NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT         COLLEGE YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Ed Bell             82    G 6- 1 233         Indiana  1  1 26 11
Charley Brock       29    C 6- 1 210        Nebraska  9  9 31 12 1939 Draft - 3rd round
Tony Canadeo         3   HB 6- 0 190         Gonzaga  6  6 28 12 1941 Draft - 9th round
Raymond Clemons     48    G 5-10 200 St. Mary's (CA)  1  1 26  9
Ed Cody             17   HB 5- 9 190          Purdue  1  1 24 10 1946 Draft - 3rd round
Irv Comp            51   HB 6- 3 205    St. Benedict  5  5 28 12 1943 Draft - 3rd round
Larry Craig         54    E 6- 0 218     S. Carolina  9  9 31 12 1939 Draft - 6th round
Tiny Croft          75    T 6- 4 280           Ripon  6  6 26 10
Ward Cuff           21   HB 6- 1 192       Marquette  1 11 33 10 1947 FA - Cards (1946)
Ralph Davis         66    G 5-11 205       Wisconsin  1  1 25 11
Bob Flowers         35    C 6- 1 210      Texas Tech  6  6 30 12
Aldo Forte          40    G 6- 0 215         Montana  1  5 29 10 1947 FA - Bears (1946)
Bob Forte            8   HB 6- 0 195        Arkansas  2  2 25 12 1943 Draft - 11th round
Ted Fritsch         64   FB 5-10 210   Stevens Point  6  6 26 12
Lester Gatewood     33    C 6- 2 200          Baylor  2  2 26 12 1943 Draft - 8th round
Jim Gillette        16   HB 6- 1 185        Virginia  1  5 29 10 1947 FA - Boston (1946)
Clyde Goodnight     23    E 6- 1 195           Tulsa  3  3 23 11 1945 Draft - 3rd round
Jack Jacobs         27   QB 6- 2 190        Oklahoma  1  4 28 12 1947 Trade - Washington
Ken Kueper          18   HB 6- 0 205         Georgia  3  3 28 12
John Kovatch        76    E 6- 3 200      Notre Dame  1  3 27  3 1947 FA - Wash (1946)
Paul Lipscomb       47    T 6- 5 245       Tennessee  3  3 24 12
Nolan Luhn          38    E 6- 3 200           Tulsa  3  3 26 12 1945 Draft - 25th round
Robert McDougal     19   FB 6- 2 205      Miami (FL)  1  1 26  1 1947 Draft - 9th round
Roy McKay            3   HB 6- 0 195           Texas  4  4 27 12 1943 Draft - 5th round
Ed Neal             58    T 6- 4 290          Tulane  3  3 28 12
Urban Odson         63    T 6- 3 250       Minnesota  2  2 28 11 1942 Draft - 1st round
Baby Ray            44    T 6- 6 250      Vanderbilt 10 10 31 11
Herman Rohrig       80   HB 5- 9 190        Nebraska  3  3 29  7 1941 Draft - 6th round
Walt Schlinkman      7   FB 5- 9 190      Texas Tech  2  2 25 12 1945 Draft - 1st round
Robert Skoglund     52    E 6- 1 198      Notre Dame  1  1 22  9 1947 Draft - 13th round
Bruce Smith         42   HB 6- 0 197       Minnesota  3  3 27 10 1942 Draft - 13th round
Damon Tassos        15    G 6- 1 225       Texas A&M  1  3 23  3 1947 FA - Det (1946)
Don Wells           43    E 6- 2 200         Georgia  2  2 25 12 1945 Draft - 6th round
Dick Wildung        45    G 6- 0 220       Minnesota  2  2 26  3 1943 Draft - 1st round
Gene Wilson         65    G 5-10 175             SMU  1  1 21  9 1947 Draft - 6th 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
1947 PACKERS DRAFT (December 16, 1946)
RND SEL NAME               POS COLLEGE
1     6 Ernie Case           B UCLA
2       Did Not Draft
3    20 Burr Baldwin         E UCLA
4       Did Not Draft 
5    31 Buddy Burris         G Oklahoma              
6    40 Gene Wilson          E Southern Methodist
7    52 Dick Connors         B Northwestern
8    62 Monte Moncrief       T Texas A&M
9    72 Bob McDougal         B Miami (Fla.)
10   81 Bob Kelly            B Notre Dame 
11   92 Tom Moulton          C Oklahoma State 
12  100 George Hills         G Georgia Tech
13  111 Bob Skoglund         E Notre Dame 
14  122 Jack Mitchell        B Oklahoma   
15  130 Denver Crawford      T Tennessee       
16  141 Jim Callanan         E Southern California
17  151 Ted Scalissi         B Ripon 
18  160 Jim Goodman          T Indiana 
19  172 Dick Miller          G Lawrence 
20  181 Brad Ecklund         C Oregon
21  190 Bob West             B Colorado  
22  202 Tex Reilly           B Colorado 
23  211 Ron Sockolov         T California 
24  220 Herb St. John        G Georgia
25  232 Fred Redeker         B Cincinnati  
26  241 Herm Lubker          E Arkansas 
27  250 Bob Palladino        B Notre Dame
28  262 Jerrell Baxter       T North Carolina  
29  271 Ray Sellers          E Georgia
30  280 Jerry Carle          B Northwestern 
31  290 Bill Hogan           B Kansas  
32  297 Ralph Olsen          E Utah
BOLD - Played for the Packers
1947 TRADES
* - Traded Bob Nussbaumer to Washington for QB Jack Jacobs
1947 IN REVIEW
Curly Lambeau installed the T formation at Green Bay and developed a respectable passing attack, but quarterback Jack Jacobs was no Cecil Isbell and ends Nolan Luhn and Clyde Goodnight were no Don Hustons. What Lambeau did have was a short-passing offense which moved the ball sporadically, but could not break games open like the old Packer air attacks. Tony Canadeo and Walt Schlinkman kept the running game healthy, moving behind a line which stayed strong despite the retirements of Bill Lee and Russ Letlow. The Packers were a solid, if unspectacular, team, with a cruel streak of bad luck killing their title hopes. They lost by one to the Steelers, by three to the Bears, and another single point to the Cardinals.
JACK JACOBS: HEADING NORTH TO MAKE HISTORY
The Packers spent many fruitless years searching for a replace ment for Cecil Isbell at quarterback. In 1947, they turned to Jack Jacobs. The former Oklahoma star was drafted in the second round of the 1942 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Rams, where he played until 1945. After one season in Washington, Green Bay acquired the passer, but, ironically, he was most productive as a punter, leading the NFL in 1947 with a 43.5 yard per kick average. In three seasons with the Packers, he started 17 games as quarterback, throwing 21 touchdowns, but also 41 interceptions. Jacobs headed to Canada in 1950, where he starred as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber. According to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, he transformed the Canadian game from a methodical running competition into an aerial battle, completing 709 of 1,330 passes for 11,094 yards in those five seasons. In 1952, he threw six touchdown passes against Calgary. Altogether, Jacobs tossed 104 TD passes in five seasons, an average of more than 20 per campaign. Twice he was named an all-star (1950 and 1952) and twice he led the Bombers to the Grey Cup (1950, 1953).  His exciting play helped increase the crowds at Winnipeg Blue Bomber games, leading to the construction of a new, larger Winnipeg Stadium (now called Canad Inns Stadium). The stadium was nicknamed "The House That Jack Built" because of Jacobs' contribution to the success of the team.  He was named to the CFL Hall of Fame in 1963. Jacobs died in 1974 in Greensboro, North Carolina from a severe stroke.
1947 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (3-1)
AUGUST (1-1)
23 G-NEW YORK GIANTS                     W 17-14    1-0-0   15,000
29 at Pittsburgh Steelers                L 17-24    1-1-0   31,507
SEPTEMBER (2-0)
14 M-BOSTON YANKS                        W 14-10    2-1-0   17,895
21 Washington Redskins (at Baltimore)    W 31-21    3-1-0   18,186
1947 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (6-5-1)
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
28 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               W 29-20    1-0-0   25,461
OCTOBER (3-1)
5  M-LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-0-0)            W 17-14    2-0-0   31,613
12 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (2-0-0)           L 10-14    2-1-0   25,562
19 M-WASHINGTON REDSKINS (2-1-0)         W 27-10    3-1-0   28,572
26 G-DETROIT LIONS (1-4-0)               W 34-17    4-1-0   25,179
NOVEMBER (1-3-1)
2  M-PITTSBURGH STEELERS (4-2-0)         L 17-18    4-2-0   30,073
9  at Chicago Bears (4-2-0)              L 17-20    4-3-0   46,112
16 at Chicago Cardinals (6-1-0)          L 20-21    4-4-0   40,086
23 at New York Giants (0-7-1)            T 24-24    4-4-1   27,939
30 at Los Angeles Rams (4-5-0)           W 30-10    5-4-1   31,040
DECEMBER (1-1)
7  at Detroit Lions (3-8)                W 35-14    6-4-1   14,055
14 at Philadelphia Eagles (7-4)          L 14-28    6-5-1   24,216
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
This January 23, 1947, file photo shows Chicago Bears owner George Halas, left, and Green Bay Packers coach Curley Lambeau, at a meeting in Chicago.
NFL owners and coaches meet with Bert Bell, seated at center, league commissioner, July 20, 1947 in Pittsburgh. (Left to right, seated): Art Rooney, Pittsburgh Steelers; Tim Mara, New York Giants; Bell; Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Packers; Fred Mandel, Jr., Detroit Lions. Standing: Dan Reeves, Los Angeles Rams; Walter Halas, Chicago Bears; Jack Mara, New York Giants; Roy Benningsen, Chicago Cardinals; George Marshall, Washington Redskins; Al Ennis, Philadelphia Eagles; Ralph Brizzolara, Chicago Bears. (AP Photo/Daniel P. Jacino) 
SEVEN MORE ARE DRAFTED BY GREEN BAY PACKERS
JANUARY 3 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau Friday announced the names of seven more players drafted by the Green Bay Packers. The latest are Ed Cody, Purdue fullback; Bob Skoglund, Notre Dame; Mickey McArdle, USC halfback; John Ferraro, USC tackle; Jim Callahan, USC end; Monte Montcrief, Texas A&M tackle, and Eugene Wilson, SMU end. Others recently drafted were quarterback Ernie Case and end Burr Baldwin of UCLA, and Alex Agase, Illinois guard. Agase was drafted three years ago by Green Bay but his name was kept secret while he served in the Army. Lambeau will have approximately 100 players to make deals with this year. In addition to 30 drafted in New York two weeks ago, there are well over 60 stars drafted the four previous years who are concluding their college careers this season.
FRITSCH OVERWEIGHT
JANUARY 3 (Milwaukee Journal) - Ted Fritsch, who went from Stevens Point Teachers college to the NFL and was the leading scorer in the season just ended in competition with a flock of all-Americans and big name players, paid a visit Thursday. Ted has signed with Lon Darling's Oshkosh All-Stars and will be seen in action here in the next pro basketball doubleheader, January 27, at the Auditorium. "I'm working off some weight," he said. "I'm up to 215 pounds, five more than I weighed in the football season. And I have to be lighter for basketball than football. I should get down to 205. You do a lot of running in basketball." Ted was enroute to Chicago to join the Stars and play with them Friday night in an exhibition game. Next summer he is going back to Wisconsin to finish his work for his master's degree in education and phy ed. After graduation from Stevens Point, he put in three summers at Wisconsin. One more will finish the work for his degree. "I want to be a coach," he said, "when I'm through playing, and after I coach awhile I'd like to be a principal."
NEW PACKER V COPIES DUNN ERA
JANUARY 12 (Green Bay) - The 1947 Green Bay Packers will use the "V" formation - an offshoot of the quick-opening style which brought Curly Lambeau's team three consecutive NFL championships in the 1929-31 days of Red Dunn, Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood & Co. Lambeau said Saturday that he expected to have the material next fall to make the shift over to his modernized formation which is a variation of the Chicago Bears' famous T. The quarterback will be a half step to the right or left of the center, making it possible for the center to pass the ball to the fullback and left halfback. This, Lambeau says, is an advantage over the "T". However, the ball usually will go to the quarterback and he will do the passing. The quarterback forms the lower point of the "V", with the fullback and left half as the upper tips. The right half will be used as a flanker near one end or the other. The old quick-opening style had Dunn playing close but back from the center and the rest of the backs in something of a box. Lewellen and Bo Molenda were the deep men who took the ball from Dunn for quick slants through the line. Blood, the right half, was out wide as a pass catching threat. Lambeau changed to a straight Notre Dame box in 1932, when Arnie Herber took Dunn's place. Herber was unable to operate from close in. Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell also had experience with the Irish attack at Alabama and Purdue, respectively. Among the holdovers from 1946, Cliff Aberson is a likely quarterback, because of his ability to pivot and go back fast to pass. Another prospect is Ernie Case, UCLA left handed quarter, who was drafted by the Packers. Aberson and Herman Rohrig, right half, divided T quarterback duties in air corps ball. Lambeau expects to give his shifty runners, Bruce Smith and Tony Canadeo, and powerhouse chargers like fullbacks Ted Fritsch and Walt Schlinkman a better chance to get started with the new "V".
WARD CUFF OF CARDINALS IS BOUGHT BY PACKERS
APRIL 20 (Green Bay) - Ward Cuff, veteran NFL halfback and 
placekicker, was added to the roster of the Green Bay Packers
Saturday. His contract was bought from the Chicago Cardinals.
Cuff signed with head coach and General Manager Curly 
Lambeau in Hollywood, Cal., where he is vacationing with his
family. His home is in Milwaukee, where he starred as a blocking
back for Marquette from 1934 to 1936. As a mainstay in the New
York Giants' backfield for nine years, before he was traded to the
Cardinals last summer for guard Al Dobelstein, Cuff became one
of the outstanding wingbacks and secondary defenders in major
league history. Never worse than eighth among league scorers
until injuries curtailed his activities in 1944 and 1945, Cuff left the
Giants as their all-time leader in scoring, field goal kicking and
conversions. Last year, playing in the T formation for the first time,
he finished third in the league in scoring behind Ted Fritsch of the
Packers, and Bob Waterfield of Los Angeles, with 55 points,
compiled on two touchdowns, 28 extra points and five field goals.
In 13 ball carrying attempts, he averaged six yards per attempt. His
ten year average in the major league is 5.3 yards, compiled on
343 attempts and a net gain of 1,844 yards. He has scored 360
points in league competition and played in four world
championship playoffs. Terms of his purchase from the Cardinals
were not announced by the Packers.
PACKER NOTES
APRIL 24 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers are thinking of
setting up a ticket office at the nearby Menominee Indian
Reservation since they acquired Indian Jack Jacobs, former
Oklahoma star...Incidentally Jack, who was coaching in Oklahoma,
climbed into a suit and began daily workouts as soon as he heard
of his transfer from Washington to Green Bay. Apparently he's one
Redskin who doesn't care for the Redskins. 
BOSTON YANKS MEET PACKERS IN MILWAUKEE
APRIL 30 (Boston) - The Boston Yanks have scheduled two
exhibitions prior to the opening of the NFL season. They will play
the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee Sunday, September 14, and
the Chicago Cardinals in a night game in the Cotton bowl at
Dallas, September 19.
MOLENDA JOINS GREEN BAY STAFF
MAY 3 (Green Bay) - Bo Molenda, fullback star on Green Bay's first
three world championship teams and coach of the powerful San
Diego Naval Base service eleven, was added to the Packer
coaching staff today as backfield assistant to Curly Lambeau. 
Molenda's return to Green Bay, where he helped win titles in 1929,
'30 and '31, gives Lambeau three assistants, all former Packer stars. The others are Don Hutson and Walter Kiesling, who have been members of the staff for the last two seasons. Varsity fullback on Michigan's Big Ten championship teams in 1925 and 1926, Molenda broke into professional football in 1927 as a member of Red Grange's New York Yankees. When the Yankee bubble burst in midseason of 1928, Molenda joined the Packers.
He remained there through the 1931 season, then was sold to the New York Giants, for whom he played until he was named  assistant to Coach Steve Owen in 1936. As a Giant player he participated in two playoffs, 1933 and 1934, carrying the brunt of the Giants' victorious offense in the famous gumshoe game against the Chicago Bears in 1934. Leaving the Giants in 1941 to become end coach at Lafayette, he enlisted in the Navy as a chief petty officer early in 1942 and was discharged as a full lieutenant after 45 months of service during which he took part in the Hollandia and Leyte invasions in the Pacific. In 1943 he was given an eleventh hour assignment to whip the San Diego eleven into shape. Using the Packer offense in which he starred, his team defeated eight opponents, including Southern California and UCLA, before it ran into the famous March Field club led by Indian Jack Jacobs, the triple-threat star recently acquired by the Packers. Jacobs had one of his typical field days and handed Molenda's team its only defeat of the season. Molenda, who sent four summers before the war umpirting in the American Association and the International league, will report to the Packers' camp at Rockwood lodge on August 1. At present he resides in California...The Green Bay Packers are searching for an insignia to be bused as an identifying seal on stationery and uniforms...The water Packer players drink at Rockwood lodge, their bayside home and headquarters, is pumped from a well sunk 1,500 feet below the surface through a shelf of solid rock several hundred feet in depth.
MIAMI LOSES PAIR
MAY 9 (Coral Gables, FL) - Although each has further eligibility, fullback Bob McDougal of the University of Miami has decided to join the Green Bay Packers and center Harvey James the Cleveland Browns.
PACKERS PLAY NIGHT GAME AT PITTSBURGH
MAY 13 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers will play a night exhibition game at Forbes Field here August 29, three weeks ahead of the opening of the NFL season. The game will be sponsored by the Dapper Dan club of Pittsburgh, with proceeds to be used for Greek relief. The Steelers haven't won any of their 12 games with the Packers.
CLEANING THE CUFF
MAY 13 (Green Bay) - Surgeons at Rochester, Minn., have traced the injury that kept Bruce Smith on the Green Bay Packers' bench most of last season to a callous formation on a bone and have fixed Bruce up so he can really run next fall.
PACKERS SIGN WILDUNG, FORMER GOPHER TACKLE
MAY 15 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced the signing of Dick Wildung, Minnesota all-American tackle in 1941 and 1942, for his second season of professional football. Wildung, who stands six feet tall and weighs 220 pounds, played guard for the National League club last year.
PACKERS RELEASE 1947 SCHEDULE
MAY 20 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced their complete 1947 schedule today, simultaneous with the opening of the annual ticket sale. In addition to the
eight games previously announced for Milwaukee and
Green Bay, the Packers will play pre-season non-
championship games for charity in Pittsburgh and
Baltimore and will wind up their championship 
schedule with six consecutive games on the road.
The non-championship game against the Steelers
will be played for Greek Relief under the auspices of
the Dapper Dan club of Pittsburgh. The Washington
game at Baltimore is the annual Variety club contest
in which the Packers have made two previous
appearances. The American Legion in Green Bay
will share in the receipts of the Giants game on
August 29, when Coach Curly Lambeau will be
unveiling his 1947 edition for the first time. The home
schedule, the best in the National League this year
and the most extensive one ever arranged by the
Packers, gives Wisconsin fans an opportunity to see
every major league team except Philadelphia. It is
additionally attractive from a Packer standpoint 
because it will be concluded before inclement 
weather. The last home appearance of the Packers
will be at Milwaukee on November 2. Season tickets
for the four game in Milwaukee and those at Green
Bay are being sold in separate sets. Unsolicited
orders placed before the sale opened today gives
Packer officials hopes of setting new records for
season tickets at Green Bay and Milwaukee. In
accordance with established Packer practice, 
season tickets are being sold in six price ranges (
$18, $13.20, $11.40, $9, $7.20 and $4.80) for each
set of four games. Orders for individual games will
not be filled until after the close of the season ticket
sale, club officials said, and no tickets will be 
allocated for any individual game until two weeks 
before each contest. This policy is necessary, 
officials explained, in view of the increased demand
for season tickets.
BAYS SIGN ED NEAL
MAY 22 (Green Bay) - The signing of Ed Neal, 290 pound guard, to a 1947 contract was announced today by the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. Neal, who stands six feet four inches tall, is in the 20th Packers to sign for this season.
LUHN SIGNS WITH PACKERS
MAY 25 (Green Bay) - Nolan Luhn, veteran right end, has signed his 1947 contract, the Green Bay Packers announced Saturday. Luhn, from Kinney, Tex., tied with Clyde Goodnight for the lead among Packer pass receivers last year, gaining 324 yards on 16 catches.
WALT SCHLINKMAN SIGNS HIS CONTRACT
MAY 27 (Green Bay) - Walter Schlinkman, fullback, Tuesday returned his signed contract for the 1947 campaign. The former Texas Tech star, who gained 379 yards in 97 attempts in his freshman year with the Packers, last season, brought to four the number of Green Bay fullbacks now in line. He joined Ted Fritsch, league scoring champion a year ago, and two rookies: Ed Cody of Purdue and Bob McDougal of Miami (Fla.) university.
ODSON IS SIGNED FOR PACKER LINE
JUNE 2 (Green Bay) - Urban Odson, the general store proprietor from Raymond, S.D., and former All-American tackle at the University of Minnesota, Monday signed his Packer contract for 1947. Odson, a line officer who saw three and a half years service in the Pacific, joined the Packers last season. Having been away from football since he starred on the Great Lakes eleven in 1942, he found it difficult to regain his old form and did not round into 
NATIONAL LEAGUE TO TALK OF ALL-AMERICA MERGER
JANUARY 23 (Milwaukee Journal) - The frequently discussed possibility of a merger between the two or three strongest clubs in the young All-America football conference and the National league will come before an executive meeting of the National league at its annual winter meeting in Chicago this week, it was authoritatively learned Thursday. The Cleveland Browns, New York Yankees and San Francisco Forty-Niners were mentioned as possible "seceders" from the young conference if the older league opens its doors. One story said all three of them had already placed their franchise money of $50,000 each in escrow pending action by the National league. While the National league has announced nothing but routine matters for its meeting, now in progress, and has steadfastly insisted it would have no truck with the all-America conference, it is known that "feelers" were sent to Paul Brown, coach and general manager of the Cleveland Browns, early last fall after his team had shown tremendous drawing power at home. It is also known that not all owners in the overbalanced new league were satisfied with last season's results, even with allowance for the customary first year difficulties. If admitted, the three clubs would give the National league a membership of 13 which would be split into two divisions - an eastern of six clubs, consisting of two New York clubs, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and a western, consisting of two Chicago clubs, Detroit, Cleveland, Green Bay, Los Angeles and San Francisco. George Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, announced in Chicago, without explanation, Wednesday that he favored opportunity of the eastern and western divisions of the National league as two separate units, which lent credence to the possibility of increased membership. The difficulties which six teams in one division and seven in the other pose might be overcome by admitting only two of the All-America clubs. The one most likely to be dropped would be San Francisco. The Forty-Niners have had difficulties obtaining a playing site. Kezar stadium, the best and largest stadium, is used almost exclusively on Sundays by college teams. What would happen to the All-America conference if two or three of its strongest clubs withdraw is a matter of question. The league could fill in its depleted membership and operate as an eight team league again or it could continue as a six. The loss of Cleveland, which had by far the largest home attendance last season, and the loss of Yankee stadium, where the Yankees play, would be a terrific blow, however. The All-America league's annual meeting will be held in New York starting Monday. Meanwhile in Chicago, the National league occupied itself with routine matters. Commissioner Bert Bell, who has dilly-dallyed around with the Filchock-Hapes case, did some more dilly-dallying with the platitudinous suggestion that the league tighten its antigambling code.
PACKERS GET JACOBS IN TRADE
JANUARY 24 (Chicago) - The Washington Redskins today traded Jack Jacobs, former University of Oklahoma backfield star, to the Green Bay Packers for Bob Nussbaumer and one player to be selected. Jacobs, 27 years old, played every position in the Redskin backfield last season. It was his first year with the club after service in the Army Air corps. Previously he played two years with the Cleveland Rams, now at Los Angeles. Nussbaumer, 25, was a star at the University of Michigan. To complete the deal, Washington can select another player from the Packer roster or reserve list, but the choice must be approved by the Green Bay club.
DUDLEY UP FOR SALE; A.A. 'DEALS FAIL'
JANUARY 25 (Chicago) - The Pittsburgh Steelers tonight put halfback Bill Dudley, 1946 offensive star of the NFL, up for sale after Dudley retracted an earlier statement he intended to retire from pro football. At the same time, League Publicist George Strickler reported the rival All-America Conference had attempted to negotiate "secret deals" with the National League on drafted players and had proposed alternate picks of college players selected by both leagues. "There was no genuine inter-league peace move," said Strickler, "but the All-America, after taking big salaries last year, apparently wanted to beat down salaries this season by eliminating open market bidding for players." Owner Art Rooney of the Steelers said Dudley notified him by telephone that he no longer wished to play with the Pittsburgh club, but would consider playing elsewhere in the National League. Rooney said he assured Dudley he would try to sell him at the current schedule meeting of the National circuit which apparently was headed for an overtime session tomorrow afternoon - the sale of two players enlivened today's proceedings. Dudley gave no explanation of his reason for wanting to leave Pittsburgh where he has been an outstanding performer since 1942 after a brilliant career at the University of Virginia. Rooney said there was no salary difficulty involved and that he was at a loss to explain Dudley's antipathy toward Pittsburgh. Rooney, commenting on rumors the Steelers might be interested in swapping Dudley for Glenn Davis, Army star, on whom the Detroit Lions hold draft rights, declared he was "listening to everybody who had a deal to offer." Territorial rights were established, whereby no league team could play an exhibition game within 75 miles of the city limits where another team has a franchise, unless one of the participants is a home club. In the case of the Green Bay Packers, out of bounds would include 75 miles from the limits of Milwaukee County. Milwaukee is considered the Packers' "second" home city.
PAUL BROWN TELLS SENTINEL HE'S NOT JOINING OTHER LOOP
JANUARY 25 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Coach Paul Brown of the Cleveland Browns, champions of the All-America Conference, in a call to the Sentinel yesterday from Cleveland, denied flatly that he was interested in shifting his team to the National League or had deposited $50,000 in anticipation of such a move. The story appeared in a local newspaper. "There was some wishful thinking back of that yarn," the debonair young coach insisted. "I control the policy of the Browns and would know first; there is absolutely nothing to it. We cleaned up two years of indebtedness, getting ready, in our first season and made some money. We are in a stronger position that ever, and transfer of the Miami franchise to Baltimore should bolster our whole league. The All-America will definitely be in business next fall, and the Browns in it." Brown was to leave last night for the league's winter meeting in New York. Tom Stidham, Buffalo line coach, will leave from here today for the parley starting tomorrow.
PACKERS AWARE OF REAL NEEDS FOR NEXT FALL
JANUARY 26 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Lloyd Larson) - The deal for Indian Jack Jacobs and the 1947 draft list are pretty fair tipoffs that Curly Lambeau is fully aware of Green Bay Packer needs for next fall - big time chuckers and receivers who can catch passes and run away from defenders. Three of the first four draftees fit into the obvious patters for revival. Ernie Case, UCLA quarterback, is No. 1; Burr Baldwin, UCLA end, No. 2, and Gene Wilson, Southern Methodist end, No. 4. "We certainly know what we need and feel we are well on the way right now," said Lambeau. "Jacobs is still a terrific prospect, and that's why we made the deal we did with Washington, where he didn't have a chance to show his real class. He's big and can do everything expected of a great back." Then, choking off a question via the mind reading route, Curly added: "Don't be misled by UCLA's team showing against Illinois and Baldwin's personal flop. In spite of the sour showing, everybody agrees the big end has the stuff to click in pro ball. I'm counting on him and on Case, too. Ernie can really throw the ball. Even in the Illinois game he proved it. This boy Wilson is a honey - the closest thing to Hutson I've seen. He was the best man on the field in the East-West game." And something of a promise: "Can you imagine the Packers with the best ground gaining record in the league and not even making the playoff? It won't happen again. Even now we're looking beyond next season."...REMEMBER THIS NAME: BILL HOGAN: The tailend of the draft list reflects this planning for the future. Lambeau now has National League draft rights to Jerry Carle, Northwestern's blocking back; Bill Hogan, 200 pound triple threat back from Kansas, and Ralph Olson, Utah end, who are expected to take advantage of another year of collegiate eligibility. "George Sauer, Hogan's coach and himself a former Packer star, is high on the big back and that's good enough for us," commented the Green Bay boss. "George should know a hot prospect when he sees one." In the scramble for newcomers, no one is losing sight of present members of the cast. Bruce Smith is an example. Ever since his days at Minnesota he has been more or less handicapped by a groin injury. As a result, the Packers are sending him to the Mayo Clinic for what is hoped will be a permanent repair job. "In my book, Smith is the best running back in football when he's in shape," said Lambeau. "We have definite hopes that he will be ready to go full steam next fall."
COMPLETE PACKER LIST OF DRAFTEES ANNOUNCED
JANUARY 26 (Chicago) - Curly Lambeau's
first two choices in the annual National
league draft last December were UCLA's
boys, Ernie Case, quarterback, and Burr
Baldwin, end, it was learned as he made
public his complete list for the first time at
the league meeting here Saturday. Case
was drafted because of his passing
ability. He is a left handed pitcher. Along
among all the UCLA boys in the recent
Rose Bowl game, he won the plaudits of
middle western writers. He was sharp and
accurate with his tosses and played with
poise against a line which rushed the life
out of him. Baldwin in the same game 
looked like an ordinary end, although he
was almost unanimously picked for all-
American honors. He weighs 215 pounds.
The list of 30 boys includes only seven 
from this area - Bob Kelley, halfback; Bob
Skoglund, end, and Bob Palladino,
halfback, of Notre Dame; Jerry Carle and
Dick Connor, halfbacks, of Northwestern;
Ted Scalissi, halfback, Ripon, and Dick
Miller, tackle, Lawrence. Wilson, the SMU
end, was one of the outstanding men on
the field in the recent East-West Shrine
game. McDougal, the Miami back, lives in
Oconto. Sockolov, the California guard, as the one lineman who gave Wisconsin real trouble in the game at Berkeley last September. None of the boys have been signed as yet. A few have another year of competition left, because of the relaxed eligibility rules during the war years, but the Packers now have rights to them upon their graduation.
PRO SCHEDULE IS HEADACHE
JANUARY 27 (Chicago) - The NFL swung into the fifth day of its annual winter meeting here Monday morning still sweating over its 1947 schedule. The owners worked until 3:30 o'clock Monday morning without arriving at an acceptable schedule, then adjourned until 10 o'clock, when they resumed their labors. A proposal early Monday by Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers that a 12 game schedule be drawn up instead of an 11, promised to help the owners untangle the snarl in which they found themselves. Lambeau's proposal was the basis of the renewed deliberations later Monday. The owners also encountered difficulties in arranging opening dates. They would like to begin the season September 28, but only four of them have parks which would be available at that time.
PRO SCHEDULE PROBLEM IS HANDED TO BERT BELL
JANUARY 28 (Chicago) - NFL owners "solved" the problem of their 1947 schedule later Monday night by turning it over to Commissioner Bert Bell for solution and adjourning their annual winter meeting. The owners authorized Bell to arrange a schedule, specifying only that he arrange no more than 12 games for each team. Bell later said that he would complete the schedule within a month, and that he would permit each club to announce its own games. Before passing the matter to Bell, the owners debated a 12 game schedule providing six games at home and six on the road for each club. Each team would play home and home games with the other teams in its division and four of the five teams in the other division, two at home and two away. The suggestion for a 12 game schedule to replace the 11 game schedule was made by Curly Lambeau of Green Bay. Except for the schedule, only other news of interest was furnished by George Halas of the Chicago Bears and Lambeau. Halas announced that he had closed a working agreement with the Honolulu Warriors of the Pacific Coast league and Lambeau announced the signing of two men selected in the recent draft, both ends: Bob Skoglund of Notre Dame and Gene (Red) Wilson of Southern Methodist. Wilson was the star of the recent East-West Shrine game.
ALL-AMERICA LOOP READY TO CALL OFF FOOTBALL WAR
JANUARY 30 (New York) - The All-America conference indicated Wednesday that it was ready to call off its football war with the National league if the National agrees. Despite three court victories after player raids, the one year old AAC now wants a "live and let live" policy. It still insists that there is plenty of room for two major leagues. A report that Bill Daley, former Minnesota star, might jump from the All-America to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National league temporarily aroused the owners again as they opened the second day of their meeting here, but they calmed down quickly and again indirectly proferred an olive branch to the older league. "We expect to respect the contracts of others," said President Dan Topping of the New York Yankees. "But we also expect to defend our own contracts and our legal battles with the other league will start all over if Daley signed with Pittsburgh." Daley, hard hitting fullback who played at Minnesota and Michigan, was signed to a two year contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers last season and was later traded to the Miami club, which collapsed at the end of the campaign. The AAC contends that his contract reverted to the commissioner's office and later was assigned properly to the new Baltimore franchise.
DONS SIGN ALEX AGASE; PACKERS HAD RIGHTS
JANUARY 31 (Los Angeles) - Alex Agase, star guard on the University of Illinois Rose Bowl game, has been signed by the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Conference, Coach Dud De Groot said Friday. The Green Bay Packers had rights to Agase in the NFL.
GREEN BAY SIGNS TATE OF AGGIES
JANUARY 31 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced they had signed halfback Ralph Tate of the Oklahoma Aggies. Tate, who runs the 100 yard dash in 9.8 seconds, was on the 1945 Packer draft list and recently was discharged from service. He gave up a chance to compete in the Olympics to play professional football. Former Drake relays star, Tate stands six feet tall and weighs 180 pounds. He is the third man signed by Green Bay this week.
BAY AERIAL GAME WORST IN CIRCUIT
FEBRUARY 1 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers, terrors of the NFL during their halcyon days when Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell had Don Hutson for a target slumped last season to become the club with the worst passing records in the circuit. This was disclosed yesterday by the league's official statistics which confirmed the Los Angeles Rams as the foremost passing team and their backfield ace, Bob Waterfield, as the outstanding individual passer in the league for 1946. Green Bay attempted 178 passes, the least number of tries of any club except Pittsburgh, and completed 54 of them for an average of .303. The pitches gained only 841 yards - the smallest net by that route in the league. Only four passes went for touchdowns and 18 of the Packer heaves were intercepted. In contrast to the Packers' feeble showing in the passing department the league as a whole had a completion percentage of .446 and an average gain of 15 yards on each toss. Passers threw 2,341 forwards and completed 1,049 of them for 15,736 yards. The tosses yielded 517 first downs and 126 touchdowns but 212 throws were intercepted and run back 3,308 yards. Star passer Waterfield, a native of Elmira, N.Y., who went west to grow up and become a stand-in for movie leading men, completed 127 of his 251 passes for 1,747 yards, 18 touchdowns and an interception mark of .067 to nose out Sid Luckman of the Chicago Bears for individual honors.
LOS ANGELES DONS SIGN BALDWIN
FEBRUARY 6 (Los Angeles) - The Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference claimed another triumph over the Green Bay Packers of the vial National League today when they signed All-America end Burr Baldwin of UCLA. The Dons recently announced the signing of Illinois' All-America guard Alex Agase, who with Baldwin had been chosen in the NFL draft by Green Bay.
ALL-AMERICA LANDS CASE
FEBRUARY 11 (Los Angeles) - Ernie Case, ace quarterback for UCLA, said today he had signed a three year contract to play with the new Baltimore team in the All-America Conference. Southpaw Ernie, who passed and guided UCLA through an unblemished season last year and then saw it walloped by Illinois in the Rose Bowl did not divulge the salary teams. Case, 26, served with the Army Air Forces, was shot down in Italy and spent 11 months as a prisoner of war. He was the No. 1 draft choice of the Green Bay Packers of the rival National League. His pass catching teammate, Burr Baldwin, also a Green Bay draftee, recently signed with Los Angeles of the All-America loop.
BAYS SIGN MONCRIEF
FEBRUARY 11 (College Station, TX) - Monte Moncrief, Texas A&M tackle and Aggie co-captain the past three years, announced today he has signed a contract to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers. Moncrief plans to remain in school through the summer term and return in the spring of 1948 to complete work on a veterinary medicine degree. After graduation, he plans to open a practice in Green Bay.
ROCKETS WILL NOT GO TO MILWAUKEE, JIM CROWLEY SAYS
FEBRUARY 15 (Chicago) - Owner-Coach Jimmy Crowley of the Chicago Rockets denied rumors Friday the All-America Football Conference club would transfer its franchise to Milwaukee. It was reported that an unofficial representative of the club had explored the possibility of renting State Fair park in Milwaukee and that the Rockets also were considering Borchert field, home of the Milwaukee Brewers' baseball club, as a home site. "We haven't even thought of leaving Chicago," Crowley said. "We'll fight it out with the Bears and Cardinals of the NFL on our own grounds." The Rockets, under former owner John L. Keeshin, reportedly suffered a substantial financial loss in their inaugural season at Soldier field here last year. The Green Bay Packers of the National league claim exclusive professional football rights for the next four years to the State Fair park in Milwaukee.
PACKERS PLAY SIX CONTESTS IN WISCONSIN
FEBRUARY 25 (Green Bay) - A six game home schedule,
with three games here and three at Milwaukee, has been
announced for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL by Coach
E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. In addition, Lambeau listed an
exhibition game against the Boston Yankees at State Fair
park in Milwaukee September 14. The 1947 schedule,
unique in Packer history, will find the Bays playing in
Wisconsin six weekends in a row, starting September 28
against the Chicago Bears here and ending November 2
against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Milwaukee. Under an agreement at the last National league meeting, each club will announced only its own home games.
PACKERS SIGN TWO BIG TACKLES
FEBRUARY 28 (Green Bay) - A pair of big tackles from St. Mary's of California, William McPartland and Fred Nielsen, have signed with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced yesterday. McPartland, who stands 6-2 and weighs 235, was an All-Coast tackle in 1946, and Nielsen, who packs 240 pounds on a 6-3 frame, was drafted by the Packers in 1944. These two are the fifth and sixth new players to sign Packer contracts.
CHARLEY BROCK TURNS DOWN COACHING POST
MARCH 5 (Green Bay) - Charley Brock, captain and veteran center of the Green Bay Packers, will probably cavort another season for the Lambeaus as he recently turned down an active offer to take over as a college coach. This isn't the first time that Brock has got a bid from a "rah rah" institution. Brock is a smart footballer and his pigskin stealing abilities have made him famous in gridiron circles. The former Nebraska star has been with the Bays for eight seasons. He made his debut in postgraduate football with the 1939 pennant winning Green Bay team.
CARL MULLENEAUX NAMED LINE COACH AT ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY
MARCH 9 (St. Louis) - Carl (Moose) Mulleneaux, end for the Green Bay Packers, has signed as football coach for St. Louis university athletic director W.J. (Dukes) Duford announced Saturday. Mulleneaux, veteran professional with the Packers during their 1938 and 1944 NFL championships, will assume his duties when spring training begins next month.
PACKERS SIGN TWO EX-MARINE PLAYERS
MARCH 12 (Green Bay) - Two ex-Marines were added to the 1947 roster of the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced that he had signed Joseph Graham, 210-pound, six foot two inch end, who played collegiate ball at the University of Florida, and Ralph J. Grant, 212-pound, five foot ten inch quarterback, who played at Bucknell and Pennsylvania State Teachers college.
BROCK SIGNS FOR 9TH SEASON WITH PACKERS
MARCH 15 (Green Bay) - Charley Brock, veteran center of the Green Bay Packers, has signed for his ninth season with the club, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau has announced. Brock, who is 31 years old today, has captained the Packers for the last two seasons. He was chosen on the Associated Press All-National league team of 1945. Lambeau also announced that the Packer office had mailed contracts to all regular members of the 1946 squad.
ED CODY SIGNS
MARCH 18 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers said today that Ed Cody, Purdue fullback, has signed a 1947 Packer contract, his first in professional ball.
PACKERS SIGN CANADEO
MARCH 19 (Green Bay) - Tony Canadeo, hard-running halfback, has signed a contract for his fifth season with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said today.
GREEN BAY PACKERS SIGN TED FRITSCH
MARCH 19 (Green Bay) - Ted Fritsch, the NFL's leading scorer in 1946, signed a new contract with the Green Bay Packers yesterday, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau reported. The stocky former Central State Teachers college fullback who won all-league honors last fall has completed five seasons with the Green Bay club. Fritsch is keeping in trim this winter as a member of the Oshkosh All Stars of the National Basketball league.
STRICKLER IS NEW PACKER PUBLICIST
MARCH 24 (New York) - George Strickler, who resigned last week as director of public relations for the NFL, today signed a three-year contract as assistant general manager and director of public relations for the Green Bay Packers. Strickler, a former Chicago newspaperman and publicity man at Notre Dame in the four horsemen era, will report to Green Bay April 1. In addition to assisting General Manager and Head coach Curly Lambeau, he will replace George Calhoun, who retired recently after handling the Packers' publicity for 30 years.
GREEN BAY SIGNS HALFBACK JACOBS
MARCH 25 (Green Bay) - Jack Jacobs, obtained by the Green Bay Packers from the Washington Redskins in a trade for Bob Nussbaumer, Tuesday signed his 1947 contract with the Packers, Coach Curly Lambeau announced. Jacobs, who played both halfback and quarterback for the Redskins, is a forward passer of exceptional ability although overshadowed at Washington by Sammy Baugh and with the Cleveland Rams who had him originally. Jacobs entered the National league four years ago from the University of Oklahoma. He is 27 years old, 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 185 pounds.
GIANTS MEET BAYS AUGUST 23
APRIL 4 (Green Bay) - The New York Giants football team will come here August 23 for an exhibition game with the Green Bay Packers, coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers announced today. The Giants will make the trip from their camp in Superior, Wis. The game will be played under the auspices of the American Legion. Lambeau is doubling as general manager of the Packers in addition to his duties as head coach.
FORMER OCONTO STAR SIGNS WITH PACKERS
APRIL 7 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today announced the signing of Robert McDougal, University of Miami (Fla.) fullback and former all-around star at Oconto high school. McDougal who transferred to Miami in 1941 after one year at the University of Wisconsin, also played at Duke university as a V12 student in 1943. A three sport man at Miami, the six foot two 210 pound marine veteran of the Okinawa and Iwo Jima campaigns led the Hurricanes to a 40 to 20 upset of Washington and Lee last fall and twice plunged more than 25 yards on successive plays to touchdowns in a 20 to 17 triumph over Miami of Ohio.
shape until the final weeks of the season. Coach Curly Lambeau said he expected Odson to be one of the outstanding linemen in the league this season, especially on defense where his 6 feet 4 inches and tremendous strength make him a bulwark against any type of ground attack. Odson, who is 28 years old, was the Packers' first choice in the 1941 major league draft.
PACKERS SIGN FORTE
JUNE 5 (Green Bay) - Bob Forte, former University of Arkansas halfback, who broke into professional football with the Green Bay Packers last fall, has returned his signed contract for the 1947 season, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today.
ABERSON TO REJOIN GREEN BAY PACKERS
JUNE 7 (Green Bay) - Cliff Aberson, who joined the Green Bay Packers without collegiate experience last fall and appeared in eight games at left halfback, was signed today for his second season with the National league club. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said Aberson will be shifted to quarterback this fall in order to take full advantage of his passing prowess. His rivals for the first string assignment will be Jack Jacobs, who was purchased from the Washington Redskins, and Ralph Grant, a 212 pound rookie from Bucknell. Aberson at present is playing the outfield for the Des Moines baseball club of the Western league.
PACKERS GET TASSOS FROM DETROIT LIONS
JUNE 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers traded Marv Pregulman, a guard, to the Detroit Lions for Damon Tassos, a guard, in a straight player transaction. In addition, the Packers will receive Detroit's fifth choice in the National league player draft next December. Tassos, 6 feet 1 and 225 pounds, led the Texas A&M team in 1944, after starring for the Aggies in the 1943 Orange Bowl game. He was a member of the Chicago All-Star squad in 1945 and won track letters at Texas A&M in 1944 and 1945 as a weight man. The 23 year old San Antonio restaurant proprietor will be reunited on the Packer squad with Monte Moncrief, a teammate at Texas A&M.
PACKERS IGNORE TIP ON 'GRID STAR'
JUNE 13 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers had a tip on a prospect at a small western college, but didn't do anything about him after they received this letter from his coach: "We had a good back...who flunked out. Weight 165 pounds. Best broken field runner and punter in the district. He was in Army and rejected. He has a bad knee and a twisted vertebrae in neck. He is tough, but has only played three games for me. He could be a whiz but for his handicaps. He gets knocked out so much. He scored 230 points one year in high school. He doesn't train good. He is 9-9 on hundred with a fast start. He can run through a crack, and hit hard, but when he gets hit just right on the head he goes into a spasm. This happened every game. Twice he was OK in about 10 minutes and went in again. He can't block." The Packer management said the club probably could play its National League schedule without the prospect.
GATEWOOD SIGNS PACKER CONTRACT
JUNE 14 (Green Bay) - Lester (Buddy) Gatewood, who alternated with Charley Brock and Bob Flowers at center for the Green Bay Packers last year, has accepted terms for 1947, the Packer office announced today. Gatewood, a former Baylor and Tulane gridder, was obtained by the Packers in the 1942 draft but entered the Navy before he had an opportunity to report. He played two seasons of service football with Bainbridge and Fleet City. Gatewood was the 27th player signed by the Packers for the coming season.
CROFT, KEUPER JOIN PACKER GRID ROSTER
JUNE 18 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers announced today the signing of two veterans, 275-pound tackle Tiny Croft and halfback Ken Keuper, raising to 29 the number of men under contract for the 1947 season. Croft, a Ripon college product, will be playing his sixth season in the NFL. Keuper joined the club in 1945 after three years as fullback and blocking back at the University of Georgia.
PACKERS RECALL 250 POUND TACKLE
JUNE 21 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have recalled Wilder Collins, a 250 pound tackle, from the San Diego Bombers of the Pacific Coast Professional Football league. Collins trained with the Packers last summer, but was sent to San Diego for seasoning. He is a former Tulsa university star and the Packers' sixth choice in the 1944 draft.
GOODNIGHT, PACKER END, INKS CONTRACT
JUNE 24 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today announced the signing of Clyde (Nip) Goodnight, veteran left and and leading pass receiver in 1946. Goodnight, a student at the University of Tennessee's medical school, caught 16 passes last year for an average gain of 19.2 yards and scored one touchdown. He was graduated from Tulsa University. The veteran flankman, who is six feet one inch tall and weighs 195 pounds, is the 31st Packer under contract for this fall.
PACKERS SIGN NORTH CAROLINA TACKLE
JULY 1 (Green Bay) - Baxter Jarrell, 240 pound tackle from the University of North Carolina, was signed today by the Green Bay Packers. Jarrell, a veteran of five years in the Army air forces, attended William and Mary college and Southwestern (Okla.)Tech before transferring to North Carolina.
PACKER NOTES
JULY 8 (Wisconsin State Journal) - Cliff Aberson, a fine back with the Green Bay Packers last fall, is said to have decided to concentrate on baseball after a recent meeting with Jack Sheehan, head of the Chicago Cubs farm system. Aberson was to have reported to the Packers on August 3. The Cubs have offered to sign Aberson to a big league contract and bring him up to the Cubs after Aberson finishes the season with Des Moines of the Western League. He has cracked out 20 home runs for Des Moines this year. Richard "Red" Smith, a coach with the Cubs, an assistant coach with the New York Giants pro footballers, and formerly an assistant with the Packers, must feel very badly about robbing his old pal Curly Lambeau of a fine back. That's a joke, son!
DAVIS, EX-BADGER GUARD, LATEST TO JOIN GREEN BAY
JULY 9 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers announced today the signing of Ralph Davis, University of Wisconsin guard. Davis, a graduate of Jefferson, Wis., high school, also attended Michigan and Pennsylvania as a V-12 assignee before returning to Wisconsin, where he received his degree last month. Davis is the third new man signed for the guard position which gave the Packers trouble last season. The others are Damon Tassos, obtained from Detroit in a trade for Merv Pregulman, and Monte Moncrief, an All-American tackle at Texas A&M college. Davis, at five feet eleven inches and 205 pounds, is the smallest of the lot.
GREEN BAY SIGNS RAY PIOTROWSKI
JULY 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers further strengthened their line today with the signing of Ray Piotrowski, a center from the Honolulu Bears and star in service football in Hawaii during the way. Piotrowski, six feet two inches and 215 pounds, is a product of a Milwaukee high school. He passed up college to enter the service, but comes to the Packers with considerable big time experience picked up in the Marines where he teamed with such players as the late Smiley Johnson, Packer guard, Special Delivery Jones and others. Although he was used at center on the Camp Lejeune team and was named an All-Island selection in Hawaii at the time when most of the outstanding players in service were assigned to Hawaii, he has had experience at tailback. During an athletic field day in Honolulu, Piotrowski threw a pass 73 yards, punted 57 yards, kicked an 80 yard placekick and drop kicked 45 yards. Coach Curly Lambeau expects to use him at center, behind Capt. Charlie Brock and Buddy Gatewood. Piotrowski, who is 27 years old, will report at Rockwood lodge, the Packers' bayside headquarters and training camp, on August 1, when backs, centers, and rookies open drills four days ahead of the remainder of the squad.
JOANNES RESIGNS AS PACKER HEAD
JULY 24 (Green Bay) - Lee Joannes said today he had resigned as president of the Green Bay Packers professional football team. Joannes, one of the original founders of the club, said he wanted to devote more time to his Grocers Equipment Service corporation. He said he would be willing to remain as a director of the corporation. The resignation came as a surprise to most Packer followers. Joannes was the fourth president of the club.
PACKERS PICK EMIL FISCHER
JULY 26 (Green Bay) - Emil R. Fischer, a leading sportsman in this sports-minded community, last night was elected president of the Green Bay Packers. He succeeds Lee H. Joannes who resigned Thursday after heading the NFL club for 17 years. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, founder of the club and its head coach for 28 years, was re-elected vice president, and Frank Jonet was retained as secretary and treasurer. Lambeau is also general manager. The annual meeting of the club's stockholders also re-elected the board of 12 directors and voted to increase the membership of the directorate to 14. William Servotte and Russell Bogda of Green Bay were named to the two new places. Servotte and Bogda, along with Milan J. Boex and Harvey Lhost were added to the executive committee which along with Lambeau conducts the actual operations of the corporation. Re-elected to the executive committee were Fred Leicht, A.B. Turnbull, Green Bay publisher; Jerry Clifford, Police Chief H.J. Bero, H.G. Wintgens, President Fischer, Lambeau and Jonet. Fischer, a native of Plymouth, Wis., heads the Atlas Warehouse and Cold Storage company in Green Bay. He has lived here 43 years.
ROY MCKAY SIGNED BY GREEN BAY PACKERS
JULY 30 (Green Bay) - Roy McKay, major league punting champion in 1945 and 1946, signed his fourth Green Bay Packer contract today and immediately was switched from fullback to left halfback by Coach Curly Lambeau. McKay, a former University of Texas star and veteran of two Chicago All-Star games, defeated Bob Waterfield of Los Angeles and Sammy Baugh of Washington, for the punting championship last year with an average of 42.7 yards on 64 punts, despite the fact that two of his attempts were blocked. Switching him to left halfback will give Lambeau an opportunity to utilize McKay's passing and running.
HEATH WILL SEEK PRO GRID CAREER
JULY 31 (Milwaukee) - Stan Heath, former Shorewood high school football star who was dropped from the University of Wisconsin last fall and quit summer school a week ago, is reported seeking a professional football career. Heath's class doesn't graduate until 1950 and under their own rules pro clubs cannot sign him until that time. However, since Heath can't return to Wisconsin and probably wouldn't be admitted to any other major school. Coach Earl "Curly" Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers has promised to take his case to Pres. Bert Bell of the NFL.
ANDY URAM RE-SIGNED BY GREEN BAY PACKERS
JULY 31 (Green Bay) - Andy Uram, who retired from football a year ago after returning from military service, today asked permission to attempt a comeback and was signed to a 1947 contract by Green Bay Packer Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Uram, former University of Minnesota ace, joined the Packers in 1938 and for the next six years was one of the outstanding break-away runners on the NFL. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944, but declined to rejoin the Packers upon his return last year and entered business here. Lambeau said the 32-year old veteran would be used at right half.
30 PACKERS GIVEN INFORMAL PRACTICE
AUGUST 2 (Green Bay) - Thirty players, the vanguard of the Green Bay Packers' 1947 squad, reported to Coach Curly Lambeau Friday at Rockwood lodge for three days of informal practice. Training opens officially on Monday for the NFL. Among the early arrivals was Don Wells, veteran right end, who signed his contract and took part in the drill. Jack Jacobs, Indian back obtained from Washington, highlighted the drill with his ball handling in the Packers' new offense. The former Oklahoma star also set the pace in punting and passing.
LAMBEAU HOPEFUL AS HIS PACKERS GO TO TRAINING CAMP
AUGUST 3 (Green Bay) - This is it again, and the whole town has a bounce in its step. This is it, for Monday Citizen Lambeau - first Citizen Lambeau these dog days - gathers his centers and guards and ends and all the others about him at Rockwood lodge, just up the peninsula, to attempt some more of those wonders which down the years, 28 to be exact, have put this town on the map as nothing else has. Yes, sir, this is it again: Football. The Packers are going to camp. And the whole town feels it. A few of the early arrivals have been doing some informal work since Friday. They couldn't wait. It won't be until Monday morning, though, that Lambeau counts all of the noses. Seven ends, eight tackles, seven guards, three centers and 16 backs - 41 of them all told. And then the real grind will get underway. The start will be quick - will have to be quick. On August 23 the team will get its first test in an exhibition game with the New York Giants here, August 29 it will get in an exhibition with the Pittsburgh Steelers at Pittsburgh, on September 14, still another with the Boston Yankees at State Fair park, and on September 21, a fourth with the Washington Redskins at Baltimore. On September 28, it will open the league season with the Chicago Bears here. The schedule leaves no time to dally along. And what, getting down to cases, may a schedule such as this hold? Well, at this time, there is only Lambeau's word, of course - and who after 28 years is not familiar with this? Come these early days in August, the big Belgian, with timetable regularity, gushes enthusiasm, optimism and unshakable faith in what he had. Nothing can change him. All the disappointments of the year before, he can easily dismiss. All the strengthenings by other clubs he can accept. "Look," he said again Saturday as he has on so many other Saturday before the other starts, "we've got a squad this year that will stand up with any of them. This, with some breaks along the way, could be our year again. We needed guards and ends last season and we got them. We needed passing last year and we got that. Wait till you see what we got. Yes, this could be our year ago - and that goes for the Bears." The man's enthusiasm is overwhelming. It brooks no argument. And it is supported, of course, by a personal records as if not better, than any other in league - 225 victories, 87 defeats, 22 ties not counting exhibitions - and not always with the best of material. The fact is, as Lambeau itches to be started, that where the Packers needed help most they apparently got it. They were slow and not strong at the guards last season, so they got Damon Tassos, one of the best in the league, in a trade with Detroit, Monte Moncrief of Texas Aggies, an almost unanimous All-American both in 1945 and 1946, Wilder Collins of Tulsa, who was up for a brief trial last season and who developed rapidly at San Diego later, and Ralph Davis of Wisconsin. They were shaky at the wings last season, so they picked up three new ends in the seven who will report Monday: Bob Skoglund of Notre Dame, Gene Wilson of Southern Methodist and Joe Graham of Florida - and Lambeau reaches some of his highest notes of enthusiasm over Wilson. They were woefully weak in passing last season, so they got themselves a passer - perhaps one of the best in the league, Jack Jacobs, the big Indian who played for Tom Stidham at Oklahoma. Jacobs, of course, is no newcomer to pro ball. He played two years at Cleveland, behind Parker Hall and Bob Waterfield, which was not exactly an easy assignment, and then after a stretch in the service, another year at Washington behind Sammy Baugh, which was not exactly an easy assignment, either. But Jacobs has what it takes, no question, not only as a passer, but as a kicker and a runner, too, and he will be of tremendous help where help last season was probably needed most. It was a peculiar thing about the Packers a year ago. They had the best rushing team in the league with 1,765 yards. They had the best punter in the league in Tex McKay, who averaged better than 42 yards on 64 kicks. They had the league's individual scoring champion in Ted Fritsch, who scored an even 100 points. They had the third best team in kickoff returns, the second best team in pass interceptions, the third best team in clean ball handling. Yet they finished with one of their worst records since the early thirties - and the reason was simple. They had the poorest passing team in the league, the very poorest, with the lowest efficiency average, .303, and the fewest yards gained, 841. The presence of Jacobs, therefore, and some ends with a bit of Hutson in them - Lambeau thinks he certainly sees some in Wilson - can't help but be of vital significance this fall. Perhaps the timetable enthusiasm of Citizen Lambeau Saturday really had a lot more than timetable significance. Of the 41 men who will go to camp, 24 will be veterans, and these include men with some good football in their systems - Nolan Luhn, Larry Craig, and Clyde Goodnight at ends; Paul Lipscomb and Urban Odson at tackles, Dick Wildung at guard, Charley Brock and Les Gatewood at center, and Bruce Smith, now fully recovered from a groin operations,Tony Canadeo, Irv Comp, Ted Fritsch, Walt Schlinkman, Bob Forte, Ken Keuper and Ward Cuff in the backfield, just to mention some. Yes, Lambeau is satisfied. Old-timers will probably have their thoughts turned back to the happy years of '29, '30 and '31 more than once - the years of Red Dunn, Jug Earpe, Verne Lewellen, Lavvie Dilweg, Mike Michalske and Johnny Blood - for along with the additions in personnel, which may be so vital, the big Belgian has decided to revert to the offensive formation he used in this happy three year title era. It is a form of the T with the quarterback to the right of the center, permitting a direct pass to the left halfback, and with an occasional right halfback flanker. Lambeau believes his material this year, with a quarterback like Jacobs and a left halfback like Smith, will fit particularly well in this pattern, not only believes it but enthuses over it - and that's Lambeau all over again. Don Hutson, still his sleek old self, Walt Kiesling as big and reliable as they come, and Bo Molenda, the battle scarred veteran of earlier Packer years, will help Lambeau. This will be Molenda's first year. Hutson will handle the ends, Kiesling the line, and Molenda, the old fullback, the backfield. And just in case the story somewhere along the way gets around, as stories sometimes do, that Hutson might play - HE WILL NOT. The cleats are up for good. So this is it again: Football. The Packers are going to camp and the whole town steps with a new bounce - well, the whole state for that matter.
PACKERS SIGN TWO LINEMEN
AUGUST 5 (Green Bay) - The Packers started their long football season Monday, as training got underway in blazing heat, but that wasn't the big news of the day. The big news concerned two new players, Howard Tollefson, 220 pound guard, a younger brother of veteran Charley Tollefson, and Ed Bell, 235 pound Indiana tackle, who were signed by Coach Curly Lambeau for trials. Tollefson played at South Dakota, then transferred to St. Norbert's college where he completed his eligibility last fall. Bell played with the College All-Stars in 1944 and 1945. Three veterans, expected Monday, did not appear for the initial workout. Baby Ray, giant tackle veteran, was detained in Nashville, Tenn., by an accident to his 4 year old son, Donald, and notified the club it would be impossible for him to arrive until midweek. Larry Craig, blocking back, who will play both offensive and defensive end this season, was delayed in the east by business. The third absentee was rookie Joseph Graham, a 210 pound end from the University of Florida, who apparently had taken a wrong turn somewhere between Green Bay and Oklahoma, where he was last reported visiting relatives. Lambeau and his assistants started work with 35 men, holding two sessions. Work was speeded up by the condition of the squad, which reported in excellent shape.
PACKER WORKOUTS CUT TO ONE A DAY
AUGUST 7 (Green Bay) - Until the heat wave subsides, Green Bay Packer workouts will be limited to one session in the morning, Coach Curly Lambeau decided Wednesday. The squad of 35 men working out here reported in such good shape that Lambeau and his assistants see no need for pressing under the extremely adverse conditions. With the exception of Andy Uram, the veteran halfback who is attempting a comeback, every candidate is within a couple of pounds of his best playing weight. In Wednesday's single workout, the players donned pads for the first time and took their initial shots at the tackling dummies. One change in assignments was indicated when Irv Comp, veteran back, who has been used at left half, was shifted up under the center to work with Jack Jacobs, Ralph Grant and Herman Rohrig.
PACKERS RETURN TO DOUBLE DRILLS
AUGUST 8 (Green Bay) - A welcome relief from the midweek heat wave sent the Green Bay Packers back on a two a day practice schedule Thursday as Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau continued grooming his squad for its opening game against the New York Giants here two weeks hence. Veteran left halfback Irving Comp, former St. Benedict player, was given another long drill at quarterback and Lambeau indicated Comp would be used at both positions. The season's first scrimmage will be held Saturday morning.
AS JACK JACOBS GOES, SO MAY THE PACKERS GO
AUGUST 10 (Milwaukee Journal) - As Luckman goes, so go the Bears. As Baugh goes, so go the Redskins. And as Jacobs goes, big Jack Jacobs the Indian, so now may the Green Bay Packers go. It's a tantalizing situation up along the banks of the Fox this fall. As little as one man could transform what a year ago apparently was just another football team into a contender of the very first rank. One man - but he must be good and he must be a passer. And it could be Jacobs. The Packers a year ago took more bumps than any other Packer eleven since the early thirties. The final standings showed six victories, five defeats and a thousand new gray hairs on Lambeau's curly head - well, a hundred, anyway. Yet in most ways, it wasn't an ordinary team at all. It had the markings of a good one. It had Ted Fritsch, who led the league in scoring, and Tex McKay, who led the league in punting. It had a ground attack which punched out more yards than any other team in the league, and a defense which yielded fewer points than any other, except the Pittsburgh Steelers. It had other things. But it lumbered along, winning and losing, looking bad, then looking good, and it barely managed to keep its head above .500. It had 10 good parts, so to speak, but it didn't have the eleventh. It had no passer...TEAM BACK INTACT - AND JACK JACOBS: The team of 1946 is back almost intact - and Jacobs. That's the big thing. There are other who can throw - Irv Comp, Herman Rohrig, Tony Canadeo, Bruce Smith, Ralph Tate and Ralph Grant- but Jacobs is the hope - the big hope. As he goes, so now may the Packers go. Jacobs, acquired from Washington last winter for Bob Nussbaumer and the draft rights to Jack Ferraro, a Southern California lineman, is not exactly a stranger here. He first broke in the headlines in 1940 when he lad an Oklahoma team into Dyche stadium early in the season and knocked off a Northwestern team that had been almost unanimously picked as the class of the Big Ten. He next became of on Tom Stidham's favorite topics after Stidham left Oklahoma to succeed Paddy Driscoll at Marquette. "What a football player," Stidham always admired, and for that matter, still admires. "The guy is one of the best I've ever seen." He got his pro football baptism with Cleveland in 1942, which had made him its second choice in the draft, but had to play behind the league's most valuable player, Parker Hall, his first year and then, after a stretch in the Navy air corps, behind Bob Waterfield in his second. As a matter of fact, he did not rejoin the Rams until the last four games of the 1945 race, slightly out of shape and with Waterfield already well on the way to a new league passing record. A year ago, after a trade that the volatile George Marshall flatly insisted upon after seeing him, he played with Washington, but again he played the second fiddle. A guy by the name of Baugh was still around. And worse, to cure a succession of backfield ills, he was shifted from one position to another until he didn't know whether he was on one of his forebears' mustangs or on foot...JACOBS AT GREEN BAY WILL HAVE FIELD ALONE: The fates so far, clearly, have not been kind to him. But this may be the year. As far as the neck could stretch and the eye could see, there wasn't a passer to be seen in Green Bay last year and except for a miracle in some of the veterans, which Lambeau in August of course always thinks he sees, there probably won't be any around now - except the 6 foot, 190 pound Indian. He will have the passing field almost to himself. Jacobs does everything well. As a passer, he rifles them short and he lobs them long - and each whether he is set or not. As a punter, with his own peculiar hooking style, he ranks with the very best. And as a runner, playing quarterback in Lambeau's new style of attack, he can carry his full share of the load, although he runs on feet that haven't the usual cushions. Incidentally, the conformation of his feet threatened for awhile to keep him out of the service. Anybody with feet like his, they thought, might lose the war. A kind commander, or an admiral with an eye for touchdowns, or somebody along the way relaxed the rules, however, and he finally got in. Quite naturally, the squad in an intangible way has responded to his presence. The boys themselves knew what they didn't have last year and they know what they have now. The whole spirit is high...LAMBEAU 'DETECTS' OTHER IMPROVEMENTS: While Lambeau naturally goes into rhapsodies about Jacobs and what the big Indian may mean to the club, he also sees what at this stage of the season, is always a startling improvement in the veterans and real promise in some of the new men. It was ever thus. And there is always the chance, of course, that it may be so. If the big Belgian is right, however, it still remains to be proved. Comp could be a sharpshooter, has been on occasions, but has all too frequently suffered lapses of mediocrity. Canadeo throws them well one day, bad the next. Smith, one of the finest running backs in the league, never did pass much at Minnesota. Grant, a little fellow built along the lines of a fireplug, has the makings of a good one, but he had a lot else to catch up on if he is to play quarterback. Rohrig has looked good, surprisingly good, but it remains to be seen whether he can hold the form. He has looked good in practice other years, too. Tate, one of the pleasant all-around surprises in camp, has been shifted from right half to left half partly because of his passing, and he may be a sleeper. He has looked very good, but he still needs polish and he must still prove himself under fire. But Jacobs - there is the man. Even Lambeau's August enthusiasm must be accepted. As Jacobs goes, so may the Packers go. It could be all the way, too, and that ain't fooling.
JACOBS LEADS HIS TEAM TO VICTORY WITH PASSES
AUGUST 13 (Green Bay) - Indian Jack Jacobs led his White team on an 80 yard march in the last three minutes of the Green Bay Packers' first scrimmage Saturday to defeat a Blue team led by Herman Rohrig, 14 to 10. Jacobs ran 10 yards, passed to Clyde Goodnight for 12 and followed three rushes with a 45 yard pass to Goodnight, which placed the ball on the three yard line. Ken Keuper, one of the stars of the scrimmage, plunged over for the winning touchdown. Bruce Smith, participating in more than half of the hour and a half drill without showing any ill effects from his recent operation, score the other White touchdown on a 64 yard run off tackle behind Keuper's excellent blocking. The Blue team scored on Rohrig's 27 yard pass to rookie end Red Wilson of Southern Methodist, and a three year plunge by Bob McDougal, fullback rookie from Miami (Fla.) university. Ward Cuff, starting his eleventh season in the major league, opened the scoring with a 38 yard field goal for the Blues. In addition to Wilson, Keuper, Goodnight, Jacobs and Smith, outstanding performances were turned in by Urban Odson, veteran tackle, ends Nolan Luhn and Don Wells, halfback Bob Forte and veteran left halfback Irv Comp, who was impressive despite only two days of work at quarterback. Four men did not participate in the scrimmage because of pulled muscles. They are rookies Ralph Grant, quarterback; Ralph Tate, halfback; Fred Neilson, tackle, and veteran fullback Walt Schlinkman. Bay Ray, the Packers' giant tackle, who reported for the first time Friday, got into a good part of the scrimmage.
JACOBS' PITCHING REVIVES SPARK IN GREEN BAY CAMP
AUGUST 16 (Green Bay) - Nights are peaceful
and serene for Curly Lambeau again. When he
wants to go to sleep, he doesn't count sheep; he
merely counts the passes Jack Jacobs completed
in the day's workouts. The big Indian, who wanted
to be a Ram and eventually was told by George
Marshall that he couldn't even be a Redskin, has
just about wiped away the memories of all those
days last fall when the Green Bay Packers pleaded
for a pass and got a cross buck. Fifteen days of
drills have established that the Packers, once the
most feared aerial combination in football are
back in the air again with an attack that eventually
must command a great deal of respect from
championship rivals. Jacobs' chief "catcher" has
been Gene Wilson of Southern Methodist, who
has done a grand job of snaring everything thrown
his way the last two weeks. The great work of 
these two boys has revived talk of a possible
Isbell-Hutson combination blossoming out, which
would certainly mean bad news for the rest of the
National League clubs. Jacobs' performance has 
lifted the entire squad. Not only has the former
Oklahoma star, whom Tom Stidham once called
the greatest halfback in America, shown the way
in passing, but his kicking has been sensational,
and on defense he has been sufficiently
impressive to guarantee him pretty steady
employment for the greater part of every Sunday
afternoon starting September 28. Six feet 1 1/2
inches and 190 pounds, Jacobs has fit perfectly
into the original Packer system which Lambeau is
reviving this fall for the first time since Red Dunn,
Verne Lewellen, Bo Molenda and Johnny Blood
passed from the Green Bay lineup. Paced by 
Jacobs, such veteran performers as Herman 
Rohrig and Irv Comp, two men who have had a 
tendency in the past to be hot and cold, have
managed to remain hot in the first two weeks of
drills. With 15 rookies in camp, every one of whom
has a chance to survive the final cuts, the Packers
will present their share of new faces in this season
of great turnovers. Outstanding among the 
newcomers are Ralph Tate, a hurdle champion who
came up from Oklahoma A&M as a right halfback,
but soon was shifted to the tailback spot; Bill
McPartland, a 6 foot four inch tackle from St. Mary's and Bob McDougal, a 205 pound fullback from the University of Miami, a native of Oconto. Ray Piotrowski, a Milwaukee high school product, will back up Capt. Charlie Brock and Buddy Gatewood at center and there seems little prospect that anyone will get Ralph Grant out of the third 
quarterback spot, although Comp is being groomed there in addition to left half just for emergency. Although offense, with special emphasis on passing, has been the watchword at every drill, the Packers' defense again looms as the same powerful dissuader with which Green Bay led the league last year. Such veterans as Baby Ray, Ed Neal, Tiny Croft, Urban Odson, Paul Lipscomb, Dick Wildung and Brock will enable Lambeau to field as big a line as there is in the league.
TWO PACKERS HURT
AUGUST 16 (Green Bay) - Halfback Tony Canadeo and guard Dick Wildung, two veterans who figure heavily in Coach Curly Lambeau's plans, were sent to the hospital today as the Packers engaged in their second scrimmage of the training season. Canadeo suffered a shoulder dislocated when tackled viciously by Ken Keuper, veteran right halfback on the victorious White side, and Wildung came up from beneath a line buck with an injured leg. Team physician Dr. Henry S. Atkinson said he expected to have both men ready for the New York Giants in Green Bay next Saturday night. Before his ill-fated attempt to run over Keuper along the sidelines, Canadeo had starred in the scrimmage. Jack Jacobs led the White backfield and gradually led it goalward with a six yard pass to Keuper for a touchdown. Several minutes later, after a Blue fumble, he passed 12 yards to rookie Gene Wilson, the sparkplug of the White attack, for the winning touchdown. Bruce Smith made the final score, 21 to 7, with a 36 yard run for touchdown.
PACKERS HAVE HOPES - FOR MANY REASONS
AUGUST 17 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Lloyd Larson) - A wave of optimism out of Green Bay is nothing new at this time of the year, to be sure. But there is something more definite about the 1947 model cheery outlook, judging by all reports from Rockwood Lodge, where the Packers are bearing down. Boss Curly Lambeau figures he's well stacked at every position with the possible exception of center. Even there, the presence of Charlie Brock makes up for lack of depth. Buddy Gatewood is the only other reliable pivot man. The end situation is improved with the addition of Gene Wilson, late of Southern Methodist, and Bob Skoglund of Notre Dame. Ditto the tackles, where Bill McPartland, Baxter Jarrell and Fred Nielson should give Baby Ray, Urban Odson, Paul Lipscomb and Tiny Croft the necessary help. Shifting of Dick Wildung, plus the signing of Monte Moncrief and the deal for Damon Tassos, served to brighten the guard picture. A mid-winter operation is said to have made a new man of Bruce Smith. Other holdover backs - like Ted Fritsch, Walt Schlinkman, Herman Rohrig, Bob Forte and Ken Keuper - are said to be as good or better than a year ago. The pro league veteran, Ward Cuff, is bound to help, as are newcomers Ralph Grant, Ralph Tate, Bob McDougal and Ed Cody...THE HEAT'S ON JACOBS FOR SURE: There's new spirit and the players are said to be strong for Lambeau's new (or revival of the old) basic formation. But all these elements of cheer, important as they are, won't spell championship without Jack Jacobs, the passing wizard. Lambeau made no secret of the fact that he pinned his hopes on Indian Jack when he swing the deal with Washington for his services. And he hasn't changed his mind. Irv Comp, Rohrig, Grant and Canadeo can and will do some chucking. But for the championship variety, Jacobs is the man. If he fails - well, the Packers will undoubtedly play interesting ball, but the mid-December title playoff very likely will be out of their reach. So the heat's on the Indian for sure.
BAYS SPEED UP DRILLS FOR GAME WITH GIANTS
AUGUST 18 (Green Bay) - Irv Comp and Jack Jacobs, a pair of tall, strong armed triple threat veterans, took commanding leads in the fight for the regular quarterback assignment today as the Green Bay Packers speeded up drills for their opening exhibition game against the New York Giants in Green Bay Saturday night. Comp and Jacobs starred in a long passing drill as the emphasis in the Packer camp continued to be offense. Ted Fritsch, the overweight fullback and captain of the fat man's table, again held a marked edge over Roy McKay, league champion, and Jacobs in the punting drill. Larry Craig, the veteran blocking back, who will be shifted to end, put in a belated appearance this morning.
CURLY LAMBEAU STORMS ABOUT SHABBY BLOCKING
AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Only five days away from their first exhibition of the season, a game with the New York Giants here Saturday night, the Green Bay Packers Monday were roundly chided by Coach Curly Lambeau. Downfield blocking in Saturday's scrimmage was less effective than any he has ever seen, Lambeau said. "Ball games are won and lost on details," he said. "Downfield blocking is a detail without which no offense can go. We'll have downfield blocking or we'll have something else - very drastic." Meanwhile, double sessions will be held daily as Lambeau seeks to perfect enough offense to carry the Packers by the encounter. With five men in the all-star camp and five on the hospital list, only 31 men will be available to face the eastern division champions. Backs Tony Canadeo and Andy Uram and guard Dick Wildung in all probability will not take part in anything rough until the Pittsburgh game August 29. Uram, attempting a comeback, has been hobbling on a bad ankle for a week. Larry Craig, veteran blocking back, who will be shifted to end this season, reported Monday and immediately took part in the drills.
OWEN PICKS BACKFIELD FOR PACKER GAME
AUGUST 19 (Superior) - Coach Steve Owen sent his New York Giants through two heavy workouts Monday and had more of the same on the books for his squad Tuesday. The drills were specifically in preparation for the Giants' exhibition with the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay Saturday. Owen indicated Emery Nix, Bill Paschal, George Franck and rookie Chris Iverson, husky blocking back from Oregon, would be in the starting backfield Saturday.
PACKERS FEAR GOPHER BACK
AUGUST 20 (Green Bay) - Defense was added to the Green Bay Packers' two a day program Wednesday as Coach Curly Lambeau continued to drive the squad in preparation for Saturday night's opening game against the New York Giants in Green Bay. Reports on the Giants' intersquad game in Virginia, Minn., last week caused Lambeau to switch his defensive plans, originally designed to handle Bill Paschal, ground gaining champion in 1944 and 1945. Paschal was forced into a back seat in the Virginia exhibition by Gordon Paschka. Pashcka, a guard who wasn't good enough to stay in the league a year ago, has come back from the Giants' Jersey City farm as a fullback whom stout Steve Owen has publicly acclaimed as the "greatest thing since Nagurski." A Bierman product at Minnesota, Paschka won the American league ground gaining title last year and made an auspicious start as a major league fullback by going 80 yards in three consecutive plays against Owen's varsity line last week.
PASCHKA SCORES TWICE AS GIANTS SCRIMMAGE
AUGUST 20 (Superior) - Gordon Paschka, former Minnesota guard but now a back, scored two touchdowns as the New York Giants reserves defeated the varsity, 18-6, in a practice scrimmage Tuesday. Paschka, outstanding rookie in camp here, plunged from inside the 10 for both of his tallies. Frank Reagan, former Penn star, scored the other touchdown for the reserves on a 50 yard run. Bill Paschal raced 15 yards through guard for the only varsity tally. The Giants will meet the Green Bay Packers at Green Bay Saturday night.
PACKERS PLAY GIANTS TONIGHT
AUGUST 23 (Green Bay) - The long awaited debut of Indian
Jack Jacobs in a Green Bay Packer uniform will take place
here Saturday night when Coach Curly Lambeau sends an
all-veteran lineup against Steve Owen's New York Giants in
an American Legion benefit football game. Lambeau, in
announcing his lineup just before he departed for Chicago
to watch five Packer rookies in the all-star game, said he
wanted plenty of experience to cope with the initial assaults
of what generally is accepted to be the greatest line Owen
has ever assembled. After the veterans have worked out on
Owen's best, rookies in the Packer camp will be trotted out for their baptism under major league fire.
LINK LAMBEAU, DONS
DECEMBER 16 (New York) - Benjamin J. Lindheimer, president of the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Conference, declined today to deny reports that Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers in the rival National league would become head coach of the Dons next season. Asked about rumors that Lambeau, who is vice president, general manager and head coach of the Packers, would switch to the Dons, Lindheimer refused to confirm the report, but added that he would not deny it. He said he had four men under consideration for the head coaching berth vacated by Dud DeGroot but could not discuss any of them at present.
DRAFT MEETING FRIDAY
DECEMBER 17 (Pittsburgh) - The NFL's annual draft meeting will be held at the Fort Pitt hotel Friday night. The meeting, expected to attract owners and coaches of all 10 National league entries, had been scheduled for the same night at Chicago, site of the loop's title playoff originally set for next Sunday. However, the eastern division playoff between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Pittsburgh Sunday made necessary a change in plans, Commissioner Bert Bell said Wednesday.
DONS FAIL TO DENY REPORTS LAMBEAU MAY BE SIGNED
DECEMBER 17 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Curly Lambeau's future coaching status is still uncertain today. The Packers mentor yesterday vehemently denied in Green Bay he was considering offers from two Los Angeles pro clubs, as was printed in Sunday's Milwaukee Sentinel. However, the reaction Packer President Emil Fischer was significant in that he declined comment other than to say: "Lambeau's contract has several years to run." But, Benjamin Lindheimer, president of the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Football Conference, when questioned in New York, refused to deny reports that Lambeau would become head coach of the Dons next season. Lindheimer said he had four men under consideration for the coaching post vacated by Dud DeGroot late this season but could not discussed any of them at present. He said he hoped to announced his new coach by March 1. Hinting at "a situation" in Green Bay, Lambeau said: "Rumors that I will leave Green Bay are based on unfounded facts that could have originated in Green Bay." Lambeau, angered at any hint he would leave the club which he has handled since he organized it in 1918, said the first inkling he had of "rumors I was leaving" came in New York when the Packers arrived to play the Giants. "A reporter from a New York paper wrote that I was being placed on probation in Green Bay," Lambeau said. "Immediately football people contacted me and asked me about my plans for 1948. No offers of any kid were made to me for next season." The Packers played the Rams at Los Angeles the following week and Lambeau said the rumors spread to the coast. "After we beat the Rams," Lambeau said, "Braven Dyer of the Los Angeles Times and the other sports writers were in the dressing room talking with the boys and me. None of them made any comment nor even hinted at the rumor from New York." However, Lambeau said, Dyer later wrote a column stating Lambeau might become head coach of the Los Angeles Dons of the All-America Conference.
REDSKINS' MARSHALL CUTS LOOSE AGAIN
DECEMBER 18 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Lloyd Larson) - The breach widens - if the end of the pro football war is in sight, you'd  never guess it from the latest verbal shots. There was no hint of peace in George Marshall's demand that the National League pull out of the annual Chicago All-Star series. The noisy Washington Redskin owner added that Commissioner Bert Bell already has been give the authority to take such action. Meanwhile All-America officials, switching from the needling challenge system, said the next move, if any, is up to the National loop. Which, in effect, mean they're telling the senior circuit to go fly a kite...AH, THOSE REVEALING MOVIES AGAIN!: The season is over and the Packers aren't doing too much talking about the windup game at Philadelphia last Sunday. But it's no secret that they are unhappy about two scoring pass plays which ultimately provided the Eagles with their 14 points margin of victory. "Each time they had ineligible linemen downfield, at least 20 or 25 yards beyond the line of scrimmage," a member of the Packer family insisted. "And that wasn't the first time, for movies of other games showed they had pulled the same stuff before," he added.
SCRAP ALL-STAR GAME, PRO GRID LOOP URGED
DECEMBER 18 (Pittsburgh) - Club owners of the NFL meet here tomorrow for their annual player draft but the confab may air problems more vexing than building for next year. Items reported to be disturbing the calm of some owners included:
1. A suggestion by George Preston Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins that the annual game between the league champion and the College All-Stars in Chicago be cancelled. Marshall charged the "game's sponsor violated the contract".
2. The future of Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, vice president, general manager and coach of the Green Bay Packers.
3. The prospective sale of the Detroit Lions and its effect on Coach Charles E. (Gus) Dorais.
4. Future policy toward the rival All-America Conference. Alexis Thompson, young and wealthy owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, has indicated he's one owner who favors some sort of rapprochement. The leagues now have no relations.
Bert Bell, National League commissioner, arrived here today ahead of the club owners and blithely disclaimed knowledge of these problems "except where I've read." He said that officially the meeting was to draft collegiate players for next year "and the clubs are entitled to draft 300 (30 to a team) if they wish." The National League's boss declared that Lambeau "told me definitely there's nothing to the story" that the Green Bay tutor may turn up as head coach of the Los Angeles Dons of the All-American Conference.
assistant manager, before leaving for Pittsburgh. "We'll get some good ballplayers, as we always have, but still the fan aren't happy because we seldom come up with a big name player." The reason, of course, is that the Packers rarely finish out of the first division and the theory of the draft is to provide the tailend teams with top talent from the graduating collegiate ranks. As a matter of fact, Gilmer, Lujack and Chappius will not even be considered in this draft. Gilmer was picked earlier by Washington, which won this year's"bonus" draw. Lujack and Chappius were drafted a year ago by the Chicago Bears and Detroit, respectively, because their college classes had been graduated. Cappius was later traded to Pittsburgh in the deal which brought Bill Dudley to the Lions. New York and Detroit get first draw because they finished at the bottom of the standings. Then Washington, Boston, Los Angeles and finally Green Bay.
GIANTS DRAFT MINISI; GILMER GOES TO 'SKINS
DECEMBER 19 (Pittsburgh) - The New York Giants, making the first pick in the NFL's annual draft meeting, tonight chose Tony Minisi, flashy University of Pennsylvania halfback. Minisi, who returned to Pennsylvania for the 1946 season, after having been a student at the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, is regarded as one of the greatest backs produced at the Philadelphia school. Before the draft got underway, Richard McCann, general manager of the Washington Redskins, confirmed his team's "special" choice of Harry Gilmer, star Alabama University back. But before Commissioner Bert Bell called the owners, general mangers and coaches together, sessions in the hotel lobby and rooms brought forth the following information:
1 - Fred Mandel, owner of the Detroit Lions, reiterated that his club was for sale and has been ever since he purchased it for a reported price of $225,000 in 1940. "Anything I have is for sale providing I can dispose of it for a profit," said the Chicago department store owner, adding that he had discussed the matter with a syndicate from the Motor City.
2 - Curly Lambeau, general manger and coach of the Green Bay Packers for 29 years, again denied he had any intention of leaving the Packers to pilot the Los Angeles Dons in the All-America Conference.
3 - The league, as whole, enjoyed its best year from an attendance standpoint, drawing approximately 2,500,000 people in exhibition and championship games.
4 - At least six of the 10 member clubs finished the season on the right side of the ledger. Those who failed to make money were said to the Los Angeles Rams, Detroit Lions and Boston Yanks, with the New York Giants just about breaking even.
JUG GIRARD OF BADGERS IS DRAFTED BY PACKERS
DECEMBER 21 (Pittsburgh) - Earl (Jug) Girard, Wisconsin's star halfback from Marinette, was the Green Bay Packers' prize selection in the NFL's annual draft
of college players Friday night. Among other Packer
choices were Stan Heath of Milwaukee, who played
for Wisconsin in 1946 and for Nevada this year. 
Girard was also picked by the Chicago Rockets in
the All-America conference draft. He has not 
finished college but has indicated that he will quit
school to make money. Since he enrolled in 1943,
his original class will be graduated next June and
under the league rule the Packers may sign him if
possible. Girard, however, has had professional
baseball offers and cannot play football if he signs
a baseball contract. Heath was included in the draft list due to
a mistake at the league headquarters and this cost Green Bay
a player. Heath enrolled at Wisconsin in 1945 and his class
will not be graduated until 1949. When George Strickland,
assistant manager of the Packers, learned this Saturday, he
said that Green Bay would not approach Heath. The Packers
also got rights to one of the outstanding centers in the country,
Jay Rhodemyre of Kentucky, a fine tackle in Claude Biggers of
Catawba; a Notre Dame back, John Panelli, and a crack
sprinter, George Walmsley of Rice, who weighs only 170
pounds. Big Nine players picked by manager Curly Lambeau
were Perry Moss, Illinois star passer; tackles Lou Agase and
Bob Cunz of Illinois, and Clarence McGreary of Minnesota;
guard Larry Olsonoski of Minnesota, and ends Bob
Rennebohm of Wisconsin and Stan Gorski of Northwestern.
GIRARD MUST CHOSE...THE MEEK FINALLY INHERIT
DECEMBER 22 (Milwaukee Journal) - Jug Girard would be a
desirable addition to the Green Bay Packers, who have drafted
him, but we think he would be making a mistake to go in for pro
football before he finds out whether or not he can go in pro
baseball. Jug was such a good third baseman that Frankie
Frisch had an eye on him as far back as 1943 and we
understand Charley Grimm of the Cubs and Bill Veeck of
Cleveland would like to sign him. The maximum rewards are
greater and the wear and tear is less in baseball...Much as the
sports editor would like to see Green Bay in the NFL playoff, he
must say it is a great boon for pro football to have the Chicago
Cardinals triumph in the western division and the Philadelphia
Eagles play the Pittsburgh Steelers for the eastern division title.
The meek, so says the Bible, shall inherit the earth. Goodness
knows, the Cards, the Eagles and the Steelers were doormats
for the rest of the league long enough.
PACKERS SEE LITTLE LIKELIHOOD OF GETTING 'NAME' STAR IN DRAFT
DECEMBER 19 (Green Bay) - Football fans might as well know the worst right now - the Green Bay Packers' roster next year will not show any names like Gilmer, Lujack and Cappuis. In fact, the club will be lucky to land any "name" player in the annual National league draft Friday at Pittsburgh. Five clubs which finished below them in the standings each picks a man before the Packers, and Green Bay will not come up again until the nineteenth pick. Its third choice will be No. 31. "The cream will be gone before we even get a chance," groaned George Strickler,