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John Benko, Sec'y. 'ZAJEDNIČAR* Clairton West Trafford Members Are Frank Braidic ESTABLISHED-USTANOVLJENI 1922 MOLIMO SAČU VAJTE OVAJ NOVI CIJEXIK packages, S lit. UU Dancers štof od čiste vane sa pritorom za muško od,jelo C90 flA 31/2 yards )JZ.UU \n\n March 17, 1954. Predict More Steaks, Less Bean Soup Should Congressmen Vote Salary Boost World's Richest Nation Niggardly When It Boils Down To Paying Its Law Makers Pittsburgh, Pa. We are often reminded that we should take more interest in the doings of Congress, where the Representatives, chosen by electorate, make laws that effect every one of us. As we know, Congress con sists of two houses, the Sen ate and the House of Repre sentatives. While the Senators are elected for six yors, the term of Representatives is only two years. Congressional elections are held every two yeai*s, with one third of the Senators to be chosen and all of the Rep resentatives. Thus too great an inequity exists between the terms of the two houses. There has been talk that the Constitution should be a mended, so that Representa tives would be elected for four years, one half of the House being elected every two years. Representatives On Run These proposals have much merit. As is now constituted a Representative, no sooner being installed in the office, starts making plans for the next campaign in order to keep his name before the vo ters. Two years is a very short period for an office term of such importance. The holder does not devote his full time to the work for which he has been elected, but divides it between visiting his electorate and Washington. A four year term would al low him considerably more time to attend to the urgent business that comes before the Congress. Neither Party Prevails The Congress convenes ev ery two years. The first Con gees* met 166 years ago and he present is therefore the ^3rd Congress. When it met last January, both houses had a Republi can majority, but because of the death of Senator Taft, who was replaced by a Demo crat, the Republicans no long er have a majority in the Senate. They are now so even ly divided in both houses that neither party can put over a bill without the support of the other. Remember the 80th Con gress? It was Harry Tru man's favorite whipping boy. **That do nothing, good for fiothing 80th Congress" was the familiar cry throughout the 1948 Presidential Cam paign. The Democrats suc ceeded in their effort and re gained the majority in the next Congress. 83rd Congress Stalled But let us see what the pre sent Congress has accomp lished so far. Up to now a lot of oratory and hot air was released in lioth Houses, but of hundreds of bills that were introduced, only twelve, relatively unim portant, were signed into law. The Bricker Amendment stirred so much fuss that everything else was forgotten for the time being. Five weeks were wasted with debates and arguments only to have the "bill finally killed by a majori ty of one. Such major legislative pro posals as the Taft-Hartley bill Revision, Social Security ex pansion, raising of the Na tional Debt, Statehood for Alaska, revision of farm pro gram all these are lying dormant in the committees. Whether they will be allowed to be debated on the floor in the near future is yet to be Ifcen. Is $15,000 Enough Pay? For a long time there has been agitation that because of inflation the salaries of Con gressmen should be increased. Of course there are two schools of thought on this question. For the richest nation in the world, by today's stand ards, the salary of a Con gressman can not be called high. Industries and business firms pay their top men much better, so for a good man there is no incentive to run for Congress or to seek any other Government job. Of course $15,000.00 per year may seem high to us, but to a Congressman who must assume a higher stand ard, it is anything but that. True, a great many of them have private businesses, net ting them morv than their o v e n e n s a a y w i e some are even known to be millionaires. But again there are others whose only income is their government check. CFU Voters Said "Nix!" However, they have one ad vantage over officers and of ficials of our fraternal organ izations they can raise their own salaries whenever they want. Realizing that they would have a slim chance for a raise if it was left to the voters (our own CFU members just recently turned down a re quest by the Supreme and Executive Board members for a modest increase), they have a provision in the laws allow ing them to increase their own compensation when they deem it necessary. But again this is easier said than done. They are exceed ingly wary, always keeping their nose to the ground to sound out the will of their constituents. Remember back in 1946, when they intended to raise their salaries, how the citizens began sending bun dles for Congressmen o Washington? This embarrassed them to such an extent that they gave up the idea, although they nevertheless voted themselves later on $2,500.00 per year as an expense item, tax free. Bean Soup And Steaks Now, some punsters have again taken up the familiar pun, this time concentrating on beef. It seems that some Con gressmen complained some time ago that inflation has played such havoc with their salaries that just about the only thing they can now af ford to eat is bean soup in the Congressional cafeteria. Such luxuries as steaks are out of the question. Immediately their cry was taken up. "What, to let our lawmakers eat nothing but bean soup while we gorge our selves on steaks on our four thousand dollar yearly sala ries this must not be al lowed to continue. Suppose your wife served you bean soup every day, week after week, month after month. You may stand it for a while, but soon you will hit the ceil ing and if she continued with the hated dish, you may be even tempted to hurt the little woman. So, we must see to it that the men we sent to Washington get their steak at least once a week." Manager Behind 8 Ball So the joke goes again. Per haps some of you do not know that bean soup is on the menu every day in the Senate res taurant. In the last 47 years, only one day has soup been off the menu. And even then it was only a typographical error there was soup in the kitchen, but it was not on the bill of fare. They say that Senator Knute Nelson, not seeing soup on the bill of fare, became en raged and called the manager on the carpet, giving him or ders there and then to never again forget to put bean soup on the menu. How they can stand the Canucks Will Sponsor Spring Dance In March Toronto, Ont. The mem bers of "Canucks" C. F. U. Lodge 975 are staging a Dance on Saturday, March 27, at the Macedonian Church Hall, 237 Sackville Street. The shufflng, which we are sure will please both the young and old alike, is sched uled to begin at 8:00 PM to the music of the Blue Moon Serenaders. Our refreshments will be of the usual variety, plus an added attraction taking the shape of a door award which will be given to the person holding the lucky number. Invited to attend are all members of our Lodge, friends and all Croatians, Slovenes and Serbs. Gary Glee Club To Sponsor Tams Gary, Ind. Tickets are now available for the annual concert of the Duquesne Uni versity Tamburitzans to be presented in Gary on Easter Sunday, April 18, at Seaman Auditorium, 575 Washington Street. Traditionally, for the past 17 consecutive years, the Tammies have been coming to Gary on Easter Sunday playing to capacity audiences, and bringing culture and en tertainment of a nature in which they are definitely top ranked nationally and inter nationally. There will be two perfor mances:—At 3:00 PM in the afternoon and 8:15 PM in the evening. After the evening performance a reception will be held in the Preradovic Club Rooms, 3469 Broadway. Mrs. Paul Rukavina of 4440 Pennsylvania Street is ticket chairman and has announced that tickets may be had by contacting any member of the Preradovic Glee Club Mrs. Louise Keleminic at Franks Store for Men, 3828 Broadway Walter K a z i c, 3651 Tyler Street and Mar tha Woss at the office of the Mayor, City Hall, Gary. Morts Hound Peps In Harbor League Indiana Harbor, Ind. Com ing within two points of break ing their own held three game high, the Prusiecki Morticians hit the Klenke Jewelers 3—0 at the March 7th meet of the Har borites League. The clean sweep put them within a game of the Doc Peppers who dropped the first two to the Marion Barbers. Still in the throes that make one a losing team, the Matchen Florists dropped the decision to the Alder Taps. J. Raykovich scattered the maples for 231— 579, both individual highs. Ann Zunac with 191—523 did the same among the distaff keglers. Others highs brought the fol lowing names into the limelight, W. Perko with 558 R. Dubczak, 224—544 F. Gavura, 545 Helen Stanko, 179—473 and Marge Trtan, 473. Rangers Control Lodge 832 League Toronto, Ont. The Rangers still, roam the Lodge 832 Bowl ing League confines as the leader with 58 points to settle the argument. The Beavers with 36 triumphs in twenty weeks good for six less points are runner-ups. After which follow the Olympians with 29 markers and the Canadians with eight less. George Vidlin uncorked a 304 —836 at the February 19th ses sion. John Stimac took one game honors with 339 and settled for 733 for the evening, third man being Pete Klobučar, 689. The ladies department showed Donna Delost with 240—539, Kay Vidlin, 506 and Eileen Sheijak with 497. The Beavers claimants to the best in team scores for the season in 1160— 3199 came through with 1106— 3039 at the latest meet of the Lodge 832 keglers. smell of bean soup every day is more than we can say! Joseph Chesarek, Member CFU Clerical Staff Detroit Music lovers Awaiting Annual Treat Detroit, Mich. On Sun day, March 28, our members and friends in the Detroit area will have the opportuni ty of witnessing those world famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans in action, as they present their Annual Concert at the Masonic Tem ple Auditorium, at 3:00 PM. All tickets sold for the per formance will be by reserva tion only, so see about pro curing yours just as soon as possible. For your reserva tions call either Stephanie Walter, TO 5-4596, Frank Stromar, TW 2-0969 or Jim my Kalich, FO 6-0292. To round out your day in complete enjoyment, we will have the Cavalier Tamburitza O e s a s u i n o u your favorite dance tunes at the United Dairy Workers Hall, 15840 Second Avenue, Highland Park. They'll be on hand immediately following the Duquesne Concert. There you have it, Detroit ers, a date truly to be re membered. Sunday, March 28, 1954. For the best conducting of the tournament bowling and for the Victory Supper and Dance which Lodge 4 of Etna is pr# paring for 6:30 P. M. Sunday, April 25, it is imperative that all Pittsburgh lodges and as many others from Allegheny County bowl their events Friday and Saturday evening. The only exception to the above will be entries from the Beaver Valley, Farrell and Johnstown. First consideration for any de sired hour and day will, natur ally, go to the earliest entries received for same. Arrange even now to have your lodge repre sented. Kindly mail the entry blank and prescribed fee to the tournament secretary at the address shown on the entry blank. For further and detailed in formation about the 18th Duck pin Tournament, we refer you to the Zajedničar which weekly carries publicity of this and all other activities with more thor oughness than we can give you in a letter of this type. Stephanie Walter, Sec'y. Blanks Available For Annual Dux Tournament Pittsburgh, Pa. The 18th National Duckpin Tournament of the Croatian Fraternal Union, a sports event of major under taking for this area's lodges and members, will be staged at the Pantone Alleys, Sharpsburg, over the three days, Friday, Sat urday and Sunday, April 23, 24 and 25,1954. It is therefore a pleasure in behalf of the Supreme Board on the sponsoring end and in behalf of the tournament hosts, Lodge 4 of Etna, to extend you this cordial invitation. We urge that your lodge bowl ers make their tourney entry as soon as possible before the deadline for same, Monday mid night, April 5,1954. Michael Medock, Chair. Frank Braidic, Sec'y. Detroit Entry Blanks Must Be In March 26th' Pittsburgh, Pa. Using a mailing list that the past three years served the National Ten pin Tournament, we as early as January 28, 1954, dispatched tournament entry blanks to practically every nook and cor ner of the C. F. U. tenpin world. All the perennial entrants were definitely contacted. How ever, if advertently through the lack of the latest address of the consignee or for some other reason beyond our control, your lodge has not yet received theirs, the matter can be aright ed by writing direct to the C. F. U. Sports-Educational Depart ment, 3441 Forbes Street. We shall be only too glad to mail you the 1954 entries and place your name on the latest mailing list on hand. We urge all those who re ceived the tournament entry blanks to bear in mind that the deadline for mailing same is Midnite Friday, March 26,1954. This is a must in order that we may compile a tournament schedule. Frank Braidic 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 today Singers Out To Reorganize Society Clairton, Pa. In years gone by our "Jelica" Singing Society was an instrumental factor in bringing the culture of our forefathers to people of our nationality in the en tire Clairton area. Sad to state, however, for the past few years we have not been active and have not even met for rehearsal for quite some time. Although we have been merely marking time, we have not disbanded the organ ization. The Committee re cently decided to re-activate the singing group and ob tained the services of a young and competent teacher who will instruct our group one night a week. Our next big rehearsal has been scheduled for Wednes day, March 17, at 8:15 PM, at the Croatian Home, 241 Maple Avenue. Thereafter we shall meet each Wednesday at the same place and time. We urge our former sing ers, as well as all who aspire to join the ranks of a great cultural group, to come out and sign up. We are making quite a few additions to our musical repertoire, so you are sure to enjoy yourself with us. Society's Play House Is Still Well Stocked Pittsburgh, Pa. Our stock of playlets in the Cro atian language for children is not as extensive as we would like it to be. But with "Dva Mačka," a short dramatic skit by Rado ševic Branko, we have some thing to offer our Nests who may be shopping for a facet to incorporate into an indoors social venture. The dramatic piece can be portrayed by three charac ters and can be had from this Department. You are espec ially invited to inquire fur ther into what your organiza tion has to offer. To the senior thespians we can say we have a diversified supply of one-act plays in Croatian. They are available in numbers, almost without exception, one copy for each member in the cast. The list of the short plays available to our Lodges for the asking are "Udovica", "Ljubomorni Suprug", "Zim ski Kaput", "Stidljivi Mlado ženja", "Slogom Raste Male Stvari", "Zapuštene Njive", "Posljedni Susret", "Na Mr tvoj Straži", "Prosac u Nepri lici", "Medvjed", "Prosidba", "Pamet u Glavu", "Puške Go spode Carrar" and others. All that we ask in case you are not familiar with any of the above is that you stipu late the number of persons in your available cast. We most certainly feel confident that we can supply you with a play that will meet your needs. While we dote on Croatian drama and our stock by past inquiries for English lan guage plays has not had to be large, we can bring the De partment to your service. If there is a particular play in the English language that your Lodge group may want to perform, we will secure you copies of the play. On the other hand if left up to us we can fill your needs from the stock of Eng lish language plays already on hand. This is just another service of the Croatian Fra ternal Union which too many do not know and should take advantage of the offer. Frank Braidic, Director C.F.U. Sports-Ed. Dept. Property is dear to men not only for the sensual plea sure it can afford, but also because it is the bulwark of all they hold dearest on earth, and above all else, because it is the safeguard of those they love most against misery and all physical distress. —W. G. Sumner. 88 Manager Will Endeavor To Serve All Slovan, Pa. The recently elected Nest Manager of Jun ior Nest 88, under the man agement of parent Lodge 548, is Dorothy Kosovec of Bur gettstown, Pa. We wish to advise our members and parents that the Manager will collect dues at the Lodge Home on Sun day, March 14th, between the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 PM, and on the second Sunday of each month thereafter at the same time. Should you find this inconvenient for pay ment, you may mail your dues to me. Office Loop Has Share Of Jokers Pittsburgh, Pa. The Jokers as leaders of the second half in the Home Office League ran into their first losing night in eight weeks. The Diamonds tak ing the first two games. The Hearts in breaking into the win column with a 550 game appear to have turned the cor ner. Figuring in this change was a 178 by Marge Rupcic, the second best one game feminine mark of Ahe season. Another team that has begun to move are the Clubs now pos sessors of five wins in the last six starts. Attributing to the rise has perhaps been the return to form of Lenore Zvonkovich who fired a 163—404 series lately and shooting of Tony Brajdic in the 400's. Joe Spehar copped the male individual honors at the Febru ary 25th pinfest, the closest in triples to it in the past three weeks being a 421 bowled by V. I. Mandich. Carolyn Sklopan A professor who had taught for many years was counseling a young teacher. "You will discover," he said, "that in nearly every class, there will be a youngster eager to argue. Your first im pulse will be to silence him, but I advise you to think care fully before doing so. He probably is the only one lis tening." 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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 under the direction of bro. William Vergot, a member of the Duquesne Tamburitzans. Committee West Penn Juniors In Dux Tourney April 10th Pittsburgh, Pa. Members of our nests in Western Penn sylvania which comprises the duckpin bowling realm are here by invited to partake of the C. F. U. Junior Dux Tourna ment to be held Saturday after noon, April 10, at the Pantone Bowling Lanes, 101 So. Main Street in Sharpsburg. C. F. U. awarded trophies will crown the champions, boys and girls each in their own division. This is one opportunity for the youngsters to join in an ever growing popular sport with Juniors from other nests. The bowling comes to your nest free with the Junior Order Depart ment underwriting the bowling costs. What does this entail further? Only the requirement that a Junior bowler participating in the C. F. U. Junior Dux Tourna ment is a member, at least three months prior to the tourney it self. We know that if others had one half as much to offer they would crow twice as loud as do we in our Society. Invitational letters and entry blanks have been mailed to most of our nests, particularly those in the Greater Pittsburgh area. More are available for the^ ask ing and can be had by writing to the Home Office, c-o Sports Educational Dept. Please bear in mind that the deadline for entering this Junior Dux Tour nament is Monday, April 5,1954. 5 lbs. Lard 6 lbs. Coffee MIHAUEVICH BROS. COMPANY 6424 St. Clair Avenue HEnderson 1-6152 From our Magazine (Warehouse) DALMATIA IMPORT-EXPORT BRANKO PETRICH, In the free port of Trieste, we are now sending: the below listed tion or Post Office. 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The Kolo Club of Clairton has decided to stage all future rehearsals every Friday instead of the usual Thursday, beginning the new system on Friday, March 19th. Our dance sessions start promptly at 6:30 PM, at the Croatian Home, 241 Maple Avenue. All children who are mem bers of the Croatian Frater nal Union, regardless of what Nest, may become affiliated with our group. This change in meeting nights was made for the con venience of our youngsters who attend school and there fore find it difficult to parti cipate in outside activities on school day nights. Ruth E. Milas, Rep. Lodges Invited To Bid For '55 Cage Tourney Pittsburgh, Pa. Something anent the 1955 basketball tour nament site. The suggestion of possibly holding next year's event at the Children's Home in Des Plaines, Illinois, could not be realized. Bids for hosting the 1955 Bas ketball Tournament are there fore declared open now. Same will be considered at the annual meeting of the basketball tour nament representatives to be held in Farrell in conjunction with the forthcoming tourney. Final approval rests with the Supreme Board which thru the Sports-Educational Dept. has taken over the administration of the national tournaments. In fact we want to hear from Central Committees and Lodges who would like to host our cage tourneys not only for 1955 but for several years in advance. A bid to be official must bear the lodge seal and the signature of the lodge president and secre tary and sent to the C. F. U. Sports-Educational Department, 3441 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh 13, Pa., at once and prior to the 1954 basketball tourney repre sentatives meeting in FarreQ. Cleveland 3, Ohio fully prepaid to the last Sta New Singer Sewing Machine No. 239. $148 New Singer Sewing Machine No. 233 $155 Men's or Ladies' Bicycle $40.00 to $ 48.00 Package No. D-ll —$22.50 20 lbs. Flour 20 lbs. Sugar 10 lbs. Rice 5 lbs. Lard 5 lbs. 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