The TEN MILLION DOLLAR teacher
The most talked-of person in Wayne, New Jersey, today is a music teacher, Louise Johnson, who parlayed a four-cent investment in a postage stamp into a $10,000,000 windfall for the town and its schools.Read Article
Should your youngster own a car?
There's a 17-year-old lifeguard at a suburban Connecticut beach with an appearance and manner as all-American as his name, which is close to, but not quite, Jim Smith. Until last year, Jim was making his young way through life in an orderly fashion. He tried hard and performed well at school, where his marks and his interest, while not outstanding, were above average.Read Article
Will one of these young men be our next Einstein?
BRIEFCASE in hand, the young father paused at the door of his red-tile-roofed home in Scarsdale, New York, and waved his two sons off to school. Then he kissed his wife and baby daughter goodbye, gently brushed aside the Siamese cat, mounted his English bicycle, and pedaled off to the railroad station. Standing on the crowded platform, he shifted the weight of his bulging briefcase to the other hand to ease the slight twinge of pain he still occasionally felt in the shoulder he had dislocated while skiing a month earlier.Read Article
IT'S TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT ROSESRead Article
Ideas to spark favorite roomsRead Article
They worked wonders with a 50-foot lotRead Article
PREVIEW OF SPRINGRead Article
An exciting "new" Traditional house!
Every month, many readers ask why we don't publish Traditional houses more often. Sometimes you ask for "Colonial" or "Cape Cod" or just "Early American." Frankly, we'd be happy to oblige.Read Article
Famous flower master shows you how
To Koshu Tsujii-- one of Japan's leading flower craftsmen-- flower arranging is not only his chosen profession, but a dedicated way of life. Despite the fact that his arrangements (seen on pages 56 and 57) are considered so skillful that his country rates him as one of their "national treasures," they're so classically simple in line and detail that even beginners can try them, and feel justifiably elated with the results!Read Article
FAMOUS FOODS FROM FAMOUS PLACES
EVERY time you walk through the kitchen at Chalet Suzanne, you see someone carrying a pound of butter. That's the secret of the superb food served by this famous inn at Lake Wales in central Florida, between Cypress Gardens and the Bok Tower. Owner-manager Bertha Hinshaw will tell you, "I'm a great butter and cream girl. Nothing is too good for my guests!"Read Article
Leftovers--good to the last bite!
Combine milk and eggs; pour over bread cubes. Add remaining ingredients; toss lightly to blend. Spread mixture in greased 8x8x2-inch baking dish. Set dish in shallow pan on oven rack. Pour hot water around it 1 inch deep. Bake in moderate oven (350°) about 35 to 40 minutes or till knife inserted halfway between center and out-side edge comes out clean.Read Article
George Washington ate here!
Though there's many a country inn and old house that boasts of Washington's having slept there, not many record his presence at a meal. It's too bad, because our first President had very definite views on table manners. At an early age, he jotted down rules that aren't out of date today.Read Article
Nut desserts--so goodRead Article
Favorite casserolesRead Article
These FOODS are NEWS!
Apple-spice cake mix. It makes a delicious cake-- one that's moist and fluffy with good old-fashioned flavor. The mix comes in a 1-pound 2-ounce package.Read Article
WIVES: Could you take over family finances?
Experts who see wives caught in the backwash of an emotional crisis say that they are almost totally uninformed on family finances. Funeral directors, hospital managers, lawyers, and insurance men state that 50 percent helplessly depend on someone else's advice in facing finances when a husband is ill or dies.Read Article
Train your dog this easy wayRead Article
Home Planning Center
Look for this Better Homes & Gardens "Home Planning Center" seal when you're looking for ideas to help make your home more comfortable and attractive. It identifies leading stores which feature personal counsel on home planning, decorating and furnishings.Read Article
Shoot it out in the basement!Read Article
Good workshop wiringRead Article
The Cajun country
FEW people who visit New Orleans realize that right under their noses lies one of the most fascinating regions in America-- the strange and lovely Acadian country, or "Cajun" as residents call it. Granted, New Orleans is fascinating enough on its own, but this Louisiana countryside of sleepy bayous, lush green marshes, massive old oaks hung with gray Spanish moss is not to be missed.Read Article
How to get plans
Designed by America's foremost architects, ranging in style from Cape Cod to Contemporary. And all are planned to give you the maximum in comfort, convenience, beauty, and value for your dollar.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
The trouble with bipartisanship is that in an election year neither party seems to be quite sure whether it's smarter to take the credit or lay the blame, so both do both.Read Article