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The 1960 Green Bay Packers - 8-4 (1ST - Western Conference)

Head Coach: Vince Lombardi



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13 Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans    W 20-13    1- 0-0 17,400

22 New York Giants at Jersey City, NJ    W 16- 7    2- 0-0 26,500

27 M-CHICAGO BEARS                       W 35- 7    3- 0-0 35,118


5  G-ST. LOUIS CARDINALS                 W 35-14    4- 0-0 20,668

11 Dallas Cowboys at Minneapolis         W 28-23    5- 0-0 20,151

17 Washington at Winston-Salem, NC       W 41- 7    6- 0-0  8,000



25 G-CHICAGO BEARS (0-0)                 L 14-17    0- 1-0 32,150 153  77 155 151 Bart Starr          Jim Taylor (83)          Bart Starr (68)        Boyd Dowler (4-45)


2  G-DETROIT LIONS (0-0)                 W 28- 9    1- 1-0 32,150 255 109  69 203 Lamar McHan         Jim Taylor (151)         Lamar McHan (109)      Max McGee (3-61)

9  G-BALTIMORE COLTS (2-0)               W 35-21    2- 1-0 32,150 159  58 199 210 Lamar McHan         Paul Hornung (77)        Lamar McHan (86)       Boyd Dowler (4-55)

23 M-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-2)           W 41-14    3- 1-0 39,914 249 206  71  92 Lamar McHan         Jim Taylor (98)          Lamar McHan (183)      Max McGee (5-110)

30 at Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2-1)        W 19-13    4- 1-0 30,155 163 180 119 189 Lamar McHan         Jim Taylor (105)         Bart Starr (150)       Boyd Dowler (4-54)


6  at Baltimore Colts (4-2)              L 24-38    4- 2-0 57,808 151 275  95 309 Bart Starr          Paul Hornung (99)        Bart Starr (259)       Jim Taylor (6-36)

13 G-DALLAS COWBOYS (0-7)                W 41- 7    5- 2-0 32,294 165 226  99 161 Bart Starr          Jim Taylor (121)         Bart Starr (149)       Max McGee (4-79)

20 M-LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-5-1)            L 31-33    5- 3-0 35,763 203 181  73 132 Bart Starr          Tom Moore (105)          Bart Starr (163)       Max McGee (4-71)

24 at Detroit Lions (3-5)                L 10-23    5- 4-0 51,123 118  63 109 182 Bart Starr          Jim Taylor (62)          Bart Starr (100)       Max McGee (3-70)


4  at Chicago Bears (5-3-1)              W 41-13    6- 4-0 46,406 225 218  82 239 Bart Starr          Jim Taylor (140)         Bart Starr (227)       Two tied with 6 each

10 at San Francisco 49ers (6-4)          W 13- 0    7- 4-0 53,612 251  41  71  10 Bart Starr          Jim Taylor (161)         Bart Starr (41)        Paul Hornung (4-25)

17 at Los Angeles Rams (4-6-1)           W 35-21    8- 4-0 53,445  58 241 143 279 Bart Starr          Jim Taylor (42)          Bart Starr (201)       Max McGee (4-125)



26 at Philadelphia Eagles (10-2)         L 13-17           67,325 223 178  99 197 Bart Starr          Jim Taylor (105)         Bart Starr (178)       Two tied with 6 each

G - Green Bay  M - Milwaukee


The Green Bay Packers returned to the championship game for the first time since 1944, thanks to a powerful running attack, a record-setting halfback and a quarterback who had been ranked dead last in the NFL two years earlier. Jim Taylor rushed for 1,101 yards, breaking Tony Canadeo's team record. As a team, the Packers ran for 2,150 yards. Paul Hornung set an NFL record with 176 points. Bart Starr became the starter for good in Week 6, replacing Lamar McHan. Green Bay nearly missed out on the Western Conference title, when they had a 5-4 record, and sat a game-and-a-half behind Baltimore. The Packers then reeled off three straight wins, while the Colts and Bears collapsed. Unfortunately, the Packer magic fell short in the title game. The season was not without tragedy. 33-year old Jack Vainisi, who had been instrumental in acquiring the talent that returned Green Bay to the top, died in November of a heart attack due to rheumatic fever. The team's first president, Andrew Turnbull, died in October at the age of 76.


Willie Wood weighed only 160 pounds at USC, where he played quarterback, and he struggled through the last two seasons playing "hurt" with a severe collar bone injury. Wood's Boys Club coach, Bill Butler, wrote to the Packers, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Rams to seek a tryout for his friend. Only Green Bay responded. Vince Lombardi offered Willie a $6,500 contract with the understanding he would be trying out as a defensive back. Despite 24 defensive backs in camp, Wood made the team but had to settle for special team duty on the punt-return squad. When regular Jess Whittenton was injured in November, Wood got his first chance to start against Baltimore, and was quickly exposed by Johnny Unitas, who picked on Wood right away and rifled two touchdown passes to the superstar receiver, Raymond Berry. Wood would eventually become an eight-time Pro Bowler and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989. Wood is one of only thirteen undrafted players to have their busts in the Hall of Fame: 1946 Frank Gatski G Cleveland Browns (AAFC) - 1946 Lou Groza T-K Cleveland Browns (AAFC) - 1946 Marion Motley FB Cleveland Browns (AAFC) - 1946 Bill Willis MG Cleveland Browns (AAFC) - 1948 Joe Perry FB San Francisco 49ers (AAFC) - 1948 Emlen Tunnell DB New York Giants - 1952 Dick “Night Train” Lane DB Los Angeles Rams - 1960 Willie Wood DB Green Bay Packers - 1963 Willie Brown DB Houston Oilers (Cut during training camp by Oilers and then signed by Denver Broncos) - 1966 Emmitt Thomas DB Kansas City Chiefs - 1967 Larry Little G San Diego Chargers - 1970 Jim Langer C Cleveland Browns (Cut by Browns during training camp and then signed by Miami Dolphins) - 1984 Warren Moon QB Houston Oilers - 1990 John Randle DT Minnesota Vikings


Ken Beck          73   DT 6- 2 250 Texas A&M        2  2 25 12 1959 Trade-Cards

Tom Bettis        65   LB 6- 2 225 Purdue           6  6 27 12 1955 Draft-1st

Lew Carpenter     33   FB 6- 2 215 Arkansas         2  7 28 12 1959 Trade-Cleve

Dan Currie        58   LB 6- 3 240 Michigan State   3  3 25 12 1958 Draft-1st

Andy Cvercko      62    G 6- 0 240 Northwestern     1  1 22 12 1959 Draft-5th

Willie Davis      87   DE 6- 3 240 Grambling        1  3 26 12 1960 Trade-Cleve

Boyd Dowler       86    E 6- 5 220 Colorado         2  2 22 12 1959 Draft-3rd 

Bill Forrester    69   DT 6- 3 240 SMU              8  8 28 12 1953 Draft-3rd

Forrest Gregg     75    G 6- 4 250 SMU              4  4 26 12 1956 Draft-2nd

Hank Gremminger   46   DB 6- 1 205 Baylor           5  5 27 12 1956 Draft-7th

Dale Hackbart     40   DB 6- 3 200 Wisconsin        1  1 22 12 1960 Draft-5th

Dave Hanner       79   DT 6- 2 260 Arkansas         9  9 30 12 1952 Draft-5th

Larry Hickman     37   FB 6- 1 230 Baylor           1  2 28 12 1960 Trade-St.L

Paul Hornung       5   HB 6- 2 215 Notre Dame       4  4 24 12 1957 Draft-Bonus

Ken Iman          53    C 6- 1 230 SW Missouri St   1  1 22 12 1960 FA

Henry Jordan      74   DT 6- 3 250 Virginia         2  4 25 12 1959 Trade- Cleve

Gary Knafelc      84    E 6- 4 220 Colorado         7  7 28 12 1954 FA- Cards

Jerry Kramer      64    G 6- 3 250 Idaho            3  3 24 12 1958 Draft-4th

Ron Kramer        88    E 6- 3 230 Michigan         3  3 25 12 1957 Draft-1st 

Norm Masters      78    T 6- 2 250 Michigan State   4  4 27 12 1957 Trade-Det

Max McGee         85    E 6- 3 205 Tulane           5  5 28 12 1954 Draft-5th 

Lamar McHan       17   QB 6- 1 210 Arkansas         2  7 27 12 1959 Trade-Cards

Steve Meilinger   80    E 6- 2 230 Kentucky         2  4 29 12 1958 Trade- Wash

John Miller       72    T 6- 5 260 Boston College   1  4 26  5 1960 FA-Wash (59)

Tom Moore         25   HB 6- 2 215 Vanderbilt       1  1 22 12 1960 Draft-1st 

Ray Nitschke      66   LB 6- 3 235 Illinois         3  3 23 12 1958 Draft-3rd 

Dick Pesonen      48   DB 6- 0 190 Minnesota-Duluth 1  1 22 12 1960 FA

Bill Quinlan      83   DE 6- 3 250 Michigan State   2  4 28 12 1959 Trade-Cleve

Jim Ringo         51    C 6- 1 235 Syracuse         8  8 30 12 1953 Draft-7th 

Bob Skoronski     76    T 6- 3 250 Indiana          3  3 26 12 1956 Draft-5th 

Bart Starr        15   QB 6- 1 200 Alabama          5  5 26 12 1956 Draft-17th 

John Symank       27   DB 5-11 180 Florida          4  4 25 12 1957 Draft-23rd 

Jim Taylor        31   FB 6- 0 215 LSU              3  3 25 12 1958 Draft-2nd

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Jim Temp          82   DE 6- 4 250 Wisconsin        4  4 26  7 1955 Draft-2nd 

Fuzzy Thurston    63    G 6- 1 250 Valparaiso       2  3 25 12 1959 Trade-Balt

Emlen Tunnell     45   DB 6- 1 210 Iowa             2 13 35 12 1959 Trade-NY

Jesse Whittenton  47   DB 6- 0 195 Texas-El Paso    3  5 26 12 1958 FA-Bears

Paul Winslow      23   HB 5-11 200 N. Carolina Cen  1  1 22 12 1960 Draft-13th

Willie Wood       24   DB 5-10 185 USC              1  1 23 12 1960 FA

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 FA - Free Agent

1960 PACKERS DRAFT (Unknown to keep it secret from the AFL)

RND-PICK NAME                  POS COLLEGE

1  -   5 Tom Moore              HB Vanderbilt

2  -  17 Bob Jeter              HB Iowa

3  -  29 to Chicago Cardinals for Lamar McHan

4  -  41 to Cleveland Browns for Henry Jordan

4a -  51 Dale Hackbart (A)      DB Wisconsin

5b -  53 to Cleveland Browns for Bob Freeman

6  -  65 Mike Wright             T Minnesota

7  -  77 Kirk Phares             G South Carolina

8  -  89 Don Hitt                C Oklahoma State

9  - 101 *-Frank Brixius         T Minnesota

10 - 113 to Chicago Cardinals for Ken Beck

11 - 125 Ron Ray                 T Howard Payne 

12 - 137 Harry Ball              T Boston College

13 - 149 Paul Winslow           HB N.Carolina Cen

14 - 161 Jon Gilliam             C E. Texas State

15 - 173 Garney Henley          HB Huron 

16 - 185 *-John Littlejohn      HB Kansas State 

17 - 197 Joe Gomes              HB South Carolina

18 - 209 Royce Whittington       T SW Louisiana 

19 - 221 Rich Brooks             E Purdue 

20 - 233 Gilmer Lewis            T Oklahoma 

A - from Detroit Lions for Ollie Spencer * - Juniors


MARCH 13 - S Bill Butler, RB Don McIlhenny and DE Nate Borden selected by DALLAS in expansion draft

MAY 15 - Traded E Fred Cone to DALLAS for 1961 10th round choice

JULY 19 - Acquired DE Willie Davis from CLEVELAND for E A.D. Williams

JULY 24 - Released Jim Ward, Roger Wypyezynski, HB John Meroney, HB Bill Shippen, T Marv Rader and T Harry Ball. FB Jim Hurd placed on injured reserve.

AUG 22 - Traded 1961 8th round choice to CLEVELAND for FB Bob Jarus

AUG 23 - Traded OG Kirk Phares to DALLAS for undisclosed draft choice. Placed HB Don Herndon and OL Earl Cornish on waivers.

SEPT 9 - Traded conditional draft choice to ST. LOUIS for FB Larry Hickman

SEPT 13 - Placed LB Joe Hergert, HB Don Brown, FB Bill Jarus and T Ron Ray on waivers.

SEPT 22 - Traded DB Bob Freeman to Philadelphia for 1961 4th round choice



JAN 2 (Worcester, MA) - George L. Carey, former assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers, died Friday. His age was not available. Carey came to Wisconsin as head football coach at St. Norbert College at De Pere in 1919. He joined the Packers a year later and remained through the 1921 season.


JAN 3 (Houston) - Lou Rymkus, line coach of the Los Angeles Rams, signed a three-year contract as head coach of the Houston Oilers of the new AFL. A native of Royalton, IL, Rymkus, 40, played high school football in Chicago and went to Notre Dame. He was a standout on Frank Leahy's first undefeated Irish team in 1941 and his teammates voted him most valuable players on the squad in 1942. Rymkus played seven years in the NFL and played in seven championship games. He was with the Washington Redskins in 1943 when they won the Eastern Division. After two years of military service, he played six years with the Cleveland Browns starting in 1946. Rymkus started his coaching career in 1953 as an assistant at Calgary in the Canadian League. He then spent four years as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers. He moved to Los Angeles in 1958.


JAN 4 (Lincroft, NJ) - NFL Coach of the Year, Vincent T. Lombardi, came in for more prominent honors Sunday when a fieldhouse at Christian Brothers Academy was named in his honor. Lombardi, head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, received a bigger surprise than if the Packers had wrapped up the Western Division championship when he detected what was happening at the new school. Friends of Lombardi worked quietly on the project for months and were successful in keeping it an airtight secret right up until dedication time. The Vincent T. Lombardi fieldhouse is well equipped to handle the up and coming athletic program which the school will soon inaugurate on a full scale basis. Many friends and former employees of the pro coach of the year were on hand - much to Lombardi's surprise. Heading the list were owners Jack and Wellington Mara of the New York Giants, in addition to Alex Webster, one of the stars of the team. Jerry Atkinson, a member of the executive committee of the Packers, represented the Green Bay organization. Atkinson praised Vince and conveyed his appreciation to the Mara family and to Lombardi's friends for giving up a valuable coach to the Packers. Yogi Berra, New York Yankees' catcher, headed a list of celebrities from the sporting world, who also included Alex Wojciechowicz and Johnny Druze, members of the famous Seven Blocks of Granite of Fordham University, who were Lombardi's teammates. The Rev. Timothy Moore, who was athletic director of St. Cecilia High School where Lombardi coached and had a record of 36 straight wins, praised Lombardi to the hilt.

JAN 4 (Minneapolis) - Jubilant over the AFL's withdrawal from the Twin Cities, National League backers moved today to build a war chest and a unified front in their bid for an NFL franchise here. The American League announced Sunday it has abandoned its fight to put a franchise in Minneapolis-St. Paul because of "hostility" on the part of NFL forces and what founder Lamar Hunt called "sabotage" of the franchise in Minnesota. Hunt confirmed in Dallas that Joe Foss, league commissioner, had full approval of AFL owners in granting Twin Cities franchise holders permission to withdraw. Less than two months ago, the league refused to permit a Minneapolis-St. Paul pullout...SOUGHT PHIL BENGTSON: "I am sorry that events have forced this situation," said E.W. Boyer, one of the Minneapolis-St. Paul owners. "We tried to make a go of the AFL franchise here. We tried to hire a coach - Wayne Robinson and Phil Bengtson, defensive coach of the Packers, were two of the men we sought - but we couldn't give them assurances that the National League wouldn't be operating here in 1960." Miami and Atlanta were mentioned as possible replacements in the AFL. While Hunt renewed his accusations against the National League, Boyer carefully steered clear of any blame pointing. It is understood here that he may join the combine that is seeking an NFL franchise for Minneapolis-St. Paul...MADE BY HAUGSRUD: Boyer and his partners, H.P. Skoglund and Max Winter, posted $25,000 in earnest money when they joined the league. Boyer said he didn't know whether the money would be recovered. National League forces made their first overall move to come into the Twin Cities in November when NFL officials notified local interests 10 of 12 owner would vote for a Minneapolis-St. Paul franchise in 1960. This would be in addition to the proposed new Dallas franchise. An application for a NFL franchise in Minnesota has been made by a group headed by Ole Haugsrud of Duluth, owner of the old Duluth Eskimos in the NFL. The National League will act on this and other applications later this month. Minneapolis-St. Paul signed at least three players before deciding to call it quits. The three - quarterback Sam McCord, guard Bob Parker of East Texas State and tackle Claude Boyette of Texas Southern - will be released from their obligations and their names placed in a draft pool.


JAN 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The pros are rubbing elbows with the amateurs this week. And, among other items of Packer interest today, we note a new ticket price hike hint and another rookie award for Boyd Dowler. Coach Vince Lombardi and Aides Phil Bengtson, Norb Hecker, and Bill Austin - plus Business Manager Jack Vainisi, who also doubled in the draft, are populating the national collegiate convention in New York. Where's Red Cochran, the backfield coach? He's freezin' with the rest of us in Green Bay - but not for long. Red will go to Mobile, Ala., shortly to get thawed out for the Senior Bowl game Saturday. And Verne Lewellen? He just returned from hot Arizona where he covered the All Star and Copper Bowl games. All NFL coaching staffs annually make the NCAA meetings and this year the American League mentors will add to the two-hotel (Manhattan and Astor) lobbying. The Packers will get first-hand information on hot draft prospects for picking next November - or whenever the next draft is held. Where's Tom Miller, the publicist? He's right in the middle of Packerland dropping little hints that the Packers have found it necessary to increase the price of tickets, starting in 1960. Along with higher prices, there's the possibility of increasing the seating capacity at City Stadium. The reasons behind both moves are expected higher veterans' salaries - resulting from the successful '59 season and higher salaries for rookies due to competition from the other league. In addition, the league may increase the game guarantee from $20,000 to $30,000 - thus raining the entire standard of game revenue. The new program will be explained in detail when the club issues its annual financial statement early in March. Incidentally, Packer ticket prices in '59 were lower than they were in '50. Try that on your shopping list! Dowler, who was named rookie of the year by the Associated Press two weeks ago, received the same honor from the United Press International today. A big winner in the AP poll, Boyd won the UPI honor by one vote. Only two votes separated the top three. Dowler received seven; Nick Pietrosante, Lion fullback, six; and Billy Stacy, Cardinal safetyman, five. Tommy Davis of the 49ers, John Lovetere of the Rams, J.D. Smith of the Eagles and Richie Petitbon of the Bears each grabbed two votes. The other five votes were split among five halfbacks, Bernie Parrish of the Browns, Dick Haley of the Redskins, Joe Morrison of the Giants, and Eddie Dove and Dave Baker of the 49ers. Pietrosante won the rookie of the year award given annually by the Sporting News and Dowler was ranked down the list. Pietrosante gained 447 yards rushing on 76 carries and 140 stripes on 16 pass catches. Oddly enough, Nick had his best day against the Packers Thanksgiving Day. He reeled off 134 yards in 17 trips. Dowler had his hands (catches) on the ball only four times and stretched 104 yards that happy Turkey Day. 



JAN 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Remember Randy Duncan? The Iowa All-America was the Packers' first draft choice a year ago. On the premise that he wanted to play only two years anyway, Duncan then passed up a shot with Green Bay in favor of Canadian football at Vancouver. Randy made a speech in Des Moines Wednesday and said he is "seriously considering" deserting the Canadian pros for a trial with Green Bay. He spoke before the Des Moines Sports Writers Assn. Duncan, who reportedly signed a two-year contract with Vancouver, said "the rule that a team must make 10 yards in three plays instead of four changes your philosophy of play calling. There's no room for the waste play which we formerly used to set something else up. We all try for the long one each time we run a play." he pointed out, via the UPI, that the emphasis on the forward pass and the wide field actually put a player like himself at a disadvantage. Although a great passer, Duncan is not rated as a good runner and when he goes back on a play, everyone knows a pass is coming, the UPI commented. "A guy like Kapp (Joe Kapp, formerly of California) can roll out on a wide field and either run or pass," Duncan said. Duncan, thought not a Cunningham, did considerable running at Iowa. Randy's remarks are rather ironical in view of a comment by Tobin Rote, the former Packer QB and runner, who signed Wednesday with Toronto after a pay hassle with Detroit. Rote, via the AP, told Canadian fans: "I am happy with my contract. I have watched quite a few Canadian games and like it very much. There's a nice wide field for running, and I always like to run with the ball." And speaking of speeches, Boyd Dowler, the Packers' rookie of the year, was the principal speaker at the Cheyenne, Wyo., Rotary Club Wednesday. He left Cheyenne (his home) today for a six-month tour of duty with the Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Dowler said he's looking forward to the formation of the new AFL - not that he is entertaining any idea of jumping, because "the new league will give far more college stars a chance to make pro football." Boyd told the Rotarians "the main difference between college and pro football is specialization." Dowler, a QB at Colorado, was converted to an end...The Packer coaching staff, with the exception of Red Cochran, is at the NCAA meeting in New York. Working with Vince Lombardi, Phil Bengtson, Bill Austin and Norb Hecker is Jack Vainisi, the business manager who also is in scouting. Cochran will scout the televised Senior Bowl game Saturday afternoon in Mobile. The Packers have three players in the game, headed by first draft choice and signee Tom Moore, a halfback who will play with the South team. The Vanderbilt ace could be a key figure on the team coached by Weeb Ewbank. The other two are with the North team - Don Hitt, a center from Oklahoma State, and Mike Wright, Minnesota guard. Hitt was the Packers' eighth draft choice; Wright No. 6.


JAN 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Stadium Commission Wednesday asked the Green Bay Packer Corp. to agree to a 1960 rent increase for City Stadium to provide a lighting system good enough for high school football at a cost of $28,000. The commission asked Fred Leicht, Packer representative on the commission, to open negotiations with Vince Lombardi, Packer general manager, when Lombardi returns to Green Bay next week. The action came at a session attended by Mayor Roman Denissen, Russell Way, superintendent of schools, and Nick Dallich, superintendent of school buildings and grounds. The $27,000 lighting addition would provide two poles and standards behind the east stands and add a rack of lights to two poles erected in 1958 behind the west stands. This system was described as good enough for high school games, Packer intra-squad games and for use during afternoon games in late summer...ESTIMATE COST $90,000: Estimates obtained by the commission place the cost of an ultimate lighting system at near $90,000. The 1958 project also included lights under the stands. The Packer Corp. had offered to open talks on rent changes in February, but the commission Wednesday agreed that any light system planning should begin at once. The Packers are committed to paying $30,000 rent yearly, which is half of the annual payment on the $960,000 stadium bond issue and interest on this half. The city bought the land itself and borrowed $150,000 more to finish the stadium. City Atty. Clarence Nier, commission president, said interest and principal costs would total $77,000 and that the stadium operational budget next year is $22,720...CALLS FACILITIES GOOD: "For $30,000 a year, the Packers are getting a doggone good facility, I don't think the commission would be remiss in asking for more rent," Nier said. (The 1960 city budget estimates stadium revenue at $21,000, most which comes from concession operation which the commission awards on bids.) Denissen said it should be remembered that voters were told in the 1956 stadium referendum that the stadium would be used by the high school on the side of the city where it was built as well as the Packers. Premontre High School also would be able to use City Stadium if it had lights, he said. "This was a promise which was made to the people of Green Bay. I think we must carry it out. I think it is urgent that we proceed with plans for lights at least good enough for high school football," Denissen said...WEST STADIUM NEEDS: Way and Dallich reported it was only a matter of time before money would have to be appropriated for major rebuilding at West High Stadium. They said there would be no point to spending money both at the high school field and at City Stadium. The commission raised the question of Board of Education participation in paying for City Stadium lights, but the point was left open until the Packers indicate their attitude toward the rental increase request. In 1959, the Packers voluntarily added $20,000 to their rental agreement. This money was used for building an additional toilet and office building at the stadium. The commission Wednesday also granted permission to the county to erect two light poles 180 feet west of Oneida Street to light the lower stadium parking lot used during events at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Cost is estimated at $5,000.



JAN 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Tom Moore was signed to a Packer contract just about 24 hours after he was drafted last Nov. 30. Thanks to magic of the telephone and the airplane! That may sound like stale news and idle chatter but the Packers' quickness in officially registering their first choice becomes hot copy these days when half the clubs (maybe more) face the prospect of losing their first picks to the AFL. Moore was picked about 10 o'clock in the morning, Packerland time, by Coach Vince Lombardi at the draft in Philadelphia. Verne Lewellen got the phone message immediately and was in flight by noon toward Nashville where Moore's school, Vanderbilt, is located. Lewellen chatted with Moore that night - before the draft was even finished, and signed him the next day. "Nice kid," Lewellen recalled today, "and he's anxious to play with us. He is a strong looking athletes and he's interested in playing pro football for a long time." Moore also heard about Green Bay from Baby Ray, the former Packers, and Art Guepe, former Marquette star, who are Vanderbilt coaches. In fact, Ray still spend an occasional summer vacation on 


the bay. Actually, only three first draft picks have been announced as signed - Moore, the Cardinal's George Izo of Notre Dame, and the 49ers' Monte Stickles of Notre Dame. Reportedly in the fold are the Browns' Jim Houston of Ohio State, the Bears' Roger Davis of Syracuse and the Eagles' Ron Burton of Northwestern. Three of the remaining six have signed AFL contracts. Two have signed contracts with both leagues and may be the centers of legal battles and one is leaning toward the new league. Quarterback Richie Lucas of Penn State, the Redskins' first pick, has signed with Buffalo. Tackle Ron Mix of Southern California, the Colts' top selection, went to the Los Angeles Chargers. Fullback Jack Spikes of TCU, the Steelers' first choice, signed with Houston. Halfbacks Billy Cannon and Jack Robinson, both of LSU, signed with the Rams and Lions, respectively, and AFL clubs of Texas. The NFL clubs are ready to go to court to protect their investments. The Giants are having trouble signing Lou Cordileone, Clemson tackle...AGAINST STONE WALL: The NFL is up against a stone wall in dealing with their draft choices - at least the top two or three choices. AFL clubs are offering certain employment - in other words, non-release (locked-in) contracts. Clubs in the NFL won't (except in the case of a Jim Thorpe and then maybe) give "sure" pacts. It would be unfair to the veterans and just plain poor business to gamble that two or three horses will be winners. The AFL is dishing out fantastic amounts for certain key players, Lucas is supposed to have received a three-year no-release pact for 50Gs. Cannon has something similar - with a dental business on the side. So what happens if Lucas doesn't pan out or if some Joe from Podunk beats him out? Joe might want one of those lockups, too! Lombardi said recently that "we'll not pay a rookie more money than the veteran is getting in that position." The Packers figure to lose some of their draft choices because of "impossible" situations. "Some of those kids are talking bonuses and non-release contracts. Can you imagine that," Vince said the other day. The signing of Moore looks like a better stroke of business every day. Incidentally, he'll be playing for South in the TV'd (Channel 5) Senior Bowl Saturday afternoon. The Packers' No. 2 choice is Bob Jeter, the halfback from Iowa, who is reportedly going to the country most Iowa athletes call their pro home - Canada. There's a story going around that Jeter already has signed up north but would like to come back to dear old Green Bay. Play out your option, Bob! That reminds us. Randy Duncan, the Pack's first pick last year who went to Canada, said Wednesday that he was seriously considering quitting the north in favor of trying out with our Packers. Thursday, he reminded folks that he has a two-year contract in Canada. Ho hum!


JAN 8 (Miami Beach, FL) - Owner George Marshall of the Washington Redskins today accused NFL owners of favoring expansion to Dallas and Minneapolis as a means of "destroying" the proposed American League. And he warned that such a policy could only haul the NFL into the federal courts on charges of monopoly. The outspoken Redskins president, leading figure in the NFL for 28 years, said that if the other owners defy him and go through with their expressed plans at their meeting here starting Jan. 20, it would: Subject the NFL to federal charges that it is a monopoly; upset the NFL's present balanced schedule and its lucrative television program; seriously interfere with the colleges which are the "incubators of professional talent." "The only reason for expansion I've heard from other owners is that we could destroy the other league," insisted the voluble Marshall. "If that is the only reason, then we are guilty of monopolistic practices. No one can give me an intelligent reason for adding a couple of new franchises." In Chicago, owner George Halas of the Chicago Bears disagreed with Marshall that expansion would lay open the NFL to antitrust action. "Our intent," he said, "was to expand when competition among our clubs began to equalize itself on an extremely high level and we have reached the plateau."


JAN 9 (Dallas) - Joe Foss, commissioner of the AFL, has made a direct appeal to the owners of NFL clubs not to destroy his fledgling pro circuit. Lamar Hunt, founder of the AFL and owner of the Dallas club in the new loop, Friday made public a letter which Foss sent Wednesday to the 12 NFL club owners and Austin H. Gunsel, acting commissioner of the NFL. Foss, in his letter, charged that NFL leaders drove the AFL out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area that "the same wrecking crew had intensified its efforts against the new AFL team in Dallas." The AFL commissioner said that if the NFL sincerely wants to expand, it can and should direct its efforts toward citi4es which the AFL does not propose to serve. "We earnestly desire to be your good neighbor, working in parallel enterprise to promote professional football," Foss wrote.



JAN 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Kirk Phares worked a first and Vince Lombardi grabbed off a second today. Phares is the first lineman to be announced as signed for '60 by the Packers. And Lombardi, the Pack's general manager and head coach, has been named Coach of the Year for the second time, thus making it super official. Phares is a 21-year old, 6-2, 235-pound tackle from the University of South Carolina. He was the Packers' seventh draft choice. One other player has been announced as signed - halfback Tom Moore of Vanderbilt, the first pick. Pack Offense Line Coach Bill Austin is happy to note that Phares has been rated by pro scouts as an excellent in-the-line blockers, who can also pull and trap. Phares will be used as an offensive guard. Called South Carolina's No. 1 prospect, Phares hails from Norfolk, Va., where he starred at Granby High. Lombardi was elected in a landslide 29 out of 36 votes as NFL coach of the year by the Associated Press last Dec. 22. Sunday, the United Press International named Lombardi coach of the year. Vince received 18 of the 31 votes cast by sportswriters. Buck Shaw of the Eagles and Red Hickey of the 49ers tied for second with five votes each. The other three votes went to Jim Lee Howell of the Giants. The Packers now have two representatives who have swept the AP and UPI honor boards. Boyd Dowler, the Bays' ace end, was named rookie of the year by both wire services...Five Packers are training with the West All Stars for Sunday's Pro Bowl game in Los Angeles. They are Paul Horning, Em Tunnell, Jim Ringo, Bill Forester and Forrest Gregg. Tunnell was named as a bonus player for West....Six major services select all-pro clubs and Jim Ringo, the Packers' sure and hard working center, made all of them. He was on the first team of the all-pros selected by Hearst, NEA, New York Daily News, AP, Sporing News and UPI...BRIEFS: Coach George Wilson says Nick Pietrosante will carry 150 times and gain close to 1,000 yard s- no mean trick for a sophomore...Joe Kuharich, the Notre Dame coach, is among the leading candidates for the Ram job; he's on the inside track...Joe King, the New York World-Telegram writer, picks Paul Hornung as the "comeback player of the year" in the NFL...Packer coaches were back at the grindstone today. Lombardi, Phil Bengtson, Norb Hecker and Bill Austin were at the NCAA meeting in New York last week and Red Cochran scouted the Senior Bowl game in Mobile Saturday...Wonder why Coach Weeb Ewbank played Tom Moore at flanker in the Senior Bowl? We must find out!


JAN 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Minneapolis-St. Paul will make a million dollar pitch for a franchise in the NFL at the league's meeting in Miami next week. Official announcement of the Twin Cities' bid was to be made later today. Here's the story, via a solid source: A large delegation, headed by city officials of Minneapolis and St. Paul, will invade Miami with the official application. A plane will be chartered for the trip. The Twin Cities will make a unified bid. The franchise would represent three groups - Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth-Outstate. Minneapolis is putting up $600,000, St. Paul $300,000 and Duluth-Outstate $100,000. Thus, the franchise will have a cool $1,000,000 as a starter toward a future in the NFL. The team already has a stadium set - the new Metropolitan Stadium where the Packers annually play an exhibition game. The Cardinals played two league games there last season. The major problem is getting Minneapolis and St. Paul together and observers there claim this is the first time the rival cities ever got together on anything. Next in line was the problem, of getting an official release from the AFL. Twin Cities originally planned to end the AFL - in fact, that league's first draft was held in Minneapolis - but the circuit withdrew, opening the door for a shot at the NFL. Release from the AFL - in writing - has now been received. The NFL has strong support in the Twin Cities since that area has annually received a taste of "live" National League competition - plus TV of Packer games. The Packers have played there off and on for the last 20 years. The Twin Cities' application will be signed by Max Winter of Minneapolis, one of the TC's most ardent backers of pro football, and Ollie Haugsrud, a Duluth sportsman, who held a franchise in the league for Duluth back in the '20s. The late Bert Bell promised Haugsrud that if the NFL ever granted a franchise to Minnesota, it would go to him. Ollie now is a sort of honorary applicant. The National League is interested - at least most of the clubs are - in adding two franchises, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dallas. M-S delegates have no assurances that they'll leave Miami with a franchise but they plan to make a strong bid and possible "sell" the league on the idea. 


NFL representatives are expected to have a big fight on expansion, based chiefly on the arguments of Redskin Owner George P. Marshall, who is opposed to adding any new clubs now. The Packers, GM-Coach Vince Lombardi said the other day, are in favor of expansion. The Minneapolis-St. Paul team would be another natural rival for the Packers - just as the Bears and Cardinals. The problem of realignment of divisions will enter into discussions of expansion. And this could be a hot potato because the Western Division clubs like those big paychecks out of Los Angeles and San Francisco. At any rate, Minneapolis-St. Paul is waiting in the wings - with a million bucks!


JAN 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "Better than Ken Gray" That's what Mike Michalske calls Ronald Ray. Ray, the Packers' 11th draft choice, was announced as signed for the 1960 season today by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi. Ray was drafted on the high recommendation of Michalske, the onetime Packer and all-time pro guard who keeps an eye on southwest players for his "alma mater." Mike also recommended Gray, who practically tore up the Packer training camp in '58. Ken was cut but now has a home with the Chicago Cardinals. He was a Card defensive end that year and last season played regular offensive guard. Michalske calls Ray "an aggressive and strong football player," which is a mouthful for quiet Mike. Ray and Gray, incidentally, played at the same school - little Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas. Gray was the Packers' sixth choice in 1958. Ray, who stands 6-4 and packs 237 pounds, was highly praised by the Howard Payne publicity department. The school's press book said this: "Ron is definitely the most savagely brutal member of Howard Payne's football team. He is really aggressive and has played a top brand of ball all three years." A member of the Lone Star Conference team, Ray will be a candidate for Packer defensive end or tackle. The Texan is the second lineman signed this week. Lombardi announced the inking of Kirk Phares, a guard from South Carolina, Monday. The only other draftee named as set is Tom Moore, the Vanderbilt halfback who is the first pick...The UPI named John Unitas as the outstanding player of the year in the NFL. The Colt star got 20 of the 31 votes. Jim Brown was a distant second with three. Charley Conerly, Bobby Layne and Raymond Berry each received two. J.D. Smith and Pat Summerall got one apiece. Unitas, who received the same award from the AP, lists study and practice as the two main reasons for his improvement since joining the Colts, "I study my play book an hour or more a night during the season and I practice throwing to our receivers about a half to three-quarters of an hour a day."...Did you notice Paul Brown's quote the other day? Rather amusing. Here 'tis: "Green Bay won seven and lost five, so they closed up the town and celebrated. The Cleveland Indians finished second in the American League baseball race and everybody thought they did a whale of a job. The Cleveland Browns finished in a tie for second and everybody thinks we laid an egg."...The Packer board of directors saluted Lombardi with a rising vote of applause for the Bays' showing in '59 at their annual winter meeting at the Beaumont Hotel Tuesday noon.


JAN 13 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals of the NFL Tuesday announced two of their assistant coaches - Walt Schlinkman and Wally Lemm - have resigned. Managing director Walter Wolfner said he knew no reason why the two had decided to quit. Schlinkman, formerly of Texas Tech who played with Green Bay and the Cardinals, was assistant coach on offense.



JAN 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Much as it pained him, Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi revealed today that Bob Jeter is definitely lost to Canada. It has been known for some time that Jeter had been "committed" up north but there was always that hope for a reversal. Hence, the delay in the announcement. The University of Iowa flanker back, who was to be Green bay's answer to Lenny Moore, will play at Vancouver, which is quarterbacked by none other than Randy Duncan, also of Iowa. Duncan, you know, was the Packers' first draft choice a year ago. Lombardi didn't say but you can bet it'll be many years before the Packers draft anybody from Iowa. "Before we drafted him, he told us that he would play with Green Bay if we drafted him. We had that word from him," Vince sizzled. Later, it was discovered, that Jeter has been signed with Canada before the draft last Nov. 30, he added. "If anyone has any information on to deal with such a case, I wish he would step forward and tell me," Lombardi said. The plain fact of the matter is that Jeter "erred" (that's a kind word) twice by (1) telling the Packers that he would play in Green Bay and then (2) submitting himself to contract talks with Green Bay. This, despite the fact that he had already signed in Canada! Anyhow, Vancouver how has an entire Iowa backfield, with Duncan, Ray Jauch, George Fleming and Jeter. The Packers figure to lose several of their draft choices to the American League - chiefly resulting from outstanding bidding. Lombardi says he will not pay a rookie more than the veteran is receiving in that position. Vince has announced the signing of three draft choices thus far. The No. 1 pick, and the most important, already is in the hopper - halfback Tom Moore of Vanderbilt, who has signed 24 hours after he was drafted. Also inked are the No. 7 and No. 11 choices - Kirk Phares, South Carolina guard, and Ronald Ray, Howard Payne tackle. Draft choices 3, 4 and 5 were given up in the Lamar McHan, Hank Jordan and Bob Freeman trades, but the Bays got a No. 5, Wisconsin quarterback Dale Hackbart, in the Ollie Spencer trade. Hackbart won't be touched though since he'll play baseball. The sixth choice is Mike Wright, the tackle from Minnesota who played well in the Senior Bowl last Saturday for the winning North team...Lombardi left today for Miami and a chance for a brief rest before the "early" meeting over the weekend. The NFL convention officially opens Wednesday. Packer President Dominic Olejniczak will leave Saturday. Much of the discussion in selecting a commissioner likely will take place over the weekend and the league hopes to have a successor to the late Bert Bell for the start of the parley...Lombardi had hoped to follow the Miami meetings with his vacation, but he abandoned that idea due to an appointment in New York Jan. 26. On that date, Lombardi and a few other noted graduates of Fordham will be given special achievement awards by the University at special ceremonies.


JAN 14 (Boston) - Joe Foss, commissioner of the new AFL, took a couple of mild, verbal swings at the established NFL. He said the new professional league is considering Atlanta, Miami, Oakland and at least two other cities for its eighth member. He did not identify the other two. Asked if the NFL is considering expansion to Atlanta, Foss replied: "Well, they might as well try for a 1.000 batting average. They've tried to move into every other place we've been." He said the eighth member of the league would be selected by the end of the month, "maybe earlier." The vacancy in the league was created when Minneapolis turned in its franchise after the NFL indicated it may expand to that city. Foss said he felt that the NFL was attempting to block the new league in its fight for existence, but added he was "very optimistic." Foss said the NFL expansion plans came to light only after the new league was born. He said Dallas and Minneapolis had attempted to obtain franchises in the NFL. "As late as last year, those people were told by the NFL that they didn't have a chance, they were just wasting their time," Foss said. "Then Mr. (Lamar) Hunt organized a new league and the National League - I think it was Mr. (George) Halas made the statement - said it planned to go into Minneapolis and Dallas."


JAN 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Our town is home for two active professional football players who don't perform for the Packers. That's unusual! One is homegrown Soup Campbell, the former West High star who now linebacks for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The other is city-convert Babe Parilli, the former Packer who now plays for Ottawa of the Canadian league. Parilli, a native of Rochester, Pa., has a major interest in these parts since his wife, the former Priscilla Perkins, hailed from West De Pere. Babe first became a Packer back in '52. Campbell is loafing around for the moment; in fact, he just returned from Texas. "I'm going back to school (Marquette) in February to finish out my degree. I'll get it in June," Campbell said. Parilli is dabbling in baseball for now. He's helping Bob Conrad, general manager of the Dodgers, on some of the detail in preparation for the '60 season. "I'll be going out to VPI for a month to help coach as usual this spring," Parilli said. The onetime Kentucky All-American is wondering about playing in the new American League. "I don't know if the new league will recognize the Canadian contracts. The National League and Canadians have a gentlemen's agreement on veterans but that new league may go out and get some of us Canadians," Parilli said. Parilli, of course, could put his ability and experience to good use in the new league. But Babe confessed that he "liked Canadian football. It's real different and fast - not much time to be changing signals at the last second." Barring "something" from a team in the new circuit, Parilli said he's figuring on playing at Ottawa next year. The Roughriders have an option for his service for 1960. Babe will be meeting up with an old "friend" next season. That would be Tobin Rote, the former Packer and Lion who signed with Toronto recently. Ottawa and Toronto play in the Eastern Big Four, which means that they'll be opponents at least twice. Babe and Tobin were quarterback teammates with the Pack in 1952-53. Ottawa was the best comeback team in Canada last season. After losing the first five games, the Riders, with Parilli in the saddle, won eight straight games and 10 of their last 11. The only loss was 26-24 to Hamilton in the Eastern Division playoff. Ottawa has one former Packer - Al Romine who, Babe said, did well on defense and pass catching. Campbell came through another rough campaign with nothing but "a bump on the nose." This is mentioned because Soup had suffered plenty of injuries at Marquette and thus was "supposed" to be injury prone with the pros. Campbell went the distance for two seasons now and the "nose" is the extent of his hurts. Score another victory for the pros' no weekday scrimmaging! During Soup's MU period, they scrimmaged so often the squad was half battered up with injuries before game time. Campbell pointed to the tough loss to the Bears as "the game that beat us out of second place money." That game was televised back in Green Bay while the Pack was on the West Coast and folks here are still commenting on some of the tough officiating breaks against the Steelers. "No comment," said Soup. Campbell has been pretty much of a fixture at left linebacker for the Steelers. That's the side where most of the action is because most backs run to the their right. And there's plenty of running action in that Eastern Division. "We play it tough out there," Soup laughed!



JAN 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Football man or legal expert? Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas, St. Louis or Miami? As you know, we are referring to (1) the selection of a NFL commissioner and (2) expansion of the NFL from its present 12 teams to 13, 14, 15 or 16 teams. These two topics will represent the meat and potatoes of next week's NFL meeting in Miami. While the official action doesn't commence until 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, unofficial discussions are in progress in various rooms of the Kennilworth Hotel now. Packer GM-Coach Vince Lombardi is in Miami already and Packer President Dominic Olejniczak was scheduled to arrive today. The league hopes to get the commissioner business settled so that the new czar can start knocking knuckles bright and early Wednesday - or at least by noon. "If we don't get a commissioner selected before the meeting, we'll be in Florida until next summer," Lombardi quipped before leaving. Finding a copy of the late Bert Bell, the lovable commissioner who died last October, will be impossible because Bert was a combination legal and football expert. He played pro ball, coached it and owned a team. He knew the problems of the player, the coach and the owner. And Bert thought and operated like a legal beagle. "Marshall Leahy (attorney for the 49ers and noted in his field in San Francisco) is the favorite son," Lombardi said, adding "he knows the league and has worked with the league. He would be an ideal man." The problem is to pry Leahy loose from his legal practice on the west coast. If that's impossible, it's likely that Austin Gunsel, the present acting commissioner, will be a compromise selection. Gunsel, one-time FBI agent, knows the league, having worked with Bell in the league for almost 10 years. The selection of a commissioner could be a simple matter compared to that of expansion. The league recently voted 11-1 to expand, the lone dissenter being George Marshall of the Redskins. It takes a unanimous vote to expand and Marshall hasn't changed his mind. George Halas of the Bears, leader of the expand movement, hopes to change the league's by-laws, making it possible to enlarge the league on a 10-12ths vote. Lombardi said he feels that the league will expand and pointed out that "we are in favor of a larger league." The question of expansion might hinge somewhat on the activities of the rival American League, which already has hollered "uncle" in Washington. One of the AL complaints was that the NFL is going into their territory, referring to the league's interest in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dallas. "They did a little invading, too," Vince said, pointing out that the AL went into New York (Titans) and Los Angeles (Chargers) without asking anybody's permission. And now the new league's trying to get into Oakland, which is just across the bridge from San Francisco. The question of division alignment may also stand in the way of expansion. If Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dallas are added, what division would they play in? The Western? This might require shifting Detroit and Baltimore to the Eastern. Does Green Bay want to lose those lucrative visits to Detroit and Baltimore? That's just one problem - at least a "local" one. St. Louis is reportedly hot for a franchise. And that city has a better stadium setup than Minneapolis-St. Paul. What to do? Miami would open a new frontier and wouldn't that city be warmer than Minneapolis? The business of expansion carries all sorts of problems. Maybe that's why the league has selected no closing date for next week's meeting.


JAN 18 (New York) - Vince Lombardi, head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers, will receive a Fordham College Alumni Association award at the association's 106th annual dinner here January 26. Lombardi, a 1936 graduate of Fordham, was recently named Coach of the Year in the NFL. The awards are given to alumni who win distinction for themselves and their college through professional accomplishments in eight categories: sports, science, education, business, law, public life, communication arts and medicine.


JAN 18 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - One word - alignment - could be the key to whether the NFL expands this year. The league's executive committee met for an hour Sunday night and in a lone action voted favorably to consider at Wednesday's annual meeting franchise applications from Dallas, St. Louis, Miami and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Acting Commissioner Austin Gunsel said a majority vote of the executive committee - comprising one representative from each of the 12 clubs - passed the action. He refused to disclose the vote but a reliable source said it was 10-2...SCHEDULE PROBLEM, TOO: The word "alignment" crept into the picture when several club owners were asked just what they meant by favoring expansion. The owners, who declined to be identified, said they thought the league should expand if a satisfactory alignment of the two conferences could be agreed on. For example, the Eastern Conference, now composed of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Washington, Chicago Cardinals and New York, wants the champion Baltimore Colts switched from West to East in any expansion plan. This could throw a major road block in the path of expansion plans led by George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears. Also, an agreeable schedule and method of allotting players to new clubs would be necessary before new teams were admitted. The vote to consider the four franchise applications was cast along the lines of expansion feeling in the 40-year old pro league. Ten clubs have indicated a desire to consider expansion now. George Preston Marshall of Washington and Walter Wolfner of the Cardinals are against adding any team. Marshall remains firm in his belief that the league should stay a 12-club circuit...A LOSING FIGHT?: However, he could be waging a losing fight unless he gets at least one more team to join the Redskins and Cardinals in the minority opinion. The strategy of the others is to pass a constitutional amendment under which 10 of the 12 votes would be required for expansion. A unanimous vote is necessary now. Marshall is hoping the New York Giants will join him. Wellington and Jack Mara of the Giants say they are undecided on expansion. They want to hear specific plans first. It was learned that Gunsel, who was named acting commissioner last October after the death of Bert Bell, and Marshall Leahy, San Francisco attorney, are leading candidates for commissioner. A source said Gunsel possibly holds a 7-5 edge. It takes nine votes to elect.


JAN 18 (Los Angeles) - The accurate arm of Johnny Unitas, the dogged defensive play of Gene (Big Daddy) Lipscomb and the talented toe of Paul Hornung proved a winning combination in the 10th annual Pro Bowl. The West walloped the East 38-21 Sunday for its sixth triumph in the NFL's all-star series. A crowd of 56,876 in the Coliseum saw Baltimore's Unitas named the game's most valuable player, toss three touchdown passes - all in the first half - for a new Pro Bowl record. Green Bay's Hornung scored one touchdown, kicked a field goal and five conversions for a total of 14 points - another record. The West's defensive line was led by Baltimore's Lipscomb, named the game's top lineman. They held the East running game to a scant 59 yards.


JAN 18 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Jon GIlliam, the Packers' 14th draft choice, has signed a Packer contract for 1960, Head Coach-GM Vince Lombardi announced today. The 6-2, 215-pound center and linebacker received honorable mention in the all-Lone Star Conference as a junior in 1958 and made the Dallas News All-Time college team in 1959. Jon has had his sights set on becoming a pro football player since his junior year in high school. He has good speed and is considered by pro scouts and coaches to be aggressive and tough. Gilliam, 21, played at Hillcrest High School in Dallas where he now makes his home.



JAN 19 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers could lost at least six veterans under one of the expansion plans being kicked around on the eve of the NFL convention here. The 1960 parley opened at 10 o'clock this morning and the first order of business was election of a new commissioner to fill the vacancy created by the death of Bert Bell last October. The next order of business at sessions in the Kenilworth Hotel will be expansion of the league to 13, 14, 14 or 16 teams. Four cities have applied for franchise - St. Louis, Miami, Dallas and Minneapolis-St. Paul. At least two owners are against expansion - George Marshall of the Redskins and Walter Wolfner of the Cardinals. But the "yes" forces, led by George Halas of the Bears and including the Packers, are expected to win out and add two new teams. If two teams are added, how will the new clubs be "stocked" so that they will be able to compete on a fairly even basis? Many share-the-wealth ideas have been booted around but the following plan seems to have captured some backing: Each of the present clubs would set down an "untouchable" list of 20 or 22 players from its final 1959 roster of 36 active players. Names of the remaining players would be thrown into a hopper and the two new clubs then would hold a draft. Each of the two new clubs would be permitted to draft three players from each of the 12 present...HAND-MADE TEAMS: Thus, each new club would obtain a roster of 36 veterans and each old club would give up six players. And two new cities would have practically hand-made teams. There would be some sort of cost, of course, and that likely would be based on the value of a franchise. In other words, a new city just isn't getting a team and going into business for free. And that's one of the reasons Minneapolis-St. Paul has raised $1,000,000. Quick now, try making up an untouchable list of 22 Packers. And then imagine losing six of the remaining 14 players. Who would go? While allotment of players seems like a major problem in expanding, the big stumbling block likely will be alignment of the two divisions. The Packers, represented by President Dominic Olejniczak and Coach-GM Vince Lombardi, will vote against any form of alignment that would take the club out of the Western Division. The problems of alignment, "distribution" of players, and schedule might well have been worked out already and merely are awaiting final approval - pending a favorable decision to expand.



JAN 20 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Charley Burton is sports columnist for the Dallas News. Hadn't seen him since '52 when the Dallas Texans were losing in the NFL. Said he Tuesday evening after everybody's elbow got good and tired: "Going to dinner with some friends, won't you join us. You might find it interesting." Charley's friends turned out to be Bunker Hunt, brother of Lamar Hunt, who started the rival AFL, and a couple of drawling attorneys who work for Lamar and Joe Foss, commissioner of the AFL. They all spoke Texan. All we knew about Texese was what we learned from Dillon, McIlhenny and other similar drawlers. Bunker hailed transportation from the Kenilworth Hotel and directed the drive to place called Maxims, where the steaks and prices are thick. This was like Hitler living at the White House - even for Burton, who hoped the NFL would take in Dallas in one breath and in the next felt that Bunker and Lamar were fine fellers and why shouldn't they have their own league to play with. The program started slowly with such light subjects as the weather, oil wells, the ocean and plane crashes. This was interrupted by a foursome approaching the adjoining table. This group looked strangely familiar - Dan Reeves, majority owner of the Rams; Vic Morabito, owner of the 49ers; Lou Spadia, general manager of the 49ers; and, for goodness sakes, Marshall Leahy, the No. 1 candidate for commissioner of the NFL. Fancy meeting you here, gents! We felt strangely uncomfortable but decided to bring it all in the open by introducing the NFL stalwarts to the scribe from Texas and the "enemy" agents. The two foursomes shook, exchanged polite greetings and returned to their respective tables - out of earshot. One of Hunt's lawmen, Bob Dedman, said he was anxiously awaiting what "your league does on expansion," adding: "I have any number of lawyer friends who asked me to promise them a chance to work on the anti-trust case if the National League goes into Dallas. It's an open and shut case - a sure thing. The government couldn't rule any other way but for our league. We'll start proceedings right away if the NFL goes into Dallas." One of the complaints made by the NFL is that the AFL went into Los Angeles and New York - already established strongholds of the National. Hunt promptly answered: "My brother felt that those two cities were large enough to support two teams. We know we won't hurt the Giants (New York) and Rams (Los Angeles) if we go into their cities. We decided not to go into San Francisco because that city isn't large enough. But Lamar is trying to get a team into Oakland. That's actually larger than San Francisco. Most people don't know that." Young Bunker, who's in Florida to look into some of his wealthy family's holdings, said, "We took a look at Milwaukee and I remember Lamar saying that 'We don't want to go into Green Bay's territory.' We had hoped to start a team in Minneapolis, though." And Dedman chimed in: "Green Bay is the most refreshing and wholesome happening in all American sports. We all in Texas hope they'll remain part of professional football forever." The "enemy" delegation didn't speak like an enemy. We got the impression that they'd rather stay their distance and run their own league - and maybe join the NFL in some sort of a joint college player draft. That probably would be far in the future, but the AFL is hoping. The Ram and 49er group said their goodbyes and best wishes and departed. We followed a few minutes later and parted at the hotel where today the battle of Texas might be fought. It was a wonderful pre-battle meal!

JAN 20 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - This historic meeting of the NFL which opened here today brings back sharp memories of the darkest period in Packer history - just 10 years ago now. Remember January of 1950? Curly Lambeau had left the head coaching job he held for over 30 years, the Pack was practically busted and was just starting out on a drive to raise new working capital, and player personnel was at a low ebb. There were many folks in the league who figured the Packers couldn't last. Contract that with the situation here today. Green Bay is one of the real solid clubs in the league. And four or five larger metropolises are fighting to get in. And their chance today didn't look too good. Miami is scheduled to speak its piece today. Representatives from Dallas, Minneapolis-St. Paul and St. Louis reported on their situations Tuesday. "They told us about their financial backing, the owners and the stadium setups," Packer General Manager Vince Lombardi said. St. Louis reportedly offered the most interesting deal, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul. One group didn't think too much of Dallas' setup but due to the other league's plans for Dallas, that city would be a necessity if the NFL expands. It is reported that Atlanta will also ask for a hearing. Eaton Chalkley, attorney and a member of Atlanta Sports, Inc., has approached Halas concerning an Atlanta bid. This is the same organization which obtained a franchise in the Continental Baseball League. Lombardi, who is  here with Packer President Dominic Olejniczak, said the league didn't figure to come up with any concrete news today. "It'll be mostly discussion," he said...TALK IS AGAINST MOVE: The talk in the Kenilworth Hotel Tuesday night was that the league won't expand, period. "If that happens, this thing could be over Thursday," Vince laughed. George Halas of the Bears, leader of the expansion forces, may get some unexpected opposition - other than outspoken George Marshall of the Redskins and Walter Wofner of the Cardinals. The Giants may kayo expansion. Owner Jack Mara of New York has been noncommittal to date. He has declined to take a stand until he knows more about the possible league alignment and other factors. It's known that the Giants would like to play more clubs now in the Western Division. And this could put a crimp in the whole proceedings. There are two conflicting provisions on expansion in the NFL constitution. One says it takes a unanimous vote to expand. The other says that 10 votes can amend the constitution. The first effort will be to amend the constitution so that 10 votes are enough for expansion. But if the Giants go with Washington and the Cardinals, Halas won't have his 10 votes. Marshall may make his fight early in the proceedings. The constitution also says that the order of business at the annual meeting "shall be as follows: roll call, reading of the minutes of the last meeting, admission of new members..."...MUST VOTE FIRST?: Marshall will try to insist that the vote on expansion come before any attempt can be made to amend the constitution. He and Wolfner then could veto expansion at least for this year. This brought up some speculation that the league might delay expansion until 1961, and then admit four teams, including St. Louis and Miami as well as Dallas and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Lombardi commented Tuesday night that "if we're going to expand our league, we might as well do it right away." Halas isn't giving up without a new fight. He returned to Miami Tuesday night from Chicago where he attended the funeral of the wife of Assistant Coach Paddy Driscoll and called a special meeting of 10 clubs in his suite. "He invited everybody but me and Wolfner," Marshall stormed in the lobby late Tuesday night. Lombardi expects the meeting to last a considerable time if the league expands. "Then we'll get into alignment, scheduled and just about everything," Vince pointed out...WIRE FROM JOE FOSS: While the clubs occupied themselves with expansion and implications, they considered a wire from Joe Foss, commissioner of the new AFL. The telegram could be a bombshell. Here it is: "So long as inter-league relationships are kept on a two-way street, please advise all NFL teams I will require all existing valid NFL contracts be respected by all AFL teams. No tampering with players either under contract or option will be permitted. I will be pleased to resolve any existing conflicts in meeting with NFL commissioner on Jan. 26, 27 or 28." There had been some concern in the NFL that the new league might attempt to sign NFL veterans, although wiser heads figured that it would be suicide. This statement of policy would seem to eliminate that fear. The business of electing a new commissioner may not be resolved at the start of the meeting, although it is hoped to name a chief the first day. It will be either Marshall Leahy, the San Francisco attorney, or Austin Gunsel, present acting commissioner. Gunsel had the inside track since Leahy doesn't want to leave 'Frisco and his law practice. A number of amendments will be introduced during the meeting. One will be presented jointly by the Packers and the Lions - a proposal to increase the league-game guarantee from $20,000 to $30,000. This likely will pass without difficulty. Another amendment could set the cost of a franchise at $600,000, which would include the $25,000 application fee. The remainder would be paid off in three years.



JAN 21 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The NFL is floundering around in high seas without a captain - and Bert Bell is missed more each hour here. The league is trying to select a commissioner to replace the late Mr. Bell, who usually (1) let the owners fight until they were exhausted and then (2) settled the issue with one command. The clubs are scrapping right now and they're exhausted - but there's nobody around to put the foot down...HEAR PITCH FROM MIAMI: The battle to elect a "captain" started about 11 a.m. Wednesday - an hour after the league heard a pitch from Miami to enter the league. The 15th round in the commissioner fuss ended at 11:30 Wednesday night - with no decision. "No, it's not chaos," Packer representatives Dominic Olejniczak and Vince Lombardi agreed. "We just can't agree on the right man." Lombardi figured the commissioner will be elected in this afternoon's session, which will start at 1 o'clock. There was no meeting this morning. Fifteen ballots were taken on the commissionership and Marshall Leahy, the San Francisco attorney, led each one. Austin Gunsel, the acting commissioner, ranked second in the first 10 or so until the big break Wednesday night. The eighth ballot of the night session finished with Leahy getting seven votes and Baltimore general manager Don Kellett four, with one abstaining. This was unofficial but it was learned from Joe Donoghue, the league's assistant treasurer who was temporary chairman during the meeting, after a press conference in which he said there would be no announcement...GUNSEL NOW DEAD: The appearance of Kellett's name on the ballot indicated that Gunsel was dead and the Baltimore executive had taken his place. Kellett, who is recuperating in Florida from illness suffered after the Colts' championship victory, may be the darkhorse who could win the commissionership. Kellett is not here but he likely will show Thursday, which could be the reason for no meeting this morning. Donoghue did a complete about face in revealing the vote. He had revealed four ballots in the afternoon session and the clubs reprimanded him for doing it. He conducted a brief press conference after Wednesday night's meeting and stated "I can't tell you a thing other that no commissioner was elected." An hour later, Donoghue suddenly popped the Kellett name into the picture. Leahy is solidly backed by a large group that includes Green Bay despite the fact that the West Coast executive will insist on moving the league office to San Francisco. He already has agreed to give up his law practice. The Kellett faction is headed by Carroll Rosenbloom, who apparently switched from Gunsel to Kellett along with the Redskins, Cardinals and Bears. The millionaire owner of the Colts feels strongly about keeping the present league office force intact. Under Kellett, Gunsel undoubtedly would remain in the league office. So would Bert Bell,Jr...BROUGHT COLTS TO TOP: Kellett, former three-sport star and later basketball coach and athletic director at the University of Pennsylvania, is credited with a major role in building the Colts from NFL doormats to NFL champions. A native of Brooklyn, who in 1934 had a nine-game trial with the Boston Red Sox, he is regarded as a forceful, able administrator. In addition to playing basketball and baseball at Penn, he was a halfback on the football team. Earlier Wednesday, the league favored Leahy by 8-4 and 7-5 over Gunsel in three successive ballots and then voted 8-3-1 for Leahy, with Paul Schissler, the pro bowl operator, getting a token vote from George Marshall. The surprise Wednesday afternoon when Art Rooney, the Steeler owner and a staunch friend of Mr. Bell, switched from Gunsel to Leahy, bringing on the 8-4 vote. A three-fourths vote is required to elect a commissioner - or a 9-3 vote. However, the league bylaws also state only a quorum of eight is necessary for an official meeting, meaning that a three-fourths vote of eight clubs could elect a commissioner. If, for instance, a bitter stalemate ensued - and that's possible - a commissioner could be elected with some of the clubs out of the meeting room. This isn't likely but it's possible. It's vital that the league elect a commissioner - or at least commit itself to a candidate soon. Too many scares are developing among some of the owners. They may take a long time to heal...Expansion? Reportedly, the word wasn't even mentioned during the commissioner discussions....Wednesday's meeting opened with the presentation of Miami's franchise case by George B. Storer, a local promoter who sits on an Orange Bowl committee and formerly owned the Miami baseball team. Storer displayed giant pictures of the Orange Bowl, and distributed sales pitches on this Florida area. Storer was scheduled to follow similar talks by representatives from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas and St. Louis Tuesday but he was unable to get back from New York in time. All four cities have made official application for membership. Expansion could come up tonight - if the commissioner problem is worked out...Gunsel made the commissioner's report following Storer's story and noted that the league lost four officials during the past season - Mr. Bell, Tim Mara of the Giants, Walter Halas of the Bears and Bill Hilgenberg of the Bears. Gunsel also noted that the league broke its attendance record for the eighth straight year - gates for the 72 league games hit 3,140,409 fans, or an increase of 134,285 over a year ago.


JAN 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers today announced signing of their 13th draft choice, halfback Paul Winslow, of North Carolina College. Winslow, 5-11 and 210 pounds, had been a regular end for three seasons before being moved to halfback at the North Carolina school in his senior year. He averaged 4.5 yards per carry on 90 rushes and picked up 404 yards in nine games. As a junior end, he caught 13 passes and as a senior halfback he grabbed five. Pro scouts called Winslow, graduate of P.W. Moore high school, Elizabeth City, N.C., the best back playing for a Negro school. His college coach, Herman Riddick, called him the "best back I have ever seen."



JAN 22 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Austin Gunsel didn't gain a vote on the 14th and final ballot Thursday night, but he might win the commissionership of the NFL today by default. The present acting commissioner, who stepped in when Bert Bell died last October, could be the man to end a hopeless deadlock - at least for 365 days. Gunsel was asked to return to the election meeting Wednesday night; he had been asked to leave during the earlier commissioner discussions...SOLID BLOCK OF VOTES: The battle is between a solid block of seven votes for Marshall Leahy, the San Francisco attorney, and four votes for Gunsel and/or Don Kellett, the Baltimore Colts' general manager. The league ended 36 hours of deliberations in the Kenilworth Hotel here with a 14th ballot that gave Leahy 7 and Kellett 4. There was one abstainer - George Halas of the Bears, who has cast but one vote in the 14 ballots. The meeting adjourned at 11 o'clock Thursday night for a 10 o'clock start this morning and there was no indication anybody would "give" in the bitter battle. That included the Green Bay delegation which is solidly behind Leahy. The Bay group includes President Dominic Olejniczak, General Manager Vince Lombardi and Counsel Fred Trowbridge. Positive statements were made by at least three owners after Thursday night's meeting...SEES NO CONCESSIONS: Carroll Rosenbloom, owner of the Colts, saw no hope of the Leahy forces conceding, stating: "At least we've thrown some different names into the picture - Frank Sullivan (Philadelphia attorney and a shareholder in the Eagles), Austin Gunsel, Ed Anderson and Don Kellett. We want to elect a commissioner and anyone of them would make a good one. The Leahy people have submitted no other person but Leahy and they want Leahy at all costs. If God, Himself, came down on their side, they'd still want Leahy." Generally, the Colts, Steelers, Eagles and Redskins are sticking together against the Leahy group, composed of the Packers, 49ers, Rams, Giants, Lions, Browns and Cardinals. The Bears are always abstaining, since Halas wants to keep everybody happy when it comes time to talk expansion. George doesn't want to alienate anybody. Art Rooney, owner of the Steelers, also was revealing his ideas. He explained: "I came to this meeting with an open mind. All of the men have wonderful qualifications, but I lean a little toward Kellett, because he's an executive and a football man. Also, Gunsel has worked closely with Bert and the league. Leahy has a fine legal mind and he worked with the league. If this stays in a deadlock, I might propose that Gunsel be kept on for a year's trial. The Leahy men might go for that." George Marshall, the noisy owner of the Redskins, suggested that Gunsel become commissioner automatically. "He could continue until he's taken out and that could be for another year," George said. The feeling around here Thursday night was that Gunsel could have the job if he'd assert himself. This was suggested among the writers, and Pete Rozelle, general manager of the Rams, nodded agreement. Rather than raise his voice in the league meeting, which is just what the owners might like to hear. Gunsel is going about his business almost unnoticed. Rooney pointed out that Gunsel made two decisions since Bert died and "he followed the book right down the line."...WANTS 5-YEAR PACT: Leahy, on the other hand, hasn't been noisy but he has reportedly demanded a five-year contract for $75,000 per. Bell was getting $50,000 plus a $10,000 bonus. Leahy has agreed to quit his law practice, but he won't leave San Francisco. Marshall says the league office "must be on this side of Kansas City." There's an outside chance the commissioner problem will be tabled until later in the meeting or in the near future - like a month from now. This would open the way for the question of expansion. Six ballots, starting with the ninth, were taken Thursday, following discussion of rules at the start of the 1 o'clock meeting. Leahy received 7 votes, Kellett 3, and Gunsel 1 (Eagles) on ballot No. 9. On No. 10, Leahy received 7, Kellett 4 and one abstained...NOMINATED BY MCNAMEE: Anderson was nominated by Eagles President Frank McNamee for No. 11 and the Lion chief received 5 votes (Colts, Lions, Eagles, Steelers and Redskins) to 6 for Leahy (Cardinals, Packers, Rams, Browns, Giants and 49ers) with the Bears and Browns passing. On ballot No. 12, Leahy received 6 from the Browns, Cardinals, Packers, Rams, Giants and 49ers; Kellett 2 (Colts and Steelers) and Anderson 3 (Lions, Eagles and Redskins) with the Bears passing. Ballot No. 13 pulled 6 for Leahy, 4 for Anderson (with the Colts joining the Lions, Steelers and Redskins) and one for Kellett (Eagles), with the Bears still passing. The 14th ballot had 7 for Leahy and 4 for Kellett...In comparatively minor actions, the league okayed the use of nylon cleats with metal tips and ruled out five rules changes - all proposed by Marshall.


JAN 22 (New York) - Although the NFL hasn't played its first game, Steve Sebo feels its bound to be an artistic and probably a financial success. Sebo was fired as Penn coach last fall after winning the Ivy League title and promptly signed as general manage of the New York Titans in the new league. "People want more football on Sunday," Sebo said today at the club's headquarters. "Those turnaway crowds and the National League attendance increasing every year prove it. The 12 National League clubs can only play six games on a Sunday and our eight clubs will add four more." Steve is just as optimistic about the quality of the football the new clubs will play. "We haven't announced the names of he pros we've signed, but we have some pretty good ones," he said. How long will it take before the AFL attains quality with the NFL on the playing field? "It's a lot closer than a good many people thinks because of the players' great desire," Sebo replied. "The boys want to play football and the ones who made reputations in college usually think they're pretty good. They'll be out there trying awfully hard to prove it."


JAN 23 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The pros are acting like amateurs, and guess what: The NFL still doesn't have a commissioner! This 41st annual convention - possibly the most crucial in the history of the NFL - went through Friday without even a ballot on the election of a commissioner to succeed the late Bert Bell. There were 14 ballots in the first two days of the sessions in the Kenilworth Hotel here. There was nothing but talk and eight names in the two meetings Friday - as the league headed for the dogs. No meeting was held Friday night, by pre-parley arrangement, while the clubs helped Cardinal owner Walter Wolfner observe the opening of his new dog track. The fourth day of deliberations opened at 10 o'clock this morning and there were indications that the action would move into next week. So adamant were the supporters on each side that the issue became a matter of "face saving." George Marshall of the Redskins remarked that the controversy over the office was reminiscent of the bitter contention that accompanied the election of Elmer Layden in 1941. It was deemed almost certain that the owners never would begin a discussion of expansion until they first elected a new commissioner. Some owners were willing to argue the matter here indefinitely, but others thought it might be better to take a "breather" until February or March and resume the discussion in another city, probably Philadelphia. If this happens, franchise seekers in Dallas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis and Miami would have to wait a while longer to learn the NFL's attitude toward expanding. George Halas, owner-coach of the Chicago Bears, confirmed that he was in "such a sensitive position" because of his need of supporters for his expansion plans that he could not cast a vote for either side in the election of commissioner...TROWBRIDGE IS MENTIONED: There was a Green Bay twist in the Friday meeting. Attorney Fred Trowbridge, the Packers' counsel who has done considerable work on league legal affairs in the last few years, was mentioned as a commissioner candidate. When his name was brought up, Trowbridge immediately jumped to his feet and eliminated himself from consideration for the $75,000 a year job. The Green Bay name, it was learned today, was advanced by Art Rooney, owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rooney is a member of the anti-Marshall Leahy group that also includes Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore. Trowbridge is highly respected in league circles and there can be no doubt that if he was actually nominated he conceivably could be elected. Trowbridge was the only new name suggested from among the men in the meeting room on ballotless Friday. Rooney, in another move, reeled off seven absentees as possibilities - Frank Sullivan, a Philadelphia lawyer; Sam Weise, Philadelphia judge; Happy Chandler, former baseball commissioner; Don Miller, one time Notre Dame star; Nick Kerbawy, former Detroit Lion general manager; Ray Benigson, former Chicago Cardinal GM; and Chilly Walsh, one time Cleveland Ram coach. Leahy, the San Francisco attorney, is backed solidly by seven clubs - the Packers, Rams, 49ers, Lions, Giants, Browns and Cardinals. The Bears are being neutral and not voting. There was some speculation that the league might adjourn its discussion on the commissioner to a later date. "We can do that by a simple majority (7-5)," it was pointed out by Rooney. However, Leo D'Orcey, part owner of the Redskins, pointed out that "we need somebody in there to handle player contracts, schedule, television and a hundred other things. Everything would be delayed if we don't have a commissioner." Rooney, on the other hand, feels that Austin Gunsel, the present acting commissioner, can remain and carry on his present duties, thus not delaying normal league procedure. Gunsel, who is called into the meeting to run the show when the commissionership isn't discussed, said, "I'd leave now for home (Philadelphia) if three guys in there weren't fighting for me. I can't let them down." Gunsel, a cold acting customer, appears a bit disgusted with the wrangling. Leahy has made himself scarce and doesn't appear to be too alarmed about anything. Strange as it may seem, there are two gents in the meeting who could be elected hands down if their names were submitted. They would be Rooney and Paul Brown, owner of the Browns. Both have said they're not candidates. Both would make excellent commissioners. The league presently is in need of a strong hand and/or voice. Some writers went to Rooney last night and urged him to, in effect, slam the meeting room door shut, roll up his sleeves, and tell the owners something like this: "Let's stop acting like a bunch of school boys and settle this thing. We're all in this thing up to our necks and we're the laughing stock in sports right now."...ROONEY LAUGHS IT OFF: Rooney chewed on that big cigar of his awhile and then started to laugh. Halas, sitting nearby, also snickered and added: "I'll tell you what we'll do; we'll nominate Art Rooney for commissioner." This bantering went on during a cocktail hour given after adjournment at 5 o'clock by the NFL Enterprises, a league-sponsored sales organization that will offer for sale sweaters, ties, helmets and many other items containing the league and team names...BRIEFS: Three Packers were in the league meeting room - President Dominic Olejniczak, General Manager-Coach Vince Lombardi and Trowbridge. Vince is one of four coaches here, joining Brown, Buddy Parker, and George Wilson...There's a bad wedge in the Lion officials. Ed Anderson was nominated for commissioner in an earlier meeting and his own team didn't vote for him; he was an unhappy man, but the next day the Lions voted for him on two ballots. The entire Lion organization may come apart before spring and Anderson may be out. Remember when the Packers had director problems? It can happen elsewhere too...Lombardi will leave for New York Monday. He receives a special tribute from his alma mater, Fordham University.



JAN 25 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The costliest do-nothing annual meeting in the history of the NFL moved into its sixth day today, with no sign of a  beak in a ridiculous commissioner deadlock. Seven ballots were taken Sunday and the two opposing factions refused to budget, the "solid seven" backing Marshall Leahy, the San Francisco attorney, and the "fearless four" sticking with Don Kellett and/or Austin Gunsel, the present acting commissioner. It has become a matter of each side hoping to wait out the other. Each faction seems to think if it waits long enough the other side will capitulate. On each ballot, the 12th club, the Bears, abstained from voting, so as not to peeve anybody and thus ruin hopes of expansion. But it's an expensive wait for everybody. The meeting is costing approximately $4,000 a day for team representatives and press and radio - maybe more, in the plush Kenilworth Hotel. Close to 60 persons involved are dishing out more than $60 per day for room, food and incidentals during the height of the tourism season. If it goes a full seven days, Tuesday will be No. 7, the tab will come to nearly $28,000. "That's why Dad never wanted to meet in Florida," Bert Bell, Jr., said, referring to the late commissioner. With nobody like Bell to do some barking and hand slapping, some of the owners are being foolish about extending the convention. Two good working sessions were passed up - Friday night to attend the opening of Walter Wolfner's new dog track and Saturday night while a couple of owners went to an orchid ball. Sunday's meeting never opened until 3 o'clock and a strong group didn't want to start today's session until 5 o'clock this evening. That was argued bitterly and today's program was finally set for 1 o'clock. With this waste of money and time, the league is starting to look bad in the eyes of the public. The NFL is receiving an exceptionally "bad press" from the writers here. It was a good thing the weather had been cold here. Club representatives have been forced to stay indoors. One scribe compared the meet to the Ringling Bros. Circus, which opened Sunday near the hotel. The league, which started meeting at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning, has done little in five days except take 21 ballots, change a couple of player-waiver rules, change some minor amendments, put the hall of fame idea in the hands of the commissioner, and call for more details on an Orange Bowl game between the division's runner-up teams as a benefit for the players' pension...LOMBARDI IN NEW YORK: The Packers were down to one representative today - President Dominic Olejniczak. The club's counsel, Fred Trowbridge, left Sunday due to the press of his own business. General Manager-Coach Vince Lombardi went to New York today to receive an award from Fordham University Tuesday. He may return here Wednesday to relieve Olejniczak. Before Sunday's session, it was figured the parley might halt Wednesday or Thursday. After Sunday's seven ballots, the feeling was that it could last all week. After the election, the matter of expansion will be brought forth. Expansion undoubtedly will bring out loud and serious discussions, but the ballot cannot possibly deadlock. It must be unanimous unless the by-laws are changed to make it a 10/12ths vote. Representatives of Dallas, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Miami - including newspapermen from those cities, are waiting patiently for expansion talk to start. They're not very hopeful. Sunday's voting followed the same pattern as the previous 14 ballots. Backing Leahy were San Francisco, Los Angeles, Green Bay, Detroit, the Cardinals, Cleveland and New York. Behind Kellett or Gunsel are Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Washington. The larger group has been considered the new and away-from-the-past faction, while the foursome more or less represented the departed Mr. Bell. Both sides are just plain stubborn. One compromising proposal would have put somebody, preferably Gunsel, in on a year's trial basis, but that idea hasn't even been "nominated" yet. "So far, we've offered six candidates for consideration; they haven't put up anyone by Marshall Leahy," commented President Frank McNamee of the Philadelphia Eagles, a member of the eastern block that has steadfastly prevented Leahy's election. "We've offered at least six candidates," McNamee added. "Any one of them was acceptable. Why don't they nominate someone else we might vote on?" In rebuttal, the seven men who have consistently supported Leahy through 21 ballots chorus: "After considering all other possibilities, we can't think of anyone more qualified than Leahy." When asked why the "solid seven" had turned down a proposal to elect acting Commissioner Austin Gunsel for a one year "trial" term, another owner replied: "This is an important year in the NFL. There's expansion to be considered, there's Congress and there's Joe Foss (commissioner of the infant AFL). We need the most forceful, most convincing commissioner we can get for those problems. I think Leahy is the man."...GUNSEL FOR KELLETT: The ballots Sunday were the first since Thursday night. None were taken, or even started, Friday and Saturday. The six ballots, starting with 15 and going through No. 20, involved Leahy and Kellett. No. 21 was between Leahy and Gunsel. Fourteen ballots were taken last Wednesday and Thursday. In other action, the league ruled (1) that a player waived out and not claimed by any other club for four weeks can return to his original club and (2) a player with a no-cut clause can be picked up and tried for two weeks before the players is signed or returned by the new club. Gunsel set the tone of the meeting when discussing the hall of fame idea. "It was put in the hands of the commissioner - if there is a commissioner - for presentation at next year's annual meeting, if we ever finish this year's," said Austin.


JAN 25 (Houston) - Walt Schlinkman, former Green Bay Packer fullback, Saturday was hired as an assistant coach by the Houston Oilers of the AFL. Another one-time Packer, Lou Rymkus, is head coach.



JAN 26 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The quiet man at the stormy NFL meeting may yet have the last word. Hopelessly snarled in an effort to elect a successor to the late Bert Bell as commissioner, the owners turned to the man who probably knows more about professional football than anyone alive. They decided to try to take the handcuffs off George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears and a pioneer of the game. Halas has been unable to speak his mind on the commissioner for fear he'll lost support on expansion if he takes sides. Through 22 rounds of balloting since the voting started last Wednesday, Halas abstained 21 times. The one time he voted was for Paul Schissler, special events director of the Los Angeles Times. Monday, with the vote stalemated at seven for Marshall Leahy of San Francisco and four for Acting Commissioner Austin H. Gunsel, Leahy's supporters asked Halas to attend their caucus and explain his position. Apparently, Los Angeles, Cleveland, San Francisco, Detroit, Green Bay, New York and the Chicago Cardinals weren't aware Halas was concerned they wouldn't live up to their promises in Philadelphia last October to admit Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dallas to the league this year. The "solid seven," as the Leahy group has become known, deny a report they asked Halas to join their group and try and coax two of their opposition to swing to their camp. They deny also that in return they promised a solid block for expansion. Halas also says such things weren't suggested. However, it seemed strange they spent 2 1/2 hours behind closed doors just to pass the time of day. Halas says he told the seven he wasn't as concerned about a commissioner as he was about expansion. "Expansion is more important to the league than a commissioner who might serve one, two or five years," Halas says he told the Leahy people.


JAN 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The NFL meeting was the most frustrating experience we've had in 22 years of newspaper reporting. We found it necessary to write the same story five times, with offensive and defensive variations, of course. And at those prices, yet!....Packer President Dominic Olejniczak fought the late meeting time Monday during Sunday night's session. The first suggestion was to adjourn until 5 o'clock Monday evening, but Olejniczak argued bitterly, despite objections from members of the Leahy camp, which is backed by the Packers. A new vote was taken and the Monday meeting started at 1 o'clock...Many writers and some club representatives pulled out Monday, leaving a skeleton crew in the meeting room and the press "box." One scribe pointed out: "Aside from the patio, there's nothing concrete."...Last week's cold weather - plus the overflow of plane crashes, reduced the exodus from Florida Monday morning. The 70-passenger Eastern Airlines plane we were on had only 18 other customers aboard....A pad containing the meeting notes of Joe Labrum, NFL publicity chief and assistant to the commissioner, was stolen during or after a press conference held in the meeting room Wednesday night. It was assumed by league officials that it was swiped by a news-nosy scribe but the league was reminded that several members of the AFL were on the premises. Some wag suggested that the league had noticed fingerprints on the note pad and "will the writers please line up to to be fingerprinted." Anyhow, the grid scribes are mild compared to a writer at a recent major league baseball meeting. He had the meeting room wired for sound in advance and later came out with the works...Marshall Leahy, the San Francisco attorney who is commissioner candidate of seven clubs, including Green Bay, left for the west coast Sunday. He pulled out with this comment: "Let me know."...Bobie Cahn, the tiniest former game official, stopped to see some old friends. The diminutive referee, looking nowhere near his 65 years of age, passed on his regards to George W. Calhoun, the former Packer secretary-treasurer and publicitor. "They always wanted to run me out of Green Bay,"  Cahn said, asking: "Were you the guy who wrote all those nasty things about me?" Cahn has been away from officiating since World War II days. Bobie was famous for burrowing under a huge pile of football players for the ball!...When will the meetings end? Dan Reeves owner of the rams, put it this way: "Sometime between Wednesday and Thursday." He said that Sunday. Just before we left Monday morning, Dick McCann of the Redskins predicted: "Something's going to happen today." It didn't. He was just putting us on for leaving the warmth for the snow and cold of dear old Green Bay. Irony: It was cold in Florida all week - until Monday morning.


JAN 26 (Philadelphia) - The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday the signing of halfbacks Dick Christy and Tim Brown. Both were picked up as free agents. Christy, from Chester, Pa., originally was drafted the Green Bay Packers. But before the 1958 season he was traded to Pittsburgh. He was released by the Steelers last September. Brown played one game with the Packers last season before being released.


JAN 26 (Dallas) - The AFL opened a three-day meeting today to pick its eighth member and get the fledgling pro loop squared away for its fall kickoff. Atlanta, Oakland and Miami are the three contenders for the remaining franchise. Commissioner Joe Foss thinks Oakland or Atlanta may be most likely to win the franchise. A decision by the seven franchise holders will be made soon. Minneapolis-St. Paul interests recently dropped their franchise in the face of NFL expansion into that area. The NFL is meeting now in Miami and has not yet announced any expansion plans. The AFL delayed its meeting a week hoping the NFL would announce its plans. Foss said, "We can't sit around and wait on them." At today's meeting, the AFL will elect officers, hear a report by Bob Dedman, AFL attorney who has been in Miami for the NFL meeting, and listen to the Atlanta and Oakland delegations as well as a report by Foss. It will also discuss drafting of players, a 1960 schedule, possible agreements with the NFL and the Canadian Football League, rules of play and, finally, the type of football to be used by the league. Foss said his office will handle all television business for the eight teams. League rules state that all television will be handled on a cooperative basis and that all TV income shall be paid directly to the league rather than to individual clubs. Foss said that at the end of each year such money would be divided equally among the teams.


JAN 27 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Pete Rozelle, 33-yard old general manager of the Los Angeles Rams, is the sixth commissioner of the NFL. Rozelle's selection as a compromise candidate to succeed the late Bert Bell came unexpectedly Tuesday night and cleared the decks for debate today on league expansion. The youthful native of South Gate, Calif., was elected to the $50,000-a-year job by club owners, who had fought bitterly for seven days through 23 ballots. Rozelle, announcing he would keep league headquarters in Philadelphia and eventually moved to New York City, was given a three-year contract. He said he planned to keep the league staff intact, including Austin H. Gunsel, acting commissioner since Bell's death Oct. 11. Minutes after Rozelle's election, the owners re-elected Gunsel league treasurer, giving him a $5,000-a-year salary boost to a reported $15,000 and a $10,000 bonus for his work as acting commissioner. Rozelle's first problem as commissioner concerned the important issue of expansion which will be taken up today. "Expansion is a must for the NFL," said the new commissioner. "The growth of the league under Bert Bell has made professional football the top spectator sport in our country. There are many population areas that should have pro football." However, the 6 foot, 1 1/2 inch former Compton, Calif., Junior College basketball player did not say when the league should expand. He said that would have to be determined by the league owners. Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dallas have been promised franchises this year. Miami and St. Louis are possibilities in 1961. Representatives of all four are here awaiting the decision. It will take 10 of the 12 votes to push through an amendment necessary to approve any expansion. Rozelle was chosen as commissioner when the 12 owners were unable to agree on Marshall Leahy of San Francisco, Gunsel, and Don Kellett, Baltimore's general manager. Rozelle's Los Angeles club, along with Cleveland, San Francisco, Detroit, the Chicago Cards, New York and Green Bay were for Leahy. Washington, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Baltimore backed Gunsel and Kellett through most of the balloting. The new commissioner's election was far from unanimous. Actually, only nine votes were cast on the deciding ballot. Under the league constitution, at least three-fourths of the total votes cast were necessary for election. Rozelle received eight, San Francisco voted for Leahy, and Detroit, Los Angeles and the Chicago Bears passed. Joe Donoghue, Philadelphia Eagles' vice president and chairman of the meeting, said Los Angeles passed because Rozelle was from their club. He said San Francisco's Vic Morabito felt he had a moral obligation to support Leahy. There was no explanation for the abstentions by the Bears and Lions. The break in the stalemate over election of a commissioner came after the afternoon session Tuesday. The seven backers of Leahy finally realized that they could not put over the West Coast barrister in face of determined opposition from the minority four. Wellington Mara of the New York Giants and Paul Brown of Cleveland suggested Rozelle as a compromise candidate. Carroll Rosenbloom of Baltimore, leader of the opposition to Leahy, who wanted a five-year contract at $75,000 a year with headquarters in his native San Francisco, nominated Rozelle. Colleagues in the anti-Leahy movement, Frank McNamee of Philadelphia, George Marshall of Washington and Art Rooney of Pittsburgh expressed pleasure at the election of the young Californian. "We won't have to wrestle with the problem of a commissioner for many years," said McNamee. "He's young, intelligent, vigorous and was well thought of by Bert Bell." The minority won its major point in the election of Rozelle - keeping league headquarters east of the Mississippi. Asked what his attitude toward the new AFL was, Rozelle said: "I feel as Bell did, that there is a place for two leagues. We'll cooperate with them. We ask only one thing - honoring of each other's contracts." The end of the deadlock over the commissionership was sudden and dramatic. When the session began, Rozelle was sent from the room. His name was placed in nomination and the 23rd ballot of the marathon contest was cast naming Rozelle commissioner. After the result was announced, Rozelle and Donoghue took Gunsel out of the hotel for a conference. It was obvious they talked the acting commissioner into staying with the league. "I'm thrilled that Austin will stay," said Rozelle. "I need his knowledge and guidance. I don't know what I'd do without him." Christened "Alvin Ray" at South Gate, Calif., Rozelle is married and the father of a 16-month old daughter. He is a Navy veteran who attended Compton Junior College and the University of San Francisco. He played basketball and tennis, but never participated in organized football. Rozelle's assets are tactfulness, an engaging personality, a thorough knowledge of promotion and league business, and an intelligent forcefulness.


JAN 27 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Pete Rozelle, new commissioner of the NFL, was an "excellent choice," Packer President Dominic Olejniczak said here today, adding: "Pete is calm, young, smart, a good executive and he can grow right with the league." Green Bay was one of eight clubs voting for Rozelle. Olejniczak was the Packers' lone representative at the election Tuesday night. General Manager Vince Lombardi was in New York yesterday to receive an award from Fordham University and Counsel Fred Trowbridge had left for Green Bay earlier.


JAN 27 (Dallas) - The fledgling AFL promised today it would not run into difficulties similar to those of its established counterpart, the NFL. It had made a good start along that line in opening its first annual meeting Tuesday. It considered the applications of Atlanta and Oakland for the eighth spot in the league, then had to postpone a decision because it got an unexpected bid later from San Francisco. The NFL was deadlocked at Miami for a solid week over naming a commissioner. The AFL won't have that difficulty since it already has Joe Foss as commissioner. But it could be hung up on the selection of the eighth city although Lamar Hunt of Dallas, president of the league, said he figured they would wind up their meeting Thursday and that the city selected would be by unanimous vote. Cities already in the league are Dallas, Houston, New York, Buffalo, Boston, Denver and Los Angeles.



JAN 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The late Bert Bell endeared himself in Packerland with this statement: "There will always be a Green Bay in the NFL." That was a tremendous shot in the Packer arm during some rocky moments in the last 15 years. Now there's a new commissioner - Mr. Pete Rozelle, the 33-yeard old Californian who was elected to the prized post Tuesday night. What does he think of the Sports Wonder of the World? "I think very much of Green Bay - as much as any other club in the league," Pete said, continuing: "The Packers are exceptionally solid all around the league. There have been three big factors in pulling Green Bay up - the new stadium, Vince Lombardi and plans to raise the seating capacity of the stadium. You'll have over 37,000 seats out there and Green Bay will actually be ahead of two or three other clubs in seating capacity (Pittsburgh and Washington). Those three factors are contributing to their modern growth more than anything else in their history. And the Packers certainly have set a pattern for every other club with their initiative and hard work. It's natural to be concerned about Green Bay because of its size, but to my mind the Packers don't need it. You see the Packers have done such a big job in the last two years in pulling themselves up to such a high level in relationship to any other club in the league! And I'm just delighted that they've done such a wonderful job making their own way." As general manager of the Rams and playing in the same division with Green Bay, Rozelle was well aware of the Packers' progress. Now, Pete can actually help the Packers in building up and continuing their fantastic pro football dynasty. And that's exactly what he wants to do! Rozelle never knew he had been considered by anyone for the commissionership until 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. "That's when it was mentioned to me," Pete explained. Less than five hours later, Rozelle was elected. "I had never thought of myself as commissioner," Pete said, adding: "We (Dan Reeves, president of the Rams) were just too busy trying to elect a commissioner." Along about the third day of the meetings in Miami Beach last week, Rozelle smiled softly and spoke quietly: "There aren't many scoops around here. More going on back in Green Bay." Rozelle thus had a touch of sympathy for us writers who were trying to make news out of nothing. Pete was unable to help in the news department, until later. But Pete was aware of the problem outside of the meeting room. And he was - we're sure - unaware of the consideration and confidence he was to receive from a battle-scarred flock of club owners three or four days later. Election of Rozelle was a complete surprise to just about everybody. His name wasn't mentioned until the sixth day; he was elected on the seventh. It was a typical touchdown-scoring move because it was unexpected. Like changing up signals on the line of scrimmage and then calling the play that scores the TD! The unexpected paid off before Bert Bell was elected commissioner back 


in '46 when Tim Mara unexpectedly cast the deciding vote. This time, Paul Brown and Jack Mara (son of Tim) suddenly popped up Rozelle's name - with an urgent plea from Brown to quit bickering. Unexpectedly, Pete's elected. At 33, Rozelle seems like he's about 10 years too soon. But Pete's a smooth, smart, handsome, alert and wise 33. He's exceptionally level-headed. He has a charming personality. He's quiet but intimates says he can raise his voice aplenty and get rough. Rozelle is a protege of the beloved Bell. Pete joined the Rams in '52 as a public relations chief at the tender age of 25. Three years later, he resigned to become a partner in an international public relations firm in San Francisco. Pete, during this three-year Ram term, loomed as general manager material. In 1957, some of the Rams' owners (Dan Reeves, Ed Pauley, Fred Levy, Hal Seley and Bob Hope) got to fighting among themselves and Bell stepped in. He talked Reeves into getting Rozelle as general manager and Pete promptly managed and operated the Rams. At the same time, Rozelle - still only 30 - soothed the fighting millionaires enough to bring about harmony. Today, the owners are on good terms. Thus, Rozelle goes into the league with a successful "victory" behind him.


JAN 28 (Miami Beach, FL-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Expansion could come to the NFL today if: (1) Agreement can be reached on how many teams to admit. (2) A decision can be reached on when to admit the new franchises - 1960 or 1961, or even later. (3) A plan acceptable to at least 10 owners can be worked out on alignment of conferences, scheduled and player allotment. Wednesday, the owners meeting on the eighth day of their annual winter meetings simplified expansion if that is their pleasure. An amendment to the constitution was passed, reducing from a unanimous vote to 10-12ths the number necessary to take on new teams...HALAS HAILS AMENDMENT: George Halas of the Chicago Bears, chairman of the league's expansion committee, hailed the amendment as the most important change in the NFL in 25 years. George Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, and Walter Wolfner of the Cardinals were the only negative votes on the amendment proposed by Edwin Anderson, president of the Detroit Lions. The new commissioner, Pete Rozelle, who took over the chair at the meeting Wednesday, said the owners would vote on expansion either late today or Friday. The decision could admit any combination of one to four teams. Representatives of Dallas, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis and Miami are here waiting for the league's decision. Each has applied for a franchise. The rumor is that Dallas will get in this year with the others approved for 1961 or later...IDLE ONE WEEK: If admitted, Dallas would operate as a "swing" team, playing each other team in the league once. Each club in the league would play 12 games, the same as at present, and would be idle one weekend during the season. "I think there's a chance for expansion," Rozelle said. "We still have to work out player distribution, how many teams will come into the league and what year, and the schedule." Halas, the 64-year-old "Papa Bear" who has made the subject of expansion a matter of NFL honor, was visibly pleased with the passage of the amendment. When asked whether he thought the owners would approve expansion for next season, he replied cautiously: "That is my hope but I would not go as far as to predict it. I have my fingers crossed. I have hopes that we (the league owners) are going to do the right thing. I hope Marshall will go along with us. He's an old pro." Marshall sullenly refrained from attending an evening meeting at which the owners discussed several minor amendments and voted to renew last season's television policy. While the discussion on expansion went on here, Commissioner Joe Foss of the AFL commented from Dallas that, if the NFL should come into Dallas, it would "not be considered a kiss of love," indicating it might create strife between the two leagues. He said it was a poor example of harmony he sought. Rozelle retorted: "Tell Mr. Foss that, if the NFL does expand into Dallas, it would hope to achieve the same harmony the NFL desires in New York, Los Angeles and perhaps San Francisco." The AFL has teams in the NFL territories of New York and Los Angeles and is considering invading the older league's San Francisco grounds.


JAN 28 (Dallas) - The AFL winds up its first annual meeting today attempting to select its eighth team but with small prospects of doing it. President Lamar Hunt of Dallas predicted that it would not be accomplished although there are four applicants. He said this would necessitate a telephone ballot requiring a week or 10 days. Atlanta, Oakland and San Francisco already have submitted bids in person, while two Miami groups have asked to be considered. One of those, headed by Bob Neal, representative of a Cleveland syndicate, will have a chance only if it fails to obtain a NFL franchise and the AFL isn't filled by that time. The other, whose group wasn't identified by Hunt, will not be considered at all. Hunt said a study of the stadium facilities of the applicants was the main reason for postponement of the selection. General opinion was that Oakland had the best chance of getting the last franchise because it is backed by Barron Hilton, owner of the Los Angeles club. He wants that city in the league to furnish a natural rivalry for his team. A unanimous vote is necessary to select the eighth member.



JAN 29 (Miami Beach, FL) - The NFL today told the embryo AFL to practice as well as talk harmony. A battle of words ensued Thursday night among NFL and AFL commissioners and owners after the established league voted Dallas a franchise in 1960 and accepted Minneapolis-St. Paul for 1961. Commissioner Joe Foss of the AFL said in Dallas that the NFL's invasion of Dallas proves the 40-year old pro league is out to "continue their monopoly in pro football." He described Dallas as a one-team market and threatened to go to Congress, the courts or use any other means to combat it. Pete Rozelle, 33-yard old commissioner of the NFL - only two days in the job - set his jaw and struck back. He said Foss' statement was difficult to comprehend. "While he (Foss) states Dallas is a one-team market, it might be pointed out that New York and Los Angeles were NFL cities until joined by AFL clubs for next season," said Rozelle. Rozelle, an easy going type, fairly bristled as he challenged the AFL to compete for the pro football dollar, not look for trouble. The acceptance of Dallas and Minneapolis-St. Paul was a tasty victory for the 64-year old George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears. He did all the preliminary work in readying the two groups for the league. Halas described the expansion as a league action, not his own personal triumph. The league went even further than adding two teams to the league. In a climatic session of the 10-day annual winter meeting, the 12 owners expressed strong sentiment for admission of two more franchises within the next three years to make up a pair of eight-team divisions. Miami and St. Louis, whose applications were referred to the commissioner for further study, are the likely 15th and 16th clubs. The vote to admit both teams was 11 in favor and one, Walter Wolfner of the Chicago Cardinals, abstaining. "We were very anxious to have a strong team in Dallas that would be on a competitive level with all other clubs," said Halas, overjoyed that the league owners had approved the expansion program. "This is a big milestone in the history of the NFL," he added. "It has been planned and programmed for five years." National League football isn't new to Dallas, although veteran observers will tell you the failure of the Dallas Texans in 1952, was a result of poor management. They claim a well run organization should do well in the southwest city with 2 1/4 million people to draw from within 50 miles of the 75,000-seat Cotton Bowl in which the team will play. Clint Murchison, Jr., and attorney Bedford Wynne are wealthy Dallas owners of the new team to be known as the Rangers. Tex Schramm, a former NFL general manager of Los Angeles, and Tom Landry, highly thought of New York Giants' assistant, were hired as general manager and head coach, respectively. Schramm has signed 20 players, including the brilliant passing quarterback from Southern Methodist, Don Meredith. Dallas has been placed in the NFL's Western Division and will play a "swing" schedule, meaning it will meet every team in the league once. The only effect on the other NFL clubs is that instead of playing two teams outside their conference, they will play one and Dallas. According to plans, each established NFL club will make available to the Dallas Ranger three veteran players from their 1959 roster and three from their 1960 roster for Minneapolis-St. Paul. The exact formula will be worked out later. In the next year's draft, the Minneapolis-St. Paul and Dallas franchises will have the first choices on each of the 20 rounds. "Minneapolis-St. Paul will have a better start next year than Dallas did this year because they will participate in the draft," Halas said. According to the conditions set down for admission of all future new members, the Rangers will have to pay the league $50,000 for the franchise and $550,000 for the veteran players they will receive. At the close of the 1960 season, the Eastern Division will have the right to pick which of the two new franchises it prefers. In other action, the league increased the game guarantee from $20,000 to $30,000. A discussion of preseason scheduled wound up the meeting. The meeting adjourned until March 8 at Los Angeles.


JAN 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Pro football war? The Packers drafted four players from the Texas area and nabbed three of them. In case you haven't heard, pardner, Texas is the hub of the new AFL. Selected from the Lone State area were Don Hitt, a center from Oklahoma State; Ronald Ray, a tackle from Howard Payne College near Houston; linebacker John Gilliam of East Texas State; and Gilmer Lewis, a tackle from Oklahoma. The lone missee is Hitt, who signed recently with the Houston Oilers. The other three have decided to look at Wisconsin weather and possibly be a part of the Wonderful Wonders. The last of the three to sign was 20th draft choice Lewis, a 21-year old who co-captained Oklahoma last year. His registration was announced yesterday by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi, along with that of John Littlejohn, a 22-year old halfback from Kansas State - the Bays' 16th pick. Lewis, an all-Big Eight selection in '58, was out the latter part of the '59 season with an injury. Lewis played end on defense and is considered a good pass rusher. He has good speed for his 220 pounds on a 6-3 frame. Littlejohn, a 190-pound speedster, was on the junior college All-America team for two years before transferring to Dodge City J.C. to Kansas State in '58...Pete Rozelle, the NFL's new commissioner, will be 34 on March 1. He's French. One of his ambitions not many years ago was to be sports editor of the Los Angeles Times. Vic Morabito, owner of the 49ers who backed Marshall Leahy - the 49ers' attorney, along with six other clubs during the week-long commissioner fight, said after Rozelle was declared winner: "I'm not commenting on it at all. It's done. We've always been friends. Don't ask me any questions about it."...Packer President Dominic Olejniczak had some fun in the parliamentary maneuvering that set up the expansion of the NFL in Miami Beach Wednesday. Ole had planned to return to Green Bay Wednesday to attend to personal business. With the Packer prexy enroute home, Redskin Owner George Marshall - a big foe of expansion - would have carried the day. Votes on changing the expansion amendment required approval of 10 of the 12 member clubs. Marshall was assured of the Cardinal vote, and, with only 11 clubs present, and George Halas, who needed the constitutional change for success of his enlargement program, would have been beaten. Olejniczak cancelled out his reservations and remained to maintain a perfect roll call. Marshall, surprised to find Ole still present, resorted to filibustering to beat the amendment. Marshall offered three amendments. Because they were not on the original agenda, they required a unanimous vote of the membership. Halas counted by agreeing with Marshall on each one and calling for a vote. Before a roll call ever was started, some club thwarted the Redskin owner by declaring it would cast a negative vote. There's a sequel: In the vote to admit Dallas, which required a 10-2 advantage, Marshall voted "yes." Only Walter Wolfner of the Cards abstained. And Olejniczak flew out of Miami around midnight Wednesday and arrived in Green Bay at 11 a.m. Thursday. He missed a night of sleep but the NFL was expanded...Replacing Ole was GM-Coach Vince Lombardi who returned Wednesday from New York and Fred Trowbridge, Packer counsel who has returned to Miami. Vince was in New York to received a special award from his alma mater, Fordham. Fred left the meeting Sunday due to the press of business in Green Bay and then returned.


JAN 29 (Sheboygan) - Vince Lombardi is a "dedicated man." Such is the appraisal of the Green Bay Packers head master by one of his prize pupils - defensive linebacker Dan Currie. The former Michigan State All-Americans, with two seasons of rugged pro football under his belt, Thursday evening told the Sheboygan Knights of Columbus of the highly encouraging 1959 season in which the Pack won seven and lost five. "Sure, there was dissention on the Packer squad before Vinnie (that's what we call him) came to Green Bay. Very few fellows wanted to play for Green Bay because of the reputation - during recent years - of turning out football bums," Currie said. "But Vince Lombardi has changed all that. He has given Green Bay players the pride they lacked before and a burning desire for a championship year." Still, the big fellow was not critical of Ray (Scooter) McLean (Lombardi's predecessor). "Scooter's hands were tied," he explained. "He tried his best, but was a victim of circumstances." Currie hinted that much of Lombardi's first year success was due to the fact that he was the "big boss", not only on the playing field, but in the front office (general manager) as well. He cited Paul Hornung, the former Notre Dame ace, as an example of a Packer who finally came into his own with a brilliant 1959 season under the new regime. "Among other things, Lombardi gave Hornung a chance to put his great talents to the best use; gave him responsibility," Currie said. The 235-pound, 6-3 linebacker commented, too, on other Packers in answer to questions. Of Ron Kramer - "Although Ron got a bad break by having no physical training to mend his badly injured leg while in service, he's still a great competitor and not through with pro ball by a long shot." Of Emlen Tunnell - "Em's done a wonderful job as a defensive back. He's a student of the game and knows well the offensive pattern of all other teams." Quarterbacks Bart Starr and Lamar McHan - "McHan was our best quarterback during those early games. Then when he hurt his shoulder, Starr was studying and working hard in order to be able to take over. He did just that, and was the best by far at the end of the season." Asked about the Packer defensive unit, which contributed so much to the fine Green Bay season, Currie credited Phil Bengtson (defensive line coach) with much of the success. "He's a good one," the visitor remarked, adding that detailed study of defensive variations, hard training work on the field, more red-dogging and an all-around "pride in defense" made the unit click. Currie was high in his praise for Johnny Unitas (he's the best), Big Daddy Lipscomb (he just runs over you) and the rest of the champion Baltimore Colts, but feels their title days are near the end. "Those Colts, and particularly that tremendous line, aren't getting any younger, you know..." And, while there was one Bear fan in the audience - who wished the Pack a 10-2 season in 1960 - the big Bay athlete let it be known that his squad has every intention (plus the desire and personnel) to do ever better in the NFL, come next fall.

JAN 30 (Birmingham) - Bart Starr, Green Bay Packer quarterback, said Friday night that he personally scalped football tickets while playing for the University of Alabama. "It is a common practice for athletes to scalp tickets," Starr said on a program he conducts over station WATV. He added that he got as much as $25 apiece for tickets while playin for Alabama. Starr commented on the arrest in Atlanta of Georgia Tech basketball player Dave Denton, who was convicted of ticket scalping and fined $1. "Dave Denton a criminal?" Starr asked. "Not on your life. He's just one of thousands of athletes trying to get along." Starr said that, when he played for Alabama in the early 1950, tickets were given to players with the thought of their families using them. "Suppose a boy's family is away?" he asked. "Id he supposed to toss them away or put them in his scrapbook? I gave some to my family who attended every game. Others were scalped, for as much as $25 apiece for the Auburn game." He did not say how  many tickets he had been given. Starr said he stood outside the stadium gate and sold the tickets himself and used the money to pay "for an occasions night out with my wife."


JAN 30 (Milwaukee) - Joe Foss, commissioner of the AFL, said today the new pro circuit isn't looking for a knockdown-drag out battle with the established NFL, but is ready to fight to protects its interests. "We still believe in the policy of live and let live," Foss said. "We don't


hold animosity toward the NFL, but we're ready to fight if necessary." The former South Dakota governor, a Medal of Honor winner as a pilot in World War II, emphasized in an interview that the AFL is not trying to "tear down" the NFL or Canadian leagues. "We sill respect all NFL and Canadian pro football contracts," he declared. "We won't be meddling with their people. But we're here to stay. There is plenty of room for all of us." Foss, who flew into Milwaukee to help honor heavyweight boxing champion Ingemar Johannson as the 1959 Athlete of the Year Friday night, said the AFL is "going ahead absolutely as fast as possible" with the Dallas franchise despite the NFL vote to take that Texas city into its league. "The Dallas club, headed by AFL President Lamar Hunt, has an option on the Cotton Bowl, and some 300 people are now busy selling tickets for next fall," Foss said. Foss noted that NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle pointed out that the AFL plans to operate in New York and Los Angeles, two NFL cities, and therefore it was proper for the senior league to go into Dallas. "Los Angeles has some nine million people to draw from and New York had 12 million," Foss said. "Dallas has less than one million and comparing it with Los Angeles and New York is like comparing a poodle dog to an elephant." Foss said that the formation of the AFL has made the NFL jittery because "all these years they've had a monopoly. But things have changed in the past 10 years," he added. "Just look at season ticket sales. In New York, only a few years ago just 4,000 season tickets were sold. Last season, they sold 25,000 or 26,000. There is plenty of room, plenty of players and plenty of fans for all of us." Foss said that he has not given any indication what course of action the AFL may take if the NFL insists of going into Dallas. He reportedly had threatened to fight the NFL in Congress or court. The Dallas dispute was described by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn) Friday as a private battle and not one for Congress to settle. Kefauver, head of the Senate Antimonopoly subcommittee, demanded fair treatment of the AFL but said neither the new league nor the NFL has a prior claim on any city.


FEB 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - One of the Packers' league games in City Stadium will be designated as Homecoming! This was announced jointly by Packer GM-Coach Vince Lombardi and Jug Earp, president of the Packer Alumni Assn., at the Alumni's annual winter party at the Beaumont Hotel Saturday night. Earp said "we hope to make this a big affair and have many of the former Packers on hand for the big weekend." The date will be announced when the schedule is available. Lombardi received a rousing round of applause when introduced for a short talk by Charley Brock, retiring Alumni president. Vince thanked the Alumni for their support and paid tribute to his coaching staff and players for the success during the '59 season. Packer coaches and their wives were guests of the Alumni. The program included prize, dancing and a buffet dinner.



FEB 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers announced the signing of two more draft choices today. And now the 1960 selection list is narrowed down to two possible who can't sign because they are in spring sports. Latest to enter the Packer fold are halfback Joe Gomes, a hot defensive halfback prospect from South Carolina, and Harry Ball, a 240-pound tackle from Boston College. Gomes is the 17th pick; Ball No. 12. The Packers drafted 20 players last Dec. 1. Four were given away in trades for Lamar McHan, Hank Jordan, Bobby Freeman and Ken Beck. One extra was received from Detroit for Ollie Spencer. Thus, the Bays came out with 17 athletes. Of that number, Coach-GM Vince Lombardi said that nine have been signed by the Packers, three went to Canada, one skipped to the AFL, two are juniors who can't be signed until '61, and two desire to retain their amateur ranking for the purpose of competing in spring sports. Going to Canada were these Big Ten stars: halfback Bob Jeter of Iowa, the No. 2 choice; tackle Mike Wright of Minnesota, No. 6; and end Dick Brooks of Purdue, the 19th choice. The lone lossee to the AFL, and this is a surprise in view of raids made on other clubs, was Don Hitt, guard from Oklahoma State, who signed with the Houston Oilers. Hitt might have been convinced on GB but his wife is a Houston native and wanted to remain there. Still competing are Dale Hackbart, the Wisconsin quarterback, and Garney Henley, Huron,. S.D., College halfback. Hackbart is a baseball players, while Henley is a track man. Hackbart figures to make his last big baseball fling this spring. Barring an exceptionally good season - especially at the plate, plus major league offers, Hackbart is likely to play pro football. A native of Madison, Hackbart is pleased that the Packers drafted him but he hasn't committed himself...PICKS TO OAKLAND: Hackbart was drafted by Minneapolis-St. Paul of the AFL, but that team quit the new league and its draft picks were turned over to Oakland. Henley has expressed great interest in the Packers, and likely will sign as soon as he finishes track. Gomes has all the makings of a good defensive halfback. He stands 6-1 and packs 200 pounds. He's fast, an Army veteran, and a former basketball player. His cage ability proves that he can get off his feet. Scouts claim Gomes is like a coach in the defensive backfield. In addition he's a good ball hawk and a sharp tackler, with good balance. Gomes led his team on kickoff returns with 8 for 189 yards and a 23.6 average. He scored 18 points and ranked third in rushing with 263 yards in 49 trips for an average of 5.4. He also caught six passes for 69 passes and one touchdown. Four backs have been signed, topped by Tom Moore, the No. 1 pick 


from Vanderbilt, who inked his pact a day after being drafted. The others are Gomes, John Littlejohn of Kansas State and Paul Winslow of North Carolina College. Ball, a 21-year old with speed, is one of three tackles inked. The others are Ronald Ray of Howard Payne and Gilmer Lewis of Oklahoma. Others signed are guard Kirk Phares, a teammate of Gomes at SC, and center Jon Gilliam of East Texas State...BRIEFS: Veteran halfback Lew Carpenter drove up from his home in West Memphis, Ark., the other day and is presently job hunting here...Billy Butler, the Bays' sprightly back, will be honored at a Billy Butler Night program at Berlin Tuesday night. Several Packer coaches and players will join in the fun tribute.


FEB 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers were sued for $5,000 today by a Milwaukee fan who claimed he was mauled by a group of teenagers chasing a football because the club did not provide enough ushers. Hyman Domnitz, 42, said he suffered chest and shoulder injuries in the scramble by 20-30 youths for the football behind the north goal. The incident occurred Oct. 18 at a Packer-Los Angeles Ram game in County Stadium. The ball landed in Domnitz's lap, and he claimed in circuit court in Milwaukee there should have been more ushers present to prevent the boys from climbing over him to get it...Ron Newhouse, St. Norbert College star quarterback, was one of nine players signed by the New York Titans of the AFL, general manager Steve Sebo announced...Former Packer Tom Pagna, coach of North High School in Akron, Ohio, has been named freshman football coach at Northwestern University. Pagna, former Miami University back, also played pro ball with the Browns.


FEB 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi took a pleasant break Thursday afternoon - and it wasn't for coffee. There were a couple of visitors at the Packer office - Charley Brock and John Biolo, and they presented Lombardi with a shiny plaque honoring him as "coach of the year" on behalf of the Packer Alumni Assn. Lombardi said he appreciated the recognition "so much because it represents the feelings of men who played as Packers." Vince has received many honors since the successful (7-5) 1959 season ended and there are more to come. He will received the Dapper Dan Award as "pro coach of the year" in Pittsburgh Sunday night. The Dapper Dan club annually honors figures in major sports. Lombardi will address the Wisconsin "W" Club luncheon in Milwaukee Monday noon and receive an award.


FEB 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Give three Packer veterans to Dallas? That would have been an easy task after some of the unhappy seasons before '59. But it will be an exceptionally tough job because of the tremendous team spirit of the first Green Bay squad molded by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi. The 36-player unit had a wonderful attitude of togetherness and team loyalty. The Green Bays of '59 were proud to be Packers and looking forward to returning in '60! But three must go. "Each team must help some to give Dallas a representative team," Lombardi said, pointing up the cooperative effort behind the National League's expansion program. Tentative plans now call for Dallas to select three veterans - after certain players are withheld - from each club. Thus, the Rangers will start with a nucleus of 36 experienced pros. The problem at the moment is how to separate three veterans from each 


club and still not hurt said clubs too much. Many plans are being advanced around the league but "the method probably won't be decided until the March meeting," Lombardi explained. The league will meet March 8 in Los Angeles for Dallas' draft. Regardless of the plan, Vince feels, Dallas will get "at least one real good player from each club." The remaining two likely will be "substitute players" but still experienced. The most-mentioned plan has each club setting up a list of 23 to 25 untouchables. Dallas would then select one player from the remaining 11 to 13. The donating team then would withdraw a certain number and Dallas would then pick a second player. Another group would be withdrawn and Dallas would take its third player from the remaining few. A couple of other plans that interest Lombardi: One has holding back 22 players plus an extra quarterback and one substitute each from offense and defense teams, a total of 25 in all. Another has holding back 23 players plus 2 kicking specialist. This would allow the Packers to protect kicker Paul Hornung as a specialist rather than as a back. Still another plan has Dallas drawing from the available list by the positions at which the donating club has an excess of players. Teams around the league have shied away from revealing their proposed plans of selecting - with the exception of the Redskins and Cardinals. Both owners (George Marshall and Walter Wolfner) are rather outspoken and they already have blurted out that clubs should each set up a list of six players and let Dallas take three from each group. This might keep Dallas from getting at least one top-flight player from each team. "It'll be quite a gamble and our object, of course, is not to get hurt too much," Lombardi said. A similar selection program likely will be set up for a year hence when Minneapolis-St. Paul enters the league. The new Twin Cities team will have the advantage of participating in the draft next winter and thus probably will receive less "veteran" consideration than Dallas. Lombardi left today, along with Packer Publicitor Tom Miller, for Pittsburgh where Vince will receive the Dapper Dan Club award as pro coach of the year Sunday. The coach will address the University of Wisconsin "W" club in Milwaukee Monday noon.


FEB 8 (Pittsburgh) - Vince Lombardi, bespectacled, scholarly-looking coach of the Green Bay Packers, received a silver plate as an award from the Dapper Dan Club of Pittsburgh as the pro coach of the year for 1959 at the 24th annual banquet of the local organization in the new Hilton Hotel Sunday night. A capacity crowd of 2,100, largest ever to attend a sports dinner in this city, was present at the fete of the local group of sportsmen who yearly donate large sums to charity. Ray Scott, local sportscaster who has been televising Packer games for the past four years, made the presentation to Lombardi. He quoted Jim Ringo, center of the Packers, as follows: "Vince is the toughest and yet the best coach I ever played for. When he talks football, everybody listens because he knows more than any coach I've ever known." In his response, Lombardi merely offered a modest thank you for his latest honor. Also present at the banquet were Tom Miller, publicity director of Green Bay, and Don Hutson, all-time great end who played 11 seasons with the Packers. Hutson flew in from Racine, Wis., where he is in the automobile business. Hutson was presented the Sports Illustrated cross bat award  by Keith Morris. The local visit of the former Alabama All-America star brought a reunion with Walter Kiesling, line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who played guard on the same Packer elevens as Huston in his first two pro seasons of 1935 and '36. Big Kies returned to the Bay as assistant to Curly Lambeau in Huston's farewell season of 1945. "There will never be another like him," Kiesling insisted. "Don invented all the pass patterns." The top guest of honor at the Dapper Dan dinner was pitcher Elroy Face, who compiled an 18-1 record last summer and was voted the athlete who did most to publicized Pittsburgh.



FEB 9 (Milwaukee-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "There is a dire need for maximum fan response in Milwaukee," Packer General Manager-Coach Vince Lombardi told the Milwaukee "W" Club at a luncheon here Monday noon. Stopping on his way back to Green Bay from Pittsburgh, where he received the pro coach of the year award Sunday night, Lombardi said the Packers "will continue to play football games here and at home," adding: "When I graduated from Fordham, the old Brooklyn Dodgers offered me $125 a game," Lombardi told a Milwaukee "W" Club meeting. "Many pros were paid at that rate then. But those days are gone forever. On our club, every man makes at least $7,000 a year. Other costs are up, too." Lombardi said that, in order for the team to break even, the Packers must average $65,000 for each game, which doesn't include the visiting team's share. In spite of the relatively small two-game ticket purchases in Milwaukee last year, Lombardi said attendance averaged more than 30,000 for the games at County Stadium. He said the team had a sale of 28,000 season tickets in Green Bay, but only 7,500 in Milwaukee. "We are stepping up our Milwaukee season ticket program," Lombardi said, "and we are highly optimistic about selling out or coming close for the two games in Milwaukee next fall. We feel there is no question about the interest here." Lombardi said a sellout in Milwaukee would be a great help to the team in meeting its rising costs. "The name of the team is the Green Bay Packers," Lombardi said. "But the Packers are a state team. Playing a part of the home schedule in Milwaukee is in line with that thinking." Lombardi said the team is in big business and "cannot compete successfully without operating accordingly."


FEB 10 (Berlin-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Jack Butler, 23, is a senior at Platteville State College. He has three children and he's working his way through school by house painting. He doesn't have much money. His brother, Billy, 21, was visiting Jack last summer and it came time to leave for Green Bay. "I'll have to borrow $5 for game to get up there. You know I've just got to make it (the Packers)," Jack recalled Billy saying. Jack beamed: "When I saw him after the season, just before Christmas, he sat down and wrote a check for $400. 'That should take care of the interest,' he said. That's the best $5 I've ever loaned out." Butler had made the Packers! And there you have one of many reasons why Billy Butler, the Packers' fightingst and hard-workingest rookie of '59, is such a lovable guy in his hometown of Berlin. More than 200 men of the community (they didn't have accommodations big enough to invite the wives and lady friends) to pay tribute to a "wonderful boy" in a special Billy Butler Night program in the Hotel Whiting Tuesday night. Adding an official big league stamp of approval were four Packers - Coaches Phil Bengtson and Red Cochran, player Gary Knafelc and Publicist Tom Miller, who joined in speaking with Billy's prep coach, George Dahl. To top it off, Butler was presented with a .30-06 deer rifle and it came as a real surprise. The young Packer is an ardent hunter, "although," as Dad Jack says, "we miss him hunting during the fall." Tributes to Billy were wrapped around his small size (5-8 and 180) and his big heart. Butler fought all the way last year and won the admiration of the coaching staff. He was ready for both offense and defense, but in '60 may work only on defense. Bengtson recalled the excellent job Butler did in guarding the 49ers' great Billy Wilson in an exhibition game in San Francisco last year. "Billy caught a few but none for serious gains and on one third and eight play he outleaped Wilson (who is 6-4) on a sideline pass and knocked away the ball," Phil said. Cochran said that "determination, pure and simple, helped Billy make the Packers last year." Knafelc, bubbling with wit, got serious for this comment. "We as players all had great respect for Billy. He never did anything halfway." Miller emphasized "the feat of a town like this having a native son as one of the 432 players in the NFL. You should be as proud of that as we are to have him with our team." Butler swallowed hard when he got up for a "few words." Billy righted himself in a hurry, recalled his experience as a Packer rookie and then thanked everybody "from the bottom of the heart" for the special night...One of the guests was Dick Alban, an eight-year veteran of defensive halfbacking with the Steelers and Redskins. He's with the Sand Knitting Mills there, pointing out that "we're the Cadillac of our field." Sand makes athletic knitwear. Alban, former Northwestern star, said he has decided to quit professional football. "I've got a good job here and it's time to get into something permanent," he said.


FEB 10 (Neenah) - The key to the Green Bay Packers' success last fall was Coach Vince Lombardi, tackle Bob Skoronski told the Optimist Club at its Tuesday noon meeting at the Valley Inn. Skoronski, who is employed at the Marathon division during the off-season, explained that Lombardi is a superior coach who knows his football inside and out, a man of few words and a great leader. The offensive tackle said it is a pleasure to speak of last season when the Packers had a 7-5 record. He declared that last spring and summer he had to tell what a fine club Green Bay would have, quite a task after a 1-10-1 record the previous season. The speaker felt Green Bay would have a better team next year because it will have had a year under the new offensive system and it is a young team, with an average age of 25. As for new players, Skoronski, who is a tackle, said it seems like all the new players being signed are tackles but the most promising newcomer is Tom Moore, a big, fast  halfback. The former Indiana gridder explained that the new Dallas Ranger team will be allowed to pick three players from each pro club. The 12 teams will list 25 untouchables and the new entry will choose the trio from the 10 or 11 that remain.


FEB 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Alvin Ray (Pete) Rozelle, the new commissioner of the NFL, is planning a few changes. And Arnie Herber, the Packer passing immortal, should like one of them. Said Pete: "It seems to me we should change our system of figuring passing leaders. The system has been under much criticism." Herber has been a leading critic of the system for years and even devised his own plan a few seasons back. Presently, passing leaders are based on average gain per pass thrown. And most of the time the passers with the long-distance receivers were cinches to win the pitching titles. Rozelle undoubtedly will order the use of some sort of inverse grading system and figure in interceptions, percentages of completions, etc. With no health problem such as the last Bert Bell faced, Rozelle said he plans to be a traveling commissioner, explaining "I want to spend some time in every league city." Bell was a 24-hour commissioner, answering telephone calls at any hour of the night. Pete says he's getting a pullout telephone because "there's no sense answering calls at 4 a.m." Rozelle is now working as general manager of the Rams, a position he held for three years. He figures to close his duties, including the hiring of assistants for new head coach Bob Waterfield, about March 1 and then stay in LA for the league meeting May 8...Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi will be honored as the "Wisconsin Italian of the Year" at a program in Racine. The selection has been made by the Roma Club of Racine...Gene Gedman, the Lions' fine halfback who gave the Packers so many headaches three or four years ago, is finished - at the tender age of 28. He has a chronic knee injury and Lion physicians have told him to hand up the moleskins. Same verdict Howie Ferguson received!...Remember little Eddie Kotal tagging alongside his dad, the onetime Packer star and coach, in Green Bay not many years ago? Little Eddie is now Edward Kotal, Jr., and he's a highly-touted flanking back at College of Pacific. He's only a sophomore but big Eddie, the Rams' personnel chief, has him in the Ram scouting files...There's a story on how Oakland got into the AFL. It was between Oakland and Atlanta at the AFL meeting, with Atlanta leading 6-1. Barron Hilton and Frank Leahy of the LA Chargers threatened to junk their team right then, arguing that without the San Francisco Bay area LA was badly hurt and without LA the AFL wasn't worth promoting. None of the owners figured it was a bluff and Oakland was elected...Jim Thorpe was the first commissioner of the NFL, taking over at the organization of the circuit in 1920. Joe Carr stepped into the post in 1921 and stayed until 1939, when Carl Storck took over. Elmer Layden was elected commissioner in 1941 and Bert Bell was handed the job in '46. Peter Rozelle, the new commissioner, was elected last month.


FEB 13 (Milwaukee) - Johnny Unitas, the great Baltimore Colt quarterback, would like to have the Green Bay Packers switched to the Eastern Division of the NFL. "Then we wouldn't have to worry about them (the Packers) as a threat to us in 1960 for the Western Division crown," Unitas said Friday night. He was in Milwaukee on a business trip. "The Packers are going to be right up there next season," Unitas said. "Sure, we beat 'em twice last year but the game here was touch and go (the Colts won, 28-21). Vince Lombardi has meant the difference. Two years ago, the Packers couldn't do anything right. Now they are a proven power." The Packers had a 1-10-1 record in 1958 but finished 7-5 in 1959 under Lombardi who became coach and general manager. Asked if he though the Colts could repeat as champs, Unitas said it would depend on two things - "if we can escape injuries and how the ball bounces." Unitas , who played in 21 consecutive games last season, starting with the All-Star game in Chicago and ending with the Pro Bowl in Los Angeles, said "I never get tired of playing football." Discussing the new AFL, Unitas said he didn't want anything to do with it himself, but thought its presence would help NFL players obtain better contracts.


FEB 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers added a new scout today - one Mr. Emlen Tunnell, the grand old player of professional football. Tunnell wants one thing straightened out before "this scouting business goes too far. I'm still a player, too." Packer GM-Coach Vince Lombardi explained that Em will scout Negro colleges in the South and Southwest during the spring season which begins almost immediately in those areas. Tunnell is widely known in college football circles - not to mention pro football. "We have about 40 scouts around


the country now - former Packers, college and high school coaches, and many others in football," Vince said. Tunnell also will do some Packer publicity work in Packerland between trips. Incidentally, Em said he's looking forward "to a better year. I worked too hard during the exhibition season, trying to show everybody I guess, and that might have hurt me a little in the league season." He added: "I'll be ready for the full league season this time. I'll come in lighter, too. I weigh 205 now and I'll hold it. I finished last season at 212." Lombardi said the new Dallas team in the NFL has hired 110 scouts to look for pro prospects. The Rangers named Gil Brandt of Milwaukee, who did some work for the Packers in the last few years, as chief scout...The Redskins reportedly are interested in Packer quarterbacks Lamar McHan and Bart Starr now that Eddie LeBaron has decided to retire in favor of his law practice. They also indicated interest in Rudy Bukich of the Bears, who got him from Washington, and Don Heinrich and Lee Grosscup of New York. The Redskins are said to be ready to offer one of their hard-running backs - Jim Podoley, Don Bosseler or Eddie Sutton - for a QB. Lombardi said Redskin Coach Mike Nixon hasn't talked to him about quarterback trading. LeBaron's retirement at 30 opens up the Redskins QB'ing to Ralph Guglielmi, the former Notre Dame All-America, who still must prove himself. The Packers blanked Guglielmi here last season and his aide, Eagle Day. LeBaron, injured at the time, didn't play...Lombardi said he's marking time. "Due to the delay in the schedule, everything is being held up," he said. Appointment of a new commissioner, Pete Rozelle, and the addition of a new franchise held up the schedule. The next business is the league meeting in Los Angeles at which Dallas will "draft" a team from the other 12 clubs. The delay in the league schedule is holding up season ticket plans in Green Bay and Milwaukee - not to mention the exhibition card...Red Smith, the onetime East High student who now is a widely-syndicated sports columnist, stopped in his old hometown the other day to visit relatives and chat with one of his sports chums, Vince Lombardi. Smith devoted an entire column to the venture, with the question: "How do you pass miracles?"


FEB 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Football is a year-round sport. Well, almost. We're not quite sure about June. There's some form of football in all of the other months. Winter? January is loaded with bowl games. Spring football starts in the south in February for many colleges and the boys up north start drilling late in March and continue until May. The pros start in July. And speaking about the pros, the Packers already have starting taking on-the-scene checks of college prospects during practice. Player Em Tunnell, who was recently hired by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi to do some scouting this spring, already is looking over drills at Negro colleges down south. Coach Phil Bengtson leaves Friday for a tour in West Texas, Arizona, Nevada and other states in that area. Coach Bill Austin moves out next Tuesday to cover football camps in East Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee and other states. Coach Red Cochran will scout in the area of the Southeastern Conference - Virginia, South and North Carolina, Maryland, Alabama, Georgia and other states. The Cochrans are expecting and he'll leave shortly after the Blessed Event. Coach Norb Hecker will work in the mid-central states, covering college in the Big Ten and many others. He'll leave about April 1. Lombardi will be far from idle in the "move" department. He'll be in Kansas City March 3 to receive the Rockne Award of Kansas City, and then he'll go to the west coast to get ready for the NFL meeting in Los Angeles March 11. Back in the office, Jack Vainisi and Verne Lewellen will coordinate scout reports. "We'll be covering in person or by special scout more than 300 college practices. We plan to have our own draft sometime in June and that will form the groundwork for the league draft next fall," Jack said...Jesse Whittenton, Packer defensive back, is visiting here for a few days. He flew up from El Paso, Tex., where he operates a bar...Something must be brewing on the NFL going into St. Louis in 1960 with the Cardinals. We presented the report a week ago and now Pete Rozelle, new NFL commissioner, shows up in St. Loo. Rozelle said the league was interest4ed in locating a franchise here, but there would have to be definite word that a proposed downtown sports stadium would become a reality. The commissioner said the league voted to establish an immediate franchise in Dallas recently because football could be played there immediately. He said St. Louis might get the nod before the new stadium is finished, however, by arranging to use Busch Stadium temporarily. He said the rising costs involved in supporting a pro team demand at least a 40,000-seat stadium. The proposed St. Louis stadium would have 55,000 seats...And speaking about seating, Rozelle's remarks gives you some of the thinking behind plans and hopes to increase the seating capacity of Green Bay's City Stadium.


FEB 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Members of the City Council finance committee agreed Tuesday night that they should be present when the Stadium Commission and Packer Corp. officials open more formal talks on lights and more seats for City Stadium. The question of whether the Council committee should take part in negotiations was raised by City Attorney Clarence Nier, Stadium Commission president, after the finance committee had adjourned its regular meeting. Nier presented a broad outline of stadium improvements and possible plans for financing such improvements...NO FORMAL PROPOSAL: The Packers at the NFL meeting in Miami Beach, Fla., last month disclosed an objective of adding 5,000 seats to City Stadium. No formal proposal has been made to City Hall though discussions have been taking place between Stadium Commission members and the Packers. On Jan. 6, the Stadium Commission voted to ask the Packer Corp. to agree to a 1960 rental increase of enough to pay for a $28,000 addition to stadium lighting. This would provide two poles and standard behind the east stands and add a rack of lights to two poles erected in 1958 behind the west stands...FOR INTRA-SQUAD GAMES: The resulting lighting system was described as being good enough for high school games, the commission's main objective, for Packer intrasquad games, and for use during afternoon games in late autumn. The Jan. 6 commission session agreed there was no point in spending money to improve or rebuild West High Stadium and recalled that voters were promised in the 1956 referendum that the new stadium would be used by at least one high school as well as rented to the Packers. Finance committee members indicated Tuesday night that the best approach to the subject might be to tie the additional seats and lighting improvements together in one bundle, negotiate financing with the Packers, and rewrite the existing rental agreement...BLEACHERS NOT FAVORED: The first decision appeared to be whether the 5,000 additional seats should be bleachers or in the form of an endzone addition to the stadium. Committee members said they did not think much of the bleacher idea from the standpoint of appearance. Under terms of an agreement before the 1956 referendum, the Packers pay $30,000 yearly for stadium rent. This amount represents half of the original stadium bond issue of $960,000 and interest on this half, but the final stadium cost was about $1,200,000...ADDED $20,000: In 1959, the Packers added $20,000 to their rent. This money was used to construct an additional toilet and office building at the stadium. The 1960 city budget appropriated $22,720 for stadium operational costs. Revenues in 1960 from a concession contract and parking were estimated for the budget at $21,000.



MAR 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - There's a lull in Packer activities. But the storm isn't far off. Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi was saying the other day: "We're at a standstill right now, but we should get everything settled at the next meeting." He referred to the NFL meeting starting in Los Angeles March 11. From that session, the Packers hope to determine the following: (1) Exhibition schedule. (2) League schedule, which will show the club's open date. (3) The players lost to Dallas. Actually, the Packers are about a month - or more behind schedule. As a result, ticket plans have to be delayed - at least the printing of them. Four games will be played here and two in Milwaukee. Five of the six likely will be Western Division opponents. That's fairly certain! But the problem would be the sixth game. Will it be against Dallas or an Eastern Division foe? Dallas' position is complicated because of the Dallas' "swing" team in the new league. The clubs' dates in Dallas are unsettled. Each NFL club will get an open date. The Packers are hoping for one that won't "hurt" the clubs - gatewise or teamwise. The league will have 13 teams this year and Dallas will play as a swing team, opposing each team once for its 12-game schedule. The non-league card is also up in the air. Lombardi said he favors a five-game preseason program, but the Bays may play six or even seven. They are committed to playing the Shrine game in Milwaukee, a game in Minneapolis and the Washington Redskins feature in Winston-Salem, N.C. The "draft" of veteran players is interesting. "That's got me worried and I'm not pleased with losing some of our veterans," Vince explained. The Packers must part with three players in the Dallas stocking program and at least one of them will be a top-flight regular. Each club will withdraw 24 to 26 players from Dallas' reach and the Rangers then will be given a short at one of the remaining 12 to 10. Then a certain number will be withdrawn and Dallas will draw again. That will be repeated a third time. It's likely the draw will be made by positions. And that offers some gambling possibilities. For instance: Does Vince want to put up two players from a position at which he has a surplus, in hopes of saving somebody else from a later draw? The loss of players might bring on considerable trading among the league clubs, including Dallas. "And I'm ready to make any trades that will help us," Lombardi pointed out...Lombardi will be in Kansas City Thursday night to received the Knute Rockne award as  pro coach of the year at a giant dinner program honoring many personalities, including Frank Capra, the movie producer, as man of the year; Ray Eliot, college coach of the year; Dutch Lonsborg, athletic director of the year; Alan Ameche, pro player of the year, and many others...Bob Skoronski, the Packer tackle who is living in Green Bay, was honored at a testimonial dinner in Derby, Conn., the other day. The program, set up by that city, was held in Irving High School where Bob was a student.


MAR 2 (Winnipeg) - Minnesota tackle Mike Wright, who had been drafted by the Green Bay Packers, was signed during the weekend by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The 21-year old Minneapolis law student was the Packers' sixth draft choice.


MAR 4 (Denver) - Al Carmichael, former halfback with the Green Bay Packers, Thursday signed a contract with the Denver Broncos of the rival AFL. The former Southern California star played with the Packers for seven seasons and set a NFL record for kickoff returns.



MAR 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packer Corp. Thursday indicated it would pay for a 5,000-seat addition to City Stadium, estimated at between $100,000 and $150,000, and give the additional seating to the city. The plan was disclosed at a session of the Stadium Commissioner. Fred Leicht, Packer Corp. representative on the commission, asked what the commission's attitude would be toward the Packers "spending our own money and making these seats a gift to the city." The commission agreed the city could have no objection to such a deal provided the construction plans were approved by the commission. The additional probably would be behind the north end zone and would raise the level of the stadium about 20 rows, about half the height of sideline stands. The Packer offer appeared to be an end run gain - but not quite a first down - in negotiations with the city for a revised rental agreement for City Stadium...ASK RENTAL BOOST: The commission Thursday, with Leicht voting no, agreed that as "a starting point" the city should ask for rent of $50,000 for 1960. This would be the same as paid in 1959 but $20,000 more than the original rental agreement of 1956. The added $20,000 last year was used to build an additional toilet and office building at the stadium. A major commission objective in seeking a new rental contract is to get money for light for high school football. Until Thursday, the commission was pushing a package program for financing lights and the added seats. Last Monday, city officials and the Packer executive committee examined a proposal for the city to supply its credit to get the money for the seating addition. The Packers would have paid a premium on annual 10-year installments with this money going for lights. The new money would have been incorporated into a new rental contract. The opposing priorities for the two stadium improvements on the part of the Packers and the city were underlined in statements at the commission session. Mayor Roman Denissen pointed out that the condition of West High Stadium was such that it would soon have to be abandoned. He said it was pointless to spend money to improve the high scholl stadium. "First of all, the city doesn't need more seats (for high school games). It needs lights. We promised the people this would be a field for high school football, as well as Packer games. I feel keenly about this, having participated in the campaign," he said. Denissen was referring to the campaign before the 1956 referendum on stadium bonds when voters were promised that the new stadium would  be used for games on the high school on the side of the Fox River it was located as well as for rental to the Packers...NEED SEATS FIRST: "We need seats first. We must have 5,000 seats now. If we help on lights, it would be to help the city because it helped us. That would be the thinking. Lights don't mean anything to us at the present time," Leicht said in presenting the Packers priority. In posting $50,000 as a start to rent negotiations, the commission attached a provision that after two years the figure would be reviewed with Packer gate receipts in mind. This was offered to take into account any Packer misfortunes. With the Packers facing rising costs, Leicht said the $50,000 figure was out of the question. The seating addition would cost the Packers about $15,000 a year for 10 years. The original $30,000 rent would boost stadium annual costs to $15,000, $5,000 less than paid Green Bay in 1959, Leicht said. It was possible the Packers could add this $5,000 to rent, he said. The 1956 rental agreement was based on a plan outlined at the time of the referendum. It called for the Packers to pay $30,000 yearly, half of the original stadium bond issue of $960,000 and interest on this half. The final stadium cost, however, was about $1,200,000.


MAR 8 (Los Angeles) - Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner, has evolved  plan for stocking the league's new team at Dallas with 36 experienced players. Here's how the Rozelle proposal, which may be submitted for ratification this weekend at the NFL meeting in Los Angeles, would involved the clubs: Each team would submit to the commissioner a list of 24 players, which could not be drafted from its roster. The roster could include any players on the injured list at the end of the 1959 season. Each club then would submit a secret list of players eligible for draft by Dallas. From this, Dallas could select not more than three players from each, and not not more than one player from each position...The Packers had two players on the injured list at the end of the 1959 season - veteran end-back Steve Meilinger, who broke his arm during the exhibition season, and rookie guard Andy Cvercko, who injured his leg before league play opened.



MAR 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Ed Buckingham, Andy Cvercko and Joe Falls - three big linemen who almost drew Packer league game paychecks a year ago - will make another bid for regular employment next fall. The former Big Ten stars have signed 1960 Packer contracts, Coach-GM Vince Lombardi announced, adding: "They have a better than average chance of staying with the squad." Tackle Buckingham, drafted as a sophomore at the University of Minnesota in '57, was the last to go in '59, leaving just before the league opener. He was edged out by the fiery Hank Jordan, who was obtained from the Cleveland Browns just before the last exhibition game. After that game, Ken Beck was picked up from the Cardinals. Buckingham was figured as a defensive tackle mate of Dave Hanner and his fine play led to the earlier dispatching of Jerry Helluin. Ed packs 255 pounds on his 6-4 frame. Incidentally, Buckingham is now studying at the University of Madrid toward his master's degree in Spanish. He expects to return from Spain this summer. The ex-Gopher went to Spain last January, working his way over on a merchant vessel. Cvercko was injured in the last exhibition in '59 and was 


working his way over on a merchant vessel. Cvercko was injured in the last exhibition in '59 and was placed on the injured reserve list. The Northwestern ace stayed with the team and did some public relations work, mostly giving speeches. A good prospect at offensive guard, Ckercko stands 6-0 and weighs 245. He was the Bays' fifth draft choice last winter. Falls, 6-1 and 240, was signed as a free agent from Minnesota last training season. Cut by the Giants near the end of the exhibition period, Falls caught on here and displayed considerable ability. Return of the three players will offset - at least a little - the loss of three veterans to the Dallas Rangers. Barring arguments over procedures or a change in the agenda, the stocking of the Dallas team probably will be completed at the NFL meeting in Los Angeles today. Each club likely will lose three players, giving Dallas a nucleus of 36 veterans. Attending the meeting are Lombardi and Packer president Dominic Olejniczak. Also coming out of the meeting will be the league's exhibition and championship schedule - both about three weeks overdue. The television setup also will be worked out. The hope is to have each club share equally in the revenue.


MAR 11 (Los Angeles) - NFL club owners open a three-day business session today in an atmosphere of tension. The new AFL is seeking, through federal antitrust action, to keep the new Dallas Rangers, an NFL franchise, from operating in the Texas city. An NFL official, who declined to use his name, said that if the Rangers are blocked by an injunction, pending a court test, they may become a traveling team next fall and play their 12 opponents on the road. There were rumors Thursday that Walter Wolfner, owner of the Chicago Cardinals, might move his club to St. Louis, but Wolfner promptly denied them. "Someone is always trying to move us somewhere," said Wolfner, who is in town for today's meeting. "But there's nothing to it - we're staying in Chicago." Bob Oates, pro football writer for the Los Angeles Examiner, expressed the belief that "Wolfner may not survive the Los Angeles meeting as a Chicago operator. The television issue is dominant in the NFL's efforts to persuade the Cardinals to move from Chicago to St. Louis." On today's agenda is the discussion of a new nationwide television package plan proposed by the new commissioner, Pete Rozelle. Some of the owners have pointed out that it would be more remunerative if Chicago Bear road games could be televised in Chicago and the state of Missouri could be opened up to telecasts by a pro team in St. Louis. Also on the agenda is the development of a formula under which 36 NFL veteran players are to be transferred to the Dallas franchise.


MAR 12 (Los Angeles) - The "Dallas Formula" to stock the new Texas club with players from the NFL met approval today from Packer President Dominic Olejniczak and Coach Vince Lombardi. The Packers will have to give up three players to Dallas, as will the other NFL clubs. Their identity will not be known until later. But the Packer President said: "I think we used foresight to go as far as we did. Many thought we were very generous. But if Dallas is to be a member of the NFL, we want it to be a strong member. Competition is what we want in the NFL. I predict the Dallas quarterback, Don Meredith, and the Texas team will give the people of Texas a fine team this fall." Lombardi, busy looking over his roster, agreed. Olejniczak figured in the resolution, approving the formula. It was his motion that led to its unanimous vote of approval. The NFL owners decided Friday night, after a lengthy session, that each team in the league will select a list of 11 players from its 1959 roster, from which the Dallas team will be allowed to pick three players, giving the new Texas franchise 36 veteran players. "With 36 regulars available from the 12 clubs, Dallas should come up with a representative team," Commissioner Pete Rozelle commented following adoption of the Dallas formula...ANNOUNCE PICKS TONIGHT: Coach Tom Landry and general manager Tex Schramm, of the Texas club, began obtaining lists from NFL owners last night and Rozelle said he hoped the selections could be announced tonight. The resolution for stocking the Dallas team was the work of Olejniczak and Vic Morabito, of the San Francisco Forty Niners. Players on the injured reserve list at the end of the 1959 season will be excluded. If any of the players picked refuse to play with Dallas, they will stay on the Texas team's reserve list. Dallas also will get first chance at all players placed on the league's waiver list through the first three games of the season and will be allowed to carry 42 players through the season instead of the normal 36...With the Dallas draft out of the way, the continuation of the Miami winter meeting had on its agenda adoption of a new television contract; a proposed postseason game at Miami in January between conference runner-up teams and the preseason exhibition schedule.



MAR 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) -  The Packers have contributed halfbacks Don McIlhenny and Billy Butler and end Nate Borden to the new Dallas Ranger franchise. This was announced simultaneously today by Packer Coach-General Manager Vince Lombardi and Ranger Coach Tom Landry following the NFL's meeting in Los Angeles over the weekend. The three players were selected by Dallas from a secret list of 11 availables, submitted by Lombardi at the start of the session. 25 players were held back as untouchables. In all, six clubs have announced their losses thus far. The other six will reveal their names this week. Two "name" players were among the other selections - quarterback Don Heinrich of the Giants and L.G. Dupre of the Colts, Other stars included Duane Putnam, former all-pro guard of the Rams; Ed Modzelewski, former fullback from the Browns, and Bob Fry, Ram tackle. Lombardi expressed keen regret over the loss of the three players, pointing out: "These are three good boys, and I certainly hate to lose them. They will do Dallas a lot of good." Borden was a first string defensive end until he was injured at the end of the Lion game last fall. He later shared the spot with Jim Temp. McIlhenny filled in behind Jim Taylor or Paul Hornung and was described by Lombardi as a "real fine running back." Butler could develop as the key loss. The spunky back, who hails from Berlin and who is now working in Green Bay, was being used a defensive back replacement and the No. 1 kickoff and punt return specialist with Lew Carpenter. Lombardi called Butler "a fine safety and utility with a lot of speed deception." Landry knew considerable about the hard-working Butler since Billy spent two weeks with the Giants last fall in the deal that sent Dick Nolan from the Cardinals to the Giants - via Green Bay. Butler is the youngest of the trio, a sophomore of 22. McIlhenny, 25, has played four seasons - three with the Packers. He came to the Packers in the Tobin Rote deal. Borden, 27, the Packs' 25th draft choice in 1955, has finished five years. Butler played college ball at Chattanooga. McIlhenny at Southern Methodist University, and Borden Indiana. Borden's departure moves Temp up to front and center at left defensive end and adds some importance to young Ken Beck, who at the moment is the defensive line's No. 1 replacement. Butler was figured as a safety replacement for Bobby Dillon - if Bobby decided to retire, or even Em Tunnel if Father Time catches up with old Em. Now, the Bays will gave to uncover another defensive back and a kickoff and punt return specialist. McIlhenny put strength on the Bays' bench and a "change of pace" for the likes of Hornung, Taylor and Carpenter. He entered the crucial 49er game here last year and made several important gains.


MAR 14 (Los Angeles) - The Chicago Cardinals, oldest club on the NFL, were on their way to St. Louis today in a major franchise transfer that reduced the Windy City to a one-team town. The league Monday night, concluding its second winter meeting, unanimously approved moving the franchise to St. Louis, effective for the 1960 season proved two conditions are worked out by April 2. These called for a satisfactory stadium lease and arranging of television contract for a St. Louis team, both expected to be concluded well before the date set for the transfer. Movement of the Cardinal franchise to St. Louis had been rumored in advance of the winter meeting and denied by managing director Walter Wolfner, who had to obtain unanimous consent of the other 12 clubs to bring the switch before the league directors. The league, in a move to bring in St. Louis as well as open up the blacked out Chicago market to television, agreed to compensate the Cardinals with $500,000 for expenses involved in the transfer. With the Chicago Bears the major beneficiary of the change, through having the Windy City its exclusive territory, owner George Halas agreed to assume the major share of the sum voted to compensate the Cards for the move. The Cardinal move was hinted Saturday when St. Louis brewer Joseph Greisedieck obtained a minority interest in the team. And as part of the franchise move, he guaranteed the Cardinals a sale of 25,000 season tickets for the 1960 season. Pending construction of a new 90 million dollar stadium and civic recreation area, the Cardinals plan to leave Busch Stadium, which with temporary seating will accommodate 32,000 for football. The Cardinals were founded 64 years and pre-dated the NFL by almost 25 years. In moving, Wolfner said his family would retain the majority control. He also said the name of Cardinals would be continued. Commissioner Pete Rozell said league owners would  hold their third winter meeting in Chicago later this month to finalize the Cardinal move, settle the preseason schedule, and finish work on television contracts.



MAR 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A fair exchange is no bargain? The Packers parted with three players Monday and then added three to keep the books straight. Green Bay lost three veterans, with a total of 10 years of pro experience, and gained three players, with a total zero years of pro savvy. Lost were Nate Borden, Don McIlhenny and Billy Butler, who were selected by the Dallas Rangers. Signed and added were three giant tackles - Leon Bland, Furman University; Marv Rader, Findlay College; and Tony DeLuca, Greenwich, Conn., High. The three newcomers have one edge on the three departees. They weigh more, 782 pounds to 615. Bland packs 275 pounds, Rader 252 and DeLuca 255. Borden weighs 240, McIlhenny 195 and Butler 180. Still no bargain! The three signees are strictly long shots. Coach Vince Lombardi, who liked to comb the bushes in search of a Hanner or a Grier, says the newcomers have "good size and good recommendations." Bland, a resident of Akron, played two years at Paris Island for the Marines. DeLuca played semipro football around Connecticut, and now lives in Cos Cob, Conn. All three Packer veterans expressed regrets at leaving the Packers. Borden said he realized it was a good opportunity but "I feel bad about leaving and I'll miss the players and the people in Green Bay. They were all wonderful to me. My heart will always be in Green Bay. When I was hurt during one season, the boys brought me a gift and gave me a sendoff. It's hard to leave a bunch like that." McIlhenny, who played one year in Detroit, actually got a "good deal," so to speak, in view of the fact that he lives in Dallas and has started an insurance business there. Mac said he felt he'd be on the list (11 players who were made available) and "it really is a good break for me. But I'll miss that wonderful treatment we got from everybody up there. I played in Detroit and there is no comparison between playing in the two cities. I'll never forget my stay in the Bay." Butler was deeply disappointed at the prospect of going to Dallas. He's a Wisconsin native, hailing from Berlin, and especially liked the idea of playing with the Pack. "I know Texas, though, and it's nice country. We played there in school. I'm undecided and I haven't made up my mind about going."...With the Chicago Cardinals in St. Louis, Green Bay and the Chicago Bears are the only remaining charter members of the NFL...Defense coach Phil Bengtson, just back from a player tour of the Southeast, reported that Bill Forester "followed me around I guess." Phil called Forester at his home in Dallas for a visit. Bengtson went on to Houston and up popped Forester. The coach moved on to Austin and, you guessed it, Forester was 


there, too. Bill is selling sporting goods and showed up at the same schools Phil was visiting. Bengtson saw the Packer veterans and found that John Symank is "ready to start playing tomorrow."...Dallas' selection of Pittsburgh Steelers was revealed today and, surprise, one of the finest backs in the league was taken. That would be Ray Mathews, a nine-year veteran. Also going to Dallas were Bobby Luna, a defensive back, and tackle Ray Fisher.


MAR 15 (Los Angeles) - Long before he has fielded his first team, Coach Bob Waterfield of the Los Angeles Rams admits he has been slickered by the Dallas Rangers, newest NFL team. Dallas - acquiring manpower from other league teams - picked former all-pro guard Duane Putnam, tackle Bob Fry and defensive back Tom Franckhauser, from the 11 players the Rams made eligible. "I thought they would take other men on my list, but I didn't believe they would go for Putnam and Fry," said Waterfield. "It's a crime and I'm sick about it." "I'll tell you one thing. Dallas won't finish at the bottom of the league. They've done all right and they have other players coming, plus first take on all men placed on waivers this fall." Waterfield said the Rams had to put talent on the line, that he gambled and lost. The Rams Monday traded center John Morrow, a regular for the last two years, to Cleveland for the Browns' regular center, Art Hunter. Hunter, 245, from Notre Dame, has been a regular with the Browns for three years. Waterfield said that while Morrrow is a good center, "Hunter should strengthen our club as he is one of the best in the league and he also can play offensive tackle."...Two former Packers are among the three players selected by Dallas from the Washington roster - halfback Doyle Nix, linebacker Tom Braatz and guard Joe Nicely. Nix and Braatz are the ex-Packers...Five of the Dallas choices thus far significantly saw collegiate action on southwest gridirons - a factor that will probably bring results at the gate on football-happy Texas. These include several former Southern Methodist stars - offensive halfback Don McIlhenny (Green Bay), end Dave Sherer (Baltimore) and Nix, along with ex-Baylor halfback L.G. Dupre, who was a sparkplug on Baltimore's 1958 world championship team, and linebacker Jerry Tubbs, an ex-Oklahoman (San Francisco). The Rangers also collected a number of other top-ranked players - quarterback Don Heinrich from the New Yok Giants, fullback Ed Modzelewski from Cleveland, and Putnam.

MAR 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The transfer of the Chicago Cardinals to St. Louis not only marked the end of an era for the oldest club in professional football, but promoted Green Bay to the proud position as the senior city in the NFL. It also provoked a rash of nostalgia among Packer pioneers whose memories go back to the days when the Cardinals provided Green Bay's first stepping stone to major league status. It was against the Cardinals that the Packers made their first invasion of Chicago in 1921. Although the meeting ended in a tie, the Packers' showing earned them a return trip to the Windy City a week later for the inauguration of the historic feud with the Bears. Which also has a bearing on Green Bay's claim to being the oldest member of the NFL. Although the Bears played their homes game in Cubs' Park, they were officially the Decatur Staleys and didn't become full fledged Chicagoans until 1922. Until the Packers fought the Cardinals to a 3-3 deadlock in mud-spattered Normal Park on Nov. 20, 1921, they weren't taken very seriously by the so-called gridiron "powers" of the day. They had a better record than the Cardinals, but had compiled it against the loosely organized league's weak sisters (nobody but the Packers' own followers took the historic victory over the Minneapolis Marines for anything but a fluker and they had yet to prove themselves.) The Cardinal tie did it. In fact, it was a moral victory, since the Chicago club had to come from behind in the last four minutes to salvage that much. The Packers made it the hard way, too, on a field so deep in mud and water that their best weapon - Curly Lambeau's pinpoint passing - was effectively grounded. Three days of rain had converted the gridiron into a morass, and although the day of the game was clear, backs had their hands full just handing on to the slimy ball. The Pack ran into another - and very durable - jinx

that afternoon, a nemesis named Paddy Driscoll. Paddy not only upset their apple cart at the last minute he kept it up for years. Any time he was on the field, he was a cinch to make Green Bay's life miserable. For three periods, neither team could generate a serious threat in the mucky going, although both Driscoll and Lambeau missed long drop kick attempts, and it wasn't until the close of the third quarter that the Packers got their scoring chance. After Art Schmael's 45-yard breakaway had been called back, the Packers learned a break when Jab Murray pulled in a fumbled punt on the Cardinal 25 yard line. Green Bay was on the Card 15, fourth down and three to go, when the period ended...LAMBEAU KICK BLOCKED: On the first play of the final quarter, 


Lambeau tried a place kick. It was blocked, but Milt Wilson recovered on the Chicago 20. Three plays failed to make yardage and on fourth down Cub Buck knelt in the mud and water at the 25 to hold for another Lambeau try that was barely successful. That 3-0 lead loomed bigger and bigger until, with less than five minutes to play, the Cardinals latched onto a fumble on the Packer 25. Unable to dent the battling Packer line, Driscoll dropped back on fourth down and calmly punched a 35-yard drop kick over the heads of three charging Green Bay forwards to tie the score. Even so, the Packers almost brought it off, moving to the Cardinal 25 yards line in the waning moments, only to have Driscoll waylay a Lambeau aerial at the 15. Curly shortly returned the compliment, but there wasn't time to capitalize on it...BOOT FOR BOOT: The game was largely a duel between Driscoll and Lambeau, the latter being abetted by fine support from Schmael, Murray and Buck. Cub, who was possibly the best punter in pro ball until Verne Lewellen came along, matched Driscoll boot for boot in a remarkable exhibition of kicking a big, water-logged ball. Curly did just about everything else. He called the plays, ran for good yardage, threw passes, and handled punts sensationally at safety. The standoff failed to dampen the spirits of several hundred Bay fans who paid a special roundtrip rail fare of $9.96 to follow the team to Chicago, not did it greatly disappoint a crowd back home which had shelled out 50 cents a head to hear a play-by-play account sent directly from Normal Park to Turner Hall by telegraph. Bryan Seroogy read the bulletins as they came over the wire in the first relay of its kind, grand-daddy of the well remembered Gridgraph radio and television. The attendance of the game wasn't announced, but it apparently wasn't very large. George Calhoun intimated in his game account that if it hadn't been for the Green Bay delegation the crowd wouldn't have exceeded 1,000, but it was enough to provide the Packers' $1,200 guarantee. Cal remembers the payoff vividly. There had been talk of cancellation because of the weather, and the Packers were worried. The weekend in a Chicago hotel had run up a sizeable tab and without the guarantee the club had no money to get out of town. Consequently, the Packers took no chances. Immediately after the game, Cal, Smiley Carolin and Joe Ordenz went to Chris O'Brien's pool hall where they whacked up the cash. Cal had an anxious trip back to the hotel through the tough South Side before the cab deposited him and the swag safely. The game, in addition to leading directly to the fist Bear contest the following week, inaugurated a Packer-Cardinal rivalry that lasted until 1949. Since then, the two clubs have met only once - in 1955. Over the years, The Packers ran up 30 victories against 19 defeats and three ties. The wins never came very easy though, especially in the early clashes when the Cardinals, although rarely in championship contention, were often tougher to beat the Bears. The Cardinal move closes the book on pro football's oldest operation. It began in 1899 when Chris and Pat O'Brien organized a neighborhood sandlot team on Chicago's southwest side. Known originally as the Morgan A.C., the club became the Normals when it shifted its playing base to Normal Park, at 63rd and Racine Streets. A thrifty purchase one year by O'Brien gave birth to the Cardinal name. When Chris picked up a bargain lot of bright red jerseys, be changed the name to conform to the brilliant haberdashery. For a while he called them the Racine Cardinals, presumably because Normal Park was on Racine Street, but adopted the city title when he joined the infant pro league.


MAR 24 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Packer ticket prices are going up - for the first time in 14 years! And there's a possibility approximately 5,000 more seats will be added to City Stadium in time for the 1960 season. Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi made these announcements at a press, radio and TV luncheon at the Beaumont Hotel this noon. Price increases are set for games in Green Bay and Milwaukee. This, the major boost ($1.00 per ticket) will be made in the center three sections on each side. There are nearly 8,000 of these seats. The other sideline increase is only 25 cents per ticket. There are slightly over 15,500 of these seats...HOPE FOR MORE SEATS: Lombardi is hopeful additional seats, probably in the north end zone, will be erected for the upcoming season. These seats would be in the $2.50 and $3.50 category, he said. Why the increase? Lombardi explained: "Increasing prices is an absolute necessity if we are able to compete with teams in our league and against the AFL. The increase in income from away games has been greater than the income when playing at home. Therefore, we must be able to give visiting teams a sum more nearly equal to what we receive when we travel. We have reached the maximum in Green Bay unless we increase prices and add seats. The cost of fielding the Packer team in the NFL in 1946 was 57 percent less than the cost of operating a team today. It costs about $70,000 to put the Packers on the field for a league game now. It was around $35,000 in '46. Transportation costs have doubled and player salaries have tripled in the past 14 years. This figure could go higher in the next few years with the added competition for talent." And here's a rarity: Packer fans were actually paying more to see a game 14 years ago (1946) than they were in 1959. Tickets for a Packer game in '46 sold for $4.80, $3.60 and $2.40 compared to 1959 prices of $4.75, $3.30 and $2.25. The average price per ticket in 1946 was $3.60. It was $3.43 in 1959 - a decrease of 17 cents per pasteboard. The average price per ticket under the new scale is $4.18...OTHER STADIUM COSTS: Compare that with prices in other stadiums around the league: All Washington Redskin tickets are $4.50 or $5.00. Nearly 90 percent of all Pittsburgh Steeler tickets are over $4.00. All Chicago Bear and Cardinal tickets, except a few, top the $4.00 mark. The New York Giants have 53,363 seats over $4.00. The San Francisco 49ers have 52,435 seats that sell for $4.50. The increased prices will give the Packers a gross of around $150,000 on a sellout in City Stadium - compared to roughly $120,000 before the increase. Thus, a visiting team could realize about $50,000 on a sellout here under the new scale. Additional seats would boost the gross money gate and increase the amount received by visiting teams to approximately $55,000. This, then, would permit the Packers to pay visitors a sum that would approximate the amounts received by Green Bay in enemy parks. Next to adding seats and increasing prices, Lombardi feels that a "successful Milwaukee and continued television


income are necessary if the Packers are to compete successfully." The TV income is fixed at the moment and could increase if the league is able to work out a new package deal. A successful Milwaukee means, Vince said, "selling more tickets there."


MAR 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Packer Price Increase Leftovers: Coach-GM Vince Lombardi, chinning at the press, radio and TV luncheon yesterday, noted "three points of improvement that we want to make for next season." He listed: 1 - field goal kicking; 2 - defense against passes; and 3- passing offense. "We may be asking Paul Hornung to do much with his kicking. He's tight and tense and for that reason you'll note that he made most of his field goals from far out when he didn't have to move so far up field. But when he kicks from close in, he already has come a long way," Vince explained, adding a little story out of school: "I decided to be smart once last season. I took Hornung out on a drive, figuring that he'd be relaxed for the field goal. Then I got to thinking: What am I doing with my best back not on the field. And Hornung would have to run just as far in and out of the game. So he stays in." Lombardi observed that Ron Kramer has some possibility as a field goal kicker. The coach figured that "we should make over 2,000 yards on passing in a season. We were below (1,700) that but Bart Starr picked us up in the last six games and gained us a lot of yards." On pass defense, Lombardi said "other teams are making too many first downs on us on passing. That will have to be corrected." And on that score he reported that Bobby Dillon likely would not return and that defensive tackle Hank Jordan may be shifted to defensive end "if we can find a good tackle to his place." Generally, Lombardi said, "We lack depth and need a speed back. Jeter (who skipped to Canada) would have solved the speed problem. On the other hand, we showed some improvement near the end of last season. That offensive line got off the ball like a shot out of a cannon." Vince, running down the various positions, said, "The biggest question mark will be Bart Starr. He's the ideal quarterback and he could be a good one. He's the ideal quarterback and he could be a good one. We'll have to wait and see. He's confident of making good next year." Futurewise, Lombardi noted that "we have a young football team. Some of the other clubs in the league are not that fortunate. Just look at the quarterbacks who are near the end - Conerly, Van Brocklin, Layne and Tittle."...On the ticket front, Lombardi reminded that the time payment plan on purchasing season tickets is available at the Packer ticket office. "Make a down payment and a plan can be set up. We'll get into it more when we get one of those electronic machines to handle the processing and bookkeeping." Lombardi ran down the reasons for the various price increases and pointed out that it is hoped to add 5,000 seats in the north end zone. These seats would be priced in the $2.50 to $3.50 category. They would increase the seating capacity to over 37,000. Vince said he's hopeful the seats can be set up for this season.



MAR 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A plan to loan $100,000 of city money to build a 5,000-seat addition to City Stadium and then get back $140,000 from the Packer Corp. over 10 years was sent to the City Council finance committee Friday by the Stadium Commission. The $140,000 return would include a rental boost of $20,000 a year for the next two years to be paid the city by the Packer Corp. The Packer proposal was outlined at a meeting of the commission, which has been negotiating with the Packers over methods of financing an addition to raise City Stadium capacity to 37,000. In sending the plan to the finance committee, the commission endorsed this "type of financing" but took no vote on the amounts involved. The commission recommended that the proposal be discussed by the finance committee at a session to which other aldermen, the commission, and the Packer Corp. executive committee would be invited. City Council approval would be required for the ultimate agreement. The plan would involved use of an estimated $100,000 from the city surplus account, which stands at about $300,000...BOOST STADIUM RENT: The Packers propose to pay back the money advanced for construction plus the added $40,000 by increasing stadium rent for 1960 and 1961 from $30,000 to $50,000 and by paying rent of $42,500 for the following eight years. In a poll of commission members, Ronald McDonald expressed disappointment that the offer did not include a flat rental increase to $50,000. In 1959, the Packers paid $50,000 rent, and the city used the added $20,000 to build an additional toilet-office building at the stadium. "I have to call this a little bit skimpy. We had anticipated more rent for the stadium this year without talking about seats or anything else." McDonald said. Ald. Paul Liederbach, a commission member, worried that the financing proposal would be hard to sell to the Council and public because the commission March 3 had received an indication that the Packers would use their own money for the seating addition and give it to the city. Ald. Robert Baye proposed that the commission get an estimate on field lighting to present to the finance committee with the financing proposal. Installing lights for high school football has been given priority by the commission over any other project on grounds that voters were promised in the 1956 stadium bond referendum that the stadium would be used for games of the high school located on the side of the Fox River which the stadium was built as well as leased to the Packers. The acceleration of the Packers repayment during the first two years could provide money for lights, but this as not part of the commission presentation for the finance committee. "It is to be understood that there is no commitment on the Packers' part for lights. If the money isn't used for lights, that's the way it stands," said City Attorney Clarence Nier, who is commission president...ORIGINAL AGREEMENT: The additional seats would add 18 to 20 rows behind the north end zone. The added rows would raise this end zone area to about half the height of sideline stands. The exact size of he addition would have to be adjusted within the objectives of about 5,000 more seats and the use of $100,000 in city money. The $30,000 yearly Packer rental is under terms of an agreement for the original $960,000 stadium bond issue when the Packers were to pay one-half of the principal and interest on this half. The final construction cost, however, was near $1,200,000. At its March 3 session, the commission voted 4-1 to propose a 1960 rent of $50,000 as "a starting point" for negotiations.


MAR 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers hope to get final clearance for their 1960 schedule at the fourth business meeting of the NFL in five months in Chicago Tuesday and Wednesday. The league's TV schedule also will be ironed out. Dominic Olejniczak, Packer president, and Coach-GM Vince Lombardi will represent Green Bay at the meetings in the Blackstone hotel. Lombardi addressed a gathering of more than 2,000 persons at a communion breakfast in Rupert's Hall in New York Sunday morning and he was due to arrive in Chicago today. The Packer schedule - not to mention the rest of the league - is nearly a month late. This year, however, league business bogged down in selection of a commissioner...MORE COMPLEX: The scheduling problem will be somewhat more complex because of the addition of Dallas as a 13th team. It will be eased, however, by the transfer of the Cardinals from Chicago to St. Louis. Instead of 12 weekends, the league will play 13 weeks with each club playing 12 games and having one open date. Any hitches that may arise would involved the tail end of the preseason exhibition schedule. For example, if it is decided for eastern teams to open on the west coast, two teams will play final preseason game at San Francisco and Los Angeles and then trade cities for the start of the regular season. The usual five or six preseason games are planned. The regular campaign will open the same as last year, the last Sunday of September, this year on Sept. 25. Each team will play two games with each rival in its own conference, have one game with Dallas and one with a team from the other conference. Dallas will compete in the western conference and the Cardinals will remain in the eastern conference.


MAR 29 (Chicago-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With two new cities and only one new team, the NFL is having difficulty trying to figure out a schedule of game - non-championship and/or championship. Complicating the issue as league officials convened here today are the new Dallas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals, who switched from Chicago. The Rangers will play in the Western Division, but will operate as a swing team; the Cards will remain in the Eastern. The Packers' problem isn't exactly messy - at least from what we can find out. Green Bay is represented by Packer President Dominic Olejniczak and Coach-GM Vince Lombardi. The major problems facing Green Bay are: (1) Should Dallas be placed in the Texas city or in Green Bay or Milwaukee?; (2) Should the Packers make a preseason trip out west; (3) What Eastern Division opponent will the Pack play in league competition. There's a possibility that Dallas may open league play against Green Bay. The question is where. This, of course, would make the traditional Bear blood bath the second league game instead of the usual first. Green Bay reportedly had an exhibition swing lined up for the West Coast - but this may have to be eliminated since the league wants the Rams' and 49ers' league opening foes to be playing out on the west coast the week before the openers - thus cutting down on travel. Thus, the Packers are down to four non-league games - in Green Bay, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Winston-Salem. Everything is subject to change so don't take a non-leaguer in Baytown as sure. The Packers likely will oppose the Eagles or Steelers as their eastern opponent in league play, thus setting up a new series. The eastern foes last year were New York and Washington. The NY Game was created to give Lombardi an opportunity to play in his home grounds and the Washington series ended a home-and-home with the Redskins. Green Bay will play its usual 12-game schedule - two-game series with the five Western Division foes for 10 games, one with the Eastern team and one with Dallas. Dallas will play every team once. With 12 clubs in action, each team will have an open Sunday. The Packers are hoping to get the Sunday off before the Thanksgiving Day battle in Detroit, thus eliminating the necessity of playing two games in five days as in the past...PROBLEMS ON 'TUBE': This will be the league's fourth meeting in four months and the third in a row for new Commissioner Pete Rozelle. The first session of the current series opened with the draft in Philadelphia last December. The next session was in Miami Beach in January - the long-fight meet in which Rozelle was selected as commissioner after a bitter battle. Earlier this month, the league met in Los Angeles to stock up Dallas and conduct preliminary schedule and TV talks. The television program will be hammered out here. There are problems on the "tube," too. Previously, the Bears and Cards both carried their home games into the Southwest. That area now is eliminated with the presence of Dallas. However, the Cards and Bears for the first time can TV their road games back home. The Packers, incidentally, will lose some of their home territory a year from now when Minneapolis opens National League play. Minnesota now is in the Packer network - not to mention the Dakotas. This likely will be considered when the TV package and dollar melon are discussed.



MAR 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Chicago Cardinals are now officially the St. Louis football Cardinals. The move was made at the NFL meeting here Tuesday evening - three days ahead of the hauling deadline. The league had given Card owner Walter Wolfner until April 2 to decide and complete negotiations with the Griesedieck brothers of St. Louis, who become part owners, and for use of Busch Stadium. Wolfner, showing no emotion for or against leaving the Windy City, completed the deal Monday and received the final approval of the league yesterday afternoon. Now, what does the switch mean to Green Bay? And to our friendliest and most respected enemy, Papa Halas, owner of the Bears? Packer President Dominic Olejniczak and Coach-GM Vince Lombardi were in agreement that the move will be a "definite benefit" when the Packers play in St. Louis. Nothing could be worse than the crowds in Chicago for Cardinal games. Green Bay last played the Big Red in 1956 and drew around


15,000. The Pack played there in 1948-49, when the Cards had hot hands but gates were little better. Green Bay isn't scheduled to play St. Louis in league competition in '60. Halas is in Chicago for the first time without any pro football competition. "We're citywide now," George joked last night, stating pretty much the obvious. It's no secret that the Bears were THE team even with the Cards in town. George admitted, though, that "we'll be taking a different approach to our home season. I don't have any plans for expansion but we'll perk up our entire promotion." We asked Halas if he planned to move to a bigger stadium (possibly Soldier's Field), but h said he couldn't comment on that. The threat of the AFL always looks over the Bears - certainly not any more in Chicago this year but possibly in '61. Such a new team would undoubtedly carry with it a new and live wire promotion. Thus, Papa George apparently is preparing his own speeded-up promotion. St. Louis was well represented here for the big story, with three newspapers and a radio and TV station on hand. Joe and Buddy Griesedieck - not to mention Wolfner, are looking for "another Milwaukee" in St. Louis. "We've already got 5,000 requests for season tickets before the move was official," said Buddy, The Bears, incidentally, will bear the brunt of the $500,000 cost of moving the Cards to St. Louis. However, Commissioner Pete Rozelle said the Bears will not be required to pay more than the league as a whole. He said the Bears could not be charged more than $250,000 if the other teams pay $250,000 split 11 ways. On the television front, Rozelle said that the league could not sign a television "package deal" as had been hoped for and reported earlier. There is some question whether such a package - as being worked up in the AFL - would run into anti-trust laws. The package offer from CBS is said to be $3,500,000. Regardless, Rozelle explained that eight clubs, including the Packers, Bears, Cards, Rams, 49ers, Giants, Eagles and Lions, have TV contracts with CBS extending through the 1962 season. Three other clubs, however, have contracts with individual sponsors rather than networks and another, Cleveland, has a contract with a different network. The package deal would have been terrific for the Packers, who reportedly could receive about $150,000 annually despite the club's small market area. Detroit has a similar market area. The league's schedule difficulties are on the docket for today's meeting, which opened at 9:30 this morning. The non-league games figure to come first, after which the league card will be worked out. The clubs wasted no time Tuesday, starting promptly at 10 o'clock under Rozelle's gavel. They adjourned for lunch at 1 o'clock and then worked from 2:0 to 6:30, quitting for the night. Three items for business were transacted yesterday - Dallas, TV, and St. Louis.


MAR 30 (Chicago-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers will realize $45,833.33 over the next two years on the sale of three veterans - Nate Borden, Don McIlhenny and Billy Butler - to the new Dallas franchise. And they'll get a like amount over the following two seasons on the sale of players to Minneapolis when the Twin City club is "stocked" next winter. Thus, you have an idea what a veteran is worth in sale value, although the price must consider somewhat less than a key veteran the likes of Bart Starr, Forrest Gregg or Paul Hornung. And isn't it strange that Dallas actually bought football players. The Packers used to be accused of being too tight-fisted to go out and buy players, but every good pro football fan should know that players just aren't available for purchase - unless in the stocking cases. Dallas paid a total of $550,000 for its 36 veterans, three from each club, and the amount is to be divided 12 ways. In addition, Dallas paid a $50,000 franchise fee. The player money must be paid over a period of two years. Commissioner Pete Rozelle, at a press meeting Tuesday, revealed all of the Dallas project and some of the concessions the league is making for the purpose of creating a competitive team. Along the way, Rozelle pointed out that the same type of stocking will be done for Minneapolis in the process of reporting that Dallas won't have to participate in such a veteran player pool. In addition, Dallas has received special permission to carry 42 players under contract during the league season. but only 36 can be in uniform. Names of the 36 must be in the hands of all league clubs 72 hours in advance of the game. There will be no limit on the number of players under contract during the training season. The limit for other clubs is 60, and Dallas can start its training season as early as it desires and that club will not have to abide by the various cut-down limits in force during the late stage of the training period. Dallas will get first choice of any player placed on waivers until after the third league game. After that game, Dallas will bid for waiver players according to the standings, with the last-place team getting first choice, etc. - just like the rest of us common folk. Dallas is taking it chances with winning the veterans. Each club will still receive its equal share even if some of the players refused to report or retired. Two players have already announced their retirement - Ray Krouse, the big tackle from the Colts, and Charlie Ane, Detroit center. Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi feels Dallas will have a "representative team. I don't think they'll win the championship, but they'll have a good team."



MAR 30 (Chicago-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "I have a five-year contract with the Packers, and I have no intention of leaving Green Bay now or in the foreseeable future." This reassurance to Packerland came today from GM-Coach Vince Lombardi, attending the NFL's schedule meeting here, in the wake of a report out of Cincinnati that the New York Giants were negotiating for his return as head coach upon retirement of Jim Lee Howell, who has announced he will call it quits at the end of the 1960 season. Wellington T. Mara, secretary of the Giants, also denied the report. "We are not now negotiating with Vince, or have we negotiated with him, for any coaching job with the Giants," he said. "Vince has been a close friend of the family for year," he said. "My brother Jack (club president) spent two weeks with Vince in Florida recently and certainly, if he had intended to negotiate with him, that would have been an ideal opportunity. I can only reiterate what we said when Jim Lee made his announcement," Wellington added. "We won't even start making any plans for a coaching retirement until after he official retires." Only comment from Packer President Dominic Olejniczak, also attending the NFL sessions, was, "We are certainly pleased that Mr. Lombardi is under contract to the Packers for five years." This latest report (a mild rumor had been circulated shortly after Howell's announcement last month) was originated by Pat Harmon, sports editor of the Cincinnati Post and Times-Star Tuesday. In his story, Harmon said, "This may be denied - just as my story about the Chicago Cardinals' moving to St. Louis was denied, then affirmed. But the Giants want Lombardi and they are at a league meeting in Chicago today to open negotiations for him." Lombardi said it was easy to understand how the rumor had been born. "New York is my home, and I've never really been away from there until now. I went to high school and college (Fordham) there and even when I got into coaching, I was always close to home - even at West Point. Another thing, I have always had a real close relationship with the Maras - I've known for them 30 years. In fact, I grew up and went to school with them," Vince added, "and right now I discuss my league problems with them." "This particular rumor probably was started," he said, "because I was in New York over the weekend and flew out to the meetings here with the Maras. The facts are, however, that I have a five-year contract with the Packers and I have no intention of leaving Green Bay now or in the foreseeable future. Nobody can predict the future, of course. If such an opening were available at the end of five years, it is possible that I would consider it."



APR 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers will play the new St. Louis Cardinals on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 4. This is one of six preseason games announced today by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi. The card also includes a contest with the Bears in the annual Shrine game for crippled children in Milwaukee County Stadium Saturday night, Aug. 27. The program opens with Green Bay playing the Steelers in New Orleans over the weekend of Aug. 13. The exact date of the next game isn't set either, but it will send the Pack against the Giants in Jersey City on the weekend of Aug. 20. The card is compact compared to a year ago when the club played on both coasts. Trips were made to such points as Portland, Ore., and Bangor, Me. The Bays will be playing a non-looper in Green Bay for the first time since 1958 when the Eagles visited. New Orleans will be hosting a pro football game for the first time in a dozen years. The Louisiana city is one of the few cities in the 


country that gets telecasts of two different teams, the Browns and Packers, at the same time during the league season. The game in Jersey City will be an "old home weeker" for Lombardi, who hails from that area. It will be the Packers' third test against Lombardi's former team. The Giants won the first two, 14-0 in Bangor and 20-3 in New York. The Bays will be making their second straight appearance in the Shrine Classic. The opener last year, won by the Bears in the last few seconds, was marred by heavy rain the afternoon of the game. The Packers will test the muscles of the league-manufactured Cowboys in a game that could be extremely interesting because the Dallas team should be starting to shape up as a unit come that stage of the training season. The Packers will oppose what the experts in St. Louis figure will be "another Milwaukee" when the Cards visit here. The move from a city where they virtually were unwanted is expected to soup up the club considerably. The Packers are getting to be old favorites in Winston-Salem. They've been playing the Redskins there for six seasons. It's the last preseason battle before the league opener in Green Bay. The Packers will train in nearby Greensboro the week of the game. The Bays' league schedule is due for announcement shortly.


APR 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Packer Player Quiz: The questions: (1) What game did you get the biggest thrill out of winning last season? (2) What game as the toughest to lose last season? (3) What do you think of the Packers' chances in 1960? We've been firing those questions at Packer veterans the last few weeks. The answers are interesting. Here's what Hank Jordan, the former Brown who did such a terrific job as a Packer defensive tackle last year, answered: "I think I received the greatest thrill from beating the 49ers that last time (36-14 in Frisco). Of course, I get a big thrill from winning any game. However, as you know it was the end of the season and most teams start getting ready to go home for the offseason and they're tired of football. The Packers seemed to be just starting. The defense and offense were both clicking perfectly. I think we really had a good game. Also the boys were trying to show them that Coach Lombardi was a better coach than Hickey. And, of course, he is. (It was at that time Lombardi and Red Hickey were mentioned as possible coach of the year.) The toughest to lose was the Colt game 28-24. We were playing the best and were so close - yet so far. I think that with another couple of minutes we might have won. In a heart-breaking game such as that, you start thinking of mistakes that you made that could have cost you the game. Those kinds of losses once in a while are good for a team - I think. I don't even want to think of our 1960 championship chances. When we do that, we look and plan within ourselves for the two or three big tough teams and say if we do thus and so to them we'll be the champs. Consequently, we overlook some supposedly not so tough team and they end up beating us. I think the first Ram game was somewhat like that. Many people were looking to the Colt game (the next Sunday) and overlooked the Rams. I believe in playing each game as we get to it and not before. For that reason, I never look at a year's schedule. With the personnel in this league, any team can win any game if they are keyed up enough to do it. However, as for our chances of doing well, I think


that if the spirit of the team keeps up and the coaches do not put the pressure on we'll do fine. Our team last year was made up of boys from a losing Packer team and boys such as myself that no one else wanted. We have a wonderful coaching staff that instead of dictating to us let us 'think on our feet.' Of course, during the week they were coaching us on what to look for an how to defend or run against certain formations. But game time they said 'play football and just do your best.' If you made a mistake they didn't make you feel like an idiot. Everyone played hard and enjoyed the season very much. The fans of Green Bay help a lot. We know that they're with us win or lose as long as try hard. When a team hasn't any pressure on them, I think they'll do all right. If we take up where we left off, we'll be hard to beat." Hank came to the packers from Cleveland in exchange for a fourth draft choice two weeks before the season started. He was an immediate hit as a defensive tackle. Lombardi now is toying with the idea of shifting him to defensive end to take advantage of his quickness and rushing ability. Jordan, who has been working in the shipyards in Newport News, Va., on an airplane carrier as a pipe fitter, said he's bring his family to Green Bay early in May. "We're both anxious to get back to that 'southern town in the north.' No fooling, that's the friendliest town I've ever been in," Hank said. More answers later!...Wild West? The Packers will play all Western Division teams in league games in Wisconsin next fall. The six-game home card isn't quite ready for release yet but Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi said Dallas will be one of the three league teams to play at City Stadium. The club's one Eastern Division foe will be the Steelers and the game will be played in Pittsburgh. Besides Dallas, which will play as a seventh team in the Western sector, the Packers will host (in GB or Milwaukee) the other Western Division clubs. Lombardi said Detroit and the Bears will play in Green Bay and the fourth game will be selected from the 49ers, Rams and Colts. The remaining two will be played in Milwaukee.


APR 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Lions growled out their 1960 league schedule Sunday and, surprise, they start the season with a rather unusual opponent - the Open Daters on Sept. 25. This means (1) the Lions will get an extra week of practice and (2) they'll open their play-for-blood season against the Packers in little old Green Bay Sunday, Oct. 2. The Lions were one of the first teams to announce their league card, thus revealing the Packer home date. Most of the teams, including the Pack, are due to announce their home cards this week. The different teams are permitted to announce their home dates only - a practice that was started about 10 years ago. It was designed to get the teams more ink and air time. At the league meeting in Chicago last week, an effort was made to get the league to announce its schedule in its entirety at a given date. This would eliminate confusion in the minds of fans - not to mention press, radio and TV, and keep teams from announcing part of each other's schedule. The Lion schedule offers an example, since it reveals two of the Packers' games, though the Detroits actually were not permitted to name their road games. Anyhow, the card shows the Pack visiting Detroit for the traditional Thanksgiving day classic. The Browns and St. Louis Cards announced their home cards Sunday and the Bays aren't listed as foes. The Bears, by the way, will visit Cleveland this year for a league game on Dec. 11...This could be a heavy Packer week. The schedule should be out and plans to add 5,000 seats at City Stadium could be ironed out before next weekend arrives. Keep your fingers crossed!...Coach-GM Vince Lombardi was honored at a breakfast sponsored by the Mount Calvary Holy Name Society in Kenosha Sunday morning. Vince addressed over 400 persons...TIME MARCHES ON: The Colts announced the signing of former Wisconsin fullback Alan Ameche Sunday for his sixth season. It seems only yesterday that Ameche made his debut as a pro for the Colts against the Packers one Saturday night in 1955. Alan gained 679 yards in 178 carries last season...Details of the $500,000 deal involved in transferring the Cardinals from Chicago to St. Louis were revealed Sunday by Papa Bear George Halas. The money will be paid to the Cardinals over a 10-year period by television networks, other NFL clubs and the Bears. George Halas, owner-coach of the Bears, said the Columbia Broadcasting System will pay $75,000 a year for two years covering the 1960 and 1961 seasons for the right "to open the Chicago market for telecasts of Bears' out-of-town games." The $350,000 the Cardinals will receive from the NFL clubs, including the Bears, will be made in eight payment of $43,750 each. Each of the 12 clubs will pay $3,000 a year for a total of $36,000 with the Bears tossing in $7,750. Halas said league payments will start in 1962 when the NFL will have expanded to 14 teams.


APR 5 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - And how about some awards - like the Boscar for the greatest victory and a Flatcar for the toughest loss? The questions being asked among Packer veterans are: (1) What game did you get the biggest thrill out of winning last season?; (2) what game as the toughest to lose last season?, and (3) what do you think of the Packers' chances in 1960? Five players have now submitted their answers and they (the answers) have been carefully processes by irresponsible persons from the West Side Rust and Insecurity Co. "Voting" this far have been Hank Jordan, Jerry Kramer, Lamar McHan, Jim Temp and Jim Taylor. The biggest thrill game thus far is the 21-20 victory over the 49ers here. Two votes have been cast for this classic, which made the Pack the only unbeaten in the league at the game. One vote each went to the 9-6 win over the Bears here, the 38-20 win over the Rams on the coast and the 36-14 win over the 49ers on the coast. The brutal 28-24 loss to the Colts in Milwaukee has a three-vote start in the ballot for the toughest setback. The 45-6 loss to the Rams and the 28-17 loss to the Bears in Chicago each grabbed one vote. Temp, who sells insurance in Green Bay, picks the 49er and Colt games. "I was dying to play and I got my chance because Nate (Borden) had been hurt the previous Sunday. Played the whole game and 


felt good. Losing to the Colts in Milwaukee hurt all of us because it might have been the difference in first place." Taylor, who is getting started in the house building business in Baton Rouge, La., picks the opener over the Bears as the game that gave him the biggest thrill. "I scored the only touchdown and had my best yardage," Jim said, adding a comment on the toughest loss: "That was the Colt game because all we needed was one big play to win it." McHan, who is trying to build up a herd of beef cattle on his farm in Lake Village, Ark., during this offseason, gives his nod to the 49er game in Green Bay. "It was on the verge of being lost right up to the last minute. Those kind of wins are what makes a team a good one. I lean to the second Bear game as the toughest because we had too many chances to win and couldn't." Big J. Kramer, who may give up a recent fling at selling sewing machines in favor of insurance at Boise, Idaho, said, "I enjoyed beating the Rams out on the coast the most, because of the beating they gave us in Milwaukee, and the fact that we never seems to be able to win on the coast. The second Bear game hurt me the most because we played good football but had a lot of bad breaks." Jordan's picks were recorded Saturday. His greatest win was the windup against the 49ers on the coast and the toughest loss was the Colt game in Milwaukee. What about 1960? Here are some quickies: Temp - "We've got just as good a chance to win it as the rest of them." J. Kramer - "No comment on '60, but look out!" McHan - "I believe with the help of experience and desire that we received last year that we are in pretty good shape to go for broke." Taylor - "I think the coach of the year has a great chance to take his club all the way. Hope we make our breaks to win it." Jordan - "If we take up where we left off, we'll be hard to beat."



APR 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The world champion Baltimore Colts and the fascinating Dallas Cowboys are coming to Green Bay! Those two dazzling games were included in the Packers' home league schedule announced by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi Wednesday. Joining the Colts and Cowboys at City Stadium will be the Pack's traditional rival, the Chicago Bears, and Green Bay's No. 2 hate, the Detroit Lions. The two glamour clubs from California, the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers, will play the Packers in Milwaukee County Stadium. The first three games will be played in City Stadium on successive Sundays - Bears, Sept. 25; Lions, Oct. 2; and Colts, Oct. 9. The final game here will be Nov. 13 against the Cowboys. The fourth Sunday will be an open date but on the fifth Sunday (Oct. 23) the Bays will test the 49ers in Milwaukee. The state windup will be against the Rams in Milwaukee on Nov. 20. The Colts will be playing in Green Bay for the first time since 1953. This game was moved to Milwaukee in '54 and played there on successive years since. The Packers' City Stadium card is by far the most significant in the club's history. And it "fits" with the possibility of increasing the seating capacity to 37,000-plus. The stadium card has two big guns - the Bears and the fabulous Unitas-powered Colts, plus what could be a "monster" in a Cowboy uniform and the explosive Lions. The Bays' entire league schedule was pieced together today from schedules announced by other clubs. Each


team is limited to the announcement of its home league dates only. The major change on the road has the Packers invading Chicago to meet the Bears on Dec. 4. This game usually is played the first or second week in November. The Packers will again play the Lions in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day, thus allowing the club a 10-day period before the Bear tussle. After the Bear game, the Packers close out on the coast, facing the 49ers in San Francisco Dec. 11 and the Rams in Los Angeles Dec. 18. The 49er game might be shifted to Saturday, Dec. 10, pending television arrangements. Other road dates send the Packers into Pittsburgh Oct. 30 and then out to Baltimore on the following Sunday, Nov. 6. The 12-game league card will be played over 13 weeks due to the open date. Dallas, the 13th club, will play each club in the league once to make up its 12-game card. The Packers will play six non-championship contests, completing an 18-game program. The non-loop card includes a visit by the St. Louis Cardinals to Green Bay Sept. 4 and the Shrine Classic, featuring the Bears, in Milwaukee Aug. 27. The Cowboys will be played in Minneapolis Sept. 11. Other games send the Packers to New Orleans to play the Steelers Aug. 13, to Jersey City to face the Giants Aug. 20, and to Winston-Salem, N.C., to meet the Redskins.


APR 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - With five members absent and other members wandering in and out to check election results, the City Council agreed Tuesday night that it would be a good idea to have 5,000 more seats at City Stadium if the city and the Packer Corp. can get together on paying for them. The flexible position was taken after a 60-minute discussion with four Packer officials on the plan to use $100,000 of city money to add 5,000 seats and have the Packers pay back $140,000 in the next 10 years. The motion was to have been followed with a second motion on the financing arrangement, but instead a quick motion to adjourn until tonight gained unanimous approval. The Tuesday night session left the stadium addition just about where it was before 15 of the 24 aldermen showed up for the start of the Council session. The only thing established was that it is too much to expect politicians to concentrate on a meeting when ballots are being counted for a presidential primary and municipal elections...MUST HOLD MEETINGS: The Council must meet the first and third Tuesdays of each month, including days on which municipal elections are held, but it usually recesses to the following night. The Packer proposal for financing the seating addition was identical with that outlined to the Stadium Commission last month except that the Packers offered to pay in advance a $20,000 increase in rent for 1960 and 1961. The remainder of the $140,000 would be paid by increasing rent for the next eight years by $12,500. Under terms of the 1956 agreement for building the stadium, the Packers pay rent of $30,000 yearly which is half of a $960,000 and interest on this half. The Packer representatives at the meeting were Vince Lombardi, general manager, Dominic Olejniczak, president, Fred Trowbridge, club counsel, and Fred Leight, Packer representative on the Stadium Commission...OTHER TOPICS DISCUSSED: The idea was to talk about the seating addition, but when things got rolling the discussion included playing more Packer games in Green Bay and the Packers' attitude toward high school games at the stadium and field lighting. Lights for high school games have been given top priority by the Stadium Commission. While not part of the Packer offer, the proposal to pay the $40,000 in increased rent in advance would make possible the starting of the lighting project. In answer to the Council question, the Packer officials said their feeling about high school use of the stadium was of no consequence since the stadium was run by the city commission. Mayor Roman Denissen said his main concern was getting lights for the stadium because voters were promised in the 1956 referendum that high schools would use the stadium. As far as the seating addition was concerned, he said it should be understood that the Packers must pay for it...NEGOTIATIONS NEEDED: "I've gone along with this 5,000-seat proposition only as long as it will not cost the citizens of Green Bay one cent," Denissen said. "But it must be understood also that any further facilities (for Packer needs) will be the subject of new negotiations." Olejniczak agreed with this view. But he also emphasized the Packers could go no higher than its $140,000 offer. "I am sure our citizens realize the value of the Packers to the community. But the Packers are not going to ask the citizens for a hand-out or subsidy," Olejniczak said. Ald. Robert Stuart and Ald. Don Tilleman asked for more than the Packer offer. Stuart said that increasing maintenance costs called for a flat increase in rent to $50,000 a year, and Tilleman said rent should be put on a per-seat basis...RENT NOT REALISTIC: Existing Packer rent is not realistic if compared to $1.60 per seat yearly the Packers are willing to pay for the additional seats, Tilleman said. He said $1.50 a seat for the new capacity of 37,000 would amount to a rent of $55,000 yearly. Lombardi said 5,000 more seats were needed to improve the Packers' position in the face of rising operational costs and the new football league. He said the Packers now pay visiting team $40,000 per game and would be able to increase this to $50,000 with the added seats. The Packers now get $134,000 more yearly from road games than home games, he said. Lombardi said the 5,000 new seats would be divided between 3,500 seats for $2.50 and 1,500 children's seats to replace seats in the original stadium recently marked up in price. If four games are sold out, the Packers would get only $20,000 more from the added seats, he said...DEPENDS ON MILWAUKEE: In answer to the question about moving more league games to the stadium, Lombardi said this will depend on Milwaukee gates. He said it is impossible to move one of the two Milwaukee games to leave just one game. "I certainly don't want to gamble to put six games in Green Bay and have it flop. This is going to be up to Milwaukee to decide in the next two years. One or two years should tell the story," Lombardi said. 


APR 6 (Washington) - Commissioner Joe Foss said today the AFL plans to take action on its own if the Justice Department decides not to investigate operations of the rival National League. He made he statement to newsmen following a 30-minute chat with Vice President Richard M. Nixon at which, Foss said, "we talked about football, politics and the military." Foss is a former Marine air ace. Foss and the AFL have filed affidavits with the Justice Department in support of their contention that the older NFL is trying to drive the new league out of business. "There should be a decision within the next week from the Justice Department," Foss said. "We just couldn't sit idly by and see them cut is off at the knees." Foss, former Republican governor of South Dakota, said this could take the form of a court complaint filed by the American League. The commissioner said that New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay areas - where the AFL moved teams into established NFL territory - differed from the Dallas situation. "These are cases of a new organization going into compete with an established organization," he said.



APR 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A difference of $7,500 annual rent for the years 1962 through 1970 stood in the way today of a 5,000-seat addition to City Stadium requested by the Packer Corp. The City Council Wednesday night voted 19-4 to have the Board of Public Works obtain bids for the seating addition and for a lighting system for high school games. But an amendment linked the action to the Packers agreeing to pay rent of $50,000 yearly for the next 10 years, an increase of $20,000. Asked for their reaction to the council vote, both Dominic Olejniczak, Packer Corp. president, and Vince Lombardi, general manager, expressed disappointment but said they would have no comment on that the Packers will do until Friday. "Needless to say, we are very disappointed. I will have a formal statement on the Packers' position Friday," Olejniczak said...PACKERS MAKE OFFER: The Packers had offered to pay for the estimated $100,000 addition by paying $140,000 back to the city in the next 10 years. The club proposed that the rent for 1960 and 1961 be increased to $50,000 and that the rent for the next eight years by $42,500. When the roll call came, only four aldermen saw things the Packers' way. Siding with the club were Ald. Robert Houle, Wilner Burke, Robert Engels and George Rocheleau. It would take a three-fourth votes, 18 aldermen, to authorize a transfer of $100,000 from the city surplus to finance the project. "I think it is a gouge when we ask them to increase the $140,000 to $200,000. We have helped the Packers in the lean years, but they have been an inestimable value to Green Bay," Houle maintained. The amendment for flat rent increase to $50,000 was offered by Ald. Don Tilleman, who said the new rent would amount to $1.35 a seat each year for the enlarged stadium...QUOTES BUDGET COSTS: Quoting from a budget compilation, Tilleman said it costs the city $52,265 yearly to keep the stadium going after the Packers make their present $30,000 yearly rent payment. When the stadium was built, the Packers agreed to pay half of a $960,000 bond issue and interest on this half. The final cost, however, was near $1,200,000. "I think it is about time we get this $20,000 extra revenue. I don't think this is asking too much. If it is, they can turn us down," Tilleman said. Ald. Clarence Vandermus said maintenance costs were going up and would increase still more with the seating addition. "In the event there will be a few dollars left over, I don't think it will hurt to help retire the bond issue," he said...HAS PAID ADDITIONAL: Four Stadium Commissioner members present endorsed the $50,000 rent because an identical payment was made for 1959. The extra $20,000 last year was used to build an additional toilet building. Ald. Leonard Jahn and Robert Stuart wanted to know why the commission was making no recommendation in view of negotiations dating to January. City Attorney Clarence Nier, commission president, said the responsibility was the Packers. "The reason the commission did not bring in a recommendation is, to put it bluntly, the Packers dragged their feet," Nier said. "At one point, they said they would put in the seats themselves. We said OK, but we will need $20,000 more rent. It is not our fault this rush-rush is coming before the Council."...LOOKS TO FUTURE: Ald. Burke, who leads the Packer band, said this had nothing to do with his tooting their horn at the meeting. "The Packers could have bad years. It might come down to needing every penny they can scrape together. We don't know," Burke said. The Stadium Commission's position has been that getting lights for high school games should be given priority because voters were promised that the new stadium would be used by high schools as well as the Packers. While it was not part of the former Packer offer, the acceleration of the $140,000 repayment late into $20,000 for the first two years would provide a fund to start the lighting project. The stadium had two light standards which can become part of a field lighting system.


APR 7 (Columbia, SC) - Rex Enright, onetime Green Bay Packer player who coached University of South Carolina football teams for nearly two decades, died late Wednesday. The death of the 59-year old Enright, who continued as athletic director after giving up the coaching reins, was attributed to peptic stomach ulcers and rheumatic heart lesions. He had been battling the ailments for nearly two years. He went to the hospital Thursday and became critically ill Monday. Enright coached at South Carolina from 1938 to 1955 with the 1945-45 period out for military service. In the 15 year span, his teams won 64, lost 69 and tied 7. Enright played football at Notre Dame behind the great Elmer Layden of the famous "Four Horsemen." He was an all Midwestern fullback in 1926 after Layden graduated. He was an outstanding prep athlete at Rockford, Ill. He completed work on a law degree, playing professional football with the Packers in 1926-27, scoring five touchdowns, then accepted an assistant coaching position at North Carolina for a short time. He coached at Georgia from 1931 to 1938. Enright relinquished his coaching duties at South Carolina to Warren Giese in 1955, but continued as athletic director until his death. Funeral services will be conducted at Ebenezer Lutheran Church at 4 p.m. Friday. Survivors include the widow, the former Alice Thoren of Rockford, and three daughters.


APR 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Vince Lombardi has about reached the end of the banquet-speech trial for the current season. Other than a date scheduled previously, the busy Packer coach-general manager is taking no more dates for the immediate period ahead. "We're getting behind on our schedule," Vince reminded himself today - in the midst of a heavy week. He addressed a breakfast group in Kenosha Sunday and the Junior Chamber, Optimist and Rotary in Green Bay this week - not to mention two appearances at city council meetings. The entire 1960 planning procedure was set back - to start with, when the league couldn't decide on a commissioner at the now-famed Miami Beach deadlock. Two more meetings - in Los Angeles and Chicago, were required to settle schedule problems and to complete the stocking of Dallas. "We're about two months behind, I'd guess, in our planning for the 1960 season - strategy, grading and the like," Vince said after addressing the regular Optimist luncheon at Brault's. But you'd never guess Vince was under the pressure of a mountain of work as he unloaded a rapid-fire and inspiring talk on football in general, the Packers, the National League, the draft and numerous other sidelights. Here are some of Lambeau's remarks: Dallas - "The Cowboys will surprise somebody. I hope it won't be us." The Draft - "Next year, with added competition 


surprise somebody. I hope it won't be us." The Draft - "Next year, with added competition (the AFL plus Canada), we'll be lucky to sign 10 of our 20 choices. As it is only one percent of the players selected after the fifth round make your club. Ninety percent of the first choices make it; 70 percent of the second choices make it; and about 40 percent of the third and fourth choices make it." Dale Hackbart (Wisconsin quarterback and fifth choice) - "He has the possibility of making a great safety. But he won't play football if he can get a sizeable bonus to play baseball." Green Bay - "It is not necessary to say 'those of you who are Packer fans' in Green Bay as I do in other cities. Everybody's a Packer fan in Green Bay." Honors - "I appreciated the honors I received after the 1959 season but I accepted them only in the name of a fine football team and a fine staff of coaches." Future - "We believe we've got a team that wants to win and hates to lose. I was proud of our 1959 team. It was a team that played with great spirit and it never quit." Tom Moore (first draft choice) - "Moore will go 220 and he's the type of back we want - speed and power. He can make the cut. Our offense is based on the cutback type of play. We don't expect him to be a standout the first year, but he will be in the future. Of course, we hope he might come in the middle of a season - like Boyd Dowler did." Record - "We hope to have a better team next year but that doesn't mean we'll have a better record." Football - "Last year, three and a half million people paid to see NFL games. Attendance should go up again. Somebody called pro football a tornado of touchdown thrills and that's exactly what it is."


APR 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers today struck by their original proposal for a 5,000-seat addition to City Stadium and said club financial outlook made it impossible to accept a $20,000 yearly rent increase requested Wednesday night by the City Council. "The Packers cannot commit themselves to this greatly increased rental because the financial outlook of the Packers for the next 10 years does not warrant such an outlay," the Packers' executive committee said in a prepared statement. The statement was released by Dominic Olejniczak, Packer Corp. president, and Vince Lombardi, general manager, after a session of the executive committee this morning at which the Council proposal "was examined very carefully."...BACK TO COUNCIL: The Packer statement apparently throws the ball back to City Hall in rental negotiations dating from January. The Council action Wednesday night ordered that bids be obtained for 5,000 additional seats and a lighting system for high school games but set a condition that this would be done only if the Packers agreed to a $20,000 rent increase for the next 10 years. The Council vote was 19-4. The Packers have offered to pay $140,000 in the next 10 years if the city will furnish $100,000 for the 5,000 added seats. They proposed to pay rent of $50,000 in advance for 1960 and 1961 and rent of $42,500 for the next eight years. The Packers' present rent is $30,000 yearly based on a 20-year lease to cover half of the $960,000 stadium bond issue and interest on that half. The stadium cost $1,200,000...MUST HIKE PRICES: The executive committee statement said rising costs and competitive factors dictated a ticket price increase regardless of whether the new seats are erected "to meet rising costs and also give visiting teams an amount more on a part with what the Packers receive on the road. The original proposal the Packers made to the Stadium Commission to reimburse the city for the cost of the seats, estimated at $100,000, plus $40,000 for accumulated interest, was made after consideration of all these factors. We still feel this was a very equitable proposal," the Packers' statement said. The statement detailed these financial considerations upon which the Packer position is based: 1. Costs of operation are rising every year. 2. Competition from the new league will accelerate these rising costs. How much is unpredictable. 3. There is no reason to predict that the Packers' income over the coming 10 years will be considerably increased. 4. The additional 5,000 seats the Packers sought for City Stadium mean very little income-wise, since 3,500 of them would have been in the $2.50 price bracket and the remaining 1,500 would have been children's seats at 75 cents each. The visiting team would receive 40 percent of this additional income...REASONS FOR ADDITION: 5. The Packers wanted the additional seats for these reasons: a. The seats would have given more fans an opportunity of seeing league games in Green Bay. b. Seatwise, the addition would have put City Stadium more on a part with other stadiums in the league, and this would have been an obvious advantage in publicity for Green Bay. c. The additional seats would have made available to the fans the same number of lower priced seats as last year and would have doubled the number of seats for children, who are the Packers' future fans.



APR 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Bears and 49ers stepped up front today in the ballot among Packer players for the Boscar and Flatcar awards. The questions being asked among Packer veterans are: (1) What game did you get the biggest thrill out of winning last season?; (2) what game as the toughest to lose last season?, and (3) what do you think of the Packers' chances in 1960? A boscar (whatever that is) is the award for the greatest win; a flatcar for the toughest setback. The latest answers were received from Joe Francis, Paul Hornung, Bob Skoronski, Lew Carpenter and Bob Freeman. Their votes - plus those from five players whose answers were revealed earlier - lifted the second Bear loss (28-17 in Chicago) into a tie with the Colt setback in Milwaukee (28-24), with four votes each. The victory over the 49ers moved into a tie with the opening-day triumph over the Bears, with three votes apiece. Quarterback Francis, who is now selling insurance out in Corvallis, Ore., picked the 9-6 triumph over the Bears as his top thrill. "It showed to our team and fans of Green Bay that we had a team that could win and win big," said Joe...GIANTS LOSS TOUGHEST: Francis selected the 20-3 loss to the Giants in New York as his toughest game to lose. "I 

single that game out because the Giants were right up there then and being that I played quite a bit against them it was a tough one to lose. You couldn't help but feel that you let down the team at the wrong time." Carpenter, now selling advertising for Channel 11, picked the opening Bear game. "That set us on our way," he pointed out, adding: "The Bear game in Chicago was the worst. We should have scored from close in." Hornung, who is doing sales lease work for Plaza Centers in Louisville, named the Bear game in Chicago as the toughest loss and the victory over the Rams in the Los Angeles Coliseum as the greatest win. "I had never played with a winning team in the Coliseum.  We had some frustrating experiences with Notre Dame against Southern California in there, besides my first two years with the Packers. I think it was our best effort offensively the whole season. Bart didn't call one bad play the entire game." Skoronski, who is working in the industrial engineering division at Marathon Paper Co., in Neenah, thought that "getting off on the right foot against the Bears was my biggest thrill. The toughest loss by far was the Colt game in Milwaukee. I really hated to lose that one." Freeman, a surveyor for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., in Decatur, Ala., selected the finish against the 49ers on the coast as his biggest thrill. "It certainly was a good feeling to know we climbed into third place and it also gave us added confidence of doing even better in 1960. I pinpoint the second Bear game in Chicago as the toughest one to lose." All five players are looking forward to the 1960 season with high hopes. Here are some capsule comments: Francis - "With a little luck in the injury department and keeping the right attitude, who knows what might happen. We know we can beat any team in the league and with the added experience and confidence, who knows." Hornung - "I think, if everything goes well, with Jimmy Taylor at full strength the whole season, we can be very proud of ourselves and Green Bay at the end of the season. Give my regard to everyone in Green Bay. I am looking forward to the coming season with high hopes." Carpenter - "We should be among the top three in the west." Freeman - "I think our chances are more than good because we were a much better ball club the latter part of last year as midway through our season our offense began to jell. We showed the other teams that we had the threats and could get the quick touchdown." Skoronski - "We should be more successful next year since we're a young team and we're bound to improve."


APR 11 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - To prevent a rent disagreement from blocking a City Stadium seating addition, Mayor Roman Denissen proposed today that the Green Bay Packers return to a March 3 proposal to spend their own $100,000 for the 5,000-seat addition. "The Packers and city government have had good relations through the years, and I would like to see this continue. All is not lost as far as additional seats for the 1960 football season is concerned," Denissen said in announcing his action. Denissen outlined his suggestion in a letter which was to be delivered to Dominic Olejniczak, Packer Corp. president, and Vince Lombardi, general manager. The mayor said he would call a special session of the City Council if the Packers accepted his plan...WOULD COST SAME: Denissen said the plan discussed at the March 3 Stadium Commission session would cost the Packers the same total, $140,000, as they offer to pay in 10 years if the city furnished the $100,000 for the addition. The Packers had asked the commission how it felt about the club financing the addition and giving the seats to the city. The commission accepted the idea, but also struck to a request for a $20,000 rent increase for 1960 and 1961. The Packers now pay $30,000 annual rent. Denissen said today that the conclusion of the March 3 session was that Packer rent after 1961 "would be renegotiated on Packer attendance and operating costs." The Packers have yet to give a formal answer to this proposal, he said. "By accepting the proposition, the Packer Corp. could be assured of 2,500 less expensive seats and 1,500 seats for children," Denissen said. The $20,000 rent increase for 1960 and 1961 plus the Packers' $100,000 would total $140,000, the total of a Packer offer to the city, and the rent would be identical for two years as offered by the Packers, Denissen explained. The Packers offered to repay $140,000 in 10 years if the city furnished $100,000 for the seating addition. The offer was to pay rent of $50,000 in 1960 and 1961 and $42,500 for the next eight years...COUNCIL ASKED INCREASE: Last Wednesday, the Council voted 19-4 to ask for rent of $50,000 for the full 10 years. This was a requirement before advertising for bids on 5,000 seats and a lighting system for high school games. The Packers said Friday the club's financial outlook made it impossible to agree to this request. Denissen pointed out that the Packers paid rent of $50,000 for 1959. He said the city's use of this $20,000 increase for a toilet building was an example of city cooperation with the Packers. "The Packers paid the city an additional $20,000 of rent last year. The city then spent $26,000 for toilets which only benefitted the Packers," he said.



APR 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - It's too bad the Packers won't get the 5,000 extra seats at City Stadium. Look at the schedule - the Bears, Lions, Colts and Dallas Cowboys. It's conceivable and darned probable that three of those could be sold out with crowds of 37,500 and the other could reach 35,000 or more! This undoubtedly is the best Green Bay schedule the Packers ever had - the club's two bitterest rivals; the world champs led by General John Unitas; and major league sports' most unique creation, Dallas. Too bad, for sure, but it goes much deeper than the schedule. One of the Packers' biggest talking points at the now-historic league meeting in Miami was Green Bay's plan to boost seating capacity of City Stadium by 5,000 seats. This, in the face of opposition from the AFL, was, indeed, a bold stroke - a real heart-warmer and inspiration to the "giants" of the NFL. We shudder to wonder what they're thinking around the league now. People outside Green Bay and Wisconsin have various ideas of the Packer ownership. The most common question is merely that "they're city-owned, aren't they?" That isn't exactly true; community-owned might better describe it. It's hard for Ed Pope, the sports-book author; Paul Zimmerman, the Los Angeles Times sport editor; Joe King, the New York World Telegram writer; or many others, to imagine how a city like Green Bay can possibly throw a block at the Packers. And it's equally hard to imagine for this writer, even though we are familiar with the local problems involved. We've looked back at Green Bay from stadiums that would comfortably seat the entire population of our town and wondered just what in blazes are we doing in the league in the first place. Thus, our policy - through strife and good times - has been to boost the Packers, promote them, sell them, keep them here. No other city of our size will ever have such a major league organization. The City of Green Bay recognized all this when it entered into an agreement with the Packers to build the present stadium. Purpose of that construction was to keep the Packers here and keep them competitive in the league. This has been the City's thinking all along - until the seat-expansion plans came up. Now, there has been a change of attitude, judging by the City's efforts to burden the Packers with steadily increasing rent. That's a foreboding thought! Some may argue that the Packers can give the city "more money." The Bays are fresh from one of their best year, artistically and financially. But what of the future? The Packers are in a precarious business at best. A couple of rainy Sundays in Milwaukee, for instance, could put them in the red. What about a losing streak? They need every bit of surplus they can pile up. Nobody's running off with it. They're a non-profit organization. Remember? Here's a question: How does the value of the Packers to the City of Green Bay compared with the Value of the City to the Packers?


APR 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - If the City of Green Bay will not accept one of two Packer Corp. proposals for financing a 5,000-seat City Stadium addition, a Packer spokesman said today the clubs "must regard the matter as terminated." The explanation of the Packers position in negotiations with City Hall was outlined at a new conference by Vince Lombardi, general manager. Lombardi said the Packers position in negotiations with Green Bay boiled down to this: The Packers will either pay for the $100,000 stadium addition on their own and stick to the existing $30,000 annual stadium rent. Or the Packers, as offered to the City Council April 5, will pay $140,00 back in increased rent in the next 10 years to repay the city for financing the $100,000 addition...CANNOT DO BOTH: The Packers are unable to both finance the $100,000 addition plus pay  more rent, Lombardi said. Asked for comment on Lombardi's press conference, Mayor Roman Denissen said he was puzzled by the Packers' attitude. He said the Packers never had offered the plan to pay for the seats themselves in a formal manner to the City Council. The offer was made to the Stadium Commission which said it would accept the seats but that it still wanted a $20,000 rent increase for 1960 and 1961...STADIUM GROUP TO MEET: "If the Packers want to build these seats themselves and pay for them, I don't know anyone who would want to stop them. Of course, I would be awfully disappointed if there were no rent increase in view of increased maintenance costs (from the addition)," Denissen said. Denissen's summary of the city view and Lombardi's statement kept negotiations at opposite ends. The next step, if there is one, will come at a Stadium Commission session Wednesday afternoon, a session which was called before today's developments. City Attorney Clarence Nier, commission president, said he had no comment on Lombardi's press conference because he could not speak for the entire commission membership..LOMBARDI DISAPPOINTED: Denissen's expression of disappointment made it unanimous all the way around. Lombardi said he was "very disappointed and quite surprised that the city cannot accept one of our two proposals both of which are quiet equitable and very fair." Lombardi criticized a Monday statement of Denissen as "entirely erroneous." Denissen either "forgetfully or very cleverly" has said that either plan would cost the Packers $140,000, Lombardi said. If the Packers paid $100,000 for the seats on their own and increased rent by $20,000 for the next two years, this would cost the same $140,000 as the other club offer, Denissen said Monday. Lombardi said the mayor had neglected to add in the cost of the Packers' borrowing $100,000...SEATS ARE IMPORTANT: Lombardi repeated the importance of 5,000 more seats both from the standpoint of improving the financial health of the club and from the standpoint of national publicity. "We all know that they say 'little old Green Bay.' Little old Green Bay with a 38,000-seat station would be quite something," Lombardi said. In saying negotiations were terminated if the city could not accept one of the Packer plans, Lombardi refused to speculate on what would happen if the City Council changed its position...TEXT OF STATEMENT: Lombardi's prepared statement said: "Statement of Packer policy regarding additional City Stadium seats: Mayor Denissen agrees with the Packer General Manager about the need for 5,000 more seats at City Stadium to provide 3,500 low priced seats for adults and 1,500 seats for children. Nevertheless, the City Council has rejected the proposal of the Packers to pay back the city for the cost of constructing the seats and pay to the city a sum of money for financing that construction. The Packers estimated the seats would cost $100,000 and the Packers were willing to pay $40,000 for the financing charge, making a total of $140,000. The Packer Corporation has been willing to build the seats itself and finance the cost of construction and give the seats to the city. But the corporation cannot, in addition to the cost of the seats, pay any additional rental for the stadium. Under the existing leases, the Packers are obligated to pay the sum of $30,000 per year rental. The Packers cannot afford to pay any additional rental over and above the cost of the seats and regard the construction of the seats as paramount. We do not want to enter into any extended discussion over modification of the existing lease. Since the city is apparently concerned mainly over an increase in rent and since neither of our proposals have been accepted, we must regard the matter as terminated."...PACKERS MADE OFFER: The Packers' offer to the Council April 5 was to pay back $140,000 if the city furnished $100,000. This would  have been in the form of a $20,000 rent increase for 1960 and 1961 and an increase of $12,500 for the next eight years. The Council voted 19-4 to get bids on the seating addition and lights for high school games only if the Packers annually increased rent by $20,000 for the full 10 years. The Packers said Friday it was impossible to commit $20,000 more in rent for the next 10 years. Denissen then replied Monday by inviting the Packers to revive the idea of paying for the seats themselves if rent was increased by $20,000 for each of the next two years.


APR 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Negotiations for a 5,000-seat addition to City Stadium remained "terminated" today after a brief Wednesday afternoon session of the Stadium Commission. The Packer Corp, used the past tense verb Tuesday in calling off talks with City Hall because it said both of two proposals made were rejected. The commission led it plain at its meeting that any reactivating of talks will have to come from the Packer side. The commission paid the stadium water bills and bills for fertilizer and grass seed. Then, City Attorney Clarence Nier, commission president, read from commission minutes to make a point that the Packers "are talking erroneously" when they said two plans were offered to the city...NEVER SUBMITTED FORMALLY: Nier said a plan for the Packers to pay for the addition on their own was never submitted formally to the commission nor received by the City Council. The only formal offer was a March 25 plan for the Packers to pay back $140,000 over 10 years if the city furnished $100,000 for the addition, he said. "When they say two proposals, they are talking erroneously. There never have been negotiations with the Packers on paying for the seats themselves. The only matter forwarded to the Common Council was the proposal of the March 25 meeting. I just want to set the record straight that at no time did this commission negotiate with the Packers about putting in the seats themselves," Nier stressed...SUGGEST $50,000 RENT: Fred Liecht, Packer representative on the commissioner, felt out the commission at a March 3 meeting on its attitude toward the Packers paying for the seats and giving them to the city. The commission said it would agree to this, but it said negotiations over a rent increase should continue. With Leicht voting no, the commission suggested rent of $50,000 for 1960 and 1961 with renegotiations in 1962 


based on Packer experience at the gate provided rent would not go lower than the $30,000 yearly stipulated when the stadium was built. The next day, Nier reported, Dominic Olejniczak, Packer president, called him to say the idea of the Packers paying for the seats should not be regarded as a formal proposal of the Packer Corp...NAME STUDY GROUP: Thus, Nier said, the only Packer offer was the one to pay $140,000 in increased rent in 10 years. The Packers offered to pay rent of $50,000 in 1960 and 1961 and $42,500 for the next eight years. Th City Council April 6 voted 19-4 to ask rent of $50,000 for the full 10 years. The commission also named Nier and Liecht as a study committee for a proposal made to the Council several months ago by Ald. Thomas Atkinson to rename the stadium for E.L. Lambeau, first Packer coach. "I just think we should pay Mr. Lambeau some tribute for founding the team and spending 30 years here, at least by dedicating the stadium in his honor," Atkinson said...STUDY TERMS OF ESTATE: One of the items to be studied will be the terms of the Del Marcelle estate, left in a will of a Green Bay doctor who stipulated that money remaining in the estate after all heirs are gone, would go for a West Side football stadium which would have his name. Atkinson agreed with Nier that a stadium name would not be allowed to block receiving of the money. He said a plaque honoring Lambeau could be installed at the stadium in this event.



APR 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - More seats at City Stadium? Earl Falck, director of Packer ticket sales, has an eight-by-ten box under the counter at the Packer ticket office at 349 S. Washington. The box is stuffed with envelopes. "Those are new orders for tickets," Earl beamed, "and we're getting more every day. We're running about 8 to 1 ahead of a year ago on new orders." The Packers have something hot to sell this year and, as Falck pointed out, "it's showing up in the new orders." A year ago, the Packers had for sale the hopes and plans of the new Vince Lombardi regime which took over a one-win team. Today, the Packers are "selling" a seven-win team - plus good prospects for the future. There's another indication that the demand will be greater this year. All of the regular season ticket holders (there are nearly 7,000 of them) have been informed by mail that the renewal deadline has been set at May 1. The first ticket information mailing, with a renewal card enclosed, was made over the weekend and in three days more than one-fifth of the cards have been returned. "That's an exceptionally fast return," Falck said. With a change in prices this year, the Packers are coming out with a new color brochure, matching up colors of the various sections with the new prices. Season prices (4 games) are $23 (5.75 top), $20 (5), $14 (3.50), $10 (2.50) and $4 (75 cents). Lombardi announced that the St. Louis Cardinal non-league game here will be Labor Day afternoon, with a 2 o'clock kickoff. There had been some consideration to playing it Sunday, Sept. 4. Special lower prices will be in effect for the game - $4 for all sideline seats (Sections 11 through 28) $3 for all south end zone and Sections 2, 4, 6, 8, 10; $2 for Sections 1, 3 and 5; and 50 cents for children in Sections 7 and 9.


APR 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Tom Bettis can't decide which of the seven Packer victories was the "thrillingest" to him. "All seven of them were the greatest thrills to me. I've never had the pleasure of doing a lot of winning with the Packers, but I certainly did last year. I vote for all seven of them because they all put us back on the winning trail." Packer players, in case you missed the boat, are being polled on the following questions: (1) What game did you get the biggest thrill out of winning last season?; (2) what game as the toughest to lose last season?, and (3) what do you think of the Packers' chances in 1960? Latest to submit answers besides Bettis are Bart Starr, Em Tunnell, Bill Forester, and Hank Gremminger. Their votes, plus those revealed earlier, give the Colt loss in Milwaukee a lead in that category but leaves the greatest win race in a tie. The Bear win here and the win over the 49ers in San Francisco are tied with 5 votes apiece. The Colt game has seven votes; the loss to the Bears in Chicago four. Bettis, now a salesman for Hunter Machinery, started the push toward the Colt game as the toughest loss. "That not only was my toughest loss, it was the toughest for the entire team," Tom said. Starr, sports director for radio station 


WATV in Birmingham, Ala., picked the final 49er game as the best to win. "We had our backs to the wall early when they mounted a 14-0 lead and the fact that they were battling for second place didn't make things any easier. On other occasions, we might have faded against such odds." Starr selected the Colt game as the toughest loss. "We played one of our best games against them. I suppose it's only natural to want to beat the best, the champs, so when we came so close only to lose, it was especially hard to swallow." Tunnell, now working as a player scout for the Packers, pointed to the win over the Bears and the loss to the Giants. "Beating the Bears," Em said, "proved a point for all that there is nothing that takes the place of work and condition. Also it was a game which made some of our guys believe that they could win against anybody." The Giant game? Em added: "That game was the toughest to lose for my saying, not just because I played for the Giants and was back in New York, but my hopes were so high all week due to the sharpest workouts we had all year the week of the game. Plus, our guys knew how much the game meant to Vince, Bill and I." Forester, salesman for Red Fox Athletic Clothing in Dallas, said he liked beating the Bears best and hated losing to the Colts in Milwaukee the most. "It always gives me a special thrill to beat the bears. We had been preparing for this game a long time. We could have beaten the Colts easily had the ball bounced our way a few times." Gremminger, now on a six-month tour with the Air Force and stationed at Truax Field in Madison, picked the 49ers victory "because it was one of our best games. The offense and defense worked together perfectly. The toughest was the Colt game in Milwaukee. I thought we outplayed them and deserved the victory." What about next year? Here are some quick comments: Bettis - "The opposition will be cognizant of the fact that we'll be in the running and that will make our job tougher. But we've got the type of club that will be tougher." Starr - "If we limit our mistakes to a minimum, we'll do real well. We'll have plenty of spirit and no one will out hit us. I'm anxious to begin."  Tunnell - "I think we can hand in there if our young fellows improve and our veterans keep a fire going within. Oh yes, we definitely have to beat the Colts at least one." Forester - "I think we'll be in the running down to the wire if we can start off the way we finished and keep improving." Gremminger - "Green Bay has as good a chance as anybody. If we have a little luck and are free of injuries we could go all the way."


APR 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers have sold 11,000 season tickets in one week, Coach-GM Vince Lombardi said today. Nearly 27,000 season ducats, an all-time record, were sold in 1959. Thus, the 1960 sale already is approaching the halfway mark, indicating that the club has a good start toward a new record. The stadium seating capacity is 32,150. The new figure is based on renewal cards returned to the Packer ticket office. The cards were first sent out a week ago and "we're getting them back exceptionally fast, Lombardi said. New orders (not on last year's season ticket list) are running approximately 8 to 1 ahead of a year ago).



APR 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "Let's put it this way. Mahomet is not adverse to going to the mountain." That was the reaction of City Attorney Clarence Nier, Stadium Commission president, Tuesday night to a City Council meeting asking the commission to try to reopen negotiations with the Green Bay Packers on a 5,000-seat addition to City Stadium. The motion received unanimous support, but the Council offered no advice on how past city offers should be changes. The subject was not on the council agenda, but it received brief attention because of a question from Ald. Don Tilleman on whether there was anything new to report on the Packer negotiations. "A copy of a (Packer) news release we received said all negotiations were terminated," reported Nier...ASKS NEW TALKS: Tilleman then made the motion to try to resume talks. He had led the effort for a flat $20,000 rent increase request April 6, one of two ideas rejected by the Packers when negotiations were ended. "Wait a minute, here. My impression is that the door always is open anytime the Packers want a meeting," protested Ald. Clarence Vandermus. Nier than made his observation about whether the commission or Packers should make the first move by using the classical reference. Of negotiations are reopened with the Packers, they would start from a $7,500 difference in rent offers and requests for the years 1962 through 1970. If the city furnishes $100,000 for the stadium addition, the Packers offered to pay back $140,000 in 10 years in the firm of rent increases of $20,000 for 1960 and 1961 and $12,500 for the following eight years...ASKED MORE RENT: The Council vote 19-4 April 6 to ask $20,000 more for each of the 10 years, or a total of $20,000. The Packers now pay rent of $30,000 yearly. In calling off the negotiations, the Packers also said the city had rejected an offer for the Packers to finance the seats on their own. The Stadium Commission cried foul on this and said this idea had been withdrawn in March the day after it was made.


APR 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Tom Fears, the all-time pass catcher for the Los Angeles Rams, won't return in 1960 as a part-time Packer coach. Packer GM-Coach Vince Lombardi said today that Fears has taken a similar job with the Rams. Tom now will work with his former passing partner, Bob Waterfield, who is now head coach of the Rams. Fears has the same kind of setup that he had with the Packers - working during the training season. Tom lives in Los Angeles where he operates several taco stands. Lombardi said he was undecided on replacing Fears, who was with the Packers for close to six weeks during the training season and then for the two-week tour of the west coast at the end of the season. Fears worked with the ends on blocking and pass receiving. One of his prize pupils was Boyd Dowler, who wound up as rookie of the year...Fred (Fuzzy) Thurston, the only Valparaiso University alumnus now playing in the NFL, will return to the campus for the Old Timer-Varsity spring football game May 7...Packer fever is catching all over the state. Season ticket business for the four games here is really humming - 11,000 in a week and an 8 to 1 increase in new orders. And now from Milwaukee, Bob Schwartz, ticket manager there with officers in County Stadium, report that "we have 1,011 new requests" for the two league games in Milwaukee.



APR 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Green Bay Packer officials today were pondering a formal invitation of the Stadium Commission to reopen talks on the financing of a 5,000-seat addition to City Stadium. In a "Dear Dom" letter to Dominic Olejniczak, Packer Corp. president, City Attorney Clarence Nier, commissioner president, said, "At the request of the Common Council, the Stadium Commission, by a unanimous vote, is asking representatives of the Packer Corp. for a meeting regarding construction of additional seats." The brief letter was mailed Wednesday, it was learned today. The Council Tuesday night instructed the commission "to invite" the Packers to reopen talks which were broken off on the subject of added rent which would be part of the city's financing the stadium addition. Olejniczak said today he would call a meeting of the Packer executive committee "to consider the contents of Mr. Nier's letter." Since several members of the Packer committee are out of town, Olejniczak said he could not say today when the meeting would be held. He also said it was improper for him to speak for the entire committee on exactly what the meeting would discuss other than Nier's letter. In addition to financial proposals for the addition. the question of whether the seating addition could be completed in time for the coming football season also is believed to be part of the decision facing the Packer committee. In an interview Thursday, Vince Lombardi, Packer general manager, indicated there might now be more flexibility in the Packer position. "There is always room for a little compromise," he said. But Lombardi added that he does not think the Packers can afford to give much more than their original offers. The Council Tuesday night in effect also demonstrated flexibility. It voted unanimously to try to get the negotiations going again after voting 19-4 two weeks earlier to furnish $100,000 for the addition only if the Packers increased rent by $20,000 annually for 10 years. The Packers offered to return $140,000 in 10 years for the $100,000. This would have been in rent increases of $20,000 for 1960 and 1961 and of $12,500 for the next eight years. The Packers April 12 also said they regarded an offer to build the seats themselves as having been rejected by the city. The Stadium Commission replied that this idea had been withdrawn the day after it was offered by the Packers. "I don't want any ill feeling with the city. They're our landlords and we live here. That's why I said a week ago that the best thing to do would be forget about it. I think there has been too much said it already and I don't want it to develop into a controversy," Lombardi was quoted by United Press International Thursday. However, he said there is a need for the additional seats. "We need them to make more money to meet rising expenses. We had to adjust prices in the stadium and if we had the new seats we would keep the same number of low priced seats we had before." Could the Packers fill 5,000 more seats? "Well, that's always a problem. But three times last season we could have filled them," he was quoted as saying.


APR 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Four familiar names are missing from the Packer tentative training camp roster! Of the 36 players who had a hand in finishing off the 1959 season with four straight victories, 32 are left. The missing foursome: Bobby Dillon, Nate Borden, Don McIlhenny and Billy Butler. Defensive specialist Dillon has definitely retired, and defense end Borden, offense back McIlhenny and all-around back Butler went to the Cowboys in the recent Dallas "stocking" draft. Who's for replacements for these valued and experienced departees? The tentative roster offers some clues and shows the problem, facing Coach Vince Lombardi. Ten halfbacks are listed in the defense department occupied by Dillon and Butler, including five veterans - Em Tunnell, starting on his 13th year, Jesse Whittenton and Hank Gremminger, fifth each, and Jonny Symank and Bobby Freeman, fourth each. They are joined by rookies Dale Hackbart, Joe Gomes, Garney Henley, John Littlejohn and Willie Wood. Hackbart, the Wisconsin quarterback, is considered the best bet to take up where Dillon left off. He's rangy (6-3), swift and a good tackler. But he's also a baseball player and would pass up pro football if he won a bonus pact in baseball this spring. Gomes and Littlejohn are both 6-1. Hanley is the speed phenom out of Huron, S.D., and may get tested on offense, too. Hackbart also will be tried on offense. Jim Temp is ready, willing and able to step into Borden's shoes. Temp started the last 10 games after Borden was hurt in the second game last fall. Ken Beck, a tackle last year, is now listed as a defensive end. The only other veteran DE is Bill Quinlan, who will be starting his fifth year. Rookies at the position are light by comparison to the veterans - Gilmer Lewis, 225; Ron Ray, 235; Jim Ward, 225. Quinlan and Temp each go 250; Beck 240. McIlhenny worked mostly in spots last year but made a major contribution in the key 21-20 victory over the 49ers before getting hurt. He gave the Packers bench strength at offensive halfback. Only two veteran offensive halfbacks are listed - Paul Hornung and Lew Carpenter. Boyd Dowler, the end who plays as a third and/or halfback, is listed as an end. The rookie halfbacks are John Meroney, Tom Moore, Dick Posewitz and Paul Winslow. Moore is the big key in this spot. The No. 1 draft choice from Vanderbilt, has exceptional speed for his 215 pounds. And he's an excellent pass catcher. Last year, Hornung and Dowler were the halfbacks, with Jim Taylor going at fullback. Carpenter worked at fullback or halfback. There are no veterans listed at fullback. The two rookie FB's are both good size - Jim Hurd and Lee Nussbaum, each 6-2 and around 215...Four of the newcomers played semi-pro ball - Posewitz, who hails from Sheboygan; Nussbaum; tackle Tony DeLuca, who had no college experience; and tackle Ed Wallace. Three rookies played service football - guard Jack Ashton; tackle Leo Bland, heaviest of the newcomers at 275, and end Jim Ward, who had a tryout here last year...The ages of the rookies are unusually high. Normal is 21 or 22, but Ray is 26, Joe Hergert 24, Bland 27, Ed Buckingham, who tried out last year, 26. Ashton 27, Wallace 27, Nussbaum 26, Henley 24, Wood 24 and Gomes 25.



APR 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Gene (Big daddy) Lipscomb wanted to know, "what are you doing about Borden?" and then answered "Ron Kramer would make a good defensive end." The giant (300 pounds more or less) defensive tackle of the world champion Baltimore Colts, relaxing after the wrestling show at the Arena Sunday night, noted that Nate Borden, the Packers' defensive end selected by Dallas, "will do the Cowboys some good," commenting: "That might hurt your defensive line. You got to get somebody in there. That Ron Kramer is tough, real tough. He would make a good defensive end. The rest of that line is rough. Dave Hanner should have been all-pro last year. Don't know how he missed." Lipscomb said he gained plenty of respect for Kramer when he played as the Packers' slot back in 1957. Reminded that Gary Knafelc wouldn't let Kramer play offense last year, Big Daddy seconded: "Yeah, I know, Knafelc can't be moved out of there." The chat got around to Bart Starr, the Packer signalist who almost engineers an upset of the Colts in Milwaukee last year. Lipscomb let out a mighty sigh: "That guy kept me from scoring my first touchdown when he knocked me out of bounds in Milwaukee. Guess he got shaken up a little. I thought sure I'd score. Maybe I tired some, too." Big Daddy intercepted a batted up pass on the Packer 33 and seemed a cinch for a TD, but Starr came across and knocked him down - a sort of a David and Goliath act, on the 18. "We didn't score on th4e play, either." Daddy moaned. The Packers tightened there and on fourth down Ray Brown passed incomplete to Gino Marchetti on a fake field goal. Lipscomb mentioned Fred Thurston, the Pack's regular offensive guard who was obtained from the Colts. "He gave me lots of trouble. Of course, Fred knows what I don't like and that's what I looked at in both games," the big athlete laughed. The Colts' defensive star, taking up wrestling for the first time this year, was scheduled to meet Dick (The Bruiser) Afflis, former Packer lineman, but Afflis couldn't show due to bad flying conditions. "I never saw the Bruiser. I understand he's a good wrestler. I'd been anxious to meet him," Big Daddy said. For wrestling, Lipscomb has good speed and, what's more, tremendous strength. He's the telephone pole type. The enemy wrestler run into him. He stiffens. And the enemy bounces off! You take it from there.


APR 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Green Bay Packers Corp. said today it did not believe that enough time remained to complete negotiations and construct a 5,000-seat addition to City Stadium in time for the 1960 football season. But the Packers said the subject should be kept open for 1961 construction. The Packers' position was stated in a letter from Dominic Olejniczak, Packer president, to City Attorney Clarence Nier, Stadium Commission president. The letter apparently meant that negotiations, "terminated" by the Packers April 12, are now ended for good as far as 1960 construction was concerned. In an attempt to revive talks, the City Council April 19 instructed the commission to invite the Packers to a new meeting. Olejniczak's letter today was in answer to an April 20 commission notice to the Packers about the Council action...NOT ENOUGH TIME: "Please be advised that at a meeting of our executive committee and Mr. (Vince) Lombardi (general manager), we are of the opinion that there is not sufficient time remaining to have the seats erected for the 1960 season," Olejniczak's letter said. "However, the question of additional seats should not be abandoned permanently for the many reasons enumerated in Mr. Lombardi's recent communication to you. We therefore believe it advisable that this matter should be considered far in advance so as to provide sufficient time for 1961 construction." Asked for comment today, Mayor Roman Denissen warned that the idea of use of $100,000 of city money for the stadium addition cannot be automatically transferred to negotiations in 1961. The plan was to take the $100,000 from city surplus, which now stands at about $325,000. I cannot make any prediction about what the level of city surplus will be next year or what ideas the Council might have about use of some surplus in reducing the tax levy in 1961. Is the Council going to budget for the stadium addition this fall?" asked Denissen. The end of negotiations also apparently closed plans for 1960 of installing a lighting system for high school games at City Stadium. Denissen said, however, that he was hopeful this study would be kept open. While not part of the Packer offer as such, accelerated rent for 1960 and 1961 was excepted to be used for lights. The Council April 6 agreed to get bids on lights and the seating addition if its rent increase request was met...RENT DIFFERENCE HURDLE: Negotiations between the Packers and the city hung on a $7,500 rent difference for the years 1962 to 1970. If the city furnished $100,000, the Packers agreed to pay back $140,000 in 10 years. This would have been in the form of rent increases of $20,000 in both 1960 and 1961 and $12,500 yearly for the next eight years. The Council April 6 voted 19-4 to ask for $20,000 yearly for the 10 years. The Packers replied that they could not meet this kind of long-term obligation. The Packers also said the city had rejected an idea to have the Packers finance the addition on their own. The commission then protested this idea was withdrawn in March the day after it was offered...PAY $30,000 A YEAR: The Packers in a 20-year agreement pay annual rent of $30,000, which meet half of a $960,000 stadium bond issue and interest on this half. In a technical sense, a commission request of January to increase this $30,000 still awaits a Packer answer. Nier pointed out today that the Packers paid $20,000 in additional "rent" in 1959, a fund which financed an additional toilet building at the stadium. As a matter of form, Olejniczak's letter will be sent by the commission to the May 3 City Council session.


APR 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers' season ticket total is approaching the 20,000 mark. And the hopper marked "veterans' contracts" finally has something in it! These developments represent two smiles from Coach Vince Lombardi today, who has a few other things on his mind, such as (1) the seat addition and (2) the annual stockholders meeting Monday night. Requests for season ticket renewals have reached 19,300 - not counting mail received today in Ticket Director Earl Falck's office. Today's business likely will bring the figure up to 20,000. Despite the recent ticket 


price increase, there have been a large number of new orders, which are running about 8 to 1 ahead of a year ago. Many regular season ticket holders are asking for additional seats. Thus, the season ticket record of 26,078 set for the four games at City Stadium last year seems within reach - what with a spring and summer of promoting time left in Green Bay and the rest of the state. The first of the veterans signing was announced last night, with the receipt of pacts from Gary (Klutch) Knafelc and Ray Nitschke. Green Bay homeowner Knafelc is set for his seventh season, while Chicagoan Nitschke, now back studying at the University of Illinois, his alma mater, is returning for his third campaign. Knafelc has been busy during the offseason in the insurance field (he's a salesman for Northwestern National Life) and on the banquet front. He has made 30 speeches in Packerland since Jan. 1. Gary made a strong comeback last year after knee operations shortened his 1957 and 1958 seasons. He nailed 27 passes in '59 for 384 yards and four touchdowns. His three catches in the fourth quarter, one for a touchdown, beat San Francisco here last fall and made the Packers the league's only unbeaten for one week with 3-0...On the Milwaukee ticket front, Director Bob Schwartz reports that nearly half of the season ticket renewals are in. He reported that around 3,800 requests for the two-game season tickets have been received. The "defending" 1959 total was 7,900. Schwartz said that nearly 1,500 new applications have been received for Milwaukee season tickets. "This is far ahead of a year ago at this time," Schwartz said...The Packer-Giant non-league game in Jersey City, originally planned for Saturday or Sunday, Aug. 20 or 21, now has been set for Monday night, Aug. 22. This will be the Packers first non-looper. They open in New Orleans Saturday night, Aug. 13, against the Steelers.



APR 29 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When Bart Starr puzzled enemy defenses during the Packers' season-ending four-game winning streak, he was compared to John Unitas, the Colt phenom, by many sideliners. That was a high compliment, indeed, since General John had led the Baltimores to two consecutive world titles. Thus, it is fitting today - the day Starr has signed a contract for his fifth Packer campaign - to emphasize a parallel


between Unitas and Starr. The two, who are built along the same lines, 6-1 and 195, got their official recognition start in the same place - Chicago's Wrigley Field, home of the Bears. On Oct. 21, 1956, the Bears disjointed George Shaw, then the Colts' QB ace, and Unitas was called off the bench. John hasn't lost the football since - other than missing a couple of games with injuries. The Colts lost that game, 58 to 27. On Nov, 8, 1959, the Packers' Lamar McHan injured his leg just before the half. Starr was yanked off the bench and he hasn't been replaced since. The Packers lost the game 28 to 17, but Bart moved the club downfield three times, only to be stopped on the one-yard line twice. Starr came face to face with Unitas in Milwaukee the following Sunday, and the Colts came off with a thrilling 28-24 victory. That game "made" Bart and Coach Vince Lombardi pointed out, "Now I know I have two good quarterbacks." Starr won the next four games - Redskins, Lions, Rams and 49ers. Right now, he shaped up as the Bays' big hope at QB for '60. Starr broke in under Tobin Rote in 1957, and shared the job with Babe Parilli in 1958. He played behind Lamar McHan and for a spell Joe Francis in '59. Starr, an offseason sports director for a Birmingham, Ala., radio station, played briefly at the end of the Packers' 45 to 6 loss to the Rams in Milwaukee Oct. 18, completing one in five attempts for 11 yards, with one interception. In his five and a half games, the brainy Starr fired 123 times and completed 69 for 961 yards and six touchdowns. His 50-plus passing percentage lifted the Packers into fifth place among the league's passing teams. More than that, the Alabama alumnus cracked the Bay's 11-game losing streak. Fittingly, Starr scored his first win (he had started many games in the previous years, but Parilli had received credit for winning what few there were) in City Stadium - a 21-0 verdict over Washington. McHan saw brief action near the end of the game. Bart completed 11 out of 19. At Detroit, Starr completed 10 out of 15 in the 24-17 victory. He built up a 28-7 lead at Los Angeles and wound up winning 35-20, completing 11 out of 20. In the windup, Starr faced a 14-0 deficit but led the Bays out of the woods, 36-14, completing a fantastic 20 out of 25 for 248 yards and two touchdowns.


APR 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - It's tough to lose to the Bears. The latest returned in the poll among Packer veterans to select the Bays' toughest loss and greatest victory of the 1959 season show the 28-17 loss to the Bears in Chicago pull into a tie with the 28-24 defeat the hands of the Colt in Milwaukee. Each of the defeats has seven votes, with three of this week's voting five selecting the Bears, one the 45-6 loss to the Rams and the other the loss to the Colts in Baltimore. There was a three-vote bulge for the first 49er game (a 21-20 sizzler) as the greatest. The first Bear game and the second 49er game each received one vote. Thus, the Bear win and the second 49er win are tied with six votes apiece but the first 49er victory closed in with five. Latest votes came from A.D. Williams, Jim Ringo, Norm Master, Fuzzy Thurston and Don McIlhenny. Williams, a real estate salesman in Sant Monica, Calif. now, picked back to back games - the first 49er game because "it made me feel so good with a 3-0 record" and the loss to the Rams the next Sunday, explaining: "That broke our winning streak and besides I was in their training camp for awhile before getting cut." After naming the first 49er game as the "biggest thrill," Ringo pointed out: "It was by

a mere three years by which we lost second place moneys - not being able to score from close in. You must realize I'm talking about the Bear game." Ringo is in the vending machine business and helping with spring football at Syracuse. Thurston, a salesman for Brookwood Lumber in Madison, said he "liked the first 49er win. It gave us three straight and showed everybody that we are an up and coming team. Losing to the Colts out there was the toughest because I played with them the year before."..."KEPT US HIGH": Masters, an insurance salesman for the Chuck Davey Agency in Detroit, also picks the first 49er game. "It was this particular game that kept us high over the next five losses. The toughest loss was the Bear game, because we couldn't score from the one." McIlhenny, who was selected by Dallas (his home) in the stocking of the Cowboys, picked the first 49er game. "I feel that I did well in that game, and that I helped win the game in what I think was a splendid team effort. The toughest loss was the Bear game in Chicago. We outplayed the Bears every minute except on the goal line. We were the best team on the field." Asked what they thought of the Packers' chances in 1960, the veterans gave varied answers: Williams - "All I can say about 1960 is that by January, 1961, if we are not playing for the championship, we gave them a hell of a game." Ringo - "We'll all be trying to be champions you can bet on that, but we'll all have to make that second effort in every game." Thurston - "We definitely have a chance for the 1960 championship. It will be a real tough road and lots of hard work and desire will be needed." Cowboy McIlhenny - "I think the Packers have an excellent chance to have a good season next year. It if is at all possible for me to help defeat the Packers on Nov. 13 (in Green Bay), I will relish the opportunity. I wish Coach Lombardi and his staff a great deal of success throughout the coming season on every Sunday but that one."



MAY 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers had a net profit of $75,208.36 on the 1959 season! This was reported by Vince Lombardi, general manager and head coach, at the annual stockholders' meeting of Green Bay Packers Inc., in WBAY auditorium Monday night. It was the largest profit in the history of the Packers - at least in the years since 1950 when an annual operating statement was made public. But Lombardi, making his first report to the stockholders, touched a note of caution, explaining that no one should assume that this situation will continue...LARGEST CHECK EVER: He pointed out that the Packers received the largest check, approximately $70,000, from the Giants in New York last year - the largest Green Bay ever received. And the income from the 49er game in San Francisco was exceptionally high because they had a chance for second place. "But in 1960, Pittsburgh will replace the Giants on our schedule, and we can't possibly approach that New York figure. We could get a decrease of $35,000 and our player salary increases could be as much as $35,000. Thus, our expenses on those two items along would be nearly $75,000 more in '60," Lombardi said. Lombardi's financial breakdown on '59 put a wonderful touch to the Packers' finest and winningest season in nearly 15 years. The big year reflected the team's success and, by the way, was the first "million dollar year" in the team's history. The total operating income, the condensed profit and loss statement showed, showed a total operating income of $1,006,914. It was $835,867 for the 1958 season. Income and expenses both went up. On the income bracket, total ticket sales amounted to $732,328 


compared to $682,828 in '58 and receipts from home and out of town games both went up - particularly the road games. Receipts in Green Bay and Milwaukee were $377,182, compared to $359,443 in '58. Out of town totals were $511,039, compared to 1958's $370,261, which explains the windfall in New York, San Francisco and most other cities...$20,000 RENT INCREASE: Total expenses soared to $875,030, compared to $782,527 in '58 - an increase of $92,503. Expenses in the league season went up $38,831 alone. In addition, there was an increase of $20,000 on the rent at City Stadium, $22,247 more for training expenses, and the rest on meals and travel expenses for the exhibition season. The non-league program sent the Packers to both coasts (California and Maine) and there were two extended stays out of town - Portland, Greensboro and Pewaukee. Training expenses went up from $70,522 in '59 to $92,750 in '50, from $473,028 to $512,760 for season expenses, and from $238,075 to $269,520 for overhead and administrative expenses. Lombardi came up with charts showing the fantastic increases in expenses in the five-year period from 1955 to 1959. Total expenses went up from $639,000 in '55 to $950,000 in '59 and player salaries soared from $262,000 to $390,000. "Some of that player increase came from the fact that we are now carrying 36 players compared to 33 and that the players now get $50 each for each exhibition game," Vince said. In the five-year period, season expenses went from $336,000 to $485,000 and the tax bill of $74,742.80. "And, gentlemen," Lombardi pointed out, "this is a one-way street. These expenses always go up. They never level off or go down." Packer President Dominic Olejniczak, who introduced Lombardi, said "the past year has been very exciting and out statement shows we are in a healthy condition." An amendment to the bylaws adopted by the stockholders a year ago to the effect that a director missing three consecutive meetings of the board shall be deemed to have resigned, was altered by the stockholders this year to four consecutive meetings. The amendment also spells out that there will be four regular meetings of the board each calendar year, on dates to be set in advance by the board. In view of this change, three other Milwaukee directors retain their positions on the board, Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, Frank V. Birch and David B. Kuenzli. Otto Rachals, former Green Bay mayor, suggested that the Packer pay 10 percent of the gross receipts after taxes as rent on City Stadium. Lombardi pointed out that the Rams pay 7 percent in Los Angeles and the Browns pay less than 10 percent in Cleveland. Paul Mazzoleni, of the South Side Civic Assn., said his organization was ready to help the Packers get additional seats at City Stadium for this season...Season ticket sales for the Packers' four league games in City Stadium have reached 22,227, Lombardi told stockholders later. "That's amazing to me - maybe not so amazing to you people here, but to me this is an amazing city," Lombardi said, adding: "And there are over 1,000 new requests for season tickets." Vince said that there have been 4,032 renewals for season tickets for the two league games in Milwaukee. "And this is surprising: There have been 1,700 new ticket request," he pointed out. On the team front, Lombardi said, "We must have a better team in 1960, but that doesn't mean we'll win more games. We sneaked up on a few teams last year. Those teams will be waiting for us. But we won't have some of the problems that faced us in 1959 - new coach, new offenses, new terminology, new everything. Some of those problems will be gone, but don't forget we are still doing a rebuilding job."


MAY 4 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Although the Green Bay Packers "terminated" talks on a 5,000-seat City Stadium addition April 12 and repeated last week that there was no point in talking about 1960 construction, the City Council Tuesday night spent 30 minutes refusing to accept the football club's stand. Amid complaints that newspapers, radio and television had miscast aldermen in the role of villains, the Council unanimously accepted a Stadium Commission report on an April 28 Packer letter saying there was no longer time to get the seats built for the coming football season. But then the Council reversed its field and ordered the meeting the Packers said there is no point in having. The motion was to instruct City Attorney Clarence Nier, Stadium Commission president, to meet with Vince Lombardi, Packer general manager, to talk about a rent increase and the seating addition, in that order...ASKS WHAT TO DO: "The report is self-explanatory. They say they are not interested in meeting. What are we supposed to do?" asked Nier. Ald. Robert Houle explained what was supposed to be accomplished. Houle, a reporter, said the trouble was there was too much news and too many trying to get in the act. "I have no doubt whatsoever that if two responsible people get together, like the city attorney and Mr. Lombardi, they will come up with something to present," Houle said. "Maybe as a newsman I shouldn't say this. But there has been too much publicity. Anytime something happened a big deal was made of it. And this business of exchanging press releases gets nowhere."...LOOK TO NEXT YEAR: Why Lombardi was singled out by the council to received Nier's invitation was unstated. The April 29 Packer letter said Lombardi and the Packer executive committee were in agreement that there was not enough time to get seats built for this fall, but that the subject should be reopened in plenty of time for 1961 construction. The Packer letter was in response to an April 19 Council invitation to reopen talks. The Packers broke off talks on ground that they were unable to commit themselves to the long-term rental increase requested by the council April 6. If the city furnished the $100,000 for the addition, the Packers had offered to pay back $140,000 in rent increases of $20,000 for 1960 and 1961, and $12,500 the following eight years. The council asked for $20,000 for each of the 10 years, or a total of $200,000...COMPLAIN ABOUT PUBLICITY: When the discussion got rolling, Ald. Don Tilleman and Robert Johnson complained that the Packers and their publicity had misrepresented their ability to pay. Aldermen were cast in the role of "village idiots" when they tried to do their duty in watching out for the taxpayer, Johnson said. Tilleman pointed to the reserve of the Packers of more than $300,000 as reported to the stockholders Monday. "The council is depicted to the public like being anti-Packers or something, which just is not true. They think they can come to this council with a crying towel. They aren't in the straits they claim to be," he said. Tilleman asked when the Stadium Commission had last met with the fill Packer executive committee. Nier said it as last July 6...CITES $20,000 EXTRA: While he was at it, Nier pointed out that a Packer letter last July agreed to a $20,000 rent increase for 1959 because one more league game was played in the stadium, and because the Packers were training at home. The $20,000 was used to build an additional toilet building at the stadium. Last July, the commission asked for a meeting on rent after the football season. This request was renewed last January. While he went along with the Council motion, Ald. Thomas Atkinson thundered that there was no reason for this step. Atkinson said: "The door is open, Mr. Nier has said that a dozen times tonight. Why is this such an emotional issue? It is just about a game where they kick a ball around filled with air."...LOOK LIKE JACKASSES: "Why are all these aldermen shivering? I can't see why those tin gods can't come to a meeting. We do this (another invitation) and we look like a bunch of prime jackasses." Atkinson directed his remarks at Ald. Robert Stuart, who said the city ought to let the Packers build the seats themselves. Stuart said Dominic Olejniczak, Packer president, had challenged him to put this idea to the Council last Friday, the day after the Packers sent their letter. Earlier in the session, the Council endorsed a Stadium Commission plan to erect a plaque honoring E.L. Lambeau, first Packer coach, during a ceremony at City Stadium. Atkinson proposed several months ago that the stadium be renamed in Lambeau's honor. The commission reported it had talked with Lambeau, who appreciated the consideration but who said his best memory would be "the wonderful treatment he had received from the people of Green Bay and Packer fans from the area." The Packers last year asked the Stadium Commission if they could erect a plaque at the stadium honoring past presidents of the corporation. The two ideas will probably be combined.



MAY 6 (Los Angeles) - The Los Angeles Chargers of the new AFL announced the signing of Howie Ferguson, former fullback for Green Bay of the NFL, and Ernie Wright, Ohio State tackle. The tall, 215-pound Louisianan played six years with the packers, during which he established a reputation as one of the NFL's most willing workhorses in spite of being plagued by leg injuries in his last seasons. Fergie, who never played college football, was signed by the Packers as a free agent in 1953 after being released by the Los Angeles Rams. Howie had his best year in 1955, when he finished second in individual rushing with 859 yards in 192 carries for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. His lifetime Packer total was 2,120 yards in 544 rushes for a 3.9 average. Slowed down by injuries in 1958, Ferguson underwent surgery during the offseason. Unable to round into condition last year, he retired just before the campaign began.


MAY 10 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The board of directors of Green Bay Packers Inc., will hold four meetings year, including one in Milwaukee in connection with the annual Shrine game. Directors, at their annual meeting Monday, okayed the new streamlined program of meetings, the purpose of which is to encourage an increased attendance. The corporation has 45 directors. The first and annual meeting will be held after the annual stockholders' session, which was held last week. The next will be held at the Packer training camp and the third will be held on the day of the Shrine classic - this year set for Aug. 27. The next session will be on the second Monday in February - just after the league's annual convention. Directors started the training camp meeting at St. Norbert College last year, and it furnished an excellent opportunity for directors to meet the team and hear a progress report from Coach-GM Vince Lombardi. All officers were reelected at yesterday's meeting - Dominic Olejniczak, president; Dick Bourguignon, vice president; Fred N. Trowbridge, treasurer; and John B. Torinus, secretary, plus the executive committee - Leslie J. Kelly, Jerry Atkinson, Tony Canadeo and the four officers. Olejniczak is starting his third year as Packer prexy...Packer offense captain and center Jim Ringo will be honored at a two-city Ringo Day program Sunday in Phillipsburg, N.J. Also participating is adjoining Easton, Pa., Jim's hometown. Ringo will be recognized as the cities' lone major league athlete. Joining in the celebration will be Vince Lombardi and Packer Publicitor Tom Miller...Howie Ferguson is taking a big chance on crippling himself for life if he goes through with a tryout with the Los Angeles Chargers under Coach Sid Gillman, the ex-Ram pilot. Ferguson has shoulder and knee injuries. Gillman has been warned. Incidentally, Ron Waller, the ex-Maryland halfback, said one of the reasons he passed up playing with the Rams last fall was because he couldn't tolerate Gillman. Two months after Waller signed with the Chargers, Gillman was hired as coach. Imagine Waller's chagrin! There are many in LA who figure Gillman was the best coach the Rams ever had. Just couldn't win!...The Browns, Lions and Packers engage in a three-way golf match in Detroit next week Wednesday. It will be coaching staff against coaching staff - plus two good ringers, Tom Miller of the Packers and Bud Erickson of the Lions, and some club officials. Miller and Erickson are the league's top publicity-man golfers. Lombardi hasn't been able to get in much practice, what with Oneida being under water. And they say that Paul Brown is a right fine golfer, Vince!



MAY 12 (Milwaukee) - Packer season ticket sales for the two league games in County Stadium have reached 7,671, Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi told a gathering of press, radio and television scribes here Wednesday night. "It looks like we should sell between 12,000 and 13,000 season tickets here," Lombardi predicted. This would be an all-time high, breaking the old mark of around 9,000. The Packers will play the two west coast teams here - San Francisco Oct. 23 and Los Angeles Nov. 20. In the non-conference Shrine classic in County Stadium, the Bays will take on the Bears Aug. 27. This will be the third straight year the Packers have played two league games in Milwaukee. The fourth game was shifted to Green Bay in 1958. The Bays averaged over 31,000 in the eight league games played in the Bays' City Stadium in the last two years. And the Packers are about to set a new season ticket record for the four games in Green Bay in '60. At Lombardi's last announcement, the season ticket total had reached 25,418 - just 1,009 season tickets short of the record. The mark is sure to fall because nearly 1,500 new orders already have been received. Lombardi said the team's television policy next season will be unchanged, meaning all games in Green Bay over the CBS network will be "blacked out" in Milwaukee. He explained that this is necessary because the CBS outlet here send its signal to the fringe areas of Green Bay. NFL rules require blackouts 75 miles from the site of the game. On the team front, Lombardi said the team is weak at defensive end and offensive halfback and has only "adequate strength" at offensive guard. "But we're in better shape overall than we were a year ago," he said. Asked about a report last winter that he'll return to New York as head coach, Lombardi said he feels he has a moral obligation to fulfill his five-years contract with the Packers. "If everything continues to go all right in Green Bay, I would want to remain there," he said...The signing of two veterans was announced by Lombardi Wednesday - Jim Temp, the Green Bay insurance man, and Hank Gremminger, who is now serving six months in the Air Force in Madison. Defensive end Temp, former Wisconsin star, is set for his fourth season. He's looking forward to his best year. Gremminger, former Baylor ace,


is in his fifth season. The defensive back finished strong last year and figures to be a vital cog in the secondary in '60.


MAY 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Dave Hanner officially became the "old man" of Packer tackles today when he signed for his ninth season. Coach-GM Vince Lombardi also announced the signing of Hank Jordan, the "other" defensive tackle who was obtained in the nick of time from the Cleveland Browns last fall. Hanner is back for his ninth pro season. No other homegrown Packer has been around that long. He's the last member of the famed 1952 draft list, which included Babe Parilli, Billy Howton, Deral Teteak and Bobby Dillon. Hanner, who played in the 1954-55 pro bowl games, was the Bays' fourth pick in '52. He has been a bulwark in the defensive lines each year. Dave will turn 30 a week from today. He's farming outside Parkin, Ark., during the offseason. Jordan represents the best fourth draft choice the Packers ever spent. Hank was obtained just before the last non-league game, and he was an immediate hit. Jordan is starting his fourth season despite the fact that he just turned 25 last January. Big Hank, former Virginia star, was the Browns' fifth draft choice in '57. Hanner packs about 255 pounds, Jordan some 250.


MAY 14 (Dallas) - The Dallas Cowboys of the NFL Friday announced the signing of Fred Cone, ex-Green Bay Packer and a specialist in place kicking. The 33-year old Cone will be listed as a fullback, but will be used primarily for placements, a spokesman for the new pro club said. Cone led the league in 1955 in field goals, completing 16 in 24 attempts. A Clemson product, Cone is now head coach of University Military School, a high school at Mobile, Ala.


MAY 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Max McGee doesn't expect to draw any blanks in 1960. And John Symank hopes to start all 12 games at a safety spot! These two Texans, whose signing to '60 pacts, were announced Monday by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi, are key figures in what looms as the Packers' most interesting season. McGee led the Packers in pass catching in 1958 - a one-win year, and then ranked second to rookie Boyd Dowler in the 1959 rip-snorter. Maxie the Taxi beat out Billy Howton, 37 catches to 36, in '58. Last fall, Dowler caught 32, McGee 30. Max negotiated that 30 with two consecutive no-catch games - the crucial Giant test in New York and the Bear battle in Chicago. The Packers lost both of the bitter tests, 20-3 in Yankee Stadium and 27-17 in Wrigley Field, and completed only 12 passes in the two games. Thus, McGee's catching was missed. McGee had caught only 11 passes in the five games preceding the double whitewashing. The two blanks served as a tonic, though, and McGee nailed 19 passes in the next, and final five games - four vs. Baltimore (in Milwaukee), five vs. Washington, two vs. Detroit and four each vs. Los Angeles and San Francisco on the coast. Green Bay won four of those five games. So it must help if McGee is "sticking" with the ball! Symank has been a regular at safety for the Packers for his first two season, which included nine interceptions as a rookie in 1957, until last fall. The presence of Em Tunnell and the return of Bobby Dillon midway in training season kept John on the bench during most of the league season. However, Symank started to "come" in a hurry about the halfway mark and he drew a starting assignment for the Redskin game. Symank then went the route and it's significant that the Bays allowed only seven touchdowns in winning the last four. One of those came on a punt return and another was set up on a kickoff return. Symank, a real estate salesman during the offseason in Arlington, Tex., will be starting his fourth year. McGee, a cement pipe and concrete salesman in Houston, is back for his fifth season. He has caught 120 passes for 2,237 yards and 22 touchdowns and ranks as one of the league's top punters. Max had his best year as a rookie in 1954, nailing 36 passes for 614 yards and nine touchdowns. Max ranked seventh among punters in the league last year, averaging 42.4 yards...BRIEFS: Paul Hornung tried his hand at quarterback in the Notre Dame spring game Saturday and uncorked a 35-yard scoring pass to Monte Stickles. Paul also ran 35 yards in six carries and Jack Vainisi of the Packers, who scouted the game, said, "It looked like he was ready to start practice right now. Hornung will come to camp weighing 220."...Packer coaches, plus Publicist Tom Miller, are battling the Lion and Brown staffs in a three-game golf match in Detroit today.


MAY 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bob Freeman and Ken Beck will fight for dear old Green Bay U again next season. Signing of the two Packer veterans was announced today by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi. The veteran-inking program has been speeded up, what with the announcement of two Monday, Max McGee and John Symank, and others last week. Freeman and Beck are both sophomores in Packerland, although Bob, the onetime Auburn quarterback who has now turned to defense, will be starting his fourth year  in pro football. Freeman came to the Pack from Cleveland, his alma mater, for a fifth draft choice last summer. Beck, the former Texas A and M All-American, was obtained from the Cardinals for a 10th draft choice. Both prospects could be at new positions next year. Freeman was a cornerbacker until Hank Gremminger beat him out during the last half of the season. Beck switched between defensive tackle and end in a relief role. Beck, a 250-pounder with speed, will be given a chance to use some of that speed at offensive guard, Defensive Coach Phil Bengtson said. He will be tested there during the training season, thus joining up in competition with Jerry Kramer, Fred Thurston and John Dittrich. With cornerbackers Jesse Whittenton and Gremminger finishing strong last year, Freeman may specialize more at safety - a position that is down to two veterans, Em Tunnell and John Symank, who handled the spot with Bobby Dillon last year. Dillon has definitely decided to quite. Freeman worked some at safety last year. Lombardi hopes to have at least one outstanding rookie in the safety fight. That would be Dale Hackbart, the Wisconsin quarterback who is now torn between baseball and football. Freeman, incidentally, is some shakes as a quarterback, although he never worked there as a pro. He gained 2,318 yards passing and running in three collegiate seasons...Hank Jordan has moved to Green Bay from Virginia with his family. The big tackles says he's ready to start practice "right now." He expects to work some before the opening of training late in July...Lombardi will be one of the lecturers at the Wisconsin State College Coaching Clinic at Superior June 14-17. Others on the program include Dan Devine, Missouri University head coach, and John Kundla and Dick Sierbert of the University of Minnesota coaching staff...Tunnell, making a scouting report, wowed the coaches yesterday with a "real big prospect." Em showed Lombardi the dope on the rookie - "8 feet tall, 714 pounds, only a freshman," etc.


MAY 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Paul Hornung, veteran halfback and the NFL's 1959 scoring champion, was quoted in a Chicago newspaper as saying he has signed a three-year Packer contract. Hornung's disclosure was carried in Irv Kupcinet's column in the Chicago Sun-Times. "Grid star Paul Hornung, the ex-Notre Damer, revealing between laughs at Mister Kelly's (thanks to Shelly Brennan) that he has signed a three-year contract with Green Bay," Kupcinet wrote. The 1956 Heisman trophy winner, who will be returning for his fourth Packer season, piled up 94 points to win the NFL's individual scoring title last fall, scoring seven touchdowns along with 31 extra points and seven field goals. Vince Lombardi, Packer general manager and head coach, said he had "no comment" on Hornung's announcement.



MAY 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers have set a season ticket record for the fourth straight year. And this may be the year the Packers reach the 30,000 season ticket plateau. Coach-GM Vince Lombardi said today that 27,165 season tickets have been sold thus far for the four league games at City Stadium this fall. This snaps the record of 26,508 set for the four contests last year. Records slightly under 25,000 were set for each of the first two seasons 1957-58) in the new stadium. Lombardi said he is hopeful that the season ticket total will reach 30,000. This would leave only approximately 2,150 tickets to be sold for each of the four games - Bears Sept. 25, Lions Oct. 2, Colts Oct. 9, and Dallas Cowboys Nov. 12. Such a sale would increase chances of the club's first four-game sellout in history. The Packers missed four full houses by 297 last year, drawing sellouts of 32,150 for each of the first three games and then pulling 31,583 for the nightcap. The 


Packer ticket office is receiving many new ticket orders every day. At one time, nearly 1,500 new orders for season tickets had been stacked up. Probably the most amazing thing about the ticket phenomena is that the sale is skyrocketing despite an increase in the prices of all adult tickets at the stadium. Total attendance has increased in each of the previous three seasons at City Stadium. Lombardi also revealed that season ticket sales for the two games at County Stadium have passed last season's total, reaching close to 10,000. Lombardi said he expects the Milwaukee total to reach 12,000 seasons. This would easily the old record of around 8,000. The Packers play the two west coast clubs in Milwaukee - the 49ers on Oct. 23 and the Rams Nov. 20. Each Packer base will conduct a non-league battle. The Bears invade Milwaukee in the annual Shrine Classic Aug. 27 and the St. Louis Cardinals visit Green Bay Labor Day afternoon, Sept. 5...BRIEFS: The Packers are one of three clubs opening the 1960 season with winning skeins. And one of them will evaporate in City Stadium. The Packers ended '59 with four straight wins, while their opening foe (those Bears) finished last season with seven straight. The Colts ran up a six-game winning streak, including the championship playoff game vs. the Giants to end '59...The Los Angeles Chargers (American League) roster shows two former Packers - fullback Howie Ferguson, a seven-year Bay veteran, and Bob Laraba, a halfback who tried out last year.


MAY 26 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers traveled nearly 17,500 miles by air during the 18-game 1959 card. That's a rare record for a midwest team. There were two trips to and from the west coast, accounting for the staggering total. United Airlines Capt. Bud Smith of Green Bay, who did the "steering," estimated the west flights represented approximately 9,400 miles alone. And there was also a flight to Bangor, Me. He's how Smith estimated the flights: Non-League: Green Bay to San Francisco, 2,400 miles; San Francisco to Portland, 550; Portland to Green Bay, 2,400; Green Bay to Bangor, 900; Bangor to Greensboro, N.C., 900; Greensboro to Milwaukee, 900; Milwaukee to Minneapolis, 350; Minneapolis to Milwaukee, 350. League: Green Bay to New York, 750; New York to Green Bay, 750; Chicago to Green Bay, 220; Green Bay to Detroit, 300; Detroit to Green Bay, 300; Green Bay to Los Angeles, 2,200; Los Angeles to San Francisco, 400; San Francisco to Green Bay, 2,400. The 1960 non-league air travel distance will be considerably shorter, what with no west coast trips. Points include New Orleans, Jersey City, and Greensboro. The league schedule should be shorter since Pittsburgh has replaced New York...Jerry Kramer and Joe Francis, whose signings to 1960 Packer contract were announced Wednesday by Coach Vince 


Lombardi, both have interesting "sidelines" to their sales jobs. Kramer, the 250-pound guard who is selling sewing machines in Boise, Idaho, spend his spare time practicing field goal and extra point kicking. Quarterback Francis, besides selling insurance at Corvallis, is helping with spring practice at Oregon State while working on his degree.



MAY 27 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Will the Packers' Golden Boy continue to glitter in '60? Paul Hornung, the glamorous ex-Notre Damer, displayed some of his fabulous potential during the 1959 season and came out with a total 889 yards rushing, passing and pass receiving - plus the league scoring championship. Hornung could be greater in 1960, because he'll be playing the same position two years in a row for the first time in his brief professional career. Packer Coach-GM Vince Lombardi, who announced the signing of Hornung to a 1960 contract today, is counting on the Louisville Lad as his running-passing left halfback again. Hornung was a quarterback under Liz Blackbourn as a rookie in '57. He was a fullback under Scooter McLean in '58. Lombardi, who molded the Giants' Frank Gifford into one of the league's greatest passer-runner-receiver backs, tabbed Hornung for the key left half spot. Paul produced with 681 yards rushing in 152 attempts, 113 yards on 15 pass catches and 95 yards in five pass completions in eight attempts - or an average of 5.1 yards every time he put his mitts on ye olde pigskin. In addition, he ran for seven touchdowns, threw for two others, and booted 31 extra points and seven field goals, winding up with the league scoring championship on an output of 94 marks. Hornung actually had his big year in 11 games. He was a-way off beam in the Bear game in Chicago, carrying the ball four times and losing it thrice on fumbles for a net loss of one yard. Paul had two of his biggest against the 49ers - here and in San Francisco...59 POINTS A YEAR: With Jim Taylor out and the Western Division lead at stake in the crucial 49er game here, Hornung was handed the ball 28 times. He gained 138 yards for an average of 4.9 and booted the extra point that won the game 21-20. Hornung scored three touchdowns and kicked four extra points for 22 points at Frisco to give him the league's scoring title. The Heisman trophy winner actually has a career average of 5.1 yards per attempt despite the position switching. He had gained 1,310 yards rushing, 284 receiving and 94 passing in 332 attempts for 5.1. He has scored 179 points including 12 touchdown - an average of 59 per year. Due to heavy duty, Hornung's field goal booting was hampered. He converted only 7 out of 18, missing from the 19, 25 and 14-yard lines against the Bears here; the 47 against the 49ers here; the 15 against the Giants; from the 40 and 22 against the Colts in Milwaukee; from the 47 against the Redskins here; from the 32 against the Lions in Detroit; from the 24 against the Rams in LA; and from the 25 vs. the 49ers in San Francisco. The ball was fumbled by the holder on the 25-yard kick vs. the Bears and the boot vs. the Giants hit the upright.


JUN 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A couple of Texans - one a present Packers and the other an ex-Packer - wrote some interesting words today and both touched on the Bays' traditional rival, the Bears. Bobby Dillon, now assistant sales manager for Ralph Wilson Plastics, Inc., of Temple, and Max McGee, a good will representative and field supervisor for the T.E. Mercer Trucking Co., of Fort Worth, were asked their thoughts on the "greatest win" and the "toughest loss" of 1959. Dillon, the often-all-pro defensive back who announced his retirement after last season, put his feeling this way: "I would like to take this opportunity to tell the people in Green Bay how much I have enjoyed my career with the Packers. I regret not having a real good season in my last one there, but you can't have everything you want. The many good friends that I have there will be missed. Maybe I will have an opportunity to see a game or two since our firm recently purchased a warehouse in Chicago." Bobby said that three pro teams have approached him about coaching and playing. "If coaching were my prime interest, there would have been wonderful chances. All have received the same answer," Dillon said. The eight-year veteran selected the 9-6 victory over the Bears in the opener as his "top thrill." He named the loss to the Bears in Chicago as the toughest. Maxie, a punter and pass catcher deluxe, also tabbed both Bear games, explaining: "Strange as it may seem, the thing that I enjoyed more than anything was when the last punt rolled out down on the one-yard line, and time was running out. I didn't hit the ball good, but the wind blew it down there." That punt, which sailed 62 yards, set up a 


safety in the last few seconds. On the loss to the Bears, Max said: "I think possibly I was trying too hard that particular day, and that game was a big one for us. As it went, I didn't catch any passes and, in all, I looked and felt miserable." The Texans were asked about the Packers' chances for 1960. Dillon pointed out: "In my opinion, Green Bay still has a lot to accomplish before seriously thinking of a championship. Reserves are the big question, as always. It seems that we never have had adequate reserves." McGee put it this way: "I have never been more optimistic about any season as I am about the one coming up. I truthfully believe if we continue to improve as much this year as last we might be the team to beat."


JUN 2 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Jim Temp, Packer defensive end, is confined to St. Vincent Hospital with a pinched nerve in his back. Temp hurt his back in the recent University of Wisconsin alumni game, and entered the hospital Wednesday when the pain worsened. He said he expects to be in traction four or five days.



JUN 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Packer quarterbacks will gather in Green Bay June 21 for a week of preliminary work. Coach Vince Lombardi hopes Dale Hackbart, the Wisconsin signal caller and defensive halfback, will be among them. Hackbart, himself, isn't sure he'll be here. "I'll know in about a week. I'll have my mind made up definitely by that time," he said in Madison today. The former Badger star is torn between baseball and football. He prefers baseball, but he'd like a bonus to sign - probably a hefty one. Baseball scouts haven't been knocking down his door but the Pittsburgh Pirates are definitely interested. The Pirates have invited Hackbart, an outfielders, and the Badgers' Russ Mueller, also an outfielder, to Pittsburgh for the weekend and possible contract talks. "I'll get a chance to talk it over with them then," Hackbart said. If Hackbart signs in baseball, he'll probably be farmed out to one of the Pirates' minor league teams. The Packers' fifth draft choice - from Detroit in a trade for Ollie Spencer, hit .313 during the 1960 Badger season and led the club with 19 runs batted in, four home runs and five doubles. Lombardi said Thursday he has invited Hackbart along with quarterbacks Bart Starr, Lamar McHan and Joe Francis to Green Bay for a week of "early practice." Also coming in will be halfback Tom Moore, the Packers' first draft choice, and several others - plus the Packers who live in Green Bay. Just back from a week's vacation, Lombardi has cleared the decks for the start of the season. The squad will headquarter again at St. Norbert College and carry on practices on the fields on Oneida Street across from City Stadium. Lombardi will have rookies report Wednesday, July 20, and the veterans' arrival day has been set for Saturday, July 23. Picture Day is set for Sunday, July 24, and formal sweating will begin bright and early Monday morning, July 25. Missing from the early workouts will be Moore and Hackbart (if on Dale), who will play in the College All Star game. They would report the day following the Star-Baltimore game Aug. 12. The Packers open non-league action against the Steelers in New Orleans Aug. 13...And speaking about baseball today, one of Gary Knafelc's little listeners at the St. Agnes School athletic banquet at Red Banks Tuesday night wanted to know: "How many home runs did you hit last year?" Principal speaker Knafelc countered with a question: "Inside or outside the park home runs?" The program, sponsored by the St. Agnes Athletic Club, included presentation of awards to basketball and touch football players by Coach Tony Nuskiewicz. 


JUN 3 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Pro football history will be made early in June when "The 1960 Green Bay Packer Yearbook" makes its appearance on the Wisconsin reading market. The book, which has the blessing of Commissioner Pete Rozelle and General Manager-Head Coach Vince Lombardi of the Packers, is the first of its kind ever published for a team in the NFL. A 64-page magazine-type compilation, it will have 22 full length stories and special features, in addition to a league section, complete statistics and a take-your-pick schedule for the entire season. Nine different writers have contributed articles dealing with the present Packers, some Packer history and the club's future. One of the features is an honor roll of everybody who ever played for the Packers in a league game - 519 in all, showing position and school. There also are complete Packer and league statistics. Editor of the book is Art Daley, veteran sports editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, who has covered the NFL for 15 years. Jack Yuenger, promotion manager of the Press-Gazette, is co-publisher of the new publication. The unique annual will carry more than 85 photographs and stories on various Packer and NFL stars will be garnished with statistical material. The $1 book is designed for season-long use, since it is a combination guide, spot-story magazine, record book and souvenir piece. The first public sale will be made vial mail and the yearbook will be available on July 1. Fans may order their advance copy by sending $1 to 1960 Green Bay Packer Yearbook, Post Office Box 262, Green Bay. Newsstand sale will start later in July.


JUN 4 (Ottawa) - The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Big Four football union Friday signed Harry Horton, formerly with the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. Horton lives in Van Nuys, Calif. He played college football at the University of Wichita. The Rough Riders have also obtained Frank Gilliam, former Iowa football star from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in return for halfback Don Clark, ex-Ohio State player.



JUN 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The way was clear today for the Green Bay Packers to build a 5,000 seat addition to City Stadium, probably in 1961, as part of a lease revision which calls for the Packers to pay $5,000 more rent a year starting this fall. The stadium addition plan and the rent increase were in agreement approved 23-1 by the City Council Tuesday night. The lease revision proposal was reported by the Stadium Commission after one month of renewed negotiations between City Attorney Clarence Nier, commission president, and Packer officials...TWO-PART AGREEMENT: The two-point agreement provides: 1. The Packers will increase their annual stadium rent from $30,000 to $35,000 for the 17 years remaining in the lease dating from 1957, when the stadium was built. This will mean $85,000 more to the city over the 17 years. 2. The city gives the Packer Corp. permission to building at its cost "additional seats in any number at any time" during the period covered by the lease. Any stadium additions must fit into the present appearance of the stadium and must receive Stadium Commission approval. When the lease expires, the additions would become city property. Vince Lombardi, Packer general manager, said today the Packers could make no definite prediction at this time on the 5,000-seat addition which would raise the capacity to 37,520 but that the addition remains a possibility for the 1961 season. One of the obvious factors which will be part of the decision is the degree of Packer success at the gate at four City Stadium games this fall, he said. Most of the Council discussion on the lease revision was limited to questions from aldermen on the point of whether the added $5,000 would cover the increase annual maintenance and cleaning costs from a 5,000-seat addition. Nier said negotiations were concentrated on the question of increased rent for an addition and that the commission believed the added $5,000 would cover increased costs. It also is hoped that increased concession sales and parkin fees from the larger crowds will pay part or all of the increased costs, Nier said. The lone vote against the revision was cast by Ald. Thomas Atkinson. He said the Council should stick by a request for increased rent of $20,000 a year. The $20,000 figure came from an April 4 session when the Council voted 19-4 to ask for this amount of added rent for the next 10 years as part of a plan in which the city would furnish $100,000 for the 5,000-seat addition. The Packers had offered to pay back $140,000 in 10 years in a plan which proposed rent of $50,000 for the next two years and $42,500 for the following eight years. The Packers said it was impossible to meet the Council request and ended negotiations April 28 by saying there was not enough time left for 1960 construction but that the subject should be kept open for 1961. The Council then asked Nier to seek new talks with Lombardi. The approved lease change means the city will receive $85,000 more from the Packers over the next 17 years compared to a $40,000 increase over 10 years if it had furnished $100,000 for the stadium addition. The increased rent will be a factor in Council consideration of plans to install lights for high school games in City Stadium rather than to repair West High Stadium. Bids for the lighting system will be opened by the Board of Public Works June 20.


JUN 8 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers have lost Dale Hackbart to baseball. At least for the present! Hackbart, the University of Wisconsin quarterback and fifth draft choice of the Packers, signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday and then was dispatched to the Class C Grand Forks, N.D., team in the Northern League. He had been invited by Coach-GM Vince Lombardi to report with Packer quarterbacks in Green Bay June 21. Hackbart's chances of making the major league Packers as a defensive back were excellent. Lombardi had been figuring on Hackbart as a possible replacement for Bobby Dillon at safety. Lombardi said today that "we lost a good football player. We had been counting on him quite. He had a good chance to make the team." Hackbart, an outfielder with the Badgers, had hoped to sign a hefty bonus contract with the Pirates. The fact that he was assigned to a "C" league indicates that a high bonus was not forthcoming. Hackbart's Wisconsin teammate, outfielder Russ Mueller, also was signed by the Pirates, but was shipped out to a stronger Class B Burlington team in the Three-I League. There is considerable difference in the two leagues. Both received tryouts in Pittsburgh over the weekend. Hackbart still remains Packer property in the NFL, which means that if he decided to call off his baseball, he may still be a Packer. Mueller batted .361 in Big Ten competition. Hackbart posted a .317 batting average last season. Hackbart hails from Madison, Mueller from Milwaukee.



JUN 9 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packer season ticket sale hit a new record level today. Coach-GM Vince Lombardi announced that the sale has soared to 28,581 for the four games in City Stadium. The old record, set last year, is 26,508. Thus, the mark has been snapped by a whopping 2,073. Lombardi now has set 30,000 season tickets as the 1960 goal, which means that 1,419 must be sold before that magic figure can be reached. Most gratifying to Lombardi and his ticket manager, Earl Falck, is that the total includes many new orders. The stadium capacity is 32,150. If 30,000 is reached, the Packers would have their four home games virtually sold out. The Packers play the Bears Sept. 25, Lions Oct. 2, Colts Oct. 9, and the Dallas Cowboys Nov. 13 at City Stadium. The sale of season tickets has been stepped up for the Packers' two games in Milwaukee County Stadium. A goal of 15,000 seasons has been set and salesman to compete in a drive are now being rounded up. Prizes for the top sales are being offered. The top prize will be an all-expense trip for two to the west coast for the Packers' two games at the end of the season. While season ticket sales have zoomed, the sale for the non-championship game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Green Bay Labor Day have been lagging, Lombardi said. The game is priced lower - $4 for all sideline seats; $3 for all south end zone and Sections 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10; $2 for sections 1, 3 and 5; and 50 cents for children's section.


JUN 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Dallas story? Tom Miller of the Packers is just back from a conference of NFL publicity directors in Dallas. They met with NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle and his aide, Joe Labrum - not to mention the folks from the newly-created Dallas Cowboys, to get the picture on Dallas and settle and discuss various publicity problems. Miller left the following impressions: The Cowboys are going right to the high schools in an effort to sell the NFL as a much better "brand" than the Dallas Texans of the new AFL. Hundreds of Texas football coaches have been named talent scouts for the Cowboys. This serves two purposes - (1) the coaches will be taking an active part in uncovering promising college players, and (2) they will 


be selling Cowboy NFL football. Actually, the biggest selling point the Cowboys have in Texas, Miller said, is the National League itself. Dallas will get a look at six NFL clubs in league competition - plus others in non-league games. Playing league games in Dallas will be Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Dallas fans generally have adopted a wait and see attitude on the two pro clubs and neither club is rushed for season tickets. The Hunts (owners of the AFL team) are well liked in Texas and Dallas, in particular. The Cowboys, on the other hand, have a flock of stars - 36 proven pro football veterans, in fact. In addition, they have the finest passer to come out of Texas since Sammy Baugh in Don Meredith, the SMU great. Press, radio and television people have played the two pro clubs "straight." They aren't leaning toward either team, also using the wait and see theory. The Cowboys will play their home games in the Cotton Bowl, which is smack in the middle of the State Fairgrounds. Which reminds of the Packers' last visit there - in 1952, when the Texans were in the league for a year. The state fair was on that Saturday night and there were 13,000 people in the stands and 100,000 milling around on the huge grounds. Pro football, however, has advanced considerably since and Miller feels that the Cowboys are "here to stay."...One of the Cowboys' new coaches is Tom Dahms, former Packer tackle. Handling personnel for the club is Gil Brandt, a Milwaukeean who did some talent scouting for the Packers...Two of the three players the Cowboys selected from Green Bay in the pro draft now have been signed by Dallas. Signing of defensive end Nate Borden was announced today. Halfback Billy Butler was among the first to sign. Halfback Don McIlhenny, who lives in Dallas, is expected to be inked shortly. Others added include Tom Braatz, the ex-Marquette star who had a shot with the Packers last year and finished out the season with Washington; LeRoy Bolden, former Brown; and Gene Cronin, former Lion...A high school stadium in Dallas has been named Herschel Forester Stadium in memory to the late Herschel Forester, father of the Packers' defensive captain, Bill Forester. Mr. Forester coached high school football in Dallas for a number of year and was highly revered in Dallas and throughout Texas.


JUN 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The NFL's new method of rating passers made Bart Starr a "better" pitcher than Lamar McHan during the 1959 season. Passers were rated strictly on yards gained per pass attempt until the league recently switched to a new system in which passers are ranked according to a composite of their standings in six different categories - completions, yards gained, touchdowns, percent of completion, percent of interceptions and yards per attempt. For instance, John Unitas ranked first in completions, yards gained and touchdowns, fifth in percent of completions, third in percent of interceptions, and third in yards per attempt. Thus, he had 1 (1st), 1, 1, 5, 3, and 3 - a total of 14. This is divided by six (the six categories) and his ranking is 2.33. Everybody knows Unitas was the best in the league and this proves it. Under the old system, Unitas finished third while Giants' Chuck Conerly ranked first. The new system places Conerly fourth. How does this all apply to the Packers' Starr and McHan? McHan ranked eighth in the league and Starr ninth under the yard-per system. The new program places Starr ahead of McHan, Bart in 10th and McHan 13th. Starr was 11th in completions, 12th in yards gained, 12th in touchdowns, sixth in percentage of completions, seventh in percent of interceptions and, of course, ninth in yards per attempt. Do it yourself: Just add up 11, 12, 13, 6, 7 and 9 and divide by six and you get 9.50. McHan was 14th in completions, 14th in yards, ninth in touchdowns, 13th in percent of completions, 13th in percent of interceptions, and eighth in yards per attempt. This evened him out to 11.83, which was one step ahead of the former Packer and Lion, Tobin Rote, who had 13.50. The system will easily eliminate "freak" ratings. Last year, for instance, Earl Morrall of the Lions ranked second in the league with his average per attempt of 8.04. The new system places him ninth. The new rating plan gives the full-time quarterback the advantage he should get in the standings over a part-time operative. The part-time worker could show up relatively well in the percentage departments but cannot hope to match a hardworking regular in the field of total outputs. And speaking of passers, Coach Vince Lombardi will have his three signalists in for a week of study starting next Tuesday. Joining Starr and McHan will be Joe Francis. Also due in is Tom Moore of Vanderbilt, the Bays' No. 1 draft choice. The big drills start the weekend of July 23, with the official opening set for Monday morning (bright and early), July 25. The Bays will headquarter at St. Norbert College.



JUN 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers have reached a new plateau in season ticket sales - 29,000! Coach-GM Vince Lombardi announced today that orders for season tickets have hit 29,031 - an all-time record high. This snaps the old mark of 26,508 by 2,523. And what's more, Ticket Director Earl Falck feels certain that the 30,000 figure will be reached. This will leave less than 2,000 individual game tickets to be sold. The Chicago Bear and Detroit Lion games are already over-subscribed, leaving only the battle against the Baltimore Colts and Dallas Cowboys. Thus, Lombardi and Falck agreed: "The safest and surest way to see the Packers this year is to purchase a season ticket." The zooming ticket sale struck a note with quarterback Bart Starr yesterday. "That kind of support is just the greatest thing there is in pro football to my way of thinking. When you know the fans are behind you like that, I just wouldn't want to play with anybody else in the league." Starr is here with quarterbacks Lamar McHan and Joe Francis for a few days of blackboarding with Lombardi. They'll leave later in the week and return when official drills start July 25. Lombardi said today that Packer telecasts of games will be blacked out in Milwaukee despite the fact that the rival AFL will carry 17 games by television in Milwaukee. Vince said even if the AFL games were televised in Green Bay, the Packers would not change their stand on the blackout, which went into effect for Milwaukee last season. The Packers launched their season ticket sale in Milwaukee yesterday with a sendoff banquet. It is hoped to sell 15,000 seasons for the two games in County Stadium.


JUN 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - In a brief session Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously approved installation of field lights at City Stadium and to finance the project. The action to purchase field lights followed an earlier meeting of the City Stadium Commission which unanimously recommended that the city spend $67,396 on the project. The low bid was submitted by the Beemster Electric Co. Construction will begin in July with completion scheduled for Sept. 1, well in advance of the start of the football season. Six more poles and lights will be added to the present stadium lighting system, raising the total to eight. The two other poles were erected previously on the west side of the stadium behind the stands. The new poles will be 137 feet in height. The project will make it possible for city high school football teams to use the stadium facilities, one of the stipulations at the time the city approved a bond issue for construction of the stadium. The poles will be financed by a transfer of $53,000 from the city's surplus fund, $5,000 from increased stadium rental by the Packers, and $10,000 from other stadium revenues.



JUN 22 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The 1960 NFL schedule is official today. And on this matter of byes - among other things: Your Packers will help two clubs open their schedules - thanks to the byes, and both visiting debuts will be right out in City Stadium. The big blood bath, of course, is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25, when the Packers meet the Chicago Bears. That's the official opener. That very Sunday, the Detroit Lions, will be drawing a bye. The Packers then will host these Lions Sunday, Oct. 2. The Lions are unhappy about drawing a bye on "opening" day, which makes them normal. That isn't good - waiting around while the league's other 12 teams get over the opening-day jumps. It's a good bet that most (well, the coaches and quarterbacks, etc.) of the Lions will be in Green Bay for that Packer-Bear game. In fact, Coach Vince Lombardi was wondering the other day "where are we 


going to put them." It was suggested that they be placed on the Bear's bench. Tsk. Tsk. Anyhow, it's nice to have the ball park just about filled. The season ticket count Tuesday was 29,000-plus and sure as shooting it'll pass 30,000. The Packers' own bye follows the three games at City Stadium - the Bears, Lions and Colts Oct. 9. Lombardi's not fretting about that. The Bays now have two "rest" periods at crucial times. The second is the 10-day break after the Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit. In other words, the Packers play three tough games and take it easy for a week; follow with six rugged contests and recuperate for 10 days; and then follow with the three final battles - Bears, 49ers and Rams...On the "live" front, Lombardi is busy drawing on the blackboard for his three quarterbacks - Bart Starr, Lamar McHan and Joe Francis, and a number of other players. They are here this week to get an advance peek at 1960 plans. Included in the group is Tom Moore, the Vanderbilt halfback who was the club's top draft choice. Moore will miss the early part of Packer practice (it starts July 23) due to service in the College All Star game.


JUN 25 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The polls are herby closed in the vote among Packer veterans to select the greatest win and toughest loss in 1959! Twenty-eight stalwarts cast their ballots (the other seven are hiding out somewhere) and the Bays' oldest and bitterest rivals, the Bears, figured in both categories. The 9-6 extravaganza with the Bears in the opener at City Stadium a year ago was named the greatest win, receiving 10 votes. The final game of the season - a decisive 36-14 win over the 49er in San Francisco - was a close second with nine votes. The other win over the 49ers (21-20 in GB) pulled in third on six votes. The consecutive losses to the Bears and Colts ran a dead heat with 10 votes apiece. The players generally figured that a victory in either game might have put them in a playoff. The next toughest loss was the lopsided beating by the Rams, ending a three-game win skein. This setback drew four votes. The loss to the Giants in New York got three votes. The last of the votes came from Dave Hanner, Boyd Dowler, Gary Knafelc, John Symank, Ray Nitschke, Ron Kramer and Forrest Gregg. Offensive tackle Gregg cast the only vote for the win over the Redskins here. "That game not only got us back into the 


win column again, but it also gave us a perfect record in Green Bay."...You farmer who were so delayed by the recent rain with the spring planting take note: Lamar McHan, Packer quarterback who farms in Arkansas during the offseason, put it this way: "I'm a month behind right now on planting and with training camp soon I wonder if I'll catch up. The weather's been bad until a a few weeks ago."...Garney Henley, the Huron College phenom who was among the players visiting here this week, might be the Bays' new Billy Butler. Henley is faster than Billy, who was chosen by Dallas, but the verdict is still out on whether Henley can "rough house" it like Butler. Henley led the South Dakota college to the state title when he took the board jump, high and low hurdles, 100 and 200 yard dashes and anchored the winning mile relay team in a meet. Henley is a good bet to replace Butler as one of the Bays' kickoff and punt returners...Tom Moore, the Packers' first draft choice who signed his Green Bay contract the day after he was drafted, said he had received offers from the AFL before he was chosen by the Pack. "But I wanted to play with the Packers," said Tom...Packer Trainer Bud Jorgensen is off for the annual convention of the National Athletic Trainers' Assn. in Kansas City, which opens Monday. Jorgensen is the dean of trainers in the NFL, having been with the Packers 37 years.



JUN 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Lamar McHan has a two-fold ambition as regards the Cardinals. He wants to (1) play them twice and (2) beat them twice! The Packer quarterback, who came from the Cardinals in exchange for a third draft choice one year ago, isn't exactly in love with the Cardinal organization. He always was well liked and highly respected by the various Cardinal coaches, but the Card owners gave him a hard time. His battles with Card Owner Walter Wolfner are legendary. Without unearthing any skeletons, it can be merely mentioned that the Arkansas Ace, who carefully guided the Packers to their first three wins last year, will get his first crack at his X-club when the Bays battle the Cardinals - now at St. Louis - in the non-leaguer at City Stadium Labor Day afternoon. Coach Vince Lombardi isn't in the habit of announcing his starting quarterback two months in advance, but it's a pretty good bet McHan will be at the throttle at 2 p.m. Sept. 5. McHan won't get another shot at the Big Red since the Bays don't have them on the 1960 schedule, barring a playoff, of course. Lamar, here last week with QBs Bart Starr and Joe Francis for a brush-up session with Lombardi, said he's looking forward to a "big comeback" next fall. "We were a good football team later in the year last year - the best I've ever been with," McHan said. The Cardinal game will be the first non-looper here since 1958 when the Bays edged out the Eagles, 20-17, on Howie Ferguson's pass to Al Carmichael and a two-yard plunge by Ferguson in the last few minutes. Tickets for the 1960 Labor Day attraction have been received at the Packer office and can be purchased. They are scaled at prices under the regular league-game figure. Prices for the Card game are $4 for all sideline seats; $3 for all south end zone and Sections 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 seats; and $2 for Sections 1, 3 and 5. Children's seats are priced at 50 cents. And speaking about tickets, the season ticket sale is inching toward 30,000 for the four games. A week ago, more than 29,200 had been sold...The big noise around the league today was the "unretirement" of Chuck Bednarik, the Eagles' great center and linebacker. The 35-year-old offensive center and linebacker, who has been with the Eagles since 1949, announced his retirement just before the final game with Cleveland last year. But he said that after a winter of playing basketball he feels as good as ever and is physically able to play at least one more season. "We're happy that Chuck decided to come back," said General Manager Vince McNally. "He'll be very valuable on defense, where I understand Shaw (Coach Buck Shaw) intends to play him." Last year, Bednarik played as offensive center and defensive tackle on goal line stands.


JUN 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - And then there was one linebacker left. To sign, that is! Dan Currie, a member of the Packers' strong linebacking corps, was due in Green Bay today or Friday for the purpose of hashing over his 1960 contract with Coach-GM Vince Lombardi. Veteran linebackers already in the fold are Ray Nitschke, Tom Bettis and Bill Forester. Nitschke's signing was announced a month ago and the inking of Bettis and Forester was made known Wednesday. Currie, Bettis and Forester rank as the best linebacking threesome in the NFL and Nitschke certainly is the loop's top bench linebacker. Currie and Nitschke will be starting their third seasons, while Bettis opens No. 6 and Forester, the Bays defensive captain, No. 8. Forester, onetime Southern Methodist star who was the Bays' third draft choice in 1953, had considered retiring a couple of times - especially after the disastrous 1958 season. The swift and powerful strongman, like everybody else, was highly elated after last season and figures on an even more exciting '60 season. Bill's a good salesman in Dallas. Bettis, a local taxpayer and the Pack's first draft choice in 1955, has been ready to start the '60 season right after the '59 finale in San Francisco. The former Purdue star is in top condition. Bettis is a salesman for Hunter Equipment Co. Nitschke is spending the offseason attending the University of Illinois - his alma mater. With the exception of Forester, the linebackers are all-Big Ten, which is also the rating Currie (Michigan State, No 1 pick in '58), Bettis and Nitschke won as collegians. With his Texas drawl, Forester keeps the Big Tenners well balanced...HEY JIM RINGO: Joe Hergert, the Packers' 24th pick in 1959 as a junior, has now graduated and will report to the 1960 training camp. Hergert, especially anxious to make it in pro ball, is a 230-pound center who stands 6-2, from the University of Florida...Lombardi and publicity chief Tom Miller were in Milwaukee yesterday for a dinner with executives of business firms in the Milwaukee area...ADD PACKER FIRST PICKS: Art Hunter, the Packers' first choice in 1954, has signed his contract with the Rams. The former Notre Dame tackle was traded to Cleveland after one year as a Packer. He entered military service and then joined the Browns in mid-season of 1956. Paul Brown changed him into a center and the 240-pounder became a regular for three seasons. He was traded last winter to the Rams for center John Morrow. Hunter will anchor what will be a new offensive line due to the loss of guard Duane Putnam and tackle Bob Fry. Putnam and Fry went to Dallas.


JUL 1 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Five former Packers could be playing with the new Dallas Cowboys in 1960. Four of them already have been signed - fullback Fred Cone, halfback Billy Butler, defensive end Nate Borden and linebacker Tom Braatz. Still outstanding is Don McIlhenny, the offensive halfback whose home is in Dallas. Cone, who holds the Packers' extra point and field goal records, likely will be a kicking specialist. He has been out of football for two seasons. Butler, Borden and McIlhenny were chosen by Dallas in the draft of pro veterans last winter. The Cowboys have signed 65 players thus far and an additional 10 are expected to ink their 1960 pacts before opening of preseason training 


camp. The Dallas pro team, which will train at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, has already signed 30 veterans who were obtained from other National League teams. Also signed are 35 rookies, headed by such outstanding collegiate stars as quarterback Don Meredith from SMU and halfbacks Jim Mooty from Arkansas and Don Perkins of New Mexico. While the Cowboys have been busily engaged in the vast organizational details of preparing for this first season, a continued effort to build a solid team on the field has not been overlooked. Most significant recent development along that line was the acquisition of outstanding veteran quarterback Eddie LeBaron from the Washington Redskins. The Dallas entry has already signed former New York Giant signal caller, Don Heinrich, and rookies Meredith and John Talley of Northwester. The addition of LeBaron gives the Cowboys experience plus promising youth at the vital quarterback slot



JUL 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Volume 1, Number 1 of a unique publishing venture, never before attempted in Green Bay Packer history, went on sale today. The new book, in magazine format, is the 1960 Green Bay Packers Yearbook, offered as a joint venture by Art Daley, Press-Gazette sports editor, and Jack Yuenger, the newspaper's promotion manager. The magazine is available by mail beginning today. On July 21, it will go on sale at news stands all over Wisconsin. It is also being sold by the Green Bay Optimists Club, which is sponsoring the distribution for the benefit of its boys' program. The periodical contains 64 pages crammed with reading matter as well as Packer and NFL statistics. Among the articles are reviews of the slightly miraculous 1959 season, previews of the 1960 campaign, a complete statistical report on last season, stories on the coaching staff, such individual Packer stars as Boyd Dowler, Paul Hornung, Gary Knafelc, Em Tunnell, Bart Starr, Bill Forester and number one draft choice Tom Moore. Articles have been written by Daley, Yuenger, Lee Remmel and Jack Rudolph of the Press-Gazette staff, Tom Miller of the Packer front office, Chuck Johnson of the Milwaukee Journal sports staff, and Milwaukee Sentinel sportswriter Bud Lea. Len Wagner of the St. Norbert College publicity office is a contributor as is Elmore Hudgins, publicity man for Vanderbilt University, who does a full scale sketch of Moore. Among the statistical material are charts and tables never before offered to readers as well as a complete NFL schedule for the coming year. The book is printed on heavy, slick paper as attractively printed as it is full of interesting reading for the avid Packer or pro football fan. It is also profusely illustrated with action pictures of last season. The book is being printed by the Badger Printing Co. of Appleton.


JUL 6 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Today's mail suited Vince Lombardi to a "T." It contained, among other items, the signed contracts of Messrs. Forrest Gregg and Norm Masters, the robust young giants who acquitted themselves with distinction at offensive tackle in 1959 and are expected to be even more artistic in the Packers' NFL endeavors this autumn. The Packer headmaster's pleasure over receipt of their documents was heightened because he was able to stamp his OT file "complete." Another veteran, strapping Bob Skoronski, had been signed earlier, along with No. 12 draftee Harry Ball of Boston College, the other member of the four-man complement...HELPED SPARK RUSHING: Both Gregg, named to the Associated Press second team all pro offensive unit last year, and the burly Masters, who shared left tackle employment with Skoronski, will be returning for a fourth second. The Packers' emergence as an NFL rushing power, in 1959, after years of futility in this pursuit, was traceable in no small measure to their effort. The Bays, who could muster only 1,421 yards over land in 1958, soared to 1,907 - and third place in the league - last season. They also figured prominently in the Green Bay forces' vastly improved pass protection, particularly the hardnosed Gregg, who has no peer as a pass blocker in the world's fastest company...JOB ON MARCHETTI: A spectacular example was the eminently successful private war he waged with the world champion Baltimore Colts' fearsome Gino Marchetti in their second '59 imbroglio at Milwaukee in November. It brought high tribute from Defense Coach Phil Bengtson, who declared, "Gregg did the best job on Marchetti (perennial all-pro defensive end) that I've ever seen." "It shows in the statistics," Phil had added. "Look at our yards-lost passing figure - only seven yards." Gregg's performance also prompted Bengtson to observe on that occasion "I'd be willing to bet that's lower than any other team had has against the Colts this season."...MENTIONED WITH GRIER: Lombardi himself has mentioned the rugged Texan in the same breath with


the New York Giants' gifted Roosevelt Grier, which can only be a compliment of the highest order - and a hint of what the Packer major-domo expect from the rangy Southern Methodist alumnus next fall. Gregg, the Packers' No. 2 draft choice in 1956, very well could fulfill these fond hopes. At 26 - he won't be 27 until Oct. 18, he should be at the peak of his powers. Masters, also 26, likewise could scale personal heights this season - based on last year's performance, when the big ex-Michigan State star wrested a share of the left tackle assignment from Skoronski. Though he will be in his fourth season with the Packers, Master will be launching his fifth in pro football. The Chicago Cardinals' second choice in 1956, he cast his lot with Canada that season, then was traded to Detroit by the Cardinals early in 1957. He came to the Packers the same year on another exchange, the one which sent quarterback Tobin Rote to the Lions for Don McIlhenny, Oliver Spencer, Jim Salsbury and Masters.


JUL 7 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - "If I ever got cut off the ball club, I don't think I could go home. I couldn't face the people." Dead serious, the speaker was Jim Ringo, musing over a second cup of coffee following a pregame Packer breakfast at Milwaukee on an October Sunday morning in 1958. Such is the deep pride of the smoldering easterner who has been the Packers' regular offensive center since his rookie year in the NFL, 1953, and their offensive captain since 1955. Nothing, of course, could be more remote but GM-Coach Vince Lombardi hopes the indefatigable Hungarian, who calls Easton, Pa. home, will keep that refreshing outlook. It has helped make the former Syracuse University athlete a perennial all-pro. All of which brings us to the point of today's message, i.e., the disclosure that the youthful Packer veteran has officially declared himself available for 1960 NFL operations, along with guard Freddy Thurston, the erstwhile Baltimore Colt. Ringo, whose signing for his eighth season was announced today by Lombardi, is one of the Green Bay forces' oldest in point of service though still only 28. Jim, who won't be 29 until near the close of the '60 season (Nov. 21), was the Packers' No. 1 center at 21. Only colleague to outrank in years of local service is huge Dave Hanner, who will be returning for his ninth season. Old Folks Em Tunnel is excluded from this competition, of course, since he was a New York Giant for 12 years before joining the Packers last season. Always an exceptional workman, Ringo had the greatest in a succession of great years in 1959, when he served as the balance wheel of the Bays' young offensive line - acting as a steadying influence upon such as the fast blooming Jerry Kramer and as Thurston, who flanked him. His brilliant performance, fortunately, did not escape notice. A gifted downfield blocker, he was voted all-pro honors by both the Associated Press and the United Press International and named to the Pro Bowl (Western Division All-Stars) for the third straight year. P.S. He started for the West for the second year in a row. Thurston, his front line companion, is a happy example of the shrewd dealing that in one short year has earned Lombardi the David Harum label in the NFL's flesh marts. Obtained from the Colts in exchange for linebacker Marv Matuszak, paired with Kramer to provide the Packers with a top flight pair of running guards. This constitutes spectacular developments, considering the sturdy Green Lake, Wis., native never played football until his junior year at Valparaiso University and had seen only a modicum of action on the profession scene until last season. Fuzzy, a compact 250 pounds, was a Little All-America selection his senior year at Valparaiso, and also was named most valuable lineman in the Indiana Collegiate Conference.


JUL 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The man who said (it was Shakespeare, we believe), "It's an ill wind that blows no one good," will get no argument from lofty Boyd Dowler. The mercurial University of Colorado alumnus, who today came to terms with GM-Coach Vince Lombardi for his second Packer season, was acquiring his initial postgraduate credits from an observation post on the bench for the first two weeks of the 1959 NFL season, a not uncommon experience for a rookie. And, since the Packers had won those opening ventures from the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. a change in the 6-5 highboy's sedentary status did not appear imminent. This was the situation on the fateful night of Oct. 11 when fullback Jim Taylor, a dominant figure in those first two successes, spilled blazing grease on his right foot while assisting in the kitchen at his home. Taylor's misadventure admittedly was a cruel blow to the Packers, struggling to erase the haunting memory of a dismal 1-10-1 1958 campaign, and it gave even the stouthearted Lombardi temporary pause. It did, however, immediately project the youthful Dowler into a regular berth - and early stardom, climaxed by his selection as the NFL's rookie of the year shortly after the season ended. Although so acclaimed, Boyd was not an overnight success at the art of catching passes, which is not surprising since he was employed at quarterback and halfback in his collegiate days at Colorado. In fact, he went catchless in his debut against the San Francisco 49ers, the Packers' first start without Taylor, and caught only one for 11 yards in his next appearance - against the Rams at Milwaukee. He probably would rather forget that one, it might be added. Still battling the jitters, he dropped a touchdown pass in the end zone and, as the faithful may glumly recall, the Packers went on to lose, 45-6...'ARRIVED' AGAINST COLTS: Steady although not spectacular improvement came the next three weeks, which saw Boyd snare two passes against each of three opponents, the Colts, Giants and Bears. Then the former Cheyenne, Wyo., high school hurler suddenly bloomed in game No. 8 against the world champion Colts at Milwaukee. the day he frustrated the Hosses by spearing eight passes for 147 yards. In all, the fabulous freshman amassed 32 catches for 549 yards and four touchdowns, two of the latter helping the Packers trigger their memorable West Coast sweep with a 35-20 conquest of the Rams at Los Angeles. Dowler, stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., is currently serving a six-month tour of duty with the Army.


JUL 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers this noon traded end A.D. Williams to Cleveland for Willie Davis, a regular defensive end for the Browns the last two years. Packer GM-Coach Vince Lombardi indicated the deal is designed to restore the Bays' defensive end corps to full strength. Bill Quinlan and Jim Temp had been the only holdovers following the loss of Nate Borden to Dallas in last winter's special draft for the new NFL entry. The 6-3, 240-pound Davis, who also can play offensive tackle, was the Browns' No. 17 draftee in 1956. He started that season at Cleveland, working at linebacker and offensive guard, but was called into service. Willie subsequently won all-Army and all-service honors in 1957 before rejoining the Browns in 1958. Davis was a three-sport star (football, basketball and baseball) at Booker T. Washington High School in Texarkana, Ark., before matriculating at Grambling College, where he captained the football team his last two years and was named to Collier's NAIA All-America both seasons. The fleet Williams, a 215-pounder from the College of the Pacific, played one season with the Packers. The trade was made because the Browns' regular offensive end, Billy Howton, is as yet unsigned for the 1960 season. Coach Paul Brown said he had heard that Howton, acquired from the Packers in 1959, would retire from football.



JUL 14 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - When the St. Louis (nee Chicago) Cardinals lope into City Stadium Sept. 5, they will unveil on Green Bay soil for the first time what veteran Cardinal publicist Eddie McGuire is pleased to call "the most colorful offense in football." In face of the evidence, his statement might go unchallenged. The Cards' multi-faceted attack, he points out in a recent communique, features such diverse dazzlers as "double reverses; quarterbacks running the option; passing to a player in the flat and that player passing back to the quarterback; handoff to a back and handing back to the quarterback on reverse double-flankers; triple flankers (lonesome quarterback); the backup quarterback; and the quarterback going back much in the same manner as a left halfback in the single wing. All of these things," the veteran publicitor contends, "made the Cards' offense the most spectacular in the game last year. Unfortunately, a total of 48 fumbles nullified many of the scoring threats - fumbles which didn't happen during daily practice sessions. They, along with interceptions, cost us 90 points - scored by the opposition." Cardinal Coach Pop ivy, McGuire imparts, is confident that such horrors will be drastically reduced next autumn, largely because the Big Red will be disporting in a new home. As Ivy puts it, "The move to St. Louis is a good one from any point of view. We will be the only pro team there (in contrast to Chicago where the Cards were continually overshadowed by the Bears) and will have the support of the fans right off the bat. In this emotional game, where hustle and morale mean so much, this undivided interest is going to work advantageously to a point where the Cardinals will rise to the occasion and play much better than they did in Chicago," Bud Wilkinson's former Oklahoma colleague is convinced. "There isn't much difference between winning and losing in the NFL. A bounce of the ball in our favor, and the added incentive of playing before filled stands, gives the team a lift and sometimes furnishes the impetus which could turn a game into a rousing victory for the home team." He did


not say so, but Ivy's optimism also stems from the knowledge that this year, for the first time since he became the Big Red's head man in 1957, he will have his "kind" of team. Only eight players who were with the Cardinals at the start of the '57 season, that is, are still with the club. "This," friend McGuire points out, "rates close to a record for changeover in a pro team's personnel." The '57 holdovers included ends Bob Konovsky, Woodley Lewis and Leo Sugar; linebacker Carl Brettschneider and backs Joe Childress, Mal Hammack, Jimmy Hill and Dick (Night Train) Lane. This, the evangelist McGuire is convinced, "is an indication that Coach Ivy knows what he wants. He's working hard at putting together the type of personnel he needs to win in the NFL. Maybe this will be the year he achieves that balance." The Cardinals' appearance will mark the competitive unveiling of Vince Lombardi's second Packer entry for home viewers, who play their first three preseason matches on the road. Tickets, as you know may have divined, are still available at the Packer office at reduced ($2, $3 and $4) prices.


JUL 15 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - What a difference a year, and a man, can make. When Vince Lombardi prepared to greet his first Packer team on the eve of July 23, 1959, he declared with characteristic candor, "My No. 1 objective will be to defeat the attitude of defeatism which I know is here." This realistic appraisal was, of course, the product of a 1-10-1 record in 1958, blackest season in Packer history and one which capped a decade of bleak mediocrity. Today, there is exciting evident the broad-shouldered headmaster's mission has been accomplished, confirming the impression fostered by a surprising 7-05 record in NFL competition last autumn. It mounts daily with the early arrival of veteran after veteran - all of whom are not required to report until a week from Saturday (July 23). Bart Starr, the knowledgeable Alabaman whose dazzling "arrival" after three years of frustration keyed the Packers' late 1959 surge, has been here since Monday, rugged defensive tackle Henry Jordan even longer. Maxie (The Taxi) McGee, Gary Knafelc's pass catching colleague, and defensive captain Bill (Bubba) Forester, one of the NFL's premier linebackers, came in Thursday. More, it might be added, are on the way. "This is very unusual," Business Manager Jack Vainisi glowed Thursday. "Even some of our rookies, who are due in two days before the veterans, want to come in now. But we've told them to report on the scheduled date - we don't want them to get lonesome with time on their hands." "This is a good sign," he added, with ill-conceived satisfaction. "The rookies are suppose to go on the field for the first time Friday but there'll be so many veterans out there, you won't be able to tell who's a rookie." As might be expected, contract-hungry early birds like Forester, McGee and Starr are already working out at City Stadium's practice field with those of their colleagues who now are Green Bay taxpayers, Tom Bettis, Jim Temp, Bob Skoronski, Lew Carpenter and Knafelc. The Packers' 42nd season will be officially christened when the first year men report at St. Norbert College Thursday for physical examinations and equipment, the latter to be issued by veteran Trainer Carl (Bud) Jorgensen and Property Manager Dad Braisher. The yearlings will be indoctrinated Friday, before being joined by the veterans Saturday and practice will formally open Sunday at City Stadium's drill site.


JUL 19 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Packer players started moving into Sensenbrenner Hall at St. Norbert College today - a few days ahead of schedule. Any player who's in town and needs a place to stay can move in right now, Coach Vince Lombardi said. The first practices, starting Friday morning, will be for rookies only. They'll drill again that afternoon and Saturday. Sunday will be Picture Day for everyone, including the veterans, and a day of workouts for the rookies. Veterans will report Saturday and dig into official action Monday morning along with the simon-pures. Lombardi and Aides Phil Bengtson, Norb Hecker, Bill Austin and Red Cochran will move into St. Norbert Wednesday. Two-a-day workouts will be held for the first couple of weeks and will be tapered off as the squad gets into condition. First "enemy" action is scheduled against the Steelers in New Orleans Aug. 13 - barely three weeks after the opening of practice. Packer veterans and rookies will be arriving every day this week. Bart Starr, Max McGee and Bill Forester came in over the weekend. Informal practice sessions already were started. All drills will be held on the fields on South Oneida Street just east of City Stadium. As in the past, they'll be open to the public...Half a dozen backs, who have little or no college training, will be given tryouts. They include Willie Lightfoot, former Shaw Air Force back; Bill Shippen, a fast 180-pounder; Ron Martin, 190, North Carolina; Dick Pesonen of the Duluth Branch, University of Minnesota; Buzzy Kendrick, 190, free agent; Rusty Eddlelman, 215, College of Emporia, Kansas...Among the last of the signees are quarterback Lamar McHan and defensive back Emlen Tunnell. Em has played in 142 straight league games. McHan led the Packers to their amazing 3-0 record at the start of last season. Tunnell is starting his 13th pro season, McHan his seventh...Roger Wypzynski, the former St. Norbert College star tackle, will take another shot at making the Pack. The 265-pound Roger, a defensive tackle prospect, was drafted by the Washington Redskins a year ago but left their camp and worked with the Packers a spell...The Packers have three ex-Browns in their defensive line - Hank Jordan, who played so well here in '59; Bill Quinlan, who came to the Pack along with Lew Carpenter for Billy Howton; and Willie Davis, who just became a Packer the other day in the A.D. Williams trade. The first two deals turned out to be "terrific" for the Bays. Jordan, who cost only a fourth draft choice, gave the defensive line tremendous speed - plus added power; Quinlan played his defense end spot like he owned it; and Carpenter was invaluable as a relief man and punt-kickoff returner. Davis, a two-year veteran, is rated highly and should soften the loss of defense end Nate Borden...How can the NFL handle the challenge of the new AFL? Mike Wilson, supervisor of NFL officiating crews, has a simple formula: "Just play better football. That's all we have to do."...The College All-Star roster shows only one Packer, halfback Tom Moore, the first choice. That reflects the club's 7-5 finish last year. The Bays' low finishes of the previous years gave them early draft picks, who were quickly nabbed by the Stars. The Packers also would have lost Dale Hackbart to the Stars if he hadn't decided on a baseball career.


JUL 20 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The world champion Colts open 1960 training Monday with barely a dozen rookies. The Packers, who finished in a tie for third place in the Western Division, start action with some 30 rookies on hand. Baltimore would like more simon-pures, but the rival AFL grabbed off a goodly number of the champ's draftees, including the two top picks. Some of the Colts' selections, apparently unsure of themselves, figured it would be just too tough trying to crack the club's powerful offensive and defensive combinations. Of the Colts' 17 newcomers, five have had some previous pro experience. The Colts are the least of the Packers' problems at the moment but the rookie comparison points up the task facing Coach Vince Lombardi in his effort to mold the Bays into championship contender. The Packers, who open drills for the rookies Friday and then officially launch practice for the entire camp Monday, offer some excellent opportunities to smart, bright-eyed and hard-fighting rookies. As Lombardi pointed out Tuesday, we're starting with four less veterans and their replacements, outside of possibly Davis, will have to come from the rookie crop." He referred to the departed defensive halfback Bobby Dillon, retired; and halfbacks Billy Butler and Don McIlhenny and defensive end Nate Borden, who were selected by Dallas. Veteran Willie Davis, obtained from Cleveland in exchange for A.D. Williams, should fill Borden's brogans. The Packers need help in the offensive backfield, the defensive line and defensive secondary, the coach pointed out, adding that the inner offensive line, the offensive ends and linebackers are satisfactory. Thus, it would appear that the rookies' best chance at making the Bays would be on defense, other than linebacker, and in the offensive backfield. The bulk of the rookies are concentrated in these positions. There are five newcomers trying for spots in the defensive backfield, nine for defensive line, and 11 for offensive backfield - 25 in all. "Hackbart would have been a good bet to replace Dillon, but his replacement will have to come from the other rookies," Vince said. Dale Hackbart, the Wisconsin ace, passed up pro football in favor of baseball. Rookie defensive prospects are Joe Gomes, 6-1, 200, South Carolina; Garney Henley, 5-11, 180, Huron; John Littlejohn, 6-1, 190, Kansas State; Willie Wood, 5-10, 185, Southern Cal; and Buzzy Kendricks, 6, 190, no college. This group could be fattened if defense talent is spotted among the offensive backs. Returning are Bobby Freeman, Hank Gremminger, John Symank, Em Tunnell and Jess Whittenton. The emphasis is on weights among the new defensive linemen. The tackle group is topped by 275-pound Leo Bland of Furman, who stands 6-5. Joining him are Ed Buckingham, 255, Minnesota; Tony DeLuca, 250, no college; Roger Wypysynski, 265, St. Norbert; Ed Wallace, 262, San Diego State; Marv Rader, 240, Findlay. Rookie defense ends aren't quite as heavy, such as Gilmer Lewis, 225, Oklahoma; Ron Ray, 235, Howard Payne; and Jim Ward, 225, no college. Veterans in the defensive line include four at end - Ken beck, switched from tackle, Bill Quinlan, Jim Temp and Willie Davis; and two at tackles - Dave Hanner and Hank Jordan. Lombardi said he'd give quarterback Joe Francis a shot at offensive halfback, thus relieving some of the shortage. He joins Lew Carpenter and Paul Hornung at HB. The only veteran fullback is Jim Taylor. Five of the 11 backs weigh 220 pounds or more. Lee Nussbaum of Ohio State goes 218; three pack 215, Tom Moore of Vanderbilt, Jim Hurd of Albion, and Rusty Addelman of College of Emporia; and one weighs 200, Paul Winslow of North Carolina College. The others, all from 180 through 195, are Willie Lightfoot, Shaw Air Force; Bill Shippen, no college; John Meroney, Guilford College; Dick Powewitz, Montana State; Ron Martin, no college; and Dick Pesonen, Duluth Branch of University of 


Minnesota...The players started moving into Sensenbrenner Hall at St. Norbert College Tuesday and the coaching staff shifted operations from 349 S. Washington to the college today. Two-a-day drills for rookies will be held Friday and Saturday. Sunday will be Picture Day.


JUL 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Pittsburgh Steelers will meet the Toronto Argonauts in Toronto Aug. 3, launching a 39-game preseason exhibition schedule during which the NFL's 13 teams will appear in 29 cities in 12 states. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle said most of the games will be sponsored by newspapers and charitable organizations and are expected to raise more than a half million dollars to benefit various causes. In addition to the team's home cities, the teams will play in Washington, Louisiana, New Jersey, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Oklahoma, Oregon, North Carolina, Connecticut and Minnesota.


Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi looks over the first Green Bay Packers Yearbook with Press-Gazette sports editor Art Daley in July 1960. Daley and Press-Gazette promotions manager Jack Yuenger founded the publication. (Photo credit:


The time machine takes us back to the summer of 1960 today, when this publication was on the corner newsstand. The Packers were in the second year of the Lombardi Era, and were coming off a 7-5-0 record in ’59 (which was way better than their 1-10-1 record in ’58). (Photos credit:


1960 Jerry Kramer Signed Green Bay Packers Player's Contract - With Lombardi and Vainisi (Source: Heritage Auctions)