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0f Gabb^ yapguard Of Joseph Rukavina, Sec'y. ]ast year, namely, the Cro- THE OCWIAN FMJEWiAi UNO* SVI ZA JEDNOG-JEDAN ZA SVE GLASILO HRVATSKE BRATSKE ZAJEDNICE U /»PIO enter Anne Damjanovic, Sec'y. John Buban, Sec'y. f. fer^of- i MARY CORAK Daniel Corak, Sec'y. \n\n Jubilant Members Of "Amity" Priming For Special Program Of Entertainment Honoring Lodge's Silver Anniversary Zajedničar's English litor Is Invited To Deliver Address On Festive Occasion By Helen Schantek, Member, "Amity" Lodge 692 Kenosha, Wise. Climaxing a quarter century of true fraternalism and unity in their midst, the affiliates of "Amity" CFU Lodge 692 are firing a tremendous 21 gun social salute to their 25th Anniversary with an outstanding program on St. Valentines' Day, Sunday, February 14, at the Polonia Hall, 5009 Seventh^ Avenue. Promptly at 2:30 PM, the wheels of activity will turn and the program will open with the Elias Tamburitza Serenaders, under the direc tion of Charles Elias, playing the "Salute to Amity," com posed by the renowned D. Elias. Following this, our Master of Ceremonies, Fred Kufrin, The scene of this epic-mak ing drama could be any little red schoolhouse and consists of the following cast: Helen Schantek, Stella Jambrek, El sie Pasalich, Justine Kluka, A n n e a a n o v i a e s Elias, Don Jambrek, Amelia Miller and Dorothy Jambrek. The spot light of the after noon will turn, at this point, upon our honored guest and speaker, bro. Stephen F. Br kich, English Editor of the "Zajedničar.". Bro. Brkich is no stranger to our shores and truly finds himself among friends on his almost annual treks to our fair city as he helps us cele brate our various historical milestones. Yugoslav Cabaret Scene Before we ring down the curtain on the afternoon's ac tivities, the "Amity" Girls Glee Gub will take to the stage to cavort through a de i u Y u o s a v a a e Scene. The Glee Club actors are Dolores Baternik, Betty Bur ger, Anne Damjanovic, Geor- gia Dezek, Stella Jambrek, Julianne Jambrek, Dorothy Ann Jambrek, Steffie Lane, Anne Miller, Amelia Miller, Frieda Odar, Anne Pantovic, Elsie Pasalic, Helen Pflugrad, Helen Schantek and Anne Walsh. They will be assisted in this act by Don Jambrek and the Elias Tamburitza Serenaders. After you've enjoyed the will honor all the Charter star-studded program, which Members of "Amity" Lodge, we've outlined for the after the members who paved the noon hours, we're certain that way with sweat and toil to you will be back at 7:00 PM es a 1 i s the organization to shuffle to the tunes of the which we enjoy today. Next on the agenda will be the selections "Czardas" and "Ljubice Waltz" by the Elias ensemble. In the interlude be fore the musical portion of our program is scheduled to follow, bro. Kufrin will intro duce the various CFU Lodge Presidents in our audience. Elias ensemble. Yes sir, folks, we're fixing to launch our Society on to greater achievements before we celebrate the half century mark in our history. Being the fastidious hosts that we are, we're looking forward to dishing out the finest in en tertainment, food and re- The "Hungarian Dance No. freshments to all who care to cross our threshold on 5", a piano selection by Dor othy Ann Jambrek, plus the "Amity" Girls Glee Club ren dition of "Oj Cigan" and the Elias Tamburitzans, in a se lection of Croatian melodies, round out our musical menu fox the afternoon. In Readiness Interspersing the program With bits of this and that, some of our young ladies and gentlemen will prove them selves to be able thespians as they romp through a one act play entitled "Some Class!" Sunday, February 14th. Zora Lodge 351 Set For Funfest Detroit, Mich. A national costume dance will be held at the Croatian Hall, 1735 E. McNichols Rd., on Saturday, February 13, to celebrate St. Valentine's day. "Zora" Lodge 351 is spon soring this affair and the Balkan Cavaliers, that re nowned band of Detroit, will furnish the music. There will also be a short concert to "spark" the event, with a few of our talented Croatian De troiters doing the honors. Prizes galore will be award ed! A first prize of $15.00 will be given to the best costume, $10.00 to second best and a $5.00 prize to third best. In addition, a door prize of $5.00 will be given to a lucky person. Helen Hecimovich, Scribe Whiting Lodge 805 Up With Hard Times Party Whiting, Ind. Whiting E.S.L. 805 is having a hard times party at the Sokol Club, Calumet Avenue, Whiting, on February 13, 1954 at 8:00 P.M. Eats and drinks will be free and music will be provi ded by a popular tamburitza orchestra. All members of Lodge 805 are cordially invited to attend this party, the purpose of which is to create new inter est and bring back into our group members who have been lax about attending meetings. John R. Mikan Enters Campaign Race Pittsburgh, Pa, John R. Mikan, Secretary of "Abra" ham Lincoln" Lodge 85, Ro chester, Pa., has notified the CFU's Campaign Committee at the Home Office that he will endeavor during the 1954 drive to emerge as an Hon orary Delegate to the Socie ty's 9th Quadrennial Conven tion at Philadelphia in 1955. Bro. Mikan thus becomes the first Field Worker to officially set his sights on winning the Campaign's Grand Prize Award, the trip to the City of Brotherly Love, and notify the Home Office accordingly. We wish bro. Mj£gn_luck in hjjs flrivfe. SIX PAGES Members Holding A Matured Policy Advised On Dues Lodge Secretary Urged To Collect 23 Cents Monthly Pittsburgh, Pa. At the meeting of the CFU Supreme Board held in September, 1953, a decision was reached that all members who now have, or shall have, a ma tured 20-Payment Life Certi ficate, and who do not pay for either the Sick Benefit or the Disability funds, will in the future be assessed the amount of 23 cents monthly for Administrative Expenses. Payment Is Mandatory Therefore, beginning Jan- uary 1. 1954, all Lodge ros- ters will carry the names of such members for whom the Lodge will be assessed, and every such member will be required to pay this amount. In the past, the dividends Were paid directly to the members who are holders of matured 20-Payment Life cer tificates. However, in the fu ture these dividends will be paid to the Lodge, and the Lodge can credit the dividend for the Administrative Expen ses if the member did not pay. In case the dividend is larger than the assessment, the difference will be reim bursed to the member by the Lodge. The Duty Of Secretary On the other hand, if the dividend does not cover the will be held on the second 23 cents monthly assessment, Thursday of each month. it is the duty of the Secretary The place of these sessions to report this fact to the i will remain the same as that Home Office, and the amount At any rate, an effort should be made to collect this assessment from all members who hold matured 20-Pay ment Life certificates. Joseph Bella, Secretary New Van Scribe Makes Zee Debut Milwaukee, Wise. Van guard Lodge 807 is still do ing business at the same old stand, 539 South Sixth Street, the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 P.M. When bouquets were being handed out in the last issue, a name was inadvertently omitted, that of Mrs. Mary Kobza. Mrs. Kobza did an ex cellent job last year, and we know she will continue her fine work this year as Finan cial Secretary. If and when you have any insurance prob lems, see Mary. A Vanguard Dance is being planned in the near future. Watch for details. Joe Rocki, member of the Jr. Nest, graduated from High School last week. Good Luck to you in your chosen vocation, Joe. The A1 Ellioffs are vaca tioning in the Southwest and in Mexico for the next month. Why not attend the next meeting? How about bowling in the State CFU Tournament in Racine in April? Anyone with any intentions of bowl ing, please get in touch with Vanguard officers, so those arrangements can be made. Kenosha Lodge 692 In Gala Celebration! ALL FOR ONE- ONE FOR ALL OFRCML ORGAN Etna Members Are Called To Meeting Etna, Pa. A very impor tant meeting for members of CFU Lodge 4 will take place on Sunday, February 14, 1954, at which time many vi tal issues are up for discus sion. At this meeting, applica tions for the position of jani tor will be accepted and a choice made by our member ship. Any member who is a citizen of the United States may apply for the job, provi ded that his application is in the hands of our Secretary or bro. Vinski, our President, prior to the meeting. It is vitally important that our members attend in as great a number as possible and select a janitor who will guard our Home and be re. sponsible for our Club. We issue a reminder to all those who are in arrears in the payment of their dues that we will adhere strictly to the By-Laws on this score and suspend those who do not meet their monthly obliga tions. Also, you stand the pos sibility of having your name read at our meeting if you are delinquent for over a period of two months. Detroit's Onyx Lodge Will Convene Thursday Detroit, Mich. Beginning on Thursday, February 11, 1954, the monthly meetings of "Onyx" CFU Lodge 717 owed by the member will be'atian Catholic Center, 201 W. entered as an indebtedness a gainst the certificate of the member. S e v e n i e o a i s month's meeting will be called to order by President Babich promptly at 8:00 PM, so try to be present, won't you? To End Operation Confusion Lodge Mails Must Reach Office Early Pittsburgh, Pa. On sev eral occasions in the past, we have appealed to all Lodge Secretaries for their coopera tion in mailing all official Lodge correspondence to the Home Office in plenty of time so as to reach us £tt least by the end of each month. As yet, there are still quite a few Lodge Secretaries who are not abiding by our appeal. We are not requesting this cooperation to show our authority, but are merely try ing to avoid confusion and extra work at the Home Of fice so that our assessments can be mailed out as soon as possible. We have been criticized many times for mailing as sessments late, and oddly enough by the very same people who cannot see fit to mail their Lodge correspon dence so as to reach us by the end of the month. Lodges Face Penalties Therefore, we again strong ly urge all Lodge Secretaries to give this matter their due consideration, and by so do ing, make it possible for us to provide much better and more efficient service to our members. However, if this condition 13 not corrected or improved ENGLISH SECTION Gary Lodge 170 Preps For Dance WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10,1954. Gary, Ind. Plans are now in the making for the a n n u a e- e n e n a n e sponsored by the "Croatian Sons" Lodge 170. which will be held Sunday, February 28, in the lovely ballroom of our Croatian Center, located at 3679 Broadway. The popular tamburitzans "Serenaders" have been en gaged for the evening, there by assuring all participants of a full quota of "kolos", "pol kas" and "drmez," which are so very essential to our mem bership in order to enjoy themselves to the fullest ex tent. The merry festivities will get under way at 8 P.M. and will take on the air of Mardi Gras, or as we Cro atian« know it "Krabuljni Pies"! Mardi Gras is a very an cient custom and a very de- lightful one, where all The members of our Lodge are endeavoring to revive this very enjoyable old custom by offering cash awards for the most interesting costumes. We urge all our members and friends to enter into the spirit of the occasion by wearing a costume we assure you that your evening will be more enjoyable. This year we will again have "domaci krafli" which our two members, Mrs. N. J. Erbesti and Mrs. Stanley Sve sko, prepare to the utmost tastiness. They just melt in your mouth. The men assure all that the bar will be going in full swing with all the pop uar refreshments. The com mittee has prepared an eve ning of merriment, so it is up to you to attend and make it a success! Sylvia Niksic, Secretary by our Secretaries, we shall have no choice but to disre gard all correspondence which does not reach the Home Of fice by the last day of each month. This means that all such correspondence will be taken into consideration for the following month and each such Lodge shall be penalized for any credit forthcoming, which exceeds more than one month. There will be no ex ceptions to this ruling. Office Issues Warning As an example: If we re ceive a suspension form from the Lodge on March 1st, or any date thereafter in March, such suspension will not be processed as a transaction for the month of February, but will be put into effect as a March transaction and will appear on the April 1st as sessment. This means that the Lodge will get credit for 1 month only, which in this case would be March, and the Lodge will not get any credit for the month of February. This pro cedure will apply in all cases, such as reserves, cash surren ders, reinstatements, or any other transaction. Joseph Bella, Secretary Movie To Follow Lodge 749 Meet Chicago, 111. We have of ten heard the comment that meetings of fraternal organi zations are dull affairs. 'Tis said that you just walk in, pay your dues, exchange pleasantries with your friends, listen to a reading of last month's minutes (a regu lar ceremony that vastly con tributes to the compiling of the next month's minutes), then go through a dull rou tine of activities that only ends when someone has the strength to suggest, in a weak and weary voice, that the evening's festivities adjourn to the nearest bar room. In our case, this is only a few short steps through an inviting door, leading from our meeting hall to the cheery atmosphere of Tony Palen ta's drink dispensory. For those who have long endured this procedure in the into the spirit of gaiety and ES Lodge 749 known as hilarity just before Ash, "Progress," a new innovation Wednesday, which brings us is going to be introduced at to the Lenten period. the next monthly meeting on Friday, February 12th. For those who like to re minisce, a special film is to be presented under the auspices of bro. Joseph Bujan, depict ing the life and times of peo ples and happenings during the many gay picnics and beach parties formerly spon sored by "Progress." These films date back some fifteen to eighteen years and we have been informed that they are well worth seeing. So, to relive moments of the past, pleasant, embarras sing or otherwise, we suggest that every one who is able, be present. You can bet your life we won't be staying away. Darwin Kruzic, Scribe Tourney Cooking In Badger State Kenosha, Wise. The Mid west Council met on Sunday, January 31, for the purpose of electing officers for the coming year and also the Vice-Chairmen and Secretary for the coming State Bowling Tournament. Elected to the office of Chairman was George Kriz manich, Racine. The Vice Chairmen are as follows: To ny Klemencic, Racine, John Sarich, West Allis, Charles Puskarich, Milwaukee, and S e a a e k K e n o s a Your scribe was again hand ed the position of Secretary for another year. Well, sir, the date of the Tournament has been set for April 3rd and 4th, at Luby's Rec e a i o n establishment, 1400—13th Street, in Racine. We plan to follow the same procedure as that of other years, with a dance in the evening of April 3rd and a banquet and dance on the 4th. More information on this will follow in later issues of the "Zee." We urge all bowling enthu s i a s s o e e e a March 17th is the deadline for returning entry blanks. Send your entries in just as soon as possible and assure yourself of a berth in the Wis consin bowling funfest. Don't let your CFU Poli cy lapse. When you took out your insurance you started something. Now finish it! Summit Lodge 278 iMonessen To Show To Mark Milestone (Society's New Film On Sunday Evening Summit, III. In commem oration of the organization of "Slava Bogu" C. F. U. Lodge 278 some fifty years ago, a group which later merged with "Unity" Lodge 825, the members of "Unity" Lodge have decided to stage a Gold en Anniversary Celebration on June 20, 1954, at Kurka's Grove, Archer Road and Lawndale Avenue, Summit. This decision was reached in view of the fact that the majority of our members are pioneers of the aforemention ed older group. Each member will be assessed the sum of fifty cents for this special venture, but in return he or she will be entitled to a free ticket to the celebration. The Arrangements Com mittee has gone all out to make this a gala event, long to be remembered by our members and friends. We, therefore, extend a warm wel come to all of our friends and C.F.U. Lodges in this entire area to join us. We intend to have tambur itza music for your dancing pleasure and, of course, hot barbecued lamb and suitable refreshments for children and adults of all ages. Make your plans to come early and stay late, to meet your old friends and make new ones, at Kurka's Grove on June 20th. Toronto Canucks Prep For Valentine Shuffle Toronto, Ont. The mem bers of "Canucks" C. F. U. Lodge 975 are staging a St. Valentine's Dance on Satur day, February 13, at the Ma cedonian Church Hall, 237 Sackville Street. The shuffling is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM to the music of a topnotch orchestra which is sure to please both the young and the old. Our refreshments will be of the usual variety. PAGE SEVEN Special Program Will Highlight Holiday Showing Moncswn, Pa. On Sun day, February 14, 1954, the members of CFU Lodge 194 are staging a gigantic Pro gram and Dance featuring the premier of the much dis cussed film "This is Your Croatian Fraternal Union", at the Croatian Home, 1053 Schoonmaker Avenue. This technicolor, sound pro ject was beautifully filmed by bro. George Marchan of Chicago and narrated by Ste phen F. Brkich, English Edi tor of the "Zajedničar." We can guarantee that it con tains the finest in entertain ment value for all those who avail themselves of the oppor tunity of seeing it. Program Well Balanced Our seven point program will run in the following or der: 1) An address of wel come by the Lodge President, Marko Begg, 2) favorite con cert tunes by the Sloga Tam buritzans, 3) an address by the "Sloga" President Josepli Grbin, 4) Kolo group and chestra combined in a songs and dances, 5) our honored guest and speaker, bro. V. I. Mandich, CFU Su preme President, 6) the show ing of the colored film "This is Your Croatian Fraternal Union, and 7) dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Dance Will Cap Evening Immediately after our pro gram has been concluded, the floor will be cleared for danc ing. Our own Sloga Tamburit zans will entertain here and you are bound to enjoy them. The usual line of refresh ments will be ava i 1 a 1 e throughout the event, and these may be obtained in the lower hall. You owe it to yourself to see the workings of our great organization as recorded on these films, and to witness our own youngsters in action on the program. You can't Invited to attend are all members of our Lodge, friends, and all Croatians, Slovenes and Serbs. Our hos- afford to miss the program pitality knows no bounds we have lined up on Sunday, when it comes to entertaining February 14th. our public. Committee Kuzma Jezerinac, Rep. Lodge 388 Will Honor Charter Member Midvale, Utah In com- 9:00 PM and dancing is sla memoration of the 45th An-1 ted to begin immediately niversary of the founding of thereafter. Our maestro is "Svi Slaveni" CFU Lodge 388, day, February 20, at the Fra ternal Order of Eagles Hall, in Murray. Dinner will be served be tween the hours of 7:00 and none other than Mrs. Berg- the members of this affiliate! man and her musical ensem are planning to sponsor a ble. Dinner and Dance, on Satur- At these festivities we in tend to pay tribute to our or ganizing pioneers who hav* long departed from our midst, and honor sister Mary Corak, the only surviving charter member of our Lodge. Admission to the entire af fair will be by ticket only and these may be had for a $2.00 donation. Obtain yours early by calling Midvale 761-J. We wish to extend our in vitation to attend to all CFU members and friends in the I entire area, as there will be plenty of food, liquid refresh ments and fun to be had on this festive night. Certainly, we'd like to see our Lodge members attend enmasse as a matter of fraternal pride.