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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: What's wrong with this family?

Pages: 10, 11, 128

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What's wrong with this family?

Rody looks like a normal teenager whose parents are letting him take some important steps toward growing up. He has been working to earn his own money, saving it for something he wants, and deciding what he will buy. We can assume that Rody has a driver's license and that he has shown sense in driving the family car.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Plant these now for spring color

Pages: 14, 15, 120, 121

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Plant these now for spring color

Did you envy your neighbors' flower gardens last spring and wonder how in the world they did it-- how they got such gorgeous, big blooms-- so quickly-- and apparently without turning a hoe?

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Garden clinic

Page: 17

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Garden clinic

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: What good parents can learn from bad boys

Pages: 18, 20, 148, 154, 155

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What good parents can learn from bad boys

This ad has never appeared in a newspaper, but it might, if it were possible to sell and move the expensive white elephant that is the "security building" at the Iowa Training School for Boys at Eldora, Iowa.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Have you heard the Latest Garden News?

Pages: 29, 31

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Have you heard the Latest Garden News?

The killing action of old-time insecticide, nicotine, can be increased 10 times by mixing it with polyethylene glycol compounds, experiments at Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station show. Alone, nicotine is one of the most effective insecticides for controlling aphids.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Science spends $1,000,000 to lick a garden threat

Pages: 32, 129

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Science spends $1,000,000 to lick a garden threat

Like dime-novel heroes racing to snatch a lovely heroine from the wheels of an onrushing express, American scientists are hurrying to save gardens and farms from a major insect pest.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: There's more living space under your roof

Pages: 41, 42, 43, 115, 117, 118

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There's more living space under your roof

So your house is getting more cramped every day. The children are growing up, in-laws are moving in, hobbies are crowding you. Do you need a bigger house?

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: See what you can do with your attic!

Pages: 44, 45

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See what you can do with your attic!

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: The most relaxed family in America

Pages: 46, 47, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138

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The most relaxed family in America

Has your family life been all that you wanted it to be? Has it been fun, romantic, genuinely interesting?

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: It's a three-bedroom beauty

Pages: 48, 49, 150, 151, 165

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It's a three-bedroom beauty

A home with three bedrooms is what most American families want today. Two-bedroom homes, four-bedroom ones, and even (under certain circumstances) those with but a single bedroom are still needed and wanted, of course. But for most of us interested in building a home, a house like this month's Five Star "fits" best.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Winning ways with your windows

Pages: 52, 53

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Winning ways with your windows

Have you noticed how people's eyes tend naturally to shift to the windows of a room? That's reason enough to make yours an attractive part of your decorating scheme.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Set your summer table crisp and cool

Pages: 54, 55

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Set your summer table crisp and cool

You cool your summer rooms with fresh curtains and slipcovers. You select light colors for your hot-weather clothes.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Chock-full of ideas for your outdoor hours

Pages: 56, 57, 147

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Chock-full of ideas for your outdoor hours

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Article

Pages: 58, 147

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Such a show for the money!

Page: 59

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Such a show for the money!

You can't do better than to turn to gladiolus for an exciting kaleidoscope of late-summer color. They can be grown in rows just as easily as beans. By timing your plantings, you can get gorgeous flowers until frost. There's everything. You can have dainty miniatures perfect for corsages. You can have stiff, 4- and even 5-foot stalks with flowers each 5 to 8 inches across-- and 7 to 10 fresh flowers open at once.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: You can't stop Corpus Christi!

Pages: 60, 61, 140, 141, 152, 153, 163, 164

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You can't stop Corpus Christi!

This could be the story of your town. What has happened in Corpus Christi, Texas, could happen in any city or crossroad town in America. It just takes one good idea to get things started.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Pretty, any way you look at it

Page: 62

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Pretty, any way you look at it

An arrangement with two "faces" looks lovely from every angle-- from your coffee table, from each side of your dining table, from a tea or occasional table, from a buffet.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Barbecue supper!

Pages: 64, 65, 80

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Barbecue supper!

Who can be formal when he's munching on a juicy, barbecued rib or working down a golden row on a hot, buttered roasting ear?

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Kitchens with ideas

Pages: 70, 71, 119

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Kitchens with ideas

Every one of these kitchens has something for you... They're not only glamorous, but they're a comfort to work in. Combine ease of work with pleasant surroundings, and your work's practically done for you!

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Kitchen scales

Pages: 83, 84, 96, 97

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Kitchen scales

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Canning and freezing step by step

Pages: 94, 95, 124, 126, 127

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Canning and freezing step by step

Next winter your home-canned or frozen peaches will make delicious salads, desserts, garnishes. You'll serve homecanned tomatoes hot or cold; in salads, soups, casseroles, sauces. And tomatoes are loaded with the vitamin C we need every day.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Let's write our boys!

Page: 97

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Let's write our boys!

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Plum and grape spreads

Page: 100

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Plum and grape spreads

Stem about 5 pounds fully ripe Concord grapes and crush thoroughly. Add ½ cup water, heat to boiling, cover, and simmer 5 minutes. Separate juice from pulp by placing hot fruit in 2-quart sieve. Extract enough juice through a double layer of cheesecloth held in a small sieve to obtain 4 cups strained juice.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Here's an idea!

Page: 101

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Here's an idea!

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Make it easy to obey

Pages: 103, 112, 113

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Make it easy to obey

The Taylor home is in constant uproar. Three-year-old Jimmy won't eat, won't go to bed, won't get dressed, won't pick up his toys, won't brush his teeth, won't go outdoors, and won't come in. His parents are angry, desperate, and exhausted.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: It's a triple-purpose room!

Page: 104

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It's a triple-purpose room!

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: We raised the roof

Pages: 108, 110, 111

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We raised the roof

When you decide to finish your attic for added living space, don't overlook the advantages of a big shed dormer.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: They built a second home over the garage

Page: 122

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They built a second home over the garage

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Let your hobby help you decorate

Page: 130

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Let your hobby help you decorate

Why not make your hobby part of the decorating scheme in your home? Of course, we don't recommend your going all out if your hobby is something like collecting wooden cigar-store Indians.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Reading times

Page: 137

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Reading times

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: When your child's

Pages: 142, 143, 144

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When your child's "just ordinary"

Life can be pretty bleak for a child who is overshadowed by the talent or beauty of brother or sister.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Your pet and mine

Pages: 145, 163

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Your pet and mine

How much should you "exercise" a dog? Most dog owners go to extremes on the subject. In fact, they put the importance of exercise above all other factors of good care. They pursue the idea so relentlessly that they often wear out a dog by prolonged sessions of walking, running, and climbing.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: Here's a tiny-space garden

Page: 149

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Here's a tiny-space garden

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: August Garden Guide

Pages: 156, 157

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August Garden Guide

Make preparations for repairing bare spots in your lawn or for starting a new lawn. But wait until late in the month for actual sowing of seed. Grade an area for a new lawn, and have it ready for seeding. Late summer is the ideal time of year for sowing grass seed. Few weed seeds germinate at this time to compete with young grass which thickens by winter and is off to an early start in spring. Reseed on top of dead crabgrass if your lawn is established.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

Pages: 158, 159, 160, 161, 164

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The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

August I If you could only have seen me as, somewhat ahead of supper today, I came parading down the middle garden path, toward the house! I felt like veiling to David to hurry and put the "Triumphal March" or the "Soldiers' Chorus" or something on our family talking machine.

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Better Homes & Gardens August 1951 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 170

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

We have heat, prickly heat, ants, flies, chiggers, mosquitoes, inflation, and Communists still with us, but one of the good things about August is that no income tax comes due.

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