WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8; 1950 THE MICHIGANi)AILY-
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 Michigan1
In the Wolverine nets goal ten-1
der Jack Maclnnes tensed to make
the stop-but it wasn't necessary.f
Michigan's stalwart defenseman,
23 year old Ross Smith, had bro-
ken up the play and was skating
nonchalantly up the ice with thet
* * *
THROUGHOUT his four years
on the Wolverine hockey team,
Smith has often duplicated this
feat. To the delight of Michigan;
Colorado 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 has1
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 venture close to him on
One of the big factors in the
success of the Michigan team ;
this year, Smith is rated byc
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
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:
M' 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
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Doctoral Examination for David
Allen Park, Physics; thesis: The
Fourth - Order Self - Energy and
Self-Charge of the Electron in
Quantum Electrodynamics, 2 p.m.,
Wed., Mar. 8, East Council Room,
Rackham Bldg. Chairman, G. E.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar:
4 p.m., Wed., Mar. 8, Rm. 101, W.
Engineering Bldg. Mr. Samuel K.
Clark will continue his discussion
on shells of the form of a surface
of revolution with "Part III. So-
lution of the Differential Equat-
ions of Bending for a Spherical
Shell of Constant Thickness."
Fellowship Record Examination
today, Mar. 8, 140 Business Admin-
istration Bldg. First session, 8:45 to
11:50 a.m. Second session, 1:45 to
5:40 p.m. Candidates are expected
to attend both sessions.
Bacteriology Seminar: 9 a.m.,
Thurs., Mar. 9, 1520 E. Medical
Bldg. Speaker: Mr. Basil H. M.
Thompson. Subject: Hereditary
Variations in Microorganisms.
Baptist Students: Weekly "Chat,"
4:30 to 6 p.m., Guild House.
the top-flight performer in the DeeK of Iowa; ceter VVly U-
country in this event. terkorn of Illinois, third high
* * * scorer with 212 points; and
BECAUSE OF Levenson's inte- guards Howie Williams of Pur-
due and Bill Garrett of Indiana.
gral importance to the team, the Illinois' Bill Erickson, All-Con-
outcome of what is slated to be ference in 1949, was given honor-
the closest meet of the season will able mention, barely missing a
hinge on how good a job of pinch- second team spot.
Honorable mention went to for-
hitting Thompson and Dudley do. wards Jerry Stuteville of Indiana
Meanwhile Trainer Jim Hunt and Mack Suprunowicz of Michi-
revealed that the injured member gan; centers Fred Taylor of Ohio
of the tramp trio may be allowed State, Chuck Darling of Iowa, and
to do very light exercises . this Chuck Blasius of Northwestern;
weekend. Hunt said that there is guards Bill Erickson of Illinois,
a slim chance that Levenson might Ab Nicholas of Wisconsin, Bob
be ready for the Kent State clash, Burkholder of Ohio State, Bob
and that he would surely be in Clifton of Iowa, and Gene Brown
shape for the Big Ten meet, of Ohio State.
LATE BASKETBALL RESULTSCEye
Evansville 90, Indiana Central
CCNY 64, NYU 61 B
CC8 , Y 1 Tech Relays
Kansas 79, Kansas State 68
William & Mary 76, Virginia CHICAGO - (P) - Defending
58 champions in 16 of the 20 individ-
Lawrence Tech 87, Assump- ual events are listed in the 726-
tion 45 athlete field assembled for the
Eastern Illinois State 88, Mil- 19th Annual Illinois Tech Relays
likin (I1.) 69 here Saturday.
---Heading the returning title-
Room, Lane Hall. Discussion based holders are Garion Campbell of
on chapter six of "Therefore Go." Michigan Normal, who last year
won the college broad jump
Canterbury Club: 5:15 p.m., Eve- Michigan's Chuck Fonville, 1948
ning prayer and meditation; 7:30- university division shot-put win-
10 p.m., Rev. and Mrs. Burt are ner, is back after a season's lay-
at home to all students. off because of an injured back.
Don Laz, brilliant Illinois perform-
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation er, is favored to retain his pole-
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