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194103 Desert Magazine 1941 March

194103 Desert Magazine 1941 March

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M A *G A Z
N E
"L
s
MARCH 194125 CENTS
 
&ff
the.
Congratulations
to
DICK FREEMAN!After accumulating enough Desert Maga-zine rejection slips
to
plaster
the
inside
of
his garage, Dick finally
has
gained
a
placein
the
pages
of the
DM two
months
in
succession.Last month
his
manuscript
on
desertphotography
was
published,
and
thismonth
it is an
interesting story
of
his
tripto
the
historic Manly Falls
in the
DeathValley region.Dick deserves
to
gain
a
place
in the
journalistic field.
For
two
years
he
spentmost
of his
evenings taking night classinstruction
in
writing
and
photography—and
at the end of
that time
he
quit
his
regular
job and
launched
out to
sink
or
swim
in
the
field
of
free lance journalism.During
the
past year
he
has
sold
pic-
tures
to
many publications,
and
featurestories
to
Ford News
and
Popular
Pho-
tography.
Until
he
came west
two
and
one-halfyears
ago and
secured
a job as
editor
of
the Tucumcari,
New
Mexico, Daily News.STUART MORRISON
was
a
roving
re-
porter
who had
worked from
New
Yorkto Florida
and
in
many
of
the
Mississippivalley states.Morrison's editorial position
has
givenhim
the
opportunity
of
close acquaintance-ship with both
the
Tucumcari irrigationproject
and the men who are
directing thisimportant engineering development,
and
it
is
through this association that
he has
been able
to
give Desert Magazine readersthis month
an
accurate
and
complete storyof this
new
reclamation program.Morrison
is 40, has a
wife
and
threechildren, wants
to
raise
the
youngsters
in
the West,
and
is
known among
his
associ-ates
as
"Stu."LOUIS
P.
LesCARBEAU,
Jr.,
whoseunusual series
of
desert tortoise picturesis reproduced
in the
Desert Magazinethis month
is an
amateur photographerwho earns
his
livelihood
as
paint shopsupervisor
at
the
Douglas Aircraft factoryin
El
Segundo, California.Many years
ago he
acquired
a
couple
of
tortoises
as
pets—and today
he
has
a
big
family
of
them. "They take care
of
them-selves,"
he
explains, "feeding
on
grassand other vegetation that grows
in the
backyard."In answer
to a
question about
the
carea mother tortoise gives
her
young,
he
said:"The adult tortoise lays
her
eggs
and
thenforgets about them, leaving
the
youngones
to
hatch
out
when they
are
ready
and
then shift
for
themselves. Occasionally,out
of
sheer curiosity,
the
adults will
ap-
proach
the
newly hatched babies, lookthem over
and
take
a
sniff
or
two,
and
then
go on
about their business.
I
thinkthey
are
what
you
would call 'rugged
in-
dividualists.'
"
JOHN HILTON
is
taking time
off
from
his
writing
and
painting
to
managethe mineral display
at
the
Riverside coun-ty fair
at
Indio, California, February
20-
23.
HARLOW JONES,
who
accompaniesHilton
on
many
of
his
field trips
as
officialphotographer
for
the
Desert Magazine,
is
cooperating with Hilton
in the
presenta-tion
of a
kodachrome picture program
as
one
of
the
features
at
the
fairgrounds.
Be-
tween them, they have
one of the
finestcollections
of
colorful desert photographyin both stills
and
movies
to
be
found
any-
where.
Are
you
TIRED
of
Winter?
Come
to
INDIO
and
see
the
world!
For
a
trip into
the
desertland around INDIOis like
a
trip into
for-
eign lands.
Going East your firstglimpse
is had of the
great shifting wind-swept sand dunes,reminding one
of
nor-thern Africa. Then
on to the
date gardens
of
Araby
.
. . our
own Coachella Valley date gardens. Thenwe touch
a bit of
Smyrna
as we
reach
the
orchardsof
fig
trees, while
the
great stretches
of
vineyardsmight well represent portions
of
Spain
and
Italy.What better view
of
Egypt could anyone desirethan that furnished
by
beautiful Palm Canyon?
But scenery
is
not all. The
desert
has
many myster-ies
. . .
many stories
to
tell
... to
those
who
are
willing
to
listen
and
to
explore.
So
we say,
"Come
to
Indio.
Never
has the
desertbeen more beautiful. Never have costs been lower."
INDIO-Calif
or
n
i a
FOR RANCHERS... OUTDOORSMEN
...
TAILOREDWOMEN
...
COLLECTORS
OF
DESERT CRAFTS;
A
WESTERN BELT
Of finest natural cowhide, flower-stamped like
the
famous Porter saddles. Individually made
in the
Por-ter store
in
Phoenix,
by
craftsmen who have spent
a
lifetime perfecting this native western
art.
Both East-erners
and
Westerners find they
add an
individualtouch
to any
wardrobe!
5
/
8
"wide—
$1.95
l"wide- $2.50
as shown above
ORDER FROM DEPT.
F5,
PORTER'S, PHOENIX, ARIZ.
Mail ordersreceive promptattentionWrite DEPT.
F5
Porter's, Phoenix,Ariz,
for
FREEportfolio
of
Frontier* Fashions
The DESERT MAGAZINE
 
DESERT
FEB.
27-MAR. 1 District basketballtournament at Santa Fe, NewMexico high school, followed onMar. 13-15 by state tournament.Paul McDavid in charge.MAR. 1-2 Horse races at Phoenix, Ari-zona. Harness races March 2, 9,
16,
23, 30.1-9 Imperial county's 12th annualfair, Imperial, California. DormanV. Stewart, secretary-manager.Student cowboys and cowgirls ofUniversity of Arizona hold fourthannual rodeo at Tucson city rodeolot.2-23 Utah State Institute of Fine Artsto hold 39th annual exhibit inthe Capitol building, Salt LakeCity. Elzy J. Byrd in charge ofarrangements.Superstition mountain trek, spon-sored by the Dons of Phoenix,Arizona. J. C. Bonnell, president.Reservations limited to 400.21-23 Arizona state sewage and waterworks convention in Yuma, Ari-zona.23 Scenic and historical tour to Ca-beza Prieta game refuge dedica-tion near Tule Wells, Arizona.Sponsored by Yuma county cham-ber of commerce.23-25 New Mexico Cattle Growers as-sociation to hold annual conven-tion in Albuquerque.26i28 American College of Surgeonsconvene in Salt Lake City, Utah.Surgeons from 11 Western statesto attend.26-29 Desert Circus in Palm Springs,California. Earl Gibbs, presidentof Palm Springs Field Club, chair-man.27-30 Horse show, Phoenix, Arizona.
Butane Gas Fuel
BULK DELIVERIES FOR
INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONSDOMESTIC USESTRUCK CONVERSIONS
ALSO
Kohler Electric Plants
FOR HOME OR COMMERCIAL USE
C.
C.
BELL
406-8 South "E" StreetSAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA
Volume 4COVERCONTRIBUTORSCALENDARREDISCOVERYPERSONALITYDEVELOPMENTFIELD TRIPHUMORTRAVELOGPERSONALITYPHOTOGRAPHYNATUREPOETRYTREASUREQUIZBOTANYMININGLETTERSEDITORIALPLACE NAMESPRIZE CONTESTNEWSHOBBYTRAVELCOMMENTBOOKSMARCH, 1941 Number
5SAGUARO, courtesy The Wigwam, Litchfield Park,Arizona.Writers of the desert 2Current events in the desert 3On Manly's Trail in the PanamintsBy DICK FREEMAN 4'The West Wasn't so Wild,' Says SanDiego Rawson, By OREN ARNOLD .... 9The Man Who Brought Water to TucumcariBy H. STUART MORRISON 11Crystals in the Shadow of the SuperstitionsBy JOHN W. HILTON 15Hard Rock Shorty of Death ValleyBy LON GARRISON 18Palm Canyon in Borrego Desert State ParkBy RANDALL HENDERSON 19Artist Who Grinds His Own PigmentsBy JOHN W. HILTON 22Prize winning photos in January 23Life Begins for a Desert TortoiseBy L. P. LESCARBEAU, JR 24DESERT WINDS, and other poems 26Lost Dutchman MineBy JOHN D. MITCHELL 27A Test of your desert knowledge 29Cacti—Edited by LUCILE HARRIS 30Briefs from the desert region 31Comment from Desert Magazine readers .... 32These Lands Belong to the Public 34Origin of names in the Southwest 36Announcement of Landmark contest 37Here and There on the desert 38Gems and MineralsEdited by ARTHUR L. EATON 42Rambling RocknutsBy BERTHA GREELEY BROWN 44Just Between You and Me, by the Editor .... 46TRIGGERNOMETRY, and other reviews .... 47
The Desert Magazine is published monthly by the Desert Publishing Company, 636State Street, El 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.
368865 in U. S. Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1941 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.Richard B. Older, Advertising Representative, 416 Wall St., Los Angeles,
Calif.
Phone TR 1501Manuscripts 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 or two subscriptions $4.00Canadian subscriptions 25c extra, foreign 50c extraAddress subscription letters and correspondence to Desert Magazine, El Centro, California
MARCH, 1941

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