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I SUGAR BOWL PICTURE PAGE Page 1, Section 2 wmitt SECTION 1 10 PAGES VOL. 193. NO. 2 Associated Press and Wirephoto LOUISVILLE, TUESDAT, JANUARY 2, 1951 New York Times Service, United Press 20 PAGES 5 CENJg Kentucky Wins, 13 to 7, And Ends Oklahoma 9s 31-Gante Victory Streak U. K., Defense Outstanding In Sugar Bowl By LARRY BOECK Courier-Journal Staff Writer New Orleans, Jan. 1. Kentucky struck it rich here today against the mighty Sooners from the oil state of Oklahoma. Dramatically climaxing the most successful season in the University of Kentucky's football history and a spectacular rise in the football world, the keen Wildcats shattered Oklahoma's 31-game winning streak by 13 to 7. It was the Sooners' first loss since one to Santa Clara September 25, 1948. A list of Oklahoma's streak and other bowl stories are on Pages 2 and 3 of Section 2. These Wildcats, playing unique and hard - to - solve defenses, stopped the powerful Sooners when it counted. They took advantage of a Sooner mistake to score in the first quarter and passed to set up another touchdown in the second quarter of this colorful Sugar Bowl classic. Use 3 Tackles Then the stout Kentucky defense made an inspired goal-line stand in the third quarter, containing the Oklahoma offense before being scored on in the fourth period. It was a brilliantly designed defense, which used three tackles much of the time. That made the difference, causing the hard-pressed Sooners to fumble at crucial points and making Oklahoma quarterback Claude Arnold hasten his playmaking. It was a brawny tackle who hadn't played 5 minutes on defense all season who did much to throw the vaunted Oklahoma offense off balance. Big, amiable Walt Yowarsky performed that job as the third tackle in the defensive line-up. Actually operating as a left end next to All-American tackle Bob rain, -Yowarsky- repeatedly sliced into the Sooner backfield .to break up passes and to make Arnold hurry his hand-offs and laterals. In this kind of line-up, left end Ben Zaranka dropped back several yards and played as a line-backer. All Wildcats Pitch In Here is what Yowarsky did, among other things: 1. He recovered a fumble that set up Kentucky's first touchdown. 2. He threw the ball carrier for a 5-yard loss on third down when Oklahoma attempted to go over from Kentucky's 2-yard line early in the third quarter. This helped stop the Sooner drive. 3. He recovered a Sooner fumble on a punt late in the game, thereby depriving Oklahoma of a last chance to stage another touchdown drive. But, of course, it wasn't a one-man gang that upset .the one-touch-down-favored national champions and gave Kentucky its first major bowl triumph. In the final analysis, it was all the Wildcats who saw action before 83,000 fans. Arnold Fumbles ' It was a team that outfought Oklahoma all the way, one which came through with stout hearts when the Sooners, noted as a second-half team, staged ' several furious drives in the second half. Here is how the scoring went Column 1, back page, this section CHEERING KENTUCKY'S first score against Oklahoma yesterday were, from left, Mrs. H. L. Donovan, wife of the president of the University of Kentucky; Mrs. Paul Bryant, wife of the Wildcats' coach; Dr. Donovan; Miss Mae Martin 2 Die In Traffic In County As' Woman Is Killed Here Ex-Saw"Filer Dies In 3-Car Crash at 1 :10 A.M. ; Vehicle Overturns, Causing Death of Sailor The New Year was only 70 minutes old when Jefferson County recorded its first traffic fatality of 1951. Six hours later there was another fatal accident in the county and last night one in' the city. Killed in the first crash, involving three automobiles, was George F. Ringgenberg, 62, of 1866 Bertie, a former saw filer at Wood Mosaic Company. His brother, Jesse Ringgenberg, 60, also of 1866 Bertie, was injured. Victim in the second accident was Glenn T. Worf, 21, of 530 E. Adair. Three other young men were injured. l Last night's I M death was that I VI of Mrs. Mar-1 $Q garet Simons,! J- ? 73, of 325 Stein Court. She was k-s sv4;a injured fatally 1 :? 1 by a car as she Jss& 2iAil walked across Preston at Stein Worf Court at 9:40 p.m. The two fatalities in the County were one more than on New Year's Day last year and there were none on that day in the City. Both of the men who were killed died instantly of fractured skulls. George Ringgenberg was killed at the intersection of Brownsboro Road and Chenoweth Lane at 1:10 a.m. He was riding in the rear seat of an automobile driven by his brother. Disagree About Stopping County Police Sgt. Ralph Polsen said charges of involuntary manslaughter, reckless driving, and drunkenness in a public place (automobile) had been filed against Jesse Ringenberg. He is vice-president of Campbell & Robinson Is Jailed Here To Await Murder Trial Crowd of 500 Greets 'Shorty' Upon His Return To Answer Charge of Killing Joyce Joan Shouse By PAUL BULLEIT Everything was too big for James "Shorty" Robinson yesterday when he was returned to Louisville to answer to the murder of Joyce Joan Shouse. , His clothes and even his horn-rimmed glasses were oversized, but it was the crime he had admitted which really dwarfed the once-insignificant little man. Picture is on Page 6. Hundreds of persons strained to get a glimpse of him at Union Station. Television lights and camera bulbs lighted up his small frame and plain-clothes detectives surrounded him at ,all times. Lips Twitch Constantly Constant twitching of his lips was his only show of emotion as he was led through the throng and taken to Police Headquarters, to be photographed and fingerprinted before being lodged in Jefferson County Jail. His only public words were uttered in the Homicide Bureau. Police Chief Carl Heustis asked Summerhayes, 1420 Hemlock, a lumber and millwork concern. He was released on $700 bond. Polsen said another passenger in the Ringgenberg car, James Corbett, 23, of 3022 W. Main, told him Jesse Ringgenberg failed to make a boulevard stop when crossing Brownsboro Road on Chenoweth Lane, going north. Ringgenberg said he did stop before entering Brownsboro Road. He said he saw a car approaching from the east, but thought it was far enough away and traveling slow enough to permit him to cross. 3 Cars Badly Damaged Polsen said Ringgenberg's automobile was hit on the right side by a car driven by Capt. Jack E. Schroeder, 28, Fort Knox. The impact smashed Ringgenberg's car into the front of a car stopped on Chenoweth Lane across Brownsboro Road. The Ringgenberg car then overturned. The third car was driven by Column 4, back page, this section Holiday Toll Up to 380 As 264 Die In Traffic By The Associated Prtu The toll of violent deaths for the new year's holiday period mounted steadily last night. ' As the festive season waned, at least 380 persons had been killed across the nation. There were 264 traffic fatalities and 116 miscellaneous deaths. Kentucky's toll was 11 nine in traffic and two miscellaneous. him if he wished to talk to a reporter. "I'd rather not," he said. Robinscn's train arrived at 11:35 a.m., 25 minutes late. Detective Maj. James Malone estimated the crowd at 500. The car occupied by Robinson and Detectives James Bibb and Earl Ammon was switched to an outside track before the train backed into a main line at the station. Handcuffed to Ammon, he was hurried to headquarters in a patrol wagon. As Robinson walked into the Homicide Bureau, somebody remarked: "They should have stuck him in a manila envelope and mailed him here." Robinson was arrested in Column 7, back page, this section Courier-Journal Phot Bryant, daughter of the coach; Mrs. Lawrence Wetherbyy' wife of the Governor; Miss Bess Clements, daughter of Senator and Mrs. Earle Clements; Misses Barbara and Sue Wetherby; (Governor Wetherby, and Paul Bryant, Jr. House Passes Defense Bill Of20 Billion Final Approval Given for Taxing Excess Profits From Wire Dispatches Washington, Jan. 1. The House whipped through an urgent $20,-000,000,000 defense-spending bill and a sweeping civil - defense measure today in a drive to clear the way for the incoming 82d Congress, which will convene Wednesday. In an extraordinary 6V2 -hour New Year's Day session, the legislators also gave final approval to the $3,300,000,000 excess-profits tax bill, but postponed action until tomorrow on President Truman's request for power to rewrite war contracts. Union Shop Authorized The lawmakers likewise passed legislation authorizing the union shop and dues checkoff in the railroad and airline industries. The Senate already had approved the bill, and the roll-call vote of 292 to 52 sent the bill to Truman for his signature. The Senate still must act on the civil-defense measure, which provides for a three-year, $3,-100,000,000 program to safeguard the nation's cities against atomic, gas, or germ attack. It calls on the States and the Federal Government to share the cost of providing bomb shelters, medical supplies, and a new air-raid-warning system. In view of the traditional New Year's holiday, a surprising number of House members showed up for today's session 338 out of 430. The Senate, which did not meet today, will return tomorrow for a final big day. Both houses may have to work far into the night to complete remaining "must" legislation. Tax Bill Goes to Truman The contract-renegotiations bill would permit the President to rewrite existing defense contracts to reflect soaring manufacturing costs. Administration leaders gave up until next session a fight for a companion bill to permit Truman to reshuffle executive agencies. Critics of the latter measure contended he- might use the authority push through reorganization projects opposed by Congress. The tax bill, passed by unanimous voice vote, now goes to the President for his certain signature even though it is $700,000,000 less than he asked. Passed by the Senate previously, it brings to $7,800,000,000 the total of new Column 4, back pace, this section Milday Furnished By U. S. Weather Bureau Kentucky and Tennessee Cloudy and mild with occasional rain Tuesday and Wednesday. High Tuesday in the 50's. Indiana Cloudy with occasional rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Not much change in temperature. Standiford Field Reading 8 A.M. 2 . 2 P.M. SI 8 P.M. 50 9 A.M. 29 10 A.M. 37 3 P.M. 50 9 P.M. 50 4 P.M. 49 10 P.M. 49 5 P.M. 49 11 P.M. 48 8 P.M. 49 12 P.M. 45 7 P.M. 49 1 A.M. 44 11 A.M. 12 M. 1 P.M. 45 50 50 Year Ago High. St: low. 48. Sun Rises. 7:00: sets. 4:34. Weather map Page 10. Section 2. Classes Resume Today Classes resume today for students in City, County, and parochial schools and the University of Louisville after Christmas holidays. Reds Of Seoul, Threaten To West Korea Front ' Wide Open ' NORTH . k vffl'-v$X"fT8W' KOREA WaJM&FlZ J'SJlMG jTarsJ'-- S I! : sraTuTi Mitts Associated Press Wirephottt Map CHINESE REDS yesterday made drives in the directions of the numbered arrows. A main attack developed from north of Choksong, 1. Other heavy fighting was reported south of Yonchon, 2, and United Nations forces were pushed back north of Chunchon, 3. The Reds were within 15 miles of Seoul near Uijongbu, underlined. More Complaining Here Writer Back From Korea Discovers Far More Pessimism In The U. S. Morale of GFs Is Still Good Relman Morin has just returned from four months' war reporting in Japan and Korea. By RELMAN MORIX Associated Press Staff Writer New York, Jan. 1. There are two big differences between the atmosphere in the United State today and the feelings of . the troops in Korea. It seemed to me, almost from the first day at home, that people were frightened, frustrated, and swept with recurrent- waves of defeatism and despair. Apparently that stems in large part from the military defeat in Korea and from the fear of the immediate future. The soldiers don't see it that way. It Was Not A Disaster They are neither frightened nor discouraged. As battlefield technicians, they know the difference between a setback and a disaster. They were pushed back Morton Asserts Louisville Is 21st Target on Soviet List Play Area Space May Be Used for Bomb Shelters, He Tells Chamber of Commerce Reception By MARION PORTER The program at the Louisville Chamber of Commerce's annual reception yesterday was a mixture of the grim and the cheery. Conspicuously lacking the "Happy New Year" approach was the speech of Third District Representative Thruston B. Morton. Because he had. to return to Washington, Morton's , speech was recorded and played to the overflow audience at the Brown Hotel. An optimistic message with plenty of anecdotes and wisecracks was delivered by Dr. Kenneth McFarland, superintendent of schools at Topeka, Kan. Urges Businessmen To Help Morton said in the new year of uncertainty we can be sure , there will be tremendous Government spending, higher taxes, and more regulation of business and even the daily lives of the people. . He said he understood Russia has selected Louisville as "target No. 21" on the list. "I believe many of our play streets and recreation areas will have to be given over to space for bomb shelters," he added. Businessmen, he continued, may expect to be asked to serve on advisory committees and to work for Government agencies. He expressed the hope the men would consent to work for the Government and not leave the work to "'Government clerks and theorists" who have not had the necessary experience. Urges Sticking Together "I am not so optimistic as some," Morton said, "who seem to feel we can take our left hand and prepare militarily and with the right hand do business as usual." Morton continued: We now are facing the greatest threat in our history "yet in the past few months petty bickering has been going on in Washington and elsewhere. I've never seen it as bad as it has been the last three months. Meanwhile, we have been getting our backsides kicked in Korea and are threatened with a horrible aggression in Europe." Morton urged that ash Within on by weight of numbers and by the collapse of the right flank, held by South Korean divisions. A retreat was unavoidable. But in the retreat neither the Eighth Army nor the 10th Corps in the east was destroyed. The divisions pulled back in good order and took their equipment with them. The Chinese, with elements of seven divisions in position, were unable to prevent the First Marines and the Seventh Infantry from chopping through to the main line of resistance. " So there was a general pull-back. But that was something vastly different from a military "disaster" such as, for example, the encirclement and elimination of 300,000 Germans at Stalingrad in the last war. Took Longer Last Time Moreover, the men have changed, in a few short months, from inexperienced, soft-living occupation troops into a group of real professionals. They are tough, cool, efficient, and dangerous. The same thing happened in the last war, but ittook longer. Nearly a year elapsed between the community stick together and work for the common good. Thomas A. Ballantine, retiring president of the chamber, explained why the speech had to be recorded. " t Merle E. Robertson, president Column 1, back page, this section If "K l w''' '-i 1 A SILVER BOWL is the gift from the Louisville Chamber of Commerce to its retiring president, Thomas A. Ballantine, center. Merle E. Robertson, left, is the new president. The inspirational speaker at the annual reception was Dr. Kenneth McFarland, Topeka, Kan. Communists Push Big Drive Without Regard for Losses; South Koreans Badly Mauled From Oversea! Dispatches Tokyo, Jan. 2 (Tuesday) Communist troops hurled massive blows against the United Nations defense lines across central Korea today, and advance Chinese elements drove to within 15 miles of the capital. A United States Eighth Army spokesman said the Reds made gains up to 11 miles. United Press correspondent Gene Symonds reported that a skirmish apparently between Chinese Reds and the rear elements of withdrawing Allied troops occurred about midnight just above Uijongbu and about 15 air miles north of Seoul. Wedge Points at Seoul A dispatch from Associated Press correspondent John Randolph said the Communists' attack, launched New Year's Eve, had sent the Allied defenders retreating from the 38th Parallel and threatened to "split the western front wide open." An Eighth Army spokesman Kasserine Pass in Africa (a defeat) and Salerno in Italy (a close shave) before American troops began to match and outfight the Germans. Hence the troops have complete confidence in themselves and in Americans as such. And they have great pride. "Hell," the sergeant said, "these kids can dig a gun emplacement faster with a spoon now than they used to could with a shovel." "You. see that line . of doughboys over there?" an officer asked, pointing. "Most likely they'll get overrun this afternoon. But one thing is sure they won't crack." Our Men Are Confident The soldiers feel that if the United States should be involved in a general war, there will be millions in the field instead of a few thousand. The effectiveness, they believe, would be just that much greater, proportionately. The possibility of an ultimate and final defeat would not occur to them. . That sort of confidence, to put Column 7, back page, this section Leftist Tibetans Expel Indian Aide From Capital Special to The New York Times and The Courier-Journal Kalimpong, India, Jan. 1. India's political officer in Tibet, Dr. S. Sinha has been expelled from Lhasa by pro-Communist forces now in control of the city, according to reports received in this Indian border town. It is understood the capital of the Himalayan State fell into the hands of left-wing elements after the Dalai Lama had left for Ya-tung in southern Tibet, where he reportedly plans to set up a provisional capital. It is believed the right-wing forces of the Tibetan Government left Lhasa December 21 with the Dalai Lama. They intend to appeal to the United Nations against "Communist Chinese aggression." Copyright. 1951 o . if ,'t; :''.'-it- 15 Miles Split 9 said three Chinese Red Armies 90,000 men have driven a wedge in the Allied defense line. The Red wedge was pointed at Seoul directly on the north. It was driven into a 15-mile U. N. sector between Korangpo and Yonchon. Korangpo is a mile south of the 38th Parallel, Yonchon six miles north. Allied planes were hitting with all their might at the advancing Chinese hordes. Symonds reported that two South Korean divisions had been badly mauled, and some of their units were working their way back to friendly territory. The Chinese would have inflicted heavier damage had it not been for "a gallant stand" by one American unit, Symonds said. Randolph identified for the first time the veteran South Korean First Division as the U. N. force which was shattered and overrun at the outset of the offensive by 200,000 Chinese and 85,000 North Koreans. IT. S. Division Attacked A small Chinese column later punched through the exposed point, Randolph said, wheeled east, and attacked an American division. Randolph said the Red attack caused "a major pullback' and a big sag" in the Allied defense line. Marshal Zhukov, conqueror of Berlin, viay be masterminding the new drive in Korea, according to a story on Page 3. The United States, says a Page 2 story, will demand drastic U.N. action against the Chinese Reds if they continue their driv.e south of Ahe 38tU Parallel. A Page 5 story tells how Operation Kiddie Car has opened the hearts of Americans to Korean war orphans. The Alsops say, also on Page 5, a majority of our planners hope the Korean beachhead will prove untenable. Last night engineers of the retreating United Nations divisions set afire command-post buildings and even whole villages. "The fires, easily visible to the Chinese miles away, drew criticism from some American officers," Randolph reported. Would Mean A Retreat "They said the glare would have only one meaning to the Chinese a large allied retreat." While the attack on the western front was under way, the Reds opened another assault with about 10,000 men on the eastern flank of the U. N. line. A spokesman at Eighth Army Headquarters said the attack in the east was designed to cut off Column 3, back page, this section All Blood Donated Here In 4 Days Sent to Korea The Red Cross Regional Blood Center has shipped all blood donated since Wednesday to the armed forces for use in Korea. Center officials said they could not reveal how much blood the armed forces had requested, but 75 per cent of the request was met. Increased donations are needed because of the new military needs. Appointments may be made with the center, 1347 S. Third, by calling MAgnolia 4001. Courier-Journal Phot A;

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