AUG 22 (Green Bay) - They may not be ready for Cleveland just yet, but the material is there, and it won't take Coach Curly Lambeau much longer to build it into a football machine that appears to have definite championship possibilities. Many months ago when retirement talk was rife and the disappointing finish of last season still left a taste akin to bitterness, the wolves began to clear their throats for a good, long howl. The coach has heard similar rumblings before. He took it in stride and said: "Don't sell the 1938 Packers short for the league chgampionship...It may not be the strongest team ever to represent Green Bay, but it will be right up there in the thick of the championship battle."..THOUSANDS ATTEND DRILL: More than 30 players were on hand for the opening formal drill Saturday, and a couple extra candidates showed Sunday. And about 3,000 fans - men, women and children of all ages, right down to babies in arms - were out at the practice field behind East high school yesterday to see one of the snappiest, most spirited squads ever to gather here for the early sessions. The result was satisfaction and approval registered by everyone from Packer corporation officials to the smallest boys who sat along the edges of the field. Tom Jones, former Bucknell and New York Giants guard, and Frank Borak, end from Creighton, were yesterday's new arrivals at practice. Jones has been umpiring baseball in the Piedmont league in the south, and Borak has been in an army reserve training near Omaha. Both reached Green Bay Saturday night. Sunday evening brought Don Hutson and Bill Lee, veteran end and tackle respectively, from Alabama. They came to Green Bay by automobile together...ALL STARS MISSING: Still to come are the six college all star players. Martin Schreyer, tackle, and Cecil Isbell, back, both of Purdue, and Andy Uram, back, of Minnesota, are at Evanston training for the game against the Washington Redskins. Bill Smith, end, of Catholic U.; and John Lock, back, of Fordham, are members of an eastern team that will oppose the Philadelphia Eagles. Everyone else is on deck, and most of the boys appear to be in good condition and close to playing weight. Early drills have included calisthenics, signal practice on plays, dummy scrimmage, passing, punting and wind sprints under the direction of Lambeau and Richard (Red) Smith, his assistant...VETERANS ARE LIVELY: From the sidelines at this point, the years seem to have taken little from playing zest and condition of the older boys. Clarke Hinkle, professional football's greatest back, Buckets Goldenberg, rarin' to go at right guard, Bob Monnett, passing accurately from his left halfback post, Russ Letlow, looking more rugged than ever at left guard, Swede Johnston, trying things at blocking back this year, and the others familiar to Packer fans all are working as hard as any rookie. Paul Miller, at 182, is almost 30 pounds heavier than when he reported for the first time in 1936. Frank Butler, out for a year after the All Star game last season, has returned to help fill the tackle holes left by the absence of Ernie Smith and Lou Gordon. Sunday Frank worked on the right side of the line in Gordon's old spot. Lyle Sturgeon is another veteran who tried that side over the weekend, although he also used on the left. Red Chapman, new man from Tulsa, relieved Sturgeon...BACK AT TACKLE: Big Champ Seibold, who understudied Ernie Smith for three seasons and preceded him in Packer service, was back at his regular position, and Buford Ray, Vanderbilt giant rookie, worked out at left tackle on another eleven. Ray, Carl Mulleneaux, end from Utah, Nick Miketinac, guard from St. Norbert, and Dick Weisgerber, fullback from Wisconsin, have Coaches Lambeau and Smith smiling already. They are four of the most promising freshmen to report, although many of the others haven't had much chance to exhibit their wares as yet. Mulleneaux is being tried at right end, and with some coaching from Milt Gantenbein, who is in a class by himself when it comes to right end play in Packer style, probably will fit right into the Lambeau system. Gantenbein himself and the veteran Wayland Becker also were right ends in signal drill and dummy scrimmage. Bernard Scherer, veteran of two seasons, Ed Brett, obtained from Pittsburgh, and Borak played at the left wing posts...LOTS OF ATTENTION: Miketinac is getting a lot of attention at right guard and looks like the type of lad who will provide valuable relief for Goldenberg. Jones and Frank Barnhart, highly recommended from Greeley State, were others inserted into the lineups at right guard. Flanking center on the left side were Letlow and Tiny Engebretsen. The return of Darrell Lester to the lineup at center has the coaches breathing easier, and Ookie Miller, a prize package from the Chicago Bears via the Cleveland Rams, has all the appearance of a natural at the position, and a record to back it up. Of the new men, Richard Anderson of Iowa looks like a good pro bet, although like Zeke Hunt of Bradley Tech and Roy Schoemann of Marquette he still has to stand the test of his first actual post-graduate scrimmage. That probably will come Wednesday morning...WORKS WITH STARS: Weisgerber punted, passed and ran from the fullback position, 
AUG 23 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, who have been practicing before interested throngs for more than a week, closed the doors to the public today as Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered secret drills for his NFL squad. The public will not get another chances to see the team until the night of Friday, Sept. 2, when the Packers will stage a full length intra-squad contests at City stadium. Labor day, Sept. 5, they will play an exhibition contest at Ironwood, Mich., against the Cedar Rapids Crushers, and Sunday, Sept. 11, they will open their league schedule against the Cleveland Rams here. For the present, Lambeau plans no changes in his squad personnel, as he wishes to witness the performance of each athlete under fire. Thus far, he has been impressed with the facility with which the new men have caught onto the Packer system and its signals. "We want to keep our formations and style of defense a secret from everyone," he said, and so will practice behind the fence from now on. Police protection will be provided, he added, to assure the secrecy of the drills. The squad met at Hotel Northland last night for a skull drill, at which time several new plays were added and all assignments were checked over. A number of the men, as is Coach Lambeau, are planning to attend the fifth annual All Star game at Chicago a week from tomorrow night...HAVE ROUGH WEEK: The first rough work was given the men yesterday and today, and scrimmage will be ordered for later in the week, probably Thursday and Saturday, although the session will go ahead Wednesday if the men appear to be ready for it. Lambeau said the passing and punting were OK for this early in the season. The team tried out its new blocking dummies yesterday, when players donned their pads for the first time. There also was a stretch of open field running, with almost all the backs taking their turns carrying the ball. Joe Laws, veteran right halfback, starred during the drill. Dick Weisgerber, Williamette fullback, is also beginning to shape up as a talented ball lugger and Lambeau is anxious to see him working under the hear. The coach is stressing all the way through that the Cleveland contest Sept. 11 is likely to be one of the most trying on the Packer schedule. The Rams have rebuilt completely since last fall, and have added some of the best known players in collegiate football, including Joe Routt of the Texas Aggies and Corby Davis of Indiana. The Packer squad will be increased before the first league game by six men now working with All Star elevens. They are Marty Schreyer, tackle; Andy Uram, halfback; and Cecil Isbell, halfback, all with the Western All Stars - and John Lock, fullback; Leo Katalinas, tackle; and Bill Smith, end, all with the Eastern All Stars.
AUG 24 (Green Bay) - Chas in excess of $150, together with checks, keys and personal belongings, were lost in four sneak thefts reported to police yesterday. Richard "Red" Smith, assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers, lost his purse containing $60 in cash, a Packer check, and a notebook with some valuable data from the dressing room at the Packer stadium. The thieves took his trousers as well.
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - Having taken their opening bows before interested crowds of spectators, tried out their uniforms before photographers, and in general steamed up preliminary chatter in the professional football picture, the Green Bay Packers yesterday ducked behind closed gates to settle down to the drudgery of gridiron practice. There are a thousand things which must be discussed and attempted by a large squad and its coaches, and Coach E.L. Lambeau has decided to do them without benefit of an audience. A few folks were peeping around the edges of the fence yesterday, but most of them were shooed away as the Packers worked on offensive plays, through the line, around end and over the top....BACKS GIVEN WORK: They started with routine offensive assignments, the backfield getting the most work including Pete Tinsley and Herman Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett and Dick Beauregard at left halfback, Joe Laws and Arnold Herber at right half, and Eddie Jankowski and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. Dick Weisgerber also came in for some attention at the latter post. Early trends may be buried in the routine of beginning drills, but a fair guess would indicate that the Packers will place increased emphasis upon speed this season. Several of the plays depend upon rapid-fire ball handling and precision, suggesting that Coach Lambeau has decided to gear up his running and blocking backs to a new speed standard...PLENTY OF LIFE: The Packers ripped through the workout displaying the same fire and pep which has characterized all their practice periods to date. They are smoked up 50 percent higher than they were at the same time last summer, when they were preparing for the All Stars. They will meet each other in an intra-squad game at City stadium Friday night, Sept. 2; they will travel to Ironwood, Mich., to engage the Cedar Rapids Crushers Monday, Sept. 5; and they'll open their NFL season here Sunday, Sept. 11, against the Cleveland Rams...MISS THE MARK: The Packer passers weren't hitting the mark at all yesterday, their tosses displaying the usual early season erratic courses, and several times when the flips were in the right spot, the intended receivers dropped them. No one was the least bit worried about that angle, as it always takes a few days for the aerialists to file down their sights. Herber, Bob Monnett and Paul Miller did the bulk of the passing, with Joe Laws chipping in for a few. It was a hot day, the temperature being alleviated by a good breeze, and when Coach Lambeau called a 10-minute rest period, the men leaped for the water spray, manipulated by trainer Dave Woodward. They returned to dummy scrimmage, and suddenly out of the maze of signals leaped the old familiar Herber to Hutson, down the alley forward pass. Herber 
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - There probably won't be any changes in the Green Bay Packers personnel until the arrival of the six men who are appearing with Western and Eastern All Star elevens in exhibition games against National league opposition. Art Buck, the Carroll college quarterback who has been working for a place on the Green Bay squad, reported yesterday to talk things over with Coach Curly Lambeau, but he wound up by turning in his uniform and heading back to Waukesha. Buck faced a tough decision. He looked good with the Packers; good enough, probably, to have received a playing contract within a week or so. He did some fancy passing, was one of the fastest men on the squad, appeared tough, smart and heavy. But he weighed only 172 pounds, and when his college offered him an assistant coaching spot with the Pioneers for the fall, he was tempted mightily to take it. Buck looks frail, but he isn't. Remember Paul Miller fooled the folks when he hopped off that train from South Dakota. Buck was good for 60 minutes in any college game, and as a 440 man and half miler with the Carroll track team he was one of the swiftest men in Midwestern football. He'd have made considerable more money playing with the Packers this fall than he will coaching at Carroll. So Art thought it over at length, and decided to cast his lot with the coaching profession. He'll be working under Coach Johnny Breen with the Pioneer gridmen this fall, and will be seen in that capacity when Carroll braces for an invasion by St. Norbert...A few pickups from the pro football picture: More than half of the 20 players picked on the prominent All-America teams last fall now are making bids with NFL squads. 12 are trying to make the professional grade, three are still in school, and the remaining five either are coaching or in business...Doug Locke, former St. Mary's of Texas back, is the smallest player ever to try for a berth in pro football. The 136-pounder is making his bid in the camp of the New York Giants and probably will make the grade...When Sammy Baugh flew to Washington to join the Redskins, his plane arrived just before that carrying Doug Corrigan, and he was mobbed by the crowd....A bellhop interceded with Art Rooney to give his friend a trial with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and that's how Bill Davidson, the Pirates' best quarterback last fall, got his chance in the National league...The Redskins will have two southpaw passers to help out Baugh this fall...Roy Campbell, Western Maryland, and Jim Abbitt, Elon, both throw left-handed and both completed passes over 50 yards in the air last fall...Drew Ellis, former Texas Christian tackle, who weighs 214 pounds, is the smallest tackle on the Philadelphia Eagles' squad, but he's holding down a first string position...The Brooklyn football Dodgers will have the only player without college experience in pro football...Robert Campbell, back from Euclid, Ohio, got his grid experience in the United States Army.
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - In a surprise move, occurring 24 hours ahead of the announced schedule, Coach E.L. Lambeau ordered the Green Bay Packers through an hour's scrimmage yesterday, for the first time this season. The men, divided into two teams, with frequent substitutions in order, battled each other back and forth for nearly an hour. All of the players participated except Carl Mulleneaux, end, who had a slight hip bruise and relaxed during the heavy work. The Packers showed up better at the rough stuff they did during dummy scrimmage the preceding day. They cuffed and clawed at each other for the entire period, and out of the struggle came some good news for Green Bay football fans. For one thing - if Packer boosters have been losing sleep during the last winter worrying about Arnold Herber's right arm, injured in the 1937 All Star game, they can turn over right now and get a good night's rest. Herber rained passes all over the field during the practice session, and the timing was vastly improved over Tuesday's aerial display, with several of the backs and ends grabbing off some spectacular catches...NEW MEN GOOD: And another thing - some of the new men are likely to earn preference positions in the Green Bay lineup a lot sooner than fans anticipate, if their work at the starting scrimmage is any criterion. Baby Ray, gigantic Vanderbilt tackle, and Tom Jones, veteran Bucknell guard, drew repeated praise of the coaches for their work on defense and while the blocking of many of the players had not been sharpened to midseason form, there was plenty to crow about on offense. At the start of the period a group was sent outside the practice field for work on punting and receiving. The kickers were Swede Johnston, Herber, Dick Weisgerber, Clarke Hinkle and Pete Tinsley, while on the receiving line were Eddie Jankowski, Paul Miller, Dick Beauregard, Joe Laws and Herman Schneidman. Darrell Lester did the centering for the punters...SHAKE MONNETT LOOSE: The rest of the team worked out plays inside the fence, their object appearing to be to shake elusive little Bobby Monnett loose on a variety of ground-gaining maneuvers. Monnett was the only back used for a time, and starting with him on the offensive side of the scrimmage line were Wayland Becker and Fred Borak at ends, Champ Seibold and Frank Butler at tackles, Buckets Goldenberg and Frank Barnhart at guards, and Ookie Miller at center. This crew had a world of trouble denting a defensive line which at times displayed rockbound tenacity. It included Bernie Scherer and Milt Gantenbein at the wings, Bill Lee and Ray at tackles, Nick Miketinac and Jones at guards, in the six-man setup. A theoretical center backed up the line...BREAK UP PLAYS: Several times Monnett dodged through and broke in the clear, but on a number of occasions the defenders smashed through and broke up the plays, Jones and Ray being particularly effective. While this was going on, the kickers moved inside the park and tried filing their sighs on the goal posts, the same group attempting both extra point boots and placements, finally winding up by trying kickoffs. They clicked at the posts with deadly accuracy. At one point Paul Miller chirped up to bet Hinkle a cigar on a 30-yard kick, and Hinkle promptly split the poles to win the wager...CHANGES IN LINEUPS: There were numerous changes in the dummy scrimmage lineups, the offensive team eventually including Eddie Brett and Borak at ends, Lyle Sturgeon and Les Chapman at tackles, Barnhart and Tiny Engebretsen at guards and Bunny Schoemann at center. Schoemann turned in some sharp blocking, among others. The offense dug in and shook Monnett loose a few times. Fifteen minutes were spent on punt formation work, with one team drilling on protection for its kickers, and another trying to punch through and block the attempts. Herber did the booting at first, getting off several kicks, although he was hurried on most of them. Lee almost blocked one punt, and a moment later Gantenbein slid through to smear the kicker. Scherer and Seibold also came close to blocking punts. Paul Miller, Weisgerber and Johnston were the protective backs for Herber, and when Hinkle took over the assignment. Laws, Monnett and Tinsley tried holding 'em out...MILT BROKE THROUGH: Zeke Hunt, Bradley Tech center, was used on the defensive team at that position. Later Tinsley and Weisgerber alternated punting with Beauregard, Schneidman and Jankowski the other three backs. Gantenbein came in with extreme speed on several occurrences. Then Coach Lambeau ordered the scrimmage. His first offensive team had Hutson and Gantenbein at the ends, Seibold and Lee at tackles, Russ Letlow and Goldenberg at guards, Ookie Miller at center, Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Paul Miller and Herber at halfbacks and Hinkle at full. This eleven opposed a defensive group including Wayland Becker and Fred Borak at ends, Ray and Frank Butler at tackles, Barnhart and Jones at guards, Schoemann at center, Johnston at quarter, Laws and Monnett at halves and Jankowski at full...BREAK INTO CLEAR: On the first scrimmage play of the season, despite a defensive offside, the man with the ball shook Hinkle loose on a wide slice off left tackle, and he broke into the clear, heading for an apparent touchdown. The Packers mussed up a pass play on the second try, Herber hitting Gantenbein on the head, but the third play was executed perfectly, Herber firing a hot one to Hutson, who speared it on the dead run in the flat zone for a 12-yard gain. The plays rolled along, as Coach Lambeau made frequent substitutions in both personnels. Herber hit Gantenbein, Hinkle and Hutson for successive pass gains...PASS IS BLOCKED: Borak came through fast on several occasions to spoil pass attempts, and Brett also blocked one of Herber's tosses. Presently the teams reversed sides. Brett started off the new trend by spearing a long, and then a short pass from Monnett, looking hot on both catches. Laws also snagged a long toss from Monnett, running in fast from the right side of the field to make the catch. Later Frank Butler smothered Laws on a pass play. The practice ended with a routine signal drill.
AUG 25 (Green Bay) - With a fine improved stadium at their disposal, and four outstanding home games booked for their approval, Green Bay Packer fans are losing no time lining up their ticket reservations for the 1938 season, Sales Director E.A. (Spike) Spachmann announced today. Spachmann said that the deadline for 1937 seat holders to make their reservations will be Sept. 1. After that date seats won't be held, but will be offered for general sale. At present the four center sections in the south stands, including 2,200 seats, are about 75 percent sold, which means that if Green Bay fans want good seats between the 30-yard line, they had better move rapidly. Many reservations for season tickets already have been received from out of town...WIDE PRICE RANGE: Prices for the season seats at $4, $5, $6, $7 and $10, and purchasers can save one dollar by obtaining their reservations in advance, as the ante will upped 50 cents for single tickets to the Chicago Bear and Detroit Lion games. Season tickets will be out in the mail well in advance of the first game, many having been sent already. Those who do not receive their tickets by mail may pick them up at the Legion building headquarters. A new and more satisfactory arrangement will be made this fall at the ticket booths, with eight windows in service, and each marked distinctly by price and sections. Additional turnstiles also have been added to accommodate the crowd...SOLD AT EAST END: All tickets in the new east horseshoe stands will be sold at the east end of the stadium; boys' tickets will be sold on the north side; south and main stand, and west stand seats at the main booth. New broadcasting, press and public address accommodations have been made at the top of the south stands, the p.a. system now being controlled entirely from the new booth. All stadium seats have been painted green, with red trimmings, and the clock and scoreboard have been moved atop the east stands, and placed on three poles. Additional toilet facilities, and building of a special section for youngsters, were other changes in the 1937 setup.
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - One week from tonight, the Green Bay Packers will make their first competitive appearance of the 1938 football season, and there are a thousand things to be done in the intervening time, Coach E.L. Lambeau made clear to his players following another intensive scrimmage session, second of the year, yesterday. An intra-squad game, with players divided into two teams, will be conducted at City stadium Friday evening, Sept. 2, and three days later the Packers will be transported to Ironwood, Mich., to meet the Cedar Rapids Crushers in an exhibition game. These combats will be preliminary to the opening of the NFL season here Sunday, Sept. 11, with the Cleveland Rams as opposition. With the veteran players rounding into shape satisfactorily, the attention of coaches in yesterday's scrimmage was directed principally at the new material, most of which looked good enough to bring favorable comments from Lambeau. "We found out lots of things," he said. "We found that we have plenty to work on, and that we are a long way from game time and the goal we are trying to attain. The backfield is slower than it should be, and the deception is lacking, although no more so than can be expected at the second scrimmage of the season. It takes time for the men to come up with classy ball handling."...ATTITUDE IS O.K.: "But the players are all working hard and fighting hard, and if they maintain their present attitude, the coming week should see some vast improvements." Lambeau was undecided as to whether he would order another scrimmage for tomorrow. Several of the Packers were shaken up in the first rough workouts and yesterday Carl Mulleneaux, end, and Zeke Hunt were excused from scrimmage, and Les Chapman, tackle, didn't see much service. During the drill Frank Butler, tackle, was knocked out bur resumed play, and Baby Ray bumped a calf and bounded under protest. Outstanding in the scrimmage were Fred Borak, husky Creighton end; Tom Jones, guard who has been thoroughly tested in the pro gridiron fire; Bunny Schoemann, Marquette center who is beginning to attract attention of the Packer coaches; and three tackles, Ray, Bill Lee, and Frank Butler...TOUGH AT TACKLES: Ray and Lee are beginning to shape up as a formidable tackle combination, but Butler, who stayed in Chicago after the All Star game last season and was shifted to tackle from center when he reported this fall, is making definite progress in his new position. The Packers will gather at the Hotel Northland tonight for a skull practice, at which many new plays will be given out. Lambeau expected by that time to make up his mind regarding tomorrow's scrimmage, depending upon how his battered players appear this evening. Early in yesterday's scrimmage, Joe Laws hooked off a forward pass from Monnett and went over for a touchdown, Clarke Hinkle adding the placement...WEISGERBER HITS LINE: The team which just had been scored upon drove back, and aided by a 5-yard penalty, Dick Weisgerber plunged through for a first down. The offensive team was having trouble holding out Buckets Goldenberg, guard, at that stage. The advance was stopped, and Arnold Herber quick kicked out to Laws. With one yard to go for a first down, Herman Schneidman bulled through on a perfectly executed quarterback sneak for 10 yards, and a moment later Laws flipped a short pass to Borak for another first down. With third down and nine to go, Monnett faded back and sailed a 15-yard forward pass to Wayland Becker, who speared the ball and scampered for another touchdown. They conceded the extra point to make it 4 to 0...PUT ON STEAM: Assistant Coach Red Smith started a gripe about a momentary lack of spirit, and the team promptly fired up the stoker again. Herber and Bernie Scherer put together a successful pass, Scherer picking it off in the clear and stepping out of bounds. The team moved past midfield, at which point Herber's fourth down pass failed and the ball switched hands. On the next play Hinkle fumbled while bumping through left tackle, and Baby Ray recovered for the defensive team. Herber immediately started slinging passes again, one being knocked down by Dick Anderson, center backing up the line. Herber, rushed by Borak, got off a hurried pass which was intercepted by Laws as Lambeau declared the "half" ended...THERE GOES HINKLE: After a rest period, and a liberal outpouring of substitutions by the coach, Hinkle broke loose on a 30-yard jaunt off left tackle. The offensive team tried to shake Paul Miller loose, but the blocking was smeared by the defense. Herber tried to hit Hinkle with a couple of forward passes, but missed. Herber started doing some ball lugging, and did it well. He smacked Hutson with a short pass, but the receiver was nailed hard by Swede Johnston for no gain. Hinkle rammed through right tackle for a first down on the 11-yard line, driving hard and low, and on the next play Herber passed over the left side of the line to Paul Miller for a touchdown. Herber held the ball as Dick Weisgerber kicked the extra point, making the score 14 to 7. A short time later Miller dropped a punt, the ball being recovered by Gantenbein, his teammate, and lateraled to Pete Tinsley for a sizeable return. The offensive team moved in, aided by a successful Herber to Weisgerber forward pass. Herber fired a short pass over center, but Anderson knocked it when it came down. Anderson promptly sheared over two opponents to clear the way for Laws, and the speedy halfback broke into the clear for a big gain. Butler, rushing Monnett on a pass play, had the wind knocked out of him, was revived, and continued in his spot at right tackle, where he had been doing some hot work. Russ Letlow rushed Monnett and spoiled another pass play, after which Johnston punted to Dick Beauregard, in the shadow of the defenders' goal posts. They worked out a weird play that gobbled up 60 yards. Herber sailed a pass to Gantenbein, who lateraled to Letlow, who lateraled to Beauregard, who lateraled to Eddie Brett, the series convulsing the other players and moving the team well out of the danger zone. Maybe the Bears won't have let them get away with it. On the next play a Herber to Weisgerber pass play gained 15 yards, but the same combination missed on another attempt. Herber passed to Brett, who shook off Monnett and Johnston successfully to cross the goal line for a touchdown.
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Natives of Ironwood, Mich., where the Packers will play Labor day against the Cedar Rapids Crushers, are making plans to take both teams on a sight-seeing tour of the Gogebic country on Sunday, the day before the game. The contest will be played at the Luther L. Wright high school stadium, seating 5,000, and the Holy Trinity Sports club of Ironwood, sponsor, is anticipating a complete sellout. The Bessemer High School band and the Sons of the American Legion drum and bugle corps will give demonstrations between halves. Packer fans interested in making their reservations early may write to the Ironwood Pharmacy, or Tickner's Pharmacy in that city...Johnny Blood McNally, playing coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has played more games against the Chicago Bears than any other active league players. Including post-season games, as well as those with the old Pottsville Maroons, Duluth Eskimos and Green Bay Packers, Blood has appeared against the Bears 27 times, and isn't through yet. The teams he played with defeated the Bears 11 times, lost 12 and tied four...Ralph (Primo) Miller, former Packer now with the Cleveland Rams, arrived early for practice by mistake. His order to report said "Aug. 16", but the "6" was scratched out and Primo, who received the letter Aug. 10, was positive he would be very late. He burned out brakes and clutch on his car getting from San Antonio, Texas, to Cleveland, and was all apologies for an apparently late arrival. He was a very happy man when he found out that the date in the notification was a stenographic error, and that he wasn't to be fined for a tardy appearance. To take care of his expenses until training started, he began selling season ticket books for the Ram home games in downtown office buildings.
AUG 26 (Green Bay) - Richard (Red) Smith, usually non-committal about football prospects early in the season, share the Lambeau optimism this year. "A few of those boys really know how to charge," he says in speaking of the rookie linemen, but he mentions no names. The assistant Packer coach believes that "if things continue to break the way they have been, we'll have a great team." And he is in a position to know. Smith set some kind of a record for endurance last week when he caught a baseball doubleheader at Hopkinsville, Ky., and then drove all night to be present for the opening Packer practice. He left the ball team, which he manages, in first place. Since he left, however, it has dropped into second. Last year in his first season as manager of the Brewers' southern farm he pulled the club of the Kitty league cellar to second place...Buford Ray, Packer freshman tackle from Vanderbilt, actually prefers the nickname "Baby" to his regular given name. Doesn't think "Buford" is masculine enough. Incidentally, John Walter, Press-Gazette sports editor, won a scavenger hunt at a party recently by showing up with Ray when the directions were to get something "unusual". Ray was selected by three votes over a crawfish brought in by another party goer...There are other nicknames that will be common in grid conversation this fall. Tom Jones, veteran guard from Bucknell, is known to intimates as "Potsy". He received the tag as a result of early football admiration for the Pottsville Maroons. Jones played two years with the Frankford (Philadelphia_ Yellowjackets, and five with the New York Giants. He was captain at Bucknell university in 1931. Also was on the boxing and baseball teams..."We'll do a little shoving around ourselves this year," promises Hugo Bezdek, the Cleveland Rams coach. Bezdek says his boys are through being the National league's doormat...His prize tackle, Vic Markov of Washington, has been selected captain of the College All-Star team at Chicago. Other coaches also look to big years. From his training camp at Delafield, Wis., George Halas, Chicago Bear coach, selects Ferdinand Dreher, 6 foot 3 inch Colorado end, as best of the newcomers. Milan Creighton of the Chicago Cardinals expects great things from Dwight Sloan, Arkansas passing ace...Here is one the coaches will be scrambling over in about three years. Ohio State university has a sophomore back weighing 220 pounds, stands a couple of inches over six feet. Probably will play left halfback because he is an excellent runner, passer and kicker. If he isn't a pro back made to order, there is no such animal. His name is Don Scott, and he hails from Canton, Ohio. Meanwhile, watch Dick Weisgerber of the Packers. He is the New Jersey boy who went all the way to Williamette in Oregon for a college education. He also kicks, runs and passes. Red Smith has followed his development since he was a high school player...Don Hutson has just as much spirit as any of them, and on many occasions he has proved his desire to win. Still, Don has been around for three years, and he knows that all that glitters on a practice field is not gold. Asked his opinion of the squad, he drawled, "I'll tell you more about that after the Bear game."
them was a fancy one-handed effort that had the whole squad snorting approval...IRON OUT MISTAKES: In general, Coach Lambeau and Assistant Coach Red Smith worked principally to iron out mistakes which appeared during Wednesday and Thursday scrimmage sessions, rectifying faults in every department. Their principal objective was to speed up the offense, gearing the shift to a more effective standard. Last night the players assembled at the Hotel Northland for an intensive skull drill, at which they were given 12 new plays. These will be tried out and polished in scrimmage, probably next week. There will be lots of action during the next 10 days. Coach Lambeau and some of the men will attend the All Star game at Chicago Wednesday night, but not a practice will be missed because of it. They will leave on an afternoon train Wednesday and return immediately after the game...PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT: Friday night the entire squad will participate in a colorful intra-team game, regulation length, at City stadium. The contest will start at 8 o'clock, and in general the new men will be pitted against the veterans, although a quarterback will have to be loaned the freshmen. A straight admission price of 50 cents will be charged, and there will be no reserved seas. "We promise the fans every bit of their money's worth," Lambeau commented. Dick Weisgerber joined Hinkle and Jankowski at booting yesterday, and did some fair work for the time he worked. His punting also is improving greatly, and fans probably will have a chance to watch his kicking next Friday...PASSES FILED DOWN: The passing appeared to be getting better, although it sill hasn't reach mid-season form - nor so the coaches expect it to at this early date. Once the intra-squad game is cleared away, the Packers will have a weekend rest before tackling the Cedar Rapids Crushers at Ironwood, Mich., Labor Day. Then they will return home and settle down to prepare a reception fo the Cleveland Rams in the NFL opener here Sept. 11.
Jankowski of the Whites slanted through his line and broke loose for a 44-yard jaunt deep into Green country, only to be overhauled by the speedy Schoemann...THROWN FOR LOSS: The penetration fell short when Bob Monnett was smeared for a 13-yard loss on a fourth down pass attempt by Milt Gantenbein, the Greens taking the ball on their own 30-yard stripe. Herber's passes started the Greens moving, the advance being checked when Herman Schneidman intercepted a toss on the White 33-yard line as the first period ended. Early in the next stanza Monnett tore through left tackle for 22 yards and a first down on the Green 49, but Weisgerber fumbled and Dick Anderson recovered for the Greens on their own 45. There followed a punt exchange and a period of activity in midfield before Monnett fumbled a punt and Bernie Scherer recovered for the Greens on the White 30. The invaluable Ookie Miller halted this trend by intercepting a pass which Herber intended for Bruder on the White 23-yard line. The Whites moved out in a hurry. Monnett passed to Weisgerber for 19 yards, Monnett rode through the line for seven and Laws dodged to the Green 40 as the half ended, scoreless...DUCK INTO HUDDLE: The Greens pulled a fast one on the opening second half kickoff, all the players ducking back into a huddle after Paul Miller received the ball. Then they scattered in all directions, and the Whites had a tough time finding out who had the ball. Miller had kept it, and he was subdued on the Green 29-yard stripe. The Whites got their first scoring break when Swede Johnston's punt bounced off Weisgerber and was recovered by Fred Borak on the Green 27. A Laws to Monnett forward pass gained three yards, and Monnett passed to Laws, who dropped the ball in the clear. When last down arrived Monnett held the ball on the 33-yard line as Sturgeon booted a placement, sending the Whites ahead by 3 to 0. The Greens roared right back. Bruder returned the kickoff 20 yards, after which Herber passed to Paul Miller, who speared the ball on the White 37-yard line and moved it 10 yards closer to the goal. A penalty and Herber's 6-yard gain on a spinner made it first down on the 15, and Miller finished the job by shooting off left tackle, twisting and dodging his way to the goal line...KICKS EXTRA POINT: Herber held the ball as Weisgerber placekicked the extra point, sending the Greens ahead 7 to 3. Some outstanding defense work by ends Wayland Becker and Bernie Scherer hurled back the next White penetration, Johnston being chased back 30 yards on an attempted punt as the third period ended. The Greens started the final period in possession of the ball on the White 25-yard stripe, but they couldn't score, Herber being rushed by Tiny Engebretsen and Eddie Brett on a fourth down pass. On the next play Jankowski of the Whites slid off right tackle on a bruising 15-yard dash, and then Monnett whipped through the line to get away for 55 yards to the Green 1-yard line, where Schoemann, running fast, caught him and dragged him down...RECEIVERS ARE COVERED: It was wasted effort, for after two plays failed Monnett faded back to pass, found his men covered, and drove around right end for the touchdown. Laws held the ball as Jankowski booted the point, giving the Whites their final 10 to 7 margin. A long forward pass from Herber to Paul Miller moved the ball to the White 28-yard line in the Greens' possession late in the game, but failed and the leaders took the ball on downs. Johnston's punt was blocked by Becker and the ball was recovered by the ever-present Schoemann on the White 35-yard line, in the Greens' possession. Herber's second forward pass was intercepted by Ookie MIller, who got loose on a brilliant 55-yard run, carrying to the Green 10-yard stripe. At this point there were four fullbacks - Hinkle, Johnston, Lock and Jankowski - in the offensive backfield. Two plays gained six yards, a third lost 15 yards, and the Whites were preparing for a field goal as the game ended.
SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - The fifth quarter: Approximately 3,500 Green Bay fans witnessed the Packers' intra-squad game at City stadium Friday night. Playing against each other provides no adequate background for calculating team strength, but there were bright spots in the show. Brightest were the showings at center by the veteran Ookie Miller and rookie Bunny Schoemann. Darrell Lester was kept out of the game by illness, but Miller and Schoemann eased the fears that accompanied the loss of the Svendsen brothers....Miller intercepted two forward passes, both tossed by expert Arnold Herber. He ran one back 55 yards to the Green team's 10 yard line. Schoemann made at least two remarkable rundowns after backs had broken into the clear. On one of the plays he caught Jankowski when the latter was pounding along under full steam. This is something 10 or 11 Chicago Bears failed to do last year...The ankle injury suffered by Milt Gantenbein early in the second quarter is not believed to be serious. Attending physician Dr. Robert Burns, who assists Dr. W.W. Kelly, the official team caretaker, says that the tendon has been pulled. The injury was incurred when Milt was making a tackle. His right leg became twisted under him, and both he and the ball carrier fell on it...Former Packer players served as officials. Verne Lewellen was referee, Whitey Woodin was umpire, and Jug Earpe was head linesman. The latter, one of the team's greatest linemen, has been strong in his support of Miketinac, St. Norbert guard, but last night all three merely grinned and answered, "Fine", when asked about how the team looked to them. Lewellen stated that it was enough work to follow the ball without checking the progress of any individual players...Emmett Platten, probably the city's most rabid fan, brought a good story back from Chicago. It concerns Art Rooney, Pittsburgh Pirate owner, Johnny Blood, Pirate coach, and Red Smith, Packer assistant coach. The three were sitting together during the game between the Washington Redskins and the College All Stars. Rooney waited for his highly touted Whizzer White to get into the game. Finally he appeared, and the showing was not altogether satisfactory to White fans. Said Rooney to Smith, "Our man White is making your man Isbell look awfully good tonight."...Mike Michalske, one of the outstanding guards in all grid history, was a spectator. His contract now being with Pittsburgh, many friends addressed him as "scout" and kidded him about his appearance at the field. He thought the team shows considerable promise. And has not yet decided about going to Pittsburgh. Mike would rather have tried up with the Packers...Several players made new impressions on the crowd last night. Lyle Sturgeon turned up in a kicker's role to boot the White team's field goal from the 33-yard line. Jankowski kicked one of the points after touchdown. Herman Schneidman took a turn at right end for a short time in the third quarter. Dick Weisgerber looked good in all departments and also kicked a point after touchdown. But Bob Monnett was the spotlight runner of the evening. With his wife and daughter here to cheer for him this season, Robert is apt to due some fancy stepping...Pete Tinsley, who started practice as a blocking back, turned up at guard last night. He looked better than the other rookies at that position. And probably will remain there. The former Georgia university utility strong man likes the game, and the going is never too tough for him. On one occasion last night he charged right out of his shoes. It meant his departure from the game...Bernard Scherer, starting his third year at end, had a bad time handling passes. Herber laid several right in his mitts only to see them bob out. Bernard tried play at both left and right ends, but it evidently was not his night. Still, he turned in a good defensive performance that was overlooked by the multitudes...Bernie Heselton, new Lawrence college coach, and Hank Johnston, Lawrence publicity head, were on the sidelines. Heselton is a Packer fan from way back, while he was coaching at Milwaukee East Division high school he never missed the contests in Milwaukee and drove to Green Bay for several games. He used to take his team captains with him. Eddie Jankowski is among the players who in high school were introduced to Packer play by Heselton. Mickey McCormick, St. Norbert coach, and Father Tom Fox, athletic director, also were on hand...Don Hutson, kept out of the game by minor injury, became impatient sitting on the bench. "Let me get some work," he said to Coach Curly Lambeau as the fourth quarter got underway. "Sure," the coach answered. "Put on a sweatshirt and run around the park." Curly is taking no chances. Mulleneaux also was kept out of the tussle, but he was in uniform. Buckets Goldenberg, who is in for a great year at guard, wound up with a plaster on his nose early in the fray...Misery loves company. That applies to the gridiron as well as it does anywhere else. So when Clarke Hinkle was smeared for a 15-yard loss by Miketinac and Scherer while attempting a pass, Arnold Herber walked over and said, "How do like that forward passing job, Hink?"
running attack, with the passing phase secondary, while the other team will include a few hot aerial combinations, and less talent on the ground...TWO OFFENSE TYPES: The mix should develop into an interesting struggle between the two types of offense, and a large crowd is anticipated. Bruder announced that he was in fine shape for the season, and hoped to see plenty of service. He is starting his eight consecutive season as a Packer, and during that period he has been one of the most conscientious and valuable men to wear a Green Bay uniform. Sent to the obscure blocking quarterback position early in his professional career, rarely passing or carrying the ball. Bruder lent a new color to that role and won recognition as a highly important cog in the Packer championship campaigns. Cheerful and easy to know, he is one of the most popular men on the squad...JUST FOLLOW HANK: Bruder has become known as an extremely vicious blocker and hard tackler. He hits with extreme force, and many a Packer gain has been attained by ball luggers who picked out the back of his jersey and elected to follow it. Bruder's weight remains constant around 200. At Northwestern he won the nickname of "Hard Luck Hank" because of his frequent injuries and illnesses, but his jinx didn't follow him into the pro game, and several times he has done 60 minutes at his arduous position. By intercepting or receiving passes, and occasionally carrying the ball, Bruder has done a lot of scoring for the Packers. He ranks sixth on the all-time Green Bay scoring list, having accounted for 15 touchdowns and four extra points in his seven seasons here. He has totaled 94 points, 15 less than Curly Lambeau, who was an active scoring player from 1921 to 1927...LETTER FROM SAUER: Coach Lambeau received a letter today from George Henry Sauer, assistant coach of an All Star team which will play the Chicago Bears at Providence Sept. 1, in which Sauer stated that Johnny Howell, husky Nebraska back, is anxious to sign a Packer contract. Lambeau made immediate efforts to get in touch with Howell. He believed until today that his efforts to sign the field general and forward passer had failed.
AUG 29 (Green Bay) - Bids will be opened in the Legion building at 8 o'clock tonight on concessions for the four home games of the Green Bay Packers, it is announced by H.J. Bero, chairman of the grounds committee. Bero also reminded all prospective stadium workers that they must report to him in the Legion building at 7 o'clock tomorrow evening. The group will include ushers, fence watchers, ticket takers and others who work at the home games.
AUG 29 (Green Bay) - Whenever a sporing event shoves into sight on the horizon, and the time approaches when people should be told about it, the simplest way of attracting their attention is to hang the affair onto some personality and forget about it. Because nobody else will. Even in Fox River Valley conference competition, sports fans pop up in much huskier numbers when the visiting team carries an individual capable of kicking, passing or running a bit better than anyone else in the league. Consequently, the pregame publicity building usually centers around the team's star or stars. The Pittsburgh professional football team, which has what one would regard as sufficient color in the person of playing coach Johnny Blood McNally - as he now signs his name - is going completely overboard in building up the personality of Byron (Whizzer) White, the miraculous all-America halfback from Colorado, who apparently is capable of doing everything just a shade better than anyone else. Tons of publicity pour weekly from the Pittsburgh office, and if White's name doesn't reach up and call to you from the first paragraph, you won't have to look any deeper than the second. Whizzer White, Whizzer White, Whizzer White, read the Pittsburgh press released. This is a significant development, because it is going to make the turnstiles at City stadium bounce around this season - whirl around so fast that they won't be even able to speak to each other as they pass. Ever since the Green Bay Packers started making official faces at the Chicago Bears, back in 1921, the game with the Bruins has been the No. 1 drawing card on the Green Bay schedule. Last year, almost all the people the stadium could hold happened around on that fateful afternoon, and set a new attendance record in the process.Great was the surprise and delight of the Packer corporation on a later weekend when the Detroit Lions, for the first time in history, outdrew the Bears and smeared the lusty young attendance record which just had been set. Now, everyone comes to see the Bear game. It is professional football's greatest tradition. With very small doubt, the attendance mark again will knuckle under when Bears and Packers collide at the enlarged stadium this fall, because fans from far places will realize that they can drive to Green Bay and be assured of accommodations, even at the last minute. And very likely, that new record will be cast aside when the mighty Lions of Detroit, one of the game's most colorful teams, roar into City stadium. But with Johnny Blood and Whizzer White in the same lineup, working behind one of the toughest and most durable lines in all of football history, the Pittsburgh-Green Bay game very well may create an all-time attendance record for football games locally. Your Packer fan hasn't forgotten Blood, and he won't miss a chance to get a look at White. The guy may be as good as they say he is.
Arnold Herber at halves, and either Dick Weisgerber or Clarke Hinkle at full. Because of the Packers' greater manpower this season, the game will be regulation in every respect. It will go full length, and will include kickoffs, as well as all the formalities of the regular game. It will start at 8:15. Leo Katalinas, Catholic university tackle, who weighs 240 pounds, and John Lock, Fordham fullback, joined the team yesterday. Katalinas turned up with an injured leg, received against the Philadelphia Eagles last week, but he didn't have anything that trainer Dave Woodward doesn't expect to iron out in a week or ten days. Lock is in fine shape...URAM, ISBELL HERE: On the bench Friday night will be Andy Uram, Minnesota halfback, and Cecil Isbell, Purdue half, fresh from tomorrow night's All Star game at Chicago. Neither will get into the game. The status of Marty Schreyer, Purdue tackle, and Bill Smith, Marshall end, remains in doubt. Schreyer, drawn by the Packers in the draft, and under contract to Green Bay, incurred a severe knee injury while training with the All Stars in Chicago, and may not be able to compete. Coach Lambeau is making no decision on his case until he sees him, and he left for Chicago to arrange an interview. Smith pulled a tendon in his leg against the Eagles, and did not come west with Katalinas and Lock. He said that he might to prefer to wait a year before starting his pro career, and at present is resting his injury in the east...LAWS VS. HERBER: Returning to the Friday night game subject, Lambeau expressed the opinion that the veteran team headed by Field General Laws might be stronger than the other, but that the passing team should click often enough on its tosses to cause considerable trouble. Most of the passing, needless to say, is expected to originate from Field General Herber. Both teams will keep their styles of defense secret. In all, 17 new men will appear in Packer uniforms at the stadium. The squad worked yesterday morning on offense entirely, aiming to perfect its timing. The spirit was intense throughout the practice, most of the men being hoarse when it was finished. A lengthy scrimmage was planned by Coach Lambeau for today.
AUG 30 (Green Bay) - One could almost smell the acrid odor of burning leaves in the air the past week. Cool nights, wind out of the northwest, early twilight all remind one that summer is fleeting and fall is at hand. The All-Star game will usher in the season of pigskinitis with grand fanfare this week, but Green Bay's interest in the annual classic is not turned to the pitch it was last year at this time. Green Bay is nervously awaiting the opening of the schedules of its famous Packers, its St. Norbert eleven in a new stadium, its impressive high school teams. Football is part of the very lifeblood of this nation, of which fact the nation is proud. We all want to see our teams win and locally we have surprisingly good fortune that way, but most of all folks want to get out there again in the stands, wool blankets wrapped around legs, snow or rain perhaps beating in faces or a sun losing its heat playing on hunched backs, and yell support, eat hamburgers and drink pop, leap to their feet when a heart-stopper happens, and go home limp as last week's dishrag. It's all football.
AUG 31 (Green Bay) - Scraps from the home sports desk while the rest of the boys view the All Stars at Chicago: Martin Schreyer, the Purdue tackle, probably will not report to the Packer at all. The leg injury which is keeping him out of the Collegians' lineup against Washington tonight may cause him to pass up a pro grid career. He was considered one of the finest line prospects of the rookie crop. A second who will not be seen here in action is Bill Smith, end from Marshall college, hurt in the all-star game against Philadelphia last week. Such goings-on may cause the pro coaches to put exhibition game restrictions on the boys they sign. The Packers lost George Maddox, Kansas State all-America tackle, in the same manner just before the 1935 season got underway....Manifestation of pro football interest in the motion picture world: On a recent trip to Los Angeles, Florence Merriman of this city met Clark Gable, screen star. "I'm from Green Bay," announced Miss Merriman. "That's where the Packers are from," mused the cause of a million feminine heart throbs. "It's a great football team." And so it ism even though Major Bowes caused a local scandal by passing it up on his recent radio broadcast. But after all, his is an amateur hour.
AUG 31 (Green Bay) - Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith of the Green Bay Packers and about 15 members of the squad left this afternoon for the game between the Washington Redskins and the College All Star at Soldier Field in Chicago tonight. Practice was held early this morning to permit time for the departure. With Coach E.L. Lambeau, who went to Chicago yesterday, they will leave immediately after the game and resume practice tomorrow morning. Carl Mulleneaux, rookie end from Utah State, became the first casualty of the season when he was taken to St. Mary's hospital yesterday afternoon with a knee injury. Mulleneaux bruised the joint in scrimmage during the morning, and was sent to the hospital by Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, late in the afternoon. Dr. Kelly does not believe that the injury is serious.
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - Fans will have their first real glimpse of the 1938 Packer lineup, now geared to a fast early-season speed and a strong defensive machine, in the intra-squad football game at City stadium tomorrow night. Coach E.L. Lambeau has drawn up two teams from the lineup for the evening's battle, which will be a full-length, regulation football game. The kickoff is scheduled for 8:15. Field General Joe Laws heads one of the teams, which has men principally noted for their running attack. The other squad, with Arnold Herber at the helm, will strive to make its gains largely through aerial plays...TICKETS ON SALE: Tickets - on a first come, first serve basis - are offered at 50 cents each. There will be no reserved seats. The fans may purchase them now at the Packer ticket office in the Legion building, which will be open all day tomorrow. Just about all of the Packers 'new talent, as well as the veterans, will be in array before the spectators. Coach Lambeau has decided to put on the game largely to show followers what is offered National league opponents this year, but the 60-minute session also will be a means of determining abilities of the individual performers...ISBELL WILL ATTEND: Cecil Isbell, Purdue halfback who won his way into the nation's sports limelight by his action in the Chicago All State game last night, will be present, although he is not to play tomorrow night. He was scheduled to arrive in the city this afternoon. Laws' ground team will have a starting line with Wayland Becker and Milt Gantenbein at ends; Champ Seibold and Bill Lee at tackles; Buckets Goldenberg and Russ Letlow at guards, Ookie Miller at center, Herman Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett and Laws at halfbacks, and Eddie Jankowski at full. The backfield will have Herber at one of the half positions and Paul Miller at the other, to start. Either Dick Weisgerber or Clarke Hinkle will start at full, while Swede Johnston is to be blocking back. Others on the starting lineup are Don Hutson and Carl Mulleneaux, ends; Baby Ray and Frank Butler, tackles; Tom Jones and Nick Miketinas, guards, and either Bunny Schoemann or Darrell Lester at center.
SEPT 1 (Green Bay) - In the light of developments at Chicago's Soldier field last night, Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers was one of the happiest fellows in pro football circles today. Lambeau, be it remembered, has the names of Cecil Isbell and Andy Uram on Packer contracts for the 1938 season. The Packers long have been known for their dangerous passing attack - they were masters at it when the Sammy Baughs, Whizzer Whites and Ray Buivids were in knee breeches - so Isbell should be right at home when he goes up there to take a shot at the professional brand of football...ACE OF BOILERMAKERS: Isbell, who played at Purdue, was one of the All Star game's standouts. He figured in two of the victors' four touchdowns, throwing one pass for 40 yards that was good for six points, and a short one later that put the ball on the one-yard line for Corby Davis to buck over the goal a play or two later. Isbell was a threat all evening and a pass pitcher took the play away from both Baugh and Whizzer White. And Andy Uram, who hails from Minnesota, warmed Lambeau's hear with his general play, to say nothing of that sparkling 46-yard run for a touchdown after intercepting a Washington Redskin pass...LOTS OF TALENT: Curly is looking for some doings this fall, what with Arnie Herber, Bob Monnett, Joe Laws and Isebll pitching to such star receivers as Don Hutson, Milt Gantenbein, Carl Mulleneaux, Paul Miller and Uram. The Packers will be given the season's first test in an intra-club game Friday night. It will go the regulation period. On Labor day, the Packers will play the Cedar Rapids, Ia., Crushers in an exhibition game at Ironwood, Mich.
1938 Green Bay Packers
News and Notes from the Training Camp
An ultra-scarce pigskin that is signed by the 1938 Titletown squad, and it originates from the collection of the team's legendary trainer Dave Woodward.
AUG 27 (Green Bay) - The Packers finished up their first official week of drills and scrimmages today with no serious injuries, no slackening of their intensive team spirit, and a half promise from Coach E.L. Lambeau that they may be released from practice on Sunday. The latter development, Lambeau indicated, depended entirely upon how the men looked in today's drill. Except for an assortment of bumps and bruises, scattered liberally throughout the squad as a result of two consecutive scrimmage sessions, the Packers had nothing to worry about in the way of casualties. Carl Mulleneaux, star freshman end who did not scrimmage because of a hip bruise, was back in action yesterday. Some of the older performers stile the show from the first year men yesterday. Clarke Hinkle and Eddie Jankowski teamed up in a spectacular field goal kicking drill, with Hinkle booting 'em in from all angles and Jankowski looking particularly adept at the shorter distances. Don Hutson, who has caught a Packer pass or two in his day, turned in some uncanny receiving, snaring half a dozen aerials in brilliant style. One of 
1938 National Football League Constitution and By-Laws Booklet
AUG 29 (Green Bay) - One week of watching the Green Bay Packers from the sidelines was enough for Henry Bruder. The veteran blocking quarterback, former Northwestern university star, walked into Coach E.L. Lambeau's office last weekend and announced: "I can't retire just yet. Give me a contract." He got it, was handed a list of Packer plays, and reported to the Green Bay gridiron squad this morning as the team wound itself up for its intra-squad game, scheduled at City stadium next Friday evening. Lambeau expected that his three Eastern All Stars - John Lock, Leo Katalinas and Bill Smith - who played against the Philadelphia Eagles in an exhibition game last week, will arrive today or early tomorrow. As the coach surveyed his squad today he found that the men, excused from drills yesterday, were severely shaken up from last week's scrimmage sessions, and he decided against ordering another similar workout for today. Tomorrow, he said, the Packers who are able to scrimmage will have a rough test...LESTER IS SICK: Darrell Lester, giant center, is sick in bed with the flu, and the following men all have injuries sufficiently important to keep them from an immediate scrimmage - Russ Letlow, Don Hutson and Herman Schneidman. Lambeau said today that he planned to split up his squad in interesting fashion for Friday night's clash, for which a straight admission of 50 cents will be charged. One team will be drawn with an eye principally for its 
AUG 30 (Green Bay) - A football team geared principally for punch on the ground, and another eleven drawn to place its chief reliance upon successful use of the forward pass, will oppose each other at City stadium Friday night in the community's first football game of 1938. Both will consist of Green Bay Packers. Coach E.L. Lambeau today announced that his tentative starting lineups are about set, and the composition of the teams are believed to be such that a colorful, entertaining games - at 50 cents per head - will be offered the spectators. The ground team will have in its starting lineup Wayland Becker and Milt Gantenbein at ends, Champ Seibold and Bill Lee at tackles, Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg at guards, Ookie Miller at center, Herman Schneidman at blocking quarterback, Bob Monnett and Joe Laws at halfbacks, and Eddie Jankowski at fullback...ATTACK THROUGH AIR: The aerials will start Don Hutson and Carl Mulleneaux at ends, Baby Ray and Frank Butler at tackles, Nick Miketinac and Tom Jones at guards, either Darrell Lester or Bunny Schoemann at center, Swede Johnston at blocking back, Paul Miller and 
SEPT 2 (Green Bay) - What the Green Bay Packers have to offer in the way of material new and old will be presented for the team's fans at City stadium tonight, when a regulation gaem will be played between picked teams from the 1938 squad. The kickoff is set for 8:15,and a straight admission fee of 50 cents will be charged. Tickets may be obtained at any time at the Legion building headquarters, or at the stadium. The indications are that the contest will be well attended. It will be Green Bay's only opportunity to see the Packers in action before the opening National league game against Cleveland here Sunday, Sept. 11...HEAD FOR IRONWOOD: A number of fans, however, are planning to drive or go by train to Ironwood, Mich., next Monday to see the Cedar Rapids Crushers put up a challenge against the Packers at Luther Wright high school stadium. These two contests will be the only preseason competition for the
Packers, who Coach E.L. Lambeau hopes will enter league warfare in the best possible condition. Once Cleveland is met, the Packers will have but a week to prepare for the always-hostile invasion of the Chicago Bears. Except for one or two individuals whose scrimmage bruises may keep them inactive, Green Bay fans will see the entire 1938 personnel on the turf tonight. Every feature of a regulation football game is planned,
SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - A White team, headed by an impressive looking Joe Laws, defeated a Green squad captained by Arnold Herber as the Green Bay Packers fought it out in an intrasquad game before 3,500 at City stadium last night. The final score, with all points made in the final half, was 10 to 7. Despite a drab first two periods, the general friendliness of the two teams, and the fact that they knew each other's signals, there was plenty for Coach E.L. Lambeau to cheer about in the exhibition tilt. The tackling and all-around defensive work, particularly against the forward pass, were excellent for such an early season stage, and several of the new men popped up with fine displays of gridiron technique. One of the most significant indications was, perhaps, the center of the line, riddled by the absence of the two Svendsen brothers, isn't going to be any sieve for the opposing fullbacks during the 1938 season. The veteran Ookie Miller, in a fine performance, looked every inch capable of handling that tough assignment, and Green Bay fans also were delighted with the work of Roy Schoemann, husky Marquette pivot man who did some exceptional work in backing up the line. In general, it was the veteran Packers who starred. Lyle Sturgeon, tackle, connected for the first White points, kicking a 33-yard field goal midway in the third period to break a scoreless deadlock. A few plays later halfback Paul Miller skipped 15 yards through the White line on a lively bit of broken field running to score a Green touchdown, and when freshman Dick Weisgerber kicked the extra point, the score was 7 to 3 for the Greens...MONNETT GOES OVER: The status remained unchanged until the fourth period, when Bob Monnett, attempting a pass deep in Green territory, found his receivers covered and broke loose around right end to cross the line for the Whites. Eddie Jankowski kicked the point and that gave the Whites their final margin of 10 to 7. Frequent substitutions were made during the contest, and several men played on both sides. The forward passing was both spectacular and mediocre, and the reception frequently was shady. All faultiness, however, could be charged off to the early date. The first half was a pretty dull affair. The first bit of fireworks occurred after some five minutes had elapsed in the opening period, when 
freshmen, as well as several men who are nursing slight practice injuries, and with whom the coach doesn't care to take any chances...LEAVE SUNDAY NIGHT: The Packers will leave on the Chicago and Northwestern sleeper Sunday night, and will return on the same line Monday after the game. They will plunge back into intensive drills Tuesday, in anticipation of the following Sunday's invasion by the dangerous Rams. A  considerable delegation of Green Bay fans will travel to Ironwood by motor or train to witness Monday's game. The average weight of the starting line will be 213  ​pounds, and the average weight in the backfield will be 198. The average of the entire team is 207, making Cedar Rapids one of the heftiest teams outside of the National league.
SEPT 3 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. Lambeau will take 25 members of the Green Bay Packer squad to  Ironwood, Mich., Sunday night, and Monday afternoon the team will meet the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Crushers at Luther Wright high school stadium. The kickoff is set for 2 o'clock. Nearly 20 of the Packers will remain in Green Bay and will conduct a regular practice Monday morning under the supervision of Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith. This group probably will include the two latest arrivals, Andy Uram and Cecil Isbell of the Al -Americans, who will improve their time learning and running through Packer formations...DRILL NEW MEN: Coach Lambeau is anxious to use Uram and Isbell part time against the Cleveland Rams in the pro league opener here Sept. 11, and he will push their drill program as rapidly as expedient. The men remaining home from Ironwood will include both veterans and
from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. No seats are reserved, as the spectators will accommodate themselves on a first-come-first-served basis...WEAR SWEAT SUITS: The Packers, clad in their grey sweatsuits, ran through a spirited practice yesterday, but they were not to work out today prior to the game. Instead, Coach Lambeau scheduled a lengthy skull drill at the Hotel Northland, at which a final rehearsal of the season plays to date was completed. A check of the players' conditions revealed that only Don Hutson and Carl Mulleneaux, a pair of valuable ends, will be unavailable for tonight's game. Both were shaken up in scrimmage, and while they were active in yesterday's drill, Lambeau doesn't care to take chances with them. The workout yesterday again stressed the stepped-up speed which will feature the Packer attack this year, and the plays began to click with mechanical precision. The Packers as yet are far from mid-season form, but Lambeau didn't hesitate to predict that spectators at tonight's game will witness some tense football...MONNETT HITS TARGET: Bob Monnett did some sharpshooting yesterday afternoon, hitting his targets on several occasions for touchdown tosses, one of the most spectacular catches being made by halfback Paul Miller. Arnold Herber also slapped the bull's eye with short over-the-line passes, showing that
the Packer aerialists are filing down their sights. The running attack was not disregarded. Several backfields were organized, end Don Hutson turning in some humor by filling in at left halfback on one of the combinations. Halfback Hutson did some fancy running and passing. Leo Katalinas, tackle, and Carl Mulleneaux, end, who have been nursing left injuries, both were able to participate in the signal drills.