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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Across the Editor's Desk

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Across the Editor's Desk

THE cover painting this month is by Seymour Snyder, who also did our October cover. Back of the cheerful fireplace, which radiates warmth of a happy Christmas season, is a little story. Do you wish to look back of the scenes? Here are some of the circumstances surrounding the painting of the picture:

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: IT'S news TO ME!

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IT'S news TO ME!

Alfred Hottes sprayed his evergreens to remove soot. He used metaphosphate flakes, commercially packaged, and a little soap, in water. This spray turns soot to a jelly-like mass which clear water rinses.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article:

Pages: 9, 10, 11, 34, 35

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"Jerusalem, the Golden.--"

WHEN I walked thru the Haifa Gate into Jerusalem I realized that I had stepped back several centuries, for within the rambling old walls of the Holy City things for the most part are as they were many centuries ago.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Home-Furnishings Notes For Santa!

Pages: 14, 15

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Home-Furnishings Notes For Santa!

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: The Romance of Paper

Pages: 16, 17, 47

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The Romance of Paper

ALL of human history merely sung from one generation to the next! The Garden of Eden, The Flood, Man's progress from the very beginning only hearsay or vaguely pictured in symbolic characters, weirdly prisoned on rocks or tablets of clay! Time eternally whirling on and on, bringing at least efforts at communication, as one Era wrote to the next with strange letters scratched or chiseled upon metal plates-- brass, copper, lead! And Christianity's gift to all coming Civilization saved for a waiting, eager world-- on the skins of animals!

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: These Gay Green Vines

Pages: 18, 19, 54

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These Gay Green Vines

I COULDN'T be without my begonia and geranium, or the brave aspidistra which has lingered thru many a dark cold winter with me, but I know if I were asked which are my favorite house plants I'd say without a moment's hesitation, "Gay green vines!" Gay green vines, bubbling with sheer exuberance over the window sill and up to the highest curtain rods, amazingly friendly vines with astonishing flowers and the most captivating leaves I have ever come across!

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Your Fireside and Garden Path

Pages: 22, 42, 43

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Your Fireside and Garden Path

WHAT a treasure is a home of your own! Every night to come back to it, seeing its sturdy walls and roof and its enframing of trees and shrubs, gathering charm with the years-- that is the most enduring pleasure a man may have. Into such a home is built not only sentiment but a consciousness of a strength of purpose-- the idealization of a life's dearest ambitions, for the holiest passions of life are unconsciously woven into the very pattern and fabric of it.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Beautiful and Comfortable

Pages: 23, 45

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Beautiful and Comfortable

THE home of C. H. Gutermuth of Louisville, Kentucky, was a very ugly one indeed. However, Stratton O. Hammon, the architect called in to remodel it, appreciated that a few simple changes would serve to bring out the shape of the building, which was perfectly satisfactory in itself. The clumsy overhanging roof was cut back to the wall lines and finished with a simple molded treatment. The heavy dormer on the front of the house was cut off and two smaller dormers substituted.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: The Question Before the House

Pages: 24, 52, 53

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The Question Before the House

There are two ways: one is to dig to the base of the foundation and lay drain tile, with an outlet to the storm sewer; the other is to build up a good terrace about the house, tamping it down well, and planting grass. This latter way forces surface water away from the wall so that only the small amount which finds its way into the ground may attempt to seep into the cellar.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Make Way for Saint Nick

Pages: 25, 38, 39

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Make Way for Saint Nick

THERE is a road we know of going north, a little road, elusive, mysterious, with woods on either side. In summer it is grass-grown and shady; in winter the snow levels the tracks and makes one soft, white expanse. Where it goes or how far it goes we cannot surely say, but we know what we think that-- it continues on and on, clear up to the North Pole and Santa Claus' house.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: The Diary of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Pages: 26, 28, 29

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The Diary of a Plain Dirt Gardener

The weather today was like Dec. 5 summer, so that I could work out until after dark in my shirt sleeves-- possibly the warmest December 5 in history. So I moved some roses that were where they were being crowded and put them into the big rose bed to fill some vacant spots.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article:

Page: 33

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"Gardener Harold L. Ickes

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Mrs. Hawkins Shares Her Oklahoma Garden

Pages: 36, 37

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Mrs. Hawkins Shares Her Oklahoma Garden

HER eyes sought and begged beauty as she rode beside her husband, viewing the packed, rocky clay of one Oklahoma oil field after another. But. such natural beauty, if indeed it had ever existed, had been blighted with greasy black baptism.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Bind Your Copies

Page: 43

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Bind Your Copies

IF ALL readers of Better Homes & Gardens think as much of the magazine as I do, then I am sure the following method of home-binding their precious copies will be hailed with delight. I bind six issues at a time and turn out almost as finished a volume as any bookbinder.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Easy upkeep VS HARD LABOR

Page: 44

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Easy upkeep VS HARD LABOR

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Another Prize Winner!

Page: 45

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Another Prize Winner!

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: The $3,000 Better Homes Contest Closes December 31

Page: 46

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The $3,000 Better Homes Contest Closes December 31

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Much Ado About Christmas

Pages: 48, 49, 50

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Much Ado About Christmas

A CLATTER of voices, hurrying footsteps, and the front door flies open. In rushes what looks to be two piles of walking underbrush. Beneath it are legs that belong to the Markham twins, Marshall and Mary. Plop! Into the middle of the orderly livingroom floor they drop their armloads of berried greenery.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: Get These Candy Recipes FOR CHRISTMAS!

Page: 51

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Get These Candy Recipes FOR CHRISTMAS!

CHRISTMAS is the great candy-making time in the gardened home. To prepare for holiday festivities you'll want Better Homes & Gardens' leaflet No. B-F-7, "42 Candy Recipes." It is just 4 cents.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: How to Carve It

Page: 52

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How to Carve It

STAND up to carve if you can do the job better-- it is done in the best circles. Place the turkey with neck to the left, hold in place by inserting carving fork firmly in breast of turkey, the tines astride the breast bone just behind the point. Carve side nearest you first.

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Better Homes & Gardens December 1934 Magazine Article: ALONG THE Garden Path

Page: 56

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ALONG THE Garden Path

ONCE again thruout the Christian world it's Christmas-- the season of giving, of religious services, woodland greens, and candles aglow. There are legends, stories, and historic anecdotes associated with Christmas in each land. According to the practices in our childhood, each of us is inspired to think of Christmas as meaning something quite different and distinct from our neighbor.

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