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THEMICHIGANDAILY

Heikkinen, Harmon, Evashevski Make A.P. All-Big Te

n Team

Coaches Pick
Veteran Line,
Young Backs
Michigan Is Only Eleven
To Place Trio; Purdue,
Wisconsin Land Two
Three Michigan players, Ralph
Heikkinen at guard, Tom Harmon
at halfback, and Forest Evashevski
at quarterback, were awarded first
team positions on the All-Big Ten
chosen by the Conference coaches
for The Associated Press, it was an-
nounced yesterday.
Harmon and Evashevski were the
only sophomores on the first eleven,
Another All-American
New honors came to Ralph Heik-
kinen yesterday when the sterling
Wolverine guard became the first
\ Michigan player to receive All-
American honors since 1933 when
he was placed on the first team of
the NEA News Service.
This is the second honor that
has been bestowed on the star
guard since Sunday when he made
the All-Big Ten team along with
Ton Harmon and Forest Eva-
shevski.
which also consistedof three juniors,
and six seniors. Heikkinen, a senior,
was almost unanimously selected for
his position, getting seven fist team
votes.
No other school was able to place
more than two men on the team.
Wisconsin and Purdue each gained a
pair of places, and Northwestern, In-
diana, Minnesota, and Iowa each
placed one.
Francis Twedell of Minnesota who
gained the guard position opposite
IHeikkinen, was the only repeater on
the top eleven. Last year he was the
only junior chosen along with ten
seniors.
Among the halfback candidates,
Harmon ranked right behind the Pur-
due star, Lou Brock, and safely ahead
of his dther competitors. However
Evashevski had an edge of only on
vote over Vince Gavre of Wisconsin,
in the quarterback race.
The teams lined up as follows:
FIRST TEAM-Ends: Diehl of
Northwestern and Prasse of Iowa,
Tackles: Haak of Indiana and Mi-
hal of Purdue. Guards:. HEIKKINEN
OF MICHIGAN and Twedell of Min-
nesota. Center: Murray of Wisconsin.
Quarterback: EVASHEVSKI Ok
MICHIGAN. Halfbacks: Brock of Pur-
due and HARMON OF MICHIGAN.
Fullback: Weiss of Wisconsin.
SEUOND TEAM-Ends: Nash of
Minnesota and Marriucci of Minne-
sota. Tackles: Voights of Northwes-
tern and Schoenbaum of Ohio State.
Guards: Method of Northwestern and
Hovland of Wisconsin. Center, Ham-
an of Northwestern. Quarterback:
Gavre, Wisconsin. Halfbacks: Moore
of Minnesota and Bellin of Wiscon-
sin. Fullback: Buhler of Minnesota.
HONOPRLE MENTION: MICHI-
GAN: FRUTIG, JANKE, SIEGEL,
KODROS, PURUCKER AND KRO-
MEI; Minnesota: Johnsn, Bell, El-
mer, and Faust; Purdue: Verganeand
Brown; Northwestern: Daly, Cutlich,
Guritz, Jefferson, Ryan and Hhnen-
stein: Ohio State: Sarkinnen, kap-
lanoff, Gales, Marino, Sexton, Straus-
baugh, and Langhurst; Illinois: Cas-
telo, Reeder, Martin, MacDonald;
Wisconsin: Moeller and Schmitz;
Iowa: Allen and Kinnick; Chicago:
Wasem and Sherman; Indiana: Pet-
rick and Logan.
Buckeyes And Illini
Elect New Captains

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 21.-(AP)--
Steve Andrako, junior of Trinway,
0., was elected captain of the 1939
Ohio State University football team
tonight at the annual grid dinner.
Andrako, a center, started the sea-
son as a substitute to Charley Maag,'
but gradually won his way into the
front rank and was one of the bul-
warks of the Buckeye line at the fin-
nish.
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PRASSE End
" " " owa
HARMON
' Michg
PRES I
In Retrospect .. .
THIS is the column you save un-
til the end of the season.
It's the piece that requires per-
spective, a thoughtful glance over the
the records, the final tally, and the
sobriety that comes only after the
din of the band and of the cheers
has subsided. For the last four years
these recap columns have been subtle
squires with sly pokes at guilty ribs
and cloaked innuendoes as to the
course of events. Thus, in this un-
usual year of 1938, your chronicler
approaches the task with a regret-
table but unavoidable naivete.
Today this column extends the glad
hand, it congratulates, it praises, it
pats the collective backs-all in utter
sincerity. No stereotyped rah-rah or
call to duty motivates the piece. It's
simply my reaction to a job well done
and to those who did it.
O COACH FRITZ CRISLER: Con-
gratulations on a superb job of
coaching. Out of an unsavory foot-
ball muddle, you developed the finest
Michigan 'team in four years, re-
stored a Michigan spirit that had hit
rock bottom, brought back into the
fold a house divided, and established
a firm foundation for the future. You
did so in an efficient, workmanlike,
and deliberate manner-no words or
time wasted. The revised attack, the
switches in personnel, the simplified
offense, and impregnable defense can
all be attributed to the hands that
guided the reins. To you, Marty,
Munn, Dickson, et al-damn fine.
To Capt. Fred Janke: Fred, the
thing I'll remember most is your in-
domitable spirit. Your willing pat
on the back to the rest of the gang,
the old "huba-huba-go-get-'em"
every night in practice, the old plug
at tackle every Saturday with stand-
out performances and little recogni-
tion. I watched you trying to shield
your ankle injury against Northwes-
tern and wondered how you could
fake such agility. Against Ohio I
understand you changed your entire
style because of that weak ankle. I-
stead of busting in you would zig-
zag to get the blockers out of posi-
tion. Your play throughout the year

was outstanding, and despite the fact
that the headlines won't record it,
you must have a deep sense of satis-
faction today when you peruse the
results and realize your contribution.
To Ralph Heikkinen: Ever since
Butch Slaughter's All-American days
of 1924, Michigan has lacked a na-
tionally outstanding guard. But
1938, the comeback year, brings forth
Ralph Heikkinen-180 pounds of
sterling ability with a year of tre-
mendous play to his credit. It was
Heik who led the blockers, Heik who
piled up the interference, Heik who
ranted and raved when the opposi-
tion invaded Wolverine territory. A
corking blocker, a great competitor,
an inspirational force, Heikkinen is
Michigan's 1938 All-American, our
first since 1933.
To Tommy Harmon and Paul

Diffliculies Ironed Out-
Fvutig Stays In School
Michigan's future football hopes
were greatly enhanced when Ed Fru-
tig, brilliant sophomore end, whose
pass-snatching has been one of the
features of Michigan's great come-
back, yesterday announced that he
was remaining in school for the bal-
ance of the year.
It was earlier reported that Frutig
had been forced to withdraw from
the University because of financial
reasons, but the big wingman from
River Rouge stated that the dif-
ficulties had been ironed out and
that he is looking forward to a big
season in 1939.
Swimmers Will Sponsor
Gala Meet At I-M, Dec. 9
The University of Michigan's in-
tercollegiate swimming champions
under the direction of Coach Matt
Mann will stage their annual Swim
Gala at the Intramural Building on
Dec. 9.
Both varsity and freshmen swim-
mers will perform and there will be
novelty events and diving.

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Kromer: Earl Gilman, our rotund
senior editor, sweated out the label
Touchdown Twins one Saturday
night, and I imagine it will enjoy
some permanency. For a couple of
guys who started with the pressure
turned on full blast, you came
through in noble style. Your future
should be star-studded-all the way.
To Forest Evashevskii You made
Joe Unsung a headliner. Moving
out with a lightning speed, you
blocked and smashed the opposition
into the ground. Your defensive play
was superb. And it paid dividends.
To the Others: I'd like to run
through the list and tell the whole
story. Jack Brennan's fine year at
guard, Don Siegel's terrific play at
tackle, Arch Kodros' ball snapping,
excellence, Wally Hook's courageous
comeback, Johnny Nicholson, Dan
Smick, Vince Valek, on and on
through the maze of names, events,
hearthrobs and thrills. To all of
you, this column doffs its tattered
chapeau. It was great.
R ANDOM MEMOIRS from press
box, locker room, day coach,
and bar:
George Maskin, sports editor at
Michigan State, and his unreserved
confidence at kickoff time . . . His
sour pan at the half . . . His inde-
scribable look at the close . . . Full
spinners with Michigan State going1
batty . .' . Harmon's first run with
the leaping hurdle , . . Hook's full
spin to the two yard line . . . Kromer
picking up the blocked conversion

quiet aftermath . . . Crisler's big
smile in the locker room.
Chicago . . . The Friday interview
with Shaugnessy and our unfounded
suspicion that his pessimism was af-
fected . . . The off tackle cut backs
. Maroon players strewn on the
ground, pitifully exhausted . . . The
first indication of Michigan's offen-
sive power. . . Courageous Lew Ham-
ity . . . Herc Renda running into a
pile of Chicagoans and coming out
the other end.
Minneapolis . . . Kipke drinking
Scotch in the Nicolet . . . The train
ride up, holding the poker stakes .. .
Kuhn shooting the moon . . . The
night at the Morrison . . . The report-
ers at St. Paul . . . 89 yards on theI
delayed buck and off tackle slant for
a touchdown . . . The heartbreakingI
climax-Van Every to Moore . ..
Janke's unashamed tears ... Crisler's
face . . . Oh for a field goal kicker.
Yale . .;.Society eating pheasants
breasts and caviar on the Yale Bowl
lawn, picnic style . . "Where are
the 800 co-eds?" . . . Sophistication!
. . . Smart looking women - - -_
Humphreys passing.. . Moody catch-
ing . . . Purucker and the interfer-
ence play . . . The Yale line which
slid rather than charged . . . Un-
impressive win . . . New York and
night life.
Illinois . . . Zuppke kidding Yost
Wolverines still off key . . .
Harmon passes for one touchdown,
runs for another . . . Few new plays
. Evashevski catcher the flank
pass that he had missed at Minne-.

ud Benammn
apolis for a score . . . The sweet
young lass from Chamhpaign who fell
for a fraternity brother . . . Decora-
tions.
Pennsylvania ... . George Munger,
youthful Quaker coacn, leading the
boys in their pre-game exercises .. . .
Kromer's run down the sidelines for
a touchdown . . . The 19 point lead
that was whittled to six when the
third stringers entered . . . Tinker
plays 60 minutes . . . Offense covered
as Northwestern scouts watch.
Northwestern . . . Talking to Wal-
dorf at Dearborn . . . Big bruisers
. ..The goal line stand . . . Back-
field in motion . . . Oh for a field
goal kicker . . . End of title hopes
. . . Can they come rack against
Ohio?
Ohio State . . . Best exhibition of
the year... Tremendous blocks by
Mehaffey and Levine on Trosko's
touchdown run . . . Heikkinen spill-
ing three man interference . . . Hunk
Anderson in the locker room after
the game . . . Full spinners again
. . . Harinon's beautiful pitch to
Frutig . . . Renda spearing the last E
pass and almost getting away, sym-
bolic perhaps of this Michigan team
of 1938 . . . Ever alert, never out-
lasted physically, opportunistic al-
waysc
Acacia Takes Second
Displaying one of the smoothest
running and passing attacks seen this
year, Acacia won the second-place
championship of the Fraternity
Speedball League yesterday, beating
Psi Upsilon by 9 to 6.

Gophers Elect Pederson
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 21.-(R)-
Win Pederson, of Minneapolis, the
iron man of Minnesota's 1938 Big Ten
Conference Football Champions, will
captain the 1939 Gopher eleven.
Pederson today was elected by 37
lettermen.
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 21.-(A)--
The University of Illinois football
team elected Mel Brewer, junior quar-
terback from Carbondale, Ill., cap-
tain of the 1939 team today and
,named James Hodges, senior guard
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