The 1935 Green Bay Packers - 8-4 (2ND)
Head Coach: Curly Lambeau
1935 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (1-0)
31 at Merrill Fromm Foxes W 34- 0 1- 0-0 1,500
2 at Chippewa Falls Marines W 22- 0 2- 0-0 6,000
4 at Stevens Point All Stars W 40- 0 3- 0-0 1,500
8 G-LA CROSSE OLD STYLE LAGERS W 49- 0 4- 0-0 2,500
1935 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS
15 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-0-0) L 6- 7 0- 1-0 10,000
22 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0) W 7- 0 1- 1-0 13,600
29 G-NEW YORK GIANTS (1-1-0) W 16- 7 2- 1-0 10,000
6 G-PITTSBURGH PIRATES (1-2-0) W 27- 0 3- 1-0 5,000
13 M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (1-0-1) L 0- 3 3- 2-0 13,000
20 M-DETROIT LIONS (2-1-1) W 13- 9 4- 2-0 9,500
27 at Chicago Bears (3-1-1) W 17-14 5- 2-0 29,386
10 G-DETROIT LIONS (4-2-1) W 31- 7 6- 2-0 12,000
17 at Detroit Lions (4-3-1) L 10-20 6- 3-0 12,500
24 at Pittsburgh Pirates (4-5-0) W 34-14 7- 3-0 12,902
28 at Chicago Cardinals (5-3-1) L 7- 9 7- 4-0 7,500
8 at Philadelphia Eagles (2-8-0) W 13- 6 8- 4-0 4,000
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
1935 IN REVIEW
The Packers signed Don Hutson out of Alabama, giving the Packers one of the most feared receivers in NFL history. In a highly competitive Western Division the Packers post an 8-4 record, finishing 2nd among 4 teams with winning records. The Packers also held another stock sale, which raised $15,000 after the corporation had gone into receivership. At that point, the nonprofit Green Bay Football Corporation was reorganized as the Green Bay Packers, Inc., the present company, with 300 shares of stock outstanding.
DON HUSTON: A BROOKLYN DODGER?
After Don Hutson caught six passes for 164 yards to help Alabama upset Stanford in the Rose Bowl 29-13, Don Hutson was a hot commodity. At the time, there was no NFL Draft which meant Hutson was free to negotiate with whatever team he wanted. “The Bears offered me $75 a game. I remember that George Halas wrote me a two-page letter about what a privilege it was to play for the Bears.” Eventually, the bidding narrowed down to the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Packers. Hutson signed contracts with both but the Green Bay contract arrived in league headquarters first. “They gave me $300 a game,” says Hutson, “so for 11 games that means I got $3,300. Nobody in Green Bay had ever been paid that much. Finally, at the end, when I had been all-pro for nine years in a row, I was up to $15,000 a year.” Had it not been for a unique decision by NFL President Joe Carr, Hutson might have become a Dodger. Carr ruled the contract with the earliest postmark would be honored. The Packers' contract was postmarked 8:30 a.m., 17 minutes earlier than the Dodgers' pact. Thus Hutson became a Packer. His first touchdown came on an 83-yard pass from Arnie Herber in just his second game as a Packer. He wound up with 99 career touchdown receptions, a record that stood for more than four decades. When Hutson retired in 1945 after 11 superb seasons, he held 18 NFL records, including 488 career receptions. That was 200 more than his closest competitor. Hutson invented modern pass receiving. He created Z-outs, buttonhooks, hook-and-gos, and a whole catalog of moves and fakes. Hutson was a 60-minute player who spent most of his career as a very fine safety on defense. In his final six seasons, he swiped 30 opposing quarterbacks’ passes. SOURCE: NFL Hall of Fame Website
NAME NO POS HGT WGT COLLEGE YR PR A G
Nate Barragar 31 C 6- 0 210 USC 4 5 11
Hank Bruder 27 B 6- 0 190 Northwestern 5 5 27 10
Frank Butler 48 C 6- 3 246 Michigan St 2 2 26 6
Tiny Engebretsen 34 G 6- 1 235 Northwestern 2 4 25 9
Lon Evans 46 G 6- 2 219 TCU 3 3 23 12
Milt Gantenbein 22 E 6- 0 193 Wisconsin 5 5 25 12
B. Goldenberg 44 B 5-10 215 Wisconsin 3 3 24 12
Roger Grove 11 B 6- 0 184 Michigan St 5 5 27
Arnie Herber 38 B 5-11 203 Regis 6 6 25 11
Clarke Hinkle 30 FB 5-11 205 Bucknell 4 4 26 9
Cal Hubbard 51 T-E 6- 5 265 Geneva 6 8 34 11
Don Hutson 14 E 6- 1 189 Alabama 1 1 22 10
Swede Johnston 15 B 5-10 200 Marquette 4 3 25 11
Walt Kiesling 49 G 6- 3 260 St. Thomas (MN) 10 1 32 10
Joe Laws 29 B 5- 9 185 Iowa 2 2 24 12
Buster Maddox 28 T 6- 3 240 Kansas St 1 1 23 1
Dustin McDonald 42 G 5- 4 202 Indiana 1 1 26 1
NAME NO POS HGT WGT COLLEGE YR PR A G
*-Johnny McNally 26 B 6- 0 190 St. John's 11 6 31 10
Mike Michalske 33 G 6- 1 200 Penn State 9 7 32 10
Bob Monnett 3/12 B 5- 9 181 Michigan St 5 5 25 11
Bob O'Connor 24 G 6- 1 220 Stanford 1 1 25 7
Claude Perry 32 T 6- 1 211 Alabama 9 9 33 8
Al Rose 47 E 6- 3 195 Texas 6 4 28 12
George Sauer 25 B 6- 2 204 Nebraska 1 1 24 10
Herm Schneidman 4 B 5-10 205 Iowa 1 1 21 11
Ade Schwammel 33/50 T 6- 2 230 Oregon St 2 2 26 11
Champ Seibold 37 G 6- 4 240 Wisconsin 2 2 22 6
Ernie Smith 45 T 6- 2 234 USC 1 1 25 12
George Svendsen 43 C 6- 4 214 Minnesota 1 1 22 11
Bob Tenner 36 E 6- 0 212 Minnesota 1 1 22 11
Dominic Vairo 35 E 6- 2 203 Notre Dame 1 1 22 1
* - Known as Johnny Blood
YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football A-Age G - Games Played
GENEROUS RESPONSE TO FIRST REQUEST FOR PACKER FUNDS
JAN 4 (Green Bay) - Green Bay business and industrial leaders who recently voted unanimously to raise upwards of $10,000 to extricate the Green Bay Football corporation from its financial difficulties have responded wholeheartedly and generously to the first appeal for funds, it was announced today by Leland H. Joannes, president of the Packer corporation. Several of the larger industrial firms have given generously so that Green Bay can keep the club that has brought prestige and fame to the city, the president said. A few organizations have not been able to act upon the request, due to absence of officials from the city during the Christmas holiday, but are expected to do so within the next week or ten days...REALIZE TEAM VALUE: Excellent cooperation has been experienced, President Joannes declared, as all realize the value of the team to the city, both from a civic viewpoint and as an advertising medium. Although the executive did not give an estimate as to the amount of money collected or pledged to date, he was firm in his belief that the $10,000 needed to carry the club will be raised within a week or two. Business and industrial leaders who are cooperating with the Packer executive board in the solicitation of funds plan to finish contacting the larger organizations here next week and then make a more generous solicitation among professional men and smaller plant executives. Subscriptions from individuals who feel that the Packers had added material to their recreational programs will be invited, the president said. Decision to raise $10,000 to make possible reorganization of the club and provide a fund to be used in building up the team for the 1935 season, was made at the meeting of 25 business and industrial leaders of the city with Frank J. Jonet, receiver, and an executive committee named by him to help carry on the club's affairs during the receivership declared two years ago...PLANS ARE OUTLINED: It was pointed out at that session that the status of the team has been uncertain since the close of the 1934 season because of financial difficulties over which no one had control. Plans were outlined for putting the club on a sound financial footing by the subscription of $10,000 principally among those present, and all voted to support the project, declaring that the Packer club was too valuable an advertising asset for Green Bay to be thrown overboard without a struggle. The Packer club went into voluntary receivership two years ago and the receiver, Frank J. Jonet, named an executive board to help him handle the club's affairs. Since that time the club has been operated under the direction of the receiver and the executive board of Mr. Joannes, A.B. Turnbull, Gerald F. Clifford, Dr. W.W. Kelly and Charles Mathys. The receivership was brought about when a judgment for approximately $5,000 was secured against the corporation for injuries by a spectator at a game here and the failure of the Southern Surety company, a concern with which the club carried a policy to cover such accidents.
A. OF C. GROUP WILL SOLICIT PACKER FUND
JAN 6 (Green Bay) - Solicitation of retail stores in an effort to raise the balance of the fund of $10,000 or more needed to put the Green Bay Packers on a sound financial basis will be made by the retail advertising committee of the Association of Commerce, it was decided today at a meeting of the committee and A.B. Turnbull and Leland H. Joannes, members of the executive committee of the Packers. Solicitations will start at once, the retail committee decided, after voting unanimously to get behind the project. The vote was taken after Mr. Joannes outlined details of the proposed reorganization of the football corporation and explained what already had been accomplished toward that end with a solicitation among large industrial and business firms of the city. The committee will appoint several subcommittees and take over solicitation of funds among retailers. Contact also has been made with the Green Bay automobile dealers association here with a view to having them solicit members of their organization. It also has been proposed that professional men be handled through members of their organizations. Members of the retail advertising committee are L.C. Atkinson, Jack Stiefel, Ceil C. Baum, Charles A. Raasch, W.F. Tyson, Oscar Bielefeldt, A.G. Carson and J.M. Busch. The campaign for funds is gaining impetus daily, Mr. Joannes reported, and added that he had every reason to believe that the final goal will be reached before the end of January.
SOLICIT RETAIL STORES TO RAISE FUND FOR PACKERS
JAN 11 (Green Bay) - Public spirited businessmen of Green Bay today began soliciting funds at retail establishments of the city under the direction of the retail advertising committee of the Association of Commerce as part of the campaign to raise upwards of $10,000 for the reorganization of the Packer Football club and to extract it from financial difficulties. Working in teams of two, the businessmen started making calls this morning, taking pledges under the reorganization plan. The city was parceled into districts and each team assigned to an area. The action follows decision at a recent meeting of the retail advertising committee to get behind the Packer reorganization plan. Wholehearted support has been offered by everyone asked to do the solicitation, the committee reported...FIRST REPORTS ON MONDAY: The men expect to complete their work by next Thursday. First reports will be submitted on Monday. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Packers is still on the Pacific coast interviewing players with a view to signing some of them up for next season. So far no actual contracts have been signed - they can't be under the league rules until a college player's class has graduated - but the Green Bay coach has the promises of several outstanding college footballers that they will play with the Packers in 1935. There is no way of holding the collegians to these promises if they want to play with someone else when the season opens next fall, but the Packer coach is confident that most of the men who gave him their word will be in a Green Bay uniform in 1935...AFTER GOOD TACKLES: Coach Lambeau is hot on the trail of a couple of classy tackles and if he obtains them, he is confident that Green Bay, with the other material he has tentatively lined up, will go places in the NFL this fall. There are a few places on the team that need strengthening and once these holes have been plugged up, he feels that the Packers will give the Bears, Detroit and New York an interesting battle for first place honors this fall. The Green Bay coach is determined to have a pennant contender this fall, hence his lengthy stay on the coast and his many interviews with promising pro football prospects.
WARNING IS ISSUED
JAN 11 (Green Bay) - Businessmen of Green Bay solicited for funds to help in the reorganization of the Green Bay Packer Football club are warned not to pay any money to strangers representing themselves as agents of the club. Bona fide solicitors will have credentials and for the most part will be known by the men they solicit. It is not necessary to pay any money at the present time, but pledge cards should be signed, the committee putting on the campaign for Packer funds announces.
PACKERS EXPECT TO GET COLLEGE STARS
JAN 15 (Green Bay) - Outstanding college performers of the 1934 season will be on the Green Bay Packer roster next year, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today after his return from the west coast where he contacted members of the East and West all-star teams and several other prospective professional performers. Robert O'Connor, for two years one of the greatest linemen on the west coast while performing with Stanford, has been signed to play with the Packers, the coach announced. He is a guard, weighing 214 pounds and was recommended highly by Pop Warner, former Stanford coach, Bullet Baker and Ernie Nevers. O'Connor graduated in 1934 and played professional football in the coast league this year. Ernie Smith, All-American left tackle from the University of Southern California during 1933, also is expected to be with the Green Bay club this fall, the coach said. Smith gave the coach his word that he would come here but as yet has not signed a contract. This is expected to be done within next week...SEVERAL OTHERS SIGNED: Several other players have been secured, the coach announced, although no announcement can be made at present as to their identity; they are still in school and it would prohibit their participation in other sports. The coach is well pleased with results of his trip and believes that the Packers will have the finest crop of new material in the National league next season. "We have the youngest backfield in the circuit at present and many of our linemen are young men who have plenty of talent. With the addition of several men we will be rebuilding with sound material that should put us in a position to give them all a fight for top honors for several years. O'Connor and Smith should be great additions to our club, as should other linemen who I believe we will have here in the fall. One of our most pronounced weaknesses last year was lack of big, tough left tackles. I am sure this will not be the case next season, although we can't announce as yet all of the men secured...ARE GREAT PLAYERS: "Larry Siemering, center, and James Barber, tackle, from the University of Southern California are great players who should make the grade in the professional sport. I think they will play with Green Bay, although neither has definitely been signed. Boston also is after this pair and has offered them excellent terms. I will know in a few days whether they will come to Green Bay. Siemering weighs 210 and is 6 feet 2 inches tall. Barber weighs 218 and is 6 feet, 4 inches tall." The coach said that George Theodoratos, of Washington State, who played both tackle and guard, was one of the best looking prospects on the west coast. He weighs 240 pounds and if 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He is undecided about his future, however, as a syndicate of Greek sportsmen on the west coast want to get him into wrestling. Philip Bengtson, Minnesota right tackle, Mario Pacetti of Wisconsin, George Maddox, Kansas State, look like they would make the grade in professional football, the coach said. Bengtson weighs 210 and Maddox 218. Pug Lund, of Minnesota, is an exceptional good backfield prospect, he added, while Bill Sheppard, Western Maryland, Duane Purvis, Purdue, and Frank Sabero, Santa Clara, look like the best to make the pro grade among backs who played in the East-West game. Sabero is the best passer on the coast, the coach declared...LARSON HAD BAD DAY: The coach was disappointed in the showing of Frank Larson, Minnesota end, in the annual game. Undoubtedly Larson has ability, as he was placed on the all-American team this year, but he did not have a good day in the East-West tilt. Ray Morse, of Oregon, and Ray Fuqua, of Southern Methodist, looked like a capable wingmen in the battle, he said. Isadore Weinstock, of Pittsburgh, and Doug Nott, University of Detroit, also are among those who may be seen in professional uniforms next year, judging by their performance in the western game, the coach believes. Weinstock is big and tough and Nott one of the best passers seen on the field. Others who showed up well were J.R. Monahan, Ohio State guard, Cal Clemens, Charles Murcha, W. Va. guard, Jim Stacey, Oklahoma guard, Allen Nicholelini, St. Mary's fullback, and Felix Pernino, St. Mary's end. The coach also conferred with Frank Thomas, coach of the Alabama team that beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl game about prospective professional players. Thomas recommended Lee, tackle, Hudson, an end, and Marr, guard. Dixie Powell, Alabama halfback, who had a field day against the Stanford team, is not very large and, although a good passer, is not considered a good prospect for the professional ranks, because of his size and lack of weight.
REPORT GOOD PROGRESS
JAN 15 (Green Bay) - Businessmen of Green Bay, active in the campaign to raise better than $10,000 for the reorganization of the Packer football club, and to extract it from financial difficulties, reported good progress today. The group of 34 men calling on retail establishments under the direction of the Association of Commerce Retail advertising committee is near the halfway mark to its goal after only a few days of work, it was reported this morning. Work will continue through the week with final reports being submitted Friday. Excellent cooperation has been reported from all solicited.
DRIVE FOR PACKER FUND OF $10,000 IS NEARING GOAL
JAN 19 (Green Bay) - The drive of upwards of $10,000 to extricate the Green Bay Football corporation from its financial difficulties and to reorganize the club for the 1935 season and the future is nearing its goal and a meeting of all subscribers and others who are interested probably will be called some time next week, it was announced today by President Leland H. Joannes of the Packer club. Solicitation of industrial and business houses in Green Bay as well as professional men is nearly completed, the president said, and within a few days better than $10,000 is expected to be pledged. Various committees, including the group working under the retail advertising committee of the Association of Commerce, have turned in reports, but still have a little cleanup work to do. In some instances subscriptions, or pledges, have to be approved by the home office in other cities of stores here. This will take a few more days, so final reports cannot be made until they are in. All workers have reported that they met with a generous responses and enthusiasm over the proposed reorganization, the president said...PLAN IS OFFERED: At the meeting which will probably be held late next week, all who have pledged funds and others interested will be invited to discuss a proposed reorganization plan to put the club on a sound financial basis for next season and following years, according to the president. The tentative plan calls for the organization of a new corporation, representing those who have subscribed in the drive, to take over the franchise, contracts and all assets of the Green Bay football corporation, with approval of the circuit court. The club went into voluntary receivership, following the granting of a judgment for approximately $5,000 to a spectator who was injured in a fall from a bleacher seat in a game here, and the failure of the Southern Surety company, a concern with which the club carried a policy to cover such accidents...JONET NAMED RECEIVER: The court named Frank J. Jonet, as receiver and appointed an executive board of Jonet, President Joannes, A.B. Turnbull, Gerald F. Clifford, Dr. W.W. Kelly and Charles Mathys to operate the club. This board has operated the club the past two years, and after the 1934 season called a meeting of approximately 25 representative business and industrial leaders here to see what could be done in reorganizing the club on a sound financial basis. At this session it was unanimously decided to raise more than $10,000 to make possible reorganization and provide a fund to be used in building up the team. All present agreed that the Packers were too valuable an advertising medium to be dropped without doing something about it, and wholeheartedly swung into the work of soliciting funds.
SEIBOLD MAY LOSE SIGHT OF ONE EYE
JAN 24 (Hurley, WI) - Champ Seibold, 22-year old Oshkosh youth widely known in Wisconsin football and basketball circles, may lose the sight of his left eye as the result of a brawl in a tavern here Tuesday night. Seibold was not involved in the melee, being seated at a table when the fight broke out and a bartender tossed a bottle. The missile struck Seibold, inflicting a cut across the eyeball just over the pupil. Seibold withdrew from the University of Wisconsin last fall. He had been counted on to bolster the Badger team. Coach Clarence Spears regarded him as one of the finest natural tackles he had ever seen. Seibold signed with the Green Bay Packers and played several games last fall and was expected to become a regular in 1935. He was as a member of the Green Bay Packers barnstoming basketball team.
ISSUE WARRANT FOR SEIBOLD'S ATTACKER
JAN 25 (Hurley, WI) - A warrant was issued in county court today here for the arrest of Paul Santini who is charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm. He is the man Hurley police charge with having hurled a bottle during a brawl in his saloon, the bottle striking Champ Seibold in the left eye. Seibold, a member of the Green Bay Packers barnstorming basketball team, is in a hospital in Ironwood, Mich.
CALL PACKER REORGANIZATION MEETING HERE NEXT TUESDAY
JAN 25 (Green Bay) - A meeting of all who have subscribed in the drive to raise upwards of $10,000 to extricate the Green Bay Football corporation from its financial difficulties and reorganize the club has been called for next Tuesday evening, it was announced today by President Leland H. Joannes. The session will begin at 7:30 in the assembly room of the Brown county courthouse. A plan for the organization of a new corporation, representing those who have subscribed in the drive, to take over the franchise, contracts and assets of the Green Bay Football corporation, with approval of circuit court, will be submitted at the meeting, President Joannes said. The court must approve any action decided upon by the subscribers, as it has had control of the club since it went into voluntary receivership two years ago. Some work remains to be completed in the drive for funds, the president said, adding that he expects it to be done before Tuesday and the goal reached at that time. Excellent response to the appeal has been reported by various committees contacting business, industrial and commercial organizations and individuals, the president said. As an example the executive cited the case of a Green Bay resident, W.H. Grunnert, who is spending the winter at Valparaiso, Fla. Hearing of the drive, Mr. Grunert wrote to President Joannes, telling him to put him down for a $25 subscription. Many other cases of a similar nature have been reported, indicating a desire by all Green Bay fans to help keep the club going for many years, he said.
PRO FOOTBALL TO CONTINUE IN GREEN BAY
JAN 30 (Green Bay) - NFL football will continue in Green Bay, as a community undertaking, under citywide representation! This was made certain at a meeting in the courthouse here last night at which the Green Bay Packers, incorporated, was organized. The new corporation was formed by representatives of more than 100 Green Bay industrial, commercial, and business firms of approximately $11,900 to take the Packer football club out of financial difficulties so that Green Bay may continue to have a team in the NFL...PLAN IS OUTLINED: Decision to raise the fund was made at a meeting of public spirited businessmen here several weeks ago, who agreed that the Packers were too valuable an advertising medium to be dropped without doing something about it, and wholeheartedly pledged to subscribe to a drive for upwards of $10,000 to make possible reorganization of the club on a sound financial basis. Various committees completed in the drive and $11,900 has been pledged so far. Organization of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., was affected after those who had subscribed were given outlines of, and accepted a proposed setup in which 600 shares of no par value, non-assessable common stock was to be issued to subscribers on the basis of $25 a share, for the formation of a non-profit sharing corporation to take over and operate the Packer football club. Profits, if any, would go to the Sullivan post of the American Legion. Under plans adopted by directors of the new corporation, following their election by those who subscribed, and as subscribers became stockholders, the Green Bay Packer, Inc., will take over all assets of the Green Bay Football corporation, equipment and league franchise and will settle all outstanding obligations of the old corporation. It also will ask the circuit court to dissolve the receivership under which the club has been operating...EXPLAINED BY CLIFFORD: Gerald F. Clifford, a member of the executive committee, that with Frank J. Jonet, receiver, has operated the club under circuit court receivership for the past two years, outlined the proposed setup, explaining the constitution and by-laws. The by-laws call for an annual meeting the first Monday after July 4. With a majority of stockholders present, directors would be chosen annually, they in turn to name officers. Directions would meet once each month during the months of August, September, October, November and December, and at other times upon special call. An executive committee of seven to direct the actual operation of the club, and to take care of league and corporate business, to be composed of the president, vice president and treasurer and four directors, would be named by the directors. None of the directors would receive salaries. The old Green Bay Football corporation made City stadium with a seating capacity of 12,000, possible by contributing $39,000 to the project, Mr. Clifford said, adding that the corporation since its organization had given $4,000 out of its profits to Sullivan post of the American Legion, making a total of $43,000 that had been realized from professional football in the last decade....WILL SETTLE CLAIMS: Leland H. Joannes, who also was on the executive committee and served as the president of the club for the past three years, told how the new organization would settle all claims against the old corporation and against the club while it operated in receivership. He explained that creditors had agreed to reduce claims against the old corporation, so that the reorganization could be affected with funds subscribed in the drive. Many creditors agreed to settle for one-half of their claims, he pointed out, giving detailed reports on obligations and the settlement agreements. Assignments waiving all claims have been agreed to by the creditors, he said. They will be picked up and submitted to the circuit court before the reorganization can be complete. Mr. Joannes in discussing the matter of taking over the assets of the old corporation and settling the claims against them, said that the claims total $12,322, but that the creditors had agreed to accept $6,700 for their payment in full. In addition to these claims, which have been pending since before the corporation went into receivership there are other claims or bills totaling about $7,100 which have accumulated since the receivership. The old corporation has about $5,600 in cash on hand, which with an additional $1,500 to be taken from the new fund, will be used for their payment...MAY BE INCREASED: As the situation now stands the new corporation will be able to pay off the old claims and current bills and start the 1935 season, with about $3,500 on hand. This fund might be increased still further by additional donations from business firms and individuals who have not been solicited up to now. After hearing plans for the new corporation and agreeing to them by unanimous vote, a nominating committee of five men, Harold L. Frank, D.V. Pinkerton, Ray Leicht, James Strathas and L.J. Kelly, was named to nominate directors. This group selected 20 directors and they were elected by unanimous vote. The directors names officers as follows: Leland H. Joannes, president; Fred Leicht, vice president; George Calhoun, secretary, and Frank J. Jonet, treasurer. All will serve for one year. Coach E.L. Lambeau was called upon to tell of plans for the 1935 season and responded by reporting that everything possible was being done to bring outstanding players here next season. Contacts have been made with more than 60 men, the coach said, and many deals are pending that should bring results. He explained that under National league rules no player can be signed until after February 1. Several outstanding linemen are sure to be with the team next year, and a few new backs also will be added, he said. It was announced at the director's meeting that subscribers' names would be listed in a special page in the program for every game next year.
PRESIDENT JOANNES ISSUES APPEAL FOR ADDITIONAL FUND
JAN 30 (Green Bay) - President Leland H. Joannes today in summing up the business transacted at last night's reorganization meeting was optimistic about the future, but issued an appeal for additional funds and explained why in the following statement: "The results accomplished so far in reorganizing the Green Bay football corporation are most gratifying. Up to last night $11,800 has been subscribed by Green Bay firms and individuals. While this is a sizeable sum I feel that it should be increased to about $13,000 if at all possible. The new corporation will have about $3,500 left to start the 1935 season when all obligations of the old corporation and the receiver's current bills are paid. The officers of the new corporation feel that this fund should be increased to at least $5,000 in order to give the Green Bay Packers, Inc., adequate financing for the forthcoming season. Those who have not been solicited and who desire to subscribe for stock in the new corporation are urged to do so at once. Subscriptions or donations may be sent to me, Mr. Frank J. Jonet, Minahan building, or to any of the directors of the new corporation, who will turn them over to the corporation treasurer."
REORGANIZATION FUND FOR PACKER CLUB IS BOOSTED TO $12,000
JAN 31 (Green Bay) - Additional subscriptions to the Green Bay Packer reorganization fund were reported today by the committee handling solicitation, swelling
the total pledged to approximately $12,000. The subscriptions has been turned in before the reorganization meeting at which the Green Bay Packers, Inc., was formed Tuesday night, but the names inadvertently left off the list, it was announced. The subscribers and the subscriptions:
Green Bay and Western R.R..$50
Northern Coal and Supply...$25
Ralph Curtis Smith.......$10
"A Friend" sent in a $100 subscription today to help swell the total. A few more pledges are expected within the next few days, the committee reported. Individuals or organizations that wish to subscribe are asked to get in touch with any officers of the new corporation that will operate the football club in the future.
NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS TO PACKER FUND REPORTED
FEB 1 (Green Bay) - Additional subscriptions to the Packer football reorganization fund were reported today, swelling the total above the $12,000 mark. The subscribers were Northland Bottling Works, $25, D.J. Devroey, $25, Bob's Hamburgers, $5, Charles De Wit, $5, Green Bay Cheese company, $10.
FRANK BUTLER SIGNS TO PLAY FOOTBALL ON PACKER ELEVEN AGAIN
FEB 2 (Green Bay) - Frank Butler, giant center of Michigan State in 1933 and a member of the Green Bay Packer team for a short time last year, has been signed to play with the Packers again next season, it was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Butler showed promise of developing into a good pro in the few games he played with the Packers. He resigned to take a position with the federal government doing harbor survey and research work after playing the first four games here. He is six feet, two inches tall and weighs 224 pounds. The big center has arranged to get a leave of absence for the 1935 season so that he can return to the Packers, the coach said. Coach Lambeau left for Minneapolis this morning to confer with several members of the 1934 Minnesota team. He will return late Sunday or Monday and expects to be able to announced signing of a few members of the Gopher eleven.
PACKER CONTRIBUTIONS CONTINUE FUND GROWS
FEB 4 (Green Bay) - Contributions to the Green Bay Packer football club reorganization fund continued to come in today and indications are that others will be received within the next week or two, officers of the new corporation reported. A $5 donation was received from Dr. Q.C. Danielski this morning. Officers pointed out that all contributions are welcome and anyone who feels that he would like to help, should send in their contributions as soon as possible to Treasurer Frank J. Jonet or other officers.
$10 CONTRIBUTION TO PACKER FUND RECEIVED
FEB 5 (Green Bay) - A contribution of $10 to the Green Bay Packer reorganization fund was reported by the committee handling donations this morning. It was received from Fred J. Annen. Fans wishing to contribute to the fund that now is above the $12,000 mark are asked to get in touch with one of the officers or directors.
PACKERS SIGN IOWA VARSITY BLOCKING BACK
FEB 8 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer remodeling program got underway today with receipt of the signed contract of Herman Schneidman, varsity halfback and quarterback from the University of Iowa for the past three years. Announcement of the signing of Schneidman was made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The young back is the first of a group of 1934 college stars to be added to the Green Bay roster to rebuild the squad into a championship contender. Many others are expected to be signed within the next few weeks, giving Green Bay one of the best and largest crop of new performers in the league...A BLOCKING BACK: Schneidman never got a great deal of publicity at Iowa as he never carried the ball. It was his job to play the blocking back position from a quarterback post, much like the system employed by the Packers last year with Buckets Goldenberg in the blocking quarterback position. The youth weighed 195 pounds and is five feet, eleven inches tall. He comes highly recommended by several Big Ten coaches and Joe Laws, Packer quarterback last year, who played with him two years at Iowa. In a communication to Coach Lambeau, Laws says that he is sure Schneidman can make the grade. "He is as good a blocker as any I have ever seen," writes Laws. "He is of the type that if he messes a block he likes the same play called over again so he can get his man, and he very seldom misses two times in a row. He is smart, a good tackler and good pass men, both on defense and offense."...OTHER DEALS PENDING: Several other deals are pending, the coach said, adding that he expected to complete negotiations very shortly with some of the outstanding linemen in the country. The coach plans to add several young, rugged players to the best of last year's squad, building a team that will be fast, aggressive and powerful. Subscriptions to the Packers' reorganization fund continued to come in today. A $10 donation was received today from Hy Smith. Fans who desire to subscribe are invited to send pledges and subscriptions to officers of the club.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
FEB 8 (Green Bay) - Cotton Warburton, the Pacific coast flash signed by the Chicago Bears, was offered contracts by the Cardinals, Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. He told Coach Lambeau of the Packers, that the first club that offered him $5,000 per year could have his services. Evidently, the Bears met that figure. It's heavy sugar, and a lot more than he's worth as a player. He may be worth that much to the Bears, as a box office attraction, however, although it is doubtful as the average pro fan doesn't care a lot about names. He wants good football.
PACKER SUBSCRIPTIONS CONTINUE TO COME IN
FEB 9 (Green Bay) - Subscriptions to the Green Bay Packer reorganization fund continued to come in, it was announced by President Leland H. Joannes today. The Northwest Engineering company subscribed $250, the president reported. Tilken's Tavern turned in a subscription of $20 and Miss Sophie Beaumont $5.
$100 IS SUBSCRIBED TO PACKER FOOTBALL FUND
FEB 12 (Green Bay) - Another subscription to the Green Bay Packer reorganization fund was reported today by the committee in charge of the solicitation. The subscription was for $100 from the Cleveland Cliffs Iron company of Green Bay. Although no final figures are available, as subscriptions are still coming in, it is estimated that more than $12,000 has been raised, to reorganize the club and put it on a sound financial basis for the start of the 1935 season.
$12,416 SUBSCRIBED TO PACKER FOOTBALL CLUB REORGANIZATION FUND
FEB 14 (Green Bay) - Additional subscriptions to the Green Bay Packer football reorganization fund were reported today, bringing the total subscribed to date to $12,416, it was reported by President Leland H. Joannes. A subscription of $25 was received today from the Underwood Elliott Fisher company through E.A. Bodie, Green Bay manager. Another subscription of $2 was sent in by L.C. McGowan, Greenleaf, the president reported. It also was announced that the subscription listed for $50 from the Fairmont Creamery company should have been listed as that of Forest G. Plott. Other subscriptions are expected to help swell the fund, the president said. Anyone who wishes to subscribe is asked to get in touch with one of the officers of the reorganized club.
PACKERS SIGN SMITH AND MADOX, TACKLES
FEB 16 (Green Bay) - Two of the best tackle prospects in the country for NFL football have been added to the Green Bay Packer football club. George Madox, all-American left tackle last year when performing with Kansas State, and Ernie Smith, an all-American with the University of Southern California in 1932, are the players who have come to terms with the Green Bay club. Both notified Coach E.L. Lambeau by telegraph today that they had signed contracts and sent them on by mail. Sought by nearly every club in the league, Madox and Smith are expected to plug what was the weakest spot on the Green Bay line last year - the left tackle position. Six feet, three inches tall and weighing 220 pounds, Madox gained an excellent reputation through three years of varsity competition at Kansas State. In his final year he captained the squad. In the East-West game on the west coast New Years' day, he was called the outstanding lineman on the field. Men who played against him reported that seldom, if ever, were plays successful when sent at him. Smith was a demon while performing with U.S.C through three years of competition. He is six feet, one inch tall and weighs 222. After graduation in 1933 he joined the Los Angeles professional club and played with that team in '33 and '34. He played against the Bays with the coast All-Stars in January 1933. Coach Lambeau contacted both Madox and Smith while he scouted on the west coast this winter. He expressed satisfaction at being able to get the men, predicting great National league careers for them...HOLE IS PLUGGED: "Both Madox and Smith are big, fast and powerful," the coach said. "Men who have played against them say that they are tough as they come. With Madox and Smith on our team, we will have two of the best tackles available to bolster a spot that was weak in our 1934 team. We had to shift Lon Evans, a guard, to the left tackle post last year, but with Madox and Smith there now, I believe our troubles with that position are over."
NAME EXECUTIVE BOARD
FEB 16 (Green Bay) - An executive board of seven men to direct the Packer club in NFL play was chosen at a meeting of the board of directors of the newly organized Green Bay Packers, Inc., here last night. The directors also went over plans for next season and heard a report from Coach E.L. Lambeau on what he is doing to rebuild the team for the 1935 season. The executive board is composed of three officers, the president, vice president and treasurer and four men elected from the board of directors. Those named are President Leland H. Joannes, Vice President Fred C. Leicht and Treasurer Frank J. Jonet, Dr. W.W. Kelly, A.B. Turnbull, H.J. Bero and E.R. Fischer. Coach Lambeau went over a list of more than 60 players whom he has contacted, explaining that he was more interested in getting outstanding linemen than he was in getting backs, as the backfield was better fortified last year than was the line...BOSTON BIDS HIGH: "It has been difficult to get 'name players' for Green Bay, as we cannot afford to offer contracts to them as are made by the Chicago Bears, Boston and Detroit," the coach said. "The Chicago Bears offered Cotton Warburton, the west coast flash, $5,000 a year, but he is worth that to the Bears. His name alone will draw that many extra customers into the big Chicago park. It we had him, we could not count on extra customers ot pay such a high salary. George Marshall, of the Boston club, is spending money right and left to get players. He has overbid us on several players. However, there are many good performers in the country today, eager to play football, and we are sure to have several outstanding men before the season begins. Hutson and Lee, of Alabama, end and tackle respectively, are rated as real performers. I contacted both, only to find that Brooklyn is trying to land them. The eastern club has offered them attractive contracts, but they have not come to definite decisions. Larson, of Minnesota, is said to have signed with Brooklyn for $3,000 a year. That's a lot of money for first year man, who hasn't proved his worth in professional football...PACETTI TO DETROIT: "The Detroit club picked up Mario Pacetti, Badger guard, through a Detroit scout who is an assistant coach at Wisconsin. The Detroit club offers all players a job in off-season, paying $250 a month. That's quite an inducement for a man just out of college. Shephard, Western Maryland halfback, and the leading scorer of the country, was one of the men we would like to get. We couldn't march Boston's figure, however. It was for $5,000 a year. Pug Lund, the Minnesota star, has not made up his mind whether he will play pro football. We still have a chance to get him. Duane Purvis, of Purdue, injured his leg in scrimmage before the East-West game and he isn't sure whether it will be in shape so that he can play football again. If it is, we have a good chance of getting him." Despite the handicap Green Bay is under in signing nationally-known players, she is sure to be represented by a good club, the coach concluded. As long as citizens, fans and players cooperate as they have done, working in unison for a common cause, the city will be represented in the National league for many years to come, he said.
GREEN BAY PACKERS SECURE DON HUTSON
FEB 22 (Green Bay) - Donald Hutson, rated as the greatest end the south has seen in the last 10 years, today was added to the Green Bay Packer professional football club. The Alabama star's contract was received by mail at the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau this morning. Honored on several mythical all-American and all-Southern teams last year, Hutson gained greatest fame in the Rose Bowl game against Stanford. In that battle he caught six passes, including two for touchdowns. He took a pass and ran 54 yards for the last touchdown of the first half and then grabbed another toss in the final quarter that was good for 46 yards and a second touchdown. Hutson weighs 192 and is six feet tall. Through three years of varsity competition he was a standout performer on the Alabama eleven. Not only was he an outstanding pass receiver, but he gained considerable fame for defensive work. Coach Frank Thomas, of the Alabama team, rated him as the best all-around performer he had seen in years. Coach Alexander, of Georgia Teach, said that he was the best end the south has seen in a decade, not barring Catfish Smith of Georgia and Dalrymple, of Tulane, who also had their good qualities. Coach Lambeau contacted Hutson while on the west coast and after corresponding with him, he came to terms. The Packer captain also sought Bill Lee, Alabama's captain and left tackle, but as yet has not been able to secure him. He still has hopes of getting Lee's name on a contract. Hutson is the fourth new man added to the Packer roster for the 1935 season. Coach Lambeau expressed satisfaction today at being able to get Hutson. He predicted a great career for the Alabama star, who said came highly recommended by scouts and coaches throughout the south. An all-around athlete, rugged of body and with a love for football, Hutson should be an outstanding performer within a year or two, the coach said. He has a big body and is sure to put on more weight. Several other National league teams were after the wingman, according to the coach.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
MAR 12 (Green Bay) - With the professional football season six months in the future, and Green Bay sports followers still grappling with problems pertinent to the winter season, members of the Packer football team are keeping in pretty close touch with the home office. Lon Evans wrote in recently to discuss outstanding gridiron prospects from the Southwest sector. He bemoaned the fact that Lawrence and Lester of Texas Christian university, back and center respectively, are both juniors and have another season of competition. Lon thinks they are headed for professional football berths. Another good pair of men from that country is worth mentioning. The players are Wallace and McCauley, Rice university backs, who are coached by Cecil Griggs, former pro star with the Canton Bulldogs back in the days when a fan needed an adding machine instead of a box score to count the teams in the National league. Coach E.L. Lambeau remembers Griggs well - played against him, in fact. There's a 205 pounder of promise at Texas Tech by the name of Gwyn Dowell, who is as yet unsigned by the pro teams. Dowell is a backfield man, and supposed to be a hot one. Although Captain Bill Lee, Alabama tackle who helped his team club on Stanford last New Years' day, has his Green Bay contract signed and ready to mail, he executed a last minute change of mind. Lee sent Lambeau a telegram saying "contract in mail", but before he got to the post office he received a long distance telephone call from Shipwreck Kelly, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who hoisted the ante enough to cause the about face.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
MAR 16 (Green Bay) - Frank Sabero, Santa Clara back who is rated as one of the best passers on the Pacific coast, and starred in the East-West game, has turned down a flattering Packer offer. He still is unsigned.
CORHNUSKER GRIDIRON ACE TO PLAY HERE
MAR 19 (Green Bay) - George Henry Sauer, backfield dynamo of the University of Nebraska, regarded as one of the greatest fullbacks in American collegiate football history, will play with the Green Bay Packers in 1935. The contract of the man who brought Nebraska from gridiron mediocrity in 1931 to the front ranks two seasons later has been received by E.L. Lambeau, Packer coach, assuring Green Bay of a well-rounded backfield, equal to any in the NFL. The deal which brings Sauer to the Packers is one of the most brilliant in Green Bay professional football history. The Nebraska ace, who played first last August in a poll of college players to select an opposing all-star team for the Chicago Bears, is known as the all-American who can do everything well. He is a dynamic blocker, an exceptional defensive players, and an offensive powerhouse who annually attained the scoring leadership of the Big Six conference. He is equally adept at slipping through tackles for gains in open country, or in gouging the line for all-important goal line thrusts. Great predictions were made for Sauer in 1931, when as a sophomore with a weak Nebraska team he personally held the strong Northwestern Wildcats to a 19 to 6 score at Evanston. He was the shining light of a mediocre season at Lincoln. When he was in the lineup, the Huskers clicked; when he rode the bench, their machinery clogged. During the next two seasons the predictions of sportswriters were fulfilled. Sauer proved to be great on line plunges, adept at skirting the ends, except at slicing through the tackles. He sent zooming passes 50 and 60 yards down the field. He settled the university's punting problems. He led Nebraska to two consecutive conference championships...ONE OF GREATEST: When he graduated, Sauer was regarded justly as one of the greatest backs in the country, and he was showered with all-American honors. After placing at the top of the Chicago newspaper poll, he was stricken with appendicitis, and underwent an operation. Just the same, he was on hand for the Bear All-Star game and got in several minutes of playing time. The Nebraska powerhouse is big and rugged. He weighs 200 pounds, and apparently has no defensive weaknesses. He won the 1934 New Years' day East-West game practically single handed, breaking away for two touchdown runs that paved the way for the West victory. Half a dozen men touched Sauer on one of his dashes, but the elusive Husker broke away every time. George is regarded as the finest punter Nebraska university has seen since the days of Verne Lewellen, and he is the first Cornhusker to join the Packers since Lewellen. Sauer was the goal of many a National league team this season, after he completed one year on the faculty, serving as assistant backfield coach. He was offered more money than the Packers could afford to pay, but the Green Bay management had an ace in the deck - he was offered a year-round job here, which exactly suited him, and the combination brought an outstanding football player to the Packers. College and university coaches the country over have united in agreeing that George Henry Sauer is the ideal fullback - brilliant punter, accurate passer, vicious blocker, perfect defenseman, and a running buzzsaw with the ball...HUTSON, SMITH IN LINE: With Sauer's contract in the bag, the 1935 Packer machine is beginning to take shape, in ominous formation for other teams in the National league. Sauer can flip passes on a dime, and Don Hutson, the Alabama end, is the man who can catch them. Sauer is a demon on a line plunge, and the Packers have several big, powerful new men, such as Ernie Smith and George Maddox, ready to tear open the necessary holes. Added to the cream of the crop from last year, the boys who needed only the addition of a Sauer, Smith or Hutson to win their football games, these new men are expected to provide the impetus which will raise Green Bay's professional gridiron stock from common to preferred.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
MAR 20 (Green Bay) - We would like to have four dollars and seventy cents for every headache that occurred around the NFL circuit when the news broke that George Henry Sauer, Nebraska's backfield torpedo, is under contract to the Green Bay Packers. Probably no single deal in the history of the Green Bay Football corporation was filled with as much potential gridiron dynamite as the one which sends Sauer, feared and respected by every time he opposed, from the faculty of the University of Nebraska to the backfield of the Packers. The issue of winning and losing football games next fall will be thrown right up to the Packers line, for the backfield is going to carry as vicious a set of blockers and ball luggers as any club in the National league. When men like Hank Bruder, Clarke Hinkle, Buckets Goldenberg, George Sauer and a few others start blocking, the opposition gets a technical and realistic demonstration of blocking at its best, and there will be no weak cousins in the husky Packer line. It looks like an interesting season...While on the subject, it's well to mention that Herman Schneidman, blocking back of the University of Iowa for three seasons, also is signed to a Packer contract. Zud Schammel, all-America guard at Iowa in 1933, was ready to sign a Green Bay contract if he slipped up on his medical examinations at Iowa City - but he passed. Don't confuse this boy with Tar Schwammel, the Packers' sophomore tackle. They both made all-America the same season.
STANDARD OIL GIVES $250 TO PACKER TEAM
MAR 28 (Green Bay) - A donation of $250 to the Packer football fund by the Standard Oil company was announced today by L.H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packers, Inc. The drive to provide sufficient funds for adequate financing of the professional football team still is in full swing, the president announced, and further donations are expected.
PACKERS SIGN SOUTH DAKOTA BLOCKING BACK
APR 2 (Green Bay) - Sol Kramer, 205-pound blocking back of South Dakota State college, Brookings, S.D., has signed to play with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Kramer has had plenty of college experience, and is rated an outstanding backfield prospect. He played with several freshman squads before entering South Dakota State, and has been an all-North Central conference selection for two years. Lambeau believes that Kramer will fit well into the Packer scheme, as his blocking is reputed to be excellent, and he tosses left handed passes. R.H. Threlfall, director of athletics at the Brookings college, also has praised his star back highly. "It is my personal opinion," Threlfall wrote to Lambeau, "that this boy is the best blocker and defensive back that we have had out in this country for a long time. He is also an exceptional lefthanded passer. He is a fair ball carrier, although he was such a great blocker that we didn't use him much in the other role. Defensively, I would guarantee that there isn't a better college man in these parts, and that includes some of the Big Ten schools." With 11 backs either signed under contract or expected to sign, the Packers are now turning their attention almost entirely to the line, Lambeau announced. Nearly all of the backs of 1934 will return except possibly Earl Witte. "We have contracts out for several other outstanding backs," Lambeau said, "and of course if some of them sign we'll be able to use them. Our chief interest now, however, will be in strengthening the line." Contracts have been mailed to Francis Lund, Minnesota; Duane Purvis, Purdue; Monk Saunders, Tulane; and Nickelene, St. Mary's, all exceptionally fine backs, among others, Lambeau said.
ACE MINNESOTA END SIGNS CONTRACT TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
APR 4 (Green Bay) - Bob Tenner, varsity end of the University of Minnesota's widely heralded 1934 football team, and regarded by Coach Bernie Bierman as one of the most dependable men on his squad, has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Tenner stands six feet from the ground and weighs 210 pounds. His blocking is exceptionally hard, and he is a vicious tackler. University of Minnesota football players, as well as those who met the Gopher juggernaut during the last season, regarded Tenner as one of the most underrated gridiron players ever to appear at the Minneapolis school. Although Frank (Butch) Larson, Minnesota's all-American wingman, grabbed a lion's share of the publicity for the Gophers' success of the 1934 season, football experts have predicted a greater career in the professional game for Tenner than for his better known teammate. Larsen, standing 6 feet, 2 inches and weighing 188 pounds, probably will play with Brooklyn next fall, but Coach Lambeau stated today that he regards Tenner as a much better professional prospect. Larson drew more spectacular assignments with Minnesota than did Tenner. It was Butch's work to block out the secondary in open country, where his exploits won him wide fame. At the same time Tenner was held in the line, blocking for punters and doing the other yeoman chores so essential to the success of a football team. Consequently, the rugged Tenner occasionally was overlooked in the news columns, but no less than an authority than Halsey Hall, prominent Minneapolis sportswriter, has stated that Tenner is headed for a better professional future than Larson. Tenner, Lambeau believes, will play a style of football similar to that of the dependable Milt Gantenbein. The Gopher is the second end to be signed by the Packers, the other being Don Hutson, Alabama's outstanding pass receiver. Tenner is studying medicine at Minnesota, and will sacrifice a valuable summer course to report on time with the Packers.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
APR 17 (Green Bay) - We have no intention of attempting to build up synthetic, non-existent team spirit, but any real fan of the Green Bay Packers cannot dodge the fact that interest in the squad is running higher at the present time than at any similar period in recent years. "I don't want to wish away the summer," one man remarked the other day, "but I'll certainly be glad when the football season opens again." Relief of the pressure on the club's treasury, and signing up of some of the best freshman pro football material in the country, probably are the prime reasons for the current enthusiasm, and the changed attitude is being reflected by the players, both old and new. "I'm tired of being second string fullback to Bronko Nagurski," Clarke Hinkle writes in from Toronto, Ohio. "I want to be the best fullback in the league next fall." Clarke is working for the Weirton Steel company, coaching its baseball team as playing manager, and clerking in the mill. Cal Hubbard has resumed his chores as umpire in the International Baseball league, and he writes in to say that his resignation at Oklahoma A. & M. college has not gone through yet. It's no secret that the Packers are carrying on extensive correspondence with the giant tackle. There will be a meeting of National league officials, probably later this week, to discuss officiating and settle the fate of the St. Louis franchise. The men who hold the whip hand in the circuit, we believe, are none to anxious to have the Missouri city remain in the league, although Myron S. Greentree, Gunners' manager, is battling to keep the franchise. The majority of the clubs would like to see an eight-team permanent organization, with each team playing a home and home series with each other team. This system, it is argued, would be much more fair in deciding the championship, as each club would have met the others twice apiece.
GOLDENBERG SIGNS HIS 1935 CONTRACT WITH PACKER TEAM
APR 27 (Green Bay) - Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, backfield ram of the Green Bay Packers, today sent in his 1935 contract to Coach E.L. Lambeau. The return of Goldenberg retains for the Packers one of the colorful figures in the NFL, and further guarantees the Green Bay club a backfield which will be second to none. Buckets joined the Packers in 1933 after leaving the University of Wisconsin. Most fans thought he was coming to Green Bay merely for the ride, and several outstanding football critics agreed that the powerful Milwaukee man would not make the grade in the pro game...PLAYS BRILLIANT GAME: Goldenberg immediately refuted the predictions by turning in a brilliant style of play throughout the 1933 season. He was stationed at fullback, alternating with Clark Hinkle, and his performance won him the early acclaim of Wisconsin pro football fans. Goldenberg was too valuable to be used as a substitute, and in 1934 Coach Lambeau shifted him to the blocking quarterback post, enabling the team to use a backfield which included both Buckets and Hinkle. Although handicapped by injuries last season, he was a powerhouse when used, and Lambeau expects him to experience his greatest season next fall...KNEE IS HEALED: Buckets' injured knee has healed entirely, and he now is wrestling regularly, keeping in top condition. He was on a Labor Temple card here last winter, tossing George Mack of Milwaukee. Goldenberg plays to win, all the time. He loves the contact of the game, and his playing code was best expressed when, in 1933, he was asked to express his favorite part of the game. "I like to block," he said. "I like to hit 'em."
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
MAY 8 (Green Bay) - We're telling you that since the Packer corporation was reorganized, it has received 50 percent more applications from college men interested in signing with the team, according to Coach Curly Lambeau. The boys know that the club now is on a sound footing, and many of them would prefer to play and live in a smaller city. One of these is John Norby, of Rupert, Idaho. He was with the New York Giants last year, but is a free agent, weighs 198 pounds and is 21 years old. Two years ago the Packers couldn't interest, but now he wants to play here. Only an abundance of blocking backs kept Lambeau from snapping him up.
GRID LEAGUE MEETS SUNDAY
MAY 14 (Green Bay) - An important meeting of the NFL will be held at the Fort Pitt Hotel, Pittsburgh, next Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers was informed today. The Green Bay Packers will be represented at the session. The schedule will not be drafted at Sunday's meeting, as this item of business will be completed at another meeting in July. Club representatives Sunday will discuss the controversial matter of officiating in the league, and will make a final decision on the franchise of the St. Louis Gunners.
JOANNES, LAMBEAU TO ATTEND LEAGUE PITTSBURGH MEET
MAY 15 (Green Bay) - At an executive committee meeting of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., last night, Leland H. Joannes, president, and Coach E.L. Lambeau were authorized to represent the club at a special meeting of the NFL to be held at Pittsburgh next Sunday morning. Joannes and Lambeau will leave Saturday noon. The question of officiating and status of the St. Louis Gunners' franchise will be key discussion points. The league schedule will not be drawn up until the regular meeting in July.
PRO LEAGUE MEET DATE IS CHANGED
MAY 16 (Green Bay) - The meeting of the NFL, which was scheduled to be held next Sunday morning at Pittsburgh, has been postponed one week, Leland H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., was informed today by wire from Joe F. Carr., league president. Several club representatives were unable to attend Sunday's meeting, and it now is proposed to make the May 26 meeting the regular session for drawing the league schedule. Joannes and Coach E.L. Lambeau will represent Green Bay at the meeting.
GUNNER FRANCHISE WILL BE SETTLED
MAY 17 (Columbus, OH) - The fate of the St. Louis franchise in the NFL will be determined Sunday at Pittsburgh as the league holds its spring meeting, President Joe F. Carr announced here today. A number of player trades are in the offing, Carr said, and it is probably that several will be announced at the meeting. Some of them may include star players, the loop president hinted. The franchise now owned by the St. Louis Gunners was held in Cincinnati until the middle of last season, when the Mound city club took over the contract and assumed the last place berth of the Cincinnatians. The club finished at the bottom, and did not draw the support expected. Whether the franchise will remain in St. Louis or be shifted again will be determined at the spring meeting, Carr said.
PRO SALARIES FACE ATTACK
MAY 18 (Pittsburgh) - Grumblings about the high cost of players poured into the ears of National Professional Football league officials as they foregathered in Pittsburgh today and there was talk there may be rule about it. Headed by President Joe Carr of Columbus, the representatives to the 10 clubs also will have the question of the St. Louis franchise to settle. St. Louis picked it up last year after Cincinnati dropped out and although the Missouri outfit finished at the bottom it is anxious to stay in the league. It is said, however, that Buffalo and Cleveland also angling for the berth...PIRATES ARE PROTESTING: The most vociferous of the protestants against paying big sums for new pros are the Pittsburgh Pirates, who announced themselves determined to stop the offering of abnormally high salaries to stars just out of college. It makes things hard for some of the clubs which haven't so much money, they claim. Several player deals may be made at the confab and a start on next year's schedule probably will be made. Leland Joannes, president, and E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., left here this noon for Pittsburgh to represent the club at the NFL meeting.
PRO LOOP HAS WAIVER RULE
MAY 20 (Pittsburgh) - As a concession to those teams in the National Professional Football league who complained the richer teams are grabbing all the players, the league next season will have a waiver rule which will permit the lowest club first chance at any men released by a rival outfit. The waiver rule and an ultimatum to St. Louis that it has 10 days in which to settle delinquent accounts were the principal matters decided at a closed meeting which broke up early today...WILL FORFEIT FRANCHISE: The pro moguls decreed that unless Myron S. Greentree, who holds the St. Louis franchise, can clear up his financial troubles within the specified time, the franchise will be declared forfeited and the league will operate on a nine-club basis. St. Louis replaced Cincinnati in the circuit last season. Leaving the session, the pro managers expressed themselves as well satisified with everything and predicted bigger and better things for the league this fall. Eddie Casey, former Harvard mentor and just signed to manage the Boston Redskins, said he thought the outlook is fine. "I guess there a lot of bums in this pro business," said Casey, "and I expect I will get plenty of them. However, I like the general run of things. The owners came right out and put their cards on the table, fought things out and ended up firm friends."...PLAN MEET JUNE 15: A schedule making session is to be held in Chicago June 15 and Joe Carr of Columbus, league president, was named head of a committee to revise the constitution. Representing the teams were George Halas of Chicago Bears; Arch Wolf, Chicago Cardinals; George Richard, George Clark and William Alfs, Detroit; L.H. Joannes and E.L. Lambeau, Green Bay; George Marshall and Eddie Casey, Boston; Tim Mara and John V. Mara, New York; John (Shipwreck) Kelly, Brooklyn; Arthur Rooney and Richard Guy, Pittsburgh; and Lud Wray and Bert Bell, Philadelphia. New members elected to the finance committee to represent western clubs are Joannes and Halas, while Jack Mara and Bell will represent the eastern sector.
FACING TRIAL FOR SEIBOLD ASSAULT
MAY 21 (Hurley, WI) - Paul Santini, Hurley saloonkeeper, went to trial in circuit court today charged with assault with intent to commit great bodily harm. The complaint is that Jan. 23 he threw a bottle in his saloon which struck Champ Seibold, Green Bay Packers' basketball player, severely injuring Seibold in the left eye. Santini has been in court here on there other occasions, twice charged with manslaughter. His first trial was for a fatal assault on Oscar Nordby, a blacksmith, 11 years ago resulted in a disagreement. He was acquitted at the second trail. A third case involving an assault upon a former assemblyman from Ashland never came to trial.
TWO PACKERS GO TO EAGLES
MAY 22 (Green Bay) - Sale of Carl Jorgensen, tackle, and Earl Witte, blocking back, to the Philadelphia Eagles was announced today by E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, Inc. Both men played their first seasons of professional football with the Packers last fall. Jorgensen formerly starred at St. Mary's university of California, while Witte played at Gustavus Adolphus. Both saw considerable service with the Packers. Philadelphia also has obtained Robert Rowe, halfback, Maurice Bodenger, guard, and Robert Emerick, tackle, from Detroit as part of a general building-up process.
PACKER DIRECTORS WILL MEET FRIDAY
JUNE 13 (Green Bay) - President L.H. Joannes of Green Bay Packers, Inc., has called a meeting of the board of directors for 7:45 p.m., Friday at Joannes Brothers company. Routine business will be transacted and several important matters pertaining to the coming season are slated for discussion. Coach E.L. Lambeau will report on the players' situation and touch briefly on some of the new stars that have been signed for the 1935 team, together with his plans for the training period. The directors will be asked to give their views about the schedule, which will be drafted at meeting of the NFL in Chicago over the weekend. President Joannes and Coach Lambeau will represent Green Bay at the professional gridiron conference.
FOOTBALL LEAGUE MEETS AT CHICAGO
JUNE 14 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe Carr of the NFL said here last night that the league's annual schedule meeting will be held at Chicago Sunday, June 16. He said playing dates for the coming season will be selected, arrangements made for the annual championship playoff, and final disposition of the St. Louis franchise.
ST. LOUIS IS DROPPED BY NATIONAL FOOTBALL LOOP
JUN 17 (Chicago) - The St. Louis Gunners were dropped from membership in the NFL as that circuit conducted its annual schedule meeting here yesterday. The main purpose of the session, to draft a 1935 league schedule, missed fire, due to inability of club owners to agree upon playing dates. After nine hours of debate at the Palmer House, the matter of drafting a satisfactory schedule was left up to Joe F. Carr, who was reelected as president for a five year term. At the time the stalemate was reached, the Green Bay Packers appeared headed toward a very satisfactory schedule, including home games with the Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers, games at Milwaukee with the Cardinals and Detroit Lions, and road contests with the Cardinals, Boston, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York. All this may be changed by the new schedule, according to E.L. Lambeau, Packer coach, who accompanied Leland H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., to the Chicago conference. Lambeau expects to hear from Carr concerning the schedule later this week. The league now is in the best financial condition in its history, and it will operate as a nine-club circuit, continuing the east-west divisional split. League chieftains who were present here expressed the opinion that the circuit is heading toward a personnel of eight teams, each playing home and home series with all the other teams...WILL INTERVIEW OFFICIALS: President Carr named himself a committee of one to interview the leading officials of the middle west, in an attempt to obtain only the highest type of official for league games next fall. He first will draft the 1935 schedule, having obtained from the club representatives their desired opening dates, preferred dates, closing games at home and willingness to play night contests. Paul Schissler, who piloted the Chicago Cardinals in 1933 and 1934, has been signed to coach the Brooklyn Dodgers, it was announced. Stan Kostka, Minnesota fullback, will play with Brooklyn.
PACKERS MAY PLAY UNDER FLOODLIGHTS
JUNE 20 (Green Bay) - Plans for installation of lights at City Stadium, home of the Green Bay Packers and East High, will be discussed by a group of eastside businessmen June 25. A lighting plant was installed at West High Stadium last fall.
12 GAMES ON PACKER LIST
JULY 2 (Green Bay) - A schedule for the Green Bay Packers' 1935 season was received by telephone from Chicago today, although the official league schedule to be released by Joe F. Carr, Columbus, Ohio, president, has not been received by Green Bay Packers, Inc. The schedule features three league
games with the Detroit Lions and three with the Chicago Cardinals. One game in each of these series probably will played at Milwaukee. New York, Boston or Brooklyn are not included on the schedule because of the league ruling necessitating home and home series with every club in the Western division of the NFL. Two open dates probably will be filled with exhibition or non-league engagements. The schedule was received from Charles Bidwell, Chicago Cardinals' owner, and may be subject to revision.
PACKERS GET CAL HUBBARD
JULY 8 (Green Bay) - Cal Hubbard, professional football's giant tackle who has been coaching for the past year at Texas A. and M. college, has signed to play with the Green Bay Packers next fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Hubbard's return guarantees the Packers one of the heaviest lines in the NFL. He weighs 265 pounds and is 6 feet 4 inches tall...UMPIRES IN EAST: At present Hubbard is umpiring in the International Baseball league, where he will be occupied until Sept. 8. He will join the Packers Sept. 10, in plenty of time for the first league contest Sept. 15. Hubbard has never let himself get out of condition, and his return to Green Bay is expected to add the necessary experience to a husky but young group of linemen...JOINED IN 1929: Hubbard joined the Packers in 1929, playing through the 1933 season. Before coming to Green Bay, he performed with the Giants. He saw his undergraduate service at Geneva college. The big Packer tackle has been an annual choice for all-America pro honors, being selected for one of the mythical tackle positions as late as 1933, his most recent season in the league.
JONES IS LOST TO GREEN BAY
JULY 9 (South Bend, IN) - Robert Jones, Wabash, former Indiana university athlete, and a member of the Green Bay Packers professional football team, last night was named athletic director at Central High school here. Jones was named to succeed Elmer Burnham, for several years one of the state's leading high school football coaches. Jones, who served his first season of professional football with the Packers last year, was rated as one of the best guard prospects of the National league for the coming season. His loss was termed a "great disappointment" by Coach E.L. Lambeau today. Jones weighed 218 pounds and was practically a 60-minute player in every game last year.
HUTSON IS LEADING ALL-STAR BALLOTS
JULY 9 (Green Bay) - Two prospective members of the Green Bay Packers are running well in the Chicago Tribune poll to select an all-star team to meet the Chicago Bears at Soldiers' field Aug 29. Today's release showed that Don Hutson, Alabama, is leading all the ends with 986 votes, placing ahead of Butch Larson, Minnesota, who had 894. Bob Tenner, Minnesota, another Packer recruit, is in tenth place with 391 votes. George Maddox, giant Kansas State tackle, is second among the tackles, having polled 792 ballots.
STOCKHOLDERS OF PACKERS TO MEET
JULY 18 (Green Bay) - Stockholders of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., will meet Monday night in the assembly room of the courthouse to discuss plans for the coming football season. The call for the session was issued by President L.J. Joannes, who wants to get the 1935 gridiron campaign underway at once. The players will be reporting in about a month. The National league season opens here Sept. 15 when the Chicago Cardinals tackle the Packers. Previous to the league opener, Coach E.L. Lambeau's squad probably will participate in a half a dozen preliminary contests. The Packer coach will discuss his team's outlook at the stockholders' meeting, which will get underway at 7:45.
PACKERS PLAN GRID BATTLE FOR AUG. 31
JULY 20 (Milwaukee) - Plans for a Saturday afternoon football game at State Fair park here, Aug. 31, between the Green Bay Packers and an all-Star team were outlined here late yesterday by Ralph Ammon, park director; L.H. Joannes, Packer president, and E.L. Lambeau, coach. Contracts for the contest, which would be billed as part of the Wisconsin State Fair program, have not been signed, but considerable progress with arrangements has been made. Present plans indicate that the Packers will play a team made up of the cream of Wisconsin semipro talent, reinforced by former Wisconsin and Marquette university stars. An effort will be made to secure Joseph (Red) Dunn, former Packer quarterback of the championship era, as coach of the all stars.
PACKERS LEADERS TO CONVENE ON MONDAY
JULY 20 (Green Bay) - The annual stockholders' meeting of Green Bay Packers, Inc., is scheduled for Monday night in the assembly room of the Brown county courthouse at 7:45. Despite the torrid weather, there is a lot of football talk in the air and President L.H. Joannes is hopeful that there will be a large turnout at the session. Officers will be elected. The stockholders will name the board of directors, who in turn will choose the officers and executive board to carry on the activities of the corporation for the coming year. Plans for the season ticket drive will be discussed. It is the intention of the football executives to make this year's sale campaign a record one. A drive manager probably will be appointed and he, in turn, will direct the activities of the solicitors not only in Green Bay but northeastern Wisconsin and upper Michigan as well. Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers will address the stockholders, outline the prospects for a winning club and his plans for the preliminary practice season, which is to start about Aug. 20.
PREPARE TO LAUNCH 1935 PACKER TICKET CAMPAIGN
JULY 23 (Green Bay) - Machinery aimed to assure financial success for Green Bay Packers, Inc., through an intensive season ticket sales campaign was set in motion at the Brown country courthouse last night at the corporation's annual stockholders' meeting. Leland H. Joannes was reelected president of the corporation by the board of directors. Fred L. Leicht was reelected vice president, Frank J. Jonet again will serve as treasurer, and George W. Calhoun was named secretary for another year. Joannes, Leicht and Jonet, with A.B. Turnbull, H.J. Bero, E.R. Fischer and G.F. Clifford will serve as the corporation's executive committee...SLATE IS APPROVED: Dr. Kelly was appointed as medical advisor to the corporation,
with the request that he sit in at all executive committee meetings. The sale of season tickets, President Joannes told the group, this season approaches the magnitude of a problem vitally important, and he urged the sale of not less than 3,000 tickets. "We need the help of every stockholder," he said. "We must go out and really work, for it is the only means whereby we may keep the Packers in Green Bay. Unless we have exceptional weather, we must depend on our sale of season tickets to avert a loss which might be fatal to the future of professional football in Green Bay."...MAKE ONE EXCEPTION: Season tickets will sell for $6, $9, $12 and $14, every seat in City stadium being marked and reserved. Prices for single home games will range from $1 to $2.50 with one exception - the all-important game with the Chicago Bears. Seats for the Packer-Bear game will sell at $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50 and $3, the latter price being for box seats. Purchasers of season tickets, however, will receive seats for that game at no advance in price. It is the desire of corporation leaders to launch the drive no later than next week. All Packer home game tickets this season will be sold at the Columbus Community club, as all branch agencies in Green Bay will be eliminated. The habit of holding reservations until Sunday noon for each game also will be eliminated.
PROSPECTS FOR SEASON HAILED AS BRIGHT
JULY 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will face the 1935 NFL season with greater optimism than they have felt in several years, Coach E.L. Lambeau told stockholders of the corporation at their annual meeting last night, held at the Brown county courthouse. Lambeau sketched the outline of the squad, as it now appears to be taking form, striking a high note of cheer for its chances in 1935. "The Packers may not be in the playoff for the title next fall," he said, "but we will always be in the running. If we get as many good breaks next fall as we received bad breaks last year, we'll be on top at the end. The Chicago Bears cannot improve, and if the Packer replacements are as good as we have reason to believe they are, the Green Bay team definitely is on the upgrade. The Bears will lose Link Lyman, an invaluable lineman, and there is some question as to how valuable Carl Brumbaugh, veteran quarterback, will be to the team this year. Brumbaugh has been to the Chicago Bears as Red Dunn was to the Packers."...LIONS SPEND MONEY: "Detroit is spending a lot of money and has a great organization, but the Bears are our barometer - they are our natural rivals. Still, we have a perfect right to be optimistic as the spirit of the Packer fans is greatly improved, and this attitude is certain to be reflected on the club." The Packers will report Aug. 24, Lambeau said, and the corporation leaders now are seeking a suitable place for the squad to establish a summer training camp. Offers have been received from a dozen communities, some of them very attractive, but lack of a perfect playing field which would guarantee the team against injuries, has prevented a decision. Several practice games will supplant the usual scrimmages for the Packers. These games have been booked to permit the coach to obtain a good line on his material and to take the place of the unsatisfactory scrimmage sessions, wherein Packer is pitted against Packers. There will be little chance of making money on these practice games, but the corporation anticipates covering travel and hotel expenses and may come through with a few hundred dollars on the black side of the books...PLAY ALL STARS: A game has been set tentatively for Aug. 31 at State Fair park, Milwaukee, with the Packers facing the cream of Wisconsin semipro players, including those of La Crosse, Fort Atkinson and Wisconsin Rapids, Lambeau said. These players would be reinforced by University of Wisconsin and Marquette players, and perhaps would be coached by Dunn. Another game is booked tentatively for Monday afternoon, Sept. 2, at Chippewa Falls, and two days later a booking is being arranged at Winona, Minn. A non-league practice game is planned for Green Bay, Sept. 8, affording the squad a fine set of conditioning contests prior to the opening of the league schedule. "The Packers never have had such an array of talent signed and ready to report," Lambeau said. "We had a fine bunch of recruits in 1930, but I believe we will see a better brand next fall. If Bob Jones, veteran guard who has received an offer of a coaching job, reports to the team, I believe there will be not one weak spot on our entire ball club. There is a possibility that Jones will return, and if he does, the Packers will be assured one of the greatest guards in professional football. We will have weight and experience at center. Nate Barragar, who had trouble returning to the game after a year's layoff last season, should have a better year, and I regard Frank Butler, the 224-pounder from Michigan State, as an excellent prospect. Then there is George Svendsen, Minnesota center and tackle, who may break into the game."...TWO HUSKY MEN: "We will have little to worry about at guard, with Michalsek, Evans, Jones, O'Connor and Engebretsen returning. At left tackle there will be two husky newcomers - Ernie Smith of Southern California, who weighs 225 pounds, and George Maddox of Kansas State, weighing 224 pounds and standing 6 feet 3 inches. At right tackle we may depend upon Tar Schwammel and Champ Seibold, and of course there'll be Cal Hubbard, who can play either tackle. Seibold starred last season in the Southern league and gave a great account of himself. At ends we have two of the sturdiest men in the league - Milt Gantenbein and Al Rose. Among our recruits are Bob Tenner of Minnesota, who, I believe, will be able to play 60 minutes of pro football as soon as he joins the team, and Don Hutson, of Alabama, a very fast man who is great at snaring passes but who may need a little toughening before he is ripe for full-time work. Our backs were excellent last year, and next fall they will be reinforced by Swede Johnston and George Sauer, two huskies from whom much is expected. I have never seen an outlook so bright for a successful season. We now have only to await the outcome."
PACKERS WILL PLAY CHIPPEWA FALLS
JULY 27 (Green Bay) - Contracts for a football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chippewa Falls Marines, strong semi-professional outfit, were signed today. The contest will be played at Chippewa Falls Labor Day, Sept. 2, under sponsorship of the Northern Wisconsin District Fair association. The Chippewa Falls park has a seating capacity of 8,000.
LAUNCH PACKERS' TICKET CAMPAIGN
JULY 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, Inc., season ticket sale will be launched officially tonight at Joannes Bros., when officers, members of the board of directors, stockholders and volunteer solicitors get together to talk over the campaign. President L.H. Joannes of the football corporation will serve as chairman of the drive and he wants to sell 3,000 season tickets so that Coach E.L. Lambeau's entry in the National league will have enough funds available to keep pace with the larger cities in the circuit. Green Bay is the only small city left in big time postgraduate football and it takes a lot of money to compete with such metropolitan entries as New York, Chicago, Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Detroit. The most intensive season ticket sales campaign ever attempted by the Packers has been mapped out by President Joannes and his associate officers. the entire program will be outlined at tonight's session which gets underway promptly at 7:45.
JULY 29 (Green Bay) - The scheduled game in Milwaukee between the Green Bay Packers and an all star semi-pro eleven, set for Aug. 31, has been cancelled, the Packers were notified late today.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
JULY 30 (Green Bay) - With sultry, muggy weather settled over the city like a damp shroud, and the temperature fit for little in an athletic way but swimming or boating, this department today swings to the promise of another football season. Hemmed in on all sides of the National league front by the most formidable array of powerful elevens in the history of the circuit, the Packers nevertheless are counted upon to make a strong showing, and upon the likelihood that they will do just that rests the hopes of a corps of season ticket salesmen who today, perhaps, will ask you to arrange for your permanent 1935 reservations. Why should you accommodate these volunteer workers? You can write your own answers, but here are a couple you can't overlook:
1. Your purchase will help keep the Packers in Green Bay. Facing year by year a great financial outlay, and competing with bank rolls as impressive as the fourth period temperament of the Chicago Bears, the team absolutely cannot do without the 100 percent support of every one of its fans. It would be a dull Sunday afternoon in the autumn without a Packer team in Green Bay.
2. Your purchase will assure you the same seat for every one of the six home games, which bring to Green Bay the cream of the professional football league. By a new arrangement at the Packer ticket office, you may obtain special accommodations for special guests - thus, if your part is increased by one or two on the eve of a game, your seats will be changed so that the entire group may sit together.
3. Your purchase will enable you to see the Packer-Bear game, probably the outstanding annual clash in midwestern professional football, at no advance in price.
LAMBEAU SKETCHES CRUCIAL PACKER CONTESTS FOR LIONS
JULY 30 (Green Bay) - Down through the years, with a thrill in every sentence, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers yesterday sketched his personal highlights of the team's many seasons before the Lions club at the Beaumont hotel. Lambeau, after describing the team's well-known excellent prospects for the coming season, detailed the games of the past which, in his own mind, marked important milestones in the development of the Packers. The first crucial game the team ever faced, he recalled, was in 1919 at Ishpeming, Mich. "There was plenty of war money in the air," said the coach, "and the young Packer team had been winning all its games by big scores. We were offered a large guarantee to go to Ishpeming, and they lined up a tough team for us to meet. On the first three plays three men, including Al Petcka and Jimmy Coffeen, were carried from the field with broken bones. We decided to be elusive, and for the last 55 minutes of that game we only threw three passes and punted all the rest of the time - yet we won by three touchdowns. Then came that important game with the Minneapolis Marines, in 1921, when the Packers were trying to get into the NFL. We were told to make a showing against the Marines, and they came to Green Bay with a galaxy of stars, to play at old Hagemeister park. Minneapolis got an early touchdown, and was leading, 6 to 0. The team had several other scoring chances but missed them by fumbling. Finally, the visiting safety man fumbled and a Green Bay end recovered on the Minneapolis 22-yard line. In five plays the Packers worked the ball to the three-yard line for a first down, and even then it took us three or four plays to get it over. We won the game, 7 to 6, and earned the right to enter the National league."...ANOTHER CRUCIAL TILT: Lambeau regards the Packer-Bear game of 1925, played here, as the next crucial game. With eight minutes to play against an all-powerful Bear team, the Packers had the ball, last down, on the visitors' six-yard line. "The men's faces showed that they though they could score," continued the coach, "and we decided to try for a touchdown rather than the safer goal kick, which would have tied the score at 10 to 10. Charlie Mathys faked to the fullback and tossed a touchdown pass to Lewellen, defeating the Bears. Another important game was the 1928 engagement against the Bears at Chicago, when twelve Packers were battered through sixty minutes of play, to win out by 16 to 6. You can't disregard that 1929 game at New York, when the western clubs of the National league were fighting to remain in the league. Both the Giants and Packers were undefeated, but Green Bay was crippled, with the veterans Red Dunn and Eddie Kotal on the bench. Eleven men played almost the entire game, there being but one substitution at guard near the end, and the Packers rode through for a 20 to 6 victory. One week later they crushed the Bears, 26 to 0, at Chicago to win the national professional championship. Again this year is the league situation crucial. The circuit wants to function with eight teams instead of nine, permitting home and home schedules totaling 14 games for each club. Green Bay must not be the team to be eliminated. There never was a time when the Packers were more greatly in need of their fans' support."
JOE LAWS SIGNS CONTRACT WITH GREEN BAY PACKERS
JULY 31 (Green Bay) - Joe Laws, one of the most promising of the 1934 Packer recruits, has signed a contract to play again with the professional team this season, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. In announcing Laws' return, Lambeau made no secret of the fact that he is depending upon the elusive Iowa back for regular service next fall. Laws is not exceptionally fast, but is very tough and opposing tacklers have found him hard to handle...MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS: Laws played three years of varsity football at the University of Iowa before he joined the Packers last fall. In 1933 he was voted the most valuable player of the Big Ten conference. The Iowa veteran reported to Green Bay, showed great promise in a couple of early games and then was chased to the bench with an injury...DOES REGULAR TURN: After a layoff of several games, he came back in brilliant style, doing a regular turn in the backfield, and looking particularly effective in the games the Packers played at Boston and Detroit. Laws blocks hard, runs well and passes from the port side. He hates to lose, and his return assures the Packers of another back capable of 60-minute football, who can ride the opposition through to the final gun.
WORKERS ARE BUSY
JULY 31 (Green Bay) - Industrial plants and business offices today were undergoing an invasion by a corps of workers intent on reaching the goal of 3,000 in the sale of Packer season tickets. There will be no checkup of the campaign's progress until next Monday evening, when the sales committee will meet at Joannes Brothers company, but Packer officials expressed confidence that the salesman would meet favorable receptions. Greater stress is being placed on the season ticket sale this year than ever before, as upon that drive the Packers are depending for their continued financial security in the NFL.
PACKER SOLICITORS TO MEET
AUG 3 (Green Bay) - The Packer football season ticket solicitors will meet Monday night at Joannes Brothers company to file the first reports of the 1935 campaign which was launched July 29. The Football corporation is making a determined effort this year to sell 3,000 season tickets and Monday night's checkup should give a good indication of how hot the gridiron interest is in Green Bay. President L.H. Joannes is directing the campaign and some 30 stockholders are making the rounds with subscription books in industrial plants and business establishments. Any volunteers who wish to participate in the season ticket campaign are asked to join the other solicitors in Monday's meeting at 7:45 p.m.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 5 (Green Bay) - A helping hand for the corps of salesmen which is attempting to sell 3,000 season tickets to maintain the franchise of the Packers in Green Bay appears to at the bottom of this page. It's a form you can use to express your appreciation of the work being done by the new Packer corporation, and of its efforts in lining up the best home schedule in the history of Packer football. If you fill out the form and mail it to the Packer ticket office, Columbus Community club, Green Bay, you will guarantee yourself excellent seats for six home games, and your price range is $6, $7.50, $9, $12 and $15. Every seat in City stadium will be reserved. You'll have the opportunity of securing permanent reservations for all six of those home games, unless your party is reinforced by additional guests before game time, in which case the corporation will gladly shift your seats so that your entire party may sit together. It has been a long time since you have been offered a better bargain.
316 TICKETS SOLD TO DATE
AUG 6 (Green Bay) - With their goal of 3,000 Packer football season tickets one-tenth attained, solicitors of the 1935 campaign held their weekly meeting last evening at the Joannes Brothers company. Nearly all of the workers were on hand to check in their tickets, the result showing that 316 were sold during the first week. The sales represented the first seven days of visits to industrial plant, business houses and offices...PLEASED WITH SHOWING: Although he didn't say so, President L.H. Joannes obviously was pleased with the showing made by his committee. The men remained at the meeting place for more than an hour, offering sales prospects and discussing the progress of the campaign upon which depends the financial success of the 1935 Packer season. Stress is placed upon the fact that ticket substations which have been scattered around the city during the season will not be operated this year. Tickets for all Packer games may be obtained only at the Columbus club, and advance reservations cannot be made - tickets will be given out only upon payment of the money...SPEED UP SALE: This change in policy places an additional premium upon season tickets, and was, in fact, adopted to speed up the sale of seats for the six home games. A person who holds season tickets thus has no need to worry about a last minute box office rush and the danger of inability to get a good seat for every game. The next meeting of the sales committee will be held next Monday evening, Aug. 12.
HINKLE, VERSATILE BACK, SIGNS WITH PACKERS FOR 1935
AUG 7 (Green Bay) - Clarke Hinkle, the backfield dynamo who can do everything in football and do it well, has signed to play his fourth season with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Hinkle's entire pro football career has been with the Packers. He joined Green Bay after a brilliant record at Bucknell university, where in 1931 he was highest scorer in the east. ..DOES EVERYTHING WELL: Hinkle punts, passes, runs with the ball, kicks placements and extra points and is outstanding on defense. There is not one of these departments of play which the ex-Bucknell ace cannot do well. His versatility is well represented on the Bays' all-time scoring list. In his three seasons here Clarke has scored eight touchdowns, six points after touchdown and five field goals for a total of 69 points, which places him seventh on the permanent list, with every prospect of going higher. He is now but three points behind Hurdis McCrary of the 1929-32 era, and is 13 points behind Hank Bruder....SIGNED IN 1932: Hinkle was an all-eastern fullback at Bucknell, and was signed to a Green Bay contract immediately after the 1932 East-West game, in which he played a prominent part. His home is at Toledo, Ohio.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 9 (Green Bay) - Although the annual football game between the Chicago Bears and the College All Stars is a joke as far as providing a test between college and pro football is concerned, the game on August 29 will have considerable significance to Green Bay Packer fans. The annual clash is, in fact, an all-professional engagement, being a battle between old, veteran hands at the pro game and youngsters untried at the same sport. There never was a bona fide college team in history which contained a star-studded lineup equal to that of Coach Frank Thomas and his assistants, and there never will be. But the team, with Thomas as head coach and his two leading assistants all disciples of the so-called Notre Dame system of play, will be schooled in that style, and the Bears to meet them will be forced to combat the Notre Dame offense. That's just where the Packers come in. Coach Lambeau is going to have a great preview of just what he can expect in the way of defensive measures from the Bears this fall, and two prospective Packers, Don Hutson and George Maddox, will be playing for the All Stars. Bob Tenner, another Packer recruit, was offered a chance to play with the All Stars, but turned it down. He is an intern at a Minneapolis hotel, and while he is obtaining a leave of absence to play with the Packers, he didn't feel like extending his time for the Chicago contest.
465 FOOTBALL TICKETS SOLD
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - Nearly 150 season tickets were added to those previously reported as salesman of Green Bay Packers, Inc., gathered for their weekly session at Joannes Brothers company last night. The total now stands at 465. A new ticket sales headquarters, in the building formerly occupied by the Brown County State band, Adams and E. Walnut streets, were announced at the meeting. The Packer directors last night professed themselves as not entirely satisfied with the speed which with Packer fans are reacting to the campaign, aiming at insuring the future of professional football here by the sale of 3,000 season tickets. Although the total of 465 compares favorably with the number of season tickets sold in previous years, it is felt that with the exceptionally fine 1935 schedule, coupled with the greatest Packer interest in years, a more rapid response should be given...SEND IN REQUESTS: There probably are a number of persons interest in following the Packers through the coming professional gridiron season which may not be reached by ticket solicitors, and these are urged to send in their own requests for season tickets, using the blank at the bottom of the first Press-Gazette sports sheet.
Nate Barragar was a center-guard for the Packers in the early 1930s, when Green Bay was beginning a decade of dominance in the National Football League. Barragar was accustomed to success and a winning program. He was an All-American lineman and team captain at USC, a national powerhouse that won three consecutive conference titles and its first national championship in 1928. The Trojans also routed the University of Pittsburgh, 47-14, in the 1930 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. He aspired to play at the professional level and moved east to follow that dream. He had stints with the Minneapolis Red Jackets and the Frankford Yellow Jackets in 1930-'31, franchises that experienced financial troubles and folded. Barragar joined the Packers in the middle of the 1931 season, a positive move as a talent-laden Green Bay team was on its way to winning its third consecutive NFL championship. The 6-foot-0, 212-pound Barragar, who grew up in Los Angeles, quickly adapted to small-town life in Wisconsin and the iron-fisted rule of head coach Earl "Curly" Lambeau. He also had a passion for movies and television, appearing in bit-part roles as a football player in 1931 ("Touchdown") and 1932 ("Hold 'Em"). "It was Lambeau's way or the highway," said former teammate Herm Schneidman in a 2007 Packer Plus interview. "I played with him (Barragar) in 1935, and he fit in pretty well with all the boys on the team. He was a very strong, tough football player from a big-time program. And he had the California movie-star good looks." Barragar played in various positions on both the offensive and defensive lines, mostly center and guard. "He played wherever we needed him and Curly wanted him to play," Schneidman said with a laugh. "Nate was effective at any position in the line, and we had some All-Pros at the time." Future Pro Football Hall of Famers Cal Hubbard and Mike Michalske anchored the lines, while the Packers backfield included Arnie Herber, Hank Bruder, and Johnny "Blood" McNally. Green Bay finished with a 12-2 record in 1931 to claim an unprecedented third league title, losing only to the Ernie Nevers-led Cardinals (21-13) and Bears (7-6) on the road in Chicago. At the time, the league champion was determined by standings, as a playoff system did not yet exist. Barragar was a solid starter at center for three of the next four seasons, earning All-Pro honors in 1931-'32 and 1934-'35. There was no trip to Hawaii at the time, as the Pro Bowl was not instituted until the 1938 season. Barragar experienced highs and lows as the Packers finished second with a 10-3-1 record in 1932 and then missed the 1933 season due to injury. Green Bay made history that year with its first losing record, a 5-7-1 mark. Lambeau began to turn over his roster from the title years, and Green Bay improved to 7-6 in 1934 to finish third in the NFL's Western Division. In 1935, a new weapon was added to Lambeau's passing arsenal with the signing of Don Hutson, a star receiver from the University of Alabama. "Everyone could tell Hutson was something special," Schneidman said. "Lambeau knew talent and how to get them to Green Bay." In that era of professional football, most players required second jobs to supplement their modest NFL salaries. In the off-season, Barragar returned to California and began to lay the foundation for his next profession: television and motion pictures. In 1934, Barragar was the first Packer to done jersey No. 64, a number made famous by guard Jerry Kramer in the 1960s. He ended his Green Bay career on a high note, retiring after a successful 8-4 season in 1935 with a second-place finish in the Western Division. "I had to quit the game because I was so beat up," said Schneidman, a blocking back from 1935-'39. "The NFL was a pretty tough way to make a living back then, and Curly didn't have much time for injuries. I watched a lot of guys from those early championships teams of the '30s walk away while they still could." Barragar was one of them. After accompanying the Packers on a five-game West Coast barnstorming tour in January 1936, he moved permanently to the West Coast and began a more lucrative career with films and later television as an assistant director, production manager, and producer. Barragar worked on such films as "Gunga Din," "Sands of Iwo Jima," and several popular television series, including "The Gene Autry Show," "The Roy Rogers Show," "Adventures of Superman," "Gunsmoke," and "Bonanza." "He did pretty well for himself in the movies and television industry," Schneidman said. "Not too many of us former Packers could say that." Barragar was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1979, six years before his death at age 78 in Santa Monica. In 2003, he was inducted into the University of Southern California's Athletic Hall of Fame. According to Cliff Christl, the Packers historian, the Green Bay Press-Gazette conducted a fan poll in 1946 to select a Packers all-time team on the franchise's 25th anniversary as an NFL club. Barragar finished third in the voting at center, behind Charlie Brock and Jug Earp. "That says something, because former players like Curly Lambeau and Johnny Blood cast ballots," Christl said. "Barragar didn't play a long time or in a lot of games. That was not uncommon then, because players did not make a lot of money to keep them in the game or they got injured."
NATE BARRAGAR FILE
Packers years: 1931-'32, 1934-'35
Jersey number: 31 (1931, 1935), 56 (1932) 64 (1934)
Packers highlights: Member of 1931 NFL championship team under Curly Lambeau. Named All-Pro four times: 1931-'32 and 1934-'35. Played in 41 regular-season games in Packers tenure
Other teams: Minneapolis Red Jackets (partial 1930 season) and Frankfort Yellow Jackets (partial 1930 and partial 1931 seasons)
Born: June 3, 1907, in Dearing, Kan.
Died: Aug. 10, 1985, in Santa Monica, Calif.
1935 Stock Certificate
$5,000 - Verdict awarded to fan who fell from stands at City Stadium in 1934 and sued team. Packers’ public-liability mutual insurance company was already going bankrupt, so team forced to pay $2,500 to company’s creditors. Fan’s fall sent Packers into receivership.
$15,000 - New capital generated by Lee Joannes’ 1935 stock drive, the second in team history.
(SOURCE: Packer Media Guide)
These days, the average NFL player receives about $1.2 million a year, not a bad paycheck for throwing around the old pigskin. After all, that’s three times what the President makes (though he does get free limo rides), and plenty more than your average blogger does (sigh). But in 1935, playing football wasn’t the glitzy well-funded enterprise it is today. That’s the year the Green Bay Packers went looking for a center, and found future President Gerald Ford. They offered President Ford $110 bucks a game. Over the course of a season—14 games—that means Ford would’ve squirreled away $1,540, about $24,000 bucks in 2011 dollars, if he had accepted the draft deal. Ford declined this offer, and another offer from the Detroit Lions to play professional football, and instead made his way over into Yale to study law, then to the Navy to serve his country, then to the House of Representatives, and finally to the White House where, thankfully, the salary was a bit better.Packers versus Cardinals in Milwaukee (SOURCE: The National Archives Blog)
Remmel: The Day Don Hutson Almost Got Away
It is a story that begins the last week of December 1934, a time when the Packers were launching their pursuit of a legendary end, whose subsequent presence on the National Football League stage was to not only change the course of Packers and NFL history but also the way the game is played. Since it was the year before the league implemented the draft, Don Hutson -- and every other player coming out of the college ranks -- was fair game. From the clubs' perspective, it was literally a case of "every man for himself." Accordingly, as the final days of '34 were unfolding, Hutson and his University of Alabama football team were in California preparing for a Rose Bowl matchup against Stanford on New Year's Day. During this process, the Crimson Tide, and Donald Montgomery Hutson in particular, received a practice field visit from Curly Lambeau, then vice president, general manager and head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Lambeau, the Green Bay native who had founded the Packers as a town team in 1919, was there on a scouting expedition to get a firsthand look at the fleet young end, who had become a consensus All-America selection with his pass-catching exploits for the Tide during the '34 collegiate season. Following the practice, Lambeau visited with Hutson, unwittingly setting the stage for a history-making relationship. Hutson, in turn, was to enjoy a career day against Stanford a week later, playing a major role in a 29-13 victory in the '35 Rose Bowl, and Curly was duly impressed. Lambeau, who had pioneered the forward pass in the National Football League during the 1920s, was convinced that Hutson would fit nicely into the Packers' offensive modus operandi. And he ultimately was able to lure Don to Green Bay, although it took him seven weeks of dogged persistence. He formally signed Hutson to a Packers contract on February 19,1935, for a princely sum believed to be between $175 and $300 per game. Almost immediately, however, the proverbial fly in the ointment appeared. John "Shipwreck" Kelly, then the owner of the NFL's Brooklyn Dodgers, signed Hutson to a Dodgers contract later that same day, and both contracts were filed in the office of League President Joe Carr at Columbus, Ohio. On the surface, it appeared to be a knotty problem. But Carr, a man of substantial common sense, resolved it with impressive dispatch and unassailable logic: Hutson, he decided, would be awarded to the team whose contract letter bore the earlier postmark. It, providentially, turned out to be the one the Packers submitted and that development, in turn, triggered one of the most prosperous periods in club annals. The team's history, it's safe to say, would read very differently if the situation had been reversed. With good reason. Perhaps no athlete has had a more profound impact upon the game than the "Alabama Antelope," who proceeded to originate pass patterns following his arrival in Green Bay, blazing the trail for all receivers who have followed him over the intervening 60 years and setting a host of records in the process, some of which still stand. He simultaneously played a dominant role in the Packers' rise to national prominence, one which saw them acquire three world championships and play in four NFL title games during his 11-year playing career (1935-45). In the process, Hutson became the most feared receiver in professional football, an extraordinary offensive threat for whom opposing coaches found it necessary to design special coverages and defenses. His dominance is underscored by the fact that today, more than a half-century after his retirement from the playing field, he still owns 10 NFL all-time scoring and receiving records. One of the most electrifying performers ever to grace professional football and a charter member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- he was automatically inducted when it opened in 1963 -- his career statistics eloquently document Hutson's historic supremacy at his position. The possessor of world class speed (9.5 in the 100-yard dash), soft, sure and big hands, along with a highly deceptive change of pace, he caught 488 passes for 7,991 yards and amassed the remarkable total of 105 touchdowns in 117 games -- a scoring ratio which has yet to be equaled. Underscoring his eminence from the Packers' perspective, Hutson still holds title to no fewer than six major team records: most pass receptions, game, 14; most seasons leading the team in receiving, 10; most games with 200 or more receiving yards, 4; and most points scored in one quarter, 29; in addition to the aforementioned records for career touchdowns, 105; and career touchdown receptions, 99. Hutson also was the Packers' all-time scoring leader with 823 career points until kicker Ryan Longwell eclipsed that mark just last season. Don Hutson, it also should be spread upon the record, was not merely an offensive player. At a time when players played "both ways," he also was a superior defensive back. So superior, in fact, that when he retired following the 1945 season, he was the second-ranking interceptor in NFL history with 30 thefts. And he played defensive end until 1939, his fifth season in the league, or his interception total undoubtedly would have been substantially higher Beyond that, he augmented his already remarkable contributions by kicking short to medium-range field goals and extra points, leading the league in conversions in three different seasons (1941, '42 and '45). All things considered, Hutson also might well warrant selection as the "NFL Player of the Century," since he both dominated and changed his game like no other athlete before or since. Sports Illustrated's Peter King, for one, has come to that conclusion. King has said that he had gone into his extensive research for the 1993 book he was writing, "Football: A History of the Professional Game," assuming that he would ultimately find that Jim Brown was the greatest player in pro football history. After completing his research, King said he not only concluded that it was Hutson who deserved the accolade of "greatest" but also had dominated his game during his era more than any other athlete had in any other sport. In this connection, he pointed out -- as a singular example of Hutson's superiority -- that in 1942 he had led the NFL with 74 receptions (in just 11 games) and his closest pursuer, a distant second, had only 27 catches. George Halas, the late and longtime Chicago Bears coach, paid Hutson the ultimate compliment by devising special coverages in an effort to contain him. In fact, for three years after Don's retirement (following the 1945 season), Halas each year dusted off his special "Hutson Defenses," just in case Hutson -- then a member of the Packers' coaching staff -- might have been persuaded by Lambeau to come out of retirement. Halas also said that, in game-planning to play the Packers during Hutson's day, he essentially conceded him two touchdowns per game, feeling he would be better served by making the "concession" and attempting to shut down the rest of the Green Bay offense. In the 1944 NFL Championship Game, the New York Giants, at the direction of Head Coach Steve Owen, the game's premier defensive coach at the time, did Hutson the singular honor of according him "triple coverage." Lambeau, taking advantage of the Giants, utilized other receivers and the Packers' emerged with a 14-7 victory and their sixth NFL title, with Hutson largely playing the role of decoy on that occasion. Making definitive comparisons of players from one era to those of another, obviously, is not a simple task, if only because comparing a two-way player to today's "platoon" performer is necessarily fraught with inequities. However, Lambeau once made an interesting point in connection with how he felt Hutson would have fared in a different era. Asked the obvious question in the 1960s, approximately two decades after Don had retired, Curly replied, "I think Hutson would have been more successful today than when he played ... For two reasons: we would play him only on offense and we would split him out instead of having him in tight (Don was aligned as a 'closed' end in Green Bay's Notre Dame Box offense during his playing days)." Perhaps typical of one with a flair for the spectacular, Hutson saved possibly his most extraordinary performance for his final season. Playing against the Detroit Lions at Milwaukee's State Fair Park, Hutson put on the most spectacular one-quarter scoring exhibition in NFL history. Early in the second period that sunny October afternoon, the Packers trailed the Lions, 7-0. Until Hutson took center stage. With tailback Roy "Tex" McKay on the throwing end in each case, Hutson riddled the Detroit secondary, gathering in four touchdown passes and kicking five extra points, as the Packers amassed an NFL-record 41 points during that astonishing 15-minute period en route to a 57-21 victory. To this day, Hutson's 29 points during that memorable quarter remain the most points ever scored by one player in any quarter of any NFL game in the league's 84-year history. Had he played in the second half, Hutson obviously might well have added substantially to that total. But he returned only to kick two extra points, thus closing out his career day with a then club-record 31 points. Eight weeks later, Hutson retired, closing out his career by leading the NFL in receiving for the fifth consecutive season and the eighth time in 10 seasons, the latter a period of dominance at his position which remains without equal in NFL history. SOURCE: Packers.com
MILT GANTENBEIN SIGNS FIFTH PACKER CONTRACT
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, former University of Wisconsin football captain, has signed his 1935 contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach Lambeau announced today. Gantenbein is an end. One of the most dependable, hardest working and most conscientious members of the team, the ex-Badger will be starting his fifth season as a Green Bay regular. Gantenbein joined the Packers in 1931 after a three-year varsity career at Madison. He since has demonstrated on many occasions his ability to play sixty minute football...FIRST REAL TEST: Gantenbein's first real test came in the Packer-Bear game at Chicago in 1931, when he played with a broken thumb. Observing his handicap, the Bears shot play after play at his end, but were unable to gain consistently throughout the 60 minutes of the game. Milt stands six feet tall, weighs 193 pounds, and is very strong. Coach Lambeau had particularly high praise for him after last year's Green Bay-Detroit game at Detroit when he starred throughout the 3 to
Several solicitors were not present at last night's meeting, and their sales probably will bring the total close to the 500 mark, the directors felt. An intensive drive will be maintained during the next several weeks, with many business houses, industrial plants and professional men who have not yet been approached.
0 Packer win. He is a tough blocker, and great on defense. Gantenbein's contract is the 18th to be received by Lambeau thus far, and several others are expected in the near future. The Packer coach hopes to have his entire squad in line before it leaves for Lake Thompson Aug. 24.
VAIRO, NOTRE DAME GRID CAPTAIN, JOINS PACKERS
AUG 14 (Green Bay) - Dominic Vairo, captain of the 1934 University of Notre Dame football team, known as one of the best blocking and most rugged ends in the Midwest, wired Coach E.L. Lambeau at noon today his acceptance of terms with the Green Bay Packers. Vairo stands six feet tall and weighs 196 pounds. He is a splendid blocker, is good on defense and a capable pass receiver. He hails from the iron country of Upper Michigan, the area which sent George Gipp and Hunk Anderson to Notre Dame...CHOSEN BY COACHES: Vairo received 86,208 votes in the recent poll to select a College All Star team to play the Chicago Bears Aug. 29. He did not place in the first four, but coaches in charge of the All Stars chose him because of his well-known power and stamina. The newest Packer was good for full time in Notre Dame's good contests, and is rated as a wingman likely to succeed in pro football. He will join the Bays at training camp after the Bear-All Star game, along with Don Hutson and George Maddox...ROSE IS SUSPENDED: Lambeau today announced that he has suspended Al Rose, veteran Packer end, because of his failure to sign his 1935 contract. "Rose has received salary increase of 31.5 percent since he joined the Packers," Lambeau stated, "and he was offered an increase for this season, but he refused to accept terms. Consequently, he has been suspended."
BOB MONNETT REJOINS BAYS
AUG 15 (Green Bay) - Bob Monnett, Michigan State's shifty halfback, will perform for his third season as a Packer this fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Monnett, who looks small on the gridiron but weighs 181 pounds, is particularly adept at filtering through a broken field, being exceptionally shifty and tricky. He hits hard and is an exceptional ball carrier...EIGHTH IN SCORING: Although the ex-Spartan has played but two seasons here, he already ranks eighth on the Packer all-time scoring list, being tied with Bo Molenda of the 1929-32 era and Roger Grove, who started playing in 1931. Each has 64 points. Monnett's versatility is well seen in his scoring record, as he has made six touchdowns, 16 extra points and four field goals. He is a deadly point after touchdown booter and on several occasions has pulled the Bays from bad spots with timely goals from the field...STARRED UNDER CROWLEY: Monnett starred under Jim Crowley when the latter was coach at Michigan State. His signing brings the 1935 Packer squad to 20 members.
PUSH TICKET SALE
AUG 15 (Green Bay) - The signing of Dominic Vairo, last year's Notre Dame football captain, and the return of most of the 1934 Packer veterans, are being used as talking points by the corps of season ticket salesmen now making the rounds for the Packers. The workers must push their sales this week well past the 500 mark if satisfactory progress in the campaign is to be made, directors have made clear. The increasing financial responsibility of maintaining a big league football team in Green Bay is being placed squarely up to the citizens themselves.
SPEED DRIVE FOR PACKERS
AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Season ticket solicitors for Green Bay Packers, Inc., continue their daily calls on the gridiron fans and some success is reported but total sales still are way below par and there will have to be a record number of sales in the next three weeks if the goal of 3,000 season ticket holders is reached. Reports being received by President L.H. Joannes and his associate officers show that there still are any number of prospective purchasers, but that many seem to be waiting until the last minute before they "lay it on the line" for their tickets...LOWEST IN HISTORY: E.A. Spachmann has spent the week getting in touch with the season ticket holders of 1934 and about 80 percent of last year's regulars again have placed their order for reservations. This, however, isn't any too encouraging because the 1934 ticket sale had the lowest total in Packer history. It is "new business" that the Packer solicitors have got to bring in this season if the drive is going to be successful. Several list of prospects are being prepared and these names will be assigned to the solicitors at the meeting Monday night at Joannes Bros. Discussing the campaign, President Joannes expressed the hope that the next couple of weeks would result in a greatly increased number of season ticket sales. "We still are far from our goal," said the Packer executive, "and it will take a lot of work to reach the 3,000 peak. This is a crucial hour for professional football in Green Bay and we must have a good financial nest egg to start off with, as our team expenses this year are considerably higher than in other seasons."...FINE HOME SCHEDULE: "Our home schedule of six games is an attractive one as the best teams in the league, such as the Chicago Bears and Cardinals, New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Pittsburgh Pirates all will be seen in action here. The non-league opener with La Crosse looks like the best opening attraction in a number of seasons. In behalf of the Football corporation, I again am pleading with the Packer fans to rally to the Packers' support and help put over this Packer season ticket sale campaign."
ANOTHER QUARTER TON OF BEEF JOINS BAYS
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - One-quarter of a ton of beef, in the person of two guards possessing wide professional football experience, today was added to the roster of the Green Bay Packers. Contracts have been received, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced, from Walter Kiesling, veteran of the Chicago Cardinals and Bears, and Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, Northwestern university graduate who joined Green Bay in mid-season last year. Kiesling weighs 262 pounds, while Engebretsen's weight is 238. Kiesling is one of the most experienced players in the professional grid game. Practically no one gains through his side of the line consistently, and he has been a thorn in the side of the Packer team for several seasons, first with the Cardinals, which he joined after graduating from St. Thomas, and more recently with the Bears...ALWAYS IN SHAPE: Kiesling never dissipates, and trains the year around, remaining in top condition always. He has wanted to play with Green Bay for several years, and last year had inserted in his Bear contract a clause giving him his release at the end of the 1934 season. His contract with the Packers already has been signed. Engebretsen starred in the 1931 East-West game with Clark Hinkle, and joined the Chicago Bears for the 1932-33 seasons. No less and authority than Coach Dick Hanley stated that if the towheaded husky had been used regularly at guard, he would have developed into one of the league's best men at that position. However, Tiny served at guard, tackle and center intermittently, and eventually was sold to Brooklyn, performing with that team for a season and a half. In the middle of the 1934 season he came to Green Bay, and performed well for the Packers whenever he was used...23 ARE SIGNED: Twenty-three Packers now have been signed, and all but a few of the team's veterans who will perform this season are in line.
SALES TOTAL IS 530
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - Taking another spurt upward, the sale of season tickets for the Packer home games this fall last night reached 530, and according to the workers who met at Joannes Bros. company, a considerable percentage of prospects has not yet been reached. The staff set about this week contacting the rest of the list, with the expectation that next Monday night's session will see the total pushed close to the 1,000 mark...LAMBEAU ON HAND: Coach E.L. Lambeau was present at the sales meeting, and he had considerable information for the workers, having returned from the camp of the college All Stars at Chicago. Lambeau brought high praise for the Packer recruits in training quarters, especially for George Maddox, the Kansas State giant. The Packer squad, numbering close to 30, will leave here next Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, bound for Lake Thompson near Rhinelander, where it will spend a week in camp, working out twice daily. The squad will eat at Elcho en route, and will be called into a three-hour practice session as soon as it reaches Rhinelander. All workouts will be held on the football field of Rhinelander high school.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - The college all stars who will
Chicago's Brumbaugh-less Bears at Soldier field one week from tomorrow night are going to be a tougher assignment than the team which held last year's Bears to a scoreless tie. So thinks Curly Lambeau, who returned this week from visiting the camp of the All Stars at Chicago. He found the collegians more rugged than last year, with the second heftiest man on the squad being George Maddox, the Kansas State tackle who has signed with the Packers. Maddox is just a growing boy, and while his weight was placed at around 223 when he signed with the Packers, he stepped on the scales the other day at 235 1/2 pounds - all beef. He is in fine condition - picked up a slight knee bruise in scrimmage but has been taking perfect care of it. The All Star passing attack, Curly found, was nothing to brag about. Still, with tossers like Pug Lund of Minnesota, Cotton Warburton of Southern California and Bill Shepherd of Western Maryland on hand, the aerial attack should be ironed out well in advance of the Soldier field engagement. Lambeau talked pretty seriously with Ray Fuqua, Southern Methodist university end who ran second in the team balloting only to Don Hutson of Alabama. Fuqua hasn't signed with anyone, and Lambeau believes he would make a notable addition to the Packer squad.
GROVE, HERBER TO PLAY AGAIN WITH PACKER GRID TEAM
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Two backfield veterans of the Green Bay Packers, each starting his fifth season here, will head north with the professional football team next Saturday, their signed contracts having been received by Coach E.L. Lambeau. They are Roger Grove and Arnold Herber, halfbacks. Grove and Herber are two of the real veterans of professional football. Each has crossed National league gridirons for four season, and each is feared along the entire league battle front for his particular talents. Herber is the aerial sharpshooter whose accuracy earned him the nickname "Flash" along the eastern sector. His arrival among National league clubs annually is feared by the Packers' opponents, and for several years he has been among the leaders in the circuit's forward passing race...ONE OF FASTEST: Grove, one of the fastest men on the Packer squad, alert and shifty in moving punts toward the enemy goal, starred under Jim Crowley at Michigan State. During his four seasons with Green Bay, he has scored eight touchdowns and kicked 16 extra points for a point total of 64, giving him a tie for eighth place in the all-time Packer scoring list. He is deadlocked with Bo Molenda and Bob Monnett. Grove's speed and ability to sift through opposing defenses will provide Coach Lambeau with an excellent performer to pair with his several powerhouse backs. Herber joined the Packers in 1930, playing part of the season, and has served as a regular halfback for the last four years. He was one of the greatest stars ever to play under Coach H.M. White at Green Bay West high school, leading the Purple to two Valley conference championships in 1926 and 1927...CAPTAINED BADGER FROSH: His collegiate career was brief. He starred with the University of Wisconsin freshman one semester, and was elected honorary captain. He later played one season at Regis college in Colorado. With the 1935 Packer roster nearly completed, 25 men now are under contract.
HANK BRUDER BACK AGAIN FOR PACKER FOOTBALL SEASON
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Henry Bruder, one of the most valuable players to the Green Bay Packer football team, will accompany the team Saturday when it leaves for Lake Thompson training camp, near Rhinelander. Bruder's fifth signed contract has been received by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Bruder, dubbed "Hard Luck Hank" during his undergraduate days at Northwestern university, has had a smart turn of luck in the professional game, and now is rated as one of the real stars of the National league. He is one of the Packers who has made Green Bay his permanent home, as he operates a tire shop here...FIFTH HIGH SCORER: Hank's powerful backfield play - he goes equally well at fullback or halfback - has carried him in four seasons to fifth place on the Packer all-time scoring list. Only four Packers in the team's history - Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood, Curly Lambeau and Lavern Dilweg - have scored more points than Bruder. His 13 touchdowns and four extra points have given him a total of 82, and he bids fair to be the fourth player in Green Bay history to cross the 100 mark. Bruder does everything in football well. He is a good punter, being particularly adept at quick kicks and he is an exceptional blocker. His best games have been turned in while playing in mud and rain, earning him the reputation of being the best mud horses on the squad...SCORED 22 POINTS: Packer fans still are talking about the Green Bay-Cincinnati game last year, wherein Bruder went crazy and gathered himself 22 points on three touchdowns and four extra point kicks. It is against the stronger National league opposition, however, that Hank goes the strongest, and he is rated one of the most dependable men on the squad. Bruder's signing brings the Packer roster to 26, with few more anticipated. The advance guard of the 1935 squad already is filtering into town, the two Iowa men, Joe Laws and Herman Schneidman, arriving late yesterday. Laws announced proudly the birth of a baby daughter to his wife in Bedford, Iowa. Buckets Goldenberg arrived from Milwaukee, pronouncing himself fit for the season and anxious to start, and this morning Bob Monnett came in from Michigan.
CALL ATTENDANTS FOR PACKER GAMES
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - H.J. Bero, who will handle the park attendants at City stadium for the Packer football games this fall, has called a meeting at the Legion building Friday night at 7:30. Members of the Legion and any of the city unemployed desiring to work at the Packer games this fall are asked to report at the meeting and file their names with Bero. Ushers, gatemen and the fence police will be included in the assignments. The Football corporation is calling for bids for the concessions at the park during the Packer games. These bids can be a "cover all" or for the sale of individual products. All bids must be sealed and deposited with Bero at the City Hall on or before Sept. 2.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - The Packers are going to have a lot of fun at Lake Thompson during their training week, which starts Saturday and ends with a night game at Merrill Aug. 31 - but they're going to be under real training camp discipline. Coach Curly Lambeau's list of instructions to his players, released today, made this very clear. For instance: The first workout will be held Saturday afternoon at Rhinelander. The second will be held Sunday afternoon at Rhinelander, and after that two workouts will be held daily. While the squad makes its headquarters at Pinewood lodge, everyone is expected to be in bed at 11 o'clock or before. Breakfast will be served at 8 o'clock. There will be no smoking when in uniform, and absolutely no drinking at any time. Football pants must be worn at every practice. Dr. W.W. is the club physician, and all injuries, regardless of how trivial they seem, must be reported to him. This list of rules and instructions follows the Packer policy to leave no stone unturned in seeking a winning football team. Players, as well as the coach, realize the crucial nature of the approaching season to football fans in Green Bay and Wisconsin. They''ll be in shape.
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The first casualty of the Packer training camp today placed Roger Grove, veteran halfback, on crutches with a knee injury incurred while working out. Grove is expected to remain on the sidelines for several weeks.
PACKERS PREPARE TO HEAD FOR CAMP; SCHWAMMEL SIGNS
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The northward swing of the Green Bay Packer football squad will be taken tomorrow morning, with the players leaving the Arthur hotel by bus at 9 o'clock. As the professional football players arrived from all parts of the country, Lambeau announced the signing of Adolph (Tar) Schwammel, 221-pound Oregon State tackle, who will be starting his second season with the Bays. Schwammel came to the Packers last year fresh from the first Chicago Bears-All Star football game and saw regular service throughout the season. He is rugged and tough, knows the game thoroughly and is depended upon to carry a great share of the team's offensive and defensive burden this season..SERVED IN THE NAVY: Tar recently was married. During his collegiate days he was an all-American and he also did a hitch in the Navy, where he picked up his nickname. At about 2:30 tomorrow afternoon the Packer squad, minus only its members
which are training with the College All Stars, and Cal Hubbard, who is umpiring in the East, will step onto Rhinelander high school's field for its official 1935 practice. The squad will stop at Muskie Inn, Elcho, en route to Rhinelander for dinner, and then will proceed directly to the practice field, delaying inspections of Pinewood lodge training quarters at Lake Thompson until after the workout. Interest in Rhinelander is reported to be running high, and a large crowd is certain to watch the players in action...SAUER WORKS OUT: Some of the Packers didn't wait for the opening game, but took an abbreviated, vigorous workout at Joannes park yesterday. Participating in the drill were George Sauer, the Nebraska all-American, who looked fit as a fiddle and ready for football; Buckets Goldenberg, former Wisconsin star who comes to the Packers fresh from a season of wrestling; Bob Monnett, the shifty Michigan State halfback; Joe Laws, Iowa southpaw passer; Herman Schneidman, Laws' teammate who is making his first bid for a Green Bay berth; Milton Gantenbein and Arnold Herber. Schneidman is a dark, stocky, powerful looking individual who romped through the workout with plenty of pep to share. Sauer is built just like an all-American back, which he is, and appeared to be in the pink. In fact, all the Packers seemed ready to tackle the tough training schedule...ROUGH AND READY: Gantenbein looked rough and ready, while Herber appeared to be in the best shape of his life. New arrivals after the short unofficial practice included Clarke Hinkle, fullback, direct from his home at Toronto, Ohio; Lon Evans, guard, up from Texas; Dominic Vairo, the new end from Notre Dame, who captained last year's Irish team; and Schwammel. Others are expected hourly. The signing of Schwammel brought the 1935 Packer roster to 26.
TICKET SALES BETTER
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - There has been a slight pickup in the season ticket sales campaign, according to reports of the solicitors filed at the Packer headquarters in the old Brown county bank building, corner of Walnut and Adams-streets. The solicitors have been checking back over their lists and some extra business is resulting. The season ticket campaigners will meet Monday night at Joannes Brothers company and the Football corporation officers are hopeful that the total sales will approach the thousand mark, but this is only one-third of the desired quota. According to E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the Packer ticket office (Telephone Adams 6180), the demand for single game tickets is much heavier than in former years and some out-of-town requests also have been received for season tickets. The Packer office is the only place in the city that football tickets can be secured this year.
JOHNNY BLOOD TO JOIN MARINE TEAM
AUG 23 (Chippewa Falls) - Johnny Blood, former star halfback on the Green Bay Packers, has signed to play with the Chippewa Falls Marines this year. Blood, who played with the Pittsburgh team of the NFL, will makes his first appearance with the Marines with the Packers here Labor Day.
GREEN BAY SQUAD IN FINE SHAPE TO LAUNCH WORKOUTS
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Heading for Elcho on their first stop en route to Rhinelander and the Lake Thompson training camp, the Packers loaded into a bus this morning and before 9:30 were on their way out of town. In high spirits, the players completed introductions, met old companions, and posed for a picture as they prepared to leave Green Bay for the first time this season. They were to stop at the Muskie Inn, Elcho, for lunch. The squad expected to arrive at Rhinelander early in the afternoon, and was to work out on the high school football field at 2:30 before a large crowd of interested spectators. Rhinelander, the host city, is reported to be stirred up to a great point of interest in the visitation, and it was expected that several thousand people would be present for the initial drill...AL ROSE RETURNS: Al Rose, former Texas university end, who was reported to be a holdout, signed his fourth Packer contract in time to head north with the squad, and appeared to be in excellent condition. The entire squad, for that matter, looked fit and ready for a tough season. Rose came to the Packers from Providence where he played for one season. He is tall, rugged and rangy, a good pass receiver and a fine all-around performer. Twenty-four players were on hand for the sendoff. Bob Tenner, the Minnesota end, was missing but due to report in Rhinelander. Cal Hubbard still is umpiring in the International league, and two other candidates, Don Hutson of Alabama and George Maddox, tackle and end respectively, are with the College All Stars at Chicago...24 LEAVE TODAY: Johnny Blood, former Packer halfback who signed this week to play with the Chippewa Falls Marines, was on hand to extend
greetings to his old mates. Coach E.L. Lambeau lost little time hustling his men into the bus, supervising the loading of luggage, and starting them on their way north...MEET MONDAY NIGHT: Season ticket salesman of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., will hold their weekly meeting Monday night at Joannes Bros. company. With the campaign entering the closing laps, officers of the Football corporation are hopeful that a big increase in the total sales will be reported. With the opening game at home, the non-league combat with the La Crosse Lagers, only two weeks from tomorrow, the season ticket campaigners are entering the home stretch and there is still much work to be cleared away. The season tickets are good for the six home games. Aside from the contest with La Cross Sept. 8, the following National league clubs are booked for appearances at the City stadium: Sept. 15, Chicago Cardinals; Sept. 22, Chicago Bears; Sept. 29, New York Giants; Oct. 6, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Nov. 10, Detroit Lions. This probably is the most attractive home schedule ever arranged for a Packer team...MANY CHOICE SEATS: A glance over the ticket racks shows hundreds of choice reservations in the midfield sections for prospective season ticket purchasers. The price scale of the season reserves runs from $15 to $6. Holders of the season tickets are assured the same seats for every one of the Packers' home games and they escape the price boost which will prevail at the Chicago Bear game. E.A. Spachmann, the Packer ticket director, will be glad to answer any queries about reservations. He has charged of the Football corporation's ticket office in the old Brown County bank building at Walnut and Adams streets. The telephone number is Adams 6180.