ARCH 8, 1950
T---E- MICIGAN DAILY
Depth Accounts for Thinclads' Ris
Smith's Defensive Play
Vital to Icers' Success
Given Honorable Mention
By JIM PARKER
Michigan Tech's Ted Olson was
leading a two-man rush across the
blue line towards the Michigan
In the Wolverine nets goal ten-
der Jack Maclnnes tensed to make
the stop-but it wasn't necessary.
Michigan's stalwart defenseman,
23 year old Ross Smith, had bro-
ken up the play and was skating
nonchalantly up the ice with the
THRtOUGHOUT his four years
on the Wolverine hockey team,
Smith has often duplicated this
feat. To the delight of Michigan
z Pick NCAA
Coloradlo College has been
named along with Michigan
as the West's representatives
to the NCAA hockey playoffs
to be held at Colorado Springs
March 16, 17 and 18. The two
teams from the' East in the
tournament are Boston College
and Boston University.
fans, the veteran defenseman has
ruined many a scoring attack with
bone-crushing body checks or by
simply stealing the puck on a fan-
cy bit of poke checking.
Ross Smith's standout defen-
sive play has built up a remark-
able reputation that commands
the respect of everyone who
plays against him or watches his
performance from the stands.
But even more remarkable is the
fact that Smith's physical appear-
ance does not coincide with the
usual idea that defensemen have
to be rugged monsters to be ef-
* * *
STANDING 5 feet 8 inches tall
and weighing a mere 152 pounds
soaking wet, the Toronto senior
is. a virtual terror to any opponent
who dares vepture close to him on
One of the big factors in the
success of the Michigan team
this year, Smith is rated by
Coach Heyliger as "unquestion-
ably one of the all time greats
in Michigan hockey."
While his aggressive style of
play has netted him the highest
amount of penalty time to be
handed out to any player on the
Wolverine squad -50 minutes -
there's not a major infraction
* * *
DESPITE the high amount of
time spent in the cooler, "Smitty"
is known for his good sportsman-
ship. But his hard, competitive
game often leaves the way open
for the referees to thumb him off
Prior to this year Smith was
never a great scoring threat for
the Wolverines. But this season
his 22 points (9 goals and 13
assists) rank him fourth in team
CHICAGO-( P)-Dick Schnitt-
ker of Ohio State's champions and
scoring titlist Don Rehfeldt of
Wisconsin were unanimous choices
yesterday of conference coaches
who selected the 1950 All-Big Ten
Basketball Team for the Associated
Pairing with Schnittker at for-
ward on the honor lineup was
Whitey Skoog of Minnesota. Bob
Donham of Ohio State and Indi-
ana's Lou Watson were awarded
* * *
SKOOG and Watson missed a
sweep of first team ballotting by
only one vote. Donham gained four
first team votes and 11 of 18 pos-
sible points. None of the 15 other
players mentioned by the coaches
received more than one first team
The team averages 6 feet 3
inches in height and 195 pounds.
. .the bone crusher
NEW TWIST FOR NEWT:
3M' Gymnast Duo Replaces Injured Star
Michigan's gymnasts got a wel-
come bit of news yesterday when
Coach Newt Loken announced that
he has come up with replacements
for ailing Gordie Levenson.
It will take two men to com-
pensate for Levenson's loss to the
team, for he participated in tumb-
ling as well as trampolining.
* * *
FRED THOMPSON will take
Levenson's place in the tumbling
while Sam Dudley will assume
Gordie's chores on the trampoline.
With these men will lie the Wol-
verine's hopes of beating Michigan
State this Friday evening.
Both Thompson and Dudley
should make capable substitutes
for the Michigan ace who suf-
fered a severe ankle sprain in a
dual meet with Ohio State last
Thompson is rated third best
tumbler on the Maize and Blue
acrobatic outfit. He was a valu-
able addition to the team at the
early part of the season, but has
been overshadowed by Captain
Pete Barthell, Levenson and Tom
* * *
THOMPSON BROKE into the
scoring columns with the opener
of this year's schedule, Chicago.
He has seen little action since.
Dudley has also been forced
to play second fiddle most of
this season. With possibly the
three best trampoliners in the
BOB VOKAC, Night Editor
country cornering the one-two-
three spots, Dudley has been un-
able to display much of the
talent he has.
His first big opportunity came
in the contest with the Buckeyes,
and his showing was good enough
to snag him a second place behind
Ed Buchanan, generally conceded
the top-flight performer in the
country in this event.
* * *
BECAUSE OF Levenson's inte-
gral importance to the team, the
outcome of what is slated to be
the closest meet of the season will
hinge on how good a job of pinch-
hitting Thompson and Dudley do.
Meanwhile Trainer Jim Hunt
revealed that the injured member
of the tramp trio may be allowed
to do very light exercises this
weekend. Hunt said that there is
a slim chance that Levenson might
be ready for the Kent State clash,
and that he would surely be in
shape for the Big Ten meet.
LATE BASKETBALL RESULTS
Evansville 90, Indiana Central
CCNY 64, NYU 61
Kansas 79, Kansas State 68
William & Mary 76, Virginia
Lawrence Tech 87, Assump-
Eastern Illinois State 88, Mil-
likin (Ill.) 69
All are seniors except Skoog, a
junior. Rehfeldt, Schnittker and
Skoog were holdovers from the
1949 All-Star outfit. Watson,
rangy shot and play maker,
graduated from the second team
last year while the dependable
Donham skipped to No. 1 rank-
ing from the 1949 honorable
Rehfeldt, 6 foot 61/2 inch center,
won Conference scoring honors for
the second successive season. He
All Freshmen and transfers
interested in the freshman golf
team are requested to report
to the golf room of the I-M
building March 9th at 3:30 p.m.
bagged 265 points in 12 games, on-
ly eight shy of breaking the all-
time record set by Iowa's Murray
Wier in 1948.
THE HUSKY, 6 foot 5 inch
Schnittker was runner up with
Relegated to the second team
were forwards Ray Ragelis of
Northwestern and Frank Cals-
beek of Iowa; center Wally Os-
terkorn of Illinois, third high
scorer with 212 - points; and
guards Howie Williams of P'ur-
due and Bill Garrett of Indiana.
Illinois' Bill Erickson, All-Con-
ference in 1949, was given honor-
able mention, barely missing a
second team spot.
Honorable mention went to for-
wards Jerry Stuteville of Indiana
and Mack Suprunowicz of Michi-
gan; centers Fred Taylor of Ohio
State, Chuck Darling of Iowa, and
Chuck Blasius of Northwestern;
guards Bill Erickson of Illinois,
Ab Nicholas of Wisconsin, Bob
Burkholder of Ohio State, Bob
Clifton of Iowa, and Gene Brown
of Ohio State.
CHICAGO - (R) - Defending
champions in 16 of the 20 individ-
ual events are listed in the 726-
athlete field assembled for the
19th Annual Illinois Tech Relays
Heading the returning title-
holders are Garion Campbell of
Michigan Normal, who last year
won the college broad jump
Michigan's Chuck Fonville, 1948
university division shot-put win-
ner, is back after a season's lay-
off because of an injured back.
Don Laz, brilliant Illinois perform-
er, is favored to retain his pole-
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Self-Charge of the Electron in
Quantum Electrodynamics, 2 p.m.,
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Engineering Mechanics Seminar:
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Engineering Bldg. Mr. Samuel K.
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on shells of the form of a surface
of revolution with "Part III. So-
lution of the Differential Equat-
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Shell of Constant Thickness."
Fellowship Record Examination
today, Mar. 8, 140 Business Admin-
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11:50 a.m. Second session, 1:45 to.
5:40 p.m. Candidates are expected
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Bacteriology Seminar: 9 a.in.,
Thurs., Mar. 9, 1520 E. Medical
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Thompson. Subject: Hereditary
Variations in Microorganisms.
Baptist Students: Weekly "Chat,"
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Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Bible study, 7:30 p.m., Upper
Room, Lane Hall. Discussion based
on chapter six of "Therefore Go."
Canterbury Club: 5:15 p.m., Eve-
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10 p.m., Rev. and Mrs. Burt are
at home to all students.
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