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C2LS6S! MARCH Vinski, Lawfrencd N. Medich, Danica Karlic, Ronald Medvidovich, Joel Markowski, John Torreij, Marlene Mavracic, Billy Rogulj, Mirko Rogulj, Richard Borshow, Grace M. Grzanich, Barbara Oliphant, Barbara Seckerson, Thos. Stead, Mary Ann Clarich, Frances 189—Republic, Pa. Brebrich, Jacob, E. 190—Farrell, Pa, Yuranovich, Betty J. Cigich, Edward Novosel, Anna L. Kojudzich. John "fcAJEDNlcAE" Azich, Edna M. Tankovich, Donald Brdar, Louis M. Kuchek, Hermina Babic, Franjo Brozovich, Ann L. Popovich. Ronald Gazic, Peter Morog, Danica Eisler, Agnes V. Barkovich, Anne Rudolph Kovacevich, Sec'& Emma Starcevic, Sec'y. $ 500 $ 6.00 6 $ 500 $ 5.00 5 O I I A N O I E Cash Valne $ 500 1000 15.00 15 1000 12.00 12 1000 10.00 10 1000 15.00 15 1500 22.50 22 1500 18.00 18 1500 15.00 15 1500 22.50 22 2000 30.00 30 2000 24.00 24 2000 20.00 20 2000 30.00 30 2500 37.50 37 2500 30.00 30 2500 25.00 25 2500 37.50 37 3000 45.00 45 3000 36.00 36 3000 30.00 30 3000 45.00 45 3500 52.50 52 3500 42.00 42 3500 35.00 35 3500 52.50 52 4000 60.00 60 4000 48.00 48 4000 40.00 40 4000 60.00 60 4500 67.50 67 4500 54.00 54 4500 45.00 45 4500 67.50 07 5000 75.00 75 5000 60.00 60 5000 50.00 50 5000 75.00 75 Point Valne $ 4.00 reuruary 24, 1954. 4 $ 500 v ,-»*x 'S at 'H' .J $ 6.00 6 \n\n -OFFICIAL MINUTES- THE EXECUTIVE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1954 The Supreme President, bro. V. 1. Mandich, opened the session with greetings. All members of the Board and Offi cials were present. The Minutes of the January 13 session were approved as read. As the first order of business, bro. Bella read a letter from the Department of Child Welfare of Illinois pertaining to several matters at the Children's Home. It was unani mously agreed to inform the Welfare Department that the entire matter would be discussed at the March session of the Supreme Board with a representative from the Children's Home. Supreme Secretary bro. Bella presented the following Lodge 222 Franjo Mance named his wife beneficiary, who predeceased the member, and the Board agreed to pay the claim to 6 brothers and sisters. Since that time, we have information that 2 of the brothers, Juraj and Ivan, died many years ago without any heirs. The Board approved the transfer of their shares to the remaining heirs equally. The President of Lodge 540 in Conway, Pa., requested an interpretation of Sections 355 and 356 of the By-Laws, for the reason that the candidate for Nest Manager was elected in absentia. Since the By-Laws do not require the presence of a candidate for a Lodge olfice, the Board unani mously confirmed the election of the Nest Manage!' of said Lodge. Jxodge 550 Tomo Marsh exhausted the reserve value on his certificate, and therefore assistance through the Lodge from the National Fund. The Board approved the issuance of a $390.00 certificate free of indebtedness for 39 years of membership. The amount rcquird to purchase said certificate is to be paid from the National Fund. The request of Lodge 617 for a speaker from the Home Office at the expense of the Union on the occasion of their 30th Anniversary was denied due to the decision of the Supreme Board which prohibits such requests. The Board approved the request of Lodge 663 in Cleve land for a one year supply of printed letterheads and enve lopes for their monthly publication "The Pioneer Bulletin". Since the Home Office received the necessary number of transfers as per the By-Laws, the Board approved the issuance of a charter to the first Lodge in the St&te of Florida effective as of February 1,1954. The Lodge shall be situated in Miami under Lodge No. 982. Letters received from Lodges 221 and 832 were acknow ledged and filed. The Board agreed to insert an advertisement in the May issue of the Fraternal Monitor and Fraternal Age Magazines, and to purchase sufficient copies of the Frater nal Monitor for distribution to all the Lodges. The American-Croatian Singers Federation expressed their sincerest appreciation for the financial and moral as sistance received from our Organization, and also awarded an Honorary Membership to the Croatian Fraternal,Union in the Federation. $114.70 was approved for payment to H. N. Bruce and Associates for services rendered in December which are not contained in the retainer fee. $5.00 was approved for payment to the National Fra ternal Congress for membership dues of the President's Section. The Sports Director, bro. Braidic, brought up the ques tion of a checking account for all National Tournaments, since all such tournaments are to be administered by the Home Office and the Sports Department in the future. After a discussion of the problem, in which everyone present participated, it was unanimously agreed to open a permanent new account for this purpose and that a transfer of $200.00 be credited to the account as working capital. Brother Ovcarich, Secretary of Sick Benefit Depart ment, presented to the Board the following cases: Lodge 97 Sister Jennie Vuković, cert. C-S614, and the Lodge submitted a letter for assistance for her denied operation benefits. On the recommendation of the Lodge, the Board approved a donation out of the National Fund in the amount of $15.00. Lodge 99 On the recommendation of the Lodge the Board approved a donation in the amount of $15.00 out of National Fund to brother Alois Kuk, cert. 36300, and sister Ljubica Zelenka, cert. 62212, for their denied operation benefits. Lodge 222 Brother Franjo Mance (deceased), cert., 50641, was operated on the day he died. Being that the case was not reported within the required time the Board cannot consider the case at this time. Lodge 616 On the recommendation of the Lodge the Board approved a donation of $15.00 out of the National Fund to sisters Anna Gostomski, cert. 53455, and Catherine Pirnat, cert. 60016, for their denied operation benefits. Lodge 617 Brother Franjo Kraljae, cert. 88816, for some reason did not send his sick benefit claims on time. Due to the fact that this member is incurably sick, on the recommendation of the Medical Examiner the Board ap proved the payment of sick benefits. Lodge 776 Sister Ann Susa, cert. C-53493, submitted a claim for operation benefits. Due to the fact that her oper ation was performed a year ago, therefore the Board cannot consider her case, but her case will be refered to the Supreme Board at the next session. Brother Ovcarich reports that the Sick Benefit Depart ment needs 5 file cabinets. Each of these cabinets will cost about $80.00. Insofar as they are needed the Board approves the purchase of same. There being no further business to transact, the Supreme President, bro. Mandich, adjourned *he session. Joseph Bella, Supreme Secretary Canton's Rug Cutters In For Treat Saturday Canton, Ohio A gala Masquerade Dance is in store for all members and friends of CFU Lodge 514 on Satur day nite, February 27, at the A e i a n o a i a n o e 2543 Winfield Way, N. E. Several prizes for outstand ing costumes await some lucky people and admission to: the event is free of charge, provided you come attired in I suitable fashion for the oc-| casion. Johnnie Nervo and his "Plavi Jadran" ensemble from Massillon, Ohio, will furnish o u a n e u s i u i n i n termission you may visit our: refreshment stands and revi-j talize your energy calls. I So let's go, friends and fel low members! Make a real "Mardi Gras" out of your Lodge masquerade funfest. Chicago Primorci To Shake Leg February 27 Chicago, 111. A few weeks ago we made the ex citing announcement that the Club "Primorac" is staging a Masquerade Dance on Satur day February 27, at 69th and Western Avenues. Tickets for the event are selling like not cakes and we're mighty pleased about the whole thing. Might be that our shuffle bugs are anx ious to get going to the de lightful tunes of Frankie Kovacic and his ensemble. If you've attended one of our previous dance sessions, we know it isn't necessary to blow our horn about our brand of hospitality, so need we say more? You're bound to enjoy a pleasant evening in our midst. Browse around the attic and see if %p\x can't dig up Latest Junior Order Graduation List 4—lohnstown, Pa. Sewak, Helen Carol Tomak, Irene 10—Gary, Indiana Jakich, Betty Ann Traicoff, Kiric 15—Steolton, Pa. Zupanovic, Patricia 17—Chicago, Illinois Grachen, Joseph Josephus, Richard Kehart, Rose Marie Randolfo, Joseph 19—Bessemer, Pa. Kursel, James R. 21—Etna, Pa. 24—Los Angeles, California Sušanj, Esther 25—Roslyn, Washing-ton Katalinic, Geraldine 29—Madison, Illinois Slcczka, John 31—Duquosnje, Pa. 32—Uniontown, Pa. Malenock, George 34—McKees Rocks, Pa. 35—lloboken, New Jersey Cetinich, Catherine i 39—Clairton, Pa. 51—Anaeoiulfy Montana Stockan, Edward 55—Cleveland, Ohio Kostelac, Mary Markovic, Nikola Zele, Louis 59—Kenosha, Wisconsin Sisnavic, Delores 60—Ben wood, West Va. 67—Pittsburgh, Pa. Chavlick, David Omasic, Mary Ann 68—Dunlo, Pa. Bakale, Betty Jane 79—Red Lodge, Montana Yelich, Lucille 74—Brownsville, Pa. 75—E. St. Louis, Illinois Horvat ich, Frances 76—Millvale, Pa. 77—Gallup, New Mexico Marusich, William 81—West Allis, Wisconsin Pintarich, Rosemarie Rosandich, Joseph 87—Monessen, Pa. Zoretich, Dolores Zoreticli, Dorothy 93—Philadelphia, Pa. 103—Conway, Pa. Schuster, Shirley 122—Cokeburg, Pa. 129—Wilmerding, Pa. Ribar, Joseph 131—Dunfermline, Illinois 148—E. Pittsburgh, Pa. Tumlig, Louis D. 152—Luzerne, Pa. 153—Battle Creek, Michigan Gjerek, John Komarek, Elizabeth 167—Columbus, Ohio 168—Aberdeen, Washington Batinovich, George Hastert, Donna Mae 173—Philadelphia, Pa. Rogomentich, Mary 184—Sheboygan, Wisconsin 192—Braddock, Pa. Ribic, Ana 203—Trafford, Pa. ?07—Camden, New Jersey Zanetich, Blanche 211—Homer City, Pa. 216—Brazil, Iowa Fenton, Gerald Dean 223—Verona, Pa, Kern. Alice M. 233—So. Chicago, Illinois Perpich, Rose M. Salovich, Michael 238—Warren, Ohio 239—Sacramento, California Brkich, Katica Radovanovich, Nellie hep costume and promenade our hall to make this a truly gala masquerade party. Effie šhubat, Hep. 254—Perdido, Alabama Barac, John N. 25G—San Pedro, California Crv a rich, Matilda Jelovich, Veronica Uglesich. Marie $69—Fresno, California Zaninovich, Louis 282—San Francisco, Calif. 285—Mather, Pa. Hlaj, Paulina 809—Youngstown, Ohio 314—Joliet, Illinois Gecan, Frank S. Sepich, John 318—Detroit, Michigan Loginow, Thomas R. Wright, Thomas R. 821—Paw Paw, Michigan Arbanas, Rudolph J. 852—Hibbing, Minnesota Stilinovich, Margaret 359—Chicago, Illinois Negovan, Albert 880—Chicago, Illinois 886—N. S. Pittsburgh, fljL Burletic, Irene Mae 894—New Kensington, Pa. 395—MeKe-esport, Pa. Simak, Daniel 406—Dodgeville, Michigan 411—West New York, N. J. Duper, Anna 418—Centerville, Iowa Zezlich, Geraldine 455—Whitney, Pa. Bajs, George 457—West Allis, Wisconsin Mazarek, Elizabeth 458—Eveleth, Minnesota Bozicevieh, Lois J. 513—Rockdale, Joliet, Illinois 519—No. Chicago, Illinois Kerpan, Joanne 589—Canonsburg, Pa. 590—Pittsburgh, Pa. Kreske, James 509—Youngstown, Ohio 630—Milwaukee, Wisconsin Rocki, Joseph CANADA 274—Wetland, Ontario 397—Hamilton, Ontario Kobe, Marcia 456—Kirkland Lake, Ontario Smiciklas, Helen Kozloff, Theodora 480—Vancouver, B. C. Kosovic, Matilda Trtan, Nick J. 486—Mereoal, Alta. 488—Timmins, Ontario Horvat, Josip 489—Arvida, Quebec 573—Montreal, Quebec Dziabik, Maria Hew Roslyn Secretary Wants To Be Efficient Roslyn, Wash. Brothers and sisters, as you know I had the honor of being select ed Secretary of CFU Lodge 56 at our annual meeting. I deem this a supreme pri vilege, and beg our members to cooperate with me so that the work of this important office may run smoothly. First of all, I urge you to pay your monthly dues on time, at least by the 25th of each month, according to our By-Laws. I will be forced to guide myself according to our By-Laws and in cases of ne glect, suspend the member or place him on reserve for non payment. As you know, the Lodge is obliged to send in the full assessment to the Home Of fice each month, regardless of how much is collected, so if you don't pay your dues on time, how are we to meet this situation If you are suspended you will have no one to blame but yourself for your laxity. And remember, when you are sus pended, you tose many privi leges and rights extended by the Croatian Fraternal Union. In other words, to make it better for yourself and easier on me, pay your dues regu larly. Rankin Ladies Branch Planning Annual Dance Rankin, Pa. Croatian La dies Club, Branch 6, wiJJ sponsor a pre-Lenten Mas querade Dance on Saturday, February 27th, at the Cro atian Home, 4th and Antis bury Streets, Rankin. Dancing to the music of the Tammic Serenaders will high light the festivities, which will start at 8:00 PM and last until the wee hours of the morning. In addition to the usual line of refreshments, the members will have home baked goods on the menu along with other favorites of our people. Our guests are urged to come in costume and vie for the prizes awaiting the mum mers for their best outfits. For a grand evening of fun and entertainment, our mem bers bid you one and all a cheerful welcome. Youngstown Ladies To Elect Official Family 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 shout any endeavors. We climaxed 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 parent? of a bouncing baby girl. Good luck, Bernice and Don, from the Ladies Auxiliary! Amount Insurance Cash Point Value Value St. Louis Group Will Sponsor Fiesta In Hay St. Louis, Mo. The St. Louis Kolo Group is planning to stage its First Folk and Kolo Dance Festival (Narod ni Ples i Kolo Festival) on Sunday, May 23, 1954, at the St. Joseph Croatian Hall, 12th and Russell Blvcl The group will perform in many of the old favorite dan ces of the old country, and will be attired in authentic and beautiful national cos tumes. For something out of the ordinary in the line of modern entertainment, plan to attend i s s e a u a e s i v a Watch your copy of the "Za jedničar" for further details. It pleases us to report that our group is progressing fa vorably, and we invite those who are interested in kolo dancing to visit our rehear sal classes any Wednesday evening. We meet from 8:00 to 10:00 PM, each week, at the St. Joseph Hall. Racine Preparing For Wisconsin Pin Tourney 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 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. 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. Amount Insurance OTHER INSURANCE pe Protection Cash Points Income Defender Benefits $5.00 5 Junior Term Insurance 1.00 1 Prepaid Junior Members 1.00 1 Sick Benefit Protection 1.00 1 Disability Protection 1.00 1 Change Old to New Disability Plan 1.00 1 JUNIOR TRANSFERS Proposers signing Junior transfers to Lodge on ordi nary $500.00 basis will receive $4.00 Cash, plus 4 Points. Prize Payments and Point Credits for Junior trans ferees desiring $1,000.00 or more in insurance protection will be made in accordance with above tables. DISABILITY CHANGEOVERS In keeping with a Supreme Board ruling of September, 1953, changeovers from the Sick Benefit Department's Old to New Disability Plan will not be accepted on a non-medical basis after Wednesday, June 30,1954. Following that date, June 30, 1954, present day mem bers desiring to effect such a changeover will have to sub mit to a medical examination. Lodge Secretaries are urged to inform their members accordingly during regular month ly meetings and advise them to make the changeover as soon as possible. Members attaining the age of 50 years after June 30, 1954, cannot effect the changeover in question, even if they do submit to a medical examination! Croatian Fraternal Union's 1954 "On To Philadelphia!" Campaign Awards LIFE INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE Twenty-Year Endowment Twenty-Year Payment Whole Life Educational At Either Department Either Department Adult Department Age 18 Endowment Adult Or Junior Adult Or Junior Endowment Age 70 Junior Department New Or Increased Business) (New Or Increased Business) (New Or Increased Business) (New, Increased Business) Cash Point Value Value Amount Insurance In accordance with the By-Laws of the Croatian Fraternal Union, and with the approval of the President and Secretary of the Supreme Board of Trustees, official notice is hereby given to all members of the Supreme Board that the semi-annual sessions of the Supreme Board of Trustees will begin Monday morning, March 15, 1954, at 9:00 o'clock, in the Supreme Office at Pittsburgh. Immediately after the completion of the examina tion of the books and records by the Board of Trustees, the entire Supreme Board will meet in semi-annual sea sion. All members of the Supreme Board are requested to be governed accordingly. Hay 23 Great Day For Famed Preradovic Club Gary, Ind. As previously announced the 40th Anniver sary of tfie Croatian Glee Club "Preradovic" will be ob served May 23rd. Plans for a gala occasion are now in the making, songs have been selected, and the membership is preparing for the day which will mark another milestone in the his tory of this society devoted toward furthering the Cro atian culture. At this time we appeal to all our friends, who are inter ested in singing with us upon this glorious occasion, to come to our rehearsals which are held each Tuesday eve ning in our clubrooms located at 3469 Broadway at 8 P.M. The glee club is particularly in need of male voices in or der to be able to present a male chorus. Sylvia Niksic, Member As sources of ideas, pro fessors simply cannot com pete with books. Books can be found to fit almost every need, temper or interest. Books can be read when you are in the mood they do not have to be taken in periodic doses. Books are both more personal and more impersonal than professors. Books have an inner confidence which in dividuals seldom show They are infinitely diverse. They can be found to express every point of view if you want a different point of view, you can read a different book. —William G. Carleton. V. I. Mandich, Supreme President Joseph Bella, Supreme Secretary Charles J. Verbanic, Pres. Board of Trustees Milan Skrtic, Secretary Board of Trustees Amount Insurance Cleveland Lodge Fete A Pre-Lenten Highlite Cleveland, Ohio The first Dance of the current year to be staged under the auspices of CFU Lodge 403 will be held on Saturday, February 27, at the Slovenian National Home, 3563 East 80th Street, south of Union# in Newburgh. For your utmost in danc ing pleasure we have been fortunate enough to obtain the services of none other than that "Go, Man! Go, Man!" Eddie Habat and his sizzling polka ensemble. Ed die's band is the hottest thing on platters in the nation Just in case you care to enjoy a snack or two, and who doesn't, step up to our well stocked larder and ob tain whatever you desire in the line of food or liquid freshments. So, let's go, fellow mem bers and friends. Let's have one final fling before the somber days of the Lenten Season are upon us. See you all at the Slovenian Hall on Saturday, February 27th, along about 7:30 PM. Danr^ ing will be in full swing unVlf the late hour of 1:00 AM. the present time, and there la no doubt in our mind that you will thoroughly enjoy his style. Andy Tumbri, Rep. "Old George is terribly mean. Someone ought to tell him he won't be able to take it with him when he dies." "Listen, old man. If George can't take it with him, he won't go!" Cash Value Point Value GENERAL INFORMATION Every Field Worker able to amass 750 Points before the end of the Campaign on November 30th, 1954, will be entitled to attend the Society's 9th Quadrennial Convention at Philadelphia, Pa., in September of 1955 as an Honorary Delegate. Winners will receive travelling expenses, plus three daily per diems as set by Convention. No Prize Payments will be made until the conclusion of the Campaign on November 30, 1954, or as soon there after as possible. Positively no Prize Payments will be made for new enrollments until such applicants have been mem bers for six (6) months. The Croatian Fraternal Union will pay up to $3.00 toward the Medical Examination of all prospective Adult and Junior members requiring such attention. This same fee will also apply in the case of present day members desiring to increase their insurance and finding it necessary to sub mit to a Medical Examination. Junior Order members able to amass a total of twenty (20) Points before July 31, 1954, will De entitled to a free two-weeks stay at the CFU's 6th Annual Junior Summer Camp to be held on the campus of our Children's Home at Des Plaines, Illinois. This offer does not include the cost of transportation to or from the encampment. Only those Field Workers or Proposers whose names are listed on applications for membership will receive credit for the Cash and Points involved. Neither Cash nor Points can be transferred to others once the Field Worker or Proposer signs his or her name to application.