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.JAN. 28—Annual meeting of ImperialHighway Ass'n at
Cali-fornia. Election of officers.JAN. 29, 30—Third annual rodeo atPalm Springs, California.JAN. 29, 30—Rodeo at Casa Grande.Arizona.JAN. 31-FEB. 1 -- Arizona
Growers Ass'n meets
1-14 - - Exhibit of paintings by-John Hilton and etchings by HenryDe Kruif at Desert Inn Art gallery atPalm Springs, California.
3, 4, 5—Riverside county fair andCoachella Valley Date festival at
California. Horse show the3rd, parade the 4th, annual stampede4th and 5th.
3, 4, 5—First annual SpanishFiesta at Douglas, Arizona.
5—Lucius G. Folsom to speak on"The Land of Ten ThousandSmokes" at Southwest Museum, LosAngeles, 3 p. m., no charge.
9-12—Junior chamber of com-merce rodeo at Phoenix, Arizona.
11 — Nevada State Press associ-ation to hold annual convention at
12—Dedication of Desert Botani-cal Garden of Arizona in Papagopark. Phoenix. Sponsored by ArizonaCactus and Native Flora society, Mrs.Gertrude D. Webster, president.
12—Francis H. Elmore to lectureon "Indians of the Southwest andTheir Ceremonials" at SouthwestMuseum, Los Angeles, 3 p. m., nocharge.
12 - 18—Imperial Valley Lettuceand Cantaloupe growers and shipper--to hold 10th annual invitational golftournament at Brawley, California.
12 - 19—Exhibit at Phoenix Fed-eral Art Center. Selections to bemade for display at New YorkWorld's fair.
15 - 28—Memorial exhibit of
art work of Gordon Coutts at DesertInn Art gallery at Palm Springs.California.
19—Arthur Carthew to lecture on"Some of our National Parks" atSouthwest Museum, Los Angeles, 3
m., no charge.
19-25 — Painting and sculpture-exhibit at University of Nevada at
21-26—La Fiesta de los Vaque-ros at Tucson, Arizona. Includeslivestock show and sale 21st to 26th,Indian Day the 23rd, parade the24th and rodeo 24th to 26th.
24-26—Arizona Association ofSocial Workers meets at Phoenix,Arizona.
26—J. F. Hoover to lecture on"The Navaho People and Their LandProblem" at Southwest Museum,Los Angeles, 3 p. m., no charge.
Montezuma Castle in Arizona, Photograph byFred Hankins of Taft, California.
February events on the Desert 1
"Feel" of the DesertPhoto by WM. M. PENNINGTON 2
White Man's Magic Heals
WHITE MOUNTAIN SMITH
On Manly's Trail to Death Valley
CHARLES KELLY 6
Opals at Zabriski
JOHN W. HILTON 3
Rhythm that Comes from the Earth
ANTOINETTE S. DUCLOS 12
I Have Stayed with the NavajoLetter from EVERETT RUESS 15
Game Farm on the Mojave
RANDALL HENDERSON 16
Announcement for amateur photographers . . .18
Hothouse of the Gods
FLINT HINDMAN 19
Empire on the Colorado
ARTHUR WOODWARD 22
Sphinx of Pyramid Lake
MARIE LOMAS 25
Hard Rock Shorty of Death Valley
LON GARRISON 28
La Corona de Cristo
FRANK A. SCHILLING 29
Out Where the Joshuas Grow, and other poems . 30
How the Great Chiefs Made the Moon
HARRY C. JAMES 31
Just an Old Desert Custom
LARRY WOLMAN 32
Here and There on the Desert 34
Desert temperatures during December
Prize announcement for February 37
Compiled by TRACY M. SCOTT 38
Just Between You and Me,
Comment from Desert Magazine readers
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The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 597State Street, El Centro, California. Entered as second class matter October 11, 1937 at thepost office at El Centro, California, under the Act of March 3, 1879.Title registered No. 358865 in U. S. Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1939 bythe Desert Publishing Company. Permission to reproduce contents must be secured fromthe 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 noticeof change of address to the circulation department by the fifth of the month preceding issue.