New weapons against RHEUMATIC FEVER
It was easy to see that Judy was a sick little girl as she lay there, restless and flushed against the white hospital pillow, a small figure in the large rheumatic-fever ward.Read Article
What's wrong with this family?
Mr. and Mrs. James are equally desirous of helping Ginger develop graces and skills which will make social relationships easier for her.Read Article
Should mothers have outside jobs?
When a mother has to go to work outside her home, as so many now are doing, she's apt to feel guilty and worry about the effect her absences will have on her children.Read Article
A new lease on lifeRead Article
Have you heard the Latest Garden News?
Someday home gardeners may lick the problem of wet soil by adding about a tenth of 1 percent of a new chemical now known only by code number 186.Read Article
How to multiply African-violets
If it's a challenge you want-- and the thrill of seeing plants you've raised from "babies" grow into lush-blooming beauties to set off" your rooms --grow America's most popular house plant.Read Article
We pick the best for '52 gardens
You get a fresh start-- your neighbor does-- everybody's even-- the excitement starts all over again at the beginning of the new year. That's part of the fun of gardening, why it's America's No. 1 outdoor hobby.Read Article
There's no substitute for quality
They wanted a little more subtle color scheme than the average, but they were afraid they might botch the job with muddy colors. Above all, they wanted good-quality furnishings, no matter how few furniture pieces their budget might allow. They wanted to enlist the aid of a decorator, but they doubted that anyone would be interested in their problems when they began by saying:Read Article
Yes, you can get more house per spare foot
Large-house features in small-house space-- that's a capsule description of Better Home & Gardens Five Star Home No. 2201.Read Article
Grow bigger, handsomer African-violetsRead Article
How well does it take the winter?
"It isn't fair," a querulous reader occasionally writes us. "You take your 'after' pictures when summer is at its loveliest. But you take your 'befores' in dead of winter!"Read Article
The best way to choose your dishes
Choose your good set and everyday set of dishes to harmonize beautifully and blend in color and style with your dining room. Then all kinds of interesting table settings are yours to enjoy. And with a minimum of expense and storage space.Read Article
How to salvage an old house
Painesville, Ohio, east of Cleveland a piece, is an old town. And in old towns you find old houses-- both good old houses and bad old houses. Occasionally (depending on many factors, especially including you) you can rebuild and remodel a bad one into a good one.Read Article
Is a big, old house the best buy for you?
"Should we buy a big, old house?" Thousands of families are facing that problem today, especially families dreaming of really satisfying space and individual privacy on a tight housing budget.Read Article
What does it cost to redecorate a room?Read Article
Use crystal new waysRead Article
Your favorite kitchen colorsRead Article
A dryer does big things for you and your clothesRead Article
Your pet and mineRead Article
The Family Car
Rotating tires assures even wear, full use of the mileage they can give. Tires should be rotated approximately every 3,000 miles, using the original plan throughout the life of the tires. Many owners find it a good idea to make a sketch of the plan they are using and carry it in the glove compartment. Each time the tires are rotated, the date and the speedometer mileage should be entered. This assures even rotation.Read Article
Now's the time to...
CUT a few branches from your early-flowering azaleas and put them in water to force bloom indoors. Lift droopy dwarf azaleas-- plant them in pots, water, and spot in a room where they'll get good light.Read Article
The diary of a Plain dirt gardener
Jan. 1 As this new year drifts upon us, instead of making my own resolutions, I'll start off by writing a set for the rest of the household. I'll begin with Mrs. Maggie, to wit:Read Article
How to judge an old house
Few items on the market can fool you so thoroughly as an old house. In outlying areas, vandals may make an unoccupied house look hopeless at first glance, yet repairs may cost less than those on a handsome home that has been invaded by termites.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Went out to the workshop to sharpen skates, and got so interested I also sharpened my lawn mower, hedge clippers, weed cutter, and hoe. I plan to double our flower garden this coming spring. And put in a heavy set of vegetables. Maybe go in for mushrooms in the basement.Read Article