Prospector from El Paso, Texas on February 1, 1977 · Page 14
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Prospector from El Paso, Texas · Page 14

El Paso, Texas
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Tuesday, February 1, 1977
Page 14
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Feb. 1,1977/The Prospector/PAGE 9 Bureau If you need a picture of /our organization or for a :esume, you might want to :ry the new photobureau on campus. This bureau, operated by the mass communication department,.will help the photography student while providing service to those who need it. Tom Hen dricks, a teaching assistant (TA) with the bureau, says, "It is a means of internship or experience for the photographer in developing professionalism." Photographers will take pictures for anyone anywhere. Studio photos of rs 'image service a group, family or single person will be taken,- and there will be a small charge for maintenance and equipment purchase. "It is not a profit organization, " Hendricks says. "The photobureau is an image service," the TA added. "A picture is not just a picture; it has to have a meaning behind it." He said he thinks there are too many pictures taken without telling the story the way it is. If everything goes well, Hendricks expects the bureau to be operating by Feb. 18 in 113 Education Building. (Photobureau photo by Christy Hale) Nightmare on screen Mystery exploits tragedy By Mike Brand Pity the Texaikana Chamber of Commerce. Pity the families of the victims of five grisly murders which took place in the mid'40s. Above all, have pity on the citizens of Texaikana. The reason for this pity is the new American International release, "The Town that Dreaded Sundown." This film, which is told in documentary form, deals with a hooded psycho killer who murdered five persons and injured three others in the small Ozark town. It is built around the suspense factor that the murderer, who is called the "phantom killer," still may be alive and living in the very town in which he achieved his infamy. So, what the producers of this film have done is rekindled plenty of bad memories for those associated with the actual incidents and opened a Pandoras box of kooks ready to continue the "phantom killer" legend. Who suffers most from all of this? The Texarkanans do. The movie opens with a lovers lane couple being badly mauled, and later another couple gets murdered in a downtown park. Plenty of humor is interspersed- in the movie, most of it centered around an inept police officer nicknamed "Sparkplug" who drives a police car into a lake, dresses up as a female decoy, and usually is good for a few laughs whenever he appears. This mixture of humor with fact saves "The Town ..." as it wakes the audience when things begin to lag. Ben Johnson is outstanding in the roll of J. D. Morales, an investigator reported to be the best in the country, who comes as the messiah to find the killer. He plays his role so convincingly one would think he really is a police investigator. The major flaw of the movie is the absence of a 1940s motif. The houses, clothes and furniture are all anachronisms. Only the automobiles seem to fit the proper time. Ali things considered, the Campus clubs register movie is entertaining and would appeal to those who savor unsolved murder mysteries. But the strangest thing of all is why the producers chose this particular mass murder to make a movie. Only those persons older than 40 would remember the event, and probably most of them had forgotten about it anyway. Since that time, there have been far more prolific murderers (and murderesses) whose unsolved doings would appeal to a greater number of persons. • But this may be the start of a new trend. Look what the apes did eight years ago, and disaster films still are very much in, as are movies of oppression. Don't be surprised if a great many more movies of legendary mass murderers come out in the near future. Earn $300 per Month The Prospector advertising staff has two openings to be filled by students interested in earning commissions as high as $300 per month on advertising sales. APPLY NOW PROSPECTOR ADVERTISING OFFICE Paul Thorson Singer Composer Friend WED. FEB. 2nd, 12 NOON UNION BALLROOM Campus organizations must register with the Office of Students Affairs by Feb. 18 to be recognized by the Univeristy as an o fficial student organization. "As registered organization, they can use all the University's facilities and enjoy the privileges that come with the recognition," Jose Avila, dean of student affairs, said. Organizations not filing the registration before the deadline automatically lose the University's recognition. Previously formed and 1 registered organizations just have to complete the registration form. New clubs must pick up application forms and return them with the organization's name, officers' names and gradc-point-averages, sponsors, and the purpose of the proposed organization. "This application form then goes to the Faculty Council Committee, composed of faculty and students, for their approval," Judy Soils, assistant dean of students, said. I VILLAGE INN PIZZA PARLOR IS OFFERING Original Color or 7000 Color Choice*. Baked-on-Method. One-Day Service. >YWORKS Free Body Estimates *8955495 One day Typing Service on Tcrmpapers, Thesis papers of 30 pages or less. Complete typing and copy services offered. Call Pam Dempscy 772-1343 6044 Gateway East Suite 502 (Surety Towers PRESIDENTIAL Thorough Surface Sanding. Machine of Rough Areas. Full Coat of Maaco Primer-sealer. 3 coats of Maaco Enamel & Cven Baked. AMBASSADOR Thorough Surface Sanding, 3 Coats of Enamel Oven Baked. 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