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THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER " - ~ ~!~ii The REPORTER, =' ', i PETER Washington I B. PEEVE This Concerns Every Citizen ITPAIN5 w o. THE WEATHE 621 Union Trust 8wldles. t t 11|/ 11"2 ~' Tt]/ASRINGTON today is a vast VYII.I-VI v, stage upon which events of DRY// national and international moment " crowd themselves with lightning rapidity and with kaleidoscopic clarity. They are events and pro- posals which have ramifications af- fecting the lives and destinies, one way or another, not only of our own ~ e.- 1" people in the cities and hometowns ~,v !F in America, but of people every- where, i And we criticize our congressmen gripe at our governmental agen- cies freely and often, but, as a mat- ter of fact, it is amazing that with the quickening and increasing tempo of affairs here, the men and women in government keep abreast of the times and the respon- sibilities with which they are faced as well as they do. Just within the last few days . Victory for the Reciprocal Trade ex- tension in the house and its defeat, by a senate committee, . . the,] overwhelming vote of confidence in ~tt,! / ,world cooperation by the house -~t~ action of Bretton Woods . . . the streamlining plans for the Veter- ans administration by General Bradley . . . the President's vic- Frosty Thirst-Quenchers Are Party Fare (See Recipes Below) Light Refreshments Looking for an easy way to return ~'our social obligations? This is the season for it, be- cause entertain- ing can be simple and still lovely. All food can be I point easy and fun to fix because it does not re- quire standing over a hot stove to have it ready. For the simpler type of party, rely heavily on cooling one-half cup of thirst quenchers with perhaps a few *the cooled syrup cookies or small cakes arranged at- into shaker or tractively on a platter. If the party takes the place of dinner, you might have several substantial salads Try serving on the lawn or garden, buf- fet style, and save strain on house- keeping. You will want to suggest coolness in your table settings. Blues and greens are very comfortable and you can relieve the monotony by having flowers in whites, pink or yellow, whichever goes best with what you have. I've picked out some especially good beverages for this season. Don't use your supplies of canning sugar for such things as this. If you can manage to purchase ice cream and sherbet for the drinks, do so and save the sugar where it's most needed. Orange Cream (Serves 6) 4 egg yolks 4~ cops orange juice 1 cups cream or rich milk Sugar, if desired Beat egg yolks until light, add or- ange juice and blend thoroughly. Pour into glasses and stir in cream. Sweeten to taste, if sugar is need- ed. Serve at once. Party Punch. (Serves 8 to 10) 1 cup freshly made tea 1 cup sugar 2 cups water 1 cup orange Juice 1 cup sliced, sweetened strawberries cup lemon Juice I pint carbonated water Pour hot tea over sugar, add wa- ter. Cool. Add orange and lemon juice and strawberries. Just be- fore serving, add carbonated water. If served in punch bowl, add thin slices of Orange. Orange Punch. (Serves 6 to 8) 1 Pint oi-ange ice 4 pints dry ginger ale Crushed ice Maraschino cherries Beat orange ice and ginger ale together. Serve in glasses with crushed ice and cherries: Fruit Lemonade. (Serves 6 to 8) 1~ cups light corn syrup cup water Juice of 2 lemons Juice of 2 oranges cup pineapple juice 4 tablespoons cracked ice Lynn Says Easy Sips: Next time you have iced tea, flavor with honey in, stead of sugar and serve with lemon and orange wedges. It's delightful. If you have leftover fruit juices, coffee or tea, make ice cubes with them. Then frosty drinks will sol have that watery flavor. Bit fruit, berries or mint sprigs may also be frozen in ice cubes to Lynn Chambers' Refreshment Suggestion *Party Punch Assorted Finger Sandwiches *Fudgies Assorted Mints or Small Candies *Recipes Given make them attractive. For d good afternoon pick-up, try chilled tomato Juice with gin- ger ale; or, use apricot nectar with a dash of lemon Juice. Iced coffee takes on a party touch when topped with meringue and sprinkled with cinnamon. 4 cherries Few slices of banana 1~ cups ginger ale Boil together syrup and water for 2 minutes. Set aside and cool. Pour large jar, add fruit juices and ice and shake. Fill glasses about half full of the mixture and complete with ginger ale, remaining syrup, slivered cher- ries and banana. Cookies to go with the cool drinks should be tasty but sugar-saving. You'll like both of these suggestions: Fudgles. (Makes 4 dozen 2-/rich cookies) V4 cup shortening cup sugar cop dark corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract I egg $ squares chocolate 2 cups flour teaspoon soda 1 teaspoon salt cup buttermilk or sour milk cup nuts Cream together sugar and short- ening. Add syrup gradually, beat- ing after each addition. Blend in vaniIIa. Add egg and beat until light. Add melted chocolate. Sift together all dry ingredients, then add to creamed mixture alter- nately with buttermilk, beating until smooth after each addition. Blend in nuts. Drop by spoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake in a moderate (350-degree) oven. (One- half cup cocoa may be used in place of chocolate. Sift with flour, soda and salt. ) Almond Jam Bars. (Makes 2~ dozen mediam- sized bars) cup shortening teaspoon almond extract teaspoon vanilla cup corn syrup or honey 1~4 cups flour l teaspoon baking powder teaspoon salt teaspoon cinnamon teaspoon cloves I egg cup Jam Mix together shortening and ex- Add syrup, mixing well. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Add to short- ening and mix until crumbly. Beat in egg, mixing well. Spread half of batter on greased, shallow pan, Spread jam over batter. Cover jam with remaining batter. Bake in a moderately hot (400-degree) oven 25- 30 minutes. Cut in bars. Here's a light layer cake that's lovely for more elaborate parties. Spread marshmallow filling tn be- tween and on top, then sprinkle with shaved nuts and candied cherries: Swedish Layer Cake. 5 whites of eggs teaspoon cream of tartar I cup sugar cup cocoa cup flour teaspoon vanilla Beat eggs until foamy, add cream of tarta{, sugar and cocoa and beat well very stiff. Add vanilla, fold in sifted flour and place in 2 shallow buttered pans. Bake in a moderate (350-degree) oven about 20 minutes. A good cookie type of sweet for summertime is this one that i~ sugar-saving, too. Melt about 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the top part of a double boiler and then mix in 3 cups wheat flakes. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and allow to cool Or, spread in a greased, shallow pan and cut into squares. Relea~d by Wi~tero Newspaper Ul~loa. tory in the Russian empasse at San Francisco . . . the Truman pro- ~osal for temporary unemployment compensation during the reconver- sion era . . . the modernization of the governmental set-up as planned . the Murray-Wagner-O'Mahoney full-time employment bill . . all these are a few examples. And now the Wagner - Murray - Dingle bill which will affect the lives of ev- ery man, woman and child in every ~ometown and rural community in America. It completely overhauls, enlarges and federalizes the present social se- curry law, bringing under its pro- visions an additional 15,000,000 farm- ers, farm laborers, domestic em- ployees, small merchants, profes- sional men and women, seamen and employees of non-profit organiza- tions. BILLIONS INVOLVED The new measure, a bulky, 185- page document, carries with it ap- propriations which will run into bil- lions of dollars. The section on hos- pitals and health centers alone calls for $950,000,000 over a 10-year period. That it will meet with deter. mined opposition is a foregone con- clusion, for it attempts to national- Ize all provisions of the present act, except medical and public as- sistance, taking over old age and survivors insurance and unemploy- ment compensation from the states and placing those features ex- clusively in-the hands of the fed- eral government. Rates to employers are increased from the average of 3Va per cent they are now paying to 4 per cent to finance all the insurance features and employees would pay approx~- mutely 3 per cent more than they are paying under the present law but are given greatly expanded pro- tection. The farmer is entitled to all the provisions of the bill except un- employment compensation and tem- porary disability insurance. He would get medical aid, old age and survivors insurance and disability for which he would pay 5 per cent on his net income up to $3,600. He would make his payments quarterly or semi.annually. If the farmer has a hired hand, he would deduct 5 per cent of his net income for transmissal to the and records would be kept through the use of stamps to be issued for the purpose, eliminating any book- keeping. The same method would be used by the small business man. He would pay on his net income up to $3,600 at the same rate, and if he has one or more employees not now receiv- ing benefits of the social security Jaw, he would deduct their percent- ages and issue stamps to the em- ployees to eliminate bookkeeping. In some states from one to eaglet employees are not now covered by the social security law. DOMESTIC HELP AIDED. Domestic help would come under the same provisions, If you have a maid, a cook, a washwoman, you woul~ deduct the proper percentage from her pay on pay-day and pre- sent her with stamps for her book issued for the purpose. Professional men such as doctors, lawyers, den- fists, veterinarians etc also be- come eligible for the benefits under the law with a cost of 5 per cent on net income up to $3,600. Briefly, the provisions of the new bill provide: 1. A program of federal grants and loans for consh'uo- t/on of hospitots aad heaRb tera especially in rural ar~. 2. It bruadems the present fe4- ersl grants- in- aid for public health service up to 75 per vent of amounts expended by the slakm. 3. Expands the community. wide maternal and child-health and welfare service, the federal government paying up to 75 per cent et amount ezpended by the states. Nit--How do bacteria reproduce? Wit--They divide and multiply. Tee Seon Orderly officer--Where's the set- |cant? Private--Oh, he's over in the bar- racks, hanging himself. O. O.--Didn't you cut him down? Private--No, he wasn't dead yet. Good Old Tlmes Lettie--I would like to have lived ~n the days of King Arthur. Betty--I don't know as I would ~ave cared much for the days, but t would have liked the Knlghhl. The cross-examination had been unusually severe, but the district at- torney had one more question to ask before dismissing the witness. "Mr. Dixon," he caustically de- manded, "how many attempts have been made to have you tell a differ- ent story than the one you just told the court? And who were the people who made those attempts?" The answer was prompt "Severa: people tried to make me see things their way, but you have been the most persistent by far." Tall Tales Myron (yarning about his trip on a sailboat) -- The wind died dow~ and for hours the boat didn't move. I had no food with me. Starvation was staring me in the face-- Byron (dryly)--It couldn't have been pleasant for either of you! School Daze Teacher--When you grow up, I'm sure you'd like to possess certain good qualities, such as truth, hon- esty--and what else? Bright Boy--Sales reslstaneel Housewife--Well, why don't yo'J work, if you're hungry? Tramp--I tried that once, ma'am, and it seemed to make me hungrier. Boy versus Girl Ned--I told her that each hour l spent with her was like a pearl to me. Ted---Well, didn't that impress her? Ned--No. She told me to quit stringing her. Hasty Action Sergeant -- By the way, have you ever seen a ghost? Corporal--Well, once I thought L saw one, but I wasn't there long enough to make sure.