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Kolo School plea "ZAJEDNIČAR" I I orches- Page 9. The Watsonville reliables, Ann Scurich, Kay Ja- i Maddine pavlovichf folk 'Agency at Volkweins, also party \n\n November 30, 1955. Akron Ledge And Nest Members Mark Fortieth Milestone Of Junior Order Recently Organized Junior We happily answered the call and so it was that in the company of our youngsters, i to the Rubber Capital on that beautiful, warm summer afternoon. Our arrival at the spacious, well appointed picnic grounds was relatively early and yet the place was already crowd ed and bustling with activity. The lodge and nest officers greeted us and proceeded to make our stay a most Accentuating Croatian Fraternal Union By Michael Grasha, Junior Order Director Pittsburgh, Pa. As we've oft repeated, this, the 40th anniversary year of the Junior Order Department, has been a pefiod of wide and varied commemorative events. Geographically, these have been of continental scope, having taken place in almost every locality which boasts of a CFU affiliate. The current year will go down in our fraternal history as a mile-^ stone in general organization al achievement. The pulse of true fraternalism has been quickened and will be felt for generations. Our Croatian colony of Akron, Ohio, was not to be outdone in this year's ac cepted theme. A fitting cel ebration marking the Jun ior Department's four de cades of progressive and prosperous existance was set for Sunday, July 31, and we received an official invitation from sister Ka therine Dizdar, ever active Manager of Nest 240, to attend. and ably so, a number of kolo routines. Needless to say, they captivated all who watched. The proud parents and grandparents were all smiles. This was sufficient proof of the success of the affair. We feel certain that this initial venture will assure the CFU of sustained interest and activity in Akron. Why Not Enroll Today? Our own remarks were de voted to the role that the or ganization in general and the Junior Department in partic ular play in the perpetuation of our culture in America. We pointed out that with- .out a strong CFU our songs, dances, language and all that Zora and Paula, we motored1., .... ,, identifies us would have long ago been forgotten. By our membership In the Union we not only a vail ourselves of the best possible insurance protec tion in the industry, but we assure the continuity and development of our proud cultural heritage. sant one. junior Dancers Click Program time arrived and after a few short remarks by local leaders and civic per sonalities, the Juniors them selves took over. Though they had only a few months of training they were able to execute, Sister Dizdar informs us that the Akron Kolo School will continue and all young sters who are not yet enroll ed can do so by calling her at HE 4-3031. Sister Anna Lalich, who has helped along with instructions, will con tinue to do so until some of the Juniors themselves be come adept enough to take over the tutorship duties. BMs Now Being Accepted For Staging Of Society's Annual Basketball Meet Lodges And-Or Central Committees Can Take Until December 5 To Stake Claim Pittsburgh, Pa. Bids to host the 13th Annual Croa tian Fraternal Union Basket ball Tournament to be held in March, 1956, are hereby declared open. This declaration is in an swer to inquiries directed to this Department and also the result of no official bids hav ing been placed at the custo mary annual basketball tour jaament meeting which wss hot sufficiently representa tive of the 1955 tournament teams, when such meeting Was called in Youngstown last March 27, 1955. Lodges desiring to bid for the 1956 basketball tourna ment must submit to the Sports-Educational e art ment in care of the Home Office a bid over the signa tures of the gymnasium pro prietors or operators and Vice President Honored Nov. 6th Senator Douglas In Bow To Croats (Continued From Page 7) him with a beautiful wrist watch. After short and informal talks, by representatives from the various organizations, with which he is associated, brother Bazdaric spoke. His speech was filled with emotion and deep gratitude to all those who worked so very hard to honor him. He vowed to continue all his efforts and energies in be half of the C.F.U. and our people. He next humbly thanked those who supported him for office as 1st Vice-President of the CFU. Committee Complimented A truly humanitarian ges that of the central commit tee or lodge president and secretary. Towels must be provided for all tournament games the host lodge (s) being obli gated where the gymnasium rental does not meet this provision. The closing date for these tournament bids is Monday, December 5, 1955, with the final decision and choice to be left up to the C.F.U. Sports and Educational Director and the Athletic Advisory Board, with the Executive Board of the Croatian Fraternal Union rendering the official confir mation of hosting the 1956 tournament. We are looking forward to an enthusiastic response from our basketball fraternity. Frank Braidic, Director Sports-Educational Dept. ture was performed by him when he stated that the con siderable amount of money, presented to him, will be turned over to Lodge 32 to help our unfortunate mem bers who cannot pay their dues. The dinner was enthusi astically received by those present and the compli ments and comments after the presentation were most heartening to the Dinner Committee. We would like to add: "Keep up the good work and Živio Bazdaric!" There are more red-hair ed persons in Scotland than in any other country an estimated one in twenty hav ing red hair. V The "Nation" Magazine estimates that the Eisenhow er administration giveaway is costing the American people $13 million a day Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: As Chairman of the Fraternal Activities Committee, was charged with preparing a report for my Committee. The names of the following distinguished members of the Committee were furnished me: Frank Kress, Supreme President, American Fraternal Union Stephen L. Segedy, Secretary, The American Life Insurance Association Harry R. High, Ben Hur Life Asso ciation Theodore Huettner, Supreme President, Greater Beneficial Union of Pittsburgh Susan Kusy, Supremo Pres ident, Zivena Beneficial Society L. C. Samarzija, Supreme President, Croatian Catholic Union of U. S. A. John Sabol, Secretary, First Catholic Slovak Union Frank Lokar, Trus tee, Granfi. Carniolian Slovenian Catholic Union of U.S.A. R. J. Pallan, Secretary, National Slovak Society Stephen M. Tkatch, President, Greek Catholic Union of the U.S.A. I promptly contacted these members with a request for suggestions, ideas and comments to be incorporated in this report. Your Chairman received the usual percentage of re plies, containing neither suggestions nor new ideas to con tribute to the report. Only one, Mrs. Susan Kusy, Supreme President of the Zivena Beneficial Society, suggested that membership is the basic problem, but there are contribut ing factors that must be considered. She further said that conduct and appearance of Executive officers, constructive leadership, constant contact with officers of subordinate lodges with utmost courtesy, friendship and cooperation inspire confidence then, prompt payment of claims is the best publicity. Of course, we strive to do all of these things, and it is understood that we should treat the officers of subor dinate lodges with the utmost courtesy, if we expect to be re-elected at the next convention to the positions we occupy. But still, we do not have more than a handful of members attending our lodge meetings.' We all love to dream about the times when our lodge meetings were second only to town meetings in a commu nity, at which all the problems of the every-day living of our members were discussed. In those days, there was no Decoration Day or Fourth of July celebration without the membership of a lodge appearing in uniform and partici pating in a parade, preceded by an oom-pa-pa band! The sick were visited, and fellow members took care of their crops on the farm, or their housework in the city. If we would but look into our charters and study the purposes of our organizations, we will find that insurance protection was only an incidental reason for the existence and growth of fraternals 50 or more years ago. Then, the fraternal activities were of prime importance. Some of us are religious others are nationality organizations whose purpose it was to bridge the gap between the early immi grant and America. They had real objectives in those days, and they flourished. We are all very familiar with the usual excuses as to why the fraternal life has vanished from our organizations. We all know the reasons assigned as to why our members do not attend the meetings and we often wonder whether the real reason is not that the fraternal organizations have departed from their original functions and have become mere life insurance companies. We are now trying individually within our organiza tions to solve this vital problem of reviving the fraternal part of the many activities which form the very nucleus of our being. In my own organization, the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, we have developed an extremely active and i beneficial sports program, which ties the young and old to the organization. We have films, depicting the life of the organization, from the processing of a membership appli cation in the Home Office, to the various lodge or junior nest activities in the field. We have two official publications, one bi-lingual for our adult, and one for our juvenile members, upon which we spend 40 cents out of every expense dollar collected from the members, or a total of 120 thousand dollars a year. As a nationality group, we promote and encourage educational and cultural activities, giving to America of our own rich heritage. We keep alive our ties with the home land across the seas, by bringing as much of America to them as we can. The Croatian Fraternal Union of America equipped a hospital in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, with one of the most modern and up-to-date neuro-surgical operating rooms in Central Europe. How did we do that? A few years back, a prominent neuro-surgeon from Zagreb came to the United States under the auspices of the World Health Organization of the United Nations. He visited the headquarters, and related the story of the extremely difficult conditions under which surgery was being performed in Yugoslavia because of the lack of modern instruments and equipment. To buy such instruments from foreign lands, one needs foreign exchange, which is next to impossible to obtain in that country, because the government needs all of it, and more, to rebuild the country after the ravages of war. Our members were very generous with their voluntary contributions in response to our appeal, and sufficient funds were collected to purchase and ship badly needed instru ments to fully equip an operating room where not only the Committee On Fraternal Activities In Report To Pennsylvania State Congress Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests Nests ALL-UNIVERSITY TAMBURITZANS IN PITT DEBUT PITT DEBUT The Pittsburgh All-University Tamburit- is now in its second season of providing entertainment of zans, shown above, will- make their 1955 Pittsburgh concert the first magnitude. The group went through a rigorous debut Saturday evening, December 3, in Carnegie Music camp training program several months ago. Members of Hall, Oakland District, Pittsburgh. Curtain time, 8:30 o1- the ensemble come from the University of Pittsburgh, Car clock. Under the direction of Matt L. Gouze, the ensemble I negie Tech, Duquesne University and Mt. Mercy College. most difficult kinds of operations are being performed, but medical students are being taught up-to-date surgery meth ods and techniques. Every member who contributed to this project as little as one single dollar, feels that he did some thing to help to restore the health and to preserve the hap piness of many of his countrymen. Through our publications and by appeals directed to our local lodges, we participated, and are still taking part, in the Crusade for Freedom of the Voice of America. As an organization, we received a memento, containing an au thentic piece of barbed wire from the Iron Curtain, in re cognition of our aid to the Crusade. The memento came from the American Heritage Foundation, of which Mr. Henry Ford II is President. Our members took, and are still taking, their Truth Dollars to the local postmasters during the Voice of America Crusade for Freedom campaign. At the present time, we are engaged in another project which is bringing America close to the heart of our people abroad. Under the program of the U. S. Information Service of our State Department at Washington, we are collecting and shipping to Yugoslavia. American school textbooks and other technical books which tell the story of America and what made it the great country it is. The peoples of Yugo slavia, and most particularly the school children and stu dents, have developed a love for the English language. We are helping them by providing their schools and libraries with textbooks, from primers to books of the highest learn ing. These textbooks we obtained free of charge from local school authorities as superseded and obsolete, in lots of thousands. We also secured 470 Bibles—one-half a ton in weight. The only expense to our organization was the packing and shipping to the U. S. Information Service, Washington, D. C. Our members, too, are collecting and donating such books and forwarding them directly to the U. S. Information Ser vice at Washington, to be repacked for overseag shipment at U. S. Government expense. By collecting and sending books to Yugoslavia, we are helping our State Department in the promotion of better relations between the peoples of the old world and America. As an important part of our fraternal activities, we sponsor national tournaments in sports, in singing, and well-known tamburitza music, as well as so-called "kolo" dancing in national costumes of the country of our origin. We encourage and financially assist parochial schools which teach the Croatian language. All of these activities help us to preserve the interest of the existing members in the Society and to draw in new members from second and third generation Americans of Croatian descent. To such and many other activities on the local level, we attribute our continued growth in membership, in as sets and in total insurance protection. Fraternal activities constitute a problem which each society must solve individually. If the members of the Penn sylvania Fraternal Congress will derive even a small mea sure of benefit from this short discourse on fraternal ac tivities in the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, it will have served its purpose. In behalf of my Committee, I wish to express thanks to the distinguished Chairman for this opportunity to serve on the Committee on Fraternal Activities. Respectfully submitted, Membership under 10 members V. I. Mandich, Chairman Bonus $$$ Awaiting Nest Managers Able To Conserve Membership In 1955 with 10 to 15 members ....$ 2.50 with 16 to 25 members 5.00 with 26 to 35 members 7.50 with 36 to 50 members 10.00 with 51 to 75 members 15.00 with 76 to 100 members 20.00 with 101 to 125 members 25.00 with 126 to 150 members 30.00 with 151 to 175 members 35.00 with 176 to 200 members 40.00 with 201 to 225 members 45.00 with 226 to 250 members 50.00 with 251 to 275 members i 55.00 with 276 to 300 members 60.00 with 301 to 325 members 65.00 with 326 to 350 members 70.00 with 351 to 375 members 75.00 with 376 to 400 members 80.00 with 401 to 425 members 85.00 with 426 to 450 members 90.00 with 451 to 475 members 95.00 with 476 to 500 members 100.00 with 501 to 525 members 105.00 with 526 to 550 members 110.00 with 551 to 575 members 115.00 with 576 to 600 members 120.00 with 601 to 650 members 130.00 with 651 to 700 members 140.00 with 701 members and over 150.00 with 731 to 800 members 160.00 with 801 to 850 members 170.00 with 851 to 900 members 180.00 with 901 to 999 members 190.00 with 1000 members and over 200.00 Award No Prize Northern California Committee Marks Fortieth Anniversary Of Junior Order Talented Junior Performers Easily Steal Spotlight During November 6 Festivities San Francisco, Calif. The 40th Junior Order Anni versary Celebration sponsored by the Central Committee of the Northern California CFU Lodges was a very success ful event. The celebration, which was held on November 6 in the Eagles Hall in Oakland, was attended by a large crowd and the junior members literally shined in their magnificent performances, The two-hour afternoon forming the skits "Mi Cigani" program was opened with the and "Kako Se Grošdje Meči", singing of the National An-[in the latter skit, the Juniors them and Oj Slaveni by the impersonated the old Balkan i n e o u n a i n V i e w a n S a n u k s K e ča n e w i Jose choir of Nests 542 and: made everyone delirous with 246. I laughter. Next the president of Watsonville Reliables the Central Committee and master of ceremonies for the day, Chris Radovan, welcomed the audience. After his welcoming re marks, bro. Radovan presen ted the Honorable Clifford Rishell, Mayor of Oakland, and he minced no words in praising the Croatian and Yugoslav people of Oakland as good citizens, and conclu ded with his wish that the CFU continues to grow big- land, contributed to the ar» ger and stronger. Wyoming Member Clicks The dancing and singing of the Mountain View and San!Mary Jose juniors followed next, in the persons of Patty Labu dak, Diane Delia, Barry Her hart, Annette Bacilo, Frances Chargin, Valerie Marchi, Di ane Zurich, Marcella Minton, Tony Labudak, Jerry Krstu lovich, Andy Grgich, Jr., John Chargin, Michael Sesich, Ste phen Delia, Robert Sesich, Grace Delia, Steve Krstulo vich, Nada Selich, Carolyn Popovich and Robert Zurich. Yvonne and Ka 1 e e n Cetinieh, two lovely sisters and members of Nest 536, did a duet and received a round of applause from the audience. Next came the tap-dancing of Nike Milovich, Nest 101, of Rock Springs, Wyoming, followed by accordionist An thony Valerio, of Nest 536, Oakland* The Mountain View Juniors were back again, and they did the most comical group per formance of the day, by per- All-University Tamburitzans Primed For December 3 Concert In Pittsburgh Pitt, Carnegie Tech, Dukane, Mt. Mercy Represented In Makeup Of Musical Group Pittsburgh, Pa. The premier performance of thfr Pittsburgh's All-University Tamburitzans will be held on Saturday, December 3, at Carnegie Hall at 8:30 P.M. Director Matt L. Gouze has drawn on his long and rich experience to prepare a program of fine musical taste with excellent soloists, fine choir and colorful folk dancing. Twenty-four talented performers participate in the main portion of the show and the^ group will be augmented to! singers and choir, and Mr. thirty-five for the stirring Victor Klebansky has drilled stage finale. Early this fall training camp was held at Side Lake i n i u e s u e n o e n Minnesota just eighteen miles north of Hibbing and Chisholm. A post-camp tour present ing full evening shows, col-j lege appearances, a i o broadcasts and a television program has given the young] artists good expeiience. The 1956 Pittsburgh'sI Tamburitzan's program is presented in colorful costume. Carnegie Hall Dec. 3rd show Highlights are the tra's interpretations of soprano find Anna Marie Bul- ler, and the rythmic polka dance routines of Milan and Jerry. The general production and direction of the Pittsburgh's Tamburitzans is under Mr. I Matt Gouze. Professor Boris 'Dobrovolsky has coached the Mary Ann Birimisa, lovely junior of Nest 259, drew the greatest single performer ap plause with her presentation of the "Tennessee Wig Walk". Next in order came Pat ty Labudak and Diane De lia, who sang together a few Croatian selections, drawing great appreciation from the audience. Anthony Tomsic, of Oak- tistry of the day by render ing a few accordion selec tions. Stella Jagich and Ann Kun suo, displayed distinct team work in their interpretation of "Cane Dance". See You All Next Year Under the direction of Wil liam Blazevich, the Ruza Tamburitza Orchestra did a wonderful job in their rendi tions of Yugoslav songs and dances. e a e n o o n o a was closed with the singing of God Bless America by the entire cast, and there was dancing to the music of Mau i e Wolohan's Orchestra from 8:00 PM on. e e n a Committee wishes to take this opportuni ty to thank each of the above mentioned performers, and remind them that we shall again be calling upon them, next year, for a repeat per formance. Peter Obad, Pub. the dancers. Assistants John Gregurich and Frank Grdieh round out the staff. The personnel is made up of students from Pitt Uni versity, Carnegie Tech, Du quesne and Mt. Mercy. They have been chosen OB the basis of talent, scho lastic ability and charac ter. Most are in their sec ond season with the Pitts burgh's All-Un i v e s i Tamburitzan's group. Tickets for the Pittsburgh 1 can be had at the Baltz Ticket music in concert style, choir Homes and Gimbels. ey presentations of Dalmatian may also be purchased thru Croatian and Slovene songs, a various committee men. soul stirring rendition of "Moj Dilbere" by th»» new Struthers Nest Plans Struthers, Ohio The C. F. U. Nest 156 members will Ensemble and team danc-jhave a Christmas Party on ing adds favorable balance to, Saturday, December 17, 1955. the Tamburitzan's show. Most In Second Season You may declare your in tentions to be present by call ing the Nest Manager, Mar garet Bonish, at LE. 6-6880. All members are invited to attend. Margaret Bonish, Mgr.