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the said deed of conveyance, with an abstract of title showing
a clear and unincumbered title, and all papers relating thereto
shall be deposited in the office of the Auditor General.

(268.) SEC. 3. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars is Appropriation
hereby appropriated for the erection of a suitable building for for bl
the use of said State Board of Education in the establishment
of a normal school under the provisions of this act, which
building shall be erected in accordance with the suggestions
and requirements of the State Board of Corrections and Chari-
ties, and shall be ready for occupancy October one, eighteen
hundred ninety-nine.

(269.) SEC. 4. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation
appropriated for the payment of the salaries and conduct of Sj ISQQ-IQOO.
said normal school for the year eighteen hundred ninety-nine
and nineteen hundred, namely: Two thousand five hundred
dollars for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and
seven thousand five hundred dollars for the year nineteen hun-
dred, which amounts, together with amount specified in sec-
tion three of this act, shall be expended under the direction of
the State Board of Education and be drawn on their order
from the general fund : Provided, That this appropriation Proviso,
shall not be available unless five thousand dollars of the
amount volunteered as a gift from the citizens of Marquette
toward the site and beautifying the grounds be donated for the
equipment of the school.

(270.) SEC. 5. The Auditor General shall add to and in-
corporate with the State tax for the year eighteen hundred and
ninety-nine the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hundred
dollars, and for the .year nineteen hundred the sum of seven
thousand five hundred dollars, to be assessed, levied and col-
lected as other State taxes are assessed, levied and collected,
which sum, when collected, shall be placed to the credit of the
general fund to reimburse it for the sum appropriated by sec-
tions three and four of this act.

(271.) SEC. 6. The said Northern State Normal School control of
shall be under and subject to the control of the State Board of
Education, according to the provisions of act number one
hundred ninety-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred and
eighty-nine, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws
relative to the State Board of Education, and amendments
thereto, also according to the provisions of act number one
hundred and seventy-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred
and ninety-seven, entitled, "An act to fix the relation of the
existing normal schools of the State," which laws are made
applicable to the school, except as herein otherwise provided.
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Name, etc



Site, how and
by whom
secured.



Appropria-
tion.



How used.



Proviso as to
transfer of
funds.



Proviso as to

when may
Obtain.



An Act to provide for the locating, establishing and maintaining of a
State normal school in the western part of the State, to make ap-
propriations therefor and to provide a tax to meet the same.

[Act 156, 1903.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(272.) SECTION 1. A State normal school shall be located,
established and maintained in the western part of the State, at
such place as the State Board of Education shall designate, to
be known as the "Western State Normal School," for the prep-
aration and training of persons for teaching in the rural dis-
trict schools, and the primary departments of the graded
schools of the State.

(273.) SEC. 2. The State Board of Education is hereby
authorized and directed to procure a suitable site of not less
than twenty acres for the building and grounds for said normal
school. Said State Board of Education shall pay for such site
a sum not exceeding one dollar, to be drawn on the requisition
of said State Board of Education, and the warrant of the Au-
ditor General, as other moneys and appropriations are drawn.
Said State Board of Education shall procure good and suffi-
cient deed of conveyance, with an abstract of the title thereto,
showing a clear and unencumbered title, and all papers relat-
ing thereto shall be deposited in the office of the Auditor Gen-
eral. The sum of one dollar is hereby appropriated for the
fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred four, for
the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section.

(274.) SEC. 3. The sum of thirty thousand dollars is here-
by appropriated for the fiscal year ending June thirty, nine-
teen hundred four, by purposes and amounts as follows: For
the erection and completion of a suitable building, the sum of
twenty-five thousand dollars ; for a complete equipment of the
same, the sum of five thousand dollars, which building shall
be ready for occupancy September first, nineteen hundred
four : Provided, That if the amount designated in this section
for either of the purposes stated be insufficient to complete the
work or purchase, any surplus remaining after the completion
of the other work or purchase specified may, by obtaining the
consent erf the State Board of Corrections and Charities and
Auditor General, in writing, before any expense in excess of
the specific appropriation is incurred, be used in the account
or accounts where such deficiency seems unavoidable, the in-
tent of this proviso being to make the entire thirty thousand
dollars available for the purposes stated therein, if in the
judgment of the State Board of Corrections and Charities and
Auditor General it is deemed advisable to make the transfers
for which provision is hereby made: Provided further. That
the State Board of Education may obtain money under sec-



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tions two and three of this act, before July first, nineteen hun-
dred three, in such amounts as they may by requisition certify
to the Auditor General are necessary for immediate use-, which
amounts thus advanced, shall be deducted from the total
amount appropriated when the appropriation becomes avail-
able.

(275.) SEC. 4. The sum of seven thousand dollars is here- Further ap-
by appropriated for the payment of the salaries and conduct P r P rlatlon -
of said school for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nine-
teen hundred five.

(276.) SEC. 5. The said Western State Normal School School, jiow
shall be under and subject to the control of the State Board et tr ed '
of Education, according to provisions of act number one hun-
dred ninety-four of the public acts of eighteen hundred eighty-
nine, entitled "An act to revise and consolidate the laws rela-
tive to the State Board of Education," and amendments there-
to ; also according to the provisions of act number one hundred
seventy-five of the public acts of eighteen hundred ninety-
seven, entitled "An act to fix the relations of the existing nor-
mal schools of the State," which laws are made applicable to
the school hereby established except as herein otherwise pro-
vided.

(277.) SEC. 6. The several sums appropriated by the pro- Appropria-
visions of this act shall be paid out of the State treasury to the pSd. how
treasurer of the State Board of Education, in such amounts
and at such times as the general accounting laws of the State
prescribe and the disbursing officer shall render his accounts
to the Auditor General thereunder.

(278.) SEC. 7. The Auditor General shall add to and in- TO be incor-
corporate in the State tax for the year nineteen hundred three state e tax n
the sum of thirty thousand and one dollars and for the year
nineteen hundred four the sum of seven thousand dollars
which, when collected, shall be credited to the general fund
to reimburse the same for the money hereby appropriated.



An Act to authorize and require the State Board of Education to pre-
scribe courses of study, issue licenses and certificates and grant
diplomas and degrees in connection with the several State normal
schools of the State, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts in any
way contravening the provisions of this act.

[Act 202, 1903.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(279.) SECTION 1. The State Board of Education is hereby Powers of
authorized and required to prescribe the courses of study for board -
students, to grant such diplomas and degrees and issue such li-
censes and certificates to graduates of the several normal



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schools of the State as said State Board of Education shall de-
Proviso, termine. Provided, That there shall always be maintained in
the Central Michigan and Western Normal Schools a depart-
ment especially for the education and training of teachers for
the rural schools of the State.

NOTE : The foregoing act in effect repeals Act 175 of 1897, which was an
act authorizing the State Board of Education to grant certificates and main-
tain uniformity in courses of study in the normal schools.



An Act to provide for the incorporation of associations for the purpose
of establishing loan-funds for the benefit of school scholars and
students of this State, to assist them to attend the University of
Michigan, the State Normal College at Ypsilanti, the Central Michi-
gan Normal School at Mt Pleasant, the Michigan State Agricultural
College at Lansing, the College of Mines at Houghton, or the manual
training schools of this State.

[Act 250, 1899.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:



Manner 9! in
corporation.



Number that (280.) SECTION 1. Any five or more persons of full age resid-
rate. mcorpo " ing in the State of Michigan may associate and incorporate
themselves together for the purpose of establishing loan-funds
for the benefit of school scholars and students of this State, to
assist them to attend the University of Michigan, the State
Normal College at Ypsilanti, the Central Michigan Normal
School at Mt. Pleasant, the Michigan State Agricultural Col-
lege at Lansing, the Michigan College of Mines, or the manual
training schools of this State.

(281.) SEC. 2. Articles of association shall be executed
in duplicate, by the persons so associating themselves to-
gether in the first instance, and shall be acknowledged by them
before some person authorized by the Taws of this State to take
acknowledgments of deeds, one of which duplicates shall be
filed and recorded in the office of the secretary of state, and a
record shall be made of such articles, and a certified copy
thereof filed in the clerk's office in the county where such
society is formed. Thereupon the persons so executing said
articles; and such other persons as' may thereafter, according
to the provisions of such articles, become associated with
them shall become and be a body politic and corporate, capable
of being sued, for the purpose set forth in such articles.

(282.) SEC. 3. The articles of association shall contain:

First, The names and places of residence of the persons
associated in the first instance;

Second, The name or title by which such association shall
be known in law, and the period for which it is incorporated,
not exceeding thirty years ;

Third, The objects for which it was organized;



Articles of
association.



GENERAL SCHOOL LAWS. 109

Fourth, The number of its trustees or managers to manage
'the same, and the names of such trustees or managers for the
first year of its existence.

(283.) SEC. 4. The affairs of such corporation shall be General
under the general management of not less than five nor more m
than fifteen trustees, to be chosen by the members thereof, and
to hold office for such time, not exceeding five years, as shall
be provided by the articles of association ; and the articles of classification
association may provide for a classification of the trustees so of
that the terms of office of the several classes shall expire at
different times, and for a classification of the members in
accordance with their subscriptions to the objects for which
the corporation was organized. "The regular officers of such
corporation shall form a part of such trustees. The officers
may be chosen by the trustees or the members of the corpora-
tion, as the articles shall prescribe. The by-laws shall be By-laws.
adopted by the trustees, who may change them at pleasure.
The majority of the trustees shall be a quorum to transact
business. The articles of association of any such corporation Amendments.
may be amended at any time by a two-thirds vote of the
trustees. Before any such amendment shall take effect, a copy
of the resolution, certified by the secretary, shall be filed
in the office of the secretary of state, and in the clerk's office
of the county in which the original articles are filed.

(284.) SEC. 5. All the funds received by any corporation Funds of
organized under this act shall be used, after paying necessary cor P ratlon -
expenses, for the exclusive purpose or purposes set forth in
the articles of association. And no portion of the funds of
such corporation shall be used or contributed toward the erec-
tion, completion or furnishing of any building not owned or
used by such corporation for the purpose or purposes set forth
in its articles of association. Such corporation shall in equity May rec eive
and law be capable of taking and receiving real and personal phonal
estate, either by purchase, gift, grant, lease, or bargain and estate.
sale, devise and bequest, not exceeding twenty-five thousand
dollars, in the aggregate, for the purpose of its incorporation,
but for no other purpose, and it shall have power to invest the
same at pleasure, and to grant, bargain, mortgage, sell or lease
the same for the use of said association; and it shall be law-
ful to invest the same upon mortgage, or in or by loans on
notes or bonds, or municipal, county, State or United States
securities; or deposit the same in any reliable bank on in-
terest; but no loans shall be made to any trustee or officer
of such corporation : Provided, That any such corporation May specify
may, in its articles of association, specify the kinds of securi-
ties in which its funds shall be invested, and that no part of
its funds shall be invested in any securities other than those
named in its articles, or when the securities shall not be speci-
fied in the articles of association, then such funds shall only
be invested in such securities as are specified in this act. Such
corporation shall have the power to make all needful rules



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Election of
officers.



and regulations and by-laws for the management of its affairs,
not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this State
or of the United States.

(285.) SEC. 6. In case it shall at any time happen that
an election of officers, directors or trustees shall not be made
on the day designated by the articles of association and by-
laws, said corporation for that cause shall not be dissolved,
but it shall and may be lawful on any other day to hold an
election of officers, directors or trustees, in such manner as
may be directed by the articles of association and by-laws of
said corporation.

(286.) SEC. 7. The articles of association filed as required
by this act, or a copy thereof certified by the officer with
whom they are so filed, may be given in evidence in any court
of this State for or against said corporation. Said corporation
shall possess the general power conferred by and subject to
the provisions and restrictions of chapter two hundred thirty
of the compiled laws of the State of Michigan of eighteen hun-
dred ninety-seven, so far as the same may be applicable to
corporations formed under this act.



Articles may
be used in
court.



General
power of
corporation.



Personnel of
commission.



Filling of
vacancies.



Duties of
commission.



An Act to create a State board of library commissioners, to promote
the establishment and efficiency of free public libraries, and to
provide an appropriation therefor.

[Act 115, 1899.]

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

(287.) SECTION 1. The governor, with the advice and consent
of the senate, shall appoint four persons, residents of this
State, who, together with the State librarian, who shall be a
member ex officio, shall constitute a board of library commis-
sioners. Two members of said board shall be appointed for a
term of four years and two for a term of two years, and there-
after the term of office shall be four years. All vacancies oc-
curring in the appointive membership of said board, whether
by expiration of term of office or otherwise, shall be filled
by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate.

(288.) SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the library commis-
sion to give advice and counsel to all free libraries in the State,
and to all communities which may propose to establish them,
as to the best means of establishing and administering such li-
braries, the selection of books, cataloguing, and all other de-
tails of library management. In January of each year the
board shall make a report to the governor of its doings, of
which report one thousand copies shall be printed by the State
printer for the use of the board.






GENERAL SCHOOL LAWS. Ill

(289.) SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of all free libraries or- Reports to
ganized under the laws of the State, whether general or cc
special, to make an annual report to the board of library com-
missioners, which report shall conform as near as may be
reasonable and convenient, as to time and form such rules
as the board may prescribe.

(290.) SEC. 4. No member of the board of library com- salary of
missioners shall receive any compensation for his services, ex- secretar y-
cept that the board may appoint one of their number to act
as secretary, and such secretary may receive such sum as
shall be agreed upon by the board, not exceeding three hun-
dred dollars annually, for clerical services. The board shall Expenses of
be entitled to expend a sum not to exceed five hundred dol-
lars in any one year for supplies and incidentals and for
the actual and necessary expenses* of its members in the dis-
charge of their duties. The accounts of the board shall be
audited by the Stajte Board of Auditors, and paid out of the
general fund.

(291.) SEC. 5. The auditor general shall add to and in- Provision for
corporate with the State tax for the year eighteen hundred fu
and ninety-nine, and every year thereafter, the sum of eight
hundred dollars, to be assessed, levied and collected as other
State taxes are assessed, levied and collected, which sum
when collected shall be placed to the credit of the general
fund to reimburse it for the sums authorized to be expended
under this act.



An Act to provide for the publication and distribution of laws and
documents, reports of the several officers, boards of officers and
public institutions of this State now or hereafter to be published,
and to provide for the replacing of books lost by fire or otherwise,
and to provide for the publication and distribution of the official
directory and legislative manual of the State of Michigan, etc. (a)

(From this act only such portions are quoted as relate directly to the pub-
lic school system.)

[Act 44, 1899.]

(292.) SEC. 11. There shall be printed of the annual re-
port of the superintendent of public instruction a sufficient Annua i rep ort
number to supply all school libraries in the State with one JJ^PJfJf
copy each, which copy shall be bound in the same style as pro- pu^ifcV-
vided by this act for binding State publications for library structlon -
distribution ; also one copy each to the following persons or
institutions: To each superintendent of public instruction,
State University, College of Mines and State Normal School T whom dis-
in the United States, each living ex-superintendent and dep-
uty superintendent of public instruction in this State, each
member of county boards of examiners, each city superinten-

(a) Remainder of title, repealing clause.



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Number of
pages.



dent of schools ; two hundred copies for deposit with the secre-
tary of state for future distributions, and such number of ad-
ditional copies as the superintendent of public instruction
may, in his discretion, deem necessary, not exceeding three
hundred copies. Said report shall not exceed three hundred
pages, including context and index, such pages to be the size
of the pages of the report of the superintendent of public in-
struction for the year eighteen hundred ninety-five, and such
report shall be distributed by the superintendent of public
instruction. Not to exceed the sum of fifty dollars for any
one report shall be expended for cuts or illustrations for
said report : , Provided, That said fifty dollars shall cover the
cost for special paper, if necessary for such cuts, and also
the cost of making such cuts: Provided further, That the
State superintendent of public instruction may prepare and
have published for the district schools, a State course of
study; for the teachers' institutes, institute outlines; and,
from time to time, such educational bulletins as he may deem
necessary for the advancement of the cause of education in
Michigan.



Slate course
of study.



Institute
outlines.



Duty of
county com-
missioners.



Expense of
distribution.



Receipt to
secretary of
State.



Am. 1901, Act 31.

(293.) SEC. 30.

This section provides for the distribution of the legislative manual (red
book), and the list includes one copy for each of the following: Each district,
graded, and city public school ; each public library other than school library ;
each township, village, and city clerk, and the county commissioner of schools.

(294.) SEC. 32. It shall be the duty of the county com-
missioners of schools to distribute all copies of the "official
directory and legislative manual" to the schools in their re-
spective counties, as provided in section thirty of this act; and
also to see that the same are kept for the use of said schools,
and it shall be the duty of the secretary of state to direct
and oversee the prompt distribution of the laws, journals,
documents and reports mentioned in this act, whose distribu-
tion is not otherwise provided for ; and said laws, journals,
documents, and reports shall be shipped to the several county
clerks and county commissioners of schools in the State and be
distributed by them to the persons, officers, corporations and so-
cieties within their respective counties entitled to the same, and
that, until so distributed, they shall be carefully preserved by
said county clerks and county commissioners of schools. That
the accounts for boxes furnished to the secretary of state for
package and distribution shall be audited and allowed by the
board of State auditors and paid out of the State treasury,
and the expense of transportation from the office of the secre-
tary of state to the county clerks and county commissioners of
schools, and of distribution by them to the persons entitled
to the same, shall be audited and allowed by the boards of
supervisors and paid out of the county treasuries.

(295.) SEC. 33. It shall be the duty of the several county
clerks and county commissioners of schools, upon receiving



GENERAL SCHOOL LAWS. 113

any of the books mentioned in this act, to receipt to the secre-
tary of state for the same, which receipt shall be filed and pre-
served in the office of the secretary of state; and it shall also
be the duty of the said county clerks and county commission-
ers of schools to distribute said books as provided in this act,
and to report at the expiration of a month after each recep-
tion of books to the secretary of state, on blanks furnished
by him, by giving a full statement of all of said books remain-
ing in his office, together with the names of the officers ne-
glecting to call for the books to which they are entitled ; and
it shall be the duty of all persons, officers, corporations and
societies, upon receiving any of the books mentioned in this
act, to receipt respectively to the county clerk and county
commissioner of schools for the same, which receipt shall be
filed and preserved in the office of the county clerk and county
commissioner of schools respectively. It shall also be the Notification
duly of the secretary of state to notify each person to whom S?sSte. tary
any books are sent, except township officers, either directly or
in care of the county clerk, which are required by this act to
be kept in any library or passed over to any successor in
office, and that each person receiving such notice shall, within


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