The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 44, July 1940 - April, 1941

BOOK NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Report No. 2 of the Texas Archaeological News, entitled "Re-
cent Field Work in Texas," has appeared. It is issued by the
Council of Texas Archaeologists through its secretary, Mr.
T. N. Campbell of the Department of Anthropology of The Uni-
versity of Texas. An introductory paragraph reveals that the
Council has adopted, in advance of definitive publications, the
plan of issuing occasional reports to bridge the "unavoidable
gap between excavation and complete reporting," and that this
particular report is a collection of brief reports on "field activi-
ties during the past two seasons" by representatives of those
societies and institutions doing archaeological work in Texas.
These reports are arranged according to geographical areas
and were sent in from the Trans-Pecos, High Plains, North
Central Texas, North Texas, Central Texas, and Gulf Coast
regions. Two other accounts complete the report and deal, re-
spectively, with the general reconnaissance work of G. E. Ar-
nold for The University of Texas-W.P.A. Archaeological Project
and the laboratories of the W.P.A.-University of Texas Ar-
chaeological Survey at San Antonio and Austin. The report
is intensely interesting and foreshadows some very excellent
final reports.
R. L. BIESELE.
The University of Texas.
Other Gods, by Lew Holston, (Hollywood, California: Ox-
ford Press, 1939. Pp. 278. $2.00), beginning with the rapid-fire
action of a western movie, in its setting of West Texas and
Northern Mexico, brings to the reader a wholesome chivalric
romance of modern characters that one would likely meet here
in the Southwest. The hero, a Northerner, lands in El Paso,
Texas, expecting to find a frontier settlement of the Wild West.
Instead he encounters a standardized, up-to-date city. He soon
meets a lovely sefiorita who is also a wealthy heiress, and this
romantic adventure is off with a grand start which it main-
tains throughout. Most unexpectedly, the hero runs into Pan-
cho Villa. The sympathetic understanding with which this his-
torical figure is described adds another contribution towards
the legend of this Mexican Robin Hood.
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