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CHAPTER 403, An act in relation to the public schoo! in the town of Shelby, and pro- viding for it [the] levying of a tax to support the same. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The school committee created by this act may elect annually a superintendent of the schools established under this act, who shall be the principal of the graded school for white children if same shall be established. The said superintendent shall examine all applicants for teachers positions in the said school and issue certificate to the same, and shall do and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by said school committee.