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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*

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Please send your children
to the Center on that date so
that we may have a good
showing for the first re
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.
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
(Time Shown is Daylight Savings Time)
6:30 P.M. Special Musical Salute to Croatian Day, ori
ginating from the studios of Radio Station WMCK,
McKeesport, Pa., 1360 Kilocycles.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3. Mothers' Club Party—
September 30, 8 PM, Lodge
Hall, 1735 E. McNichols St.
$1.00 per person, prizes, re
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
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.

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