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4 5 14 16 17 20 25 53 68 85 99 126 141 146 170 238 284 288 316 343 351 351 423 472 519 540 548 595 706 805 854 872 976 January' 1-Iuly 31, 1 !).*, Drive Recruiter's Dream Will Make Chicago Trip Via "ZAJEDNIČAR" and/or legal guardian(s) of s i' I -t v I i k 4'd 4 Frank Vidos (KUPON ZA PROMJENU TERM CERTIFIKATA) I/we Roy Toljan, Sec'y. 1 Lillian Crnkovic Annette Samac, Sec'y. I Page 9 State i. \n\n March 28, 1956 Lodge 787 793 814 919 975 975 -Avowed Candidates In "Let's Visit Yugoslavia!" Campaign The following Field Workers have officially announced their intentions of contesting for the Croatian Fraternal Union's 1956 Membership Campaign Grand Prize Award, an August all-expense visit to Yugoslavia: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Candidate City and State Nest 55 was 40 years old on March 16, 1956, but due to the fact that all the Sun days are taken by one of our organizations for a concert, picnic or such, we cannot cel ebrate the occasion earlier than the date planned. The Junior Order of the o a i a n a e n a U n i o n was born in Cleveland during the 1915 Convention, which was held at St. Paul's Church Hall, E. 40th and St. Clair Avenue. Await Buffalo Tourney Bro. Emil Golub of Golub's Funeral Home, 4703 Superior Ave., is paying all expenses for one junior team to attend the bowling tournament in Buffalo, and with his gener osity has made it possible for the nest manager to take two more teams. The children are selling tickets to cover the 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! Joseph Rukavina Etna, Pennsylvania Michael Baich Johnstown, Pennsylvania Nicholas Badovinac, Jr Cleveland, Ohio Nikola Boricli Luzerne, Pennsylvania John Bakovich Chicago, Illinois Matt Bogovich .'. South Side Pittsburgh, Pa. Joseph Frankovic McKeesport, Pennsylvania Nikola Vukelich Chicago, Illinois Stanley Crnich Chicago, Illinois John R. Mikan E. Rochester, Pennsylvania Frank Movrich Cleveland, Ohio Joseph Dzapo Farrell, Pennsylvania John Mavrovich East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Mary Skutlin Versailles, Pennsylvania Nicholas J. Erbesti Gary, Indiana John Ereegovieh Gilbert, Minnesota the New York Central s lux Ivka Milosevich Trinidad, DOMINION OF CANADA Candidate City and Pravim« Mary Burma Vancouver, British ColumWa Josip Spigeliski Sudbury, Ontario Joseph Sccen Val D'Or, Quebec Joseph A. Glavaš Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Karniela Benac Toronto, Ontario Angela Kokich Toronto, Ontario Cleveland Nest 55 Plans To Celebrate Fortieth Anniversary In Fitting Style Junior Keglers Priming For Journey To Buffalo For Society's Tenpin Jamboree Cleveland, Ohio Advance: notice is hereby given to all CFU and1 CCU Lodges and other organizations of Cleve land that CFU Nest 55 will celebrate its 40th Anniversa ry on Sunday, October 14, 1956. We appeal to these or ganizations to please refrain from scheduling an affair for that date. A very nice thank you to Nick Hranilovic who printed our tickets free of hcarge and is helping the manager with the expense incurred by the junior bowlers. We appeal to all our nest managers of Cleveland and vicinity to organize at least one team to enter in the lea gue when the bowling season starts in September. "Pio neers" Lodge 663 will be hosts to the bowling tourna ment next year and we want The Junior Kolo Group has rehearsals every Tuesday at the Croatian Home, 6314 St. Clair Ave., from 6:45 to 8:00 PM. Our famous Cleveland Kolo Aces have adopted these chil dren and are doing a wonder ful job of teaching them ko los. Loads of thanks go out to Doris Daley, who is so very persistent with the children, and all the rest of the Aces. By the way, the Kolo Aces are sponsoring a dance on Easter Sunday, April 1st, at the Croatian Home, 6314 St. Clair Ave., at 7:00 PM. An appeal is made to all the parents of the junior dan cers to bring the children to this dance and give them their first opportunity to dance kolos in public. As a reminder to our mem bers, please pay your dues by the 25th of every month, as the Assessment must be sent in to the Home Office by the 27th of the month. We also ask the parents to notify us of their new address upon moving to another home Cleveland Choir Colorado George Balich Indiana Harbor, Indiana opportunity to join our com Anton F. Spraitz So. St. Paul, Minnesota John Fundurulic Wood River, Illinois Thomas Chulig Detroit, Michigan Michael Matkovich Detroit, Michigan Victoria Bocak i Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Frank Kalain Akron, Ohio Mrs. Martha Kekic Detroit, Michigan Edward Sabolic i Conway, Pennsylvania John Kosovec Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Walter Kacer Weirton, West Virginia Marie Sekel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Andrew Pavlovic Whiting, Indiana Krsto Bozulich San Pedro, California John Stanfel Des Moines, Iowa Stanko Mandich Portland, Oregon other expenses of the teams. Brother Golub has donated something every year to wards the expense for bowl ers, as well as our baseball team. Our heartiest thanks go to bro. Golub from the man agement and members of Nest 55. Anna Kescic, Mgr. Luxury Railroad Coach Cleveland, Ohio It is not too late, at this last call, to join "Abrasevic" and help us amass a chorus of at least 50 members for the festival of the American Croatian S i n e s e e a i o n w i will be held in Chicago May 26 and 27. If you enroll now, you will have enough rehearsal time to be eligible for the Chicago festival. A good representation at the festival in Chicago's Or chestra Hall will do much to enhance the prestige of our singing society. We hope you will be pre sent when the choral group departs for the festival via ury coach. You have a good pany on this trip if you act now and come to our re hearsals, which are held ev ery Monday, at 8:00 PM, in the Croatian Home on St. Clair Avenue. We would like to bring to your attention that "Abrase vic" has a new and able mu sical director, Vladimir' Ma leckar. He is a graduate of Western Reserve University and is well known locally for his marvelous ability to direct large choruses. Our Spring Concert and Program will be presented May 6 at the Croatian Home on St. Clair Avenue. The pro ceeds of the event will help cover a portion of the trans portation costs to the Chicago festival. One of the best tamburitza orchestras, Plavi Jadran, will be on hand to play all your favorite folk songs and dan ces. Don't forget this important date. John Bratovich, Pub. Detroit Onyx Members Shape April 12 Supper Detroit, Mich. With Spring just around the cor ner, the time has Come for everyone to come out of their hibernation and see some of their old friends. What could be a better place to do this than the Onyx Social! All members of CFU Lodge 717 and their families are cor* dially invited for supper at the Croatian Catholic Center, 201 W. Seven Mile Road, on Thursday evening, April 12, at 6:00 PM. The monthly meeting will be called to order around 8:00 o'clock, or im mediately after supper. This will be the last meet ing before the CFU Tourna ment in Buffalo and all bowl- all our nests to be represented ers are requested to bring by at least pne team at the tournament. Weekly Kolo Rehearsals their dues up to date. Those who are delinquent will be disqualified from the tour nament. Sympathies are expressed to the Jerneycic family on the death of their wife and moth er, Mary Ann, who was an Onyx member. We are sure the family is very thankful to the members who sent flowers or took time to pay their last respects. Neva Ruzich, Vice-Pres. Des Moines Croat Men To Hold Fete April 14 Des Moines, Iowa The American Croatian e n's Club will hold its first affair of the season on Saturday, April 14, at the Wittoria Ita lian Hall on 2nd Avenue, north of the City on High way 60. Dancing to the music of the Centerville polka king Bill Zaputil will begin at 8:00 PM and continue until?? The members of the club, who are also members of the Croatian Fraternal Union in vite all the CFU members and friends of the vicinity to at tend their gala dance. The committee assumes one and all an enjoyable time. Seattle Lodge 439 Points With Pride To Three-Generation Fraternal Family Nick And Mary Vidos Long Members Of Croatian Fraternal Union Of America Seattle, Wash. Just as Transocean Air Lines and attends Business School in the evenings. Her favorite sport during leisure hours is tennis. many other lodges our lodge is composed of families in which the first, second and in some cases the third gen erations are members of the Croatian Fraternal Union. CFU Lodge 439 boasts of the 3-generation-family The Vidos family is well known in the Seattle-Renton programs, area, where they have lived for many years. Their daughter Anna Marie graduated from the Holy Name Academy in Seattle in 1955. She is employed by the Frank is the youngest of the three Vidos children. He attends Renton High School, of from which he will graduate this year. Part time he works at the Gibson Carpet Company, where his older brother Jo seph is also employed. Possesses Fine Voice Frank is the possessor of a very fine voice and loves to spend his spare time singing. Anna Marie Vidos .... Nick and Mary (Car) Vidos. Seated from left to right on the above picture ^re Nick and Mary Vidos ahd grand children Pamela and Dixi Lee, daughters of son Joseph. Standing left to right are son Frank, daughter-in-law Ma ry, son Joseph and daughter Anna Marie. Holy Name Graduate He has sung on stage many times at school and has made appearances on local radio We congratulate brother and sister Vidos for having such a fine family and extend to them our wish for a very happy and healthy future. Croatian Fraternal Union of America JUNIOR ORDER DEPARTMENT Term Certificate Exchange Form Nest No. Cert. No.. and the natural .* the named insured and holder of the Croatian Fraternal Union certificate num ber A- in consideration of the receipt of a new certificate (to be issued upon completion of this release) based on the Commissioners Standard Ordinary 3% certificate, do hereby release and forever discharge all rights, provisions and benefits that have or may ac crue from the aforesaid certificate for ourselves (myself), our, (my) heirs and assigns. I/we further declare that the aforenamed insured is now in good health and free from any mental or phys ical infirmity. In witness whereof, I/we have executed these presents by hereunto setting our/my hand and seal this day of 195. Countersignature of Neat Manager Signature of Junior Member if is Year« of Age Parent or Guardian Parent or Guardian Slavulj Members Have High Time In Spite Of Nationalities Mixture Cleveland, Ohio You can't read Croatian? Don't speak Croatian? Can't even understand Croatian? Well, so what! You needn't do any of these to like Croatian music and those wonderful lively kolos. If you have ever yearn ed to be part of a group of dancers or singers, who do these fun-loving activities, now is your chance. The "Slavulj" group of northeast is made of young American people of Croatian, Slovenian, Polish, German and even Irish descent who gather together weekly and learn the lighter side of Cro atian culture. Most of these men and wo men do not speak the Croa tian language, but this does not hinder their desire to sing and enjoy themselves. For with a few explanations and pronunciations from their able director, they have no trouble whatsoever getting a long. "Slavulj" belongs .to the Cleveland Folk Arts Associa tion, which brings them in contact with all nationalities when performing for shows at the Public Hall or the Art Museum. The group also makes out of-town trips to perform for other groups in nearby cities and states. A chartered bus brings loads of fun as we tra vel together on these greatly anticipated trips. Rehearsals are held on Thursday nights at the Cro atian Home on Waterloo Rd. at 8:00 PM. Come down and see us or call Elaine Novosel at KE 1-3639 for more infor mation. The age limit is 15 to We'll be looking for ward to meeting you! The newly elected officers for 1956 are: President, Don Novosel Vice President, Steve Hrestak Recording Secretary, Kay Simmonds Correspondence S e e tary, Lillian Crnkovic and Treas urer, Elaine Novosel. Pathfinders To Stage Spring Dance April 21 West Allis, Wise. "Path finders" CFU Lodge 731 will sponsor a Dance on Saturday, April 21, 1956, at Kralj's Hall, S. 60th and W. Madison. Music by A1 Rodig's Or chestra will begin at 8:00 PM and admission charged will be fifty cents. All lodge mem- bers and friends of the vici nity are invited to attend. John Sarich, Pub. Cleveland Kolo Aces Awaiting Easter Dance Cleveland, Ohio The Ko lo Aces will sponsor a Dance on Easter Sunday, April 1st, at the Croatian Home, 6314 St. Clair Avenue. Music for dancing will be provided by the Plavi Jadran Tamburitza Orchestra. Ev eryone is cordially invited to attend. Tickets can be pur chased from any member of the Kolo Aces. Home Address City, Zone Society's Outstanding Field Workers The following 67 American and Canadian Field Workers were credited as of Friday, March 23rd, with 50 or more Points in the Croatian Fraternal Union's historic "Let's Visit Yugoslavia!" Membership Campaign: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Lodge Recruiter Home JoinU 288 George Balich, Indiana Harbor, Ind 432 202 Joseph Buktenica, Chicago, III $64 126 Joseph Dzapo, Farrell, Pa. 243 170 Nicholas Erbesti, Gary, Indiana 240 17 John Bakovieh, Chicago, Illinois 218 4 Joseph Rukavina, Etna, Penna 197 5 Michael Baich, Johnstown, Pa. 194 391 Matt Anich, West Allis, Wise 183 872 John Stanfel, Des Moines, Iowa 164 595 Walter Kacer, Weirton, W est Virginia 162 85 John R. Mikan, Rochester, Pa 155 I 851 Krsto Bozulich, San Pedro, California 149 185 Milan Skrtic, Campbell, Ohio 144 519 Martha Kekich, Detroit, Michigan 131 355 John Jurisich, Ely, Minnesota 129 1 John Ovcarich, Pittsburgh, Pa 127 374 Nikolina Glavota, Rock Springs, Wyoming 115 99 Frank Movrich, Cleveland, Ohio 115 130 Milena Jadresie, Portland, Oregon 114 32 Lađdie Slamar, Chicago, 111 110 437 Tom Satina, Bentleyville, Penna 105 12 Matthew Zvonar, Denver, Colorado 101 316 Anton Spraitz, So. St. Paul, Minnesota 98 948 Steve Zelenika, South Chicago, III 96 16 Nikola Boricli, Luzerne, Pa 81 598 Mara Cvetnic, McDonald, Ohio 79 77 Louis Miklesh, Ironwood, Michigan 79 66 Violet Flask, Youngstown, Ohio 75 154 John Ilijanich, Highland, Indiana 75 72 Mike Cindrie, Uniontown, Penna 75 99 George Maljevac, Cleveland, Ohio 75 235 Rose Giistin, Cleveland, Ohio 74 805 Andrew Pavlovieh, Whiting, Indiana 73 284 Ivka Milosevich, Trinidad, Colorado 71 423 Barbara Haramic, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 65 367 Clement Mikulich, Canton, Illinois 64 I 146 Mary Skutlin, Versailles, Pa 62 540 Edward Sabolic, Conway, Penna 61 I 50 John Narancich, St. Louis, Missouri 61 423 Ivan Babich, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 60 39 Anton Malcic, Chicago, Illinois 60 47 Anna Rescic, Cleveland, Ohio 60 42 Stephen M. Matijevic, W'ilmerding, Pa. 59 676 N. J. Nikolac, Mt. View, California 58 18 Valentine Grohar, Joliet, Illinois 58 102 Matthew R. Belanic, Branford, Connectiqult 56 706 Marie Sekel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 56 634 Steve Diljak, Paw Paw, Michigan 55 20 Matt Bogovich, S. S. Pittsburgh, Pa. 54 121 John Bilich, Oakland, California 53 635 Ilija Rukavina, Virginia, Minnesota 53 351 Michael Matkovich, Detroit, Michigan DOMINION OF CANADA 814 Joseph Sečen, Val D'Or, Quebec 330 930 Mary Herceg, Schumacher, Ontario 195 990 Josip Sunic, Montreal, Quebec 189 975 Karmela Benac, Toronto, Ontario 171 787 Mary Burma, Vancouver, British Columbia 166 975 Angela Kokieh, Toronto, Ontario 159 628 Matt Naslovar, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 148 644 Philip Zebich, Hamilton, Ontario 133 819 John Glavas, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario 128 961 Kajo Mateljan, Toronto, Ontario 88 919 Nikola Yurehevich, Calgary, Alberta 86 952 Stjepan Budak, Windsor, Ontario 75 793 Josip Spigelski, Sudbury, Ontario 73 608 Frank Vukobratich, Schumacher, Ont 70 618 Mato Jurman, Creighton Mine, Ontario 52 East Chicago Choir In Year-Around Activities East Chicago, Ind. The Social Committee of the Cro atian Chorus "Sloga" met re cently in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mikash, to plan the activities of the chorus for the current'year. This committee is com posed of Toni Pulford, Pat Mikash, George Yancich, Tom Dolinar, and Frank Mi kash, Chairman. The busy schedule of acti vities which was arranged in cludes a Spring Concert on May 13, a Fall Concert on September 30, three public picnics on July 1, July 22 ana August 19, the sponsorship of the Duquesne University FOR THOSE DESIRING TO EARN TRIP TO YUGOSLAVIA IN 1956 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) Cut and Mail to CFU 1956 CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE 3441 Forbes Street Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania PHILIP VUKELICH, Chairman STEPHEN F. BRKICH, Secretary MARTIN KRASICH, Vice Chairman MICHAEL GRASHA, Assistant Sec'y. i Tamburitzans in an Annual Concert on November 25th, and a Christmas Party in i December. I The committee is also con sidering a trip to Cleveland for the chorus over the La Ibor Day weekend. The pur pose of this trip would be to make a guest appearance at the Anniversary Concert of "Slavulj", a Cleveland chorus. In addition to the above ac tivities, the chorus is busy preparing for the National I Festival of the American i Croatian Singers Federation to be held in Orchestra Hall, Chicago, on May 26 and 27. I Publicity Committee Member of Lodge No.