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ENG amr recorcjer» Thls youn£ ?rouP dents- approxl",toric mately 8000' could accomp- c"lture o u er throuSh Francc. of stu" This Gr0MP Part5' That sllcrald 1Q_fl Wt- slon' and the sinSers (Continued On Page 9) S LAKGEST Milwaukee, Wise. We "Nada" CFU Nest under Mitzie Knaflic day, March 4, at Javor Hall, A11 members 9,1 ZA JEDNOG-JEDAN ZA SVE /fKASilD HRVAT5M #RAr9d ZAJEDNCt U MOKI at »SiwMiS-X« ft V^yr* v Trafford, Pa. The mem- r™m3 00 March Saturday, 3rd' and all assurea one ana au- ETSE5G3 ii ,'*I, -Z Darlene Knezevicb jUnjon ot Americl is the Common- in so a v^rVi MAY 3-6, 1956 BUFFALO, N. Y. '. rrihert.. q40 better Recruiter's Dream \n\n 1956 CAMPAIGN SEE YUGOSLAVIA EXPENSES PAID 600 POINTS SIX PAGES Cleveland Lodge Will Help Support Membership Drive Films Certain To Stimulate Campaign Cleveland, Ohio "A Trip Through Yugoslavia" will be presented at the Slovenian Home Auditorium, 6417 St. Clair Ave., on March 18, 1956, at 3:00 PM. This motion picture in col or and sound will be present ed and narrated by Peter Ma linich, who made the movie on his trip through Yugoslavia last summer. Two Hours Running Time For two hours and twenty minutes, you will view people at work and at play, in cities and villages. Scenery and in mountain tops, rocky land and fertile fields, all in vivid color will also' be shown. The villages and homes, friends and relatives of many people now living in Cleve land and nearby cities are portrayed by the camera. The customs, natural re- sources, products of the fields realism that the time will li- Croatian 1956 Fraternal Union's After the movie, suppers will be served and you will a v e e o o u n i y o s i n dance and listen to the music of the Blue Danube Tambur itza Orchestra. The film is being sponsored by CFU Lodge 99 and admis sion charged will be $1.00. Everyone is cordially wel comed to attend. Steve Shimits, Comm. John J. Verbos Will Be Honored Steelton, Pa. "St. Law rence" CFU Lodge 13 will hold an old fashioned Get-To gether and Supper on March 17, 1956, at the St. Lawrence Hall, 2nd and Washington St. The a i e s' Auxiliary, known for their tasty dishes, will prepare the delicious menu. The fete is to be held in honor of John J. Verbos, prominent Lodge 13 member, who was elected to the Cro atian Fraternal Union's Su preme Board during the So ciety's 9th National Quad rennial Convention, held Sep-| tember 19-26, 1955, in Phila delphia. All of our members are in vited to attend this first BO cial event of the year. For further details, please follow your Zajedničar the next two weeks. Mary urina, Rec. Sec'y, EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER His 239 Points Rate Ho. 1 Campaign Spot Joseph Buk1 s i Zagreb Students Seeking Recorder Gary, Ind. It has been brought to my attention by Prof. Rudolph Matz of Za greb, who at the present is located in Gary, that the stu dents of music in Zagreb are very much handicapped in their studies due to the fact ,» that they do not have a "tape and of the home, and the life and takes its passengers of the people takes on such Not only that, but this so much more in the mu-j »ovie should help arouse tre- .^ arrive in Zagreb late Tuesday, mendous local interest the ^r°atian culture with the as- sical field and could further! sistance of a "tape recorder". August 1956. "Let's Visit Yugosla- Give Whatever You Can Ship 1,031 Feet Long via!" Membership Campaign, Therefore, I am personally the greatest such drive in the appealing to all the members "Queen Elizabeth" will be a history of the Society. End Of A Perfect Day of the CFU to take part in this cultural endeavor, for we are all so proud of Croa- the beauty of Croatian music which we have received from Croatia. At this time we are appeal ing for donations (any a mount you wish to contri bute) lunula, wmm. .York height. The Chrysler sum which will mean a tape recorder" for the youth of Zagreb who wish to study and further the beauty of Croatian music. Please send your contribu tion to: Sylvia Niksic, 3396 Mass. St., Gary, Indiana. Sylvia Niksic, Lodge 170 ALL FOR ONE-ONE FOR ALL OmQM. 08GAN or THE OCWIAN FRATERNAL IM The "Queen" To Take CFU Group Across Atlantic Boat Party Will Leave USA Aug. 1 Pittsburgh, Pa. The lar gest ship in the world will help transport a part of the Croatian Fraternal Union's Tour Party due to visit Yu goslavia next August. A total of 80 Cabins have been reserved on the Cunard White Star Liner "Queen Elizabeth,'' which will leave New York at 12:30 PM Wednesday, Au gust 1, 1956, and arrive in e o u a n e e morning of August 6th. The CFU Party will pro ceed from Cherbourg to Za greb, Croatia, via train and should complete the trip in 24 hours. The train runs Switzerland and Italy en route to Zagreb through some of the most his- and scenic spots on the Continent SoinS overseas on the memorable us to be thrill appears to a foregone conclu- A e i a k n o w This is a gigantic ship of of immensity. The "Queen Elizabeth" is 1,081 feet long and 118 feet in breadth. It boasts of 14 decks and 35 public rooms. If stood on end, this great c, ,. liner would almost match the Small donations put togeth- .. u jj li Chrysler Building in New will add up to a sizeable m. i Building is 77 stories tall and 1,046 feet in height. Non-Members Ruled Out Guest reservations for the August 1st departure for France on the "Queen Eliz abeth" are now being taken All contributions will be! by the Home Office of the listed in the "Z" furthermore Croatian Fraternal Union. I will personally see that this money is used toward the purchase of a tape recorder and that it is sent to the students of music in Zagreb. The cost of the trip, plus a 20-day expense paid stay in Yugoslavia, is $600.00. A deposit of $150.00 is re quired with every reserva- CFU And CB Leaders Meet In Montana IIP hands with CFU Supreme President V. I. Mandich during Margaret Chesnik Fine WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1956. JOSEPH BUKTENICA HIKES CAMPAIGN LEAD Kolo Dancer 83,673 gross tons, the essence are very happy today to in troduce Margaret Chesnik, a nother of our kolo young sters. Margaret, who is also a member of Margaret Chesnik 18, was born March 27, 1945, in Milwaukee. Her parents are Frank and Margaret Chesnik and she has one brother, Earl. She is also the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Chesnik and Mr. Adolph Stippich. Margaret is in the 5th Grade at Hillside School and in the third year of piano lessons. She is a very helpful girl around the house and has many friends. WELCOME Former Supreme President Joe XJgrin, lelt, burgh. The session will get evening, there will be free en of the Croatian Brotherhood, Great Falls, Montana, shaking1 Kolo Federation Will Hold Meeting March 4 the latter's recent visit to Montana to dispose of final details as«?nrpd otip pertaining to the January 6. 1956. merger of the Croatian attend this important ses- i Brotherhood with the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, sion. Dolores Tomasic, Sec'y. Joseph Zegar, Sec'y. Strict Rules Governing '56 Recruiting Drive Gigantic Liner Will Transport CFU Group Party To Cherbourg, France Pictured Cuaard and (inc. i roi.i While Star Liner "Queen Elizabeth," which will transport August for an extended stay in Yugoslavia. Details per nearly 100 CFU Membership Campaign Grand Prize Win-! taining to this huge ship appear elsewhere in this issue. Leading In Yugoslav Pilgrimage Drive The following 33 American and Canadian Field Workers were credited as of Friday, February 24, 1956, with 50 or more Points in the Croatian Fraternal Union's historic "Let's Visit Yugoslavia!" Membership Campaign: Lodge Recruiter Home Point* 202 Joseph Buktcnfaft, Chicago, 111 239 288 126 391 5 787 975 32 872 85 185 355 4 12 1 Trafford Members Can Whoop It Up March 3 George Balieh, Indiana Harbor, Ind. ...., 211 Matt Anic.h, West Allis, Wise. 153 Michael Baich, Johnstown, Pa. 148 Mary Burma, Vancouver, British Columbia 136 Karmela Benac, Toronto, Ontario 118 Laddie Slamar, Chicago, 111 110 John Stanfel, Des Moines, Iowa 108 John R. Mikan, Rochester, Pa 106 Milan Skrtic, Campbell, Ohio 102 John Jurisich, Ely, Minnesota 102 Joseph Rukavina, Etna, Penna. 94 Matthew Zvonar, Denver, Colorado 84 John Ovcarich, Pittsburgh, Pa 79 949 Nikola Yurchevich, Calgary, Alberta 75 99 George Maljevac, Cleveland, Ohio 70 608 Frank Vukobratich, Schumacher, Ont. 70 99 Frank Movrich, Cleveland, Ohio 66 975 Angela Kokich, Toronto, Ontario 64 948 Steve Zelenika, South Chicago, 111 63 952 Stjepan Budak, Windsor, Ontario 62 235 Rose Gustin, Cleveland, Ohio 61 540 Edward Sabolic, Conway, Penna 61 66 Violet Flask, Youngstown, Ohio 60 130 Milena Jadreslc, Portland, Oregon 60 42 Stephen M. Matijevic, Wilmerding, Pa 59 284 Ivka Milosevich, Trinidad, Colorado 58 72 Mike Cindric, Uniontown, Penna 56 77 Louis Miklesh, Ironwood, Michigan 56 437 Tom Satina, Bentleyville, Penna 56 20 Matt Bogovich, S. S. Pittsburgh, Pa. 53 644 Philip Zebich, Hamilton, Ontario 50 k i u e a o U o e 5 4 1 a e Pittsburgh, Pa. The Ko-'. .x i n a .„ invited to come to the Lodge lo Federation of America will hold its next meeting on Sun- £ub 822 N. Canal St., N. S. Pitts- Beginning at 9:00 PM, that wav at 3:00 PM. jtertainment for all the lodge are urged to members and a good time is Joseph Dzapo, Farrell, Pa .! 191 the daughter of Mary and ^rVag0 Youngstown Ladies In Business Meet Tonight Youngstown, Ohio The Croatian Ladies' Auxiliary will meet at the Home on February 29 at 8 PM. All members are urged to. attend, as one of the points of discussion will be a future card party. A treat and bingo Born March she Dusan Knezevich and the granddaughter of Frances and George Starcevich. A member of a truly CFU fam ily, she is the 4th generation in her mother's family to join the CFU. Her father and grandfath er bowl with Lodge 177 and her mother an4 grandmother always help with banquets, picnics, dances or whatever the Lodge sponsors. In the Nest she joins an older sister Frances. Darlene, we welcome you and we hope that you will 7. carry on the traditions in Croatian of your won- the footsteps derful family. xhe Croatian Praternal gest fraternal bene(it Soci. ety chartered in the will follow the meeting. wealth of Pennsylvania It Bernice Novak, Sec'y. was organized in 1894, 22nd NATIONAL Nest 24 Salutes Darlene Knezevich Los Angeles, Calif. It is with great pride that C.F.U. Nest 24 calls attention to a' widespread Campaign interest new young lady in their and activity for either Janu ranks, Darlene Frances Kne-1 ary or February, not since we zevich. I first had anything to do with PAGE SEVEN Chicago Ace Still Pacing Recruiters In Great Campaign TS Info Agency Showing Interest By Stephen F. Brkich Campaign Comm. Sec'y. Pittsburgh, Pa. Like Spring in a popular song of some years ago, the Croatian Fraternal Union's 1956 "Let's Visit Yugoslavia!" Member ship Campaign is, to put it mildly, "bustin' all over." More than 400 recruiters are participating in the Cam paign, better than 50% more than were expected in the field for the opening winter laps of the drive. We cannot recall such Tkr„,.„v. in „ujthese annual drives. And that V0 Imagine, if you can, what [this year's Campaign will be like once the snow and ice disappear! Nearing First Million Now for a brief recap of the Campaign to dale. As of Friday, Februarv 24, the Junior Department had enrolled 622 aevv members and signed $447,600 in insur ance. The Adult Department ac counted for 313 new members and $236,000 in insurance during the same period, or from January 1 last through February 24. Combined, both Depart (Continued on Page 9) 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 these eligi bles 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!