When should you consult your lawyer?
Almost every American family gets into a legal snarl at some time or other. Faced with time off the job, court costs, and perhaps a big judgment to pay, they rush to a lawyer and are often told, "I'm sorry, but there's little to do now except go ahead with a lawsuit. If you'd only come in sooner, we could have avoided all this trouble and expense."Read Article
What's wrong with this family?
It's a healthy attitude for parents to be concerned over what happens to their children and also for children, like Sue, to be con-cerned as to the effect of their actions on their parents. Mrs. Man-son's statement that John and Sue can't really afford to buy the house may well be true.Read Article
Keep your windows to yourselfRead Article
Latest Garden News?
If you're looking for a brilliant color combination in flowers, consider the new verbena variety, Sparkle, an annual which is being introduced this spring.Read Article
More use from the room you haveRead Article
Modern medicine's newest problem
There are more people pushing wheelchairs, or limping, or walking with crutches or canes or artificial limbs than ever before in history.Read Article
Make the most of paint and paper
What is the biggest area in any room? Not the sofa or the carpet, but the walls themselves. Even a small 10x10 bedroom has about 200 square feet of wall space. Quite a sizable chunk of color!Read Article
Here's leeway in size and cost
Readers who build homes from Five Star plans don't always follow these plans exactly. That's as it should be, usually, because it shows these readers are carefully analyzing their needs in advance.Read Article
Good gates and fencesRead Article
How to plan a successful roomRead Article
Here's how roses grow!
If you like to look behind scenes, if you like knowing how and why as well as what, take a quick look at all that must be done before you can have a rose.Read Article
1-Remodeling by updatingRead Article
2-Remodeling by expansionRead Article
3-Remodeling by conversion
When you buy a used building for conversion into a house, just what do you get for your money? In most cases, all you are buying is secondhand material at the going rate.Read Article
How to keep a family together
One afternoon last summer, I sat in a boat speeding across a lake in California and looked back at the man and woman we were towing. They stood on water skis, zipping along as if on ice, throwing silvery spray and creating countless little rainbows. They'd shift weight a bit, leap over the boat's wake and hit the water again-- splat!-- like the slap of a beaver's tail. Presently the man discarded one ski, lifted his free foot and wrapped his tow rope around it.Read Article
Ready-to-copy ideas for built-insRead Article
For your laundry area
With today's handsome washers, dryers, and ironers, you can have a laundry almost any place you want it. See the pictures for possibilities.Read Article
What's the truth about power steering?
This year power steering-- like automatic transmission-- is being taken for granted by many of your friends. Power steering is popular and by the usual process of evolution, it may soon appear on lower-priced models.Read Article
Silver patterns of today
How lovely the table setting that is highlighted by elegant silver! And how smart-looking when the flatware is in harmony with the china. There are many distinctive silver patterns, each the result of years of fine craftsmanship and design.Read Article
The questions you ask about crooked teeth
Here is an authoritative guide to help you help your children have well-shaped jaws and straight teeth. No dental treatment yields higher dividends than does the correction of crooked teeth, if both parents and children cooperate faithfully.Read Article
Best way to vacuum a rugRead Article
Big ideas for the small fryRead Article
Solving the sewing storage problemRead Article
Repair it with a rivet
Next time you're prepared to discard something that's broken around your house, think twice-- may be you can repair it very easily with a rivet or two.Read Article
How a house is put togetherRead Article
Your pet and mine
Distemper is a vicious affliction. It kills thousands of dogs each year. Although distemper is similar to in-fluenza, because it unbalances the dog's entire system, its severity is far greater and its aftermaths are often deadly.Read Article
How do you rate as a traveler?
On a map you probably can point out many famous cities and places that you have visited. How many of the following famous tourist attractions that you have visited or plan to visit, can you locate, without a map and with only the following clues?Read Article
When ordering by mail...Read Article
Safe ways to thaw that frozen pipe
Many a home fire has been started by a handyman who tried to thaw a frozen water pipe with a blowtorch. Such drastic action is dangerous and unnecessary. There are several ways to do the job cleanly and safely.Read Article
They heat their house with sunshine
Many of us don't happen to live where sunshine is a dependable daily commodity. But, for those who are so favored year round, the home pictured here puts this cheerful warmth to moneysaving use. It's a home designed so the sun will foot much of the wintertime fuel bill.Read Article
Get more out of your radiatorRead Article
Metal furnitureRead Article
Use a "one-pattern" lookRead Article
Escapists or realists?
They are nice, normal youngsters, your Susan and Johnny, sturdy, bright-eyed, and healthy. They do pretty well in school, too, passing grades always, sometimes a little more. And, socially, they're popular with their own crowd, polite and pleasant to yours.Read Article
For spots that take wear--Brick garden paving
Comparatively simple and inexpensive surfacing of outdoor areas where sod can't take the wear will add immeasurably to your family's convenience and comfort, and make your whole place look smarter.Read Article
The diary of a Plain dirt gardener
There's a great day coming, by and by. That big red sun went down north of the elm tree west of the house tonight.Read Article
Now's the time to...
Finish planting roses-- the sooner the better, especially in Florida and along the Gulf Coast. Feed rose beds along the Gulf Coast-- feed later in the month in the Middle South.Read Article
Keep tire chains snug
The modern American car has become a family necessity during winter. It offers protection and comfort as well as a means of transportation during the cold snowand-ice months. Therefore, knowing how to "baby your buggy" in bad weather is a subject that gets considerable attention from the average motorist from November through March.Read Article
Roses for special uses
Roses are quite a bit like food. You're saying nothing against desserts when you call for bacon and eggs at breakfast. It's nothing against climbers when we choose hybrid-teas and floribundas for a border we need to keep low. For each spot you want to plant roses, there's a type best suited to fill it. Below we suggest outstanding candidates.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Rosie had her high-school club at our house one evening, and from what we gathered the meeting was a big success. What we gathered included 14 pop bottles, 14 ice-cream plates, and 3 potato-chip dishes-- most of them under the living-room chairs-- next morning.Read Article