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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: ACROSS THE Editor's Desk

Page: 6

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ACROSS THE Editor's Desk

IF ANY month offers more than the others in its promise for the future, it must be June. It cannot be by accident that Commencement in a thousand colleges and schools should come in June.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: The Full Glory

Page: 9

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The Full Glory

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Pages: 10, 114, 115

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THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Yesterday and day before, worked like a madman The rest of the annual seedlings were transplanted. Glad bulbs put in ground. Roses sprayed again. More mums transplanted. Last dash downtown to get supply of dog food, duck feed, and sulphur dust.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Will This Happen to Your Boy or Girl?

Page: 12

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Will This Happen to Your Boy or Girl?

NOT long ago a young man of 22, a college graduate, came into my office at the Meredith Publishing Company, seeking a job.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: THE Garden Philosopher OF THE NORTH COUNTRY

Pages: 15, 104, 105

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THE Garden Philosopher OF THE NORTH COUNTRY

IT'S difficult for "The Little Doc" to do much gardening these busy times. For one thing, there would have to be a Royal Canadian Mountie on duty to keep the curious from pushing over his fence.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: IT'S ALWAYS Blossom time IN THE NORTHWEST

Pages: 16, 17, 55, 56, 60, 66

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IT'S ALWAYS Blossom time IN THE NORTHWEST

NATURE is at once extravagant and benign in the Pacific Northwest. To describe it is to talk in bright paradoxes --tropical gardens nestling under glaciers; one of the heaviest rainfall areas in the United States in the same county with a much needed irrigation system; quarter-ton fresh-water fish and quarter-ounce salt water oysters; swamps of beautiful lilies which the natives recognize as "skunk cabbage"; and arid plateaus of sagebrush and prairie dogs.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Easy Does It!

Pages: 18, 19

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Easy Does It!

TAKING care of your place is a snap if you take a tip from the pioneers-- find the easy grade. Use your head and all the tricks. You'll reach your aim-- the neatest place on the street-- with breath to spare. Just try it!

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Way Out on Tory Hole Road

Pages: 20, 21, 94

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Way Out on Tory Hole Road

BANDS of detested Tories and the hated British used to hole up in a cave just a hundred yards back of the spot on which this stone-elegant house now stands.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: MORE Dollars and Sense in Home Planning

Pages: 22, 23

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MORE Dollars and Sense in Home Planning

THERE'S an old saying, "You must build two houses before you get what you want." But will you then? By the time the second is finished your needs have changed radically from when the first was built.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: The Passing of the Old Front Porch

Pages: 24, 25

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The Passing of the Old Front Porch

IF YOU lived in New England, you called it the front piazza. If you lived in the Middlewest, you called it the front porch. If you lived anywhere, and wanted to be a bit different and fancy, you called it veranda (maybe spelled with an "h").

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Which Home-Grounds Plan Do You Like?

Pages: 26, 27, 94

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Which Home-Grounds Plan Do You Like?

I'M A lucky man. I practice landscape architecture up north each year until time to put antifreeze in my radiator, and then I run down south and practice all winter.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: JUNE Indoor Gardening Guide

Page: 28

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JUNE Indoor Gardening Guide

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: JUNE Outdoor Gardening Guide

Page: 29

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JUNE Outdoor Gardening Guide

JUNE is knee-deep with peonies and lupines, foxgloves and poppies. Everything is very much alive and the nights are so soft and beautiful they're a little sad. Foliage is young and tender and the worms and bugs are having a fine time.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article:

Pages: 30, 31

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"Young Modern" Moves In

DIFFICULT to find has been Modern that can dwell happily and harmonize pleasantly with other furniture of traditional design, but here it is, at last, in these new rooms aptly called "Young Modern" but fitting to any age that appreciates the good in Modern design.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: For the Bride

Pages: 32, 33

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For the Bride

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Don't let Your Furnishings Grow Roots

Page: 34

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Don't let Your Furnishings Grow Roots

"WHAT a dreadful living-room," you're about to say. But hold a minute. It's well proportioned, with appropriate fireplace excellent light, and ample floor space. The furniture has been carefully chosen, is well built and of good design. But you're right-- the decorative effect of the room as a whole is WRONG

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: A-HOUSTELING WE GO!

Pages: 40, 88, 89

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A-HOUSTELING WE GO!

HOSTELING, famous in Europe for a generation, is now in full swing in America. Today, quite young boys and girls can travel safely thru many of the most beautiful scenic areas of our country, thanks to the hostels or overnight shelters supervised by the American Youth Hostel Association.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Chocolate Topping Tops Cooks' Contest

Pages: 41, 44

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Chocolate Topping Tops Cooks' Contest

"THE grandest chocolate goo!" Thus inelegantly chorused our experts as they sampled ice cream slathered with Regal Chocolate Sauce, this month's top winner in the Cooks' Contest announced last December for Ice-Cream Toppings and Salad Toss-Ups

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: How to Sleep Cool

Pages: 42, 43

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How to Sleep Cool

"IT'S so hot I hate to go to bed!" Sound familiar? Of course it does, because no one really enjoys sleeping when the thermometer is flirting with the upper 90's and the bed feels like a pancake griddle.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Whee--Mom's Made a New Dessert!

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Whee--Mom's Made a New Dessert!

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Summer's the time to Make Place Mats

Page: 49

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Summer's the time to Make Place Mats

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Easy to Make

Page: 50

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Easy to Make

AWKWARD ELMERS or Ponderous People of any kind can often upset a light garden table before you can get all the coffee poured. And high winds will find the umbrella tops'l of even a heavy one, causing it to wobble in a most annoying manner.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: It's Fun to Swing ...

Pages: 52, 110, 112

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It's Fun to Swing ...

AFTER two seasons of sun and rain our porch couch-hammock was a sight! A new cover was certainly called for, but the prices asked by upholsterers sounded like a citation of the war debt.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: FOUND: a Room on the Back Porch

Pages: 58, 59

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FOUND: a Room on the Back Porch

WE LIKED our little home from the first. It was ideally located, as modern as a late war bulletin, well heated, well lighted, and perfectly equipped. Its friendly front wins admiring glances from even the most casual passers-by-- but its inclosed patio in the rear is the joy of our privacy-loving hearts.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Attention!

Page: 60

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Attention!

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Furniture Styles And How to Recognize Them

Page: 62

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Furniture Styles And How to Recognize Them

EARLY AMERICAN FURNITURE is one of the most interesting-- certainly the most historic-- of all the American styles. It's functional in the most literal sense of the word, for it was designed and built to meet the needs of a brave new people hewing homes out of a wilderness-- a people who dreamed great dreams, yet had to be thoroly practical to make them come true.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: I'm a Lazy Gardener

Page: 65

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I'm a Lazy Gardener

I HAVEN'T gardened from a deck chair yet, nor done my weeding with dynamite. But take it from me, I'm really a lazy gardener. The good thing bout it is that I've invented some delightful energy-saving methods.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Remodeling? Money for Your Pictures

Page: 66

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Remodeling? Money for Your Pictures

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: They Said I Couldn't Grow Roses

Pages: 68, 69, 76

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They Said I Couldn't Grow Roses

THEY said it couldn't be done and that's why I started growing roses. A few years ago we bought a house in Michigan.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Here's the Answer to Evans & Folsom

Pages: 70, 71, 72

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Here's the Answer to Evans & Folsom

THE real reason I selected a small coeducational college for Janet was because I believe such an institution affords the best training a girl can get in learning how to take a secondary place in life.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Scaled to Pleasant Living

Pages: 74, 75, 76

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Scaled to Pleasant Living

SOMEHOW or other the whole of this 5-room house suggests the present-day tendency for formal dining to give way to buffet suppers.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Halt the Hopeless Hodge-podge

Page: 76

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Halt the Hopeless Hodge-podge

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: This Month West Goes East

Pages: 78, 79, 96

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This Month West Goes East

LIKE longhorns, cactus, big tall boys who can "lay" basketballs in the net, big beautiful gals who become oomph girls in Hollywood, iron-armed footballers who can throw a pigskin a hundred yards, and governors who can croon, this house grew up in the great Southwest.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Grow This Cutflower That Keeps Two Weeks

Pages: 80, 84

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Grow This Cutflower That Keeps Two Weeks

THAT 'S quite an imposing brief for China-asters-- reason enough why they'll delight you if you once try them.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Along the Garden Path

Page: 83

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Along the Garden Path

IF you like a beautiful display of morning-glories, don't let them climb too high. Snip off the top and they'll branch at the sides and fill in to the roots solidly. Remove large and ugly leaves to let sunlight thru. --Mrs. L. McQuellan, Mich.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: What's Exquisite All Summer? Waterlilies

Pages: 86, 87, 96, 97

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What's Exquisite All Summer? Waterlilies

IN MIDSUMMER heat, when the sun burns out of a pale sky and the garden is parched and dry, there's still one oasis, still one plant that's cool and crisp and resplendent with loveliness. It's the waterlily.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Baby Clinic

Page: 89

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Baby Clinic

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: AMONG OURSELVES.

Pages: 90, 91

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AMONG OURSELVES.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Here's an Idea!

Pages: 94, 95, 96

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Here's an Idea!

"I KNOW it's a mess-- but you see, it's rented!" You've heard it often enough-- that apology for the rather slipshod appearance of a home because --well, who wants to spend money on someone else's house?

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Correction

Page: 96

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Correction

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Hot Dogs and Barbecued Pig

Page: 97

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Hot Dogs and Barbecued Pig

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: It's a Real Kitchen Now!

Page: 98

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It's a Real Kitchen Now!

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Big Dogs COST LITTLE

Pages: 101, 102, 110

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Big Dogs COST LITTLE

IF YOU can afford any dog, you can afford a large one, even a Newfoundland or a Great Dane.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Rooms That Grow Up With the Children

Pages: 102, 103

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Rooms That Grow Up With the Children

GONE are the days when furniture cast-offs were relegated to the children's rooms ... casually splashed with paint to ease parental conscience.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Pages: 108, 109

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Any woman is beautiful as long as one man thinks she is. "It's a smart wife," muses Les Gowan, "who cultivates a pretty woman who seems to make her husband feel dashing, instead of taking a sharp dislike to her."

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Oasis in El Paso

Pages: 110, 111

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Oasis in El Paso

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: On Lake Superior's Shore

Pages: 112, 113

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On Lake Superior's Shore

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 112, 113

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1940 Magazine Article: IT'S NEWS TO ME!

Page: 116

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IT'S NEWS TO ME!

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