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The 1938 Green Bay Packers - 8-3 (1ST - Western Division Champions)

Head Coach: Curly Lambeau



5  Cedar Rapids Crush (at Ironwood, MI)  W 75- 0    1- 0-0     5,000



11 G-CLEVELAND RAMS (0-0-0)              W 26-17    1- 0-0     8,247

18 G-CHICAGO BEARS (1-0-0)               L  0- 2    1- 1-0    15,172

25 M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (1-1-0)           W 28- 7    2- 1-0    18,000

28 B-vs Chicago Cardinals (1-2-0)        W 24-22    3- 1-0    10,678


9  G-DETROIT LIONS (1-1-0)               L  7-17    3- 2-0    21,968

16 M-BROOKLYN DODGERS (2-1-1)            W 35- 7    4- 2-0    11,892

23 G-PITTSBURGH PIRATES (2-4-0)          W 20- 0    5- 2-0    12,142

30 at Cleveland Rams (3-3-0)             W 28- 7    6- 2-0    18,843


6  at Chicago Bears (4-3-0)              W 24-17    7- 2-0    40,208

13 at Detroit Lions (5-2-0)              W 28- 7    8- 2-0    45,139

20 at New York Giants (6-2-0)            L  3-15    8- 3-0    48,279



11 at New York Giants (8-2-1)            L 17-23              48,120

G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee B - at Buffalo


With Arnier Herber slowing up, Curly Lambeau brought in a new rookie tailback with a strong passing arm. Cecil Isbell not only could throw the ball, but he could also carry it around the end for good yardage. Lambeau broke the rookie in gradually, alternating him with Herber at tailback, and, sometimes, playing them both in the same backfield. Isbell hauled in a few Herber aerials, and the rookie sometimes caught defenses napping by throwing to the lead-footed Herber. Of course, both men often found their main target in Don Hutson, who was heading for his usual receiving champions when he hurt his knee in Detroit on November 13. After the injury, the Packers grimly hung onto the lead in the Western Division, and won the title despite a 15-3 loss to the Giants in the finale.


(SOURCE: - Sid Luckman and Sammy Baugh are Hall of Fame passers from the early 1940s and deservedly so, but for a couple of seasons Cecil Isbell outshone them. Had he stuck around the NFL a few more years, he well might have a bust in Canton himself. Cecil Isbell? If you're too young to remember the name, he was the standout passer for the Green Bay Packers who followed Arnie Herber and preceded -- well, Bart Starr. He later served as Purdue University's football coach and as the original coach of the Baltimore Colts.The Packers were 41-12-2 in regular-season games and 1-2 in playoff games in Cecil Isbell's five years. He threw touchdown passes in 23 consecutive games in 1941 and '42 and his 24 scoring passes in 1942 lasted as the Packers' record until Lynn Dickey connected for 32 in 1983. Isbell passed for five TDs in one game against the Cleveland Rams in 1942 and gained 333 yards with just 10 completions against the Chicago Cardinals that same year. Isbell's longest scoring pass was a 92-yarder to Hutson in 1939 and his shortest was also to Hutson -- a play measured as four inches against Cleveland in '42. That stood as the NFL's shortest scoring pass until 1960, when Eddie LeBaron of the Dallas Cowboys threw one that was recorded as two inches. After the '42 season, Isbell, then 28 and at the height of his career, left to become an assistant coach at his alma mater, Purdue, for one-third his Green Bay salary of $10,000. He explained, "I saw Lambeau go around the locker room and tell players like Arnie Herber that they were done. I vowed it would never happen to me." Isbell became head coach at Purdue in 1944 and the Boilermakers had a 14-14-1 record in his three years. In 1947, he moved to Baltimore to become the first coach of the Colts, who were joining the AAFC as the transplanted Miami Seahawks. The principal result of that 2 1/2-year pro coaching stint was that Isbell developed Y.A. Tittle into a topflight passer. Isbell was backfield coach for the Chicago Cardinals in 1950 and '51 and backfield coach at Louisiana State the next two years before going into business. Isbell's records are amazing considering that he played with a dislocated left shoulder. The Houston native suffered the injury in his first Big Ten game, against Northwestern in 1935. Twice, the Purdue trainer went onto the field and popped the shoulder back into place so that Isbell could finish the game. "After that, they decided I should have a chain on my left arm, so I couldn't raise it too high," said Isbell. "I wore the chain both at Purdue and with the Packers."


Wayland Becker   32   E 6- 0 205      Marquette  3  5  27 11 FA-Brooklyn (1935)

Fritz Borak       9   E 6- 1 190      Creighton  1  1  25  1

Hank Bruder    18/5   B 6- 0 200   Northwestern  8  8  30 11

Frank Butler     35   T 6- 3 246    Michigan St  4  4  29  9

Tiny Engebretsen 34   G 6- 1 240   Northwestern  5  7  28 10 FA-Brooklyn (1934)

Milt Gantenbein  22   E 6- 0 200      Wisconsin  8  8  28 11

B. Goldenberg    43   G 5-10 225      Wisconsin  6  6  26 11

Arnie Herber     38   B 5-11 200          Regis  9  9  28

Clarke Hinkle    30  FB 5-11 205       Bucknell  7  7  29 11

John Howell      49   B 5-11 185       Nebraska  1  1  22  8 1938 Draft-7th (77)

Don Hutson       14   E 6- 1 185        Alabama  4  4  25 10

Cecil Isbell     17   B 6- 1 190         Purdue  1  1  23 11 1938 Draft-1st (7)

Ed Jankowski      7   B 5-10 195      Wisconsin  2  2  25 11 1937 Draft-1st (9)

Swede Johnston   15   B 5-10 200      Marquette  6  7  28    FA-St. Louis (1934)

Tom Jones        37   G 5-11 230       Bucknell  1  8  28

Leo Katalinas    11   T 6- 2 240       Catholic  1  1  23  8

Joe Laws         24   B 5- 9 185           Iowa  5  5  27 10

Bill Lee         40   T 6- 3 225        Alabama  2  4  26 11 FA-Brooklyn (1937)

Darrell Lester   29   C 6- 3 220            TCU  2  2  24 10 1936 Draft-5th (43)

Russ Letlow      46   G 6- 0 212  San Francisco  3  3  24 11 1936 Draft-1st (7)

Ookie Miller     48   C 6- 1 215         Purdue  1  7  28 11 FA-Cleveland (1937)

Paul Miller       3   B 5-10 185   S. Dakota St  3  3  25 10

Bob Monnett      50   B 5- 9 180    Michigan St  8  8  28  9

Carl Mulleneaux  19   E 6- 4 210        Utah St  1  1  21 10


Lee Mulleneaux   18   C 6- 2 225     N. Arizona  1  6  24  5 FA-Chi Cards (1938)

Baby Ray         44   T 6- 6 250     Vanderbilt  1  1  22 11

Bernie Scherer   36   E 6- 1 193       Nebraska  3  3  25 10 1936 Draft-3rd (25)

Herm Schneidman  51   B 5-10 200           Iowa  4  4  24 10

Roy Schoemann    42   C 6- 1 195      Marquette  1  1  24  3

Champ Seibold    41   T 6- 4 240      Wisconsin  5  5  25 11

Pete Tinsley     21   G 5- 8 205        Georgia  1  1  25  9 1938 Draft-9th (97)

Andy Uram         8   B 5-10 187      Minnesota  1  1  23    1938 Draft-4th (47)

Dick Weisberger  33   B 5-10 205    Williamette  1  1  23  4

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     7 Cecil Isbell         B Purdue

2    22 Marty Schreyer       T Purdue

3    37 Chuck Sweeney        E Notre Dame

4    47 Andy Uram            B Minnesota

5    57 John Kovatch         E Northwestern

6    67 Phil Ragazzo         T Case Western Reserve

7    77 John Howell          B Nebraska 

8    87 Frank Barnhart       G Northern Colorado 

9    97 Pete Tinsley         G Georgia 

10  107 Tony Falkenstein     B St. Mary's (Calif.)

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JAN 3 (San Francisco) - Signing of Dick Weisgerber, 215-pound back of Williamette university, Salem, Ore., was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. Weisgerber is the first Packer to sign for the 1938 footballs season. Because of the obscureness of his school, he was overlooked in the NFL draft, which made his eligible to sign with any club. He also was offered contracts by the New York Giants and the Chicago Cardinals. The youngest Packer is tough and rugged, standing five feet ten inches tall. He is built along the general architectural design of Eddie Jankowski, Packer fullback. Weisgerber, in attending a small college, received little national publicity, but he was rated good enough for mention on Collier's Little All-America. He has a great reputation as a blocker, is an excellent ball carrier, and a fine defensive player. Coach Lambeau stated here today that the Packers have been interested in Weisgerber for three years. His home is in New York state. Lambeau left Sunday night with the East squad and half of the West team for Hollywood, where the players were to be guests at the movie studios today. They will leave tomorrow to resume classes at the Universities of California and Alabama. Lambeau was visited yesterday by Ade Schwammel, former Packer tackle who did not compete in 1937 but who declared himself as "too young to quit football". He may be back with Green Bay next fall. Schwammel is the father of a brand  new son, and stated that both his wide and baby are enjoying the best of health.


JAN 4 (San Francisco) - Professional football moguls, as busy as flies around a molasses pot, snapped up some welcome talent following the east-west all-star game here New Years' day. Among the performers who either have decided to play for pay or are interested in the proposition were Andy Farkas, Detroit halfback, who will join the National Pro league champions, the Washington Redskins; Al Babartsky, Fordham tackle, slated to go to the Chicago Cardinals; Karl Schleckman, Utah tackle, who is on the verge of going to the Detroit Lions, and Cecil Isbell, outstanding Purdue halfback, bound for the Green Bay Packers. Two other Fordham linemen - Alex Wojciechoiwicz, center, and Ed Franco, tackle - are said to be seriously considering offers. Curly Lambeau, boss of the Green Bay Packers, and Earl (Dutch) Clark, Detroit Lions coach, interviewed prospects right and left after the charity game. Lambeau revealed he intended to try to make a deal with the Washington Redskins for the services of Elmer Dohrmann, giant Nebraska end. The Redskins drew Dohrmann in the draft. Probably the most sought-after player was Carl Littlefield, Washington State fullback, whose name was not included in the recent pro draft. He has offers from the Packers and the Lions.


JAN 5 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, for several years a star end on the Green Bay Packers football team and formerly captain of the University of Wisconsin eleven, was today on a honeymoon trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., with his New Year's bride. His wife is Miss Vivian Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hall, Green Bay. Gantenbein is the son of Mrs. Andrew Gantenbein, Duluth, Minn. The couple will live at Antigo, where Gantenbein has taken a position as high school athletic coach. 


JAN 5 (Green Bay) - We're telling you that Ernie Smith, veteran left tackle of the Green Bay Packers who many people think will retire from pro football before next season, still is punching 'em across...he played a holiday game with the Coast All Stars against the Los Angeles Bulldogs and kicked an early field goal which gave the Stars a 3 to 0 lead...Los Angeles scored a late touchdown and won the game, 7 to 3.


JAN 7 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers scared the daylight out of the rest of the NFL in 1937, but a brilliant winning streak was cut short at seven straight, and the team wound up in third place in the West. Despite their inability to attain their fifth national championship, the Bays gave their fans a great season. They played to the largest crowds in their history, made their first appearance at the All Star game in Chicago, and for a time came to be regarded as favorites for the 1937 title. Extreme popularity of the Packers at home as well as abroad

caused the football corporation to announced further enlargement of City stadium for next fall, when the stands will be extended to include about 24,000 seats. When the year opened, the Packers were far from home, being in the act of cleaning up their 1936 schedule in the western part of the country. They appeared before 6,000 at Denver Jan. 2, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 21 to 13, with George Henry Sauer in a starring role. He scored all three of the winners' touchdowns. The Packers found Denver too chilly for their liking and headed on snow-covered roads for sunny California...POTSY CLARK QUITS: Jan. 5 came the news that George (Potsy) Clark, arch-enemy of the Packers for many years, had resigned his post as manager of the Detroit Lions to accept a similar position with Brooklyn. The Packers started working out in San Francisco Jan. 6, when word arrived that Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg was the father of a son at Milwaukee. Mel Hein, Jim Barber and Al Nichelini joined the Salinas Iceberg Packers Jan. 7, and that team battled Green Bay at San Francisco Jan. 10 before 2,500. The Wisconsin pros rolled up a score of 42 to 7, with touchdowns being scored by Paul Miller, Clarke Hinkle, Milt Gantenbein, Wayland Becker, George Svendsen and Bernard Scherer. Jan. 11 Ray Peterson, San Francisco U. halfback, signed a Packer contract. He reported but failed to last out the 1937 season. The Packers walloped the Los Angeles Bulldogs, 49 to 0, at Los Angeles Jan. 17, but winning themselves a movie contract in the process. Bob Monnett and Don Hutson each scored two touchdowns before 12,000 fans as Victor McLaglen and Al Jolson of the movies sat on the Green Bay bench. Jan. 21 the Wisconsin assembly tabled a resolution of praise for the Packers on the grounds that the matter was "too trivial" to merit its attention. The Packers and Chicago Bears fought to a thrilling 20 to 20 deadlock at Los Angeles, Jan. 24. 10,000 fans turning out for the bitter struggle. Arnold Herber's nose was broken during the fracas, which intensified the feeling between the rival teams. Green Bay played its last game on the coast Jan. 31, defeating the Bears at Los Angeles, 17 to 14, on Tiny Engbretsen's 35-yard placekick. Sauer and Joe Laws scored the Packer touchdowns, then the squad immediately repaired to Hollywood to start work on a Pete Smith movie short...MEET AT CHICAGO: Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau flew East Feb. 11 to attend a National league meeting in Chicago, where Cleveland was given a franchise over the bids of Buffalo, Boston and Minneapolis. A schedule was adopted, giving the Packers 11 games; Leland H. Joannes of Green Bay was reelected to the league finance committee; and the Packers were officially named 1936 champions. Dr. W.W. Kelly and Gerald P. Clifford returned from the meeting expressing satisfaction with the manner in which it was conducted. Bill Hewitt was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles Feb. 15 by the Chicago Bears, who thus obtained the draft rights of Harrison (Sam) Francis of Nebraska. News of interest to Green Bay occurred Feb. 22, when Johnny Blood, the old Vagabond Halfback, signed as head coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Blood took Walt Kiesling of the Packers with him as line coach. Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies  end, signed with the Packers March 1, but did not report. Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State tackle, signed April 1; and then came a volley of signatures - Fred McKenzie of Utah April 23, Darrell Lester of Texas Christian May 11, Averell Daniell of Pittsburgh May 18, Gantenbein June 16, Miller June 17, Herb Banet of Manchester June 18 and Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin June 24. June 28 the Packer ticket office was opened for business, and July 12 balloting formally opened to select an All Star team as Green Bay's opponents in the Sept. 1 game at Soldier field. Laws and Herman Schneidman signed their contracts July 7. Hinkle's name was on the dotted line July 8, Swede Johnston and Scherer came in July 13. July 18 came the news that Fay (Mule) Wilson, former Packer halfback, had died in Austin,. Tex...SAUER TAKES POST: Contracts now came rolling in - Zud Schammel of Iowa signed July 20, and Frank Butler and Russ Letlow on July 21. July 20 George Sauer announced that he had accepted the position of athletic director and football coach at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. The Press-Gazette announced an official Northwestern Wisconsin team for the All Star game, and plugged it for the duration of the balloting. The players' poll ended July 25, when the coaches' vote started. Monnett signed his contract July 26, and Lon Evans' signature was obtained July 27. July 28 the official All Star team was announced, with Daniell of the Packers on the first team. Bud Svendsen and Merle Wendt, also on the Packer list, were named to the squad. Goldenberg and Champ Seibold signed their contracts that day. Herber and Hutson, the old poison pass combination, signed up together July 29, Hank Bruder signed July 30, and the two Svendsens, George and Bud, came in to the fold July 31. Officers of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., were reelected at the annual meeting Aug. 2 as follows: Leland H. Joannes, president; Fred C. Leicht, vice-president; Frank J. Jonet, treasurer, and George W. Calhoun, secretary. Coach Lambeau discussed the season's prospects at the meeting. Lambeau announced the signing of Mike Michalske, veteran guard, as assistant coach and player Aug. 9. Ernie Smith signed up Aug. 11, the same day that Walter Bartanen, former Ferris Institute tackle, arrived to try out with the team. Gus Dorais of Detroit university was named coach of the All Stars, polling 1,241,658 votes. Ken Nelson, Illinois end, signed a Packer contract Aug. 13, but never reported. The Packers launched their drill season officially Aug. 14, toiling all that weekend under the hot sun. Only Ernie Smith and McKenzie were missing, and the latter never reported...TRY PUBLICITY GAG: They cooked up a publicity gag in the metropolitan area Aug. 17, when it was announced that the All Stars protested the use of Sauer by the Packers. At a Chicago meeting Aug. 18, Sauer was given the O.K. The Packers held their first secret scrimmage Aug. 20. On the night of Sept. 1, before 84,560 at Soldier field, Chicago, the All Stars defeated the Packers, 6 to 0, for the first professional loss of the young series. A forward pass from Sammy Baugh to Gaynell Tinsley covered 47 yards for the touchdown. Green Bay reached the All Star 3-yard line at one stage in the second period, but the attack flattened out. The game, played in blistering heat, cost the Packers the services of Herber, who went out with a wrenched shoulder. Frank Butler,  veteran center, remained in Chicago after the game and was given his release. Paul Miller was called to Yakima, Wash., Sept. 4, by the serious illness of his mother, who subsequently passed on. The opening game of the National league was played Sept. 5, when Johnny Blood ran 92 yards as Pittsburgh defeated Philadelphia, 27 to 14. Sammy Baugh, demon twirler of T.C.U., signed a contract with the Washington Redskins Sept. 7 at a salary of $7,500...OPEN WITH DEFEAT: The Packers opened their league season in dismal fashion Sept. 12, when the Chicago Cardinals cracked out a 14 to 7 decision at City stadium, before 10,000. Touchdowns by George Grosvenor and Bill Smith, plus Bill's two extra kicks, offset a touchdown by Ernie Smith. The Packers outgained the Cards from scrimmage, 246 yards to 119, and made 14 first downs to their five, but lack of an adequate aerial attack cost the victory. Lambeau sent out a hurry call for Ed Smith, the former Boston ace, and Smith arrived by plane Sept. 16. He saw only a few minute of service against the Chicago Bears Sept. 19, when the invaders scuttled the Packers before a record throng of 16,658, 14 to 2. Hutson blocked Francis' punt for a safety in the third period, but Ray Nolting and Jack Manders scored touchdowns, to which Manders added two conversions. The Bays got nine first downs to six for the Bears, and outgained them in total yardage, 176 to 137, but the losers got only 38 yards on the ground. Peter Annen of Green Bay succumbed to a heart attack in the stands during the game...STAGE IS SET: This string of three defeats set the stage for the big blowoff Oct. 3, when another record crowd of 17,553 jammed into City stadium to witness a decisive victory over the Detroit Lions, who were humbled 26 to 6. Touchdowns by Hinkle, Miller, Gantenbein and Monnett, to which were added extra points by Ernie Smith and Hinkle, smothered the Lions, their only touchdown being scored by Earl (Dutch) Clark. Halfbacks Ray Peterson and Ed Smith were released by the Packers Oct. 5. Now the Packers were off under full steam, and at Milwaukee Oct. 10 they hamstrung the Cardinals, 34 to 13, before 17,187. Gantenbein, Hinkle, Jankowski and Scherer piled up the Green Bay touchdowns, Ernie Smith kicked three extra points and Engebretsen one, while Hinkle and Engbretsen booted field goals from the 24 and 27 yard lines respectively. The Cardinals got their points on a touchdown by Tinsley, and another by Pat Coffee to which May added an extra point. Oct. 12 Herb Banet was called home to Fort Wayne, Ind., by his mother's illness, leaving the Packers with a shortage of halfbacks...TRAVEL TO CLEVELAND: The Packers traveled to Cleveland for their next game, and won it Oct. 17, 35 to 10, before 12,000. It was a field day for Don Hutson, who scored three touchdowns, Hinkle and Laws getting the others. Ernie Smith kicked four points, and Jankowski got one. Drake scored Cleveland's touchdown, while Bob Snyder got the extra point and field goal. The victory hoisted the Packers to third place in the Western division. They battered down the Cleveland defenses again Oct. 24 at City stadium, with 8,600 in the stands, winning 35 to 7. Hinkle, Schneidman, Bruder, Laws and Schammel scored touchdowns, and Hinkle kicked five extra points. Drake and Snyder did the Ram scoring. After the game Swede Johnston was loaned to Cleveland. There was a flurry Oct. 26 with the announcement that Zud Schammel had been traded to Brooklyn for Bill Lee. Lee arrived Oct. 27, but Schammel refused to leave, and eventually Averell Daniell left to join the Dodgers...MOST HECTIC GAME: In the most hectic and breathtaking game of the season at Detroit Oct. 31, the Packers scratched out a 14 to 13 victory, after spotting the Lions 13 points in the first half. The game was played before 22,000 gasping fans. Thirteen points in arrears, the Packers shook Jankowski loose on a 34-yard touchdown jaunt, and later shot Hinkle across from the 3-yard line, Ernie Smith carefully placekicking both extra points. On the second to last play of the game Dutch Clark missed a field goal from the 31-yard line as a titanic counter attack failed. Mike Michalske, seriously injured in the game, remained at a Detroit hospital as the Packers returned to Wisconsin. The Packers made it six in a row with another heart-stopping exhibition at Wrigley field Nov. 7, winning 24 to 14 over the Bears. Hutson, Jankowski and Hinkle scored touchdowns, Hinkle, Smith and Engebretsen kicked extra points, and Ernie booted a field goal. Manske and Manders scored for the Bears, Manders adding a pair of points. A capacity crowd of 45,000 witnessed the struggle...SAUER BACK AGAIN: Announcement was made Nov. 12 that Sauer would rejoin the Packers for the final two Eastern games. He won seven of his eight games at New Hampshire for the best record in the university's history. The final Green Bay victory of the season was attained at Milwaukee Nov. 14, when the Packers crushed Philadelphia, 37 to 7, before 15,000 in the bitter cold. Hutson scored two touchdowns, others going to Jankowski, Scherer and Goldenberg. Engbretsen kicked three extra points and Hinkle got four points. Carter counted a touchdown for the Eagles, and Reese converted. All scores except the kicks were made through the air. George Sauer arrived Nov. 15, and the following day the squad left for the East, Nov. 21 the Packers were humbled, 10 to 0, by a fighting New York team at the Polo Grounds as 40,000 fans roared their approval. Poole's touchdown, and an extra point and field goal by Tilly Manton, cooked the Packers' title chances. Buckets Goldenberg, injured in the game, was shipped home to Milwaukee....PLAN BIGGER STADIUM: The Packer corporation announced Nov. 23 that it will add 6,544 more seats to City stadium next year, making a municipal entertainment center at the east end of the field. Coach Lambeau, in Washington, suggested Nov. 24 that a high commissioner of professional football be appointed. The Washington Redskins walloped the Packers at Griffith field Nov. 28, 14 to 6, before 30,000 ringing down the curtain on the Green Bay season. Hutson, Battles and Malone scored touchdowns, and Riley Smith kicked a pair of points. Eddie Jankowski, seriously injured, was taken to a Washington hospital, where he was visited Dec. 4 by Vice-President John N. Garner and Senator F. Ryan Duffy. The Packers returned on a bitterly cold night Nov. 29, to be met by a faithful and cheering band of 1,000 fans at the station, and taken by police escort to their hotels. Washington won the Eastern championship Dec. 5 at the Polo Grounds, smothering the Giants under a 49 to 14 score before 58,000, including 7,000 from Washington...14 BAYS SCORE: Fourteen Packers scored during the season, with Hinkle and Hutson making big gains on the all-time scoring list. Verne Lewellen still holds top position with 301 points, Johnny Blood is second with 224, Hinkle third with 175, and Hutson fourth with 145. Green Bay led all teams in scoring, with 220 points, and topped with ground gainers with 3,201 yards. At a league meeting in Chicago Dec. 11, Coach Lambeau drafted 10 outstanding athletes for the Packers, including Cecil Isbell of Purdue, Paul Schreyer of the same school, Andy Uram of Minnesota and Chuck Sweeney of Notre Dame. Sammy Baugh passed and ran the Redskins to the league championship at Wrigley field Dec. 12, defeating the Bears 28 to 21 before 15,878. The United Pres all-pro team, announced Dec. 14, has Dutch Clark, Baugh, Manders and Hinkle in the backfield, and placed Lon Evans of the Packers at a guard position. The official all-league team, announced the next day, has Clark, Baugh, Danowski and Hinkle as backs, and also included Evans. Hutson, Ernie Smith and Gantenbein were on the second team. Hutson set a new league record for pass reception during 1937, catching 41. His previous record was 34.


JAN 7 (Philadelphia) - Strong backing was being developed today for Milt Gantenbein, star end of the Green Bay Packers, for the post of head coach of football at the University of Pennsylvania. Harvey Harman, the former incumbent quit two weeks ago after a disastrous season and differences with alumni factors. The job pays $7,500 a year. Writing in the Philadelphia Bulletin today, Sports Editor C.T. Peterman, who is a Penn alumnus, suggested the university authorities might find the man they were seeking in the pro football ranks. Peterman then nominated Gantenbein for the post. It is believed that Peterman is sounding out opinion here and seeking to determine the reaction of Penn alumni. He wrote in part: "Take Milt Gantenbein, who this year was one of the four best ends in the league, as example. Still a powerhouse in the Green Bay Packers' line, he retired this fall to accept a coaching position in a Wisconsin high school. If Cal Hubbard, who played next to Milt for years and is today one of the better American league baseball umpires, knows anything. Milt Gantenbein could coach football at any college and bring the grads and students alike cheering to their feet."...Gantenbein, who recently was married, has been believed headed for a position of athletic director and coach at Antigo High school. He has not announced his plans.


JAN 15 (Green Bay) - George Svendsen, Packer center, was the victim of a "sideline offense" last night when his Shell filling station, Howard street and Broadway, was broken into and the cash drawer thrown for a loss of between $40 and $50. The burglars executed a successful reverse, and eluded the defense. Svendsen is looking to the officials to impose a suitable penalty.


JAN 18 (Columbus, OH) - The annual meeting of the NFL will be held at the Ritz-Carleton hotel, Philadelphia, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19 and 20, President Joe F. Carr announced today. The 1938 schedule will be drawn up at that time.


JAN 18 (Green Bay) - Leo Katalinas, 246-pound tackle of Catholic university, Washington, D.C., a lineman who has overlooked by the National league draft but wasn't by the Packers, has signed a Green Bay contract for 1938, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Katalinas comes to the Packers on the strong recommendation of Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith, who saw him in action when the Packers were at Washington...RUNS LIKE END: "He runs like an end," commented Smith, "and he's just as big and tough as a tackle can be." Lambeau hasn't seen Katalinas personally, but there are several points above the big fellow which meet with the coach's approval. He will not be 21 years old until next spring, and his height is six feet three inches. He is of Lithuanian extraction, a race which has produced a number of prominent football players...LIKES HIS BOXING: Katalinas is a boxer of some note, and is considering a professional ring career. He has been prominent in Eastern intercollegiate ring circles for three varsity seasons. His gridiron work is highly recommended by his coach, Dutch Bergman. His contract is the second to be received by the Packers for next season, the other being that of Dick Weisgerber, Williamette university fullback. Lambeau does not plan to mail out contracts to old players for several weeks, he said today.


JAN 20 (Green Bay) - The signing of a veteran professional football guard by the Green Bay Packers was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. He is Tom (Potsy) Jones, formerly of the New York Giants, who weighs 230 pounds and was a teammate of Clarke Hinkle in one of Bucknell university's greatest lines. Jones is 28 years old and stands 5 feet 11 inches in height. Because of his exceptionally powerful build, he is a hard man to move on the gridiron, and the Packers, in their clashes with the Giants, always have had trouble moving him out of the way...STARRED ON COAST: After graduating from Bucknell - he starred in the East-West game on the coast during his senior year - Jones signed up with New York, where he played for five seasons. Last year he performed with Paterson, N.J., in the American association, being named all-league guard. Jones was named on the second all-pro elevens of the National league in 1934 and 1935. He is a native of Llewellyn, Pa., being of Welsh stock...POPULAR WITH HINKLE: Hinkle always has raved about Jones as a guard, and  now the powerful Bucknell fullback will have a chance to play again with his former teammate. During the summer months Jones is an umpire in the Piedmont Baseball league. The signing of Jones brings three candidate Packers into the fold for 1938.


JAN 29 (Cleveland) - Phil Ragazzo, Niles, O., who finished his college football career last season as a tackle at Western Reserve university, said last night he had signed a two-year contract with the Green Bay Packers. Ragazzo said he planned to finance his study at Western Reserve law school with his income as a pro player...Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers said today that Ragazzo's signed contract arrived in the mail this morning, and expressed his pleasure at the fact that the Western Reserve tackle has decided to cast his lot with Green Bay. "Ragazzo is a pepper box type of player," Lambeau said. "He weighs about 205 pounds, and although he has played tackle, we will probably use him at guard."


JAN 31 (New Orleans) - The Chicago Bears, champions of the Western section of the NFL, trounced a team designated as the Southern All Stars, 41 to 20, in a charity game Sunday. Net proceeds went to the President's birthday fund for the national foundation for infantile paralysis. About 7,000 fans saw the Bears outpass and outrun the southern college player in an exhibition of wide-open football. The All Stars relied almost entirely on passes and laterals to score, with Gaynell Tinsley, Don Hutson, Pat Coffee, Rock Reed, Slick Morton and Al Lind in the starring roles...BEHIND HIS BACK: John Doehring, sensational southpaw passer for the Bears, flipped one behind his back to Lester McDonald for 25 yards and the pro team's final touchdown as the Bears made a show of the game. Sam Francis scored twice for the Bears, with other touchdowns made by Buivid, McDonald and Nolting. Tinsley, Lind and Hutson scored for the All Stars.


FEB 5 (Green Bay) - Fred Borak, a six-foot-one, 210 pound end from Creighton university, Omaha, Neb.., is the fifth member of the 1938 Green Bay Packer squad to sign his contract, according to announcement made by Coach E.L. Lambeau today. The new Packer wingman, who played his scholastic football at Kenosha high, has been a consistent performer in Missouri Valley conference football for three years, and comes here highly recommended as just the type of a gridder to be right at home in the postgraduate game...RECOMMENDED BY SCHWARTZ: Marchmont Schwartz, former Notre Dame backfield star, who coaches at Creighton, highly recommended Borak to Lambeau and incidentally expressed surprise that his stellar end had not been picked in he National league draft. According to Schwartz, Borak is adept at handling the forward pass and also can rifle a bullet-like lateral. Borak is a member of the Creighton basketball squad and his caging experience has made him all the more valuable in open football...75 YARDS FOR TOUCHDOWN: Borak made the headlines during his sophomore year at Creighton in the game against Drake. Creighton was trailing 6 to 0 and Drake was again in scoring territory. A pass was attempted but Floyd King, Creighton back, intercepted and tossed a lateral to Borak who streaked down the sidelines 75 yards for a touchdown to even the count. Coach Lambeau leaves this weekend for Lafayette, Ind., Cincinnati and Columbus, O., on football business. Some important announcements can be expected on his return. The Packer management is waiting contracts from a number of players and any mail may bring in several of these signatures.


FEB 8 (Madison) - Eddie Jankowski, fullback of the Green Bay Packers, has returned to the University of Wisconsin to complete a course in physical education. He expects to obtain a degree in June.



FEB 8 (Green Bay) - Cecil Isbell, left halfback, and Martin Schreyer, left tackle, two of the greatest players on the 1937 Purdue university football team, late yesterday signed contracts with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today upon his return from Lafayette, Ind. Hailed as prospects almost certain to make the first year hurdle in professional football, and positive to appear with the College All Stars against the Washington Redskins next summer at Chicago, Isbell and Schreyer are rated close to the top of the current collegiate crop. Both were drawn by the Packers in the NFL draft. Both of the new Packers are schooled in the Notre Dame system, and Coach Lambeau believes they will fit ideally into the Green Bay style of play. Isbell, a native of Houston, Tex., stands six feet one inch and weighs 190 pounds, while Schreyer goes six feet three and tips the beam at 225. He is growing fast and is expected to weigh close to 235 by next fall. Schreyer lives at South Bend, Ind. These are the most notable men thus far added to the Green Bay 1938 squad, which now totals seven men. Isbell is said to be the halfback who can do everything. He is a swivel-hipped runner, a sharp blocker, outstanding forward passer, and an amazingly accurate punter. He was a star in the East-West game of Jan. 1, and played against the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins at Houston this winter...PLAYED WITH ISBELL: Lon Evans, who played with Isbell in these games, wrote that Isbell "was one of the greatest players I ever saw. He made Sammy Baugh look line an amateur when we played the Redskins, doing some magnificent passing and getting off a 70-yard punt." Isbell possesses a baffling change of pace and a a pivot intensely disturbing to aspiring tacklers. He averaged nearly seven yards per try when carrying the ball for Purdue, and one season figured in 15 of the Boilermakers' 33 touchdowns with aerial tosses. He understands and loves the game, being lighting-quick to sense opportunities, and frequently crosses up opponents by scrambling a running play into a pass. Huge, strong and fast, Schreyer is expected to fit perfectly in the Packers' style of play. Powerful on defense, he is a fast charger and a potent blocker, with a speed that belies his bulk. Both men are expected to report to the Packers after the 1938 All Star game at Chicago.


FEB 16 (Green Bay) - L.H. Joannes, president, and E.L. Lambeau, coach of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will leave tonight for Philadelphia to attend the annual winter meeting of the NFL. Joannes and Lambeau will represent the Packers at the gathering, which will be held at the Ritz-Carleton hotel. Drafting of the 1938 schedule is the principal point of interest, although a number of issues will come up for discussion.


FEB 17 (Green Bay) - The meeting of the NFL which will be held at Philadelphia next weekend will be one of the most controversial in the history of the organization. Not that the league itself is any danger - its foundation now is set in bedrock - but the managers have a number of matters to bring up, and every one of them, naturally, will be of great interest to Green Bay Packer fans. First of all, there is the matter of the 1938 schedule. Green Bay probably will open next September against Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirates, here, and the Packers will probably play the champion Washington Redskins, either in Green Bay or Milwaukee. The thousands of fans built up in the latter community recently are crying for a top-notch game, and they may get the Packer-Redskin tilt to offset some of the weaker team that have played the Packers at State Fair park. Then the Packers will play one club in the East, probably New York or Brooklyn, in addition to meeting each of the Western division clubs twice. Several changes of the rules will be suggested, and will provoke stormy discussion. There is a move underway to have all officials paid by the president of the league, rather than the home clubs, so that the officials will have no connection on game days with coaches or managers. This, some coaches believe, will result in a marked improvement in officiating. A move will be started to raise the player limit to 30, and to alter the substitution rule, permitting man to reenter the game in the same period in which he played previously. This last idea would result in considerably fewer injuries, particularly those of the major type. At present, if a player is substituted early in a period and incurs an injury, he feels he must finish the period at least, as his alternate player is not eligible to return immediately. Such a rule would have prevented Eddie Jankowski's head injury at Washington, for when Ed was bumped the first time, Clarke Hinkle could have been hustled back in to relieve him. As it was, Jankowski was cracked for the second time. There is some trading in the wind, too, and it probably will affect every team in the league, with the exception of Detroit and perhaps the New York Giants. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers is casting around for certain new material, and may offer something in return. All in all, there seems to be enough brewing at the meeting to keep coaches, managers and club owners talking from now until that first kickoff next fall. Lambeau conferred yesterday with Art Buck, ace athlete of Carroll college, who was in town for the Pionner-St. Norbert basketball game. Buck is small and slight, but was a terrific scorer with Carroll and may be signed for a tryout. Lambeau left town without making any further announcement regarding him.


FEB 18 (Green Bay) - Don Lambeau, son of E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, will enroll next fall at Fordham university. Young Lambeau played in the backfield of Green Bay East High school for three years, under Tom Hearden, former Notre Dame captain. At Fordham Lambeau will be under another ex-Irish star, Jimmy Crowley, who once was a pupil of Coach Lambeau at a Green Bay high school.


FEB 19 (Antigo) - George Svendsen, a member of the Oshkosh All-Stars, was hired Friday evening by the board of education at Antigo, Wis., as athletic director at the Antigo High School and also director of the summer playground program. He will take up his duties May 1. Mr. Svendsen will coach basketball and football and teach in the science department of Antigo High school. He was interviewed Friday and accepted the job. His salary was undisclosed. He is a graduate of University of Minnesota, where he was an athletic star. Last fall he played center for the Green Bay Packers and after starting rather slowly with the All-Stars, during which time he was fitting himself for the fast style of ball played by the local professional cage team, he has developed rapidly into a fine player.


FEB 19 (Green Bay) - Work will stars next Tuesday on a $60,000 addition to City Stadium here. A WPA grant of $46,400 has been obtained. The Packer Football Corp. will pay the rest. The improvements will include 7,500 additional seats, giving the stadium a seating capacity of 25,000, a new practice field for the Packers, additional toilet facilities, a larger press box, larger radio broadcasting booths and a new ticket booth and large exits. The job is part of a recently approved school board project for improving school grounds and athletic fields. About 60 men will be employed. The work is expected to be completed by midsummer.


FEB 19 (Philadelphia) - The National Professional Football league voted today to prohibit any post-season tours such as were conducted last season by the Chicago Bears and the Champion Washington Redskins. The league also rejected a guarantee of $10,000 from a group of Miami businessmen to hold the annual championship playoff game in Miami. The present system of alternating playing on the home fields of the winners of the Eastern and Western divisions will continue. Starting next fall, the championship team will be permitted to play only one post-season exhibition and that not against a league team. Carl Storck, of Dayton, O., secretary of the league, who presided at the closed meeting in the absence of President Joe Carr, also said an 11 game schedule will be played this year. The report of the rules committee and discussion of possible revision of the player limit will be made at sessions to be held later. The meeting ends tomorrow.


FEB 20 (Philadelphia) - The National Professional football league today voted to abolish the temporary suspension system and to increase from 25 to 30 the number of players a club may have on its active playing listl. Officials said the action was an attempt to eliminate troubles arising over the suspension plan, under which a player could be suspended two weeks and then be reinstated. Under the new plan, they said, once a player is suspended for any reason he must remain out for the remainder of the season and must make application before he can be reinstated thereafter. The league also voted to have six teams of officials to work the entire season, rather than individual officials. Three teams will be chosen by East coaches, and three by West coaches. They will be paid by the league. Work was started today on the drafting of a new schedule, but officials said they made little progress. They indicated they might not be able to complete the schedule and that a special session might have to be called. In the only player deal announced today, the New York Giants secured the rights to Nello Falashi, former Santa Clara quarterback, from the Washington Redskins in exchange for the rights to George Karamatic, fullback from Gonzaga last year. Reported negotiation between Washington and the Giants for Tuffy Leemans, Giants' backfield star, were denied.



FEB 21 (Philadelphia) - Although marked by only one trade, the NFL's weekend conference left its stamp on league rules today with the abolition of the temporary suspension system, limiting of post-season games and an increase in the number of players on the team's active list. The New York Giants and Washington Redskins completed the single player transaction, with Washington gaining the rights to George Karamatic, fullback last year at Gonzaga university, in exchange for the rights to Nello Falashi, star quarterback of Santa Clara two years ago. Falashi coached at Santa Clara last fall...BOOST PLAYER TOTAL: The representatives of the 10 teams voted to increase from 25 to 30 the number of players a club may have on its active list. They agreed to abolish the temporary suspension system under which a player could be suspended for two weeks and then be reinstated. Now a player suspended is ineligible for the remainder of the season. Seeking to halt post-season series such as the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins played last year, the league decided that the 1938 titleholder may play but one exhibition game, which must be a non-league team. No action was taken against post-season "dream" games with all star college teams...LINE UP SCHEDULES: Schedules for the 1938 season were discussed and lined up. The entire schedule will be announced immediately, but the separate teams made public their own cards. Green Bay, Wis., was represented at the meeting by Coach Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau and Leland H. Joannes, president of Green Bay Packers, Inc. The league also voted to have six "teams of officials" to work the entire season, rather than individual officials. Three teams will be chosen by East coaches, and three by West coaches. They will be paid by the league.


FEB 21 (Green Bay) - The 1938 schedule of the Green Bay Packers, announced today, appears on a part with those of past recent seasons, despite the failure of a top-ranking Eastern club to invade the Packers' western stronghold. This factor is about the only one which will disappoint fans who wanted to see New York or Washington in action next fall, and who won't get the chance. The reason they won't is because the Packer corporation is not given the responsibility of drawing up the league schedule, and until it is - a bit unlikely as a prospect - the best of the Eastern clubs may not reach this far from the Atlantic seaboard. But the rest of the home schedule is as attractive as the fans could desire, including as it does games with Detroit, the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh, plus an opener with Cleveland which probably will draw as well as the usual opener. The visit of Johnny Blood - still in a playing role - and his Pittsburgh Pirates to City stadium should be one of the highlights of the season. The Packers pulled every possible string to get the Pirates in here last season, but the try was no dice, and this year's Oct. 23 is the follow-through. If Johnny Blood is able to stand up that afternoon, and isn't handicapped by crutches, he'll get into the game. Probably not for a long time will Blood want quite so much to make a final appearance before the fans for whom he performed for so many years. And even from this distance, it's safe to predict that there'll be a great many of them on hand to see him. There is more than an outside chance, however, that Byron (Whiizzer) White of Colorado will accompany Blood to Green Bay. White still is holding out for that Oxford education, but the Pirates are offering him enough money to buy Oxford, throw in Cambridge and get a prep course at Eton on the side. The games with the Bears and Detroit here need no amplifying statement. For the first time in Packer history last year, another team than the Bears drew the largest crowd at City stadium. and that team was Detroit, which thus displaced the Bears as the Packers' most colorful rival. But there was a horde on tap for the Bear game, too, and both contests should be sellouts next fall. Milwaukee fans should be satisfied with the Cardinal and Brooklyn games, although they were hoping for a big Eastern opponent. Potsy Clark has the Dodgers on the upgrade, and probably will present a team 25 percent more effective than the 1937 edition. The Cards, as usual, will be tough, rough and rugged. In addition to facing the Cards in Milwaukee, the Packers will meet them for the last game of the season at Chicago Dec. 4.


FEB 24 (Green Bay) - The loss of George Svendsen, who signed last week as athletic director at Antigo high school, is one which really bothered Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. Anticipating the return of both of the Svendsens, George and Bud, and Darrell Lester next season, Lambeau did not line up any centers in the NFL draft, concentrating upon the places where Green Bay appeared weaker. Now he has to scratch for a big, powerful pivot man, and they are hard to get. He needs a man fast enough to hold his own on pass defense, and rugged enough to play the line. It's a tough assignment. Ask Detroit.


FEB 28 (Green Bay) - A story that Bud Svendsen, freshman center with the Green Bay Packers last season, has signed to coach football at Kirksville, Mo. Teachers' college, appeared last Saturday in the Minneapolis Star. Possible loss of Svendsen for the coming Packer NFL campaign could not be confirmed here today inasmuch as Coach E.L. Lambeau and President Lee Joannes were both out


of town...WOULD BE GREAT LOSS: Svendsen's loss would be a great one for the Packers, for his older brother, George, recently signed up as coach at Antigo high school. If both Svendsens were out of the Packer lineup next year, it would mean that Darrell Lester would be the only center mainstay available for 1938. Svendsen, the Star story said, will be head coach of football, with Mal Eiken, former Minnesota assistant coach, as assistant to Svendsen. Eiken would coach basketball with Svendsen as assistant. The two are to assume their duties June 1, it was said...HAS GREAT RECORD: Kirksville Teachers is the school made famous by Don Faurot, now at Missouri university.. Through his ten-year tenure there is established one of the best records and longest winning streaks in college football. He was succeeded by his brother, who in turn would be succeeded by Svendsen.


MAR 4 (Green Bay) - It never rains but it pours and Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers appears to be without an umbrella so far as the center situation is concerned. Last season the Packers had a trio of great centers in George Svendsen, his brother Bud, both of Minnesota, and Darrell Lester, the Texas Christian All-American snapper-back. Green Bay was probably better fortified at the center than any other eleven in the NFL. Coach Lambeau was not worried about this post as he figured all three would be back again for 1938. However, the Packer pilot is worrying now as George Svendsen has accepted an athletic directorship in Antigo, Wisc., and Bud Svendsen has signed to coach football at the Kirksville, Mo., Teachers college. This leaves Lester the only one of the trio returning.


MAR 5 (Kirksville, MO) - President Walter Ryle announced yesterday that Earl Svendsen, Minneapolis, and Malcolm Eiken, Faribault, Minn., both graduates of the University of Minnesota, had accepted positions as coaches at Northeast Missouri State Teachers college here. Svendsen lettered as Minnesota football center in 1935 and 1936. He played with the Green Bay Packers last fall.


MAR 8 (Green Bay) - Due to the absence of Rasmus Anderson, labor representative of the board, a letter of protest from the Building Trades Council against employing WPA labor on the City stadium project was laid on the table by the board of education at its meeting last night. If requested by the labor representative, the matter will be brought up for reconsideration at an adjourned meeting to be held Monday evening....Before Harry Anderson's resolution to lay the stadium protest on the table passed, there was considerable discussion on the subject. Board members who spoke seemed unanimously of the opinion that WPA labor is still the logical solution. In its letter, the Building Trades Council threatened to place the board of education, which has management of the stadium, on the unfair list. It also said it would picket the stadium whenever it is in use, unless its demand for union labor is met...NOT FOR SCHOOLS: "Don't lose sight of the fact that we aren't enlarging the stadium for the schools," Alex Biemeret pointed out. "It's large enough now for any event by high school athletic departments. The stadium is being enlarged to accommodate the Green Bay Packers. They need a larger seating capacity if they are going to continue competition with professional from cities that have the right facilities. The Packers have done much for Green Bay, don't forget that. Why can't we return a favor?" Biemeret, along with Dr. P.M. Clifford and Johnson, and the other board members to a lesser degree, spoke on the necessity of putting relief clients to work. There are about 700 men on WPA now, and work must be provided or most of them will have to apply for direct relief, it was pointed out...WOULD RESTRICT HOURS: As far as wages are concerned, all WPA workers would be paid at the prevailing rate per hour, although the hours per week would be restricted, it was pointed out further. "And if we don't take advantage of the WPA funds, some other city is going to beat us to it," reminded Biemeret. The actual work is not expected to get underway for another month, Ira F. Clark, superintendent of buildings and grounds, reported. Ample time will be available to take action before that, the board agreed.


MAR 9 (Green Bay) - Plans to memorialize the Green Bay Packer football team as a community institution are being developed by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, it was announced today. While lacking in details, initial ideas included the naming of the upper East De Pere road "Packer Boulevard", and designating the highway at each end with suitable markers. It also is contemplated to erect an appropriate monument at the midway point of this boulevard. The movement has gained considerable support from various groups and organizations, according to the Junior Chamber committe working on the plans, and representatives of the Brown County Historical society, Association of Commerce and other civic bodies who have been approached indicated they would support the project. Several members of the Allouez town board, through which the highway runs, as well as members of the city councils of Green Bay and De Pere, and the Brown County board of supervisors and other public officials have expressed enthusiasm about the memorial and tentatively have promised to lend support, according to the sponsors. The J.C.C. will now seek the cooperation of governing units of the town of Allouez and city of De Pere through which the boulevard runs. It is planned to include that portion of the highway from the Webster avenue viaduct into the De Pere city limits, a distance of around four miles. At the present time the road is a single lane highway but provision has been made to widen this stretch and build a parkway in between two one-way roads.


MAR 11 (Los Angeles) - Gil Kuhn, three-year varsity center of the University of Southern California, today signed a contract to play professional football with the Green Bay Packers. Kuhn signed today with Coach E.L. Lambeau of Green Bay, who is visiting here. The former Trojan's last season with U.S.C. was in 1936. After the league season he participated in two exhibition games with Ernie Smith, Packer left tackle, who has praised his work highly...GREAT GRID SPIRIT: Kuhn stands five feet, 11 inches in height and weighs 205 pounds. He has a great competitive spirit and leading sportswriters of the Pacific coast area predict that he is capable of making the professional grade with any club. During his last season at U.S.C, Kuhn was regarded as that team's most rugged linemen. With Kuhn added to the list of Packers signed for 1938, the growing Green Bay roster now totals eight men.


MAR 14 (Green Bay) - Voters of Green Bay may be given a chance to indicate in a referendum whether they prefer to have public work done under WPA projects or under contract by union labor, according to sentiment expressed at a meeting in the council chamber Saturday afternoon between Mayor Farrell and members of the council, and representatives of the Building Trades Alliance of the Federated Trades council. Mayor Farrell declared he favored such a referendum to settle the question once and for all. Louis Butterfield, representing the alliance, said the building trades would welcome it...CHARGES "BUCK PASSING": The alliance, Butterfield declared, especially opposed making WPA projects out of the addition to the Packer stadium, the construction of sewers and removal of the old street car tracks. All of this work, he said, properly fell within the province of crafts composing the alliance. In the stadium project, he charged "buck-passing" between the board of education, to which the Packer corporation made its $15,000 payment, and the council, which sponsored the WPA projects for which the $15,000 was to represent material cost. The council's sponsorship was necessary as a matter of form, it was brought out. "How can you carry out an entire contract for $15,000 when $15,000 is only the cost of material?" demanded Councilman Olejniczak. Butterfield declared his belief that the entire job could be done for that sum.


MAR 15 (Green Bay) - George Svendsen is going to coach at Antigo and Bud Svendsen is going to coach at Kirksville Teachers at Missouri, and if you think the general exodus of all the Svendsens from the Green Bay Packer football team hasn't started Coach Curly Lambeau worrying, you don't know the coach. "I feel that lightning  has struck twice in the same place," he commented yesterday after returning from California. "The loss of these two centers really is serious, as we have no one in the draft to replace them. We could have had our choice of two or three centers at the National league meeting, but no position on our team appeared to be better fortified. With the two Svendsens and Darrell Lester returning, we seemed to be assured the services of three good men. Now there is only one. I expected George Svendsen to be the best center in the league next fall. Gil Kuhn, the Southern California center who signed with us last week, is promising. He is built like Nate Barrager, and is extremely aggressive, but he is a new man in the league, and at this time we don't know how he'll come through. In the meantime, we are pulling every string possible to line up several other candidates at center." There is a strong possibility that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film corporation will send a production unit to Green Bay next August to take another Packer short. Success of the last one, "Pigskin Champions", was far greater than the studio had anticipated, and brought favorable comment from all parts of the country. The film enjoyed its greatest success, strangely enough, in Texas. If the Packers win the championship next fall, and go to the Pacific Coast, they will be engaged immediately to film another subject under the M-G-M banner, with Pete Smith supervising the job. The film will be more elaborate and may contain the elements of a plot. If the Packers do not win the title, M-G-M is considering sending its production men, plus Pete Smith, to Green Bay to film the Packers in their native habitat. This move would attract no more attention locally than the engulfing of the Fox River by an earthquake, but at present it's all in the discussion stage. Lambeau saw plenty of the California flood during his stay in that state, and commented that the rains really kicked up an awful fuss thereabouts. Coming through the Cajon pass he saw automobiles overturned on every side, and at places railroad tracks were torn up and twisted away a quarter of a mile from their proper locations.


MAR 22 (Green Bay) - While baseball is taking over the feature sports news spots, and track is crowding basketball off the pages, worried confronting the pro football coaches continue to get a play from the writers. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers is scanning the horizon for man-mountain material to replace the brothers Svendsen at the center of his line, and the efforts of Owner Art Rooney and Coach Johnny Blood to get Colorado's Whizzer White into the Pittsburgh fold are followed from coast to coast. For general interest, however, George Preston Marshall's reported concern about Slingin' Sammy Baugh possibly being outside the Washington lineup next fall is taking top honors at the moment - probably because Baugh is a rookie of speculative worth in the St. Louis Cardinals' camp at St. Peterburg, Fla...CRASH BIG TIME: Authoritative reports on Baugh's diamond prospects are lacking, but it appears safe to say that he is not meeting the same success as yet, that he did on the gridiron. Because of this it is interesting to review in brief the records of other football stars who have tried to crash big time baseball and have failed. Branch Rickey, Cardinals executive, is reported to once have stated that: "It shouldn't be so difficult for a famed athlete to sock a little baseball delivered by a pitcher." With this in mind, he has delved into the all-America rolls each fall with the hope of coming forth with a grid star for the Gas House Gang. He has tried several, but Baugh appeared to be the best bet that has come his way. Besides his football fame, he has turned in some fancy baseball fielding in the Texas Christian university infield, and led the batters in the Texas conference. But until he proves himself, opponents of the Rickey theory present the following evidence of alleged fallacy: Ernie Vick, all-America center at Michigan, served a brief term as catcher for the Cardinals, and was released in short order...TRIED BY ST. JOSEPH: Bill Glasgow, one-time all Big Ten halfback at Iowa, who was given a trial with St. Joseph in the Western league and then released. Wes Fesler, all-America end at Ohio State and brilliant all-around athlete just a couple of seasons ago, quit baseball when he was unable to hold a minor league job. Frank Thomsen, last fall's football coach at the University of Arkansas, was considered a great catching prospect during the years he romped about Big Ten gridirons, as an all conference halfback, but he lasted only a few semesters on the diamond. Hitting inability proved to be the downfall of Lou Bush of Massachusetts State, Joel Hunt of the Texas Aggies, and Ted Saussele of Washington university. The latter, like Green Bay's Don Hutson, stuck to the minors. Hutson spent last season in the Albany outfield...TALENTS ARE LIMITED: There were others of course who made the grade from time to time, most notable of whom was Michigan's all-America George Sisler, but most of football's "name boys" find their talents limited. It is probable that Marshall has more to fear from the coaching ranks as an inducement for Baugh to leave the pro playing field than from baseball, although the deciding factor in the deal undoubtedly would be the Washington owner's checkbook. With the fleet-footed Cliff Battles signed to help Lou Little at Columbia, and Dixie Howell off the roster again, the National league champions have some real backfield gaps to fill. More football jottings: Gil Kuhn, the 1936 Southern California captain signed as a Packer center hopeful, was voted the outstanding athlete at his his university during his senior year...played varsity rugby as well as football three years...and is a radio vocalist...EVANS HIT HARDEST: In a Chicago interview at the close of last season, Baugh credited Packer guard Lon Evans with tackling him hardest...Baugh was 23 years of age St. Patrick's day last week...and John V. Mara, son of Tim Mara, and president of the New York Giants, was 30 yesterday. Last season Ned Irish, publicity man for the New York Giants, was winner of a sizeable sum by betting on the Packers to beat the Bears at Wrigley field... and immediately announced that he was going to play it all back on the Giants to stop the Packers despite warnings he did, and enjoyed the sport expert's greatest delight, saying: "I told you so."



MAR 24 (La Crosse) - "The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will battle for the 1938 National Professional Football league championship," Gene Ronzani, one-time star at Marquette University and present backfield mate of Bronko Nagurski and other standouts of the Chicago Bears, predicted during an interview in La Crosse Wednesday. "Pro football provided more thrills, more spirit, and a higher type of football," furthered the first nine-letterman in Marquette sports history. Ronzani, who hails from Iron Mountain, Mich., has played five yards of pro league ball - "And I'm going to play at least two years at top speed, too." "LeRoy McMahon of La Crosse would have been an All-American had he not gone to college so soon and graduated when he was 21 years old," Ronzani noted. McMahon, former star at La Crosse Logan, was an end at Marquette. "He was just old enough to learn football when he was graduated. Red Grange was the highest salaries football player of all time. After the first four or five games Grange played for George Halas and the Chicago Bears, Halas gave Grange a check for $105,000. Sammy Grange won a championship for us one season - and he is undoubtedly the greatest pass defense player that ever competed. Sammy Baugh is the highest salaried player in pro football today." Ronzani spoke freely of his associations with football. He rated Paddy Driscoll, new Marquette coach, as one of the all-time greats of pro football - in the same category with Jim Thorpe, nominated Tarz Taylor, Hilltop line coach, as the best line coach in the country, and ventured Nagurski would be back in uniform again next fall rather than pursue a wrestling career. Explaining the football player's chances of making good in baseball - preferably Baugh - Ronzani related a statement from Tex Carleton: "At Fort Worth, Carleton said the only trouble with football players is that they are tight around the shoulders. They are low ball hitters. A pitch high and inside fools them."


MAR 24 (Green Bay) - John Lock, powerful Fordham university fullback, who packs 210 pounds of beef on a 5-foot-9 frame, has signed his 1938 contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Lock is regarded as a notable addition to the Packer pro grid squad, and he may be the answer to Lambeau's search for a heavy, fast back. The Packer coach plans to use him either at fullback or at the blocking back position, where he should be extremely effective because of his build and strength...HARD LUCK JOHN: Lock's university career has paralleled that of Hank Bruder, in that he has been the "hard luck" member of Coach Jim Crowley's squad. Trouble with several ailments during his college days, he ran into his greatest trouble playing against St. Mary's last fall. He turned in a terrific game, and won the plaudits of all eastern sports critics assembled for the contest. Late in the struggle he retired with a broken arm, and he played no more that season. His injury since has healed completely, and as he is the tough, rugged type. Lambeau expects him to shake his injury jinx, just as Bruder did...PRAISED BY COACH: Crowley commented favorably upon the signing of the new Packer, remarking that Lock should have no trouble making the game in top-rank professional football. Nine men now comprise the Packer roster for next fall, and more are expected to be added to the list soon.


MAR 31 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, Packer pass-snatching end, has gone into business in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, having entered partnership in a dry cleaning establishment with Paul Bryant, guard coach at the University of Alabama. Hutson has been coaching the ends at his alma mater, and he writes: "I have been here since mid-term, helping in spring football and now with track. You can look out for Alabama next fall. They are going to have another great team. It will be much better than the one this past fall."


APR 1 (Green Bay) - Leroy (Bunny) Schoemann, outstanding center of the Marquette university Golden Avalanche, today signed his contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Schoemann, one of the best known collegiate athletes in Wisconsin, has been highly publicized at Marquette. He weighs close to 200 pounds, and stands an inch over six feet. His type of play is extremely aggressive, and he attracted attention particularly during the Hilltop's great season in 1936...PLUGS CENTER GAP: Schoemann was injured early last year, lost some weights, and was not as effective as during his previous year. Despite this handicap, Lambeau feels that the big Milwaukee boy has the makings of a professional football player, and he will be used to help plug the gap in the Packers' forward wall. Bunny was known as a great play leader. He is cool headed and calm under fire, but plays a hard-driving, potent type of game, being effective equally upon defense and offense. Against Mississippi State two seasons ago, he intercepted five forward passes. Schoemann is the tenth Packer to sign his 1938 contract.


APR 1 (Green Bay) - The latest attempt to bolster the Green Bay Packer line came today when Coach Curly Lambeau signed Buster Johnson, veteran pivot man of the University of Georgia, for service next season. Johnson, they say, is certain to make the grade in professional football. He stands six feet seven inches in height and weighs 297 pounds. In addition, he is as fast as a deer on his feet, and was used by Georgia to go down on punts. Lambeau carried Johnson's contract with him when he returned from the South today, and commented that the husky center should fill the gap left vacant by the Svendsen brothers.



APR 6 (Green Bay) - George Halas, the Chicago Bears coach, recently announced via the newspapers that important revisions in the professional football rulebook probably will be made at the NFL rules' committee at the Fort Pitt hotel in Pittsburgh next Sunday. He specifically mentions a change in the forward pass rules by which an incompleted pass into the end zone will count as a touchback only on fourth down, a kickoff regulation and punt returning compulsion as proposals that will be acted upon, but there are others. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers, a member of the rules' committee along with Halas, George (Potsy) Clark of Brooklyn, Steve Owen of the New York Giants and Bert Bell of Philadelphia, calls to mind at least three...GIVE MORE PROTECTION: One would be a substitution change by which a player would be allowed to play in the game twice in the same quarter. Lambeau feels that the move would give players greater protection in that they would leave the game with lesser injuries if they knew they could return. It is his opinion that fullback Eddie Jankowski probably would never have received that severe blow in the head that hospitalized him at Washington last fall if such a rule had been in effect. "Eddie was hit hard just a few plays before the one that sent him to the hospital," Curly recalls. "If he had left the game then, it would have saved him his later grief, but Eddie knew that replacements were scarce, and that he was out for the whole quarter if he left the field. So he remained in." The only objection that may be raised is possible delay  of the game. Lambeau, however, feels that the result would be just the opposite - that it would speed up the tilt because players could do their resting on the bench...WOULD AID PASSERS: With Arnold Herber and Bob Monnett particularly in mind, Lambeau will seek some protection for the passer similar to that which is afforded punters. There is no provision for passer protection under the present setup, and the Packer coach rightfully feels that that the lads who throw the ball are subjected to too much of a beating. Playing against the Bears at Los Angeles a year ago, Herber's nose was broken when he was crashed into after a pass. Herber had thrown the ball into the end zone for a touchdown and the play was all over as far as he was concerned when he was hit. Another rule change would bring the ball to the center of the field after every play. While it probably will get no further than the discussion stage, this idea is interesting in view of all the fancy placekickers the league has in tow, no small numbers of which are with the Packers. Regarding the kickoff rule which Halas mentions as placing the ball on the 50 yard line if the ball is kicked out of bounds, Lambeau feels that such a penalty is too severe. Accidents will happen, and any player is apt to boot the ball off the field on some occasion. What probably will happen is that the penalty will be effective after two out of bounds kicks. Cause for the rule is cases such as what occurred in the Washington Redskin-New York Giant game at New York last fall which decided the eastern championship. The Redskins kicked out of bounds six times to prevent such men as Tuffy Leemans from making any possible return. The present rule places the ball in play on the 30-yard line...Trades will be in the air at the meeting...and despite his latest acquisition from Marquette university, Mr. Lambeau still is center conscious...Tom Thorpe, one of the pro league eastern division's top officials, recently was renamed as steward at Narragansett park just outside of Providence.R.I...Thorpe served in 1936 and 1937, but resigned last fall when Narragansett announced that it would run a meet despite the order of Gov. Robert E. Quinn that the track would remain closed...George Sauer left in the middle of last week for Durham after spending his spring vacation here...he will continue spring football practice at the University of New Hampshire which was interrupted by the recess...George did not coach basketball as has been reported, but may next year...since the football season he has been engaged in promotional work for the school...prospects for a good football team next  fall are not so hot, according to George...and he facetiously adds, "I'll probably come back to play center for Curly next fall."


APR 6 (Green Bay) - A promising collegiate football player, capable of covering any of several positions, will join the Green Bay Packers next fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau said today in announcing the signing of Pete Tinsley of the University of Georgia. Tinsley probably will play either end or blocking back with Green Bay. He weighs 215 pounds and his height is five feet 10 1/2 inches...IS VERY RUGGED: The latest addition to the Packer ranks is noted principally because of his ruggedness. He played 60 minutes of grueling football against Fordham in his junior year, when Georgia tripped up Jimmy Crowley's eleven. Tinsley's versatility has been one of his strongest points. He starred in the backfield during his third year in college, but for his senior season he was shifted to guard, where against he was extremely effective. He will graduate from Georgia this summer. Tinsley is the 11th Packer to sign his contract.


APRIL 9 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers will play a National Professional football league game at night in Buffalo, September 28, Charles W. Bidwell, owner of the Cardinals, announced today. The game, first league championship contest to be played in Buffalo since the Bisons withdrew from the circuit several years ago, will be played at the new municipal stadium. Buffalo wants to regain its berth in the league and the Cardinal-Packer contest was scheduled, with the sanction of Joseph Carr, president of the league, as an experiment.



APR 11 (Pittsburgh) - A revamped rule book gave the professional football boys more chance than ever today to parade their wide-open style of play. The National league rules committee, in a five hour long session Sunday, wrote in five amendments, four of which were designed to aid the offense. The fifth tightened restrictions on fourth down passes. Specifically, the changes were: 1 - On kickoffs out of bounds, the ball shall be placed in play on the receiving team's 45 yard line, instead of the 35 yard stripe. Committee members expressed the opinion the rule would stop deliberate attempts to kick out the ball. 2 - Any two players who have been withdrawn from the game during the fourth period may return to the game once. The rule was intended to prevent an injured player from staying in the contest because a substitute was forbidden to re-enter the game. 3 - All penalties inflicted upon the defensive team within the 10 yard liner shall be one-half the distance to the goal line. Previously the rule applied only to offside penalties. 4 - The referee may penalize defensive teams 15 yards for deliberate roughing of a forward passing after the ball has left his hands. The change was made, the committee said, because of the pummeling Sammy Baugh, Arnie Herber and other topnotch passers received. 5 - A forward pass incomplete in the end zone shall be ruled a touchback only on the fourth down. If the complete pass on fourth down originated outside the fourth down originated outside the 20 yard line the defensive team shall be given the ball at the point at which the play originated. After the meeting club representatives engaged in a trading session, with Pittsburgh emerging as the "David Harum" by figuring in four deals.  The Pirates agreed to send John Gildea, regular right halfback and punter for two season, to Cleveland in exchange for tackle Joe Maras, Duquesne university captain who was drafted by the Rams. Then Pittsburgh completed two separate deals with Green Bay. One sends Ed Brett, former Washington State end, to the Packers for Walt Bartanen, 265-pound tackle who divided last season between Green Bay and St. Louis. The other swapped two draftees, center Pat McCarty of Notre Dame and end Ray King of Minnesota for the Packers' Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, 223-pound guard and blocking back, and Chester (Swede) Johnston, a fullback. Besides members of the rules committee, the meeting was attended by Art Rooney and John Blood of the Pirates, President John Lipscomb, Homer Harshmann and Buzz Wetzel of Cleveland and Wellington Mara of the Giants.


APR 11 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau of the


Green Bay Packers who attended Sunday's session as a member of the rules committee telephones in from Chicago today his "complete approval" of the changes effected in the gridiron code. "I believe that the Packers will benefit by the trades we completed with Pittsburgh," he said. "Ray King, all-America end from Minnesota, has announced that he plans to play professional football, so that all we need to do is to come to terms with him. McCarty, the Notre Dame center, weighs 225 pounds and was a great player. He should help plug the hole left by the Svendsen brothers. In the event that either King or McCarty does not report, terms of the trade read that we shall retain Goldenberg. Brett, the former Washington State end, played the position regularly with Pittsburgh last season. He stands six feet two inches and weighs 200 pounds. I am much in favor of the changes adopted by the rules committee, and believe they will improve the game materially."


APR 11 (Green Bay) - Buckets Goldenberg, who was traded yesterday to the Pittsburgh Pirates, announced this afternoon his retirement from professional football, but he didn't tie up his action with the trade. "I want to quit before I'm told to quit." he explained. "I thought I had a good year in 1937 although the guard position was new to me, but a back injury I received in the All-Star game hasn't healed yet. I am established in business in Green Bay, and want to stay here. I don't care to risk further injury, and my family is anxious for me to retire."


APR 13 (Green Bay) - The board of education was notified by the Building Trades' council in a letter today that the picketing of the City stadium will be started unless improvements being made as a WPA project are stopped. The letter was signed by John Wettengel, secretary, with the announcement that the action was determined at a meeting of the council Monday night. A representative of the building trades' group said picketing will begin within a few days and will continue through the football season unless the $15,000 given the school board by the Packer Football corporation for enlarging the stands is returned. "If the school board don't return the money and insists on doing the work under WPA we are going to place pickets," the council spokesman said. "The council feels that the amount being spent there is sufficient to do the work by contract and with union labor. We are only interested in the carpentry and painting work and do not desire to do the filling or sodding because we believe this is the type of work that should be undertaken by the WPA." The threat of picketing the stadium was made a few weeks ago at the time the project was begun, but the council's present action is the first formal move of protest to the board. The improvements include the addition of 7,500 new seats to the stadium stands, new toilets, remodeling and repairs to fencing, erection of a new ticket booth and enlargement of broadcasting and press booths.


APR 15 (Pittsburgh) - "Aw, Buckets, just wants a little boost in his paycheck. He'll probably report next fall all right. Why he wanted to go out to the west coast with me for a post-season game I directed last January. If he hurt his back in the all-star contest last fall he certainly played great ball all season for a cripple." There you have Coach Johnny Blood's reaction to the story that Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, burly Green Bay Packer grid star who was secured in a trade last Sunday by the Pittsburgh Pirates, would give up the pigskin sport. Blood returned to this city last night with Bucco President Art Rooney after several day's stay in the east. Goldenberg and fullback Chester (Swede) Johnson were exchanged by the Packers for Ray King, Minnesota end, and Pat McCarthy, Notre Dame center. If Goldenberg fails to report here, the Corsairs are the losers as they took the chance on signing him according to terms of the deal.


APR 19 (Green Bay) - President Franklin D. Roosevelt manifested New Deal approval of baseball in opening day ceremonies at Washington Monday, and a noisy public in parks everywhere has welcomed another change in the sports calendar, but anybody who encounters Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers these days will have a hard time squeezing anything but football into the conversation. It is an optimistic Lambeau - seeing next fall's prospects in a much brighter light than many of the fans - who breezes in and out of Green Bay between trips to meetings and talent-stalking journeys. In fact, the Packer coach is so cheerful about the future that when he returned from last week's rules' committee meeting in Pittsburgh his concern was not about the regular season, but about the limitation on post season games - a regulation made at the regular league confab and which, according to Lambeau, probably will be changed when the league convenes again next year...ONLY ONE GAME: As the rule stands now, the championship team is allowed to play only one game after the end of the regular playing season. Reason for the change from the former method of laissez-faire was the ill-advised trip Washington made after winning the title at Chicago. The Redskins fared poorly on the trip on just about every count, and Owner George Preston Marshall was pretty well disgusted with the whole business when the barnstorming is over. With that bad taste in his mouth, and some dissatisfaction from other sources, the ban on anybody but the champions kicking the ball around after the league curtain falls was adopted. Lambeau cites two main causes for the failure of the trip: first, that it was poorly planned (a cause that can be corrected), and second, that bad weather hounded the Redskins from one coast to the other (a cause that is beyond any human power to change)...LAMBEAU NO NOVICE: The Packer leader, who is no novice in arranging post-season schedules, points out that the first game was played at San Francisco without adequate preparation and under an insufficient guarantee. From San Francisco the Washington outfit jumped to Texas, and then to Florida - a piece of traveling that could do no outfit any good financially. Curly does not favor a complete turnabout in the old unsupervised plan, but does feel that the higher finishing team should be allowed some sort of playing trip when the circuit play is over. His idea would require sanction of the league president for any such contests planned. He is not alone in his stand. George Halas of the Chicago Bears is of similar mind, and when the move is reconsidered next year it will have the support of some of the men who voted for the ban that will be effective this year. Among those who cast their ballots in favor of curtailing the after-season activities were several who had had no experience in that type of promotion whatsoever...SEE THE LIGHT: Through the efforts of Halas and Lambeau, some of these have been made to see the light, and it has resulted in a complete change in viewpoint.. Value in advertising, and a trip for the players are two reasons for Lambeau's interest in the carry-over season. It is his contention that professional football can use all the favorable publicity it can get, and that one way to increase interest outside of league cities is to play games on a reasonable scale whenever there is a market for the sport. As for the player trip angle, many of the lads get a chance to go places and see things that ordinarily would be outside their means until achieved through many years' work and saving along the way. The Packer jaunt to Honolulu supports this view. There is little doubt that players not tied down by some other employment enjoy a trip to warmer climates when the winter wind begins to howl. In fact Cliff Battles, the fancy-stepping Washington back who was very instrumental in his team's title last season, swore that he never would step into another pair of Redskin pants unless a post-season trip was made. It seems that Cliff had just become married, and he counted on the trip for his honeymoon...GETS HIS TRIP: Battles got his trip, but his shoes would have to filled by someone else in the Redskin lineup next year anyway. He signed a contract to assist Lou Little at Columbia next fall - a move that irked Mr. Marshall no little bit (Incidentally, the Columbia post had been turned down by Clarke Hinkle). Besides the pleasure derived from such a trip, Curly find it worthwhile as a medium for testing new plays and systems, and giving first year players a tryout that they may have missed during the regular season. Lambeau attributes the Packer success in the championship year of 1936 largely to the coast trip of 1935-36. Then too, there is the prospect of finding new players in some of the lineups met along the way. Players just through with their college season often join all-star combinations of meeting the pros, and many unheralded finds result. Russ Letlow, as great a guard as stepped on the gridiron last season, was such a discovery. Also, the Green Bay coach finds that in signing new players the prospect of postseason trips often plays a notable part in their decisions...MADE MOVIE SHORT: And among the other things it did to advertise Green Bay, the prolonged schedule was responsible for the Pete Smith motion picture sport feature which the Hollywood Reporter, trade newspaper of the movie business, listed as one of most popular shorts of its run from New York to California. So much for post-season professional football, a subject that should concern no one too much at this time of the year, but it is nice to know that Curly hasn't too many player worried to think of it. Fans may find some interest in the issue because it is controversial at the moment.



APR 28 (Green Bay) - Sports fans can slice it to suit themselves, but Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg has dished out another statement denying that he will be receiving mail in Pittsburgh next fall - unless he is paid a sum that he cannot afford to refuse. "And that kind of money," says Buckets, "Is more than I am worth in football...They can fire three good players for what it would take to get me out there." It was Buckets' way of answering Johnny Blood's assertion that the veteran Packer back and guard was starting retirement talk merely to boost the Pittsburgh ante when contract talk is opened. Earlier, when it was announced that he had been traded to the Pirates with Swede Johnston in return for rights to center Pat McCarty of Notre Dame and end Ray King of Minnesota, Goldenberg told John Walter, Press-Gazette sports editor, that he had no intention of playing anywhere this year...FIVE YEARS WITH TEAM: The former University of Wisconsin gridder who saw five years of Packer service has moved with his wife and son from Milwaukee to Green Bay, and is engaged in the insurance business under Boob Darling, former Packer center. He believes - or at least he says he does - that it would be an economic setback for him to close his house here and take his family to Pittsburgh just for the football season. Buckets will not leave without his helpmeet and the junior member - and he most certainly is not interested in playing for anything but financial gains. That is why he says that the Pirates will not offer terms high enough to make it worth his while. "Let them take the money and hire somebody who can draw them at the gate," says Goldenberg. "As an individual I couldn't attract five persons in Pittsburgh...but it is nice to know that Johnny still has confidence in my ability."...LOYAL TO PACKERS: Buckets were interested more than casually in a Pittsburgh proposition a year ago when owner Art Rooney mentioned regular employment to supplement his work on the gridiron. Furthermore, he admits that he would enjoy playing for Blood. But he does profess a strong loyalty to Green Bay, and contends that he could never play as a member of any other team with the same spirit. It is his desire to make his permanent home here, he says, and at time anyway, he sees nothing to be gained by going to Pittsburgh for three months. Besides his wife wishes him to retire. Goldenberg came to the Packers in 1932 after playing at Wisconsin after Clarence W. Spears and Glenn Thistlethwaite, the latter for his first two varsity years. His 220 pounds packed into a 5 feet, 10-inch frame is familiar on every gridiron in the NFL. Starting as a fullback, he was shifted to blocking back and last season played some of his best football against Detroit and the Bears at guard. He is 27 years old. Joining Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers and Coach Blood of the Pirates in the expectation that Goldenberg will play is George Whitney Calhoun, Packer secretary, who avers that when fall rolls around Mr. Goldenberg will be looking for Blood or Walk Kiesling. John's assistant at Pittsburgh, as a bridge partner...REALLY MEANS IT: Talk of leaving the game is pretty general among some of the boys, just as it always is in the spring of the year when the playing season is five months distant. Henry Bruder, in the Packer backfield since 1931, is making his usual retirement announcement, but insisted today that he really means it this time. Clarke Hinkle, all-pro fullback for two consecutive years and no second rater for the four season before that, is busy selling an odorless disinfectant along with Milt Gantenbein, and they both infer that their football days are over. They are president and vice president respectively of the Nuzon company of Wisconsin. Their sales personnel includes the newly married Paul Engebretsen, veteran guard, who also speaks of quitting professional athletics for a business career...LEAVE BIG GAP: Really missed will be George and Bud Svendse, who leave a real gap at center to enter the coaching profession. George takes his 230 pounds and three years of pro experience to Antigo this week. Darrell Lester had not fully made up his mind whether or not he will return. Success as a salesman may keep him away. Another doubtful starter is Lou Gordon, who is teaching English in a Chicago high school. But more about them later. Meanwhile, it still is s pretty good bet that with very few exceptions all of last year's players will be out there for the first practice session.


APR 30 (Green Bay) - The Packers plan to start their practice period Aug. 20, which will give them three weeks to prepare for their league opener against the Cleveland Rams here Sept. 11.


MAY 2 (Green Bay) - Zeke Hunt, for three years a varsity center at Bradley Tech, Peoria, Ill., is the latest addition to the corps of center candidates from which Coach E.L. Lambeau hopes to produce something for regular use by the Green Bay Packers. Hunt, whose weight is 5 feet 11  and who weighs 211, was an all-Little Nineteen conference center in 1935 and 1936, and was sixth in the poll for his position in the Tribune All Star ballot last summer...PLAYED WITH YANKEES: When the gridiron season opened in 1937, Hunt reported to the New York Yankees of the American league, and served creditably during the season. Lambeau believes that the experience thus gained may make him a valuable Green Bay addition. He is the 12th Packer to be placed under contract for the 1938 season.


MAY 10 (Green Bay) - Don't be surprised if Swede Johnston, the former Appleton high school athlete who has done some fullbacking for the Packers of late, does not turn up in either the Green Bay or Pittsburgh lineups this fall. He was part of the trade that also was to send Buckets Goldenberg to the Pirates, but is considering seriously an offer to coach the Gunners in St. Louis, his adopted home. Swede played with the Gunners before coming to the Packers, and returned to St. Louis last fall after a loan of his services to Cleveland did not meet his fancy...Despite the apparent ill success of his trading efforts thus far, Johnny Blood is still attempting to bolster his team with tried talent from other coaches. It is reported that Eggs Manske of the Bears and Bill Smith of the Cardinals, both ends, are on his list of "most desirables". Smith is the former all-pro end from Washington "U" who ran across the touchdown that beat the Packers in the opener here last fall. Manske is from Nekoosa, Wis., and had a great season with the Bears last fall after a year with Philadelphia. He played college ball at Northwestern...BRIGHT SPOTS IN LINE: Bert Bell of Philadelphia also continues to hunt around for fields of barter. He has offered Coach Curly Lambeau his choice of centers Harper, Hughes or Reese in exchange for a back. Reese, a former Temple university player who opposed Clarke Hinkle on college gridirons when the latter was at Bucknell, is the only one under serious consideration. He and Carter, an end from Southern Methodist, were bright spots in an otherwise drab line when the Packers routed the Eagles at Milwaukee last fall. At least one other trade note is worth mention although it lacks confirmation: John Drake, the big Cleveland fullback, probably will be in the Cardinal lineup next fall. He was an important factor in the Packers' defeat by the College All Stars at Soldier field, and although the Rams were badly beaten he scored against Green Bay in both meetings between the teams  last year. He rated all-America at Purdue.


MAY 19 (Green Bay) - Coach Mickey McCormick's football efforts at St. Norbert college probably will send a player to the big time next fall in the person of Nick Miketinac, Hermansville, Mich., athlete who will be graduated from the De Pere school in June. Wednesday noon, before making a hurried trip to Milwaukee, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers met Miketinac for the first time. In less than 20 minutes' conference an agreement was reached, and the husky St. Norbert lineman will report for practice with the rest of the Green Bay squad Aug. 20. While the "many are called but few are chosen" adage applies to the professional gridiron even more than it strikes home in some other field, Nick's prospects for making the grade appear to be better than average. McCormick, who was a Marquette university back in his undergraduate days opposed such teams as Navy, St. Mary's and Creighton, considers Miketinac one of the best linemen has he has been associated with either as player or coach. Nick played in the backfield at Hermansville high school, but started in the line his first year on the college team. After a season at tackle, McCormick shifted Miketinac to guard, where his blocking ability and speed could be put to better use. He was a standout in every game in which he participated - and a guard has to be good to be outstanding. His 200 pounds and 5 feet 10 inches are well molded to the guard position, but Lambeau had indicated that he may be tried at other positions in the ante-season practice...CHANCE AT GUARD: "He may work in at right end," Curly stated after his visit with the lad, "and we may try him at blocking back, but if he looks best at guard and would prefer to play that position, that is where he will get his chance." Of him Coach McCormick says, "He is one college player that is not all played out...his best years of football are ahead of him. He is a keen, competitive player, a good student of the game, and he is not afraid of anything." Just 22 years of age, Miketinac was one of the St. Norbert players who entered the college the year McCormick became head coach. Much of his training in line play was received under Ken Radick, assistant to Mickey, who also praised him highly. He was one of the six co-captains of last year's Green Knight team. Leaving the school, he has a younger brother, Tony Miketinac, who was a guard on the freshman team at St. Norbert this year, and hopes to pick up where his big brother left off. And if Nick makes the grade, that may a tip for Curly three years hence.


MAY 19 (Green Bay) - Don't sell the Packers short in the 1938 National Professional Football league title race. This is the advice of Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay team who has signed an even dozen new players already and expects many other names on contracts long before the first practice is called. The recruits will bolster virtually every position on the field. At the center post where the only serious vacancy occurred as the result of the retirement of both George and Bud Svendsen, at least three new men will be on hand to assist Darrell Lester. They are Leroy Schoemann of Marquette, Zeke Hunt of Bradley Tech and Gil Kuhn, one of Southern California's greatest athletes. Flanking center Curly expects the veterans Paul Engebretsen, Russ Letlow, Lon Evans and Zud Schammel. A rookie guard highly recommended will be Pete Tinsley, versatile 215 pounder from Georgia, and the Packer coach expects additional strength from Tom Jones, former New York Giants guard who played at Bucknell. With every indication that Champ Seibold, Ernie Smith, Bill Lee and Lyle Sturgeon will return this season, the tackle positions promise to thickly populated. Pressing the veterans will be Martin Schreyer, last fall's Purdue captain, Phil Ragazzo of Western Reserve, and Leo Karalinas of Catholic university. A strong collection of ends is promised in Milt Gantenbein, Don Hutson, Wayland Becker and Bernie Scherer of last year's team with Frank Borak, a Kenosha youth at Creighton university, coming up. In addition, Ed Brett, former Washington State end, has been obtained from Pittsburgh in a trade for Walter Bartanen, Packer rookie tackle of 1937. The Packer backfield should have everything. Expected to return are fullbacks Eddie Jankowski and Clarke Hinkle; Halfbacks Bob Monnett, Paul Miller, Arnold Herber, Joe Laws and Herb Banet, and quarterback Herman Schneidman. New men to date are Dick Weisgerber of Willamette, Cecil Isbell of Purdue and John Locke of Fordham.


MAY 20 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, prior to launching their 1938 NFL schedule, will play an exhibition game at Ironwood, Mich., on Labor day, Sept. 5, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Lambeau made the announcement following a conference with Ironwood businessmen here yesterday afternoon. The game will be underwritten by trade leaders of the Upper Michigan community...OPPOSITION UNCERTAIN: The Packers will play either the La Crosse Lagers, best known of the state's semi-pro elevens, or an All Star eleven, the opposition to be determined later. The team will open its league season against Cleveland at City stadium Sept. 11. Packer interest always has been well geared througout Upper Michigan, and a capacity turnout will be anticipated by promoters of the Labor day game. In addition to the entire northern Wisconsin area, fans from the copper country will have an opportunity to see the former national champions in action in their own backyard. Hundreds of Michigan residents drive down weekly to see the Packers play here, and the exhibition contest in a measure is a "thank you" for their enthusiastic support.


MAY 24 (Green Bay) - Believe it or not a Cleveland Ram footballer has started training here to get in shape for the coming gridiron season. Richard (Dick) Zoll has returned home from Cleveland to spend a couple of months in a stone quarry to toughen up for combats this fall. Zoll, who earned his scholastic football spurs at West high, joined the Cleveland Rams last fall after playing three years of varsity football, guard and tackle, at Indiana under Coach Bo McMillin. Dick saw a lot of service as a center flanker for Cleveland last season and was in action twice against the Packers. According to Zoll, the Rams will be much different than a "tail-end" club this fall. "The Cleveland management," Zoll said, "has some 40-odd players under contract for 1938 and some of the new players were 'tops' on the collegiate gridiron last fall. The Rams will start practice on Aug. 15 on a collegiate campus near Cleveland and two practice games have been scheduled before we open the NFL season here against the Packers on Sunday, Sept. 11. The Green Bay team plays a return game in Cleveland on Oct. 30 and this contest should attract a big crowd as Curly Lambeau's team certainly pleased the crowd last year when it played the Rams at the ball park."


MAY 25 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Bears, with Owner-Coach George Halas wielding the pencil, are marking down to bargain prices the All-American tags which so many college grid heroes annually carry into the NFL market. For more than a decade the Bears have taken comparatively unknown college players and developed them into stars in the toughest of all grid circuits, and Halas said today that owners generally are paying more and more attention to small schools for new players instead of waiting to sign up highly-touted collegiate stars...DON'T HOLD IT AGAINST THEM: "There will be exceptions, of course, but I believe that small colleges will furnish more and more National league players next fall and in the seasons to come," said Halas. "On the Bears we ask first if the the player, no matter from which school he comes, would fit into our team play system. Then, if he does, we don't hold it against him if he was an All-American. Many players with great reputations fail to make good because they can't stand the pressure of playing with cool veterans in their first year. Also, many can't stand publicity, and join the team with the wrong attitude. But players who were good at smaller schools but never received recognition come to the big league with a 'do or die' spirit which makes them the kind of men we're always looking for. They're anxious to earn the headlines they didn't get in college and play with that old college spirit." Halas thinks George Musso, who came to the Bears an unheralded player from Milliken university in Illinois, now ranks as the greatest guard in the league. Another "unknown" starring for the Bears is Ray Nolting, former Cincinnati university player. Coming up to the Bears next fall will be John Oelerich, a triple threat back from St. Ambrose academy of Davenport, Ia., Chuck Apolskis of DePaul university, Chicago, an end, and lineman Frank Ramsey of Oregon State...DOFFS HAT TO BAUGH: There is one All-American, however, to whom Halas doffs his at - "Slinging Sammy" Baugh, who passed Washington to victory over the Bears last fall for the pro title and who now is trying his hand at professional baseball. "If he can't make the grade in baseball it just means so many more headaches for us in football," grinned Halas.


MAY 25 (Green Bay) - The sentiments expressed by George Halas in the adjoining column might have been taken right out of the mouth of Coach Curly Lambeau, for the Packers even more than the Bears are famous for signing up grid players from small colleges and building them into the greatest players the game has known. Look at Arnie Herber for instance, or Johnny Blood or Clarke Hinkle. A Baugh comes along every one in a 100 All-Americans, but give Green Bay some more men like Herber, Blood and Hinkle. Possibly Nick Micketinac of St. Norbert is in this class. His coach, Mickey McCormick, says he will make the grade with the Packers. "He played three great years for me, and still didn't burn himself out," says Mickey. "After three years of ball he hasn't got a bruise, a bad joint or a torn ligament. He will always weigh just about 200, and he can do the 100 yard dash in 11 seconds. What more do you want?"



MAY 31 (Green Bay) - Nine little letters which spell one great big tackle. That is Buford Ray, one of the greatest linemen ever turned out by Vanderbilt university. And Buford  Ray will be a tackle with the Green Bay Packers this coming fall, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Ray stands six feet, seven inches tall; weighs 280 pounds. Coach Lambeau hastens to explain that Ray isn't just a big young man. "He isn't fat," Lambeau said, "that's all bone and muscle. He's built like Champ Seibold or Lyle Sturgeon, but he'll make even Seibold and Sturgeon look like midgets."...MAKE GREAT PREDICTIONS: Coach Lambeau said this is the most important announcement of the signing of a lineman the Packers have ever made. "All the football experts who have seen Ray predict he will be the greatest tackle in the NFL," Lambeau declared. Ray signed his Packer contract about two months ago, but announcement of his signing was withheld because of the fact that Ray captained the track team at Vanderbilt this spring, and any mention of his pro intentions might have interrupted his amateur career. He was not selected by any teams in the draft. This is but one of several important announcements which may be expected now that college classes are drawing to a close, the coach added. Ray is a product of the Ray Morrison school of football. Morrison is one of the most successful coaches in the Southern conference, and Morrison says Ray is the greatest tackle he has ever turned out...FIVE-MAN LINE: Vanderbilt played a five-man line the three years Ray was on the team, and the behemoth was used on he right sign of the line to smash up every play which


came his way. He did, and Carl Hinkle, backing up the line, got the tackles. Hinkle also got the publicity and was named all-American. Thus Ray's play was always of the unselfish type, and he was somewhat unpublicized, coming from a rather small school in addition. This is expected to make him an ideal pro candidate, for in the pro game the lineman have to give a lot and get little for it, Coach Lambeau said. The coach added that Ray is already one of the Packers' biggest boosters, has written in often since his signing about other prospects in that region, and is predicting a championship for Green Bay next fall...BORN IN NASHVILLE: Ray is a Nashville product. He was born 22 years ago and went to college in his hometown. He entered Vanderbilt, one of the biggest football schools in the south the same year as Hinkle and also the same year that Morrison took 


MAY 31 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau's smile was as big as his face when he gave out the announcement regarding the signing of Behemoth Buford Ray. Curly regards it as the biggest player announcement since the signing of George Sauer was announced, certainly the most important notice of the signing of a lineman the Packers have ever had. Even Ray's name sounds big. When Curly says he stands six feet, seven inches tall and weighs 280 he's not exaggerating in the least. Ray was called "the biggest tackle in captivity" in a recent issue of the Football Guide. And he's not far, he's just big. Built on the general lines of Champ Seibold or Lyle Sturgeon, only much bigger. Curiously enough his signing just about fulfills a little April Fools Day article John Walter published in the column. Milwaukee Sentinel correspondent please note.


JUN 1 (Green Bay) - Frank Barnhart, giant guard from Greeley State college at Greeley, Colorado, is the latest Packer recruit to sign his contract to play in 1938. One of the players drafted by Coach E.L. Lambeau this season, Barnhart is 22 years old, stands six feet tall and weighs 240 pounds...PLAYED THREE YEARS: Barnhart was perhaps the outstanding lineman last season in the Rocky Mountain conference in which Greeley State competes with such schools as Colorado "U", Montana State, Colorado Mines, Wyoming and Utah. He played three years at the guard position on the varsity team. Coach Dutch Clark of the Detroit Lions has had his eye on Barnhart for several years. Figuring he was unnoticed by other clubs, Clark didn't bid for him in the draft and didn't think any other club would, but Coach Lambeau had been tipped off to Barnhart's possibilities by Carroll Nelson, Green Bay East high coach of many years ago. Nelson told Lambeau about Barnhart when the Packers played in Denver Jan. 1, 1937, and Curly immediately got on his trail. Nelson is a resident of Denver and keeps a watchful eye on professional prospects in the Mountain conference...OTHER DRAFTEES SIGN: Four other players names in the Packer draft list have already signed by Lambeau including Cecil Isbell and Martin Schreyer of Purdue, Phil Ragazzo of Western Reserve and Pete Tinsley of Georgia.


JUN 2 (Manitowoc Times-Herald) - The Green Bay Packer "beef trust" is taking shape. Yesterday Curly Lambeau, coach of the Bay football pros, announced that he had signed Frank Barnhart, of Greeley State College, Greeley, Col., a guard who is 22 years old, stands six feet tall and weighs 240 pounds. Only a few days ago Curly announced the signing of Buford Ray of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., a tackle, 23 years old, six feet seven inches tall and weighing 280 pounds. Ray has been called the greatest tackle who ever gripped a cleat in southern collegiate football. He has been under contract to Green Bay for several months but no announcement was made as he was captain of the track team at Vanderbilt. Manitowoc businessmen were given an inkling by Lambeau a few weeks ago when he spoke here. Vanderbilt has played a five-man front for several seasons and the towering Ray was used double duty as an end or tackle on defense. His savage smashing cleared the way for Carl Hinkle, Vandy center, to make tackles in the open. This tended to boost Hinkle's stock as an All-Americans, a rating he later achieved. Coach Lambeau beat out George Halas of the Bears in bidding for Buford. Barnhart played in the Rocky Mountain conference and played three years at guard on the varsity team. Curly picked him off right under the nose of Coach Dutch Clark of the Detroit Lions. Durch, an old Colorado star, had his eye on Barnhart for several years. Figuring he was unnoticed by other clubs, Clark didn't bid for him in the draft and didn't think any other club would, but Coach Lambeau had been tipped off the Barnhart's possibilities by Carroll Nelson, Green Bay East High coach of many years ago. Nelson told Lambeau about Barnhart when the Packers played in Denver January 1, 1937 and Curly immediately got on his trail. Four other players named in the Packer draft list have already been signed by Lambeau, including Cecil Isbell and Martin Schreyer of Purdue, Phil Ragazzo of Western Reserve and Pete Tinsley of Georgia. Barnhart is the 15th player to be signed by the Packers for the 1938 season. The others are: Frank Borak, Creighton, end; Phil Regazzo, Western Reserve; Leo Katalinas, Catholic; Martin Schreyer, Purdue, and Buford Ray, Vanderbilt, tackles; Tom Jones, Bucknell, Nick Miketinac, St. Nortbert, and Pete Tinsley, Georgia, guards; Gil Kuhn, USC, Zeke Hunt, Bradley Tech, and Leroy Schoemann, Marquette, centers; Dick Weisgerber, Willamentte, Cecil Isbell, Purdue, and John Locke, Fordham, backs.


JUN 3 (Green Bay) - Richard Anderson of the University of Iowa is the latest recruit signed to help fill the center gap on the 1938 Green Bay Packers. Anderson announced to the Associated Press in Iowa City last night that he had signed a Packer contract. Coach E.L. Lambeau said this morning that the signed contract was not in this morning's mail but that he expected it shortly. He said he had sent Anderson a contract a short time ago. Anderson is a resident of Yankton, S.D., and played three years at center on the Iowa team, winning the reputation as one of the best pivot men in the Big Ten conference...RECOMMENDED BY GRADUATES: Anderson was recommended highly to the Packers by Joe Laws and Herman Schneidman, Iowa graduates into the pro game. He was coached by Ossie Solem and Ernie Nevers, the latter a former pro star. Anderson is the 16th player to be signed by the Packers for the 1938 season.


JUN 23 (Green Bay) - According to reports from Minneapolis, Andy Uram, the crack Minnesota backfielder, who was one of the Packers' prize draws in the NFL draft, has secured himself a bank position and is busily engaged in chasing checks instead of footballs.However, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers plans another huddle with the Gopher star within the next couple of weeks and hopes to induce him to forget about "drafts and notes" for the next few months and center his entire attention on the touchdown-making business. Uram is anxious to play some more football, it is said, and there is little question but that the Packer mentor will have him on the dotted line long before the College All-Stars start drilling in Chicago. Friends of Uram in the Twin Cities are planning a ballot drive for him so that he will be a certain selection for the collegiate squad which will rub noses with the Washington Redskins, 1937 professional football champions, at Soldiers field.


JUN 24 (Green Bay) - Football notes washed up on the beach between swims: John Locke, Fordham fullback, and Leo Katalinas, Catholic university tackle, will be in the starting lineup of the Eastern All Star team which will oppose Bert Bell's Eagles at Philadelphia late in August. Locke and Katalinas both have their names on Packer contracts. The Philadelphia All Star game, modeled after the annual contest in Chicago, was inaugurated last year...Williamette college is in the state of Oregon, but it was on a recent trip east that Coach Lambeau of the Packers heard the praises of Dick Weisgerber, Williamette graduate, sung loudest. Weisgerber prepped at Orange, N.J., where he was an outstanding athlete, and eastern sportswriters have followed his fortunes. Bert Bell of the Packers offered an outright trade of Reese, veteran center, for Weisgerber, and was promptly turned down despite the acute case of centeritis Lambeau is suffering...Mail should be acknowledged even though it isn't answered promptly. Ernie Smith writes from a new home in Los Angeles that the rainbow trout still are biting in California. An enclosed clipping tell of a world's championship wrestling match between Bronko Nagurski and Baby Face Zacharias in Los Angeles. It states that "wise money" figures the latter a 6 to 5 choice. Heavy type announces Smith as one of Nagurski's seconds, and Ernie claims the credit. Ernie's "estate and inheritance tax analysis business", to say nothing of his life insurance business, is being oiled so that it will run smoothly if he elects to play (and he probably will) another year of pro football. By his own admission his "grind" consists of "taking clients trout fishing a couple of times a week, and taking them to the beach another couple of days." And he manages to squeeze in a little time to act as chairman of the polo and equestrian committee of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce. Never a minute to himself. In a postscript, Ernie announces his weight at 223 and says that he is "anticipating a good year."...Condition seems to be the byword of the boys on the west coast, which must be music to the ears of Lambeau. From Taft, Calif., Russ Letlow reports a weight of 220 pounds "and hard as a rock". That latter isn't hard to believe, as Tarzan White of the New York Giants will testify. Russ' activities do not parallel Smith's very closely. He has been working in the oil fields, and playing baseball on the side to keep in shape. He says that he's looking to an even greater season than the last one. That should be very close to the ultimate. He wasn't far from the tops in the guard business last year (sentimental not the California Chamber of Commerce won't like: Russ misses Green Bay). ..Lyle Sturgeon has been driving a bus in Fargo, N.D. Paul Miller, working at Wausau, visited Green Bay last week. The football season can't roll around fast enough to suit him. Tiny Engebretsen is enmeshed in the retirement rumor. Maybe so, but seeing (and seeing only) is believing. Another month will tell more about those things.


JUN 25 (Green Bay) - Jimmy Crowley of New York City and Jimmy Crowley of Green Bay, Wis...Jimmy Crowley, last fall's guest star on Kate Smith's radio programs, and Jimmy Crowley, small town boy back to visit his mother...Jimmy Crowley in any surrounding remains the same fellow. Coach at Fordham university and acknowledged one of the country's leading authorities on football, he was just another East high alumnus as he sat in a second floor room at the Hotel Northland Friday afternoon and asked how things looked for Tom Hearden's team next year. Many persons have the faculty of selling themselves. A number have left small cities, become successful, and by the very weight of their importance have demanded respect on triumphant marches back to the old hometown. Crowley fits neither of these categories. He is a six and a one on the dice - a natural...LISTENER AS WELL AS TALKER: Man (women will have to speak for themselves) like Crowley because he doesn't lose track of himself in a sense of personal importance, because he hasn't lost interest in the little things that are important to so many other people, because he is a good listener as well as an engaging talker, and because he has a sense of humor that probably would assure his sense in almost any chosen field even if he knew absolutely nothing about football. His curiosity about things and people in Green Bay momentarily satisfied, and with his close friend, John Brogan, postmaster, comfortably seated in a chair across from him. Crowley discussed the football situation at Fordham. Getting him to talk about himself requires a major operation. He gave the usual coach's answer to the usual reporter's questions about prospects for next season by announcing them as fair. Five regulars will be lost to the line and only two regular backs return. Boys interested in betting may bear this in mind when they think over the Rams' schedule next year. It includes South Carolina, Oregon, Purdue, Pittsburgh, St. Mary's of California, North Carolina and New York U. But those wagering sportsmen probably will recall the Crowley record at Michigan State and his more recent seasons at the New York school and shoot the works. Last year Fordham beat everybody on its schedule but Pittsburgh which it played to a scoreless tie - the third between the teams in as many years. South Carolina and Oregon were not among last year's opponents, but Texas Christian was...LOCKE SHOULD MAKE GOOD: Professional football was mentioned and John Locke, the Fordham fullback signed by the Packers was brought into the conversation. "He should make the grade," said the man who has coached him for the past three years. And who should know better? "Locke is an outstanding line plunger and defensive player. He weighs 205 pounds, but isn't much more than 5 feet 9 inches tall," he continued, and then paused before he added, "The fellows on the team called him 'The Bull', but not because he threw it." Locke, who sounds like a prototype of Buckets Goldenberg, was sought by Potsy Clark of Brooklyn as well as by Lambeau. Alexander Wojciechowicz, the Rams' great center, probably will sign with Detroit. He was on the Lions' preferred list, but hadn't put his name to a contract at the time Crowley left New York two weeks ago. Barbatsky, on the Cardinals' preferred list, also is interested in pro ball, but Franco, selected by Cleveland, probably will turn to coaching. Brooklyn still is negotiating with Druze. Few college teams in the nation have many of their men sought after by the pro coaches.


JUN 27 (Green Bay) - Ivan W. (Tiny) Cahoon, West Green Bay High school athletic director and former Packer lineman, is the new Monmouth college athletic director. Cahoon announced Saturday that he had accepted a four-year contract at the Monmouth, Ill., college and would take over in September. He will succeed Herbert Hart, who resigned. A native of Baraboo, Wis., Cahoon graduated from Gonzaga university in Spokane, Wash., in 1920. He played tackle with the Green Bay Packers team for several years before accepting the football post at West De Pere High school. He left De Pere in 1934 to accept the Green Bay post. Cahoon coached football and track at West here. His 1934 track team won the state championship.


JUL 1 (De Pere) - When a trio of neighbors bring forth their mowers and cut the grass of a fellow citizen everyone would agree that they had done a kindly, neighborly act. Knowing the owner of the home where the grass was cut they might wonder, and try to ascertain a reason for the gesture of friendliness, especially if the owner was known to one and all as a robust athlete. Perhaps the owner was away, in which case the matter would be dismissed from the minds of those who might have thought of it. There might be some other reason, however, and there was another reason in the specific case about which this story deals. Arnold Herber, sensational passer of the Green Bay Packers, was the individual whose lawn was cut. He was away from home when the grass was cut, but not on a vacation trip. Illness, which developed unexpectedly and brought a high temperature, caused his removal to a Green Bay hospital. His condition is critical for a time, but he left the hospital a few days ago for home, 500 E. Erie street, and today was recovered sufficiently to turn his hand to lawn cutting, if required.


JUL 7 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers have been invited to do their pre-season training at the Arrowhead Country Club near Duluth, Minn., in a move to get five of the crack professional teams up in the Duluth area for the preliminary workouts. The promoters are also planning to stage a major golf tournament at the same period and they have extended invitations to about 20 of the leading sportswriters in the country to come to Duluth and give the gridders and golfer "the once over".


JUL 8 (Manitowoc Times-Herald) - There is a possibility that Andy Bershak, all-American end from North Carolina, may be seen in a Packer uniform this fall. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau has a trade hanging fire with Earl (Dutch) Clark, the Detroit mentor. The Packers grabbed Chuck Sweeney, stellar Notre Dame wingman, in the draft while Detroit gor Bershak the same way. Sweeney is not interested in the Green Bay proposition as he made connections with an oil company for a year around job and he figured he would not do any more footballing but it develops that one of the oil firm's executives is a director of the Detroit Lions and this has changed the picture...Cal Hubbard and Cy Casper, former Packers, are planning to run a professional team in St. Louis this fall...Russ Letlow has been playing semi-pro ball and working in the oil fields, weighs 220 pounds and is in the pink...Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, veteran Green Bay guard, is selling bonds at Peoria, Ill., but will return to Green Bay about August 15.


JUL 8 (Green Bay) - Cal Hubbard, the big league baseball umpire, and Cy Casper, both former Packer football players, are planning to run a professional team in St. Louis this fall and already are trying to book games with National league clubs. Several attempts have been made to put over "big time" football in the Mound City but the efforts fizzled out due to faulty promotion and a half dozen other reasons. Both Hubbard and Casper know the ins and outs of professional football and, if they get the necessary financial backing, St. Louis should have a good club on the gridiron.


JUL 10 (Columbus) - Major league baseball dignitaries are not the only ones watching the public's reaction toward night games. Officials of the NFL, and particularly Pres. Joe F. Carr, are vitally interested in the experiment. "I am inclined to believe the same as Will Harridge, president of the American Baseball league, that night games in major league football, as well as baseball, are inevitable," Carr said. "The trend toward night games in major league football is reflected in the fact that six National league championship games will be played under lights this season. The continuation of night football games, naturally, will depend on the public's reaction towards them. I do not think there ever will be a time when it will be practical for a team in our league to play an entire schedule of night games. I do believe it will be sensible procedure within the next two years for every team to play three of their 11 championship games under lights" Favorable reaction toward night games would solve one of the problems which now confronts professional football, as it would enable the National league to speed up its schedule. This would make it possible to dispose of the annual playoff for the world's champions, involving the Eastern and Western winners, on or before Thanksgiving Day. It is a matter of record that the last four playoffs, which have been contested in December, were played under conditions that were not favorable to either spectators or players. Most of the NFL teams play their games in major league baseball parks and, under the present setup, are unable to start their home season until the baseball team moves out. Night football would eliminate this annoying state of affairs as a lighting system would make it possible for a baseball game to be played in the afternoon and a football game at night on the same field, provided the field is dry. The use of white sand for marking a football field, instead of line, makes the elimination of gridiron markings a quick and simple task. Football cleats, experiments have shown, do not injured a baseball playing surface, unless the turf is wet. The Chicago Cardinals will appear in four of the six night league games scheduled this year. The Redbirds will open their season Sunday September 11 by engaging the Chicago Bears at Soldier field, Chicago. They will also play the Rams under lights at Cleveland September 17, the Green Bay Packers at Buffalo September 28, and the Philadelphia Eagles at Erie, Pa., October 26. The Eagles will meet the Pittsburgh Pirates in another night game at Buffalo September 14, and the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh will tangle in the sixth night game at Brooklyn September 23.



JUL 14 (Green Bay) - Charles (Ookie) Miller, one of the best known centers in professional football, a veteran of the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Rams, has been traded by Cleveland to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for Lou Gordon, giant tackle, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. It is expected that Gordon will be traded by the Rams to the Bears, completing a three-cornered deal. Gordon has obtained a teaching position at Lane Technical high school in Chicago, and wants to play with a Chicago eleven. Miller is a former Purdue center who starred for three seasons in the Big Ten, and appeared in the same East-West game as Clarke Hinkle and Milt Gantenbein. He always has played hard football against the Packers, and is regarded as one of the most dependable men at his position in the National league. Ookie weighs 210 pounds, and at present is employed by Swift and Company out of Akron, Ohio. Lambeau communicated with him by telephone late yesterday and received his acceptance of terms...SHOULD FIT WELL: "Miller should fit well into the Packer system," Lambeau commented today. "He was the toughest center we played against last year." Miller is the 16th Packer to agree to terms for the 1938 season.


JUL 14 (Green Bay) - Last April Fool's day this column, in a misplaced attempt at facetiousness, announced the signing of a gigantic football player by the Green Bay Packers - a player whom, because of his oversized dimensions, was so much a freak that his very size belied the truthfulness of the announcement. Funny things happen in journalism, and the story, picked up, was reprinted in a flock of newspapers. To this day occasional letters arrive requesting more definite information concerning the huge Buster Johnson of the University of Georgie, who was signed April 1 to perform with the Green Bay Packers. Had the innocent joke been delayed only a few days, and the facts slightly altered. Buster Johnson's creation might never have been necessary. For at the time the story was carried, Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers was conducting negotiations with one Buford (Baby) Ray, 278-pound Vanderbilt university lineman, and not many days in April passed before Lambeau announced the signing of this Southern conference strong boy. Ray, whose exploits have permeated his conference to the point where some of his feats appeared almost unbelievable, is one of the 1937 university seniors who hopes for a position on the All-America squad at Chicago. Up to the present time Packer fans have displayed little inclination to boost his chances with a few healthy votes, and you can regard this as a plea for assistance. Nick Miketinac, St. Norbert guard, is getting valuable assistance in his balloting campaign, and if he doesn't land on the All-America squad, at least he will benefit by widespread publicity. Ray is a player who not only might stand a good chance of making the squad, but who, like other giants of past All-Star games, might see considerable service against the Washington Redskins on the night of Aug. 31...There is one story about Ray which sounds like something clipped from a Paul Bunyan tale. It seems that Vanderbilt used a six-man style of defense, but so potent was the giant Baby that he was able to play two positions, left tackle and left end, upon defense, thus making it necessary to use only five actual players in the defensive wall. This may sound a bit exaggerated, but his fans swear to it. Anyway, his name has been placed on a Packer contract and Green Bay fans will have a chance to judge for themselves just how good he is. In the meantime, it might be a good idea to give the big guy a hand in the All Star balloting. Plenty of time remains before the vote closes, and there's a ballot close at hand on this sport sheet. It must be mighty nice for a football candidate to wander into town and find out that the citizens already have given him a lusty pat on the back.


JUL 15 (Green Bay) - Last Nov. 14 Coach Bert Bell of the Philadelphia Eagles paid off his players, and then relaxed in a second floor room at the Wisconsin hotel in Milwaukee. A football season had just ended for his team. From the win and loss standard, it was far from satisfied. The Eagles had just lost to the Green Bay Packers, 37 to 7, and that was only one of seven defeats suffered during the season. Only two games were won. One was tied. Bert, however, is not given to bitterness. The weaknesses in his team being obvious, he rather pointed to the bright spots. One of the brightest was Emmett Mortell, Appleton product and a nephew of Dr. G.J. Mortell of this city. Emmett, former University of Wisconsin gridder, had just completed his first year in the NFL, and Bert sang his praises to the sky...MEETS OLD FRIENDS: Home at Appleton on vacation, Mortell is a frequent Green Bay visitor. This week he stopped in at the Press-Gazette to greet old friends, and talk football. No pessimism about next season's prospects marked the conversation of Emmett as he took charge of one of the director's chairs in the conference room of the newspaper office. He made no statements that will out him out on a limb if the team does not wind up near the top, but he does predict some appreciable improvements for the Eagles. When the Philadelphia team reports for practice July 25 it will have a personnel of about 60, about two-third of which will be new man, according to Mortell. All of the old men will be invited back, a practice which appears to be general with league coaches. Making the grade is entirely up to them...LIKES DAVE SMUKLER: Of the veterans Emmett speaks most highly of Dave Smukler, the former Temple university back, and Jim Carter, the end who scored the Eagles' lone touchdown against the Packers at State Fair park. Carter, he says, is the most underrated man in the game. In that contention he reiterates the words of Bill Hewitt and Coach Bell, both of whom claimed last fall that with a first division club Carter could not have missed all-league selection. Mortell himself will return to the backfield post that some days is called left halfback and on others quarterback when the squad exchanges mufti for sweat suits. Incidentally, the Eagles' early practice date made Mortell miss a season of baseball, his second favorite sport. Reason for that date is the all-star game in which the Eagles participate Aug. 24. Leo Katalinas, Catholic university tackle, and John Lock, Fordham fullback, both of whom are in the Packer fold, will be in the starting lineup against Philadelphia that day. Lock received the third highest vote total of any position on the all-star eleven...TOUGHEST OF SEASON: Opinions go hand in hand with human nature, and in looking back over his National league baptism Mortell picks Green Bay as Philadelphia's toughest opponent of last season. The score, which indicated the Eagles' worst walloping of the year, he gave as reason enough for that selection. As far as the individuals are concerned, Emmett is not so partial to the Packers - or to any of the Western division teams for that matter. Without hesitation he picked Clarke Hinkle as the best fullback he opposed, and counts Buckets Goldenberg and Tiny Engebretsen among the best guards Bell's team ran into. Milt Gantenbein, he figured, still stood head and shoulders above the mill run of ends. For the rest, he looked to other fields. Wayne Milner, end, Ike Kawal, and Olson, guard, he picked from the Washington lineup as outstanding. His views, he explained, only regarded the individuals' play against Philadelphia. Tony Blazine of the Chicago Cardinals and Turk Edwards of Washington both had unequaled days at tackle when they opposed the Eagles, from Emmett's viewpoint, and for at least one day's play he compared Ceisk, former Alabama guard now with Brooklyn, with the inimitable Michalske as to style...OTHER GOOD BACKS: Emmett recalled four backs besides Hinkle who turned in good performances against his outfit. They are Hank Soar of the Giants, Cliff Battles and Sammy Baugh of the Redskins, and George Grosvenor of the Cardinals. Neither Grosvernor nor Battles will be playing in the coming season. Cliff Battles is Emmett's selection as the most outstanding single back he played against last year, although he claims that with protection Dave Smukler would show the league a lot about all the departments of backfield play including forward passing. Smukler and Mortell both have been working with the Pennsylvania State highway department. Hewitt, who will play again next fall, is working for the Atlantic Refining company, a large gasoline firm. Emmett regards Johnny Blood's Pirates as the finest outfit in the east - on paper - but looks to New York for the division title. And as for the West: "Let somebody who plays in this part of the country pick the champion," he says.


JUL 15 (Green Bay) - Packer football fans, after glancing over the National league schedule for this coming fall, are well satisfied with the dates assigned to Coach E.L. Lambeau's squad. Green Bay is booked for four games at home, two in Milwaukee and five on gridirons outside Badergdom. Aside from the home and home series with the four other Western Division clubs the Packers tangle with Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and New York of the Eastern division. There is only one night game on the Packer schedule - September 28 with the Chicago Cardinals in the new two-million dollar stadium at Buffalo, N.Y. 


JUL 16 (Green Bay) - Carl Hinkle, the All-America center from Vanderbilt university, who was on the Philadelphia preferred list, will be playing professional football after all. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers, who attempted a swap with Bert Bell for rights to him, has received word that the southerner definitely will enter the United States Military Academy at West Point. Hinkle had turned down a contract with the Eagles, but expressed interest in playing with the Packers...Phil Ragazzo, the Western Reserve tackle signed by the Packers, was part of the deal with the Rams that sends Ookie Miller to Green Bay, thus Ragazzo remains right in Cleveland without ever appearing in a Packer uniform, although he was on the original Green Bay preferred list and signed a contract. A week before the trade with the Rams was announced, Lou Gordon dropped a letter to the writer stating that it would be impossible for him to play football for Green Bay this autumn as he is teaching in the Chicago high schools. He says, "It sure was a pleasure to represent the Packers the last two seasons. I leave Green Bay with only the best wishes to all."...One of Ernie Smith's duties as chairman of the polo and equestrian committee of the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce was conducting the Los Angeles county contests for "California Outdoor Girl". The winner was sent to compete with the other county winners at the state rodeo at Salinas. The results haven't been received here, not has it been reported whether or not Ernie accompanied the girl to Salinas...Milan Creighton sends word of "three of the best passers to come out of college since Baugh in addition to Coffee". He doesn't mention any names, but it has been reliably reported that the Cardinal coach has signed up about three quarters of the southwest. Creighton continued work for his master's degree at the University of Arkansas during the second semester of the last school year. He was interested in Vernon Ellis, the St. Norbert back, who will try out with Washington, but didn't have room for him because of an unusual circumstance in pro league coaching. Milan says, "I have been fortunate in signing all the backs that I went after," which is something in the way of serving notice on the rest of the league.


JUL 19 (Manitowoc) - Lester (Ray) Chapman, Oklahoma university tackle 1934-35-36, who was snagged by the Packers in the 1937 NFL draft but refused to sign, is thinking about donning the cleats this fall...Fans are wondering what the Chicago Bears will do without Beattie Feathers and Bronko Nagurski this fall. Feathers was traded to Brooklyn and the big Nag is going around the world on a wrestling tour...Coach Curly Lambeau has just about given up hopes of inducing Adolph (Tar) Schwammel, man-mountain of tackle, to return to the Green Bay fold after a year's absence. Schwammel, in a recent letter to Lambeau, wrote that he had purchased a store...Ernie Smith, the Packers' goal-kicking tackle from California, has just about decided to play another season of professional football. Late last fall Smith said he was "through for good"...Newlywed Lou Gordon, veteran tackle, has informed Curly it will be impossible for him to get a leave of absence from his high school teaching post this fall. Gordon is working both Lambeau and Halas to get a job with the Bears.


JUL 20 (Green Bay) - From the tower atop the St. Norbert college gymnasium where the astronomy department has its telescope, the view extends several miles in all directions. In the surrounding area, which includes all of De Pere and much of the adjoining territory, some 7,000 or 8,000 persons make their homes. St. Norbert college itself has a student body numbering less than 300 men. Something more than 100 miles to the northeast is Hermansville, Mich., with a population of about 2,000. And do, at the first glance, it just doesn't make sense that Nick Miketinac of St. Norbert college and Hermansville, Mich., should have close to 50,000 votes for a berth on the all-star team that will oppose the Washington Redskins at Soldier field in Chicago Aug. 31. To top it all off, Nick played guard, the least colorful position in football. True he will be with the Green Bay Packer squad in this coming season, but aside from his coach and teammates, a comparatively few persons ever heard of the big fellow from Upper Michigan...EVERYONE IS BUSY: The answer to the vote question is to be found in De Pere, particularly on the west side of the river, where every business establishment along Main street, and the St. Norbert college campus, is dedicated to the proposition that Nick will overcome the small town and small college odds to make the all star squad. Within the last week another favorite son was added to the campaign in the person of Dick Beauregard, one time West De Pere high school star and St. Norbert freshman, who wound up playing varsity halfback at Gonzaga university in Spokane, Wash. Dick's name stimulated the drive, and with the same enthusiasm and thoroughness that has marked past efforts of Green Bay's closest neighbor's cousin is lending a hand to counting, sorting, mailing, soliciting and receiving ballots for the two gridders...CENTER OF ACTION: Ray Gevers' barber shop on the west side is pretty much the center of action. Ray and Roy Le Roy, his assistant, probably cast the two original votes for Miketinac. Then they started talking it up. Along with Dave Yuenger, St. Norbert publicity director, not more than a few hours elapsed before they found themselves crusading for a cause. And to hear them talk is to realize just how much time and energy they are putting into an effort to publicize the football ability of two individuals. Their rewards, like those of the many other workers who have climbed on the bandwagon, will be no more than the satisfaction of serving someone else if their goal is realized...ASKS FOR MORE: "Nothing to it," says Ray as he counts over a number of signed ballots. "Everybody on the street is helping. Take Frank Palmer, for example. He's 72 years old. One days he came in to vote for Nick. Then he took 25 ballots with him to take out to his friends. He came back with them signed, and asked for more. Since then, he is never without them. One day he walked out to his daughter's house - its 'way out' near the radio station - just to get her and her family to cast votes. And there are dozens like him." "Sure," chimes in Le Roy. "There were lots of ballots in circulation at the Greenleaf picnic. Hank Jacobs is busy working on all star ballots as he is in the butcher shop, and Sid Janssen has his grocery customers all voting.".


JUL 20 (Green Bay) - Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers has notified Buckets Goldenberg, guard and blocking back, and Swede Johnson, fullback, to report to the Packers instead of the Pittsburgh Pirates, to whom they had been traded. The Packers received draft rights to Pat McCarty, Notre Dame center, and Lou Midler, Minnesota tackle, in exchange for the two veterans. Terms of the deal made the trade condition on McCarty's and Midler's playing professional football. Both accepted high school coaching positions.


JUL 21 (Green Bay) - Old Sol, a name by which lodge brothers refer to the sun, was shining down in all his midsummer glory. Sprayers helped the turf fight off the effects of his rays, but they didn't provide much comfort to a dozen workers and watchers at the new Minahan Memorial Stadium on the lower De Pere road. South of the gridiron the steel stands under construction were a reminder that football days are ahead, but the heat quickly brought even the most imaginative back to reality, for the day at hand definitely was not meant for blocking and tackling. In fact, everything about the weather suggested swimming, but the heavily tanned 200-pounder in the center of the playing field answered that temptation with: "Naw...I haven't done much swimming this summer...Curly wouldn't like it. Besides, I have plenty of work to do here." The Curly whose opinion he regarded so highly was Earl L. Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, and the reason for adherence is that of Nick Miketinac, erstwhile St. Norbert college guard, candidate for a Packer berth, and all-star grid favorite of northwestern Wisconsin, upper Michigan, and scattered points in all directions...WATCHES GRID POLL Nick is working on the stadium and keeping an eye on the all-star poll which still has him puzzled although he greatly desires a chance with the collegiate stars at Chicago. "I still don't know how it all happened," he said as he mopped the perspiration from his brow and cast a menacing look at Old Sol, thereby proving himself to be a member of another lodge. (A later reference to the sun and its heat proved that in Nick's club they call him by another name.) He placed a pith helmet back on his head and continued: "I was at home when it all started. I guess everybody in town joined in to vote for me after the gang started it in West De Pere."...WANTS HIS CHANCE: Pausing as if still trying to appreciate the full significance of this gesture of 50,000 football fans, he thought for a minute and then said, "You know, I'd like to get down there mainly to see just how good those All-Americans are. It would give me a swell chance to see what I am going to be up against this fall." And therein lies the Miketinac reaction to the greatest support ever tendered an athlete for all-star participation by this sporting community and its environs. There is no danger of Nick's head outgrowing that pith helmet because of the tribute being paid him. He sees it as a possible means to furthering his football education...a chance to better equip him for that chance with the Packers. "It's funny,: he went on, "but I was afraid that I wouldn't even be able to make the college team. It took Jack Kleimola, my high school coach, two years at school and the best part of one summer to convince me I could make the grade. I figured the fellows from the bigger high schools must be that much better. I found out that it doesn't turn out that way all the time."...LIKE SMALLER SCHOOLS: Nick expressed the hope that in the pro ranks the same relationship to small schools would hold true. He was reminded of some of the post-graduate stars who came up from the little colleges, and of the respect Lambeau, George Halas of the Bears, and others hold for the lesser known schools as training grounds for future greats. "We really had our troubles at Hermansville (Mich.) high," he said after sounding the praises of both Kleimola and his later coach, Mickey McCormick of St. Norbert. "Only about 110 kids went to the school. Between 15 and 17 would report for football, and injuring four of them one year meant cutting the season short. There was no recognition by the way of all-conference teams. In fact we weren't in a conference, and the newspapers took no notice of our efforts. That's another reason it means so much to me to have all these people plugging for me to make the all-star team."...STAYS IN DE PERE: Sol (after such close association with him it appears permissible to drop the "Sol") has moved along a westerly course as is his habit, and Nick prepared to complete his work and return to the Rupiper boarding hose on Grant street in West De Pere, where he is rooming for the summer with John Nagy of Gary, Ind., St. Norbert freshman star of last year who also is a stadium worker. Another thought found words in parting. "Gosh," he mused. "It would be awful to have all those people send me down there just to learn I was a chump."


JUL 22 (Green Bay) - Champ Seibold, for four years a member of the Green Bay Packers professional football team, has signed his contract for 1938, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. His singing brings the growing Packer squad roster to 18. Seibold is the first veteran Packer to return, as Coach Lambeau's efforts to date have been directed principally at lining up new talent. Champ - that's his real name - is a native of Oshkosh, where he attended high school. He starred on the high school football team, and also performed well in track, setting a Fox River Valley conference discus record which still stands. In 1931 he tosses the platter 129 feet 3/4 inches, and the mark hasn't been broken since. After graduating from Oshkosh high Seibold attended Ripon college and the University of Wisconsin, attending the latter institution for one year. Since that time his record has been one of steady advancement in professional football...SERVICES ARE VALUABLE: He never has been regarded as a first string tackle, being for a time a reserve to Cal Hubbard and for the past two seasons an understudy to the reliable Ernie Smith. As such, his services have been valuable, for he is capable of playing a terrific speed for short sustained periods, giving the more experienced men time to recuperate. Seibold is one of the most perfectly built men in pro football. Weighing 235 pounds and standing four inches over six feet, he is excellently proportioned and possessed remarkable strength. At the present time he is employed at Oshkosh.



JUL 23 (Green Bay) - Packer fans might be expected to hold their breaths today with the announced that Bill Smith, end, has signed a Green Bay contract. But it isn't the Bill Smith of the Chicago Cardinals, who has made such a nuisance of himself in NFL competition. This Bill Smith, a big, husky youngster with three years of varsity experience just behind him, hails from Marshall college and lives in Huntington, W.V. He weighs 215 pounds and stands two inches above six feet in height...BOOSTED BY SPEARS: Smith comes to Green Bay highly recommended by Coach C.W. Spears of Toledo university, with whom Coach E.L. Lambeau has kept in contact. Last December Lambeau wrote Smith, offering a contract, but the Marshall wingman was not interested. Recently he wrote back that he had changed his mind, and his signed contract arrived this week. Smith will appear with the Eastern College All Stars against the Philadelphia Eagles next month, in the same lineup with two other prospective Packers, Leo Katalinas of Catholic and John Lock of Fordham. Eighteen Packers now are ready to go for the 1938 season.


JUL 23 (Marinette, WI) - Mayor Richard P. (Jab) Murray has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for attorney general. Murray is serving his sixth term as mayor. He was city attorney for eight years. Murray is a former football player, having starred with Marquette university teams and with the Green Bay Packers.


JUL 25 (Green Bay) - Paul Miller, popular and shifty halfback of South Dakota State, who supplies the chief element of speed to the Green Bay Packer backfield, will be back in uniform next month, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Miller's signed contract has been received by Lambeau. The Packer coach expects Paul to have his greatest season. He has gained 12 pounds without sacrificing any of his fleetness, and with two years of professional experience behind him, is likely to be in for a banner year. Miller starred for three years at South Dakota State, Brookings, S.D. He now weighs about 180 pounds, and is five feet 11 inches high. While in school he led his Jackrabbits to a victory over the University of Wisconsin, the most notable achievement in South Dakota State's history...STATE PLAYS HERE: He is extremely to his college, and was instrumental in the negotiations which placed State on the St. Norbert college schedule this fall. Miller is unmarried, and at present is employed at Wausau. He is the 19th Packer to sign his 1938 contract, and more are expected daily.


JUL 26 (Green Bay) - A Packers, who saw limited duty last fall but who is slated for a more energetic season in 1938, is Lyle Sturgeon, giant North Dakota State graduate, whose signed contract has been received by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Sturgeon had trouble breaking in with the Packers last fall because he attempted to play right tackle, after a varsity career spent on the left side of the line. Green Bay was well fortified at left tackle in 1937, but Coach Lambeau wasn't certain that his right tackles would fill the bill, so he switched Sturgeon to that post. The change wasn't very satisfactory, and Sturgeon didn't display much class until late in the season, when he was used again at left tackle and looked impressive. He'll remain at that position this year, and is slated for more extensive service. Lyle, who weighs around 240 pounds, attended North Dakota State for three season. The school is located at Fargo, N.D., and Sturgeon's hometown is across the river at Moorhead, Minn. He played in the East-West game at San Francisco Jan. 1, 1937, where his play caught Lambeau's eye...LIVES AT MOORHEAD: Since last football season Sturgeon has remained at Moorhead with Mrs. Sturgeon and their two-old daughter. He'll head eastward next month, ready to report to the Packers. Twenty members of the team are now set for the approaching season.


JUL 27 (Chicago) - Two westerners, two southerners, an easterner and six from the middle west - that was the public's choice of a collegiate starting eleven to face the professional Washington Redskins in the fifth annual All-Star football game Aug. 31 at Soldier field. Fifty-seven other players will receive invitations to join the squad. The All-Star's present standing is one win, one loss and two ties against professional champions. Training will pen Aug. 12 at Northwestern university and continue 19 days. Tops among the vote getters this year was Chuck Sweeney, the Notre Dame ball hawk who polled 1,538,642, bettering the previous high of 1,104,372 established by Sam Francis of Nebraska last year. The poll is sponsored annually by the Chicago Tribune and 150 associated newspapers. Profits got to Chicago charities. 


JUL 27 (Green Bay) - Announcement that Joe Laws of Iowa, veteran right halfback and field general, has signed his 1938 contract with the Green Bay Packers was made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Laws is the 21st Packer to come to terms. The chesty, hard-driving stocky Laws has seen four years of experience in the NFL, and has been tested against every club in the circuit. Possessed with keen football sense, his quarterbacking last season probably was more instrumental in Green Bay's victories than many fans realized...BRINGS BACK KICKS: Laws is particularly effective in running back punts, is a fair passer, and Coach Lambeau regards him as one of the best signal callers on the squad. He was voted the most valuable player in the Western conference during his Big Ten days at Iowa. His home is at Colfax, where he lives with Mrs. Laws and one child. Joe measures some five feet nine inches in height, and weighs around 185 pounds. Laws' contract brings up to date the list of Packers who have signed for 1938 service but Coach Lambeau expects other contracts to arrive late today or tomorrow.


JUL 27 (Green Bay) - "But watch Cleveland" Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers had been discussing the forthcoming season's possibilities of the teams in the NFL - especially those in the Western division. "The Bears will be tough as usual, and the Cardinals should be stronger, but watch Cleveland." From the office on the fourth floor of the Northern building where the coach holds forth, a crew of men could be seen rebuilding the curbing preparatory to laying new pavement. Lambeau drew an analogy. "That's what Hugo Bezdek, Buzz Wetzel and the others have been doing at Cleveland," he said, pointing to the workers. "They are starting at the bottom and rebuilding with the best material they could find...and boy, they found it."...SOUNDS LIKE ZOLL: This sounded more like Dick Zoll, Green Bay's contribution to the Cleveland lineup, than the man


who runs the team that walloped the Rams decisively on consecutive Sundays last year. "I saw Corbett Davis perform in the East-West game on the coast New Year's Day," he continued. "When the Rams got him they signed the pick of this year's college crop...I've said that before, and I repeat it. Davis is going to make the fans forget a lot of the boys who have been collecting bouquets these past few years." But one man...after all, the NFL is no one man show. Despite the obvious earnestness of the man's speech, and the admission that he is an expert in his field, some doubt still remained...MORE THAN ONE: "One man...Who said anything about one man?" It was a warm, sticky sort of day, but the coach was becoming impatient, and his words stirred a little breeze. "Marcel Chesbro, the Colgate tackle, was out there opening up holes for Davis in that New Years' game, and he was a honey on the defense," Curly stopped only to get his breath. "Than there's Joe Routt, the guard from Texas, and Louis Tsoutouvas, the Stanford center. Both are signed. Does that sound like they mean business?" A slight tie-up in traffic in front of the post office, directly across from Curly's office, distracted both speaker and listener for a minute, but no longer....40 TO BE READY: "Bezdek's going to have 50 of them out there for practice next month, and he'll have at least 40 all set to meet us here Sept. 11." He stopped suddenly, then started in the same manner. "You know who he has to team up at tackle with Chesbro? Nobody but Vic Markov, the all-American from Washington. Markov took his teammate, Bud Erickson, one of the greatest centers on the coast, right along with him. With both Erickson and Tsoutouvas signed, it's no wonder he parted with Ookie Miller." The thing was beginning to get interesting. Routt and Markov all are leading at their respective positions in the all-star poll for the team to meet the Washington Redskins at Chicago. Davis was second for his...LITTLEFIELD IS SIGNED: "That isn't all. To relieve Davis, Bezdek has signed Carl Littlefield, the Washington State fullback who starred for the West in that San Francisco fame. And then there is James Benton, all-American end from Arkansas, and Al Hoptowit of Washington State, another guard. Both were starters for the West." He stopped, possibly to let those names sink in, possibly too because he knew his point had been made. In either case Lambeau was correct. His listener was convinced. The names whirled through his mind, then settled to make the desired impression. Benton is another who is high in the all-star balloting. The other coaches with teams already established may look to the minor league for additions, but no on can deny the quality of the material going into the Rams' foundation. "Remember September 11 and watch Cleveland," Curly concluded after a brief silence. But on that date he and everyone else in the stands at Packer stadium will be giving most of their attention to the Packers. However, it does look as if there is going to be a ball game.


JUL 27 (New York) - The team with the best forward passer in all probability will be the winner of the NFL championship if history repeats during the season which gets underway early next September. For the last two years the championship has gone to the team possessing the leading passer of the pro grid circuit. So closely matched are the ten rivals of the major grid circuit now that the added effectiveness of a passing genius generally turns the tide. Two years ago it was Arnold (Flash) Herber, black-haired Green Bay tosser, who set a new yardage record for aerials and showed the way for the Packers to garner the Ed Thorp Memorial trophy emblematic of the league title. Last fall Sammy Baugh flashed across the pro grid horizon to lead the Washington Redskins to their first title as he set a new mark by completing 81 passes and gained 1,127 yards on these completed tosses. Herber still holds the circuit mark of 1,239 yards but that total was made in 12 games as against Baugh's yardage total for 11 encounters. That is why the coaches of the circuit give particular attention to any collegian prospect


who shows signs of developing passing genius. Milan Creighton of the Chicago Cardinals is heartened at his prospects for the 1938 campaign mainly by the acquisition of the two best tossers in the Southwest conference, the same conference that sent Baugh up the year before. Jack Robbins and Dwight Sloan of Arkansas' championship eleven, are both line up to join the Cards and that will make a big difference in the Chicago eleven...UP WITH LEADERS: Bernie Masterson was right up with the leaders in passing last fall and so was his team, the Chicago Bears. The Detroit Lions always have stressed the running game and seem to be the exception but the few passes they throw show a high percentage of completions. New York kept in the Eastern race last fall and in the Giants backfield was Ed Danowski, who passing record is truly remarkable. The former Fordhamite in three and one-half seasons of league competition has a 48.3 average, making good on 185 out of 383 attempts and has had but 27 of his tosses intercepted. All of which seems to bear out the theory that a team without an outstanding passer stands little of grabbing off top honors.


JUL 27 (Green Bay) - Wisconsin's entry in the National Professional football league, the Green Bay Packers, will play a game against the Cedar Rapids Crushers, of the Northwestern league on Monday September 5 in Ironwood. The game is being sponsored by the Holy Trinity Sports club of Ironwood, all profits going toward the promotion of sports in that city. The Packers will have their regular squad at Ironwood for the game - the Cedar Rapids outfit "loading up" slightly with members of the St. Louis Gunners pro squad. The Crushers have University of Iowa and Ohio Wesleyan stars in their lineup - including one of the Simmons boys. The Simmons playing with the Crushers is a former Iowa university player, but sponsors of the game were not sure that it was Ozzie Simmons, Iowa's great colored back of a few years ago. Added features of the game will see two bands - Ironwood and the Bessemer high school - and the American Legion drum corps of Ironwood in action.


JUL 28 (Green Bay) - A veteran end returning for his third season was assured the Green Bay Packers today when Coach E.L. Lambeau announced the signing of Bernard Scherer, Nebraska, for 1938. Last season Scherer and Gantenbein did the work at right end for the Packers, and the former Cornhusker saw a lot of action. He is an expert pass receiver, and is built beautifully for his position, standing an inch over six feet and weighing close to 190 pounds. Scherer is very tough and rarely has been injured. He was available to the Packers last season on practically every occasion when he was needed. Bernie lived at Dallas, S.D., and played on several of Nebraska's toughest teams, along with George Henry Sauer and Harrison (Sam) Francis. When he isn't playing football, he usually can be found on the nearest golf course and he was a familiar sight on Green Bay links last fall...23 NOW SIGNED: Scherer is unmarried. His signing brings the rapidly expanding Green Bay squad to 23, with more contracts anticipated daily.


JUL 28 (Green Bay) - Stockholders of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will meet at the assembly room of the Brown County courthouse Friday night at 8 o'clock for their annual business session. A feature of the meeting will be an informal discussion of the approaching football season, its prospects, and new Packer players by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Directors and executive board officers to serve until July, 1939, will be elected, and the latter group in turn will name the officers - president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Routine business will also be transacted.



JUL 30 (Green Bay) - There's a full head of steam and the throttle is open for the 1938 football season of the Green Bay Packers. At a corporation meeting last night, held at the Brown County courthouse assembly room, stockholders transacted their annual business, elected officers and directors, and heard Coach E.L. Lambeau discuss in brief his prospects for the coming season. Leland H. Joannes was reelected president of Green Bay Packers, Inc., with Fred C. Leicht as vice president, Frank Jonet

as treasurer and George W. Calhoun as secretary. A board of directors and executive board also were chosen. Lambeau announced officially the opening of practice here Aug. 20, the scheduling of an exhibition game against Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at Ironwood, Mich., Labor day, Sept. 5; and his plan to stage an exhibition intra-squad contest at City stadium Friday, Sept. 2. Favorable progress was reported on the season ticket sales campaign, headed by Sales Director E.A. Spachmann, and fans were reminded that they can save one dollar by purchasing their seats by the season, instead of on a game-by-game basis. The treasurer's report, read by Frank J. Jonet, revealed a favorable balance for the corporation's 1937 season. The Packers will start play in 1938 "in the black". President Joannes presented a sketch of the new stadium setup, and explained its alterations to the stockholders...HAVE FINE STADIUM: "We'll be able to seat 22,355, and we'll have a setup as convenient and comfortable as any in the league," he explained. The following directors were named for the coming year: L.H. Joannes, Fred Leicht, H.J. Bero, Gerald Clifford, Fred Cobb, E.R. Fisher, Dr. W.W. Kelly, Leslie J. Kelly, Harvey J. Lhost, Charles Mathys, John D. Moffat, John E. Paeps, Milan Boex, Gus Reimer, Ed Schuster, Arthur Schumacher, Edward A. Bedore, Frank Walker, A.B. Turnbull, and H.G. Wintgens. Lambeau presented an optimistically qualified preview of the 1938 season, in which, he said, the Packer fans have every reason to believe that their team will perform up to its customarily high standard...ALREADY IN CELLAR: "Some people have us in the cellar already," he commented. "I've heard nothing but bad news so far, but personally I can't see it that way. I think our prospects are highly encouraging. We have hand-picked our new men for the coming season, and we expect 23 of them to report on or before Aug. 20, the date when practice opens officially. I think we shall be stronger in every department of the game and at every position except center, where we lost both George and Bud Svendsen."...TACKLES LOOK BETTER: "We'll be just as strong at guards, stronger at the tackles, and at ends we shall have the same men who played last year, plus four new, promising former college players. Our backfield should be one of the best in our history. We never have had a real triple threat halfback - one who was an exceptional runner, kicker and passer. But with both Cecil Isbell of Purdue and Andy Uram of Minnesota - who I expect to sign - we'll have a pair of the most versatile men in football. They really are dangerous. They break up ball games. Six men will report at center. I expect Darrell Lester to return, and I believe the trade with Cleveland which gave us Ookie Miller will aid ups materially at that position. Our players always have found Miller exceedingly tough. Zeke Hunt, who played with the New York Yankees last year, and Gil Kuhn, a rugged Southern California boy, are two prospects who look very good in advance. Roy Schoemann, the Marquette center, may come through. If only two of our six centers look good, the picture will be encouraging. Perhaps Richard Anderson, the Iowa center, will be our man...NEED RIGHT ATTITUDE: "If the veterans report with the right mental attitude, I think we'll be set for a good season. Our new material is the best we ever have had. Marty Schreyer, Purdue; Buford Ray, Vanderbilt;; Fritz Borak, Creighton; Isbell and Uram are men who should make the pro football grade immediately. John Howell of Nebraska is on our draft list, but is unsigned. He should make us a natural field general. He weighs 190 pounds, according to George Henry Sauer, and at Nebraska he called signals, passed and punted from the right halfback position. This makes him a natural for our system. Ten Packer veterans have returned their 1938 contracts unsigned. We're still made about that All Star game last year. We won't be happy until we get back there again and make things different." Lambeau also commented favorably upon the appearance of John Lock, Fordham center; Leo Katalinas, Catholic tackle; Bill Smith, Marshall end, and Nick Miketinac, St. Norbert tackle - "men most likely to make the grade."


JUL 30 (Green Bay) - An atmosphere of satisfaction and anticipation, not unprecedented but certainly present to a more marked degree than ever before, hung over the stockholders' meeting of Green Bay Packers, Inc., as that collective group met at the Brown county courthouse last night. Everyone seemed to be thinking to himself - "Everything's gonna be all right." Coach Curly Lambeau assured the stockholders that the 1938 team will be tough. The books showed a favorable balance, on the black side of the ledger. The fine new addition to the stadium is completed, and paid for. A husky, ambitious crowd of recruits will be pouring into the city within a few weeks, ready to battle the veterans for regular work as Packers. In short, the season is approaching. The Packers will have the finest practice field in their history this year. The new field has been sodded and fenced in, so that when the coach wants a really secret practice session, he can have it. Curly didn't say so during the All Star poll, which he regarded as highly favorable publicity for the young St. Norbert star, but he was glad, in a way, that Nick Miketinac didn't land a place on the Chicago squad. "Now we'll have him from Aug. 15 on, and we'll be able to start him immediately in our system. The All Star game is an experience which I would not want him to miss, for his own sake, but I believe that he'll derive a lot more good out of breaking in without delay on the Packer squad." The Pat McCurty-Ray King deal is off, so Buckets Goldenberg reverts to the Packers, and Curly expects him to play here again this fall. Curly offered McCurty, the Notre Dame center, twice the amount he will receive for a coaching job, but Pat turned it down. King wants a lot more money than Lambeau thinks he is worth. And that brings us to the holdout problem. Time was when not much was said about the Packer holdouts, until finally they set it on the dotted line, but the Packers are big league stuff today, and fans are anxious to know who has signed and who hasn't. People often ask, "Well, how many Packers have signed up so far? How many names are you holding for release?" We aren't holding any, as Lambeau has about 10 holdouts on his hands. He expects to iron out every one of them before the first official practice Aug. 20. The players are expected to report informally on the 15th. The $15,000 offer made Whizzer White and the top-heavy figures quoted for Sammy Baugh, may have thrown some of the men off balance, Curly thinks. "The Packers can't pay for publicity or gate attractions," he said last night. "We have to sign our men for their playing ability, in the belief that our fans come not to see one or two highly rated individuals, but to see the Packers."



JUL 30 (Green Bay) - Forty-three of the 67 players selected as members of the graduated college All Star football team, which will play the Washington Redskins, world's professional champions, in the annual pre-season classic at Soldier field, Chicago, Wednesday night, Aug. 31, have been drafted by, or are under contract to NFL teams. Thus, the judgment of upwards of 6,000,000 fans, who participated in the nationwide poll to select the squad, concurred with that of National league coaches. The poll, conducted by the Chicago Tribune, with more than 150 other papers cooperating, selected 40 players who were drafted by National league teams last December. Three other players, Ed Lesnick, Illinois Normal center, Al Blackaby, Butler center, and Felix Dixon, Boston back, did not figure in the draft, but they since have been signed by league teams...PLACES EIGHT MEN: Cleveland led the league in placing men on the All Star squad, with eight. The Chicago Cardinals were next in line with six. Every league team is represented on the squad. Oddly enough, only one Washington rookie, Andy Farkas of Detroit U., was selected for All Star duty. Corby Davis, Indiana fullback; Jim Benton, Arkansas end; Joe Routt, Texas A. and M. guard; Vic Markov, Washington tackle; Al Hoptowit, Washington State

guard; Vic Spadaccini, Minnesota back; Fritz Nebel, Xavier center, and Jim McDonald, Ohio State back, are the Cleveland draftees who landed on the squad...ELECTED TO SQUAD: Jack Robbins, Arkansas back; Milt Popovich, Montana back; Al Barabrtsky, Fordham tackle; Phil Dougherty, Santa Clara center; Frank Patrick, Pittsburgh back, and Lesnick were the six Cardinal recruits who gained the distinction of being elected to the squad. The Brooklyn Dodgers and Green Bay Packers each landed five men on the squad. Joe Kilgrow, Alabama back; Frank Kinard, Mississippi tackle; Perry Schwartz, California end; Leroy Monsky, Alabama guard and Dixon were the Dodger freshmen selected. The Packers landed Cecil Isbell, Purdue back; Marty Schreyer, Purdue tackle; Chuck Sweeney, Notre Dame end; Andy Uram, Minnesota back, and Johnny Kovatch, Northwestern end, on the team. Uram, Isbell, Schreyer and Sweeney have been named to the starting lineup of the All Stars.


AUG 1 (Green Bay) - Wallace (Bud) Jorgenson, property man for the Green Bay Packers, resumed his duties today by beginning to check over equipment for issuance to Packer players when they report August 20. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau's squad gets its first taste of action September 5, Labor Day, in an exhibition game at Ironwood, Mich. Lambeau declared he was worrying about the game already, since he won't have his entire squad until about September 1. A number of his new players will participate in the All-Star game at Soldiers Field, Chicago, August 31. Richard (Red) Smith, assistance coach will turn from baseball to football with the opening of the season. Smith manages the Hopkinsville, Ky., farm club of the Milwaukee Brewers, but has a contract which permits him to be on hand when football practice starts. The Packers announced the signing of four of last year's veterans, swelling the total under contract to 23. The veterans are Joe laws, signal calling halfback; Lyle Sturgeon, tackle; Bernard Scherer, end, and Paul Miller, halfback.



AUG 2 (Green Bay) - With the official opening of practice two weeks in the future, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers  today announced the signing of Eddie Brett, former Pittsburgh end, and scanned his Packer holdout list in anticipation of the final battle to reach terms with all his men. Brett, a former Washington State wingman, who weighs 200 pounds and stands one inch over six feet, became the 24th Packer to sign his contract for 1938. Lambeau expects him to bolster considerably the Green Bay wing corps, as Eastern experts ranked him last season as the best end on the Pirate squad. He comes to Green Bay in a deal involving Walter Bartanen, giant tackle, who was traded to Coach Johnny Blood by Coach Lambeau. Here is the Packer squad situation to date: Twenty-four men, including 18 new players and five veterans, have signed their contracts. Eleven veteran Packers definitely are listed as holdouts, having returned their contracts unsigned. Four veterans, sent contracts in the mail, have not replied. The 11 men holding out are Lon Evans, Francis (Zud) Schammel, Don Hutson, Wayland Becker, Clarke Hinkle, Eddie Jankowski, Arnold Herber, Bob Monnett, Russ Letlow, Milt Gantenbein and Herman Schneidman. Unheard from are Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, Buckets Goldenberg, Ernie Smith and Hank Bruder. "There were no cuts in salary for 1938," Lambeau said today. "Moreover, the corporation (Green Bay Packers, Inc.) has offered increased to those players whose work appeared to warrant such recognition."...FAR BEYOND REASON: "Some of the return demands, made by the players after receiving their contracts, we do not regard as unfair, and with these men we do not expect to have trouble arriving at terms. In some other cases, however, the demands are far beyond reason, and cannot be considered by the Packers." Two other names enter into the picture - Andy Uram, Minnesota halfback, and Johnny Howell, Nebraska quarterback. Both were included on the Packer draft list, and Lambeau expects both of them to sign. As yet, they haven't arrived at terms.


AUG 3 (Green Bay) - One of the by-products of the tremendous growth in professional football interest which the present decade is witnessing has been the development of the holdout problem - an irritating sideline to the pro coach at a time when he'd prefer to spend his time working our new plays for the approaching season. Baseball magnates have wrestled with the holdout situation for a good many years, but up to the present time there have been few, if any, important football players who preferred to remain out of the game rather than play at a figure they regarded as too minute. The natural tendency in a salary dispute is to side with the player, and I notice that several of my fellow scribes in recent weeks have gone to bat with vigor and determinations for the professional football player, and have remarked in plain English that if the club owners don't loosen up and start paying out some fancy salaries, there won't be anyone to play for them. Now, I think that the pro football player should get more money. Oddly enough, so do the club owners, and so does the Green Bay Packer corporation. A football player takes a terrific physical and mental beating during the course of a professional season. For all he knows, he may be pounding a year or two of life right out of him. He is kicked around and slammed about and when he gets through with a hard season, it's no wonder that he says, year after year, "That's all - I'm through!" Sure, he should get more money. A lot more money. But - and here's the hitch - up to the present time, and perhaps for a few seasons in the future, there isn't a lot more money to give him. Fans don't all know that very few clubs in the NFL make a lot of money. The majority of them haven't been making any money at all, and such teams as Brooklyn, Pittsburgh, the Cardinals, Philadelphia and Cleveland have lost money year after year.  The Chicago Bears, New York Giants and in recent years the Detroit Lions are the only ones who really have cashed in on the game. Washington made money as champion last year, but Owner Marshall isn't out of the red after his experiences with the same team at Boston. It was only last season that the Packers cleared enough cash so that the wolf finally was chased back into the woods and told to set up housekeeping. And the Packers' clearance would have been much narrower had it not been for the All Star game. Professional football, for all its vastly expanding horizons, still has not sailed far enough away from the financial shoals for the owners to start scattering money far and wide, and the occasional stratosphere offers to men like Sammy Baugh and Whizzer White only have served to make the average hard working, conscientious player more dissatisfied. You can't blame a Packer, or any other players, for asking for more money. You can't blame him for thinking he deserves it. There probably aren't ten businessmen in the United State who think they are paid what they're worth. And the Packers today are young businessmen, utilizing their athletic talents until the day when they can set aside enough money to establish themselves in a permanent trade. But the Packer corporation never will pay a mountain of cash for a name at the gate. More than 15 years of experience has proved that the team's policy of selling the Packers, rather than a single individual, has been right. Other clubs have lost money year after year plunging in to their ears after highly publicized players, while the Packers, if not exactly rolling in wealth, nevertheless have survived and today are in the strongest financial position of their history. We'll never be able to set fifteen thousand dollars on the line for any All-America name player. We'll never be able to play half that, or one-third of it. So all of us who are fans can't do anything else but sit back and watch Coach Curly Lambeau wrestle with his holdouts, and hope that they'll all come to terms and that they'll be as well satisfied with their new contracts as we have been watching them play pro football.


AUG 3 (Manitowoc) - People often ask John Walter, sports editor of the Green Bay Press Gazette, "How many Packers have signed up so far? How many names are you holding for release?"...The answer, says John, is that the Packers are not holding up a single announcement as Coach Curly Lambeau has about 10 holdouts on his hands but expects to iron out every one of them before the first official practice August 20...We might as well let Curly Lambeau finish the column for today: "Some people," says Curly, "have us in the cellar already. I've heard nothing but bad news so hard, but personally I can't see it that way. I think our prospects are highly encouraging. We have handpicked our new men for the coming season, and we expect 23 of them to report on or before August 20, the date when practice opens officially. I think we shall be stronger in every department of the game, and at every position except center, where we lost both George and Bud Svendsen. We'll be just as strong at guards, stronger at the tackles, and at the ends we shall have the same men who played last year, plus four new, promising former college players. Our backfield should be one of the best in our history. We never have had a real triple threat halfback - one who was an exceptional runner, kicker and passer. But with both Cecil Isbell of Purdue and Andy Uram of Minnesota - who I expect to sign - we'll have a pair of the most versatile men in football. They really are dangerous. They break up ball games. Six men will report at center. I expect Darrell Lester to return, and I believe the trade which gave us Ookie Miller will aid us materially at that position. Our players always have found Miller exceedingly tough. Zeke Hunt, who played with the New York Yankees last year, and Gil Kuhn, a rugged Southern California boy, are two good prospects who look very good in advance. Ray Schoemann, the Marquette center, may come through. If only two of our six centers look good, the picture will be encouraging. Perhaps Richard Anderson, the Iowa center, will be our man. If the veterans report with the right mental attitude I think we'll be set for a good season. Our new material is the best we ever have had. Marty Schreyer, Purdue; Buford Ray, Vanderbilt; Frank Borak, Creighton; Isbell and Uram are men who should make the pro football grade immediately. John Howell of Nebraska is on our draft list but is unsigned. He should make us a natural field general. He weighs 190 pounds, according to George Henry Sauer, and at Nebraska called signals, passed and punted from the right halfback position. This makes him a natural for our system. We're still made about that all-star game of last season. We won't be happy until we get back there again and make things different."


AUG 4 (Green Bay) - The signing of Captain Milton Gantenbein, former University of Wisconsin player, and Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies, both ends, was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. Gantenbein was listed earlier this week as a holdout, but his stand couldn't have been very serious, for Coach Lamebau arrived at terms with him yesterday afternoon. Rated one of the most valuable men over a period of seasons in Packers history, he will be starting his eighth year with the Green Bay team. He never has played with any other professional club. Although Gantenbein is referred to regularly as one of the greatest defensive ends in the game, his offensive work has been invaluable to the Packers, and his blocking is deadly. He is an expert pass receiver, and many times has picked off aerials while enemy receivers were engaged in covering the more publicized Hutson or Blood. Gantenbein weighs a few pounds over 200, is 28 years old, married, and lives in Green Bay. He is engaged in business partnership with Clark Hinkle, The popular Milt has been one of the best-liked men on the Packer squad, with players and fans alike. In competition he is a tireless worker, and he has a sense of humor which enlivens the Packer drill periods. He was named captain of the team last year and directed the team's activities on the field...SIGNS CONTRACT AGAIN: Mulleneaux has signed his second Packer contract, but he hasn't appeared in competition yet. He put his name on the dotted line in March, 1937, but did not report to the team last fall. The big fellow is rated an end likely to succeed in pro football. He weighs 210 pounds, stands six feet three inches, and starred for three seasons with the Utah Aggies. Mulleneaux is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is nicknames "Moose", and was an outstanding performer in the East-West shrine game of 1937...SNAGS THE PASSES: Moose is a fast, aggressive type, an excellent pass receiver and is regarded as a great defensive wingman. He'll report here around Aug. 15, a few days earlier than the regularly scheduled opening of practice. With Gantenbein in the fold, the Packers who have not signed their 1938 contracts are Lon Evans, Zud Schammel, Don Hutson, Wayland Becker, Clarke Hinkle, Eddie Jankowski, Arnold Herber, Bob Monnett, Russ Letlow,  Herman Schneidman, Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, Buckets Goldenberg, Ernie Smith and Hank Bruder. All have been sent contracts.


AUG 5 (Green Bay) - Smoked up from the heat of the mid-summer days: Frank Barnhart, the Greeley State guard who received tens of thousands of votes from Northern Wisconsin fans for the All Star game, wrote in this week with a message of thanks. "I want to thank all Green Bay fans who boosted me for the All Star team," he said...Barnhart was running mate to Nick Miketinac on the Press-Gazette squad, and made an amazing showing, due almost entirely to support from Packer fans, hardly any of them whom had ever seen him...The Cleveland Rams of the NFL have signed two skyscrapers as ends. They are Jim Benton and Ray Hamilton, both of Arkansas, and each measuring 6 feet 4 1/2 inches in height...Mike Michalske, who was badly injured as a Packer player last fall, but since has done some fancy recuperating, is in town sporting a terrific coat of tan, and says he has no announcement at all to make regarding his football activities this fall. "I don't know a thing," says Mike...The official opening of the Packer practice season isn't set until Aug. 20, but five days before that time there'll be a lot of activity at the team's new practice field. Several of the men have notified Coach Curly Lambeau that they'll arrive early, and will spend the period from Aug. 15 to 20 limbering up and getting in condition for the rigorous training season preceding the Cleveland game here Sept. 11. As things look now, the very first arrivals, other than the Packers who live in Green Bay the year around, will be Pete Tinsley, the Georgia end and guard; Dick Weisgerber, Williamette fullback, who may be converted to a blocking back; Paul Miller, the left halfback from South Dakota State; and Frank Barnhart, Greeley State guard. A number of others will trickle into town before the morning of the 20th.



AUG 9 (Green Bay) - Two of the greatest names in Green Bay professional football history - Hank Bruder and Mike Michalske - will be associated no longer in an active company with the Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Following conferences with Bruder and Michalske, Lambeau said that the veteran blocking quarterback is retiring from professional football, and that the "guard of the century" has obtained his release to join Johnny Blood's Pittsburgh Pirate coaching staff. Through long seasons, including several Green Bay national championship campaigns, the names of Michalske and Bruder have carried weight as the most important at their positions in the pro grid game. There never has been a blocking quarterback, who attacked with the merciless energy of the tireless Bruder, nor has there been a professional guard more feared and respected than the powerful Iron Mike of the Packers. Bruder, a native of Pekin, Ill., was an intercollegiate star at Northwestern university, where he earned the nickname of "Hard Luck Hank" because of an unprecedented series of illnesses and injuries. In between times, however, he became known as one of the hardest-hitting backs in Big Ten history.  He played seven years with the Packers, and there probably never will be another back just like him. Buried in the obscure blocking quarterback blocking position, he paved the way for gain after gain and touchdown after touchdown. His vicious offensive maneuvers were the terror of opposing tacklers, and his work upon defense time after time has been termed flawless...COAST TO COAST: He accomplished everything a professional football player could desire in the way of achievement. He played on a  national championship team; he appeared in an All Star game; he traveled the country from coast to coast. He set himself up in business in Green Bay, has a family, and so far as appearances stand today, will be a lifetime resident of the community, and a credit to it. Bruder's leg was injured last season, and the limb bothered him no little. He rested it through the spring and summer months, but recently played a game of softball and felt the familiar twinge, which caused him to reach his decision to retire...TIME TO RETIRE: The teams of the contract offered him for 1938 had nothing to do with Bruder's decision. He merely feels it wise to retire at the peak of a great career. His fans never will remember him as a failure, because he never failed. Three great varsity years at Penn State college preceded Michalske's debut in professional football, of which he has seen 11 seasons, eight with the Packers. Mike appeared with the New York Yankees after graduation, and in 1929 joined Green Bay, where he has remained ever since except for 1936, when he assisted Ernie Nevers as coach at Lafayette college, Easton, Pa. He has been termed the guard without a weakness, and Packer fans never will forget his slashing style of play. He was one of the most powerfully built men in professional football, and he always kept his weight close to the 200 mark. Mike is married, lives part time in Green Bay, and still is employed as basketball coach at Lafayette...GIVEN HIS RELEASE: Michalske entered Coach Lambeau's office yesterday, and requested his release from the Packers, on the grounds that he had received an offer from Blood to help coach the Pirates, who are poised for a serious drive on the Eastern division championship. Lambeau granted his release immediately, and Michalske will leave soon to join the Pittsburgh team. He is the third former Packer to serve on that staff, the others being Blood and Walt Kiesling. Lambeau also announced today that Herb Banet, promising right halfback, will not return to the Packers next fall. Banet has obtained a coaching position.


AUG 9 (Green Bay) - Summer finally had settled down upon Green Bay in earnest. For a week the thermometer knocked off temperatures between 88 and 95, and the break was not in sight yet. In fact, the weatherman's official forecast was "warmer". The third floor room at the Astor hotel was warm. Any room would have been. Yet, for Ed Brett, the rangy young man out of Lewiston, Idaho, sitting on the bed, the football season is at hand. And at least 50 others, comprising the personnel of the NFL squads, are experiencing a similar change that seems to come before its time when measured by the calendar - and the heat....WORKING OUT SOLO: Brett arrived in Green Bay Monday. He is the first of the out of town players to report, and he started working out by himself this afternoon. Three previous weeks of conditioning came about in handling steel while working with a bridge crew in Idaho. A newcomer to Green Bay, but no stranger to the Packers, Brett enters Coach Curly Lambeau's fold as a result of a trade with Johnny Blood of Pittsburgh for Walter Bartanen, the giant tackle who was farmed out to St. Louis last year. Rated by Pittsburgh sportswriters as the outstanding end on the Pirate team last season, he promises to fit well into the Packer system. Brett, who was christened Edwin, spent two seasons with the Pirates after graduation from Washington State university where he performed brilliantly for three varsity seasons. He was drawn by the Chicago Cardinals on their preferred list for the 1936 season, but Milan Creighton loaned him to Joe Bach, then the Pittsburgh coach, shortly after the opening game against the Packers that year. Bach was crying for ends, and just then Creighton had sympathy for anyone who was finding the sledding tough. It was the Cards' worst season...PLAYED 60 MINUTE BALL: When Blood took over the reins last year, he started weeding out the holdovers who he figured wouldn't make the grade with the kind of a club he aimed to put on the field. After midseason, the squad was cut to the barest minimum, and Brett found himself playing 60 minute ball in many games. He possesses a great respect for the former Packer halfback, and believes that he may produce an eastern division title winner this year. But Pittsburgh represents a period that Brett has left behind. He admits some regrets about leaving old friends, "It's always hard to break in all over again, you know," is the way he voices the only disappointment he has in leaving the Pirates. Aside from that, he puts it thusly: "I saw enough of the east in two seasons out there. Give me the west anytime. Why the smoke is so thick in part of Pittsburgh that a fellow can't even see, to say nothing of breathe." About coming to the Packers, he says, "Of course any man would appreciate coming to a bigger team. It's considered one of the top outfits in football's major league, and players all around the circuit regard it as such."...PLAYED PACKERS TWICE: A year ago Ed did not play against the Packers at all, but in 1936 he was in two encounters against the Green Bay eleven that won the championship. The first was as a member of the Cardinal lineup, and the second with the Pirates in Milwaukee. The Packers were winners both times. Last winter he played with an all-star outfit collected by Blood which dropped a 14 to 13 decision to the Redskins at San Francisco. The same team beat the Los Angeles Bulldogs by 48 to nothing. Among the players were Ernie Smith and Russ Letlow of the Packers, Byron Gentry of Pittsburgh, Harry Ebding and Reynolds of Detroit, Earl Godard and John Drake of Cleveland, and Bill Smith of the Cardinals. That is the background, or a small part of it, of one of the men who will be wearing a Packer uniform for the first time this season. Ed weighs a little over 200 pounds and is a bit over six feet tall. He is 24 years old. Considered a pass receiver extraordinary, he plays on the left end of the line, a position he has held down since he broke into football with the Lewiston high school eleven. With Mrs. Brett, he made the greater part of the trip to Green Bay with Ed Justice, the Washington back from Gonzaga university. Justice's home is at Clarkston, Idaho, only a few miles from Lewiston. (The cities were named after the historically famous Lewis and Clark.) Now with Mrs. Brett, Ed is seeking living quarters in Green Bay. But this afternoon he put all that aside in favor of a few hours' workout, and that will be his daily schedule from now on.


AUG 10 (Green Bay) - Another dent in the Green Bay Packer holdout situation was accomplished today when Coach E.L. Lambeau received the signed contract of Russ Letlow, one of the National league's outstanding guards during the 1937 season. Letlow's signing leaves 12 men with whom the Packers have not yet come to terms. The practice season will open officially Saturday, Aug. 20. Letlow was regarded as one of the most dangerous guards in the league last season, and received considerable mention for all-league honors. He was the most improved player on the Packer squad after a rather mediocre season in 1936, when he was breaking into professional play...MADE HIS REPUTATION: Letlow starred for three  years at the University of San Francisco, and makes his home at Taft, Calif. He is marrid, stands six feet in height and weighs 205 pounds. A savage blocker and a player with a great competitive spirit, he carved a distinct reputation for himself through National league paths last season, when he earned a regular berth with the Packers. Letlow is 24 years old, and will be starting his third year of pro football. Coach Lambeau has lined up huddles with several more of his veterans for later this week, and expects to arrive at terms with most of his holdouts soon. 


AUG 10 (Green Bay) - Phil Regazzo, the Western Reserve tackle who was part of Curly Lambeau's trade to Cleveland, will be a starter with an Ohio college all-star outfit that will play the Rams Sept. 2. Eight players including Ragazzo who are property of the Rams will be members of the star aggregation. The American Legion is sponsoring the game which will be played at night. Besides serving as a tuneup contest for the opening league game against the Packers here Sept. 11, it will help Coach Hugo Bezdek select the players he intends to use in his title campaign, and don't think that the boys in Cleveland aren't gunning for that championship...Bob Tenner, Packer end of 1935, is now a full fledged M.D. and a fellow at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minn. A former star at the University of Minnesota, he recently tossed a few orchids in the direction of professional football. "Professional football is more fun than in college," were the words he used in a recent talk at Rochester. He added, "I had more fun at it than I had since high school and sandlot days.". That wasn't all. The husky lad who held his own at the right end of the Packer line gave reasons for his preference. One was the clean play of the pro teams. "In the 14 or 15 games I played with the Green Bay Packers there was not one dirty play," he said. Tenner pointed out at least one big difference between college and post-graduate players: the competency of all the players. His listeners were reminded that the pros are fully developed, big and tough, and that "they play hard because the better they do, the more money they make."...According to Emmett Mortell, the Appleton high school product with the Philadelphia Eagles, Dave Smukler regards Buckets Goldenberg as one of the hottest offensive guards in the league. Smukler, who plays lots of fullback for the Eagles, cited the Packer veteran's blocking as the best he had encountered all year, and that was after the Philadelphia team's last game, so the opinion was not subject to change. Incidentally, the only time Harold Klika ever was knocked out in three years as an East high varsity guard was by Mortell when the latter was lugging the ball for Appleton...Milan Creighton looks to the southwest to help bring his Chicago Cardinals to the top of the NFL's western division this year. From Arkansas he secured Jack Robbins and Dwight Sloan, two forward passing experts. Hardin-Simmons college at Abilene, Texas, will send up Ed Cherry, fullback, Odis Crowell, 210-pound tackle and 1937 co-captain, and Mack Alexander, 230-pound tackle. All three played on the all-star team which the Chicago Bears defeated, 17 to 10, at Houston late last January. Cecil Isbell of Purdue and the Packers played in the same game.


AUG 10 (Green Bay) - Three Green Bay Packer players, two of them veterans of long standing, will not be with the team when it opens its National Professional Football league campaign this season, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Henry (Hank) Bruder, Green Bay blocking quarterback the last seven years, indicated he wished to retire because of an ailing leg injured last year. Mike Michalske, guard for 11 seasons, told Lambeau he intended to quit in order to assist Johnny Blood in coaching the Pittsburgh Pirates this fall. Lambeau said Herb Banet, right halfback, had also retired to take a coaching position.


AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Any member of the Green Bay Packers who eats hamburger sandwiches during the training session will be soaked a $5 fine...Everybody glad to see Arnold Herber, Green Bay Packer passing star, out of that De Pere hospital after an influenza attack.



AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer holdout list was trimmed to 11 today when Coach E.L. Lambeau arrived at terms with Eddie Jankowski, former fullback thunderbolt of the University of Wisconsin, following a conference at Milwaukee. Lambeau, who is on a tour contacting several 1938 professional prospects, wired in the following terse message today: "Jankowsk signed. Feeling fine. Ready for better year than last." With the former Badger battering ram in the fold, there still are 11 Packers upon whom the coach will concentrate before the practice season opens Aug. 20 - one week from tomorrow. Packer fans never will forget the brilliant debut of Jankowski in the Green Bay backfield last year. Rated little more than an understudy to the veteran Hinkle at the start of the season, he developed into one of the most conscientious and colorful players on the squad. He played the game for keeps and he never gave up, even when he was carried from the field at Washington with a severe head injury, which physicians said at the time might terminate his professional football career...RAMMED INTO WALL: In the battle with the Bears at Chicago he scored a touchdown by ramming head first into a brick wall, when a less spectacular course, putting the ball out of bounds on the one-yard line, was a possibility. He runs with terrific force, and is a deadly blocker. As yet, he has not developed into the strong defensive machine which is Hinkle, but pro football coaches last year rated him the most promising of the younger fullbacks. Jankowski starred for two seasons on a drab University of Wisconsin team, but in his senior year definitely went places under the teaching of Harry Stuhldreher, who has termed him "the best fullback I ever saw:....LIVES IN MILWAUKEE: "The Jank" is a native of Milwaukee, stands five feet 10 inches in height, and weighs 205 pounds. He is built like a fireplug, and is 24 years old. Before leaving for Milwaukee yesterday, Lambeau announced that he expects several Packers to start informal workouts at the the practice field next Monday, getting into condition for more strenuous drills the following week. Sunday, Aug. 21, will be devoted to press photographers and interviewers, when a large crowd is anticipated at the practice field. Later, Lambeau is planning on secret sessions. "We feel that we have gone as far as we can on the holdout situation," he stated. "Some of the Packers now are getting more than one hundred percent more than they received when they first joined the team, and these are the ones who are demanding the largest increases in salaries. I expect some of the holdouts to sign soon. If the others do not report at the required time, we simply have to start work, building up for the season, without them. They will be placed on the inactive list, and will remain the property of Green Bay. I feel the corporation is paying real salaries today, but I still feel that the success of the team is 50 percent spirit, and that you can't purchase."


AUG 13 (Green Bay) - Bob Monnett, shifty little backfield veteran of the Green Bay Packers, arrived at terms with Coach E.L. Lambeau in Chicago last night and will report here next Wednesday, Lambeau advised the Press-Gazette by wire this morning. Monnett's signing further reduces the Packer holdout total, which now stands at 10. Monnett will arrive at Green Bay a few days earlier than the official time for reporting, so that he can spend the latter part of the week taking general conditioning exercises. He is in good shape. The former Michigan State halfback, a native of Bucyrus, Ohio, has given conspicuous service to the Packers, and he will be starting his sixth year in a Green Bay uniform. He is regarded as one of the real veterans of the NFL, and is respected by all of its players...FINE RUNNING BACK: His greatest talents lie as a running back, and annually he ranks high in the list of league ground gainers. He also is an effective blocker, an accurate passer and a good replacement kicker. Monnett is extremely tough and rugged despite his size - he stands only five feet nine inches and weighs but 175 pounds. All Packer linemen have to do is shake Monnett past the scrimmage center, and the twisting little halfback is a dangerous performer. He ranks seventh on the all0time Green Bay scoring list, having scored nine touchdowns, kicked 21 extra points and booted five field goals in his five season here...HAS 92 POINTS: This gives him 92 points, two less than Hank Bruder, retired blocking quarterback, who is in sixth place. This season Monnett probably will become the sixth Packers to pass the 100 mark in scoring, the others having been Verne Lewellen, Johnny Blood, Clarke Hinkle, Don Hutson and Curly Lambeau.


AUG 13 (Green Bay) - Lyle Sturgeon, the former North Dakota State tackle who returns to the Packers for his second season next week, has been doing construction work in Fargo, N.D. A football fan in Fargo mailed a newspaper clipping showing Sturgeon in overalls laboring on cables for a power company. A letter accompanying the clipping said that this particular fan will come all the way from Fargo to see the Packers "open up"...Probably recalling something about the old Napoleonic adage to the effect that an army fights on its stomach, Coach E.L. Lambeau and trainer Dave Woodward are working out a training menu for the players. Among the things strictly taboo is everything fried. Lots of fruits and vegetables are urged, or maybe "urged" is too mile a verb. And plenty of beef is recommended. "Eat beef to build good beef," says Curly. The late snack is out. Especially when it consists of such choice items as hamburgers and chili...Sammy Baugh, before he deserted the baseball diamond to report to the Washington Redskins this week, pulled a stunt that helped prove just how good he is at passing the football. A barrel was placed at second base in the Rochester International league ball park. The Texan spiraled half a dozen shots into it with a football. In their turns two catchers throwing baseballs couldn't come close. Incidentally, George Halas of the Chicago Bears still isn't convinced that Baugh is better than, or even equal to, some of the other passers in the NFL. It will take at least another season to prove that, Halas avers, citing Arnold Herber and Dutch Clark as examples of sustained passing strength...Fans who sweltered through last year's game between the Packers and the All-Star team at Chicago can appreciate some reminiscing about that occasion by Roundy Coughlin. "Last year I took my coat, vest and my shirt off and was just taking my shoes and stockings off when the game ended," he recalls. Roundy was in the press box when it was even hotter, if possible, than down below. With that thought in mind he suggests that the Tribune take a vote on an air conditioned press box at Soldier field. There are a few other press boxes that could stand improvements...Chaff: You gotta be a football hero in some families. Mrs. Ed Brett's twin sister is married to Byron Haines. Haines opposed the Packers as an All Star last year and then joined Johnny Blood's Pirates. He will coach this year...Ookie Miller, the only veteran signed, probably will be the next Packer to arrive in Green Bay. He left Chicago today, and Russ Letlow has left Taft, Calif., to assure his being among the early arrivals.


one of the greatest running backs in Minnesota's history. He twists and dodges through his opposition with snake-like hip action, and his elusiveness coupled with his speed and momentum, have resulted in many a Gopher touchdown...BEST IN BUSINESS: The Minnesota coaches regarded him as one of the greatest football players in the country. His best year was his junior season, when he ran wild for the Gophers, beating Nebraska with a 70-yard last minute touchdown run. He cracked an arm bone his senior year and saw much less action, but like Hank Bruder of Northwestern, his exploits were well recalled and his reputation grew. Ookie Miller, fomer Purdue center, arrived in Green Bay over the weekend, and planned to work out with several other squad members this afternoon. The official opening of the drill season has been set for Saturday.


AUG 15 (Green Bay) - What's this about a mass holdout of half a dozen or more of the Green Bay Packers? With a shorter schedule, they want the pay per game upped so they won't come up short.


AUG 15 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer fans today hailed the signing of Andy Uram, the University of Minnesota's great halfback, and awaited with anticipation the official opening of the team's practice season later this week. Starting today, the Packers, new and old, will begin their annual movement into the city and before Wednesday most of the 1938 talent will be on the field, ready for informal display. Coach Lambeau, who signed Uram in Chicago Saturday afternoon, has returned to Green Bay and is preparing to dive into a series of conferences with some of his outstanding holdout players...NOT SIGNED YET: Still unsigned by noon today were Don Hutson and Wayland Becker, ends; Ernie Smith, tackle; Darrell Lester, center; Lon Evans, Buckets Goldenberg, Zud Schammel and Tiny Engebretsen, guards; Clarke Hinkle, Arnold Herber and Herman Schneidman, backs. With men like Uram and Cecil Isbell of Purdue in the fold, the Packers have the nucleus of a powerful backfield of young, rugged players. Uram is distinctly on the husky type, being a six footer who weighs 198 pounds. He is a fine forward passer, an accurate blocker and a good defensive man, but with the ball he was regarded as



AUG 16 (Green Bay) - With the holdout problem diminishing hourly, and the first informal practice sessions already underway, the Green Bay Packer situation today ceased to be a publicity buildup and developed into news. Three contracts rolled into the office of Coach E.L. Lambeau today - those of Donald Hutson, Alabama end; Herman Schneidman, Iowa blocking quarterback; and Darrell Lester, Texas Christian center. Three other players turned up to try for regular positions on the Packer squad. They are Lester (Red) Chapman, 215-pound Tulsa university tackle, who was drawn in the 1937 draft but did not sign last year; Chester (Swede) Johnston, a veteran who was released in the middle of last season; and Dick Beauregard, Gonzaga halfback, whose home is at West De Pere. A group of Packers reported at the training quarters yesterday, received sweat clothes and drove through an hour's light workout under Lambeau's supervision. In addition to Chapman, Johnston and Beauregard, the candidates included Ookie Miller, Purdue center; Wayland Becker, Marquette end who has not signed his 1938 contract; Eddie Brett, Washington State end; Dick Weisgerber, Williamette fullback; Nick Miketinac, St. Norbert guard; Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies end, and Bernie Scherer, Nebraska tackle. Another informal drill was scheduled for today, and yesterday's group was expected to be augmented by several new arrivals. The signing of Hutson, Schneidman and Lester slashed heavily into the dwindling Packer holdout group, and Lambeau planned conferences with several more of his holdouts today. Still unsigned are Becker, end; Ernie Smith, tackle; Lon Evans, Zud Schammel, Tiny Engebretsen, and Buckets Goldenberg, guards; Clarke Hinkle and Arnold Herber, backs. Yesterday's workout was something of a surprise, and few people were on hand to look the players over. Most of the men who drilled looked in good shape. Miketinac, the St. Norbert tackle, sported the best coat of tan, and Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies end, did some fancy pass snagging...USED AT FULLBACK: Weisgerber turned out to be a husky individual, and Lambeau announced that he will be used at fullback. In general, there was little chance to look over the talents of the candidates, as they drove through a routine workout. Weisgerber did some nice passing, and everyone took turns catching them. Ookie Miller did the centering. The signing of Hutson, Schneidman and Lester adds three veteran performers to the Packer roster, and each is expected to be in uniform next weekend for the official opening of practice. Hutson, the pass-grabbing sensation of the National league, will be starting his fourth year as a Packer. He probably is the most feared end in professional football. Time after time his extreme speed and elusiveness have enabled him to twist loose on touchdown jaunts after receiving aerials, usually from Arnie Herber. The two of them made the phrase "Herber to Hutson" one to be reckoned with in pro football...OVER SIX FEET: Hutson weighs about 180 pounds, stands an inch over six feet, and starred for three seasons with the varsity of Alabama university. In the days of Dixie Howell, he ran wild in Rose Bowl competition, and was one of the nation's most publicized players at the time he signed his first Packer contract. Hutson has been attending Alabama since the opening of last semester, and coached the Crimson Tide ends during spring practice. He is married. Schneidman is a player who really came into his own as a blocking back during the 1937 season, when from the position of a rank reserve he became one of the most utilized players on the team...HELPED HINKLE AGAIN: Packer fans who witnessed the game at Detroit last fall never will forget Schneidman's terrific blocking ahead of Hinkle on the final Green Bay touchdown march, and with Hank Bruder on the retired list, the former Iowa back may get the regular post at blocking quarter. He weighs 200 pounds, stands two inches under six feet, and is unmarried. His home is at Quincy, Ill. Lester was a reserve center last year, due to the presence of George and Bud Svendsen on the Packer roster. With both these individuals missing, he will get a real chance to prove his All-America rating, achieved while attending Texas Christian university. Darrell is a beautifully built player, weighing 220 pounds, and measuring six feet three inches in height. He is unmarried, and works in Texas during the off-season.


AUG 16 (Green Bay) - The scattered few who braved the rain to watch the Packer candidates work out yesterday afternoon were much steamed up over the appearance of Carl (Moose) Mullenueaux, the Utah Aggies end who was in sweat clothes and drilling hard. Mullenueaux appeared to be a big fellow who loved to work, and if looks means anything, he'll be a hot pro end. There's some discussion as to the probably position of Pete Tinsley, Georgia star who has been listed as a prospective Packer end. Tinsley played practically every position on most of the team at Georgia, getting most of his work at guard and fullback. Curly Lambeau may make a blocking back of him.


AUG 16 (Green Bay) - It is a real team that the Green Bay Packers team will send out this year, a team not only of championship caliber, but probably one of the strongest football elevens ever assembled - according to the man who should know more about it than anyone else. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau made the prediction. He made the statement with emphasis, but enthusiastically and not defensively, to the Green Bay Lions club at the meeting in the Beaumont hotel Monday noon. Holdouts are not the greatest of Lambeau's worries, he inferred...NOT FAR APART: "The situation is not as bad as it might seem," the coach declared. "In several instances men have already come to terms. In other instances their demands and those of the management are not very far apart. But holdouts have been the theme song the past couple of weeks. We have had them every year, just as other teams have, but there are two new angles this season. In the first place the Packers made some money this year, and some of the players and fans seem to think salaries should be boosted in proportion. The management feels, however, that it is poor business to set a salary scale at this time, because a surplus is needed for possible


lean years."...DON'T NEED PUFFS: "In the second place, there has been a lot of publicity on the salaries paid Whizzer White and one or two other spectacular figures. It is not the policy of the Packers to pay for publicity of this kind. W don't need it here, couldn't use it if we had it." Since the Packers are on their feet financially, the management is beginning to breath a little more easily, Lambeau added. He cited what financial embarrassment meant to football teams in Duluth, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Rock Island and elsewhere. Lambeau pointed out that aside from the few men signed for their gate power, the Packers are paying salaries on a par with that of other teams in the NFL. There was a time, he said, when the Packers were underpaid comparatively, but the situation of the treasury has made it possible to correct the situation. Particularly was Lambeau enthusiastically regarding the new men signed - much needed young blood he called it. Veterans back on the squad, and a few others who have still to turn in their contracts, also came in for favorable comment...SPIRIT IS LAUDED: "The spirit of these newcomers is the best I have ever seen," Coach Lambeau asserted. Why play two games in Milwaukee, one of the Lions asked. "Good business," Lambeau declared. "There are fans in the southern part of the state, in Racine, Kenosha, and other cities, who are anxious to see the Packers play. Driving up to Green Bay very often is out for most of them. The state has practically adopted the Packers, and this gesture of having a couple of games in Milwaukee seems to me a mighty smart thing. It doesn't hurt Green Bay, and it gives greater financial security to the Packers."


AUG 17 (Green Bay) - The signing of Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, veteran guard who once starred at Northwestern university, was the only ripple in the Green Bay Packer setup today, as informal workouts were stymied by squally weather. Engebretsen's signature on his 1938 contract brought the Packer holdout picture into focus, and left Coach E.L. Lambeau with only seven men unsigned. Two of these, guard Lon Evans and tackle Ernie Smith, haven't appeared too interested in resuming their pro football careers. The others, with whom Lambeau expects to confer this week, are Arnold Herber, veteran passing right halfback; Clarke Hinkle, fullback; Wayland Becker, end; Zud Schammel and Buckets Goldenberg, guards. Packer candidates planned on a drill yesterday, but the dripping skies kept them indoors. Several went in for handball and other conditioning work, and all planned to visit the new Packer practice field at 3:30 this afternoon. The group which worked out Monday is expected to be augmented by several new men this afternoon, as Coach Lambeau believed more of his prospective players would arrive by train and auto during the day. The officials date for reporting is next Saturday...VETERAN PRO GUARD: Engebretsen's signing strengthens the lagging guard corps, with which the Green Bay coach has experienced unexpected difficulties. The big fellow has seen three and a half years of service with the Packers, and has been a notable figure in the team's forward wall. His best season was in 1936, when he received all-league mention, and he played all during the 1937 campaign, but he incurred an illness during the All Star game in Chicago which proved a severe handicap to him in later contests. He is in good shape now, and will work out with the other candidates during their informal drills...HE'S A BIG MAN: Engebretsen weighs 230 pounds, stands an inch above six feet, and is married. He was named the most valuable player on the Northwestern team in 1931, and played successively with the Chicago Bears and Brooklyn Dodgers before coming to Green Bay midway in the 1934 season. In addition to proving a valuable cog in the Packer line, Tiny has punched into the Green Bay scoring column on more than one occasion. He has kicked nine extra points and six field goals for 27 points, his most notable boot being the goal from the field which defeated the Detroit Lions in the last minute of play two years ago, 20 to 18.


AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Although the Packers don't officially start practice until Sunday, a dozen or more of the candidates have been working out all week, conditioning themselves for the strenuous season ahead. Among the "early birds" were Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies; Ed Brett, Washington State; Nick Miketinac, St. Norbert; Ookie Miller, Dick Weisgerber, Willamette and a number of other Green Bay newcomers. Coach E.L. Lambeau kept a watchful eye on the recruits and he appeared to be much pleased with the way some of his new players were cavorting in the preliminary drills. The list of holdouts is rapidly decreasing as the zero hour for reporting draws near and it is reasonable to believe that, with hardly any exceptions, all the regulars will be in togs when the whistle blows. Green Bay Packer stock jumped several notches on the gridrion curb in the last week as Eddie Jankowski, Bob Monnett and Andy Uram, a trio of star backs, put their names on the dotted line. This will be Monnett's sixth season as a ball lugger for Coach Lambeau's team. Bob came here from Michigan State and he has played lots of football for the Packers. Jankowski joined the Packers in 1937 and he was one of the outstanding recruits last year. Eddie, who played his college football at Wisconsin, was badly hurt in the game at Washington last fall but he has completely recovered and great things are expected of him this fall. Andy Uram ​starred for Minnesota during 1935, 1936 and 1937. This will be his first season in "cash and carry" football. The Gopher backfield has everything in a gridiron way and if he doesn't burn up the pro circuit, experts all around the Big Ten will have to seek their holes. Don Hutson, one of the greatest pass receiving ends in the history of football, will be back again in action with the Packers. This will be the former Alabama's star fourth season in a Green Bay uniform and to date his aerial grabbing has netted 24 touchdowns and one point after for Coach Lambeau's aggregation. Darrell Lester, Texas Christian star, the only holdover center from the 1937 squad and Herman Schneidman, veteran halfback, have signed their contracts for another year. This will be Schneidman's fourth year as a member of the Green Bay squad.



AUG 18 (Green Bay) - The signing of Arnold Herber, former West high school and Regis college forward passing ace, for his eighth season with the Green Bay Packers was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Herber had been listed as a holdout, but he was in conference with Lambeau late yesterday afternoon, and the session ended with the veteran aerial ace placing his signature on his 1938 contract. He is the pitching half of the Herber to Hutson combination which has blazed through the NFL in recent seasons with an unprecedented series of touchdown tosses. His is one of the best known names in pro football. Herber starred at West high back in the late twenties, and led the Purple to two consecutive Fox River Valley conference championships. He also set discus records which still stand, and was a high scorer on the school basketball team. After graduation, he entered Wisconsin, and later played a season at Regis in Colorado before joining the Packers, where his development was phenomenal. He has the knack of getting off his tosses despite the frantic rushes of opposing tacklers, and in the process of slinging his famed aerials he has taken as great an assortment of beatings as any man on the squad...LIVES IN DE PERE: Herber weighs 200 pounds, measures six feet one inch, is married, and lives in De Pere. He will report for practice with the team this week. The informal workout series which the Packers inaugurated continued yesterday afternoon, with several new men reporting. Present for the first time, were Buford Ray, 250-pound Vanderbilt tackle; Russ Letlow, veteran San Francisco guard, rated one of the league's best last season; Herman Scheidman, another vastly improved player who once performed at Iowa and now is a Green Bay blocking quarterback; Frank Butler, center, who was released last season but is working out again with the team; Captain Milt Gantenbein, one of the greatest ends in professional football; and Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, a veteran Packer guard...OTHERS ON WAY: Several other men were expected to report for the first time today, and the light drills will continue for the rest of the week, with heavier workouts scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. Swede Johnston and Dick Weisgerber did some effective punting yesterday afternoon, and several of the men took turns at tossing passes. The only players on the holdout list to date are end Wayland Becker, tackle Ernie Smith, guards Lon Evans, Zud Schammel and Buckets Goldenberg, and fullback Clarke Hinkle. Lambeau expected to go into a salary conference with Hinkle within the next 24 hours.


AUG 18 (Green Bay) - There's the old familiar smell of sweat and liniment in the Packer dressing rooms these days, even though the team hasn't started to practice officially, and coach and trainers seem to be happy about the whole thing. Dave Woodward, trainer, and Bud Jorgenson, property man, lean against the white-covered rubbing tables as the restricted band of Packer candidates shuffles in after losing a half ton or so of superfluous beef beneath a broiling sun. They haven't any injuries to worry about yet, but the trainers are prepared to contribute those early season rubdowns which the players love and which plays such an important part in their conditioning process. Stripped to the waist, Buford Ray, the Vanderbilt tackle, wanders in and the fellow certainly is big. "Spent the summer working around the stadium at Nashville," he says in explanation of a coat of tan which rivals that of Nick Miketinac. "Weight? Oh, down around 250, now." Ray doesn't seem to be carrying an excess ounce of weight. You leave the men in the showers and wander out the stadium door to the back entrance of East High school. A glance inside reveals that the locker rooms are being prepared for another intra-mural and interscholastic season.


AUG 19 (Milwaukee Journal) - Curly Lambeau makes no bones about what he thinks of the new material on his Packer football squad which Saturday morning will settle down to the long and arduous pro league grind. He thinks its tops. "We've had a lot of good boys in our time," he pointed out as he discussed the season here the other day but never any, as a group, as good as this year's. This crop is tops. There isn't even a comparison with others we've had " On the eve of the campaign Lambeau could hardly utter more significant words about the season's hopes. His appraisal not only substantiates a sneaking hunch that the Packers will again be as tough as ever, maybe tougher, but indicates that more than ever before they'll call on new men to carry some of the load. Of the 35 or 40 men who will report for the first workout Saturday morning, 17 to 18 will be freshman.

Only Andy Uram of Minnesota, and Martin Schreyer and Cecil Isbell of Purdue, who are members of the college all-star squad now training for the game with the game with the Washington Redskins at Soldiers field August 31, will be missing. Uram, Schreyer and Isbell will join the squad after the big game. The complete list of new Packers follows (right). It's not hard to understand Lambeau's enthusiasm over the new material. Man for man, it is not only better than any the Packers have have ever had, perhaps, as Lambeau says, but it compares with any to be found anywhere in the league. Hunt, at center, is no newcomer to pro ball. A member of the New York Yankees last year, he didn't want to play anymore outlaw ball and approached the Packers as soon as he heard of their dearth of centers. Lambeau grabbed him in an instant. Bunny Schoemann had few equals as a defensive center while at Marquette, especially against passes, Dick Anderson was one of the best all-around pivots in the Big Ten last season, and Oakie Miller, formerly of the Bears, rated for years as one of the best centers in the pro league. He was sent to the Packers in the deal by which Lou Gordon went to Cleveland. Barnhart was picked up on a tip supplied Lambeau by a former East Green Bay high school coach. Nelson, who now coaches football in Denver. Nelson calls him one of the best guards he has ever seen and he must be a good one since Dutch Clark of the Lions also wanted him badly. Tom Jones, like Miller, is a veteran of the pro league. He didn't like his surroundings in New York, however, and with Steve Owens' permission made a deal for himself. Lambeau's eyes light up when he speaks of tackles - Ray, Katalinas and Schreyer. Bigger than Cal Hubbard, which is certainly something. Ray was the mainspring of Vanderbilt's line last year. Katalinas was recommended by his coach, Dutch Bergman of Catholic, as sure fire pro bet. Schreyer hardly needs an introduction. If he wasn't the best tackle in the Big Ten last year, he was certainly one of the best. There is no question of new strength at the ends with Borak, Mulleneaux, Smith and Brett. Brett was obtained in the deal by which the Pirates obtained Walt Bartanen, Smith was tipped off to Lambeau by Doc Spears, Borak, a Kenosha boy, starred for three years at Creighton and Mulleneaux was signed to play last season, but couldn't make it because of previous commitments. He joined up at once this season. The halfbacks have been preceded by their reputations. Uram and Isbell rated for three years with the country's best. Howell was a mainstay on several great Nebraska teams and Pete Tinsley of Georgis was last year called the handiest man in football in the south. He did everything at Georgia except play center. Locke, a rugged fullback, was recommended by Jimmy Crowley and Weisgerber by Asst. Coach Smith who once coached him at his high school at Seton Hall. It's really quite an array and if the Packers don't do anything this season, it won't be because new men haven't contributed their share.


AUG 19 (Green Bay) - The name of Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, five-year veteran of the Green Bay Packers, was affixed to a 1938 contract today as Coach E.L. Lambeau prepared for the official opening of the practice season tomorrow. The Green Bay professional football squad now is taking definite shape. With the exception of the men working with the College All Stars at Chicago, and possible one two holdouts, Lambeau expects his entire personnel to be on hand over the coming weekend. Goldenberg worked out at the practice field for the first time yesterday afternoon. Other men making their first appearance for 1938 were Richard Anderson, the Iowa center; Eddie Jankowski, veteran fullback; Paul Miller and Arnold Herber, halfbacks. In all, 26 men were in suits, drilling under the coach's supervision. Another arrival of note today was Richard (Red) Smith, the Packers' reliable and effective assistant coach, who reported a day early to get acquainted with the new squad members. Smith was expected to be on hand for this afternoon's informal workout. Goldenberg has made the rounds of several Packer positions. He played fullback so effectively from 1933 to 1937 he scored 10 Green Bay touchdowns, and ranks in a tie for 12th on the Packer all-time scoring list. He has starred at blocking quarterback, but last season he reached his greatest success in the line, playing the guard position, and this probably is where he'll stay this season...IS POPULAR PLAYER: Buckets' versatility and his popularity of the fans both are great. He is one of the best known Packers around town, is established in business here, is married and has a family. During the summer, in addition to his business duties, he pitches softball and officiates at games. He weighs in the neighborhood of 215 pounds, and is 5 feet 10 inches high. His undergraduate service was done at the University of Wisconsin and is a native of Milwaukee.


AUG 19 (Green Bay) - There is something about a very big man which just naturally makes him a curiosity, and here is a nomination for Buford Ray to succeed Cal Hubbard as the Packer fans all talk about when they want to indicate size. Buford is his name, but he doesn't make much of a point of it. Everyone at Vanderbilt university, which he attended, called him "Baby". His weight varies somewhere between 255 and 270, and right now he's down to playing heft. He will be used at left tackle, and Coach Curly Lambeau hopes he'll plug the gap left by Ernie Smith, if Ernie doesn't report. Vanderbilt performs in the Southeastern conference, one of the toughest in the country, but the university isn't large. It's located at Nashville, Tenn., and the coaches have only about 1,200 students from whom to select their football teams. Nevertheless, it is a respected and feared opponent. Ray talks with one of those Southern accents that you can slice with a bread knife, and he's having trouble making himself understood hereabouts. Says he thinks it'll be all right as soon as he learns the language.



AUG 20 (Green Bay) - The third highest scorer in Green Bay Packer history - the man who sports critics regard as the best fullback in professional football - in short, William Clarke Hinkle - signed his contract for 1938 late yesterday as the squad prepared to conduct its first official workout of the season today. The Packer rose, barring unexpected changes, now is complete for the approaching season. Ernie Smith, Southern California tackle, and Lon Evans, Texas Christian guard, have announced their retirement from pro football. Gil Kuhn, U.S.C. center signed last winter, has decided against reporting as has Zud Schammel, Iowa guard. All the rest, so Coach E.L. Lambeau believed, would be in uniform this weekend, as the first intensive training campaign gets underway. Hinkle's signing ended a summer holdout campaign which aroused speculation as to the possibility of the veteran fullback - the most versatile player in the game today - retiring from competition. He is fit and ready to go in another drive upon Western division gridiron honors. Hinkle, a prime favorite with the fans, a great performer in any weather or under any conditions, has been a spearhead of the Packer attacks almost since he joined the team. This will be his seventh season with the Packers. The former Bucknell battering ram weighs 205 pounds, stands an inch under six feet, and is 27 years old. He is married, and makes Green Bay his year-around home, being engaged in business here...TOPPED BY TWO: Only two men who ever played with Green Bay have scored more points for the team than Hinkle. One is Verne Lewellen, halfback from 1924 to 1932, who leads the all time list with 301 points. The other is Johnny Blood, 1929 to 1936, with 224 points. In his six seasons with the Packers, Clarke has accounted for 22 touchdowns, 16 extra points and nine field goals for 175 points. He holds a margin of 30 points over Don Hutson, who is in fourth place. Hinkle is one of the National league's most expert placement kickers and is deadly on points after touchdown. He is an exceptional blocker, a fair passer, a highly accurate punter, and is at his best when lugging the freight. The Packers, Coach Lambeau has pointed out, have not too much time to prepare themselves for the opening jousts on their schedule. Friday night, Sept. 2, they will tangle in an intra-squad night engagement at City stadium, and Labor Day, Sept. 5, they will travel to Ironwood,


Mich., to face the Cedar Rapids, Ia., Crushers, in an exhibition contest. Then they'll open their National league season against the Cleveland Rams here Sunday Sept. 11. Lambeau received letters this week from Lon Evans and Zud Schammel, and a wire from Ernie Smith, carrying the information that the three big fellows won't be in uniforms this fall. Smith and Evans are retiring definitely from the game, and Schammel is unable to obtain his business release to play. Evans wrote: "The reason I have been so late in answering your letters was because I wanted to let you know definitely about playing this fall. I thought until yesterday there was a possibility of getting away to play, but that is out now. The man I am with here (Dallas, Tex.) in business is in very bad health and I am in a position where I cannot leave now. My dealings with you and the Packers have been very pleasing, and maybe you will need a worn out guard next fall and send me a contract. I am wishing you the best of luck personally and the greatest success with the Packers. If I can ever be of any help to you, I would consider it a favor." Schammel wrote: "I am letting you know the results of my personal conference with all of my superiors in Chicago this morning. Everyone from the president on down the ladder agreed that it would not be in accordance with their policies to let me off for a three month's absence to play football. I handled the interviews as tactfully as I could, and I guess it all ends by definitely not being a Packer player this year. Thanks for holding open the contract this long. The best of success to you and your team." Routine calisthenics followed by passing and punting drills featured yesterday afternoon's drill, the principal feature being the doubling of the size of the crowd. Huge turnouts of fans are anticipated for the Saturday and Sunday practices.


AUG 20 (Green Bay) - The College All Star gridders stepped through their second intra-squad game of training today in preparation for their Aug. 31 date with the professional Washington Redskins. The skirmish followed yesterday's two-hour passing scrimmage left by Cecil Isbell, Purdue, and Jack Robbins, Arkansas, and in which Isbell in particular have a demonstration of effectiveness in connection with receivers...REDSKINS ARE BUSY: In the Washington camp at Ballston, Va., yesterday, the Redskins also held scrimmage, with two rookies surprising the veterans with a pass and the only touchdown of the workout. Hal Bradley, lanky end from Elon college, took the throw from George Karamatic and ran 40 yards for the score. Sammy Baugh confined his efforts almost entirely to rehearsing a few running plays, but throughout it has been evident the Redskins will count on Baugh and his passes against the All Stars.


AUG 20 (Buffalo) - James A. Farley, postmaster general, maker of presidents, et cetera, with plenty of national important problems to handle, took time out during the crowded moments of his Buffalo visit to let it be known that he is a football addict. Before the member of the Roosevelt cabinet finished, he tossed in a whooper of a boost for the professional teams of the NFL. Mr. Farley, had he extended his amateur career as a first baseman, might have climbed in either the National or American baseball leagues. He was the Hal Chase of the Rockland county teams. Mr. Farley's reign as czar of boxing in New York state is too well known to warrant comment...TWO PRO GAMES: Mr. Farley launched his football comment when he congratulated Charley Murray on bringing two major professional games to Buffalo, namely Philadelphia against Pittsburgh Wednesday night, Sept. 14, and the famous Green Bay Packers against the equally famous Chicago Cardinals Wednesday night, Sept. 28. Each game will be played in Buffalo's new Civic stadium, under the blaze of 21,000,000 candle-powered lights. "I'm one of the best customers my friend Tim Mara has for his Giants' at-home games in New York," began Mr. Farley. "These professional clubs play what I classify as hard, rough, spectacular football, the kind the man on the street as well as the college man likes to see. It's my idea of heman stuff."...KEEP HIGH STANDARD: "Surprising to me is the fact that the professional can maintain such a high standard of competitive spirit, or perhaps I should term it a fighting desire to win. And also amazing to me is their mixture of skill and judgment when the dangerous spots pop up. They don't duck or dodge, yet few of them are carried off the gridiron with injuries. I guess that's where Old Man Experience counts. I'm sorry I can't be here for the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh game. I want to catch this fellow Whizzer White in action. He must be what you'd call a Yankee Doodle Dandy - great football player and top student. Must be, to earn a Rhodes scholarship. My schedule calls for me to be hereabouts on Sept. 28. I'll make the Green Bay Packers- Chicago Cardinals game all right. Now, they are two scrappy teams. Must be a Donny-brook fair every time they step on the field. Their personal feuds remind me of the old days between John McGraw's Giants and the Chicago Cubs. Professional football will get bigger and better. I'm for it."


1938 Green Bay Packers

Training Camp



AUG 22 (Green Bay) - They may not be ready for Cleveland just yet, but the material is there, and it won't take Coach Curly Lambeau much longer to build it into a football machine that appears to have definite championship possibilities. Many months ago when retirement talk was rife and the disappointing finish of last season still left a taste akin to bitterness, the wolves began to clear their throats for a good, long howl. The coach has heard similar rumblings before. He took it in stride and said: "Don't sell the 1938 Packers short for the league chgampionship...It may not be the strongest team ever to represent Green Bay, but it will be right up there in the thick of the championship battle."..THOUSANDS ATTEND DRILL: More than 30 players were on hand for the opening formal drill Saturday, and a couple extra candidates showed Sunday. And about 3,000 fans - men, women and children of all ages, right down to babies in arms - were out at the practice field behind East high school yesterday to see one of the snappiest, most spirited squads ever to gather here for the early sessions. The result was satisfaction and approval registered by everyone from Packer corporation officials to the smallest boys who sat along the edges of the field. Tom Jones, former Bucknell and New York Giants guard, and Frank Borak, end from Creighton, were yesterday's new arrivals at practice. Jones has been umpiring baseball in the Piedmont league in the south, and Borak has been in an army reserve training near Omaha. Both reached Green Bay Saturday night. Sunday evening brought Don Hutson and Bill Lee, veteran end and tackle respectively, from Alabama. They came to Green Bay by automobile together...ALL STARS MISSING: Still to come are the six college all star players. Martin Schreyer, tackle, and Cecil Isbell, back, both of Purdue, and Andy Uram, back, of Minnesota, are at Evanston training for the game against the Washington Redskins. Bill Smith, end, of Catholic U.; and John Lock, back, of Fordham, are members of an eastern team that will oppose the Philadelphia Eagles. Everyone else is on deck, and most of the boys appear to be in good condition and close to playing weight. Early drills have included calisthenics, signal practice on plays, dummy scrimmage, passing, punting and wind sprints under the direction of Lambeau and Richard (Red) Smith, his assistant...VETERANS ARE LIVELY: From the sidelines at this point, the years seem to have taken little from playing zest and condition of the older boys. Clarke Hinkle, professional football's greatest back, Buckets Goldenberg, rarin' to go at right guard, Bob Monnett, passing accurately from his left halfback post, Russ Letlow, looking more rugged than ever at left guard, Swede Johnston, trying things at blocking back this year, and the others familiar to Packer fans all are working as hard as any rookie. Paul Miller, at 182, is almost 30 pounds heavier than when he reported for the first time in 1936. Frank Butler, out for a year after the All Star game last season, has returned to help fill the tackle holes left by the absence of Ernie Smith and Lou Gordon. Sunday Frank worked on the right side of the line in Gordon's old spot. Lyle Sturgeon is another veteran who tried that side over the weekend, although he also used on the left. Red Chapman, new man from Tulsa, relieved Sturgeon...BACK AT TACKLE: Big Champ Seibold, who understudied Ernie Smith for three seasons and preceded him in Packer service, was back at his regular position, and Buford Ray, Vanderbilt giant rookie, worked out at left tackle on another eleven. Ray, Carl Mulleneaux, end from Utah, Nick Miketinac, guard from St. Norbert, and Dick Weisgerber, fullback from Wisconsin, have Coaches Lambeau and Smith smiling already. They are four of the most promising freshmen to report, although many of the others haven't had much chance to exhibit their wares as yet. Mulleneaux is being tried at right end, and with some coaching from Milt Gantenbein, who is in a class by himself when it comes to right end play in Packer style, probably will fit right into the Lambeau system. Gantenbein himself and the veteran Wayland Becker also were right ends in signal drill and dummy scrimmage. Bernard Scherer, veteran of two seasons, Ed Brett, obtained from Pittsburgh, and Borak played at the left wing posts...LOTS OF ATTENTION: Miketinac is getting a lot of attention at right guard and looks like the type of lad who will provide valuable relief for Goldenberg. Jones and Frank Barnhart, highly recommended from Greeley State, were others inserted into the lineups at right guard. Flanking center on the left side were Letlow and Tiny Engebretsen. The return of Darrell Lester to the lineup at center has the coaches breathing easier, and Ookie Miller, a prize package from the Chicago Bears via the Cleveland Rams, has all the appearance of a natural at the position, and a record to back it up. Of the new men, Richard Anderson of Iowa looks like a good pro bet, although like Zeke Hunt of Bradley Tech and Roy Schoemann of Marquette he still has to stand the test of his first actual post-graduate scrimmage. That probably will come Wednesday morning...WORKS WITH STARS: Weisgerber punted, passed and ran from the fullback position, 


AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, who have been practicing before interested throngs for more than a week, closed the doors to the public today as Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered secret drills for his NFL squad. The public will not get another chances to see the team until the night of Friday, Sept. 2, when the Packers will stage a full length intra-squad contests at City stadium. Labor day, Sept. 5, they will play an exhibition contest at Ironwood, Mich., against the Cedar Rapids Crushers, and Sunday, Sept. 11, they will open their league schedule against the Cleveland Rams here. For the present, Lambeau plans no changes in his squad personnel, as he wishes to witness the performance of each athlete under fire. Thus far, he has been impressed with the facility with which the new men have caught onto the Packer system and its signals. "We want to keep our formations and style of defense a secret from everyone," he said, and so will practice behind the fence from now on. Police protection will be provided, he added, to assure the secrecy of the drills. The squad met at Hotel Northland last night for a skull drill, at which time several new plays were added and all assignments were checked over. A number of the men, as is Coach Lambeau, are planning to attend the fifth annual All Star game at Chicago a week from tomorrow night...HAVE ROUGH WEEK: The first rough work was given the men yesterday and today, and scrimmage will be ordered for later in the week, probably Thursday and Saturday, although the session will go ahead Wednesday if the men appear to be ready for it. Lambeau said the passing and punting were OK for this early in the season. The team tried out its new blocking dummies yesterday, when players donned their pads for the first time. There also was a stretch of open field running, with almost all the backs taking their turns carrying the ball. Joe Laws, veteran right halfback, starred during the drill. Dick Weisgerber, Williamette fullback, is also beginning to shape up as a talented ball lugger and Lambeau is anxious to see him working under the hear. The coach is stressing all the way through that the Cleveland contest Sept. 11 is likely to be one of the most trying on the Packer schedule. The Rams have rebuilt completely since last fall, and have added some of the best known players in collegiate football, including Joe Routt of the Texas Aggies and Corby Davis of Indiana. The Packer squad will be increased before the first league game by six men now working with All Star elevens. They are Marty Schreyer, tackle; Andy Uram, halfback; and Cecil Isbell, halfback, all with the Western All Stars - and John Lock, fullback; Leo Katalinas, tackle; and Bill Smith, end, all with the Eastern All Stars.


AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Chas in excess of $150, together with checks, keys and personal belongings, were lost in four sneak thefts reported to police yesterday. Richard "Red" Smith, assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers, lost his purse containing $60 in cash, a Packer check, and a notebook with some valuable data from the dressing room at the Packer stadium. The thieves took his trousers as well.


AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Having taken their opening bows before interested crowds of spectators, tried out their uniforms before photographers, and in general steamed up preliminary chatter in the professional football picture, the Green Bay Packers yesterday ducked behind closed gates to settle down to the drudgery of gridiron practice. There are a thousand things which must be discussed and attempted by a large squad and its coaches, and Coach E.L. Lambeau has decided to do them without benefit of an audience. A few folks were peeping around the edges of the fence yesterday, but most of them were shooed away as the Packers worked on offensive plays, through the line, around end and over the top....BACKS GIVEN WORK: They started with routine offensive assignments, the backfield getting the most work including Pete Tinsley and Herman Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett and Dick Beauregard at left halfback, Joe Laws and Arnold Herber at right half, and Eddie Jankowski and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. Dick Weisgerber also came in for some attention at the latter post. Early trends may be buried in the routine of beginning drills, but a fair guess would indicate that the Packers will place increased emphasis upon speed this season. Several of the plays depend upon rapid-fire ball handling and precision, suggesting that Coach Lambeau has decided to gear up his running and blocking backs to a new speed standard...PLENTY OF LIFE: The Packers ripped through the workout displaying the same fire and pep which has characterized all their practice periods to date. They are smoked up 50 percent higher than they were at the same time last summer, when they were preparing for the All Stars. They will meet each other in an intra-squad game at City stadium Friday night, Sept. 2; they will travel to Ironwood, Mich., to engage the Cedar Rapids Crushers Monday, Sept. 5; and they'll open their NFL season here Sunday, Sept. 11, against the Cleveland Rams...MISS THE MARK: The Packer passers weren't hitting the mark at all yesterday, their tosses displaying the usual early season erratic courses, and several times when the flips were in the right spot, the intended receivers dropped them. No one was the least bit worried about that angle, as it always takes a few days for the aerialists to file down their sights. Herber, Bob Monnett and Paul Miller did the bulk of the passing, with Joe Laws chipping in for a few. It was a hot day, the temperature being alleviated by a good breeze, and when Coach Lambeau called a 10-minute rest period, the men leaped for the water spray, manipulated by trainer Dave Woodward. They returned to dummy scrimmage, and suddenly out of the maze of signals leaped the old familiar Herber to Hutson, down the alley forward pass. Herber 


AUG 25 (Green Bay) - There probably won't be any changes in the Green Bay Packers personnel until the arrival of the six men who are appearing with Western and Eastern All Star elevens in exhibition games against National league opposition. Art Buck, the Carroll college quarterback who has been working for a place on the Green Bay squad, reported yesterday to talk things over with Coach Curly Lambeau, but he wound up by turning in his uniform and heading back to Waukesha. Buck faced a tough decision. He looked good with the Packers; good enough, probably, to have received a playing contract within a week or so. He did some fancy passing, was one of the fastest men on the squad, appeared tough, smart and heavy. But he weighed only 172 pounds, and when his college offered him an assistant coaching spot with the Pioneers for the fall, he was tempted mightily to take it. Buck looks frail, but he isn't. Remember Paul Miller fooled the folks when he hopped off that train from South Dakota. Buck was good for 60 minutes in any college game, and as a 440 man and half miler with the Carroll track team he was one of the swiftest men in Midwestern football. He'd have made considerable more money playing with the Packers this fall than he will coaching at Carroll. So Art thought it over at length, and decided to cast his lot with the coaching profession. He'll be working under Coach Johnny Breen with the Pioneer gridmen this fall, and will be seen in that capacity when Carroll braces for an invasion by St. Norbert...A few pickups from the pro football picture: More than half of the 20 players picked on the prominent All-America teams last fall now are making bids with NFL squads. 12 are trying to make the professional grade, three are still in school, and the remaining five either are coaching or in business...Doug Locke, former St. Mary's of Texas back, is the smallest player ever to try for a berth in pro football. The 136-pounder is making his bid in the camp of the New York Giants and probably will make the grade...When Sammy Baugh flew to Washington to join the Redskins, his plane arrived just before that carrying Doug Corrigan, and he was mobbed by the crowd....A bellhop interceded with Art Rooney to give his friend a trial with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and that's how Bill Davidson, the Pirates' best quarterback last fall, got his chance in the National league...The Redskins will have two southpaw passers to help out Baugh this fall...Roy Campbell, Western Maryland, and Jim Abbitt, Elon, both throw left-handed and both completed passes over 50 yards in the air last fall...Drew Ellis, former Texas Christian tackle, who weighs 214 pounds, is the smallest tackle on the Philadelphia Eagles' squad, but he's holding down a first string position...The Brooklyn football Dodgers will have the only player without college experience in pro football...Robert Campbell, back from Euclid, Ohio, got his grid experience in the United States Army.


AUG 25 (Green Bay) - In a surprise move, occurring 24 hours ahead of the announced schedule, Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered the Green Bay Packers through an hour's scrimmage yesterday, for the first time this season. The men, divided into two teams, with frequent substitutions in order, battled each other back and forth for nearly an hour. All of the players participated except Carl Mulleneaux, end, who had a slight hip bruise and relaxed during the heavy work. The Packers showed up better at the rough stuff they did during dummy scrimmage the preceding day. They cuffed and clawed at each other for the entire period, and out of the struggle came some good news for Green Bay football fans. For one thing - if Packer boosters have been losing sleep during the last winter worrying about Arnold Herber's right arm, injured in the 1937 All Star game, they can turn over right now and get a good night's rest. Herber rained passes all over the field during the practice session, and the timing was vastly improved over Tuesday's aerial display, with several of the backs and ends grabbing off some spectacular catches...NEW MEN GOOD: And another thing - some of the new men are likely to earn preference positions in the Green Bay lineup a lot sooner than fans anticipate, if their work at the starting scrimmage is any criterion. Baby Ray, gigantic Vanderbilt tackle, and Tom Jones, veteran Bucknell guard, drew repeated praise of the coaches for their work on defense and while the blocking of many of the players had not been sharpened to midseason form, there was plenty to crow about on offense. At the start of the period a group was sent outside the practice field for work on punting and receiving. The kickers were Swede Johnston, Herber, Dick Weisgerber, Clarke Hinkle and Pete Tinsley, while on the receiving line were Eddie Jankowski, Paul Miller, Dick Beauregard, Joe Laws and Herman Schneidman. Darrell Lester did the centering for the punters...SHAKE MONNETT LOOSE: The rest of the team worked out plays inside the fence, their object appearing to be to shake elusive little Bobby Monnett loose on a variety of ground-gaining maneuvers. Monnett was the only back used for a time, and starting with him on the offensive side of the scrimmage line were Wayland Becker and Fred Borak at ends, Champ Seibold and Frank Butler at tackles, Buckets Goldenberg and Frank Barnhart at guards, and Ookie Miller at center. This crew had a world of trouble denting a defensive line which at times displayed rockbound tenacity. It included Bernie Scherer and Milt Gantenbein at the wings, Bill Lee and Ray at tackles, Nick Miketinac and Jones at guards, in the six-man setup. A theoretical center backed up the line...BREAK UP PLAYS: Several times Monnett dodged through and broke in the clear, but on a number of occasions the defenders smashed through and broke up the plays, Jones and Ray being particularly effective. While this was going on, the kickers moved inside the park and tried filing their sighs on the goal posts, the same group attempting both extra point boots and placements, finally winding up by trying kickoffs. They clicked at the posts with deadly accuracy. At one point Paul Miller chirped up to bet Hinkle a cigar on a 30-yard kick, and Hinkle promptly split the poles to win the wager...CHANGES IN LINEUPS: There were numerous changes in the dummy scrimmage lineups, the offensive team eventually including Eddie Brett and Borak at ends, Lyle Sturgeon and Les Chapman at tackles, Barnhart and Tiny Engebretsen at guards and Bunny Schoemann at center. Schoemann turned in some sharp blocking, among others. The offense dug in and shook Monnett loose a few times. Fifteen minutes were spent on punt formation work, with one team drilling on protection for its kickers, and another trying to punch through and block the attempts. Herber did the booting at first, getting off several kicks, although he was hurried on most of them. Lee almost blocked one punt, and a moment later Gantenbein slid through to smear the kicker. Scherer and Seibold also came close to blocking punts. Paul Miller, Weisgerber and Johnston were the protective backs for Herber, and when Hinkle took over the assignment. Laws, Monnett and Tinsley tried holding 'em out...MILT BROKE THROUGH: Zeke Hunt, Bradley Tech center, was used on the defensive team at that position. Later Tinsley and Weisgerber alternated punting with Beauregard, Schneidman and Jankowski the other three backs. Gantenbein came in with extreme speed on several occurrences. Then Coach Lambeau ordered the scrimmage. His first offensive team had Hutson and Gantenbein at the ends, Seibold and Lee at tackles, Russ Letlow and Goldenberg at guards, Ookie Miller at center, Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Paul Miller and Herber at halfbacks and Hinkle at full. This eleven opposed a defensive group including Wayland Becker and Fred Borak at ends, Ray and Frank Butler at tackles, Barnhart and Jones at guards, Schoemann at center, Johnston at quarter, Laws and Monnett at halves and Jankowski at full...BREAK INTO CLEAR: On the first scrimmage play of the season, despite a defensive offside, the man with the ball shook Hinkle loose on a wide slice off left tackle, and he broke into the clear, heading for an apparent touchdown. The Packers mussed up a pass play on the second try, Herber hitting Gantenbein on the head, but the third play was executed perfectly, Herber firing a hot one to Hutson, who speared it on the dead run in the flat zone for a 12-yard gain. The plays rolled along, as Coach Lambeau made frequent substitutions in both personnels. Herber hit Gantenbein, Hinkle and Hutson for successive pass gains...PASS IS BLOCKED: Borak came through fast on several occasions to spoil pass attempts, and Brett also blocked one of Herber's tosses. Presently the teams reversed sides. Brett started off the new trend by spearing a long, and then a short pass from Monnett, looking hot on both catches. Laws also snagged a long toss from Monnett, running in fast from the right side of the field to make the catch. Later Frank Butler smothered Laws on a pass play. The practice ended with a routine signal drill.



AUG 25 (Green Bay) - With a fine improved stadium at their disposal, and four outstanding home games booked for their approval, Green Bay Packer fans are losing no time lining up their ticket reservations for the 1938 season, Sales Director E.A. (Spike) Spachmann announced today. Spachmann said that the deadline for 1937 seat holders to make their reservations will be Sept. 1. After that date seats won't be held, but will be offered for general sale. At present the four center sections in the south stands, including 2,200 seats, are about 75 percent sold, which means that if Green Bay fans want good seats between the 30-yard line, they had better move rapidly. Many reservations for season tickets already have been received from out of town...WIDE PRICE RANGE: Prices for the season seats at $4, $5, $6, $7 and $10, and purchasers can save one dollar by obtaining their reservations in advance, as the ante will upped 50 cents for single tickets to the Chicago Bear and Detroit Lion games. Season tickets will be out in the mail well in advance of the first game, many having been sent already. Those who do not receive their tickets by mail may pick them up at the Legion building headquarters. A new and more satisfactory arrangement will be made this fall at the ticket booths, with eight windows in service, and each marked distinctly by price and sections. Additional turnstiles also have been added to accommodate the crowd...SOLD AT EAST END: All tickets in the new east horseshoe stands will be sold at the east end of the stadium; boys' tickets will be sold on the north side; south and main stand, and west stand seats at the main booth. New broadcasting, press and public address accommodations have been made at the top of the south stands, the p.a. system now being controlled entirely from the new booth. All stadium seats have been painted green, with red trimmings, and the clock and scoreboard have been moved atop the east stands, and placed on three poles. Additional toilet facilities, and building of a special section for youngsters, were other changes in the 1937 setup.


AUG 26 (Green Bay) - One week from tonight, the Green Bay Packers will make their first competitive appearance of the 1938 football season, and there are a thousand things to be done in the intervening time, Coach E.L. Lambeau made clear to his players following another intensive scrimmage session, second of the year, yesterday. An intra-squad game, with players divided into two teams, will be conducted at City stadium Friday evening, Sept. 2, and three days later the Packers will be transported to Ironwood, Mich., to meet the Cedar Rapids Crushers in an exhibition game. These combats will be preliminary to the opening of the NFL season here Sunday, Sept. 11, with the Cleveland Rams as opposition. With the veteran players rounding into shape satisfactorily, the attention of coaches in yesterday's scrimmage was directed principally at the new material, most of which looked good enough to bring favorable comments from Lambeau. "We found out lots of things," he said. "We found that we have plenty to work on, and that we are a long way from game time and the goal we are trying to attain. The backfield is slower than it should be, and the deception is lacking, although no more so than can be expected at the second scrimmage of the season. It takes time for the men to come up with classy ball handling."...ATTITUDE IS O.K.: "But the players are all working hard and fighting hard, and if they maintain their present attitude, the coming week should see some vast improvements." Lambeau was undecided as to whether he would order another scrimmage for tomorrow. Several of the Packers were shaken up in the first rough workouts and yesterday Carl Mulleneaux, end, and Zeke Hunt were excused from scrimmage, and Les Chapman, tackle, didn't see much service. During the drill Frank Butler, tackle, was knocked out bur resumed play, and Baby Ray bumped a calf and bounded under protest. Outstanding in the scrimmage were Fred Borak, husky Creighton end; Tom Jones, guard who has been thoroughly tested in the pro gridiron fire; Bunny Schoemann, Marquette center who is beginning to attract attention of the Packer coaches; and three tackles, Ray, Bill Lee, and Frank Butler...TOUGH AT TACKLES: Ray and Lee are beginning to shape up as a formidable tackle combination, but Butler, who stayed in Chicago after the All Star game last season and was shifted to tackle from center when he reported this fall, is making definite progress in his new position. The Packers will gather at the Hotel Northland tonight for a skull practice, at which many new plays will be given out. Lambeau expected by that time to make up his mind regarding tomorrow's scrimmage, depending upon how his battered players appear this evening. Early in yesterday's scrimmage, Joe Laws hooked off a forward pass from Monnett and went over for a touchdown, Clarke Hinkle adding the placement...WEISGERBER HITS LINE: The team which just had been scored upon drove back, and aided by a 5-yard penalty, Dick Weisgerber plunged through for a first down. The offensive team was having trouble holding out Buckets Goldenberg, guard, at that stage. The advance was stopped, and Arnold Herber quick kicked out to Laws. With one yard to go for a first down, Herman Schneidman bulled through on a perfectly executed quarterback sneak for 10 yards, and a moment later Laws flipped a short pass to Borak for another first down. With third down and nine to go, Monnett faded back and sailed a 15-yard forward pass to Wayland Becker, who speared the ball and scampered for another touchdown. They conceded the extra point to make it 4 to 0...PUT ON STEAM: Assistant Coach Red Smith started a gripe about a momentary lack of spirit, and the team promptly fired up the stoker again. Herber and Bernie Scherer put together a successful pass, Scherer picking it off in the clear and stepping out of bounds. The team moved past midfield, at which point Herber's fourth down pass failed and the ball switched hands. On the next play Hinkle fumbled while bumping through left tackle, and Baby Ray recovered for the defensive team. Herber immediately started slinging passes again, one being knocked down by Dick Anderson, center backing up the line. Herber, rushed by Borak, got off a hurried pass which was intercepted by Laws as Lambeau declared the "half" ended...THERE GOES HINKLE: After a rest period, and a liberal outpouring of substitutions by the coach, Hinkle broke loose on a 30-yard jaunt off left tackle. The offensive team tried to shake Paul Miller loose, but the blocking was smeared by the defense. Herber tried to hit Hinkle with a couple of forward passes, but missed. Herber started doing some ball lugging, and did it well. He smacked Hutson with a short pass, but the receiver was nailed hard by Swede Johnston for no gain. Hinkle rammed through right tackle for a first down on the 11-yard line, driving hard and low, and on the next play Herber passed over the left side of the line to Paul Miller for a touchdown. Herber held the ball as Dick Weisgerber kicked the extra point, making the score 14 to 7. A short time later Miller dropped a punt, the ball being recovered by Gantenbein, his teammate, and lateraled to Pete Tinsley for a sizeable return. The offensive team moved in, aided by a successful Herber to Weisgerber forward pass. Herber fired a short pass over center, but Anderson knocked it when it came down. Anderson promptly sheared over two opponents to clear the way for Laws, and the speedy halfback broke into the clear for a big gain. Butler, rushing Monnett on a pass play, had the wind knocked out of him, was revived, and continued in his spot at right tackle, where he had been doing some hot work. Russ Letlow rushed Monnett and spoiled another pass play, after which Johnston punted to Dick Beauregard, in the shadow of the defenders' goal posts. They worked out a weird play that gobbled up 60 yards. Herber sailed a pass to Gantenbein, who lateraled to Letlow, who lateraled to Beauregard, who lateraled to Eddie Brett, the series convulsing the other players and moving the team well out of the danger zone. Maybe the Bears won't have let them get away with it. On the next play a Herber to Weisgerber pass play gained 15 yards, but the same combination missed on another attempt. Herber passed to Brett, who shook off Monnett and Johnston successfully to cross the goal line for a touchdown.


AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Natives of Ironwood, Mich., where the Packers will play Labor day against the Cedar Rapids Crushers, are making plans to take both teams on a sight-seeing tour of the Gogebic country on Sunday, the day before the game. The contest will be played at the Luther L. Wright high school stadium, seating 5,000, and the Holy Trinity Sports club of Ironwood, sponsor, is anticipating a complete sellout. The Bessemer High School band and the Sons of the American Legion drum and bugle corps will give demonstrations between halves. Packer fans interested in making their reservations early may write to the Ironwood Pharmacy, or Tickner's Pharmacy in that city...Johnny Blood McNally, playing coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has played more games against the Chicago Bears than any other active league players. Including post-season games, as well as those with the old Pottsville Maroons, Duluth Eskimos and Green Bay Packers, Blood has appeared against the Bears 27 times, and isn't through yet. The teams he played with defeated the Bears 11 times, lost 12 and tied four...Ralph (Primo) Miller, former Packer now with the Cleveland Rams, arrived early for practice by mistake. His order to report said "Aug. 16", but the "6" was scratched out and Primo, who received the letter Aug. 10, was positive he would be very late. He burned out brakes and clutch on his car getting from San Antonio, Texas, to Cleveland, and was all apologies for an apparently late arrival. He was a very happy man when he found out that the date in the notification was a stenographic error, and that he wasn't to be fined for a tardy appearance. To take care of his expenses until training started, he began selling season ticket books for the Ram home games in downtown office buildings.


AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Richard (Red) Smith, usually non-committal about football prospects early in the season, share the Lambeau optimism this year. "A few of those boys really know how to charge," he says in speaking of the rookie linemen, but he mentions no names. The assistant Packer coach believes that "if things continue to break the way they have been, we'll have a great team." And he is in a position to know. Smith set some kind of a record for endurance last week when he caught a baseball doubleheader at Hopkinsville, Ky., and then drove all night to be present for the opening Packer practice. He left the ball team, which he manages, in first place. Since he left, however, it has dropped into second. Last year in his first season as manager of the Brewers' southern farm he pulled the club of the Kitty league cellar to second place...Buford Ray, Packer freshman tackle from Vanderbilt, actually prefers the nickname "Baby" to his regular given name. Doesn't think "Buford" is masculine enough. Incidentally, John Walter, Press-Gazette sports editor, won a scavenger hunt at a party recently by showing up with Ray when the directions were to get something "unusual". Ray was selected by three votes over a crawfish brought in by another party goer...There are other nicknames that will be common in grid conversation this fall. Tom Jones, veteran guard from Bucknell, is known to intimates as "Potsy". He received the tag as a result of early football admiration for the Pottsville Maroons. Jones played two years with the Frankford (Philadelphia_ Yellowjackets, and five with the New York Giants. He was captain at Bucknell university in 1931. Also was on the boxing and baseball teams..."We'll do a little shoving around ourselves this year," promises Hugo Bezdek, the Cleveland Rams coach. Bezdek says his boys are through being the National league's doormat...His prize tackle, Vic Markov of Washington, has been selected captain of the College All-Star team at Chicago. Other coaches also look to big years. From his training camp at Delafield, Wis., George Halas, Chicago Bear coach, selects Ferdinand Dreher, 6 foot 3 inch Colorado end, as best of the newcomers. Milan Creighton of the Chicago Cardinals expects great things from Dwight Sloan, Arkansas passing ace...Here is one the coaches will be scrambling over in about three years. Ohio State university has a sophomore back weighing 220 pounds, stands a couple of inches over six feet. Probably will play left halfback because he is an excellent runner, passer and kicker. If he isn't a pro back made to order, there is no such animal. His name is Don Scott, and he hails from Canton, Ohio. Meanwhile, watch Dick Weisgerber of the Packers. He is the New Jersey boy who went all the way to Williamette in Oregon for a college education. He also kicks, runs and passes. Red Smith has followed his development since he was a high school player...Don Hutson has just as much spirit as any of them, and on many occasions he has proved his desire to win. Still, Don has been around for three years, and he knows that all that glitters on a practice field is not gold. Asked his opinion of the squad, he drawled, "I'll tell you more about that after the Bear game."



AUG 27 (Green Bay) - The Packers finished up their first official week of drills and scrimmages today with no serious injuries, no slackening of their intensive team spirit, and a half promise from Coach E.L. Lambeau that they may be released from practice on Sunday. The latter development, Lambeau indicated, depended entirely upon how the men looked in today's drill. Except for an assortment of bumps and bruises, scattered liberally throughout the squad as a result of two consecutive scrimmage sessions, the Packers had nothing to worry about in the way of casualties. Carl Mulleneaux, star freshman end who did not scrimmage because of a hip bruise, was back in action yesterday. Some of the older performers stile the show from the first year men yesterday. Clarke Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski teamed up in a spectacular field goal kicking drill, with Hinkle booting 'em in from all angles and Jankowski looking particularly adept at the shorter distances. Don Hutson, who has caught a Packer pass or two in his day, turned in some uncanny receiving, snaring half a dozen aerials in brilliant style. One of them was a fancy one-handed effort that had the whole squad snorting approval...IRON OUT MISTAKES: In general,


Coach Lambeau and Assistant Coach Red Smith worked principally to iron out mistakes which appeared during Wednesday and Thursday scrimmage sessions, rectifying faults in every department. Their principal objective was to speed up the offense, gearing the shift to a more effective standard. Last night the players assembled at the Hotel Northland for an intensive skull drill, at which they were given 12 new plays. These will be tried out and polished in scrimmage, probably next week. There will be lots of action during the next 10 days. Coach Lambeau and some of the men will attend the All Star game at Chicago Wednesday night, but not a practice will be missed because of it. They will leave on an afternoon train Wednesday and return immediately after the game...PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT: Friday night the entire squad will participate in a colorful intra-team game, regulation length, at City stadium. The contest will start at 8 o'clock, and in general the new men will be pitted against the veterans, although a quarterback will have to be loaned the freshmen. A straight admission price of 50 cents will be charged, and there will be no reserved seas. "We promise the fans every bit of their money's worth," Lambeau commented. Dick Weisgerber joined Hinkle and Jankowski at booting yesterday, and did some fair work for the time he worked. His punting also is improving greatly, and fans probably will have a chance to watch his kicking next Friday...PASSES FILED DOWN: The passing appeared to be getting better, although it sill hasn't reach mid-season form - nor so the coaches expect it to at this early date. Once the intra-squad game is cleared away, the Packers will have a weekend rest before tackling the Cedar Rapids Crushers at Ironwood, Mich., Labor Day. Then they will return home and settle down to prepare a reception fo the Cleveland Rams in the NFL opener here Sept. 11.



AUG 29 (Green Bay) - One week of watching the Green Bay Packers from the sidelines was enough for Henry Bruder. The veteran blocking quarterback, former Northwestern university star, walked into Coach E.L. Lambeau's office last weekend and announced: "I can't retire just yet. Give me a contract." He got it, was handed a list of Packer plays, and reported to the Green Bay gridiron squad this morning as the team wound itself up for its intra-squad game, scheduled at City stadium next Friday evening. Lambeau expected that his three Eastern All Stars - John Lock, Leo Katalinas and Bill Smith - who played against the Philadelphia Eagles in an exhibition game last week, will arrive today or early tomorrow. As the coach surveyed his squad today he found that the men, excused from drills yesterday, were severely shaken up from last week's scrimmage sessions, and he decided against ordering another similar workout for today. Tomorrow, he said, the Packers who are able to scrimmage will have a rough test...LESTER IS SICK: Darrell Lester, giant center, is sick in bed with the flu, and the following men all have injuries sufficiently important to keep them from an immediate scrimmage - Russ Letlow, Don Hutson and Herman Schneidman. Lambeau said today that he planned to split up his squad in interesting fashion for Friday night's clash, for which a straight admission of 50 cents will be charged. One team will be drawn with an eye principally for its running attack, with the passing phase secondary, while the other team will include a few hot aerial combinations, and less talent on the ground...TWO OFFENSE TYPES: The mix should develop into an interesting struggle between the two types of offense, and a large crowd is anticipated. Bruder announced that he was in fine shape for the season, and hoped to see plenty of service. He is starting his eight consecutive season as a Packer, and during that period he has been one of the most conscientious and valuable men to wear a Green Bay uniform. Sent to the obscure blocking quarterback position early in his professional career, rarely passing or carrying the ball. Bruder lent a new color to that role and won recognition as a highly important cog in the Packer championship campaigns. Cheerful and easy to know, he is one of the most popular men on the squad...JUST FOLLOW HANK: Bruder has become known as an extremely vicious blocker and hard tackler. He hits with extreme force, and many a Packer gain has been attained by ball luggers who picked out the back of his jersey and elected to follow it. Bruder's weight remains constant around 200. At Northwestern he won the nickname of "Hard Luck Hank" because of his frequent injuries and illnesses, but his jinx didn't follow him into the pro game, and several times he has done 60 minutes at his arduous position. By intercepting or receiving passes, and occasionally carrying the ball, Bruder has done a lot of scoring for the Packers. He ranks sixth on the all-time Green Bay scoring list, having accounted for 15 touchdowns and four extra points in his seven seasons here. He has totaled 94 points, 15 less than Curly Lambeau, who was an active scoring player from 1921 to 1927...LETTER FROM SAUER: Coach Lambeau received a letter today from George Henry Sauer, assistant coach of an All Star team which will play the Chicago Bears at Providence Sept. 1, in which Sauer stated that Johnny Howell, husky Nebraska back, is anxious to sign a Packer contract. Lambeau made immediate efforts to get in touch with Howell. He believed until today that his efforts to sign the field general and forward passer had failed.


AUG 29 (Green Bay) - Bids will be opened in the Legion building at 8 o'clock tonight on concessions for the four home games of the Green Bay Packers, it is announced by H.J. Bero, chairman of the grounds committee. Bero also reminded all prospective stadium workers that they must report to him in the Legion building at 7 o'clock tomorrow evening. The group will include ushers, fence watchers, ticket takers and others who work at the home games.


AUG 29 (Green Bay) - Whenever a sporing event shoves into sight on the horizon, and the time approaches when people should be told about it, the simplest way of attracting their attention is to hang the affair onto some personality and forget about it. Because nobody else will. Even in Fox River Valley conference competition, sports fans pop up in much huskier numbers when the visiting team carries an individual capable of kicking, passing or running a bit better than anyone else in the league. Consequently, the pregame publicity building usually centers around the team's star or stars. The Pittsburgh professional football team, which has what one would regard as sufficient color in the person of playing coach Johnny Blood McNally - as he now signs his name - is going completely overboard in building up the personality of Byron (Whizzer) White, the miraculous all-America halfback from Colorado, who apparently is capable of doing everything just a shade better than anyone else. Tons of publicity pour weekly from the Pittsburgh office, and if White's name doesn't reach up and call to you from the first paragraph, you won't have to look any deeper than the second. Whizzer White, Whizzer White, Whizzer White, read the Pittsburgh press released. This is a significant development, because it is going to make the turnstiles at City stadium bounce around this season - whirl around so fast that they won't be even able to speak to each other as they pass. Ever since the Green Bay Packers started making official faces at the Chicago Bears, back in 1921, the game with the Bruins has been the No. 1 drawing card on the Green Bay schedule. Last year, almost all the people the stadium could hold happened around on that fateful afternoon, and set a new attendance record in the process.Great was the surprise and delight of the Packer corporation on a later weekend when the Detroit Lions, for the first time in history, outdrew the Bears and smeared the lusty young attendance record which just had been set. Now, everyone comes to see the Bear game. It is professional football's greatest tradition. With very small doubt, the attendance mark again will knuckle under when Bears and Packers collide at the enlarged stadium this fall, because fans from far places will realize that they can drive to Green Bay and be assured of accommodations, even at the last minute. And very likely, that new record will be cast aside when the mighty Lions of Detroit, one of the game's most colorful teams, roar into City stadium. But with Johnny Blood and Whizzer White in the same lineup, working behind one of the toughest and most durable lines in all of football history, the Pittsburgh-Green Bay game very well may create an all-time attendance record for football games locally. Your Packer fan hasn't forgotten Blood, and he won't miss a chance to get a look at White. The guy may be as good as they say he is.



AUG 30 (Green Bay) - A football team geared principally for punch on the ground, and another eleven drawn to place its chief reliance upon successful use of the forward pass, will oppose each other at City stadium Friday night in the community's first football game of 1938. Both will consist of Green Bay Packers. Coach E.L. Lambeau today announced that his tentative starting lineups are about set, and the composition of the teams are believed to be such that a colorful, entertaining games - at 50 cents per head - will be offered the spectators. The ground team will have in its starting lineup Wayland Becker and Milt Gantenbein at ends, Champ Seibold and Bill Lee at tackles, Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg at guards, Ookie Miller at center, Herman Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett and Joe Laws at halfbacks, and Eddie Jankowski at fullback...ATTACK THROUGH AIR: The aerials will start Don Hutson and Carl Mulleneaux at ends, Baby Ray and Frank Butler at tackles, Nick Miketinac and Tom Jones at guards, either Darrell Lester or Bunny Schoemann at center, Swede Johnston at blocking back, Paul Miller and Arnold Herber at halves, and


either Dick Weisgerber or Clarke Hinkle at full. Because of the Packers' greater manpower this season, the game will be regulation in every respect. It will go full length, and will include kickoffs, as well as all the formalities of the regular game. It will start at 8:15. Leo Katalinas, Catholic university tackle, who weighs 240 pounds, and John Lock, Fordham fullback, joined the team yesterday. Katalinas turned up with an injured leg, received against the Philadelphia Eagles last week, but he didn't have anything that trainer Dave Woodward doesn't expect to iron out in a week or ten days. Lock is in fine shape...URAM, ISBELL HERE: On the bench Friday night will be Andy Uram, Minnesota halfback, and Cecil Isbell, Purdue half, fresh from tomorrow night's All Star game at Chicago. Neither will get into the game. The status of Marty Schreyer, Purdue tackle, and Bill Smith, Marshall end, remains in doubt. Schreyer, drawn by the Packers in the draft, and under contract to Green Bay, incurred a severe knee injury while training with the All Stars in Chicago, and may not be able to compete. Coach Lambeau is making no decision on his case until he sees him, and he left for Chicago to arrange an interview. Smith pulled a tendon in his leg against the Eagles, and did not come west with Katalinas and Lock. He said that he might to prefer to wait a year before starting his pro career, and at present is resting his injury in the east...LAWS VS. HERBER: Returning to the Friday night game subject, Lambeau expressed the opinion that the veteran team headed by Field General Laws might be stronger than the other, but that the passing team should click often enough on its tosses to cause considerable trouble. Most of the passing, needless to say, is expected to originate from Field General Herber. Both teams will keep their styles of defense secret. In all, 17 new men will appear in Packer uniforms at the stadium. The squad worked yesterday morning on offense entirely, aiming to perfect its timing. The spirit was intense throughout the practice, most of the men being hoarse when it was finished. A lengthy scrimmage was planned by Coach Lambeau for today.


AUG 30 (Green Bay) - One could almost smell the acrid odor of burning leaves in the air the past week. Cool nights, wind out of the northwest, early twilight all remind one that summer is fleeting and fall is at hand. The All-Star game will usher in the season of pigskinitis with grand fanfare this week, but Green Bay's interest in the annual classic is not turned to the pitch it was last year at this time. Green Bay is nervously awaiting the opening of the schedules of its famous Packers, its St. Norbert eleven in a new stadium, its impressive high school teams. Football is part of the very lifeblood of this nation, of which fact the nation is proud. We all want to see our teams win and locally we have surprisingly good fortune that way, but most of all folks want to get out there again in the stands, wool blankets wrapped around legs, snow or rain perhaps beating in faces or a sun losing its heat playing on hunched backs, and yell support, eat hamburgers and drink pop, leap to their feet when a heart-stopper happens, and go home limp as last week's dishrag. It's all football.


AUG 31 (Green Bay) - Scraps from the home sports desk while the rest of the boys view the All Stars at Chicago: Martin Schreyer, the Purdue tackle, probably will not report to the Packer at all. The leg injury which is keeping him out of the Collegians' lineup against Washington tonight may cause him to pass up a pro grid career. He was considered one of the finest line prospects of the rookie crop. A second who will not be seen here in action is Bill Smith, end from Marshall college, hurt in the all-star game against Philadelphia last week. Such goings-on may cause the pro coaches to put exhibition game restrictions on the boys they sign. The Packers lost George Maddox, Kansas State all-America tackle, in the same manner just before the 1935 season got underway....Manifestation of pro football interest in the motion picture world: On a recent trip to Los Angeles, Florence Merriman of this city met Clark Gable, screen star. "I'm from Green Bay," announced Miss Merriman. "That's where the Packers are from," mused the cause of a million feminine heart throbs. "It's a great football team." And so it ism even though Major Bowes caused a local scandal by passing it up on his recent radio broadcast. But after all, his is an amateur hour.


AUG 31 (Green Bay) - Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith of the Green Bay Packers and about 15 members of the squad left this afternoon for the game between the Washington Redskins and the College All Star at Soldier Field in Chicago tonight. Practice was held early this morning to permit time for the departure. With Coach E.L. Lambeau, who went to Chicago yesterday, they will leave immediately after the game and resume practice tomorrow morning. Carl Mulleneaux, rookie end from Utah State, became the first casualty of the season when he was taken to St. Mary's hospital yesterday afternoon with a knee injury. Mulleneaux bruised the joint in scrimmage during the morning, and was sent to the hospital by Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, late in the afternoon. Dr. Kelly does not believe that the injury is serious.


SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Fans will have their first real glimpse of the 1938 Packer lineup, now geared to a fast early-season speed and a strong defensive machine, in the intra-squad football game at City stadium tomorrow night. Coach E.L. Lambeau has drawn up two teams from the lineup for the evening's battle, which will be a full-length, regulation football game. The kickoff is scheduled for 8:15. Field General Joe Laws heads one of the teams, which has men principally noted for their running attack. The other squad, with Arnold Herber at the helm, will strive to make its gains largely through aerial plays...TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets - on a first come, first serve basis - are offered at 50 cents each. There will be no reserved seats. The fans may purchase them now at the Packer ticket office in the Legion building, which will be open all day tomorrow. Just about all of the Packers 'new talent, as well as the veterans, will be in array before the spectators. Coach Lambeau has decided to put on the game largely to show followers what is offered National league opponents this year, but the 60-minute session also will be a means of determining abilities of the individual performers...ISBELL WILL ATTEND: Cecil Isbell, Purdue halfback who won his way into the nation's sports limelight by his action in the Chicago All State game last night, will be present, although he is not to play tomorrow night. He was scheduled to arrive in the city this afternoon. Laws' ground team will have a starting line with Wayland Becker and Milt Gantenbein at ends; Champ Seibold and Bill Lee at tackles; Buckets Goldenberg and Russ Letlow at guards, Ookie Miller at center, Herman Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett and Laws at halfbacks, and Eddie Jankowski at full. The backfield will have Herber at one of the half positions and Paul Miller at the other, to start. Either Dick Weisgerber or Clarke Hinkle will start at full, while Swede Johnston is to be blocking back. Others on the starting lineup are Don Hutson and Carl Mulleneaux, ends; Baby Ray and Frank Butler, tackles; Tom Jones and Nick Miketinas, guards, and either Bunny Schoemann or Darrell Lester at center.


SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - In the light of developments at Chicago's Soldier field last night, Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers was one of the happiest fellows in pro football circles today. Lambeau, be it remembered, has the names of Cecil Isbell and Andy Uram on Packer contracts for the 1938 season. The Packers long have been known for their dangerous passing attack - they were masters at it when the Sammy Baughs, Whizzer Whites and Ray Buivids were in knee breeches - so Isbell should be right at home when he goes up there to take a shot at the professional brand of football...ACE OF BOILERMAKERS: Isbell, who played at Purdue, was one of the All Star game's standouts. He figured in two of the victors' four touchdowns, throwing one pass for 40 yards that was good for six points, and a short one later that put the ball on the one-yard line for Corby Davis to buck over the goal a play or two later. Isbell was a threat all evening and a pass pitcher took the play away from both Baugh and Whizzer White. And Andy Uram, who hails from Minnesota, warmed Lambeau's hear with his general play, to say nothing of that sparkling 46-yard run for a touchdown after intercepting a Washington Redskin pass...LOTS OF TALENT: Curly is looking for some doings this fall, what with Arnie Herber, Bob Monnett, Joe Laws and Isebll pitching to such star receivers as Don Hutson, Milt Gantenbein, Carl Mulleneaux, Paul Miller and Uram. The Packers will be given the season's first test in an intra-club game Friday night. It will go the regulation period. On Labor day, the Packers will play the Cedar Rapids, Ia., Crushers in an exhibition game at Ironwood, Mich.



SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - What the Green Bay Packers have to offer in the way of material new and old will be presented for the team's fans at City stadium tonight, when a regulation gaem will be played between picked teams from the 1938 squad. The kickoff is set for 8:15,and a straight admission fee of 50 cents will be charged. Tickets may be obtained at any time at the Legion building headquarters, or at the stadium. The indications are that the contest will be well attended. It will be Green Bay's only opportunity to see the Packers in action before the opening National league game against Cleveland here Sunday, Sept. 11...HEAD FOR IRONWOOD: A number of fans, however, are planning to drive or go by train to Ironwood, Mich., next Monday to see the Cedar Rapids Crushers put up a challenge against at the stadium. The indications are that the contest will be well attended. It will be Green Bay's only opportunity to see the Packers in action before the opening National league game against Cleveland here Sunday, Sept. 11...HEAD FOR IRONWOOD: A number of fans, however, are planning to drive or go by train to Ironwood, Mich., next Monday to see the Cedar Rapids Crushers put up a challenge against the Packers at Luther Wright high school stadium.


These two contests will be the only preseason competition for the Packers, who Coach E.L. Lambeau hopes will enter league warfare in the best possible condition. Once Cleveland is met, the Packers will have but a week to prepare for the always-hostile invasion of the Chicago Bears. Except for one or two individuals whose scrimmage bruises may keep them inactive, Green Bay fans will see the entire 1938 personnel on the turf tonight. Every feature of a regulation football game is planned, from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. No seats are reserved, as the spectators will accommodate themselves on a first-come-first-served basis...WEAR SWEAT SUITS: The Packers, clad in their grey sweatsuits, ran through a spirited practice yesterday, but they were not to work out today prior to the game. Instead, Coach Lambeau scheduled a lengthy skull drill at the Hotel Northland, at which a final rehearsal of the season plays to date was completed. A check of the players' conditions revealed that only Don Hutson and Carl Mulleneaux, a pair of valuable ends, will be unavailable for tonight's game. Both were shaken up in scrimmage, and while they were active in yesterday's drill, Lambeau doesn't care to take chances with them. The workout yesterday again stressed the stepped-up speed which will feature the Packer attack this year, and the plays began to click with mechanical precision. The Packers as yet are far from mid-season form, but Lambeau didn't hesitate to predict that spectators at tonight's game will witness some tense football...MONNETT HITS TARGET: Bob Monnett did some sharpshooting yesterday afternoon, hitting his targets on several occasions for touchdown tosses, one of the most spectacular catches being made by halfback Paul Miller. Arnold Herber also slapped the bull's eye with short over-the-line passes, showing that the Packer aerialists are filing down their sights. The running attack was not disregarded. Several backfields were organized, end Don Hutson turning in some humor by filling in at left halfback on one of the combinations. Halfback Hutson did some fancy running and passing. Leo Katalinas, tackle, and Carl Mulleneaux, end, who have been nursing left injuries, both were able to participate in the signal drills.


SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - A White team, headed by an impressive looking Joe Laws, defeated a Green squad captained by Arnold Herber as the Green Bay Packers fought it out in an intrasquad game before 3,500 at City stadium last night. The final score, with all points made in the final half, was 10 to 7. Despite a drab first two periods, the general friendliness of the two teams, and the fact that they knew each other's signals, there was plenty for Coach E.L. Lambeau to cheer about in the exhibition tilt. The tackling and all-around defensive work, particularly against the forward pass, were excellent


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An ultra-scarce pigskin that is signed by the 1938 Titletown squad, and it originates from the collection of the team's legendary trainer Dave Woodward.


for such an early season stage, and several of the new men popped up with fine displays of gridiron technique. One of the most significant indications was, perhaps, the center of the line, riddled by the absence of the two Svendsen brothers, isn't going to be any sieve for the opposing fullbacks during the 1938 season. The veteran Ookie Miller, in a fine performance, looked every inch capable of handling that tough assignment, and Green Bay fans also were delighted with the work of Roy Schoemann, husky Marquette pivot man who did some exceptional work in backing up the line. In general, it was the veteran Packers who starred. Lyle Sturgeon, tackle, connected for the first White points, kicking a 33-yard field goal midway in the third period to break a scoreless deadlock. A few plays later halfback Paul Miller skipped 15 yards through the White line on a lively bit of broken field running to score a Green touchdown, and when freshman Dick Weisgerber kicked the extra point, the score was 7 to 3 for the Greens...MONNETT GOES OVER: The status remained unchanged until the fourth period, when Bob Monnett, attempting a pass deep in Green territory, found his receivers covered and broke loose around right end to cross the line for the Whites. Eddie Jankowski kicked the point and that gave the Whites their final margin of 10 to 7. Frequent substitutions were made during the contest, and several men played on both sides. The forward passing was both spectacular and mediocre, and the reception frequently was shady. All faultiness, however, could be charged off to the early date. The first half was a pretty dull affair. The first bit of fireworks occurred after some five minutes had elapsed in the opening period, when Jankowski of the Whites slanted through his line and broke loose for a 44-yard jaunt deep into Green country, only to be overhauled by the speedy Schoemann...THROWN FOR LOSS: The penetration fell short when Bob Monnett was smeared for a 13-yard loss on a fourth down pass attempt by Milt Gantenbein, the Greens taking the ball on their own 30-yard stripe. Herber's passes started the Greens moving, the advance being checked when Herman Schneidman intercepted a toss on the White 33-yard line as the first period ended. Early in the next stanza Monnett tore through left tackle for 22 yards and a first down on the Green 49, but Weisgerber fumbled and Dick Anderson recovered for the Greens on their own 45. There followed a punt exchange and a period of activity in midfield before Monnett fumbled a punt and Bernie Scherer recovered for the Greens on the White 30. The invaluable Ookie Miller halted this trend by intercepting a pass which Herber intended for Bruder on the White 23-yard line. The Whites moved

out in a hurry. Monnett passed to Weisgerber for 19 yards, Monnett rode through the line for seven and Laws dodged to the Green 40 as the half ended, scoreless...DUCK INTO HUDDLE: The Greens pulled a fast one on the opening second half kickoff, all the players ducking back into a huddle after Paul Miller received the ball. Then they scattered in all directions, and the Whites had a tough time finding out who had the ball. Miller had kept it, and he was subdued on the Green 29-yard stripe. The Whites got their first scoring break when Swede Johnston's punt bounced off Weisgerber and was recovered by Fred Borak on the Green 27. A Laws to Monnett forward pass gained three yards, and Monnett passed to Laws, who dropped the ball in the clear. When last down arrived Monnett held the ball on the 33-yard line as Sturgeon booted a placement, sending the Whites ahead by 3 to 0. The Greens roared right back. Bruder returned the kickoff 20 yards, after which Herber passed to Paul Miller, who speared the ball on the White 37-yard line and moved it 10 yards closer to the goal. A penalty and Herber's 6-yard gain on a spinner made it first down on the 15, and Miller finished the job by shooting off left tackle, twisting and dodging his way to the goal line...KICKS EXTRA POINT: Herber held the ball as Weisgerber placekicked the extra point, sending the Greens ahead 7 to 3. Some outstanding defense work by ends Wayland Becker and Bernie Scherer hurled back the next White penetration, Johnston being chased back 30 yards on an attempted punt as the third period ended. The Greens started the final period in possession of the ball on the White 25-yard stripe, but they couldn't score, Herber being rushed by Tiny Engebretsen and Eddie Brett on a fourth down pass. On the next play Jankowski of the Whites slid off right tackle on a bruising 15-yard dash, and then Monnett whipped through the line to get away for 55 yards to the Green 1-yard line, where Schoemann, running fast, caught him and dragged him down...RECEIVERS ARE COVERED: It was wasted effort, for after two plays failed Monnett faded back to pass, found his men covered, and drove around right end for the touchdown. Laws held the ball as Jankowski booted the point, giving the Whites their final 10 to 7 margin. A long forward pass from Herber to Paul Miller moved the ball to the White 28-yard line in the Greens' possession late in the game, but failed and the leaders took the ball on downs. Johnston's punt was blocked by Becker and the ball was recovered by the ever-present Schoemann on the White 35-yard line, in the Greens' possession. Herber's second forward pass was intercepted by Ookie MIller, who got loose on a brilliant 55-yard run, carrying to the Green 10-yard stripe. At this point there were four fullbacks - Hinkle, Johnston, Lock and Jankowski - in the offensive backfield. Two plays gained six yards, a third lost 15 yards, and the Whites were preparing for a field goal as the game ended.


SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - The fifth quarter: Approximately 3,500 Green Bay fans witnessed the Packers' intra-squad game at City stadium Friday night. Playing against each other provides no adequate background for calculating team strength, but there were bright spots in the show. Brightest were the showings at center by the veteran Ookie Miller and


rookie Bunny Schoemann. Darrell Lester was kept out of the game by illness, but Miller and Schoemann eased the fears that accompanied the loss of the Svendsen brothers....Miller intercepted two forward passes, both tossed by expert Arnold Herber. He ran one back 55 yards to the Green team's 10 yard line. Schoemann made at least two remarkable rundowns after backs had broken into the clear. On one of the plays he caught Jankowski when the latter was pounding along under full steam. This is something 10 or 11 Chicago Bears failed to do last year...The ankle injury suffered by Milt Gantenbein early in the second quarter is not believed to be serious. Attending physician Dr. Robert Burns, who assists Dr. W.W. Kelly, the official team caretaker, says that the tendon has been pulled. The injury was incurred when Milt was making a tackle. His right leg became twisted under him, and both he and the ball carrier fell on it...Former Packer players served as officials. Verne Lewellen was referee, Whitey Woodin was umpire, and Jug Earpe was head linesman. The latter, one of the team's greatest linemen, has been strong in his support of Miketinac, St. Norbert guard, but last night all three merely grinned and answered, "Fine", when asked about how the team looked to them. Lewellen stated that it was enough work to follow the ball without checking the progress of any individual players...Emmett Platten, probably the city's most rabid fan, brought a good story back from Chicago. It concerns Art Rooney, Pittsburgh Pirate owner, Johnny Blood, Pirate coach, and Red Smith, Packer assistant coach. The three were sitting together during the game between the Washington Redskins and the College All Stars. Rooney waited for his highly touted Whizzer White to get into the game. Finally he appeared, and the showing was not altogether satisfactory to White fans. Said Rooney to Smith, "Our man White is making your man Isbell look awfully good tonight."...Mike Michalske, one of the outstanding guards in all grid history, was a spectator. His contract now being with Pittsburgh, many friends addressed him as "scout" and kidded him about his appearance at the field. He thought the team shows considerable promise. And has not yet decided about going to Pittsburgh. Mike would rather have tried up with the Packers...Several players made new impressions on the crowd last night. Lyle Sturgeon turned up in a kicker's role to boot the White team's field goal from the 33-yard line. Jankowski kicked one of the points after touchdown. Herman Schneidman took a turn at right end for a short time in the third quarter. Dick Weisgerber looked good in all departments and also kicked a point after touchdown. But Bob Monnett was the spotlight runner of the evening. With his wife and daughter here to cheer for him this season, Robert is apt to due some fancy stepping...Pete Tinsley, who started practice as a blocking back, turned up at guard last night. He looked better than the other rookies at that position. And probably will remain there. The former Georgia university utility strong man likes the game, and the going is never too tough for him. On one occasion last night he charged right out of his shoes. It meant his departure from the game...Bernard Scherer, starting his third year at end, had a bad time handling passes. Herber laid several right in his mitts only to see them bob out. Bernard tried play at both left and right ends, but it evidently was not his night. Still, he turned in a good defensive performance that was overlooked by the multitudes...Bernie Heselton, new Lawrence college coach, and Hank Johnston, Lawrence publicity head, were on the sidelines. Heselton is a Packer fan from way back, while he was coaching at Milwaukee East Division high school he never missed the contests in Milwaukee and drove to Green Bay for several games. He used to take his team captains with him. Eddie Jankowski is among the players who in high school were introduced to Packer play by Heselton. Mickey McCormick, St. Norbert coach, and Father Tom Fox, athletic director, also were on hand...Don Hutson, kept out of the game by minor injury, became impatient sitting on the bench. "Let me get some work," he said to Coach Curly Lambeau as the fourth quarter got underway. "Sure," the coach answered. "Put on a sweatshirt and run around the park." Curly is taking no chances. Mulleneaux also was kept out of the tussle, but he was in uniform. Buckets Goldenberg, who is in for a great year at guard, wound up with a plaster on his nose early in the fray...Misery loves company. That applies to the gridiron as well as it does anywhere else. So when Clarke Hinkle was smeared for a 15-yard loss by Miketinac and Scherer while attempting a pass, Arnold Herber walked over and said, "How do like that forward passing job, Hink?"


SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau will take 25 members of the Green Bay Packer squad to  Ironwood, Mich., Sunday night, and Monday afternoon the team will meet the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Crushers at Luther Wright high school stadium. The kickoff is set for 2 o'clock. Nearly 20 of the Packers will remain in Green Bay and will conduct a regular practice Monday morning under the supervision of Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith. This group probably will include the two latest arrivals, Andy Uram and Cecil Isbell of the Al -Americans, who will improve their time learning and running through Packer formations...DRILL NEW MEN: Coach Lambeau is anxious to use Uram and Isbell part time against the Cleveland Rams in the pro league opener here Sept. 11, and he will push their drill program as rapidly as expedient. The men remaining home from Ironwood will include both veterans and freshmen, as well as several men who are nursing slight practice injuries, and with whom the coach doesn't care to take any chances...LEAVE SUNDAY NIGHT: The Packers will leave on the Chicago and Northwestern sleeper Sunday night, and will return on the same line Monday after the game. They will plunge back into intensive drills Tuesday, in anticipation of the following Sunday's invasion by the dangerous Rams. A  considerable delegation of Green Bay fans will travel to Ironwood by motor or train to witness Monday's game. The average weight of the starting line will be 213 pounds, and the average weight in the backfield will be 198. The average of the entire team is 207, making Cedar Rapids one of the heftiest teams outside of the National league.


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DEC 13 (Green Bay) - Racking up 223 points against NFL opposition during the 1938 season, several members of the Green Bay Packer squad made impressive gains during that schedule, the official team scoring roster, covering every season since 1921, reveals. Although Clarke Hinkle, fullback, and Donald Hutson, end, leaped amazingly forward in 1938, moving ahead on the big list in great strides. Verne Lewellen, great Packer halfback of the 1924-32 era, continues to lead the all-time table with 301 points. The Packers arrive home tonight, being scheduled to reach the city at 4:47, and they will be greeted by as many loyal fans as a campaign to arouse them will attract. Despite the team's defeat at New York, its followers feel that its record in attaining the Western championship was phenomenal, and a great many of them intend to prove it by visiting the train late this afternoon...HEADED BY COACH: Not all of the players will be back, for with no post-season games scheduled for a number of the Packers have scattered for their homes immediately. It is probable, however, that some 12 or 15 of them will return to Green Bay, headed by Coach E.L. Lambeau, who experienced one of the most bitter disappointments of his life as his team fell before the Giants, 23 to 17. Two of the reasons the Packers reached the playoffs were Hinkle and Hutson, most effective scorers of the National league campaign. If Hinkle continues his play for one, or perhaps two more seasons, he has every chance of setting a new all-time Green Bay scoring record, in addition to a new mark for the league itself. The league record of 304 is held by Earl (Dutch) Clark, who has about reached the end of his playing days...GOES PAST BLOOD: During the last season Hinkle forged past Johnny Blood into second place among the all-time scorers, and now he has 239 points, 62 less than Lewellen. At Hinkle's present scoring rate he could wipe out that deficit in about one season. Hutson, handicapped by a leg injury in his last games, which undoubtedly prevented him from scoring a couple of touchdowns at least, nevertheless moving ahead impressively during 1938. He passed Curly Lambeau and stepped into fourth place, 22 points behind Blood's margin of 224...18 STILL PLAYING: There are 18 men whose names appear on the all-time list, who still are members of the Packer squad. They are Hinkle, Hutson, Hank Bruder, Bob Monnett, Buckets Goldenberg, Joe Laws, Paul Engebretsen, Milt Gantenbein, Arnold Herber, Eddie Jankowski, Paul Miller, Bernard Scherer, Carl Mulleneaux, Swede Johnston, Cecil Isbell, Andy Uram, Herman Schneidman and Wayland Becker. Lewellen has scored more touchdowns - 50 - than any other man ever to wear the Green Bay uniform. Next in line are Blood with 37, Hutson, with 33, and Hinkle with 30. The record for booting extra points still is held by Joseph (Red) Dunn, 1927-31, with 46. His closest rivals are Ernie Smith, 1935-37, with 41; Monnett, with 28; Cub Buck, 1922-25, with 24; and Hinkle, with 23..BOOT FIELD GOALS: Hinkle and Buck each has kicked 12 field goals to lead that department. Tiny Engebretsen is next in line with nine. It is interesting to note that the Packers have scored 2,936 points against National league opposition since 1921. They have gone over for 408 touchdowns, kicked 290 extra points and booted 66 field goals. Thus the team will sweep past the 3,000 mark in scoring somewhere around the middle part of the 1939 season.


DEC 13 (Green Bay) - Eight Packers, "disgusted with New York", left that city immediately after Sunday's game and arrived here last night, ahead of schedule. They are Bill Lee, Cecil Isbell, Don Hutson, Baby Ray, Buckets Goldenberg, Arnold Herber, Hank Bruder and Paul Miller. "We felt broken-hearted about it," Lee commented. "We gave them all we had, and we felt it was the toughest break we ever saw. We couldn't wait to get out of New York and back to Green Bay." The  rest of the squad arrives at 4:47 this afternoon.


DEC 13 (Green Bay) - About 1,200 feet of film, a play-by-play picture of the Giant-Packer game will be presented at the Orpheum Theater starting Thursday night through special arrangements announced today by E.R. Brennan, manager. Brennan said that Ed Thorgerson would describe the play, with the pictures running at least 20 minutes. Along with the showing the Packer short, "Pigskin Champions", will be repeated, he said, and it is also hoped to have a number of Packer players on the stage to be interviewed.


DEC 13 (Green Bay) - Hardened, veteran New York sportswriters babbled incoherently during the Green Bay Packer-New York Giants professional football game Sunday, when the championship of the National league hovered indefinitely before settling upon the Eastern division, and when those writers turned loose upon their typewriters, they broke loose with every superlative in the book. If you are fortunate enough to see the motion pictures of the game, appearing at the Orpheum Theater here later this week, you'll witness the most savagely fought, bitterly contested championship game since the playoff system started in 1933. Almost any New York newspaper could be used as an illustration of how scribes go overboard, but one example will serve to show the impression created by the contest. We'll use part of the story written by Arthur J. Daley of the New York Times: BY ARTHUR J. DALEY: The Giants and the Packers delved into the realm of fiction for a storybook football game at the Polo Grounds yesterday. In fact, fiction almost seemed too tame a medium for the thriller that the Eastern and Western champions of the NFL staged for the world title to the delirious delight of a record playoff crowd of 48,120. Right to the final seconds of a rousing battle of gridiron titans, the tension was such that something seemed bound to snap. But when the final gun sounded the New Yorkers had conquered the ponderous Packers from Green Bay, 23 to 17. Perhaps there have been better football games since Rutgers and Princeton first started the autumnal madness sixty-nine years ago, but no one in that huge crowd would admit it. This was a struggle of such magnificent stature that words seem too feeble tools for describing it. The last quarter was scoreless, but no one dared leave the park. The Packers were hammering along the ground and through the airways, applying terrific pressure to the doughty defense of the pupils of Stout Steve Owen. One long pass could win the game for them, and the Green Bay Monsters were eternally shooting at that tally. At the end the spectators were too emotionally exhausted even to try to rip down the goal posts. They stood untouched, silent sentinels of a magnificent football game. What a frenzied battle this was! The tackling was fierce and the blocking positively vicious. In the last drive every scrimmage pileup saw a Packer tackler stretched onto the ground. Oddly, however, not one of them was really hurt physically, although the battering their spirits took was tremendous. As for the Giants, they really were hammered to a fare-thee-well. Johnny Del Isola was taken to St. Elizabeth's hospital with a spinal concussion that just missed being a fractured vertebra. Ward Cuff suffered a possible fracture of the sternum. Mel Hein, kicked in the cheekbone at the end of the season quarter, suffered a concussion of the brain that left him temporarily bereft of his memory. He came to in the final quarter and finished the game. Leland Shaffer sustained a badly sprained ankle that verged on a break. The play for the full sixty vibrant minutes was absolutely ferocious. No such blocking and tackling by two football teams ever had been seen at the Polo Grounds. Tempers were so frayed and tattered that stray punches were tossed around all afternoon. This was the gridiron sport at its primitive best. Jim Poole and Jim Lee Howell gave one of the finest exhibitions of end play ever seen. They smothered Packer rushes at every turn and then when Clarke Hinkle, an all-league fullback if ever there was one, attempted to punt Howell flashed in, blocked the kick and then caught the ball before it hit the ground. The Packers had their stars in Bud Svendsen, at center, Buckets Goldenberg, Engebretsen and Russ Letlow, guards; Hinkle, Herber, Monnett and Joe Laws in the backfield.


DEC 13 (Milwaukee Journal) - Sportswriters unanimously agreed Monday that the Packer-Giants game was one of the great ball games of all time. Typical observations follow: Joe Williams, New York World Telegram - It was a great game. As a matter of fact, it was more than a great game. It was one of those Hollywood films come to life. One great team beat another great team, and the answer was in doubt up to the last second of play. The game ended with the Packers trying to throw a touchdown pass, which would have tied the score and the extra kick would have won the game. There was just as much emotion and terror in this cash and carry game as ever existed in any college game. Not only because the winning team got bigger slices of the gate receipts than the losing team. There was great pride involved. The Giants weren't going to be beaten, and the Packers weren't going to be beaten. In the end, of course, one had to be beaten. As usual, we were wrong. We picked the Packers. We make no apology for this. They played a great game. That's always enough for us. They came close - so darn close that more than 48,000 people sat there wondering if they still wouldn't win in the last second of play. Very definitely we'd say the Giants proved to be the better ball club. We haven't seen a ball club all year that followed the ball with more alertness, a line that charged with such ferocity. We do not agree with the customers who claim the Packers were unlucky because two blocked kicks and a fumble led to their defeat. That's all a part of football. And usually it's the more aggressive team that blocks kicks and retrieves bobbles. Some of the decisions the officials made still puzzle us. There were times when we thought the Packers weren't being done right. Undoubtedly we were wrong. Arthur Daley, New York Times - The Giants and the Packers delved into the realm of fiction for a storybook football game at the Polo Grounds. In fact, fiction almost seemed too tame a medium for the thriller that the eastern and western champions of the NFL staged for the world title to the delirious delight of a record playoff crowd of 48,120. Perhaps there have been better football games since Rutgers and Princeton started the autumnal madness 69 years ago, but no one in that huge crowd would admit it. This was a struggle of such magnificent stature that words seem such feeble tools for describing it. Bill Corum, New York Journal-American - The New York Giants football team which topped the Green Bay Packers was the greatest football team I have ever seen. Here was football at its absolute tops - a meeting of two teams with everything, including experience and a grim determination to win. No college outfit, dying for all the ivy that climbed a cloister wall, ever staged a grander, more determined uphill battle than the pounding Packers. That "Benedict Arnold" Herber alone was a one man eleven, who tried to betray our inspired and inspiring Giants right down the bitter, black and murky end. What a player, what a competitor, that fellow was. Jack Miley, New York Post - Remember the Notre Dame-Ohio State game three years ago? That was the super thriller. Coming from behind, the Irish, with Andy Pilney and Wayne Miller, put on the most spectacular passing attack that was ever seen in college football. The Packers almost duplicated this within in two minutes, except that they could not score. But the idea was the same. The reason the Giants won was their edge in the line. Both ends, Jim Poole and Jim Howell, played as if their lives depended on it - and maybe they did. The least the big-hearted Mr. Mara can do is to give those boys a bonus. Without them, the Giants would have been also-rans. Ward Cuff stands alone and kicks alone. He is an all-America pro if ever there was one, not only for his pedal specialty, but also because of his blocking, tackling, and pass defending. He did everything but write a letter home to his mother. And he is taking care of that today...Richards Vidmer, New York Herald Tribune - The Packers dominated the offense in the last part of the game and might have pulled it out of the fire if an eagle eyed official hadn't noticed that Gantenbein, an end, wasn't actually playing end on a play where a pass was completed deep into the Giants' territory. Cecil Isbell, playing a wide wing back, had moved up to the line of scrimmage and technically become the end before the ball was put in play. The referee, of course, was quite right in calling the pass to Gantenbein illegal and enforcing the penalty which gave the Giants the ball. But he did seem to be carrying things just a bit too far when he penalized the Packers for unnecessary roughness on the next play. After all, nobody pulled a knife! ​Lou Niss, Brooklyn Eagle - The best line in football brought the professional championship to the New York Giants. The forward wall, which Coach Steve Owen claims is the greatest he ever saw, was the deciding factor.



DEC 14 (Green Bay) - Three members of the Western championship Green Bay Packer team - Clarke Hinkle, Donald Hutson and Russ Letlow - today were named to the official professional all-American eleven, selected by a vote of the 10 coaches in the NFL. Two other Packers, Milton Gantenbein, end, and Cecil Isbell, halfback, were placed on the second team. Hinkle is a fullback, Hutson an end and Letlow a guard. Honorable mention was received by Bill Lee, tackle; Buckets Goldenberg, guard; Paul Engebretsen, guard, and Robert Monnett, quarterback or halfback. The Packers and New York Giants, respective winners of the West and East divisional titles, each placed three men on the first eleven. Only four players who made last year's honor team retained their places this year, but for the first time in three years no first year men were given first team rating. Ed Widseth, Giants tackle, formerly of the University of Minnesota, received 46 votes, the highest polled by any player this year. Other Giants placed on the first string were Mel Hein, center, selected for the pivot post for the sixth consecutive season, and Ed Dankowski, halfback. Records of the Green Bay men honored reveal their talents. Hutson, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound left end, is 25 years old, and starred formerly with the University of Alabama. He was named to the pro all-America team in 1934. This is his fourth season with the Packers, and he holds the NFL record for nine touchdowns scored in one season, established in 1936 and tied this season. He is tied with Gaynell Tinsley with 41 catches in one season for a league record. This year he was the second leading scorer of the league, with 57 points...LEAGUE'S TOP SCORER: The leading scorer was Hinkle, who edged out his teammate by one point. Clarke is 28 years old, and is all-league fullback for the third consecutive year. He led the league in scoring this season with seven touchdowns, seven points after touchdown, and three field goals for 58 points. He gained 299 yards from scrimmage in 114 attempts. Letlow, a 212-pounder, is 24 years old and starting from scratch has become one of the finest guards in the country. Extremely tough and rugged, impervious to pain or injury, he made an outstanding success of his third season of pro football.


DEC 14 (Green Bay) - "The football season is over; the Packers are disbanded." So said Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, coach of Green Bay's professional football team, after he and several members of his squad returned to the city from New York on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa early last evening. Several hundred faithful followers assembled at the station to greet the returning players. There was no demonstration, but fans gathered around the platform and shook hands with the professional gridders, who fought their hearts out in New York only to lose their playoff game with the Giants last Sunday...STILL IS ANGRY: There'll be no Packer news for awhile, Lambeau repeated. He was still extremely angry over the outcome of the game, and complained bitterly over rulings by Head Linesman Larry Conover. "We're not going to take this sitting down," he predicted. "We had that championship taken away from us, and the boys didn't deserve it. I never felt so sorry for a football team in my life, except perhaps at the All Star game two years ago, in the heat between halves. The boys took the defeat very hard. They though they had the game coming to them, and I know they did."...TACKLED BY HINKLE: Lambeau witnessed the Pathe News film of the game at the Bay theater last night, and saw his argument on at least one of Conover's two disputed rulings sustained. Barnum of New York, in receiving a pass from Leemans as he was tackled by Hinkle, scarcely got his hands on the ball, which bounced off his chest out of bounds. Conover ruled it a completed pass, and three plays later the Giants scored a touchdown. The other play that was disputed, involving a completed pass thrown by Milt Gantenbein, and followed by a ruling that the Packer captain was ineligible on the play, will be aired at the Orpheum Theater on Thursday night, when the complete film will be shown. The management of the Orpheum plans to have several Packers present to be interviewed, and the Packer film short, "Pigskin Champions", will be repeated...CRUSHES VICTORY HOPES: The ruling on Gantenbein definitely crushed the Packers' victory hopes. At one moment they were pounding away at the Giants' goal; the next New York had the ball, and one play later the Packers drew a 15-yard penalty for "hitting too hard". Lambeau protested this ruling bitterly. "We don't complain about the usual run of penalties," he said. "Holding, offside and similar rulings have to be taken. At Washington last year Hutson caught a pass and got into the clear for a touchdown, but the play was called back and we were penalized for being offside. We didn't complain much about that."


DEC 14 (Green Bay) - "You'll see," predicted Curly Lambeau vigorously as he tossed clothes from his suitcase at his Northland hotel room. "Just wait

until you get a look at the motion pictures of our game in New York. The two outstanding decisions of the game, one leading to a New York touchdown and the other occurring when we were marching to another one, both were wrong." Curly looked awfully mad. He was remembering the scene in the Packer dressing room after the game, when the men made no move to leave for the bus; when they sat around more sad than they'd ever been before; and three were crying and one was hysterical, because they thought they deserved a championship and they saw it taken away. "I don't howl about offside decisions, and 15-yard penalties for holding, and those things," Curly continued, "but two decision by Conover, the official, were completely wrong, and we are going to have a showdown on it. The Giants are champions, of course, and nothing can be done about it, but something must be done about incompetent officiating." Curly objected to two rulings. The first came in the second period, and shot the Giants into a 16 to 7 lead. Tuffy Leemans tossed a pass to Barnum on the Packer 22-yard line for a gain of 20 yards. Barnum, hit by Hinkle's savage tackle as he grabbed the ball, fumbled, the ball rolling out of bounds on the 22-yard stripe. Conover ruled the pass complete, giving New York the ball there, and three plays later Danowski passed for a touchdown. The later objectional decision came when a pass to Gantenbein was called back because Gantenbein was declared ineligible to receive a pass. "They thought he was playing tackle," said Curly bitterly. "Then, on the next play we came through and cracked Leemans. There was nothing dirty; the boys just cracked him hard. And do you know what the referee said? He said he was penalizing us 15 yards for 'hitting too hard'? That's a new one on me." Curly certainly was one-half right, and he'll know by tonight whether or not his average is one hundred percent. Because a short time after the above conversation we sat in the Bay theater and witnessed Pathe news reel shots taken from Sunday's game. If the pass to Barnum was complete, I'll eat the football, with mustard. He scarcely got his hands on it at all before Hinkle's savage tackle hit him, and the ball skipped out of bounds. There wasn't a second that the ball rested in his possession. So, Larry Conover, the headlinesman, can draw a complete blank on that one. Tonight we'll take a look at the complete pictures of the game, which are being shipped in airmail and will appear at the Orpheum theater starting tomorrow. The disputed pass to Gantenbein will appear in that film, and Curly, with the Packers, will look it over.


DEC 14 (New York) - A federal order to show cause in connection with the price jacking of football tickets and the failure to pay the government the required tax was filed Tuesday against the New York Football Giants, Inc., and its president, John B. Mara. The order, returnable before Federal Judge Alfred C. Cox December 16, follows the refusal of the football company to turn over to the bureau of internal revenue all its books and papers from 1934 to 1938, according to the complaint. Two of Mara's assistants - Charles Chaplin and Mrs. Helen Mara, a niece - were arrested last week on charges of attempting to defraud the government of taxes by charging more than the face value of tickets. In the complaint Samuel Litwin, an agent of the bureau, alleged that he bought a ticket for Sunday's championship game between the Giants and the Green Bay Packers for a price above face value. As a result, it is charged, the government is entitled to 50% of the price in excess of the figure marked on the ticket. Other tickets were bought in the same way, it was alleged. Litwin asserted that he issued a summons to the company asking for the books and the order was denied.


DEC 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Green Bay Packers are known throughout the pro football league as about the foxiest club in the circuit, so it probably will give the rest of the boys a chuckle to learn that Curly Lambeau and his lads were victimgs of their own cuteness in Sunday's playoff. They used a play, in the clutch, which was designed to mislead the Giants. It not only misled the Giants, it also misled the officials. As a result, instead of having the ball on the Giants' 40 yard line, the Giants got the ball on the Packers' 44. The play is the one which led Lambeau to denounce the officiating after the game. It was a forward pass to Gantenbein late in the last quarter, when the Packers were driving for the tying or winning touchdown. The officials ruled Gantenbein an ineligible receiver. Only the movies of the game can show definitely whether the officials were correct - or whether they were "sucked in" by a play intended to make the Giants believe that Gantenbein was ineligible. Russ Winnie, back from New York after broadcasting the game over WTMJ, contributed this diagram of the play and this explanation: "Scherer, the left end, went wide, and Isbell, right half, went wide on the right side, behind the line of scrimmage. Gantenbein, the right end, went around to Scherer's place alongside the left tackle. With that lineup, Scherer and the right tackle were eligible receivers and Gantenbein was not. The trick was to have Scherer drop back and Isbell move up to the scrimmage line just before the ball was snapped. When Scherer dropped back, Gantenbein became an eligible receiver. Isbell had to move up to make a seven man line. I knew what was coming. I had seen the Packers pull it before. I think the play went off as it should have, but I can't honestly say that Scherer dropped back in time. The head linesman was in a better position to see that. Only the movies can tell." 



DEC 15 (Green Bay) - Wires between Green Bay and New York were hot today following the disclosure that the Fox Movietone film of the Packer-Giant game at New York, received here yesterday and on display tonight at the Orpheum theater, does not contain pictures of the disputed plays in last Sunday's playoff game. As yet, there has been no explanation made by the company in New York as to why the plays were not sent. It was regarded as possible that the darkness in the fourth quarter at the Polo Grounds made it difficult for pictures to be taken prior to the turning on of the floodlights. Several New York and Chicago sportswriters telephoned Coach E.L. Lambeau by long distance, asking for his point of view on the affair, which is approaching the status of a major controversy. "We request Fox Movietone to make a complete picture of the game," Lambeau stated today. "It was our intention to use the film for lecture material, around the state, and for scouting purposes in the future."...AT NO EXPENSE: "When Fox Movietone learned of this intention, the firm offered to make the film at no expense to the football corporation, with Ed Thorgerson as announcer, and we accepted gladly. I have in writing the offer, which says that all plays of the game will be included." When a special preview of the  film was shown last night, however, the disputed Herber to Gantenbein forward pass was not included. Otherwise, the argument waxed warm. The discussion centered entirely around who was eligible to receive forward passes on the play in question, which was a Herber over-the-line pass down the alley to Gantenbein, good for 18 yards and putting the ball deep in Giant territory. At the time the Packers were blazing hot and driving for what seemed an inevitable touchdown...BALL IS LOST: They lost possession of the ball on the ruling, and on the next play drew an added 15-yard penalty "for hitting too hard", as explained by referee Tom Thorpe. Thus, instead of holding the ball on the New York 42-yard line, in the Packers' possession, they found the Giants in possession of the oval on the Green Bay 28-yard line, and this unexpected reversal broke the back of the Bay campaign. The disputed play will be diagrammed and discussed in tomorrow's Press-Gazette sports section. The forward pass play occurring a short time later, when Wayland Becker was knocked out of a play which the Packers regarded as flagrant


interference, also does not appear in the Movietone films. Neither does that involving a disputed first down, where the ruling also was made by Headlinesman Larry Conover, the hub of the dispute.


DEC 15 (Green Bay) - Much was the disappointment of Coach Curly Lambeau and officials of the Green Bay Packers at the Orpheum theater last night to find that the disputed forward pass play, over which most of the officiating storm regarding the playoff professional game has ranged, was not included in the game film sent from New York. Whether or not anyone ever will know certainly where everyone was just before the ball was snapped on that play isn't clear just yet. Packer fans, however, will be interested in observing the pictures, for they reveal clearly the savage nature of the playoff contest, and are taken close to the field of play. Hinkle's touchdown, Herber's pass to Carl Mulleneaux for another, Becker's 66-yard run after catching Isbell's pass, Monnett's 33-yard sprint down the sidelines, Uram's spectacular catch of a Herber forward, and Tiny Enbretsen's field goal, all are included. Most of the running plays show the Giants in action, and fans will notice the shifty tactics of Tuffy Leemans particularly. The plays wherein the Packers were going the hottest along the ground are not included.


DEC 17 (St. Paul, MN) - Lawrence (Larry) Buhler, University of Minnesota fullback recently drafted by the Green Bay Packers, suffered severe injuries last night when an automobile he was driving skidded and crashed into a street car pole. The 21-year old football star was pinned in the wreckage so tightly it was necessary to use a crowbar to bend the steering wheel and instrument board to extricate him. At St. Luke's hospital, Dr. M.O. Thoreson gave him "a good chance to live unless complications set in." The injuries were described as multiple lacerations of the head, chest injuries, a broken nose and possible internal injuries...The condition of Larry Buhler, University of Minnesota football star injured last night, was reported as "good" this morning in St. Luke's hospital, St. Paul. Buhler's car skidded, crashing into a street car pole.


DEC 16 (Green Bay) - Not in recent years has a single play in professional football raised such a controversy as the Arnold Herber to Milton Gantenbein toss in last Sunday's Green Bay-New York game, the ruling on which probably cost the Packers their fifth National championship. Not offered as an alibi or excuse, but merely as an explanation of what actually occurred - or was supposed to occur - on that disputed play, the above diagram is offered by the Press-Gazette sports department. The indicated position are those at the time the ball was snapped. On the play, Gantenbein shifts from his regular right end position to a spot at the left of the Packer left tackle. Bernard Scherer, Packer left end, drops back of the line of scrimmage. Cecil Isbell, left halfback, playing wide, moves up to the line of scrimmage at the right. Herber, the right halfback, takes a direct pass from center, runs to the right, jumps in the air and fires an over-the-line pass to Gantenbein, who has cut over to the right. The play was executed in that manner successfully for an 18-yard gain, giving Green Bay a first down on the New York 40-yard line. But it was recalled, and Gantenbein was ruled an ineligible receiver by Headlinesman Larry Conover...CONOVER WAS WRONG: Here is Conover's fallacy: he thought that Gantenbein had remained at his regular right end position, thus becoming ineligible to receive the pass when Isbell dropped in even with the scrimmage line. Had Gantenbein not shifted to the left side of the line, this would have been the case. But Gantenbein DID shift to the left side of the line. With Scherer back of the line of scrimmage, this maneuver made Isbell and Gantenbein the eligible receivers, along with Bruder, the quarterback, Hinkle, the fullback, and Scherer...MAN COVERED GANTENBEIN: Gantenbein points out that the Giants themselves recognized the legality of the play, because they assigned a man to cover him on it, which they would not have done had they regarded the Packer captain an ineligible receiver. There was no complaint from the Giant bench until after the pass had been completed and the first down attained. Then Coach Steve Owen raised the roof. There is a matter of Bernie Scherer's position involved, and this cannot be established any other way than by the word of that player himself, who vows he was comfortably in back of the scrimmage line. That the officials knew of the maneuver is evident by the action of one, who before the play started informed a Packer that Gantenbein was "lining up offside". "Never mind, he'll be onside when the shift is completed," the official was told. If Gantenbein had remained at his original right end position, between Bill Lee and Isbell, he would have been ineligible to receive the pass, and evidently Headlinesman Conover, who had a ragged afternoon as far as officiating was concerned, took it for granted that the Packer field leader had not left his position.


DEC 19 (Green Bay) - The Packers have disbanded for the season, but the publicity rumblings regarding the past season continue as sports scribes rehash the events of the National league schedule. In the Milwaukee News today, Morry Zenoff carried an interview with Ward Cuff, New York Giants blocking back, who explained his version of the disputed Gantenbein forward pass play. And in the Milwaukee Journal Sunday appeared another discussion of the Packers by Pat Gannon, in his column, "They Say in New York". These two articles follow: BY MORRY ZENOFF: Ward Cuff, back in Milwaukee again, Saturday added wood to the fire that now burns brightly in Green Bay, Milwaukee, New York, and all points east and west concerning that much discussed pass play of the Green Bay Packers in the pro title game last Sunday. The husky former Marquetter gives a player's eye version. He ought to know because he was right in the thick of it as regular halfback for the New York Giants, the new world's champions. In an exclusive interview with the Milwaukee News, he said: "Green Bay has no right to complain. We knew about that trick play. In fact, Steve Owen, our coach, warned the officials before the game to be on the lookout for it. Owen felt it was illegal and had been used illegally many times during the year. And you can believe me the Packers had eight men on the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped on that play, thus making Gantenbein an ineligible receiver. Sure, the play is legal if the end drops back - but he didn't and that's what referee Bobby Cahn saw and called. We took possession and Packer chances were killed thereafter. Incidentally, I happened to have been the one to tackle Gantenbein when he caught the pass."...SAYS PACKERS STRONG: Cuff admitted the Packers' strength as a team but said: "They were lucky to have given us as much trouble as they did. We let them run all they wanted to between the 20s but the territory between the 20s and the goal lines belonged to us. The toughest team we had to play all year was Brooklyn, which held us to a tie. That day they played great ball. We were don there six times in one half and couldn't score." Back to his home port with Ward are his wide, Doris, and their daughters, Lee, Anne, four months old. They'll remain in Milwaukee until the day after Christmas, and then will take off in the new Cuff automobile for Los Angeles where Ward is to meet the Giants Jan. 2, going into training for a Jan. 15 game with an all-star team. After that he will help make up a basketball team composed of Giant men, Burnett, Poole, Danowski, Howell, Lunde and play games throughout the east, winding up with two weeks of play as the feature sports attractions of New York's World Fair the first week in April...BACK TO MILWAUKEE: Cuff will return to Milwaukee after that to assist Con Jennings in coaching the M.U. track squad. He will take a course in summer school leading towards a degree. The Cuff of today is slightly different from the Cuff who struck out to seek his fortune with the Giants two years ago. No longer the braggart, the carefree gambler against any and all stakes, Ward now is a team man, constantly praising his mates on the Giants, spending little time talking of the things he has done. But he couldn't deny the facts that he was the lightest man on the regular team, yet proved the team's outstanding blocker and the league's outstanding placekicker. In the latter department he led the league with eight out of 11 tries and booted 20 points after touchdown. One of his field goals sailed 43 yards. That was in the game with the eastern All Stars. He kicked another that night, enabling his team to win, 6-0...BY PAT GANNON: Here's blowing a salute to the Green Bay Packers - a bunch of "one legged" guys who stole a western title - geezers who were knocked down for a nine count time after time, only to get up and rap out 15 rounds to a decision. These buccaneers who pirated the division title with savvy, moxie and finesse (they really didn't have it, except in the clutch) rate 100 guns. In the league book they will go down as also rans. In the tradition of the game they will go down as one of the most spirited clubs ever fielded, in spite of uninspired play in spots. Scarcely better on paper than No. 3 club in the western loop, the Packers came within one pitch of nailing up a flag...HOLD KEY POSTS: Rolling down the stretch, the club enrolled veterans whose legs were all but gone, fellows geared as "spell" players, but holding No. 1 playing posts, ancients who were propped up for play with tape - legs virtually hung on with adhesive wrappings - and guys who had just one knee before they were wrapped up for battle. True, they mustered one of the greatest backfields the pro game has seen and some popeyed youngsters who were bruised and hammed into veterans as the season ran. But on paper the line didn't rate - too old, too green, too mediocre in spots. Yet, in the heat of battle, the weird forward wall somehow tempered and held - at least enough...THREATENED TO CRACK: There were men at times who were afloat - in fact almost drowned  - in the boots they were filling; ballplayers who gave more than they had in every fracas; old men who couldn't halt the charges of the initial moments of battle but who could get up off the flats of their backs and cool the hot boys down to a dry gasp before the battle ended. Time after time, the whole outfit threatened to fall apart - and did in spots. Such was the grand army of wooden men which came tottering into the Polo Grounds several weeks ago. It pushed the Giants around for tremendous yardage, but when the defense telescoped against the goal posts, the attack foozled and died. It was scarcely credible. No one here ever had seen a Lambeau club muff a ball game for lack of "umph". Yet this one did - four of five times. No one knew it then, but it appears now that the tape rolls had run out...LINE FOLDED UP: Then the boys came back for the title battle and in the first quarter that line folded up like a venetian blind. There were Giants in the Packer backfield on virtually every play and four or five "wooden" men out there being bowled down like palm trees in a hurricane. The Packers made approximately 20 yards on running plays in 15 minutes. Most revealing of all were two blocked punts. Even a high school team never should have a punt blocked if the passing and kicking is good, experts say. Yet the Giants were bounding through there like bullfrogs after flies, and nabbing punts right off the muzzle. Packers were sitting on their posteriors all over the lot. A green team would have run for the clubhouse, but the grand army of wooden men hung on until the money boys began to get unwound, joints loosened up and the hot boys began to cool...STILL MONEY PLAYERS: Then they came roaring back, on an explosion detonated by Arnie Herber, one of the almost forgotten men, but a money player even in his dotage. The "wooden men" slapped those Giants and cuffed them, broke their bones and bruised them black and blue. The fourth quarter was as rough a 15 minutes was ever seen, and the wooden men won the decision, make no mistake about that. One little break and they'd have won the title. They had it in their hands twice and lost it each time on the most disheartening of luck. Hyping that outfit up for a 11 game campaign was in its way a small miracle. They won on wooden legs, one leg at times, with mummies in tape and on raw nerve. They were flattened and got up to mow the boys down. They had moxie - great gobs of it. They beat better teams with that quality alone. They outsmarted faster outfits, outguessed them, outslickered them and outgambled them. There were times when Lambeau, they tell you now, gambled obviously and openly and with such long chance desperateness that the sheer nerve of it carried him through...PILE UP DEFENSE: They did strange and wonderful things at times - piling up a defense wide open here but impregnable there. They outscored the opposition, made huge use of everyness and even scored by gambling on the other fellow's mental processes. In fact, they masterminded a title in the west. You can kiss the boys good-bye, knowing that you haven't seen their like in many years, possibly never will again. They didn't have it, but you couldn't tell them that.


DEC 19 (Green Bay) - In the closest race in years for individual ground gaining and forward passing honors of the NFL, Byron (Whizzer) White, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Ed Danowski, New York Giants, emerged as leaders. White, former Colorado university Rhodes scholar all-American playing his first and last season of major league football, gained 567 yards in 152 attempts to cop the duke in the final week of play. Tuffy Leemans, New York Giants, and league leader in 1936, was second with 463 yards in 121 attempts. White was the only first year man to gain an individual title this season. Cecil Isbell of Green Bay ranked fourth in total ground gaining, having 455 yards in 85 attempts. Three new records were established in forward passing. Danowski completed 70 passes out of 129 for a 54.2 percent efficiency, a new NFL mark. He also raised his lifetime efficiency mark from 48.3 percent with a record of 255 completions out of 512 tosses over a five year span...TAKES FORMER TITLE: Danowski recaptured the passing title he held in 1935. Dougal Russell threw a pass to Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals teammate, good for a 98 yard gain and a touchdown, to break the league mark for longest gain on a pass. The old mark was made last year on a Pat Coffee to Tinsley pass for a 95 yard gain. Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins ace who led in passing in 1937, finished second this season with 63 completions, the same number completed by Ace Parker, Brooklyn Dodgers. Baugh's efficiency was 49.2 percent to 42.5 percent for Parker. Parker gained 865 yards on his aerials, the most in the league. Jack Robbins, Chicago Cardinals recruit from Arkansas, was fourth with 52 completions although he only played in 7 of the 11 games scheduled.


DEC 20 (Appleton Post-Crescent) - You've heard a lot of remarks, all pro-Packer, regarding that much discussed play in the Packer-Giant championship game, in which the Packers lost the ball because an ineligible man caught a pass. Recently, Ward Cuff, former Marquette gridder and now with the Giants, returned to Milwaukee and had the following to say about the play and the Packers: "Green Bay has no right to complain. We knew about that trick play. In fact, Steve Owen, our coach, warned the officials before the game to be on the lookout for it. Owens felt it was illegal and had been used illegally many times during the year. And you can believe me the Packers had eight men on the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped on that play, thus making Gantenbein an ineligible receiver. Sure, the play is legal if the end drops back - but he didn't and that's what Referee Bobby Cahn saw and called. We took possession and Packer chances were killed thereafter. Incidentally, I happened to have been the one to tackle Gantenbein when he caught the pass." Cuff admitted to the Packers' strength as a team but said: "They were lucky to have given us as much trouble as they did. We let them run all they wanted to between the 20s but the territory between the 20s and the goal lines belonged to us. Our line outplayed theirs all the way. The toughest team we had to play all year was Brooklyn, which held us to a tie. That day they played great ball. We were down there six times in one half and couldn't score." And speaking of the Packers, can you imagine any sportswriter having the nerve to write something like this about any coach or team: "Lambeau, the great masterminder, sitting on the sidelines and masterminding himself into a stupor, lost the game, not the Packers themselves. Curly saw that one punt blocked, but he must have thought the Giants were fooling. They showed him, however, a few minutes later when they blocked another that they were not playing peek-a-boo." 



DEC 23 (Green Bay) - The boss was gone, so the Redhead has charge of the Northern building office. He took his work seriously - very seriously - and phone calls kept him busy, but between replaying that "Mr. Lambeau is not in. He will be gone about a month," he found time to remember a few things about the football season. The Redhead is Richard Smith, a product of the Fox river valley, who is assistant to Coach Earl L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. To him goes credit for conditioning and developing a tough Packer forward wall. Where material was lacking, he plugged the gaps with more headwork than plaster. Red is a rough (ask Sham O'Brien), big-hearted, kidding practical joker away from grid affairs. During a Packer game he is serious to gloomy Dean Inge proportions. Yesterday, with the holiday spirit probably a contributing factor, his mood was almost sentimental as his thoughts reverted to the last few months. "Think," he said, "of Cecil Isbell." When Red says something, action follows, so Isbell was remembered. "Yes," he interrupted, "but you never got that first thrill of seeing him in the all-star game. He didn't amount to much in the draft - as far as the other coaches went - but Curly (Lambeau) had an idea. When we saw him step and pass in the all-star game, we know that the idea had clicked."...NEVER REACHED PEAK: "His possibilities are tremendous. He never reached his peak in college. He didn't hit it this year. But he is a greater football player today than when he reported to the Packers last September." And Red's view is one that is shared by Mr. Isbell himself. Before leaving here early last week, Cecil declared that "if Curly wants me, I'll really be set." Isbell returned to Purdue for work on a degree. But the lad from Texas wasn't the only football memory of Red. He went on: "Think of the great ball Bunny Schoemann played until he was hurt. We thought so much of him we wouldn't risk permanent injury. Next year he should be the outstanding center in the league. And Baby Ray. He was just a big kid when he reported. He wanted to learn, so he learned fast. He worked into left tackle even better than we anticipated in the first year. Don't forget that it was Clarke Hinkle's greatest year...I mean that...I saw Hink for more than a couple of years before I came up here...This was his greatest. The comeback of Tiny Engebretsen cannot be overlooked. Not only his kicking was remarkable, although that alone would merit any coach's praise. He also did a right smart job in the line. The last two games - the two New York games - probably showing him at his best...STOPPED BY INJURY: "I was glad that Herber came back in that last game the way he did. A lot of undeserved criticism was heaped upon his shoulder. He had a slow start. But, as Dutch Clark says, when it really counts he is the best pitcher in the league." Red stopped to answer another phone call. By this time he was beginning to suspect that it was a gag, but he didn't know for sure. After assuring the party on the other end of the wire that "Mr. Lambeau will not be home for another month", he continued: "O.K. (and what the O.K. was for needed explanation). Did you ever see a more seriouslike return to the game than that of Hank Bruder? Hank meant it when he said quits. He reported late. His start was late. But when he arrived, could you ask for anything better?" There were no dissenting answer to that. Red's biggest thrill of the season can be listed easily. They are Tiny's field goal that won the second game against the Cardinals at Buffalo; Bobby Monnett's two forward passes in the early moments of the second game against the Chicago Bears; the spirit of the team. Disappointments? One stands out. It was Darrell Lester's second consecutive bad pass from center that lost the first Bear game for the Packers. "In all my years of football, it was the first time I ever saw a bad pass lose a ball game," Red said of that one. And then there was the much discussed decision of Larry Conover, title game umpire, on Milt Gantenbein's catch of the pass when he was declared ineligible...HAD NO BUSINESS: "In the first place," says Red, "if Conover would have been minding his business he would have seen that Gantenbein was eligible. Secondly, if he wasn't, he had no business calling a penalty. And finally, it was not his business to call the turn." That is a lot of business for one paragraph, but Red is not a kicker. He never beefed at Wisconsin, and up to the Stuhldreher era that is something of a record. "When they lost that playoff in New York, the emotional letdown was almost too much to take," he says. "Still, it was nice to know that the fans were behind us, even in defeat." Smith leaves next week for Montgomery, Ala., to see the North-South game, even as Curly is at San Francisco for the East-West fracas. Green Bay has draftees in both contests. The coach and his assistant will confer here after those tilts, and then Red goes to Ocala, Fla., in his new capacity as assistant to the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.


DEC 23 (Green Bay) - Major league football as played in the NFL enjoyed its greatest season in 1938, with record attendance marks being established for the third consecutive year. The increased use of the forward pass as an offensive weapon was largely responsible for six team records and three individual records which were shattered during the season. In addition two individual marks were tied. There was a 15 percent increase in attendance over 1937, with more than 1,100,000 fans attending league games. A new record attendance was established for the championship playoffs for the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy, when 48,120 watched the New York Giants capture the 1938 title by downing the Green Bay Packers, Western division leader, 23 to 17, in the Polo Grounds...HAVE FINE RECORDS: New York won the Eastern division championship with a record of eight victories, two defeats and one tie, and the right to meet Green Bay in the playoff. Green Bay finished with eight victories and three defeats in the Western division. Four of the six team records established this season were in forward passing. There were 824 completions out of 2,030 forwards thrown in the league for an efficiency of 40.5 percent, a new record. The New York Giants set a new league efficiency mark with 91 completions out of 186 tosses for 48.9 percent, breaking the old mark made by Brooklyn in 1933 by more than 2 percent. The Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins completed 114 passes each to break Green Bay's old mark of 108 completions in 1936. The Cardinals, in 240 tosses, had an efficiency of 47.5 percent, which broke the record for a team throwing 200 or more passes...SETS SCORING MARK: The other two team records were in scoring. There were 1,484 points tallied by the 10 teams in the circuit this season, breaking the form3er record of 1,424 made in 1937. Green Bay broke its own scoring record for 11 games with 223 points, three more than it tallied last season. The three individual records put in the books this year and the two which were tied were also the result of forward passing. Ed Danowski, New York Giants ace, completed 70 out of 129 for 54.2 percent, breaking his own season's record by nearly four percent. He also bettered his lifetime efficiency with a five-year record of 255 completions out of 512 thrown for 49.8 percent, an increase of one percent over his former league lifetime record. Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals, caught 41 passes to tie the mark of Don Hutson, Green Bay, made in 1937. His catch of a toss from Dougal Russell for a 98-yard gain and a touchdown broke the former record of 95 yards on a Pat Coffee to Tinsley pass made last year. Hutson caught nine touchdown passes to tie his own league mark of touchdowns scored in one season...HINKLE TOP SCORER: Individual leaders for 1938 in addition to Danowski in forward passing and Tinsley in pass receiving, were Whizzer White, Pittsburgh; Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay; Ward Cuff, New York; and Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn. White, the only first year man to gain an individual title, gained 567 yards in 152 attempts to lead the ground gainers. HInkle was the leading scorer with 58 points. Cuff and Kercheval were tied for field goal honors with 5 successful placements each. Green Bay won team ground gaining honors with 3,037 yards in addition to scoring. In addition to the Chicago Cardinals, who won the passing title, other team honors went to New York for its defensive ability. Only 79 points and 2,029 yards were registerd against the Giants in 11 games. The Giants and Green Bay Packers each placed three men on the 1938 all-league team chosen by coaches at the end of the season. Hutson, Green Bay, and Tinsley, Cardinals, were the ends; Widseth, New York, and Stydahar, Bears, were placed at tackles; Fortmann, Bears, and Letlow, Packers, were chosen guards; and Hein, New York, center. The all-star backfield combination was Parker, Brooklyn, quarterback; Danowski, New York, and Cardwell, Detroit, halfbacks; and Hinkle, Green Bay, fullback. It is the sixth consecutive year that Hein was chosen at center, and the third consecutive year that Hinkle was named at fullback.


DEC 23 (Green Bay) - Just when everyone was forgetting about that forward pass ruling in the Green Bay-New York football game, and was setting down to enjoying the Christmas season, Stoney McGlynn of the Milwaukee Sentinel broke loose with a signed article regarding the general subject of officiating in the NFL. Stoney, who included a few suggestions for clearing up whatever inefficiencies may exist, wrote as follows: BY STONEY MCGLYNN: If what this column hears is correct, the 23 to 17 defeat the Green Bay Packers took at the hands of the New York Giants in the NFL title game may not have been in vain. First of all, it proved to one and all that officiating in the league is anything but up to the big time standard and it awakened to the other league magnates to the belief the Giants must be made to play more than a "Polo Grounds" schedule...DIDN'T SEE GAME: This writer did not see the title game, but he has seen the disputed pass play in which Gantenbein shifts over to the left end, Isbell moves out to a flanker position outside right end, and the regular left end drops back one yard, making all three eligible. There is nothing illegal about the play and it doesn't take more than a spattering of brains to be firmly convinced the Packers, with the title at stake, would not attempt to pull a "fast" one in the clutch. Judging reports from Packer players and officials and from New York press reports as well, Head Linesman Cononover ACTUALLY did not know where Gantenbein was lined up as the ball was snapped. First he ruled Gantenbein was ineligible because Isbell had taken a position on the line outside of Milt. When it was proved Gantenbein was not playing right end on that play the head linesman asked Bernie Scherer, left end, if he had been back a yard to make the "left tackle" eligible. As a matter of fact Gantenbein was the so-called "left tackle" so the reader can judge just how capable Conover was as an official and how intelligent was his decision. However, this is not a belated "alibi", but is written to point out why league officials have at least awakened to the firm belief something must be done to put the caliber of officiating somewhat nearer the caliber of play in the league. For the first time in history there is a general trend of thought among middle western grid fans that the Big Ten officiating is not up to standard. Previously one of the most frequent plaints of the "die hards" who fought pro ball was that the pro officiating was putrid. Now, the Big Ten followers are forced to cross their fingers when talking officiating and the pro league can step into the driver's seat by snapping up the young, highly capable officials who have been accorded the cold shoulder bu the august powers that be in the Big Nine and Chicago...NEED YOUNGER OFFICIALS: There are any number of young officials who have the knowledge, the poise and the speed to make most of the present Big Ten whistle tooters look like a bevy of tin soldiers, but they have been unable to crack into the "trust". The smart thing for the pro league to do would be to grab off these younger officials, pay them enough to make it worth while and leave Major Griffith, Big Ten commissioner, holding the bag with his Spanish war​patriarchs. In addition to reacquiring the cream of the younger crop this column advocated the appointment of two veteran officials to act as officials-in-chief for the Eastern and Western sectors of the league. An officials such as Edward W. Cochrane of Chicago, with a wealth of experience behind him, would be the ideal chief for the league at large and he could appoint a sub chief for the Eastern half of the league. By this method frequent rules interpretation meetings could be held without too great an expense and the league would not only have uniform interpretations of rules, but actually might have smart officiating as the general thing rather than the exception. Information at hand is that the magnates are going to have a thorough housecleaning at their next meeting, that the boys are going to take down their hair and let the wigs fall where they may. They plan to get good officials and to back up the officials with drastic penalties. If they do they'll only be doing themselves a big favor...BUSH LOOP SETTING: The "Polo Grounds" schedule of the Giants is also under fire. For year it has been all but impossible to get the Giants out into the West and only on few occasions do they leave their home bailiwick. The excuse that the Giants are the best drawing power in the league at home is nothing more than an excuse and a poor one. The Yanks, the Tigers and the Cubs all draw well at home, but they take their road trips with the Phils, the Macks and the Browns. And only by following the baseball idea can the football wheel get rid of the reputation of being "money crazy" - claims that are heard all too frequently these days. These reforms have been desired by this column for several years. Right now, with the league financially set, is the time to prove the circuit is major


league in things other than mere football playing ability. A major league team playing in a bush league setting doesn't quite fit into the fans' scheme of things - nor should it - and by taking a few, if drastic, steps, the league can be in the position where its most ardent followers would like it to be - at the top in football ability and in the conduct of its games.


DEC 23 (Green Bay) - Two Green Bay Packers all-league stars, Clarke Hinkle, fullback, and Don Hutson, end, led the NFL scorers for the 1938 season. Hinkle tallied seven touchdowns, seven extra points and three field goals for 58 points. Hutson garnered nine touchdowns and three extra points for 57 points. In catching nine touchdown passes, Hutson tied his own 1936 National league mark for scoring niine touchdowns in one season. Joe Carter, Philadelphia end, and Ward Cuff, New York back, were third and fourth with 48 and 45 points, respectively. Jack Manders, Chicago Bears back who led the scorers in 1937, finished in a tie for fifth this season with recruit Andy Farkas of the Washington Redskins, with 37 points. Cuff kicked the most extra points - 18; and was tied with Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn, for most field goals - five.


DEC 23 (Green Bay) - Gaynell Tinsley, former L.S.U. end playing his second season of major league football with the Chicago Cardinals, tied one NFL mark in pass receiving and shared in breaking another. Although Tinsley caught passes in only nine of the 11 games played, he captured the pass receiving title from Don Hutson, Green Bay end, who led the league in this department in 1936 and 1937. Tinsley caught 41 passes to tie Hutson's league mark, established in 1937. One of his catches from Dougal Russell was good for a 98 yard gain, breaking the 1937 record of 95 yards gained on a pass play on a Pat Coffee to Tinsley aerial. Hutson, playing in ten games, finished second this season with 32 receptions for 548 yards and nine touchdowns, the most yards gained and the most touchdowns by an individual pass receiver in 1938. Joe Carter, Philadelphia, was third with 27; Charlie Malone, Washington, fourth with 24, and Jim Benton, Cleveland, fifth with 21. Benton, former Arkansas end, was the only first year man to place among the first five this season.


DEC 23 (Green Bay) - Ward Cuff, New York Giants, and Ralph Kercheval, Brooklyn Dodgers, finished in a tie for individual field goal honors in the NFL in 1938 with five successful placements each. They displaced Jack Manders, Chicago Bears ace and 1937 leader who had previously shared the title or held it exclusively four out of the last six years. Cuff attempted nine while Kercheval attempted 13. Kercheval had the longest of the season, a 45 yard kick. A total of 41 field goals were successful out of 101 attempts throughout the league, a 40 percent average. Five players had perfect records. Bill Reissig, Brooklyn; Dutch Clark, Detroit; Bill Smith, Cardinals, and Nelson Peterson, Cleveland, all had two in two attempts. Bob Masterson, Washington, had one in one attempt.



DEC 24 (Green Bay) - The National Professional Football Writers association today announced what is perhaps the most comprehensive and intelligently polled All American team ever selected. The 1938 All Star professional team, named by 205 member sports writers from every NFL city, is the All America team in question. Since Casper Whitney originated the idea back in the days of turtle neck sweaters, All America selections have been arrived at by various and devious methods. High pressure press agents, geographical locations and big time schedules, with an eye to their bearing on circulation, are all important factors in the choice of the collegiate All America teams. Ability, team value and sheer artistry were the only factors considered in the football writers' selections. As reporters assigned to pro football games, association members had an opportunity to study every player in action under fire and they were free from the influence of college and sectional loyalty...WHITE ON FIRST: This is reflected by the fact that the writers' team are at variance with those selected by NFL coaches. Two first year men, Byron (Whizzer) White, Colorado Rhodes scholar, and Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, former Mississippi star, whom the coaches relegated to second team positions, were named by the writers on their first team. White, the league's leading ground gainer, despite the fact that he played with the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates, was placed at left halfback. Kinard, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, was named right tackle. The outstanding difference in the teams, however, occurred at center, where the coaches, as has been their custom for the last six years, again named Captain Mel Hein of the world's champion New York Giants. The writers favored Frank Bausch of the Chicago Bears. Bausch won the position by a margin of only four points in the closest competition the writers' balloting developed...HINKLE LEADS ALL: Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay fullback, topped the entire poll, being named on the first team in all but 19 ballots. Clarence (Ace) Parker of Brooklyn was second. He was selected for first team quarterback on all except 24 ballots. The next heaviest vote went to Ed Widseth, Giant tackle, who polled more points than any other lineman. The writers agreed with coaches at the ends and guards, placing Don Hutson of Green Bay and Gaynell Tinsley of the Chicago Cardinals on the flanks and Danny Fortmann of the Chicago Bears and Russ Letlow, Packer veteran, at


the guards. Joe Stydahar, giant Bear forward who was the coaches' selection at right tackle, was a second team choice in the writers' opinion. Lloyd Cardwell, Detroit halfback, whom the coaches placed on their first team, failed to make either the writers' first and second team. Ed Danowski of the Giants was the scribes' choice to team with White on the first team and Alfonse (Tuffy) Leemans of New York and Cecil Isbell of Green Bay were awarded the second team berths. This procedure gave the writers the league leading ground gainer - White - the leading passer - Danowski - and the leading scorer - Hinkle - in the first team backfield...ISBELL ON SECOND: The writers' second team backfield - Isbell and Leemans, halfbacks, Sammy Baugh of Washington, quarterback, and Bill Shepherd, Detroit fullback, gave them four triple-threat men in this combination. Bill Hewittt, who experienced a return to form that, for several seasons, made him football's outstanding end, won a second team place with his Philadelphia teammate, Joe Carter, a flanker who has been given the recognition due to him previously. The second team guards also were teammates, the writers selecting Johnny Del Isola and Orville Tuttle, both of New York. Here again the writers disagreed with the coaches, who selected George Musso, Bear veteran, and Jim Karcher of Washington as their second team guards. Hewitt was the coaches' choice at left end and on the second team, but, at right end, they placed Milt Gantenbein, Packer veteran and captain, instead of Carter...PACKERS LEAD ALL: Nine of the 10 league clubs are represented on the writers' first two teams. Cleveland, although its Johnny Drake, Corby Davis, Chuck Cherundolo and Jim Benton received heavy support, is the only team not represented. Green Bay placed three men on the first team - Hutson, Letlow and Hinkle. The Giants were awarded two places, Widseth and Dankowski being the New York players selected. The Bears, with Fortmann and Bausch, and Brooklyn, with Kinard and Parker, also landed two men on the first team. Tinsley gave the Chicago Cardinals one representative - and White did likewise for Pittsburgh.


DEC 24 (Green Bay) - Leland H. Joannes, president of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., today received word that Clarke Hinkle, Don Hutson and Russell Letlow of Green Bay has been selected as members of an all-star team to play the New York Giants at San Francisco in January.


DEC 28 (Los Angeles) - Busily engaged in mapping plans for the All Star-New York Giant professional football game here Jan. 15, Elmer (Gus) Henderson took time out today to hope for a successful 1939 season as new coach of the Detroit Lions. Henderson, named to the job by Owner George Richards, succeeds Earl (Dutch) Clark, who resigned...BROUGHT BULLDOGS TO TOP: Henderson took over the Los Angeles Bulldogs organization three years ago and brought it to the top as one of the best independent teams in the nation. Pittsburgh, Cleveland and other National league teams fell before the Bulldogs this fall as many of the Henderson-developed stars went through an undefeated home season and a successful invasion of eastern pro gridirons. Henderson left the head coaching job at Tulsa university to come here.



DEC 28 (Green Bay) - Nationally circulated aerial photographs of City stadium again will be obsolete when the Green Bay Packers charge out on the turf for another season, according to plans for further improvements approved by the Board of education at the regular meeting last night. The board accepted a grant of $6,664 from the Green Bay Packers, Incorporated. Contingent upon the continuance of WPA, the plans calls for an impressive stone front, 2,687 new seats, moving of tennis courts, sodding of the gridiron and enlargement of press and radio booths. If WPA assistance is not available, improvements will be on a somewhat smaller scale. About 6,000 seats were added last year. The additional seats planned for next year will bring the seating capacity well above 26,000. The City stadium is under the management and control of the board of education. In return for its use, the Packers have agreed to maintain and improve the property, as needed, by the granting of funds to the board. There is a stipulation that only high school games may be played at the stadium during the Packers' season. Board of education members pointed out that the WPA is on indefinite standing at this time. Should the labor hoped for be unavailable, the board has agreed to revise the project and make improvements so far as the money permits...PLAN 1,269 SEATS: Under the WPA setup, however, the project calls for 1,269 seats on the north side of the stadium and 1,418 season on the west end. This would require $2,480 of the $6,664. Moving of tennis courts to a more desirable location would entail an expenditure of $2,000. The stone front and further improvement of office and storage facilities under the stadium would take $1,312 of the money. Stone would be supplied by the board of education from the old Washington Junior high school, now being replaced by a larger, modern structure. Provision also was made for sodding of the gridiron, and for paint and nails. It also was decided to enlarge or otherwise improve the present press and radio booths. All improvements will be under the direction of Ira F. Clark, superintendent of school buildings and grounds...


DEC 29 (Columbus, OH) - A professional football team in every baseball park in the country! That's the ultimate goal of a program mapped today by Joe F. Carr, veteran founder and president of the NFL, and promotional director of the minor baseball leagues. "We have 37 minor baseball leagues - we'll have about 40 in 1939 - which condition young and inexperienced players for the majors," Carr said. "There's no reason why we shouldn't have the same for football, with the players winning their way up the ladder to berths on the National league clubs."...THREE MINOR LEAGUES: The big loop prexy said that three minor leagues, each with a working agreement with the National league, functioned during 1938, and that negotiations were underway for three more next season. Card said he talked over the idea with the president of the Southern association, club owners of the Texas league, and "interested parties" in the Pacific Northwest around Seattle and Portland, and that he believed action would be taken before fall to place grid loops in those sectors. "We had more than 50 players farmed out in 1938, from the National league clubs," Carr said, "and probably that number will rise next season. There's a possibility that baseball men won't care to take over the handling of football teams in some of the cities, but we'll find other sponsors if they won't."...ALL GRADUATES CAN PLAY: "With new leagues spreading over the country, a place can be found for every college graduate who wants to play football. Many of the good boys overlooked on the all-star teams could get their chance in the minors, prove their worth, and work their way up. Such a system, with an agreement between the majors and minors, would help professional football and the players in many ways."


DEC 30 (Green Bay) - Mention of things familiar brings a thrill to the small town man in the big city. When the things mentioned really hold the interest of the far-away speakers, that thrill is doubled. So it was that with some surprise and no small amount of satisfaction Lawrence (Dan) Kelly, 31, found that the Green Bay Packers are just as popular in the thickly-populated east as they are in their native midwest. Kelly, a life-long resident of Green Bay until his eastward trek, has lived in New York City for the past 20 months as traveling freight agent for the Green Bay and Western railway. He was a relative stranger to the section that has become his territory, but it didn't take him long to learn that he had at least one thing in common with a large percentage of the people he encountered: interest in the Green Bay Packers. Home in Green Bay with Mrs. Kelly for the holidays, he delights in imparting the easterner's reaction to the pro gridders from Wisconsin. His relevations put the hometown scorners to shame...HELD IN HIGH REGARD: "I was surprised," he told a group of interested friends one night this week. "Naturally I expected, or hoped anyway, that Green Bay and the team was getting some recognition in the east, but I was totally unprepared for anything like the high regard those people hold for the Packers. I don't mean only in the city of New York," he continued, "but in smaller communities, from Massachusetts to Vermont, as soon as a person learns that a man is from Green Bay his first questions are about the Packers. Now Mr. Kelly is a businessman. Since early youth he has been an enthusiastic Packer supporter. But he admits that his appreciation of Green Bay's football success reached its peak when putting down his "Green Bay and Western card" brought grid queries that opened the way to business chatter...SAW GIANT GAME: "Even at a recent meeting with other rail representatives at Boston, the principal topic of conversation was the Packer-Giant contest," he recalled. "I saw that one, and as you can imagine, I had plenty to say about it...I guess most of it already has been said." (Kelly shares in the opinion that Headlinesman Larry Conover ruled in error, at least in his decision on the Gantenbein pass.) The youngish man who looks pretty much as if he could handle himself if a football game even now, relates that in sections outside New York City there is more than mere interest in the Packers - it amounts to actual fandom. "Before Marshall pulled his aggregation out of Boston in favor of Washington, Packer fans used to come all the way from Vermont to cheer for the Green Bay team...The same principle applies in New York. Residents of the suburbs and outlying communities come out to see the 'small town' team win," he says...GIVES EASTERN OPINION: It was an occasion of just listening for the others present. None had had the opportunity to hear eastern opinion of the Packers, so Kelly went on: "It makes a fellow feel pretty good to have new acquaintances ask about the players and be able to answer something about them...Hinkle has the widest following out there, but Herber and Hutson are greatly publicized...I have known Arnie practically all my life, and it seemed funny to read such acclaim for one who was so close." Kelly disclosed that the Packers are highly esteemed in many parts of Pennsylvania where he has made calls, and that right across the bridge in Brooklyn football enthusiasts list Coach Curly Lambeau's team among their favorites...CURIOSITY IS AROUSED: "Even those who aren't especially hot football fans find something in the Packers that arouses curiosity if nothing else. Most of them have heard of the team, and they want to know about its origin and development, the community behind it and where the support comes from," Green Bay's New Yorker recalled. "Where they are dyed-in-the-wool fans, however, they can tell you as much about the players as you can tell...The newspapers keep them informed." Kelly learned that professional football continues to rise as a drawing card in the east because many followers of the game, especially in New York City, cannot get away on Saturday afternoons to watch the college boys. Then, too, people have come appreciate the more finished product. (College coaches avoid the post-undergraduate grid argument, but Jimmy Crowley of Fordham, Lou Little of Columbia and his assistant, Cliff Battles, recently of the pro ranks himself, are among the steady customers at the post-grad gate. They are only a few.) Kelly returns to New York early next week, a person grateful for the fact that instead of having to boast about his hometown ball club, he found that very organization's reputation opening doors for him. No better advertisement could be asked by any community, large or small. And the calamity howlers - boys who seem to derive their pleasure from finding fault with the team - apparently deserve nobody but each other as listeners.


DEC 30 (Los Angeles) - Twenty-three of the best players in the professional football ranks were selected yeterday to comprise the All-Star squad which will battle the New York Giants, National pro league kingpins, in a game at Wrigley field here Jan. 15. Sammy Baugh, Ernie Pinckert and Bob McChesney from the Washington Redskins, Gaynell Tinsley and Phil Dougherty from the Chicago Cardinals, Ernie Smith from the Hollywood Stars; Cecil Isbell, Clarke Hinkle and Russ Letlow from the Green Bay Packers, as well as Ace Parker from Brooklyn and Gordon Gore, Pete Mehringer and Bill Moore from the Los Angeles Bulldogs were among those selected and said to have signed for the game. The squads are scheduled to start training here next week.



DEC 31 (Green Bay) - Things seen and remembered in the 1938 football show, not necessarily listed in the order of their importance: Greatest football back - William Clarke Hinkle of the Green Bay Packers. Best center performance - that of Frank Bausch of the Chicago Bears in the second game against the Packers at Wrigley field. All-around guard whose truly great offensive and defensive performances were overlooked - Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg of the Packers. Most disappointed in defeat - Coach Milan Creighton, retired, of the Chicago Cardinals, and his boss, Charles Bidwell, after their team was trounced by the Packers at Milwaukee. Most cheerful in the face of a disastrous season - Art Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, who dropped "plenty". Fan who took the fans' interest away from the field - Arline Judge of the movies who attended the Packer-Brooklyn game in Milwaukee, with her husband, Dan Topping...IN SAME PARTY: Runner-up to Arline - George Raft, who was in the same party at the same game. Peak victory enthusiasm - that of Mrs, George Halas, wife of the Bears' owner, after the Bears defeated the Packers by 2 to 0 here. Mrs. Halas was unprepared for the rain, and heard the game in a hotel room with Mrs. Paddy Driscoll. Best individual football performance off the pro gridiron - by George Waldron, 165-pound St. Norbert guard, in the game against South Dakota State. Coach hardest pressed by the "man in the front office" - Earl (Dutch) Clark, of the Detroit Lions, who had to answer to Owner George Richards for almost everything, including the weather. Next year Dutch goes to Cleveland...IMPRESSED BY CITY: Most impressed by Green Bay - Cleveland newspapermen, here for the first time with the Rams, who had a real story to tell of how a community get behind a football team. Best high school back - Benny Allard of East high. Pro gridder starring under great handicaps - Whizzer White of Pittsburgh, who with a mediocre team had to combat publicity that often had the opposition laying for him. Still he was the league's leading ground gainer. Hottest Packer fans - Fred and Charles McWey and Noble Janelle, who would follow the team to Timbuktu (and without sleep). Know-it-all who was 100 percent wrong - the unidentified "expert", who announced the morning of the Packer-Giant playoff that he had put all his cash on the Packer because the "fix" had been put on the game...ADAPTED TO SEASON: Packer wife who best adapted herself to the football season - Mrs. Andy (Dot) Uram. Pleasant surprise - the brilliant work of Bunny Schoemann at center before he was injured. Longest punt - Whizzer White's in the game against the Packers. It traveled about 80 yards with the roll. Most pleased visiting club officials - Bud Shaver and Bill Alfs of the Detroit Lions, who saw their team win here for the first time since the 3 to 0 victory of 1934. Good work in a new role - Paul Miller, one of the lightest Packer backs, who turned up in the blocking position at the end of the season. Noteworthy comeback - That of Hank Bruder, Packer veteran, 31 years of age, after a late start...MUST GET BETTER: Prediction now probably forgotten - Tod Rockwell's after the Packer-Lion game here. Despite the impressive Detroit win, Rockwell, a Detroit newspaperman, said: "I didn't like it; the Lions won't win the championship unless they get much better." Player who came through after just escaping the ax - Dick Nardi, former Ohio State back, who almost was released by the Lions. He was still out there when the season ended. Alumnus who always comes back - Eddie Kotal, former Packer back, who shows up at all the Green Bay games here and at Milwaukee, too. Maybe Chicago too. He coaches at Central State Teachers' college, Stevens Point. Most determined club president - Tom Lipscomb, new head at Cleveland, who is going to see that the Rams get somewhere "or else - ". Busiest photographer - Carl Linde of the Associated Press, who hopped to Green Bay to games, and dashed back to Chicago to get his pictures out so they appeared in Monday morning papers throughout the country. Triple threat back far above average - Ace Parker of Brooklyn. Coach who win or lose always has praise for the Packers - George Halas of the Chicago Bears (in public anyway). Team that George Halas would rather beat then any other - The Green Bay Packers...BAY'S FAVORITE SON: Affable coach from the college ranks - Green Bay's favorite son, Jimmy Crowley of Fordham. Veteran in his greatest year - Wayland Becker, former East high school and Marquette end, at his best with the Packers. Demonstration of esteem - Presentation of an automobile to Eddie Jankowski, Packer fullback, by Milwaukee followers between halves at the Packer-Brooklyn game. Room for improvement - Officiating in the NFL. Best official of the lot - Bobby Cahn of Chicago, who calls them as he sees them, and doesn't let the coaches intimidate him. Outstanding Packer rookie back - Cecil Isbell. Outstanding rookie lineman - Tackle Buford (Baby) Ray, with end Carl Mulleneaux a close runner-up. Coach who accomplished most with his material - E.L. Lambeau of the Packers.


DEC 31 (New York) - The NFL will have an official motion picture ready for release early this month, it was announced today by Joe F. Carr, president. The five reel sound picture is "Champions of the Gridirons", and is the saga of American football as portrayed by members of the NFL. The history of football is traced briefly through its formative years with scenes from sandlot, high school and college games along with the high spots from spectacular games in the 1938 National league season. These scenes will point out the wide-spread participation in America's national fall sport and will emphasize the contribution of the game to the high health standards of this country...SHOWN IN ACTION: The relationship between college and post-graduate football is brought out with many of the outstanding college performers of recent years, who entered the National league after graduation, being shown in action. The film, according to Carr, is both educational and entertaining. Football fundamentals such as blocking, tackling, kicking and passing are covered in detail. Complete plays delineated and advanced technique is demonstrated by the league's outstanding stars. Such luminaries as Dutch Clark, Jack Manders, Sammy Baugh, Ed Widseth, Bill Hewitt, Whizzer White and others are shown in slow motion displaying the special abilities which earned them fame and recognition...SHOW ALL STARS: The game scenes were selected for their thrill value as well as technical standpoint and the stars of every team are shown in action. The championship game between the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers was photographed from beginning to end and all the spectacular plays included in this film. The picture was produced by Industrial Pictures Inc. of Detroit for General Mills, Inc., with the sanction and cooperation of the National league. Coach Dutch Clark served as technical supervisor and coaches of all teams assisted in this capacity. Grace and Bement, Inc., Detroit advertising agency, developed the idea and script and Harry Wismer, popular football announcer, does the narration.


DEC 31 (Green Bay) - The snow swirls around the City stadium gridiron, where all those new seats will be built next fall, and it's far from the scene at San Francisco, where 44 recently collegiate gridders are working out for the annual East-West all-star game. Looking them over under those California skies is Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers, and today brings some word from Curly regarding the pro football situation. Francis Twedell, University of Minnesota guard, who was drawn on the Green Bay draft list, will be married at San Francisco the day after the game. He hasn't made up his mind definitely about professional football, but Lambeau feels sure he will join the Packers. Without a doubt, says the Packer leader, Marshall Goldberg of Pittsburgh is a great ball player - an All-American who has the stuff. Coaches Andy Kerr and Bernie Bierman have said that they never saw an athlete train better, or be more conscientious about his work. Goldberg in addition is modest, and determined to play his best in each contest. Howie Weiss of Wisconsin has been nicknamed "Wezzie" by his teammates. His makeup is similar to that of Clarke Hinkle, and he may be used the entire game, as Osmanski of Holy Cross has a shoulder injury which may keep him out of the game. Weiss has been drafted by the Detroit Lions. Charley Brock of Nebraska, selected by the Packers, will be the starting center on the West team, and Lambeau, watching him work, said he seemed uncanny on pass defense. He likes the game and will play with the Packers. Of the 44 men on both squads, about 40 are enthused about playing pro football, and four say no, positively. One of the four is Osmanski, selected in the Chicago Bears' draft. "I am pleasantly amazed," Lambeau said, "regarding the attitude of the boys regarding professional football. They see every contest they possibly can, and know all about the personnel of the clubs in the National league. They all seemed anxious to talk about the playoff game between the Packers and New York Giants." Ray Flaherty, coach of the Washington Redskins, and Ernie Nevers, new mentor of the Chicago Cardinals, also are in San Francisco looking things over, and more representatives from the National pro league are expected tomorrow. Curly finished his communication by wishing all of his friends in this section a Happy New Year. And we do likewise.




DETROIT 16, Pittsburgh 7


New York 27, PITTSBURGH 14          Washington 26, PHILADELPH 23

GREEN BAY 26, Cleveland 17          CHICAGO BEARS 16, Chicago Cards 13


New York       1  0 0 1.000  27  14 GREEN BAY      1  0 0 1.000  26  17

Washington     1  0 0 1.000  26  23 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  16   7

Brooklyn       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Bears      1  0 0 1.000  16  13

Philadelphia   0  1 0  .000  23  26 Chi Cards      0  1 0  .000  13  16

Pittsburgh     0  2 0  .000  21  43 Cleveland      0  1 0  .000  17  26


Philadelphia 27, Pittsburgh 7 at Buffalo


Chicago Cards 7, CLEVELAND 6


WASHINGTON 16, Brooklyn 16 (T)      Chicago Bears 2, GREEN BAY 0


New York       1  0 0 1.000  27  14 Chi Bears      2  0 0 1.000  18  13

Washington     1  0 1 1.000  42  39 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  16   7

Philadelphia   1  1 0  .500  27   7 GREEN BAY      1  1 0  .500  26  19

Brooklyn       0  0 1  .000  16  16 Chi Cards      1  1 0  .500  20  22

Pittsburgh     0  3 0  .000  28  70 Cleveland      0  2 0  .000  23  33


Pittsburgh 17, BROOKLYN 3


PHILADELPHIA 14, New York 10        WASHINGTON 37, Cleveland 13

Green Bay 28, Chicago Cards 7 at Milwaukee


Washington     2  0 1 1.000  79  52 Chi Bears      2  0 0 1.000  18  13

Philadelphia   2  1 0  .667  41  17 Detroit        1  0 0 1.000  16   7

New York       1  1 0  .500  37  28 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  .667  54  26

Pittsburgh     1  3 0  .250  45  73 Chi Cards      1  2 0  .333  27  50

Brooklyn       0  1 1  .000  19  33 Cleveland      0  3 0  .000  36  70


Green Bay 24, Chicago Cards 22 at Buffalo


BROOKLYN 13, Chicago Cards 0        CHICAGO Bears 28, PHILADELPHIA 6

CLEVELAND 21, Detroit 17


Pittsburgh 13, NEW YORK 10


Washington     2  0 1 1.000  79  52 Chi Bears      3  0 0 1.000  46  19

Philadelphia   2  2 0  .500  47  45 GREEN BAY      3  1 0  .750  78  48

Brooklyn       1  1 1  .500  32  33 Detroit        1  1 0  .500  33  28

Pittsburgh     2  3 0  .400  58  83 Cleveland      1  3 0  .250  57  87

New York       1  2 0  .333  47  41 Chi Cards      1  4 0  .200  49  87


New York 10, WASHINGTON 7           Brooklyn 17, PITTSBURGH 7

Detroit 17, GREEN BAY 7             CLEVELAND 14, Chicago Bears 7


Washington     2  1 1  .667  86  62 Chi Bears      3  1 0  .750  53  33

Brooklyn       2  1 1  .667  49  40 Detroit        2  1 0  .667  50  35

Philadelphia   2  2 0  .500  47  45 GREEN BAY      3  2 0  .600  85  65

New York       2  2 0  .500  57  48 Cleveland      2  3 0  .400  71  94

Pittsburgh     2  4 0  .333  65 100 Chi Cards      1  4 0  .200  49  87


NEW YORK 17, Philadelphia 7         Washington 7, DETROIT 5

Chicago Bears 34, CHICAGO CARDS 28  Green Bay 35, Brooklyn 7 at Milwaukee


Washington     3  1 1  .750  93  67 Chi Bears      4  1 0  .800  87  61

New York       3  2 0  .600  74  55 GREEN BAY      4  2 0  .667 120  72

Brooklyn       2  2 1  .500  56  75 Detroit        2  2 0  .500  55  42

Philadelphia   2  3 0  .400  54  62 Cleveland      2  3 0  .400  71  94

Pittsburgh     2  4 0  .333  65 100 Chi Cards      1  5 0  .167  77 121


Cleveland 23, CHICAGO BEARS 21      NEW YORK 28, Brooklyn 14

GREEN BAY 20, Pittsburgh 0          DETROIT 10, Chicago Cards 0

WASHINGTON 20, Philadelphia 14


Washington     4  1 1  .800 113  81 GREEN BAY      5  2 0  .714 140  72

New York       4  2 0  .667 102  69 Chi Bears      4  2 0  .667 108  84

Brooklyn       2  3 1  .400  70 103 Detroit        3  2 0  .600  65  42

Philadelphia   2  4 0  .333  68  82 Cleveland      3  3 0  .500  94 115

Pittsburgh     2  5 0  .286  65 120 Chi Cards      1  6 0  .143  77 131


Philadelphia 7, Chicago Cards 0 at Erie, PA


Green Bay 28, CLEVELAND 7           Detroit 13, CHICAGO BEARS 7

BROOKLYN 6, Washington 6 (T)


Washington     4  1 2  .800 119  87 GREEN BAY      6  2 0  .750 168  79

New York       4  2 0  .667 102  69 Detroit        4  2 0  .667  78  49

Philadelphia   3  4 0  .429  75  82 Chi Bears      4  3 0  .571 115  97

Brooklyn       2  3 2  .400  76 109 Cleveland      3  4 0  .429 101 143

Pittsburgh     2  5 0  .286  65 120 Chi Cards      1  7 0  .125  77 138


NEW YORK 6, Chicago Cards 0         Washington 7, PITTSBURGH 0

Green Bay 24, CHICAGO BEARS 17      DETROIT 6, Cleveland 0

Brooklyn 10, PHILADELPHIA 7


Washington     5  1 2  .833 126  87 GREEN BAY      7  2 0  .778 192  96

New York       5  2 0  .714 108  69 Detroit        5  2 0  .714  84  49

Brooklyn       3  3 2  .500  86 116 Chi Bears      4  4 0  .500 132 121

Philadelphia   3  5 0  .375  82  92 Cleveland      3  5 0  .375 101 149

Pittsburgh     2  6 0  .250  65 127 Chi Cards      1  8 0  .111  77 144


NEW YORK 28, Cleveland 0            CHICAGO BEARS 31, Washington 7

Green Bay 28, DETROIT 7             BROOKLYN 32, Philadelphia 14


New York       6  2 0  .750 136  69 Z-GREEN BAY    8  2 0  .800 220 103

Washington     5  2 2  .714 133 118 Detroit        5  3 0  .625  91  77

Brooklyn       4  3 2  .571 118 130 Chi Bears      5  4 0  .556 163 128

Philadelphia   3  6 0  .333  96 124 Cleveland      3  6 0  .333 101 177

Pittsburgh     2  6 0  .250  65 127 Chi Cards      1  8 0  .111  77 144

Z-Clinched tie for division title


NEW YORK 15, Green Bay 3            Chicago Bears 24, BROOKLYN 6

Detroit 7, CHICAGO CARDS 3          Phil 14, Pitt 7 at Charleston, WV


New York       7  2 0  .778 151  72 Z-GREEN BAY    8  3 0  .727 223 118

Washington     5  2 2  .714 133 118 Detroit        6  3 0  .667  98  80

Brooklyn       4  4 2  .500 124 154 Chi Bears      6  4 0  .600 187 134

Philadelphia   4  6 0  .400 110 131 Cleveland      3  6 0  .333 101 177

Pittsburgh     2  7 0  .222  72 141 Chi Cards      1  9 0  .100  80 151

Z-Clinched tie for division title


BROOKLYN 7, New York 7 (T)          DETROIT 14, Chicago Bears 7


WASHINGTON 15, Pittsburgh 0         CHICAGO CARDS 31, Cleveland 17


New York       7  2 1  .778 158  80 Z-GREEN BAY    8  3 0  .727 223 118

Washington     6  2 2  .667 148 118 Detroit        7  3 0  .700 112  87

Brooklyn       4  4 3  .500 131 161 Chi Bears      6  5 0  .545 194 148

Philadelphia   4  6 0  .400 110 131 Cleveland      3  7 0  .300 118 208

Pittsburgh     2  8 0  .200  72 156 Chi Cards      2  9 0  .182 111 168

Z-Clinched tie for division title


NEW YORK 36, Washington 0           Philadelphia 21, DETROIT 7

Cleveland 13, Pittsburgh 7 at New Orleans


X-New York     8  2 1  .800 194  79 X-GREEN BAY    8  3 0  .727 223 118

Washington     6  3 2  .667 148 154 Detroit        7  4 0  .636 119 108

Brooklyn       4  4 3  .500 131 161 Chi Bears      6  5 0  .545 194 148

Philadelphia   5  6 0  .455 154 164 Cleveland      4  7 0  .364 131 215

Pittsburgh     2  9 0  .182  79 169 Chi Cards      2  9 0  .182 111 168

X-Clinched division title


1938 NFL TITLE (December 11 at New York - 48,120)


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