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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: We remodeled a porch added a bay

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We remodeled a porch added a bay

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: New foods

Pages: 9, 200, 201

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New foods

Minute rice is already-cooked, long-grain, white, rice. You add water and salt in measured amounts, heat to boiling, let stand a few minutes. Each grain is fluffy and tender-- just as though you had boiled and rinsed and coaxed the rice to perfection. Without any fuss, you can make expert Savory Browned Rice, Spanish Rice, Rice Pudding.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: New faces for old garden favorites

Pages: 10, 11

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New faces for old garden favorites

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: More from your lawn mower

Pages: 13, 14, 290, 291

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More from your lawn mower

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Do we need Uncle Sam's aid in housing

Pages: 16, 17, 207, 208, 209, 215, 259, 260, 261, 276, 277

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Do we need Uncle Sam's aid in housing

HOW much longer will it be true in America that "A man's home is his castle"?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Rock walls become gardens

Pages: 18, 281, 282

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Rock walls become gardens

DO you have a rock wall? You're lucky. Plant it. Right planting can improve the looks of a good wall, or hide the shortcomings of a poor one.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: REVERE WARE

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REVERE WARE

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Corner furniture

Page: 20

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Corner furniture

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: HAVE YOU HEARD?

Pages: 27, 250

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HAVE YOU HEARD?

At last there's a muscle-saver that lets you kill weed trees and clear off brushy land without breaking your back over a grubbing hoe and ax. Chemists know it as a combination of 2,4-D and 2,4,5-T (this latter I described in Better Homes & Gardens in February 1945.) Now as a brush killer, you can get it already mixed and ready for use. You apply it just above the base of the trunk or stems.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: It's NEWS to Me!

Pages: 28, 30, 33

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It's NEWS to Me!

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Kitchen storage

Page: 36

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Kitchen storage

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Bathroom storage

Page: 36

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Bathroom storage

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Deadlier than DDT

Pages: 39, 139, 285, 286

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Deadlier than DDT

It is called parathion (para-Thigh-own). Name any common insect harmful to plants, indoors or out, and the chances are-- with few exceptions-- that parathion will destroy it, utterly.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Spring colors work magic

Pages: 40, 41

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Spring colors work magic

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: For flowers to brag about--grow IRIS

Pages: 42, 43, 272, 273, 286

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For flowers to brag about--grow IRIS

When June starts "busting out all over," you can count on irises to give you a real bang. You'll get color-- great masses of it-- from these long-time favorite perennials. Now, thanks to the plant breeders, irises are available in more and different hues than ever before.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: A family room means more fun year round

Pages: 44, 45, 185

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A family room means more fun year round

Families are fun-- and they certainly can have good times together if you've a room where everyone can relax and enjoy himself. Hobbies, games, entertaining, even family snacks are more fun when everyone pitches in.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: BIRTH

Pages: 46, 47, 151, 152

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BIRTH

Comprehend, if you can, how the most minute fragment of life-- a single cell, just on the fringe of the microscopic world-- can divide and redivide to make the billions of cells in the body of a baby. Think of the inordinate number of tissues and organs that sprang from this initial fleck of clay: the hair, the nails, the skin, the brain, the eyes, the ductless glands. Each step of the creative process represents a series of exquisitely intricate events, each timed to the other in hair-line sequence.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Triple-use core doubles living space

Pages: 48, 49, 156, 157, 158, 161, 170

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Triple-use core doubles living space

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: How to get elbowroom on a small lot

Pages: 50, 51

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How to get elbowroom on a small lot

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: House o' my heart

Pages: 52, 53, 254

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House o' my heart

Our home, Balla Machree, is built on a high point above the Chagrin River, an hour's drive east of Cleveland. Trees on the surrounding hills hide it from everyone but flyers.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Every man needs a corner of his own

Pages: 54, 55

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Every man needs a corner of his own

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: A lot of bloom for little cash

Pages: 56, 57

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A lot of bloom for little cash

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Style on a budget

Pages: 58, 59, 294

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Style on a budget

It was one of the those houses that are offered to the ill-housed third of the nation. It was a house of prewar quality only because the plan came off the drafting table when rough-plaster walls, arched doorways, and wall niches were in vogue. It was one of those over-priced houses late-comers to the wartime real-estate boom had to take or go back to their rented rooms.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: ABC's of flower arrangement

Page: 60

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ABC's of flower arrangement

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: There's a faster way for each job

Pages: 68, 69, 142, 143, 190, 191

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There's a faster way for each job

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Put your work on wheels

Pages: 70, 71, 72

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Put your work on wheels

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: A pressure pan does these jobs, too

Pages: 78, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84

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A pressure pan does these jobs, too

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Do they groan when you arrive?

Page: 86

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Do they groan when you arrive?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Plastic bags do all this for you and more, too

Pages: 88, 89, 91, 93, 94, 95

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Plastic bags do all this for you and more, too

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Frankly Fancy New trims with egg slices

Pages: 96, 98

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Frankly Fancy New trims with egg slices

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Six quick treats with fruit cocktail

Pages: 100, 101, 102

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Six quick treats with fruit cocktail

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Home furnishings answers

Page: 102

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Home furnishings answers

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Pint-sized kitchen nook

Page: 105

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Pint-sized kitchen nook

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: What do you do about Young Love?

Pages: 106, 124, 127, 172, 228, 229, 296, 297

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What do you do about Young Love?

All the good people in our block-- it is a typical Suburbia-- recently have watched the birth of a first love.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: How to judge a house

Pages: 112, 115, 116, 118, 120, 122, 124

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How to judge a house

Thousands of houses will be bought this spring. And a large percentage of them won't be adequately inspected before the new owners commit themselves to years of mortgage payments.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: WOMEN WITH A SENSE OF STYLE PREFER FIRTH

Page: 114

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WOMEN WITH A SENSE OF STYLE PREFER FIRTH

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Starter pieces

Pages: 128, 130

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Starter pieces

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: A permanent strawberry bed

Page: 135

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A permanent strawberry bed

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Buy it unfinished

Pages: 137, 138

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Buy it unfinished

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Renew that bathroom yourself

Page: 144

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Renew that bathroom yourself

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: THE WATERMAN-WATERBURY CO.

Page: 146

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THE WATERMAN-WATERBURY CO.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article:

Pages: 146, 148, 149, 151

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"Prewar" fire insurance won't protect you!

Most homeowners haven't the fire-insurance protection they really want and can't afford not to have. Your own insurance adviser can tell you-- if you'll listen-- about homes all around you which are grossly underinsured against damage or total destruction. Even less are these residences properly insured against other hazards which every day grow more common.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Cool furniture

Page: 154

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Cool furniture

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Our house cost us Two years and three months

Pages: 162, 165, 166

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Our house cost us Two years and three months

In the spring of 1946 we had nearly decided to buy my mother's home, where we were living, and remodel it. Contractors changed our minds: It would have cost $5,000 at least, and we'd still have had an old house.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: We shifted our porch to get more light

Page: 168

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We shifted our porch to get more light

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: How to have peace at the circus

Pages: 171, 172

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How to have peace at the circus

Have you ever taken your youngsters to a big event, only to have them pay more attention to the souvenir and refreshment sellers than to the performers? You planned the trip as a special treat, but it ended with everyone upset?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Balsam-Wool

Page: 172

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Balsam-Wool

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Aluminum

Pages: 174, 175, 177, 178, 179

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Aluminum

Of all the miracle materials predicted for the post- war world, aluminum has come through in the most striking fashion. It is being used today in just about all the new ways that were forecast. And it is selling for the same price it used to.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Scrapbook of kitchen curtains

Pages: 180, 182, 183

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Scrapbook of kitchen curtains

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 183

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: For spring and everyday house cleaning

Pages: 186, 187, 188

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For spring and everyday house cleaning

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: About 2,4-D

Page: 194

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About 2,4-D

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Braided rugs you can make

Page: 195

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Braided rugs you can make

Braiding rugs isn't hard. Beth Jones of Los Angeles has made a lot of them-- out of old blankets and dye and heavy twine. Braided rugs are a fine thing under a pine table or in an Early American room. They hug the floor and don't curl or ridge underfoot.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Dining chests with built-in tables

Pages: 196, 197

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Dining chests with built-in tables

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Pictures in a package make things brighter

Pages: 198, 199

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Pictures in a package make things brighter

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: You can have too much sunshine

Page: 202

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You can have too much sunshine

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: With only a single can of soup

Pages: 204, 205, 252, 253

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With only a single can of soup

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Hobby cabinet

Page: 206

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Hobby cabinet

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: How to color concrete surfaces

Pages: 210, 211, 212, 213, 214

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How to color concrete surfaces

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Get more out of your hand tools

Pages: 216, 218, 219, 220, 223, 224

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Get more out of your hand tools

You can't expect to get good work out of your hand tools unless you know how to handle them and keep them in repair.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Radio-phonograph cabinet

Page: 224

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Radio-phonograph cabinet

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Anyone can build this Screen of many uses

Pages: 226, 227

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Anyone can build this Screen of many uses

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Our garage faces away from the street

Page: 231

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Our garage faces away from the street

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Give your baby a chance to explore

Pages: 233, 236, 237

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Give your baby a chance to explore

Playpens, high chairs, low chairs, walkers, and little tables with seats set in, each is fine for its purpose. But none of them was intended to serve as a place of solitary confinement for your baby. Yet that's what they become all too often.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: They bricked their lawn

Pages: 238, 244

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They bricked their lawn

After redesigning their garden for outdoor living, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Diddle are ready to offer you two bits of advice on your own project. The first is to start with a good, complete plan and follow it through without short cuts. The second is to emphasize simplicity and easy upkeep.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: They put a lot in a little space

Pages: 240, 241

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They put a lot in a little space

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 241, 242

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Ways to improve your stonework

Pages: 246, 248, 288, 289

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Ways to improve your stonework

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Cabinets for special jobs

Page: 249

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Cabinets for special jobs

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: There's an easier way

Pages: 251, 252

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There's an easier way

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Ladies--be seated

Page: 256

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Ladies--be seated

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Your dog and mine

Pages: 257, 258

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Your dog and mine

Shearing your dog's hair down to the bare skin for so-called hot- weather comfort removes natural protection against insects, sunburn, colds and is uncomfortable. However, barbering a dog for streamlined appearance is something else.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 261

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: MAY GARDEN GUIDE

Page: 263

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MAY GARDEN GUIDE

Feed lawns with complete plant food (about 25 pounds per 1,000 square feet). Plant centipede and St. Augustine grasses in Lower South, Bermuda grass and Zoysia matrella in Lower and Middle South. Spray lawns with 2,4-D weed killer.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Midget vegetables

Pages: 264, 265

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Midget vegetables

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: For flowers to brag about--Grow dahlias

Pages: 266, 267

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For flowers to brag about--Grow dahlias

Growing dahlias is a man's hobby. American males have taken this handsome flower with its multitude of types and colors as their own-- and will scream if their wives even try to pull up a weed near their dahlias.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: For flowers to brag about--Grow glads

Pages: 268, 269, 270, 271

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For flowers to brag about--Grow glads

Don't leave glads out of your garden plans for this summer. One season of growing them will let you understand why gladioli are a top favorite with so many people.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 270

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Dividing their space gave them more room

Pages: 274, 275

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Dividing their space gave them more room

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 275, 287

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Give your tomatoes a good start

Pages: 278, 279, 280

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Give your tomatoes a good start

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 281

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Home furnishings answers

Page: 282

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Home furnishings answers

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: The diary of a plain dirt gardener

Pages: 283, 284, 285

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The diary of a plain dirt gardener

May 1 In spite of cloudy chill, spring is coming on. If there weren't an evergreen in the way, you could see right from the stair landing that there is an intermediate iris coming into bloom in the back bed. There are bloom stalks shooting up on some of the tall bearded-- way ahead of schedule.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Cash for your recipe

Pages: 292, 293

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Cash for your recipe

Win $10 with a holiday bread or stuffed-bird recipe. That's first prize in our new recipe contest. Twenty runners-up will receive $3 each, so you have 21 chances to win a cash prize.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Windows bring terrace fun inside

Pages: 298, 299

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Windows bring terrace fun inside

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: Through the Shops

Pages: 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307

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Through the Shops

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1949 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 308

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

We've raised our goal for outdoor meals this year: 150 from May through October. (I feel safer now with a mosquito helmet to protect me from bees and yellow jackets.) But when it comes to carrying the food outdoors-- who knows?

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