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a »tar Pion^ers- William Zivitz, Sec'y. Cecelia Fabiyanic, Sec'y. Frank H. Becer, Jr., Sec'y. Mitzie Wj» nfti mu i i ill' "ZAJEDNIČAR" Lodge 5. Still 1 aud June 30! that Pag« 9. \n\n Aliquippa Lodge 720 Preparing Great Program In Honor Of 25th Anniversary Aliquippa, Pa. On Satur day, March 20, 1954, the members of "Alcros" C.F.U. Lodge 720 are staging a dual purpose celebration, taking the form of a Banquet, at the Hotel Barr, Sheffield Road, beginning at 6:30 PM. At that time the 25th An niversary of the founding of "Alcros" Lodge 720 will be observed, together with the toasting of the 60th Anniver sary of the Croatian Frater nal Union which is being ob served throughout the CFU world this year. For this auspicious occa sion our featured speaker and guest will be none other than bro. V. I. Mandich, Supreme President' of the Croatian Fraternal Union, and a mem ber of Bessemer, Pa., Lodge 309. We'll also have other orators form fraternal Lod ges and Clubs in this area, in In addition to being The Tammies are indeed sorry to see her leave, but Milwaukee Area Nests Start Mom's Day Plans Milwaukee, Wis. Once again the Junior Nest Mana gers of the Milwaukee-West Allis areas met at the home of sister Knaflic, on February 17th, for the purpose of ini tiating plans to stage the 2nd Annual Mothers' Day Cele bration. The date for this event has been set as Sunday, May 9th, at the Collins-Meyer Post, formerly known as the South Side Turn Hall, at 725 West National Avenue. This was also the scene of our previous festival. We were pleased to note that the same Nest Managers were reelected this year and this will make our task of planning a mite easier since we now have the experience in handling this sort of thing. The Managers cooperating on this project are as follows: Frank Bukal, Nest 473, Lodge 261 Frances Papa, Nest 457 of West Allis, Lodge 392 Mitzie Knaflic, Nest 630, Lodge 807 and Matt Aiiich, Nest 81, West Allis, Lodge 391. Bro. Wodvarka of Nest 18, Lodge 255 of Mil waukee, phoned and begged terspersed with a few musical renditions from our Junior Nest 576 members. We are certain that it will be a great get-together for many "Alcros" who have not seen each other since our memorable 20th Anniversary festivities. We hereby appeal to all members to inform our Com mittee of your intention to attend by answering the let ters which have been mailed to you just as soon as possi ble. Reservations must be made for the banquet no la ter than Sunday, March 14. This invitation to attend includes our many friends Rose Puskarich Fran Cernich Tammies At Syria Mosque March 21 Pittsburgh, Pa. A pair of young performers, who will make their appearance with the Tamburitzans at the Sy ria, Mosque on Sunday, March 2^^. 8:30 P.M., are Fran Cernich and Rose Puskarich. For Fran this will be her final Pittsburgh concert, while for Rose it will mark her first show at the Mosque. Fran, a senior majoring in Music Education, is a mem ber of Lodge 50 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her abilities as a soloist, as well as an accor dionist, have gained her a tre mendous amount of recogni tion with followers of the Duquesne group. A graduate of Plum Town ship High School, Rose had maintained a fine scholastic average and she has carried this trait into college work. With a major in Elementary Education, Rose has a desire to teach after graduation. performer musically, Fran al so excels in her studies at the University. She has main tained a straight "A" average in spite of the many concert appearances and will gradu ate with honors this June. The Tamburitzans, under the direction of Walter W. Kolar, will present their an nual Pittsburgh show at the Mosque on March 21. Make it a date to meet all of these young performers at that time. Charles R. Cubelic, Pub. to be excused due to illness. Sister Papa is once again our Treasurer. The preliminary ground work for the event has been set up and we urge the youngsters of the aforemen tioned Nests to notify your Nest Manager or myself if you have any talents suitable for presentation on our stage. If you took part in last year's performance and wish to do again, you are entirely wel come to participate. We will soon be seeking volunteers from the various Lodges to help with the pre-, parations and we hope to re ceive the same spontaneous response as that of last year. We also want your coopera tion in donating cakes, cook ies, coffee- and milk in order that w*e may have a wonder ful celebration. Look to your future copies of the "Zee" for further details* Man in a great hurry jumped into a cab on Broad way and yelled to the driver, "Follow that cab ahead of us!" "I gotta mister," replied the hacker« "lie's towing me." Lodges Urged To Hark Anniversary (Continued From Page 7) and tribulations in founding and building this magnificent institution, which stands to day a credit to the Croatian people wherever they may be if the current membership campaign succeeds to the ex tent that we will reach our goal to enroll six thousand new members, with six million dollars of new insurance. This we can attain by unity of. effort, and if we are will ing and prepared to give of ourselves even a small mea sure of the sacrifices and con tributions of our honored among the fraternal and so cial groups here in Aliquippa (.0(1(10 DlTCCtOrV and Beaver County. We're hoping to see all of you there for an enjoyable evening from 6:30 until they are also very proud to see youngsters like her make the Tammie's reputation one of a sterling quality. Rose Puskarich is a mem ber of Lodge 615, Universal, Penna. In her first year with the Tamburitzans, Rose has definitely worked her way in to a top role. She plays prim tamburitza, and sings and dances with the collegiate group. Set For March 24 Pittsburgh, Pa. Notice is hereby given all Lodges that the Croatian Fraternal Union's Official Lodge Direc tory will be published in the Wednesday, March 24, issue of the Zajedničar. Some 100 Lodges have failed to notify the Home Of fice at Pittsburgh of the re sults of their election of offi cers for 1954. Unless these Lodges respond by March 18, their 1953 officials will be car ried in the Official Directory for this year. This Directory now appears but once a year, and not twice annually as was the practice years ago. The Lodges as yet unheard from in regard to their elections must now act before March 18 if they wish to be heard from in the Direc tory slated for publication on Wednesday, March 24! Hammond Lodge 358 In New Ruling Anent Dues Hammond, Lud. At the last meeting of "Maywood ites" CFU Lodge 358 held on Sunday, February 14th, the membership voted to limit the payment of dues to the regu lar meeting of the Lodge. Hereafter, no dues will be collected at the home of the Secretary unless they are paid by mail and the check made payable to the Lodge, and not to the Secretary. We urge all members to make a special effort to at tend the monthly meetings which are held on the second Sunday of every month at the Brooks House, Conkey and Howard Streets. In this way we may best work for the betterment of the Lodge and the Croatian Fraternal Union. Lodge 234 Members In Monthly Meet March 12 Pittsburgh, Pa. We have an important Lodge 234 meet ing coming up on Friday, March 12, 1954 at 8:30 PM. As usual this meeting will be held in the downstairs meet ing room of the Bratska Slo ga, 146—44th Street, Pitts burgh, Pa. There are several impor tant topics to be discussed at this session and we are urg ing all of our members to be present. Lodge Officers will be pre sent at 7:30 PM to collect dues for the convenience of those members who wish to pay their dues^. before the meeting. Detroit Lodge 717 In Monthly Meet March 11 Detroit, Mich. A very important meeting of "Onyx" CFU Lodge 717 will be held on Thursday, March 11, at the usual meeting place, the Croatian Catholic Center, 201 W. Seven Mile Road, at 8 PM. For the benefit of those Lodges Eligible This Year To Salute Anywhere From 60th To 10th Milestone Yr»r Lodge Oil} »nd Slitf or Province O *nirrd 60 1 Pittsburgh, Pa Jan. 14,1894 6 Rankin, Pa ... Apr. 6,1894 4 Apr. 22, 1894 5 Johnstown, Pa. May 13,1894 12 Denver, Colo. July 29, 1894 3 McKeesport, Pa Sept. 14,1894 92 Jan. 16,1899 94 Eveleth, Mian June 6, 1899 95 Whiting, Incl ,. June 19,1899 98 Pittsburgh, Pa. Aug. 8,1899 99 Cleveland, Ohio Aug. 11,1899 100 Homestead, Pa Aug. 26,1899 106 Sept. 3,1899 102 .. Sept. 6,1899 105 Thomas, W. Va Sept. 13,1899 112 Kansas City, Kan .. Oct. 23,1899 114 East Helena, Mont .. Nov. 13,1899 273 Novinger, Mo ... Feb. 5,1904 274 Homer City, Pa .. Feb. 25,1904 276 Kenosha, WH. .. Apri. 2, 1904 278 Summit, 111 Apr. 14,1904 279 Whitney, Pa .. June 8, 1904 281 Trail, B. C., Canada ... July 11,1904 282 Helper, Utah Sept. 12,1904 284 Trinidad, Colo Nov. 15,1904 45 383 Madrid, Iowa 386 Biwabik, Minn ... Jan. 29,1909 388 id vale, Utah ... Jan. 29,1909 389 Marguerite, Pa .. Feb. 1. 1909 28 Westville, 111 ... Feb. 4, 1909 391 West Allis, Wis .. Feb. 27,1909 395 Murray, Utah .. Apr. 23,1909 202 Chicago, 111 .. Aug. 7, 1909 402 Pueblo, Colo. Sept. 30, 1909 403 Cleveland, Ohio ... Oct. 14,1909 204 Springfield, 111 Oct. 20,1909 207 Kenosha, Wis ... Oct. 27,1909 405 Sykesville, Pa Dec. 17,1909 40 886 Gallup, New Mexico .... Feb. 8,1914 260 Chicago, 111 Feb. 28, 1914 522 West Pittsburgh, Pa .. Mar. 10,1914 523 Warwood, W. Va Mar. 26,1914 524 Lincoln, 111 Mar. 27,1914 44 McKeesport, Pa .. Mar. 31,1914 270 Ahmeek, Mich Mar. 31,1914 14 Cleveland, Ohio Apr. 25, 1914 271 Aberdeen, Wash ... May 20,1914 528 Republic, Pa June 4, 1914 530 Melcher, Iowa .. June 18,1914 533 Battle Creek, Mich....... who have not been previously notified, our meetings are now held on the second Thursday of every month. All potential bowlers in terested in the CFU's 20th Annual Tournament, sched uled to be hosted by Detroit in May, are urged to attend this meeting. Now is the time to organize your teams. Whether you are a bowler or not, come to the monthly meetings anyway and visit with old friends. This is a pleasure no member should forego. Neva Ruzich, Rec. Sec'y. ... July 12,1914 532 Arcadia, Pa July 23, 191-1 534 Clairton, Pa Aug. 10, 1914 272 Chicago, 111 Aug. 31, 1914 887 Fort Bragg, Calif ... Sept. 1,1914 275 Hegewish, 111. ..., Sept. 15, 1914 535 Pa» ... Oct. 23,1914 35 570 Feb. 24,1919 154 East Chicago, Inđ .. Apr. 12,1919 159 Grant Town, W. Va ... June 18,1919 343 Wood River, 111 ... June 18,1919 581 Fresno, Calif ... Nov. 29,1919 582 Sheboygan, Wis ... Dec. 3,1919 30 614 Newton Falls, Ohio .. Jan. 30, 1924 615 Universal, Pa Feb. 2,1924 616 Stamford, Conn 617 Welland, Ont., Apr. 9,1924 618 Creighton Mines, Ont. July 7, 1924 619 Roseville, Calif .. Aug. 21, 1924 620 Akron, N. Y Aug. 27, 1924 179 Nokomis, 111 Dec. 17, 1924 621 Powhattan Point, Ohio .... Dec. 29,1924 25 692 Kenosha, Wis 695 Gig Harbor, Wash Feb., 1929 693 Boise, Idaho Feb., 1929 214 Centerville, Iowa ... Mar. 1,1929 697 New Waterford, N. S., Can. .. Apr. 1929 143 McKees Rocks, Pa May, 1929 690 Akron, Ohio July, 1929 700 Sydney, N. S., Can Aug. 3,1929 702 Park Falls, Wis Sept., 1929 703 Calumet, Mich 705 Farrell, Pa Oct. 24, 1929 706 Pittsburgh, Pa Nov. 14,1929 710 Cooksville, Ont., Can. ... ... Dec. 11,1929 20 795 Mesa, Arizona Mar. 25, 1934 796 Res. Mines, N. S., Can. ... Mar. 25,1934 797 Racine, Wis .. May 18,1934 798 Kirkland Lake, Ont., .. .... July 8,1934 519 Detroit, Mich Nov. 18, 1934 15 893 Duparquet, Que., Can... Feb. 6,1939 894 Vestaburg, Pa .... Feb. 16,1939 895 Schumacher, Ont., Can. .... Mar. 8,1939 896 Port Alberni, B. C. Can. .. Mar. 20,1939 898 Struthers, Ohio ... Apr. 13,1939 899 Malartic, Que., Can ... Apr. 18,1939 900 San Francisco, Calif .... May 24,1939 153 Ambridge, Pa ... Aug. 1, 1939 10 951 St. Catharines, Ont 952 Windsor, Ont., Can Oct. 1, 1944 953 Sarnia, Ont., Canada ... Trafford Members Are In For Enjoyable Time Trafford, Pa. Members and friends of CFU Lodge 541 and Junior Nest 203 are cordially invited to attend the showing of movies filmed by bro. Anthony Radosh on his recent tour of Yugoslavia. The interesting program will begin at 8:00 PM, on Saturday, March 20th, and will feature the dancing of the Junior Nest 203 Kolo Group ui\der the direction of bro. William Vergot, a member of the Duquesne Taaaburitzans. CFU Queen Will Be Named July 25 (Continued From Page 7) for the staging of an appro priate program to highlight the July 25 salute at West View Park to the 60th Anni versary of the Croatian Fra ternal Union. Adopted for action were such plans as the presentation on the commemorative occa sion of outstanding choral groups, music by a nationally Plans were likewise put in to motion for the issuance of a beautiful Souvenir Book in conjunction with the West View celebration of the CFU's 60th Anniversary. Queen Contest Popular Continuation was also as sured at Etna on February 28 of the Committee's extremely popular "CFU Queen" con test, which is always one of the more memorable high lights of these annual "CFU Day" celebrations. So very interested were the Delegates at the Annual Meet ing in this contest that they picked up no less than 760 books of tickets on the US Savings Bonds Awards for distribution and sale in their communities. That represents $3,800.00 in potential sales. Entered in this "C. F. II. Queen" Contest as of March 4 are the Misses Jo Ann Pas torkovic, North Side Pitts burgh Lodge 131 Anna Marie Trpcic, Etna Lodge 4 Lubie Yanosich, Rochester Lodge 85 Barbara Muhic, Midland Nest 157 Stephanie Yurato vich, West Brownsville Lodge 307 Ann Papucich, Clairton Lodge 248 and Janet Yurko vich, Johnstown others are certain to enter this profitable contest in the near future. The young lady who sells the most tickets on the awards in question will, of course, be crowned "C.F.U. Queen" at West View Park on July 25. In addition to the many honors awaiting her at the time, the victor will also receive a cash award of $100. Runnerup in this titular race will receive $75.00 in cash, while the third highest ticket seller will net $50.00. All others, no matter what their finish, will be rewarded with $25.00 provided their sales exceed $100.00 by July 25. In short, every contestant will be well repaid if she will only put her heart into her efforts. Those purchasing tickets on the awards will vie for six prizes: 1st Award, a $1000.00 Bond 2nd, 3rd and 4th Awards, $100.00 Bonds and 5th and 6th Awards, $50.00 Bonds. These tickets will soon be available throughout West ern Pennsylvania. Financial Report Read From the dollars-and-cents standpoint, the most interest ing moment of the Annual Meeting on February 28 came when Committee Treasurer Michael Bozic tendered his Financial Report for 1953 This Report showed that the United C.F.U. Lodges of Western Pennsylvania Com mittee has $9,153.44 in as sets, divided as follows: $5,000.00 Savings Account $150.00 Interest (3%) $3, 023.44 Checking Account and a US Savings Bond now valued at $980.00. The United Lodges are quite proud of their financiaJ strength and are hopefu North Side Pitt Lodge 1 Celebration Will Be Highlighted By Play, Banquet Pittsburgh, Pa. The hu- poor young village boy, John morous drama entitled "Pro- Ovcarich his grandfather, dani Djed," well known for Joseph Bella Ursa, Zvonik's its hilarious entertainment value, will be presented on stage at the 60th Anniversa ry Celebration of CFU Lodge 1 on Sunday, March 21. The festivities, which in corporate a rich program, are scheduled to begin promptly at Javor Hall, followed bv a known tamburi'^ ensemble,1 Banquet at the Lodge 1 Hall self of a seat. Also, be sure to district Junior Ordrr Nest talent, and noted fraternal and civic speakers. The Executive Committee of the United Lodges will eventually put these plans, suggestions, etc., in their proper order and present them for the pleasure of the Delegates to the Committee's Work Conference, which will be held as soon as possible. dancing in the evening. The play is comprised of the following cast: Zovnik, a Ever Active Badger State Members Put Celebration Over With Proverbial Bang By Stella Jambrek, Charter Member, Lodge 692 Kenosha, Wise. Well, sir, the 25th Anniversary Cele bration of "Amity" CFU Lodge 692, staged on February 14, turned out to be both a financial and fraternal success, much to the credit of a score of our members who dug in to see to the most minute details, thus assuring this success ful outcome of a great day. The Polonia Hall was jammed to the rafters shortly before the program was scheduled to open, with cele brants from near and far eager to see what we had to offer on this special occasion. We might be blowing our horn a little when we say that, no one went home dissatis fied, but, then, the truth wiH out no matter what! Among the "stars" of our show, and there were many, were the members -.»f the Elias Tamburitza Serenaders, our emcee, Fred Kufrin, Dor No affair in Kenosha would be complete without "a word or three" from that fine ora tor and Zajedničar Editor from Pittsburgh, bro. Stephen F. Brkich, our main speaker for the occasion. It seems that bro. Brkich has officially and definitely become a permanent fixture at all our "Amity" celebra tions, and we sincerely hope that this friendship is here to sitay a lifetime. As all good things mu&t come to an end, our program was concluded in late after noon and we all set about to enjoy the delicious supper prepared and served under the expert supervision of our chef, Kate Kufrin. The Elias Tammies later invited us to bring down the curtain on the funfest with an evening of dancing. Our Sincerest Thanks their 14th Annual "CFU Day" of July 25 will m?.ke them even stronger. young daughter, Lillian Ov carich Mrsek, a rich villager, Milan Vranes Mica, his wife, Jennie Krasich and Cof, a "mail carrier, Anton Skvarich. We know you will enjoy every minute of our day long festival and we urge that you come early and assure your- purchase your tickets well in advance. Arrangements Commit«« Kenosha's "Amity" Lodge 692 Salutes 25th Anniversary In Grandiose Manner We are also grateful to the members of the Girl's Glee Club who served as waitress es and sold refreshment tic kets to Justine Kluka and Peg Kufrin who were desig nated to sell admission tic kets and to Louis Kufrin, Joseph Babich, Sr., Ronald Zamsky and Donald Dezek who served as sentries in collecting the stubs. As it is human to err, we may be guilty of leaving out a few names unintentionally, but need we say ha" we gratefully appreciate all ren- othy Ann Jambrek, our piano i dered assistance, and that goes for all those wonderful people who saw fit to be I part of our grand audienco, soloist, the "Amity" Girl's Glee Club, and the superb cast of our hilarious comedy "Some Class," which had our guests drying their eyes and rolling in the proverbial aisles. A more fitting and satisfy ing way to mark a quarter century of amity among the "Amityites" could not. pos sibly have been .found-(than our staging of the Valentine'« Lest we should forget to mention later, the fine work of the cast in the Yugoslav Cabaret Scene was also very (Day festivities at the Polonia well received by the entire I Hall. May we look forward to audience. Editor Becoming Habit more such happy occasions! Former Queen In Plug For Contest ... Rural Ridge, Pa. Sun« day, July 25, 1954, has once again been chosen as the day for the CFU United Lodges Celebration at West View Park. One of the main attrac tions is to be the crowning of the CFU "Popularity Queen", a contest which is open to any girl who belongs to the Cro-. atian Fraternal Union. In 1952, I had the great honor of being chosen as the "Queen" and I can truthfully say that it is one of the most thrilling experiences a girl could have. It takes a lot of diligence and work, but it is worth every minute of it. Even if you are not the lucky one who is the "Queen" it is a great honor and loads of fun to take part in this i colorful and wonderful event. Ever anxious to give due The prizes for the winners credit, we point to Kate Kuf- are bigger and better than rin, Anna Jambrek, Pauline ever this year, girls, so if Babich, Frances Kazell and' you'd like to try for this Carolyn Walters for their un tiring work in the kitchen to George and John Dezek, who so ably controlled the terrific traffic at the bar and to honor, just inform your local Lodge Secretary, or any Lodge officer for that matter. Who knows, you may be the lucky one on that stage sud-sloshers Fred Kufrin, Ri- on July 25th, to reign for one chard Kufrin, Frank Odar, year as the "Queen of the Frank Topolovec, Frank Wid manich, Donald Jambrek, Ed Baternik, Frank Lane, Eu gene Miller and Frank Wal ters. CFU!" It's really a great feeling, so good luck! Olga Tominac, Member Junior Nest 423 IS THE DEADLINE for pres ent day members of the Soci ety to transfer to the Sick Benefit Department's New Disability Plan on a Non Medical Basis, regardless of age. Following that date, June 30, all members past 35 years of age must undergo a medical exam if they desire such protection, whereas mem bers past 50 years will not be permitted to make change over in question under any conditions. See your Lodge Secretary today for a changeover form and have him fill it out before it is too late.