Sift flour, salt, sugar and baking powder. Cut in shortening. Add milk to make soft dough.
Roll out dough 1/2 inch thick. Spread with 2 cups drained cherries. Sprinkle with the 1/4 cup sugar and roll up. Cut rolls about 1/2 inch thick. Place cut rolls on a cookie sheet.
Mix cherry juice and the 1/2 cup sugar and simmer until sugar dissolves. Pour over rolls. Bake at 375° F for 20 to 25 minutes.Servings: about 1 1/2 dozen