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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: A BIT OF FLORIDA LOVELINESS

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A BIT OF FLORIDA LOVELINESS

THIS is the garden of Mrs. Walter D. Randall, Better Homes and Gardens reader and a real "dirt" gardener, of Winter Park, Florida. Mrs. Randall calls the place "The Ripples."

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

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ALONG THE GARDEN PATH

ALL aboard! Just think of it-- to-day we are going to Holland. If you have visited Holland I imagine that you have seen entirely different things than I have.

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

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What to Do in November

DON'T be in a hurry to cover up for winter. Wait until the ground is frozen. Keep on planting deciduous shrubbery and small trees. Evergreen planting is about over, tho with care it can be done.

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

Pages: 10, 64

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Diary of a Modern Eve

November I. "THE day will bring some lovely things," begins a little poem I like-- and today brought our much-planned-for lilacs.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: New Roofs and Walls Make Old Homes Young

Pages: 13, 14, 15, 63

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New Roofs and Walls Make Old Homes Young

MANY an old house stands vacant and deserted because of what is obvious to everyone who passes it. Other houses, tho often occupied, are a source of continual apology for their appearance, and, with their lack of comfort, are perpetual annoyances for those who live in them. Out of date in plan, old fashioned in artistic pretensions, these once elegant homes are derisively labeled Mid- Victorian.

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

Page: 14

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Keep Your Home Young

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: The Florida Garden

Pages: 16, 17, 75, 76

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The Florida Garden

THE successful garden in Florida depends as much on its care following planting as it does on preparation of planting spaces and planting.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Fried Chicken, Juicy Ham, Batter Bread

Pages: 18, 40

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Fried Chicken, Juicy Ham, Batter Bread

VIRGINIA cookery! Does it bring you a vision of tables groaning under the weight of good things-- game and fish and oysters, chicken done to a turn, shrimp gumbo, hot breads, and syllabubs? These are just a few of the dishes which we naturally associate with our thoughts of food from Vir-ginia.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Games Everyone Can Play

Pages: 19, 46

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Games Everyone Can Play

A YEAR or two ago a few people discovered that bridge was not the only possible entertainment to offer one's guests or to serve as a pleasant pastime for a family group. Out of the memories of happy evenings of long ago they resurrected the thrill of back-gammon, the fun of ping pong or table tennis, and the varying appeals of other old games.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Your Community Can Have a Child-Guidance Clinic

Pages: 20, 50, 52

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Your Community Can Have a Child-Guidance Clinic

WHEN Better Homes and Gardens' Child Care and Training Department was begun five years ago, it had two objectives. The first, we told you, you may recall, was to bring knowledge of modern methods of child-rearing to any interested parent, whether living on a city street or on an isolated mountain peak. Then we wished to provide a common meeting ground, so to speak, for any two or more neighboring mothers, whether their homes were in a New York City block or on a Kansas prairie, to study children, with the guidance of the magazine.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: GIFTS, GIFTS, GIFTS

Page: 21

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GIFTS, GIFTS, GIFTS

YOU may look far and wide for a distinctive remembrance for your friends who love to dig in the garden and you will find nothing so good looking and as practicable as the garden pillow shown here. Made of bright green weather-proof fabric, with, boxed edges corded in orange, this is bound to be durable and to add to the gardener's comfort.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: A Birdman's Views of Gardened Homes

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A Birdman's Views of Gardened Homes

AVIATION has rendered a distinct service to the art of home-landscaping, for a great many details that are otherwise difficult to appreciate are made plain viewed from the air, as shown by these aerial photographs made exclusively for Better Homes and Gardens.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Cowboy Ballads at Our Own Firesides

Pages: 23, 60, 61, 62

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Cowboy Ballads at Our Own Firesides

SOME of the ways in which the radio is influencing us could not possibly have been predicted by even the shrewdest of prophets. One of them is the revival of interest in the American folk song. In the days when static and interference were nothing to fret about, only a few scholars and collectors were interested in the songs which have sprung up from the very soil of our country.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: A House of Contrasting Harmonies

Pages: 24, 67

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A House of Contrasting Harmonies

THIS house might be classified as English, altho it would seem to me a misnomer, since it is designed by an American designer and will be built entirely of American materials by American workmen in America to fit modern American needs. So no matter what we call it or how we characterize it for style, it can never be anything but an American house, even tho the inspiration back of its design comes from the small English house of Shakespeare's time.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Books for Boys and Girls

Pages: 25, 48, 58

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Books for Boys and Girls

DO YOU like to read aloud to your children? Honest true, unless you felt it your duty as a conscientious parent, would you drop everything for that half hour before or after dinner and read?

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Virginia's Storied Gardens

Pages: 26, 73, 74

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Virginia's Storied Gardens

THOSE first picturesque settlers who landed on Virginia's shores in the seventeenth century made sure of one thing. They brought their flower seeds with them.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Breakfast Corners That Are Bright and Gay

Page: 28

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Breakfast Corners That Are Bright and Gay

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: In Step With the Times

Pages: 29, 69

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In Step With the Times

THE Gregorys in our town built a kitchen. Oh, yes, with a house around it, a comfortable one, to be sure, but the house, to them, was a mere incident. It was on the kitchen they concentrated.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Fuel for Your Fireplace

Pages: 30, 66

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Fuel for Your Fireplace

MANY a new homemaker, in his feverish haste to try out his fireplace, lays waste lumber directly on the inner hearth and tries to start a fire. To his dismay, smoke fills the room and he indignantly notifies his builder that the fireplace is incorrectly built.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Life and Beauty for Winter Gardens

Pages: 31, 42

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Life and Beauty for Winter Gardens

I HAVE an interesting announcement for boys and girls and their teachers in every school in America.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: A Small House for a Small Purse

Pages: 32, 54

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A Small House for a Small Purse

AMERICAN homemakers have begun to realize that a limited building budget does not restrict them to building a poorly planned, stereotyped, or perhaps even ugly small house. While this house has six rooms and an attached garage, it is extremely compact and unusually attractive.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Looking Ahead to Its Christmas Philanthropy

Pages: 33, 59

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Looking Ahead to Its Christmas Philanthropy

"WHAT do you think?" cried Betty as she ran breathlessly into the first-of-November club meeting. "We are to have a whole booth all to ourselves at the Festival. Miss Kingsley just stopped me to tell me about it. I am almost scared of the responsibility, aren't you?

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Mary Wanted a Blue Garden

Pages: 34, 68

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Mary Wanted a Blue Garden

NO OTHER kind of a garden would do. Mixed perennials might be all right in some gardens, but for Mary hers must be a blue garden or none, so blue it was made. This much was decided long ago.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: For Homekeeping Lassies and Seafaring Lads

Pages: 35, 44

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For Homekeeping Lassies and Seafaring Lads

IF YOU have a young lady in your home who can qualify for the acceptance of this attractive offer, wouldn't you like to quicken her little heart beats, Christmas morning, by presenting her with this house, all for herself?

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: How to Hang Pictures

Pages: 36, 77

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How to Hang Pictures

SELECTION of pictures for the home is a personal matter of taste, but placing them effectively is something all of us should study and learn.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: When Rocks Come to Life in Color

Page: 38

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When Rocks Come to Life in Color

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: We Observe Book Week

Pages: 39, 72

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We Observe Book Week

ALTHO the calendar for November holds two national holidays, Armistice Day and Thanksgiving Day, the most opportune occasion during the month for club observance is Book Week, November 15 to 21.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: November in the Club

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November in the Club

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: This is no good!

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This is no good!

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Telephone Niche and Desk

Page: 44

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Telephone Niche and Desk

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: How to Serve Your Community

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How to Serve Your Community

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Usable Antiques

Page: 65

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Usable Antiques

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: Tips for the Handy Man

Page: 66

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Tips for the Handy Man

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1931 Magazine Article: When a Woman Shops

Page: 67

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When a Woman Shops

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

Pages: 70, 71

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The Children's Pleasure Chest

ONCE there was a little brown spider of the orb-weaver family, named Strix. She left her round web home in Neighborly Garden and started out to see the world. Whenever she came to a camping ground with a convenient fence post or barn near at hand, she would spin herself a lovely new web during the dark of night and stand in it until day light.

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

Page: 78

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ACROSS THE EDITOR'S DESK

A COURSE of study has been named "Better Homes and Gardens." It is a course in home- and garden-making offered by the Wisconsin State Board of Vocational Education and is under the supervision of Miss Jennie McCullin Turner, assistant in teacher-training at the University of Wisconsin.

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