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The 1942 Green Bay Packers - 8-2-1 (2ND)

Head Coach: Curly Lambeau


AUGUST (1-0)

29 at Brooklyn Dodgers                   W 21-16    1- 0-0    9,874


7  Washington Redskins at Baltimore      L  7-28    1- 1-0   55,000

13 M-WESTERN ARMY ALL-STARS              W 36-21    2- 1-0   20,000



27 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0-0)               L 28-44    0- 1-0   20,007


4  at Chicago Cardinals (2-0-0)          W 17-13    1- 1-0   24,897

11 M-DETROIT LIONS (0-3-0)               W 38- 7    2- 1-0   19,500

18 G-CLEVELAND RAMS (2-3-0)              W 45-28    3- 1-0   12,847

25 at Detroit Lions (0-5-0)              W 28- 7    4- 1-0   19,097

NOVEMBER (3-1-1)

1  G-CHICAGO CARDINALS (3-3-0)           W 55-24    5- 1-0   14,782

8  at Cleveland Rams (4-4-0)             W 30-12    6- 1-0   16,473

15 at Chicago Bears (7-0-0)              L  7-38    6- 2-0   42,787

22 at New York Giants (3-5-0)            T 21-21    6- 2-1   30,246

29 at Philadelphia Eagles (2-8-0)        W  7- 0    7- 2-1   13,700


6  M-PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-3-0)         W 24-21    8- 2-1    5,138

G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee


Don Hutson caught lightning in a bottle this season, in addition to a lot of passes. With the Packers' offense stressing the air game, Hutson set a new NFL single-season record for receptions, yards gained on receptions, touchdown passes caught, and points scored. QB Cecil Isbell set a few records himself, in yards gained passing and touchdown passes. No one in the NFL had yet learned how to cover the crafty Hutson, and Isbell rarely missed the receiver in the open. Hutson also kicked extra points for Green Bay, building up a record 138 points that went unmatched until future Packer Paul Hornung passed him in 1960. Even with this premier combination, however, the Packers were only the second-best team in the league. They lost twice all year, but unfortunately did so at the hands of the unbeaten Chicago Bears. No excuses could be offered, as even with Clarke Hinkle in the Coast Guard, youngsters Ted Fritsch, Charlie Sample and Tony Canadeo picked up the slack.


World War II claimed the lives of 23 NFL men – 21 active or former players, an ex-head coach and a team executive. Few remember Howard W. “Smiley” Johnson’s exploits on the football field. But his name holds a special place of honor at two of the nation’s most storied football programs. Johnson was a star fullback and guard at the University of Georgia from 1937 to 1939. He then spent two seasons as a guard for the Green Bay Packers before joining the Marine Corps soon after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Johnson set no records on the football field, but his name appears on the War Memorial at the University of Georgia campus and in the Packers Hall of Fame at Lambeau Field. He’s the only player in the history of the Packers who has been killed in combat. His Green Bay memorial was not created until 2006, at the urging of former Packers general manager Ron Wolf.  Johnson is one of three former NFLers killed in the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945. He was posthumously awarded a Gold Star for his actions on Iwo Jima. In fact, his concern for the welfare of his own men may 


have contributed to his death. After getting hit by a shell, Johnson directed a corpsman to help others who had also been hit. He died of his wounds while those others were being aided. According to a report on, the 28-year-old Johnson left behind a wife and a 1-year-old daughter. His wife Marie’s struggles to raise a child without a father were chronicled in the book “Roads and Crossroads.” A year earlier, Johnson earned a Silver Star for “conspicuous gallantry” during the battle for Saipan.  Johnson’s memory is honored each year as the outstanding lineman in the Peach Bowl is presented with the Smiley Johnson Award. (SOURCE:


Paul Berezney      47   T 6- 2 220         Fordham  1  1 26 11

Charley Brock      29   C 6- 1 209        Nebraska  4  4 26 11 1939 Draft-3rd

Lou Brock          16  HB 6- 0 192          Purdue  3  3 24 11 1940 Draft-3rd

Tony Canadeo        3  HB 6- 0 195         Gonzaga  2  2 23 11 1941 Draft-7th 

Joe Carter         58   E 6- 1 200             SMU  1  9 30 11 FA - Phil (1940)

Larry Craig        54   E 6- 0 205     S. Carolina  4  4 26 11 1939 Draft-6th 

Tiny Croft         75   T 6- 4 300           Ripon  1  1 21  8

Bob Flowers        35   C 6- 1 205      Texas Tech  1  1 25  

Ted Fritsch        64  FB 5-10 205   Stevens Point  1  1 21 11

Buckets Goldenberg 43   G 5-10 220       Wisconsin 10 10 30 11

Harold Hinte       15   E 6- 1 195      Pittsburgh  1  1 22  1

Don Hutson         14   E 6- 1 178         Alabama  8  8 29 11

Bob Ingalls        53   C 6- 3 200        Michigan  1  1 23 11 1942 Draft-18th 

Cecil Isbell       17  HB 6- 1 190          Purdue  5  5 27 11 1938 Draft-1st 

Harry Jacunski     48   E 6- 2 202         Fordham  4  4 26  6

Bob Kahler          8   T 6- 3 200        Nebraska  1  1 25  7

Royal Kahler       72   T 6- 3 225        Nebraska  1  2 24  9 FA-Pitt (1941)

William Kuusisto   45   G 6- 0 225       Minnesota  2  2 24

Joe Laws           24  HB 5- 9 182            Iowa  9  9 31 10

Bill Lee           40   T 6- 3 240         Alabama  6  8 30  1 FA-Brook (1937)

Russ Letlow        46   G 6- 0 220   San Francisco  7  7 28  5 1936 Draft-1st 

Joel Mason          7   E 6- 0 198     W. Michigan  1  2 29 11 FA-Cards (1939)

Earl Ohlgren       23   E 6- 0 198       Minnesota  1  1 24 

Keith Ranspot      27   E 6- 0 190             SMU  1  2 27  5 FA-Detroit (1942)

Baby Ray           44   T 6- 6 245      Vanderbilt  5  5 26 11

Ray Riddick         5   E 6- 0 220         Fordham  3  3 24  3

Chuck Sample       38  FB 5- 9 202          Toledo  1  1 22  9

Ben Starret        63   B 5-11 210 St. Mary's (CA)  1  2 24  5 FA-Pitt (1941)

John Stonebreaker  51   E 6- 3 200             USC  1  1 24  9

Pete Tinsley       21   G 5- 8 200         Georgia  5  5 29 11 1938 Draft-9th

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Andy Uram          42  HB 5-10 188       Minnesota  5  5 27 11 1938 Draft-4th 

Fred Vant Hull     18 T/G 6- 0 213       Minnesota  1  1 22 10

Dick Weisgerber    33  HB 5-10 198     Williamette  4  4 27  5

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

1942 PACKERS DRAFT (December 22, 1941)


1     9 Urban Odson          T Minnesota

2       Did not draft

3    24 Ray Frankowski       G Washington

4       Did not draft                               

5    39 Bill Green           B Iowa

6    49 Joe Krivonak         G South Carolina

7    59 Preston Johnston     B Southern Methodist

8    69 Joe Rogers           E Michigan

9    79 Noah Langdale        T Alabama

10   89 Gene Flick           C Minnesota

11   99 Tom Farris           B Wisconsin

12  109 Jimmy Richardson     B Marquette

13  119 Bruce Smith          B Minnesota

14  129 Bill Applegate       G South Carolina 

15  139 Jim Trimble          T Indiana  

16  149 Tom Kinkade          B Ohio State

17  159 Fred Preston         E Nebraska

18  169 Bob Ingalls          C Michigan 

19  179 George Benson        B Northwestern 

20  189 Horace (Deacon) YoungB Southern Methodist 

21  194 Henry Woronicz       E Boston College 

22  199 Woody Adams          T Texas Christian



JAN 3 (Chicago) - Unprecedented record breaking, greater attendance - and in creased prestige ushered in a new era for professional football during 1941. It becomes increasingly trite with the passing of each season to review National league activities in these superlatives, but it is a matter of record that in each of the last 11 falls professional football has contrived to progress beyond all its previous advancements. Among the developments which made 1941 the most remarkable of the league's 22 years are: (1) Signing on February 3 of Elmer Layden, head coach and athletic director at the University of Notre Dame as commissioner of professional football. (2) Total paid admissions of 1,118,616 for 55 regularly scheduled games, an increase of nine percent over the previous high of 1,063,022 established in 1940. (3) Establishment of a closer union and better understanding between the major league and its minor league contemporaries, effected by Layden in his new office as commissioner. (4) The first playoff for a divisional championship since the league was split into eastern and western sections in 1933. ​(5) Successful defense of its title by a champion of the first time since the playoff system was inaugurated in 1933. ​Signing of Layden to a five-yard contract brought the National league the administrative stability imperative to the successful operation of a five million dollar enterprise. Under his guidance the National league quickly embarked on a series of reforms which enhanced its prestige in quarters where previously there had been a tendency to scoff. Outside the executive councils, the story of professional football in 1941 was the story of the Chicago Bears, a fabulous aggregation of artists who swept through a divisional playoff and the championship contest to establish themselves as the greatest team ever assembled. After winning their championship with a 73 to 0 victory over the Washington Redskins in 1940, the Bears, assembled, owned and coached by George Halas, marched through 21 games with only one defeat, a 16 to 14 setback on November 2 suffered at the hands of the Green Bay Packers, who might rightfully have claimed to be the nation's finest unit had there been no Bears. The Bears defeated the Packers, 33 to 14, in the divisional playoff, which attracted 43,425 customers not included in the aforementioned attendance figures. The following week they defeated the New York Giants, eastern division winners, 37 to 9, in the league playoff, climaxing a season which began with a 37 to 13 triumph over the Chicago All-Stars before 98,200 in Soldiers' field. Greasy Neale, in his first year at the helm of the Philadelphia Eagles, turned in the outstanding coaching job, successfully and completely teaching a rookie squad the Bears' intricate T formation. He was followed closely by Bill Edwards, who leaped from secondary college football at Western Reserve to the major league and brought the Detroit Lions in third behind the Bears and Packers in the western division. George McAfee, of the Bears, was the back of the year, generally earning the acclaim of every qualified observer as the greatest ball carrier of all time. Marshall Goldberg of the Chicago Cardinals, was the most improved player of the year, reaching the peak of his career with a Cardinal team which could only win three games. Don Hutson, veteran Green Bay end, broke all scoring records, increased his amazing record for passes caught and climaxed his season by being voted the outstanding football player of the season, collegiate or professional. His teammate, Cecil Isbell, gave 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 Clark Hinkle of Green Bay shared the honors in this department by setting a new league all-time mark for ball carrying. The Bears with their unbelievable personnel, shattered eight team records and three game marks by setting a new standard for passing efficiency. New York's Giants returned to the championship class on the strength of a stout defense, bulwarked by seasoned veterans, and a greatly stepped up offense, provided by the outstanding group of rookies of the season. Brooklyn loomed as a powerful factor in the race by beating the Giants twice, but took lickings from less regarded opponents. Washington, which started well, bogged down under the burden of injuries to key backs. Philadelphia was exceedingly interesting, but not quite robust or experienced enough, and Pittsburgh, with its best personnel in years, was robbed by frequent changes of coaches. Cleveland, still suffering from a chronic ailment, a shortage of reserves, was riddled by the draft which took all its important rookies. Detroit, starting under a new coach, came fast at the end of the season. The Chicago Cardinals boasted their best team since 1935, but although they made it tough on everybody, they usually just managed to be nosed out in the breaks. All teams had one complaint in common. The Bears were in the league.


JAN 5 (New York) - The mighty Chicago Bears, professional football champions for two straight year, throttled a win-crazy league All-Star eleven Sunday afternoon at the Polo Grounds, 35-24, in a rough and tough battle before a meager crowd of 17,725. It was a bruising melee from start to finish, the All-Stars seeking some sort of individual revenge for the treatment handed out by George Halas's giants to their clubs during the regular season. But a five touchdown barrage, three in the first half, nullified brilliant solo performances by Slingin' Sam Baugh, Perry Schwartz and numerous other satellites of the play-for-pay circuit. So rough was the fray that Don Hutson, all-league end from Green Bay, suffered a broken rib; Frank Filchock, Washington Redskins back, was nursing two broken ribs today, and Baugh was forced to endure four stitches in his jaw. The season's football finale, also the last game for many of the stars who are eligible for service in the United States armed forces, was played for the benefit of the Naval Relief Society, with 50 percent of the gross gate of $50,609 being turned over to the fund which aids all families of navy men lost on the battlefield. Wind, mud and snow marred the contest yesterday, with thousands preferring to stay home with the temperatures well below freezing. The Bears' second quarter drive in which they scored three touchdowns, typical of their parade to the league title, gave them a 21-3 advantage at the half but they needed every bit of it as the All-Stars struck back on the arm of Baugh. Baugh's heaves, one to Perry Schwartz of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the other to Bill Dewell of the Chicago Cardinals, gave the All-Stars two quick touchdowns in the third period. But when one of Baugh's aerials settled in Dewell's arm and Ward Cuff added the second of his three successful conversions, the Bears led only 21-17. The champions were not long, however, in showing why they are kings of football. Just before the period ended, Sid Luckman caught Ray McLean in payoff territory and Bob Snyder's conversion gave the Bears a 28-17 margin going into the final session. They kept right on traveling until Young Bussey passed to lanky Ken Kavanaugh midway of the final quarter for their fifth touchdown. The minutes were ticking away when Baugh again connected with Schwartz on the 6-yard line and the Dodger end wiggled across for the final score. The field conditions were far from favorable for play, and the fans shivered in the stands. The champions, rolling to 13 first downs, drove on the ground for 125 yards and through the air for 156 more. The All-Stars piled up 17 first downs,  gained 94 yards rushing and 161 in the air, chiefly because of Baugh's deadly aim.


JAN 10 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer football management has received word from Lee McLaughlin, first year tackle of the squad this year that he had passed examinations for service with the U.S. Navy. His home is at Richmond, Va. He played college football at the University of Virginia. Another

tackle, Charles Schultz, was rejected from army service because of high blood pressure.


JAN 15 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packer management received word today that Harold Van Every, star halfback on the local pro football club, had enlisted in the army air corps. He will report at Baker field in California Saturday.


JAN 17 (Green Bay) - Eddie Kotal, pepper-box halfback of the Green Bay Packers for the five seasons between 1925 and 1929, will return to Green Bay next fall as an assistant Packer coach. Announcement of Kotal's appointment was made today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Negotiations covered a period of several weeks, and final agreement was reached after Kotal completed arrangements to leave Central State Teachers college at Stevens Point where he has been athletic director for 11 years. Kotal will direct his Packer efforts toward backfield development with special emphasis on the offense. His work will not affect the status of Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith, whose energies are concentrated on line play. They both will set under the direct supervision of Lambeau. Eddie is well remembered by Packer fans of 15 years ago. He wound up his playing career with the great team of 1929 - the ironman outfit that brought Green Bay its first National league championship. That season the Packers shut out the Chicago Bears three times, and Kotal was instrumental in each of the victories - especially the 25 to 0 win which clinched the title in the last game of the season...LAMBEAU PRAISES SPIRIT: Injuries kept the spirited spirit merchant out of the memorable clash with the Giants at New York that year. The Packers won, 20 to 6, and Eddie's role was strictly that of a sideline spectator. Nevertheless, in speaking of the occasion, Coach Lambeau has remarked: "Eddie was confined to the bench, but within these limits he 'gave out' as much as anybody on the squad. Eddie has the spirit it takes to win, and those about him became infected with much of the same quality." Kotal carried that same will to win into coaching. He left the Packers in 1930 and that fall returned to Lawrence college, his alms mater, to become head football coach. (Eddie was an all-around athletic star at Lawrence prior to joining the Packers in the fall of 1925.) At that time, athletics at Central State Teachers college were in the doldrums, and the athletic committee was shopping for an athletic director. The job was offered to Eddie after the close of Lawrence's football season, and the former Packer took over the reins at the Teachers college in December 1930...IMPRESSIVE COLLEGE RECORD: His record at Stevens Point has been highly impressive. In 1933, 1934 and 1936 his football teams were State Teachers conference champions. The 1933 team was undefeated, and tied only once. Always high in the conference standings, Kotal never engaged soft opponents for his non-conference games just to make the record look good. In recent year his foes outside the league have included such small college teams as DeKalb (Ill.) Normal, St. Norbert, Bradley Tech, Illinois Wesleyan and the Mankato Teachers, Minnesota conference champions. Kotal's appetite for victories extended onto the basketball court where the Pointers were conference winners four times under his tutelage. During the season of 1932-33, Central was undefeated in 18 starts. The Pointers' victims included the University of Wisconsin. Other pennants were won in 1934-35, with 17 victories and 2 defeats; 1935-36, when they were undefeated in 15 starts; and 1936-37, when 13 victories were gained and four games were lost...INTRODUCES BOXING, TRACK: The sports of boxing and track were introduced at Central by Kotal. Again the will to win predominated. Two marks made by his charges still are conference records, despite the bad weather that hampered track activity at Central in recent years. In his five years of Packer play Eddie made 10 touchdowns. In addition to being a fast breakaway runner on rushing plays, and a shifty man in an open field, he was a good forward passer and an excellent pass receiver. His playing weight was something over 170 pounds - but never much more than that. But in courage and determination he made up for what he lacked in stature and weight, and his playing days were marked by the spectacular. Never asking any quarter from huskier brutes, Eddie played without a headguard and a minimum of other pads. In respect to the latter, he streamlined his armor as much as possible to conserve his speed...HATES TO LOSE: Kotal hates to lose, but he does not find fault with his boys when things go wrong. "If things don't click the way I planned, I always figure that in some way I have been to blame. Perhaps the wrong man has been given a certain assignment or something was not made clear before the contest. I hate to lose, both for the kids and because I consider it a personal reflection upon my work," Eddie said in his last visit to Green Bay. "Besides, I like to win. When I reach the point where I don't care, I'll quit coaching." He added that he has no intention of quitting. Word from Stevens Point indicates how keenly the Teachers college feels its loss. The rise in athletics under Kotal was so pronounced that it stimulated the male enrollment at the school considerably. Nor was the increase a momentary boom. Once it rose with Eddie handling athletics, it remained up there. Kotal is married and the father of two children. He plans to move his family to Green Bay sometime next summer, even though he is on the summer school faculty at Central State. His work with the Packers will start Aug. 1.


JAN 20 (Green Bay) - Word was received here that Eddie Jankowski, former University of Wisconsin fullback and member of the Green Bay Packers, had applied for entrance in the U.S. Navy.



JAN 21 (Chicago) - The long, limber arm, which throughout his collegiate career had to be chained to his side to have it from injury, brought the the forward passing title of the world to Cecil Isbell in 1941. Official NFL statistics revealed today give the lanky Green Bay Packer first place over Sammy Baugh of Washington, fellow Texan and defending champion. Baugh finished second, with Sid Luckman, the Chicago Bears' quarterback, third. Isbell led the league in passes attempted, passes completed, yards gained and touchdown passes, setting new records in the last two departments during a season which saw the aerial game reach a new high in professional football with 44.3 percent completions for 100 touchdowns. Sixty-five men, a record number, attempted passes during the 55 regularly scheduled games. Passes were completed by 42 men and 35 of these, another record total, tossed touchdown passes...TOUCHDOWN EVERY GAME: Isbell's amazing achievement of throwing at least one touchdown pass in every regularly scheduled game was unprecedented in league annals and his total of 15 for the season bettered by three the mark set by Baugh in 1940. Baugh connected for touchdowns on 10 attempts. He was followed closely by Luckman, who has nine touchdown passes. Only 11 of Isbell's 206 attempts were intercepted, but Baugh, who threw less passes, had 19 intercepted, as did Parker Hall of Cleveland. Isbell gained the championship on a record of 117 completions in 206 attempts for a total of 1,479 yards. His total gain surpassed by 112 yards the former record for one season, set by Baugh in 1940...A VETERAN'S PROVINCE: Further evidence that National league stardom is a veteran's province is revealed in the fact that only three rookies earned ratings within the first 15. Two of these were Chicago Cardinals - Ray Mallouf, of Southern Methodist, whose 80-yard pass to John Hall for a score against Green Bay on Oct. 10 was the longest completed effort of the season, and the casual John Clement, also of Southern Methodist. Mallouf wound up sixth with 48 passes completed in 96 attempts and Clement eights with 48 out of 100. Dean Adams, Brooklyn's promising triple threat back from the University of Washington, compiled a record of 12 out of 27 and two touchdowns to finish 11th. Among the leaders Luckman, operating from the Bears' famous T formation, had the best average, connecting with 68 of 119 attempts for a mark of .571. Isbell's average was .568 and Baugh's .549.


JAN 22 (Cleveland) - Two NFL players were among 65 men accepted as physical instructors during Lieutenant Commander Gene Tunney's two day stay here. The pro gridders were Steve Andrejco, former Ohio State football captain who played the last two seasons with the Washington Redskins, and Gus Zarnas, Ohio State guard recently with the Green Bay Packers.



JAN 24 (Green Bay) - Despite the sacrifices that must be made because this country is at war, Coach E.L. Lambeau is confident of fielding a strong Green Bay Packer team for next fall's campaign in the NFL. And this, you may be sure, is no task to be left for a rainy day. Some of last year's players will be available, doing their bit by paying taxes, buying bonds and contribution to the Red Cross. Others, however, will be in the armed forces. BOB ADKINS, back: Drafted by the army last October. He left before the season ended, but was permitted to play in several of the late games by getting weekend leave. CHARLES BROCK, back: Classified 3A, being married and the father of a son. He is operating a welding business in Green Bay. TONY CANADEO, back: Has received no classification so far, but expects 3A due to the dependency of his widowed mother and two younger brothers in Chicago. LARRY CRAIG, end: Has not heard anything from his draft board. He expects to be here for the 1942 season. Although he didn't say so in his letter, he is likely to be deferred as the operator of a farm. ED FRUTIG, end: Stationed at the Naval Reserve aviation base in Glenview, Ill., You can count him out. BUCKETS GOLDENBERG, guard: Classified 3A., being married and the father of a son. He operates an insurance and finance business in Green Bay, and has an interest in the Packer Playdium a bowling establishment, in Green Bay. DON HUTSON, end: Classified 3A, married and the father of a daughter. As a resigned reserve officer, however, his status can be considered doubtful. He is manager of the Packer Playdium, being associated in business with Goldenberg. EDDIE JANKOWSKI, back: Enlisted in the physical training branch of the arm. BILL JOHNSON, end: Enlisted in the naval air corps, but will not be called until Jan. 29 to report for training at the old Chamberlain field in Minneapolis. RUSS LETLOW, guard: Classified 3A. He is in the Milwaukee office of the Atlas Truck Lines at the present time. LEE MCLAUGHLIN, tackle: A naval reserve volunteer, and reported this week for the training course at the University of Northwestern. ERNIE PANNELL, tackle: Classified 3A, being married. He will return to Texas A. and M. for next , but has applied for an appointment by the navy as a physical education instructor. CHARLES SCHULTZ, tackle: Has a physical deferment, and expects to return next fall. BUFORD (BABY) RAY, tackle: Classified 3A, being married and the father of a son. He is still operating his liquor store down in Nashville. GEORGE SVENDSEN, center: Classified 3A, and will be back unless the navy takes him because of his experience in physical education. He will complete his work for his master's degree at Minnesota in March. HAL VAN EVERY, back: Enlisted in the naval air corps.



JAN 24 (Wausau) - Football players should make good soldiers, because fundamentally football and war have many tactical maneuvers in common, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers told 60 Wausau High school athletes and more than 200 interested parents and friends here Friday evening. The occasion was the annual Victory banquet given by the Drug Store Coaches association for the high school players in all branches of athletics. Last year in Wisconsin Valley conference competition the Wausau teams won five out of a possible seven championships. The football team has carried off the title four out of the past five seasons. Coach Lambeau asserted that because of its value in training, activity in football should be expanded rather than curtailed during the war. He recalled a recent conversation with Grantland Rice, notable sports columnist and commentator, who suggested that while now from 2,000,000 to 2,500,00 men and boys are participating in the gridiron sport, that number should be doubled next fall. Speaking of the recent Packer season, the Green Bay mentor said that despite 10 victories and only one loss in the regular season, "we are not satisfied." "The final playoff defeat by the Bears spoiled it all," he declared. While he did not go into detail, Lambeau explained that a dozen psychological factors were among the reasons for the Packer loss. He added that if half of them were eliminated, the outcome might have been different. Nevertheless, he made it clear that he did not want to take anything away from the Bears. "We were off that day, and they were the better team," he stated. It was pointed out that other alert coaches have watched George Halas build for years toward the powerful machine that captured all gridiron honors last fall. Dwelling on the Halas monopoly of drafted players, Lambeau told his listeners that an attempt was made to curb the Bear manipulation four years ago at New York. A proposal was made then that the first two players selected by each team should have to play with that particular team if he participated in the league at all. Halas and the managements of the Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Cardinal clubs stood pat in their opposition, and nothing was accomplished. However, Lambeau said, they realized their mistake in 1940 when the Bears rolled over the Redskins by 73 to 0 at Washington. On the following day the rule was unanimously adopted by the league. Using just three player as examples of how Halas has built the Bears, Lambeau pointed out that Sid Luckman was originally a Pittsburgh draftee, as was Norm Standlee, while George McAfee was selected by Philadelphia...PACKERS BUILDING, TOO: "But that is enough for 1941," he stated. "We, too, are building. Naturally, we will lose many men who are going into the armed forces, but we are combing the country for material and I can promise a representative Packer team for next fall. Outside of the 20 men on our league draft list, we have 60 fine college prospects in mind,. Of these we estimate that about 40 will be lost to the army and navy. But the remaining 20, plus the men on our list and our veterans, should give us a fine squad."


JAN 25 (Madison) - Suit against Richard P. "Red" Smith, Green Bay, a Wisconsin sports figure, for $1,107.22 for materials and supplies he allegedly received while operating a filling station here from 1933 to 1935 was filed in circuit court today by the Pennsylvania Oil Co. Smith now is line coach of the Green Bay Packers and manager of the Green Bay Bluejays baseball team. He was assistant coach under Dr. Clarence Spears at the University of Wisconsin and also played with the Madison Blues baseball team.


JAN 29 (Madison) - Two University of Wisconsin football players, who completed their collegiate careers last fall, conferred with Coach E.L. "Curly" Lambeau of the Green Bay Packer at luncheon in the Loraine hotel this noon. They were Tom Farris, quarterback elected honorary captain at the end of the season, and Don Miller, who played both left and right halfback. Atty. Gerald Clifford, Green Bay, a director of the Packer corporation, also attended the conference. Farris was chosen by the Packers in the National Professional league draft, a system whereby professional teams gain exclusive rights to bargain for services of top-ranking college football stars.


FEB 3 (Faribault, MN) - Bruce Smith, University of Minnesota All-American football player and football's "Player of the Year", has applied for enlistment in the United States Navy. He was drafted last December by the Green Bay Packers. Smith has been granted a 15-day stay by his county draft board, to complete formalities of enlistment. He was in Chicago Monday making arrangements for his entrance into the service. Smith is to undergo an operation Wednesday on the knee which troubled him during the football season.


FEB 4 (Green Bay) - Henceforth, the city council voted Tuesday night, citizens will be permitted to purchase liquor at a bar above street level. The council amended an ordinance prohibiting issuance of liquor licenses to such establishments following presentation by Don Hutson, Packer football star, of a petition with 1,000 signatures favoring the amendment. Civic groups opposed the change. The revised ordinance permits issuance of a liquor license only to that portion of the premise on street level, except in the case of bowling alleys having not less than five alleys on the second floor, hotels and clubs. Hutson's Packer Playdium, an $80,000 structure, has a bar and 10 bowling alleys on each of its two floors. Buckets Goldenberg, another Packer veteran is Hutson's partner.



FEB 11 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, the Green Bay Packers' sensational pass receiver, today was acknowledged officially as the NFL's most valuable player for 1941. The honor, which carries with it the Joe F. Carr trophy, was bestowed upon the veteran end by a committee of nine newspapermen. Hutson received six of the nine first place votes, according to George Strickler, the National league's director of public relations. Hutson became the fourth man to receive the trophy. Mel Hein, New York center, won the award in 1938. The next year Parker Hall of Cleveland, a rookie, was selected. IN 1940 Ace Parker of Brooklyn was named. Also gratifying to Green Bay fans was the recognition given Cecil Isbll, Hutson's batterymate and a star halfback in his own right. Isbell received two of the first place votes, while the ninth went to Sid Luckman, the dangerous quarterback of the Chicago Bears. Although he did not receive a first place vote, Danny Fortmann, the man who tackled the Bears into a championship in 1940, finished next to Hutson with 16 points on the basis of four points for each second place vote...OTHERS GIVEN VOTES: Other players receiving votes, although none of them for first places, were Pug Manders, Brooklyn fullback and the 1941 ground gaining champion; Norm Standlee, the Bears' rookie fullback; Frank Kinard, veteran Brooklyn tackle; and Sammy Baugh, Washington's passing ace and the league's punting champion. Hutson became a Green Bay hero on the very first play of his professional career, back in 1935. He startled and thrilled a City stadium crowd by catching an 87-yard pass from Arnold Herber to defeat the Chicago Bears, 7 to 0. Ever since then Hutson has been in the National league spotlight. Opposing coaches soon came to consider him so dangerous that they rarely attempted to cover him with less than two men. It is said that the Bears frequently have entered Green Bay games with 12 defenses designed expressly for Hutson. In the Western division playoff last December, they assigned three men to him. So Hal Van Every, Green Bay's right halfback, fell in behind the Bear trio chasing Hutson and took a pass for the touchdown which gave the Packers a seven-point lead in the early minutes of the game. Against Washington in the last game on Green Bay's regular schedule in 1941, Hutson gave an even more emphatic demonstration on his right to the Carr trophy...SCORES ANOTHER TRIUMPH: The Packers entered the second half beaten 17 to 0 in a game which meant the difference between a chance at the championship and being an also-ran. Hutson, although covered by two men, made miraculous catches of three passes from Isbell for another Packer triumph. Generally recognized as the most feared man in football, the fleet end has shattered more records than any other player past or present. Last year, in leading the Packers in a successful fight to prevent the Bears from running the league their own way, he broke five marks for scoring and pass receiving, bettered two which he already held, and tied three others. An 11th, which he set in 1939, went unchallenged. The five records broken in 1941 include: 1. Most touchdowns in any player's professional career - 57. 2. Most touchdowns in one season - 12. (This was later tied by George McAfee of the Bears.) 3. Most touchdowns on passes in one season - 10. 4. Most points in one season - 98. 5. Most points in an player's career - 389...TIES THREE RECORDS: Hutson tied these three records in 1941. 1. Most touchdowns in one game - 3, in the Washington game. (The best previous performances were by Hutson against Cleveland, once in 1937 and twice in 1938, and by Andy Farkas of Washington against Cleveland in 1938 and against Brooklyn in 1939.) 2. Most touchdown passes caught in one game - 3, in the Washington game. (Hutson turned the trick three times previously, once against Cleveland in 1937 and twice against Cleveland in 1938. Others to equal the mark were Joe Carter of Philadelphia, against Cincinnati in 1934; Bill Karr of the Bears, against Detroit in 1935; Les McDonald of the Bears, against the Cardinals in 1937; and Gaynell Tinsley of the Cardinals, against Washington in 1937.) 3. Most passes caught in one season - 58. (Don Looney of Philadelphia set the record in 1940. The next best performance was 45 passes by Hutson in 1940.)...IMPROVES TWO MARKS: The two records improved by Hutson in 1941 were: 1. Most passes caught in any player's career - increased to 262. 2. Most yards gained on passes - increased to 4,296. In addition, Hutson holds the record for most yards gained on passes in one season, set in 1939 when he received aerials for a total advance of 849 yards. This record was not threatened last season.


FEB 11 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson - and this ought to startle you - almost didn't become a football player. That's something to think about today, just as we get the announcement that he has been voted the most valuable player in the NFL for the 1941 season. You see, Don played only basketball and baseball during his first three years in high school at Pine Bluff, Ark. He never gave football any real consideration, thinking he was too small for such a tough, bruising sport, and not caring much about the game, anyway. Three years went by. Young Don was about to return to high school as a senior, and as yet there was not even a hint that some day the sports fans of a great nation would become amazed at his gridiron achievements. But fate, ever a factor in man's destiny, smiled upon this youth. Across the street from the Hutson's home in Pine Bluff lived the Seawells. Bob Seawell (pronounced Soo-ell) was Don's buddy. And Bob was a star fullback on the Pine Bluff High school football team...BOB WON'T TAKE 'NO' FOR ANSWER: "Bob was a fellow who really loved football," Green Bay's sensational pass-clutching end told me. "He figured I should be playing, too, and he worked on me so hard all during the summer before my senior year that I finally gave in. Well, I reported that fall, more to satisfy Bob than anything else. I only weighed about a hundred and fifty pounds, and I never expected to amount to anything." Don soon discovered that football was everything that Bob Seawell, his buddy, claimed it was. About a few weeks he was as enthusiastic as any player on the squad. He played all that season, and earned a letter as a member of the varsity. By that time Hutson was willing enough, but he still was not on the road toward becoming a great football star. But fate, again in the person of Bob Seawell, smiled once more. The University of Alabama was on the hunt for gridiron material, and the scouts brought word from Pine Bluff that there was a likely halfback prospect in a husky, young fellow called Bob Seawell. No mention at all about the slight, thin-legged Don Hutson...'BAMA NOT INTERESTED IN HUTSON: "They came around to talk to Bob," Hutson related. "They seemed right anxious to have him, so he held off and said he wanted a little more time to make up his mind just where he was going to go to college. Finally Bob said he would go to Alabama if they took his chum Don Hutson, too. But they didn't want me, they only wanted Bob. They didn't think I would be much good on a big, tough team like they had at Alabama. Bob wouldn't give in, though. He said they'd have to take his buddy or they wouldn't get any Bob Seawell to play on their team. So finally they took me." The rest of the story as it concerns Hutson is well known, but what happened to Don's buddy? Well, Bob Seawell played football two years, and then quit school to take a job with the Pennsylvania state patrol. The football world has all but forgotten him, but Don Hutson hasn't. At Pine Bluff High school Don won letters four times in basketball and baseball. At Alabama he took up track in addition to football. As a trackman he did all right, too. His best time in the 100-yard dash was 9.7 seconds, and he sprinted the 220 in 21.3 seconds. Those thrilling dashes he has been making on the gridiron are partly the result of that training on the cinder path. Don played in the Rose Bowl game in 1934, scoring two touchdowns and greatly aiding Alabama to its 29 to 13 victory. It was there that Coach Curly Lambeau became really interested in the speedy end...KELLY, LAMBEAU IN BIDDING DUEL: The story of how Don came to Green Bay has been told before, but it's still interesting. Shipwreck Kelly, who ran the Brooklyn club in the National league, was after Don, too, and all that winter Don had Kelly and Lambeau bidding against each other. That was before the league had its draft rule, you remember. Don had promised Shipwreck that he would go to Brooklyn if he didn't get a better offer from some other club. Both kept the transcontinental wires burning that winter while one outbid the other. Don was spending the winter in California. Then one day Don got what he considered a reasonable offer from Lambeau. He immediately notified Shipwreck, but Don didn't hear from him so he signed Lambeau's papers. He no longer had the contract in the mail when Shipwreck arrived in person. He'd not bothered to wire or telephone, but had come in his plane instead - too late! Hutson gained two important items at the University of Alabama in addition to an education in football - a major in general business and a wife...BUSINESS TRAINING COMES HAND: The business training is coming in handy now, since Don has become manager of Green Bay's streamlined bowling establishment, Don Hutson's Packer Playdium. He knew he wouldn't be playing football forever, so he was dead serious about attending classes. It was not until he made a start in professional football that Don invaded the state of matrimony, but when he did it was with the attractive southern belle he met on the Alabama campus. She is a native of Fayette, Ala. Don declares he likes Green Bay and you can be certain he really means it. He has bought a home here and, southern drawl and all, has gone into business. What further proof could you want? He's philosophical about the life of an athlete. "I know I can't go right on playing; I've got to quit sometime. I'm not so young anymore. They talk about Buckets Goldenberg and Clarke Hinkle being veterans, but what about me? I've played pro ball for seven years, yet fans still seem to think I'm just beginning. Believe me, seven years is a long time in this business."...VOTED FIFTH GREATEST ATHLETE: Last Dec. 17 Hutson broke into the nation's sports headlines when he was voted the year's fifth greatest athlete in the annual Associated Press poll. Ahead of him in the voting were baseball players Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, boxer Joe Louis and golfer Craig Wood. Hutson's fifth place in that nationwide survey of leading personalities in all athletics was regarded as a great testimonial. He not only outranked all college football players, but he also became the first professional gridder to place anywhere near the top.


FEB 14 (Green Bay) -  Clarence Herndon, 210-pound lineman from Nebraska, affixed his name to a Green Bay Packers contract this week to become the first football player signed by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau this year. Coach Lambeau contacted the Cornhusker star at Lincoln, Neb., while on his way to the west coast. Herndon stands one inch over six feet. Although he was a varsity tackle at Nebraska for three seasons, Lambeau has indicated that he probably will be used at guard here. Charles Brock, veteran Packer center who saw Herndon perform as a Nebraska high school star and later as a freshman at the state university, recommended him as an outstanding pro prospect...MARRIED FIVE YEARS: Because Herndon has been married for five years, his service classification is 3A, so it is unlikely that he will be called into the army at this time. Cited as one of the best Nebraska linemen during his sophomore and junior years, he was used only sparingly last season because of a shoulder injury. The injury is reported to be entirely mended now. In the 1941 Football Annual, Frederick Ware had this to say for him: "Lean, mean and 60-minute lasting is right tackle Clarence Herndon. As a sophomore he discovered that life was most joyous where the battling was fiercest, and he has made it a point to be there ever since. He begins his senior year with the finesse that makes good tackles great."...PLAYED AGAINST BROCK: Herndon remained out of college for three years after completing his high school course at Grand Island, Neb. While at Grand Island he played against Brock, who was then starring for Columbus, Neb., High. Both Herndon and Brock were named to the All-State interscholastic elevens, and while the latter went right on at Nebraska, Herndon married and worked in California for three year. He now is 25 years of age. Despite his injury, Herndon was picked on the all-Big Six team and several other honor squads after the completion of last season. He was not selected in the National league draft. On his trip, Coach Lambeau also conferred with William Green, Iowa back, and George Benson, Northwestern back. Both showed an interest in playing with the Packers, but at present are looking to naval aviation careers. Green, just 21, has received a deferment until graduation and reported that he looks forward to playing with Green Bay after the war. Benson expressed similar views...THIRD IN DRAFT: Green was third on the Packer draft list. He is six feet one, weighs 185 pounds, and was considered one of the best running fullbacks in the Western conference last fall. Benson, picked 17th by the Packer coach in the league draw, is the same height, three pounds heavier, and 22 years old. From Lincoln, Lambeau went to Tulsa, and then to Dallas, from where he drove on to Los Angeles. He will continue his scouting of prospective players for about a month going to New York for the National league meeting which is scheduled for late in March.


FEB 19 (Chicago) - Ray Flaherty, coach of the Washington Redskins, today was named to the rules committee of the NFL by Commissioner Elmer Layden. Flaherty will serve with George Halas, Chicago Bears; Steve Owen, New York Giants; Curly Lambeau, Green Bay Packers, and Bert Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers, all holdovers.


FEB 17 (Green Bay) - FARIS WOULD TURN TABLES ON BEARS: The Chicago Bears have been accused of resorting to all sorts of strategy in order to win football games, so Packer fans ought to be interested in the suggestion made to Coach Curly Lambeau by Tom Farris. "I've never been on a winning team," the University of Wisconsin back told Lambeau, "so maybe I'm a jinx. How about making a deal to get me on the Chicago Bears?" Chances are, however, that Farris will be with the Packers if he plays football at all. Ninth on Green Bay's league draft list, Farris was eager to reach terms when Lambeau talked to him recently. It's not likely to take much more talking before they get together. Farris is a native of Chicago. He is five feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 188 pounds, and is 21 years old. He's married, too, so it may be some time before Uncle Sam will want him for military service...LAMBEAU SEES GOOD PRO GRID YEAR: Although professional football will be pinched by the war effort, Packer coach Curly Lambeau feels certain that the National league will be in full operation next fall. Stopping off at Lincoln, Neb., on his trip south and west, Lambeau told Hollis Limprecht, a newspaper sports columnist: "The high percentage of married men among pro football players insures our continuing next fall. I should guess each club in the National league will lose from eight to ten men out of last year's squad of 33. The big difficulty comes in lining up new players. About 90 percent of the boys I contact are already signed up for a better team than pro football will ever turn out. However, many university graduates will have time for a season of pro ball before being called into service.



FEB 21 (Green Bay) - Ted Fritsch, Stevens Point State Teachers college backfield star, has signed a contract to play with the Green Bay Packers next fall, it was announced by club officials today. Coach Curly Lambeau, who is on the west coast at the present time, contacted Fritsch for the first time several weeks ago. The Stevens Point gridder is the second to join the squad...LEARNED FROM KOTAL: Fritsch played basketball and baseball at Spencer, Wis., his hometown, but when he went to Stevens Point he accepted Coach Eddie Kotal's invitation to turn out for the football team. Kotal, who recently resigned as athletic director at the teachers college to become the Packer backfield coach, recommended Fritsch to Coach Lambeau. Standing five feet, 11 inches, and weighing 210 pounds, Fritsch is an ideal physical specimen. He played four years of varsity football at Stevens Point, alternating between fullback and halfback. He has ample speed, despite his weight, Kotal reported. The past two seasons Fritsch won recognition as the unanimous choice for fullback on the All-Teachers College conference eleven...AN EXCELLENT KICKER: Besides being a fine runner and blocker, Fritsch is an excellent kicker an a better passer than average. He did all the placekicking, including the kickoff, while at Stevens Point. In addition to playing football Fritsch became a star in basketball. He is playing his fourth year on the varsity this winter. During summer months he played baseball, and had tryouts with Wausau and Duluth of the Northern league as a catcher. Coach Kotal believes Fritsch will go good work with the Packers - if the army doesn't select him for a more important game. He turned 21 last October 31, and registered for the draft Monday. He is unmarried.



FEB 24 (Green Bay) - Gene Flick, University of Minnesota football star, will not play with the Green Bay Packers next fall, it was indicated today. Packer officials learned that Flick, who was their eighth choice in the NFL draft, has signed to coach football at Red Wing, Minn., high school. He played center for the Gophers.


FEB 27 (Hanover, NH) - Ray Riddick, formerly with the Green Bay Packers, has joined the Dartmouth college coaching staff, it was announced Thursday by Geormond  (Tuss) McLaughery, head football coach of the Big Green. Riddick, who will take over the job of end coach at the start of spring practice, was graduated from Fordham university in 1940 and has been with the Green Bay professional team for the last two seasons.


MAR 18 (Green Bay) - CURLY LAMBEAU WILL BE BACK SOON: Football fans and others who have noticed his absence can expect Coach Curly Lambeau back in town about April 1. He is breaking camp in California, where he has been for several weeks on business and pleasure, and will hustle along to New York City for the NFL meeting at the Hotel Commodore March 26 to 28. Being a member of the rules committee, he also will attend the session of that important body March 25. So along about the first of next month Curly will be home again. He'll plunge right back into his work of lining up players for the 1942 campaign, a task made more difficult than ever this year because of the war. That mid-winter trip is bound to show some results, of course, since  he interviewed dozens of prospects. Curly has promised several times lately that he will have a strong team despite the war. The squad may not be quite as good as he might want it to be, but the others clubs - including the Chicago Bears - are in the same position...PACKER MEN ARE GOING OFF TO WAR: The Packers are supplying their full share of manpower for the war. One of the latest to go is Carl Mulleneaux, the Utah State end who did excellent work in the Green Bay line last fall. He left this week for service with the navy. Charles Schultz, veteran tackle from Minnesota, has applied for appointment as an ensign in the navy. It seemed that he might be deferred because of a leg injury, but he went after the appointment anyway, and it looks as if he will be inducted soon. Many fans saw great possibilities in Alex Urban last fall, but the rookie end from the University of South Carolina will be in a more vital game when the football season rolls around again. He is an army private at Fort Bragg, N.C., and wrote Coach Curly Lambeau that "I'm sorry I won't be back next season, but after all this mess and if I am able I would like to play football for you again." Because of his weight, which amounts to 220 pounds, Tom Greenfield, veteran Packer center, is in a mechanized unit at Fort Riley, Kan. He held a reserve lieutenant's commission in the cavalry, but his appointment to active duty in that branch was held up because of his heft. Pete Tinsley, who has been playing guard for the Packers, was tentatively rejected by the navy because of something being wrong with his hearing. He hopes, however, to have this deficiency correct by surgical or medical treatment.



MAR 25 (New York) - The owners and coaches of the NFL will meet tomorrow in a three day session to consider a wartime program for their sport. While there is no reason now to believe that professional football cannot continue this fall on the same high note with which the season ended in December when the Chicago Bears successfully defended their championship, this all-important gathering will play plans for the duration. In a prelude to the league's meetings, the rules committee was called to order this morning by George Halas, owner-coach of the Bears, to discuss changes in the playing code. In the afternoon the committee met with all coaches in discussion of further alteration of the rules that have pioneered advances in recent years plainly adopted for spectator appeal. The points of contention involved permission to the defensive team to run with fumbled lateraled passes that have struck the ground (the defense can run with a fumbled lateral caught in the air), and relaxation of the substitution rules. The arguments will be carried over to the owners' meeting, since all changed must be approved by them. Halas led the opposition against changing the fumbled lateral rule and he was supported by Greasy Neale, coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, who also uses the "T" formation. In the coaches' meeting these men were supported by Bert Bell of Philadelphia and Curly Lambeau of Green Bay, who also are members of the rules committee. The other members of the rules committee in addition to Halas, Bell and Lambeau, are Steve Owen of New York and Ray Flaherty of Washington. Bell and Lambeau were against the rule on the theory it would discourage the offense and they also did not want to discourage use of the T formation, which they regards as a major contribution to professional football. The rules committee was unanimously against free substitution. It did agree that there could be some relaxation of the present rule which permits two players to return to the game in the last two minutes of the fourth period. Suggestions were to permit two men to return in any quarter and to permit all men to return once in each quarter. Opposition to these proposals was led by Jimmy Conzelman of the Chicago Cardinals who said that teams having strong passing combinations like Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson of Green Bay, or Sammy Baugh and the Redskin receivers would be given additional advantage. The committee and coaches were agreed the field judge shall hold the watch on limitation of 30 seconds for putting the ball into play. The umpire will continue to time the game, however. They will recommend to the owners that prizes, possibly the cost of a football, will be posted in all parks for return of balls kicked into the stands. This will conserve equipment during the emergency. The prize will be paid by the owners to a designated charity, but the retriever of the ball will not benefit. The owners will determine the player limit, which is now 33, but the rule committee will suggest that the number be reduced to 27 men. The change will be suggested for equality of competition during the emergency since some squads may not be able to reach the higher figure. In the future no ball game can end on a double foul. There must be one more play. The present rule, of course, calls for one more play when there is one foul. Artificial kicking toes will be ruled out. Box toes, or special contraptions worn throughout the game, will be permitted. The deliberate kickoff out of bounds, at the end of each half, designed to prevent the receiving team from participating in that play (example: Bears kicked off out of bounds against Cleveland with a second to play to prevent possible runback) will be prohibited. The rules committee also clarified the forward point of progress of a runner for position of the ball by adding the word "restrained" to rule that now reads "in the grasp of an opponent or so held as to be unable to advance". Dr. John Sutherland, coach of the Brooklyn Dodgers, has had no word from the Navy in regard to his application for a commission. Sutherland said he had applied several months ago. Under the circumstances, he anticipated coaching Brooklyn this fall. Elmer Layden, commissioner of the league, arrived in New York this morning from Washington where he conferred yesterday with officials of the administration. He had no statement to make.


MAR 26 (New York) - Determined to adhere as closely as possible to a "business as usual" policy, the National Pro Football league opened its annual three day meeting here Thursday. The owners were given a head start toward the solution of one of their biggest problems by the coaches, who recommended at the rosters be cut from 33 to 27 men for the duration and that a player be permitted to return to the game once each quarter. The coaches felt that some teams might not be able to get a 33 man squad without difficulty. The 1942 schedule and an exhibition game policy also will be considered in the three day session. The regular schedule again will consist of 11 games. The roster reduction was the only league rule change of importance recommended by the coaches. One suggestion was thumbed down. That was that a defensive player be permitted to run with a fumbled backward pass. George Halas of the Chicago Bears was the strongest opponent of this proposed rule. He considered it a direct slap at his "T" formation. This was denied, but the coaches voted down the proposal anyway.


MAR 27 (New York) - NFL teams will play their regular 11 game schedules this fall, it was decided Thursday as the annual meeting of the circuit opened here. The club owners toyed with a proposal to have a nine game round robin but speedily vetoed it. The shorter schedule had been proposed by Bert Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers, but when the time came to vote on it, Bell, the onetime Penn backfield ace, reversed his field and cast a negative ballot along with the nine other club executives. It had been pointed out that this dangerous time for experimentation. Adversaries of the move declared that although the weaker teams would benefit slightly from it, the league would suffer in the long run by decreased revenues from the strong teams that actually carry the burden. The magnates also considered the proposal of the coaches to cut the player limit to 27 men and permit moderately free substitutions. But after wrestling with that for awhile they decided to stick with the old system of 33 player squads and limited substitutions. Bell came through with another suggestion, to revise the draft rule. His complaint was that a weaker club which needed an outstanding center, for instance, would have to grab "name" backs in the first couple of rounds, while an overloaded club like the Bears could calmly pluck a Bulldog Turner of the hat. Bell wanted some rearrangement of the draft to help out the tailenders and everyone agreed with him. However, no steps were taken, since the entire draft setup with have to undergo changes. There was not the slightest stirring of trade winds. None of the coaches nor owners dares let go of what he was. Commissioner Elmer Layden pointed out that 77 men of the 353 who played in the league last year are in the service, to say nothing of 25 more who had played the season before and would have returned if they had not been called. Over a two year span the New York Giants have lost the most, 18 (as well as their secretary, Ensign Wellington T. Mara). Then come the Brooklyn Dodgers with 15, the Green Bay Packers with 13, Washington Redskins with 11, Detroit Lions with 10, Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers with 8 each, Philadelphia Eagles with 7 and the Cleveland Rams and Chicago Bears with 6 each. As for the 1941 squad members, the breakdown is as follows: Packers 13, Giants 12, Lions 10, Dodgers 8, Cardinals and Eagles 7 each, Bears and Steelers 6 each, Redskins 5 and Rams 3.


MAR 28 (New York) - The National Professional Football league owners rolled up their sleeves and went to work on next fall's schedule today, but after hours of arguing they decided nothing because of a controversy over a date for the season's second Chicago Bears-Green Bay Packers game. The only business completed, as a result, was a player sale sending halfback Mike Rodak from Detroit to Pittsburgh and an announcement by George P. Marshall that his Washington Redskins would meet the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game at Denver September 6. The tentative schedule presented to the owners had the second Packers-Bears title slated on December 6, instead of mid-season, as usual. This started the fireworks and they never stopped in a meeting that began before noon and went far in the night.


MAR 28 (New York) - National Pro Football league club owners started the final day of their three day session Saturday with one of their toughest jobs ahead of them - approval of the 1942 schedule. A proposed schedule was offered to the bosses Friday night and the grumbling indicated Saturday's session might be on the stormy side. The owners Friday drew up a program of exhibition games calculated to enrich war charity funds by many thousands of dollars. They agreed to have their teams meet an "all-America" army team, to be chosen from the best men in that branch of service; to have each club try to schedule one home game with an outstanding service team or some other strong eleven, and to donate from receipts of all all-star games to various service relief funds. The club owners gave Layden a unanimous vote of confidence for his handling of league finances and commended him for his work in organizing the league into a unified group.



MAR 30 (Green Bay) - Nine hours of argument at the NFL meeting in New York resulted in scheduling the second meeting of the season between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears, traditional rivals of the West division, in Chicago Nov. 15. The original tentative date was the last day of the campaign, Dec. 6, but George Halas, owner-coach of the champion Bears, insisted on playing it earlier in the season. Halas expects the game to draw a $100,000 gate, and he didn't want to take a chance on the December weather. Each of the 10 teams in the league will play 11 games, as usual. A number of Green Bay games will be played at Milwaukee, but, except for those already set with Cleveland Oct. 18 and Pittsburgh Dec. 6, they will not be announced until after a meeting of the Packers' executive committee in the near future. A non-league game between the Washington Redskins and the Packers is scheduled Sept. 6 at Denver. There also will be a non-league game with Brooklyn Sept. 20, at a site to be determined later. Coach Lambeau is conferring with army relief officials for an exhibition contest with a service team Sept. 17...PLAY SERVICE TEAMS: Open dates on the schedule for all teams probably will be filled, the owners agreed, with games against army elevens. Navy and army officials appeared at the session and discussed contests to be played for service relief. Receipts above expenses of the annual pro bowl game between the champion and league All-Stars will go to army and navy relief. The Packers schedule calls for a home and home series with the other members of the Western division. The three games with Eastern division team include one at Green Bay, with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and two in the east, at New York and Philadelphia. Lambeau, the Packer coach, is expected back in Green Bay late tonight.


MAR 31 (Green Bay) - His plane having been delayed in the flight to Chicago, Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers will not return from the National league meeting in New York City until this afternoon.


APR 1 (Green Bay) - A LONG FACE? NOT COACH CURLY LAMBEAU!: Coach Curly Lambeau is back in town, and he does not look like a well-built undertaker. His hair has not turned white nor disappeared entirely through grief and  worry, there are no deep wrinkles etching his brow, and he is not trying to hide from a pitying public's gaze. There's a war in progress, and I had not forgotten this fact in keeping an appointment with him Tuesday evening, a few hours after his return. Having concluded that these are going to be tough times for pro football coaches, as well as for  certain others, I was prepared to face a man of gloom. But he was the same old Lambeau, cheerful and aggressive as ever. "Shucks," he declared, using a favorite cuss word, "what's there to get so gloomy about? Sure, there's a war on, but there's going to be pro football next fall, mighty good football, and the Packers are going to be right in there with them. And after another championship, too," he added. So I settled down in that big old chair he keeps in his office, and heard what happened the last few months - his trip west to the Pacific coast interviewing prospects for his football team, and his swing to the east coast for the NFL meeting in New York City last week...HE'S WELL SATISFIED WITH SCHEDULE: Pointing out that the league schedule gives the Packers five home games, some of which, as has been the policy, will be played in Milwaukee, Curly said that he is well satisfied with the general game setup. "In the previous years we never had less than six homes games on an 11-game schedule, but actually we had six coming only every other year. This year they wanted to cut us down, but I held out for five and sat tight until I got them." Curly must have had quite a fight getting those five games. At one time during the session it looked as if Green Bay would not get anything but the Chicago Bear game, the league moguls being afraid of the transportation situation for next fall. Curly had offers to play some of the games in Buffalo, and another in Akron. "But I wouldn't give in," said the old battler, the creator of five NFL championship teams. Lambeau was enthusiastic about the part professional football will play in winning the war. Each league team will have at least one game with a service squad for army or navy benefit. In addition, thousands of dollars will go to the federal government through the ten percent admission tax. The Packers will do even better than that. They will play a special game at Brooklyn with the Dodgers for navy relief. This contest was tentatively scheduled for Sept. 20, but Curly since had a wire from Dan Topping, the Brooklyn Dodger president, indicating that the date may have to be changed to Sept. 13, in order to obtain a park. "That game should being $35,000 to $50,000," Lambeau predicted. "We are also planning on a game with a service team Sept. 17."...PRO FOOTBALL HAS PART IN WAR EFFORT: "We were addressed by both army and navy officials at our meeting. They all want the pros to continue operating,  since football not only helps to maintain civilian war and pays huge taxes, but, under the setup for next fall, will pay huge sums into the army and navy relief treasuries." This brought the coach to making the observation that "it's our duty to go to work; we've really got a big job in this war effort." Coaches will have to work harder than usual, he declared. He feels certain, however, that all clubs will be able to muster full rosters. "Shucks, all


you need for the whole league is 330 men from the thousands of  football players in the country." So get a smile on that long face, you Packer fans. If Lambeau isn't crying, why should you?


APR 1 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs of the American Professional Football league are bankrupt and have debts of approximately $35,000. Included is $3,000 due Coach Tiny Cahoon. Stockholders tried to raise a portion of the money to meet the obligation to Cahoon by holding a bingo party.


APR 4 (Green Bay) - This story is about a Green Bay man who played professional football when the pro grid game was considered a disgrace. This particular gent watches most of the Green Bay Packer home games and never misses a College All-Star battle in Chicago. Only a few of his personal friends knew that he once lugged the pigskin for Akron, O., in the old Ohio State league shortly after the turn of the century. D.M. (Dave) Price, pattern shop foreman at the Northwest Engineering company, moved to Green Bay back in 1924, and holds the distinction of being the only Green Bay resident who ever played professional football in the country's first pro circuit. In fact, he was one of the first pro gridders. Price graudated from Cuyahoga, O., High school in 1900 and three years later played a season as fullback with Akron, which together with Canton, Massillon, Shelby, Toledo and (believe it or not) Buffalo, N.Y., made up the Ohio loop...BUFFALO PRETTY TOUGH: Price doesn't remember how Buffalo happened to be in the Ohio league, but he admits that Buffalo "happened to have a pretty good ball club." The league didn't have any rules, but just got together at the start of the season and worked out a schedule. Regardless, he added, it was known as a league. The old wheel was composed of all high school players because professional football was considered too low for a well-educated college or university man, Price recalled. "It was in 1904 when Willie Heston, the great Michigan boy, finally broke the college-professional ice. He accepted $500 from the Massillon club to play one game, and everybody in the league - not to mention the public - though it was downright terrible." Price went on to say that "things got worse" in 1905 when the Carlisle Indians decided to play Massillon at the close of the season. That really was hard for other colleges and universities to swallow because such a game had never been heard of...PAID $25 OR $30: The high school gridders in pro ball at that time were playing because they liked the game. There were no contracts, and players usually got $25 or $30 and expenses for the game. After Heston broke tradition, salaries went up, Price said. Price's football career was rather short, although it stretched over a period of seven years, including two years in Cuyahoga High, which is just across the river from Akron. He injured his knee late in the 1903 season with Akron, and during the next two years played with the Franklin A.C.'s of Cleveland and the Standard Steels of Butler, Pa. Continued injuries to his knee forced him to give up the game. Price's most bitter experience occurred in the Massillon-Akron game in 1903. Massillon had a tackle named Kirkhoff, and "he was about the fastest tackle in the game at that time. He weighed 255 pounds and got down under punts before the ends. The game was played on a muddy baseball field. Well, this Kirkhoff hit me on a line play and I thought I'd never got out of the mud. It was like getting hit by a tone of bricks."...WEARS SKULL CAP: About the most colorful player of 1903 was Doc Roehl, a Cleveland dentist now, who played with Massillon. Roehl always wore a skull cap into battle, and "every time he came up from a pile he always had that funny looking skull cap on his head. Nobody every did know how he manages to keep it on his head." Massillon's Tigers had only five points scored against them in five years, and they were regarded as the strongest team in the middle west. Tobin, a Franklin A.C. back, dented Massillon for its only points when he ran back a kickoff for a touchdown. The Columbus Panhandlers were the big drawing card in the early 1900's. This outfit had five members of the famous Nesser family of Columbus on its roster, and even better, the team included a father and son combination, Ted, Sr., and Ted, Jr...PLAYED AGAINST PACKERS: About 14 or 15 years several members of the Nesser family played with the Nesser Comets of Columbus against the Packers at Green Bay. Price went to work in Beaver Dam in 1912 and 1912 and returned to Akron just about the time Jim Thorpe got his start in professional football with Canton. "Thorpe was a wild man at the time. On one occasion, shortly after he had been signed to pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates, he set out on a billiard-ball throwing spree and wrecked numerous windows in Canton." Although Price considered Thorpe "really a great football players," the Green Bay man recalled that Fritz Pollard, a former Akron back who later joined the old Milwaukee Badgers, made Thorpe "look sick" at Milwaukee. "Pollard, about the cleverest Negro back I've ever seen, had big Jim diving all over the field that afternoon." Price played his football during the days when passing over the line of scrimmage was banned; a touchdown was counted as five points; a field goal counted only one, and five yards in three downs was called a first down...MANY LATERAL PASSES: "The boys threw a lot of lateral passes in the old days, and end-around plays, reverses and spinner were not uncommon. Most of the teams used line bucks nearly every other play and stressed blocking. Blocking, by the way, was gone with the knees," he said. The best team usually included a big, heavy line and a light backfield. As an example, it might be pointed out that Price weighed only 160 pounds despite the fact that he played fullback. Price is sold on the present type of football. "The old stuff was just brute strength, and it can't be compared with the exact precision of the modern game. The boys today are better fit physically than we were." Price calls the College All-Star game a spectacle that everybody should be. "I haven't missed one yet," he added. But national defense work at the Northwest Engineering plant may keep Price from a number of Packer games this fall, because he's due for a call to work at any time, weekdays or Sundays.


APR 7 (Green Bay) - Members of the Kiwanis club at their regular luncheon meeting in the Hotel Northland Monday noon were assured by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau that despite the war situation, the Packers will operate in a normal manner next fall insofar as their home schedule is concerned. Some losses will be suffered in the way of players, it was admitted, but that problem is being met satisfactorily. The occasion was the initial showing here of the new Packer motion picture, "Football Thrills of 1941". After an informal discussion of last fall's highlights as depicted in the film, Coach Lambeau answered questions from the floor. "The principal difference between our policy this year and that of recent seasons is that while in the past we have built for the future, now our problem centers around the current system," the coach explained. "Due to the enlistment of several players, squads will not boast as many outstanding performers. Less bench work is in store for players ordinarily being groomed for the future. While we still promise to have a representative team on the field, the emergency makes it impossible to bank on the services of any one player from this season to the next."...ASKS ABOUT PROSPECTS: The policy change was outlined for the Kiwanians in answer to a question by Judge Henry Graass who asked about next fall's prospects. As an example of the old plan, Coach Lambeau pointed out that last season Green Bay had three good left ends in Don Hutson, Harry Jacunski and Alex Urban. Jacunski, he stated, was one of the best ends in football, but used sparingly because of Hutson's great value. Urban, only 20 years old and a league rookie, saw little service but was worth polishing for seasons to come. Urban already is in the army, Jacunski probably will return for much more work than he has had here previously, as reserve strength is certain to be weaker and substitutions more frequent. Rookies who may be signed for the position will be brought in with reference to what they may do in another year. "We all may be in the service for another year," the coach pointed out...TIRES AREN'T MENTIONED: Other questions were concerned with problems of coaching, play by individuals, schedule prospects and aspects of team play. With several guests present and a large group of interested spectators in the balcony, the club had one of its largest turnouts of the season. Nevertheless, no references were made to the rationing of tires (recently stressed by some sportswriters and radio commentators) as a threat to the Packer attendance. Interest in next fall's games was manifest on all sides. Curly cited the addition of Eddie Kotal to the coaching as a progressive step by the Packers. With few players available he said coaching problems everywhere in in the league will be greatly increased. Nevertheless, he struck an optimistic note on the player situation by announcing that despite all the men who have gone into or contemplate the service, 86 good prospects remain on the Packer list. "Of course," he added, "they are not all Hutsons and Isbells."...SAME TYPE SCHEDULE: The Kiwanians were told that they will have the same type of home schedule they had last year, allaying any doubts they might have had about the games at City stadium. Three official league games will be played here, and Milwaukee will have two. In addition, some exhibitions are being arranged. The motion pictures, produced by the Siltler company for the Packers, proved extremely interesting to club members. Details of play that the average fan will miss while watching an actual game are brought to light when the film is run. At several points particularly interesting plays were run over as Lambeau explained some of the action. With the picture to illustrate his words, the coach emphasized the great value of George McAfee to the Chicago Bears. It was shown how McAfee demonstrated fine spirit and courage in beating back while the Packers led 16 to 0 in the Green Bay-Bear game at Chicago Nov. 2, and what a powerful offensive weapon he was in all three Packer-Bruin meetings...CRAIG PROVES SPEEDY: A surprise to most of the fans present was the speed of Packer blocking back Larry Craig as proved pictorially. On one occasion while carrying the ball, Craig outran McAfee. On another, in a straight run down the field he caught McAfee from behind. Lambeau reported that Craig is second only to Hutson as a Packer speed merchant, but because he plays blocking back the fans usually miss on the field. Other outstanding bits of play in the film are Andy Uram's brilliant 91-yard return of a punt in the Brooklyn game, Tom Greenfield's exciting dash for a touchdown after taking a lateral pass in midfield (nullified by the officials), great pass catching and running by Hutson. Clarke Hinkle's hard charging, and some red hot performances by opposition stars including McAfee, Marshall Goldberg, Ace Parker and others.


APR 13 (Green Bay) - George Svendsen, former center on the Green Bay Packers, will not play with the National league team next season. He has enlisted in the naval reserves.


APRIL 16 (Marinette) - Mayor Richard P. "Jab" Murray, former Green Bay Packers player who was defeated in the April 7 election by Arnold Schmitt, was fined for assault and batter Wednesday as the first defendant before a police judge whom he had recently appointed. The charge was brought by Paul F. Neverman, secretary of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association. Neverman charged that Murray met him downtown and without warning struck him in the face. The blow was ascribed to ill feeling over the election. Neverman is 60 year old, anything but athletic, and has been troubled by illness for the past few years. The fine was imposed by Police Judge Daniel Corry, who had been appointed to the bench recently by Murray. The mayor pleased nolo condendere (no contest) and was fined $5 and costs. Murray had been mayor of Marinette for 14 years.


APR 19 (La Crosse) - Husky George Paskvan, who played with the Green Bay Packers last season after winning all Big Ten honors as a University of Wisconsin fullback in 1940, has enlisted in the Navy. He was to receive the rank of ensign upon reporting at the Annapolis naval training school April 20.


APR 20 (Washington) - Many well known athletes have been assigned by the Navy as instructors at the University of Iowa pre-flight training center. The list includes three former University of Wisconsin stars - Eddie Jankowski, Walter Mehl and Kenneth Bellile, all with the rank of ensign. Both Jankowski and Bellile played football for the Badgers, Jankowski continuing with the Green Bay Packers. Mehl won fame as a distance runner.



APR 24 (Green Bay) - A special football game for navy relief will be played between the Green Bay Packers and Brooklyn Dodgers in Ebbets field, Brooklyn, on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 30, it was announced by Packer coach Curly Lambeau here today. Dan Topping, owner of the Dodgers, is confident that the game will net at least $50,000 for the Naval Relief society, and he indicated that he would not be surprised if it brought close to $75,000. Arrangements for this game have been in the making for several weeks. Although it was not listed on the regular schedule, permission to play it was granted at the NFL session in New York City last month. Since the game had been planned for Brooklyn in September, baseball schedules interfered in attempts to obtain a park. Larry MacPhail, president and general manager of the Brooklyn baseball Dodgers, offered to juggle his schedule so that Ebbets field might be available Sept. 21, but Coach Lambeau was reluctant to accept this date before the Chicago Bear game here Sept. 27...PART IN WAR EFFORT: Lambeau is anxious to have the 

Packers play as many benefit games as possible since he feels that it is necessary for professional football to take an important part in the war effort. He is making arrangements now for n army relief game against an unnamed team somewhere in Wisconsin Sept. 13, an open date on the Green Bay schedule. The Packers play their first of 11 regular league games when they meet the Bears here Sept. 27. The final game, barring playoff battles, has the Packers meeting Pittsburgh at Milwaukee Dec. 6.


MAY 4 (Omaha) - Private Herman Rohrig, all-Big Six back with Nebraska, has been ordered to report at Miami Beach, Fla., for physical training at the air corps officer candidate school, Seventh corps area army headquarters announced. Rohrig played pro football with the Green Bay Packers last year.


MAY 15 (Green Bay) - Jim Lawrence, former halfback of the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins, has been reported killed in the battle of Java. He was a naval aviator, and is believed to be professional football's first war casualty. A former Texas Christian star and teammate of Sammy Baugh, Lawrence played on the same Chicago All-Star squad as Packer Don Hutson in 1935. His best years of professional football were the four seasons following his graduation with the Cardinals,  where he was both wingback and tailback. In 1939 he was traded to the Washington Redskins, and in October of the same season he came to Green Bay, where he stayed until the early part of the 1940 season.


​MAY 16 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers expect to book a football game with the Washington Redskins at Milwaukee September 6 and with a


service team Sept. 13. They open the National league season at home Sept. 27 against the Chicago Bears.


MAY 20 (Neenah) - The draft status of Clarke Hinkle, ace fullback with the Green Bay Packers, has been changed to 1-A, it was learned here today. Hinkle, who has spent 10 years with the Packers, formerly held a 3-A classification.



MAY 23 (Green Bay) - Clarke Hinkle, star fullback of the Green Bay Packers during the past seven seasons, has  been sworn into the United States Coast Guard as a lieutenant, according to an announcement from the Chicago office today. No details were available, but it was believed that Hinkle will be assigned to physical training duties. He recently was reclassified from 3-A to 1-A, by his selective service board here, but he applied for the coast guard commission instead of waiting for army induction. Hinkle is the 112th man from the 1941 NFL roster to enter some branch of the armed services. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau was out of the city today and could not be reached for comment, but football fans have come to regard Hinkle as one of the outstanding players in the entire circuit. Hinkle was the league's leading field goal kicker, and in 1941 he was named all-league fullback for the fourth time. He previously won the honor in 1936, 1937 and 1938...STAR AT BUCKNELL: The veteran fullback was a star at Bucknell university, where in his last year he scored 128 points to make him the nation's leading point-getter. During his years with the Packers, he established himself as an all-around fullback - line smasher, distance runner, passer, punter, placekicker, blocker and powerful defense man. During the off-seasons, Hinkle was employed at a Neenah paper mill. He is a native of Toronto, O.,


where he was born April 10, 1910.


MAY 26 (Green Bay) - E.A. Spachmann won't be standing behind the wicket or opening the mail when you place your order for tickets to the Packer football games next fall. Spike, a permanent fixture of the Packers since they started playing in 1919, is doing his bit to win the war by working in the engineering department of the Manitowoc shipyards. While Spike is helping to turn out subs at Manitowoc, Ralph C. Smith will take over in the Legion building. Smith has been Spike's understudy for several years now, and will do excellent work, but that isn't saying Spike won't be missed...ONE OF OLDEST OF PACKER VETERANS: Next to Coach Curly Lambeau and George W. Calhoun, the secretary and publicity director for many years, Spike has been identified with the Packers longer than any other man. He saw the ticket business grow from a $10 collection on a Sunday afternoon to a turnover of many thousands of dollars. In 1939, when the Packers trimmed the New York Giants by 27 to 0 in Milwaukee for the National league championship, Spike handled approximately $80,000. Spike was roped in to the Packer organization by Calhoun back in 1919. He was working at the Oneida Truck company at the time, and Cal figured he had enough spare time to lend the newly-organized Packers a hand once in awhile. Spike always has found it easier to accept than to refuse responsibility, so he promised Cal he'd help. That first year the Packers swept through a schedule of 11 games with only one defeat. Spike's job at the games was to pass the hat, giving a ribbon to every fan who made a contribution. The second season the crowds ran up to a thousand a Sunday, and tickets were sold for the first time. Games still were played on the field where East High now stands. For the next several years the field was at Hagemeister park, but in 1925 they moved to their present location. "We thought the new field was pretty slick," Spike recalls. "The grandstand held 2,240 seats. There was a wire fence around the whole field, and a strip of canvas was strung up on the day of a game to keep chiselers from seeing it for nothing." Back in 1920, when tickets were sold for the first time, they provided Spike with a one-man booth. It was a flimsy affair, only about 10 by 15 feet in size, and some of the more husky fans got a great deal of fun pushing it around. In 1925, when the present field was opened, a booth of four windows was built. Spike has had his share of trouble with gate crashers. He recalled how a dignified councilman was caught climbing over the fence for one of the early games, and persuaded to but a ticket...OFFICE IN CABINET: At first there were no advance ticket sales. Later requests were filled in the Press-Gazette building during evening hours, and Director Spachmann carried his office around in a wooden cabinet. Right about that time he began to appreciate just what handling tickets meant. A few seasons later the Packer ticket office moved over to the Columbus club, and Spachmann found himself putting in more hours than ever. In the early 1930s, the office was in the old Brown County Bank building. After a year there, it was moved over to the Legion building, its present location. That old four-window booth erected in 1925 was stormed more than once, and Spike remembers particularly one game with the Chicago Bears. All of the regular tickets were sold, but a large crowd of disappointed fans remained standing around, hoping that a miracle would happen. It did. Shortly before game time Spike produced a thousand standing room tickets, giving 250 to the attendant at each window. The windows were only about 14 inches square, but as soon as the announcement was made a dozen or more hands appeared in each. At the same time there was a shock like an earthquake, and Spike said afterwards that he feared the whole booth would go over. From the one-man booth the ticket business has grown to where a crew of 15 is employed to handle the Sunday crowds. Spike has sold tickets to fans in nearly every state in the union. During the past season tickets were mailed as far north as Sault Ste. Marie, and west as far as St. Paul. One fan in Kentucky ordered tickets for the Bear game, saying that he was planning a vacation in order to include the date...HANDLES AGENCIES: Spachmann has been in charge of the ticket agencies scattered throughout the state. The first outside agencies were in Manitowoc, Appleton and Sturgeon Bay, and the number grew as high as 42 one year. Since then they have settled down to about 30 agencies, all staffed by live-wire agents. Spike estimates that advance sales here and the turnover at the gate before game time account for about a third of the attendance. Another third is handled by mail, and the rest by the agencies. The season ticket sale once was considered good if 150 fans laid money on the line; now it amounts to about 3,000. He'll miss his work next fall, and even now he's planning to return as soon as the war is over.


MAY 26 (Milwaukee) - The Buffalo Indians corporation, operator of a football team in the American pro league, yesterday obtained a default judgment of $1,636 in circuit court against the Milwaukee County Athletic Association, owner of the Milwaukee Chiefs. The complaint claimed that amount, including costs of the action, represented the unpaid portion of a guarantee for a football game here last Thanksgiving.


MAY 29 (Green Bay) - The armed forces of the United States already have claimed 16 of the 33 players on the Green Bay Packers' roster last fall, according to Coach Curly Lambeau.


JUN 2 (Green Bay) - Joe Krivonak, giant University of South Carolina guard and tackle, has affixed his name to a Green Bay Packer contract for the 1942 season, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Krivonak stands 6 feet 2 inches, and weighs 238 pounds, which puts him right in the class with the traditional Green Bay lineman. Lambeau calls  him the "rugged, rough type" and said he has been highly recommended by Rex Enright. He was fourth on the draft list. Present indications are that Krivonak will not be called for service with the armed forces before 1943, Lambeau stated...THIRD TO BE SIGNED: Krivonak is the third to be signed by Lambeau for the 1942 squad. Krivonak, incidentally, is from the same school that graduated Packer quarterback Larry Craig. Lambeau admitted that it's "slim pickings" for National league teams this year, with so many potential professional gridders either in the armed forces or working in defense industries...LINING UP PROSPECTS: "So far we haven't made a big effort to sign players, since we through it wiser to await developments," Lambeau explained. "Instead, we concentrated our efforts on lining up as many prospects as possible in addition to those obtained in the National league draft." The Packer coach said that at one time the list of prospects numbered over 300; now it is down to 57. "I am sure of having a good first team, but the second team will be somewhat doubtful and the third string definitely will not be as good as usual."


JUN 5 (Minneapolis) - Warren Plunkett, quarterback on the national championship University of Minnesota football team, said today he had rejected an offer from the Cleveland Rams and would pay another season at Minnesota. Friends of Plunkett at Austin, Minn., his hometown, had reported that he had signed a contract with the Cleveland club. Plunkett's eligibility had been questioned because he played in one game during his sophomore year, but Coach George Hauser said he would be available for another year of play under a new Big 10 conference ruling. "I'll be back at Minnesota this fall," Plunkett said. Friends of the youth at Austin said he also had been offered a contract for next season by the Green Bay Packers.


JUN 6 (Minneapolis) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced here today that he has obtained the signed contracts of two former University of Minnesota gridiron stars for the Green Bay Packer eleven next fall. Those signed are Fred Vant Hull, tackle, and Earl (Swede) Ohlgren, an end. Lambeau said that he now has five men under contract. Both Minnesota men have been out of school for some time, but are in excellent physical shape. Both have dependents and are not likely to be called for military service before the close of the season. Vant Hull, 23 years old, played on the Gopher varsity elevens of 1939 and 1940. He is six feet tall, weighs 230 pounds, is married and has a family. Hal Van Every, Minnesota back who played with the Packers the last two seasons, recommended him highly to the Green Bay mentor...PLAYED WITH CHIEFS: Ohlgren played on the Minnesota elevens of 1937, 1938 and 1939. Twenty-four years of age, he is married and expects to have an heir in the near future. He stands 6 feet 2 inches, and weighs 210 pounds. For two years he was employed in Milwaukee, playing with the Milwaukee Chiefs during the football season. He was considered the best end in the entire American league. Lambeau expressed pleasure at the signing of the two Gophers, declaring that they will fit nicely into the Packer scheme. He will remain here over the weekend, interviewing additional prospects.


JUN 6 (Green Bay) - Attempts by the Packers to play an Army All-Star football game next September have resulted in almost as many complications as trying to buy a new tire. At it looks now, the game will played Sunday, Sept. 13, as originally scheduled, probably at Marquette stadium in Milwaukee. Everything was pretty well set until that ban on night baseball on the eastern seaboard a couple of weeks ago. The same order would apply to football, too, preventing the New York Giants from playing the Army All-Stars the night of Sept. 9. Attempts were made by the Giants to change their game to Saturday, Sept. 12, but that would interfere with Green Bay's game the following afternoon. Further negotiations with the War department have resulted in the New York game being set tentatively for Saturday, Sept. 5, leaving the way clear for the date with the Packers eight days later. The Packers needn't think they can take that game in stride, because the army gridders should have a powerful outfit. Such outstanding stars are Tom Harmon and Ken Kavanaugh may be in the lineup. Then, too, the Packers may bump up against some of their former teammates, men such as Herman Rohrig and Tom Greenfield, who are in the army now. Speaking of night sports events, though - engineers are working on something that may solve the lighting problem. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers has learned that experiments are being made with a hood or cap over the lights that would prevent lighting up the sky but sill permit games to be played.


JUN 9 (Milwaukee) - Thomas G. Farris, University of Wisconsin football quarterback for three years and a June graduate, will report for duty in the U.S. Coast Guard June 16, according to recruiting officers here. Farris will be used in the Coast Guard's physical education program. Farris was drafted by the Green Bay Packers.


JUN 10 (Green Bay) - Green Bay football fans were invited today to place their orders for season tickets to the three home games that will be played by the NFL gridders next fall. Approximately 8,000 letters were sent out to prospective purchasers, most of them being fans who bought tickets in past seasons, according to Ralph C. Smith, director of sales. Smith also invited persons not on the mailing list to place their orders promptly. Orders may be made in writing or wiring Smith in care of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., or by calling at the ticket office in the Legion building. The Packers open their home season by renewing the traditional feud with the Chicago Bears Sept. 27. The Chicago Cardinals will appear at City stadium Nov. 1, and the Cleveland Rams Oct. 18...FANS SAVE MONEY: A substantial saving is made possible by the purchase of a season ticket. The highest priced seats are in Sections E-F-O-P, and tickets to the three games would cost $9.90 if purchased separately. A season ticket, however, sells for $8.25, resulting in a saving of $1.65. Fans may save $2.20 by buying seats in most of the other sections. Season tickets for Sections D-G-M-Q are $6.60; in Sections C-H-J-K-L-R, 44.95; in Sections A-B-S, $3.30. Season passes in the remaining sections also are $3.30, with the saving somewhat less...ENJOY SAME SEATS: Although Smith stresses the saving in money, he also points out other advantages in buying season tickets. Fans have the same seats for each game, and they do not have the trouble of buying a ticket three times. The Chicago Bear game is usually a sellout, but season ticket holders never have to worry about getting to see the battle. Smith said that those who are unable to spare enough cash to pay for their tickets now may make arrangements to make partial payments at regular intervals. All the Packers ask is that 10 percent be deposited as a down payment.



JUN 11 (Green Bay) - Th Green Bay Packers will battle a United State Army all-star football team on a Milwaukee gridiron Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, it was announced here today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. Arrangements for the game have been approved by officials in Washington, Lambeau said. It will be played either at Marquette stadium or State Fair park. "This team of all-stars, chosen from the cream of the nation's gridiron stars now in the army, will be one of the strongest and most colorful ever played by the Packers," Lambeau declared. "Meeting a team like that so early in the season means that we will have to revise our training plans," the Packer mentor added. "It looks now that we'll issue the call for opening practice for Aug. 8, a full week earlier than we had anticipated."...OTHER GAMES PLANNED: According to the army public relations office, the all-stars, consisting of two squads, will have a whirlwind six weeks' campaign against teams of the NFL. Six games, including the one with the Green Bay gridders, have been scheduled. Besides playing the Packers in Milwaukee, the army all-stars will face National league teams at Los Angeles, Cleveland, New York, Boston and Brooklyn. In addition, there may be five or six other games, including one at Denver. Entire proceeds from all but one of the all-star contests scheduled thus far will go to the Army Emergency Relief Fund...EASTERN, WESTERN TEAMS: One of the army tams will be known as the "Eastern Army All-Stars", the other as the "Western Army All-Stars", the latter probably making its headquarters in the vicinity of Chicago. It is the western team that will meet the Packers. There will be no distinction between amateurs and professionals on the army teams. College stars who entered the service fresh from the campus will play alongside veteran professionals. The army has already compiled a list of 1,500 eligibles for the two 30-man squads. The coaches, who have not yet been selection, will choose their own training sites. The western squad, the one that is to play the Packers Sept. 13, will meet the Washington Redskins at Los Angeles Aug. 28...MARSHALL IS CHAIRMAN: Lambeau said that George P. Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, is chairman of the NFL's committee on arrangements. Most of the details regarding the Milwaukee game have not yet been worked out, but Lambeau believed that Green Bay fans would be given an opportunity to purchase choice seats. The Green Bay coach has five players signed for the 1942 season, and expects to close several pending contracts within a few days.


JUN 12 (Green Bay) - Tony Cianci, powerful and rugged University of Florida guard, has been signed to play with the Green Bay Packers in the NFL campaign next fall, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Cianci is the sixth man to get a contract to try out for the 1942 season, and Lambeau believes he has the makings of a great lineman under the Packer system. "His record at school qualifies him for a position in the professional ranks," Lambeau declared. "He is the tough, hard-fighting type of youth that coaches and the fans like." Cianci comes from Conshakocken, Pa., right in the heart of the mining section. Athletes from that part of the country are traditionally rugged, and Cianci proved it at the University of Florida...WILL FINISH SCHOOL: The latest Packer recruit is 22 years old, weighs 210 pounds, and is five feet, 10 1/2 inches in height. He will finish school this summer, and does not expect to be called for military service before the close of the football season. Cianci was highly recommended to Lambeau by Tom Lieb, Florida mentor who formerly was line coach at Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin. Richard (Red) Smith, Packer line coach, looked him over when he was in Florida last winter with the Milwaukee Brewer baseball team, and also filed a favorable report.


JUN 19 (Ft. Sheridan, IL) - Johnny Blood, who played professional football for 17 years, including several years with the Green Bay Packers, has enlisted in the Army and is in training here.


JUN 20 (Green Bay) - Signing of John Stonebraker, rugged right end from the University of Southern California, to the Green Bay Packer squad for 1942 was announced today by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau. The Packer mentor received Stonebraker's signed contract in the mail this morning, and promptly erased one of the major worries from his mind. Lambeau has lost all of his right ends from last season, and has found it slim pickings in the search for replacements. Stonebraker, a resident of West Los Angeles, comes highly recommended, and Lambeau himself was much impressed when he sized him up last February. He is expected to report here Aug. 8 when the Packers begin training for the Western Army All-Stars in Milwaukee Sept. 13. Unfortunately for his own and USC's gridiron glory, Stonebraker found a job and did not return to school for his senior year. He played on the USC varsity during his sophomore and junior years, in 1938 and 1939...JONES PRAISES HIM: Howard Jones, USC coach, regretted the loss of his big end in 1940, and he told Lambeau that there would have been no question of his having won All-American honors if he had stayed. Jones believes that Stonebraker will fit nicely in the Packer system. Ernie Smith, former Packer tackle, lives only a short distance from Stonebraker's home in West Los Angeles, and also urged Lambeau to get the big man under contract. Stonebraker has the right dimensions and other physical characteristics required of linemen. He is six feet, two inches in height, and weighs 218 pounds. Married, and the father of a young son, Stonebraker is not likely to be called for military service this year, Lambeau believes...SEVENTH MAN SIGNED: Stonebraker is the seventh man to be signed by Lambeau for the 1942 season. He stated that he was sending contract forms today to all of the 1941 veterans still available. He also is to have a conference next week with Bob Ingalls, the Michigan center who played 60 minutes of football in the East-West game at New Orleans last season. Rights to Ingalls were obtained by Lambeau at the annual draft meeting last fall.


JUN 23 (Dubuque) - Pete Tinsley of the Green Bay Packers Sunday married Bernie Dausey, also of Green Bay. The ceremony was performed by Justice Michael Hogan, Jr. Joe Laws, Tinsley's teammate, and Miss Ione Herman attended the couple.


JUN 23 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer stock took another sharp rise today with the announcement by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau that guards Russel Letlow and Pete Tinsley have signed their contracts for the 1942 season. Letlow and Tinsley are the first veterans of the 1941 squad to return for another campaign in the NFL. Lambeau, who sent contract forms last week to all of the experienced men still available, expects to complete negotiations with several more of them within a few days. The Green Bay mentor expressed a great deal of satisfaction at these latest additions to the Packer roster, which now numbers nine men. Both have the experience as well as the ability to carry out their assignments in the line against any team. Letlow is 20 pounds lighter than he was at the same period a year ago, and is in excellent physical condition. His playing weight last season was 220 pounds. He is six feet in height, and has all the rugged, speedy characteristics required of a lineman under the Lambeau system of play. "I am especially pleased with Letlow's grand attitude," Lambeau declared. "He was injured early last season and wasn't much use to us during the early part of the campaign, but he held on and turned out to be one of the best guards in the league." This will be Letlow's seventh season with the Green Bay eleven. At the present time he is employed in Milwaukee. He is 27 years old. Letlow, whose first name is Williard, made the all-professional team in 1938, and the year before that he was placed on the second honor team. He received honorable mention several times since. The big guard came to Green Bay relatively unknown from San Francisco university, having attracted Lambeau's attention in the East-West game of 1936. It didn't take him long to establish himself as a lineman with great possibilities, however...TINSLEY IS MARRIED: Tinsley was married Saturday, and will continue to make his home in Green Bay. Lambeau believes he should have a highly successful 1942 season, his fifth with the Packers. In the Bear game at Chicago last year, which the Packers won by 16 to 14, Tinsley turned in as good a game as a guard has ever played, Lambeau asserted. Although only five feet, eight inches in height, Tinsley hold his own with anyone on the field. He weighs around 200 pounds, and has an extremely solid and rugged build. Tinsley came from the University of Georgia, where he played every backfield position as well as guard and end during his three varsity years. In college he was selected on several southern all-star teams.



JUN 29 (Green Bay) - Center Charley Brock today became the third veteran and the tenth player to sign a Green Bay Packer contract for the 1942 season, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau announced today. Lambeau, who is tackling a major task in assembling a strong football squad in the face of war conditions, expressed unhesitating pleasure at getting Brock's signature on the contract. He added, too, that he expects to close negotiations with several more players within a few days. Brock is married and has a child, so Uncle Sam is not likely to want him at least until after the NFL completes another season. He is a resident of Green Bay, and recently went into business as a service station operator on Main street, just a few blocks from City stadium. Brock, a cousin of Lou Brock, a back on the Packer team for two seasons, ranks as the outstanding pass defense center in the league. Lambeau confidently expects him to be the all-league choice for center this season, pointing out that he has improved consistently and is in excellent physical condition...THREE YEAR VETERAN: Last season was Brock's third with the Packers. He had three great years at the University of Nebraska, winning All-America honors in his senior year and playing on the Chicago All-Star team of 1939. Brock fit into the Packer system right from the start. He has a knack of our-guessing an opponent under fire, and has the physique required of a gridder who elects to perform the strenuous tasks required of a center. Brock is six feet, one inch tall, and usually weighs about 205 pounds. He is 26 years old.


JUL 2 (Green Bay) - Veteran Ernie Pannell has joined the United States Naval Reserve, but that is not expected to interfere with his playing on the Green Bay Packer team next fall, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said today in announcing that the veteran tackle has signed a contract for the 1942 season. Pannell is to do his naval training in Chicago, but all classes have been filled and he has been placed on a waiting list. According to Lambeau's information, the big lineman is not likely to be called until after the close of the NFL season. Coach Lambeau has been worried about the left tackle position, and is extremely pleased that Pannell will be back. "Ernie should be one of the best tackles in the league next fall," the Packer coach declared. Pannell made a great record at tackle on the Texas A. and M. eleven, and was ranked as the best man at his position in the Southwest Conference. He was No. 13 on the Packer draft list of 1940, and was selected for the starting lineup on the 1941 Chicago All-Star team....LIVES IN TEXAS: Twenty-five years old, Pannell stands six feet, two inches in height, and weighs about 220 pounds. His hometown is Waco. Tex. Another veteran tackle, Buford (Baby) Ray has not yet signed, but Lambeau declared that "I'm sure he will be back...."


JUL 6 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly)  Lambeau today announced that Paul Berezney, Fordham tackle who has had professional experience with the Kenosha Cardinals, has signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers for the 1942 season. Berezney was a teammate of Harry Jacunski, Packer end the last three years, while at Fordham. Although highly recommended to Lambeau by his coach, James Crowley, Berezney elected to continue his studies at the Marquette medical school following his graduation. Since practice was required only on Saturdays, Berezney kept in condition by playing football with the Kenosha eleven. Now, after several interviews with Lambeau, he has finally decided to come to Green Bay this fall, and will return to the medical school after the football season. Johnny Blood, former Packer halfback who coached the Kenosha team the last several seasons, told Lambeau that Berezney was the only member of the entire Cardinal team qualified to play National league football. Berezney is the 12th player to sign a Packer contract for 1942. Rumors of an automobile collision involving Lambeau's car and that of Mrs. Irene Simmons, Thiensville, when Lambeau was returning from Kenosha Saturday night were greatly exaggerated. Mrs. Simmons received slight bruises and Lambeau escaped with a scratch on his nose. "I'm fit as ever," the Green Bay coach said. Lambeau went to Madison today to confer with authorities regarding a game between the Packers and the Western Army All-Stars Aug. 8. Both Madison and Milwaukee have been suggested as sites for the game. Accompanying Lambeau were George Strickler, publicity director of the NFL, and Fred Liecht, a director of the Green Bay Packers, Inc.


JUL 6 (Milwaukee) - A new field has been laid at the State Fair park where the Green Bay Packers will play two games, possibly three, this fall. The old field was ripped up, new tiling installed, and a 12-inch crown added to help facilitate drainage. Games scheduled here are with Detroit October 11 and Pittsburgh December 6. The Cardinal game, scheduled for Green Bay November 1, also may be shifted to Milwaukee.


JUL 6 (Milwaukee) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers nursed slight injuries which he suffered in an automobile crash north of Milwaukee during the weekend. Mrs. Irene Simmons, 40, driver of the other car involved in the collision, and her daughter, Eileen, 5, suffered minor hurts. Lambeau declined medical attention for the cuts and bruises he incurred.


JUL 6 (Green Bay) - An early season schedule of stiff competition confronting the Green Bay Packers may result in opening practice on August 8, a week earlier than originally planned. Addition of teams from the armed services to the Packers' schedule this season will pitch the squad into heavy competition preceding the league schedule, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau explained in announcing the change.


JUL 7 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau, coach of the Green Bay Packers, announced today his team will play the army's "Western" all-star team at Marquette stadium in Milwaukee Sunday September 13. Madison previously had been mentioned as the possible site of the game. Lambeau said approval had been obtained from Col. John Thomas Taylor, in charge of army emergency relief with the public relations office in Washington. All receipts will go to the army emergency relief fund. The Packers will begin training for the game and their NFL season August 8 at Green Bay.



JUL14 (Green Bay) - Signing of Lou Brock, a backfield star, and George Kuusisto, both veteran of the 1941 season,  today swelled the Green Bay Packer roster to a total of 14 players. Even if this were a normal year, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau would welcome this aggressive pair back to the ranks. With football players on the list of restricted items this season, Lambeau is highly pleased to have their contracts filed away. Brock is a distant cousin of center Charles Brock, who signed a contract some weeks ago. He has seen three years of service with the Green Bay team, improving each season. "Brock is too valuable a man to be left on the bench very often, so it is probable that he will see service this year at both the fullback and right halfback positions," Lambeau stated. "He is a good punter and a better than average passer." An injury to Brock the latter part of the 1941 season proved costly for the Packers. He played an important role in the game at Chicago Nov. 2, when the Packers overpowered the Bears, 16 to 14...IN PURDUE BACKFIELD: Brock played in the Purdue backfield for three seasons, and he was a member of the Chicago All-Star team of 1940. He is six feet tall, weighs 195 pounds and is 24 years old. During the offseason he runs a farm at Stafford, Kan. Since he is married, Uncle Sam is not likely to want him for military duty this year. Kuusisto, one of the many men the Minnesota Gophers have trained for the Green Bay team, came here last season. Weighing 230 pounds, he is a guard who should prove outstanding in the Packer line this year. He stands an even six feet in height. Like Brock, Kuusisto is not likely to be wanted in the army at present. He still is working in Minnesota this summer, and Lambeau found him in excellent shape on a recent visit there.


JUL 15 (Green Bay) - Northeastern Wisconsin fans will have a native son to cheer in the Green Bay Packer games this fall whenever Chuck Sample, former Appleton High school star, is in the lineup. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau said that the husky Appleton youth will play at either fullback or blocking back. He is the third backfield man and the 15th player to be signed for the 1942 NFL campaign. Sample is one of the greatest football players ever turned out at Appleton High. He was a constant threat in Fox River Valley conference games. Although he never played on a title team at Appleton, the Green Bay schools were relieved when he graduated. He started as a ninth grader and played through his senior year...PLAYED UNDER SPEARS: Following high school, Sample went to Toledo University, where he played under the famous Dr. Clarence Spears. Dr. Spears told Coach Lambeau that Sample proved to be an unusually good backfield man, and should make good in big time professional football. Last season Sample played with the Packers' farm club, the Long Island Indians. The Indians, who were coached by Verne Lewellen, former Packer great, won the championship of their league,


Don Hutson assists an unidentified young woman at the Packer Playdium, February 7, 1942.


1942 Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Sports Teams Mobil Gas Ink Blotter


1942 Curly Lambeau Signed Player's Contract (John Stonebraker) and Letter. It may seem far fetched, but in 1942 end John Stonebraker was paid a whopping $225 for each game played for the Green Bay Packers. Presented here is proof of that interesting salary tidbit, and it comes in the form of the USC alum's '42 Packers contract signed by legendary head coach and team co-founder Curly Lambeau. (Source: Heritage Auctions)


with Sample taking an important part. At present Sample is employed at Appleton...CONTACT OTHER PROSPECTS: Coach Lambeau is continuing his conferences with other prospects, and expects to have a full squad when he opens practice here Aug. 8.


JUL 15 (Green Bay) - Packer fans are responding very enthusiastically to the suggestion that they place their ticket orders early, it was announced today by Ralph C. Smith, director of sales. "We have had a large number of requests for season tickets," Smith said. "Fans appreciate the advantage of eliminating all ticket worries by making a single transaction and they realize that they have a fine selection of seats if they buy now. There also is a real saving in money if a season ticket is bought. For instance, there is a difference of $2.20 for 13 of the sections in City stadium." Season ticket prices range from $3.30 to $8.25 for three games - the Chicago Bears, Sept. 27, Chicago Cardinals Nov. 1, and Cleveland Oct. 18...BEAR GAME TICKETS: Smith also revealed that many fans are buying tickets for single games, including those in Milwaukee. An especially large number of orders have been received for the Chicago Bear game, many of them from cities such as Chicago, La Crosse and Eau Claire. In the event a season ticket holder is inducted into the army the unused portion of the ticket will be refunded, Smith announced. In care the federal tax is raised, it will not affect any tickets already purchased.


JUL 20 (Green Bay) - La Vern R, Dilweg, famous in Green Bay and throughout Wisconsin as a former football player, prominent as an attorney and businessman, announced this morning that he will seek the Democratic nomination for congressman in the Eighth District. Assemblyman Harold A. Lytle, Green Bay, had previously announced his candidacy for the nomination. Joshua L. Johns, the present congressman, is expected to seem the nomination on the Republican ticket. Dilweg's announcement included the fact that his law partner, Gerald F. Clifford, will act as the campaign manager, and included statements from both, Dilweg said: "I have always been a liberal Democrat, and have actively supported President Roosevelt. My campaign platform is short. I will, in every way, if elected, support the president of the United State, and render every assistance I can in the defense of this country, as a member of the congress."..."FOR DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES": "I am fully in accord with the principles of the Democratic party as announced in their convention at Fond du Lac on June 20, 1942, and I am fully in accord with the declaration of principles by the Committee for Liberal Action at Fond du Lac on July 12, 1942. If elected, I will carry out the duties of the office to the best of my ability. I invite the support of all who believe in actively supporting the president of the United States, and will thank you for any consideration you may give me." In supporting Dilweg's candidacy, Clifford, his campaign manager,


said: "Mr. Dilweg's candidacy is the result of a number of conferences had with various liberal leaders of the Eighth Congressional district. It was felt that it was absolutely essential to defeat Mr. Johns that some outstanding man enter the field. We believe in Mr. Dilweg that we have such an individual, and that all liberals may unite in the election of a congressman wholly committed to the support of the President of the Unites States and the National Defense program. Johns should be, and we believe, will be beaten, as we intend to carry the campaign to every precinct in the Eighth Congressional district from now until the polls close."



JUL 20 (Green Bay) - Left halfback Cecil Isbell, acknowledged by the NFL office as the most productive forward passers of all time, has signed a contract to play his fifth season with the Green Bay Packers. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, in announcing this latest addition to his steadily growing playing roster, expressed confidence that Isbell will continue to amaze the football world with his exploits. "I am looking forward to Isbell's best year," said the Green Bay mentor. "Great as he was last season, I still do not believe that he has recalled his peak in performance." Isbell is the seventh veteran and 16th player to sign a contract for Green Bay's 1942 campaign. The squad now includes two ends, three tackles, six guards, 1 center and four backs. Several additional men are expected to come to terms this week. Married, and the father of a daughter, Isbell, is not likely to be called for military duty for at least until after the close of the football season. He is engaged in a water softener enterprise in Manitowoc, where he makes his home when he is not playing football...HUTSON NOT SIGNED: Still unsigned is Don Hutson, Isbell's receiver in the majority of his tosses. Hutson was named the NFL's most valuable player last year. Isbell received highly deserved recognition last season by being named to the starting left halfback post on the NFL honorary team. He was of greatest benefit to the Packers as a forward passer, although he also was one of the team's leading yardage producers from the line of scrimmage. In his brilliant 1941 campaign, Isbell tossed at least one touchdown pass in every game, a feat unprecedented in the National league. He set a record with his 15 touchdown completions, and he established another mark in gaining a total of 1,479 yards on aerials...BREAKS BAUGH'S MARK: Officials statistics for 1941 show that Isbell attempted 206 passes and found his receiver in 177 of them for an average of .568. With those 117 completions, he shattered the mark of a fellow Texan, Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins. Baugh's aerial work for 1941, while great, did not approach Isbell in quantity not effectiveness. He attempted 193 passes and completed 106 for an average of .509. His total yardage was 1,236, and he pitched ten touchdowns. Although he attempted far more than Baugh, Isbell had only 11 of his passes intercepted by opponents. Baugh had 19 chalked up against him. Isbell ranked 11th on the list of National league ball carriers for the 1941 season. He lugged the pigskin 72 times for a total of 317 yards and an average of 4.4 yards. His longest gain was 24 yards...SCORES ONE TOUCHDOWN: The aerial artist also took a hand in the scoring last season with one touchdown. He now has 57 points to his credit on nine touchdowns and three points after touchdowns. At Purdue university, Isbell gained recognition on several Big Ten, midwest and national honor teams. He was named the most valuable player on the Chicago All-Star team of 1938, and was awarded a trophy symbolic of the recognition. Previous to being named to the first team last year, Isbell twice was mentioned for all-professional honors and another season he was elected to the second team...OBTAINED IN DRAFT: Lambeau obtained Isbell in the NFL draft of 1937. Arnold Herber was setting the league afire with his great passing at that time, but it was not long before Isbell was creating attention. In 1940, Isbell was well on his way to stardom. Lambeau's squad worries are by no means ended, but he believes that another two weeks will see him with the nucleus of a team capable of challenging anything the National league has to offer this season. Practice will begin about Aug. 8.


JUL 22 (Green Bay) - Earl (Bud) Svendsen, former Green Bay Packer center, has been named assistant head football oach at the University of Connecticut, according to an announcement by President A.N. Jorgensen. Svendsen will report Sept. 1 with the rank of assistant professor. He is married and the father of two sons. Last year, Svendsen, an All-American center at Minnesota, played with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He is the younger of the two Svendsens, both centers, who have played with the Packers. The other, George, was here last year and now is serving in the navy.


JUL 22 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau today announced as a major preseason coup the signing of Bob Ingalls, probably as great a center as ever wore the maize and blue of the University of Michigan, to a Green Bay Packer contract for the 1942 campaign. Ingalls was drawn by Lambeau in the NFL draft last December. He showed interest in Lambeau's offer to come to Green Bay, but held back until he learned his status with his selective service board. It now appears that Ingalls will not be called for military duty until the latter part of November, and it may even be possible for him to finish out the season...MUCH LIKE SVENDSEN: According to Lambeau and others who have seen him perform, Ingalls is much on the order of Bud Svendsen, a former star center of the Packers. He is larger than Svendsen, however, being six feet, two inches tall and weighing 205 pounds. "Ingalls' work in the annual East-West game last year was outstanding," Lambeau declared. "He played 60 minutes at center, and looked so good that I am confident he should fit into the Packer picture from the first minute. There is no question but that Ingalls was one of the outstanding centers in college football last year," the

Green Bay coach asserted...21 PLAYERS SIGNED: Lambeau now has 21 players on his roster. He has had a difficult time, finding enough available material this year, but believes that he will field a full squad when the team reports for its first meeting Saturday, Aug. 8. The initial practice session is schedule for the following Sunday morning.


JUL 28 (Green Bay) - Three additional men were added to the fast-growing roster of the Green Bay Packers today with the signing of Bill Lee, veteran tackle; Mike Bucchianeri, a guard who was injured here early last season; and Joel Mason, a combination back and end from Western State Teachers college. Twenty-four players now are under contract to the Packers. The squad is shaping up nicely, and Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau is confident that he will have a full working force when he holds his report meeting Saturday Aug. 8. Lee showed up at Lambeau's office Monday after he had deposited his wife, the former Rosemary Maloney of Green Bay, and sundry possessions at the apartment they have rented for the season. About 10 pounds lighter than when he left last winter, he appeared to be in excellent trim. He spent the past seven months in the cattle business. It will be Lee's eighth season in professional football. Captain of the Alabama Crimson Tide in 1934, he was with the Brooklyn Dodgers for two and one-half years before coming to the Packers in 1937. At college he was a teammate of Don Hutson, the Packers' famous pass receiver who as yet has not signed for the 1942 season. The big lineman played with the College All-Stars in 1935, and in college he won All-America honors. He stands six feet, three inches, weighs 235 pounds, and is 30 years old. Last year he played an outstanding role, and Coach Lambeau is highly pleased to have him back on the team. Bucchianeri is entirely recovered from the injury that forced him off the squad last season after a promising start. He appeared headed for a permanent berth until he received a concussion in a workout Sept. 17. Having gained about 15 pounds during the summer, he now weighs about 220. He is five feet, 10 inches in height, and 24 years old. A native of Monongahela, Pa., scene of the famous Whiskey Rebellion of 1794, Bucchianeri played great football in high school and then went on to win three letters at the University of Indiana. He was married shortly before he reported last season, and is likely to be exempt from military duty for some time, especially since he expects to become a father next month...TRYOUT WITH CARDINALS: The newcomer to the Packer ranks, Joel Mason, tried out with the Chicago Cardinals last season both in the backfield and at end, but was released because of a surplus of material. "That's what happens so often to promising, even excellent players," Coach Lambeau commented. "Every year each club is forced to let some of its best men to go when it comes time to cut the squad to 33 players. Because of his lack of experience, this is what happened to Mason." Lambeau lost no time signing Mason when he found that he was still anxious to play football. He weighs in six feet, one inch tall, weighs 197 pounds, and is 25 years old. Married and the father of a child, he also is not likely to be called for military service this year. Lambeau will use him either at end or in the backfield.


JUL 29 (Green Bay) - Stockholders of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., will hold their annual meeting in the supervisor's room of the Brown country courthouse at 8 o'clock tonight to transact important business and to hear - with more interest than ever this year - the discussion by Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the prospects for the 1942 campaign in the NFL. One statement in Lambeau's preview is sure to lay some fears to rest. Of the ten veterans still unsigned and available for action, only two are classed as holdouts at this time. They are halfback Tony Canadeo and quarterback Larry Buhler. The other eight veterans are Don Hutson, Ray Riddick, Larry Craig and Harry Jacunski, ends; Buckets Goldenberg, guard; Baby Ray, tackle, and Joe Laws and Andy Uram, backs. Lambeau is confident that all will answer the call for the opening meeting Saturday Aug. 8...24 UNDER CONTRACT: So far 24 players are under contract to the Green Bay club - two ends, three centers and seven backs. One of those listed as a backfield man, Joel Mason of Western State Teachers college, also plays end and may be used at that position if necessary. Besides the available veterans with whom Lambeau is negotiating, there are at least eight other players listed as good prospects. If all these men are placed under contract, Lambeau will have a working squad of 42 players. That would compare favorably with the number reporting in previous seasons. However, as even the casual observer might expect, Coach Lambeau has a nice piece of work cut out for himself this season. Many of the veterans, including players who were due for brilliant careers this fall, are no longer available because of the war. New material has been extremely difficult to locate and sign for the same reason...LAMBEAU OPTIMISTIC: Yet Lambeau's message is quite sure to be an optimistic one. He gave up his usual summer vacation entirely this year and concentrated building up a squad worthy of those that wore the Packer colors in years past. Although much remains to be done during the next few weeks, the results so far have been quite encouraging. One nice thing about the war, if you want to put it that way, is that it effects everybody to some extent. Lambeau realizes that all of the other nine clubs in the circuit have been hit, too, even if most of them not nearly so badly as the Packers. Lambeau would like to see Buhler and Canadeo back on the team, but the club is unable to meet their present demands. Buihler was in to see the coach this week, but left without accepting his best offer. "It looks as if we'll have to do without Larry this year," the coach commented....CANADEO TOO HIGH: Canadeo's request for pay, Lambeau states, is far out of line with what the club can give him. Tony was a likely-looking halfback in his first year, and Lambeau offered him a substantial raise in his salary. This was turned down, so Lambeau may be forced to put him up for trade. Lambeau had an appointment with Hutson for Tuesday, but the fleet pass receiver was called out of the city by the death of his grandmother. Hutson has been holding back of his business establishment here, the Packer Playdium, but Lambeau believes he will sign a contract as soon as he makes an arrangement to assure the safety of his investment. Goldenberg, who already has seen nine years of service as a guard, also has business complications. Once they are solved, Lambeau thinks, Buckets also will be ready to affix his signature to another contract...CRAIG ON WAY HERE: Craig is believed to be on his way to Green Bay for a conference with the boss, while Laws was to have met Lambeau for a huddle this afternoon. Baby Ray and Jacunski apparently have agreed to terms, but have not attended to the detail of signing their contracts. Nothing has been heard from Uram, but Lambeau isn't worried or even wondering. Uram is the type that doesn't like to be bothered with red tape, and likely as not will show up Aug. 8 quite unannounced and ready to claim his uniform. At present he is working in Minneapolis. Riddick, the other veteran, has been signed as a coach at Dartmouth, but Lambeau believes he will be able to effect some arrangement that will enable him to play with the Packers again. A definite answer is expected shortly.



JUL 30 (Green Bay) - Additional fire and spirit will go a long way toward making up what has been lost in experience and talent, Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau predicted at the annual stockholders' meeting of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., here Wednesday evening. "I have been forced to turn down about 15 good players who did not seem to have what we need in mental attitude," the coach declared. "This year we can't use any men who look upon football as little more than a job." Although the Packers have lost heavily because of the war, and replacements are hard to find, Lambeau asserted he will have a first team fully as strong as any in the past. The second team will be weak in a few sport, and the third definitely will be below the usual standard...MOST SPIRITED TEAM: "Spirit is at least 50 percent in a football team, and this year we are going to have one of the most spirited teams we ever have had," Lambeau said. "Other clubs in the league have been hit, too, so we should be in good shape for the season. I am not going out on a limb and predict a championship, since I don't know just how strong the other teams will be, but the fans are going to see an excellent brand of football." The meeting, efficiently handled by President L.H. Joannes, lasted somewhat under an hour, but it included Lambeau's address, the financial report, election of directors, and a thorough discussion of Packer business...ALL DIRECTORS RETURNED: All 21 directors were reelected by unanimous ballot. They included: Milan J. Boex, H.J. Bero, E.D. Bedore, G.W. Calhoun, Gerald F. Clifford, Fred L. Cobb, E.R. Fischer, Joannes, Leslie J. Kelly, Dr. W.W. Kelly, Lambeau, Fred Leicht, Harvey L'Host, Charles Mathys, John Moffatt, J.E. Paeps, G.A. Reimer, Ed Schuster, A.E. Schumacher, A.B. Turnbull and H.G. Wintjens. At the directors' session following the meeting of stockholders, the three others were reelected, including Joannes as president, Lambeau as vice president, and Jonet as secretary-treasurer. Wintjens was elected to the executive committee to succeed Dr. Kelly, who becomes an ex-officio member. Other members of the executive committee, besides the officers, include Leicht, Turnbull, Fischer, Clifford and Bero...SOUND FINANCIAL STATE: Jonet, in making his financial report, revealed a sound condition and a net profit of $6,525.57 for last year. Lambeau's attitude was one of optimism despite the fact that 16 players from last season are in the armed forces and that 18 of the 20 men drawn in the National league draft also are not available. The 1942 edition of the Packers should be stronger at guards and tackles. Center will not be quite as strong, but Lambeau expressed satisfaction at the return of Charles Brock, whose complaint last year was that he did not see enough action. Don Hutson and Harry Jacunski are still unsigned, but the coach is confident that they will be back at left end. Right end will be weaker if Ray Riddick does not return. Riddick, thinking that the league would not operate this year, signed as a coach at Dartmouth last spring. Now, however, he wants to play with the Packers again, and is attempting to make an arrangement with the Dartmouth authorities...LETLOW IS BACK: Although the Packers have lost the valuable services of Charles Schultz, Russell Letlow has returned to play in the line. Letlow, Lambeau stated, appears to be in top shape. Lambeau also expects exceptionally good work from Paul Berezney, Fordham, and Fred Vant Hull, Minnesota, as well as from several other rookies. "The outlook for the backfield at present is not quite so encouraging, although it is not as bad as it might appear," Lambeau continued. "We lost three fullback, but we had been contemplating a change in our play for some time anyway, and this will give us a good opportunity to do so." Lambeau described as "tough" the loss of Hal Van Every and Clarke Hinkle. Cecil Isbell has returned to his left halfback position, however, and Lambeau regards this as a major triumph. Newcomers signed for tryouts are expected to show up well...BETTER THAN MOST: "On the whole, I think we are better off than most of the clubs. The Chicago Bears will have many of their players back, but they lost George McAfee and Norman Standlee, and that is something George Halas can't laugh off." Signing of Eddie Kotal, former Central State Teachers college athletic director, as backfield coach was described  a wise move by Lambeau, since this year's team will require more coaching. Red Smith will continue as line coach.


JUL 30 (Green Bay) - Signing of two halfbacks familiar to Green Bay football fans, Joe Laws and Bob Kahler, today swelled the 1942 roster of the Packers to a total of 26. Laws, one of the smartest field generals ever to play with the Packers, will be returning to start his ninth season here when the squad reports Saturday, Aug. 8. Kahler is the promising rookie of 1941 who rounded out the season with Green Bay's farm club on Long Island. Coach Lambeau has assured himself that Laws is entirely recovered from the leg injury that plagued him a good part of the 1941 campaign. He is an excellent physical shape and Lambeau expects him


to play as well as ever. An alumnus of the University of Iowa, Laws was the Big Ten's most valuable player in 1933. The following September he was a starting halfback on the first College All-Star team to play in the now famous charity classic in Soldier field, Chicago. Laws wasted little time earning his salary with the Packers, and winning a place in the hearts of the fans at the same time. Only five feet, nine inches in height, his fine passing, receiving, elusive running and aggressive play seemed all the more amazing. He has taken over the signal calling duties from time to time with commendable success...HELPS BUILD SHIPS: At present Laws is working in the shipyards at Sturgeon Bay, but for the past several years he served as a physical education counsel for the NYA during the offseason. He is married and has three children. Kahler didn't quite make the grade with the Packers last season, but his work with the Long Island Indians have him valuable experience. Verne Lewellen, former Packer who coached the Indians, informed Lambeau that Bob really found himself during the latter part of the campaign. Married, and with a youngster in the family, Kahler apparently will not be called for military duty this year. He has been working in Seattle this summer, but will arrive here in time for the opening practice session. Speed and size are combined in Kahler's makeup. Despite his 200 pounds, distributed over a frame towering three and one-half inches over six feet, he can run the full length of the field in ten seconds flat - wearing a regulation football uniform!...TIES HURDLES RECORD: At the University of Nebraska, Kahler tied the IC-3A 70-yard hurdles record of 8.6 seconds. he has been clocked at 6.5 seconds in the 60 yard dash. Lambeau first was attracted to Kahler in the Rose Bowl game of Jan. 1, 1941. Although on the losing team, he was one of the stars. He is 25 years old. Kahler is the 25th player to sign a contract for the 1942 season.


JUL 31 (Green Bay) - Playing the Western Army All-Stars in Marquette university stadium instead of State Fair park in Milwaukee is regarded as a highly satisfactory arrangement by the Green Bay Packers, even though the seating capacity is somewhat less. The Packers are scheduled to play the service team Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13. Marquette university is practically in the heart of Milwaukee, while State Fair park is out in a suburb. In view of the restrictions on transportation, fans will find the Hilltop field more convenient. The stadium is a neat setup, seating 28,000 - and no seats are beyond the five-year line. The Packers won't make any money on that game; if anything, they lose a little. They will be reimbursed for railroad fare, hotel and meals, but that is all they'll get. All proceeds above necessary expenses will go to the army relief fund as a contribution to the war effort. Coach Curly Lambeau wants to set right any fans who may regard this game, and any others that pro teams may play with service teams, as easy picking. Indeed, Curly has said that the servicemen should win if they are as strong on the gridiron as on paper. The team with the Packers are to meet in Milwaukee will come loaded with talent. It will feature some of the outstanding collegiate and professional gridders of the past several seasons. Moreover, Lambeau points out, the team will have one of the best coaches in the country in Major Wallace Wade, late of Duke university. Two non-league games, with Brooklyn and Washington, are hanging fire. The Brooklyn game would be played in the east Aug. 29, while the tilt with the Washington Redskins would come off the following weekend, Sept. 6 or 7, in Baltimore. The Baltimore game, for navy relief, is not much more than a rumor at this stage. Lambeau tried to get the Redskins to come here, but because of traveling connections this would conflict with their schedule. Aside from needing additional players to complete the squad, Lambeau is pretty well set for starting the season. The candidates will report Saturday, Aug,. 8, and will have their first workout on the following Sunday. Trainer Carl (Bud) Jorgensen  has returned to work, and at present is supervising the cleaning and painting of the Packer quarters at City stadium. The Bluejay baseball team will use the facilities at East High school for the remainder of the season. Lambeau has assured himself that both the practice field and the playing field are in excellent condition. The stadium now seats about 25,000, an additional 1,600 seats having been installed under a WPA project late last fall.


AUG 1 (Green Bay) - First of the Packer rookies to show up for the 1942 season is Ben Starrett, a chunky, broad-faced chap with a burning ambition to earn a permanent berth on Curly Lambeau's squad as a blocking back. He lost no time getting out to the practice field for some preliminary work, even though Lambeau is not asking the players to report until next Saturday. Starrett seems to be in fine shape, but he's so anxious to make good that he figures some rigorous calisthenics every day won't do him any harm. He was bothered a little by one of those summer colds, and he wants to make sure that he'll be in top condition when the practice grinds really gets underway. During the past several months Starrett has been working in a shipyard at Wilmington, Del, as a member of the launching crew. The job paid him pretty good money, and the work wasn't too hard, but he'd much rather play a nice, bruising game of football. Starrett claims he still has a great deal to learn, but he is no newcomer to professional football. In 1940, his first year out of college, he played with the San Francisco Packers. Part of last season he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers, having been drawn in the NFL draft of the year before, and the rest of the season he played with the Wilmington Clippers. After playing four years of high school football at Santa Rose, Cal., Starrett went to St. Mary's college for two years. He then transferred to Louisiana State, continuing his work toward a degree in physical education. He still needs a few credits and hopes to pick them up soon. "I've always liked playing football, and certainly hope I make the grade with Green Bay," he declared on his arrival here. "It's my belief that pro ball far surpasses the college brand - better to watch and better to play, and I believe it is at its best with the Packers." Starrett saw the Packers play at Pittsburgh last season. That was right after the Steelers had released him, so he didn't get into the game. The only member of the Packer squad he knows personally is Mike Bucchianeri. Mike, a guard from Indiana, was severely injured here early last fall, but managed to play with the Clippers the latter part of the season, so the two became teammates. Starrett has few interests outside of football - and collecting pennies. He left the pennies back in Wilmington; they're too heavy to lug around.


​AUG 2 (Chicago) - The July sheet came down off the calendar Saturday and there on the August page were red circles around the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th. The pro football season is here. On Monday the Philadelphia Eagles will beat the other nine NFL teams to work by setting up training camp at Two Rivers, Wis., with approximately 50 men due to report. Thursday the New York Giants will move into Superior, Wis., for the third year and Saturday the Green Bay Packers will answer Coach Curly Lambeau's whistle on their home field. They'll be followed on August 9 by the Detroit Lions, drilling at Charlevoix, Mich., and on August 10 the six other teams will begin the practice grind. The Chicago Bears, with their immediate objective the College All-Star game August 28 at Chicago's Soldier field, will drill at Delafield, Wis. The Washington Redskins will be at San Diego, Calif., the Pittsburgh Steelers at Hershey, Pa., the Brooklyn Dodgers at Hun school, Princeton, N.J., the Cleveland Rams at Hiram college, Hiram, O., and the Chicago Cardinals at Carroll college, Waukesha, Wis. The first days of August send George Halas and Lambeau and Steve Owen and all the rest into a frenzy over charts and signals and rosters. And with but one change the head coaching lineup in the pro league will be the same this year. The exception is at Brooklyn where Mike Getto has replaced Jock Sutherland. At Pittsburgh, where the 1941 coaching brigade changed almost as rapidly as the panorama of a fireworks display, Walter Kiesling will be back where he ended last season. Halas will again boss the two-in-a-row champion Bears. Jimmy Conzelman will direct the Cards, Lambeau the Packers, Earl "Dutch" Clark the Rams, Bill Edwards the Lions, Owen the Giants, Earle "Greasy" Neale the Eagles and Ray Flaherty the Redskins. With the exception of Washington which will train on the west coast for the second yard, the rest of the league will stay in the Midwest or East, the heaviest congestion being in Wisconsin where five teams will work out. The league season will officially open on September 13 when Philadelphia goes to Pittsburgh and Cleveland and the Chicago Cards clash at Buffalo. It ends with three games on December 6, after which the playoff between champions of the eastern and western divisions will be held.


AUG 2 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L "Curly" Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers said today verbal agreements had been made for Packer exhibition games at Brooklyn with the football Dodgers on August 29 and at Baltimore with the Washington Redskins September 6 or 7. Arrangements were made by telephone, Lambeau said, and he is awaiting contracts. He had he was not sure whether the Baltimore game would be played on Labor Day, September 7. Lambeau said he understood the games would be benefits for one of the military or naval relief services.


AUG 4 (Green Bay) - Halfbacks Tony Canadeo and Andy Uram are headed for Green Bay and a contract session with Packer Coach Curly Lambeau. Uram expects to arrive Wednesday, while Canadeo is due to come in Thursday. Although Canadeo was reported to be dissatisfied with his contract, he is expected to sign after a meeting with Lambeau. Only three other regular backs are under contract - Cecil Isbell, Lou Brock and Joe Laws...START SECOND SEASON?: Provided they come to an agreement, Canadeo will be starting his second season, and Uram his fifth. Uram did his collegiate grid work at the University of Minnesota, and Canadeo was a star at Gonzaga. Lambeau has his desk cleared for a busy week, since a number of 1941 stars are expected in for conferences. Among the missing are Don Hutson, great pass snaring end and the NFL's most valuable player last year, and Harry Jacunski, also an end...16 ARE NEWCOMERS: The Cleveland Rams put Lambeau in an envious mood today when they announced that all of their players for the 1942 season have been signed. The Packers have 26 players under contract, but 16 of them are newcomers. The Green Bay squad will assemble at City stadium Saturday morning for a report meeting with the coaching staff. The gridders will plunge into their first drill Sunday. A number of players already have started working out at City stadium.


AUG 4 (Green Bay) - All teen members of the NFL will launch their practice sessions no later than next Monday, and a significant fact is that five of them will be headquartered in Wisconsin. That's a talking point for you Badger State boosters! The Packers, of course, will stay right here in Green Bay, Coach Curly Lambeau believing that is as good a place as any for the early season work. Visitors to Wisconsin will include the Chicago Bears at St. John's Military academy in Delafield, the New York Giants at Superior, the Chicago Cardinals at Carroll college in Waukesha, and the Philadelphia Eagles at Two Rivers. Washington's Redskins will leave the hustle and turmoil of the nation's capitol for a brief sojourn at San Diego, which is about as far as they can travel without leaving the continental limits of the United States. Other clubs will stay nearer home, the Detroit Lions going to a camp at Charlevoix, Mich., the Pittsburgh Steelers to Hershey, Pa., the Cleveland Rams to Hiram, Ohio, and the Brooklyn Dodgers to Princeton, N.J. First to start practice are the Philadelphia Eagles, at Wisconsin's coolest city. It has never been explained whether they go to Two Rivers to become inured to the frigidity of the National league cellar, since they often wind up in that position, or whether the cool temperature unfits them for the hear of the championship race. The Eagles opened practice Tuesday, and the New York Giants will put on their togs Thursday. Saturday the Bears will have their opening workout, and Sunday the Packers and Detroit get underway. The five other clubs have their initial practice sessions scheduled for next Monday. This year's squads will reveal the most sweeping changes in personnel since the National league was organized. Approximately 100 players of last season have entered the various branches of the armed forces, and a few others simply have retired from professional football. With 33 players permitted a club, that means nearly one-third of the veterans gone. A survey of National league forces will disclose, however, that most of the clubs will have their best men back. Unfortunately, this is not quite true of the Packers, although Curly Lambeau is confident that replacements will prove satisfactory. The Packers lead the circuit with 16 players - virtually half of last year's squad - in the armed forces. The champion Bears will have Clyde (Bulldog) Turner at center, Sid Luckman at quarterback and Bill Osmanski at fullback. Sammy Baugh is returning to Washington. Tuffy Leemans and Mel Hein still loom on the New York Giants' roster. One new coach appears this season, Mike Getto replacing Jock Sutherland at Brooklyn. Chile Walsh, an assistant under Jimmy Conzelman for the Chicago Cardinals last year, will work with for Dutch Clark at Cleveland. Bull Karcis, former New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steeler backfield star, is an assistant coach under Bill Edwards at Detroit. The change of most interest to Green Bay fans, naturally, is the addition of Eddie Kotal as backfield coach for the Packers. Kotal is an old Packer star, and is coming back after resigning his post as athletic director at Central State Teachers college in Stevens Point. George Berg, Green Bay East high basketball coach, replaces Kotal at Point. Coach Lambeau thinks the addition of a backfield coach will prove highly important this year. With a large crop of new material, Lambeau will have general supervision of the team, while Kotal will handle the backs and Red Smith will work with the linemen.



AUG 6 (Green Bay) - Arrangements to raise $75,000 for Army emergency relief through the Green Bay Packer-Army All-Star football game at Marquette stadium in Milwaukee Sept. 13 were completed at a meeting of Coach Curly Lambeau and Milwaukee civic leaders at Milwaukee Wednesday. A committee of Milwaukee businessmen was being organized today to help promote the game and solicit 1,000 contributors of $25 each. Each contributor would receive one reserved seat ticket. The top price on regular tickets probably will be $3.30. Lambeau stated that Marquette university officials have donated the use of the stadium and will handle the ticket sale. Tickets also will be sold at regular Packer agencies, and announcements on the sale will be made later. Neither Packer players nor members of the football organization will receive any pay for their services, Lambeau said. The stadium seating capacity is being enlarged to take care of 25,000 fans. Lambeau is working with William L. Coffey, manager of Milwaukee county institutions, and the Milwaukee county defense council. Interest is running sky high in Milwaukee, and Lambeau is looking forward to the greatest turnout for an emergency relief game in Milwaukee history. Frank Greenya, noted American Legion official from Milwaukee, who also heads the entire USO organization there, is taking an active part in promotion of the game. Two prominent Milwaukee civic leaders, both of whom played high school football in Green Bay years ago, will do promotional work, and it was quite a coincidence that Lambeau 'bumped' into them at a luncheon at the Schroeder hotel. They are Stub Clark, a quarterback at West back in 1912, and Phil Robinson, an East High grid great in 1911. Robinson will serve as assistant chairman or chairman of the ticket committee while Clark is a member of the speakers committee. With opening practice only two days away, Lambeau is confident that he'll have several more regulars in the field before the curtain lifts at the practice field adjoining City stadium at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. A number of veterans already have started workouts, running around the City stadium track and taking various kinds of exercises. Official league practice starts Sunday.



AUG 7 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson, the NFL's most valuable player, best pass catching end and greatest team player, will wear Green Bay Packer togs again in 1942 - his eighth season in pro football. Hutson walked into Coach Curly Lambeau's office in the Northern building Thursday afternoon, chatted for five minutes and then put his name on a Packer contract. Quieting talk that Hutson was a holdout because of the fact that he had signed two days before practice, Lambeau explained that "Hutson never was a holdout. We just didn't get a chance to talk over matters for this season. Hutson is enthusiastic about the coming campaign, and expects a great year."...OFFICIAL "GO SIGN": Signing of the former University of Alabama headlight puts somewhat of an official "go sign" on the Packers' initial practice scheduled at the field adjoining City stadium at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. It completed one of the most famous batteries in professional history - Cecil Isbell pitching and Hutson catching. Isbell, a Manitowoc businessman during the offseason, signed about a month ago. Hutson is the 27th player to sign but is the only veteran end on the roster at present. Lambeau is still dealing with Harry Jacunski and Larry Craig. Two other ends on the dotted line are John Stonebreaker, Southern California, and Earl (Swede) Ohlgren, Minnesota. A Green Bay son, Hutson will be "defending champion" of five records established during the 1941 season. He scored the most touchdowns in any player's professional career, 57; most touchdowns in one season, 12; most touchdowns on passes in one year, 10; most points in one season, 98; and most points in any player's career, 389...GREEN BAY HERO: Hutson


has been a hero in Green Bay ever since he arrived here in 1935. In his first pro start against the Chicago Bears, he caught an 87-yard pass from Arnie Herber to give the Packers a 7 to 0 victory. Ever since then Hutson has been in the National league sun. Opposing coaches soon came to consider him so dangerous that they rarely attempted to cover him with less than two men. The Bears, for instance, assigned three men to watch Hutson during the Western division playoff last December. A year-round trainer, Hutson is in excellent shape for the coming campaign, although he still must get toughened up. Hutson stands six feet, one half inch and packs only 185 pounds, a puny poundage compared to some of the league's giants..."BIG BUSINESS" TODAY: "Big business" in the person of Baby Ray, giant tackle, was scheduled today at Lambeau's office. Ray arrived Thursday and will talk over terms with end Larry Craig and backs Andy Uram and Tony Canadeo. The deck has been cleared for the opening practice. Trainer Bud Jorgensen and his assistant, Tim O'Brien, have made the training quarters ready, and the field, despite rain, is in good shape. Ten or 15 players worked out at City stadium this week running around the track and performing other exercises.


AUG 8 (Green Bay) - That great, big hunk of man - Buford (Baby) Ray - and two halfbacks, Tony Canadeo and Andy Uram, put their names on Green Bay Packer contracts Friday afternoon as Coach Curly Lambeau prepared to launch business at City stadium and areas near there today. Graduates of the Packer school, having finished four years apiece, Ray and Uram will be staring their fifth season in the pro type of football. Ray played tackle for Vanderbilt and Uram is a University of Minnesota alumnus. Canadeo is one of the few sophomores on the squad, having started last year after a brilliant career at Gonzaga university. Friday's contract talks boosted the roster population to 30, and left Lambeau in a healthy situation for the opening practice at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. The players gathered at training headquarters at 11 o'clock this morning to get instructions. The Packers now have 11 backs under contract, but only five of them are regulars - Uram, Canadeo, Cecil Isbell, Joe Laws and Lou Brock. Newcomers include Ted Fritsch, Stevens Point; Chuck Sample, Toledo; Don Miller, Wisconsin; Ben Starrett, St.. Mary's; Joel Mason, Western State Teachers, and Bob Kahler, Nebraska. Kahler was a star for the Long Island Indians, a Packers farm club, last year. Most important business of this week was signing of Don Hutson, giving Lambeau three ends. Others include rookies John Stonebreaker, Southern California, and Earl (Swede) Ohlgren, Minnesota. Harry Jacunski, veteran wing, still is unsigned. Lambeau announced Friday that Sunday's drill will not be secret, but that all further drills, unless announced as "open", will be held under cover. A huge crowd is expected to the opening workout. At least three new boys will be unable to make the opening drills. Tony Cianci, Florida guard, will not arrive until Sunday night because of transportation difficulties, while Bob Ingalls, Michigan center, and Clarence Herndon, Nebraska guard, are working out with the College All-Stars. Just to refresh your memory, something more about Ray, Uram and Canadeo might be in order. Ray is the giant of the squad, standing six feet, six inches tall and weighing some 245 pounds. Starting his fifth season here, Ray hails from Nashville, and operates a liquor store during the offseason. A native of Minneapolis, Uram packs about 190 pounds on a five foot, 10 1/2 inch frame. Like Ray, Uram will be starting his fifth season here. Uram, like cheese, has improved with age, and hit his stride last year. Canadeo is listed around the league as one of  the real finds. He stands an even six feet and weighs 190 pounds. His home is in Chicago, and he's a brother of Savvy, former St. Norbert college boxer. 


AUG 8 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers are in for a little double duty, and it's all because of Adolf Hitler and a few Japanese upstarts. Since this is a war year and there is a general player shortage, Coach Curly Lambeau told his gridders at a report meeting this morning at training headquarters that some of the players will have to play more than one position. Tony Canadeo, a left half by trade, has volunteered to switch to fullback, while Andy Uram, a right half during pre-war years, also will master the left half spot. Lou Brock may work from the right half and fullback spots. Although no names are available, Lambeau expects to have his linemen play more than one position...FIRST GAME SEPT. 13: The above instances are only a few that will be tried during the coming practice campaign which opens officially at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. The first game is booked for Marquette stadium in Milwaukee Sept. 13, with the Western Army All-Stars as the foes. After looking over his charges this morning, Lambeau stated that "we're ready to go, but, please, no predictions." He added that the squad is in top shape, physically and mentally. The usual instructions took up most of the meeting, although some time was spent in introducing the new "kids", all of whom are playing their first year in professional football. Lambeau suggested that the players play golf in the afternoon to toughen up their legs. The team will practice every morning from 9:30 to noon. "If we are behind, we'll hold two workouts a day."..."ALIVE AND AWAKE": Lambeau urged the players to be up by 8 o'clock in the morning "so that you're alive and awake by the time practice starts." He added that all players must be in bed by midnight, and suggested that they get in bed by 10:30. The Sunday practice, to be held in the field adjoining City stadium, will give Lambeau a chance to analyze his players. The gridders, in turn, will limber up and take out those winter kinks. The Packer pilot said that he'd give out a few plays - "something to think about for the ensuing practice sessions."

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