The 1933 Green Bay Packers - 5-7-1 (3RD)
Head Coach: Curly Lambeau
1933 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS
17 G-BOSTON REDSKINS (0-0-0) T 7- 7 0- 0-1 5,000
24 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0) L 7-14 0- 1-1 12,000
1 M-NEW YORK GIANTS (1-1-0) L 7-10 0- 2-1 12,467
8 G-PORTSMOUTH SPARTANS (3-0-0) W 17- 0 1- 2-1 5,200
15 G-PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1-2-0) W 47- 0 2- 2-1 4,000
22 at Chicago Bears (4-0-0) L 7-10 2- 3-1 19,000
29 G-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-2-0) W 35- 9 3- 3-1 3,007
5 at Chicago Cardinals (1-5-0) W 14- 6 4- 3-1 5,000
12 at Portsmouth Spartans (5-2-0) L 0- 7 4- 4-1 7,500
19 at Boston Redskins (4-4-1) L 7-20 4- 5-1 16,399
26 at New York Giants (7-3-0) L 6-17 4- 6-1 17,000
30 X-at Staten Island Stapletons W 21- 0 3,000
3 at Philadelphia Eagles (3-3-1) W 10- 0 5- 6-1 9,500
10 at Chicago Bears (9-2-1) L 6- 7 5- 7-1 7,000
X - Non-League Game
1933 IN REVIEW
The modern era of the NFL begins as divisional play begins. Playing in the Western Division, Green Bay stumble out of the gate going winless in their first three games. The Packers would only play mediocre football the rest of the way finishing with a losing record for the first time at 5-7-1. The franchise began playing a few games a season in Milwaukee to draw extra revenue, playing at old Borchert Field.
THE CHANGING FACE ON THE NFL
The NFL underwent major changes in 1933. Because of the success of the 1932 NFL Playoff Game, the league divided its teams into two divisions for the first time, with the winners of each division playing in a championship game to determine the NFL champion. Three new teams also joined the league: the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Cincinnati Reds. Also, the Boston Braves changed its name to Boston Redskins and Staten Island Stapletons resigned. On February 25, 1933, the NFL discontinued the use of the Collegiate Rules Book and began to develop its own rules. The forward pass became legal anywhere behind the line of scrimmage. Previously, the passer had to be at least five yards back from the scrimmage line. This change is referred to as the "Bronko Nagurski Rule" after his controversial touchdown in the 1932 NFL Playoff Game. Hashmarks or inbounds lines were added to the field 10 yards in from each sideline. All plays would start with the ball on or between the hashmarks. To increase the number of field goals and decrease the number of tie games, the goal posts are moved from the end lines at the back of the end zones to the goal lines. They would not be moved back until 1974. It was a touchback when a punt hits the opponent's goal posts before being touched by a player of either team. It was a safety if a ball that is kicked behind the goal line hits the goal posts, and rolls back out of the end zone or is recovered by the kicking team. The results were obvious - NFL teams averaged an anemic 8.2 PPG in 1932, the third lowest average in league history, and then a record 23.2 PPG in 1948 – a 182 percent increase in 16 years. (Pictured to the right - Mike Michalske)
PLAYER POS COLLEGE G YRS HT WT
Larry Bettencourt C St. Marys 2 1 6- 3 215
Hank Bruder B Northwestern 9 3 6- 0 190
Red Bultman C Marquette 13 2 6- 2 199
Rudy Comstock G Georgetown 13 3 5-11 198
Lavvie Dilweg E Marquette 11 8 6- 3 202
Wuert Engelmann B S. Dakota St 9 4 6- 2 191
Lon Evans G-T TCU 12 1 6- 2 225
Milt Gantenbein E Wisconsin 12 3 6- 0 199
Buckets Goldenberg B Wisconsin 11 1 5-10 220
PLAYER POS COLLEGE G YRS HT WT
Norm Greeney G Notre Dame 7 1 6- 3 202
Roger Grove B Michigan St 13 3 6- 0 175
Arnie Herber B Regis 11 4 5-11 208
Clarke Hinkle FB Bucknell 13 2 5-11 200
Cal Hubbard T-E Geneva 5 6- 5 250
Joe Kurth T Notre Dame 13 1 6- 3 202
Hurdis McCrary B Georgia 2 5 6- 2 205
*-Johnny McNally B St. Johns 9 5 6- 0 190
Mike Michalske G Penn State 13 5 6- 1 215
* - Known as Johnny Blood
PLAYER POS COLLEGE G YRS HT WT
Bob Monnett B Michigan St 10 1 5- 9 180
Buster Mott B Georgia 3 1 5-11 190
Claude Perry T Alabama 11 7 6- 1 211
Jess Quatse T Pittsburgh 1 5-11 230
Al Rose E Texas 12 2 6- 3 195
Al Sarafiny C St. Edwards 1 6- 3 240
Ben Smith E Alabama 9 1 6- 0 200
Clyde Van Sickle G Arkansas 9 2 6- 2 224
Paul Young C Oklahoma 2 1 6- 4 195
GREEN BAY TROUNCES MCKINLEY TEAM, 32-0
JAN 3 (Honolulu) - After being played to a standstill in the first half of their game here with the McKinley Alumni, the Green Bay Packers started to click in the last two periods, and gave 17,760 Honolulu fans the greatest aerial exhibition they ever witnessed to carry off a 32 to 0 victory. The crowd set an all time record for the Hawaiian islands, and the contest climaxed a brilliant invasion of the territory by the three-time national professional champions, who defeated the Kamehameha alumni here Dec. 26, 19 to 13. The brilliant passing of Arnold Herber and the equally spectacular receiving of Johnny Blood and Roger Grove were the major favors in the victory. The first Bay touchdown came four minutes after the initial kickoff, and four others followed in the third and fourth periods...FOUR FIRST DOWNS: McKinley scored four first downs to 17 for the invaders. The most sensational scoring feat of the Green Bay team came near the end of the game, when Herber flipped a pass to Grove, who ran the distance with the ball and then tossed a lateral to Al Rose for a touchdown. The total gain was 63 yards, and Clark Hinkle converted. Arnie Herber's 25-yard pass to Grove in the first period gave the Packers the only score of the half. Grove dashed 28 yards after snaring the ball, but Hinkle failed to kick the extra point and the half ended 6 to 0. In the third quarter Herber threw a 25-yard pass to Blood, who was waiting in the end zone, for the Packers' second touchdown. Grove booted the goal. Soon after this event Blood broke away for 25 yards to the McKinley 10 yard stripe, where Herber went over for a touchdown. The attempt for extra point failed...ENDS IN TOUCHDOWN: Another consistent drive ended in a score early in the fourth period, ending with a 15 yard pass from Herber to Les Peterson. Bruder failed to convert. In the last minute of play Hank Harrison got away for a 65 yard dash from scrimmage to bring the ball to the Packer three yard line, but Grove dragged him down from behind,
and after a single play had advanced the ball two yards, the game ended. Although outweighed 20 pounds to the man, the McKinley team surprised the invaders with its stubborn fighting ability. The Packers will appear in an exhibition of kicking and passing at the stadium Friday night. All members of the squad came through game uninjured and prepared to spend the next nine days vacationing in the islands. They leave for the mainland Jan. 11.
BY JOHNNY BLOOD (SPECIAL DISPATCH)
JAN 3 (Honolulu) - The paid admissions, totaling 17,760, broke all insular records here as the Packers defeated McKinley's alumni, 32 to 0. The heat and humidity proved a handicap to the Packers during the first half, but they outstayed the natives and poured it on them in the second half. The team cuts in on 50 percent of the gross, so everyone is happy. They will relax for the next ten days and were thoroughly relaxed Monday night. The crowd was greatly pleased by the game, and they are planning to bring the Packers back next year. Roger Grove played a beautiful game, tossing a lateral to Rose after a 40 yard run, Rose then scoring a touchdown. In the last minute of play Grove dragged down a McKinley player at the goal line to avert a sure score...MAKE OUR BREAKS: The Packers were trying every minute, and made their own breaks. McKinley was the same caliber as Kamehameha, but although the day was hotted, the boys were acclimated, and did much better. Coach E.L. Lambeau was highly pleased today at the players' stamina and condition. The Packers gained 320 yards from scrimmage, while their opponents made 110. The Green Bay kickers averaged 47 yards to 37 for McKinley. Green Bay completed 21 forward passes, to two for the islanders, and were penalized 35 yards as compared to 15 for McKinley...GRANGE WILL PLAY: Coach Lambeau has completed negotiations with Red Grange of the Chicago Bears to play with the Packers at Kezar stadium, San Francisco, Jan. 22. Blood, Herber, Michalske, Bruder, Englemann, Grove, Rose and Zeller will play the island championship basketball team Thursday night, and a capacity house is assured, thus pleasing Promoter Beaver, who wants to bring the Packers back to Hawaii next year. The entire club wishes a Happy New Year to its backers in Green Bay.
PACKERS ANGLING FOR NEWMAN, RONZANI
JAN 3 (Stevens Point Journal) - The Green Bay Packers, it is reported, are seeking the services of Harry Newman, Michigan quarterback, and Gene Ronzani, captain and backfield ace of the Marquette University eleven. The Packers, using the Rockne style of play, could use a passer of Newman's calibre and Ronzani has enough all-around ability to prove valuable to anybody's pro team.
SHORTWAVE RADIO BRINGS MESSAGES FROM PACKERS
JAN 3 (Green Bay) - Direct communication with the Green Bay Packers, now in the Hawaiian islands, and at present stopping at Honolulu, was established this week by means of shortwave radio receiving and transmitting sets by Peter M. Platten, this city, who began over a week ago to negotiate for the hookup that resulted in the receipt of messages from the Packers Sunday and Monday. A letter to the operator of station W6CNE, at Hollywood, an amateur shortwave transmitting station, sent by Platten early last week, suggested that a hookup between that station and amateur station K6BAZ at Honolulu be arranged, so that messages could be sent and received from Green Bay. Platten had heard the two stations communicating prior to that time, and believed a satisfactory hookup could be made...HEARD MESSAGES SENT: The Hollywood operator entered into the plan enthusiastically, and within a few days informed Platten that arrangements had been made, and that the messages would be sent back and forth between the two stations between 1 and 2 o'clock Sunday and Monday afternoons. Consequently, Platten's shortwave receiving set was tuned in to the Hollywood station's point on the shortwave band Sunday afternoon, and he heard the reading from the Honolulu station of a message from Coach E.L. Lambeau, and from Laverne R. Dilweg, and also the Hollywood operator's version of an earlier conversation with Dilweg on a shortwave phone. Monday afternoon the Hollywood operator reported at the appointed time that none of the Packers were in the Honolulu broadcast station, but were resting up for the game. Since Honolulu time is six hours ahead of Green Bay time, it was then quite early morning in Honolulu...WERE AWAITING MESSAGE: When communication was definitely established, messages were sent by telegraph to the Hollywood station, and within a few minutes were broadcast to waiting Packers at the Honolulu studio. Among those who transmitted messages to the team in this manner were A.B. Turnbull and Dr. W.W. Kelly. Other personal messages were also sent to some of the players. The amateur station in Honolulu is located close to the hotel where the Packers are stationed, and the boys have begun to make it a hangout, the Hollywood broadcaster said Monday. Messages sent from Green Bay Sunday afternoon were received in Honolulu in a very few minutes, and were copied as they were read by the Packers themselves, who were waiting at the receiving set for them. Coach Lambeau's message, which was read verbatim over the Hollywood station Sunday afternoon, after receipt there from Honolulu, follows:...ENJOYED HOSPITALITY: "This is the most thrilling experience I have ever had. All the boys are having the times of their lives. We are all completely thrilled with the beauty and atmosphere of the islands. We never experienced such hospitality anywhere. Each day has been more interesting than the last. We expect a very tough battle. Better football is played out here than people in the states think. They handle the ball perfectly, tackle and block very hard. In addition, they fight every minute of the game and never relax. Tell Lewellen, Hubbard and McCrary we expect them in San Francisco Jan. 17. Happy New Year to you and all the fans." There followed a message from Dilweg to his wife, and then a description of the Hollywood operator's earlier conversation with Dilweg, which ran as follows: "Lavvie described the very unique New Years' eve celebration which the boys took part in because of the coming game. The hospitality of the islands, he says, has been bewildering. The boys cannot express too much appreciation to the fans for making this trip and the other successes of the team possible, and will try to play a brand of football that will justify their support. The exact date of the trio back to California has not been determined as yet. The boys were very much pleased to get the messages so directly from Green Bay." The Hollywood operator reported that the boys are not counting the days until they get back, which is more of a tribute to the wonders of Hawaii, he said, than a reflection on the life back home.
RADIO AMATEURS ON COAST KEEP PACKERS IN TOUCH WITH BAY
JAN 9 (Green Bay) - The shortwave radio hookup by which messages were received from and transmitted to the Packer football team in Hawaii a week ago was put into use by members of the team yesterday to transmit personal messages to relatives or friends here, and these messages were relayed to their recipients by Peter M. Platten, who brought about the novel communication service. One message to all Green Bay football fans was transmitted by Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, and read as follows: "All the players are in good shape and have had a fine week of relaxation. Will arrive in Frisco on Jan. 20, and the team will stay at the St. Francis Hotel. We will leave here Wednesday night." The messages were sent from Honolulu, where the Packers have been stationed, to Hollywood, Cal., by an amateur shortwave radio broadcasting station, located near the Packers' hotel. They were rebroadcast from the Hollywood station, which is also an amateur station, operating on shortwave, and were picked up Mr. Platten on a shortwave receiving set. They were then forwarded to their recipients here by telephone.
ABOLISH EXTRA POINT, SUGGESTION OF MARA
JAN 10 (New York) - A suggestion that the NFL abolish the point after touchdown and decide tie games with an extra period was made yesterday to his fellow directors by Tim Mara, owner of the New York Giants. Mara pointed out that only one game of 58 played in the season just closed was decided by the point after touchdown while 20 ties indicated the need for some solution for that problem. League players made good 77 tries of 105 attempted for the point after touchdown. "These statistics show how ridiculous it is to decide a game on such a mechanical thing as making the extra point," Mara said. "A team could have kicked off and resumed play in the time devoted to preparations and execution of the extra point play."
PACKER SQUAD BIDS ALOHA TO HAWAII
JAN 11 (Honolulu) - The strains of "Aloha Oe", Hawaii's farewell to its visitors, and the plaudits of a large crowd marked the definite finale of the Green Bay Packers' insular football invasion here this noon, as the sides of the liner Maui swung away from the Honolulu quay. Members of the greatest professional football eleven, which climaxed its first trip to the islands with a pair of brilliant victories over Hawaii's best teams, lined the rails of the ship as it was pulled away from the capital city and turned its nose toward San Francisco. The Maui will arrive in California Tuesday morning, Jan. 17...TEAM ROYALLY ENTERTAINED: Honolulu sent the Packers back to the mainland with the memory of its best hospitality behind them. The team was entertained day and night, and the Hawaiians were greatly pleased with the attitude of the visitors, both on the playing field and off. The entire island wants them back again. The trip was a fine vacation for the Packers who came to Hawaii from their northern Wisconsin city, now in the grips of a North American winter. They left Hawaii almost as tanned as the natives themselves, following a month's exposure to the rays. The morning column of Red McQueen, Honolulu newspaper man, Tuesday paid tribute to the departing football players. He said: "Aloha to the Packers! They leave for the mainland at noon tomorrow, and we must take this opportunity to bid farewell to Coach Lambeau and his boys."...GREAT BUNCH OF BOYS: "Naturally, we became personally acquainted with every member of the team during its visit, and we regarded them as the finest bunch of boys we ever would care to meet. The ordinary professional generally has a great opinion of himself and possesses plenty of ego, but not the Packers. They are regular guys all and look more like a college team to us than anything else. We're pulling for them to come back next year and several more years."
PACKERS CONVERGING ON SAN FRANCISCO AS COAST BATTLES NEARS
JAN 14 (Green Bay) - A general reunion of Packer football players and followers is promised for Jan. 17 at San Francisco, when the Green Bay professional team lands in preparation for its scheduled game Jan. 22. Hurdis McCrary, fullback, and Verne Lewellen, halfback, left today for the coast. Mrs. Laverne Dilweg, whose husband plays end with the Packers, arrived last night. Tom A. Nash, all-America end who has been laid up with an injury since the New York game, left his Washington, Ga., home today for the coast, and is expected to play Jan. 11. Cal Hubbard, giant tackle, pushed his car westward from his Missouri home late Friday, headed for San Francisco.
6 CRIMINAL CASES ARE UP FOR TRIAL IN CIRCUIT COURT
JAN 14 (Green Bay) - Circuit court jurors have been ordered to report next Tuesday morning for the opening of trials at the January term. The calendar was called last Monday, but no jury work was undertaken...Lavvie Dilweg will fight for the Packers in court, as well as on the gridiron, as defense counsel for the Green Bay Packer Football corporation in the suit brought by Willard J. Bent to recover from injuries received in a fall from the grandstand at a Packer game.
ACTION PICTURES OF PACKERS AT HONOLULU RECEIVED BY AIR MAIL
JAN 16 (Green Bay) - Action pictures taken of the Green Bay Packer-Kamehameha Alumni football game at Honolulu Christmas day were received by air mail in the Press-Gazette office today and are printed on the second sport page. They were brought to San Francisco via a Matson navigator line steamer and sent by airplane to the Press-Gazette. They were sent by the Honolulu Star Bulletin. Pictures of the game between the Packers and the McKinley team are expected late today and will be printed tomorrow in the Press-Gazette. They are the first pictures of the games at Honolulu printed in a newspaper in the United States. The Packers are due to arrive on the Pacific coast Wednesday and next Sunday will play an all-star western team in a K. of C. charity game.
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT SAN FRANCISCO TODAY AFTER OCEAN VOYAGE
JAN 17 (San Francisco) - Green Bay's Packer football players arrived in San Francisco today aboard the Maui from Honolulu where they played two football games with Hawaiian teams. After shaking off effects of the voyage that at times was stormy, the players held a short practice session this afternoon in preparation for the game to be played here Sunday against a western all-star eleven. The Packers plan to work out every day. They are in fine shape after their three week sojourn on the islands where they won two games and snapped through a lively drill.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - FOOTBALL RULE CHANGES
JAN 17 (Green Bay) - An editorial of football, appearing in a recent issue of the Milwaukee Journal, proved good reading. The writer comments on Tim Mara's suggestion to abolish the point after touchdown and substitute a 10-minute overtime period in case of a tie. Perhaps you would like to read it. Quoting the Journal: "CHANGING FOOTBALL - AGAIN: One thing about football - it remains a bangup, lively game, season after season. That is shown by the numerous suggestions each year for changes in the rules and manner of scoring. Now the president of the New York Giants, Tim Mara, proposes to abolish the point after touchdown and substitute a 10-minute overtime period in case of a tie. His interest lies in the fact that ties games are now discounted in the percentage figures that decide the professional championships. The games cost the Green Bay Packers the title in 1932. But the proposal should be interesting to college football, too. Seven-to-six decisions are less satisfactory to spectators, if anything, than ties games. These outcomes mean merely that one team was lucky enough to add the extra point while the other was not. The game thus is thrown one way, and nothing is decided by the victory as to the relative scoring merits of the contenders. The lining up of the teams for the point after touchdown is a thrilling moment for the spectators, especially if the game hangs on the gain or loss of this point. Something would be lost if this play were abolished. Yet if the result would be the promotion of drop kicks and placement attempts for field goals, as Mr. Mara anticipates, the drama for the spectators would not suffer. Another suggestion has been made to award the teams one point for each first down. That would take a good deal of strategy out of the kind of game that Michigan plays, for instance - holding the opponent and waiting for the 'breaks'. Teams would have to quit stalling and get down to the business of carrying the ball. This plan, however, would probably result in putting emphasis once more on the old bruising, plunging play which the rule makers have tried to get away from in recent years. At any rate, football still has plenty of vigor. A game that can stand all the changes, actual and proposed, to which it has been subjected, is not easily killed off by anything that may be done."...We do not believe that Mara's proposal to abolish the extra point would help the game. Neither do we think that an extra playing period would solve the problem. By abolishing the extra point, more games than ever would find the regular playing time completed with the teams in a deadlock. Without checking records, we can recall at least five games that were decided by the point after touchdown last year. By adding the extra period, it would give a team that has the most reserve strength the edge. Sixty minutes is a long time to play bruising football such as is seen in the professional game, without adding 10 minutes. The suggestion of awarding a team a point for each first down doesn't appear practical. It would bring too much confusion. You wouldn't consider giving a basketball team points for each shot they took at the basket to decide tie decisions. We believe the only fair solution to the tie game problem would be adoption of the half-game plan. Under this proposal, a team that ties a game is credited with one-half game won and one-half game lost. It is simple and clear and would prevent teams in a close race from being content to accept a tie.
GREEN BAY PACKERS PREPARE FOR GAME WITH COAST SQUAD (BY JOHNNY BLOOD)
JAN 18 (San Francisco) - The Green Bay Packer football squad came through the famous Golden Gate here yesterday, to be met by Mayor Rossi, a band, police escort, and a large delegation of San Francisco fans, welcoming them to the mainland after a voyage from the Honolulu islands. Sunday the Packers will perform before coast fans in a football game against an all-star Pacific coast team. The game, a charity affair, is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. There were 18 in our Packer squad which arrived aboard the Maui from Honolulu where we won two games during the Christmas holidays. The boat was three hours late due to heavy seas the last two days, but we got into port in time to shake off "sea-legs" and run through a brief workout for the battle here...PLAY AT LOS ANGELES: Land was welcomed by some of our boys who didn't like the rough water. Jugger Earpe wanted to borrow the captain's stomach the last two days. The passage was very gay, however, and the boys shed tears over leaving Hawaii. The weather here seemed cold, and acted as a tonic. Harold "Red" Grange, who will play with us against the team Ernie Nevers will head Sunday, was on the dock to meet us. Other members of our squad who did not go to the islands, including Cal Hubbard, Verne Lewellen, Hurdis McCrary and Tom Nash, also were present, ready to step into action. Indications are that the game will be played before a crowd of 50,000 or more as Nevers has formed a great team to send against us. He has Kiesling, Carlson, McKalip, Edbing, Brovelli, Toscani, McNally, Musick and Ernie Pinckert on his squad. All those names are familiar to football fans...LAND IS WELCOMED: After this week's game here we will play at Los Angeles the following week against practically the same squad we face here. Nevers will add a few Southern California boys for the Los Angeles tilt. There also is possibility of a third game the following week at Stockton. Grange will play in all three games if they are staged. Coach Pop Warner and his Standford staff is helping Coach Nevers prepare his Pacific coast eleven. They are gunning for us in earnest and it will be a tough battle. All of our men are in the pink, however, so we think we can take them. A contract for a short motion picture in which the Packer team would perform also has been proposed by Hollywood promoters, but it is not definitely set yet. A number of dinner engagements confront the Packer squad this week. We probably will not accept all the invitations.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT - FOOTBALL AFTERMATH
JAN 18 (Green Bay) - Football uniforms have been laid among the mothballs in most places and fans have turned to other sports but in Green Bay the game remains a constant topic of conversation. Interest remains keen in the Packers who are still active, preparing for a game in San Francisco next Sunday against a picked Pacific coast eleven. The Green Bay team will wind up the season with coast exhibitions, marking the end of the longest period the squad has ever been held together - five months. Success of the Packers in Honolulu helped the professional sport. The slim victory in the first game against the Kams wasn't satisfactory to many but the Packers overwhelmed the McKinley squad the following week, it vindicated the first score...A communication from Riley H. Allen, editor and manager of the Honolulu Star Bulletin, states that the Packers made many friends on the island. He reports the players "a fine bunch of sportsmen." "The Packers have made a great hit with the sports fans and the people generally of this city and the territory of Hawaii," Mr. Allen said. "They are a fine bunch of sportsmen, have conducted themselves excellently, and have opened all of our eyes in the matter of football. They played last Monday, our annual New Years' game, before the largest crowd that ever saw a football game in the islands. They have made a pronounced hit on the field and off. As a result they will be invited back again, I am sure, although possibly not next year, as two years in succession might be unwise. Green Bay and the people of your section certainly have a right to be proud of this team, and we can understand your desire to give the game such excellent coverage as you have been giving it."...The players will be back soon and for the next few months Hot Stove league stories will circulate thick and fast. Before the next season begins, we'll wager the curbstone coaches will have every player on the team traded at least once and will have every college star from Harry Newman of Michigan to Johnny Lemore of Oglethorpe signed for 1933. But that's a healthy condition. When you have an activity that fans continually discuss, you have a sport that is thriving. If there were no surmises, disputes and conversation about the professional sport, it would soon die.
HONOLULU JOBBER HAS HIGH PRAISE FOR PACKERS
JAN 19 (Green Bay) - Some interesting comments on the performance of the Green Bay Packers during their Hawaiian trip are contained in a letter received by the Hoberg Paper and Fibre company from a Honolulu jobber, who until a short time ago was an official at football games there. "The writer had the privilege of seeing the game the Packers played with our Kamehameha Alumni team," the letter says. "Might say that Kamehameha school is an endowed school and the requirement for entry is that one must have part Hawaiian blood. It was a very nice game from start to finish, and the thing that surprised me so much about it was the cleanness with which a professional team like the Green Bay Packers played. The game was quite exciting and the score as you know by this time was 19-13 in favor of the Packers. I believe they could have made another touchdown or possible two, but they had no walk-away and I believe that are thoroughly sold on the class of football played here in the Hawaiian islands. I feel that Green Bay is to be congratulated upon having a team of such splendid gentlemen as these boys appear to be."
FIRST HAWAIIAN GAME FOR PACKERS THRILLING - BURKE
JAN 19 (Green Bay) - Packer football players may have played harder games against National league foes than they did in the first contest in the Hawaiian islands but you would never believe it if you saw the men after that game, according to Paul Burke, who is back in Green Bay today after a trip to Honolulu where he saw the team perform against the Kams, Hawaiian island semi-professional champions. "The Kams had a smart bunch of football players," Mr. Burke said. "They weren't big but they were fast and had plenty of spirit. A deceptive running game was shown and some fine forward passes. The Packers had considerable trouble winning. Without offering it as an alibi for the small score, I believe the weather and collegiate rules under which the game was played handicapped the Green Bay players a great deal. On two occasions Clark Hinkle was free for what appeared to be touchdown dashes but he stumbled so that a knee or a hand touched the ground and the ball was declared dead. Two other touchdowns scored by the Packers were called back."...IMPRESSED BY GAME: "The island residents were impressed with the performance of the Packers. The game was thrilling and there was a lot of good football displayed, not only by the Packers but by the Kams who worked very smooth as a unit. They seldom could gain through our big line, however, but their plays were started with precision and snap and forward passing was excellent. Before the game was five minutes old the Packers were drenched with perspiration. A blazing sun and a baked, tough field added to discomforts. Near the end of the game many Green Bay men began to wilt and there was a letdown and the Kams scored again. The Packers were able to come back strong in the closing minutes, though. It was an unusual setting for a football game. Honolulu is not the oriental wilderness of grass skirts that some believe, but a large, thriving industrial and commercial center in a tropical setting. Its residents are a mixture from many nations."...GIVEN ROYAL TREATMENT: The players were given royal treatment by everyone, Mr. Burke said. Entertainment was provided by army officers, business and government leaders. Many players took trips by air over the islands as guests of flyers. Volcanic craters and coast defense forts proved interesting sights. Mr. Burke combined the pleasure trip with business, calling on the island agent of the Northwest Engineering company, with which he is connected, while at Honolulu and stopping at western district headquarters on his return trip. More than 25 Northwest Engineering machines, manufactured in Green Bay, are in use in Hawaii, he said.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
JAN 20 (Green Bay) - Repercussions of the Packers' Hawaiian invasion still are being heard from the insular capital, even though the thrice national champions have returned to the mainland, and are practicing for another football game at San Francisco Sunday. A clipping received today from Honolulu depicts a few more reactions of Don Watson, sports columnist of the Star Bulletin, to the Packer squad. Here's what he says: "Raymond Kaluahine, tackle on the McKinley Alumni football team, is regarded by members of the Green Bay Packers' team as the best player on the two teams that opposed the Packers in their two games in Honolulu. Other linemen who are rated highly by the visitors are Norman Kuaihilo and Herman Clark, while in the backfield Danny Wise, Hiram Kaakua, Toots Harrison, Johnny Kerr and George Indie all received a good word, the latter on account of his punting."...HAS GREAT ABILITY: "One of the Packers declared that while Kaakua did not get away for much gain during last Monday's game, they could see that he had great ability as a ball carrier. The McKinley Alumni line received praise from the Packers as being one of the fastest charging lines they have played against all season. The Packers are agreed that the brand of football played by the Kamehameha and Mickalum teams was much better than they expected to find in the islands. Jugger Earpe, giant Packer tackle, is enthusiastic about the play of the Hawaii linemen and declared that he would like to pick a team from the two aggregations that played against the Packers and send this team against a strong mainland college eleven."...PICK STRONG LINE: "He believes that an exceptionally strong line could be picked and that with such a line in front of them the backfield men would be able to carry on their share of the work. Several of the Packers like Hawaii so well that they have been inquiring about possibilities of landing coaching jobs here. Among these is Wuert Engelmann, formerly of South Dakota. All want to return to the islands again and Coach Curly Lambeau has already been dickering for another game here in 1933 or 1934. Earpe, by the way, lost a valuable gold and silver cigar lighter since his arrival in Honolulu. He values his lighter particularly because it bears an engraving showing it was presented to him as a member of the national pro championship Green Bay Packer team."
GRANGE WORKS INTO PACKER BACKFIELD FOR SUNDAY'S GAME
JAN 21 (San Francisco) - Harold (Red) Grange, the Galloping Ghost of Wheaton, was paired with stars of the Green Bay Packers' backfield here today as the thrice national champions stepped through a lively drill, in preparation for their game with Ernie Nevers' Pacific coast All-Stars Sunday. There was considerable joking earlier this week, when Grange, who has been Green Bay's arch-enemy of the gridiron for many a year, attempt to fit himself as a brand new cog into the Packer machinery, but all levity was tossed aside today as the professional team drove through its final practice session...PAIRED WITH BLOOD: Grange, in the pink of condition, was paired with Johnny Blood, Packer halfback, in one backfield combination, and the two looked impressive with Blood getting under several of Grange's fast tosses. McCrary worked in with Hinkle at fullback, and the other Packer players accepted their regular assignments, under the supervision of Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. The game will start at 2:15 o'clock, Pacific standard time, or 4:15 Central
Standard time, in Kezar stadium here tomorrow. It probably will feature the last gridiron appearance of the blond Ernie Nevers, the great Stanford fullback, who has announced his playing days will terminate with the final battle against the Packers, his traditional foes...ALL-STARS PRACTICE: The All-Stars also worked out here today. The backfield combination which looked best saw Nevers at fullback; Jim Musick, former University of Southern California star at quarterback; Angel Brovelli, St. Mary's college ace last season, and Ernie Pinckert, another U.S.C. immortal, at halfbacks. Nevers will draw upon a flood of talent for line duty, including McKalip, Kiesling, Carlson, McNally and Ebding, all well known to the Packers. The Packer Honolulu barnstormers will be reinforced by several of their men who held to the mainland during the Hawaiian excursion: Cal Hubbard, Verne Lewellen, Tom Nash and Hurdis McCrary. Sunday's game is sponsored by the San Francisco Knights of Columbus and proceeds will go to charity.
NO RADIO BROADCAST
JAN 21 (Green Bay) - No announcement of radio broadcasting plans involving the Packer-Pacific All-Star football game at San Francisco have been received at the Press-Gazette office. However, Monday's Press-Gazette will provide full coverage of the coast game, for all readers of the newspaper.
PACKERS BEATEN BY NEVERS TEAM, 13-6
JAN 23 (San Francisco) - Falling before a barrage of accurately thrown passes, the Green Bay Packers went down to a 13 to 6 defeat at the hands of Ernie Nevers' Pacific coast All-Stars here Sunday afternoon. In the lead by virtue of a well executed 46-yard pass play from Hinkle to Nash in the early part of the second quarter, the National league team relinquished its hold a few moments later when Harry Ebding, Pacific coast end, scored on a freak pass that put the winners in front for good. Bunny Belden, Chicago Cardinal star, who played with the Nevers team, took the ball on a reverse from Nevers and faded back to pass. He shot it on a line to Ebding, who was running straight down the field with his eyes ahead. Half a dozen Pacific coast men hollered at Ebding and he turned around just in time to pick the ball off safety man Grove's shoulder and dash fifteen more yards to the score. Nevers then placekicked the extra point...GREAT GOAL STAND: After putting up a great goal line stand that stopped a 51-yard march by the westerners in the middle of the third period, and taking the ball on their own three-yard marker, the Packers again yielded to the coast eleven's aerial attack shortly before the quarter ended. The score was made on a seven-yard toss from Nevers to Bill McKalip, who played with the Portsmouth Spartans and a 10-yard run by McKalip after the catch. The last
quarter was scoreless, but Green Bay threatened in the closing minutes when Clark Hinkle drove through the line and Herber did some great passing in an eighty-yard drive that stopped on the All-Stars' seven yard line with but two minutes left. Great work by Hinkle and Herber featured the Packers' attack all through the game, while Cal Hubbard, Milt Gantenbein, Claude Perry and Nate Barrager dealt out a beating to the Coast All-Star linemen. Nash shined with his pass catching...THORN FOR PACKERS: Ernie Nevers, former Chicago Cardinal star, was the thorn in the Packers' side. In addition to carrying the ball 23 times, he tossed 12 of the 13 passes that his team completed in 20 tries. The eighty-yard Packer march was the longest sustained yardage gain of the game, and gave 30,000 fans assembled for the Knights of Columbus charity affair a closing thrill. It started raining in the last two minutes. Red Grange, who was drafted by the Packers for this game as an added attraction, failed to get going in the old-time form that brought him fame at Illinois. The coast boys smeared him up every time he packed the ball and he finished the day with a record of minus four yards for a total of five attempts. Grange played all of the first quarter and a small part of the last. It was the first appearance here of the Bay team, and the black jerseyed warriors made a hit with the crowd by their clean playing. Nobody on either team suffered any serious injuries. The Packers will go to Los Angeles to play a game with a team picked from former Southern California, University of California at Los Angeles and Loyola players next Sunday. The statistical chart showed the coasters had the advantage in practically all departments. Nevers' squad gained a total of 253 yards from passes and scrimmage, 159 yards coming from 13 completed passes out of 20 attempts. The Packers chalked up a total yardage gain on 203 yards, with 134 yards from seven completed passes out of 21 tried...LEAD IN FIRST DOWNS: The Stars ran up 14 first downs against 10 first downs for the Packers. Nevers punted 10 times for an average of 37.5 yards, while Hinkle and Herber kicked a total of nine times and averaged 32.2 yards between them. Nevers was assessed 48 yards on four penalties, while the Packers lost 50 yards through six penalties. The Packers fumbled four times and the Coasters twice. The locals recovered four fumbles and the visitors two. Nevers' team intercepted two passes and the Packers one. Nevers packed the ball 23 times for a total of 27 yards, Brovelli made 25 yards on seven tries and Pinckert averaged a yard a try on 13 trips with the ball. These were the leading ground gainers for the winners. Hinkle carried the pigskin 20 times for 52 yards. Bruder made five yards on his only attempt, Herber made four yards on four tries, Blood made four on three trips and Grange lost a total of four yards in five attempts...HEAVIEST IN EXPERIENCE: The All-Star line was the heaviest the Packers have ever played against. The weights were Kiesling, 270; McNally, 220; Carlson, 210; Edwards, 250; Christensen, 240; Ebding, 195, and McKalip, 190. The game might easily have been won by the Packers, but the score shows otherwise. Newspapers on the coast today credit the game with being the best exhibition of football ever shown in that area, and have given the Packers more publicity than in any game they have played. Kelly Anthony, son of the owner of radio station KFI, served as water boy. The Packers are stopping at the Hotel St. Francis. Everyone was well pleased with the game except the Packers, who long to play it over again. The team Green Bay faces at Los Angeles will include Ernie Smith and Tay Brown, U.S.C. tackles of 1932; Saunders, Pinckert and Musick. The Packers are all in good shape today, nobody being injured, although some of the boys are lonesome.
GREAT U.S.C. TACKLES WILL FACE GREEN BAY IN LOS ANGELES GAME
JAN 24 (Los Angeles) - Two of Southern California's great tackles, Ernie Smith and Jess Eibbs, will play with Ernie Pinckert's All-Stars at Wrigley field here next Sunday against the Green Bay Packers of the National pro league. Cal Hubbard, a member of the Green Bay team for four years and rated as one of the best in the business, Jugger Earpe, a Packer veteran, and Claude Perry will oppose the Trojan stars in the line. Red Grange, who will play with the Packers, says the game against Pinckert's team may be his last.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
JAN 26 (Green Bay) - When sports news becomes scarce in Milwaukee, the scribes on the papers there begin speculating about the Packers. The Packers are always a good subject when times are dull and the Milwaukee writers make the most of their opportunities. Now, to while away the interim between good stories, Oliver E. Kuechle of the Milwaukee Journal writes that the New York Giants and Chicago Bears are after Gene Ronzani, Marquette backfielder last year, and says if the Packers want him "they better hurry". After reading the Kuechle story, Ronzani will probably raise his ante about $25 a week - perhaps just enough to keep him out of a Packer uniform. The Packers, originating in a comparatively small city and with its field limited, cannot bid against the New York Giants and Chicago Bears for players, not when the amount offered equals the salaries paid to two good players on the local squad...CATCH 'EM YOUNG: As a consequence Green Bay has to catch 'em young and develop 'em into stars. That this plan has its advantages over the system of paying several hundred a week to one man on the team is amply proven by the record of the Packers during the past five years. Following is Kuechle's story, in part: "If the Packers want Gene Ronzani, Marquette's grenadier of the football field, as they said they did, they better hurry. For the Packers, it now develops, have company in the bidding. Both the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears have started to feel out the Iron Mountain boy. In New York, at the recent coaches' meeting, the Giants asked Tarzan Taylor, Marquette's coach, about Ronzani. In a letter the other day from George Halas, the Chicago Bears also wanted to know about him. Green Bay, of course, would be the spot for Ronzani. The grenadier has quite a following in the peninsula where he played his high school football, and his appearance in a Packer uniform wouldn't hurt at all at the gate. The Packers draw quite well from Upper Michigan...SIGN WITH HIGHEST: As yet, Ronzani hasn't given much thought to pro football. He has expressed a desire to play it sometime, but that has just been about all. When the time does come to pick one of the three clubs that have nibbled for his services, he will undoubtedly sign with the highest bidder. And now that may not necessarily be the Packers, especially so since Curly Lambeau wants linemen above backs. The Bears and Giants have money, too. The pros no less than the colleges can, at times, fire their coaches with post speed. Take the case of Lud Wray, who handled the Boston Braves this last campaign. Wray is now through. Except that it was generally felt in the front office that Wray's team did not enough versatility of attack, no announcement accompanied his release...NEWS IS SURPRISE: To most Boston fans, the news came as a surprise. It was generally considered that the former Pennsylvania player and coach (he coached the Penn team that lost to Wisconsin at Madison three years ago) had accomplished reasonable results with a team that was made up mostly of men fresh from college and without the professional's viewpoint. Under his direction, the Braves won four, lost four and tied two, finishing fourth in an eight-club league. For a first year team, that is not a bad showing. George Marshall, owner of the Braves, has not yet picked a successor. Harry Newman, Michigan's All-American quarterback, will play with the New York Giants next season, the dope in the east has it. Both Boston and Brooklyn started to dicker for Newman, but they discovered he had practically given the Giants his word he would play with them. Despite the absence of Bennie Friedman, the Giants this last fall continued as the best passing outfit in the league. A tosser of Newman's ability would be a great help in maintaining this distinction for several years to come."
LAMBEAU IS SEEKING DECISIVE WIN FROM U.S.C. STAR ELEVEN
JAN 27 (San Francisco) - The Green Bay Packers drilled through a three hour workout before a large crowd at Loyola field today, in preparation for their football game with the Southern California All-Stars at Wrigley field here Sunday. The arrival of Ernie Nevers today, to give the Californians a final brushing over, spurred the Packers to new efforts, as last Sunday's defeat still rankles with the Green Bay squad members. The call of Wisconsin is proving too strong for many of the boys, who are talking of heading homeward Sunday night. Despite this chatter, there is talk of future games and motion picture contracts in the air...INCLUDES U.S.C. STARS: Nevers is working with a squad which includes some of the best men ever turned out at the University of Southern California, plus a few reinforcements. There are Ebding, Franklin and Sparling at ends, Edwards, Christenson and Ernie Smith at tackles, Carlson and Kiesling at guards, McNally at center, Saunders at quarterback, Musick, Pinckert, Moses and Edelson at halfbacks, and Apsit and Drery at fullback. Bo Molenda turned up today and applied for a job with the Packers. Coach E.L. Lambeau has not announced whether or not the stocky fullback, a former Green Bay star, will be used Sunday. Molenda jointed the squad, however, in a trip through the Paramount Pictures corporation studios. The advance sale for Sunday's game has exceeded expectations, and if the weather is fair, a crowd of 30,000 is expected. The contest is sponsored by the American Legion and Knights of Columbus of Los Angeles, and Hollywood has made the center of the advance ticket sale, assuring the attendance of many motion picture stars and their families. Coach Lambeau is driving his team as hard as at any time this season, warning the boys that they are expected to win by a large score. Last Sunday's game has aroused the players to fighting form...PLAN TO BROADCAST GAME: The game will be broadcast from a Los Angeles station at
2 o'clock, Pacific standard time, which is 4 o'clock in Wisconsin. The weather recently has been very wet, although it cleared up sufficiently today to permit the lively practice session. Coach Lambeau is using many new plays, and the crowd watching the practice was vigorous in applauding their execution. Mrs. Lavern Dilweg is traveling with her husband. Harold (Red) Grange, the Chicago Bears' halfback, continues to practice with the team. He will receive a percentage of the gate in Sunday's game. There are no injuries, and the boys are taking the severe workouts seriously. The Packers should win by 14 points.
GRANGE'S LAST GAME
JAN 27 (Los Angeles) - Harold (Red) Grange says he will end his football playing career after a game as a member of the professional Green Bay Packers against Ernie Pickert's All-Stars here Sunday. The former University of Illinois halfback has played professional football since his collegiate career ended. Pinckert, former University of Southern California halfback, has formed a team composed mostly for former Trojan gridsters.
ERNIE PINCKERT'S ALL STARS PRIMED FOR SUNDAY'S GAME
JAN 28 (San Francisco) - Apparently never more anxious to win,. the Green Bay Packers ended their practice sessions today in preparation for their important game with Ernie Pinckert's U.S.C. All-Stars, which will be played at Wrigley field here Sunday afternoon. Pickert's All-Star team is just that, including a variety of well-known names, headed by the redoubtable Ernie himself, and including Ernie Smith, all-America Trojan tackle...EXPECT MOVIE STARS: Despite the impressive appearance of the opposition, the Packers are looking for a victory. The kickoff has been set for 2 o'clock p.m., Pacific standard time. Much publicity has been given the game in Los Angeles and Hollywood papers, and a large delegation of motion picture stars is expected. If weather conditions are less soggy than during the past week, the crowd is expected to reach into the twenty thousands. Harold (Red) Grange, Packer halfback, who had trouble getting underway in the game with Ernie Nevers' team last Sunday, has displayed plenty of punch in practice. The Chicago Bears' ace has already announced that tomorrow's contest will wind up his career of football playing...APSIT, SAUNDERS PLAY: Two former Packers, Marger Aspit and Russ Saunders, will appear with Pinckert's team. Both are well versed in the Packer style of play, and are anxious to help upset their old mates. Future plans of the Green Bay team remain indefinite, but it is expected that some important announcements will be made after the game Sunday.
BLAST OF PUBLICITY GIVEN PACKERS IN SAN FRANCISCO
JAN 30 (Green Bay) - A blast of publicity greeted the Green Bay Packers as they arrived in San Francisco from Hawaii, in preparation for their game with Ernie Nevers' All Stars, newspapers received today from the Pacific coast city reveal. Coach E.L. Lambeau was interviewed extensively, and wisely forecast plenty of trouble from Nevers' squad, while stating that the Packers, in his opinion, represented the world's greatest collection of football talent. Prescott Sullivan of the San Francisco Chronicle admitted he was impressed with the appearance of the team. He said: "The team that "can beat U.S.C. by four touchdowns arrived in San Francisco yesterday. The quotations belong to Earl (Curly) Lambeau and the reputation belongs to the Green Bay Packers...Lambeau has been in a professional football since the organization of the Green Bay Packers in 1919, a year after which he left Notre Dame, where he was for a season a teammate of Clipper Smith, Hunk Anderson and the immortal George Gipp...WON TEN GAMES: During the season just closed the Packers won ten games, lost three and tied one, and under a more equable scoring system would have won the title for a fourth consecutive time. The crown, however, was given to Red Grange's Chicago Bears, who won six, tied six and lost but one. Asked what his team would do against U.S.C's unbeaten Trojans, Lambeau had the answer in a flash: 'Three touchdowns at least, more probably four - we'd be too big, too smart and too good for them.' Them's strong words, partner, but Lambeau refused, to smile when he speaks them. And here's why: A line that averages 220 pounds from end to end. A backfield that averages anywhere 193 to 202 pounds, depending on what combination is used. A squad whose football experience in fast company averages approximately seven years to the man. A team that doesn't have to worry about anyone circling its ends - that just isn't done in pro football. The boys know too much...But the curly-haired coach of the Packers does have a wholesome regard for Ernie Nevers' All-Stars. Upon his arrival in town the first thing Lambeau did was to take a look at the Nevers' squad list. In a monotone he droned off the names of Nevers, Pinckert, Musick, Ebding, McNally, McKallip, Kiesling, Edward, Hein and the rest of the gang. Then Mr. Lambeau exploded: 'My gosh, that's the greatest array of talent I've ever seen under one tent. No club in the professional league could afford to pack a gang like that. There's too many big money men among them.' The Packers settled down to active practice this morning. Lambeau's problem is one of conditioning his men after a trans-Pacific trip and is also one of working Red Grange into his backfield combination...CAN'T CRY FOR COACH: Somehow I can't cry for a coach whose main worry is Red Grange and what to do with him." The San Francisco Examiner carried a three column cut of Lambeau, Grange and Mayor Angelo Rossi, the former two shaking hands. The caption read, 'We'll get Ernie, eh pal?'" In his sports column, Curley Grieve of the Examiner dealt historically with Johnny Blood, citing several of the familiar legends which have grown up about the Vagabond Halfback. He described the size and strength of the Packer team, saying in part: "The Packers are not sophomores in experience or appearance. Most of them have had one to eleven years' experience in professional football and some have established themselves in other walks of life...They are wise in the ways of football, these veterans, and they play the game to win...Lambeau rates Hinkle the greatest of today as a defensive fullback, Blood the greatest pass receiver, and Verne Lewellen, Nebraska, the greatest punter. Combined with Blood, Lambeau added he thought Nevers the greatest all-around pro player. But they likewise doff their hats to the Packers' mighty tackle, Cal Hubbard, a giant in stature. Hubbard, scheduled to arrive today, is six feet four inches tall and weighs 275 pounds."
RAIN CAUSES DELAY IN PACKER GAME ON LOS ANGELES FIELD
JAN 30 (Los Angeles) - A steady rainfall that made Wrigley field unplayable yesterday caused the postponement until next Saturday of the football game between the Green Bay Packers of the NFL and a picked team led by Ernie Pinkcert, former University of California star, which was to have been played yesterday.
EXTRA POINT FACES ATTACK AT PRO MEET
JAN 31 (Columbus, OH) - The point after touchdown and the huddle may be abolished from professional football when officials of the NFL meet in February, Joseph F. Carr, league president, announced today. A special meeting of National league will be called by Carr for discussion of proposed rule changes, which professional football leaders believe will make the game faster and more interesting...PROVIDE FOR PLAYOFF: Other proposed changes in the professional game provide for a playoff in case of a tie score, and for moving the goal posts from the end line to the goal line to encourage goals from the field. Carr said that several club owners had suggested an added 10-minute period in case of a tie at the end of the regular playing time. Another plan for ending a deadlock calls for giving the ball to each team for a specified number of plays until one team scores. Coaches and owners of National league clubs have objected to the point after touchdown on the ground that it often is unfair to one of two unevenly teams. For instance, Carr pointed out, the wind or weather might give one team a distinct advantage in making the extra point...SPEED UP GAME: Abandonment of the huddle has been proposed because "timing shows that 10 to 20 seconds are lost in each huddle." It is simply a measure to speed up the game, Carr said. The personnel of the National league will remain unchanged next fall, according to Carr.
CONGRATULATE PACKER TEAM, LYNCH REQUESTS BADGER LEGISLATURE
FEB 1 (Madison) - The Wisconsin legislature will be asked to take official notice of the exploits of the Green Bay Packers, professional football team. A joint resolution, offered yesterday by Assemblyman Robert Lynch (D.), Green Bay, declares that the team's record of the past few years is without parallel and suggests that congratulations be extended to the team, Coach E.L. Lambeau, members of the Football corporation, not only because of their achievements, but because of their "demonstration of manly qualities, worthwhile in the contest of the life."
PACKERS PLAN GAME SATURDAY AGAINST PINCKERT'S ELEVEN
FEB 2 (Los Angeles by Johnny Blood) - The Green Bay Packers will wind up their extended football campaign, which has lasted more than five months and has carried them from the eastern boundary of the United States to the middle of the Pacific ocean, against Ernie Pinckert's U.S.C. All-Stars at Wrigley field here, probably Saturday afternoon. The date has been made indefinite to permit possible postponement until Sunday afternoon, provided "Sunny California" suffers additional precipitation similar to that experienced last Sunday, when one inch of rain fell in this area...BUILD UP PUBLICITY: The postponement is working out to the benefit of the Packers, as it makes possible a bigger publicity buildup for the final game. All sport writers are commenting favorably on the workouts the Packers have been taking and the visitors are expected to give Pinckert's strong team a hard battle. August
(Mike) Michalske and F.L. (Jugger) Earpe left here Sunday night, headed for Green Bay, and three hours later a telegram arrived for Jug, telling him that he is the father of a baby girl. Coach E.L. Lambeau lunched this noon with George Lee, scenarist who wrote the scripts for the films "Little Caesar" and "Seventh Thousand Witnesses". The two conferred concerning a possible scenario on pro foootball, using the postgraduate game as a background, and utilizing Lambeau as football director. Some of the Packer players also would be included in the picture...SQUAD TO BREAK UP: The boys are attending luncheons, fights and theater shows at no cost to themselves, as a means of advertising Saturday's game. No additional contests have been scheduled, so it is safe to assume that the squad will break up definitely over the coming weekend. Roger Grove, Wuert Englemann, Lavern Dilweg, Hurdis McCrary, Red Bultman and Hank Bruder will return directly to Green Bay. I am going back to Honolulu, and the rest of the boys will head for their homes in various parts of the country.
MICHALSKE, EARPE BACK AFTER FOOTBALL TOUR
FEB 3 (Green Bay) - Two veteran linemen of the Green Bay Packers, representing the vanguard of the returning professional football team which has played together as a unit since early last September, expressed approval and enthusiasm toward the recent Hawaiian trip, but stated that the players in general will be glad to break up and call it a season. August (Mike) Michalske, 802 E. Mason-st., and F.L. (Jugger) Earpe, 1109 S. Roosevelt-st., are getting their first real taste of winter weather after participating in the Packer tour to Honolulu and the Pacific coast area, which involved the playing of three football games during the past five weeks...EARPE MISSES TELEGRAM: Earpe returned Wednesday night to find himself the father of a baby girl, born Sunday at Green Bay, but he very nearly was the last person in the state to hear about it. A telegram carrying the news arrived at the Packers' Los Angeles hotel headquarters a few hours after Earpe left Sunday night. Johnny Blood opened the telegram Monday morning and later that day, as Earpe traveled eastward on a train neat Yuma, Arizona, he received Blood's congratulatory telegram. Michalske and Earpe left for Wisconsin as soon as it became apparent that last Sunday's scheduled game against Ernie Pinckert's All-Stars would not be played. Rain forced postponement until this Saturday or Sunday, and Michalske ventured the opinion last night that the game will be played regardless of weather conditions...NOT ENOUGH TIME: "I expect to see Red Grange do a lot better work for the Packers in this last game," Michalske stated. "He barely had time to work in with our backfield before the San Francisco game, and consequently was not familiar with the Packers' signals and plays. He has been looking better at every practice since, and should make a great appearance this weekend. The squad is in fine shape, physically, but some of the boys are getting lonesome and will appreciate the chance to break up for the season. The Hawaiian trip was wonderful, and all the boys seemed to enjoy themselves a lot."
LAMBEAU AND DILWEG TELL OF HAWAIIAN ISLAND TRIP
FEB 21 (Green Bay) - Memories of the "island of dreams" were recalled by Coach E.L. Lambeau and LaVern Dilweg, of the Green Bay Packer football team, in word pictures of the Hawaiian islands, for entertainment of Lions club members at their noon luncheon meeting at the Beaumont hotel here Monday. The speakers related many amusing incidents and interesting facts about their trip to the islands where the Packers won two games of the Christmas and New Year's holidays. They touched briefly on Hawaiian industry and beauties of the far western islands, and went into more detail on phases of the football game players here. Despite popular belief that the Packers could have won the first game with the Kams by three or more touchdowns, it was all the Packers could do to come out on top, Coach Lambeau said. He explained how the boys were given one of the hardest fights of their lives by the fast, shifty Hawaiian players who handled as they would a baseball...LIGHT AND FAST: "The Hawaiians were light and could not stand up against our bruising line play," he said, "but they showed us a few tricks in forward passing and running. There were several players on that squad, who, once they got out in the open were impossible to catch, and we have some mighty fast runners on our club." The coach also told of the wonderful treatment accorded all members of the squad for the fine manner in which they conducted themselves. Dilweg described the life on the colorful islands, and told of the natives' inborn love for music and sport. Between surfboat riding and singing, the Hawaiian has little time for work, he said...PLACE OF ENCHANTMENT: "The islands are a place of enchantment," Dilweg pointed out. "There is something romantic and colorful that grips you the moment you come within the sight of land. The marvelous beach with its picturesque background of palm trees and other tropical growth as it is viewed when the ship approaches the harbor is one of beauty that is hard to describe. When we left the islands it was with a feeling of deep regret. It was with the sense that we were losing something that never could be found again. There was a lump in our throats as we saw that marvelous playground fading into the distance. It was the most perfect trip that could be imagined."
LAMBEAU LEAVES FOR PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE MEET AT PITTSBURGH
FEB 24 (Green Bay) - Coach Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers left today for Pittsburgh to attend a special meeting called by President Joseph F. Carr, of the National league to discuss and act on proposed changes in the playing code for the professional circuit. Some of the National league coaches favor changes in the playing code, while others believe that it should be left as it is, the coach said. The proposal to change the present system of ranking teams to decide the championship also is expected to be the subject of discussion and action. It has been advocated by many followers and directors of the National league that the present method of figuring games as no games played be discontinued and some other method be adopted. Many directors believe that the plan to figure tie games as one-half game won and one-half game lost is the most fair and will support it, the coach said. The sessions will begin at Pittsburgh Saturday and continue through Sunday.
JESSE QUATSE IS SIGNED FOR PACKER ELEVEN
FEB 27 (Chicago) - Jesse Quatse, all-American tackle at the University of Pittsburgh in 1931, signed his name to a contract Sunday to play with the Green Bay Packers, E.L (Curly) Lambeau announced here this morning upon his arrival from a special meeting of the NFL at Pittsburgh Saturday and Sunday. Quatse, who weighs 215 pounds, is five feet eleven inches tall and fast. He is considered a find, all the clubs being after him. Bill Kern, assistant coach at the University of Pittsburgh and former Packer tackle, was instrumental in getting Quatse's name on a Packer contract...GLAD TO JOIN PACKERS: Coach Lambeau is enthusiastic about Quatse and believes that he will greatly strengthen the Green Bay team's forward wall. Still in school at the Pittsburgh "U", he is taking a dentistry course and will graduate in June. He wants to play pro football for several years, not because he needs the money, but because he likes the game. Quatse's eligibility ceases in 1931, but he stayed in school to finish some extra work in the dentistry department. Kern told Lambeau Quatse was the best tackle that had played with Pittsburgh in years, and predicts that he should go good the first year. After Quatse had signed his contract, he said he was glad to play with Green Bay. "From what I hear," he said, "the boys on the Packer team like to win. They play hard every minute and that's the kind of team I want to play with. I like the game and I believe that by playing with Green Bay I'll have the best opportunity to show what I can do."...RULE CHANGES TO HELP: Lambeau believes that the rule changes adopted will result in a much more spectacular game and give the fans many more thrills. "The new rule on forward passes, which will now permit a passer to throw the ball from any place behind the line of scrimmage, will greatly improve the game," he declared. "Now it will be possible to work out many more plays, and it will add to the effectiveness of many of our present plays, particularly the spinners. Under the new rules it will be possible for our quarterback to receive the ball from center and forward pass in to our ends and backfield men from any position back of the line. The new rules are made to order for the Packers. The Green Bay team has been playing touch ball every week during the season and I expect to see our men take to the new rules like a duck to water, and the fans can rest assured that the ball will be in the air most of the time. We can put in many more plays, plays that will add much to the game and give the fans a greater thrill. Teams inclined to use the open style of play will prove more sensational this season than the clubs that have been playing a more conservative game."...LAMBEAU ON COMMITTEE: "The goal posts have been moved up to the line of scrimmage and this will be an incentive to the clubs to try for more field goals. Furthermore, the fans will now know when the goal line has been crossed. This new rule will also make it easier to take the extra point after touchdown." Lambeau and George Halas of the Chicago Bears were appointed to a committee to word the new rules to be presented at the July meeting in Chicago. A new scoring system was discussed by the magnates and a definite policy will be mapped out between now and next July, when no doubt some plan will be adopted. If all clubs could play an equal number of games undoubtedly the league may decide to have a win count as two points and a tie game one point. If this system is used a tie game will count as a win and also as a loss or some arrangement made.
ADOPT TEN YARD RULE
FEB 27 (Pittsburgh) - Rule changes designed to pep up the game were made yesterday by the NFL. Club owners made the forward pass legal from any point behind the line of scrimmage and moved the goal posts up to the goal line in an effort to increase thrills and reduce the number of tie games. Joe F. Carr, president of the league, predicted these changes will make the game more spectacular and put the "foot" back in football by encouraging kicking...BALANCE OFFENSE, DEFENSE: The owners agreed that steps should be taken to balance the offense and defense to make the game more exciting for the spectator. The collegiate "ten yard rule", making it permissible to move the ball in ten yards whenever it is in play within ten yards from the sidelines, also was approved. The 25-yard penalty for clipping was retained. Carr said the clipping rule is enforced rigidly in pro football, regardless of the heavy penalty. The college fumble rule, prohibiting defensive men from recovering fumbles, was retained...DRAWS UP SCHEDULE: Carr was empowered to draw up a schedule and submit it in Chicago in July. Applications for membership were received from Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Cleveland. The Pennsylvania bids were made contingent upon the repeal of the state's Sunday "blue" laws. Under the league's constitution, the circuit may have as many as 12 clubs. The directors will act on the applications later. The circuit now has eight teams - Boston, Brooklyn, New York, Staten Island, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Green Bay and Portsmouth.
W.J. BENT TESTIFIES IN SUIT FOR DAMAGES
FEB 28 (Green Bay) - Willard J. Bent's suit against the Green Bay Football corporation, for injuries allegedly received when he fell from the bleachers at a Packer game, went to the jury early this afternoon, after being on trial for an entire week. Bent testified that he was sitting on the top row of seats when he, with others, rose to his feet to watch an exciting play. Someone in rising dislodged the plank, he said, and in attempting to resume his place he fell several feet to the ground, landing on a stump, and receiving injuries to his back which he claims have permanently disabled him. Argument devolved chiefly around the extent and nature of Bent's injuries, and whether the construction of the bleachers caused them to be a "safe place" within the meaning of the statute governing the liability of the football corporation to provide such a place.
BENT WINS $4,989 DAMAGES FOR FALL AT FOOTBALL GAME
MAR 1 (Green Bay) - Willard J. Bent, Green Bay, was awarded damages totaling $4,989.75 by a Circuit court jury last evening in his suit against the Green Bay Football corporation, for injuries received at a Packer game in the fall of 1931. The total award was $5,544.10, but this was decreased ten percent because of the plaintiff's contributory negligence. The case consumed an entire week. Bent fell from the top row of bleachers, it was testified, landing on a stump below, and receiving injuries to his back which he claims have permanently disabled him. The crowd had risen to watch an exciting play, and the top plank of the bleachers had been dislodged, according to the testimony, so that when Bent attempted to resume his seat, without looking, he fell to the ground. There was considerable expert testimony on the nature of Bent's injuries, and as to whether the bleachers constituted a "safe place". The jury found that they did not. The award to Bent consisted of $729.14 for hospital, medicine and doctor bills, $4,575 for loss of wages, and $200 for pain and suffering, all subject to the 10 percent reduction.
LAMBEAU PRAISES WELCOME GIVEN TO TEAM ON ISLANDS
MAR 3 (Green Bay) - "You may talk about your southern hospitality, but for me there is nothing like Hawaiian hospitality," declared E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, in a talk at the weekly noon luncheon meeting of the Rotary club in the Attic room of the Beaumont hotel Thursday. The Packer coach, recently returned from a "glorious trip" to the sunny island possessions of the United States, described his sojourn there in terms of satisfaction for the splendid welcome accorded the entire Packer organization in Honolulu. A sort of pig festival was one of the most interesting, as well as one of the strangest things he witnessed there, he said...EAT WITH HANDS: Cut and dressed to suit the demands of the guests at the dinner table, the pig is first well cleaned, then filled with hot pebbles. When the pebbles are stuffed into its body, the pig is dressed in ti leaves, placed into a hole in the ground, covered with dirt and left there until supper time. All diners sit on the ground or floor, as the case may be, Lambeau said. Oriental influences are much in evidence, for all the eating is done entirely by hand. Lambeau noted the excellent entertainment given "the boys" during their time on the islands. He said the caliber of the Hawaiian football players surprised him. They were really good, and with adequate coaching and sufficiently keen competition, could unquestionably make a very creditable showing against any American team. Swimming, running along the beach, and keeping out of doors the year round accounts for the splendid health enjoyed by the islanders. The speaker said that rarely had he seen such strong and healthy bodies...PROMOTERS MADE MONEY: To the Hawaiian promoters of these games, the Packer trip was a financial success, said Lambeau. He said about $7,000 was realized by the sponsors of the Packer-Hawaiian games. As the time for saying farewell to these delightful islands approached, it was only by retaining ship tickets and refusing funds that he could induce some of the Packers to pack up and leave with the rest. They were enjoying themselves too well and did not want to depart from the isles, said Lambeau, and the Packer coach himself confessed that he would just as soon have stayed "a little while longer."
PACKER GRID STAR CRITICALLY ILL AS RESULT OF APPENDIX
MAR 9 (Green Bay) - Verne C. Lewellen, former Brown County District Attorney and left halfback on the Green Bay Packers football team for the last nine seasons, is critically ill in a hospital here following an appendix operation Tuesday night. The appendix burst about 24 hours before the operation and physicians today held little hope for his recovery. Lewellen, captain of the 1923 University of Nebraska football team, was regarded as the greatest punter that the game has ever produced.
LEWELLEN SERIOUSLY ILL IN HOSPITAL
MAR 10 (Green Bay) - Slight improvement today was noted in the condition of Verne C. Lewellen, former Brown County District Attorney and for nine years star halfback of the Green Bay Packers, who is critically ill at a hospital here. Lewellen was operated upon for appendicitis, and for a time little hope was held for his recovery.
PINCKERT TRADED TO GREEN BAY PACKERS BY BOSTON ELEVEN
APR 8 (Green Bay) - Ernie Pinckert, former University of Southern California All-American halfback, has been secured in a trade by the Green Bay Packer football club, it was announced today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Under terms of the trade Pinckert will come here in exchange for Tom Nash, veteran end from Georgia who has been with the Packers five years, the coach said. If Nash refuses to go to Boston, the Packers will have the option of giving Boston one of two other ends of their club in exchange for Pinckert. If Pinckert does not come to salary terms with Green Bay or Boston does not complete negotiations with the man received from the Packers, the players will revert back to their original owners...MAY BE TRADED: There is a possibility that the Packers may use Pinckert as trading material, the coach said. The club needs tackles more than backfield men and if one or two good tackles could be secured in exchange for the star halfback, he might be traded. Pinckert was the first blocking halfback to win unanimous selection as an All-American. He was a member of such mythical teams of 1930 and 1931. The former Trojan star also was the first blocking halfback Coach Howard Jones ever permitted to carry the ball...PROPOSE MILWAUKEE TILT: Last year was his first season in professional company. He turned in several good performances with Boston, but never quite hit the stride displayed in college games. In discussing plans for the 1933 season today, Coach Lambeau announced that one regular National league game will probably be played in Milwaukee. There has been a constant demand for a Milwaukee game and as fans of that city support the team at games at Green Bay, the club officials believe it would be a good plan to stage a game there. Although not definitely set, the contest probably would be in October against an eastern club, with the New York Giants the most likely opponent.
PINCKERT IS DELIGHTED
APR 8 (Los Angeles) - Ernie Pinckert, former Trojan All-American, expressed satisfaction and delight today when informed that the trade that would send him to Green Bay had been made. "I was asked recently if I would like to play at Green Bay by George Marshall, president of the Boston club," Pinckert said, "and readily consented to the trade as it would team me with an old schoolmate, Nate Barrager, former Trojan center, and I believe I could turn in some great football for the Wisconsin team. Adding power to the deceptive and aerial attack of the Packers should regain championship honors," he added. "I would be delighted to perform with the club."
RONZANI HAS MANY OFFERS AS GRIDDER
APR 13 (Milwaukee) - Eugene (Tuffy) Ronzani, Marquette University's three sport athlete, has turned down an opportunity to visit Italy next month for a football demonstration before Premier Mussolini, friends said today. The team will be composed of players of Italian parentage. Ronzani has offers to play professional football all next fall with the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears and the New York Giants but it is believed he will stay in school to finish his law course.
APR 25 (South Bend, IN) - Norman Greeney, varsity guard for Notre Dame three seasons, has signed to play professional football for the Green Bay Packers next fall, he said here today. A contract has been tendered to Greeney, but as of 2 o'clock this afternoon, it had not been returned signed to the office of E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Packer team. He was expected to sign, however, and as a South Bend dispatch says that he has accepted the contract, Coach Lambeau expected to receive it in the mail tomorrow.
GREENEY WILL PLAY FOOTBALL IN GREEN BAY
APR 26 (Green Bay) - Norman Greeney, veteran Notre Dame guard of three years, has accepted terms with the Green Bay Packer football team for the 1933 season, E.L. Lambeau, coach and manager, announced today. Greeney announced at South Bend yesterday that he had accepted the contract and today a formal notice of acceptance was received by Coach Lambeau. The guard comes highly recommended by Coach Heartley (Hunk) Anderson of Notre Dame. In a communication to Coach Lambeau, the Notre Dame director predicted a brilliant career for Greeney among the professionals. "Greeney, who played right guard for us last year, will make a fine professional player," Anderson stated. "He is a very good offensive guard and pulled out of the line in fine shape and is a very good blocker. Defensively, he is about as tough as they come. He is about 5 feet, 10 1/2 inches in height and weighs close to 200 pounds. He is the ideal type for the pro league. He is real tough and very seldom gets injured." Greeney's home is in Cleveland. He will spend the summer there and report for practice with Green Bay on Sept. 5, he has notified the Packer coach. The Notre Dame guard is the second new player to be secured by Green Bay to bolster the 1933 team. Ernie Pinckert, former Pacific coast all-American, was secured in a trade with Boston recently. Tom Nash, veteran end, was given the eastern squad in exchange for the halfback. The signed contract of another star guard has been received, Coach Lambeau said but the coach is not at liberty to announce his name until June as he wished to retain his amateur standing. He is a Pacific coast star and was placed on several all-American elevens this year.
HANK BRUDER INJURED IN WILDCAT GAME
MAY 1 (Green Bay) - The injury jinx continues to haunt "Hard Luck Hank" Bruder, Green Bay Packer halfback. Playing in the practice game between the Northwestern eleven and an alumni team at Evanston Saturday, Bruder was hurt in the first play and forced to retire. The Packer halfback bruised his shoulder while making a tackle and was forced to remain out of action the rest of the game. According to Coach Hanley of Northwestern, the injury is not serious and will not handicap him in the professional game. Northwestern's team beat the alumni.
PACKERS WILL BE UP WITH THE LEADERS, SAYS GRANGE
MAY 15 (Green Bay) - Red Grange is in town, and what's more says he wishes he lived here. "I enjoyed being a Packers, the brief spell I was one," the Galloping Ghost said. "I like the spirit that runs through your whole team on and off the field and the spirit I think that runs through this whole place. It's the greatest football town on earth, and you know that rating without my having to say it. I like Hollywood, but I don't know, I think I'd be perfectly satisfied to spend the rest of my days in a town like this - in fact in this town." Asked if his farewell to the game was one of those theatrical farewells which is likely to be repeated each year for several years the most famous of all gridiron heroes said that he really meant to quit. He, however, was not going to be stubborn about if and if properly approached with a likeable contract he could be induced to put off his farewell and to romp along the chalk lines again. If that happened it will have to be in a Chicago Bears uniform. Grange admitted he still belonged to the Bears even if he quit the game and retired...GIVES HERBER RATING: Among other things, the Red Head said, "The 1933 championship will in my opinion go to New York, Chicago or Green Bay. That's the cream of the league. The Bears will have to get a couple of really good tackles if they are to be the best of the teams. But they'll be up there one, two or three, with the Packers and the Giants occupying the other two places on the top." Grange said that Arnold Herber was one of the three best passers in football history, at least one of the three best he had ever seen. The other two he said were Benny Friedman and Bull Doehring. He also said that the Packers had the "best young backfield in the league. Herber, Bruder, Hinkle and Grove are good for another five years and what a combination that it. That's the sweetest backfield - young backfield - you'll see in action any place." Grange was with Earl Taylor, Mildred Harris (Chaplin) and many other show folks with whom he is being starred in Taylor's "Vanities" which is playing a two day engagement at the Fox...LIKES EVERYBODY HERE: The former Mrs. Charlie Chaplin said, "Red's the official traveling cheerleader for Green Bay. What he has said to you is mild to what I have heard him say at other times about this city. He just seems to like everything about everybody here and he misses no opportunity to put in a good word for the city and his friends here. He has me pretty well sold, and if I just couldn't live in Hollywood anymore than I think I could have a lot of fun living here. I don't care particularly for the big cities."
MONNETT, MICHIGAN STATE STAR, SIGNED TO PLAY WITH BAYS
JUN 9 (Green Bay) - Robert Monnett, regarded as one of the outstanding college backfield performers in the country the past two years, of Michigan State, was signed to play with the Green bay Packers, it was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Monnett's signed contract was received by the Packer coach and captain here this morning. The former Michigan State star, who graduated with honors from Michigan State this week, was sought by nearly every team in the National league, according to Coach Lambeau, but decided to play with Green Bay because of the influence of James Crowley, former State coach, and Roger Grove, a former teammate who is a member of the Green Bay club...22 YEARS OLD: Monnett is 22 years old, weighs 200 pounds and is six feet tall. He is rated as an excellent open field runner who can pass, block and kick. In 1931 he was the leading scorer of the nation and he comes here highly recommended by Coach Crowley and others who have seen him play. "We are fortunate to get Monnett," Coach Lambeau said. "I think he will be one of the best young prospects we have ever seen in action. He is big, fast and shifty. His open field running is beautiful to watch and he should fit perfectly into the Packer machine. He also is a great blocker and loves the game, which makes for a perfect combination in a backfield man."...HOME IN OHIO: The backfield star's home is at Bucyrus, Ohio. He will report at Green Bay early in September when the Packers begin practice for the 1933 season. Monnett is the third player added to the Packer lineup for the 1933 race. The Packer coach seeks a few more linemen and backfield men to help bolster the squad for the 1933 race. He has been communicating with several prospective players, and expects to complete negotiations within the next few weeks, that will bring outstanding college stars here.
JASKWHICH IS SET TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
JUN 10 (Green Bay) - More power and brains for the Packer backfield were assured today with the announcement that Charles (Chuck) Jaskwhich, Kenosha, first string quarterback of Notre Dame for the past two seasons, has signed a Green Bay contract. "Jaskwhich is rated one of the smartest field generals in the game," commented Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau in making the announcement. "His presence is certain to be felt in the Packer backfield."...PLAYED UNDER ROCKNE: Three years ago Jaskwhich played under Knute Rockne at Notre Dame, alternating with Carideo at quarterback, but for the past two seasons he has served as the Ramblers' regular quarterback. He comes to the Packers highly recommended by Coach Heartly (Hunk) Anderson. Jaskwhich does everything well. His prowess as field general has won national recognition. He is an excellent passer, and blocks and tackles well...WINS SCHOOL MEDAL: In addition to his work on the gridiron at Notre Dame, Jaskwhich excelled scholastically, being voted the Notre Dame medal for excellence in athletics and scholarship. Awarding of the medal is considered one of the highest honors offered at the South Bend school. The new Packer backfield candidate is built along the lines of Joseph (Red) Dunn, Packer star of former years.
RISKS LIFE IN ATTEMPT TO SAVE DROWNING MAN
JUN 23 (Chicago) - A former Notre Dame football player, Alvin Culver, leaped into Lake Michigan early today from the grounds of a Century of Progress exposition in a futile effort to save the life of a man identified as James George Fisher, 25. A card found in one of Fisher's pockets asked that in event of accident or death, J.M. Fisher, Anderson, Ind., be identified. Culver played football with the Green Bay Packers for a short time last year. Culver, a tackle, was released after playing three weeks with the Chicago Bears and signed by the Packers. He was with the team here two weeks but played in only one game before he was released.
SIGN JOSEPH KURTH TO PLAY WITH BAYS
JUN 29 (Green Bay) - Joseph Kurth, regarded as one of the outstanding college linemen of the 1932 college4 season, today was added to the Green Bay Packer roster. A signed contract from the big tackle who for three years played on the Notre Dame varsity was received in the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau this morning. Named on every All-American team chosen last year, Kurth was regarded by critics as the leading linemen in college circles. His work with the Irish varsity was one of the standout performances of many years. It was his third straight season on the team and he was the only regular last year who was a regular varsity performer under the late Knute Rockne, playing for the famous coach in his sophomore years. Big, rangy and fast, Kurth is expected to become one of the best professional performers seen here in many years. He is six feet two inches tall, weighs 215 pounds and loves football. "Kurth was the outstanding performer of the Army-Notre Dame game last year which the Irish won, 21 to 0," Coach Lambeau said today in commenting on the big tackle. "We saw him turn in a game against West Point that was as good as anything we had ever seen before. He was down on punts, impressive on defense and always in the right place at the right time. On offense he often took out his man with a hard, clean block and then went into the secondary to get some other player. He played at top speed all the time and everyone who saw that game was impressed with his ability. Coach Anderson regards Kurth as the best tackle he has ever developed. In a recent communication he predicted that Kurth would be one of the outstanding linemen of the National league next year if he played with Green Bay. I think we are fortunate to get him. He should prove quite an asset to the Packer organization." Kurth was recently married to Virginia Alice Ortlieb, daughter of Mrs. Henry Steenport of Chilton. Since that time he has been connected with a large insurance company, working out of Madison. He is get a three months' leave of absence to play football here this fall and after the season again will make his home at the state capital. The Notre Dame tackle is the third Irish player to sign a Packer contract.
NATIONAL PRO GRID LOOP TO HOLD SESSION
JUL 7 (Green Bay) - Green Bay will be represented at the annual meeting of the NFL at the Congress hotel in Chicago tomorrow and Sunday by E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Packer club. Officers will be elected, action taken on applications for franchises in the circuit, and the 1933 schedule will be drafted at the session, according to Coach Lambeau. All eight clubs that were in the league last year are expected to be in the fold again, the coach said. The group includes Stapleton, Boston, Portsmouth, New York, Brooklyn, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay. Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Providence are expected to apply for admission into the circuit, the coach indicated before he left for the Windy City today. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh's applications were tentatively accepted by the league's executive committee, but must be approved by other officers. Joseph Carr, Columbus, is president of the league and Carl D. Storck, treasurer.
JUL 7 (Cincinnati) - Officials of Cincinnati's new entry in the NFL were in Chicago today for the league's schedule meeting and to consider applicants for the team's managership. Dr. M. Scott Kearns, team president, said several players will be signed. Those mentioned for the coaching berth include Noel Workman, former Iowa State college football coach; Larry Wolquist, former Illinois star; A.J. Joley, formerly coach of the Buffalo Bisons; Leroy Andrews of the New York Giants, and Frosty Peters, one-time Illinois player.
DIRECTORS OF GRID CIRCUIT CONVENE TODAY
JUL 8 (Chicago) - Expansion of the NFL into a 10 or 11 club circuit was the most important matter up for discussion at the opening session of the annual meeting today. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are expected to be granted franchises, and it is understood that Philadelphia also will make an effort to join the league which operated with eight teams last year. The officials attending the meeting were Joe Carr, Columbus, president; and Carl Storck, Detroit, vice-president and treasurer; Tim Mara, New York; Benny Friedman and Mart Schenker, Brooklyn; Dan Blaine, Staten Island; George Marshall, Larry Doyle and Lone Star Dietz, Boston; Potsy Clark and Harry Snyder, Portsmouth; Dr. David Jones, Chicago Cardinals; Curly Lambeau, Green Bay; George Halas and Charles Halas and Charles Bidwell, Chicago Bears. Boston announced that its club will be known hereafter as the Redskins instead of the Braves. Election of officers, discussion of rules changes and ratifying of the 1933 schedule are the important matters coming up at the final session tomorrow.
GREEN BAY OFFICERS PRESENT
JUL 8 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Football association was represented at the annual National league meeting in Chicago today by several directors of the Packer organization. Coach E.L. Lambeau left Thursday for the session while Leland Joannes, president, Gerald Clifford, vice-president, and A.B. Turnbull, a member of the board, departed last night. Dr. W.W. Kelly, a member of the league's executive board, left early this morning to be present when the sessions were called at noon today.
GREEN BAY TO PLAY SIX GAMES AT HOME
JUL 10 (Chicago) - Green Bay has drawn the strongest teams of the NFL for its 1933 schedule, with six games to be played at the Green Bay field and at least a like number of foreign ground. The schedule was drafted after a spirited two-day meeting here over the weekend at which several important transactions took place. The most important things accomplished were the alteration of the method of determining the championship, addition of three new teams, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, election of officers, adoption of schedules for some of the teams. Green Bay was the only team able to complete its schedule, others being forced to hold a few dates open to inability to settle disputes and the expected change in Pennsylvania blue laws which allow teams to play Sunday football after Nov. 12...BOSTON HERE SEPT. 17: The Bays will open the season at home on Sept. 17 with Boston furnishing the opposition. On Sept. 24, the Chicago Bears will come here. On October 1, the Giants furnish the opposition at Green Bay and on October 8, Portsmouth comes here. October 15 finds the Pittsburgh club at Green Bay. The following weekend, Oct. 22, the Packers travel to Chicago to meet the Chicago Bears and on Oct. 29 they return to Green Bay to meet Philadelphia. The Eastern trip begins on Nov. 5 with the Packers at the Chicago Cardinal field. On Nov. 12 the team is at Pittsburgh and on Nov. 19 it plays at Boston. The New York Giants are met at the Polo Grounds on Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Day. Nov. 30 is left open but a game is expected to be arranged either with Brooklyn or with Staten Island. On Dec. 3 the team is at Philadelphia and on Dec. 10 a tentative game is scheduled with the Chicago Bears...WILL DIVIDE LEAGUE: A plan similar to the one used by the National Hockey League will be employed by the NFL to decide the championship. The circuit will be divided into two divisions, east and west, with a playoff between the two winners for the title. The eastern section will include New York, Boston, Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and the western section Green Bay, Portsmouth, Cincinnati and Chicago Bears and Cardinals. All games will count in the tabulation of the standings, but the eastern and western teams will be in different brackets, or divisions, and the teams with the best percentage rating in each division will fight for the championship. The plan was opposed by some of the Western clubs, including Green Bay, but after considerable discussion was adopted in the belief that it would help make a better race. No change was made in the present method of figuring tie games as no games played. This was expected to prove one of the points of argument but it brought little comment. Practice will open about September 1, with the first game scheduled for the night of September 13, between the Cardinals and Pittsburgh at Pittsburgh. All games at Pittsburgh and Philadelphia will be weekday night games until after Nov. 12 when the blue laws probably will be repealed. The season will end in mid-December. Each team will play from 10 to 13 games...WRAY WILL COACH: The Philadelphia team will be coached by Lud Wray, former Pennsylvania star and coach, while Jap Dowds, formerly of Washington and Jefferson, will direct the Pittsburgh entrant. Bill Jolley, who coached the Cleveland club in 1930, will handle the Cincinnati eleven. The Chicago Bear club is the only team without a coach. Several applications have been received for the position held by Ralph Jones, who resigned to return to Lake Forest, but George Halas announced that no selection has been made. Staten Island, in the league last year, was permitted to withdraw for one season but must return to the league in 1934 or forfeit its franchise. Joseph F. Carr, Columbus, O., was re-elected president and secretary of the league while Carl Storck, Detroit, was named vice president and treasurer. Members of the executive board named were Dr W.W. Kelly, Green Bay, Harry M. March, New York, and George Halas, Chicago...CARR PREDICTS SUCCESS: Although Portsmouth and Green Bay are the smallest cities represented in the league other clubs were anxious to schedule these teams. In recent years the Packers, three times title holders, have been the best drawing card in the circuit. "Professional football has progressed steadily," President Carr said after the session. "In a decade the helter skelter assortment of teams, several of which could not afford to play at home, has been reduced from 22 to an organization which has financial backing in all of its cities and which not will be big league from start to finish. Professional teams are well coached, practice daily, and offer superlative football at prices less than those charged for college games. These have been factors in the growth of attendance. We confidently expect our greatest season this fall." The league reiterated its rule change of the forward pass which permits a pass to be made from any point behind the line of scrimmage, differing from the college rule which provides that the passer must be five yards back. It also stood by the decision made during the winter to move the goal posts up 10 yards to the end of the field in hopes of restoring the lost art of drop and placekicking for field goals.
RETURN TO GREEN BAY
JUL 10 (Green Bay) - Representatives of the Green Bay Packer Football corporation at the Chicago meeting of the National league returned to Green Bay today and expressed satisfaction with the schedule adopted for the local club. The club was represented by Coach E.L. Lambeau, President Leland V. Joannes, Gerald Clifford, vice president, and Dr. W.W. Kelly and A.B. Turnbull, members of the board of directors. Coach Lambeau said that he was not in favor of the plan to split the league into two divisions with a playoff at the end, but that the majority favored it, so the change was passed. "The league should be stronger than ever this year," the coach said, "as every club is ready to spend money to put great teams on the field. We still are rated as the team to beat to win the championship, so every club will be gunning for us again this year. We have an attractive schedule as all the teams want to play Green Bay as they realize we are one of the best drawing cards in the circuit."
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
JUL 11 (Green Bay) - The NFL, grown up to a ten-club circuit, will decide its championship by a playoff this year. We wonder if it will prove satisfactory. Splitting the circuit into two divisions, eastern and western brackets, has some advantages, but disadvantages seem to outweigh them. The plan will give both the east and west a team that will be fighting for the championship despite the fact that the western teams may have it all over the east or just the opposite may be true. It should help keep up the interest in the race, and a team may not necessarily be out of the running although defeated in intersectional contests. The unfair part of the plan lies in the fact that one team may go through a ten game schedule undefeated and have the best record in its division. In the other division, a team may win only six games and lose four, to lead its section, and still gain a chance to play the team that won 10 games for the championship. Another disadvantage is that before the championship game can be played it will be late in December. Where can such a game be played that late in the season?...We were disappointed because the National league took no action on the tie game problem that has been a bugaboo for the past several years. There was considerable agitation last year for a change in the percentage reckoning from the present plan of figuring tie games as no games played to a plan that would figure tie games as half-games won and one-half games lost. The present plan cost Green Bay a chance for the championship last year and seems decidedly unfair...Addition of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati to the league looks like a good move. It balances the circuit better than ever before. It is reported that all have considerable financial backing so will be able to put strong teams on the field their first year. Cincinnati and Portsmouth should stir up interest in Ohio, while Philadelphia and Pittsburgh always have been good sport towns and should draw well if the teams play good football. The Philadelphia and Pittsburgh clubs will be handicapped for a time in that the old Pennsylvania Blue laws are still in force and will not be repealed until after Nov. 12. Their state votes on the question of repealing them on that date and is expected to kill the legislation...The Packers probably will play football from September until the middle of February next season. A move is underway to form a Pacific coast winter league with four of the National league teams competing in the circuit, starting the first Sunday in January. The plan has the backing of many prominent Pacific coast sportsmen, we are informed, and is expected to go through. Green Bay, New York Giants, Boston and Chicago Bears would be the team in the circuit. They would be "adopted' by four western cities, probably San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Hollywood and would represent these communities in six contests.
JASKWICH WILL NOT PLAY WITH PACKER ELEVEN
JUL 14 (Kenosha) - Charles Jaskwich, former all-around athlete at Kenosha high school and Notre Dame varsity quarterback for three years, has accepted a position as athletic director at Holy Cross academy, New Orleans, La., and will not play football with the Green Bay Packers this fall. Jaskwich secured written permission from Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers today to be released from his contract to accept the coaching position. Holy Cross is a prep school with an enrollment of 300 boys. He will coach football, basketball and track. The school is located on the Mississippi River just below New Orleans and has a fine athletic stadium, a large gymnasium and established reputation for winning teams in its section. The Kenosha youth was recommended by J. Arthur Haley, business manager of athletics at Notre Dame, and will start work Sept. 7. He is the second Kenoshan to graduate from college this year and land a coaching job. Nelo Pacetti, University of Wisconsin all-around athlete and teammate of Jaskwich in high school, recently signed to teach and coach at West Bend, Wis., high school.
JUL 14 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packer eleven today confirmed the report from Kenosha that Charles Jaskwich, Notre Dame quarterback, had been given permission to secure the Holy Cross coaching position. "We are sorry to lose Jaskwich as we believed he would be a great football player for us," Coach Lambeau said, "but we never stand in a man's way if he can secure a coaching position, so Jaskwich was given permission to withdraw from his contract with us if he could secure the Holy Cross position."
PLANS OUTLINES FOR 1933 GRIDIRON YEAR
JUL 25 (Green Bay) - Leland H. Joannes was re-elected president of the Green Bay Football corporation at a meeting of the board of directors following the annual stockholders' session at the Brown County courthouse supervisors' room here last night. It will be his fourth straight team as president. Other officers also were re-elected. They are: Gerald Clifford, vice president, C. J. O'Connor, treasurer, and George W. Calhoun, secretary. Member of the executive board re-elected are the president and vice-president, A.B. Turnbull, Dr. W.W. Kelly and Charles Mathys. The reelection of the entire board of directors was the final business at the stockholders' session, at which meeting complete reports of last year's business and an outline of plans for the 1933 season were gone into thoroughly. The board members are President Joannes, Messrs. Clifford, Mathys, Turnbull, Calhoun, Dr. Kelly, C.M. Berard, Ed Schuster, L.P. Ziebell, Ed Schweger, Lewis E. Peal, J.H. Golden, Marcel Lambeau, Ralph H. Drum and H.J. Bero. An audited financial statement was read by Treasurer O'Connor, summarizing in detail the expenses and expenditures for the 1932 season. The report was approved unanimously after it had provided interesting data for stockholders...EXPENSES ARE CUT: "Although we were able to cut expenses considerably during the 1932 season, reducing them approximately $26,000 from the amount it cost to operate in 1931, bad weather at home and general conditions resulted in a loss for the season of approximately $6,000," said President Joannes in commenting on the financial report. "However, with one of the finest schedules ever drafted for the 1933 season, and with prospects of another great football team, we believe, given a break in the weather, this deficit will be wiped out this year, or reduced considerably." Clifford discussed the annual National league meeting in Chicago and revealed that other clubs in the league all sought games with the Packers. The Brooklyn delegation had threatened to quit the circuit if they were unable to book the Green Bay on their own field and Philadelphia issued an ultimatum that unless a game with Green Bay could be arranged, the club would not enter the circuit, he said...DR. KELLY SPEAKS: Dr. Kelly, who is also a member of the three-man executive board of the National league, also
spoke about the Packers' popularity with other clubs. He explained that the Green Bay eleven is the best drawing card in professional circuit and executives and players alike rank Green Bay as one of the leading cities in the country. The 1933 schedule was discussed thoroughly and Coach Lambeau predicted a successful year, both on the field and financially, unless unforeseen circumstances crop out. Several new elevens will be seen here this fall and one of the high spots of the year will be the opening league game on Sunday, September 17, with the Boston Redskins, the coach said. This club never has played in Green Bay and is expected to be one of the strongest in the country. The team will be coached by "Lone Star" Dietz, one of the nation's outstanding football leaders, Coach Lambeau said, and C.J. Marshall, a wealthy eastern sportsman, has given Dietz orders to produce a winner at any cost. The club now has more than 30 former college stars under contract and many of this group were given All-American rating last year...EXPECTS 26 MEN: "We intend to have 26 or 28 players at the start of the year," the coach continued. "This squad will have to be cut to 22 after the third contest to conform with a league ruling. Some of our best men of last year will be back again and we will add a number of players who were outstanding in college circles last year. We believe another good club will represent this city. We have issued orders to players to report for practice on Tuesday, Sept. 5. However, players who make their home here probably will begin work several weeks before that time. This year, instead of playing a non-league club as a preliminary to the National circuit season, we plan to split the squad into two groups with veterans on one squad and new men on another, and stage a practice game. We believe it will afford a good opportunity to see what new men can do in competition with veterans. It is our plan to stage this attraction with admission at bargain prices. It should provide better football than than would be witnessed if some non-league club was brought here."...DISCUSS TICKET SALE: The season ticket sales' campaign was discussed briefly and President Joannes called upon all directors to stretch their quota this year. Vice President Clifford will be in charge of the drive again and every effort will be made to have ticket solicitors visit all communities within a 75 mile radius of Green Bay. E.A. Spachmann, who will handle the program advertising and ticket disbursements, will undertake to provide a better and bigger program than ever before. The stockholders' meeting was adjourned to Aug. 21, at which time final plans for the 1933 season will be completed.
ROGER GROVE TURNS IN HIS 1933 CONTRACT
AUG 1 (Green Bay) - The signed contract of Roger Grove, veteran quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, has been received by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, he announced today. Grove is the fifth Packer to turn in his contract...POPULAR WITH FANS: The coming season will be Grove's third with the Packers. He plays at the quarter position and has been consistently popular with the Packer fans. Roger is a shifty man on his feet, looks great running back punts and is a heady field general. He gives the impression of trying hard at every stage of the game. Grove graduated from Michigan State two years ago and joined the Packers immediately upon recommendation of Jim Crowley, then coach at the Spartan institution. Because of his speed and elusiveness, he can play at either halfback position when needed...LED SPARTAN TEAM: The veteran quarterback sports No. 11 on his playing jersey and weighs 180 pounds. He played three years of varsity football at Michigan State, captaining the team his last season. Grove probably will see considerable action in the Packer backfield with Monnett, another Michigan State flash, who was getting his varsity career underway when Grove was preparing to leave the Michigan school. These are the only two Packer backfield men whose 1933 contracts have been announced, although a deal is hanging fire with Ernie Pinckert, Southern California backfield ace, who played last year with Boston and who may come to Green Bay in a deal involving Tom Nash, veteran Packer end, probably satisfactory salary arrangements can be made.
STAR WINGMAN SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUG 2 (Green Bay) - The first of what is expected to be a powerful group of ends for the Green Bay Packers' 1933 football machine was assured today with the announcement by Coach E.L. Lambeau that Alfred (Bigum) Rose, 215-pound wingman, has turned in his contract for the approaching season. With Rose in the fold, the growing Packer squad includes six men...RATED GREAT WINGMAN: Rose will start his second season with Green Bay, when Coach Lambeau calls his first practice session on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The big end is a hard worker and is rated one of the best wingmen ever developed at the University of Texas. Powerful on offense and defense, he rates well as a pass receiver and probably will be seen in many forward pass plays during the coming season. Rose played three years of varsity ball at Texas before seeing varsity ball at Texas before seeing service with the Providence Steamrollers. He joined the Packers last season and immediately won a regular berth. Rose is tall and rangy and a powerful looking man on the field. ..SEEK OTHER ENDS: Al is the first end whose contract has been announced, although several others will be included on the squad before the opening of the practice period. Rose has been in Green Bay ever since the Packers returned from their Honolulu trip last winter, and in recent months has been employed as lifeguard at the Resthaven quarry, Duck Creek. He is as brown as a berry and in the pink of condition.
ENGLEMANN TO PLAY AGAIN FOR PACKER SQUAD
AUG 3 (Green Bay) - One of the fastest backs on the 1932 Packer professional football squad, Wuert Englemann, has signed his contract for the coming season, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. With Englemann back in the fold, the growing Packer squad totals seven players...HARD TO BRING DOWN: Englemann's gridiron nickname is "The South Dakota Jackrabbit", given him by Packer fans because of his hard running tactics and elusive offensive play. His specialty is skirting the ends, and once he gets into the open he is considered an exceptionally hard man to bring down. Wuert scales 195 pounds, and played three years of varsity football at South Dakota, captaining the team one season. The 1933 season will be his fourth with the Packers. He has seen service, along with several other Packers, as lifeguard at Resthaven quarry this summer, and is tanned and ready to start hefty training. Packer fans will remember the Providence-Green Bay game of 1931, when Englemann dashed across for three touchdowns within the first few minutes of play. The Packers finally won the contest, 48 to 20, but it was Wuert's sensational play which the fans discussed on their way home from City stadium. Englemann will be ready to report with the opening of practice sessions Tuesday, Sept. 5.
1933 CONTRACT IS TURNED IN BY GANTENBEIN
AUG 4 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, the only Wisconsin varsity football player to hold a job with the Green Bay Packers for several years, will return to aid the Bays in the 1933 championship quest, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today in confirming the signing of Gantenbein's contract. Eight Packers have now signed definitely...THIRD WITH PACKERS: Gantenbein's term of service with the Packers - this will be his third year - has been a round of consistent defensive and hard driving offensive play. He is large and powerful, weighing 210 pounds, and has had plenty of experience while paired with Al Rose, the other end whom the Packers have signed to date. Milt played for three years at the University of Wisconsin, his work being outstanding during a somewhat drab period of football at the Badger school. He captained the team one year and the season after graduation hooked up with the Packers. During his last year in college he was mentioned on several all-western and all-Big Ten mythical teams, and he is one university star who had little trouble breaking directly and successfully into the professional game...LONG TOUCHDOWN RUN: Fans like to talk about Milt's performance in the second Packer-Bear game of 1931, which the Bays won, 6 to 0. Mike Michalske hooked off a pass and started on a long touchdown jaunt, but he was well cornered halfway down the field when Gantenbein dove into the opposition with a beautiful block, making the touchdown possible.
BRUDER SIGNS CONTRACT FOR PACKER TEAM
AUG 5 (Green Bay) - One month from today, on Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Green Bay Packer football squad will start official practice sessions for the upcoming NFL season. To celebrate the occasion, Coach E.L. Lambeau today announced that Henry (Hank) Bruder, popular halfback of the Packers during the past two seasons, again has signed to play with the Bays, thus bringing the 1933 squad roster to nine...NINE ARE SIGNED: Hank Bruder carries about 190 pounds into the game, and is rated as one of professional football's hardest hitting backs. He was dogged by hard luck throughout his three years at Northwestern university, being handicapped by injuries and other ailments, but upon graduation he broke directly into the pro game and made a name for himself immediately. There have been many high spots in Bruder's football career, but the one the fans remember best occurred in the Packer-New York Giant game at New York in 1931. With the Packers trailing, 10 to 7, Bruder led a fourth quarter attack which was climaxed when he caught a pass and ran through Benny Friedman for the touchdown which gave the Bays a 14 to 10 decision...USED AS REGULAR: Although Bruder's work was impressive in 1931, it was last season which saw his greatest work for Green Bay. Used as a regular and highly popular with the fans, he saw a great deal of service. Bruder is another professional star who captained his team in college. Despite his run of tough luck he persists in wearing No. 13 on the back of his jersey. He is a year-around resident of Green Bay, and will be on hand for the opening of the practice session Sept. 5.
AUG 5 (Milwaukee) - Buckets Goldenberg, former University of Wisconsin gridder, announced today he had signed a contract to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers. For the last year he has been a professional wrestler. It is expected that Goldenberg will play in the Packer line, although he may be used as a blocking back.
HUSKY GUARD IS ADDED TO PACKER SQUAD
AUG 7 (Green Bay) - A big, husky guard from the Southwestern Conference, highly recommended, will try out with the Packers as a first year man this season, Coach E.L. Lambeau said today in announcing the signing of Lon Evans, of Texas Christian university, Fort Worth, Tex. Evans is rated as a real prize, and a notable addition to the Packer squad. He is six feet two inches tall, weighs 215 pounds, has made every all-conference team for the past two seasons and was mentioned prominently for all-America. He also won the most valuable trophy offered by his conference...WON CONFERENCE TITLES: Evans' work has been invaluable to Texas Christian during the past three seasons, and was instrumental in giving the school its conference championship last fall. His favorite position is left guard, and he is an expert in pulling out on passes and runs. During all his service with Texas Christian, Evans never has been injured and is used to playing 60 minutes in every game. He likes it best when the going is rough. Several clubs in the National league have been dickering for his services, but he informed Coach Lambeau that he has been anxious for several years to play with the Bays...TENTH ON ROSTER: Evans is the tenth Packers to be signed definitely, although Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Wisconsin star, and Ernie Pinckert of Southern California are on the string.
NOBLE ATKINS SIGNS TO PLAY FOOTBALL HERE
AUG 8 (Green Bay) - One of the greatest offensive center ever developed in the Southwestern conference, Noble Atkins of Texas Christian, will join his teammate, Lon Evans, when the Green Bay Packers start practice Sept. 5. Announcement that Atkins has signed his 1933 contract, his first with the Packers, was made today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Atkins is 24 years old, measures a half inch more than six feet, and scales 210 pounds. He played against Hank Bruder and Milt Gantenbein, now of the Packers, in the East-West game on the Pacific coast in 1930, when the West won, 3 to 0. His sterling play is well remembered by the two veteran Packers...COACHED TWO YEARS: Atkins has coached for the past two seasons at Texas Christian university, Fort Worth, Tex., and this is his first venture into professional football. He captained the university team his senior year. Although his greatest notice came from his offensive work, the Texas veteran also is rated a great man on defense. He received prominent mention on all-conference teams during his entire career at college, and his work is still recalled by Southwestern conference sports writers. He is the eleventh man to sign a Packer contract.
210-POUND END IS LATEST TO JOIN PACKERS
AUG 9 (Green Bay) - Ben Smith, 210-pound wingman of Alabama university's 1932 Crimson Ride, will demonstrate the speed and effectiveness which have won him wide recognition throughout the south as a member of the Green Bay Packers' 1933 squad, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Because of Smith's bulk and height - he measures six feet two inches - the Alabama veteran is expected to make good without difficulty in professional football. He played three years of varsity football at Alabama, was a willing worker at all times and seldom was injured. Smith comes to the Packers highly recommended by Coach Frank Thomas of Alabama U...ONE OF BEST: "He's one of the greatest ends I ever coached," Thomas wrote. "As a matter of fact, insofar as football is concerned, I would rate him a better end than Tom Nash of Georgia." The 210-pounder was a dash man on the Alabama track squad and played varsity basketball. His speed and experience in ball handling gained from these two sports made him a terror on pass receiving and a hard man to bring down in the open field...PLAYS EITHER WING: Smith plays either end and did some point after touchdown kicking for the Crimson Tide. He is the twelfth Packer to sign his 1933 contract.
BUSTER MOTT SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUG 10 (Green Bay) - Another veteran of the Southern conference honor roll, Buster Mott, 195-pound halfback of Georgia University, has signed a contract to play football with the Green Bay Packers this fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Mott's place on the honor roll was won through three years of varsity competition at Georgia, during which he was rated an exceptionally valuable backfield men both offensively and defensively. Coach Harry Mehre and Assistant Coach Rex Enright have recommended Mott highly, Enright's O.K. bearing particular weight because of his previous service with the Packers...NOW PLAYING BASEBALL: Mott is an all-around athlete. He played baseball at Georgia university and at present is playing in the Piedmont league, West Virginia. He measures an even six feet. The new Packers is certain to strengthen the Bays' aerial attack, as he did most of Georgia's passing during his years on the southern team. His outstanding feat during his college days came in the Georgia-N.Y.U. game in 1931, when he ran back the opening kickoff of the second half 94 yards for a touchdown. Georgia won the game, 7 to 5. Mott is the fourteenth Packer to sign his 1933 contract.
BULTMAN SIGNS CONTRACT FOR GRIDIRON YEAR
AUG 11 (Green Bay) - Arthur (Red) Bultman, 199-pound center and one of the few Green Bay gridiron products to play on the Green Bay Packer team in 1932, has signed his second Packer contract, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Except for Coach Lambeau and Arnold Herber, Bultman was the only member of last year's squad who received his gridiron start in Green Bay. He is rated one of the greatest centers turned out of West high school, and he played great ball for Marquette, from which institution he graduated in 1931. Red captained the Golden Avalanche team his senior year...SIGNED WITH BROOKLYN: In the spring of 1931 Bultman was turned loose from the Milwaukee university, and that fall he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He picked plenty of gridiron sense during the season and in 1932 he joined the Packers, playing all that fall for his hometown. Bultman is a splendid team worker and a topnotch center. What he lacks in beef he makes up in aggressiveness, passing the ball accurately and following the oval at all times. Often he gets down the field as fast as the ends. When Barrager was injured in practice before the Giant game in New York last fall, Bultman saw a lot of action, and came through nicely. He played 60 minutes of fast football on a frozen Stapleton field, and aided the Packers materially in snatching victory by means of a last half rally. His brilliant defensive play in that game drew many favorable comments from the New York sport scribes. With the redhead in the fold, the Packer squad now numbers 15.
ARNOLD HERBER BACK AGAIN ON PACKER SQUAD
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, one of the most discussed players in the NFL last season, who was mentioned on several all-professional teams, has signed his 1933 contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Herber's fine passing, punting and slashing line attacks won him outstanding comment last fall, and he will start his third season with the Packers as a halfback with All-American possibilities. Moreover, he is a Green Bay product, having graduated from West high school in the days of Quinn and Radick...PLAYED AT MADISON: Herber entered the University of Wisconsin after leaving West, and starred one season in Madison in freshmen football. He then headed west, playing the following year for Regis college in Colorado. The next season found him attempting to break into professional football, and last year he definitely came into his own with a sensational record for the Bays. Herber is regarded as on a par with Friedman in the passing game, and he has few equals in punting. Last year his long boots pulled the Packers out of many a hole, and his return is certain to be regarded highly by Green Bay football fans...16 ON ROSTER: Arnold weighs 205 pounds and is unusually fast for such a hefty player. He is the 16th Packer to sign his 1933 contract.
CLAUDE PERRY IS SIGNED BY PACKER CLUB
AUG 15 (Green Bay) - Claude Perry, known as one of the most aggressive linemen of the Packers' championship era, has signed for his seventh season with Green Bay, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Perry , who tips the scales at 201 pounds and plays either tackle, was a member of the Packer championship teams in 1929 and 1930. In midseason of 1931 he was loaned to Brooklyn, where he played fast, consistent football, and in 1932 he returned to Green Bay. Claude joined the Packers immediately after graduation. He was an all-southern selection at Alabama, and he promptly made a name for himself on the professional gridiron. He is good at rushing passers and punters and always plays without benefit of headgear. Perry lives in Green Bay most of the year, but spends two or three months in the south during the winter. He is the seventeenth Packer to sign his 1933 contract.
RUDY COMSTOCK TO PLAY AGAIN WITH PACKERS
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - The signed contract of Rudy Comstock, veteran of the NFL, who will begin his third season with the Green Bay Packers, has been turned into Coach E.L. Lambeau, he announced today. Comstock is the 18th Packer to sign thus far. The stocky guard, who plays either side of the line, played high school football in Oklahoma, and won all-eastern honors at Georgetown university. After leaving school he starred one season with the Buffalo Bisons, then switched to the Philadelphia (Frankford) Yellowjackets for three years...FIXTURE WITH PACKERS: The following season he was with the New York Giants, and after playing for that team in 1929 and 1930 he joined the Packers, where he since has been a fixture. Comstock is a steel worker by trade and makes his home in Bucyrus, Ohio. He is married, and the father of one child. Comstock is regarded as a handy lineman, and a great team worker. Bill Cunningham of the Boston Globe, in discussing the Packers' 21 to 0 victory over Boston last year, said that the Green Bay guard played the greatest game at his position that he, Cunningham, had ever seen. Rudy was the whole team by himself in that game.
GREEN BAY FOOTBALL ORGANIZATION ACTS TO PROTECT ASSETS
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - In an action brought to conserve all asset of the Green Bay Football corporation until after the Supreme Court renders a decision in an appeal now before it, Frank J. Jonet, Green Bay certified public accountant, was appointed receiver of the football corporation yesterday afternoon by Circuit Judge Henry Graass. The order was issued in an action brought by Leland H. Joannes, president of the corporation, in behalf of all creditors. Selection of Mr. Jonet as receiver was made by the court without suggestion from either party. He has previously audited the corporation's books, and is thoroughly familiar with them, it was stated. The receiver's duties, according to John McHale, his attorney, will be to preserve all assets of the football corporation, receive all moneys due it, and make all disbursements. He will not interfere with the playing schedule, nor with the hiring of players and the management of the team, which will continue in the same hands as heretofore, the attorney stated...JUDGMENT SECURED: Some months ago, a judgment of $5,200 was secured against the corporation of Willard J. Bent, for injuries received from a fall from the stands at Packer game. Although the corporation carried insurance against such injuries, the insurance company has since gone into receivership and the receiver declined to assume the defense. After the trial court had found for Bent, the football corporation took an appeal to the Supreme court, which is now pending. However, since at this time of the year the corporation has no tangible assets, it could not post the customary bond pending appeal, and Bent started supplemental proceedings before William Surplice, circuit court commissioner, looking toward collection of the judgment. These proceedings would have included examination of the officers of the corporation concerning all records, contracts and other data in their possession. Publication of the terms of the contracts and other private information at this time would greatly impede the business of the corporation in arranging its season and in hiring players, and would impair the benefits brought by the Packers to the entire community, Mr. Joannes claimed in his petition...ASKS FOR APPOINTMENT: For this reason, he asked appointment of a receiver to conserve all assets of the corporation, and handle all its money, until such time as a final determination of the case should be made by the Supreme court. In the meantime, he asked that all creditors be enjoined from bringing legal action to collect their claims. An order to this effect was signed by the court late Tuesday afternoon, and Mr. Jonet was appointed receiver. He qualified today, posting bond of $10,000...STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT: Leland H. Joannes, president of the Football corporation, today made a plea for public support, and issued the following statement in connection with the receivership: "The Green Bay Football corporation is solvent and, if given a chance, will work out its present situation. Unfortunately, the insurance company which has been carrying our public liability insurance for the last twelve years and which has always been rated as a high grade concern, like many other concerns during the last few years, got into serious difficulties, leaving us without any protection in defending the lawsuit which resulted in a judgment being obtained against us. The amount of this judgment was such that we will be unable to pay it a the present time, because of two unprofitable years of operation, due not only to business conditions, but unfavorable weather which is a big factor in the game. The Packer team, an institution in Green Bay, has brought more advertising to this city, and for that matter to Wisconsin, than any other medium. In these days of stress and uncertainty, the club and the management needs more than ever the support of all of the loyal fans of this community. In a few days, the season ticket selling campaign will be underway, and while we realize that many will have to stretch a point to buy tickets this year, we are hopeful that the sale will surpass that of last season. It seems certain that the club will be a strong contender for national championship honors, and there will be plenty of thrills and excitement for the fans this fall. Let us all get behind this marvelous club and assure the continuance of professional football in Green Bay."
VETERAN GRID STARS TO PLAY RECRUITS HERE
AUG 17 (Green Bay) - A distinct departure from opening day programs of past seasons will bring veterans of the Green Bay Packers football squad against first year men in a regular football game at City stadium Sept. 10. The contest will serve as a preliminary for the opening of the National league season against Boston, Sept. 17, and will give Green Bay fans their first opportunity to see the 1933 football machine in action...BARGAIN DAY PRICES: Bargain day prices, wide publicity given newcomers to the Packer squad, and the general all around ability of the veterans, all are expected to combine to draw a record opening day crowd. Star players of other seasons, working to keep their positions through another professional league year, will be opposed by a contingent of youngsters just out of college, seeking to establish themselves in the pro game. The opener will be played just five days after the first practice session is called Tuesday, Sept. 5. With the balmy weather which usually prevails in early September, conditions are expected to be ideal for the spectators, and the players will be working under sufficient incentive to assure a fast, lively game. Four periods of 10 minutes each will be played...SHOULD MEET FAVOR: "In using our own squad for the opening day game," said Coach E.L. Lambeau, "the Packers are attempting an innovation which should prove increasingly popular in seasons to come. Instead of spectators sitting through a runway contest, such as the 45 to 0 beating handed Grand Rapids last fall, or the 46 to 0 defeat given Oshkosh in 1930, they will be treated to four quarters of fast heady football, with two groups of men all concentrating on showing Green Bay that they deserve places on the 1933 team."...ASK CONCESSION BIDS: Bids on concessions at the City stadium for the Packer football games will close Friday, Sept. 1, at midnight, according to an announcement by the football corporation today. President L.H. Joannes, with whom the bids must be filed, urges all applicants turn in their proposals as soon as possible.
FOOTBALL CLUB PREPARES FOR SEASON HERE
AUG 18 (Green Bay) - With the Packers' opening game scheduled for Sept. 10, there is a hum of activity in gridiron circles and the officers of the Green Bay Football corporation are preparing for their most extensive season ticket sales campaign which will be launched Monday night with a meeting of the board of directors and ticket solicitors. The Packer campaign is starting a bit later than usual this fall but Vice President G.H. Clifford, who will again be in charge of the ticket drive is confident that it will be completed on time...TICKET DEPARTMENT FUNCTIONING: The ticket department is to start functioning at once although the headquarters at the C.C.C. will not be opened until the first week in September. List of season ticket holders of other years have been compiled and solicitors will call first on the "regulars" to see if they want the same tickets they had in other years. E.A. Spachmann will again serve as the ticket department director and he has also been placed in charge of the program through which he promised to provide a "new deal" by the way of numerous features...SCHEDULES SOON CIRCULATED: The Packer pocket scheduled and the display cards featuring the home games will be circulated during the next ten days. This season an intensive drive for more out-of-town business is contemplated and it is probable that the Packer boosters will cover the state and upper Michigan as well. Joe F. Carr, president of the National league, will be here over the weekend and the Packer executives plan to confer with him on several important matters pertaining to the coming season...PETERSON SIGNS UP: A wingman who showed considerable class in games he played with the Packers last season, Les Peterson, of Texas, has signed again for 1933, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Peterson is a six-footer, weighing 212 pounds, and has lots of fight, particularly when he gets under full steam. He is regarded as a fair pass receiver, and is excellent at taking out tackle. Les follows the ball closely and can step into a tackle position if needed. Peterson played three years of varsity football at Texas, receiving all-southern mention his senior year. He joined the Providence Steam Rollers in 1931, and came with the Packers the following fall. Before the season was over Peterson was loaned to Stapleton, but he responded to a hurry call before the Portsmouth game and was back in Green Bay togs before the end of the season. With Peterson in the fold, the rapidly growing Packer squad includes 19 men.
DIETZ COACHES BOSTON'S TEAM IN PRO LEAGUE
AUG 19 (Boston) - George (Lone Star) Dietz, coach of the Boston Redskins of the NFL, has been here since the first of the month, setting the stage for the professional gridiron season. This will be Boston's second season in the pro league and George P. Marshall, the millionaire laundry magnate who owns the club, hopes to have a more successful year than in 1932. When he signed Dietz to coach the team in place of Ludlow Wray, he told the former Haskell Indian mentor to round up the best aggregation that money could buy...LOOKS OVER PLAYERS: Dietz is trying to follow instructions. Since the middle of May he has been touring the country looking over football players, and he now has about 36 gridders under contract. As a matter of fact, several of the clubs have been caustic in their comments about Boston, as they claim Dietz has been running wild, so far as salaries are concerned. Boston has several games booked in the midwest at the start of the season, so the Redskin gridders have been ordered to report for practice at Evanston, Ill., Sept. 1. The Boston management has made arrangements to use a practice field at Northwestern university...AT GREEN BAY, SEPT. 17: The Redskins make their league debut at Green Bay, Wis., against the Packers Sunday, Sept. 17. This is the club that opened the eyes of Boston fans here last Nov. 13 when they bumped Lud Wray's outfit at Braves field, 21 to 0. The Wisconsin eleven made all their scores in the first half. There will be only a handful of the 1932 players
with Boston this fall as Coach Dietz has cleaned house. Cliff Battles, Johnny Hughes, Tim MacMurdo, Horse Edwards, Bill Woodruff and Pete Collins are back again. Among the new gridders are Ike Frankian from Davis and Elkins, Irvin Hill, Washington, Edgar Westfall, Holy Cross and Cy Williams, Haskell. Coach Dietz long has been rated as one of the smartest football mentors in the country. His collegiate clubs were known for pulling the unexpected and his forward passing attack rates second to none in western football. This is his first year of professional football but Owner Marshall is confident that Dietz will put a winner on the field.
GOVERNOR WILL ATTEND FIRST PACKER GRID TILT
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Governor A.G. Schmedeman and his executive staff will attend the opening game of the Packers here Sunday, Sept. 17, Congressman James Hughes was notified today by the governor. The invitation was extended by President Leland H. Joannes and Coach E.L. Lambeau
REDUCE GRIDDERS FOR GRID GAME TICKETS
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - It was decided at Monday night's meeting of the Green Bay Packer corporation board of directors to lower the price on season tickets and also sell a general admission ticket to the west end stands for 75 cents. The revamped scale of prices for the season tickets follow: Box seats have been reduced from $20 to $15; the 50-yard line reserved seat sections from $15 to $12 and there will be a new group of season tickets priced at $9.00. These are regular $1.50 seats. Included in the other prices will be seats near the 30-yard line for $1.25 and $1.00...HOME GAME SCHEDULE: The new scale provides for the six National league games at home which are are follows:
Sept. 17 - Boston Redskins
Sept. 24 - Chicago Bears
Oct. 1 - New York Giants
Oct. 8 - Portsmouth Spartans
Oct. 15 - Pittsburgh Pirates
Oct. 29 - Philadelphia Quakers
The inter-club contest between the Packer veterans and recruits will be staged at City stadium on Sunday, Sept. 10. There will be no reserved seats for this contest and the "bargain day" admission prices will be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children...DISCUSSES PRICE CUT: In discussing the revamped ticket price schedule, President L.H. Joannes in addressing the board of directors and ticket salesman at Monday night's meeting said: "We have decided to cut the prices of the season tickets and put in a lower general admission charge in hopes of greatly increasing the crowds at the Packer games."...PRICES LOWEST HERE: "It is well to remember that professional football in Green Bay is staged at lower prices than in any other city in the circuit. As a matter of fact, some of the teams that play here on a split gate percentage have complained bitterly about our price scale, claiming that it is far below par. This year the class of football offered to the Packer fans at home will be second to none in the country. We have booked the best teams in the league and in some instances have been forced to boost the guarantees to bring these high powered elevens here. Never in gridiron history here have we ever had such a high class opening attraction as the Boston Braves. It is the general opinion in pre-football circles that this Boston club may be the squad to beat for the championship."...BEARS HERE SEPT. 24: "After the Boston game, comes the clash with the Bears on Sept. 24, and this Chicago club has always been an "ace" attraction. The New York Giants are scheduled for Oct. 1. A week later, Oct. 8, the Portsmouth Spartans play here and we are hopeful this will be one of our sellout attractions. A new club in the National league, the Pittsburgh Pirates, is booked here on Oct. 15, and on Oct. 29, the
Lambeau (left) sits with screen actress Myrna Kennedy (center) and Chicago Bear Harold (Red) Grange during a game against a team composed of former Southern California stars on February 6, 1933 in Los Angeles. (Associated Press) (Source: Packerville, USA)
Packers will complete their home schedule with a game against the Philadelphia Quakers. This outfit, coached by Lud Wray, former University of Pennsylvania mentor, promises to furnish keen competition. The Packer schedule is the best home outline in the National league. As a matter of fact when Joe F. Carr, president of the circuit, was here over the weekend, he complimented officers of the Football club on the games booked for home, adding that he expected Green Bay to set a new high peak in attendance figures."...NO PREMIUM ATTACHED: "This year we are selling the season tickets on a straight game basis without any premium attached. For instance, the $2 seats. Last season, we had seven games at home and this included the non-league contest with the Grand Rapids, Mich., eleven. The $2 season ticket price was $15. This year the $2 season ticket price is $12 for six games. On Sept. 10, we will have an inter-club contest. Season tickets are not good for this game as there are no reserved seats. It will be a first-come-first-served with the tickets, good anywhere in the City stadium selling for but a half a dollar. 1933 promises to be a crucial year for Packer football in Green Bay as the corporation must have increased financial support in the way of a greatly enlarged ticket sale to carry on. However, we are confident that the thousands of Packer fans will put their shoulder to the wheel and help us continue in the postgraduate gridiron game."...MEET AGAIN FRIDAY: Vice-president Gerald F. Clifford, who is in active charge of the season ticket sale, has called another meeting of the of the directors and salesman for Friday night. The clubs needs some additional solicitors and during the week. Clifford expects to increase his ranks. The sales campaign will get underway actively on Saturday and in the meantime some of the directors and salesmen are checking off their call lists and getting repeat orders lined up.
MCCRARY IS SIGNED
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Hurdis McCrary, one of Georgia's famous backs from a championship era at the southern university, and a veteran of Green Bay's professional title days, has signed again to play with the Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. He is the twentieth player to sign his 1933 contract. McCrary will be starting his fifth year with the Packers when he steps out for initial practice two weeks from today. He was fresh from college when he joined the Bays in 1929, and served with all three national championship teams. Indiana is Hurdis' home state, but he now is a year-around resident of Green Bay...HAS SPEED TO BURN: Hurd tips the scales at 206 pounds, and measures an even six feet. Although he is big and powerful, he has speed to burn, and is considered one of the fastest men on the squad. He plays either fullback or halfback, and carried the ball well in the open field. Coaches of other National league teams have rated McCrary the speediest men playing the pro game. McCrary is married, and the father of two children. During the offseason in Green Bay, he manages a filling station, being one of the Packers who have settled down in their adopted city. Within the next 10 days the membership of what is expected to be another strong professional team will begin assembling in Green Bay. Coach Lambeau expects the vanguard of the 1933 squad to arrive soon after Sept. 1, augmenting the small force which has remained her throughout the summer.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Without Green Bay in the National league, the circuit probably could exist, but it would be without the most colorful team in modern history, if you would like the opinion of Joseph F. Carr, president of the NFL, who was a Green Bay visitor over the weekend in the interest of organized baseball. Carr gave us many slants on the National league, in the course of an hour's discussion of the sport in his hotel room at the Beaumont. Friendly, frank and well informed on every branch of sport, we found him willing to answer every question. Occasionally his answers were qualified with a desire to not be quoted, but he dodged nothing. "Wherever football is played, Green Bay is known," the president commented. "The other day I spent a few hours in a little town in Arkansas and sat talking with a station master while waiting for a train. He asked where I was headed, and when informed that my next stop would be Green Bay, he became quite alert and wanted to know what prospects were for another winning football team in that city. From that little Arkansas town to New York, fans watch with interest the play of the Green Bay Packers. I've never seen a team capture the popular fancy of fans, as this club has done. It has been remarkable the way the fame of your team has spread throughout the country." Carr believes that the league will be stronger this year than ever before. He said that by splitting the circuit into eastern and western divisions, considerable sectional interest will be developed. He also looks for football, as played in the National league this year, to be the most wide-open brand of play ever seen. "With the rule that allows a team to pass from any point behind the line of scrimmage, there should be many more passes in the average game," he said. "Small coaches will work out many new formations and plays with this rule in effect." (Incidentally, coaches of the all-star eastern and western teams that will clash in Chicago this week picked up a point from the pros, as they also have adopted the rule that permits teams to pass from any point behind the line of scrimmage.) Carr thinks that by moving the goal posts back to the end of the playing fields, drop and placekicks will return to favor and tie games will be eliminated to a great extent. He also believes that the new pass rule will help cut down the number of ties, as it will bring about more scoring. According to reports from Ohio, Portsmouth looks for its best year, the president indicated. He said that he had received word from the Spartan leaders that the advance sale of tickets, begun last week, is far ahead of what it was last year. Addition of Cincinnati to the circuit will increase interest in the Ohio section, he believes.
VAN SICKLE IS SIGNED AGAIN BY GREEN BAY
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Clyde van Sickle, husky Arkansas university guard, who has seen some service with the Packers, but considerable more with other teams in the professional grid game, has been signed again by Green Bay, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Van Sickle joined the Packers at the beginning of the 1932 training season. He looked good in practice, and ever better in his one competitive appearance during the Green Bay-Grand Rapids game, but he fell before the first cut of the season, when Coach Lambeau found it necessary to pare down his squad...THREE YEARS ON VARSITY: Van Sickle weighs 215 pounds, stands six feet one and a half inches, and is 26 years old. He played right guard for three years with the Arkansas varsity, making an outstanding record among the tough university and college teams in the area of the Ozarks. In his senior year he was selected on several all-southern mythical teams, and was mentioned prominently as an All-America candidate. The Packers and Philadelphia Yellowjackets bid for Van Sickle after his graduation, but he signed in 1930 with the Jackets, and played with that team throughout the season. In 1931 he was back at Arkansas as line coach. Van Sickle picked up some reputation as a professional wrestler. He is big, fast and powerful, and is known for his ability to pull out of the line and run interference...PLAYED WITH MEMPHIS: When Van Sickle left the Packers late last September, he landed a berth with the Memphis Professionals and built up quite a reputation as a center flanker in southern pro circles. This Memphis eleven met a number of National league squads and Van Sickle starred in nearly every game. He was particularly brilliant against the Portsmouth Spartans and Chicago Cardinals. Van Sickle is the 21st Packer to sign his 1933 contract and Coach Lambeau expects the big southerner to take Joe Zeller's place. Zeller landed a coaching job in southern Indiana, and decided to pass up the postgraduate game.
CLARK HINKLE, PACKER ACE, IS SIGNED AGAIN
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Clark Hinkle, backfield sensation of the Green Bay Packers last season, will arrive here Friday, Sept. 1, four days before the opening of the Packers' practice season, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. His signed contract was received in the mail today. The return of Hinkle is certain to be hailed by Packer fans, as the former Bucknell fullback, high scorer of the east in 1931, was
highly popular here during his first season in professional football. Big, fast and powerful, with a flair for the spectacular, his play won him strong mention on all-America pro teams during his first year in the post graduate game...SCORED WINNING TOUCHDOWN: Green Bay fans never will forget the last quarter of the Packer-Portsmouth game early last season, when with the Bays trailing and apparently beaten under the battering of Spartan backs, Hinkle broke through the line for a touchdown dash which won the game, 15 to 10. The large Packers crowd has a delirious celebration on the spot which promised Hinkle a permanent home in Green Bay. Clark played three years of varsity ball at Bucknell, captaining the squad his senior year. He is a triple threat fullback, being great at line bucking, a good passer and a fine kicker. His defensive work is flawless, and he is rated as one of the hardest tacklers in the National league...ARRIVES WITH MONNETT: Hinkle checks in a week from tomorrow with Bob Monnett, former Michigan State star who has signed with the Packers, and who has been visiting with Hinkle at Toronto, Ohio. Hinkle has been working on a construction crew at his home city and recently narrowly escaped serious injury when his car was demolished by a steel truck. The Packer star received only a bruised arm in the crash. Coach Lambeau left for Chicago today, where he will witness tonight the East-West football game at Soldier Field, Chicago. Joe Kurth, Notre Dame, Packer recruit, will play for the East. The Packer coach will interview several players at the game and may sign up some more promising new material.
OPEN PACKERS' SEASON TICKET DRIVE TONIGHT
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Officials of the Green Bay Packer football corporation are working hard to get the stage set for what promises to be one of the most successful seasons that the Packers have ever experienced on the postgraduate gridiron. The board of directors and an enlarged force of season ticket salesmen meet tonight to get their assignment lists from Vice President Gerald F. Clifford, who will again direct the campaign. Since Monday night's meeting a number of new solicitors have volunteered to help the football cause. This is encouraging to Chairman Clifford, who has long felt that the Packer drives would be more successful if additional men could be brought into play...TICKET REQUESTS ARRIVE: E.A. Spachmann, manager of the ticket department, reports that requests for seats at the home games are arriving in every mail. These letters will be filled in order of their receipt and soon after the main ticket office in the Columbus Community club is opened about Sept. 1, they will be sent out. From comments heard about town, the action of the Football corporation in reducing the price of the season tickets and cutting the general admission charge has met with favor. The 75-cent seats in the west end stands should be popular as many fans camp there regularly. In 1933 nearly all of the scoring in the Packer game was completed at this end of the gridiron...PLAYING FIELD O.K.: The stands at the City stadium will be checked over next week and a crew of men will make the needed repairs. Groundskeepers report the playing field in good condition. The turf has been kept freshened all season by continual use of water, and some of the spots sodded last spring have taken hold nicely. Practice will start a week from Tuesday, Sept. 5, and Bud Jorgenson, who will again serve as property manager, has started to shake the mothballs out of the gridiron equipment which has been stored away since the Packer team returned from the Honolulu jaunt last winter. As in former seasons, the Packers will have their dressing rooms at the Columbus club, and do their practicing at Joannes park.
HARRY O'BOYLE IS SIGNED TO PLAY ON PHILADELPHIA TEAM
AUG 26 (Philadelphia) - Harry O'Boyle, former member of the Green Bay Packers, has signed a contract to play with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Quaker City member of the NFL, it was announced here today. O'Boyle, erstwhile Notre Dame backfield star, will join the Eagles in time for their first workout here next week. He was given his release by the Packers.
LAMBEAU PREDICTS BRILLIANT FUTURE FOR HARRY NEWMAN
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - Harry Newman, the brilliant Michigan quarterback, will be seen in action with the New York Giants this fall, promises to be one of the sensations of the NFL, according to Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, who attended the East-West all star football game in Chicago Thursday night. "Newman looked every inch a star," said Coach Lambeau. "The former Michigan quarterback was the outstanding player on the field. He showed good generalship in directing his team, passed superbly and was a shifty runner in the open field."...GOOD AS FRIEDMAN: "To my notion, Newman is every bit as good as Benny Friedman and we all remember what a sensation Benny Friedman was when he launched his career in our circuit. The Giants made a 'ten strike' when they hooked Newman to a contract and he should put the needed spark in that great New York club. Newman should be at the peak of his game when the Giants face the Packers here on Sunday, Oct. 1. It will be a treat for the fans to see the former Michigan star cut loose with his triple threat exhibition." Coach Lambeau was well satisfied with the way Joe Kurth, Notre Dame all-American, took care of his tackle position. Kurth, who will play with the Packers this fall, did everything that was asked of him. Kurth was often down the field as fast as the ends and he was on top of the play every minute...MANDERS AND RONZANI: In Manders and Ronzani, the Chicago Bears have picked up a pair of sterling men, Coach Lambeau said. Manders has a sore leg but hobbled into the game to kick one goal after touchdown. Ronzani, the pride of Marquette, played splendid ball. The professional forward passing rule which allows passing from any point back of the scrimmage line worked out well, according to Coach Lambeau, and it greatly added to the open field exhibition. This free tossing speeds up the attack and allows the offensive to pull the unexpected at any minute. The new regulation which eliminates sideline out of bounds plays worked smoothly, in the opinion of the Green Bay mentor. "This change in the code eliminates a lot of the technical delays, because, when the ball is within three or four yards of the sidelines, the official immediately moves it in ten yards without any lapses," Lambeau added.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LOOP TEAMS GATHER FOR PRACTICE WORK
AUG 30 (Green Bay) - The 1933 football season is just around the corner. On Friday, Sept. 1, nearly all the squads in the NFL will start practice. Coach E.L. Lambeau and his Packers are to assemble Sept. 5 although it is possible that some of the early arrivals will start booting the ball around Sunday. The Chicago Bears will drill at South Bend, Ind., and President George S. Halas, who also is to double in the coaching role, will have about 35 candidates on hand. The Bear management has hopes of repeating with another pennant winner this fall. The Bruins will have nearly all the veterans back in togs and a flock of new men, including Ronzani of Marquette and Jack Manders, the Minnesota sensation. Link Lyman, a great tackle of several years back, has deserted his ranch and will play with the Bears again. Dr. D.J. Jones and his Chicago Cardinals will stay under cover at a Michigan summer report for a two week period, starting Sunday. With Jim Bausch, Gil Berry and several other prominent college stars, the Cardinals hope to be among the top notchers in the National league this fall. Mike McNally, Tim Moynihan, Walter Holmer, Bull Kiesling and Chuck Kassel will again carry on for the Cards...NEWMAN WITH GIANTS: The New York Giants will start their training Friday at Pompton Lakes, N.J. Tim Mara, the Giants' owner, has gone to lots of expense this fall to put a winner on the field. The New Jersey resort is the same spot where Tony Canzoneri is training for his title go with Tony Ross. The Giants will have Newman, the great Michigan quarterback, as their headliner this fall, and he will get plenty of support from Dale Moran, Mel Hein, Morris Badgro, Heavy Feather, Bill Owen and a flock of other vets. The Brooklyn Dodgers, under the new leadership of Chris Cagle and his associates, promise to do thing on the post graduate gridiron. The Dodger management has cleaned house thoroughly, and there will be about 10 new faces in the battle front. Shipwreck Kelly, who was a Giant star last fall until stricken with rheumatism, will be an ace in the Brooklyn backfield. Ludlow Wray, head of the Philadelphia Football corporation, is now at Atlantic City, making the arrangements for the Quakers' training season. The Phillies report Sunday and they stay at the seashore for two weeks. Some 30 odd players are under contract, among whom are: Marcus of Temple; Roberts of Georgia; Gentry of Oklahoma; Prisco of Rutgers; O'Boyle of Notre Dame; and Pape of Iowa...PITT SQUAD ON HAND: The Pittsburgh squad is now reporting at Mineral Springs, Pa., and some 40 gridders will be on hand by Friday. Art Rooney, coach of the Pirates, is rounding up a great machine. The Pirates will play several night games early in the season at home before playing the regular league games on Sunday. Among the players now under contract with Pittsburgh are Elmer Schwartz and Mickey Erickson, a pair of former Chicago Cards; Howard Letsinger, Clarence Janeck, Abe Marcovsky, Ed Kesler, Bill Sortet and Gilmer Robinson. Dr. M. Scott Kearns, president of the Cincinnati Football association, has issued orders to 35 candidates to report at Paducah, Ky., next Wednesday. The Redland gridiron executive has been touring the country for the last six weeks and thinks he as the material for a winner in the National league. Mike Palm, a veteran Penn State quarterback, and Hugh Jolley, veteran professional lineman, will share the
coaching duties. Among the players signed at Jim Ballard, Nelson Hurst, Joe Moore, Homer Reynolds, Jake Wilson and Aaron Franklin...PORTSMOUTH IN TRAINING: Under the direction of Potsy Clark, Portsmouth has already started gunning for a National league bunting. Harry S. Snyder, president of the Spartans, has been entertaining about a dozen of the players since the first of the week in Portsmouth and the remainder of the squad will be on hand Sunday. John Schneller, Wisconsin star, is among the new gridders with Portsmouth. The Boston Redskins, with one of the greatest aggregations of football players ever rounded together, start practice Friday at the Northwestern stadium in Evanston, Ill. Business manager Dennis Shea and Coach Lone Star Dietz have been in the Wildcats' community since Monday setting the stage for the practice sessions.
FANS APPROVE CUT IN PACKER TICKET PRICES
AUG 31 (Green Bay) - The Packer season ticket drive was speeded up at Wednesday night's meeting of the board of directors and the volunteer solicitors. A number of new workers put in appearances and Vice-President Gerald F. Clifford, who is in charged of the campaign, is confident that with the increased interest on the part of the salesmen, he will have enough men available in the next two weeks to cover the city and neighboring towns. Some 20-odd football boosters sat in at the meeting and all were given long lists of calls on which reports will be filed at another session Friday night. Duplicates of these lists are in the hands of the Football corporation executives and there will be a double check back on every prospective customers...REGULARS ARE BACK: Early returns show that a number of regular season ticket holders will again occupy their usual seats at City stadium. Some of these gridiron enthusiasts, taking advantage of the reduced season ticket prices, are purchasing additional seats. President L.H. Joannes, who presided at the conference, pointed out to the ticket sellers and directors that the sales campaign must be speeded up to a successful climax within the next ten days. He urged that all of the campaigners report regularly as those in charge of the drive are rounding up new prospects daily and they must be contacted immediately. "To date the drive has been fairly successful," said President Joannes, "but there is a lot of work ahead and it is up to the football directors and ticket salesmen to hustle every minute until the season opens. Our reduced season ticket prices are meeting with favor. Box seat holders who paid $20 last season can get their same reservations for $15 this fall. The $2 midfield reserved seats, back of the boxed, has been cut from $15 to $12 while the $1.50 section seats which were formally priced at $12, are now selling for $9."...MEETS ALL POCKETBOOKS: "Any fan wanting season tickets in the $1.25 or $1.00 sections will be also taken care of for $7.50 or $6 respectively. We think that with our wide range of prices, the Football corporation is in a position to meet every size of pocketbook. This is a crucial year for the Packers from a financial point of view. Last season we suffered some heavy losses and it is up to the fans to support the club to the limit this fall if they want professional football to be carried on in Green Bay in future years. Our season ticket drive is being watched throughout the state and upper Michigan as well. Many are wondering if the Bay will come through and it is up to all of us to tackle this drive with a 'do or die' spirit and show Wisconsin that Green Bay is still very much sold on big time football."
BEGIN PLAY SEPT. 13 IN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
SEPT 1 (Columbus, OH) - The 1933 football season of the NFL will open Wednesday, Sept. 13, when Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, two newcomers in the circuit, get into action on the latter team's gridiron, according to the official scheduled announced today by Joe F. Carr, president of the group. The real opening, however, will take place Sunday, Sept. 17, when four teams meet. Cincinnati will play at Portsmouth and Boston opens at Green Bay. From then on the schedule continues each Sunday with several weekend games until December 10. Several nocturnal contests will be played at Pittsburgh and Philadelphia as Sunday football will be prohibited in these cities, as least until after the election in November when a proposal to repeal the blue laws will be submitted to the electorate. Games have been schedule at these places on Sunday, Nov. 12 in anticipation of the repeal. For the first time the ten club circuit has been divided into Eastern and Western divisions for the purpose of intensifying rivalries. Clubs in each division during the regular season will meet teams in the other division and at the conclusion of the regular season the sectional leaders will meet for the league championship.
PACKERS SIGN AL SARAFINY, TEXAS CENTER
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Al Sarafiny, three years varsity center at St. Edwards' college, Boswell, Tex., has accepted terms with the Green Bay Packers and will be on hand for the opening practice next Tuesday. The new center lives in Iron River, Wis., where he is associated with a lumbering concern. Sarafiny tips the beam at 230 pounds and is two inches over six feet in height...THREE YEARS ON VARSITY: He played varsity football at St. Edward's in 1929, 1930 and 1931. Last fall Sarafiny served an assistant coach at the Texas institution but the call of active competition on the gridiron was too strong this year and, after negotiating with several of the National league clubs, decided to cast his lot with the Packers. Al Rose, Packer end, and Fuzzy Douglas, the Kaukauna pitcher who is a baseball coach at Baylor U in Texas, both had a good word for Sarafiny and their recommendations to Coach E.L. Lambeau played a prominent part in the contract proceedings...PRAISED BY ROSE: "Sarafiny is big and tough," said Rose. "I played against him in 1929 and 1930. He always gave us plenty of trouble. Sarafiny charges like a bull and he is a savage tackler. I think the big fellow should make the grade with our club. The new Packer is the 23rd to sign his contract. Coach Lambeau intends to talk to several of his unsigned gridders over the weekend and expects to have them signed before practice gets underway Sept. 5. Bud Jorgenson, the property man, is getting things set at the C.C.C. training quarters. Equipment for 30 gridders will be available for use in the opening drill.
DILWEG SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS AGAIN
SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - Lavern Dilweg, one of the greatest ends on the professional gridiron, has signed his contract with the Packers, according to an announcement by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The Green Bay pilot also reported that he had come to terms with Paul Young, varsity center for three years at Oklahoma. This will be Dilweg's seventh year with Green Bay. After playing all-American football at Marquette, Dilweg served one season with the Milwaukee Badgers and he has been here since that time. While on the Packer squad, Dilweg reached the peak of his gridiron career and his fame as a wingman is known from coast to coast...HOST OF FRIENDS HERE: Dilweg is a resident of Green Bay. He practices law and is a member of a prominent legal firm. Lavvie has been fairly active in civic affairs and he has a host of friends in the community, all of whom will welcome the news that he again will be back in togs. Coach Lambeau figures he made a "ten strike" in signing Young, Oklahoma center. Young is a giant in size, weighing about 225 pounds and is 6 feet 3 inches tall. The Oklahoma center had not planned to play professional football as he had an oil field job but he decided to take a leave of absence and try his hand at the postgraduate game. Buster Ham, writing on "Football in Oklahoma" in Spalding's 1933 guide, had this say about Young: "The University of Oklahoma enjoyed exceptional success. They had to overcome the handicaps of a woefully unsatisfactory spring practice and a shortage of material. However, Lewie Hardage and Bo Rowland, the coaches, made the most of what they had to work with, principally a great defensive center in Paul Young and a remarkable kicker and passer in Bob Dunlap."...BARRAGER WON'T REPORT: When Young's wire of acceptance arrived it took a lot of worry off Coach Lambeau's shoulders as he had received word from Noble Atkins, Texas Christian center, saying that he would not report as he had landed a coaching job in Texas. Then to make matters worse, Nate Barrager, veteran center, returned his contract unsigned, stating that his position with a Hollywood movie concern looked better to him than the Green Bay offer. Lambeau now has 25 players on the line and hopes to come to terms with Verne Lewellen, veteran halfback, before practice starts on Tuesday. Cal Hubbard is umpiring in the Western league and will not be here until about Sept. 15. The big tackle never signs a contract until he arrives for the season. Halfback Johnny Blood was last heard from on the west coast and he is believed to be en route to Green Bay. The Packer coach is trying to close several deals for players with other National league clubs and some important announcements can be expected about the middle of the week.
SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - Mike Michalske, veteran Bay guard, signed his contract early this afternoon after a conference with Coach Lambeau. This will be Michalske's fifth season with the Green Bay eleven. Immediately after signing his contract, Michalske left for Cleveland, where he was called by the serious illness of his sister. He plans to return here late next week.