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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Anyone Can Grow TOMATOES

Pages: 8, 9, 110

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Anyone Can Grow TOMATOES

IF YOU'RE looking for a health-building vegetable to grow in your back yard this summer, you just can't go wrong on the good old tomato. It is the most universal and the most versatile garden vegetable there is.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Our Job ON THE HOME FRONT

Page: 10

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Our Job ON THE HOME FRONT

TO APPRECIATE any worthy thing we must first understand it, and to understand it we must contemplate it-- think about it. Moreover, thinking is a time-consuming process which cannot be carried on successfully while we are engaged in any other difficult, enterprise. Thinking is a job in itself.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: NOW IT'S A Beautiful Blonde

Pages: 13, 76

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NOW IT'S A Beautiful Blonde

THE house was narrow. It looked peaked. The brown-shingled outside was dull and dirty, and you could tell that its small windows let very little light inside.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: $50 Built Their Best Room

Page: 14

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$50 Built Their Best Room

IN BEVERLY HILLS there are swish California estates by the dozen. But I want to tell you about the very special 18-x 24-foot estate of Bill and Bernice Larsen.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: NEW MUMS Stay Longer

Pages: 17, 104, 105, 106

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NEW MUMS Stay Longer

CHRYSANTHEMUMS today are making columns of garden news-- every bit of it good. Even the marigolds, petunias, and zinnias of the past few years can't outdo the happenings among the early garden mums.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Your Lawn--Its Care and Repair

Pages: 18, 19

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Your Lawn--Its Care and Repair

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: The Daring Young Man in the Flying Debris

Pages: 20, 21

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The Daring Young Man in the Flying Debris

TIMES have changed. But ah-h-h! this is still a great country, neighbor. As my wife and I lean back in our porch chairs and look lazily out across the pastoral beauty of the near-by golf course-- and as we listen to the laughter of our children on our front lawn and enjoy the music of the mocking birds and cardinals in our elms-- a feeling of reverence and gratitude comes over us.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Diary of a Desperate Daddy

Pages: 22, 23

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Diary of a Desperate Daddy

IT ALL started when the stork decided our chimney was the most attractive target he'd ever seen, and one ... two ... three little boys came to live with us in our first four and one-half years of married life.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: May INDOOR Gardening Guide

Pages: 24, 109

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May INDOOR Gardening Guide

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: May OUTDOOR Gardening Guide

Page: 25

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May OUTDOOR Gardening Guide

IN MAY when you survey your borders and see the masses of yellow in the daffodils, tulips, doronicum, and alyssum, you know that you are "on the beam" in your gardening.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Paul Revere Passed Here

Pages: 26, 27, 113

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Paul Revere Passed Here

THEY say Paul Revere's famous ride took him over the very spot where the Lester H. Ryan home now stands at Lexington, Massachusetts. And they say, too, so authentic is its Early American design, that this brand-new little house might well have been standing there on that memorable night when Paul Revere came galloping down the road.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Lots of Bloom for Little Care IRIS PEONIES POPPIES

Pages: 28, 29, 30, 100, 101

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Lots of Bloom for Little Care IRIS PEONIES POPPIES

SMART people who like lots of color in their gardens plant quantities of iris, poppies, and peonies. And their many reasons all boil down to these:

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: A Brand-New House With That Lived-in Look

Pages: 32, 33, 61

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A Brand-New House With That Lived-in Look

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Make Them Yourself

Pages: 34, 35

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Make Them Yourself

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Double Feature Rooms

Pages: 36, 37

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Double Feature Rooms

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Let's Go ANTIQUING No. 4 of a Serles

Pages: 38, 64, 71, 72

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Let's Go ANTIQUING No. 4 of a Serles

HELLO, Fellow Antiquers-- here we go again on a merry chase after more old American accessories to sparkle up our decorating schemes with romance and "local color."

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: These Easy Food Tricks

Pages: 42, 43, 81

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These Easy Food Tricks

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Tricks That Make

Pages: 44, 45

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Tricks That Make

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: More Babies Are Alive

Pages: 46, 85

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More Babies Are Alive

WOULD you like something to feel mighty good about? Well, here it is--America's record in the war that has been going on for a quarter of a century between the forces of science and the diseases which prey upon our babies and children.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Spring Lamb and Vegetables Romp Off With Prizes

Page: 48

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Spring Lamb and Vegetables Romp Off With Prizes

THE clever things you folks do with spring lamb and little new vegetables! Our double-header contest announced last October rolled in scores of delectable new ones plus a crew of fine old favorites. Best treat of all was Savory Lamb Roll Roast --so off goes $5 first prize and Dish-of-Month honors to good cook Theresa M. Lessmeister of Peru, Illinois.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Two-Step House

Pages: 55, 88

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Two-Step House

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Let 'em Dig

Pages: 56, 111

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Let 'em Dig

Children love to garden. Our six-year-old turned into a really careful truck gardener his first year, and even five-year-old Vicky had a lot of fun in her table-sized garden. With flowers we encouraged them to stick to the foolproof annuals like zinnias, cornflowers, nasturtiums, Sweet Alyssum, calendulas, and marigolds.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: For Panty-Waist Plants

Page: 59

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For Panty-Waist Plants

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: My Husband Made It

Page: 59

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My Husband Made It

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Corner Fireplaces

Page: 60

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Corner Fireplaces

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Practical Polly Says

Page: 61

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Practical Polly Says

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Mother's Day Gifts that Love to Mother 365 Days a Year

Pages: 66, 67

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Mother's Day Gifts that Love to Mother 365 Days a Year

MAY 10 is "Mother's Day" ... that's what the calendar-makers tell us, but every family knows that Mother's day starts about 7 o'clock three hundred sixty-five mornings a year, and winds up when the last small sprout is popped into bed with a loving goodnight kiss.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: We Stage a Living-Room Crime Hunt

Page: 68

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We Stage a Living-Room Crime Hunt

How we ever put up with our living-room before its re-creation remains a mystery. Maybe we looked but never really saw, until a casual time exposure (it's our "before") developed into a shocking "crime exposure."

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: We Adopted an Orphan House

Pages: 74, 75, 76

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We Adopted an Orphan House

THE deserted house was not left on our doorstep. Quite the contrary, I found it at an auction sale in Titusville, Pennsylvania. All I wanted was the lot. I expected to sell the house to the wreckers before even telling my wife about the purchase, for I was pretty sure she wouldn't see much resemblance between the sad old derelict and the neat litde Cape Cod house that high costs kept us from building.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: The Diary of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Pages: 78, 79, 107, 108, 109

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The Diary of a Plain Dirt Gardener

May 1 To' our spring vegetable patch this afternoon, where I put in more snap beans and two rows of Baby Ford-hook Lima Beans. Then on to the coldframe where I sowed more annual seeds. Here the first things put in are already up and need watering.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Picture on the Cover

Page: 79

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Picture on the Cover

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Name It Yourself

Page: 81

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Name It Yourself

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Put Your MORNING GLORIES to Work

Pages: 82, 83

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Put Your MORNING GLORIES to Work

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: More Babies Will Live If You Will Help

Pages: 85, 86

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More Babies Will Live If You Will Help

SO MUCH for the gain on the child-saving front, and a mighty one it is, with so many of the grim foe's most deadly allies either routed completely or in rapid retreat. We owe unbounded thanks to the doctors and research workers who've made and are making the fight. But they can't do it all alone.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Mother's Milk Bureaus

Pages: 86, 87

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Mother's Milk Bureaus

MOTHER'S milk has proved such a lifesaver for premature and frail babies that Mother's Milk Bureaus have been set up in several of our large cities. Healthy nursing mothers send in their surplus, which is frozen quickly by dry ice into small wafers, about the size and appearance of peppermint lozenges.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Mother's Milk for Babies

Page: 86

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Mother's Milk for Babies

Nurse your baby! I'm afraid we haven't emphasized this enough since such satisfactory formulas have been developed, and it has been so easy to turn to the bottle the first time a hitch occurred. Good as formulas are, however, mother's milk is a necessity for prematures and the best safeguard for any baby against digestive upsets and epidemics, not to mention emergencies in which the milk supply might be cut off.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Baby Clinic

Page: 87

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Baby Clinic

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Spring Garden

Page: 88

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Spring Garden

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 88, 89, 94, 95, 96

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: More Boners You Won't Want to Pull

Pages: 90, 91

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More Boners You Won't Want to Pull

Just because the inner workings of your home happen to concentrate in the space you've chosen for a playroom is no good reason for making fun there a physical hazard. It's not an expensive undertaking to reroute pipes and conduits most likely to be bumped into and tripped over. Ask your plumber or handy man to tell you all about it.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: A Man's Breakfast

Page: 92

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A Man's Breakfast

WHAT, for pete's sake, has become of breakfast? Before you ladies bristle up about a mere male dipping his oar into the culinary picture-- let me remind you that men still do represent one-helf of the home consumers.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Should Be--a Meal!

Page: 93

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Should Be--a Meal!

I've discovered why the men of Texas are strong and their women lovely. May this meet the eyes of my gracious Houston hostess whose splendid breakfast more than made up for two early morning hours in a Texas saddle! Her bounty provided preserved figs and cream-- plenty of calories, I suspect-- but grand.

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

Pages: 97, 112

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the man next door

It's an adventurous excursion to saunter into a drugstore nowadays for an ice cream soda. Before you get out you may buy a gadget that revolutionizes your entire way of living.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: The House Doctor Prescribes

Pages: 98, 99

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The House Doctor Prescribes

Those aren't termites. Termites live on wood and other such fiber, and wouldn't eat thru the concrete. Moreover, termites don't build anthills. They live in long tubes which they construct for passageways. We suggest a thin re-coating of walls with cement to close any cracks.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Be a Kitchen Curtain Daredevil

Pages: 102, 103

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Be a Kitchen Curtain Daredevil

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: Tackle Your TABLE-TOP Tragedies

Page: 107

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Tackle Your TABLE-TOP Tragedies

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1942 Magazine Article: IT'S NEWS TO ME!

Page: 114

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IT'S NEWS TO ME!

1 Now, nested chairs! To save space, yet to be at hand, these four full-sized chairs fit over one another, may be used as a single chair! A bridge game? Just lift them off. Each chair's height is 30", seat depth 24". Upholstery is gay, roughly textured, made as a slip-cover. To remove it for cleaning, release the metal bottom-molding, which also acts as a chair glide.

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