Arrest Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Mon, Mar 18, 1963.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, March 18, 1963

ON THE SCHOOL PROBLEMLOS ANGELES. Sir: To set the record straight, the Statement of the Oxnard-Ventura Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was presented by the Field Secretary for the Southern and Southwest Areas of the NAACP. The Sub-Regional Office, located in Los Angeles, services 33 branches in California, Arizona and Nevada in addition to the OxnardBranch.Your editorial of March 8 raising the hue and cry of outsideinterference smacks of the time-worn plaint of newspapers and citizens in the deep South who hope to throw up a smoke screen so that the real issues can not be seen.There is more than ample precedent for NAACP’s position on de facto segregation in public schools. NAACP is proud to have argued the School Cases beforethe U. S. Supreme Court thatgave rise to the new historic May 17, 1954. Decision; we are also proud to have presented a statement before the California State Board of Education in April of last year which gave rise to the State Board's Statement of Policy as regards De Facto School Segregation.During the past year, the NAA-CP's attack on public schools segregated-in-fact in the West and North has been extended to more than 70 cities in 15 states. FromCalifornia to Connecticut, the NAACP has examined school policies and practices and based on the findings, has alerted communities to the existence of Western and Northern-stylc segregation and its damaging effects.Twelve western and northern public school systems, at the beginning of the 1962-63 school year, desegregated completely or took steps to achieve greater desegregation as the direct result of NAACP activity Vigorous oommunity-action programs are underway in other communities to eliminate or reduce racial segregation in the schools and to raise educational standards Continued evasion and inaction by school officials in some instances has resulted in litigation. Eighteen of a total of 21 legal actions challenging existing public school segregation have been filed by the NAACP In