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EYERY MEMBER uatej of 1 a NatioIial Junior 0rder Eureue «3 kkn f. c^. Recruiter's Dream "ZAJEDNIČAR" Spralfz V', '^it I Cash Valae $ 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 Polet Value $ 6.00 15.0© 22.50 30.00 37.50 45.00 52.50 60.00 67.5a 75.00 15 22 30 37 45 52 60 67 75 Amount IiiarMM 6 $ 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 Eureka, Calif. 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 Folate 5 -1 1 of January 11, an This Mary Bertalla, Sec'y. $ 5.00 12.00 18.00 24.00 30.00 36.00 42.00 48.00 54.00 60.00 5 $ 500 48 To 3 3 Sunday, April 15th, 1756 chifaK0 We an is to Puint Value $ 4.00 4 $ 500 Pel at Valae $ 6.00 6 \n\n January 25, 1956. GET A MEMBER The census figures of 1958 pegged at 135,657 the city' population. New Jersey, or Austin, Tex- as, to mention a few. Mixture Of East, West They will gaze down on grass-green roofs, hundreds of slender minarets, great bronze doors and church steeples. A visiting "must" in Sara jevo is the former City Hall, built years ago in the Moor ish style of architecture. To day this building houses the National Library, the City Museum and the Museum of the People's Revolution. Nearby is the famed Mosque of Husrefbeg, erec ted in the 16th Century by Gazi Husrefbeg, then the Vizier of Bosna. It is the most beautiful edifice in what is considered the old part of Sarajevo. The Mosque is kdorned with oriental motifs and rare Persian rugs. A well in the center of the grounds accents its shady courtyard of many years standing. Cradle Of World War I Students of history know Sarajevo as the "birthplace" of World War I. It was here in 1914 that GaVrilo Princip, a Serbian and a native of Bosna, assas sinated the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franc Ferdinand. Although the monarchy Of those days was already contemplating conquest of Serbia, this incident in Sa rajevo provided the Aus tro-Hungarian Empire with the necessary pretext, or excuse, for declaration of war against Serbia. Serbia's existence to the already badly disunited Aus tro-Hungarian Empire was Republic Of Bosna-Hercegovina Will Long Be Remembered For Oriental Homes, Harrow Streets, Picturesque Markets Sarajevo, Contrasting Capital Of Country, Was Historic Scene In 1914 Of Sensational Assassination That Catapulted Mankind into War By STEPHEN F. BRKICH, Secretary, Membership Campaign Committee Pittsburgh, Pa. The past three weeks have found us covering three of the six Federated Republics of Yugoslavia, all to be visited in Aug ust of this year by the Croatian Fraternal Union's 1956 "Let's Visit Yugo slavia!" Membership Campaign Grand Prize Winners, now in progress We first "went" to Croatia, former homeland of many^ present-day members of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Next Clime Serbia. And last week Slovenia. On each occasion we made it plain that we have never visited Yugoslavia. Nor any other country on that Continent. In other words, we are no authority on- Yugo slavia. We would not have the reader believe otherwise dur- And with that we "take off" today for the Republic ward, an August, 1956, all of Bosna-Hercegovina, which occupies a most significant. expense paid visit to Yugo spot in the history of the world. Its capital city is Sarajevo, slavia itself the fourth largest cen-f He is the second Canadian ter of population in Yugosla- considered a great danger member to announce his can via. That would make Sarajevo for that threat. larger, according to 19501 Thus began World War I! USA census statistics, than jn Center Of Yugoslavia such American cities as Tam pa, Florida, Albany, New York, Canton, Ohio, Trenton, Here is a city which grew under the influence of two different cultures, one whose architecture displays an interesting blend of the East and West. TOc old part of Sarajevo with its small oriental houses and shops, its narrow streets and its picturesque market squares, is in striking con trast to the modern portion of the city, which has pro gressed greatly since the end of World War II. Mosque Of Husrefbeg Those Campaign victors who come to visit here in August of 1956 will enjoy an especially beautiful panorama of Sarajevo from the nearby mountain of Trebević. Yugoslavia. Sarajevo, as we said, is the showplace of the people of Convention, Sarajevo lies in a valley that Republic. Its fascinating 19-26, 1955, at Philadelphia, protected on all sides by tow-'mosques. Turkish bazaars,Pennsylvania. ering mountains. jand predominantly Moslem through the city is population enthrall the visi- the Miljacka River. Numer- tor from the other side of the ous bridges, some many new, span the Miljacka ancient,! Atlantic. The women here have discarded the wearing of the veil in recent years. But otherwise they wear the same type of pictur esque clothes as điđ their grandmothers. Jajce is another colorful, ancient historic commu nity in Bosna.? Its beauties aretbO numer ous to mention here, so we Bosna-Hercegovina was not forgotten by Mother Nature over the years. Its natural wonders, its monuments of history and culture, and the variegation. of the picturesque types and costumes of the people makes this one of the most interest ing lands on the Continent. No matter in which di rection one chooses to tour this part of Yugoslavia, ex otic scenery meets the eye of the visitor on all sides of Bosna-Hercegovina. The scenery here is inter rupted only by settlements and monuments, which are marks of the various civiliza tions that intersected the country through centuries and are still felt in many quarters. But new industrial projects have entered the picture here since World War II, thanks, to the rich natural resources of this thriving Republic in Yugoslavia. Thus the tourist sees the very old and the very new, all picturesque. Yours For 750 Points! S a k i n o u n a i n streams, rivers and majestic waterfalls dot the landscape of Bosna-Hercegovina. So do deep valleys and dense, dark green forests rich in game. In fact, many Euro peans consider this to be a "Hunter's Paradise" and fre quent it in season. What will impress the CFU's August Campaign Group Party the most here is the oriental influence shown in the architecture of the villages and towns and the way of life of a great part of the inhabi tants. Here and there the Group Party will see ruins of me- Joseph A. Glavas Backing Campaign Soo Never Fails To Support Drives S. S. Marie, Ont. Joseph A. Glavas, Lodge 919 Secre tary and Junior Nest 566 ing the Campaign, which be- Manager, last week entered gan January 1 last and is to his name as a candidate for end July 31 next in a blaze i the CFU's 1956 Membership of glory, we hope. Campaign Grand Prize A- because of the other Slav peo- didacy. Preceding him as an pie subjugated under the entrant was Mrs. Karmela domination of the dual mon- Benac, Toronto, Ontario, i a a n s o e o n e a o a y o e 9 7 5 e e a n housewife. A Delegate Until 1959 Bro. Glavas has been an A look at the map shows active member of the Society Bosna-Hercegovina to be sit-,for many years. He was a Delegate to the virtually in the center Croatian Fraternal Union's 9th National Quadrennial held September In accordance with a deci sion made during the Cyi vention, the 311 Delegates to that gathering will continue to serve as such until the convening in 1959 at Detroit, Mich., of the CFU's 10th Na tional Quadrennial Conven tion. Bro. Glavas, of course, will serve in that capacity until the year 1959. Two At Junior Cone&re In passing, we must make mention of the fact that will let our 1956 Campaign Sault Ste. Marie has never victors enjoy Jajce for them-'failed to actively support selves when they visit Bosna Membership Campaign of the Croatian Fraternal Union. in August. Mother Nature Generous It did so last in 1955, when the Campaign of that year was conducted in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Jun ior Order and climaxed by the staging July 1-4 last in Gary, Indiana, of the Society's 4th vention. In fact, the "Soo" was rep resented at that Junior Con vention by two Junior Dele gates, Emily L. Marinovic of Nest 566 and John Marinovic of Nest 286. They are cousins. We can only hope that our members here will be as ac tive in this drive. All Slavs residing in the United States and Canada are eligible to affiliate with the Croatian Fraternal Union during its 1956 "Let's Visit Yugoslavia!" Membership Campaign. Some 10 million in num ber, they belong to one of 12 Slav groups: Bulgari ans Byelo, or White, Rus sians Carpatho Russians Croatians Czechs Mace donians Poles Russians Serbs Slovaks Slovenes and Ukrainians. Any one of the^e eligi ble« should consider it an honor to be asked to join e o a i a n a e n a Union, for it is the largest and most powerful organ ization of its kind on earth. It has no peers in the fra ternal life insurance bene fit field! dieval castles on hilltops on the one hand and great in dustrial plants on the other. Equally as engrossing are the priceless archaeological collections in the various mu seums and the -numerous monuments throughout the land itself. And it's "all yours" for just 750 Campaign Points! Details elsewhere! Star Recruiter Seeks 750 Points So. St. Paul, Minn. An ton F. Spraitz,, for years Sec retary of Lodge 316, has joined the growing list of those participating in the So i e y s 1 9 5 6 e e s i Campaign and seeking an all expense paid visit to Yugo slavia next August. Bro. Spraitz, a Delegate to the CFU's 1951 and 1955 Na tional Quadrennial Conven tions, has expressed confi dence in his ability to amass the 750 Points required to earn the trip and do so before the Campaign ends July 31. His success in previous Campaigns leads the Home Office to agree with bro. Spraitz and we go on to wish him "smooth sailing" toward his coveted goal. Federation Great Help Bro. Spraitz was one of the leading lights behind the or ganization several years ago of the Croatian Fraternal Union's Minnesota State Fed eration of Lodges. The Federation has done a great deal to arouse state wide interest in the Society and reactivate our Lodges in Minnesota. Quiet, unassuming by na ture, bro. Spraitz prefers to go around working in behalf of his Society 'without fan fare. But men are known by their deeds, and bro. Spraitz cannot hide the fact that the Croatian Fraternal Union has gained much through his per sonal efforts in recent years. Glad To Have Him Along Minnesota, according o those who should know, is fertile recruiting territory, one which can be made to HISTORIC Shown, at top, Is the modern part of the City of Sarajevo in Bosna-Hercegovina at bottom the old. very quaint and colorail other sid*1 of this community in Yugo slavia. Noted in history as the "Birthplace o/ World War I," Sarajevo is on the list of the cities to be visited next,been just $25. We are most August by the Croatian Fraternal Union's 1956 "Let's Visit happy to call attention to that Yugoslavia!" Membership Campaign Grand Prize Award Winners. To oualifj'. victors need 750 Campaign Points by July 31 next. Boxed statistics on this paeje explain Points. produce a bumper crop of new CFU members. If this is so, and we have no reason to believe other wise, then bro. Spraitz is a mong those in the best posi tion to reap the potential harvest and find himself with the CFU Campaign Group Party which will tour Yugo slavia in August. We would be more than glad to have him with us when we start the mid-sum mer jaunt across the Atlantic for a stopover en route in Paris, France, the twenty-five day visit to all six Federated Yugoslav Republics, and a stopover returning stateside in Vienna, Austria. Campaign Committee If business paid as little attention to its product after LIFE INSURANCE Twenty-Year Endowment Either Department Adult Or Junior (New Or Increased Business) Amount Insurance 34,629 Members New Junior Total (Continued From Page 7) tagion and seems to be spreading widely and rapidly. e o s e n o u a i n thing about this whole pic ture is the fact that as great as it was yesterday, today is even better and the prospects for tomorrow are brighter. $29.00 Error Corrected Now to digress from the campaign results, but still on the other very important fa cets of the drive, we want to refer to our last week's arti cle in the Zajedničar. In it we dealt with our new CSO Term! most happy to do so. certificate. in the issue We've received a number of inquiries from Mana gers, and others, who want to know whether or not the total monthly dues have been raised to 30 cents. The new Term certificate itself states that the monthly dues are 25 cents. So it's understood, then, that the wonderful new CFU Term Certificate, which guar- it left the factory as schools antees a full $600 death ben do with their graduates, bu- efit right from age six 3iness would go out of busi- months and one day, remains accordingly in the future ness. Howard R. Jones at the old cost of 25 cents, Twenty-Pay Endowment Either Department Adult Or Junior (New Or Increased Business) Cash Value OTHER INSURANCE Type Protection Cask Incoihe Defender Benefits $5.00 Junior CSO Term Insurance 1.00 Sick Benefit Protection 1.00 Disability Benefit Protection 1.00 FOR THOSE DESIRING TO EARN TRIP TO YUGOSLAVIA IN 1956 Home Address City, Zone State DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I am an avowed candidate for the Croatian Fraternal Union's 1956 Membership Campaign Grand Prize Award, a round-trip, all expense paid visit to Yugoslavia in August of 1956. Please send me Adult Applications Junior Applications (Check how many of each application desired) Out and Mail to CFU 1956 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE 8441 Forbes Street Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania In that description of this 11950, the Zajedničar carried peerless new item of CFU in- full $600 figure, costs a to tal of $54.00. We further emphasized that various credits and waivers amounting to $29 actually reduced that to a net cost of just $25 or in terms of monthly pay ments averaging rvn insig nificant 1114 cents. Through an error in print ing the net cost was quoted as $29 when it should have mistake. Monthly Dues Unchanged Now while on the subject of our new Term contract we want to make another point crystal clear. That is the fact that there has absolutely been NO in crease in the monthly dues. The Term dues remain at 25 cents per month. Of this a mount 20 cents goes to head quarters and 5 cents remains with the Nest for its own ex penses. Eureka Membership To Dig Deeper in Future Point Value -Member of Lodge No.... OFFICIAL NOTICE During the past few weeks, we have been receiving letters from lodge secretaries complaining that they did not receive the certificates for their new members en rolled since December 1, 1955. The Ninth Convention adopted the new CSO type of certificate, which has to be approved by all the states and there are a few states that did not grant their ap proval as yet. Therefore, we urge all secretaries and members to bear with us until we secure approval from the few re maining states. error to correct and we are Joseph Bella, Supreme Secretary and that regardleM of the, flijcaaO LodaC 1 age at entry. article penned by us in surance wares we pointed out which we proudly announced that a full 18 years of mor- the year-end statistics of the tuary protection, now at the junior Order. We stated there that those statistics were unofficial since they had been hastily computed in order to have some idea of the department's standing. We stated then that 11} e year-end membership stood at a new all time high of 34,616 members. Well, we were wrong by 13, for upon final and of ficial tabulation we find that your Junior Order now boasts having 34,629 members, thus 13 more than originally reported. Our net increase for the year, despite the constant and substantial drain via transfer to lodge route and other normal losses, was therefore an impressive 618 members. Our House of Fraternalism is indeed a living, breathing organism always in step with the times, yet paradoxically enough, always imbued with the spirit of that old fash ioned brotherhood which still adheres to the slogan of "ev ery member get a member!" Croatian Fraternal Union's "Let's Visit Yugoslavia!" Campaign Awards LIFE INSURANCE LIFE INSURANCE Endowment Age 65 Adult Department Endowment Age 85 (New Or Increased Business) Amount Insurance Cash Value Thirteen More Members Mdfk 45tll AoniVfirSSry And now we have another pleased to announce that the membership of "Istarska Slo ga" Lodge 148 of the Croa tian Fraternal Union is plan* ning a major social event. Scheduled to take place April 15, 3956, in the Croa tian Sokol Home, 1903 South Racine Avenue, Chicago, the gathering will be in the na ture of a public salute to the 45th Anniversary of Lodge 148 itself and the 40th An niversary of the Junior Or der of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Plans call for an afternoon program of speaking, enter tainment, etc. Officially invited III at tend and thus represent the Home Office of the So ciety at Pittsburgh are Junior Order Director Mi chael Grasha and English Editor of the Zajedničar Stephen F. Brkich. Both accepted their invita tions the past week and are looking forward to this ex traordinary day in the annals of the membership of "Istar ska Sloga" Lodge 148. We should also like to tak® this opportunity to appeal to our fellow members every where to actively participate in and support the Croatian Fraternal Union's great 1956 "Let's* Visit Yugoslavia!" Membership Campaign. The Campaign Grand Prize of an all-expense paid visit to the former homeland of many of our members is most attractive. And certainly the notify the members of C.F.U. Lodge 249 that the lodge will henceforth collect an addi- Home Office has put that tional 20 cents a month with award within easy reach with your dues to cover lodge ex- its announcement that only penses. All Lodge 249 mem-!750 Points are necessary to bers must govern themselves qualify for the overseas vi«t. Nick D. Sarich, Chair. Arrangements Committee LIFE INSURANCE Educational At Junior Department Age 18 Endowment (New, Increased Business) Amount Insurance Cash Value 1000 10.00 10 1000 15.00 15 1500 15.00 15 1500 22.50 22 2000 20.00 20 2000 30.00 30 2500 25.00 25 2500 37.50 37 3000 30.00 30 3000 45.00 45 3500 35.00 35 3500 52.50 52 4000 40.00 40 4000 60.00 60 4500 45.00 45 4500 67.50 67 5000 50.00 50 5000 75.00 it CAMPAIGN AWARD Those amassing 750 Points by July 31, 1956, will be entitled to round-trip, all-expense paid excursion from New York City, New York, to Yugoslavia and return. Trip will be made in August of 1956, with stopover en route in Paris, France, and returning in Vienna, Austria.