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The 1937 Green Bay Packers - 7-4 (T-2ND)

Head Coach: Curly Lambeau

1937 WEST COAST TOUR (4-0-1)


1  Brooklyn Dodgers at Denver            W 21-13               6,000

10 Salinas Icebergs at San Francisco     W 42- 7               2,500

17 at Los Angeles Bulldogs               W 49- 0              12,000

24 Chicago Bears at Los Angeles          T 20-20              10,000

31 Chicago Bears at Los Angeles          W 17-14              12,000



1  College All-Stars (at Chicago)        L  0- 6    0- 1-0    84,560



12 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-0-0)           L  7-14    0- 1-0    10,000

19 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L  2-14    0- 2-0    16,658


3  G-DETROIT LIONS (2-0-0)               W 26- 6    1- 2-0    17,553

10 M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (3-1-1)           W 34-13    2- 2-0    16,181

17 at Cleveland Rams (1-4-0)             W 35-10    3- 2-0    12,100

24 G-CLEVELAND RAMS (1-5-0)              W 35- 7    4- 2-0     8,600

31 at Detroit Lions (4-2-0)              W 14-13    5- 2-0    21,311


7  at Chicago Bears (5-0-1)              W 24-14    6- 2-0    44,977

14 M-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-7-1)         W 37- 7    7- 2-0    13,340

21 at New York Giants (5-2-1)            L  0-10    7- 3-0    38,965

28 at Washington Redskins (6-3-0)        L  6-14    7- 4-0    30,000

G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee


Green Bay's quest for a second straight Championship never quite got off the ground as the Packers lost their first two games at home to their two rivals from Chicago - the Cardinals and Bears. The Packers would win their next seven games, but, with another division title out of reach, Green Bay dropped their final two to finish with a 7-4 record.


There have been many unsung heroes in Packer history. Bob Monnett, a speedy runner signed out of Michigan State in 1933, may have been the epitome of just such a player in the 1930s. A model of endurance, Monnett caught passes, ran and passed with the football, as well as kicked extra points and field goals. In his rookie year, he scored 34 points, on three rushing plays, returned a punt for another, and kicked ten extra points, and tossed 3 touchdown passes. In 1936, he completed 20-of-52 passes, including 4 TD. Ironically, his 2.9 yards per carry is the worst for any NFL player who has carried the ball more than 500 times, but he was an effective weapon throwing the ball, hitting for 28 touchdown passes, while only throwing 26 interceptions. In 1938, Monnett appeared ready to take over the quarterbacking duties for Green Bay. In a game in October versus Cleveland, he tossed three touchdown passes, and the press reports indicated he was solidifying his hold on the position. The next week, it all came to an end. Monnett tore up his knee against the Bears after throwing two more touchdown passes. He would never play again, and Cecil Isbell took over as the quarterback of the Packers.


Herb Banet       21   B 6- 2 200     Manchester  1  1  23   

Wayland Becker   32   E 6- 0 205      Marquette  2  4  26 10 FA-Brooklyn (1935)

Hank Bruder      18   B 6- 0 200   Northwestern  7  7  29 10

Averell Daniell  23   T 6- 3 210     Pittsburgh  1  1  22  6 1937 Draft-2nd (19)

Tiny Engebretsen 34   G 6- 1 240   Northwestern  4  6  27 10 FA-Brooklyn (1934)

Lon Evans        39   G 6- 2 230            TCU  5  5  25 11

Milt Gantenbein  22   E 6- 0 200      Wisconsin  7  7  27 11

B. Goldenberg    44 G-B 5-10 220      Wisconsin  5  5  25  8

Lou Gordon       47   T 6- 5 230       Illinois  2  8  31 10 FA-Chi Cards (1935)

Arnie Herber  19/38   B 5-11 195          Regis  8  8  27  9

Clarke Hinkle    30  FB 5-11 205       Bucknell  6  6  28 11

Don Hutson       14   E 6- 1 180        Alabama  3  3  24 11

Ed Jankowski     25   B 5-10 205      Wisconsin  1  1  24 11 1937 Draft-1st (9)

Swede Johnston   15   B 5-10 195      Marquette  5  6  27  2 FA-St. Louis (1934)

Joe Laws         24   B 5- 9 185           Iowa  4  4  26 11

Bill Lee         40   T 6- 3 225        Alabama  1  3  25  4 FA-Brooklyn (1937)

Darrell Lester   29   C 6- 3 220            TCU  1  1  23  8 1936 Draft-5th (43)

Russ Letlow      46   G 6- 0 210  San Francisco  2  2  23 11 1936 Draft-1st (7)

Mike Michalske   36   G 6- 0 210     Penn State  8 10  34  6 FA-NY Yanks (1929)

Paul Miller       3   B 5-10 180   S. Dakota St  2  2  24 10

Bob Monnett       5   B 5- 9 180    Michigan St  7  7  27 10

Ray Peterson     33   B 6- 0 190  San Francisco  1  1  24  2

George Sauer     17   B 6- 2 208       Nebraska  3  3  26  3

Zud Schammel     37 G-T 6- 2 235           Iowa  1  1  27 11


Bernie Scherer   11   E 6- 1 190       Nebraska  2  2  24 11 1936 Draft-3rd (25)

Herm Schneidman   4   B 5-10 200           Iowa  3  3  23 11

Champ Seibold    41   T 6- 4 235      Wisconsin  4  4  24 10

Ed Smith         28   B 6- 2 205       New York  1  2  24    FA-Boston (1937)

Ernie Smith      45   T 6- 2 222            USC  3  3  27 11

Lyle Sturgeon    26   T 6- 3 250   N. Dakota St  1  1  22  8

Earl Svendsen     7   C 6- 1 195      Minnesota  1  1  22 11 1937 Draft-4th (39)

George Svendsen  43   C 6- 4 230      Minnesota  3  3  24 11

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



1     9 Ed Jankowski         B Wisconsin

2    19 Averill Daniell      T Pittsburgh

3    29 Bud Wilkinson        B Minnesota

4    39 Earl Svendsen        C Minnesota

5    49 Gibson DeWitt        T Northwestern

6    59 Merle Wendt          E Ohio State

7    69 Marv Baldwin         G Texas Christian  

8    79 Les Champman         T Tulsa

9    89 Gordon Dahlgren      G Michigan State 

10   99 Dave Gavin           T Holy Cross

BOLD - Played for the Packers

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FEB 3 (Pittsburgh) - Johnny Blood, star of the Green Bay Packers, professional football team, will get first chance to coach the Pirate pros, succeeding Joe Bach, President Art Rooney indicated today. Bach has accepted a three-year contract as the head coach at Niagara University, Niagara Falls, N.Y. The only hitch in signing Blood to replace Bach is that Johnny already has an application on file with the NFL to place a team in Minneapolis. If this franchise is granted, Blood will coach there. Two years ago when Blood was a member of the Pirates, he was told by Rooney that if Bach did not align himself with the Pirates, Blood would get the post. When Bach signed here, Blood went to Green Bay.


FEB 5 (Madison) - Copies of Senator John E. Cashman's senate resolution which was congratulating the successful performance during the last season, duly signed and certified, have been mailed to officers of the corporation and members of the team, according to Lawrence Larsen, senate chief clerk. The documents were mailed to Leland H. Joannes of the Packer corporation, which has sent a representative to Madison to express its appreciation to Senator Cashman for his action. Cashman introduced and obtained passage of the congratulatory resolution in the senate after the assembly had turned down a similar proposal as "too trivial".


FEB 8 (Syracuse) - Syracuse university athletic officials announced Saturday that Charles (Bud) Wilkinson, a quarterback on last fall's Minnesota football team, had been named to the staff of Ossie Solem, newly appointed Syracuse football coach. Wilkinson, one of the best quarterbacks of the 1936 collegiate football season, had been drawn in the NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.


FEB 11 (Chicago) - The NFL will open its annual meeting in Chicago tomorrow, with admission of a tenth team and the building of the 1937 schedule as the main items of business. Boston, from which George Marshall removed his Redskins to Washington, is expected to make a strong bid to get back into the league. The operators of the Boston franchise in the American pro league are after the spot, but are expected to encounter 


determined opposition from the Cleveland Rams, also a member of the wobbly American circuit last fall. Bids from Buffalo, N.Y. and Los Angeles will also be heard...LEAVE FOR CHICAGO: Dr. W.W. Kelly and Attorney Gerald F. Clifford leave tonight for Chicago to attend the NFL meeting. Due to the absence of L.H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., who is en route to Florida for a vacation, Dr. Kelly will represent the Packer organization at the business sessions of the football loop, and Clifford, who also is a member of the Green Bay directorate, will participate in the discussions. Several matters important to Green Bay are on the calendar of the executive committee, which is scheduled to meet shortly after the opening session at noon, Friday. Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers is flying from Hollywood, Calif., and will arrive in Chicago tonight. The Packer pilot will center his attention mainly on the schedule and has every hope of arranging an attractive outline of games for this fall. Lambeau also has a couple of player deals pending which may come to a head at the Chicago meeting.


FEB 12 (Chicago) - Nine club owners of the NFL put their heads together today to vote a membership for one other city - probably Cleveland. Applications of Buffalo, Boston and Minneapolis also were at hand but Cleveland was said to be "in" for several reasons. Chief among them was "enough financial backing to carry the Rams over the hump if trouble starts." "We will have definite word today on the proposed tenth club in the league," said George Halas, coach and owner of the Chicago Bears. "Just which one will be picked is a long way from being settled. All four applications will be considered from every angle." Cleveland, however, appeared to be the logical choice. Buffalo has not had pro football for years. Boston failed to support its own Redskins, champions of the Eastern division last season and forced their removal to Washington, while Minneapolis lagged near the bottom in a minor league in the northwest. The National league needs one more Western division club. Green Bay, Detroit, the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cardinals made up the Western division and New York, Washington, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Brooklyn make it an unbalanced league in the Eastern division. The Cleveland Rams were members of the American Pro league last season. Despite the poor showing of Minneapolis and St. Paul teams in their semi-pro league last fall, Halas and other early arrivals appeared highly interested in a bid from the Twin cities. Drawing power of Minnesota football has increased every year since 1933, when the university team first showed championship tendencies by holding a supposedly invincible Michigan team to a scoreless tie. Virtually all Gopher games were sold out this year. No rule changes were expected, Halas said, although several player transfers may be announced. Art Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, showed up early - on the prowl for a new coach to replace Joe Bach, resigned. Rooney was said to be after Johnny Blood, veteran of the Green Bay Packers, or Carl Brumbaugh of the Bears.


FEB 13 (Chicago) - The NFL, enlarged to 10 teams with the addition of Cleveland, is going to keep right on playing the rules which have helped it win a place in the nation's sports sun. Owners and coaches of the circuit, which next season will have Cleveland as a tenth club, swung into the final, minor details of their annual meeting today, agreed that the 1936 campaign was one of the finest ever enjoyed. President Joe F. Carr, reelected yesterday, said the league's financial condition "is better than ever before". The owners and coaches, accordingly, decided against any rule changes, the consensus being that customers should be given a chance to accustom themselves with the pro game's wide-open style of play...EXPECT STRONG CLUB: Cleveland, which operated in the American league last season, is expected to put a strong club on the field. The team will play in the Western division and is expected to sign several college stars. Cleveland's bid for the franchise was presented by Homer Marshman, president of the club which President Carr said is backed by Cleveland's "financial bluebook". An anticipated bid from Los Angeles failed to materialize and petitions from Boston, Minneapolis and Buffalo were tabled. An 11-game schedule will be played instead of one of 12. This action was taken to close the season a week earlier with the hope of better weather for the playoff tilt between sectional titleholders. Each team in each section will play each other team in its section, with every team playing three intersectional battles...OPEN AGAINST CARDS: The schedule of the Green Bay Packers, in contrast to those of recent seasons, contains no three-game series with any club. Green Bay opens Sunday, Sept. 12, against the Chicago Cardinals at City stadium and follows this contest with home appearances against the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions Sept. 19 and Oct. 3, respectively. The first out of town game will be played at Milwaukee Oct. 10 with the Cardinals as opposition, and Oct. 17 the Packers will travel to Cleveland to meet the Rams, newest member of the league. A return game with Cleveland will be played at City stadium Oct. 24, the last home contest. The Packers will play at Detroit Oct. 31 and will meet the Bears at Wrigley field, Nov. 7. The following Sunday, Nov. 14, Green Bay will play the Philadelphia Eagles at Milwaukee. The Packers will finish their season by meeting the New York Giants at New York Nov. 21 and the new Washington club at Washington Nov. 28...PLAYOFF DEC. 5: The playoff game for the championship will be staged Dec. 5. The Packers were presented the Ed Thorp Memorial trophy for winning the league championship. All officers were reelected. They are Carr, president and secretary; Carl Storck, Dayton, O., vice president and treasurer, and the following members of the league's finance committee: Carr, chairman; George S. Halas, Chicago; Bert Bell, Philadelphia; L.H. Joannes, Green Bay, and John V. Mara, New York. Cleveland is no newcomer to National league warfare. The city was first admitted to the league in 1923 and in 1924 won the championship with a record of seven victories, one defeat and one tie. Cleveland remained in the league through the 1925 campaign, but dropped out the next year. It returned in 1927 for one season, but again faded out of the picture. Another start was made in 1931, but after winning two games and losing eight, the franchise was again relinquished.


FEB 20 (Hollywood) - With their football picture completed, the Green Bay Packers left here at noon today for their homes. The Packers have been on the coast since Jan. 4. They played four games, two of which were against the Chicago Bears, and after completing their season, started making a "short" for MGM studios. This film is said to be a splendid one, with an especial appeal for fans who like the technical side of football. The picture required two weeks to make and every Packer player that made the coast trip is in it. Some of the players will do direct to their homes, while Coach E.L. Lambeau, his wife and a number of "hometowners" will come direct to Green Bay, arriving here next week.



FEB 21 (Pittsburgh) - John Blood McNally, known in the football world as Johnny Blood, is the new coach of the Pirate NFL team, President Art Rooney announced yesterday. Blood's acceptance of the offer to succeed Joe Bach came in a terse wire from Detroit yesterday afternoon. "Your offer accepted. Will write you tonight" is the message which clinched the job. Rooney was enthusiastic over Blood's acceptance as he favored the former Green Bay star, who played here in 1934, over all other candidates. Blood will be the fourth Pirate coach since their entry into the league in 1933. Jap Douds, first followed by Luby Di Molio in 1934. Bach held the reins in 1935-36. Blood is on the top side of 30 and has played 11 seasons of professional football. In addition to the year he spent with the Pirates he played two years with Duluth in the old American Football League, one with Pottsville and seven with Green Bay in the National circuit. He was an All-League halfback for the Packers in 1931, teamed up with Red Grange of the Chicago Bears. Blood is famed as a wanderer. He began his travels as a student at Notre Dame, where he was known under his real name of John McNally, a promising football player from Minnesota. When the late Knute Rockne asked him to make the shift from halfback to a tackle post the youth balked. That was in 1924. Suspended with another student, for too hilarious observance of a certain March day dear to the Irish, McNally and the youth joined up with a semi-pro baseball team. Both had ideas then about retaining their amateur status so they assumed new names to cloud their real identities. Recalling the title of a popular movie picture of that era, they became Blood and Sand...USES IRISH SYSTEM: The summer before he reported to the Pirates, Blood boarded a freight ship in New York and worked his way to the Philippine Islands. On the way back to the States he dropped off in Honolulu long enough to arrange a football game for barnstorming all-star players. Blood will continue coaching the Pirates in the Notre Dame system, a system in which Bach initiated them two years ago. The Notre Dame system is thoroughly familiar to him, as he gained his early knowledge in it at South Bend and absorbed it in greater detail in seven years with Green Bay, coached by Curly Lambeau, Notre Dame disciple. He was Lambeau's assistant the past two seasons.


FEB 22 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood, the colorful vagabond halfback of the Packers, will coach the 


Pittsburgh Pirates in the NFL next season. President Art Rooney of the Pirates announced Blood had accepted terms and would succeed Joe Bach, who resigned recently to become head coach at Niagara university...GREAT PASS RECEIVER: Blood, a veteran performer with the Packer football club, was one of the greatest pass receivers in the professional circuit. He joined the Green Bay team in 1929 and, except for one season, when he was loaned to Pittsburgh, played with the Packers since that time. He went to Green Bay from New York. Blood called signals from a halfback position for the Packers last season and figured prominently in the team's march to a fourth National league title...Johnny Blood, one of the most popular as well as one of the greatest players on the Packer all-time roster, has starred during four Green Bay pro grid championships. He joined the Packers in 1929, the first year of the championship era, and played with the team when it repeated its National league title in 1930 and 1931. He was back with the Packers the past season, when they won their fourth national crown. In 1934 Johnny went to the Pittsburgh club which he now is to coach as a player. He played under his own name, McNally, but was injured early in the season and did not see much service that year. He came back to Green Bay in 1935 and again in 1926...COULDN'T BE REACHED: Johnny couldn't be reached for a statement today. He left on a trip in northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan last Friday, it was said, and has not yet returned to this city, his headquarters during the off-season when he travels for a milling company. Johnny ranks second on the Packer all-time scoring list, having made 224 points during his career with the old Big Bay Blues. These include 37 touchdowns and two points after touchdown. Johnny trailed only Verne Lewellen, who posted 301 points during his Packer career.


MAR 1 (Salt Lake City) - Carl Mulleneaux, 210-pound end of the Utah Aggies, a varsity veteran of three years, today signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced. Lambeau stopped here en route to Green Bay to contact Mulleneaux. The newest Packers, first man to sign for the 1937 season, is a brother of Lee Mulleneaux of Pittsburgh and is a native of Phoenix, Ariz. His nickname is "Moose"...IDEAL PRO TYPE: The Utah wingman stands six feet three inches high and was a star in the East-West game at San Francisco Jan. 1. Lambeau regards him as an ideal type for professional football. Mulleneaux is an extremely aggressive type, is fast despite his bulk and is an excellent pass receiver. He is regarded as one of the greatest defensive ends west of the Mississippi River.


MAR 4 (Green Bay) - Back from the football wars in California is Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, to express enthusiasm with the post-season program in which his team engaged. The California trip, preceded by a New Year's day game at Denver, was an important sideline on the NFL season of 1936, which brought Green Bay its fourth national championship. Lambeau used it as a training ground for the 1937 campaign, and he believes the maneuver was successful. "It served as our spring practice," he said. "We tried out our men, tested new players and found out where we'll need replacements for next season." And where will you need replacements? Curly isn't saying, yet. There'll be the usual quota of candidates when the team assembled Aug. 15 to practice for the Chicago College All Star game. Some of them will be permanent additions to the squad - some of the older players may be dropped. It all depends. "We must improve," continued the Packer leader. "We must get better, despite our championship. The Detroit Lions were a better club in 1936 then they were in 1935, but they didn't repeat for the title. There's a tougher job ahead for the Packers - tougher even than the one we faced last fall. A few of the players made mistakes during the California trip, but that's the time to make them - not during the league season. We learned how to iron out our errors." The Packers were determined to beat the Salinas Packers and Los Angeles Bulldogs, Lambeau added, because they knew that a defeat would give the western team a chance to claim an unofficial world title. The Packer coach praised the California playing of Clarke Hinkle - "he was marvelous, every minute" - of Bernard Scherer, Lou Gordon, Bob Monnett. Herman Schneidman will be shifted to his former position as blocking back. "This Carl Mulleneaux of Utah Aggies, our new end, looks like a natural," Curly continued. "Big and strong, like a cat on his feet. He said we had a great boy in this Peterson, the San Francisco blocking back we signed last fall. Mulleneaux said he regarded him a better football player than Sam Francis of Nebraska, who'll go to the Bears."...The movie short of the Packers, completed last month, will not be released until August, in preparation for the 1937 football season. There is a possibility that a feature motion picture based on the origin and development of the Packers may be filmed, partly in Hollywood and partly in Green Bay. This hasn't passed the rumor stage, though. Most of the Packers who are permanent residents of Green Bay now have returned to their homes. George Sauer is visiting with Don Hutson in Alabama; Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Hinkle are at Toronto, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. George Svendsen at Rock Rapids, Iowa; Milt Gantenbein at La Crosse; Paul Miller is in South Dakota. All these Packers will be in Green Bay before the end of the month. The Packers aren't allowed to assemble as a team before Aug. 15, the date the All Stars start practice in Chicago.


APR 1 (Green Bay) - A 22-year-old football tackle weighing 265 pounds, with three years of varsity experience on a strong college squad, today was added to the roster of the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced. He is Lyle Sturgeon of North Dakota State, a star with the West team in the San Francisco Shrine game, who Lambeau regards as an outstanding professional football prospect. In addition to packing 265 pounds of beef, Sturgeon still is growing, as he is only 22 years old. The new Packer tackle, who plays either side of the line, stands 6 feet 3 inches in height and lives at Moorhead, Minn. He is married...ONE OF BEST: "Sturgeon was one of the outstanding linemen on the western squad at San Francisco New Years' day," Lambeau said in commenting upon his latest recruit. "He probably will be the largest man in football. He isn't fat; just big, and a gratifying point is that he not only has size but has excellent body coordination to go with it." Three years at a varsity tackle berth lie behind Sturgeon, and during his last two seasons North Dakota State has had the best teams in its gridiron history. Sturgeon played for two seasons against Paul Miller, speedy Packer halfback who attended South Dakota State...TRY FIELD GOALS: During a practice session before the East-West game, Coaches Hollingberry and Loecy had Sam Francis, Ray Peterson and Ed Codard trying field goals from the 35-yard line. These men seemed to be having trouble putting the ball between the uprights. Sturgeon walked up and asked if he could try one. Permission granted, he booted the first kick squarely between the posts with 25 yards extra punch behind it. The rest of the players gave up and Sturgeon was selected by the coaches to do the placekicking for the game. Sturgeon is the third Packer to sign his 1937 contract. The others are Ray Peterson, San Francisco back, and Carl (Moose) Mulleneuax, Utah Aggies end.


APR 8 (Madison) - Resolutions expressing appreciation of Marquette university's 1936 football record and the fact that the Green Bay Packers won the professional league championship were adopted by the assembly last night. The senate approved the congratulatory messages early in the session. They were sponsored by Senator James L. Callan (D), Milwaukee.


APR 14 (South Bend, IN) - Robert Jones, former Indiana university star and now coach at Central high school, has turned down an offer to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers next fall, he said today. Jones played with the Packers in 1934.



APR 23 (Green Bay) - Fred McKenzie, powerful University of Utah tackle, who signed with the Green Bay Packers last season and was prevented from reporting by an injury, will make his first attempt at professional football next season, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. McKenzie, rated one of the best linemen ever produced by the Rocky Mountain conference, was hailed as an outstanding Packer prospect last spring, when he signed with Green Bay. While working in his father's foundry at Salt Lake City, toughening himself for the approaching season, he received painful burns accidentally, and was sent to a hospital to recuperate...POSTPONED FOR YEAR: It was announced at the time that his pro football debut necessarily would have to be postponed for a year. Now he is back, in the prime of health and strength, and is very anxious to win a regular berth with the national champions. Coach Lambeau believes he can do it. McKenzie weighs 210 pounds, is five feet 11 inches high, with a stocky, powerful build. He is very fast, and the Packer coach may switch him to the guard position, in an experiment which worked successfully with Tiny Engebretsen. McKenzie's reputation in the Rocky Mountain conference was that he was "on the bottom of every play". The Utah star is the fourth Packers to sign his 1937 contract.



MAY 6 (Green Bay) - Both the Green Bay Packers and the College All Stars, who will meet in summer's biggest sports event at Soldier field, Chicago, will start practice Saturday, Aug. 14, Coach E.L. Lambeau reported today, following a conference at Chicago with Arch Ward, Tribune sports editor. Ward enthusiastically looks to the coming battle as the highest point of the All Star-professional series, Lambeau said. The game will be played on Wednesday, Sept. 1, if the weather is favorable; otherwise it will be set back one day. Although the poll for selection of the All Star team won't start immediately several of the better known all-Americans are planning to work out in the woods and on farms this summer, Ward reported, in anticipation of the probable selection for the big game. The All Stars will report with five complete teams, while the Packers will have three. The Collegians will do all their practicing in and around Chicago, but the Green Bay squad will work out here prior to the game. The Green Bay and Wisconsin delegation is assured of good seats, up to a 10,000 total, said Lambeau, but he warned Packer fans to waste no time in getting their reservations, under penalty of finding themselves somewhere out in Lake Michigan, in possession of unfavorable seats. The 10,000 reserved for Green Bay are between the goal posts, but late comers may find themselves much less favorably situated...RULES NOT SET: Definite rules for the contest will not be drawn up until the meeting of the coaches, and this won't be held until the college mentors are selected by ballot. Ward expects, however, that the same rules favoring the college standard will be in use, as they were last season. This will force the Packers, as it did the Detroit Lions, to discard about 25 percent of their offense. The goal posts, however, will be on the goal line, affording the Packer sharpshooters chances to connect on occasional three pointers, provided the offense penetrates deep enough into All Star territory.


MAY 11 (Green Bay) - Hank Bruder, veteran blocking back of the Green Bay Packers, is in St. Mary's hospital, recovering from an appendectomy. His condition is reported as favorable.


MAY 11 (Green Bay) - Darrell Lester, 228-pound all-America center of Texas Christian university - one of the most sought after prospects in collegiate football - has been signed by the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Lester's professional football future was a matter of much speculation last season, after he concluded a brilliant career at  T.C.U. as he was drawn on the Green Bay draft list. He was unable to come to terms with winter Coach Lambeau again renewed negotiations with the giant pivot man and Lester's contract is the result. He is one of the nation's few outstanding grid stars who received all-America mention in both his junior and senior years. He was the terror of the Southwest conference during his collegiate career and made practically every all-opponent team during his entire playing period...BACKS UP LINE: Lester stands six feet tall, and is particularly powerful in backing up the line. He was selected for the College All Star game at Chicago last summer, but hurt himself in practice and saw little service. His home is at Fort Worth, Tex. Lester is the fifth Packers to sign his 1937 contract.


MAY 18 (Green Bay) - The most publicized lineman in 1936 collegiate football today signed his contract with the Green Bay Packers. He is Averell Daniell, all-American tackle of Pittsburgh university, who weighs 215 pounds and stands 6 feet 3 1/2 inches in height. Daniell was one of the best linemen in the history of Pitt's brilliant teams, and he is an almost certain choice to appear against the Packers this summer in the College All Star game at Chicago. Although performing beside such line aces as Matusi and Glassford of the Panthers, Daniell outshone the rest of the team with his brainy, fast style of play...SIXTH UNDER CONTRACT: He is the sixth recruit to sign his 1937 Green Bay contract. Although Daniell performed well against all of Pittsburgh's opponents, he was particularly effective last season versus Ohio State, Notre Dame, Fordham and Nebraska. The percentage of tackles he made in those games gave him the reputation of the busiest tackle in the country and at the end of the season he was selected for practically every all-America team, including 


those of Collier's magazine, the New York Sun and the Associated Press...PLAYS EITHER SIDE: Daniell plays either the right or left side of the line, and Coach E.L. Lambeau has not decided upon which side he will perform here. The Packer left and right tackles play radically different types of games. Daniell's great football intelligence perhaps is the most remarkable part of his game. He is an expert diagnostician of plays, rarely is fooled and was one of the greatest stars in the 1937 Rose Bowl game, when Pitt avenged several previous disappointing appearances on the West coast with a smashing victory. At Pitt Daniell was coached by Bill Kern, Panther line mentor, who was rated as one of the smartest linemen ever to play with the Packers. Kern now has transferred his talents to Carnegie Tech.



JUN 15 (Green Bay) - With the professional football season still two and one-half months away, activity is already reaching a high point in the Packer headquarters here. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today that contracts have now been mailed out  to all the old players on the Packer roster. Players signing up for the coming season will be announced as soon as the signed contracts are received here...TWO MORE SIGNED: Coach Lambeau also stated that he has completed negotiations with two outstanding players whom the Packers have been seeking to include in their fold for some time. One is a backfield star, the other a line great. However, conditions at this time made the publishing of the names impossible, but they will be announced just as soon as practicable. Six new men have already been signed by the NFL champions. The Packer ticket office has been flooded with applications from all over the state for tickets to the All-Star game in Chicago Sept. 1. These applications are being filed in the order of their receipt, and will be filled as soon as the tickets arrive here. Some applications have been received for season tickets for the coming league season, indicating one of the busiest seasons in history at the Packer box office...RUSH PRACTICE FIELD: The new practice field being constructed east of East high school is being rushed at the present time so that it will be in readiness for the team when it opens practice here about the middle of August. Work is also proceeding rapidly on the new seats in Packer stadium, which will take care of about 5,000 more people at each of the home games. Overflow crowds at man of last year's contests made necessary the addition of new facilities.


JUN 16 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, universally regarded as one of the greatest ends in professional football, will be parked out on the Packer right flank again for the 1937 season. The popular playing captain of the 1936 national champions signed his contract in the presence of Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau last night. Gantenbein thus becomes the first regular Packer player to return his signed contract to Packer headquarters here. Contracts for the coming season were mailed out to all old Packers several days ago. Gantenbein is another of the professionals who has made his home in Green Bay since coming here from Madison fresh from the University of Wisconsin. He is in the insurance business. This will be his seventh season with the Green Bay squad...CAPTAIN AT WISCONSIN: The flanker played three full years at Wisconsin, captaining that team in his senior year. He soon made a hit in Green Bay, and has steadily improved in his playing ability each season with the Packers until now he is regarded as one of the most dependable men on the squad. Defensively no one recognizes a peer to Gantenbein in the pro game. And offensively he has improved so much in the last several seasons that last year he was given high mention on several all-American pro teams, landing at end on the second league team. He is particularly well fitted for his position as team captain. Cool-headed, a quick thinker, popular with the rest of his teammates, Gantenbein is a natural leaders, and Coach Lambeau relies on him to a great extent to have the team on the field carry out his plans of attack and defense. Gantenbein stands just about six feet tall and weighs several pounds over the 200-mark. He is stocky and as touch as they come, being able to stave off the attacks of opposing blockers with a stiffness that always leaves him in there to stop anything thrown at him around his end...SCORED FOUR TOUCHDOWNS: Gantenbein ranks 31st on the Packer all-time scoring list. He has put over four touchdowns for a total of 24 points during his Packer career. The former Wisconsin star broke into big time pro ball in the Bear game of 1931 here, giving the first indication of the great things that could be expected in the future. The score stood at 0-0 late in the game when Iron Mike Michalske intercepted a Bear pass and started down the field. Mike broke through the whole Bear team, all except one, the safety man, Brumbaugh, who alone blocked his way to a score. All of a sudden Gantenbein appeared out of nowhere, charging down on Brumbaugh. As might be expected, Brumbaugh was nowhere around when Michalske went past, and the Packers won another ball game, 6 to 2, the Bears scoring a safety in the last minutes. Gantenbein makes the seventh Packer now on the 1937 roster.


JUN 17 (Green Bay) - Paul Miller, as speedy and shifty a back as ever wore the famous Green Bay Packer uniform, will be back on the halfback roster of the national pro champions again this fall, it was announced today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Miller, a native of Platte, S.D., who has now changed his residence to Green Bay, signed his contract here yesterday. Last year was Paul's first year with the Packers, and he showed early promise of becoming one of the biggest thorns in the sides of opposing pro teams. Particularly on the West coast last fall he performed so brilliantly that he made Coach Lambeau expect great things of him this fall...GREAT PASS CATCHER: Miller is especially adept at running the ends, where his jackrabbit speed, once he is in the open, is a constant threat. On the receiving ends of some of Arnold Herber's long tosses he is also one of the Packers' best offensive weapons, for when Miller and his speedmate, Don Hutson, go streaking down the field it poses quite a problem for any defensive back. Miller showed particular ability at playing the safety position in the West coast excursion. He brings back punts with the added yardage that counts. Paul is about five feet, 10 inches tall, and last year his weight averaged around 175 pounds. He has added about eight more pounds this year, however, without sacrificing any of his speed, and the additional poundage should give him added driving ability and endurance, though Paul won a reputation for being a very "tough" little boy here last year. One expression coined about him said that he had "more football ability and fight per square inch than any man in the league." Miller graduated from South Dakota State university in June of 1935, where he played three years of varsity football. He received most of his publicity through a touchdown he scored on the opening kickoff against Wisconsin in his senior year, a score by the way which defeated the Badgers...SCORES THREE TIMES: Miller received journalistic training in school. He is single and had been working on several advertising projects here this spring. He scored three touchdowns for the Packers in his first year of pro ball, giving him 38th position on the Packer all-time scoring list. Miller makes the eighth Packer signed for the coming year.


JUN 18 (Green Bay) - A football ace who will become a star quarterback with the Green Bay Packers in the next few years, if Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau's hunch is correct, has placed his name on a contract for the 1937 pro football season. He is Herbert C. Banet, veteran from Manchester college at North Manchester, Ind., unheralded and unsung in his college career, but a boy that football big-wigs consider one of the "finds" of the current crop of professional freshmen...JUST RIGHT TYPE: Banet is just the type of ball player that had made the Packer name famous the world over. He was the mainstay of a small college team who didn't have the benefit of big-time publicity in his university days. But he showed himself to be a great footballer, one evidence of which was his record as being the highest scorer in the state of Indiana, a state which had two great ball teams like Purdue and Indiana, during the past season. Banet is a husky man for the backfield, weighing 211 pounds and standing six feet, two inches in height. He is 23 years old. He was an honor student in college, a great field general on the team, and co-captain his senior year. In announcing Banet's signing, Coach Lambeau said today: "From all the reports we have received on Banet he should prove a natural for the Packer backfield. We have never had a prospect with better recommendations." Earl Wilkins, a former Packer star, first put the local management on Banet's trail, writing Coach Lambeau to say that he was the best backfield man he saw in action for the past several seasons. Further checks were made, and every report that came in was excellent...COACH WRITES LETTER: Banet's coach, Carl W. Burt, wrote as follows: "Banet is a big, husky boy weighing 211 and pretty fast for his weight. He played quarter for us and was the highest scorer in the state last year. He can't punt, but is a good placekicker at the shorter distances. He is an exceptionally good long passer. We completed a number of 50 to 55-yard passes last fall. He is conversant with the Notre Dame offense as we used this style of play with the addition of a man in motion on all plays. Banet is an honor student in school, eager to learn and very cooperative." Banet's hometown is Fort Wayne, Ind. In college he played all three years on the first team, playing every position in the backfield and directing the team's play. Banet makes nine men on the 1937 Packer roster, seven recruits and two veterans.


JUN 19 (Green Bay) - One more of the veterans who did a good-sized part in bringing the Green Bay Packers the NFL championship last year put his name on a contract today. He is Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen. Engebretsen has been one of the unsung heroes on the Packer squad since coming here two and one half seasons ago. He was put more or less on the spot last season when he had to fill the gap in the line left by the retirement of August (Mike) Michalske, but Tiny came through in grand style and played lots of guard in every game on the schedule...GREAT PLACEKICKER: In addition to being a great offensive and defensive lineman, Engebretsen is one of the most reliable placekickers in the pro business, and has proved his worth on numerous occasions, pulling ball games out of the fire with cool-headed, well-placed boots. No one who was there will ever forget the Detroit Lions game here last season. After that glorious first half and the disastrous third quarter, Johnny Blood's spear of that long Herber pass, the score was tied with only a few minutes to play. The Packers forged the ball deep into Lion territory, and while everyone in the stands stopped breathing for several minutes. Tiny went back to placekick. He was the only man among about 15,000 in that stadium that that wasn't shivering, and he booted the ball square between the posts for the winning marker, turned and walked away as if it were just another assignment of the game. Tiny kicked another field goal against Detroit at Detroit later in the season that had a lot to do with the Packer victory there. And he booted another on the West coast that enabled the Packers to beat the Bears, that one coming with only seconds to go...RESIDES IN GREEN BAY: Engebretsen's hometown originally was Chariton, Iowa, but he now resides in Green Bay. He graduated from Northwestern with high honors, and played two and a half years of pro ball before finding his way home to the Packers. He was with the Bears first, and played against the Packers on a snow-covered field in 1932, kicking a three-pointer which helped down the Bays 9 to 0 and eliminate them from any chance of a fourth national title in a row. Then he was with the Cards a year, and played half a season with Philadelphia before coming here. Tiny, of course, gets his nickname from his size. He is a mere six feet tall and weighs about 240 pounds. He is 27 years old and single, and spends a lot of time prospecting for gold out west. This will be Tiny's sixth year in pro ball, his fourth with the Bays. As well as being big, Engebretsen is just as tough and hardy. He is seldom on the injured list, always ready to go 60 minutes if necessary. He is a splendid team worker, and gets along great with his fellow players. There are now 10 players on the 1937 roster of the national champions.


JUN 22 (Green Bay) - Tickets for the Green Bay Packer-All Star game at Soldier's field, Chicago, the night of Wednesday, Sept. 1, will go on sale in the Packer ticket office in the Legion building July 1, it was announced today. The ticket office will be open each day, but tickets can be procured only up to Aug. 15. President L.H. Joannes of the Packer corporation has agreed with Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune, sponsors of the game with a chain of other newspapers, that all unsold tickets here here on Aug. 15 will be returned to Chicago...OVER 3,000 APPLICATIONS: Over 3,000 mail order applications have already been received for the All-Star game, it was announced. These applications are being filed in order of their receipt, and will be filled as soon as the tickets arrive. Future mail order applications will be treated in the same manner. While the Packer corporation has been assured of getting as many seats as are necessary to accommodate Green Bay fans, the earlier applicants will naturally get the best seats, it was point out. All of the tickets being sent here are considered first rate, however, as all will be on the Packer side of the field and as near the Packer bench as possible. The Packer official re-emphasized that no tickets not bought and paid for will be held at the office here after Aug. 15...SEASON TICKET SALE: The annual season ticket sale will be opened sometime in August, but people applying for All-Star game tickets can order their season tickets at the same time, it was said. The Packers are planning an extensive ticket campaign later in the summer, for there are four headline NFL games scheduled for Green Bay this fall. The season opens here Sept. 12 with the Chicago Cardinals. The Chicago Bears are in Green Bay on Sept. 19, and the Detroit Lions play here Oct. 3. Cleveland, new entry in the league, is here Oct. 17. There are also two games in Milwaukee, the Cards on Oct. 10 and Philadelphia on Nov. 14.


JUN 23 (Green Bay) - Indications have been strong the last few weeks that the professional football season, the "raison d'etre" of Green Bay sports fans, is just around the corner. What with the signing of many new and old players, announcement of ticket sales for the All-Star game and for the regular season, and work proceeding on the new practice field east of East high, business is booming around Packer headquarters. The football corporation was in receipt of a letter today from President Joe F. Carr, head of the NFL, asking for information to be included in the 1937 edition of the pro league handbook. He said that it is hoped to have this edition on sale before the All-Star game in Chicago Sept. 1...WILL GET PUBLICITY: With the Green Bay Packers the pro champions, naturally they will receive a lot of attention in this year's book. The Packer corporation was asked to send a story on last year's activities, when the great Green Bay team won the world title, pictures of the team and of leading officials and a complete roster of all officials. Applications are coming in daily to the corporation for seats at the Packer-All Star game at Soldiers' field. They have already surpassed the 3,000 mark. These applications are being filed in order of receipt and will be filled when the tickets arrive here from Chicago on July 1. Tickets will go on public sale on that date, with the Packer ticket office in the Legion building open every day. However, all tickets must be purchased and picked up here before Aug. 15, for then they will be returned to Chicago, according to an agreement made with the Chicago Tribune, sponsor of the game.



JUN 24 (Green Bay) - Eddie Jankowski, standout backfield ace on three weak Wisconsin university football teams, signed a Packer contract today, it was announced  by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau on his return from Milwaukee where he came to terms with Jankowski. He is regarded as one of the best pro prospects to come out of the Big Ten this season, for he was a great all-around player at Wisconsin and won many honorable mentions on honor teams despite the fact that he was always playing on a losing team...KNOWS NOTRE DAME STYLE: Coach Harry Stuhldreher gave Jankowski a great recommendation to Coach Lambeau. Eddie played two years under Doctor Clarence Spears at Wisconsin and his last year under Stuhldreher. He is familiar with the Notre Dame system of play. Jankowski was particularly effective as a defensive back at Wisconsin, although he made some great progress as an open field runner under Stuhldreher last season. On offense he is a great blocker, always a necessity for pro football. The Milwaukee star is built for business. He stands five feet nine inches in height and weighs 205 pounds. Jankowski was selected as one of the Big Ten backs on the East team for the annual East-West game on the coast last winter, and started for the East team, which won the contest 3 to 0...WILL REPORT SEPT. 4: Coach Lambeau expects that Jankowski will be given a great boost for the All-Star team which will play against the Bays in Chicago Sept. 1, and thus has ordered him to report here Sept. 4 instead of in August. Jankowski makes 11 men on the 1937 Packer roster.


JUN 24 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer fans who wish to purchase $3.30 seats for the All-Star game at Soldier's field, Chicago, Sept. 1, have been advised by 


the football corporation to procure those seats on July 1 or shortly thereafter, because of a telegram received here today from Arch Ward, Chicago Tribune sports editor, telling of the great demand for tickets in those sections. The Green Bay block of seats for the game will arrive here July 1, and the Packer ticket office in the Legion building will be open every day from then on, with E.A. Spachmann in charge of sales. But Ward said in his telegram that the strong demand for $3.30 seats in Chicago may necessitate the recalling of all unsold seats in this section within several days after they are placed on sale here...HAVE TO BUY EARLY: This would mean that if the Packer fans want $3.30 seats they will have to get them on July 1 or in the next few days after that date. The original agreement with the Tribune provided that all unsold seats here would be sent back to Chicago on Aug. 15, and this will probably be the case with the $2.20 seats, but the higher priced locations may be sold out soon after July 1, it is thought. A great number of ticket reservations have already been mailed in to the Packer ticket office, and these have been filed in order of receipt and will be filled as soon as the tickets arrive here. Others wishing $3.30 seats may apply any time up to July 1, it was said, but the old saying that "the early bird gets the worm" was emphatically sized by Packer officials...QUOTE WARD'S TELEGRAM: Ward's telegram read as follows: "Mr. L.H. Joannes, Green Bay Packers, Inc., Green Bay, Wis. - The requests for $3.30 tickets for the All-Star game are getting out of hand. Don't be surprised if we start calling back any unsold tickets in your possession two or three days after the sale is announced. I am already in great distress. Try to push the $2.20 seats as strong as you can. We always need a lot of help in that section. Arch Ward."


JUN 28 (Green Bay) - Doors of the Green Bay Packer ticket office were opened this morning for the two-fold purpose of taking reservations for the Packer-All Star football game at Soldier field, Chicago, Sept. 1, and for the Green Bay professional team's home season. The office is located in the Legion building, at E. Walnut and Jefferson streets. Without a question, more than 100,000 fans will be in attendance when the pro-college gridiron struggle is renewed on the first evening of September, and if Green Bay's loyal band is to be in the crowd, its members must lose no time in making the necessary reservations, warned E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales...PLAN BIG PUSH: Although the big push of the Packer season ticket campaign is planned for later in the summer, reservations may be placed now, and wise football fans again are reminded that prompt action will save them much anxiety before the first kickoff. Backers of the Green Bay championship team desiring to place their reservations may use the ticket office telephone service - the number is Adams 6180 - or may call personally at the Legion building. About 4,000 applications already have been received, and these will be filled as soon as tickets arrive from the Chicago Tribune headquarters...GEARS UP MACHINE: Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers is one of the busiest men in town these days, as he completes final arrangement for signing up his 1937 squad. The powerful Green Bay team is being reassembled, plus some promising new parts, for its first national championship defense since 1932. Eleven men have been signed to date, and many more contracts are out. Lambeau also is angling for a couple more "name" players, and expects to announce their names soon. More of the veterans also are expected to send in their contracts within a few days, and the squad will begin to take shape during the July days, Coach Lambeau believes.


JUL 3 (Green Bay) - Tickets for the Green Bay Packer-College All Star football game at Soldier field, Chicago, Sept. 1, will be ready for local fans about Thursday of next week, Director E.A. Spachmann announced today. More than 5,700 tickets already have been reserved, Spachmann said, and as soon as the pasteboards arrive from Chicago they will be placed in envelopes and prepared for the purchasers. Fans then may pick up the tickets at the Legion building headquarters. Notices will be sent to out-of-town persons that their tickets have arrived, so that money or checks may be sent. The long distance delivery to date will be to Otto Christoph, New York, who sent in his check with a request for five tickets.


JUL 3 (Oshkosh Northwestern) - Football may be the sport attracting the least attention now in the minds of fans, what with the hot race in both major baseball leagues occupying so much interest, but the grid game will soon sneak back into the limelight. And one of the first events on the football calendar will be the annual game at Soldier field, Chicago, between the Green Bay Packers, champions last year of the Professional Football league, and the collegiate all-stars selected in a poll in which fans throughout the country will be invited to participate. The Oshkosh Northwestern will cooperate with the Chicago Tribune and a number of other newspapers throughout the country in selecting the players who will compose the All-American squad and also the coaches who will direct the team in action and put it through its paces in two weeks of training before the big game. The fourth annual poll will start on July 11 and end August 8. The first two weeks will be confined to voting for the players and the last two weeks will be for the election of coaches. Each voter should name 11 players and three coaches in the order of his preference. First place will count for three points; second place two points; third place, one point. Last year, 3,419,164 voted for the All-American eleven and the coaches' poll totaled 3,348,797. The game last year drew 76,361 spectators. This year's contest is to be played the night of September 1 and in the event of rain prior to the kickoff, the game will be postponed one night. The 11 players chosen as All-Americans in the voting must start the game against the Green Bay Packers, as one of the rules of the poll is that the fans will select the starting lineup. Later, of course, the coaches may substitute and change the lineup as they see fit. All colleges and university football players, provided they were seniors during the 1936 season and completed their eligibility, are candidates for membership on the All-American squad. Eleven will win starting positions, but there will be at least three for each position. Last year the squad numbered more than 50. All traveling expenses and training expenses will be paid for the boys elected to the All-American squad.


JUL 8 (Green Bay) - William Clarke Hinkle, all-America fullback of the NFL in 1936, and one of the greatest players ever to wear a Packer uniform, today signed his Green Bay contract for 1937, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced. Hinkle, who turned in the best of his five Packer seasons last year, which was culminated by his selection as the all-pro fullback, will start his sixth year here when practice is called officially Aug. 1. He is expected to share a considerable part of the burden in the Packer-All Star game at Soldier field, Chicago, Sept. 1. Clarke won all-Eastern and all-America recognition when he was lugging the freight for Bucknell university six years ago, and he was one of the most prominent collegiate players ever signed by the Packers. His pro career has been a constant battle to wrest all-America honors from the Chicago Bears' Bronko Nagurski and this campaign resulted in success last season, when Nagurski landed on the second team, below Hinkle's first string ranking. Hinkle stands an inch short of six feet, and weighs about 200 pounds. He plays a terrific game. Regarded as one of the National league's hardest and most effective  blockers, he is at the same time a great ball carrier at either half or full. He runs hard, hits with jolting force, and is one of the most feared players in the game...GREAT ON DEFENSE: Clarke is a better-than-average passer, is flawless on pass defense on the squad, and a deadly tackler. In short, he is the most versatile player in American football today, and he is believed headed for an even greater season than he had last year, when after winning all-league honors he traveled to California with the Packers and terrorized the coast section. Hinkle is married, and is a year-around resident of Green Bay, being engaged in the bond business. He is 26 years old, and is one of the most popular men on the squad...SCORES 119 POINTS: So well have his Packer mates cooperated with the powerful fullback that he now stands third on the all-time Green Bay scoring list, being outranked only by Verne Lewellen, 1924-32, and Johnny Blood, 1929-36. Lewellen has 301 points, Blood has 224 and Hinkle has 199 on 15 touchdown, eight extra points and seven field goals. Hinkle's placement kicking, a department at which he displays deadly accuracy, is another testimonial to his versatility. His signing brings the growing Packer roster to 14.


JUL 8 (Green Bay) - Charged with driving while drunk, John McNally, better known to sports fans as Johnny Blood, former Green Bay Packer player, was fined $100 and costs here Wednesday. Blood is coach of the Pittsburgh pro eleven.


JUL 8 (Columbus, OH) - The 1937 schedule of the NFL as announced today by President Joe F. Carr calls for the earliest start in the history of the professional gridiron circuit. The season will open officially Sunday, Sept. 5, when Philadelphia plays at Pittsburgh. The National league will operate as a 10-team circuit during 1937, with each team playing 11 games. The addition of Cleveland to the Western division makes an evenly balanced circuit, with the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cardinals, Cleveland, Detroit and Green Bay comprising the Western division. The five eastern teams are Brooklyn, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington. Following the opening engagement on Sept. 5, several other teams will swing into action with night games Friday, Sept. 10, when Brooklyn plays at Philadelphia and Detroit opens at Cleveland. Washington and Pittsburgh also plan several night games during the season. Green Bay, league champion, opens its league season with the Chicago Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 12, and Washington, Eastern champions, opens with New York Friday, Sept. 17. The regular schedule will conclude Sunday, Dec. 5, and on the following Sunday the championship clubs of the Eastern and Western divisions will meet the world championship. The game for the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, emblematic of the title, will be played on the ground of the club which wins in the Western Division.


JUL 8 (Green Bay) - Some office holder, back in the dim, dead days when there still existed graft and corruption in American politics, once rose above his surroundings and came up with the following choice bit: "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party." In addition to being an excellent testing phrase for new typewriters and such, the sentence may well afford followers of professional football their battle cry as the fourth annual poll to select the College All Stars begins. Begins, in fact, next week. Who do the All Stars play this year? The All Stars, my son, meet the Green Bay Packers, professional champions of the world, on Chicago's Soldier field Wednesday evening, September 1, before some 100,000 people, including 20,000 or more from the good old state of Wisconsin. Next Monday the Press-Gazette sports department will carry an official ballot, in which pro football fans may express their desires toward the selection of a representative All-America crew - one capable of giving the Packers the best possible battle. Followers of the Packers may want to top a few votes in the direction of the men who will carry he Green Bay banner into the pro league wars this year - such aces as Averell Daniell of Pitt, Carl Mulleneaux of Utah's Aggies, Herb Banet of Manchester or Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin. This ballot will run for two weeks when the officials poll will close. Every 48 hours the Green Bay totals will be wired in to the Chicago Tribune, there to be tabulated with the rest of a mighty poll that will cover the nation. When the fireworks cease, there will be selected a team composed of the cream of America's crop, all primed to topple the Packers from their lofty perch on the night of Sept. 1. Now, we don't think they can do it - do we? - but we owe it to the crowd to see that the All-Americans are the biggest and toughest squad since the all-star idea was originated. Let's get on the bandwagon and vote. Or, as someone said, now is the time for all good men, etc.



JUL 12 (Green Bay) - Followers of professional football in general and the national championship Green Bay Packers in particular today will start balloting for the All-America squad which will meet the Packers at Soldier field, Chicago, Wednesday night, Sept. 1, in the fourth annual All-Star football game. On tonight's Press-Gazette sports page there appears, and will appear for two weeks, an official ballot for the use of Northeastern Wisconsin fans. The player poll will end July 25, so voters haven't much time to cast ballots for their favorite lineups. All they need do is fill out the blank with the names of the 11 men they want to see face the Green Bay Packers, and mail in the ballot to the Press-Gazette's sports department immediately...SENT TO CHICAGO: Once every 48 hours the Northeastern Wisconsin ballots will be mailed in to the Chicago Tribune, there to be compiled with votes from all corners of the land. The 11 All-Americans receiving the highest total of votes for their positions will comprise the starting lineup of the 1937 big game. Voting for the coaches will begin July 25 and end Aug. 8. The squad will report at Northwestern university for training Aug. 14, while the Packers will launch their training schedule at Green Bay the following day...GAMES ARE CLOSE: The previous three games of the All-Stars series resulted in two tie scores and one victory for the professionals. In 1934 the Chicago Bears were held to a scoreless tie before 80,000 spectators. The following year the Bears, again representing the National league, defeated the Collegians, 5 to 0, and last year the Detroit Lions came from behind in the last quarter to tie the All-Stars, 7 to 7. The attendance at last year's contest, reduced somewhat by rain which forced a day's postponement, 


was 76,361. Several players who will appear with the Green Bay pro team this fall are eligible for duty in the All-Star game and these are expected to receive heavy support from Packer fans throughout the state. They are Averell Daniell, Pitt tackle; Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State tackle; Herb Banet, Manchester quarterback; Ed Jankowski, Wisconsin fullback; Ray Peterson, San Francisco halfback; and Carl (Moose) Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies end.


JUL 13 (Green Bay) - Two dependable members of the 1936 national championship Green Bay Packer football machine have signed their contracts for the coming season. Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today, as grid fans began to send in ballots for the 1937 All-Star game at Soldier field, Chicago, Sept. 1. The latest additions to the Green Bay squad are Chester (Swede) Johnston, fullback, and Bernard Scherer, end. Scherer is a product of Dana X. Bible's great teams at Nebraska, while Johnston saw service at several schools, including Miami college and Marquette. Northeastern Wisconsin fans are voting for their selections on the College All-America team which will face the Packers September 1. They are clipping the official ballot which appears nightly in the Press-Gazette and are sending their choices into the sports department which in turn relays them to the Chicago Tribune. Johnston is a native of Appleton, where he starred in three sports as a high school athlete. His record of 22 feet 1 inch in the broad jump still stands in the Fox River Valley conference books; he was an all-conference football back and aided in laying the foundation of the Terror basketball dynasty, the strongest in the conference. At present he lives in St. Louis, Mo., being employed as a golf course greenskeeper. He weighs 200 pounds, is of stocky build and is a terrific line plunger. He has powerful shoulders and no neck at all. Packer fans well remember his work against the Bears at Chicago last season, when with the Packers trailing 10 to 0, he was the chief instrument in a devastating ground lashing which placed the ball in position for a Herber to Hutson touchdown toss. The Packers later won the game, 21 to 10. Scherer is a pro grid sophomore. He worked quickly into the Packer machine last year, improved with every appearance and made a whirlwind showing on the California trip, playing at right end. He is a good receiver, of rangy construction and a hard fighter on defense. The contracts of Johnston and Scherer brings the growing Bay squad to 16.


JUL 14 (Green Bay) - Tickets for the Packer-All Star game at Soldier field, Chicago, Sept. 1, may be picked up late this week at the Packer ticket headquarters, Legion building, E.A. Spachmann, director of sales, announced today. The tickets have arrived from Chicago, and the local staff now is sorting the reservations and placing the pasteboards in envelopes ready for distribution. This work will not be completed for several days, Spachman said, but by Friday or Saturday those who have made reservations may call at the Legion building and get their tickets. Out-of-town fans who have requested reservations will be notified by letter or postcard that the tickets have arrived, and may send checks or money orders for the same, Spachmann added. The prices of the tickets received here are $2.20 and $3.30. More than 6,000 reservations already have been made at the local office.


JUL 14 (Chicago) - Stars of last year's Northwestern and Minnesota teams led today in first returns from voting to "elect" college squad to meet the Green Bay Packers in the fourth annual All-Star football game at Soldier field, Sept. 1. Steve Reid, guard and captain of the Wildcat Big Ten champions, led his division and set the pace for all of the positions with 5,821 votes. Dan Geyer, another Wildcat, headed the fullbacks with 3,804...SVENDSEN ON TOP: Ed Widseth, Minnesota's All-America tackle, and Bud Svendsen, Gopher center, topped their positions, the  former with 5,682 votes, a total surpassed only Reid's collection. Svendsen led John Wiatrak of Washington, 2,931 to 2,734.


JUL 15 (Green Bay) - Northeastern Wisconsin's pro football fans are beginning to get behind their prospective Packers in balloting for the All-America team, which will meet the Green Bay championship team at Soldier field Sept. 1 - but several Packer rookies are in need of much more help. A rush of ballots to the Press-Gazette sports department today, 36 already have been cast - brought support for Eddie Jankowski, University of

Wisconsin fullback, and Bud Svendsen, Minnesota center and brother of Packer George Svendsen. Jankowski began to show signs of overhauling Sam Francis as northeastern Wisconsin's fullback choice, while Svendsen is leaving Mike Basrak, Duquesne All-American, in the lurch. Scattered votes began to arrive for other lesser known Packer recruits - Ray Peterson, San Francisco halfback; Herb Banet, Manchester quarterback; and Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State tackle. Packer fans also began to boost the total of Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies end, although "Moose" still is running third among the wing candidates. The Press-Gazette total was wired in today to the Chicago Tribune, sponsor of the poll, and another Northeastern Wisconsin tabulation will be sent in Saturday. Before that time fans of the Green Bay Packers are urged to demonstrate their support for the team.


JUL 15 (Green Bay) - Here are a few paragraphs pertaining - of all subjects - to professional football: A scrimmage exhibition game between Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirates and the Packers here Aug. 22 has fallen through. The Packer management tentatively broached the subject to President Joe F. Carr of the NFL, only to be told that league rules expressly forbid such a stunt - so Green Bay fans won't see Johnny's team in action this year unless they go a long way from home...Tommy Hughitt, Buffalo, one of the best football officials in the East, has applied for a chance to work in the All Star game at Soldier field, Sept. 1. At present Hughitt is vacationing near Escanaba...Think the Chicago Bears will be weak this year? Well, don't bet too much on it. Word from Chicago is that George Halas is loaded for big game and crazy to get started. You may be interested in knowing that Halas will close a deal with a veteran pro league end soon. He is anxious to correct the Bears' wing situation, which was pathetic last season...Packer fans who travel to Milwaukee for the Packer-Philadelphia game Sunday Nov. 1, will see four well-known faces in the Eagles' lineup. Once they wore the livery of the Bears, and they are big, bad Bill Hewitt, end; Ted Rosequist, tackle; Carl Brumbaugh, quarterback; and Ookie Miller, center...Phil Sarboe, who acquired the reputation of being something of a troublemaker with the Chicago Cardinals last season, and finally was traded to Brooklyn, recently was suspended by the Dodgers. Incidentally, although Steve Reid of Northwestern was drawn by Brooklyn in the draft, you can write it down that he'll appear in a Cardinal uniform when practice starts. Reid is certain also to play in the All Star game.


JUL 16 (Chicago) - Averell Daniell, Pittsburgh tackle and a future member of the Green Bay Packer squad, is leading all candidates from the All-Star team which will meet the Packers here at Soldier field Sept. 1, figures released today revealed. Daniell has piled up a total of 17,236 votes. Golemgeske of Wisconsin is pulling a large number of votes, ranking third in the pole to date, while his teammate, Ed Jankowski, another rookie for the Packers this year, is giving Sam Francis and Larry Danhom a run for the fullback post, with indications that his midwestern support may yet put him into the lead.


JUL 17 (Chicago) - Four new leaders moved to the front today in the balloting to select an All-Star college football team to meet the world professional champion Green Bay Packers at Soldier field the night of Sept. 1. Center John Wiatrik and halfback Byron Haines of Washington, Charley Hamrick, Ohio State tackle, and Sammy Baugh, Texas Christian's forward passing quarterback, all supplanted old leaders at their respective positions.


JUL 17 (Green Bay) - Northeastern Wisconsin football fans whooped it up for Bid Svendsen, Eddie Jankowski and Moose Mulleneaux, three prospective Packers, as they continued to send in ballots for the All Star game poll to the Press-Gazette sports department. Eighty-five votes have been received thus far, and the poll is certain to pass the 100 mark comfortably over the weekend. Concentrated balloting will be urged next week, as Packer fans cast votes for those men who will wear Green Bay uniforms once the All Star game is completed. The chance to play in the game as an All Star will be the big moments in their lives, and it is anticipated that next week's balloting will be the heaviest for an All Star game in this section...MULLENEAUX MOVES UP: Overnight balloting shoved Mulleneaux, Utah Aggie end, into the battle for a wing position. He is in third place, not far behind Gaynell Tinsley of Louisiana State. Northeastern Wisconsin fans turned in a burst of votes for Jankowski, the Wisconsin fullback, and he now leads Sam Francis of Nebraska in the N.E.W. fans have cast 120 ballots, but hundreds more are expected to vote this week, the majority of them for the new Packer 


candidates: Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies, and Merle Wendt, Ohio State, ends; Averell Daniell, Pitt, and Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State, tackles; Bud Svendsen, Minnesota, center; Herb Banet, Manchester quarterback; Ray Peterson, San Francisco, halfback; and Eddie Jankowski, Wisconsin, fullback...ONLY NINE BEHIND: Larry Kelley of Yale is still the favorite end in the N.E.W. vote, but Mulleneaux is closing in on him and now is but nine votes behind - a gap which may be closed in tonight's balloting. Wendt is in third place, five votes behind the rapidly gaining Mulleneaux. Daniell is getting plenty of support from N.E.W. fans, leading the tackle candidates by a wide margin, but Sturgeon, little known until he signed his Packer contract, is having trouble. He is far behind the second place Ed Widseth of Minnesota, being 39 votes in arrears at noon today. Sturgeon is one of the prospective Packers who needs the most support. There are no new Packers among the guard candidates, and thus far the N.E.W. fans have shown a preference for Steve Reid, Northwestern, and Starcevich of Washington...SVENDSEN FAR AHEAD: Bud Svendsen has sewed up the center assignment for this section, running far ahead of Mike Basrak, Duquesne, the early N.E.W. leader. Banet is having all kinds of trouble trying to overtake Sammy Baugh in the Northeastern Wisconsin quarterback poll. This noon Banet was 44 votes behind, and unless he gets a lot of help quickly he is likely to be swamped. Peterson has received many votes for halfback over the weekend, and now has a good chance to overtake Ace Parker of Duke, who is running second to Marquette's Ray Buivid. Peterson was only seven votes behind Parker at noon today, and may pass him before the night's balloting is finished. The Press-Gazette hopes that the total of ballots will hit the 200 mark by tomorrow. Jankowski definitely is Northeastern Wisconsin's choice for fullback, as the Wisconsin star is leaving Sam Francis behind with every ballot...VOTE FOR ZOLL: Today's balloting brought in the first vote for Dick Zoll, Indiana tackle, now the property of Cleveland. Zoll is a Green Bay West product.


JUL 19 (Austin, TX) - Fay (Mule) Wilson, Texas A. & M. college's great backfield star of more than a decade ago, died unexpectedly here yesterday after a heart attack. He graduated from the Aggie school in 1926. He later played professionally with the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers...Wilson played with the Packers in 1931 and for part of the 1932 season. He scored two touchdowns while a member of the Green Bay championship the former year.


JUL 20 (Green Bay) - George Sauer, star backfield player for the Green Bay Packers, has definitely accepted the appointment as head football coach at the University of New Hampshire, he announced in a telegram to E.L. Lambeau, Packer coach, this afternoon. Coach Lambeau said that Sauer will play with the Packers in the All-Star game in Chicago Sept. 1, however.


JUL 20 (Green Bay) - The All Star football team which professional grid fans of Northeastern Wisconsin will be asked to plug for the rest of the week in the Chicago Tribune's All-America poll is announced today. Drawn up by the Press-Gazette sports department, with the advice of Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, Packer coach, the team contains 10 men who either have signed with the Packers for the coming season or who were drawn in the Green Bay draft, and are prospective members of the championship team...SEND IN BALLOTS: Fans of this section who are interested in placing a vote of confidence for these probable Packers are urged to clip the official ballot and mail it immediately to the Press-Gazette, where it will be tabulated and sent on to 


to Chicago. Although it originally was decided to place Herb Banet, new Packer quarterback, at that post, Wilkinson of Minnesota was given the call with Banet shifted to halfback. It was pointed out that Banet's vote toward an All Star berth will count just as much at halfback as at quarter, for if a man receives votes for more than one position, the lesser total is added to the greater in the final tabulation. Now all that remains is to await the reaction of Northeastern Wisconsin voters to the suggestion. As a vote of confidence from the people in the Packers' backyard, it is hoped that every position in the final N.E.W. poll will contain the name of a prospective Green Bay player.



JUL 20 (Green Bay) - Zud Schammel, former all-America football star at the University of Iowa, regarded by many as the best gridiron guard in history, has signed his contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Schammel decided against playing pro football when he graduated from Iowa in 1934, and for the past three seasons he has served as assistant coach at the Hawkeye university. During this period, however, he has kept in condition by constant scrimmage sessions, and Coach Lambeau believes that he is slated for an impressive debut in professional football. For one thing, he is extremely conscientious. He is one of the first to report for practice, and one of the last to leave. He refuses to pass over a play until he believes that he has his assignment absolutely correct, and he is noted for possessing an extremely high competitive morale...WEIGHTS IS 235: Schammel weighs 235 pounds and stands 6 feet 2 inches from the ground. He was named to the official All-America team of 1933 - the eleven which contained the names of two other present Packers in Ade Schwammel and George Henry Sauer. The similarity between the names of Schammel, who played guard for Iowa, and Schwammel, tackle at Oregon State, caused much confusion. The two constantly received each other's mail, but they did not meet until the East-West game of 1934, when Lambeau introduced them in the lobby of the Palace hotel at San Francisco...PLAYED AGAINST BEARS: Schammel played in the first College All Star game at Soldier field in 1933, when the All Stars and Chicago Bears battled to a


scoreless tie. His contract brings the Packer squad total to 17. 


JUL 20 (Green Bay) - An Associated Press release from Durham, N.C., today announced the signing of George Henry Sauer, former all-America halfback with the University of Nebraska and present veteran of the Green Bay Packers, as head football coach at the University of New Hampshire. Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers, contacted this morning, said: "I am positive that Sauer has not yet signed with New Hampshire, although I expect him to do so. Sauer promised me positively that he would notify me by wire the minute he made up his mind." The Press-Gazette late yesterday wired Sauer at Lincoln, Neb., where the big Packer halfback is vacationing, and this morning received the following wire: "Job still uncertain. Will notify you the minute anything happens. Should know in a couple of days." Sauer had completed two seasons with the Packers and is one of the most highly publicized players in the NFL. He has scored seven touchdowns in two seasons to add 42 points to the Packers' all-time scoring total; is rated one of the best punters and blockers on the squad; was depended upon by Lambeau to have his best season this fall.


JUL 21 (Green Bay) - One Packer veteran, and one professional football sophomore, have signed their 1937 contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. They are Frank Butler, former Michigan State center, and Russ Letlow, San Francisco guard. Butler, a gigantic lineman weighing 245 pounds and standing three inches above six feet, will be starting his fourth season in professional football, all of which has been spent with the Packers. Last year he paired with Minnesota's George Svendsen to comprise a formidable center combination, and this year he will face added competition, for in addition to George there will be Darrell Lester, Texas Christian all-American, and probably Earl (Bud) Sevendsen, George's younger brother. Butler, 28 years old, is a civil engineer by profession and lives in Chicago. He played under Jimmy Crowley at Michigan State, and is married. Letlow broke into the professional picture last year, fresh from San Francisco university, and was used as a reserve guard. His work, particularly on the western trip during the winter, warranted his signing another Packer contract. Letlow also is married, makes his home at Taft, Calif., and is an oil worker during the off season. He weighs about 203 pounds and is 23 years old. His chief asset is his speed, and adeptness at pulling out to run interference...NINETEEN IN FOLD: 19 Packers now have signed their 1937 contracts.


JUL 21 (Green Bay) - Led by 125 ballots from Kewaunee, which arrived in one bunch with a promise of more to come, stock of the prospective Packers boomed today in the Northeastern Wisconsin All Star football poll. Three hundred and sixty-two ballots were cast up to noon today in this section, and the results immediately were wired to the Chicago Tribune, for tabulation in the national poll. It is hoped that N.E.W. Packer fans will shoot the local total above the 500 mark by tomorrow. The Kewaunee outburst included votes for all of the "official" Northeastern Wisconsin team except Herb Banet, halfback, as the fans in that section have a strong leaning toward Monk Meyer of the Army. They had their ballots printed up separately, with all names included, so that each fan merely had to sign his name to make the vote official. The men who are most in need of help right now from Packer fans are Banet, who is far out of the lead among the halfbacks, due to the support he has been receiving for quarterback; and Dahlgren, who despite 125 votes from Kewaunee is in third place among the guard candidates. Wendt and Mulleneaux are far in front among the ends; Daniell and Sturgeon are leading the N.E.W. list at tackles; Bud Svendsen is a shoo-in at center, being nearly 300 votes ahead of Mike Basrak; Wilkinson had leaned to the front among quarterbacks; Peterson has taken over first place as halfback, passing even Ray Buivid, thanks to the Kewaunee votes; and Jankowski is a mile in front of Sam Francis for fullback.


JUL 21 (Green Bay) - Sam Francis, University of Nebraska fullback, apparently is leaving Danbom of Notre Dame and Jankowski of Wisconsin far behind in the Tribune's national poll to select a team to oppose the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field, Sept. 1. Francis has 254,194 votes today to 192,586 for the current runnerup, Danbom. Jankowski trailed in third place.


JUL 22 (Green Bay) - In the great rush of ballots since the All Star poll opened locally 10 days ago, professional football fans have flooded the Press-Gazette sports department during the past 24 hours with their choices of the team to face the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field, Sept. 1. They have cast 802 ballots, with the 1,000 mark certain to be passed before nightfall, and they have sent prospective members of the Packer squad into the lead in every position. The new Packers are running one-two in every post possessing more than one candidate except one - Herb Banet, who has received most of the votes for quarterback thus far, is only fifth among the halfbacks in the Northeastern Wisconsin voting. Bud Svendsen, University of Minnesota center, now has compiled the most votes in this section. He has taken the lead from tackle Averell Daniell of Pitt, having picked up 751 votes to 747 for Daniell, who has led in N.E.W. since the voting started...ENDS ON SUNDAY: Balloting for the All Star team will end Sunday, and only votes which are in the mail Saturday night will be considered. Those which do not arrive at the Press-Gazette office by Sunday morning will be thrown out. Kewaunee continues to support the official N.E.W. team heavily. That community, which sent in 125 votes yesterday, submitted 246 more this morning as apparently everyone in the city decided to vote for the new Packers. Kewaunee is backing the official team, with one exception - Monk Meyer, Army halfback, is on the list. Brussels, a Packer hotbed, sent in 19 ballots, all supporting the Packers, and another burst of 22 came in one petition. Clintonville sent in nine ballots at once, but gave scant support to the new Packers except for Svendsen where the vote was unanimous, and Jankowski, who go eight. The Corner Drug store of Green Bay submitted the first 100 ballots of its poll yesterday afternoon, and promised another big bunch today. Names of the new Packers were well represented on the list from that drug store, where balloting continued today.


JUL 22 (Green Bay) - Interesting notes and side-glances which have been pinned to ballot submitted in the Press-Gazette's All Star game poll have cast significant interest upon the vote for the All-America coaches, which will start next Monday. The squad selected, the fan's problem will then will be to choose the mentors they believe most capable of piloting the All Star opponents of the Green Bay Packers. The expression of fans to date indicates that there will be two schools of though through the Northeastern Wisconsin sector. The first will favor the selection of Harry Stuhldreher of Wisconsin, on the ground that he is a brainy leader, a man who knows football, and as a Wisconsin coach is a logical person to lead a Wisconsin professional football team. The second favors the choice of Jim Crowley, Fordham university's great coach, on the basis that Crowley too is a great gridiron leader, is thoroughly versed in the game, and in addition is a native of Green Bay, the championship city, which provides the opposition for the Collegians. Either, obviously, would be an excellent head coach for the College All Stars, and it is going to be more than interesting to see how the ballots fall through this section. Starting Monday on the first sports page of the Press-Gazette, there will be carried an official coaches' ballot. As in the case of the current players' poll, all votes will be wired in regularly to the Chicago Tribune. It is very probable that the balloting for the coaches will far exceed the total votes cast for the players. From this corner, Crowley appears to be the logical choice for the Green Bay fans. It would be a spectacular gesture to a sensational sporting event if a Green Bay man could lead a great All Star team against his hometown professionals. I'll venture the prediction that the Green Bay ballots will give Jimmy a comfortable, if not topheavy, lead. Whether Crowley will hold up better than Stuhldreher in the Northeastern Wisconsin section outside Green Bay is another matter. The Wisconsin coach, extremely popular, is well known through this locality, and he is certain to carve heavily into the totals. Like all elections, the results will best be known when the balloting ceases.


JUL 23 (Green Bay) - The only $3.30 All Star game tickets now on sale anywhere may be obtained at the Packer Legion building ticket headquarters - but prospective purchasers are advised to move quickly. The $3.30 seats are sold out in Chicago, but there still remains a good supply of them in Green Bay and they are located well. If Packer fans desire to obtain these tickets before the remaining ones are recalled by the Chicago Tribune, they are warned to do it at once. The deadline for reserved seats is Aug. 1, and all reservations not picked up by that time will be sent back or otherwise disposed of. The ticket headquarters now is open each day from 9 to 12 and 1 to 5, and Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7 to 9.


JUL 23 (Green Bay) - With the deadline for the casting of votes approaching, Northeastern Wisconsin fans have broken the 1,000-mark in their poll to help select a College All America team to meet the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field Sept. 1. All ballots, to be recorded officially in the big vote, must be in the mail by Saturday night. Sunday morning the final tabulation will be made, wired to the Chicago Tribune - and then the selection of an All Star coach will begin. The Press-Gazette Monday night, and for two weeks thereafter, will print an official coaches' ballot, which fans of this section may use in helping select the guiding mentor to oppose the Packers. The poll for the coaches annually runs much higher than that for the players...STILL COMING IN: Just how high above the 1,000 mark the current vote will run locally is uncertain, but at noon today 1,005 ballots had been turned into the Press-Gazette office. This included another collection of nearly 1,000 from the Corner Drug store ballot box, and several petitions signed by all the way from 15 to 30 persons each. Prospective Packers now are sitting in top positions in all places of the N.E.W. poll except Herb Banet, who was switched from quarterback to halfback in the middle of the voting period, when it appeared that Bud Wilkinson of Minnesota might sign his Packer contract. Banet now is getting votes at both positions. He is running second to Wilkinson among the quarterbacks, and has climbed past Ace Parker among the halfbacks, but still is far out of the runner-up post for the latter position.



JUL 24 (Green Bay) - With 1,305 ballots cast thus far, and many more expected before the All Star players' poll closes at noon tomorrow, Northeastern Wisconsin fans are expressing vigorously their willingness to help some of the new Packers land places on the Collegiate team, which faces the world pro champions at Soldier field Sept. 1. The vote for coaches for the All Star squad starts tomorrow, and Monday an official ballot will be carried in the Press-Gazette. Ballots today poured into the Press-Gazette sports department. One hundred sixteen were sent in from Seymour, the Green Bay Corner Drug store submitted 87 more, and there were several petitions, all filled out with names of the "official" N.E.W. team - Mulleneaux and Daniell at tackles, Lautar and Dahlgren at guards, Bud Svendsen at center, Wilkinson at quarterback, Banet and Peterson at halfbacks and Jankowski at full. All ballots must be in the mail tonight to be counted in the players' poll and it is hoped that the 2,000 figure will be approached. The final wiring of additional votes to the Chicago Tribune will take place tomorrow noon.


JUL 24 (Green Bay) - Many stories are told about Johnny Blood. Like the books read in boyhood, they run in series. There are his Notre Dame stories; his college-other-than-Notre Dame stories; his early professional football stories; his Green Bay Packers stories. Preparing to leave Green Bay for Pittsburgh where he will take over the reins of Art Rooney's Pirates in the NFL, John sat in the lobby of the Astor hotel Friday night and smiled as he said, "They are lies...all lies." He left by automobile this morning. Closer to the truth in every respect is that Johnny has been the most spectacular back who ever wore a Packer uniform. Second only to Verne Lewellen on the team's all-time scoring list, he personally has accounted for 37 touchdowns and two points after touchdown for 224 points. Johnny has only one regret concerning Green Bay. That is missing the testimonial 


banquet at the Columbus club after the title was won last fall. "Art Rooney saw me in New York after the title game," he explains, "and asked me to stop off in Pittsburgh to talk over this job. Plane connections that I had made were shot by fog...and I missed the banquet."...NO MORE BLOOD: John withholds definite comment on the Packer setup this year because new men are always questionable, and the loss of old men, especially of George Sauer's caliber, is a big consideration. Walter Kiesling will be missing from the line (he is Pittsburgh bound as John's assistant), and John himself will not be stretching for anymore of Arnold Herber's passes as a Packer. The man the newspapers dubbed "the vagabond halfback" came to Green Bay in the fall of 1929 and has been pretty firmly rooted here since. In 1934 he was with the Pirates. He played with all four championship teams but looks to the team of 1935 as the greatest Packer aggregation of all time. Of that outfit he says, "We had the toughest schedule and were handicapped by injuries...I still think that we won the championship." That title was lost by the margin of an official's eyelash when he ruled Ade Schwammel's field goal attempt wide in the last game against the Cardinals. Before coming here John played a year each with Pottsville, Minneapolis and Milwaukee, and two years with Duluth. His association with Kiesling dates back to those early pro days. He played with the big guard at both Pottsville and Duluth. John attended fewer colleges than are attributed to him. A short time was spent at Notre Dame, and he had a varsity career at St. John's college, Collegeville, Minn...LAST YEAR'S TEAM: This fall at Pittsburgh he will have last year's lineup, strong contender in the eastern division, almost intact. Most promising of the new players are Basrak, Duquesne's all-America center who is high in the Tribune all-star poll, and Haines, Washington halfback who also is well up on the all-star list. Blood probably will climb into the moleskins occasionally this fall. It will be Matestic who will be throwing the ball, but whoever it is, he will be dangerous with John on the receiving end. He also intends to use Kiesling from time to time. Since Cal Hubbard selected an all-time team in an interview with Henry McLemore, United Press correspondent, early this year, John has been set for a hypothetical game in which he would lead a team against Cal's outfit. Cal had selected a team which he would call together, he said, if $100,000 was at stake - winner take all. It included Dilweg and Hewitt at ends, Lyman and Hubbard at tackles, Michalske and Steve Owen at guards, Mel Hein at center, Molesworth at quarterback, Nevers and Dutch Clark at halfbacks, and Nagurski at fullback...GANTENBEIN ON TEAM: John's team would run like this: Milt Gantenbein would be at right end, and Brick Muller would be on the other side. Muller is a passer as well as a pass receiver. He ran a pro team in Los Angeles in 1926, and before that was one of the highest paid lineman ever to play the game. At tackles would be Pete (Fats) Henry, present Washington and Jefferson athletic director who is revered by the old timers, and Bull Behman, one-time Yellowjacket lineman. "If I had to play him every week, I'd quit." John admitted that Cal had picked the cream of the crop as far as guards were concerned but has an idea he could hold his own with Joe Kopcha, Detroit star who had several seasons with the Bears, and Kiesling. At the center of the line would be Jug Earpe, who did yeoman service for the Packers in the early title years. The backfield would include Benny Friedman at quarter, Cliff Battles, the high stepping Boston-Washington lad at left half, and Clarke Hinkle, who needs no qualifying phrases at full. And John says, "With that $100,000 at stake, I would try that other halfback position myself."...RECALLS MANY THRILLS: John recalled thrills as he dipped into the past. The two biggest, he says, are catching the long pass that turned the tide against Detroit last season, and having his salary raised. John's team will start practice in a public park about seven miles outside of Pittsburgh Aug. 8. His first league opponent will be the revamped Philadelphia eleven Sept. 5. Washington and Brooklyn, the latter with Potsy Clark at the helm, he considers his greatest opposition in the east. Besides playing each Eastern division team twice, the Pirates will meet the Cardinals, Bears and Detroit once. Joe Bach, who coached the Pirates last season and shifted over to Niagara university for 1937, ran the team in the Notre Dame manner. John will use a variation of that system this fall. It probably will be more conservative than many fans anticipate. When Coach Blood becomes a resident of Pittsburgh at the Fort Pitt hotel sometime this weekend, he will have no illusions about picking a championship plumb without a battle. He has had too much experience for that. But the team that does win the Eastern division title is going to find John's team crowding the highway and heading the same way. "My ambition," says John, "is to play the Packers for the championship and win it in an overtime."


JUL 26 (Green Bay) - George Henry Sauer, Packer halfback who recently signed as head coach of the University of New Hampshire, wired Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers today that he is "ready and anxious" to play with the Packers in the All Star game at Soldier field, Chicago, Sept. 1. Lambeau indicated that the Packers will make full use of the popular halfback during the All-American contest. Sauer has been visiting at his home in Lincoln, Neb., and will not report to New Hampshire until after the All Star game.


JUL 26 (Green Bay) - Professional football fans of Northeastern Wisconsin today were asked to help select a squad of coaches to guide the Collegiate All-Americans in their campaign against the Green Bay Packers, National pro champions, at Soldier field, Chicago, on the evening of Sept. 1. The player poll, designed to select the starting lineup which will face the Packers, ended yesterday, with the Press-Gazette's final N.E.W. tabulations being sent into the Chicago Tribune, sponsor of the balloting. An unofficial check of the voting locally indicated that 2,076 ballots were cast, the total going about the 2,000-mark Saturday night, as fans sent in their last selections. A prospective member of the Packer squad - either a man already under contract or one who is expected to sign - led every position. Three squad members were given more than 1,900 votes by N.E.W. backers. They are Bud Svendsen, center from University of Minnesota, who drew the highest individual total with 1,981 votes; Averell Daniell, Pittsburgh tackle, with 1,962; and Merle Wendt, Ohio State end, who drew 1,919.


JUL 26 (Green Bay) - Robert Monnett, 4-year veteran of the Green Bay Packers, will start his fifth team here this fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today in saying that Monnett has agreed to terms with the team. Monnett is a tricky, shifty runner with a deceptive change of pace, and is known as one of the NFL's most effective men in a broken field. He is regarded as extremely fast but actually is one of the slowest backs on the squad, his dodging mannerisms making him appear to run faster than he does. Behind good blocking, Monnett is a constant threat, as attested by his 86 points he has acquired in four years with the squad. He has made eight touchdowns, kicked 21 extra points and scored five field goals, to rank in a tie for seventh place with Lavvie Dilweg on the all-time scoring list. Bobby is one of the most popular men on the Packer squad. His mates joke with him constantly, and call him "Mo-nay" after his French origin. His home is in Detroit, and he is married...STARRED FOR CROWLEY: Monnett, who formerly starred ​under Jim Crowley at Michigan State, weighs about 180 pounds but stands only 5 feet 8 3/4 inches in height. He is the 20th Packer to sign his 1937 contract.


JUL 27 (Green Bay) - Lon Evans, former line bulwark of Texas Christian university, will return for his fifth season with the Green Bay Packers when the first practice is called Aug. 15. Evans, a guard, has agreed to teams for 1937, Coach Lambeau announced today. The powerful veteran, teamed with Tiny Engebretsen last season, made up on one of the most potent guard combinations in the NFL. At the start of the schedule, the Packers' strength at that position was open to some doubt, but the spectacular play of Evans and Engebretsen, who saw the most service at guards, was a distinct factor in the team's championship. Evans weighs 225 pounds and stands two inches over six feet. He played three years of football with T.C.U., and then joined the Packers, teaming up almost immediately with Mike Michalske in another great guard hookup. Lon has an extremely aggressive disposition, plus a willingness to talk it up constantly during the heat of a game. He is a very intelligent player, adept at pulling out to run interference, is a sharp blocker and an experienced diagnostician of plays.


JUL 28 (Chicago) - More than 5,000,000 gridiron fans, around 75,000 of whom who will be here as witnesses, have picked the array of 1936 college aces they expect to whip the professional champion Green Bay Packers in the fourth annual All Star game at Soldier field Sept. 1. Since the big spectacle was introduced by the Chicago Tribune in 1934, no team of collegians has been able to conquer the professional standard bearers, the Chicago Bears the first two years and Detroit's Lions a year ago, but the fans - 5,036,466 of them - have called on 65 stars, five of them members of the All-America, to prove fandom can't be wrong four times in a row. The All-America stars who will be in the starting lineup under the floodlights are big Sam Francis, Nebraska fullback and the leading vote getter with 1,104,372; Gaynell Tinsley, Louisiana State end; tackles Ed Widseth of Minnesota, and Averell Daniell of Pittsburgh and Max Starcevich, Washington guard. Three others of the All-America, Larry Kelly, Yale's brilliant end; center Mike Basrak of Duquesne, and Ray Buivid, halfback from Marquette, will be on the squad. The other starting end will be Merle Wendt of Ohio State. Steve Reid, captain of Northwestern's Big Ten champions, will start at the other guard, Bud Svendsen of Minnesota, was selected to start at center, completing the line. The quarterback at kickoff time will be Vernon Huffman of Indiana, with Bobby LaRue of Pittsburgh and Purdue's John Drake at the halfback positions...HAVE TWO TIES: The collegians have two ties in the account book. The 1934 aggregation held the Bears to a scoreless standoff, and last year's boys gained a 7 to 7 tie with the Lions. The Bears gave the pros the edge in 1935, however, by winning 5 to 0.


JUL 28 (Green Bay) - Two veterans of the 1936 Green Bay Packer championship machine - Champ Seibold, tackle, and Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, guard - have signed for the coming season, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. They are the 22nd and 23rd Packers to sign up for 1937, and they will report with the rest of the squad when practice opens officially Sun., Aug. 15. Both are thoroughly versed in the Packer style of play. Seibold, one of the most perfectly built men in pro football, is a 230-pound giant who understudied left tackle Ernie Smith last season, and was ready for rigorous service whenever he was called upon. Smith, along with Richard (Red) Smith, Packer line coach, worked with Seibold constantly and his work showed great improvement. He stands 6 feet 4 inches in height, is unmarried and makes his home in Oshkosh. While attending Oshkosh high school Seibold ranked as one of the greatest athletes in the history of that institution. His Fox River Valley conference record in the discus - 129 feet 3/4 inches - still stands as the conference mark, and he starred in all other sports. Seibold saw some service with the University of Wisconsin varsity, and played pro ball with Memphis in 1934. Since then he has been with the Bays. Seldom injured and extremely aggressive, Lambeau looks for him to have his best year in 1937. Goldenberg will be starting his fifth season as a Packers, and probably will be used at guard, although he started here in the backfield. He is of stocky, powerful build, measuring 5 feet 10 inches and weighing about 215 pounds. Buckets is another Wisconsin veterans. He is lots of drive, and keep in condition by wrestling during the off-season. Milwaukee is his home, and he's married.


JUL 28 (Milwaukee Journal) - The coaches are next. With balloting on players out of the way, voting opened Tuesday in the Journal poll to select the staff that will direct the all-star college talent in that football spectacle with the Green Bay Packers in Chicago on September 1. Fans in Milwaukee and Wisconsin are invited to select three coaches in order of their preference. Any coach now in the employ of a university or college, anywhere in the land, is eligible to serve except Noble Kiser of Purdue, Frank Thomas of Alabama and Bernie Bierman of Minnesota. Kizer, Thomas and Bierman all are previous winners. Three points in the standings will be awarded for each first place vote, two for second place and one for third place. While the fans will be voting for only three coaches, announcements already have been made that the all-star coaching staff this year will be stepped up to include five members. It is assumed this increase in the number of coaches will be needed to look after the many players who have been invited to play in the game against the Packers. Sixty-five performers whose college activity ended last fall, among them several from the state of Wisconsin, have received invitations to report for training at Northwestern university in Evanston on August 14. Marquette followers already have started a campaign to put Paddy Driscoll over in the coaches' poll. And University of Wisconsin alumni and students may be depended upon to make an organized vote-getting effort in behalf of Harry Stuhldreher.


JUL 29 (Green Bay) - The greatest forward passing combination - Arnold Herber to Donald Huston - will function again for the Green Bay Packers this season, Coach E.L. Lambeau said today in announcing the signing of the veteran halfback and high-scoring end. Hutson's contract arrived by mail today, while Herber signed late yesterday afternoon, in Coach Lambeau's office. Their action boosted the expanding Packer squad to 25. Hutson has blazed a two-year trail through the National pro league which is without precedent in the circuit. Built more like a baseball outfielder than the accepted design for a grid end, many critics predicted that he would not stay long in pro ranks, but he has traveled at top speed through two seasons without the sign of an injury, and with no ailment more serious than a mild attack of appendicitis two years ago. He is the fastest man on the Packer squad, and probably the fastest man in football. Opponents have found him 


practically impossible to cover on forward pass plays, particularly when Arnie Herber was on the pitching end, and together they blazed the Herber to Hutson combination across many a headline during the past two years. Hutson, of super value as a pass receiver, is not used for the tougher end assignments, but usually serves as a decoy when he is not actually delegated to receive an aerial. He set a new National league record for pass reception last season, and in only two years with Green Bay he has scored more touchdowns than any other Packers of all time, except four - Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood, Clarke Hinkle and Curly Lambeau...FIFTH IN SCORING: Hutson stands fifth on the scoring list, with 17 touchdowns and one extra point for a total of 103, six less than Lambeau. He is married, lives at Pine Bluff, Ark., and has a southern accent which can be sliced with a bread knife. Don also carries a droll sense of humor which adds much fun to the Packer trips. He weighs close to 180 pounds, is an inch above six feet, and plays baseball in the south during the summer. He already has starred in one All Star game and is expected to be very active in the 1937 tilt. Hutson has been a particular nemesis to the Chicago Bears, who dread the sight of him. Two years ago, at City stadium, he snared a pass from Herber on the first play after the kickoff and traveled for a touchdown to complete an 83-yard gain and give the Packers an ultimate 7 to 0 victory...GETS TWO PASSES: Later that season he grabbed two Herber passes in the last three minutes of play as the Packers staged a sensational rally to whip the Bears at Wrigley field, 17 to 14. Last year, with the Packers trailing 10 to 0 at Wrigley field, he grabbed off a pass from Herber to score the first Green Bay touchdown of the game, which the Packers eventually won. Football critics have agreed generally that a definite percentage of Hutson's effectiveness would be lost without the strike throwing of Arnold Herber, the black headed, cool throwing, tough right halfback who makes up the pitching half of the combine. Hutson himself always has generously accorded Herber a great share of the credit for their joint accomplishments. The former Alabama end refers to Herber as "Li'l Arnie."...STARRED AT WEST: Herber starred for Green Bay West High school in the middle twenties and was one of the greatest athletes in the history of that school. He led the Purple to two consecutive victories over East, in 1926 and 1927, besides playing regularly on the basketball team and performing brilliantly in track and baseball. Arnie entered the University of Wisconsin, attracting much attention with the Badger frosh, and transferred to Regis college at Denver. He has had six seasons with the Packers, and the most recent one was his best. He stands six feet one inch in height, weighs close to 200 pounds, is married and lives in De Pere. In addition to his passing ability, Herber is one of the best punters on the squad and handles a considerable share of the Packers' kicking. 


JUL 30 (Green Bay) - Henry Bruder, one of the most valuable players ever to wear a Green Bay Packer uniform, signed his 1937 contract late yesterday and will appear at his blocking quarterback position against the All Americans Sept. 1, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. "Hard Luck Hank" no longer, after playing several seasons without a serious injury, Bruder is one of the real veterans of the  Packer gridiron machine, and is one of the few remaining Packers who played during the first championship era. Bruder was a member of the Green Bay squad in 1931, when it swept to its third consecutive national title. He was one of the key men in the 1936 campaign, and was highly instrumental in the National league championship. Playing at an obscure position, rarely carrying the ball and not attracting the attention of many fans, his pile drive blocking and sledgehammer tackling were invaluable in smashing up opposing attacks, and in opening the lanes for Green Bay balltoters. Players of other teams will admit without hesitation that Bruder hits them as hard as ever they have been smacked. Although he has six full season of National league play behind him, including many a 60-minute game at his arduous position, his 1936 performance perhaps was his greatest and it is difficult to see how the team would have performed as well without him. Bruder is adept at quick kicking, and utterly lacks the capacity to hit an opponent easily. He knows football from the chalk lines up, and is flawless on defense. In addition, he is a great pass receiver, and has snagged many a short toss over the line while distracted enemy backs were chasing Don Hutson and Johnny Blood through the farther pastures...STARRED WITH WILDCATS: Hank starred as an undergraduate at Northwestern university, where he won frequent all-America mention. His hometown is Pekin, Ill., but for six years he has made his home in Green Bay, operating a tire shop. He stands an even six feet in height and usually weighs about 200. With Bruder in the fold, the Packer squad to date totals 25.



JUL 31 (Green Bay) - George Svendsen, bruising veteran center of the Green Bay Packers, and his kid brother, Earl (Bud) Svendsen, late of the University of Minnesota, today signed their 1937 contracts with the Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced. Both play the pivot position. Both are products of Coach Bernie Bierman's great Minnesota gridiron dynasty. Both will appear in the All Star game at Soldier field, Chicago, Sept. 1 - George as regular center of the Packers, and Bud in the starting lineup of the College All-Americans. Both are married. There's still another Svendsen. Eddie, youngest of the three, will be a sophomore center at Minnesota this fall. The return of George Svendsen to the Packers lineup set at rest rumors that the big center - he weighs around 230 - might follow George Henry Sauer to New Hampshire as assistant coach. George recently went into business in Green Bay, operating a gasoline station, and this angle, coupled with his desire to appear again with the national champions, led to his signing. George Svendsen is regarded as one of the most promising of the National league's younger stars. He has completed two seasons with Green Bay and last year was a tower of strength as the Packers rolled to their world title. Exceptionally alert on pass defense - he averaged almost one interception per game - a deadly tackler and a steam roller on interference, a brilliant pro football future has been forecast for him. The Svendsens' home is in Minneapolis, although George now is a year-around resident here. George is one of the tallest men on the Packer squad, measuring 6 feet 4 inches, and he is gaining weight by the month. He broke into the Oregon State frosh lineup with Ade Schwammel, but transferred after that year to Minnesota, where he starred for two varsity seasons. Bud Svendsen was regarded as one of the best center, if not the best in collegiate football last season. Coach Dick Haney said he was the best he had seen. He plays an extremely aggressive game, is strong as an ox and covers a world of territory on defense...ROOM TO GROW: Bud weighs about 192 pounds and has lots of fame for expansion. He made a spectacular showing in the recent All Star players' poll, and the Svendsen versus Svendsen combination already is attracting much publicity. He is added to a super-strong Packer center corps which also includes, besides George, All America Darrell Lester of Texas Christian and Frank Butler, former Michigan State. Twenty-seven Packers now are signed, and the roster for 1937 is now complete. The first official practice will be held at 10 o'clock in the morning two weeks from today.


JUL 31 (Chicago) - Charles (Gus) Dorais, University of Detroit football coach, continued to pace the field today in the poll to select a staff of mentors for the All Star squad of collegians who will play the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field the night of Sept. 1. Dorais had polled 91,648 first place votes, 1,593 second place choices and 1,172 thirds. Other point leaders: Lynn Waldorf, Northwestern, 31,899; Pete Vaughan, Wabash, 30,312; Bo McMillin, Indiana, 16,746; Jock Sutherland, Pittsburgh, 14,618; Elmer Layden, Notre Dame, 14,551; Francis Schmidt, Ohio State, 11,618.



AUG 2 (Green Bay) - Ade Schwammel and Tony Paulekas, tackle and guard respectively on the 1936 Green Bay Packer championship team, will appear with the Packers against the College All-Americans at Soldier field Sept. 1, but will not remain with the squad for the NFL season, Coach E.L. Lambeau indicated today. "The Packers have been unable to come to terms with either Schwammel or Paulekas," Lambeau said. "Ade wants more money than we fell we can afford to give him, and Tony says he has a coaching opportunity, in addition to not being satisfied with our best figure. These men will join the squad when practice starts, but will leave for their homes after the All Star game."...LOSS TO BE FELT: The loss of Schwammel, by far the better known of the pair, probably will be felt more keenly than that of Paulekas, although the tough, husky Washington and Jefferson ex-captain made a satisfactory debut with the Packers last season. Schwammel, who won national recognition and all-America honors at Oregon State in 1933, has completed three seasons with Green Bay. He has been regarded as the regular right tackle, alternating with Lou Gordon during the 1936 season. One other member of the championship team, George Henry Sauer, also will appear only in the All Star game. He has accepted a position as athletic director at the University of New Hampshire. The announcement concerning 


Schwammel and Paulekas clarifies the contract situation to a considerable extent. The only members of last year's team who remain unsigned are Ernie Smith, tackle; Wayland Becker, end; Cal Clemens, blocking quarterback; and Gordon. Lambeau is dickering with these men and hopes to come to terms with most of them during the next week or 10 days...REPORT AT STADIUM: In the meantime, the Packer coach has issued orders to each prospective squad member to report at City stadium Saturday morning, Aug. 14, at 10 o'clock, in good physical condition. "It's going to be mighty tough on the boys who don't report in good shape," he commented. All members of the Packer team except the three who will play with the All Americans - Eddie Jankowski, fullback; Averell Daniell, tackle; and Bud Svendsen, center - are expected to report. These three exceptions will join the Packers immediately after the big game. Svendsen, Jankowski and Daniell are already signed.


AUG 3 (Green Bay) - Directors , executive board members and officers of Green Bay Packers, Inc., were reelected as stockholders of the corporation held their annual meeting last night at the Brown County courthouse. Leland H. Joannes again will serve as president; Fred C. Leicht was named vice-president; Frank J. Jonet, treasurer; and George W. Calhoun, secretary. These comprise the executive board with A.B. Turnbull, Gerald F. Clifford, Emil R. Fischer and H.J. Bero. In addition to reelecting the officials, stockholders heard Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau's comments on the approaching season, with a discussion of prospective material; accepted Treasurer Jonet's financial report for the last year; and talked over the current stadium and ticket situation. There will be advance in the price of seats for 1937, and the same stadium setup will prevail except that the box seat section on the south side of the stadium has been extended back through sections E and F, all the way to the broadcasting booths. This means that box sears will be confined to these two sections. Treasurer Jonet's report revealed a favorable balance as the 1937 season nears. Coach Lambeau's comments on his 1937 squad were received with interest. "We expect to have about everyone back from the championship team except Johnny Blood and Walt Kiesling," Lambeau said. "Once the All Star is completed we shall lose two linemen - Ade Schwammel and Tony Paulekas - with whom we have been unable to come to terms."...REPLACEMENTS LOOK GOOD: "We have lot of young replacements. Around the center of the line, at center and guard, we have Bud Svendsen of Minnesota, who will start for the All-Americans; Darrell Lester, Texas Christian's great 225-pound center; and Zud Schammel of Iowa, rated by many coaches the greatest guard who ever played the game. Lyle Sturgeon, 267-pounder from North Dakota State, or Averell Daniell, all-American from Pittsburgh, may be the answer to our tackle situation. If both Merle Wendt of Ohio State and Carl Mulleneaux of Utah Aggies report at ends, we should be well fixed in that department. The pick of our new backs apparently are Ray Peterson, a tough boy from San Francisco, and Eddie Jankowski, University of Wisconsin fullback who is a member of the All Star squad. So taking last year's team as a nucleus, and adding this fine new material, and possessing the proper team spirit plus the breaks, we may stand a good chance of repeating for the title."...PRAISES WESTERN TRIP: Lambeau vigorously defended the west coast trip, which gives the Packers a chance to experiment with plays and try out new men. Queried as to the Packers' chances in the All Star game, he shrugged. "We may win it 21 to 0, or lose it by the same score," he said. "The All Americans have six complete teams, and they can start scrimmaging earlier, because they are training for only one game and injuries mean little. In addition they have the cream of the country's coaches on their staff. We aren't overconfident by any means." Changes in the stadium met with the stockholders' approval. Some 5,000 seats have been added, and toilet facilities installed. In addition, a practice field, directly east of the East high school practice area, is being built and will prove a great boon to the squad, Lambeau said.


AUG 4 (Green Bay) - All tickets for the All Star football game at Soldier field Sept. 1, which are unsold by Sunday, Aug. 15, will be returned to Chicago, E.A. Spachmann, Packer ticket sales director, announced today in urging football fans to pick up their seats without delay. Tickets priced at $3.30 and $2.20 now are on sale at the Packer ticket headquarters, Legion building, and the $3.30 seats are the only ones available anywhere, Spachmann said...BUSY LOOKING AHEAD: Although the home season ticket campaign has not yet opened, the sales headquarters is busy making preparations for this annual Packer function. Circular letters for distribution to past season ticket holders now are being prepared, and these will be mailed out with return postcards. Holders of season tickets in other years will have the opportunity of getting the same seats, or other seats if they desire them. More information on the season ticket campaign will be released later.


AUG 4 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers is seeing Bears already. Not in his sleep, but awake. There is one consolation, however; it was a dead Bear, not a live one. Curly came into the Press-Gazette office with a story of seeing a dead black bear along North Quincy street near the Metropolitan Sewage plant. He said he had been driving in from his cottage, and plainly saw the bear right beside the road. But he didn't stop to investigate, because he didn't like Bears, alive or dead...NOT CHICAGO BEAR: Curly was positive it wasn't a Chicago Bears. "It wasn't big enough," he said. "It only weighed about 120 pounds." Investigation along the road failed to locate such a bear. The nearest thing to it was a strong stench near the city dump, but further sleuthing traced its source to a pair of fermenting garbage. Faced with this statement, Curly was still certain he saw a bear. Several other men came along and stopped and also examined the critter, he said...WHO'S AFRAID, ETC.: No explanation was found yet today as to where the carcass had gone or where it had come from. As far as was known there were no circuses or carnivals passing through here in the last few days. Since there are those who would question Curly's tale, it was hoped anyone knowing the whereabouts of the dead bear at present would reveal such information. There is one thing Curly was certain about, however; that there will be a horde of real Bears in Green Bay on Sunday, Sept. 19.


AUG 5 (Green Bay) - Gus Dorais, University of Detroit football coach who is getting a big play in the balloting for the All Star mentor at Chicago, would be a wise selection, according to Edwin B. Dooley, sportswriter of the New York Sun. In a recent article Dooley gave Dorais a big play, as follows: "If Dorais is elected, professional football will be in for a merry evening when the former collegians meet the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field. Dorais, one of the shrewdest coaches in the game, is aerial minded, yet he has never permitted his forward passing game to overshadow the importance of formidable line play. Schooled in the game in the days when emphasis was on the work of the forward wall, he insists on building rugged and aggressive barriers in front of his backs. If football fans appreciate the task ahead of the collegians, they will cast their votes for Dorais. The all-star eleven will have to outpass one of the best passing attacks in professional football. The Green Bay Packers last season had the most highly developed aerial offense in the professional game. With Arnold Herber tossing the pigskin and Don Hutson, the spectacular of a number of capable receivers, catching the passes, they forced their way through to the championship. It was largely a journey by air, and that's the way they may travel when they run into the former collegians. In football it has been demonstrated repeatedly that there is only one way to thwart a well-developed aerial offense, and that is to have a better aerial offense. A single pass is more valuable than a dozen line thrusts, and the pass burns up far less energy. If the all-stars hope to combat the overhead tosses of the Packers they will need an aerial artist like the astute Dorais to provide them with the blueprints. The Detroit coach is a masterful teacher. He knows the game as few men do, and he has the patience and the thoroughness to carry through on those meticulous refinements that spell success in the delicate business of timing. Dorais on short notice would give the collegians an attack that would keep the professional stepping all game. The passing game, to be really effective, must be rehearsed over a period of weeks, with the same man receiving. Under such circumstances the passer and receiver develop a sixth sense, that makes possible those beautiful completions you walk about for years. With the all stars, Dorais, assuming he is elected head man, will have to work fast. He can't be expected to do the impossible, but it is The Sun man's belief that he will do a better job than any other mentor in the business. Dorais has talked, slept, planned and plotted passing attacks all his life, and he has tricks up his sleeve that spell touchdowns. If the all stars face the Packers without an aerial game of merit, college football will look sad. If Dorais, on the other hand, has the right to direct proceedings things at worst will be not be bad, and there is a chance the collegians may surprise the Packers. Dorais' teams are considered impossible to scout properly. His passing game is so subtly devised it takes a camera eye to tell what has happened. Dorais will not overlook defense under any circumstances. Detroit teams are notoriously difficult to score on, and the records show that over the last few seasons most of the touchdowns made against Detroit have been accomplished by the overhead route. With the kind of talent Dorais would have at his disposal for the all-star clash, he could employ plays that would be a revelation to coaches as well as fans and give the spectators a show never seen before."



AUG 6 (Green Bay) - The world premiere of "Pigskin Champions", a Pete Smith sport short featuring the Green Bay Packers, National professional title holders, will be shown in the Orpheum theater here next Friday, Aug. 13, it was announced today. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which produced the film, has selected the home of the Packers as the most logical place for the picture's world premiere...FANS ARE INTERESTED: Green Bay and Northern Wisconsin generally, including the Fox river valley, has been intensely interested in the showing of the film ever since it was announced in California last March that the world champions would appear for M-G-M. Several weeks of hard work were spent by the Packers preparing the short, and thousands of feet of film were exposed. Since that time the studio has been bust trimming down and arranging the sequences for public showing this fall. Just what scenes will be used is not known, and the Packers themselves are curious as anyone. It is possible that a preview will be arranged for members of the football squad.


AUG 6 (Green Bay) - No combination of the best looking talent Hollywood can dig up would provide as interesting cinema fare for football fans of Green Bay and Northern Wisconsin as the big, burly cast of "Pigskin Champions", which will appear at the Orpheum theater late next week. The film has been awaited locally ever since mid-winter, when it was announced that Green Bay's championship football team would appear in one of Pete Smith's sport shorts in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lot. Many hours were spent in taking pictures of the professional champs, and even the players do not know which scenes will be used, and which omitted. The Hollywood movie executives displayed particular interest in the exceptional talents of the Packers - that is, the things they could do that the average football team couldn's. "We have a halfback who can throw a football with deadly accuracy for fifty or sixty yards," Coach Curly Lambeau told them, and they demanded to see him. Herber was trotted out and made to exhibit his throwing wing. "We have six backs who can punt better than 75 yards, and within a small landing area," Lambeau said, and again Pete Smith insisted upon proof. So the Packer punters lines up for another demonstration. Clarke Hinkle spent all afternoon filing down his punts so that they'd roll outside in the "coffin" corner. He had to kick in a high wind, too. Herber had to sail a forward pass accurately through a suspended pane of glass. At one time a California rain, believe it or not, set in and the entire squad was moved indoor, where a sound stage was turned over for its use, and a complete gridiron constructed.



AUG 9 (Green Bay) - The probable selection of Gus Dorais as All Star coach to pilot the All-Americans against the Green Bay Packers drew a hearty second from Earl (Dutch) Clark, newly appointed head coach of the Detroit Lions. Interviewed by W.W. Edgar in the Detroit Free Press, Clark praised Dorais' attributes and predicted a great contest between the Packers and their ex-collegiate foes. The interview follows: BY W.W. EDGAR: Judging him by his youthful appearance and his heavy coat of tan, one would have suspected him of being a lifeguard enjoying a few hours away from the beach. But when Earl (Dutch) Clark, the new head coach of the Lions, pulled up a chair and started to talk football, you forgot the time of the day and suddenly realized that here was a very serious minded individual bent on making a success of a new venture. Unmindful of the weather outside, which was better suited to swimming and golf than it was to heavy shoulder pads and moleskins, Dutch, who had just arrived to prepare for the opening practice sessions of the Lions, was eager to talk football in general, endorse Gus Dorais for the position of head coach of the College All Stars, and the Detroit Lions in particular. "I don't believe s sounder choice of coaches for the All-Star team could be made," he remarked, while extolling the teaching ability of Dorais. "Gus seems to have the uncanny knack of coming up with good teams year after year and he does it with the material that doesn't look any too good when the work starts."...WHIPS UP TEAM: Clark smiled a bit, perhaps in contemplation of the task that lies ahead of him in selecting the varsity team of the Lions. "I've been around Detroit for three years," he pointed out, "and in that time I've watched Dorais working. Honestly, I don't know how he does it. I've gone out to the stadium and looked at the squad and walked away wondering just how a team could be whipped out of the kids. Yet, when time for the first game rolls around," he went on, "Gus always comes up with a team that will hold its own in fast company. How he does it always has been a marvelous thing to me. What's more, Gus not only has a good looking team, but one that will give you plenty of action. It's the kind of a team that is always doing things - always on the attack and eager to lug that ball around."...WOULDN'T KNOCK PACKERS: Asked how he thought Dorais would fare if given the chance to pit his system against the Green Bay Packers, Clark wavered for just a second. After all, he was a coach in the NFL and he didn't want to say anything that could be construed as damaging to the cause of the pro champions. "With Gus coaching the All Stars," Clark explained, "it should be a whale of a game. Gus will give the Packers plenty to look at. He's got a good overhead attack and the mere fact that he stresses passing is proof enough that he knows how to erect a defense for the overhead style of play." Did he think this would give Dorais an edge, Clark was asked. "Well, I wouldn't exactly say that," he answered. "You see those things work two ways. Gus has a sound overhead game. That is, he teaches some great passing and thus, naturally, has a sound defense for them. But don't forget the Packers will be much the same. In Herber and Hutson, they have a good passing combination. But they also have a good defense. That's why I think it will be a whale of a game, should Gus be named coach of the All Stars."...18 DAYS LONG ENOUGH: Clark also disagreed with those who believe that Dorais will be at a disadvantage in having only 18 days in which to teach the All-Stars the system he would employ. "Eighteen days should be time enough to weld a team," Dutch confided. "After all, he'll have lots of good material on hand, fellows who know what the game is all about and it won't take long to grasp Dorais' ideas. And the Packers will do likewise. The only advantage, if any, lies in the fact that the collegians may arise to a higher emotional peak. They'll be younger, still filled with the desire to play, while to the Packers it might be just another football game. This is taking nothing away from the Packers. They'll be ready, but a fellow sort of loses that emotional something after he's been around for a time."...GUS LOGICAL MAN: But Clark, while not saying anything against either team, insisted that Dorais was the logical man to coach the collegians. "Gus will play the Packers at their own game, and it should be a whale of a game. I known Gus will make it that way. For he can do more with less material than anyone I ever saw. And I know he'll do a good job with the material he'll have available on the All Star squad." About his own job, Dutch was a little more outspoken. He's looking forward with eagerness to making a success of his first venture as a coach, but not without a little doubt. "I feel much like a sophomore going back to pull down his first punt," Dutch said. "I'm eager and willing and enthused, but I don't know just what is going to happen."...CAPTAIN OF WEST: "I remember one year in the East-West game on the coast, I was the captain of the West team. I had been chosen from Colorado and our type of play was a bit slower than that in the East or on the coast. I found that one in a hurry. I remember well the first time in that game that I dropped back in the safety position. The opponents punted. The ball sailed high and went only about 30 yards. I tried to be a big shot and came racing in to catch the ball. But just as I got to it, two fellows got me. I went one way and the ball went the other. And that's how I feel now, about being a head coach. It's like that day I went down under a punt. I've got a lot of confidence, but I'll feel a lot better after the season gets underway." Asked about the Lions, Clark said, "We're going to have a lot of flashy backs, but our line may not be as strong as it should. But I hope we'll be up there." No one ever spoke with more sincerity of purpose, and regardless of the success that may come his way in the fall, no one ever could accuse Dutch Clark of going out on the limb in the middle of the summer.


AUG 9 (Green Bay) - With the deadline - next Sunday - less than a week away, there still remain some $3.30 All Star game tickets for sale at the Legion building Packer ticket headquarters, E.A. Spachmann, director of sales, announced today. "If these tickets are not purchased by next weekend," said Spachmann, "they will be sent back to Chicago, and it will be very difficult for Green Bay people to get good seats thereafter."...ONLY ONES LEFT: The $3.30 seats now available here are the only ones remaining anywhere, as they have been sold out completely in Chicago. A number of requests for $3.30 tickets have come in from Milwaukee, but the supply is not yet sold out. "A lot of people are going to be running around looking for tickets the week before the All Star game," Spachmann predicted, "and unless they act promptly, they won't be able to get accommodations."


AUG 9 (Green Bay) - August (Mike) Michalske, former Guard of the Century while with the Green Bay Packers, and last season assistant coach at Lafayette university, has not signed a Packer contract for 1937, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. "Despite rumors to the contrary, we have not signed Michalske," Lambeau said. "We are dickering with him, and it is possible that we shall come to terms." Lambeau was a busy man today, as the Packers will launch their practice season next Saturday morning, and there is a wealth of detail to clear away. The vanguard of the outside men is beginning to appear. Herman Schneidman, blocking back, has arrived in town, along with Buckets Goldenberg, and Joe Laws is expected tomorrow. Another arrival due Tuesday is Lyle Sturgeon, giant North Dakota State tackle, who Lambeau hopes will solve some of the tackle problems.


AUG 9 (Green Bay) - Mike Michalske signed a Green Bay Packer contract at 11:25 this morning in the office of Coach Lambeau. Michalske will serve as player and assistant coach.


AUG 10 (Green Bay) - All members of the Green Bay Packer football squad who are or by that time will be under contract, will report to their training headquarters next Saturday morning at 10 o'clock to get their uniforms and submit to a physical examination, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. At the same time Lambeau announced that Lou Gordon, right tackle, and Wayland Becker, right end, have signed with the Green Bay professional team for 1937. The Packer gridiron battalion will swing into practice formation for the first time on Saturday, and will conduct a strenuous conditioning program over the entire weekend. Once started, the men never will relinquish their efforts into December, when their 1937 National league efforts will lead either to the end of the schedule or to another championship playoff game. A training table will be established for the entire squad, Lambeau announced. Three meals a day will be served the Packers at the Beaumont hotel, and lodging headquarters will be set up at the Hotel Northland. "We want to see the men eat the right food, and that they have the proper kind of beds," Lambeau explained. The matter of regulating the players' diet of course will fall to Trainer Dave Woodward. Quarterback Hank Bruder, one of the squad's real veterans, will serve as liaison officer between the men and the commissary. He will help Woodward in 

carrying out the desired diet and will handle any complaints or disputes which may arise...GIVEN TO GANTENBEIN: The matter of regulating the living quarters will fall to end Milt Gantenbein, another Packer veteran, who will add to these duties the task of helping the new men get acquainted with the older players during the early days of the season. Another task will be that of taking charge of all rules meeting, and that assignment will fall to halfback Arnold Herber. A new practice field for the Packers is being completed at the east end of the East high school practice area, and will be ready for use Saturday. Goal posts will be installed and Lambeau also is having a set of six padded posts arranged, in the positions of a defensive six-man line. The team will be able to use these posts in working out offensive assignments, instead of having six Packers standing idle, as formerly. The stadium is being painted, and will be resplendent when the first home game is played. Backs of the box seats will be red, the seats will be tan and the floors grey. The training house also is painted internally, and is outfitted with lockers...SEVERAL ON HAND: The infiltration of Packer players began this week, and several now are on hand. Halfback Ray Peterson and guard Russ Letlow, two San Francisco products, arrived from the coast yesterday, and Swede Johnston, who has been working on a St. Louis golf course, also arrived. Joe Laws and Lyle Sturgeon were expected today. Saturday's physical examination will deal principally with the heart, Lambeau said. "We will make sure that every man is in the pink of condition, as regards his heart," he said. The return of 


Gordon bolsters to some extent the tackle situation, which has been doubtful with the failure of several regulars to come to terms with the Packers. Although Lambeau expects Ernie Smith to sign, Ade Schwammel has announced his retirement. Fortunately, Gordon saw considerable experience at right tackle with the Packers last season, and he played exceptional football with the team on his western trip. He is a former University of Illinois star and saw seven years of pro football with the Chicago Cardinals and Brooklyn. He weighs close to 245 pounds, stands 6 feet 4 1/1 inches, and is one of the most aggressive men on the squad. He keeps up a constant chatter, whether in the game or on the bench, and unless one of the new men come through, he may be Green Bay's regular right tackle this season...STARRED AT MARQUETTE: Becker, a member of one of Green Bay's best known athletic families, starred first at East high and then at Marquette university, before playing with the Chicago Bears and Brooklyn Dodgers. He is an exceptional punter, but as the Packers are well fortified in this department, his service with the Bays has been confined to work at the end post. Becker weighs about 185 pounds, and is six feet tall. He plays an extremely aggressive game.



AUG 11 (Green Bay) - Ernest F. Smith, former all-America tackle at the University of Southern California and for two seasons a mainstay of the Green Bay Packer line, came to terms with Coach E.L. Lambeau today. He will leave Los Angeles by plane Friday night and will arrive here at noon Saturday. The signing of Smith takes a terrific load from the Packers' 1937 tackle situation. An All-American as a college player, Ernie also won all-pro honors last season, when his whirlwind play was a sensation of the league. He didn't have a poor game all season, and his driving, vigorous, aggressive work on offense and defense made him a plague to all Green Bay's opposition. In addition to his exceptional line play, Smith has blossomed out as the National league's most dependable placement kicker. He didn't miss an extra point boot all season, except one at Detroit when the pass from center was fumbled. In only two seasons with Green Bay he has kicked 30 extra points and five field goals, to rank 18th, without a touchdown, on the Packer all-time scoring list. He is only three points behind Myrt Basing of the 1923-26 era...BACK TO CALIFORNIA: Ernie's wife will accompany him east, but will return to California after the All Star game. He is engaged in the insurance trust business in Los Angeles. Smith weighs 225 pounds, is 27 years old, and stands two inches above six feet. While at U.S.C. he was the most publicized lineman in the country, particularly after the Southern California-Notre Dame gang of 1932, when his great play enabled the Trojans to snap the long Irish victory string at South Bend.


AUG 11 (Green Bay) - A new tackle, Walter Bartanen of Bessemer, Mich., former Ferris college lineman, has accepted terms with the Green Bay Packers this season, and already is in the city, getting himself into condition. The Packers are straggling into town, their number steadily increasing as the squad prepares to launch practice next Saturday for the All Star game. The team is not permitted an official practice session before Saturday, but the training room is open, and a number of the men are working privately to improve their condition before drills start. At various times yesterday afternoon 15 squad members worked out, including all of the Green Bay residents. Others were expected to take advantage of the training facilities today. All they do is exercise, run a bit and take advantage of the blazing mid-summer sun as a conditioner. Most of the men here now appear in excellent condition. Year-around Green Bay residents, some of whom have been working out all summer, include Wayland Becker, Tiny Engebretsen, Hank Bruder, Clarke Hinkle, Arnold Herber, Mike Michalske, Paul Miller and Milt Gantenbein. Yesterday afternoon at one time or another also appeared the veterans Herman Schneidman, Russ Letlow, Buckets Goldenberg and Swede Johnston, all in the pink of condition. Three freshmen were on hand - Ray Peterson, the San Francisco halfback; Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State tackle; and Bartanen. Sturgeon, a tremendous fellow apparently in excellent shape, and Bartanen, who is carrying a little extra heft but is working it down rapidly, are two of the men who may be called upon to help plug the tackle gap left by Ade Schwammel. Peterson is a tough and speedy looking back who weighs around 185 and is supposed to be a hot kicker, although the Packers aren't working with the football yet. Richard (Red) Smith, assistant coach, will arrive Saturday, Coach Lambeau announced, in time to assist with the opening drill. Sunday's session will be a stiff one, with the afternoon program devoted to the photographers. Several newspapers will have their men present, and the Packers will be togged out in their new uniforms for the occasion.



AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer squad, which will launch practice Saturday for the All Star game at Soldier field Sept. 1, is beginning to take shape, as the players, ordered to report this weekend, arrive in the city. Four more Packers reached Green Bay late yesterday, when George Sauer, halfback; Joe Laws, halfback; Bernard Scherer, end; and Herb Banet, quarterback, checked into Milt Gantenbein, in charge of housing arrangements. Sauer, Laws and Scherer are veterans of the Packer squad, while Banet, a rangy, 6-foot-2 individual, starred for three years with Manchester college. A number more men are expected to arrive late today and early tomorrow, as Coach E.L. Lambeau anticipates having every one of his men in uniform on Saturday. He has had no word that anyone will be delayed, and the entire squad will assemble this weekend, barring three promising recruits - Eddie Jankowski, Averell Daniell and Bud Svendsen - who will report to the All-Americans at Chicago. There will be nothing of interest to the spectators in Saturday morning's drill, as the program will be confined to issuing uniforms, checking weights and taking physical examinations. In the afternoon the Packers will be trotted out for their first official drill, and an all-day "sudden death" session is on tap for Sunday...LOOK PRETTY, PLEASE: Routine drill will be conducted Sunday morning, and the afternoon will be devoted to taking pictures, with representatives and several newspapers on hand. The team will be attired in its new uniforms for the occasion, and will be at the field around 2 o'clock. The Packers who already are on hand are taking daily individual conditioning workouts, as the training quarters are open for their use. The rain yesterday handicapped most of them, and they spent most of the time sitting around their hotels, swapping stories and getting acquainted with the new men. Eleven Packers as yet haven't arrived. Don Hutson is at home in Arkansas, and probably will head northward on Friday. Carl Mulleneaux and Fred McKenzie are driving eastward from Salt Lake City, Utah, and Lou Gordon is working in Chicago. Champ Seibold, employed in Oshkosh, has yet to put in an appearance...ERNIE FLIES EAST: Ernie Smith will leave Los Angeles by plane Friday night, and will be in Green Bay in time for Saturday afternoon's workout. Lon Evans is presumably on his way north from Fort Worth, Tex. No word has been heard from Zud Schammel, the Iowa guard, and he probably will drive here from Iowa City tomorrow. Frank Butler is enjoying the sensation of being a brand new father in Chicago, and will remain with his wife as long as possible. Darrell Lester, the T.C.U. all-America center, 238 pounds of beef, is expected to arrive with Evans, and Bob Monnett will pull in from Michigan within the next 24 hours. This will complete the squad.


AUG 12 (Hopkinsville, KY) - This rabid baseball town bade farewell today to "Red" Smith, manager of the Hopkinsville Hoppers, now leading the Kitty league, who will leave to return to the professional league gridiron wars. He is assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers. He was presented with varied gifts and was guest of honor at a luncheon.


AUG 12 (Green Bay) - George Halas, head coach of the Chicago Bears and for many seasons an arch-enemy of the Green Bay Packers, today started a series of All Star game discussions in the Chicago Tribune. His first article follows: BY GEORGE HALAS (HEAD COACH, CHICAGO BEARS): This is the first time that I concede the All-Stars a better than even chance to defeat the NFL champions, but that concession is made with a qualifying "if". If Green Bay goes into that game weighted down with the same self-satisfaction or overconfidence which has characterized other title holders in this annual charity classic at Soldiers' field, they're in for trouble. If the Packers go in there chesty - repeating "We're the champs" to themselves - they'll be known as Wisconsin's "cheese champions" thereafter...TEAM IS STRONGEST: The point I want to get across is that this year's All-Star squad is the strongest ever assembled and the Green Bay team is in for a great big evening. My sympathies naturally are with the Packers. I'd like to see them chase the All-Stars right through Gate H into Lake Michigan, but that doesn't blind me to the advantages of the collegiate squad. The All-Star squad has many advantages, not the least of which is the moral, spiritual, verbal and physical support of their athletic director, Arch Ward. Arch is supposedly a neutral party. Actually, he is about as neutral as Joe Louis was with Jim Braddock..FRANCIS IS DYNAMITE: This year's All-Star team has greater offensive possibilities than any of those of the past. According to Link Lyman, line coach at Nebraska, Sam Francis, the big fullback, is 200 pounds of dynamite, which may suddenly explode in the Packers' faces. With Francis, Huffman, Drake and La Rue, the offensive of the All-Stars is easily the most formidable in the history of the game. I've watched all of those boys in action and they have so much stuff that I'd like to have the entire backfield with the Bears. Tomorrow we'll cast an eye over the All-Stars' possibilities and analyze the unique advantages of the squad. From there we'll proceed to a discussion of the potential headache for the All-Stars in the mighty offense which the Packers will release against them. That will include some comment about the passing combination of Arnold Herber and Don Hutson. Until you've seen those boys in action you really haven't see forward passing and receiving.


AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The Packers, by an eyelash, missed getting Jim (Sweet) Musick, pile-driver back of the Boston Redskins, now the Washington pro team, this week. Musick obtained his release from Boston and agreed to terms with the Packers. While playing badminton at his Santa Ana, Calif., home. Musick threw his ailing knee out of joint, and wired Coach Curly Lambeau that he has decided to retire from professional football. He is sheriff of Orange Country, in which Santa Ana is situated...Anyone who thinks that the Philadelphia backfield this season will consist of the Ritz brothers and Shirley Temple is making a vast mistake. The Eagles, who meet the Packers at Milwaukee Nov. 14, are loaded for trouble.



AUG 13 (Green Bay) - When the Green Bay Packers open their practice schedule officially at City stadium tomorrow morning, Coach E.L. Lambeau believes that all but four of the men who rode with the team to the national championship in 1936 will be missing. He expects to have 31 in uniform by Saturday afternoon, his total including 22 who saw action in 1936. The list of recruits who will start working out for regular positions does not include four men who are drilling with the All-Americans at Chicago - Eddie Jankowski, Wisconsin fullback; Averell Daniell, Pittsburgh tackle; Earl (Bud) Svendsen, Minnesota center; and Ken Nelson, Illinois end. The four Packers who saw service in 1936 but will not be in uniform this season are the following: Johnny Blood, halfback, new head coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates.Walt Kiesling, guard, assistant coach at Pittsburgh. Ade Schwammel, tackle, retired. Cal Clemens, blocking quarterback, unable to agree on terms. To fill the shoes of those capable veterans, Lambeau has as likely a collection of young men as ever tried out with Green Bay. How many of them will be able to nudge out the veterans for regular berths with the team is problematical, but one thing is certain already - several of them have outstanding talent. One question mark remains among the veterans - Tony Paulekas. Tony, a promising guard last season, who also can take a turn at center, has been undecided about competing, but Lambeau expects him to report for the All Star game, and possibly to remain for the season. Blood and Kiesling, of course, naturally did not return when they landed the Pittsburgh jobs, and Clemens hasn't been able to come to terms with the corporation. Ade Schwammel has given "retirement" as his reasons for not competing, but the fact of the matter is that he's expecting an addition to his family next month, and doesn't want to leave California. Arrivals yesterday included Bob Monnett, who came over from Michigan, and two southern boys - Lon Evans, veteran T.C.U. guard and the fleet Don Hutson, Alabama end. The only men missing at noon today were Lou Gordon, Fred McKenzie, Champ Seibold, Ernie Smith, Zud Schammel, Frank Butler and Darrell Lester. Here's a pre-training season glance at the Packer squad situation, regards the newcomers:

ENDS - One candidate without previous professional service, in Ken Nelson, University of Illinois. A big, promising boy, Nelson, is rated by Coach Lambeau as a player likely to stick in professional football. Included in a wing corps which also has the veterans Milt Gantenbein, Don Hutson, Bernard Scherer and Wayland Becker.

TACKLES  - Four lively newcomers. Averell Daniell, all-America and highly publicized, with the All Stars at Chicago, won't report until after the big game. Lyle Sturgeon, 264-pound husky from North Dakota State. Walt Bartanen, 263-pounder from Ferris college. Fred McKenzie, great performer with Utah in the Rocky Mountain conference. Add this talent to Ernie Smith, Lou Gordon and Champ Seibold - and shake well before using.

GUARDS - One likely new man is Zud Schammel, Iowa's great all-American, and a returning veteran who coached in the East last season - August (Mike) Michalske. With these two supplementing the great Packer guard crew of last season, there should be few worried at the position. Returning veterans are Tiny Engebretsen, Lon Evans, Buckets Goldenberg and Russ Letlow.

CENTERS - Two brilliant candidates in Bud Svendsen, now with the All-Americans, and Darrell Lester, 238-pound, two-year All-America of T.C.U. These will compete with Frank Butler, giant veteran, and Bud's brother, George Svendsen, one of the best in the business.

BACKS - The great brigade of 1936 almost intact, although George Henry Sauer will leave after the All Star game to coach at New Hampshire, and the colorful Blood is in the East. Returning veterans are Hank Bruder, Arnold Herber, Clarke Hinkle, Joe Laws, Swede Johnston, Paul Miller, Bob Monnett and Herman Schneidman. Three freshmen will try to crash this talent - Eddie Jankowski, Ray Peterson and Herb Banet.


AUG 13 (Chicago) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers today signed Ken Nelson, the University of Illinois' great end, following a conference here. Nelson is working out with the College All-Americans here, having received more than 587,000 votes at his position in the recent national players' poll. At the same time Lambeau announced that it is doubtful whether Carl (Moose) Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies end, will report to the Packers tomorrow. Mulleneaux's parents do not want him to play professional football, and he has decided to remain at home this season. Nelson appears to be the answer to the pro coaches' specifications as an end. He weighs 190 pounds in the gym, stands an even six feet, and plays a terrific aggressive game. During his career at Illinois he blocked seven punts for touchdowns in major games. He was off to a whirlwind start as a sophomore, playing 60 minutes of football in each of his first five games...GOOD PRO PROSPECT: Tough and durable, ready for a full stretch in every game, Nelson is expected to make the pro grade. He will report to Green Bay immediately after the All-Star game, rounding out a wing corps which also includes Milt Gantenbein, Don Hutson, Bernard Scherer and Wayland Becker. Nelson starred in the East-West game on the coast last Jan. 1, where he first caught Lambeau's attention.



AUG 14 (Green Bay) - The path which will lead to the fourth annual All Star game at Soldier field, and then a defense of their NFL championship, was embarked upon today by the Green Bay Packers. They opened their 1937 practice season at City stadium. This morning's activities principally were those of reorganization, the function being carried on without confusion, but this afternoon Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered his entire squad out for an intensive drill. The Packers will work out at 9:30 tomorrow morning on their practice field, and will spend Sunday afternoon posing for sports photographers. As things stood this afternoon, only two of the prospective squad had not reported, and Lambeau announced that these were expected this afternoon. The missing pair were Ernie Smith and Fred McKenzie, both tackles. Smith is flying east from Los Angeles and McKenzie is believed driving here from Salt Lake City. Zud Schammel arrived at noon yesterday from Iowa City, accompanied by his wife. Despite a three-year layoff from competition, he looked like an All-American and in excellent condition. Lou Gordon, giant Illinois tackle, arrived from Chicago last night, and also looked tops. Champ Seibold, tackle, pulled in from Oshkosh this morning, and Frank Butler arrived from Chicago. Frank is a new papa and wanted to remain with his wife as long as he could. Another recent arrival was Darrell Lester, Texas Christian center, who worked out this morning. Enthusiasm for the condition of the squad collectively was voiced today by Dr W.W. Kelly, club physician, as he completed the majority of his examinations. The men's hearts, blood pressures and kidneys were checked closely, and Dr. Kelly pronounced all of them in prime shape for the season. Richard (Red) Smith, assistant coach whose work with the line last season was regarded as instrumental in the championship campaign, arrived today from Hopkinsville, Ky., where he has been managing the Brewer baseball farm. Lambeau returned from Chicago last night with praise for the All Stars, whose camp he visited. "They look tough and are eager for the game," he reported...BATTLE ON RULES: Lambeau predicted a spirited battle over rules when the coaches of the two teams and Arch Ward, Tribune sports editor, meet at the Palmer House next Wednesday evening. A large crowd is certain to be on hand for tomorrow's workouts here, and Lambeau today issued a plea for cooperation on the part of the fans. "It will help the Packers," he said, "if the people will remain 30 yards or more away from the plays. They can see just as well, and it will enable us to get something done. All too short a time remains before the All Star game."


AUG 14 (Chicago) - The College All-Stars squad which will meet the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field the night of Sept. 1 received equipment today and went through its first training drill at Northwestern university. Head Coach Charles (Gus) Dorais of the University of Detroit, with Assistants Lynn Waldorf of Northwestern, Elmer Layden of Notre Dame, Bernie Moore of Louisiana State and Jimmy Phelan of Washington, conferred over plays the collegians will use against the professional champions.


AUGUST 15 (Green Bay) - The football curtain went up here Saturday in a mid-summer setting when the Green Bay Packers, champions of the National Professional Football league, began training for the game with the College All-Stars September 1, as well as for their league season which will open 10 days later. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau and his assistants, Dick Smith and Mike Michalske, who assembled the squad, looked over the Bay freshmen and pronounced it highly promising. So did a large turnout of local fans, who couldn't resist football practice, even under a summer sun. Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, pronounced all players on hand in excellent condition, and they were driven through a long practice session in the afternoon. Sunday they will drill all day, running through formations in the morning and posing for newspaper photographers in the afternoon. The Packers worked out on a new practice field, which has been constructed adjacent to the East high school gridiron. A fence is being built, and the team will soon hold secret practice. Working out with the veterans were the following newcomers making their first stabs at professional football: Francis (Zud) Schammel, Iowa guard; Darrell Laster, Texas Christian center; Herb Banet, Manchester halfback; Walter Bartanen, Ferris tackle; Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State tackle; and Ray Peterson, San Francisco halfback. The only veterans not back in the fold were Johnny Blood, new coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates pro team; Walter Kiesling, Blood's assistant; Tar Schwammel, who has retired from the football wars, and Cal Clemens, who was unable to come to terms with the Packer management. George Henry Sauer, recently named head coach at New Hampshire university, is drilling with the team, but will leave for his new post after the all-star game.



AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Twenty-nine members of the Green Bay Packer squad, national professional football champions, toiled and sweated under a blazing sun in four weekend drills, as Coach E.L. Lambeau started them on the trail to the All Star game and another pro league season. The only man missing when noses were counted yesterday was Fred McKenzie, Utah tackle, who didn't show up at the scheduled time. The Packers received their suits Saturday morning, worked out that afternoon, pounded through a hot practice Sunday morning, and donned their new uniforms yesterday afternoon to look lively for the photographers, who were present, amateur and professional, in numbers. A large crowd lined the practice field to witness the drills, and derived much amusement in the afternoon from the antics of the players, who were in high good humor. The only parts of the new outfits which were not available were the pants, but the Packers were togged out in their new myrtle green and gold jerseys, with gold helmets to match, and wore their regular practice pants. Coach Lambeau called the squad out again this morning, when a long session was scheduled, but he planned to give the boys the afternoon off, as they will meet at the Beaumont hotel tonight for an extended skull drill. Lambeau announced that he has instructed McKenzie, who received detailed instructions as to when he should 


report, to remain at home. This tabulation does not include the four men under contract to the Packers who are working with the College All-Americans at Chicago - tackle Averell Daniell of Pitt, fullback Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin, end Ken Nelson of Illinois and center Bud Svendsen of Minnesota. Coach Lambeau made no effort yesterday to conceal his pleasure at the appearance of the Packer freshmen, who looked strong, well-conditioned, willing and talented to the man. With the addition to the four All-Stars the squad will be swelled to 33 men, and the problem of where to slash probably will be a stiff one. The Packers attempted no activity yesterday other than posting for the photographers. Hundreds of photos were snapped, including many by fans who hauled their own cameras to the scene and profited by the bright sunshine to add to their sports albums...TAKE MANY SHOTS: Every member of the squad was taken at least three or four ​times, and many were snapped on a dozen or more occasions. The men were friendly and cooperative, so that the afternoon added considerably to the team's publicity setup, most of the bigger city newspapers being represented...WORK IN MORNING: Lambeau stressed the fundamentals in the Packers' Sunday morning drill. The scene seemed to leap back just a year ago as the pro candidates ran through the regular routine they use each year in opening sessions, running through dummy plays, passing, punting, perfecting blocking assignments and generally getting into ship-shape condition. A blazing August sun slowed down the speed of the workout but didn't in any way dull the spirit of the squad, with the veterans introducing to the new men the tradition of the Packers, "The pro eleven with the college spirit". As the session went on its somewhat stereotyped way, constant chatter and wise-cracks enlivened the session and drove off the feeling of drudgery which can easily invade opening drills of a long and arduous campaign. George Henry Sauer perhaps came in for the brunt of the remarks. During punting drill George's spirals were soaring high, wide and handsome, averaging better than most of the other kickers' boots. "You're just hitting your prime, George," the boys chaffed, "too bad you're leaving us. (Sauer will play in the All-Star game but will leave immediately afterward to take up coaching duties at the University of New Hampshire.) "You might have made the first team this year," remarked another. "Well, at least you can teach those Eastern boys how to kick," remarked Arnie Herber...DOESN'T USE FEET: About that time big George Svendsen straightened up from his centering positions, from which he had been tossing the ball back to the kickers, and asked for a relief for a moment because of a blister. "Come on, George," taunted Herbie again, "you don't pass 'em with your feet." Clarke Hinkle was greeted each time he prepared to kick with the encouragement, "Come on, Rubber Legs, let's see what you can do." Herber's new nickname is Gordon, a reference to the advertisements in which the Packer passer has been featured in recent weeks. Red Smith was his usual cryptic self, passing somewhat profanely humorous remarks on the events of the session. Red is one of the greatest pepper-uppers on the field when the boys are working out, and some of his remarks on the way players carry out their assignments are unprintable classics. Yet behind all this light bickering are sincere words of encouragement for all of the other boys from all of the players. Whenever anyone got off a great punt, someone always said, "Atta boy, Swede", or "Nice kick, Clark". The new men particularly come in for words of praise whenever they show signs of producing football of the professional metal...BUSIEST ON FIELD: Coach Lambeau and his two assistants, Smith and Mike Michalske, were among the busiest men on the field, offering individual and group advice on technical points.


AUG 16 (Green Bay) - A hot sun slowed down the Green Bay Packers Sunday as they went through their second day's work for the game with the college all-stars at Chicago September 1. After running through a tough drill in the morning on fundamentals the Packers spent the afternoon going through poses for newspaper photographers and at sundown, with the heat that it was, were glad to call it quits. The Packers worked out with a complete squad Sunday, except for the four new members with the all-stars in Chicago. Tackle Ernie Smith was the last member to arrive, pulling in under the wire Saturday afternoon. Coach E.L. Lambeau announced that he did not expect Fred MacKenzie, Utah tackle, to report. MacKenzie is still in Honolulu.


AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Persons who adhere to the calendar closely will insist that the football season starts sometime in the middle of September. Like most reactionaries, they will be firm in this contention, but no matter how strictly any of them conformed to dates, Sunday at the football practice field behind East high school would have convinced them that the period of moleskins and pigskins is at hand. Several hundred fans, many from outside the city, were on hand for the practice session in the morning and the show for newspaper photographers arranged by Curly Lambeau in the afternoon. Green Bay, always regarded as football mad, is showing more preseason enthusiasm than ever before. From such old timers as Dr. W.W. Kelly, Packer corporation director and one-time president of the club, down to the newest men on the squad as well as gaping children still not at the teen age, there was a rumble of satisfaction and optimism with what promises to be another great season...TEAM LOOKS TOUGH: There were no skeptics. While generally admitting that the Packers and their public will have a fuller knowledge of the team's strength in mid-October, all conceded that Coach Lambeau has "another team". And a team it is. It is going to take long hours of practice and many skull sessions to bring them up to championship form, but the raw material is there. Mike Michalske, who climbed off the limb he was out on as assistant coach at Lafayette college last year, regards the present squad, and the additions it will have after the All-Star game in Chicago, as the most promising he has ever seen. However, he looks back on the team of two years ago, the last he spent with the Packers before going East to coach, as one of the strongest and a good example of how the breaks can put any aggregation behind the eight ball. It was the team of 1935 that Johnny Blood picked as the greatest he played with here, and while Mike doesn't go quite that far, there is a moral in what he says about ill luck. Injuries kept Clarke Hinkle and Henry Bruder on the bench most of the season, and George Sauer was bumped to the extent that he played little more than they. Even so, that team missed the championship by only a disputed field goal. Bad breaks can do just as much harm to the present gang...DETERMINED TO WIN: There is a very slight line drawn between determination to win and overconfidence. Doctor Kelly, who should know as he looked over the squad from head to foot (literally), counts on the present attitude as an indication of potential strength rather than what George Halas, Chicago Bear coach, has termed "chestiness". Lon Evans says that the story can't be told until after the Bear game. Maybe so. Lon, whom both Halas and Potsy Clark regarded as one of the best guards in the game last fall, is like the others when he sees little to criticize now. Other players have their opinions. But probably one of the most level-headed comes from Richard (Red) Smith, line coach, who returned to Green Bay Saturday after successfully carrying the Hopkinsville, Ky., baseball team through a season in the Kitty league. Red left the nine, which is a farm for the Milwaukee Brewers, on top. Of the Packers, he says, "It's there. Curly will shift Frank Butler from center to right tackle to help fill the gap left by Schwammel's absence...and he probably will turn the trick." For obvious reasons the player who mentioned this cannot be called by name, but in the dressing room before the dress act they were discussing new players coming into the league. Somebody mentioned Larry Kelley of Yale. He is supposed to be on the All-Star lineup that will oppose the Packers, and after that he is to play with the Detroit Lions. He won't do either, according to the story. In Europe at the moment, he has decided to skip professional football in favor of a preparatory school coaching job. And the boys seem to think that he made the proper choice...JUST WOULDN'T LAST: Drawled the man who told the story: "If he ran off the mouth in the league the way he did in college, he wouldn't last two games. And past history bears it out. Few college greats have gone to town in football's big league. There was Chris Cagle of the Army, who Packer end Tom Nash put out of business in the first meeting between the New York Giants and the Packers in what was Cagle's second pro game. And Red Grange obtained most of his professional game as a defensive back rather than as the 'Galloping Ghost'. Red since, as present assistant coach of the Bears, has become one of the Packers' greatest admirers. They are looking to some of the new material for that extra touch. Lester, Texas Christian all-America center, and Zud Schammel, lineman from Iowa, appear to be among the best. But there is no telling yet. An old saying about not being able to judge a boat by its color seems to be borne out here. Nevertheless, among the new men to watch are Banet, the former Manchester college halfback, and Lyle Sturgeon, big tackle from the Dakotas...EARPE LIKES TEAM: The optimism about the approaching season is not confined to the boys who are playing this year. Former center Jug Earpe thinks this year's team is going to be one of the best, as does Whitey Woodin. Al Rose, who will not go back East to play with the New York Yanks, says without hesitation that this squad is ready to go. Among the fans Miss Juanita Reimer of 511 Wisconsin avenue, Oshkosh, representative of Wisconsin followers outside of the city of Green Bay, ventured the thought that "the team looks like a winner". Miss Reimer sees them all in Green Bay and Milwaukee and then follows the team to Chicago. On that schedule she has missed only six in 13 years. No player is more of a veteran that August (Mike) Michalske. When they were lining up the new players for a picture. somehow Mike was called in. Said Captain Milt Gantenbein, "Look at him lining up with the class of 1936...the frosh." And Lou Gordon, who has been around himself a little, responded, "Yeh, I know. I used to read about him when I was in school...He was considered a veteran then." And so the ribbing goes on. If they still feel that cheerful after Sept. 18 (date of the first Bear game), it's a winner for Coach Lambeau and Green Bay. Otherwise, all bets are off.


AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Impressions from the weekend workouts of the Green Bay Packers, as they prepared to meet the All-Americans at Soldier field Sept. 1: Probably no crop of new recruits ever looked as uniformly promising as the 1937 assortment...there isn't a man who doesn't appear to have a good chance of clinching a regular berth, which means that somewhere along the line, there'll be some changes made...furthermore, the rookies - if you can call men with all that varsity experience by that term - all seem to have the knack of getting along well with the older men. Darrell Lester, Texas Christian center who made every All-America team in the country two years in succession, is lighter than publicized, but is rangy, strong and intelligent looking...he hits about 217 now, and probably will gain...Zud Schammel, the Iowa guard who has been out of competition three seasons but it is one of the most promising of the new Packers, weighs a snappy 234 and is all beef. Red Smith, the popular assistant coach who arrived Saturday from the Brewer baseball farm at Hopkinsville, Ky., was the butt of many jokes Sunday afternoon...the cutest was provided by Don Hutson, who inhaled a quantity of water, and deposited it on Red's close-cropped cranium as the coach was kneeling, talking to one of the men...the Packers have rigged up a new device for giving the players water on the is a metal hose with a spray attached, and the moisture can be sprayed into the mouth or over the head, without the danger of putting too much water on an overheated tummy. Mark down Russ Letlow as a sophomore Packer who probably will be heard from this season...Russ has gained 10 pounds and is boiling over with life and pep...he is a member of what probably is the strongest guard corps in Packer history, others being Lon Evans, Tiny Engebretsen, Schammel, Buckets Goldenberg and Mike Michalske. Lots of laughs when Coach Lambeau asked the rookies to line up for a photo, and the veteran Michalske responded...furthermore, he got in the picture, amid many cracks about the "class of '37".



AUG 17 (Green Bay) - "George Sauer will play with the Green Bay Packers in the All Star game". So said Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau today, when informed that coaches of the College All-Americans are attempting to have Sauer ruled off the Packer squad because he has signed as athletic director of New Hampshire university. "Sauer will play with the Packers," Lambeau repeated. "I am going to Chicago tomorrow to attend a session on rules for the All Star game, and I am prepared to put up a real battle for our rights in this matter. Sauer was a member of our championship team in 1936, and is eligible in every way to appear with the Packers against the All Americans? What if eight or nine of our regular 1936 players had obtained coaching jobs - would we be expected to play without all of them?"...PREDICTS HOT FIGHT: Lambeau predicted a hot fight on the rules problem and a lesser battle over officials. The meeting 


will be held at the Palmer House, with Arch Ward, Tribune sports editor, the All Star coaches and Lambeau in attendance. Sauer signed to play with the Packers in the All Star game shortly after he accepted terms as New Hampshire athletic director. He reported to the squad ahead of time, in excellent physical condition, and is regarded as a mainstay of the Packers for the big game. The big halfback is one of the best blockers and ball carriers on the squad.


AUG 17 (Chicago) - Coaches of the college all-star football team which will play the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field the night of September 1 in a charity contest said Tuesday they plan to protest the eligibility of George Sauer, star Packer fullback of last season who has signed a contract to coach the New Hampshire eleven this fall. "He is not a member of this year's Packer team," one coach said, "unless you concede that one a Packer always a Packer. We will protest Sauer's playing at a meeting of coaches Tuesday night, when the rules will be discussed. It seems logical if the Packers can use a man from last year's eleven, the same permission should be granted the all-stars." Head coach Gus Dorais of the University of Detroit and his assistants put 65 players through a rigid play formation workout under a blazing sun Monday at Northwestern's Dyche stadium.


AUG 17 (Green Bay) - Scrimmage will be called for the Green Bay Packers next Friday and Saturday, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today as the squad resumed practice for the All Star game at Soldier field, two weeks from tomorrow night. Despite the terrific heat of recent days, making the weather more suitable for swimming than football, the players' loss of weight has not been great, attesting to the fine condition of most. "The majority of the men are in good shape," Lambeau said today, "though a half dozen can't yet move at top speed." This week will see as much attention paid to the Packers' skulls as to their bodies. An intensive chalk talk was held at the Beaumont hotel last night, and there will be several other such mental drills until Friday, when the men will be given an examination on the plays they have learned to date...GET NEW PLAYS: About a dozen different plays were given them yesterday morning, in a steam-heated session that carried until about noon. Coach Lambeau gave his men the afternoon to rest their tired feet and legs, but announced that there would be two drills today, morning and afternoon. In addition to working on their plays yesterday, the Packers participated in calisthenics, held charging practice and wound up with a dummy scrimmage, aiming at perfecting their formations. Frank Butler, former center, worked at his new right tackle position. Lambeau today issued a plea to the general public to remain absent from the Packer workouts, which henceforth will be conducted in secret. A canvas-covered fence is being erected around the practice area, and all drills will be run off in privacy. The coaches are attempting to develop the large squad as rapidly as possible. They work each day until the men's legs lose their spring, and their feet hurt, when the drills are called off. Rougher work was promised for today pointing toward the scrimmage session later in the week.


AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Armed with arguments opposing the attempt to oust George Henry Sauer from the All Star game lineup of the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau left for Chicago at noon today, and tonight will participate in the annual pre-game rules and officials meeting at the Palmer House. "There is absolutely no reason why Sauer should not appear with the Packers, merely because he has signed as athletic director with New Hampshire university," Lambeau repeated today. "If the All Stars insist upon barring him, then they must let us have the members of the squad which are signed and under contract to the Packers - Averell Daniell, Eddie Jankowski, Ken Nelson and Bud Svendsen. Sauer was a member of the 1936 championship squad and it is this team that the All Stars are playing."...SEES BITTER FIGHT: Lambeau forecast a bitter struggle over the acceptance of rules. Annually the All Star game code has favored the ex-collegians to a marked degree, often making valueless as much as a third of the professional's offense. The meeting will be attended by Lambeau, Arch Ward, Chicago Tribune sports editor; and the five All Star coaches. In the meantime, the Packer squad of 29 continued its heavy work schedule as the ground to be covered before Sept. 1 is mountainous. As forward passing yesterday morning and afternoon was soggy, Lambeau ordered extra attention on that phase for today's drill. The Packers were to have an extra-heavy session until noon today, and then were to be dismissed for the rest of the day. The linemen were in for an increased session of body work, toughening them up for the first scrimmages of the season Friday and Saturday...SMITH IN CHARGE: This afternoon Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith took charge of the new players, and some of the veterans who have been having signal trouble, for special instruction, but the rest of the players were turned loose to amuse themselves. They will be called back into line again tomorrow morning. Yesterday's cooler weather was vastly appreciated by the players, and brought smiles to the face of Trainer Dave Woodward, who was worried about the effect continued hot temperatures might have upon the men's legs. Refreshened by the better conditions, the players ripped through their Tuesday drills with a world of drive. The defensive dummy posts which have been arranged at Lambeau's suggestion are more than proving their worth, as they enabled the players to work out their offensive assignments without resorting to human "dummies" as opposition. The squad also has a new blocking dummy which Lambeau expects to use in the near future.


AUG 18 (Green Bay) - The Packers will be facing one of the toughest competitors in American athletics when they meet the great Sam Francis of Nebraska in the All Star game, according to Bernie Scherer and George Sauer, former Nebraskans now with Green Bay. Scherer says that a test of Francis' competitive ability regularly was demonstrated by his performances on the Cornhusker track squad. Sam was one of the best shot putters in the country, and in practice, he usually flipped the lead around the 50-foot mark. But when he appeared in meets, he invariably was good for puts of 52 feet or better, doing his best work when the chips were down. Sauer's terse comment concerning Francis is that he's "big and tough"...If Coach Curly Lambeau had his way, there would be non-scouting agreement in both college and professional football. If neither coach knew anything about his opposition, Lambeau argues, the result would be brilliantly offensive football, with plenty of the scoring that spectators like. Scouting enables the coaches to prepare defenses against certain styles of offenses, and to know in advance what type of plays they may be facing.


AUG 18 (Chicago) - The College All Star board of strategy and Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, whose teams will clash at Soldier field Sept. 1, will get together tonight for a three-horned argument. First, they will thresh out questions of rules, there being difference between the college and professional codes. Then they will settle the question of whether George Henry Sauer, the Packers' 1936 fullback who will not be with the pro club this season because of a college coaching connection, should play in the fourth annual contest, and will wind up by naming officials for the battle...READY TO ARGUE: The rules discussion is not expected to take too  much time, but the Sauer eligibility question may develop into a pretty fair argument. The Collegians claim the former Nebraska star should not be permitted to play since he will not be a member of the Packer squad this season. Lambeau contends the Collegians will be meeting the team that won the NFL title last fall, making Sauer eligible. The professional will nominate a referee and head linesman, while the Collegians will name the umpire and field judge. Each side must ratify the other's nominations...DROP IN TEMPERATURE: Head Coach Gus Dorais of the College squad planned the first formal scrimmage session for today provide cooler weather showed up. A sudden drop in temperature yesterday afternoon made possible an informal scrimmage, during which two minor casualties were listed. Julie Alfonse, Minnesota halfback, and Lloyd Cardwell of Nebraska suffered loosened teeth, the former colliding with Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin, and Cardwell bumping into Bud Wilkinson, another Gopher star.


AUG 18 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers started rougher work Tuesday in preparation for the all-star game September 1, running through drills morning and afternoon which featured work on pass formations and the beginning of contact work for the linemen. Scrimmages have been ordered for Friday and Saturday this week. At the same time the tempo of the outdoor drills was speeded up, the players' brains were undergoing a steady workout in long skull drill sessions on signals and plays. Assistant coach Red Smith has been working with the rookies on this assignment. Frank Butler, center, has been shifted to tackle to bolster a rather questionable situation in the line due to the retirement of Ade Schwammel.



AUG 19 (Chicago) - It will be brother against brother and no quarter asked when Earl and George Svendsen, centers on the College All-Star and Green Bay Packer elevens, respectively, face each other across the line of scrimmage on the night of Sept. 1. From opening whistle until final guns all thoughts of family fealty will be cast aside as the two husky viking settle once and for all who is the better center, a debate which has raged in Minnesota for several years. It will be the first and last opportunity of the Svendsen boys to argue it out as members of opposing teams, for after the All-Star-Packer game Earl will join Green Bay to become a teammate of his older brother. Since 1933 there has been a Svendsen in the Minnesota line, and the family tradition would have continued this fall had not Edward, third of the Svendsen brothers, received an appointment to Annapolis last spring after having completed his freshmen year...GEORGE WAS A TACKLE: By coincidence all three brothers began playing center the same year. George, the eldest, had been a regular tackle on the Minnesota team of 1933, but in his senior year he was switched to center, where he attained All-American recognition. Earl joined the Gopher varsity in 1934. At Marshall High school in Minneapolis, which all three boys attended, Earl played fullback, tackle and guard. He played end on the freshman squad at Minnesota, but when he joined the varsity he was moved to center. At the same time Brother Edward began playing center at Marshall High. Handling a ball, whether it be a football, basketball or baseball, runs in the Svendsen family. The father was a star basketball player while Earl's two sisters and his mother played on a girls' basketball team. Earl also played basketball on the Minnesota varsity. "He's got the surest pair of hands I ever saw on an athlete," Coach Bernie Bierman remarked once as he watched Earl handle a football with the one-handed agility of a baseball infielder. They still tell up in Minneapolis how Earl used to intercept passes with one hand...FACED A LONG JOB: Like most players at Minnesota, Earl had a long job ahead of him when he moved up to the varsity. Few Gopher players fall heir to a regular job in their first year or even second year. The squads are large and the competition keen. So, in his sophomore year, Earl had to be content with a third string role and even in his second year he saw infrequent action as All-American Dale Rennebohm held forth. The latter was the starting center on last year's All-Star team. But last year he came into his own and lived up to the tradition that Minnesota's center are good centers.


AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Well satisfied with the results of 


an arduous coaches' conference at the Palmer House in Chicago, Coach E.L. Lambeau returned to Green Bay this morning to take charge of the day's practice sessions for the Packer football squad. Arguments which lasted all evening and nicked the early morning hours gave the Packers as good a break, and probably a better one, than previous professional squads which have participated in the All Star game. Major points settled at the meeting, Lambeau said, were the following: 1. George Henry Sauer will play with the Packers against the All-Americans. 2. The game will be played under two more rules which favor the professionals than were used in previous All Star games. 3. The college dead ball rule has been modified for the game. 4. The referee and head linesman will be selected by the Packers; the umpire and field judge by the All-Americans. 5. The official football was adopted. Argumentation was spirited throughout the evening, Lambeau said. "The All Star coaches didn't give in on any points without a fight," he said. In addition to coaches of the All-Americans, and Lambeau, the meeting was attended by Arch Ward and Wilfred Smith, representatives of the Chicago Tribune. Smith and the All-Star coaches had great praise for the work of Eddie Jankowski, new Packer fullback who is working out with the All-Americans, Lambeau said. Jankowski has been ripping opposing lines to pieces and has looked excellent on defense at Evanston. The George Sauer eligibility question was not settled until after a  long argument. Finally the matter was placed in Ward's hands, and the Tribune sports editor ruled that the Green Bay halfback should be permitted to play. Two professional rules were adopted. On all offside plays within the 10-yard lines, the defensive team shall be penalized half the distance to the goal line instead of five yards. Officials must notify coaches of both teams when three timeout periods have been taken...RULE IS MODIFIED: The dead ball rule was modified favorably for the Packers. If the ball carrier touches his hands or knees to the ground while in the open, the ball will not be declared dead, and the runner may regain his feet and continue his course.


AUG 19 (Chicago) - The 75,000 or more fans who will attend the fourth annual All Star football battle between college headliners of 1936 and the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field Sept. 1 may see the long awaited wide open scoring spectacle at last. The previous games of the series were expected to produce furious scoring displays, but nothing of the kind happened. The collegians held the Chicago Bears to a scoreless tie in 1934, and the Bears won the 1935 game 5 to 0. Last year touchdowns showed up for the first time, but the Detroit Lions were forced to settle for a 7 to 7 draw...STRONGER ON OFFENSE: The current All Star outfit apparently lacks the defensive power of the previous teams, but looks stronger offensively. The Packer boast ample scoring power, particularly with the famous passing combination of Arnold Herber to Don Hutson.


AUGUST 19 (Green Bay) - Its famed forward passing attack still a bit off tune, the Green Bay Packers squad went through a long drill on aerial offensive Wednesday morning under Coach Curly Lambeau. With more contact work steadily being included in the sessions, scrimmages were set for Friday and Saturday. Coach Lambeau hopes to get the pro eleven's offense clicking over the weekend. The veterans were given the afternoon off, while the rookies worked on plays and assignments under Asst. Coach Red Smith, Coach Lambeau having left at noon for Chicago to do a little personal battling with coaches of the all-stars on rules.


AUG 20 (Green Bay) - The first scrimmage session of the Green Bay Packers, a secret affair, was scheduled by Coach E.L. Lambeau today as the squad prepared to meet the College All-Americans at Soldier field on the night of Sept. 1. A terrific workout was conducted yesterday morning, and the men were given the afternoon off to rest up, as considerable body contact work was on the program. Today's schedule, in addition to the first scrimmage of the year, included a lengthy chalk talk at the Beaumont hotel this evening. Although work has been strenuous so far, it has not been violent, and so there have been no injuries, other than a few pulled muscles and tendons common to an early season football squad, and the coaches are keeping their fingers crossed in anticipation of the scrimmages this weekend...HUMOR IN DRILLS: Although the players are taking their assignments with deadly seriousness and are working hard, plenty of humor crops out in the daily drills. The other day a team including Clarke Hinkle in the backfield, and Tiny Engebretsen and Buckets Goldenberg included in the line, was on defense in dummy scrimmage. The signal caller yelped for a quick kick, as Joe Laws was playing pretty close to the line of defense and it was intended to catch him napping. Unfortunately for the strategy, Hinkle's kick went almost straight up in the air, and Laws trotted up to catch it easily. As he broke through the defensive line Engebretsen sang out, "Who kicked that - Goldenberg?" Incidentally, Coach Lambeau has announced his pleasure with the progress being made by Buckets, who after cruising through several positions in recent years, apparently has found his proper niche at guard. Goldenberg's mental attitude is much better this year, as he met a severe discouragement early last season with a broken leg, just when he was breaking into his new assignment...GUARDS ARE STRONG: The Packer guard corps at this writing looks exceptionally strong, and may develop into one of the best in National league history. With Goldenberg, Lon Evans, Engebretsen, Mike Michalske, Zud Schammel and Russ Letlow all going at full steam, Lambeau isn't expecting much trouble from that important position. The Packer coach returned from Chicago highly impressed with the caliber of the All-America squad. He predicted a wide-open offensive game, for the All-Star coaches admit that their team will be much better on offense than on defense. While the All-Americans will spend plenty of time trying to work up a means of checking the Green Bay attack, they will concentrate on their own offense, with the idea that a team in scoring position is in little danger of being scored upon...VETERANS MAY START: Lambeau has announced no starting lineup for the game, nor will he until the day of the contest, but observers believe that he will rely upon his veteran material at the kickoff, substituting later as he sees fit. The first guess at a starting eleven might place Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein at ends, Ernie Smith and Lou Gordon at tackles, Evans and Engebretsen at guards, George Svendsen at center, Hank Bruder at blocking quarterback, George Sauer and Arnold Herber at halfbacks, and Clarke Hinkle at full. In recent practices, Bob Monnett and Joe Laws have been displaying a lot of class, and they may win starting places at halfbacks. Monnett's pasing and Laws' signal calling in particular have been hot.



AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Offensive fundamentals were given a wide-open airing at the practice field of the Green Bay Packers yesterday, as Coach E.L. Lambeau guided his 1937 professional football squad through its first scrimmage session. The drill gave further credence to the belief that the All Star game in Chicago Sept. 1 will develop early into a  battle of two great offensive units. In some ways the first scrimmage was satisfactory, and in others it was not. It revealed to Lambeau and his assistants that much work remains to be done before the  big game, but they are of the belief that sufficient time remains to accomplish what needs to be done...IRON OUT MISTAKES: In general, the ball carriers clicked pretty well. There were a few ragged spots, expected in an early season scrimmage, but the coaches were atop all the plays and mistakes were ironed out quickly. Stress was placed on both forward passing and the running attack, with both functioning to the extent that three or four touchdowns were reeled off, starting with one through the line by fullback Clark Hinkle. The blocking in general was good - so good that the defensive teams had 


AUG 21 (Chicago) - Gus Dorais, who as a Notre Dame star was one of the first great forward passers in football, says he's seen as good pass tossers as Sammy Baugh but none so quick at spotting an uncovered receiver as the Texas Christian rifleman. Dorais, head coach of the College All-Stars who will oppose Green Bay's Packers at Soldiers field the night of Sept. 1, indicated again yesterday he intends to use an aerial offense against the professional champions. He had Baugh and Ray Buivid, Marquette's great star, shooting forwards with marked success...WILKE LOOKS HOT: Bob Wilke, Notre Dame back, made certain of seeing plenty of action against the Packers by a brilliant performance at yesterday's drill. Working with Ed Jankowski of Wisconsin, John Drake of Purdue and Vernon Huffman of Indiana in the No. 1 backfield, Wilke got away for numerous long gains. A full length scrimmage is scheduled for Sunday morning.



AUGUST 22 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Packers should have the greatest football team in their history this fall if they don't beat themselves with overconfidence. The major domo of many great Packers teams, Curly Lambeau, thinks so. The veterans on the team, who know a football player on the hoof when they see one, think so. This football nutty town lustily choruses, "Aye", in every tavern on the stem. And this reporter, who admittedly visited the camp with certain misgivings, left convinced he better hurry on the bandwagon with the rest. The curly-headed Lambeau, after a week of practice, summed up the situation like this: "We're much stronger at center than last year and much stronger at the guards. We're just as strong or stronger at the tackles. We're stronger at the ends. We're just as strong in the backfield. And last year we won the championship. What more do you want?" But I ​was hardly able to gulp a few gulps about this highly optimistic appraisal that knocked all my pet misgivings into a cocked hat, and that seemed to assure another championship, when Lambeau himself quickly continued with a surprising little misgiving of his own. "You can see we have the stuff. We should beat the all-stars and we should be in the thick of the league fight all the way - that is, we should if the men don't beat themselves. That's the one thing that can lick us - mental attitude. If we go into a game loafing or if we start figuring we're cocks of the walk because of last year's championship, we're goners. Yes sir, goners." And Lambeau screwed up his face just a little, thinking no doubt of how all that fine material he had just about exploded about would be wasted. "That happened to us once before, you know," he went on. "In 1932, we had 


what up to this year I thought was the greatest potential club of all time. But see what happened. We had won three championships in a row and we started to take things for granted. Then it happened. And we finished with the also-rans. There's not much anybody can do about a club that gets into a mental rut. It simply has to take its lickings. We got it in the neck from the Bears in our second game last year, remember? Thirty to three. But luckily we bounced back. We got our feet on the ground and didn't lose another game. I know that licking made us for the rest of the year." And the mental attitude of this year's club as it prepares for the all-star game at Soldier field a week from Wednesday? Not  bad, says Lambeau, although a few men could get their feet a little firmer on the ground. "But you can't tell much in practice," he explained. "We've got to wait - and hope." This reporter's misgivings were concerned principally with the loss of Johnny Blood, the spectacular pass-receiving back; the loss of Ade Schwammel, giant tackle who decided to pass up football this season and the loss in the regular season of fullback George Sauer, who will hang up his Packer spangles after the all-star game to become head coach at the University of New Hampshire. But not one of the misgivings registered in the slightest. "Sure. Blood was a great pass receiver," Lambeau explained, "but watch young Paul Miller this year. And don't forget Don Hutson when you're talking about pass receivers, or Gantenbein or Becker. Schwammel? I think we've got a tackle in Lyle Sturgeon of North Dakota State who'll make you fellows forget all about Schwammel. How about it, Red?" And line coach Red Smith, who left the Brewer farm at Hopkinsville, Ky., to come back here as Lambeau's first assistant, beamed until his freckler glistened. Sauer? I think we'll miss him a little. But don't forget he was injured much of last year and that we have Jankowski coming up. You've read what Jankowski has been doing in the all-star practice, haven't you? Well, he's ours, boy, he's ours." As explained before, Lambeau doesn't see a single weakness on this year's club. Position for position, it's at least as strong as last year's aggregation, as he sees it, and at several positions stronger. At center, the acquisition of Derrill Lester, Texas Christian's all-American center of two years ago, has particularly added strength. Lester will probably see just as much action as the veteran George Svendsen who last year developed into one of the outstanding pivots in the league. He is a big raw-boned Texan with a wing spread of a China clipper. The dope on the "middle men" follow:

            Hght Age Wght Yrs

G.Svendsen   6-4  24  225   2

Lester       6-3  24  220   1

*Svendson    6-1  22  195   1

* - Won't report until after all-star game

            Hght Age Wght Yrs

Goldenberg  5-10  26  220   5

Evans        6-2  25  223   5

Engebretsen  6-1  27  238   3

Letlow       6-0  23  215   2

Michalske    6-1  32  210   8

Schammel     6-1  27  235   1

The acquisition of Zud Schammel of Iowa and the return of the veteran Mike Michalske has meant just as much to the guards, Lambeau explains, as Lester has to the centers. Schwammel, particularly, has caught Lambeau's fancy. The Big Hawkeye, who won all-conference honors at Iowa three years ago and who helped Ossie Solem coach at Iowa City for two years, weighs a mere 235 and knows all the answers. The guards follow: This reporter's misgivings about the tackles were immediately laughed down by Lambeau. "Smith as the best all-around tackle in the league last year," the major domo explained. "He should be just as good this year. Champ Seibold improved 50% in our postseason games on the coast last winter. Incidentally, those games meant a lot to us. Lou Gordon reported in the best shape I've ever seen him. Butler has been switched from center to tackle and he's a cinch to improve with every game. And the new men? Sturgeon never reported for practice more than one day a week up at North Dakota State. He has a family and had to work. But he was good enough to make the Western All-stars last winter and become one of the best lineman on the field. Bartanen, who went to school at Ferris Institute in Grand Rapids, came down here from Bessmer, Mich., looking for a job, and when he told me he had a stew of pig iron for breakfast, that was enough. He doesn't look bad either. Nope, those tackles don't bother me a bit." Well, judge for yourself:

            Hght Age Wght Yrs

Seibold      6-4  24  230   4

Smith        6-2  27  225   3

Gordon       6-5  29  235   2

Butler       6-3  28  246   4

* Daniell    6-2  22  210   1

Sturgeon     6-3  23  265   1

Bartanen     6-2  22  263   1

* - Won't report until after all-star game

Ken Nelson of Illinois, who blocked seven punts that resulted in touchdowns in his collegiate career, is the only addition to the corps of ends. Nelson may fine some difficulty breaking, however, for with Hutson a vastly improved defensive end, Becker in a much better frame of mind than last year, Bernie Scherer 15 pounds heavier than last year and the old warhorse, Milt Gantenbein, still far from through, the flanks appear to be very well-manned. The platoon of ends follows:

​            Hght Age Wght Yrs

Gantenbein   6-0  27  205   7

Hutson       6-1  24  180   3

Becker       6-0  26  190   2

Scherer      6-1  24  190   2

* Nelson     6-2  22  190   1

* - Won't report until after all-star game

Only three additions have been made to the backfield - Jankowski, Ray Petersen, a rugged left halfback from the University of San Francisco, and Herb Banet of Manchester college, Indiana. As mentioned before, Lambeau expects Jankowski to fill Sauer's shoes nicely. Banet adds passing strength and Petersen looks like a warhorse who can carry his share of the load at left half. Of the old men, such giant crackers as Hinkle, Bruder, Monnett and Herber, what need be said? The backfield men follow:

            Hght Age Wght Yrs

Hinkle      5-11  26  202   6

* Jankowski 5-10  23  205   1

Johnson     5-10  27  192   3

Bruder       6-0  29  197   7

Schneidman  5-10  24  205   3

Petersen     6-1  22  195   1

Monnett      5-9  26  181   5

Miller      5-10  24  180   2

Banet        6-2  22  210   1

Laws         5-9  26  186   4

Herber       6-1  27  200   7

* - Won't report until after all-star game

Miller, of whom much is expected this year, has reported back 10 pounds heavier than last year. And the beauty of it, he has lost none of his speed. "The best looking material we've ever had," Lambeau concluded. "Now, if the boys only play the football I know they can, if they only don't get too cocky, I think we ought to have the greatest team in our history. But if they start figuring themselves in before ever playing a game - wow." And Lambeau screwed up his face again.


AUG 23 (Chicago) - A dry field is what the College All Stars want the night of Sept. 1 when they battle the Green Bay Packers at Soldier field. The Collegians played two full games art Dyche stadium yesterday and their stiffest drill thus far demonstrated that Head Coach Gus Dorais, once a great passer himself, intends to shoot an aerial attack at the professional champions...JANKOWSKI IS STAR: Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, with his passing, and Ed Jankowski of Wiscosnin, with a brilliant display of line smashing ability, led the "first team" to a 6 to 0 victory in the opener. In the second full game length tilt, the "blues: defeated the "greens" by two touchdowns, and the feature of the victory was accurate tossing by Ed Goddard of Washington State and Tippy Dye of Ohio State. Only one drill was scheduled for today, with the next scrimmage set for Wednesday.


AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, bruised and battered by weekend scrimmage sessions, but without any major injuries apparent, and resumed practice for the All Star game, now little more than a  week in the future. The squad spent this morning attempting to iron out the mistakes which cropped up during the Sunday practice session. Although Coach E.L. Lambeau was not displeased with the appearance of the squad, he repeated his assertion that a world of work remains before the Packers will be in shape to make their best possible showing against the All-Americans. News from the Chicago sector is disquieting. Apparently the ex-collegians are going to keep the air filled with forward passes, and Chicago news releasing opening hint that the Green Bay defense will be tried sorely by the All-American aerials. The odds, it was indicated may favor the All Stars before game time...ONE LITTLE HITCH: There is one tiny hitch in this attitude, in the fact that the Packers may do a little passing themselves. Arnold Herber was hitting the bull's eye in Sunday's scrimmage, and he apparently is in the condition of his life for another great season. Nevertheless, Lambeau ordered overtime work on pass defense for this week, in an effort to bolster the squad's defense against aerial warfare. The Packers were ace high in this department last season, and the coach wants them to pick up where they left off. Another skull drill is in prospect for tonight at the Beaumont hotel...HERBER HITS TARGET: A veteran team under Herber again dominated younger players under George Sauer in Sunday morning's intensive scrimmage, with Herber's accurate passing featuring the workout. Herber was picking off receivers all over the field, completing nine out of 12 passes for three touchdowns. The scrimmages lasted almost an hour and one-half, after which the Packers drilled for another half hour on play assignments, blocking punts and line work. Sauer's team had difficulty piling up much yardage against the vicious tackling of Herber's forwards, although Bobby Monnett was scampering through holes for nice gains. Joe Laws made one beautiful left end run for a marker, demonstrating that he can still wiggle his hips with great effect. Herber's passes not only were going to the fleet Don Hutson, but to almost every other eligible receiver on his team including Swede Johnston, Milt Gantenbein and Wayland Becker. Arnie also carried the ball a number of times, making consistently good gains.


AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, bruised and battered by weekend scrimmage sessions, but without any major injuries apparent, and resumed practice for the All Star game, now little more than a  week in the future. The squad spent this morning attempting to iron out the mistakes which cropped up during the Sunday practice session. Although Coach E.L. Lambeau was not displeased with the appearance of the squad, he repeated his assertion that a world of work remains before the Packers will be in shape to make their best possible showing against the All-Americans. News from the Chicago sector is disquieting. Apparently the ex-collegians are going to keep the air filled with forward passes, and Chicago news releasing opening hint that the Green Bay defense will be tried sorely by the All-American aerials. The odds, it was indicated may favor the All Stars before game time...ONE LITTLE HITCH: There is one tiny hitch in this attitude, in the fact that the Packers may do a little passing themselves. Arnold Herber was hitting the bull's eye in Sunday's scrimmage, and he apparently is in the condition of his life for another great season. Nevertheless, Lambeau ordered overtime work on pass defense for this week, in an effort to bolster the squad's defense against aerial warfare. The Packers were ace high in this department last season, and the coach wants them to pick up where they left off. Another skull drill is in prospect for tonight at the Beaumont hotel...HERBER HITS TARGET: A veteran team under Herber again dominated younger players under George Sauer in Sunday morning's intensive scrimmage, with Herber's accurate passing featuring the workout. Herber was picking off receivers all over the field, completing nine out of 12 passes for three touchdowns. The scrimmages lasted almost an hour and one-half, after 


which the Packers drilled for another half hour on play assignments, blocking punts and line work. Sauer's team had difficulty piling up much yardage against the vicious tackling of Herber's forwards, although Bobby Monnett was scampering through holes for nice gains. Joe Laws made one beautiful left end run for a marker, demonstrating that he can still wiggle his hips with great effect. Herber's passes not only were going to the fleet Don Hutson, but to almost every other eligible receiver on his team including Swede Johnston, Milt Gantenbein and Wayland Becker. Arnie also carried the ball a number of times, making consistently good gains.


AUG 24 (Green Bay) - There will be no more scrimmages for the Green Bay Packers until the All-Star game at Soldier field one week from tomorrow night, Coach E.L. Lambeau decided today in looking over his squad. Although the Packers have acquired no major casualties, a number of the men are shaken and battered by their first scrimmages, and Lambeau has decided not to risk any further injuries before meeting the All-Americans. The squad continues to hold secret practice. Although the public is barred from the workouts, Lambeau made no mystery of the fact that the Packers are stressing defense from every angle and ​intend to be ready for anything the All-Americans throw at them. "We have no idea what they'll use offensively," he said, "and so we are preparing types of defense against every known form of attack. We are placing especial stress upon pass defense." Indication are that the Packers will need to call upon every bit of their skill at defending against aerial warfare, for unless Coach Gus Dorais changes his plans violently, the All Stars will go into the air at the first opportunity and stay there. In fact, Dorais has announced for publication that he is spending far more time on the squad's offense than upon defense, believing that if the All Stars can keep possession of the ball, they are certain to reach scoring territory often. The Packers think so, too, but they differ with the All-Americans in the amount of time they plan to permit the ball to remain with the latter team. The vaunted Green Bay aerial attack, which rarely has bogged down and has attained many a victory, is being checked and rechecked in anticipation of frequent use...BRUSH UP WORK: Lambeau indicated that the remaining time before the All-Star game will be devoted to brushing up the team's assignments in daily drills, plus dummy scrimmages, with many a lengthy skull drills thrown in. Today the team was given its complete repertoire of plays - that is, the plays which it has not received previously. The Packers will enter the All Star game with only 78 plays, considerably less than those used by the Bears and Lions in the other games but the ​chances are that Green Bay will know its play better and execute them smoother for having fewer...KEPT IN BAG: The strategy which the Packers will use on the night of Sept. 1, of course, is kept strictly secret by Lambeau and Assistant Coaches Red Smith and Mike Michalske. The team has a lethal air attack; it possesses a ruinous ground campaign, and last season, at least, was generally dependable on defense, although there were a few defensive lapses earlier in the season. Green Bay fans haven't yet forgotten the terrific third period ground drive which the Detroit Lions uncorked at City stadium, and which all but swept the Packers from their contending position. Apparently Ernie Smith and Paul Engebretsen, two real veterans of the championship machines, will carry on by handling the majority of the kicking. Their record last year was superb - in 19 contests, with literally dozens of touchdowns scored, the Packers missed only one extra point kick, and that on a fumble. Smith and Engebretsen, among others, have been booting with perfection this summer, and undoubtedly will be called upon should there be need for their talents at Soldier field next week.


AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Here's the way the All-Star game looks to Coach Curly Lambeau, as stated before the Kiwanis club meeting at the Hotel Northland yesterday noon, when he and six new members of the Packers were guests of the club: The manpower of the Collegians, with their 62 man squad vs. the team play of the Professionals. The All-Stars, with three complete backfields that "can do anything", and the best offensive team in its history; with not quite as good a defensive line as in former years; with Baugh and Buivid and a threatening pass attack; with Dorais coaching, whose team "we have never seen and from whom we don't know as much what to expect, as, perhaps, from Layden or Waldorf"...RIGHT MENTAL ATTITUDE: The Packers with a "good team" and new men are "very satisfactory"; with a team that should defeat the All-Stars and bring home another league pennant to Green Bay - if "they'll forget they were league champions last year", and can develop the "right frame of mind". Introduced by G.M. Ahlschwede, Coach Lambeau preceded his talk by introducing the six new men. Ray Peterson, Herb Banet, Zud Schammel, Darrell Lester, Lyle Sturgeon and Walter Bartanen in turn "took a bow", the latter more than that, as he was asked for a number on the piano and responded with "On, Wisconsin."



AUG 25 (Green Bay) - An enthusiastic response was reported today in the 1937 season ticket campaign of the Green Bay Packers, now in progress, according to E.A. Spachmann, director of sales. The Packer directors believe that this year's advance sale of seats will set a new record for the Green Bay professional football club. All persons who held season tickets last season have been sent cards and letters, giving them the opportunity to retain their favorite seats, and the early return has been excellent, Spachmann said...FOLLOW-UP DRIVE: Next week all of the last year holders who have not been heard from will be contacted again in a follow-up drive. It is to the rapidly-expanding Packer public - the fans who have developed an interest in the team recently, and who wish good accommodations for all 1937 home games - that the corporation is issuing a particular appeal. These people may obtain their season tickets for the four City stadium games at the Packer ticket headquarters, Legion building, or by writing to that office. The prices for season tickets are $4, $5, $6, $7, $8 or $10, with no advance in price for the Chicago Bear game here. The general sale rate for this game will be 50 cents per seat higher than for the other games...FOUR HOME GAMES: The Packers' home games this season will be played Sept. 12 against the Chicago Cardinals, Sept. 19 against the Bears, Oct. 3 against the Detroit Lions, and Oct. 24 against the Cleveland Rams. In addition to offering season tickets for all persons interested in seeing the four all-important home games, the ticket office will handle reservations for the two Green Bay contests at Milwaukee, against the Cardinals Oct. 10 and against the Philadelphia Eagles Nov. 14. The stadium has been enlarged this season, and will accommodate approximately 17,500 fans. As attendance at home games is expected to be increased considerably, due to the team's championship status, fans are urged to obtain season tickets without delay. Holding the tickets, the Packer booster will be sure of his seat for every game, and always will sit in the same place, thus facilitating his arrival for games.


AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Shrouded in secrecy without precedent in Green Bay professional football history, the Packers drive forward today in their drills for the All Star game at Soldier field, one week from tonight. If everything goes as scheduled, and the weather man is in better humor than he was at the same time last year, the Packers will trot onto the field within the week to meet the mightiest array of former college All-Americans ever assembled in a single squad. Never has Coach E.L. Lambeau kept the cloak of mystery so completely about his team as at present. Yesterday afternoon the men worked out on their practice field, with all spectators shooed away by police and attendants, and last night they took to the turf of City stadium, drilling under the lights as every intruder was hustled away promptly. The reason for all this care is that the team's repertoire of plays now is complete - 78 well-conceived methods of carrying the football forward into enemy country - and the Packer coaches want no inkling of their plans to filter into Chicago territory. There will be no more scrimmage for the Packers. They will leave for Chicago next Tuesday 


AUG 25 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers, opines Bernie Moore of Louisiana State university, are going to get the beating college All Stars have been trying to give professional football for the past three years under the floodlights at Soldier field Sept. 1. In 1934, 1935 and 1936, big squads of senior stars of the previous college campaigns charged into the professionals with high hopes of victory. The best they could do, however, was a scoreless tie with the Chicago Bears in 1934, a 5 to 0 beating from the Bears the next time out, and a 7-7 draw with the Detroit Lions last year...BAUGH SHOULD CONNECT: This time, the Collegians should connect - probably by air, with the right arm of Texas Christian's Sammy Baugh as the big gun, Moore, head coach of Louisiana State's Tigers, believes. "This is the best bunch of football players I ever hope to see," Moore said, almost wistfully, after yesterday's practice at Northwestern university's Dyche stadium. "Down in Louisiana where I come from, we believe in throwing passes. We do throw passes. But nobody ever could throw passes like Sammy Baugh...PACKERS MAY SCORE: "I don't see why he shouldn't set a record for touchdown passes in this game with the Packers," he added with mounting enthusiasm. "The Packers may score. I suppose they will, but if Sammy doesn't pick up a few loose men and drop the football in their arms for scores, I'm going to be mighty disappointed." Moore says Baugh can spot a loose man on the field faster than any player he ever saw, and wouldn't be surprised if his own Gaynell Tinsley, Lousiana State's All-America end, worked himself free to catch a few of the Texas Christian sharpshooter's passes.


AUG 25 (Evanston, IL) - The task of preparing the college all-stars for their game with the Green Bay Packers, professional football champions, at Soldier field in Chicago on September 1, is a unique coaching problem. When 65 high grade football players from all parts of the country trot out on the field for practice, and you don't know one by sight or what he plays, it's a rather bewildering situation. Working twice a day in August heat has been quite a job and I'm surprised at the sincerity and enthusiasm with which these boys tackle it. With the splendid cooperation of Associate Coaches Phelan, Waldorf, Layden and Moore, we have five teams now at work learning plays. That gives each of us a team to work with. In general, Coaches Waldorf and Moore are in charge of linemen, Coach Phelan is working with the end, and Coach Layden and I are working with the backfield and specialty men, the kickers and passers. For those who have been close observers of these all-star teams in the past, I hear that our first team, except at center, does not quite measure up to that of last year's. If this be the case, last year's team must have been a great one. These same observers also think, however, that we will be able to dig deeper for replacements without lessening our effectiveness. If that be so, it will be quite an important asset. Green Bay, in the opinion of many, is the most versatile team, with the trickiest attack, in pro football. This attack is featured by the passing combination of Herber, left half, to Hutson, left end. Much interest centers around our plan to stop Hutson. Inasmuch as he plays in tight at times and wide at others, and on the opposite end on other occasions, it is rather a perplexing problem. Doing this with his tricky feints and dazzling speed from about five different formations and a couple of spreads, he ought to keep us pretty uneasy on our bench. The all-stars' idea is to fight fire with fire, and Baugh to Tinsley ought also to be a combination that will keep the Packers on their toes. After a week of training, many of our boys are familiar with the formations being used, and those trained in other systems are quickly adapting themselves to the change. As there are almost as many defensive set-ups in football as there are coaches, one of the puzzling problems is to get the boys to coordinate their individual assignments to fit in with the general plan. Particularly is this true of pass defense, which will have to be particularly sharp before the onslaughts of Herber and Hutson. Man-to-man, zone, or the combination are all good if effectively executed. These boys have been raised on all three systems. We must select one method so the habit of years in many cases may be unlearned in two short weeks. That is difficult, particularly when the pressure is on. All this is no attempt at bear story or alibi. While our team will not be letter perfect, or seasoned as well as the Packers, we hope to offset the superior weight and power of Green Bay with speed. It would not be fair yet to mention names of outstanding performers in practice, as another week of trial may change the entire picture, nut without hesitation I mush say that the work of Sam Baugh of Texas Christian has been outstanding. He has raised the hopes of all the stars that we will make a creditable showing in the coming game. All in all, this all-star group of 65 great football players training at Northwestern university is as fine a lot of young men as I have ever seen. Judging from their enthusiastic efforts thus far, they will give the Green Bay champions quite a game.


AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Somebody is going to get fooled if there aren't a lot of forward passes and a lot of scoring in the All Star football game at Soldier field next Wednesday night. With coaches of both the All Star and Green Bay Packer camps announcing repeatedly that they aim to advance through the air - and with both polishing their ground attacks - the preparation for the big contest have entered their final phase. The Packers, continuing their secret drill program, will work out here until next Tuesday morning, when they will board a Milwaukee road train at 8:30 for Chicago. The team will headquarter as usual at the Knickerbocker hotel, and Tuesday night will work out under the lights at Soldier field. The Packers were called into session at 7:30 last night, under the lamps at City stadium. Some of the boys were a bit tired from their recent strenuous drill program, but they soon snapped into the practice and showed plenty of life. Except for a few pieces of tape and a bruise or two, there were no injuries. Frank Butler, reformed center, twisted his leg before the drill started and returned to the training house for repairs, but he was back in harness a few minutes later. The men lined up for an impressive punting drill, with Clarke Hinkle, Ray Peterson, Swede Johnston, Arnie Herber and George Sayer booting the oval. All of the kickers were in form, assuring the Packers that when their offense bogs down next Wednesday they'll be able to chase the opposition back to its own goal posts...BEST AT PUNTING: Peterson's kicking has stamped the new Packer as a comer. Formerly of San Francisco, he is big and fast, and is the best of the younger men at punting. Hinkle, Johnston, Herber and Sauer all have years of service behind them, in addition to which Sauer won't be present for the 1937 National league race. When the kicking drill ended, Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered the stadium cleared of all spectators, including newspaper men, and the team then went into an hour and a half of secret practice, working up surprises for the All Americans. "It's just as fair to one as to the other if we practice in secret," he said. "If the All Stars know nothing of our offense, and we know nothing of theirs, a wide-open game will be assured."...SEE TOPHEAVY SCORING: Fans were ready to bet - and a good many already have - that scoring at Soldier field next Wednesday will exceed that of all previous All Star games. The first three contests produced a total of only 19 points, and it is quite likely that that number of points will be exceeded by only one team this year. The advantage may fall with the team receiving the kickoff, as that squad immediately will go into the air in an attempt to score a fast touchdown. If there is scoring within the first five minutes, anything may happen thereafter, with the thousands of fans treated to something fancy in offensive football. The Packers are not discounting the fact that the weather may turn against them Wednesday. As the Packers have Herber and Monnett, and the All Stars carry Baugh and Buivid, both teams are hoping for good forward passing weather. If the field is heavy, however, Green Bay may rely upon its terrific ground attack, which functioned at its best against the Bears in Chicago last season.


AUG 26 (Chicago) - "Slingin' Sammy" Baugh, Texas Christian's deadspot forward passer, will lead the College All Stars against the Green Bay Packers, NFL champions, at Soldier field Sept. 1. Baugh, who was not selected as a member of the starting lineup in the poll by which the fans picked the college squad, was elected captain of the squad by his teammates for the occasion, after yesterday's practice. Although he will not start, he probably will be on the field before the game is very old, for Coach Gus Dorais, head of the collegians' board of strategy, plans a heavy aerial bombardment with Baugh one of the main guns. The squad showed all around improvement in yesterday's drills and Dorais indicated he would put the boys through a long forward pass scrimmage tonight before concentrating on defensive measures. Final contact sessions will be held Saturday or Sunday.


AUG 26 (Green Bay) - The backfield luminary of the College All-Americans who will be watched most closely when the Packers and All Stars collide at Chicago next Wednesday will be Eddie Jankowski, Milwaukee boy who served as workhorse for the University of Wisconsin through three rugged seasons. Big and tough, powerful and talented, Jankowski had made a marvelous showing to date with the All Star squad. For the first time in years he is performing in a backfield with men who can block, who can run, who can carry out their own assignments. He hasn't had to worry about mopping up defensively for two or three other men on most of the plays. When he has carried the ball, there have been sledgehammer backs galloping ahead of him, sweeping aside the opposition and letting Eddie break into the clear. With all this cooperation, he has been giving All-America Harrison (Sam) Francis a man-sized run for his fullback position. Most gratifying, Jankowski is the property of Green Bay. When the last whistle blows at Soldier field, and the fullback checks in his uniform, his duties with the All Stars ended, he will hop a taxi to the boulevard and report to the Packers at their Chicago hotel. He will return with them to Green Bay and start breaking in with the rest of the squad as the team prepares for the Chicago Cardinal game Sept. 12. How well Jankowski will perform with the Packers won't be known until he gets there. He'll have every chance to make good. He'll be playing with a team which not only blocks, but in doing so moves the opposition up into the dollar seats. He can forget about the rest of the team on defense and can concentrate on carrying out his own assignments - covering his own territory. The Packers appear to be extremely fortunate in getting this young man. He apparently is intended for professional football. And the eyes of every Green Bay and Wisconsin fan will be on him when the first kickoff hits the air at Soldier field next Wednesday.



AUG 27 (Green Bay) - The problem of how much he may expect from his new squad members occupied Coach E.L. Lambeau today as his Green Bay Packers continued their practice program in anticipation of the fourth annual College All Star game at Soldier field, Chicago, next Wednesday night. The Packers, new and old, participated in a written examination this morning, the material covering all their plays and assignments - 78 of them, ready for use against the All-Americans. Tonight the team and coaches will take to the lighted City stadium field and will drill in the strictest of secrecy. All spectators, including newspaper men, will be barred. Lambeau believes that most of his veterans will be ready for action, and are likely to get it, when the Green Bay squad enters competition against the All Stars. He is not sure, however, that all of the first year men have had sufficient exposure with the Packer system to justify using them in this important game. It already is apparent that Darrell Lester, Texas Christian center, and Francis (Zud) Schammel, Iowa guard, can be used against the All Stars, if they are needed. Both have displayed great ability in absorbing the Packer players, and have shown firm in practice which has pleased the coaches to no small extent. Neither Schammel nor Lester is a probable starter, but both undoubtedly will see action. Lambeau has announced no starting lineup, but it is expected that the veteran George Svendsen will be in there at center for the first whistle, with Lon Evans and Tiny Engebretsen holding down the guard assignments...SWITCHED TO RIGHT: Lyle Sturgeon is undergoing a handicap which may prevent him from seeing much duty next Wednesday. He has been switched from left tackle, a position he always played at North Dakota State, to the right side of the line, and in the Packer setup the left and right tackles behave very differently. Sturgeon is acclimating himself rapidly to the new position but may need extra practice before he can be accounted a Packer veteran. Walter Bartanen, the Ferris Institute tackle, is playing a type of football which is entirely different from anything he was accustomed to previously. It naturally is hard for him to get used to the Packer style of play, but he is an exceptional hard worker and has an intense desire to learn. Whether or not he will be ready for the All Stars hasn't been determined yet...HAVE MINOR INJURIES: The two new backs, Herb Banet and Ray Peterson, also are working under difficulties as the big game nears. They were handicapped by minor injuries for several days, and were unable to see action in several highly important drills. This set them back, and their participation at Chicago will depend upon their work between now and game time. Every one of the newcomers shows talent of some sort, and several are rated certain to stick in pro football. The squad will be increased by four as soon as the All Star game is finished, as tackle Averell Daniell, fullback Eddie Jankowski, end Ken Nelson and center Earl Svendsen will join the Packers for the practice preceding the first league game. Svendsen and Daniell will be in the All Stars' starting lineup Wednesday, and Chicago publicity sources are making a great play of the fact that the two Svendsens, Earl and George, will be the opposing pivot men in the big game.


AUG 27 (Chicago) - Not even the coaches know how many of the 65 college All Stars will see action against the Green Bay Packers next Wednesday night - but they indicated today that at least five are being counted on to carry much of the burden against the professional champions. Those five are Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, John Drake of Purdue, Ed Jankowski of Wisconsin, Vernon Huffman of Indiana and Ed Wilkinson of Minnesota...HAVE LITTLE PART: After a heavy drill last night, Head Coach Gus Dorais intimated he would take no chance on last minute injuries to those men. The Stars probably will hold one more heavy scrimmage, but it is probable they will have little part in it. Baugh and Drake are counted on as "key passers" for the game, while the coaching staff believes that the blocking of Wilkinson, Jankowski and Huffman will be one of the big factors in the Stars' offense...DRILL AT FIELD: Next Monday night, the Collegians will work out at Soldier field, scene of the fourth annual charity tilt. The Packers will drill there Tuesday night.


AUG 27 (Chicago) - Not even the coaches know how many of the 65 college all-stars will see action against the Green Bay Packers next Wednesday night, but they indicated Friday that at least five will carry the burden against the professional champions. The five are Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, John Drake of Purdue, Ed Jankowski of Wisconsin, Vernon Huffman of Indiana and Ed Wilkinson of Minnesota. After a heavy drill Thursday night, Head Coach Gus Dorais intimated he would take no chance on last-minute injuries to the men. The five stars probably will be held one more heavy scrimmage, but it is probable they will have little part in it. Baugh and Drake are counted on as "key passers" for the game, Wilkinson as the best blockers, and Jankowski and Huffman as the chief ball carriers. The collegians will work out in Soldier field, scene of the fourth annual charity tilt, Monday night. The Packers will drill there Tuesday night.


AUG 27 (Green Bay) - It was Packer Day for the Green Bay Rotary club at their weekly meeting at the Beaumont hotel yesterday noon. Verne Lewellen, former Packer and president of the club, conducted a football program which had as its guest speakers the three coaches of the 1937 team, Head Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, and his assistants, Mike Michalske and Red Smith. And for good measure, Lavvie Dilweg and Ivan Cahoon, who not so long ago were on the Packer squads themselves, sat on the sidelines at the meeting as guests of the club. Coach Lambeau, the last speaker of the group, intimated that a good start in the coming battles with the All-Stars in which "we hit them hard enough to win their respect" would be essential to the Packers' success...WEIGHT ABOUT EVEN: In summing up the two squads, he said that they were about even in weight, with the end and tackle berths about an even choice, a Packer advantage at center and guard, and with the collegiate backfield appearing as powerful as backfields come. The average age of the All-Stars, he said, was 22 years; and the Packers about 25 years. He acknowledged the ability of Gus Dorais as coach of the collegians. Coach Lambeau continued with his impressions of this year's Packer team. Their chief weakness for the exhibition game he gave as lack of scrimmage, due to the cancellation of the practice game with Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirates, originally scheduled for Aug. 21...STRONG AT GUARDS: In general, he declared, this year's squad appears to be no weaker than last year's at the ends and tackles; stronger at the guards, especially with the addition of Mike Michalske; strong at the center position; and stronger than last year in the backfield. Lewellen, after being introduced by Dr. C.A. Van Deuren, stepped up to a blackboard and called first on Michalske. With the former asking the questions and the latter answering them and diagramming the answers on the board, the Roatarians got a "chalk talk" on styles of play, various formations used in games, and the duties of different players. Smith went in for Michalske, and his assignment was the rules, answering the questions asked by Lewellen concerning the various rules of football, with special attention played to the rules to be observed in the coming All-Star game and the variations in collegiate and professional rules.



AUG 28 (Green Bay) - The attitude with which the Green Bay Packers are approaching next Wednesday's All Star game at Chicago remained as great a mystery today as did the formations the team has been absorbing in its mystery drills at City stadium. As the Packers again slipped behind the locked gates of the stadium last night to continue rehearsals for the big game, now only four days in the future, Coach E.L. Lambeau himself refused to reveal just how the team is regarding the contest. There are three attitudes a professional championship team can take toward the All Star game, and you can sum them up as follows: 1. The pros may key specifically for the All Stars, shooting the works in an attempt to attain a decisive victory, and disregarding the approaching National league season in the process. 2. The pros may regard the All Star contest as just another game, and attempt to hurdle it just as they would a regular league struggle. 3. The pros may keep their best plays in the sack, refusing to tip their hands to rival league outfits, and thus may play strictly defensive football against the All Stars...ATTITUDE IS MYSTERY: Just which of these three attitudes is the Packers is as secret as the squad's drill program, and won't be revealed until the Green Bay squadron steps to the firing line at Soldier field. The Packers, physically and mentally, are on edge. They are highly keyed, healthily nervous in anticipation of the game, and are intending to make the best showing against the All Stars that any professional eleven has made to date. Lambeau and his assistants, Red Smith and Mike Michalske, are preparing to taper off the workouts. There will be no further scrimmage, of course, as the chance for the 29-man Packer squad to be crippled for the 62-odd All-Americans is too great to risk. Right now there is no Packer who is not ready to see action Wednesday, as most of the bumps and bruises resulting from scrimmage sessions are clearing away...STAY AT KNICKERBOCKER: The team will work out here until Tuesday, and that morning will catch the 8:30 Milwaukee Road train for Chicago, where it will headquarter as usual at the Knickerbocker hotel. Monday night Soldier field will be turned over to the All Stars, and Tuesday evening the Packers will have the benefit of working out under the lamps there. As the squad tested its skill and muscles in anticipation of the big event, Green Bay and Wisconsin football fans seethed with excitement, all pointing toward the fourth annual All Star combat. Thousands of people - the greatest gridiron migration in the state's history - will swarm southward next week to root for the Packers at Soldier field, and many thousands more will park by their radios to hear the account of the game. Several hundred radio home parties are believed to be planned in Green Bay alone, as families and groups get together to exchange comments on the great grid struggle, and a celebration rivaling the championship days of last fall is expected if the Packers tip over their formidable rivals.


AUG 28 (Chicago) - Vernon Huffman, one of the greatest players ever developed at Indiana, is going to do a lot of punting for the College All-Stars against the Green Bay Packers next Wednesday night. The Hoosier ace, who will start at quarterback for the collegians, gave a remarkable exhibition of distance booting Friday. After watching Huffman get away several nicely placed short kicks and then send the ball 95 yards down the field and out of bounds on the five-yard stripe. Head Coach Gus Dorais said he will draw the major punting job. On the 95-yard kick, the ball carried about 65 yards...NOT CAUGHT SHORT: The All-Stars aren't going to be caught short if a chance for a field goal presents itself. Steve Toth, Del Bjork and Ed Goddard kicked 62 consecutive placements before missing. Two players probably will not be used against the professional champions. George Bell, Purdue center, has not recovered from a foot injury suffered early in training, and George Conlee, St. Mary's center, will be on the bench because of a nose fracture. This leaves Mike Basrak and Bud Svendsen to handle the pivot duties.



AUGUST 29 (Green Bay) - In getting the Green Bay Packers ready for their football game with the college all-stars at Soldier field September 1, we have been fully aware of the problem that confronts us. We realize that our opposition consists of six full teams, made up of spirited football players fresh out of school. We further realize that they are being whipped into shape by five of the best coaches in the business and that we can expect an exceptionally fast team with plenty of spirit. The speed and spirit are natural attributes of an all-star squad. This year's squad is undoubtedly the best ever assembled. Versatility in the backfield is something that former all-stars lacked. This year the coaches have had a bumper crop of men who can kick, pass, block and run. George Halas of the Chicago Bears and Potsy Clark who formerly coached the Detroit Lions, both of whom coached teams that played the college all-stars, advised me to put the Packers through a hard practice period with plenty of scrimmage. In fact, Clark said that he 


would never send another team against the all-stars until they had first scrimmaged against a pro league opponent. This of course is impossible under the National Professional league rules. We had completed arrangements for a night game August 21 with Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirates when Joe F. Carr, league president, announced that he could not sanction, under any circumstances, a meeting between league opponents before the regular season. This was not our only setback, however, in the preparations we had planned. We were forced to halt intrasquad scrimmages after the first two scrimmages because of injuries. Five such sessions had been planned, but when an inventory showed that eight players were hurt, the schedule had to be cancelled. Fortunately, all eight of the players should be ready for the game. Even with the full squad on hand, however, it is asking too much to expect the Packers to reach their peak at this time. And even if that were possible, it is not advisable. Last year Steve Owen's New York Giants defeated the all-stars after they had tied the Detroit Lions, 7 to 7. The Giants were at an unusual peak, but Owen has since said, "Never again." It took too much out of the players, and it showed throughout the regular season. Last year the Giants were not nearly as effective as in other seasons. Gus Dorais has expressed considerable respect for Arnold Herber, our ace passer, and Don Hutson, who is on the receiving end much of the time. We have no less respect for the all-stars' Sammy Baugh, Ray Buivid, Sam Francis, and Eddie Jankowski and several others whose abilities we know. In fact, there are few, if any, weak sisters on the all-star squad. On the six full teams there are at least 24 men who could play under the banner of any professional team in the National league. Weather permitting, there probably will be scoring on both sides. The Packers will shoot the works, and we know the all-stars will give everything they have. However it turns out, it should be one of the most colorful of all-star games.


AUG 30 (Green Bay) - The finest conditioned Packer football team which ever faced an opening game will entrain for Chicago tomorrow morning, there to race the fourth annual College All Star squad at Soldier field Wednesday night. The team will play before the largest crowd in Green Bay's pro gridiron history. With the team will go a considerable portion of the city's population, and the heartfelt hopes of the rest, who will be glued to radios all over Wisconsin, rooting for the most decisive victory in the string of All Star games. Dr. W.W. Kelly, Packer physician who will accompany the team tomorrow when it leaves the Milwaukee Road station at 8:30 a.m., today announced that the players are in "nearly perfect shape". "There isn't a Packers," he continued, "who will not be able to play if he is called upon. Don Hutson's sprained fingers have healed, and the bruises which followed the first scrimmage session are gone. The team is ready for a great appearance."...NEED THAT PUSH: Coach E.L. Lambeau was just as interested in the squad's mental attitude, upon which he depends to give the All Stars an all-America scoring demonstration. The physical equipment of the team will not amount to a thing, he made clear, if the old push is lacking. A series of special trains, slicing southward through the Fox River Valley area, will haul thousands of rabid fans to Chicago for the big game, while many thousands of others will take favored auto routes to Illinois. The Du Chateau special will leave on the Chicago and North Western road at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, in addition to which there will be a Du Chateau special party in the North Western train leaving at 7 a.m...PLANS TWO SPECIALS: The Milwaukee Road plans two specials, sponsored by Carrigan, with Green Bay train leaving here at 7:30 a.m., and the Gold special at 1 o'clock p.m. For the stay-at-home fans, who are likely to find themselves in the minority, radio parties and special gatherings are being arranged, all pointing to the magnitude of a general celebration if the Packers live up to expectations at Soldier field. The Packers worked out under the smoking sun yesterday morning, and then were given the afternoon and evening off to find their own amusements. Most of them went fishing, swimming or attended picture shows. They were back to work today, tapering off as they conducted their final Green Bay drill prior to game time. Once in Chicago, the Packers will headquarter at the Knickerbocker hotel. The players have asked permission to attend the Chicago White Sox-Boston Red Sox game at Comiskey park Wednesday afternoon, and Coach Lambeau indicated that he might grant the request if the men appeared in the right mental attitude for their game. There will be celebrations aplenty in Chicago, regardless of the game's outcome. The La Salle hotel is planning a party for Green Bay fans, at which the Green Bay Y.M.C.A. Glee club will appear, and this musical organization also will sing on the radio between halves of the game.


AUG 30 (Chicago) - The College All Stars, satisfied that their offense will keep the Green Bay Packers hustling, concentrated on defense today as they prepared to wind up training for Wednesday night's charity football battle with the professional football champions at Soldier field. Head Coach Gus Dorais and his aides sent the collegians through a two-hour drill at Northwestern's Dyche stadium, with practically the whole period devoted to ways and means of halting the Packer running game and the anticipated overheads of Arnie Herber. Tonight the Collegians will drill at Soldier field in their final session. Dorais has made no secret of the fact he intends to shoot for victory through the accurate tossing arms of Sammy Baugh, the Texas Christian rifleman. But he has been working on a running game, and such backs as Johnny Drake of Purdue, Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin, Sam Francis and Lloyd Cardwell of Nebraska, Vernon Huffman of Indiana and Bob La Rue of Pittsburgh may steal the show.



AUG 31 (Green Bay) - A Green Bay Packer football team in superb physical condition, but possessing an undetermined mental attitude which had Coach E.L. Lambeau worried, left at 8:30 this morning for Chicago, where tomorrow night it will participate in the fourth annual All Star game at Soldier field. In addition to the players and Lambeau, the Milwaukee Road party included Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician; Trainer Dave Woodward and assistants; Property Manger Bud Jorgenson; Secretary G.W. Calhoun; several of the Packer wives; and Assistant Coaches Mike Michalske and Red Smith. The Packers were to establish their headquarters at the Knickerbocker hotel this afternoon, and tonight they will work out at Soldier field in anticipation of the big game...HAVE BEST WORKOUT: "Our practice last night was the finest we've ever had," Lambeau said just before the train left the station. "But it's hard to tell what the men are thinking about. They do not seem to have their minds on the game. I am worried." Except for Don Hutson's sore fingers - a notable injury - the Packers are in perfect physical condition. There was nothing of the Gas House Gang in 


their makeup this morning, as the only man who really was dressed for the occasion was Red Smith, who popped up wearing an old polo shirt, without a tie. Most of the men were dressed fit to kill, gabardine suits being particularly popular. They wore fancy ties, new shirts and their faces were polished like a billiard ball. They made a startling contrast to the traveling Chicago Cardinals, who arrived in Green Bay last year looking tougher than a year-old board bill. (Note: The Packers beat the Cards twice last season)...NOT MAD ENOUGH: The men did little talking about the game as they boarded the train. They didn't seem to be thinking much about it, and this added to Coach Lambeau's jitters. The coach would have preferred to see the men eating raw meat. He announced the Packers starting lineup. It will include Milt Gantenbein and Hutson at ends; Ernie Smith and Lou Gordon at tackles, Lon Evans and Tiny Engebretsen at guards, George Svendsen at center, Hank Bruder at blocking quarterback, George Sauer and Arnie Herber at halfbacks, and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. Because of the probability that the game will be played under record heat conditions, the Packers yesterday placed a special order with Wilson Brothers for a new set of lightweight green jerseys, which they will use for the second half at Solider field. The jerseys will be of inexpensive material, fit for only one game, and the men will change into them from their dripping uniforms at the intermission. The Wilson company is working all night tonight to complete the order. Radio station WTAQ today announced a special broadcast of the game, starting at 7:15 Green Bay time tomorrow night. It will be over the Columbia system, with Bob Elson announcing...PACKING THEIR GRIPS: As the Packers rolled southward on their way to Chicago, Green Bay and Wisconsin's host of fans were packing their duds and planning to follow their team. The greatest southward trek in the state's history will get underway tonight, guaranteeing the Packers gilt-edged support in their campaign to annex a decisive victory. Four trains tomorrow will carry the enthusiastic fans. The North Western road announced today that lunches and refreshments will be served on both its trains, which leave here at 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Du Chateau is sponsoring the 1 o'clock special. The Carrigan Green special on the Milwaukee Road leaves here at 7:30 tomorrow morning, while the Gold special leaves at 1 p.m. All special trains will start back for Green Bay an house and  half after the game, but not before 11:30 Chicago time.


AUG 31 (Chicago) - The College All-Stars, placing their high hopes for victory on the accurate passing arm of Sammy Baugh, ended training Tuesday for their battle with the champion Green Bay Packers at Soldier field Wednesday night. Apparently at a physical peak for the battle, the collegians rested while Coach Curly Lambeau led his Packers into town for a workout in the huge horseshoe on the Lake Michigan shore...MAKES NO SECRET: Head Coach Gus Dorais of the stars has made no secret of his belief that victory rests on an aerial offense. He has had Baugh and Buivid shooting overheads to ends and backs for two weeks and apparently was convinced his offense will keep the Green Bay eleven busy. On the face of things, the game should be a wide open affair. The Packers have the best known aerial team in pro ranks, Arnie Herber, who does the passing, and Don Hutson, who does most of the receiving.



SEPT 1 (Chicago) - A football team representing the smallest city in the NFL and a squad representing every university of importance in the United States will collide here tonight in the fourth annual All Star game at Soldier field. The Packers rule as favorites, despite the carefully built up belief that the All Americans have their strongest team of the series, despite the obvious worry of Green Bay's Coach E.L. Lambeau concerning the pro team's mental attitude, and despite the prestige of Slingin' Sammy Baugh, All Star quarterback who is being depended upon to win the game single-handed. "Wait until the Packers see Baugh!" was the warning expressed by newspaper men here today, as scribes who have seen the Collegians in action gloat over the possibility of the Green Bay aerial defense being denied. "Wait until the All Stars see Herber! Wait until they try to stop Hutson!" returned the vanguard of Packer fans, as thousands upon thousands of howling Wisconsin pro gridiron enthusiasts poured into Chicago. The game management estimated that more than 20,000 in the vast crowd will be from Green Bay or Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha are particularly well represented, and their fans are loyal - as ready to fight for their Packer convictions - as anyone who lives within three miles of Washington and Walnut...VIOLENT FOR PACKERS: The crowd apparently will be divided into two sections - the larger group which is unconcerned with the outcome, and which will be present to witness the great spectacle - and the violently partisan minority, which believes the Packers will thump the All-Americans thoroughly, and will fight someone if they don't. Few authorities expect the All Stars to win. The All-American line, while reputedly the toughest in the land, actually appears ill-equipped to withstand the terrific lunges of Clark Hinkle, George Sauer and Swede Johnston, the finesse of Bob Monnet and Paul Miller, the surging blocking of Hank Bruder. The All Star forwards are big, but facing such experienced talent at Milt Gantenbein, Ernie Smith, Lou Gordon, Tiny Engebretsen, Lon Evans and George Svendsen, they will have to take advantage of a Packer off-night to make a consistent impression. Lambeau admittedly is afraid the Packers will have just such a night...POUR IT ON: "I don't like their attitude," he repeated time and again. "They haven't their minds on the game. They aren't concentrating," and then in the same breath he added, "but I'm sure they'll be on edge tonight. They've got to be. We've got to pour it on." Last night, under the lights at Soldier field, the Packers ripped through their last workout before game time. They passed, punted and ran signals without revealing anything in the nature of trick stuff. They had pep galore despite the heat and looked impressive enough to make veteran Chicago newspapermen shake their heads. One scribe timedly suggested that the Packers looked five points better than the All-Americans, and nearly was mobbed by would-be investors. The Packers are going to kick for points whenever they get the opportunity. Said Lambeau: "Whenever we are within the 50-yard line on fourth down, we are going to try for field goals. Who'll kick them? Engebretsetn, Smith and Hinkle."...BOOTS LONG KICKS: All three looked impressive last night, Hinkle in particular sailing several kicks over the bar from 50 yards out. This added to the gloom in the Chicago newspaper ranks. Every man who will be in the Packer starting lineup tonight is a real veteran of pro football. If the team is on edge, the opposition should buckle under early. If the passers miss their marks, the backs forget their blocking and the line play is sluggish, then the All Stars have a victory chance and a good one. These Packers have drawn the coveted honor of starting in the historic contest: Milton Gantenbein and Donald Hutson, ends; Lou Gordon and Ernie Smith, tackles; Lon Evans and Paul Engebretsen, guards; George Svendsen, center; Henry Bruder, blocking quarterback; Arnold Herber and George Henry Sauer, halfbacks; and Clarke Hinkle, fullback. Opposing this battery of professional beef will be Merle Wendt, Ohio State, and Gaynell Tinsley, Louisiana State, ends; Averell Daniell, Pittsburgh, and Ed Widseth, Minnesota, tackles; Max Starcevich, Washington, and Steve Reid, Northwestern, guards; Earl (Bud) Svendsen, Minnesota, center; Vernon Huffman, Indiana, quarterback; John Drake, Purdue, and Bobby La Rue, Pittsburgh, halfbacks; Harrison (Sam) Francis, Nebraska, fullback.


SEPT 1 (Chicago) - The deadliest aerial bombardment of the annual All-Star football series is expected tonight when the hustling young Collegians elected by the nation's fans dig in against the world champion Green Bay Packers under Soldier field's floodlights. The light, fast All-Stars have the forward passing terrors of three separate leagues in Slingin' Sammy Baugh of Texas Christian, Ray Buivid of Marquette and Indiana's Vernon Huffman, voted the Big Ten's most valuable player last season. Against these three marksmen, the heavier Packers will stake their famed Arnold Herber and Don Hutson, a will-o'-the-wisp combination which baffled every pass defense in the National league last year...SEE ATTENDANCE RECORD: Attendance records for the spectacle likely will be broken. The crowd may run as high as 85,000. The Packers had to be given whatever edge there was. They are experienced as a team. They know the All-Stars cannot be regarded lightly since twice they held pro teams to ties. They lost once to


the Chicago Bears, 5 to 0. They have trained better than any other league representative and in addition had a weight advantage. Favoring the All-Stars were their superior speed and youth. They appeared to be farther advanced than any of their predecessors. With Baugh flicking his accurate passes and blockers like Big Sam Francis of Nebraska running interference for open field stars like Bobby Larue of Pittsburgh this team has more potential scoring power than the others. The All-Stars probably will center their attack on Baugh. The lithe quarterback from Sweetwater, Tex., immediately caught the eye of Head Coach Charles (Gus) Dorais of Detroit and his assistants, Lynn Waldorf of Northwestern, Jimmy Phelan of Washington, Elmer Layden of Notre Dame and Bernie Moore of Louisiana State...IS WHITE HOPE: He will run the team, do the passing and kicking as long as he's in the game. Dorais, who knows about all there is to know about passing, called Baugh his "white hope to beat the Packers". In the starting backfield, however, will be Huffman, Larue, Francis and John Drake of Purdue. Baugh will replace Larue and Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin may go in for Francis whose great punting is needed in the second backfield. Starting linemen will be Gaynell Tinsley, Louisiana State and Merle Wendt, Ohio State, ends; Averell Daniell, Pittsburgh and Ed Widseth, Minnesota, tackles; Steve Reid, Northwestern and Max Starcevich, Washington, guards; and Earl (Bud) Svendsen, Minnesota's center who will play opposite his brother, Packer George Svendsen.


SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - All roads lead to Rome. Such was the proud boast when thousands plodded to the Eternal City to hear Scipio iterate and reiterate, "Carthage must be destroyed." But tonight all roads lead to Chicago. The Soldiers' Field is substituted for the ancient Coliseum. And in Generalissimo Lambeau we have the modern version of Scipio, nervous head, scowling countenance and all. The original Scipio was no more determined upon humbling Carthage than Scipio Lambeau to knocking into a cocked hat the constantly recurring boast of youthful exuberance every time an All-American team is put together on paper that it would wipe the earth with the Packers if put together on the gridiron. Well, the die is about to be cast. On the athletic field, as well as the battlefield, there are chances and uncertainties. Were it not for the element mentioned there wouldn't be games nor would there be battles. So far we have progressed since the original Scipio pulled a short-bladed sword from its scabbard that weeks will not elapse before results are known at home. Perhaps 100,000 will watch the contest at the field but millions upon millions will follow every play over the ether.


SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Nobody really has the inside dope on what the Green Bay Packers are going to do at Soldier field tonight, but there's no harm in hazarding a few unofficial guesses. Here they are: That the Collegians are going to be jittery in anticipation of the Herber to Hutson combination, which has received a tremendous lot of publicity, and will see that their backs are placed comfortably behind the line of scrimmage. That the Packers, with the All Star line thus unprotected from the rear, will launch a terrific assault upon the tackles and around the ends, which will cause the opposing backs to come piling to the rescue in a hurry. That the vaunted Green Bay aerial attack then will be unfurled, crossing up the backs and making them wonder why, after all, they did not go out for swimming and badminton instead of football. If the Packers score first on a pass, the receiver may be Gantenbein or Miller - probably the former, with Hutson decoying a couple of enemy backs across the goal line. If the first score comes through the line, it may go to the credit of Sauer, through end. If Sammy Baugh uncorks the expected barrage of forward passes, my guess is that George Svendsen and Darrell Lester will combine to intercept at least five of them. And just to get all the way out on the limb, we'll predict a score of about 21 to 7, in Green Bay's favor. All bets may be off if the Packers fail to pull up their socks and go to work early - in other words, if overconfidence bothers them. The All Stars are a bunch of kids, full of the old pep and vinegar, and they will hustle. But the Packers are better trained, and they've been staying home nights in the last three weeks. Nobody's been throwing any parties for them. And each doesn't regard himself as the greatest All-America of all time - because they've been around the pro game long enough to know better. If the All Stars win, our next press dispatch will come from much farther south than Chicago.



NOV 30 (Green Bay) - Two defeats in the eastern gridiron section can't dim Green Bay's enthusiasm for its Packers, and the fans proved it last night by giving the returning players a tumultuous welcome at the Oakland avenue station of the Milwaukee Road. Consecutive losses to New York and Washington, bitterly cold weather and the location of the celebration failed to keep between 800 and 1,000 people from cheering the team's arrival, and escorting them, sirens screaming, through downtown streets to the Hotel Northland. A few minutes before the Chippewa arrived, at 4:40, it was impossible to park within three blocks of the station. Many fans, in fact, remained within their cars, and tooted their welcome as the short cavalcade passed on its way to the East Side. The enthusiasm and noise of the welcome caught the players totally unprepared, and they had little to say as they were escorted from their special coach and led to the string of Packard cars furnished for the occasion by Green Bay motors...STRIKES UP DIN: The fire chief's red-painted car, manned by Sam Aebischer and Gus Joppe, struck up a terrific din on its siren, and the many private cars jammed into the stationway followed suit, providing a healthy din for the returning Packers. Motorcycle Policemen Bill Maes and Norb Rondou provided an official escort as the cars skidded down slippery Oakland avenue to W. Mason street, and thence along Broadway to Main. At this point the celebrants were halted by an extended freight train, but five minutes later continued the drive across the Main street bridge. The many cars parked waiting for the train struck up a chorus as the Packers were driven across the river, and the screaming procession then continued down Washington street to Doty, returning on Adams to the Northland...FOLLOWED TO HOTEL: Many of the cars at the station followed the Packers to the hotel, and there was a general handshaking bee after their arrival. Coach E.L. Lambeau, who appeared as surprised as the rest and expressed complete satisfaction at the program, rode in the first car with Captain Milt Gantenbein, Tiny Engebretsen and Paul Miller. The immediate future of the squad was uncertain today, and there was no official indication as to what effect, if any, the two final defeats will have upon the squad personnel for 1938. Coach Lambeau is expected to clarify the situation soon, once the odds and ends of the 1937 season are cleared away. Lou Gordon did not return to Green Bay, getting off the train at Chicago, while Darrell Lester headed back to Texas for a visit. He will return to Wisconsin soon to play with the Oshkosh All Stars, professional basketball team. Ernie Smith went to Detroit, and will drive a new car home to California, an annual stunt with the Los Angeles tackle, while Champ Seibold remained at Washington to keep injured Eddie Jankowski company. The rest of the men returned to Green Bay, except for Arnold Herber, who left the train at De Pere, his hometown. About the only bright spot in the eastern trip was the financial aspect, as bother the New York and Washington games drew extra large crowds. A part of the money the football corporation already has planned to invest in a larger stadium, aiming to accommodate 24,000 fans for the 1938 games, including 6,000 new one dollar seats.


NOV 30 (Green Bay) - Eddie Jankowski, Green Bay Packer fullback who was taken to the Emergency hospital at Washington after the Packer-Redskin football game Sunday, was improved today, according to a telephone communication to Washington, made by Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician. "If no skull fracture is found," Dr. Kelly said, "I would not be surprised if Jankowski left the hospital within a week." X-ray photographs were taken this morning in an effort to determine the extent of the fullback's injuries. He was hurt in the fourth period of Sunday's contest, and was unconscious when taken to the hospital. Champ Seibold, Packer tackle, is remaining with him...TEMPERATURE IS NORMAL: Jankowski had entirely recovered unconsciousness today, and there were no further indication of a fracture, although it was believe he incurred a severe concussion. He was bothered by headaches today, but his temperature was normal. Blood pressure was satisfactory, and his pulse was slow, indicating some cerebral involvement. There were no definitely unfavorable symptoms, and if no fracture is discovered, he probably will be permitted to leave the hospital this week. The Packer squad which returned to Green Bay last night took a terrific physical beating in its two Eastern games. Dr. Kelly declared it was the worst in his experience as club physician. Practically every member of the squad is bruised and scarred, while Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg is recuperating at Milwaukee from a severe leg injury, his limb being placed in a cast...FRACTURES HIS THUMB: Herman Schneidman fractured a thump in the Washington game, forcing crippled Hank Bruder to see action. Russ Letlow is a mess, having several slashes on his face, and a thumb which was bitten almost through by Tarzan White of the New York Giants. This incident brought on a fist fight during the game, when Letlow laid out White colder than a headlinesman's heart. Clarke Hinkle has a severe scalp laceration, the injury being received through his helmet, and Don Hutson was badly shaken up. Arnold Herber received an injury to his chest muscles, the extent of which has not been determined, and practically every other Packer carries the scars of the recent battles.


NOV 30 (Green Bay) - The Packers are back in the lobby of the Hotel Northland, and most of them show no inclination to head for their rooms, but stand around in overcoats and gloves, warming up from the sudden change of weather...they were walking around Washington without coats two days ago, and played football Sunday in tepid temperatures so the brisk Wisconsin weather is a bit tough on them. But not as tough, they indicate, as the Giants and Redskins..."Those teams really were set for us," says Clarke Hinkle, and the scores seem to back him up...Coach Curly Lambeau expressed pleasure with the fine welcome his team received at the station, implies that not all of the boys performed well on the Eastern invasion..."The Giants and Redskins were keyed way up," he adds, and returns to the subject of the welcome. "It's great," he says. Paul Miller and Tiny Engebretsen express themselves as very glad to be does Bill Lee, right tackle imported from Brooklyn at mid-season, but Bill won't enjoy the Wisconsin winter long...he leaves today for the sunny South and the Alabama cotton fields, along with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hutson...this climate is no spot for a Southerner...Bill still is talking about his wrestling challenge to Bronko Nagurski...he wants to meet the Bronk, and would just as soon do it in Green Bay..."The match might draw well here," he says, and he probably is right. Russ Letlow is sporting a plaster over his eye, a relic of his tangle with Tarzan White at New York..."But you should see White," chorus several of the other Packers..."The boys behaved perfectly on the trip," says Spike Spachmann, ticket sales director who made the entire trip. The Packers had an idea before they left Washington that they might get a welcome on their return, but when they lost to the Redskins they gave up the idea burly lineman bet a quarter that there wouldn't be 25 people at the station, and as the temperature dropped so did the hopes of the they were very pleasantly surprised.


NOV 30 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers football team management will seek new blood to bolster its 1938 attack, it was indicated today following return of the players from the loss of two final professional league games in the east. The Packer management was understood to favor raising the squad limit from 25 men to 30. It was encouraged by possibility that two of the three college players drafted last year by the Packers will enter the professional ranks next fall. They were Charles Wilkinson, Minnesota quarterback of 1935 and 1936, and Merle Wendt, Ohio. E.L. (Curly) Lambeau was anxious to regain the championship and hoped to find recruits capable of repairing the vulnerable spots which appeared this season.



DEC 1 (Green Bay) - That hoodoo of American football - Old Man Mental Attitude - played a major part in the Green Bay Packers' four defeats of the 1937 season, Coach E.L. Lambeau said today in discussing the past schedule - and in looking forward to 1938. The annual meting of the NFL will be held at Chicago Saturday Dec. 11, when the draft list will be drawn by all clubs. Several key men faltered at crucial periods of the Eastern games to cripple the Packers' victory chance, Lambeau recalled, although he conceded that both the New York Giants and Washington Redskins were keyed far beyond their normal peaks. "Some of our best-known players will report next year with instructions to prove their worth before they resume their regular positions with the squad," he predicted. "In the first place," the coach remarked, hearkening back to the early days of the past season, "the men did not report with the proper mental attitude. They lacked the determination to win so important to a football team, and doubly important in a professional league, where the teams are all tough and most of them are evenly matched. Our team did not regain the proper attitude until it had suffered three defeats - by the College All Stars, the Chicago Cardinals and the Bears. We should have defeated the All Stars and the Cardinals, and we should have given the Bears a much better battle than we did."...HIT THEIR STRIDE: "Then the players awakened, hitting their stride against the Detroit Lions, and driving through one game after another. They reached their peak against the Chicago Bears, and were still tough against Philadelphia. Then the Packers went east, and the old determination was gone. They returned to the same old mental attitude they had at the start of the season. What's the answer? It's a mystery, and probably is an accumulation of many things. In the last two games players missed easy assignments on the field, after stating these same assignments correctly in their quiz periods, proving that their minds weren't on football."...SOME WEAK SPOTS: Lambeau indicated that he was pleased with the work of some of his players during the season, and disappointed with the play of others. The left tackle position, he indicated, will have to be strengthened for 1938, along with several other spots which need bracing. "Of course, we were off to a terrible start this year, and were working under a terrific strain," he continued. "Beaten in our first two league games, we knew we couldn't afford to lose another one. Every game had to be a victory. And it is my personal opinion that the Green Bay Packers, keyed and in condition, can beat any team in the league. There were outstanding examples of courage on the Eastern trip. Russ Letlow, who has played a fine game at guard all season, was a standout. So sick he could hardly sit on the bench at Washington, he entered the contest and played a whirlwind game until completely exhausted. The fight and courage of Paul Miller, our injured left halfback, was beautiful to watch." Some of the veteran Packers played consistently good football all season, Lambeau indicated. In particular, he mentioned halfback Bob Monnett, fullback Clarke HInkle, quarterback Herman Schneidman, halfback Joe Laws, Lou Gordon, tackle, played outstanding football until his last game...BUD MAKES GRADE: Earl (Bud) Svendsen, a first year man at center, fitted perfectly into the Packer picture - "We felt safe in using him any time we wanted to." Eddie Jankowski, while a bit weak on defense, had a great first year and proved one of the greatest blockers and ball carriers on the squad. Champ Seibold displayed great improvement at left tackle, but Arnold Herber's injury was costly. He remained on the sidelines for several important games. "So badly were we shaken up by New York and Washington," Lambeau added, "that we would be unable to put a team on the field if we had to play next Sunday. I couldn't dig up four backs fit to see action."


DEC 1 (Green Bay) - Breaking up until another football season, players of the Green Bay Packers were paying their last 1937 visits to the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau yesterday and today. Bill Lee and Donald Hutson, accompanied by Mrs. Hutson, headed southward yesterday, while Mr. and Mrs. Clarke Hinkle will leave soon for a vacation in Florida. Lon Evans will remain in town until the end of the week and then will head to Texas, his home state. Earl (Bud) Svendsen and his wife have left for Minneapolis, where Bud will reenter the University of Minnesota physical education course. A number of the Packers are year-round residents of the city, and these will remain here for the greater part of the winter. They include Paul Miller, Henry Bruder, Milton Gantenbein, Wayland Becker, Paul Engebretsen, Arnold Herber, George Svendsen, Charles Goldenberg and Coach Lambeau.


DEC 1 (Green Bay) - "I'm feeling fine," said Eddie Jankowski, injured Packer fullback, from his bed in Washington Emergency hospital today to Coach E.L. Lambeau, who contacted him by long distance telephone. Jankowski reported that he will be allowed to leave the hospital within four days. Champ Seibold is remaining with him and will accompany him home.


DEC 1 (Green Bay) - A few of the Green Bay Packers whose years of service entitle them to be ranked as veterans will report to the squad next fall on a tryout basis, Coach Curly Lambeau announced in his first interview after returning from Green Bay's unsuccessful invasion of the seaboard sector. The Packers, you will recall, went down fighting, but went down just the same, losing to the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins on successive Sundays. This was very heartening to the men backing pro football in the East, but it ruined a couple of Sundays for thousands of fans back in Wisconsin, and nobody realizes this better than Curly. Hence the announcement. "It is not fair to say that the team was not giving its best efforts on the Eastern trip," he said. "Some of the men never fought harder, never tried harder, never played harder, but there were a few who didn't seem to be 'putting out' in New York and Washington. They didn't seem to have their minds on football. There was too much sight-seeing, too many friends around to entertain them. Understand me, there was not a bit of dissipating. The squad behaved perfectly - but there were too many things happening to take their minds off their games. Then we met two teams - neither the equal of the Chicago Bears or Detroit Lions - which were keyed to their highest peaks of the season. They played their greatest games of the year on the days they met the Packers. They could do little wrong, and every possible tough break went against Green Bay. We lost two games." The squad is breaking up this week. There'll be no post-season trip - a new league rule forbids it - and the squad probably won't be reassembled until late next summer, in preparation for another strenuous season. It can't be any tougher than this one, Curly admits. "We put ourselves at a terrific disadvantage right at the start by losing those two first games," he admitted. "We then were in a position where we had to win every remaining game on our schedule - or else. We won seven of them in a two, by regaining a proper mental attitude and holding it, but the old stuff wasn't there after the Philadelphia game in Milwaukee."..Curly made no official announcement, but it is likely that nearly all the men who finished the 1937 season will report next summer, but some of the veterans will have to prove their worth before they'll be given regular positions. Then there will be a promising assortment of beginners in pro football, including probably several men already well known by reputation to Green Bay fans. Lambeau had a talk with one man who was drawn on the Packer draft list last season, but didn't report, and the Packer coach says this man very probably will join the squad for 1938. In all, the past season cannot be ranked as a failure. It was enormously successful financially, and for once Green Bay's loyal fans can enjoy the winter without listening to constant chatter regarding a possible transfer of the franchise. The Packers proved themselves the greatest drawing card in professional football, and clubs will be only too glad to schedule them for next season. They provided the sensation of the league by roaring through seven consecutive games victorious. They beat the Lions twice, the Bears and the Cardinals once each. They whipped Cleveland twice and ruined Philadelphia. They lost one game each to the Bears, Cardinals, New York and Washington. That's not bad for a little city like this.



DEC 1 (New York) - A new NFL team record for forward passing efficiency was established this season as two teams, the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins, both passed the old mark of 41 percent held jointly by Green Bay and Brooklyn. Green Bay, having completed its schedule, has completed 95 out of 216 passes for 43 percent, and Washington, with 86 out of 204 tosses for 42 percent, still has a chance to tie or overtake Green Bay in its final game against the Giants next Sunday. If the tossers in the Washington-Giants and Bears-Cardinals games next Sunday can keep up the league average of the season, a new standard will be established in forward passing efficiency for the entire season by all teams. Last year 36.5 percent of all passes thrown were completed and with two games remaining a total of 638 aerials were completed out of 1,703 thrown for 37.4 percent. The Packers finished the season as the leading offensive team with 3,229 yards gained and 220 points scored. Detroit is second in both divisions. Washington is the third leading ground gainer and the Bears hold third place in scoring. The New York Giants held opponents to 1,740 yards and 60 points for defensive honors, while the Bears are second.


DEC 2 (New York) - Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers' ace end from Alabama, shattered two individual NFL records in pass receiving which he had established last season, according to statistics released today. He caught 41 passes for 552 yards, bettering his own 1936 marks of 34 catches for 526 yards. Individual marks in scoring and forward passing may be eclipsed in the final two games of the season on Sunday. Slingin' Sam Baugh, Washington, needs only eight completions against the New York Giants to pass Arnie Herber's record of 77 completions made last year. Jack Manders, Chicago Bears, had 68 points and needs 12 more to break his own record of 79 established in 1934. He also can tie his record of ten field goals in one season in the game against the Cardinals Sunday, for he is leading the field at present with eight successful boots. Bob Monnett, Green Bay, continues to pace the circuit in forward passing efficiency with an average of .506 with Ed Danowski, New York, jumping to second place with .480 to overage Herber, Green Bay, and Baugh. Herber has an average of .451 and Baugh has an average of ,448. Cliff Battles, Washington, leads the ground gainers with 709 yards, heading Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, who has 552, and John Karcis, Pittsburgh, who has 511. Battles has such a commanding lead that he undoubtedly will finish the season in first place and duplicate his performance of 1933, when he led the NFL in this department as a second year man in the pro ranks...SECOND TO MANDERS: Hinkle is second to Manders in scoring with 57 points, 12 points ahead of Dutch Clark, player-coach of Detroit. Riley Smith, Washington, and Hutson are tied for fourth with 42 points. Hutson and Clark have completed their seasons, so Smith can take third place by scoring four or more points against the Giants Sunday. Gaynell Tinsley, recruit

from L.S.U. with the Cardinals, is second to Hutson in pass receiving, having caught 30 passes for 520 yards. If he can gain 34 yards on the receiving end of aerials against the Bears Sunday, he will shatter Hutson's newly created mark in this department.


DEC 2 (Green Bay) - While the football pot is beginning to simmer down and the fans are preparing to put the lid on the boiler until another season rolls around, the Green Bay Packers still are licking their wounds they received during their super-strenuous 1937 schedule. Dr. W.W. Kelly, club physician, remarked today that in all his connection with the team he never has seen a group with the collective physical disarrangement of the current Packers. Here is the proof if any is needed that the Packers went down fighting: Arnold Herber with a broken rib, incurred in the New York game; Buckets Goldenberg at home in Milwaukee with his leg in a cast; Bud Svendsen's broken nose; Herman Schneidman's fractured thumb; Eddie Jankowski in a Washington hospital with a severe brain concussion; Russ Letlow badly beaten and his thumb nearly chewed off; Clarke Hinkle with a severe gash on the side of his head; and half a dozen others with very painful injuries. These hurts, you will notice, were received in combat and are not the type picked up by a team which is poorly trained.


DEC 2 (Los Angeles) - Officials of the Los Angeles Bulldogs' professional football team will attend the NFL meeting in Chicago next week, hopeful of smoothing out "trouble" between the team and the league. President Leon V. McCardie ad Secretary Harry Myers said they would like to bring the National league champions here to meet the Bulldogs, undefeated American league titleholders. National league officials were reported opposed to the annual post-season trek to the coast on the ground the Bulldogs "stole" three players from their reserve list - Al Nichelini, a back, and Harry Field and Bernie Hughes, linemen.


DEC 3 (Green Bay) - Eddie Jankowski, Packer fullback who is Washington Emergency hospital following an injury received in last Sunday's football game, is improving, Gerald Clifford, Packer director, was informed in a telegram from Senator F. Ryan Duffy today. Duffy wired: "Saw Jankowski last night. Seems to feel considerably better."


DEC 3 (Oshkosh) - Two centers on the Green Bay Packer football team, George Svendsen and Darrell Lester, reported here yesterday for practice with the Oshkosh All Stars, professional basketball team. Svendsen played basketball at the University of Minnesota, and Lester at Texas Christian.


DEC 4 (Washington) - Vice-President Garner and Senator F. Ryan Duffy of Wisconsin visited Eddie Jankowski, injured Green Bay Packer football player, at a hospital Saturday. Jankowski is recovering from an injury suffered during the Packer-Washington Redskins game last Sunday. The vice-president, who witnessed the game as Senator Duffy's guest, told Jankowski that he saw the play on which the Packer player was hurt, saying, "I thought you were pretty badly injured."


DEC 6 (New York) - What possibly is the most effective scoring combination in football history - Cliff Battles, the ball carrying will o' the wisp, and Sammy Baugh, the peerless passer - has shot the surprising Washington Redskins through to the championship of the Eastern division of the NFL. Sammy and Cliff and the rest of the remarkable Redskins did it the terrific way yesterday, terrorizing the New York Giants, 49 to 14, before 58,000 enthralled fans at the Polo Grounds. Among those who witnessed the electrifying battle were 7,000 wild-eyed Washington rooters, who ripped up the goal posts and everything...WALL IS SAVAGE: The way Cliff and Sam cut didoes behind their savagely thrusting forward wall, it is difficult to picture them as losers next Sunday, when they meet the Chicago Bears, champions of the Western division, at Chicago's Wrigley field in their playoff for the league title. The Bears, with nothing at stake, steamrolled the Chicago Cardinals, 42 to 28, in their finale yesterday. Cliff the runner and Sammy the thrower demoralized the Giants. Between them, they chopped the New Yorkers' defense into kindling wood, and it previously had been regarded as one of the stoutest defenses in the game. Battles, a wraith in silk panties, carried the ball 170 yards in 24 carries from scrimmage, not counting a 76-yard runback of an intercepted pass. Baugh completed 11 passes for a total gain of 135 yards, running his total of completions for the season to 81 and breaking the previous league record of 77...TOSSES LONG PASS: It was a crazy game. First the Washingtons scored three touchdowns, slick and clean and without any breaks. Then, at the start of the second half, the Giants took to the air, with Ed Danowski


tossing, and scored twice in a hurry. That made it only 21 to 14, and the Giants were back in the game. That was when the Redskins proved their greatness. Battles took off the wraps again and plugged the pigskin down to New York's 43. Baugh then drifted back, faked a short pass to draw in the Giants' secondary and whipped a long one into the arms of Ed Justice, who was away by himself. That whipped the Giants. The Bears, in winning their ninth game of the season against one defeat and one tie, spotted the Cards two touchdowns in the first period and then roared back with 13 points in the second and a 27-point blast in the third.



DEC 7 (Green Bay) - A vigorous group of young Packers with touchdown complexes is shouldering up through the team's all-time scoring ranks, but with firing now completed for the 1937 season, the two old standbys, Verne Lewellen and Johnny Blood, remain undisturbed in their one-two positions. Lewellen, who scored 50 touchdowns and one extra point between 1924-1932, still is far in front of the Green Bay list, which includes all points scored in NFL competitions since the Packers entered the league in 1921. The highest ranking active Packers are Clarke Hinkle, who is booming along in third place, now only 49 points behind Blood, and Don Hutson, who is in fourth, an even 30 points in back of Hinkle. Fourteen different Packers scoring during the last season, representing every position on the team except center. Three were halfbacks - Bob Monnett, Joe Laws and Paul Miller - while three were ends - Bernard Scherer, Don Hutson and Milt Gantenbein. Three were quarterbacks - Hank Bruder, Buckets Goldenberg and Herman Schneidman - who also scored...GUARDS, TACKLES SCORE: Additional scoring was done by fullbacks Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski, guards Paul Engebretsen and Zud Schammel and tackle Ernie Smith. Hinkle scored six touchdowns, kicked eight extra points and booted two field goals during the 1937 season, raising his all-time total, covering ever season ​since 1932, from 119 to 175. He was good for 50 points during the past campaign. Hutson scored 42 points on seven touchdowns, all attained by receiving passes and going places subsequently. He elevated his all-time mark from 103 to 145, passing Curly Lambeau and going into fourth place on the big list. Hank Bruder, who scored his first Bay points in 1931, added a touchdown to his total this year and now has 94 points, which leaves him in 6th place, 15 points behind Lambeau...MOVES UP NOTCH: Bob Monnett scored a single touchdown, but moved up a notch on the strength of it, the six points enabling him to pass La Vern Dilweg and take seventh place with 92 points. Buckets Goldenberg scored one touchdown this season, his No. 10 as a Packer, and raised his all-time record to 60 points. The end of the season saw Ernie Smith still has a few notches shy of equaling Red Dunn's extra point total. During his Packer career from 1927 to 1931, the famous redhead booted 46 extra points, and the 11 Smith got this season raised his number to 41. Smith also booted a field goal this year, and his all-time total now reads 59. Joe Laws scored two touchdowns and booted his total from 36 to 48. Gantenbein also was good for a pair of touchdowns, raising his mark on the big list from 24 to 36...FIVE EXTRA POINTS: Engebretsen kicked five extra points and one field goal, giving him 27 points, as compared to the 19 with which he ended last season. Eddie Jankowski blazed into scoring list for the first time, his four touchdowns and an extra point giving him a total of 25 points. Paul Miller got his fourth Packer touchdown and has 24 points; Bernie Scherer nailed two touchdowns to lift his total to 18; Herman Schneidman scored one and has 12 points; while Schammel's touchdown, scoring on a lateral from Gantenbein, was his first as a Packer.


DEC 8 (New York) - Three new NFL records were established during the 1937 season as only two out of 


five 1936 leaders retained their team titles, according to final statistics. Marks were shattered for team forward passing, league total forward passing and total league scoring. The Washington Redskins broke the week-old forward passing record made by the Green Bay Packers who in their last game two Sundays ago had eclipsed their own record made in 1936. Washington finished the season with 99 completions in 222 tosses for a record 44.5 percent. Green Bay two Sundays ago shattered the old team record of 41 percent by finishing its season with 95 completions in 216 tosses for 43.9 percent. Thus both teams passed the old mark and led the way for a new standard of all teams in the National league. In all 1,543 passes were thrown and 594 completed by the ten teams for a mark of 38.5 percent. The old mark, made last year, was 36.5 percent with 604 completions out of 1,656 tosses...MUCH MORE SCORING: The third new record was the 1,424 points scored by all teams, breaking the old mark, set in 1934, of 1,302 points. This is an increase of 122 points over the former standard. The Eastern division teams may take much credit for this new mark, for clubs in that area tallied 613 points this season as against 495 in 1935, a difference of 118 points. Western teams tallied 811 points this year as against 779 in 1936, a difference of 32 points. Only two clubs retained their 1935 titles in the race for team honors. Green Bay again led the scorers with 220 points, and the Chicago Bears held opponents to 100 points for the best defense against scoring. New leaders are Washington, which took Green Bay's title in forward passing; Green Bay, which annexed the ground gaining leadership formerly held by Detroit; and Detroit, which held opponents for the least number of yards to displace Washington...TAKES GROUND HONORS: The Bears and Washington were second and third in scoring with 201 and 195 points, respectively. Green Bay gained 3,201 for ground gaining honors. Washington became the first Eastern team in four years to gain a place among the first three ground gained by finishing second with 2,923 yards. Detroit, last year's leader, was third with 2,707 yards. The New York Giants finished third behind Washington and Green Bay in forward passing with 40.8 percent, just one-tenth of one percent better than the Chicago Cardinal who finished in fourth place. Detroit held opponents to 2,102 yards, while Washington was second with 2,123 and New York third with 2,158 yards. These teams were all under last year's defensive yards total of 2,181 registered by Washington. Detroit also held opponents to 105 points for second place in this department. New York was third with 109 points scored against it.



DEC 9 (Green Bay) - Four new individual records were established during the 1937 NFL season and only two out of seven of last year's leaders retained supremacy in their specialties, according to the final statistics announced today. The new marks were made in pass receiving and passing. Three freshmen in the pro ranks shared honors in three of the new marks. Slingin' Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins recruit from Texas Christian, completed 81 passes to shatter the  mark of 77 made by Arnie Herber, Green Bay, last year. Gaynell Tinsley, first year end with the Chicago Cards from Louisiana State, shared in two of the records. He gained 675 yards on the receiving end of passes to surpass the new mark of 552 yards made two weeks ago by Don Hutson, Green Bay. Last year Hutson gained 526 yards for a new league standard, and broke it in his final game of the current season, only to have the new mark shattered by Tinsley last Sunday...NEW DISTANCE RECORD: Joe Reed, Tinsley's teammate at L.S.U. last year, threw Tinsley a pass which gained 95 yards against the Bears to break the old mark made on a Herber to Hutson pass good for 83 yards against the Bears in 1934. Hutson was responsible for the fourth new standard. He caught 41 passes to better the record of 34 he caught in 1936. Tinsley also passed last year's mark by two catches. New individual leaders took titles form five out of seven 1936 champions. Hutson in pass receiving and Jack Manders, Chicago Bears, in field goal kicking were the only men who retained first places held last year. Cliff Battles, Washington and West Virginia Wesleyan, Giants, as the leading ground gainer and in so doing became the first player in the history of the National league to win this title twice. He won it first in 1933, and this year gained 874 yards in nine games for the second best total in the annals of the league. He didn't play in two games this year or he might have surpassed the mark of 1,004 yards made by Beattie Feathers, Bears, in 1934 in 12 games...TAKES SCORING LEAD: Manders took the scoring title from Dutch Clark, Detroit, with 69 points, 24 of which came from eight field goals, giving him the leadership in this department also. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, Riley Smith, Washington, and Clark finished second, third and fourth in scoring with 57, 55 and 45 points, respectively. Baugh, in addition to breaking Herber's completion mark, also became the 1937 leader in yards gained by passes. He completed 81 out of 171 passes for 1,127 yards. Herber's yardage last year was 1,239 yards and set a new league record. Ed Danowski, New York Giants, was the second best passer with 66 completions out of 134 tosses for 814 yards. His efficiency was 49.2 percent as against 47.3 percent for Baugh. He had only five passes intercepted, the best record in the history of the circuit for those who have thrown more than one hundred passes. His record for the past four years is 185 passes completed out of 383 for the extremely high average of 48.3 percent. Pat Coffee, Chicago Cardinals, completed 52 aerials to 47 for Herber, but Herber's yardage and efficiency was 676 yards and 45.1 percent to 306 yards and 43.6 percent for Coffee. Bob Monnett, Green Bay, had the best efficiency record with 50.6 percent completions, but he threw only 73 passes...HINKLE IS SECOND: Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, was second to Battles in ground gaining with 552 yards, and John Karcis of Pittsburgh was third with 511 yards. The best average for ball carriers was made by Ernie Caddel, Detroit, who carried 76 times for 429 yards, an average of 5.6 yards per clip. Ed Jankowski, Green Bay, gained 325 yards in 61 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards. Charlie Malone, Washington, was the third best pass receiver with 28 catches for 419 yards, while Jeff Barrett, Brooklyn, took fourth with 20 catches for 461 yards. Taldon Manton, New York; Regis Monahan, Detroit, and Riley Smith, Washington, tied for second in field goals with five each. Armand Niccolai, Pittsburgh, was next with four. A total of 46 field goals were kicked by 18 players during the 1937 season as against the league record 48 by 17 players in 1936. The longest was made by Bill Shepherd, Detroit, a placement of 45 yards.


DEC 9 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe F. Carr of the NFL denied emphatically today reports that he would relinquish the presidency of the organization he founded 17 years ago. "There is absolutely nothing to the reports," said Carr, who recently recovered from a 


serious illness. "I'm feeling fine, but I've got to take it easy for awhile."


DEC 9 (Chicago) - Bottling up maneuvers to stop the Washington Redskins' sensational forward passer, Slingin' Sammy Baugh, will be the Chicago Bears' major task when they battle the easterners for the national professional football championship at Wrigley field Sunday. George Halas, coaching genius and owner of the Bears, is basing his strategy on a belief that if Baugh's passes are checked Washington's offense also will be checked. He also figures Cliff Battles, rated as the greatest running back in the National league for at least five years, will be stopped if Baugh's passes aren't clicking. The Bears' mentor believes the best defense against forward passes lies not so much in alert covering by defending backs as in rushing the passer. No forward passer, Halas says, is quite so effective when he sees two or three big charges bearing down on him at top speed, ready to knock his bloomers off the instant they connect. For the forward passer is even less effective after he has been knocked down a few time, Halas opines. Baugh and his Redskin teammates arrived today in blustering near zero temperatures to complete training. Coach Red Flaherty planned to hustle the 26 players out for a workout this afternoon. The squad formed an advance contingent of a Washington delegation, numbering more than a thousand, which will arrive on special trains Sunday morning. They will be a part of a capacity crowd of 44,000 expected to see the game. The Bears have voted to divide the players' share from Sunday's game to 33 full shares. Twenty-eight active players were awarded full shares which may amount to $750 each for the winning team. The players will receive 60 percent of the gross receipts after expenses, including 15 percent for park rental, has been deducted. Ten percent is divided between second place teams in each division, namely, the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants, leaving 50 percent for the contending teams which is split on the basis of 60 percent for the winning team and 40 percent for the losers.


DEC 10 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau will leave tonight for Chicago, where tomorrow he will attend the annual meeting of the NFL as representative of the Green Bay Packers. The most pressing business at the meeting with the drawing of the 1938 draft list, including collegiate seniors of the past season who are rated eligible for National league competition next fall.


DEC 10 (Green Bay) - While all-star football combinations bob up on every side as an aftermath of the current season, college grid stars of a few seasons back are being recalled in a move that helps answer the question: "Where are they now?" And when the 33 players picked by the All-America board of football as the best in the nation during the years 1932, 1933 and 1934 ballot on their selection of the player who has best lived up to the ideals of college football since leaving the campus, three present and two former Green Bay Packers will be among the candidates. The three from this year's Packer team, now scattered in various part of the country, are end Don Hutson, who was picked on the board's All-America team in 1934 as a member of the University of Alabama eleven; tackle Ernie Smith, who received the honor as a member of the great University of Southern California team of 1932, and back George Sauer, out of Nebraska's Cornhusker crop of 1933. Only eligible candidates are members of the three first elevens picked during the three years, and voting is restricted to the same group. All the players have had three years at least in civil life, and the board is of the opinion that each has had the same general opportunity since leaving college...GETS ROCKNE CUP: The players receiving the largest number of votes will receive the all-America captain's cup, contributed by Mrs. Knute Rockne in 1932 as a permanent possession. Besides Hutson, Sauer and Smith, players who once wore the Packer uniform after all-America selection by the board were Joe Kurth, tackle from Notre Dame picked the game year as Smith, and George Maddox, tackle from Kansas State, honored in 1934. Maddox suffered a leg injury in the All Star game of 1935 and reported to the Packers that year with Don Hutson, who also came up from the game at Soldier Field in Chicago. Maddox, however, was forced to drop football by the leg injury after participating in only one of the preseason practice games at Chippewa Falls...PLAYED IN 1933: Kurth played with the Packers of 1933, but was dropped in the 1934 season after proving somewhat ineffective as a National league lineman. After leaving Green Bay he became associated with the Lincoln Life Insurance company of Chicago, and at present is a commercial radio time salesman with Station WHBF in Rock Island, Ill. After leaving the Packer lineup, he was player-coach of the La Crosse Lagers for two seasons and brought a team to Green Bay for a practice game in 1935. As fans know, Hutson usually returns to his home in Fayette, Ala., after the football season, and then turns to professional baseball. Last summer he was with Albany. Smith heads back to his native Los Angeles and resumes activities in the life insurance business. Sauer, one of the greatest athletes in University of Nebraska history, is back at the University of New Hampshire to take up basketball coaching duties. His football team won seven and lost one for the most successful season the Eastern school ever has enjoyed. Some other present and former league players are on the list. Regis Monahan, 1934 guard choice from Ohio State and at present flanking the center for the Detroit Lions, is one of them. Monahan who kicked a field goal for three of the Lions' 17 points against the New York Giants last week, probably will quit playing football after this season - and so may Ernie Smith...SETS UP AGENCY: Monahan is employed in the auditing department of the Briggs Manufacturing company during the off season and plans to devote all his time to that work. Smith has been a life insurance underwriter ever since leaving college and plans to set up an agency in Los Angeles. Beattie Feathers, one of the most outstanding backs with the Chicago Bears in 1934, was named by the board as a member of the University of Tennessee team of 1933. He also plays semi-pro baseball. Dixie Howell, Alabama's great back in 1934, returned to the gridiron front this season, but was overshadowed in the Washington lineup by Riley Smith, a former teammate, and Sammy Baugh (spelled P-O-I-S-O-N to the Packers). Howell also played professional baseball, and at one time coached the University of New Mexico grid team...CHOICE OF BOARD: Harry Newman, always mentioned when great forward passers are brought to mind, was the board's quarterback choice in 1932. He played with the New York Giants after leaving the University of Michigan, and today samples and buys canned goods for a large chain food company. Newman holds the distinction of never having had a penalty called upon him in all the time he played football. Others once connected with the league and the year in which they were named by the board are Warren Heller of Pittsburgh, 1932; Bob Horstmann of Purdue, 1932; Paul Moss of Purdue, 1932; Art Krueger of Marquette, 1932; Cotton Warburton of Southern California, 1933; Chuck Bernard of Michigan, 1933; W.A. Smith of Washington, 1933, and Joseph P. Skladany of Pittsburgh, 1933. The All-America Board of Football, which has not yet announced its 1937 selections, is composed of Howard Jones, Robert Zuppke, Glenn S. Warner, Frank Thomas and Christy Walsh.


DEC 11 (Chicago) - Club owners of the NFL convened here today for their annual draft meeting. In reverse order of their league standings, teams will choose the outstanding college stars for service next season. Under league rules, Cleveland, which finished last this year, will have first choice of any player whose name is in the draft. Cleveland has already named "Whizzer" White of Colorado as its choice. But whether White plays with Cleveland is another question, because he may be used as trading material. White, furthermore, has said he would not play pro ball. In the absence of President Joe Carr of Columbus, O., the meeting was in charge of Carl Storck, also of Columbus, treasurer and vice president. It was the first meeting President Carr has missed since he founded the league 17 years ago. He is recuperating from a two month's illness.


Original 1937 journal that was handed out to clients by Packers legend Curly Lambeau when he sold insurance.



DEC 13 (Green Bay) - Ten outstanding football players he believes capable of making the grade in the toughest league of all were selected by Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers at the NFL's annual draft meeting, held Saturday at the Sherman hotel, Chicago. The Packers, forced to draw in seventh place because of their elevated position in the league standings, didn't get all the men they wanted, missing in particular Fred Vanzo of Northwestern and Popovich of Montana, two, big husky backs. The Chicago Cardinals drew Popovich on their second choice, and Vanzo was grabbed earlier by the New York Giants. The Packer draft list includes: Isbell, Purdue, back; Schreyer, Purdue, tackle; Sweeney, Notre Dame, end; Uram, Minnesota, back; Kovatch, Northwestern, end; Ragazzo, Western Reserve, tackle; Howell, Nebraska, back; Barnhard, Greeley State, guard; Tinsley, Georgia, guard; Falkenstein, St. Mary's, back. The meeting brought forth plenty of fireworks, Lambeau reported upon returning to Green Bay today, but most controversial matters were laid over until the February meeting in New York, when the 1938 schedule will be adopted. The chief argumentation at Chicago arose over the demand of second division teams for increased preference in the drawing. Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Cleveland wanted to draw five players each before any of the first division clubs had one selection, and this proposal set off the leading team managers in short order. Finally it was decided to give the second division teams first choice, followed by one choice apiece from the first division clubs. Then the second division teams had two selections, followed by one for the first division, and this process was repeated. It enabled the second division teams to get a fair corner on the available talent which was the idea of the draft setup anyway. Cecil Isbell, Purdue's great back, is one of the nation's outstanding football players. He is a great runner, passer, blocker, kicker - a quadruple threat men in every sense. He threw the long pass which enabled the Boilermakers to tie Wisconsin this season, and he is known as an extremely aggressive and vigorous type of back. His teammate, Schreyer, is a 225-pound tackle regarded by Lambeau as ready for the professional game. He also is aggressive and was rated as one of the Big Ten's best tackles. Chuck Sweeney, end, was captain of the 1937 Notre Dame team, and in being mentioned on several all-America squads. Weighing 195 pounds and standing close to the 6-foot mark, he does everything well, being a vicious blocker and hard tackler. He blocked punts in several crucial games for the Irish this year. Andy Uram is a familiar name in Midwestern football circles, and had he not incurred a mid-season injury, the speedy Minnesota halfback would have been maned on many mythical teams. He picked up a cracked bone in his left arm, which since has healed, and he will play in the 


East-West game on the coast New Year's day. Uram is a great runner and passer. His long sprint against Nebraska in 1936 won the game for the Gophers. John Kovatch of Northwestern is a 208-pound, 6-foot end with fine pro football possibilities. He is very tough and rugged. Lambeau is interested in Ragazzo, a veteran of unbeaten Western Reserve university for three seasons who was instrumental in the Cleveland school's great record. He plays tackle, weighs 220 pounds and is as tough as a carload of cement. He plays football just like his name sounds. Howell of Nebraska is a 188-pound quarterback who directed the Cornhuskers through the successful season. He also is a triple threat man, being an outstanding aerialist. He will quarterback the West team in the San Francisco game Jan. 1. Barnhart is practically unknown in the Midwest, and several pro coaches were surprised when the Greeley State guard was chosen by Green Bay. "We figured he wouldn't be taken, and we could snap him up," remarked one leader to Lambeau. Barnhart's father recently visited Green Bay and interested the Packer coach in his son, who is anxious to join the Green Bay squad. Barnhart is a fighting, aggressive type of player, weighing 235 pounds and rated one of the greatest guards in the West. Tinsley of Georgia is another fine guard, weighing 205 pounds and having developed a hard hitting and speedy technique. Lambeau saw Falkenstein of St. Mary's when the Gaels met Fordham at New York. Falkenstein was well bottled up by the Ram defense, but showed great possibilities, and is worth a tryout. "We still need another big, tough back," Lambeau said today, "and we are going hunting for one." Olaf Haugsrud, Duluth sportsman, attended the meeting and invited all the National league clubs to establish training quarters at Duluth next summer, thus affording a general headquarters for players, coaches and the press. By a ruling laid down Saturday, National league clubs were forbidden to play the Los Angeles Bulldogs, which owners stated has violated principles of the league. There was no talk of post-season games, and it was believed that no National league club will visit the coast this season. At least seven of the Packer draft men will play in the East-West game.


DEC 14 (Chicago) - Take a backfield of Dutch Clark, Sammy Baugh, Jack Manders and Clarke Hinkle operating behind a line averaging 266 pounds from end to end and you have an almost perfect football team. That's the sort of an eleven the United Press names today as the all-NFL team of 1937. The backfield selected is the coach's dream. Dutch Clark, Detroit, after eight years in the league and about ready to retire, is still the keenest field general in football. In addition he is the league's fourth best ground gainer, with 468 yards in 96 attempts. Sammy Baugh, Washington's celebrated passer playing his first year in the pro ranks, was the main reason why the Redskins won the title by routing the New York Giants, 49-14, and licking the Chicago Bears, 28-21. He set a new National league record by completing 81 out of 171 passes for a total of 1,127 yards in 11 regular games, and then rifled 17 out of 34 passes for 325 yards in the playoff game against the Bears...MANDERS IS NAMED: Baugh's running mate at right half, Jack Manders, Bears, is perhaps the best all round back in football. He's a star at placekicking, blocking, plunging, running and tackling. He carried the ball 73 times for 319 yards. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay veteran, completes the all-star backfield. He gained 552 yards in 129 attempts, and is regarded as one of the greatest plungers in the game. In addition he's a superb kicker, line backer-up and blocker. In front of this quartet would be a tackle to tackle alignment of Turk Edwards, 255, Washington, and Joe Stydahar, 230, Bears, at the forwards, George Musso, 250, Bears, and Lon Evans, 230, Green Bay, at the guards, and Mike Basrak, 205, Pittsburgh, center. They are all big, tough and fast. On the wings the two outstanding performers were Gaynell Tinsley, 195, Chicago Cardinals, and Ed Klewicki, 210, Detroit. Tinsley outstripped Don Hutson, Green Bay's great pass receiver, this season, by catching 36 passes for 675 yards, a new league record. Klewicki is perhaps the greatest all-around end in the league, everything considered...SEVEN ARE VETERANS: Seven of the first team are league veterans. Stydahar is a second year man. The other three are freshmen - Baugh, formerly of Texas Christian; Basrak, ex-Duquesne ace; and Tinsley, quondam Louisiana State all-American. Although beaten by the Redskins for the league title, the Chicago Bears won three place on the first team. Two places each went to Washington, Green Bay and Detroit, and one each to Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cardinals. The outstanding specialists in the pro league were:

Passer - Sammy Baugh, Washington

Kicker (for distance) - Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn

Kicker (for accuracy) - Dutch Clark, Detroit

Best blocker - Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay

Best pass receiver - Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals