JUL. 31-AUG. 2 Charity Horse show,
Arizona. Vic Watson,chairman.AUG. 2 Feast Day of Our Lady of An-gels and Old Pecos dance at Je-mez Indian Pueblo, New Mexico.22nd Annual Smoki Ceremonials,Prescott, Arizona.4 Feast Day of Santo Domingo andsummer corn dance, Santo Do-mingo Pueblo, New Mexico.6-30 Art exhibit at Museum of North-ern Arizona,
featuresArizona sculptors, Mary andRobert Kittredge, Mrs. E. V.Staude, Mathilde Schaefer.7-9 Cowboys' Reunion, Las Vegas,New Mexico.7-9 Rodeo at Tomblers Lodge, Mor-mon Lake, Arizona.10 Fiestas at Picuris Indian Pueblo,Penasco and Abo, New Mexico.12 Annual Fiesta and com dance atSanta Clara Pueblo, New Mexico.12-15 Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial,Gallup, New Mexico.13-15 State Convention American Le-gion, Provo, Utah.14-15 Belen fiesta, Belen. New Mexico.15 Annual Fiesta and Dance, Zia In-dian Pueblo, New Mexico.18-21 Supreme Assembly, InternationalOrder of Job's Daughters, Albu-querque, New Mexico.22 Fiesta and Dance, Isleta IndianPueblo, New Mexico.25-26 Davis County Fair, Lagoon, Utah.27-29 State Convention Utah Medicalassociation, Provo.27-29 Kow Kounty Karnival, Richfield,Utah.27-29 Box Elder County Fair, Tremon-ton, Utah.29-30 Rocky Mountain Federation ofmineral societies annual conven-tion at Salt Lake City, Utah.
FROM PHOENIX BUREAUTemperatures— DegreesMean for month of June 85.0Normal for June 84.5Highest, on June 22 112.0Lowest, on June 5 62.0Rainfall— InchesTotal for June - 0.00Normal for June 0.07Weather-Days clear - 26Days partly cloudy „. - - 3Days cloudy 1FROM YUMA BUREAUTemperatures— DegreesMean for month 84.8Normal for June 84.7Highest, on June 21 and 30 113.0Lowest, on June 8 58.0Rainfall— InchesTotal for month ...0.0073-year average for June 0.02Weather-Days clear - 28Days partly cloudy 2Days cloudy 0Release from Lake Mead averaged around25,000 second feet. Storage during themonth increased about 3,000,000 feet.JAMES H. GORDON, Meteorologist
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