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194712 Desert Magazine 1947 December

194712 Desert Magazine 1947 December

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THE
DECEMBER, 194725 CENTS
 
TO SHARE
IN THE
INCOME
AND
INVESTMENTOPPORTUNITY OFFERED
BY
America's Most Distinguished Desert Community
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UNIT NO.
4
Immediately adjacent
to
DesertMagazine Building, Lodge
and
Desert Cultural Center Site
OPEN SOON
LARGE IMPROVED HOMESITESPRE-OPENING PRICES
FROM
$1200.
Shadow Mountain Estate Area Prices
START
AT
TERMS
The opportunities
for
home seekers
and for
investors
in
income,business
and
building properties
are
limitless
at
Palm Desert. This1600 acre community in the heart of California's fabulous desert empireis already one
of the
most talked
of
realty developments
in
America.You must
see
Palm Desert,
its
amazing construction program,
its
streets,
its
abundant water supply,
its
perfect location
-
where the sunlingers longer. Today, plan
to see
Palm Desert
-
and investigate
the
opportunities
it
offers you!
WRITE FOR COLORFUL DESCRIPTIVE LITERATURE
PALM DESERT CORPORATION
Palm Desert, California
CLIFFORD
W.
HENDERSON, FOUNDER, PRESIDENT
Los Angeles Office. 6123 W. Third Street
Phone WEbster 3-2661Tract Office on Property
or
See Your Own BrokerEdith Ward, Tract Agent
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CALIFORNIA'S DATE EMPIREPHOENIX
AND
ROUTES EAST
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THE DESERT MAGAZINE
 
DESEkTCALENDAR
Nov. 28-30—Desert Peaks section of Si-erra club to climb Picacho peak inSouthern California and CastleDome in Arizona. Niles Werner,leader.
Dec.
1-6—National
Indian Celebration,show and all-Indian rodeo, Mesa,Arizona.
Dec.
4-6
—National Congress of Ameri-can Indians, fourth annual conven-tion, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Dec.
6—Imperial Highway associationmonthly meeting in El Centro, Cali-fornia. Dinner at Barbara Worthhotel at 7 p. m.
Dec.
6-7—Sierra club hike, HiddenSprings from Box canyon, beyondMecca, California. Desert SteveRagsdale, leader.
Dec.
7—Lecture and color pictures:"Cliff-dwellers of the Mesa Verde,Colorado," by Paul Coze, SouthwestMuseum, Los Angeles, California,3 p. m.
Dec.
15—Approximate date annualSnow Cup race (Giant Slalom)sponsored by Salt Lake Jr. Chamberof Commerce, Utah.
Dec.
21—Golf tournament open to allBoy Scouts, Imperial-Yuma council.Country club, Brawley, California.
Dec.
24—La Posada, Christmas EveMexican ceremonies, Tucson, Ari-zona.
Dec.
24—Midnight Mass, missionchurches at San Felipe, Laguna, Is-leta and other pueblos, New Mex-
ico.Dec.
25—Christmas day dances and cele-brations, Jemez, Santo Domingo,Tesuque, Santa Clara and otherpueblos, New Mexico.
Dec.
28—Annual rendition of "The Mes-siah," with full symphony orchestra,oratorio chorus of 400 voices andguest soloists. Tabernacle, Salt LakeCity, Utah.Dec.—Exhibition, Paintings of theSouthwest by the late Edgar AlwinPayne. Southwest Museum, Los An-geles, California.Dec.—Shalako, house dedication andvisit of the Gods. Date indefinite,usually early December. Ceremoniesat night, photography prohibited.Zuni pueblo, New Mexico.Dec.—Papago Christmas ceremonial (ex-act date not available), Tucson, Ari-
HOPE
By
TANYA SOUTH
Again,
oh
Soul
of
mine, look
up!
Again behold
the
stars!Once more cling fast
to
love
and
hope!For nothing marsThe inner Light that shines
so
clear,When
we
dispense with hate
and
fear.
Volume
11
DECEMBER,
1947
Number
2
COVERCALENDARINDIANSHUMORADVENTURECONTESTMINERALSPERSONALITYART
OF
LIVINGPHOTOGRAPHYARTISTRYPROGRESSTRUE
OR
FALSEMININGLETTERSNATURENEWSLAPIDARYHOBBYBOOKSCOMMENTPOETRY
JOSHUAS
AT
SUNSET. Photo taken
in New
Yorkmountains near Needles, California,
by J. K.
Yoakum, Parker, Arizona.December events
on the
desert
3
Geronimo, Apache RaiderBy ROSELLA MATTMUELLER
4
Hard Rock Shorty
of
Death Valley
..... 6
Grand Canyon VoyageBy RANDALL HENDERSON
7
Prize announcement
for
photographers
... 12
Nature's Onyx FactoryBy LEWIS
W.
WALKER
13
Lady
of the Hot
SpringsBy HAROLD
O.
WEIGHT
16
Desert Trails,
by
MARSHAL SOUTH
. . . . 19
November prize winners
21
For
the
Desert Home
at
ChristmasBy MARGARET CARRICK
22
For Desert Magazine—a
new
Home
24
A test
of
your desert knowledge
25
Current news
of
desert mines
26
Comment from Desert's readers
27
A Burro's Back
is
ToughBy BACIL
B.
WARREN
28
From here
and
there
on the
desert
29
Amateur
Gem
Cutter,
by
LELANDE QUICK
. . 36
Gems
and
minerals
37
Reviews
of
current Southwest literature
... 44
Just Between
You and Me, by the
Editor
... 46
Ghost Town,
and
other poems
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 atEl Centro, California, under the Act of March 3, 1879. Title registered No. 358865 in U. S.Patent Office, and contents copyrighted 1947 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.
DECEMBER,
1947

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