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Bakersfield Sunday Californian (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Bakersfield, California 0 sunday sept. 2,1973 a or Gaff ref Truh californian Black school desegregated by becoming Tulsa s Best House leased in Sacramento by gov. Reagan owned by 17 of his wealthy political supporters faces major property tax increase this year. Sacramento county assessor has owners Fate property tax raised Market value to $165,Ock from $100,000 in 1970, state pays $15,000 annual rent on property through title insurance and Trust a wire photo mansion now yields tiny profit Tulsa okla. A Booker t. Washington High school will be integrated us year because 518 Whites volunteered to attend t h e virtually All Black school. Faced with an ultimatum from the Justice department. Tulsa school officials opted for a voluntary desegregation plan instead of forced busing. They set out to make Washington the Best academic school in the entire Tulsa system which has some 64.500 pupils enrolled of which about 9.600 Are Black. Then they invited White pupils to apply for admission to Washington. A the uniqueness of this is Many times before All White schools have been integrated with Blacks but i believe this is the first time in the country we be taken a formerly Allback school and desegregated it voluntarily a said . Green a White principal who transferred to Washington this year. He switched places with Granville Smith the Black principal who headed Washington last year. Last year 850 Blacks and a handful of Whites attended Washington. This year school officials set a goal of 600 Blacks and 600 Whites. The response 712 Black from Washington and 518 Whites from other schools signed up. A if we did t have to have parental approval for these students we would have our 600 students a Long time ago a Green said. A school Board member said some parents offered their children a trip to Europe if they would not attend Washington. Others threatened to take away their teenagers cars. But Over All the response has been Good. Forty of Tulsa a Best teachers volunteered to Transfer to Washington bringing t h e school s total number of teachers to 76 and lowering the Pupil teacher ratio to 16-1. A a in a going for three reasons the courses the schedule and the spectacular teachers a said Pupil Peter Newby. A Public schools have been the same since kindergarten a said Todd Miller. A i wanted to try something different. A lot of cities have had problems with busing. I wanted to see it work out right in a i have a personal Art Murray said. A i Don t want to be a hypocrite. I griped and fussed about forced busing and i think Tulsa has designed a voluntary plan that will Donnell Smith a Black Pupil Leader had another reason a integration is the Chance we be waited for to show what we re really officials added 28 courses to the Standard 58. Washington pupils can study chinese archaeology and several other courses not usually available in Tulsa Public schools. In addition Quot Washington offers More advanced courses in the Basic Fields. A a school is Only As Good As the people who Are there a Green told an audience of 300 White parents recently. A Washington will have the Best people. If you decide to Send your children to any High school you be decided on the a second bests the parents applauded. Desegregation plans Are relatively new in Tulsa. A Junior High school integration plan is in its third year. Similar plans for Grade schools and High schools Are in their second year. School officials like to Point out that once they were faced with implementing a desegregation plan they did it for themselves. They did t wait for die courts to Quot impose busing programs. There is some busing in Tulsa a 12.600 pupils out of the total enrolment of about 64.500 Are bused. But the school officials Drew up their own plans. Elderly woman gets court backing Rio de Janeiro Dpi a judge Humberto Batista did not believe Amadeu pintos plea of self defense and sentence him to three months in jail. Pinto told the judge he had acted in self defense when he beat up Alice de Castro. Pinto is 23. The woman is 76. Sacramento a the 17 wealthy men who own Ronald Reagan a Home in Sacramento have begun to profit a Little from their investment one of them says. But they also face a big property tax increase this year. The state pays $15,000 a year in taxpayer funds to rent the White Brick English Tudor Home in a quiet residential area a few Miles East of the Capitol. The state has been without an official governors mansion since the reagans abandoned the old one in 1967 As a a fire ownership is held in Trust by the same firm that holds the title to president Nixon a Western White House estate it san Clemente title insurance and Trust co. But in contrast to san Clemente there never was any question about ownership of the House. Leland Kaiser retired san Francisco insurance Man said the owners have begun to realize a modest return on their Purchase of the House four years ago. A a we be gotten some Kaiser said. A i Don t remember How de Gray Reagan a press Secretary who recently made inquiries about the Home for a reporter said he was not aware that the owners had made any profit on the House. He added a it would be rather Small in a certain a matter of a few the White Brick English Tudor Home in a quiet residential area a few Miles East of the Capitol has been California s privately owned temporary governors mansion Ever since 1967. The legislature has squabble for years Over building a new executive residence and work finally is scheduled to Start on a million Dollar mansion oct. I. The title of the Reagan Home is held in Trust by title insurance and Trust co. The ownership became a political Issue briefly during Reagan a 1970 re election Campaign. Aside from that there has been Little Public controversy Over Reagan living in a Home owned by his Rich political supporters most of them financiers and industrialists. In contrast to a controversy surrounding t h e Westem White House the assessed value of the Reagan House has soared 60 per cent in the past three years. The value of the House used for figuring taxes jumped from $100,000 in 1970 to $129,-280 last year to $165,000 this year. Even if the tax rate does no to increase it Means the owners will have to pay about $5,700 in property taxes this coming year compared with $4,535 last year. Most Homes in the same East Sacramento area were reassessed this year in preparation for the 1973-74 tax Bills which will go out in late october. Shortly after the Purchase one of Reagan a oldest friends and staunchest political supporters Taft Schreiber said he declined an invitation to join in the Purchase because a i did no to think it was a Good i the Orange county Register reported this summer that president Nixon and industrialist Friend Robert Abplanalp had been under taxed by up to $55,000 the past three years because the Western White House had been under assessed. The original Purchase Price of the property was $1.5 million and improvements have totalled at least $217,270, the White House said last week. The Orange county assessor has valued the san Clemente property for tax purposes this year at $1.37 million. Orange county officials so far have refused a state tax Board request that they review the assessment. Assessor Jack Vallerga has said it is fair. The reagans moved out of the aging victorian governors mansion and leased the East Sacramento Home from a local businessman in 1967 after he declared the mansion a a fire Reagan also complained that the old Home was on a Busy truck route and no place to raise children. They faced eviction from their new rented Home two years later when the owner decided to sell. So the 17 supposes put up $10,000 each to buy the Home. De Gray Reagan a press Secretary said Hie original Purchase Price was $165,000. Reagan continued to pay the $2,500a-month rent himself to the new owners until july of 1970 when the state legislature budgeted $15,000 a year to take Over the rent. The owners spent $26,000 for remodelling Gray said. Otherwise improvements have been limited to minor Security provisions. The legislature also appropriates $17,400 annually for Upkeep of the residence just As it did for the former mansion now a historical site. The 17 owners pay the taxes and insurance while the state pays an average $170 a year for Utility Bills. Reagan has called on the legislature to put aside years of political bickering and build a new governors mansion. This year the lawmakers finally appropriated $1 million for the project. Work on the new governors House is scheduled to Start oct. I on a Bluff overlooking the american River in suburban Sacramento. Reagan says he never will live in the new residence however since he will not seek a third term. Dahs open labor Day 7-Itotami my Mpr a pm Apfl Fol 10 . To 6 . Pharmacy 0ept. Witt by Coseo amp of Ess super drug stores St. Johns lutheran school 1030 4th Street 3223816 Register now monday thru Friday 9 . 5 . 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