plan, and it is doubtful whether all three could be made to prove successful, financially. Booking of the other two games in Milwaukee means that Green Bay fans will have additional contests literally in their "own backyard". The Packers and the Chicago Cardinals were originally scheduled to play in Chicago in two games, 11 days apart, Nov. 18 and Nov. 29. It is believed that, by changing the site of the first game from Chicago to Milwaukee, it will draw much better...PLAY THREE TIMES: The night game with the Chicago Bears, planned for Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, under lights, is an added game to both the Packers' and Bears' schedule. The Packers have always played the Bears three games each before this season, winding up the season with the Chicagoans at Chicago the second week in December. This game had to be played under handicaps most of the time, because of unfavorable weather, so it was not booked this year. The night game in Milwaukee would take its place, giving Green Bay fans an opportunity of seeing the old rivals clash at less expense than if they played in Chicago. The Milwaukee Journal will act as co-sponsors of the night game for the benefit of the Christmas Good Fellows fund. Complete details as to this contest are expected to be worked out within the next few days, according to President Joannes, but plans for the other two contests are practically completed...AT FAIR PARK: The games will be played at the Wisconsin State Fairground park, which is being developed as an athletic center under the direction of Ralph Ammon. There will be 12,000 good seats in the concrete grandstands and between 5,000 and 8,000 bleacher seats. The field will be sodded and put into shape immediately after the annual state fair. Lights will be installed by the fair association. The Green Bay club president pointed out that with three games in Milwaukee and six in Green Bay, Wisconsin fans will have the biggest program of professional football games ever offered. Five league games will be played in Green Bay, besides the practice game with the Fort Atkinson Blackhawks.
GANTENBEIN, GROVE SIGN CONTRACTS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUG 21 (Green Bay) - Rounding into shape for a strenuous gridiron season, the Green Bay Packer squad today included 23 players, with contracts received from Milt Gantenbein, veteran end; Roger Grove, former Michigan State quarterback; and Earl Witte, Gustavus Adolphus back. Rated highly capable on blocking and interference, and a better than average pass receiver, Gantenbein will be starting his fourth season with Green Bay. He formerly starred at the University of Wisconsin, captaining the Badger varsity during his senior year. He lives at Madison during the off-season. Packer fans like to remember Gantenbein's work in the great 6 to 2 victory over the Chicago Bears, which the Packers took in 1931. It was a bitter struggle, and wasn't decided until Mike Michalske, veteran guard, picked off a Bear pass and galloped some 55 yards for a touchdown. Gantenbein was right on hand during the run, making possible the touchdown with some vicious blocking. Gantenbein weighs 201 pounds...PLAYED FOR CROWLEY: Roger Grove, speedy quarterback, was one of the stars in a rather drab 1933 Packer season. His shifty work behind the line, particularly in bringing back punts, has earned him the respect of all National league players. Grove saw service under Jimmy Crowley at Michigan State when the Spartans were carving a national name for themselves. He is a neat pass receiver, and will be appearing for the fourth time with the Packers. His weight is 188. Witte is a husky back who has been selected as an all-state man in Minnesota for the past four seasons. His experience at Gustavus Adolphus has covered every position in the backfield, and that of end. Coach George Myrum of Witte's alma mater terms him one of the best backs in his experience. The new Packer weighs 195 pounds and measures six feet in height. The Packer players will begin unofficial practice here tomorrow afternoon and hold similar sessions every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the first official practice is called on Sept. 2. Approximately 15 players are expected to work out Wednesday.
GOOD DEMAND REPORTED FOR GRID TICKETS
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - The businessmen's committee handling the Packer season ticket sales held another enthusiastic meeting Thursday night and encouraging reports were turned in. The majority of ticket sellers have reported that there was a lot of football talk in the air and that they found that many of the "prospects" called upon were in the mood to sign up for tickets...SIX GAMES AT HOME: The six game schedule at home, opening with Fort Atkinson on Sunday, Sept. 9, and following through with games against Philadelphia, the Chicago Bears, Detroit, Cincinnati and the Chicago Cards has met with favor of the fans, according to the ticket sellers who have also had some inquiries about how tickets can be reserved for the contests booked for Milwaukee. Dr. W.W. Kelly, former president of the Football corporation, presided at last night's meeting in the absence of President L.H. Joannes, who with A.B. Turnbull and Coach E.L. Lambeau, made a hurried trip to Chicago on some football business and also to interview several members of the All-American squad at Evanston, who are "still on the fence" about playing professional football...NO TIME TO WASTE: Dr. Kelly called attention of the solicitors that the ticket sales campaign must be cleaned up in less than three weeks. He urged that every member of the committee make his assigned calls within the next day or two and have his reports complete early next week. During the last few days of the drive, it is possible that volunteers will be paired up, Dr. Kelly said. E.A. (Spike) Spachmann will again have charge of the football ticket distribution and the Packer headquarters will be opened at the Columbus club on Sept. 1. Mail orders for a number of the home games have already been received from out of town fans, according to Spachmann, who has been with the Football corporation since its organization. There is more pre-season interest this fall than has been shown since the first and second championship years of 1929 and '30. Tickets are in the hands of the printer, proofs of the charts and schedules are being checked over and by next week the Packer campaign will be underway, full blast, on every front.
PIRATE PROS' JOHN BLOOD FINALLY CORRALED
AUG 24 (Pittsburgh) - Johnny Blood, rated as one of the outstanding stars of the NFL and who holds its all-time high scoring record, will play quarterback, and direct the plays on the field for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, which will start September 9 at Forbes Field with Cincinnati. Blood, who is really John McNally, former Notre Dame quarterback, was located early yesterday morning by Art Rooney, president of the Pirates, when his ship docked in San Francisco bay from a voyage to the Philippines, he being its purser. Blood left yesterday afternoon for St. Louis by airplane to visit his parents. He will report here Sunday morning and leave in the afternoon with the other members of the party for Mt. Pleasant to start training. His contract was purchased from the Green Bay club at a big price.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - You probably wonder why Duke Millheam, former Notre Dame backfield man, is working out with the Chicago Bears, when some time ago it was announced that he would play with the Packers. He sent a letter to Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Packers stating that he would accept a contract from the Packers at the terms offered, but when he received the contract, he returned it unsigned, saying he had changed his mind. Coach Lambeau could have held him to the agreement by letter, but rather than become involved in a wrangle over a player whose worth is undetermined, he let the Bears have him. Millheam is fast but isn't as tall as Coach Lambeau likes his back - little men weaken a team's pass defense.
CLARK HINKLE RETURNS TO BAY; BEGINS DRILLS
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - Clark Hinkle, veteran Packer fullback, arrived here from his Toronto, Ohio, home, and indulged in a preliminary workout with other members of the Green Bay professional football squad. He looked fit and ready for action. Hinkle was rated one of the league's best backs last year and was an outstanding figure in a somewhat disappointing Packer season. He was one of the most consistent scorers in the circuit.
FORT ATKINSON SQUAD BEGINS GRID PRACTICE
AUG 28 (Fort Atkinson) - The Fort Atkinson Blackhawks started football practice under lights at the City park here last night, dashing through a spirited lumbering up drill as the first step in their annual training grind. Coach S.O. (Sod) Dinkle had 19 candidates working out, preparing for the opening game with the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay on Sept. 9. It is the toughest game ever booked by the Fort Atkinson team and the coach plans to have the men in great shape for the contest. Among the veterans who reported were Moon Molinars, captain of last year's team and a former Wisconsin star, Ralph Mattison, former Davis and Elkins player, Dale Tobias, L. Rupert also of Wisconsin, "Woggy" Ruesh and Les Smith, Carroll, Walter Dahns, Whitewater, and Red Krenning and Gabby Zirath, Fort Atkinson. New men included Chuck Bratton, Mark Catlin, Hal Smith, George Casey and Mickey Bach, Wisconsin, and Tilly Gunness of Milliken. The team will work out three or four nights each week until the September 9 game. After the game with the Packers, it will compete in the State Professional Football league, recently formed.
NORGARD, STANFORD END, BULTMAN SIGN PACKER CONTRACTS
AUG 28 (Green Bay) - A veteran center, a recruit end of considerable promise and a rookie halfback today were added to the 1934 roster of the Green Bay Football corporation. The veteran is Arthur (Red) Bultman, and the newcomers are Al Norgard, giant Stanford university wingman, and Walter (Cyclone) Holmes, Ripon halfback. Norgard comes to Green Bay highly recommended by Ernie Nevers, blond giant of the Chicago Cardinals, who turned in his Chicago uniform to return to Stanford as assistant coach. Nevers believes that the big end has great possibilities in the NFL, and Nordgard appears well equipped to bear out this recommendation....IS 200 POUNDER: The new Packer stands at an even six feet and weighs 200 pounds. He is fast and aggressive, playing three years of varsity football for Stanford without taking a single timeout for injury. Dick Hanley, Northwestern coach, commends him highly. In the poll for the All Star team which will face the Chicago Bears this week, he place just outside the select class, and he is rated certain to keep the average National league tackle plenty busy. Bultman is a Green Bay product, having served his interscholastic time with West High school. Later he entered Marquette and played three years of aggressive football at the center position, captaining the team his senior year. He joined the Brooklyn professional league team for one season after graduation, winning acclaim in eastern sport circles, but joined the Packers for the 1932 gridiron season. He weighs 202 pounds. Holmes was captain of last year's Ripon team and also was a basketball star for the Redmen for three years...MEET WEDNESDAY NIGHT: The committee of businessmen handling the Packers' season ticket sale will meet Wednesday night at Joannes Brothers at 8 p.m. The solicitors have been working overtime since last week's session and President L.H. Joannes of the Football corporation is looking for some encouraging reports. With the opening game against Fort Atkinson only about 10 days off, the ticket salesmen will have their hands full completing their calls so that all tickets can be delivered to the purchasers in time for the initial fray. The Football corporation will open its headquarters in the Columbus club on Sept. 1 and E.A. Spachmann, who handles all tickets, will be ready to make immediate deliveries. An enlarged office force will function during the final week's rush and the ticket headquarters will be open from morning until night. Wednesday night's meeting will get underway at 8 p.m. and all solicitors are urged to be on hand promptly as there are several lists of assignments to be handed out.
CLARK HINKLE SIGNS TO PLAY WITH PACKERS
AUG 29 (Green Bay) - Clark Hinkle, bruising fullback of the Green Bay Packers for the past two seasons, will start his third year with the former national champions when the Packers open fire for the 1934 season. Announcement that Hinkle has signed his contract was made today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. Outstanding among Packers of the post-championship era, Hinkle's return is certain to be regarded by Green Bay fans as a fine omen for the approaching professional football season. Big and tough, Clark has earned a distinctive reputation throughout the National league as one of the circuit's most durable fullbacks...JOINED BAYS IN 1932: Joining the Packers in 1932, Hinkle scored enough points, 19, to tie for 12th place in the National league scoring column. He placed fourth among the Green Bay scorers, finishing behind Johnny Blood, Hank Bruder and Roger Grove. His efforts during that season landed him in a tie for 23rd place on the all-time Packer scoring list. Continuing his brilliant play last season, Hinkle boosted his standing on the all-time list from a 23rd place tie to undisuputed 13th place, which he now occupies. While in a Green Bay uniform, Clark has chalked up six touchdowns, one extra point and two field goals for 43 points. He now rests five points behind Myrt Basin of the 1923-26 era, and is certain to climb further in the permanent list this season...TWELFTH HIGH SCORER: Last season Hinkle tied for 12th in the National league scoring race, nailing three touchdowns and a pair of field goals. One of the features of the Packer season last year was the terrific collision between Hinkle and Bronko Nagurski of the Chicago Bears, which took place at City stadium in the first meeting of the two clubs. Both traveling at top speed, the opposing fullbacks collided head-on, with the result that Nagurski was helped from the field, and was unavailable for service for several weeks. Hinkle did his undergraduate playing at Bucknell university, running wild through the Eastern Intercollegiate conference. Coach Lambeau had his eye on Hinkle for several seasons, and, when he saw the Bucknell star perform in the East-West game at San Francisco in 1931, it didn't take the Packer mentor long to come to terms with the hustling backfielder...27 PLAYERS SIGNED: Hinkle's return to the squad brings the total to 27. There will be a joint meeting of the board of directors and ticket solicitors tonight at Joannes Brothers, 8 p.m., and halfway reports in the sales campaign will be filed. This is one of the most important sessions of the drive and L.H. Joannes, president of the Football corporation, issued a special plea that all directors and committee salesmen be on hand promptly. "We have only 10 days to go before the opening," said President Joannes. "And there is no time to waste. Special lists of 'probably buyers' have been drawn up and we want to hand out these prospects at the meeting tonight."...CALL ON EVERY FAN: "This year we have the largest sales force since our first championship days and the officers of the corporation want to see that every football fan in Green Bay is called on and asked to buy a ticket. We are doing some 'promoting' in the neighboring cities and I am confident that if all the directors and solicitors give us some extra time during the next 10 days the Football corporation will have its best season ticket sale in several years. With the players reporting and a lot of football talk in the air, the time is ripe to complete our campaign in a blaze of glory and I am calling on every Packer fan to help us out, financially and otherwise, because we must have a good 'nest egg' to launch the season or else we are apt to have more than our share of financial worries if we run into a streak of rainy Sundays as we have in the last couple of season."...GET FIRST CHANCE: E.A. Spachmann, who is in charge of the Packers tickets, is working on his reservations and all season ticket holders from other years are being given first chance to purchase their regular ducats. Requests for tickets to individual games are being filled in the order they are received and these envelopes will be filled after the season ticket rush is over with. Packer tickets will be on sale at the usual places about town and in a number of Wisconsin and upper Michigan cities. From the number of ticket request already on hand, the out-of-town interest in the Packers have never been at a higher peak.
MICHALSKE AND ROSE SIGN TO PLAY FOOTBALL
AUG 30 (Green Bay) - Packer fans may add two more veterans to the Green Bay roster, with the news that August (Mike) Michalske, guard, and Alfred Rose, end, have turned in their contracts for 1934. Both men are expected to help stabilize a squad studded with inexperienced men, in what is expected to be one of the most critical seasons in the history of the Green Bay professional team. Michalske will be starting his ninth year in professional football, and his sixth with the Packers, while Rose's 1934 season will be his fourth in the pro gram, and his third with Green Bay. Michalske has left a permanent reputation in the National league. Before he entered the circuit he played three seasons of stellar football at Penn State, winning considerable recognition, and after graduation he joined up with C.C. Pyle's New York Yankees for three season of pro football...CAME TO GREEN BAY: When the Yankees fell apart before the start of the 1929 season, Michalske came to the Packers, immediately winning wide acclaim for his brilliant play. "The Guard of the Century" was the name sportwriters tacked onto him, and he won All-American rating season after season. Mike weighs 210 pounds and during his undergraduate days at Penn State, served as captain of his school's varsity. Al (Bigum) Rose, the lanky end from Texas, will be starting his third year with the Packers. He was considered an outstanding end during his days at the University of Texas, when his flank play was known throughout southern football circles. Upon leaving college, Rose hooked up with the Providence Steam Rollers at the height of their power, and his work soon attracted the attention of Packer officials. Big and powerful, Rose has been a mainstay with the Packers since his arrival in 1932...SQUAD NEARLY COMPLETE: The Packer squad is now almost intact for its 1934 championship campaign.
BUSINESS IS GOOD
AUG 30 (Green Bay) - Continued reports of "better business" were filed at the Packers' season ticket sale meeting Wednesday night at Joannes Brothers and officials of the Football corporation now have great hopes of exceeding the total sales peaks of 1932 and 1933. Some 20 businessmen who have been volunteers in the ticket sales campaign reported during the session. One of the outstanding features of the mid-week gathering was the dearth of listed "turn downs". It seems that nearly everyone who had season tickets last year will again be in line and there is quite a number of newcomers. Two meetings, Wednesday and Friday nights, have been scheduled for next week and directors of the corporation have hopes of completing the drive before the non-league game with Fort Atkinson on Sept. 9, but, if necessary, the salesmen will carry on right up to the eve of the opening National league game here on Sept. 16 with Lud Wray's Philadelphia eleven...TICKET OFFICE OPEN: In order to meet the rush of ticket business, E.A. Spachmann, director of sales, has moved into the Packer headquarters ahead of time and he can be reached on the telephone at Adams 6180. Starting next Tuesday the ticket office will be open all during the day