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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: ALONG THE GARDEN PATH

Page: 8

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ALONG THE GARDEN PATH

IF YOU would wander along the garden path with me this month you will have to take an airplane from Chicago to New York. You will look down on the whole world as a garden of pleasant fields, of wooded mountains in Pennsylvania, of roads which weave their way across the country, appearing to zigzag along the banks of streams.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Diary of a Modern Eve

Pages: 10, 103

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Diary of a Modern Eve

October 1. "BURNING leaves is burning dollars," Tom McCurrin was saying to Peter tonight as he showed his newly rebuilt leaf pen.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: What to Do in October

Page: 10

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What to Do in October

THE fortieth parallel runs thru Philadelphia, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Joseph, and Atchison.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Innocence to Knowledge

Pages: 13, 50, 106

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Innocence to Knowledge

THE first thing that God did after He had finished creating the world was to make a garden. He made it toward the East, where the sun could smile upon it, and He put his children in it to keep it.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: For in the Springtime!

Pages: 14, 48

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For in the Springtime!

LAST year my spring garden, always so exquisite, was especially entrancing, for, opening softly along its paths were the sprightliest littlest spring flowers imaginable-- those elfin blossoms, the miniature narcissus and tulips!

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Roses I Grow in the South

Pages: 15, 58

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Roses I Grow in the South

THERE is no trick to rose-growing, providing a certain amount of muscle and reasonable intelligence is applied. The requisites are simple: properly prepared beds and good plants properly planted.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: The Basement to the Rescue

Pages: 16, 102

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The Basement to the Rescue

FROM cellars to basements and from dark, dusty, cobwebby basements to basements with small, compact furnace rooms which leave space not only for a separate room for fruit and vegetable storage, but also, in many cases, for a recreation room --this is the history of the progress of the below-ground portion of the house.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: The Woman Who MarketsWisely

Pages: 17, 80, 81, 82

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The Woman Who MarketsWisely

BELIEVE it or not, but you can have a porterhouse occasionally and spend less than you do now without the porterhouse if you will plan your food-buying with an eye to getting your money's worth at all times. We know because we have tried it.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: For Better Homes Select Good Hardware

Pages: 18, 19, 90, 91, 92

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For Better Homes Select Good Hardware

FORMERLY considered as a feature of utility only-- just a necessary part of every building-- hardware can now be made one of the most decorative features of a house.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Keep Your Home Young

Page: 19

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Keep Your Home Young

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Plan Your Curtains to Suit Your Rooms

Pages: 20, 21, 57

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Plan Your Curtains to Suit Your Rooms

WHEN new curtains are needed in the home it should not be a question of what is the latest style in curtains, rather it should be which are the most suitable types for the rooms.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Sincerely Simple, Therefore Economical to Build

Pages: 22, 23, 101

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Sincerely Simple, Therefore Economical to Build

WHEN the French built their farmhouses long, long ago, they erected frames of great timbers and filled them in with masonry. Above they raised high-pitched, sweeping roofs and covered them with irregular mottled tile.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: The Right Tree for the Right Place

Pages: 24, 83

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The Right Tree for the Right Place

THERE are trees for various purposes and conditions-- trees for their lovely bloom in early spring, trees for damp places, trees whose showy fruit make a brilliant coloring to your autumn garden scheme. And to have the right tree in the right place is one of the most important essentials of success.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: How to Ease Your Home Tax Burden

Pages: 25, 47

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How to Ease Your Home Tax Burden

THE Broadmoor Community Improvement League had reached the climax of its monthly meeting.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: October Picnics Are Such Great Fun!

Pages: 26, 84

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October Picnics Are Such Great Fun!

WHEN trees in the woods take on splashes of yellow and red and dead brown leaves rustle underfoot in the country lanes, when even finest days are hazy and late afternoon brings a hint of chill in the air, then, as every lover of the out-of-doors knows, is the perfect time for picnics.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Month by Month in My Florida Bulb Garden

Pages: 27, 89

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Month by Month in My Florida Bulb Garden

FLORIDA occupies a place apart among the states in respect to flower culture and gardening. When the rest of the country is freezing, Florida is indulging in a magnificent show of bloom. One can banish all annuals and perennials, plant only bulbs and tubers, and still have a wealth of bloom every month in the year.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: A Detective Looks at the Home

Pages: 28, 77

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A Detective Looks at the Home

HOMES with children are more immune from burglary than any others. The burglar gives such a home a wide berth because he knows that a child may awaken anytime at the slightest noise and begin crying, and the scream of a startled child or frightened woman will do more to alarm the burglar than the voice of a man.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: The Southwest Knows His Fearlessness

Page: 28

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The Southwest Knows His Fearlessness

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: A Harvest of Garden Fun

Pages: 29, 74

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A Harvest of Garden Fun

OCTOBER is such a beautiful month! I wonder how many of you love it as much as I do? Just as spring is a time of hope and expectancy, so autumn is the time of fulfillment.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: The Life Story of Little Sister

Pages: 30, 93, 94

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The Life Story of Little Sister

FOR a number of years it has been my privilege to serve as captain of the Insect Life-saving Crew. To be sure, the office is self-appointive and the organization so obscure that none has known of it all these years, but since it is nonremunerative, nonpolitical, and entirely lacking in honor and glory, I feel certain there is reserved for me a throne and a harp in that place where all good little bugs go when they pass on.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Helping Children to Find Themselves

Pages: 31, 104, 105

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Helping Children to Find Themselves

THE child-guidance clinic as we know it today had its beginning in Chicago as a method of dealing with juvenile offenders. Jane Addams was instrumental in starting it, as was Julia Lathrop, and it was Henry James who suggested that Dr. William Healy, a psychiatrist, be put in charge of the new endeavor.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: A Cottage With a Future

Pages: 32, 62

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A Cottage With a Future

THE question that confronts every newly wedded pair as they awaken to the realities of life after the glamour and gayety of the nuptials have gone into the past is the all-important "Where shall we live?"

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Good Stories? Here They Are

Pages: 33, 67, 68

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Good Stories? Here They Are

QUITE without meaning to do so, I find myself these days running a hit- or-miss, but nevertheless thriving, circulating library. My friends, neighbors, and relatives who see the postman stop daily at my door with paper-wrapped packages come to look over with a choosey eye the array of new books piled high oh the shelves and demand, "Now, tell me-- where's a good story.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Five Ways to Treat a Low Terrace

Pages: 34, 92

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Five Ways to Treat a Low Terrace

BY CAREFUL planning differences in lot levels may be made extremely interesting in garden design. Usually it is best to provide a series of levels or nearly level terraces held in place by embankments or retaining walls.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: We Quilt from Old and New Designs

Pages: 35, 99

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We Quilt from Old and New Designs

MY FIRST thought was to call quilting our luxury craft, having in mind those tempting luxurious comforters and puffs of satin and taffeta, in which every inch of glowing quilted surface radiates dainty highlights and soft shadows.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: We Enjoy the Jolly Evergreens

Pages: 36, 88

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We Enjoy the Jolly Evergreens

HOW often we see situated upon a fine lot among good surroundings a beautiful house which still lacks an undefinable something to make a pleasing picture. Closer examination usually reveals lack of proper foundation plantings. A bush here, several shrubs there, and a small tree over yonder would make a much more pleasing, unified, harmonious picture and would tie the house to the ground.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Our Eastern Friends Come to California

Pages: 37, 86

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Our Eastern Friends Come to California

"CALIFORNIA is a land of many climates," read the railroad circulars. So to California come people from all parts of the world, rich and poor, to see and to know us. Many return to their native homes, others stay.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: We Follow the Stars and Learn About Ourselves

Pages: 38, 98, 99

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We Follow the Stars and Learn About Ourselves

THE Club hadn't had an honest- to-goodness party for ever so long, so it was with a real thrill that we opened the big white envelopes that came to each of us one sparkling October morning. A shiny silver star was hidden inside with the words:

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Now My Garden Is Looking Out the Window

Pages: 39, 72

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Now My Garden Is Looking Out the Window

TODAY I wandered about my yard, drinking in the beauty of my flowers. It seems they are putting their whole strength into one last valiant effort to live. My yard is a riot of colors, even tho Old Jack Frost has been playing some pranks lately and has teased us quite a bit.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: An Architect's Big Little Home

Pages: 40, 87

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An Architect's Big Little Home

BASKING in the California sunshine on the high ridge of the Berkeley Hills is a simple little cottage of whitewashed clapboards-- the home of Roland Irving Stringham, well-known architect. And like most homes of young architects, this six-room residence reveals utmost simplicity in its planning.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Steps That Fit Your Garden

Pages: 41, 85

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Steps That Fit Your Garden

MANY informal gardens and woodland trails could be made more attractive and more interesting by the addition of informal steps. I say informal steps in contrast to the formal steps of masonry, as cut stone, brick, or concrete, which one would expect to find in formal gardens or terraces.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: The Question Before the House

Pages: 43, 70

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The Question Before the House

THE mortar is coming out of the joints between the bricks in our home. What should we do?

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Luscious Ripe Fruits

Pages: 44, 54

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Luscious Ripe Fruits

FRUITS in every meal! Certainly autumn is the time to put this slogan into practice. Orchards and vines are generous and fruits are so plainly health promoting.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Oil for Club Machinery

Pages: 52, 95

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Oil for Club Machinery

"WHAT do you consider the essential qualifications for the club secretary- treasurer?" I asked this question of a woman who, with conspicuous success, has for several years served her organization in that capacity. Without hesitation she replied, "She must be accurate, painstaking, and prompt."

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: This is so good!

Page: 54

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This is so good!

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 85

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: The Children's Pleasure Chest

Pages: 96, 97

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The Children's Pleasure Chest

DO YOU remember Old Adam's story about Lady-Bird Beetle? (Old Adam is the gardener-by-the-day, do you remember?) Here is another of his stories, for Babette and Jerry, and you, too, about the Lady-Bird's cousins, the Water Beetles:

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: And Far North, Too!

Page: 106

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And Far North, Too!

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: Neighborhood Mothers Co-operate

Page: 107

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Neighborhood Mothers Co-operate

A MOTHER Co-operative Play Group is the technical name for the enterprise which meant a great deal to seven mothers last winter.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: ACROSS THE EDITOR'S DESK

Page: 108

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ACROSS THE EDITOR'S DESK

BEGINNING with our January issue we have suggested to you frequently that this year of 1931 is a good time in which to build.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1931 Magazine Article: So You Won't Miss a Copy

Page: 108

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So You Won't Miss a Copy

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