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Križan Mayich, See y.. i Louise Sasek, Sec'y. Jolin Mandrgoc, Mgr. vV i Anna Rescic, Mgr.! "ZAJEDNIČAR" u Ivare E N U Stat« 1951 Delegate* 195S Delegate« 87 87 45 43 31 32 19 19 18 18 14 14 10 10 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 S 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 346 341 "GOLD MEDAL" BRASNO a SAŠE ZAIJHE NA RIJECI nudimo os cijena 100 LBS. DO RIJEKE. .$9.00 -DO ZADNJE STANICE $1100 Zatražite procjenu sa pakete po narudtbi, Kao na« novi cijenili PAKETA SLOBODNIH OD CAfUNE U JUGOSLAVIJI! ŽELITE PUTOVATI U JUGOSLAVIJU u jugoslavenskim brodovima, IH AVIONOM obratite se na: A I A I I N zastupnici Jugoslavenske Linijske Plovidbe ca Ameriku i Kanadu \n\n Society's Conventions Of Yesteryear Lengthy And Short, But Ever Colorful Delegates To 9th Conclavc Have Chance To Set Record For Shortest Such Powwow In the thirty-two years of the National Croatian Society, the first fraternal society of Croatians in this country, and prior to the merger with the Croatian League đf Illinois and the St. Joseph Society of Kansas, sixteen Conventions were held, beginning with the first in 1894 and ending with the Fifteenth Convention in Detroit, Michigan in 1924. The dates, placc.s and duration of each Convention are recorded below in their chronological order: 1. Ma jak Hall, 116 S. Canal Street, Allegheny, Pa. (now Pittsburgh). The second session of this same Convention was held in the editorial offices of the "Danica", 1344 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh. Duration 2 days, September 2 and 3,1894. 2 Croatian Church Hall, Allegheny, Pa. (now N. S. Pittsburgh). This property is now in the possession of CFU Lodge No. 1. Duration 4 days, September I to 4, 1895. 3. Travnikars Hall, 1018 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio. Duration—6 days, July 12 to 17, 1896. 4. Wagner Hall, McKeesport, Pa. Duration— 9 days, June 21 to 30, 1897. 5. Chicago, 111. (Hall unknown). Duration—8 days, October 17 to 25, 1898. 6. Mozart Park Hall, Wheeling, W. Va. Duration 6 days, August 27 to September 1,1900. 7. Allegheny City, Pa. (Hall unknown). Dura tion—6 days, September 29 to October 4,1902. 8. Anchor Hall and Bohemian Sokol Hall, St. Louis, Mo. Duration—9 days, September 26 to October 4, 1904. 9. Amsterdam Opera House, New York, N. Y. Duration—13 days, September 24 to October 6, 1906. 10. City Hall, Calumet, Mich. Duration—13 days, September 20 to October 2, 1909. 11. Grossman Hall (later Moose Hall), Kansas City, Kans. Duration—16 days, September 9 to 24. 1912. 12. Croatian Church Hall, 40th Street, Cleveland, Ohio. Duration—14 days, September 15 to 28, 1915. 13. Chicago, 111., 1440 W. 18th Street. Duration— 13 days, September 16 to 28, 1918. 14. Moose Temple, North Ave., N. S. Pittsburgh, Pa. Duration—15 days, September 12 to 26, 1921. Special Convention to act on Merger—Moose Temple, North Ave., N. S. Pittsburgh, Pa. Duration—3 days, April 14 to 16,1924. 15. Roumanian Hall. Detroit, Mich. Duration—13 days, September 15 to 27,1924. CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION CONVENTIONS 1. Slovene Auditorium, St. Clair Ave., Cleveland Ohio. Duration—21 days, May 3 to May 22. 1926. 2. Croatian Church Hall, S. 12th Street, St. Louis Mo. Duration—18 days, June 10 to 27, 1929. 3. Croatian Home, 21:rd and Washington Sta., Gary, Ind. Duration—17 days, June 13 to 29,1932. 4. Eagles' Home. Milwaukee, Wis. Duration—14 days, June 10 to June 24, 1935. 5. Fort Pitt Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pa. Duration—12 days, September 5 to September 17,1939. 6. Sherman Hotel, Chicago, 111. Duration—12 days, August 31 to September 11,1943. 7. Ara gon Ballroom, Pittsburgh, Pa. Duration— II days, September 15 to September 26,1947. 8. Hotel Alexandria, Los Angeles, California—du ration 8 days, September 17 thru September 25,1951. 9. Hotel Sylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania duration???, September 19 thru September?"??, 1955. The Croatian League of Illinois, in the years of exis tence held eight Conventions prior to the merger in 1925. The St. Joseph Society, Kansas City, Kans., a purely local organization, transacted the business of the organiza tion at periodic meetings in the home city. Sydney Members Urged To Keep Dyes In Order Sydney, N. S. We would like to ask the members of CFU Lodge 700 to pay their dues on time to bro. Nikola Martic, at my home, during my stay as a Delegate at the 9th CFU Convention. i We wish to remind the Trafford Lodge Still Seeking Steward Bids Trafford, Pa. All mem bers .of Lodge 541 arc re guested to attend the regular meeting on Sunday, Septem ber 18, at 2 PM in the Club Annex. We have important Lodge matters to settle and also must elect a new Steward for the Club for the balance of the year. All bids for Ste ward must be postmarked no later than noon Saturday, September 17. All members who are be hind in their Lodge Dues are urgently requested to settle this debt at this meeting. Our Treasury cannot and will not meet our monthly assessment unless you make your pay ments regularly each month. Joseph Zegar, Sec y. Cleveland Singers To Hold Anniversary Fete Cleveland, Ohio The Cro atian Singing Socicty "Abra sevie" will celebrate its 30th Anniversary this year with a gala program in the Slove nian Home on Sunday, No vember 13,1955. members who have not taken care of this matter that they will have to be suspended or put on reserve. Many plans are being for mulated to make this, our 30th year one of the most memorable ones. The Sloboda Tamburitza Orchestra, plus a guest cho rus and other fine talent, will fill the program sheet. Watch the future issues of the "Zee" for details that will make you want to spend Sun day, November 13. at the Slo venian Home, along with the o a i a n S i n i n S o i e y "Abrasevic". Johnstown Nest Dues Can Be Paid Sundays o n s o n n Pa. W e would like to remind the par ents of members of C. F. U. Nest 4 to bring their chil drens' dues up to date. This matter can be taken care of by seeing the under signed, who will be at the Croatian Home every Sunday afternoon between the hours of 1 PM and 5 PM. The youngster, who weigh ed in at slightly under six pounds, is the first to bless the marriage of the couple. He will be christened Michael Stephen Gulla. Mrs. Gulla is the daughter of English Editor of the Za jedničar and Mrs. Stephen F. Brkich. She is a member of the Society's New Brighton Lodge 738, a graduate of Beaver High School and was formerly employed by the Phoenix Glass Co., Monaca. The birth marked the de but of the English Editor and his wife as members of "The Fraternity of Grandparents." Which automatically elimi nates the English Editor from the category of "Mi Mladji" and makes him eli gible for whatever is due a "grandpappy" of his age. We urge the parents to send their children to the meetings, so that they may learn how to conduct meet ings and get acquainted with each other. If enough mem bers arc interested, wc may be able to start some social activities among the Juniors. All parents are also re minded that all dues in ar rears must be paid no later than the 25th of each month. Up until and including this month, I have been at the Croatian Home the first, sec ond and third Sunday at 2:00 PM to collect dues, but begin ning with September and in the future. I will be at the o e e s e o n i a y o each month to have meetings) and collect dues. We would like to urge the parents to consider the meet ings an important matter, for! we spend a lot of time with GREAT NIGIIT Delegates to the Croatian Fraternal Union's 9tli National Quadrennial Convention at Philadel phia will have their moment in the social spotlight Wednes day evening, September 21. 1955, during the Testimonial Banquet to be staged in their honor by their Society in Hotel Sylvania, Official Convention Headquarters. Many of our younger and elder members came to experience the same thrill of being publicly lionized during the Society's English Editor Now Grandfather Pittsburgh. Pa. A "on was born Wednesday, Sep tember 7, 1955, t,o Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gulla, Vanport, Pa., at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, Pa. Lodge Name Editorial Staff Cleveland Nest 55 In Reqular Monthly Meet Cleveland, Ohio Notice is hereby given to the parents of CFU Nest 55 members that wc will begin holding regular monthly nest meetings every second Friday of the month at 7:00 PM in the Croatian Home, 6314 St. Clair Ave. Lodge Mane Nest 55 and holding the meet-1 ings will ease our burden a I little. By attending the meet ings, the juniors will learn about their organization and prepare themselves to become! leaders someday in the future, It's your Croatian Fra-! ternal Union. Build, boost it wherever you go. PROOF THAT CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION !SNT SO-SO ORGANIZATION Pittsburgh-To-Philadelphia Special Leaving Pennsylvania RR Union Station, Downtown Pittsburgh, at 12:47 AM Daylight Saving Time Sunday, September 18 arriving North Philadelphia Station at 7:44 AM Daylight Saving Time, Sunday, September 18. Delegates and Guests will be met on arrival by repre sentatives of CFU's Central Committee of Philadelphia Camden Lodges, following which chartered busses will transport all concerned to Hotel Sylvania, Locust off Broad, Official Headquarters 9th National Quadrennial Convention. HOME OFFICE OFFICIALS 738 Stephen F. Brkich West Bridgewater, Pa. 143 Frank Braidic McKees Rocks, Pa. CONVENTION DELEGATES Ludje Name City and State 1 Steve Skundrich .., Pittsburgh, Pa. 1 Zlata Kranjcich Pittsburgh, Pa. 2 John M. Baron, Sr. Bemvood, West Virginia 4 Joseph Rukavina Etna, Pa. 6 Luka Cubakovic Rankin, Pa. 6 Grga Peretic Rankin, Pa. 19 John Reskovac Pittsburgh, Pa. 25 Joseph Frankovieh McKeesport, Pa. 34 Stanko Zeleznjalc Pittsburgh, Pa. 42 Peter G. Franovich Wilmerding, Pa. 76 Lawrence Delost ...» .'. •. Pittsburgh, Pa. 81 Martin Slanac Dunlo, Pa. 85 John R. Mikan Rochester, Pa. 100 George Fuduric Homestead, Pa. 125 Anton Grgurich McKees flocks, Pa. 131 Frank Pastorkovic Pittsburgh, Pa. 141 John Mavrovich East Pittsburgh, Pa. 141 Martin Mlinarich East Pittsburgh, Pa. 143 Steve Horvat McKees Rocks. Pa. 185 Anna Juricic Campbell, Ohio 248 Joe Vasilich Clairton, Pa. 274 Mile Sudar Homer City, Pa. 293 Stephen Matijak Kaylor, Pa. 301 Sam Vrankovic .! Ambridge, Pa. 309 Matt Doricich Bessemer, Pa. 320 Ivan Yuran Duquesne, Pa. 423 Rose Plodinec Aliquippa, Pa. 514 Andy Vrane ,.... Canton, Ohio 535 Milan Rudar Midland, Pa. 540 Charles Sabolic Conway, Pa. 541 Matt 'Dubravec Trafford, Pa. 564 Anton Radakovic Yorkville, Ohio 593 Catherine Grdinich Warren. Ohio 595 Joseph Skitarelic Weirton, West Virginia 602 Frank Mokosek Verona, Pa. 633 Nick Sudar Mather, Pa. 708 Anton Dclach Pittsburgh, Pa. 770 Joseph J. Plese, Jr Verona, Pa. CONVENTION GUESTS 1 Louis Z. Marohnic Pittsburgh, Pa. 1 Mrs. Anna Skundrich Pittsburgh, Pa. 1 Mr. and Mrs. Steve Devunic Pittsburgh, Pa. 2 Mrs. John M. Baron, Sr Benwood, West Virginia 6 Mrs. Mary Cubakovic Rankin, Pa. 29 Katherine Radocaj Pittsburgh, Pa. 29 Johana Krase vac Pittsburgh, Pa. 131 Mrs. Frank Pastorkovic ...?. Pittsburgh, Pa. 131 Jean Pastorkovic Pittsburgh, Pa. 194 Matthew Pastorkovich Monessen, Pa. 248 Pasko Bilusic Clairton, Pa. 534 Mrs. Mary Vasilich 'i Clairton, Pa. 567 Mary Bayto Muse, Pa. 564 Mrs. Anton Radakovic Yorkville, Ohio N-M Frances Kowatic Pittsburgh, Pa. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this train will be given each individual Delegate and Guest by Group Leader Ste phen F. Brkich, English Editor of the Zajedničar, in PRR Union Station. He will be at Information Desk from 10:30 PM and on Saturday, September 17. Please check in with him at least one hour before departure time. 9th Convention Testimonial Banquet WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 21, 1955 HOTEL SYLVANIA LOCUST OFF BROAD PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA Supreme of Fresh Fruit Cream of Tomatoes Aux Croutons Hearts of Celery Olives Radishes Roast Prime Ribs of Beef au jus Stuffed Baked Potato, Sylvania Sweet Garden Peas Tossed Salad Creme deMenth Parfait Cookies Coffee 4th National Junior Convention of July 1-4 last at Gary, Indiana. Shown above arc but a portion of the Junior and Honorary Senior Delegates to that historic Convention en joying the Testimonial Banquet held in their honor July 2. indeed is the spectacle of a fraternal order holding two great national conclaves in one year, in the space of less than three months to be exact. But the Croatian Fra ternal Union isn't an ordinary organization. Far from it! City and Stale City and State Delegates Given Last Minute Memo Pittsburgh, Pa. For the past week, our office has been receiving correspondence wherein the Delegates are in quiring about, or requesting their Credentials. THEREFORE, WE WISH TO INFORM OUR DELE GATES THAT ALL THE CREDENTIALS WILL BE I TURNED OVER TO THE (HIGH TRIAL BOARD BY THE SUPREME SECRETA RY PRIOR TO THE CON TENTION. HOWEVER, THE DELEGATES MUST RE PORT TO THE HIGH TRIAL I BOARD AT ANY TIME PRI OR TO THE OPENING OF THE CONVENTION. The High Trial Board will be in session on September 16, 17,18 on the second floor at the Sylvania Hotel. Speaking of Credentials, there arc quite a few Lodges which have not as yet flailed I in the Credentials for their respective Delegates. There fore, we strongly urge all such Lodges to mail said Cre jdentials to the Home Office I immediately. Otherwise, such [Delegates may have difficul ty being approved by the High Trial Board. Every Delegate should have received a copy of the By Lay/ revisions in the Croatian and English languages by this time. Within a few days, a copy of the Officer's re ports will also be mailed to every Delegate. Therefore, we wish to appeal to each Delegate to bring the By-Law revisions and the Officer's Reports with them to the Convention, as we only had a limited supply of these print ed. We urge every Delegate to read the above instructions very carefully and abide by same accordingly. In conclusion, we wi3h to extend our very best wisnes and a safe and pleasant jour ney to each and every Dele gate, or Guest, who plan to be with us in Philadelphia during the 9th Quadrennial Convention of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Joseph Bella Supreme Secretary South Chi Glee Club Rehearses On Fridays S. Chicago, 111. All mem bers of the Singing Society "Croatia" are urged to attend rehearsals every Friday eve ning at the Croatian Hall, 96th and Commercial prompt ly at 8:00 PM. Rehearsals are scheduled for 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Please attend! A. Ivelic, Publicity States And Canadian Provinces Will Send 311 Delegates To 9th Convention Total Number Delegates Four Less Than Attended Eighth Conclave In California Pittsburgh, Pa. The English Section of the Zajedni čar takes pleasure in presenting below an interesting break-down, by States and Provinces, of the voting strength inherent in the Society's 8th Convention of 1951 at Los Angeles, California, and its now rapidly approaching 9th Convention of 1955, which opens Monday, September 19, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A total of 315 Delegates from all parts of the United States and Canada were eligible to cast votes at the 8th Convention of four short years ago, or four more than the number of Delegates awaiting the imminent dawning in Philadelphia of the 9th such national quadrennial conclave. Also eligible to attend the 9th Convention, but with out the right to vote, are 30 Supreme Officials and other Officers of the Society. This is one less than the 31 who attended the 1951 Convention, the "loss" being represented by the current vacancy in the Legal Counsellor's chair which came with the elevation last Spring of former Coun sellor Thomas R. Balaban to the post of First Deputy In surance Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Penna. Now, here is the vote roll call as it will affect the States and Provinces represented at the 9th Convention:— UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I Klara D. Secic Total Delegates 292 286 DOMINION OF CANADA Our mother was for many years a member of the Cro atian Fraternal Union, until the depression years preven ted her from paying dues. Our father and all the other members of the family are members of the CFU's Buf falo Lodge 557. Survivors iflclude her chil dren, Josephine, Joseph, El mer L. of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Klara Marshall, Mary, Stephen, Thomas, Doria, Phil lip and Barbara. September 14, 1955, Province 1981 Delegat«« 1956 Delegate« Ontario 16 18 British Columbia 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 0 Total Delegates .. 23 25 .RECAPITULATION Category 1931 Convention 1955 Convention United States Delegates 292 286 Canadian Delegates .... 23 25 Officials and Officers 31 30 Buffalo, New York We would like to notify our ma ny friends in Pennsylvania of the passing of our mother, Klara Domijancic Secic, on August 23, 1955. She was born in Selo Cegli-Draganic, in 1893, and came to Mones sen, Pa., when she was 11 years old. Other surviving relatives are her brother Michael Dom ijancic of Monessen, Pa., and her uncle Rt. Rev. Msgr. M. G. Damladovac of Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Klara Marshall East St. Louis Ladies Plan October 9 Sodal East St. Louis, 111. CFU Lodge 579 "Vjerne Hrvatice" once again invites its neigh boring Lodges to attend a so cial on Sunday, October 9, 1955, at 2 PM. This will be a nother one of our pillow case socials, and will take place at the Croatian Hall, 9th and Lynch Avenue. The ladies of our Lodge are noted for their beautiful hand work, and we know any winner* of our beautiful pillow cases will be proud to go home with their lucky "loot". Entertainment Committee 357 West 28th St. PB: MM5 New York 1, N. Y.