Civic groups in the desert area areinvited to use this column for announc-ing fairs, rodeos, conventions and otherevents which have more than local in-terest. Copy must reach the Desert Mag-azine by the 5th of the month preced-ing publication. There is no charge forthese announcements.
OCT. 27-29—State Nurses associ-ation convention, Douglas, Ari-zona.OCT. 27-29—Southwestern Medi-cal association convention at ElPaso,Texas.OCT. 29-30—Annual convention ofArizona State Junior chamber ofcommerce at Globe.OCT. 30—First annual CoachellaValley Horse Show at Indio, Cal-ifornia.OCT. 30-31—New Mexico Healthassociation's convention at LasVegas.OCT. 31—Nevada celebrates its74th birthday.NOV.
States confer-ence of Water Commissionersand Engineers, J. C. Wanslee,chairman, Capitol building,Phoenix.NOV. 1-5 — American Instituteof Mining and Metallurgical En-gineers at Tucson. B. R. Hatcher,chairman.NOV. 7-12 — Fiesta del Sol atPhoenix.NOV. 10-12 — Arizona Bankersassociation convention at Phoenix.NOV. 11—Armistice Day festivi-ties in all desert towns.NOV. 11-12-13—Sierra Club ofCalifornia to tour Lake Mead onchartered boat.NOV. 12—Indian Corn dance,Jemez pueblo, New Mexico.NOV. 12—Indian Buffalo dance atTesuque pueblo, New Mexico.NOV. 14-15—Arizona Pharmaceu-tical association's convention atPhoenix.NOV. 16-19 — Annual Hellzapop-pin rodeo at Buckeye, Arizona.NOV. 19—Homecoming Week atUniversity of Arizona, Tucson.NOV. 24—Thanksgiving Day.NOV. 25-27—Rodeo and '48er atChandler, Arizona.
Vol. 2NOVEMBER. 1938
HISTORYCAMERA ARTADVENTUREARCHAEOLOGYTRAVELOGRECREATIONENTOMOLOGYGEMSDEVELOPMENTPOETRYPLAYHISTORYARTSHOP TALKLANDMARKSPLACE NAMESMININGNEWSBOOKSWEATHERWRITERSCOMMENTDESERT CHARLEY, Photo by Frashers Inc.,Pomona, California.November events on the desert 1From readers of the Desert Magazine 2Amateur contest prize winners 3Navajo GoldBy MRS. WHITE MOUNTAIN SMITH .... 4"Feel" of the DesertPhoto by WM. M. PENNINGTON 7Rope Down and Swim OutBy RANDALL HENDERSON 8We Found the "Three Turkey" Cliff DwellingsBy RICHARD F. VAN VALKENBURGH ... 11Hidden Forest of NevadaBy CHAS. L. HEALD 14OasisBy JAMES L. CARLING 17Praying Mantis of the DesertBy CHARLES F. HARBISON 19Beach Combing on the DesertBy JOHN W. HILTON 20Water for a Desert EmpireBy TAZEWELL H. LAMB 22Shack on the Desert, and other poems .... 25Fiesta del SolBy OREN ARNOLD 2629 Cabbage PalmettosBy LARRY D. WOLMAN 28Twentynine Palms OasisWater color by CLIFFORD LEWIS 29First Year Along the Desert Trail 30Who can identify this picture? 33Compiled by TRACY M. SCOTT 36Brief notes on desert mine operations 37Here and There on the Desert 38Reviews of past and present books of the desert . 40Temperature reports 41About this month's contributors 42Just between You and Me, by the Editor .... 44
The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 697State Street, El Centre, California. Entered as second class matter October 11, 1937 at thepost office at El Centre California, under the Act of March 3, 1879.Title registered No. 368865 in U. S. Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1938 bythe Desert Publishing Company. Permission to reproduce contents must be secured fromthe editor in writing. Subscription rate $2.60 per year in U. S. A. or possessions. Singlecopy 25 cents.RANDALL HENDERSON, EditorTAZEWELL H. LAMB, Associate EditorJ. WILSON McKENNEY, Business ManagerManuscripts and photographs submitted Must be accompanied by full return postage.The Desert Magazine assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of manuscripts or photo,graphs although due care will be exercised for their safety. Subscribers should send noticeof change of address to the circulation department by the fifth of the month preceding issue.