Protect yourself against financial disaster
Back in 1946, an insurance representative called on Martin Howe to sell him a family health and accident policy. There was only one hitch. Howe, who was just getting started in his profession, wanted more protection than he could buy.Read Article
What's wrong with this family?
Nothing indicates Mollie is the "wild type." If Mollie, at 16, were too disinterested in boys, her parents would have more reason to worry. The boys' concern over whether Mollie's parents would object shows they are not wild and irresponsible either.Read Article
A dining table in bridge-table spaceRead Article
How much should your operation cost?
My friend, Herb, was flabbergasted. Convalescing from a serious abdominal operation. he had just received the surgeon's bill.Read Article
There's something new underfoot
If you haven't shopped for rugs or carpets recently, you've a big surprise in store. You'll learn that chemists have created special new carpet fibers. And you'll find the price is reasonable, too.Read Article
Give your lawn a September boost
No matter what's ailing your lawn right now, you can cure it in one of three ways. (1) If you still have 40 percent of your grass, prick, seed, and feed it. (2) If less than 40 percent is left, do a complete reseeding job, or (3) sod.Read Article
Tool carrier speeds your home repairsRead Article
Have you heard the Latest Garden News?
A new use of electricity promises to make control of plant diseases by dusting more effective. Henry D. Bowen, at Michigan State College, has charged dust particles with a "negative" electrical charge as they leave the nozzle of the duster.Read Article
What does her first teacher expect of your child?
The first day of school arrives. With a mixture of sadness that she's growing up, and pride that she's such a fine little lady, you present your Dorothy to her first teacher. Your hopes are high for that youngster of yours. You know what you want for her and expect her to gain from her first contact with school. But do you know what her teacher wants and hopes for from her and from all youngsters just starting to school?Read Article
Make your home a Happy union of house and site
Whether you are building or remodeling, the best-looking house you can own is one that seems to have been designed specifically for its site. The site can be background against which your house will stand out, or your house can blend into its site, as does the Paul Beesons' Atlanta, Georgia, home.Read Article
Don't overlook those large, old homes if you want Lots of living space
A large family just doesn't fit into a bungalow. It takes a lot of space, inside and out, to make for comfortable, uncluttered living. But to build a home with all this space is often next to impossible with today's construction costs.Read Article
You plant these bulbs early
Mid-September, or soon after, is the time to get these particular bulbs into the soil. You'll be giving them time to make good roots before the really cold weather comes along. You'll be repaid with more even growth as well as a much more exciting show of flowers next spring.Read Article
Not too large; not too extreme
Many of you would rather not build an "ultramodern" home. But you don't particularly want a Colonial or Cape Cod house, either. You want a house that looks modest in size on the cost estimate sheet, but that looks comfortably large on your lot. It should yield more than just-adequate space within the limits of the building budget. And, more often than not these days, you want that space enclosed in a one-story house.Read Article
HOW TO FEEL UP AND AT 'EM!
Suppose that something you eat could keep you beautiful and bursting with vitality. Suppose it gave you immunity to many diseases, kept you red-blooded, added years to your life and vigor to old age. Suppose it made pregnancy safer, gave your babies a better start in life, banished that tired feeling, and kept your sex appeal at par or above. Just to make it more preposterous, suppose you could change this fabulous stuff into vitamins and hormones and glowing skin and shining hair.Read Article
Inexperienced as we were, We built our home
We're building our own house in Tyrol Hills, a suburb of Minneapolis. No contractors or carpenters are involved, and it's not a compromise crackerbox but the house we really want to live in.Read Article
More room on your ground floor?
Sure, your car needs shelter-- but so do you. Would an inexpensive carport do the job, giving you the garage for full-time living?Read Article
Best small workshop we've seen!
It's news when a handyman develops a complete home workshop in floor space the equivalent of a single-car garage! That's just what A. B. Bradley of Winnetka, Illinois, has done in a basement room only 14 feet wide by 17 feet long, pictured on these pages.Read Article
Let your living habits decide Where you put your furniture
Do you read in the living room-- or in your bedrooms? Do your children use your dining room for homework? When you arrange furniture, you are actually arranging for family activities. So your first step is to decide what you and the family want to do in a room.Read Article
Pretty in a pitcherRead Article
How you can short cut dishwashingRead Article
Frankly Fancy French-fried potatoes
You can cut most potatoes for French frying with a sharp knife. But in these pictures, you'll see inexpensive vegetable cutters that can do the job faster and more uniformly.Read Article
How to use accessories with patterned wallpaperRead Article
There's no price tag on originality!
We invite you to inspect this home as a place especially planned to cut down on housekeeping chores. Simplicity is the keynote. Furnishings are contemporary, with the floors and rest of background planned for easy upkeep.Read Article
Here are bedspreads that can take it
Bedspreads to fit any color scheme are yours for the shopping. The nice part about it is that these attractive, up-to-date spreads are as easy to take care of as your sheets and pillowcases. Just put them in the washer, and they come out as sparkling bright as they were the day you first used them. They're wrinkle-resistant, too.Read Article
Hang your gifts on a cheerio tree
Here's an idea for a clever centerpiece you'll use over and over to celebrate special occasions. Make a cheerio tree-- see directions below.Read Article
Good tops deserve top-notch careRead Article
Guest room in a bay window
Like a lot of us, Decorator Ruth Venable needed space for weekend guests. There was already a den in the home, but it was used in that capacity every day.Read Article
Why build a separate barbecue?
If you haven't yet built your barbecue, consider building it into the house where it's handy to your kitchen and living room. You may find it's cheaper than building a separate barbecue in your back yard.Read Article
Mine is a handyman's house
Most home handymen aren't born that way Many of them don't know how much they can do until they try.Read Article
Yon can put a desk almost anyplaceRead Article
Yon can be an expert driver
This article was written in the cab of a petroleum transport probing its way through fog along the bluffs of the Mississippi; it developed on the loading docks of trucking terminals where highway drivers swap night-driving experiences; it was written on a Greyhound bus while the driver watched for accident traps the average motorist doesn't recognize.Read Article
Remodel for your children
Phil and Kay Creden did just that. Because both daughter and son reached the age of entertaining at the same time, they decided to finish their recreation room as quickly as possible. Working together with a "We'll do it ourselves" determination to reduce costs, they started right after Easter and did the job in three months of evening and weekend work.Read Article
Clean as a whistle and worth whistling about
There's a kind of house being built today that is worth whistles of appreciation-- and is getting them, too. It's the kind of house that's as easy to maintain as a streamlined kitchen, as efficient to operate as an electric clock, and even more attractive to look at than the popular house of 10 years ago.Read Article
Dramatic lighting for your china closetRead Article
More space, less workRead Article
They turned garage into a family roomRead Article
Is your youngster late for everything?
Does your child live by a different kind of time? Or does he want to be late to school? Three professors were talking about young Norris, who had climaxed four years of being late to classes by being an hour late to his own commencement.Read Article
How to build an overhead garage door
Want to modernize your garage with an overhead door? You can buy a handsome preassembled unit ready for installation, of course. Or you can build your own overhead door; you'll need only a few hand tools. If you use special overhead-door hardware, your project shouldn't take more than a single weekend. And your home-built door will be durable and easy to onerate.Read Article
Add a ready-for-anything room
Two years ago, like many another family, the C. E. McCauleys had a rather formal living room and an unprotected back terrace. Neither was comfortable. The living room was too stiff for relaxed, everyday living, and the terrace was either too hot or too cold during most of the year.Read Article
New outlook for an old home
If you live in a large, old home, you know they're fine for a big family. You don't have to drag in a folding bed when you have guests. But with all the space, they often are too cut up.Read Article
What's the truth about left-handers?
Ever since our son first took a determined grip with his left hand on a wooden hammer and whammed the pegs through his newly acquired peg board, we have been keenly aware of the fact that we have brought a "lefty" into a right-handed world.Read Article
For as little as $36, you can have a spot like this
A private outdoor spot for informal occasions--and for as little as $36. Sure, you can do it. If yours is a typical back yard with neighbors close on both sides, a garage and driveway, it will take careful planning and budgeting. But the young Marvine Gorhams of Los Angeles did it, and you can, too.Read Article
Rewards or punishments?
"Dick! If you don't stop that this minute, I'll..." "Dick! If you pick up your clothes and straighten your room, I'll give you a..."Read Article
Would you have dared to to remodel it?
"Dare" probably isn't the right word, although if the one the Kenneth Hesses use. They bought a piece of farmland near Wayne, Illinois, complete with farm house, intending to tear down the house and build country home. "But," explains Ken Hess, "it would have cost so much to get rid of it that we knew it would have to stay, ugly as it was."Read Article
Garden ClinicRead Article
Postscrift to a house plan
The proof of the house is in the living. When Benjamin Marshall, Jr., built this home in Winnetka, Illinois, several years ago, it was exactly what he wanted. It still is-- though this needs have changed. He wanted an extra room and found just the space for it in the garage. To keep pace with his current feelings on decoration, the living room, once cozy Co-lonial, is now smartly Modern.Read Article
The best side trip we ever took
It was a typical northern Arizona day. A brilliant blue sky was spotted with cottony white clouds. Arizona's highest mountains, the San Francisco peaks, stood massively behind Flagstaff. Perhaps it was the splendor of the scenery of this small lumbering town on U. S. 66 that confused us.Read Article
A whole family uses this kitchen
The Rex McBrides operate a ranch near Beatrice, California. The house is usually alive with people--neighbors, ranch hands, men on business, and the five McBrides themselves. As in most open-country houses, the kitchen is the meeting place. To make it so, the McBrides insisted on these features:Read Article
How to mend China and glassware
You needn't head toward the wastebasket when you break a favorite piece of china or glass. Or run up a bill having it fixed. Why not mend it yourself?Read Article
How to mend chine and glassware
To keep the cemented parts firmly in place, put on board. Place nails in pairs at opposite sides of the break, touching the rim. Drive them lightly and slant them out. Stretch rubber bands between nails to squeeze parts tightly together.Read Article
From old farm to show placeRead Article
Your pet and mine
Just about every boy or girl wants a dog. Many letters we receive from youngsters are pathetic in their appeal for pet companionship. We get quite a few too, from parents who want to know the pros and cons of becoming dog owners. First, let's take all the things against the idea:Read Article
These are can openers plus!Read Article
Kitchens should be bright and cheerfulRead Article
Too busy for their own good?
There is scarcely a parent who has not felt the pressure that can be brought to bear when a child-- 8 or 18-- wants to go somewhere. It matters little whether the particular destination is a Donald Duck movie or an out-of-town dance.Read Article
September Garden Guide
Start new lawns, and reseed old ones showing bare spots. Few weed seeds germinate in fall to compete with young grass seedlings, giving them a clear field. Use two pounds mixed grass seed containing 35 percent or more of Kentucky bluegrass along with several other grasses. If your lawn shady and dry, the mixture should include a high proportion of creeping red fescue; if it is shady and damp, use good amount of rough-stalked bluegrass instead.Read Article
The diary of a Plain dirt gardener
Sept. 1 Mr. David arose at five o'clock this morning to go off on a trip, his vacation, with his friend Jack. They are going to Washington, D. C., and goodness knows where else.Read Article
Grow better rosesRead Article
Four good ideasRead Article
Plants you'll talk aboutRead Article
Home Fashion TimeRead Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Some of my sporting friends had two complaints at lunch the other day. One, that with so many young men in service, college football wouldn't be worth watching this fall, and two, that good seats were going to be hard to get.Read Article