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STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

CHAPTER 415.

HOUSE BILL No. 956.

AN ACT to authorize and empower the trustees of the McComb City Separate School District, of Pike County, McComb, Mississippi, in their discretion, to retire, on part pay, such teachers as have taught, or supervised instruction, in the schools of said district for not less than twenty years; limiting the amount of funds to be so expended. McComb City school trustees may retire certain teachers on part pay.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the trustees of the McComb City Separate School District, of Pike county, McComb, Mississippi, are hereby authorized and empowered, in their discretion, to retire, on part pay, such teachers as have taught, or supervised instruction, in the schools of said separate school district for not less than twenty years.

Limitation on allowance.

Sec. 2. No teacher retired on part pay under the provisions of this act shall receive more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) annually, nor shall more than 1% of the total school budget in any one year be expended in payments to such retired teachers.

Sec. 3. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved April 5, 1924.

CHAPTER 416.

HOUSE BILL No. 930.

AN ACT to authorize and empower the trustees of the Meridian Separate School District, of Lauderdale County, Meridian, Mississippi, in their discretion to retire, on part pay, such teachers as have taught, or supervised instruction, in the schools of said district for not less than twenty-five years; limiting the amount of funds to be so expended.

Meridian school trustees may retire certain teachers on part pay.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the trustees of the Meridian Separate School District, of Lauderdale county, Meridian, Mississippi, are hereby authorized and empowered, in their discretion, to retire, on part pay, such teachers as have taught, or supervised instruction, in the schools of said separate school district for not less than twenty

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Sec. 2. No teacher retired on part pay under the provisions of this act shall receive more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) annually, nor shall more than 1% of the total school budget in any one year be expended in payments to such retired teachers.

Sec. 3. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved April 5, 1924.

CHAPTER 417.

SENATE BILL No. 334.

AN ACT to authorize the mayor and commissioners of the city of Meridian, Mississippi, in their discretion, to donate a sum of money not to exceed $2,500.00 to be expended for the use and benefit of the Mississippi-Alabama fair in awarding premiums or prizes.

Meridian may contribute to Mississippi-Alabama fair.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the mayor and commissioners of the city of Meridian, Lauderdale county, Mississippi, be and they are hereby authorized and empowered, in their discretion, to donate from the city treasury a sum of money not to exceed $2,500.00, to be used for the use and benefit of the Mississippi-Alabama fair association, to be used in the purchase, award or giving of premiums or prizes.

Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

Approved April 10, 1922.

CHAPTER 418.

SENATE BILL NO. 501.

AN ACT authorizing the town of Moorhead, Mississippi, to issue bonds for the purpose of procuring the Delta Teachers' College.

Moorhead may issue bonds to secure Delta Teachers College.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the town of Moorhead, Mississippi, be, and it is hereby authorized and empowered, to issue bonds of said town up to and including the amount of $125,000.00, or so much thereof as may be authorized by a majority of the qualified electors thereof at an election to be held for that purpose, to aid in the procuring,

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the establishment and location of the Delta Teachers' College. Said bonds shall be issued all in accordance with sections 3416, 3419, and 3420, of the code of 1906, and acts amendatory thereto, and chapter 206 of the 1920 laws of Mississippi, and acts amendatory thereto, but shall not be included in computing any limit which is now placed by law on the amount of bonds to be issued by said town. A majority of the votes cast in said election shall determine the result; if a majority of those voting in an election held for that purpose shall cast their vote for the said bond issue, then the bonds shall be issued in the amount authorized in said election. The proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be used for the purchase of land, or erecting a building, or buildings, or in any other way to aid in the location of the said Delta Teachers' College.

Bonds to be issued as all other municipal bonds are issued.

Sec. 2. That the bonds issued under this act shall be issued as all other municipal bonds are required to be issued.

Sec. 3. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved by the governor, April 10, 1924.

CHAPTER 419.

HOUSE BILL No. 1009.

AN ACT to validate all and every action and proceeding heretofore taken and had by the board of mayor and aldermen of the city of Natchez for the issuance of the municipal serial bonds of the city of Natchez in the sum of $75,000.00, and to authorize and empower the mayor and board of aldermen to issue the municipal bonds of said city, in the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars for the purpose of obtaining sufficient funds to purchase a ferry boat or ferry boats and all other necessary equipment for the establishment of a public ferry for hire from a point within the limits of the city of Natchez across the Mississippi river to some point on the opposite shore of said river within the limits of the town of Vidalia and return as a municipal ferry to be operated either at the expense of the city of Natchez or under lease therefrom to other parties, and to declare such bonds in such amount when so issued and sold valid and outstanding and legal obligations of the said city of Natchez.

WHEREAS, Acting under and by virtue of the power conferred upon the city of Natchez by amendment to its charter heretofore duly had and approved by law, the board of mayor and aldermen of the said city of Natchez, on the 15th day of January, A. D. 1924, at an election held on that date submitted to the legally qualified voters of the said city of Natchez, the question of giving to the mayor and board of aldermen of the said city of Natchez, authority

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to issue the municipal serial bonds of the said city to an amount. of not to exceed seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) to bear interest not exceeding six per cent (6%) per annum payable semiannually, in such denominations and with such maturities as may hereafter be determined by ordinance, for the purpose of obtaining sufficient funds to purchase a ferry boat or ferry boats and all other necessary equipment for the establishment of a public ferry for hire from a point within the limits of the city of Natchez across the Mississippi river to some point on the opposite shore of said river within the limits of the town of Vidalia and return as a municipal ferry to be operated either at the expense of the city of Natchez or under lease therefrom to other parties; and

WHEREAS, The result of said election was by an overwhelming majority to give to the board of mayor and aldermen of the city of Natchez the authority to issue the said bonds of the city in the amount and for the purpose stated as hereinabove set forth; NOW THEREFORE,

Validating proceedings of mayor and aldermen of Natchez in issuance of certain bonds.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That all acts and proceedings heretofore had and taken by the board of mayor and aldermen of the city of Natchez for the issuance of the municipal serial bonds of the said city of Natchez in the principal sum and amount of not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) and the above mentioned election held with reference to the authority to issue said bonds, be and the same are hereby declared to have been duly and legally had, taken and held, and that the same be and they are hereby in all things made valid and legal, and said bonds, when issued are hereby made and declared a legal and binding obligation on the city of Natchez issuing the same regardless of any defects or informalities, if any there be, in any actions and proceedings of the board of mayor and aldermen of said city, or any informalities or irregularities of said election, or any irregularities or informalities in the issuance of said bonds, or the failure of the municipality to comply with any law or part of law providing for their issuance.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after the date of its passage.

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CHAPTER 420.

HOUSE BILL No. 310.

AN ACT to authorize the town of Poplarville, Pearl River county, Mississippi, to sell and convey its light and water works plant and all property connected there with to J. E. Pottharst.

Poplarville may sell and convey its water works plant.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the town of Poplarville, Pearl River county, Mississippi, be and it is hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey unto J. E. Pottharst its electric light and water plant, including all equipment and appliances used in connection therewith including all poles, wire, pipe line, real estate and everything connected with and forming a part of said electric light and water plant system in said town.

Considerations for transferring of plant.

The said purchaser as a consideration thereof to operate the said plant for a period of twenty years, and to furnish water and light to the residents and customers of said town upon such rates and terms as shall be agreed on between the mayor and board of aldermen of the said town and the said purchaser, and to furnish free of charge to the town of Poplarville, during said period of twenty years street lights and water for fire protection and its public schools for an amount and in the manner to be agreed on between the said mayor and board of aldermen of the said town, and the said purchaser.

Purchaser to execute surety bond.

Sec. 2. The said purchaser shall be required to execute a surety bond in some solvent surety company authorized to do business in the state of Mississippi in an amount to be fixed by the mayor and board of aldermen of said town conditioned to carry out the terms and conditions of the purchase of said plant.

Mayor and aldermen to transfer property.

Sec. 3. The mayor and board of aldermen of the said town of Poplarville are hereby authorized and empowered to do any and all things necessary to convey the said property to the said purchaser in accordance with this act, and are hereby authorized to execute a conveyance to the said purchaser in the name and on behalf of the said town of Poplarville.

Sec. 4. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

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