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Showers, colder tonight: temperature near freezing. Tomorrow fair, colder. Temperatures today—Highest, 48. at 1:30 p.m.; lowest, 35, at 7:20 a.m. Yes terday—Highest, 52, at 3:45 p.m.; low est, 32, at 7:28 am. Lote New York Morkets, Poge A-21. / Guide for Readers rage. After Dark_B-1S Amusements _.B-U Comics.B-22-23 Editorials .A-l* Edit! Articles . A-ll Finance_A-20-21 Page. Lost and Pound A-3 Obituary .A-12 Radio _B-23 Society.b-3 Sports.A-18-19 Womans Page.B-14 An Associated Press Newspaper 91st YEAE. No. 36,373. _WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1943—FORTY-SIX PAGES. *** Sm. THREE CENTS, ffi5^S»» NAZIS IN FULL RETREAT BEFORE ARMY . I —III - ■ - ■■ I ■ I I I ..INI ■ ■ ■ * 1 " ll.. . — f Details of New European Invasion Reported Decided at Cairo Talks; Word of Stalin Parley Awaited Unrelenting War Against Japanese Pledged by Allies By JOHN F. CHESTER, Associated Press Foreign Correspondent. CAIRO, Dec. 2.—Britain and the United States agreed on de tails for a new invasion of Eu rope and perhaps discussed a strike into the Balkans, it was reported on good authority to day, at the epic tri-power con ference where, with China, they pledged unrelenting war to force Japan into unconditional sur render and tear away the whole empire she has won in 50 years of conquest. There was a feeling here that big developments would come from the five-day meeting of President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Generalissimo Chiang Kai shek. who left for unannounced destinations last Friday after com pleting their talks. (Gen. Chiang returned to Chungking yesterday, it was dis closed in Chungking, apparently disposing of rumors that the generalissimo and Mme.. Chiang had proceeded to Iran with Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill to confer with Premier Stalin. Reuters reported from Lisbon Tuesday that Gen. Chiang was in the party going to Iran, and the Berlin radio said yesterday a four-way conference already was under way in Teheran. (The Stockholm newspaper Al lehanda speculated that a Roose velt-Stalin-Churchill meeting was taking place in Tabriz, ancient trading city in Iran less than 100 miles from the Russian and Turkish borders. The newspaper, in a dispatch from Ankara, quoted “reliable information.”; promise to Strip Japan. For Japan, the three war leaders promised "unrelenting pressure * • • by sea. land and air,” and declared they would strip her of all her em pire stolen in five wars since 1894— reducing Japan virtually to the same territorial status as before Commodore Perry opened up that Oriental land of the Shoguns in 1853. Only her home islands would remain. It was learned today that the United States and Britain assured Gen. Chiang that the Burma road would be reopened in order to handle sufficient supplies to capture a Chi nese coastal port for the main as sault against Japan. It is estimated that Burma road can handle 40.000 tons of supply a month, whereas 1,000,000 are needed for decisive campaigning against Japan. Thus the commitment for reopening the winding supply route was predicated on using the Burma road to wrest a China costal port. Major decisions were reported reached for brilliant developments in the war. and while the official announcement dealt only with Japan, no one questioned that the secret, day-and-night conference was global rather than strictly Far Eastern in character. A reliable source—reporters were barred from the heavily-guarded proceedings — indicated that the American and British general staffs in their biggest meeting yet prob ably had decided details for a new offensive against Europe, as well as details of Mediterranean and Middle East affairs. At a meeting not attended by the Chinese, these general staffs were reported to have engaged in long arguments and discussions on a Eu ropean invasion before reaching a united front on details coming into the picture since the Quebec con ference. Talks on Balkans Reported. The question of the Balkans also was discussed, said men in position to know details of the proceedings. One official observer reported that Mediterranean affairs were the first subject of the biggest military meet ing of the entire conference. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower pre sided at this conference, it was said, and there was sound reason to be lieve that not only the present cam paign in Italy was reviewed, but also future possibilities, including a p>os (Continued on Page A-207columnT) Chinese Tighfen Noose Around Japs in Hunan By the Associated Press. CHUNGKING, Dec. 2.—Chinese troops were reported to be tighten ing a noose around a Japanese force in Northern Hunan today after oc cupying six towns and driving the enemy out of the important city of Changteh in fierce fighting. The Chinese high command said the towns of Tzeli, Taoyuan, Wang maotan. Chihchiaho, Tehshan and Shihmen were retaken along with Changteh South Station, across the Yuan River from Changteh proper, into which the Japanese had forced an entrance Monday. Heavy casualties were inflicted on the Japanese who had penetrated into the northeast corner of Changteh, an announcement said. It was disclosed that the Chinese defenders of Changteh were aided Tuesday by American fighters which dropped food and ammunition into the besieged city and also destroyed Japanese supply barges on Tungting Lake. Recriminations on News Leak Rife on Both Sides of Atlantic Elmer Davis Irked Over Lisbon Story That Jumped Gun The brand of censorship exer cised over the Roosevelt-Church ill-Chiang conference had every body mad at everybody else today. American press and radio, in full possession of the facts of the meet ing for 36 hours before they could be publicized adequately, were pay ing their respects to Elmer Davis’ Office of War Information and Reu ter’s, the British news agency which jumped the gun with a brief dis patch from Lisbon Tuesday morning announcing the meeting, while news sources in this country were sitting on their hands waiting for 7:30 o'clock last night, when an official announcement from the White House was released. The OWI came in for criticism, although the official release time was given out here by the White House—not OWI. Mr. Da*is ex plained that his agency had nothing to do with the the White House communique. He pointed out his office was bound by that timing, in (Continued on Page A-5, Column 1) I Bracken Placed on Carpet in House Of Commons By the Associated Presi. LONDON, Dec. 2.—Brendan Bracken, British Information Minister, answering questions in the House of Commons today aimed at placing responsibility for the world-wide news leak age on the North Africa confer ence, said that in his opinion such meetings “ought to be ab solute security conferences in the future.’’ Apparently he meant that abso lutely nothing should be printed about conferences from any source until the official news is1 released. Mr. Bracken was put on the carpet with questions regarding both the ministry and the British Broadcast ing Corp., which is under his super vision Questioned about press arrange ments and the fact the BBC broad cast news of the conference to Eu rope 24 hours before it was released to British newspapers, Mr. Bracken explained the BBC report was based (See*BRACKEN, Page'A-20.> I Nazi Spokesmen Busy Trying to Counteract Results of Stalin Talks German People Warped Allies May Attempt to Incite Reich Rebellion Br the Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 2.—Nazi spokes men were feverishly building a bomb-shelter of words today to ward oft the explosive effect on the German home front and Axis satellites of any pronouncements that may come from a confer ence of President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin. Asserting that Mr. Churchill and Mr. Roosevelt were meeting the Soviet leader in Teheran, capital of Iran, the German radio said the purpose of such a meeting was to lay the groundwork for a gigantic propaganda campaign to draw the German people atvay from their Nazi leaders, even though ‘‘the ene my stands perfectly united as far as their desires for annihilation of the German Reich is concerned.” Effort to Force Rebellion Seen. “Germany expects,” wrote one Berlin correspondent of a Spanish newspaper, "that the general line of Allied propaganda will be this—the promise of peace if the Nazi regime is abandoned.” Other dispatches to Spanish news papers quoted a German spokesman las saying, soon after the announce jment of the North African confer ence of Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Churchill and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek that Premier Stalin had already left to meet the leaders of Great Britain and the United States “for a new manifesto a la Wilson.” Only 35 minutes after the an nouncement of the North African conference was released in Allied countries, the Berlin radio was put ting out a large section of the text. “What Churchill, Roosevelt and Chiang Kai-shek have failed to achieve on the battlefield, they will try again by propaganda,” the Ber lin radio quoted an official German spokesman as saying. “But the German people know the facts and propaganda will not succeed where bomb and terror has failed.” Declared a Sop to China. Japanese reaction to the North African conference came in a Berlin | broadcast quoting a Foreign Office ; spokesman in Tokio as saying that “the whole affair was a political maneuver, stage-managed for the purpose of diverting attention of the public from the latest Allied defeats in the Pacific’’ and as “a sop to Chungking because China was not represented at the Casablanca meet ing last January.’’ Berlin commentators also turned to their time-worn policy of at tempting to divide the Allies in speculating on a future meeting of the United Nations leaders. "Stalin has by far the greatest in terest in the negotiations,” said one commentator. "Since he failed to achieve his cardinal aim of employ ing the maxinjum amount of British and American manpower on the European theater of war, he now is tempted to use this opportunity for bringing direct pressure to bear upon Roosevelt and Churchill.” Food Price Boosts Feared Price Administrator Chester Bowles told the Senate Bank ing Committee today that if Congress abolishes food sub sidies, living costs might go up 10 per cent within a year —“the equivalent of a 10 per cent sales tax on the con sumer.’* Bill to Widen Powers1 Of Commissioners Receives Approval House Subcommittee * Orders Favorable Report on Hebert Bill By DON S. WARREN. Favorable report on the He bert bill to broaden the powers! of the Commissioners over rou tine operations of the municipal government was ordered today by a House District Subcommit tee after a final hearing on the measure which was 'introduced last May. The action was announced by Representative Hebert, Democrat, of Louisiana, subcommittee chairman, after he and Representative Murphy, Democrat, of Pennsylvania had heard protests from spokesmen of the Master Plumbers' Association and the Washington Building Con gress over features of the bill per taining to the work of the District plumbing inspector. William H. Collins, J. H. Mc Carthy and M. R. Colbert argued that the plumbing inspector should not be made subordinate to a chief engineer under the director of in spection, as they said was contem plated; that builders be permitted to deal with but one man—the plumb ing inspector. Report to Note Objections. Representatives Hebert and Mur phy contended, however, there was great need for centralization of au thority. and responsibility of the Commissioners and their designated agents and that elimination from the bill of the sections opposed by the trade spokesmen would not (See HEBERT BILL, Page A-4.) " Airport Worker Held In Ration Counterfeiting A 29-year-old civilian employe of the air cargo detachment at the Washington National Airport, was held in Alexandria Jail today in connection with the counterfeiting of 12.800 C gasoline ration coupons. The man was arrested after an in vestigation by the Secret Service, the Office of Price Administration and the Army Air Forces. A conference on the case is sched uled this afternoon in the office of the United States district attorney ■ at Alexandria. According to the ! Secret Service 200 sheets of stamps, j with 64 stamps to a sheet, were j seized. Congress Visions Accord Dealing With Territories By the Associated Press. The prospect that Russia. Great Britain and the United States may reach a general agreement on European territo rial questions similar to the Cairo tripartite pact covering the Pacific was advanced in Con gress today. It was generally presumed among legislators that President Rosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill are meeting with Marshal Stalin of Russia following their Cairo con ference with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Senator Hill of Alabama. Demo cratic whip, said he was confident such a meeting would bring forth a declaration of Allied European in tentions similar to those expressed for the Orient at Cairo. The Cairo conference produced an agreement to bring unrelenting military pressure on Japan, to strip her of all her conquests since the last World War. to return Man churia and Formosa to China and to free Korea. Hill Expects Agreement, ‘‘I think it is entirely probable that President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Stalin will come to some kind of similar agree ment with respect to Germany and to Europe,” Senator Hill said. Secretary of War Stimson de clared that the pledges to restore Chinese territory seized by Japan will meet with "universal approval" from all except the Axis nations. "Measures taken at the confer ence will doubtless be determined in future military operations, Mr, Stimson said, adding that no doubt "our taking of Japanese holdings will be very costly but victory is certain.” Chairman Reynolds of the Senate Military Affairs Committee said that, like Senator Hill, he hoped Mr. Roosevelt, Marshal Stalin and Mr. Churchill would "agree on something for Europe that would be in line with the Atlantic Charter." The Cairo agreement was greeted generally with applause in Congress, though there was some question in the minds of legislators as to hov. far-reaching its terms might be. Senator Reynolds said he believed it meant the eventual freedom of the Netherlands Indies, as well as Korea, that its terms would return Hong Kong, British crown eolonv seized by the Japanese, to China and that others of the United Na tions would follow the United States in waiving extraterritorial rights in China. Senator Austin, Republican, of Vermont interpreted it, however, as indicating that the Philippines would be restored to American ad ministration, that Hong Kong would go back to the British, and that other powers would retain their control over island possessions. Believes Russia Will Assent. Observing that the agreement probably goes as far as it is possible for the United States, Britain and China to go at this time. Senator Austin added: “I am encouraged to believe that the terms would be assented to by the Soviet Union, notwithstanding the known attitude of Russia to discourage Chinese occupation of the northern regions of old China.” Senator Austin said the statement raised an interesting question as to whether Korea would be placed under trusteeship while her people prepare themselves for inde pendence. Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio said the declaration "ought to have tremendous effect on the morale of the Chinese people in anticipation of the more material assistance we can give them by the conquering of Burma this winter.” Senator Van Nuys, Democrat, of Indiana observed that China "has well deserved these findings by Allied leaders." Other comment: Senator Nye, Republican, of North Dakota: "I am pleased beyond words that there is no coveting of the ter (See CONGRESS' Page A-5T) Dirksen Announces Candidacy For Presidential Nomination i By the Associated Press. Representative Dirksen, Republi can, of Illinois, who is serving his sixth term in Congress, announced today he would be a candidate for the Republican presidential nomi nation next year. Attached to his formal announce ment was a copy of a petition signed by 36 members of Congress, includ ing 11 from Illinois, urging him to submit his name to the 1944 Repub lican convention. “The effort to seek recognition on the national ticket is dedicated to a complete and speedy victory over our enemies, a victorious peace, a sound program for the dispoition of postwar domestic prpblems, the preservation of freedom, the resto ration of balanced government, a militant, united party and a Re publican victory,” Mr. Dirksen stated. He also remarked, “I am pledged to the support or interest of no other person than myself.” He is 47, a native and resident of Pekin, 111., and a veteran of the World War. Mr. Dirksen is ranking minor ity member of the House District Committee and long has been active in District affairs. The formal statement did not mention whether he would enter the Illinois presidential preference primary next April. The Republi can Nationalist Revival Committee plans to circulate petitions to draft Col. Robert R. McCormick, pub lisher of the Chicago Tribune, as a candidate in the State primary. Col. McCormick has not commented on the move. Wendell Willkie, Republican standard bearer in 1940, told re porters last summer he would get into the Illinois primary if the pub lisher did. Gov. John W. Bricker of Ohio, another contender for the Republican presidential nomination, (See DIRKSEN, Page A-5.) f NOW LET’S SEE.WlNSTON^^ • THERE WAS ONE OTHER. fellow we vented to see 111 BEFORE WE WENT HOME, j||| ^WLSN'r tHER^^p I f wmiHcm m Ur A Plans to Raise Corn Ceiling To $1.16, Control Other Grains Proposal Comes After Compromise With Food Administration Officials By JAMES Y. NEWTON. The Government will an nounce within a few days an in crease in the ceiling price of corn to approximately $1.16 a bushel at Chicago. 9 cents above the present maximum price. The action is planned to free livestock feed for shortage areas, long advocated by farm representatives. Shortly after the announcement of the new corn prices the Office of Price Administration will place other grains and feeds under control, in cluding hard wheat, oats, barley and hay. The new corn price represents a compromise between the hold-t'ne llne policy of OPA and the higher price views of the War Foods Ad ministration. Both agencies, It was said, nave reached agreement on major points of the new reguiation and only a few minor details remain to be determined Derision Expected This Week. Stabilization Director Fred M Vinson has been the arbiter in the com price controversy and probably will announce a decision before the week's end. The new prices are far below those sought by farmers and farm State members of Congress. Farm ceiling prices for com will be fixed for each county in the produc ing area. Officials said the approxi mate range will be from $1.07 to $1.10 a bushel. When corn is shipped from one area to another, the maximum price will be the ceiling in the orig 'See CORN. Page A^iT) Huge Nazi Reserves Attacking All Along 600-Mile Red Front Russians, However, Said To Be Holding Gains Against Onslaughts By the Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 2.—Huge forces of German reserves are attack ing all along the 600-mile eastern front in a desperate bid to re gain control of vital communi cations and supply lines and halt the surging Russian drive to the old Polish border, Moscow re ported today. The Russians declared, however, that they were holding their lines against the fierce Nazi onslaughts, and even announced slight advances in White Russia and in the Dnieper bend. There was no mention in the Russian communique of develop ments in the Kiev bulge, where the Germans previously had recaptured the rail junctions of Zhitomir and Korosten to regain control of a 45 mile-long stretch of the important Leningrad-Odessa railway west of the Dnieper River. Intensity of Fighting Heightened. But the intensity of the fighting was heightened, front dispatches to Moscow newspapers indicated, as both sides sought to improve their positions. Eddy Gilmore, Associated Press war correspondent who has just returned to Moscow from the Korosten-Zhitomir-Kiev area, wrote: "I saw one of the fiercest fights of the war, with both sides expending great numbers of men and machines and fighting in some of the year’s worst mud.” Apparently the Nazis held the advantage in communications, since they were using well-equipped trunk lines in bringing up reserves from the west. *The Russians, on the other hand, were using railways only recently retaken from the enemy, most of which were wrecked in the German retreat. They were further handicapped by muddy highways back of the front and the longer distances from which to bring up reinforcements. 15 Counterattacks Repulsed. German defenses southwest of Kremenchug in the Dnieper bend, Moscow said, were crashed by Red Army troops, who held their gains against 15 massed counterattacks. At the Cherkasy bridgehead, north of Kremenchug, Soviet forces bat tled their way toward the rail junc tion of Smela, beating down German countersmashes, capturing many Drisoners, 16 planes and 26 tanks, the Soviet communique declared. More than 2,200 Germans were re ported killed in these actions. In White Russia, Soviet troops plodded steadily ahead'through in termediate German defenses north west of Gomel to capture several villages on the road to Zhlobin. Other white-clad Red Army sol diers crossed the Pripet River to the south to capture Narovl, 14 miles east of Yelsk, Russian-held town on the Leningrad-Odessa railway, between Ovruch and Mozyr. U. 5. Heavy Bombers Blast Rhineland City 01 Solingen Again 27 Big Craft Missing; Rocket-Firing Fighters Put Up Stiff Defense BULLETIN. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Algiers '£>).—Flying Fortresses of the Northwest African Air Force attacked the submarine base and docks at Marseille in Southern France today, a special communique an nounced. By the Associated Press. LONDON, Dec. 2.—Striking through rocket-hurling forma tions of Germans fighters, waves of American heavy bombers pounded the Rhineland indus trial city of Solingen for the second straight day yesterday while United States Marauders bombed Nazi airfields in North ern France and Belgium. The Air Ministry announced today that RAF bombers laid mines in German-controlled waters last night, but there was no indication of any major activity. Two of the British planes were reported missing. The third American attack on Germany in as many days was marked by fierce sky battles and 27 Flying Fortresses and- Liberators failed to return to their bases. Thirty-three German planes were _^See RAIDS, Page A-5.» Escort Plane Carrier Sunk by Jap Sub in Gilbert Operations Craft First of Its Kind Lost in War; Death Toll Not Announced 5,700 JAPANESE CASUALTIES exceeding marines', reported at Tarawa. PageA-17 By the Associated Press. The United States escort air craft carrier Liscome Bay was torpedoed and sunk by a Japa nese submarine during the Gil bert Islands operations, and was the only American vessel lost during the engagement, the Navy announced today. The Gilberts engagement Itself has been described as one of the bloodiest in the Pacific area. Rear Admiral Henry M. Mullinnix. reported missing last week, was said by the Navy to have been aboard the carrier. • Capt. Irving D. Wiltsie, command er of the Liscombe Bay, also is re ported missing in action. casualties Not Disclosed. The total casualties have not yet been disclosed by the Navy. The normal complement of such carriers has not been announced. The Liscome Bay was the first American escort carrier reported sunk since the United States en tered the war and is the first carrier of any kind to be lost in more than a year. The lan carrier sinking re ported was that of the Hornet which went down in the battle of Santa Cruz October 24-25, 1942. The sir' g brings to 131 the total naval los. ., thus far reported by the Navy during the war. Five of the sinkings have been aircraft carriers, including the Liscome Bay. An escort carrier is a small one. normally used to escort convoys. Allied Warships Blast Gasmata and Madang SOUTHWEST PACIFIC ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Dec. 2 i/P>.— Light naval craft of Vice Admiral Thomas C. Kincaid's command have hammered Gasmata on New Britain Island and Madang on New Guinea for the first time from the sea, bold ly carrying the American colors onto Japan's Southwest Pacific door step. Many times these two prime enemy air and ship bases have felt the smash of tons of Allied aerial bombs, but the seaborne attacks, presumably by destroyers the night of November 29 and dawn next day. brought the Japanese a new kind of bad news which was hurled with marksmanship described as "ef fective.” Gen. Douglas MacArthur's com (See"PACIFIC Page A^5J Woman Prosecutor Asks Jury To Order Henry's Execution Mrs. Stiles' Plea For Conviction Sets Precedent For the first time in the his tory of the District, a woman assistant United States attorney today pleaded with a jury for conviction of a defendant in a first-degree murder trial. Mrs. Grace Stiles asked the 10 men and 2 women to find Jeffries Henry, 36, former White House po liceman “guilty as charged” in the killing of his second wife, Lola Jane Henry. She made no reference to the electric chair or the fact that the verdict automatically provides a death penalty. Mrs. Stiles, dressed in a blue serge suit, talked calmly to the jury in District Court. She did not indulge in the male attorneys’ prerogative of walking up and down before the jury box and pointing an empha sizing finger at individual jurors. Calls Henry “Cool Villain.” Lola Jane Henry, whose beauty was suggested by the “fragile beauty of her sister who testified here,” was shot by a pistol “in the cool hand of this dastardly, cool villain,” Mrs. MRS.uRACE STILES. Stiles said. She referred to the de fendant as the “wrecker of lives of every woman that he had come in contact with, those whom he had a contract of marriage with and those (See HENRY, Page A-4.) Germans Speed Reinforcements To Italian Front British Take 1,000 Prisoners; German Casualties Heavy By the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADUARTERS, Al giers, Dec. 2—Driven from the Adriatic end of their heavily fortified winter line, the Ger mans were in retreat before the British 8th Army today, aban doning great quantities of equip ment after suffering heavy cas ualties and losing more than 1,000 prisoners. At the same time. Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark’s 5th Army continued to advance after throwing back two determined German counterattacks. In general, the repulse allowed ths 5th Army to consolidate its positions east of the main road to Rome. “On the 8th Army front our troops have broken through the enemy positions. The Germans are in full retreat.” said a special communique from Allied headquarters. "Reinforcements are being brought up by the Germans from Northern Italy,” in an effort to halt the break-through, the communique added. 'The Algiers radio announcer said, “In fierce hand-to-hand, yard-to-yard fighting the 8th Army is dislodging the enemy on a 25-mile front and pressing him back toward Pescara. They are mopping up enemy resistance centers.") Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery’s British, Indian and New Zealand divisions smashed forward as much as 3 miles yesterday despite re newed rains, thick minefields, heavy demolitions and wire entanglements left in their path by the enemy. % Town Is Overrun. The town of Rocca San Giovanni, 2 miles inland from the Adriatic and more than 4 miles beyond the S&n gro River, was overrun in Gen. Montgomery's ‘‘colossal crack" at the Nazis across battlefields littered with i Nazi guns and great quantities of smashed equipment. In addition to more than 1,000 ablebodied prisoners already count ed, Gen. Montgomery's headquar ters announced that the Germans left behind many dead and large numbers of wounded now being treated in British hospitals. The entire Sangro Ridge from Fossacesia to Romagnoli is now in Allied hands after “heavy fighting,” the Allied communique said, with a "particularly fierce" engagement having been fought for Fossacesia. Eight miles inland, the Germans j still fought desperately to retain the town of Castel Frentano, 5 miles beyond the river, after the British reached the outskirts. Advance in Other Areas. Farther inland, official dispatches said. 8th Army units pierced Ger man defenses and were "very near” the important town of Casoli, 14 miles from the Adriatic on the main lateral road which has been <See ITALY.~PageA-5.) Mother and Two Boys Die in 15-Floor Fall Bride of RAF Officer Reported Despondent By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. Dec. 2.—The bride of an RAF flight officer and her two sons by a previous marriage plunged 15 stories to their death today. The three, whose bodies were found close together on a one-story extension of the Henry Hudson Hotel, were identified as Mrs. Mary Lindsay Tomlinson, 34. and her sons, Michael Hiddingh, 8, and John Hiddingh, 6. Police of the West Fifty-fourth street station said Mrs. Tomlinson's first husband, Guy Hiddingh, was killed in action some time ago with the British forces in Africa. She mar ried Flight Officer David Tomlinson two months ago, they said, and was despondent because she and the children Avere unable to join him in England. I Detective Edward Houlihan said •it had not yet been determined whether the woman pushed the two children from the hotel window and then followed them or whether one child went first and she plunged a few seconds later frith the second boy In her arms. Flyer Crashes On Range; 10,002 Shots Miss Him By the Associated Press. SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 2—Lt. N. E. Jacobs of Little Rock. Ark., a Navy flyer, lived through 10,002 nar row escapes—all in three hours, the Army reports. His plane crashed and he found i himself, suffering severe shock, at | the wrong end of Camp Callan’s mountainside rifle range. The 51st Training Battalion fired 10,002 rounds of machine gun am munition while Lt. Jacobs, unable to indicate his presence, cowered di rectly behind the targets. As the soldiers prepared to move on, Lt. Robert Harley of New York, battery commander, saw a spot of color on the mountainside, investi-n gated, and found Lt. Jacobs semi-* conscious. He had not been hit.