PACKERS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR THANKSGIVING DAY BATTLE
NOVEMBER 23 (Niagara Falls, NY) - Little the worse for their He-man's encounter with the Bears in Chicago on Sunday, the Badger state champions spent
Monday afternoon and evening here seeing some of the
sights. The gang is in fair shape. Lewellen has partly
recovered from his manhandling at the hands of Brute
Trafton and Co. Sunday, and he is certain to start in the
Thanksgiving Day battle at Philadelphia against the
Yellowjackets. Purdy got a bad banging in the free-for-
all with the Bruins, and he is somewhat cut up. His face
looks like a checker board and, according to E. Pid,
sitting isn't any too comfortable as a result of some foot
marks by the Halas-Sternaman combination. Some of
the other players were stiff and sore from playing on the
frozen gridiron, but it is safe to say every one of the
eighteen players will be fit for the whistle on Turkey Day.
..MACAULIFFE GROUCHY: The Bay aren't feeling so
good about the 19 to 13 loss at Chicago, as they figure
that they had a well-earned shade on the Bears. The
breaks of the game all went against the Packers, and if
there has been a groan once, there has been a moan a
thousand times about that fumble in the final period.
That turned victory into defeat for the Packers.
MacAuliffe is grouchy as a bear, because he blames
himself for losing the game, on the kickoff following
Driscoll's touchdown in the final stanza. Mac tucked the
cowhide under his arm and started goalward. Thanks to
the splendid blocking by his teammates, he was
practically in the open with only Driscoll between him
and a touchdown. The former Beloit sidestepped Paddy
but in doing so slipped on the icy gridiron and Trafton,
skating about ten yards behind, came up and hopped
on the Packer. It was just another one of those breaks
that went the wrong way for Capt. Lambeau's team. The
Packers know they have got another job on their hands
in the Philadelphia game, but they don't figure the
Yellowjackets quite as strong as the Bears, although
Chamberlain's crew has been showing a slashing
offensive all season. Last Saturday they humbled
Dayton by an overwhelming score...SEE NIAGARA
FALLS: The trip from Chicago to Niagara Falls was
without incident, the squad arrived here about 2 p.m.
Monday afternoon, and the players lost little time
making the rounds. It was the first trip to Niagara Falls
for nearly all the players. According to schedule, the
Bays will work out in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon
and again Wednesday morning. The Yellowjackets'
management has offered the boys use of the Frankford
Stadium. Several members of the squad, who went into
Buffalo, ran across the advance guard of the Duluth
Eskimos, who are booked to play the Rangers in the
Bison City on Thursday. The Polar Bears looked a bit
haggard, as a result of their eight weeks on the road,
and one of the Rooney boys said that when he got back
to Duluth, he was going to burn up his traveling bag and
call quits as a football tourist. He added that a visiting
team is generally about 14 points behind before the
game starts on account of home officials and to this
the Packers agreed unanimously, as they won't forget
about a few things that happened in the Bear game for
a long while. According to Capt. Lambeau, there will be
no change in his starting lineup against Philadelphia.
This means that O'Donnell and Flaherty will be at the
ends, Cahoon and Rosatti at the tackles, while the
center trio will be made up of Woodin, Gardner and
Earpe. Lewellen, Purdy, Lidberg and Harris will cavort
behind the line stop.
NOVEMBER 23 (Philadelphia) - The Green Bay Packer
football team, 18 strong, arrived here at 9:25 o'clock
this morning. The Packers' headquarters are at the
Adelphia hotel. Their first workout for the Green Bay-
Philadelphia game will be held in Frankford stadium this
afternoon. The Packers will get the kinks out of their
legs and rehearse several new plays for the Yellow
CHICAGOAN PRAISES GREAT GAME STAGED BY GREEN BAY TEAM
NOVEMBER 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A telegram praising the game fight put up by the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bear football team at Cubs' park last Sunday, was received today by The Press-Gazette from George L. Parker, Chicago. Inquiry failed to reveal Mr. Parker's identity, but officials of the Green Bay Football corporation when shown the telegram ventured the opinion that it was from a Chicago fan, who was greatly impressed with the showing the Packers made against the league leaders. The telegram follows:
"Chicago, Ill., November 22, 1926
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Green Bay, Wis.
Saw the greatest football squad that I have ever seen in action go down to defeat on a fumble. Our Chicago Bears were outclassed in every way.
George L. Parker, Chicago."
JACKETS' NEXT FOE GREEN BAY PACKERS
NOVEMBER 23 (Philadelphia Inquirer) - Frankford Yellowjackets are now beginning the real part of their football schedule. The big Northeast machine has five games yet to play and if they win them all there is little question of their being crowned professional football champions of America. On Turkey Day Guy Chamberlain and his players stack up against the Green Bay Packers, a colorful aggregation from Wisconsin that only bowed to the Chicago Bears, 19 to 13, on Sunday, after one of the hardest games seen in the National League all year.
PACKERS WORKOUT FOR THANKSGIVING GAME IN QUAKER CITY
NOVEMBER 24 (Philadelphia) - The Packer squad indulged in a snappy workout at Frankford field Tuesday in preparation for the Thanksgiving day conflict with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets. The Frankford gridiron in in splendid condition and, unless there is a rain overnight, the field should be productive of fast play. A lot of talk is being heard around town about the game and the Bays have been getting more than their share of publicity in the leading papers of Quakertown. The sport scribes are making a great play about the Green Bay-Bear game and several stories carried the remarks that, according to those who saw the combat in Chicago, the Green Bayians had a considerable edge over the Bruins who were mighty lucky to win by a long touchdown margin...EXPECT BIG CROWD: According to Bob Haines, secretary of the Frankford A.A., Thursday's game will draw the biggest crowd of the season. The Yellowjackets have championship hopes as they figure on taking both the Packers and Bears into camp and then having it out with Pottsville on a neutral field. According to Guy Chamberlain, Yellowjackets coach, he is willing top play Pottsville anywhere in the country aside from Pottsville. The Bays stood the long jump into Philadelphia in good shape and the workouts have shaken off the players' travel legs. The only casualty of the trip was Purdy's hat. He lost it while rubbering out of the window at a big bend in the mountains. He is wearing a cap now with a string attached. Lewellen is coming out of his walloping in the Bear game nicely. Lew still has about a hundred and one sore spots, but when the whistle blows Thursday, he will be in there going harder than ever. President Joe Carr of the NFL has named a trio of non-Philadelphia officials for the game. John Hennessey of Brooklyn is to referee, Bill Lilly of Baltimore will be the umpire and Harry Saul of Harrisburg will be the head linesman...CARR MAY ATTEND: According to Yellowjacket officials, there is a chance that President Carr will be here for Thursday's game. The opposition league was billed for a game here, the Quakers playing Grange's New York team but Tuesday this contest was shifted to Gotham. The opinion here is that Pyle's league is on its last legs as the New York club is the only spoke in the wheel making any money. The Packer squad took in the Sesquicentennial exposition Tuesday evening but they didn't say out there very long. The exposition appears to be all through and there wasn't much excitement to be found. The midway has practically closed up shop and this has taken the life out of the big show. A number of former Wisconsinites, who are living in Philadelphia, dropped in at the hotel to pay their respects and they will all be out at Frankford field Thursday, pulling for the Bays. According to the advance dope, the Packers will have to watch Bruder and Moran, a pair of the Philadelphia backs, pretty close. Moran has only been out of college a year while Bruder starred with the Buffalo club last year. He is said to be a bonecrushing fullback. Smythe, with Rochester in 1925, is another Yellowjacket star. Green Bay fans will remember him as the gridder who ran 90 yards down the field against Green Bay with no one laying a hand on him. He was around the hotel and wanted to know if the Packers still played in the sand pit.