through a chain of more than 100 newspapers throughout the country. Interest in this year's game reached a new peak with an avalanche of 3,400,000 votes being cast as against 800,000 last year. In addition to the above two games, there will be a contest between the Chicago Bears and another all-star college group at Dallas on Labor day, Sept. 7, as part of the Texas Centennial. Many of last year's college stars who will perform in these games against the NFL teams will report to the various pro camps after the all-star games.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
AUG 11 (Green Bay) - This is the week always awaited by Green Bay football fans, when bulky, oversized figures begin to crop out on the streets, and are identified, even though they are as yet unknown, as "the new Packers". With the first official practice set for next Monday, members of the squad who are not already here are beginning to move toward Wisconsin, and some of them come from far places. Tar Schwammel was scheduled to leave his California home yesterday, driving east, and from the other end of the continent will come Richard (Red) Smith, the new Packer assistant coach, who is managing the Fieldale, Va. baseball club but will drop the assignment in time to report with the Packers. Smith probably could still make a few yards through a fast line, and his presence is expected to be of great value to the team...They say that much of the strength of the Chicago Bears' line this season will depend upon Joe Stydahar, young left tackle. If he comes through, the Bruins are going to be as tough and as rough as ever...Coach Paul Schissler of Brooklyn is crying for help. The two Alabama ends upon whom he was counting, Bryant and Walker, both have decided to coach, and the Dodgers are going to be in bad shape for capable wingman..Hern Meister, giant St. Mary's university tackle whom the Packers were hoping to land, has decided to accept an offer as line coach at St. Mary's. He played against the Packers in the Knights of Columbus game at San Francisco last winter, and looked great...Don't be too sure Jay Berwanger, Chicago's great back, won't play pro football, despite his announced intention of coaching.
ERNIE SMITH IS LATEST PACKER TO SIGN AGAIN
AUG 12 (Green Bay) - Ernie Smith, former all-America left tackle of the University of Southern California, who made good as a freshman in professional football last season, will return to the Green Bay Packers this fall, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. The receipt of Smith's contract for the coming year sets at rest reports that the giant lineman would not play his second year of pro ball, but would continue in active charge of his insurance trust work in Los Angeles. Standing 6 feet 2 inches and weighing 234 pounds, Smith is one of the Packer veterans upon whom Coach Lambeau will place much responsibility this fall. With Cal Hubbard definitely out of the pro picture, and continuing his work as American baseball league umpire, Lambeau feared that Smith's failure to return would handicap the Green Bay situation as regarded the left tackle position...SEE STRONG LINE: Smith will return, however, and if just one of the left tackle prospects reporting for the first time comes through, the Packers will have a line the equal of any in the NFL. Behind this line will be a backfield admittedly the biggest and toughest in the circuit. Smith is married, and started for three years at U.S.C. before entering the professional ranks. He was a slow starter last year, and for a time it was feared he might not be heading for a permanent Packer berth. He responded with a terrific display of football in the closing half of the race, when he stood out as one of the best tackles in the league, and at the end of the season it was the unanimous wish of Packer fans that he return for his second tour of duty...LANDED ON FUMBLE: Folks who saw the historic Packer-Bear battle in Chicago last season remember one act of Smith's as a factor which helped swing the tide of battle toward the Bays. With the Packers trailing 14 to 10, and less than a minute to play remaining, Ernie landed on Bernie Masterson's fumble in vulnerable territory and a moment later speedy Don Hutson was skipping over the goal line with the winning touchdown.
LAUNCH TICKET DRIVE FRIDAY
AUG 13 (Green Bay) - The Packers' season ticket campaign will be launched Friday night at a meeting at Joannes Bros. company, where the football corporation officers, board of directors and volunteer solicitors will go into a huddle before starting a drive which, it is hopes, will break all records for football in Green Bay. Veteran ticket sales campaigners think the Packers, Inc., have picked an opportune moment to launch the drive as the fans are all enthused over the great squad of players Coach E.L. Lambeau has rounded up to represent Green Bay in the NFL championship race. With the team practice getting underway next Monday, there will be an additional football tinge in the air and this should increase the urge for Packer followers to go to the limit in supporting their team in a financial way...STATEMENT BY JOANNES: Speaking of Friday night's meeting, President L.H. Joannes of the football corporation: "This year we are starting our season ticket sales campaign a bit later than in other years, but we hope that the short, snappy drive will produce even better results. With only about three weeks before the non-league opening game, there is a big job ahead of the Packer officers, directors and volunteer solicitors to reach everybody who is in the 'market' for a season ticket. However, our ticket office in the American Legion building will be open Monday and we will make every attempt to cover, not only Green Bay, but the neighboring communities as well. A banner ticket sale is essential for a successful financial season. The football corporation in a way has to chart its course on the returns of the season tickets as this fund helps to serve as a nest egg for monetary reversals that always unexpectedly crop out during a professional football schedule."...ANOTHER GREAT TEAM: "We have the material for another great football team and I feel confident that under Coach Lambeau's capable direction the Packers will make a determined bid for the national championship. A good start is half the battle, and if we go over the top in our season ticket campaign, I am certain that the team will take care of itself and come through with flying colors. Our home schedule calls for games with the Chicago Cardinals and Bears, the Boston Redskins and Detroit Lions, national champions, four of the outstanding teams on the postgraduate gridiron. The ticket prices have been so graded to reach everybody's pocketbook, with the expectation that we will sell more of these season books then ever before in Packer history."...EARLY MAIL ORDERS: E.A. Spachmann, who will handle the Packer ticket sales, reports that any number of mail orders have been received from local and out-of-town fans and that many requests for the individual game tickets have been coming. These will be filled in the order of their receipt soon after the ticket office force gets its desks cleared off. The "Boost the Packers" program, which is being handled by President Joannes, is meeting with a good response from contributing advertisers. There is still considerable space available and President Joannes will be glad to hear from any firm or individual who wants to be placed on the "honor roll". The success of this program is another important link in the Packers' financial rating. There is a lot of hustle in the other Packer departments as the training season approaches. Trainer Dave Woodward already is at work on some of the gridders who have been loosening up in preliminary workouts while Property Manager Bud Jorgensen, starting his twelfth year with Coach Lambeau's club, is checking over the equipment and getting his togs set for the strenuous days ahead...BUILDING FIELD HOUSE: Work on the field house at the City stadium is being rushed. Contractor J.C. Basten hopes to have the training quarters under the grandstand on the south side of the field about ready for occupation next week. Shower baths, rubbing tables, locker rooms and other paraphernalia will be included in the new plant. H.J. Bero, chairman of the football corporation's grounds committee, has served second notice that all bids for concessions at the Packer games here must be filled with him at City Hall on or before Aug. 20. Any bids which are not accompanied by a certified check to the amount of the offer will not be considered by the football corporation. The Packer Legion police will meet at the Legion building next Wednesday evening at 7:30. All veterans planning to seek work at the home games this fall must be present.