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The 1934 Green Bay Packers - 7-6 (3RD)

Head Coach: Curly Lambeau



9  G-FORT ATKINSON BLACKHAWKS            W 28- 7    1- 0-0     4,000



16 G-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-0-0)         W 19- 6    1- 0-0     5,000

23 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L 10-24    1- 1-0    13,500

30 M-NEW YORK GIANTS (0-1-0)             W 20- 6    2- 1-0    11,000


7  G-DETROIT LIONS (2-0-0)               L  0- 3    2- 2-0     7,500

14 G-CINCINNATI REDS (0-4-0)             W 41- 0    3- 2-0     3,000

17 M-Chicago Bears (Exhibition)          L  6-10              10,000

21 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (2-2-0)           W 15- 0    4- 2-0     4,000

28 at Chicago Bears (6-0-0)              L 14-27    4- 3-0    11,000


4  at Boston Redskins (4-3-0)            W 10- 0    5- 3-0    23,722

11 at New York Giants (5-3-0)            L  3-17    5- 4-0    22,000

18 M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (3-5-0)           L  0- 9    5- 5-0     3,000

25 at Detroit Lions (10-0-0)             W  3- 0    6- 5-0    12,000

29 at Chicago Cardinals (4-6-0)          L  0- 6    6- 6-0     1,738


2  at St. Louis Gunners (1-9-0)          W 21-14    7- 6-0     6,300

G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee


During a 7-6 season, the very existence of the Packers is threatened due to a 1932 court case involving a fan falling out of the stands at City Stadium. The fan wins a $5,000 verdict, which put the insurance company out of business. The Packers would go into receivership, and were about to fold, but Green Bay businessmen came to the rescue after the 1934 season, making the year a success despite the less-than-spectacular record.


In the first 18 years of their history, the Packers have had many narrow escapes. In 1922, when their sponsors owed $1,600 in back salaries, local businessmen formed a corporation to finance the team. The Packers repaid their benefactors by attracting as many as 15,000 spectators to a single Green Bay game. Then, the fates turned fickle. Willard Bent, a fan, fell off the grandstand in 1932 and sued the team for $20,000. In March 1933, he won a $5,200 award from the courts. Since the insurance company with which the Packers were insured went into bankruptcy during the trial and was a mutual company, the franchise was forced to pay the settlement, resulting in the Packers' debt balloning up to $10,000 and heading into receivership. It appeared the Packers were on the verge of folding or moving. In fact, a December 1933 article in the Chicago Tribune, claimed "the Green Bay Packers will move to Milwaukee next fall and if the change is not made then it certainly will be made in 1935".  The Packers had played one game in Milwaukee in 1933, under pressure from league officials after an expansion application was received in 1930 and 1931. The game attracted 12,467 fans, two thousand of them coming down from Green Bay. In 1934, Green Bay played two home games in Milwaukee, though did not move permanently. NFL officials gave the team one last chance to improve its financial position. In early 1935, the Green Bay Association of Commerce kicked off a $10,000 fundraising campaign through the sale of nonvoting stock. $13,029 was raised and the Packer survived, once again, to play another day.

PLAYER                 POS        COLLEGE  G PR YR   HT  WT

Nate Barragar            C           USC  12  4  3 6- 0 210

Hank Bruder              B  Northwestern  13  4  4 6- 0 190

Art (Red) Bultman        C      Marquette     4  3 6- 2 199

Frank Butler             C    Michigan St  3  1  1 6- 3 246

Charles Casper           B            TCU  1  1  1 6- 0 195

LaVern Dilweg            E      Marquette 12  9  8 6- 3 202

Tiny Engebretsen       G-T   Northwestern     3  1 6- 1 235

Lon Evans              G-T            TCU 12  2  2 6- 2 225

Milt Gantenbein          E      Wisconsin 10  4  4 6- 0 199

Buckets Goldenberg       B      Wisconsin 11  2  2 5-10 220

Roger Grove              B    Michigan St 11  4  4 6- 0 175

Arnie Herber             B          Regis 12  5  5 5-11 208

Clarke Hinkle           FB       Bucknell 12  3  3 5-11 200

Swede Johnston           B      Marquette  1  3  2 5-10 200

Robert Jones             G        Indiana 12  1  1 6- 0 216

PLAYER                 POS        COLLEGE  G PR YR   HT  WT

Carl (Bud) Jorgensen   T-G St. Marys (CA) 10  1  1 6- 2 200

Joe Kurth                T     Notre Dame  7  2  2 6- 3 202

Joe Laws                 B           Iowa 13  1  1 5- 9 180

August (Mike) Michalske  G     Penn State 13  8  6 6- 1 215

Bob Monnett              B    Michigan St 11  2  2 5- 9 180

Al Nordgard              E       Stanford 10  1  1 6- 0 193

Claude Perry             T        Alabama 13  8  8 6- 1 211

Lester Peterson          E          Texas 11  4  2 6- 0 211

Al Rose                  E          Texas 10  5  3 6- 3 195

Ade Schwammel            T      Oregon St 13  1  1 6- 2 230

Champ Seibold            G      Wisconsin  1  1  1 6- 4 240

Earl Witte               B Gust. Adolphus  5  1  1 6- 1 187

Harry Wunsch             G     Notre Dame  2  1  1 5-11 210

G - Games  Played PR - Years of Pro Football YR - Years with Packers

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JAN 4 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood, Green Bay quarterback, who was suspended by the Packers in New York and then taken back for the final game with the Bears, will join the Chicago Bears on their barnstorming trip in the west, he said here yesterday. Blood was in Green Bay yesterday to pay respects but planned to leave today for Chicago to move into the south with the Bears. Blood played one game with the St. Louis Gunners after the Packers season ended, performing against the Bruins at a fullback post.


JAN 8 (Green Bay) - Glenn Presnell, former Nebraska player now with the Portsmouth Spartans, shaded Harry Newman, former Michigan all-America now with the New York Giants, in the race for selection as the outstanding all-around back of the NFL during the 1933 season, according to complete league statistics compiled today. Presnell shaded Newman in every department except forward passing where Newman led the league with 53 completed aerials for 963 yards. In point scoring, Presnell, with 64, tied with Ken Strong of the Giants, for the lead. In ground gaining Presnell gained 522 yards to 437 for the Giant ace. In addition Presnell booted a 38-yard field goal, the longest of the regular season, although it was surpassed by Jack Manders' 40-yard boot in the playoff against the Giants. Bob Monnett of Michigan State and Green Bay also figured prominently as an all-around performer. Cliff Battles, former West Virginia Wesleyan ace now of Boston, set a new ground gaining mark with 737 yards in 146 trials, an average of better than five yards per clip. The highest average was turned in by Kink Richards, former Simpson college ace now of New York, who played in but six games to pile up 277 yards for an average of six yards. Buckets Goldenberg of Wisconsin and Green Bay, and Shipwreck Kelly, of Kentucky and Brooklyn, were leading touchdown ​producers with seven apiece. Presnell, Clark Hinkle of Bucknell and Green Bay, and Jack Manders of Minnesota and the Chicago Bears were leading field goal kickers with six apiece. Kelly topped the pass receivers by snaring 21 tosses but Bill Hewitt, all-league end of Michigan and the Chicago Bears, gained more ground in the 16 he caught.


JAN 20 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packer football team returned to Green Bay last night after an extended trip that took him through the south and west, culminating on the Pacific coast where he witnessed the East-West football game on New Years' Day. According to Lambeau, several contracts have been made with football players for next year's team here, but no announcement can be made as to their identity as they are still in school and if they sign to play professional football they become ineligible for competition in other sports. The coach expects Nate Barrager, Southern California all-American center of a few years ago and a member of the Bays' 1932 team, to return to the Packers next year. He did not play football in 1933 as he has been working for the RKO studio in Hollywood and could not get a leave of absence. Interest in pro football has spread rapidly through the south and midwest, the coach reported, stating that conversations with leaders in sport everywhere bring out this fact. The west has many candidates for the pro field, he said, and he believes several young men who saw action in the East-West game will be with National league teams next year.


FEB 8 (Green Bay) - One of the greatest college football players of the country in 1933 has been signed by the Green Bay Packer Football club. He is Joseph Laws, Iowa quarterback. Announcement of receipt of his signed contract was made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay team. Laws was the winner of the Chicago Tribune award last year as being the most valuable man to his team in the Big Ten. He is an excellent field general, can pass, kick, run and block, according to observers who saw him in action last year, and should fit smoothly into the Packer style of offense as Iowa teams used a system to that employed by the Green Bay squad. The Iowa back was chosen on the second All-American team of Collier's weekly and placed on the third team in Liberty magazine's selection. The Liberty poll was taken of 1,508 players of 91 colleges and is published in this week's issue...WITH EAST TEAM: Laws performed with the East team in the East-West game on the west coast, and, according to Coach Lambeau who witnessed the game, turned in great work. He is 21 years of age, weighs 180 pounds and is five feet nine inches tall. His home is in Colfax, Iowa, and he graduates in June. The young man indicated a desire to play with the Packers when Coach Lambeau discussed professional football with


him on the west coast. His  signed contract was received at Coach Lambeau's office today. According to Andy Kerr, coach of the East team in the East-West game, Laws is the best candidate he has ever seen for professional football. Kerr was enthusiastic over Laws, Coach Lambeau said. The youth is a left-handed passer and left-footed kicker, doing both exceptionally well. Stocky and powerful, he was one of the best blockers in the Big Ten last year..A GOOD ENTERTAINER: The quarterback gained quite a reputation as an entertainer while at the Iowa City school. He sings and plays a banjo, and has earned part of his school fund playing in orchestras. According to Coach Lambeau, Laws was sought by every professional team in the country, but was induced to come to Green Bay. Signing of the Iowa star is the first step in a program to rebuild the Green Bay team into the greatest team in the country in 1934, according to the coach. Several other outstanding college stars of the 1933 season also will be added to the squad before the season begins, the coach reports.


FEB 22 (Green Bay) - Joe Kurth, Green Bay Packer tackle, and former all-American star at Notre Dame, underwent an emergency operation for appendicitis yesterday afternoon at the University hospital in Chicago, according to word received here today. He was resting comfortably today, it was reported.


MAR 6 (Green Bay) - The Packers will remain in Green Bay as long as there is a spirit of cooperation throughout the community and the men who have made professional football here possible in the past continue their unselfish work, in the opinion of Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay team. Speaking at the noon luncheon of the Lions club at the Beaumont hotel Monday, Coach Lambeau briefly traced the history of the Packers in professional football, paid high tribute to officers who saw the team through many lean years, told of problems encountered and solved and outlined plans for future seasons. The coach pointed out that it has been no easy task to keep the team here, despite the fact that many though the Packer corporation had its coffers filled with gold. This fallacy has not been disputed because it is good advertising, he said. If the New York Giants had an open traveling date on their schedule and had to choose between the Packers and Portsmouth, it is only natural they would decide on the place that had the best financial status. In other words, he added, it is easier to draft a first rate schedule if opponents think the Packers have a surplus of cash...NOT ASKED FOR FUNDS: "Up to the present time, the Packers have been self-supporting," the coach commented. "No fan or businessman has been called upon for a donation, and I don't think they ever will be. We have had no help from the city or the Association of Commerce, despite the fact that Green Bay has and is receiving favorable advertising that is hard to measure in dollars and cents. By the 'skin of out teeth' we were able to finish each season without profit or loss until 1929. A few times each year it is usually necessary for the directors to endorse notes from two to five thousand dollars so that our team could go east. Other times they posted our guarantee fund, underwriting it personally. This mind you without a cent renumeration and having no assurance that they would get their money back. In 1929, 1930 and 1931, the corporation made money. With a comfortable bank balance, it was decided to spend money where it would do the most good. The playing field was improved upon (and, at this time, we have one of the finest fields in the country). Donations were given the American Legion and bonuses paid players."...IMPROVE PLAYING FIELD: "During the past ten years the Packers have spent $29,612 on the playing field; $2,500 has been given to the American Legion; $537 paid unemployed members of the American Legion for services at games; $2,799 paid city police and $6,203 paid to players at the end of the 1929, '30 and '31 seasons. If we could live the past five years over again and know what we know now, we probably would have a surplus of $25,000. But who wouldn't do otherwise if they could relive the last five years, either in business or pleasure? Our 1932 season was tough on our finances. Three days of rain cost us a minimum of $10,000 and we started our 1933 season with a deficit for the first time in history. Add to the unusual weather conditions the Packers lost a court case to Mr. Willard Bent, who sued the corporation for injuries received when he fell from a portable bleacher. Insurance was carried with the Southern Surety company to protect us against such injuries, but the Southern Surety company was declared bankrupt, and we had to take the load. In addition we had an assessment of $1,500 added to our $2,500 fee on our compensation insurance, making it necessary to pay $4,000 for coverage. We must carry this compensation insurance under state law."...CUTS IN SALARIES: "Naturally when planning our 1933 season, economy was the word. Salaries were slashed; our one thought in mind was to keep football in Green Bay. We applied for a friendly receiver to protect us from any embarrassment from our creditors. The Packer have an excellent record in settling with opponents immediately after each game and players have always been paid in full immediately after each contest. So this step was taken so our gate could not be attached. Probably the salary cuts had something to do with our season last year. Nevertheless the season finished without financial loss. We must have money to operate next year. But I have explicit confidence in the 'Four Horsemen' of the Packer corporation who have done so much in the past. They are Leland Joannes, A.B. Turnbull, Dr. W.W. Kelly and Gerald F. Clifford. For many years they have been doing fine work and spending much of their valuable time and quite often considerable money of their own - and will guide us through the present unpleasant situation, providing we all stick to the ship."...KILLED IN PROVIDENCE: "Football was killed in Providence, Philadelphia, Akron and other cities through lack of cooperation. In Philadelphia one of the strongest organizations in the country guided the club. Some members of the club thought they could run things better than officers who had been in for years. Senator Royle and Bob Haynes stepped out. A year and a half later, Philadelphia stepped out of the league. There is no substitute for experience. As long as you have men interested in an organization as you have the present directors, you will professional football here." Discussing the playing side of the professional game. the coach pointed out that Green Bay bids well to have one of the strongest teams in the league next year. He predicted that with a few "breaks" the team would be a pennant winner in 1934. The future of professional football is assured, the coach pointed out, calling attention to the attitude taken by leading sport critics and followers throughout the country. The interest in this game has spread rapidly in recent years and will grow even more, he predicted. New rules that the pros have adopted, tending to open up the game have done a lot to popularize the sport, Lambeau believes. He also predicted that the dead-ball rule soon would be a thing of the past...MANY STARS SIGNED: The coach said that plans are in the making to bring several outstanding players to Green Bay this year. Some fine performers already have been signed, but because they are still eligible for competition in colleges, no announcement can be made yet. Joe Laws, Iowa quarterback, recently signed by the Packers, was praised by Lambeau as the outstanding signal caller of the 1933 college season. Laws is big and powerful and can do everything well, he said. The Packer coach told the Lions that in his opinion very few All-American performers make good professional players. Usually an all-American star does one thing in such outstanding fashion that he is heralded far and wide for this achievement. He is placed on an all-American squad, yet may have many faults. In the pro game, a player must be good in all departments. He not only has to be a good runner, but must be a better blocker than he is a backfield man.



MAR 10 (Green Bay) - From the country that has produced such great football stars as Ernie Pinckert, Ernie Nevers, Morley Drury and Nate Barrager will come another outstanding performer to the NFL next year. He is Adolphus John Schwammel, Oregon State tackle, whose signed contract to play with the Green Bay Packers this fall, was received here today the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau. Schwammel is the second great college football player of the 1933 season to be signed to a Packer contract. A few weeks ago, Joe Laws, crack Iowa quarterback, was signed by the Green Bay team. Coach Lambeau saw both men perform in the East-West game at Kezar stadium on the west coast and was impressed with their work. He talked to them and several other stars at that time and today completed negotiations with Schwammel. The Oregon State lineman was a standout performer in the Pacific coast circuit, according to Coach Lambeau. Weighing 215 pounds and standing six feet, two inches in height, he is rugged and tough and loves the game. He also is a great kicker and it was his field goal from the 45-yard line that brought victory to Oregon State against Jimmy Crowley's Fordham Rams last year. Schwammel was given honorable mention on both Liberty and Collier's All-American teams and was chosen on the first squad of the Associated Press in 1932. His all-around ability should make him a valuable man for the Green Bay squad, the coach believes. In the East-West game, Schwammel turned in great work, according to Lambeau. He was a terror on defense, smashing down everything sent at his side of the line. On offense he opened wide holes charging like a demon into the East wall. The Packer coach expects to add several other players, equally as strong as the first two signed to contracts. It is hoped to get two new guards, a like number of tackles, one center and probably three more backfield men to add to the best of last year's squad.


MAR 24 (Green Bay) - One of the greatest athletes ever seen in Fox River Valley conference competition has been signed to play football with the Green Bay Packers. He is Champ Seibold, former Oshkosh high track and football star and later a performer with freshmen teams at Ripon and the University of Wisconsin. Seibold is six feet-four tall and weighs 235 pounds. He played a year at Ripon after graduating from Oshkosh and was a sensation on the freshman team at Wisconsin last fall. He was expected to be an outstanding performer on Coach Clarence Spears Wisconsin team next season but last Saturday was declared ineligible for Big Ten competition by the Wisconsin athletic board. The action caused Seibold to quit the university and professional clubs immediately sought his services. The board's action was taken after Major John Griffith, commissioner of the Big Ten athletics made an investigation of a financial transaction that followed his departure from Ripon college. Siebold claimed that it was perfectly regular and was supported by many friends, but the board held that it altered his eligibility status and ruled him out of competition. While at Oshkosh Seibold played both tackle and fullback. He was seen in action against Green Bay teams many times, turning in fine performances. He also won honors in track setting records with shotput and discuss. He graduated from Oshkosh High in 1931. Although somewhat younger than most players who break into the professional circuit, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers expects Seibold to make good his first year. He has a powerful body, loves the game and does everything well, the coach reports. Seibold is the third new man to be added to the Packer roster for the 1934 season. 


MAR 25 (Detroit) - Detroit will be represented in the Western Division of the NFL next fall, it was announced Sunday. A Detroit syndicate, headed by George A. Richards, has acquired an option on the Portsmouth, O., franchise and the deal will be closed in less than three weeks, according to Irvin (Cy) Huston, widely known Detroit sportsman who has been appointed general manager. Huston said that the University of Detroit stadium had been secured as the site for games. All league games will be played on Sunday afternoons, with some exhibition games on Wednesdays, probably at night. The Portsmouth team had a fair record last fall. Richards and Huston plan to build up the roster, adding players from the University of Detroit, Michigan and Michigan State...BERNARD, PETOSKEY SOUGHT: Negotiations are underway, Huston said, to sign Charles Bernard, Wolverine All-American center, and Ted Petoskey, Michigan end, rated one of the best in the West last fall. Other deals pending may bring both Bob Monnett and Abe Eliowitz to the Detroit fold. The latter two players were responsible largely for keeping Jim Crowley's Spartan teams in the sports headlines for several seasons. Monnett is under a Green Bay Packers' contract and Eliowitz's contract is owned by the Brooklyn eleven. Eliowitz played rugby in Canada last year. Earl (Dutch) Clark, out of pro football last fall, will come with the Portsmouth franchise, as will Glenn Presnell, former Nebraska star. The latter was named on the pro All-America backfield last fall. Clark was a smart Colorado College quarterback and halfback and he is rated highly in pro circles. He has had two years' pro experience. The franchise brings to Detroit the entire Portsmouth squad.


MAR 26 (Portsmouth) - The Portsmouth Spartans, one of the strongest teams in the NFL, were sold Saturday night to a Detroit syndicate headed by George A. Richards. No sale price was announced. The Detroit group, in purchasing the franchise, bought the services of Coach George (Potsy) Clark and 26 players along with it. The team will play its games in the University of Detroit stadium next fall. The financial burden of supporting the professional football team was a bit too heavy for Portsmouth, a city of some 40,000 although the team has been a member of the National league for four years, runners-up for the title twice. Harry Snyder, business manager of the Spartans, may go to the New York Giants football team as a business office associate of Tim Mara. Directors of the Portsmouth club announced their action Saturday evening, subject to certain approval of stockholders at a meeting here Friday, April 6. The sale marks the third entry of Detroit into the National league. In 1926, a Detroit football team joined the National league with Jimmy Conzelman as manager. The squad played Green Bay's Packers twice, Green Bay winning at home, 21 to 0, and taking a 6 to 0 decision at Detroit. Gus Sonnenberg was a member of the Detroit team that year. In 1927 the team dropped out of the league. In 1928 the Cleveland football club, headed by Le Roy Andrews, was moved to Detroit and played one year in that city. After the 1928 season the squad was bought by the New York Giant syndicate, the Giants moving the entire team to the eastern city. Benny Friedman played with the team at Cleveland, Detroit and New York. The Packers did not play Detroit in 1928. Football has been a losing proposition here the past two years despite rigid economies and a strong team, and the decision to sell the franchise was made only after an attempt to raise funds failed.


MAR 31 (Green Bay) - The name of another outstanding college football star of the 1933 collegiate season was added today to the rapidly growing list of new players signed by the Green Bay Packer Football corporation to bolster the 1934 team. Carl Jorgenson, a 200-pound tackle from St. Mary's on the Pacific coast, is the latest addition to the Packer roster. His signed contract was received today at the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau. Jorgenson is the fourth new man to be signed by the Green Bay team this year. Jorgenson performed with the All-Star West team in the annual West-East game at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. Coach Lambeau, who attended the game, was so impressed with the big tackle's work that he immediately made plans to line him up for the Packer eleven. According to Coach Lambeau, Jorgenson was one of the most aggressive lineman on the field. Teamed with Adolph Schwammel, he broke up play after play sent at the West line by East quarterbacks. He is rugged, fast and a hard-charging lineman, the coach claims and should fit perfectly into the Packer picture as he is familiar with the Green Bay style of offense as St. Mary's uses many plays similar to those employed by the Packers. Jorgenson is 22 years old, six feet one inch tall, and weighs 200 pounds. His home is Burlingame, Calif., and he has been a regular on the St. Mary's team for the past three years. Jorgenson was chosen as a tackle on the second All-American team named by Grantland Rice in Collier's weekly magazine. He was given honorable mention on the Liberty all-players' team and chosen on practically every all-Western eleven named. The Packer coach plans to add six or eight more new men before the 1934 season opens and will recall several of the outstanding men of last year's team. He hopes to get another center, a pair of guards and four or five more backs to help round out the squad.


APR 3 (Green Bay) - Henry Bruder of Indianapolis is a prospective University of Illinois football star, but Illini don't wish to call him "Hank" for fear of confusion with Northwestern's "Hard Luck Hank" Bruder of a few years ago who now performs with the Green Bay Packers. Hank's hard luck seems to have deserted him the past year or two; he has been going along fine....There will probably be three big-time professional football leagues in operation next fall - the National league, for the midwest and east, the same as last year's circuit, the American league, a new circuit for the West coast being formed by R.E. Whittlesey and a Southern league, being organized by S.A. Godman, who heads the Memphis Tigers. And those Memphis Tigers will be tough again, probably just as tough as they were the year the Packers played them a few season ago. What was that score? But why bring that up? The Packers still burn every time they think about it.


APR 23 (Green Bay) - Appointment for a rules committee to study and prepare proposed changes in the playing code for the NFL has been made by Joseph Carr, president of the circuit, according to word from Columbus today.  The league president named E.L. Lambeau, Green Bay; Lud Wray, Philadelphia; Steve Owen, New York; Potsy Clark, Detroit, and George Halas, Chicago, as members of the committee. The men will correspond and interchange views in the next five or six weeks preparatory to a rules meeting at Chicago early in June. Plans to make the game even more open that it is now will be considered, according to Coach Lambeau.


APR 28 (Green Bay) - Further indications that Green Bay's Packer football club will be greatly strengthened by outstanding college football performers before the 1934 season rolls around is seen in the announcement today by Coach E.L. Lambeau that Phil Poth, from far off Gonzaga University, has been added to the Green Bay roster. Poth, a giant guard, is the fifth new man added to the Packer roster in recent weeks. According to the Green Bay coach, several more outstanding players will be added to the Packer roster in the next few weeks. He has been in constant touch with leading college performers of the 1933 season and believes some of the greatest players in the country will be with the squad in this season. Poth comes highly recommended the coach said. He played three years of varsity football under Coach M.J. Pecarovitch, and was one of the best running guards on the coast. He is 5 feet 11 1/2 inches tall and weighs 218 pounds and gained a fine reputation as a blocker at Gonzaga. Coach Pecarovitch reports that Poth was also the mainstay of his line on defense. He is quiet, in civil life, but determined and aggressive when on a football field and an inspiration to teammates, Pecarovitch started in a communication received here recently. Many authorities picked him on all-Pacific coast teams and some gave him all-American rating.


MAY 1 (De Pere) - "Never has the future of pro football been so bright as this year," said E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, while telling the De Pere Rotary club at its weekly dinner last night at the Union hotel, of the encouraging outlook for continued success of the Packers, three times champions of the NFL. The Packers will be stronger, this fall, in several sport, the coach thinks, and so expressed himself. The quarterback position, so troublesome last year, will be occupied by an outstanding performer, Lambeau said. Joe Laws, Iowa, is the man the coach is confident will handle that important position satisfactorily...CONSIDER MILWAUKEE GAME: Laws is from 30 to 40 pounds heavier than three other college quarterbacks mentioned as All-Americans last season, and that extra weight makes him more valuable in the pro game, the coach continued. More weight and intelligence will be found in the center of the line this year. Lambeau claimed on the knowledge he has of players signed, some of whom have been announced, but names of others withheld for good reasons. The backs and ends will be as good as last year, he added. In answer to a question as to whether the Packers will play a game in Milwaukee next fall, Coach Lambeau said no decision has been reached, but the question will be discussed thoroughly, and it appeared he favored a Milwaukee appearance of the team in view of the support accorded the Packers by Milwaukee sport fans and the newspapers. Financial reasons figure in a Milwaukee exhibition, it was pointed out by the coach, who said the Packers made $5,000 when they played the Giants last fall in Milwaukee, whereas they lost $6,000 the year previous when the Giants came to the Packers' stadium under a big guarantee...ENCOURAGEMENT NEEDED: "We want the best games in Green Bay," declared the coach while continuing his discussion of playing before a Milwaukee audience. Lambeau devoted considerable time to a discussion of the prospects of Green Bay, the smallest city in the league, remaining in the circuit, and of Packer financials. He said that if the "Four Horsemen", the name he applied to Leland H. Joannes, A.B. Turnbull, Dr. W.W. Kelly and George F. Clifford, are encouraged by the fans, and not criticized, there is no question but that the Packers will continue in the league indefinitely. The four gentlemen, Mr. Lambeau said, work without pay, buy season tickets every year, spend their own money to go to league meetings in New York or other cities, and make other sacrifices on behalf of the Packers, because they are sportsmen and believe in the value of the Packers as a Green Bay institution. Unwarranted criticisms and untruths, about such loyal officials, will discourage them, whereas encouragement should be accorded them, Lambeau asserted. Nearly $40,000 has been paid out in 10 years by the Packers to improve the gridiron and increase the seating capacity of the stadium, in wages to legionnaires and city police, and as bonuses to players, Mr. Lambeau told the Rotarians. The money put into the playing field was $29,612. Bonuses totaled $6,203. The American Legion received $2,550, unemployed legionnaires received $537 and city police received $2,799, in that period, he declared...NEED ANOTHER GOOD YEAR: An impression, which prevailed a few years ago, that the Packers are a "gold mine", and the club's coffers are loaded with money, was never refuted, although not true, Mr. Lambeau said, for the good reason that such an idea is helpful in dealing with other league clubs. The Giants, for example, he said, are more liable to book the Packers for a game in Green Bay if they think the club is financially strong. The guarantee the Giants demand is big, he said, and they want to be sure of getting their money. However, finances were at a low ebb when the 1933 campaign started, he said. That year was the first the club faced a deficit in opening a season. The losses sustained in 1932 depleted the former reserve, he said. Three rainy Sundays in 1932 cost the Packers about $10,000, he estimated. On top of that, an injury was sustained by a fan falling from the bleachers, and the company carrying the insurance failed, so another burden fell on the association. However, a good year in 1934 will put the Packers back in sound financial condition, he said.



MAY 3 (Stillwater, OK) - Rudy Comstock, 33, for three years a regular on the Green Bay Packer football club of the NFL was named assistant coach at Oklahoma A. and M. college here today. Comstock will succeed "Puny" James, who went to Tulsa High school as football coach. Comstock was one of the veterans of the National league, having played for nine years as a member of teams of Buffalo, Philadelphia, the New York Giants and Green Bay. He went to Green Bay three years ago from the New York Giants. A graduate of Georgetown University, Comstock was rated as one of the outstanding guards of the eastern collegiate world when he was signed for his first work in the pro circuit with Buffalo. Always a hard worker, he played fine football with Buffalo, Philadelphia, the New York Giants and Green Bay. For the past few years Comstock has been working during the winter and summer months in Warren, Ohio, although his home originally was in Stillwater...The announcement of the appointment of Rudy Comstock, Bay guard, to a position as assistant coach at Oklahoma A. and M. was received here today with regret by Coach E.L. Lambeau that he is losing a good player. "I am sorry to lose Rudy," the coach said, "but am glad that he has received such a good position. He should make an excellent choice. Rudy was one of the most conscientious workers on our squad. He was always willing and could be called upon to play 60 minutes in any game."


MAY 8 (Madison) - H.J. Mortensen, state commissioner of insurance, was given authority today to bring a suit against the Indiana Liberty Mutual Insurance company to prevent the collection of an assessment against former Wisconsin policy holders amounting to one annual premium. The permission was granted by Governor Schmedeman and Attorney General Finnegan following a recent hearing on Mortensen's petition...DENIED LICENSE IN 1932: The company, in February, 1932, was denied a license to continue business in Wisconsin on grounds of failing financial conditions. Later it withdrew from the state and cancelled all unexpired insurance contracts in Wisconsin in October, 1932. The company then levied an assessment equal to one annual premium against all members and former members including Wisconsin policy holders whose policies had not expired prior to March 17, 1932. Mortensen estimated the assessment would amount to $419,255. The


opinion of the governor and attorney general held that the company could have paid its unpaid losses and reasonable expenses from its liquid assets at the time the assessment was made and that the proposed 100 percent levy was unreasonable and void...HAVE NO OBLIGATION: "It appears that the purpose of the company's assessment is to rehabilitate the company in which the former Wisconsin policy holders have no interest or obligation so to do," the opinion said. The company has retained Wisconsin attorneys in an attempt to force the collection and its counsel has indicated it will carry the case to the state Supreme Court if necessary...PACKER HAD POLICY: The Green Bay Football corporation, the Packers, was a policy holder of this insurance company and paid a premium for the year in question of $2,500 which means the corporation will save that amount if the state's suit is successful.


MAY 18 (Green Bay) - E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers football team, is being sued by his wife, Marguerite, for divorce, it was learned definitely Friday and he already is complying with a court order to pay her temporary alimony. Mr. and Mrs. Lambeau, on friendly terms although they have been separated for several weeks, conferred Friday morning in the officer of her attorney, Allan V. Classon. An effort was being made to settle the case without a divorce hearing, it was said. If this is not done, the case will go to court in a few weeks, it was understood. The Lambeaus joked when they met in Classon's office, it was reported. "What are you going to pay me?" she was said to have asked jestingly. "Nothing," Lambeau replied, smiling. "You should pay me something to get rid of me." Later, Lambeau said that he and his wife had simply agreed to disagree, and that they remained on the friendliest of terms. "We hold no animosity toward each other," he said. "Certain reporters who claim to have pictures of me with a movie actress on the coast are not telling the truth. Only one picture was taken of me and that was with Myrna Kennedy, who is a married woman, sitting between Red Grange and me." Lambeau referred to a picture snapped with Miss Kennedy on the Packers' bench, at one of the exhibition football games played on the Pacific coach last winter. Both attorneys said that any charges in the case would not be sensational, that no third party was involved and that it was merely a situation in which "two friends" agreed to part amicably. Mrs. Lambeau has filed no complaint against her husband. This will not be done, it was understood, until just before the case is presented for recording in court. The proceedings thus far have been exceedingly secret and even Mrs. Lambeau's petition for temporary alimony was kept under cover. The clerk of Circuit Judge Henry Graass' court, where the petition was heard, had repeatedly denied knowledge of any court action by Mrs. Lambeau. However, in a document stamped May 1 at the Brown County courthouse, the court order: That Lambeau pay to Atty. Allan Classon $100 on or before May 15 to enable the plaintiff to carry on her suit for temporary alimony. That Lambeau pay to the clerk of circuit court of Brown County for the use of the plaintiff, Marguerite Lambeau, sums ranging from $25 to $50 up to May 15 and thereafter $100 a month for her support and maintenance. That Mrs. Lambeau be allowed the custody and charge of the minor child of the parties, Donald Lambeau, until the further order of the court. That the plaintiff be given temporary possession of the home in the town of Allouez and that the defendant shall pay for the upkeep, such as light, fuel, water, insurance and taxes. That until further order of the court Lambeau desist from imposing any personal restraint on the personal liberties of Mrs. Lambeau or interfering with Donald Lambeau, and that he desist from going upon the premises of the Lambeau home or in anyway interfering in Mrs. Lambeau's occupancy of it. That Lambeau absolutely refrain from disposing of, concealing or encumbering any of his property, excepting such sums as may be necessary for complying with the the present court order. Lambeau, it is understood, has complied fully with all the requirements of the order and has made the payments specified on schedule. He is represented by Gerald Clifford, Green Bay attorney.


MAY 22 (Green Bay) - Observations at random...George Marshall, president of the Boston National league pro football club, is now the owner of the Washington Times, one of the leading newspapers in Washington...Luby Demolico has been signed by the Pittsburgh club as its coach for next year. He is a veteran of the Pittsburgh district and has a large following, it is said...George Halas, Lud Wray, Steve Owen, E.L. Lambeau and Potsy Clark former the National league football rules committee. They are not contemplating any changes in this year's rules, at least no radical changes...The New York Giants are planning exhibition football games at New Rochelle Sept. 9, Orange Sept. 13 and Paterson Sept. 16...A group of cities in the southwest section of the country - Memphis, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas and Fort Worth - are planning a minor league of professional football to be known as the American Association. They have made some progress, but no definite plans have been completed. 


MAY 22 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe F. Carr of the NFL today announced the members of the schedule committee for the 1934 season. With Carr as chairman, the committee will submit a schedule to the annual meeting of the league in July. Members of the committee are George P. Marshall, president of the Boston Redskins; L.H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packers; John V. Mara, president of the New York Giants, and George S. Halas, president of the Chicago Bears. The National league will open its season about the middle of September and close the second Sunday in December. On the third Sunday the playoff for the world championship between the winners of the eastern and western divisions will be held.


MAY 23 (Green Bay) - Mrs. Marguerite Lambeau, wife of E.L. "Curly" Lambeau, was granted a decree of divorce from the Packer football coach by Judge Henry Graass in circuit court Tuesday afternoon on ground of cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Lambeau's complaint charged that her husband has quarreled with her repeatedly, commencing soon after their marriage; that he had informed her that he no longer cared for her, and wished her to secure a divorce. His conduct, she stated, had so affected her health that it was no longer possible for her to live with him. The testimony was largely perfunctory in nature to establish the grounds under the statute. By stipulation between the parties, the defendant must pay to the plaintiff the sum of $5,000; $1,000 in cash, notes for $3,000 and two $500 bonds. She also receives the Allouez residence and contents and the Nash car. Custody of their 14-year old, Donald, is given to the mother with the provision that the father must pay $10 a  month for his board and all his other expenses, including a college education. The father is given permission to see the child at all reasonable hours, but neither party may remove him from the state for residence purposes except by mutual permission or court order. Judge Graass expressed some skepticism as to the success of dividing the boy's expenses between the two parents, but the attorneys stated that this arrangement had been arranged upon. "If the arrangement isn't kept, I'll be right in here to demand that it be kept," declared Attorney Allan V. Classon, representing Mrs. Lambeau. "There is no doubt that it will be kept," replied Attorney G.F. Clifford. "Curly plans to give this boy a college education. As for his clothes, his father has been in the clothing business for years, and is better fitted to buy them than anyone else." "I can assure the court that the boy will be taken care of," stated the defendant.


MAY 24 (Green Bay) - A schedule committee has been appointed by President Joe F. Carr of the NFL to draw up the National league program. The group will meet some time later this month. The schedule must be approved at the annual meeting by at least a three-fourth vote of those present. The annual meeting will held in New York June 30 and July 1...St. Louis is seeking a franchise in the circuit, and may be admitted. Promoters are "hot" to put a team in the circuit, claiming St. Louis a "natural" for pro football...Bob Monnett and Champ Seibold, Packer players, would like work in Green Bay for the summer months to condition them for the football season. Do you know of anything?...The Fort Atkinson team of the State semi-pro football league would like to play Green Bay in the opening practice game next year. Mike Davey is running the team.


MAY 25 (Green Bay) - Rollie Halfman, as rugged a backfield man as Marquette ever turned out, today was added to the rapidly growing list of new men who will be seen in a Green Bay Packer football uniform this fall. The signed contract of Halfman was received at the office of Earl. L. (Curly) Lambeau, Packer coach, this morning. Weighing 185, Halfman is tough, hard-hitting and loves to play. At Marquette he played both fullback and halfback, doing excellent work at both positions. He is an excellent man on defense, being able to back up the line with the best of them. He runs hard and low, with plenty of drive. Halfman played varsity football for three years at Marquette and was sought by the Cardinals, Bears and Packers, but chose to come here when a contract was offered...GOOD BASEBALL PLAYER: In addition to football, Halfman is an excellent baseball player. He is playing with Wisconsin Rapids at present, but has been offered a chance with the Cincinnati Red Legs. He plays in the outfield. Halfman's home is in Fond du Lac. The former Marquette star is the sixth new man added to the Packer roster this spring....PLAYED WITH ALUMNI: The Packer coach saw Halfman play last year and watched him again a few weeks ago in the annual Marquette-Alumni practice game to wind up spring football practice. He turned in a fine performance in the game with the varsity. Coach Lambeau plans to add probably another seven or eight new men and give contracts to the outstanding men of last year's team in his plans to rebuild the squad for the 1934 race. He has been communicating with several players for the past few weeks and expects to announce receipt of contracts shortly.


JUN 6 (Green Bay) - We got into a discussion of suggested rule changes for the 1934 season in the NFL the other day and everyone had a proposal to make. There are so many plans brought up that we decided to investigate a bit and find out, from first hand, just what the rule makers of the circuit were planning to do. Calling on Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Packers, a member of the league rules committee, we got from him a number of changes proposed for the playing code. Some 16 changes are under consideration, the coach reported. He went on to enumerate them and explain that members of the rules committee have had a great deal of correspondence on the proposals and will meet some time late this month to vote on the new code. Following are the proposed changes, only a few of which are expected to be adopted: 1 - That the defensive team be permitted to advance with a fumbled ball. 2 - That the defensive team be permitted to advance with a fumbled ball, except in the case of a fumbled lateral pass. 3 - That on all incomplete lateral passes the ball be declared dead and to count a down the same as an incomplete forward pass. 4 - That in the case of a touchback, the ball would be put in play on the 30-yard line. (It is put into play on the 20-yard mark, now.) 5 - Reinstatement of the onside kick. 6 - That a player entering the game be permitted to communicate with his teammates immediately, instead of waiting until one play is completed. 7 - That the timeout period be reduced from two minutes to one minute. 8 - That the time between halves be reduced from 15 to 10 minutes. 9 - That the rule changes made by the colleges be adopted. 10 - That rule changes made by the colleges be adopted, except that in the case of the rule which permits one incomplete pass over the goal line be limited to a play from a position where the ball was put in play on the 20-yard line or inside of it. (If a ball is passed over the goal line from outside the 20-yard line the same penalty as in force now would remain.) 11 - That the officials must notify the coach of each team when the team has exhausted its three legal timeouts. 12 - That a forward pass made hand-to-hand back of the line of scrimmage, which becomes incomplete, is to ruled a fumble. 13 - That within the 10-yard line a defensive team be penalized only half the distance to the goal instead of five yards. Suggested improvements include: 1 - That all teams be completely uniformed; either completely stockinged or completely without stockings. 2 - That four officials be used in all league games. 3 - That a professional football rule book be published before the opening of the 1935 season. Proposal No. 1 has many


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backers and is expected to be adopted as it would help enliven the game. No. 13, proposed by Coach Lambeau, also has many supporters, as the coaches point out that the last 10 yards to a goal line is the hardest to make and a team should not be penalized too much in that strip.


JUN 7 (Green Bay) - The name of another former university football player was added to the growing list of Green Bay Packer squad members today when Curtis (Duke) Millheam, a former Notre Dame quarterback, signed a contract. Millheam, a well-built young athlete whose home is in Beloit, played with the Notre Dame varsity one year, in 1930. He was one of the greatest high school athletes ever developed at Beloit, starring in football and basketball. He played basketball with the Beloit team in the state YMCA tournament in 1932 and for the past two years has played quarterback for the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks, winners of the state semi pro football championship. In announcing receipt of Millheam's contract today, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers reported that several other young college performers also were being sought to help bolster the team for the 1934 season. He plans to bring many candidates here this year, giving the Green Bay team the biggest squad of new men it has had in years. The Beloit back in the seventh athlete signed by the Packers for the 1934 season. He is the fourth backfield ace secured, others signed being linemen.


JUN 8 (Columbus, OH) - Schedule makers of the NFL will hold their annual meeting in New York City on Saturday and Sunday, June 30 and July 1, Joe F. Carr, league president, announced today. Besides drawing up the 1934 schedule, league officials will confirm the purchase of the Portsmouth franchise by the Detroit club, headed by George Richards, Carr said. Other members of the league this year are New York, Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cards, Cincinnati and Green Bay.


JUN 21 (Green Bay) - A giant lineman, one of the stars of the Big Ten conference last year, was added to the Green Bay Packer roster today when the signed contract of Robert Jones, Indiana guard, was received at the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau. Lambeau saw the big lineman play on the All-Star East team in the annual East-West game on the Pacific coast New Years' day and talked to the youth at that time. He reached a verbal agreement with Lambeau at that time to come to Green Bay to play professional football, being the first of the crop of new men to come to terms. He did not verify the verbal agreement until today, however...22 YEARS OLD: According to the coach, Jones should make an ideal professional performer. He is 22 years old, weighs 215 pounds and is 6 feet, 2 1/2 inches tall. He was pulled out of the line to punt on several occasions in the East-West game, booting the ball consistently more than 50 yards. While at Indiana, he played both fullback and guard, working in the line position most of the time, however. The new man is big and rugged and is a fine blocker, Coach Lambeau reports, adding that he pulls out of the line with speed and does good work at running interference. While at Indiana, Jones played with Ralph Schilawsky and Richard Zoll, a pair of former Green Bay West high stars who earned letters there last year. Zoll played tackle and Schilawsky end on the same side of the line as Jones. Both speak highly of the new Packer.


JUN 26 (Green Bay) - Changes in the playing rules will be one of the most important items placed before the NFL owners and coaches by Joe F. Carr, president of the circuit, at the annual meeting of the league in New York next Saturday and Sunday. The Rules committee headed by George Halas, coach and owner of the Chicago Bears' world champions, has received more than ten suggested changes from other members of the committee but it is likely that only three or four of these will be accepted by the club owners. At present the league code is similar to the college code except for several notable exceptions such as the goal posts being on the goal line, forward passing being permitted up to the line of scrimmage, and allowing the ball carrier to advance until actually downed. It is felt a few more changes will be submitted that have an excellent chance of being included in the new code. The old rule regarding a fumble being run by the defensive team is strongly sponsored. The league tutors are not inclined to favor the change in college rules permitting the first pass over the goal line to be ruled only an incompleted aerial. They would prefer to see this possible only inside the twenty yard stripe. The

argument in favor of rejecting the college changes is that the pro game already has a more liberal pass rule in permitting tosses from any point up to the line of scrimmage.


JUN 27 (Green Bay) - Word has been received here today by Paul Burke, that Paul Fitzgibbons, former Green Bay Packer halfback and quarterback, has been stricken with infantile paralysis at Los Angeles and will be laid up for several months. Fitzgibbons, a physician and neurologist at the Los Angeles County General hospital, was stricken about two months ago and probably will be confined for another six months.



JUL 2 (GREEN BAY) - Green Bay's professional football team will play a schedule of 13 games in the NFL this year, meeting the strongest teams of the circuit at home and on foreign fields. Six league games are booked in Green Bay. The league season will open Sept. 16 at Green Bay with a strong Philadelphia eleven furnishing the opposition. On successive Sundays will come the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Detroit (formerly Portsmouth), Cincinnati and the Chicago Cardinals. Two games will be played with the New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati, the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit. A third game also may be played with the Cardinals...


ADOPT RULE CHANGES: At the annual meeting here over the weekend, the league directors adopted several rule changes for the 1934 season, approved the transfer of the Portsmouth franchise to Detroit, re-elected officers and drew up the schedule. New rules adopted by the professionals  include a provision allowing newly injected players to communicate with teammates before the first play, another to have officials notify coaches when each team has exhausted its legal three minute timeouts in each half. A hand-to-hand forward pass incomplete behind the line of scrimmage will be termed a fumble in the league with either team permitted to recover, according to another change and within 10 yards of the goal line a defensive team will be penalized only half the distance to the goal line instead of five yards as heretofore on offside and in-motion penalties. The professionals also adopted the new rules approved for colleges. One provides for a smaller football and another allows a team to toss forward passes into the end zone on the first down without it being called a touchback. The fumble rule was debated but no change made in it, with the exception of the back-of-the-line play...JOE CARR RE-ELECTED: Joseph Carr, Columbus, Ohio, was re-elected president of the league and Carl Storck, Detroit, named treasurer. The new executive committee includes George Halas, Chicago; Dr. Henry March, New York, and Bert Bell, Philadelphia. Football trades completed at the meeting brought to Cincinnati four player of national renown. Tay Brown and Marger Apsit, tackle and halfback from Southern California, will go to the Reds from Boston in exchange for Frank Abruzzino, Colgate state. John Lyons, Tulsa, will go from the Cardinals to the Reds and they also will get Frank Stevenson, Arizona back, from the Chicago Bears. Two Alabama stars, Jim Dildie, end, and Bob Kirkland, guard, also have been signed by the Reds, who will send Ray Smith, Missouri center, to Brooklyn for a player to picked later. Ed Danowski, whose ownership was disputed by the New York Giants and Boston, was awarded to the Giants...PLAY FOR TROPHY: The Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, in honor of the famous official who died recently, will go to the winner of the league championship, it was decided. Play will be eastern and western divisions again with the winners of each section meeting for the titles. The championship games will be alternated between the two sections starting next fall. Coach E.L. Lambeau, Green Bay's representative at the session, announced that the team would start practice the first week in September and a non-league game will be booked for Sept. 9 to open the season.


JUL 13 (Green Bay) - Another young man whose home is in Wisconsin, the fourth signed to date, was added to the Green Bay Packer roster today when Coach E.L. Lambeau received the signed contract of Chester (Swede) Johnson, former Appleton High star fullback. Johnson received a tryout with the Packer club in 1931, but lacked experience and was released for further training. Since that time he has been playing with the St. Louis Gunners in a southern professional circuit, turning in sensational performances. Last year, he was the outstanding man on the St. Louis club and three National league teams bid for his services this season, according to Coach Lambeau. Johnson is about 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 205 pounds and can do everything well, the coach reports. At Appleton high school he was a star track, basketball, football and baseball players, setting several conference track records. He is unusually fast for a big fellow, being able to do the 100-yard dash in better than 10.4 seconds. After graduating from Appleton High school in 1929, he entered Marquette university but did not stay there more than through his freshman year. He played with Fort Atkinson in 1930, came to Green Bay in 1931 and then finished that year and the 1932 and 1933 seasons with the St. Louis club.


JUL 14 (Iowa City, IA) - Linemen of the University of Iowa football squad will be coached this fall by Francis Schammel, all-American Hawkeye guard of last season. Appointment of Schammel as assistant coach was announced last night by C.M. Updegraff, chairman of the university athletic board...Francis Schammel, who was named Iowa line coach yesterday, was one of the Big Ten grid stars who was expected to sign a contract to play football with the Green Bay Packer eleven.


helped a lot to give the collegiate tinge to the post-graduate gridiron exhibitions at the stadium...RADIO REPLACES GRIDGRAPHS: The radio has brought one change in the Packer picture. Now when the team is playing away from home, the fans tune in on a Milwaukee station and get a running story but it wasn't so long ago that the gridgraph would be set up in the Columbus club and the game flashed on the big board. There was plenty of rooting and sometimes the furniture got smashed up a bit during a joyful demonstration over a Green Bay score. Even before the gridgraph, the fans would flock to Turner Hall and hear a play-by-play announcement of the game. Green Bay has had some great celebrations since Jean Nicolet set foot here some 300 years ago but next to the Armistice in 1918, probably the greatest demonstration of civic joy was when the first championship Packer team came home after a victorious eastern trip early in December of 1929...KING JOY RULED SUPREME: King Joy ruled supreme. When the train pulled in at the Northwestern station, red fire dotted the tracks from beyond the city limits, the band blazed forth "On, Wisconsin", and a surging mass of humanity simply carried the players from their special parlor cards to the big buses of the Wisconsin Public Service company. Thousands lined the streets as the parade moved across the bridge and to the city hall where an official welcome was extended. The players of the championship squad were heroes of the hour and the residents of Green Bay left nothing undone to cap the pennant winning year in a blaze of glory...HOLD VICTORY BANQUET: On the following night a victory banquet held forth at the Beaumont hotel, and the Packers were presented with victory medals along with a handsome purse which had been raised by the public spirited citizens. The victory celebration was repeated in 1930 and '31, but the 1929 welcome was the peak affair and it probably will be talked about for years to come. Green Bay, however, is loyal to the Packers in victory or defeat. Last December when the team returned after a lean trip around the circuit, there was a good sized turnout at the station and the loyal rooters expressed themselves with words of encouragement to the players. "That's the kind of spirit that makes a fellow bear down just a little bit harder," remarked one of the veterans. "We'll show 'em in 1934."...MANY OUTSTANDING GAMES: Of all the games that the Packers have played, the outstanding contest was in New York in 1929 when the Giants were smothered 20 to 6 in an argument that paved the way for Green Bay to win its first national championship. Going into the battle as underdogs and with two regular backs, Red Dunn and Eddie Kotal, on the injured list, the Packers played perfect football against Benny Friedman and his high priced aggregation of all-Americans. One of the high spots of this engagement was the fact that the Packers played all but two minutes of the game without a single substitution. The only substitution was Paul Minick for Him Bowdoin at a guard position. But there were other feature engagements. Take for instance in 1928 when Dick O'Donnell caught a pass from Red Dunn in the closing minutes of the last game of the season against the Bears in Chicago and scampered for the only touchdown of the combat. In 1927, the New York Yankees (with Red Grange on crutches) met defeat at the hands of the Packers in Green Bay, 13-0, before a crowd estimated at 13,000...PURDY'S DROP KICK: Back in 1926, the Packers whipped the Cardinals at Normal park, Chicago, thanks to Pid Purdy's dropkick, 3 to 0. In this contest, the Bays held for downs twice when the Cards had the ball, first down goal to go, only a football from the goal line. After a disastrous trip east in 1925, the Bays took the final tilt in Providence, 14 to 10. The win came with but minutes to play and it was Jimmy Crowley's circus catch of a forward pass that brought home the bacon. Football fans will never forget the way Tillie Voss snagged a pass while prone on the ground in the end zone for the winning touchdown of the Racine fracas which was played at Bellevue park in 1924. In 1923, the Packers were trailing Milwaukee, 7 to 3, in a state championship game at Borchert field, Milwaukee. The fourth quarter was halfway over and it looked like a defeat. However, Charlie Mathys passed to Lambeau and the Packer captain literally ran through Jimmy Conzelman, the Milwaukee quarterback, for the winning score...FIELD GOAL BY BUCK: Columbus faced the Packers here in 1922 and the game was played in a rainstorm. The old field at Hagemeister park was a sea of mud but Cub Buck wiped off his kicking show and sailed a placekick through the uprights for the only score of the game...FIRST LEAGUE VICTORY: The Bays scored their first victory in the NFL by defeating the Minneapolis Marines, 7 to 6, in 1921. The Gophs, using the Minnesota shift, counted first but the Packers came back in the fourth quarter by recovering a fumbled punt by Doc Regnier. Schmael plunged through for a touchdown and Capt. Lambeau added the extra point. In 1920, the 62-0 victory over Jimmy Nuss and his De Pere eleven stood out a high spot while in the opening year, 1919, the 17 to 0 victory against the Stambaugh, Mich., team was outstanding. In this contest, Riggie Dwyer, now register of deeds, basked in the limelight on the receiving end of several forward passes...TIE WITH PORTSMOUTH: The 1930 season had a lot of sensational tilts but the final contest at Portsmouth had thrills enough for a couple of seasons. The Packers needed a win or tie to cinch the title and the game ended with a 6 to 6 count despite the fact that the Spartans loaded up for the battle. The game at New York in 1931 was the bright spot. It seemed as if the Giants were going to blast the Bays' title hopes by Hank Bruder elected himself for the hero role and he grabbed an overhead toss, bowled over Benny Friedman and scampered for the winning score. In 1932, the game here with Portsmouth earned the "top line". The clubs didn't meet in 1931 and the Spartans had circulated a lot of propaganda about the "cheese champions". It was a see saw contest all the way and held the fans on tiptoe. In the last quarter, Clark Hinkle made himself famous here by breaking through for the winning touchdown as the fans pretty near went crazy with delight...TOOK PHILLIES INTO CAMP: Last fall the Packers had rather slim pickings. Injuries and tough breaks kept Coach Lambeau's team continually in a hole. Towards the close of the season the Packers went into Philadelphia. At this stage the Quakers were at the peak of their form while, on the other hand, the Bays were minus Cal Hubbard and several other veterans. However, the Bays came through with a brilliant exhibition of open football and Lud Wray's hirelings were nosed out by a 10-0 score in one of the best played games of the season...YEAR ROUND SEARCH: The Packer management carries on a year round search for football material. Back in the olden days, Coach Lambeau and his associates would do a lot of letter writing with prospective pro gridders and in some instances diamonds were found in the rough. However, times have changed. The Green Bay coach makes a yearly pilgrimage to the Pacific coast for the East-West game and also drops in at the other "Christmas circuit" engagements on the Pacific coast. This gives him personal contact with the cream of the collegians who have completed their varsity gridiron careers. Competition for the star "rah-rah" gridders is exceptionally keen as the big city clubs like the Chicago Bears and Cardinals, New York, Boston and Philadelphia go the limit in their bids for players. There is no salary limit in the NFL and naturally the Green Bay management is hard pressed at all times when seeking a player that some of the other teams are after...GOOD TOWN FOR PLAYERS: However, the Packers still hold one advantage as Green Bay is known as a good town for the players. For years, the Bay management has always shot square with its players. All obligations in the way of salaries and hospital bills have always been met to the last letter. This hospital bill angle is an important factor because there are a number of clubs in the league that only give a player two weeks' injury allowance and then cut off the pay until he is again physically fit for action. Every man on the Packer squad is insured by the corporation. The bill for this insurance runs close to $3,000 a season but it is money well invested and in the long run has paid dividends, not in actual cash but in a team morale that is second to none to any professional squad in the country. Some of the old Packer players, now coaching, have steered promising footballers to the Packers. Just for one example, take the case of Bob Monnett, the former Michigan State star. Nearly every pro team in the circuit was after the flash backfielder when he graduated at Lansing in 1933. Monnett went into a huddle with Jimmy Crowley, one of Green Bay's own, who had been his coach for three years and as a result Monnett joined the Packers last fall and probably was the outstanding first year gridder in the circuit...PLACE PLAYERS IN JOBS: Ever since its organization, the Football corporation has attempted to place the Packer players in positions here. An all year round residence enables the gridders to catch the Green Bay spirit and the old civic pride helps a lot when a team is battling to keep its doorstep clean. Verne Lewellen is a good example of how football helped put a player over. He came here in the fall of 1927 after graduating in law from Nebraska. Lewellen was taken in by a local law firm and soon after the state bar examination. It wasn't long before he began to be heard from in legal circles hereabouts, and, after a few years, he was elected district attorney on the Republican ticket and then named for a second term. Sportwriters all over the circuit gave Lew, the district attorney halfback, no end of publicity and the writers in New York simple ate this feature up....FEW HOME PRODUCTS: For the last 10 years, the home product players on the Packer teams have been few and far between. Coach Lambeau is one of Green Bay's own, and he has been with the Packers since the starting year. Charlie Mathys played quarter for the Packers from 1922 until the middle of the 1926 season. Tom Hearden was with the Bays in 1927, Dave Zuidmulder saw a couple of season of service while for the past several years Arnold Herber has been playing in the backfield and Art Bultman has been giving splendid service at center. Ken Radick, a lineman, was a member of the 1930 championship squad. Jimmy Crowley played two games as a Packer at the close of the 1925 season. Among the out of town veterans who have remained in Green Bay after finishing their years of actual competition on the



JUL 18 (Green Bay) - It is a long jump from passing the hat for a game in the open field when the cash would run less than a century note to playing at the Polo Grounds in New York where the gate receipts ran into five figures but that is just what the Packers, Green Bay's famous football eleven, have accomplished since 1919. For 15 years the Packers have performed on the gridiron and their fame has not alone brought glory to Green Bay but the whole state of Wisconsin as well. The Packers have engaged in 193 gridiron combats. Of these contests, the Green Bay eleven has won 131; there have been 43 defeats and 19 of the games resulted in ties. This gives the Packers an all time percentage of .751. The Packers have scored 3,115 points to their opponents' 919. Green Bay has its paper mills, railroads, cheese factories and fish houses but the Bays have brought more national publicity to this city than all the other institutions combined...KEY TO SUCCESS: How does Green Bay compete against the biggest cities in the nation and get away with it successfully? This question has often been asked and to the writer who has been associated with the Packers since the year after the war, the answer is team spirit, capable direction both on and off the field and the whole heated support of the football fans, not only of Green Bay but the entire Badger state and the upper Michigan peninsula. Team spirit, main stock in trade of the Packers, is a twin brother of Community Pride of which Green Bay has an overabundance. This city follows its Packers like Princeton does its Tigers and, as a result, there is a certain "something" in the football air around  these parts that is not to be found in any other spoke of the National wheel. The success of the Packers has put Green Bay on the national sport map in capital letters. From coast to coast, Green Bay is known as that Wisconsin city where they have the professional football team with college spirit...BEEN LIKED FOR YEARS: Everybody is strong for a winner and the Packers have been liked for years. Records of the National league show that Green Bay is the best drawing team in the circuit. Why? Because the fans of Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston or elsewhere know that when they go to see the Packers play, win, lose or draw, they are going to get their money's worth. The first year the Packers operated, the team was "fathered" by the Acme Packing company, one of Green Bay's war boom industries, to the extent of buying sweaters, a half dozen or so of footballs and several sets of shoulder pads for the selected stars. As to the rest of the equipment in those days the players furnished their own. Games were played at Hagemeister Park, now known as Joannes on the site of the present East high school. There was no fence nor bleachers and the hat was passed and spectators tagged to foot the bill for the visiting teams. Whatever was left went into the "kitty" and the pot was split between the players at the end of the season. In 1920, Neil Murphy, Joe Delloye associated with Frank Jonet, took over the team. Stands were built at the park and a fence was put up. This was a step in the right direction and the Packer players drew a more healthy cut when the schedule was completed...GOT LEAGUE FRANCHISE IN 1921: The next year John and Emmet Clair, who were connected with the packing plant, had the club and a franchise in the NFL was secured. The team did well against much faster competition and the increased attendance showed that the fans liked the improved brand of football. During the summer of 1921, the Claires left the city and a new organization composed of E.L. Lambeau, who was coach and captain of the team, Joseph Ordens, Nathan Abrams and G.W. Calhoun assumed the financial responsibilities. This group went through the season but the increased cost of players and the higher guarantees made the load too stiff for the individuals to carry. The team has a fairly successful season, despite the loss of the first four games. Of the other eight contests, five were victories and there were three tie games...FOOTBALL CORP. IS FORMED: Early in the summer of 1923, the Green Bay Football corporation was organized and purchased the league franchise, together with the players' contracts. A.B. Turnbull was the first president. Associated with him in the football promotion were a number of business and civic leaders, some of whom are still connected with the team management. Mr. Turnbull continued to serve as president through the 1926 season. Roy Evrard headed the Football corporation in 1927. Dr. W.W. Kelly was the team executive in 1929 and L.H. Joannes took over the reins in 1930 and continues to hold the presidential post. The present executive board is composed of President Joannes, ex-presidents Turnbull and Kelly, Charlie Mathys, former Bay quarterback, and G.L. Clifford, the corporation's attorney. The Packers were without a field in 1923. It was necessary to transfer playing activities to Bellevue park on Main-st. For two seasons, the team carried on at this location. Portable bleachers were purchased, benches were borrowed from the park and every other possible step taken to provide seats for the spectators...SECURED NEW FIELD: Before the 1924 season rolled around, the Packer management brought pressure to bear on the city for a new field. Wenzel Wiesner, who was mayor at that time, cooperated with the football officials and a stadium was laid out in Joannes park. A contract was let for permanent stands and a fence to Marcel Lambeau and by working his crew overtime daily for three weeks, he got the park in readiness for the first game. At that the carpenters were nailing the last boards on the fence only an hour before game time. Since that year the Packers have built up the City stadium until now it is one of the best football plants in the country. With a seating capacity of about 15,000 and every seat a good one, the Green Bay field has served as a model for gridiron fields in many cities of the country. The Packer management has spent thousands of dollars in improving the stadium and it now serves as a civic monument to those who carried on for professional football in Green Bay when things looked the darkest. And there were many of those "low spots" in the early years of the football corporation...ON SCHOOL BOARD PROPERTY: The field which is located on school board property is used by the high schools for their games and there is a cinder track around the playing field for the school boy runners. The stadium is also available for civic entertainments. During the high school band tournament this year, a night show was staged at the park which attracted thousands and the stadium will be the scene of drill marches and other features at the Wisconsin Legion convention here in August. Each year the Packer football corporation stages a season ticket drive before the season gets underway. Members of the corporation and volunteer solicitors campaign the city thoroughly during the drive. In some years, the advance season ticket sale went as high as $10,000 and this served as a nest egg to carry the club over the lean sports and rainy days. In the olden days, it was often necessary for members of the executive board to endorse notes at the bank to carry the Packers through with the necessary cash. The financial side of pro football in a city the size of Green Bay is a big problem but thanks to capable executives, the Packers have built up an enviable reputation around the circuit on the money side. When the season gets underway, the Packer management opens a main ticket office in the Columbus club which is open from morn until night for the home games. Ticket offices in recent years have also been established in a number of the leading cities in Wisconsin and upper Michigan as well. Football fans drive hundreds of miles to see the Packers play and request for tickets from Minneapolis, Duluth, St. Paul and all the upper Michigan cities are received for almost every game. The Packers are on the air for all their games. One of the Milwaukee stations sends their announcer up here for each contest while WHBY, the St. Norbert's college station, also serves the radio fans direct from the City stadium. Every Packer game is like a circus-day in Green Bay. Autos are parked for blocks around the City stadium. The railroads run special excursions here and the bus lines always put on reduced rates. The Bay eleven has built up a great following in the rural sections. Many of the Packer supporters never saw a college game but rain, hail or shine they flock to Green Bay when Coach Lambeau's hirelings are locking horns with the clubs from the metropolitan areas. The annual attack of "footballitis" which sweeps Green Bay each fall is one of those unexpected mysteries of the sport world which seems to be growing more acute even after 15 years...EVERYBODY GIVES HAND: From the promotion point of view one of the main reasons for success of the team is the cooperation of all civic and other agencies in the Green Bay Football corporation. The American Legion which cuts in on a share of the football receipts forms a stadium patrol each fall. This is composed of about 100 war veterans who help guard the field and gate entrances. The city band has not missed a home game of the Packers in 10 years and their services are donated. The musicians tune things up a bit before the contests and whenever there are no other half time programs they keep the spectators in a good mood with lively tunes. For a number of years, this organization always made a yearly trip to Chicago for the Bear game and the members of the band togged themselves out in Lumberjack outfits which always made a big hit with the spectators at Wrigley field...KNOT HOLE GANG: The Packer management has always catered to the "fans of tomorrow". There is a "knot hole gang" whose membership is composed of youngsters of short pants variety and these boys are admitted to the games at a quarter a head. Sometimes, the little fellows are allowed to enter two on a ticket. An open invitation is extended each year to the high school football teams of the vicinity to be "pay guests" at the games. In other words, these scholastic gridiron warriors are given bargain prices and at some of the games there have been a half a dozen different squads in attendance...PLENTY OF COLOR HERE: One of the main criticisms of pro football has been the lack of color at the game but the Football corporation has succeeded in showing a different picture. Scholastic bands often come here for the Packer games and during the intermission, the gridiron is turned over to the musicians as a stage and they go through their fancy prancing. At some of the games, the crack Legion corps from Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam and other cities have put a lot of color into the engagements here. Three pennant raisings, reunions of the veteran Bay players at their annual homecomings and other sorts of entertainment have 

gridiron are Jugger Earpe, Dick O'Donnell, Whitey Woodin, Tiny Cahoon, Hurdis McCrary and Bernard Darling. Other members of the Packer alumni are spread out all over the nation. Glancing here and there we find Cub Buck, a traveling sales representative for the Buick Motor Co.; Richard (Jab) Murray is mayor of Marinette, Wis.; Moose Gardner is the head of an auto sales agency in Ashland, Wis., and coaches Northland college; Myrt Basing is a bond salesman in Milwaukee; Rex Enright is coaching in the Southern conference; Pid Purdy is playing ball with San Antonio in the Texas league; Red Dunn has a good insurance business in Milwaukee and is a member of the Marquette coaching staff; Russ Saunders is connected with a film concern in Hollywood; Eddie Kotal is athletic director at the Stevens Point, Wis. State Teachers' college...GAVIN IN CALIFORNIA: Fritz Gavin is associated with an oil company in California; Art Schmael is a Chicago gas inspector; Rosie Rosatti serves as an engineer for an upper Michigan mining concern; Tillie Voss is employed as a playground director in Detroit while his old playmate, Dutch Hendrian, is in the movies. Dewey Lyle owns a ranch in Montana, George Abramson is a Chicago realtor, Buck Harris has a job with a New York utility, Dukes Duford is coaching at St. Ambrose, Davenport, while Tom Hearden holds the same job at St. Catherine's, Racine; Ojay Larson is a Chicago lumber salesman; Butts Hayes works for the Wisconsin Highway commission and Carl Lidberg runs a string of summer camps in Minnesota. Red Sleight is assistant coach in Missouri; Nate Barragar runs a sport good store in California; Don Carlos is a dentist in Des Moines and Dick Flaherty a Cleveland physician. Bill Kern helps coach Pittsburgh; Paul Minick travels for a St. Louis bonding house and does some football scouting for Southern California; Red Smith assists Dr. Clarence Spears, football mentor at Wisconsin and Frank Maher is a Minneapolis businessman...ALL TIME PACKER TEAM: The selection of an all-time Packer team is not so difficult although at several positions there are hairline decisions. At the ends, Lavvie Dilweg and Tillie Voss are outstanding with Tom Nash in the picture. Cub Buck and Cal Hubbard were the best tackles. Bill Kern was another star at this position, as was Dick Stahlman. Mike Michalske was the greatest Packer guard. The other center flanker honors is a tossup with Frank Maher being placed just a shade ahead of George Abramson and Moose Gardner. Jugger Earpe earns the center position with Nate Barragar next in line, followed by Wally Neiman, a great pivot man despite his lack of weight...DUNN AND MATHYS: Red Dunn and Charlie Mathys were the Packers' two best quarterbacks. Dunn probably gets his nod for his goal kicking ability, but in his day, Mathys could snag forward passes with the best in the league. Pid Purdy was the No. 3 Green Bay quarter. There is no question about the left halfback as Lewellen was one of the greatest that ever trod a gridiron and football fans are still talking about his punting. Curly Lambeau, now coach of the Packers, deserves the other halfback position. Back in the olden days, Lambeau was an outstanding ball carrier and as a forward passer had few equals. Of the others Eddie Kotal, Johnny Blood, Arnold Herber and Bob Monnett deserve mention. The Packers have been blessed with some good fullbacks but for all around play, Clark Hinkle was the cream of the lot. Cully Lidberg was a bone crushing line plunger while Bo Molenda gave the Packers a lot of good service during the championship days...ALL AMERICAN SELECTIONS: Each year there is a crop of All-American teams and any number of players are mentioned by the sport scribes from Broadway to Sugar Bush. There are generally one or two teams that secure national recognition and Green Bay has been well represented. During the time that the Packers were on their victory spree Mike Michalske, Cal Hubbard, Lavvie Dilweg and Verne Lewellen were placed on nearly every selection. Clark Hinkle was quite popular with the experts in 1932 and he got many a vote last fall...LAMBEAU DESERVES CREDIT: Ever since the Packers started operating in 1919, Curly Lambeau has functioned as a headliner and it is mainly due to his efforts as player, captain, manager and coach that the Packers have climbed to peak heights in the postgraduate world. It has been a tough road for the Packer leader. After one year of varsity football at Notre Dame under the late Knute Rockne, Lambeau stepped into the Packer machine and has been the ace leader ever since. A knee injury shortened Lambeau's playing career in 1925. He saw a bit of action after this but confined his activities mainly to coaching and success has crowned his efforts. To date no mentor in the National league aside from Lambeau has won three championships in a row. He pulled this record breaking performance in 1929, 1930 and 1931. With the exception of last fall, his teams have always finished in the topnotch division of professional football...DEVELOPED OWN STYLE: In the point of service, Lambeau is the oldest coach in the National league. He has developed his own style of football, which is based on the Notre Dame system with variations and results speak for themselves. The Packer teams under the Lambeau leadership have always been colorful and crowd pleasers. Lambeau has developed a great forward passing attack and his open football has provided thrills in every city of the circuit. Lambeau eats and sleeps football. Some of his best formations he has drawn up on the back of an envelope while talking insurance on his daily business rounds. The Packer mentor is a good judge of players and he has the happy faculty of getting the best out of them...KEEPS HARMONY ON TAP: Players who have been troublemakers on other clubs have come to the Packers and given Lambeau everything possible. He is a strong believer in the "happy family" football team and always goes out of his way to keep harmony on tap at all times. Lambeau is a master psychologist when it comes to "keying" his club for important games. He never misses an opportunity to talk things over with his players and the gridders who have played under him claim that the Packer coach is one of the smartest mentors in football today. The Green Bay coach is not a hard taskmaster. Seldom does he tongue lash a player before his teammates or the public. He keeps on the best of teams with every member of his squad yet is just enough aloof to retain the respect of the gridders not only during the football season but for years afterward. A few of the veterans call him "Curly" but to the majority he is "Coach"...POPULAR IN LEAGUE CIRCLES: Lambeau is popular in league circles. He gets along just as well with Tim Mara of the N.Y. Giants and George Halas of the Chicago Bears as he did in the olden days when dealing with Bill Doyle of Menominee or Babe Ruetz of Racine. The Packer coach arranges the schedule and must approve any post-season contests which are played for the players' benefit only. In 1932, Lambeau directed the successful pilgrimage to Hawaii. This trip was played on a split basis and Lambeau not only had to be coach, captain and player but business manager as well. Lambeau's super qualifications as a coach coupled with his shrewd business ability make a combination hard to beat and it is no wonder that a prominent New York sportwriter once termed Lambeau as the "main spring in the professional football capital of the world at Green Bay, Wis., U.S.A."



JUL 23 (Chicago) - Frank Butler, husky veteran center of Michigan State, signed a contract today to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced. Lambeau remained here to confer with other prospective Packer players. Butler hits the beam at 222 pounds and stands at six feet two and a half inches. He is 26 years old and lives in Chicago...MICHIGAN STATE GRADUATE: The new Packer graduated from Michigan State last June, and in his college days played with Roger Grove and Bob Monnett, Packer regulars. He is expected to be a bulwark in the Green Bay line. Butler placed high in the Chicago Tribune poll to select an all star team as opposition for the Bears, and he played a year under Coach James Crowley, who recommended him highly. Butler is the tenth Packer to sign his 1934 contract, and all thus far are newcomers to the Green Bay team. Swede Johnson, Appleton fullback, played in one or two games here before heading for St. Louis, but he is not counted a Packer veteran.


JUL 26 (Green Bay) - Two veterans of the Packer forward wall today were added to the several recruits, untried professionally, who comprise the growing 1934 Green Bay football squad. Coach E.L. Lambeau announced that Nate Barrager, Southern California center, and Les Peterson, Texas university end, have turned in their contracts for the approaching season. Both men have been tried and proved their ability in the NFL, and their return is certain to hailed with pleasure by Packer fans...THREE YEARS ON VARSITY: Barrager graduated from U.S.C., where he played three years of varsity football, winning all-American recognition. He joined Minneapolis in 1930, and served with that team until midseason, when the club went on the financial shoals. Nate then was shifted to Philadelphia, where he wound up the 1930 season with the Frankford Yellowjackets. In 1931, he was back with the same squad, but in the middle of the season he was purchased by the Packers, and through the 1932 season he performed brilliantly for the Green Bay pros. Last year Nate didn't play professionally during the regular season, sticking to his sporting goods store in Los Angeles. During the winter he performed in several exhibition games, and is reported in fine condition. He is a one-handed passer, and an aggressive player. Peterson, a powerful end, entered professional football in 1931 as a member of the Portsmouth Spartans. After one season with that club he came to Green Bay, and in mid-season he was released to Stapleton. He was recalled for the last two games, against Portsmouth and the Bears, in the 1932 season, but last year was released to Brooklyn, playing all season with that club...TEAMED WITH NASH: Near the end of the season Les teamed up with Tom Nash in a brilliant wing combination, and won much favorable comment for his style of play. In his college days Peterson played three years of varsity football for the University of Texas, captaining the team his senior year. He is a giant in stature and performs equally well on offense and defense. Twelve Packers thus far have been signed for 1934.


JUL 27 (Green Bay) - The announcement in last night's Press-Gazette that Nate Barrager and Les Peterson have returned to the Packer fold has stirred up considerable chatter concerning the team's chances to go places in this year's pennant chase. The addition of seasoned material to the promising recruits already signed up by Coach E.L. Lambeau apparently has met with outstanding approval of Packer fans. C.A. Holznecht, who falls in that category, has a few ideas of his own on the subject, and he writes the sports department the following letter: "The Green Bay Packers look like a winning club for the season of 1934 in every way, and may I say this is my sentiment because I have always been a staunch Packer fan since the inception of our Packer team in 1919...Now that the Green Bay fans are going to see many faces on the Packer team this season, a great many fans want to see Jugger Earpe and Verne Lewellen, assisting Coach Curly Lambeau to shape this collection of new stars into another world champion team. What Green Bay players and fans need above all this season is more of the Rockne spirit, and from past performances Earpe and Lewellen are qualified to give Curly Lambeau and his players the cooperation and spirit that this great array of players need during the season of 1934, which I feel certain is going to carry Green Bay over the top again. Let us have more suggestions from more of our fans on this subject." It would be interesting to know just how many Green Bay fans are planning to head for Chicago Aug. 31 to see several of the new Packers in action against the Chicago Bears.


AUG 2 (Pittsburgh) - Art Rooney, president of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the NFL, yesterday completed a deal with the Green Bay Packers which stands out as the biggest transaction of the year in the circuit. He bought the contracts of Johnny Blood and Ben Smith after a lengthy conversation over the long distance with President Lambeau of the Green Bay team. Blood, who really is John McNally, former Notre Dame quarterback, is rated as one of the best field generals in the league. He is particularly adept at handling the ball, in kicking, passing and receiving passes. His presence was especially desired because Rooney desired a tried general back of the line to direct the operation of the team afield. McNally adopted the name Blood for the football profession. He lives in Los Angeles, and now is working on an ocean liner. Smith was an All-America end from the University of Alabama. He joined the Green Bay team a year ago after graduation. He lives in Alabama, stands six feet three and weighs 220 pounds, being of the rugged type. He is proficient in handling passes. Blood is another six-footer and weights 180.


AUG 6 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood, for the past five years a colorful performer with the Green Bay Packer eleven, has been purchased by the Pittsburgh club, it was announced here Saturday. No report was made on the purchase price, other than it was a straight cash deal. Blood, a halfback, has been playing professional football for eight years. The purchase of Johnny Blood, veteran Packer halfback, by the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced Saturday, marks the passing from Green Bay of one of the most colorful backfield performers in the game. Before coming to Wisconsin, Blood played with the Duluth Eskimos and Pottsville Maroons. As a Packer he was, at times, a brilliant performer. A spectacular performer when he was "hot", he often broke into the limelight by snaring almost impossible passes. He was a colorful performer, known almost as well for his escapades, mostly of the harmless sort, off the football field, as well as those upon it. Near the end of last season Blood was released after the Packers' eastern trip. The Packers negotiated for his sale with Pittsburgh and Cincinnati but Coach E.L. Lambeau made no announcement that it was complete before he left the city last week on a business trip. As he has not returned, no confirmation of the deal being completed was available today. Other officers of the club said they did not know the deal for Blood's sale had been completed.


AUG 7 (Green Bay) - We are going to miss Johnny Blood this fall. He was sold to the Pittsburgh club by the Packers the other day, perhaps not miss him as far as the game itself is concerned, but for other reasons. Johnny was always colorful. He was good copy and volumes could be written about his exploits, both on and off the gridiron. Blood was an "on and off" performer last year but we believe that if he gets down to business and quits a lot of his foolishness he still has a year or two of good football in him...From Detroit comes word that the former Portsmouth team will be known as the Detroit Lions and the club will be presented with two cub lions by John Millan, director of the Detroit Zoo, to be used as mascots. That's all right, as long as the Lions don't let their cubs grow up too fast and let them roam around the field.



AUG 10 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today that the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks would oppose the Packers in the opening non-league game of the season here Sunday, Sept. 9. Several opponents were considered, he said, and Fort Atkinson chosen as being the best semi-pro team in this part of the country. The Blackhawks have a lineup composed of several former Wisconsin and Marquette stars and are coached by S.O.D. (Sod) Dunkle. A game between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers may be played in Milwaukee Wednesday evening, October 17, Coach Lambeau said. No definite arrangements have been completed as the plan is tentative subject to several conditions, the coach said. If staged on that date, it would be a night game under floodlights. The Packer coach, Leland H. Joannes, president of the club, and A.B. Turnbull, a member of the board of directors, went to Milwaukee this afternoon to look over possible sites for staging a Milwaukee contest. A game between the Packers and St. Louis may be staged in St. Louis in December, the coach said. St. Louis desired to meet the Packers earlier in the season but the Green Bay team has no  open dates, except for Sept. 9, and St. Louis could not get its club organized by that time. The Green Bay team will be called together for the first official practice on September 1, according to the coach. After meeting Fort Atkinson, the team swings into action in the National league with a game against the Philadelphia club here Sept. 16. Contracts have been sent out to several members of the Green Bay club of last year and are expected to be returned within the next 10 days or two weeks, the coach believes. Eleven new men have been signed. The coach expects to have a few more new stars and several of his last year's regulars back for action again.


AUG 11 (Green Bay) - A highly touted quarterback, a guard rated as one of the best first year men in the NFL last season, and a tackle who is one of the real Packer veteran have signed their 1934 contracts with the Green Bay team, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. The new signees are Charles Casper, Texas Christian university, quarterback; Lon Evans, Texas Christian, guard, and Claude Perry, Alabama, tackle...TRIPLE THREAT ARTIST: Casper is rated an outstanding addition to the ranks of the professional football. He can punt, block and carry out the rest of the backfield assignments, and was high scorer last season in the Southwest conference. He turned in the longest run of the season by taking a kickoff against Texas university, and running the ball 105 yards for a touchdown. His general all-around excellent work won him all-American honors from the All-American board, and he received a certificate to that effect...PLAYED WITH EVANS: Casper graduated last June, and contacted the Packers through his old teammate, Lon Evans. He weighs 185 pounds and has run the 100-yard dash consistently under 10 seconds for the past three years. The Packer recruit played two season with Evans, and three under Coach Francis Schmidt, now at the University of Ohio. There were few first year guards in the National league last year whose work won more commendation than that of Lon Evans. He also is a graduate of T.C.U., where he starred with the varsity for three seasons. His weight is 225 pounds, and he uses it well both offensively and defensively. During the past summer Evans has been wrestling in the southern states. While playing football at Texas Christian, he won an "iron man" reputation, going through the entire three seasons without an injury...STARTS HIS EIGHTH YEAR: Perry has earned a place with the all-time veterans of Green Bay football. This will be his eighth year with the Packers, and he is reported in best of condition. Perry always plays without a headgear, and he stars particularly on defense, rushing passers and punters with as much facility as any linemen in the league. He played three years of varsity football at Alabama, and weighs 215 pounds when in trim for National league competition...14 UNDER CONTRACT: Coach Lambeau has 14 players under contract. The contract signing season is now at its height and the Packer management hopes to be able to make frequent announcements about players, both old and new, for the rest of the month as the players have been requested to "get on the line" immediately.


AUG 14 (Green Bay) - More speed for the Packer backfield and additional power for the line stands behind the signature of three Green Bay veterans whose signed contracts were received today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The latest additions to the squad are Robert Monnett, Michigan State halfback; Joe Kurth, Notre Dame tackle, and Arnold Herber, Green Bay product who has won prominence in the NFL. Although Monnett was a first year man for the Packers last season, he was one of the league's outstanding scorers, placing seventh among the toughest offensive men in the circuit. He went over for four touchdowns and kicked 10 extra points for a scoring total of 34, and he was second only to Buckets Goldenberg among the Green Bay scorers. Before joining the Packers, Monnett played three years of good football for Michigan State university, under Jim Crowley. He is great in an open field, is one of the fastest men of the Green Bay squad, and is a consistent extra-point booter. Kurth was another newcomer last year who made good in his first year of post-graduate company. He came fresh from Notre Dame, where he won all-American recognition. He was one of the few Irish players who served as a regular during his sophomore year, and he carried on his slashing style of line play into the professional league. He weighs 202 pounds. Herber will be playing his fourth season for Green Bay. He has quite a reputation as a triple threat back, particularly through the eastern sector of the National league, where he annually plays outstanding football. Herber's weight is close to the 200 mark, and he used it to good advantage with the Bays. He formerly starred at West high school here, later serving as captain of the University of Wisconsin freshmen. Herber also has a season at Regis college of Colorado behind him. He lives the year around in Green Bay. Seventeen Packers are now under contract.


AUG 17 (Green Bay) - The season ticket sale of the Green Bay Football corporation was successfully launched Thursday night when approximately 20 representative businessmen attended an open session at Joannes Bros., and pledged their services in the campaign. Not since the boom days of 1928 and '29 has the Packer sales drive got off to such a flying start and veteran members of the organization are confident that the desired goal of $10,000 will be reached before the team takes the field in the opening game, a non-league affair, with Fort Atkinson on Sunday, Sept. 9...JONET READS REPORT: President L.H. Joannes and Coach E.L. Lambeau addressed the meeting while Frank J. Jonet, who handles the corporation's finances, read a report on last year's activities. President Joannes called the attention of the businessmen that it was necessary for football solicitors to bear down harder than ever this year as competition all around the circuit was getting tougher and the financial demands on the management for players was climbing higher each fall. "The season ticket sale returns provide a 'war chest'," said Joannes, "on which we carry through on any of the lean spells. To date this system has functioned well and I am hopeful that this fall our sale will reach the safe quota which will enable the Packers to carry on and yet steer clear of the financial shoals."...LAST "SMALL" CITY: "Green Bay is the last small city left in the big show. Each year has brought changes in the makeup of the NFL and one by one the smaller cities have been forced to withdraw on account of the ever mounting financial cost. Since the close of the 1933 season, Portsmouth has transferred its franchise to Detroit, Mich., and this leaves Green Bay alone to battle with the metropolitan communities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Brooklyn. It is a huge undertaking but I am confident that the Green Bay spirit and support will enable us to carry on." The Packer executive in outlining the home schedule said six games would be played at the City stadium. There will be five league contests and the opener with Fort Atkinson, a team composed mainly of former Wisconsin stars, which will be an attraction with prices cut in half...BEARS HERE SEPT. 23: Philadelphia will open the National league season here on Sept. 16. A week later, Sept. 23, the Chicago Bears are to battle the Packers at the City stadium. Detroit, the former Portsmouth Spartans, is booked for Oct. 7. Cincinnati is the gridiron attraction on Oct. 14, and the Chicago Cardinals come here on Oct. 21. Coach E.L. Lambeau told the football boosters that Green Bay would have another good club. He predicted a first division machine and said that if several of the new players delivered according to advance notices the Packers won't have to take their hats off to any team in the circuit...IS MORE DIFFICULT: "Each year it is more difficult for us to sign the collegiate topnotchers as clubs like the Bears, New York, Boston and Philadelphia with unlimited funds offer these players such large salaries that we are not in the picture. It seems that each season the scale of pay in the National league goes higher and that is the main reason why we want this fall's season ticket sale to slant upward. In Joe Laws, Iowa; Bob Jones, Indiana, and Adolph Schwammel, Oregon State, the Packers have secured three outstanding stars and a number of our other new men come here with splendid recommendations. My holdover veterans should be better than ever this fall, and I think we will again have a team spirit second to none in the National league."...START WORK AT ONCE: The ticket salesman drew their first assignment of prospects and the solicitation will get underway immediately. In the meantime, President Joannes and his associates will draw up a new list of prospects and these will be given out at a meeting next Thursday night. All season ticket holders of other years are to be called on first to see if they want their same reservations for this fall.


AUG 17 (Green Bay) - In a telephone conversation with Coach E.L. Lambeau, Chester (Swede) Johnson, Appleton, denied a story published in a Milwaukee newspaper this morning that he will play football with the St. Louis Gunners again instead of the Packers. Johnson signed a Green Bay contract recently and told Coach Lambeau that under no circumstances would he "jump" it. He will report here on September 1 with other members of the Packer squad, the coach said.


AUG 17 (Pittsburgh) - If anybody knows where Johnny Blood, professional football star recently purchased by the Pirates, can be located, the information will be appreciated by Curly Lambeau, president of the Green Bay Packers who sold Blood to the Pirates. Blood sailed from San Francisco two months ago. He doesn't know he has been sold to the Pirates, and Lambeau doesn't know where Johnny is to tell him. Lambeau is trying to locate the star so that he can have Blood report to the Pirates before they go to their training camp, Aug. 26.



AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Milwaukee and southern Wisconsin football fans will have an opportunity of witnessing the Green Bay Packers in action in Milwaukee in three games, it was announced today by Leland H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay club following a conference between Joannes, A.B. Turnbull and Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers and Wisconsin State Fair park officials. One of the game will be the contest originally booked for Green Bay between the Packers and New York Giants on Sept. 30. The second will be an extra game probably with the Chicago Bears, on Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, under floodlights, and the third contest will be a game originally booked for Chicago with the Cardinals and the Packers on Sunday, Nov. 18, according to the present setup, the president said...ADDITIONAL CONTEST: Decision to shift the New York-Packer game from Green Bay to Milwaukee will give southern Wisconsin fans an opportunity of seeing the same teams that played there in 1933 fight again, with the Packers having a chance of avenging the defeat suffered there last year. It is believed that by changing the game from Green Bay to Milwaukee, it will help the Packers considerably from a financial standpoint according to President Joannes. The Chicago Bears meet the Packers in Green Bay on Sept. 23, the Giants face them on Sept. 30, and Detroit, formerly Portsmouth,


tangle with them on Oct. 7. On three successive Sundays, the three strongest teams in the circuit would come to Green Bay, under the original plan, and it is doubtful whether all three could be made to prove successful, financially. Booking of the other two games in Milwaukee means that Green Bay fans will have additional contests literally in their "own backyard". The Packers and the Chicago Cardinals were originally scheduled to play in Chicago in two games, 11 days apart, Nov. 18 and Nov. 29. It is believed that, by changing the site of the first game from Chicago to Milwaukee, it will draw much better...PLAY THREE TIMES: The night game with the Chicago Bears, planned for Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, under lights, is an added game to both the Packers' and Bears' schedule. The Packers have always played the Bears three games each before this season, winding up the season with the Chicagoans at Chicago the second week in December. This game had to be played under handicaps most of the time, because of unfavorable weather, so it was not booked this year. The night game in Milwaukee would take its place, giving Green Bay fans an opportunity of seeing the old rivals clash at less expense than if they played in Chicago. The Milwaukee Journal will act as co-sponsors of the night game for the benefit of the Christmas Good Fellows fund. Complete details as to this contest are expected to be worked out within the next few days, according to President Joannes, but plans for the other two contests are practically completed...AT FAIR PARK: The games will be played at the Wisconsin State Fairground park, which is being developed as an athletic center under the direction of Ralph Ammon. There will be 12,000 good seats in the concrete grandstands and between 5,000 and 8,000 bleacher seats. The field will be sodded and put into shape immediately after the annual state fair. Lights will be installed by the fair association. The Green Bay club president pointed out that with three games in Milwaukee and six in Green Bay, Wisconsin fans will have the biggest program of professional football games ever offered. Five league games will be played in Green Bay, besides the practice game with the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks.


AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Rounding into shape for a strenuous gridiron season, the Green Bay Packer squad today included 23 players, with contracts received from Milt Gantenbein, veteran end; Roger Grove, former Michigan State quarterback; and Earl Witte, Gustavus Adolphus back. Rated highly capable on blocking and interference, and a better than average pass receiver, Gantenbein will be starting his fourth season with Green Bay. He formerly starred at the University of Wisconsin, captaining the Badger varsity during his senior year. He lives at Madison during the off-season. Packer fans like to remember Gantenbein's work in the great 6 to 2 victory over the Chicago Bears, which the Packers took in 1931. It was a bitter struggle, and wasn't decided until Mike Michalske, veteran guard, picked off a Bear pass and galloped some 55 yards for a touchdown. Gantenbein was right on hand during the run, making possible the touchdown with some vicious blocking. Gantenbein weighs 201 pounds...PLAYED FOR CROWLEY: Roger Grove, speedy quarterback, was one of the stars in a rather drab 1933 Packer season. His shifty work behind the line, particularly in bringing back punts, has earned him the respect of all National league players. Grove saw service under Jimmy Crowley at Michigan State when the Spartans were carving a national name for themselves. He is a neat pass receiver, and will be appearing for the fourth time with the Packers. His weight is 188. Witte is a husky back who has been selected as an all-state man in Minnesota for the past four seasons. His experience at Gustavus Adolphus has covered every position in the backfield, and that of end. Coach George Myrum of Witte's alma mater terms him one of the best backs in his experience. The new Packer weighs 195 pounds and measures six feet in height. The Packer players will begin unofficial practice here tomorrow afternoon and hold similar sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the first official practice is called on Sept. 2. Approximately 15 players are expected to work out Wednesday.


AUG 24 (Green Bay) - The businessmen's committee handling the Packer season ticket sales held another enthusiastic meeting Thursday night and encouraging reports were turned in. The majority of ticket sellers have reported that there was a lot of football talk in the air and that they found that many of the "prospects" called upon were in the mood to sign up for tickets...SIX GAMES AT HOME: The six game schedule at home, opening with Fort Atkinson on Sunday, Sept. 9, and following through with games against Philadelphia, the Chicago Bears, Detroit, Cincinnati and the Chicago Cards has met with favor of the fans, according to the ticket sellers who have also had some inquiries about how tickets can be reserved for the contests booked for Milwaukee. Dr. W.W. Kelly, former president of the Football corporation, presided at last night's meeting in the absence of President L.H. Joannes, who with A.B. Turnbull and Coach E.L. Lambeau, made a hurried trip to Chicago on some football business and also to interview several members of the All-American squad at Evanston, who are "still on the fence" about playing professional football...NO TIME TO WASTE: Dr. Kelly called attention of the solicitors that the ticket sales campaign must be cleaned up in less than three weeks. He urged that every member of the committee make his assigned calls within the next day or two and have his reports complete early next week. During the last few days of the drive, it is possible that volunteers will be paired up, Dr. Kelly said. E.A. (Spike) Spachmann will again have charge of the football ticket distribution and the Packer headquarters will be opened at the Columbus club on Sept. 1. Mail orders for a number of the home games have already been received from out of town fans, according to Spachmann, who has been with the Football corporation since its organization. There is more pre-season interest this fall than has been shown since the first and second championship years of 1929 and '30. Tickets are in the hands of the printer, proofs of the charts and schedules are being checked over and by next week the Packer campaign will be underway, full blast, on every front.


AUG 24 (Pittsburgh) - Johnny Blood, rated as one of the outstanding stars of the NFL and who holds its all-time high scoring record, will play quarterback, and direct the plays on the field for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, which will start September 9 at Forbes Field with Cincinnati. Blood, who is really John McNally, former Notre Dame quarterback, was located early yesterday morning by Art Rooney, president of the Pirates, when his ship docked in San Francisco bay from a voyage to the Philippines, he being its purser. Blood left yesterday afternoon for St. Louis by airplane to visit his parents. He will report here Sunday morning and leave in the afternoon with the other members of the party for Mt. Pleasant to start training. His contract was purchased from the Green Bay club at a big price.


AUG 25 (Green Bay) - You probably wonder why Duke Millheam, former Notre Dame backfield man, is working out with the Chicago Bears, when some time ago it was announced that he would play with the Packers. He sent a letter to Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers stating that he would accept a contract from the Packers at the terms offered, but when he received the contract, he returned it unsigned, saying he had changed his mind. Coach Lambeau could have held him to the agreement by letter, but rather than become involved in a wrangle over a player whose worth is undetermined, he let the Bears have him. Millheam is fast but isn't as tall as Coach Lambeau likes his back - little men weaken a team's pass defense.


AUG 27 (Green Bay) - Clark Hinkle, veteran Packer fullback, arrived here from his Toronto, Ohio, home, and indulged in a preliminary workout with other members of the Green Bay professional football squad. He looked fit and ready for action. Hinkle was rated one of the league's best backs last year and was an outstanding figure in a somewhat disappointing Packer season. He was one of the most consistent scorers in the circuit.


AUG 28 (Fort Atkinson) - The Fort Atkinson Blackhawks started football practice under lights at the City park here last night, dashing through a spirited lumbering up drill as the first step in their annual training grind. Coach S.O. (Sod) Dinkle had 19 candidates working out, preparing for the opening game with the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay on Sept. 9. It is the toughest game ever booked by the Fort Atkinson team and the coach plans to have the men in great shape for the contest. Among the veterans who reported were Moon Molinars, captain of last year's team and a former Wisconsin star, Ralph Mattison, former Davis and Elkins player, Dale Tobias, L. Rupert also of Wisconsin, "Woggy" Ruesh and Les Smith, Carroll, Walter Dahns,  Whitewater, and Red Krenning and Gabby Zirath, Fort Atkinson. New men included Chuck Bratton, Mark Catlin, Hal Smith, George Casey and Mickey Bach, Wisconsin, and Tilly Gunness of Milliken. The team will work out three or four nights each week until the September 9 game. After the game with the Packers, it will compete in the State Professional Football league, recently formed.


AUG 28 (Green Bay) - A veteran center, a recruit end of considerable promise and a rookie halfback today were added to the 1934 roster of the Green Bay Football corporation. The veteran is Arthur (Red) Bultman, and the newcomers are Al Norgard, giant Stanford university wingman, and Walter (Cyclone) Holmes, Ripon halfback. Norgard comes to Green Bay highly recommended by Ernie Nevers, blond giant of the Chicago Cardinals, who turned in his Chicago uniform to return to Stanford as assistant coach. Nevers believes that the big end has great possibilities in the NFL, and Nordgard appears well equipped to bear out this recommendation....IS 200 POUNDER: The new Packer stands at an even six feet and weighs 200 pounds. He is fast and aggressive, playing three years of varsity football for Stanford without taking a single timeout for injury. Dick Hanley, Northwestern coach, commends him highly. In the poll for the All Star team which will face the Chicago Bears this week, he place just outside the select class, and he is rated certain to keep the average National league tackle plenty busy. Bultman is a Green Bay product, having served his interscholastic time with West High school. Later he entered Marquette and played three years of aggressive football at the center position, captaining the team his senior year. He joined the Brooklyn professional league team for one season after graduation, winning acclaim in eastern sport circles, but joined the Packers for the 1932 gridiron season. He weighs 202 pounds. Holmes was captain of last year's Ripon team and also was a basketball star for the Redmen for three years...MEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT: The committee of businessmen handling the Packers' season ticket sale will meet Wednesday night at Joannes Brothers at 8 p.m. The solicitors have been working overtime since last week's session and President L.H. Joannes of the Football corporation is looking for some encouraging reports. With the opening game against Fort Atkinson only about 10 days off, the ticket salesmen will have their hands full completing their calls so that all tickets can be delivered to the purchasers in time for the initial fray. The Football corporation will open its headquarters in the Columbus club on Sept. 1 and E.A. Spachmann, who handles all tickets, will be ready to make immediate deliveries. An enlarged office force will function during the final week's rush and the ticket headquarters will be open from morning until night. Wednesday night's meeting will get underway at 8 p.m. and all solicitors are urged to be on hand promptly as there are several lists of assignments to be handed out.


AUG 29 (Green Bay) - Clark Hinkle, bruising fullback of the Green Bay Packers for the past two seasons, will start his third year with the former national champions when the Packers open fire for the 1934 season. Announcement that Hinkle has signed his contract was made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Outstanding among Packers of the post-championship era, Hinkle's return is certain to be regarded by Green Bay fans as a fine omen for the approaching professional football season. Big and tough, Clark has earned a distinctive reputation throughout the National league as one of the circuit's most durable fullbacks...JOINED BAYS IN 1932: Joining the Packers in 1932, Hinkle scored enough points, 19, to tie for 12th place in the National league scoring column. He placed fourth among the Green Bay scorers, finishing behind Johnny Blood, Hank Bruder and Roger Grove. His efforts during that season landed him in a tie for 23rd place on the all-time Packer scoring list. Continuing his brilliant play last season, Hinkle boosted his standing on the all-time list from a 23rd place tie to undisuputed 13th place, which he now occupies. While in a Green Bay uniform, Clark has chalked up six touchdowns, one extra point and two field goals for 43 points. He now rests five points behind Myrt Basin of the 1923-26 era, and is certain to climb further in the permanent list this season...TWELFTH HIGH SCORER: Last season Hinkle tied for 12th in the National league scoring race, nailing three touchdowns and a pair of field goals. One of the features of the Packer season last year was the terrific collision between Hinkle and Bronko Nagurski of the Chicago Bears, which took place at City stadium in the first meeting of the two clubs. Both traveling at top speed, the opposing fullbacks collided head-on, with the result that Nagurski was helped from the field, and was unavailable for service for several weeks. Hinkle did his undergraduate playing at Bucknell university, running wild through the Eastern Intercollegiate conference. Coach Lambeau had his eye on Hinkle for several seasons, and, when he saw the Bucknell star perform in the East-West game at San Francisco in 1931, it didn't take the Packer mentor long to come to terms with the hustling backfielder...27 PLAYERS SIGNED: Hinkle's return to the squad brings the total to 27. There will be a joint meeting of the board of directors and ticket solicitors tonight at Joannes Brothers, 8 p.m., and halfway reports in the sales campaign will be filed. This is one of the most important sessions of the drive and L.H. Joannes, president of the Football corporation, issued a special plea that all directors and committee salesmen be on hand promptly. "We have only 10 days to go before the opening," said President Joannes. "And there is no time to waste. Special lists of 'probably buyers' have been drawn up and we want to hand out these prospects at the meeting tonight."...CALL ON EVERY FAN: "This year we have the largest sales force since our first championship days and the officers of the corporation want to see that every football fan in Green Bay is called on and asked to buy a ticket. We are doing some 'promoting' in the neighboring cities and I am confident that if all the directors and solicitors give us some extra time during the next 10 days the Football corporation will have its best season ticket sale in several years. With the players reporting and a lot of football talk in the air, the time is ripe to complete our campaign in a blaze of glory and I am calling on every Packer fan to help us out, financially and otherwise, because we must have a good 'nest egg' to launch the season or else we are apt to have more than our share of financial worries if we run into a streak of rainy Sundays as we have in the last couple of season."...GET FIRST CHANCE: E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the Packers tickets, is working on his reservations and all season ticket holders from other years are being given first chance to purchase their regular ducats. Requests for tickets to individual games are being filled in the order they are received and these envelopes will be filled after the season ticket rush is over with. Packer tickets will be on sale at the usual places about town and in a number of Wisconsin and upper Michigan cities. From the number of ticket request already on hand, the out-of-town interest in the Packers have never been at a higher peak.


AUG 30 (Green Bay) - Packer fans may add two more veterans to the Green Bay roster, with the news that August (Mike) Michalske, guard, and Alfred Rose, end, have turned in their contracts for 1934. Both men are expected to help stabilize a squad studded with inexperienced men, in what is expected to be one of the most critical seasons in the history of the Green Bay professional team. Michalske will be starting his ninth year in professional football, and his sixth with the Packers, while Rose's 1934 season will be his fourth in the pro gram, and his third with Green Bay. Michalske has left a permanent reputation in the National league. Before he entered the circuit he played three seasons of stellar football at Penn State, winning considerable recognition, and after graduation he joined up with C.C. Pyle's New York Yankees for three season of pro football...CAME TO GREEN BAY: When the Yankees fell apart before the start of the 1929 season, Michalske came to the Packers, immediately winning wide acclaim for his brilliant play. "The Guard of the Century" was the name sportwriters tacked onto him, and he won All-American rating season after season. Mike weighs 210 pounds and during his 


undergraduate days at Penn State, served as captain of his school's varsity. Al (Bigum) Rose, the lanky end from Texas, will be starting his third year with the Packers. He was considered an outstanding end during his days at the University of Texas, when his flank play was known throughout southern football circles. Upon leaving college, Rose hooked up with the Providence Steam Rollers at the height of their power, and his work soon attracted the attention of Packer officials. Big and powerful, Rose has been a mainstay with the Packers since his arrival in 1932...SQUAD NEARLY COMPLETE: The Packer squad is now almost intact for its 1934 championship campaign.


AUG 30 (Green Bay) - Continued reports of "better business" were filed at the Packers' season ticket sale meeting Wednesday night at Joannes Brothers and officials of the Football corporation now have great hopes of exceeding the total sales peaks of 1932 and 1933. Some 20 businessmen who have been volunteers in the ticket sales campaign reported during the session. One of the outstanding features of the mid-week gathering was the dearth of listed "turn downs". It seems that nearly everyone who had season tickets last year will again be in line and there is quite a number of newcomers. Two meetings, Wednesday and Friday nights, have been scheduled for next week and directors of the corporation have hopes of completing the drive before the non-league game with Fort Atkinson on Sept. 9, but, if necessary, the salesmen will carry on right up to the eve of the opening National league game here on Sept. 16 with Lud Wray's Philadelphia eleven...TICKET OFFICE OPEN: In order to meet the rush of ticket business, E.A. Spachmann, director of sales, has moved into the Packer headquarters ahead of time and he can be reached on the telephone at Adams 6180. Starting next Tuesday the ticket office will be open all during the day and at night as well. Any season ticket holder of other years who has not been called upon for their 1934 reservations is urged to get in touch with the Packer headquarters immediately. This avoids a last minute rush next week and helps greatly in the assignment of tickets for the season.


AUG 30 (Green Bay) - There are between 100 and 200 people in Green Bay and this vicinity who this fall will see free of any cost themselves a Packer professional league game that perhaps they didn't figure on or would be home listening to on the radio. This interesting bit of news was revealed today in an announcement of the retail division of the Association of Commerce and through a cooperative effort of more than 100 participating Green Bay retailers and the Football corporation these tickets will be given way strings attached. The tickets will be for the initial league tilt in Green Bay, Sunday, Sept. 16, when the Packers battle Philadelphia. They are to be $1.50 reserved seat tickets and will be selected in order that they be in a suitable part of the stands at the City stadium. As announced, it is the plan of the merchants to give the Packers a flying start this year and so they are tying up their support with the official fall opening of Green Bay's retail stores the evening of Thursday, Sept. 6. The double even will afford people the opportunity of seeing in the merchants' shop windows the many new articles which will be worn this fall and of viewing the Packer football rally and torchlight parade which aims at stirring and sustaining interest in the Packers as an important unit in the city's community life and welfare. These merchants are now having 25,000 coupons printed and they will be ready for the stores to pass out within a short time. Also in a few days the merchants cooperating in this event will have placards in their windows telling what stores are giving coupons away. The venture was entered into enthusiastically by the merchants and they predict it will arouse more interest than ever before in the Packers. Coupled with the even will be a big torchlight parade, cheering, musical entertainment and other attractions. While a definite answer has not yet been received, Coach Curly Lambeau has promised to have the Packers out that night if at all possible. Further arrangements and details of the program which will make this fall mercantile opening and the start of the Packers' season a real community event are being prepared and will be announced from time to time.


AUG 31 (Green Bay) - In an effort to develop a outfit that is contending for the sixteenth annual season of the Green Bay Packers, the first official practice for 1934 will take place at Joannes Park tomorrow afternoon, starting at 2 o' clock. The practice session will provide Packer fans with their first opportunity to size up the 1934 Packers, old and new, as Coach E.L. Lambeau chases his veterans and recruits through the first of a strenuous series of early September drills. Lambeau was in Chicago today, witnessing the football game between the College All Stars and the Chicago Bears, professional champions of 1933. When he returns tomorrow morning he will be accompanied by three Packer recruits, all of whom were to play with the All Stars tonight: Joe Laws, former Iowa quarterback; Adolph Schwammel, Oregon State tackle, and Robert Jones, Indiana guard...PACKERS LOOK TOUGH: On paper at least, the 1934 edition of the Packer football machine looks as tough, and maybe somewhat tougher, than the squad which kept National league contenders busy last season. Some of the old timers will not be back, and there are a number of newcomers whose value rests at present largely upon reports of their activities as undergraduate gridmen. Many of the veterans have been handing around town for the past week or more, and all were expected to be on hand for the opening practice tomorrow afternoon. These include Rover Grove, Michigan State quarterback; Bob Monnett, Michigan State, Arnold Herber, Regis, and Hank Bruder, Northwestern, halfbacks; Clark Hinkle, Bucknell, and Buckets Goldenberg, Wisconsin, fullbacks - all backfield men who will be counted on to lead the way for the recruits at the start of the professional season. Hinkle was one of the latest arrivals, his contract only being turned in this week. It is worth notice that the four highest Packer scorers of 1933 - Goldenberg, Monnett, Hinkle and Bruder, in that order - will be back again to provide punch for the newest eleven. These backfield veterans will be abetted by a group of new m en of whom much is expected. None will be watched more closely than Laws, as upon his experienced shoulders will fall no little work at the quarterback position. Another signal caller who will be seeking steady work will be Charlie Casper, Texas Christian...NOT YET EXPERIENCED: 


Three new halfbacks come to Green Bay with good college records, but without experience in the tougher professional game. These are Rollie Halfman, Marquette; Walter Holmes, Ripon; and Earl Witte, Gustavus Adolphus. Swede Johnston of Miami, Appleton youth who was a sensation with the St. Louis Gunners last season, will don a Packer uniform and show how he did it for the powerful Gunners. He's a fullback, and is slated for much service, particularly if Hinkle should be switched to halfback. The Packer strength at the flanks is open to question, and can only be proved by watching the four wingmen develop. There is only one recruit at end, Al Norgard, Leland Stanford varsity star, and he will work with Les Peterson, Texas; Mile Gantenbein, Wisconsin; and Al Rose, Texas. If one or more of these men pick up injuries, the end situation is apt to be critical. Lavvie Dilweg, a veteran end of many years, as yet has not signed a 1934 contract. Coach Lambeau is well fortified with tackles, both old and new. Veterans who look good at the spots are Claude Perry, Alabama, and Joe Kurth, Notre Dame, both members of last year's squad. New tackles who will be tossed into the professional league grind and told to pick up their own experience are Carl Jorgenson, St. Mary's, Adolph Schwammel, Oregon State, Champ Seibold, Wisconsin, and Joe Plihal, South Dakota State...BARRAGER IS BACK: Packer fans are cheering the return of Nate Barrager, stocky iron wall of the forward line, who will be back at the center post after a year's absence, during which he was badly needed. Aiding Barrager will be Art Bultman, Marquette, a Green Bay product, and Frank Butler, Michigan State. Four guards, headed by veteran Mike Michalske, have been signed. The others are Lon Evans, Texas Christian, starting his second year, and the recruits: Robert Jones and Phil Poth, Gonzaga.

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