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The 1936 Green Bay Packers - 10-1-1 (1ST)

Head Coach: Curly Lambeau

1936 WEST COAST TOUR (2-1)


12 L.A. Lighthorse at San Diego          W 61- 7               5,000

19 Pacific Coast All-Stars at San Fran   W 24-14              20,000

26 Detroit Lions at Los Angeles          L  3-10              20,000



5  G-WISCONSIN CARDINALS                 W 62- 0    1- 0-0     2,000



13 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-0-0)           W 10- 7    1- 0-0     8,900

20 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L  3-30    1- 1-0    14,312


4  M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-2-0)           W 24- 0    2- 1-0    11,000

11 G-BOSTON REDSKINS (2-2-0)             W 31- 2    3- 1-0     6,100

18 G-DETROIT LIONS (2-0-0)               W 20-18    4- 1-0    13,500

25 M-PITTSBURGH PIRATES (4-2-0)          W 42-10    5- 1-0    10,000


1  at Chicago Bears (6-0-0)              W 21-10    6- 1-0    31,346

8  at Boston Redskins (4-3-0)            W  7- 3    7- 1-0    11,220

15 at Brooklyn Dodgers (2-4-1)           W 38- 7    8- 1-0    25,325

22 at New York Giants (4-4-1)            W 26-14    9- 1-0    20,000

29 at Detroit Lions (6-3-0)              W 26-17   10- 1-0    22,000


6  at Chicago Cardinals (3-8-0)          T  0- 0   10- 1-1     4,793



13 N-Boston Redskins (7-5-0)             W 21- 6              29,545

G - at Green Bay M - at Milwaukee N-at New York


After defeating the Chicago Cardinals in the first week of the season, the Packers were embarrassed at home by the Chicago Bears 30-3. However, the loss would prove to be a turning point rather than a setback as Green Bay would not lose again before tying the Cardinals in Chicago in a meaningless game at the end of the season. The Packers already had the Western Division sewn up and were set to play the Boston Redskins in the NFL Championship Game. The game was played in New York, as the Redskins were in the middle of relocating to Washington. Don Hutson scored on a 48-yard TD pass in the first 3 minutes, as the Packers never looked back winning their 4th Championship, and first in the modern era 21-6.


After attending college for a few years to no notoriety, Arnie Herber came back to Green Bay in 1929 and worked in the club house as a handyman. Curly Lambeau gave Herber a try-out and Herber joined a team that was currently dominating the NFL. By the time his career ended in 1941, Herber had thrown 81 touchdown passes and played on four title teams. Herber had a peculiar way of holding the ball. Handicapped by short fingers, he put his thumb over the laces to prevent the ball from wobbling and to assure plenty of spiraling action. Arnie’s passes quickly became noted for two qualities: distance and accuracy. During the 1937 season, Arnie suffered a leg injury that sharply reduced his effectiveness. In 1938, a new passer, Cecil Isbell from Purdue, began alternating the quarterback chores with Herber. After the 1940 season, Arnie retired, or was he forced out when the team came to training camp in 1941? Herber was a popular player with the fans, and was known to toss back a few beers, so, out of concern over his weight, Lambeau put a clause in his contract, requiring Herber to be under 200 pounds. Despite the clause, Lambeau cut his fading star in training camp, at the age of 30. But, according to researcher Larry Names, the real reason may have been more dramatic. Lambeau's second ex-wife returned to town, aiming for child support. Trying to establish residency, the coach warned hotels to not offer her a room. The Herbers provided the former Mrs. Lambeau a room, and when they refused to kick her out, Lambeau cut Herber. That reaction may have led to Cecil Isbell's retirement in 1942. Herber came back to the draft-depleted NFL in 1944, answering a call to play for the New York Giants. Herber threw sparingly but efficiently, for 651 yards and six touchdowns. As usual for Herber-led teams, the Giants won their conference and went to the title game. Herber's old squad, the Packers, still featuring Don Hutson, beat the Giants 14-7. Herber played one more forgettable season with the Giants and then retired for good. He was named to the Hall of Fame in 1966, just three years before he died at the age of 59.


Wayland Becker    32   E 6- 0 183      Marquette  1  3 25 11 FA-Brook (1935)

Hank Bruder    18/27   B 6- 0 197   Northwestern  6  6 28 11

Frank Butler   48/59   C 6- 3 246    Michigan St  3  3 27 11

Cal Clemens       33   B 6- 1 195            USC  1  1 27  9

T. Engebretsen 34/52   G 6- 1 238   Northwestern  3  5 26 12 FA-Brook (1934)

Lon Evans         51   G 6- 2 223            TCU  4  4 24 12

Milt Gantenbein   22   E 6- 0 208      Wisconsin  6  6 26  9

Buckets Goldenberg44 G-B 5-10 212      Wisconsin  4  4 24  7

Lou Gordon        53   T 6- 5 235       Illinois  1  7 30 12 FA-Cards (1935)

Arnie Herber      38   B 5-11 195          Regis  7  7 26 12

Clarke Hinkle     41  FB 5-11 202       Bucknell  5  5 27 12

Don Hutson        14   E 6- 1 180        Alabama  2  2 23 12

Swede Johnston 15/54   B 5-10 192      Marquette  4  5 26 10 FA-St. L (1934)

Walt Kiesling  49/60   G 6- 3 248 St.Thomas (MN)  2 11 33  9 FA-Bears (1935)

Joe Laws          29   B 5- 9 186           Iowa  3  3 25 12

Russ Letlow    46/62   G 6- 0 203  San Francisco  1  1 22 10 1936 Draft-1st (7)

Harry Mattos      23   B 6- 0 201 St. Marys (CA)  1  1 25  2

*-Johnny McNally  55   B 6- 0 190     St. John's  7 12 32  8 FA - Pitt (1935)

Paul Miller        3   B 5-10 175  S. Dakota St.  1  1 23 12 

George Sauer      25   B 6- 2 208       Nebraska  2  2 25 10

Bernie Scherer    40   E 6- 1 183       Nebraska  1  1 23 10 1936 Draft-3rd (25)


Herm Schneidman    4  E-B 5-10 205          Iowa  2  2 22  7

Ade Schwammel  50/57    T 6- 2 232     Oregon St  3  3 27 12

Champ Seibold  37/58    T 6- 4 230     Wisconsin  3  3 23 12

Ernie Smith    45/61    T 6- 2 221           USC  2  2 26 12

George Svendsen   43    C 6- 4 224     Minnesota  2  2 23 11

* - Known as Johnny Blood

NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Start of Season G - Games Played


RND SEL NAME               POS COLLEGE  

1     7 Russ Letlow          G San Francisco

2    16 J.W. Wheeler         T Oklahoma     

3    25 Ernie Scherer        E Nebraska     

4    34 Theron Ward          B Idaho        

5    43 Darrell Lester       C Texas Christian

6    52 Bob Reynolds         T Stanford 

7    61 Wally Fromhart       B Notre Dame 

8    70 Wally Cruice         B Northwestern

9    79 J.C. Wetsel          G Southern Methodist 

BOLD - Played for the Packers

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JAN 6 (Hollywood, CA) - Twenty-five members of the Green Bay Packers' great professional football team gathered here today to practice for a series of January football games in communities along the California fringe of the Pacific coast. The squad reported minus only three members of the team which slashed through most of its opposition in the National league this season. The missing members are Johnny Blood, halfback, Claude Perry, tackle, and Bob Tenner, end. The Packers face no shortage of tackles or halfbacks, but George Svendsen, former Minnesota lineman, has been shifted to right end...WIVES GO ALONG: Their wives accompanied the following players: Don Hutson, Al Rose, Mike Michalske, Tar Schwammel, Hank Bruder, Lon Evans, Buckets Goldenberg and Swede Johnston. The first practice was scheduled for this afternoon at Gilmore stadium, and the men appear to be in good condition. Hutson, Arnie Herber and George Sauer came out of the Denver game against the Detroit Lions without a scratch. A few of the players picked up a little extra weight since the end of the regular season, but the practice session under the California sun will take care of that. Four newspapers were to have photographers on hand preceding today's three-hour drill, anticipating next Sunday's game at San Diego against Cotton Warburton's undefeated team, backed by Victor MacLaglen, motion picture star...TEAM IS FAST: Coach E.L. Lambeau scouted Warburton's team last Saturday, and although he found the team fast, he believes that the Packers will win. Immediately after that contest the team will leave for San Francisco to prepare for the charity game the following Sunday. The Packers are enjoying the warm, sunny weather, booking golf games and other outdoor activities for their extra-curricular amusements. There is more than a little talk of knocking off the Detroit Lions Jan. 26, and if the squad is in good shape by that time the players plan to give the national champions a tough afternoon. The Green Bay team has made a tentative agreement to make a motion picture short if the team defeats the Lions and looks impressive in doing so. "We realize how important it is for the Packers to do their best," Lambeau announced, "and we expect to work hard for all the games."


JAN 7 (Hollywood, CA) - Frank Butler, 240-pound center of the Green Bay Packers, training here for a series of California football games, received a severe injury to his right shoulder here late yesterday and will be unable to appear with the team for the duration of the schedule. Butler, one of the veterans upon whom the Packers were depending on to help them make a good showing against Pacific coast opposition, incurred a separation of ligaments and joint, necessitating an operation. The Packers are scheduled to play Cotton Warburton's All Stars, backed by Victor MacLagen, at San Diego next Sunday. Butler, who was enthused about getting in shape for the coming games, went out for practice ahead of the squad yesterday, accompanied by several other Packers. When the team entered the field he was walking off, his arm hanging. One of the players threw a pass and in attempting to catch the ball he fell on his shoulder, the injury resulting. George Svendsen, who had been shifted to end, was returned to center as the Packers practiced today. Cal Hubbard was moved to right end and Lon Evans went to left tackle.


JAN 7 (Hollywood, CA) - The gates of the movies have been opened to Ted Key, central figure in the "Bunch of Keys" mystery, on the football squad at the University of California at Los Angeles last fall. The husky Texan who prolonged his college football career by playing under two names was recognized today on the studio set of "Under Two Flags". He was wearing the uniform of a foreign legionnaire. Through the efforts of Victor MacLaglen, burly movie star, Key has two jobs - working in pictures and playing semi-pro football...TAKING CARE OF HIM: "Sure, I'm trying to take care of him," said MacLagen. "I don't care much what they said about him after that thing happened. I think he's got the stuff and if I can do anything about it, he's still going to get that college education." The fullback was ruled off the UCLA squad when he admitted he had enrolled under an assumed name after having played football at the Texas School of Mines. Other Texas Keys of gridiron fame were questioned before the mystery was solved. Key, who said he wanted to complete a course in physical education, withdrew from school and later accepted a post on MacLagen's "Lighthorse" football team. Key will appear with Cotton Warburton's All-Stars against the Green Bay Packers at San Diego Sunday.



JAN 11 (San Diego) - An array of gridiron giants will make up the beef trust combination that will start for the Green Bay Packers when they make their professional football debut here with Victor MacLagen's Lighthouse outfit on Sunday afternoon. After a long workout today, Coach Earl L. Lambeau said he still was undecided upon the eleven which will face the opening kickoff, but intimated the men probably would line up in this order: Hank Bruder, quarter; George Sauer, left half; Arnold Herber, right half; Clarke Hinkle, fullback; Don Hutson, left end; Ernie Smith, left tackle; August Michalske, left guard; Nate Barragar, center; Lon Evans, right guard; Tar Schwammel, right tackle, and Milton Gantenbein, right end...PUT ON SHOW: During the drill today, Lambeau split the squad into two teams and then sent the team through dummy scrimmage. Although a one-handed touch constituted a tackle, both sides pushed the ball across the barred field with startling rapidity. Alternating their passing and running plays with effectiveness, the Green Bay grid men put on a spectacular ​show for the several hundred citizens watching the workout. Bruder, Joe Laws and Herber were doing most of the passing, flipping the ball from all angles to every corner of the park. Schwammel also put on a spectacular exhibition of placekicking and on one occasion split the upright with a boot from midfield. It was the big ex-sailor's first showing in San Diego since the days when he played on naval training station teams here years ago..WARBURTON IN:


CONTROL: MacLaglen's lighthorse football troupe is expected here tomorrow with the former University of Southern California all-American, Irvine (Cotton) Warburton, player-coach, in command. The cottontop, a one-time San Diego high school athlete, has announced the following lineup: As his probably starter: Canrinus (St. Mary's) and Jerkovich (Nebraska), ends; Anthony (USC) and O'Brien (Nebraska), tackles; Enrico (Loyola) and Shelliger (Loyola), guards; Baldwin (UCLA), center; Rust (Oregon), fullback; Pozzo (Oregon) and Wotkyns (USC), halfbacks, and Warburton (USC), quarterback.



JAN 29 (Green Bay) - Larry Bettencourt, professional football center who played several games with the Green Bay Packers during the 1933 season, attached $1,000 of the gate of one game played by the Packers in California this month, alleging $800 is due him, according to word received here. The gate involved is believed that of the Green Bay-Pacific All Star contest at San Francisco Jan. 19. Bettencourt was obtained by the Green Bay Football corporation, now in receivership, midway during the 1933 season, with the understanding that if he made good, he would see service in a given number of games. He found it difficult to get into condition, however, and several brief appearances was released. Bettencourt's present claim, officials of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., point out, is without foundation. The Packers now appearing on the Pacific coast are playing with the permission of the corporation, but without its sponsorship, and with the understanding that the entire profits be taken by the players themselves. Even if Bettencourt's claim was valid, it was pointed out, it would rest against the receiver of the defunct Green Bay Football corporation, and not against either the new corporation or its players. Legal data has been dispatched to California with the idea of clearing up the attachment immediately.


FEB 3 (Los Angeles) - Southern California wants more professional football games next winter. Harry Myers of the Los Angeles county council of the American Legion will leave tomorrow for Philadelphia to attend the annual meeting of the NFL. He wants to arrange for several pro games here next January. The Detroit Lions, national pro champions, and the Green Bay Packers drew large crowds here last month.


FEB 5 (Clarksburg, WV) - Joe Stydahar, star guard and captain of the 1935 West Virginia university football squad, announced today he will sign a contract with the Chicago Bears. Stydahar, now acting freshmen basketball coach at the university, was a member of last


year's all-East squad. He said he had received offers from the Bears, Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. 


FEB 6 (Green Bay) - Almost every time they play and without question every time they win, the Green Bay Packers acquired new fans, who are prepared to go to bat for them in any argument, big or small. The latest convert is Dutch Reuther, who skippers the Seattle entry in the Pacific Coast Baseball league, and who happened to be among those present when the Packers played the Coast All Stars at San Francisco. In a Seattle newspaper, Reuther says: "Those professionals certainly know their football. Why, it was nothing to see them heave a forward pass that developed a pair of laterals, and once there were four laterals following a forward pass. Believe me, those boys chuck the ball around. They really put on a football show. And are they big? When the Packers came out on the field it looked like eleven box cars had been shunted onto a siding. I can't see how professional football can miss, because to my mind they play a most sensational brand of football that is bound to catch the public fancy." Reuther hadn't intended seeing the game. He just happened to be in San Francisco, with nothing to do, dropped in for a few minutes and stayed until the bitter end.


FEB 7 (Green Bay) - Reliable information received here today indicated that August (Mike) Michalske, veteran guard of the Green Bay Packers and member of the 1935 all-America professional football team, has been signed as line coach at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa. Michalske, who is in California following the Packers' barnstorming trip, could not be reached for comment. Ernie Nevers, former Chicago Cardinals and Stanford university star, is the new Lafayette head coach.


FEB 7 (Green Bay) - Leland H. Joannes, president of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will leave late today for Pittsburgh, where he will attend the annual meeting of the NFL. Joannes will be joined in Chicago by E.L. Lambeau, Packer coach, who will accompany him to Pittsburgh. The league sessions, at which the 1936 schedule is to be drawn, will be held Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.


FEB 8 (Philadelphia) - The annual midwinter meeting of the NFL club owners and coaches will be held tonight and Sunday at the Ritz Carlton hotel here. For the first time in several years the professional football body contemplates no changes in the playing rules, according to Joe F. Carr, president of the circuit, who will preside over the meeting. The current pro grid code proved eminently satisfactory during the 1935 season and few, if any, recommendations for changes have been made to the rules committee, of which George Halas of the Chicago Bears is chairman...GAME IS DIFFERENT: The National league code now differs from the college game in allowing a forward pass from any point up to the line of scrimmage, the goal posts are on the goal line, and the defensive team can run with a recovered fumble. There are several other slight differences but these are the main things where the National league playing code does not conform to that of the college game. The increased stability of the professional game is well illustrated by the fact that for the first time in the history of the circuit the same clubs which played through the 1935 season will be represented intact for the 1936 season. The league is divided into two division, Eastern and Western. In the West the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers make up the circuit, while in the East there are the New York Giants, Brooklyn Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles. The 1935 championship and possession of the Ed Thorp Memorial trophy, symbolical of the pro grid title, will be awarded formally to the Detroit Lions, who defeated the New York Giants, Eastern champions, in the playoff for the crown. William Alfs, in all probability, will represent the Detroit club in the absence of G.A. Richards, club president, who is in Honolulu with the Lions...TWO REPRESENT PACKERS: Others from the west expected to attend are George Halas, coach and president of the Chicago Bears, Charles Bidwell, Milan Creighton and Arch Wolfe of the Chicago Cardinals, E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, and L.H. Joannes, president of the Packers. The Eastern teams will be represented by Bert Bell and Lud Wray, president and coach of the Philadelphia club, which is acting as host; J.V. Mara, president of the New York Giants; George Marshall, owner of the Boston Redskins, and his new coach, Ray Flaherty; Arthur Rooney and Joe Bach, owner and coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Paul Schissler and John Sims Kelly, coach and treasurer of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Carl Storck of Dayton, treasurer of the league, also will attend.


FEB 10 (Philadelphia) - One of the best schedules in recent years, containing 12 games against league opponents, was arranged for the Green Bay Packers in 1936 at the meeting of the NFL. The schedule opens on Sept. 13 at Green Bay with the Chicago Cardinals and ends at Chicago with the same team on Dec. 6. One game will be played in Milwaukee this year, according to the schedule, against the Cardinals on Oct. 4...BEARS HERE SEPT. 20: Following the Cardinal game here the Bears come to Green Bay one week later, Sept. 20, and then the Packers have an open date for Sept. 27. On Oct. 4, they travel to Milwaukee to meet the Cardinals 


again, returning to Green Bay for games with Boston on Oct. 11, Detroit on Oct. 18 and Pittsburgh on Oct. 25. The team takes the road on Nov. 1 for a game with the Bears in Chicago and then swings east for a contest at Boston, Nov. 8, at Brooklyn, Nov. 15, and at New York on Nov. 22. They will play at Detroit on Nov. 29, and then close the season against the Cardinals in Chicago on Dec. 6. No game is scheduled for Thanksgiving day...BOSTON NEW OPPONENT: The appearance in Green Bay of Boston and Pittsburgh among the eastern clubs, as well as the Bears, Cardinals and Detroit Lions from the western clubs, will give local fans five good league contests. Boston has not played here since 1933. Green Bay's representatives at the sessions were Coach E.L. Lambeau and President L.H. Joannes. The league also adopted a plan to equalize strength among the nine clubs by giving the weaker elevens first call on the services of prospective newcomers from colleges. At the same time the league received from Los Angeles an application for a franchise there, and decided to permit a club to operate on the Pacific coast on a probationary basis during the coming season...SUBMIT PROSPECT NAMES: In its new plan for selection of college prospects, the league ruled that hereafter, at the end of the regulation season, each club owner will submit the names of eight college prospects. The 72 names will be listed, and the tailend club of the league will have first call on any one of the candidates. Under this system, the last place club will have first chance to establish negotiations with upcoming players without interference from other teams. This selection will be followed by each club having a choice in the reverse order of the standing of the clubs at the close of the season. Joe Carr, president of the league, said as a result of this rotation of negotiation rights, every city in the league will thus be sure of seeing some of the college stars of the preceding season, and will prevent "promiscuous scrambling" for one or two players. "In the event that the club, for reasons outside of the prospective player's control, is unable to come to an agreement, the club would be permitted to trade its negotiation rights to another team," Carr explained...BLOW AT BIG SALARIES: This action, it was said, was prompted by the wholesale bargaining over the services of Stanley Kostka, 1934 Minnesota star, last year. The change guards against "blowing up" the salaries of rookies to tremendous proportions. Jay Berwanger, Chicago's 1935 "one man team", is reported to be demanding $1,000 a game. Applications for league franchises were made by Buffalo, N.Y., interests, headed by Charley Murray, as well as the American Legion of Los Angeles county. The Buffalo application was taken under advisement by President Carr, but the Pacific coast bid was taken more seriously. The league's meeting was addressed by Harry Myers, promotional director of the Los Angeles County Legion, which last year operated a four-club league at a substantial profit. The Coast league will cut its 1936 schedule in half, playing only six games, after which an all-star team will be assembled to meet six league clubs in trial games in late October and November on the coast...MAY GET FRANCHISE: "If the Legion's team makes a good showing against our clubs and is popularly patronized, then we'll more than likely grant it a franchise for 1937," Carr said. In the event the Legion team is admitted to the league, the club will come east for six games and other league teams will go west each year for the same number of games. Schedule making for the 1936 campaign occupied the club owners and coaches for several hours. Most teams booked 12 or 13 games. No player trades were negotiated, although the Boston Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles, which finished eighth and ninth respectively last year, sounded out the owners of the stronger clubs for some of their players.


FEB 14 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau returned last night from the Packers' western trip and from the NFL meeting in Philadelphia, voiced optimistic sentiments about the Green Bay Packers' prospects for next season. "The trip did the players a lot of good," Coach Lambeau said. "It was like a spring practice for all of them."...CHANGES PLAYERS AROUND: Coach Lambeau said he had had an opportunity to try out new formations, new plays and to shift players around into different positions. The main change fans will see in the team next year, he said, will be Don Hutson playing the safety position on defense. Hutson's speed will give him a great opportunity to get away at returning punts and at intercepting passes from the safety position, Lambeau said. In addition to this shift, Herman Schneidman will probably be used at a defensive end position. He was tried out at the post in the California games, and proved himself more than capable of handling the assignment, Lambeau said. There will also probably be a change in Swede Johnson's position, he stated, saying that Johnson may be moved up to the line at either a guard or an end post. Champ Seibold was one of the players who showed the most improvement while on the coast, according to the coach, and he proved himself ready for regular duty next season. George Sauer was injured on the first play of the Detroit Lions contest, which considerably hampered the team, Lambeau said, but he will be back in fine condition by this fall...PACKERS GROSS $11,200: As far as the financial end of the trip was concerned, Coach Lambeau reported that the Packers grossed $11,200 in the three games played. They had been guaranteed $3,500 to come to California. The players were satisfied with the gates at the San Diego and the Los Angeles game, he said, but they were quite disappointed in the receipts from the game at San Francisco, where the crowd seemed to be much larger than their share of the gate receipts indicated. They also felt that they were treated "roughly" by the California promoters, when they were promised a game in Los Angeles on Jan. 12, and when they arrived in California they had no game for that date. The San Diego game was booked to replace it.


FEB 14 (Green Bay) - John Boles, the singing romeo of the films, was taking a brief vacation in New York the other day when he told newsmen about his favorite hobby - football. It seems the screen star is daffy about collecting books and books of clipping about football teams, plays and players. He keep a voluminous scrapbook of clippings, analyzes plays and attends big games on the coast whenever his movie schedule permits. And surprisingly enough, one of the game which has attracted a lot of attention from Boles was the recent encounter between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions in Los Angeles. The postman rang twice at his New York suit, and left packages containing clippings and programs of the game. "I thought those Lions would take them," he said gleefully when the stories arrived, "but everybody out there thought the Packers would win. It was the old percentage - just like Stanford in the Rose Bowl." Other comments on the Packer-Lion game have reached this desk via Los Angeles newspapers which came to Green Bay by a devious route. These clippings seem to be somewhat Lion-sided too. One for instance, from a sportswriter's column in the Los Angeles Evening Herald, has some nasty things to say about some of the Green Bay players. "The Packers were relying on Herber who had the worst off-day of his life. He threw one execrable pass, then another which was intercepted, and the last Packer threat was over. Herber and Don Hutson, the end from Alabama who played such havoc with Stanford two years ago, were both floperoos. Hutson couldn't catch anything and furthermore seemed the most inexperienced man on the field." That ought be sent to George Halas to be put in his scrapbook.


FEB 15 (Green Bay) - Roger Grove, quarterback with the Packers for the past four seasons, has been traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers for Wayland Becker, Green Bay end, and Bill Croft, stocky guard, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. The trade has been confirmed by Joe F. Carr, league president. Coach Lambeau has been trying to get Becker with Green Bay for the past year, he stated, and is happy to have him in the Packer fold. Becker was a star at East high school here, graduating in 1930, and then went to Marquette, where he was again a standout performer...SIGNED BY BEARS: Upon graduation from the Hilltoppper school, Becker was signed by the Chicago Bears, and then loaned to Brooklyn for a cash consideration. George Halas recalled him last year, and then sold him to the Dodgers for $400. Now he comes to the Packers in the Grove trade. Wayland stands six feet tall and weighs 189 pounds. He is known as a great kicker besides and an outstanding end, and went back into the backfield and punted for the Dodgers in numerous occasions. Bill Croft is a graduate of Utah and played one season with the Dodgers last year. He is a stocky fellow, weighing 235 pounds and standing five feet 11 inches in height. When Coach Lambeau talked to Becker yesterday, the latter praised Croft's work last year, saying he was as good a guard as the Dodgers had...OTHER TRADES PLANNED: Other trades are now in the making, Coach Lambeau announced, but stated that the information on them would not be released until they were completed. Grove came to the Packer team in 1932 from Michigan State. He played good ball with the club in 1932-33 and 34, but last year he sustained a knee injury in preseason practice and was unable to play at all the rest of the season.


FEB 18 (Los Angeles) - Los Angeles will have a team in the NFL in 1937, Harry Myers, sport promoter of the American Legion council said yesterday. He said plans were being made also to build a strong team for this fall, with the possibility Harold (Red) Grange might get the coaching job. "The Los Angeles team will be on probation in the professional league in 1936," Myers said. "All the National league teams will play us here this fall, and of course we want to show them we have a strong team, and one that will hold its own against the best." Myers said the coaching job is "wide open", and that the Legion would welcome applications.


MAR 12 (Green Bay) - Russ Letlow, University of San Francisco's great guard, who was rated one of the best men on the field in the 1936 East-West game, will play with the Green Bay Packers next fall. Receipt of Letlow's signed contract was announced by Coach E.L. Lambeau today. Letlow, a veteran of the San Francisco line, follows the architectural design popularized by Mike Michalske, but is several pounds heavier. He is exceptionally broad shouldered and powerful, weighs 212 pounds and is six feet tall...SIGNED BY CARDINALS: Letlow was signed by the Chicago Cardinals, after a campaign which had nearly every club in the NFL seeking his services, but when the Green Bay preferred list was drawn up the Packers received the first call on his services. This, it may be said, is highly satisfactory to Letlow. With his 


acceptance of the terms he sent the following message: "I am very glad to play with the Packers and I shall do all I can to help bring the 1936 championship to Green Bay."...LIKELY LOOKING GUARD: Men experienced in professional football have agreed that Letlow is one of the likeliest looking prospects from the 1935 collegiate ranks. He is 22 years old, and lives at Taft, Calif. Russ was one of the Pacific Coast All-Star linemen who played recently against the Packers in San Francisco, and his work drew the praise of all those who faced him. He has played some tackle in college. Letlow is the first new man to be signed by the Packers, but several more trades are in the wind, Lambeau said.


MAR 13 (Green Bay) - A general exodus involving several veterans of the Green Bay Packers took place this week, leaving the city somewhat bare of professional football talent. Cal Hubbard, for many years a member of the Green Bay team, left for Miami, Florida, where he will work in exhibition games preparatory to beginning his career as an American league umpire. Mrs. Hubbard will remain in Green Bay until June, when their son, Bobby, completes his school year. Mike Michalske, who rumor says he has been offered a position as line coach at Lafayette college, is in Chicago, conferring with Head Coach Ernie Nevers about the post. He is expected to go to Easton, Pa., with Nevers, after which the announcement of the position, if any, will be made. Milt Gantenbein, Al Rose and Weert Englemann left for Santa Monica, Calif., yesterday to begin work with the Douglas Aircraft company, where Champ Seibold and Bob Monnett already are employed. En route they are expected to pick up Clarke Hinkle, who is heading for California from his home at Toronto, Ohio.


MAR 14 (Green Bay) - George Henry Sauer, former University of Nebraska football and more recently a backfield star of the Green Bay Packers, arrived in town yesterday and promptly settled down for the spring, summer and fall seasons. Sauer is employed in Green Bay and will make his home here. After returning from the Packers' Pacific coast trip, Sauer worked out spring practice at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb., and helped Coach Dana X. Bible with his gridiron candidates.



MAR 16 (Green Bay) - Nothing like being seasonal, so here are a few notes on professional football: Tar Schwammel, Packer tackle, wrote in from the Pacific coast recently to headquarters, reporting on a couple of his former Oregon State buddies. Coach E.L. Lambeau had Tar look the fellows over, and Schwammel's report was O.K...In the same vein, Lonnie Evans writes up from Texas. He is working on Darrell Lester, Texas Christian's all-America 238-pound center, who is on the Packer preferred list, but reports nothing definite yet. Incidentally, the news that Lester is headed for the Packers has thrown a scare in Frank Butler, veteran center. Butler is doing engineering work in Chicago, his hometown...One "scout" who has done the Packers a lot of good is Fats Henry, former W. and J. star tackle who played with the Canton Bulldogs. He appeared some 10 or 12 times against the Packers, but is a great Green Bay booster...Champ Seibold is on the Pacific coast, but writes that he is planning to here again next fall...George Svendsen may drop into town any day now....No fooling, there are trades in the air. Some of them may not go through, but the Packers are angling for a few pretty near boys not on the Green Bay preferred list...We're telling you...that Don Hutson, Packer high scoring end, now is the property of the Knoxville baseball club of the Southern Association, and he is only one of three men which the University of Alabama lost from its conference champion squad of 1935, all to professional clubs. Pitcher Lee Rogers is with the Boston Red Sox, and Red Houser is the property of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


MAR 17 (Easton, PA) - Lafayette's campus today celebrated the arrival of the new football coaching regime, headed by Ernie Nevers. Classes were suspended to greet the former Stanford and Chicago Cardinal star in his first head coaching assignment. Nevers stayed with the festivities only long enough to receive official welcome. Then he formally began the spring practice. Nevers, succeeding the resigned Herb McCracken, brought with him the former Penn State ace, Mike Michalske, a member of the Green Bay Packers. Michalske will be first assistant during the spring practice.


MAR 16 (Green Bay) - August (Mike) Michalske, for seven seasons on outstanding lineman of the Green Bay Packers, today signed a contract with Lafayette college, Easton, Pa., as assistant coach to Ernie Nevers. Announcement of Michalske's new position, which was expected for some time, came in a terse telegram to the Press-Gazette this morning: "Officially appointed today. All former information was not authentic." Michalske, a star of stars with Pennsylvania State college in the middle twenties, joined the Packers in 1929 after playing three season with the New York Yankees in C.C. Pyle's American pro league. In his very first season here, he was a sensation of the league season, and his terrific style of line play helped carry the Packers to three successive championships, earning Mike the title of "The Guard of the Century". Weighing well over 200 pounds, magnificently built and possessing a flawless competitive temperament, Michalske has been respected wherever professional football has been played. Last season he was signed as assistant coach under Coach E.L. Lambeau with the Green Bay line...POPULAR WITH FANS: Mike always has been one of the most popular Packers with the fans. He is a keen diagnostician of plays and those who know him believe that he possesses the ability and temperament to succeed in collegiate coaching. "Michalske will make an ideal assistant for Nevers," Coach Lambeau said today. "The Packers will miss him, as he is a mighty good man, but I believe that he is making a wise move. A man can't play football forever, but he can coach for many years. It will be hard to replace Mike here. He will prove a credit to any coaching staff."...MAKES HONOR TEAM: Although 


Mike has rumbled through professional football opposition for 10 seasons, his play last year was so decisive that he again was named on the first all-professional team, an honor he has received on several occasions. Talk of Michalske's impending position started when the Packers were playing on the Pacific coast last fall, but Mike repeatedly has denied rumors that the arrangements were completed. Last week he met Nevers in Chicago and yesterday, at Easton, they commenced drilling the Lafayette spring squad. Mike will remain there for four weeks before returning to Green Bay. He is married and has a residence here.


MAR 20 (Green Bay) - Anthony Paulekas, 215-pound lineman and captain of the 1935 Washington and Jefferson college football team, has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Paulekas, rated one of the toughest prospects for professional football in eastern collegiate circles, is another cog in the Packers' attempt to build up a stronger line for the 1936 campaign. He plays either guard or center, and for three seasons has been the standout on the W. & J. forward line...GRADUATES IN SPRING: Paulekas is powerfully built, carrying his weight on a five foot 10 inch frame. His home is at Washington, Pa., and he will graduate from W. & J. this spring. Fats Henry, himself an all-American at W. & J. and a former star in the National league, is the man who recommended Paulekas to Coach Lambeau. According to Henry, the new Packers is extremely aggressive, trains well and has proved exceptionally valuable from a disciplinary standpoint. "He is like Butch Gibson of the New York Giants," wrote Henry....PLENTY GOOD ENOUGH: "Any man who resembles Gibson is good enough for me," commented Lambeau. Paulekas is the second Packer to sign for the coming campaign.


MAR 21 (Tuscaloosa, AL) - With five members already in professional baseball - and more to follow their footsteps - the 1932 freshman class of the University of Alabama promises to equal, in major league talent, the 1920 outfit that included Joe and Mike Sewell, Ike Boone, Lena Stiles and Riggs Stephenson. Two members of that 1932 yearling team, still playing here, plan to make their bow in organized baseball this year. Millard (Dixie) Howell, also a football great, is trying for the third base job with the world champion Tigers. Howell, farmed out to Birmingham and ​Houston after an injury last year, looks like a fine prospect...ROGERS FARMED OUT: Lee Rogers, a southpaw signed by the Boston Red Sox last year, was farmed to Little Rock, where he showed Southern Association sluggers why college hitters found his delivery so puzzling. His 1935 record of seven wins and two losses earned him another chance with the Sox. A third member of the aggregation, Legrant Scott, is rated by his owners, the Birmingham Barons, as a likely major leaguer. Originally a pitcher, he was converted into an outfielder last year and he paced the Southern association batsmen through a good part of the season. Shortstop Bill Crittendon won a tryout with the New York Yankees and still is the property of that club. His activities however are confined to play with junior members of the Yankee setup...HUTSON SHOWS SPEED: Don Hutson, receiving end of the famous Howell-Hutson pass combination in football and now a star with Green Bay's professional football Packers, was singled out for a trial with the Knoxville Smokies of the Southern association. His tremendous speed marks him as a likely prospect. Two others, Jim Whatley and Hillman Walker, who entered at mid-year in 1932, are eligible for the 1936 campaign in college competition here. Both are expected to accept offers from organized clubs at the end of the college year. They played on the football team with Hutson and Howell when Alabama stunned Stanford with a 29-13 defeat in the Rose Bowl on New Years' Day, 1935. Alabama long has been a favorite hunting ground for baseball scouts. Besides the two Sewells, Stephenson, Stiles and Ike Boone, 'Bama sent up Derrill Pratt, Dan Boone, Minter Hayes, Ernie Wingard, Freddie Sington, Dave Rosenfield and others.



MAR 31 (Green Bay) - Wayland Becker, who followed the gridiron trails through East high school and Marquette university to professional football, has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau said today. The big end, who has seen National league service with the Chicago Bears and Brooklyn Dodgers, will play as a Packer for the first time when the Green Bay team is reassembled next fall. Although his pro grid appearances here have been limited, he has a wide acquaintance and will be regarded with the usual popularity of the hometown boy who is making good. Becker, twin brother of Warren, who starred for several seasons at Central State Teachers' college, Stevens Point, was, with Warren, a member of the last great football machine of Coach Chester Wiley at East high. His great play as a high scoring end helped the Red Devils capture the Fox River Valley championships in 1928 and 1929. Upon leaving East, Becker entered Marquette, where he played football with such success that Athletic Director Conrad Jennings termed him "the greatest Marquette end since Lavvie Dilweg." Wayland, immediately upon finishing his collegiate football career, was called to the Chicago Bears, appearing with credit for that team in the College All-Star game of 1934. In the middle of that season he was sent to Brooklyn, only to be recalled by the Bears at the beginning of the 1935 campaign...DODGERS TAKE CONTRACT: Brooklyn realized the need of having the big end - he weighs 190 pounds - and as the season started purchased his contract from the Bears for $400.  With the Dodgers last year, he was a regular end, playing either side of the line, but teaming best with giant Bill Lee, Brooklyn right tackle. These two men made an almost impregnable defense combination, and their work


drew high praise of eastern sports authorities. Becker is capable of doing a fast trick of ball carrying, and is an outstanding punter. He did all the kicking for Brooklyn last year when Ralph Kerchval was laid up with an injury. Lambeau may use him at left end, alternating with Don Hutson. Becker is the third Packer to be signed for the 1936 season.


APR 1 (Green Bay) - We're telling you that Darrell Lester, twice all-America football center at Texas Christian university, may win the high honor at least once more. He will be a grid candidate at West Point after serving as a plebe next year. Lester was on the Packers' preferred list this year, but got his appointment before he made any decision regarding professional football.


APR 10 (Lincoln, NB) - Everett (Pid) Purdy became sole owner of Lincoln's Nebraska State baseball league franchise after a four hour conference with Cy Lingle here. Purdy said he plans to leave Sunday night for Cincinnati to complete arrangements for financial backing from the National league club, to be given in return for player-purchase privileges. Lingle, a resident of Jonesboro, Ill., owned a half interest in the Links. The financial angles of the deal were not announced. Purdy is well known to Wisconsin sports fans. After playing football with the Beloit college team in 1925, Pid played with the Green Bay Packers and then took up a professional baseball career. For several seasons he played with the Columbus American association club.


APR 11 (New York) - The American Professional Football league formally organized today, granting franchises to eight cities in six states and drew up plans for inaugurating its first season either on September 13 or September 20. With Dr. Harry A. March, president, the league granted franchises in the new circuit to Boston, New York, Jersey City, Syracuse, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Providence.


APR 13 (Chicago) - Three new umpires will make their American league debuts when the junior circuit's 1936 season starts Tuesday. They are Steve Basil, from the Texas league; Cal Hubbard, former Green Bay Packer pro football star, up from the International league, and Charley Johnston, from the American association.



APR 16 (Green Bay) - Fred McKenzie, 210-pound tackle of the University of Utah, all-Rocky Mountain conference player for the last two seasons, has signed his contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. McKenzie, left tackle, has starred at Utah for three seasons as a varsity player, and press releases from that section credit him with being "on the bottom of every pile." He is noted for a fast, aggressive style of line play both on offense and defense...BUDDY OF SCHWAMMEL: The new Packer was a "buddy" of Tar Schwammel while both were serving in the United State Pacific fleet several years ago, and Schwammel highly recommends him for professional football. While Tar was pounding up all opposition to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the fleet, McKenzie was winning the heavyweight wrestling championship of the same unit. In representing the Rocky Mountain area, McKenzie comes from a section which has provided the NFL with rugged material, the most noted player of which was Earl (Dutch) Clark, veteran quarterback of the Detroit Lions. McKenzie will graduate from Utah next June...BOOST ROSTER TOTAL: The new Packers are being signed up rapidly, and Coach Lambeau expects several more contracts within the next few weeks. A new rule of the National league this season permits clubs to begin their season with 35 players under contract, rather than 30, and thus the Packers will have a larger group of candidates from which to choose. The roster must be reduced to 25 after the third league game.


APR 28 (Green Bay) - The Packers are considering building a field house under the City stadium stands next fall. Heretofore the squad has dressed at the Columbus club, three flights up. The new building would give the team a chance to tote its own equipment, such as bucking machine, blocking and tackling equipment. There would also be a drying room. Sometimes the men have practiced in the rain, and then had to don wet suits the following day...Green Bay is after three ponderous backs, who carry speed in addition to beef. One is Carl Clemens, U.S.C. husky, who weighs 200 and is a great blocker, can punt and placekick, and starred against Detroit in an all-star game last winter. Then there's Jack Ferris, the 205-pound back who played under Slip Madigan at St. Mary's and Clipper Smith at Santa Clara. Fine blocker and passer. Add to the list Theron Ward, Idaho's 212-pound, six feet two fullback. With all that weight Ward was so fast he won every spring while training with the West squad last fall. He's on the Packer preferred list.


APR 30 (Muscatine, IA) - State Highway Patrolman Oran Pape, former University of Iowa football star, died in a hospital early today of a bullet wound caused by the gun of a highway bandit he had shot and killed. He died at 2:40 a.m. after fighting desperate odds from loss of blood from an abdominal  wound  He was 28 years old. His mother, Mrs. Charles O. Pape of Dubuque, Ia., and his brother, Vern, were at his bedside. Blurting out a story of a gun battle with a holdup man who showed him no quarter, the one time "climax runner" of the Iowa football team was put under a surgeon's knife shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday...FAILED TO RALLY: Later he was administered a blood transfusion but failed to rally, and only partially regained consciousness. He was the first member of the Iowa highway patrol, organized last year, to die from a gunman's fire. The fatal bullet was fired from the gun of a man identified by Police Chief Sam Kelly of Davenport as Roscoe R. Barton, 23, of Davenport. Shot through the head with his own gun, Barton died shortly after his encounter with Pape late yesterday. Pape encountered Baron in an auto on a highway near Fairport about 5 p.m...STARTS TO DRIVE:


He stopped him to investigate. As he approached the car, the man drew his gun, ordered Pape into the car with him and started to drive away. Pape grabbed for the gun, with which he was covered. The man fired point blank, ripping a hole in the officer's abdomen. Pape wrested the gun from him and sent a bullet through Barton's head. He signaled passing motorists who rushed him to a Muscatine hospital. The gunman, mortally wounded, was brought to the same hospital in an ambulance, but died before aid could be administered. Pape provided Iowa football fans with two of their biggest thrills. The hard-hitting halfback broke around end for a 67-yard touchdown run in the Iowa-Minnesota homecoming game of 1928, after the Gophers had held a touchdown lead most of the game. Irving Nelson kicked the point after touchdown to give Iowa a 7 to 6 victory...GETS LATE SCORE: The next year the blond athlete circled end in the last two minutes for the touchdown which gave Iowa a 9 to 7 victory over Minnesota. During his junior year at Iowa Pape's eligibility was questioned, but he was cleared after an investigation. Before the next season, however, he voluntarily admitted having played in a semi-professional game under an assumed name. He did not report for football in his senior year. Oran Pape started his pro career with the Minneapolis Redjackets in 1930. About the middle of the 1930 season, John Dunn, who owned the club, surrendered his franchise in the NFL and a number of the Redjackets landed berths with other clubs. Pape, a halfback, came to the Green Bay Packers with Chief Franta, tackle, and Ken Haycraft, end. Pape saw some service with the Packers but was released while the club was on its late season eastern swing. In 1931 Pape landed a job with the Providence Steamrollers and played two games against his old teammates. The following year, Pape did some halfbacking with Stapleton.



MAY 2 (Green Bay) - Paul Miller, South Dakota State halfback, one of the speediest men in intercollegiate football, has signed his contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Miller's contract was received in this morning's mail. Miller weighs but 175 pounds but has speed to throw away. In the first minute of play against Wisconsin in 1934 he grabbed a pass and outran the entire Badger secondary for a touchdown, and later in the game returned a kickoff for another touchdown which was not allowed...ONE OF FASTEST: He will be one of the fastest men the Packers have ever had. In 1934 when Bill Shepherd of Western Maryland was piling up 133 points to lead the nation's collegiate grid scorers, Miller acquired 116 points. He scored 19 touchdowns, however, to 18 for Shepherd, the Western Maryland getting 19 points after touchdown to two for Miller. The South Dakota State ace has been an outstanding performer under Coach Red Threfal for three seasons, and he will graduate this spring. Both the Packers and Bears dickered for his services, but he swung to Green Bay because the Packers play the Notre Dame system to which he is accustomed.


MAY 5 (Green Bay) - August (Mike) Michalske, assistant football coach of Lafayette college, Easton, Pa., is back in the city and doesn't plant t leave until September. Michalske, veteran guard of the Green Bay Packers whose long seasons of service with the team have won him the high regard of Packer fans, has been assisting Ernie Nevers, head coach at Lafayette, during the annual spring practice...NONE TOO PROMISING: His reports of the squad's progress are none too alluring. Lafayette last year had one of the worst gridiron seasons in its history, but the 1935 freshman team was regarded as highly promising. Lafayette is an engineering school which has a male enrollment. Between 1,200 and 1,400 attend the college. Due to the graduation of most of last season's regulars, Michalske reports, only three lettermen return to Lafayette this fall, and the team must play several of the toughest collegiate opponents in the East. Starting with Muhlenberg, Lafayette then plays Pennsylvania, N.Y.U, Colgate, Dickinson, Gettysburg, Lehigh and one unannounced opponent in succession...STUDENTS TURN OUT: Between 40 and 50 candidates were out for spring football, and the spirit of the student body appeared generally cooperative Michalske said. The former Packer's future residential plans are uncertain. He does not know yet whether he will move to Easton permanently, and he definitely will remain in Green Bay until September. During the Lafayette spring drill Michalske was in full charge of the line, Nevers working primarily with the backfield candidates.


MAY 11 (Green Bay) - Leland H. Joannes and E.L. Lambeau, president and coach respectively of Green Bay Packers, Inc., returned from Chicago last night after attending a Western division conference of the NFL. The subject matter of the meeting was kept secret, but the men all understood to have made fine progress in improving the brand of league officiating. Lambeau also conducted negotiations with several players.


MAY 27 (Green Bay) - Scraps from this week's sports diary: Clarke Hinkle, the Packer fullback, is in town and expects to work here, establishing a permanent residence. His plans aren't completed yet. Looks fit as a fiddle and ready for football. Brought the news that Rudy Comstock, former Packer guard, will coach the new Pittsburgh entry in the American pro league. Jack McBrider is the Syracuse coach in the same circuit.


JUNE 4 (Green Bay) - William Croft, 235-pound guard of the University of Utah, who starred last season with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the NFL, has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Croft was rated one of the toughest men in Eastern pro football last fall when he was a Dodger regular. He comes to the Packers as the Brooklyn half of  a player deal which was announced last fall, but which has just been completed with the receipt of his signed contract...ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACE: The new Packer was a teammate of Fred McKenzie, another Packer recruit, at the University of Utah, where his all-around playing won him renown throughout the Rocky Mountain conference sector. His height is five feet 11 inches. Eight new men have been signed by the Packers to date.



JUNE 9 (Green Bay) - Frank Butler and George Svendsen, two giant centers of the Green Bay Packers, will return to the squad next fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today with receipt of their signed contracts. Signing of Butler and Svendsen assures the return to Green Bay of two of the huskiest pivot men in the NFL and brings the 1936 Packer roster to 10. More contracts are expected daily. Butler, who weighs 230 pounds and stands 6 feet 3 inches in height, will be playing with the Packers for the third season. Last year he was handicapped to some extent by injuries, but saw good service when he was able to play. His damages have been healed and the big center now is ready for a bruising season with the Bays. Butler formerly starred with Michigan State under Jim Crowley, is 27 years old and is employed in Chicago. He will report to the Packers several days before the opening of the training season late this summer. Svendsen was one of the most promising first year men in the pro league when he broke in with the Bays last season. He is a product of Bernie Bierman's great football machine at the University of Minnesota and weighs 214, with plenty of room for expansion...FINISHING HIS DEGREE: The powerful lineman is now completing his degree in physical education at Minneapolis, where he lives. Great predictions were made for him last year, and he is expected to be one of the best centers in professional football next fall. He is 23 years old. As soon as he receives his degree, Svendsen will return to Green Bay for the summer. He will be employed here.


JUNE 17 (Columbia, MO) - Elmer N. (Red) Sleight, former member of the University of Missouri football coaching staff and one time star tackle at Purdue, said today he had accepted a position as line coach at Lehigh university. Sleight said he would take over his new job at Bethlehem, Pa., July 1. He formerly played with the Green Bay Packers.


JUNE 24 (Green Bay) - Richard (Red) Oliver, former Texas Christian university halfback who has a 0:9.6 century on the track to his credit, has signed to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers this fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Oliver has generated terrific speed on the football field and cinder path, despite the fact that he weighs 205 pounds. He graduated from T.C.U. in 1933, and since has played pro football with the San Francisco Olympic club...RAN BACK KICKS: While starring with the Horned Frogs, Oliver specialized in running back kicks for touchdowns. His signing may give the Packers two men who are faster than the elusive Don Hutson, as Paul Miller, South Dakota State halfback who already has turned in his contract, is rated as one of the fastest men in football. Oliver was a teammate of Lon Evans, Packer guard, while at Texas Christian. In 1932, running second to Ralph Metcalfe, at the Drake relays, he stepped the 100-yard dash in 0:9.6. He was married after graduation,  starred for a time with the Olympic club on the Pacific coast and last year, after performing with the Washington D.C. professional team he finished the season with the New York Giants. Oliver stands six feet tall. He will report here late next month.


JUNE 30 (Green Bay) - Lon Evans and Paul Engebretsen, two veterans of professional football, will return to the Packers next fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today with the receipt of their signed contracts. Engebretsen is in town, but Evans is employed at his home in Fort Worth, Tex. The former Texas Christian lineman will be serving his fourth season with the Packers, and Coach Lambeau expects him to be one of the most valuable guards in the National league this fall. He weighs around 220, and stands six feet two inches in height. Minor injuries held back Evans' professional grid development last season, but he proved that he is an excellent offensive and defensive guard. He is married and the father of one child. Tiny Engebretsen had the misfortune to play the same position as Mike Michalske last year but whenever he was used he gave a fine account to himself,  and his presence in the lineup never weakened the team. Engebretsen started his big time football career at Northwestern university, where he was a regular for three years. After graduation he joined the Chicago Bears, later played with Brooklyn, and for the past year and a half has served with the Packers. Tiny is unmarried, is six feet one inch tall and weighs 235 pounds. His home is at Charlton, Iowa, and he prospects for gold in the offseason.


JULY 8 (Green Bay) - Testimony on a compensation case involving injuries sustained by Buckets Goldenberg, Green Bay Packer backfield star, when he accompanied the team on its barnstorming tour of the Pacific coast last fall, was taken today at a hearing conducted by the Industrial Commission of Wisconsin in the courthouse here. The Green Bay Football corporation is defendant in the case. He suffered injuries to the mouth which necessitated him undergoing considerable dental work. 


He brought suit against the corporation for damages, contending he was in its employ. The corporation contends the western trip was a cooperative venture of the individual players after the close of the season and not under sponsorship of the management which is disclaiming responsibility. Lee H. Joannes, president of the corporation, E.L. Lambeau, coach, and Goldenberg were the principal witnesses at the hearing.


JULY 11 (Green Bay) - The annual meeting of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., stockholders will be held Thursday July 16, in the assembly room of the courthouse at 7:45 p.m. President L.H. Joanne will preside. Plans for the season will be discussed and Coach E.L. Lambeau will talk over his team prospects and tell about the new players who have been signed. The stockholders will elect a board of directors for the year. Following the stockholders meeting, the directors will reassemble to name the corporation officers and executive board besides handling several important business matters.


JULY 13 (New York) - The American professional football league completed its organization as an eight club league loop yesterday and made plans to open a long season on September 20. The league will be composed of class from Boston, Providence, New York, Newark, Syracuse, Rochester, Pittsburgh and Cleveland, Dr. Harry A. March, league president, announced. The Buffalo franchise was transferred to Rochester because the Buffalo municipal stadium was not ready for use. Plans call for most of the clubs to play numerous night games, possibly four to six in the case of Boston, and Dr. March explained the early opening of the season by saying most of the games will be played at night during the first part of the campaign.



JUL 14 (Green Bay) - Herman Schneidman, sturdy blocking quarterback of the 1935 Green Bay Packers, has signed his contract for next fall. Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Schneidman's contract bring the Packer roster to 14, with more expected daily. Schneidman, one of the most conscientious and hard working men on last year's team, will arrive here sometime in a few weeks from his home at Quincy, Ill. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 205 pounds. Herman joined the Packers last year as a pro freshman, having played regular football three years previously at the University of Iowa, where he teamed with Joe Laws, another Packer. He was used in all Green Bay's key games last year and came through with a series of satisfying performances. Last winter when the Packers invaded the Pacific coast sector Schneidman was used at end and his play was such as to suggest a similar position for him this fall, particularly on defense.


JUL 15 (Green Bay) - Stockholders of the Green Bay


Packers, Inc., will hold their annual meeting of the Brown County courthouse assembly room at 7:45 tomorrow evening. Prospects for the 1936 season will be sketched by Coach E.L. Lambeau, a board of directors will be elected, and routine business transacted.



JUL 17 (Green Bay) - Approximately 36 prospective players will commence practice for the 1936 professional football season here Monday, Aug. 17, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau told stockholders and directors of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., as they conducted their annual meeting at the Brown County courthouse assembly room last night. Officers and directors of the corporation were reelected for another year. Leland H. Joannes again will serve as the president; Fred C. Leight is vice president; Frank J. Jonet treasurer and George W. Calhoun, secretary...EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS: Joannes, Leicht, Jonet, Turnbull, Bero, Clifford and Fisher were named to the executive board. Coach 


Lambeau's preview of the 1936 Packer season was necessarily sketchy. He expects 36 men to report, including some outstanding talent, but to date only 15 have signed. Contracts to players living in Green Bay now are being mailed out and the Packer coach expects the total under contract to be doubled within a couple of weeks. "If our new men come through, and our veterans profit by their added experience," Lambeau said, "we will have another strong football team - one capable of accomplishing things in the NFL race." The 1935 Packer team had one of the most successful years in Green Bay's history, defeating the Chicago Bears twice, Detroit two out of three games, and winning from New York in the only meeting of the clubs...BACKS WILL RETURN: "I expect all of our 1935 backs to return," the coach continued. "None is over 27 years of age and some fast new men will be added to their ranks." Three new backs of exceptional speed who will join the Packers this season are Paul Miller, the South Dakota State flash; Richard (Red) Oliver, Texas Christian ace who has stepped the century in 0:9.6, and Jack Faris, Santa Clara back who weighs better than 200 pounds. Men such as Michalske, Hubbard and Barragar will be hard to replace, Lambeau admitted, but he concluded his brief talk with the prediction that if the new linemen come through as expected, the team will retain its usual power and prestige...BUILDING IS CONSIDERED: Discussion was held concerning the building of training quarters, including showers, store room, locker space and training table, under the south stands of City stadium. It was pointed out that if the project is undertaken, it will eliminate an annual expense for training quarters and bus use to and from the practice field, in addition to centralizing the Green Bay facilities of the Packers, who practice at Joannes park and play at nearby City stadium. The playing field is new, having been resodded and leveled. The gridiron was sprinkled every evening during the hot weather and is in splendid condition. The report of Treasurer Jonet was read and approved by the directors. It showed a small favorable balance for last year, and the treasurer predicted that with a vastly improved traveling schedule for 1936, including game at New York and Boston, a successful financial season may be anticipated, provided the weather is favorable. A permanent ticket headquarters will be established at the Legion building, President Joannes announced.


JUL 17 (Green Bay) - Acquisition of Richard (Red) Smith, former Packer player and University of Wisconsin assistant coach, to aid Coach E.L. Lambeau this season, and the signing of Ed Aspatore, former Marquette university lineman, were announced today by Lambeau. With Aspatore under contract, the Packer roster for 1936 includes 15 men, with 21 more expected within the next few weeks. Smith has an athletic background which rarely has been attained by a Wisconsin athlete. Graduating from Kaukauna High school in 1922, he played a season of football at Lawrence that fall...ATTENDED NOTRE DAME: In 1925 and 1926 he was a varsity performer at the University of Notre Dame, extending his activities to baseball as a member of the Irish first string from 1925 to 1927. In the spring of the latter year he joined the New York Giants' baseball team and finished the season with that squad. Smith played with the Packers during the 1927 season, was with the New York Yankees in 1928 and returned to the Packers in 1929. He starred with the New York Giants for the two following seasons. In 1930 he coached the baseball team at Georgetown university, winning 20 games out of 25. In the seasons of 1930, 1931 and 1932, he coached at Seton Hall college, New Jersey. His baseball activities also included seasons as players with the Montreal International league club in 1929, and the Boston Braves in 1929. For the seasons of 1933, 1934 and 1935 he was at Madison, serving as catcher of the Blues' baseball team and assisting Coach C.W. Spears of the Badger football varsity...MARRIED IN 1928: Red Smith was married at Buffalo in 1928 and has an 18-month-old son. At present he is manager of the Fieldale baseball club in the Class D Bi-State league in Virginia. Aspatore, the new Packer lineman, is a left tackle. He starred for Fond du Lac High school in the Fox River Valley conference and then performed for three seasons with Marquette, where he was one of the toughest and hardest working men on the squad. He stands five feet 11 1/2 inches and weighs 222 pounds. Aspatore was a member of the Chicago Bears in 1934, being sold to Cincinnati in mid-season. Last year, he played in the Southern Association. Steady and strong, he is expected to prove a valuable addition to the Packers.


JUL 17 (Green Bay) - Coming events were casting shadows - friendly shadows - all over the floor of the courthouse assembly room last night, when stockholders and directors of Green Bay Packers, Inc., conducted their annual meeting. Out of the discussion, and the routine business which took up the time of those present, came a cheerful reminder of the approaching football season - one month from today, on Aug. 17, the Green Bay Packers will open their training season. You don't think so consistently about football when the temperature is floating in the 90s, and a 30-mile auto dash to Algoma is more important than a 15-yard sprint through tackle. But within the month, the situation will be changed radically. Coach Curly Lambeau expressed no secret when he remarked that the performances of the Packer tackles this fall may mark the difference between a winning and losing ball club. His ends are strong; his guards and centers apparently adequate; his backs among the best in the league. No team, no matter how well balanced, can lose three such veteran performers as Mike Michalske, Cal Hubbard and Nate Barragar, without being affected thereby. These men were good. Curly likes his tackle prospects, but he'll find out more about them the days following Aug. 17.


JUL 23 (Green Bay) - Henry George Bruder, one of the hardest working, hardest hitting backs ever to wear a Bay uniform, has signed his contract for the 1936 season, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. This will be Bruder's sixth season with the Green Bay professional football team. He came here from Northwestern in 1931, and has been one of the mainstays of the Packer backfield ever since, known for his hard running, blocking and tackling. In addition to these, Bruder can also pass, catch passes and kick. Bruder became known in his collegiate days as "Hard Luck Hank" when tough breaks strew his path to what might have been an All-American berth. He played at Pekin, Ill., high school, his native city, before entering Northwestern, and then played on the Wildcat squads under Coach Dick Hanley in 1928, '29, and '30...BROKE LEG AGAINST BADGERS: In 1929 against the Wisconsin Badgers, Bruder kicked out of bounds on the Badger 10-yard line three times in succession, and then was carried out of the game later with a broken leg. When Bruder first played with the Packers he always wore the jersey with the numeral 13 until Coach Lambeau made him change. Bruder ranks fourth on the Packer all-time scoring list standing next to Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood and Curly Lambeau. Bruder has scored 14 touchdowns and four points after touchdowns for a total of 88 points. Hank is one of the Packer stars who has made Green Bay his permanent home. He is married and has one son, and lived at 710 Eliza street. He operates a tire business here. Bruder is 29 years old,


weighs a little less than 200 pounds and is 6 feet tall. He has kept in excellent physical shape during all of the off-seasons here by playing baseball, basketball and officiating at other athletic contests. Bruder is the 16th man to be signed for the 1936 Packer squad.


JUL 25 (Green Bay) - The signing of George Henry Sauer, stellar Nebraska fullback, on the Green Bay Packer squad last year created a sports sensation. Today the announcement that Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau that Sauer has turned in his signed contract for the 1936 campaign will bring a smile of satisfaction to the faces of all Packer fans. Sauer was chosen All-American league halfback after his work with the Packers last year, and yet it was the opinion of most football experts that he had not yet reached his peak in the pro game. It usually takes even a great back a year to get fully coordinated into professional ball, they said. So George Henry Sauer comes back to the Packers this year with the promise of being one of the outstanding backfield performers in the National league...WAS ALL-AMERICAN: After annexing All-Big Six honors as fullback in the season of 1931-32-33, Sauer was elevated to All-American ranking in 1933. He saw action in the East-West game at San Francisco that year, and later saw service with the College All-Stars against the Chicago Bears. Sauer didn't play football in the fall of 1934, taking a coaching position at his alma mater, Nebraska. He came here in 1935, however, and now has made his home in Green Bay, working here as a salesman for a sporting good house. The all-star fullback was born Dec. 11, 1910 at Stratton, Neb. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and is of German descent. He is married. In the East-West game of 1934, Sauer scored two touchdowns and intercepted many forward passes. At Nebraska he also lettered in basketball, track and wrestling...SCORED 24 POINTS: Sauer made an impressive start on the all-time Packer scoring list in his first season with the Bays, scoring four touchdowns for 24 points to land in 28th place in the all-time list. He is just behind Dick O'Donnell and just ahead of Paul Fitzgibbons. With Sauer's signing, there are now 17 players in the fold for 1936.



JUL 27 (Green Bay) - Joe Laws, Packer halfback for the last two seasons, signed his 1936 contract today, it was announced by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Laws, known for his left-handed passing and his elusive running, has been one of the chief Packer signal callers during the 1934 and 1935 campaigns. He came to the Packers from the University of Iowa. Laws was born June 16, 1922 in Colfax, Iowa. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. Married, Laws lives in Colfax. Laws was awarded the Chicago Tribune trophy for the most valuable player in the Western conference in his senior year at Iowa, 1933. That season he led Iowa to victory over Purdue with touchdowns on runs of 60 and 30 yards for the Boilermakers' lone loss of the season. Laws also played in the Bears-All Star game in August 1934...BEAT PURDUE IN 1933: Joe scored three touchdowns for 18 points with the Packers during his two seasons, and now ranks 31st on the Packer all time scoring list, just behind Tommy Mills and just ahead of Jack Harris. Laws is the 18th player to be signed by the Packers this season.


JUL 27 (Central Press) - Next autumn, professional football will try, for the second time, the dual system of the major leagues which has worked so well in baseball but was such a flop when the pro pigskin magnates attempted it in 1926. The chances for the success of such an arrangement, we think, are quite good, despite the 1926 failure of Charles C. (Cash and Carry) Pyle's attempt to put over his American football league built around the personality and publicized fame of Red Grange. The pro game has made great strides in popularity in the last 10 years. The big city franchises in the NFL, a gamble a decade ago, are now valuable property. Even such small towns as Green Bay, Wis., and Portsmouth, O., have supported big league teams. The new league, to be known as the American Professional Football league, is expected to be confined for at least its first season to New York, Boston, Cleveland, Rochester, Syracuse and Pittsburgh...DR. 


MARCH GUIDING SPIRIT: Though the new circuit will have teams in New York, Pittsburgh and Boston, cities which now are also included in the National, it plans to operate peaceably alongside to Dr. Harry March, guiding spirit of the new wheel. Cleveland is a happy choice. Once one of the original clubs of the first pro grid circuit which included the famous Canton Bulldogs, Dayton Triangles, Columbus Panhandles and other noted clubs of pro football's stone age, the Lake Erie metropolis has been without big league pro football for a long time. Whether Rochester and Syracuse are big enough to support a major pro grid team remains to be proved. The intention of the new circuit is to arrange a schedule so each of its six members can play home and home games with each of the other five outfits in a 10-game schedule. It was probably for this reason that Newark and Jersey City were not admitted to the league this season, as two more clubs under the plan would have resulted in a 14-game card, too heavy for the pigskin sports' brief season. The fact that the new league is to be under the guiding hand of Dr. March long known as the "father of professional football" is an excellent reason for predicting the circuit's success. Dr. March probably is the smartest pro football man in America - certainly the most experienced. It was Dr. March who, on the dissolution of the old American league with its New York Yankees, Chicago Bulls and other orphaned squads, built a stronger circuit of the National by utilizing elements of the defunct American in 1927. The new league will also play night games in the early part of the season - before November's freezing blasts make after-supper sessions impossible.


JUL 28 (Green Bay) - One of the smallest and one of the best all-around backfield men in the NFL will be back with the Green Bay Packers in 1936. He is Bobby Monnett, of Michigan State. Announcement of Bob's signed contract was made today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Monnett is one of the smoothest running backs on the Green Bay squad, passes and catches passes, placekicks and is adept at running back punts. He is one of the highest scoring men on the present squad, having chalked up seven touchdowns, 18 points after touchdown and five field goals for a grand total of 75 points in the three seasons he has been with Green Bay...LIVES IN OHIO: Monnett's hometown is Bucyrus, Ohio. He was with Michigan State three years under Coach Jimmy Crowley, who recommended the player to Coach Lambeau. He captained the team his senior year. Monnett is 5 feet, 8 3/14 inches tall and weighs 181 pounds. He is 25 years old, single. He is employed as a salesman when not working for the Packers. Monnett makes 19 players already signed by the Packers for the 1936 campaign.


JUL 29 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer football stock climbed way above par today with the announcement by Coach E.L. Lambeau that Ralph "Primo" Miller, one of the greatest tackles ever developed in the southwest, had signed his contract to play here this season. The new Bay lineman graduated from Rice Institute, Houston, Texas, in June and is now working in the oil fields. This is keeping Miller in the pink of condition, and he should be ready to go when he reports to the Packers' opening practice on Aug. 17...BUILT FOR GAME: Miller has just the build for a professional football tackle. He stands six feet five inches and tips the beams just over 235 pounds. Despite his size, Miller gets around like a dash man and in his college days he was often down the field under punts faster than his ends. The Texas "man-mountain" lives in San Antonio where he played in high school. On entering Rice Institute, Miller earned his numerals in his freshman year and then saw service with the varsity for three seasons. He was named as All-Southwest tackle in 1934 and 1935. Coach Lambeau has been watching Miller for several years. The Packers pilot's scouts in southwest football reported that Miller would "cut the buck" in major league football and several of them ran out of adjectives in picturing the big tackle's play in some of the major games last fall...BETTER THAN SPAIN: Fred Thomsen, Arkansas coach, in writing of Miller said: "Down this way the scribes sang loud praises of Truman Spain of Southern Methodist but to my way of thinking 'Primo' Miller was the best all-around tackle in the southwest. Miller would rather play football than eat and he is blessed with that highly valuable 'victory urge' which is most essential to a successful gridiron machine. You won't go wrong on Miller. It is my opinion that he will be outstanding right from the opening whistle in professional football." (Truman Spain, mentioned by Thomsen, placed second in the Chicago Tribune All-American tackle selections. Pittsburgh landed him in the NFL draft and he is slated to play with the Pirates unless Owner Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh club trades him for a high-powered back or end.) Coach Jimmy Kitts of Rice Institute, who has developed a flock of outstanding players in the last five years, put his O.K. on Miller with the following statement: " Ralph is one of the greatest football players that I was ever fortunate enough to coach. He is a splendid team worker and one of the easiest boys in the world to get along with."...STUDENT OF GAME: "Miller is a student of football and his tackle play was perfection to the last word. Ralph was a rugged customer and seldom was out of the game due to injuries. Unless I miss my guess Miller will prove his worth to you before three games have been played. Of course I am not calling him a 'Cal Hubbard' yet but 'Primo' has great possibilities. You wait and see. I think he is the greatest lineman in the country." Wilton Hazzard writing in the 1935 Illustrated Football annual had this to say about Miller: "On the Rice squad is a giant young tackle, Ralph 'Primo' Miller, who looms as one of the outstanding young linemen in the southwest. Miller comes from San Antonio where he starred in scholastic football. Last fall some of the seniors were given the starting rights but when Miller did get in there, he turned loose the full power of his 235 pounds on a 6 foot 5 inch frame and opposing linemen got a faint idea of how it felt to tangle with a buzzsaw. Primo is a rawboned mammoth with a fighting eye and jutting jaw. He is surprisingly fast for a man of his heft, is active and alert and always ready to go."...HARD TO


According to the description, “1936 World Champion Green Bay Packers Rahr Brewing Corp. Beer Label. One of the scarcest and most attractive original pieces of Packers memorabilia representing the 1936 World Championship squad. Measuring at 3.5" x 5", the excellent piece pictures Curly Lambeau, Johnny Blood, Don Hutson, Clarke Hinkle and all the team’s “Good Ol’ Boys” from that small Wisconsin town.” SOURCE:


Curly Lambeau with Lon Evans (23) and Henry Mattos (51)




STOP: "Interference runners have found it almost impossible to take this big lad off his feet; he simply barges through, slapping them left and right and embraces the runner in a jolting bear-hug that is as the embrace of a steel trap. Miller was recently selected on an all-time Rice team. Fred Thomsen, Arkansas coach, rates him as the best tackle he has ever seen in the conference, and Marry Bell, S.M.U. coach, seconds the motion."


JULY 30 (Green Bay) - Walter Kiesling, one of the oldest lineman in the NFL from point of service, sent in his signed Packer contract to Coach E.L. Lambeau today. Kiesling came to the Packers from the Chicago Bears at the start of last year's campaign, and played exceptional football at guard for the Bays all season. Coach Lambeau considers Kiesling one of the smartest guards in the game today, and it is highly probable that he will have a hand in the line coaching this fall. This will be Kiesling's 11th year in professional football. He started his post-graduate career with Ernie Nevers' Duluth Eskimos, and on that team was a teammate of Johnny Blood. Kiesling played one year for Pottsville, then went to the Chicago Cardinals. From there he transferred to the Bears, and then to Green Bay...WEIGHS ALMOST 260: Kiesling is a big man. He stands six feet, three inches tall and weighs close to 260 pounds. He is 31 years old, married and lives in St. Paul. During the summer he pitches and plays outfielder for a semi-pro baseball team there. He also operates a cafe. Kiesling is a graduate of St. Thomas college, where he played four years of football. Not especially flashy as a player, Kiesling is always dependable, a hard worker, and is not very susceptible to injuries. The signing of Kiesling brings the 1936 Packer squad to a total of 21 players.


AUG 1 (Green Bay) - Al (Big "Um") Rose will be back to bolster the Packer end crew for the coming season, it was announced today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau after he received Rose's signed contract. Rose will be starting his fifth season with the Big Bay Blues and his seventh season in pro football. He came to the post-graduate game from the University of Texas, where he was named the most valuable player on the Longhorns' team in 1929...JOINS PROVIDENCE PROS: After graduating in that year, Rose joined the Providence Steamrollers and played with them for the seasons of 1930 and 1931. He came to the Packers in 1932 and has been a mainstay at end here ever since. Rose has scored five touchdowns for a total of 30 points during his four seasons with Green Bay. He ranks 24th on the Packer all-time scoring list behind Harry O'Boyle and ahead of Pid Purdy. Rose was born Jan. 26, 1907, in Temple, Tex., making him 29 years of age. He is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 205 pounds. Of Scotch-German descent, Rose is married and makes his home in Green Bay at 854 Howard street. He is employed as a salesman in the off-season. Rose started his grid career with Highland Park high school, Dallas, Tex., in 1923 and played halfback and end at Texas in 1927, 1928 and 1929. At the latter school he was coached by the noted Marty Karow, former Ohio State star...ROSE PAID OFF: A good story is told of Rose when he was with the Providence pro team. When the club was breaking up in 1931 he made several unsuccessful efforts to land jobs with other pro clubs. "I almost begged Benny Friedman, then coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers, for a job," Rose says, "but he just didn't have room for me on his club. I finally joined the Packers, competing with such All-


Americans as Dilweg, Nash and Gantenbein for my position. I worked plenty hard and managed to stick. My first game with Green Bay was against Brooklyn, and Mr. Friedman. I was plenty pepped up over this opportunity, chiefly because Friedman had turned me down. Benny, as everyone knows, was famous for his passing. Well, in the first five or ten minutes of play we had Brooklyn back on its own 15-yard line. The first play Friedman tried was a lateral pass. I intercepted it and scored our first touchdown. And did that give me a thrill!" Rose is the third end signed for the 1936 campaign, along with Wayland Becker and Bernard Scherer. There are now 22 players under contract for the team.


AUG 4 (Green Bay) - Clarke Hinkle, the Bucknell battering ram whose name is mentioned in any convenient discussion of outstanding fullbacks, will start his fifth year with the Green Bay Packers when the squad opens its 1936 practice period Monday, Aug. 17. Slated for his best year of professional football, in the pink of condition and already in Green Bay, Hinkle has turned over his signed contract to Coach E.L. Lambeau. Clarke carved out an impressive collegiate gridiron career as a backfield ace of Bucknell university. He was the terror of the eastern gridiron belt, and he transferred his success to the pro field almost immediately upon joining the Packers in 1932. He is one of the best scoring threats ever to wear the Packers' colors. In four short seasons he has scored ten touchdowns, kicked seven extra points and booted seven field goals for 88 points, giving him a fourth place tie with Hank Bruder on the Bay all-time scoring list. Only Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood and Lambeau rank higher on the list than Hinkle and Bruder...LIKES THE MUD: Like Bruder, Hinkle had done some of his best football playing under extremely adverse conditions. He is a great hand at wallowing in the muck,  and his performances against Portsmouth on two rainy occasions here before the Spartan franchise went to Detroit will be remembered for many a day. Hinkle hits the scale at 210 pounds, stands five feet 11 inches in height, and is 25 years old. He is unmarried, and is employed in the investment business during the offseason. Hinkle's contract gives the Packers 23 signed players, with more expected daily.



AUG 5 (Green Bay) - Two, big heavy California backs possessing outstanding reputations have signed with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. They are: Cal Clemens, University of Southern California, six feet one inch, 202 pounds, excellent blocker. Harry (The Horse) Mattos, St. Mary's university, six feet, 201 pounds, brilliant forward passer. The signed contracts of Clemens and Mattos were received in this morning's mail. Much of the lore of California's recent football history is wound around the achievements of Clemens and Mattos. It was the latter who astounded the gridiron world in 1934 by tossing a 64-yard forward pass to Timm, a teammate, as St. Mary's defeated Columbia college. Red Strader, line coach at St. Mary's who coached Arnold Herber at Regis college, writes of Mattos: "I regard this back as the equal of Herber in forward passing."...STARRED IN 1934: Mattos' greatest season at St. Mary's was in 1934. He attended the university last season, but was ineligible. During his last playing season he teamed with Al Nichelini to provide one of the greatest backfield combinations on the west coast - a season which saw St. Mary's defeat California, Fordham, Washington State, Santa Clara, Oregon and San Francisco. Mattos was the sensation of the victory over Fordham, the west's most important intersectional triumph of the year. Throughout his college career he was regarded as one of the most valuable men on the St. Mary's team. Clemens was the individual star of the 1935 East-West game, and he is said to have few superiors as a blocking back. Big and fast, he remained in California after he remained in California after graduation last season to play professional football, and his achievements were such that Lambeau hastened to contract him for a possible berth with the Packers...25 SIGNED UP: The addition of Clemens and Mattos is expected to strengthen greatly an already powerful Green Bay backfield. Twenty-five men now are under contract, with more expected daily. 


AUG 5 (Green Bay) - To prevent an oversupply of backfield talent on the Packer football squad this season, Coach E.L. Lambeau this afternoon notified Jack Faris, Santa Clara back, not to report to the Green Bay team on Aug. 17.


AUG 5 (Green Bay) - The rumblings of a giant gridiron machine which will receive its orders for "full steam ahead" on Sunday, Sept. 13, are beginning to increase in volume. That little matter of unfinished business with the Chicago Cardinals, which occupied the time of the Green Bay Packers none too successfully during the 1935 season, will come up for further action Sept. 13. The Packers will do all their training in Green Bay. The pre-season schedule has not bee formulated, but it probably will consist on an intra-squad contest and one game out-of-town during the latter part of this month, and a night game with a strong non-league opponent at City stadium Sept. 5...Don't kid Primo Miller about his feet. They are size 14, and he appears to be a little sensitive about it. Playing with Rice against Purdue in 1934, the new Packer was a standout in the line. In came a Purdue substitute. Looking down, he saw those No. 14's and released a collection of wise cracks. Three plays later they carried him off the field.



AUG 6 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, one of the best ends in professional football, has signed his 1936 contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau today announced. Gantenbein is a former University captain, and is the fourth end to be signed by the Packers for their approaching gridiron campaign. He is at the same time one of the most popular and most reliable men on the Green Bay squad. Milt will be starting his sixth season as a Packers. He weighs close to 200 pounds, stand six feet in height and is 26 years old. Unmarried, he works in the insurance business during the off-season. Gantenbein joined the Packers in 1931 after distinguishing himself at the University of Wisconsin. He is one of the few Badger athletes to make good in the professional game, and he now stands as one of the best men at his position in the post-graduate sport...FIXTURE AT WING: Extremely rugged and tough, fond of the going when it's lively, Gantenbein has been a fixture on the Packer right wing. He is an expert pass receiver and is an outstanding defensive player. Milt lives the year around in Green Bay, although his hometown is La Crosse. With Gantenbein's contract tucked away, the Packers have 25 men signed and ready to go. This doesn't represent the complete list, as Coach Lambeau expects several more contracts, including a few from others from last year's team.


AUG 6 (Green Bay) - The top price for season tickets for the Packers' home games this fall will be $12. There are the box seats. The $2 reservations have been priced at $9 for the season; the $1.50 seats at $6.75; the $1.25 at $5.50 and the dollar seats at $4.50. While Coach E.L. Lambeau is rounding up another professional football championship team, the executive committee of the Packers' corporation has been "huddling" frequently to iron out the business side of the gridiron schedule. A night game, Saturday, Sept. 5, with a non-league club is planned for the opener. It is hoped to complete negotiations for this contest before the end of the week. Coach Lambeau has deals hanging fire with several squads...FOUR STRONGEST TEAMS: Four of the strongest teams in the National league will play at the City stadium this fall. The Chicago Cardinals will open the league season here Sept. 13 and a week later, Sept. 20, George Halas will bring his Chicago Bears to town. Oct. 11, the revamped Boston Redskins, coached by Red Flaherty, former All-America end of the New York Giants, will tangle with the Packers and Oct. 18 Potsy Clark's Detroit Lions, the national champions, will exhibit their gridiron wares here. The Oct. 4 game with the Chicago Cardinals will be played in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and the Oct. 25 contest with the Pittsburgh Pirates is also booked for the Badger metropolis...SPACHMANN BACK ON JOB: E.A. Spachmann, who has been in charge of the Packer 


ticket sales for a dozen or more years, will be back on the job again this fall and he will open the Packer office in the Legion building Aug. 15. This will be a year around headquarters for the Football corporation. The tickets now are in the hands of the printer and within the next 10 days the annual season sales drive will be launched by the officers and directors of the Packer corporation, assisted by volunteer solicitors, who in other years have given valuable service. Orders for season or single game tickets nailed in now will be filled in the other of their receipt when the ticket officer force starts functioning. President L.H. Joannes is handling the "Boost the Packers" program and the contributing advertisers are being lined up by the Football corporation directors who were assigned lists at the annual meeting in the courthouse last month...BUILDING FIELD HOUSE: Work on the Packers' field house under the south stands at City stadium got underway this week and J.C. Basten, the contractor, hopes to have the job pretty well lined up by Aug. 17 when Coach Lambeau calls out his 30 odd candidates for the first practice of the season. The field house at the park will eliminate the bus rides daily from the Columbus club to the practice field, which have been a necessity in other years. It was just another step toward giving Green Bay and the Packers one of the most complete football parks in the National league.


AUG 7 (Green Bay) - Arnold Herber, the Green Bay Packers' chief, exponent of the forward pass, member of the team since 1931, has signed his contract for 1936, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Herber is the 26th Packer to turn in his new contract, and the roster now is nearing completion. Herber, a native of Green Bay, has done most of his football playing under the Green Bay colors. First he starred for four years are quarterback with West high's great teams of the late 20's, leading the Purple to victories over East high in 1926 and 1927. He enrolled successively at the University of Wisconsin where he captained the frosh team, and at Regis college at Denver, Col. Herber joined the Packers six seasons ago and since then has cut a colorful figure through the NFL. Some Atlantic coast scribe tagged the nickname "Flash" onto him, and he goes by that ticket throughout the Eastern gridiron sector. In Green Bay, however, he is known as "Arnie" and his teammates call him "Herbie". Herber always weighs around 200 pounds, and he is one of the toughest customers on the Green Bay squad, rarely being injured or knocked out. Last year the Herber-to-Hutson combination became a byword of professional football, when Arnie's passes to the former Alabama flankman, Don Hutson, scored repeated touchdowns for the Packers, some of them at highly crucial stages. Herber is married and makes his home in De Pere. He has kept kept his right wing in shape this summer by twirling softball with the Ambassador squad in the Municipal league.



AUG 8 (Green Bay) - Donald Hutson, the Alabama end who became one of the most widely publicized professional football freshmen during the 1935 gridiron wars, has signed for his second season with the Green Bay Packers. Hutson's signed contract has been received by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Hutson was one of the stars who fell on Alabama during the 1934 season. Well known previously throughout the South, he achieved  national prominence for his performance during the Alabama-Stanford Rose Bowl game of New Years' Day, 1935, when he grabbed Dixie Howell's passes all afternoon to pave the way for a Crimson Tide victory. The following summer, when he placed first among end candidates in the Chicago Tribune All Star poll, he became one of the best known football players in the country, and the news of his signing with Green Bay was hailed with pleasure by Packer football fans. Because of his burning speed and aggressive offensive play, Hutson quickly won a regular position with the Packers. His first sensational achievement came in the first Bear-Packer game here, when on the first play of the game following the kickoff he speared Arnie Herber's forward pass and galloped past Beattie Feathers for a touchdown run, completing an 83-yard play. The Packers won, 7 to 0...BEARS HELD LEAD: Hutson's biggest moment probably came during the second Packer-Bear game in Chicago, when with little more than two minutes of play the Bears were leading, 14 to 3. Hutson took a pass from Herber and reeled off a 60-yard spring for a touchdown. Following the succeeding kickoff Ernie Smith of Green Bay recovered Masterson's fumble, and the stage was set for Hutson's final touchdown. A line play and a short pass enabled the Packers to close in, and Herber passed to the left to Hutson, who bounded over the line with the score which led to a 17-14 Packer victory. Hutson last year was the fastest man on the Green Bay squad, although he shaded Johnny Blood by only a short distance in the 100-yard wind sprints. This year he is slated to receive serious competition from two speedy new Packers - Paul Miller of South Dakota State and Red Oliver of T.C.U...HAILS FROM ARKANSAS: Hutson is married, weighs 190 pounds, and hails from Pine Bluff, Ark. Right now he is playing baseball with Knoxville, Tenn., where he is an outfielder. His contract is the 28th to be received by the Packers thus far.


AUG 8 (Green Bay) - Indications today were that Lou Gordon, giant right tackle of the Chicago Cardinals, will appear in the uniform of the Green Bay Packers this fall. A trade whereby the Chicago Cardinals received the rights to Bob Reynolds, Stanford tackle, held in the draft by Green Bay, in exchange for Gordon, was completed today, and Coach E.L. Lambeau is in Chicago attempting to come to terms with the powerful Cardinal lineman...ONE OF GREATEST: If Gordon signs with Green Bay, the Packers will be assured one of the greatest linemen in the NFL. The big tackle - he weighs 240 pounds and stands six feet five inches in height - has a great quantity of fight and spirit. He seldom uses a headgear, and is in the middle of every play on the field. Last year his brilliant line play materially aided the Cardinals in defeating the Packers three times...STARRED AT ILLINOIS: Gordon starred with Lane Tech high school in Chicago back in the middle 20s, and then entered the University of Illinois, where he starred in 1927, 1928 and 1929. He is regarded as one of the best linemen ever tutored by Coach Bob Zuppke, and also has done considerable boxing and wrestling. Gordon made his professional grid bow with the Cards in 1930, when the team was coached by Ernie Nevers. He joined John Depler's Brooklyn Dodgers in 1931 and was back with the Cardinals the following season, and since has starred with the Chicago team was a regular right tackle.


AUG 9 (Green Bay) - Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, popular and dependable blocking quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, has signed his 1936 contract, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Lambeau also announced that the Packers have come to terms with Lou Gordon, giant right tackle of the Chicago Cardinals, whose probable affiliation with the Green Bay team was rumored Saturday. The Packers will open their 1936 practice session one week from today, as scheduled previously, when all men except those absolutely unable to attend must report...STARTS FOURTH SEASON: Goldenberg, a former University of Wisconsin player, who had collegiate experience in both the line and backfield, will be starting his fourth season here. He is the 29th Packer to sign for 1936. Buckets' home is at Milwaukee, and during the off season he is a professional wrestler. He weighs around 215 pounds, and is 5 feet 10 inches in height...POPULAR WITH FANS: Although he started with the Packers as a fullback, in recent seasons Goldenberg has parked behind the line in the blocking quarter position, where he has been a durable and dependable performer. He is highly popular with the fans, because of his determined and consistent play, and is one of the best known Packer veterans.


AUG 11 (Green Bay) - Adolph (Tar) Schwammel, former Oregon State lineman and rated one of the best tackles in professional football, has signed his 1936 contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Schwammel was placed on the first all-professional team of the United Press last season. Possessing splendid physical equipment coupled with an intense will to win, he was one of the most valuable men on the Packer team throughout the 1935 season. Tar, a tower of strength on offense and defense, is a right tackle. He weighs about 240 pounds, and stands six feet 2 1/2 inches from the ground. He is married, and will be accompanied by Mrs. Schwammel when he returns from the Pacific coast. Perhaps Schwammel's most spectacular single play last season occurred in the Green Bay-Detroit game at Milwaukee, which the Packers won, 13 to 9. In addition to kicking two long field goals in that game, Schwammel blocked a punt, enabling Don Hutson to recover the ball and sprint to the touchdown which decided the Packer victory...USED AS REGULAR: This was only a sample of the outstanding work Schwammel did all season. He was used regularly at his position, and never failed to turn in a fine performance. With the big tackle signed again, the 1936 Green Bay line is beginning to take its final shape. His contract gives the Packers two veteran right tackles of exceptional ability, in Schwammel and Lou Gordon, formerly of the Chicago Cardinals.


AUG 11 (Columbus, OH) - The official 1936 schedule of the NFL, announced today by President Joe F. Carr, list twelve league games for each of the nine teams in the circuit, including contests at home and abroad. The season will be opened officially at Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Green Bay on Sunday, Sept. 13. Night games in Pittsburgh and Brooklyn will be played early in the season in order to complete all regularly scheduled games prior to the closing on Sunday, Dec. 6...PLAYED IN EAST: The playoff for the world championship between the teams winning the Eastern and Western section titles will be contested the following Sunday, Dec. 13. This year's titular fray will be played on the grounds of the team winning the Eastern crown. The current season is expected to be the biggest since the NFL was organized in 1921. Professional football attendance records should be broken, for each of the nine clubs have an improved team, studded with sensational college recruits from all sections of the country. Three of the teams - the Detroit Lions, New York Giants and Chicago Bears - face some of the toughest opposition before the official league season opens, with games against college all-star teams. In the past two years the Bears have met an All-American All-Star college team previous to the season's start, and this has become so popular that three instead of one of these all-star contests will be held this season...MEET ALL STARS: The Detroit Lions, world champions, meet the College All Star combination in Soldier field, Chicago, Sept. 1, and the New York Giants, Eastern division titleholders, who lost to the Lions in the playoff game, meet the same


group at the Polo grounds, New York, Sept. 8. The players for those All-Star elevens were chosen by reader ballot through a chain of more than 100 newspapers throughout the country. Interest in this year's game reached a new peak with an avalanche of 3,400,000 votes being cast as against 800,000 last year. In addition to the above two games, there will be a contest between the Chicago Bears and another all-star college group at Dallas on Labor day, Sept. 7, as part of the Texas Centennial. Many of last year's college stars who will perform in these games against the NFL teams will report to the various pro camps after the all-star games.


AUG 11 (Green Bay) - This is the week always awaited by Green Bay football fans, when bulky, oversized figures begin to crop out on the streets, and are identified, even though they are as yet unknown, as "the new Packers". With the first official practice set for next Monday, members of the squad who are not already here are beginning to move toward Wisconsin, and some of them come from far places. Tar Schwammel was scheduled to leave his California home yesterday, driving east, and from the other end of the continent will come Richard (Red) Smith, the new Packer assistant coach, who is managing the Fieldale, Va. baseball club but will drop the assignment in time to report with the Packers. Smith probably could still make a few yards through a fast line, and his presence is expected to be of great value to the team...They say that much of the strength of the Chicago Bears' line this season will depend upon Joe Stydahar, young left tackle. If he comes through, the Bruins are going to be as tough and as rough as ever...Coach Paul Schissler of Brooklyn is crying for help. The two Alabama ends upon whom he was counting, Bryant and Walker, both have decided to coach, and the Dodgers are going to be in bad shape for capable wingman..Hern Meister, giant St. Mary's university tackle whom the Packers were hoping to land, has decided to accept an offer as line coach at St. Mary's. He played against the Packers in the Knights of Columbus game at San Francisco last winter, and looked great...Don't be too sure Jay Berwanger, Chicago's great back, won't play pro football, despite his announced intention of coaching.


AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Ernie Smith, former all-America left tackle of the University of Southern California, who made good as a freshman in professional football last season, will return to the Green Bay Packers this fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. The receipt of Smith's contract for the coming year sets at rest reports that the giant lineman would not play his second year of pro ball, but would continue in active charge of his insurance trust work in Los Angeles. Standing 6 feet 2 inches and weighing 234 pounds, Smith is one of the Packer veterans upon whom Coach Lambeau will place much responsibility this fall. With Cal Hubbard definitely out of the pro picture, and continuing his work as American baseball league umpire, Lambeau feared that Smith's failure to return would handicap the Green Bay situation as regarded the left tackle position...SEE STRONG LINE: Smith will return, however, and if just one of the left tackle prospects reporting for the first time comes through, the Packers will have a line the equal of any in the NFL. Behind this line will be a backfield admittedly the biggest and toughest in the circuit. Smith is married, and started for three years at U.S.C. before entering the professional ranks. He was a slow starter last year, and for a time it was feared he might not be heading for a permanent Packer berth. He responded with a terrific display of football in the closing half of the race, when he stood out as one of the best tackles in the league, and at the end of the season it was the unanimous wish of Packer fans that he return for his second tour of duty...LANDED ON FUMBLE: Folks who saw the historic Packer-Bear battle in Chicago last season remember one act of Smith's as a factor which helped swing the tide of battle toward the Bays. With the Packers trailing 14 to 10, and less than a minute to play remaining, Ernie landed on Bernie Masterson's fumble in vulnerable territory and a moment later speedy Don Hutson was skipping over the goal line with the winning touchdown.


AUG 13 (Green Bay) - The Packers' season ticket campaign will be launched Friday night at a meeting at Joannes Bros. company, where the football corporation officers, board of directors and volunteer solicitors will go into a huddle before starting a drive which, it is hopes, will break all records for football in Green Bay. Veteran ticket sales campaigners think the Packers, Inc., have picked an opportune moment to launch the drive as the fans are all enthused over the great squad of players Coach E.L. Lambeau has rounded up to represent Green Bay in the NFL championship race. With the team practice getting underway next Monday, there will be an additional football tinge in the air and this should increase the urge for Packer followers to go to the limit in supporting their team in a financial way...STATEMENT BY JOANNES: Speaking of Friday night's meeting, President L.H. Joannes of the football corporation: "This year we are starting our season ticket sales campaign a bit later than in other years, but we hope that the short, snappy drive will produce even better results. With only about three weeks before the non-league opening game, there is a big job ahead of the Packer officers, directors and volunteer solicitors to reach everybody who is in the 'market' for a season ticket. However, our ticket office in the American Legion building will be open Monday and we will make every attempt to cover, not only Green Bay, but the neighboring communities as well. A banner ticket sale is essential for a successful financial season. The football corporation in a way has to chart its course on the returns of the season tickets as this fund helps to serve as a nest egg for monetary reversals that always unexpectedly crop out during a professional football schedule."...ANOTHER GREAT TEAM: "We have the material for another great football team and I feel confident that under Coach Lambeau's capable direction the Packers will make a determined bid for the national championship. A good start is half the battle, and if we go over the top in our season ticket campaign, I am certain that the team will take care of itself and come through with flying colors. Our home schedule calls for games with the Chicago Cardinals and Bears, the Boston Redskins and Detroit Lions, national champions, four of the outstanding teams on the postgraduate gridiron. The ticket prices have been so graded to reach everybody's pocketbook, with the expectation that we will sell more of these season books then ever before in Packer history."...EARLY MAIL ORDERS: E.A. Spachmann, who will handle the Packer ticket sales, reports that any number of mail orders have been received from local and out-of-town fans and that many requests for the individual game tickets have been coming. These will be filled in the order of their receipt soon after the ticket office force gets its desks cleared off. The "Boost the Packers" program, which is being handled by President Joannes, is meeting with a good response from contributing advertisers. There is still considerable space available and President Joannes will be glad to hear from any firm or individual who wants to be placed on the "honor roll". The success of this program is another important link in the Packers' financial rating. There is a lot of hustle in the other Packer departments as the training season approaches. Trainer Dave Woodward already is at work on some of the gridders who have been loosening up in preliminary workouts while Property Manager Bud Jorgensen, starting his twelfth year with Coach Lambeau's club, is checking over the equipment and getting his togs set for the strenuous days ahead...BUILDING FIELD HOUSE: Work on the field house at the City stadium is being rushed. Contractor J.C. Basten hopes to have the training quarters under the grandstand on the south side of the field about ready for occupation next week. Shower baths, rubbing tables, locker rooms and other paraphernalia will be included in the new plant. H.J. Bero, chairman of the football corporation's grounds committee, has served second notice that all bids for concessions at the Packer games here must be filled with him at City Hall on or before Aug. 20. Any bids which are not accompanied by a certified check to the amount of the offer will not be considered by the football corporation. The Packer Legion police will meet at the Legion building next Wednesday evening at 7:30. All veterans planning to seek work at the home games this fall must be present.


AUG 13 (Green Bay) - Chester (Swede) Johnston, 200-pound plunging fullback of the Green Bay Packers, has signed his 1936 contract, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today, and will report to the squad when it opens its practice season at Joannes park next Monday. Johnston's powerful build and his reckless style of offensive play won him many friends last season, his first


full season with the Packers. Swede has worn a number of uniforms during his football career, starting with that of Appleton high school in the Fox River Valley conference. He attended successively Marquette university, Elmhurst college and Miami university and then saw a round of professional service with the Packers, the Chicago Cardinals and the St. Louis Gunners...RETURNED TO WISCONSIN: He was a sensation with St. Louis, and negotiations soon were underway to bring him back to Wisconsin. Last year he broke out with the Packers and saw hard service. Injuries to other players during the early part of the season gave Swede more than his share of work, and he came through in fine style. Johnston is called "Swede", although he is of German-English descent. He is married, and during the summer season works for a St. Louis country club as groundskeeper. While in high school, Johnston starred in several sports, and he still holds the Valley conference broad jump record.



AUG 14 (Salt Lake City, UT) - Fred McKenzie, former University of Utah tackle and captain, who had signed with the Green Bay Packers, will be unable to play football this season, following a painful injury received here. Working in his father's foundry to toughen himself for the approaching season, the big tackle was involved in an explosion, while pouring a ladle of iron. One leg was severely burned, and he has been ordered to bed for a month and a half. McKenzie had planned to leave this week for Green Bay. He is rated one of the best tackles ever developed in the Rocky Mountain conference...E.L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, received a letter today from Tar Schwammel, veteran right tackle, saying that Schwammel will report two or three days late, due to an attack of summer influenza. 


AUG 14 (Green Bay) - As officers, directors and volunteer solicitors of Green Bay Packers, Inc., prepared to launch their annual drive for season tickets with a meeting at Joannes Brothers company tonight, Coach E.L. Lambeau continued to assemble the working parts of a gridiron machine which he hopes will cut a figure in the NFL schedule. Lambeau today announced the acquisition of two new linemen, both promising men. They are: Nebb Elduayan, St. Mary's university, 215-pound guard, Ray Trampe, Minnesota university, 210-pound tackle. The addition of Elduayan and Trampe brings the Green Bay roster to 39, which with one or two exceptions, completes it for the start of the 1936 season. The first official practice of the squad will be held at Joannes park next Monday afternoon, starting at 2 o'clock. Elduayan, a teammate of Harry (The Horse) Mattos at St. Mary's, comes to Green Bay highly recommended by Coach Slip Madigan and Assistant Coach Red Strader. His last competitive season was in 1934, when he was one of the outstanding linemen on the Pacific coast. Ineligible scholastically last season, and prevented from playing in the National league because his class had not graduated, he remained in college and assisted with the coaching duties...TRIES FOR BERTH: Trampe is a Minnesota husky who will try out with the Packers in hope of landing a tackle berth. He first appeared with the Gopher varsity in 1934, when he lacked experience, but last season he was understudy to the great Dick Smith, and played enough to win his letter. He is a native of Grafton, Wis., and is six feet tall. The advance guard of the 1936 Packers is beginning to arrive, reinforcing the players who were here previously. Buckets Goldenberg is on hand, and yesterday Russ Letlow, the new tackle from San Francisco university, reached town. Other arrivals are expected daily, with the bulk of the squad arriving over the coming weekend. Tonight's meeting at Joannes Brothers will start at 7:30, and will mark the official opening of the season ticket sale drive, an all-important function designed to assure the corporation of sufficient funds for early season operations. Packer officials hope that a new all-time record of sales will be set during the campaign.



AUG 15 (Green Bay) - The annual call for Green Bay's spirited fandom to rally behind the Packer professional team was issued officially last night, as officers, directors and volunteer solicitors gathered at Joannes Brothers company office to open the season ticket drive. Well geared with the experience of many previous seasons, the sales machinery was put in motion immediately and when the solicitors gather again next Friday night, Aug. 21, President Leland H. Joannes anticipates a highly favorable report...INTEREST RUNS HIGH: For one thing, interest in the Packers as evidenced by advance inquiries and outside ticket demands obviously is running high. In the second place Coach E.L. Lambeau's squad appears to be the equal of any in the NFL, which means that it is likely to cut a wide and handsome figure in the 1936 pennant pursuit. Pending completion of the Packers' permanent ticket office in the Legion building, temporary quarters have been established in the Northern building. Solicitors received their list last night and started work on their prospects today. Special efforts will be made to obtain out-of-town ticket customers. As only three weeks remain before the season's opening, President Joannes urged all ticket sellers to get their lists cleaned up as soon as possible. The ticket office will make telephone calls on regular ticket holders and prospective customers...PACKER LIFEBLOOD: The season ticket campaign, the lifeblood of the Packers' financial stream, this season offers Packer fans, who presumably consist of every sports-interested man, child and woman in Green Bay, an opportunity to witness the cream of the National league in four home contests, plus an outstanding non-league game which will be booked for Saturday night, Sept. 5. Announcement of the non-league competition will be made early next week. Of supreme importance to the Green Bay championship chances - and its resulting appearance in the All-Star game at Chicago in 1937 - will be the visits of the Chicago Cardinals here Sept. 13, the Chicago Bears Sept. 20, the Boston Redskins Oct. 11 and the Detroit Lions Oct. 18. Joannes reported that the program sales drive is moving along satisfactorily, but that some space is still available. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, reported that many mail order requests for season and single game tickets already are on hand.


AUG 15 (Green Bay) - When the Green Bay Packers open their practice season officially at Joannes park Monday afternoon, Champ Seibold, veteran tackle of Oshkosh, will be a member of the squad, Coach E.L. Lambeau today announced. Seibold's name completes the list of Packers signed to date. Very few of the men will be missing from Monday's practice, as most of the outside players will arrive over the coming weekend. Donald Hutson, pass-grabbing end, has been granted permission to report Saturday, Aug. 22 as he is playing baseball in Tennessee. Bernard Scherer, another end in whom Coach Lambeau is placing great hopes, will be delayed several days also. He is a reserve officer and had been attending camp. Lou Gordon, the new tackle obtained from the Chicago Cardinals, is in a hay fever camp and expects to report later in the week. Tar Schwammel will be a day or so late, having been delayed from leaving his Pomona, Calif. home by hay fever. Lon Evans may not arrive until Tuesday or Wednesday from Fort Worth, Tex., and he will be accompanied by Red Oliver, another Texas Christian graduate. The rest of the squad will be on hand Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Wayland Becker, Milton Gantenbein, Harry Mattos, Al Rose, Russ Letlow, Tiny Engebretsen, George Svendsen, Hank Bruder, Buckets Goldenberg, Arnold Herber, Bob Monnett, Clarke Hinkle and George Sauer already in the city, several of them being permanent residents. Richard (Red) Smith, assistant coach will leave Fieldale, Va., after Sunday's baseball game, heading directly for Green Bay. Seibold


will drive up from Oshkosh Monday, and resume his position on the Green Bay squad. No lineman in the NFL is better equipped physically than the giant Oshkosh veteran, who stands 6 feet 4 1/2 inches in heights and weighs 240 pounds. He is starting his third season with the Packers. Last year his service was restricted, as he was an understudy to Cal Hubbard, but with Hubbard gone this season, Lambeau expects to use Champ more regularly. He played two more years at the University of Wisconsin before entering the pro ranks.


AUG 15 (Green Bay) - A significant trend which came out of last night's meeting of the Packer officials and solicitors was the centralization of team activities, as exemplified by the new fieldhouse, under construction at the stadium; the stadium field itself; and the practice area nearby. This season the squad will be close to its headquarters at all times, and the result should be a material lessening of detailed responsibility for the coaches. Everyone who has seen it is praising the condition of the playing field. Carefully watered and tended during the summer, it is now is in better shape than ever before, and this should reflect favorably upon the class of football this season. Harry The Horse Mattos turned up for unofficial practice yesterday and looked like a ball player. His passing caught the eye of onlookers and he seemed to have speed to burn. Most of the boys who are not here already will be rolling into town over the weekend, prepared for that official opening of the practice season Monday afternoon. The time is 2 o'clock. It is no exaggeration to say that interest in the Packer squad this fall is running higher than at any time since the championship era. I believe one reason for this is the great growth in interest in the professional all-star game at Chicago, Packer fans realize that their team, given the breaks, has an excellent chance to appear in one of those games at Soldier field - and what a break for Green Bay that would be! This may be the year.


AUG 15 (New York) - The newly-organized American Professional Football league began to line up its players for the season today, when Dr. Harry A. March, league president, announced that contracts of a dozen players, including several outstanding figures of the 1935 college season, and of coaches of four teams had been filled by the clubs. Heading the player list are Gomer Jones, center, and Stan Pincura, quarterback, of the great Ohio State team last year, who have signed with the Cleveland Indians. The Syracuse club, still unnamed, has secured Morris (Red) Badgro, a veteran of the pro ranks, as coach and four players, including C.F. (Tod) Keys, the "mystery man" of the U.C.L.A. team last year. Keys, who scored all of his team's points in a 7-6 victory over Stanford, was dropped from the college when it was discovered he had entered under his brother's credentials. The Pittsburgh Americans list Rudy Comstock, formerly of Green Bay, as coach and six players, mostly from smaller colleges. As coaches the Boston Shamrocks have signed George Kenneally and the Rochester Red Wings Myron (Mike) Palm, one-time Penn State star.



AUG 17 (Green Bay) - The pre-season gridiron campaign of the Green Bay Packers began to take shape today, as the big football machine commenced its official practice season under the direction of Coach E.L. Lambeau. The Packers will meet the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison in a non-league home opener Saturday night, Sept. 5; they may appear in Milwaukee Aug. 29 against the La Crosse Lagers, and they will be on display at an intrasquad scrimmage contest Wednesday night, Aug. 26...AGREE TO TERMS: The Wisconsin Cardinals have agreed to terms with the Packers, although the contract remains to be signed. The team is composed of former University of Wisconsin stars, headed by Moon Molinaro, and they will appear here in the first night game the Packer ever have played at home. Arrangements for the Milwaukee game Aug. 29 still are in the tentative stage. After conferences with officials of the Wisconsin State Fair, Lambeau announced that the Packers may appear at the fair park in a game marking the end of the 1936 fair, facing the La Crosse team which it met here last September...DIVIDE UP SQUAD: The intra-squad game is a wrinkle which has been tried successfully before. The squad will be divided into two teams, with one possessing power and the other forward passing talent. Most of the blockers will go on the power team and the ace passers and receivers will perform with the opposition, offering Packer fans a colorful pre-season program. Lambeau expected some 28 or 30 men at today's practice, which he anticipated would attract a large crowd to Joannes park. As the Packers' new training quarters at City stadium are not completed, the team will dress temporarily at East high school. The prep team's quarter will not be occupied by the Red Devils until the opening of the scholastic program season Sept. 1.


AUG 17 (Green Bay) - Season ticket sellers for Green Bay Packers, Inc., launched their campaign today and the Football corporation's temporary headquarters at 408 Northern Building (telephone 6180) was opened for business with E.A. Spachmann in charge. The sales drive, with some 30-odd solicitors participating, is expected to make great progress this week as Green Bay already is enjoying its annual fall epidemic of "footballitis". The Football corporation will meet Friday night at Joannes Brothers company, at which time the first reports of the ticket sales drive will be made...SEE BRISK DEMAND: Every indication points to a brisk demand for the season pasteboards. There are four "major" league games at home together with a first class opening attraction. The prices $12, $9, $6.75, $5.50 and $4.50 are graded to fit the pocketbooks of every gridiron fan. Director Spachmann thinks the season ticket business is going to boom in neighboring cities this fall, as he already has received mail orders for tickets from Sturgeon Bay, Shawano, Kaukauna, Clintonville, Algoma, Marinette, Kewaunee, Casco and Sawyer...MEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT: H.J. Bero, chairman of the Packers' stadium committee, has called a meeting of the ground police force at the Legion building Wednesday night at 7:30. All Legionnaires who have worked at the park in other years are asked to be present, as assignments will be given out. It is Bero's intention to make the patrol at the park "tighter" than ever this fall. Bids on concessions for the Packer home games must be filed on or before Aug. 20 at the city hall with Bero. All bids must be accompanied by a certified check covering the amount of the offer. Action on the concession bids will be taken Friday night by the executive board during the ticket sales meeting.



AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Twenty-six men, a major portion of the Green Bay Packers' 1936 fighting squadron which within four weeks will launch a new campaign along the NFL front, took to the field at Joannes park yesterday afternoon to mark the official opening of the team's training season. Coinciding with the first practice, the volunteer workers upon whose efforts will depend the success of the season ticket campaign, took to the streets, homes and offices today to line up a record total of Green Bay backers for the professional team. There will be no official report on the sales progress until Friday night, when solicitors will meet with Packer corporation officials at Joannes Brothers company, but President L.H. Joannes expects this first vigorous week of work to produce heavy dividends...THREE ARRIVE LATE: Seven Packers were missing from yesterday's drill, but three of them - Lon Evans, Red Oliver and Primo Miller - were on hand today, having arrived last night. This will leave only the following as absentees: Tar Schwammel, who has been ill; Ernie Smith, expected to arrive today; Bernard Scherer, who is at army camp, and Don Hutson, playing baseball in the south. The 26 who reported yesterday, for the most part, looked rugged, fit and ready for the campaign. There were few cases of overweight, which attracted the immediate attention of Trainer Dave Woodward, and in general the crowd of 1,500 which witnessed the drill saw a squad in the best of early-season form. Coach E.L. Lambeau and Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith were two of the busiest men on the field. Smith dealt directly with the linemen, while Lambeau, in addition to working with the backs, resumed his duties as general director of the entire practice session...CROWD GROWS RAPIDLY: The Packers were greeted by a fair-sized crowd when they first appeared on the field, shortly after 1:30. They were armed with skipping ropes and soon were busy in this activity, while the rapidly growing group of fans attempted to identify the various newcomers. Russ Letlow, the San Francisco lineman, looks something like Cal Hubbard, and the resemblance probably will be heightened when Letlow gets into uniform. The Packers yesterday were togged our in grey sweatsuits for practice purposes. The new backs present attracted a lot of attention. Harry Mattos' passing was excellent, and Paul Miller, the South Dakota State back displayed speed to burn. Cal Clemens of U.S.C. is a splendidly built halfback who seemed to carry speed and an ability to shift gears while in motion. The new linemen had no opportunity to display their wares during the season, which of course, included no scrimmage, but several of them made their first appearances with a Green Bay squad - Wayland Becker, Ed Aspatore, Lou Gordon, Letlow, Bill Croft, Ray Trampe, Nebb Elduayan and Tony Paleukas...SMITH TAKES LINEMAN: Lambeau soon divided up his squad, and turning the linemen over to Smith, watched some of the backs punt, while others received. The kickers were Clarke Hinkle, Arnold Herber, Swede Johnston, Clemens, Hank Bruder and George Sauer, and the receivers were Bob Monnett, Herman Schneidman, Joe Laws, Buckets Goldenberg, Miller and Matos. Frank Butler centered the ball. With Smith in charge, the line drill was conducted at the same time. First he lined up a seven-man wall which had Al Rose at left end, Champ Seibold at left tackle, Tiny Engebretsen at left guard, George Svendsen at center, Walt Kiesling at right guard, Lou Gordon at right tackle and Milt Gantenbein at right end. Later Croft stepped in at left guard, Elduayan at right guard and Trampe at right tackle as Smith shifted his men about. The backs continued their work under Lambeau, the halfbacks carrying the ball and the fullbacks practicing spinner plays as the head coach commenced to outline the first skeleton plays of the season. There were short passes over the line, and a general alignment of backfield talent...TOSS THE OVAL: Soon the session developed into a forward passing exhibition, with Mattos, Monnett, Herber, Hinkle and Miller doing the flinging, and Becker, Gantenbein, Sauer and Rose nabbing the ball. Joe Laws called the signals during the maneuver. There followed a period of signal drill and dummy scrimmage, with the men split arbitrarily into two teams. Some of the best talent on the squad served as "substitutes", while the other men ran through signals as follows: Team No. 1 - Rose and Gantenbein, ends; Seibold and Aspatore, tackles; Letlow and Elduayan, guards; Butler, center; Goldenberg, blocking quarterback; Mattos and Herber, halfbacks; and Johnston, fullback; Team No. 2 - Becker and Bruder, ends; Trampe and Gordon, tackles; Croft and Kiesling, guards; Paulekas, center; Clemens, blocking quarter; Miller and Laws, halfbacks; Hinkle, full. The session was closed with the usual windsprints. Champ Seibold and Trampe led the linemen to the tape in a dead heat, while Paul Miller breezed home ahead of the backs. He was followed closely by Cal Clemens. Lou Gordon led the linemen for the first 50 yards, and wasn't far behind at the finish.


AUG 18 (Green Bay) - How do the Packers look? It's the annual big question in Green Bay's sporting life, asked with new emphasis this season as fans of the big Bay gridiron machine look to the approaching schedule with the hope born of a community which has a big, powerful football team at its disposal. No one, naturally, is so unintelligent as to predict a 7 to 0 victory over the Bears, a 13 to 6 licking against the Cardinals and other gridiron pleasantries, when the squad has been practicing just one day. But the boys look good. They appear to be better conditioned than the average team at the start of the practice period, and there is no arguing that they are in great mental spirits for the serious work ahead. Probably the man who attracted the most attention at yesterday's practice was Lou Gordon, the giant tackle acquired from the Chicago Cardinals. There's something mighty interesting about an enemy who suddenly becomes a friend. One of the Packers remarked that if Gordon causes the Cardinals half the grief he handed the Packers last year, he'll be a worthwhile investment. Russ Letlow drove east from California with his wife and their month-old son. The baby, said Russ, stood the trip better than anyone. Lonnie Evans arrived too late for the practice, and attended the Municipal Softball league program last night with Buckets Goldenberg...We're telling you that the condition of the Packer linemen seems to indicate that there will be a few injuries in the rival ranks this fall. A couple of big fellows turned up overweight, but they worked hard and seem slated to lose the blubber...The veterans who have been playing softball and working around town all summer look as well conditioned as any, Milt Gantenbein, Clarke Hinkle, Arnold Herber, Hank Bruder, George Sauer and George Svendsen...A newcomer who appears to be in the pink is Cal Clemens, the former U.S.C. speedster. His legs are tanned black and he is built like a dash man...Tony Paleukas and Bill Croft are a pair of stocky linemen...Ed Aspatore, formerly of Fond du Lac High school and Marquette university, is another husky appearing newcomer...The Packers were to drill at 2 o'clock today, and they will hold double practices on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Business is booming in Packer season football tickets these days, according to E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the sales. The temporary office of the Football corporation, 408 Northern building (Phone Adams 6180) is open from morning to night and there has been a surprising number of "drop in" customer. The ticket solicitors all are reporting good success and a lot of new business is turning up, Spachmann said. Directors of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will meet Friday night at Joannes Brothers company, and the first official reports of the sales drive will be presented at that session...ORDER TICKETS EARLY: Spachman is urging all the Packer fans to place their ticket orders immediately so that deliveries can be made at least a week before the non-league opening game with the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison Saturday, Sept. 5. This will be the first night contest that the Green Bay professional squad ever had played at City stadium. President L.H. Joannes, who is handling the Packer program, reports that the industrial plants and business institutions are rallying to the cause in fine shape. However, there still is some choice space open and he is anxious to hear from any firm or individual wanted to be listed on the Packer "honor roll"...HOLD MEETING TONIGHT: The Packer Legion police force will meet tonight at the Legion building at 7:30 to line up the park patrol force for the coming season. H.J. Bero, chairman of the grounds committee of the Football corporation, wants all those seeking jobs to be on hand promptly. Some assignments will be handed out and the foundation laid for a stadium police guard which will tighter than ever at the Packer games. Thursday is the deadline for bids on concessions. All proposals, accompanied by certified checks covering the amount of the bid, must be filed with Bero at City Hall. The executive board of the Football corporation will act on the bids at Friday night's meeting.


AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau announced here Tuesday that the Green Bay Packers may meet the La Crosse Lager professional football team in Milwaukee on August 29 at the close of the Wisconsin state fair. Though arrangements are not complete, Lambeau said he has had conferences with officials of the state fair and that the game may be booked as a windup of the fair. The Packers have scheduled Moon Molinaro's Wisconsin Cardinals for their opening game at Green Bay September 5. An intra-squad scrimmage contest is billed here August 26. It was the suggestion of Coach Tom Skemp of the Lagers that Lambeau went ahead with plans for playing the game in Milwaukee but the La Crosse mentor and board of directors have not yet come to terms with the Packer management. Skemp has had several telephone conversations with Lambeau regarding the game. The Packers at first asked that the tilt be played in La Crosse. The local board, however, felt it was saddling a huge task in bringing the Chicago Cardinals here for training September 14 and a game with the Lagers September 20.



AUG 19 (Green Bay) - With the absentee list sliced down to three, the Green Bay Packers conducted their second official practice session in the melting heat of Joannes park yesterday afternoon, pointing toward the opening of a NFL campaign which is now less than a month away. Ernie Smith, Red Oliver, Primo Miller and Lon Evans joined the squad yesterday, leaving only Tar Schwammel, Don Hutson and Bernard Scherer listed as missing. Schwammel is expected to arrive today or tomorrow from his Pomona, Calif. home; Scherer, who has been in army camp, is due on Thursday; Hutson will reach Green Bay Saturday...FLIES TO CHICAGO: Ernie Smith made a fast trip from California, flying to Chicago and taking a train from there to Green Bay. He looked fit and ready to pick up where he left off last fall. Ernie has been playing much golf, tennis and handball, in addition to swimming, and is in fine condition. Lon Evans, who arrived after Monday's drill, is back in his old spot at guard, where Coach E.L. Lambeau expects he will have his greatest season. Oliver, the former Texas Christian speedster, bears a marked resemblance to the old 


Packer favorite, Joseph (Red) Dunn. he may do some signal calling for the Packers this season. Oliver is big and apparently fast. Primo Miller, the new left tackle, is exceptionally rangy. He weighs about 217 pounds, and is beautifully built...FULLS PRACTICE SPINNERS: With Frank Butler flipping the ball, Buckets Goldenberg and Swede Johnston practiced spinner plays at the start of yesterday's drill, with George Sauer and Bobby Monnett doing the faking. Short passing and calisthenics followed after which the squad broke up, Assistant Coach Red Smith taking the linemen and Coach Lambeau looking over the punters. The kicking was stepped up a notch from the previous day, and showed marked improvement, Sauer in particular getting off some long, high punts. He shared the punting duties with Harry Mattos, Paul Miller, Wayland Becker, Arnold Herber, Clarke Hinkle, Cal Clemens and Swede Johnston. The receivers were Goldenberg, Monnett, Joe Laws, Oliver and Hank Bruder. The tackles, guards and ends practiced going down under the kicks...TEAM MELT DOWN: The temperature was very oppressive, and the overweight boys soon began to melt down to normal. Coach Lambeau called his backs into a single drill, in which several of the team's new plays were given a thorough rehearsing. With Butler at center, one backfield had Herman Schneidman at blocking quarter, Mattos and Monnett at halfbacks and Goldenberg at full. Another group, for which Tony Paulekas flipped the oval, included Clemens at quarter, Laws and Paul Miller at halves and Johnston at full. The third backfield, which is a likely bet to start a number of the season's games, averaged about 205 pounds in weight, with Hank Bruder at blocking quarter, Sauer and Hinkle at halfbacks and Hinkle at full.


AUG 20 (Green Bay) - Two and a half hours of strenuous drill, reminiscent of a mid-season practice schedule, kept the Green Bay Packer squad of 30 men on its collective feet yesterday, and at the conclusion of the lengthy drill Coach E.L. Lambeau expressed himself as satisfied with the progress the squad is making. Many hours of work remain, however, before the professional football unit will be ready for competition. The Packers will see action for the first time Wednesday, Aug. 26, when they will conduct a night scrimmage between two teams picked from the squad. Three Packers - Tar Schwammel, Bernard Scherer and Donald Hutson - still are missing, but the squad will be complete this weekend. Lambeau received a telegram from Schwammel yesterday, saying the big tackle was en route east, and was leaving Rock Springs, Wyo., for Green Bay. He added that he was feeling fine despite his attack of summer influenza and that he expected to reach Green Bay sometime Friday...ANOTHER END ARRIVES: Scherer will be in tonight. He is a reserve officer and has completed a tour of army camp. Hutson, playing baseball in the South, will be the last to report, but Lambeau expects him on Saturday. This will be the earliest in years that the entire Packer squad has assembled, and the coach plans to take advantage of the situation, aiming to get the men in playing condition well before the first kickoff. He will start contact work this weekend, with scrimmage a possibility for Sunday. Last night the Packers, 30 strong, assembled at the Beaumont hotel for a long skull session, during which they reviewed all the squad's plays to date, worked on their defense and were given their annual instructions on behavior and training. Today was to be the first day in their new training quarters under the south stands of City stadium. The building includes four rooms - a dressing room for the players, trainer's room, shower room and store room. Henceforth the Packers will have their headquarters at the basic scene of their gridiron operations - City stadium...PRIMO IS FAST: The entire squad was chased through passing and receiving drill yesterday, to give the coach an opportunity to see how versatile the linemen are. The stunt revealed that Primo Miller, the big Rice tackle, has plenty of speed. Miller reported underweight, as he has been attending school all summer and has had little opportunity to work out. Coach Lambeau expects him to add more beef to his 217 pounds soon. Red Oliver, the Texas Christian halfback who probably will do considerable of the signal barking this season, along with Harry Mattos and others, is likely to be the fastest man on the squad, unless Don Hutson retains his supremacy in that department. Oliver gets off to a fast start and keeps going at a high rate of speed. Buckets Goldenberg is being used again at fullback, and appears to have picked up some additional speed. The shift was made when Lambeau found himself with plenty of available blocking backs, and Buckets may be kept at the fullback position. Wayland Becker, the Marquette end, showed some form in grabbing passes yesterday. The squad wound up with a dummy scrimmage and the snappiest signal drill it has had to date...POLICE FORCES LINED UP: The Legion police force for the Packer games was lined up at last night's meeting. H.J. Bero, who again will be in charge of policing at the City stadium, presided at the session which was attended by more than 100 applicants for jobs. Gate men were assigned to their posts and the "outside" fence patrol organized. Legion men who work inside the park were given their positions. Walter Mott, head usher for the Football corporation, has called a meeting of the ushers for next Wednesday night at the Legion building. All those desiring posts in the usher squad must attend the session.


AUG 20 (Green Bay) - The 1936 squad of the Green Bay Packers, Coach Curly Lambeau believes, is the fastest the Packers ever have had. There doesn't appear to be a slow back on the team, and the linemen have plenty of ability to pick 'em up and, subsequently, to lay 'em down. The season's title of being the fastest man on the squad won't go to Don Hutson this season without a struggle. For one thing, Red Oliver may take it away from him. If he doesn't, Paul Miller probably will. Cal Clemens is another newcomer with a world of speed, and the windsprints this season really should present some hot talent.



AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Their first taste of body contact work for the present season was ordered for the Green Bay Packers today by Coach E.L. Lambeau, following another mansized practice period at Joannes park yesterday. There will be a scrimmage Sunday afternoon, in preparation for the "all star" practice game at City stadium next Wednesday evening, when the squad will be divided into two teams for a colorful exhibition contest. Considerable discussion prevails among Packer players concerning the makeup of the team, as Coach Lambeau has not revealed his selections. A regulation game with the usual officials will be played, with only the kickoff omitted. Instead of this feature, the ball will be placed in scrimmage on the 30-yard line...NO BAD INJURIES: There were a few ailing Packers on the field 


yesterday, but nothing that resembled a serious injury. Trainer Dave Woodward is concentrating on Herman Schneidman, blocking back, who is troubled with a pained leg muscle, and he is also working on Nebb Elduayan, who has had trouble getting the spring in his legs, due possibly to overworked muscles. Harry Mattos is nursing a bad cold; Paul Miller has his hand bandaged following contact with a noxious weed; and half a dozen Packers have acquired foot blisters. Otherwise, the squad has no complaints. This week the Packers have lost an average of six pounds of excess weight in each workout, the most impressive record going to Swede Johnston, fullback, who worked off 10 pounds in one drill. Of course, the Packers get these pounds right back with rest and a couple of meals, but the overweight boys are melting down to fighting size...BUILD UP WIND: Lots of windsprints to build up endurance were on yesterday's program, and today Lambeau called a double drill session, morning and afternoon. There will be an afternoon drill tomorrow, and Sunday's scrimmage will start at 2:30 p.m. The punters drew the special attention of the coach yesterday. George Sauer, Clarke Hinkle and Arnold Herber in particular got off some high, long boots while the rest of the backs were chased through a dummy scrimmage. New plays are being added to the squad's repertoire each day, as soon as the previous plays are assimilated. Harry Mattos' forward passing is drawing plenty of attention, and Lambeau feels the swarthy St. Mary's halfback may be the answer to the perennial problem - who'll take Red Dunn's place? Mattos also had a commanding voice and has sounded good in the signal caller's spot. He is working at left halfback, while Red Oliver, the speedy Texas Christian back, has been placed at right half. Russ Letlow is looking perfectly at home at left guard, the wide open spot left vacant by the absence of Mike Michalske, now assistant coach at Lafayette university, Easton, Pa. In addition to Letlow, the Packer left guards are Tiny Engebretsen and Bill Croft, leaving Lambeau to believe that the situation will be kept well under control.


AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Officers and directors of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will meet with volunteer solicitors at a season ticket sales meeting tonight at Joannes Brothers company to check over the first week of the drive, which promises to be one of the most successful campaigns ever carried on in the interest of professional football in Green Bay. While Coach E.L. Lambeau is busy molding a topnotch gridiron machine into shape, the business executives of the organization have been working just as hard to set the stage perfectly for a successful season...OPENING GAME SOON: The season ticket sale and football program are the high spots in the Packer financial offensive, as the opening game Sat., Sept. 5, is only two weeks away and there is no end of detail to be ironed out in the meantime. Not since the boom days of 1929, which was the first year that Green Bay won the national championship, have the season tickets been moving so lively. Veteran solicitors claim that little or no sales talk is necessary, and that the majority of prospects called upon seem glad to sign on the dotted line as an expression of their loyalty to the football team which has put Green Bay on the sport world's map in capital letters. Carl Holznecht, one of the Football corporation's veteran solicitors, ran out of his share of order books Thursday and had to get a new supply. "Everybody is ready to get on the bandwagon," Holznecht said, "and many of my regular season ticket customers are doubling their reservations."...INTEREST AT PEAK: "Football interest is at its peak right now and if the ticket sales force will keep on plunging, I am confident that we should go over the $10,000 peak which we hung up in the 1935 drive. I am getting a lot of orders, too, for single game tickets with requests for the Cardinals, Detroit and Boston contest ducats nearly as heavy as for the Chicago Bear battle," he added. E.A. (Spike) Spachmann and his ticket office force are working overtime listing the ticket applications and preparing the mailing lists so that when the pasteboards are received from the printer it will be possible to start the distribution of the tickets immediately. "It looks like a banner season for the Packers, from a season ticket sale point of view," said Spachmann, who has handled the Football corporation tickets for a dozen years. "Never in my connection with the Packers has there been such an encouraging first week's sale and if this keeps up we should hit a new high mark before the night game opener with the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison two weeks from Saturday."...ORDER TICKETS EARLY: "The earlier the tickets are ordered the easier it will be for the Packer office to handle distribution. This season we are taking every possible step to eliminate a last minute jam and the fans can help a lot by signing for their tickets within the next week." Copy for the Packer program is now being turned over to the printer and some of the pages will be made up within a few days. The advertisers' response to the program has been most encouraging, according to President L.H. Joannes, and it should net a handsome sum to assist in financing the Packer squad. There still is some space in the program unsold. Any business firm or individual desiring a place in the football book is urged to get in touch with President Joannes and a solicitor will call immediately.


AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Cheered by the news of a booming season ticket sales campaign, the Green Bay Packers returned to work at Joannes park today, preparing for their intra-squad scrimmage game at City stadium next Wednesday evening. The Packers had their first taste of body contract work this week, when the linemen drilled under Assistant Coach Red Smith yesterday afternoon, and they will scrimmage tomorrow afternoon to further toughen themselves for Wednesday's contest. Only one member of the squad, the elusive Don Hutson, still is missing, and Hutson plays his last game of baseball in Tennessee today. He will leave for Green Bay immediately following the contest, and probably will be in uniform tomorrow...SCHERER IS PRESENT: Bernard Scherer, the Nebraska end, reported for drill yesterday, and dove right into the thick of the program. He has just completed six weeks at R.O.T.C. camp and two weeks with the C.M.T.C. at Fort Crook, the hard army life having toughened him for the coming gridiron campaign. While at Fort Crook Scherer met Major C.P. Evers, recently transferred from Green Bay. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Schwammel, having averaged 500 miles per day on a drive from California, reached town late yesterday afternoon, and Tar took his first workout with the Packers this morning. Despite his recent attack of summer flu, the big tackle looked in good shape and he anticipated no difficulty in hitting his stride...SMITH TAKES LINEMEN: Lots of running featured yesterday morning's drill, and the Packers all looked good in the signal drill. In the afternoon Assistant Coach Red Smith took the linemen for an hour and a half of "grass drill", toughening their hides for the approaching scrimmages. The backs, in the meantime, worked on timing, deception, perfection of plays and spinners with Coach E.L. Lambeau. Halfback Red Oliver was troubled with a bad leg, as is blocking back Herman Schneidman, and both are receiving plenty of attention from Trainer Dave Woodward. Harry Mattos, who has been bothered with hay fever, ran a slight temperature lately and is under the care of Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician. Russ Letlow, guard, continues to look good, and Primo Miller, the big tackle importation from Rice university, is looking elusive and fast enough to be used at end. He has fine body coordination...CENTERS ON DEFENSE: Work this morning centered on defense. The Packers plan to use a zone type of defense this season, instead of the combination type in use last year. In preparation for next Wednesday's practice game, Property Manager Bud Jorgenson has cleaned up the blue jerseys formerly worn by the Packers, and the squad will be divided early next week for the interesting contest. It is probably that a veteran line with a rookie backfield will oppose a "first year" line and a veteran set of backs. The game, Coach Lambeau pointed out, will be a perfect opportunity for Packer fans to get acquainted with the new players as each will be introduced before the game. The contest itself will be an acid test of the new men - if they look well in this type of competition, they are likely to succeed in the pro game. Thus far Lambeau is well satisfied with many of his new men. Tony Paulekas, the Washington and Jefferson lineman, looks like another Rudy Comstock, and Cal Clemens, the U.S.C. halfback, appears to be a pro natural. The players are hungry for action, and are rounding into shape excellently.


AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's most successful season ticket sale in recent seasons is indicated by the early success of volunteer solicitors, it was apparent last night as Packer officials, directors and solicitors met at Joannes Brothers company. Of course, there is a tremendous volume of work yet to be done, but the workers reported a high prevailing interest in the 1936 edition of the professional football team, and a willingness on the part of those contacted to acquire their season tickets. "We have a perfect right to feel optimistic," said President L.H. Joannes, "but we are calling upon every interested Green Bay citizen to rally around this cause to give the Packers a successful financial season."...CREAM OF CROP: The cream of the National league crop will appear at City stadium this year, starting with the redoubtable Chicago Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 13 - the team which whipped the Packers three times last season and blasted their almost certain Green Bay hopes for a Western division championship. Before that time the Packer fans, already enthusiastic over a season which bids well to be one of the best in the team's history, will have had several opportunities to familiarize themselves with the 1936 Packer team. Next Wednesday evening an entertaining and colorful practice contest will be held at City stadium. Prices will be 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. At that time the entire Packer squad will be on display, evenly divided as to ability, with plenty of scoring likely to develop. The directors discussed the possibility of lining up a good home game for Sunday, Aug. 30, and if the contest goes through, an announcement may be expected on Monday. Moon Molinaro's Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison will play here Saturday night, Sept. 5. The workers will drive hard during the coming week to increase their sales totals, and President Joannes expects a highly satisfactory report when the next meeting is held Friday night, Aug. 28.



AUG 24 (Green Bay) - With several thousand interested fans occupying every possible vantage point, the offensive and defensive maneuvers of the Green Bay Packers began to take shape yesterday afternoon at Joannes park, when Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered the first scrimmage of the season for the professional football squad. The big crowd circled the field from start to finish of the practice session, giving further indication of the intense interest the Packers have acquired during the pre-season period of the 1936 schedule. "We gained a lot from the scrimmage," said Lambeau when the torrid afternoon's program was completed, "but we found a lot of things to work on."...PLAN GAME WEDNESDAY: He scheduled practice sessions for this morning, tomorrow morning and Wednesday forenoon, with the entire squad billed to take part in an intra-team contest at City stadium Wednesday night. This will give Packer fans their first real opportunity to see the players in action is anticipated. Prices will be 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. The proposed exhibition game for next Sunday is still hanging fire and Coach Lambeau has no definite announcement to make. He expects something definite tonight or tomorrow morning. The team already is billed to face the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison here Saturday, Sept. 5, and will open its NFL schedule Sept. 13 against the mighty Chicago Cardinals. Donald Hutson, the Alabama end who has been playing baseball in the South, attended his first practice yesterday. He appeared a bit underweight, but was healthy and fast as always, looking very good during the drill. Most of the veteran backs also were in fine fettle, with Bob Monnett flashing particularly good form in scrimmage...ALL PACKERS PRESENT: For the first time yesterday, the entire squad of 34 was present, and every man was used in the scrimmage except Red Oliver, the Texas Christian halfback, who has an injured leg. 


Calisthenics opened the program, after which assistant coach Red Smith worked with the linemen and Coach Lambeau directed the backs in punting. There were 10 minutes of signal drill, followed by an hour and a quarter of scrimmage. Cal Clemens showed up excellently on defense, but injured his arm as offensive work began and was chased to the sidelines. Harry Mattos participated in the drill for awhile, but his cold still bothered him, and Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, sent hm to the hospital for the night. Tony Paulekas was another new man who shaped up well on defense, and Wayland Becker turned in some sensational pass receiving and got off some great punts. Ray Trampe, a Minnesota tackle who has not attracted too much attention this season, also looked fine on defense, and in general Coach Lambeau expressed satisfaction at the appearance of the new men. It was a strenuous drill, conducted under the boiling sun. Russ Letlow and Clarke Hinkle each lost 11 pounds during the afternoon. Last night a number of the Packers were guests of the Green Bay Baseball association at the Green Bay-Neenah-Menasha Northern State league game.


AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Fans who specialize in attending Packer practice sessions say that yesterday's crowd at Joannes park was the largest ever to see the squad drill. People were coming and going all afternoon. The most conservative estimate of the attendance was 1,500, and it ran all the way up to 4,000. Packer fans will get an even better show at City stadium Wednesday night, when the intra-squad practice game is held. Coach Lambeau probably will put a new line and a veteran backfield against an experienced pro forward wall and a set of freshman backs.


AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Packers on parade would be the title a motion picture scenarist might hang onto tomorrow night's show at City stadium, when a professional football team which has aroused its fans to the highest pitch in years will display its gridiron wares for the first time this season. Real Packer fans - those who like to know the names, positions and styles of play of their favorites - will not miss this game. It offers them a double opportunity to acquaint themselves with the talents of new men or the condition of the old - and to help our the football corporation with much-appreciated nest egg for the approaching season. The first football game! One month from today, the Packers will be in the hectic early days of their national campaign. They will have met the Chicago Cardinals - the team that bested them three times last year - and the mighty Bears, in addition to having cleaned up their pre-season schedule. They will be drilling to meet the Cardinals for the second time, at Milwaukee, and they will be glancing into the near future in expectation of facing two great teams at City stadium - the Boston Redskins and the Detroit Lions. That all is for next month. First, this Packer team must break in its new cogs, and polish up both offense and defense for things to come. The first thing to come happens tomorrow night at City stadium...Carl Jorgenson, who played tackle for the Green Bay Packers in 1934, and last season with Philadelphia, has been named head coach at Mount Shasta High School, Redding, Calif.


AUG 25 (Green Bay) - The Packers season ticket campaign, midway in its second week, is moving along at a near record clip, according to reports issued at the Football corporation headquarters in the Northern building. Solicitors continue to make the rounds, not alone in Green Bay but in the neighboring communities. Encouraging reports are being filed from all the sales sectors. Only about half the list of prospects has been called, as the new business has been taking a lot of time. "Buy early and be sure of a good seat." That is the great advice of E.A. Spachmann, who is directing the Packer ticket sales' campaign. Requests for tickets will be filled in the order of their receipt and the Football corporation's business office has the stage all set to deliver the tickets several days ahead of the Madison Cardinals game Sept. 5. This contest is one of the five games for which the season ticket books are sold. The other home engagements, all National football league contests, are:

Sept. 13 - Chicago Cardinals

Sept. 20 - Chicago Bears

Oct. 11 - Boston Redskins

Oct. 18 - Detroit Lions

Officers and directors of the Football corporation will meet with the season ticket salesman Friday night at Joannes Brothers company to check over the campaign and new lists will be handed out for the third week of the drive. The Packer program is beginning to take form at the printers and all advertisers are urged to turn in their copy immediately. The first issue will be for the night game with Madison a week from this Sunday...STILL SOME SPACE: There is still considerable space available in the program and President L.H. Joannes is hopeful that this year's honor roll list of contributing advertisers will be swelled considerably by an eleventh hour rush of space buyers. The Football corporation plans to carry a special political section in the program and all candidates desiring to be listed are urged to get in touch with the ticket office, Adams 6180, and a representative of the Football corporation will call immediately. Walter Mott will meet the City stadium ushers Wednesday night at the Legion building at 7:30. Mott has been swamped with applications and he will line up his crew at tomorrow night's session. It is urged that all the usher candidates be on hands promptly so that the meeting can be run off in quick order.


AUG 25 (Green Bay) - The first competitive appearance of the Green Bay Packers for the 1936 season will be made at the City stadium tomorrow night, when two squads of Packers will stage a gridiron exhibition, starting at 8 o'clock. The affair will be a regulation football game minus only the kickoff. At the beginning of the halves, and following score, the ball will be placed in play on the 30-yard line. The teams will wear two types of uniforms, one garbed in the familiar green and gold of last season, and the other wearing the blue and gold of previous years...SEE NEW MEN: The game will offer Packer fans their first opportunity to see the new men and veterans in action this season, and because of the great interest the squad has aroused this year, a large crowd is anticipated. The men will be introduced over a public address system, so that all fans will have an opportunity to recognize them and observe their style of play while under fire. Coach E.L. Lambeau has not announced the squad division, but he has indicated that he will do so tomorrow. This morning he was guiding the squad through a damp practice session, and he plans to conduct another one tomorrow morning...USE ZONE DEFENSE: Yesterday's drill was devoted principally to pass defense, the team employing a zone defense, 6-2-2-1, with a six-man line. Kicking also came in for considerable attention, Clarke Hinkle getting off some of the finest punts of his career. Two of the boots traveled 80 yards in the air, and all of his kicks were impressive. Lambeau also started the men booting field goals, as this means of scoring is one upon which he intends to rely during the coming season. Ade Schwammel, Ernie Smith, Hinkle and Tiny Engebretsen did the booting, with fair success.



AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Three times last season the Chicago Cardinals of the NFL scraped out victories over the Green Bay Packers, thereby blasting Green Bay's high riding hopes for its fourth national championship, and one of the chief nuisances in the Chicago defense was Lou Gordon, giant right tackle, who distributed trouble right and left among the Packer ranks. The Packers, naturally enough, had all of Gordon's play they wanted in that one season, and so before the start of the 1936 campaign they tackled Lou's name onto to a Green Bay contract, and here is Lou, as big as life and somewhat bigger, hustling though the drills with Coach Curly Lambeau's 34. Before Gordon left Chicago, word got around that he was on pretty bad terms with Milan Creighton, the Cardinal's manager, but few knew just how bad the situation really was until Marvin McCarthy, sports columnist of the Chicago Daily Times, burst our with a blast on his sheet this week. Says McCarthy: "What's all this fuss about? Here it is almost a month until the football season and we have a first class feud already on between Milan Creighton, coach of the Chicago Cardinals, and Lou Gordon, a Cardinal 'ex' who recently tasted the blade of Creighton's ax. Gordon, long the captain and leading belligerent of the Cardinals, was released to Green Bay because he couldn't get along with his boss. And now the boys are making faces at one another, emphasized by loud Brooklyn cheers. It looks like a swell hate - Creighton vs. Gordon. And just wait until you hear what those wranglers are saying about each other! Gordon, the captain scorned, lisps in the customary soft-spoken Gordon way, which means that he can't be heard any farther away than four blocks: 'I may not play many football games for Green Bay this season, but there is ONE I will play. Yeah, I mean that first game of the season we play against the Cardinals on Sept. 13. Old Gordon will play tackle in that game like he hasn't played in years. And I'm daring a certain guy to play against me.' If you take more than one guess as to the identity of that 'certain guy' then you probably have forgotten that Milan Creighton sometimes plays end as well as coaches the Cards. And now a bit of a rebuttal. Replies Mr. Creighton, also in a hog calling whisper: 'So Gordon says he's going to play one game this year, and that one against the Cardinals. The man's right...dead right. After he gets through playing the Cardinals, he will not be able to play any more. Not this season, anyway. I'm not committing myself on how many games I'll play at end this year, but there's one I may play. That depends on how much a certain tackle for Green Bay gets 'off his game' against us on Sept. 13. If he gets off his game far enough and, thus, does happen to become tough, then I may go in there myself.' So that's what all this fuss is about! Gordon and Creighton must be pretty sore to get themselves so worked up in the hot weather we've been having. They should save their grudge a few weeks until it might do their football game some good at the gate. This is a beautiful setup to bring the customers tumbling through the turnstiles. A castoff challenges his former boss! Gordon, at tackle, is daring Creighton to play opposite him, at end. And furthermore, the bitter feudists commit another error in technique. They should do their wrangling for publication in Green Bay, because it's at Green Bay that the game will be played. Study up your grudges, boys. I suggest you buy the latest book written on the subject by Dempsey and Kearns. Creighton made another crack that sounded interesting. He added that he heartily encouraged Gordon's ideas of playing against the Cards, explaining: 'I hope he does. Then we'll know where we can send plays to gain a lot of first downs.' So that's that. Gordon and Creighton have built themselves up to an awful something or other...let's hope not a letdown. When the Cards and Packers are ready to kick off, don't forget to check those starting lineups to see who's playing against whom; and, also, it may be an interesting angle to note the substitutes after the game and see who needed relief. I imagine that Gordon will raise a rumpus, or at least try to, when he gets in there against the Cardinals, after brawling for them all these years. Dismissal from the redshirts was like being yanked out of his football world by the roots and being tossed overboard. Lou has been a real football player and a grand battler in his day. He burns with resentment over banishment. Lou is not far away from retirement after his lengthy gridiron career, but as long as he can see those redshirts in front of him, he'll rear and paw like an angry bull. Lou feels he has been 'done wrong' and it is his nature when anything like that happens to run somebody's face in the sod, or have his own rubbed in the effort. Cardinals vs. Packers...don't fail to tab that one."


AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Heavy skies and a soggy ground had caused postponement of the Packer intra-squad practice game, scheduled for tonight, until Sunday afternoon at City stadium, Coach E.L. Lambeau has announced. Lambeau regarded it as extremely unwise to attempt to carry on the game as planned originally. He feared injuries to his men from the slippery turf, and he is opposed to wrecking the fine new gridiron at the stadium by having it cut up for practice purposes...SPLIT UP SQUAD: Except for the change in time, the colorful show will be held exactly as arranged. The Packer squad will be divided into two teams, the Army and the Navy, and they will play a regulation contest, starting at 2 o'clock. The price, as announced previously, will be 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. The change in his program caused Lambeau to call off this morning's practice, and schedule one for this afternoon. He planned to introduce new body contact work, aiming to toughen up his players for the stiff schedule ahead...RETURN TO FORM: The additional days until Sunday will give several ailing Packers opportunities to return to top form, and to display their talents before a Green Bay crowd for the first time. Harry Mattos and Ade Schwammel have been ill, there are a couple of leg injuries, and Paul Miller's poisoned hands need further treatment. Lambeau believes that the extra time will permit these men to play much better ball in their first game. The Packers will follow next Sunday's game with a night contest, Saturday, Sept. 5, at City stadium against the Wisconsin Cardinals, and then will step directly into the heat of the NFL race, opening against the Cardinals of Chicago here Sunday, Sept. 13.


AUG 27 (Green Bay) - Two well-balanced teams of Green Bay Packers will take to the City stadium turf Sunday afternoon for the first competitive appearance of the professional football squad this season. The intrasquad contest, which is expected to attract a large crowd, will start at 2 o'clock. Sunday's event will be the first of five appearances the Packers will meet at home this season. Saturday night, Sept. 5, they will battle the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison, and will meet the Chicago Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Boston Redskins and Detroit Lions in home contests. Sunday the "Army" and the "Navy" teams, two powerful units, will stage a regulation football game, with only the kickoff missing. Eleven players have been assigned to each team, and the other 12 Packers will be held by Lambeau as shock troops, to be thrown on one side or the other as the tide of battle dictates...NAVY LOOKS STRONG: At first glance, the Navy team, which as both passing and power, might draw the favor of the fans. At ends, the Navy will have Donald Hutson and Milt Gantenbein; at tackles will be Ernie Smith and Ade Schwammel; at guards will be Tiny Engebretsen and Lon Evans, and Frank Butler will round out the team as center. Behind this veteran, powerful line, there will be Cal Clemens at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett and Joe Laws at halfbacks and Swede Johnston at fullback. The Army's line, opposing this crew, will consist mostly of men making their first appearances with the Packers, but behind this wall will be one of the toughest backfields in the National league. Hank Bruder will play blocking quarterback, Buckets Goldenberg will be at fullback, and the halfbacks will be George Henry Sauer and Arnold Herber. This quartet will perform behind a line including Wayland Becker and Bernard Scherer at ends, Champ Seibold and Lou Gordon at tackles, Nebb Elduayan and Bill Croft at guards and Tony Paulekas at center...READY TO HELP: The shock troops will consist of Al Rose, end; Ray Trampe, Primo Miller and Ed Aspatore, tackles; Walt Kiesling and Russ Letlow, guards, George Svendsen, center; and Clarke Hinkle, Paul Miller, Red Oliver and Herman Schneidman, backs. Polishing up for the weekend contest, the Packers drove through an 


extended practice session at Joannes park yesterday afternoon, considerable of the drill being held in a mild drizzling rain. Coach Lambeau gave his men a few minutes of scooping up the ball to prevent fumbles, and then turned the afternoon over to dummy scrimmage. There was some contact work, too, the ends and tackles getting practice going down under punts, while the kickers and receivers came in for their share of attention. The receivers had their troubles, due to the slippery condition of the field, and there was much skidding. Hank Bruder connected for several man-sized tackles, but in general the tackling was nothing to write home about, the players being handicapped by the weather...BRING BACK BALL: Bobby Monnett, Paul Miller and Joe Laws were among the receivers who hauled the ball back for sizeable gains, the elusive little Miller getting away from the big linemen several times. The sick men are coming along in good shape, and there is not one Packer who is definitely "out" of Sunday's game. Schwammel has been ill, as has Mattos, but they are improving, and Paul Miller's bad hands, affected by weed poisoning, are returning to normal. Three former Packers will officiate Sunday. Verne Lewellen will referee, Whitey Woodin will umpire, and Tiny Cahoon will be head linesman. The admission rate will be 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children...MEET FRIDAY NIGHT: Officers and directors of the Football corporation will meet with the season ticket solicitors Friday night at Joannes Brothers company to check over reports of the second week of the campaign and get new lists, which will provide the sales ammunition for the next 10 days. E.A. Spachmann, head of the Packer ticket department, has been burning midnight oil listing the orders for ducats and he will have a most encouraging report to make at tomorrow night's business session, which will get underway promptly at 7:30...MANY USHER CANDIDATES: A young army of usher applicants jammed the Legion building Wednesday night for the organization meeting, over which Walter Mott, head usher, presided. Mott had enough candidates for jobs to handle a crowd at Wrigley field, Chicago, and it was necessary to shave down the list considerably. Captain H.J. Bero, chairman of the Packers' grounds committee, is all set with his gatemen and ticket takers. The Legion police force for fence patrol and "inside-the-stadium" protection is about completed for the coming season.


AUG 27 (Michigan City, IN) - Coach Milan Creighton's Chicago Cardinals will get their first test of the season Sunday afternoon when they meet the Kamm Brewer gridders of South Bend at the stadium here. The team has been practicing here for several days, and last Sunday Coach Creighton put the squad through a two-hour scrimmage. The Chicago coach has expressed himself as highly satisfied with the team's practice performances...OPEN AGAINST PACKERS: Labor Day the Cardinals will travel to Benton Harbor, where they will play the Wolverine College All-Stars in a feature of the Michigan peach festival. The Windy City outfit will open its National league season against the Packers at Green Bay Sept. 13. Creighton sent his charges through a long passing drill Wednesday. Doug Russell, Pug Vaughan and Phil Sarboe did most of the tossing, while Bob Newman, Howard Tipton, Hal Pangle, Al Nichelini and Mike Mikulak were on the receiving end. Creighton stamped his approval upon the workout and said: "The club is far ahead of last year at this time and every one is looking good. The spirit is fine and the boys are trying hard."


AUG 28 (Green Bay) - A wide-open scoring affair at City stadium Sunday afternoon, when the Green Bay Packers will play an intra-squad football game, was predicted by Coach E.L. Lambeau today following a muddy scrimmage session at Joannes park yesterday afternoon. Starting with tackling practice, the Packers concentrated upon contact work most of the afternoon. The tackling was ragged at first, but showed a definite improvement as the men took turns carrying the ball and stopping the carrier...SCORE THREE TIMES: Touchdowns from scrimmage were scored by Buckets Goldenberg and Bob Monnett, while Don Hutson snared a forward pass and headed over for another. Although there were any number of bumps and bruises as a result of the stiff afternoon's schedule, the only casualty appeared to Bernard Scherer, the Nebraska end, who received a blow on the neck. Scherer is not expected to be out of action as a result of the mishap. The new Packers worked principally on defense, with the vets brushing up on their offensive technique. Practice was to be resumed at 2:30 this afternoon. Interest is keen on the squad in regard to Sunday's mix, and the boys are placing a few wagers as to which team, the Army or Navy, come through with a victory. Offensive power is evident in both lineups and unless some of the men come through with outstanding defensive performances, several touchdowns apiece are likely...EX-PACKERS OFFICIATE: The game will start at 2 o'clock, and will be directed by three former Packers - Verne Lewellen as referee, Whitey Woodin as umpire and Tiny Cahoon as head linesman. Admission will be 50 cents for adults and 15 for children. All features of a regulation game will be used, with one exception - the kickoff will be missing. Coach Lambeau doesn't want to run the risk of occurring unnecessary injuries on kickoff plays, and so the ball will be placed in scrimmage on the 30-yard lines.


AUG 28 (Green Bay) - Entering the "last quarter" of the season ticket sales campaign, officers and directors of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., will huddle tonight at Joannes Brothers company at 7:30 with the solicitors and volunteer workers to chart the drive for the coming week. The sales thermometer is climbing higher daily and every indication points to a record breaking season ticket sale, providing the solicitors step just as lively during the coming week as they have been in the past two. There still is a lot of work to be cleaned up. E.A. Spachmann, who handles the Packer tickets, has drawn up new lists of prospects, which will be handed out at tonight's session. These lists will provide much ammunition for the home stretch of the campaign...MUST KEEP ON GOING: Speaking of the season ticket sale campaign, President L.F. Joannes of the Football corporation, said: "To date our drive has been a howling success and the first two weeks have exceeded our fondest expectations. However, the next few days will decide whether or not we top our 1935 record. Once again I am urging all Packer fans to join the season ticket purchasing army. The sales certainly have been encouraging and I feel confident that with a little extra 'push' by ticket solicitors we can go over the top. This will provide the Football corporation with replenished coffers to finance its Packers through the 1936 title race...REACH EVERY FAN: "We have tried to scale our season ticket prices so that they are within the reach of every fan. Although many season tickets already have been sold, there still are any number of choice locations remaining on the seat charts. The purchasers of season tickets are assured the same seats for the Packers' five home games. Season ticket holders don't have any reservation worries and this will be a bigger-than-ever advantage this fall as we expect capacity crowds at every game." Some space remains in the Packer game program, and interested persons, by telephoning the president, will receive an immediate call from a solicitor. The printer will start work on the programs next Wednesday. Political candidates who with to obtain space may call the Packer ticket office.


AUG 28 (Green Bay) - The Packer ticket office will be moved from the Northern building to its permanent quarters in the Legion building tomorrow. The office will be open this morning until night, with E.A. Spachmann in charge, and there will be two telephones - Adams 6180 and Adams 6181.



AUG 29 (Green Bay) - Not slowed up in the least by unfavorable weather conditions, the Green Bay Packers went through a lengthy drill at Joannes part yesterday afternoon in preparation for the first contest of the season - an intra-squad affair at City stadium, billed to start at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. A long signal drill opened the afternoon's program, once the calisthenics were out of the way, and then Coach E.L. Lambeau ran his men through 10 minutes of 10-yard sprints designed to get their legs in good shape for tomorrow's contest. The ends and tackles were paired, as were the guards and centers, while the backs drilled as a unit...WORK WITH TACKLES: Primo Miller and Champ Seibold, two giant tackles, were given some special instructions by Milt Gantenbein and Clarke Hinkle, indicating that both of the men are in for strenuous work. They were given fast starts, and assignments on offense. This morning the squad was back at work again, taking a lighter drill, with less body contact, as Lambeau wants all the men to be in shape to show their talents tomorrow afternoon. Several coaches who have been attending the all-star workouts in Chicago, including Dr. C.W. Spears and Dutch Bergman, are expected to attend the game. The coach, aided by Assistant Coach Red Smith, has split up the squad into two divisions, believed as nearly equal as possible. Roughly speaking, one team has an experienced line and a freshman backfield, while the other features a line of new Packers and a veteran set of backs...HAS SHOCK TROOPS: To turn the tide of battle one way or the other as he sees fit, Lambeau holds in reserve all members of the squad who will not be in the starting lineup. These may be used on either team, or upon both, and they are expected to cut a considerable figure in the scoring, as the group includes some of the best players on the team. Members of the paid outside police force must report to the stadium at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, according to Captain H.J. Bero. As there will be no reserved seats, there will be no need for the regular users or Legion men who usually patrol the stadium. Prices for the intra-squad contest will be 50 cents for adults and 15 cents for children.


AUG 29 (Green Bay) - The probability that a new all time record for season ticket sales will be established before the end of the current Packer campaign was expressed last night by President L.H. Joannes, as Packer directors, officers and volunteer solicitors met at Joannes Brothers company for their weekly checkup. The total of sales thus far is not many short of last year's mark, and Joannes said he believed Packer season ticket holders would total a larger number than ever before as the time for the first kickoff approaches. The season tickets entitle the holder to attend the Sept. 5 game between the Packers and Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison, in addition to giving permanent seats for the Chicago Cardinal, Chicago Bear, Boston and Detroit games at City stadium...OPEN ALL DAY: Monday morning the new ticket headquarters at the Legion building will be opened bright and early, and will remain open henceforth from morning until night. Packer fans are invited to visit the building and see the new quarters, which will be permanent.


AUG 29 (Green Bay) - When the Packers trot off the field at City stadium tomorrow, their first competitive effort of the season completed, they'll be making the shortest trot in the history of the football corporation. They'll just run around the corner and duck under the showers. In past seasons the players climbed into a waiting bus, which fought traffic all the way down to the training quarters, leaving the men sitting in their soggy suits, with nothing to do except talk about the ball game. The new Packers field house probably fulfilled as distinct a need as the club possessed. Its door opens into a conveniently sized dressing room, with hangers on the walls for the players' clothes, benches along the wall, and equipment trunks stacked in the center of the floor. Some day, probably, lockers will be added to make the room complete. Passing into the next room you find yourself in the domain of Trainer Dave Woodward. Three training tables are parked along the wall, convenient to the heat lamps. Scales stand beside the doorway, and there is a large chart upon which daily notations of the players' weights are made. Woodward's tape, bandages and first aid paraphernalia all are located in handy positions to the tables. Two rooms break from this area, one leading to the showers, and the other to the equipment room, where the many small parts of a football squad's possessions are kept. The entire setup adds a note of 


class to the Packer team. It's big league stuff, and it is a great break for the club.



AUG 31 (Green Bay) - Two picked teams of Green Bay Packers gave 2,000 spectators promise of colorful gridiron events to come, by fighting to a 6-all deadlock in a practice engagement at City stadium yesterday afternoon. The game will be the last competitive appearance of the Packers until next Saturday evening, when they appear under the lights against the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison. The game brought home two important facts to Packer fans - first, Coach E.L. Lambeau is going to have a difficult time paring his talented squad down to the league limit, and second, the veteran Packers are in better condition than they have been this early in the season in recent years. None of the new men looked bad, and the drive of the "lettermen" was such as to give convincing evidence of a probable powerful showing against National league opposition. The scores weren't important yesterday, as the game was designed principally to give the Packers a chance to display their competitive wares, but both were made in spectacular style...HOOKS OFF PASS: Bobby Monnett and Cal Clemens of the Navy set the stage for the first score late in the second period, when the latter hooked off a forward pass and stepped to the Army 4-yard line. Two plays brought nothing but losses, and then Monnett passed again, shooting a high oval over the left side of the line to Al Rose, who accepted the chance and went over the touchdown. The extra point failed. Army came back immediately to score at the end of the first half, following two long pass gains, Sauer to Becker and Sauer to Hutson. Goldenberg punched a hole in the line for six yards, and then the old combination worked again - Herber to Hutson - for a touchdown...SAILS OVER LINE: The veteran Packer halfback sailed the ball over the left side of the line to the elusive Hutson, who made one of his spectacular catches and sped over the goal line, completing a 27 yard gain. The day, slightly warm for football, gave the Packers a good test. Without tossing too many bouquets, it had to be admitted that none of the new men fell down on his assignment, and that nearly all of the veterans are in fine shape for the portentious gridiron events ahead...TRIES TWO KICKS: Two tries to score from the field by placement featured Navy's offensive during the first period, when the Army attack was kept under wraps, but both tries were off color, and the quarter ended scoreless. Disregarding the kickoff rule, the ball was given the Navy on its own 30-yard line to start the game, and on the first play Swede Johnston bucked over left tackle for 11 yards. Presently Monnett and Rose clicked on a pass, followed by a lateral to Laws, and the play was good for 29 yards, bringing a first down on the Army 24-yard line. Two plays gained but two yards, Laws tossed an incomplete forward pass and Schwammel stepped back for a field goal attempt. The try, with Laws holding the ball, was a failure, but Army was offside on the play and Navy kept the ball. Monnett hit right end for one yard and Army took the ball on downs. Several Army plays bogged down and George Sauer punted to Monnett, who was run out of bounds by Herber on the Army 42-yard line. Navy had the ball in enemy territory, but failed to make any substantial gains, and Schwammel was called back for another kick, this time from the 48-yard stripe. Laws held the ball...LINE IS TOUGH: The kick went to the right of the posts, and, the Navy line proving to be tough and resisting, the first period ended with the ball in Army's possession on its own 23-yard line. A penalty set the Army back further, and after Primo Miller blocked Herber's forward pass, Arnie punted to Laws, who was dumped by Clemens on the Army 44-yard line. Gantenbein grabbed Monnett's forward pass and stepped out of bounds for a 26-yard gain and a first down on the Army 18-yard line. The Navy advance was checked when Herman Schneidman intercepted Laws' forward pass and returned it to the Army 26-yard stripe. Line plays and a pass brought nothing, and Herber punted to Gantenbein on the Navy 43-yard stripe. Laws and Johnston rode through the line for 16 yards and a first down, and after a penalty temporarily halted the march, Johnston took the ball from Laws and smacked the right side of his line for six more yards...FIVE ON SPINNER: Laws added five yards on a spinner, then Johnston swept through right tackle for seven, and Laws was held for no gain at left end. Monnett slid a forward pass over the left side of the line to Clemens, who faked nicely and wasn't stopped until Paul Miller hauled him down four yards from the goal line. Paulekas and Letlow spilled Monnett for a two-yard loss. On the next play half a dozen Army men chased Monnett back and he tossed away a pass incomplete. Monnett faded back and sailed a pass over the left side of the line to Rose, who stabbed the ball and crossed the goal line for a Navy touchdown. Becker blocked Monnett's attempt at placement for the extra point. Army, taking the ball on its own 30-yard line, immediately lashed back to tie the score. Sauer's forward pass to Becker gained 15 yards, and another, Sauer to Hutson, made it first down on the Navy 33-yard stripe, in scoring territory. Goldenberg smashed the line for six yards. Herber trotted back and got off a high pass over the left side of the line, which Hutson, running with the ball a step ahead of Clemens, hooked over his shoulder and stepped over the line for a touchdown. With


Herber holding the ball, Sauer's attempt at placement struck the crossbar and was no good...BECKER NAILS PASS: Army started the second half in sensational style, wasting a couple of line plays and then functioning on a long pass gain. Herber tossed to Becker, who twisted away from Butler, and wasn't checked until Monnett nailed him on the Navy 35-yard line. Army drew a penalty, and the attack was turned back when Laws intercepted Herber's pass near to the goal line and returned to the Navy 19-yard stripe. A Monnett to Gantenbein forward pass worked the ball out 15 yards, and then Clarke Hinkle, looking bigger and tougher than ever, smashed through for several good gains. Monnett aimed a pass at Rose, good for 20 yards and a first down on the Army 32-yard line. Navy looked as though it was going places, but Tony Paulekas grabbed off Monnett's forward pass and the move was stopped. A rugged Navy line and penalties bothered Army, until Herber passed to Bruder for 21 yards and a first down on the Army 46-yard stripe, where Svendsen and Clemens bagged the receiver as the third period ended...BOOTS LONG KICK: Herber started the fourth period with a long punt, setting the Navy back to its own 20-yard line, where Laws was dumped. Intermittent rain began to fall, continuing until the end of the game. Becker broke through and blocked Hinkle's punt, Army getting the ball on its opponent's 24-yard line. Johnson lost a yard at right end and Herber's forward pass to Paul Miller over the left side of the line was knocked down by Svendsen. Paul Miller took Herber's pass over the left side of the line for 13 yards and a first down on the Navy 11-yard stripe. Herber passed to Becker, who lateraled to Schneidman for three and a half yards more. Johnston added a yard at the line, and Herber's pass to Paul Miller was incomplete. Here Tiny Engebretsen, who had played for the Navy, entered the game on the Army side, and missed a field goal from the 16-yard line, Navy taking the ball...CLEMENS STEPS IN: Herber aimed two long passes at Becker, Clemens making a spectacular interception of the second one, carrying the freight back to Navy's 34-yard line. Harry Mattos whipped a pass to Al Rose, who lateraled to Gantenbein for a gain of 26 yards and a first down on the Army 40-yard line. Mattos sailed a bullet pass through center, but Paulekas knocked it down. On the last play of the game Mattos got off a beautiful pass, which Paul Miller intercepted near the goal line, and the little halfback twisted loose on a brilliant return, bringing the ball back some 40 yards before he was overhauled and smothered.


AUG 31 (Green Bay) - It's like a fever. When the season arrived, it cannot be ignored. The football fan is like no other sports fan. Sex or age play no part in his makeup, nor does the weather. Sunday, while newspapers still were promulgating stories about baseball and the sun shone down for any summer pastime, the vanguard of fall sports' fans showed the first symptoms of the fever that will sweep the country by the middle of September. More than 2,000 watched the fun in City Stadium. The scrimmage was an enlightening parade of individual talent. And it was a heartening parade for those who watched, including Coach E.L. Lambeau. Nobody looked bad, and several of the new boys gave promise of great things to come. Little in the way of team play could be offered because of the very nature of the lineups. Many of the boys changed allegiances during the conflict. Primo Miller left the game as Navy tackle in the second half. And returned immediately as an Army end. Tiny Engebretsen was a Navy guard during the first half, and his erstwhile teammates raised a howl when he came back later to attempt a field goal for the Army. And missed. Buckets Goldenberg also had a taste of both teams, as did tackle Ray Tampe. Scheidman left the game unexpectedly at one point in the first half. He had edged over to the sidelines for a "sleeper". Just as he thought he was set, he was replaced in the lineup by Bruder, and the "sleeper" was off. Shades of the past. Just before the game, one of Clarke Hinkle's practice punts was dropped near the sidelines. Verne Lewellen reached out one hand and speared it. Came a voice from the stands: "Sign him up." Later catches by Don Hutson, Al Rose and Wayland Becker brought down the plaudits of the crowd. The new field house under the stands proved its worth. Plenty of room for the boys between halves, and convenient for the coaches and trainers. Frenchy Yeager passes around cubes of sugar, and Bud Jorgenson hands out oranges. Dave Woodward looks the boys over, as does Dr. W.W. Kelly, who has a personal interest in every man on the squad. Dr. L. Milson also is on hand, and Howard Levitas tosses towels and headgears around. The players really like the arrangement, so do the coaches...CALL 'EM CLOSE: The officiating was above par. Former Packers, Lewellen, Woodin and Cahoon, handled the assignments of referee, umpire and headlinesman. They had orders to call them close, and they did. One decision particularly bothered the Army. It was during the first half when Monnett was back to pass and was cornered by Hutson and Becker. Behind them were Letlow, Gordon and Kiesling, an imposing crew. Monnett threw the ball as he was hit about 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage, and the Army thought it should have been called intentional grounding. The officials ruled otherwise, and the players argued it out between halves, neither side winning. Navy players thought the second quarter was a little long, especially as the Army scored just as the half ended, but Hinkle of the Navy thought the game should have been extended a little at the end. "Come on, Curly," he said, "we're just getting hot." There was no doubt about that. So were those in the stands, in spite of an occasional cool breeze and intermittent raindrops...ENJOY WATCHING LOU: The crowd especially enjoyed Lou Gordon, this year's recruit from Chicago, and waited impatiently for a view of Harry The Horse Mattos. The boys who yelled to see him were not disappointed. Mr. William Tell's arrows couldn't have gone much straighter than Mattos' passes, nor faster. Another crowd favorite was Paul Miller, the halfback whose size belies his ability, as was shown on the last play of the game when he intercepted Mattos' pass near the goal line and ran it back to midfield through some formidable opposition. Comment upon leaving the stadium centered about cutting the squad. There were no dubs. There will be much speculation for the next few weeks, and then every fan will have his own answer. The Madison game should help clear the picture. Coach Lambeau hopes so.


AUG 31 (Green Bay) - Although Coach E.L. Lambeau saw plenty of rough and ragged spots in the performances of his two intra-squad teams at City stadium yesterday afternoon, he didn't attempt to conceal his pleasure at what he believes is a very satisfactory progress by the Green Bay Packers of 1936. Not one of the new men, in fact, turned in a poor performance, and several of them shone brightly in the practice game. Curly named half a dozen or so whom he thought did very well, but every time a new man's name was mentioned, the Packer coach had to nod and admit that each one gave an impressive show. "One thing you may quote me as definitely saying," he remarked, "and that is that Sunday's game was very much worthwhile and that it probably should be retained as an annual part of the Packers' training program. The blocking was ragged, mostly due to the unwillingness of the players to injure or rough up their friends, but you'll see a very different blocking spirit in the league games. We learned a lot from that scrimmage." Red Smith, assistant coach, parked behind the offensive team all afternoon. He carried a notebook and jotted down the plays, the yards they gained, and who made the tackles. This material will be valuable to the squad during the week's practice, when it irons out the rough spots...Conceding that it may be unfair to deal too strongly in personalities in an early season practice game, here are some notes on the new Packers, taken at random and being far from inclusive: Wayland Becker - flashed considerable form, blocked a couple of kicks, snared some passes, looked rough and willing. Bernard Scherer - on the bench, minor injury. Ed Aspatore - surprised the coaches with an unusually fine game in the line, very willing to mix, strong on offense and defense. Lou Gordon - right in the thick of it at tackles, already a big favorite with the crowd, noisy and ready to tangle. Russ Letlow - a real find at guard, fast and capable of pulling out fast for interference. Primo Miller - big and shifty, played both tackle and end, tabbed for considerable 1936 service. Bill Croft - stocky and strong at guard, hard worker and willing mixer. Ray Trampe - a rangy tackle, gave good service when called upon. Nebb Elduayan - showed lots of forms at guard, built close to the ground and uses his weight well. Tony Paulekas - one of the best new men on the field, vicious tackler, strong on pass defense. Cal Clemens - outstanding in the backfield and a hard blocker, also a great boy to have around when the enemy goes into the air. Harry Mattos - figured in about four plays at the end, looking great, passes like a bullet and on a dime, nice signal barker. Paul Miller - speed to give away, shifty, nice on getting down for passes but handicapped by the temporary necessity of wearing gloves. Red Oliver - rode the bench, slight injury.


SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - With nearly all members of the squad attending tonight's All Star-Detroit football game at Soldier field in Chicago, there was no practice today for the Green Bay Packers, who meet the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison at City stadium next Saturday night. About 30 Packers headed for Chicago today, and tonight they'll sit in on the annual classic struggle, in which everyone of them hopes to participate next season. Tomorrow, the players will be back in Green Bay, for Coach E.L. Lambeau has scheduled a lengthy practice session for 2:30 in the afternoon....BUCKETS IS HURT: Except for Buckets Goldenberg, who acquired a chipped bone in his right foot during Sunday's intra-squad game, the Packers have no major casualties, and Lambeau expects that all the rest will be in fine shape for Saturday night's struggle with the Cardinals. The Madison team is expected to provide a stiff test for the Bays. Composed of former University of Wisconsin and other college stars, coached and managed by Patsy Vrostek, one-time Ohio State and professional football player, it returns to the gridiron after an impressive showing last season...BEAT STRONG TEAMS: In 1935, the Cardinals won over the St. Louis Blues, Des Moines, Louisville Panthres, Ashland, Kentucky Armco's and the Bloomington Prospects. They took the measure of the Des Moines team Thanksgiving Day, 7 to 6, after the losers had won the state championship. In the Cardinal lineup will be such popular former Badgers as Jim Nellen, Harry Pike and Jack Ferguson, all of whom made fine records for themselves while at the university. Other veteran Cardinals include Moon Molinaro, Walter Dehms and Clyde Gallup.


SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - Held in Chicago another night because of postponement of the All Star-Detroit Lions football game, the Green Bay Packers will return tomorrow, facing a double dose of practice medicine preparatory to facing the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison under the floodlights at City stadium Saturday evening. The delay in Chicago's gridiron classic was regarded as a tough break by Coach E.L. Lambeau and 


his men, as they needed today's drill to polish up offense and defense for the Madison team. The Packer coach has warned his players against the danger of overconfidence, as the Cardinals possess a strong record and have upset more than one topnotch squad in recent seasons...FIRST UNDER LIGHTS: Saturday's game will be the first home appearance of the Packers under lights, and it will launch a formidable schedule for the Madison players. They have lined up games with Cleveland and Des Moines, and are tentatively booked against the Providence Steam Rollers, Newark Orange club, the Wessington Athletic Club of Doy Wycoff and the Doyle club of Rochester, N.Y. Jim Nellen, star of the University of Wisconsin Badgers last year, has signed up with the Cardinals and will play at his usual guard position when the Madison team kicks off against the Packers Saturday. Nellen, considered by many Badger followers to have been responsible for the stellar work of the university line in its suicide schedule last season, is the kind of player any coach likes to see in his forward wall. His work in the Minnesota and Chicago games while under Coach C.W. Spears was worth the price of admission alone...HARD-RUNNING BACKS: Nellen and his mates in the line will give support to a hard-running collection of backs, including Rubini, Donaldson, Wilson, Schwager, Dosch and Pike, all of Wisconsin; and Evans, Pittsburgh. Rains this week have improved further the excellent City stadium playing field, and the teams will appear upon as fine a turf as either ever has seen.


SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - The Packer ticket office in the Legion building is one of the busiest spots in town these days and the Football corporation's sales force is operating from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m., daily. The usual eleventh hour rush for tickets is underway and E.A. Spachmann is working his crew in shifts in order to speed the business handling. Distribution of season tickets is underway and each mail is carrying many envelopes of the much prized ducats. According to reports at the Packer headquarters, the season ticket sales total has climbed to 950. Since the directors' meeting last Friday night, 77 more season ticket books have ben disposed of. The total sale is now far ahead of the 906 mark of 1935 and the ticket force has every hope of reaching the long sought goal of 1,000...GOOD SEATS LEFT: Any number of choice reservations still are available and ticket books close to the midfield sectors can be purchased. The out-of-town demand continues way above par while the local solicitors continue their daily calls on prospects. Several of the directors are meeting with success over the telephone in mopping up the slow buyers. The board of directors meeting scheduled for Friday night has been postponed until a later date by President L.H. Joannes of the Football corporation. However, any of the directors eager to speed up the final drive are asked to call at the ticket headquarters in the Legion building and Director Spachmann will chart some calls for them. The telephone numbers are Adams 6180 and Adams 6181. Presses started rolling on the Packer program today and the first issue will be ready for distribution at the game here Saturday night, when Coach Lambeau's machine gives battle to the high-powered Madison Cardinals.



SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - Their two-day vacation in Chicago ended, the Green Bay Packers were back to work today, preparing to open their competitive season Saturday night at City stadium against the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison. The Packers returned from the All-Star game displaying plenty of pep and enthusiasm, and Coach E.L. Lambeau expects that the rest will aid them in the final short preparatory period before the game with the Badger squad. Several of the players did not attend the Chicago contest, but spent their time playing golf and lounging around town...STARTS AT 8: Saturday night's game will start at 8 o'clock. It will mark an attempt by a strong outfit of professional youngsters to make a big showing against the state's toughest football team and another key effort by the Packer recruits to sew up positions on the 1936 squad. The Packers were to practice this afternoon at Joannes Park. All of the injuries except that of Buckets Goldenberg, who cracked a shin bone last Sunday, are expected to be cleared away, and Goldenberg may be back in the lineup within 10 days. At present, he is limping around on crutches, his leg in a cast. Jack Ferguson, former teammate of Jim Nellen at the University of Wisconsin, is another member of the 1935 Badger squad who is regarded as a mainstay of the team. Playing behind the sturdy Cardinal line will be Harry Pike, backfield veteran who served under Dr. C.W. Spears at Wisconsin. Pike is a heavy hitter and a fine open field runner, with an exceptional sense of generalship. His past experience is expected to fit in well with Coach Vrostek's strategy...SLICES THROUGH LINE: Jim Donaldson, former Wisconsin ace, is a halfback noted for his ability to slice through the tackles. He learned his football at Eau Claire high school, where he also starred at basketball. Moon Molinaro himself, the team captain, is a big, smashing tackle who starred for three seasons at Wisconsin. He placed on the second All-America team in 1932, is a stone wall on defense and a hard worker when his team has the ball. Saturday's contest will be the last non-league appearance of the Packers, as Sunday, Sept. 13 they launch their NFL season against the redoubtable Cardinals of Chicago, the team which beat them three times last season and which has run up a string of five straight victories over Green Bay.


SEPT 4 (Green Bay) - Aiming to polish up offense and defense for tomorrow night's game against the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison, Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered three practice sessions for the Green Bay Packers today. This morning, the Packers ran through a stiff drill at Joannes park; this afternoon they were to practice on the same field; and tonight at the Beaumont hotel they will gather for a final skull session preparatory to engaging in the practice contest Saturday. Tomorrow's game will mark the Packers' first home contest at night and this fast, coupled with the durability of their opponents, is expected to attract a large crowd to City stadium. This will be the first game included in the season ticket program, and it will be the last competitive appearance of the Packers before they open their NFL season against the Chicago Cardinals a week from Sunday...ONE ON SIDELINES: The Packers will be in good shape for Sunday's engagement. Only Buckets Goldenberg, who is limping around with a chipped bone in his shin, definitely will be on the sidelines, Coach Lambeau plans frequent changes in his battle front to cope with the offensive and defensive talents of the visitors. Moon Molinaro's team comes to Green Bay with an outstanding reputation, acquired against some of the best professional teams in the Midwest. Nearly all of the Cardinals are former University of Wisconsin regulars, braced by several replacements from other schools, and they are primed for an excellent showing against the Packers. The tendency of a strong team to underestimate its early season opposition is being considered seriously by Molinaro as a chance for his team to upset the famous Green Bay team, and there is no question that such a happening would be a serious black eye for the National leaguers...LAST MINUTE RUSH: The annual last minute rush for Packer tickets is underway and the Football corporation headquarters at the Legion building is being manned by a double crew in order to handle the distribution of ducats. The brisk demand for season tickets continues and E.A. Spachmann, who is charge of the sales, is confident that long sought thousand goal will be reached before Saturday night. Orders for tickets from out-of-town customers have increased rapidly this week. These include some season ticket requests and single game applications. There is a big advance demand for the Chicago Cardinal contest on Sept. 13, and early indications point to a 10,000 turnout at the "Gordon-Creighton battle". As in other years, the Chicago Bear game will attract a bumper throng. This contest is booked for Sept. 20. The Boston Redskins' tilt Oct. 18 and the appearance here of the national champion Detroit Lions are getting a brisk play from the football fans. There will be no meeting of the Packers, Inc. board of directors tonight. President L.H. Joannes has sidetracked this session until a later date so that the Packer executives can center their attention right now on climaxing the season ticket sale in a blaze of glory. Next Thursday night at the Beaumont hotel, the Packer corporation will hold the preseason football supper. Members of Coach E.L. Lambeau's team, officials and directors of the Packers, together with ticket sellers and press, will talk it up in a "get together" session.


SEPT 4 (Green Bay) - Leland H. Joannes, president of the Packers, Inc., said today that the public need have no feat as to the safety of the stands at City stadium. "The stands are inspected every year and where repairs are needed, such as replacing cracked boards or railings, they are made before the opening of the Packer season," he said. "The public can rest assured that the bleachers and stands are in first class condition and that the Packer corporation is alert to the need for taking every precaution to insure perfect safety to the crowds that attend our games. We have a crew at the stadium now inspecting every foot of the stands and where a board must be replaced, it will be done before Saturday night's game."



SEPT 5 (Green Bay) - Packers old and Packers new will open their 1936 competitive season tonight, meeting an outside opponent for the first time in the first night professional game ever played at City stadium. The game, bringing the Madison Wisconsin Cardinals here, will start at 8 o'clock. As the squad tapered off practice for the event, words came from E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, that the season ticket goal for 1936 has broken all records in the history of Green Bay football. With the campaign still in progress, and orders pouring in in unprecedented numbers, 1,127 season tickets have been sold. Choice seats still remain, and the total is expected to be boosted even high during the week preceding the all-important battle with the Cardinals of Chicago. It provides the Packer corporation with a satisfactory nest egg as the season opens, and assures banner crowds for every one of the Packer home games...PACKERS ON DISPLAY: Where the crowds are, there the fans go, and the first sizeable crowd of the season is booked for City stadium tonight, when the Green Bay Packers as a unit will be on display for the first time this year. New men battling for positions and veterans aiming to display the extent of their conditioning will join hands in an attempt to cuff Moon Molinaro's invading team - a unit which has achieved considerable gridiron reputation and which is expected 


to provide the Packers with just the test they need. Three former Packer aces will officiate - Verne Lewellen as referee, Whitey Woodin as umpire and Tiny Cahoon as headlinesman. The Packers are in fine condition, and all will be ready to see service except for Buckets Goldenberg, who still is tagged onto a set of crutches following a leg injury last Sunday. Buckets cracked a shin bone in the early stages of the intra-squad battle, and finished the game, not knowing the extent of his injury until an x-ray turned it up the next day...OUT FOR BLOOD: The fiery new backs, who have been imported to speed up the Packer offense, will be out for blood tonight, as upon their showing against Madison will depend the retention of several. Harry Mattos, who made only a brief appearance last Sunday, now is in the pink, and Red Oliver expects to make his debut with the Bays. The other new backs - Cal Clemens and Paul Miller - are set for another impressive performance. They showed up well last Sunday. In the line will be several newcomers, all bidding for places on the team - Wayland Becker and Bernard Scherer at ends, Bill Croft, Nebb Elduayan and Russ Letlow at guards, Ed Aspatore, Lou Gordon, Ralph Miller and Ray Trampe at tackles, and Tony Paulekas at center. The veterans will be ready to go to a man, minus only Goldenberg, guaranteeing the fans their first real taste of spirited competitive action this season.


SEPT 5 (Green Bay) - The Packers tonight face one of those everything-to-lose-and-nothing-to-win propositions, and the chances are that Coach Curly Lambeau is going to be pretty careful how he handles his lineup until he gets a preview of a satisfactory score. Whenever a team ranked lower in the professional football scheme engages a National league squad, the big boys are expected not only to win, but win decisively, and this often proves to be something of a stiff assignment. Professional teams all are likely to be tough, and every so often one of them gets keyed to the point where it does the apparently impossible, and dishes out a licking to a team which, on paper, appears much stronger. Not that this is expected to happen tonight. But the Wisconsin Cardinals of Madison are a team of established reputation, its lineup containing men who are willing to fight for what they want. Unquestionable, they want very much to make a great showing against Green Bay. Their schedule difficulties for the next two or three seasons would evaporate if they could dangle an impressive score in front of prospective opponents and say - "Look what we did to the Packers." But the Packers are hustling, too, and tonight will mark perhaps the last chance for some of the new men to show just what three years of varsity education has given them in the way of gridiron intellect. Although Curly will use his veterans as a club over the head of the invaders whenever needed, you can rest assured you'll see those new men in there much of the time, working hard.



DEC 14 (New York) - Selection of 10 outstanding college football stars as Green Bay's draft quota was made by Coach E.L. Lambeau here Saturday at a meeting of the NFL officials. Although the Packers' high position in the standings - better than any other team - gave Green Bay  last choice as the draft list was considered, Lambeau came out exceptionally well, landing several men of national reputation. Svendsen is brother of big George Svendsen, Packer center, and is the "middle man" combination of three Svendsen brothers, all Minnesota centers. The youngest Svendsen now is a freshman at the Gopher university. Philadelphia had the first choice and chose Sam Francis, Nebraska fullback. The No. 2 selection was Ray (Buzz) Buivid of Marquette, who was taken by the Chicago Cardinals. It is understood, however, that Buivid eventually will wind up in a Chicago Bears uniform, as the Cardinals are said to owe a player to the Bears for George Grosvenor, the flashy halfback. The stellar backfield of Marquette was scattered all over the league, with Buivid going to the Cards along with Art Guepe, Al Guepe being chosen by the Bears and Ward Cuff by the New York Giants. Among outstanding players to be listed on various draft rosters were Sammy Baugh, Southern Methodist, who went to Boston; Steve Toth, Northwestern, to the Bears; Bucky Bryant, Tulane, and Gaynell Tinsley, Louisiana State, to the Cardinals; Ed Widseth, Minnesota, to New York Giants; Larry Kelley, Yale, and Lloyd Cardwell, Nebraska, to Detroit; Ace Parker, Duke; Ed Goddard, Washington; Starcevich, Washington; Reid, Northwestern, and Golemgeske, Wisconsin, all to the Brooklyn Dodgers.


DEC 14 (Green Bay) - A thunderous welcome for Green Bay's professional football Packers, 1936 champions of the National league following their 21 to 6 victory over the Boston Redskins at New York yesterday, will mark the city's reception of the great gridiron squad tonight, when Coach E.L. Lambeau will bring home his triumphant title winners. The Packers will arrive on a Milwaukee Road train at 10:15, and today every possible preparation was being rushed to assure a gala homecoming in keeping with the team's magnificent showing in the foreign gridiron wars. Tonight's celebration will touch off three days of activity on behalf of the Packers, which will be climaxed Wednesday night with a huge Victory banquet at the Columbus club, sponsored by the Lions club, with every Packer fan invited...GET OUT RED FIRE: Before the Packers reach Green Bay tonight, their homecoming train will reflect the lurid light of hundreds of red flares, placed along the railroad track between the city and De Pere. As their coach pulls up alongside the Milwaukee Road freight station, the scene of their reception, the players will be greeted by thousands of cheering fans, and will step into the lights of several batteries of "floods", places at strategic spots so as to provide more than sufficient illumination for the occasion. The Wisconsin Public Service corporation today was busy erecting poles to hold one set of lights; the battery atop fire station No. 1, across Washington street, will be directed onto the Packer car; and the floodlights on the Municipal dock will be wheeled to add further light for the players. The Association of Commerce has taken over preparations for the welcoming. The arrival will be broadcast over WTAQ, Green Bay radio station starting at approximately 10:15. An announcer will interview members of the team concerning Sunday's championship game, and the events will also be broadcast over a public address system for the benefit of the crowd...BAND WILL PLAY: Stirring music appropriate to the occasion will be played by the Green Bay city band, and the D.A.V. Drum Corps will be on hand to stir further welcome for the Packers. The reception, officials point out, won't take place at the passenger station of the Milwaukee Road, but will be held between the freight station and E. Mason street. As the Packers leave their coach, they will walk along the freight platform to the microphones, there to broadcast their appreciation of the homecoming, and their comments upon the season, including Sunday's game at New York. As the players leave the platform, they will be loaded onto the large trailer of the Brown County highway department, and taken to the Beaumont hotel, where the party will split up for more informal greetings and congratulations. For two of the Packers, the program was scheduled to start a few hours early. Mrs. Robert Monnett and Mrs. Adolph Schwammel left at noon today for Milwaukee, and were to board the Packer coach late this afternoon to surprise their husbands...BANQUET TICKETS GONE: A thousand fans, young and old, from in the city and without, stampeded this morning to oversubscribe the big testimonial banquet being sponsored by the Lions club. The ticket sale had been good up to yesterday, but with acquisition of the championship the demand for the reservations became so great that an additional hundred tickets were printed and offered besides the 750 original ones. Eagerness to see the league's champions became so great that scalpers were reported to be getting $2 and more for the $1.50 ticket. Members of the Lions committee warned against scalpers and also warned against the purchasing of fake tickets. The official banquet ticket has the Lions club international insignia embossed on the back and an undertone outline of a football on the face...


EXPECT 950 TO DINE: The actual sale of tickets this afternoon was reported at 863, and with between 75 and 100 guests invited, the attendance at the celebration will be 950 or over, according to Owen B. Smith, general chairman. The only chance of obtaining tickets between now and Wednesday is in case of cancellations, he said. Arrangements of this nature should be made only with authorized agencies, including the East and West side Schweger drug store, the Columbus club office, Bent's and Bertrand's sport shops and the Beaumont hotel. Word of his acceptance to attend the dinner was anticipated later today from Arch Ward, sport editor of the Chicago Tribune. Ward tentatively agreed some time ago to be present if the Packers won the title and promised to extend the team the invitation to represent the professional league in the College All-Star game next September in Chicago.  It was Ward who was instrumental in launching the All-Star game and promoting it into an annual event which draws record crowds...TABLE FOR PLAYERS: The banquet will start about 6:30. After all fans and guests are seated, the squad will march through the crowd to a special table near the stage. Directors of the Football corporation and other guests will have places on a raised platform under the stage and the team will sit on another platform slightly lower but elevated from the floor. The players' wives and friends will have a reserved table immediately in front of the players and the rest of the banquet hall tables will be open to everyone with reservations. The Lions will present each of the players' wives and friends, as well other women guests, with corsages. Mayor John V. Diener will be the first called on by Toastmaster LaVern Dilweg. He will then introduce L.H. Joannes, president of the football corporation, Oliver Kuechle, sportswriter for the Milwaukee Journal; Charles Nevada, sportswriter of the Tribune's Milwaukee bureau; Stony McGlynn, sportswriter of the Milwaukee Sentinel; Lloyd Larsen, sportswriter of the Wisconsin News, and John Walter, sports editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette...PICTURES OF GAME: Coach Lambeau and Richard (Red) Smith, assistant coach, will be asked to make short remarks and Dr. W.W. Kelly, a director, will be introduced and he will present each member of the team. Dinner music will be played by Herman Daumler and his orchestra and there will be community singing of the Packers' Victory song and "On, Wisconsin". Vic Geisel, member of the Lions committee, said today he has learned that movies of the championship game yesterday were taken by Fox Movietone News. He was to be advised this afternoon when the pictures would be developed and could be expected here. The news concern has assured those making arrangements that the movies will be forwarded in plenty of time.


DEC 14 (Green Bay) - The Packer players know today how hard a job it is to scale the dizzy heights. It is like climbing of those high and forbidden peaks in the Himalayas, about as long and wearisome and subject to many of the same dangers. From the moment of the team showed its eyes were fixed on the very top it found the footing rocky, precipices yawning on every side, all sorts of evil elements attempting to throw and trip and plunge it off the now steep path. The more it persisted in its course the more narrow and treacherous became the way. It was constantly subjected to the vagaries of weather from Arctic blasts to deep swamps, and all the uncertainties both of sickness and injuries. As it neared the very top the howling of the winds increased and the clutchings of others are fame became more dangerous and desperate. The Packers simply earned their proud distinction through heavy toil and the constant use of fast thinking and clever planning in their many fierce battles. Long live the champs!


DEC 15 (Green Bay) - For 14 years Bud Jorgensen has packed the trunks and hustled property for the Green Bay Packers. Stepping off the Milwaukee road train last night with the team on its triumphant return from New York he said without reservation: "This is the greatest team I have ever seen." And while the worth of champions is proved in deeds rather than words, the verbal bouquets that accompanied the great welcome at the railroad station are sincere tribute to the team that left no doubt anywhere as to its right to the professional football title. While Jorgensen's statement was one of the strongest, it is pretty well representative of the sentiment that rolled through the huge crowd that cheered the return home. Packer President Leland H. Joannes once more alludes to the great spirit of the squad and stated that in the entire group of 27 he has not seen any friction or disharmony that might have lost games. Dr. W.W. Kelly sums it up with "Didn't I tell you?" and in that way recalls an earlier prediction that the Packers would come through. So it is down the line. Superlatives are the order of conversation, and the wolves are quieted for once. But back of it all is another picture - that of relief and the breaking of tension for the players...TOUGHEST OF ALL: Big Walter Kiesling, the guard who has seen 11 years of professional football in assorted brands, claims that this season had been the toughest of them all. "It seemed to get harder every game," he says. "The tension was increased by the necessity of victory each time." Captain Milt Gantenbein says the same thing. "I like to play football," he remarks, "but it got so it wasn't fun anymore. We are glad it's over. I would just as soon play a few games now and really feel that I could get some kick out of it, win, lose or draw." While Milt talked, the crowd in the Hotel Astor surged toward him. Congratulations came from all sides, and it was difficult to dwell on the hardships of winning a championship. "One thing I do want to get across," he exclaims, "is our appreciation of this welcome. This really tops it off." It was shortly after 9 o'clock, more than an hour before the train was due, that the first of the welcoming crowd picked a spot near the freight platform on which Green Bay's favorite sons were paraded. From that time on they gathered in a steady stream, and when the players climbed aboard Hank Bruder's truck to go down to the Hotel Northland, they followed right along...LINE THE SIDEWALK: At the Northland Packer fans lined the sidewalk, stood jammed in the entrance and lobby, and peered down from the mezzanine as Manager Paul Goeke shook the hand of each individual and wholesale felicitations came from all sides. Leading the players into the hotel was Clarke Hinkle and Mrs. Hinkle, married only 24 hours earlier, as the big fullback stopped only long enough for a change of clothes after the game before saying, "I do." "The greatest day in my life," says Clarke, and as things quite down a little some of the other players also find time to squeeze a word in here and there. "Undoubtedly the greatest offensive football machine in the history of the game," drawls Don Hutson. "Up to this year, I thought that the University of Alabama team of 1934 deserved most of the honors in that respect...but I have never seen anything like this year's Packers." George Henry Sauer affirms that and adds, "If we were stopped along one line of attack, there was always something else we could do. There was no bottling up that offense." Lou Gordon, who once thought he was being "sold down the river" when the Chicago Cardinals released him, enthuses, "We won the championship, didn't we? Of course, we're the best...I have never played with a better team." Tiny Engebretsen takes much razzing from his teammates for getting bumped on the head early in the game, and he shows a slip from a New York doctor which states that there is no indication of a serious head injury. Still he says, "I'm not responsible for anything that happens from now on." Herman Schneidman and Gantenbein were asked how the gang made the train at 11:30 in New York, and they laugh as they answer, "We don't know." Bobby Monnett finds time to bring to mind the work that it took to bring home the championship, and so it goes. All in all there isn't a flaw in the scene. It is a busy night for the police department, but nothing gets out of hand and Patrolman Francis Wigman remarks that it is the greatest welcoming celebration that Green Bay has ever seen. Hutson pauses to recall the keen disappointment of Riley Smith, his former Alabama teammate, who is one of the spark plugs of the Boston attack. After the game Smith admitted Packer greatness and said that it was recognized almost too well by the Boston players. He claimed that they expected to get beat, but they didn't temper the deep feeling that accompanied the loss...CROWD THINS OUT: With the passing of time the crowd thinned out but many stayed up past their usual bedtimes. Jorgensen reappears on the scene at the Hotel Astor and repeats the statement he made at the station. "This is the greatest team I have ever seen," he insists and when he is questioned by one fan who wonders if some of the greats of 1929, 1930 and 1931 will not be offended, he says it can't be helped. Bud has been with them all, and, along with Johnny Blood, who left the train at Pittsburgh, has been a part of the outfit in all the championship years. Somebody in the crowd wants to know about the Butler-Bausch fight. Gantenbein explains it this way: "Bausch blocked the kicker on every kickoff. It was the thing that put Sarausky of the Giants out the week before. Our play was to protect our kicker and Butler blocked out Bausch. That started things, and a few plays later they were swinging." The talk goes on and time begins to mean less and less, but the players aren't the only ones who breathed a sigh of relief when the last whistle was blown Sunday afternoon. Fans throughout the state who have followed the team in its middle west encounters and have been glued to their radios for every other game found their radios for every other game found their spokesman in Mrs. Leland Joannes. "I couldn't stand many more games this year," she says. And smiling back, Milt Gantenbein expresses the same feeling.


DEC 15 (New York) - For the second consecutive year, the Green Bay Packers, newly-crowned champions, led the NFL in passing, final figures for the 1936 campaign revealed today. Led by flashy Arnold Herber, former Regis college star, the air-minded Packers gained a total of 1,629 yards in the atmosphere. The new champions also led in scoring with 248 points...AVERAGE IS HIGHER: The average yards gained by passing by the league as a whole was 995 compared with 939 a year ago. The Packers completed 108 out of 255 attempts in the air for an average of 42 percent; led in points after touchdown with 30 and in field goals with ten. The Detroit Lions, 1935 champions, showed the most powerful running attack to lead the league in ground gaining with 2,885 yards. The average for the league was 1,707. The Lions also made the most first downs, 170, and led in total yardage gained, 3,703...BEST PUNTING MARK: Ralph Kercheval, former Kentucky kicking ace, enabled the Brooklyn Dodgers to win up the season with the best punting average, 45 yards. The league average was 39. The worst fumblers were the New York Giants with 57. The Lions were the best in this respect with only 20 miscues. The Boston Redskins had the best defense against passing. The Philadelphia Eagles were the easiest to score upon, opposing teams registering 206 points. The Chicago Bears held opposition points to 94 for the season.


DEC 15 (New York) - Our nomination for the liveliest human bundle in and out of the sports world today goes to Joe Carr, the little white haired Irishman with the spotlight smile that knocks and boosts have been unsuccessfully trying to wipe off for almost half a century. Joseph Francis Carr is his full name. Since his first promotion as a dreamer of 17 in his home town of Columbus, O., Joe has been a dynamic figure on a sports trail guided with easy money and calloused by hard knocks. He's a super salesman of sport. He's president of the National Professional Football league, which he organized in 1921 and lifted to the status of respect, power and riches by the force of his genius and hustly. He's promotional director of minor league baseball, a near defunct organization of 12 operating leagues when he took over the seemingly hopeless job just four years ago but now a thriving group of 26 leagues with four more coming up '37 and the Irishman well on his way toward his goal of 50 leagues by 1938. He's the recognized "peacemaker" of professional sports organization. "Page Joe Carr' is a byword among sports promoters who find themselves deadlocked and ready to split up over issues of policy. And Joe, armed with his big grin and old fashioned horse sense, never has been known to fail in his role.



DEC 15 (Green Bay) - Ten thousand voices roared a tremendous welcome to the Green Bay Packer football team last night, as the victorious players returned from the 1936 gridiron wars in possession of the world professional championship. Green Bay's packed humanity jammed every available space in the vicinity of the Milwaukee Road freight depot as the homecoming squad's special coach rolled in from the south at 10:20, carrying the triumphant gridiron men through lanes of spitting red fire, to face the thunderous greeting which the city had reserved for its champions...FOURTH CHAMPIONSHIP: As far as the eye could reach from the depot platform, across Washington street, down toward the passenger station, across Adams and around fire station No. 1, the cheering throng waved and delivered vocal congratulations as the Packers were taken from their coach and walked along the platform to express their pleasure briefly into a battery of microphones. Headed by Coach E.L. Lambeau, pilot of his fourth National championship team, the squad was nearly intact, although several faces were missing as the players completed their long journey from New York. Johnny Blood, the vagabond halfback, stopped in Pittsburgh. Ernie Smith and Cal Clemens stopped off at Detroit to drive home a new auto; Frank Butler left the train at Chicago; Buckets Goldenberg and Wayland Becker are in Milwaukee; Tony Paulekas remained with his wife at Washington, Pa.; and Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith, picking up his car in Toledo, is driving home. The rest were in the homecoming party, and the players were tremendously impressed by the magnitude of the city's welcome. Football fans from miles around were present to witness the arrival, cheer the champions, and follow them down Washington street when the reception at the station broke up...PLAN OTHER GAMES: Coach Lambeau took a moment from the occasion to announced that the team probably will appear in several post-season contests, including one at Denver New Years' day, against a combination team of the Detroit Lions and Chicago Cardinals, coached by Potsy Clark. Two January games at Los Angeles and another at San Francisco also are likely, Lambeau added. For the moment the chief item of interest is tomorrow night's Victory banquet at the Columbus community club. The affair is a complete sellout, and the chief worry of the Lions club committee in charge is where to obtain additional tickets. Almost 1,000 will attend the dinner, a record Green Bay banquet crowd. Last night members of the Lions club sponsoring the celebration determined to throw open the balcony to spectators for the movies of the championship game and program at 50 cents each. A crowd of 750 can be accommodated and balcony seat tickets went on sale today at noon in both East and West side Schweger drug stores. Besides the 1936 champions a dozen or more Packers who brought the city its first league championship in 1929 will be present as guests with their wives. Other guests will include members of the Green Bay Football corporation, sports writers and radio announcers. A  telegram today from Arch Ward said: "I'll be there", and assured the sponsors that the invitation will be extended to the Packers for the college All-Star game in Chicago next fall. The affair will be the most elaborate event of its kind ever held in Green Bay, and the committee plans to start serving at 6:30...GREETED AT PLYMOUTH: The Bay players had an information that someone was celebrating their championship when the train stopped at Plymouth, en route from Milwaukee. The Plymouth city band was at the station, accompanied by most of the town's population, and they cheered the national champs in a spontaneous outburst of enthusiasm. As the train neared Green Bay, the lurid glare of red flares along the tracks gave the Packers a promise of a great welcome. Into the city limits rolled the homecoming party, and the engineer let loose a mighty blast of the whistle to signal the train's approach. This was all the nervous crowd needed. As the engine came into sight around the bend to the south of the depot, a great shout rose from the throng, and when the coaches slid into their places beside the long platform the roar was at full strength. Across the street the fire department


sirens were blasting out a scream of welcome, automobile horns were jammed down all along the streets, and the people themselves, standing in the glare of a spotlight batter, added to the intense dim with a steady cheer...DIRECTORS ON TRAIN: Out from the coach came the Packers, headed by Lon Evans, all-America guard, clutching the football which was used in the championship game. He was followed, one by one, by the rest of the team. As the players reached the microphone Lorny Wilkinson, WTAQ announcer, called upon each to express his opinion of the homecoming, the championship, or anything else he cared to. Included in the party were Leland H. Joannes, president of Green Bay Packers, Inc.; Dr. W.W. Kelly, A.B. Turnbull and Gerald Clifford, directors; and George W. Calhoun, secretary. Most of them spoke briefly. "It's great to be champions; I'm glad we're home" was the theme of most talks as the Packers responded to the acclaim of the crowd. All of the speakers were applauded vigorously. A Brown county highway department trailer was to have escorted the Packers to the Beaumont hotel, and arrangements had been made accordingly, but the trailer didn't show up, and the Packer squad broke up at the station, most of the men going to their respective homes or hotels. This disappointed a large group of fans who were waiting at the Beaumont hotel, where the team was to have been taken...ELEVEN AGAINST WORLD: Most of them moved over to the Northland, where several of the players live, and welcomed them there. A temporary bar was set up in the main dining room, and standing room was at a premium. All evening the autograph seekers were on the Packers' trail, and the players spent busy minutes scribbling their names as souvenirs of the occasion. To every last man, the team was proud and happy of its achievement, and of the magnificent reception it received from its home community - by many thousands of inhabitants the smallest city in the National league. To quote Clarke Hinkle: "That size business didn't mean anything on the football field. We were just eleven men against the world."


DEC 15 (Green Bay) - I was impressed before I left for the championship game, as the winner of the Walkers Football Sweepstakes, to write some of my experiences for the Press-Gazette upon my return. I had that in mind while I was having these experiences and feeling that the sportswriters who are so much better qualified than I am, have done a fair and a good job reporting the game I won't say a great deal about the play itself. It was undoubtedly a greater game, and a more thrilling game than any broadcaster could depict in words, however - even one as good as Russ Winnie and as familiar with the teams and plays. Many things about the trip were very thrilling to me but are so personal they probably would not interest others. For example, the customs officials searching passengers baggage at Canadian stops; and the fact that my trip took me over five railroad systems, the Northwestern, Michigan Central, New York Central, out of Boston and down the Hudson River, and the Pennsylvania and the Milwaukee Road on the return trip. Some other experiences I guess might be of general interest. One of the strangest of these was the winning of the big crowd to the Packers. I had never been present before when an antagonistic crowd switched its loyalty during a game and finished up on the team they were opposed to when the game began. When the Packers dashed out onto the field (the great and historic Polo Grounds of baseball fame, and which I also had someday hoped to see) the crowd quite unanimously gave them a round of boos and Bronx cheers to start their day off...SAME CROWD APPLAUDS: By the middle of the third quarter the same crowd was applauding Green Bay and Boston equally. The fourth quarter found that entire crowd pulling for the Packers, yelling itself hoarse for them. Whenever Herber faded back they expected a thrill and the entire crowd stood. Also when Milt Gantenbein's touchdown was called back because of offside, the crowd booed the official more than any Green Bay crowd ever has done. My round trip ticket was good for 30 days stop over in New York. How I would have loved to have used a few more days. But when Coach Lambeau said, "Would you like to ride back with the boys in their car?, the adventure was too great to ever pass up. The Milwaukee Road has Edwin D. Crim assigned to the Packers and the Pennsylvania Road also had a special agent who remained right with the team. They were both thoroughly high class gentlemen. I'll never forget a cab ride we took to the grounds. The driver was a colored fellow. The two rails shoved me into the cab and then got in. The Pennsylvania man said, "This is a Packer player. His team left for the Polo Grounds before he was ready. You've got to get him to the grounds before they get there or it's his job...and yours too! They left 15 minutes ago!"...TAKES FAST RIDE: It's a wonder I could enjoy the game after that ride. The fellow never even slowed down. If a light turned red he swung around a corner and around a block or two. We certainly travel several extra miles. When we arrived at the entrance leading to the clubhouse or whatever it is called the Pennsylvania man said, "Go join your team, kid. This is on the Pennsy." Crim pulled out a bill and said "This is part of the Milwaukee Road service, if you'd like to know." And I left them there deciding who would pay for the ride. But I saw them later and in fact rode back to Chicago with them. We saw neither snow nor ice until we got close to Chicago. The Boston team is the swellest bunch of sports I ever met. Coach Lambeau said I had pegged them right. Turk Edwards was over to the hotel an hour after the game to see if his collision had injured Arnie Herber and seemed tickled to discover it had not. He threw his arms around Arnie when he met him in the lobby apparently uninjured. "Some times those things don't turn out so well," he said. Early Sunday evening the entire Boston team came to the hotel to spend some time with the team that had beat them. They are just plain high class - that's all. My greatest regret is that because I went to the broadcasting booth as prearranged I miss hearing whatever it was that Curly said to the boys between the halves. But he certainly turned on the heat. I wouldn't dare to pick a star performer because the whole team played so that a native Green Bayite quivered with pride and emotion. Milt Gantenbein however played the whole game in the Boston backfield. They simply couldn't get together on who was supposed to be watching him. And big Svendsen was just two Svendsens every minute...and one Svendsen is good enough. The Boston players and the New York fans, however, are not so cautious. Any fan who may have been slow in appreciating Arnie Herber can ask me what the Boston ex-all-Americans think and say about him, I'll tell them...HOTEL IS JAMMED: The hotel was jammed Sunday night so one couldn't even move. All that I heard anyone saying was "Which one is 'Erbeh'" or however they pronounce it there. In fact nearly all of the players some time during the evening was asked to point out "which one was Herber" and they picked it up as a kind of a slogan. All the way home the team had a lot of fun with the question...Bobby Monnett especially. He'd dash in and out of the special car and shout "Pardon me, old fellows. But which one is 'Erbeh'?" He drew a well placed kick for himself eventually. Well, I arrived in New York at 7 and left at 11. And the whole trip was 7 come 11 for me. I witnessed a broadcast in Radio City Music hall. I went to St. Patrick's Cathedral and there was Cardinal Hayes pontificating. In the dining car, I saw across the aisle from Alice Faye, the movie star. I sat on the Packer bench at the world championship game. I heard what the fellows talk about during the game. I saw Arnie Herber knocked balmy for the first time in his football career. I saw Riley Smith miss an important placekick - the first in sixteen tries. I was treated with unbelievable courtesy by everyone. Even at the pass-proof Polo Ground gates I said "I'm from Green Bay. I'm sitting with the team." And the turnstile keeper bent the bar down and said only "Okeydoke!" I spent a night and day with the world champion Packers on their private special car. They may be married men, and college and professional All-Americans. They may be hardened to 8-column headlines. But they were an overjoyed high school team coming home with the bacon that night. I didn't feel like a kid among them because they were all kids that night...everyone of them. I was warned and instructed by Russ Winnie that I could not mention names when I was introduced to the broadcast audience. But my debt was so great I ignored the orders and personally thanked Walker's Cleaners and Tailors for the biggest day of my life. It's breaking some other sort of rule to say names in a news story, too, but I want to repeat that word of thanks. Russ Winnie only said after, "You slipped one over on me, didn't you?" When I "What would you have done?", he smiled and shook hands and went on with the game. And I'd be most ungrateful if I didn't try to publicly thank Curly Lambeau. He was swell. With all that he had on his mind that day he was continually trying to make my trip interesting for me. He just put me on the team for a day, it seemed, and all the fellows accepted me. It was great!


DEC 15 (Green Bay) - Morale! That's what brought the 1936 National football championship to Green Bay. The authority - Earl L. Lambeau, who is "Curly" to thousands of Packer fans, and who again has piloted a fighting band of gridiron warriors to the world title. It was a tired but happy Curly who, the celebration over in the small hours of the morning, rested his head back on one of Karl Hagemeister's easy chairs and paid complete, glowing tribute to the men he has lived with and worked with during the great 1936 season. "Every man was working all the time," he said. "Can you imagine an extended professional football trip during which every man was in bed every night at 11:30, and no player broke training so far as to take a glass of beer?" "We had it. These Packers, the new champions, are as fine a squad of men as ever represented any city. They have been marvelous - not only on the football field, when they came back after a crushing defeat to win the national title, but in their every day relations toward their work, their coaches and the city they represent." The Packers are genuinely proud of Green Bay, although no more so than the hysterical city last night demonstrated that it is proud of the Packers. "Just too bad," shouted Lou Gordon into the microphone earlier in the evening, "that the Cardinals traded me to Green Bay!"  Lou can't get over that jump from a last place to a first place team. "Man, oh man, is it great to be home!" fervently said Bernie Scherer, as he sucked in the night air on the station platform. That from a player who less than four months ago had his first glimpse of Green Bay. Yes, the city has taken the team to its heart. And it should, even if the sentimental side of the championship is disregarded, when the million dollars worth of advertising to Green Bay is considered. The best story of the trip involves Lon Evans and his prize football. He lugged the championship oval all over New York getting autographs, and by barging into the National Broadcasting company headquarters he added such signatures as those of Parkrakarkas, Eddie Cantor, Kate Smith and Walter Winchell. An autograph-a-minute pace did Lonnie follow, until he collared one radio star coming out of the broadcasting room. "What program did you sing on?" demanded Lon. "Give me that football," replied the other, reaching for his fountain pen. And he signed: "J. Edgar Hoover."


DEC 16 (Green Bay) - Football-frenzied Green Bay, in a jubilant mood over acquisition of the 1936 NFL championship, the fourth for the Packers in eight years, tonight will toast what has been termed the greatest team in Packer history at a big public Victory banquet and celebration in the auditorium of the Columbus Community club. The event sponsored by the Green Bay Lions club will attack almost 2,000 adult and youthful Packer fans, it is expected, when the city climaxes an enthusiastic three-day welcome that began when the squad arrived here Monday evening after winning the championship playoff tilt last Sunday against the Boston Redskins at the Polo Grounds at New York...1,000 WILL DINE: Almost 1,000 diners will be seated on the main floor of the auditorium to partake of the banquet and stay for a diversified program which will include the introduction of the Packer players, other sports luminaries, sports editors and football writers from metropolitan newspapers, the Packer coaches, football corporation directors and others connected with the team. Looking on from the balcony will be nearly another thousand spectators who have purchased tickets for a seat that will entitle them to the entire show excepting the dinner. The clamor for tickets to the public demonstration has never been equaled previously and the Lions committee arranging the affair said there are thousands who are disappointed over not being able to attend. Of necessity the ticket sale for the banquet and the balcony had to be limited, members pointed out, although they expressed regret that a larger crowd could not be accommodated...PICTURES ARE RECEIVED: Sound movies of the Packer-Boston game last Sunday, taken by Fox Movietone News and furnished by the company without any cost to the Lions club, arrived here this afternoon from Milwaukee where they came in air express from the Fox studios in New York. While the length of the film was not determined, it was said by Vic Geisel, Orpheum theater manager who arranged for the movies, that they will include numerous important features of the game and the scoring plays. In addition there will be 20 minutes of other Fox Movietone football movies, furnished by the local theater. A preview of these this morning disclosed that they include about 10 Big Ten and other leading college games this fall and besides there are closeups of Fox Movietone's All-America football team selections. Use of the telescopic lens in the photography produced exceptional, clear "shot", the preview revealed and the movies no doubt will be the highlight of the program. The banquet is scheduled to start at 6:30, and the program will get underway around 8 o'clock. For the benefit of those unable to be present a broadcast of the entire program from 8 to 10 o'clock will be heard over both stations WHBY and WTAQ of St. Norbert college. Stations of the Affiliated Broadcasting company will pick up the program and re-broadcast it so that Packer fans throughout the state will be able to hear the major portions of it...DILWEG IS TOASTMASTER: Little in the way of speeches is scheduled. LaVern R. Dilweg, Lions president and former all-America end in college and the professional football world, is to act as toastmaster. The speakers' table and a special one reserved for the team are set on the stage, one elevated above the other. Row on row of long tables for the other diners run the length of the auditorium floor and presented a striking sight this afternoon with flowers and long streamers of green ferns. Every players' wife or friend will be presented with a corsage as will other women guests. Each person at the banquet is to receive a souvenir program which contains a large picture of the football champions that is suitable for framing. A special section has been reserved for sportwriters and for members of the Packers first championship team in 1929, many of whom are coming back for the event. Reservations from a number of cities outside indicates there will be a really representative audience from many sections of the state and even Upper Michigan. Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, is to be present to extend the Packers the invitation to represent the league against the college All-Star team in the annual charity contest at Chicago next fall. Dilweg and Owen B. Smith, general chairman of tonight's celebration, announced this afternoon that the Lions club is not sponsoring the "Victory Ball" tonight at the Hotel Northland, pointing our that it is being given by private interests...EIGHT STOVES BUSY: At the Columbus Community club, a score of workers were engaged throughout the day, preparing for accommodations of the largest banquet crowd in Green Bay's history. Eight additional gas ranges, secured for the event, were installed in rooms back of the stage. Women were busy preparing food for cooking; men were lining up tables and chairs and completing decoration of the auditorium. Plates, cups, saucers and silver, loaned in some instances by other organizations, were being washed, and hundreds of dinner players were being heated in a special contrivance built around a steam radiator. Waitresses were receiving instructions on how to proceed when the crowd arrives. Cooking of the approximately 1,000 steaks was scheduled to begin around 5 o'clock this afternoon, it having been calculated that 80 could be prepared at one time on the ranges available, and that the total number can be prepared of some of the other items on the menu was to be completed earlier.


DEC 16 (Green Bay) - Unstinted praise of Green Bay's success in the NFL draft selections was expressed today by Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, who arrived to attend tonight's Victory Banquet at the Columbus Community club. "Averill Daniell, Pittsburgh tackle, is one  of the greatest men in the country at his position," Ward said, "and you'll remember I spotted Merle Wendt of Ohio State as an ace end early in the season. The Packers are fortunate to have chosen these men in the draft."...BOTH ON LIST: Ward conferred with Bernie Bierman, Minnesota coach, on the Pacific coast recently and reported that Bierman regarded Earl Svendsen and Bud Wilkinson, center and quarterback, respectively, as two of his best men. Both of these men are on the Green Bay list. Ward also had words of praise for De Witt Gibson, Northwestern tackle, and Edward Jankowski, Wisconsin fullback, both prospective Packers. "I never thought, after you were defeated 30 to 3 by the Chicago Bears, that you'd go as far as you did," the Chicago sports editor told Coach E.L. Lambeau. "I saw that game, and while I didn't think the score represented the superiority of the Bears, it didn't seem likely that Green Bay would go through to a title."...WON THE TITLE: "That game won us the championship," said Lambeau. "A licking like that can do something to a team which nothing else can." "Just like Notre Dame," agreed Ward. "Beaten badly by Pittsburgh, it was the most improved team in the country by the end of the season." The Pacific coach sector, Ward reported, is taking rapidly to professional football, and much interest is being shown. The Los Angeles Bulldogs are doing considerable work in building up the game, although their best season, January, is still ahead.


DEC 16 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers can boast of the outstanding individual performer of the season as 


well as the championship of the NFL. Statistics for the 1936 12-game season merely amounted to a formal announcement that forward passing honors were won by Arnold (Flash) Herber of the Packers. He has been "in the bag" for some time. With so much emphasis placed on passes, his feat of completing 77 of 173 forwards for an aggregate gain of 1,239 yards goes down in the record books are one of the most remarkable achievements of the pro game and, perhaps, since the first game of football was played. Herber didn't stop with the end of the regular campaign on December 6. In the playoff game against the Boston Redskins for the title last Sunday he pitched six strikes to receivers for 129 yards, two of them resulting in touchdowns. Ed Matesic of the Pittsburgh Pirates finished second to Herber. He completed 64 of 138 passes for 850 yards; Phil Sarboe, who divided the season with the Chicago Cardinals and the Brooklyn Dodgers, completed 47 of 114 for 680 yards, and Ed Danowski of the New York Giants, 47 of 104 for 515 yards. Dutch Clark of the Detroit Lions threw only 71 passes, but he competed 38 for 467 yards...LEEMANS IN LEAD: Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, the Giants' rugged rookie, wound up his first season in the big league at the head of the list of ground gainers. Tuffy lugged the ball 206 times and gained 830 yards. Only three yards behind was the rough-riding Ace Gutowsky of the Detroit Lions who charged 827 yards in 191 whacks. Dutch Clark, Cliff Battles of the Redskins and George Grosvenor of the Cardinals finished only 16 yards apart. Clark gained 628 in only 123 attempts; Battled 614 in 176,and Grosvenor 612 in 170. Taking it from the other angle Herber was the least effective of the ball carriers. He chalked up a net loss of 32 yards in 20 attempts. Herber's nearest forward passing rival, Matesic, intercepted 16 passes.



DEC 17 (Green Bay) - A ringing tribute to the nation's greatest professional football team, and a rousing response to an invitation given the Green Bay Packers to appear in the 1937 All Star game at Soldier field, Chicago, were given by 1,500 Packer fans. 975 of them diner, at the community's testimonial Victory banquet in the Columbus Community club auditorium last night. The invitation to meet the College All Stars was extended by Arch Ward, Chicago Tribune sports editor, who was one of the evening's principal speakers. The entire program was a succession of ovations, gladly given and received with appreciation by the team. Coach E.L. Lambeau, Packer officials, and by Russ Winnie, Milwaukee radio announcer who got one of the biggest hands of the night. Although the guests were in their chairs for five hours, the program never dragged and was kept moving at top speed by Lavvie Dilweg, toastmaster and member of the Lions club, which sponsored the testimonial. Dilweg never turned in a better job...PACKERS ON DISPLAY: Along the stage, facing the auditorium and in front of Herman Daumler's orchestra, was the speakers' table, and directly below sat the Packers strung out on an extended platform, where everybody could see them. One of the highlights of the program occurred when Dr. W.W. Kelly introduced each player individually, and each received a handsome gold Gruen wrist watch as a gift from the corporation. The team entered to the tune of "Go, You Packers, Go", the official pep song, and grace was said by the Rev. F.X. Exler, O, Praem. Service of the 975 eaters then was conducted, with uniformed Bay Scouts serving as ushers and guides. Dilweg opened the program by reading a series of congratulatory telegrams and in a fine gesture of sportsmanship referred to the 1936 Packers as "the greatest football team that ever played for Green Bay". This from an All-American end who played through three national championship seasons. Mayor John V. Diener complimented the team and coach, saying: "Much credit must go to Lambeau for Green Bay's professional football success. Starting out in a modest way, with a club composed entirely of local products and playing mostly state teams, under his direction and guidance we have seen the club advance to the top of the heap...:"...ONE OF TOUGHEST: "The present season with its schedule has been one of the hardest ever played by any Packer club. Starting out with victory in the opening game, then came the crushing defeat by the Bears. A less hardy club would have failed to rally from this blow, but the Packer team did rally and went on through opposition that got tougher as each game came along, but the club was able to cope with the best sent against it." "We've done it again," Leland H. Joannes, Packer president, told the crowd, referring to Green Bay's achievement in again putting across a national championship. He paid tribute to Lambeau, his staff, the players and fans of Green Bay, Wisconsin and the Upper Michigan peninsula. "National league reports show that Green Bay was the third best drawing team in the circuit," he continued. "New York drew 225,000, the Bears 210,000 and the Packers 165,000. Green Bay's record was second to none." Then came Russ Winnie, to be greeted by prolonged cheers which prevented him from immediately speaking, and obviously pleased him immensely. He extended congratulations to Coaches Lambeau and Richard (Red) Smith, saying "their team played all-America football from start to finish. I'd like to place the entire squad on the all-America pro team."...TELLS OF TOUCHDOWN: Winnie finished with a demonstration broadcast of the Herber to Hutson touchdown play against Boston at the Polo Grounds last Sunday, the effect being so realistic the audience rocked with pleasure. Dilweg introduced several former Packer stars, including Bernard Dilweg, Verne Lewellen, Dave Zuidmulder, Hurdis McCrary, Jug Earpe, Whitey Woodin and Ivan Cahoon. Then came the press, Dilweg introducing successively Oliver Kuechle, Milwaukee Journal's Stoney McGlynn, Milwaukee Sentinel; Howard Purser, Wisconsin News; Russell Lynch, Milwaukee Journal; Charles Nevada, Chicago Tribune; and George W. Calhoun, Green Bay Press-Gazette, secretary of the corporation. Executive committee members introduced were Fred Leicht, Gerald Clifford, H.J. Bero, Leslie Kelly, Dr. W.W. Kelly, Emil Fischer, Frank Jonet and A.B. Turnbull. Assistant Coach Red Smith spoke briefly, saying, "It was a pleasure to work with Curly Lambeau, he's the outstanding football coach in the world."...LOOMIS IS PRESENT: The state of Wisconsin was represented by Orland S. Loomis, attorney general, who spoke for Gov. Phillip F. La Follette. "I've come from Madison, the capital of the state, to Green Bay, Wisconsin's football capital," said Loomis. "I bring greetings from all Wisconsin, which is proud of what you have done. Congratulations from a great state to a great football team!" The crowd was waiting to hear Arch Ward's comments on the All Star situation, and the Chicago newspapermen didn't keep them waiting. "In the Golden Gloves," he said, "we say that a champion isn't a champion until he gets up off the floor and fights back to victory. That applies to the Packers, who were knocked down, climbed back up and fought their way to the world championship."...NEVER FINISHES SENTENCE: Ward referred to Green Bay as part of Chicagoland, called the Packers the "Notre Dame of professional football", and when he started to say "I now invite your team to meet the College All Stars at Soldier field in Chicago next - " the crowd broke loose with a smashing roar of approval which drowned out his sentence. The ovation continued for several moments. Ward then sketched the development of the All Star idea, from the baseball classic of 1933, and called attention to the growth in the popular vote for the college team, which totaled 615,000 the first year, 7,500,000 in 1935 and 11,500,000 in 1936. "I look forward to the most successful All Star game in 


1937," he concluded, "for I believe the Packers are the most representative of professional football. They play the style of game the fans appreciate. I now warn the Packers to be in shape for that game, for they will meet a rugged and determined team." Lambeau, next introduced, promptly accepted the invitation, a turn of  events which caused no surprise in the crowd. "We know the All Stars will be tough," he said. "It's a true that the pros have the advantage of playing together, but the All Stars can put four complete teams on the field, and they scrimmage these teams two and three hours daily for two weeks before the game. The pro club, for fear of injuries, can't do this. Furthermore, we must play under rules adapted for college football, which will mean that the Bays must discard 25 percent of their offense."...WATCHED THEIR HEALTH: Lambeau termed the 1936 team "the finest bunch of fellows who ever played for the Packers. They were the greatest trained team - they watched their food and diet, and were on their toes to keep their health. I'm mighty glad they won, because they deserved it. They are the smartest team we ever had, and now we'll work harder than ever for another championship." Dr. Kelly was given the privilege of introducing the players, and he started by terming Green Bay a "university town", with its "student body", "coeds", "athletic board" and "faculty". "Of course, we openly proselytize and subsidize our players," he admitted. "We slip them a check every Monday morning and try to find them jobs for the rest of the 'academic' year." Up came the Packers, every one of them cheered by the crowd, to receive their gifts and respond briefly. In order there were Captain Milton Gantenbein, the only University of Wisconsin graduate on the squad; Donald Hutson, who gave a fine tribute to Arnold Herber, his battery mate; Bernard Scherer, of Nebraska; Ernie Smith, the great U.S.C. tackle; and Ade Schwammel - "my first championship in 17 years of football." Champ Seibold typified the spirit of the squad when he praised Ernie Smith, whose substitute he was; Lou Gordon drew a round of cheers - "they say I talk a good game of football; well, I talked myself from a last place club to the world championship"; Lon Evans told a couple of witty stories; and Russ Letlow said "I'm very glad to be a part of this team."...DREAM COME TRUE: Then  there was Tiny Engebretsen - "I've been most everywhere and this is the first place I could stick"; Walt Kiesling, for whom the orchestra played "Silver Threads Among The Gold", saying "I started playing football right after the  Chicago fire"; big Frank Butler, Michigan State center; George Svendsen - "I'll be here on the breadlines this winter - After the Bears game an inebriate told me "The music was good but the floor show was lousy' - Green Bay is the swellest place in the world"; Arnold Herber, greeted by a mighty shout - "I'm all keyed up for the All Stars already";  and Cal Clemens - "It's a privilege and honor to play on a Green Bay team. It's a dream come true." Add to these Good Luck Hank Bruder, getting another great hand -"I'm proud to be a citizen of Green Bay"; Herman Schneidman - "Proud I'm a Packer"; Clarke Hinkle, greeted by the Wedding March - "I'm not doing much talking anymore; under new management"; Joe Laws - "Hope to be here as long as Kiesling"; George Henry Sauer - "If we show the right pep, we'll have many more championships"; and then speedy Bob Monnett. Said Buckets Goldenberg: "It sure is great to play for you people. I'll never play for any other team." Paul Miller, so happy he could hardly talk, said "There's nothing in the league as great as the Packers," and Swede Johnston spoke briefly - "Awfully glad to get into the championship game. With a minute and a half to play, Coach Lambeau yelled, 'Swede, warm up a couple of minutes.' But I got in." There was a note of pathos in Dilweg's final announcement. Johnny Blood, the beloved Vagabond Halfback, didn't show up and no one knew where he was. But Dilweg asked for a cheer in Johnny's behalf and the crowd hit the chandeliers. Tony Paulekas and Wayland Becker also were absent. Motion pictures of outstanding football plays, featuring the Packer-Boston contest, ended the program. A Victory parade at the Northland hotel later in the evening.


DEC 17 (Green Bay) - Far horizons are opening before members of the national championship Green Bay Packers as Coach E.L. Lambeau prepares to take his team on an extensive post-season journey. The Packers have been ordered to report Monday noon, Dec. 28, in Denver, where on New Years' day they will meet a combination Detroit-Chicago Cardinal team coached by Potsy Clark. The trip will be made under auspices of the football corporation...BLOOD MISSING MEMBER: All players will make the trip except Johnny Blood, halfback. The Packers have offers for two games on the Pacific coast, one against the Chicago Bears and the other against the Los Angeles Bulldogs, and for a game in New Orleans Feb. 7. There will be another game, either in San Diego or San Francisco,  sometimes during January. This schedule, Lambeau indicated, may be interrupted if the Packers accept a bid to go to Honolulu for a January game.


DEC 17 (Green Bay) - New scenes, strange places and experience which they'll remember all their lives were unfolded to players of the Green Bay Packers last evening as 1,500 fans gave them the greatest testimonial banquet in their memories. While the post-season schedule is still hazy, Coach E.L. Lambeau mentioned such widely separated places as New Orleans, Denver, the Pacific coast cities, Hawaii, as possible scenes of January and February games. Hawaii in the winter - New Orleans at the Mardi Gras - already the Packers are learning their worth of their brand new national championship. And the All Star game! What a cheer went up when Arch Ward started his sentence of invitation - a phrase he didn't have time to finish, because of the crowd's approving roar. And before Spike Spachmann, director of ticket sales, left the hall he had received 175 reservations for All Star game tickets. The Lions club of Green Bay has placed itself in a position of deserving the community's extreme gratitude. Not only was the magnificent tribute daringly conceived, but it was flawlessly executed, and you had only to see those hundreds of upturned faces to realize that five hours of sitting hadn't dimmed the intense interest in Green Bay's epochal event. In any of the bigger cities which are represented by National league football, a championship unit would have been permitted to trail off the train and break up without fanfare. The fans would have approved, but their approval would have stopped short of hysteria. This, however, is Green Bay - three hundred years old, the sporting capital of the state, with a reputation known wherever sports fans gather. The time for three more Packer championship seasons has arrived.


DEC 17 (Green Bay) - Congratulatory telegrams read at last night's Packer testimonial banquet at the Columbus Community club, to the champions and the crowd, came from leaders of the judiciary and public life and included those of Justice Joseph Martin of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Governor Phillip F. LaFollette and Mayor Edward Kelly of Chicago. President Joe Car of the NFL also sent his best wishes as did William Kinsella, Milwaukee, prominent in state Republican affairs and the civic life of the Cream City. The local North Side Business Men's association sent a testimonial of greetings and pledge of support...The inevitable "Herber-to-Hutson" pass was revealed last night for the first time in history and none other than Hutson, the receiving end of the world's greatest forward passing combination, did it. The feat came about when Hutson tossed a big Armour's "Premium" ham to "Little Arnie" which he received from the Chicago packing firm for having scored in the Packer-Bear game. "I won't be going home tonight," said Don, "so I'll just toss this to 'Little Arnie'." The gesture touched the crowd and the modest looking gentleman with the pleasing southern drawl was given a hearty ovation for the manifestation. Clarke Hinkle, Tiny Engebretsen, George Sauer and Ernie Smith were also given hams, Smith getting two for having two placements after touchdowns...A beautiful floral piece of chrysanthemums shaped like a football but immense in size, was presented to the 1936 World Champions by Myron S. Locke, local investment brokerage firm operator, who is a rabid Packer fans. The decoration graced the stage immediately in front of the squad's table. A total of 386 golden mums were used to make it...A large and beautifully decorated cake which adorned the Packers table was donated by the Bohemian Baking company. Its flat top simulated a gridiron and miniature players were on the field...Scores of people overheard in conversation were loud in their praise of the celebration. For this bouquets should go to the Green Bay Lions club in general and in particular to the banquet committee which included Owen B. Smith, general chairman; LaVern Dilweg, toastmaster; Bernard E. Darling, V.G. Geisel, E.A. Bode, John Reinhart, C.L. Atkinson, A.D. Murphy, William Servotte, William Lane, J.D. Moffatt and R.R. Seibert...Serving 950 people, the biggest banquet crowd in the city's history, was no small task and orchids should go, too, to the Columbus club, the grill management and the 72 extra waitresses who served, for having accomplished a splendid job. It took a good-sized Texas longhorn steer to furnish the 600 pounds of tenderloins which were required to feed the crowd with steaks besides the other items on the menu. Seven additional gas stoves were pressed into service in the grill's kitchens..The applause meter recorded Arnie Herber as tops with the audience. Among other players who "rang the bell" more than others were Johnny Blood - there in spirit but not in the flesh - Gantenbein, Sauer, Hinkle and Russ Winnie. All the others, however, were given tremendous ovations when they took their bows before the microphone.


DEC 17 (New York) - Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers was the NFL's outstanding pass receiver of the 1936 season. Hutson caught 34 passes for a total of 526 yards gained, good for an average of slightly more than 15 yards per catch. His nearest rival, Bill Smith of the Chicago Cardinals, speared 20 passes for 414 yards and an average a little more than 20 yards. Average honors, however, went to the veteran bare-headed Bill Hewitt of the Chicago Bears. Bill caught 15 passes and gained 358 yards, fractionally under 24 yards a pass. John Sisk of the Bears caught only one pass, but it was good for 39 yards. On the other hand, Karpowich of the Pittsburgh Pirates caught one pass that resulted in a six-yard loss.


DEC 17 (Washington) - Transfer to Washington of the franchise of the Boston Redskins of the NFL was announced last night by George Preston Marshall, majority stockholder. Marshall said arrangements had been made to lease Griffith stadium, home of Clark Griffith's American league baseball club, for the 1937 football season.



DEC 18 (New York) - The best eleven players from the fastest football league in the country were named today on the United Press all-professional team. Four of them were from the champion Green Bay Packers, three from the Boston Redskins, and two each from the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. The balance of power in the professional league this season swung heavily to the West - that section placing 16 players on the first two teams. Earl (Dutch) Clark, dynamic Detroit quarterback, was picked as the foremost player in professional ranks. Besides being the smartest quarterback, Clark starred as a ball carrier, passer, dropkicker and defense man. He was the third leading ground gainer in the league, clicking off 628 yards in 123 attempts. He completed 38 out of 71 passes for 467 yards, and dropkicked four field goals. Other places in the first string backfield went to Cliff Battles, the Redskins' hard-running halfback; Clark Hinkle, Green Bay's smashing back, and Bronko Nagurski, the Chicago Bears' battering ram. Battles won recognition as the league's best running back, although his yardage total was not quite as impressive as that compiled by Tuffy Leemans, New York Giants' freshman star, but overshadowed Leemans the day the Redskins beat the Giants for the Eastern title. Hinkle and Nagurski both played fullback during the season, but the Green Bay star was moved to halfback. Hinkle's defensive work behind the line and his magnificent kicking were two of the big factors in Green Bay's drive to the title. Nagurski, out most of last year with injuries, won back his title of the "hardest man in football to stop" in 1936. He ripped off 529 yards in 122 plunges. Three Green Bay players,

Milt Gantenbein at end, Ernie Smith at guard, and Lon Evans at guard, were awarded places on the first team line. Somewhat submerged in the ballyhoo for his teammate, Don Hutson, the uncanny pass catcher, Gantenbein seldom made the headlines, but he nevertheless was the league's best all-around end. Although acting as a decoy for Hutson most of the time, Gantenbein managed to catch 15 passes for 221 yards. Ernie Smith, the bald headed tackle, and Evans, the hard hitting guard, made the Green Bay line a championship unit. Turk Edwards, Boston's 260-pound forward, was awarded the other tackle berth. Despite his size Edwards was a terror at smashing plays behind the line. Emerson, Detroit's charging forward, was paired with Evans at the guard posts. Pete Bausch, Boston, broke the grip of Mel Hein, New York Giants veteran, on the center job. When Bausch was matched with Hein in Redskin-Giant games, he more than held his own. Bill Hewitt, Chicago Bears veteran, won the other end berth. Hewitt was outstanding on defense, and caught 15 passes on 358 yards, averaging more per pass than the highly-touted Hutson.


DEC 18 (New York) - Earl (Dutch) Clark, who was picked from an obscure Colorado college team for the quarterback post on the 1928 all-America eleven, was the leading scorer in the NFL this year. The Dextrous Dutchman of the Detroit Lions scored 73 points during the twelve-game campaign, giving him an 11-point margin over his nearest rival, Jack Manders of the Chicago Bears, with 62. Others who finished in the first five were Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers, 54; Cliff Battles, Boston Redskins, and Bill Hewitt, Chicago Bears, 42 each. Stripping scoring down to its three classifications - touchdowns, points after touchdowns and field goals - league statistics reveal Hutson led with nine touchdowns; Clark with 19 points after touchdowns, and Manders and Armand Niccolai of the Pittsburgh Pirates with seven field goals each. Three players tied for runner-up honors in touchdowns, Clark, Battles and Hewitt, with seven each; Manders and big Ernie Smith of the Packers kicked 17 points after touchdown each while Ralph Kercheval of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Paul Engebretsen of the Packers kicked five field goals each to tie for second place.


DEC 18 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau announced at 2 o'clock this afternoon that the Green Bay Packers game in Denver New Years' day definitely is set. Green Bay will play a combination team of the Detroit Lions and Chicago Cardinals. Pacific coast games have not been contacted definitely, but Lambeau expects the Packers to play the Los Angeles Bulldogs Jan. 17 and the Chicago Bears Jan. 24.



DEC 19 (Green Bay) - Four members of the Green Bay Packer football squad, national professional champions, were placed on the first all-America team of the National league, it was announced today. Scoring 43 votes, Donald Hutson, best pass receiver in the league, was placed at left end; Lon Evans won a first team position at left guard; Ernie Smith was selected at right tackle; and Clarke Hinkle landed at fullback on the mythical team. Hutson scored as many votes as any other player in the National league, although Dutch Clark, Detroit quarterback, and Cliff Battles, Boston halfback, also got 43 votes apiece...GETS WIDE MARGIN: Evans led the guard candidates by a wide margin polling 31 points, but Smith and Hinkle had closer margins over strong rivals. Turk Edwards, Boston giant, won the highest number of votes at tackle, with 40, while Smith and Stydahar of the Chicago Bears tied for second with 21. Because of his superlative kicking ability, Smith was given the nod over Stydahar. Hinkle tied for the first string fullback position with Bronko Nagurski of the Bears, each getting 26 votes. Hinkle, however, received 10 additional votes for halfback, and these gave him a clear edge over the Bronk, who landed on the second team. Other first team members and their votes were Mel Hein, New York center, 38; Bill Hewitt, Bears end, 41; and Tuffy Leemans, New York halfback, 23. The most votes for a second team player went to Ernie Caddel of Detroit, who had 22 points for halfback, barely losing out to Leemans. Gantenbein wound up at left end with 14 votes, and Herber's 13 votes gave him a second team halfback berth...LEAGUE'S TOP SCORER: Clark was the leading scorer of the league, getting 73 points for the season, and was the third best ground gainer with 528 yards. Hutson's great strength in the balloting reflected his terrific offensive power. He scored more touchdowns than any other player in the league, getting nine, all of them on passes. He made 34 catches for 536 yards, both new league records, and ranked third in scoring. In addition he was one of the most improved defensive players of the season, and when the Packers had the ball, he was such a threat that he literally handed out the jitters to opposing teams. Evans was the most consistent guard of the season. Possessing a fiery playing temperament, a great football head and a world of gridiron ability, he was in the thick of the championship fight all season...TRIUMPH FOR HINKLE: Hinkle's selection was a triumph for the Bucknell battering ram, 


and marked the first time that he has been named on the first all-pro team. He definitely shattered the Nagurski myth, which was that the Big Nag, because of his reputation, necessarily must be placed on the all-America. Hinkle played his greatest game since joining Green Bay. He was a furious ball carrier, vicious blocker, ace punter, good passer, and a one-man show on defense. Ernie Smith, former U.S.C. great, played whirlwind football throughout the season. He blocked several punts which led to Green Bay touchdowns and was a constant nuisance to opposing forwards. A slow starter in 1935, Smith opened with a rush this year and never relaxed until the season ended.


DEC 19 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers was to leave this afternoon for the Pacific coast, where he will witness practice sessions of the East and West grid stars. Most of the Packers have gone home for Christmas, but the squad will reassemble in Denver Monday noon, Dec. 28, and New Year's day will battle a combination Detroit-Chicago Cardinal team coached by Potsy Clark. Although definite plans have not been completed for the coast appearances, Lambeau expects the Packers to play the Los Angeles Bulldogs at Gilmore stadium Jan. 17, and the Chicago Bears at Los Angeles coliseum Jan. 24.



DEC 22 (Green Bay) - The 1936 scoring rush of the Green Bay Packers, which carried the team to the National league championship, made drastic changes in the Packers' all-time scoring list, the annual tabulation just completed reveals. Two more players, Clarke Hinkle and Don Hutson, have joined Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood and Curly Lambeau in the select group of Packers who have scored more than 100 points in their Green Bay careers. Although Lewellen and Blood were not disturbed in their respective positions of first and second, Hinkle moved ahead of Lambeau into third place, and Hutson, coming within six points of his coach's record, now holds fifth. All along the line the Packers moved ahead, but despite the terrific scoring totals of the season, the all-time list shows one fact clearly - it will be many seasons, probably, before anyone threatens Lewellen's supremacy. The veteran Lew, Packer team member from 1924 to 1932, inclusive,  counted 50 touchdowns and one extra point for a total of 301...BLOOD IS NEXT: His closest rival is Blood, who added 19 points to his record this season and stands second on the big list. Johnny, in the years from 1929 to 1936, scored 37 touchdowns and two extra points for 224 markers. Hinkle pushed ahead of Lambeau this season by having his greatest scoring year as a Packer, getting five touchdowns and one extra point. Clark now has scored 15 touchdowns, kicked eight extra point and booted seven field goal for 119 points. Lambeau remains in fourth place, with 12 touchdowns, 19 extra points and six field goals for 109 points. Hutson, who scored more touchdowns this season than any other player in the National league, attained a 1936 point total of 60, and climbed past the 100 mark into fifth place. The pass snatching wingman, in only two seasons with Green Bay, scored 17 touchdowns and one extra point for a total of 103, with his professional career scarcely started. Of all members on the squad all present, he probably has the best chance of overtaking Lewellen, although he would need four or five more good seasons to do it...BRUDER IS SIXTH: Hank Bruder, dependable blocking quarterback and one of the most valuable men on the team, didn't score in 1936 because he didn't get many chances, and he now is in sixth place with 88 points. Two points behind him are Lavvie Dilweg of the 1927-34 era, and Bob Monnett, who scored nine points during the 1936 season. The next Packer on the active list is Ernie Smith, who is plugging away at Red Dunn's extra point record, with good chances to set a new Packer mark. Dunn kicked 46 extra points from 1927 to 1931, and Smith has booted 30 in two seasons, in addition to five field goals. Ernie's total of 45 places him in 18th place on the all-time list. George Sauer made three touchdowns last season and ranks in a tie for 19th place with Carl Lidberg of the 1926-30 era, each having 42 points. Joe Laws also was good for three touchdowns in 1936, which elevated him to a tie with Marty Norton (1925) for 21st position...ADDS EIGHT POINTS: Next among the active players comes Ade Schwammel, who added eight points to his record during the last season, and has a total of 25 points. Milt Gantenbein scored his third and fourth touchdowns in 1936. Tiny Engebretsen, who did little scoring previous to 1936, broke out during the recent season for 18 points on three extra points and five field goals. He has an all-time total of 19. The highest ranking scorer of the 1936 freshmen is Paul Miller, who made three touchdowns for 18 points. Swede Johnston, Wayland Becker, Bernard Scherer and Herman Schneidman all scored their Green Bay touchdowns, and Cal Clemens kicked one extra point.


DEC 23 (New York) - The NFL enjoyed the greatest season in its history during 1936 with the Green Bay Packers taking the championship and possession of the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, supplanting the Detroit Lions as titleholders. The Packers, after a lapse of four seasons, regained the top rank in pro football by defeating the Boston Redskins, Eastern winner, in the playoff for the Ed Thorp Memorial, contested in New York. The victory of Boston in the Eastern race marked the end of New York's three-year reign as king of that section...ATTENDANCE IS HIGHER: President Joe F. Carr reported that attendance throughout the season showed the largest increase of any year in the 14 of the pro grid circuit's existence. There was a 20 percent increase according to the league president. There were no important changes in the pro playing code and the major differences between the National league rules and those of intercollegiate football were continued. These major differences provide for forward passing from any point behind the line of scrimmage, put the goal posts on the goal line, permit running with a recovered fumble by the defensive team and also provides that out of bounds balls be returned 15 yards from the sidelines...TIGHT TITLE RACES: The title races in both divisions were tight affairs right down to the last week with the Eastern crown not being decided until the final day when Boston beat New York. Green Bay clinched its crown with a victory over Detroit, defending champion, only a week before the season ended. The Lions and Giants after winning sectional honors in 1935 both were third in their divisions in 1936. Pittsburgh, after leading the Eastern parade for a good part of the campaign, was runnerup to Boston while the Chicago Bears, who kept pace with Green Bay most of the grind, faltered in the closing weeks. Injuries early in the season robbed the preseason favorites, the Chicago Cardinals, of any title hopes. Individual performances also showed a marked improvement over the previous season. Tuffy Leemans of New York took ground gaining honors with 830 yards, 300 better than the 1935






mark. Arnold Herber of Green Bay set a new record, completing 77 passes for 1,239 yards, and Don Hutson of Green Bay caught 36 passes for a new mark. Dutch Clark of Detroit surpassed his own 1935 scoring total of 18 points with a total of 73 points.


DEC 24 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Rams professional football team will enter the NFL in 1937, Frank Strock, club secretary, said today. The Rams were in the American league during the 1936 season. Strock said a National league franchise will be given at the next regular meeting Feb. 6. The franchise will cost $10,000 and in addition a $25,000 deposit must be posted to guarantee all scheduled appearances.


DEC 28 (Green Bay) - Two reasons the Green Bay Packers won the 1936 NFL championship and led the league in passing are Donald Hutson and Johnny Blood, the pro game's most spectacular pass receivers. The Packers, with Arnold Herber as their No. 1 tosser of the pigskin, gained a total of 1,629 yards via the aerial route. The new champions led the league in scoring with 248 points, many of Herber's passes being good for touchdowns. Of their 255 attempts in the air the Packers completed 108. or 42 percent of their tries. During the regular playing season, Blood, who has been playing pro football for 13 years, snared seven passes - two for touchdowns. In the championship game with the Boston Redskins, the Packer star pulled down a 52-yarder to put the ball in position for the score that broke the back of the Boston eleven. Hutson, a member of the Packer team for only two years, caught 34 passes during the season to set a league record, beating the old mark of Tod Goodwin of the New York Giants by eight aerials. The Herber-Hutson combination, up to the title contest, gained more than 600 yards for nine touchdowns. And in the championship game, Hutson caught five more tosses. Within three minutes of the opening gun, he snagged a 42-yarder for the Packers' first score.



DEC 29 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Board of Education approved unanimously an agreement with the Green Bay Packers, Inc., under which the corporation, owner of the Packer professional football team, turns over to the board $7,000 to cover the cost of materials for the erection of new stands and other improvements at City stadium. With this money available for materials, the improvements can be made at no cost to the city, since labor can be secured through WPA under a $35,000 project previously authorized for improvement of school grounds and buildings. The agreement provides specifically that the improvements made a result of it, as well as all improvements previously made or to be made in the future, shall become the absolute property of the city of Green Bay, with title vesting in the board of education. A check for $7,000, signed by the corporation's treasurer, Frank J. Jonet, was submitted with the agreement, drawn as the result of several conferences between corporation officials and representatives of the board. Plans already drawn indicate the improvements contemplated will provide approximately 5,000 additional seats at the stadium, and will cover the costs of repairs to certain of the present seating sections...USE FIELD SUNDAYS: In the event the cost of the work involves expenditures of more than $7,000, the corporation agrees to pay such additional sum as may be necessary for the additional cost of materials; and should the cost be less than $7,000 it is agreed that the balance remaining may be used by the board for maintenance of the stadium. On its part, the board agrees that the Green Bay Packers, Inc., are granted the exclusive use of the stadium on Sunday afternoon or such other times as they may desire to stage football contests, not conflicting with football contests of the high schools, this agreement to be binding during the period of existence of the Packers, and while they maintain a professional football team in Green Bay. It further agrees that the corporation shall have the exclusive use of the Packer dressing rooms installed on the grounds, and paid for by the Packer corporation, and that no use shall be made of them except with the consent of the corporation; that the City stadium shall not be used by other parties than the Packers and the high schools in staging football contests from Sept. 1 until Dec. 1 each year; and that every effort shall be made to preserve the playing field in good condition during the football season...AID IN MAINTENANCE: Members of the board were unanimous in the view that the terms of the agreement were most liberal. Councilman Alex Biemeret expressed the view that the one factor enabling the Packers to remain in the NFL is the fact that they are not required to pay a big rental for use of a stadium. Although it was not made part of the agreement, Dr. A.O. Olmstead, board president, said the Packers have agreed to contribute each year as they have in the past toward the expense of maintaining the field in good playing condition.



DEC 31 (Denver) - The Green Bay Packers, champions of the NFL, will meet the Brooklyn Dodgers of the same circuit here tomorrow afternoon before what is expected to be the largest crowd ever to witness a pro game in Denver. "The Packers are out to win Friday's game as eagerly as they were the championship contest with Boston," Coach E.L. Lambeau said today, "and the team is ready to go out at top speed, although the players realize that the Dodgers are a tough bunch and are out to beat them." The Packers completed their third day of practice at Denver university stadium yesterday, working under a bright sun. Although the weather is cold, officials hope that it will remain fair, so the professional teams will have a dry field for Friday...EXPECT 15,000 CROWD: Lou Mahony, university athletic manager, predicted there would be at least 15,000 fans in attendance if the skies are clear. The Dodgers arrived here yesterday morning, and also worked out. They have 18 players, compared with the Packer squad of 26. Lambeau admitted that he is hoping for a dry turf, saying "Snow would hamper our passing attack. It will be a better game for folks to watch if the field is dry." Lambeau said that the 1936 Packers are the best championship team Green Bay ever has had. He called a meeting at the Hotel Shirley-Savoy last night, to work out the defense and go over plays. Commenting on the game with the Chicago Bears in Los Angeles Jan. 24, he said: "They're a tough bunch, but as long as we're going well, we don't care who our opponents are."...HANDICAP FOR BAYS: The star Packer batter of Arnold Herber and Donald Hutson is coming in for much comment. Appearing with a pickup team against the Detroit Lions here last year, they didn't complete a single pass, but both say the story will be different this time. Hutson termed Herber "the best passer I ever saw". Clark Hinkle, rugged fullback, caught the eye of observers at practice sessions, booting 70-yard punts, tossing and catching long passes. There were surprisingly large turnouts of spectators at these drills. Lou Gordon, immense Green Bay tackle, said: "I get more kick out of playing the game now than I did while at Illinois." Gordon said the Dodgers are getting "tougher as they go along."


DEC 31 (Green Bay) - Walker's Cleaner and Tailors will sponsor a telegraphic broadcast of tomorrow's Packer-Brooklyn game at Denver, starting at 4 o'clock, Green Bay time. The broadcast will go on directly following the Marquette-Texas Christian game.

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AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (1936) - Boston Shamrocks, Brooklyn Tigers, Cleveland Rams, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Americans, Syracuse Braves (moved to Rochester during season)


GREEN BAY 10, Chicago Cards 7       PHILADELPHIA 10, New York 7

PITTSBURGH 10, Boston 0


Pittsburgh     1  0 0 1.000  10   0 GREEN BAY      1  0 0 1.000  10   7

Philadelphia   1  0 0 1.000  10   7 Detroit        0  0 0  .000   0   0

Brooklyn       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Bears      0  0 0  .000   0   0

New York       0  1 0  .000   7  10 Chi Cards      0  1 0  .000   7  10

Boston         0  1 0  .000   0  10


Boston 26, PHILADELPHIA 3           Chicago Bears 30, GREEN BAY 3

A-Boston 14, SYRACUSE 3


Pittsburgh     1  0 0 1.000  10   0 Chi Bears      1  0 0 1.000  30   3

Boston         1  1 0  .500  26  13 GREEN BAY      1  1 0  .500  13  37

Philadelphia   1  1 0  .500  13  33 Detroit        0  0 0  .000   0   0

Brooklyn       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Cards      0  1 0  .000   7  10

New York       0  1 0  .000   7  10


Boston         1  0 0 1.000  14   3 New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0

Pittsburgh     0  0 0  .000   0   0 Brooklyn       0  0 0  .000   0   0

Cleveland      0  0 0  .000   0   0 Syracuse       0  1 0  .000   3  14


Pittsburgh 10, BROOKLYN 6


Boston 14, BROOKLYN 3               Chicago Bears 17, PHILADELPHIA 0

PITTSBURGH 10, New York 7           A-NY YANKEES 13, Syracuse 6


DETROIT 39, Chi Cards 0


Pittsburgh     3  0 0 1.000  30  13 Chi Bears      2  0 0 1.000  47   3

Boston         2  1 0  .667  40  16 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  39   0

Philadelphia   1  2 0  .333  13  50 GREEN BAY      1  1 0  .500  13  37

Brooklyn       0  2 0  .000   9  24 Chi Cards      0  2 0  .000   7  49

New York       0  2 0  .000  14  20


Boston         1  0 0 1.000  14   3 Pittsburgh     0  0 0  .000   0   0

New York       1  0 0 1.000  13   6 Brooklyn       0  0 0  .000   0   0

Cleveland      0  0 0  .000   0   0 Syracuse       0  2 0  .000   9  27


A-BOSTON 7, NY Yankees 0


Chicago Bears 27, PITTSBURGH 9      BROOKLYN 18, Philadelphia 0

New York 7, BOSTON 0                Green Bay 24, Chi Cards 0 at Milwaukee

A-Pittsburgh 27, SYRACUSE 16


Pittsburgh     3  1 0  .750  39  40 Chi Bears      3  0 0 1.000  74  12

Boston         2  2 0  .500  40  23 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  39   0

Brooklyn       1  2 0  .333  27  24 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  .667  37  37

New York       1  2 0  .333  21  20 Chi Cards      0  3 0  .000   7  73

Philadelphia   1  3 0  .250  13  68


Boston         2  0 0 1.000  21   3 Cleveland      0  0 0  .000   0   0

Pittsburgh     1  0 0 1.000  27  16 Brooklyn       0  0 0  .000   0   0

NY Yankees     1  1 0  .500  13  13 Syracuse       0  3 0  .000  25  54


A-BOSTON 16, Pittsburgh 7


NEW YORK 10, Brooklyn 10 (T)        CHICAGO BEARS 7, Chicago Cards 3

Detroit 23, PHILADELPHIA 0          GREEN BAY 31, Boston 2

A-CLEVELAND 26, Syracuse 0          A-BOSTON 10, Brooklyn 6

A-NY Yankees at Pittsburgh (Ppd, rain)


Pittsburgh     3  1 0  .750  39  40 Chi Bears      4  0 0 1.000  81  15

Boston         2  3 0  .400  42  54 Detroit        2  0 0 1.000  62   0

Brooklyn       1  2 1  .333  37  34 GREEN BAY      3  1 0  .750  68  39

New York       1  2 1  .333  31  30 Chi Cards      0  4 0  .000  10  80

Philadelphia   1  4 0  .200  13  91


Boston         4  0 0 1.000  47  16 Pittsburgh     1  1 0  .500  34  32

Cleveland      1  0 0 1.000  26   0 Brooklyn       0  1 0  .000   6  10

NY Yankees     1  1 0  .500  13  13 Syracuse       0  4 0  .000  25  80


Detroit 14, BROOKLYN 7              PITTSBURGH 17, Philadelphia 0

A-NY YANKEES 17, Brooklyn 6


BOSTON 17, Philadelphia 7           CHICAGO BEARS 26, Pittsburgh 7

GREEN BAY 20, Detroit 18            NEW YORK 14, Chicago Cards 6

A-New York 13, SYRACUSE 0           A-Boston 9, CLEVELAND 0 (T)

A-PITTSBURGH 17, Brooklyn 13


Pittsburgh     4  2 0  .667  63  66 Chi Bears      5  0 0 1.000 107  22

Boston         3  3 0  .500  59  61 GREEN BAY      4  1 0  .800  88  57

New York       2  2 1  .500  46  36 Detroit        3  1 0  .750  94  27

Brooklyn       1  3 1  .250  44  48 Chi Cards      0  5 0  .000  16  95

Philadelphia   1  6 0  .143  20 125


Boston         5  0 0 1.000  56  16 Cleveland      1  1 0  .500  26   9

NY Yankees     3  1 0  .750  43  19 Brooklyn       0  3 0  .000  25  44

Pittsburgh     2  1 0  .667  51  45 Syracuse       0  5 0  .000  25  93


A-NY Yankees 7, PITTSBURGH 6


BROOKLYN 9, Chicago Cards 0         CHICAGO BEARS 12, Detroit 10

NEW YORK 21, Philadelphia 17        Green Bay 42, Pittsburgh 10 at Mil

A-Syracuse 16, BOSTON 7             A-CLEVELAND 27, NY Yankees 0


New York       3  2 1  .600  67  53 Chi Bears      6  0 0 1.000 119  32

Pittsburgh     4  3 0  .571  73 108 GREEN BAY      5  1 0  .833 130  67

Boston         3  3 0  .500  59  61 Detroit        3  2 0  .600 104  39

Brooklyn       2  3 1  .400  53  48 Chi Cards      0  6 0  .000  16 104

Philadelphia   1  7 0  .125  37 146


Boston         5  1 0  .833  63  32 Pittsburgh     2  2 0  .500  57  52

Cleveland      2  1 0  .667  53   9 Syracuse       1  5 0  .167  41 100

NY Yankees     4  2 0  .667  50  52 Brooklyn       0  3 0  .000  25  44

NOTE: AFL Syracuse Braves move to Rochester (October 25)


NEW YORK 21, Brooklyn 0             Washington 10, PHILADELPHIA 7

Chicago Cards 13, PITTSBURGH 7      GREEN BAY 35, Cleveland 7

CHICAGO BEARS 28, Detroit 20        A-BOSTON 27, Pittsburgh 7

A-Los Angeles 17, CINCINNATI 7      A-ROCHESTER 24, New York 0


New York       4  1 0  .800  71  27 Chi Bears      5  0 0 1.000  85  31

Washington     4  2 0  .667  82  72 Detroit        4  2 0  .667 107  64

Brooklyn       2  4 0  .333  29  97 GREEN BAY      4  2 0  .667 139  64

Pittsburgh     2  5 0  .286  85  85 Chi Cards      4  3 1  .571  87 100

Philadelphia   1  6 1  .143  58 114 Cleveland      1  6 0  .143  47 136


Los Angeles    5  0 0 1.000  99  22 Cincinnati     1  2 1  .333  59  51

Rochester      3  2 0  .600  56  50 New York       0  2 1  .000  23  68

Boston         2  2 0  .500  43  27 Pittsburgh     0  3 0  .000   7  69

NOTE: AFL Pittsburgh Americans folded (October 27)


1936 American Football League Broadside

Don't let the name fool you--this is not the same AFL that merged with the NFL in 1970. The League from which this amazing artifact was spawned disbanded almost seven decades ago after just two seasons of activity, with only the Cleveland Rams living on to eventually find its way into the modern NFL with a home in St. Louis. The rest of the teams, including the Rams' opponents that day, the Syracuse Braves, quickly disappeared into obscurity. (Source: Heritage Auctions)


Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia 0 at Johnstown, PA


Chicago Bears 25, NEW YORK 7        CHICAGO CARDS 13, Philadelphia 0

DETROIT 28, Pittsburgh 3            Green Bay 7, BOSTON 3

A-PITTSBURGH 14, Boston 6           A-CLEVELAND 15, Brooklyn 14