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Maryland Manual, 1955-56
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The Maryland State School for the Deaf was established in 1868.
The Governor appoints the members of the Board of Visitors for an
indefinite term (Acts 1867, ch. 247; 1868, ch. 409; 1880, ch. 19).
All scholarships are free to deaf children of the State and including
children with a degree of hearing loss which makes it essential that
they receive special instructions. The average enrollment over the
past ten years has been 166. The aim of the school is to make chil-
dren with impaired hearing self-supporting members of society.
Academic courses extend to the equivalent of junior high school in
addition to vocational training for boys and for girls. Speech and
lip reading, aided by the use of multiple hearing aids, is taught to
all. The use of individual hearing aids is encouraged, and audio-
metric tests are made periodically and form a permanent file. A
member of the teaching staff since 1937 has devoted full time to the
testing of hearing among public school children throughout the coun-
ties of the State.

Appropriations 1955 1956
General Fund ............................ $255,034 $257,477
Staff: 67.


Chairman and Counsel: John G. Schilpp, 1957

Charles M. See, 1957; Henry P. Irr, 1957; William T.
Shackelford, Jr., 1957; Murray T. Donoho, 1957.
William S. Ratchford, Secretary and Superintendent

601 N. Fulton Avenue, Baltimore 17 Telephone: Gilmor 6-4666

The Maryland Workshop for the Blind is a State institution, incor-
porated in 1908. Control is vested in a Board of five Trustees, three
of whom are appointed by the Governor, with Senate approval, and
two are elected by the Board of Directors of the Maryland School for
the Blind.

The Workshop is conducted for the training and employment of all
adult blind citizens of Maryland. It operates through departments—
Industrial, which manufactures medical items, textile materials,
brooms, mops and also chair caning; Home Service, which provides
training for the blind in their homes and aids them in their personal
adjustment to blindness; and the Vending Stand Department which
licenses and establishes vending stands in many of the public build-
ings of the State. In addition to these services, the Workshop is a
distributing agent for the U. S. Government owned talking book
machines and provides white canes, without charge, to blind persons
(Code 1951, Code 1955, Art. 30, secs. 6-8, 10, II).

Appropriations 1955 1956
General Fund ............................... $57,973 $96,059


The Board of Regents and State Board of Agriculture

Chairman: William P. Cole, Jr., 1958
Mrs. John L. Whitehurst, 1956; Charles P. McCormick,


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