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Woman's home companion
Vol. LXIV, No. 6 (1937)

[Contents] Contents - June,   pp. 4-[5] PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 4

*Dear
Editor"
TO THIS PAGE READERS ARE
INVITED TO CONTRIBUTE COM-
MENTS UPON THE MAGAZINE
qlad to Be Alie
Dear Editor: I have been
a reader of the Com-
PANION since high school
days and if I had taken to
reading all your house-
hold articles at that time,
would maybe be better at my job.
My job is mother to six, five young-
sters and a husband-you know the
type, black-haired and Irish and sort of
helpless without a little shove once in
a while.
Five children; "my goodness, how
do you manage all that work?" Well,
I guess it is work but what would I be
doing with my time otherwise?
My husband works for the state; we
live in a good neighborhood in a seven-
room house that looks, in the front
yard sometimes, like a cross between a
junk yard and a bicycle barn. The in-
side on rainy days looks like a-well I
just can't describe it-I only know
that it takes hours after they are all to
bed to fix a place before the fire to sit
in comfort and read. But it's worth
it, we have gobs of fun, swimming in
summer, snow line in winter, flower
planting in spring with the corners of
the yard allotted to the children for
their gardens; some neglected to be
sure, but one-the second girl's--al-
ways flowering and spick and span.
Our car is seven years old and on its
last legs, our furniture battered, our
table linen pretty shot and never
enough bath towels; but we have fun
and are oh, so glad to be alive and
all healthy. MRS. W.J. R., California
From a Prep School Boy
I1ar Editor: Just a note
ta tell you how much I
appreciated Laurie Hill-
Ner's Joyous Socialist in
t le WOMAN'S HOME COM-
PANION.
Atbough no one at school pays
much attention to the women's maga-
zines we all like those prep school
stories mostly because they really are
the true stuff.            P. W.
Policy  Unchanged
Dear Editor: Every reader
o     iOur magazine who is
so)cially minded should
protest vigorously against
your publication of the
story In the Stars, by Jan
Spiess. It can only be taken as an en-
dorseinent of astrology, a quack
pseudo-science which is causing hordes
of credulous folk to leave their money
with publications and practitioners,
that are credulous or dishonest.
I had thought that the COMPANION
made an effort to present to its readers
the best in scientific and social progress.
The magic triumph of astrology in
this story may represent a new trend.
Is it now your intention to accept as-
trologers, phrenologists and palinists
in your advertising columns? If so, I
should like to be notified of the new
policy in order that I may cancel my
subscription. Mas. G. L. C.. New York
CONTENT
J UhNLE
COVER DESIGN.          .................................Roy SPRETER
She Could Reef a Sail ......               . MAXINE MCBRIDE
Illustrator: Ro!f Klep
The Colonel's Knife ... .....................LEONARD H. NASON
Illustrator: David Hendrickson
Artist's Life ...................................  MARJORIE FISCHER
Illustrator: Mario Cofper
You Can't Have Everything (in 6 parts) Part Ill... KATHLEEN NORRIS
Illustrator: Alfred Parker
Housewarming ........................ ELEANOR CARROLL CHILTON
Illustrator: John H. Crosman
That's Love (in 2 parts) Part I ............... GEORGE WESTON
Illustrator: Donald Teague
Editorials .........
Equipped for Living ..........         . ANNE BRYAN MCCALL
Under One Flag: Pacific Northwest............... STANLEY WALKER
Illustrator: John Atherton
The Father of the Bride......................... FAIRFAX DOWNEY
Illustrator: Jacques Darcy
Vacation Time.......    ....................... ADELE MCKINNIE
Illustrator: Harold von Schmidt
Leisure: Bane or Blessing....................... DELLA B BROWN
Poem: New England Graveyard..........ELIZABETH COATSWORTH
Spring Fashions in Club Programs......... ANNA STEESE RICHARDSON 1
Good  Citizenship  .... .......................................  I
Tower Room .       ...........................................
First in Fashion ............ 77
So Young So Smart....... 78-79
The Dresses You Wear at
Sea  ...................  80-81
Diagram Dresses......... 82-83
White Is so Difficult ........
HAZEL RAWSON CADES 58
A Garden Sun Trap........
DESCRIBED BY ETHEL I. POWER 68-69
For Today's Wedding ....... 96
For a Silver Wedding....... .97
Wedding Sampler .......... 105
A Vacation Cottage .......
DEsIcNED BY LLEWELLYN PRICE 106
The Garage in the Garden...
GRACE TA1HOR 107
The June Food Calendar....
NELL B. N i(oIIsI Ill
There's Always the Right
Salad . . . .DOooy KIRK 112-113
Biscuit Shortcakes..........
NELL 13. NIeIOLS 116-117
Keeping  Posted ............  125
HEADINGS AND DECORATIONS..
News in Prints.     . ...........
For Sunny Sands...........
MARJORIE HOWARD
Very Sheer, Very Firm . . .. 86-
Beach Accessories ..........
English Accent..... GADABOuT
lilustrators:  The Baldwins
Reader-Editor .............
Use Your Silver..
VIRGIIA HA.ILL 108-1
Pets for Children...........
KATHERN AYERS PROPER I
Irises and Roses.. GRACE rABOR 1
Better  Babies..............  1
Ask the Companion .... .. 
Looking Backward .........
DoROTY BLAKE I
The Pantry Moves to the
Kitchen....      ......
ELIZAnBETHl BEVERIlE 126-I
Have You a Pleasant Laun-
dry?  ................
ADA BEssIE SWANN AND
GERTRUDE L. Srnii 128-I
......        . SImNrY BAuSu
'Dear
Editor"
THE EDITOR DOES NOT
NECESSARILY ENDORSE
THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED
01e of Our Reader-Editors
11                     ear Editor As one of
your group of reader-edi-
tos, please let me con-
13                     ratulate the COMPANION
15                     opy came today and we
have been glancing over it preparatory
17        to a good long session by the fire to-
night. I think it is one of the finest
22         numbers yet, so full of so many inter-
esting things.
Especially are we both interested in
24         the articles; the fascinating kitchen,
the hammered copper, the various
helpful household bits. The fiction
looks delightful. Even the advertise-
ments and their recipes look particu-
larlygood. It is, in fact,anunusuallyfine
2         offering. MRS. L. M. 13., Calif oinia
6
9A Thiouight for Fathers
21                    COMPANION   very much
bt was somewhat disap-
2S                    poned when I read the
37                    te   Father's Day on
37   J          theMar ch editorial page.
Y air 01 luence reaches so many!
49We plan to keep the Christmas
19        thought and Easter thought in our
19         minds all year-but we gladly honor
6         these days. So many sons and daugh-
ters are so self-conscious, often so in-
articulate, that the special day is
warmly, welcomed. Following a cus-
toma with others relieves the self-
consciousness.  These days act as
84         reminders too, wvhen days are so full
and go so fast. I know they have
85         brought untold comfort to many par-
87         ents.          L. A. S., New York
88
Flo~'wery S pechc
.1 Dear Editor May I say
rhac the story The Gov-
60rnors Garden Party by
lizabethi Goudge
Nlrhissue) is excel-
orm. That goes for the
11ifustt or, Pierre Brissaud, too!
Ao od(rch ids to the March cover de-
sign! Thank you.
37V. E. A., Pennsylvania
09               Dancing Attndance
32                    Der Editor I read your
35                    iii ide  Insuring  Your
32                    Daughter's  Success.  I
38                    tink it was very sensible
ad fine. It is true, every,
40         1ord of it. Now, a reply
to MrIs. F. R. of Pennsylvania. W~hat
15 .s sh, anyway, toi think a girl %Ixho
can't dance a step can "get aroiund"?
Doesn't she know everyone dances
now, and usually the one who's the
best dancer is the most popular? Of
course the egicient secretary doesn't
.27        have to be a second Ginger Rogers, but
if she is, she's more likely to have her
pliolie ringing all the time she's home
(if ever!).' I agree that some of Young
.29        A merica todayc is pleasure-mad but I
Wouldn't say, at all, that your article
ad ocaed i  I'n for it, one hundred
te cehet.        R. cp ., fontheario
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