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193901 Desert Magazine 1939 January

193901 Desert Magazine 1939 January

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The Five Best Months
are
Here
January, February, March, April,
and
May
are the
most beautiful months
in
the
desert, according
to
most
of
our
readers.Then
the air
is
snappy
but
mild,
the sun-
shine
is
comfortably warm,
the
sunsetsare incomparable,
the
water holes
are
brimming,
and the
vast fields
of
wild-flowers present their fragrance
and
vividcolor.
To
get the
most from these months
you
shouldhave
the
Desert Magazine
at
your side
as
you travel.It will open new vistas, introduce you
to
interestingpeople, picturesque camping spots, significant devel-opments.
Here
is the
solution
to
that belated ChristmasGift problem: three one-year subscriptions
to the
Desert Magazine (including your
own)
for
$5.00.
Your friends will appreciate
the
houghtfulness thatgives
a
year
of
release
in the
desert's wide openspaces.
Single subscription $2.50. Back copies
of
first14 editions available
at
25c each; first year file withbinder $3.50.
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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.
DEC. 29 to JAN. 2—Sun carnivalat El Paso, Texas.DEC. 31, JAN.
1-2—Sierra
clubof California to spend weekendexploring Split Mountain can-yon in Vallecito mountains, in-cluding trip to Elephant trees.W. E. Andrews, leader.JAN.
1—New
Year dances in vari-ous New Mexico Indian pueblos.JAN. 2—Charles Wakefield Cad-man to assist in directing theopera SHANEWLS, to be givenby university glee clubs at Tuc-son.JAN. 6 — Installation of Indiangovernors in New Mexico pu-eblos.JAN. 14-15—Riverside chapter ofSierra club to visit Painted can-yon and Salton Sea mud geysers.JAN. 14-15—Annual state conven-tion of Arizona Lions clubs atPhoenix.JAN. 20-21-22 -- Annual buffalohunt in Houserock canyon, nor-thern Coconino county, Arizona.Permits to be issued for 14 buf-falo this year. Applications mustreach State Game Warden Will-iam H. Sawtelle by January 15.JAN. 21-22—Sierra club to campat Rattlesnake canyon near Twen-tynine Palms, California, and hiketo Fortynine Palms.JAN. 23—St. Ildephonsus Day tobe observed at San Ildefonso,New Mexico.JAN. 25-26 National WoolGrowers Association, San Ange-
lo,
Texas.JAN. 29-30 Rodeo at CasaGrande, Arizona.JAN. 29-30—Third Annual Rodeoat Palm Springs, California.JAN. 31-FEB.
1--Arizona
CattleGrowers Association meets atSafford, Arizona.
Continuous through fall and winter:series of public art exhibits in Fine Artsbuilding, University of New Mexico,Albuquerque. Featured are paintings byrepresentative New Mexico artists.Ralph Douglass, director.
Volume 2JANUARY. 1939Number 3COVERCALENDARPHOTOGRAPHYLEGENDLIVINGPOETRYPERSONALITYCAMERA ARTREPTILESMYSTERYADVENTURERECREATIONHOBBIESWRITERSFICTIONMININGHOMESNEWSWEATHERPRIZESTRAVELLANDMARKPLACE NAMESBOOKSCOMMENTLETTERS
Horned ToadPhoto by Claire and Ralph Proctor, Phoenix, Ariz.January Events on the Desert 1Prize winning pictures 2Sipapu—a Hopi folk taleBy HARRY C. JAMES 3Letter from War God SpringsBy EVERETT RUESS 5STARS OVER MOJAVE and other poems ... 6Bob Arnold—Friend of the NavajosBy MRS. WHITE MOUNTAIN SMITH .... 7"Feel" of the DesertPhoto by WM. M. PENNINGTON 9Desert Reptiles are His FriendsBy MARGUERITE NAEGLE and BERT FIREMAN 10Lost Ship of the DesertBy CHARLES C. NIEHUIS 13We Climbed the Falls on San JacintoBy RANDALL HENDERSON 15Riders of the DesertBy ANTHONY BURKE 18So You Want to Collect Gems!By JOHN W. HILTON 20Contributors to this edition 22Hard Rock Shorty of Death ValleyBy LON GARRISON 22News notes on recent developments 23Suggestions for desert architecture 24Here and There on the Desert 26Desert temperatures during November .... 27Announcement for amateur photographers ... 28Road information from Death Valley 29Prize announcement for January 31Compiled by TRACY M. SCOTT 32Reviewing publications of the Southwest ... 34Just Between You and Me, by the Editor ... 36Comment from Desert Magazine readers ... 37
The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 597State Street, El Centro, California. Entered as second class matter Oeteber 11, 1937 at
the
post office at El Centro, California, under the Act of March 3, 1879.Title registered No. 358865 in U. S. Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1938 bythe Desert Publishing Company. Permission to reproduce contents must be secured
from
the editor in writing;. Subscription rate $2.50 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
notice
of change of address to the circulation department by the fifth of the month preceding
issue.
JANUARY,
1939
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