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t929. Published, weekly
By The
Kditorial Offices, 3441 Korbrs St., IMttAhurgh
Telephones: SChenley 1-4470 1-4471
18, Pa. i
What Is It?
General Datum
ma(^e under
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titu'cions or laws.
wti« rnnr rnnvpsontafivpc! nf
express pur-
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partnients o government,
(To Be Continued)
Tony Brajdic
John NagUch, Sec'y.

Editorial Page
National Home Offices
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Let's Celebrate
year 1954, still in swaddling clothes,
bids fair to go down as one of the most
successful in the long antl colorful history
of the Croatian Fraternal Union.
Commemorations of the first water will
undoubtedly be the order of the year, for
1954 will find the Society itself observing its
60th Anniversary, the Zajedničar its 45th
Milestone, and the English Section of the
Official Organ its 25th Birthday.
Just how the Croatian Fraternal Union's
60th or Diamond Anniversary will be
celebrated remains to be seen. Save for the
September, 1953, Supreme Board decree that
the celebration is to be co-sponsored under
the auspices of the Executive Board and the
Society's United Lodges of Western Penn
sylvania Committee, we know of no plans,
program, etc., being studied at the moment
in respect to this particular observance.
As for the English Section's Silver Anni
versary, which will not fall until November
6, 1954, we do have many ideas running
through our head which may, or may not,
add to the attractiveness of these six pages
during the highly promising months ahead.
Heading the list of these purely personal
plans is one calling for a series of articles
stemming from the pens of organizational
Correspondents who held sway in the English
Section twenty-five years ago.
Each of these writers of yesteryear will
be invited by letter to recall those days of
1929 in writing, to favor our new generation
of readers with a historical review of an era
which saw the Croatian Fraternal Union em
brace the English Speaking Lodge Movement
for reasons of self preservation.
Whenever possible, photos and snapshots
^Ting the serious and lighter sides of
halcyon days of 1929 will also be re-
tS• 25th Anniversary
the English Section
a' worthwhile,' memorable occasion.
Many of our readers no doubt possess
such a photo or snapshot. If so, we would
appreciate it very much if they would for
ward these pictorial treasures to us at their
convenience. All will be returned.
Anticipating the cooperation of all con
cerned. we plan to inaugurate this series of
commemorative articles and pictures in the
February 3 issue of the English Section and.
publish the material on a semi-monthly basis
throughout the rest of the year.
All in all, it should be a truly great year
for the Croatian Fraternal Union, both in
the United States and Canada, a "Year of
Action" from beginning to end.
The Future
current indications are entirely
misleading, unless men vested with na
tional responsibility are talking through
their hats. America is in for another year
rife with a prosperous overtone.
Generally, the Nation's professional
economists foresee a 1954 production decline
of 5 per cent, possibly more, from the 1953
level. The drop, however, would still make
1954 America's second straight prosperous
year*. In other words, the predicted decline
would leave nothing worse than a "mild re
cession" in its economic wake.
Not in agreement as a whole with the
professional economists are the leaders of
America's manufacturing industries, em
ployers of the largest number of people.
Such giants as the Aluminum Company
of America, the Ford Motor Company, Swift
and Company, the United States Rubber
Company, and Cluett. Pcabody and Com
pany, to mention only a few, feel that job
prospects for 1954 are substantial.
So does President Dwight D. Eisenhow
er's administrative family, which has ex
pressed the collective view that the Autumn,
1953. dip in business activity is but a "read
justment of probably only a few months'
duration." Surely the President would not
be misinformed by those he trusts.
True, unemployment has reared its head
in a number of industrial centers during the
past several months. But, by and large, none
of the situations have come to alarm those
who follow America's economic ups and
downs much closer than we do.
All this of the moment, a time when
government leaders, industrial tycoons and
veteran professional economists agree that
the immediate future is promising.
Let us hope pray that they are
right in their roseate predictions
tSatabtishirt November
Croatian Fraternal Union Of America,
STEPHEN F. BKKICH, Editor-in-Chief
Deadline For Material: Thursday Morning Of Week Prior To Publication
Well Done
k yjANY were the noteworthy individual
and collective recruiting feats which
helped make the Croatian Fraternal Union's
1953 Membership Campaign one of the most
productive in a number of years.
Among the outstanding field achieve
ments recorded during that drive was the
one accomplished by Los Angeles, California,
Lodge 177, which set out in 1953 to com
memorate its 60th Anniversary Year by
enrolling at least 60 new members, or one
for each annum of its fraternal life.
Originally, the Lodge had hoped to en
roll the 60 new members by June 14, 1953,
the date of the public salute in honor of its
Diamond Jubilee. That hope was not to ma
terialize for numerous reasons all good
until much later in the past year.
To us, the fact that Lodge 177 reached
its goal in the long run is far more impor
tant than the "argument" that it didn't do
so in time for the June 14, 1953, fete.
What difference does it make when you
accomplish something for the good of your
Lodge and Society? Or is the old saying
"Better late than never" no longer accepted
as a truism worthy of following when we
take on a task of the first magnitude?
The members of Los Angeles Lodge 177
have every right to be openly proud of their
1953 Campaign record and should feel no
remorse whatsoever for "failing" to sign
their quota of 60 new affiliates before June
14, 1953, as they had fervently hoped to
do only to come a temporary cropper at the
hands of conditions beyond control.
As the Vice-Chairman of the Society's
1953 Membership Campaign Committee, we
congratulate the member ship of Lodge 177
on a job well done.
May their 1954 record be no less a con
trtbutionj_to our.fraternal welfare..
Alien Law
EVERY alien in the United States on Jan
uary 1 must report his or her address to
the Federal Government during the month
of January. That's a strict law!
Members of the Croatian Fraternal
Union subject to the law should go to any
United States Post Office or any Immigra
tion and Naturalization Office before the
end of January and obtain an official "Alien
Address Report Card, Form 1-53."
Those concerned should then read the
instructions on the back of this card, answer
all questions on the front thereof, sign the
card and promptly hand same to a clerk in
the Office they visit. The card must be
handed to a clerk, and not forwarded
through the mails.
An alien, or his parent or legal guardian,
in the United States who willfullj' or in
excusably fails to report his or her address
during the month of January is liable to be
taken into custody and deported. Further
more, imprisonment or a fine may be levied
before deportation proceedings are carried
out against a law breaker.
The Commissioner of Immigration and
Naturalization, United States Department of
Justice, Washington, D. C.. points out that
this law is being enforced for the good of
America and that aliens who abide by it
have nothing at all to fear.
If you arc a citizen of the United States,
the law does not apply to you. However, you
will be assisting your Government, and any
of your fellow members, friends or acquain
tances who are not American citizens, if you
will remind them of their responsibilities
concerning the Address Report and advise
them to cooperate promptly.
Aliens failing to heed your reminder and
advice are not worthy of enjoying the hos
pitality of the United States of America.
Let our object be our
country, our whole country,
L-v and nothing but our coun
try. And. by the blessing of God, may that
country itself become a vast and splendid
monument, not of oppression and terror, but
of wisdom, of peace and of liberty, upon
which the world may gaze with admiration
forever. Daniel Webster.
"Democracy is based on the conviction
that there are extraordinary possibilities in
ordinary people." Harry Emerson Fosdick
Pittsburgh, Pa. To acquaint our readers and mem
bers with some of the most vital facts pertaining to our
United States Government, vital statistics which should in
terest every citizen of this great land, we are reprinting a
series of 291 questions and answers covering the numerous
faccts of our American Government..
This is a comprehensive story of the history and func
tions of our American Government interestingly and accu
rately portrayed in a concur-f
rent Resolution No. 24, U. S.'power is avoided, and rcspec
Senate, submitted by William tive powers are assigned to
F. Knowland, United States the departments best fitted
Senator, from California.
trusting the entire adminis-
tration of the state to their
representatives whom they|pose
Answer: The Constitution
to exercise them.
6. Question: What is the
supreme law of the land?"
1. Question: What are the
essentials of a republican
form of government? Answer: The Constitution,
Answer: A republic may be,ja^,g United States
defined as- a government
je,.«jn pursuance of" the
w i e i v e s a i s o w e s o n s i u i o n a n e a i e s
directly or indirectly from
electing them, for a limited
the great body of the people, e States. Judges
and is administered by per-.throughout the country arc
sons holding their offices dur- ^oun(j by them, regardless of
ing the pleasure of the people
2. Question: What is the
ressntative democracy
An,swer: A pure democracy ,, ./
_1 ber 1187 was the result of a
is a form of government in ..
i i s u e s i o n y e e e a e s
which the management of af-! ,.
,, to a trade convention held at
fairs is kept actuallv the, ..
"T. ,, .Annapolis in 1786. The idea
hands of the people them-
selves so that the citizens by
popular vote make all the
laws, levy taxes, decide ques
tions of war and peace, de
termine all other matters of
policy, and select and super
vise the officials who carry
on matters of public business
which are of such a nature as
to require personal and con
tinuous attention.
In a representative democ
racy the people govern them-
selves, but they do so by en-
authority of the
ything in separate State
period, or during good be- ,. ...
-7. Question: Was a new
Constitution the expressed
..... object of the Convention of
difference between a pure orj17^?0
direct democracy, and a rep-
Answer: The Philadelphia
Convention of May-Septem-
was that representatives of
all the States should meet to
consider the defects in the
existing system of govern
ment and to formulate "a
plan for supplying such de
fects as may be discovered."
This suggestion did not meet
full approval o George
Washington and others until
it was approved and made
official by the Continental
Congress. The Congress in
giving its approval did so
that thg convention should be
Answer: The founders ofjas shall when agreed to in
our country decided that our Congress and confirmed by
form of government should
be that of a republic or rep
resentative democracy. They
recognized that a pure de
mocracy is neither practical
nor liable to endure.
4. Question: What is the
purpose of the American Gov
choose for that purpose. |0j? Confederation and report
3. Question: What form of fog to Congress and the sev
government do we have in the|Crai legislatures such altera
United States of America? jtions and provisions therein
jsjng the Articles
the States render the Federal
Constitution adequate to the
exigencies of government and
e e s e v a i o n o e
8. Question: How may the
Constitution be amended?
Answer: Amendments may
I be proposed on the initiative
Answer: The purpose is ex- of Congress (by two-thirds
vote in each House) or by
convention (on application of
two-thirds of the State legis-
prcssed in the preamble to
the Con s i u i o n, which
states: "We the People of the
United States, in Order to latures). So far, there has ne
form a more perfect Union, ver been a convention called
establish Justice, insure do
mestic Tranquility, provide
for the common defense, pro
mote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of
Liberty to ourselves and our
Posterity, do ordain and es
tablish this Constitution for
the United States of Amer
5. Question: What is the
meaning of "separation of
under this authority. Ratifi
cation may, at the discretion
of Congress, be cither by the
legislatures or by conven
tions, in three-fourths of the
States. To date, the 21st a
mendment, repealing the pro
hibition .amendment, is the
only one to have been ratified
by State conventions:
The first 10 amendments
were practically a part of the
original instrument (being
ratified in 1791), the 11th a-
contains in separate articles mendment was ratified in
provisions for three great de- 1795,
tive Power" in the President:
and the third article states i
that "the judicial Power of
the United States" shall be
vested in the Supreme Court
and such inferior courts as
Congress may establish. The!
doctrine of separation of pow- i
ers is that no one of those
three branches is to encroach
ujinr another, except insofar
as authorized by the Consti-!
tution. Essential functions of
the legislature are not to be
usurped by the Executive nor I
by the judiciary. In this way
f, dangerous sonccntration of1
the 12th amend-
in 1804. Thereafter, no
legislative, executive, and ju- amendment was added to the
dicial. There is a significant Constitution for 60 years,
difference in the grants of After the War Between the
power to these departments a e s three amendments
The first article, treating of :were ratified (1865-70), fol
legislative power, vests inf lowed, by another long inter
Congress "all legislative Pow-
before the 16th amend-
crs herein granted" the see-|ment became effective in
ond article vests "the execu-11913.
the man
Qf Dimes
Hospitalized Vets Await Annual Show
Pittsburgh, Pa. Enter
tainment for the hospitalized
veterans at Aspinwall, Pa.,
will be featured in tamburitza
style when the Duquesne Uni
versity Tamburitzans visit
the hospital on Thursday eve
ning, January 7th, and the
A e i a n o a i a n a i o
Hour Revue will present their
program on Sunday evening,
January 10th.
This will be the first ap
pearance in the New Year for
the Tamburitzans of Du
quesne University and the
hospitalized veterans anxious
ly look forward to their ap
pearance during the holiday
The Radio Hour Revue is
comprised of popular talent
from the Greater Pittsburgh
area and the personnel in
cludes: Charles Horvatich,
of Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh
Bill Rendulic, Jr., of McKees
port and Danny Pavlic of Ver
sailles, popular accordion due:
The North Side Kolo Club
Reno George and His Polka
teers and the Kossovo Taip
buritza Orchestra.
These programs have? beer:
presented annually during the
holiday season for the enter
tainment of the hospitalized
veterans since World War II
by Tony Brajdic, Director of
the American-Croatian Radio
Hour (WMCK), McKeesport.
Nest 467 Will Hold Party January 17
Pittsburgh, Pa.—The mem
bers of Junior Nest 467 are
anxiously awaiting the ar
rival of Sunday, January 17,
which will bring with it a
gala Party held under the
auspices of CFU Lodge 19.
e e s i v i i e s a v e e e n
scheduled to get under way
at 2:00 PM.
The Javor Hall on North
Side Pittsburgh should be
packed to capacity on that
eventful day as the young
sters are in for a bagful of
treats and entertainment ga
lore. Nothing is being over
looked by the members of
Lodge 19 in planning a su
perb affair for their junior
To acquaint the kiddies
with at least the fundamental
benefits which the Croatian
Fraternal Union has to offer
them for their future securi
ty, the Society's Junior Or
der Director, bro. Michael
Grasha, has accepted our of
fer to be on hand and address
the gathering briefly.
Eureka, California, Nest 170 Juniors
StilS Talking About Christmas Party
reka, Calif. The jun
ior affiliates of Nest 170
were treated to a gala Christ
mas Party on December 12th,
with quite a number of
youngsters in attendance.
Under the financial spon
sorship of "St. Helena" CFU
Lodge 249, the event turned
out to be one of the high
lights of the holidav season.
Picture Oil Pagr 9
Our stage was beautifully ar
ranged as a bright living
room whose centerpiece was
a brilliant Christmas Tree. It
was surrounded by a fireplace
from which gay yuletide
I stockings dangled, while a
huge pile of Christmas gifts
for the kiddies was in evi-
dence under the tree.
Our program began at 8:00
PM with Janice Susich giving
a touching rendition of "Si
lent Night" in both the Cro
atian and English languages.
She was accompanied on the
piano by Olga Simpson. Mi
chael Ayers, Lana Poscic, Me
linda Ayers and Pat McGara
ghan gave a Croatian recita
This was followed by Linda
and Shirley Dudley blending
voices in the song "Upon a
House Top" and a piano duet
y Michael and Melinda
Ayers. Annette S e a h,
Cynthia and Alexis Carroll,
those tiny tots of five and six
years of age, did a beautiful
job of "Tiha Noci".
A piano, violin rendition of
"I'm dreaming of a White
Christmas" by Richard and
Pat McGaraghan, was very
well received by our audience
as was the "Jingle Bells"
song by Johnny and Karen
Lest we overlook any ar
tists, we hasten to mention
His message will be given
in the English language in
order that the younger gen
eration may grasp its mean
ing, and be instilled with
pride and respect for their
great organization.
Our parents should realize
that it is never too early to
start preaching the spirit of
fraternalism to their young
sters, and hold the ideals of
our Society ever before their
eyes as they grow and later
assume the leadership which
we have passed on to them.
Children of Nest 467 will
be admitted free of charge to
this party and we hope you
parents will also take this
opportunity to gather around
and spend a pleasant after
noon in social communion
with your family and friends.
Our plans for the day are
such that your child will be
the loser unless you circle
the date, January 17th, right
now on your calendar and
trek out to Javor Hall bright
and early on that afternoon.
the piano solo by Lana Pos
cic, the Pascic, Ayers and
McGaraghan children singing
"O Holy Night" accompanied
by Zdenka McGaraghan, and
their recitation of "Christmas
is Coming."
Some of the older members
took to the stage at this point
to act out a skit entitled "Our
Silver Wedding Anniversary."
Paul Jadro, who is not affili
ated with our organization
but attends all our doings,
presented a skit with his
friend Bill Early, an act
which they performed years
ago for the benefit of various
clubs and Lodges and which
usually brought the house
Then from E n i 1 a w,
Washington, the Vukovich
family, which is temporarily
residing in Eureka, entertain
ed our members. Joe Vuko
vich and his two sons, Joey
and Frankie, rendered sever
al selections on their" tambur
itzas. Needless to say that
received a great ovation and
were called back for several
The Committee, consisting
of Matilda Susich, Margery
Bandy, Mary Sepic, Antonia
Blazina, Ann Stanich, Paul
Jadro, John Susan, Ray Ce
tina, Constantine Susan, Al
bert Pavlich and Dan Sepic,
closed the program with two
old time favorites, "Te Tvoje
Čarne Oči" and "Ja Sam Maj
ko Cura Fina."
After the program our
Lodge President, Ray Cetina,
donned the outfit of old St.
Nick and distributed gifts to
all the youngsters present.
All absentees will receive
theirs through the mails.
Refreshments were served
later in the dining room
which was gaily decorated ia
January 6 1034.
Croat Radio Hour
Seeks More Dimes
McKeesport, Pa. The
America n-Croatian Radio
Hour, (WMCK) McKeesport,
will begin its fourth year of
raising funds for the March
of Dimes on Saturday eve
ning, January 9th, when local
tamburitza orchestras will be
featured on the weekly pro
grams during the month of
Frances Zamaria, of Ran
kin, a victim of polio will
again serve as Honorary
Chairman of the program
drive committee and* will
make weekly appeals to help
raise funds for the 1954
March Of Dimes Campaign.
She will be assisted by her
mother, Mrs. Caroline Zama
ria, who has always been an
active worker for the March
Of Dimes.
Every Dime Welcomed
The Director of the pro«
gram, Tony Brajdic, has been
elected to the Allegheny
County chapter of the March
Of Dimes Committee and
hopes to be 'able to surpass
the program's record of $5.00
per minute for this year's
Contributions to the March
Of Dimes will be graciously
accepted by addressing them
to the March Of Dimes, c/o
America n-Croatian Radio
Hour, Radio Station WMCK,
Elk's Temple, ^»McKeesport,
Pa., or you may phone your
pledges during the program
on Saturday evening by call
ing McKeesport 88888 if you
are a resident of the
Yough Valley district, or dia.
Homestead 1-4221 if you re
side in the Greater Pitts
burgh area.
Give Until It Hurts
The American-Croatian Ra
dio Hour broadcasts are
heard every Saturday eve
ning from 6:30 to 7:30 PM
over Radio Station DtfttCK,
McKeesport, which is 1360 on
your radio dial.
We must make every effort
to raise money for the March
Of Dimes in order to provide
medical care or iron lungs for
those who need them. But the
biggest job is to encourage
the doctors to work in their
laboratories to try to discover
a vaccine that will lick polio
Tony Brajdic, Director
the Yuletide fashion.
The officers of "St. Helena"
Lodge extend to the Home
Office Officials and the en
tire membership of the Cro
atian Fraternal Union, their*
heartiest best wishes for a
Happy and Prosperous New
We thank the Editors qf
the "Zajedničar" bros. St©?
phen F. Brkich and Philip Vu»
kelich, for their wonderful
and uplifting articles and
past favors in publicizing our
events. We send our appreci
ation to the Committee mem
bers who rendered their as
sistance to us during the past
three years.
To you who helped in any
way to support and promdte
any ventures of the Lodge,
we are exceedingly grateful.
Without your splendid coop
eration we could not have
gone ahead. Let's hope that
you will continue to support
Vour officers and Committee
in 1954.
Ann Stanich, Scribe
Lodge 34 Secretary In.
Switch To New Addrem
Pittsburgh, Pa. We ask
the members of CFU Lodge
34 to take note of the fact
that your Lodge Secretary
has changed his place of res
idence. All future mail should
be forwarded to John Nag
lich, 30 Seneca Road, Bethel
Borough, Pittsburgh 34, Pa.
Or, you may call me, tele
phone COlonial 3-9271.

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