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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Be a Wartime Foster Daddy

Page: 7

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Be a Wartime Foster Daddy

AN ARTICLE in this issue, "If Daddy's Gone to War" (page 14), carries a message to men. There is an overtone in it --an overtone revealing a burden that the war has placed on the shoulders of mothers who are trying bravely to be both father and mother to their children while Daddy is away. It makes us realize that the boys in these war-separated families are being their their right to a man's companionship and example.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: LATE TIPS ON Wartime Living

Page: 8

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LATE TIPS ON Wartime Living

Supplies of garden hose and tools will still be short in 1944, so keep what you have in good condition.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Start Your 1944 Garden Now

Page: 10

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Start Your 1944 Garden Now

Do two things: First, spread a one-to four-inch layer of humus over your whole garden plot. Humus is a soil conditioner and helps make food in the soil available to the plants. It can be any kind of rotted or partially rotted green stuff, or strawy manures. Along with this, add any phosphates or other slow-acting plant foods you have. Then spade or plow your ground and leave it rough so winter can mellow it.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Safeguard Your Furniture While It Hibernates

Page: 12

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Safeguard Your Furniture While It Hibernates

IT'S a lot more fun keeping cozy in a few rooms than shivering in a lot of them. You learned that last winter. You closed one or more rooms if you could spare them from family living, conserving fuel and keeping healthier and more comfortable. This year you may be doing more of it. How should you care for furnishings left in completely closed rooms? Here are helps for housing your furniture happily while it hibernates.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: If Daddy's Gone to War

Pages: 14, 72, 73, 74

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If Daddy's Gone to War

I'VE had letters like these from many of you. Your husband, the children's beloved Daddy, is in the service. You're left alone, with the many problems of managing a home and children, and under war difficulties.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: EASY ON YOUR EYES!

Pages: 17, 102, 103, 104, 105

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EASY ON YOUR EYES!

TEN-YEAR-OLD Tommy Purvis broke a store window, a big plate-glass one, while playing hooky. He was a perpetual problem child if ever there was one, irritable, rebellious, and stubborn.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Gifts Service People Want

Pages: 18, 19

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Gifts Service People Want

GIFTS for military people? It's "week-before-Christmas" for you now if they're overseas! What would they like most? We asked the Service men who were and are a part of our own Meredith Publishing Company family. And consulted our girls in uniform. We asked:

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Group Your Flowers Better

Pages: 20, 21, 100, 101

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Group Your Flowers Better

GARDENERS are like cooks and tailors. From identical cloth, one tailor will make you a suit that drapes elegantly, another tailor a suit that looks like an unmade bed. From identical flour and shortening, one cook will make a piecrust that melts in your mouth, another cook a crust that bends your fork.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: PREVIEWS

Pages: 22, 23

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PREVIEWS

Don't get excited until you see it, but there's a chance you'll buy your week's supply of fresh milk at the grocery one of these days-- in a package of milk cubes. The cubes, now being experimented with, are dry, wrapped, and can be kept several weeks in your refrigerator. Drop a cube in a glass of water and there's your milk-- fresh, whole milk again, without that "condensed" taste of milk from cans.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: SEW A Color Song FOR YOUR BEDROOM

Pages: 24, 25

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SEW A Color Song FOR YOUR BEDROOM

NEVER whipped up a curtain or a bedspread in your life? Think nothing of it! If you can follow simple directions and sew a straight seam (by machine or even by hand), you can make these bedroom beauties. Because they're "ensembled," they'll help you weave even furniture odds and ends into a lovely harmony. And because they're joyously colorful, they'll give a lift to your mousiest room and a lilt to your soul!

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Make Room for More Rooms

Pages: 26, 27

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Make Room for More Rooms

MANY a room is leading a double life these war days-- and a mighty interesting life, to boot! With thousands of war workers seeking quarters and servicemen needing stopover rooms when away from camp, we're being asked to "move over," "double up," and share our homes.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Ginny Simms' Home Hikes Your Spirits

Pages: 28, 29

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Ginny Simms' Home Hikes Your Spirits

IT'S a joyous little house, all white trimmed in green, that shines out thru giant walnut trees at the end of a winding pathway out in Northridge, California. It's the home of Ginny Simms, a famous young lady indeed, whose enchanting voice you've heard over the air, in motion pictures, and on hundreds of records from zany to classic.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Last-Minute Heat-Savers

Pages: 30, 31

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Last-Minute Heat-Savers

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: See How Planting Revived It

Pages: 32, 33, 65

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See How Planting Revived It

ELEVEN summers ago Dale Warren bought a place down Plymouth way in eastern Massachusetts. Left to its own devices for many years, it had acquired that barren, forlorn appearance common to properties in which there is no personal interest. But the buildings were in good condition.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: A Home With Guest Appeal!

Page: 34

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A Home With Guest Appeal!

SOME houses have it and some don't-- that certain something that makes guests want to come back again and again. It's a quality that you'll want in the home you build when the war's over with the War Savings Bonds you are buying today. There's a home out on Kenilworth Avenue in Oak Park, Illinois, that has this special kind of guest appeal.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Build Top-Health Meals in Spite of Shortages

Pages: 39, 40

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Build Top-Health Meals in Spite of Shortages

HOW can you keep your family healthy if shortages land smack in the middle of foods you've always thought of as musts for health? The trick lies in learning which foods equal which, nutritionally, then ringing in the just-as-goods to pinch-hit for scarce old stand-bys. On these handy pages you'll find the facts you need for this important sleight of hand.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: KLEENEX!

Page: 42

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KLEENEX!

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Baby's First Furniture--YOU CAN MAKE IT

Pages: 42, 94, 95

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Baby's First Furniture--YOU CAN MAKE IT

DON'T WORRY if your local stores are all sold out of bassinets, mattresses, bathinettes, and other equipment for the tiny baby. Maternity Center, New York City, has developed baby furniture for the first few months which you, Daddy, can make yourself, and ideas for bedding which you, Mom, can work out with inexpensive materials.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: LOOK WHAT YOU CAY DO WITH A Cheese Box

Page: 45

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LOOK WHAT YOU CAY DO WITH A Cheese Box

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Help for the Help-Less

Pages: 46, 56, 57

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Help for the Help-Less

DEAR SIS: So your perfect treasure has taken up welding! No wonder you feel you've lost your right arm. Hilda was certainly a superior maid.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Keep Your Metals Gleaming

Pages: 52, 54

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Keep Your Metals Gleaming

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: What's Your Score, Foods Gardener?

Pages: 60, 85

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What's Your Score, Foods Gardener?

NOW that the season is over, let's kind of back off and look at our mistakes so we won't make them again next year. Did you plant too much of one thing, not enough of another? Were you eating out of your garden as early a you could have? Did you waste a lot of time cultivating just for looks? Did you get second and third crops out of some rows?

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Anti-Freeze Your Garden

Pages: 62, 80

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Anti-Freeze Your Garden

WINTER protection for our cars is much simpler than for our gardens. If you're getting a Ford, Buick, Packard, or Chevrolet ready to start off at the very first punch of the starter button, you change oil and grease, tune the motor, and fill up with anti-freeze. The procedure is standard.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Shift-Busy Johnnys Hold

Pages: 70, 71

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Shift-Busy Johnnys Hold "Open House"

IT ALL started when Johnny walked into the dining-room at 6 o'clock one evening, grinning sheepishly as he asked for "ham and" for breakfast, while the family was just putting away the evening meal. Six o'clock wartime might mean dinner to the rest of them, but to Johnny, fresh from a good day's sleep after a hard night's work on his new shift, it was breakfast.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Sternbergia ... the Quick Bloomer

Page: 71

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Sternbergia ... the Quick Bloomer

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Pages: 75, 76, 77

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The Man Next Door

Faced by a long separation, the b. w. vows she can wait for her husband a year or two without going to pieces if a Greek girl named Penelope could wait 10 years for Ulysses.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Page: 82

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THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener

Oct. 1 Be it hereby known, in case you missed last month's installment of these unimportant memoirs, that I'm stranded in Room 18 of University Hospital on the campus of our think factory, getting alone just fine, thank you. after a major operation.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: KEEP YOUR Paintbrushes Clean

Pages: 84, 85

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KEEP YOUR Paintbrushes Clean

GOOD paintbrushes are getting scarce, so take extra care of those you have now. Imported hog bristle, the best kind, is no longer available, of course, and inferior substitutes are being used in any new ones you can buy.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Plant and Transplant Now

Pages: 86, 88

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Plant and Transplant Now

IN MAKING a new planting set out the key plants first. These are the ones that are large, the ones that hide objectionable views, the ones that fill in the corners, or fit in between the windows. These plant positions are fixed, and suitable types must be in certain places.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Refinish Old Picture Frames

Pages: 89, 90, 91

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Refinish Old Picture Frames

"BUT good-looking picture frames are so beastly expensive!" That was my lament, too, before I discovered that rickety, two-for-a-song picture frames could actually be turned into beauties any room would be proud to own! It takes only a few odds and ends of paint, varnish, and patching materials.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: You're Elected Paper Warden

Page: 91

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You're Elected Paper Warden

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Gather Now for Winter Cheer

Page: 96

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Gather Now for Winter Cheer

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: New Finish--New Floors

Pages: 98, 99, 107

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New Finish--New Floors

WOOD floors, when newly finished, are beautiful to behold-- but every few seasons, unless they're well-treated, they tend to relax to a scratched, grimy state that balks any other decorative gesture in the same room until they're restored to their own youthful bloom.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 101

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Young Mothers' Exchange

Pages: 106, 107

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Young Mothers' Exchange

Adequate help seems out for the duration. So I'm asking my friends, who wish to make my imminent baby a gift, to give him a morning or afternoon. The idea is that they'll come and bathe and feed him, wash his clothes, make the formula, and tidy the house.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 107

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 108, 109, 110, 111

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: You Can Help

Page: 108

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You Can Help

ON THE shore of Long Island, where I live in the summer, the 16 soldiers assigned to beach patrol were quartered in a damp and dismal room last summer, without diversions of any kind.

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Better Homes & Gardens October 1943 Magazine Article: It's News to Me!

Page: 112

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It's News to Me!

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