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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: ACROSS THE Editor's Desk

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ACROSS THE Editor's Desk

IT'S July, open season for vacations. On the highways cars whiz by, overflowing with boys and dogs and fishing tackle and golf clubs, with maybe a canoe perched perilously on top-- all out for a good time. Railway stations and airports are scenes of happy partings. Piers of ocean-going liners foam ankle-deep with bright serpentine. For a vacation, by its very name, implies going away: going away from our homes, our jobs, our rounds of routine.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: TATTLE TALES

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TATTLE TALES

The Frontispiece: If there's one thing typical of July, along with heat, the Fourth, and freckles, it's a barefoot boy with a dog. We can't prove that this boy's barefooted-- but bare feet always go with freckles in the poets' tales, and this youngster has freckles aplenty.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Pages: 8, 64, 65

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THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener

July 7 After breakfast, nothing special on my mind, I set forth to the back to catch up on weeds and pests and summer-propagation work. Now there be some folks who're all for show. When they set out to get the place all weeded and cultivated, they begin in front, with whatever is nearest the street.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: IT'S news TO ME!

Page: 10

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IT'S news TO ME!

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: SEVEN KEYS TO Cape Cod

Pages: 11, 14, 15, 60, 61

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SEVEN KEYS TO Cape Cod

ONE day we found we owned a field on Cape Cod. It was full of wild roses in the summer and blue asters in the fall and bay-berry all the time! The ocean lapped our eastern boundary and there was nothing between us and Spain. But we had no house!

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: New Yorkers Do Garden

Pages: 16, 17, 52, 67, 68

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New Yorkers Do Garden

WHEN people find that my home is in Greenwich Village, I have to reply again and again to the question:

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Biennials Stage the Greatest Show of All

Pages: 18, 19, 42, 43, 68

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Biennials Stage the Greatest Show of All

OFTEN when I suggest foxgloves, Canterbury-bells, or some other grand biennial as just about the last word in floriferous beauty, my garden consultant says, "Oh, they're so much trouble. It takes a year to get them ready to bloom and they're all over in a few weeks-- poof, just like that!"

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Cool Little Touches

Pages: 20, 21, 22, 23

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Cool Little Touches

WHEN friends drop in on a blistering hot day it's flattering to watch them sink down into one of your chairs with sighs of relief and gratefully exclaim, "How heavenly cool you keep it!" Of course, you know very well it's not a bit cooler in your house than in theirs. It's simply that you've gained a cool, refreshing air by little touches here and there.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: It's More Fun to Play at Home

Pages: 24, 25, 50, 51

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It's More Fun to Play at Home

IF YOU'RE a gadder-about who seldom stays at home long enough to enjoy it, or if you believe summer isn't made for outdoor living and outdoor playing-- don't listen.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Indoor GARDENING GUIDE

Page: 26

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Indoor GARDENING GUIDE

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Outdoor GARDENING GUIDE

Page: 27

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Outdoor GARDENING GUIDE

JULY brings on trouble Noah never had-- drouth. And there are a few things you ought to know about combating drouth. If, for example, you live in last year's storm area and have a large, newly transplanted or replanted tree, and it's suffering from drouth, you can likely save it by tying a revolving sprinkler in the top to keep the leaves moist and the air cooled.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Problems Solved!

Pages: 28, 55

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Problems Solved!

ON THE surface of things, a house is a house with only so many cubic feet of space in it, and the only way to get four bedrooms in a three-bedroom house is to make the bedrooms smaller or the house bigger. But that's only the way it is on the surface.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Cook Hot, Keep Cool

Pages: 32, 33, 58, 59

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Cook Hot, Keep Cool

HERE comes July, and by now you're either just a trickle of your former self-- what with 100 in the shade and your outrageous family still demanding three squares a day-- or you're a very smart lady, all cool and contained, with practically every meal gone appliance-minded!

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Down With Chaperons! AND UP WITH PARENTAL GUIDANCE

Pages: 34, 46, 49

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Down With Chaperons! AND UP WITH PARENTAL GUIDANCE

BETTER HOMES & GARDENS' readers vote for parental guidance of high-school dating, but say, "No chaperons!"

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Men Voted It

Page: 39

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Men Voted It "Tops" FOR SUMMER DINING

"JELLIED HAM LOAF is the winnah!" That was the unanimous chorus of a crew of visiting males who invaded the Tasting-Test Kitchen just as the judging of the Contest for Warm-Weather Meats and Summer Jams and Conserves was completed.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article:

Page: 39

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"Meat--All Summer Long"

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Pages: 40, 42

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The Man Next Door

You might have thought they had struck oil in the garden across the street yesterday, from all the excitement. It turned out to be the first blossom on a new rosebush.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Agreeable House

Page: 46

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Agreeable House

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Guess Where

Page: 49

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Guess Where

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: How to Mix Periods

Page: 51

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How to Mix Periods

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: It Took Imagination

Pages: 56, 57

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It Took Imagination

FROM Ugly Duckling to Princess was hardly a greater change than that wrought by the Irwin Wheelers on their old house on Trinity Lake, New York.

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Fluffy Pies and Such

Page: 58

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Fluffy Pies and Such

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Are Yon Remodeling This Year?

Page: 61

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Are Yon Remodeling This Year?

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Amateurs' Delphinium Calendar

Pages: 66, 67

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Amateurs' Delphinium Calendar

WITH a little care at the right time, delphiniums will top everything in your garden. This calendar tells when to do what to them, and why. There isn't space to go into the wonderful new varieties-- the big blues that grow 7 feet high with 3-foot flower spikes; the snowy whites; the brand-new delicate pinks-- but you'll read all about them in catalogs. You can read, too, about the new mildew-resistant strains that are so fine for foggy gardens...

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Better Homes & Gardens July 1939 Magazine Article: Along the Garden Path

Page: 70

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Along the Garden Path

IF YOU CAN'T KEEP fresh sod or grass seed from washing out on a sloping bank, get some of these potato or onion sacks woven of paper fiber; peg them down over the new sod or seeding. They'll hold it in place.-- Lula Egan Quinlan, Okla.

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