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III -mr~ ---r~ T THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER, VENT.f OF THE WEEK Tfllg)UGIK)UI" THE JrTATE TOLD IN BRIEF FORM Explosion Burns Farm Residence Carrington-- Fire, which started from an explosion of lard being rendered in a coal-range oven, com- pletely destroyed the farm home of the Carl Thornton family re- cently. The farm is near Bordulac. MS. and Mrs. Thornton had gone to Devils Lake to consult a doctor. Four younger children were in school and a son, William, home on furlough from the army, and his wife were in the kitchen at the time of the explosion. William was blown across the loom, sus- taining second deglee burns on his face and hands and arms. His wife, climbed to safety through the kit- chen window, while William made his way to the door and got out- side just before the six-room house was completely enveloped in flames and burned to the ground before help could even be summoned. Neighbors have proven their adher- ence to the Golden Rule and have sponsored clothing and food show- ers for the now destitute Thornton family, as the fire destroyed all their belongings. They are also helping the family to line a gar- age and make it suitable for tem- porary living quarters for them. RAM BRINGS $1500 AT SALE MINOT --- What are believed by sale officials here to be the highest prices paid for a ewe and a ram lamb in the records of sheep sales in America were paid by Weaver E. Witwer, of Cedar Rapids, Ia for the grand champion ewe and ram at the second national Columbia sale held at the Minot fair grounds recently. Witwer paid $I.500 for the ram lamb which topped the show and sale, which was consigned by Lloyd B. Stevens, of Cando, retiring pres- ident of the Dakota-Minnesota Co- lumbia Breeders Association. He paid $190 for a yearling ewe con- signed by R. L. Hanna and J. D. Hooten of Bordulac. Sale officials took note of the fact that the two animals for which the Cedar Rapids buyer paid a total of $2,410 were both from North Da- kota flocks. After going over the figures of the sale today, E. M. Gregory, of Fargo, sale manager, reported that the 286 registered Columbias which were auctioned, brought a total of $M,555. Fire Destroys Transfer Company Minot-- A recent fire here dest- royed the Dakota Transfer and Storage company garage and con- tents, with a loss estimated at $45,000 by H. E. Janke, company secretary and treasurer and general manager. The fire started while a workman was welding the top of a truck 'when the insulation caught fire. Workman nearby grabbed fire extinguishers and believed they had the fire under control. By the time the Fire Department was notified a second time, the blaze was uot of control, The fire spread rapidly due to the oil drums and gasoline which fed the flames. In- cluded in the loss were three trucks and a traile~ compressors, shop tools, oil and ~asoline. N. D. MAN KILLED IN TRUCK MISHAP BLANCHARD -- Henry Steffen, 42, well-known plasterer and con- crete worker, was recently burned to death when the truck he was driving hit a culvert and catapult- ed some I00 feet before coming to a stop in the railway right of "way near Highway 18. With Steffen was Oscar Homstad, also of here, who was thrown clear of the truck at the time of the accident and escap- ed with slight burns. The two mean had been working on a job at Hunt- er and were enroute home when the accident occurre& At the first im. pact the pickup caught ~ire and was n~ of flames before it came ~o stop, Steffen was trapped in the cab and burne~ beyond recognition. Besides his wife, he is survived by 7 children. Father And Son Meet After 15 Years FORMAN -- A father and son met here recently for the first time in 15 years. Rodney MacKenzie, who has been living at Lake Alton, Saskatchewan, Canada, with an un- cle and aunt. surprized his father, Ernest E. MacKenzie. by paying him a visit. Mr. MacKenzie is the agent for the North American Creameries compa~y here. Rodney has made his home in Canada since the death of his mother in Septem. her, 1929. NORTH DAKOTA BOYS IN MANILA The followine news story was writ;en and compiled by Lieu- tenant-Commander, D. J. 8hults, USNR, Public Information 01" ricer, stationed in the Phili#kine# -- who is well know to North Dakotans.--S~RvicE EDITOR. Nekoma: John W. Dobbins Regent: Val W. Kuntz Minnewauken: Kenneth Tollef- son. Dale Rau Merricourt: Otto Steinwand, .Aarence O. Blecha Max: Prince Bokobay Michigan: Henry Larson Lehr: Herbert O. Erbele Rugby: E. T. Frydenlund, Joel Gronvold Larimore: W. H. Rutz, Kenneth McCoy, Vernon S. Cooper Luverne: Bernar( Sully Lena: Robert Heck Northwood: C. O. Furnseith Po:tland: Wayne M. Amundsen Powez Lake: Theodore Gibson Ne.~ Salem: Bob Buckman Ashley: Gothfried Eslinger, Al- bert Maier, Theodore Fischer Alexander: Gunder Spedsvold Bowman: William R. White, Rob- err Olson Belcourt: Ernest Frederick, John Allard Buxton: George P. Werness, Al- fred Hanson. Edwin Fugelston, Howard O. Nettum" Bisbee: Victor E. Maler, Jr N. L. Lilsey Buchanan: Daniel Gill, Alvin C. Sondrol Alamo: Toralf Digerness. Arnold Arseth, Ernest R. Renner Buffalo: Francis Kilaran, Frank Werrrer Bottineau: Alvin Hagen, Arthur Hanson, Alice Finstad Braddock: John H Peterson Belfield: Walter H. Gayda, Law- rence Chaska Almont: John Kilene, Gordon Ol- son Beach: Charles Meredith Amidon: Stanley W. Bale Balta: Leo Schneider Arthur: Lloyd E. Levin Battleview: Lloyd Holmrast Kloten: Selmer Hanson Fortuna: Elmer Abell Kula: Vernon Herman, Kenneth Anderson, Orion D. Reich Foxholm: Leonard Haider, Wil- liam Schmitz Hankinson: John Wolf Hamden: Frank M. Damschen Gwinner: William B. English Halliday: Harold Frafjord (Conth~ued From Last Week) Hanks: Cflarenc~ Carlson. Judah: Letand Fett Grenora: B, T. Lindquist. Hazen: Edwin Drath. Fingai: Phillip Steidl. Ga:rison: Clifford James. Horace: Donald Odegard. Hebron: Henry Meas, John Martz. Hazelton: Theodore Will, Phlllip Kuntz, Leo B. Lansherger, Het'Anger: Frederick Forthum, Bernard Fadness. Golva: Harry R. Funk. Finley: Wallace Johnson, Edw- ard A. Johnson. Hillsboro: Harold Setnes. Grafton: Donald Nollman. Kindred: Alfred P. Groethe. Harwood: Melvin Olso Fort Yates: Jame,~ A. Danserau. Haynes: Harvey S. Hanson, Wil- liam O. Hanson. Hatton: Kenneth Amundson, Nor- ris Holman. Fcrman: Quenton Rehak. G1 n Ullin: Frar.l, C. Baums. Lisbon: Maurice Strum. Carrington: Earl Guryn, L. Sper- ling, James Pierce, Cletus He- ings. New Rock ford: Ray Myhre. Langdon: E. Beauchamp. Casselton: Kenneth Kafaun, Ruth E Kickertz, C. A. Fischer. Cando: Durward Brandt, Ray- mond Gladue. Fargo: A. L. Cummings, Henry Hennings, Owen L. Ostbye, Jer- ry S. McLaughlin, Thomas Cos- sette, Lyle Swetland, W. D. Cros- by Patrick Tucker. Burt T. Idso, Henry F. Lee, W. C. Myron, Robert Amundson, Norman Wo- lson, F. A. Bristol, Donald Port, Robert W. Nees. Ray Jackson, Henry Krogh, Virgil E. Lassette. Bismarck: Harley F. Hugelman, Patrick McCabe, Gene Mass- eth, Bette Betts, Bob Tyngstad, George Masseth. "Tex" Callie, Dan Schneider, Norman Fischer Martin Schmidt, Howard Beers, J. Dohn. Roy Poffenberger. Minot: M. E. Gay, Duane G. Galle, Clifford Fullar, Robert K. O1- son, George A. Hawley, Donald Weston, R. W. Lee, Jim W. Raney, Frank Kuntz, Miles Miller, Melvin D. Hagen, Gor- don Mellum, Jake ~;chude, R. W. McCahan, John R. Ohearn, T. O. Odegard, Robert Finke, Cyril Kluck, P. L. Alg. Mandan: George Paul, E. H. Hen- drickson. P. Regan, Clem C. Weber, Walter Malmgren, Fnee- man C. Tifft, Christ Dietrich, H. G. Underholz. Grand Forks: Whitey Sollom, Myron Molstad, Harvey Hanson, Douglas Hutchins, D. Ramage, l~enneth Jakes, James Trep- anier, Willis Hutchings, Melvin Lewis, Gerald C. Dietz, Earl W. Hanson. Dickinson: Lawrence M. Kuntz, (TO BE CONTINUED) Couple Observes 60th Anniversary WAHPETON -- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Voves recently marked their 60th wedding anniversary and a family gathering was held in the home of their son, Martin Voves. The couple was married at La- Crosse, Wis October 27, 1885, and came here two years later to make their home. They have resided here ever since. They were the parents of six children, four of whom sur- vive. Mr. Voves is 82 years of age and Mrs. Voves is 76. i :: ,o,wo,o SsluUen In Next llsus ' LI-[ " Np.U EIOBD~ONTAL , I Apportioned .~ To burn with lUluid 11 An epistle 12 Kagles' nes~ 14 Nenter pro~otm . i~ Afternoou parties 17 Pilaster 18 To defa~e ~0 To frighten Small flap 24 Baker's products 26 To puff up 28 Prefix: not 29 Strips of wood $I Light textile fabric 33 To canter 35 To twirl 36 To contrast 39 To rub out 42 Correlative of either 43 Strip of leather 4,5 To break suddenly 46 Small rug 48 To bar legally ~The self High card (pl.) Slender ~5 Man's nick- name 5~Flou 59 To slip away 61 Compound ether 62 Winter pre- cipitation VEBTICAL 1 Minor matter 2 French for .'.'and" 3 Siamese coin 4 Dregs 5 TO track down 6 Symbol for samarium 7 Symhol for cerium 8 Macaw 9 Fuzz 10 To hold back II Walks halt. ingly 1~ Carnivorous mammal 18 Transaction I9 Kingdom 21 Rodents 22 Russian stockade Halle Turkish commanders ~0 Freshat 82 Silly 34 Is mistaken State of in. sensibility (pl.) A wise answer 38 Consumes 40 Wisest 41 Lyric poem 44 Europeans 47 Golfer's mound (pL) 49 Medicinal tablet Sl Rested Girl's name ~7 Brother of Odin M Teutonie deity 60 Hebrew letter Answer to Plsslo N6: $4. aeflss 1 -44 Substantial Quality Food a Necessity on Winter Social Menu Fiesta punch is delicious served either hot or cold. No sugar Is re- quired when oue of the suggested substitutes is used, and the bever- age can be quickly made a short time before guests arrive. With so many families returning to the old home town, and couples who married dur- ing the war final- ~ ~ ly getting settled together, wel- come parties are becoming quite the style. Social engagement books which looked blank are now filled again. Yes, entertaining is due for a re- vival. This is the time, because the holiday season is approaching in full glory. Food is not the problem it was last year although there still are restrictions, and it's fairly easy to serve something nice and make the table look its prettiest. If the group is mixed and there are a number of men (big eaters, now that they have learned to have lots of chow or go to mess regular- my!), plan to have a sflbstantial cas- serole dish with some hearty trim- mings like big salads ing cakes or pastry. Or, if the affair is to be just a snack, serve bread with a choice of fillings and the usual accompani- ments like potato chips, pickles, olives, relishes, and punch or some favorite beverage. Suggestion I. Assorted Bread: Oatmeal, Raisin, White and Rye. Sandwich Fillings: Nippy Cheese and Peanut Butter. Relishes: Olives. Radishes, Car- rot Sticks and Celery Hearts. Beverage: Orange Juice or Fiesta Punch. Nippy Cheese Filling. Combine equal parts of cream cheese and butter. Add salt and paprika to taste and. 1 teaspoon each of ,finely minced parsley, pick- les, olives and green pepper. Fla- vor with sardine paste. Peanut Butter Filling. Peanut butter may be served alone or it may be combined with any of the following for a delicious filling: jam chopped bacon or grat- ed raw carrots. Fiesta Punch. (Makes ~ gallon) I cup strong tea cup sugar, honey or corn syrup ~ cup lemon juice 1~ cups orange juice 1 cup grape juice 1 quart water Make the strong tea by pouring 1 cup boiling water over 4 teaspoons c~. of tea. Dissolve ~f ~J~ sugar or substi- .~: ,;f tutes in the hot, ~.'~/,~ strained tea. (The G'c~vS~ tea should steep "~'~('~-'~4~ first for 5 min- urea.) For a hot o eh, combine the tea with the fruit juices and add the water which should be boil- ing hot. Serve at once. For cold punch, chill the tea and combine with well-chilled fruit Juices and iced water. Garnish the punch with slices of orange and lemon. i LYNN ~S Cure for Yore" Silverware: Clean, hot, soapy water is recom- mended for both fiat serving pieces and tableware. Rinse in boiling water after washing and wipe dry as soon as possible. To remove tarnish, use a good silver polish or wet a little sifted whiting with ammonia and apply with a soft cloth. Let stand until dry, rub off with soft cloth, rinse and polish with a second cloth or chamois. Silver tarnished with egg should be cleaned immediately. A small soft brush is best for cleaning ornamental pieces. Silverware should never be heated directly or placed on the range. Serving dishes may be heated over hot water or kept warm on the radiator if an as- bestos pad is placed under them. LYNN CHAMBERS' IDEAL MENU Oyster Rarebit Crackers Jellied Vegetable Salad Apricot Cobbler Cream Tea, Coffee or Milk Suggestion II. Farm Sausage Casserole Cov~bination Salad Crusted Rolls Favorite Cake Beverage The main dish for this hearty snack can be made ready before company comes, and then heated about half an hour before serving time rolls around. Farm Sausage Casserole. (Serves 6) 1~ cups broken macaroni cup diced American cheese 1 tablespoon minced onion % teaspoon salt 1~ cups thin white sauce 1 cup green peas, cooked cup sauteed mushrooms cup chopped pimiento 1 pound pork sausages, broiled Buttered bread crumbs Cook macaroni in boiling, salted water~ until tender. Drain and rinse. Combine with all renaming ingre- dients, except sausages and bread crumbs. Place in casserole which has been greased. Top with sau- sages and sprinkle a few bread crumbs over the top. Heat in a slow (325-degree) oven for 25 minutes. Combination Salad. (Serves 6 to 8) I head lettuce I cucumber 2 to 3 tomatoes 1 bunch radishes 1 bunch small onions 1 green pepper Celery curls Carrot curls French dressing Wash all vegetables carefully and allow to chill. Break lettuce into chunks and line salad bowl. Toss in all other ingre- dients which have been sliced or cut into pieces and sprinkle french dressing over them. Favorite Cake 1 cup whjppll~ cream 1 cup ~ngar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1~ cups sifted cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder Whip the cream until slightly thickened but not stiff enough to hold a peak. Fold in the gently, the beaten eggs and vanilla. Add the flour which has been sifted with the baking powder and a speck of salt. Mix only until smooth. Place in two shallow cake pans and bake in a moderate (~0-degree) oven for 25 minutes. Cool Frost with seven- minute icing and sprinkle with coco- nut. Or, frost with whipped cream and sprinkle with coconut. For impromptu entertaining, there's nothing easier to prepare than a tray of sandwich spreadswith assorted bread and health drinks of citrus fruit Juices in colorfu~ glasses. Seven-Minute Icing. 1 egg white, unbeaten 3 tablespoons tom water cup granulated sugar teaspoon cream of tartar teaspoon vmalll~ Place all ingredients in top of dou- ble boiler. Beat with rotary beater until mixed, then place over hot wa- ter, and continue beating until frost- ing stands up in peaks (about 7 mln- urea). Ahead of the other foods the re- tu~,d G.I. will look fomvard to are tii~ good, hon~sma~e deuerts. What. ever was his favorite when he left is sure to be his favorite when he returns. He has spent many hours thinking and dreaming of that des- sert. Chocolate has been a favorite of the serviceman, His favorite may have been chocolate ice cream, chocolate pie or chocolate cookies. The sizes of portions should be man- size, he has learned how to eat in a big way and will not be at home when dainty portions are passed out. Milk seems to be the favorite bev- erage of returned servicemen. This might be served with the addition of chocolate or in form of a malted or egg malted drink, all of which will be welcomed. Give him a try with bread, raisin, nut, potato, or best of all a real home baked loaf. He may be tired of dark tack and stale white bread, and anxious to try s,~mething new and different. Released by Western Newspaper Union. The Golden Stool By ETHELYN PARKINSON McClure Newsuaver Syndicate. WNU Features. AT THEIR first breakfast in Lin- wood, Ellen Hamilton asked anxiously, "John, will you look up your Uncle Comstoek? Or shall we wait for him to call?" John's lip twitched. "Let's get settled first, dear. And aren't you expecting Lucille Smythe and her father soon? You'll be busy." "John, I'll certainly have time for Uncle Comstock." Ellen set out to find him that day. He wasn't in the phone book, so she consulted the city directory. Corn- stock Whitney Hamilton resided at 33 Reber street. Ellen took a taxi across the river, down Main street, across another rather smelly little river, to a strangely rural looking community. "You must be wrong," she said to the driver. "I'm looking for the residence of Mr. Comstock Whitney Hamilton." ~rhat's it, ma'am." He pointed to a tumble-down cottage. "But," he grinned, "if you want to see old 'Ham,' look for him in front of Pete's Place at the east end of the bridge. He's held down a bench there for twenty years." "Are you sure you're not mistak- en?" Ellen asked frigidly. "Ma'am, everyone in Linwood knows those old fixtures in front of Pete's---swappin' lies and spittin'. There's old Ham, old Joe Horner--" "Never mind," Ellen said. "Take me there." That night she said to John, "You should have seen how overcome poor Uncle Comstock was. I felt so ashamed! Your own uncle, sit- ting on that hard old bench with those horrid men! It's weeks since he's seen a barber. He was speech- less when 1 told him who I was, that we're living on Prospect avenue and that we insist on his moving in with us. I don't suppose he dreamed anyone would rescue him." John blinked. "Are you sure we can make him happy?" "Oh, yes! He'll love being in this house, having'nice clothes and know- ing really congenial people." John smiled. "Set a frog on a golden stool " "What's that?" "Nothing," John said. "When do we move him?" Ellen considered. Lucille Smythe would be in town the next week on her way east She was a bit snooty. Her father would be with her--he'd once lived in this town. Ellen had seen pictures of Lucille's father, a dignified old gentleman with a point- ed white beard. "Uncle Comstock will come at once," Ellen said firmly. They left Uncle Comstock's eot- tags just as it was. He wouldn't need anything there. He was silent on the way to Prospect Avenue. "He's simply bewildered," Ellen whispered to John. Uncle Comstock looked sweet in his new clothes. Ellen supervised the barber'swork. A white mustache and pointed beard made him posi- tively distinguished. After dinner he said he wished he'd brought his plug of chewing tobacco. Ellen pat- ted his hand. "Darling, John has some good cigars." He smiled wist- fully. He did just as I~llen said. "I won- der what he's thinking," Ellen sighed. "He seems so pitiful and wistful, doesn't he?" "More every day," John said. Lucille was due Saturday. At ten she phone& from the station. Ellen found her quite upset. "I've lost Daddy. He'went out to talk to the baggage master--and now he's disappeared!" They looked about and gave up. John met them for luncheon and they shopped. There was a bus tie- up, and they walked across the bridge for the Prospect Avenue bus. As they approached Pete's Place, Ellen saw five or six old "fixtures" on the bench. She thought of poor Uncle Comstock and shivered. Suddenly her blood froze. Uncle Comstock was sitting right there with the others, chewing tobacco! Desperately, Ellen walked and talked fast, calling Lucilie's atten- tio~ to a landmark across the street They were safely past when Lucille exclaimed, "I've dropped a pack- age !" "I'll run b~ack,'' Ellen said quick- my. Then her heart sank as she saw a man rise from the bench, pick up ,someth/ng from the curb and atart towar~t them. But it ,v~tWt .Uncle Comstock. It was another old "fix- ture" who approached them. "Why--Daddyl'" Lueille gasped. "I didn't see you. What are you doing here? Getting the latest on the town?" She laughed nervously. "Daddy ,always talks to everyone. Come along. Daddy!" He was very dignified, but he looked pitiful, wist- ful. Lonely. Like Uncle Comstock. "John," Ellen Said later, "what's the rest of your little poem, 'Set a frog on a golden stool'?" "Guess," John grinned. "Is it. 'Back he'll hop into the pool'?" ' 'Exactly." "Well, it's true," Ellen admitted. "We'll let Uncle Comstock have Pete's bench again," she smiled. Ease Patients A physician in Chicago keeps pa- tients at ease by wired music in his waiting room. [