We Remodeled With BookshelvesRead Article
New Under the Sun
DDT and rotenone dusts answer the prayers of strawberry pickers and cooks tired of having their hands gummed by the sticky froth the spittle insect leaves on strawberries. Cornell's Dr. F. G. Mundinger finds 5 percent DDT or 0.5 percent rotenone highly effective against the insect, which sucks juice out of the berries, making the fruit seedy and distorted. The froth does no damage, but is a nuisance to pickers and picker-overs.Read Article
Should the Home-Starved Vet Be Forced to Build? WE SAY NO!
UNPLEASANT tho it is, this must be said. The present housing program is not building homes for veterans.Read Article
SHOULD OUR SCHOOLS TEACH Sex?
MODERN young people must make a greater number of moral decisions before 20 than their grandparents made in a lifetime. Grandparents grew up surrounded by a closely knit and vigilant local group.Read Article
Your Dog Editor Doubles for Mr. Anthony
LOOKING at it from any angle, the job of editing a dog department is a barrel of fun. The letters we receive from dog fans and dog lovers are an endless chain of exciting tales of dog troubles and joys we would never hear from any other source.Read Article
What? You're Scared of Architects?
SOME people approach an architect with fear and trepidation. Probably they've never consulted one before; they don't know what to expect. So let's get one absurd idea out of the way once and for all. Architects are not queer birds. They're neither recluses nor wizards.Read Article
Modern Design in Upholstered FurnitureRead Article
THE DIARY OF A Plain Dirt Gardener
Nov. 1 So many chores to do that met my eye as I sallied forth this fine evening. I waded in, going from one to another.Read Article
Rain: The Roots of Tour House Don't Need It!Read Article
Tips to Take Yon Southwest
ON YOUR own, you'll find highways in the Southwest are good for the most part, if you keep to well-traveled roads. Prepare yourself for the jolt that comes when a first-timer is exposed to the vastness of the country, the endless, uninhabited miles, the sparseness of even little villages and trading posts.Read Article
WHAT'S AHEAD IN Building Costs?
LET'S assume you want to build a new house. Your plans are drawn, your lot is selected, the down payment is burning a hole in your jeans. You and your wife have haggled over an entrance hall until you're weary of the subject. You'd sign the contract tomorrow if it weren't for government restrictions.Read Article
Be Bold With Color!
TODAY'S trend is to colors that are clear, rich, definite. Yesterday's mousey taupes are gone.Read Article
DURING the last 10 years there has been a strong trend toward white for walls and woodwork. Here we show you rooms in which shades of white have been used effectively to set off other colors. You'll notice that white can range anywhere from dead, blued white to a rich, delicate cream, depending on the tinting.Read Article
Recipes for Winter Sun
NOW that the frost is on the pumpkin and winter clothes on their way out of storage, vacation thoughts turn wistfully to relief from bundling up and adjusting the thermostat. If your plans also call for a place where the only stress is stress on easy, gracious living, where the scenery must be seen to be disbelieved, then the Southwest Sun Country is your dish of chili.Read Article
If You're Babes in the Woods . . .Read Article
Home That the Boom Designed
THE best way to save money when building a house is to cut construction costs. No, don't buy cheap lumber and cheap piping; that saves you nothing. But you can buy an economical plan, which equals a saving in construction.Read Article
Is Your Driveway a!Read Article
We Plan a Room
JUST because you love the fresh, authentic architecture of a Cape Cod home is no reason you must fill it with antiques or reproductions of them. (To be really true to the period, you'd have to sit on hardwood benches and read by whale-oil lamps.)Read Article
Head-High BloomRead Article
THIS WAS A SCHOOLHOUSERead Article
Hopeless? Look Again!Read Article
THIS WAS A CHICKEN HOUSERead Article
THIS WAS A BARNRead Article
THIS WAS A GARAGERead Article
THIS WAS AN ABANDONED HOUSERead Article
No More Cold Nights!
Above all, warmth. If a blanket is warm, 9 chances in 10 it also has the other features you want: comfort, beauty, and long wear. To be sure you get these, buy from a reliable manufacturer and store.Read Article
Here Are Today's Gas Ranges
Automatic lighting for the burners on the top is a feature of most gas ranges. You simply turn the valve, and the flame is ready for cooking.Read Article
Know Your Raisins?Read Article
New Contest for Your Prize Recipes!
YOUR best Berry Desserts and Meaty Main-Course Salads are what we want! Send us your version of old stand-bys or any new ideas.Read Article
A Sketch in Time
THE cement man came in to use the phone. He stopped in the middle of the kitchen and burst out laughing. "So that's how you know to the inch how you want things built," he chuckled. "Some system!"Read Article
Remodeled With Their New-Home IdeasRead Article
Scrub, Tub, and Boil
WE MODERN parents are becoming more and more conscious of the importance of preventive medicine. We read a lot about the protection afforded our children by the immunizing shots for whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus. Vaccination against smallpox has proved its value.Read Article
How You Can Make Blankets Last Longer
Even the way you place your blanket on your bed is important to its long life.Read Article
The Room That's Three-in-OneRead Article
Where to Get It
On the Cover. Coffee table: Widdicomb Furniture Co.; Sofa: Mueller Furniture Co.; Sofa fabric: Goodall Co.; Pillow fabric: La France Ind., Inc.; Wallpaper: Katzenbach and Warren, Inc.; Rug: Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Co; Accessories: Michaelian & Kohlberg, Inc.Read Article
Ever Know a Pastry Brash Speeds So Many Jobs?Read Article
Nancy's Hands Were Always Dirty
NANCY was pushing 3-- eager, independent, already showing a talent for managing buttons and shoelaces. There was nothing wrong with Nancy. She would cope with almost anything--except the bathroom. Her hands were always dirty. Sometimes I'd even find her damp ...the trouble must lie with the bathroom.Read Article
She Made These Rugs HerselfRead Article
If Stevie Won't Eat
SO MANY of your letters have to do with mealtime problems. This seems strange, doesn't it, when the impulse to eat should be as natural as breathing? I sometimes think we vitamin-taught mothers are a little too grim about feeding our children. Perhaps if Mother would relax a little and realize that Stevie will eat the right amount for good nutrition of his own accord, some of these hectic crises would disappear.Read Article
"It's So Peaceful and Quiet--"
THERE isn't anything like living in the country. There shouldn't be. Born and reared in large cities, my husband and I didn't know the "quiet joy of a place in the country" until we settled in Kitsap County, Washington, some 13 miles north of Bremerton.Read Article
Husbands in Aprons Be Firm!
WHY should the well-dressed man-of-the-house be garbed in a ruffled apron?Read Article
To Grandfather's House We Go
IN SO many families, this Thanksgiving and this Christmas will be the first real opportunity for a complete family reunion, from the returned hero right down to the youngest. The more reason to overcome any qualms you may have about starting out on an automobile trip with small children.Read Article
All Set to GrowRead Article
How We Tamed the Budget Bugbear
THE advent of a budget in our family was a calamity; or so it seemed. No longer was ours the happy little group that had existed when we were spending more or less haphazardly. To any fun that entailed unplanned spending the answer had to be "No." Since I had drawn up the budget, I was always the sourpuss who turned thumbs down, and I didn't like it.Read Article
We Have a System for House-HuntingRead Article
Things to Do This Month
Lettuce can be sown now. Bibb is our best home-garden variety. Spinach seeds can be sown in short rows every third week. Seeds can be soaked overnight in water for quick germination.Read Article
November Garden Guide
YOU can still plant shrubs and perennials. In cold regions, newly set plants will need to be mulched with peatmoss, leaves, straw, or a similar covering. For the northern half of the country, dividing perennials-- except to split a big clump in half-- should be delayed until spring. Plants split into small pieces need time to grow a big root system before the ground freezes. It is seldom wise to divide coreopsis, gaillardias, veronicas, or anemones this late. If they must be moved now, you can replant them in large clumps, then divide them next spring.Read Article
Bulbs of these three plants can be planted as long as you can work the ground. Ring-type bulb setters are excellent in sandy soils. Trowels work well anywhere. You need take out only a round core of soil big enough for the bulb.Read Article
Roses Planted in November
YOU can always start an argument over planting roses-- whether to plant them in the fall or in the spring. Roses set out in either season thrive. So, the answers you get depend largely on personal preferences.Read Article
Should I Mulch My Plants This Winter?
W. D. Holley says: "Yes, anywhere that peaches and forsythia don't bloom every year, cover all perennials. This is the region where you can never be sure that there will be a good snow blanket covering your plants all winter. Mulches prevent extremes in temperature. Where snow comes early, stays late, mulches have little value. There isn't a better covering than snow."Read Article
Indian SummerRead Article
What Makes Some Red and Others Yellow?
JACK FROST doesn't cause the brilliant autumn colors on your trees and shrubs. Leaves change color in the fall because days become shorter than they were during the summer. Frosts can injure the leaves and ruin the chance of a colorful fall.Read Article
The Merry Go-Round
ONCE, long ago, a little boy named Daniel went for a trip into the big He did not go alone; his father walked with him, carrying a huge on his arm. In those days, it was not safe to travel unprotected, because unfriendly were lurking about in the shadows of the tall In the branches overhead, there were many wild and Daniel's father shot several, which they carried home with them.Read Article
Just One Big Happy Family
SO FAR as I can see, everybody seems to have overlooked the bright side of the housing shortage.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Here's a simple way to test yourself as a good neighbor: Does your dismay when your neighbor's kids mess up your yard exceed your sense of guilt when yours make a shambles of your neighbor's yard?Read Article