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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Linking the Home Front to the Fighting Front

Page: 7

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Linking the Home Front to the Fighting Front

WHEN DON Davidson left his home in Wilmette, to become a naval flier, he knew just how much he would miss the old gang-- the old high-school crowd and the teachers and the parents, too-- and how difficult it would be to keep in touch with all of them.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: LATE TIPS ON Wartime Living

Page: 8

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LATE TIPS ON Wartime Living

If you're going to need extra sugar for canning before March 1, hang onto War Ration Book 1. To get the permitted 15 pounds you must show the ration board you've not already had your additional share-- a fact which would be stamped on the cover of Ration Book 1.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: BEST WAYS TO GROW ONIONS

Pages: 11, 98, 99

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BEST WAYS TO GROW ONIONS

ALONG with tomatoes, onions are the number-one crop of novice gardeners. Even those who don't like onions somehow always go out of their seed stores in spring with a bag of sets for their foods garden.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: HOW TO Paint A Den

Pages: 12, 74, 75

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HOW TO Paint A Den

IT WAS the dancing rosebuds in my den that made me resolve to paint. The wallpaper was devoted to rows of tiny pink buds, very prim and pretty most of the time. But when I sat on the hassock-- all the chairs being occupied by other members of the family-- and watched the activities that swirled about me, the rosebud rows began to weave and sway and the first thing I knew they were galloping around so fast I couldn't concentrate on arranging my fishing tackle.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: From

Pages: 15, 16, 17

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From "Just House" Into Home

IT WAS a dream of a little house from the outside looking in, and the sign said "FOR SALE, COMPLETELY FURNISHED." To busy young career-woman Natalie Visart, studio costume designer, that seemed to foot all her needs... nothing to do but see it thru and move in.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Garden on Paper First

Pages: 18, 19, 97

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Garden on Paper First

TO William Allen White's list of things no man can do to suit another-- run a newspaper, make love, and fire a furnace-- America last year added a fourth: make a garden.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: CAN OUR SCHOOLS TEACH THE G. I. WAY?

Pages: 20, 21, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58

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CAN OUR SCHOOLS TEACH THE G. I. WAY?

FERNANDEZ was no quiz kid. He was a shy little Mexican from one of the big sheep ranches of the Southwest. And when the Army picked him up at 18 and sent him up to Fort Riley, Kansas, for his basic training, he lay awake talking to his sheep and crying with homesickness. He couldn't write home. And when anyone sent him a letter, he couldn't read it either.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Grow Roses All Ways

Pages: 22, 23, 24

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Grow Roses All Ways

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: As Elastic as a Rubber Band

Page: 25

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As Elastic as a Rubber Band

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Upholster It Yourself

Pages: 26, 27

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Upholster It Yourself

SLIP-COVERS have brought fresh loveliness to so many of our furniture pieces that we're likely to forget there's an even simpler way of dressing them up. Take that chair, stool, or settee of yours with its yard or two of shabby upholstery fabric. Sturdy new material, a hammer, nails, glue, braid, and a few hours' work will have it back in place handsomer than new.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Raise Desserts on Your Own Bushes

Pages: 28, 29

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Raise Desserts on Your Own Bushes

YOU CAN GROW blackberries in any one of our 48 states. Where winters don't get colder than zero, you can also grow several close kin of theirs-- boysenberries, nectarberries, dewberries, and youngberries-- with trailing, grape-like vines. With winter covering you can grow these more tender vines as far north as the Missouri-Iowa line and still farther north along both coasts.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: New Faces for Old Walls

Pages: 30, 31

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New Faces for Old Walls

"FIX IT UP and keep it going" is the wartime watchword for your home, until the War Savings Bonds you buy now help you build or rebuild the way you want to.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM Rheumatic Fever

Pages: 32, 82, 83, 84, 85

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PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM Rheumatic Fever

IF SOMEONE asked you which childhood disease does the most damage, what would you say?

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Long Life for Your Cleaner

Pages: 38, 39

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Long Life for Your Cleaner

YOU'RE jolly well right you want that vacuum cleaner of yours purring smoothly and cleaning expertly for the duration-- or longer. You'd be out on a mighty inconvenient limb if its belt or brush, its bag cord, or plug gave way or turned sulky smack in the midst of early-spring housecleaning-- or any old time, for that matter.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: WHEN TOUR BABY CRIES

Page: 40

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WHEN TOUR BABY CRIES

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Young Mothers' Exchange

Page: 42

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Young Mothers' Exchange

It's a deal, Mrs. Branson, and here in the same mail are two good replies. Says Mrs. J. Hugh Davis of Winston-Salem, N. C., "Pin the blankets to the shoulders of Baby's pajamas, and when she wiggles, the blankets will follow right along." While this is the solution of Mrs.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: APRON BAR

Page: 50

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APRON BAR

FLAUNT pinafore furbelows for sky-high morale... look pretty on that home-front job... whisk into your perkiest apron and you're all set to go! Family gets a whee out of seeing you so gay and fashion-wise. And you can design a winner yourself.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Meet a $5 Dumpling!

Page: 52

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Meet a $5 Dumpling!

ALL puffed up with pride and golden goodness is your Cooks' Contest Winner this month, bobbing about in its tomato-red sea. Sounds exciting? It's de-luscious! It's tops in our contest for Dumplings and Noodles and Winter Salads, held last July. The name is Corn Meal Dumplings.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: You Being Smart?

Page: 57

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You Being Smart?

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: This Piece of Paper Is Precious!

Page: 58

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This Piece of Paper Is Precious!

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Put It Up Anywhere

Page: 58

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Put It Up Anywhere

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: 40 Years Off Our Dining-Room

Page: 62

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40 Years Off Our Dining-Room

OUR dining-room was a middle-aged has-been. It was dark, stuffy, and most awfully bored with itself. Today it's fresh and gay-- the sort of room that helps even rationed meals taste wonderful!

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: ... Remodel a Clothes Closet

Page: 65

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... Remodel a Clothes Closet

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Pages: 66, 67

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The Man Next Door

Some of the Yanks who used to dream about lolling on a Pacific isle would swap it for a good old-fashioned American snowstorm this winter, snow shovel and all, and offer to do the dishes in the bargain.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article:

Pages: 68, 71

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"Stay-at-Home" House

WE'RE just about average sized as American families go-- two grown-ups, and a high-school age daughter and son. We're average, too, in the pleasure we get out of our home. You'll find us on the highest corner lot in Dellwood Park, a recent residential development in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Food for Four Family

Page: 71

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Food for Four Family

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: We Took Our Old Bed Down a Notch!

Page: 71

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We Took Our Old Bed Down a Notch!

GLANCE at the pictures and you'll get the idea. There was far too much head and foot, but one less board at each end promised to do the trick. The four posts were grooved on their insides, the head and foot boards tongued to fit. To separate them without danger of splitting the wood, I took a short heavy piece of pine, placed a pad of soft cloth on the posts, and knocked them free of the end boards with a hammer.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article:

Page: 72

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"We Eat in the Kitchen and Love It!"

"GIVE us half an excuse and here's where we'll eat!" grinned Edward G. Robinson (of the movies), whose sentiment was seconded by Mrs. Robinson.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: A Blessing in Disguise...

Pages: 76, 79

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A Blessing in Disguise...

FIVE years ago in Moline, Illinois, it was almost impossible to rent a house or apartment. We didn't want to buy a house then, but we had no choice. Our money wouldn't buy a new home, so we decided on a seventy-five-year-old house that could be remodeled as our savings would permit.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Back Talk FROM the

Pages: 78, 79

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Back Talk FROM the "Help-Less"

REMEMBER that article in the October Better Homes & Gardens called "Help for the Help-Less," in which Esther Casey gave her Sis a pep talk on how to live happily without a maid?

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Try Poppies From Iceland

Page: 80

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Try Poppies From Iceland

PRETTIEST and sweetest of all poppies, according to most gardeners, are the Icelands. Their crinkly, silky flower cups of yellow, pink, white, and red, give a splash of sunshine to any garden.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: The FIRE CHIEF Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Pages: 86, 95, 96

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The FIRE CHIEF Doesn't Live Here Anymore

HERE'S a room to live in and love. Once an old Wilmette, Illinois, firehouse, it's now the combination kitchen-dining-living-room of the Harry M. Haarmanns. It has more homey atmosphere and personality per square inch than any room I have seen. Much of its charm lies in the extensive and clever use of the old plant stand-bys any one can grow: large, small, and variegated philodendron, grape ivy, peperomia, dracaena, and Hahn's ivy

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: WHY AND HOW TO MAKE Your Will

Pages: 89, 100, 101, 102, 103

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WHY AND HOW TO MAKE Your Will

IN THE Name of God, Amen. I, John Doe, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish, and declare this to be my Last...

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener REG, U. S. PAT. OFF

Pages: 90, 91, 92, 93

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THE DIARY of a Plain Dirt Gardener REG, U. S. PAT. OFF

Feb. 1 "Good evenin', folks. I'm glad to see so many of you out tonight. Ahead of us is another year of serious garden work. We must grow every-smidgen of food possible. The whole world needs it.

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Better Homes & Gardens February 1944 Magazine Article: Index for Your Better Homes & Gardens

Page: 93

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Index for Your Better Homes & Gardens

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