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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Deadly as DDT Harmless to Man

Pages: 4, 31

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Deadly as DDT Harmless to Man

TWO new insect killers soon will be in nearly every aerosol bug bomb and in many household and garden sprays and dusts. You'll blitz more bugs, faster and cheaper than with last year's DDT bomb. Best of all, both of the new chemicals are harmless to you and the family dog or cat. They contain only carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, the same three elements of wind and water. Until now, the various piperonyl chemicals have been used mainly for their heliotrope fragrance by perfume chemists.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Among Ourselves

Pages: 6, 16, 21

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Among Ourselves

Spring arrives March 21 on the calendars. But in our neighborhood, it's April before spring really gets under way.

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

Pages: 8, 9

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It's NEWS to Me!

Magic mirrors. Now the Libbey-Owens-Ford folks have taken up where Alice in Wonderland left off. They're making mirrors which, when viewed from one side, with proper lighting, are just mirrors. From the other side, tho, they're transparent. In an outside door, they let the homemaker see her caller before opening the door, while the caller sees only her/his own reflection. In a kitchen-to-dining room door, it saves collisions.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: We Used to Stare at Their Stairway

Page: 10

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We Used to Stare at Their Stairway

WHEN the H. A. Lubins decided to make changes in their newly acquired home on Staten Island, New York, their stairway was at the top of their list.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: New Face for a Fireplace

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New Face for a Fireplace

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: What's the Story on FM Radio?

Pages: 14, 15, 16

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What's the Story on FM Radio?

FM, or frequency modulation, is a new and generally better method of transmitting and receiving radio programs. It differs from AM, or amplitude modulation, to which you are accustomed, by the method used to superimpose the sound waves from the microphone for a free ride on the carrier wave.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Fix Your Screens First

Pages: 18, 19

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Fix Your Screens First

DO ANY of you handy men like to play golf? I do, and it won't be long before the sun is warm, and we'll be thinking about hitting those long drives and sinking those putts from the edge of the green.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Game Room Over Their Garage

Page: 20

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Game Room Over Their Garage

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: BACK TALK

Pages: 22, 23, 176, 177

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BACK TALK

Congratulations! I have been a subscriber to Better Homes & Gardens for 10 years. I bought my first copy when I was a bride, and I can't remember an issue that was so full of interesting articles and so varied as the February one. Your cook book is my favorite, and the magazine is my bible of household arts.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: We Perked Up a City Bungalow

Page: 25

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We Perked Up a City Bungalow

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: New Twist for Bedroom Windows

Pages: 26, 151

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New Twist for Bedroom Windows

MANY of us are old-fashioned at heart. We're interested in the latest methods and techniques, but we like to take our time in getting used to them. We pick flaws in each new device if it doesn't have all the advantages we're accustomed to plus old features we consider essential, and we ignore the old device just because it looks old in comparison.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Carnations for Easter

Page: 28

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Carnations for Easter

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: We British Like Our Homes

Pages: 33, 226, 227

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We British Like Our Homes

GENTLEMEN: When I peruse American magazines such as yours, I am struck by certain basic differences in design and layout between American and English houses.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Sure, Yon Can Square Dance!

Pages: 34, 35

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Sure, Yon Can Square Dance!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: If You Can't Live in Your Dream Home

Pages: 39, 227

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If You Can't Live in Your Dream Home

IT'S a bitter disappointment if, after all those wartime years of dreaming, you can't build a new home. The world can seem pretty bleak if shortages and high prices have you stymied. We know-- it happened to us.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: IS A Dining Room WORTH HAVING?

Pages: 41, 228, 229

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IS A Dining Room WORTH HAVING?

I AM entirely in favor of a dining room in the home. If it's only a family of two that's involved, I'm not too concerned. But where there are children, my preference is strongly and emphatically on the side of a separate dining room.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Simple Plantings Are Often Best

Pages: 42, 43

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Simple Plantings Are Often Best

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Sew It Yourself

Pages: 44, 45, 125, 126, 127

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Sew It Yourself

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Decorated With Sun and Sky

Pages: 46, 47

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Decorated With Sun and Sky

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Lots of Living in a Small Package

Pages: 48, 49, 50, 162, 163

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Lots of Living in a Small Package

IF YOU'RE planning a small home for the sake of economy, one of the most important things to consider is this: How much hall space do you need? Most small homes have none, for it increases both the size of a house and the cost.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: The Killmans Bought an Antique

Page: 51

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The Killmans Bought an Antique

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: These Were Problem Spots

Page: 52

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These Were Problem Spots

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Article

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

Pages: 54, 55, 56

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ABC'S of Table Furnishings

PIONEER people had little time for formality. Their simple, friendly living was reflected in the furnishings of their homes and their tables-- be it French Provincial, Pennsylvania Dutch, or Early American.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: They Live on a Lake Front

Pages: 57, 58, 136

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They Live on a Lake Front

LIFE, on a lake front, in a two-story functional house, is fun for three Portland, Oregon, professional women. They live in the home of Grace E. Hobbs, built on a heavily wooded site near a small inlet of scenic Lake Oswego.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Get Set for the Two-Legged Termites!

Pages: 59, 164, 165, 168, 170

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Get Set for the Two-Legged Termites!

AFTER the third truckload Mrs. Allen began to wonder. She wondered what Mr. Allen would say when he saw that black stuff dumped all over the front yard.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: The Adirondacks: All Yours!

Pages: 60, 61

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The Adirondacks: All Yours!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: New Heating Plants Go Anywhere

Pages: 62, 156, 157, 158, 160, 161

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New Heating Plants Go Anywhere

MANUFACTURERS of home-heating plants today are closer than ever to what we have been looking for-- the perfect heating plant, providing even heat, attractive in appearance, easy to keep clean, and calling for a minimum of attention.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Uncle Wiggily Hops Merrily Along

Pages: 63, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211

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Uncle Wiggily Hops Merrily Along

THE old gentleman with the jovial pink cheeks and bright silver hair sits in a big armchair, talking softly to a little boy on his knee. Outside the wide window beyond the chair, a winter thaw melts the ice and snow from the ground. The old gentleman is thinking of spring in the woods, and he makes the picture vivid to the little boy:

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: How to Mix Children With Flowers

Page: 64

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How to Mix Children With Flowers

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Pick Your Iron

Pages: 72, 73, 139

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Pick Your Iron

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Baby's Homecoming

Pages: 74, 75

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Baby's Homecoming

HERE are suggestions for a basic layette and essential items of bedding and equipment, all of which should be assembled in advance of baby's arrival so that mother or nurse can care for the infant with a minimum of effort or upset.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: New Cooks' Contest Opens

Pages: 78, 84

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New Cooks' Contest Opens

GROUND Meat Specialties and Upside-Down Cakes are the recipe pair for our new cooks' contest opening now. Send in your best recipe for either, and join the running for $70 prize money. You may be singled out for Cook-of-the-Month honors and a $10 first prize!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 87

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Like the Murrays' New Kitchen?

Page: 91

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Like the Murrays' New Kitchen?

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Brushes for the Cleaning

Pages: 92, 93, 94

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Brushes for the Cleaning

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: The Kitchen at the Cooks'

Page: 97

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The Kitchen at the Cooks'

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

Page: 98

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The Merry-Go-Round

ONCE upon a time, some little fairies were skipping thru a meadow when they spied a yellow balloon that had lost its breath and lay upon the ground. "Look, look," they cried. "The sun has fallen from the sky. We will take it home and hang it where we can always see the gay color."

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Short Cuts to Housekeeping

Page: 101

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Short Cuts to Housekeeping

Night-before jobs make next morning's work so much easier and faster. The night before, I set my table for breakfast. If I am having muffins or waffles, I sift the dry ingredients. When husband or children carry a lunch, I make the sandwiches, wrap them in waxed paper, and put them in the refrigerator. I also clean vegetables and fruit to put in the crisper the night before. Saves time and temper in the morning Mrs. Paul Shilling, Dearborn, Michigan.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Stuffed Spring Lamb

Pages: 102, 103

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Stuffed Spring Lamb

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Comfortable Bedrooms

Page: 105

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Comfortable Bedrooms

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

Page: 106

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Helps Around the House

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Have Fan With Frames

Pages: 112, 113

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Have Fan With Frames

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Whether Four or Forty--Our Children Always Need Us

Pages: 114, 116, 117

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Whether Four or Forty--Our Children Always Need Us

WHEN I was the mother of very young children, I used to think, "My children need me now more than they ever will again," and so I guarded each stage of their development jealously, saying to their father, "The years go so swiftly. Before we realize it our children will be grown, and then our responsibilities will be over."

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: From Junk Room to Fun Room

Page: 118

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From Junk Room to Fun Room

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: The Newtons Create a Gardened Home

Pages: 120, 121, 124

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The Newtons Create a Gardened Home

SAM and Mary Newton used to live in the city. They both had executive positions and were content to live in a small apartment with a tiny yard. Content, that is, until the year they planted a garden. Then the apartment began to seem oppressive.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: LIVING FURNITURE PERIODS This Is HEPPLEWHITE

Page: 123

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LIVING FURNITURE PERIODS This Is HEPPLEWHITE

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Fontana...Top Find in Low-Cost Vacations

Pages: 128, 129, 130

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Fontana...Top Find in Low-Cost Vacations

ANYWHERE else the dam's the thing. But Fontana Dam, North Carolina, tho the fourth largest of its kind in the world, is sharing honors these days with one of the most unusual resorts in the country.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article:

Page: 131

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"What Shall I Wear?"

For Dad. Start with a medium-weight business or slack suit (depending on whether you're driving or traveling more conspicuously with a crowd) a sport jacket, sports shirts, a slip-on sweater and an all-weather topcoat.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: GROWING PAINS

Pages: 133, 134

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GROWING PAINS

When I was a youngster, our favorite Sunday afternoon haunt was the abandoned railroad at the edge of town. Anyone who could walk the rails to a big post at the bridge was quite somebody in our crowd.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: New Dishes for Your Fish Dinners

Page: 135

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New Dishes for Your Fish Dinners

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Down With Drab Dining Rooms--I

Page: 140

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Down With Drab Dining Rooms--I

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Borrow Light-It Pays You Back

Page: 143

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Borrow Light-It Pays You Back

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: We Like to See What We Eat

Page: 144

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We Like to See What We Eat

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: SOME OF THE GREATEST

Page: 147

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SOME OF THE GREATEST

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

Pages: 147, 183

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Report Card for Parents

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: How Are Your Exposure Manners?

Pages: 148, 149, 150

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How Are Your Exposure Manners?

THE other day I was in the school nurse's office when the phone rang. "There's a mother after my own heart," she commented, putting the receiver back on its hook. "She called to tell me her boy has just come down with chicken pox. Now I can watch for other cases in his room.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: DOLLAR STRETCHERS

Page: 150

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DOLLAR STRETCHERS

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Your Dog Editor Answers Some 64-Collar Questions

Pages: 152, 154, 155, 214, 215

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Your Dog Editor Answers Some 64-Collar Questions

GATHER around, dog lovers. The boss says it's time to dish up some more of those juicy questions out of our mailbag. What have you got, he

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Let's Say Do and Avoid Don'ts!

Pages: 166, 167

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Let's Say Do and Avoid Don'ts!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: DOLLAR STRETCHERS

Page: 170

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DOLLAR STRETCHERS

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Paint Pictures on Your Panes

Page: 171

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Paint Pictures on Your Panes

YOU'LL have as much fun painting your window panes as I did. Not an artist? Neither am I. But that doesn't matter a bit.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Ann Dvorak Lives Simply

Pages: 174, 175

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Ann Dvorak Lives Simply

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Article

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Tips to Take You to the Adirondacks

Pages: 178, 180, 183

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Tips to Take You to the Adirondacks

Start now to set up a vacation in New York State's famous mountains --see page 60-- or write for these materials:

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Decorated With Sun and Sky

Pages: 184, 185

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Decorated With Sun and Sky

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: APRIL GARDEN GLIDE

Page: 186

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APRIL GARDEN GLIDE

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: No Mowing Here!

Pages: 190, 191, 192, 193, 197

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No Mowing Here!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: How Big a Garden This Year?

Pages: 194, 195, 196

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How Big a Garden This Year?

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Hedges Add a Lot

Page: 198

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Hedges Add a Lot

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

Pages: 200, 201, 202, 203

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THE DIARY OF A Plain Dirt Gardener

April I Hurried out before breakfast and looked at the electric hotbed. As seedlings begin to show, the burlap must be taken off the soil. I keep the soil temperature about 60 to 65. If the day turns hot, I turn off the heat and raise the edge of a sash a bit.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: April Garden Clinic Grader--Spare That Tree!

Page: 204

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April Garden Clinic Grader--Spare That Tree!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Garden Clinic

Page: 205

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Garden Clinic

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: If You're Building a Horn for Children

Pages: 212, 213

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If You're Building a Horn for Children

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Here's an Idea

Page: 216

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Here's an Idea

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

Page: 217

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Helps Around the House

Chair pick-me-up. A shabby or stained rush-bottom chair gives a room that "no-replacement-since-the-year-1" look. To renew a rush seat, apply a coat of old-ivory enamel. When thoroly dry, wipe over it with raw sienna squeezed from a tube onto a cloth. Go over this immediately with raw umber squeezed onto another cloth.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Displaced Definitions

Page: 218

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Displaced Definitions

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: Bricks Plus Ingenuity Equals Bookshelves

Page: 219

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Bricks Plus Ingenuity Equals Bookshelves

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

Pages: 220, 221

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Young Mothers' Exchange

MUCH is being done to simplify the business of raising babies. Two names which are almost household words have recently entered the baby food field; one with a complete line of soups scientifically blended for baby-- the other introducing strained and chopped meats so processed that Junior can get his teeth (or gums) into good red meat at a very tender age.

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

Pages: 222, 223, 224, 225

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Thru the Shops

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1947 Magazine Article: PICTURE QUIT

Page: 228

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PICTURE QUIT

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

Page: 230

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

A new baby arrived at one of our neighbor's just three weeks after their daughter had a baby.... There'll have to be a certain amount of give and take as to who leaves her baby with whom. And the infant auntie can share her nephew's playpen.

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