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
1936 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (1-0)
5 G-WISCONSIN CARDINALS W 62- 0 1- 0-0 2,000
1936 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS
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
1936 POST-SEASON RESULTS (1-0)
13 N-Boston Redskins (7-5-0) W 21- 6 29,545
G - at Green Bay M - at Milwaukee N-at New York
1936 IN REVIEW
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 then 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.
ARNIE HERBER: WHAT WENT WRONG
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 aIternating 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.
NAME NO POS HGT WGT COLLEGE YR PR A G HOW ACQUIRED
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)
NAME NO POS HGT WGT COLLEGE YR PR A G HOW ACQUIRED
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
1936 PACKERS DRAFT
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
PACKERS ASSEMBLE FOR PACIFIC COAST GAMES
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."
BUTLER LOSE TO GREEN BAY
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.
TED KEY TO APPEAR IN PACKER CONTEST
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.
MCLAGLEN'S SQUAD FACES PACKERS IN SAN DIEGO BATTLE
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 some 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.
EX-PACKER IS ASKING MONEY
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.
CALIFORNIA LIKES ITS PRO FOOTBALL
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.
STYDAHAR TO SIGN WITH BEARS' TEAM
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORT
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 pas 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.
RUMOR MICHALSKE LAFAYETTE COACH
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.
JOANNES, LAMBEAU TO ATTEND MEET
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.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE WINTER SESSION LAUNCHED
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 Gians, 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.
PACKERS' 1936 SCHEDULE IS SET
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.
LAMBEAU SEES GREAT SEASON
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
GROVE TRADED TO BROOKLYN
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.
LOS ANGELES WILL ENTER PRO LEAGUE
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.
LETLOW SIGNS WITH PACKERS
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.
PACKERS ARE LEAVING TOWN
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.
SAUER RETURNS TO WORK IN GREEN BAY
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
NEVERS, MICHALSKE ON COLLEGE CAMPUS
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.
MICHALSKE SIGNED AS ASSISTANT TO NEVERS
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.
PAULEKAS TO JOIN PACKERS
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.
DON HUTSON OF PACKERS IS KNOXVILLE BALL CANDIDATE
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.
WAYLAND BECKER SIGNS CONTRACT WITH GREEN BAY
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
PID PURDY OWNER OF LINCOLN CLUB
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.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE ORGANIZES
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.
CAL HUBBARD WILL UMPIRE TOMORROW
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.
MCKENZIE, UTAH'S GRIDIRON LEADER, TO JOIN PACKERS
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
ORAN PAPE IS WOUND VICTIM
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.
PAUL MILLER, SPEEDY BACK, SIGNS GREEN BAY CONTRACT
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.
MIKE MICHALSKE BACK IN CITY FOR SUMMER MONTHS
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.
PACKER OFFICIALS ATTEND GATHERING
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
UTAH LINEMAN JOINS PACKERS
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.
BUTLER, SVENDSEN WILL PLAY AGAIN WITH PACKER TEAM
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.
RED SLEIGHT WILL COACH AT LEHIGH
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.
PACKERS SIGN FIRST HALFBACK
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.
VETERAN GUARDS SIGN CONTRACT WITH GREEN BAY
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.
GOLDENBERG SEEKS PAY FOR HIS TEETH
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.
GRID CORPORATION TO MEET JULY 16
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.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE COMPLETES ORGANIZATION
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.
HERMAN SCHNEIDMAN WILL PLAY WITH PACKERS AGAIN
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.
PACKER MEETING SET FOR THURSDAY
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.
PACKERS START TRAINING SEASON HERE ON AUG. 17
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 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.
RED SMITH IS COACHING AIDE
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
SIGN BRUDER FOR SIXTH SEASON IN PACKER BACKFIELD
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.
SAUER IS BACK FOR 1936 TEAM
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.
JOE LAWS SIGNED FOR THIRD SEASON WITH BAY ELEVEN
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.
ORGANIZE PRO GRID LEAGUE
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.
MONNETT WILL BE BACK AGAIN
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 home town 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.
RALPH "PRIMO" MILLER IS SIGNED ON PACKER SQUAD
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
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: Packerville.blogspot.com
Curly Lambeau with Lon Evans (23) and Henry Mattos (51)
APRIL 1ST GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE
ROSE SIGNS ON PACKER SQUAD
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
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 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."
KIESLING SIGNS WITH PACKERS
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.
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.
CLARKE HINKLE IS SLATED TO APPEAR AGAIN WITH BAYS
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.
TWO HEAVY CALIFORNIA BACKS JOIN GREEN BAY
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
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.
HERBER AGAIN IS SIGNED TO APPEAR WITH PACKER TEAM
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.
GANTENBEIN WILL REJOIN PACKERS FOR 1936 SEASON
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.
ANNOUNCE '36 TICKET RATES
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
DON HUTSON'S SIGNED CONTRACT IS RECEIVED
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.
BAYS TO GET GIANT TACKLE
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.
GOLDENBERG IS SIGNED AGAIN
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.
TAR SCHWAMMEL AGAIN TO JOIN PACKER TEAM
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.
OPEN SCHEDULE HERE SEPT. 13
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
ERNIE SMITH IS LATEST PACKER TO SIGN AGAIN
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.
LAUNCH TICKET DRIVE FRIDAY
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.
GET CONTRACT OF JOHNSTON
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.
FRED MCKENZIE, BIG UTAH TACKLE, LOST TO PACKERS
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.
PACKERS GET TWO LINEMEN
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.
LAUNCH PACKER TICKET SALES DRIVE
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.
PRACTICE TO OPEN MONDAY
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.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
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.
AMERICAN LEAGUE POINTS TO SEASON
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.
PACKERS TO FACE BADGER CARDINALS HERE ON SEPT. 5
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.
START SEASON TICKET SALES DRIVE
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.