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ENGLISH Steve Kovaeev Evening Michael Baich, Sec'y. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1954 the of SVI ZA JEDNOG-JEDAN ZA SVE GLASUO HKMAISRE BRATSKE ZAJEDNICE U AMOK) tour the Eteanore M. Dragos, Pub. Louise Sasek, Sec'y. a coopera Canucks' Summer Sked Peter Grbelya, Sec'y. Jay-Bee \n\n Matter Of Fact No Fraternal Is Safer Or Sounder Than Your Society SIX PAGES Etna To Play Host April 23-24-25 To Society's 18th Annual Dux Tournament Champions Will Be Crowned Sunday Nite During Victory Banquet In Lodge 4 Home By Frank Braidic, Sports-Educational Director Pittsburgh, Pa. The 18th Annual CFU Duckpin Tour nament drawing some fifty adult teams from the C.F.U. bowling realm will set upon the Etna-Sharpsburg area this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 23 to 25. This will make the Pantone Bowling Lanes, 101 So. Mtin Street in Sharpsburg, and the Croatian Hall, 110 Bridge Street, Etna, tournaments headquarters, two busy pla ces. Out-of-towners within the triangular points, a e 11, Johnstown and McKeesport can reach it by U. S. Route 8. This is the first time that a dux tournament of the Soci ety has set foot in such an old CFU colony as Etna. We need not tell you they are extending themselves in their first role as hosts to Turn to Page 12 for 18th An nual Dux Tourney Schedule. Western Pennsylvania keg lers. The complete schedule ap pears in this issue of the Z. Daylight Savings Time both from the promo end and the Etna Lodge as hosts look forward to an assembly of bowlers and fans at the Victory Sup per on Sunday at 6:30 P.M. sharp at the Croatian Hall in Gary Lodge 170 And Junior Nest 10 To Screen Society's New Film April 25th Youngsters Who Attended Summer School Doubly Anxious To See Selves In Action By Panline R. Stotz, Manager, Nest 10 Gary, Ind. Everything is in readiness for the show ing on Sunday, April 25, by Lodge 170 and Junior Order Nest 10 of the technicolor film "This Is Your Croatian Fra ternal Union!", part of which was shot in Gary. Gary's magnificent Croatian Center, 3679 Broadway, will serve as the setting for the presentation of this widely acclaimed film and 3:00 PM° has been set aside as the stag ing hour. Since we expect a full house, we urge you to arrive ahead of 3:00 PM. Entertaining our guesits during the afternoon will be the Nesft 10 Choral and Kolo Dancing Groups, who promise to put on a display of talent will simply amaze you. Then, too, there will be a complete line of refreshments to round out the day and make your stay with us all the more pleasant. A Great Organization Much has already been written in the Zajedničar re garding the Society's film, "This Is Your Croatian Fra ternal Union!" Now, at long last, our Gary Colony will see the film flash across the silver screen and bring to its viewers a techni color review of only several of the many, many facets of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, the world's lar gest such organization. Shown in this film are 1) the Home Offices and Depart ments of the Society at Pitts burgh, together with the Of ficials and Clerical Staff sta tioned there, 2) the 1953 Summer School conducted un der the auspices of our very own Gary Junior Order Nest Etna. We cannot recollect having a tournament site and the banquet center as closely placed fis is the case this year. The Sunday portion of the schedule will be run to East ern Daylight Savings Time with no bowlers taking to the alleys as a squad later than 4:00 P.M. Other tournament goers who travel even greater dis tances do it. We feel that C. F. U. duckpinners can too, in asmuch as this tournament has a national calling within the Society. Please report at least one half hour bfore the scheduled time you are to roll. We understand that tickets for the Victory Supper are still available and we advise you contact any Etna host or bowler. Let's make both the tournament and the social af termath places where we meet both to bowl and social ize as members of the Cro atian Fraternal Union. 10, and 3) the CFU Children's Home at De« Plalnes, 111., and scenes from the Home's An nual 1953 July 4th Outing. The film was beautifully photographed by George Mar chan, member of the CFU's Chicago Lodge 70 and Direc tor of that city's American Yugoslav Radio Hour Pro gram. Narrating the film is Ste phen F. Brkich, Pittsburgh, Editor of the English Section of the Croatian Fraternal Union's Official Organ, the "Zajedničar." Gary Nest On Parade Particularly anxious to see the film are all the boys and girls, and grownups, too, who were a part of that still mem orable Gary Nest 10 Summer School of 1953. Naturally we C.F.U. mem bers of Gary are proud of that 1953 venture, for it brought our children not only local attention and praise, but it earned for then), through the Zajedničar, acclaim on an international basis, both here in America and in Canada. That is why we feel confi dent the Croatian Center will be packed on Sunday after noon, April 25, with Garyites anxious once again to see their youth in action. ALL FOR ONE-ONE FOR ALL OFRCML ORGAN Of THE CROATIAN FRATERNAL IMON Tarns in Kenosha Saturday Kenosha, Wise. The fa mous Duquesne University Tamburitzans of Pittsburgh will make their annual Spring appearance at the Kenosha High School Auditorium, 58th Street and Sheridan Road, on Saturday, April 24, at 8:15 PM. These internationally re n o w n e o e i a e u s i a stars long ago captured the hearts of Kenosha's music lovers and now come here each year assured of a full house, comprised not only of Kenoshans, but of many fol lowers of the Tammies hail ing from distant centers. The members of "Amity" CFU Lodge 692 have spon sored this affair for many years and are proud to pre sent these annual concerts, which always result in a pro gram packed with musical a bility, beautiful costumes, su perb choreographic talent and vocals which beggar descrip tion in mere words. Assisting Director Walter Kolar in putting the Tambur itzans through their thrilling paces is our very own smiling "Amityite," Steve Kovačev. Steve has danced his way into the hearts of countless Keno shans and we are proud that he is a member of our "Ami ty" Lodge 692 ranks. After the program, mem bers and friends are invited to attend the usual Get-Together Party at Burger's Hall, where one and all can become better acquainted with these youth ful artists. Amity Chatterbox Lodge 5 Members Will Next Meet On April 25 Johnstown, Pa. The next regular meeting of C. F. U. Lodge 5 will take place on Sunday, April 25th, at 2:00 PM, at the Croatian Hall. This is one we6k later than our usual date since our mem bers didn't wish to hold a session on Easter Sunday. The Board of Trustees first quarterly report will be given at this time and we'll take time to discuss the forthcom ing celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the CFU. To do thorough justice to such an auspicious occasion as this milestone in our history per mits, we will need the cooper ation and suggestions of all members. Please see that all delin quent dues are paid up on time or you may suffer. We congratulate Etna, Toronto, Gary And Cleveland Lodges Gird For Major Weekend Sports-Social Gatherings Toronto Girding For Weekend Running Of 8th Annual Canadian Five Pin Meet Junior Order Director Michael Grasha Will Represent Home Office At Tourney By Frank Braidic, Sports-Educational Director Toronto, Ont. Twenty-one adult mixed teams and two junior teams will over Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24, stage the 8th Annual CFU Five Pin Tournament. Scene of this tournament play, which begins at 7:00 P.M., Friday, and then at 12:00 Noon Saturday, will be the Olympia St. Clair Bowling Alleys, 1430 Younge Street, Downtown Toronto, Ontario. The tournament schedule mailed to us by the tourna ment secretary, Dusan Bezic, Turn to Page for Canadian Tournament Schedule. appears in the Croatian Sec tion of the current issue of the Zajedničar. nament committee as well as the registered bowlers for making the publication It will definitely contribute immensely to the Victory Banquet being held Saturday evening, April 24th, at the St. Agnes Church Hall, 15 Grace Street, Toronto. For at this social phase of the tournament, Lodge 650, "Slovensko Bratstvo," as the tournament hosts will be ex tending themselves to do your bidding. On hand this year for the first time as the official Home Office representative to a Five Pin Tournament will be bro. Michael Grasha, Jun ior Order Director. He will partake in the presentation of the CFU trophies to the 1954 CFU five pin champions. Still another reason why you should attend both the tournament and the Victory Banquet is the fact that in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Board phases The evening's program is scheduled to begin at 8:30 o'clock and will be presented by the kolo dancers and musi cians of the Lodge's Croatian Cultural Club. The spirit of the season of the year, blend ed with music and dances re miniscent of Old Yugoslavia, promises a delightful perfor mance in the theme of "Maj ska Večer." Also featured on the program will be our cle ver Junior Order Nest 220 Kolo Dancers. Two orchestras have been engaged for your dancing pleasure. Ballroom dancing to the music of a prominent Se attle ensemble will predomi nate on the second floor. Holding sway on the main floor will be our own Don of this tournament and the banquet will be filmed as part of the supplement to the "This Is Your Croatian Fra e n a U n i o n i Y o u should make it a point to be there. Defending Champs Set The writer won't, inasmuch as the Canadian tournament coincides with a national CFU tournament being reeled off the same weekend, attend the Toronto championships. schedule possible. Adhering to it and report ing the customary half hour in advance of the scheduled time by teams and individuals will do much to the smooth running of this tournament. Banquet Saturday Nite W i e e a o u n a e n bowler will manipulate the mineralite with the best at his command, the tourney com mittee has our wishes for a most successful promotion and the bedding of the 1955 tournament. The committee behind this year's event are D'Arcy Mise tic, chairman John Manes a v i e- a i a n u s a n Bezic, secretary Jo« Simac, recording secretary and An thony Filipovich, treasurer. On deck among the en trants will be the defending champions, Lodge 975 of To ronto, in mixed team events and Joe Bash and Mary Her bolic as all-events champions. Din'ko Glavicich and John Bratina and Ann Kostrich and Mary Herbolic, all of Hamil ton, will be out to hold to their laurels as doubles cham pions. In the singles it will be Joe Bash and Helen Katunar and in mixed doubles, Ann Kostrich-Matt Turina. Nest 425 of Toronto, who took Junior honors, is back this year. It will be most in teresting to see who makes the grade this year. Seattle Lodge 439 Cultural Club Set For Annual Spring Festival And Dance Seattle, Wash. Washing ton Hall, 14th and Fir Streets, Seattle, will take on a gay atmosphere the evening of May 8 when the members of CFU Lodge 439 sponsor their Annual Spring Festival and Dance. Tomlan, Bob Fossatti and "The Moonshiners," a group which knows how to make you kolo, old country waltz and polka enthusiasts happy. As always, the snack bar will feature apple strudel, po vitica and other delicacies, while the refreshment bar will be stocked at all times with the very best. Kolo Federation Will Stage Festival In May Cleveland, Ohio The Ko lo Federation of America will hold its 2nd Annual Festival on May 30,1954, in Cleveland, Ohio. This date falls on the Memorial Day weekend and was chosen by the member ship as appropriate in view of the fact that our out-of-town guests may thus spend an ex tra day with us as Monday is a holiday, and also gives our performers an advantage. BIG THREE ... 31st Ward Councilman Wilson M. Latkovic, right, being greeted by Cleveland's Mayor Anthony J. Cellebrezze, center, on a recent visit to the City Council Chambers. Looking on approvingly is Emil J. Crown, Director of Public Utilities for the Pioneers Primed For Benefit Fete Cleveland, Ohio The Pio neers of Lodge 663 are rais ing the curtain on Post-Eas ter social activities with a Card Party and Bake Sale that will be held at the Cro atian Home on St. Clair Ave nue this coming Friday eve ning, April 23rd. This will be the first event of this type to be promoted by the Lodge and the commit tee in charge of this initial venture is looking forward to the affair with a great deal of anticipation. The advance sale of tickets has been very favorable and all indications point to a full house for the occasion. The Card Party and Bake sale is being promoted in place of the usual Bowlers' Dance of bygone years and the proceeds are to be used to help defray the transporta tion costs and entry fees for the five teams of bowlers who will represent the Pioneers at the Detroit C. F. U. Bowling Tournament in May. Invitations have gone out to all members of the Lodge and to members of neighbor inging Lodges and an invita tion is extended especially to the CFU bowlers in the Cle veland district. The venture is tive one in which members of the Lodge, including many bowlers, have made contribu tions of articles and goods that will be used as prizes for the tables and for attendance. The ladies have agreed to fur nish all the cake for the Bake Sale, so it should turn out to be a very fine affair. So, whether you bowl or not, why not come down to the Croatian Home, 6314 St. Clair Avenue, this coming Friday evening, and join the Pioneers at their Card Party and Bake Sale. Toronto, Ont. May we have the attention of all mem bers of "Canucks" C. F. U. Lodge 975! Beginning with the current month of April and lasting until October, our meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month, at the W.E.A. Hall, 577 Jar vis Street. Thus we change over to our summer schedule with the meeting which was held on Monday, April 19, at 8:00 PM. John Badovinac, currently President of "Pioneers" CFU Lodtre 663 and former Su- Bro. Badovinac has been acquainted with bro. Latkovic since the latter's boyhood days and is eminently quali fied to preside over an affair in his honor. Top Oratorical Talent Heading the impressive list of speakers will be Judge Charles A. Vanik, well known throughout the State of Ohio for his oratorical talent. Another speaker of promi nence will be Emil J. Crown, noted local attorney and Di rector of Public Utilities for St. Louis Choir To Stage Program St. Louis, Mo. The mem bers of the "Vila" Croatian Singing Society will present their "Wine Garden" Pro gram on Sunday evening, May 2, at 5:30 PM in the St. Joseph Church Hall, 12th and Russell Boulevard. Many hours have already gone into rehearsals and oth er preparations for this mag nificent presentation and we feel certain those who witness it will pronounce it the fin est ever staged in the history of the "Vila" Society. Com plete details pertaining to the program will appear in the April 28 issue of the "Zee". Dancing to the music of the Blue Danube Tamburitzans will follow after the program on May 2, so plan now to at tend this colorful day of en tertainment par excellence. Great Week Ahead 18th Dux Tourney rVnniu April 23-25 Inclusive Widely Known Lodge 859 Member Will Be Honored In Cleveland On April 24th Members Of "Žumberak" Lodge To Salute Wilson M. Latkovic For Sterling Record By George Relieh, Jr., Committee Chairman Cleveland, Ohio Plans have been completed for the Saturday, April 24, Testimonial Dinner to be tendered by the members of "Žumberak" CFU Lodge 859 in honor of Wilson M. Latkovic, for years Secretary of the Lodge. Many warm friends and admirers of bro. Latkovic, who represents the 31st Ward in Cleveland's City Council, will gather at Nelson's Fam-^ ily Style Restaurant, 1422 Addison Road, that evening to show their esteem for a man who has long been one of the outstanding members of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America. PAGE SEVEN City of Cleveland and a former City Council man. Bros. Latkovic and Crown aro both members of "Zumberak" CFU Lodge 859, the members of which will tender a Testimonial Dinner in honor of bro. Latkovic on Satur day, April 24. Details elsewhere on this page. the City of Cleveland Crown is a member erf "Žum berak" Lodge 859 and has been a close friend of bro. Latkovic for years. Rounding out the speaking portion of the Program will ho Msgr. Tomislav Firis, le loved Pastor of Cleveland's St. Nieholas Greek Catholic preme Secretary of the Cro- (^hurch, and William Fuinlc, atian Fraternal Union, will attorney and President of preside as the Master of Cere monies during thf Program which will highlight this pub lic salute to bro. Lat kovic. Lodge 859. As this event will be strict ly informal, it may be that other noted personages at tending will be called on to favor the celebrants with some well chosen words. All in all, both the Dinner and Program should "settle well" with the audience and serve as a fitting tribute to a young man who has ever been a credit to his people, his com munity, and the Society for which he has long labored with success. Have Your Reservation? As the curtain closes over all the preparations for this momentous event in the an nals of Lodge 859, we wish to report that a limited number of tickets are still available for our Saturday, April 24, Testimonial Dinner in honor of bro. Latkovic. You may reserve yours, even in this, the eleventh hour, by calling the writer be tween the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The phone num bers is PR 1-2323. Everything possible has been done by the members. of "Žumberak" Lodge 859 to make this an outstanding gathering of the many, many friends of bro. Latkovic. It should be an affair which will be both an enjoyable and a memorable one. And it will be just that if Nelson's Fam ily Style Restaurant, 1422 Addison Road, is packed on April 24. We extend you a most cor dial welcome to the festivities which have been prepared in honor of a true Fraternalist, Wilson M. Latkovic.