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discretion, to divide the balance of the school funds of the Santee separate school district between the Harmony special school district and the Santee consolidated school district, giving to the said Santee consolidated school district the sum of one hundred thirty-four dollars and forty cents, and to the Harmony special school district the sum of sixty-two dollars and sixty cents, the said Santee separate school district having been duly and legally abolished.

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

Approved January 30, 1924.

CHAPTER 538.

HOUSE BILL No. 753.

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of a junior college in Jones county, state of Mississippi, and to provide for the issuance of bonds for the erection of the necessary buildings and to provide the necessary equipment therefor, and to provide how funds shall be raised and to provide for the carrying out of the objects and purposes of this act, and to provide for the proper support of such junior college when established, and also to prescribe and provide for the course of study therein.

Junior College provided for Jones county.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That Jones county, state of Mississippi, may establish a junior college in said county, and the said junior college shall be established therein by the county school board by a resolutiou duly passed and adopted by such school board at any regular or special meeting called for said purpose. Such junior college shall be located on the Agricultural High School property, and such junior college shall be under the same management as the county agricultural high school.

Bonds to be issued to establish Junior College.

Sec. 2. When the school board of Jones county shall have established a junior college, then the board of supervisors of said county shall within thirty days, and at the next meeting after such junior college is established by the county school board, give notice of intenton to issue the bonds of such county, in a sum of not less than $100,000.00 at the next meeting of said board of supervisors after such notice of intention to issue said bonds is ordered given, and said notice shall be published in some newspaper having a circulation in said county and shall state that said bonds will be issued unless 20% of the dult tax payers of said county residing therein shall on or before noon of the first day of the next

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meeting file a protest against the issuance of said bonds, and said bonds shall be issued at said time unless 20% of the resident taxpayers of said county shall within said time file a protest against the issuance of said bonds, and said bonds shall be issued for the purpose of erecting the necessary building or buildings and to purchase and provide the necessary equipment for such junior college, and if said bonds are issued then the board of supervisors of Jones county shall make a proper levy of taxes from time to time to provide a sinking fund to retire said bonds as they mature and to pay the interest thereon as the same falls due, provided that no bonds so issued shall bear interest at a greater rate than 6% per annum, and said bonds shall be issued as now provided by law with reference to the issuance of bonds of a county, provided, further, that in the issuance of said bonds no other action shall be necessary to make them valid and binding obligations of said county other than the establishment of such junior college by the school board and the publication of the notice of the intention to issue such bonds as herein provided for. In the event 20% of the adult tax payers do file a protest against the issuance of any such bonds then the question shall be submitted to an election to be ordered to submit to the qualified electors of said county the question of the issuance of said bonds, said elections to be ordered by the board of supervisors and the same shall be held as provided by general law for the holding of elections to submit to the qualified electors the question of the issuance of county bonds, and if said election results in favor of the issuance of said bonds by the approval of a majority of those voting in said election so called, then said bonds shall be issued; otherwise, they shall not be issued.

Levy to be made to maintain Junior College.

Sec. 3. When such junior college shall have been established as herein provided for, and when the bonds of said county have been issued as herein specified, then the board of supervisors of said county shall each year at the time of making the levy for taxes for such year make a levy of not less than one mill on the taxable property of said county, and not to exceed three mills, for the support of such junior college, and when said taxes shall have been collected the same shall be deposited as county funds are deposited and shall be kept in a fund to be known as the junior college fund and said funds shall be paid out from time to time. as needed on order of the board of trustees of such junior college, and not otherwise.

Erection of buildings for Junior College provided for.

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the erection of such needed and necessary building or buildings as may be deemed proper, and pay for same out of the proceeds of such bond issue, or any other funds available for such purposes, and shall also purchase from the proceeds of such bond issue or other funds available for such purposes the equipment necessary for the running of such junior college, and the board of trustees of such junior college are hereby charged with the duty to run and operate such junior college so that the said junior college will do only the first two years of standard college work, that is to say, the freshman and sophomore work therein, and the course of study therein shall be first approved by the state superintendent of education, and the same as approved shall be strictly adhered to, and said officer shall not approve any course of study that does not strictly comply with the provisions of this act.

Tuition free to children of the county-Matriculation fee may be collectedBoard to be paid if in boarding department.

Sec. 5. When said junior college shall have been established as herein provided for the tuition shall be free to all the children of the county who have finished the high school course and who would be admitted to the University of Mississippi, the Mississippi A. and M. College or the M. S. C. W., on ther credit units and also other requirements for entrance into the freshman and sophomore classes of said colleges, but nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the collection of a matriculation fee from such students and the requirement that they shall pay board if they stay in the boarding department of such college.

Board of trustees.

Sec. 6. The board of trustees of such junior college shall be the same as the board of trustees of the Jones county agricultural high school, and the same shall be selected as provided by law for the selection of board of trustees for agricultural high schools.

Sec. 7. The board of trustees of said junior college when established under this act shall have the right to designate the name thereof, and the same may be different from the name of the agricultural high school, and the board of trustees may receive gifts and donations to such junior college, and accept and use the same on the terms on which same were given and donated not in violation of the law.

Sec. 8. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act and the provisions thereof are hereby repealed and annulled insofar as they may affect or conflict with provisions hereof.

Sec. 9. That this act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

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CHAPTER 539.

HOUSE BILL No. 313.

AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of Jones county to prepare and publish a budget for county expenses for the year 1924.

Jones county to prepare and publish budget for 1924.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the board of supervisors of Jones county be and they are hereby authorized to prepare and publish a budget for the expenses of Jones county, as provided by law, for the year 1924. Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 29, 1924.

CHAPTER 540.

HOUSE BILL No. 923.

AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of Jones county, Mississippi, to borrow five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for the purpose of paying the public school teachers of said county for the full six months term and to issue a loan warrant, or loan warrants, for said sum.

Jones county may borrow money to pay public school teachers.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the board of supervisors of Jones county, Mississippi, be and they are hereby authorized, in their discretion, to borrow the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the purpose of paying the public school teachers of said county, for the full six months term, for said term of 1923-1924.

May issue loan warrants.

Sec. 2. The board of supervisors may issue a loan warrant, or loan warrants, for said sum so borrowed, bearing not exceeding six per cent interest per annum, from date until paid, which warrant or warrants shall be due and payable on or by March 1, 1925.

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

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AN ACT to authorize the trustees of Summerland Rural School District to change the location of the school building and buy a site therefor.

Summerland Rural School District-Location may be changed.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the trustees of the Summerland Rural Separate School District of Jones county be and they are hereby authorized to purchase a site for a school building for said school district and remove the location of said school building to a site not exceeding four hundred yards from the location of the present school building. Sec. 2. That this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 16, 1924.

CHAPTER 542.

HOUSE BILL No. 415.

AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of Jones county, in its discretion, to pay J. C. Davis the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for the loss of a mule caused by a defective bridge in Jones county, Mississippi.

Jones county may pay J. C. Davis for one mule killed.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Mississippi, That the board of supervisors of ones county, Mississippi, is hereby authorized and empowered, in its discretion, to pay J. C. Davis, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or so much thereof as may be just, for the loss of one mule caused by a defective bridge on the highway of Jones county.

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

Approved March 26, 1924.

CHAPTER 543.

HOUSE BILL No. 440.

AN ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of Jones county to pay Mattie McCann the sum of twenty three dollars ($23.00) for services as a teacher in the public schools of said county, at Friendship School, for the fourth month of the term of 1912-13, out of the school funds of Jones county.

Jones county may pay Mattie McCann for teaching.

WHEREAS, Mattie McCann, a teacher in the public schools of Jones county, during the term 1912-13 taught the fourth month

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