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Maryland Manual, 1921-22
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Ignatius Bjorlee, M.A,

Board consists of 30 members. Governor appoints to fill vacancies
only. No term. (Ch. 247, 1867, and Ch. 767, 1916.)

All scholarships are free to children of the State.

Applications for admission are made to the Principal on a blank
form of application which is sent upon request to the person making
the application, or to the parents or guardians of deaf children. Upon
return of the application, properly filled out, if the boy or girl is a
proper subject, parents or guardians are notified to bring or send the

The State appropriation for the next two years is $45,465.00 for
each year.

Address all communications to Ignatius Bjorlee, Principal.

601 N. Fulton Avenue, Baltimore.

(All Terms Expire 1922.)

Name. Postoffice.
John R. Gary. .......... .Md. School for Blind. .... .Baltimore
J. Walter Oster. ....... .Md. School for Blind. . . . ..Baltimore
Wm. T. Shackelford. ............................. .Baltimore
Arthur G. Barrett.................................. Baltimore
George R. Bellows, ............................... .Baltimore

The Maryland Workshop for the Blind, located 501 W. Fayette St.,
Baltimore, was founded by an Act of the Legislature of 190S, Chapter

it is governed by a Board of Directors, three members of which
are appointed by the Governor and two by the Board of Directors of
the Maryland School for the Blind.

The Board, under the law, is made a body corporate with power to
employ a secretary and other necessary employees and fix their com-

It has been the custom for the Board to elect a Superintendent and
the other employees including a manager, teachers, janitor, etc., are
chosen by the Superintendent, with the approval of the Board of

Blind men and women are admitted to the workshop for training.
It has been customary to pay the men a handicap of $3.00 per week
during the period of training. This amount) after one year) is gradu-
ally reduced and the workmen placed on a piece payment basis,

The Workshop is a training school for the adult blind of the State
as well as a place of employment for those who have become trained
workmen. It is, in no sense a home, as those under training or em-
ployment do not live there, but go from their homes or boarding places
each day, just as do seeing persons who work in factories, etc.

The building in which the shop operates was purchased by the
Maryland •School for the Blind at no cost to the State, the funds to
pay for it having been raised by public subscription.


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