Valley Morning Star from Harlingen, Texas on June 13, 1974 · Page 5
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Valley Morning Star from Harlingen, Texas · Page 5

Harlingen, Texas
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Thursday, June 13, 1974
Page 5
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Is A Hero In Japan TOKYO (APi — Godzilla, Japan s super monster once a viHain but now a hero is 20 years old He is still going strong after starring in 13 mov ies that have brought his maker $130 million in foreign ex change The man-made monster, look mg somewhat like a dinosaur, sparked a Japanese monster and sci-fi boom that included movies, toys and books He also lias a legion of farts everywhere Godzilla, a cross between a gorilla and a kujira " the Japanese word for whale, has battled a frightening galaxy of monsters that defy the imagi nation He boasts a record of 13 victories, one defeat and one draw in 13 movies The draw was to King Kong, the super 1933 American giant, whose one movie revival was approved by his American creators. RKO Godzilla's only defeat was to Mothra II The super monster destroys Mothra 1 in a thunder ous battle but forgets that Mothra has left a larva which comes to life and eventually snares Godzilla with its sticky thread used to spin its cocoon That setback, however marks a turning point and Crodzilla is revived in his next appearance, a friend of nan and creatures fighting evil Godzilla was bom m the western Pacific near the pearl farms off Shima peninsula. Western Japan, in 1954 He was aroused f rom his slumber at the bottom of the Pacific due to nuclear reaction and radioactive fallout caused by an American hydrogen bomb test at the Rikmi atolls Producer Tomoyuki Tanaka says Godzilla was originally a monstrous muted octopus But Japan's ace special effects man. Eiji Tsuburaya, who died four years ago. had other ideas He finally came up with a Godzilla that looked like a dinosaur that walked around on its hind legs, spewed thermal fire and growled like a jungle beast Although Crodzilla was no larger than ordinary man. Tsuburaya, best known for his special min îatunzed version of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, presented him as a prehistoric monster that stood about 165 feet tall and weighed 20.000 tons Godzilla became an overnight sensation in his debut, kicking Tokyo, Osaka and other major cities asunder with his pon derous feet and then applying the coup de grace with his thrashing tail His frightening appearance caught on even in the United States where movie and later television audiences watched his adventures, and sometimes chuckled at his exploits On Godzilla's heels came a menagene of horrifying creatures that resembled ankylo- s a u r u s , ticeratops, ptero- dactylus. trachodon. stegosaurus and an often mixed fig ment of prehistoric imagina tion The horrifying collection became the ultimate in sciencefic- tion flicks with the latest verging on the ridiculous But Godzilla has been viewed by 35 million people, and is even listed in Japanese encyclopedias His producers decline to disclose his domestic earnings Godzilla was originally made of rubber, then of vulcanized foam rubber Haruo Nakajima. now 48, was the first man to wear the Godzilla outfit He had to wear a gas mask and could remain inside the cumbersome garb for only 15 minutes. While he wore thé outfit he had at times to pull off a pro wrestling trick, a karate chop, a jujitsu trick or a judo throw Models of Godzilla and other monsters are featured in children's playgrounds, as plastic monster kits, sugar coated chocolates, comic books and dolls. Honor Studies Director At PAU Is Named Reader EDINBURG - Dr Bob Dowell, director of the honors studies program at Pan American University, has been named to serve as a reader of advanced placement examinations in English Dr Dowell and another Texan were appointed for readings June £T4 at Rider College, a small college near Princeton, New Jersey Selected by Educational Testing Service. readers represent schools and colleges throughout the United States The purpose of the placement program is to offer superior students an opportunity to complete college-level courses while still in high school Godzilla PRICES GOOD THURSJUNf 13 THRU WED.,JUNE 19 AT YOUR HARLINGEN THRIr-TEX! 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