• Next scory by Randall Henderson willbe about Ed. Williams of Blythe, Cali-fornia, who since 1912 has handled manytough problems for his neighbors in PaloVerde valley, from his million-dollar er-rand to Washington through the fightfor an equitable division of irrigationwater from the Colorado river.• New name among DESERT'S writersis that of Ken Stott Jr., curator of mam-
Zoological Society of San Diego,whose initial story will be an account ofnight collecting of desert reptiles.• In September, 1944, issue of DES-ERT, Hope Gilbert wrote about the re-markable Swiss-American who did pio-neer archeological work in the New Mex-ican area later named in his honor—Bandelier national monument. Shortly,DESERT will present the story of themonument
as told by J. W. Hen-dron, of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, whofor the past ten years has spent much timein research at the monument. He says, "Iam prejudiced about Frijoles (name ofcanyon in the monument)—I know of noother place equally as interesting. Mostvisitors thoroughly enjoy themselves andwill especially do so this season sinceFrijoles Canyon lodge opened aboutMay 1."
Lake City horse show,Utah state fairgrounds.Aug. 2-4—American Legion 8th AnnualCowboys' reunion, Las Vegas, N. M.Aug. 3-4—Indian Wells Valley Stam-pede. Entrance one-quarter mile westof Naval Ordnance Test Station, nearInyokern, California.Aug. 3-25—Exhibit of silver jewelryfrom Taxco, Mexico, at Museum ofNorthern Arizona,
First mu-seum exhibit of Spratling silver in the
Aug. 4—Annual Fiesta and Corn Dance,Santo Domingo pueblo, N. M.Aug. 11—Smoki Dance, Prescott, Ariz.Aug. 15-17—Cache county fair and ro-
Logan, Utah.Aug. 15-18—25th Annual Inter-TribalIndian Ceremonial, Gallup, N. M.Aug. 17-18—American Legion "Returnof Peace" festival, Reno, Nevada.Aug. 31-Sept. 2—Nevada state fair, Fal-lon, Nevada.Aug. 31-Sept. 22—"Arizona Photog-raphers" exhibit, Museum of NorthernArizona,
Entries accepteduntil Aug. 21.
By JUNE LEMERT PAXTON
Yucca Valley, CaliforniaThe leaves that flutter to the ground,Brought low by raging storm,Are useful still—they only changeInto another form.
HOPI INDIAN BUTTERFLY DANCERS, Arizona. Photoby Andre
Dienes, Hollywood, California.Prize winners
WaitBy JOHN HILTON
Comment from Desert readers
Lee's Lost Gold MineBy CHARLES KELLY
Hard Rock Shorty
Cantu PalmsBy RANDALL HENDERSON
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Hopi Prayer-MakersBy DAMA LANGLEY
August photographic test
Current news briefs
your desert knowledge
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You and Me
The Lost American,
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