MARY ALLEN SEMINARY.
H. P. V. Bogue.1
girls' school of elementary and secondary grade. The teaching
school was founded in 1887 by the Presbyterian Board of
Missions for Freed- men and owned and controlled by that
115; elementary 88, secondary 27. Of the pupils reporting home
address, 3 were from Crockett, 45 from other places in Texas,
and 2 from other States.
13; all white, male 1, female 12. The teachers are well
trained and earnest.
Pupils are admitted as low as the third grade. The four grades
and the first year of the "normal" department are
Secondary work is done in the last three years of the
"normal" course. The subjects are: English, 1 year;
mathematics, 2; elementary science, 2; history, 1; Bible, %;
teacher-training, 1; agriculture, %; and
Good instruction in cooking and sewing is provided and the
work is related to the boarding department. The dormitory life
of the girls affords considerable training in home activities.
1912-13.—The books are kept in accordance with the
system required by the Presbyterian Board. As far as could be
determined the more important items were:
excluding noneducational receipts " $10,979
less noneducational receipts 13,426
of plant 60, 000
of income: Presbyterian Board, $7,166; tuition and fees,
$2,237; miscellaneous, $1,576. The noneducational receipts
were from the boarding department and amounted to $4,000.
of expenditure: Salaries, $5,527; supplies for boarding
department, $4,105; farm labor and material, $1,748;
repairs and additions, $1,453; furniture and equipment,
$823; payment on debt, $714; power, light, and heat, $676;
other expenses, $2,380.
In addition the Presbyterian Board appropriated about $5,000
for building purposes and to meet the deficit of $2,447.
Estimated value, $10,000. The land comprises 280 acres, a
large portion of which is cultivated. The products are used by
the school. The school grounds present a neat appearance.
Estimated value, $48,000. There are two large brick buildings,
used for school purposes and dormitories. There are also two
frame buildings and a barn. The buildings are in good
equipment: Estimated value, $2,000. The movable equipment
consists of furniture for classrooms and dormitories.
That efforts be made to gain for the institution larger
recognition from the school authorities of the State.
That the teachers enlarge their contact with the schools of
the county and the State.
That teacher training and the theory and practice of gardening
receive greater emphasis.1
of visit: March, 1914. Facts verified, 1915