Angola Tri State Triangle (Newspaper) - December 11, 1970, Angola, Indiana Dr. Bateman talks with student leaders by LARRY KENNEDY > This past week on December 8, the quarterly Student I^ders' meeting was held. The presidents of the campus organizations, fraternities, and dorms mét with Dr. Bateman to ask questions pertaining to policies and affairs of the school. Dr. Scott opened the meeting commenting on the openness of communication between the students and the administration Serious ¡»roblems have not arisen on campus because of the high caliber of students ; they know where they are going and are serious about it. He continued by saying how student leaders have been great in the past and present, but the gap between the student presidents and their followers is Wide. A lack of sensitivity between members, and how leadership must be used, has to be eliminated. Fall Festival was a beginning of this elimination. Many people were given authority arid everything went smooth. Dr. Bateman began by speaking highly of TSC's faculty. He feels that they are interested in the students more so than at other colleges. He also spoke about how coists are rising due to the economic level of the country. College is a business and a private college must rely on operating funds. Dr. Bateman is on two committees which are trying to jittain state support for private schools in Indiana in order to try to stem the rising costs. At TSC faculty Wages kept competitive with salaries a graduating senior Would receive, in order to keep our high quality of teachers. This is not an easy task. As a result of this and other factors, this is the first year TSC will have a deficit bu^et. One main reason being that the< school budgeted on the idea that 1,950 students would be here this fall and when only 1,850 came, TSC was cut short of funds. Already two-thirds of this deficit has been raised outside of the college and with greater enrollment in the winter than expected, it probably will be covererd. At this point in the meeting questions were ^swered. I. Why no student union? Simply because there is no money at present. Also because Ihe next building to be built will be the Business Building ori the site of Parking Lot 10. The student union, when built, will house a theater, student offices, and a supplement to the library. 2. When will intramurals start? They, will begin after the Christmas break. TSC has not opened the pool because there is still a leak in it and the school wants to make sure it will be fixed before it takes the building over. The building is now over 90 days late, being due August 21. 3. Why didn't the phones^ork in the blackout at Stewart Hall? The blackout was a freak accident and as a result the entire system is being restructed so that it can't happen again. Constant contact was kept with the dorm during Volume 23, No. 10 Tri-State College P.O. Box 307 Angola, Indiana 46703 December 11, 1970 by MARY ANN BEURET The audience, sitting at round tables covered with red and whit« tablecloths and sipping sarsparillo, hissed and bo(xd as the villain sneaked off the stage. The scene sounds like a page from history, frgm the days of the melodrama, thé 1800's. Actually, the scene took place last weekend in the Aero Auditorium as a very up-to-date audience reacted to an 1890's temperence melodrama "Ten Nights in a Barroom" performed by the Angola Comr munity Theatre. Tlie audience encouraged the players by its participation and emotional invdvément. Little Mary, the angel child, i^ayed by Sara Rodferer, stole thé hearts of evei^one with her innocence and sweetness. Anita Showalter, as the wife of Simon Slade the landlord, gained the sympathy of the full house with her touching rendition of "Where is my Wandering Boy Tonight?" The villain, portrayed by Bill San Giacomo, gave a performance that deserved every hiss and boo he received. The sweethearts, Mehitabel Cartwright, played by Mary Ann Beuret, and Sample Switchel played by Steve Durtchi, ma^ many a heart flutter with their flirtations. Dudley Gleason, portraying the philanthroiHSt Squire Romaine,; gained the admiration of the audience with his philosophical words and kind deeds. Lynn Syler, as the lovely Gddie Hills, gained the love of everyone there with her rousing sing along and her kind heart. David Syler, portraying Simon Slade, was every bit the drunken bedraggled landlord. ^ Larry Roderer as Willie and Frank Slade, played by A1 Toy, were the perfect examples of what the evils of liquor can do. Tom Turici as Joe Morgan and Colleen Anspaugh as Mrs. Morgan received the pity of all with their portrayals of the pathetic parents of Litle Mary . John Artz, as Tommy, the shoeshine boy, was a most pitiful sole supporter of his widowed mother and five the entire incident in case of an emergency. 4. Why can't friends come in the dorms without first checking with the housemother? This is to protect the students from people who are not friends of the collie. In the past rooms have been broken into: therefore a preventitive measure was necessary. 5. Why aren't the RA's of better quality? Due to the fact that this is an undergraduate school the students picked for the job are Continued on Page 3 Blackout hits student housing A weekend power failure five fraternity houses in the West Park Avenue complex, causing inconvenience and some discomfort for several hundred students. The students took the emergency in stride. Main-tenahce crews worked long hours in an effort to restore electrical service as soon as possible. ''Tri-State College appreciates very much the patience and understanding shown by the students during this emergency," B.E. Sunday, secretary-treasurer of the college said. "We express our thanks also to the maintenance men who worked through ththe weekend to restore service." The cause of the failure was not determined, but it was believed to have been a defect in insulation. The break occurred at 4 p.m. Friday Service was restored to Alwood, Cameron and Piatt halls within four hours, but college and Northern Indiana Public Service Company workers were unable to repair the damage to the lines to Stewart Hall and the fraternities. An independent contractor was called, and his workmen found the break Saturday morning. Wire needed for repair was located in Marion, Ind., and service was restored about 8 p.m. Saturday. Burned out motors left at least two fraternities without heat for a longer time. Stewart Hall continued to serve meals through the emergency, cooking with gas and using candles for light. Facilities of the halls which had electricity were made available to residents of the other units. Service was restored at 8 p.m. Saturday, twenty eight hours after the failure. THE DRUNKEN CORPSE-tcene after the barroom brawl in "Ten Ni^its in a Barroom.'' younger sisters. Behind these actors and acresses were the members of the chorus who added volume and enthusiasm to the choral numbers. Members of the chorus included Pat King, Suzanne Baney, Kathleen Daley, Jim Pierro, William Broderick, John Stevens, Steve Freeborn, and I>ennis H^ike. Between scenes olio spots were presented by Mrs. Florence Wilson who sang "A Boy's Best Friend is his Mother", Iton Pierce and John Stevens presented a soft shoe version of "Mary", Jphn Steyens oloed with ''Always Take Mother's Advice", and Anita Showalter touched all with her rendition of "She's Only A Bird in a Gilded Cage". Anita Showalter wwked as the musical director with the hlep of acconipianists Nancy Neunschwander and Phil Bitner and drummer John Bell. Besides these very talented people were the skilled stage crew including Barbara Han-selman, Ron Pierce, Arnie Heier, and Dan Wells. Mrs. Winifred. Owens acted as costume mistress with the assistance of Pat King and Joan Tapp. . Dianae White took charge of make-up and A1 Marshal, Keith Hanselman, and Jim Swift made up the lighting crew. Mrs. Kathryn Gordon was responsible for presenting the Angola Area with "Ten Nights in a Barroom". Under her direction the ACT members presented a very successful play.