PACKERS AT WORK FOR BEAR GAME IN CHICAGO SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Big Bay Blues are in the midst of a stiff week of training in preparation for the Chicago Bears' game at Cubs park on Sunday. Sitting in fourth place in the National league percentage table, the Packers are very much in
the running for stellar gridiron honors and a win over the
Halas-Sternaman combination would put Green Bay
very much in the gridiron spotlight. The Bears haven't
tasted defeat this season and their only tie game was
with the Bays here early this season. The Chicagoans
have bumped off everything that has come their way and
they haven't had a handpicked schedule either...ALL
WILL BE FIT: Members of the Green Bay squad realize
how important Sunday's game is and every wearer of
the blue and gold will be in there battling to the last
ditch. What's more there won't be a man on the squad
that isn't able to step into action and go the limit. The
injury jinx has been camping on the Packers' trail all
season. Ever since George Abramson hurt his knee in
the opening fracas against Iron Mountain, there has
been, at least, one or two gridders on the hospital list.
However, there ain't going to be such a thing as a
Packer hospital when it comes to face the Bears
Sunday. Rosatti's injured ankle has mended nicely and
the broken bone in Jack Harris' hand has knitted so well
that he will be able to feast on some Bear meat. Jugger
Earpe, O'Donnell, Flaherty and Lidberg will all be in
there to mix with the Bears. These players were
purposely kept out of the Louisville combat and the
others that did face the Colonels escaped without a
sign of a serious injury...LOTS OF PRACTICE: A
lengthy week of practice is ahead of the Big Bay Blues.
Aside from the regular morning workouts, there will be a
chalk talk at the Continuation school tonight and
another skull practice Friday evening. Everything
possible will be done this week to have the Packers
keyed up to their highest pitch when the whistle blows
Sunday afternoon. The team will leave here Saturday
morning at 7 a.m. over the C. & N.W. A special parlor
car will be attached to this train for the Packers. During
their sojourn in Chicago, the Green Bay footballers will
headquarter at the Parkway. This is the same hotel
where they have put up for the last two years when in
the Windy City for a tilt with the Bears.
ROCK ISLAND ELEVEN ON FINANCIAL ROCKS;
QUITS PYLE'S WHEEL
NOVEMBER 16 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals, idle
Sunday because of rain, will be in better condition for
the encounter with the Louisville club, which has failed
to win a game to date. In addition O'Brien has signed Duke Slater, Iowa All-American tackle, and Wiederquist to strengthen his line. Both have been members of the American league Rock Island team, which is the latest team to drop out of Pyle's league, leaving only five members, with two of these, the Boston Bulldogs and Wilson's Wildcats, traveling teams.
PACKERS TO BE GUESTS OF GYROS THIS EVENING
NOVEMBER 16 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Members of the Green Bay Packers football team will be the guests of the Gyro club at a banquet at 7 o'clock this evening in the Beaumont Hotel, Attic room. A special program has been arranged for the entertainment of the football players. One of the features will be Tom Griffin, celebrated "yodeling blue" singer, who opens a day's engagement at the Strand theater here this evening. Griffin is coming here direct from the Oriental theater, Chicago, where he scored a big hit with his "Blues" songs. Another feature is the crack Greenwich Gardens' orchestra which will furnish the music. All Gyros are urged to attend.
BOBBIE CAHN WILL REFEREE PACKER-BEAR ARGUMENT
NOVEMBER 17 (Chicago) - Staid old Chicago accustomed to always seeing the best that is going on in the amusement line doesn't very often get "het" up over a professional football game but just the same there is considerable talk in sport circles about the encounter at Cubs park on Sunday afternoon between the undefeated Bears and the Green Bay Packers. The Badger state champions have a big following in this city. The average football fan likes to see Wisconsin boys perform because they are past masters in the art of forward passing. It is the open game that grandstanders like to see because when the air is full of footballs they know what is going on all the time...BUMPED OFF CARDINALS: Three weeks ago, the Green bay team invaded Chicago and exhibited its football wares on the South side to the extent that the Cardinals took a 3 to 0 lacing. It isn't often that Chris O'Brien's team takes a tumbling from an out of town team but this was one of the times that it happened and Bear scouts, who glimpsed the game hurried back to Halas-Sternaman headquarters with the reports that the Bruins would do well to eye up the Green Bayians for the next several contests. So the Bruin bosses unloosed the strap on their bank roll and assigned one of the scouts to camp on the Packers' trail. This he did. He saw the Bays whip Milwaukee, 21 to 0, in the Badgers' own backyard while the best the Bears could do was a 10 to 7 win...WATCHED LOUISVILLE GAME: Last Sunday, the Bear "glimpse artist" hit the trail for Green Bay to see the Packers mix with the Louisville Colonels. The Bruin bosses figured this would be a dress parade for this Sunday's game and the scout was instructed to wear out several pencils taking down notes. But the Bear plans went astray. Aside from several "made to order" forward passes he didn't sniff a thing. What's more he flashed back the report that the Packers, aside from playing under cover all the way, kept six of the players who have been performing regularly this fall on the sidelines, evidently saving them for the combat on Sunday. The Bears' nest is expecting a battle. The players figure that a win over Green Bay will just about cinch the championship but they aren't counting their chickens before they are hatched. Daily practice is on tap although the drills are shortened up a bit because several of the regulars have shown signs of being a bit stale...BIG CROWD FORECAST: The Bear management is making arrangements to handle on the biggest crowds of the season. The game is being advertised as being between the two best pro grid teams in the middle west and the smart Bruins have plastered the South side with signs bearing the following caption: "Come to Cubs park, Sunday, and see the team that beat the Cardinals." The Cards are playing the Louisville Colonels, a team that both the Bears and Packers have stepped on.
NOVEMBER 17 (Columbus, OH) - President Joe Carr of the NFL has named Bobby Cahn to referee the Green Bay Packer-Chicago Bear game in Chicago on Sunday. This contest is considered one of the most important of the season. George Lawton of Detroit will umpire and Bill (Horse) Edwards of South Bend is to be the Head Linesman.
GREEN BAY PACKERS BANQUET GUESTS OF GYRO CLUB MEMBERS
NOVEMBER 17 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Gyro club was host to the Green Bay Packers' football squad at a banquet last evening at the Beaumont hotel. The Packer team, Green Bay's entry in the National Professional Football league, leaves Saturday for three games away from home and the Gyros wished them success in their three remaining games with the Chicago Bears, Frankford Yellowjackets and Detroit Panthers, respectively. A.B. Turnbull, president of the Football corporation, introduced the players to the service club members, and Dr. W. Webber Kelly, one of the directors of the football club and team physician, gave a short talk. The physician praised the spirit of the team and the cooperation from Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin fans and said this splendid cooperation had given Green Bay, a small city, a brand of football equaled by few cities of the country...PRAISES CAPTAIN LAMBEAU: "A deal of this credit for putting Green Bay on the football map belongs to Curly Lambeau," declared the director. "Curly had been instrumental in developing our great teams, and it is due to his untiring efforts that we have an eleven that can hold its own with the best clubs in the country. Curly has instilled a fine spirit among the players and everyone of them gives the best in him for Green Bay. A fighting team is seldom beaten - we have a fighting team and when the season ends we will be near the top of the percentage column with the best of them." Dr. Kelly pleaded for a continuance of the fans' cooperation so that Green Bay could have a great football next year and concluded by telling the Gyros a team secret and asked them not to breathe a word of it until next week...PRESENT FOOTBALL TO TEAM: The football won by the Packers' in the Cardinal game at Chicago was presented to Captain Lambeau last evening by the Gyros. The ball disappeared after the Cardinal victory and the Packer leader, who treasured it highly, was aggrieved at the loss. The ball was taken from the captain's room, by whom no one knows, but anyway it was given to the Gyros to return to him last evening. The Greenwich Gardens' 7-piece orchestra furnished music during the banquet and afterward, and "Smitty" delighted with several solos. Their excellent music made a big hit with the players and Gyros. Tom Griffin, the "yodeling blue" singer, now appearing at the Strand theater, sang several "blue" songs and responded to a number of encores. His offerings were heartily applauded and were well chosen for the occasion. He was accompanied by Mrs. Lee R. Smith, pianist at the Stand.