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An Act to Incorporate the Cullowhee High School, Jackson County.

1891 Private Laws: Chapter 170

Private Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed in 1891 - Pages 1016-1018.

The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:

Section 1. That D. D. Davies, Wm. Wilson, W. A. Henson, R. L. Watson, J. D. Coward, T. A. Cox, L. J. Smith, R. H. Brown and W. C. Norton, and their successors who may be elected as hereinafter provided, be and the same are hereby created a body politic and corporate under the name and style of "The Trustees of the Cullowhee High School," for the purpose of establishing a high school in the Cullowhee Valley, near Painter, Jackson County, N. C., with the privilege of a common seal to be altered at their pleasure, and with power to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, contract and be contracted with, hold such real and personal property, by purchase, donation or otherwise as they may consider necessary for the establishment and maintenance of said school not to exceed fifty thousand dollars, and make all rules, regulations, by-laws and agreements needful for the government of their body and the said high school, and for carrying into effect the aforesaid purpose of their institution, and do all other acts pertaining to similar corporations and not inconsistent with the laws of this state or the United States.

Sec. 2. That the terms of office of the trustees shall be three years from the date of their election. Of the trustees herein named the term of the first three named shall expire at the end of one year from the time of organization of the aforesaid board; the next three at the end of two years; the last three at the end of three years. The stockholders shall meet annually and hold an election to fill the vacancies as they occur, so that one-third may be elected each year, each being subject, however, to removal at any time by a majority of said board for inefficiency or other just cause. In case of a vacancy by death, resignation or otherwise, said vacancy may be filled by a majority of the trustees present at any regular session.

Sec. 3. That said board of trustees shall, at the first regular meeting after the ratification of this Act, elect one of their number president of the board of trustees and such other officers as they may deem necessary; and said trustees may prescribe the mode of the election of such officers, with the terms thereof, and may enact laws for the regulation of the duties of all officers whom they elect. Five trustees shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.

Sec. 4. That said trustees shall have the exclusive right to elect a president of said high school and such teachers as they may think proper.

Sec. 5. That the faculty of said high school shall with the advice and consent of the trustees have power to grant diplomas conferring such degrees as are usually conferred by chartered institutions of learning.

Sec. 6. That the individual property of the aforesaid trustees shall not be liable for the debts of said corporation.

Sec. 7. That said trustees shall, by a two-thirds vote of all the trustees, be authorized to change the name of said high school and the title and name of the body politic hereby created, and in case of such change of name the new body politic and corporation shall succeed to all rights, powers, property, privileges and advantages conferred by this Act upon the trustees of the Cullowhee High School, and such body politic shall be held responsible for all the debts and contracts made by the Cullowhee High School.

Sec. 8. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to give or sell any student of said school any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors while a resident student of said school, except prescribed by a physician in case of sickness.

Sec. 9. That it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to sell any spirituous, vinous or malt liquors within two miles of said high school.

Sec. 10. That any person or persons violating the provisions of sections eight and nine of this Act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not less than ten dollars nor more than fifty and imprisoned not to exceed thirty days.

Sec. 11. This Act shall be in force from and after its ratification.

Ratified the 3d day of March, A.D. 1891.

Daniel G. Fowle, Governor
Thomas M. Holt, Lt. Governor and President of the Senate
Rufus A. Doughton, Speaker of the House of Representatives

State of North Carolina,
Office Secretary of State,
Raleigh, June 13, 1891.

I, Octavius Coke, Secretary of State, hereby certify that the fore-
going are true copies of the original acts and resolutions on file in
this office.

Octavius Coke,
Secretary of State.

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