The Bays will reach the shore in time for supper and the squad is to headquarter at the Seaside hotel. The Bays will remain in Atlantic City until Friday afternoon when they journey to Philadelphia and board the Liberty Limited, a crack Pennsylvania train, which will bring the team into Chicago Saturday morning and the Bays will again stop at the Knickerbocker hotel over Sunday for the game with the Bears.
DIRECTORS TO MEET
NOV 18 (Green Bay) - A meeting of the Green Bay Football corporation board of directors will be held tonight at The Press-Gazette at 7:45. Some important matters are to be discussed and President Leland H. Joannes urges all members of the board to be present.
SORT OF HOMECOMING
NOV 18 (New York) - When the Green Bay Packers, fighting to retain their lead in the National professional league standings, invade the Polo grounds Sunday afternoon to meet the New York Giants, the occasion will be in the nature of a homecoming for several Green Bay players. Three veteran linemen and one of the Bays' star backs formerly played with the Giants, which means there will be four men on the field who will attempt to insert an element of reverse English into the New York celebration. Fay (Mule) Wilson, halfback; Richard (Dick) Stahlman, Cal Hubbard, tackles; and Rudy Comstock, guard, are the Packers who rate as "alumni" of the New York Giants, but who will be working to upset the pennant hopes of their "alma mater". Another Green Bay angle will enter the picture, in that Richard (Red) Smith, one time Packer star, will represent New York against Green Bay, holding down his usual backfield post for the Giants. Smith is a product of Combined Locks, near Kaukauna, Wis., and now is coaching at Seton Hall, an eastern academy. Three times in the past have the Packers invaded the Polo grounds, and they hold a slight victory edge over the Giants. In 1928 Green Bay won a hard fought 7 to 0 victory, but the following year, when the Packers were undefeated, they romped to a 20 to 6 win over their formidable rivals. Last year Green Bay was dumped at New York in a game which nearly cost a pennant, 13 to 6.
PACKERS, WITH RECORD OF 40 WINS, 4 DEFEATS PLAY EASTERN TEAMS
NOV 18 (Green Bay) - There are football teams and football teams - but a professional team from a comparatively small city in Wisconsin has won the championship of the National Professional Football League for two successive years, and has only been defeated four times in 44 games. The four games the Green Bay Packers lost were against the New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Chicago Cardinals twice. In twice, and the Chicago Bears, led by Red Grange, three times. The Packers were the only team in the history of the National "Pro" League to win the championship two successive times. The Packers have played and won nine out of ten games this season. They left Green Bay the other day for an extensive road trip through the east. They are scheduled to play pro league teams in New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and Portsmouth, O. They will be on the road four weeks, but the Green Bay and Wisconsin pro football fans are confident that when they return here they will have another national championship in their duffle bags. The Packers are coached by Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, a football pupil of Rockne and a halfback running mate of George Gipp. Heartley Anderson, present Notre Dame coach, was a lineman on that team. Lambeau is a Green Bay boy. When the season ends early in December, Lambeau immediately begins building for the following season, and looks over the field of pro prospects - men who will graduate the following June. Coach Lambeau has the knack of taking players cast off by other pro teams and making stars out of them; he also can take some player from a secondary school and groom him to compete with the best in the country. The Packers' personnel changes from year to year. Every fall sees from five to six new faces in the squad. This year the Packers have such newcomers as Hank Bruder, star Northwestern back last year; Russell Saunders, All-America halfback at Southern California in 1929; Frank Baker, All-America end at Northwestern in 1930; Roger Grove, star quarterback from Michigan State; Milton Gantenbein of La Crosse, Wis., captain and All-Conference end on the Wisconsin varsity last year, and Waldo E. Don Carlos, center at Drake in 1930. Reputations earned in college mean nothing to the paid gridders. They take great delight in tossing some highly press-agented All-America chap for a loss. One of the best pro backfield prospects in years as far as the Packers are concerned is Saunders. Saunders, who ran through the whole Notre Dame team for 95 yards in that historic Chicago game in 1929, is not only a shifty runner, but a smart defensive player and has won a home here. The Packer players come from 20 different college and universities. When they come to Green Bay they are taught a modified Notre Dame system of football and so far it has been almost unstoppable. The squad has 10 All-America players on it. They include Red Sleight, Purdue, '29; Cal Hubbard, Geneva, '25; Lavvie Dilweg, Marquette, '28; Frank Baker, Northwestern, '30; Russell Saunders, Southern California, '29; Nate Barrager, Southern California, '29; Tom Nash, Georgia, '27; Hurdis McCrary, Georgia, '28, and Red Dunn, Marquette, '26. The Packer games, played at City Stadium here, attract from 10,000 to 16,000 fans from all over Wisconsin and upper Michigan. For the Bear game, early this season, the stadium was sold out and 5,000 requests for tickets were returned. The Green Bay Football Corporation owns the Packers. The corporation, a non-profit organization, is composed of Green Bay citizens. They come from all walks of life - barbers, railroad brakemen and conductors, machinists, paper mill workers, physicians and surgeons, dentists and lawyers. The affairs of the club are administered by a board of directors elected each year by the stockholders. The president is usually some leading business or professional man, who serves without pay. If there are any profits at the end of the season, part is turned over to the American Legion, part of it is put back into the stadium, which was built with pro football profits and which the high school teams use, and part is put into the club treasury for use on a "rainy day".
PACKERS LEAVE ON TRIP EAST; 200 AT STATION
NOV 19 (Green Bay) - With the music of the Green Bay Legion band and cheers on an enthusiastic crowd of 200 ringing in their ears, the Green bay Packer football squad pulled out of the Milwaukee road station here shortly after noon today, headed for New York, where Sunday they meet the Giants in the first game of three on an eastern invasion. The championship hopes of the Packers will hinge on the eastern trip. Victories in the three games are needed to keep them on top in the race for a third National league crown. The team is in good shape for the trip. Lewellen, who has been out with an injured shoulder, may not be able to play Sunday but he will be ready for the Thanksgiving day game at Providence. All of the others are in perfect condition. As the squad pulled out, they were grumbling a bit about the officials selected by President Joe F. Carr of the National loop, for the game in New York. The officials are: Referee, Tom Thorpe, Columbia; Umpire, Major C.A. Mumma, West Point; Field Judge James C. Tewhill, Fordham, and Head Linesman, John Reardon, New York...THORP IS O.K.: The Packers are well satisfied with Thorp. He handled the Bays' game in Stapleton last fall and turned in a good job. Major Mumma formerly worked in the Western Conference and he was the center of a dispute in a Michigan-Wisconsin game some years back. Tewhill has been working in the National league but he has never handled any Packer games. John Reardon, the head linesman, is the official who has started the Packers growling. He worked on the sticks in the game last year in New York and several of his decisions, particularly on goal line rushes, looked very much off color to the Packer players and followers. President Carr had been requested by the Packer management not to assign Reardon to the New York game but evidently the league executive had a mind of his own on the matter...WILL TALK TO REARDON: There is little the Football corporation can do about the selection of Reardon as President Carr rules supreme in the choice of officials. However, a telegraphic protest has been filed with the league president and Coach E.L. Lambeau promises to have a "heart to heart" talk with Reardon before the whistle blows Sunday for the game at the Polo grounds. In point scoring, the Packers have quite an edge on the Giants. The Bays have counted 226 in ten contests while the Giants have chalked up 94 in nine games. The Packers have held their opponents to 63 points while 65 have been marked up against the New Yorkers.
PACKERS HEAD EASTWARD FOR GAME AT N.Y.
NOV 20 (Altoona, PA) - Such a thing as the famous "horseshoe curve" on the Pennsylvania railroad line doesn't mean much to the Packer football squad as the majority of the players stayed in their berths as the train went around the "U" about 8 o'clock this morning. However, Bud Jorgenson, the Packers' property man, who has made this eastern trip about a half dozen times, personally conducted a few of the early risers back int the observation car and looked things over on the great bend before coming to Altoona...NOT TOO EXCITING: The trip so far has not been over exciting. There was no hitch on train connections in Chicago despite the fact that the Packers only had 15 minutes to spare. The Milwaukee train arrived on time and the players hustled across the union station and boarded the crack Pennsylvania train which is scheduled to arrive in New York this afternoon at 3:50. From the speed it picked up during the night, the Limited should reach Gotham ahead of time. On arriving in New York, the players will go immediately to the Lincoln hotel where the Packer squad will stop during its stay in the metropolis. No practice is planned for this afternoon but Coach E.L. Lambeau will have the team out bright and early Saturday morning. Arrangements have been made to drill at the Dewitt Clinton high school field. This is the