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THt BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER I [VENTS OF ]'HE WEEK THI DIIGflOUT Tile STATE TOLD IN BRIEF FORM TRAIN-CAR CRASH INJURES COUPLE LANGDON--Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kram of the Dresden community are recovering from injuries sus- tained recently when their car and the south-bound Great Northern train crashed~at a crossing at the west edge of the city. It was the second such accident on the same crossing within nine days. Syl- vester Fell of Hannah, who was driving behind the Kram's car, stopped and brought the injured couple to the hospital. Both suf- fered from shock, Mrs. Kram re- ceiving severe lacerations and bruises about the face and legs. Mr. Kram sustained contusions of the chest, bruises, etc. Their car was badly damaged. Russia Honors Four N. D. Heroes WASHINGTON -- The Russian government decorated 190 United States Navy men for "outstanding military activities" in transporting war goods to Russia's northern ports on the famed "Murmansk run". The North Dakota boys who were decorated included Coxswain Thomas Nightingale, ~V[$ ddoek, who received the medal for brav- ery, Elden Samuel Kirby, ex-boat- swain's niate 2-c, Westhope; Mau- rice Elvin Larson, ex-gunner's ~n~ate 2-c, Devils Lake; Groan Nel- son, gunner's mate 3-c, Maddock, all of whom received medal for merit ~n action. STORK WINS AS TWINS ARE BORN WERNER--The stork won again as Henry Eckleberg of here and his wife began a 47-mile drive to the Richardton hospital. Eckleberg was midway between ~Marshall and Richardton whe] Mrs. Eckleberg gave birth to a baby girl. As the Eckleberg car stopped in front of / the Richardton hospital, Mrs. Eckleberg gave birth to a second child, a boy. A night nurse gave first aid to the mother and twins and summoned Dr. C. R. Dukart. The mother and children were re- ported doing well. CRUISER "FARGO" WAS COMMISSIONED FAR O---Th I0.000 ton cruiser Fargo, named for the city of Far- go, North Dakota, was recently commissioned at the Philadelphia navy yards. The ship cost an es- timated $25,000,000, measures 600 feet in length and carries a main battery of six-inch guns, support- ed by five-inch 38-calibee guns and numerous anti-aircraft weapons. The principal speaker at the com- missioning was Fred O. Olsen, president of the city commission. His wife sponsored the ship at its launching last Feb. 25. FIRE DESTROYS FARM RESIDENCE FINLEY--Fire recently destroy- ed the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Thykeson near here when fire started in the flaxstraw banking around the house. Mr. Thykeson was in Fargo with a load of cattle and Mrs. Thykeson was home alone. Since they did not have a telephone at their place, Mrs. Thy- keson had to drive about a mile and a half to report the fire. How- ever a shortage of water and chemicals gave the blaze a start and the house was soon completely destroyed. The loss was partially covered by insurance. Excellent Hunting Season Ends In N. D. North Dakota's hunting season except for pheasants west and south of the Missouri river until Dec/31 came to an end Saturday for up- land and migratory game. The season was the best in years for geese, was excellent for local ducks, but few hunters got a crack at the socalled flight of northerns. Probably the outstanding de, slop- meat of the hunting season~was the growing criticism of the n'dm- burs of out-of-state hunters, au- guring a subject for legislative consideration" in 1947. N. D. Trapper Finds Foxes Plentiful thab~ N~a'th Dal~ta still has plenty ~ foxes mud other fur bearing animals was proven recently when Oscar $. Nel~n of here reported that so far.t~iis season he h~s caught 101 foxes~, bringing him a bounty of $3 per fox and an average price of $6 for each pelt. In ~dd~tion, the trappe~ ~has caugh~ 90j muskrats, 18 mink, 20 skunks and 7 badgers. n One day his total catch brought him 4 mink, 2 foxes and 29/musk. rats. AUTO MISHAP FATAL TO MAN FORMAN -- Funeral services were held recently for Wallace E. Rasmussen, 28, of here, who died of injuries suffered in an auto crash which occurred near here. Mr. Rasmussen was one of four young men injured when their car failed to make a turn near the Sheyenne river. The young men were .deer hunting and fog ob- scured the driver's vision moment- drily. N. D. CAPITOL AGAIN "LIGHTED" BISMARCK -- North Dakota's biggest Christmas tree will be dis- pl yed ~gain after four years of w~r time restrictions on lighting facilities. Strips of red arid green paper will be placed over certain lighted windows nightly during the Christmas season to form a huge Christmas tree; the decoration will be turned on two or three days be- fore Dec. 25. The design will be changed on New Year's eve to spell out the numberals of the coming year. A lighted six-foot stbar will ~top the capitol tower during the holidays. N. D. Vets Able To Buy Army Jeeps BISMARCK --- North Dakota's veterans of World War II now have the chance to buy a share of the 8,500 surplus jeeps going on sale this month, according to Sen- ator Young. Veterans who show need for a jeep in business or farming operations may apply for a purchase certificate through the Smaller War Plants Corporation, Fargo, N. D. Four thousand of the jeeps are "substantially new" and will sell at prices ranging from $792 to $580. Veterans may either buy "sight unseen" through the SWPC or view the jeeps at Omaha, Neb or Columbus, Ohio, and then purchase them through the Reconstruction Finance Cor- poration. Couple Observes 50th Anniversary HAMPDEN--Mr. and Mrs. So- ran Iverson, who were married 50 years ago at Rushmore, Minn re- cently celebrated their golden wed- ding anniversary at the Lutheran church here. Both Mr. and Mrs. Iverson were born near Stavanger, Norway, and reared there, coming to America in their late teens, Mr. Tverson to Kansas and Mrs. Iver- son to Adrian, Minn. Mr. Iverson worked in coal mines and also on farms in Kansas, Missouri and Minnesota. In 1898, Mr. Iverson came to Cavalier county and filed on a claim which is the quarter section where their farm home was built. They are the parents of six children, four of whom are liv- ing. N. Dak. Loses Two Long-Time Doctors STANLEY Dr. A. Flath, who was nearing his 82nd birthday, passed away at his home here re- cently following a long illness from heart trouble. Dr. Flath was a graduate of the medical college at the University of Toronto, and in 1905-0~ took a post graduate course in New York. He began his medical practice at Churchs Ferry in 1892, coming to Stanley in 1912. Had he lived until 1946 the Flaths would have celebrated their 50th anniversary. WASHBURN--Dr. W. L. Gor- don. 73, died at a local hospital re- cently after being a patient for four days. Dr. Gordon x,~.~ born in Mason county, Ky in 1873. He came to Was:.burn in 19"3. La~st May he completed 50 years of Practice of medicine. He received h~ medical degree from the State Agricultural and Medical college at Lexington, Ky now known as the University of Kentucky Dr. Gordon came to North Dakota in 1901. R. E. A. PLACES ORDERS FOR POLES CROSBY--P. G. Anderson, trus- tee of the Sheridan County Elec- tric Co-operative Inc has an- nounced that orders for 5,000 poles for surveyed Rural Electri&cation administration lines in' this area were placed recently at a meeting of the Westby Commercial club. Engineers have been instrccted to complete all necessary plans for let- ting the contract for construction. Low cost electricity will be furn- ished the co-operative by the BuG reau of Reclamation from the Fort Peck dam. MINOT TO HAVE DIAL PHONES MINOT--Representa*.ives of the state public service commission re- cently agreed to a request by the Northern States Power company for authority to install few equip- ment for automatic dial telephones, and eliminate the four-party line. At the present time Minot has 2,040 lines, nearly all of which are filled to capacity. Applications for 250 more phones have been re- ceived, but the company is unable to extend further service until the improvements are made. UND LIGNITE PLANT TO CLOSE GRAND FORKS---Technical ex- perimentation with lignite coal and its by-products may face an end at the University of North Dakota with the beginning of the new year. Lack of an appropriation to the U. S. Bureau of Mines, is needed to continue the present program. 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Relish Adds Zest to Roast Turkey (See Recipe Below) Holiday Hints If you don't have baked ham or roast beef for Christmas. then you'll want to take full advan- tage of the plen- tiful supply of turkeys and have one of these birds. Roast turkey or plump, stuffed chicken is excellent for a family dinner or a buffet style supper. Don~t forget that you can add spice and splendor to the golden brown, roasted bird by serving it with all the trimmings--cranberry fruit rel- ish, fluffy mashed potatoes, light feathery rolls and a bowl of fruits and nuts. The table will be attractive ff it carries a burnished bowl of bitter- sweet or bells laced together with holly wreaths. Or, you might like a bowl of fruit and nuts set on a shimmering white cloth. Yes, have candles, too, if you like, for they exude the welcome that really spells Merry Xmas. If you've had turkey recently, then make it with a different stuff- ing to avoid monotony. There are really loads of ways to try, you know, and they are all excellent. -Here is one which will certainly win over the family: Oyster Stuffing for Turkey. {For a 12-pound bird) l~-pound loaves of bread (dried) to 1 cup fat, melted I teaspoon salt teaspoon white pepper cup minced onion 4 tablespoons poultry seasoning 1 quart oysters, chopped 4 tablespoons melted butter Remove crusts from bread and cut bread into 1-inch cubes, Toss all ingredients lightly together. All of the stuffing does not have to be baked inside the bird. It may be placed in a cas- serole to bake or may be made into croquettes tO be put around the bird. The jellied cranberry relish may be molded in any n.umber of inter- esting shapes--individually, in a loaf, melon or other shape. You'll like this duotone effect: *Cranberry Fruit Relish. First Part: I envelope unflavored gelatine cup cold water cup, hot water 1 1-pound jar cranberry sauce teaspoon salt LYNN SAYS: Here's How to Remove Stains: Fruit and coffee stains are best removed by stretching the stained part over a bowl and then pour- ing boiling water from height until the stain disappears. If the material is still stained after this treatment, hang in the sun to dry. Milk stains: wash out in cold water while still flesh. Glue stains: apply vinegar with a cloth. Ink stains: soak in sweet or sour milk, or wet stains with ox- alic acid and rinse. LYNN CHAMBERS' MENU Holiday Buffet Roast Turkey Mashed Potatoes Vegetable Plate of Green Peas, Cauliflower and Carrots *Raisin or Apple Muffins *Cranberry Fruit Relish Lettuce, Asparagus and Tomato Salad Relishes Fruits Nuts *Pineapple Souffle Beverage *Recipe given. Soften gelatine in cold water and dissolve over hot water. Break up cranberry sauce in a bowl and pour hot liquid over it. Beat with rotary beater until smooth. Add salt. Pour into the bottom of a mold which has been rinsed with cold water and chill. Second Part: 1 envelope unflavored gelatine cup cold water 1 cup hot water or fruit Juice cup lemon juice teaspoon salt 2 to 3 tablespoons sugar or light corn syrup 1~ cups diced mixed fruits Soften gelatine in cold water and dissolve in hot liquid. Add lemon juice, salt, sugar ~.~.~ or light corn syr- ~: well up and stir . .~ Cool, and when ~!'~ ~A~ mixture begins to ~~" *- ~ ~'~ stiffen, fold in~ , diced fruits. Pour on top of cran- berry layer (which has already bur come firm) and chill. When firm, unmold and serve. Honey lt~lsi~ Muffins. {Makes 18 2-inch muffins) 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar ~' cup raisins 1 egg 1 cup milk cup honey " 3 tablespoons shortening Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add raisins. Beat egg, add milk, honey and shorten- ing. Blend thoroughly. Add to flour mixture, stirring only until flour is moistened. Fill greased muffin pans % full. Bake in a moderately hot (425-degree) oven for 20 minutes. *Apple Muffins. (Makes 12 2-inch muffins) 2 cups sifted flour 3 teaspoons baking powder teaspoon salt % teaapoon cinnamon ~ 2 tablespoons sugar I egg 1 cnp milk cnp melted shortening 1 cup finely chopped apples Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar. Beat egg and add milk, shortening and ap- ples. Add egg mixture to flour mix. lure, stirring only until flour ~s moistened. Fill greased muf~ pans one-half full. Bake in a hot (425- degree) oven about 20 minutes. *Pineapple SouWe. (Serves 8) 1 tablespoon m~tvored geia~Jne ~A cup cold water 3 eggs, separated 1 teaspool~ grated lemon rind Z tablespoons lemon Juice cup Imgar teaspoon salt cup crushed, canned pine- A Place in the Sun Bv K. W. BROOKS McClure News )aper S*'ndicate, WNU Fea tures. ON a golden Saturday afternoon Josie and Frank sat in the mid- dle of the living room floor in Josie's apartment, looking very glum. Josie's blonde curls were tangled. She chewed the end of her pencil and looked at Frank with wide blue eyes. "Well, that's the story," she said. "You've spent all your salary and I've spent all mine; on clothes and shows and snooty food, for a whole year." Frank rubbed his chin. "And we were supposed to be saving every- thing so we could be married," he said. He stretched out on the floor and closed his eyes. "Doesn't seem as if we spent znuch, but there isn't anything left. I'm just a wast- rel, a no-goodnick; and I haven't even stuck with the jobs. Five of 'era in one year! Maybe 1 wouldn't be such a good husband for a charm- ing little peanut mind like you, after all." "You know who t?" Josie said after a moment, "If you bought a place outside of New York and lived in it alone and got a job near-by, I bet you'd settle down and work and keep up the payments. 1 could come out weekends and hem curtains and plant flowers, and we could be mar- ried in just no time." "What you don't seem to realize, my pet," Frank said, "is that people mortgage houses and take fifteen or twenty years paying them off." "We could find one, I'm sure, that you could pay off--or most of it, anyway, in less than two years," Josie argued. Frank kissed her. "Oh, honey, you and your great ideas! O. K. So I do it. We still haven't any money; it all goes into the house. Get it, stupid?" "Yes, but we've got the house," 5osie pointed out, "and a garden. And we won't be spending all our money on silly things." "For you, sweet, I'll give it a whirl," Frank said. "We won't find a house. But if you insist, we'll try. Get your bonnet. We'll start now. It's Sp~ing, and a perfect day for real estate operations." Frank's car was swift and beauti- ful. It represented a lot of the money they could have spent to better advantage. Josie suggested the Parkway. Then a whim seemed to strike her. She suggested they turn off into s little village. "There's a big refrigerator plant here, Frank," she said. "I wrote a letter to the manager for my boss. Let's see if there's a cottage. A wonderful en- gineer like you could get a job in the plant in a minute." They reached the outskirts of the little town. There, set in a couple of acres of rolling land, was an old farmhouse, obviously empty, and covered with trumpet vines. Josie gave a little shriek of delight. "Oh, Frank," she cried, "it looks like us! Stop at the next house, darling, so I can ask about if." Frank stopped a mile down the road, and started to get ouL "No, Frankie," Josie pro- tested. "Let me go by myself." Three cigarettes later, Frank be- gan to worry. Then he saw Josie come out of the house, glowing. A tall elderly man was with her. "Frank! Oh, Frank! It is our lucky day!" she cried. "Mr. Johnson's the agent for the cott~age, and it's for sale. Mr. Johnson, my husb---I mean he will be--Frank Lawson. We can have it for two thousand, and only two hundred down. Pay the rest like rent. Let's all go look at it." Frank bought the place and on ]VIonday applied for a job in the re- frigerator plant. He got past the )ersonnel man and into the man- ager's office. That gave him all the confidence he needed. He walked out with s seventy-dollar-a-week job and moved into his new home. Josie came out Saturdays. Some- times she stayed all weekend, sleep- ing in the Johnson's farmhouse. Frank grew strong and brown. He made regular payments on the house, paid off the borrowed two hundred through Josie (who said her boss had been happy to lend it) and found that much sooner than he had expected the new home was almost three-quarters paid for. He got a raise and liked his job. They were quietly married, and the Johnsons threw rice at them as Frank carried his bride over the threshold. Mr. Johnson~ at a wink from ~osle. handed Frank a slip of paper. It was his check for $1,400, made out to Frank Lawson. "I- I don't understand," Frank stammered. "This is just what I've paid you so far." Mr. Johnson's eyes twinkled. "Ex- actly," he said. "You didn't have to buy the house. It was yours already. Or your wife's, which is the same thing." "Oh, Frankie~ Ism't it fun~" Josie said, bouncing. "My mother left it to me. But I wanted to live in New York so I never did anything about it, I've known the Johnsons from 'way back. I thought if you believed we were buying it, we'd have m~ney and the house, and be married, too. You aren't angry, are you, Frankie?" Frank, laughing, grabbed Josie~ turned her over his knee and spanked her. "Anyway," he said" be- twee~ swats, "I got a good job for myself." , Josie squealed. "Frank! You're hurting me! Sure you got a good job, but honey my boss recommended you. He owns the refrigerator plant. Frank! Oh, golly, Mrs. Johnso~ mat~. him, stop!"