Green Bay Press-Gazette from Green Bay, Wisconsin on September 21, 1969 · Page 103
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WW! WWWW:' imnii him i mssEeSzzuuKmmm All-Time Packer Mwwi mm i' in, , 1.1 1 u..n ;" . : ,.w.... ,. . .,, ,,,,,. J' .: ... : ' ' V. ' "' .' ... . - ... ' ,. . Green Bay Press-Gazette Sunday, Sept. 21, 1969 R.,. From Page 5 in m t X Executives Influenced Packer Development mediate action on this matter j this was not entirely unexpected." lie was as good as his word. Five days later, he announced that Gene Ronzani, a one-time enemy as a member of the Chicago Bears, had been hired as the second head coach in Packer history. Fischer resigned following the 1952 season, most successful (6-6) of Ronzani's regime, and was succeeded by Russell W. Bogda, son of a pioneer Green Bay auto dealer. Financial Hump Because the Packers now were getting over the financial hump, and because they hired a full-time general manager for the first time in 1954 when punting immortal Verne Lewellen was named to the post, Bogda's tenure was somewhat less hectic than that of his predecessors. But it was marked by one of the most significant devel opments in the team's history the campaign for and eventual construction of City Stadium, since renamed Lambeau Field following the death of the club's co-founder and longtime coach. Leicht, a prime mover in that vital project as head of the cor poration's stadium committee, says in reflection, "Without it, we wouldn't be in the league today. We just had to have it. "At that time, the capacity of old City Stadium was only 24,800 and we were getting to a point whore we couldn't pay the visiting teams what they were paying us. "So we started out with 32,000 seats in the new one. That put us pretty close and we've been Increasing it ever since. When we went to 32,000, we were almost even with the other teams around the league because, even though they had stadiums with larger seating capacities, they weren t drawing capacity crowds. I "Once we decided to go ahead with it, there was no more backing out. That's when we knew we were in it for good . . . We had so much at stake." Dominic Olejnlczak, a five-term mayor of Green Bay, be came president upon Kogdas death In 1958 and still occupies the presidential chair. Extravagant Dreams Unquestionably, the major contribution of his admin istration, already the second longest in Packer history, was inducing Vince Lombardi to abandon the concrete canyons of New York for Green Bay. What followed far exceeded the faithful's most extravagant dreams. From a 1-10-1 record in 1958, the year prior to his coming, the tireless Italian escorted the Packers to five National Football League championships In seven seasons, a record without parallel In league history. i A happy concomitant was unprecedented prosperity, which has made the once precarious franchise among the most stable in all of professional football and the name "Green Bay" sym-onymous with excellence. Jess Whittenton, DB -47- GORDON RULE Defensive Back Dartmouth Height 6-2, Weight 183 Born in Chandler, Ariz., 23 years old Second year in pro football . . . drafted 11th by Packers for 1968 . . . activated for last game of 68 season . . . can play either corner or safety . . . named to the All-Ivy and All-East teams at Dartmouth . . . also competed in track . . . hard nosed tackier and good competitor. Residence. Chandler, Arizona. -45- JOHN ROWSER Defensive Back Michigan Height 6-1, Weight 185 Born in Detroit, Mich., April 21, 1911 3rd year . . . Drafted in third round for 1967 . . . 10.2 speed in 100 .. . 4.6 in 40 . . . Ran track at Michigan . . . Broad jumped over 25 feet . . . Hard hitter . . . Tough tackier who plays well on special teams . . . Can play either cornerback or safety . . . Native of Detroit, Michigan. hiir yafl saw Saving a couple of precious yards between the enemy and your goal line can mean the difference between winning and losing. 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