SEPT 11 (Green Bay) - A quick check of early ballots in the search for the All-Time Green Bay Packer team provided some interesting results. Off to a quick lead for the end nominations have been Don Hutson and Lavern Dilweg, with Cub Buck and Cal Hubbard about even in tackle nominations. An interesting contest has developed for the nomination of an All-Time Packer center, with three former stars leading early balloting. They were Jug Earp, George Svendsen and Charlie Brock. Two all-time favorites of Green Bay Packer fans moved into an early lead for guard nominations with Tuesday morning returns. Mike Michalske and Buckets Goldenberg have assumed a slight lead over several other rivals. The suggestions for an all-time backfield give indications for strong races among seven or eight possible choices thus far. Early ballots point to quarterbacks Arnie Herber, Red Dunn and Tobin Rote. The halfback choices, thus far, have been confined to Tony Canadeo, Johnny Blood and Verne Lewellen, while the single choice in ballots received Tuesday for fullback was Clarke Hinkle. Football fans of Northeastern Wisconsin were reminded Tuesday that the choice of the All-Time Packer team was strictly up to them. All that is needed for voting is the ballot found above. Fans are encouraged to discuss their choices with friends and fellow Packer-Backers. Entries will be accepted at the Press-Gazette until Sunday, Sept. 22. The final lineup of the All-Time Green Bay Packer team is to be announced in the Press-Gazette’s Packer Souvenir edition on Friday, Sept. 27.
NO KIDS IN NEW STADIUM WITHOUT TICKETS
SEPT 11 (Green Bay) - Attention parents and youngsters: The Packers announced today that no child will be permitted in the new stadium with a ticket. At the old stadium, youngsters were allowed to sit on the laps of their parents. It was reminded that the stadium had a special kids’ section, with seats selling there for 75 cents. No spectators will be allowed on the field and there will no “standing room” in the stands. Also, children will need Packer Backer Stadium Buttons to gain admittance to the old stadium Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28 to see the dedication program featuring Matt (Gunsmoke) Dillon. If you still haven’t purchased a Packer Backer button yet, you can send $1.00 and a self-addressed envelope to the Press-Gazette and you will receive one in the mail the next day.
PACKERS WAY AHEAD - ON BROWNS' DEAL; GIANTS, LIONS PICKED
SEPT 12 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Packers-Browns pro football trade of last spring has taken an odd bounce. Green Bay has kept all six of the players it obtained; Cleveland has only a halfback in the United States Army in Germany. Lisle Blackbourn decidedly strengthened his team, especially on defense, with Sam Palumbo, John Petitbon, Billy Kinard, Carlton Massey, Vito Parilli and John Macerelli. Paul Brown got nothing out of Bob Garrett, who retired, and finally traded Roger Zatkoff to Detroit after two false starts. Brown now is left with nothing to show on his roster but a future draft choice of Detroit's and halfback Lew Carpenter, a former Lion. The Browns ever agreed as part of the deal to pay Carpenter's plane transportation home when he gets out...In the early going, the Packers may have also the edge in their six player swap with Detroit. Back Don McIlhenny and linemen Oliver Spencer, Jim Salsbury and Norm Masters look like regulars with Green Bay. Val Joe Walker, defensive back, is having difficulties making Detroit's team and quarterback Tobin Rote has done little except inspire Bobby Layne to some fine performances.
X-RAY HORNUNG'S FOOT; GREEN TO GET MAJOR TEST
SEPT 12 (Greensboro, NC-Green Bay Press-Gazette) – Packer Coach Liz Blackbourn’s plans to give quarterback Paul Hornung a thorough tryout at left halfback were given a jolt yesterday when Hornung injured his foot in practice. The foot was puffed up this morning and X-rays were to be taken today. Hornung was injured when a lineman stepped on his foot while the versatile back was carrying the ball through the line. Blackbourn said he’s hopeful that Hornung will be “okay but we’re taking X-rays just to be sure.” If he can go, Hornung will get his first good shot at left halfback when the Packers go after their fifth straight non-league victory against the Washington Redskins at Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday night. Also due for a thorough trial at left half but also injured is Credell Green, the Washington star who has played little in the last three games. Green has a bruised leg, but is expected to be at top speed. Blackbourn said he’ll start Ron Quillian, a rookie who has played off and on, at fullback. Hornung or Green will be at left half, Ron Kramer at slot back and Bart Starr at quarterback. One of the big test jobs in the line will be Dalton Truax, the high draft pick, who will start at left guard. Truax, one of the All Star players who reported late, has played little. An All Star teammate, left offensive tackle Carl Vereen, played the entire game against the New York Giants last Saturday. Blackbourn announced that four players will miss the Washington game because of injuries – Tom Bettis, Al Carmichael, Dave Hanner and George Belotti. Hornung’s status will depend on the X-rays. With Bettis out, Blackbourn plans to use four defensive ends in the game at the same time – John Martinkovic, Nate Borden, Carlton Massey and John Nisby, who will be in and out of a six-man line in front of Bill Forester and Sam Palumbo. Saturday night’s game will be the last test for a number of Packers. Blackbourn must cut the squad to 38 players – not counting service players, by Sunday, Sept. 15. The Bays will fly out of Greensboro Sunday morning and arrive in Green Bay Sunday afternoon. They’ll conduct their first drills at the new practice fields near the new stadium Monday, preparing for the final non-league game against Pittsburgh in Minneapolis Saturday night, Sept. 21.
FEES SET FOR PARKING AT NEW CITY STADIUM
SEPT 12 (Green Bay) - Parking fees of 50 cents for cars and $2 for chartered buses were set for the 6,800-car parking lot at the new stadium by the Stadium Commission Wednesday night. The action came during a session devoted to final project details and parking and traffic planning. The commission met with Lt. Harry Bultman, head of the city police traffic division, Laurence Koeppen, county traffic patrol director, and City Engineer F.J. Euclide to study a map of the parking lot and traffic entrances. Euclide said his department planned to print a map of highways and streets leading to the stadium along with a chart of the parking lot for wide distribution before the first Packer game Sept. 29. The chart will show lettered areas of the lot and best routes to reach them…WILL STUDY PROBLEM: Bultman and Koeppen plan a series of meetings to tackle the problem of moving game traffic. The parking fees established will cover the entire lot except for 75 spaces reserved for official parking and the working press and 55 spaces reserved for Packer players. The commission dropped a proposition for reserving season spaces for $4 fee. The parking lot will have three entrances from the east on a 60-wide extension of S. Oneida Street, an entrance on the west off Ridge Road, and an entrance from the south off Valley View Road, which runs east from Ridge Road. City and chartered buses will use the latter entrance and leave on a Ridge Road exit, used as an entrance to the area for official parking. The commission presently is recruiting men to work on the parking lot. Applications may be obtained at the mayor’s office. The men will be paid $1.50 hourly with additional pay for those employed as supervisors or cashiers…TWO JOBS BEHIND: The commission received but took no action on a request for extension of completion dates on two stadium contracts from Sept. 15 to Oct. 1. The change was requested by George M. Hougard, general contractor, and Harry G. Anderson, plumbing contractor, because of time lost during carpenters and plumbers strikes. Change orders of $1,835 and $718 for paving and concession enclosures were approved, and the commission made plans to obtain restroom supplies, trash containers and fire extinguishers.
DON’T JUST TALK ABOUT IT, SEND IN YOUR ALL-TIME PACKER BALLOT
SEPT 12 (Green Bay) – Have you entered your 11 choices for the All Time Green Bay Packer citation? Answers to the ballot form run each day in the Press-Gazette picked up in tempo with Wednesday’s mailing but the number of votes received thus far would make ultimate choices anything but conclusive. From conversations and discussions at coffee houses around the greater Green Bay area, a considerable interest has been aroused by the quest for an “all time” Packer team. However, it appears that the fans who saw and remember the “great ones” of another decade or two have been content to discuss who they think was the greatest at a given position but haven’t filled out their ballots yet. To date, more than 25 different players have been nominated for the All Time title, with a dominant number of total votes cast for end Don Hutson and fullback Clarke Hinkle. Leading the field in choices for the all-time linemen are tackles Cub Buck and Cal Hubbard, guards Mike Michalske and Buckets Goldenberg, with the center assignment a tossup among Jug Earp, George Svendsen and Charlie Brock. Leading the nominees in the backfield are Hinkle at fullback; Blood, Verne Lewellen, Tony Canadeo, Joe Laws and Cecil Isbell at halfback, and Red Dunn with a slight edge over Arnie Herber at quarterback. Leading the end nominees are Hutson, Laverne Dilweg and Milt Gantenbein. The case of Isbell has been an interesting one, with almost half of the ballots indicating his name in a quarterback role. These votes have been counted for him at halfback, the position he played with the Packers from the 1938 through the 1942 seasons. Fans are urged to cast their ballots for the 11 men they consider worthy of the all-time selection as soon as possible. All nominations will be accepted at the Press-Gazette until Sunday, Sept. 22.
STADIUM FETE CHAIRMAN DENIES DEMOCRATS’ ‘GOP RALLY CHARGE’
SEPT 12 (Green Bay) – Charges that the Sept. 29 dedication of new City Stadium was to be a Republican “political rally” and a denial of any political motives were exchanged today by a spokesman for Brown County Democrats and a co-chairman of the dedication program. The accusation came from John Reynolds, Jr., Green Bay, to a Democratic state executive committee member, who voiced criticism of the program heard in Green Bay party circles during the past week. Reynolds charged the dedication committee, acting under the direction of a Republican-controlled Association of Commerce, had refused to invite Wisconsin’s two senators while inviting Gov. Vernon Thomson and Rep. John Byrnes, both Republicans, to take part in the opening day program. Democratic concern, of course, was over the lack of an invitation to recently-elected Sen. William Proxmire. Sen. Alexander Wiley is in Europe. Dominic Olejniczak, who with L.H. Joannes, is heading the dedication program, replied by accusing Reynolds of being the only one who has introduced politics into the dedication. The decision to limit invitations to two office-holders was made because of limited time on the program and was made well before the July senatorial primary, Olejniczak said. Reynolds took note of the possibility that Vice President Richard Nixon will be in Green Bay for the dedication in making his political rally charge. Oleniczak replied that his committee was informed some months ago that Nixon might be accepting speaking engagements this fall and that such an appearance “would help to center national attention on Green Bay that weekend.” “The failure to invite the two leading citizens of Wisconsin is the result of the determination of the Republican-controlled Association of Commerce to turn the dedication ceremony into a political rally to promote the political ambitions of John W. Byrnes. They have chosen to snub Mr. Wiley and Mr. Proxmire because their views do not coincide with theirs and those of the Republican Party of Brown County. The3 dedication committee is taking unfair advantage of their position of trust,” Reynolds said. Olejniczak maintained that Thomson was invited as governor “because the Packers are considered a Wisconsin as well as a Green Bay team.” Byrnes was invited on the direct suggestion of Bert Bell, NFL Commissioner, because of the congressman’s role in the sports anti-trust hearings in the recent congressional session, he said. “Mr. Reynolds doesn’t have to attack the Association of Commerce or anyone else. He can address his remarks to me and Mr. Joannes, who have made these decisions,” Olejniczak said. “The only person who has initiated the idea of making the stadium dedication into a political rally is Mr. Reynolds himself, whose interest in this matter became apparent only after Mr. Proxmire was elected senator. The committee regrets that Mr. Reynolds has the wrong impression. Politics has not and will not be injected into the stadium dedication program.” Not inviting the senators, Reynolds said, could be bad for Green Bay and its efforts for a new post office, harbor developments and legislation favorable to professional football. The dedication program was designed to advertise civic backing of the Packers in building a new stadium and it was an insult to football fans “for the Republican organization and the Association of Commerce to use this dedication for political purposes,” he said. Democratic criticism over the lack of an invitation for Proxmire has been smoldering the past week, and it was learned that efforts will be made to get Mayor Otto Rachals or the City Council to intervene. Rachals, who returned to his office today after attending a mayors conference in New York, said he had not yet been contacted. “There is no time on the stadium dedication program for political speeches,” Rachals said.