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THE STJyPAY OREGOyiAN, PORTLAND. JUNE 21, 1914. 3
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Altenheim Retreat for Aged
Just Like Home.
Writer Telia of Nature's BeauMea
Seea Pram Bulldlns and Comforts
Afforded lamatea of CJermaa Ia-
PORTLAND. June 18. (To the Ed
Wr ltor.) To satisfy ttas curiosity of
numerous Inauiries which reach our
home ta regard to the conditions pre-
vninir in this excellent institution ana
for the benefit of those who . cannot
read the German, I, being an inmate
of this home for- a period of nearly
there years, reel in auiy ouunu w b
a, truthful account of how we are sit
- uated, what we are doing and what
awaits those who are admitted to it.
The German Altenheim, or German
Old People's iome, is situated . on
plain In an . easterly direction from
Mount Tabor and can be reached by a
little walk from the eastern terminal
of the Hawthorne line. The road is
Iti4 wttK . , -i a a a crartlATlS Orchards.
etc A good sidewalk brings you to our
gate. The numDer 01 me nuuoo
2001 Division street. A magnificent
brick building rises inside of a 20-acre
tract, donated for that purpose by the
widow of the late Henry Weinhard. to
the General German Aid Society. In
front of the house we have a well
groomed lawn, cut by a road in the
form of a horseshoe, flower beds and
Tose bushes lining the edges. .
The building is of a modern and solid
construction. The basement contains
a heating plant, laundry, drying-room,
a capacious and elegant dining hall,
holding six extension tables, and large
kitchen, pantries, closets, etc An ele
vator brings you to the first floor.
When you enter the house from the
varanda via the broad steps already
mentioned you will find to the left an
elegantly furnished reception-room and
to the right the office. of the matron
and next to it her living-room.
On entering the main hall, right op
posite to the lobby, you will find a
large assembly hall, with piano and
phonograph. In which we have con
certs twice a week and for the spirit
ual welfare for those who need it- we
have church services by our chaplain,
Rev. Schwichtenberg. The .community
The rest of the first floor consists of
living-rooms. The elevator brings us to
the second floor. This floor contains,
besides nine living-rooms, a reading
room, stocked with choice books and
periodicals, and is also used as a
smoking-room and the indulgence In
variouB games, such as chess, dominoes
and checkers. The third or top floor
contains about 10 living-rooms. All the
rooms are elegantly furnished, and car
peted. We have hot and cold water
in each and are enjoying all comforts
which a modern hotel can offer.
Four of the rooms are furnished for
two inmates, so that aged couples can
be accommodated. The stairs and
halls are carpeted so as to deaden all
sounds. From the windows and the
porches we see a magnificent pano
rama. Looking south we can see Tre
mont, Arleta, Lents and in the south
east Kelly's Butte. On the west we see
Mount Tabor and the hills west of the
city of Portland. On the north Mon
tavilla and in the background the
snow-capped Mount St. Helens. On the
east we look over a plain strewn with
farm houses, villas, orchards and cul
tivated fields. Back of Kelly's Butte
we observe our ancient friend. Mount
Hood. It is a veritable cyclorama of
natural beauties. Every foot of the
20 acres donated by Mrs. Weinhard Is
cultivated and it consists of an exten
sive orchard of choice fruit trees and
several large tracts of berries of every
. kind. The treatment of the inmates is
excellent. The members of the direc
tory vie with each other to make life
to us old fellows as pleasant and com
fortable as possible and the fare can
not be surpassed In . the best hotel of
the city. Come and see for yourself.
For those who are inclined to gain ad
mittance, please write for particulars
to the secretary of the General German
Aid Society, H. C. Bohlemann, No. 64
North Ninth street. Portland, Oregon.
ISSUE IS NOT SECTARIAN
Keply Made to Strictures on Cath
olics In Textbook Issue.
MTLWAUKIB, Or., June 18. (To the
Editor.) During the discussion which
preceded Monday's voting on the free
textbook law grave injustice has been
done to the Catholic' residents of Port
land, particularly by the published ser
mons of certain Protestant clergymen,
and I beg room In which to protest
against the unfairness of these rev
erend gentlemen and to make some
It is putting it very mildly to say
that the spirit which evidently actuates
these clergymen in their attacks
against the Catholic Church is not the
spirit -which one would expect to see
exhibited in public by men professing
to preach the gospel of Him who said:
"By this shall men know that you are
my disciples, that you love one an
other." Moreover. It Is a spirit dis
tinctly out of harmony with and sub
versive of the true American spirit
which guarantees liberty and equal
rights to every citizen of the Republic
For instance, in at least two promi
nent pulpits last Sunday there were
delivered sermons whose preachers
took advantage of the current discus
sion of the free textbook law to de
nounce Catholics as guilty of thrusting
a sectarian issue into the educational
domain, of forming dishonest designs
upon the public school funds, of inter
fering in the affairs of the etate to the
Injury of the public school system, of
not being in sympathy with the sys
tem of public education.
Now I beg leave to submit that if
the discussion of the free textbook law
has occasioned a sectarian issue, that
issue has been raised by the Protestant
preachers themselves and not by the
Catholic. Catholics regarded the dis
cussion as a purely civil one, to be set
tled temperately at the polls, and it
would have remained such If preachers
patently hostile to the Catholic Church
did not wilfully twist and distort it
Into a sectarian issue. In the instances
which I have cited both clergymen
plaintively deplore the issue and dep
recate a quarrel, but their protestations
are quite too gauzy to hide their real
intent and their eagerness for battle;
or, if the two sermons quoted are not
specimens of incendiary challenge to
controversial combat, then I have no
understanding of the art of rhetoric
By some incomprehensible process of
reasoning these preachers, in common,
alas, with too many of their cloth,
make the great mistake of assuming
that Catholic citizens and taxpayers
have not the same right as other citi
xens and taxpayers to debate and agi
tate and vote on questions of public
polity. They seem to forget that Cath
olics are a very large constitutive part
of the body politic itself (to be precise,
they number more than 16.000,000
within the United States proper, ex
clusive of our insular possessions), and
that, like every, other citizen, they have
a natural right to seek from the Gov
ernment an equivalent return for the
taxes which they pay to it.
In the premises, then, it is difficult
to see how Catholics justly could be
charged with "interfering in the affairs
of the Btate" (they being so big a con
stitutive part of it), even if by con
certed agitation they were to seek from
the Government for the children of
their schools free textbooks according
to the measure by which they now are
apportioned to the children In the pub
lic schools. And even if Catholics were
to succeed in such an agitation, the
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public school system would suffer no
inlurv and it still by long odds would
have the better end of the bargain.
Catholics, With their own private
money, build and equip meir owu
schools and support their own teachers,
and thus they save to the state each
year the vast expense to which It would
be put if Catholics insisted on their
civic right to have their children edu
cated in the public schools. ,
Catholic schools give to their pupils
a secular education measuring up fully
to all the requirements of the stana-
ards which the state has set: and. too,
they develop their pupils into loyal and
patriotic citizens, to which the Nation's
every battlefield haa given eloquent
and mournful testimony. Therefore, as
Catholics every year are paying their
full quota of taxation to support, the
public school system, from which they
cut sf, little In return. I contend that
the state still would have the better end
of the bargain even if it were to issue
free textbooks to the Catholic schools.
To say that Catholics are not in sym-
pathy with the public school system is
to state what is not true, as lar as
the public school eystem goes we are
in fullest sympathy with it nay. more,
we are proud of It. But we regard it
aa-rKRfint!a.llv inadequate and defective,
inasmuch as it does not teach religion.
We hold that the principal function of
education is to inculcate morality, ana
that no stable morality can Be bunt up
which Is not founded on the dictates
of religion. And this is why-Catholics
persist in maintaining, at such great
cost to themselves, their separate
schools not that they love the state
less, but that they love God more.
Another mistake which preachers
make is to assume that our present
nubile school system Is. the only pos
sible alternative that might be chosen.
There are others. In England and in
Canada, for example, they have in oper
ation the far more equitable "results
HVBtem." under which the .separate
schools receive their pro rata share of
the funds raised by taxation for pub
lic education, and this system works
to the satisfaction of both Catholios
and Protestants. , and . patriotism Is
True to his Inconsistency, one of .the
nreacher-critics whom I- have men
tioned ceases from his declamation of
" 'hands ofr In church and : sectarian
influence upon the schools." and from
his denunciation of "sectarian ; issues
. . thrust into the educational do
main, only to. launcn out into an -ar
dent plea that the Bible (of course not
the Catholic Bible, nor yet the Jewish
Bible) be thrust into the puDiic schools.
JOHN P. DOLPHIN,
Pastor St. John the - Baptst Church,
Mtlwaiikie. Or. -
Twelfth and Washington. ' -. '
TODAY. MONDAY AND TUESDAY,
IX TWO PARTS,
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Bunny, Finch, Price and Beaudet. ..
. TWO-PART DRAMA, .
"The Song in the Dark'
Starting Wednesday -
KAW A EHIASGER'S
E. H. Sothern's Great Play.
Portland's Great Amusement Park
every afternoon and
night at 2:30 and 8,
rain or shine, in the
Special Added Ex
'At the Oaks .
Our camera man
will take 1000 feet
, of film.
. ' Complete
All Performances Free
Admission to Park 10c
Cars at First and Alder
Launches at Morrison Bridge
Franck G. Eichenlaub
PRESENT A NUMBER OF THEIR
AT EVENING OF VIOLIN AND PIANO,
Assisted by the
ensemble: club of s violinists.
i.ivrai.v men school.
THURSDAY EVENING, JVKE 25, 8 130. 1 300,000.
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WONDERFUL SCENES FROM THE LASD OF
THE MIDNIGHT SUN
Coaqnertns- Aalmala la Tkelr NatlTC
. Fearleaa .Eskimos la Faraalt of Bla- Game.
Daring Hunter Trillins the Polar Bear aad
Haraooalnn Arctic Moaatera.
Aanual All-Alaska 1HB Tram Race.
Brcaklaa- Heladccr to Haraeaa.
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"The Far North"
The Load Made Famous la Story by Jack Loa
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12 Noon to It
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Extra Added Feature
Pioneer of the Old Oregon Trail
With 100O Feet ! Iateresttntj Vlcwa of the Faatona Hlahway Over
Which the Earlleat EmlKraate Croosed the Continent.
Lecture ay Mr. Meeker at liSO, atSO, 6i00, TUMI, SiOO r. M. Every Day.
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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Jesse L. Laskey Presents
THOMAS W. ROSS
The popular Broadway star in his original role in
"THE ONLY SON"
- By Winchell Smith
Author of "Brewster's Millions"
A Motion Picture Story That Knocks at the Door
of Your Heart
Pieturized From the Successful Play, Made Doubly
Fascinating by the Addition of 200 Scenes
and a Select Cast
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY
Tenth Great Two-Fart Installment of
SEE THE ABDUCTION ,TO MEXICO
LUCILLE'S ESCAPE FROM THE BANDITS THERE.
"LURE OF THE PIT"
A melodramatic story of the wheat pit and its terrible gambling
"THE PERSISTENT MR. PRINCE"
A Vitagraph scream with Lillian Walker and Wallic Van.
Coming Wednesday, June 24, four days.
KLAW & ERLANGER
Present their greatest success.
10 ALWAYS. ; A grand treat. ALWAYS 10
Portland's Model Photo-Play House. ,
Attractions Sunday Until Wednesday:
"THE REBELLION OF KITTY BELLE"
Her husband finally learned how to make love. Two-part Majestic,
ieaturxng: Lauian uisn ana nuucii mnuu.
"OUR MUTUAL GIRL."
Detective . finds Margaret
This is great
Two reels of knockout comedy by
Keystone Players. '
, "THE MILLION-DOLLAR MYSTERY."
$10,000 Reward for Its Solution.
Ten Cents A D M I S S 1 0 N-Ten Cents.
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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
BY ELIZABETH JORDAN
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Dave KRAMER & MORTON George
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Week Commencing Monday Matinee, June 22
EVERY ACT A FEATURE
The Merry Masqueraders
Bothwell Browne'f Bis: Musical Kvuc
FRANK DAVIS Beauty Chonu NATE COLE
MISS DAISY HARCOURT
KnglHnd's Favorite Comedienne
SALT BUSH BILL
The Australian Whip Cracker
" "THAT GIRL"
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A Melodramatic Story of the Vfet
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