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1 ENGLISH President, will e "vital CFIJ officjais wm de_ wh™ In order that our keglers 1 ho|d U v&U S i SV! ZA JEDNOG-JEDAN ZA SVE GLASILO HRVAT5Kf BRATSK£ ZAJtDNCE U M4EMQ Matthew Furjanic It. Sylvia Niksic SECTION service at the last moment, ternal Union wiU be repre. vergary Ag a fattep of Mw manv of our mem. workinK v,.rv hari] \n\n Matter Of Fact No Fraternal Is Safer Or Sounder Than Your Society SIX PAGES Teams From 10 States And 1 Province In Readiness For May 6-9 Staging Of 20th Annual Tenpin Bowling Tourney Michigan Governor G. Mennen Williams Will Break Bread Sunday Evening With Keglers And Friends At Victory Fiesta By Samuel Petracich, Tourney Chairman Detroit, Mich. The attention of the entire CFU world will be focused on the fair metropolis of Detroit this coming weekend for the enactment of the gigantic 20th Annual National CFU Bowling Tournament, in which a total of 145 teams are participating, along with scores of Doubles and Singles entries. Welcome, all!? With this excellent entry'Bella, C.F.U. Supreme Secre figure, one team higher than I tary, while the Home Office that of last year incidentally, officials, under the leadership we begin our kegling events V. I. Mandich, Supreme Turn to Page 8 for Editorial, "On To Detroit!" Page 12 for! for other articles pertaining toj ttornev will be the thirteen Thwe youngsters bul from the Children s Home in Des, Plaines, 111., the "Sloboda' ranks of Chicago, Junior' Nest 55 of Cleveland, Ohio, as well as our own pin bust ers of Nest 318 and the "Onyx" Nest group, cap tained by Joseph Katich. Immediately following the close of the friendly compe tition clashes on the maple lanes, our juniors will be fe ted and entertained at the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel at the annual Juniors' Banquet. Final arrangements are now being made by the CFU Home Office and the mem bers of the host Lodge 351 to make this a memorable event for the youngsters. Plenty Cooking Friday On Friday evening, May 7, Doubles and Singles events will be rolled off, as would be champs from Detroit, West Allis, St. Louis, Benwood, W. Va., and Cleveland try their luok and skill on the maple lanes. Yes, our out-of-towners are arriving early this year and planning to enjoy our hospi tality to the fullest and we are mighty happy to have them do so. The full force of our fra ternal might will be felit on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 12 Noon, when five-man teams emanating from all parts of the country and On tario, Canada, assume respec tive posts and beseige the lanes. Represented in this year's j&vent will be C.F.U. Lodges o I i n o i s O i o N e w York, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Toronto, Canada. ''Fear" Home Officials The CFU's oldest affiliate, "All Saints" Lodge 1 of Pitts burgh, is sending a team captained by bro. Joseph threats" to many aspirants the big titles. monstrafce their tenpin skill as early as Thursday, May 6, »t 2:30 PM on the sixth floor, at 7:00 PM, with twenty-four I Although their main talenits Detroit teams taking to the He in heaving those "marbles" Detroit Recreation Lanes. *n the game of duckpins, we of the highlights of the have told that the v their own Junior bowling teams when *"1"» they take over on the fourth I conies to floor, on Saturday, May 8th, «»joy a bit of that social j. aa ailr stuff which is a vital part of at 11:00 AM. these annual tourneys, we ve scheduled the final shift on Saturday for 5:00 pM In this way no one need miss out on any of our prepared fes- Topnotch Social Menu On Sunday, May 9, only Doubles and Singles events will be rolled and these will begin as early as 9:00 AM, with the last squad taking to the alleys at 3:00 PM. After the strenuous task of kegling each day, our bowlers may turn their attentions to the social end of the tourna ment setup. We pride our selves on the fact that our social schedule is one which leaves nothing to be desired no matter what your tastes in entertainment are. Once more we'll briefly out line the social events for those who may have missed them previously. On Friday evening the scene of activity will be the Croatian Home, 1735 E. Mc Nichols Rd., where hot meals, refreshments and tamburitza music will be available for our guests. The gala bowlers' dance will be staged on Saturday night, at the United Dairies Workers Hall, 15840 Second Ave., Highland Park. Music by Kenny Bass and his Polka Poppers of Cleveland will hold sway in the upper hall, while the ever popular Balkan Ca valiers of Detroit render their versions of tamburitza old time favorites In the lower hall. Sandwiched in here also for Saturday is the Annual Del egates Meeting, scheduled to take place at 8:30 PM, in the Pan-American Room of the Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel. Fu ture business will be dis cussed and all Lodges partici pating in the tourney are re quested to have their repre sentatives in attendance. [Continued On Page 9] ALL FOR ONE-ONE FOR ALL QPRCML ORGAN OF TtC OOWWN FR/BERNAL UMOW Hamilton Juniors Will Lionize Moms Philip Vukelich Billed As Orator Hamilton, Out. All is in readiness for the staging of the 3rd Annual Mother's Day Concert to be held at the Cro atian Hall, 173 Beach Road, on Sunday, May 9, at 8 P.M. The concert will feature our talented Junior Nest 397 members in instrumental so los, songs, recitals, ballet dancing and a short, comical play, all rendered by the youngsters of our Nest. Appearing on stage for the very first time will be the kolo dancers, all Nest mem bers, who have been instruct ed by our young and lovely Mary Silkovich, who brought these dance ideas with her from Yugoslavia. Representing our Burling ton members and friends will be James Posavad and John Josefik in an accordion duet. Also appearing on the pro gram will be students of the Baldwin School of Music. Some of these are also affili ates of our Nest. We have invited bro. Philip Vukelich, Croatian Editor of the "Zajedničar" to say a few words in behalf of our great Croatian Fraternal Union and the Campaign for new mem bers. At the funfest there will be several door prizes, an award for the winning Nest 397 mother who must be present in order to be eligible to com pete. The other prize will be decided by those in atten dance. Since this cobcert is being staged for the benefit of our general public, we are looking forward to welcoming all our members, parents and friends on Sunday, May 9th, at the Croatian Hall. Joseph Stan ovi oh, Mgr. Cokeburg Colony To Fete Mothers Cokeburg, Pa. The mem bers of "St. George" CFU Lodge 354 will hold their reg ular monthly meeting on Sun day, May 9, at 1:00 PM, at the Croatian Home. Immediately following the business session a dinner will be sered to our members and friends. Later we will honor all mothers in attendance with the presentation of in dividual floral gifts, in ob servance of Mothers' Day. After these festivities, the Plavi Orao Tamburitzans will provide dance music for your shuffling pleasure. All of this is free of charge to our mem bers, as well as all our guests. Let's make this a grand celebration with a jammed hall on Mothers' Day, Sunday May 9th. Bernard Luketich SERVING AMERICA FOR 60 LONG YEARS WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1954. Detroiters Ready For May 6-9 Staging Of Society's 20th Annual Tenpin Tournament WELCOME TO DETROIT! WELCOME! Downtown Detroit, as seen from its world famous Cadillac Square. In the center is Detroit's City Hall, and directly behind it the 45-story Penobscot Building, tallest structure in the Motor Capital of the World. No doubt many visitors will find themselves in Cadillac Square during the running May 6-9 of the Croatian Fraternal Union's 20th Annual National Tenpin Tournament. Detroit's a great city, so have a high time! Annual Tenpin Tournament Represents Two Decades Of Fraternalism At Best Many Sacrifices Made In Past Years To Help Make Tournament Tremendous Event By Frank Braidic, Sports-Educational Director Detroit, Mich. That to which the entire bowling fra ternity within our Society looks up and forward to will take place in Detroit, Mich igan, during the four days, May 6-7-8-9, 1954. We mean nothing other than the 20th Annual Tenpin Tournament. As the sports classic that it is, it draws both from those who bowl as well as from those who respect it as a tru ly national event. The Annual Tournament draws attention both within our ranks and among the general public. a i e a i n o u e s k proves this. Governor Will Attend In it has been wrapped two decades of sacrifice by vari ous and many individual bowlers. Among all other places where they may have exhi bited their own individual wares, we think that going to the Croatian Fraternal Union tourney has more at tachment for those of our keglers whom you will see in the Motor City this weekend. We have an entry of 132 five-man teams. It represents, as we have said, a sacrifice as well as a chance where they will pop off excess energy. Detroit to an extent, at least in those circles where we will vie and associate, will be C.F.U. minded but only in the best way. The highest official in the State of Mich igan, Governor G. Mennen Williams, has seen fit to hon or our assembly Sunday night at the Banquet. Tourney To Be Filmed Ours is a promotional role, we hope only that the sched uling of events which was our doing will leave you plen ty of time to see Detroit as the native citizens would have you look over their me tropolis. Attesting to the fact that its national officers are in terested in the sports desires of a segment of its member ship is the news that this tournament will be filmed for a showing elsewhere long after these four days will be but a sweet memory. Rankin Lodge 6 In Huge Success Rankin, Pa. More than 250 people jammed the Ran kin Croatian Home on Sun day, May 2, to enjoy the Ban quet and Program arranged in honor of the 60th Anni versary of Croatian Fra ternal Union Lodge 6. The turnout far exceeded the fondest hopes of the mem bers of the host Lodge, but all who came were accom modated in style in short or der. Details in an early issue of the Zajedničar. Brew City Nests To Honor Mothers Sylvia Niksic To Speak During Fete Milwaukee, Wis. Five Junior Order Nests of the Milwaukee, West Allis areas are underwriting the 2nd An nual Mother's Day Program to be staged on Sunday, May 9. at the Collins Meyer Post, 725 West National Avenue. Y e s e e s e n a i v e s o Nests 18, 81, 457,473 and 630 have met with regularity to plan this gigantic extravagan za and we are pleased to state that the program we have mapped out meets with our utmost satisfaction, and we know that those who witness it will thoroughly agree with our optimism. Promptly at 2:30 PM the youngsters will take to the stage and display their di versified talents for their mothers and friends. From seeing rehearsals of the vari ous acts, we're convinced that our kiddies will compare favorably with any such group in any colony, and we are mighty proud of them. Just as soon as the young sters have entertained our guests, sister Sylvia Niksic, of Gary, Ind., a member of the CFU Board of Trustees, will have a few well chosen words to impart to our audi ence. You may rest assured that your time here will be well spent. As an added attraction we have obtained permission to feature that much discussed film, "This Is Your Croatian Fraternal Union!" and pre sent our people in this area with their very first oppor tunity to see this outstanding CFU project. Don't miss it on any account! At the conclusion of this portion of our program, ta bles will be set up and a de licious supper served. All this and shuffling afterwards, to the tune of Johnny Petek and his tamburitza ensemble. That's about it, folks. This for the paltry sum of fifty cents admission fee. We, for one, wouldn't miss out on the biggest event of the year on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9th, at the Collins Meyer Post. Will we see you there? Mitzie, Chairman Supreme President V. I. Mandich Plans To Fly To Cleveland From Detroit For Lodge's Celebration In Slovenian Home board during the dinner hour. I day morning, May 9, in order „,hich that he may first speak on bro. John Birek's Croatian Radio Hour, heard over Cle veland Station WJW between 8:15 and 10:00 AM, and then put in his speaking appear ance during our Banquet that afternoon. Immediately following his address at the Slovenian Home, bro. Mandich will re turn to Detroit by plane so that he may attend and speak at the Tournament Banquet which will bring to a close the four-day cycle of activities attending that sports event. Get Your Ticket Today Numerous other dignitaries are also scheduled to speak briefly during the Program and varied entertainment will be provided to keep our guests well satisfied. Dancing to the music of an o u s a n i n e n s e e w i highlight the late afternoon and evening hours. There will also be an ample supply of refreshments av a i 1 a 1 e to make your stay at the Slove nian Home truly pleasant from start to finish. Those who have not as yet made reservations for the Banquet may do so by con tacting any one of the fol lowing sources: Croatian Home, 6314 St. Clair Ave. Croatian Home, Waterloo Road F. Masoka to, 6611 St. Clair Avenue S. Simunovic or John Galovic, 14214 Sylvia Avenue N. Do brinic, 3865 Riveredge Road Ann Peters, 1187 Addison Road, or Ann Peters Beauty Shop, 1276 East 71st Street as well as the various officials and members of Lodge 14. We urge all who desire a last minute reservation to contact one of the above Great Week Ahead 20th Ten pin Meet Detroit, Mich. May 6-9, Inclusive Cleveland's "Star" Lodge 14 Primed For Gala Banquet, Program And Dance Honoring Its 40th Anniversary Year By Frank Masokato, Treasurer, Lodge 14 Cleveland, Ohio A Banquet, Program and Dance will highlight the celebration on Sunday, May 9, of the 40th Anniversary of the Society's "Star" Lodge 14. The spacious downstairs quarters of the Slovenian Home, 6417 St. Clair Avenue, will be utilized during this long awaited occasion, with the doors scheduled to open at 1:00 PM to accommodate those? who care to arrive well in sources immediately, as we advance of the festivities. cannot be expected to be of The Banquet will get un-j PAGE SEVEN der way promptly at 2:00 PM. Committee Is Prepared A truly delicious meal is in Thef members of Lodge 14 store for all who find them are hopeful that all Cleveland selves around the festive Lodges of the Croatian Fra. Representing the Croatian sen ted officially during our Fraternal Union in a speak- Banquet and Program, ing role will be Supreme Pre«-1 There ig ample spa(.e in the ident bro. V. I. Mandich, sioveman Home to accocmao who will fly in from Detroit earlier in the day to help «S|in celebrate this momentous milestone in the annals of "Star" Lodge 14. Bro. Mandich will take his leave of the CFU's 20th An nual National Tenpin Tourna ment at Detroit early Sun- date all who care to celebrating our 40th Anni. our committee on arrange ments is fully prepared to handle a large crowd and do so without any trouble. As we stated earlier, this is a long awaited occasion, one put together and carry out plans for the great day. We will be amply repaid for all our work if you do us the honor of attending this celebration on Sunday, May 9. Remember, the doors open at 1:00 PM and the Banquet gets under way at 2:00 PM. Dobro nam došli! Wilson Latkovic Fete Big Success Cleveland, Ohio Easily one of the outstanding suc cesses of the 1954 social sea son was enacted at the Nel son's Family Style Restau rant on the occasion of the Wilson Latkovic Testimonial Dinner held recently. The well known eatery was packed to the rafters with friends and admirers of the former CFU Lodge 859 Sec rtary, all eager to pay tribute and respect to one of their own who has gone far in at taining political success. We desire at this time to express our sincere appreci ation and gratitude to the members of the Committee, namely, Anne Jelenic, Helen Radjenovic, George Muser, Peter Latkovic and Olga La daika. We also extend our thanks to all the cooperating Lodges and their representa tives who saw fit to join us in these festivities. Above all, we express our profound indebtedness to bro. John Badovinac whose con stant guidance and encour agement spurred us on to bring this event to a most successful conclusion. George Relich, Jr., Chair.