War Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Fri, Dec 6, 1974.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, December 6, 1974

IntegrationCaselt; Continued from Page 1)After the judge made this 1971 ulation patterns, beyondorder, without holding a trial, the district appealed to the Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco which ordered a trial on the segregation issue. The Circuit Court, however, declined to halt busing.The plaintiffs, 10 Colonia children who originally filed the suit charging ethnic and racial segregation in 1970, have presented testimony and argued segregation has been the pattern in Oxnard for 40 years.Plaintiffs’ attorneys Nowlin and Joel Edelman have introduced into evidence school minutes from the 1930s which reveal a deliberate policy of Segregation of Mexican-American children from Anglo children.Further, Nowlin and Edelman have offered testimony and argued that this pattern of separating Mexican-American and Anglo children continuedthrough the 1940s and 1950s and well into the late 1960s.The two plaintiffs’ attorneys cite the failure of the district to desegregate despite a known pattern of segregation and the continuation of the neighborhood school policy to foster continued segregation.Not so the school district has countered. Waters has presented evidence and argued that the continuing segregation was not the result of district policies but rather was the result of neighborhood pop-district control School trustees have testified that the neighborhood school* policy was selected because it. best served the needs of the stu * dents and was desired by the* parents. IFurther, Waters has presented testimony and argued that the school boards have taken positive actions to end segregation, such as compensatory education programs for blacks and Mexican-Americans and better schools in the Colonia.Award-Winning Director DiesROME (AP)—Pietro Germi,60, director of the AcademyAward-winning film “Divorce Italian Style,” died Thursday from liver cancer. His 1961worldwide box-office hit won Oscars for the script and screenplay.Former Chemical Firm Official DiesWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -Emile Francis du Pont, 76, former member of the toard of E.I. du Pont de Nemours Co. and first manager of big chemical company's original nylon plant, died Thursday after a long illness.