Independent from Long Beach, California on October 20, 1972 · Page 25
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 25

Long Beach, California
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Friday, October 20, 1972
Page 25
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Haunted House a Halloween horror B.v LOKI GEKLOFF Staff Writer It's a clear, crisp autumn evening. A full, milky moon hangs suspended with a few puffs of clouds in the midst of darkness. The streets are empty and all is still. The eerie silence is suddenly pierced by unnerving screams of terror that chill the spines of creatures lurking in the shadows. Campus Life is at it again. For the fourth consecutive Halloween season, the Haunted House, billed as "Halloween's most terrifying experience.'' is being sponsored and produced by Youth for Christ Campus Life ol the greater Long Beach area. Located al the corner of South anil Orange, the Haunted House is a simile-story structure rented from North Lun;: Ueai-li Foursquare Church PUBLIC TOl'KS ol (he spooked dwelling will be conducted tonight and Saturday night, again Monday through Oct. 2S and Oct. 30 and Ml. The Haunted House opens at 7 p.m. and tours cost .$l.ou. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Don Goehner. executive director of Campus Life, described the tour: "Although the exit to the house is only about :i5 feet from the entrance, guests will have walked the equivalent of an entire city block by the time they've completed the tour." The l.Vminute jaunt includes 12 rooms, two special effects rooms and two mazes, and features strange characters and monsters staged with special lighting and sound effects. Plans for this year's Haunted House began in June, and actual construction was completed in only four weeks by Goehner. his staff and 100 college students. The finished product includes a graveyard, a swamp- room with a moving bridge, a black and white room with strobe lights, a wolf man and headless monsters. "The purpose of the Haunted House is to provide a wholesome evening of activity for teen-agers at a time when, traditionally, vandalism and loitering are high among young people." explained Goehner. 23.000 people were frightened by last year's Haunted House tour, ami Campus Life netted SUi.tXW from the effort, (ioelmer hopes to have l.nou visitor* ;ni hour t h i s year. PROCEEDS FROM tours, w i l l go directly to the Campus Lile program and pay .staff salaries. Youth lor Christ Campus Lile is an inter-denominational youth program designed to present Christian living to students from 15 area high schools. The Campus Life staff, comprised of seven salaried members and UU volunteers, is involved in counseling high school students and sponsoring camps, conferences and city-wide events. Youth for Christ is an international organization with some 250 programs similar to the one in the Long Beach area. VISITORS TO HAUNTED HOUSE head for exit as they seek relief from Black and White Room where strobe light is employed to make all movement appear to be in slow motion on film. URACULA. Leo Rubio. gets face makeup put on by Ann Cervantes before going to post in Campus Life Haunted House. Life/style Joyce Christensen, Editor MDEPENDENT (AM! PRESS-TELEGRAM ( PM) --A-25 g Beotli. Co!.f., Fti.. Od. 20, 1 YVONNE BOYNTON, right, gets nose job by Jean Erickson before stationing herself at door to greet visitors. EVERYTHING IS EERIE in (he Mourning Room \vhcre the livin mingle with the dead. Mail /iJurto.- hy HO\ SOCIALLY SPEAKING Long-range plans pay off at birthday celebration Wonder Woman'lives again! By CAROLYN McDOWELL .ll'ST HOURS oil a plane from an Hawaiian idyll. Marie Todd surprised her husband. Dr. Bill, w i t h a birthday dinner and -10 guests. I m i t a t i o n s were sent and arrangement.- made before the Toclds left on their trip but even w i t h advance planning, the last minute, top secret d e t a i l s were numerous and harrowing. But when Bill walked in the door on the birthday date, every detail was perfect from the antheriums (hand carried on the plane, by Mario to the huge birthday cake centering the buffet table and the guests were properly hidden away. Among those hiding were Dr. Mac and Ilulh Todd, lr. Vern and Kldred Brickey, their s#n. Vem Jr. and his wife, Pat (the Todd's daughter), Don and Liz Wallace, Bill and Margaret Wallace, Dr. Bob and Martha Schumacher. Week and Marjorie Morgan, Dr. Hob and Marjorie Albright, Roger and Norma Dunn. Jerry and Helen Cassidy. Dr. Bob and Betty Frankcnfeld and Jim and Mary Willingham. Also the Todd's other daughter. Barbara, came home from UCLA for the occasion. Special plaudits go to Todd. age !i. She discovered the secret of the surprise parly and gave an academy award winning performance keeping it " H A K V E Y WallbangiT" marie a return engagement at (ho Sanrilarks (Long Beach Auxiliary for (lie Children's Homo Socielyl fall luncheon for associate members. Iris Frcelander opened her Park Estates home for Iho afternoon, during which. Phyllis Tiirinan was hcinon'd fur her dedication In the Sandlarks Christmas Kantasy. She has dunaled an enlry even year lur i n years. Last year she won Best Amateur award. While we are on the subject. Ihe Fantasy w i l l lie held at the Elks Club again this year. Opening night is by reservation only but the next night, Nov. :)Uth. the public is cordially invited. For the price of a dollar, you can see u million dollar spectacular. If you are clever, talented, artistic and willing lo take hours of your time to make and donate an arrangement for'this year, get in touch with Dorothy iMrs. Leo) Ncal. Back to the luncheon. Marybcth Bailey, who manages Naples Nursery and Garden Shop snowed the gals how to make and care for those all-the-ragc-terrariums. Hostess crew for the day included Edith Hindley. and Jean Ingham. NOTES ON the younger set . . . A brand-new freshman al (ioucher College in Towson. Md. is I.akewood graduate. Nancy Turner, d a u g h t e r of the .lame- Turners ANDCLOSEK lo home . . . Tom Lyons of Long Beach City College received ;i check from Abigails (women's committee of Long Beach Community Playhousei to further his work as a theater arts student. By ERIC PACE l e i 1972 New York Times News Service NEW YORK -- "As lovely as Aphrodite -- as w ise as Athena -- with the speed of Mercury and the strength of Hercules -- she is known only as Wonder W o m a n . . . " The comic-book heroine of schoolgirls in the 1910s, the female equivalent of Superman and Batman. Wonder Woman will soon step from the pages, of the comic book and appear as the heroine of a text-and-pieture book, sandwiched between feminist essays by Gloria Steinem and Dr. Phyllis Cheslcr. a psychologist. "Wonder Woman is strong and she s good and -lie'* a valid role-model lor girl children." said Joanne Edgar, who sparked the Wonder Woman renaissance, w i t h a recent article in Ms. Maga/ine. Now Holt. Rinehart Winston has assembled i«i pages of vintage comics and w i l l publish them next month under the title "Wonder Woman." "If we had all read more about Wonder Woman and less about Dick and Jane, the new wave of the feminist revolution might have happened less painfully and sooner," Miss Steinem writes in her introductory essay. "Wonder Woman symbolizes many of the values of the women's culture that feminists are now trying to introduce into the mainstream: strength and self- reliance for women, sisterhood and mutual support among women, peaccfulness and esteem for human life, a diminishment both of 'masculine' aggression and of the belief that violence is Ihe only wax ul solving conflicts." THE OBJECT ot all this admiration hurst upon t h e American scene in ln-11. the creation ol a ps\ chologist named William Moulton Marslon. u.-ini; the pen name Charles Moullon. After comparing her to Aphrodite and Hercules. Marston outlined the origins of the broad-shoulder ed. black-haired yourifi woman who could strip dow n to her red. while and blue Wonder Woman ensemble in the space of a single comic-book picture. She was a princess, the only daughter of Queen Hippolyte. who ruled over the Amazons of Paradise Island.' The spirit of Athena appeared bet ore the queen and told her: "American liberty and freedom musl be preserved: You must send (her) your strongest and wisest Ama/on - the finest of your Wonder Women'. -- for America, the last citadel of democracy, and ol equal rights for women, needs your help!" And so "II wenl the princess, embarking on a career ol demii.--to t h a t continues to t h i s day, bimonthly. Wonder Women'.- line.-l year.-, in the opinion of her close f o l l o w e r s , w e n 1 in the forties, before Mar -Ion died and the s t r i p passed into olher h a n K1GIIT KKOM the beginning, .-he had many nse- l u l skills. As Miss Steinem recalls, "being an Ama/on. she had a head slart ithrough 1 training in Greek-style contests of dexterity and speed with her Amazon sisters. "This beautilul Amazon did have some fantastic gadgets to help her: an invisible plane that carried her through dimension of time and space, a golden magic lasso and bullet-proof bracelets. But she still had to get to the plane, throw the lasso with accuracy and be agile enough to catch bullets on the steel- enclosed wrists." In the war years. Wonder Woman spent much of her lime defending the I'nitcd States from the Axis. "She is the only f e m a l e comic strip character t h a t is an i n d i v i d u a l lenuile in her own Edaar observed in an interview, "and the things she -aid w e r e SP i a i i i i i - i i i - t i n - :\\\u\v i.lmiu nit: on vuurseii and ; 'i;r own strengths." The book, which w i l l be priced at *li.H.~. is being edited al lloll by M a r i a n Wood. I t lias been designated a Ms. book, and lloll executes say that Ms. Maga/ine is lo share in Iho royalties, i

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