Friedman at the helm, Brooklyn is looking forward to a banner year. Friedman has a great following in the east and Owner Mike Dwyer is wondering if Ebbets field will be large enough to handle the crowds. Business is also looking up for the other teams in the metropolitan district. Steve Owen will again head the New York Giants while Ken Strong is slated to pilot Staten Island (Stapleton) for another season. Ernie Pinckert, famous Southern California back, has accepted teams with the Giants while Bill Morton, the Dartmouth flash, probably will be seen in the Stapleton battle front. Marty Brill, a Notre Dame backfield star, will assist in the direction of Stapleton...PORTSMOUTH STRONG AGAIN: Potsy Clark, coach of the Portsmouth Spartans, is predicting the 1932 championship for his club. With but few exceptions, he will have all of his star players back in togs. Among those who will carry on for Portsmouth are McKalip, Presnell, Lumpkin, Bodenger, Randolph and Spider Clark. The Chicago Bears will have their best club in years, according to George Halas and this statement is seconded by Ralph Jones, the Bruins' mentor.
OFFICERS REELECTED FOR FOOTBALL CLUB AT ANNUAL MEETING
AUG 19 (Green Bay) - Leland H. Joanne was reelected president of the Green Bay Football corporation at the annual stockholders' meeting held Thursday evening in the supervisors' room of the courthouse. This will be President Joannes' third team in office. Gerald F. Clifford was reelected vice president; C.J. O'Connor was chosen as treasurer for another year and G.W. Calhoun will continue to serve as secretary. The executive committee will be composed of President Joannes, Vice president Clifford, A.B. Turnbull, Dr. W.W. Kelly and Charles Mathys. Members of the board of directors include the executive board and Ralph H. Drum, H.J. Bero, J.H. Golden, Edwin Schweger, Marcel Lambeau, Edward Schuster, Lewis E. Peal, C.M. Berard, L.P. Ziebell and G.W. Calhoun....FINANCIAL STATEMENT APPROVED: Dr. Kelly read the financial statement and explained many of the details. It was unanimously approved without discussion. The Football corporation spent approximately $13,000 in improvements at the City stadium last season, the report revealed. Coach E.L. Lambeau was called by Joannes to say a few words about this year's squad and the Packer mentor assured the stockholders that his team again would be very much in the running. He added that the competition this fall would be stiffer than ever before as all the other clubs in the circuit had strengthened their teams. Coach Lambeau spoke highly of several new players he has signed. On the motion of Ben J. Masse, the chair was empowered to appoint a nominating committee and President Joannes named E.A. Spachmann, L.C. Snavely and Arthur J. Gotto. After a conference the committee filed its report which was adopted by the stockholders without a dissenting vote. The stockholders' meeting then adjourned and the newly elected board of directors went into session...CUT TICKET PRICES: The first business of the directors was to reduce the price of box seat season tickets from $25 to $20 and the season reserved tickets were cut from $15 to $12. There will be no change in the regular admission prices with the exception of the elimination of the $1.25 seats. This season these seats can be purchased for $1. It was decided to reserve every seat in the park. As in past years, E.A. Spachmann will have charge of the Packer ticket department. The sales office will be opened in the Columbus Community club on Sept. 1. Tickets again will be on sale in the usual places about town and special agencies are to be opened in many of the neighboring communities...NAME POLICING COMMITTEE: A committee composed of H.J. Bero, Ralph H. Drum and Marcel Lambeau will have charge of the policing at the stadium. The Legion patrol force is to be increased this fall and the directors sanctioned the plan for improvements to and around the fence which should greatly cut down the number of "crashers". Vice-president Clifford who will again direct the season ticket sale announced that there will be a special meeting of the solicitors at the courthouse next Tuesday evening at 7:45. Speaking before the directors, the vice-president asked that all members of the board participates in the campaign. "Lists of the 1931 purchasers have been prepared by the ticket sales department," said Mr. Clifford, "and we want this old business called on within a week, if possible. We will have our usual committee which will make special visits on the reported turndowns."...WANT VETERANS ON HAND: "In other years, our ticket drive has been helped greatly by a number of volunteer workers and I trust that veterans of past campaigns will meet with us here next Tuesday night. The opening game is only three weeks away and it doesn't leave us much time to sell season tickets, but I am confident that if we all get out and hustle, the Football corporation will start another season with a firm financial foundation."
HERBER AGAIN TO PLAY WITH PACKER SQUAD
AUG 20 (Green Bay) - A young man who is a veteran of two previous Green Bay football seasons, Arnold Herber, former West high star, has signed a contract with the Packers, and will report at the initial practice session Sept. 1. Herber starred at West high in 1925, 1926 and 1927. Fans will remember his sensational pass to Arnie Adams in the last two minutes of the 1927 game, which paved the way to West's winning touchdown. Herber added an extra point by means of a dropkick, and East was beaten, 7 to 6. In the fall of 1928 Herber entered Wisconsin university, where he was named freshman football captain. He left Wisconsin during the school year and entered Regis college, Denver, Col., in the fall of 1929. He starred as a back at Regis, where he was coached by Red Strader, former star of the Chicago Cardinals. Herber joined the Packers in 1930, playing throughout the season and part of the 1931 year. He is a good kicker, player and runner, and Coach E.L. Lambeau believes that he has great possibilities. The Packers now have 19 players under contract.
CLAUDE PERRY IS RECALLED BY DODGERS
AUG 22 (Green Bay) - Claude Perry, the Packer tackle who plays all his games without benefit of headgear, and who was loaned to the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National league last season, has been recalled for the coming pennant campaign, Capt. E.L. Lambeau announced today. Perry needs not the slightest introduction to Green Bay football fans. After playing three years of varsity football at the University of Alabama, the 210 pound lineman jumped directly into the professional game, and now has been six years of service in the postgraduate sport...LOANED TO BROOKLYN: Five and one-half of these years were spent with the Packers, Perry playing on the championship teams of 1929 and 1930. In mid-season last year, however, Brooklyn felt the need of greater line strength and he was traded eastward, finishing the season with the Dodgers. Perry put up an especially sterling exhibition when the Bays played at Brooklyn last season. He staved off many a Green Bay rush and was easily one of the outstanding linemen on the field that afternoon. With Perry's contract filed away, the Packers now have 20 players signed for the 1932 season.
PACKER TICKET SELLERS WILL MEET TONIGHT
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - While Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers is lining up the few unsigned players to complete another winning football team, executives of the Green Bay Football corporation have been setting the stage for the season ticket sales campaign which will be officially launched tonight with a meeting in the assembly room of the courthouse at 7:45 p.m. As in other seasons, the Football corporation must have a large advance ticket sale in order to carry out the schedule without getting into the red. The returns from the season tickets provides a "nest egg" which the corporation always has to fall back on late in the season to balance receipts and expenses from "lean" gates when away from home. And also from the same fund the money to pay a few players who are here under bonus contracts...TRY OUT GREEN BAY SYSTEM: Green Bay is about the only city in the NFL that carries out a season ticket sale on an extensive sale. The Packer management has been so successful in this promotion that Portsmouth, Boston and the Chicago Cardinals are going to attempt similar campaigns this fall. "Preparedness" is the key note of the Packers' ticket sales campaign. For the past month, E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the Football corporation's ticket department, has been checking the lists of the 1931 customers and getting new order sheets made out for the solicitors who will swing into action on Tuesday not only in Green Bay but the neighboring cities...HAVE SEPARATE LISTS: Each solicitors will have a separate list of calls and they are to report in by the end of the week. The followup committee will make a second call on the refusals. This method of attack has been successfully followed for a number of seasons. Gerald F. Clifford, vice president of the Football corporation, will again supervise the efforts of the ticket salesman. Clifford intends to snap the drive along at record speed as two weeks from Sunday the Packers will launch their 1932 season in a game against the Grand Rapids eleven here at the City stadium. "We've got to hurry," said Clifford in discussing the season ticket sale drive, "and I hope that there will be a good representation at tonight's meeting in the courthouse."
ASPIT, U.S.C. BACK, TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 24 (Green Bay) - Marger Aspit, a 190-pound halfback who gained football fame during his three years' varsity career at the University of Southern California, has accepted terms with the Green Bay Packers. The Pacific coach star is the 21st gridder to sign a contract. This will be Aspit's second season in postgraduate football. He started with the now defunct Philadelphia Yellowjackets in 1931 and, when the Quakers went on the financial rocks, played some free lance ball in the east and then helped out the Brooklyn National league in their closing games of the season...RESIDENT OF LOS ANGELES: Aspit is a resident of Los Angeles. He is connected with a prominent film company as an office executive. This baseball season he has been playing the outfield for a semi-pro club in Los Angeles. The new Packer backfielder is an exceptional blocker. According to Nate Barragar, the Green Bay center, who also hails from U.S.C., Aspit, two years running, won the senior trophy for being the best "sweep out" gridder on the Trojan squad. Aspit packs plenty of speed. He was also a track man while in college. While with the Yellowjackets last season, he did most of the punting and got away in good shape. During his career at U.S.C., he did considerable goal kicking via the placement route.
COMSTOCK HAS SIGNED AGAIN WITH PACKERS
AUGUST 25 (Green Bay) - One of the rock bottom veterans of the professional football game, Rudolph (Rudy) Comstock, one time Georgetown lineman, will start his second year with the Green Bay Packers when the thrice national champions launch their 1932 campaign Sept. 11. Comstock's contract, signed, has been received by Coach E.L. Lambeau. The husky guard, who can play either side of the line with equal facility, is aggressive at all times, and is as smart as can be found in the pro game. His work last season won hearty commendation of Coach Lambeau, as the veteran can play 60 minutes of every game if needed. He rarely is injured...THREE YEARS AT GEORGETOWN: Comstock played three years with the Georgetown university varsity, in 1922, 1923 and 1924, being an all-eastern guard selection his final year. In 1925 and 1926 he broke into the professional ranks with Buffalo, and graduated to the Philadelphia Yellowjackets for the seasons of 1927, 1928 and 1929. The following year he played with the New York Giants, joining the Packers at the start of the 1931 year. Thus Comstock will be starting his eighth year as a pro lineman, when he joins the Packers this month. He is a steel worker at Youngstown, Ohio, during the offseason; is married, and is the father of one child. Comstock is the twenty-second to sign thus far.