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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Now Yon Can Build a Home

Pages: 4, 213

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Now Yon Can Build a Home

CHANGES in the rules governing home-building came as good news to hundreds of Better Honmes & Gardens families. These changes, in the direction advocated by this magazine in November, mean that 1947 may be the year when you will attain the new home you have long been awaiting-- a decent home, built of good materials, with room enough to turn around in.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Among Ourselves

Pages: 6, 204, 205

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Among Ourselves

Some of the names you see most frequently in Better Homes & Gardens don't belong to staff members. They identify a small group of highly talented individuals known as "writer-scouts."

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: How We're Getting Along

Page: 8

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How We're Getting Along

WASHINGTON-- Mr. B's government agency grinds out reports on the state of the national economy. But this 40- year-old federal worker who makes $50 a week doesn't need one of them to tell how he's faring in the postwar world.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Mr. X barely manages to make ends meet on $45,000 a year

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Mr. X barely manages to make ends meet on $45,000 a year

SAN FRANCISCO-- Mr. X's income in 1946 was $45,000. But, says he, "I am now living more frugally than at any time since I was married. In terms of purchasing power my net is not even close to what I was making 15 years ago."

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Do We Have to Have War to Work Together?

Page: 10

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Do We Have to Have War to Work Together?

As 1947 unfolds, the average man in each victor nation finds himself wondering what victory accomplished. An end of the fighting, yes-- something for which we must never cease to be thankful. Let us never forget that today's confusion is the aftermath of slaughter, that famine, economic upheaval, political uncertainty would have been worse for each month war might have continued.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Roll Out the Barrels!

Pages: 13, 154

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Roll Out the Barrels!

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Radiant Heat vs. Rhode Island Winters

Pages: 18, 181

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Radiant Heat vs. Rhode Island Winters

AFTER living in comfort thru five of New England's rugged winters with radiant heat, Antonio Cirino is ready to go out stump speaking in its behalf.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: New Under the Sun

Page: 22

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New Under the Sun

The new insect killer, 666, is particularly effective against spinach aphids, insects often uninjured by the common insecticides because they remain hidden on the under sides of leaves. 666, known to chemists as hexachlorocyclohexane, vaporizes readily, releasing fumes that kill those insects not hit by the dust itself, according to Entomologists Dwight Iseley and F. D. Miner, of Arkansas.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Styled for Small Quarters

Page: 24

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Styled for Small Quarters

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Garden Clinic

Page: 27

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Garden Clinic

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: I Have a Perfect Husband!

Pages: 28, 31

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I Have a Perfect Husband!

IT SEEMS strange to me that women are blamed for so many failures in marriage. After all, it's a partnership in which both persons promise to love, to honor, and to cherish or obey. Let more husbands live up fully to those promises and more wives will stay put.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: What America Needs Is A Good Hot Bath

Pages: 33, 214, 215, 216

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What America Needs Is A Good Hot Bath

THE war years were an excuse. There was no time then. There were no machines for grading, no men to heal the torn earth with shrubs and trees. But there are men now, two million unemployed, men with few industrial skills, but quite able to scrub America behind the ears.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: They Found Acres of ROOM ON A CITY LOT

Pages: 34, 35, 36, 138

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They Found Acres of ROOM ON A CITY LOT

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Solar House FOR A SMALL LOT

Pages: 37, 158, 159

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Solar House FOR A SMALL LOT

"BUT YOU can't build a solar house on a small city lot!" Architect David Barrow heard this objectionmany times.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Nature Helps You Decorate It

Pages: 38, 39

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Nature Helps You Decorate It

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Home, Home Off the Range

Pages: 40, 41, 178, 179

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Home, Home Off the Range

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: HERE'S HOW TO Match Your Flowers With Your Want List

Pages: 42, 43

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HERE'S HOW TO Match Your Flowers With Your Want List

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: The House That Terry Built

Pages: 44, 45, 88, 89

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The House That Terry Built

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: ABC'S of Table Furnishings

Pages: 46, 47

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ABC'S of Table Furnishings

MODERN furnishings aren't just a passing fad. They're planned to meet the needs of today's simple, easy living. Some, like the ones we have pictured here, are so well designed that we think they'll earn a place in the ranks of all-time table favorites.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Furnished After 5 p. m.

Pages: 48, 49, 144, 145

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Furnished After 5 p. m.

AS SOON as the last patron has left her fashionable shop in Elmhurst, Illinois, Jean Keithly hurries home to work on her little red, white, and green house.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Their Home-Town Headaches Are the Same as Yours!

Pages: 50, 51, 170, 171, 172, 173

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Their Home-Town Headaches Are the Same as Yours!

SKEET BRANDON'S new Plymouth will do 90 on a frisky spring day. But it takes him longer to drive to work in his home town, Newcastle, Indiana, than it used to take his grandfather to cover the same distance behind Gus, a horse who would just as soon have stayed home.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: When Yon Build--Take a Peek Into Windows

Pages: 52, 53, 163, 164

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When Yon Build--Take a Peek Into Windows

"WINDOWS are holes in the wall expected to perform contradictory functions-- which is why people have so much trouble with them.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: IS THERE A Prefab In Your Future?

Pages: 54, 55, 217

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IS THERE A Prefab In Your Future?

SOMEDAY, in the not-too-distant future, you'll be able to order your new home from a catalog, just like a rose bush. That's assuming, of course, that your budget doesn't permit you the luxury of a customtailored house, carefully fitted to your exact ideas.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Adaptamania

Page: 56

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Adaptamania

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: The Cleaning Closet

Page: 64

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The Cleaning Closet

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Cleaning Made Easier

Page: 65

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Cleaning Made Easier

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: The Cleaning Basket

Page: 65

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The Cleaning Basket

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Smart Service for Cheese

Page: 66

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Smart Service for Cheese

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Prizes and Publicity for Cooky and Fruit Recipes

Pages: 67, 126, 127

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Prizes and Publicity for Cooky and Fruit Recipes

NEW recipe contest open now awards $70 to you for Delicious Drop Cookies or October Apples and Pears. Top prize of $10 and six certified copies of her recipe go to Dish-of-the-Month cook, plus star billing in our October Cooks' Round Table.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Accessories to an EGG

Pages: 70, 71

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Accessories to an EGG

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Room for Two Little Girls

Page: 72

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Room for Two Little Girls

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Are You a Fair-Weather Mother?

Page: 76

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Are You a Fair-Weather Mother?

ARE you the kind of mother who says "no" when a gang of snow- covered, or wet, muddy children, your own heading the lot, asks to come in and play?

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Kitchen Jobs Are Easy With Brushes

Pages: 79, 81

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Kitchen Jobs Are Easy With Brushes

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Quiz in Black

Page: 87

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Quiz in Black

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Meet the Primroses

Page: 94

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Meet the Primroses

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: San Diego's Civilian Again

Pages: 96, 97, 98

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San Diego's Civilian Again

TAKE everybody's ideas about southern Southern California vacations, mix lightly, and it comes out San Diego.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Young Mothers' Exchange

Pages: 100, 101

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Young Mothers' Exchange

YOUNG Mothers' Exchange is preening itself these days over the international flavor it is acquiring. Readers in Canada, British Guiana, Ecuador, Australia, and our own Alaska and Hawaii have written in recently, and they're all so interesting.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: We Have a New Kitchen--I

Pages: 102, 103

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We Have a New Kitchen--I

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: We Have a New Kitchen-II

Page: 104

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We Have a New Kitchen-II

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: We Have a New Kitchen-III

Page: 106

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We Have a New Kitchen-III

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: GROWING PAINS

Pages: 109, 111

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GROWING PAINS

Like most 12-year-olds, I talked too much. One day at boys' camp I sat, uninvited, by the side of a much admired young man counselor. We were perched on a boulder overlooking a swift mountain river. He was engrossed in sandpapering a lemonwood bow, as I pestered him with countless questions and opinions.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Closets Quelled Our Quarrels

Pages: 121, 122

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Closets Quelled Our Quarrels

IT HAPPENED one morning a year ago. Sue, then 16, and Betty, 7, had quarreled until we were all glad when breakfast was over. They had been having arguments for a long time. Too much difference in ages and interests. I knew, was the cause.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Clutter Catchers

Page: 123

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Clutter Catchers

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: A Little Bit Elegant A Little Bit Homey

Pages: 124, 125

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A Little Bit Elegant A Little Bit Homey

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: And They Call It Progress . . .

Page: 128

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And They Call It Progress . . .

An anonymous public benefactor has perfected an all-plastic flyswatter that exudes a delightful perfume as it is brandished thru the air.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Outgrown Curtains?

Pages: 129, 130

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Outgrown Curtains?

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: How to Keep a Dog Well

Pages: 132, 134, 135

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How to Keep a Dog Well

IF YOU'RE anxious to keep your dog healthy, we sound a warning against the well-meaning friend with "helpful" advice.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: This is ADAM

Page: 136

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This is ADAM

UNTIL the four Adam brothers arrived on the furniture scene (about 1758), designers were having a heyday with curved shapes and elaborate carving. By contrast, the straight, severe lines and classical oval shapes of Adam designs were so drastically simple that they almost became the modern of their day.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: They Mix Equal Parts of Antiques and Flowers

Pages: 141, 142

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They Mix Equal Parts of Antiques and Flowers

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Report Card for Parents

Pages: 147, 213

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Report Card for Parents

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Tips to Take You Places

Pages: 148, 150, 151, 152

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Tips to Take You Places

LAST summer's accounting revealed that the 169 National Park areas had struggled thru the biggest guest list in their history. In Rocky Mountain National Park, for example, it was almost 20 percent larger than in the previous record year of 1941.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: How to Clean a Clogged Drain

Page: 153

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How to Clean a Clogged Drain

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Helps Around the House

Pages: 156, 157

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Helps Around the House

YOU can increase the usable space in your linen closet by building in half-width shelves between the original ones. The narrow shelves are ideal for towels, napkins, pillow cases, and such articles are much more accessible than if the shelves are full width.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Starting Right

Pages: 160, 162

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Starting Right

SO YOU'RE going to have a baby-- the doctor has confirmed it at last? Lucky you! And now your most important job is to care for yourself so that baby and you will be strong and healthy.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Mr. D gets fewer haircuts tho income is $4,457, up 60%

Pages: 166, 167

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Mr. D gets fewer haircuts tho income is $4,457, up 60%

DETROIT-- It seems to Mr. and Mrs. D that they ought to be better off than they are. Their annual income has climbed substantially from prewar days to $4,457 now. They've been paying off on their home and have accumulated $600 in government bonds.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Mr. H lives well on $10,000 salary, but now can't save a cent

Pages: 167, 168

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Mr. H lives well on $10,000 salary, but now can't save a cent

CHICAGO-- Mr. H, $10,000-a- year executive of a medium-sized manufacturing company, is earning 40 percent more than in 1940.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: We Use Shelves Instead of Tables

Page: 169

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We Use Shelves Instead of Tables

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: DOLLAR STRETCHERS

Page: 173

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DOLLAR STRETCHERS

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Country Place--Just 15 Minutes From Hollywood

Pages: 174, 175

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Country Place--Just 15 Minutes From Hollywood

THE William Sterlings (she is June Vincent of the movies) wanted a small place in the country. A place where they could bask in the sun on the patio, or curl up with a book in front of the fire, far from the whirl of Los Angeles.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Virginia Invites You for Garden Week

Page: 180

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Virginia Invites You for Garden Week

APRIL turns all Virginia into a garden. And this April 28 thru May 4, all Virginia will, for the first time since the war, celebrate that time-honored, all-state at-home: Garden Week.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: MARCH GARDEN GUIDE

Page: 182

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MARCH GARDEN GUIDE

MARCH puts gardening activities in high gear everywhere. Drying spring winds make the soil firm enough to support wheeled tools again. Lawn grasses resume active growth, and you should be ready to start mowing when the grass is 2½ inches high.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Garden Clinic

Pages: 186, 187

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Garden Clinic

SOMEWHERE in the early days of rock gardening the myth sprang up that rockeries were ideal solutions for any number of difficult landscape problems. "Probably nothing has ever caused as much trouble for homeowners as this quaint notion," says James H. Bissland.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Garden Furniture

Page: 187

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Garden Furniture

MARCH is a good time to get your garden furniture in order and to plan for new pieces. Repair broken or wiggly braces and legs. Smooth over rough edges that have been snagging clothing. Rustic types of furniture can be spliced without ruining their appearance.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: DOLLAR STRETCHERS

Page: 187

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DOLLAR STRETCHERS

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Have a Lawn to Brag About

Pages: 190, 191

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Have a Lawn to Brag About

IS YOUR lawn so spotty it looks as if it had the mange? Would you like it to be something a golfer would covet for a putting green? Yours can be as good a lawn as you want. Here are the tips I've found pay off in lawns to brag about-- ankle-deep carpets, velvety green all summer:

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

Pages: 192, 193, 194, 195

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THE DIARY OF A Plain Dirt Gardener

March 4 What a day. It was spring. Summer, in fact. Thermometer up to 70. Grass showing signs of perking up. Lines of narcissus well defined around borders of beds. Birds paid little attention to feeders, so maybe bugs are beginning to stir. Nary a chance to do outdoor work.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Give and Take With Your Neighbors

Pages: 196, 197

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Give and Take With Your Neighbors

THE next time a would-be expert on property laws tells you that "your home is your castle," or "you own from the center of the earth to the sky above," brother, reach for a grain of salt.

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: The Merry-Go-Round

Pages: 198, 199

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The Merry-Go-Round

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: Astonished

Page: 200

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Astonished

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: DOLLAR STRETCHERS

Page: 204

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DOLLAR STRETCHERS

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Better Homes & Gardens March 1947 Magazine Article: What Do You Know About Colds and Respiratory Diseases?

Pages: 210, 211, 212

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What Do You Know About Colds and Respiratory Diseases?

ACCORDING to all evidence, the common cold results in more absenteeism in industry and schools and lost time in the home than any other disability. It is doubtful if any health subject has stirred more interest or caused more study than colds.

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

Page: 218

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

More and more, dinner at home with the children becomes the pleasantest and most refreshing event of the day. When we dine out we feel as if we are missing a good dinner party.

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