will waive its usual two percent on gate receipts of all league attractions. The only "expense" will be the federal tax...ATKINSON SOUNDS KEYNOTE: Atkinson sounded the keynote with this: "We have no angels in Green Bay; we've got to get out and work to keep the Packers here." E.L. Lambeau, the Packers' general manager and advisory coach, launched the meeting by reviewing the war between the NFL and All-America conference, declaring that "it would not be necessary to hold a meeting of this kind if things were normal." The player-price war between the two circuits, started in 1946, shot salaries "entirely out of line. A well-known coach in the other circuit came into Green Bay in 1946 and offered to double the salaries of every Packer player," Lambeau said. The Packer mentor expressed optimism that the war would end after the present season for this reason: "Too many of the rich owners in the other circuit are fed up with taking tremendous losses and are anxious to get out of the game," he said. Fischer, speaking straight from the shoulder, followed with his important words. Though salaries are high, the Packer president stated that "our biggest losses naturally resulted from smaller attendance. Out losses last year amounted to $33,000, but we have resources to cover it."...DANGER OF LOSING PACKERS: Fischer, in revealing the possible $90,000 deficit, stated bluntly that "there is danger of losing the Packers if your goal is not reached." H.J. Wintgens, chairman of the Packer finance committee, advanced the possibility that "our budgeted $90,000 deficit could be reduced to $75,000 or $80,000 if we get a break on attendance at our games in Milwaukee (against Pittsburgh next Sunday) and Washington. However, we budgeted $65,000 for yesterday's game (Giants at City stadium) and came out with $50,000." Wintgens stated that it costs roughly $31,000 to put the Packers on the field for each game. Bill Servotte, a member of the executive committee, reiterated Fischer's statement and emphasized that the "future of the Packers rests on this drive." Jug Earp, an all-time Packer center who is chief quarterback of the Quarterback club, said that the club (sponsored by the Green Bay Packer Alumni association) would "spread the gospel. We understand the predicament the Packers are in and every one of our 850 members is willing to pitch in." He said drive plans will be presented at next Thursday night's meeting at Vocational school...BORGENSON EXPLAINS MECHANICS: John A. Borgenson, executive secretary of the Association of Commerce, explained the mechanics of the drive. More than 2,000 cards, with names of industries, business establishments, and many other organizations, were distributed in packs of 20 to the 100 captains. Borgenson said that the police department will deliver tickets to the buyers as soon as the check or cash is received by the worker and turned in to the Packer ticket office.
TACITURN STEVE, GIANT COACH SAYS MUD STIFLED GROUND GAME
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - Admittedly it's of little consolation today, but Steve Owen, portly, taciturn head coach of the New York Giants, conceded "the Packers are a much better ball club than the one we played in Milwaukee a year ago," in the lobby of the Hotel Northland at dusk Sunday afternoon. His statement, of course, could not be categorized as startling, for the Packers sustained a 49-3 trouncing - the worst defeat in Green Bay history - at the hands of Gotham's No. 1 pro football representative in 1948. "We figured we had a good chance to win," the veteran top strategist of the Giants admitted in an answer to a question. "It was the kind of a game we expected. We figured they (the Packers) were going to run, and they did, but we didn't figure they were going to pass as much as they did."..."OUR BOYS ARE LIGHT": Owen, concerned about "making" the 5:25 Milwaukee Road Chippewa, was sidetracked at this juncture by one of his ex-students, Ward Cuff, now head coach at Central Catholic. "Congratulations, coach," Cuff offered, and they were accepted with a gracious smile by his former mentor, who later chatted with Ward at considerable length. Turning back to the game, the rotund Owen continued, "We didn't run much ourselves because it was pretty muddy out there and our boys are light." He obviously referred to his top ground-gaining trio, fullback Gene Roberts, who didn't appear to be mired after his pass receptions, Ray Coates and Jack Salscheider, former St. Thomas star. Steve, discussing the Packers on an individual basis, "thought Canadeo played a great ball game - and this Summerhays looks like he's going to be a good boy for them." The phlegmatic gentleman - it is doubtful if he would be stimulated by anything less than a hurricane or miniature earthquake - gave an artful answer to the question, "Would you rather play the Packers in Green Bay or Milwaukee?"..."I DON'T KNOW A THING": "I'd rather play in Milwaukee," the stout one responded, "because it's not so far to go. And I'd rather play in Green Bay because of the crowd." What about the much-rumored merger (most of the reports emanate from New York) between the two pro leagues? Feinting with considerable agility for a man of his bulk, Owen rolled away from the jab with an ingratiating smile and, "I don't know a thing about it." Then, after promising Cuff "I'll send you my book (plays) soon", Steve waddled to the elevator, en route to picking up his suitcase and end his first official visit to Green Bay in 17 years...Also at the Northland, but in a far different mood, was Packer Advisory Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau, who declared, " I was very disappointed in the ball game." "I though the effort on the part of most of the boys was all right," he continued, "but by many others it was not good. We made some very costly mistakes we shouldn't have made at this stage of the season. There are some situations we need to correct - and they'll be corrected." "Of course," he pointed out, "we missed Jack Jacobs and Irv Comp (both are nursing leg injuries) a lot on defense particularly pass defense. There's no doubt about that. And, don't forget, Tassos (Damon) was playing a new position - the defensive spot usually handled by the center. This, naturally, made it necessary for Cook and Canadeo to play a lot on both offense and defense - and it hurt us. But, of course, we still made a lot of glaring mistakes, I know," Curly asserted, "that the team can do better. Some of the fellows were thinking all right out there and some others were not thinking enough." "In other words," the big fellow concluded, "the effort by half of them was good enough, but the other half not good enough. This has to be changed."...A well-known visitor to the press box Sunday was one of the Packers’ immortal, Johnny Blood. The “Vagabond Halfback”, assisting another ex-Packer – Walt Kiesling – in scouting Green Bay for the Pittsburgh Steelers, is now a professor. Blood, it was discovered, is teaching money and banking at his alma mater, St. John college, at Collegeville, Minn…Three former Packers, who also played with the Giants before or after their days with Green Bay, were interviewed between halves by Marty Glickman, former NYU star who broadcast the game for New York station WMGM. They were Arnie Herber, who played two season with New York after leaving the Bays, Ken Keuper, who was with the Giants in ’48, and Ward Cuff, who put in 10 season with Big Town before joining Green Bay…Although the gridiron results were not to their liking, the fans could not help but be satisfied with the musical fare. They were serenaded by not one but three bands during the course of the afternoon. In addition to the omnipresent Packer Lumberjack band, there was the Racine Boy Scout Drum and Bugle corps, which captured first place in five of six national championships this year, and the Cedarburg High school organization, which won the state musical festival this year. The latter group was part of a Cedarburg contingent of over 400 fans, headed by one of that community’s leading businessmen, Pennie Darkow…If Referee Ronald Gibbs didn’t appear to be in his usual amiable self Sunday, he’s not entirely to blame. The Springfield, Ill., native was in bad humor because, in passing through Waupun Sunday morning, he was arrested for speeding. And, as a result, paid a fine of $18.50 before he left the home of the state prison…Associated Press photographer Stan Nero, who towers in the vicinity of 5-2, almost became a camera subject himself in the first quarter. Stan Heath, running out of bounds on the field’s south side unintentionally “chased” Nero, with camera in hand, to the fence. Heath was able to brake to a stop just in time, for, one more step and Photog Nero would have been removing splinters from both himself and his lens. Heath, incidentally, looked like a budding track star in the second quarter. “Escorting” New York fullback Gene Robert out of bounds for a nine-yard loss, Stan, running at top speed, cleared the fence with the grace and ease of an experienced hurdler – and drew considerable applause for the feat…Although occupants of the north side bleachers protested with great vigor, the ruling on a Jug Girard pass to Cook in the second period was a just one. Cook was juggling the ball as he went out of bounds and Referee Gibbs ruled – legitimately – that it was an incompleted pass because Ted did not have possession of the ball on the field of play…A former Packer trainer served as a New York bench aide during the contest. He was Timmy O’Brien, assistant trainer of the Packers until this season, who brought water and towels to the Giants during timeouts. Arnie Herber also was a guest on the Giant bench…Jay Rhodemyre looked like a be-turbaned sikh as he sat on the bench after being injured early in the game. Jay suffered a jagged cut across the forehead when he was kicked by an unidentified Giant heel and his head was swathed in a huge bandage ending just about his eyebrows. His right eye, too, was discolored by the blow…Despite the fact that it was but 4 o’clock, the lights were turned on with one minute remaining in the third quarter. It was the second time daytime illumination had been necessary at City stadium in four years. The last time was the day of the Packer reunion, Nov. 24, 1946, when the arcs went on midway through the third period in a game against the Cardinals…Although the gendarmes several times retrieved footballs from irate and reluctant adults, one of the constables had the most difficult time of the afternoon with a little fellow no more than 10 years old. The policeman struggled with the recalcitrant youngster for considerable time before wresting the ball from him. And his efforts definitely were not appreciated – the youthful “ball carrier” and one of his comrades followed the gendarme to the fence, hurling epithets after him with every step…Two promising Shawano drum majorettes made their City stadium debut during a timeout. They are Marline and Charlotte MacKay, who perform with the Shawano High school band. Both are pupils of Phyllis (Miss Wisconsin) Kessler, Packer band majorette.
OWEN TO RESIGN AS GIANTS' COACH, NEW YORK REPORT
NOV 14 (New York) - The Daily News reported last night that Steve Owen will step out as coach of the New York football Giants after this season. Jimmy Conzelman, former coach of the Chicago Cardinals, is the leading candidate to succeed him, the paper added. The News said Owen, head coach of the club since 1931, would retire because of his health. Neither Owen nor officials of the NFL could be reached immediately for comment. The Giants played yesterday in Green Bay, defeating the Packers, 30-10, but let immediately after the game.
PACKERS GET TOWN'S HELP
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - An intrasquad Thanksgiving Day football game, matching two Green Bay Packer teams, was arranged Monday by businessmen frankly worried about the club's financial condition. The group set out immediately to sell tickets, with a monetary goal of $50,000. Police Chief H.J. Bero, a member of the Packer executive committee, said his men would deliver all tickets. The Packers, with a dismal won-lost record for the last two years, now are facing a financial condition one club officials described as "a little bit precarious." With a mediocre team the club has ceased to draw well on the road and at Milwaukee. Sunday's game with the New York Giants here drew a crowd announced as 20,151, the second failure to sell out this season at home. Ticket prices will be $1.20, $2.40 and $3.60. tax included.
DARLING FACING NEW CHARGE
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - Charges against Bernard (Boob) Darling, 45, Allouez insurance man and Big Ten football officials, charged with two counts of negligent homicide and one count of leaving the scene of an accident in connection with the traffic death of 15-year old Shirley Mae Trout, Allouez, was stiffened in municipal court this morning. The original counts were dismissed and a new warrant filed. The new warrant contains two negligent homicide charges and one of first degree manslaughter...PLEADS INNOCENT TO ALL: Immediately after the new warrant was issued, Darling was arraigned and pleaded innocent to all three. His bond was raised to $8,500 from the $5,000 previously by Judge Donald Gleason. The U.S. Fidelity and Guaranty company, Baltimore, signed the bond papers. Preliminary hearing on the new charges was set for this Thursday. Today was to be the hearing on the old charges. The courtroom was filled with spectators. The hearing was short and routine with Defense Attorney William Morris, De Pere, making the pleas of innocent. Darling was in the courtroom. Shirley Mae was found dead on the morning of Nov. 1 in a ditch about two blocks from her home. Her body was still warm, and it has been estimated that she lived between three and four hours after being hit by a car at about 12:15...NAMED BY CORONER'S JURY: The same morning Darling surrendered to police when they entered his year to check on his station wagon. Two days later, District Attorney Robert Parins charged him with the death. On Nov. 5, a coroner's jury named Darling as the man who ran down the girl as she walked home from a bus after seeing a movie in Green Bay. Further, the coroner's jury found that Darling was under the influence of liquor at the time, and was driving in a careless and reckless and negligent manner. They reached the verdict after one hour and 10 minutes of deliberation. First degree manslaughter is "the killing of another, without design to affect death, by the act, procurement of culpable negligence of another, while such is engaged in the perpetration of a crime...not amounting to a felony, or in an attempt to perpetrate any such crime or misdemeanor, in cases where such killing would be murder under common law." The penalty is imprisonment in the state prison of not more than 10 years nor less than five. The original count of leaving the scene of an accident carried a penalty of a fine up to $5,000, imprisonment in the county jail for one year, or both. All three first counts had to be dismissed to bring the manslaughter charge against him plus the two counts of negligent homicide. Attorneys said that a warrant can be reduced in seriousness, but not stiffened, and that was the reason for the original dismissal.