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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Antidote for the Jitters

Page: 6

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Antidote for the Jitters

WHEN I was a boy of 17, the mother of one of my friends shocked the neighbors by permitting her son to move all of the furniture out of the "parlor." In this profaned vacant space, he built a boat. That is the kind of mother he had.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: I'm for Closets Trig and Tailored

Pages: 10, 11, 91

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I'm for Closets Trig and Tailored

I HAPPEN to like tailored effects in my closets, so all the frilly and feminine closet fittings in the shops don't help me one bit. If you're a chip off the same block, what we did to sparkle up our anything-but-modern closets (clothes, linen, china) may be just the inspiration you're hunting.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: New Tricks for Your Garden

Pages: 13, 102

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New Tricks for Your Garden

MANY strange and useful discoveries are numbered among science's horticultural crop in the last year. A method of killing insects has been found by feeding poisonous selenium to the plant roots. The dread red spider appears finally to have met its Waterloo in a spray composed of a certain resin with a four-barreled chemical name. You'll hear more of it in months to come. Some discoveries are bizarre, some are highly complicated, but here are several which can immediately give a lot of fun-- as well as help-- to you.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Shelves You Can Brag About

Page: 14

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Shelves You Can Brag About

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: OLD FRANCE INSPIRED THIS Thrifty Bildcost

Pages: 17, 64

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OLD FRANCE INSPIRED THIS Thrifty Bildcost

IF YOU'VE always complained about the "look-alikeness" of small houses-- if rows of new little houses cut from the same modified-Colonial pattern make you snort, "All of 'em are just so many peas in a pod, I'd rather live in a tent and be different!" --here's a Bildcost Gardened Home to change your mind.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Start Them in Sphagnum Moss

Pages: 18, 19

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Start Them in Sphagnum Moss

IF PERFECT stands of seedlings of petunias, snapdragons, clarkias, begonias, and other hard-to-start flowers and vegetables mean anything to you, read this to the end. Because, by simply planting seeds in sphagnum moss instead of soil or sand, it's now possible to bring the most delicate of seedlings thru the vicissitudes of babyhood.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: PRUNING GUIDE

Pages: 21, 80

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PRUNING GUIDE

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article:

Pages: 22, 23

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"WE, INC." REMODELERS

WE'VE just ended the best-- and busiest-- year of our lives! And we're still amazed at ourselves and the accomplishments of the year. For with our own hands we remade an awkward cottage into a home of which we're proud.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: How to Dodge a Cold--or Lick One

Pages: 24, 25, 84, 85, 86

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How to Dodge a Cold--or Lick One

THRUOUT the United States, at this very moment, millions of people are sniffling, sneezing, coughing, blowing noses-- miserable victims of the seemingly inescapable common cold. Why, they ask, do we have colds? How do we catch them? Isn't there some way of preventing them? What is the best way to "cure" a cold?

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Headstarts to Spring

Page: 26

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Headstarts to Spring

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: MARCH INDOOR Gardening Guide

Pages: 26, 27

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MARCH INDOOR Gardening Guide

IT'S March-- time for action. In warmer sections start cleaning up rubbish to control insects and disease. Destroy all dead plants. Put plants that you set out every year into different areas in the ornamental and cutting gardens, for growing the same kind of plants year after year in one spot encourages the spread of insects and diseases.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: ALL NEXT SUMMER YOU CAN KEEP YOUR WINDOWS Splashed WITH Color

Pages: 28, 29, 102, 103

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ALL NEXT SUMMER YOU CAN KEEP YOUR WINDOWS Splashed WITH Color

THERE'S nothing like a splash of glowing color across a house front, a mass of bloom in a well-tended window box, to tell the world, "This place is a home that someone cares a lot about."

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Curtains Going Up for Spring!

Pages: 30, 31, 94, 95

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Curtains Going Up for Spring!

RIGHT to end your long curtains at the floor unless your room's high and very formally furnished. Trailing curtains soil quickly, overdress most rooms.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Outside They're Twins Inside

Pages: 32, 33, 94

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Outside They're Twins Inside

ALIKE as two peas, as you pass them, are these two homes that salute each other across a shady street in Weston, Massachusetts, near Boston. The Edward W. Rayners live in one, the Robert Powell Johns in the other. Exteriors and even floor plans are identical-- but right there the sameness stops and two fascinating adventures in decorating begin!

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Pick-Up Ideas for Weary Rooms

Pages: 34, 35, 78, 79

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Pick-Up Ideas for Weary Rooms

WITH spring just a few weekends around the corner, chances are you're in the same boat with a lot of us-- puzzling over the job of redecorating and generally bringing up to snuff your own unmodern home, or the new-old one you've just bought.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Scrapbook of China Cupboards

Pages: 36, 37, 86

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Scrapbook of China Cupboards

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Let's Go ANTIQUING

Pages: 38, 89, 90, 91

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Let's Go ANTIQUING

LAST month we called a general session of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Antiquers, with a series of treasure hunts for old American accessories of yesterday to bring new charm to our decorating schemes of today. So before we jaunt forth on our first field trip, let's review the minutes of the last meeting for tardy arrivals.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Help Yourself to Household Helps

Pages: 42, 43

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Help Yourself to Household Helps

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Do Things With Your Children

Pages: 44, 108, 109

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Do Things With Your Children

Is YOUR house a roaring three-ring circus after school hours-- something going on in every corner, shouts for Mom to lend a hand here, Dad to dish out a piece of advice there?

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: It's High Time You Learned to Like Housework!

Pages: 45, 60

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It's High Time You Learned to Like Housework!

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Serve Your Leftovers-Here's How

Page: 46

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Serve Your Leftovers-Here's How

BE an artist with your leftovers! Good old hash and bread pudding become Creations if dashed with imagination and served with a flourish. And what would ham soufflé, beef croquettes, pork pie, and a dozen other better-the-second-day dishes be without leftovers. Be inventive! Make running mates of vegetables or fruits or juices you never teamed up before.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Pages: 55, 98, 99

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THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener

After a midnight blizzard that swept down over snow-covered landscape, this morning dawned to peace, quiet, beautiful sunshine, and thermometer standing exactly at zero.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Food's Fun-- When You Eat It All Over the House

Pages: 58, 59

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Food's Fun-- When You Eat It All Over the House

YOU know that age-old mealtime wail of "Hey, Mom-- when do we eat?"-- the one Dear Family always lets fly if viands are a split second late? Today that hunger yelp has a new and modern flourish.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: A DOZEN Don'ts THAT Save Lives

Pages: 62, 63, 105, 106

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A DOZEN Don'ts THAT Save Lives

LAST spring Fritz Kreisler, the famous violinist, was struck by an automobile at a busy New York street crossing. News pictures published the next day showed the pathetic figure half-sitting, half-lying against the curbstone, clothing torn, face blood-smeared, head hanging to one side.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: They're Bloomin' Fools

Pages: 66, 67

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They're Bloomin' Fools

I'M ALWAYS hearing people say they don't have African-violets because they're hard to grow. Bosh. If you keep water off their leaves and keep them from getting chilled, you'll find them as easy to grow in your window garden as geraniums and much more generous with their blossoms.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Not a Stone Was Turned

Pages: 68, 69

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Not a Stone Was Turned

If YOU can fall in love with a strange house when it's looking its worst, the attraction is almost sure to last. We know. For fifteen years ago-- on the coldest, bleakest day of the winter-- we lost our hearts to a forlorn stone house near Monroe, Connecticut.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: How to Start That Vegetable Garden SUCCESSFULLY

Pages: 74, 75, 76, 77, 78

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How to Start That Vegetable Garden SUCCESSFULLY

THERE'S lots of loose talk about vegetable gardens flying around this spring. Garden writers who never grew a hill of beans are wearing public-library tables smooth hunting down the "literature" on the subject. Let's not get hysterical.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: the man next door

Pages: 82, 83

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the man next door

In my humble opinion, the months of February and March are no time for going on a diet. After the onslaught of winter your morale requires the solid sustenance of country sausage, bacon, and fried potatoes.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Praiseworthy Paths and How to Build Them

Pages: 87, 88

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Praiseworthy Paths and How to Build Them

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Gay Little Garnishes and Subtle Seasonings

Pages: 92, 93

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Gay Little Garnishes and Subtle Seasonings

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: I BUY FOR MY DADDY LONG LEGS

Page: 94

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I BUY FOR MY DADDY LONG LEGS

IF YOU'VE a six-foot-plus husband, as I have, you're bound already to have solved some of the posers presented by his outrageous length. But I'll pass on my solutions, just in case. Why architects and furniture-makers shut their eyes to the existence of outsize males is beyond me, but the oversight doesn't diminish the problem-- it simply puts it up to the wives.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Baby Clinic FOR PUZZLED PARENTS

Page: 95

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Baby Clinic FOR PUZZLED PARENTS

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Cape Cod Travels Inland

Pages: 96, 97

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Cape Cod Travels Inland

THE air in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, isn't tanged with salt. You can't see the ocean even with powerful binoculars. That's why some people were a little skeptical about the wisdom of our fitting an authentic Cape Cod house to our woodsy acre-and-a-half plot of land.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Furniture Styles and How to Recognize Them

Page: 104

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Furniture Styles and How to Recognize Them

REMEMBER how only yesterday "Victorian" was practically a term of derision? And look at us today! Once more we're delighted with the charm and hominess of Nineteenth Century creations. Choice Victorian is "in." Skillful decorators are using it to accent Eighteenth Century and Modern interiors. Some are developing entire rooms around this new-old theme.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1942 Magazine Article: Are You Fit to Visit the Sick?

Pages: 106, 107, 108

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Are You Fit to Visit the Sick?

MAYBE you've never given the question of your fitness to visit the sick a single thought. I hadn't until --well, it happened one afternoon.

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