Across the Editor's Desk
WITH the coming of a new year we have thoughts that we may write a new story, a new chapter of achievement, upon the white pages of life's book.Read Article
It's News to Me!
After dinner, and the table cleared. Nick has been enjoying his favorite hobby-- locating on a map strange places in the day's news. At the moment, tho, serious scouting aside, he's pointing out to our bachelor guest the swellest little spot for adventure on the globe.Read Article
What is This Style Called MODERN?
LOOK at an airplane circling over us. Examine the majestic curves of a modern steel bridge. Watch a fast yacht with sails spread to a spanking breeze. Study the supremely simple lines of a well-planned office building. Cast your eyes down a line of generators in a power station.Read Article
He Said She Wasn't "on Her Toes"
LUCILLE STEVENS was puzzled. Yes, and a little mad, too. It was that speaker at the club. She had managed to come out with a nice balance on the food budget last month, a nice job of managementshe knew it to be.Read Article
Tuck the Family in Snug
WERE you ever lucky at bridge --lucky enough, that is, to walk up to a table laden with prizes and see outstanding a colorful box of sheets and pillow cases-- a rolled-up blanket, wrapped round in satin ribbon, and tied with a wide bow? Enticing, weren't they, and chosen first!Read Article
Look What He Made of Them!
TODAY, more than ever before, those in search of homes are turning to the alteration or remodeling of old ones which have been neglected or even hopelessly abandoned by their owners. With effort and planning, many such derelicts have been transformed into delightful, up-to-date homes for expenditures amazingly low.Read Article
The Diary of a Plain Dirt Gardener
Well, the editor says he thinks you folks can stand this DOAPDG for another year. So here goes.Read Article
Again This YearRead Article
Too Late to Learn? Tut! Tut!
"THIS NRA may give us a planned economy, but it gives me a feeling as tho I had been knocked in the head..." Now, Dad, it's the old school of hit-or-miss business that's brought us into this mess. Doctor Bryson says..."Read Article
Pebbles Lure Winter Rainbows
IT WAS just my luck, of course, that I had slipped those three gorgeous lemon-meringue pies into the oven the very second before I heard the postman at the door. Pies and company dinner were forgotten as I tore off the wrapper of the bulb catalog!Read Article
HOW many Junior Gardeners and counselors have wished with me on wintry days that they could fly to a sunny land of gardens and flowers?Read Article
What! Can This Really Be the BATHROOM?
NINE years ago Gladys Denny Shultz began writing about child care and training for Better Homes & Gardens. In that time her own little brown-eyed girl, then just a toddler, has become quite grown up (Eleanor is now 10) and Peter, blond and good- natured, is 4 years old this month.Read Article
51 Hours a Week
IF I HAD the time, I'd do it," says father. If he had time he would do the little tasks about the house. He'd shellac the floors, fix the screens, and thaw the water pipes.Read Article
Dependable RecipesRead Article
What Is This Style Called MODERN?
Modern design is thus democratic. When furniture so designed gets into mass production, we can all buy better furniture at less cost. When we learn how to design and build homes on the new principle, more of us can afford to live in a comfortable and adequate home. In a broad sense, when designers have learned to aim at utility and convenience rather than at form and decoration in and for themselves, we can expect the product to fit better the demands of present-day living.Read Article
Codfish Discover AmericaRead Article
Guns of the Mountain-laurel
LET'S look into one of the flowers of a mountain-laurel to see how the pollen guns work. Each of the ten stamens in a flower is bent over backwards like a spring and the knob-like anther is inserted in a little pocket in the petal, as you can see in the photograph below.Read Article
30 Men Cook Their Favorite Foods
YEARS before Washington made his memorable night crossing of the Delaware and Betsy Ross sewed the stars and stripes into a flag--Read Article
Our Better Homes & Gardens Babies
Just as I write this, a letter comes from Mrs. Canterbury with a snapshot of Mary, and announcing the birth of a boy.Read Article
Patterns from Museum RugsRead Article
Boys and Girls Have FunRead Article
Along the Garden Path
WHEN I visit with my personal friends they often say, "Now, really, what do you do to keep busy? I should think that it would take only a few minutes to request people to write stories for Better Homes & Gardens each month. And I suppose most of the stories you use are submitted without being requested."Read Article