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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Latest Garden News

Pages: 8, 325

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Latest Garden News

We'll have better roses for spring planting, as a result of research by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: First yon find a site ...then build

Pages: 10, 11, 280, 281, 282, 283

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First yon find a site ...then build

Houses should be fitted to lots. Lots should not be fitted to houses. If you're building, you should first develop a site plan to achieve the best orientation for view, privacy, and appearance. Even when buying a development house, you should be sure this planning hasn't been overlooked.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: We visited a Nevada ghost town

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We visited a Nevada ghost town

We were lost when we stumbled into Virginia City, Nevada, but our visit to this ghost town will forever remain in our minds as the best side trip we ever took.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: How to plant a shrub

Pages: 16, 17

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How to plant a shrub

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: WHIT'S NEW in home furnishings

Pages: 18, 20

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WHIT'S NEW in home furnishings

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: How to help your husband succeed

Pages: 24, 242, 244, 245

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How to help your husband succeed

Someone once said that "being in love is not looking into another's eyes-- it's looking in the same direction." I don't know who said that but-- bless him or bless her --no better advice could be given to married couples seeking a higher rung on this complex ladder we call life.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Spokane's most admired teacher

Pages: 38, 40, 43, 184

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Spokane's most admired teacher

School Superintendent Shaw looked out over the 1,000 Spokane teachers in the auditorium, then again at the speaker he was introducing. The trim young man sat there expectantly, a guide dog by his side.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: TV's fabulous

Pages: 55, 60, 62, 65, 186, 187

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TV's fabulous "private eye"

Recently, in a Los Angeles TV service branch, police sat watching a television screen. The "program" was different from anything you're likely to see at home. There was no music, no talking, no sound of any kind. The picture didn't look dramatic-- two men loading boxes into a pickup truck.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: God meant us to find the atom!

Pages: 73, 136, 137, 138

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God meant us to find the atom!

Once I stood within 9 miles of one of our sizable nuclear explosions. I stood riveted, dumbfounded, awe-stricken. I had a feeling I might be looking into eternity.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: SPLIT LEVEL: A better small house?

Pages: 74, 75, 76, 77, 330, 331, 332, 333

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SPLIT LEVEL: A better small house?

Split-level planning is not new, but it hasn't been long in use. It harks back to the story-and-a-half house in shape, the two-story house in space. And it's a big improvement on both.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: So you don't have a green thumb!

Pages: 78, 79

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So you don't have a green thumb!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Don't miss Canada's Maritimes

Pages: 80, 81, 342, 343, 344, 345, 346

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Don't miss Canada's Maritimes

If you and the family have been yearning for a few days' escape to a land of quaint fishing villages, historic shrines, and peaceful valleys, where summer sunshine is cooled by a tangy breeze from the sea, then by all means head for the Maritimes. In the three provinces-- New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia-- 10 days will give you time to see the best.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: You can be a handyman . . . sure you can!

Pages: 82, 83, 256, 257, 262, 264

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You can be a handyman . . . sure you can!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: How to cut costs without cutting Space

Pages: 86, 87, 279

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How to cut costs without cutting Space

Every square foot of a house is measured in dollars and cents. To cut costs, you either cut space... or, as in this builder's development house, employ planning and construction that give more of everything for less money.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: The secrets of add-to decorating

Pages: 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94

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The secrets of add-to decorating

Of all the questions we receive from readers like yourself, one of the most asked is how to combine the old and new. It's really easy to do. Here's a good step-by-step check list to help you plan. Remember, you'll want to add some things, but you'll also want to make the most of old things.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Small trees can do big things

Page: 95

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Small trees can do big things

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: CHOCOLATE DESSERTS

Pages: 96, 97, 143, 144, 147

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CHOCOLATE DESSERTS

Bananipops (1) are good, and good for kiddies. Easy fixing, too. Just perch half a banana on a paddle stick, coat with melted chocolate, and chill to harden. For children's party, anchor the pops in plastic foam for a centerpiece. Ours is topped with a toy "chocolate" soldier and trimmed with big gumdrops and packaged chocolate-drumstick candies.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: These kitchens won't fence you in

Pages: 104, 105, 148

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These kitchens won't fence you in

Something new is happening in the kitchen. It no longer has to be boxed off with walls. Kitchens now may open into the living area of the home and give a feeling of space without increasing house costs or size.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Money for your recipes

Page: 108

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Money for your recipes

YOUR FAVORITE RECIPE for harvest fruit salads or quick casseroles may win one of the cash prizes in our new contest. The Cook-of-the-Month will receive $20. Twenty other winners will receive $5 each. Eight of the winning recipes will be pictured in the Prize Tested Recipes pages next November. The winners of these 21 prizes will receive the Better Homes & Gardens Certificate of Endorsement and six copies of the endorsed recipes.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Bake hot cross buns for Easter

Pages: 118, 119, 159

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Bake hot cross buns for Easter

Soften active dry yeast in warm water or compressed yeast in lukewarm water. Combine milk, sugar, salt, and shortening; cool to lukewarm. Sift 1 cup flour with the cinnamon; stir into milk mixture. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in yeast and currants; add remaining flour to make a soft dough.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Rhubarb wonders

Pages: 126, 266, 292

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Rhubarb wonders

The word for rhubarb? Some say pieplant. But we say delicious! And now that the first shoots of rhubarb are appearing, it's time to treat your family to rhubarb sauce, refreshing punch, tart-sweet pie and cobbler.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article:

Pages: 132, 134, 135

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"Picklepuss" specials

Find yourself reaching for the pickle dish not just once, but twice, three times, or more? Like to munch on a dill? Do you fairly load pickle relish on a hot dog? Then you're a Peter Piper at heart. You'll want to try a peck of pickle tricks, whip up our extra-tasty recipes (they're on page 135) using your favorite pepper-upper.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Frosted sandwich loaf

Page: 140

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Frosted sandwich loaf

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: No more mud pies for these kids!

Pages: 160, 161, 177, 178

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No more mud pies for these kids!

Your youngsters' cherished mud-pie modelings need no longer crumble in the sun. Clays that bake in your kitchen oven are the modern way to keep your children's treasured designs.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Shirt-laundering know-how

Pages: 163, 236, 237

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Shirt-laundering know-how

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Even rooms change their ways

Pages: 173, 174

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Even rooms change their ways

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: You can't help but relax

Page: 180

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You can't help but relax

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Greet them at Easter

Pages: 181, 348, 357

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Greet them at Easter

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Canada's Maritimes

Pages: 185, 346

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Canada's Maritimes

Drive from St. Stephen to Saint John, N.B., over Highway 1; 89 miles, paved all the way. Some very sharp turns. Driving time: about 2½ hours. Spend the afternoon and evening seeing Saint John.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: New furniture arrangement

Page: 188

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New furniture arrangement

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: How to put your tools away

Pages: 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195

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How to put your tools away

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: The best room came last!

Page: 197

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The best room came last!

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Here's furniture you can make

Pages: 207, 208

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Here's furniture you can make

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: The drop of water that wrecks your house

Pages: 213, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274

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The drop of water that wrecks your house

Many materials in your home are highly susceptible to damage from water. It may be the free water that comes in from the outside, or the invisible vapor produced inside. Either way, the results can be equally ruinous and very costly to repair.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: What is this thing called PUBERTY?

Pages: 214, 215, 216, 217, 292

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What is this thing called PUBERTY?

In the office of a Detroit high-school principal recently, the mother of a 14-year-old girl-- let's call her Mrs. Haywood-- poured out a familiar story.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: The house that looks in on itself

Pages: 220, 221, 222

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The house that looks in on itself

Once inside this house, you've left the city-- although it's located on a narrow (50-foot city lot with neighbors on all sides. Surprisingly, it wasn't necessary to encircle the house completely with high fence to achieve this privacy.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: How to be friends with a shovel

Pages: 225, 226

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How to be friends with a shovel

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Dailies brought up to date

Pages: 228, 322

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Dailies brought up to date

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Handy Painting Guide

Page: 229

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Handy Painting Guide

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Planning makes the difference

Page: 231

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Planning makes the difference

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Tips for care of tots' clothes

Pages: 232, 303, 323

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Tips for care of tots' clothes

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Silver made truly yours

Page: 247

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Silver made truly yours

Personalizing your silver with a family monogram has revealed proud ownership since the sixteenth century. Your own taste and personal feeling should guide you when selecting engraving or embossing. A jeweler can be of great help if you want to know what types of initials look best with your pattern.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Try these decorating ideas

Pages: 248, 249, 251, 277

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Try these decorating ideas

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: One room does many jobs

Page: 252

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One room does many jobs

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: You can paint fast with a roller

Pages: 269, 275, 276

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You can paint fast with a roller

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: New life for your old shrubs

Pages: 285, 290

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New life for your old shrubs

Pruning can be a whack, slash, chop routine, or it can be the first step in changing an overgrown shrub into a strong, attractive plant.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Garden storage to save time and temper

Pages: 286, 287, 356

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Garden storage to save time and temper

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: How to care for Easter pets

Pages: 288, 289, 290

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How to care for Easter pets

Chicks. The cardboard box-- first home for your baby chick-- should be covered with cheesecloth or wire screening to prevent escape. Warmth is a "must"-- 92 degrees. Each week, this is reduced by 3 degrees until room temperature is reached.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Good Small pools yon can build

Pages: 294, 295, 354, 355

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Good Small pools yon can build

Maybe you'd like a pool to improve the looks of your garden-- but you've held off because you're thinking in terms of a costly, Hollywood-size structure, complete with diving board. Well, you needn't.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Plan for comfort-plus

Pages: 296, 297

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Plan for comfort-plus

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: New headlights add 80 feet to your vision!

Page: 298

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New headlights add 80 feet to your vision!

Almost 15 years ago, the sealed-beam headlight was introduced. Anyone who remembers the old dirty reflectors and separate bulbs will admit this was a great improvement. Four years ago, new designs were again started. After a good deal of engineering and development, the new headlight has arrived.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Five

Pages: 304, 305, 306, 308, 309

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Five "to-grow-in" rooms for children

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Can you improve your soil?

Pages: 310, 314

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Can you improve your soil?

Soil is made up of many things-- silt, clay, insects and microorganisms, decaying roots-- and, around new homes, the debris left by builders.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

Pages: 316, 352

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The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

April 1 There was no foolishness about it-- my reliable old thermometer outside the window stood at 25 this a.m. All outdoors was covered with white frost.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Now's the time to...

Pages: 318, 319, 321

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Now's the time to...

Plant your strawberry bed, a dozen everbearing plants for each member of the family, for berries all summer. Set out fruit trees, berry bushes, and grapevines.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Garden words

Pages: 327, 328

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Garden words

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Here's a spot we'd like to own

Page: 334

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Here's a spot we'd like to own

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: The

Pages: 336, 337, 338, 339, 349

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The "inside" bathroom

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Good for another 100 years

Pages: 340, 341, 350, 351

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Good for another 100 years

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Personal help in home building, remodeling, and decorating

Pages: 347, 348

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Personal help in home building, remodeling, and decorating

When you're looking for ways to make your home more comfortable and attractive, look for this seal. It identifies the Better Homes & Gardens Home Planning Center, where you can get personal counsel on your home-planning problems.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Safe driving

Page: 355

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Safe driving

Many a driver, cruising along the highway at normal speed, has been confronted by another car in his lane heading toward him at high speed. What a driver does in those three or four seconds may save his life-- and the lives of others.

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: Greet them at Easter

Page: 357

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Greet them at Easter

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Better Homes & Gardens April 1955 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 366

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Christine warned me to take my raincoat the other morning, but there wasn't a sign of rain, so I left without it. Of course, it rained all the way home! But Chris never rubs it in; she always thinks up some extenuating comment, such as: "Oh well, at least the sky was bright this morning."

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