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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: HOW DO YOU TRANSLATE

Page: 6

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HOW DO YOU TRANSLATE "Father?"

FATHER'S DAY is observed on the third Sunday in June, which falls this year on the fifteenth. It is the logical sequel to Mother's Day. For if Mother on her day receives affectionate attentions, Father on his is entitled to his share.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: 12 Games for the Small Back Yard

Pages: 10, 11, 58

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12 Games for the Small Back Yard

"NO ROOM, no room" was the first verdict on our outdoor game problem. The back yard, even when the laundry wasn't drying there, was too ridiculously small-- only 20 feet square. Not the shape or size for croquet, too cramped even for badminton; not enough paces for what we wanted to do most-- pitch horseshoes.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: The Diary OF A PLAIN DIRT GARDENER

Pages: 12, 118, 119

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The Diary OF A PLAIN DIRT GARDENER

Be it hereby known that this season is at least two weeks later than usual, due, I suppose, to the freakish weather of weeks gone by and ultra abundance of rain. If my work isn't up to usual timeliness, neither is Nature's. So some of the events of the next few days are going to be done at the logical time for this season, even if they are usually well over with in other years.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: This Attic's Just for Fun

Page: 15

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This Attic's Just for Fun

ATTICS lost their "lonely orphan" connotation long ago. Condemn a modern Cinderella to the garret and likely you'll be condemning her to cheery, bright surroundings. For new wall materials and insulation board are leading home-owners to the discovery that there's a lot of good, usable space up there on top.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Put a Twinkle in Your Windows....

Page: 16

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Put a Twinkle in Your Windows....

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: HAVE YOU A Child Genius IN YOUR HOME?

Pages: 19, 98, 99, 102, 103

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HAVE YOU A Child Genius IN YOUR HOME?

A WORRIED mother recently brought her little boy into the Clinic for Gifted Children at New York University. Her boy was bright, she explained, but wouldn't play with his two brothers. She feared they might be subnormal or even feeble-minded.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: BILDCOST BRINGS YOU A

Pages: 20, 21, 62

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BILDCOST BRINGS YOU A "Half-House Plus"

FOLLOW a house-hunting couple some day. Follow them closely. Get close enough and you'll likely hear them say, "This one's swell, but can we enlarge it, and if so, how? Will it mean an added wing," they'll wonder, "that may spoil our gardening plans, or perhaps a new second story that will ruin our home's looks?"

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Hobby Gardens

Pages: 22, 23

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Hobby Gardens

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: For a week-end where work's taboo

Pages: 24, 25, 62

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For a week-end where work's taboo

WEEK-ENDS mean a lot to Dudley W. Hallett. He's a busy New York executive, and on Saturdays and Sundays he just wants to sit and sniff the breeze. So high on a winding lane in Timber Trails, near Sherman, Connecticut, he's had Architect H. Allen Tuttle, of New Milford, design this woodsy cabin for him to relax and

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Garden Ready for Summer?

Page: 27

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Garden Ready for Summer?

WHILE you're inspired by June flowers and have a little of your extra spring energy left, make the most of them in your garden; then when the hot days come you can drowse under the arbor.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Great American Patriot

Pages: 28, 29, 90, 91

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Great American Patriot

WHEN strapping young Mordecai Hayes rounded a bend of the Brandywine River in Pennsylvania he saw land he liked. So he settled there with his little wife, Ann, in 1770, in a fresh little house that was waiting for them there beside the river.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Grow These AND Brag

Pages: 30, 31, 116, 117

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Grow These AND Brag

Anyone can grow roses. But the kind you have depends much on whether your hobby and love is gardening or, say, golf. For the golfer those ironclads like Rugosa Rose and its hybrids, downright beautiful, are just the thing. These are so tenacious of life that they can even crowd out weeds and withstand drouth.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: This is Blondie's Home

Pages: 32, 33, 34, 35

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This is Blondie's Home

"BLONDIE," the little woman of the popular movie, comic strip, and radio series, has plenty of trouble keeping her home running smoothly-- what with a precocious Baby Dumpling, and an addlepated husband Dagwood to rescue from hilarious situations involving the mailman, the boss, super-salesmen, bill collectors, and sundry other threats to her domestic serenity.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: HERE'S AN IDEA!

Pages: 36, 37, 82, 83

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HERE'S AN IDEA!

HAVE you the notion, as I had, that second-hand or unfinished furniture painted at home is bound to look amateurish or at best cottagey? If so, you're about to be astonished, maybe even converted.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: 12 Gay Faces for Gloomy Walls

Pages: 38, 39

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12 Gay Faces for Gloomy Walls

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Our Cinderella Porch and Hall

Pages: 40, 72

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Our Cinderella Porch and Hall

WE DUBBED our side porch "Cinderella's corner" when we first bought our secondhand house. It had such a depressed, stay-at-homeand-gloom look. Dirty rock pillar, drab Japanese screens, one naked light bulb against the ceiling, a discarded straight chair, and a lonely bridge lamp made a spot with no crumbs of loveliness or comfort.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: IN PRAISE OF Canada's Foods

Pages: 42, 43, 106, 107

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IN PRAISE OF Canada's Foods

Why in the world haven't we heard more about the delights of Canadian cooking? I found Canada's foods well worth a trip up north, with all other pleasures of sightseeing and browsing on the sideline!

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Paint the Flowers You Grow

Page: 50

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Paint the Flowers You Grow

THREE young boys. Rain. More rain. Three boys cooped up in the house. "Ma-- ma. Charles hit..." Trouble.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Solve Your Decorating Problems With a Yardstick

Pages: 60, 61

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Solve Your Decorating Problems With a Yardstick

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: You Say WE Can't Cook?

Pages: 64, 94, 95

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You Say WE Can't Cook?

SCRATCH the average man, and you'll find a cook. (Scratch the average cook, on the other hand, and you'll find a frying pan around your neck. You mustn't go fooling around with cooks like that.) Beneath that drab business suit and stiff collar and derby hat, it seems, lurk a gay white apron and a flaring chef's cap.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Furniture Styles And How to Recognize Them

Page: 67

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Furniture Styles And How to Recognize Them

DUNCAN PHYFE was America's first eminent furniture designer, most outstanding of his era. Born in Scotland in 1768, he came to this country in 1783. It was a time of high achievement in the development of American national consciousness and of increasing prosperity thruout the settled regions. And just as the spirit of the newborn nation was voiced thru the inspired poetry and prose of William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, James Fenimore Cooper, and others, so it also found expression in the furniture created by this gifted young Scotsman.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Air-condition Your Garden

Pages: 68, 69, 81, 82

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Air-condition Your Garden

HEAT rises in waves from tarred roads and blurs the houses beyond and you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: IT'S NEWS TO ME!

Pages: 70, 80

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IT'S NEWS TO ME!

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Pages: 74, 75

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Test of old age on a lovely moonlit night in June: Does it strike you as a gorgeous night tonight or does it remind you of an enchanted night years, years ago?

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Winning Tricks WITH RUFFLED READY-MADES

Pages: 78, 79

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Winning Tricks WITH RUFFLED READY-MADES

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: We Parents

Pages: 84, 85, 86, 87

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We Parents

When the daily routine starts to drag and the children irritate me, I try to run away with them instead of from them. We usually all pitch in and straighten the house in a whirl before setting forth on a spur-of-themoment spree; sometimes we just let it go until we get back.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Trail Together

Page: 85

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Trail Together

SUMMER again-- and everywhere families are hitting the holiday trail.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Baby Clinic for Puzzled Parents

Page: 87

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Baby Clinic for Puzzled Parents

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: The Browns Were Sick of Buzzers

Pages: 88, 89

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The Browns Were Sick of Buzzers

Not so long ago retired army officer J. H. Brown and his wife lived in a nice but undistinguished two-family home in a nice but undistinguished part of Wellesley, Massachusetts. It was one of those places where you hollered upstairs thru a "whoozit" tube and then

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 88, 89

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Dead Kitchens Come to Life

Pages: 92, 93

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Dead Kitchens Come to Life

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Tailored to the Trees

Pages: 96, 97

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Tailored to the Trees

"WHOA!" shouted the Pauls, and their tires planted punctuating scrunch marks. There it was-- the perfect spot for their new home! So they bought it, all dotted with maples and birches, huckleberry bushes here and there between, and on the ground quivering patches of sunlight in blotches of shade.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Grow Them All on One Bush

Pages: 100, 101, 110

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Grow Them All on One Bush

IF YOU like to experiment, if you'd like a rose bush that grows six or seven varieties and as many colors of roses, try rose budding. It's not beyond any tyro gardener.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: We Built ...

Pages: 104, 105, 111

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We Built ... "Ad" of Brick

IT JUST sort of sneaked up on us. Dad Whalen and Emerson (Emerson's my husband and Dad Whalen's son) had been so busy designing and building homes for other folks here in Indianapolis, Indiana, that before he knew it, Dad's home was sending out distress signals. It wasn't large enough to hold the family any more and its style was too frowzy to speak well for Dad's business.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: We Pioneered in Stone

Pages: 104, 105, 115

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We Pioneered in Stone

THE Mississippians here in Greenwood don' build of stone, somehow. They stick to wood exclusively. But right next door, in Tennessee there's all the stone any builder would ever need-- beautiful stuff of many colors that can make the walls of your home bright and everlastingly gay.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Slip-Cover Your Rebels

Pages: 108, 109, 110

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Slip-Cover Your Rebels

JUST when we thought we'd done ourselves proud in the living-room, with new paper and paint, fabrics and ideas-- our love-seat went on a sit-down-strike! Now just why a perfectly healthy gray love-seat should take offense at a Regency decorating theme is one on me.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: Clothe Your Nudist Walls

Page: 110

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Clothe Your Nudist Walls

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: How to Kill the Weeds in Your Front Yard

Pages: 112, 113, 114

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How to Kill the Weeds in Your Front Yard

IT LOOKS as if the old days of digging lawn weeds, except for occasional strays, are over. And no man will mourn their passing.

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Better Homes & Gardens June 1941 Magazine Article: How to Kill the Grass in Your Front Yard

Pages: 112, 113, 114

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How to Kill the Grass in Your Front Yard

EVERY TIME you clip your lawn you perform a major stomach operation on the grass. The leaf is the plant's stomach, where food taken up by the roots is turned into finished products for growth. It's not reasonable to expect a plant to be indifferent to the loss of a part of its digestive system.

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