be replaced for $100,000," he explained. "We own our own stadium and there is a considerable amount in paid-up insurance policies. Along with the $50,000 the fans of Green Bay raised voluntarily on Thanksgiving as a gesture of good faith in the club, we are in good, sound shape."...AN OBSOLETE ORGANIZATION: "But we are operating with an obsolete organization, geared to professional football 15 years ago, an organization that is too inflexible to meet the many new and complex problems that have grown out of the game's rapid and tremendous progress in recent seasons." By floating an additional stock issue, Fischer pointed out, the corporation would bring itself more in line with present day major league operations. The new issue, when approved by the stockholders, would not be limited to Wisconsin residents...The Packers left Green Bay this morning on the 11 o'clock North Western where they'll tangle with the Redskins Sunday afternoon. The squad was made up of 29 players - three under the National league limit. Two players were placed on waivers Thursday afternoon - veteran tackle Urban Odson of Minnesota and rookie halfback Jack Kirby. Odson was in his fourth season with the Packers, while Kirby joined the club shortly after leaving the Redskins earlier this season. The Packers concentrated on their passing game Thursday afternoon, with Jug Girard, Stan Heath and Jack Jacobs working under the center. All of the ends included Larry Craig, the defensive ace, took part in a long passing drill. As Craig put in, "I'd like to catch one off the ears of old Doc." Craig was talking about Dr. Clyde Goodnight, the former Packer end who is now a defensive back for the Redskins. The Packers may get a look at a four-man line Sunday. The coaches pointed out that the Redskins used the novel defense against the New York Giants and Chuck Conerly. The Packers will move into Hershey, Pa., next Monday to prepare for the final game of the season at Detroit the following Sunday. Most of the players will return to Green Bay after the finale to close out personal business.
KAUKAUNA TRIO SEND $30 FOR PACKER STOCK
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - The announcement Wednesday night that the board of directors of Green Bay Packers, Inc., had authorized issuance of $200,000 in stock at $10 a share brought quick response today - from Kaukauna. Art Daley, sports editor of the Press-Gazette, received the following letter this morning from Arthur H. Mongin, Jr.: "We not that the Green Bay Packers, Inc., are planning to sell 20,000 shares of stock at $10 per share. Please inform the corporation that as of now they will have only 19,997 shares more to dispose of. Enclosed you will find $30 to cover three shares. Please have these made out to the following: Carl J. Hansen, 201 Diedrich street, Kaukauna. James W. Lang, 309 W. Wisconsin avenue, Kaukauna. Arthur H. Mongin, Jr., 313 W. 11th street, Kaukauna." The check for $30 was dated Dec. 1. The decision to recommend issuance of stock was made Nov. 30. Hansen, Lang and Mongin are among the many Packer boosters in Kaukauna. They were active in the Packer Backers' recent $50,000 campaign. Packer officials pointed out today that issuance of the stock has not been approved by the stockholders and details of the issue have not been worked out. The $30 check will be held until the stock is available, probably shortly after Jan. 1.
WAIVERS ARE ASKED
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers Friday asked waivers on tackle Urban Odson and halfback Jack Kirby. Odson, former Minnesota all-American, has been with the club for five seasons. Kirby, a rookie, led Southern California to a 14-14 tie with Notre Dame last year.
ALL IS QUIET ON PACKER FRONT; A BRIGHT FUTURE IS PREDICTED
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - All was peace and quiet again in the front office of the Green Bay Packers Friday and everybody in the organization apparently was satisfied except the handful of diehards who voted, at Wednesday night's board of directors meeting, against keeping Curly Lambeau as coach and general manager. Twenty-two of the 25 directors were present. Lambeau, who organized the Packers in 1919, was given a new two year contract including terms which he insisted upon. "I am satisfied we will not have complete harmony in the organization for the first time in four years," Lambeau said. "Wednesday's meeting cleared the air. I'm sorry we didn't have such a meeting sooner. All major points in our operation and my contract were discussed and settled on the floor. Only a few minor details remain to be clarified. The executive committee is straightening out these details now." Emil Fischer, president of the club, echoed Lambeau's sentiments although he added that he though The Milwaukee Journal's stories preceding the board meeting were "vicious." "The Packers have successfully passed another crisis and are back on a sound football," he said. "As far as Green Bay is concerned, this can be the start of a new era. Such interruptions as we have had are embarrassing, but apparently unavoidable occasionally. They are far from fatal, though. We're ready to move toward a championship again." The club is on a sound financial basis, Fischer added, commenting on the board's recommendation the issuance of $200,000 in stock at $10 a share. "We have a sizable backlog in investments, including Rockwood lodge," he explained. "We own our own stadium and there is a considerable amount in paidup insurance policies. Along with the $50,000 the fans of Green Bay raised voluntarily on Thanksgiving day as a gesture of good faith in the club, we are in good, sound shape. But we have operated with an obsolete organization, geared to professional football 15 years ago, an organization that was too inflexible to meet the many new and complex problems that have grown out of the game's rapid and tremendous progress in recent seasons." By floating an additional stock issue, Fischer pointed out, the corporation would bring itself more in line with present day major league operations. The new issue, when approved by the stockholders, will not be limited to Wisconsin residents, he said. At the weekly quarterback club meeting Thursday night, Curly Lambeau indicated he might resume the active head coaching job next season.
LAMBEAU TO RESUME AS HEAD COACH
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - Curly Lambeau, in answer to a question at the weekly Quarterback Club meeting Thursday night, said he plans to resume as active head coach of the Green Bay Packers next season. "At the present time, I certainly intend to," Lambeau said. Elaborating of his present status, following his victory over an anti-Lambeau faction in Wednesday night's special directors meeting, Lambeau intimated he expected to have the major portions of his duties as general manager and the details of his rebuilding program worked out on a schedule that will permit him to take up his head coaching duties again. Lambeau delegated the actual coaching of the team to his three assistants, Tom Stidham, Charlie Borck and Bob Synder, the day after the Bear game here September 25. At that time it was announced he would remain as an advisory coach and devote the bulk of his efforts toward rebuilding the Packers, who in the last two seasons have slipped out of the first division for the first time in their history.
PACKERS LEAVE ON 10 DAY TRIP
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - Team morale was at a new high Friday as Green Bay's 29-man Packer squad entrained on a 10-day road trip that opens in Washington Sunday and close the season in Detroit a week later. Veteran players attributed the sudden upsurge to Wednesday night's directors meeting at which the board freed the organization of all internal front office strife by restoring Curly Lambeau to his former position as No. 1 man in Packer affairs and renewing his contract as head coach and general manager. "Now we've got our feet on the ground again," they said. "Now we know where we're going. It's like the day before the first Bear game." Players looked hopefully to finishing their preparations for the Redskin game on firm ground in Washington Sunday. Hard and icy going here this week has hampered the club's timing, especially on offense. The squad was reduced to 29 Friday when waivers were asked on Urban Odson, veteran tackle, and Jack Kirby, rookie scatback from Southern California, who joined the club in midseason
COLTS REJECT REDSKIN 'TIP'
DEC 2 (Washington) - The Baltimore Colts today looked over a Washington Redskin suggestion that they switch to the NFL and said: Not interested. The Colts are in the All-America conference, and President Walter Driskill said they plan to stay there, at least for the time being. "We have never made any effort whatsoever to get in to the National league, and do not propose to do so at this time," he said. The suggestion that they do so was voiced last night by Richard McCann, general manger of the Redskins. McCann said Redskin president George Preston Marshall planned to broach the subject at a meeting with Driskill Saturday. There was no confirmation of such a meeting from Colt officials. Marshall has been one of the most vigorous opponents of any truce between the two professional football leagues. One of his reasons has reportedly been an objection to competition from the Baltimore team just 40 miles away. McCann said that if the Colts were to join the National league they "would have to pay for the privilege of sharing Washington's territorial rights, since our radio and television arrangements would be affected. But we would make no unreasonable demands."
CHOLES RECEIVES AS NO. 1 PACKER FAN; RECEIVES SCROLL, FOOTBALL
DEC 2 (Green Bay) - As a shoe shine boy several years ago, Jimmy Choles ranked as the No. 1 Packer "expert" in Green Bay. Today, he rules at the No. 1 Packer fan. He was accorded that honor at the Quarterback club's 10th meeting at Vocational school Thursday night. Jimmy was a walking statistical bureau on the Packers - and still is. He knows the yardage of every Packer ground gainer, pass receiver and passer - down to the last half yard. Choles, however, has a weakness. The factory worker, who contributed $100 to the Packer Backers' recent $50,000 drive, wanted his Packer news hot off the griddle. The likeable little guy never spread it around - just wanted to be in on the know. Well, as Drive Chairman Jerry Atkinson pointed out last night, "Jimmy got a hold of a Western Union messenger boy and worked out a 'deal' regarding messages addressed to the Packer office. Seems that Jimmy would have the news before the Packer office, but he never violated any secrets." A $50-a-week worker, Choles was officially recognized as the No. 1 Packer fan - anywhere - for giving $100, in cash, toward the recent Packer drive. Unaware of the proceedings, Choles was called to the stage last night and presented with a scroll naming him as the No. 1 fan. Atkinson, in making the presentation, said that "Jimmy exemplifies the real true Packer spirit." Packer Coach Curly Lambeau said, "He's the No. 1 Packer fan in my book." Choles also was presented an autographed football by Atkinson on behalf of the Packer players who could not be present because of a squad meeting. Speaking briefly on the $50,000 campaign, Atkinson pointed out that "the drive has been a success and the checks are still coming in." Chief Quarterback Jug Earp announced that the club will have only two more meetings - next Thursday and Dec. 15. Next week, pictures of the Packer-Washington game will be shown and a review of former Packer-Bear games will be shown at the Dec. 15 session because no pictures will be taken of the final in Detroit. Lambeau narrated the Packer-Cardinal game pictures and answered questions taken from the question-and-answer box and read by Joe Laws. During the film, Lambeau pointed out the "terrific" game Forte played Sunday. Forte was on the bench for only two plays in the entire game, playing about 58 minutes. He must have been in on 15 clean tackles and was instrumental in giving the passers almost perfect protection as he maneuvered back and forth in front of Jug Girard and Stan Heath. Besides, he intercepted a pass in front of a Cardinal receiver in the end zone to save a touchdown. The film also showed neat catches by right ends Steve Pritko and Bill Kelley. Kelley, who earlier in the season asked for duty at left end "so's I can play more", made two of his three catches while playing left end. Pritko, normally a defensive end, caught two TD passes from Girard. Lambeau's statement before answering questions were similar to those revealed today in another Packer story on this page. One fan asked Lambeau, "do you have any assurance that the three draft choices (Tonnemaker, Weiner and McKissick) will join the Packers?" The coach pointed out that "we have their word that they will not sign with anyone else until they have a final word with us." He said that all three of them plan to play professional football. Another fan wanted to know what revenue the Packers receive from television. Lambeau stated that the club receives $10,000 from the Milwaukee TV sponsor for televising four games there and $9,000 from the National league as the Packers' share of games televised away from home. Most of the questions last night concerned the Packer and Lambeau's status and were answered, more or less, by the board of directors' action Wednesday night in renewing Lambeau's contract for two years. Not coming in the form of a question, a fan suggested that the club propose to the city council a plan to change the name of City stadium to Lambeau stadium. The club responded with a generous hand clap.