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194605 Desert Magazine 1946 May

194605 Desert Magazine 1946 May

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25 CENTS
 
Joshua Tree National MonumentTwentynine Palms, CaliforniaBy JERRY ANSONIn the March photographic contest,Camping on the Desert, first prize of$10 was awarded Jerry Anson,
Los
Angeles, California. Photo taken at9 a. m., exposure 1/100 sec. at f22.
IZieahjjG.lt
By W. FORD LEHMANThis camping scene taken at Gal-way Dry Lake by W. Ford Lehman,San Diego, California, won secondprize of $5 in the March contest. Takenwith Kodak Monitor camera,
Super
XX film, K2 filter. 1/50 sec. at fl6, 7:30a. m.
May Contest
is open to any desertsubject suitable for Desert Magazinecovers. Special awards are: $15 forfirst prize winner, $10 for secondplace, and $5 for each photo accept-ed for publication. See rules else-where in this issue.
THE DESERT MAGAZINE
 
DESERT
« What is probably one of the mostsignificant projects in the history ofWestern Indians is in its first stagesiilong the lower Colorado river near Par-ker, Arizona. Last September, 24 Hopifamilies moved from their barren mesahomes in northern Arizona to establishwhat is hoped will be the nucleus of amuch greater colony of Hopi and otherIndian tribes who are finding it impos-sible to produce sufficient food in theirtraditional homelands. Dama Langley<;oon will report to DESERT readers theprogress they have made to date.Richard Van Valkenburgh is not con-fining his interest these days to arche-ology and Indian lore. At Tucson he is
editing
The Arizona Nightingale,
lively
tabloid about people and things in south-ern Arizona. There's a little bit of verse,
n
lot of humor, sprinkled with history,travel notes and miscellaneous news inthe personal Western style." Lon Garrison, who wrote Hard RockJihorty yarns in DESERT several yearssnd for whom various writers have beenpinch hitting, took up his new dutiesFebruary 20 as assistant to Superinten-dent Harold C. Bryant, at Grand Canyonnational park. He transferred from assis-tant superintendent position at Glaciernational park. Previously he had servedat Sequoia and Yosemite national parks,Hopewell Village national historic site.He is a native of Iowa, a graduate ofStanford and has taught school in Alas-ka. Lon is a free lance writer for outdoorpublications.
DESERT CALENDAR
May
1—Annual
Green Corn Indian fes-tival, San Felipe Pueblo, New Mex-
ico.
May 3—Green Corn ceremonial, TaosPueblo, New Mexico.May 4—Pioneer May Day, TwentyninePalms, California. Parade, "mid-way," barbecue, horse events, enter-tainment.May 4-5—Food Fair, Shrine auditorium,Phoenix, Arizona.May 4-5—Ramona Outdoor play, Hemet,California. Starts 2:45 p. m. (Firstperformances, April 27-28; lastweekend, May 11-12.)May 4-June 28—Fifth annual exhibitionof gems and jewelry made by mem-bers of Los Angeles lapidary society,main art gallery Los Angeles Muse-um, Exposition Park. Daily free ad-mission. Evenings of May 4-5 only,exhibition of lapidary equip'tnent.May 8-11—Festival of art and music,Boulder City, Nevada.May 18-19—First annual show of Impe-rial lapidary guild and ImperialValley gem and mineral society, Le-gion Hall, El Centro, California.
Volume 9MAY, 1946Number 7COVER
PALM CANYON, near Palm Springs, California.Photo
by
Hubert
A.
Lowman, Southgate,California.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Prize winning photos
in
March contest
.... 2
CLOSE-UPS
Notes
on
Desert features
and
contributors
... 3
WEAVING
ART
Craftsman
or
Wage Earner—The Navajo MustChoose,
by
DAMA LANGLEY
4
TRUE
OF
FALSE
A
test
of
your desert knowledge
9
FIELD TRIP
Rare Gemstone of the AncientsBy JOHN HILTON 10
HUMOR
Hard Rock Shorty of Death Valley 12
BIOLOGY
Pest
of the
Range,
by
HARRY
S.
SMITH
. . . .13
PERSONALITY
Benson's
Val
KimbroughBy MARY MARGARET HUNTINGTON
. . .14
HISTORY
When Hawaiians Came to the Utah DesertBy CHARLES KELLY 17
POETRY
Old Man
of
the
Mojave,
and
other poems
... 20
ART
OF
LIVING
Desert Refuge,
by
MARSHAL SOUTH
. . . .21
OASIS
By Jalopy Through the 'Sweepings of the World'By RANDALL HENDERSON 23
WILDFLOWERS
Notes on May Bloom 28
BOTANY
Country Cousins of the DandelionsBy MARY BEAL 29
LETTERS
Comment from Desert readers 30
NEWS
Here and There on the Desert 31
HOBBY
Gems and Minerals—Edited by ARTHUR L. EATON 37
MINING
Current news briefs 44
CRAFT
Amateur Gem Cutter,
by
LELANDE QUICK
...
45
COMMENT
Just Between You and Me,
by
the Editor
....
46
BOOKS
Pueblo Indian World, 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, at thepost office at El Centro, California, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Title registered No.358866 in U. S. Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1946 by the Desert Publishing Com-pany. Permission to reproduce contents must be secured from the editor in writing.RANDALL HENDERSON, Editor. LUCILE HARRIS, Associate Editor.BESS STACY, Business Manager. — WALTER E. KNAPP, Circulation Manager.Unsolicited manuscripts and photographs submitted cannot be returned or acknowledgedunless full return postage is enclosed. Desert Magazine assumes no responsibility for damageor loss of manuscripts or photographs although due care will be exercised. Subscribers shouldsend notice of change of address by the first of the month preceding issue. If address is un-certain by that date, notify circulation department to hold copies.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
One year
. . . $3.00
Two
years . . .
$5.00Canadian subscriptions
25c
extra, foreign 50c extra.
Subscriptions to Army personnel outside U.S.A. must be mailed in conformity withP.O.D. Order No. 19687.
Address correspondence to Desert Magazine, 636 State St., El Centro, California.
MAY, 1946

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