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194003 Desert Magazine 1940 March

194003 Desert Magazine 1940 March

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M A IB" A
MARCH,
194025
CENTS
 
tke
(
Bpiphyllum
macropterum
)By IVAN B. MARDISTucson, ArizonaThis picture of one of thenight blooming cereus specieswas awarded first prize in theDesert Magazine's amateurphotographic contest for Janu-ary. Taken with an AvusVoightlander at f32, 3 seconds,with floodlights.
Special Metit
In addition to the prize win-ning pictures, the following am-ateur photographers enteredpictures of more than ordinaryquality:Dick Freeman, Los Angeles,California.L. B. Dixon, Del Mar, Califor-nia.R. B. Cadwalader, Los Ange-
les,
California.
Ancient Mill
By ARLES ADAMSEl Centro, CaliforniaAwarded second prize in theJanuary photographic contest ofthe Desert Magazine. These me-tates were found under an over-hanging rock along the westernrim of the Southern California des-ert. Photograph taken with a Ko-dak Recomar 18 with Plena-chrome film, 1/25 sec. at f8.
 
DESERT
MAR.
1
Miliza Korjus. star
of The
Great Waltz,
in
recital Plaza thea-ter, Palm Springs, California.2-3 Motorboat racing
on
Salton
sea,
sponsored
by
Palm Springs-Coa-chella Valley Motorboat Racingassociation.2-10 Imperial County Midwinter
fair,
Imperial, California. Dorman
V.
Stewart, secretary.3 Third annual student rodeo,
Ari-
zona university, Tucson. Collegestudent competitors from
5
south-west states.3 Demonstration
of
pottery makingby Lulu Howard
and
Lena Mesk-eer,
St.
Johns Indian reservation,program
of
Arizona museum.Phoenix.8-10 First annual Indian show and cere-monials, Phoenix, Arizona.
9-10
Hell Hole canyon
in
Borrego
val-
ley
to be
visited
by
Southern Cali-fornia Sierra club. Leaders
Mr.
and Mrs. Russell Hubbard.10-16 Annual spring music festival
at
University
of
Arizona, Tucson.Alec Templeton, featured artist,
to
appear March
13.
12-24
—Flagellation
of
Los Penitenles
in
Rio Grande settlements, from
F.s-
panolo north
to
Taos, New Mexi-
co.
Not
open
to
public.13 Pinon nuts subject
of Dr.
ElbertL. Little, ecologist,
at
Phoenix,Arizona museum.15 Alec Templeton
in
piano recitalat Palm Springs Plaza theater.l()-24 Sierra club will visit central Ari-zona
and
Grand Canyon,
led by
E. Stanley Jones,
Al
Baldwin
and
Frank
A.
Schilling
of
Los Angeles.
17-24
Holy Week celebrated with
pro-
cessions
and
ceremonies
in
Span-ish-American villages
of New
Mexico.17 Winter championship gymkhana
at
Palm Springs.17 Arizona Cactus
and
Native Florasociety meets
at
Phoenix,
Mrs.
Gertrude
D.
Webster, president.13-19 New Mexico Cattle Growers
as-
sociation meets
in
Gallup.20 Bird banding topic
of
Natt
N.
Dodge, park naturalist. ArizonaMuseum, Phoenix.2
2
Early Indians
of
Southern Cali-fornia subject
of
Edwin
F.
Walk-er, Southwest Museum archaeolo-gist,
at
Sierra club meeting. BoosBros.,
Los
Angeles.2 3-24 Agua Caliente springs near Valle-cito setting
for
weekend
of
Sierraclub.
Pat
Carmichal leader.28-30 Desert cavalcade, annual festivalof Calexico, California.
Al
Vier-
hus,
association president;
Mrs.
Rose Brown, pageant chairman.28-31
La
Fiesta
del Sol and
horseshowat Phoenix.
P. B.
Murphy, secre-tary.
1..\
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Z.
~~
Volume
3
MARCH, 1940 Number
5
COVER
Evening Primrose, copyrighted photograph
by
Stephen
H. Willard, Palm Springs, California
PHOTOGRAPHY
Prize winning pictures
in
January
. . .
Inside cover
LETTERS
Comment from Desert Magazine readers
... 2
HISTORY
Slave Girl
of
the Mojaves
By
OREN ARNOLD
3
CAMERA
ART
Ute. Photograph
by
WM. M. PENNINGTON
. . 9
CONTENTMENT
Montana Jim's Utopia
By
MARIE LOMAS
10
PUZZLE
Desert Quiz—a test
of
your knowledge
of
the
desert
11
DIARY
February
at
Yaquitepec
By
MARSHAL SOUTH
13
WILDLIFE
White Satan
of
the Desert
By
VANCE HOYT
14
GEMS
Crystals Along the Shores
of
Salton Sea
By
JOHN W. HILTON
17
LEGEND
Story
of
the Humming Bird
As
told
to
HARRY
C.
JAMES
20
POETRY
DESERT TRAILS, and other poems
21
LOST
TREASURE
Death Valley Gold
By
JOHN
D.
MITCHELL
23
BOTANY
Basketmaker
of the
Desert
By
MARY BEAL
24
HOBBY
Cacti—By LUCILE HARRIS
26
NEWS
Here and There
on
the Desert
28
LANDMARK
El
Morro
By
MRS. NELSON GRAY &
C. F.
SAUNDERS
30
CONTEST
Landmark announcement
for
March
31
PRIZES
Contest announcement for amateur photographers
31
PLACE
NAMES
Origin
of
names
in
the Southwest
32
MINING
Briefs from
the
desert region
33
HOBBY
Gems
and
Minerals—By ARTHUR EATON
. . 34
WEATHER
January temperatures
on the
desert
39
FICTION
Hard Rock Shorty
By
LON GARRISON
40
BOOKS
Reviews
of
current desert literature
42
CONTRIBUTORS
Writers
of the
Desert
43
COMMENT
Just Between You and Meby the Editor
...
44
The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 636State Street, LI Centro, California. Entered as second class matter October 11 1937 atthe 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 1939 by the Desert PublishingCompany. Permission to reproduce contents must be secured from the editor in writing.RANDALL HENDERSON, Editor.TAZEWELL H. LAMB and LUCILE HARRIS, Associate Editors.Artverti^im,
I
Al De
Vore
'
317 S
' Central Ave., Los Angeles,
Calif.,
Phone MI 6441Advertising
\
Bugene
A. LaMont, El Centro, CaliforniaManuscripts and photographs submitted must be accompanied by full return post-
age.
The Desert Magazine assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of manuscriptsor photographs although due care will be exercised for their safety. Subscribers shouldsend notice of change of address to the circulation department by the fifth of the monthpreceding issue.SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 1 year $2.50 — 2 years $4.00 — 3 years $5 00GIFT SUBSCRIPTIONS: 1 subscription $2.50 — two $4.00 — three $5.00Canadian subscriptions 25c extra, foreign 50c extraAddress subscription letters to Desert Magazine, El Centro, California
MARCH,
1940
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