By BAD BENJAMIN II
PRIVATE SIGHTS OF A PUBLIC SIGHTSEER:
Ralph Heikkinen, his clean sweep of the all-Americans virtually
completed, heads for a huge banquet next week sponsored by practically
everyone of importance in the northern peninsula . . . He'll be presented
with a plaque and several other gifts . . . What are you going to do with
all those watches, Ralph? . . . You'll get one from Kate Smith, you know
. . . As announced several weeks ago in this column, two of the football
men, Heikkinen and Siegel, will enjoy California weather this Christmas,
at the East-West game in San Francisco-. . And a third member of the
squad gets a free ride to Birmingham, Alabama, for the North-South
game . . . Guess who? . . . Earl Martineau, allergic to roast beef after
two weeks of 'touring, stopped in long enough this week to tell the lads that'
Here Renda was probably the most improved back on the '38 team . . .
And he'll be 100 per cent better next year, claims Marty . . . He told the
folks at Muskegon Heights a similar story about Milo Sukup, Heikkinen's
understudy, the other night . . Watch this Sukup's play next year . . .
Have you heard the rumble about Howard Mehaffey being shifted to guard
next season? . . Sid Luckm'ian won't turn pro, he reports . . . Michigan
State would like a home-and-home boxing series with us . ..Sorry, boys,
we have some great material-but no team.
N ICE GESTURE of Carnegie Tech's asking for John "Wrong Down" Get-
chell as their official in their Bowl game with T.C.U. . . Incidentally
the Skibos scouted both Texas Christian and Tennessee ip anticipation of
an offer. . Add Mushky Jackson's: "Gee he was a great hockey prospect
until he got that concession of the brain" . . Don't count Mr. J. Henry
Lewis out yet in his fight with Joe Louis . . John Henry is mighty clever
with those dukes inside of the ropes . . . If the boys out in Frisco lay a
quarter of a mil on the line, they can have Louis vs. Maxie Baer in April
S. -. . Add epic quotes: A Cleveland mikeman: "The teams are marching
out to center field where they are going to raise the national anthem up
the flagpole" . . . The same gentleman: "And here come Gov. and Mrs.
Davey walking four abreast" . . . If this kid Herb Brogan is hot tonight,
he'll wear out those meshes . . . Davey O'Brien's mother stole the show at
that Heisman Trophy ceremony in N'Yawk . . Had Mayor LaGuardia
in stitches . . . Walt Peckinpaugh is investigating those cupped eye glasses
which you insert against the eye ball . . . Thinks it'll help his play .
Bill Watson is working in the Saginaw post office . . . They tell me those
I-M hockey games are a riot . . Which reminds me of the yarn awhile
back of the Alpha Delt who skated the length of the ,ice for a brilliant solo
dash only to discover that he had forgotten the puck at mid-ice . . . The
grapevine warns that the hockey team is "berling" at a certain reporter
Captain Leo Beebe Leads
Five Starting Veterans
In Opening Game
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quite a few thousand fans will watch
Oosterbaan plans to start a veteran
lineup but will hold in readiness sev-
eral sophomores who have the poten-
tial ability to break up anybody's ball
game when they get hot.
At the forwards will be Danny
Smick, six foot four inch seven-letter
man and speed merchant Charley
Pink, a junior, who is the smallest
regular, standing only five eight.
Slim Jim Rae, whose excellent ball
handling won him the regular center
job last year as a sophomore, will
man the pivot post and use his height
to good advantage under the basket.
Capt. Leo Beebe, a fine defensive
player and veteran of two campaigns,
will share the guard jobs with Eddie
Thomas who was a forward last year
and is fast and has an accurate eye.
The front line of Rae, Smick and
Pink will of course bear the brunt of
the Wolverine attack. Rae is a fine
natural player andat times shows
flashes of form reminiscent of Town-
send's style. Having overcome some
defects in his play, Jim should be set
for a big year. Smick is a good pivot
too and his height gives him a na-
tural advantage. Charley Pink is
very fast and is death on those left-
handed push shots from outside the
Certain to see some action, and per-
haps more than is expected, are soph-
omores Kerb Brogan, Lansing All-
State long shot king, and Mike So-
fiak, hard-battling Gary performer
whose presence in the lineup serves
as an inspiring influence. They are
both small, five eight, and may play
at either forward or guard.
Rice's All-American Is
Latest Honor For 'Hike'
Watch his eyes sparkle when he
opens this handsome gift box and
A HANDSOME CAMEO WAL-
LET !Bill compartment with slid
fastener - roomy window-pocket
for cards-coin and auxiliary
AkCAMEO ZIPPER KEY
CASE! Roomy but not bulky.
Fitted with six swivel-action
Many Styles And Leathers
The honors are still pouring in for
Ralph Heikkinen, Michigan's All-
American guard. With the appear-
ance of Grantland Rice's team, Fri-
day, in Collier's National Weekly
Hike' became the first Wolverine to.
win a place on that mythical squad
since Whitey Wistert and Chuck Ber-
nard made it in 1933.
Rice said of Heikkinen, "The out-
standing player in one of the best
lines that has represented Michi-
gan. Smartest . . . quick to diagnose
plays . . . spearhead of Michigan's
running interference . . . aggressive
hard, sure blocker. No team
has been able to make any appreci-
able gain through his position."
Paul Kromer, Don Siegel, Archie
Kodros and Tom Harmon were given
honorable mention on the team.
Independent basketball teams
desiring admission to the Intra-
mural hoop league are urged to
get their entries in by Monday,
Dec. 12. None will be accepted
after that date.
. ..Earl Riskey, Director...
RUTH ANN OAKES, Mgr.
Drafted For Pros;
But WillThey Play
The Brooklyn Dodgers and Green
Bay Packers gained the exclusive
right to bargain with Wolverine lum-
inaries Ralph Heikkinen and John
Brennan, respectively, in last night's
National Professional F o o t b a 1
League annual draft of the outstand-
ing collegiate gridders, as announced
by the Associated Press.
Neither Heikkinen, whose unani-
mous all-American selections have
stamped him the outstanding guard
of the year, nor Brennan, his stal-
wart running mate could be reached
for comment on whether or not they
would accept the offers of the profes-
Among others familiar to Michigan
fans who were included in the draft
were Johnny Pingel of Michigan
State, who will be claimed by the
Detroit Lions; Ole Nelson, of State,
by the Pittsburgh Pirates; Capt.
Francis Twedell of Minnesota, by
Green Bay; and Bob Voigts, of
Northwestern, by the Chicago Bears.
Be a Goodfellow
Feller's Permit Returned
DES MOINES, Dec. 9.-(AP)-Bob
Feller, American League pitching
star, won back his driver's license
today, temporarily, at least, through
filing a notice of intent to appeal to
the State Supreme Court.
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