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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Among Ourselves

Page: 7

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Among Ourselves

Louisiana-born Hodding Carter has a long memory. When he was only 8, he came upon the hanging body of a lynch victim. The image has never left him. It explains in part his lifelong fight against prejudice and hate.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: We're sorry

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We're sorry

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: It's NEWS to Me!

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It's NEWS to Me!

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Correction

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Correction

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: It's NEWS to Me!

Page: 10

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It's NEWS to Me!

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: A BARN

Pages: 12, 163

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A BARN

WHAT child truly tastes delight until he has played sometime in a barn? It should, if possible, be an old barn-- red, and a trifle ramshackle, with doors that creak on their hinges, and about it the mellow and eerie quiet that comes with age.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: This Christmas give your child the Bible Martha Washington gave her daughter

Page: 13

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This Christmas give your child the Bible Martha Washington gave her daughter

IN 1799, when Martha Washington gave her beautiful and beloved Oxford Bible to her adopted daughter, Eleanor Custis, the Oxford gift tradition was already old.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Make lamps from antiques

Pages: 14, 15

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Make lamps from antiques

KEROSENE lamps, old brown jugs, modern vases-- practically any of them can be converted for electricity. But choose them carefully. They don't all make good-looking modern lamps.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: If we had it to do over again

Pages: 16, 184, 185

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If we had it to do over again

I SUPPOSE nobody ever finishes building or remodeling without thinking what he would do if he had it to do over again. There are bound to be oversights and mistakes in judgment that only living in a house will bring to light.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Finishing touches for your workbench

Page: 18

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Finishing touches for your workbench

LAST month (page 16) I showed you how to build a workbench. You can use it, but it isn't complete without a drawer and a couple of vises.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Advance Showing Convertible furniture

Pages: 21, 22

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Advance Showing Convertible furniture

SO WELL proportioned arc these new designs in convertible furniture that during the daytime there's no hint of their nighttime use. Their construction has none of the high-backed clumsiness that has sometimes marked furniture of this kind.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Marcia meets the baby

Pages: 31, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257

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Marcia meets the baby

WHEN we knew that our second baby was on the way, my husband and I debated as to what, when, and how much to tell Marcia. Marcia was 3. She loved babies and had frequently wished that we might have one. We wanted her to welcome a new baby brother or sister, not just to accept it, and, above all, not to be jealous of it.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: The 100% American way to die

Pages: 32, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 231

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The 100% American way to die

IF I can hold out until I'm 45, I'll then have a 50-50 chance, statistically, of dying of heart disease. You, too, have that chance. No other country or civilization but ours offers you that opportunity. No other can make you that guarantee.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: New way to cut building costs

Pages: 35, 114

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New way to cut building costs

IF CARPENTERS could lay aside their saws... If building materials could be delivered pre-cut to fit, so that the workmen could just pick them up and nail them into place ...

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: A Five Star home is born

Pages: 42, 43, 44

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A Five Star home is born

FOR nearly two years, Better Homes & Gardens has been showing trends in postwar home design with meticulously built scale models of Five Star homes, 1/24 actual size.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: How to stop the hate mongers in your home town

Pages: 45, 180, 182

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How to stop the hate mongers in your home town

IN ALL probability, some who read this article will write letters to me. A shockingly large minority of them will be violently abusive. They will come from the hate mongers, amateur and professional, who make no bones about their prejudices.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: One story-but three bedrooms

Pages: 46, 47, 127, 128, 148

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One story-but three bedrooms

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: How to make a cup of good coffee

Pages: 66, 67

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How to make a cup of good coffee

VACUUM COFFEE: For full-flavored brew, use 2 level measuring tablespoons coffee to ¾ standard measuring cup fresh, cold water. If you prefer your coffee not so strong, use 2 tablespoons to 1 cup. When water boils in lower bowl, reduce heat. Insert upper bowl to make a tight seal. When water has risen into upper bowl (some will remain in lower bowl) stir thoroly.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: How I hated housework!

Pages: 67, 132

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How I hated housework!

I assumed an inquiring mind about it, approached it as an experimenter and explorer. I developed cooking as a hobby, collected recipes for the sheer fun of it, tried at least one new one every week, dressed up old recipes with new herbs and flavors.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: This-n-that about sausage

Page: 70

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This-n-that about sausage

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: We're all for modern houses!

Pages: 74, 222

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We're all for modern houses!

Some day we hope to build a modern house. I'm tired of living in someone else's mistakes.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: How to pick out a book for a child

Pages: 86, 88, 90

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How to pick out a book for a child

FOR the first time in many years you can literally let yourself go and buy books for the children's Christmas without "let or hindrance." In fact the only difficulty is going to lie in the choice, because truly the display is lavish and bewildering.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Smart Cook!

Page: 94

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Smart Cook!

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: They'll never get new eyes

Pages: 103, 104

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They'll never get new eyes

ORIGINALLY our eyes were made for seeing large objects, in outdoor light, for short hours. Now we overload them with close work, long hours, and only one one-thousandth as much light.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article:

Page: 104

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"Far Away Island"

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Cash offer for easy cooking

Page: 106

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Cash offer for easy cooking

OUR June recipe contest starts now, ends November 30. You are eligible to enter if you have a good speedy way with a package mix or refrigerator cooky recipe. We're offering $70; $10 as first prize to Cook-of-the-Month, $3 to each of the Honor Roll contenders.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: how-to helps

Page: 109

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how-to helps

Nothing more self- (and budget-) satisfying than to give your family and friends gifts you've made yourself. For the children there are gay fish beanbags and a bright, laughing felt doll dwarf; for you, your daughter, and your friends: a high-fashioned, scalloped belt, a handy, colorful knitting bag, and a dainty, beautiful tea apron.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: He grows them--then he draws them

Pages: 113, 211

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He grows them--then he draws them

THIRTEEN years ago artist Bill Miller of Chicago read an article on iris in Better Homes & Gardens.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: How to fix doors and drawers

Pages: 118, 121, 122

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How to fix doors and drawers

BEFORE you start setting screws and planing boards, use a level to check one often overlooked cause for misfit doors and drawers: the set of your case. If your floors aren't level or the case itself isn't plumb, start treatment right here.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: What I must do is all that concerns me, and not what the people think...

Page: 122

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What I must do is all that concerns me, and not what the people think...

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Furniture's 2-ring roundup

Pages: 125, 142, 143, 144, 147, 164

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Furniture's 2-ring roundup

TWICE each year 35,000 buyers from stores all over the country swarm down upon Chicago to see the world's largest furniture show. They mill thru 12½ miles of corridors, hail old friends, talk shop, inspect the newest furniture and latest fabrics in 11,000 showrooms. At the end of the week they drag wearily home with orders for the furniture America sees in its local stores a few months later.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Gardened for growing boys

Page: 131

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Gardened for growing boys

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Migraine--it's all in your head

Pages: 134, 194, 195

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Migraine--it's all in your head

THE attendant carefully replaced the gas tank cap, dusted desert sand from the back window, wiped his hands on an oily rag and repeated, "Yes, I'm a Harvard law graduate. Could be making a lot of dough in New York. But I just couldn't take it."

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Your dog experts you to use your head

Pages: 151, 152, 153, 154

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Your dog experts you to use your head

A NEW YORK CITY apartment dweller, Mr. F.A.M., protests against our advocating ample exercise for all dogs. Says Mr. M.: "Listen-- you are always going on about the wonderful value of exercise, sun, and fresh air. But I live on the fourth floor, and it's one tough job to run up and down stairs and then walk my English Setter for blocks so that he'll get fresh air and exercise.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Structural Glass

Pages: 155, 156, 159, 161, 162

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Structural Glass

AS BUILDING materials go, structural glass is still a babe-in-arms. You probably remember the first time you saw it, giving a modernistic touch to a new theater or night club.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: HOBBIES

Page: 162

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HOBBIES

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Lots of living in a small home

Page: 166

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Lots of living in a small home

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: These plants spin webs

Page: 170

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These plants spin webs

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Let the toy fit the child

Pages: 172, 173, 174, 250, 251

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Let the toy fit the child

TO GET an expert's opinion on the toys children like, I asked a man who sells them. Handling toys the year round, he knows from experience what toy shoppers buy, and whether their purchases are suitable. He told me that parents and relatives, as a rule, overestimate a child's ability by about two years-- sometimes much more.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Teaching the small child table manners

Pages: 176, 178, 180

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Teaching the small child table manners

TIME spent in teaching good table manners will seem unimportant in comparison with the returns-- happy mealtimes, improved eating habits, and lessened work. Early lessons should be given preferably by one person only and where there are no distractions such as visitors or a playful puppy.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: GROWING PAINS

Pages: 196, 219

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GROWING PAINS

One day, as my father was writing a letter to his sister, I stood behind him with my head on his shoulder absorbing the interesting news that flowed magically from his pen.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: How to get along with less heat

Page: 198

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How to get along with less heat

AMERICA'S fuel shortage is critical this winter, almost as critical as it was during the war years. Lack of pipe lines for crude oil and a general shortage of transportation facilities have made distribution spotty. The stock pile of coal in the hands of some retailers is far below normal.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: America's No. 1 Suburbanite

Pages: 200, 201, 202, 203, 205

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America's No. 1 Suburbanite

GLUYAS WILLIAMS, the cartoonist-laureate of suburban life, has been quietly taking the hides off his fellow citizens for more than 30 years. He gets away with it because he is a 33rd degree suburbanite himself-- a "typical" resident of a fairly typical American suburb-- Newton, Massachusetts.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Let 'em sue!

Pages: 206, 207

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Let 'em sue!

IT WAS an unfortunate experience for the Arnolds who might just as well have been your own family. Two months ago their neighbor, Amy L., had offered to stay with Johnny, age 8, while the Arnolds went to a dinner party.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Are we the world's most generous people?

Pages: 208, 241, 242, 243

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Are we the world's most generous people?

THE former sergeant and his guest sat before the open grate in the sergeant's living room and talked of the things they had seen and done over there.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Remodeling can be a pleasure

Pages: 212, 252

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Remodeling can be a pleasure

WE HAD watched many of our friends pour money into their old homes. When we saw the patched-up results they achieved, because they didn't have the advice of an expert, we felt they had thrown their money away.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Cornstalk Fence

Page: 214

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Cornstalk Fence

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Glass Brick Greenhouse

Page: 215

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Glass Brick Greenhouse

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Short cuts to Easier washing, speedier ironing

Pages: 217, 218

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Short cuts to Easier washing, speedier ironing

Seersucker tablecloths cut down on ironing. Bound in contrasting bias tape, they are very attractive.-- Miss Arlone Cochrun, Newton, Kansas.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: NOVEMBER GARDEN GUIDE

Page: 232

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NOVEMBER GARDEN GUIDE

NOVEMBER is a beautiful month-- colorful dahlias and chrysanthemums add their color to the brilliance of autumn leaves. Frost marches farther south and by the end of the month will have reached deep into the South. In the North, it's time to think about winter covering for your garden (see pages 52-53).

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: GARDEN CLINIC

Pages: 233, 234, 249

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GARDEN CLINIC

Everbearing strawberries are far from new, but judging from the astonishment of my neighbors at the idea of strawberries from the garden in October, I judge their culture is somewhat of a lost art.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: For bigger, better roses next year

Page: 235

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For bigger, better roses next year

1 Obtain plants as early as possible. Roses planted in the fall form calluses over cuts on their roots and can continue to produce new roots until the soil freezes, so are ready to grow weeks before spring-planted roses.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: You, too, can beautify your city

Pages: 236, 237

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You, too, can beautify your city

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: THE DIARY OF A Plain Dirt Gardener

Pages: 238, 239, 240

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THE DIARY OF A Plain Dirt Gardener

Nov. 1 Maggie has been orating about leaves on the grass and a place is needed where they can be stored to rot down to useful compost humus. And humus is what the soil doctor would have ordered for my garden-- if I had asked him.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Christmas gifts you can make

Pages: 244, 245, 246, 247

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Christmas gifts you can make

HEAR YE! Hear ye! Christmas sewers, come one and all! Semimade gifts for you to finish; easy-to-follow patterns; and ideas that need no patterns-- we have all three! Our clown beckons you to yuletide fun-- making easy gifts that bear your own personal touch and delight the receiver. The clown, upper right, is an example of what you can do in two hours-- he comes all cut out ready to sew and stuff.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Thru the Shops

Pages: 258, 259

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Thru the Shops

Pass-around tray of light-colored birch has removable dividers just the right size to hold 12 glasses and keep them from sliding. The wood is beautifully polished with a transparent lacquer and wax to protect it. It's a tray you won't want to hide away between usings.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: Thru the Shops

Pages: 260, 261

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Thru the Shops

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1947 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 266

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

My neighbor in the semi-disguised duplex admits (with a touch of embarrassment) that after a strenuous Saturday night he often finds a trip to church more refreshing than an extra two hours of sleep.

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