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Select her perfect d amond solitaire or wedding bond ot Bensons, ossured of flawless color, cut and brilliance Each gem diamond at Bensons is personally selected and backed by our reputation for integrity in diamonds. Buy HER diamond at Bensons . . . and buy for less because of our upstairs location and lower overhead. > i Diamond Solitaires_'-.$50 to $2500 Diamond Wedding Rings_$16.50 to $500 t Second Floor 1319 F St. N.W. Washington's Finest Upstairs Jewelers 'Mystery' Armored Jeeps Play Significant Role in Sicily By THOMAS R. HENRY, Star Staff Correspondent WITH UNITED STATES »th DIVISION IN SICILY (By Aerial Courier).—A new kind of American “battle wagon”—the Invention of a Washington offi cer—played a significant role during the Sicil ian campaign. From the dis tance, a6 it came bouncing over the rocks of Sicilian hillsides it looked like a tiny tank*. None of the Nazi in telligence re ports, so far as is known, ever has mentioned this strange new Thomas R Henry. American vehicle. In fact few American officers, except those in the 60th Infantry and officials in Washington who sanctioned its con struction, knew what it was. Actually, it waa an ordinary Amer ican jeep equipped with armor plate. The idea of the armored Jeeps oc curred to the regimental commander while on maneuvers in the United States. He was with a reconnais sance group which came linder sim ulated rifle fire. They were, said the umpire, “out of action.” That was just what was likely to happen in real combat, the colonel admitted. After the maneuvers, he had a cardboard model made and the project was discussed with ordnance experts. With orders from Wash ington, a Pennsylvania foundry forged the steel according to special requirements. She armor plate with driving slits is in front of the driver and the machine gunner, taking the place of a windshield, and extends around the sides, giving both frontal and flank protection. It is made of steel a quarter-inch thick and weighing 400 pounds. It gives the scouts protec tion against .30 and .45 caliber pro jectiles and from flying splinters of shrapnel. These armored jeeps have been used in all engagements since the North African landings but they came into their own in the Sicilian campaign. Men of the intelligence and reconnaissance platoon who use them were given the dual mission of locating the enemies positions and of finding a route which the regiment’s heavier vehicles could follow. The men had to operates miles ahead of their foot troops in hills where the best thoroughfare was a mule trail down a rocky stream bed. “That little hunk of steel,” ex plained Lt. Harold Willoughby, Florence Junction, Ariz., leader of the platoon, “is a wonderful com fort when shrapnel and rifle bullets are chasing you.” In the platoon’s operations near Floresta, three men in one of these jeeps were wounded by shrapnel after capturing a German patrol and many more would have been in jured had it not been for the armor plate. Lt. Willoughby himself was captured and rescued by his men due to the ability of the jeeps to travel through enemy-held terrain. He had dismounted from his jeep and was proceeding on foot ahead of his platoon hunting for mines. He was in a dried-up gully. Hound ing a corner he glanced up and found himself looking down the bar rels of three German rifles. “I knew I needed about 5 minutes times,” he said. “If I was able to stall long enough the men would realize that something had hap pened. But if they missed seeing me they’d ride by and into the main German position.” Lt. Willoughby did some quick thinking. He walked right up to the patrol of three Nazis, head down, poking the ground with a stick. Then, lifting his head and pretend ing to see them for the first time, he vjflked ahead with a smile as If ho *u meeting his boat friends, ■tuck out his hand and shook the hand of each of the amazed Ger mans. "Say, I’d like that for a souve nir,” he said and reached for the German sergeant’s hat. The Germans looked at each other in bewilderment. "You Francias,” Lt. Willoughby continued. "Me Francals, too.” "Sie sind Americaniche,” said the German sergeant. "Oh, no,” insisted Lt. Willoughby, playing his part. "Me nuts, me crazy.” To prove his point he broke into an exhibition of the latest G. I. jit terbug steps. The Germans glanced at each other, uneasily. “I want a drink of water,” Lt. Willoughby said, pointing to a pool of very dirty water at his feet and fumbling for his canteen. Precious minutes were passing while he stalled in this way. The Germans grew impatient and told him there was good water back a hundred yards in the gully. But this was the water he wanted, the lieuten ant said, continuing to fumble with his canteen. Finally, growing impatient, the German sergeant grabbed his arm and started back with him. But the ruse had worked. Before they had taken a dozen steps they heard a noise behind them, and there on top of the gully were three of Lt. Wil loughby’s jeep6 and his platoon ser geant, Norman L. Martin, Belle ville, 111. The Nazi patrol hardly had realized what had happened before it was riding back to the Ameri can lines in one of the strange new “tanks.” Add part of your bloodstream to the swelling tide of victory. Call Blood Donors, District 3300, for an appointment. Richard W. Woolworth Is Sued for Divorce By the Associated Press. TAMPA, Pl»., Nov. 13.—Richard W. Woolworth, son of the founder of the vast Woolworth dime store for tune, was named defendant in a divorce suit filed by his wife here, attorneys said today. Mrs. Woolworth, the former Mar garet Brady of Scranton, Pa., charged desertion, and asked perma nent custody of the Woolworth’a three children, Charles Sumner Woolworth II, 17; Barbara, IS, and Richard, 8. She also requested tem porary and permanent alimony for herself and the children. Charles Sumner Woolworth, II, LONG LIFE FLOORS FOR CLUBROOMS, STORES, ETC. CALL MEt. 1870 For Details QUAKER LINOLEUM COMPANY * 6th and "F" Sts. N.W. ■he nld, is named for his paternal grandfather who in MSO opened the first five and ten-cent store In Scranton, Pa. *The business was developed into a Nation-wide chain, of stores. Mrs. Woolworth gave her address as Redington Beach, Fla., and that of her husband as San Francisco, Calif. Decries Late Hours British children are being ad versely affected by late hours, too much noise, too much radio at home, too much time at the movies, de clared Miss G. Kerr, Educational Psychologist of the Medical De partment of Surrey, in a speech at Addlestone, England. .' - I - " • . Steinway Pianos THE INSTRUMENT OF THE IMMORTALS A Fine Selection of New and Used STEINWAY GRANDS Ready for Immediate Delivery Styla S Steinway Grand 5’ 1" Mahogany Styla M Steinway Grand S' 7" Mahogany Styla M Stainway Grand S’ 7" Walnut Style M Steinway Grand 5' 7" Ebony Style' L Steinway Grand 5* lOVi" Mahogany Style A Steinway Grand 6' 4Vi" Mohogony Style A Steinway Grand 6' 4Vi" Wolnut CAMPBELL MUSIC COMPANY Authorized Steinway Dealer j 721 11th St. N.W. 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