include about 24,000 seats. When the year opened, the Packers were far from home, being in the act of cleaning up their 1936 schedule in the western part of the country. They appeared before 6,000 at Denver Jan. 2, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 21 to 13, with George Henry Sauer in a starring role. He scored all three of the winners' touchdowns. The Packers found Denver too chilly for their liking and headed on snow-covered roads for sunny California...POTSY CLARK QUITS: Jan. 5 came the news that George (Potsy) Clark, arch-enemy of the Packers for many years, had resigned his post as manager of the Detroit Lions to accept a similar position with Brooklyn. The Packers started working out in San Francisco Jan. 6, when word arrived that Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg was the father of a son at Milwaukee. Mel Hein, Jim Barber and Al Nichelini joined the Salinas Iceberg Packers Jan. 7, and that team battled Green Bay at San Francisco Jan. 10 before 2,500. The Wisconsin pros rolled up a score of 42 to 7, with touchdowns being scored by Paul Miller, Clarke Hinkle, Milt Gantenbein, Wayland Becker, George Svendsen and Bernard Scherer. Jan. 11 Ray Peterson, San Francisco U. halfback, signed a Packer contract. He reported but failed to last out the 1937 season. The Packers walloped the Los Angeles Bulldogs, 49 to 0, at Los Angeles Jan. 17, but winning themselves a movie contract in the process. Bob Monnett and Don Hutson each scored two touchdowns before 12,000 fans as Victor McLaglen and Al Jolson of the movies sat on the Green Bay bench. Jan. 21 the Wisconsin assembly tabled a resolution of praise for the Packers on the grounds that the matter was "too trivial" to merit its attention. The Packers and Chicago Bears fought to a thrilling 20 to 20 deadlock at Los Angeles, Jan. 24. 10,000 fans turning out for the bitter struggle. Arnold Herber's nose was broken during the fracas, which intensified the feeling between the rival teams. Green Bay played its last game on the coast Jan. 31, defeating the Bears at Los Angeles, 17 to 14, on Tiny Engbretsen's 35-yard placekick. Sauer and Joe Laws scored the Packer touchdowns, then the squad immediately repaired to Hollywood to start work on a Pete Smith movie short...MEET AT CHICAGO: Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau flew East Feb. 11 to attend a National league meeting in Chicago, where Cleveland was given a franchise over the bids of Buffalo, Boston and Minneapolis. A schedule was adopted, giving the Packers 11 games; Leland H. Joannes of Green Bay was reelected to the league finance committee; and the Packers were officially named 1936 champions. Dr. W.W. Kelly and Gerald P. Clifford returned from the meeting expressing satisfaction with the manner in which it was conducted. Bill Hewitt was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles Feb. 15 by the Chicago Bears, who thus obtained the draft rights of Harrison (Sam) Francis of Nebraska. News of interest to Green Bay occurred Feb. 22, when Johnny Blood, the old Vagabond Halfback, signed as head coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Blood took Walt Kiesling of the Packers with him as line coach. Carl Mulleneaux, Utah Aggies end, signed with the Packers March 1, but did not report. Lyle Sturgeon, North Dakota State tackle, signed April 1; and then came a volley of signatures - Fred McKenzie of Utah April 23, Darrell Lester of Texas Christian May 11, Averell Daniell of Pittsburgh May 18, Gantenbein June 16, Miller June 17, Herb Banet of Manchester June 18 and Eddie Jankowski of Wisconsin June 24. June 28 the Packer ticket office was opened for business, and July 12 balloting formally opened to select an All Star team as Green Bay's opponents in the Sept. 1 game at Soldier field. Laws and Herman Schneidman signed their contracts July 7. Hinkle's name was on the dotted line July 8, Swede Johnston and Scherer came in July 13. July 18 came the news that Fay (Mule) Wilson, former Packer halfback, had died in Austin,. Tex...SAUER TAKES POST: Contracts now came rolling in - Zud Schammel of Iowa signed July 20, and Frank Butler and Russ Letlow on July 21. July 20 George Sauer announced that he had accepted the position of athletic director and football coach at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, N.H. The Press-Gazette announced an official Northwestern Wisconsin team for the All Star game, and plugged it for the duration of the balloting. The players' poll ended July 25, when the coaches' vote started. Monnett signed his contract July 26, and Lon Evans' signature was obtained July 27. July 28 the official All Star team was announced, with Daniell of the Packers on the first team. Bud Svendsen and Merle Wendt, also on the Packer list, were named to the squad. Goldenberg and Champ Seibold signed their contracts that day. Herber and Hutson, the old poison pass combination, signed up together July 29, Hank Bruder signed July 30, and the two Svendsens, George and Bud, came in to the fold July 31. Officers of the Green Bay Packers, Inc., were reelected at the annual meeting Aug. 2 as follows: Leland H. Joannes, president; Fred C. Leicht, vice-president; Frank J. Jonet, treasurer, and George W. Calhoun, secretary. Coach Lambeau discussed the season's prospects at the meeting. Lambeau announced the signing of Mike Michalske, veteran guard, as assistant coach and player Aug. 9. Ernie Smith signed up Aug. 11, the same day that Walter Bartanen, former Ferris Institute tackle, arrived to try out with the team. Gus Dorais of Detroit university was named coach of the All Stars, polling 1,241,658 votes. Ken Nelson, Illinois end, signed a Packer contract Aug. 13, but never reported. The Packers launched their drill season officially Aug. 14, toiling all that weekend under the hot sun. Only Ernie Smith and McKenzie were missing, and the latter never reported...TRY PUBLICITY GAG: They cooked up a publicity gag in the metropolitan area Aug. 17, when it was announced that the All Stars protested the use of Sauer by the Packers. At a Chicago meeting Aug. 18, Sauer was given the O.K. The Packers held their first secret scrimmage Aug. 20. On the night of Sept. 1, before 84,560 at Soldier field, Chicago, the All Stars defeated the Packers, 6 to 0, for the first professional loss of the young series. A forward pass from Sammy Baugh to Gaynell Tinsley covered 47 yards for the touchdown. Green Bay reached the All Star 3-yard line at one stage in the second period, but the attack flattened out. The game, played in blistering heat, cost the Packers the services of Herber, who went out with a wrenched shoulder. Frank Butler, veteran center, remained in Chicago after the game and was given his release. Paul Miller was called to Yakima, Wash., Sept. 4, by the serious illness of his mother, who subsequently passed on. The opening game of the National league was played Sept. 5, when Johnny Blood ran 92 yards as Pittsburgh defeated Philadelphia, 27 to 14. Sammy Baugh, demon twirler of T.C.U., signed a contract with the Washington Redskins Sept. 7 at a salary of $7,500...OPEN WITH DEFEAT: The Packers opened their league season in dismal fashion Sept. 12, when the Chicago Cardinals cracked out a 14 to 7 decision at City stadium, before 10,000. Touchdowns by George Grosvenor and Bill Smith, plus Bill's two extra kicks, offset a touchdown by Ernie Smith. The Packers outgained the Cards from scrimmage, 246 yards to 119, and made 14 first downs to their five, but lack of an adequate aerial attack cost the victory. Lambeau sent out a hurry call for Ed Smith, the former Boston ace, and Smith arrived by plane Sept. 16. He saw only a few minute of service against the Chicago Bears Sept. 19, when the invaders scuttled the Packers before a record throng of 16,658, 14 to 2. Hutson blocked Francis' punt for a safety in the third period, but Ray Nolting and Jack Manders scored touchdowns, to which Manders added two conversions. The Bays got nine first downs to six for the Bears, and outgained them in total yardage, 176 to 137, but the losers got only 38 yards on the ground. Peter Annen of Green Bay succumbed to a heart attack in the stands during the game...STAGE IS SET: This string of three defeats set the stage for the big blowoff Oct. 3, when another record crowd of 17,553 jammed into City stadium to witness a decisive victory over the Detroit Lions, who were humbled 26 to 6. Touchdowns by Hinkle, Miller, Gantenbein and Monnett, to which were added extra points by Ernie Smith and Hinkle, smothered the Lions, their only touchdown being scored by Earl (Dutch) Clark. Halfbacks Ray Peterson and Ed Smith were released by the Packers Oct. 5. Now the Packers were off under full steam, and at Milwaukee Oct. 10 they hamstrung the Cardinals, 34 to 13, before 17,187. Gantenbein, Hinkle, Jankowski and Scherer piled up the Green Bay touchdowns, Ernie Smith kicked three extra points and Engebretsen one, while Hinkle and Engbretsen booted field goals from the 24 and 27 yard lines respectively. The Cardinals got their points on a touchdown by Tinsley, and another by Pat Coffee to which May added an extra point. Oct. 12 Herb Banet was called home to Fort Wayne, Ind., by his mother's illness, leaving the Packers with a shortage of halfbacks...TRAVEL TO CLEVELAND: The Packers traveled to Cleveland for their next game, and won it Oct. 17, 35 to 10, before 12,000. It was a field day for Don Hutson, who scored three touchdowns, Hinkle and Laws getting the others. Ernie Smith kicked four points, and Jankowski got one. Drake scored Cleveland's touchdown, while Bob Snyder got the extra point and field goal. The victory hoisted the Packers to third place in the Western division. They battered down the Cleveland defenses again Oct. 24 at City stadium, with 8,600 in the stands, winning 35 to 7. Hinkle, Schneidman, Bruder, Laws and Schammel scored touchdowns, and Hinkle kicked five extra points. Drake and Snyder did the Ram scoring. After the game Swede Johnston was loaned to Cleveland. There was a flurry Oct. 26 with the announcement that Zud Schammel had been traded to Brooklyn for Bill Lee. Lee arrived Oct. 27, but Schammel refused to leave, and eventually Averell Daniell left to join the Dodgers...MOST HECTIC GAME: In the most hectic and breathtaking game of the season at Detroit Oct. 31, the Packers scratched out a 14 to 13 victory, after spotting the Lions 13 points in the first half. The game was played before 22,000 gasping fans. Thirteen points in arrears, the Packers shook Jankowski loose on a 34-yard touchdown jaunt, and later shot Hinkle across from the 3-yard line, Ernie Smith carefully placekicking both extra points. On the second to last play of the game Dutch Clark missed a field goal from the 31-yard line as a titanic counter attack failed. Mike Michalske, seriously injured in the game, remained at a Detroit hospital as the Packers returned to Wisconsin. The Packers made it six in a row with another heart-stopping exhibition at Wrigley field Nov. 7, winning 24 to 14 over the Bears. Hutson, Jankowski and Hinkle scored touchdowns, Hinkle, Smith and Engebretsen kicked extra points, and Ernie booted a field goal. Manske and Manders scored for the Bears, Manders adding a pair of points. A capacity crowd of 45,000 witnessed the struggle...SAUER BACK AGAIN: Announcement was made Nov. 12 that Sauer would rejoin the Packers for the final two Eastern games. He won seven of his eight games at New Hampshire for the best record in the university's history. The final Green Bay victory of the season was attained at Milwaukee Nov. 14, when the Packers crushed Philadelphia, 37 to 7, before 15,000 in the bitter cold. Hutson scored two touchdowns, others going to Jankowski, Scherer and Goldenberg. Engbretsen kicked three extra points and Hinkle got four points. Carter counted a touchdown for the Eagles, and Reese converted. All scores except the kicks were made through the air. George Sauer arrived Nov. 15, and the following day the squad left for the East, Nov. 21 the Packers were humbled, 10 to 0, by a fighting New York team at the Polo Grounds as 40,000 fans roared their approval. Poole's touchdown, and an extra point and field goal by Tilly Manton, cooked the Packers' title chances. Buckets Goldenberg, injured in the game, was shipped home to Milwaukee....PLAN BIGGER STADIUM: The Packer corporation announced Nov. 23 that it will add 6,544 more seats to City stadium next year, making a municipal entertainment center at the east end of the field. Coach Lambeau, in Washington, suggested Nov. 24 that a high commissioner of professional football be appointed. The Washington Redskins walloped the Packers at Griffith field Nov. 28, 14 to 6, before 30,000 ringing down the curtain on the Green Bay season. Hutson, Battles and Malone scored touchdowns, and Riley Smith kicked a pair of points. Eddie Jankowski, seriously injured, was taken to a Washington hospital, where he was visited Dec. 4 by Vice-President John N. Garner and Senator F. Ryan Duffy. The Packers returned on a bitterly cold night Nov. 29, to be met by a faithful and cheering band of 1,000 fans at the station, and taken by police escort to their hotels. Washington won the Eastern championship Dec. 5 at the Polo Grounds, smothering the Giants under a 49 to 14 score before 58,000, including 7,000 from Washington...14 BAYS SCORE: Fourteen Packers scored during the season, with Hinkle and Hutson making big gains on the all-time scoring list. Verne Lewellen still holds top position with 301 points, Johnny Blood is second with 224, Hinkle third with 175, and Hutson fourth with 145. Green Bay led all teams in scoring, with 220 points, and topped with ground gainers with 3,201 yards. At a league meeting in Chicago Dec. 11, Coach Lambeau drafted 10 outstanding athletes for the Packers, including Cecil Isbell of Purdue, Paul Schreyer of the same school, Andy Uram of Minnesota and Chuck Sweeney of Notre Dame. Sammy Baugh passed and ran the Redskins to the league championship at Wrigley field Dec. 12, defeating the Bears 28 to 21 before 15,878. The United Pres all-pro team, announced Dec. 14, has Dutch Clark, Baugh, Manders and Hinkle in the backfield, and placed Lon Evans of the Packers at a guard position. The official all-league team, announced the next day, has Clark, Baugh, Danowski and Hinkle as backs, and also included Evans. Hutson, Ernie Smith and Gantenbein were on the second team. Hutson set a new league record for pass reception during 1937, catching 41. His previous record was 34.
BOOM GANTENBEIN FOR PENN GRID POST
JAN 7 (Philadelphia) - Strong backing was being developed today for Milt Gantenbein, star end of the Green Bay Packers, for the post of head coach of football at the University of Pennsylvania. Harvey Harman, the former incumbent quit two weeks ago after a disastrous season and differences with alumni factors. The job pays $7,500 a year. Writing in the Philadelphia Bulletin today, Sports Editor C.T. Peterman, who is a Penn alumnus, suggested the university authorities might find the man they were seeking in the pro football ranks. Peterman then nominated Gantenbein for the post. It is believed that Peterman is sounding out opinion here and seeking to determine the reaction of Penn alumni. He wrote in part: "Take Milt Gantenbein, who this year was one of the four best ends in the league, as example. Still a powerhouse in the Green Bay Packers' line, he retired this fall to accept a coaching position in a Wisconsin high school. If Cal Hubbard, who played next to Milt for years and is today one of the better American league baseball umpires, knows anything. Milt Gantenbein could coach football at any college and bring the grads and students alike cheering to their feet."...Gantenbein, who recently was married, has been believed headed for a position of athletic director and coach at Antigo High school. He has not announced his plans.
SVENDSEN TAKEN OUT OF PLAY AS CASH BOX LOSES
JAN 15 (Green Bay) - George Svendsen, Packer center, was the victim of a "sideline offense" last night when his Shell filling station, Howard street and Broadway, was broken into and the cash drawer thrown for a loss of between $40 and $50. The burglars executed a successful reverse, and eluded the defense. Svendsen is looking to the officials to impose a suitable penalty.
PLAN GRID MEETING
JAN 18 (Columbus, OH) - The annual meeting of the NFL will be held at the Ritz-Carleton hotel, Philadelphia, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19 and 20, President Joe F. Carr announced today. The 1938 schedule will be drawn up at that time.
PACKERS SIGN 246-POUND TACKLE OF CATHOLIC U
JAN 18 (Green Bay) - Leo Katalinas, 246-pound tackle of Catholic university, Washington, D.C., a lineman who has overlooked by the National league draft but wasn't by the Packers, has signed a Green Bay contract for 1938, Coach E.L. Lambeau announced today. Katalinas comes to the Packers on the strong recommendation of Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith, who saw him in action when the Packers were at Washington...RUNS LIKE END: "He runs like an end," commented Smith, "and he's just as big and tough as a tackle can be." Lambeau hasn't seen Katalinas personally, but there are several points above the big fellow which meet with the coach's approval. He will not be 21 years old until next spring, and his height is six feet three inches. He is of Lithuanian extraction, a race which has produced a number of prominent football players...LIKES HIS BOXING: Katalinas is a boxer of some note, and is considering a professional ring career. He has been prominent in Eastern intercollegiate ring circles for three varsity seasons. His gridiron work is highly recommended by his coach, Dutch Bergman. His contract is the second to be received by the Packers for next season, the other being that of Dick Weisgerber, Williamette university fullback. Lambeau does not plan to mail out contracts to old players for several weeks, he said today.
VETERAN GRID GUARD SIGNED
JAN 20 (Green Bay) - The signing of a veteran professional football guard by the Green Bay Packers was announced today by Coach E.L. Lambeau. He is Tom (Potsy) Jones, formerly of the New York Giants, who weighs 230 pounds and was a teammate of Clarke Hinkle in one of Bucknell university's greatest lines. Jones is 28 years old and stands 5 feet 11 inches in height. Because of his exceptionally powerful build, he is a hard man to move on the gridiron, and the Packers, in their clashes with the Giants, always have had trouble moving him out of the way...STARRED ON COAST: After graduating from Bucknell - he starred in the East-West game on the coast during his senior year - Jones signed up with New York, where he played for five seasons. Last year he performed with Paterson, N.J., in the American association, being named all-league guard. Jones was named on the second all-pro elevens of the National league in 1934 and 1935. He is a native of Llewellyn, Pa., being of Welsh stock...POPULAR WITH HINKLE: Hinkle always has raved about Jones as a guard, and now the powerful Bucknell fullback will have a chance to play again with his former teammate. During the summer months Jones is an umpire in the Piedmont Baseball league. The signing of Jones brings three candidate Packers into the fold for 1938.
PHIL RAGAZZO JOINS PACKERS
JAN 29 (Cleveland) - Phil Ragazzo, Niles, O., who finished his college football career last season as a tackle at Western Reserve university, said last night he had signed a two-year contract with the Green Bay Packers. Ragazzo said he planned to finance his study at Western Reserve law school with his income as a pro player...Coach E.L. Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers said today that Ragazzo's signed contract arrived in the mail this morning, and expressed his pleasure at the fact that the Western Reserve tackle has decided to cast his lot with Green Bay. "Ragazzo is a pepper box type of player," Lambeau said. "He weighs about 205 pounds, and although he has played tackle, we will probably use him at guard."
HUTSON STARS AGAINST BEARS
JAN 31 (New Orleans) - The Chicago Bears, champions of the Western section of the NFL, trounced a team designated as the Southern All Stars, 41 to 20, in a charity game Sunday. Net proceeds went to the President's birthday fund for the national foundation for infantile paralysis. About 7,000 fans saw the Bears outpass and outrun the southern college player in an exhibition of wide-open football. The All Stars relied almost entirely on passes and laterals to score, with Gaynell Tinsley, Don Hutson, Pat Coffee, Rock Reed, Slick Morton and Al Lind in the starring roles...BEHIND HIS BACK: John Doehring, sensational southpaw passer for the Bears, flipped one behind his back to Lester McDonald for 25 yards and the pro team's final touchdown as the Bears made a show of the game. Sam Francis scored twice for the Bears, with other touchdowns made by Buivid, McDonald and Nolting. Tinsley, Lind and Hutson scored for the All Stars.
PACKERS SIGN BLUEJAY END
FEB 5 (Green Bay) - Fred Borak, a six-foot-one, 210 pound end from Creighton university, Omaha, Neb.., is the fifth member of the 1938 Green Bay Packer squad to sign his contract, according to announcement made by Coach E.L. Lambeau today. The new Packer wingman, who played his scholastic football at Kenosha high, has been a consistent performer in Missouri Valley conference football for three years, and comes here highly recommended as just the type of a gridder to be right at home in the postgraduate game...RECOMMENDED BY SCHWARTZ: Marchmont Schwartz, former Notre Dame backfield star, who coaches at Creighton, highly recommended Borak to Lambeau and incidentally expressed surprise that his stellar end had not been picked in he National league draft. According to Schwartz, Borak is adept at handling the forward pass and also can rifle a bullet-like lateral. Borak is a member of the Creighton basketball squad and his caging experience has made him all the more valuable in open football...75 YARDS FOR TOUCHDOWN: Borak made the headlines during his sophomore year at Creighton in the game against Drake. Creighton was trailing 6 to 0 and Drake was again in scoring territory. A pass was attempted but Floyd King, Creighton back, intercepted and tossed a lateral to Borak who streaked down the sidelines 75 yards for a touchdown to even the count. Coach Lambeau leaves this weekend for Lafayette, Ind., Cincinnati and Columbus, O., on football business. Some important announcements can be expected on his return. The Packer management is waiting contracts from a number of players and any mail may bring in several of these signatures.
JANKOWSKI BACK TO FINISH WORK
FEB 8 (Madison) - Eddie Jankowski, fullback of the Green Bay Packers, has returned to the University of Wisconsin to complete a course in physical education. He expects to obtain a degree in June.