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cember 455 ness come out KSloga" I (goLDIER-TAMS: "ZAJEDNIČAR" m,. Y Slovan Members 'n jybllee Fete wejj John Kosovec, Sec'y. Michael Mikulcic, Sec'y. Anne Loncarich 1813 \n\n Gary Will Host Junior Conclave (Continued From Page 7) This should be an especial attraction for you youngsters who have always wanted to see the Home and enjoy a never-to-be-forgotten v a a tion. This time your trans portation will be assured in that you need just 25 more points to your goal as dele gate. How about it you Jun iors? Those especially from way out West, East and away up in Canada get that 25 ex tra points and you'll have the most memorable two weeks of your life. Re: Honorary Delegates Oh yes, we are looking for Honorary Senior Delegates too. Any Senior member may work for the same reward and for only twice the Junior requirement. Thus if a Senior member living within 200 miles of Gary wishes to work for the honorary delcgateship, round trip coach fare and hotel accommodations, he need acquire only 100 points. If he lives within 1000 miles of Gary he needs 150 points and all others need only 200. In later issues we will de tail the schedule of the Con vention. We can now tell you that it will materialize in the following fashion: Registration at Hotel Gary on Friday evening, July 1 of ficial opening of the Conven tion at Gary's Croatian Cen ter on Saturday, July 2nd, with morning and afternoon sessions a banquet and dance the same evening at the Cen ter sightseeing tour to Chi cago Sunday, and attendance at Gary's Nest 10 picnic. On Monday, July 4, another tour and attendance at the annual CFU Children's Home picnic. Let's go Juniors, can you ask for anything more excit ing than this.? You have a full 5 months to attain your goal. Fill out the "Declaration of Intention" and return to us. In conclusion we want to 'take this opportunity to thank the membership of Lodge 170 and Nest 10 of Gary for accepting the bur dens of hosting this great af fair. We shall have to call upon you all as well as that I important auxiliary, the Nest 10 Mother's Club, for assis tance. You have already indi cated your true fraternal spi rit by accepting a great re sponsibility! Versailles, Pa. The next meeting of CFU Lodge 146 will be held on Sunday, De cember 19, at 1:30 PM, sharp, at the Lodge Hall, Third and Jefferson Streets. Campaign Committee, Michael Grasha, Chair. Frank Braidic, Vice-Chair. Stephen F. Brkicli, Sec'y. December 19 To Bring Lodge 146 Nominations This session is of vital im portance and we ask that all affiliates be in attendance without fail. We have a very important discussion on so- The officers and the Com mittee wish to thank bros. Milan Vranesh and Michael Grasha for the very fine speeches they rendered No vember 27 at our 60th Anni versary of the Croatian Fra ternal Union celebration. Our appreciation also goes out to those who were in at tendance, and those who per formed on the stage, namely, the musical trio. Amanda Don't forget our X,iOdee meeting! Cleveland Lodge 859 Members Select Administrative Leaders For Year 1955 Nick Lat kovic Elevated To Presidency Of One Of Society's Most Active Units Cleveland, Ohio The at tendance at the annual meet ing of "žumberaks" C. F. U. Lodge 859 was very good. Members streamed into the St. Nicholas Hall from all parts of the city to make their yearly choice of the Lodge's official family. A host of surprises was in the offing when election time Tor new officers rolled around and the following were se lected to head our organiza tion during the coming year: Meet Our Officers President, Nick Latkovic Vice-President, Mary Leon hardt Financial Secretary, oldie Malone Recording Secretary, Helen Relic Trea- 31 and enjoy one of Leonhardt and Martha Hunn, along with the assistance of the "Žumberak" ladies. Await Party, Tammies Wilson Latkovic, whose brother is our new President, announces that tickets for the annual Duquesne Concert, to be presented at the Music Hall on February 13, will be ready soon. So, keep up on all the committee meetings to help along this worthwhile project. George Strahinic, the hust ling Chairman of our New Year's Eve Party, is making great progress in interesting our members in attending this bargain affair. And more people certainly ought to take surer, Joseph Petkovic and an interest. Junior Nest 62 Manager, Ju-1 The event will take place dy Kramarich. i at the brand new St. Nicholas We extend our heartiest' Hall, with music geared to the congratulations and hope that delight of all our guests. The these leaders will be able to refreshments will be unlimi forge ahead in the coming ted and both refreshing months. No doubt they will require the full cooperation of drinks and tasty foods will be on the menu throughout the our entire membership in do-1 festivities. Numerous favors inga good job, so let's all get are in store for those in at in there and pitch with them. tendance, to be used in gay All members in attendance, fashion at the party or taken were treated to a delicious home as souvenirs. snack after the meeting. A| By all means make your plentiful supply of tasty nut! plans for New Year's Eve to bread, hot dogs, cookies and include a Visit to St. Nicholas coffee was on the agenda, Hall, thanks to the efforts of Mary George Relich, Scribe West Coast's Largest Croatian Group To Stage New Year's Eve Festivities Los Angeles, Calif. The Croatian National Associa tion, with its fifteen member organizations, will oncc again s o n s o i s A n n u a N e w Year's Eve Dance at the Cro a i a n e e a i o n e n e 11625 South Budlong Avenue, on Friday, December 31. Two orchestras, the popu lar Ray King and his modern dance orchestra, and the famed Hyduk Tamburitzans, will hold sway continuously from 8:00 PM until 2:00 AM, with the dance ensembles al ternating for your added pleasure. Make it your social busi- early on De- the biggest nights of fun ever offered our people in Los Angeles. The combination of two dance bands contracted to play until the wee hours of the morning, coupled with the added attraction of refresh ments, noisemakers and pri zes galore, should draw a re cord crowd to the festivities. A gala celebration is in store for all members and friends of the Association, and this includes all affili ates of CFU Lodges 177, 677, 865, 880 and 972. Let's all get together to celebrate and welcome in the year 1955. East Chicago "Sloga" Singers Review Memorable Highlights Of Great Year East Chicago, Ind. The Croatian Singing Society "Sloga" met recently to dis cuss the work it has accomp lished in 1954, and to make plans for December to con clude the year as the Calumet Area's most active vocal group. In 1954, "Sloga" presented Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow" twice, both times in matinees at Roosevelt High School Auditorium in East Chicago. The dates were May 9 and October 24 and marked the first production of its type ever undertaken by cial members coming up and i singing group in this county, also the task of nominating Each performance was fol our candidates for the vari ous official positions for the coming year. lowed by a dance. "Sloga" sponsored two pub lic picnics last summer at Delta Grove in Black Oak. They sang at two outstand ing events: The fortieth an niversary at Seaman Hall of Gary's Croatian glee club. "Preradovic" and the Marian Year Festival on August 15 at Princeton Hall in Chicago. The annual presentation of the Duquesne University Tamburitzans on Rena Tomich, Pub. month, a party follows the Monday night rehearsal of "Sloga" a the Croatian Home in Indiana Harbor. Par ties are given for departing or returning former members now in service members who are newly married elections and other important efforts of the group. In conclusion of the year's work, "Sloga" will prepare an hour of Christmas music to be heard over Gary radio station WGRY during the holidays. As a final social affair, "Sloga" members and a I their guests will enjoy a Xmas party shortly. First business in the new year will be a yearly meeting and elec tions. It is presumed "Sloga" will continue its busy enter tainment schedule in 1955 and go on to achieve even greater successes in the new vear. i Alliance Voting Will November Take Place December 19 Alliance, Ohio We beg to call the attention of all mem- bers of Lodge 784 that the 28 was the region's leading Annual Meeting will be held cultural event of 1954. A Sunday, December 19, at 1819 Pavlic, Cecelia Odorsich and dance also followed the per-. Railroad Street. Patricia Derkos. our accordi- formance, rated as the best The session will be called to on soloist, Ted Erkman, and the Lillian Jasper Dancing Studio for the fine talent furnished. ever given by the college order at 1:00 PM sharp and group in its seven years of be devoted to the election of touring to East Chicago, officers for 1955 and discus- officers gave a din- sion of everything which will next I ner to honor the Tamburit-1 tend to increase interest in zans after the concert. our Lodge. Mildred Zalac. Rec. Sec'y. On an average of once a Louise Rozich, Rec. Sec'y. Žumberaks Prep For Great Year Shown above are four members of the Duquesne University R. O. T. C. program, each also a star in his own right with the school's internationally famed Tamburitzans. Standing, left to right, Cadft Colonel William Verrot and Tom LeCleir. William Vergot Is Highly Honored By Duquesne Military Science Department Pittsburgh, Pa. William ing Vergot, the son of Mr.?. Bar bara Urban of Trafford, Pa., and a member of CFU Lodge 541, was recently awarded Cleveland, Ohio The "Žumberaks" CFU Lodge 859 affiliates found themselves fully occupied with the Seven teenth Anniversary celebra tion affair staged on Novem ber. 27th at the remodeled St. Nicholas Hall. Tavo prizes were given a way, these being two pair of ducats to the Lions-Browns football game on December 19th. Mary Strahinic held the lucky number stub on one pair and the other two went to George Muser for selling the most tickets for our dance. Under the chairmanship of e o e S a i n i a N e w Year's Eve Party is being ar ranged. Let's all pitch in to make this a grand shindig. As we look to the horizon we see another huge social And on February 13. 1955, the famed Duquesne Univer sity Tamburitzans make their annual appearance at the popular Music Hall. Wilson Latkovic announces that tic kets will be available for this affair shortly, and that com mittee chairmen are needed. George Rclich, Scribe scholastic achievements for his three years at Du quesne. In addition to his military career, Bill is an outstanding one of the highest honors by i performer with the Duquesne the Department of Military Science at Duquesne Univer sity. The program, known as the R.O.T.C., trains college stu dents to become officers in the United States Army. Bill was also the head of the entire review of 650 Ca dets that marched before the reviewing board of the Uni versity. Chosen as Cadet Colonel, it was his day to show how well trained his men were. His award, the Distinguished Military Stu dent Badge, was for outstand- Ujtii v e s i v Tamburitzans, singing, playing and dancing with the group. A senior in the School of Arts and Sciences, Bill has been on the Dean's list or honor roll for the past three years. He is well known on the campus and heads many activity groups. Kneeling, usual sequence, Stan Rodina and William Prezgay. Bro. Vergot, member of Trafford, Pa., Lodge 541, was recently high ly honored by Duquesne's Department of Military Science, details of which appear elsewhere in this issue. A real go-getter, Bill is an! treat. outstanding example of the rpjie Slovan. Pa. A final sa lute to the Diamond Jubilee of the Croatian Fraternal Union, before the year passes into history, will be fired by the members of CFU Lodge 54S, on Saturday evening, December 18th, at the Cro atian Home. A gigantic 60th Anniversa ry celebration will be staged at that time in commemora tion of this nationally mark ed occasion, while in the af ternoon of the same day the youngsters of our Junior Nest will receive their Yule- type of fine CFU members ]ar tamburitza ensemble un w o attend our nation s direction of Mr. Matt schools as representatives of i l. Gouze has been engaged to provide music for dancing in the evening. our people. Charles Cubelic, Publicity Battle Creek In For Festive Hite Battle Creek, Mich. We'd advise the members of CFU Lodge 533 to dust off their dancing shoes pronto and get ready for the gay and festive New Year's Eve shindig on Friday, December 31st, at the Croatian Club, at 9:00 PM. Refreshments of both the liquid and solid varieties will be plentiful, along with scores of noisemakers and favors. The music for your listening and dancing pleasure will be furnished by the "New Tam buritza Orchestra". We have every intention of trying our best to provide a grand time for our members and we're hoping you will all show up for the festivities which are destined to keep the joint jumping until the late hour of 4:00 AM. Come early in order to ob tain a choice seat and stay as event coming up, and that is long as you like. We stand our forthcoming fun-making salute to the new year's fare well to the one which is now passing into history. ready to extend a cordial welcome to all who cross our threshold on this, the gayest evening of the year. Jake Remenar, Rec. Sec'y. Field Worners, attention! A o imately 62,500,000 human beings are born into the world every year. That's about two every second. Plen ty of prospects for member ship in the CFU among them, so look around you and sign your share today. known and popu- Our friends from both near and far are invited to help us mark the birthday of our great organization by joining us in the festivities on Decem ber 18th. Lodge 177 Membership Should Cooperate More Los Angeles, Calif. The close of the year brings with it the necessity for our mem bers of CFU Lodge 177 to pause and take stock of their Lodge and its social and fi nancial status. We must be made to realize that it is up to us to make our Lodge function properly, through mutual cooperation from each and every affiliate. It is necessary that each One more thing before we close, and that is that many of our members have moved during the year and have not notified the secretary of the change in address. Oldest ES Lodge In Annual Confab Cleveland, Ohio The next regular business meeting of the "Pioneer" Lodge 663 will be held Friday evening, December 17th, at the Cro atian National Home, 6314 St. Clair Avenue, beginning at 8 PM. This is the last meeting of the year for our Lodge, the CFU's oldest ESL, and we would like to see a better at tendance than has been noted during the past few months. Following adjournment of the regular monthly meeting, we will hold the Annual Meeting for the election of Lodge officers who will guide the "Pioneers" during the year of 1955. Every member of the Lodge should make an effort to attend the Annual Meeting, because it is the most important meeting of the year. Neither the regular month ly meeting or the Annual Meeting will be lengthy af fairs, so why not come down |tnd join with us in the elec tion of officers for next year. And finally, we want to re mind all members who are in arrears with their dues to make payment before the year ends, because we want to have clear accounts to be gin the New Year. Remember the '•'Pioneer" Meeting on Friday, Decem ber 17th. John Badovinac, Pres. Ann Wiatrowski, Sec'y. Clairton Lodge Plans Yule Fete Clairton, Pa. An Xmas Concert and Dance will be staged by CFU Lodge 534 on Sunday, December 26th, at 7:00 PM, at the Croatian Hall on Maple Street. The Concert will feature, for practically the very first time in our territory, Matt Gouze and his new Pittsburgh A11 University Tamburitza Ensemble which was recently organized under the capable hand of this well known maestro. We cordially invite our members, friends and frater nalists from the entire area to spend the post-Yuletide holiday basking in our hos pitality and enjoying the mu sic of this new ensemble. Battle Creek Recorder Puts Member On Spot Battle Creek, Mich. Ixicj time has rolled around to once again issue that familiar call to invite all members of CFU Lodge 533 to attend the all-important yearly meeting scheduled for Sunday, Decem ber 19, at 1:00 PM, at the Croatian Club. Now is the time when we get together to lead, repre sent and try to better our or ganization during the coming year. The few affiliates who are in attendance at our meetings regularly are not a true rep resentation of our member ship. They alone cannot rep resent or support the activi ties which come up from time to time. We need the entire membership to do the job up right. We have an important item member pays his monthly dues regularly and it is far up for discussion at this ses easier to fork over ope pay ment than when it accumu- lates for a period of two and three months. Those of you who have not received your annual divi dends as yet, please send in your dues book to the secre tary and have this sum re corded. If there is any unpaid balance in your book, we will naturally deduct this from the amount of the dividend. sion and that is the remodel- ing of our Lodge Hall. All hands must be on deck for a decision on this vital issue. Members, we need help and loads of it. Let us not sit back with that "I don't care" atti tude and let things go to pot. This is 1955 and not 1925, so let's wake up and get the fra ternal show on the road. In other words, let's all show up at our annual meet ing next Sunday, Should the session last a little longer than usual, the Lodge will furnish refresh- December 15,1954. Society's Movie Bound For Canada (Continued From Page 7) ous crafts and lessons in the Croatian language instill our o e rn Croatian-American youngsters with a new re spect for the folklore of their parents. Santa Claus To Attend As a fitting climax of the movie we see the everyday living of the children housed in the CFU's pride and joy, the Children's Home in Des Plaines, 111. The annual 4th of July festival at the Home is also filmed in all its splen dor and magnitude. A cordial invitation to at tend this great event is cx tended to all CFU members, non-members and friends in Hamilton and other colonies in nearby areas. We will have a silver collection at the door, so if you're working or are unemployed, you'll all be welcome. We wish to make special note at this time of the fact that Santa Claus will be at the Croatian Hall ?n the same day between 6:30 and 7:30 PM to distribute gifts to Nest 397 members. All affiliates must be pre sent to receive their treats since none will be delivered or mailed out. Sec you all on December 19th, at the Croatian HalL Joseph Stanovich Conway Juniors Will Make Merry Conway, Pa. The An nual Junior Order Nest 103 Christmas Party is scheduled to take place Sunday, Decem ber 19, at 2:00 PM in the Cro atian Home Hall. A generous treat will be distributed, entertainment provided, and a good time guaranteed during this ~al~ ways pleasant pre-holiday gathering of our young mem bers. Michael Roman, Mgr. Branford Lodge Preps For Battle Of Ballots Branford, Conn. All members of CFU Lodge 102 should attend the regular and annual meetings scheduled for Sunday,. December 19, at the usual time. Just as soon as the busi ness of the monthly session The!* been brought to a close, the president will call the an nual meeting to order. At that time wc will hold our elections for new officers for the coming year, and discuss the problems of the Lodge in order that we may better our status in the year to come. Matthew Belanic, Pres. Trafford Lodge Will Name Leaders Sunday Trafford, Pa. The regu* lar and annual meetings of C.F.U. Lodge 541 have been scheduled for Sunday, Decem ber 19, at 1:00 PM, one hour earlier than is customary. Immediately after the reg ular session has been taken care of we will get on with our annual order of business. This will entail the election' of new officials for the com ing year and also the selec tion of a Club bartender. Any male member over twenty-one years of age who wishes to apply for the posi tion of bartender for 1955 must mail his application to our Lodge secretary post marked not later than Decem ber 17th, so that the applica tion is received by our secre tary by Saturday, December 18th. Please mail your applica tions to Mr. Martin Krcelic, 617 Sixth Street, Trafford, ments right after the meeting pa. All letters must be mark is adjourned. led "Bid" on the envelope. Jake Remenar, Rec. Sec'y. 1 Rudolph Mandich, Rec.