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The 1941 Green Bay Packers - 10-1 (T-1ST)

Head Coach: Curly Lambeau


AUGUST (0-0-1)

23 G-NEW YORK GIANTS                     T 17-17    0- 0-1    10,800


7  M-PHILADELPHIA EAGLES                 W 28-21    1- 0-1    10,000



14 G-DETROIT LIONS (0-0-0)               W 23- 0    1- 0-0    16,734

21 M-CLEVELAND RAMS (1-0-0)              W 24- 7    2- 0-0    18,463

28 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L 17-25    2- 1-0    24,876


5  M-CHICAGO CARDINALS (0-1-1)           W 14-13    3- 1-0    10,000

12 M-BROOKLYN DODGERS (2-1-0)            W 30- 7    4- 1-0    15,621

19 at Cleveland Rams (2-3-0)             W 17-14    5- 1-0    13,086

26 at Detroit Lions (1-3-1)              W 24- 7    6- 1-0    30,269


2  at Chicago Bears (5-0-0)              W 16-14    7- 1-0    46,484

9  X-at Kenosha Cardinals                W 65- 2               7,200

16 G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (2-4-1)           W 17- 9    8- 1-0    15,495

23 at Pittsburgh Steelers (1-7-1)        W 54- 7    9- 1-0    15,202

30 at Washington Redskins (5-4-0)        W 22-17   10- 1-0    35,594



14 at Chicago Bears (10-1-0)             L 14-33              43,425

X - Non-League Game G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee


With the Chicago Bears detroying all of their opposition in the early part of the campaign, everyone but Curly Lambeau was calling the Bears a super team. Lambeau reminded his Packers that the Bears were only human and due for a fall, and, when the two clubs met in mid-season, the hard-nosed Green Bay defense shut off the Bears and led the Packers to a 16-14 upset win. That triumph made up for an earlier loss to the Bears and led to both clubs having identical 10-1-1 records when the regular season ended. The Packers went into the playoff game, the first for the NFL since it went to divisional play in 1933, with the NFL's premier receiver and league MVP Don Hutson, a superb passer and strategist in Cecil Isbell, a stable of hard-charging runners headed by Clarke Hinkle, and a tough forward wall featuring Baby Ray and Buckets Goldenberg. But with all their talent, Green Bay came up empty in the rubber match with Chicago, losing 33-14.


The Green Bay Packers in 1941, by virtue of splitting their two games with the Chicago Bears, ended the regular season in a tie, the first divisional tie in NFL history. And it prevented the Packers from placing themselves on a list of the best NFL teams to not make the post-season:

1967 BALTIMORE COLTS (11-1-2) - The Colts rolled to an 11-0-2 record, but saw their playoff hopes implode in Week 14. They lost to the Los Angeles Rams, 34-10, and the Rams and Colts tied for the Coastal Division title. The top tiebreaker was point differential in head-to-head games, and since the teams tied, 24-24, earlier in the year, the Rams advanced. The following year, the Colts went 13-1 and lost Super Bowl III. Their two-year record of 24-2-2 remains the second best ever.

1963 GREEN BAY PACKERS (11-2-1) - The Packers lost both of their games with the Bears, giving Chicago the Western Conference title with a 11-1-2 record. They had a two-year record of 23-3-1 going back to 1962.

1991 SAN FRANCISCO 49ers (10-6) - According to an ESPN analysis, Of the 12 teams that went 10-6 between 1978 and 1991 and didn't make the playoffs, the Niners had the best point differential. In fact, they had the second-best differential in the entire NFL in 1991. They got off to a 4-6 start, losing by margins of two, three, six, five, three and seven points. Unfortunately, two of those close losses were to the Falcons, who beat them for a wildcard spot based on head-to-head competition.


Bob Adkins         55   E 6- 0 211       Marshall  2  2 24  7

Frank Balazs       35  FB 6- 2 205           Iowa  3  3 23  1 1939 Draft - 18th

Charley Brock      29   C 6- 1 207       Nebraska  3  3 25 11 1939 Draft - 3rd

Lou Brock          15  HB 6- 0 198         Purdue  2  2 23 11 1940 Draft - 3rd

Mike Bucchianeri   33   G 5-10 210        Indiana  1  1 24  1

Larry Buhler       52  HB 6- 2 210      Minnesota  3  3 24 11 1939 Draft - 1st

Tony Canadeo        3  HB 6- 0 190        Gonzaga  1  1 22  9 1941 Draft - 7th

Larry Craig        54   E 6- 0 210    S. Carolina  3  3 25 11 1939 Draft - 6th

Tiny Engebretsen   34   G 6- 1 245   Northwestern  8 10 31  1 FA-Brooklyn (1934)

Ed Frutig          51   E 6- 1 190       Michigan  1  1 21  8 1941 Draft - 3rd 

Buckets Goldenberg 43   G 5-10 230      Wisconsin  9  9 29  9

Tom Greenfield     56   C 6- 4 219        Arizona  3  3 23  5 1939 Draft - 15th

Clarke Hinkle      30  FB 5-11 205       Bucknell 10 10 29 11

Don Hutson         14   E 6- 1 180        Alabama  7  7 28 11

Cecil Isbell       17  HB 6- 1 190         Purdue  4  4 26 11 1938 Draft - 1st 

Harry Jacunski     48   E 6- 2 202        Fordham  3  3 25 11 

Ed Jankowski        7   B 5-10 205      Wisconsin  5  5 28 11 1937 Draft - 1st

Bill Johnson       50   E 6- 1 195      Minnesota  1  1 24  6

Smiley Johnson     64   G 5-10 195        Georgia  2  2 24 11

William Kuusisto   45   G 6- 0 235      Minnesota  1  1 23 10

Joe Laws           24  HB 5- 9 190           Iowa  8  8 30 11

Bill Lee           40   T 6- 3 240        Alabama  5  7 29 11 FA-Brooklyn (1937)

Russ Letlow        46   G 6- 0 220  San Francisco  6  6 27  4 1936 Draft - 1st

Del Lyman          15   T 6- 2 225           UCLA  1  1 23  5 1941 Draft - 14th

Lee McLaughlin     37   G 6- 1 225       Virginia  1  1 24  9

Carl Mulleneaux    19   E 6- 4 205        Utah St  4  4 24 10

Ernie Pannell      22   T 6- 3 215      Texas A&M  1  1 24 11 1941 Draft - 16th 

George Paskvan     68  FB 6- 0 190      Wisconsin  1  1 23    1941 Draft - 1st 

Baby Ray           44   T 6- 6 250     Vanderbilt  4  4 25 11

Ray Riddick         5   E 6- 0 220        Fordham  2  2 23 11

Herman Rohrig       8  HB 5- 9 187       Nebraska  1  1 23 10 1941 Draft - 6th

Charles Schultz    60   T 6- 3 235      Minnesota  3  3 24 11 1939 Draft - 20th 


George Svendsen    66   C 6- 4 240      Minnesota  5  5 28 11

Pete Tinsley       21   G 5- 8 200        Georgia  4  4 28  9 1938 Draft - 9th

Andy Uram          42  HB 5-10 188      Minnesota  4  4 26 11 1938 Draft - 4th

Alex Urban         23   E 6- 3 199    S. Carolina  1  1 24  7 

Hal Van Every      36  HB 6- 0 195      Minnesota  2  2 23 11 1940 Draft - 1st

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

1941 PACKERS DRAFT (December 10, 1940)


1     7 George Paskvan       B Wisconsin

2       Did not draft

3    21 Robert Paffrath      B Minnesota

4       Did not draft

5    37 Ed Frutig            E Michigan

6    46 Herman Rohrig        B Nebraska

7    57 Bill Telesmanic      E San Francisco

8    66 William Kuusisto     G Minnesota

9    77 Tony Canadeo         B Gonzaga

10   86 Mike Byelene         B Purdue

11   97 Paul Hiemenz         C Northwestern

12  106 Mike Enich           T Iowa 

13  117 Ed Hefferman         B St. Mary's (Calif.) 

14  126 Del Lyman            T UCLA 

15  137 John Frieberger      E Arkansas 

16  146 Ernie Pannell        T Texas A&M 

17  157 Bob Saggau           B Notre Dame 

18  166 Helge Pukema         G Minnesota 

19  177 Bob Hayes            E Toledo 

20  186 Jim Strasbaugh       B Ohio State 

21  192 Joe Bailey           C Kentucky

22  200 Bruno Malinowski     B Holy Cross

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JAN 15 (Chicago) - The owners of the NFL teams finally have concluded that it is time to hire an all-powerful commissioner to police their prosperous and thriving sport. The magnates had hoped to discuss that at an informal and secret powwow in Chicago tomorrow, but the meeting is now about as secret as a smallpox epidemic. The gathering still is strictly off the record, having no status as a league meeting and at which no official business can be transacted...TURNS DOWN OFFER: A committee of league owners offered the commissioner's job to Arch Ward, sports editor of the Chicago Tribune 10 days ago,  but Ward rejected the offer - the second time in five years  that he has turned down the job. Carl Storck of Dayton, Ohio, is the president of the league, but reports that he would be replaced have been heard ever since he  succeeded to the presidency upon the death of Joe Carr two years ago. Whether he could be retained if a commissioner were hired is problematical. Each of the owners is reported as having his own favorite for the commissioner's job, indicated that a stalemate is quite likely at this particular meeting. Two of the most prominently mentioned are John R. Kilpatrick of Madison Square Garden, New York, and Jim Farley. Leland H. Joannes, president of Green Bay Packers, Inc. said today that he knows "absolutely nothing" about tomorrow's meeting in Chicago, and that no notification of it has been received by the Packers.


JAN 16 (Chicago) - Club owners of the NFL are looking for a commissioner to police their business and may select one today in an unofficial meeting of eight - possibly all 10 - owners. Prominently mentioned for the job were John Reed Kilpatrick of New York's Madison Square Garden and Jim Farley, although almost every club in the league has a candidate...COMES INTO OPEN: What started as a "secret" session came into the open when Arch Ward, Chicago sports editor, revealed he had turned down a offer to become commissioner 10 days ago. Ward previously had been offered the league's presidency. Ward said last night that the offer, coming within the last two weeks, had "unanimous endorsements of the club owners of the NFL." Earlier, Carl Storck, league president, had called the


announcement of an offer to Ward "just so much wind,"  and said that the commissionership never had been discussed. "I know no club has discussed such a thing with me," he added...NO OFFICIAL STATUS: Today's meeting is almost an annual get-together and has no official status. In past ​seasons, George Halas of the Chicago Bears, Charley Bidwell of the Cardinals and E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers conferred with George Marshall of Washington and Dan Topping of Brooklyn as Marshall and Topping headed west for vacations. Lambeau is in Chicago today. Fred Mandel, new Detroit owner, lives in Chicago and was expected to join the meeting. Cleveland, New York, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia also may be represented. Although no action can be taken officially, President Carl Storck would be obliged to call a special league meeting if four owners sign a request. A commissioner can be elected by unanimous vote at a special session or by a majority at the league's regular meeting in April.


JAN 17 (Chicago) - Owners of NFL clubs today plunged into another round of informal discussions on a proposal to set up a pro football rule similar to baseball's Commissioner K.M. Landis. The magnates prepared the way for formal action at their regular April meeting by rewriting a part of the league's constitution yesterday, inserting a clause that provides for a commissioner...HEADS OLYMPIC UNIT: Already reported under consideration was Avery Brundage, chairman of the American Olympic committee and former president of the National A.A.U.. Brundage, a Chicago contractor, was an all-around athlete at the University of Illinois 20 years ago. The unofficial meeting yesterday was carried over for another day principally to permit Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, to join in the discussions. Green Bay was the only club not represented yesterday. Lambeau en route to the meeting from California was delayed at Dallas.


JAN 17 (Chicago) - Professional football is going to have a commissioner to rule the sport in the fashion that Kenesaw Mountain Landis governs baseball. The 10 club owners of the NFL decided today to create the new post because of the growing activities of the league and professional football in general, which they want to safeguard as a major sport. The new commissioner, to be named at the annual meeting of the league here in April, will be empowered with more authority than the league president, Carl L. Storck of Dayton, O., whose one year contract expires in April. The plan provided that the newly appointed commissioner will have jurisdiction over all professional leagues, only one of which, the National, would be ranked as "major". The man to be selected probably will get a salary of $25,000 a year. The names of eight are to be considered before the selection is made, said George Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, and spokesman for the 10 owners. "The man we choose must necessarily be capable - big enough for the job," Marshall said. "Personally, I prefer a man at present associated with football or having a good background of the sport."


JAN 17 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh pro football team henceforth will be known as the Pittsburgh Iron Men, the new owner, Alexis Thompson, has announced. Previously, the eleven had been known as the Pirates and later the Steelers.



JAN 20 (Green Bay) - A natural runner with great speed and forward passing ability, Robert Joseph Saggau of the University of Notre Dame is rated high among the nation's collegiate stars with a chance to go places in professional football. He is on the draft list of the Green Bay Packers, but has not indicated his intentions regarding the pro game. Six feet tall, crowding 190 pounds in weight, with a German father and an Irish mother, Saggau is an honor student in the college of commerce. He has red hair and green eyes, and was an all-state selection at Denison, Ia., high school. Throughout his football career, Bob has starred at left halfback. He blossomed out as a triple-threater during his sophomore year at Notre Dame, and for his first two seasons averaged better than five yards every time he toted the leather...BLOCKING FALLS OFF: During 1940 competition, his ground gaining average suffered from a slump in the quality of Irish blocking, but he still was quite a man with the ball when the chips were down. Against the Navy, fourth down, seven yards to go, and Notre Dame trailing 7 to 6 with four minutes and 11 seconds left, it was Saggau who faded deep, faked a pass and scampered over the goal line with the winning touchdown. He had a net gain of exactly nothing for five attempts at rushing, but he got the six points that sewed up the game, Captain Milt Plepul adding the other to make it 13 to 7. Saggau's passes that day covered another 52 yards, and he caught one for 18 during a 78-yard touchdown advance. Saggau's passing and kicking more than offset any lack of touch that may have befallen his running game during 1940. He must be ranked with the nation's greatest in those two departments. Few of his aerials were intercepted during the season, and he piled up hundreds of yards by the overhead method...THROWS LONG PASSES: Furthermore, he clicked consistently on long passes, averaging more than 10 yards for every pass thrown, and more than 20 for every completion. His punting average for the season was well in excess of 40 yards, and he displayed deadly efficiency under fire. He averaged 47 yards against the inspired Army team and his boots were instrumental in staving off an apparent defeat. Saggau's marksmanship is not entirely accidental. He spent lots of time at Dorset, Minn., vacationing and practicing his tosses last summer. Juswik, who caught many of Saggau's aerials, said, "Bob lays the ball in here nice and soft. Anyone ought to be able to catch it. It's always right to the spot."...GREAT NATURAL SPEED: Saggau's natural speed, which won him two letters as a sprinter, makes him a constant threat, no matter what the figures say. He throws with his right hand, but kicks with his left foot - for no especial reason. "I just started that way," he explained. His hobbies include hunting and collecting swing (and track) record. He was elected president of the Monogram club, composed of campus athletic lettermen, and has mentioned returning to Notre Dame - barring professional football - to take a law degree. He also is planning to take up flying this spring, with the possibility of landing an army commission.


JAN 21 (Green Bay) - The tallest player ever to complete at the University of Arkansas is John Freiberger, football end and basketball center, whose name appears on the draft list of the Green Bay Packers and who is expected to take a crack at professional football next fall. Freiberger hails from the little village of Point, Tex., and started his Arkansas career in 1937 by winning his freshman numerals at end. He has won three varsity letters at the same spot. The rangy wingman stands six feet eight inches in height and weighs 222 pounds. His basketball ability has helped him a lot in football, where he is an expert pass receiver. Arkansas led the nation in forward passing during the 1938 season and was second to Texas Christian in 1939. Both seasons Freiberger caught his share of passes thrown by Arkansas backs..OFTEN THREW LATERALS: While his specialty is catching short passes just over the line, often followed by laterals, he did catch a 47-yarder against T.C.U. at Fort Worth in 1938 as a sophomore. He also is a great defensive flanker and has a flaming competitive spirit. Freiberger is a senior in the college of agriculture and will receive his degree in June. He is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and belongs to half a dozen campus honor organizations, being probably the most popular athlete in school. He frequently accompanies members of the coaching staff to alumni gatherings, high school football banquets and the line, because he explains the football movies, and his slow southern drawl and pleasing personality go over big everywhere...DOESN'T USE FIRST NAME: His full name is Perry John Freiberger, but he never uses the first handle. To his teammates he is known as "Papa John" because he fathers them on the trips. Most sportswriters of the Southwest call him "Treetop" Freiberger. The prospective Packer end is coached by W.J. Lemke, a former Badger who once wrote sports for the Wausau Record-Herald.


JAN 21 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers is back from California, and he has talked with a lot of football players since he headed west to witness the East-West All-Star game, but there probably won't be any immediate contract announcements. Curly picked up a lot of gridiron gossip on the coast, got some lines of Packer draftees, and said that his next immediate task will be to discuss terms with George Paskvan, University of Wisconsin powerhouse whose name rests on the Green Bay draft list. "Nick Drahos, the all-America tackle from Cornell, got most of the honors," Curly reported, "but on the coast the East-West coaches through that Mike Enich, Iowa tackle drafted by the Packers, is the better prospect of the two. Enich is solidly built, and probably will play guard here, if he signs, which we think he will. Both Coaches Andy Kerr and Bernie Bierman believe that he would be as effective in professional football as a guard than as a tackle." Curly had a lot to say about Ed Frutig, Michigan's great end. "You write these men, and you see pictures of them, and you get information," he added, "but you have to talk to them and watch them work before you can get a true idea of their worth. Frutig is the clever type of end. His coaches said his pass receiving is heady, and he is able to maneuver around his opposition without having to crash through it. He's willing to play professional football, but he wants a year-round job to keep him busy during his offseason. This we are trying to get for him." Bill Telesmanic, the San Francisco U. end, had been a mainstay of his team for three years and is regarded as a likely pro player. Russ Letlow, Packer guard, recommends him highly. Telesmanic, who stands three inches over six feet and weighs 210, was just one day too young to register for the national draft. Lambeau also bumped into many friendly phrases regarding Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga back drafted by the Packers. "Several coast players told me," the Packer coach said, "that Canadeo was the hardest tackler they ever encountered." Ed Heffernan, St. Mary's back, turned out to be a fine forward passer. He weighs 192 pounds and is willing to play in the National league. Curly also went overboard on Herman Rohrig, halfback of the University of Nebraska, who threw the Cornhuskers' second touchdown pass against Stanford in the Rose bowl. Rohrig was the shiftiest man his team showed against Stanford, despite a recent attack of the flu, which weakened him. He is rated the best goal kicker, passer and punter on the Nebraska roster. "John Freiberger, the Arkansas end we said measured six feet seven inches," Curly added, "isn't six feet seven at all. He's six feet eight and probably will be the tallest man in pro football next year, if he signs. I also likes the looks of Del Lyman, big left tackle of U.C.L.A., who has been an outstanding Pacific coach lineman for the past three years. Lyman has made no decision regarding pro football, but will let me know within three weeks, he said."


JAN 22 (Iowa City) - Iron Mike Enich, captain and right tackle of the 1940 University of Iowa football team, 1941 draftee of the Green Bay Packers, has been a standout in the Hawkeye line since he was moved from the backfield in midseason of 1938. His name, incidentally, is pronounced EE-nick, with the accent on the first syllable. He is believed to be interested in professional football, and recently conferred with Coach Curly Lambeau on the west coast. In 1939, when Iowa became the "Cinderella team" of the nation, Enich played 60 minutes against Michigan, Wisconsin, Purdue, Notre Dame, Minnesota and Northwestern. He was named on Collier's all-western team. And in 1940, he played 397 minutes out of a possible 420 in the major games, going full time against Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Notre Dame, 58 minutes against Illinois, 57 against Purdue, and 42 against Wisconsin. He broke his nose in the Wisconsin game and missed slightly more than a quarter...GOOD STAYING QUALITIES: He was given the name of Iron Mike because of his remarkable staying qualities as a member of the Iowa Iron Men of 1939. Of 24 games in three seasons, Enich was a full timer in 10 of them. In some of the games, Enich made fully 50 percent of the tackles, beat the ends downfield under punts, and otherwise did everything expected of a fine tackle. Enich was extremely difficult to take out of any play, being adept at both offense and defense. He was an excellent tackler, quick at solving plays, and a fine team leader who inspired by his deeds rather than by words. A 205-pounder, Enich was adept at recovering fumbles. Against Notre Dame he grabbed Piepul's fumble out of the air and ran 40 yards to midfield, breaking up the Irish threat inside Iowa's 10-yard line. He blocked two punts in the 1939 Purdue game, which led to Iowa's winning safeties, 4-0...SON OF SERBIANS: Enich is the son of Serbian parents. He is from Boone, Ia., where his father is a railroad worker. Mike is six feet tall and was 22 last fall. In high school at Boone, Enich was an all-state fullback. He was a fullback and quarterback at Iowa during the first half of his sophomore season (1938), then was shifted to tackle to fill in for an injured player. So rapidly did he adapt to that position, that he stayed there through the remainder of his college career. The Iowa captain became known as a players' player. He is the type who does everything right. Mike knew the assignment of every man and could cooly straighten out any football situation. The boy has real brains, although he does not talk a lot or parade his knowledge of the game...GETS HIGH MARKS: He is a good student, too, receiving the grades of A in two courses, B in six courses, and never has dropped below C. He is majoring in economics and plans a career in some business field. Enrolled in the college of liberal arts, Enich lives at the Quadrangle men's dormitory. He is a member of A.F.I., senior men's honorary organization, but did not join a social fraternity. He has two brothers and three sisters. Dancing and music are his favorite recreations and meat and potatoes is his favorite food. The Iowan in 1940 was named by Bill Stern on Life magazine's second all-American team and also was picked on the second team by United Press. His teammates selected him in 1940 as the most valuable player. He played 17 minutes in the East-West charity game at San Francisco Jan. 1.


JAN 22 (Green Bay) - There will be an all-out emphasis upon spirit when the Green Bay Packers dive into their 1941 schedule, if the type of new candidate for the team can be taken as an indication. Coach Curly Lambeau, who just back from his annual trek to California and intermediate parts, is a great believer in the importance of contracting an individual personally before putting his name on the dotted line. In a great many cases of course, this isn't possible, but whenever it is, Curly makes it a point to drop in on the draftee or prospect. "For 1941, I want the type of player who shows spirit," he said yesterday. "It is true that I am disappointed to date in some of the men we drew on our 1941 draft list, but on the other hand I am elated over others. The annual draft total of 20 usually simmers down to seven or less, and I anticipate that there are about that many on our present list who should make us good material for next fall." The Packers won't have to worry about preparing for an All-Star game this summer. The Chicago Bears can do that, and can attempt to crack the lengthening jinx which decrees that no National league champion can emerge from the Chicago stadium struggle and successfully hold its crown. The Packers can dig right into their league schedule, aiming to recapture, against the strongest opposition, the title which slipped from their grasp in 1940. While on the coast Lambeau dropped into to see the Los Angeles Bulldogs play the Hollywood Bears for the Pacific Coast league championship, a bitter fight which the Bulldogs won, 16 to 14. "Bears had the better personnel," quoth Curly, "but they lacked the Bulldogs' will to win."


JAN 23 (St. Mary's College, CA) - A forward passing halfback who ranked among the best in the nation during 1940 may appear with the Green Bay Packers next fall, if Ed Heffernan of St. Mary's college comes to terms with the National league team's management. Heffernan played left halfback for the St. Mary's varsity during the past three years, and participated in better than 40 minutes of play during every game he played during that period...THREW NINE IN ROW: There have been many highlights in his career. The first came when he was a sophomore, and threw nine straight strikes against the Santa Clara varsity to defeat the Broncos for the first time in three years. His major performance was reserved for last season, when as captain of the St. Mary team he hurled the winning touchdown pass against Fordham at New York, pegging the ball while on the dead run...MAKES HONOR ROLL: Heffernan's kicking has been average, but his blocking and defensive play have been far above that standard. Aside from playing football, he has been on the college honor roll every year since he entered, and next June will receive a degree in bachelor of science and economics of business administration. Heffernan is regarded by Coach Norman (Red) Strader as one of the greatest backs to graduate from St. Mary in a long time. He weighs 190 pounds, measures an even six feet in height and is 20 years old. As a prep player he starred with Bakersfield High school in California, winning all-state honors.


JAN 24 (Milwaukee) - An increase of the capital stock of the Milwaukee Chiefs to $30,000 has been allowed by the Wisconsin Securities Commission, officials of the American League football club announced today. Seven teams have been named to sell stock at $5 a share. Owners of the old $20 shares will receive four shares of the new issue. The Wauwatosa State Bank has been set up as trustee for the Chiefs. If $18,000 is realized on sale of the stock the club will go forward on this capital investment plus approximately $7,000 now in the club treasury. If $18,000 is not realized, all the stock money will be refunded. Payment of league dues, retirement of present obligations and posting of $9,000 to insure completion of the scheduled 1941 games is contemplated with part of the stock money.


JAN 24 (Ann Arbor, MI) - If Ed Frutig, crack University of Michigan wingman, signs this season with the Green Bay Packers, that National league eleven will possess one of the greatest ends in 1940 collegiate football. Only 21 years old, measuring six feet one inch, and weighing 185 pounds, Frutig has made a name for himself as equal to any of Michigan's famous flankers. During his senior year he received 12 forward passes for 181 yards, intercepted one toss for a 26-yard return, scored three touchdowns and blocked six punts. On at least four occasions punts blocked by Frutig came a crucial times in the game and were followed immediately by Michigan touchdowns. Scholastically, he switched from physical education to journalism at the end of his sophomore year...MILD PREP CAREER: After what has been termed a "mediocre" career as an end on the River Rouge, Michigan, high school football team, Frutig entered Michigan and reported for the freshmen football team. His height and weight weren't of the quality necessary for college football, the coaches believed, and they failed to recognize his ability, not even giving him numerals. As a freshman footballer he was a member of the physical education squad that numbered but 15 players. Undaunted, Ed reported for the varsity the next fall and again failed to make the grade because he still was too small and light for college football. Although he possessed a great competitive spirit, the coaching staff didn't feel that this would offset what he lacked physically. Again as a junior he reported for the football team after having made splendid showings in the previous spring drills, and for the first part of the season got but slightly more attention than had been accorded him previously. However, near midseason he broke into the lineup and his stellar play both on offense and defense won him a starting berth which he never relinquished. His uncanny talent for snaring pases under difficult circumstances and brilliant defensive play made him a valuable asset to the team. At the conclusion of his junior year he was further honored by being selected on numerous all conference teams...BOTHERED BY INJURY: At this juncture, when scholastically he should have been a senior, Frutig still had two years of competition under the Big Ten eligibility rules. From the beginning of the season he was regarded as one of the finest flankers in the league and certainly lived up to that reputation throughout the season. Despite an injury which forced him out of the last two games, Frutig repeated on many of the mythical conference honor teams. He was regarded as one of the best pass receivers and finest defensive players since the immortal Bernie Oosterbaan, who incidentally is his present mentor. He was overshadowed somewhat during his last year of eligibility because of the presence of Tom Harmon, who garnered all the press notices for his excellent play. Despite the fact that Harmon stole the spotlight, Frutig nevertheless was one of the finest players in the Michigan lineup. His remarkable personality and quick wit made him one of the most popular players on the team, both with the coaches and the players. This, his senior year, climaxed one of the most amazing success stories ever written into the Michigan gridiron books. At the conclusion of the season he was chosen one of the best ends in the Midwest and received recognition on many all-American teams. He was one of the most durable players on the team and in at least five contests went the entire 60 minutes.


JAN 24 (San Francisco) - When the Green Bay Packers launch their drills for the 1941 football season late next summer, West Coast fans will not be surprised if rangy Bill Telesmanic, University of San Francisco end, is among those present. They will be less surprised if this same individual remains as a member of the National league squad throughout the season. Telesmanic has sold himself thoroughly to the area which sent Packer Russell Letlow to the Packers...FINEST END ON COAST: During the 1940 season he proved to be the finest end on the Pacific coast. He is a personable young man with a lot of hustle and plenty of will to win. In addition to being a football player of outstanding ability, he is an excellent first baseman on the baseball team, and a good basketball player, where he stars at center. Receiving the unanimous vote of his teammates at the end of last season, Telesmanic was voted the coveted Boyle Loyalty medal, gift of William S. Boyd, San Francisco '07, presented annually to the U.S.F. football player who by his conduct on the field has been the source of most inspiration to his mates. Telesmanic goes well over 200 pounds in weight, and is a famous pass receiver. He has indicated that he is willing to play professional football. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers was given a tip on his ability from Green Bay guard Letlow, who never played with Telesmanic but is familiar with the end's accomplishments.


JAN 28 (Worcester, MA) - Pounding through his third consecutive football season for Holy Cross university last fall was 215-pound Bruno Malinowski, drawn by the Green Bay Packers on their 1941 draft list. Malinowski has not signified his intentions towards a professional football career, but his friends and fans think he is an outstanding prospect, from the standpoint of physical power alone. He stands two inches above six feet, and packs his 215 pounds on a hefty frame...LARGEST ON SQUAD: Malinowski was the largest back on the Holy Cross squad last fall, and one of the most effective. Possessing big, powerful legs, he was difficult to tackle, and a strong punter. He kicked with the left foot, and was one of the best long distance boosters in college circles during 1940. He also played right field on the varsity baseball team. Holy Cross rode through a tough schedule, which included games with Louisiana State, Carnegie Tech, New York university, Brown, Colgate, Mississippi, Temple, Manhattan and Boston college.



JAN 29 (Green Bay) - Announcement that Richard (Red) Smith, assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers, will manage the Green Bay baseball Bluejays next spring and summer was made today by Bobby Lynch, Community Baseball Association president, shortly after Smith signed his contract in the office of Meyer Cohen, association secretary. The action in signing Smith, Lynch said, followed a meeting of the board of directors at the Beaumont hotel yesterday afternoon. Selection was unanimous, the ballot being taken by roll call. Smith, one of the best known athletic figures in Green Bay, who has appeared with Green Bay teams and against them for nearly two decades, takes the helm of the daily baseball club at a time when it is preparing to launch its second season in the Wisconsin State league. Back in the early 1920s Red broke into baseball with Appleton of the old State league. He attended Lawrence college one year and then went to the University of Notre Dame, where he starred in football and baseball. He caught for the Irish in 1925 and 1926 and the latter season was signed by New


York Giants. He sat on the Giants' bench during the summer of 1926, protecting his college eligibility by not competing, and the following spring he captained the Notre Dame diamond squad...OPTIONED TO MONTREAL: From that time on, his baseball career has been typical of the organized ball player-manager, involving participation in several leagues and with a number of  teams. The Giants optioned him in 1928 to Montreal of the International league​, and in 1929 he was back in the big time, backstopping for the Boston Braves. There was a collegiate interlude in 1930, when Smith coached the Georgetown university team to a national intercollegiate championship. The next year he was athletic director at Seton Hall, South Orange, N.J. He coached football and baseball, his diamond team winning 14 games out of 18. Then in 1933, Red came back to Wisconsin. He joined the staff of the state university as assistant football coach, playing on the side with the semi-professional Madison Blues. He remained at that post until 1936, when he became a member of the Milwaukee Brewer organization, an affiliation he has maintained ever since...TOOK LEAGUE CROWN: Milwaukee sent him to Hopkinsville in 1936, and he piloted that Kitty league team to second place. Part of the same season was spent at Fieldale, Va. In 1938 he was back at Hopkinsville, and his boys knocked off the league championship. He served as coach with the Brewers all during 1939, handling the Milwaukee farm system, and last season he devoted his entire attention to the latter assignment. Up to the present time, Green Bay has known him best for his tireless work as Packer line coach, a position he has held with success since 1936. He played with the younger Packer team in 1927 and 1929.


JAN 30 (College Station, TX) - Ernest Woodrow Pannell, Texas Aggie tackle who was drafted by Green Bay, is probably the greatest tackle to ever come out of the Southwest conference. Pannell, who was educated in an orphan's high school near Corsicana, Tex., never has received the national fame that he should have, according to his coaches. Before coming to Texas A. and M., he attended John Tarleton Junior college at Stephenville, Tex., where he was an all-conference player. As a sophomore at A. and M., "Ernie", as he is called by his mates, made the starting eleven. Joe Boyd, who was playing the other tackle, was selected as the all-conference tackle that season, but Pannell was just as valuable. In 1939 Boyd was selected as an All-America and Pannell had to be satisfied with being just all-conference, but Aggie coaches all agree that Pannell was by far the best tackle. In the Sugar bowl game in which the Aggies beat Tulane, Pannell found himself on the same field with two All-America tackles, Boyd, his mate, and McCullam of Tulane. Ernie made both of them look like high schoolers in comparison that afternoon. Ernie had the misfortune to come along a year behind Boyd. Boyd was being boomed for top honors and as he wore  number 54, and Pannell wore number 54, Boyd was given much credit that should have gone to Pannell. The numbers were too conflicting. This six-foot, two-inch lad weighs 220 pounds, and his line coach Bill James rates him as the best tackle he has ever coached or ever seen and Bill has coached several all-Americans. In high school Pannell made the all-district team two years and was captain his last season. He is majoring in animal husbandry and will received his degree in June. His hobbies are hunting and fishing and playing the tuba...WINS TRACK NUMERAL: Entering A. and M. at mid-term in 1937, Pannell won a freshman track numeral and came back that fall to pick up his freshman numeral in football, and from then on he confined his athletics to football. It might be said for record that John Kimbrough's power drives were over Pannell's tackle, and all of his mates will tell anyone that Pannell was the best blocker in the line. On defense he was played on the right tackle where he was instructed to hold back for reserves, and in this role he was not spectacular but highly efficient. In the Aggie defense the left defensive tackle was the charging man. The Aggies ran their plays mostly to the left, and Pannell played the left tackle on offense. Homer Norton, head mentor of the Cadets, says that Pannell should go far in professional football.



FEB 4 (Chicago) - Elmer Layden, Notre Dame's second Rockne, traded the uncertainties of his coaching profession today for a five year contract as commissioner of the NFL at an annual salary of $20,000. In his seven years as athletic director and head coach at Notre Dame, Layden recaptured the football glory Knute Rockne had achieved for his little school at South Bend, Ind. But like Rock, Layden is a family man - with a wife and four children - and their security influenced his decision to abandon a highly successful coaching career at its peak. "I owe everything to Notre Dame," Layden said. "But the future welfare of my family is my uppermost thought. The salary and a long term contract naturally figure in my plans for the future."...HAS LAST WORD: As National league commissioner Layden will have powers never before placed in the hands of any football official. His will be the last word in all league matters and the eight club owners expect him to rule their sport with the same mailed fist Kenesaw Mountain Landis flaunts over baseball. A majority of the league's club owners agreed to Layden's selection Saturday. Monday, Layden conferred with Notre Dame's president, The Rev. J. Hugh O'Donnell, to sever his connection with his alma mater. During the first week in April, the club owners officially will confirm his appointment as commissioner at their annual spring meeting at Chicago. The move was so sudden Notre Dame officials have had no time to consider candidates for Layden's position...CONFERRED WITH OWNERS: Only three weeks ago league owners voted to elect a commissioner. The job first was offered to Arch Ward, Chicago sport editor, who turned down a 10-year contract. Ward, a great friend of Notre Dame, conferred at length with the owners during the January session and may have suggested Layden as a substitute candidate. "I regret leaving Notre Dame," Layden said. "Everyone there has been fine to me as a student, player and coach. Father O'Donnell was very sympathetic when I first told him about the pro football offer. I don't have a kick in the world. I believe in the future of pro football. My contacts with National league owners revealed as lot about their business I, as a college coach, never before understood. They have the welfare of the college boys at heart and I'll do all I can to promote that interest."...PLANS NEW OFFICE: Layden said he will remain at Notre Dame "for some time" to straighten out his personal business. He said he will make his headquarters in some National league city, probably Chicago. The league's publicity headquarters, with divisions now in both New York and Chicago, will be established in Layden's office. As a player Layden was much like Rockne - undersized but fast and determined. He was Rockne's "splinter fullback" in Notre Dame's immortal Four Horsemen backfield which included Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller and Jim Crowley. He broke into coaching at Loras College, Dubuque, Ia., in 1925, handled Duquesne football for seven years and moved on to Notre Dame Dec. 9, 1933, when Irish grid fortunes were at their lowers ebb since Rockne first had lifted them to prominence. In seven seasons under Layden, Notre Dame won 47 games, lost 13 and tied three. In 1938 the Irish won eight and lost one, the best record since Rockne's death. Last season, the Irish appeared overrated but won seven of nine games. "Saturday afternoon," mused Layden, "will be mighty lonely come next fall. I haven't had a fall Saturday off since my prep school days - way back when."


FEB 4 (Columbus) - William D. Griffith, president of the AFL, said last night his loop "objects to calling Elmer Layden commissioner of professional football." "As far was we're concerned, Layden is just an employee of the National league," he said. "Not a single official of the American league was approached concerning the idea of a football commissioner. Officials of the Pacific league and many other minor leagues were not contacted. When Kenesaw Landis was named baseball commissioner, representatives of all baseball clubs were called together and the naming of Landis was approved by all professional baseball officials. But now the officials of the National league name a 'czar.' He means nothing to us." The American league is composed of football teams representing New York, Columbus, Milwaukee, Boston, Cincinnati and Boston.


FEB 4 (Dayton) - President Carl L. Storck of the NFL said today that the appointment of Elmer Layden, Notre Dame football coach, as league commissioner was "all news to me". Storck described Layden as "a grand fellow and a fine football character," but said he would make no comment about the league's newly-created post until the group's annual meeting in April. Layden was chosen commissioner by a majority of club owners who said Storck's office would be unaffected by their action.


FEB 4 (Evanston, IL) - Paul Hiemenz, Buffalo's contribution to Northwestern university's football team, climaxed a brilliant career when he was selected by his teammates as the most valuable player on the 1940 squad. Since then he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Hiemenz rose from a substitute's role as a sophomore and junior to rank as one of the nation's outstanding centers in 1940. He was a unanimous selection for all-conference center and was picked on the Hearst All-American team...1940 CINDERELLA BOY: Hiemenz proved to be the Cinderella boy of the 1940 Wildcat eleven. His fighting spirit which overcame physical shortcomings - he weighed only 178 pounds - proved contagious and is credited as the inspiration for much of the dash which characterized the Wildcats' play. Hiemenz played barely enough in his first two tries to qualify for his letter. During that period he served as understudy for Johnny Haman, a 60-minute player. In the first 1940 conference game, against Ohio State, he intercepted one of Don Scott's passes to set the stage for Northwestern's touchdown drive which resulted in a 6 to 3 victory...HURT IN BADGER TILT: Twice injured in the Wisconsin game on the following Saturday, he refused to leave the field and played 55 minutes. He played out the full game against both Minnesota and MIchigan. While excelling as an offensive player he attained stardom from his brilliant defensive performance. Hiemenz is a senior in the engineering school where he is majoring in industrial engineering.


FEB 13 (Evanston, IL) - Paul Hiemenz, center on Northwestern university's football team last fall, who was selected as the Wildcats' most valuable player and later was drafted by the Green Bay Packers, said today that he definitely has turned down the Packers' offer to play professional football. Hiemenz plans to follow a career in industrial engineering, in which he majored at Northwestern.


FEB 15 (Milwaukee) - There is little chance that the Milwaukee Chiefs of the AFL will be moved to another city, it was indicated yesterday by W.D. Griffith, Columbus, Ohio, league president. Griffith was here to study the financial problems confronting the Chiefs. The Milwaukee County Athletic association, organized by the American Legion, is campaigning for the sale of $18,000 in stock for the Chiefs.


FEB 20 (Los Angeles) - Among the U.C.L.A. football players who may play on professional gridirons following graduation next spring is Dell Lyman, who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. Lyman was a regular left tackle until appendicitis sent him to the hospital in the last half of the 1940 season. He apparently has wholly recovered, and should be in fine physical condition if he chooses to continue playing postgraduate football. Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers picked out a young giant when he chose Dell Lyman. Although only 22 years of age, he weighs 215 pounds and stands six feet, two inches. Lyman won his first letter as a sophomore. During his junior year, in 1939, he played a total of 385 minutes, which is indicative of his worth to the team...REPLACES ERNIE HILL: The veteran Ernie Hill played the same position and was Dell's competitor for a while. By the middle of the 1939 season, however, it was Dell who drew the starting assignments. There is plenty of speed in Lyman's powerful legs, and he uses it to great advantage. He is an accurate and serious blocker, and remains steady on defense. An aggressive player, he has plenty of pep and always has been regarded as a spark plug in football. Lyman's home is in Los Angeles, where he attended Fairfax High school.


FEB 25 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers has returned from an extended western trip on which he left contracts with several players. Prospective Packers were interviewed in California, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Word from some of them is expected here daily, the coach said this morning.


FEB 28 (Milwaukee) - A kickoff rally for the Milwaukee Chiefs AFL team will be held tonight at the Wisconsin hotel. W.D. Griffith, of Columbus, O., league president, Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon, Gov. Heil and Mayor Ziedler are on the program sponsored to create interest in the Chiefs. Moving pictures of three Chiefs' games will be shown.



MAR 1 (Green Bay) - Things are beginning to hum again in Room 405 of the Northern building. The boss is back. Room 405 is the sanctum of E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, high priest of the Green Bay Packers. He returned this week from some extensive window shopping in the West. Word concerning his football acquisitions can be expected any day. Curly's itinerary on his western jaunt looks something like what might have mapped by the late General Coxey. Besides spending considerable time in California, he made stops for interviews with prospective Packers in Arizona, Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. In California he personally contacted all the Green Bay coast draftees with the exception of Tony Canadeo, who was too far north at Gonzaga university in Spokane, Wash...MUCH MAY COME: About Canadeo, he heard the most favorable comment. Correspondence is being carried on, and it looks very much as if Boxer Savvy's "little brother" will be here in the fall. For the rest, well, here is a conservative hint of what may come: Remember Ambrose Schindler of Southern California? He was on last year's Packer draft list, but passed up professional football to coach at Glendale High school. Now he is not sure that he did the right thing. The former Trojan quarterback has withheld any definite decision regarding next fall, but Curly - who seldom goes out on a limb on such matters  - reports a "good possibility" that Schindler will sign. Schindler was the hot shot of the All Stars' attack against the Packers at Chicago last Aug. 29. He played fullback in the Notre Dame system that was employed, and at the conclusion of the game was picked by the sportswriters present as the most valuable of the collegians. This "most valuable" citation is no hollow honor. The caliber of player it typifies is represented by Cecil Isbell, who won the award in 1938, and Bill Osmanski, the scribes' choice in 1939. With the Packers, Schindler would play the tailback position and would be given some signal calling assignments. He is 23 years old, weighs 185 pounds in playing condition, and is 5 feet 9 inches tall. Does Curly want him? He does...BIG TACKLE LOOMS: Right in the city of Los Angeles Lambeau took stock of a husky tackle, one Dell Lyman of U.C.L.A. Weighing 215 pounds and standing 6 feet 2, this husky possesses the ideal build for a postgraduate tackle. In view of the fact that tackles are among the most sought after players in the National league scheme of things, Lyman would be a handy man to have around. Lyman was married while Curly was on the coast, but he found time to talk about the future as it concerned professional football. An agreement was reached before the Green Bay coach departed, and a signed contract is expected. In fact the society page story about the Lymans' marriage stated that "in the fall they will go to Wisconsin." Then there was Ed Heffernan, St. Mary's forward passing star, Bill Telesmanic, the San Francisco university end, and more than a smattering of worthies from schools in the other states visited. Among the latter were Herman Rohrig of Nebraska, John Freiberger of Arkansas, Ernest Pannell of Texas A. and M., and others - plenty of others. It might be politic to dwell for a minute upon Rohrig. So much was written about Clark Shaughnessy's "T" formation that Rose Bowl stories had to be read twice before anything else made an impression. Cutting deep among the impressions made in those second readings was Nebraska's Herman Rohrig...BEST ON FIELD: Lambeau observed that Rohrig was the best punter, passer and placekicker on the field Rose Bowl day. He can run besides. It was not mere chance that directed the coach's eyes toward the Nebraska star when Stanford was cutting most of the capers. Link Lyman, the former Chicago Bear who serves as line coach for the Cornhuskers, had recommended Rohrig as Nebraska's outstanding backfield pro prospect. He is built something like Schindler. In fact, his playing dimensions are the same. But he is one year younger. Rohrig is almost certain to become a roaring Packers. One thing may slow him up. He has a low draft number.


MAR 1 (Milwaukee) - W.D. Griffith, president of the American League, spoke to a meeting of 200 boosters of the Milwaukee Chiefs at the Wisconsin hotel Friday night. Griffith outlined the league's plans for 1941 and discussed its prospects. Other speakers included Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon, Grover Filbach, president of the club, which is sponsored by the Milwaukee County Athletic Association, and several members of the team. About $6,500 has been raised in the campaign for $18,000 to retire old debts and give the club financial impetus for the 1941 season.


MAR 1 (Minneapolis) - Harold Van Every, member of the 1939 Minnesota football team and who was with the Green Bay Packers last year, Friday was advised that he will be called in the draft on March 8 or soon thereafter.


MAR 7 (Madison) - Wisconsin's "Roaring George" Paskvan feels the United States Navy is playing football with him. And he doesn't like it. Tuesday the head of the examining board of the naval reserve flight selection board informed the State Journal that Paskvan, Badger football star, had enlisted for air service. Thursday Paskvan indicated that he had signed nothing, made no commitments and promised nothing. "I merely asked the examining doctor is I was a fit specimen for the navy should I want to enlist some time," Paskvan told the Journal today. "Right now I have several attractive offers in Chicago, and if I join the navy I'll be a dead duck as far as those jobs go. I don't know whether I will play professional football, coach or play marbles with the kids on State Street, and I would like to get this thing straightened out." Information supplied by the examining board official Tuesday noted that "Paskvan's service probably will be deferred so he can play with the Green Bay Packers this fall." "When my draft number comes up I shall decide what branch of the service I will get into, and I wanted to find out what shape I was in for the navy when I talked to the examiner the other day," Paskvan declared.



MAR 8 (Green Bay) - Signing of two draftees, the first visible step toward acquiring manpower for the Green Bay Packers in the 1941 NFL campaign, was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The contracts are those of Herman Rohrig, Nebraska back, and Del Lyman, tackle from U.C.L.A. Both, according to the Green Bay mentor, show good prospects of making good in the professional sport. Lambeau acquired the rights to 20 players in the 1940 draft, and reports progress in negotiating with most of them. Several have not yet decided whether to continue playing football after leaving the collegiate ranks...ROSE BOWL STAR: Rohrig, a three-year varsity back at Nebraska, was outstanding Cornhusker in the Rose Bowl game against Stanford. He was the squad's best punter, passer and placekicker. Lambeau calls him a "Monnett type" with the added assets of passing and kicking. Bobby Monnett, one of the most famous and greatest of all Packers, was a small man as football players go. Rohrig is also small, being five feet nine and weighing 185 pounds, but this apparently has not been much in the way of a handicap. He is 22 years of age. When interviewed by Lambeau, Rohrig was enthusiastic about the professional game, and said he was anxious to land a spot on the Packer outfit.


Rohrig won't be quite finished with his academic work when classes are dismissed this June, and he plans to return at the second semester in '42 to complete the requirements for his degree. He will be married this spring. Lyman, the other player drafted, was a regular left tackle on the UCLA eleven until appendicitis cut his career short in the last half of the 1940 season. Now fully recovered, he is anxious to try the professional sport...VERY HUSKY SPECIMEN: Although only 22 years old, Lyman weighs 215 pounds, and stands over six feet. Lyman won his first letter during his sophomore year. The next season he played a total of 375 minutes. For a while the veteran Ernie Hill played the same position and Dell was cast in the role of competitor. By the middle of the 1939 season, it was Del who drew the starting assignments. An aggressive player, accurate in blocking and steady on defense, Lyman was regarded as the sparkplug of the UCLA team. His home is in Los Angeles, where he attended Fairfax High school. He was married recently. Lambeau is continuing his contacts with the drafted players and with the veterans of the Packer team. With two contracts as a start, he indicates that further announcements of signed players will be coming regularly.


MAR 11 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau is at it again. Or, to be strictly truthful, he's still at it. The most successful figure in professional football (that means in the whole world by the way) is in the midst of building another Green Bay Packer team. Monday noon, as speaker for the Kiwanis club at the Hotel Northland, Lambeau made his first speaking appearance of the year. He passed out a few hints on what can be expected next pigskin season, and followed this up by having Otto Stiller show his motion picture record of important happenings in 1940. Elmer Layden, the Green Bay mentor believes, is going to be eminently successful in the newly-created post of NFL commissioner. "I'm for him 100 percent," Lambeau declared of the former Notre Dame coach. "Layden will go a long way toward correcting many evils that still exist in professional football. He will be a big help to the lads just coming out of college, many of whom have a hazy knowledge of the professional game." The press of the midwest and east keeps the public well informed about graduate football, but this is not true in many sections of the south and west, Lambeau pointed out. As a result, promoters of professional teams in those sections often cause trouble for players still in college...THAT FINISHES THEM: "Promoters often induce college men to play a game of professional football. They may still be eligible for college competition in some sport, but once they play for pay they are through. With Layden as commission," Lambeau continued, "the NFL will do all it can to stamp out this evil. Activities such as this give the professional sport in general a black eye so far as the public is concerned, and we want it stopped." Lambeau has great confidence in Layden. He pointed to his record at Notre Dame as that of a commendable coach and citizen. The army, said the coach, won't cause the Packers too much trouble. Sure, some will be drafted, but the roster is going to be heavily loaded with talent to offset any losses...MORE THAN USUAL: "We are contacting about 30 more than usual," he informed the Kiwanians. "That will give us at least seven prospects for every position. All appear to have possibilities as professional football players, and should leave us well prepared to face the season." Green Bay finished 1940 with 35 men. These, still the property of the Packers, plus the drafted men and others approached, will give Lambeau a list of 75 to 80 from which to draw. One valuable player, Lambeau admitted, probably will be in an army camp soon. He had a low draft number, he is unmarried, and there can't be any doubt of his physical and mental fitness. He is Hal Van Every. "If the army calls him, we'll keep out hands off," the coach commented...WAS GREAT PLAYER: Loss of Van Every, the great Minnesota halfback, would lave quite a hole to fill. He caught on fast and performed brilliantly last season, and Lambeau is as much a patriot as the next man and won't do any crying. And then, too, Curly is recruiting a mighty little army himself. It's possible that another Van Every, or at least one or more nearly as good, will be discovered in the process. "With that one exception, we seem to be fortunate from our own selfish standpoint. Most of those who aren't married, have high draft numbers and are not likely to be called for quite some time." Those on the Packers' own National league draft list have generally high numbers. One, William Telesmanic of San Francisco, was below the minimum of 21 when army registration took place last fall...SHOWN FIRST TIME: Otto Stiller's motion pictures, shown publicly for the first time, provoked much interest. Many of the shots were in semi-slow motion, and several of the more spectacular plays were run over again. Shown first were pictures of the Packers' brilliant victory over the College All-Stars last season. Shots from some of the games showed violations that were not called by the officials, and others revealed the means either the Packers or their opponents employed in making spectacular gains.


MAR 14 (Green Bay) - "I'm impartial toward the Packers - just like the president is impartial toward Britain," Russ Winnie, noted radio personality and broadcaster of Packer games for many years, told about 200 members of the Green Bay Traffic club last evening. "I wonder if you realize what a great job the Packers are doing in selling Green Bay, not only in the state but outside the state," he commented, and related how a filling station attendant in a little Texas town, noting his Wisconsin plates, asked: "Are you from Green Bay - where the Packers come from?" When traveling, the Packers are a credit to Green Bay by their behavior, he declared, noting that comment about the hotels where they stayed always was that they would be welcomed back....BASKETBALL IS EASY: Basketball is the easiest game to broadcast, he declared. In basketball, he explained, the action is fast, requiring rapid speech, but the number of players is small, substitutions relatively few, and either a score is made or it isn't. The broadcaster is close to the action, and can follow it easily. Baseball, at the other extreme, required much "filling in" because of the slowness of the play. He elicited much laughter by "confessing" how broadcasters fill in a skeleton report when the teams are playing out of town. Football is still more difficult, he said, because of the large field, and the necessity of watching the yard lines as well as the play. Accuracy demands, he said, keeping the listener informed where the ball is, who carried it, how far and by what method, and who made the tackle. Since officials see things that the spectators can't, it is frequently necessary for the broadcaster to retract a glowing account of a play, because it has been called back...FINDS HIMSELF WONDERING: "And, even though I'm familiar with the problem, when I listen to a football broadcast I find myself wondering, just as you must, 'Why doesn't that big monkey use his eyes?' he admitted. His list of exciting games, he said, was headed by Wisconsin's defeat of Purdue in the last six seconds of play last fall, and the Packers' defeat of the Bears in the last three minutes of play a few seasons before. As a finale to his talk, he recreated the broadcast of the last three plays that turned apparent defeat into a Green Bay victory.



MAR 15 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, often called the greatest pass grabbing end of all time, has signed another contract with the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau stated today. It will be the former Alabama star's seventh year in a Packer uniform. He came here in 1935 after a brilliant collegiate career, including a leading role with the Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl game, and it didn't take him long to make the grade in the professional ranks. Hutson's first appearance against the Chicago Bears gave fans the idea of his ability. Catching a long forward pass from Arnold Herber, he outraced a couple of Bruin backs to the end zone for the only touchdown of a bitterly contested game. Ever since then, the famous Hutson has been chalking up touchdowns with regularity for the Green Bay eleven. In his seven years as a Packer, he has scored 46 touchdowns, and in addition marked up 21 points on conversions for a grand total of 297 points. Hutson ranks third on the Packers' all-time scoring list. He is topped only by Clarke Hinkle, with 334 points in nine seasons, and by Verne Lewellen, who scored 301 points in nine years...LEADING POINT GETTER: In 1940, the Packer end was the leading point-getter in the NFL with 57 points. He made seven touchdowns and 15 extra points. Other leading scorers during the season were Drake, of Cleveland, with 56 points; Todd, Washington, 54; Parker, Brooklyn, 49; and Clarke Hinkle, of the Packers, 48. Hutson probably is the most feared player in the National league. He is poison to all opponents. Many coaches put two players on him, but his speed coupled with a deceptive change of pace enables the fleet end to run them ragged. He is a superb faker, and frequently he muddles up the defense of the opposition, enabling some other Packer receiver to break into the clear and snag an overhead toss without a hand being laid on him. During the 1940 season, Hutson snagged 45 forward passes for a total gain of 664 yards...LIKED BY ALL: For the past several seasons, Hutson has been close to a unanimous choice for an end position on all of the All-America NFL selections. Hutson will be 28 years old this summer. He was born at Pine Bluff, Ark., and has a younger pair of twin brothers who will be varsity football candidates at Alabama this fall. He is married and the father of one daughter. Huston is the third player to be signed by Coach Lambeau for the 1941 team.


MAR 15 (Green Bay) - A 20-alley bowling establishment with all the modern refinements will be provided Green Bay tenpin addicts by two well-known Packers, Donald Hutson and Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg. The veterans of gridiron warfare have formed Packers Pladium, Inc., they announced today. A 10-year lease with an option to renew has been obtained on the building at 114 N. Adams street, occupied by Green Bay Motors, Inc., and owned by William Lucia. The opening is scheduled for about Aug. 1. In another announcement today, Coach E.L. Lambeau said that Hutson has signed a contract to play with the Packers in 1941. Commenting on this, Hutson stated that he has set up permanent residence in Green Bay with his wife and small daughter. He has sold his cleaning and pressing business in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Articles of incorporation for Packers Pladium, Inc., have been certified by Fred R. Zimmerman, secretary of state, and filed at the office of Rigney L. Dwyer, Brown country register of deeds. The new corporation lists capital stock of $75,000 in share of $100 par value...HUTSON IS PRESIDENT: Hutson is president of the corporation, and is to act as manager of the business. Goldenberg is secretary-treasurer. They are the sole owners, they stated. Ten alleys are to be installed on each of the two floors. Latest-design bowling equipment of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender company will run close to $40,000, and about another $10,000 will be expended on a bar and cocktail lounge. Toilet facilities, a powder room for woman bowlers, lockers, checkroom and showers are also contemplated. Bowling 12 months of the year will be made possible through air conditioning. Although league bowling will be encouraged several alleys are to be reserved for open play.


MAR 25 (Milwaukee) - New stockholders of the Milwaukee Chiefs decided at a rally Monday night at the Pfister hotel to enter actively into the stock selling campaign and put the professional football team on its feet with a 10 day campaign. The Milwaukee County Athletic Association, formed to back the team, has been trying to sell $18,000 worth of new stock. The old stockholders, few in number, plugged away until more than $10,000 worth had been pledged. Then they called the new stockholders together for the rally Monday night. More than 200 attended and pledges from the floor boosted the total over $12,000. Then the new stockholders voted to join in the drive and form 10 teams of 10 men each. Harold Haun, chairman of the executive committee, will head the campaign. The club intends eventually to sell $30,000 worth of stock but the $18,000 goal was set because that much money is needed to put the Chiefs on their feet and assure retention of Milwaukee's franchise in the American Football League. Coach Tiny Cahoon, whose preparations for next season were held up by the uncertain status of the Chiefs, has been instructed to proceed with the signing of new players needed to strengthen the team.


MAR 29 (Dayton) - The playing schedule will be adopted and three executive committeemen elected at the NFL's regular annual meeting April 4-6 at the Palmer House, Chicago, President Carl L. Storck announced today. The playing schedule for the 55-game championship seasons has been prepared by Storck after several weeks of shifting dates. The president also arranged the 1940 schedule. Prior to that time club owners worked out the schedule during the annual meeting, which often resulted in long, hectic wrangling for choice dates. The three new committeemen will take the places of Charles W. Bidwill, Chicago Cardinals; Lee H. Joannes, Green Bay Packers; and Bert Bell, Philadelphia. The incoming executive committeemen will serve two years.


MAR 31 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs appear certain to retain their franchise in the American football league. A total of $14,000 of a goal of $18,000 needed to put the team on a sound financial basis has been pledged, Coach Tiny Cahoon said.


APR 3 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee will get three Packer football games next fall if Curly Lambeau can arrange it at the annual meeting of the National Professional league in Chicago this week. "Just what we'll draw I don't know, of course," he said on his way to the meeting, which opened Thursday and will continue through Saturday, "but if possible, I would like to bring the Cleveland Rams, Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Cardinals here." The Cardinals have always been an attraction in Milwaukee. The Rams, coached by Dutch Clark and with Parker Hall, one of the league's big stars, defeated the Packers in the last game last fall. Brooklyn, under Jock Sutherland, was in the thick of the eastern fight in 1940 and promises to be in the thick of it again. The schedule will probably be drawn Saturday. Other business, including the induction of Elmer Layden as commissioner of pro football, rule changes and the drafting of a new constitution will occupy the owners until then. One extra game may be added to the schedule this year, giving each team 12 league games instead of the 11 of recent years.


APR 3 (Green Bay) - There will be no important changes in NFL rules in 1941, according to advance dope on the rule committee meeting, scheduled for Chicago tomorrow as preliminary to the league's annual meeting, which starts Saturday. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers, Bert Bell of the Philadelphia Eagles, Steve Owen of New York and George Halas of the Chicago Bears make up to the committee. They are believed to be of the opinion that "we have a good game now. Let's let it alone." In fact, the current trend seems to indicate that collegiate rules are swinging over to the professional side, rather than that the latter are being altered. The colleges next fall will permit a substitute to communicate immediately after his entrance into the game, and will allow the ball to be handed forward behind the offensive scrimmage line - two rules popularized by the pros. Should any changes be suggested and favored, they will develop slowly and with the consideration of the public foremost. The rules men don't want to spoil a good game. The schedule will be drafted this weekend, and undoubtedly the selection of Elmer Layden as league commissioner will be approved. Just what will be done with Carl Storck, league president, no one has stated. He may be retained as president-treasurer. He's been part of the league organization for a good many years, and a group of officials favors keeping him. As to the schedule itself - certain members of the league will try to have a 12-game schedule adopted. Under that arrangement each team would play the usual home and home series in its own division, and would meet four opponents from the other division. This proposition is by no means in the bag, and may be flattened. Should it win adoption, the Green Bay Packers would play four games annually at City stadium and three in Milwaukee. The fate of the 12-game schedule seems uncertain, mostly because of the baseball setups in several cities. NFL teams which play in baseball parks frequently find them occupied until late in September or early October. Coach Curly feels that Packer fans in the southern part of the state must be considered in the scheduling of games, just as those in the north deserve consideration. "I recently completed an extensive tour of Southern Wisconsin communities on a speaking engagement," he said, "and again was amazed at the deep-rooted loyalty to the Packers which exists everywhere. We need the support of these fans from the south, and if the state retains its present interest, I can say positively that Green Bay will be in the National league for a long, long time. The city of Green Bay, itself, however, always must be considered first." There is just a possibility that if the 12-game schedule is turned down, that the Packers' 1941 schedule would include three games at City stadium, three at Milwaukee and an exhibition contest with the New York Giants here. Under that arrangement, the Giants' game would be substituted for one of the lesser drawing games at City stadium - but it all depends upon which type of schedule is adopted. If the schedule is divided that way, 1941 opponents of the Packers at City stadium would be the Giants, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and possibly Pittsburgh. Milwaukee games would involve Brooklyn, the Chicago Cardinals and Cleveland.


APR 3 (Chicago) - Owners of NFL clubs sat down today to a lot of big business, to wit: Eight proposed rule changes. Induction of their first commissioner, Elmer Layden. Approval of a Philadelphia-Pittsburgh swap of franchises and players; a new constitution; a 1941 schedule, that may be boosted from 11 games to 12 for each team...STORCK'S PLACE UNCERTAIN: The future of the position of president, held by Carl Storck. Some of these items, the rules changes especially, will be disposed of today, the others, including Layden's induction, at tomorrow's executive session. Bert Bell and Art Rooney, co-owners of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Alexis Thompson, Pittsburgh owner, supplied the pre-session fireworks last night when they announced they had swapped franchises by "mutual agreement" and for "mutual benefit." Bell said that no player trades were involved...MOVE ENTIRE SQUAD: Under terms of the agreement, Thompson will move his entire squad to Philadelphia, while Bell and Rooney will take their team to Pittsburgh. Thompson said he had not decided on a nickname for his Philadelphia club, while Rooney said that while he had made no decision on a name for Pittsburgh the team "may be called the Pirates." A four-fifths vote of the league is required to transfer or change ownership of a franchise, but it was learned that Bell and Thompson have been assured of a unanimous vote when the swap comes up for formal approval tomorrow or Saturday. The Detroit Lions also got into yesterday's picture by signing Milt Peipul, 1940 Notre Dame captain and fullback.


APR 4 (Chicago) - Club owners in the NFL, still at odds over what to do about President Carl Storck, met Friday to induct Elmer Layden into office as its first commissioner. A majority of the league's 10 owners hoped to revise the constitution to grant Layden the final word in any dispute involving the league or any future affiliate. Storck's one year term as president expires and despite strong opposition, he believes he has a majority behind him. "I will continue however, only if we have a definite understanding of the rights and duties of a league president under a commissioner," Storck said. A vote of 6 to 4 is necessary to elect a president. In Layden's case, a change in the constitution is required to create the office of commissioner and such amendments must have a 7 to 3 majority. While Storck sat alone in his room most of the day, club owners reportedly had lined up solidly for changing the constitution. Three more owners were said to have signed the contract under which Layden was retained for five years at $20,000 a year. Storck said he has been in bed for seven weeks with nervous exhaustion. Even though partially paralyzed on his right side, and coming here against advice of a physician, he said he was determined to carry out his duties and preside at Friday's executive session. "This morning," he said, "two club owners came to me as a committee to see how I stood. That was the first time they had ever consulted me on the matter of a commissionership. I asked them how they would feel in my place. I told then I had not a letter in my files criticizing my work as president for two years. They made the rules and I simply enforced them. I've been in this league for 20 yards - not for money, but because I loved it. I told the league I would serve as president under Layden only on the provision that I get a contract which defines my duties. I have nothing against Layden, but I don't think he knows what a contract or waiver means. For 15 years I worked for nothing," Storck said. "Two years ago when I became president I didn't quit my job with General Motors because I was afraid something like this would happen." Chairman George Halas of Chicago met with the rules committee for five hours Thursday and discussed eight proposed changed to be submitted at Friday's general session. In general, Halas said, the league is well satisfied with its playing code and will make only minor changes, if any. Owners and coaches will be in session against Saturday and possibly Sunday.


APR 5 (Green Bay) - Talked with George Paskvan, the Wisconsin howitzer who put on a demonstration of shot putting during the meet, and who ranks No. 1 on the football drat list of the Green Bay Packers. "Will I play with the Packers?" he said. "Well, I don't know. I'd have to be offered a lot more than I have so far. I haven't talked with Curly (Lambeau) lately."


APR 5 (Chicago) - The possibility of a fight over President Carl Storck's status with Elmer Layden about to become commissioner of the NFL was eliminated unexpectedly late Friday when Storck resigned "for the good of the league and myself." Storck has been ill for seven weeks. He resented intensely the move which was to place Layden over him and had been lining up support for his re-election as president. Apparently discovering that only a minority would stick with him, he abruptly quit and left immediately for a vacation in Florida. The league meeting resumed discussion Saturday of suggestions to be incorporated in a permanent code. Layden was to be voted into office formally...'SABOTAGE', SAYS STORCK: Carl Storck said Friday that he had resigned as president of the NFL "because I'll never take orders from any man I do not respect," the Dayton Herald reported Friday in a copyrighted article. "I am convinced that Layden is not qualified to handle the job, due mostly to his lack of administrative experience in professional sports." The Herald said Storck, interviewed over long distance telephone in Chicago asserted that he did not care to be affiliated with a league "which does not go about its business directly." "By this I mean," the paper quoted him, "the undercover meetings, the sabotaging of one another and the recent appointment of Layden without my knowledge. Layden was steamrollered into his job by George Halas, Chicago Bears president, and Arch Ward, Chicago sports editor."


APR 7 (Chicago) - Elmer Layden settled down Monday as commissioner of professional football with powers which even a czar like baseball's Kennesaw Mountain Landis has never had. Landis has no official status in American or National league baseball meetings. Layden will have the last word in everything. He will be the administrator of football law, with authority to settle disputes involved players, coaches, league officers, officials on the field, club owners and stockholders. There is no appeal for his decision. Fines for misconduct may run as high as $2,500. He may sign contracts with any minor leagues seeking affiliation. The American Association already has had a working agreement for two years. The Dixie League wants one. He can be overruled only by changing the bylaws and this can be accomplished only by a 8-2 vote at the annual league meeting. The owners, leaving for home Sunday night after a four day meeting, were unanimous in saying that the acquisition of Layden was the game's most progressive step since the league was organized 21 yards ago. Earlier in the day the league made 11 alterations in its playing code. The major changes dealt with the illegal shift and fouls committed on kicking plays. The changes follow:

The penalty for a foul during a kickoff or a kick from scrimmage shall be enforced from the scrimmage line previous to the play unless (in the case of a punt) it is fair catch interference.

​The penalty for an illegal pause after a shift is reduced from 15 to 5 yards.

Touching of a kicked ball beyond the line of scrimmage before it has been touched by the receiving team is no longer considered a foul. If the ball is recovered by the kicking team it is awarded to the receivers at the spot of recovery unless it has been touched by the receivers. Any kick from scrimmage which crossed the receivers' goal line after touching a player of either team shall be a touchback. Previously, a ball touched by the receiving team and recovered over the goal line by the kicking team was a touchdown. Other changes were of a minor nature, owners and coaches expressing themselves as well satisfied in general with the pro rules as they now stand. The minor alterations follow: The penalty for disqualifying foul was reduced from half the distance to the goal line to 15 yards; double fouls after the ball is dead on the field of play will be disregarded except when one or both are of a disqualifying nature; penalty for a foul by the opponents of the scoring team will be enforced on the kickoff. Several rules also were drawn up to guide the conduct of club officials and league employees in general. Betting on league games was prohibited; stockholders were ordered to confine their interests to one club and game officials were told to have no business dealings with various club owners or employees.



APR 8 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers returned last night from Chicago, bringing with him most of a Packer schedule for 1941, subject to a couple of revisions which hang fire after the annual meeting of the NFL. The New York Giants, Lambeau said, will play the Packers at City stadium in a non-league game late in August. There may be a game between Philadelphia and Green Bay at Milwaukee Labor day or thereabouts, but definite arrangements have not been made. Uncertainty of the schedule revolves around the two games which must be played with the Chicago Cardinals and as the coach returned from the meeting, no definite date or place was set for either...OPENS AGAINST LIONS: Green Bay will open at City stadium Sept. 14 against the Detroit Lions, and will visit Milwaukee Sept. 21 to meet the Cleveland Rams. The Chicago Bears will play here Sept. 28. Brooklyn will invade Milwaukee Oct. 12, and then the Packers will play three consecutive games on the road - at Cleveland Oct. 19, at Detroit Oct. 26 and at the Chicago Bears Nov. 2. Nov. 23 Green Bay will be at Pittsburgh and Nov. 30 the Packers are booked at Washington. The arrangement leaves three dates open - Oct. 5, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 - and somewhere in that pattern must be fitted two Cardinal-Packer games...BIDWILL IS PROBLEM: Lambeau said he would like to meet the Cardinals at Milwaukee Oct. 5 , and at Green Bay Nov. 9. He does not want to play the Cards at Chicago Nov. 9, because the game would follow that with the Bears by only one week, too close to be satisfactory. But Charley Bidwill, owner of the Cardinals, does not want to play at Green Bay. "I lose money every time I play at Green Bay and I make money every time I play the Packers at Milwaukee," he said at the league meeting. The only two clubs willing and anxious to  meet the Packers at Green Bay are the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions...IRON OUT DIFFICULTIES: "Just how we will iron out the schedule difficulties with the Cardinals, I cannot say now," Lambeau added. "There may be one game at Green Bay and one at Chicago; perhaps one here and one at Milwaukee; perhaps game at Chicago and Milwaukee. If we have difficulty getting the Cardinals to play here, we may be able to switch the Cleveland game from Milwaukee to Green Bay, and play the Cards at Milwaukee. Our schedule this season is the most indecisive at this point in our entire history." The appearance of the New York Giants at City stadium will be their first since 1935, when the Packers won 16 to 7. The 1941 game may be played Sunday, Aug. 24; or it may be staged Saturday night, Aug. 30; or on any Saturday or Sunday around that time. The Giants will be training at Superior, and thus will be available en route home. The Philadelphia game at Milwaukee is uncertain. The Philadelphia squad expects to train at Two Rivers, which would make the contest convenient, but the game contract has not been signed, as has the one for the New York game.


APR 9 (Milwaukee) - Growing out of an article in the Saturday Evening Post concerning Green Bay and the Green Bay Packers football team, a copyright suit has been filed in federal district court here Tuesday. The complainant is Eric Karll, author of the Green Bay Packers' song, "Go You Packers Go!" and the defendant is the Curtis Publishing Co. According to Karll's complaint, the article about the Packers carried, without his authorization, a part of the copyrighted song. The suit asks Judge F. Ryan Duffy to fix the damages and restrain the publishing company from further alleged copyright violations.


APR 9 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee followers of the Green Bay Packers will have chances to see their favorites in three league and one non-league games in Milwaukee this fall, Coach Curly Lambeau informed the Sentinel on Tuesday. Contrary to a previous announcement, the Bays will meet the Brooklyn Dodgers here on October 12, not October 19 as announced, and will meet the Rams of Cleveland here, most likely on September 21, although the date is not definite. They will be league games, while the other league attraction here will be against the Chicago Cardinals on one of three dates, October 5, November 9 or November 15. The Cardinal game is contingent upon several things, chief of which is the danger of conflict with a possible world series game in Chicago or of conflict with a city series game. It is likely that the October 5 date will be selected by the Cards as their home game and the game will be shifted here. If this is the case, the return game will be played in Green Bay on November 9. However, as yet the November 16 date is open for both clubs and a shift in the schedule to play the game then is not improbable. The non-league game will be an exhibition affair against the Philadelphia Eagles, who will train in Two Rivers. This is carded tentatively on September 7, although it might be played on September 8. The Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears are signed as two of the Packers' three opponents on the Green Bay gridiron. The Lions will open the season at the Bay September 14 and the Bears are carded there on September 28. The third game at the Bay will likely be the test with the Cardinals.



APR 16 (Manitowoc) - Green Bay Packer football fans in Manitowoc - and they are legion - are going to have more reason to follow their favorites than ever before now that Cecil  Isbell, the Packers' great halfback, had decided to make his home here. Right now Isbell's problem is finding an apartment for himself and the Missus. And that is a problem just as baffling as finding an opening between guard and tackle in the Chicago Bears line with the ball on the one yard line. Between apartment hunting and getting his water softener services set up over at 903 Chicago Street, Cecil's a busy man these days, but not too busy to talk about his favorite subject - football. One of his visitors was Art Bendulin, manager of the Bleser Gold Coast softball team, who promptly signed the Packer husky to play with his team this summer. Isbell welcomes a chance to keep in trim for football but he doesn't look as if he has any excess baggage to get rid of. Looks as if he could put on a suit today and shoot the works. His playing weight is 195 pounds, spread over a 6 foot 1 inch frame. Question most often asked Isbell is about the shoulder injury which necessitated his wearing of a chain to keep his left arm close to his body. He feels that his work as a lifeguard at a Lafayette, Ind., beach with the sunshine and frequent exercise of swimming

healed the injury which resulted from a shoulder dislocation. Isbell had signed no Packer contract for 1941 as yet. Lambeau doesn't send out contracts until well into July and seldom runs into holdout trouble. Isbell regards Lambeau as one of the greatest coaches in the country, a keen judge of football talent with a remarkable ability to get the most out of his men. Playing with the Bays, says Isbell, is more like playing with a college team than a professional club. He thinks several things worked strongly against the Packers last year - injured to key men such as Joe Laws, lack of strong reserves at the tackles and ends in mention the most important. The Packers are still the team to beat in the NFL, in his opinion. The draft will hurt all of the clubs but in Isbell's opinion the Packers will be affected less than most of the teams because of the large number of married men on the roster. Hal Van Every is, of course, an early casualty and, according to Cecil, Eddie Jankowski has a low number and will be next to go. If George Paskvan doesn't enlist in the air corps and if he signs with the Packers he'll be a great addition, says the ex-Purdue gridder. Isbell thinks Manitowoc is a grand town and its people extremely friendly; only, he hopes he finds an apartment soon.


APR 28 (Milwaukee) - Federal Judge F. Ryan Duffy today dismissed a copyright infringement suit brought by Eric Karll, Milwaukee, composer of "Go, You Packers Go", the theme song of the Green Bay Packers, against the Curtis Publishing Co. Karll's suit was based on the use of his song in a Saturday Evening Post article about the Green Bay Packers last November. He asked for damages and an injunction. Judge Duffy ruled that service of a writ on the branch manager of the Curtis Publishing Co. was not legal service on the defendant.


APR 28 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs today were assured of retaining their franchise in the AFL and of participating in the league schedule next fall. Club officials announced that a fund drive had resulted in sale of $18,000 in stock. This will meet old obligations and provide working capital for the 1941 season. Proceeds from the stock sale were held in trust under terms of the selling permit with the provision that the money would be returned to the investors if the goal was not met. Grover Fillbach, president of the Milwaukee County Athletic association, sponsoring the Chiefs, said that application has been made to the State Securities commission to release the money.


MAY 7 (Milwaukee) - Henry Furlong, vice-president of the Wauwatosa National Bank, was elected president of the Milwaukee County Athletic Association, Inc., sponsors of the Milwaukee Chiefs professional football team, at a meeting of stockholders at the Pfister hotel Tuesday night. Furlong succeeds Grover Filbach, who had headed the association since a group of American Legion members decided to take over the Chiefs last fall after the former sponsors of the team had met with financial difficulties. The legion group hastily organized the athletic association to keep the team intact for Milwaukee. Filbach was given a rising vote of thanks Tuesday night for his efforts in the organization and was elected vice-president. George Hummert was elected treasurer and Fred Siekert, commander of the county council of the American Legion, secretary. Gov. Heil and Mayor Zeidler were named honorary members of the board of directors. At a meeting of the directors at the Pfister Wednesday noon plans were outlined for the coming season and budgets set up.



MAY 7 (Green Bay) - Tony Canadeo, the "Grey Ghost of Gonzaga", brother of welterweight boxer Saviour Canadeo, has signed to play with the Green Bay Packers in 1941. Coach Curly Lambeau made the announcement today with a full measure of satisfaction, for the tough Canadeo, who plays either fullback or halfback, was rated one of the likeliest prospects in college football last fall. For three seasons he was a regular at Gonzaga. In addition to doing a yeoman duty on offense and defense, he developed a knack as a breakaway runner, and had several long touchdown jaunts to his credit, including a couple upward of 100 yards. Canadeo, who spots a prematurely grey head despite his youthful appearance, weighs 190 pounds and is built solidly. For his bulk, he is very fast, and his opponents have been loud in praise of his defensive abilities. All is all, he is rated an outstanding National league prospect, and he will report to the Packers when training season opens in August...COACH KEEPS BUSY: Coach Lambeau, who has been driving through an extensive speaking program covering every corner of the state, including a few excursions onto foreign soil, reports that Packer interest is reaching a new high peak throughout the area which the Green Bay pro team represents. Thursday night he is booked at Prairie du Chien, winding up his current tour, during which he has addressed 5,000 persons, or an average of 250 per meeting. The Prairie du Chien meeting will be a lettermen's banquet, and will be Lambeau's 28th public appearance since the first of the year. Other recent talks were given at Beloit and Eau Claire...GIANTS HERE SEPT. 23: Recent correspondence with the New York Giants, who play a non-league contest here Saturday night, Sept. 23, indicates that the Giants will arrive from their Duluth training quarters aboard two special trains. "We're looking for top flight competition in this contest," Lambeau commented. "Not only will it be the first appearance of New York at Green Bay in many seasons, but it will mark the final attempt of candidates and veterans on both teams to make secure their positions for 1941."


MAY 13 (Richmond) - Lee McLaughlin, 230-pound Richmonder who captained the University of Virginia football team last fall, may play with the Green Bay Packers next season. McLaughlin said that if he played pro ball it would be with the Packers, but added that he would make no definite announcement until after the State A.A.U. track meet here on May 24. McLaughlin said he talked with Coach Curly Lambeau in Philadelphia recently for the Penn relays and received a "very good offer" for a lineman. "I'd like to play a little more football before I quit the game for good," McLaughlin said today. "I know there is no future in the game, but I want a chance to prove to some people that I can play. I had a bad year here with Virginia last year and I want to play a little more ball for some personal satisfaction."


MAY 15 (Rhinelander) - Here's a bit of information on Russ Rebholz, who takes Harry Ringdahl's place as football and basketball coach and as athletic director in the Stevens Point high school next year. Rebholz was selected from a list of 75 candidates, three of whom were interviewed. The others interviewed were Eddie Jankowski and Lynn Jordan, the former now with the Packers and the latter coach at Rice Lake.


MAY 17 (Green Bay) - Henry Bruder, a veteran of 10 years of professional football, notified the Pittsburgh club of the National league today that he had retired from the game. Bruder, a halfback who earned the name of "Hard Luck Hank" while performing with Northwestern university in the late '20s, played with the Green Bay Packers from 1931 to 1939 and with Pittsburgh last year.


JUN 11 (New York) - Milt Gantenbein, veteran end with the Green Bay Packers, has been named end coach of football and Harry P. Baker has been appointed freshman basketball coach at Manhattan college, Herbert M. Kopf, director of athletics, announced Tuesday. Gantenbein played varsity football for three years at the University of Wisconsin and after that played regularly for Green Bay for 10 years.


arrangements for such a contest have been completed. Lambeau added that several important announcements regarding players may be expected in the immediate future, as with colleges dismissed, professional prospects are beginning to pay greater heed to their future.


JUN 12 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Rams of the NFL were sold yesterday, but the club will remain in Cleveland. Dan F. Reeves of New York and Fred Levy, Jr., of Louisville, Ky., purchased the club from a Cleveland group that has operated at a loss for several years. The price was reliably reported to be about $140,000. Earl (Dutch) Clark will remain as head coach and Art Lewis as assistant coach. Reeves is vice president of a theater chain and son of a grocery chain operator. Levy is president of the Photo Developing company of Cincinnati and Camden, N.J. The buyers were reported to have acquired 90 percent of the club's stock, Reeves acquiring two-thirds and Levy one-third of the 90 percent. "Originally, we contemplated taking the Rams to Boston," Reeves said. "However, there was a lull in the negotiations and some Boston capital that we had lined up decided to drop out. After our visit here, which included a good look at Cleveland's huge stadium, we decided there was no reason why big league football couldn't be put over in a big way."


JUN 14 (Green Bay) - The addition of two gigantic tackles to the 1941 roster of the Green Bay football Packers was announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau. Ernie Pannell of Texas A. and M., rated the best man at his position in the Southwest conference, and Lee McLaughlin, University of Virginia captain, are the two newest additions to the Green Bay gridiron forces. Lambeau thinks both are excellent professional prospects, and cites their recent collegiate records in support of his belief. Both will be in uniform for the first Packer practice Sunday, Aug. 10...PRAISED BY COACHES: Pannell, educated in an orphanage near Corsicana, Texas, did not receive the national fame which was due him, but coaches throughout the Southwest area unanimously praised his talents. Playing the left side of the line, weighing 220 pounds and standing two inches above six feet, Pannell was a teammate of the great John Kimbrough. His work at Texas Aggies was dimmed somewhat by the publicity given Joe Boyd, playing the opposite tackle, but critics agreed that there was little to choose between the two linemen. Before attending A. and M., he put in a year at John Tarleton Junior college, Stephenville, Texas, where he was an all-conference player...WON NUMERALS IN TRACK: Pannell was a freshman track numerals winner at A. and M., but gave up that sport for football in his later years. He majored in animal husbandry. He rode ahead of Kimbrough from his left tackle spot, and cleared many holes to the giant fullback. Ernie switched to right tackle for defense. McLaughlin, the big, likeable captain of the Cavaliers, is only 20 years old and ineligible for the draft. He played under Frank Murray, former Marquette mentor, at Virginia, plugging the right side of the Cavalier wall. McLaughlin was not included in the National league draft, and several clubs dickered with him, Lambeau beating the rest to the punch. He stands two inches over six feet and weighs 228 pounds. "Here's the type of boy we want," commented the Packer coach. "He's conscientious, a hard worker and dearly loves to play football." Lambeau added that several more contracts are expected here in the very near future.


JUN 18 (Green Bay) - A flashy Italian halfback from Rhode Island State college will try out for a regular spot on the Green Bay Packer football team this fall, Curly Lambeau announced today. The candidate's name is Louis (Duke) Abbruzzi, and he comes highly recommended by George Henry Sauer, former Packer back who now coaches at New Hampshire university. Sauer claims that Abbruzzi is a red hot prospect for professional football. Abbruzzi is rated one of the best halfbacks New England has produced in many seasons, and was the target of advances by the Brooklyn Dodgers. For three years he has been Rhode Island State's outstanding threat, specializing in clever and shifty broken field running. Lambeau praised Abbruzzi's reputation for hard work. "He has a lot of spirit and should be a great team man," Curly said. Abbruzzi will report to the Packers in time for the first practice sessions Aug. 10.


JUN 19 (Two Rivers) - Arthur P. Eckley. secretary of the Two Rivers Community club, said today that the Philadelphia Eagles would train here for the 1941 season. Eckley said he received the word from Alexis Thompson, president of the Eagles, late yesterday. Thompson said the team would come to Two Rivers August 1 and remain until September 6 when it will go to Milwaukee for a game with the Green Bay Packers the next day. The Eagles are coached by Earl (Greasy) Neale.


JUN 19 (Green Bay) - Golf balls, tennis balls and baseballs fill the air in large numbers these days, but the spirit of football continues to hold its share of the limelight despite the season. Football talk goes on with all the sustaining qualities of Tennyson's brook. For the past week in the places where sportsmen gather, the atmosphere has been thick with schedule chatter. Out of the conglomeration of hastily drawn conclusions and comment have come some impressions and statements that warranted close observation of the situation as it really is. Having made such inspection, we learned to our satisfaction that: 1 - Any impression that the Packers are being moved to Milwaukee is completely without foundation. 2 - The Packers will remain in Green Bay as long as fans, with their support, manifest that they want to keep them here. 3 - Because patronage from all over the state must be satisfied, and because some of the eastern teams particularly have turned thumbs down on playing in Green Bay, it is necessary for the present at least to schedule some contests in Milwaukee...HAS CHOICE SCHEDULE: Certainly there is no argument over the point of whether Green Bay or Milwaukee has the more choice schedule. In booking both the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions here, the Packer management proved it is keeping faith with the fans. Even Stoney McGlynn, Milwaukee sportswriter who would like to see as many games as possible in his home city, has this to say on the subject: "True, Green Bay, the real home of the Packers, gets a better program with the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears as headliners, the Cardinals in a league game and the New York Giants in a non-league fray. The plums are the Detroit and Bear games, but no one in his right mind could expect the community that fostered and weaned the Packers through the tough, hungry days of early pro football to give them up." Stoney sums up the sentimental points nicely. As for the practical forces that have resulted in picking Milwaukee for the games with Philadelphia (non-league), Brooklyn, Cardinals and Cleveland, a few simple facts explain everything...LOSES MONEY AT HOME: In the first place, for the past several seasons, the Green Bay corporation as well as the visiting club has lost money here on all but the Bears and Lions games. In many cases - as in the case of the Cardinals this year - extra financial concessions by the Packers were necessary for the booking. The Cleveland management has been bitterly disappointed about the poor response to its appearances here, and Charles Bidwill - spare crowds in his home Chicago notwithstanding - has gazed at the empty seats in City stadium when the Cardinals played here, and in well chosen words expressed his opinion of the number in attendance. Nevertheless, the Cardinals are coming back. That they have selected to play their second game against the Packers in Milwaukee is entirely within the province of Mr. Bidwill. That particular game counts as the Cardinals' home contest, and with National league approval it could be played on almost any gridiron selected by the management...FINE FOOTBALL GAMES: Cleveland, to repeat a point, never has made its way financially in Green Bay, despite some fine football games. The Rams' finances have been in a precarious state ever since that club picked up the Cincinnati franchise a few years back. Because it doesn't get the headliners, Milwaukee, with support from southern Wisconsin and the Fox River valley, reasonably may be expected to give both the teams involved a better break at the ticket windows. Dan Topping just will not bring his Brooklyn Dodgers into Green Bay, and that is that. However, he appears satisfied with the size of audiences at previous Brooklyn-Packers meetings in Milwaukee. Football, like everything else, is give and take. The eastern teams for the most part do not relish the westward jaunt anyway, and one of the quickest ways for Green Bay to force itself behind the eight ball would be to take a stand of non-cooperation. "Things have been happening fast in professional football during the past few years," Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers said today in discussing the schedule. "We all must make some sacrifices. A  number of big men with important money have come into the picture. The future of the Packers as well as that of all other teams in the league is to a large extent dependent on how well we try to meet our problems together."...FOUR IN CHICAGO: Fans are apt to forget - if they ever bothered investigating at all - that the champion Chicago Bears had only four league games in Chicago last season, and the Chicago Cards played only three at Comiskey park. It has been the custom in the league for each club to have five home games one season, six the next. Green Bay, more fortunate, has had at least six right through, and sometimes seven. An undertaking of that magnitude year after year requires great support, and some of it came from Milwaukee. "Don't you worry," Curly assured his listener after a review of these and several lesser factors. "The Packers will have their home in Green Bay as long as their fans want them. And don't forget, we welcome constructive criticism. We shall be glad to know how we can make our position more secure. But destructive criticism doesn't help anybody. Yes," he continued, "the Packers always will have their home here, but regarding home games, that is up to the fans."...NEED WIDE SUPPORT: Curly was referring to the necessary support, and the fact that if Cleveland and some of the others could come to Green Bay without going into the red, they would be clamoring for a spot on the City stadium schedule rather than favoring Milwaukee. He pointed out that patronage from all over the state and upper Michigan that helped make the Packer team the great institution it is. Green Bay has many fishing and hunting adherents, he added and recognized both as great sports. But the coach averred that if men choose to hunt or fish on the days of Packer home games, they are making their own preferences in sports and should not complain if empty seats in the stadium result in schedule problems. Again he said, "It's up to the fans." As for the outside influences, which reputedly seek to tear the Packers from their native hearth, it always is good to remember that Tim Mara, owner of the New York Giants, George Halas, owner of the Bears, and other National league powers have promised their support to Green Bay in the event any such move should come before the league.


JUN 12 (Green Bay) - Adjustment of the Green Bay Packer football schedule to permit three home league games for 1941 was announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau, following several weeks of dickering with the Chicago Cardinals over the matter of dates and playing sites. The Packers will meet the Detroit Lions here Sept. 14, the Chicago Bears will be the invaders Sept. 28, and the Cardinals will visit City stadium Nov. 16, Lambeau said. There also will be an important non-league game here, with the New York Giants playing the Packers Saturday night, Aug. 23...RAMS AT MILWAUKEE: The Packers will play three game at Milwaukee, facing the Cleveland Rams there Sept. 21, the Cardinals Oct. 5 and the Brooklyn Dodgers Oct. 12. The rest of the Packer contests will be played away from the two Wisconsin gridirons. Green Bay will invade Cleveland Oct. 19, Detroit Oct. 26, the Bears Nov. 2, Pittsburgh Nov. 23, and Washington Nov. 30. There will be an open date Nov. 9...ARRANGEMENTS NOT SET: The coach said that a non-league game with the Philadelphia Eagles may be played at Milwaukee Sept. 7 or Labor day, but no



JUN 21 (Green Bay) - Towering George Svendsen, who returned to the Green Bay Packers last fall after an absence of two years, has signed his contract for 1941, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. Few Packers need any less of an introduction to the team's fans than does 240-pound George, whose six feet four inches of height have backed up the Green Bay line during four professional seasons. Although his complete years of service total only four, it was nearly seven years ago that he joined the team and his 28 years stamp him as one of the real Packer veterans. Svendsen's entire professional career has been spent with the Packers. Three years ago he quit the game to coach at Antigo High school, and there he enjoyed success, but he tired of the prep game and in 1940 returned to the National league gridiron. Despite his layoff, he had a good season, teaming up with Charley Brock and Long Tom Greenfield in a highly effective pivot combine. George is married and lives in Minneapolis. He'll report to the Packers by Aug. 10, the date training starts...OLD GOPHER TRADITION: The Svendsen name has made a lot of football history at the University of Minnesota, which produced both George and his younger brother, Bud, former Packer center now with Brooklyn. There is a still younger brother, Eddie, who is an ensign in the United State navy. Coach Lambeau indicated that signatures on 1941 contracts may be expected regularly now, as the professional footballers make their plans for the fall season. No additional inroads by the national draft have been noted within recent weeks.


JUN 27 (Green Bay) - FOOTBALL FEVER: Spike Spachmann, whose business is football all 'round the calendar as Packer ticket sales director, reports an added incentive for the purchase of season tickets. The year a saving of $2.20 will be effected on the four games. It never has run that high before. The same seat will be reserved for each contest. What's more, tickets are detachable from the book, allowing their use by friends if the original buyer cannot attend. The sale opened last week. Spike (even his best friends don't know that he was christened Emil) continues to find his summer recreation on the golf course. Early this week he was in a Maxwelton Braes group that included Don Hutson, footballer turned bowling magnate, and George Henry Sauer, the former Packer back who now coaches at Vermont. Spike had an 87 that day. Hutson shot an 83, Sauer a 92...SOCIETY STUFF: Ray Riddick, Packers' husky right end from Fordham, will become a blushing (?) bridegroom July 12. Marjorie Annice Haynes will take him for better or for worse at Matthew's Memorial church in Lowell, Mass. From other camps comes new that George Musso, Chicago Bears' perennial guard, is the father of a daughter. She has been named Linda. And another proud parent is Bill Fisk, Detroit Lions' end from Southern California. The Fisks' vest pocket edition is also a girl...Brand new college degrees were awarded to three well known professional football payers this month. Jim Poole, veteran New York Giants' end, received his at the Alabama commencement exercises. Frank Cope, also an oldtimer in the New York line, came up with one from Southern California. Cotton Price, Detroit's sensational 1940 rookie halfback, completed his requirements at Texas A. and M...Tom Harmon, the Michigan wonder boy who is on the Bears' draft list, may realize his much publicized radio ambition in Detroit. Reports from the coast are that George A. Richards is seriously considering Tom for sports announcing over station WJR. Richards owns the stations...George Strickler, former Chicago Tribune sports scribe recently named public relations director of the NFL, soon will visit Green Bay on his way north. "It's bass season," he writes. George is a true sportsmen. He loves to fish and never exceeds regulation limits. In fact, he doesn't even come close...Anybody who entertains an idea that professional football hasn't come a long way in the past few years certainly would rate a mental deferment from his local draft board. Green Bay is lucky to be in the company which has turned exceptionally fast in the front office as well on the playing field. And the Packers will stay, as Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau ofttimes says, as long as the fans here want them. Just review some of the names that have become a part of the football picture: Alexis Thompson, 27-year old multimillionaire who acquired the Philadelphia franchise. Fred Mandel, who took the Detroit Lions off George Richards' hands for a paltry $250,000. Dan Topping, very wealthy young man who owns the Brooklyn Dodgers. George Preston Marshall, laundry bigwig who made Washington professional football conscious. Dan Reeves, New York sportsman of considerable means who has become majority stockholder of the Cleveland Rams. And, of course, Elmer Layden, who proved the growing prestige of the league by accepting the post of commissioner. Men like that aren't shoved around. It's nice to travel in their company, but they have made it known that Green Bay is welcome as long as it can keep pace. But it takes support to match their millions.



JUN 28 (Green Bay) - Two powerful athletes who starred during the 1940 collegiate football season were added today to the roster of the Green Bay Packers, Coach Curly Lambeau announced. They are: Bill Kuusisto, University of Minnesota, guard. Bill Johnson, University of Minnesota, end. These two Golden Gophers have been ordered to report here Aug. 17, when the Packers officially launch their practice season. Both are big, husky gridders with reputations for mixing. Kuusisto, a Finn, weighs 230 pounds and measures two inches better than six feet. "He's built like Buckets Goldenberg," Lambeau reported, "but is a lot bigger."...GRAPPLED FOR GOPHERS: Kuusisto did a lot of heavyweight wrestling for the Gophers, and is extremely rugged. He is tabbed as a player likely to go places in professional football. Johnson impressed Lambeau with his work in the East-West scrimmages at San Francisco. He is not the smooth type of wingman, but is powerfully built and aggressive, weighing 205 pounds and standing six feet two. Kuusisto and Johnson were regarded as two of the mainstays of the Minnesota line last season. Their contracts bring the total in the Packer field of 10.


JUN 28 (Chicago) - NFL teams will open their annual 55-game championship race Sunday, Sept. 7, and continue with two or more contests each week through Dec. 7, Elmer Layden, commissioner of professional football, announced today. The official schedule, as released by Layden, includes only three night games, all of which will be played on weeknights. The remainder of the contests are scheduled for Sunday afternoons. Pittsburgh gets the season underway by invading Cleveland, where the Rams will be making their first start under the ownership of Daniel F. Reeves, of New York, and Fred Levy, Jr., of Louisville. The champion Chicago Bears, who will represent the league in the Chicago All-Star game Aug. 28, begin defense of their title one month later, Sept. 28, in Green Bay. After a trip to Cleveland the following week, the Bears return home on Oct. 12 for six consecutive games before closing their season on the road against Detroit, Philadelphia and the Chicago Cardinals. It will mark the first time since the formation of the league in 1920 that the Bears have played six successive contests at home...SEVEN HOME GAMES: Three other teams, Washington, Philadelphia and Brooklyn, were allotted six home games, while the New York Giants came off with seven, including one each with the Eastern division rivals and Detroit, Cleveland and the Chicago Cardinals of the Western division. One of the highlights of the schedule will be Washington's Nov. 19 appointment in Chicago, where the Redskins, Eastern division champions last year, will seek to avenge the 73 to 0 lacing handed them by the Bears in the title playoff last December. Philadelphia's Eagles, starting out under a new owner, Alexis Thompson, and a new coach, Greasy Neale, open at home with the Giants Sept. 14, and meet Brooklyn, Washington, Cardinals, Pittsburgh and the Bears in Philadelphia...UNDER JOINT OWNERSHIP: Pittsburgh, now under the joint ownership of Art Rooney and Bert Bell, with Bell, the former Eagle owner, doing the coaching, comes west to meet the Rams in Cleveland Sept. 7 and the Bears in Chicago Oct. 26. Detroit opens its season in Green Bay Sept. 14, with a trip to Brooklyn and a night game against the Cardinals in Chicago before hometown fans get an opportunity to see the Lions against Cleveland Oct. 12 under the new coach, Bill Edwards, formerly of Western Reserve, who is undergoing his first tests in professional football. The Cardinals figure in two of the three night games, meeting Cleveland under the lights of Comisky park Tuesday, Sept. 16, in addition to the Detroit contest Saturday, Sept. 27. The other night contest will be played at Philadelphia Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Brooklyn Dodgers meet the Eagles. Barring playoffs for division titles, the championship game will be played on the home field of the Western division winner Dec. 14, Layden announced.


JUL 2 (Milwaukee) - Federal Judge F. Ryan Duffy dismissed a $5,000 damage suit brought against the Curtis Publishing Co. by Eric Karll, of Milwaukee, the composer of "Go, You Packers, Go", theme song of the Green Bay Packers football team. Karll claimed that the Saturday Evening Post, a Curtis publication, had published the words of the song without permission. Duffy held that fair use was made of the song, that its mention was incidental to the main article and that Karll had not been damaged by the publication.


JUL 5 (Green Bay) - Speed and size are combined in Bob Kahler, the latest backfield acquisition of the Green Bay Packers. Kahler weighs 215 pounds. He stands 6 feet three in the locker room. Out of the locker room he moves like a deer. On the track he has tied the ICAAA 70-yard hurdles records of :08.6, and he has been clocked at :06.5 in the 60-yard dash...GRADUATE OF NEBRASKA: The new Packer is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, the same school that this year gave Herman Rohrig to Green Bay. Rohrig, however, may be subject to the selective service call. Advices received by Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers indicate that, barring emergencies, Kahler's number will not come up until after the football season. Lambeau saw Kahler play in the Rose Bowl game against Stanford last January. Although he was not on the Packers' draft list, the Green Bay management maintained a contact with him, and his signed contract was received in the mail this morning. Lambeau's favorable impression of the big fellow was strengthened by recommendations from Nebraska coaches, Biff Jones and Link Lyman. The latter, formerly an outstanding Chicago Bears lineman, particularly praised Kahler as fine professional football material...AT RIGHT HALFBACK: Because of his speed, Kahler probably will be used in the Packer lineup as right halfback. The blocking back post will be well fortified with veterans, and the left back position will be well handled if contracts come in the way Lambeau anticipates them. Kahler is the eleventh Packer to sign.



JUL 7 (Green Bay) - The song of the Green Bay Packers - "Go, You Packers, Go" - written by Eric Karll of Milwaukee in 1930, was dedicated to the Packers at its writing, and the author by implication at least consented to a reasonable use of it associated with the Packers. That was the opinion stated by Judge F. Ryan Duffy of the United State District Court at Milwaukee, as he dismissed a suit by composer Karll for $5,000 damage against the Curtis Publishing company, publishers of Saturday Evening Post, in which on Nov. 30 of last year there appeared an article on Green Bay and the Packers entitled "Little Town That Leads 'Em". The article, written by Russell Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Davis of this city and now a writer for the Philadelphia Record, contained the chorus of Karll's song. In his opinion, in which he granted a move by the defense to dismiss the case, Judge Duffy pointed out the difference between the holder of a copyright and the holder of a patent. Citing previous cases similar to this one, he declared that a copyright "contemplates and permits fair use by all persons of the copyrighted work."..."ONLY FAIR USE": According to Judge Duff, the use of the chorus of "Go, You Packers, Go" by author Davis was "fair use" of it, in that it did not in any degree compete with the song, or "prejudice the sale, diminish the profits or supersede the objects of the work." In fact, the article did the song's composer a help rather than a harm," according to the judge. " is difficult to see how the value of the song could in any manner have been diminished by the article in question," he writes. "Undoubtedly, many thousands who read the article became aware for the first time of the existence of a musical composer by the name of Eric Karll." In Judge Duffy's opinion, the reference to the song in the article was "purely incidental", and "was merely illustrative of the help and assistance given to the Green Bay Packers by its enthusiastic supporters." It was in connection with this reasoning that the judge claimed the article in a sense belonged to the Packers for publicity purposes..."CONSENTED TO SOME USE": "When the plaintiff dedicated the song to the Green Bay Packers, by implication at least he consented to a reasonable use thereof associated with the Packers." Another point which supported Davis' contention that his use of the song in the article was "fair use" under the copyright was that he of course did not reproduce any of the music - only the words. This, according to Judge Duffy, made it clear that "no element of competition was present between the article and the copyrighted song." The Post recently issued a map of the United States on which were designated the cities around which centered articles which had appeared in that magazine in the last year. Green Bay - "The Little Town That Leads 'Em" - was prominently indicated on this map.


JUL 12 (Green Bay) - Two more newcomers to the Green Bay professional football picture were announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers, who in less than a month will call out his 23rd grid team for the opening of practice. Latest additions to the squad are Bob Hayes, oversized right end from Toledo university, and Alex Urban, a highly recommended prospect from the University of South Carolina, who also plays the flank. Lambeau has met Hayes, and Urban will arrive with the plugging of Rex Enright, South Carolina coach who also was responsible for Larry Craig and Smiley Johnson joining the team. Lambeau returned from his Chicago conference with George Paskvan, University of Wisconsin fullback, confident that Paskvan will sign with the Packers this fall...TRIES FOR DEFERMENT: "George told me that he is '90 percent certain' of joining Green Bay," the coach reported. "He has a low draft number, and plans to take a physical examination for the air corps. Should he be successful, he will apply for a deferment until January. Until all these details are completed, Paskvan will withhold signing." Hayes played three seasons under Dr. Clarence Spears at Toledo, and was introduced to Lambeau by Spears when the Packers played at Cleveland last fall. He subsequently was drafted by Green Bay. The Toledo wingman is extremely large, weighing 225 pounds and standing two inches better than six feet. He sat on the bench with the Packers at Cleveland, and impressed Lambeau with his knowledge of the game...TROUBLE WITH BOOKS: Urban's record is a little more obscure, although Enright went overboard in praising him. He did not play at South Carolina because of scholastic ineligibility, much to the coach's regret, and now his class has graduated, making him eligible for National league ball. Enright went all the way on the limb in confiding that Urban, as an undergraduate, "is a better pass receiver than Hutson," a statement which has yet to be proved. He weighs 210 pounds and stands six feet one. Enright praised his speed and pass receiving ability, and his roommates, who worked out in baseball under Red Smith in Florida last spring, praised his toughness and durability. He may be the answer to qualifications for a good pro football end. Philadelphia tried to buy Urban from Green Bay, but the offer was refused.



JUL 17 (Neenah) - Out of this busy but otherwise quiet Fox River valley city today comes some of the most startling sports news since Hitler kicked off to the Muscovites. William Clarke Hinkle, Mr. Fullback himself, does not choose to run with the football next fall. This announcement may be taken lightly in some quarters. An occasional and blasphemous "So what?" probably will be heard. To us, however, the retirement of Hink from the Packer backfield would be one of the most tragic developments of these unsettled times. Reaction No. 1 is "Say it ain't so." But if it is to be, reaction No. 2 is the best of luck to a swell guy and a great fullback who gave as much to the Packers and professional football as any player of the past decade. On last Dec. 2 Clarke and his wife, Em, said au revoir and announced that no more would the Bucknell battering ram gambol on the greens of the NFL. The statement properly and promptly was ho-hummed and forgotten. Many of the boys fell that way at the end of a rough season, and "final" farewells carry about as much weight as a Nazi pledge. But when a nine-year veteran in mid-July declares, "I don't expect to play," the point begins to take significance. Why? Well Clarke says, "I am getting along fine with Kimberly-Clark, and I like the work very much."...MAKES HOME IN NEENAH: Hinkle has been working for the paper manufacturing concern and making his home in Neenah since last December. He took no vacation, but went straight from football to the job to which he now is so attached, largely because of the security it offers. If he doesn't return, Hink will be missed - greatly missed. To be sure, Coach E.L. Lambeau will come up with other fullbacks, but the bruiser who wore No. 30 has a place in the heart of fans it will be hard to replace. Contentment settled over the home crowd whenever Hink ran out on the field. Apprehension swept through the opposition. Now 30 years old, Clarke leads all the Packers in total points scored with 334 on 40 touchdowns, 28 points after touchdown, and 22 field goals. Several times he has been an all-league choice. Even last fall quite a number of us couldn't remember seeing a better fullback...NEVER BE ANOTHER: Of him, Walt Kiesling once said, "He is spoiling Green Bay for fullbacks. You'll never get another like him." A possibility remains that Curly may entice Hinkle back into the ranks for another season. Jimmy Kimberly, one of the Kimberly-Clark officials who has taken a personal interest in Hinkle's paper career, probably would give him a leave of absence. But to be frank, Clarke at present appears to favor his present status quo as one of the cogs in industry. Hinkle had other things to say as we talked to him here, but the retirement chatter eclipsed everything else. There is no doubting the sincerity of his intentions at the


moment, and it may last. Even Hank Bruder returned a 'very satisfactory" contract to Philadelphia unsigned this month. It may be contagious. What times; what deeds!


JUL 17 (Chicago) - Elmer Layden, commissioner of pro football, has approved two changes in the National league schedule, authorizing Cleveland to transfer its opening game with Pittsburgh Sept. 7 to Akron, O., and enabling the Philadelphia Eagles to set their Sept. 14 game with the New York Giants back to Saturday night, Sept. 13, in Municipal stadium. Conflicts with previous commitments with park officials led to both changes.


JUL 19 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau moved another third along the way to cleaning up his list of returning centers on the Green Bay Packer football team this week by signing Tom Greenfield, former University of Arizona giant, for action in 1941. Greenfield, one of the tallest men on the squad at six feet three inches, and weighs 218 pounds, will be back for his third season of National league football, all of the service having been with Green Bay. George Svendsen, another member of the Packer center corps, was signed previously, so only Charley Brock remains on the outside of the roster as the team heads to the opening of practice Aug. 10. Greenfield is married, and lives at Glendale, Arizona. He plans to drive east for the opening of drills and will arrive in advance of the scheduled time. He is a powerfully built, steady type of football player who is most capable during the rough going. His work is rarely spectacular, but is consistently effective both on defense and offense. With Svendsen, he makes up one of the largest pivot combines in the league. Tom is the 14th Packer signed up for the approaching season, which means that considerably less than half the prospective squad are in the fold. Signing of others is expected to speed up considerably in the weeks just ahead, as the players fall into ranks for 1941 competition.


JUL 23 (New York) - The Long Island Indians of the American Football Association announced today they had reached a working agreement with the Green Bay Packers whereby the Indians will become a Green Bay farm. The Long Island team expects to receive 10 to 15 players from Green Bay during the Indians' training period at Cornwall, N.Y.


JUL 19 (Kenosha) - The Kenosha Cardinals professional football team will meet five National league clubs this fall. A game at Winnipeg October 5 also has been booked. Coach John Reis has called the first practice for July 27. He will be assisted by Johnny Blood, formerly of the Packers, and John Biolo, Lake Forest star.


JUL 25 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau has been piloting his cruiser through northern waters lately, picking up a few fish here and there and generally resting up for the strenuous grind which starts two weeks from Sunday and won't be completed until the early days of December. A long stretch, that, and one which will carry with it Green Bay's hopes for a sixth NFL championship. Curly arrived in town this week, whisked down to Milwaukee for a conference with fullback George Paskvan, and came back to comment favorably upon the farm hookup the Packers have established with the Long Island Indians of the American association. Other National league clubs have dipped into this same setup, the New York Giants at Jersey City and the Chicago Bears at Newark, and Curly believes that the type of leadership behind the Long Islanders assures the Packers of a strong farm administration. Ted Collins, manager of Kate Smith, the songbird, is one of the sponsors, and other men backing the club are well up in the filthy, as P.G. Woodhouse was wont to say in his pre-concentration camp days.



JUL 26 (Green Bay) - Three husky members of the 1940 Green Bay Packer football squad submitted their signed contracts to Coach Curly Lambeau this week, presaging further action in the NFL for the coming season. The latest three to join the roster are the following: Charley Brock, Nebraska, center. Harry Jacunski, Fordham, end. Champ Seibold, Wisconsin, tackle. Seibold will be one of the elders of the Packer squad this fall, for he will be playing his seventh season of professional football. He was used mainly as substitute at his left tackle position last fall, going in to pace the regulars when a little rest was needed. A native of Oshkosh, where he has been attending Oshkosh State Teachers college during the offseason, Champ starred on several Oshkosh High school teams before entering the state university. He was a track star in high school, and still competes in that sport in the State Teachers College conference, throwing the discus and putting the shot. Seibold weighs around 240 pounds, and is one of the real veterans of professional football...HELPS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP: Brock broke into professional football with the Packers in time for the 1939 season, when he helped the team win its fifth National league championship. Prior to that time he had a great grid career at the University of Nebraska, being rated one of the greatest linemen in Cornhusker history. He is not related to Lou


Brock, Purdue halfback who debuted in the game last fall and who has not yet signed his 1941 contract. Charley is married and has a son six years old. Recently he announced his affiliation with a Milwaukee business firm, and will be a year-round resident of Green Bay as its representative. Brock is an extremely aggressive type of player, and reaches his best effectiveness on pass defense, where he has picked off enemy aerials by the dozen. He is 25 years old and weighs 205 pounds...STARTING THIRD SEASON: Jacunski also will be starting his third Green Bay season. A rangy and tough Fordham end, who rated high scholastically at that university, he crowds 200 pounds in weight and stands two inches over six feet tall. Jacunski is married and will report to the Packers in plenty of time for the first official workout Aug. 10.


JULY 26 (Green Bay) - The annual stockholders' meeting of Green Bay Packers, Inc., will be held at the Brown county courthouse assembly room Tuesday evening, July 29, at 8 o'clock, President L.H. Joannes announced today.


JUL 27 (Green Bay) - George Paskvan, Wisconsin's great fullback of the past three years, was here Saturday for a conference with Earl W. "Curly" Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers professional team, and all indicates are that Paskvan will sign to play during the 1941 season. Paskvan, a line-riddling ball carrier and a savage defensive performer, was picked by the Packers in the annual NFL daft. Because of uncertainty over the fullback situation the Packers need Paskvan badly, and Coach Lambeau undoubtedly was prepared to offer a good salary. Clark Hinkle, a Green Bay star for almost a decade, has about decided to quit professional football, and Eddie Jankowski, Hinkle's understudy, may also quit the play-for-pay sport.


JUL 28 (Green Bay) - George Paskvan, who never has seen a professional football game, will see plenty of them next fall. The hard-driving University of Wisconsin fullback has joined the Green Bay Packers. Paskvan signed his contract Saturday afternoon following a brief conference with Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau in the latter's Northern building office. Terms were not disclosed. Lambeau has been negotiating wih the Badger ace ever since he ended his track competition in spring. The eighteenth Packer to sign this season is six feet tall, weighs 195 pounds and is 23 years old. He is in splendid physical condition. Since graduation from the university in June, he has been laboring in a stone quarry at McCook, Ill. Right now he is principally interested in making the starting lineup for the All-Star game against the Chicago Bears at Chicago Aug. 28. He is leading the fullbacks in the nationwide poll, and frankly would appreciate any additional support from fans in this vicinity. (The poll ends Tuesday night, and several other Packers and potential Packers are also making strong bids for All-Star berths.)...STARRED WITH TRACK TEAM: Paskvan's home is in McCook, Ill. He attended Lyons Township High school in nearby LaGrange where, strangely, he did not play football until his senior year. He stared in field events with his track team, however, and in 1937 won the Illinois interscholastic shot put championship with 53 feet, 3 1/4 inches for the 12-pound pellet. The distance he lived from school was one of the factors that kept George out of high school football until his senior year. Then he made all-state ranking at guard. "I carried the ball just twice in high school," he said in answer to a question Saturday. "It was disastrous. They shifted me back to the line, where I played both guard and tackle." Paskvan strictly is a participant. Before joining his high school team, he never saw a game of interscholastic football. Before entering the University of Wisconsin, he never saw an intercollegiate game. And he still has his first All-Star game and his initial professional tilt ahead of him, both as spectator and player...HAD BETTER OFFERS: The Illinois boy picked Wisconsin because of friends at Madison and a very favorable impression of Harry Stuhldreher, the Badger coach. This despite what he terms "better offers" from other schools. "I am glad of my choice," he stated Saturday. At Wisconsin George was a fullback from the start. He made his own decision to cut the buck at that position, and the coaches concurred. As a sophomore he understudied Howie Weiss, and as a junior and senior he blossomed into a star in his own right. He was all-Big Ten conference, several time all-Western and occasionally an All-American selection. With the shot he placed in all the conference meets in which he was entered and won the Big Ten indoor championship at the conference meet at Purdue...FOUND GOPHERS TOUGH: During his collegiate ball toting he found the going toughest against Minnesota, and looks forward to the opportunity of playing with the several ex-Gophers in the Packer lineup. "They always kept me behind the eight ball," he admitted with no trace of false modesty. George was outstanding on defense as well as on offense. In both types of formation, his position was orthodox. Picked first by Lambeau in the National league draft, he was one of the most sough-after players among this year's college crop. He will do much to bolster the backfield that may be weakened by the retirement of fullback Clark Hinkle. Hinkle has not made a final decision as yet, but in several interviews has intimated that he may not return to the Packers this fall. 



JUL 29 (Green Bay) - Two giant line veterans of many NFL campaigns - tackles Bill Lee of Alabama and Baby Ray of Vanderbilt - are ready for service with the Green Bay Packers this fall, Coach Lambeau announced today. Lee and Ray will report to the Packers on or before Sunday, Aug. 10, the opening day of the practice session. The Packer roster for 1941 now is growing rapidly, and includes 20 names, the signing of Lee and Ray following closely that of George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback who visited town over the weekend and put his name on the dotted line. The team will face a rigorous training diet, as less than two weeks after the initial drill - on Aug. 23 - the New York Giants will appear at City stadium for a summer night's contest. Every Packer fan is familiar with the exploits of Bill Lee and Baby Ray, two of the largest and toughest individuals in professional football. Respectively, they play the right and left sides of the Packer line, and they have been regarded in recent seasons as the No. 1 Packers at their two positions. Lee will be starting his seventh season of professional football, of which tenure four and a half years have been spent with the Packers. Before that time he did a stretch with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but he has been with Green Bay so long that he now is regarded as one of the all-time big names in Packer history. Lee married a Green Bay girl, and when he retires from professional football plans to manage his ranch down south. Currently he wrestles during the off season, working principally in the southern cities. He weighs 235 pounds and stands three inches over six feet...RAY IS GIANT: Buford (Baby) Ray's weight fluctuates between 248 and 260, spread along a frame which measures six feet six inches. He also is married, and when not engaged in playing football operates a liquid refreshment store in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn.


AUG 1 (Green Bay) - Larry Buhler, fullback, and Bobby Woods, tackle, will return to the Green Bay Packer football squad this season, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. Buhler and Woods will be on deck for the first official Packer practice a week from Sunday. Larry, who starred as an undergraduate for Minnesota's Golden Gophers, will be stating his third season with Green Bay. Woods came to the Packers in midseason from Brooklyn, and was used sparingly. Brooklyn runs its tackles and Green Bay does not, which leads Coach Lambeau to believe that the big Alabama boy - he goes 240 pounds - will fit o.k. into the Packer system. At any rate, he is headed for a lot more work this fall. Buhler was Green Bay's No. 3 fullback, behind Clarke Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski for the past two seasons. Lambeau believes he has the stuff to rate a higher ranking, and he'll receive a lot of attention this fall during the early stages of the training season. Larry is a big fellow, weighing 210 pounds, and standing two inches over six feet. He runs hard, but was severely handicapped at the outset of his professional career by a near-fatal automobile accident in Minneapolis. Buhler expects to battle for his position this season with George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback, and perhaps both Hinkle and Jankowski, if the latter two sign up. Twenty Packers are now ready for their initial test, leading to the non-league game with the New York Giants here Saturday night, Aug. 23.


AUG 1 (Green Bay) - If Clarke Hinkle decides to change his mind about playing professional football, writes George Strickler, NFL publicity man, from Chicago, the little matter of a record may have something to do with his decision. Hinkle needs just one more good smash through the line - 12 yards to be exact - to take the league's record for ground gained from Ace Gutowsky, former fullback of the Detroit Lions. In nine seasons of league competition, Hinkle has gained 3,467 yards, just 11 yards short of the all-time mark...Following the example of the Green Bay Packers, first professional team to test the airways last season, the Philadelphia Eagles will stretch their wings this fall. The Eagles, now training at Two Rivers, have chartered two planes to fly the team from the Two Rivers training camp to their opening game with the New York Giants at Philadelphia Sept. 13. Incidentally, dickering continues between the Eagles and Packers for a non-league game at Milwaukee early in September, but the event hasn't been carded definitely as yet.



AUG 2 (Green Bay) - Cecil Isbell, the one-time scourge of the Western conference, will appear in a Green Bay Packer uniform for the fourth time this fall, having signed his 1941 contract with Coach Curly Lambeau this week. Announcement of Isbell's signing brings the Packer roster up to date, there being no contracted players who have not been announced. This doesn't mean that the rest of the veterans can be regarded as holdouts just yet, for more than a week remains before the official opening of practice Sunday, Aug. 10, and a volley of signed contracts is expected next week. Packers who already are in Green Bay have been working out informally, but the big blast will come a week from tomorrow when the entire squad, minus a few players who will be with the Chicago All-Stars, will assemble at the team's practice field. Isbell, who carried the burden of the Packer aerial attack last season, lugged the ball from his left halfback position and called signals whenever he was in action, is rated one of the most valuable men on the Green Bay squad, and he certainly is one of the most colorful. He has completed three seasons of play in professional football. When last fall's activities were concluded, Isbell moved to Manitowoc, where he established himself successfully in business, and he comes to Green Bay on leave of absence for the 1941 season. Cecil weighs 190 pounds, goes an inch over six feet, is 26 years old and married, just to provide the vital statistics. Coach Curly planned to take the weekend off, going out in his cruiser from Egg Harbor for the last time this season, as between the following weekend and Dec. 1 he will face an uninterrupted string of football weekends. Isbell's contract is the 21st to be received by Lambeau this season.


AUG 5 (Green Bay) - Packer football prospects which look as good on paper as any in the team's history were discussed by Coach Curly E.L last night as corporation stockholders held their annual meeting in the assembly room of the Brown country courthouse. Leland H. Joannes was chosen as president of the Packers for the eleventh consecutive time; Coach Lambeau was reelected vice president; and Frank Jonet was named secretary-treasurer. George Calhoun will serve as publicity director and E.A. (Spike) Spachmann as director of ticket sales, it was announced...NEW PRESS FACILITES: Routine business preceded Coach Lambeau's annual talk to the stockholders. Treasurer Jonet read his report, which revealed a favorable financial balance, and President Joannes commented on alterations which are being made ​at City stadium, chief among them being a spacious and comfortable press and radio coop. With warm weather still here but football days just ahead, intensive activity is scheduled in the sale of season tickets. Only two weeks from next Saturday the Packers will entertain the New York Giants here  in a night game, and next Sunday afternoon the squad will launch its practice program officially for the season. Lambeau's attitude toward the National league schedule was optimistic. "Last year," he recalled, "I said that our team looked better on paper than it ever did, and I meant it, but during the season our morale was not good, and as a result we lost several important games. This year our prospects looks good, and I feel the morale will be excellent." Lambeau was questioned concerning his annual crop of holdouts...WANT MORE MONEY: "Several of the boys," he returned, "are asking what we regard as an unreasonable amount for their services, but I feel that we can come to terms with most of them. Smiley Johnson, Ray Riddick and Larry Craig are on their way here, and several others will talk business as soon as they arrive." "Will Hinkle play?" inquired a director, and the coach shrugged his shoulders. "I certainly hope Hinkle will play," he said. "I have not seen him, but if he returns to us in his usual competitive frame of mind he can do us a lot of good." Some of the prospective Packers, Curly said, will wait until their appearances in the Chicago All-Star game are over before talking terms definitely, in the hopes that their work may bring a better salary. "Bob Paffrath, the Minnesota quarterback, and Ed Frutig, end from Michigan, are in that class," he continued. "I consider Bill Kuusisto, the Minnesota guard, as the best man in the country at his position, and he should do us a lot of good. Nick Embich of Wisconsin, a 200-pounder who is recommended by Harry Stuhldreher, also may be with us. I expect all of our tackles to return except possibly Paul Kell. In addition, we shall have three fine new candidates at those positions in Ernie Pannell of Texas Aggies, Del Lyman of U.C.L.A. and Lee McLaughlin of Virginia, all good men. There also is a ​possibility that we may sign Henry Luebcke of Iowa."...HE'S QUESTION MARK: "Luebcke is something of a question mark. He was highly regarded at Iowa two years ago, but was used sparingly last fall. Nevertheless he weighs between 265 and 300 pounds and is remarkably fast. He should bear watching. Our ends should be improved. Bill Johnson, the Minnesota captain, has signed, and definitely looks like a professional football player. He acts on every play as though the ball were on the 1-yard line, and loves the game. Alex Urban has been highly praised by Rex Enright, who says his pass receiving was as good as Don Hutson's at Alabama. Furthermore, he is rated tough and aggressive. Bob Hayes, a 225-pound prospect from Toledo, comes well recommended by Doc Spears. He isn't a pass receiver but he can do everything else. Then we may have Frutig to add to that list after the All-Star game."...PASKVAN SHOULD HELP: "The backs? George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback, should help a lot. There was no better fullback in college football last year, including Kimbrough and Piepul. I think we have a find in Bob Kahler from Nebraska, who is a speedy, 210-poung, 6-foot-2 back just made for running reverses. He should be another Caddel or Cardwell. Herman Rohrig, Nebraska back, is built like a beer keg and is similar in style to Bobby Monnett, except that he is 20 pounds heavier. He


passes, punts, blocks and runs. Tony Canadeo, of Gonzaga, is an outstanding prospect who can block and carry the ball with the best." Lambeau said that the practices of next Sunday and Monday will be open to the public, so that everyone can see the 1941 squad in action. After that, the gates will be closed for secret sessions.


AUG 5 (Green Bay) - Two of the real veterans of pro football - Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen - are ready for another season with the Green Bay Packers, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. The Packers' 1941 roster is beginning to take shape. With the opening of practice set for next Sunday, 23 men already have been signed and a number more are expected to come to terms this week. Coach Lambeau sent out several contracts from which he has not had a response, and he believes that these men will reach town all ready to accept terms. Some of the candidates already are working out informally under the hot sun, and all of the players except those with the College All-Stars are expected for Sunday afternoon's drill. Signing of Goldenberg and Engebretsen helps plug the lightest spot on the growing 1941 roster. Previously only one guard, Bill Kuusisto of the University of Minnesota, has signed his contract, but Lambeau has several more guards on the string and anticipates further announcements for later this week. Buckets, one of the scrappiest men on the Green Bay team despite his eight seasons of professional football, is a year around resident of Green Bay. He is married and is a constant plugger for the community. Once or twice during his long career it has appeared that Buckets might be traded here or there, but every time he raised a terrific din and always wound up where he wanted to be, in a Packer uniform. Now he is almost an institution with the team.  Playing right guard, Goldenberg is aggressive, hard hitting and uses his great strength to fine advantage. He is ideally built for a guard - a position he reached after trying several others - weighing around 220 pounds and standing two inches under six feet. He is 30 years old. Buckets did a couple of seasons at the University of Wisconsin before he joined up with Green Bay, and he's been here ever since. He is resident manager of the Auto Acceptance and Loan corporation, and is a partner with Don Hutson in the new Packer Pladium bowling alleys...STARTS NINTH YEAR: Engebretsen also will be starting his ninth season of professional football, but all of it has not been with Green Bay. He started with the Chicago Bears and was traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers before coming to the Packers midway in the 1934 season. Although Tiny - he weighs 245 pounds and stands an inch better than six feet - has made a reputation as a scrappy and plugging guard, his greatest honors have come in the field of goal kicking. Although a lineman without a single touchdown to his credit, he ranks ninth on the Packer all-time scoring list, with 93 points. Engebretsen has kicked 48 points after touchdown, more than any other player who ever represented Green Bay, and has booted 15 field goals for another squad record. On the all-time list he ranks but three points behind eighth place Joe Laws, six behind Bob Monnett and seven behind Hank Bruder, so before the current season is ended he may be as fifth or sixth, with the real scoring leaders of Packer football history. Tiny  is married, and is Green Bay representative of the Clipper City Transit company, Manitowoc.



AUG 6 (Green Bay) - Verne Lewellen, greatest halfback in Green Bay Packer history, will coach the Long Island Indians, Green Bay's new farm in the American Professional Football association, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. Lewellen, a Green Bay attorney, will maintain his offices here, taking a leave of absence for the football season only. For the next two weeks he will work with Lambeau at the regular Packer squad practices, starting Sunday afternoon, and he will also visit the camp of the Philadelphia Eagles at Two Rivers in search of possible talent. Lewellen, who was the all-time scoring leader of the Packers until Clarke HInkle eclipsed his mark last season, plans to use the Packer system at Long Island, which competes in the same league as farm clubs of the Chicago Bears and New York Giants. Players signed by the Packers, but needing further development, will be farmed out to the Indians, and will be returned when and if they are ready for National league competition. The Long Island team is managed by Ted Collins, nationally known radio figure who also is manager of songstress Kate Smith. While playing with Green Bay Lewellen, regarded as the finest kicker in professional football, scored fifty touchdowns, more than any other Packer ever has attained, and added one extra point for 301 points. Only Hinkle ever passed this mark, and Clarke's touchdown total to date is only 40.


AUG 6 (Green Bay) - A professional football sophomore and a veteran with seven years of experience to his credit have signed for 1941 service with the Green Bay Packers, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. The veteran is Joe Laws, who was carried from the field at Milwaukee with an injured knee last season, but since has recovered, and Lewis (Lou) Brock, who came from Purdue university to the National league in one big, clean hop. Laws, who


ranks 8th on the Packer all-time scoring list with 96 points, feared that his competitive career ended with his injury in the Card game last fall, and his battered knee has yet to be tested anew in gridiron combat, but he has been working out regularly and playing softball without any ill effects, and hopes for the best. He will be starting his eighth Packer season. Laws will be remembered as one of the toughest performers and headiest field general in Packer history. Darting from his right halfback position, he has gained hundreds of yards, and has piloted the Green Bay machine to many a touchdown. Joe played on the championship teams of 1936 and 1939. Laws was named the Western conference's most valuable player while at Iowa, and has spent ever fall since then playing with Green Bay. Recently during the offseason he has been employed by the National Youth Administration. He is married, and the father of two children. Green Bay fans were pleased with the impressive debut last season of Lou Brock, who will report here Sunday accompanied by his bride of recent weeks. Lou possesses a quiet manner and determined attitude which won him high popularity among the football followers. He is a fine pass receiver, an excellent ball carrier and a deadly blocker, working from the right half position. His size is very deceptive, as he stands six feet in height and weighs better than 190 pounds. Lou is not related to Charley Brock, Packer center, but has a kid brother who is a junior at Purdue.


AUG 6 (Green Bay) - "This Packer team", quoth George Svendsen, leaning lightly upon the sports desk with sufficient pressure to spring a couple of its legs, "is hungry, and a hungry team is a winning team." In describing the upcoming band of Green Bay Packers as a team lacing in adequate sustenance, George probably did not refer to a lack of vitamins and calories. He meant that, having lost the National league championship to the Chicago Bears, the 1941 Packers are very anxious to get it back. "We didn't have the spark last year," continued George, "but this time it should be a different story. We're hungry, and a hungry team usually wins. If the Bears beat us twice against this year, I'll be ready to quit. I've been thinking about those games with the Bears ever since last season and I'm getting pretty anxious to tangle with a few of those fellows." George, who usually turns in for his first practice needing to melt off a few surplus pounds here and there, looks amazingly fit. You'll be surprised when you see him; he probably isn't more than two pounds over his regular playing weigh right now, and one good hot afternoon of work can take care of that. He referred to brother Bud Svendsen, who cleaned up his requirements of a physical education degree at the University of Minnesota this summer and now is preparing to resume his assignments at center for the Brooklyn Dodgers. "And look out for that gang," warned George. "Jock Sutherland has them loaded for trouble. They figure they should have won the Eastern championship last year, they've patched up their personnel weaknesses and they are going out after opposition just like the baseball Dodgers are doing this summer. Bud said there;s nothing hat would please him more than to play with a Brooklyn team which defeats the Packers." We insert parenthetically the note that the Packers and Dodgers are booked at Milwaukee State Fair park Oct. 12. George has been hearing regularly from Ensign Eddie Svendsen, the kid brother who graduated four months early from Annapolis last February, was with the U.S.S. Mississippi at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a time and subsequently was on the same ship, but in the Atlantic ocean, the Navy moving about as it does nowadays. At the moment Eddie is studying radio high frequency at Bowdoin college, Maine, and when he's finished with the course he will land at the naval research laboratory in Washington for three months' work before returning to the flee. The two footballing Svendsens both agree that if the draft doesn't hit too hard, Minnesota will have a large and powerful football team this fall. George also studied there this summer and now lacks but eight credits for his phy. ed degree, which he'll clean up next winter.


AUG 7 (Green Bay) - The rapid swelling personnel of the Green Bay Packer football squad was raised by four today, as a quartet of veterans signed their 1941 contracts, just a few days before the official opening of the practice season. Here the latest candidates for 1941 positions: Dick Evans, Iowa, end. Frank Balazs, Iowa, fullback. Lou Midler, Minnesota, tackle-guard. Pete Tinsley, Georgia, guard. As the ink dried on this latest set of contracts, Green Bay streets began to take on a familiar sight, with big fellows strolling around, waiting for the drill kickoff Sunday afternoon. Already a number of men have started informal workouts, chipping off weight in necessary places, and Sunday the entire squad, minus a few who will be working out with the College All-Stars at Chicago, will reassemble. Sunday's practice will be open to the public, Coach Curly Lambeau announced, anticipating the public's desire to get its first glimpse of the candidates, old and new, in action. Monday the drill also will be an open affair, but Tuesday the lid of secrecy will be clamped down as the Packers warm up for their night engagement with the New York Giants here Aug. 23. None of the four latest signees served in the capacity of a regular last year, but all were used steadily during the season. Balazs, who is starting his third season, has not yet blossomed out into the professional career expected of him, but the coach believes that this will be his year. The big, tough ex-Hawkeye, who hails from Chicago, has all the equipment needed for stardom in the National league, and Coach Lambeau adds that he appears to have assimilated the proper competitive attitude as well...WEIGHS 210 POUNDS: Frank is a long-range punter, a heavy ball carrier and may see a lot of service at the fullback position, one of the prospective question marks of the 1941 Green Bay team. He weighs 210 pounds, is 23 years old, and measures a couple inches above six feet. Dick Evans is another Iowa product, who was with the Packers all last season, although he was used principally in the closing games. He had a particularly hot afternoon as the Packers made their magnificent late season showing at Detroit against the Lions, and Lambeau believes he may develop into a regular this season. Evans is built ideally for an end, weighing 205 pounds and going three inches over six feet. He also is 23 years old...HE'S AN INSTITUTION: Tinsley is getting to be a Packer institution. He plays about 10 minutes a game, but plays the hardest during that brief period and he will be starting his fourth year at Green Bay. Popular with his mates, sporting one of the best southern accents on the squad and tough as a can of petrified nails, Tinsley plays football for the love of it and in his sphere he is a useful member of the team. Pete weighs 205 pounds and is built close to the ground, standing only five feet eight inches in height. He is 27 years old and spends considerable of his offseason around Green Bay. Lou Midler is the big tackle or guard who came to the Packers from the University of Minnesota. He is 26 years old, and will be starting his second season here. Lou weighs 220 pounds, stands well over six feet and is capable of giving a fighting account of himself in professional gridiron combat. Midler bears more than passing resemblance to Lou Gordon, Packer lineman of former days, and he has the advantage of being able to play either of two line positions. He already is in town and will be sweat togs Sunday afternoon when the first practice whistle blows.


AUG 8 (Green Bay) - A mass of professional football talent weighing 310 pounds and a veteran fullback today added their names to the roster of the Green Bay Packers, as that famous bit of gridiron machinery prepared to launch its practice season officially Sunday afternoon. The latest additions are Eddie Jankowski, former Wisconsin fullback who was a stubborn holdout last season, and Henry Luebcke, University of Iowa guard and tackle, who will play the latter position for Green Bay. How many holdouts are keeping Curly Lambeau busy these days? "There aren't any," the coach commented. "How can you call a man a holdout before the team starts practicing?" Several Packer veterans are in town, working out informally, and have not yet come to terms, Lambeau said. These include Ray Riddick, end; Larry Craig, blocking quarterback; Clarke Hinkle, fullback; Arnold Herber, halfback; Charley Schultz, tackle; and Russ Letlow and Smiley Johnson, guards. The Packers have not come to terms with these men, and in fact Lambeau has not yet conferred with most of them regarding plans for the coming year, but he regards their presence here as indication that they are interested in competing this fall, and he will not regard any as in the holdout class before Monday. The ponderous Luebcke, who plans to know off enough of his 310 pounds to get down to a trim playing weight of 285, which still will make him the largest guy on the professional gridiron, arrived in town yesterday, signed his contract and drove to the park for a workout...SWITCHED TO GUARD: As a sophomore at Iowa, Luebcke played tackle and has a brilliant season. Since then, not so much has been heard of him. He was switched to guard in his junior year and broke his leg; injuries further hampered him last season. Coach Lambeau thinks he'll make a good right tackle. He is much faster than you'd expect a man of his tonnage to be, and opposing blockers can't get through him without tunneling. Any way you look at it, Luebcke promises to be an interesting experiment, and former Hawkeyes who played with him before graduating to the Packers claim he has the stuff for National league stardom...STARRED AT WISCONSIN: Everybody knows Eddie Jankowski, who rose from stardom at Milwaukee East division high school to attain fame at Wisconsin. Weighing 205 pounds, standing five feet ten inches, Jankowski is one of the hardest hitters in professional ball. He has completed four years with the Packers, all of them somewhat as an understudy to Clarke Hinkle, but the uncertain status of the Hink this year may give Eddie his chance to grab a first string fullback berth. He ranks well up on the Packer all-time scoring list, having made 11 touchdowns and kicked three extra points for a total of 69, good for 12th place on the big list. Thirty-three Packers now have signed their contracts. the list being cleaned up to date, with those mentioned above still unsigned, plus a few boys who are with the College All-Stars at Chicago. 



AUG 9 (Green Bay) - The Packers rolled into town today in increasing numbers, primed for the first official workout of the season at their practice field tomorrow afternoon. The advance guard has been on hand for most of the week, players both signed and unsigned toiling under the hot sun to reduce their poundage prior to intensive drills. Coach Curly Lambeau, preparing to guide his 23rd Packer football squad, announced today that Russ Letlow, veteran guard  from the University of San Francisco, and Charley Schultz, big ex-Minnesota tackle, have signed their contracts for the coming season. Although the coach planned conferences with several of his ball players over the weekend, the situation seemed to shape up like this: 13 of the men who probably will play with the Packers this season have not as yet signed or come to terms. This list of unsigned men includes Gust Zarnas, guard who presumably will be here but who has not been heard from; Smiley Johnson, guard who is expected to arrive tonight; Ray Riddick, end who reached town today; Carl Mulleneaux, end whose name has been mentioned in connection with a possible trade with the Detroit Lions; Ed Frutig, Michigan end with the Chicago All-Stars; Larry Craig; blocking quarterback who has been here all week; Bob Adkins, who is at home in West Virginia and whose status as blocking quarter this year is uncertain; Clarke Hinkle, fullback, who visited the coach yesterday but did not come to terms; Bob Paffrath, Minnesota quarterback, with the All-Stars; Arnold Herber, veteran forward passer, who is working out; Andy Uram, halfback who hasn't arrived yet; Ambrose Schindler, the U.S.C. halfback; and Bob Saggau, Notre Dame back with the All-Stars. That looks like an impressive list, but the coach


thinks it will be cleared up considerably before the team settles into the practice routine next week. He will meet with Schindler in Chicago Aug. 12 for a discussion of terms and may sign that young fellow, who was a riot in the All-Star game of 1940. The rest of the big squad is in line, including four men now with the All-Stars at Evanston - George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback; Herman Rohrig and Bob Kahler, Nebraska backs; and Ernie Pannell, Texas Aggies back...ONE OF BEST GUARDS: Letlow, who has been one of the best guards in the National league for five seasons, will start No. 6 here against the New York Giants Aug. 23. He is as tough a player as the professional circuit ever produced, and has played the regular left guard position for Green Bay for several seasons. Letlow makes his home in California, where he is employed during the offseason. He is 27 years old, weighs 215 pounds, and stands an even six feet. Schultz has been plugging away at the right tackle position, despite an injury, and is one of the men Coach Lambeau has tagged for future service. He weighs 230 pounds, measures two and a half inches over six feet and is 25 years old. Charley has been in town all week, working out and appears in fine shape...WON'T CHANGE MIND: Fans who hopes that Clarke Hinkle would change his mind at the last minute and sign a Packer contract apparently are doomed to disappointment. Hinkle visited Lambeau yesterday afternoon, and, after failing to come to terms, left for his home in Neenah. They were on the telephone again this noon and again were unable to agree on salary, with the result that the veteran Hinkle apparently will fail to report for the opening practice tomorrow. This would have been Hinkle's 10th season in the National league. He needs only 12 more yards gained to establish a new league all-time yardage record, and the circuit's all-time scoring record is also within his reach. He already holds the Packer total points mark.


AUG 9 (Lafayette, IN) - Mrs. Cecil Isbell, wife of the Green Bay Packer football player, became the mother of a daughter at midnight here last night. The father, who has due to report to the Packers tomorrow, announced that  he will not arrive in Green Bay until Monday.


AUG 9 (Green Bay) - An effort to assure Green Bay a consistently attractive home football schedule for future seasons, through gearing up of the season ticket campaign, will be made at the Brown county courthouse assembly room Monday evening, when representatives of more than 70 industrial plants will gather at 8 o'clock. Green Bay, Packer officials point out, has been facing an increasing problem in the matter of persuading National league rival teams, other than the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, to schedule games at City stadium, due to the fact that other contests here do not draw anywhere near the attendance totals of the Lions and Bear games. An example of the difficulty to which this situation leads was apparent this spring when the Chicago Cardinals delaying completion of the Packer schedule for weeks, in an attempt to play the game elsewhere than here. Eventually the game was scheduled at City stadium, but the trend was unmistakable, and Packer officials feel that the answer lies in a stepped up season ticket campaign. For instance, as one said, "If we can go to the National league schedule meeting in the winter, and say, 'Our season ticket campaign last year totaled more than 5,000 before the first game,' our difficulties would be extremely less." Since the annual meeting of Packer stockholders, more than 70 industrial and business plants have been contacted, and each has named within its organization a worker who will contact the football fans with the 1941 season ticket proposition. At the present time about 2,100 tickets have been sold for the coming home season, which included a non-league game with the New York Giants two weeks from tonight, and others against the Bears, Lions and Cardinals. Last year 2,800 ticket books were sold for an all-time record total, but that total isn't enough. The campaign must be stepped up to a mark approaching 5,000 if Packer fans are to make progress in their campaign to attract all National league teams to City stadium. Teams other than the Bears and Lions, it has been revealed, are perfectly willing to play the Packers at Milwaukee, where the capacity is greater and the traveling distance shorter, but they balk at City stadium, where their $5,000 guarantee is about the best they can expect. The season ticket setup for 1941 is the most attractive in the Packers' history. Tickets for the four home games may be purchased for as low as $3.85 and veteran fans know that any seat at City stadium affords an excellent view of the field. The prices are scaled upward at $4.40, $6.05. $7.70 to $9.90. This scale amounts to a considerable saving for season ticket purchasers. The difference between buying a season book and purchasing separate tickets for the games comes to $1.65 on the $4.40 and $6.05 tickets, and to $2.20 on the $7.70 and $9.90 books. Furthermore, the season ticket gives the fan his right to the same accommodations at every game, rain or shine. The tickets may be exchanged at the Packer headquarters for others, should the holder desire to sit with guests should desire a different place. These selling points will be pointed out to sales representatives at Monday night's meeting, and in addition questions will be answered by Packer directors and leaders. Ralph Smith is in charge of the new drive, aiming to shove the season ticket total higher by many units than it ever has been from out of town or for other before.


AUG 10 (Green Bay) - The chances are that Curly Lambeau is right again. He usually is. He says his Packers of '41 will be just as tough as ever. It is just what Green Bay wants to hear each August, of course, and what through September, October and November of other years it has usually seen develop. Lambeau had not often been wrong in his August appraisals. And yet for the first time in several years, as another season begins, there is a feeling in some quarters that all may not turn out so well despite Lambeau's confidence. There is a feeling which just will not be downed that the Packer pendulum, which started on the downswing last year, has not yet stopped and that the team which will take the field this year will be just a little too old in some key spots, a little too thin in others and a little too uncertain in general to be as good as its predecessors of recent year...LAMBEAU IS EXUBERANT: It is heresy, of course, to speak like this among the loyal burghers who have happily clambered on the bandwagon again. On the eve of practice, which will begin Sunday afternoon, talk should be only of possible championship and the sad fate which awaits George Halas and his Bears come September 28. Especially should talk be of these things with Lambeau in such an exuberant mood. "We looked bad at time last year, sure," he says. "We lost a couple of games to the Bears and one each to New York and Detroit. We were tied by Cleveland. But we led the league in yards gained, didn't we? And we led in first downs, pass interceptions, touchdown passes, field goals and we were right up with the leaders in passing efficiency, punting, and some other things. Potentially we had the makings of one of our greatest teams. We have the cream of 1940 back, plus some good new men, and if we go into this season with the right mental attitude and hold it, which we didn't last year, we'll strictly be one of the teams to beat." It is a good case which Lambeau presents and his conclusions about 1941 may be right. What Lambeau glosses over as he recites his story, however, are some of the weaknesses which contributed so much to the season of ups and downs last year and which, so far as anybody can determine now, will or may be present again...QUARTERBACKING BADLY NEEDED: Green Bay's quarterback, for instance, was downright bad at times last year without Joe Laws in the lineup. Against the Bears in the game at Chicago, it left an odor all over the field. There is nobody new in the way of a signal caller to indicate that the quarterback will surely be any better this season. The mileage of some of the key veterans was a matter of concern a year ago. At one point, in fact, Lambeau was about ready to clean house. The "mileage" of these veterans now must be a matter of concern again, for these war horses, some of the finest in all Green Bay's history, have lost just a little more tread in the year that has passed. Arnie Herber, for instance, is about to begin his twelfth year in pro ball; Clarke Hinkle, his tenth; Buckets Goldenberg and Tiny Engebretsen, their ninth; Laws, with a doubtful knee to boot, his eight, and Don Hutson, Bill Lee and Champ Seibold, their seventh. They still have football left, of course, especially fellows like Hutson, Laws, Hinkle, Goldenberg and Lee, but not what they once had. Their ups and downs cannot help but be more pronounced and perhaps more frequent. And, last but not least, there were weak spots on last year's club which depend solely on strengthening on the new material. The ends needed help, especially in their defensive play, and the tackles and the backs, especially at the important signal calling hole at right halfback. Maybe it will all pan out right, as Lambeau enthusiastically insists, but a small measure of doubt persists...GOOD NEW MATERIAL: In new material, the Packers probably have done as well as any other club in the league. At the guards, they have up Bill Kuusisto of Minnesota, probably one of the greatest guards in the country last year, although somewhat unsung, and Dick Embick of Wisconsin. At the tackles, they had added 235 pound Del Lyman of UCLA, 230 pound Ernie Pannell of Texas Aggies, 230 pound Lee McLaughlin of Virginia and 300 pound Henry Luebke of Iowa. At ends, where they needed help most, they have picked up highly recommended 210 pound Alex Urban of South Carolina, Ed Frutig of Michigan, Bill Johnson of Minnesota and Bob Hayes of Toledo. The backfield recruits, on paper, look adequate at least. George Paskvan of Wisconsin at fullback, Kahler of Nebraska at right half, and Tony Canadeo of Gonzaga, Herman Rohrig of Nebraska, and Duke Abbruzzi of Rhode Island State at left half. Paskvan should help, especially if Hinkle, the Patti of the Packers, finally signs. Paskvan, in his first year of pro ball, needs somebody like the Hink to complement him. Rohrig and Canadeo both pass. Gus Dorais of Detroit called Canadeo the best college back in the country last fall...FOUR WITH ALL STARS: While practice will start Sunday, Lambeau does not expect to have his squad complete until midweek, and the men who will appear in the all star game in Chicago August 28 will not join the club until September 1. The Packers in the all star game include Paskvan, Frutig, Rohrig and Pannell. Until September 1, Assistant Coach Red Smith will work with his Green Bay Bluejays on the Wisconsin State Baseball league and Lambeau will handle the details of coaching alone...VETERANS ON SHAKY GROUND: It is still much too early to guess who will be cut from this list when Lambeau has to reduce his squad to 36, a playing squad of 33 and a suspended list of three. Certain it is, despite Lambeau's optimism, that some of the veterans are on very shaky ground. Herber, after 12 years, has just about outlived his usefulness. Mulleneaux and Seibold are apt to go. Maybe everything will pan out as nicely as Lambeau predicts. The Packer bandwagon is pretty well crowded, again. But maybe, too, this will be one of those years.


1941 Green Bay Packers

Training Camp



AUG 11 (Green Bay) - The football machinery of the Green Bay Packers was thrown into first gear at the professional team's practice field Sunday afternoon, and ground into motion for a long and strenuous 1941 campaign. Thirty-five men, clad in grey sweat suits which included a few weight reducing garments, spent an hour and a half parading in front of hundreds of their fans in their first formal workout of the season. The drill was conducted under lowering skies, in a steady drizzle of rain which was a marked contrast to the usual steam-heated sunny opening practice sessions. Coach Curly Lambeau was in charge, and was unassisted due to Assistant Coach Red Smith's absence with the Bluejay baseball team. Smith will return in time for next Thursday's practice, and will attend all drills thereafter, is having its last western road trip of the season. Another familiar face was missing from the opening drill for the first time in a decade. William Clarke Hinkle, the Bucknell battering ram and pride of thousands of fans, failed to come to terms with the Packer management in a final conference Saturday, and did not report. His absence drew general expressions of regret. "I'm sorry Hinkle isn't with us," commented Coach Lambeau. "He has contributed much to the Green Bay cause and we feel that we need his service. We offered him what we regard as an exceptionally favorable contract, but his demands were well in excess of our best figure." The list of missing persons yesterday was small. Bobby Woods, Alabama tackle, who has signed his contract, was not present, nor was halfback Cecil Isbell, whose wife presented him with a baby daughter at Lafayette, Ind., Friday night. Isbell also has signed for 1941 action. One first year man, end Bob Hayes of Toledo, who has signed his articles for the coming season, did not arrive in time for the opening workout, and conspicuously absent was Bob Adkins, blocking quarterback of 1940, who very likely won't be seen in a Packer suit this fall. Adkins is wide open for army service, and within a week expects to know his exact status. He is expected to follow the action of Hal Van Every, and exchange his moleskins


for olive drab. Outside of those boys, everyone was on hand, excepting only the several prospective Packers who are drilling with the College All-Stars at Evanston in anticipation of their tiff with the Chicago Bears at Soldier field Aug. 28. These include Ernie Panell, tackle; George Paskvan, fullback, and Herman Rohrig, halfback who have signed their Green Bay contracts; Ed Frutig, end, Bob Paffrath, quarterback, and Bob Saggau, halfback, who haven't. You're just as well qualified as anyone else to decide whether the men who made their first appearances on the practice field here yesterday are due to stick around for awhile. Nobody gave away anything vital, and all the spectators received free was a chance to look over the available talent, and determine for themselves who looks good and who doesn't...HAVE FINE SPIRIT: As to conditioning, the cheering can start any time. Even Dr. W.W. Kelly, squad physician, who rarely goes overboard about the team until after its first victory over the Bears (when and if), conceded that the Packers of 1941 show few indications of overweight. In addition, most of the first year men appear to have the flaming competitive spirit which the coach regards as the first important step to a football championship. You will like the looks of Bill Kuusisto, the ex-Minnesota guard, who carries the label of professional football stardom on his wide shoulders and powerful build. Kuusisto is blondish, genial and displayed a gratifying tendency for hard work. Confusing at first are Bob Kahler, the Nebraska back, and Bill Johnson, the Minnesota end, who look more than a little alike when they're standing together and probably will carry the resemblance a lot farther when they're in uniform. Both are rangy and lean, Kahler displaying speed and punting ability during the brief workout. Johnson was with the ends during the passing drill, but the workout was perfunctory and nobody had a chance to diplay the vital talents Green Bay seeks from its 1941 crop of new men. Del Lyman and Lee McLaughlin, big tackles from the opposite ends of the country, are prospects to watch. Both are large, rugged, active men, Lyman hailing from the University of California at Los Angeles and McLaughlin from the University of Virginia...LARGER THAN SWEDE: The latter bears a strong facial resemblance to Swede Johnson, former Green Bay full and quarterback, but is much larger. He shows a tendency to hustle and unless we're mistaken, packs a lot of fight. Lyman is a different type, being larger and more blond, but also is rugged and a worker. Henry Luebcke, a friendly, talkative guy who came from the Iowa campus to the Green Bay drill grounds, is the curiosity of the staff. Reportedly a 310-pounder, he shook the ground yesterday with a tonnage of 325, a lot of which will have to melt off before he can stand the poundage of the professional line. Luebcke really is big, although he can move around all right for a man of his bulk. One newcomer who attracts instant attention is Alex Urban, an end from South Carolina, whose frame is hard and whose gaze is level. Urban reported looking as tough as his reputation claimed him to be and had a strenuous afternoon at the wing position. Duke Abbruzzi is the Weenie Wilson of the 1941 squad, although he has hopes of remaining longer than that former Green Bay candidate. The Rhode Island State Italian showed speed to burn, and is shifty, although he is troubled a bit by a back ailment. Greyhaired Tony Canadeo was easily recognized as the brother of the famous Savior, who witnessed his first practice from the sidelines yesterday...WEIGHS 190 POUNDS: Canadeo is a lot younger than he looks. His prematurely grey locks earned him the tag of "The Grey Ghost of Gonzaga", but he had little opportunity to show his wares yesterday, merely carrying the ball perfunctorily a few times during signal drills. He reported weighing 190 pounds, as the training room scale proved, but he looks lighter. On the sidelines for a time was Verne Lewellen, recently appointed coach of the Long Island Indians, Packer farm team. Lewellen said he may leave Tuesday morning for the East, taking with him Chuck Sample, former Appleton High school and Toledo university fullback, who worked out with the Packers yesterday but will be a player of the Indians. Hinkle is the only player who can directly be regarded as a holdout. Smiley Johnson, guard; Ray Riddick, end; Larry Craig, blocking quarter; Arnold Herber, halfback, and Andy Uram, half, all are unsigned, but they were working out yesterday and have signified their willingness to talk. Herber wore a rubber shirt yesterday and is in the midst of a weight reduction campaign, which bids well to be successful. He is under 200 pounds already and sweating hard...ZARNAS NOT SIGNED: Gust Zarnas, guard, hasn't reported yet and is unsigned, but Lambeau expects he'll be wandering in some time this week. Practice was resumed today, and again was open to the public, but starting tomorrow the lid of secrecy will be clamped on the workouts as the Packers drill for their engagement with the New York Giants here Saturday night, Aug. 23. After that will be All-Star week, which this year involves the Packers only as spectators, and there will be no game for the Green Bay team over the Labor day weekend. Sunday, Sept. 7, they will meet the Philadelphia Eagles in a non-league game at Milwaukee, and then will plunge into their National league slate Sept. 14, facing the Detroit Lions here.


AUG 11 (Green Bay) - Right now, this minute, is the time to let that dormant football feeling, which you've suppressed as useless during the off season interval, shoot up like a skyrocket and spread all over the place, because the Green Bay Packers, the biggest, most colorful, most widely publicized professional football team of all time is at work again. Days may yet be sultry and hot, and the temperature may crowd the upper reaches of the thermometer, but the foundation is being laid this week for the greatest entertainment the sports world provides - those crisp, cool autumn afternoons when the only major league city in America whose population isn't in the big league class will send its football warriors to battle against the best of them. Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Washington, Detroit, Pittsburgh - the biggest cities of the country - will storm the Green Bay redoubts or will attempt to hold fast against the Packer storm troops, and if the fiery Green Bay tradition of 23 years' duration still holds, they'll do well to hold the Wisconsin professionals even. Since last football season, the Green Bay spirit has been slumbering peacefully along, resting during the winter, calm enough for the spring months, undisturbed by the ebb and flow of a daily baseball season. But today things are different than they've been at any time since last December, for the Packers are united again, and they're working once more for a goal which is common among them, and you and the rest of us. Green Bay soared to the gridiron heights because the spirit behind its Packers was as explosive as dynamite, as competitive as the energy of the players themselves. We're on the threshold of another season. In less than two weeks, the mighty Giants of New York will be here, and while it's a non-league game, it nevertheless is a contest between the smallest and largest cities of football's greatest league, a concrete example of the place Green Bay occupies on the gridiron firmament. Tonight, as the Packers rest weary limbs and aching bodies from their first strenuous workouts, citizens of Green Bay will gather to formulate plans for the community's mightiest sale of season tickets - a campaign which, when carried to its expected success, will not only enable the Packers to stand firm in maintaining their home schedules, but will increase the home attractions, guaranteed only the needed support of the fans. If you're one who howled because the Packers didn't get five or six home league games for this fall, but who didn't see them play others than the Bears and Lions last year; if you're one who has cried "Milwaukee franchise", but didn't buy a 1940 season ticket because part of the schedule conflicted with the hunting season; if you're one of those who thinks it's an easy job to buck the giant bankrolls and vast attendance totals of the nation's biggest cities with a small community organization; then you more than anyone else should regard yourself as obligated to aid this drive with the purchase of a season ticket. This backing, and this alone, not only will keep the Packers in Green Bay, but will enable them to enlarge their schedule, play more rivals locally, improve in every way.


AUG 11 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, of the American Professional Football league, will begin training at West Bend, 26 miles northwest of Milwaukee, on Aug. 22. Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon said he expected to have 35 players signed before training begins.


AUG 12 (Green Bay) - The first salvo in what will be one of the shortest but most concentrated Packers season ticket drives in the team's history was fired last night as Packer directors met with representatives from more than 40 of Green Bay's leading industrial plants to discuss plans for the 1941 drive. The meeting took place in the supervisors' room of the courthouse. The drive this year will be short for the reason that the tickets include the Packer-New York Giant exhibition game to be played here the night of Aug. 23 - less than two weeks away. And it will be highly concentrated because of the fact that, in the words of Ralph Smith, committee chairman, "the Packers are in a good position financially, but nevertheless they are in a precarious position." Prices for season tickets, which include besides the Giant game the Detroit game Sept. 14, the Bear game Sept. 28 and the Cardinal game Nov. 16, all in Green Bay, are as follows: sections E,F,O,P, $9.90; sections D,G,M,Q, $7.70; sections C, H, J, L, R, $6.05; sections A, B, K, S, V, W, X, $4.40; and sections in the East end, $3.85. The main theme of the speakers last night was the difficulty the Packers are having in getting teams to come to Green Bay. President L.H. Joanne, who presided at the meeting, explained that while the crowds at the Bear and Detroit games are sufficient to keep those teams coming here, the crowds at all other games were such that teams were reluctant to come to Green Bay. "This problem is getting tougher all the time," Joannes said. "Teams like the Cardinals and the Cleveland Rams have found that they get much more in gate receipts when they play us in Milwaukee than they play in Green Bay. A large season ticket sale, however, acts as a sort of cushion to this situation. If the other teams in the league know that the fans here are buying season tickets, they'll be much less reluctant to come here."...WANT LARGE SALE: Later, Smith expressed the opinion, in which the other directors agreed, that "these teams would in fact rather come to Green Bay and play if we had a season ticket sale of 5,000 or more than go to Milwaukee and gamble on the receipts." In proving his point, Joannes explained the way in which the gate receipts are divided among the teams. Each team that comes here to play the Packers is given a guarantee of $5,000. It has, however, the alternative of taking 40 percent of the total receipts minus certain portions for the park and the league. The visitors, of course, take whichever is larger. The president then gave the following figures on attendance and gate receipts at Cardinal games since 1937 as an example of what he meant. In 1937 the Cardinals played in Green Bay, drew a crowd of 8,741, and took their guarantee of $5,000. In the same year, they played the Packers at Milwaukee, drew 15,197, and took home $7,500 as their share of receipts. In 1938 they played again at Milwaukee, and got $7,700. In 1939 they returned to Green Bay, drew only 10,780, and again had to be satisfied with the $5,000 guarantee. In a game at Milwaukee later that year, they drew 16,780, and took in $8,400. And in 1940 they played in Milwaukee and got $8,700...INVOLVES OTHER TEAMS: This situation also exists in regard to the Cleveland, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and other teams of mediocre drawing power, Joannes explained. A good season ticket sale, however, would boost the crowd at the Cardinal game here this year, and encourage them to come back next year, he said. An interesting sidelight at the meeting was the impromptu history of the Milwaukee game given by Coach Lambeau in answer to a question from the audience. "A few years ago, before the Packers started playing game at Milwaukee, there was a lot of talk around the league of making the Packers 'a traveling club', and eliminating their home games altogether. Then, however, we made our first experiment of playing at Milwaukee. The result was encouraging, and the other teams, seeing that we were making an effort to make our home games more profitable to them, stopped the talk about a 'traveling club'." Lambeau emphatically stated that there is "no possibility of the Packers ever leaving Green Bay." As to the number of games to be played in Green Bay, that, he said, will depend on the attendance at the ones there are now."...WINNING TEAM HELPS: "Of course, if we have a winning team, that will help things considerably," he added. "Er - what can you tell us now about the prospects for a winning team this year?" came a query from the audience. "We're just hoping the Bears will show up," was the quick reply. Spike Spachmann, ticket sales director, spoke briefly on the procedure of the sales in the plants. Among other things, he pointed out how persons who do not wish to go to the Giant game still will save by buying a season ticket. "For instance, in sections D, G, M and Q, the total for four games would be $9.90, and the season ticket costs only $7.70. One ticket for the Giant game costs $1.65; if a person bought only the tickets for the three regular games he would be paying $8.35; seventy-five cents more than the season ticket, which gives him all four games," he explained. At the close of the session the directors and representatives were met in the rotunda by the Packer Lumberjack band, which added a bit of spirit to the occasion by playing, "Go, You Packers, Go", "On, Wisconsin," and other fight songs.


AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Further indications that Clarke Hinkle may not play for the Green Bay Packers this year, and sparkling performances by several players, emerged from yesterday's workout of the Green Bay Packers, second of the young drill season. Monday's practice was the last which was open to the public, Coach Curly Lambeau planning secret sessions for his future activities, currently pointing toward the invasion of the New York Giants Saturday night, Aug. 23. Nothing further has been heard from Hinkle, nine-year veterans of the Packers, since his conference with the coach broke off unsatisfactorily Saturday afternoon. Concerning him, Lambeau had this to say: "Hinkle has not reported and it is beginning to look as though he will not play with the Packers this season. Although we recognize Clarke's great contributions to the team in the past, we feel that he is unreasonable in his present demands, which are far out of line from what we possibly can offer him. If we gave in, a general readjustment of our whole salary schedule would be necessary, and that is impossible." Several other Packers haven't signed their contracts yet, but they are out working, and that gave the coach cause for satisfaction. "I can't get worried about the prospect of not signing a man who is out on the field twice daily, working his head off to get in condition and play with the Packers," he said. "As a matter of fact, we have been so busy with practice preparations the last few days that I have not had time to discuss terms with several of the men." As things stood today, guards Gust Zarnas and Smiley Johnson, end Ray Riddick, blocking quarterback Larry Craig, and halfbacks Andy Uram and Arnold Herber remained in the unsigned class, but all were in suits. Herber's problem involves the matter of excess poundage, and he is clipping off the weight in every workout. Only two or three of the men now are overweight. One of them, Russ Letlow, lost seven pounds in his first two workouts and is nearly down to playing size. He went almost to 250 during the summer, hits 225 now and is on his way down. Henry Luebcke's exact weight can't be determined because the training room sales do not go over 325 pounds, but the giant Iowa tackle is losing tons by the hour, and expects to get within measuring distance soon. Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga university fullback and halfback, shaped up as a better than average forward passer in yesterday's drill, and the punting of halfback Lou Brock was surprising, Lou consistently getting off towering kicks down the field. Canadeo and halfback Bob Kahler also did some good kicking. Herman Rohrig, the Packer back now with the College All-Stars, is known to be an outstanding punter, so Lambeau feels the Packers will be well fixed in that important department. Rain fell throughout the drill yesterday, but the team didn't halt its work for a minute. A squad meeting to discuss plays was held this morning, and two drills were scheduled thereafter, the Bays having all too little time before the invasion of the Giants a week from Saturday. Alex Urban has been assigned to left end, and Bill Johnson, the wingman from Minnesota, will play right end. Lee McLaughlin of Virginia has been placed at left tackle and Del Lyman, U.C.L.A., at right. Lambeau planned to do some moving about himself today, heading for Chicago to discuss terms with Ambrose Schindler, former U.S.C. halfback who was drafted last year and remains Green Bay property. Schindler coached in California last year, but has indicated he might like to take a whirl at professional football. He was a sensation in the 1940 All-Star game at Chicago.


AUG 12 (Milwaukee) - Coach Tiny Cahoon announced today the signing of Connie Mack Berry, grid and basketball star, to play with the Milwaukee Chiefs professional football team. Mack, an end, played college football at North Carolina State. In the pro game, he played with the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Bengals in the American league and with the Cleveland Rams and Green Bay Packers in the National league. Mack stands six feet, three and one-half inches and weighs 210 pounds. He is exceptionally fast and rates as a good pass receiver. He played basketball last year with the Oshkosh All-Stars.


AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Veteran officials of the Green Bay Packers said that last night's meeting of industrial representatives at the courthouse was just like old times, when the fans put their shoulders to the wheel and helped move the big gridiron machine along its national roadway. Certainly it has been several seasons since such enthusiasm has been shown in a mass meeting before the start of competition, and it's a good indication of the fans' awakening to the necessity of elevating the season ticket total for the purpose of maintaining a consistently attractive home schedule. It was brought out at the meeting, as it was previously, that the problem of the Packers isn't so much in maintaining a favorable financial balance in the treasury, which it has been doing since its reorganization of the early thirties, but in dealing successfully with the individual clubs and their owners. Thus it's fine to have near capacity crowds for the Bear and Lion games here, but that doesn't help a bit in convincing Tim Mara that his New York Giants should visit Green Bay, or in selling George Marshall on the matter of an invasion by the Redskins. You may say, "Why doesn't the league make those fellows play at Green Bay?" but the thought isn't bright. Let the league force one or two others to bring their expensive material to Northern Wisconsin at a smart loss and the clamor to eject the Packers from the National league would raise the roof of that venerable organization. Or would, if it had a roof. The obvious answer is the season ticket sale. Let fans purchase the tickets which not only will enable them to see the Bears and Lions against the Packers, but also will help fill up the vacant seats for the other games, and the matter of arranging games at the annual league meeting will be infinitely easier. The franchise is not leaving town. Who'd vote it anyway? As Curly Lambeau indicated last night - there'll always be the Packers.


AUG 13 (Green Bay) - It is an old saw in pro football that many are called each season, but few are chosen. Take the Packer draft list of last December, for instance, the list which first set Curly Lambeau off on the high road of such high hopes for 1941. Of the 20 collegians he drafted, only seven have been signed, and even they, with one or two exceptions, have no assurance of sticking when Lambeau finally wields the ax to reach the player limit of 33. Seven have signed - George Paskvan of Wisconsin, Ed Frutig of Michigan, Bill Kuusisto of Minnesota, Tony Canadeo of Gonzaga, Del Lyman of UCLA, Ernie Pannell of Texas Aggies and Herman Rohrig of Nebraska. And the others? Well, some are in or will shortly be in the army, others were passed up and still others passed up pro ball. Consider the list: Bob Paffrath of Minnesota - Passed up for the time being although if Bob Adkins joins the army, he may be signed. Bill Telesmanic of San Francisco - Ready for induction. Mike Byelene of Purdue - Present arms! Paul Hiemanz of Northwestern - Passed up pro ball. Mike Enich of Iowa - Here come the marines. Ed Heffernan of St. Mary's - "I'm in the army now." John Freiburger of Arkansas - Passed up pro ball. Bob Saggau of Notre Dame - Passed up pro ball although in a pinch he may be induced to change his mind. Heike Pukeman of Minnesota - One more year of college eligibility on a technicality. Bob Hayes of Toledo - Hobnailed boots instead of cleats. Jim Strasbaugh of Ohio State - Pro ball is too tough. Joe Bailey of Kentucky - Pass up pro ball. Bruno Malinowski of Holy Cross - Ditto. Seven out of 20. It is about the usual percentage of draftees who catch on. If it is not one thing which makes them hesitate about pro ball or pass it up all together, it is another. The percentage of about 30% is average. Incidentally, considering everything, the turnover of material in pro ball is slow - some think, too slow. It would be better for the boys themselves and even for the league, some argue, if a rule restricting competition in pro football to a fixed number of years. Harry Stuhldreher, who played pro ball himself, once suggested three. Others have suggested five or six. It is almost impossible to fix a hard and fast rule, of course, because individual cases differ, and the league has never officially considered the matter. But some restrictions might not be bad. A few of the pro football bums, if nothing else, would have been saved their rather sad fate, and the pro crowds some declining antics.


AUG 13 (Green Bay) - With their first big competitive test little more than a week in the future, the Green Bay Packers had their first contact work of the season during a double drill yesterday morning and afternoon. As they returned to the field this morning for a lighter workout, nursing a few more sore muscles and ligaments here and there, they were joined by Karl Schuelke, a promising 210-pound University of Wisconsin halfback from Marshfield. Schuelke has come to terms with the Packers, and was expected to sign his contract today. The contract situation remained the same as regarded the rest of the squad. Nothing further was heard from Clarke Hinkle, missing fullback, and Coach Curly Lambeau as yet hasn't been able to talk terms with Smiley Johnson, Ray Riddick, Larry Craig, Arnie Herber and Andy Uram. He doesn't anticipate a lot of trouble in getting them to sign, as all of them are working bout, but with a skull drill yesterday morning and two subsequent outdoor practices, there hasn't been much spare time in which to talk business. Gust


Zarnas, former Ohio State guard, who was expected to report Sunday, hasn't shown up yet and Lambeau doesn't know where he is. The coach received a wire yesterday from Bob Hayes, the Toledo end, to the effect that he is being inducted into the United States Army next week and as a result will not be playing with the Packers this season. Further praise for the early work of Tony Canadeo, tailback from Gonzaga, resulted from yesterday's practice session. Lambeau commented upon Canadeo's work with the statement that "he looks like he'll do us a lot of good this season." Canadeo also has played fullback and may be switched to that position if the boys need him. The weight appearances of Canadeo and tackle Lee McLaughlin are extremely deceptive. Canadeo looks like a 175-pounder, but his weight chart reveals his poundage as better than 190. McLaughlin, who is as fast on his feet as a halfback, looks like a 200-pounder but goes 228, and it's solid stuff. McLaughlin is showing exceptional speed for a lineman, and is very aggressive as well. Vern Lewellen, new coach of the Long Island Indians, left for the East today accompanied by Chuck Sample, former Appleton High and Toledo university fullback, and Duke Abbruzzi, Rhode Island halfback. Sample and Abbruzzi have been working out here with the Packers and go to Long Island under option. Cecil Isbell, veteran left halfback who has been enjoying the prestige of being a new daddy in Lafayette, Ind., reported yesterday in good condition and dove right into the drills. He showed no ill effects from his recent ordeal. The first contact drill revealed a lot of spirit. Smiley Johnson broke a steel bar on the bucking machine on his first plunge and became the latest candidate for Larry Craig's "Superman" title. With Hinkle apparently out of the picture, the only fullbacks on tap here right now are Eddie Jankowski and Frank Balazs, although George Paskvan will be coming in from the All-Star squad at Chicago. Carl Mulleneaux, right end of recent seasons, is on his way here, but whether he'll be a Packer or a Lion is an open question. Mulleneaux has been mentioned as material in a trade with Detroit, and will perform with one of the two teams in the Western division this fall. He took a plane at Los Angeles yesterday and should be here in time for tomorrow's workout.


AUG 14 (Green Bay) - The 1941 Green Bay Packer squad was virtually complete today as Coach Curly Lambeau announced the signing of Carl Mulleneaux, veteran end, and Karl Schuelke, rookie fullback from the University of Wisconsin. Mulleneaux, who previously had been mentioned in connection with a trade with Detroit and was half-expected to report to the Lions this week instead of here, flew east from Los Angeles, leaving the cost at 7:30 Tuesday evening and arriving in Green Bay at 4:40 Wednesday afternoon. He had a conference with Coach Lambeau the same night, and signed his contract immediately. He worked out with the Packers today. Schuelke has been working out with the squad for the past few days, but didn't sign his contract until Wednesday. A 210-pound specimen hailing from Marshfield, Wis., he will probably be used as a blocking back, Lambeau said...GIANT GAME AUG. 23: With their opening game with the New York Giants only a little more than a week away, the Packers have no time to loaf these days, and Lambeau is seeing to it that they don't. Two workouts, one for the morning and one in the afternoon, were on schedule today, and the first scrimmage will take place Saturday. Coach Lambeau made no comment on other prospective Packers who have not signed as yet. No more was heard from Clarke Hinkle, but Smiley Johnson, Ray Riddick, Larry Craig, Arnie Herber and Andy Uram are working out with the squad regularly and they are expected to sign soon. "To tell the truth, we really haven't time to do much talking over of terms with these men," Lambeau commented. "This is a busy week for us, you know."...CANADEO LOOKS GOOD: Lambeau again voiced his pleasure at the work of Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga tailback, who has been showing up well with his first workouts with the professionals. Tackle Lee McLaughlin, another rookie, is also showing exceptional ability for a first year man. A scramble for the succession to the throne of Clarke Hinkle, who has been playing fullback for the Packers so long now that fans will find it hard to get used to seeing someone else in that position, seems to be in the offing. Eddie Jankowski, one of the hardest plunging fullbacks in the league, whose only fault in the receiving of national recognition was being on the same team as Hinkle, is working out regularly and looks like a good heir-apparent. However, he will have plenty of competition from Frank Balazs and George Paskvan, the latter now practicing with the All-Stars in Chicago.


AUG 14 (Green Bay) - George Strickler, former Chicago newspaperman who now holds the job of publicity relations director in the NFL, hit Northeastern Wisconsin twice this week, for the purpose of checking up on the Packers and also seeing the Philadelphia Eagles in their practice paces at Two Rivers. These two professional football teams engage each other early in the season, for the Packers and Eagles are booked in a non-league engagement at Milwaukee State fair park Sunday, Sept. 7. Philadelphia, a hapless eleven in recent seasons, is struggling away with an almost entirely new squad. The men are light, as professional football players go, but Strickler thinks they'll get by all right in the East despite that handicap. The New York Giants are light but speedy, Brooklyn is not oversized and the Washington Redskins do not place emphasis on weight. "If the Eagles played out here in the West, among the Packers, Bears and Detroit," Strickler said, "they'd have a tough time withstanding the pounding week after week. But they may scare a few of them in the Eastern division."...We were discussing the Packer franchise at last Monday's ticket sales campaign meeting at the courthouse, and Coach Curly Lambeau recalled that the sum of $50 was paid for Green Bay's first franchise in the National league. If the franchise should go on the block today - which it won't, we add hastily to forestall the birth of any rumors - it probably would bring between $150,000 and $200,000.



AUG 15 (Green Bay) - With only a little over a week of practice remaining before the powerhouse New York Giants invade Green Bay Aug. 23, the Packers went through a rough workout today and plan their initial scrimmage tomorrow morning. The team will be divided into two squads tomorrow and will run off plays in true game style. With only a two-week practice period before their first competitive teat - which may easily be their toughest game of the year - the players have had to concentrate unusually hard both in learning plays and getting into physical condition. In regard to the latter, Coach Curly Lambeau yesterday expressed approval over the way the team is shaping up. "All the overweights are getting down to playing condition fast, and looks as if we'll be rough and ready for the Giant game. Incidentally," he added, "the Giants had a two-week start on us in training, and the boys have had to do some hustling to get themselves physically ready to go meet them."...DETROIT TRADE OFF: In regard to unsigned players, Curly announced that "the situation remained unchanged." The trade with Detroit involving Carl Mullneaux, who signed Wednesday evening, which has been rumored has been spiked definitely by Lambeau. "There will be no trade, Mulleneaux is here for the season," he said. Packers who have not signed as yet include Arnie Herber, Smiley Johnson, Larry Craig, Ray Riddick and Andy Uram. No trouble is expected by Lambeau in coming to terms with them, however. They are working out regularly...WORK OUT WITH STARS: The team which is now practicing includes all the players who start the 1941 season except those now working out with the All-Stars in Chicago. The latter includes George Paskvan, Herman Rohrig, Ernie Pannell, who have already signed their Packer contracts, and Ed Frutig, Bob Saggau and Bob Paffrath, who are uncertain about playing with Green Bay. Lambeau described practice as "proceeding normally" and announced that Sunday afternoon the team would don full game uniforms and cavort for press photographers.


AUG 15 (Milwaukee) - Signing of Vince Yatchak, a back, and Ed Merlin, a guard, today had brought the roster of the Milwaukee Chiefs to 21 men. Both players were with the Chiefs last year. Yatchak is six feet tall and weighs 195 pounds. Merlin weighs 200 pounds and is six feet tall.


AUG 16 (Green Bay) - Exactly one week from tonight, the Green Bay Packers will trot out onto the City stadium turf to tangle with one of the National league's most powerful pennant contenders - Steve Owen's New York Giants. And with that thought in mind Coach Lambeau this morning sent his squad through its first scrimmage and announced that the drills would take an "increased tempo" from now on. Monday morning, the coach said, the team would meet at the Northland hotel to map out the week's work, and from then on there'll be little rest for the players. "This getting ready to meet a team like the Giants in a period of two weeks calls for plenty of work," Lambeau remarked. Describing himself as generally pleased with the team and especially with the way the men are running through the plays, Lambeau picked out fullback Frank Balazs and tackles Lee McLaughlin and Del Lyman as outstanding in this week's drills. "The way Balazs has been going through the plays has been really fine," the coach commented. "He's playing at 15 pounds less than last year, and is showing real speed and power in those line plunges." Both McLaughlin and Lyman are showing up well at the tackle positions, particularly on the offensive. While the team to start Saturday will, of course, not be picked until shortly before the game, if these rookies keep on working as they have the past week they should see plenty of action in both the Giant fracas and in the league wars to comes. Incidentally, reports on George Paskvan, Wisconsin fullback who has signed with the Packers but is now working out with the Chicago All-Stars in Evanston, Ill., have been more than pleasing. Several persons coming to Green Bay who have been watching the All-Stars drill have commented highly on him, and reports via the press are hardly less admiring. One observer described the big fullback "as by far the best line plunger they have down there." The Packers have one advantage this year of having fewer rookies to break into the system used than usual. Only eight first-year men are working out with the squad now, with three more scheduled to report after the All-Star game. Several members of the team are still overweight, but Lambeau expects them to be down to playing weight by Saturday. In general, the physical condition of the team is better than in previous years, he said.



AUG 18 (Green Bay) - Signing of fullback Clark Hinkle, possessor of the all-time scoring record of the Green Bay Packers, was announced today by Coach Curly Lambeau as he continued drilling the rapidly-developing squad for the exhibition contest with the New York Giants here Saturday evening. Hinkle, who has thrilled fans for more than a decade of college and professional football, previously indicated that he was about ready to give up the game. Those who have the Packer destinies at heart registered worry, but subsequent conferences with Lambeau caused him to change his mind. Now 31 years old, and starting his tenth season here, Hinkle still rates as one of the greatest fullbacks in the NFL. When he completed his eight season with the Packers last year, the record credited him with a total of 334 points to place him on top of the list. His total is made up of 40 touchdowns, 28 points after and 22 field goals. In 1929, playing with Bucknell university, he scored 128 points to lead the nation's college scorers...GOOD LINE PLUNGER: The Bay veteran is a powerful line plunger, an outstanding forward passer, a good placekicker, an excellent blocker and a great defensive back. He stands five feet eleven inches, and his playing weight is 195 pounds. Hinkle is married, and for the past two years he had made his home in Neenah, where he is employed at a paper mill. He is a native of Toronto, Ohio. Sunday's workout was the first for Hinkle this season. Russ Letlow was a casualty, but the extent of his injury is not known...MEET AT NORTHLAND: The squad met at the Hotel Northland this morning to receive an outline of the week's work. Lambeau emphasized that there will be little rest for the players with the Giants on Sunday. Although the Green Bay team is whipping into shape rapidly, the New York eleven has a two weeks' start on training. 


AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau today concentrated everything on the exhibition clash with the New York Giants here Saturday evening, following his announcement that Packer contracts have been signed by five thoroughly experienced and valuable veterans. Those who have come to terms are halfback Arnold Herber, Regis college; halfback Andy Uram, Minnesota; guard Smiley Johnson, Georgia; end Larry Craig, South Carolina; and end Ray Riddick, Fordham. Except for a few remaining draftees with whom he is dickering, this ends Lambeau's personnel worries for the present. Although the game is scheduled as an exhibition, with no bearing on the NFL race, considerable interest is being worked up throughout the state and Upper Michigan. Superior, where the Giants are training, will send a delegation of 200 to 300 fans. The Giants have a two weeks' start on the Packers in training, and are reported to be in excellent condition for so early in the season. Coach Steve Owen is as anxious to win this game as Lambeau, so fans may well conclude that the punches won't be pulled...BARGAIN RATES OFFERED: Tickets are going rapidly for the battle, it was reported today at the Packer ticket office. Bargain prices will be in effect, with $2.20 being charged for the most expensive seats. Season tickets include the game with the Giants, as well as all league tilts in Green Bay. Lambeau is quite pleased about having booked the Giants before the league season gets underway. An opponent such as Steve Owen's squad will provide an excellent chance to test the Packer machine under fire. The game will be regulation in every respect except that it will not count in the league standings. Tommy Hughitt of Michigan, one of the topnotch NFL officials, has been commissioned to handle the game...TEAM WORKING HARD: The Packers are working intensively this week, with regular field drills and skull sessions. Lambeau stated today that he is well satisfied with the way the squad is developing. "We really seem to have something this year that we lacked last season. The squad has spirit, it works with real enthusiasm. A team isn't great unless it tackles the job with the proper mental attitude." Of the players last to come to terms, Herber's contract is of particular interest. The flashy passer has a tendency to build up his weight during the offseason, and right now he scales at approximately 212 pounds. Under his contract, however, it will prove expensive for him to carry excess poundage during the playing season...WILL FORFEIT $50: Herber will be weighed the Saturday before each game, and should he go over the 200-pound mark he will automatically forfeit $50 of his salary. It was Herber, it must be mentioned, and not Lambeau who proposed this unique incentive to keep in trim. "Despite having been a little overweight the last year or two, I still consider Arnie Herber as the best long-distance passer in America," Lambeau commented. Herber has a host of fans throughout Packer territory. He first attracted attention when he starred for West High here in Green Bay. After a year playing football at Regis college, he signed up with the Packers, and he is now beginning his 11th season with the squad. Uram is one of several Minnesota graduates in the Packer lineup. His playing weight is just under 190 pounds, and he stands five feet, 10 1/2 inches. This will be the fourth season for this halfback, who is noted as a fast, elusive runner and dangerous player generally...TYPICAL BAY GUARD: Smiley Johnson was christened Howard, and comes from Georgia U. During his first season with the Packers last year he demonstrated his worth as a typical Green Bay guard. He is five feet, 10 inches tall, and weighs around 200 pounds. Green Bay's prize rookie of two seasons past was Larry Craig, a product of the University of South Carolina. He is six feet even, and weighs 195 pounds during the season. Ray Riddick, a rookie last year, is a former teammate of Harry Jacunski at Fordham. He is more than six fee tall, weighs 225 pounds, and did promising work in his first season here.



AUG 19 (Green Bay) - If Coach Lambeau hadn't been 17 minutes faster than John Simms (Shipwreck) Kelly, the famous Herber to Hutson passing combination might never have happened. Lambeau and Don Hutson collaborated in telling the tale in the Beaumont hotel attic Monday noon as the Lions club held a luncheon meeting. Hutson is a member of the club, and the Packer coach was the guest speaker. It was the year before the draft rule went into effect in the NFL, and all players were free agents. The manager who was first in getting a contract to the president's office, Lambeau pointed out, had full rights on the player involved. Well, Hutson signed two contacts that year, Green Bay winning out by a scant 17 minutes. Shipwreck Kelly, coach of the Brooklyn eleven, cornered Hutson as he was drilling for the Rose Bowl game. "How are you fixed for spending money?" he questioned the future Packer flash. "I can always use a little," Hutson admitted to Shipwreck. "So he gave me $50, and I had to sign a paper saying I wouldn't go to another club unless Brooklyn failed to meet the salary terms." Hutson went on to California, spent the $50, and still didn't have a contract, although Lambeau had looked him over and he had several offers. Shipwreck Kelly came through with another $50 as Lambeau grew more anxious, and encouraged Don to sit tight. The offers kept coming, but still no agreement. "One day I was catching a nap in the gym after a workout when the janitor woke me up and said Green Bay was on the phone," Hutson continued. "It was Lambeau with an offer that sounded pretty good to me. I wired Shipwreck in New York, but they said he was in Miami. I wired him collect in Miami every day for a week, but he didn't answer. Lambeau got me on the phone again, and I finally agreed to sign that contract. I figured I'd given Shipwreck every chance and fulfilled my agreement with him." Hutson hardly had the contract in the mail when in walked Shipwreck Kelly? Kelly hadn't bothered to answer Hutson's telegrams. He just hopped into his private plane and flew out to California for a face to face conference. "I explained everything to him," said Hutson, "and he had me hurry up and signed another contract. But he was too late; Lambeau beat him to it by seventeen minutes." Hutson intimated that he didn't feel too sorry for Shipwreck Kelly and the Brooklyn team. "Here we are winning championships, and Brooklyn hardly ever gets anywhere," the great pass snatching ace declared.


AUG 19 (Superior) - With Coach Steve Owen proclaiming his big squad of 50-odd gridders in excellent condition, the New York Giants prepared today to start their final work of training before moving down to Green Bay the coming weekend, for an exhibition grid tussle with the Packers, renowned pro football rivals of the Gothamites. The exhibition grid meeting between the Giants and Packers, perennial contenders for the National football championship this Saturday will be the only meeting of the season between these team as they do not clash in the regular schedule of the league. The game has developed a strong lure for football fans of the Twin Ports and environs as reflected by reliable reports that between 200 and 300 fans of this section will take a special train from the Head of the Lakes to Green Bay for the tussle. The trip is proving especially attractive because of the flat rate of $8 for the round trip, the price also including admission into the game...OWEN WELL PLEASED: Coach Owen was highly enthused over the prospects of his Giants displaying midseason form against the Packers as a result of the showing of the Gothamites today in a 

strenuous intersquad scrimmage game. Coach Owen split his squad with All-American center Mel Hein leading one half of the squad and Tuffy Leemans, another Giant All-American, leading the other gridders. The result was a tossup as the 60-minute fracas ended in a 14-all tie. After the game Coach Owen commented: "I'm highly pleased with the condition of all the boys on the squad and today's workout, in which the gang all were hitting hard as though they were nearly in mid-season form."...TEAM LOOKS GOOD: "I know that the team is being well conditioned here, for excepting an injury to Joe DeFillippo in the first workout of the season two weeks ago, we haven't had a serious injury. Of course we've run into a few bruises, charley horses and so forth, but on the whole, the squad is in exceptionally good condition." Among the transformation in a new streamlined offense being developed by Coach Owen is the shift of Leemans from his former left halfback post to that fullback. Owen has made this change on the assumption that Leemans' adeptness in ball handling and spinner players will make him more valuable than ever this season. Coach Owen also considers that his tackle strength, another highly important factor in his newly developing offense, will be the best of several seasons.


AUG 20 (Green Bay) - It sounds like publicity for the benefit of the box office, but there isn't any doubt that the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants are prepared to give the fans a thrill-packed football game at City stadium here Saturday evening. "We're out for blood!" asserted Coach Curly Lambeau of the Bay squad this morning, and reports from the Superior training camp indicate that the Giants feel the same way. Players on both teams are in excellent physical condition, in addition to being in a fighing mood. The tilt is billed as an exhibition prior to the opening of the NFL season, but it will be a regulation football game in every respect. Kickoff time is 8:15. Every game is a challenge, but there are several angles that make this meeting of special significance. Both teams are facing stiff league schedule, and an exhibition battle will provide valuable experience. For this reason, every type of play and strategy will be given the test of fire...HAVE SPECIAL REASON: The Giants have a special reason for wanting to trip up the Packers, and the Green Bay coach and players know this only too well. It was in the last meeting of the two teams, in the playoff for the National league championship at Milwaukee in 1939, that the Packers soundly trounced the Eastern division outfit. The score was 27 to 0, a humiliating defeat for the New Yorkers. Tickets are going well, and there is good indication that there will be a heavy sale for the rest of the week and at the gates just before game time. A special reduction has been made on prices with $2.20 for the most expensive seat in the stadium. Season tickets include the Packer-Giant game. Packer fans have been doing some complaining because the Giants haven't come to Green Bay for a number of seasons - not since 1935 when the Packers won by 16 to 7. Saturday's exhibition is offered as an answer to their requests...DRILL EXTRA HARD: Handicapped because the Giants have a start of two weeks on training, the Packers are being drilled extra hard this week in order to be in trim for the game. Each day's program calls for intensive workouts and classroom drill, with plenty of rest included. Noted particularly in recent workouts was the amazing performances of Lee McLaughlin, a recruit from Virginia U. He appeared to be the outstanding man on the field, and this is not stated to the discredit to the rest of the squad. McLaughlin is a tackle, exceptionally fast and a great fighter. In fact, the Packers appear to be well stocked with good tackles this year. Del Lyman, U.C.L.A. graduate, is coming along fast and is making a strong bid for a regular berth. Ernie Pannell, a newcomer from Texas A. and M., should be counted upon later in the season to strengthen left tackle. The veterans, Baby Ray, Bill Lee, Charles Schultz and Champ Seibold, should do well this season...CANADEO DOING WELL: Tony Canadeo, brother of boxer Savvy and a graduate of Gonzaga, is rapidly shaping up as a fine backfield prospect. Also deserving special mention is Frank Balazs, who appears to be about 60 percent better than last season in the backfield. He weighs 15 pounds less, and is expected to furnish much of what was lacking at fullback a year ago. All positions seem to promise trouble for the Giants here Saturday. The ends, including Larry Craig, Don Hutson, Ray Riddick, Carl Mulleneaux and others on the list, are doing well after their early training. A new man, Bill Johnson from Minnesota, is a rugged player for right end, a spot where the Packers were rather weak in 1940. There are flaws, it is true, and some won't even be known until after the first few games. But if the spirit holds up the Giants will be reminded forcibly of the formidable squad the Packers were when they last met in 1939.


AUG 20 (Green Bay) - History relates that the Packers and New York Giants have been battling it out on the turf since 1928. Their exhibition clash at City stadium here Saturday evening may easily be called the renewal of a traditional feud. Since that first year, when the Giants won the initial encounter by 6 to 0, and the Bays took a second game by 7 to 0, there have been 19 games in all. The Packers won 10 times, scoring 226 points while the New Yorkers were 


tabulating 172. It must be mentioned that the most decisive score was the 27 to 0 shellacking Coach Curly Lambeau's maulers gave to the Giants in 1939, whereby the Packers won the National league championship. This game, the playoff between the two divisional winners, was held on a windy Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee. The New York series is the third oldest for the Packers. In 1921 Green Bay began playing the two Chicago teams, the Bears and the Cardinals. Portsmouth, which moved its team to Detroit in 1934, appeared on the scene one year later than the Giants. While the Packers have won five NFL championships, the Giants carried away three of them. The first time was in 1927, when Green Bay finished in second place. In 1934 the Giants won the divisional playoff from the Bears, 30 to 13, and in 1938 they took the Packers, 23 to 17, in the playoff at New York City. New York won the Eastern division title in 1933, the first year that the teams performed in two sections, but the Chicago Bears gained the league title by taking the playoff, 23 to 21. Again in 1935 the Giants won the Eastern title, but lost the playoff game to the Detroit Lions, 26 to 7. All this helps to show that the Giants and Packers have good reason to respect each other. Lambeau expects to see one of the best games of the year when Saturday evening rolls around, even though it is to be an exhibition game with no bearing on the league standings. The Giants are in early training at Superior, Wis., and the fans there are working up considerable enthusiasm over the game. A special train will carry from 200 to 300 of the northern folks. A 35-piece Sons of the American Legion drum and bugle corps will make the trip from Superior to help make it a real excursion.


AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Coach Steve Owen's New York Giants, who will clash with the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game on City stadium turf here Saturday evening, are rated as strong title contenders in the NFL this season. Many close followers of the professional gridiron are almost ready to award the Eastern division championship to the Giants. Owen, it may be added, is generous in praise for his squad, and is obviously better satisfied with its prospects than he has been for the past several seasons. The Giants, who have been conducting two-a-day training sessions on the State Teachers' college campus at Superior, Wis., since Aug. 1, are expected to reveal something of their new streamlined offense in the game here. Some observers say there is a good chance that the Packers and Giants will meet twice this season - although they do not appear together on the regular schedule. The Packers are expected to be a great squad this year, too, leading to some predictions that the two teams will be participating in the playoff for the league crown. Fans were urged to note that the starting time of the game will be 8 o'clock, although the time printed on the tickets is 8:30. It will be a regulation game in every respect, except that it is an exhibition having nothing to do with league competition. Accompanied by some 300 highly enthused Superior residents, the Giants will leave the northern city by special train at 9:30 Saturday morning, due to arrive here at 6 o'clock in the evening. The return trip will start at 11:30 p.m., North Western railway officials announced. Repeatedly expressing himself as highly gratified with the results of the Giants' training camp thus far, Coach Owen said today that he plans to use two former Minnesota tackles in the starting lineup. The ex-Gopher linemen are big Ed Widseth, co-captain at Minnesota in 1936, and Win Pederson, Gopher captain in 1939...LEEMANS AT FULLBACK: Tuffy Leemans, native of Superior and former Georgetown All-American candidate of 1935, has been groomed for the Giants' fullback spot, due to his proficiency in handling the duties on spinner plays. He has recovered completely from an injury that set him on the shelf for some of the important games last season. Mel Hein, often called the greatest all-around defensive player in the league, is back in the lineup at center. Hein may be slowing up a little, and he can't play the entire game anymore, but he is a formidable defensive man while he's in. Now in his fourth year with the Giants, Ward Cuff is a standout in the backfield. He starred with Marquette, and since than has become an outstanding wingback of the pro circuit and for the past two years the best field goal kicker. For three seasons he has led the Giants in scoring, getting 39 points last fall for a total of 119 during his career...GOOD LIGHT MAN: One of the lightest men in the NFL is Eddie Miller, a New York back who goes only 164 pounds, solidly distributed over his five-foot, 10-inch frame. Although small, Miller was a sensation last year by his fine kicking, passing and running. He was the most efficient passer the Giants had last fall, his second season with the team. In 1940 the Giant squad went through a reconstruction stage. New, promising ball carriers and kickers, and the further development of several already on the roster, helped Coach Owen to materially alter his system so that the offense was strengthened. Coach Lambeau of the Packers regards the game as seriously as almost any league clash. A victory over the Giants, or even defeat after a great battle, would show conclusively that the team is as good as it appears in practice. Besides, the game offers an opportunity to "shoot the works" against a worthy opponent before the league season begins...PASSING NEEDS DRILL: Lambeau admitted that the passing attack may not be fully up to standard, but the Packers are greatly improved in other respects, particularly ground offense. In other years the aerial work was excellent right from the start, with other departments weak. Generally fine weather since training started has aided the Packer cause a great deal. Wednesday's scrimmage was devoted to polishing up phases of the attack and defense, and more work of that nature is scheduled for the rest of the week.


AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Hunting new football players is not as uncertain a process as pulling names out of a hat, but a man who is great or who appears to have good prospects in college doesn't necessarily make good in the professional game. Some coaches can pick them better than others, yet they all make several mistakes every season. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau is one of the best pickers in the NFL, as indicated by the five championships that the team has won. Now he has another crop of recruits, and eight of them will go into test action when the Packers meet the New York Giants in that exhibition tussle Saturday night. McLaughlin appears at the moment to be about tops among the new men. Weighing 220 pounds, this giant tackle learned plenty about football at Virginia U., where he was squad captain. Spectators at practice sessions are commenting enthusiastically about his power and skill. From Minnesota's Gophers Lambeau has obtained Bill Johnson, an end, and Bill Kuusisto, guard. Johnson seems to be almost ready to fill the bill, and the Finn is outstanding at the left guard position. New backs are Tony Canadeo, Gonzaga graduate, and Bob Kahler, Nebraska. Canadeo, brother of the well-known Savvy and nicknamed the Grey Ghost because of his mop of hair, is exceptional at punting. Kahler, playing right half, tied a world's low hurdle mark, and this speed and agility is reflected in his football. Some fans smiled and wondered if Lambeau was weakening, when Henry Luebcke first treaded on the field. The Iowa tackle merely weighs some 325 pounds. He's well able to carry that weight around, though, and if he can't scare the opposition he may make up for it in ability. Another new tackle is Del Lyman from U.C.L.A., a 225-pounder. He is working hard to gain a permanent berth, and so is Alex Urban, towering South Carolina left end who rises six feet, four inches and weighs 210. Chances are that none of these newcomers will be in Saturday's game for any great length of time, Lambeau's policy being to start them out slowly. They'll get their chance, however, and the rest is up to them.



AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Morning and night drills Thursday were followed by another intensive schedule today as the Green Bay Packers, working against time, rushed preparations for their exhibition encounter with Steve Owen's New York Giants at City stadium here Saturday evening. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau ran through his entire drill program in the night workout under City stadium lights. The players, catching the enthusiasm of battle, responded with mid-season snap. Today's work was largely concerned with polishing up plays and defense strategy. Flaws noted Thursday and previously in the training sessions were given thorough attention. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, stated that persons who have reserved season tickets will have until 9 o'clock this evening to claim them at the office in the Legion building, the time having been extended for their convenience. Season tickets cover admission to the New York game, he wished to remind them. The ticket office will remain open until 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon to sell pasteboards for the game, and until 5 o'clock for season tickets. After 2 o'clock game tickets may be purchased at the stadium, but season tickets will not be available there. All prices for the game have been reduced, with $2.20 being the limit. Game time is 8 o'clock, although the time printed on the tickets is 8:30. A full staff of stadium workers will be in charge to assist the fans in parking cars, finding seats and meeting other needs. Up in Superior, where the Giants are doing their early training, so much interest has been worked up over the game that about 300 fans will ride a special train to Green Bay. The train is scheduled to arrive at the North Western station at 6 o'clock in the evening, and will leave for Superior at 11:30...AN IMPORTANT GAME: Coach Lambeau regards the contest an important one, and so does Coach Owen, even though it does not affect the NFL race. Preseason exhibition games usually are with weak teams, but this time the squads will meet a real test. The Giants are strong this year, stronger than for several seasons. A victory or even a good showing by the Packers would indicate that they are ready to enter the tough league grind. Both coaches will have a good opportunity to study their squads in action, and to follow this up with adjustments before the schedule opens. It is well known that the Giants are particularly anxious to trim the Packers, if for no reason other than to salve their ego. The Packers trimmed them in Milwaukee in 1939 for the National league championship, trimmed them so badly that the Giants were hardly in the game...ALL GET CHANCE: Lambeau has not yet announced his starting lineup, but he said that every man ready to play will be given at least some action. The Packer coach is especially anxious to see his new men against a strong team. Lee McLaughlin, a Virginia U. tackle, is among those who has been a standout in practice. Other newcomers, all showing promise of varying degrees, include Bill Johnson, end, and Bill Kuusisto, guard, from Minnesota; Tony Canadeo, back, Gonzaga; Bill Kahler, back, Nebraska; Henry Luebcke, tackle, Iowa giant of 325 pounds; Del Lyman, tackle, U.C.L.A; Alex Urban, end, South Carolina. The Herber to Hutson and Isbell to Hutson passing combination have been given extra drill the last few days, and improvement has been noted. Thursday Lambeau stressed defense against Giant plays, and further work along that line was scheduled for today.


AUG 22 (Superior) - Modern design, something which, according to every crystal set and superheterodyne, makes the big difference on land, on sea and in the air, will make a difference in the New York football Giants this fall. A disappointing third in the Eastern division of the NFL last year, the Giants are undergoing a thorough streamlining along the shores of Lake Superior up here in the big muskie country, where Coach Steve Owen and his assistants, Mike Palm and Bill Owen, are laying the ground work for a resumption of Giant supremacy. The first step in the streamlining was the hiring of Palm, the former Penn State All-American, as backfield coach, the first the Giants have had. Palm, the man who never wants to be a head coach, is schooling Giant backs, new and old, in the finesse and fundamentals of intricate ball handling...ROOKIES ARE SPEEDY: From there the Giants will go to the spectacular with wide runs and emphasis on passes from complicated formations. A wealth of excellent rookies, who give the Giants more speed than any New York representative of the past, make it possible for Owen to adopt new offensive strategies. But the modern design is not limited to the attack. Owen also has some new ideas on defense, one of which is so good he already has warned Coach George Halas that as far as the Giants are concerned, the Bears' famous T formation is a dead issue, passe, outmoded - as worthless as a soleless show...NO LEAGUE BATTLE: Unfortunately the Bears are not callers on the Giants' regular schedule this year and Owen's stratagem must be wasted on an exhibition game in Chicago Sept. 7. The streamlining is apt to cause some changes in the veteran personnel. Tuffy Leemans, one of the league's most elusive ball carriers, is being tried at fullback, where his ball handling and ability to spin can be utilized best in the new order of things. Leemans, one a will-o'-the-wisp back of 178 pounds, has expanded to 200 and takes kindly to the



AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Around the places where football followers gather in some of the largest cities, talk invariably swings around to the Green Bay Packers. With the mention of the little town with the big team comes to the inevitable question: "How do they do it?" Answers center around the great spirit that abounds in the city, its intense love of all competitive sports and football in particular, the genius of Coach E.L. Lambeau in selecting and directing players. Whatever the correct answer, Stout Steve Owen, coach of the New York Giants, is well acquainted with the fact that out of Green Bay have come some of the nation's greatest football machines. Steve would like very much to defeat the Packers in the exhibition game at City stadium tonight. Because of the Giants' reluctance to travel, Owen hasn't been in Green Bay since 1935, but before that he made trip after trip into this city. Only once did he leave with a winning club. That was in 1928. He was with the Giants as they turned back the Packers 6 to 0...HE'S AFTER JINX: Steve has been on the long end of the score in Packer tilts away from Green Bay. In most cases he has given the boys quite a tussle. But City stadium - and Bellevue park before that - has the Indian sign on him. So exhibition game or not, Stout Steve will be out to break that jinx tonight, and some first class football entertainment is promised as he tried to do it. Many of the present

suggestion that he devote more time to power stuff. Ed Danowski, for years one of the leading passers in the game, returned to the squad this fall after a season of virtual retirement and has been so impressive that Owen will attempt to persuade him to remain with the club after the New York All-Star game on Sept. 3. Danowski originally intended to help out only against the collegians. Most of the new strength is found in the backfield, where George Franck of Minnesota, Marion Pugh of Texas A. and M., and Andy Marefos of St. Mary's (Calif.) compose the finest trio of rookie backs ever taken to camp by the Giants. "Pugh is the most finished back to come out of college in 10 years," says Owen. Marefos, a Greek lad whose squat-build belies his 225 pounds and superb all-around ability, is slated to be the regular fullback. He throws the most accurate long pass on the squad and holds his own with other backs on short tosses. He kicks well, also, but his chief asset in the Giant scheme of things is his amazing speed, power and durability. Franck figures to be the darling of Broadway before the Giants get far into their season. One of the nation's leading sprinters, the former Gopher ace is rated by college coaches as one of the toughest backs in the game.


AUG 23 (West Bend) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, members of the American Football league, opened training sessions here today at the high school field. An intra-squad game will be played Wednesday night.


AUG 23 (Green Bay) - Football arrives in this city tonight with a roar and a rush that won't even begin to die down until long after the last ball is snapped in a vicious, bloody preseason battle at City stadium between the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants. Both coaches are openly anxious to win this game, even through it is an exhibition contest, and their hopes are rabidly seconded by their squad members. No punches will be pulled - and the fans can be sure of that. This statement came from Coach Steve Owen at the Superior, Wis., training camp of the Giants this week: "We've been actually pointing for this game," said Stout Steve, "and I know Curly Lambeau is doing the same with the Packers. We want to win the game, just as much as though it was on the regular schedule, and the way my boys have rounded into top condition, I believe we will." The game starts at 8 o'clock, but the gates will open by 6:15. Tickets will be available at the stadium for those who have not purchased them in advance. Season tickets cover admission to tonight's game. Coach Lambeau did some final polishing today. He admitted some weakness in defense, largely because the Giants have undergone a thorough overhauling that came close to reorganization. Packer offense has been stressed during the past week's drill. Handicapped because the Giants had nearly two weeks' start on them in training, the Packers have been worked hard every day since practice opened. Fortunately, most of the men reported in good physical condition and did not need too much limbering-up...WILL SEE ACTION: Fans can look for considerable action from the new men on the squad, Lambeau announced. "However," he added, "we are going to use everything we have to win the game, and no chances will be taken that can be helped." Although the starting lineup is tentative, Lambeau indicated that the backfield may include Larry Buhler at blocking back, Eddie Jankowski at fullback, Tony Canadeo and Joe Laws. Canadeo is a first-year man, coming from Gonzaga. Probable starters at ends are Alex Urban and Bill Johnson. Both are newcomers to the Packer squad, Urban being from South Carolina and Johnson from Minnesota. Listed tentatively at the tackle positions are Champ Seibold and Charles Schultz, while the starting guards may be Lou Midler and Buckets Goldenberg. George Svendsen is likely to start the center post...41 MEN TRAINING: Coach Owen has 41 men in training at the Giants' camp in Superios. He continues to be highly pleased with the excellent condition of his grid proteges, according to reports, and grows eloquent whenever he considers the fine training weather and general conditions which have surrounded the workouts. The Giants have not forgotten that the Packers defeated them in Milwaukee for the 1939 NFL championship. Last year the Giants were not much of a threat, but this year they are considered contenders in the Eastern division of the circuit, which means trouble brewing for the Packers this evening. The Giants are scheduled to arrive in the city at 6 o'clock this evening, accompanied by some 300 Superior fans in a special North Western train. Return is scheduled for 11:30.

crop of fans may not remember the Kansas City Cowboys. Curly Lambeau does, very well, and so do others who were associated with the Packers almost two decades ago. Owen made his first appearance in Green Bay with the Cowboys in 1924. The Packers won 16 to 0. He transferred allegiance to the old Cleveland club and showed up here in its lineup in 1927. The Packers won, 12 to 7. There were other games along the way and the result was always the same. Then in 1928 Steve turned up in the uniform of the Giants. The change must have agreed with him, for that occasion marked his solitary time as a winner when playing against the Packers in Green Bay...ALLERGIC TO TRAVEL: In 1930 the Giants lost here by 14 to 7. In 1931 the count was 27 to 7. The Packers won by 20 to 6 in 1934, and by 16 to 7 in 1935. About this time the Giants management became allergic to western trips in general and Green Bay in particular. And it didn't help things any when the Packers whipped the New Yorkers, 27 to 0, in Milwaukee to win the 1939 National league championship. Possibly recent years' training in Superior, Wis., has softened the easterners' hearts. Association may have engendered some actual affection for the Badger state. It is doubtful, however, that whatever feeling he may have for good old Wisconsin will temper Owens' appetite for victory tonight. Aside from the little matter of evening old scores, there is the item of prestige. A win over Green Bay wouldn't do subsequent Giant gates any harm at all. And the National league is not noted for altruism...MOLENDA IS MISSING: Missing from the New York roster is Bo Molenda, who helped fullback Green Bay to its first championship after coming here from the University of Michigan. Bo joined the New York outfit after leaving Green Bay almost 10 years ago. For four years he continued as a player. Since 1937 he served Owen as assistant coach, and was in complete charge when the Giants lost to Green Bay in the 1939 playoff. Owen was called away by the death of his mother. Molenda is an umpire in the International Baseball league, and this activity prompted his recent resignation from the Giants. His successor is Mike Palm, star quarterback of the first New York Giants football team in 1925, and a former coaching associate of Lou Little and Dick Harlow. He specializes in backfield work, and instrumental in effecting the new streamline offensive Owen will unveil here tonight. Palm made a notable record as player and coach. He was All-America quarterback at Penn State and gained laurels for baseball and hammer throwing. After graduating in 1924 Mike became Little's assistant at Georgetown, and the following season he joined the Giants...LIKE RED SMITH: After launching professional football in Patterson, N.J., where it has thrived ever since, he was called to pilot Cincinnati when that city had a National league team. West Virginia was next to enlist his services, and his success there attracted the attention of Dick Harlow who lured him to Harvard. Like Richard (Red) Smith of the Packers, Palm seems to like the postgraduate game better than the collegiate variety, and associates were not surprised when he signed his contract with Giant President John V. Mara. As a player, Palm was considered unusually crafty and resourceful. Teams he coaches were featured by their attacking power. This added to the long experience and guile of Owen may bring the league pennant back to the Polo Grounds. Much will be told in tonight's results. That goes for the Packers as well as the Giants. 


AUG 23 (Chicago) - George Halas, owner and coach of the champion Chicago Bears, who staggered the NFL last season with the "T" formation, is brewing another kettle of trouble for his rivals. Tom Harmon, Michigan's great halfback who set a new all-time scoring record in his three years in the Big Ten, revealed yesterday he had an appointment to talk contract with Halas. Heretofore, Harmon has shied from the pro game. Harmon is training with the College All-Stars who will meet the Bears in Soldier field Thursday. Halas is busy at Delafield, Wis., tutoring his Bears on how to stop Harmon and his collegiate cohorts. With the true pessimism of a coach, Halas expressed doubt about being able to sign Harmon and said he wasn't going to talk about his place in the Bear lineup until he had a contract tucked away in the safe. Harmon has signed a contract with a Detroit radio station to broadcast Michigan games this fall but he said this would not interfere with professional football. Halas picked up first rights to negotiate with Harmon at the pro football draft last winter.


AUG 23 (Green Bay) - In keeping with the policy to make the home games of the Packers more colorful, the management has arranged for visiting entertainers at tonight's exhibition clash with the New York Giants. A 35-piece drum and bugle corps from Superior, where the Giants are doing their early training, will perform between halves of the game. Wilner Burke, director of the Green Bay Packers Lumberjack band, states that the Superior musical unit will provide an interesting and novel interlude. The organization is known as the Sons of the Veterans of Foreign Wars drum and bugle corps, ans had made quite a name for itself at Superior. Burke said that the Lumberjacks, as usual, will be providing music at the game, before the kickoffs and during every timeout. The Lumberjacks found an immediate response when they first appeared several seasons ago, and have become a Packer institution. Prior to tonight's game, the Lumberjacks will stage a parade on the downtown streets, beginning at 7 o'clock. The route will carry them from Joannes Brothers on S. Washington street down to the Beaumont hotel, then over to Adams street and on to the Federal building. Don Marcoullier, who learned his music at De Pere High school, is the new drum major of the Lumberjack band. Another addition is a huge bus which will carry the Jacks to out-of-town games. Returning from the game in Milwaukee Sept. 7, the bus will stop at Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Neenah, according to tentative arrangements, to make brief appearances and thus boost Packer stock. Among those at tonight's game will be Milt Gantenbein, who was a great end for 10 years on the Packer team. Tonight he will appear as a spectator, and Monday he will leave for New York City, ready to take up his duties as end and tackle coach at Manhattan college. As usual, an autographed football will be given away tonight in connection with the sale of programs.


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DEC 16 (Chicago) - Move over, Leland Stanford MacPhail, and make room for James Conzelman, Mr. Conzelman, known as Jimmy in the sports world, is about to become the father of "dem bums" of football. He has adopted Brooklyn's glorified baseball name at his own request, and no fooling. During the "fifth quarter" of the Packer-Bear game Sunday, this observer spied the silver haired Cardinal coach through the smoke from 30-odd cigars and cigarettes to ask this question: "Who are the Brooklyn Dodgers of the NFL?" "Well, son," the husky mentor said after deliberating about three minutes, "can't say there's much color or screwballishness in the Eastern division. The Giants? No, they're not like MacPhail's baseball Dodgers, and the football Dodgers aren't either." Suddenly a smile came over his serious-looking map. He put his hands on his hips, blew out some more cigar smoke, stopped to say hello to somebody and added: "Gosh, I guess the only club like the Dodgers is our Cardinals, if you'd want to call them that."...JIMMY TALKS ON: From that statement on, Jimmy did the talking. He told one yarn after another and one was sillier than the other. Here's the first and probably strangest: "You take that guy, Johnny Clement, our ace passer. Why he's a perfect screwball, but a heck of a likeable fellow. You know what he did? He bought a new car six weeks before he was to be drafted just to drive down to his home in Memphis. What he'll do with the car down there I don't know, and he doesn't either. That isn't all. Johnny is one of the best mud pie makers on our squad." "Now wait a minute, Jimmy," your reporter fired back. "You're not kidding, are you?" Conzelman looked at me in a rather insulting manner and reported: "Of course not. Johnny Clement is positively the best mud pie maker in the league. He makes beautiful mid pies and takes it seriously." That was enough on mud pies, so we asked him about the others on the squad. Jimmy cut in with the astounding statement that the Cardinals are the only team in the world without a fullback. "Sure, some of the boys are listed as fullbacks in the starting lineup, but we have no duties for a fullback on our team. No, sir. Take Goldberg, for instance. He can only run to his right. Of course, he can take off around the left side, but is not as effective. Martin, Hall, Morrow and Balazs, the latter two of whom are fullbacks by position, all work as halfbacks when the game starts. Incidentally, they also can take a good crack at the center of the line, like other fullbacks in the league. So you see, son, we don't know who our fullback is." By this time, Jimmy was really warmed up. He's an accomplished after dinner speaker, you know, only this time he had a one-man audience. "Joe Kuharich, our crack guard, is the only lineman in the league calling signals. Kuharich is smart and deserves the honor. Why, you don't find a lineman anywhere calling signals. Joe played three years at Notre Dame, and never called a signal in his life. The guy's got something on the ball." We finally caught Jimmy between puffs and decided to ask him about the color of the Green Bay Packers..PACKERS ARE COLORFUL: "The Packers are a colorful team. You can't help but have color with boys like Hutson, Isbell, Hinkle, the giant Ray and Svendsen and some of the others in your lineup. Today, however, the Packers were colorless. I've seen them literally burning with color against the Bears, and, yes, the Chicago Cardinals, too." So, you see, kind readers, Jimmy is now the father - of "Dem Bums", a new version, of course, because they're dressed in football uniforms instead of baseball suits. Conzelman has probably more to do with the new nickname than anybody else, because Jimmy is just bubbling over with screwy ideas. And the strange part of the whole thing is that Conzelman gets results. MacPhail did too - a National league baseball pennant.


DEC 16 (Green Bay) - Things happen so fast these days that you can't take anything for granted, but while this is being written there seems a good chance that the NFL's All-Star game will be held in Chicago. If so, there's an idea of what to do Sunday Jan. 4. Green Bay's famous battery, Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson, is likely to see action in the classic. Both have received invitations to play with the All-Stars. The opponent of the Stars will not be known, of course, until the New York Giants and Chicago Bears settle the matter of the league championship at Wrigley field next Sunday. If the Japs had stayed where they belong, the game would be held in Los Angeles again. The series started four years ago, when the champion New York Giants edged out the cream of the other league teams by 13 to 10. The following year the Green Bay Packers were victorious by 16 to 7, and last season the Bears triumphed by 28 to 14...Packer halfback Lou Brock stopped at the desk this morning, announcing that he will continue working for the packers this winter - the meat packers. He will be down in Kansas, fattening up beef cattle on his father's 350-acre farm. Lou said that the ribs he fractured in the Washington game Nov. 30 are not giving him much trouble anymore. Those ribs kept him out of the game in Chicago last Sunday, and Lou felt unhappy about it. Lou and the Mrs. left today for Lafayette, Ind., where they will spend Christmas with Mrs. Brock's family. Right after that they will move on to Kansas, running the farm for the elder Brock, who is an oil field superintendent.


DEC 17 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, the Green Bay Packer pass-catching sensation who was generally acclaimed the greatest individual performer in the NFL during the past season, placed fifth in the poll by the Associated Press to determine the outstanding male athletes for 1941. The Green Bay star's position on the list places him above all other football players in the nation, professional or collegiate. He received a total of 23 points, while Bruce Smith, Minnesota's All-America back, was given sixth place with 16 points. Joe DiMaggio, the slugging New York Yankee outfielder, received a total of 157 votes to rank first on the list. Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox baseball team was given second place. Boxer Joe Louis is third, and Craig Wood, the golfer, is fourth. Hutson not only retained the scoring championship of the NFL during the past year, but set a new record with 95 points, including ten touchdowns by passes and 12 for the season, both new marks...TIES LOONEY RECORD: In addition Hutson tied the 1940 record of Don Looney, Philadelphia, of 58 pass receptions to win the pass receiving title for the past season. A total of 82 sports experts participated in the poll. Forty-two of them gave DiMaggio first place. He was given either second or third place on 20 other ballots. During the past season he broke all major league consecutive hitting records with a string of 56 straight games. Williams, who in hitting .400 for the Boston Red Sox, became the first major leaguer in  many years to surpass the .400 mark, ran second to DiMaggio. Polling five first place votes, Williams


received a total of 74 on the basis of three points for first, two for second and one for third. Joe Louis, the heavyweight boxing champion, outscored Williams in  the number of first places, receiving 10, but wound up third with 64 points for his unprecedented performance of successfully defending his title seven times during the year.


DEC 17 (Green Bay) - Oliver Kuechle, Milwaukee sports scribe, must have been disappointed when the Packers failed to beat the Bears last Sunday. But instead of taking it out on the Packers, he finds consolation in the thought that it probably was just as well. "A championship game with the New York Giants in Green Bay at $6.60 top might very well have laid an egg," Kuechle wrote. "Six sixty a ticket is not hay. Neither is Dec. 21, with its probable frigid blasts, any sort of a day for football in the north. Scores of fans remarked Monday that they would be hanged if they would sit again for two hours and 35 minutes in weather like that of last Sunday - especially in the end zone where most of Wisconsin fans sat. Sunday's licking might have been a blessing in disguise for the Green Bay football corporation." Well, Ollie has a right to his opinion, but it does not agree with that of some of the best business heads in Green Bay. From the number of fans that were turned away in Chicago last Sunday, and from the way the tickets went for the championship game in Milwaukee a couple of years ago, it would appear that there is enough interest in such a setup regardless of the weather. And $6.60 for tickets was the top price; those who could not pay that could have bought fine seats at lower prices...Roundy Coughlin, the Madison lawnmower pusher, after dinner speaker and sportswriter, WAS disappointed with the Packers and he DID take it out on them. Here a few of Roundy's pungent paragraphs: "The Packers gave sorrowful exhibition to that crowd. They didn't even have that Sunday-try on the field. It was the most miserable exhibition I ever saw the Packers put on at football. The Packers played corner lot teams against the Bears. They did everything but call for cots to go to sleep out there on the field." It is true that the Packers looked a wee bit off color several times, but I don't think they deserved what Roundy is giving them. A study of the game will show that clearly enough.


DEC 17 (Chicago) - Elmer Layden, commissioner of the NFL, Tuesday fined E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers $100 for permitting Andy Uram and George Paskvan to play against the Chicago Bears last Sunday in jerseys bearing numbers which failed to correspond to the printed programs. Layden said that henceforth any team sending a player from the locker room wearing such a number automatically will draw a $100 fine. The rule will not apply, he said, when a jersey is so badly damaged, during a game that another, with a different number, must be used. Lambeau could not reached in time to comment on the fine today, but it is understood that he had been under the impression that Layden was notified of the number changes earlier in the season. It is apparent, of course, that there was no intention of purposely deceiving the Bears by means of wrong numbers.


DEC 17 (New York) - The New York Giants, as underdogs in Sunday's NFL championship playoff with the Chicago Bears, aren't planning on much barking - but they hope to bite. "It seems," says rotund Steve Owen, "that most everyone has forgotten that we played the Bears early last fall in an exhibition and led them for 57 minutes before losing, 14 to 8." Tuffy Leemans, pride and joy of the Giant backfield, wasn't in that encounter at all. But he is ready for Sunday's fray in Chicago, even if some of his teammates won't be. Owen was in the stands as Chicago defeated the Green Bay Packers Sunday at Wrigley field for the Western flag and came back with some definite ideas about stopping the Bears' T formation. "I think the Packers' seven-man line on defense was a flop, so I am fixing up something else." It is Stout Steve's conviction that the passing of the Bears' Sid Luckman must be smothered to give the eastern titleholders their chance for triumph.


DEC 17 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears announced today that 33 players, five coaches and one trainer had been voted full shares of the Bears' proceeds from the world's championship game with the New York Giants here next Sunday. One half share was allotted and owner-coach George Halas said he would turn his full share back into the pool. The winning team will receive 36 percent of the receipts from the playoff game and the losing team 24 percent. The Green Bay Packers and Brooklyn Dodgers, runner-up teams in the western and eastern division, respectively, each will receive five percent.



DEC 18 (Milwaukee Journal) - The National Pro Football league championship game between the Giants and Bears at Wrigley field Sunday will be only an incidental attraction so far as Curly Lambeau's weekend in Chicago is concerned. The annual draft, to be held Monday, will be his first concern. "We need linemen badly," he remarked Thursday, "and linemen will be the first men we are going to go after. We need guards and tackles especially. I wasn't at all satisfied with what some of ours did this year." It is not unlikely that Lambeau will get what he wants in the way of linemen from Big Ten seniors. Some good ones are going to be graduated - Odson of Minnesota, Baumann and Cook of Northwestern, Trimble of Indiana, Daniell and Stephensen of Ohio State and Timperman and Rossi of Purdue, all tackles, and Metzlow of Michigan, Zorich of Northwestern, Pukema, Levy and Paschka of Minnesota, Miller and Melton of Purdue, Bragalone, Smith and Steele of Indiana, and Howard of Ohio State, all guards. Lambeau is fairly well satisfied with his backfield material, although he will undoubtedly grab off a few backs, too. A Bruce Smith or Westfall or Bill Green or Bill De Correvont, just to mention some graduating Big Ten seniors again, would look good in anybody's backfield. The linemen, though, will be his first concern. Tailend clubs have prior choice in the draft, so that the list of topnotchers will be somewhat thinned by the time Lambeau has his first selection. A definite routine, designed to help the weaker clubs in the league, is followed of course. The priority of selection follows the reverse order of the standings at the close of the season. The league constitution on the draft follows: "Each club shall have on selection in order (last place club first) on the first choice. On the next round, the five lowest clubs shall receive one choice in rotation, the five upper clubs not to receive any choice. On the third round, each club will receive one choice in rotation. On the fourth round, the five lowest clubs shall receive one choice in rotation, the five upper clubs to have no choice in this round. Thereafter all clubs shall have equal selection in each round." The draft list is composed of graduating seniors from all schools in the country. In order to circumvent an old practice of George Halas who obtained such players as Sid Luckman and George McAfee by buying them from weaker clubs which selected them first, the league this year has the following rule: "The first and second choice of each team as selected must participate with the teams which selected them for the season following their selection unless the commissioner and all members of the league give their consent otherwise." Next season's schedule will be drawn at the spring meeting in April.


DEC 18 (Green Bay) - A meeting of NFL officials will be held in Chicago Saturday afternoon, the day before the championship game between the Bears and the New York Giants. The Green Bay Packers will be represented by President L.H. Joannes and coach Curly Lambeau. Sunday night, soon after the classic battle, the annual draft meeting is to get underway. There the heads of the clubs will share the cream of the 1941 collegiate football crop, selecting players who they hope will make good professional material. If necessary, the session will continue Monday morning. Lambeau has not given out any hints, but it can be taken for granted that he has a pretty good idea of which players he would like to get. The trouble lies in getting them. since the first division clubs are at a disadvantage in the drafting. Lambeau usually has enough alternative, however, to come up with some mighty fine prospects for the next season.


DEC 19 (Milwaukee Journal) - There is no question about how most fans feel about Sunday's playoff between the Giants and Bears at Wrigley field. They look upon the Bears as a cinch. But now comes a dissenter. He is Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers. He gives the Giants almost an even chance. "I suppose with all other things equal the Bears should win all right," he said Friday on his way to the National Pro league draft meeting in Chicago, "but this is one game in which these other things are not equal, and I'm not so sure the Bears are going to win." Lambeau referred specifically to the peak which the Bears hit against his own club a week ago. "The Bears are going to pay Sunday," he said, "for the peak they reached against us. They're a grand club, understand, a better club in personnel than the Giants, but I don't see how they can have the same edge the Giants are very apt to have. You know, this football can take some funny twists. The better team can lose some of its edge and the weaker team can suddenly become razor sharp. You know what happens then. There is every reason to believe, too, that the Giants will be razor sharp. They were stung by Brooklyn in their last regular game. They have had two weeks in which to prepare. They have been hearing all week about how the Bears were going to devour them. And they have no reason to be particularly fearful of the Bears because they lost to them only in the last minute of play in an exhibition in early September. No, I give the Giants a pretty good chance." Lambeau also felt that the Giants would throw up a much stiffer defense against the Bears than his own club did last Sunday. "I get sick all over every time I look at the pictures of last Sunday's game," Lambeau said. "There's no question but what the Bears were hot and might have won, anyway, but we certainly didn't do much to stop them from winning easily. The Giants can't be that bad." Lambeau's point about New York's probable defensive strength Sunday is born out by the league statistics. In everything except pass defense, the Giants have not only a much better record than the Packers but a better record than the Bears. In offensive strength, the Bears have a marked edge, of course. They lead the league in every phase of play - in gains on rushing and in gains on passing. Only in punting and field goal kicking have the Giants an advantage. The dissenter, Mr. Lambeau, was still pretty much alone hereabouts in his appraisal of the game, however. The Bears, who Monday were 14 point favorites, have become 20 point favorites.


DEC 19 (Green Bay) - Today's guest speaker is Two-Gun Roundy Coughlin of Madison: "I read where Elmer Layden fined Curly Lambeau $100 for having the wrong number of Paskvan and Andy Uram in last Sunday's football game. There should be a good strict rule on that. They should have the right numbers on the players. The people buy the programs and they ought to correspond with the players' numbers on the field. A fine on that is O.K. But then Layden ought to push his chair under the desk a little more and sprinkle out some more fines. The Bears were the home club and they should have been fined $1,000 for handling that crowd in the manner they did. The police protection was awful weak, and the ushers didn't seem to cooperate at all, and the crowd between halves pretty near tore the park down running here and there. If Layden was satisfied the way that crowd was handled then he ought to fine himself. The Bears were responsible for the police protection, and the crowd running all over the place from their seats to better spots. Maybe Layden didn't see that. Maybe he was reading his Christmas cards then. Standlee, the Bear fullback, carried the ball once and went out of bounds right in front of the Bears' bench. Halas went out and put his arms around him and talked to him all the time. Everybody on the side of the field saw that. That was the worst violation I ever saw in football. It made Hinkle so mad he was going to sock somebody. This happened right on the 45-yard stripe. Layden should have seen that as you know he ain't sitting in the end zone. Fines are all right, but sprinkle them around where they ought to go."...Coach Curly Lambeau dropped in this morning to shed some light on that matter of the $100 fine. In the first place, it was not Lambeau, as the wire services reported, but the Packer organization that was fined. Lambeau was not personally involved, and he wants the fans to know that he was not trying to put something over on somebody. The mistake was made in the office of the Chicago Bears, which was responsible for printing of the programs. Andy Uram's number Sunday was the same that he carried since last season. George Paskvan's old 68 was ripped off his back in the Pittsburgh game, and the change in his number was made at that time. Curly is leaving for Chicago this evening, and when he sees Commissioner Elmer Layden he will explain the matter to him. Sunday afternoon the Packer coach will attend the championship game between the Bears and New York Giants - and Packer fans can guess what he will be thinking.


DEC 20 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau set out for Chicago Friday night with a small ten-cent notebook that may become the key to a great and dramatic football season for the Green Bay Packers in 1942. Neatly written on the pages of that book are the names of some 300 young men who are due to graduate from various American colleges next June. Lambeau's interest in them lies in the fact that they have played football and show indications of having some of the qualities that make good professional material. "I am looking for a certain special kind of athlete," Lambeau remarked. "This type of athlete is hard to find, but you've got to have him if you want to go places in any sport. I want an athlete with that extra zeal to win, an athlete who fights every minute, on every play, whether his team is ahead or hopelessly behind. I want a fellow who is set to play football at any moment, in the dressing room, at the dinner table, on the street and when he wakes up in the morning. This kind of a man need not be the best player in the country. His value lies in his enthusiasm, and in his ability to arouse the fighting spirit in the man next to him. As an individual he may be only about average, but as the cog of a machine he helps to carry his team to victory." Sunday night, following the championship battle between the New York Giants and Chicago Bears, Lambeau and other NFL coaches will sit down and take their chances in the draft. It will be a long, drawn-out session, but when it is over the clubs will have full rights to the best of the collegiate gridders in the country..."We had a good team this year," Lambeau added in explanation, "but we should have had more individuals with the fire to win. The real desire wan't there. Our play against the Bears last Sunday, in the playoff for the Western division title, lacked fire. We just did not have the spirit we had in that game Dec. 2 when we set the Bears down by 16 to 14." Lambeau is unable to explain why his players were not at their best against the Bears in that vital game. They were not tired, because they had an open date the previous Sunday. Although halfback Lou Brock and guard Russ Letlow were unable top lay because of injuries, the coach does not lay the defeat to this fact...It is Lambeau's hope that he can produce a team much like the one that won a championship for Green Bay in 1931. He believes this 1931 squad to have been the greatest in Packer history. "We won championships the two previous seasons - in 1929 and 1930, but still they had the desire to keep on bowling them over. I had hoped that I would be able to give this season's team the label as being the greatest of them all, but we just didn't have that little extra push in the finals."...Lambeau is not complaining about the showing this season. He mentions the lack of spirit as a psychological factor, and is not blaming any one individual. He felt badly about not winning another championship - the sixth for Green Bay, but he is not letting that stop him from planning next year's campaign right now. "That draft meeting Sunday will give us a chance to get some of the men we need. You really can't tell what a man is going to be until you try him out, but their college records at least can give us an idea."...It is true, of course, that Lambeau will not depend upon the draft entirely to uncover "freshmen" for a new season. Some of the best players never get enough attention to go on the draft list. All coaches also rely upon on their own observation, and on friends in various part of the country, to find prospective players.



DEC 22 (Chicago) - Tackle Urban Odson of Minnesota heads the list of twelve linemen and eight backfield performers selected by Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers in the National league draft here over the weekend. The meeting was an all-night session following the championship battle between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants here Sunday afternoon. The Green Bay draft list includes four tackles, three guards, two centers, three ends, three fullbacks, four halfbacks and one quarterback. The draft meeting was conducted under a much different air from other years because of the doubtful situation created by the war. Lambeau and other coaches had to consider the fact that some of the outstanding players in the country may be in the army long before the next football season. Smith, Minnesota halfback, was one of the outstanding college players during the past season, and made the All-America team without any trouble. Because of the war, however, he was passed by until Lambeau was given his 11th choice. Another "name" player selected by Lambeau is Frankowski, the Washington guard. He was placed on the All-America second team by the Associated Press. Farris, an outstanding Wisconsin quarterback, also is on the Green Bay list. Applegate and Krivonak, the South Carolina guards, were highly recommended by Rex Enright, and Lambeau always considers such nominations seriously. "I took a chance on Smith," Lambeau remarked. "Smith and some of the others may be in the army soon, but there is always a chance that something may happen to make them available for football next fall. If we do get Smith, he should be a great addition to our backfield. Our line will need strengthening, and that is why I went heavy on such players." Some of the players are married or have dependents, and that may keep them out of the army for some time.


DEC 22 (Wilmington, DE) - The Wilmington Clippers' three-year quest for a championship in the American Football association came to an end Sunday when the Delaware eleven trounced the Long Island Indians from Valley Stream, N.Y., 21 to 13, in a playoff game before 6,000. Wilmington scored all of its points in the third period, exploding three touchdowns on two forward passes, Ben Starett to Jack Ferrante, and Bill Ordway's six-yard plunge. Long Island, coached by Verne Lewellen of Green Bay, led at the half, 7 to 0, on Sam Goldberg's 65-yard run after intercepting a pass. Long Island scored again in the last period on a short forward pass, Poillon to Pat Fehley.


DEC 23 (Green Bay) - Maybe that's what is wrong with the big town sports scribes and radio announcers who are disregarding Green Bay's record in the NFL. The Chicago Bears, they declared after last Sunday's game, are the first to win two successive league titles. If these gentlemen will turn to page 78 of the 1941 Official NFL Roster and Record Manual, they will see that Green Bay won championships in 1929, 1930 and 1931. That makes three times in a row, which means that the Packers twice successfully defended their title...They keep telling you that reporters must be honest always, telling not merely the truth, but the whole truth, so here is the rest of it: Even if the Packers were disregarded, the Bears merely would have broken their own record last Sunday. In 1932, the Bears wound up with the title, or so the percentage table said, and in 1933, by defeating the New York Giants the first time the league was run under a divisional setup, they took the title again. That makes two in a row. It is the opinion of many fans, and you needn't try to convince them otherwise, that the Packers really deserved the 1932 championship. The Bears won seven games and lost one while tying a grand total of six. The record for the Packers was 10 victories, three defeats and only one tie. There probably wasn't any single reason for the miserable small crowd at the playoff game in Chicago Sunday. The fact remains, however, that an attendance of 13,341 was a terrible turnout, and there are plenty of Packer fans who say it serves them right. Suppose Green Bay, a city not even two percent as large as Chicago, had been successful in getting into the title game. Imagine the howls you would be hearing if the crowd has been anything under 20,000! The Sunday before, for the Western division playoff, the Packers and Bears drew 43,425 customers. It was a cold day, and even the brave ones admitted that they didn't like the weather at all. The following Sunday, with more beautiful weather, only 13,341 came to see one of the year's greatest football classics. Packer fans will argue that their team still is the greatest drawing power in the league, and it seems they are right. The Giants have stayed in the east so long that undoubtedly they are not figuring very high in the interest of fans. Some blame the poor park arrangements the previous Sunday for the bad crowd at the championship battle. If that is true, George Halas and the Bears have paid dearly for their inefficiency. With that 13,341 crowd on the record book, the league officials may decide to give Green Bay another tumble when the playoff game comes to the Western division two years from now - assuming, of course, that the Packers will be in the finals.



DEC 24 (New York) - The National league's all-star football team, strengthened by the addition of the Green Bay Packers' famed aerial twins - Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson - will begin two a day practice sessions Friday for their annual pro bowl game here January 4 against the champion Chicago Bears. Steve Owen, the New York Giant coach handling the star squad, said Isbell and Hutson would team with Sammy Baugh of Washington and Pug Manders of Brooklyn in the backfield along with Tuffy Leemans, Ward Cuff and Neilo Falaschi of New York, Cecil Hare of  Washington and Art Jones of Pittsburgh. Owen also received acceptances of invitations to play from Ray Apolakis, Chicago Cardinal center; Augie Lio, Detroit guard; Chet Adams, Cleveland tackle; Joe Coomer, Pittsburgh tackle, and Dick Humbert, Philadelphia end. Half of the game's receipts will be donated to the Naval Relief society.


DEC 26 (New York) - The saga of the Chicago Bears, a big, bruising team with a savage scoring punch that made many experts rate it the greatest gridiron aggregation of modern times, is the story of professional football in 1941. There were a number of other notable achievements in the NFL but all were related, more or less, to the Bears and their fabulous owner-coach, George Halas. Among them were: (1) The resignation of Elmer Layden as Notre Dame football coach to become commissioner of the NFL, Feb. 3. The Bears even had a hand in this since Halas was one of the prime movers in the surprise deal. (2) Record crowds with a total attendance of 1,188,616 for the 55 regularly scheduled games - an increase of nine percent over the 1940 attendance of 1,063,022...BEARS BEAT PACKERS: (3) The first divisional playoff since the East-West lineup was made in 1933, with the Bears beating the Green Bay Packers, 33-14, before a crowd of 43,425 (not included in the above attendance figures). (4) The first champion ever to repeat since the East-West playoffs were instituted with the Bears - who slugged the Washington Redskins, 73-0, last December - slapping down the New York Giants, 37-9. The Bears did amazing things and it becomes increasingly puzzling as to how the Packers could giver Halas' big bruisers their lone defeat of the year, Nov. 2. Green Bay won, 16-14, but the Bears came so close to winning in the last minute of play that it wasn't funny. The Bears previously had beaten the Packers, 25-17, and then they proved that their one defeat was a fluke when they murdered Curly Lambeau's charges in the divisional playoff game after spotting them a touchdown in the first two minutes of play...WIN EASTERN TITLE: The Giants, who won the Eastern title despite two losses to their archrivals, the Brooklyn Dodgers, put up a game battle for one half of the championship playoff but succumbed at the end. They held the Bears to three field goals for a half but the Bears ran wild in the second half. In winning 10 games and losing one during the regular season the Bears rolled up 396 points (an average of 36 per game) and set eight new team records, among them being a new mark for total yards gained (4,265), touchdowns (56) and first downs (181). It got so late in the season that the Bears, deploying from the modern T, were so good they could score almost anytime they got their hands on the ball. But the Bears finally became too good for themselves. After they massacred the Packers in the Western playoff, the fans turned a cold shoulder on them and only 13,500 turned out for the championship playoff with the Giants. The Bears were rated 4-1 favorites and nobody gave the Giants a chance...HUTSON STANDS OUT: The "Back of the Year" was the Bears' George McAfee, rated by many as the greatest since Red Grange. The "End of the Year: was Don Hutson, Green Bay's pass catching wizard who set a new scoring record of 95 points. The "Lineman of the Year" was Clyde (Bulldog) Turner, Bears' sophomore center who proved one of the most vicious tacklers and defenders in football history. Attempts of the rival American league to make inroads on the National league's popularity and standing met with little success. The New York Americans hit the headlines by getting John Kimbrough, All-American fullback from Texas A. and M., and Tommy Harmon, All-American halfback from Michigan, to play in a game but it was a one-show circus stunt. Kimbrough completed the season with the Americans but his efforts failed to boost the stock of the rival league.


DEC 30 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, Cecil Isbell and Clarke Hinkle, the brilliant trio that led the Green Bay Packers through another successful campaign in 1941, having been awarded first string positions on the NFL's all-league honor squad. Hutson was the unanimous choice of the nine-man committee for left end, while Hinkle received four first place votes and two for the second team at the fullback position. The voting was not announced for left halfback, where Isbell beat out Marshall Goldberg of the Chicago Cardinals. Representing Green Bay on the second team ware Ray Riddick, left end, and George Svendsen, center. Honorable mention went to Buford (Baby) Ray, tackle, and Buckets Goldenberg, guard. The Western division dominates the 12th annual all-league squad, with 15 of the first 22 players from that sector. Six of the 22 top places went to the champion Bears, and five went to 


the Packers. New York and Brooklyn won three positions each, the Chicago Cards won two, and Washington, Cleveland and Detroit one each. Sixty players in all received votes from the committee. Three of the players - Hutson, Green Bay's veteran end and chronic record breaker; Clyde (Bulldog) Turner, the Chicago Bears' burly center; and George McAfee, generally acclaimed by qualified observers to be the greatest halfback of all time - were unanimous choices. A fourth player, Dr. Danny Fortmann, the Bears' guard and field captain, received eight first place votes, but did not impress the nine committeemen sufficiently to get as much as a second team berth on his ballot...HUTSON'S FIFTH TIME: It marked the fourth successive season that Hutson has been named to the first team and the fifth time in his seven years has topped the vote among ends. Frank (Bruiser) Kinard, like his Brooklyn teammate, Perry Schwartz, end, landed on the first team for the second straight year, leading all tackles with 37 out of a possible 45 points. Scoring was based on five points for first place and four for second. At the other tackle the committee placed Wee Willie Wilkin, the 260-pound Washington Redskin. Wilkin is one of six men who made the first team for the first time. The others are Turner; Joe Kuharich, the Chicago Cardinals' signal-calling guard; Sid Luckman, whose generalship and passing have been important factors in the Bears' two consecutive championships; Isbell, the most productive passer of all time and who delivered at least one touchdown toss in every game, and McAfee. Hinkle, first team fullback three times previously in his 10 years of stardom with the Packers, beat our Clarence Manders of Brooklyn, the league's new ground gaining champion. Hinkle scored 28 points against Manders' 23 in the balloting...RIDDICK ON DEFENSE: Riddick, whose defensive play for the Packers, captured the fancy of the committee, and Dick Plasman, of the Bears, won the second team end positions over George Wilson of the Bears and James Poole of New York. At tackles on the second team the committee chose Ed Kolman, the board shouldered sophomore who took over for the Bears when Joe Stydahar, one of the all-time greats at that position, pulled up lame early in the season, and John Mellus, Giants. Riley Mathewson, the wiry archaeologist and rattlesnake tamer from Texas Mines, had impressed the committee sufficiently before he received a fractured arm in the last few minutes of Cleveland's final game to earn a clear cut claim to a second string guard position. he is flanked by William Edwards, who also played tackle and end for the Giants at various times last season...SVENDSEN BEATS HEIN: Svendsen was no opposition for Turner in the race for the first string center position, but the Green Bay giant has sufficient backing to crowd out the veteran Mel Hein, who finally came to the end of a record-breaking string of eight consecutive years on the first string. Tuffy Leemans of New York, who had been playing fullback all season, did not receive so much as a second team vote for that position, but he had the second largest number of points among quarterbacks and also received some support as a halfback.


DEC 30 (Green Bay) - Great things happened in the NFL during 1941, and Green Bay can take pride in having had a prominent part in the doings. Here are a few highlights: Signing of Elmer Layden as commissioner...Paid admissions of 1,188,616 for 55 regular games, an increase of nine percent over the record set in 1940...Establishment of better relations between the National circuit and the minor leagues...The first playoff for a divisional championship since the league was split into two seconds in 1933. The arrival of Layden, then head coach and athletic director at Notre Dame, was an important move toward bringing greater stability in the league. He set about making various reforms which both improved competition and added to the prestige of the league organization...Don Hutson, veteran Green Bay end, broke all of the scoring records, increased his amazing record for passes caught and climaxed his greatest season in football by being voted the outstanding gridder of the season, pro ball or college. Hutson's battery mate, Cecil Isbell, have the greatest exhibition of passing in football history, completing at least one touchdown pass in each of the Packers' 12 games. Pug Manders of Brooklyn won the ground gaining championship, but Green Bay's Clarke Hinkle shared the honors in this department by setting a new league all-time mark for ball carrying. Three game marks and eight team records were shattered by the champion Chicago Bears. The Packers, as a team, set a new standard for passing efficiency...Greasy Neale, in his first year at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles, turned in the outstanding coaching job, successfully teaching a rookie squad the Bears' intricate T-formation. Next to him stood Bill Edwards, who left secondary college football at Western Reserve for the major league and brought the Detroit Lions in third behind the Bears and Packers in the West...The Chicago Bears shattered record after record while roaring on to their second successive league championship. In the Western division playoff, the first time such a contest had to be staged, the Bears won over the Packers, by 33 to 14. They routed the Giants in the championship game by 37 to 9, before a mighty slim crowd of 13,341 at Wrigley field. It was a great season, an exciting and thrilling one. The war clouds are obscuring the view just at present, but except for that outlook the future is exceedingly bright.


DEC 30 (Chicago) - Because of the war, professional football may see its blazing success of 1941 flicker to a mere spark next year, but there'll always be the memory of the brilliant things that happened "the year we got into the war". The NFL really grew up to a man's status in '41. It acquired a commissioner, just like the major baseball leagues' boss, when Elmer Layden moved from Notre game to an office on Michigan blvd. in Chicago. It held its first playoff for a division championship when the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers tied for first place in the western race and fought it out for the title - with the Bears winning. It saw attendance climb to an all-time high when 1,188,616 fans attended 55 regularly scheduled games, registering a 9% increase over 1940. It saw attendance for a championship game sag to an all-time low of 13,341 on the autumnlike day December 21 when the Bears beat the eastern champion New York Giants for the league title. The great turf shaking fears of the year were done mainly by George Halas' Bears, who in the first successful title defense by a champion scattered records all over the circuit. Their defeat of Green Bay for the


western title was by 33-14 and their rout of the Giants in the championship game was by 37-9. Yet there was Don Hutson of the Packers, who broke all scoring marks and increased his record for passes caught, and Clarke Hinkle, also of Green Bay, who set a new league all-time records for ball carrying. And the season was concluded with the annual draft of senior college players. 200 boys were selected by 10 teams, but what chance they will have of playing next season was a question only the course of the war will tell. Even numerous players already in the league are due to join the nation's armed forced, and not a team hoped to return for 1942 with the same lineup it sported last season.


DEC 31 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers has gone to New Orleans to take in the New Year's day Sugar Bowl game between Missouri and Fordham and the annual East-West All-Star game Saturday afternoon. Several players drafted by the Packers and others who are considered prospects will be playing in those games, and Lambeau wishes to see them in action.


FRANCHISES FOLDING: Boston Bears (AFL) FRANCHISES CHANGING NAMES: Buffalo Tigers (AFL) replaced Buffalo Indians. New York Americans (AFL) replaced New York Yankees


Cleveland 17, Pittsburgh 14 at Akron, OH


New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Cleveland      1  0 0 1.000  17  14

Washington     0  0 0  .000   0   0 GREEN BAY      0  0 0  .000   0   0

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

Philadelphia   0  0 0  .000   0   0 Detroit        0  0 0  .000   0   0

Pittsburgh     0  1 0  .000  14  17 Chi Cards      0  0 0  .000   0   0




GREEN BAY 23, Detroit 0             A-COLUMBUS 34, Milwaukee 7


New York       1  0 0 1.000  24   0 Cleveland      1  0 0 1.000  17  14

Washington     0  0 0  .000   0   0 GREEN BAY      1  0 0 1.000  23   0

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

Philadelphia   0  1 0  .000   0  24 Chi Cards      0  0 0  .000   0   0

Pittsburgh     0  1 0  .000  14  17 Detroit        0  1 0  .000   0  23


Columbus       1  0 0 1.000  34   7 Buffalo        0  0 0  .000   0   0

New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Milwaukee      0  1 0  .000   7  34

Cincinnati     0  0 0  .000   0   0


Cleveland 10, CHICAGO CARDS 6


BROOKLYN 14, Detroit 7              Philadelphia 10, PITTSBURGH 7

Green Bay 24, Cleveland 7 at Milwaukee


New York       1  0 0 1.000  24   0 GREEN BAY      2  0 0 1.000  47   6

Brooklyn       1  0 0 1.000  14   7 Cleveland      2  1 0  .667  33  44

Philadelphia   1  1 0  .500  10  31 Chi Bears      0  0 0  .000   0   0

Washington     0  0 0  .000   0   0 Chi Cards      0  1 0  .000   6  10

Pittsburgh     0  2 0  .000  21  27 Detroit        0  2 0  .000   7  37


Columbus       1  0 0 1.000  34   7 Buffalo        0  0 0  .000   0   0

New York       0  0 0  .000   0   0 Milwaukee      0  1 0  .000   7  34

Cincinnati     0  0 0  .000   0   0


Brooklyn 24, PHILADELPHIA 13        Chicago CARDS 14, Detroit 14 (T)


Chicago Bears 25, GREEN BAY 17      New York 17, WASHINGTON 10

A-New York 10, MILWAUKEE 3


New York       2  0 0 1.000  41  10 Chi Bears      1  0 0 1.000  25  17

Brooklyn       2  0 0 1.000  38  20 Cleveland      2  1 0  .667  33  44

Philadelphia   1  2 0  .333  23  55 GREEN BAY      2  1 0  .667  64  31

Washington     0  1 0  .000  10  17 Chi Cards      0  1 1  .000  20  24

Pittsburgh     0  2 0  .000  21  27 Detroit        0  2 1  .000  21  51


Columbus       1  0 0 1.000  34   7 Buffalo        0  0 0  .000   0   0

New York       1  0 0 1.000  10   3 Milwaukee      0  2 0  .000  10  44

Cincinnati     0  0 0  .000   0   0


New York 37, PITTSBURGH 10          Chicago Bears 48, CLEVELAND 21

Green Bay 14, Chi Cards 13 at Mil   WASHINGTON 3, Brooklyn 0

A-CINCINNATI 29, Buffalo 0          A-COLUMBUS 14, New York 0


New York       3  0 0 1.000  78  20 Chi Bears      2  0 0 1.000  73  38

Brooklyn       2  1 0  .667  38  23 GREEN BAY      3  1 0  .750  78  44

Washington     1  1 0  .500  13  17 Cleveland      2  2 0  .500  54  92

Philadelphia   1  2 0  .333  23  55 Chi Cards      0  2 1  .000  33  38

Pittsburgh     0  3 0  .000  31  64 Detroit        0  2 1  .000  21  51


Columbus       2  0 0 1.000  48   7 Buffalo        0  1 0  .000   0  29

Cincinnati     1  0 0 1.000  29   0 Milwaukee      0  2 0  .000  10  44

New York       1  1 0  .500  10  17


A-New York 26, BUFFALO 7


Green Bay 30, Brooklyn 7 at Mil     NEW YORK 16, Philadelphia 0

CHICAGO BEARS 53, Chicago Cards 7   Washington 24, PITTSBURGH 20

DETROIT 17, Cleveland 7             A-New York 23, CINCINNATI 14

A-COLUMBUS 14, Milwaukee 7


New York       4  0 0 1.000  94  20 Chi Bears      3  0 0 1.000 126  45

Washington     2  1 0  .667  37  37 GREEN BAY      4  1 0  .800 108  51

Brooklyn       2  2 0  .500  45  53 Cleveland      2  3 0  .400  61 109

Philadelphia   1  3 0  .250  23  71 Detroit        1  2 1  .333  38  58

Pittsburgh     0  4 0  .000  51  88 Chi Cards      0  3 1  .000  40  91


Columbus       3  0 0 1.000  62  14 Buffalo        0  2 0  .000   7  55

New York       3  1 0  .750  59  38 Milwaukee      0  3 0  .000  17  58

Cincinnati     1  1 0  .500  43  23


A-Columbus 35, Cincinnati 6 at Akron, OH


Green Bay 17, CLEVELAND 14          NEW YORK 28, Pittsburgh 7

CHICAGO BEARS 49, Detroit 0         Chicago Cards 20, BROOKLYN 6

Washington 21, PHILADELPHIA 17      A-BUFFALO 16, Cincinnati 0

A-NEW YORK 7, Columbus 7


New York       5  0 0 1.000 122  27 Chi Bears      4  0 0 1.000 175  45

Washington     3  1 0  .750  58  54 GREEN BAY      5  1 0  .833 125  65

Brooklyn       2  3 0  .400  51  73 Cleveland      2  4 0  .333  75 126

Philadelphia   1  4 0  .200  40  92 Detroit        1  3 1  .250  38 107

Pittsburgh     0  5 0  .000  58 116 Chi Cards      1  3 1  .250  60  97


Columbus       4  0 1 1.000 104  27 Cincinnati     1  3 0  .250  49  74

New York       3  1 1  .750  66  45 Milwaukee      0  3 0  .000  17  58

Buffalo        1  2 0  .333  23  55


BROOKLYN 16, New York 13            CHICAGO BEARS 34, Pittsburgh 7

Green Bay 24, DETROIT 7             PHILADELPHIA 21, Chicago Cards 14

WASHINGTON 17, Cleveland 13         A-NEW YORK 31, Buffalo 14

A-MILWAUKEE 26, Cincinnati 6


New York       5  1 0  .833 135  43 Chi Bears      5  0 0 1.000 209  52

Washington     4  1 0  .800  75  67 GREEN BAY      6  1 0  .857 149  72

Brooklyn       3  3 0  .500  67  86 Cleveland      2  5 0  .286  88 143

Philadelphia   2  4 0  .333  61 106 Detroit        1  4 1  .200  45 131

Pittsburgh     0  6 0  .000  65 150 Chi Cards      1  4 1  .200  74 118


Columbus       4  0 1 1.000 104  27 Buffalo        1  3 0  .250  37  86

New York       4  1 1  .800  97  59 Cincinnati     1  4 0  .200  55 100

Milwaukee      1  3 0  .250  43  64


Chicago Cards 10, NEW YORK 7        Green Bay 16, CHICAGO BEARS 14

Detroit 14, CLEVELAND 0             BROOKLYN 15, Philadelphia 6

WASHINGTON 23, Pittsburgh 3         A-Milwaukee 7, NEW YORK 6

A-COLUMBUS 24, Buffalo 7


Washington     5  1 0  .833  98  70 GREEN BAY      7  1 0  .875 165  86

New York       5  2 0  .714 142  53 Chi Bears      5  1 0  .833 223  68

Brooklyn       4  3 0  .571  77  93 Detroit        2  4 1  .333  59 131

Philadelphia   2  5 0  .286  67 121 Chi Cards      2  4 1  .333  84 125

Pittsburgh     0  7 0  .000  68 173 Cleveland      2  6 0  .250  88 157


Columbus       5  0 1 1.000 128  34 Buffalo        1  4 0  .200  44 110

New York       4  2 1  .667 103  66 Cincinnati     1  4 0  .200  55 100

Milwaukee      2  3 0  .400  50  70


NEW YORK 20, Detroit 13             CHICAGO BEARS 31, Cleveland 13

BROOKLYN 13, Washington 7           PHILADELPHIA 7, Pittsburgh 7

A-BUFFALO 14, Columbus 7            A-MILWAUKEE 0, Cincinnati 0


New York       6  2 0  .750 162  66 GREEN BAY      7  1 0  .875 165  86

Washington     5  2 0  .714 105  83 Chi Bears      6  1 0  .857 254  81

Brooklyn       5  3 0  .625  90 100 Chi Cards      2  4 1  .333  84 125

Philadelphia   2  5 1  .286  74 128 Detroit        2  5 1  .286  72 151

Pittsburgh     0  7 1  .000  75 180 Cleveland      2  7 0  .222 101 188


Columbus       5  1 1  .833 135  48 Buffalo        2  4 0  .333  58 117

New York       4  2 1  .667 103  66 Cincinnati     1  4 1  .200  55 100

Milwaukee      2  3 1  .400  50  70


NEW YORK 49, Cleveland 14           GREEN BAY 17, Chicago Cards 9

PITTSBURGH 14, Brooklyn 7           CHICAGO BEARS 35, Washington 21

DETROIT 21, Philadelphia 17         A-MILWAUKEE 41, Buffalo 14

A-COLUMBUS 7, Cincinnati 7 (T)


New York       7  2 0  .778 211  80 GREEN BAY      8  1 0  .889 182  95

Washington     5  3 0  .625 126 118 Chi Bears      7  1 0  .875 289 102

Brooklyn       5  4 0  .556  97 114 Detroit        3  5 1  .375  93 168

Philadelphia   2  6 1  .250  91 149 Chi Cards      2  5 1  .286  93 142

Pittsburgh     1  7 1  .125  89 187 Cleveland      2  8 0  .200 115 237


*-Columbus     5  1 2  .833 142  55 Buffalo        2  5 0  .286  72 158

New York       4  2 1  .667 103  66 Cincinnati     1  4 2  .250  62 107

Milwaukee      3  3 1  .500  91  84 *-Clinched title


NEW YORK 20, Washington 13          Chicago Cards 7, CLEVELAND 0

Chicago Bears 24, DETROIT 7         Green Bay 54, PITTSBURGH 7

A-Milwaukee 14, BUFFALO 0


X-New York     8  2 0  .800 231  93 GREEN BAY      9  1 0  .900 236 102

Washington     5  4 0  .556 139 138 Chi Bears      8  1 0  .889 313 109

Brooklyn       5  4 0  .556  97 114 Chi Cards      3  5 1  .375 100 142

Philadelphia   2  6 1  .250  91 149 Detroit        3  6 1  .333 100 192

Pittsburgh     1  8 1  .111  96 241 Cleveland      2  9 0  .182 115 244

X-Clinched Division Title


*-Columbus     5  1 2  .714 142  55 Buffalo        2  5 0   .286  72 172


New York       4  2 1  .667 103  66 Cincinnati     1  4 2   .200  62 107

Milwaukee      4  3 1  .571 105  84 *-Clinched title


BROOKLYN 35, Pittsburgh 7           Green Bay 22, WASHINGTON 17

Chicago Bears 49, PHILADELPHIA 14   DETROIT 21, Chicago Cards 3

A-NEW YORK 13, Cincinnati 7


X-New York     8  2 0  .800 231  93 Z-GREEN BAY   10  1 0  .909 258 119

Brooklyn       6  4 0  .600 132 121 Chi Bears      9  1 0  .900 362 123

Washington     5  5 0  .500 156 160 Detroit        4  6 1  .400 121 195

Philadelphia   2  7 1  .222 105 198 Chi Cards      3  6 1  .333 103 163

Pittsburgh     1  9 1  .100 103 276 Cleveland      2  9 0  .182 115 244

X-Clinched Division Title           Z-Clinched Tie for Division Title


*-Columbus     5  1 2  .833 142  55 Buffalo        2  5 0  .286  72 172

New York       5  2 1  .667 116  73 Cincinnati     1  5 2  .167  69 120

Milwaukee      4  3 1  .571 105  84 *-Clinched title


Chicago Bears 34, CHICAGO CARDS 24  Brooklyn 21, NEW YORK 7

WASHINGTON 20, Philadelphia 14


X-New York     8  3 0  .727 238 114 Z-GREEN BAY   10  1 0  .909 258 119

Brooklyn       7  4 0  .636 153 128 Z-Chi Bears   10  1 0  .909 396 147

Washington     6  5 0  .545 176 174 Detroit        4  6 1  .400 121 195

Philadelphia   2  8 1  .200 119 218 Chi Cards      3  7 1  .300 127 197

Pittsburgh     1  9 1  .100 103 276 Cleveland      2  9 0  .182 115 244

X-Clinched Division Title           Z-Clinched Tie for Division Title

WESTERN DIVISION PLAYOFF (December 14 at Chicago - 43,425)


1941 NFL TITLE (December 21 at Chicago - 13,341)


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