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ENGLISH 151"t'l IM iBB'lWfc AtJTElĐMIČA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1954. SVI ZA JEDNOG-JEDAN ZA GLASILO HRVATSKE tWATWi ZAJtOKte U SVE Lodge To John Buban, Sec'y. June 13th SECTION rvi 1 o Am ol n^nit*n orkr\y4o \n\n l4th CFU Day West View Park Sunday, July 25 SIX PAGES United Western Pennsylvania Lodges Will Hold Work Conference July 3 In Etna's "Guardian Angel" Lodge 4 Home Delegates Will Hear Agenda Planned In Conjunction With July 25th Celebration Of Society's Sixtieth Anniversary Year By Stephen F. Brkich, United Lodges Chairman Pittsburgh, Pa. The Annual "Work Conference" of the United CFU Lodges of Western Pennsylvania Committee will be held on Saturday evening, July 3, at 7 o'clock in the "Guardian Angel" Lodge 4 Home, 110 Bridge Street, Etna. This meeting was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 26, but the Lodge 4 Home has been booked for another purpose on that date and arrangements had to be made to shift the sessionf to Saturday, July 3, one week later than first announced. This will mark the last such business gathering before the Fptork, Pittsburgh. iM ¥he July 25 festivities are being co-sponsored in con junction with the Society's Executive Board in honor of the Croatian Fraternal Un ion's 60th Anniversary and bid fair to draw thousands of celebrants from near and far to West View Park on the oc casion. Queen Aspirants Busy Much work has already been expended in lining up a fitting program for this July 25 salute to the Society's Diamond Jubilee Year. While this has been going Chosen as the ideal spot for the festivities is Shady Rest, located off 85th and State Avenue, Wyandotte County, Kansas. These grounds are well known to oui» people and boast of ample space to ac o o a e o u s a n s o guests and hundreds of cars. Plans for this great cele bration call for music, danc ing, games, hot roast lamb, ham, light* snacks, and, of course, your favorite ice cold refreshments. A prominent speaker is also being considered to address us on this special occasion. His name will be announced in the Zajedničar as soon as the Committee'hears that he has accepted its invitation to deliver a speech in keeping with the day. The next meeting of the Central Committee will take place on Monday, June 21, at the usual quarters. Inasmuch as this meeting will be held approximately one month be- W th. .My 18 fete, it on behind the scenes, a bevy of pretty young contestants have been busily engaged in* Notices pertaining to this meeting will, of course, be pushing their respective cam- mailed to all Lodges affiliated with the Committee and all are urged to be represented without fail. paigns to emerge the winner of the "CFU Queen" contest which is being waged in con junction with the celebration. For "security" reasons, none of the contestants has Committee's presentation on: revealed to date how her July 25, of its 14th ticket sales are moving. On "CFU Day" at West the other hand, we do know for a fact that at least several of them have done exception ally well. This and other details per taining to the July 25 fiesta will be taken up at Etna on the evening of July 3 and set tled. Inasmuch as time is now of the essence, virtually ev erything must be taken up and decided without fail dur ing this important meeting. We cannot stress too strongly the vital import of the July 3 rally and trust that every Lodge will cooperate by seeing to it that their Dele gates are in attendance. Kansas City Central Committee Preps For Fete Honoring Society's Birthday July 18 Festivities At Shady Rest Will Be Biggest Undertaking In Recent Years Kansas City, Kans. The Croatian Fraternal Union's Central Committee of Kansas City Lodges will stage a Pic nic and Program on Sunday, July 18, in honor of the So ciety's 60th Anniversary. vitally important that all seven local CFU Lodges be reprsented at least by their officers. On June 21, we intend to launch the Greater Kansas City phase of the CFU's 60th Anniversary Membership Campaign. True, we are a bit late getting started in this direction, but better late than never is still a good proverb to follow in any case. The advice of our fellow members regarding the best way for Kansas City to par ticipate in this drive is eager ly sought and will be given every consideration at the meeting on June 21. Incidentally, those who have tickets on the awards to be made during our CFU salute on July 18 are respect fully requested to report on their sales on June 21. Any thing you do to dispose of your tickets will be deeply ap preciated by your Committee, which is headed by Joseph S k a s k i e s i e n e e Crnko vie, Vice President, and Mark V. Mestrovic, Treasurer. John P. Ribic, Publicity Ćroatian Fraternal Union Insurance is a shield with which to meet die Uow ALL FOR ONE-ONE FOR ALL OFRCML CUGAH Of TW OCtffUW FRJOERNAl UNCN Lodge 19 Outing Coming Up Sunday Officers Polish Short Addresses Pittsburgh, Pa. Lodge 19 of the Croatian Fraternal Union will hold a gala out ing on Sunday, June 20, in honor of the Society's 60th Anniversary. The all-day celebration will take place at Schutzen Park, off Babcock Boulevard, Mill vale, a picnic spot well known to hundreds of our fellow CFU members in Western Penna. Providing the milsic for this public salute to the Cro atian Fraternal Union will be the "Neven" Tamburitza Or chestra, without a doubt one of the best in the business when it comes down to enter taining our people with the music they love the best. A brief but interesting pro gram will highlight the after hoon hours. Our guests of honor and speakers will be two of the Croatian Fraternal Union's top officials, Supreme Vice President Milan Vranes and Croatian Section Editor of the Zajedničar Philip Vuke lich. Each will bring us up to date on the progress of the C. F. U.'s 60th Anniversary Membership Campaign and recall some of the historical background of the Society. Refreshments of all types, including barbecued lamb, will be available throughout the day to make this celebration one you will enjoy and long remember. Committee Des Moines Lodge 872 Will Celebrate Fourth With Two-Day Festival Des Moines, Iowa A gi gantic two-day festival will be staged by the members of "Wild Rose" CFU Lodge 872 over the 4th of July holiday, a celebration to which all members and friends are cor dially invited. On Saturday, July 3, the Elias Tamburitza Serenaders of Kenosha, Wise., under the direction of Charles Elias, will take to the stage at 8:00 PM to provide dance music for your shuffling pleasure. At 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 4th, our festivities will get off to an early start with a Program and Dance and the celebration is destined to con tinue until the wee hour of 1:00 AM. Where is all this action to take place? Oh yes, we meant to tell our prospective guests to pack up the family and trek out to the grounds loca ted on North Sixth Avenue, three miles past the City li mits. Here you turn west two miles at Sycamore Park. So, if you haven't made any plans as yet, what better way is there to commemorate Independence Day than an outing spent in the company of your friends and fellow members? John Stanley Pres. Now Is The Time For All Good Men ...! Field Workers Must Rally To Prompt Support: Of Campaign If Drive Is To Benefit The Society Northern California Committee Ready For June 27 Staging Of Fraternal Day Thousands Expected To Storm Cupertino For Salute To Society's 60th Milestone San Francisco, Calif. On our recent trip to the CFU State Bowling Tournament held at the Pan Pacific Bowl in Los Angeles, we met most of the important CFU mem bers in the State. After conversing with them and the Chairman of the forthcoming Croatian Day Picnic which will be held at Napredak Park in Cupertino, we have reached a foregoing conclusion that the outdoor festivity on Sunday, June 27, will draw a tremendous crowd from all over the State. The Tournament, by the way, Was a e a s u e s s Yes, the Kovach's from Tu lare, the Grancich's from' Los Angeles, the Radman's from Sacramento and hosts of oth ers will swarm to beautiful Napredak Park, to feast ot} the delicious barbecued lamb, and to enjoy a day of reunion with their friends and acquaintances of Slav nation ality. At least, these are the sentiments of George Glavas, general Chairman of the Picnic. e e n a o i e e headed by Peter Capitanich, has hired three orchestras for the gala event, ensembles which will hold sway with your favorite tunes from eary afternoon until the late hours of the evening. The Mladi Mariani, in the persons of Bobby Soldo, An thony Biskup, John Biskup and Joseph Radich, Director will feature modern and Slav dances and songs, while Peter Kusalo and his Polka special ists will be on hand to dis pense the music of our fore fathers. The San Francisco Tamburitza Orchestra will al so be on hand. BIG DAY... The "Mladi Mariani" Or chestra, shown above, will be among the three ensembles booked to regale the huge crowds expected to storm Napredak Park, Cupertino, Sunday, June 27, for the Annual Fraternal Day sponsored, by the CFU's Northern California Central Committee of Lodgeg, Sftve for the yoyn^ lad^ in the Since this is the 60th An niversary year of the Cro atian Fraternal Union, many of our members throughout the State will attend this af fair rather than the one which the Central Committee is planning for the Fall. Luka Konjevod, a member of the CFU Supreme Trial Board, is making a plane trip to the picnic on June 27th. He is the grand old man from Southern Cal who was select ed by the bowlers to roll the first ball in the recent State Tournament. CFU members from Sacra mento who do not have a me^ns of transportation to the outing are urged to con tact George Glavas who will provide you with a bus ride tq Cupertino. j^The Committee wishes, to inform all of you that dinners will be served beginning at 11:30 AM sharp, and hopes that many of you will come early in order to avoid con jested waiting lines later. Come early and reserve your tables as in past years wft've experienced a great deal of competition for the best seats in the house. Those of you who are plan ning to drive to the scene, may arrive by driving down the Bay Shore Blvd., or the El Camino Real until you reach the Lawrence Road, a couple of miles south of Sun nyvale, and turn tq your right from San Francisco way, and you'll be in the Park. Yes, sir, it*s "Dobro Nam Došli" until we meet across the picnic table at Napredak Park, on Sunday, June 27th. Peter Obad, Publicity Nark Anniversary Members To Toast Golden Milestone Summit, III. The mem bers of "Unity" CFU Lodge 278 are making elaborate plans to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of. the founding of the their Lodge, on Suri day, June 20, at Durka's Grove, located on Archer and Lawndale Avenues, in Sum mit. The Committee on Ar rangements is doing its level best to make this event one we will all remember. We've made provisions to have hot barbecued lamb available to our members and guests as early as 12.00 Noon, and the spits will be turning with the succulent favorite .until late in the evening. During intermissions of the Polka Dots, a fine musical ensemble engaged for the oc casion, step up to our re freshments bar ind ,9bfc&in favorite beverages. In short, a pleasant day is assured all who trek out to Durka's Grove next Sunday. Come out and meet new friends and renew old ac quaintances. Pittsburgh, Pa. Frank Ribic, sole surviving Charter Member of the Croatian Fra ternal Union of America, passed away Sunday, June 13, in the Lawrenceville District of Pittsburgh. Funeral services were held from St. Nicholas Church, Millvale, at 10:00 AM today, Wednesday, June 16. Details will appear in an early issue of the Zajedničar. Stephen F. Brkich, Editor above photo, who is no longer with the group, the "Mladi Mariani" are comprised of Bobby Soldo, Anthony Biskup, John Biskup, and Joseph Radich, director. The June 27 cele bration is one more link in the coast-to-coast chain of fetes being sponsored this year in honor of the Croatian Fraternal Union's 60th Matter Of Fact No Fraternal Is Safer Or Sounder Than Your Society Layoffs And Production Cutbacks Are Held Responsible For Waning Interest In Jubilee Membership Campaign Drive All Field Workers Urgently Requested To Redouble Their Recruiting Efforts And Help Society Attain Campaign Goal By Michael Grasha, Campaign Secretary Pittsburgh, Pa. Perusing the pages of the weekly issues of the "Z" one cannot help but be impressed with the vast and many faceted activities of the 1100 subordi nate affiliates of our great organization. Yes, these activi ties are varied and numerous. They encompass the entire range of socio-cultural and socio-rsports extravaganzas, such as our state and national tournaments or festivals, andt pure social affairs, sports contests, cultural endeavors such as kolo, choral or musi cal rehearsals on the local lodge level. They know no geographi cal limitations, as every issue ising and prosperous. of the official organ will cla rion these undertakings ori ginating in almost every city we have the further incentive of the country. or compulsion this year of Despite repeated assuran the observance of our Dia mond Jubilee. If any affiliate finds itself without an ade quate local motivating factor for engendering activity it has this tailor-made fillip for such- a purpose. It can and should appropriately mark this momentous milestone in the organization's chronology. There is therefore no plau sible excuse for apathy or in activity and we must admit that nowhere can we percieve a climate wherein the dyna mic pulse of the Union could be characterized as approach ing the doldrums. Nowhere, that is, with the possible exception of recruit ing activity. The campaign PAGE SEVEN has finally hit a snag and to deny it would be mere whist ling in the dark. The first three months, and especially March when 498 newcomers were admitted, looked proni Though we began to hear rumblings and echoes of un employment which began to and hamlet of the CFU's vast1 drift into this nerve center, international domain. Added to this, what may be considered routine activity, we kept looking for that sil ver lining in the sky and an upturn in the economic £$1ph ces from people in high places that the "slowdown", the "slight slump", "recession" or whatever other nomenclature the experts utilized would take a turn for the better, the plain and unvarnished truth is that we are not doing good in being able to replace normal losses. Mills And Mines Down Since the vast majority of our membership earns its livelihood in the heavy indus tries—steel mills and mines— that segment of our economy hardest hit by this retrogres sion, it naturally affects our Union with a proportionate impact. [Continued On Page 9] Vice President And Croatian Editor Will Speak In McKeesport On June 20 Sixtieth Anniversary Of Organization Will Be Marked On Sunday By Lodge 25 By Joseph Frankovich, Secretary, Lodge 25 McKeesport, Pa. Our great and glorious organization, the Croatian Fraternal Union, is this year celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. Yes, sixty full years of fraternal unity in our midst is being observed by our members throughout the Nation and Canada. Inasmuch as our Lodge 25 is a member of the United CFU Lodges of Western Pennsylvania, we will also join this nat i o n w i e celebration on^~ July 25th, at West View Park, Pittsburgh. But before all this will come to pass, we intend to stage a special festival of our own, a Picnic and Program, on Sunday, June 20, at the well known Kossuth Grove, on Longf Run Road, Officials Will Orate The picnic will get under way promptly at high noon and festivities are guaran teed to be in full swing throughout the remainder of the day. There you may en joy hot barbecued lamb, cool ing refreshments and good music. To lend an official air to the celebration, we have in vited bros. Milan Vranes, C. Ft y. Supreme Vice-President, and Philip Vukelich, Croatian Editor of the "Zajedničar", to be our honored guests and speakers. See and hear these two fraternalists as they pay tribute to the membership of our great organization. Incidentally, you may be the lucky recipient of one of those U. S. Savings Bonds which we will award on the scene of the outing. Tickets for these Bonds are now on sale and may be procured from any member of our Lodge. We hope you will set aside the above mentioned date for a grand outing with your family, neighbors and friends, at Kossuth's Grove. Our gen uine hospitality is at your command!