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CHAPTER 195 AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 426, PUBLIC-LOCAL LAWS 1921, AND CONSOLIDATED STATUTES 5847 RE- LATING TO THE INDIANS OF ROBESON COUNTY, AND TO CODIFY AND PRESCRIBE THE RACIAL QUALIFICATION OF THOSE SEEKING ADMISSION INTO CHEROKEE INDIAN NORMAL SCHOOL, AT PEMBROKE, AND IN THE COMMON SCHOOLS OF ROBESON COUNTY FOR THE INDIAN RACE. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
That section one of chapter four hundred and twenty-six, Public-Local Laws of one thousand nine hundred and twenty-one, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read hereafter as follows: That in order to protect the Public Schools in Robeson County for the education of the Indian race only, and the Cherokee Indian Normal School of Robeson County, there shall be a committee composed of Indians who are residents of Robeson County, and all questions affecting the race of those applying for admission into the Public Schools of Robeson County for the Indian race only, and the Cherokee Indian Normal School of Robeson County, shall be referred to the committee hereinafter named, who shall have original, exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine all questions affecting the race of any person or persons applying for admission into or attending the public schools of Robeson County for the Indian race only, and the Cherokee Indian Normal School of Robeson County. All such questions that may come before the County Board of Education or any School Board in Robeson County, shall be forthwith removed before said committee for hearing: Provided, however, that an appeal shall lie from the action of said committee to the Superior Court of Robeson County, and such appeal shall be taken and perfected only in the following manner: A netice of appeal shall be given either at the time of the announcement of the action of the committee by parole or at any time within fifteen days from the time of the announcement of the action of the committee or within fifteen days from the time when actual knowledge of such action is first had, by written notice which shall state when the appellant first learned of the committees action, and that the appellant does, in good faith, intend to appeal therefrom to the Superior Court of Robeson County, and that a record of the proceedings had with reference to the controversy shall be certified as a return to the notice of appeal and such notice must be served upon the chairman of the committee or the secretary thereof or upon two members of said committee. The appellant shall also at the time of the service of said notice, pay to the person upon whom the same is served the sum of one dollar, which sum shall be compensation to the Secretary of the said Board for the certifying of the proceedings with reference to the matter appealed from, and the said notice, or a statement thereof in case the same is given by parole, and the record of the proceedings had by said committee and their action thereof, shall be filed and docketed on the civil issue docket of the Superior Court of Robeson County, in all respects and under such rules and limitations as now apply to appeals from justices of the peace to the Superior Court. The record certified from said committee shall state fully the contentions of those favoring the admission to the Public Schools of Robeson County, and to the Cherokee Indian Normal School for Robeson County, and the said cause shall be tried in the Superior Court upon the issues raised upon said contentions.