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6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. ,,, v,jtrrt y loin The •"ZAJEDNIČAR* John Valentic, Director, Wilmerding, Pa. a) Otvori Mi Milo Pile Vrata b) Nikad Bio Sretan c) Ej Ja Ću Piti Presentation of Scroll to the CFU. .. John R. Segina Sylvia Niksic, Sec'y.. V•J Day Page 9« Joseph Sever, Sec'y. Stella Jambrek, Sec'y* \n\n September 1, 1954. Northern California Committee Seeki More Talent For October 24 Festival San Francisco, Calif. The Northern California Cen tral Committee of C. F. U. Lodges will fire a 21-gun sa lute to the Diamond Jubilee of the Croatian Fraternal Un ion on Sunday, October 24, with a Grand Ball and Con cert at the California Hall, San Francisco. Judging by the early inter est taken by our members and friends in this event, we're fully confident that the celebration will assume great er importance than any we have ever staged. Although mention of some of the highlights of the cele bration has been made in previous issues of the "Zajed ničar," we now wish to point out a number of key items which are destined to make this the outstanding event of the year. Ray Hacket's popular CBS Orchestra will be on hand to furnish the music, along with that famous Yugoslav tenor, Antone Soljanich. With these entertainers al realy scheduled, we are still searching for talent among our members. If you want to be on the program, simply inform yours truly of the fact and we will see that a spot is made for you. Of course, the deadline for doing so is September 10th, so come on folks, regis ter now. The members of the Cen tral Committee have appoint ed your scribe to be the Chairman of the affair, and the Croatian Fraternal Union as our guest speaker. Bro. John Narancich, CFU Lodge 50 Financial Secretary for many years, will speak on the urgent need of greater ac tion on our part in the cur rent CFU Membership Cam paign. Bro. Narancich is well qual ified to speak on this subject, since he has for many years shown great achievement in Lodge work and in enrolling many new members for our Society. In order that our program will please all our guests, a diversified lineup of enter tainment is being scheduled. We are honored to have this opportunity to present for your pleasure the well known and popular "Vila" Singing Society under the ca pable direction of John Lu sicic. This staging aggregation has thrilled you in the past with many fine renditions of our beautiful Croatian and other Slav tunes, always staged with a background of colorful costumes. F&rther, we deem it a spe cial privilege to present, on the very same program, out standing folk dances, expert ly performed by the Kolo Group of St Louis. We might add, this will also be a beau tiful sight to behold as the a working Committee was or ganized recently to help push the event. Members of this group are as follows: John Capp, Conrad Petru cella, Mitchell Vezilich, Joe Pisk, Elsie Spolar, Frank Ku chan, Tony Kuchan, Leo Ubojcich, George Ivancan, Mary Patterson, Tony Vukota and Paul Strok. Mary Pat terson was chosen as our Secretary and Elsie Spoler as the Secretary for the souve nir book. The immediate task lying before us is the business of soliciting ads for the book let. There is & handsome re ward for your efforts along this line and we feel that each and every member of the Committee should be a boost er. The price of this is one dollar, while the price of an ad costs a little more. Also, the Central Commit tee will advance a sizeable bonus for any member who enrolls a new CFU member between now and October 24th. So, let's get busy on this front, too. The Committee will sched ule a meeting in the very near future and members will be notified by mail. We expect a large turnout at this ses sion. For any information what soever concerning this event, do not hesitate to contact Pe ter Obad, Chairman, 583 Ed dy Street, Ordway 3-3372. St. Louis Lodges And Nests Girding For Celebration In Honor Of Society By Michael J. Sestric, Committee President St. l/ouis, Mo. The Central Committee of C. F. U. Lodges and Nests in St. Louis is privileged to be able to present its forthcoming Annual Croatian Fraternal Day land also the 60th Anniversary of the Croatian Fraternal Union Celebration on Sunday, September 19th, at the St. Joseph's Croatian Parish Hall4' located on 12th and Russell Boulevards. This eventful celebration of our entire CFU member ship in this colony will be held in a very special manner. The program will commence with brief remarks from the Committee's President, bro. Michael J. Sestric, who will deliver a message of welcome to all in attendance. He is al so scheduled to officiate as our Master of Ceremonies for the event. Peter Obad, Publicity dancers appear in national dress. For your listening enter tainment and your dancing pleasure throughout the en tire evening, we have engaged the ever popular and well known Blue Danube Tambur itzans, a group of accomp lished musicians regarded as the tops with tamburitza fans everywhere. Our accommodating ladies have agreed to do the honors of preparing delicious delica cies for the occasion. Bro. Philip Yakir,a mem ber of the C. F. U. Supreme Trial Board, will represent ^e plenty of barbecued In addition to this, there lamb, prepared in the manner you prefer, with other de sired items of food on our menu. Rest assured that no shortage of your favorite bev erage will occur throughout the event. The program is scheduled to( begin at 12:00 Noon and continue until late in the eve ning. Your hot barbecued lamb, however, will be avail able from the Noon hour and throughout the day. It would be well for our CFU members and friends in this entire area to attend this special event in order that we may show ourselves real fraternalists and loyal Cro atians, observing this occa sion in a most fitting manner. By supporting this venture we will show our other Cro atian communities that we, too, hold dear to our hearts that which pertains to frater nalism and that which is Croatian. Talk this affair up among your neighbors and friends so that they, too, may become better acquainted with this great institution known as the Croatian Fraternal Union and let them witness for themselves the brotherly spi rit and pleasures which pre vail at such eventful festivi ties. We are looking forward to meeting all of you in person, on Sunday, September 19th. In accordance with Section 82 of the By-Laws of our Union, I call the entire Supreme Board and Officials of the Croatian Fraternal Union to a Special Meeting of the Su preme Board, to be held in the Supreme Office on Saturday, September 4, 1954, at 9:30 A. M. This Special, Solemn Meeting is called to mark the Six tieth Anniversary of the founding of the Croatian Fraternal Union and its operation among Croatians and other Slavic peoples in the United States and Canada, and in order to honor properly the memory of the founders and all other members of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America who have gone on to their reward. Croat Day Crowd Assured The Best (Continued From Page 7) lamb and pork as prepared by Cindrich's of McKeesport will be served at Pavilion No. 5 in Kennywood Park. The Park itself will provide other entertainment which will consist of the South American Aerial Skating Daredevils, Bob Top and Lauren, who will perform at the Park Lagoon at 4:30 and 9:30 P. M. Reunion Following Day Following the custom es tablished along with the cele bration of Croatian Day, the Post-Croatian Day Reunion will be held on Sunday eve ning, September 5th, at the Croatian Home, 4th and An tisbury Streets, Rankin. The well known Charles Elias and His Tamburitza Serenaders of Kenosha, Wis consin, will be heard during the evening in a Concert Pro gram beginning at 8 o'clock, which will be followed by dance music during the eve ning. We invite yon to attend the 60th Anniversary Me morial Mass at St. Paul's Cathedral on Saturday mor ning at 11 o'clock for the de ceased members of the Cro atian Fraternal Union and then plan to attend the ob servance of Croatian Day. in Kqnnywood Park. On Sunday evening, Sep tember 5th, you must come to be entertained by the Elias Tamburitza Serenaders of Ke nosha, Wisconsin, at the Cro atian Home, Rankin. Dobro nam došli. Nest 373 Awaits First Kolo Class Euclid, Ohio We would like to issue a reminder to you parents, who have youngsters housed in the ranks of Junior Nest 373, to the effect that our kolo danc ing classes will begin on Thursday, September 2, at 7:30 PM, at the Yugoslav Center, located on Recher Avenue. Please send your children to the Center on that date so that we may have a good showing for the first re hearsal. Parents, you are the back bone of this venture and your cooperation will be appreci ated by your children as well as the class instructor and your Nest Manager. Barbara Baron, Mgr. MARCH OF DIMES Official Call For A Special, Solemn Meeting Of Society's Supreme Board V. I. Mandich, Suprenie President Anent the Call for a Special, Solemn Meeting' of tfcć Supreme Board of the Croatian Fraternal Union The Executive Board, at its regular semi-monthly Meet ing of August 25, 1954, unanimously decided that three Solemn High Masses be held on Sunday, September 5, 1954, in memory of deceased members of the Croatian Fraternal Union, in the following churches: For deceased members of the CFU of the Roman Cath olic faith, in St. Mary's Church, 309 Kenmawr Avenue, Ran kin, Pa., at 11:00 A. M. For deceased members of the CFU of the Greek Ca'tho ic faith, in St. Nicholas Church, 36th & Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, at 12:00 Noon. For deceased members of the FT* of the Serbian Or thodox faith, in St. George Church, 103 S. 16th St., South Side, Pittsburgh, Pa., at 11:30 A. M. Members of the Society are urged to attend these serv ices in as great numbers as possible, and in that manner CROATIAN DAY PROGRAM (Time Shown is Daylight Savings Time) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd 6:30 P.M. Special Musical Salute to Croatian Day, ori ginating from the studios of Radio Station WMCK, McKeesport, Pa., 1360 Kilocycles. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th 9:00 A.M. Open House at the Croatian Fraternal Union Headquarters, Oakland, Pittsburgh. Visitors and their friends welcome. 11:00 A.M. 60th Anniversary Memorial Requiem High Mass at St. Paul's Cathedral, Corner Craig and Fifth Avenues, Oakland. KENNYWOOD PARK, PITTSBURGH 4:30 P.M. Park Lagoon Bob Top and Lauren South America's Aerial Skating Daredevils. 5:00 P.M. Main Program Music Plaza 1. National Ahthem Croatian Day Committee 2. Invocation Reverend Marijan Sorich Assistant Ppstor, St. N i 'holax Church, Millvale 3. Opening Remarks Anthony J. Brajdic Selections Biser Tamburitza Orchestra POST-CROATIAN DAY REUNION SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th honor our worthy and deserving pioneer-founders, as well as all of our other members, our dear ones who passed on since the founding of the Union. The Solemn Meeting of the Supreme Board in com memoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Croatian Fra ternal Union, will be open to all members of the Society. As on that same day will be celebrated the 23rd Annual Cro atian Day in Kennywood Park, under the auspices of En glish-Speaking Lodges of Western Pennsylvania, we expect great numbers of our members from near and far to visit us and attend the observances being held on that day. The Supreme Office of the Croatian Fraternal Union will be open from eight o'clock in the morning for the recep tion of visitors. The officers and office staff will be on hand to show the various departments of our offices. All members of the committee of United Lodges of Western Pennsylvania, under whose auspices, together with the Executive Board, the celebration of the 60th Anniver sary of the CFU was held in West View Park on July 25th, are invited to attend the Special Meeting of the Supreme Board. The Committee for the Croatian Day in Kennywood Park is likewise invited to attend this Special Meeting, upon adjournment of which we will be able to proceed to St. Paul's Cathedral in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, where a Solemn High Mass will be served at 11:00 A. M. for the repose of the souls of all deceased members of the Croatian Fraternal Union, at the request of the Croatian Day Com mittee. The Cathedral is less than a mile from the CFU Supreme Office, about a ten-minute walk. This notice to our membership, I close with:—Till we meet in Pittsburgh on September 4th! jCftairi/ioii, Croatian Day Committee 4. Selections .... Junior Nest 129 Tamburitza Orchestra a) Tamburitza March b) Kućice Pod Gorama c) Brod Mora vice Polka "March Of Dimes" Citation C. Lawrence Walsh Executive Secretary National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis of Conway, Pennsylvania Honorary Chairman, Croatian Day Committee Acceptance of Scroll V. I. Mandich Supreme President, Croatian Fraternal Union Kolo Routine Lodge 354 Kolo Dancers Bernard M. Luketich, Director, Coke-bury, Pa. Introduction of Miss Helen Vidovich "Miss Pennsylvania" of 1954 Croatian Day Featured Presentation .... Music Plaza Charles Elias and His Tamburitza Serenaders of Kenosha, Wisconsin a) Salute to the Croatian Fraternal Union b) Iz Naroda (Selection of Croatian Folk tunes) c) Tamburitza Overture d) Croatian Gems Selected numbers of the most beloved Croatian Folk songs e) Mala Tiha Ulica f) 2ivio! živio! Kolo Finale Lodge 354 Kolo Dancers God Bless America Audience 7:30 P.M. Croatian National Dance at Lower Pavilion. Continuous Dance music by the Biser Tamburitza Orchestra and the Elias Serenaders of Kenosha, Wis. 9:30 P.M. South America's Aerial Skating Daredevils at the Park Lagoon in a thrilling act you will always treasure among the memories of Croatian Day. 8:00 P.M. The Annual Post-Croatian Day Reunion Con cert and Dance will take place in Rankin's Croatian Home and Charles Elias and His Tamburitza Sere naders of Kenosha, Wisconsin, will present a concert program, following which they will play for dancing. Lodge 170 Plans Anniversary Fete Gary, Ind. The mem bers of "Croatian Sons" CFU Lodge 170 are busily plann ing an outstanding salute to the 60th Anniversary of the Croatian Fraternal Union, to be staged on Sunday, October 17, at the Croatian Center, 3673-79 Broadway. The date for this jubilant occasion was set at the yearly meeting and the members are eagerly awaiting the day when the Gary colony cele the membership, as it is a Anthony J. Brajdic, Chairman Louise Grasha, Secretary good many years since we have undertaken any drama tics although, in previous years, our Lodge was very active in this sort of thing. So, once more we will have the opportunity of viewing our amateurs, our brothers and sisters, in a hilarious skit which should be exceedingly entertaining. As our plans crystalize, we will announce them through these pages of the "Zee". South Chi Ready For Colorful Day (Continued From Page 7) Following bro. Mandich's address, the celebrants will enjoy the first South Chicago showing of the Society's sound, technicolor film, "This Is Your Croatian Fraternal Union!" This stirring movie of our organization is nar rated by Stephen F. Brkich, English Editor of the Zajed ničar, and was filmed by George Marchan, Chicago Lodge 70 member. Supper will be served im mediately following the pro gram and dancing is to round out the evening hours. The "Cavaliers" Tamburitza Or chestra will play in the lower hall, a popular ensemble in the upper quarters. Plenty of refreshments will abound. Nearing $60,(KM) Goal With the date of the cele bration, Sunday, September 5, just around the corner, the United Lodges Committee is now concentrating on its goal of signing $60,000.00 in in surance to present the So ciety as a 60th Anniversary gift. At last reports, the Com mittee was confident it would attain this mark. However, every bit of business in the remaining days will help and we appeal to our members in and around South Chicago to turn in their share at once. We need the support of all. In the meantime, make cer tain you are among the many who are planning to attend this pre-Labor Day salute to the greatest organization of its kind in the world. Remember, it's your So ciety, yours to be proud of and grateful for! In 3953, 38,500 Americans were filled in traffic acci dents. Guard the Peace This year, on September 1, the nation ends its ninth year of freedom from war. That it remains a rather uneasy freedom should not detract from the significance of this V-J day. For the world still is holding on to the peace that was signed, sealed and delivered on Sep tember 1,1945. It was on that day that American and Japanese offi cers gathered on the deck of the Battleship Missouri in Tokyo bay to sign the articles of surrender. It was then that Americans flung themselves into a joy ful frenzy of celebration over the brand new peace. Today the hysterical hap piness that overlay the end ing of the war is gone. What remains is something better: A deep, abiding re solve to hold firmly to the peace that was so desperately won. Detroit Nest 318 Mothers' Club Set For Youth Program Of First Magnitude Detroit, Mich. On Sun day, August 22, the members of the Junior Nest 318 Moth ers' Club held a family out ing at Teeple Lake, Pontiac. With games for the kids and general fun for the grown ups, swimming and eats for all, we had a great time. We're sorry that more of our members didn't show up for the event, but those of us who did get together had a wonderful time in each other's company. The August meeting of the Mothers' Club brought to the forefront a world of ideas and plans for the Fall season. First among these is a re newal of the kolo classes. Our dance director, Kay Kosovec, is eager to get started, in fact almost as eager as the chil dren are to get bkek in the shuffling groove. Since the humidity is due for a downward swing short ly, we feel that we can re sume classes on the second Friday in September, at the Lodge Hall, 1735 E. McNich ols. So, the next two kolo clasess wil take place on Sep tember 5 0th and 24th, or the second and fourth Fridays of the month. We will issue not ices from time to time as re minders of the kolo classes, but it is important for you parents to keep in mind that these are held regularly on these days, at 7:00 PM. Also, Juniors will bowl at the Bowlwood Alleys, Wood ward at the Boulevard (the Michigan Bank Building) on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 PM. If you are interested in junior bowling, or if you mothers want your chidren to bowl, a good way to expend their excess energies, call Marie Morgan at FO—64390 or FO—61654 before too long, so that your child will be assured of a place on a team. Don't forget to call! The Mothers' Club first fall social event will be the Card Party scheduled for September 30, 8:00 PM, at the Lodge Hall. As before, Young Farrell Nest 190 Tamburitzans Make Debut Sunday, September 19 Farrell, Pa. A debut of our young tamburitza ensem ble, comprised of eleven boys and six young ladies all mem bers of our Junior Nest 190, will be held when they pre sent a Concert on Sunday, September 19, at the Croatian Home, Staunton Street. The program is scheduled to begin promptly at 2:30 PM. These youngsters, who de cided to organize in a musical aggregation last spring range between the ages of eleven and sixteen years. Under the leadership of bro. F. C. Koss, they have absorbed a suffi cient amount of musical knowledge in a very short time and are definitely pre pared to demonstrate their skill at this event. To add color to the pro gram, Mrs. Purich and Mrs. Prezgaj have volunteered to outfit the entire ensemble in national costumes. We might point out here that the youngsters are not only in strumentalists, but are equal ly versed in singing and kolo dancing, too. The American-Croatian Cit izens Club purchased the in struments which the young musicians have, while bro. Steve Lenardich made the music stands. As one can readily see, our colony is very interested in promoting this group to the very limit. Featured on our program as guests will be bro. Philip Vukelich, Croatian Editor of the "Zajedničar," and his as sistant, John Bronich, our former Lodge member. They will address the audience briefly with greetings. the price you pay is $1.00, the choice of games to play is entirely up to you. There's prizes for winners and, in some cases, prizes for the losers. Refreshments will be pro vided by the Mothers' Club. Those of you who can't play cards, or don't want to play cards, don't let this stop you from coming down and join ing the fun. There are other games to play, also. We'd ike to see as many of you at these card parties as possible, since a successful turnout at the party insures successful operation of our Nest in its activities. We are sure that you moth ers and fathers With children in Nest 318 want your chil dren to have fun at our sea sonal parties. The best way to insure the continued success of our Nest, and the contin ued social events which have been so much entertainment for the children in the past, is to join the Mothers' Gub which meet on the first Thursday of the month, and join in its activities. So, let's recapitulate all the coming events and see if there isn't one thing here which some of you can parti cipate in: 1. Kolo Classes—start Sep tember 10th, and then con tinue every second and fourth Friday of the month, at the Lodge Hall. 2. Junior Bowling League —Saturday afternoons, 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at Bowlwood Al leys, Woodward at Grand Boulevard. Register with Ma rie Morgan, FO-64390, FO 61654. 3. Mothers' Club Party— September 30, 8 PM, Lodge Hall, 1735 E. McNichols St. $1.00 per person, prizes, re freshments. 4. Mothers' Club monthly meetings—first Thursday of each month at the Lotlge Hall,, 7:30 PM. Kaffeklatch after the meetings. We'll be seeing you at all these affairs! Marijana Relich, Sec'y. Refreshments will be serv ed in the lower hall, and mu sic will be furnished in the evening by our young musi cians for your dancing pleas ure. Prior to the Concert, the children will appear on a tele vision and radio program. We cordially invite one and all to attend. Badger State In Anniversary Mood Milwaukee, Wise. The Wisconsin State Council of C.F.U. Lodges is quite busy at the present time with ar rangements for the 60th An niversary Celebration of the founding of the Croatian Fra ternal Union. This gala celebration is to be held on Sunday, October 24th, 1954, at the South Side Armory Hall located at 1620 South 6th Street in Milwau kee. The program is scheduled to start promptly at 3:00 PM, with such famous celebreties appearing as brother Martin Krasich, Treasurer c' the C.F.U., Charles Elias and his tamburitzans, and the Amity Girls Glee Club. Arrangements are also be-, ing made to have a group of kolo dancers on the program, and several other interesting personalities. After the pro gram, a delicious supper will be served, and dancing will commence at 7:00 P.M. with the Elias Tamburitzans play ing for your dancing pleasure.