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194804 Desert Magazine 1948 April

194804 Desert Magazine 1948 April

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THEMAGAZINE
APRIL, 194825 CENTS
 
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THE DESERT MAGAZINE
 
Desert Calendar
March 21-27—Yaqui Indian Easter cere-monials, Tucson, Arizona.March 22-26—Sierra club camp
at
Phan-tom ranch, Grand Canyon, Arizona.March 26—Easter pageant,
"The
MasterPasses
By,"
presented
by
civicgroups
and
individuals
of
Coachel-la valley
in Box
canyon east
of Mec-
ca, California,
8 p. m.
March 28—Easter sunrise services, Trav-ertine rock
by the
Salton
sea, Coa-
chella valley, California.March 28—Easter sunrise services. DeathValley sand dunes near Stove PipeWells, Death Valley national monu-ment. Owens Valley Ministerial
as-
sociation
in
charge.March 28—Fourteenth annual Eastersunrise service with world widebroadcast over
NBC,
south
rim,
Grand Canyon national park.
Dan-
iel Poling, speaker.March 28—Easter dances, various
In-
dian pueblos,
New
Mexico.March 28—Easter Sunday soap
box
sledderby, sponsored
by
Arizona
Sno-
Bowl,
Flagstaff,
Arizona.April
1-3—Rawhide
Roundup, Mesa,Arizona.April 2-3—Twelfth annual Pinal county4-H fair, Coolidge, Arizona.April 3—Lecture: Joseph Muench,
"Pho-
tographing
the
Southwest
in
Color,"8
p. m.,
Desert Museum, PalmSprings, California.April 9-11—Sixteenth annual champion-ship rodeo, state fairgrounds, Phoe-nix, Arizona.April 10-11—Sierra club, weekend tripto Desert
Hot
Springs,
on the
slopeof
the
Little
San
Bernardinos.April 14—Giant slalom
and
downhill,Alta, Utah.April 15-18—Arizona state open tennistournament, Tucson, Arizona.April 16-17—Third annual Yuma coun-ty junior agricultural fair, Yuma,Arizona.April 17—Lecture:
Mrs. J. H.
Comby,"Glimpses into
the
Realm
of Na-
ture,"
Desert Museum, PalmSprings, California.April 17-18—Sierra club, Desert Peakssection, climb
of
Martinez mountainin
the
Santa Rosas.April 17-18—Ramona pageant, Ramonabowl, Hemet, California.April 18—Sno-Bowl trophy race,
Ari-
zona Sno-Bowl,
Flagstaff,
Arizona.April 24-25—Lone Pine Stampede,
pa-
rade
and
western dance, Lone Pine,California.April 24-25—Sierra club climb
of
Whalepeak, highest
in the
Vallecitos
and
Granite mountain, highest
in the
Oriflamme mountains. Meet
at
Julian.April 24-25—Ramona pageant, Ramonabowl, Hemet, California.April—One
man
show
of
paintings
by
Arnoldo Rubio, Mexican artist, bestknown
for his
frescos
in
publicbuildings,
at
Southwest Museum,Marmion
way and
Museum drive,Highland Park,
Los
Angeles, Cali-fornia.
Volume 11APRIL. 1948Number 6COVERCALENDAR •POETRYFIELD TRIPARCHEOLOGYPHILOSOPHERTREASUREDESERT QUIZHUMORPHOTOGRAPHYINDIANSNATURECONTESTART OF LIVINGBOTANYRECREATIONLETTERSWILDFLOWERSMININGNEWSHOBBYLAPIDARYCOMMENTBOOKS
CACTUS BLOSSOM. Photo taken in Yucca Valley,California, by Harry Vroman, Lawndale,
Calif.
April events on the desert 3Desert Trail and other poems 4Nature's Freaks on Salton ShoreBy HAROLD O. WEIGHT 5Winter Dig in Yampa CanyonBy EDISON P. LOHR 9Soliloquy of a ProspectorBy FRANK and DICK ADAMS 12Maximilian's TreasureBy JOHN D. MITCHELL 13A test of your desert knowledge 14Hard Rock Shorty of Death Valley 14February prize winners 15Apache Ghosts Guard the AravaipaBy RICHARD VAN VALKENBURGH ... 16Old Man RavenBy EDMUND C. JAEGER 20Prize announcement for photographers .... 21Desert Trails, by MARSHAL SOUTH .... 22Ghost Flower Named by FremontBy MARY BEAL 24We Scaled El PicachoBy RANDALL HENDERSON 25Comment from Desert's readers 29Forecast for April 30Current news of desert mines 31From here and there on the desert 32Gems and Minerals 39Amateur Gem Cutter, by LELANDE QUICK . . 45Just Between You and Me, by the Editor ... 46Reviews of current Southwest literature ... 47
The Desert Magazine
is
published monthly
by the
Desert Press,
Inc., 636
State Street,El Centro, California. Entered
as
second class matter October
11, 1937, at the
post office
at
El Centro, California, under
the Act of
March
3, 1879.
Title registered
No.
358866
in U. S.
Patent Office,
and
contents copyrighted
1948 by the
Desert Press,
Inc.
Permission
to
reproducecontents must
be
secured from
the
editor
in
writing.RANDALL HENDERSON, Editor. BESS STACY, Business Manager.HAROLD
and
LUCILE WEIGHT, Associate Editors.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 RATESOne 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 Street,
El
Centro, California.
APRIL,
1948

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