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Jilfte 16, 1954.
Cokeburg Dads In Cash Valne $ 500 $ 6.00 1000 15.00 15 1500 22.50 22 2000 30.00 30 2500 37.50 37 3000 45.00 45 3500 52.50 52 4000 60.00 60 4500 67.50 67 5000 75.00 75 Amonnt Inanranee 6 Caih Talne $ 500 $ 5.00 5 1000 12.00 12 1500 18.00 18 2000 24.00 24 2500 »0.00 30 3000 86.00 36 3500 42.00 a 4000 48.00 48 4500 #4.00 54 5000 io.oo "ZAJEDNIČAR" Amonnt InsoraqM, $ 50T $ 4.00 1000 60 10.00. Frank Braidic Point Valne Amonnt Inanranee 4 10 1500 15.0Q 15 2000 20.00 20 2500 25.00 25 3000 30.00 30 3500 35.00 35 4000 40.00 40 4500 45.00 45 5000 50.00 50 $ 500 Point Vain* $ 6.00 6 1000 3.5.00 15 1500 22.50 22 2000 10.00 30 2500 37.50 37 3000 45.00 45 3500 62.50 52 4000 #0.00 60 4500 67.50 67 5000 75.00 75 Jacob Grisnlk, Sec'y. JoIb Trgovic, Pre«. L-217 A. Vlatkovic, Sec'y. Page 9. Milan J. Vukovich \n\n Work Conditions Hurting Campaign [Continued From Page 8] Though it is a fact that at the end of four months of campaigning we failed to en list 2000 new members and, if continued, this pace will lead us to an unfulfilled goal, we still cannot concede de feat. Almost six months of the drive remain and the ob jective need not be beyond reach. There is always the possi bility that the economic con ditions will improve and give us the needed assist. Regard less of that factor however, the need for insurance cover age is always present and there are still tens of thou sands of eligible prospects who will be sought out by that insurance agent if our field workers do not get to them first. In looking over the latest list of proposers we can still feel proud of our house of fra ternalism. We are one of the very few fraternal societies that still depend on purely voluntary field work and manage not only to replenish our normal losses but are able to register impressive annual gains. Canadian Worker Tops The aforementioned list of proposers is much too large to repeat here, but we do want to express our sincere appreciation to each and ev ery member who has gotten a new member. We want to cite but the two leaders now. The top man of the month is bro. Joseph Stanovich of Hamilton, Ontario, with 333 points. Thus Canada is again honored with the place of preeminence in the drive and bro. Stanovich, who inciden ts %.an examplary job •A Nest 397, re formance of the Hi «f March when he was also the man of the month. Bro. Stanovich is now al most at the half way mark of his goal—an honorary dele gateship to the 9th CFU Con vention in Philadelphia, come next year. The second position in this lineup of honor goes to bro. John Stanfel of Des Moines, Iowa. Bro. Stanfel is an old timer, a venerable fraternalist who is literally stumping the state of Iowa and spreading the gospel of CFU fraterna lism and bringing more cam paign activity to that state than it has had in decades. We wish you, too, every success, bro. Stanfel, as we do to every earnest zealot who has set his sights on the coveted goal. Conway Isn't Sleeping We are happy to announce a newcomer to the ever grow ing army of campaigners. This one made a most auspi cious entrance—with an even ten new applications. She is sister Eva Sabolic, mother of two outstanding young fraternalists in Con way, Pa., Charles, who is the capable president of the local lodge, and of Edward, the a miable president of the Cro atian Club, president of the Conway School Board and holder of a dozen other titles in addition to his proudest one of all—that of CFU am bassador of good will. To you, sister Sabolic, we also extend our greetings and best wishes for success! With such an all around CFU family you are bound to achieve your goal. Before concluding we want to take this opportunity to cite for well deserved com mendation a battery of Cro atian or Jugoslav Radio Hour announcers. In the Greater Pittsburgh area we have three Anthony Brajdic, Mark Vinski and Matt Gouze. In Cleveland the airways get the C.F.U. message through bro. John Birek, in Chicago bro. George Marchan, and in Joliet bro. Charles Mance. Cokeburg, Pa. "St. George" CFU Lodge 354 members are planning to hold a very special party in honor of the fathers in our midst on Father's Day, Sunday, June 20. As usual the affair will be held in the Social Room of the Home, beginning at 3:00 PM. The event is being arranged as a supplement to the cele bration which the fathers of our organization staged on Mother's Day, when they fe ted the mothers in a fitting fashion. At that time the male mem bers of our organization did the serving and saw to it that the mothers enjoyed them selves. In turn, it is now the mothers who will wait pn the fathers and do all the ar ranging. The home town tamburit zan will provide the musical entertainment throughout the affair. Instead of following the usual pattern of having bar becued lamb on this occasion, we intend to serve our guests with barbecued turkey as the main dish. Taking charge of the task of barbecuing the birds will be our Vice-Presi dent, Mike Radman, and his able staff. Arrangements for the af fair are being made by the Lodge Entertaining Commit tee, comprised of Helen Va haly, Rose Solowaitis, Jennie Radio Directors Help Despite the fact that radio time is at a premium we proudly point to the fact that these weekly, and in some ca ses such as bro. Gouze's or Vinski's daily plugs, cost the CFU nothing. These true fraternalists are giving freely of their valuable moments to expand our house of fratemalism. This is in deed a unique gesture, some thing few, if any, organiza tions can boast of. We personally are con vinced that such manifesta tions of love of organization can very well assure us all that the Croatian Fraternal Union can, for many more years, continue to claim an appropriate motto-Excelsior! tflFE INSURANCE Twenty-Year Endowment Either Department Adult Or Junior (New Or Increased Business) Amonnt Insurance For Treat June 20 Knaus and Chairman, Mike Radman. This Committee has boast ed of staging many success ful events in the past and is again looking forward to a nother triumph. From all in dications it should prove to be a smashing success. Once again we cordially in vite our Lodge fathers to be present at the Croatian Home on Father's Day, June 20th, for the affair which is being prepared in their honor. Point Valve Bernard M. Luketich Clairton Lodges To Stage Banquet Clairton, Pa. A gala Bon Voyage Banquet in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Marian Batinich and Anna Bekavac, members of CFU Lodges 534 and 248 who are departing on a tour of their native Yugoslavia, will be staged on Sunday, July 11, at the Croatian Home, Maple Ave,, promptly at 6:00 PM. Accompanying these well known fraternalists on their journey will be Anna Nosich of Warren, Ohio, a relative of the Batinich family. They will leave Clairton on July 12, to drive to New York City and then sail for their destination immediately. They have made provisions to transport their automobile and thereby have available transportation to visit the many places of interest in Yugoslavia. On their return to the States they promise to relate the conditions which prevail in the country in which we all have a great in terest, the land of our an cestors. The banquet tables will be laden with a delicious feast, prepared by our expert cooks. Chicken dinners will be served our guests for the price of $2.00 per plate and $1.00 for children under the age of twelve who are accompanied by their parents. The proceeds of this affair will go into the treasuries of both sponsoring Lodges, so we ask our members to attend and invite their friends to join them. LIFE INSURANCE Twenty-Year Payment Either Department Adult Or Junior (New Or Increased Business) OTHER INSURANCE Type Protection Cuh Point* Income Defender Benefits $5.00 5 Junior Term Insurance 1.00 1 Prepaid Junior Members ,» 1.00 1 Sick Benefit Protection .......»..„.....„.....„„i 1.00 1 Disability Protection 1.00 1 Change Old to New Disability Plan 1.00 1 JUNIOR TRANSFERS Proposers signing Junior transfers to Lodge on ordi nary $500.00 basis will receive $4.00 Cash, plus 4 Points. Prize Payments and Point Credits for Junior trans ferees desiring $1,000.00 or more in insurance protection will be made in accordance with above tables. DISABILITY CHAN GEO VERS in keeping with a Supreme Board ruling of Sepitember, 1953, changeovers from the Sick Benefit Department's Old to New Disability Plan will not be accepted on a non-medical basis after Wednesday, June 30,1954. Following that date, June 30, 1954, present day mem bers desiring to effect such a changeover will have to sub mit to a medical examination. Lodge Secretaries are urged to inform their members accordingly during regular month ly meetings and advise them to make the changeover as soon as possible. Members attaining the age of 50 years after June 30, 1954, cannot effect the changeover in question, even if they do submit to a medical examination! United Lodges Of Mahoning Valley To Hold Annual Fraternal Day On June 27 Supreme President And Junior Director To Be Committee's Distinguished Guests Youngstown, Ohio The United CFU Lodges of Ma honing Valley, Lodges 66, 109,149 and 435 of Youngstown, 185 of Campbell and 504 of Struthers, Ohio, are making preparations to stage a joint CFU Fraternal Day festival and, at the same time, observe the 60th Anniversary of the Croatian Fraternal Union, with a Picnic on Sunday, June 27, at the popular Whippoorwillf" Grove, on Meridian Road. Along with the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of our great organization, this event will mark the 6th Annual Fraternal Day sponsored by the aforementioned Lodges. For this reason we are look ing forward to a capacity crowd to help us celebrate a most auspicious occasion. With us for this anniversa ry festival will be two hon ored guests and speakers from the CFU Home Office, bros. V. I. Mandich, Supreme President, and Michael Gra sha, Junior Order Director. Also occupying the speak er's rostrum for the occasion will be the Mayor of Youngs town, Frank J. Kryzan, a member of CFU Lodge 66. At the moment we are also con fident that the Mayors of Campbell and Struthers will likewise find time to be our guests. To round out an interesting program we have engaged a capable tamburitza ensemble from Pittsburgh, Pa., a group under the direction of Matt L. Gouze, to play for your dancing and listening plea sure and also to present a dramatic skit the likes of which we haven't witnessed for many years. In the event of inclement weather, the scene of festivi ties will be shifted to the Cro atian Home of Lodge 66, lo cated at 1012 West Federal Street, Youngstown. As our expected guests can LIFE INSURANCE Whole Life Adult Department Endowment Age 70 (New Or Increased Business) Cash Value to serve our guests with the finest in the line of refresh ment and delicious hot barbe cued lamb. Rest assured that there will be a plentiful sup ply of both throughout the duration of pur festivities. Make up a party right now, join your friends and neigh bors, and you in outlying dis tricts charter your buses or what have you. But, make it a definite date to help the Croatian people ofithe Mahon ing Valley celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Croatian Fraternal Union, and make their 6th Annual Fraternal Day the greatest success ever. John Bistrica, Sec'y. Rox Lodges Will Hold Annual Fete July 11th At Well Known Grounds McKws Rocks, Pa. The two CFU Lodges 125 and 143 in the Rox community as you have already heard or read will hold a picnic Sunday, July 11th," at the well known Ru precht's Grove, off McCoy Road in McKees Rocks. This event has grown into an annual affair and serves as a good medium of getting the local citizenry together and making each and every one of us and our friends a bit more CFU conscious. We are certain that you will want to lend your presence to such a fraternal undertaking in which janjetina, plenty of re- freshments and a general readily see, our proposed pro- jgood time will be the agenda gram is one certainly aimed to please all. Our speakers are accomp lished in. their respective fields, and the program of rare intrigue and vital inter est surpassing any we have ever staged. As has been our delightful custom down through the years, we are again prepared Croatian Fraternal Union's 1954 "On To Philadelphia!" Campaign Awards of the day and evening. Music for the picnic will be furnished by the Ronald Kar lic Orchestra, well known to the younger set locally and the CFU stalwarts as well. The only place to learn to sell CFU insurance is In the presence of prospects. LIFE INSURANCE Educational At Age 18 Endowment Junior Department (New, Increased Business) Cash Value Every Field Worker able to amass 750 Points before the end of the Campaign on November 30th, 1954, will be entitled to attend the Society's 9th Quadrennial Convention at Philadelphia, Pa., in September of 1955 as an Honorary Delegate. Winners will receive travelling expenses, plus three daily per diems as set by Convention. No Prize Payments will be made until the conclnsion of the Campaign on November 30, 1954, or as soon there after as possible. Positively no Prize Payments will be made for new enrollments until such applicants have been mem bers for six (6) months. The Croatian Fraternal Union will pay up to $3.00 toward the Medical Examination of all prospective Adult and Junior members requiring such attention. This same fee will also apply in the case of present day members desiring to increase their insurance and finding it necessary to sub mit to a Medical Examination. Junior Order members able to amass a total of twenty (20) Points before July 31, 1954, will be entitled to a free two-weeks stay at the CFU's 6th Annual Junior Summer Camp to be held on the campus of our Children's Home at Des Plaines, Illinois. This offer does not include the cost of transportation to or from the encampment. Only those Field Workers or Proposers whose names are listed on applications for membership will receive credit for the Cash and Points involved. Neither Cash nor Points can be transferred to others once the Field Worker or Proposer signs his or her name to application. GENERAL INFORMATION New Brighton Lodge 490 Awaits Fete New Brighton, Pa. The members of "Franklin D. Roosevelt" Lodge 490 will hold their Annual Picnic on Sunday, June 20, at Wise's Grove, New Brighton. Furnishing the music for this always festive day in the annals of the Lodge will be the nationally famous "Slobo da" Tamburitza Orchestra of East Pittsburgh. And, as per custom, there will be a plen tiful supply of barbecued lamb and various refresh ments. Inasmuch as Route 88 is being repaired, the best way to reach Wise's Grove is to The decision to stage this celebration was reached in spite of the fact that econom ic conditions in our locality are not all we might desire. In Benld alone, three of the mines have been shut down for months, and only a few days ago the fourth and last mine was closed. And mining is our only industry! Be that as it may, our membership decided to pro ceed with our plans to join the rest of the CFU world in celebrating the Diamond Ju bilee of our great and wonder ful organization. To do jus tice to the auspicious occasion we have drafted an interest ing program which we know will please our guests. Stepping on our native soil for the first time in many Inasmuch as Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year, and consequently the following Monday is a legal holiday, our juniors decided to celebrate the occasion with an old fashioned picnic. There will be plenty of hot barbecued lamb, obtainable as early as 11:30 AM for those who care to take their noon meal with us, naturally ac companied by liquid refresh ments of all sorts to cool the fevered brows. As a matter of fact, a full and complete day is planned St. Louis, Mo. Now that the kegling sessions and the bowling tournaments are a thing of the past for another year, our thoughts turn to the subject of what now? Va cation time is nigh, people are hopping into the family bus and taking trips and, all in all, the picnic season bec kons to us in all its splendor. Now the question arises, what will we do over the 4th of July holiday? This three day vacation period begs for excitement, far away places and grand festivities. For this very reason the St. Louis Central Committee of CFU Lodges is making provisions to give our people something new in the way of a holiday. It is making plans to charter a bus and transport those would-be cele brants to the annual 4th of July Picnic at the CFU Chil go out Allegheny Street, turn left on Block House Run Rd., continue to bear to the left until you reach the School House, then keep to the left until you reach the Grove. Those not clear as to these directions are invited to stop at the United Croatian Club on 3rd Avenue at 8th Street, New Brighton, and we will gladly help them. Invited to attend this Fa ther's Day Outing on Sunday, June 20, are all Beaver Coun ty members and friends of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Svi nam dobro došli! Three Illinois Lodges Will Celebrate Society's 60th Anniversary On July 4 Junior Order Director Michael Grasha Will Speak During Holiday Festivities Benld, 111. Following the lead which many of our CFU Lodges throughout the coun try have set, the three affi liates in this ar»-a, namely Lodge 46, Livingston, Lodge 78, Mt. Olive, and 217 of Benld, 111., have decided to jointly commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Croatian Fraternal Union, in Livings ton, on Sunday, July 4th. years a representative of the CFU Home Office in Pitts burgh, Pa., bro. Michael Gra sha, Junior Order Director, has accepted our invitation to be our honored guest and speaker. Bro. Grasha will fly from Des Plaines, 111., where he plans to be in attendance for the gigantic 4th of July holi day picnic annually held by the CFU Children's Home. Our Committee will be on hand to escort him to and from the airport in order that he may be with us. Rounding out a diversified program we have scheduled the "Vila" Singing Society of St. Louis, Mo., an accomp lished group of some twenty five voices, to entertain our guests. It goes without say ing that we intend to have a tamburitza ensemble on hand to cater to your musical whims throughout the festi vities. Make your plans now to be with us on this great Ameri can holiday and spend a thor oughly enjoyable day with your friends. McKeesport Nest 180 To Stage Outing McKeespont, Pa. The members of Junior Nest 180, the oldest CFU Junior affili ate in the Tube City, will hold their Annual Picnic on Mon day, July 5, at the Cindric Grove, on Long Run Road, Route 48. for those juniors and seniors alike, who care to take ad vantage of our unparalleled hospitality on this great American holiday. Those of you who care to listen or dance to tamburitza music (and who doesn't) may rest assured that we kept you in mind when we engaged a favorite ensemble. As the climax of the fes tivities, we have made prepa rations to stage a drawing, the winner to tote home a full case of "spirits." Let's all trot out to the Cindric Grove on Monday, July 5th and see just what the diligent Committee has prepared for all its guests. We will be looking forward to seeing you there. John Puskarich, Nest Mgr. St. Louis Lodges Priming For July 4th dren's Home, in Des Plaines. Transportation to and from Des Plaines will cost each guest the round trip fare of $10.00, one-half of this sum to be paid when making the reservation, and the other when the trip is made. I you are interested, please get in touch with any member of the Central Com mittee or the secretary of your Lodge. The important thing is to do so immediately as we are anticipating a tre mendous response to this call. Since this is the 60th Anni versary year of the Croatian Fraternal Union, the annual 4th of July Picnic in Des Plaines should exceed all oth ers in attendance, festivities and genuine fraternal inter ests. Make sure that you are ?mor,g those having a won derful time! Milan Vukovich Thanx Lodge 177 Los Angeles, Calif. —My dear friends, fellow brothers and sisters of CFU Lodge 177, I wish to thank all of you for your very enthusias tic show of affection for me at our Lodge meeting on Sun day, May 16th. Many of you were surprised to see me because my original Government orders called for my departure from New York around the 21st of May, a board an ocean liner. How ever, two days before my family and I were to leave Los Angeles, a teletype from Washington extended my de parture for one week and changed my transportation across the Atlantic from a sea voyage to an airplane cross ing. This extension of time made it possible for our two older daughters to receive their Confirmation on May 18 with their class at St. Elizabeth Church. Further more, it permitted me to re main as Lodge Financial Sec retary through the regular meeting of May 16th. Many of you fine members did not know that I was be ing sent to France by our U. S. Government as a Civil En gineer for the Air Force Mili tary and Civilian Housing, on a two year contract. Your fine words of praise for my work as Lodge Secre tary are deeply appreciated. From the stirring words of our Lodge President, bro. Math Kovacevich, the witty and humorous remarks of o I v a n K o n e v o o u Board of Trustees President, extremely high praise from our sister Milka Bezich, Trus tee, right down the line to other officers and members, I was deeply touched. By your stirring tribute*, and outward signs of appr*» ciation, you have shown that, my seven years of dev otted work as an official of Lodgif* 177 have not passed without note. As though this was not enough, all of you went over board by voting unanimously that I be given a write-up in the minutes of our Lodge meeting, a write-up in the "Zajedničar" and also a $25 gift. Words fail me when I try to express my apprecia tion for all of this. I have worked with you because I loye to work with our Croatians and other Slav* peoples, and I am proud of my Croatian heritage. Bro. Konjevod, whom you authorized to purchase the farewell gift, really went overboard. He gave me a Re flecta camera which cost more than twice what you vo ted at the meeting. However, when I offered to pay him the difference, he refused the money saying, "Seven years ago I gambled on you when as a comparitively new trans teree from Detroit's Lodge 351, I nominated you to take over my office as Lodge 177 corresponding secretary. "You have more than re paid me in your fine work in both the Lodge offices you have held since that time. May you always be as honest, straight forward and sincere in everything you do, and do come back to us. Our C.F.U. needs members like you." For these fine inspiring words from a grand fellow who many love and all re spect, I say thank you. To all of you my family and I bid a, fond farewell. To your neif Secretary, Michael E. Mikul cic, I wish the best of luck. You have a fine membership, Michael, do .your best to serv# them well and I am certain that they will all help and stand by you. And now again I say fare well. May God bless and keep all of you. May you prospaf and grow in success anl fratemalism.