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K a y u a a" 1 Ovetam Mgr. OOn\m FHAJ&HM. iVJEOTJlCATR IMON* 1 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11,1954. 8i i SVI ZA JEDNOG-JEDAN ZA SVE GLASAO MMB5MF. IKATSKE ZAJEOMCt. U v A' ft Plain Talk! \n\n 23rd Croat Day Kennywood Park Sat., September 4 SIX PAGES Veteran Indiana Lodge Secretary Now Society's No. 1 Membership Recruiter Mary Burma Passes Joseph Stanovich In Spirited Ra«e For Canadian Leadership By V. I. Mandich, Chairman, Campaign Committee Pittsburgh, Pa. The ultimate success or failure of this year's Jubilee Membership Campaign depends on the increasing efforts of our recruiting might frorfi now until the conclusion of the Campaign next November 30th. When I say increasing efforts, it means only one thing: That our up to date endeavors in the first six months of the Membership Drive have^ not produced the anticipated results. A listing of our individual proposers, together with their accumulated Points, is carried in both Seotions of our Offi cial Organ once a month. Were this an ordinary annual membership drive, we would express complete satisfaction with the results, as our fig ures show that the half-way mark in the Campaign boasts e a e o e s s a n i n previous ventures. But, the Jubilee Campaign conducted in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the Croatian Fra ternal Union warrants out standing effort and success on the part of our Society's i builders. thousand new members, representing six million dollars in new in surance, is indeed & lofty am bition. Although We cannot compli ment ourselves that we have reached one half of our goal at this half way point in the Drive, we are not discouraged, we have not lost faith, but look forward to eventual suc cess. Here are the reasons why! Let's look over the results of our previous Campaign at its half-way mark and at the end of "the year, and then let us compare figures to find the answers. Campaign Holding Own To the end of June last year, we signed in the adult branch a total of 953 new members. The total figure at the end of the year stood at 2,244 new members, or 1,291 members recruited in the last six months of the year. Also, to the end of June, 1953, in the Junior Order, 1,291 members were added to the roster, and at the end of the year this figure was boosted to 3,088 members, or 1,797 members signed up after June 30th. This year we find that up to June 30,1954, in the Senior Dept., we strengthened our ranks with 973 members and 1,388 recruits in the Junior division. Therefore, should we follow the ratio and pattern of last year's campaign, the ultimate results in the 60th A n n i v e s a y e e s i Drive should be the greatest ever realized in our fraternal history. This, then, is the reason why we shouldn't despair, why we cannot lose hope in the final outcome of the at tainment of our goal, that we will place upon the altar of our glorious celebration 6,000 new members with six mil lions in new insurance, for the 60th Anniversary commemo ration of our Society's frater nal, cultural and humani- tarian efi .ts among our peo ple here in America and Can- Never before have we set ,^he goal of a membership «rive as high as we have for this 60th Anniversary com memoration. S i Mary Burma In Stride In making comparisons in our membership reports of the first six months of 1953 transactions, against those of this year, we came across a unique fact which, in all probability, is a "first" in our statistical records. Last year a total of 489 members passed on to their eternal reward in the first six months of the year. From January 1 until June 30,1954, [Continued On Page 9] Nest 87 Juniors In Annual Outing Monessen, Pa. The An nual Picnic of Junior Nest 87 will be staged on Sunday, August 15, at the Croatian Park, in Pricedale,,beginning promptly at high noon. A variety of tasty refresh ments awaits our guests, with plenty of delicious hot barbe cued lamb on hand to satisfy everyone, supplimented with oodles of cooling drinks and the kiddies favorite, hot dogs. We mention in passing that all Nest members in good standing, who are in attend ance at this outing, will be in line for a free treat. That's all we can say on the subjeot at the present time, so look for your surprise at the festivi ties. An interesting program has been arranged and is slated to begin at 5:30 PM. Bro. Marko Begg, President of our par ent Lodge 194, will open the program and introduce our special guests of the day, Fa ther Theodore Benkovic, Mr. Hugo Parente, Mayor of Mon essen, and bro. Michael Gra sha, CFU Junior Order Direc tor. In the line of musical enter tainment we have scheduled the dancing of the Kolo Group which is made up of members of our Nest 87, and which is under the supervision of Mrs. Stephanie Buchar. Musical ac companiment will be furnish ed by the Sloga Tamburitz ans, under the direction of Mtttt Gouze. No Dull Moments September 4th At Pitt's Croat Day Committee Plans Great Salute To Diamond Jubilee Pittsburgh, Pa. Septem ber 4th, sixty years ago, was a memorable day for the Cro atian Fraternal Union and Saturday, September 4, Cro atian Day at Kennywood Park will mark the 23rd an nual gathering of our people from near and far in order to attend the program at the Music Plaza at 5 o'clock sharp and to enjoy the Post-Cro atian Day Reunion the follow ing day at the Croatian Home in Rankin. No Shortage Of Music The committee ha- comple ted plans for another enter taining program which will feature Charles Elias and His All-Male Tamburitza Serena des of Kenosha, Wisconsin. This featured eight-piece en semble will also serenade the patrons throughout the Park in the evening in order that they may enjoy themselves in a true Croatian atmosphere on the occasion of the Dia mond Jubilee of their society. The supporting tamburitza group will be the popular ra dio artists from Station WB VP, Beaver Falls, the Biser Tamburitza Orchestra of Con way. The Biser Tamburitzans together with the Elias Sere naders will provide continu ous dance music during the evening at the Dance Pavili on adjoining the Penny Ar cade. Additional features on the Main Program will be the Junior Nest 129 Tamburitza Orchestra of Wilmerding and the thirty-four kolo dancers from Lodge 354 of Cokeburg, Pa., under the direction of Bernard Luketich. Twenty-three years ago, the youth comprising the English Speaking Lodges of (Continued On Page 10) Lodge 85 Secretary John R. Mikan To Be Honored During August 15th Picnic o e s e a e members of "Abraham Lin coln" Lodge 85 will hold their second and final Picnic of the season on Sunday, August 15, at Crow's Run, off Route 88, between Conway and Free dom. The outing will also mark the annual treat the young sters of our Junior Order Nest 8 always look forward to, so we urge the parents to make doubly certain Sunday that their boys and girls are in attendance to receive the sur prise in store for all of them. Music for your dancing pleasure will be provided by the popular "Neven" Tambu ritza Orchestra of South Side Pittsburgh. And, as per time honored custom, plenty of barbecued lamb and a wide variety of ice cold refresh ments will be available. Highlight of the late after noon hours will be a brief but significant program honoring the widely known Secretary of Lodge 85, bro. John R. Mi k*n, who has served the Lodge in one official capacity or another for nearly three decades. To show our mutual appreciation for his gears pf ALL FOR ONE- ONE FOP 7A JFDMOG JFHAN 7A a/F ALL FOR ONE-ONE FOR ALL( CffCML ORGAN OF THE GEORGE BALICH NEW CAMPAIGN LEADER Greater Cleveland Lodges To Salute Society's Diamond Jubilee August 15 Supreme Secretary Joseph Bella Primed For Speaking Appearance During Program By Anna Rescic, Secretary, United Lodges Cleveland, Ohio Sunday, August 15th, will witness the staging of the gigantic 18th Annual CFU Fraternal Day, Cleveland's number one social attraction, at the Cro atian Home, located at 6314 St. Clair Avenue. Sponsoring this affair is Greater Cleveland's United Lodges Committee, the members of which are ready to dedicate their program in honor of the 60th Anniversary, or Diamond Jubilee Year, of the Croatian Fraternal Union musical knights for the event, of America. and we are pleased to report! Following the set pattern I that both tamburitza and I of many years' standing, the polka ensembles will be on the event will get under way as! scene to dish out your groovy early as 12:00 Noon, at which time our culinary artists will be ready to serve our guests delicious roast lamb, pork, chicken paprikas, nut rolls, In making arrangements to care for the needs and plea sures of our guests, the Com mittee has gone overboard in its preparations. It has lined up an exceptional program of e n e a i n e n e a i n please our celebrants. Favorites On Program Headlining our stage revue we have the choristers of the "Abrasevic" and the "Sla vulj" Singing Societies, plus the appearance of our favor ite group of youngsters, the members of the Cleveland Ko lo Aces, in a variety of kolo numbers which are sure to bring a big hand from the audience. Since this affair has be come an annual salute to the Croatian Fraternal Union, we have invited a representative of the Home Office, bro. Jo seph Bella, CFU Supreme Sec retary, to join us as our hon ored guest and speaker. We had you jive fans in mind when we contracted the outstanding service, the Lodge will "surprise" bro. Mi kan during the program with a very fine gift. Doing the honors during the program will be the Edi tors of the Croatian Frater nal Union's Official Organ, bros. Philip Vukelich and Ste phen F. Brkich, who will ad dress the celebrants and see to it that bro. Mikan has his day in the sun. Honors will also be paid during the program to two other well known young mem bers of Lodge 85, Miss Betty Jane Mikan and Frank Krkuc. Betty Jane will receive a $25.00 check for participating as "Miss Rochester" in the "Miss Croatian Fraternal Un ion of America" contest held July 25 at West View Park under the auspices of the CFU's United Lodges of Western Pennsylvania Com mittee and Frank will be re warded for rolling a record breaking 264 single game dur ing the recent running of the New Brighton Lodge 738 Mix ed Duckpin Bowling Tourna ment Margaret 2S«jpfo Pw. tunes. Frank Muza and his well known Blue Danube Tambur itzans will cater to the whims of the kolo and folk dance palačinkas and a variety of specialists, while the popular salads. Polka Nites Orchestra will It goes without saying that take care of you polka shuf the refreshment stands will flers in the finest style. be groaning under the burden of favorite cooling beverages kept on ice for your comfort and relief from the heat. Your Society On Film The showing of the film "This Is Your Croatian Fra ternal Union!" will climax our festivities of the day. Whether you are fifteen or fifty, by all means see this color extravaganza and then go out and beat the drums for our great organization. We include our friends from both near and far when we invite you to plan on spending the entire day and evening enjoying the compa ny of your fraternal brothers and friends next Sunday, Au gust 15th, at Cleveland's Cro atian Home. Our welcome mat is out to all who cross our threshold on the auspicious occasion of our 18th Annual CFU Frater nal Day! Cokeburg Lodge In Weiner Roast Cokeburg, Pa. As is the custom of our C.F.U. Lodge 354 Kolo Group, we are again sponsoring our Annual Wei ner Roast on Saturday, Aug ust 14, beginning at 9:00 PM in the evening. The affair will be hćld at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rozich who are loca ted at Eighty-Four, or better known to us as Ontario, Pa. The festivities will be on the far side of the Rozich place in the area facing Nichol's School. Just follow the road around the Rozich home bear ing to your left, and you will see the lights and fire. You can't miss it! Instead of following the procedure of previous events wherein the men brought the beverages while the women contributed the food, this year we intend to sell admis sion tickets for the price of $1.00 per person and this should take care of all the refreshment costs. Since none of bur affairs are complete without tambur itza music, we've made ar rangements to have this on tap also. Should the weather man decide to be un-cooperative, we'll shift our festivities to the Croatian Home and carry on from there. At any rate, we urge our members and friends to join us on August 14, and let's all have a grand time together. Bernard M. Loketich Helen Vidovich Enjoyed Stay In The Golden West New Miss Lniverse Highly Praised By Miss Pennsylvania Conway, Pa. Vivacious, 18-year-old Helen Vidovich,1 who reigned a« "Miss Penn-' M'ss Pennsylvania sylvania" during the recent "Miss Universe" contest held at Long Beach, California, is back home again among her admiring C. F. U. Lodge 540 members and friends. The shapely, black-haired beauty returned to the old homestead after a 10-day trip sporting a very becoming California tan afld singing the praises of Marian Stevenson, the South Carolina girl who (Continued On Page 10) AH, YOUTH! Kids being kids, the East Pittsburgh-Clairton, Pa., Junior Nest Kolo Dancers, shown above, had no trouble whatsoever stealing the show during the Society's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, staged Julx 25 at .West View Park, Pitts We can be proud therefore that in spite of that our zeal o u s i e w o k e s a v e brought more new members into the fold this year than last. We can proceed with confidence and determination to make the last four months better yet and, who knows, but that we may be able to meet our goal. Topnotch Grand Prize The grand prize of an Hon orary Delegateship to the 9th CFU Quadrennial Convention is a worthy objective and it need not be beyond reach for a sizeable group. We should keep fresh in mind the fact that even should that escape us, we will still be the recipients of a very rich proposer award for every new member enrolled. As everyone knows, the processing and accepting of new applications for any one month terminates on the 25th and all forms received there after are included in the next month's business. As we write this, therefore Your Society Is 24th Largest Frat In North America Diamond Jubilee Membership Campaign Clicking In Spite Of Gloom Spreaders Gary Nest 10 Manager Pauline Stotz Is Proof Positive That Drive Is Succeeding By Michael (»rasha, Campaign Committee Secretary Pittsburgh, Pa. This was written in the last days of July when the sixth month of the current Campaign was coming to a close. The statistics for the month are not as yet available, but we do want to emphasize some salient points which have seemingly gone unnoticed. We want to point out that although the drive hasn't quite come up to expectations, it is progressing and produc ing results that overshadow^ the new membership enroll ment of the comparable per iod of last year. appreciated and that they are reflected in the larger enroll ment. The reason for the end result still not showing a spectacular increase in senior membership is that there has been an increase in the termi nations category sufficiently strong to offset even the lar ger recruitment. We can ima gine then what the picture would be, were not the Cam paign bringing in replace ments. Let us shed every vestige of defeatism. We nwd not again detail the ramifications of the economic situation to emphasize the fact that it has made recruiting a much more difficult proposition. PAGE SEVEN we already have what looks like a most auspicious begin ning for August. The Junior We want to point up here:Order Department alone has and now that the efforts of already received over fifty every single field worker are applications. Almost half of these, 23 to be exact, came from sister Pauline Stotz, that paragon of Nest Mana gers who finds recruiting time in spite of her many ad mirable activities on behalf of the 889 members of Nest 10. That Gary affiliate will now number well over 900 members, the pride and joy of the entire CFU—a verita ble city in itself in our expan sive and expanding domain. Applications Roll In Sister Stotz's contribution to the drive in this instance netted $15,600 in new cover age and 78 points. Though the preponderance of Credit goes to her, she did receive yeoman a99istance fl,jm John Spanich with one application, J. Pavlovic with 3, sister Nik sic with 2, and Eve Jelusic with 4. Sister I^eppold of the head quarters staff submitted an application, as did Emily Mu hic of Duquesne, Pa. One ar rived from sister Dragica Blaskovic one from bro. Alex Skoke of Stellarton, Nova Scotia one from Joe Pisk, San Francisco one from Matt Anich of West Allis one from Joseph Wodwarka one from Matilda Molato and one from John Sokal of West Browns ville four from Vince Crnich of Butte, Mont. two from Frank Zidarich of Hibbing, Minn. Seven from that per ennial go getter in Benwood, bro. John Baron, to the tune of $5,800 coverage and 54 points and last but by no means least that ever cam paigning stalwart bro. Mi chael Golub of Farrell, with six new members for $4000 coverage. [Continued On Page 9] burgh. This shot was taken as the young sters sat around tables favoring with a song or two. Later they took over the stage for some of the niftiest Kolo Dancing we have ever seen performed by children of their age. Come back again* kids* Come back an^ time!