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Friday, Nov. 30, 1962 THE PROGRESS--Second Section, Page 3 i o+o o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+ Livin 6 at Lr00wer8... PORTLAND -k MT. ANGEL SALEM ALBANY BEND EUGENE OIEGON T. ANGEL, Oregon, is a delight- ful rural community of 1,500 people. It is the home of Mt. Angel College, as well as of the Benedictine Abbey and Seminary. At Mt. Angel Towers, people of all faiths are wel- come. However, it is to you, our Senior Citizens, that our offering is made and to whom this special supplement is addressed. Located in the l:eart of Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley, Mr. An- gel is but a short distance from Port- land, Oregon's principal city, as well as from Salem, the State Capital and "All America" city. Year-round mild and moderate climate in this peaceful val- ley with its close proximity to the beau- tiful Oregon Coast and the snow-capped Cascade Mountains makes the Mt. Angel area truly a western wonder- land. Mt. Angel is a very busy little city serving mainly the rural population in the surrounding ctuntryside. On the crest of Mt. Angel, above the town, stands the Seminary which was founded by Benedictine priests who had fled a potential persecution of the Church in Switzerland in 1881. Originally called Roy, then Fillmore, the town ultimately gained-its present name---Mt. Angel. The first Seminary was blessed by Archbishop Seagers who was later killed by his native guide in Alaska. The Seminary buildings of today are a far cry from those of the early years. The present establishment consists of the Major Seminary which provides completion of training in philosophy and theology; the Minor Seminary, St. Anselm's Hall, which was opened in October, 1954, and is the residence and school for Seminarians through High School and the first tyro years of Col- lege. Also in the building group are the Abbey Church and St. Benet's Hall, the guest and retreat house which pro- vides modern year-round accommoda- tions for hundreds of weekend re- treatants. Here also is the Benedictine Press, publishers of the world circu- lated St. Joseph's Magazine; St. Jo- seph's Blatt and the Abbot's Letter. Residents of Mt. Angel Towers are welcome to make full use of the beau- tiful St. Mary's Church and parish lo- cated just a few blocks away. The pub- lic is also always welcome to attend High Mass which is celebrated daily at the Monastery and in which all Seminarians participate. The Towers will have its own Chapel and resident Priest who will celebrate daily Mass and offer counsel. Infirmary patients thus will have op- portunity to receive the Sa&aments and enjoy daily visits from the Chaplain. When you think of Mt. Angel Towers, we want you to think of it as your own home. Here life can be lived free of ordinary household worries and responsibilities, with plenty of oppor- tunity for activities and cultivating friendships--but with absolute privacy and at less cost than maintaining an average house or apartment. The price of your Mt. Angel Towers home will vary with the type and size unit you select. Lifetime leases for units commence at $6,350. Terms are based on a minimum down pay- ment of ten percent (10%) with the balance due in call within thirty days' written notice from the Towers, sub- sequent to receipt of a Federal Housing Administration commitment. If a Founder pays in full prior to the F.H.A. commitment, the Towers will pay 31/2o interest on the total, less any non-refundable portion, until con- struction comrfiences. Non-refundable Portions are to be $250 on Studio units, $350 on One Bedroom Suites and $500 on Two Bedroom Suites. The Towers agrees that in the event a Founder de- sires to terminate his contract prior to occupancy, the corporation will en- deavor promptly to dispose of the unit covered by the agreement. Upon secur- ing a suitable replacement, the Towers will refund to the Founder the full amount deposited, less the non-refund- able portion as described above. In the event of death or disqualifying illness, prior to taking occupancy, all monies deposited will be refunded to the Founder or his estate. The Founders' fees will be held in trust and will be used to establish re- quired equity funds and reserves, as well as to defray a portion of the cost of construction. The balance of cost will be acquired from mortgage funds. The mortgage loan will be repaid from entrance fees secured from new ten- ants moving into apartments as they become vacated in years to come. In this manner, second and third genera- tion residents will share in the cost of the project. Mt. Angel Towers initially will of- fer 208 luxurious living units, ranging in size from Studio apartments to Two Bedroom Suites. The well designed ac- commodations offer spacious closets, colorful bathrooms, TV outlets, carpets and draperies, plus many other fea- tures designed for your comfort and enjoyment. Original Founders who establish their leases before construc- tion will have preference in the selec- tion of Tower or Garden Units for location and view advantages. Deco- rating colors and fixtures may be -_ l: It!l! Gi .. chosen from the selection offered by our able Interior Decorator. Mt. Angel Towers will offer bi- weekly maid service and will provide weekly laundry service for sheets, pil- low-slips and towels in reasonable amounts. Equipment is also available on each living level for doing personal laundry. Each unit is equipped with its own house phone and individual heat unit controls. Rooms and meals will be available to guests at reasonable cost. Should you become temporarily ill, Mt. Angel Towers will offer the facili- ties of a fully equipped and profession- ally staffed infirmary. Here you will have infirmary and nursing care on a 24-hour a day basis, subject to your physician's direction and in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees. A central dining room will provide deliciously prepared meals for Towers residents. While Pullman kitchens and residence kitchenettes will be provided in most units, the relief of turning the chores of planning and preparing meals over to the Towers' competent kitchen staff, which includes a trained dieti- cian, will be welcome to most residents. Excellent food, served in gracious sur- roundings will add much to the pleas- ure of your living at Mt. Angel Towers. Without sacrificing an iota, of your precious privacy, you may still enjoy many types of group activity and rec- reation when living at Mr. Angel Towers. In addition to recreation and lounge rooms in which to cultivate in- formal companionship, the Towers will +provide a fully equipped Arts and Crafts area with planned classes for those who may wish to develop latent talents. Outings to the mountains and beaches; shopping trips to Portland or Salem; visits to museums, concerts and other cultural and entertainment attrac- tions will be arranged throughout the year. Transportation will be provided by chartered bus at reasonable cost. Regular public bus transportation will also be available from the Towers. You will enjoy the all-year, green beauty of the Towers lawns and gar- dens. For those who enjoy gardening themselves, garden plots will be made available. From these you may harvest vegetables to share with your friends or grow flowers to grace your apart- ment, to help brighten the lives of in- firmary patients, or to be used in the adornment of our Chapel. Apartments at Mt. Angel Towers have been designed'to provide a happy combination of gracious living find maximum modem convenience. Each apartment has a s p I e n d i d picture window view of the beautiful Willa- mette Valley, with the Cascade moun- tains to the east and the Coast range to the west. Every apartment has a full outside view. Bring your own furnish- ings and make your apartment your home. Should you desire to select new furnishings, several excellent stores are conveniently located in the immediate vicinity. | i ii ii i | ,+o- o+ +o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+o+ i i i i i i i i jlll ....... ;L; : ....