HOWARD (CUB) BUCK IS NAMED LAWRENCE COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACH; SUCCEEDS MCCHESNEY
MAR 27 (Appleton) - Howard (Cub) Buck, boy scout executive of Appleton and University of Wisconsin All-American tackle of several season ago, who for the past three years has been line coach on the Lawrence college football squad and star of the Green Bay Packers football team, has been named head football coach at Lawrence for the coming year, 1923-24, according to an announcement of President Samuel Plantz. Negotiations were completed last week and need only the formality of a vote of approval by the board of trustees of the college. This will be given at the next meeting of the board, which will be held soon. Buck, as the line coach, has been the main cause behind the strong lines that have been a big factor in giving Lawrence three successive state championships the past seasons, and, in addition, this year a 1.000 record in the Midwest Conference...OFFERED BIG JOBS: He has been offered the position of head football coach at Indiana university last fall, and was also considered as a possible successor to John Richards, resigned grid mogul at the University of Wisconsin, Buck's alma mater. Buck's appointment, made possible through action of the board of trustees recently, at which it was decided to divide the future athletic program at Lawrence under two heads, football, and basketball and track, with a separate director for each, has been received enthusiastically on the Lawrence campus, where his personality and success have made him a prime favorite...MCCHESNEY IS LEAVING: H.D. McChesney, sport head coach who came to Lawrence three years ago and who turned out the three state and Midwest championship grid teams in addition to handling all physical classes of the school as well as directing teams in basketball, track and other athletic departments will leave Lawrence. It is understood that he accepted a coaching position with a Kansas college, but Mr. McChesney declined to name the school, saying that the announcement was to come from the school itself.
MAR 28 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Speaking in football terms, we think Lawrence made a touchdown and kicked the goal when Howard (Cub) Buck was signed up as pigskin mentor at the Appleton institution. Buck is one of the biggest men in the moleskin game today. Not alone is he a player of exceptional ability but a coach who produces results. With Buck ruling supreme and unhampered next fall, Lawrence is sure to have another corking good pigskin squad...Professional football fans are wondering if Buck's new job will force his retirement from the "money-getting" gridiron. Buck would rather play football than eat and we have a hunch that his contract is so worded that every now and then, on Sunday, he will be able to don the moleskins and plug up a gap in the Green Bay line. Possibly, we are on the wrong track but to date the Bay football authorities have had no officials statement from the big fellow regarding the fall of 1923. Let's hope for the best.
MAY 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Jumbo Stiehm is through at Indiana. The athletic mentor has resigned his post and will take a long rest. He has been on sick leave since last fall. When the Hoosiers found Stiehm would be unable to coach the football team, they made Cub Buck an offer to serve as gridiron chief but the Appleton scout director turned down the offer as he was under contract with the Green Bay Packers. Stiehm's successor at Indiana has not been named. No appointment will be made probably until early in the fall.
CARR PREDICTS BANNER SEASON FOR PRO GRIDDERS
JUN 20 (Columbus) - President Joe Carr of the NFL, composed of professional pigskin organizations throughout the country, officially pried off the 1923 pigskin season with the announcement that the outlook for the coming fall was of the rosy hued variety. Although the gridiron season is still several months in the distance, President Carr and Secretary Carl Storck at Dayton are beginning to get things lined up. A meeting of the pro league magnates will be held in Chicago on July 28 and 29. At this conference the schedule for the '23 season will be mapped out and final action will be taken on several applications for franchises, including the Duluth K.C.'s...GAME WILL BOOM: In speaking of the outlook for this fall, President Carr said: "I think professional football will boom again this fall. The 1922 season was a splendid success and we are starting off this fall with a firm foundation. As in 1922 we will 'stick to our knitting' and, under no conditions, will any club in our league will be allowed to 'tinker" with any player on a college team. Reports from many of the magnates show that they are lining up their squads and everywhere there is a confidence that the season is going over big. The addition of Cleveland and St. Louis will tend greatly to strengthen our organization as the newcomers are in a field which will draw big crowds"...WESTERN CLUBS STRONGER: "The western clubs will be stronger than ever. Both the Bears and Cardinals in Chicago are bolstering their lineups. I understand that the Cardinals have signed Kiley, the great Notre Dame star. The Minneapolis Marines have a fast eleven. Several Minnesota and Nebraska stars have been signed up by Manager Dunn. In Wisconsin, pro football will be better than ever. The Milwaukee Badgers are planning on a fast squad. Racine will be in the field with a husky lineup while the famous Green Bay Packers, Badger State champions, can always be counted on to have a husky aggregation of pigskin chasers on the gridiron."
JUN 30 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Babe Ruetz, the heavyweight manager of the Racine Legion football team, isn't going to be caught asleep at the switch when it is time for the first kickoff in the Pro league. Ruetz has got his men pretty well lined up for the coming season and they have all been ordered to report the second week in September.
MEMBERS OF 1922 GREEN BAY SQUAD BEING LINED UP
JUL 12 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - In accordance with the regulations of the NFL which call for reserve notices to be sent out to all players of the previous season not later than August 1, the Green Bay Football club has mailed to the following players, notifications that they are included in the Green Bay reserve list for 1923: Mills, Usher, Lambeau, Mathys, Lauer, Niemann, Lyle, Gardner, Buck, Nadolny, Earps, Howard, Gardella, Hayes, Wheeler and Glick...PLANS BEING MADE: Although the pro league season is still about two months in the distance, plans are being made for the 1923 season. Captain Lambeau will attend the league meeting at Chicago July 28 and 29. At this conference the schedule will be made out. The great record made by the Packers during the last half of the 1922 season and their undisputed claim to the Badger professional football champions has put the team in demand and nearly every club in the league has asked for games with Green Bay this season.
BUSY ON SCHEDULE
JUL 12 (Racine) - Babe Ruetz, Racine's football mogul, who is a member of the scheduled committee of the NFL, is busy these days trying to map an outline of games. "Wisconsin's pro elevens, the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Badgers and Racine Legion," said Ruetz, "won't have any trouble mapping out classy schedules this fall as the committee has received requests from all the clubs for bookings in the Badger state. It is probable that Milwaukee, Racine and Green Bay will play a home and home series for the state championship, which the Green Bay Packers have held for the last several years.
JUL 13 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The opening gun of the football front in Green Bay has been fired and it looks like a good start. The Packers will have a raft of veteran material to build up on and they won't have to do any early experimenting like last season. This should be a banner season of pro football in Green Bay.
PACKER GRIDDERS GIVEN PRAISE BY CARDINAL CENTER
JUL 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Bull MacInery, Chicago Cardinal footballer, who played center field for Dodge's Red Sox in Friday's game against Green Bay, paid the Packers several compliments while talking football with several gridiron fans during his stay here. "The Packers have a great rep in Chicago," said MacInery. "I can remember two years ago when Chris O'Brien booked the Green Bay team. We figured it was soft picking but before the game was over received the surprise of our lives. Driscoll's dropkick in the last few minutes of play was all that saved us from a licking."...TOOK NO CHANCES: "Last year, we profited by experience and took no chances when we faced the Packers. At that, your team gave us quite a battle particularly during the first half. Late in the season, Driscoll and some of the boys were 'chewing the fat' about the pro teams and it was the unanimous opinion that the Packer squad was as good as any on the gridiron. I just received word from Manager O'Brien to report in Chicago the Tuesday after Labor Day for football practice. Like all the other pro teams, the Cardinals are going to get an early start this season. It would be a great attraction for Green Bay if the Packers could induce O'Brien to bring his Cardinal team here for a game."...KILEY JOINS CARDS: When asked what the Cardinals would do this fall, MacInery remarked the results would speak for themselves. According to the Cardinal center, Rundquist would not be with the team this year but in his place, Roger Kiley, Notre Dame star, had been signed up.
CUB BUCK RESIGNS HIS POST AS HEAD OF VALLEY SCOUTS
JUL 21 (Appleton) - Howard "Cub" Buck has resigned as executive director of the Fox River valley boy scout council to go into the business of selling automobiles in Neenah. His resignation became effective several days ago but he will not enter his business until probably about August 1. Mr. Buck has acquired an interest in the Valley Inn Buick Co. at Neenah. Resignation of Mr. Buck leaves the scout council without an executive director but that does not mean the scout work is at a standstill. Scout troops are under the sponsorship of churches and organizations and the work will be continued. Nothing has been done by the scout executive council toward appointing a successor to Mr. Buck. Buck's new business connection will not interfere with him playing professional football as a member of the Green Bay Packers, according to word received from Appleton today.
JUL 21 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A week from today, the professional football moguls will gather in Chicago and make their final preparations for the 1923 season of pigskin chasing. The schedule of games will be adopted at this conference and there will probably be a good deal of "ringside" speaking as the choice dates in the gridiron outline will be very much in demand. Representatives from Racine, Milwaukee and Green Bay will be the Badger state envoys at the moleskin pow-wow.
PRO GRID MOGULS TO MEET IN CHICAGO TO MAP SCHEDULE
JUL 23 (Columbus) - The NFL will meet in Chicago on July 28 and 29 to complete the professional football schedule for the coming year, to appoint officers and approve three additional franchises, President Jos. F. Carr announced on Saturday. Cleveland, Duluth and St. Louis are in line for franchises in the league and a number of applications have been on file. Some of these requests will be considered, Mr. Carr said. The following teams will be represented at the meeting here: Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y.; Cleveland, Canton, Akron, Dayton, Toledo, Columbus and Marion, O.; Louisville, Ky.; Evansville and Hammond, Ind.; two teams from Chicago, one each from Rock Island, Ill.; Milwaukee, Racine and Green Bay, Wis., and St. Louis, Minneapolis and Duluth.
RACINE GRID HEAD WILL ATTEND PRO LEAGUE MEETING
JUL 25 (Racine) - Babe Ruetz, manager of the Racine Legion football team, leaves Friday afternoon for Chicago to attend the meeting of the pro gridders. Ruetz is a member of the schedule committee and this group goes into executive session Saturday morning to map out the playing dates. According to Reutz, the Wisconsin teams, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Racine, will probably play home and home games for the Badger championship. The Green Bay Packers now hold this title. The aim of the schedule committee this season will be to eliminate the long jumps and to have the leaders of each section meet in the final games for the national professional title. Canton won this honor last season. The conference at Chicago will be held at the Sherman House and the session will continue over Sunday. Representatives from 20 professional football organizations will be in attendance, it is said.