NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Ken Beck            73   DT 6- 2 250 Texas A&M        2  2 25 12 1959 Trade-Cardinals
Tom Bettis          65   LB 6- 2 225 Purdue           6  6 27 12 1955 Draft-1st round
Lew Carpenter       33   FB 6- 2 215 Arkansas         2  7 28 12 1959 Trade-Cleveland
Dan Currie          58   LB 6- 3 240 Michigan State   3  3 25 12 1958 Draft-1st round
Andy Cvercko        62    G 6- 0 240 Northwestern     1  1 22 12 1959 Draft-5th round
Willie Davis        87   DE 6- 3 240 Grambling        1  3 26 12 1960 Trade-Cleveland
Boyd Dowler         86    E 6- 5 220 Colorado         2  2 22 12 1959 Draft-3rd round
Bill Forrester      69   DT 6- 3 240 SMU              8  8 28 12 1953 Draft-3rd round
Forrest Gregg       75    G 6- 4 250 SMU              4  4 26 12 1956 Draft-2nd round
Hank Gremminger     46   DB 6- 1 205 Baylor           5  5 27 12 1956 Draft-7th round
Dale Hackbart       40   DB 6- 3 200 Wisconsin        1  1 22 12 1960 Draft-5th round
Dave Hanner         79   DT 6- 2 260 Arkansas         9  9 30 12 1952 Draft-5th round
Larry Hickman       37   FB 6- 1 230 Baylor           1  2 28 12 1960 Trade-St. Louis
Paul Hornung         5   HB 6- 2 215 Notre Dame       4  4 24 12 1957 Draft-Bonus
Ken Iman            53    C 6- 1 230 SW Missouri St   1  1 22 12 1960 FA
Henry Jordan        74   DT 6- 3 250 Virginia         2  4 25 12 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Gary Knafelc        84    E 6- 4 220 Colorado         7  7 28 12 1954 FA - Cardinals
Jerry Kramer        64    G 6- 3 250 Idaho            3  3 24 12 1958 Draft - 4th round
Ron Kramer          88    E 6- 3 230 Michigan         3  3 25 12 1957 Draft - 1st round
Norm Masters        78    T 6- 2 250 Michigan State   4  4 27 12 1957 Trade - Detroit
Max McGee           85    E 6- 3 205 Tulane           5  5 28 12 1954 Draft - 5th round
Lamar McHan         17   QB 6- 1 210 Arkansas         2  7 27 12 1959 Trade - Cardinals
Steve Meilinger     80    E 6- 2 230 Kentucky         2  4 29 12 1958 Trade - Washington
John Miller         72    T 6- 5 260 Boston College   1  4 26  5 1960 FA - Wash (1959)
Tom Moore           25   HB 6- 2 215 Vanderbilt       1  1 22 12 1960 Draft - 1st round
Ray Nitschke        66   LB 6- 3 235 Illinois         3  3 23 12 1958 Draft - 3rd round
Dick Pesonen        48   DB 6- 0 190 Minnesota-Duluth 1  1 22 12 1960 FA
Bill Quinlan        83   DE 6- 3 250 Michigan State   2  4 28 12 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Jim Ringo           51    C 6- 1 235 Syracuse         8  8 30 12 1953 Draft - 7th round
Bob Skoronski       76    T 6- 3 250 Indiana          3  3 26 12 1956 Draft - 5th round
Bart Starr          15   QB 6- 1 200 Alabama          5  5 26 12 1956 Draft - 17th round
John Symank         27   DB 5-11 180 Florida          4  4 25 12 1957 Draft - 23rd round
Jim Taylor          31   FB 6- 0 215 LSU              3  3 25 12 1958 Draft - 2nd round
1960 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
MARCH 13 - S Bill Butler, RB Don McIlhenny and DE Nate Borden selected by DALLAS in expansion draft
MAY 15 - Traded E Fred Cone to DALLAS for 1961 10th round choice
JULY 19 - Acquired DE Willie Davis from CLEVELAND for E A.D. Williams
JULY 24 - Released Jim Ward, Roger Wypyezynski, HB John Meroney, HB Bill Shippen, T Marv Rader and T Harry Ball. FB Jim Hurd placed on injured reserve.
AUG 22 - Traded 1961 8th round choice to CLEVELAND for FB Bob Jarus
AUG 23 - Traded OG Kirk Phares to DALLAS for undisclosed draft choice. Placed HB Don Herndon and OL Earl Cornish on waivers.
SEPT 9 - Traded conditional draft choice to ST. LOUIS for FB Larry Hickman
SEPT 13 - Placed LB Joe Hergert, HB Don Brown, FB Bill Jarus and T Ron Ray on waivers.
SEPT 22 - Traded DB Bob Freeman to Philadelphia for 1961 4th round choice
1960 IN REVIEW
The Green Bay Packers returned to the championship game for the first time since 1944, thanks to a powerful running attack, a record-setting halfback and a quarterback who had been ranked dead last in the NFL two years earlier. Jim Taylor rushed for 1,101 yards, breaking Tony Canadeo's team record. As a team, the Packers ran for 2,150 yards. Paul Hornung set an NFL record with 176 points. Bart Starr became the starter for good in Week 6, replacing Lamar McHan. Green Bay nearly missed out on the Western Conference title, when they had a 5-4 record, and sat a game-and-a-half behind Baltimore. The Packers then reeled off three straight wins, while the Colts and Bears collapsed. Unfortunately, the Packer magic fell short in the title game. The season was not without tragedy. 33-year old Jack Vainisi, who had been  nstrumental in acquiring the talent that returned Green Bay to the top, died in November of a heart attack due to rheumatic fever. The team's first president, Andrew Turnbull, died in October at the age of 76.
THE GREATEST FREE AGENT SIGNING
Willie Wood eighed only 160 pounds at USC, where he played quarterback, and he struggled through the last two seasons playing "hurt" with a severe collar bone injury. Wood's Boys Club coach, Bill Butler, wrote to the Packers, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams to seek a tryout for his friend. Only Green Bay responded. Vince Lombardi offered Willie a $6,500 contract with the understanding he would be trying out as a defensive back. Despite 24 defensive backs in camp, Wood made the team but had to settle for special team duty on the punt-return squad. When regular Jess Whittenton was injured in November, Wood got his first chance to start against Baltimore, and was quickly exposed by Johnny Unitas, who picked on Wood right away and rifled two touchdown passes to the superstar receiver, Raymond Berry. Wood would eventually become an eight-time Pro Bowler and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Wood is one of only thirteen undrafted players to have their busts in the Hall of Fame: 1946 Frank Gatski G Cleveland Browns (AAFC) - 1946 Lou Groza T-K Cleveland Browns (AAFC) - 1946 Marion Motley FB Cleveland Browns (AAFC) - 1946 Bill Willis MG Cleveland Browns (AAFC) - 1948 Joe Perry FB San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) - 1948 Emlen Tunnell DB New York Giants - 1952 Dick “Night Train” Lane DB Los Angeles Rams - 1960 Willie Wood DB Green Bay Packers - 1963 Willie Brown DB Houston Oilers (Cut during training camp by Oilers and then signed by Denver Broncos) - 1966 Emmitt Thomas DB Kansas City Chiefs - 1967 Larry Little G San Diego Chargers - 1970 Jim Langer C Cleveland Browns (Cut by Browns during training camp and then signed by Miami Dolphins) - 1984 Warren Moon QB Houston Oilers - 1990 John Randle DT Minnesota Vikings
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Jim Temp            82   DE 6- 4 250 Wisconsin        4  4 26  7 1955 Draft - 2nd round
Fuzzy Thurston      63    G 6- 1 250 Valparaiso       2  3 25 12 1959 Trade - Baltimore
Emlen Tunnell       45   DB 6- 1 210 Iowa             2 13 35 12 1959 Trade - New York
Jesse Whittenton    47   DB 6- 0 195 Texas-El Paso    3  5 26 12 1958 FA - Chicago Bears
Paul Winslow        23   HB 5-11 200 N. Carolina Cen  1  1 22 12 1960 Draft - 13th round
Willie Wood         24   DB 5-10 185 USC              1  1 23 12 1960 FA
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 FA - Free Agent
1960 PACKERS DRAFT (Unknown to keep it secret from the AFL)
RND-PICK NAME                  POS COLLEGE
1  -   5 Tom Moore              HB Vanderbilt
2  -  17 Bob Jeter              HB Iowa
3  -  29 to Chicago Cardinals for Lamar McHan
4  -  41 to Cleveland Browns for Henry Jordan
4a -  51 Dale Hackbart (A)      DB Wisconsin
5b -  53 to Cleveland Browns for Bob Freeman
6  -  65 Mike Wright             T Minnesota
7  -  77 Kirk Phares             G South Carolina
8  -  89 Don Hitt                C Oklahoma State
9  - 101 *-Frank Brixius         T Minnesota
10 - 113 to Chicago Cardinals for Ken Beck
11 - 125 Ron Ray                 T Howard Payne 
12 - 137 Harry Ball              T Boston College
13 - 149 Paul Winslow           HB N.Carolina Cen
14 - 161 Jon Gilliam             C E. Texas State
15 - 173 Garney Henley          HB Huron 
16 - 185 *-John Littlejohn      HB Kansas State 
17 - 197 Joe Gomes              HB South Carolina
18 - 209 Royce Whittington       T SW Louisiana 
19 - 221 Rich Brooks             E Purdue 
20 - 233 Gilmer Lewis            T Oklahoma 
A - from Detroit Lions for Ollie Spencer * - Juniors
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
1960 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (6-0)
AUGUST (3-0)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
13 Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans  W 20-13      1- 0-0 17,400
22 New York Giants at Jersey City, NJ  W 16- 7      2- 0-0 26,500
27 M-CHICAGO BEARS                     W 35- 7      3- 0-0 35,118
SEPTEMBER (3-0)
5  G-ST. LOUIS CARDINALS               W 35-14      4- 0-0 20,668
11 Dallas Cowboys at Minneapolis       W 28-23      5- 0-0 20,151
17 Washington at Winston-Salem, NC     W 41- 7      6- 0-0  8,000
1960 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (8-4)
SEPTEMBER (0-1)
25 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0)               L 14-17      0- 1-0 32,150 Bart Starr 
OCTOBER (4-0)
2  G-DETROIT LIONS (0-0)               W 28- 9      1- 1-0 32,150 Lamar McHan
9  G-BALTIMORE COLTS (2-0)             W 35-21      2- 1-0 32,150 Lamar McHan
23 M-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-2)         W 41-14      3- 1-0 39,914 Lamar McHan
30 at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2-1)      W 19-13      4- 1-0 30,155 Lamar McHan
NOVEMBER (1-3)
6  at Baltimore Colts (4-2)            L 24-38      4- 2-0 57,808 Bart Starr 
13 G-DALLAS COWBOYS (0-7)              W 41- 7      5- 2-0 32,294 Bart Starr 
20 M-LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-5-1)          L 31-33      5- 3-0 35,763 Bart Starr 
24 at Detroit Lions (3-5)              L 10-23      5- 4-0 51,123 Bart Starr 
DECEMBER (2-0)
4  at Chicago Bears (5-3-1)            W 41-13      6- 4-0 46,406 Bart Starr 
10 at San Francisco 49ers (6-4)        W 13- 0      7- 4-0 53,612 Bart Starr 
17 at Los Angeles Rams (4-6-1)         W 35-21      8- 4-0 53,445 Bart Starr 
1960 POST-SEASON RESULTS (0-1)
1960 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP - DECEMBER
26 at Philadelphia Eagles (10-2)       L 13-17             67,325 Bart Starr 
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi looks over the first Green Bay Packers Yearbook with Press-Gazette sports editor Art Daley in July 1960. Daley and Press-Gazette promotions manager Jack Yuenger founded the publication. (Photo credit: Packeruniforms.blogspot.com)
The time machine takes us back to the summer of 1960 today, when this publication was on the corner newsstand. The Packers were in the second year of the Lombardi Era, and were coming off a 7-5-0 record in ’59 (which was way better than their 1-10-1 record in ’58). (Photos credit: Packerville.blogspot.com)
EX-PACKER ASSISTANT GEORGE L. CAREY DIES
JANUARY 2 (Worcester, MA) - George L. Carey, former assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers, died Friday. His age was not available. Carey came to Wisconsin as head football coach at St. Norbert College at De Pere in 1919. He joined the Packers a year later and remained through the 1921 season.
LOU RYMKUS SIGNS HOUSTON CONTRACT
JANUARY 3 (Houston) - Lou Rymkus, line coach of the Los Angeles Rams, signed a three-year contract as head coach of the Houston Oilers of the new AFL. A native of Royalton, IL, Rymkus, 40, played high school football in Chicago and went to Notre Dame. He was a standout on Frank Leahy's first undefeated Irish team in 1941 and his teammates voted him most valuable players on the squad in 1942. Rymkus played seven years in the NFL and played in seven championship games. He was with the Washington Redskins in 1943 when they won the Eastern Division. After two years of military service, he played six years with the Cleveland Browns starting in 1946. Rymkus started his coaching career in 1953 as an assistant at Calgary in the Canadian League. He then spent four years as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers. He moved to Los Angeles in 1958.
PACKERS MAY HAVE TO UP PRICES FOR 1960
JANUARY 5 (Green Bay) - It was hinted today that the Green Bay Packers may up the price of tickets in 1960. The Packers, who played to three full houses and one only slightly off the capacity mark of 32,150 in four games at Green Bay last fall, still play in the smallest park in the NFL despite its having been erected in 1957. Packer Public Relations Director Tom Miller made known the possibility of a tariff hike as Coach Vince Lombardi and several of his aides departed for various football meetings. Lombardi and Assistant Coaches Phil Bengtson, Bill Austin and Norb Hecker, and Business Manager Jack Vainisi arrived in New York today for he collegiate football coaches convention. From there Lombardi will depart for Miami for a short vacation before the NFL chieftains gather for their January 20 meeting in the southland. At that meeting Lombardi will be representing the club in his capacity as general manager. One of the problems that is scheduled for discussion is one that may have a great deal of influence on whether the Packers have to hike the ante. A good many of the 12 teams in the loop want to raise the minimum guarantee for visiting teams from $20,000 to $30,000. Miller said such an increase would naturally affect Green Bay's budgeting. And he also pointed out the Packer will be hit financially from another angle this year. "Green Bay's successful season last year will undoubtedly result in higher player salaries for veterans and the prospects of a new league are already raising salaries for rookies." The club, Miller pointed out, stood in the lower quarter among the rest of the teams this year in the matter of gross home game revenue. He said the club would issue its annual financial statement sometime near the first of March to show how Green Bay actually made out this year. The Packers, however, Miller let it  be known, would not like to raise prices if they can help it. A second possibility of revenue would be to add more seats to the stadium, and is a point Lombardi and the rest of the Packer brass are considering, he said. Miller also said a raise would actually not be a raise as such, since ticket prices at Green Bay and Milwaukee were lower in 1959 than they were in 1950. Other important matters that will come up at the league meeting, said Miller, would be the naming of a new commissioner to replace Bert Bell, who died during the season, and the question of expansion. Miller did not indicate where the Packers would stand on either of these matters. He also announced that Green Bay backfield coach Red Cochran would attend the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., this week.
DUNCAN MIGHT JOIN PACKERS NEXT SEASON
JANUARY 7 (Des Moines, IA) - Former Iowa quarterback Randy Duncan, the Green Bay Packers' first draft choice in 1959, may desert Canadian football to come back to the United States. The former All-American, who played with Vancouver last season, said he is "serious considering" deserting the north-of-the-border pros for a trial with Green Bay. The quarterback spoke before the Des Moines Basketball Writers Assn. Wednesday. He said the emphasis on the forward pass and the wide field in Canadian football actually puts a player like himself at a disadvantage. Although a great passer, Duncan is not a good runner and when he goes back on a play, everyone knows a pass is coming.
PACKERS SIGN 7TH DRAFT CHOICE
JANUARY 11 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers Sunday announced the signing of their seventh draft choice, Kirk Phares, 6-2, 235-pound tackle from the University of South Carolina. The Packers plan to try him at a guard position.
PACKERS SIGN RONALD RAY
JANUARY 13 (Green Bay) - Ronald Ray of Howard Payne College Tuesday signed a contract to play with the Green Bay Packers this season. Ray, a 6-4 tackle who weighs 237 pounds, was the Packers' eleventh choice, Ray comes highly recommended by Mike Michalske, an all-time Packer guard. Michalske calls Ray an aggressive and strong football player. The Howard Payne pressbook has this to say about Ray: "Ron is definitely the most savagely brutal member of Howard Payne's football team. He is really aggressive and has played a top brand of ball all three years." Ray is expected to play either tackle or defensive end for the Packers. He was selected as a tackle on the Lone Star Conference's honor team and is from Detroit.
GILLIAM IN FOLD
JANUARY 18 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today announced the signing of Jon Gilliam, 215-pound center and linebacker from East Texas State. Gilliam was the Packers' 14th draft choice.
FORDHAM HONORS VINCE LOMBARDI
JANUARY 18 (New York) - Vince Lombardi, head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, will receive a Fordham College Alumni Association award at the association's 106th annual dinner here January 26. Lombardi, a 1936 graduate of Fordham, was recently named Coach of the Year in the NFL. The awards are given to alumni who win distinction for themselves and their college through professional accomplishments in eight categories: sports, science, education, business, law, public life, communication arts and medicine.
'ALIGNMENT' IS KEY TO EXPANSION OF NFL
JANUARY 18 (Miami Beach, FL) - One word - alignment - could be the key to whether the NFL expands this year. The league's executive committee met for an hour Sunday night and in a lone action voted favorably to consider at Wednesday's annual meeting franchise applications from Dallas, St. Louis, Miami and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Acting Commissioner Austin Gunsel said a majority vote of the executive committee - comprising one representative from each of the 12 clubs - passed the action. He refused to disclose the vote but a reliable source said it was 10-2. The word "alignment" crept into the picture when several club owners were asked just what they meant by favoring expansion. The owners, who declined to be identified, said they thought the league should expand if a satisfactory alignment of the two conferences could be agreed on. For example, the Eastern Conference, now composed of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Washington, Chicago Cardinals and New York, wants the champion Baltimore Colts switched from West to East in any expansion plan. This could throw a major road block in the path of expansion plans led by George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears. Also, an agreeable schedule and method of alloting players to new clubs would be necessary before new teams were admitted. The vote to consider the four franchise applications was cast along the lines of expansion feeling in the 40-year old pro league. Ten clubs have indicated a desire to consider expansion now. George Preston Marshall of Washington and Walter Wolfner of the Cardinals are against adding any team. Marshall remains firm in his belief that the league should stay a 12-club circuit. "I life things the way they are now," said the volatile Washington owner. However, he could be waging a losing fight unless he gets at least one more team to join the Redskins and Cardinals in the nminority opinion. The strategy of the others is to pass a constitutional amendment under which 10 of the 12 votes would be required for expansion. A unanimous vote is necessary now. Marshall is hoping the New York Giants will join him. Wellington and Jack Mara of the Giants say they are undecided on expansion. They want to hear specific plans first. It was learned that Gunsel, who was named acting commissioner last October after the death of Bert Bell, and Marshall Leahy, San Francisco attorney, are leading candidates for commissioner. A source said Gunsel possibly holds a 7-5 edge. It takes nine votes to elect.
UNITAS, HORNUNG BEAT EAST 38-21
JANUARY 18 (Los Angeles) - The accurate arm of Johnny Unitas, the dogged defensive play of Gene (Big Daddy) Lipscomb and the talented toe of Paul Hornung proved a winning combination in the 10th annual Pro Bowl. The West walloped the East 38-21 Sunday for its sixth triumph in the NFL's all-star series. A crowd of 56,876 in the Coliseum saw Baltimore's Unitas named the game's most valuable player, toss three touchdown passes - all in the first half - for a new Pro Bowl record. Green Bay's Hornung scored one touchdown, kicked a field goal and five conversions for a total of 14 points - another record. The West's defensive line was led by Baltimore's Lipscomb, named the game's top lineman. They held the East running game to a scant 59 yards.
PACKERS TO VOTE FOR EXPANSION
JANUARY 20 (Miami) - The Green Bay Packers will vote in favor of expanding the NFL this fall at today's showdown meeting here on the subject. Expansion is being opposed by George Preston Marshall of the Washington Redskins and Walter Wolfner, owner of the Chicago Cardinals. Other owners will attempt to amend the league by-laws today to allow the expansion over their objections. Coach and general manager Vince Lombardi said of the expansion plan, "Why not? If we're going to expand our league, we might as well do it right away." A 10-2 vote of the club owners could allow the amending of the by-laws to permit the expansion. The present NFL constitution permits a single dissenting vote to block expansion.
GREEN BAY SIGNS 13TH DRAFT PICK, HALFBACK PAUL WINSLOW
JANUARY 21 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today announced the signing of their 13th draft choice, halfback Paul Winslow of North Carolina College. Winslow, 5-11 and 210 pounds, had been a regular end for three season before being moved to halfback at the North Carolina school in his senior year. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry on 90 rushes and picked up 404 yards in nine games. As a junior end he caught 13 passes and as a senior halfback he grabbed five. Pro scouts called Winslow, a graduate of P.W. Moore High School, Elizabeth City, N.C., the best back playing for a Negro school. His college coach, Herman Riddick, called him the "best back I have ever seen."
EAGLES OBTAIN CHRISTY, BROWN
JANUARY 26 (Philadelphia) - The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday the signing of halfbacks Dick Christy and Tim Brown. Both were picked up as free agents. Christy, from Chester, Pa., originally was drafted the Green Bay Packers. But before the 1958 season he was traded to Pittsburgh. He was released by the Steelers last September. Brown played one game with the Packers last season before being released.
DALLAS 'IN'; TWIN CITES '61 NFL ENTRY
JANUARY 28 (Miami Beach, FL) - Dallas was admitted Thursday as the 13th team in the NFL. Commissioner Pete Rozelle also announced that Minneapolis-St. Paul will join the league in 1961. The Dallas Rangers, backed by a pair of 36-year old millionaires, will operate as a "swing" team next season. They were assigned to the Western Division of the NFL and will play one game against every other club in the league. Dallas' admission put the 40-year old pro circuit in direct competition with the infant American Football League in at least three cities. Both leagues will operate out of Dallas, New York and Los Angeles. The keenest competition for public acceptance, however, is expected to center in Dallas, where the AFL had set up one of its strongest franchises. Both the Rangers and the AFL Texans will play in the 75,000 sear Cotton Bowl and plan to televise their road games in competition with the rival club's home appearances. This was the first enlargement of the NFL since 1950, when San Francisco, Cleveland and Baltimore were absorbed from the disbanded All-America Conference. A Baltimore franchise - not the forerunners of the present NFL champions - played as a "swing" team in 1950 but folded after that season. In 1960, the NFL will play a 13-week schedule, one more than recent years, with each team sitting out one weekend. Professional football thus returned to Dallas after an absence of seven years. The New York Yanks (formerly the Boston Bulldogs) were shifted to Dallas in 1952 but failed to draw. The NFL picked up the franchise after that season and sold it to Carroll Rosenbloom for operation as the modern Colts.
LOMBARDI SAID 16TH, 20TH CHOICES
JANUARY 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have signed their 16th and 20th draft choices, Vince Lombardi, coach and general manager, announced Thursday. John Littlejohn, a 22-year old halfback from Kansas State, was the Packers 16th choice. He stands 6-1 and weighs 190. Gilmer Lewis, the Bays' 20th selection, is a University of Oklahoma product where he was co-captain and all-Big Eight tackle in 1958. He is 21, stands 6-3, and weighs 220.
PACKERS HAD PRIDE, DESIRE UNDER 'VINNIE' SAYS LINEBACKER DAN CURRIE
JANUARY 29 (Sheboygan) - Vince Lombardi is a "dedicated man." Such is the appraisal of the Green Bay Packers head master by one of his prize pupils - defensive linebacker Dan Currie. The former Michigan State All-Americans, with two seasons of rugged pro football under his belt, Thursday evening told the Sheboygan Knights of Columbus of the highly encouraging 1959 season in which the Pack won seven and lost five. "Sure, there was dissention on the Packer squad before Vinnie (that's what we call him) came to Green Bay. Very few fellows wanted to play for Green Bay because of the reputation - during recent years - of turning out football bums," Currie said. "But Vince Lombardi has changed all that. He has given Green Bay players the pride they lacked before and a burning desire for a championship year." Still, the big fellow was not critical of Ray (Scooter) McLean (Lombardi's predecessor). "Scooter's hands were tied," he explained. "He tried his best, but was a victim of circumstances." Currie hinted that much of Lombardi's first year success was due to the fact that he was the "big boss", not only on the playing field, but in the front office (general manager) as well. He cited Paul Hornung, the former Notre Dame ace, as an example of a Packer who finally came into his own with a brilliant 1959 season under the new regime. "Among other things, Lombardi gave Hornung a chance to put his great talents to the best use; gave him responsibility," Currie said. The 235-pound, 6-3 linebacker commented, too, on other Packers in answer to questions. Of Ron Kramer - "Although Ron got a bad break by having no physical training to mend his badly injured leg while in service, he's still a great competitor and not through with pro ball by a long shot." Of Emlen Tunnell - "Em's done a wonderful job as a defensive back. He's a student of the game and knows well the offensive pattern of all other teams." Quarterbacks Bart Starr and Lamar McHan - "McHan was our best quarterback during those early games. Then when he hurt his shoulder, Starr was studying and working hard in order to be able to take over. He did just that, and was the best by far at the end of the season." Asked about the Packer defensive unit, which contributed so much to the fine Green Bay season, Currie credited Phil Bengtson (defensive line coach) with much of the success. "He's a good one," the visitor remarked, adding that detailed study of defensive variations, hard training work on the field, more red-dogging and an all-around "pride in defense" made the unit click. Currie was high in his praise for Johnny Unitas (he's the best), Big Daddy Lipscomb (he just runs over you) and the rest of the champion Baltimore Colts, but feels their title days are near the end. "Those Colts, and particularly that tremendous line, aren't getting any younger, you know..." And, while there was one Bear fan in the audience - who wished the Pack a 10-2 season in 1960 - the big Bay athlete let it be known that his squad has every intention (plus the desire and personnel) to do ever better in the NFL, come next fall.
TWO MORE INK PACKER PAPERS FOR 1960 PLAY
FEBRUARY 3 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers built their roster to nine today with the signing of the 12th draft choice Harry Ball and 17th draft choice Joe Gomes. Ball stands 6-1, weighs 235 pounds and hails from Boston College. Gomes, a 200-pound halfback from South Carolina, also stands 6-1. The nine men are from a possible 15 eligibles. Other eligibles include Dale Hackbart, Wisconsin's big quarterback, who will maintain his amateur status to play baseball for the Badgers this spring.
FAN HURT AT COUNTY STADIUM SUES PACKERS
FEBRUARY 4 (Milwaukee) - The Green Bay Packers were sued for $5,000 Wednesday by a fan who claimed he was mauled by a group of youngsters chasing a football because the club did not provide enough ushers. Hyman Domnitz, 42, said he suffered chest and shoulder injuries in the scramble by 20 to 30 youths for the football behind the north goal. The incident occurred October 13 at a Packers-Los Angeles Rams game in County Stadium. The ball landed in Domnitz's lap, and he claimed in circuit court there should have been more ushers present to prevent the boys from climbing over him to get it.
PACKERS KEEP MILWAUKEE TIE
FEBRUARY 9 (Milwaukee) - Coach Vince Lombardi said Monday his Green Bay Packers will continue to play football games here and at home but there is a dire need for maximum response in Milwaukee. "When I graduate from Fordham, the old Brooklyn Dodgers offered me $125 a game," Lombardi told a Milwaukee "W' Club meeting. "Many pros were paid at that rate then. But those days are gone forever. On our club every man makes at least $7,000 a year. Other costs are up, too." Lombardi said that in order to break ever the Packers must average $65,000 for each game, which doesn't include the visiting team's share. In spite of the relatively small two-game ticket purchases in Milwaukee last year, Lombardi said, attendance averaged more than 30,000 for the games at County Stadium. He said the team had a sale of 28,000 season tickets in Green Bay but only 7,500 in Milwaukee. "We are stepping up our Milwaukee season ticket program," Lombardi said, "and we are highly optimistic about selling out or coming close for the two games in Milwaukee this fall. We feel there is no question about the interest here." Lombardi said a sellout in Milwaukee would be a great help to the team in meeting its rising costs. "The name of the team is the Green Bay Packers," Lombardi said. "But the Packers are a state team. Playing a part of our home schedule in Milwaukee is in line with that thinking." Lombardi said the team is in big business "and cannot compete successfully without operating accordingly." On the subject of players, Lombardi said that Tom Moore of Vanderbilt, Green Bay's No. 1 draft choice, is "the best back in the country - better for our purposes than Billy Cannon." Lombardi also had special mention for Boyd Dowler, the pro rookie of 1959. The coach said Dowler is "bound to be one of the league's best." "We should have a better team in 1960," Lombardi said, "but that doesn't mean we'll win more games. We sneaked up on a few teams early last year. Believe me, they'll be ready for us this time."
LOMBARDI KEY TO SUCCESS, TACKLE DECLARES
FEBRUARY 10 (Neenah) - The key to the Green Bay Packers' success last fall was Coach Vince Lombardi, tackle Bob Skoronski told the Optimist Club at its Tuesday noon meeting at the Valley Inn. Skoronski, who is employed at the Marathon division during the off-season, explained that Lombardi is a superior coach who knows his football inside and out, a man of few words and a great leader. The offensive tackle said it is a pleasure to speak of last season when the Packers had a 7-5 record. He declared that last spring and summer he had to tell what a fine club Green Bay would have, quite a task after a 1-10-1 record the previous season. The speaker felt Green Bay would have a better team next year because it will have had a year under the new offensive system and it is a young team, with an average age of 25. As for new players, Skoronski, who is a tackle, said it seems like all the new players being signed are tackles but the most promising newcomer is Tom Moore, a big, fast  halfback. The former Indiana gridder explained that the new Dallas Ranger team will be allowed to pick three players from each pro club. The 12 teams will list 25 untouchables and the new entry will choose the trio from the 10 or 11 that remain.
UNITAS FEARS PACKERS IN '60
FEBRUARY 13 (Milwaukee) - Johnny Unitas, the great Baltimore Colt quarterback, would like to have the Green Bay Packers switched to the Eastern Division of the NFL. "Then we wouldn't have to worry about them (the Packers) as a threat to us in 1960 for the Western Division crown," Unitas said Friday night. He was in Milwaukee on a business trip. "The Packers are going to be right up there next season," Unitas said. "Sure, we beat 'em twice last year but the game here was touch and go (the Colts won, 28-21). Vince Lombardi has meant the difference. Two years ago, the Packers couldn't do anything right. Now they are a proven power." The Packers had a 1-10-1 record in 1958 but finished 7-5 in 1959 under Lombardi who became coach and general manager. Asked if he though the Colts could repeat as champs, Unitas said it would depend on two things - "if we can escape injuries and how the ball bounces." Unitas , who played in 21 consecutive games last season, starting with the All-Star game in Chicago and ending with the Pro Bowl in Los Angeles, said "I never get tired of playing football." Discussing the new AFL, Unitas said he didn't want anything to do with it himself, but thought its presence would help NFL players obtain better contracts.
STARR, MCHAN NOT FOR SALE, TRADE - EM TUNNELL JOINS PACKER SCOUT STAFF
FEBRUARY 17 (Green Bay) - Quarterbacks Bart Starr and Lamar McHan are not for sale or trade, Vince Lombardi, coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, said today. The "no deal" label was pasted on the two signal callers after Lombardi was informed the Washington Redskins have sent out a feeler indicating they would like to have either Starr or McHan to fill the gap left by Eddie LeBaron's retirement. Even the bait of good running backs - a commodity the Packers have not been too deep in in recent years - couldn't change Lombardi's mind. The Redskins were reported to be willing to let go of such ball carriers as Jim Podoley, Don Bosseler or Eddie Sutton in order to get a new quarterback to couple with Ralph Gugliemeli, LeBaron's sub. But Lombardi said he would have to hold on to his signal corps. "I've got three good ones - counting Joe Francis - and they are all very much in my plans next season," the coach stated. The interest of another team and the importance Lombardi attached to their presence put a strange twist on the careers of Starr and McHan. They started the 1959 NFL season as less than has-beens - they fell into the category of the "never was". Then between them - and with the help of Lombardi's astute coaching - they carried the club to its first winning season in 15 years. McHan opened the season as the starting quarterback and the club reeled off three wins in a rown, the only team to accomplish such a feat. Following a midseason letdown in which five games were lost and McHan was injured, Starr picked up the reins and the Packers romped to four more wins, including their first sweep of the West Coast series with Los Angeles and San Francisco in history. LeBaron, the 165-pound College of Pacific graduate, disclosed his plans to quit professional football Tuesday. He plans to open a law practice in California where he recently was admitted to the bar. The Packer management also issued two other items of note. First, ever young Emlen Tunnell, veteran safetyman, was appointed to the club's scouting staff; and second, Tom Miller, publicity director, said a raise in the price of tickets to the Green Bay games is "almost positive" for next season. Tunnell, who played 11 years with the New York Giants before coming to Green Bay last fall, was added to the scouting staff headed by Jack Vainisi, the team's business manager, which includes Verne Lewellen, Lombardi's administrative assistant and assistant coaches Bill Austin, Norb Hecker, Phil Bengtson and Red Cochran. Miller said Tunnell - who first played ball in 1942 at the University of Toledo - would be talent hunting in the Negro colleges in the South and Southwest. He said the rest of the crew would work in almost every state except those in the Far West and northeastern parts of the country. Tunnell's scouting duties do not mean he is ending his playing career, Miller said. In the matter of a hike in ticket prices, Miller said it was necessitated because the NFL members have approved increasing a visiting team's guarantee from $20,000 to $30,000 next fall. He said the question of a raise was now only "how much". Last fall tickets for Packer games were among the lowest priced in the league.
BRITISH COLUMBIA SIGNS BOB JETER
FEBRUARY 18 (Vancouver) - The British Columbia Lions of the Western Interprovincial Football Union today announced the signing of halfback Bob Jeter from the University of Iowa. Jeter was one of the top-ranked backs in the United States in 1959 and was the No. 2 draft choice of the Green Bay Packers.
BOMBERS SIGN PACKER DRAFTEE
MARCH 1 (Winnipeg) - Minnesota tackle Mike Wright, who had been drafted by the Green Bay Packers, was signed during the weekend by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The 21-year old Minneapolis law student was the Packers' sixth draft choice.
EX-PACKER CARMICHAEL SIGNS WITH DENVER
MARCH 4 (Denver) - Al Carmichael, former halfback with the Green Bay Packers, Thursday signed a contract with the Denver Broncos of the rival AFL. The former Southern California star played with the Packers for seven seasons and set a NFL record for kickoff returns.
PACKERS SIGN 3
MARCH 11 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today announced the signing of three linemen who trained with the NFL club last year. Back for another shot at a job with the Packers will be guard Andy Cvercko, former Northwestern star, and tackle Ed Buckingham and guard Mike Falls, a pair of former Minnesota standouts.
BAYS LOSE BILLY  BUTLER, TWO OTHERS - CARDINALS SHIFTED TO ST. LOUIS
MARCH 14 (Green Bay) - The Packers have contributed halfbacks Don McIlhenny and Billy Butler and end Nate Borden to the new Dallas Ranger franchise. This was announced simultaneously today by Packer Coach-General Manager Vince Lombardi and Ranger Coach Tom Landry following the NFL's meeting in Los Angeles over the weekend. The three players were selected by Dallas from a secret list of 11 availables, submitted by Lombardi at the start of the session. 25 players were held back as untouchables. In all, six clubs have announced their losses thus far. The other six will reveal their names this week. Two "name" players were among the other selections - quarterback Don Heinrich of the Giants and L.G. Dupre of the Colts, Other stars included Duane Putnam, former all-pro guard of the Rams; Ed Modzelewski, former fullback from the Browns, and Bob Fry, Ram tackle. Lombardi expressed keen regret over the loss of the three players, pointing out: "These are three good boys, and I certainly hate to lose them. They will do Dallas a lot of good." Borden was a first string defensive end until he was injured at the end of the Lion game last fall. He later shared the spot with Jim Temp. McIlhenny filled in behind Jim Taylor or Paul Hornung and was described by Lombardi as a "real fine running back." Butler could develop as the key loss. The spunky back, who hails from Berlin and who is now working in Green Bay, was being used a defensive back replacement and the No. 1 kickoff and punt return specialist with Lew Carpenter. Lombardi called Butler "a fine safety and utility with a lot of speed deception." Landry knew considerable about the hard-working Butler since Billy spent two weeks with the Giants last fall in the deal that sent Dick Nolan from the Cardinals to the Giants - via Green Bay. Meanwhile, Lombardi announced the signing of three rookie tackles, each weighing more than 250 pounds. They were Leo Eland, 6-5, 275, from Furman; Marv Rader, 6-2, 252, from Findlay, and Tony DeLuce, 6-3, 255, who played semipro ball in Connecticut. In St. Louis, football fans and civic leaders welcomed the coming of the Chicago Cardinals with optimism and enthusiasm. Mayor Raymond R. Tucker said the decision to move the Cardinals to St. Louis was "symbolic of the rebirth of the city." Dick Meyer, officials of Anheuser-Busch Inc., and vice president of the St. Louis (baseball) Cardinals, said the firm would welcome the team to Busch Stadium with open arms until a new stadium is built. Meanwhile, in Chicago reaction to the loss of the Cardinals was negligible. Fans have been conditioned to the probable loss of the team for nearly 15 years. Many fans expressed pleasure that the shift of the Cardinals would make it possible to see the Bears' road games on television. In the past, since one or the other team was at home every Sunday, there has hardly been any television of pro games in Chicago. Last year the Cards drew 113,701 for four games played at Soldier Field and 46,737 for two games played at Minneapolis for a total of 160,438. The Bears, playing all six home games at Wrigley Field, drew 276,297. The only Cardinal official in Chicago, Coach Frank Ivy, said, "it's good move."
LOMBARDI KEY TO SUCCESS, TACKLE DECLARES
FEBRUARY 10 (Neenah) - The key to the Green Bay Packers' success last fall was Coach Vince Lombardi, tackle Bob Skoronski told the Optimist Club at its Tuesday noon meeting at the Valley Inn. Skoronski, who is employed at the Marathon division during the off-season, explained that Lombardi is a superior coach who knows his football inside and out, a man of few words and a great leader. The offensive tackle said it is a pleasure to speak of last season when the Packers had a 7-5 record. He declared that last spring and summer he had to tell what a fine club Green Bay would have, quite a task after a 1-10-1 record the previous season. The speaker felt Green Bay would have a better team next year because it will have had a year under the new offensive system and it is a young team, with an average age of 25. As for new players, Skoronski, who is a tackle, said it seems like all the new players being signed are tackles but the most promising newcomer is Tom Moore, a big, fast  halfback. The former Indiana gridder explained that the new Dallas Ranger team will be allowed to pick three players from each pro club. The 12 teams will list 25 untouchables and the new entry will choose the trio from the 10 or 11 that remain.
UNITAS FEARS PACKERS IN '60
FEBRUARY 13 (Milwaukee) - Johnny Unitas, the great Baltimore Colt quarterback, would like to have the Green Bay Packers switched to the Eastern Division of the NFL. "Then we wouldn't have to worry about them (the Packers) as a threat to us in 1960 for the Western Division crown," Unitas said Friday night. He was in Milwaukee on a business trip. "The Packers are going to be right up there next season," Unitas said. "Sure, we beat 'em twice last year but the game here was touch and go (the Colts won, 28-21). Vince Lombardi has meant the difference. Two years ago, the Packers couldn't do anything right. Now they are a proven power." The Packers had a 1-10-1 record in 1958 but finished 7-5 in 1959 under Lombardi who became coach and general manager. Asked if he though the Colts could repeat as champs, Unitas said it would depend on two things - "if we can escape injuries and how the ball bounces." Unitas , who played in 21 consecutive games last season, starting with the All-Star game in Chicago and ending with the Pro Bowl in Los Angeles, said "I never get tired of playing football." Discussing the new AFL, Unitas said he didn't want anything to do with it himself, but thought its presence would help NFL players obtain better contracts.
STARR, MCHAN NOT FOR SALE, TRADE - EM TUNNELL JOINS PACKER SCOUT STAFF
FEBRUARY 17 (Green Bay) - Quarterbacks Bart Starr and Lamar McHan are not for sale or trade, Vince Lombardi, coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, said today. The "no deal" label was pasted on the two signal callers after Lombardi was informed the Washington Redskins have sent out a feeler indicating they would like to have either Starr or McHan to fill the gap left by Eddie LeBaron's retirement. Even the bait of good running backs - a commodity the Packers have not been too deep in in recent years - couldn't change Lombardi's mind. The Redskins were reported to be willing to let go of such ball carriers as Jim Podoley, Don Bosseler or Eddie Sutton in order to get a new quarterback to couple with Ralph Gugliemeli, LeBaron's sub. But Lombardi said he would have to hold on to his signal corps. "I've got three good ones - counting Joe Francis - and they are all very much in my plans next season," the coach stated. The interest of another team and the importance Lombardi attached to their presence put a strange twist on the careers of Starr and McHan. They started the 1959 NFL season as less than has-beens - they fell into the category of the "never was". Then between them - and with the help of Lombardi's astute coaching - they carried the club to its first winning season in 15 years. McHan opened the season as the starting quarterback and the club reeled off three wins in a rown, the only team to accomplish such a feat. Following a midseason letdown in which five games were lost and McHan was injured, Starr picked up the reins and the Packers romped to four more wins, including their first sweep of the West Coast series with Los Angeles and San Francisco in history. LeBaron, the 165-pound College of Pacific graduate, disclosed his plans to quit professional football Tuesday. He plans to open a law practice in California where he recently was admitted to the bar. The Packer management also issued two other items of note. First, ever young Emlen Tunnell, veteran safetyman, was appointed to the club's scouting staff; and second, Tom Miller, publicity director, said a raise in the price of tickets to the Green Bay games is "almost positive" for next season. Tunnell, who played 11 years with the New York Giants before coming to Green Bay last fall, was added to the scouting staff headed by Jack Vainisi, the team's business manager, which includes Verne Lewellen, Lombardi's administrative assistant and assistant coaches Bill Austin, Norb Hecker, Phil Bengtson and Red Cochran. Miller said Tunnell - who first played ball in 1942 at the University of Toledo - would be talent hunting in the Negro colleges in the South and Southwest. He said the rest of the crew would work in almost every state except those in the Far West and northeastern parts of the country. Tunnell's scouting duties do not mean he is ending his playing career, Miller said. In the matter of a hike in ticket prices, Miller said it was necessitated because the NFL members have approved increasing a visiting team's guarantee from $20,000 to $30,000 next fall. He said the question of a raise was now only "how much". Last fall tickets for Packer games were among the lowest priced in the league.
PACKERS UP TICKET PRICES AFTER 14 YEARS
MARCH 24 (Green Bay) - The first hike in ticket prices for home games in 14 years was announced today by the Green Bay Packers. The Packers said the increase was necessitated by the fact income on the road has been greater than when playing at home and "we must be able to give visiting teams a sum more nearly equal to what we receive when we travel." Nothing that other NFL clubs have raised their ticket prices, the Packers said that the cost of fielding the team has more than doubled since 1946. The Packers play four home games in Green Bay, with a seating capacity of 32,150, and two in Milwaukee County Stadium, which can hold 43,000. Most Green Bay games last season were sellouts. At Green Bay, prices for next season were boosted $1 to $5.75 for seats between the 30-yard lines. Other sideline seats were hiked 25 cents to $5. South end zone seats and some sections were booster to $3.50, while sections in the north stand were increased a quarter to $2.50. Prices will remain at 75 cents for children in some areas. Prices for the two games in Milwaukee were increased comparatively, with seats ranging from $2.50 in the bleachers to $5.75 in the upper and lower grandstand and the mezzanine.
BOMBERS SIGN PACKER DRAFTEE
MARCH 1 (Winnipeg) - Minnesota tackle Mike Wright, who had been drafted by the Green Bay Packers, was signed during the weekend by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The 21-year old Minneapolis law student was the Packers' sixth draft choice.
EX-PACKER CARMICHAEL SIGNS WITH DENVER
MARCH 4 (Denver) - Al Carmichael, former halfback with the Green Bay Packers, Thursday signed a contract with the Denver Broncos of the rival AFL. The former Southern California star played with the Packers for seven seasons and set a NFL record for kickoff returns.
PACKERS SIGN 3
MARCH 11 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers today announced the signing of three linemen who trained with the NFL club last year. Back for another shot at a job with the Packers will be guard Andy Cvercko, former Northwestern star, and tackle Ed Buckingham and guard Mike Falls, a pair of former Minnesota standouts.