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Frank J. Pavelin, Sec'y. Joe Povich, Sec'y. Page 9. Stephania Fishter, \n\n November 3,1954. Cleveland Žumberaks Will Celebrate Seventeenth Anniversary November 27 Cleveland, Ohio With a very capable and diligent young lady like Mary A. Pop ovic carrying on the duties of Secretary, it would seem cer tain that the 17th Anniver sary Celebration of "Žumbe raks" CFU Lodge 859 will be a rousing success. However, there is always a lag between the work of a leader and the final achieve ment of results, as people simply fail to get stirred up immediately over the an nouncement of plans. For this reason we are penning these words as an appeal to the membership to buckle down and lend every bit of assis tance towards assuring a huje success on November 21. At our next meeting be sure to purchase your tickets for the playhouse production of Elmer Rice's "The Win ner." We are already pledged to purchase at least one hun dred twenty-five tickets, the proceeds from which we ob tain a rebate. Coast Glee Club Set For Concert Los Angeles, Calif. The faithful friends of the "Sla vulj" Singing Society, as well as all lovers of good Croatian music, will gather at the Sons of Herman Hall, 25th and Main Streets, at 3:00 PM, on Sunday, November 14th, the date of our Annual Con cert. The Chorus will appear in all its splendor, with the members attired in their beautiful and colorful native costumes. The lovely songs and the rollicking fun which in variably characterize a "Slavulj" concert are sure to please a most diversified au dience. Our Technical Committee has done itself proud with the selections of songs we all enjoy hearing. Mr. Frederick Bannash, our Director, has several surprises in store for our guests, arrangements for which are being made at the present time. Another surprise will be the appearance of a German Choral Group which, inciden tally, is also under the lead ership of our Director Ban nash. Immediately following the Concert there will be music for your dancing pleasure for you kolo enthusiasts, and la ter in the evening a modern band will take Giver the mu sical chores. There will be plenty of good food, roast chicken, hams, sauerkraut and koba se, and, of course, the deli cious strudels which are a tradition with our people. Both hot and cold liquid re freshments will be served throughout the day. We urge you to reserve the date, Sunday, November 14, and plan to spend the day with us, as we' are convinced that there is nothing which binds us closer together than the beauty of our old world songs. We should all make a pro mise to attend and help keep alive this branch of our na tional activity in the cultural field so that it may never die. Pass along the news and let's have a record turnout! Mary M. Pickard, Pub. Detroit Home Members Will Meet November 6 Detroit, Mich. The mem bers of the National Croatian Home Corporation will hold their quarterly membership meeting on Saturday, Novem ber 6, 1954, at 7f00 PM, at 1735 E. McNichols Road. It is of the utmost impor tance that each and every member be in attendance at this session. Helen A. Stupac, Rep. Plans are already being made to purchase refresh ments with this rebate, good ies which will be distributed free of charge to those in at tendance at the Drury The atre on the date of the big shindig. After being entertained by the rich comedy of Elmer Rice in the hilarious produc tion "The Winner" all guests will gather in the newly re modeled Green Room for a round of chitchat. For tickets, see Mary Popovic at 1172 E. 58th Street, or cili EN 1-7829. A week later, on Saturday night, November 27th, the "Žumberaks" will get around to their 17th Anniversary Celebration at the brand new St. Nicholas Hall. An attrac tive door prize will be offer ed to the lucky ticket holder. If you're not a lucky soul, you can work up a prize for yourself by selling v the most dance tickets. George Relich, Scribe Kenosha's Amity Set For Hoedown Kćnosha, Wise. Arc you ready for that Costume Par ty sponsored annually by "Amity" CFU Lodge 692, this year scheduled for Saturday, November 6, at Burger's Hall, located on 49th Street and 7th Avenue? Have you been hearing the familiar question "What'll I wear?" 'Sfunny, but a wom an asks this when she's ready to go to a banquet, a movie, dance or even when she's pre paring for a costume ball. Well in the way of sugges tions we have the favorite gypsy outfit, harem attire, costumes from all nations, French apache dancers or Russian cossacks. From the nursery rhymes we can find Simple Simon, Little Bo Peep or Little Boy Blue, and in looking over the calendar we notice holidays which can be depicted in gay seasonal, his toric or patriotic themes. Yes, there are many ideas, so please come dressed in cos tume. The dancing will begin at 8:30 PM and the music will be dished out by Charlie Eli as and his boys, so be sure to wear your dancing shoes. As Anna Jambrek and Justine Kluka are in charge of the lunch, we can plan on being fed well! Frankie Lane will be on hand to keep the bartenders in line (still think you should come dressed as Georgeous George!) and many other "Amityites" will be around to make the evening of Novem ber 6th a night you'll never forget. Get your tickets in advance from any member of our Lodge and plan to spend a hi larious evening in our midst. Prizes will be awarded for various costumes, too. We hope our friends from Wau kegan, North Chicago, Ra cine and other cities will be with us to help us have fun. "Amity" Chatterbox Great Day Ahead For Hamilton Home Members Hamilton, Ont. The Cro atian National Home mem bers wish to make known to our people in this vicinity that they will celebrate their 24th Anniversary and the 3rd Anniversary bf the rebuilding of their new home, on Satur day, November 13th, at the Croatian Home, 173 Beach Road. The festivities will take the delightful form of a Banquet, Program and Dance begin ning promptly at 8:00 PM. The dinner will be followed by several interesting speech es and then the floor will be cleared for dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Stanko Spehar, Chairman Lodges In Peril Of Delegate Loss. (Continued From Page 7X represented by three of their own Delegates. Knowing that brother Ba lich is in first place in this year's Jubilee Membership Drive, and knowing his abili ties, as wc'l as the abilities and good will of the Lodge president, brother e n i h, and also knowing the high regard and respect enjoyed by these two Lodge officers among their members, we firmly believe that they, with the help of their members, will fulfill their promise. We will be most happy to wel come three Delegates from Ljodge 288, Indiana Harbor, Ind., to ths Ninth Convention. Aliquippa In Good Spot Our Lodge No. 423, in the neighboring community o Al'~uippa, Pa., presently has 767tmemlr-rs. We know that the worthy! secretary that Lodge, bro ther Ivan Babičh, is exerting his efforts to enable his Lodge, for the first time, to achieve the honor of being represented 'y four Dele gates. He will need help, so we call upon the good members of that Lodge to get busy so that we can greet four Dele gates from Lodge No. 423, Aliquippa, at the Convention in Philadelphia next year. Gary, Detroit "Feuding" In contusion, we consider it more than worthy of men tion that present indications are brightly in favor of our being able to welcome six Del egates at the coming Convc tion from Lodge No. 170, Gary, Ind., and six Delegates from Lodge No. 351, Detroit, Mich. There exists a lively and friendly competition between these two largest CFU Lod ges for fLct place in number of members. Lodge No. 170, Gary, has 1,156 members. Therefore, they need 44 new members to reach 1,200 and the right to six Delegates. Lodge No. 351, Detroit, '^as 1,136 membc 3. They need 64 new members to achieve eli gibility for six Delegates. Remember, Tempus Fugit So, to work, sisters and o e s o e o i e s builders, members of the Lodges mentioned hereinbe fore to work, so that your Lodges may have sufficient membership to be eligible for their own Delegates. You should do so during the current year, during the present Jubilee Campaign of your organization, so that your efforts may be recorded among the contributions of the good and deserving mem bers of the Croatian Frater nal Union in the, 60th Anni versary year of its operation among our people in the Uni ted States and Canada. It is an honor to be a mem ber of the Croatian Fraternal Union, and still a greater hon or to be one of its builders! Buffalo Bowlen Will Pad Pre-Toumey Chest Buffalo, N. Y. The CFU Lodge 557 Jerry Kustich e o i a o w i n e a u e members are already looking ahead to next year's tourney classic in Chicago, and will endeavor to stash away some well earned funds for the trip by sponsoring a Harvest Dance on Saturday, Novem ber 6, at the Croatian Hall. Music on the occasion will be provided by the up and coming Slav Serenaders un der the capable leadership of Frankie Rovison. This musi cal aggregation is fast be coming an old time favorite down at the "dugout" at all festive gatherings. The shuffling and high pitched revelry will reign su preme from 9:00 PM until the usual wee hours of the morning. Charles Kristich Seattle Lodges And Nest Will Salute Croatian Fraternal Union November 20 Seattle, Wash. The mem bers of Seattle Lodges 439, 764, and Junior Order Nest 220 will sponsor a program and dance on Saturday, No vember 20th, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Cro atian Fraternal Union. Arrangements are being made under the joint chair manship of Philip Mikulich, President of Lodge 439, and Joe Sarich of Lodge 764. The evening's activities will get under way with the program arranged, under the direction of Eleanore Dragos, by the members of Lodge 439 aiyi Nest 220 who form the col orful and enjoyable Croatian Cultural Club. The kitchen co i 11 e e headed by Mrs. Mike Mataya This event is supposed to be somewhat off the beaten track, as far as glee club pre sentations of our nationality are concerned. It is not pat terned after the formal pro gram of chorus type singing as in the past, and as such is not being called a concert. This is to be an event where both the public and the club can "let their hair down" since the whole affair will be based on informality. A sort of night club, restaurant, vau deville type atmosphere is to be achieved by the Glee Club, putting everyone of the pub lic at its ease, while allowing the membership, who will perform on this informal pro gram of entertainment, a chance to use their imagina tion and othe^ talents. They will present acts, skits, etc., which will come as a definite surprise, as well as a welcome change to most of our con cert-going public. Whether or not such an evening of entertainment is to be an annual affair, de pends completely on the re sponse of the audience. If it is received with the enthusi asm that we hope to see, the affair will be an assured suc cess and will be retained as an annual fall performance. If just one part of the en thusiasm being generated by the young people who are to be the nucleus of the program can be transferred to our audience, we can be sure of a "standing room only "turn out. We hope it will gain a fa vorable reaction, and we do wish everyone reading these lines would try to be there to let us know what, in their es timation, was good, and what could be improved. So there it is. November 14th, Croatian Glee Club "Harmony," First Annual Fall Frolic. Dancing, Enter tainment, Refreshments. §ee you all! and Mrs. Steve Sarich plans an array of delectable spec ialties, while Mr. Matt Dragin promises the usual assort ment at the bar. Washington Hall at 14th and East Fir Streets has been selected as the site for the celebration, scheduled to be gin at 8:30. Dancing to the music of Matt Picinich and his orchestra will begin at 9:^0. Subsequent issues of the Zajedničar will give full de tails of this coming event. e a n w i e e e e e time, date, place, and the in vitation from the three Se attle units to all members of the "Zajednica" in this area and their friends. Eleanor M. Dragos, Scribe North Side Pittsburgh Lodge 455 To Hold Supper And Social November 21 i s u a The members of "St. Ann" CFU Lodge 455 cordially invite their friends to attend a Sup per and Social on Sunday, November 21, at 6:00 PM, at the Javor Hall, 822 Canal St., North Side Pittsburgh. The Committee on Ar rangements is expending ev ery effort to have every item on the menu delicious and pleasing to all guests. There will be homemade cakes for you to enjoy, and the music of Mr. J. Urban for your dancing or listening pleasure. Chicago Choir In 1st Annual Frolic Chicago, 111. The Cro atian Glee Club "Harmony" of Chicago, the newly organ ized Glee Club, is going to present its First Annual Fall Frolic on November 14th at the Lithuanian Auditorium, 3133 So. Halsted Street. The purpose of this social is to provide a mutual gath ering place for our members, where they may converse, ex change ideas and in general, enjoy fraternal social commu nion with their fellow mem bers. All proceeds will go di rectly in our treasury. You'll receive the hospitali ty and genial companionship which is a necessary part of true brotherhood, if you plan to attend our shindig on Sun day, November 21st. Emma Klueber, Pres. Hamilton Lodges To Screen Movie Hamilton, Ont. For the very first time on Sunday, December 19th, the much dis cussed film, "This Is Your Croatian Fraternal Union!" will be shown on this side of the border, at the Croatian Hall, 173 Beach Road, at 7:30 PM. This film showing will be sponsored by CFU Lodge 644 and, pending membership ap proval, Lodge 954. We'd ad vise each and every member of the Croatian Fraternal Union to see this moving dra ma which depicts various phases of fraternalism in ac tion in our ranks. We also hope to have San ta Claus, that merry old gent, with us that very same eve ning, so bring along the youngsters. The complete program for the evening will be outlined in later issues of the Official Organ so watch for further details. Joseph Stanovich, Mgr. East St. Louis Party On November 14 Slate East St. Louis, III. A Pil low Case Social, sponsored by three groups, namely the "Vjerne Hrvatice" Lodge 579, the "Ban Josip Jelacic" and the "White Rose" Club, all of East St. Louis, will be held on Sunday, November 14, at 2:00 PM at the Croatian Hall, 9th and Lynch Avenue. Your Sunday afternoon is sure to be a pleasant one if you attend this social. Our previous endeavor was a great success since our good friends made it so, and we are therefore depending on them again. So make plans now to be with us. Meet your friends at the Croatian Hall on Novem ber 14th and have a grand time. Oh yes, there will be a heap of refreshments avail able with which tp while a way your afternoon. A n energetic Committee comprised of Mrs. Julia Ga lik, Mrs. Thomas Franich, Mrs. Louis Bleier, Mrs. Frank Ontl, Mrs. John Malenkovich, John Tomic and Robert Galik, extends a cordial invitation to attend to all our friends. Committee Much Interest In Membership Drive (Continued From Page 7) Ont. Bro. Boljkovac, too, is very close to achieving his goal of Honorary Delegate to the 9th CFU Convention. He certainly has entrenched him self in first place amongst our Canadian recruiters. And, speaking of Canada, we are happy to announce that the Junior Order De partment has issued its first Educational Endowment Age 18 certificate to a citizen of the Dominion. That member is Edward Stephen Bradica, the new-born son of Michael Bradica, President of our Hamilton Lodge 954. Bro. Bradica, always an exemplary fraternalist, is sat isfied with nothing but the best for his offspring. Canadian Outlook Good Our readers will remember that, while this department was issuing the old type cer tificates, we were permitted to -M only the 20 Year En dowments in Canada in addi tion to the Term. With the adoption of th« new, modern CSO tables, the Dominion has permitted us to issue all of our certificates, i. e., Term, 20 Year Endow ment, 20 Pay-Endowment at Age 85 and the Educational Endowment at Age 18, as well as Payor Benefits. We cannot close this com mentary on Canada without the warmest commendation for another Canadian field worker. That is none other than bro. Joseph Stanovich, Manager of our Hamilton, Ont., Nest 397. Bro. Stano vich, who now has over 500 Points to his credit, is a con sistent laborer in the vine yard of fraternalism. He is always casting about for new ideas to attract new members. Fraternalism His Forte A few weeks ago bro. Sta novich sponsored a movie night. He screened Croatian movies for junior and senior CFU members and interested non-members. He used the opportunity to conduct an open forum dis cussion about the CFU. For the occasion, he prepared a leaflet, adequately yet con cisely describing the manifold benefits of CFU membership, the new Income Defender sick benefit certificate and all of the Junior Order certificates, particularly the new CSO issues. This summaiy was written in both the English and Cro atian languages and would do credit to any one of us here at headquarters who are, and must be, much better ac quainted with all the techni cal intricacies of an insurance contract. Our CFU shall always pro gress and be in the vanquard of the fraternal world as long as it has such avid, self-sac rificing exponents. We salute you, brothers—you and the hundreds of other zealous workers in this Campaign. To you all, whether you have amassed hundreds of Points or been able, despite all your efforts, to enroll but one new memfcor—our appreciation is heartfelt. Zeigler Lodge 452 To Sponsor Duquesne Tarns Zeigler, III. The mem bers of CFU Lodge 452 are making plans to sponsor the internationally known u quesne University Tamburit zans in a Concert on Satur day evening, November 20, at 7:30 PM, at the Zeigler Com munity High School Audito rium. Following the conclusion of the Concert, the famous ensemble and our guests will retire to the Eagle Club, to dance for the remainder of the evening. Kolo Federation Going Concern Pittsburgh, Pa. The Ko lo Federation of America held its quarterly meeting on Sun day, October 24th, in East Pittsburgh. Many items of in terest were discussed and some plans were made for the future. More detalis about, these will appear later. At the present time we would like to stress one par ticular point agreed upon by the delegates at this meeting, and that is that we begin a teacher training program for the teaching of kolos. In oth er words, those who can dance the kolo but would like some training on how to teach the steps, may now at tend special classes sponsored by the Federation. In the Pittsburgh area any one who can dance and would like to teach the kolo, is urged to contact Mrs. Charlene Vu kela, Kolo Federation Presi dent, at the South Slavic Workers Hall, East Pitts burgh. The first session will be held on Sunday, November 7, beginning at 3:00 PM. You may write to Mrs. Vukela at 4803 Mooney Rd., Homestead, Pa. Cleveland area prospects will be given instructions by Mrs. Irma Mullec and Miss Doris Lucich who also belong to the Federation. The time and place will be announced in the next issue of the "Z". We invite you people from the Youngstown, Akron, Bar berton, Lorain and other communities in this area who are interested in teaching ko lo, to be with us for the in structions. In conjunction with this program we are planning to have instruction papers made up so that steps may be re called easily if they are for gotten. For any information concerning this teacher train ing idea please write to Lou ise Sasek, 1129 Addison Rd., Cleveland 3, Ohio. At our last meeting a date was selected for our Federa tion Christmas Party. It will be staged on Saturday, De cember 11, 1954. We will all have dinner at Paule's Look out in East Pittsburgh, Pa., and later dance at the Du quesne Club. More information pertain ing to this will be printed la ter. We hope all Federation members will plan to be with us for this get-together. At this time we wish to thank all the participating clubs for having their groups all represented at our meet ing. We felt that it was a good meeting and we were able to decide many issues. The next quarterly meet ing will be held in January, 1955, at the South Slavic Workers Hall. Cards will be mailed out, giving the time and exact date. In the meantime, don't for get our teacher training pro gram, and also the Xmas Party on December 11th, at Paule's Lookout in East Pitts burgh, Pa. Louise Sasek Johnnie Juniors Must Keep Dues Up To Snuff Johnstown, Pa. The of ficers and members of CFU Lodge 5 have laid down the law concerning delinquent members housed in the ranks of Junior Nest 4. In strict adherence to their decision, we are hereby again issuing a warning to suspend every affiliate who is delin quent in the payment of his dues for a period of two months or more. One of the most aggravat ing problems of a Nest Man ager is the door to door col lections which we are forced to make and finding, in some cases, that the member has pulled up stakes without no tifying us of his or her change o/ address. If you have moved, please let us know your new mailing Vital Datum- Worth Knowing By Joseph Bella Supreme Secretary Pittsburgh, Pa. Last week, we received a few ques tions from our Secretaries which merit some comment on our part, so that others may benefit should they be confronted with similar prob lems. Question: Can we accept applicants who claim that either parent, or grandparent, is of Slavic descent? Answer: Yes, we do ac cept such applicants into membership, providing, o course, that the applicant has some proof that either par ent, or grandparent, is of Sla vic descent. This proof can be obtained by the Lodge, and it is not necessary to mail such proof to the Home Office, be cause once we receive an ap proved application from the Lodge for a new applicant, we take it for granted that the Lodge made all the necessary inquiries about the applicant as required by our By-Laws. Member One Lodge Only Question: Can a member be insured in two different Lodges and have 2 separate certificates, that is, one cer tificate with each Lodge? Answer: To this ques tion, we must answer very definitely in the negative. If we allowed such a practice to be in effect, it would create quite a few problems and complications. To begin with, such a member would be en titled to vote for Delegates or Lodge Officers in more than one Lodge, which would not be fair to other members who are afforded the privi lege of voting only once. Then too, it would necessitate the keeping of more than one set of records, thus making it that much more difficult to keep track of s\ich nmnhajk™ Paid-Up Certificates V Question: Does a mem ber with a paid-up certificate have to submit a medical for an increase of insurance, if such member is now 39 years of age? Answer: Every appli cant for membership must submit a medical if they are past 35 years of age, regard less of whether they are mem bers at present or not. This is a requirement of our By Laws which cannot be viola ted at any time. Please Cash Checks Having concluded our ques tions for the week, we should like to take this opportunity to remind our Lodge Secreta ries that the end of the year is fast approaching. This means that all Lodge work and membership trans actions should be cleaned up within the next two months, so that our records at the Home Office will be as com plete as possible by the end of the year. The most important of these are the outstanding checks, which are held un cashed for more than 90 days by our members and Lodge Secretaries. If the checks, which we issue, are are not cashed within 90 days, such checks are no longer negoti able, which means that we must then correspond with the bank and Lodge, and al so issue duplicate checks. All this unnecessary work could be eliminated if the checks, were cashed as soon as they are received from the Home Office. Therefore, we s o n y urge our members and Lod ges to check their files for any uncashed checks, and see to it that same are cashed immediately. address just as soon as pos sible, thereby saving us the headaches of repeated trips to wrong addresses.