CREED OF THEDESERT
JUNE LE MERT PAXTON
Guard us closely Cacti mother,Guard thy children as of yore;Strap upon thy thorny armourThat is what God made it for.Guard us 'gainst those thoughtlesspeopleWho all rules or signs ignore.We are here to live in freedom,That is what God made us for.
Civic groups in the desert area areinvited to use this column for announc-ing fairs, rodeos, conventions and otherevents which have more than merelocal interest. Copy must reach theDesert Magazine by the 5th of themonth preceeding publication. There isno charge for these announcements.
27—Annual lost gold trek of theDons Club of Phoenix to Supersti-tion mountain. Arthur H. Weberis chairman of the trek committee.MAR. 5-6—Sierra Club of Californiato camp overnight at 48 Palms andvisit Inscription Rock, 29 Palms andother scenic points in Joshua TreeNational Monument area.MAR. 513—Imperial Valley MidwinterFair at Imperial, California. Agri-cultural and livestock exhibits andentertainment program.MAR. 12—University of Arizona atTucson to select outstanding pianoand voice students in state to ap-pear on April 10 with Tucson Sym-phony orchestra.MAR. 12-13—Annual Papago Indianceremonials to be held at the his-toric San Xavier del Bac mission.
Thomas Lawther who spon-sored the revival of these old dances,is in charge of the preparations forthis year's program.MAR. 18—Mrs. Elizabeth W. AyerCampbell, associate of the South-western Museum, to give lecture atthe Heard Museum in Phoenix.MAR. 25-26—Annual district musicalfestival at Santa Fe, New Mexico.MAR. 26-27—Sierra Club of Californiato camp overnight at Martinez can-yon in Coachella valley and exploreold Indian trails.
Vol. 1MARCH, 1938
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Desert Lily in Coachella ValleyPhoto by DEWEY MOOREImportant events scheduled for March 1Peter Spraynozzle writes to the editor 2Prize contest winner 3Pauline Weaver of the Restless FeetBy ARTHUR WOODWARD 4Lily of the WastelandsBy DON ADMIRAL 7Thousands Play on Uncle Sam's White SandpileBy LOUISE C. RUTZ 8Tonto RuinsBy EDITH LITCHFIELD DENNY 10Dick Wick's Frog Still Lives at SalomeBy RANDALL HENDERSON 12Bloodstone in the OrocopiasBy JOHN W. HILTON 14White Medicine ManBy MRS. WHITE MOUNTAIN SMITH 16Feel of the DesertBy JOHN STEWARD MacCLARY 18Yuma's Sunshine ReporterBy J. WILSON McKENNEY 19Here and There on the Desert 20"Desert Rat" and other poems 22Amateur photographer's contest 22Present and Past Literature of the Desert 23Prize contest announcement 25Sez Hard Rock ShortyBy LON GARRISON 26Compiled by TRACY M. SCOTT 28Just Between You and MeBy the EDITOR 32
The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 597 State Street,El Centro, California. Entered as second class matter, October 11, 1937, at the post office atEl Centro, California, under the Act of March 3, 1879.Title registered, contents copyrighted 1938 by the Desert Publishing Company. Permissionto reproduce contents must be secured from the editor in writing. Subscription rate $2.50 ayear in
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