January 1 – Signed draft choices E Clair Appledoorn and E Paul Yanke.

January 2 – Chet Soda resigned as president and general manager.

January 4 – Ed McGah named team president. Bud Hastings named acting general manager.

January 15 – Owners Ed McGah, Robert Osborne, and Wayne Valley bought out Don Blessing, Charles Harney, Roger Lapham, Wallace Marsh, and Chet Soda. McGah confirmed as president. Valley named vice president and Osborne named treasurer.

January 17 – Signed draft choices E Jerry Burch and E Bob Coolbaugh. Signed free agent HB Oneal Cuttery.