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N.C. ESSAY
Tuesday, November 12, 1974
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Campaign
Is First In
Ten Years
FUND DRIVE, From Page 1
These are people who believe the school
ought to exist to provide an opportunity
for artistic development. It’s rare to find
people who love the arts and yet who
have money that they are willing to
contribute.”
Goal Is Feasible
“This is not an advantageous time to
campaign for public contributions,”
Stone acknowledged. “People simply
have not had appreciated stock or other
sources of profit from which they usually
donatf. Most fund drives of this nature
are conducted every five to seven years.
We have waited ten years. Our goal is $3
million whereas Wake Forest has a
campaign goal of $8 million. Our goal is
feasible."
Approximately ten years ago, 1,700
people gave nearly $1 million, their time
and their good will to establish the school
in Winston-Salem.
On Nov. 11, the original contributions
were on campus to see what became of
their investment. These are the people
who made our school happen. A “light
hearted variety show” was planned for
their entertainment. There was none of
the pressure normally associated with
campaigns. But we as a school could be
in trouble. We depend on approximately
15-25 percent of our total budget from
private support. With financial troubles
as widespread as they are today, private
support might not be available.
Stone recalls that the original
campaign was based on “a noble
venture... an experiment. The
experiment has not only worked, but our
school has become an outstanding model
for an arts education. And this institution
lias more promise than any other venture
of a similar nature.”
In The Beginning
The North Carolina School of
the Arts began in 1965 with a mandate
from the state legislature to “create and
provide for a training center in the
performing arts.” The bill which
established the school also established a
foundation with the responsibility to seek
;ind administer funds.
Beginning with a Ford Foundation
matching grant and nearly a million
(lollars raised by the citizens of Winston-
Salem in a 48-hour marathon telephone
campaign the NCSA Foundation has
provided support in addition to state
support necessary for the school’s
excellence, if not survival.
Stone says, “We began with a hope, a
prayer, a chance. We must once again
turn to our friends.”
Bailey Street)
Park?
PARK, From Page 3
_ 'Ifs very foolish to turn businesses out
hke that.”
Two members of the Board of
\ldermen told the Essay that they were
insure it would be a good decision to raze
ie buildings,
There i.s a possibility that the funds
libe used for a park,” said Richard
"But based on what I’ve read it
lid be used for other things, such as
'isliindard housing (in other areas).”
We are still kicking it around,” said
'■nestine Wilson, also on the Board of
^'onncn, “And no firm plans have been
■iie yet. Don’t get me wrong. I would
i' c to see a park, but the housing in
in.stoiKSalem is critical.”
l^liysical improvements would be
■lore beneficial,” said Mrs. Wilson,
And I feel I will have to lean in that
direction.’'
Pickles at Top of Barrel
The NCSA Pickles, playing a warm-up
game in preparation for their November
2nd Homecoming game, opened their
season with a thorough 30-10 lashing of
Greensboro.
The Pickles out-hustled, out-ran and
out-threw the Greensboro Boys, whose
lack of organization and precision
provided them with two touchbacks and a
touchdown.
The Pickles, off to a quick start, with
Glenn Medas as quarterback, got the
first touchdown, a long bomb to Josh
Clark.
Greensboro countered with a two-point
safety and a touchdown, giving them an
8-6 advantage, the only lead they would
have the entire game. Moments later, a
touchdown pass from Medas to Gary
Barnes gave the Pickles a 12-8 half time
lead.
Pickles Come Alive
In the second half of the game. The
Pickles’ defense really came alive. With
Skull Sconiers and Peanut Butter Garrett
constantly bursting through
(Jreensboro’s offense, forcing them to
.make erratic passes and careless plays,
the Pickles blew the game wide open.
The frustrated Greensboro Boys only
managed a measly two-point touchback,
while Medas, Rutledge and Ron Cook
racked up three more touchdowns for the
Pickles.
Medas faked a pass, found an opening
and ran the field for the first touchdown
of the second half. Greensboro, down 18-
10 at this point, hadn’t had a serious
scoring threat since entering the second
half and needed a touchdown badly.
Their hopes for a comeback victory
quickly faded as Ron Cook intercepted a
pass and waltzed in with the ball, giving
the Pickles a 24-10 lead.
The rest of the game was all downhill
for the Greensboro gang. At one point, a
desperate player kicked the ball off the
field in anger and uttered an expletive.
With one minute left in the game,
Medas added the final touch to his
excellent performance by ripping a 15-
yard touchdown pass to Roger Rutledge
for the final 20-point margin victory.
With scarcely over two minutes left in
the fourth quarter, Glenn Medas
unleashed a 60-yard touchdown pass to
Tom Williams to break a 12-12 tie and
give the Pickles a well deserved 19-12
victory over the Winston-Salem State
Rams in their fourth annual homecoming
game.
The Pickles, off to a slow start when
Medas’ first pass was intercepted, looked
like they were going to have a rough
time. However, Josh Clark quickly got
things rolling as he intercepted a pass.
Suddenly the Pickles had the ball at the
50-yard line. From there on, the Pickles,
inspired by an enthusiastic crowd and the
cheering of cheerleaders, played a
Sports Corner By Alvin Muckley
Pickles break up a pass play.
IMiiito h> XiriiiKtDt)
brilliant first half.
Medas was on target whipping short
passes to Gary Barnes, Tom Williams,
Mike Wagner and Roger Rutledge. The
Pickles finally got on the scoreboard
when Medas let loose one of two
touchdown passes to Tom Williams, this
one a 35 yarder at the end of the first
quarter, to give the Pickles a 6-0 lead.
Winston-Salem State came back in the
second quarter with a series of short runs
and passes to even the game up at 6 all.
Lead at Halftime
The Pickles’ next drive, which started
at the Rams’ 20-yard line, consisted of a
series of laterals, screen passes, short
runs, and a beautifully executed double
reverse that culminated with Medas
nailing Rutledge with his second
touchdown pass of the day, for a
comfortable 12-6 half time advantage.
In third quarter action, the Pickles’
pace slowed down considerably. Relying
on their six point lead, they lost the
momentum that had carried them
through the first half. Medas was off
■'*1» *';** *"
Kssay Piiolo by KrvHiil .Arringlon
With gritted teeth, Pickles endure ^'rueling calisthenics.
target, connecting on only one of five
passes, and Pickle receivers couldn’t
seem to hold onto the ball, letting it slip
through their hands on various
occasions. But the defensive unit made
up for the slump. Rodney Bristol, Ron
Cook, Josh Clark, and Tom Williams
constantly frustrated the Rams’
attempts to get a rally going, slapping
down passes that would have been sure
touchdowns. It was Pickles’ defensive
man Ron Cook who almost supplied the
Pickles with another touchdown as he
intercepted a 70-yard pass and ran to the
Rams’ 15-yard line. The Pickles scored
on a screen pass from Medas to Wagner,
who then proceded to hit Gary Barnes;
but they were charged with two forward
passes and the touchdown was nullified.
Suspensefu! Tie
In the fourth quarter, the Winsto.n-
Salem Rams, led by quarterback Darnell
Presely, started putting the ball in the
air, hoping to get the touchdown that
would tie the game. The Pickles provided
the Rams with the break they were
looking for as they committed an
interference and an off-side penalty,
giving the Rams possession of the
football at the Pickle’s 20-yard line. The
Pickles defense tried to hold the Rams
back, but Presely, determined to
capitalize on the Pickles mistakes,
drilled a short spiral in to one of his
receivers for a touchdown. The Rams,
trying to take the lead for the first time in
the ball game, missed the one-point
conversion. With two minutes, 10 seconds
left in the game, the score was knotted at
12- all.
At this point, the game seemed like it
would be a replay of last year’s thriller in
which Wake Forest slipped past NCSA in
the'final minutes.
But Medas, who was 14 for 29, quickly
brought the deadened crowd, roaring to
its feet as he rifled a 60-yard pass to the
outstretched arms of Tom Williams, who
scampered in for the winning touchdown.
Medas then'hit Rugledge for the only
successful one point conversion of the
game, and the Pickles had secured their
victory.
Tom Williams, who had an overall
exceptional, day catching two touchdown
passes, including the one that assured the
Pickles victory, was picked as most
valuable player.
    

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