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Wishes Of Our OhildaiMl Of Joseph Stefancic, Sec'y. 'ZAJEDNIČAR* Th V.t Men's Singles Mixed Double« JđHMšrj 8,1790 faw*dmmtftjftrMtJmrtitimt Tl» ImmnDfmttmt thanks, ftr that fttriotic dtnttitn, tht AJtirtiiint Otnetl md $352.00 $352.00 A U I Z A N S DUQUESNE TAMBURITZANS may also Home's. C.imbrl's or IIIHI 'II' II IIIW— f&ge 11» P.M. Agoiuy, VolkuHn's Kniifmann's Stores I Excused V \n\n February 17,1954. America Won't Become Terrestial Eden By Yielding Hore Place To Its Youth HIGH TIME WE REALIZED OI K ABSURDITIES By Andrew Bernhard, Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette President Eisenhower has recommended to Congress that the age limit for voters be dropped from 21 to 18 years. He took a familiar position—that since we ask youths of 18 to 21 to fight in defense of our country, we should allow them a voice in the country's decisions. Offhand the argument has a persuasive sound: If Amer icans believe that "taxation without representation is tyran ny" how much more tyran-^ nous is to ask the unrepresen- speeches everywhere address ted to take up arms to defend ed to the young, telling them the country that excludes i that they, indeed, are going them from the polling place, to bring about a brave, new, Face Many Problems Actually, if we ever get down to running the govern ment on that basis we're in for some problems. We tax, without allowing him repre sentation, the estate of the child that is left a million dollars. you own a gold mine in Montana, or a house and lot in Florida, you pay taxes on that property quite without regard to the fact that you live in Pittsburgh and that you can't vote in Montana or Florida. Nevertheless, I fear the ar gument in favor of giving the vote to 18-year-olds will find general favor. It appeals, in a warm, bumbling, sentimental and unintelligent sort of way, to the American sense of fair play. Loving Mental Comfort Further, it quiets the qualms of conscience that a riae when we discuss the drafting of lads just out of high school. Giving the vote to the lad of 18 makes us, in short, feel more comfortable, and if there is one thing we Americans love, it is mental comfort. Finally, and undoubtedly most important in the pres sor« to lower the voting age, t» the youth-be-glorified-for I&ft-own-sake attitude current in the country. don't suppose that history tas any instance of a great country so going overboard for mere youth as we have. Our magazines seem unable to go to print without the standard picture of some v a i y e y e e e y young, babe on the cover. .The movies of course have long specialized in making a fuss over the young and throwing onto the dust heap anyone who dares look over 25. And if you remind me of some women in their forties still ranking high in the mo vies I ask you how many are popular because of their abi lity compared to those who are remarkable for having retained their youthful ap pearance and so are the envy of the reet of mature woman kind. Family life is geared en tirely to the comfort and wishes of our children. We move out of one area to an other because the children are happier so. Children still in grammar school stay out late at night because the other children do and if we restrain them it will stunt their men tal development. Father has to take the street car because Junior must have the car to take his girl out to a party. Mother must make her old coat do e a u s e 1 2- y e a r- o S u s i e must have a new, off-the shoulder formal. Does anyone venture to suggest that though children are indeed important, they are only part of the family and might well learn to give as well as take? Do that and you are branded a misogyn ist, a reactionary, a sourpuss and a pessimist who does not realize that the future of the world lies in the hands of our youth. The Crowning Absurdity Which brings me to the crowning absurdity of our at titude the articles and perfect world. You know the line: "You young people must soon take over. You will do better than \ye, your elders. We have made a sorry mess of it but we know that you will set things right." That is balderdash of the purest strain. Commencement orators, anxious to curry favor, used to give the same stuff to my generation. Now my generation is handing it on to the next. It was non sense then and is nonsense now. The upcoming generation will not bring about the New Jerusalem. It will make about the same mistakes our gene ration made. It will be lucky if it does no worse. The State of Georgia sev eral years ago lowered the voting age to 18. I haven't heard that Georgia has be come any terrestial paradise by yielding more place to youth. Lodge (6 Ladies Will Meet On February 24th Youngstown, Ohio On the First Anniversary of our Ladies Auxiliary of C. F. U. Lodge 66, being celebrated on our regular monthly meeting date, Wednesday, February 24th, election of officers for the current year will take place. We look back with com plete satisfaction on a most successful year of activity and have no regrets about any endeavors. We clifnaxed our season by helping to pre pare the recent banquet held in honor of Mayor Frank X. Kryzan, an affair we will long remember. Our membership has in creased considerably, but there is still room for im provement. Since the next meeting calls for an election of officers, we'd like to see the majority of our ladies in attendance. W e guarantee that you will enjoy yourself at these monthly sessions. A very special event took place in our locality recently when our Secretary, Bernice Novak, and her husband Don, became the proud parents of a bouncing baby girl. Good luck, Bernice and Don, frcm the Ladies Auxiliary! Marie Isakovich, Publicity Verona's Narodni Dom In Pre-Lenten Shindig Verona, Pa. All members of CFU Lodge 770 are cor dially invited to attend a pre Lenten Dance sponsored by the Narodni Dom on Sunday, February 21, at the Club rooms, 312 Arch Street. Lou Potočnik and his Band will be on hand to make with the music from 8:30 until 11:30 PM. There usually are not too many people "sitting them out" when Lou winds up with his talented ensemble. For an enjoyable evening, we bid you and yours wel come to our shindig. Field Workers, attention! A o imately 62,500,000 human beings are born into the world every year. That's about two every second. Plen ty of prospects for member ship in the CFU among them, so look around you and sign your share toda^, BIG SUCCESS Shown above, at mike, is little Frances Zamaria, herself a victim of polio, appealing for donations during the January 31 staging of the American Croatian Radio Hour's Annual March of Dimes Entertain ment and Dance. The fete, held in Rankin, Pa., Croatian Home, was a tremendous success. Frances, member of Rankin Nest 38, acted as Mistress of Ceremonies during the affair. Shown behind her is Tony Brajdic, member of Lodge 234 and Director of the American-Croatian Radio Hour. Tube City Radio Hour Backed March Of Dimes McKeesport, Pa. The 5th Annual American-Croatian Radio Hour (WMCK) March Dimes entertainment and dance, held Sunday evening, January 31st, at the Croatian Home, Rankin, proved to be another successful event. The Kossovo Tamburitza Orchestra, Cafe Boys, Tam mie Serenaders and Reno George and His Polkateers o v i e o n i n u o u s a n e music throughout the eve ning, with the entertaining feature consisting of talented entertainers comprising the North Side Kolo Club, Kathe rine Grskovich, Regis and Beth Coulter, Shirley Staley, Danny Pavlic, Dave and Wm. We wish to thank the fol lowing for their cooperation at the Rankin event: Burgess Matthew Furjanic of Rankin Mrs. Catherine Pecak and the Local Ladies committee and to Mr. Luka Cubakovich, President of the Croatian Home, for their contribution of the facilities of the Hall, free of charge, for the March Of Dimes event. The American-Croatian Ra dio Hour (WMCK) maintain ed its annual record of $5.00 per minute for the special ra dio broadcasts during the 1954 March Of Dimes cam paign and we would like to thank the Tammie Serenaders and the Kossovo Tamburitza Orchestra for providing the entertainment during these broadcasts. Orchids also go out to our volunteer telephone opera tors: Margaret Rupcic Mary Puskarich Catherine Narvin Louise Grasha Carolyn Sklo pan Lenore Zvonkovich and to our Clairton representa tive, Ruth Milas. Our appreciation also goes out to the Supreme Officers, Editors and Employees of the Croatian Fraternal Union for their contributions, coopera tion and publicity during the 1954 March Of Dimes cam paign. In behalf of the polio vic tims, I thank one and all for their support in this year's drive to raise funds to fight that dreaded disease, Polio. As a closing reminder, we wish to advise that the time of the weekly features of the America n-Croatian Radio Hour program (1360) will be heard every Saturday evening from 5:15 to 6 o'clock over Radio Station WMCK, Me Keesport, Pa. Tony Brajdic, Director Lorain Lodge Bowlers To Hold Benefit Dance Lorain, Ohio The Lorain "Steelers" CFU Lodge 979 will sponsor a Bowler's Ben efit Dance on Sunday, Febru ary 21, at the Roumanian Hall, 28th and Grove A,ve nues, at 8:30 PM. All proceeds of this affair will be used to defray the ex penses of sending our Lodge bowlers to the CFU Bowling Tournament. We have engaged the we^ known Jolly Boys Orchestra Rendulic, Jr., Charlie Horva-' to play your favorite music, tich and His Happy Lads and rest assured that the re Quartet. The program was ably handled by the Mistress of Ceremonies, Frances Za maria, Rankin, a victim of polio. freshments will be plentiful for your intermission enjoy ment. We urge all CFU members and friends in the entire area to keep this important date in mind. Our festivities will last until 12:30 AM, so this will give you plenty of time to spend a gala evening with friends. Peter Jagunic He leads us still "The welfare of our country is the great object to which our cares and effort« ought to be directed." trp W*shinp*n It has been the peculiar blessing of America to have had a succession of great leaders whose first devotion was to all the people. Without exception, they have taught us that the security of our country htgins in th* bomt. And, of course, it is a basic truth. The Security—and air th* dreams you have can come true through Ih« Payroll Savings Plan Here's the sure way to save. Just go to your company's pay office and sign up to save whatever amount you want put away for you each payday. Every payday that amount will be saved for you— before you draw your payj Then, as the dollars add up they will be invested for you in aSeries E U. S FINANCIAL REPORT 5th ANNUAL WEST PKNN DlIX SWEEPSTAKES January 31,1954 RECEIPTS Women's Singles Entry Fees $ 46.00 Women's Doubles Entry Fees 36.00 Men's Singles Entry Fees 130.00 Men's Doubles Entry Fees 92.00 Mixed Doubles 48.00 DISBURSEMENTS Strand Alleys Bowling Fees $146.16 Radio Advertising 10.00 Women's Singles Awards 23.50 Women's Doubles Awards 17.00 Men's Singles Awards 67.00 Men's Doubles Awards 43.50 Mixed Doubles Awards 24.00 Individual Hi One Game (Women) 3.00 Individual Hi One Game (Men) 5.00 Sweepstakes Administration 12.84 CASH AWARDS Women's Singles Name Score Award E. Trdina 424 $9.00 A. Povlelitis 408 5.00 B. Tomichek 404 3.50 A. Rukavina 388 3.00 A. Thomas 388 3.00 Total $23.50 Women's Doubles Name Score Award A.Rukavina—E. Trdina 738 $9.00 M. Rupcic—B. Watkins 703 4.00 A. Mezner—S. Tomko 703 4.00 Total $17.00 Women's One Game High Name Score Award A. Rukavina 217 $3.00 Name Score Award G. Lisjak, Jr 594 $15.00 J. Mlinac 563 9.00 G. Petronic 545 7.00 J. Sestrich 533 6.00 J. Tomichek 532 5.00 E. Shaginaw 523 4.50 J. Arendash 521 4.00 Jv Curilovich 519 4.00 G. Kusevic 506 4.00 P. Roper 496 3.00 J. Brletle 491 3.00 W. Babic 480 2.50 Total JfflM Men's Doubles Name Score Award M. Samoy—E. Shaginaw 1005 $18.00 P. Roper—J. Mlinac 940 12.00 M. Medock—J. Tomichek 936 8.00 L. Srsic—J. Sestrich 929 5.50 Total $43.50 Men's One Game High Name Score Award G. Petroni* 242 $ 5.00 Name Score Award J. Tomichek—»A. Rukjwina 972 $10.50 M. Samoy—K. Samarin 900 7.50 M. Medock—B. Tomichek 864 6.00 Total $24.00 Frank Braidic, Director C.F.U. Sports Educational Department strength of America is simply the strength of one secure home touching that of another. Our first duty to America is our duty to our own homes. We can do honor to George Washington and all our other great leaders in no better way than to make our homes secure. Savings Bond, in your name. Each Bond will be delivered to you. And u time goes by they become more valu able because an average of 3% per year is added until maturity^ Yon can da it—t mllliM aHicra ar« rfalitg Ml What about you? Why not get started right now? Sign up today for steady^ systematic savings with the Payroll Savings Piaov The Croatian Fraternal Union Of America SAVING IS SIMPLER THAN YOU THINK- WITH U. S. SAVINGS BQNDS ON THE PAY&QLL SAVINGS PLAN Music Store DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY Presents to Greater Pittsburgh its internatkraafly famous and popular In their newest show featuring FOLK MUSIC and DANCES of the Old World! Sunday Evening, March 21 8:30 Syria Mosque Bigelow Blvd. Oakland District Pittsburgh, Pa. WRITE OR CALL TODAY FOR YOUR RESERVATION! Choice reserved seats at $1.50 $2.00 and $2.50 Mail check or I one u Order with your reservation to the: ATlantic 1-3498 Duqursne University Pittsburgh, Pa. TirUHs be purchased at Baltz Roslyn, Wash. The mem bers of CFU Lodge 56 were saddened recently when in formed of the death of bro. Louis Butkovich, age 65, who was buried on December 23. Bro. Butkovich had been a resident of this city since 1910 and was born in Jabala nac, Hrvatsko Primorje, Yu goslavia, October 15, 1888. He was married to Mary Dra gicevic in Yugoslavia on Jan uary 12, 1910, and came to Roslyn on March 1,1910. His wife and daughter followed suit in 1920. Louis had been undergoing treatments at the Roslyn-Cle Elum Hospital for the past three months following a stroke. Previous to this he had worked in the coal mines until two years ago. A Requiem High Mass was celebrated on December 23rd at 9:00 AM, at the Roslyn Catholic Church. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery, in Seattle, Washington. The Ro sary for the repose of the Soul of the deceased was re cited on Tuesday, December 22, at 7:30 PM, at the Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Butkovich, daugh ters, Mrs. Manda Gregorich Bro. Louis Butkovich of Thorp, Wash., Miss Jeait Butkovich, employed at thai Court House in Seattle, sons, John, attending Oregon Col lege in Oregon, where he ifl learning Agriculture, a n4 Louis, a student at Washing ton State College, where he is studying for a Pharmacists Degree. Also, six grandchild dren, a sister and brothof^ the latter two residing in Ytfe» goslavia, remain to moufli the passing of our beloved bro. Butkovich. In behalf of our entir® membership, we offer our siti cerest condolences to the family of bro. Butkovich and join them in the prayer that our Maker will Grant his Sđtd Eternal Rest in Peace. Kate Glondo, Nest Mgr. New Film Being Warmly Received Pit s u h, Pa. Th* technicolor film, "This Is Your Croatian Fraternal Uni on" which is made available to our membership carries but one prerequisite, that as maf ny people as possible see it. To help effect this, the C.F.U. Executive Board went on record advising that in communities where more than one of the Society'® Lodjjpf exist, that a C.F.U. Central Committee be organized for showing this film. The reason behind this reckoning is to treat all C.F.U. members in that community with a public showing of the film at one time. Only in this manner can we have this film make its rounds among our faithful and many colonies. We say faithful with a dose of sincerity because in the Society's Diamond Jubilee there is no doubt that pride in the chest of each and every member, youngster to elder, will swell somewhat upon see ing it as George Marchan would have you see it and as Stephen F. Brkich fills in with informative narration. We ask those who would book said film to carefully scan the calendar listing which follows: Sunday, Feb ruary 28, for the United CFU Lodges Annual Meeting to be held in Pittsburgh. Farrell Lodges will show the film Sunday, April 18th, and Gary, Ind., Lodges on Sunday, April 25th. Further on into the year Lodge 514 of Canton, Ohio, will show the film on Sunday, September 26th. All we ask is that immedi ately upon showing said film, that it be returned via parcel post and shipment insured, at the expense of the Lodge or Central Committee, to the CFU Sports-Educational De partment, 3441 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. Inasmuch as booking of the film, the only one we have at the present time, is rapidly being filled, we ask that our busy body committees take advantage as soon as possible of the dates still open. Frank Braidic, Director Sports-Educational Dept. A little boy was about to purchase a ticket for a movie in the afternoon when the box office man asked, "Why are not you at school?" "Ch, it's all right, sir," said the youngster earnestly. "I've got the measles."