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Women Eagerly Ask

The answer is: “Begin about your own home, whether it is only one room, or a stately country place, to make things more beautiful.”

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Billboard Tax

“Get an interested attorney to prepare an ordinance or town law, taxing billboards, prohibiting their existence within say five hundred feet of a park, parkway, or public square.”

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Force the wires underground!

“Let us force the wires underground in the cities, insisting on complete underground service!”-McFarland, New York City

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Response to a Poor Farmer’s Wife

No, it is not doubtful! Start with one plant in the window, with even the dandelion considered as an object of beauty as it lifts its golden stars with the first warm sun of the opening spring. Your little child will love the dandelions and will be better for knowing that you think them beautiful. […]

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Cleaning up in the small town

Mrs Samual Jordan Huston¬† a american woman living for the moment in India writes about how she was able to make her home there more atractive for just one U.S. doller. she bought some flowers in a local market but then was either given the rest by friends our found them in the near by […]

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Cleaning Up in the Small Town

A police man in Philipeplia made his shelter more atractive fixing it up and planting vines and flowers on it. the other officers “shelters huts look like meare shantys”

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A Department to the Beautifying Our Homes and Towns

“I remember a prize offer in one city two years ago, which led to remarkable results, one poor woman, after bringing her own little yard into good order, actually going to work to raise money for the purchase and planting of vines to make less hideous a most unsightly public-school building.”

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Where can we get the plans?

“There has been especially prepared, in small pamphlet form, a simple plan for the formation of a “Beautiful America Club,” and ¬†this i will gladly send to those who care to write to me for it, inclosing a postage stamp.”

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What Should We Do?

“My first definite suggestion is that the progressive women who are in earnest will form themselves into ‘Beautiful America Clubs,” which may easily affiliate themselves, for the benefit of the information and concerted effort, with the American League of Civic Improvement.”

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