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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: 1956 Home Improvement Contest

Pages: 6, 9

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1956 Home Improvement Contest

THIS CONTEST covers any improvement to your home and surrounding property. And you have 128 chances to win in the four divisions-- Exteriors, Interiors, Additions, and Kitchen-Utility areas-- explained in detail further on. You are officially entered in the contest when we receive a Preliminary Entry Form from you. Besides one printed below and elsewhere in this issue, there'll be others in following issues, as well as at retail stores and financial institutions cooperating as contest headquarters.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Accessories five a room personality

Pages: 10, 11, 12

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Accessories five a room personality

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Save steps with a sliding table

Pages: 14, 15

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Save steps with a sliding table

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: How They live on $10,000 a year

Pages: 17, 222, 223, 243

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How They live on $10,000 a year

.Douglas F. and his wife Norma keep no budget. Nor do they scrimp. Their home in a Los Angeles suburb is handsome and well kept. They eat steaks and roasts every week; invite guests in for dinner three or four times a month. Their two children receive elaborate medical care. Doug plays golf and poker without counting the cost particularly, and recently Norma bought an $85 camera "on an impulse," she said.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Work magic with a mural

Page: 22

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Work magic with a mural

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: A flat-bottom boat you can build

Pages: 26, 28, 222

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A flat-bottom boat you can build

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: They call it a carporch!

Page: 30

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They call it a carporch!

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: HERE'S YOUR Decorating preview

Pages: 33, 34

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HERE'S YOUR Decorating preview

Bed and couch frames have a new, low look. Casters or glides fasten directly to the metal frame without leg extensions. This puts the bottom of the box spring as low as 3 inches from the floor and brings the whole couch down to a more comfortable sitting level. To keep a couch from slipping away from the wall, rubber glides are used. New, nylon-base glides let the frame move easily for bedmaking without marring the floor.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Latest Garden News

Pages: 36, 39

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Latest Garden News

Time-honored ideas about growing tuberous begonias will have to be altered somewhat, as a result of experiments conducted by testers of the Men's Garden Clubs of America.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: A houseful of ideas!

Page: 41

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A houseful of ideas!

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Built-ins for a small bathroom

Page: 42

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Built-ins for a small bathroom

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: HOW-TO for the handyman

Pages: 44, 47

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HOW-TO for the handyman

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: A shot that stops aching backs

Pages: 48, 50

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A shot that stops aching backs

The best news yet for backache victims is a remarkably simple new treatment that promises to clear up about 90 percent of all the low back pains in the world-- and that's a lot of misery.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Beautiful silver that's practical

Pages: 53, 55

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Beautiful silver that's practical

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: It's NEWS to me!

Pages: 57, 58, 60

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It's NEWS to me!

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: The IDEA HOME of the Year

Pages: 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 188, 189, 192, 208

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The IDEA HOME of the Year

As you make your way from the entrance of our Idea Home of the Year, you'll discover three areas of living... all well defined in purpose by location and convenience... and each enjoying its own companion outdoor living area.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: It might as well be spring!

Pages: 82, 83

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It might as well be spring!

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Are we getting our money's worth in our schools?

Pages: 84, 85, 86, 87

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Are we getting our money's worth in our schools?

Americans pay more taxes for public education than any other function of government except national defense. Per capita, every American is paying about $70 this year in taxes for education. A family of four, on this basis, may be paying close to one month's wages out of every 12.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Here's equipment with double purpose

Pages: 96, 203, 204

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Here's equipment with double purpose

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Kitchen eating areas--all sizes and shapes

Pages: 98, 99

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Kitchen eating areas--all sizes and shapes

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Money for your recipes

Page: 105

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Money for your recipes

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Plum-good desserts

Pages: 106, 112, 146

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Plum-good desserts

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Here's the scoop on ice cream fix-ups

Pages: 118, 144

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Here's the scoop on ice cream fix-ups

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Stir up our best blueberry muffins

Page: 123

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Stir up our best blueberry muffins

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Family room to laundry--in two minutes!

Pages: 135, 138

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Family room to laundry--in two minutes!

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Draperies can be a wall

Page: 149

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Draperies can be a wall

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: It's done with mirrors!

Page: 153

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It's done with mirrors!

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Decorative trimming adds distinction

Pages: 154, 155, 156, 171, 172

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Decorative trimming adds distinction

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: How to put a fence to work

Pages: 158, 159

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How to put a fence to work

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: lust look what wallpaper can do!

Pages: 160, 161

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lust look what wallpaper can do!

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Every wall has good ideas

Pages: 162, 163

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Every wall has good ideas

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Where to put the TV set

Pages: 164, 245

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Where to put the TV set

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Have you heard about Home Fashion Time?

Page: 166

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Have you heard about Home Fashion Time?

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Solved: five

Pages: 174, 175

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Solved: five "old house" problems

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Pressure is off the rest of the house with A basement room for the younger set

Pages: 178, 179

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Pressure is off the rest of the house with A basement room for the younger set

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: First aid for ailing tools

Pages: 181, 207, 213

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First aid for ailing tools

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Remodel: one way to get the lot you like

Pages: 182, 183, 184, 185, 242

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Remodel: one way to get the lot you like

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Music and your child

Pages: 186, 214, 215

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Music and your child

In the full and happy world that every parent wants to make for his child, music is now playing its biggest role. Through helping your child to like music, you are laying a foundation for peace, relaxation, and spiritual values which will last for the rest of his life.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: From porch to family room--in one easy remodeling

Pages: 190, 191

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From porch to family room--in one easy remodeling

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: How to Refinish hardwood floors

Pages: 193, 194

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How to Refinish hardwood floors

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Talking birds are good company

Pages: 198, 199, 216

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Talking birds are good company

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: A 1956 report: The ABC's of heating today's house

Pages: 200, 201, 219, 226

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A 1956 report: The ABC's of heating today's house

The most expensive single appliance you own next to your car is the machinery that warms your house. This equipment costs from 5 to 10 percent of the price of your house itself. You may well pay the cost of a new television set every year just to keep it running.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Wiring modernization begins in the kitchen

Pages: 210, 217

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Wiring modernization begins in the kitchen

In the past several years the kitchen has shrunk in physical size, but it has grown electrically. It's almost predictable if your house is over 10 years old that your kitchen is not properly wired for today's equipment. Out own failing is that many new houses are underwired.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Same space but bigger living

Pages: 220, 221

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Same space but bigger living

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: How to dig and store glads

Page: 227

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How to dig and store glads

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: It's time to revive tour lawn

Pages: 228, 229, 244

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It's time to revive tour lawn

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: FENCES--from post to rail to screen

Pages: 231, 232

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FENCES--from post to rail to screen

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: SEPTEMBER GARDEN REMINDERS

Pages: 234, 235, 237

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SEPTEMBER GARDEN REMINDERS

Lawns: Patch bare spots in established lawns and plant new lawns as soon as possible. Use a seed mixture containing a high percentage of bluegrasses for sunny areas, and fescue grass for sun and shade areas. Keep newly seeded areas constantly dark with moisture until seedlings are up.... Feed established lawns.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: Ideas to help yon decorate your home in Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book Exhibit

Pages: 238, 239, 243

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Ideas to help yon decorate your home in Better Homes & Gardens Decorating Book Exhibit

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

Pages: 240, 241

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The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

Sept. 1 If you had gone by here a little after sunup, you could have seen me out south of the house, peering down at the grass. This was where I had peppered some crabgrass with a new killer in dust form.

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Better Homes & Gardens September 1956 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 252

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Youngish Loren Pedrick, five times a grandfather, took his pretty wife Pauline out for an all-day picnic recently, just the two of them, first time since their courtship days. It was most unfortunate. Pauline has spread the word so enthusiastically that every woman in town is now "dinging" at us men to know why we aren't romantic and thoughtful that way.

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