LIPSCOMB AND IRV COMP SIGN
MAR 22 (Green Bay) - Paul F. (Lippy) Lipscomb, who
started every Green Bay Packer game in 1945 and '46.
and Irvin H. Comp, who knows better than any paying
customer that "I had a terrible year last year", will wear
Packer uniforms next season. Tackle Lipscomb and
halfback Comp, from St. Petersburg, Florida and
Milwaukee, respectively, signed 1947 contracts in a
conference with Packer coach Curly Lambeau today in
Chicago. They are the fourth and fifth veterans to agree
to fresh terms, and the 13th and 14th players who
signified their intentions of sporting the Blue and Gold.
Other vets coming back are center and Captain Charley
Brock, fullback Ted Fritsch and halfback Tony Canadeo.
Lambeau, via that magic black instrument known as the
telephone, said he will leave Chicago late today or Sunday
for a journey into the southwest. One stop, for sure, will be
Oklahoma City where he'll confer with Jack Jacobs, the
Indian lad, who was obtained in a trade with Washington
for Bob Nussbaumer. Jacobs expressed an interest in
coming to Green Bay after watching the Packers lambast
Washington, 21-7, last fall. At the time, Jacobs said, "Green
Bay needs a passer and I'm the one for the job." So a trade
was arranged by Lambeau and Washington owner George
Marshall. Lipscomb came to Green Bay in 1945 and was
impressive from the word go. He has been the starting
right tackle in the Packers' last 26 games, including four
exhibitions, an unusual feat for this modern era where
different teams are used depending on whether the squad
receives or kicks off. Born Jan. 13, 1963, in Benton , Ill.,
Lipscomb stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 235 pounds.
Married with one child, John M., 2 years old, Lippy is now
attending the University of Tennessee where he won all-
Southeastern ranking as a collegiate gidder in 1944.
Lambeau arrived in Chicago by plane from Tennessee for
his meeting with Lambeau. Comp may work out in the "tip"
of the Packers' V-formation, although he could be used
also as a left half, Lambeau indicated. The former St.
Benedict Little All-American told Lambeau that he realized
he had a bad year in 1946 but "I believe things will change
for the better next fall." Comp had a terrific year in 1944
when the Packers won their sixth title but dropped
in efficiency in 1945 and 1946. In 1944, he completed 80
out of 177 for 1,1,59 yards and 12 touchdowns. Don Hutson
was his big helper as the Dapper one caught 58 for 866
yards and nine touchdowns. In 1945, Comp completed 44
out of 106 for 865 yards and seven touchdowns. Last year,
Comp completed only 27 out of 94 tosses for 333 yards
ando ne touchdown. Comp will be starting his fifth year.
Born May 17, 1919 in Milwaukee, he weighs 205 pounds
and stands 6-3. He starred at Milwaukee Bay View before
entering St. Benedict.
JOIN PACKERS' PUBLICITY STAFF
MAR 24 (Green Bay) - George Strickler, who resigned last
week as director of publicity for the NFL, has signed a
three-year contract as assistant general manager and
director of public relations for the Green Bay Packers, it was
announced today by Packer coach Curly Lambeau.
Lambeau stated that addition of Strickler to the Bay staff
does not affect the status of George W. Calhoun, veteran
Packer publicist and director of press ticket arrangements.
Calhoun has been with the Packer organization since its
start and was the man who "passed the hat" in the early
days. Strickler, 43, started his newspaper career at the age
of 14 with the South Bend Tribune. After two years at the
University of Indiana, he returned to the Tribune as a police
reporter and then enrolled at Notre Dame to become Knute
Rockne's publicity man in 1924, the highlight of which was
placing the Four Horsemen on horseback for a picture. He
later played baseball with South Bend and Milton, Wis.,
where he worked for the Burdick Cabinet company. In 1926
Strickler became bureau manager of the International
News Service and a year later joined the Chicago Herald-
Examiner where his first assignment was Gene Tunney's
campaign for the first Dempsey fight. After serving as
sports editor of the Daily Georgian and Sunday American in
Atlanta, Strickler became publicity director for Chicago
stadium. Strickler joined the sports staff of the Chicago
Tribune in 1931 and remained there until 1941 when he
became director of public relations under Elmer Layden,
JACOBS SIGNS WITH PACKERS
MAR 25 (Green Bay) - The man who may be the key to the
success of the Green Bay Packers' V-formation in 1947
has signed his contract for action next fall. He is Indian
Jack Jacobs, former Cleveland and Washington halfback,
quarterback and fullback who holds the distinction of
playing second fiddle to such heralded fiddlers as Sammy
Baugh and Bob Waterfield. Jacobs came to terms today in
Oklahoma City after a conference with Packer coach Curly
Lambeau, and the Packer pilot wasted no time in phoning
news of his prize plum to the hometown. Jacobs is the
sixth pro veteran to sign, the other five being Bay graduates,
center Charley Brock, tackle Paul Lipscomb, and backs
Tony Canadeo, Ted Fritsch and Irv Comp. A full-blooded
Creek Indian, Jacobs came to Green Bay on paper last
December in a trade with the Washington Redskins for
Michigan Bob Nussbaumer, right halfback. Both Lambeau
and George Marshall, Washington owner, agreed after
making the trade that both clubs will benefit "immediately".
Nussbaumer is the Steve Bargarus type - fast, shifty and a
good pass receiver. He will fit into the Redskin T-formation
system ideally. Jacobs, on the other hand, is, according to
Lambeau, one of the four best passers in the league.
However, Jacobs was forced to waste his talents on the
bench with Cleveland in 1945 and with Washington last
season, while the more illustrious Waterfield and Baugh
exercised their famous arms. Lambeau expects to use
Jacobs at the top of the V, which, for explanatory purposes,
is the same spot that Sid Luckman plays with the Bears,
Waterfield with Los Angeles, etc. Jacobs, one of the
nation's leading passers with Oklahoma and a bright light
in his freshman year with Cleveland in 1942, asked to be
traded to Green Bay after watching the Packers smother
Washington last fall. In 1942, Jacobs played under the
then-brilliant Parker Hall but spent 1943 and 1944 in the
service. He played football with Ernie Smith and baseball
with Joe DiMaggio on Marsh Field (Cal.) teams. After the
1945 season at Cleveland, Washington obtained him in a
trade with Los Angeles. Jacobs, who stands 6-1 and
weighs 190 pounds, finished among the first 10 punters
in each of his three years in the NFL.
SCALISSI SIGNS WITH OSHKOSH
APR 2 (Oshkosh) - The Oshkosh All-Stars of the NBL today announced the signing of Teddy Scalissi, ace Ripon guard, to a contract for the remainder of this year and next. A native of Madison, Scalissi has also been drafted by the Green Bay Packers, Manager Lon Darling of the All Stars said Scalissi would make his first pro appearance here Tuesday night in an exhibition with the New York Rens. Scalissi was named to a guard post on the All Midwest conference basketball team selected for the Associated Press this year by the nine conference coaches.