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the CFU
i on monwealth of Pennsylvania,
A n n e e e n e v i
Adam Sudetic, Sec'y.
Philip Papich, Sec'y.

Coming Events
20th Annual Duckpin
Tourney, April 27-29,
Johnstown, Penna.
Home Ensemble, Singers, Kolo Group
To Make Appearance April 15th During
Program Honoring Lodge 148 Milestone
Members Of Host Lodge And Friends To
Hear High Officials Of Society During
Afternoon Festivities In Chicago Home
CHICAGO The members of "Istarska Sloga" Lodge
148 will celebrate the 45th Anniversary of their Lodge's
affiliation with the Croatian Fraternal Union with a huge
Program and Dance on Sunday, April 15.
The members at the same time will also commemorate
the 41st Anniversary of the Junior Order of the Croatian
Fraternal Union, one of the
largest and most powerful
juvenile organizations of its
type domiciled on the North
^/^merican Continent.
This long and carefully
planned dual celebration is
to take place in the Croa
tian Sokol Home, 1903 So.
Racine Avenue, and com
mence promptly at 3 PM.
Speaking for Lodge 148
will be its President, Peter
Popovich, and Vice President,
George Dragozetich.
A brief address will also be
Jnade by Nick D. Sarich,
Chairman of the Anniversary
Committee on Arrangements
and Superintendent o{! the
Children's Home of the Cro
atian Fraternal Union
Still other speakers will
be the Croatian Fraternal
Union's 1st Supreme Vice
President Joseph N. Baz
daric, Chicago, President
of the High Trial Board
John Badovinac, Cleveland,
Ohio, and President of the
i e n s o e o a
Tomo Sipusic, Gary, Ind.
Francis R. Smith Will Be Remembered
By Delegates Who Were In Attendance
At Society's 9th Quadrennial Convention
Introduced will be all mem-
Dancing in the evening will children's Home
climax these eagerly awaited goarc^
festivities. local and surrounding Lodges
Await High Officials
Outstanding musical and
other entertainment will
highlight the fete.
By Stephen F. Brkich, Recorder, WPL Committee
PITTSBURGH The Western Pennsylvania Lodges
of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America will stage their
Annual "CFU Day" on Sunday, July 22, 1956.
In keeping with a tradition of long standing, t'hese al
ways colorful outdoor festivities will take place in West
View Park, off Route 19, Pittsburgh, and be followed, for
the second year, by a socialt
gathering at the Croatian
Center in Millvale.
The WPL Committee is
planning an elaborate pro
grain of music, singing,
dancing, speaking, etc., for
the West View portion of
the day and will announce
the details shortly.
Highlight of the day will
Primary Plugs Passe
In the best interests of
the Croatian Fraternal Un
ion of America, the Zajed
ničar will henceforth re
frain from carrying any
articles pertaining to mem
bers of the Society seeking
election In the forthcoming
primaries. This is the wish
of the Executive Board and
the Editors will conduct
themselves accordingly.
representatives of
and other organizations' of
our people.
Youngsters Are Ready
Starred on the program
wiU be talent from
Children's Home.
This is to include the
Home Glee Club, Tambur
itza Orchestra and Kolo
Group, the members of
which have been rehearsing
regularly for this Sunday,
April 15, fete.
All members and friends
of of the C.F.U. are invited to
attend this affair.
Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner
Accepts Invitation To Deliver Speech
During July 22nd "CFU Day" Festivities
litical circles.
Mr. Smith is a candidate
for the Auditor General of
Pennsylvania on the Demo
cratic ticket which villi go
before the voters in the
primary election to be held
Tuesday, April 24,1956. He
is unopposed in this test.
Mr. Smith addressed the
be the coronation of "Miss Croatian Fraternal Union's
CFU VII," the identity of 9th Na i o n a 1 Quadrennial
whom will not be known until Convention at Philadelphia in
July 22nd
Democratic Candidate
September of 1955 and paid
high tribute to the Society,
the largest fraternal benefit
The Committee has already
., .. I society chartered the Com
secured its "speaker of the
day" for July 22.
He is the Hon. Francis R. I Seek More Contestants
Smith, Insurance Commis- Getting back to this year's
sioner of the Commonwealth "Miss CFU VII" popularity
of Pennsylvania and a leader contest, we wish to point out
in this state's Democratic po- that candidacies are still be
ing accepted from those de
siring to enter the race.
A i a n s n e e o n y
give a brief history of
themselves, schooling, hob
bies, etc., and forward
same to WPL Secretary
Philip Vukelich at 8441
Forbes Street, Pittsburgh
13. A photo of the contes
tant should accompany the
Please do not forward ca
mera snapshots.
It was decreed during the
Kindly turn to page 8 for
Editorial, "We Accept.
ty, with the ladies of St.
John's Parish to serve the
2) A Mass Meeting Mon
day, May 21, at the Croatian
Slovenian Home, 5th and
Elizabeth, for the purpose of
acquainting all interested in
the Croatian Fraternal Uni
on's great 1956 Membership
Campaign with the best way
of "selling" the world's great
est institution of its kind to
Invite English Editor
The Home Office at Pitts
burgh has pledged its full mo
ral and material support to
both undertakings.
The Executive Board re
cently ruled that the Cen
tral Committee may have
its chosen speaker for both
occasions English Edi
tor of the Zajedničar Ste
phen F. Brkich.
This will mark bro. Br
kich's first official appear
ance in Kansas City.
He is now serving his third
term as the Editor of the
English Section of the Offi
cial Organ and is at present
the Secretary of the Society's
Membership Campaign Com
Still a comparatively young
man in years, bro. Brkich will
be the guest of honor at the
May 20 Dinner and address
the Mass Meeting tbe follow
ing night, May 21.
Tickets Now Available
Tickets for the Sunday,
May 20, Dinner are now avail
able to the public.
They may be procured
from any officer or member
of the Central Educational
Official Organ Croatian Fraternal Union of America
English Editor To Attend
Mid-Western Undertakings
Central. Educational Committee Of Kansas City Lodges Determined To
Create Widespread Interest In Croatian Fraternal Union Of America
Chicago Lodge 148 to Mark 45th Anniversary on April 15
KANSAS CITY This once active but now long dormant cen
ter of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America will shortly make a historic
bid to recapture its former status of eminence in the Society's sun.
The first step in that direction was taken during the
March 19, 1956, meeting of the Central Educational Com- I
mittee of Kansas City Lodges, a session which drew a per- LvOyC TTil li C|Jb
feet attendance and was marked by enthusiasm of truly C#*« Maplfivtfl
rare vintage in local circles.1?1-"
Committee or by writing to
course of that meeting that Committee Secretary Joseph
the Central Educational Com- Zurga, 517 Tauromee Avenue
mittee sponsor two very im- Kansas City, Kansas. The
portant and, in time, far I deadline for all reservations
reaching undertakings:
1) A Dinner on Sunday,
May 20, at the St. John's
Catholic Club Hall, 4th and
Barnett Avenue, Kansas Ci-
is Monday, May 14.
The names of all persons
reserving tickets for this
Dinner will be published in
the English Section of the
Incidentally, one Of the
highlights of this Dinner will
be the honoring of all Fifty
Year CFU Members ift Great
er Kansas City. Still other
program plans and details
will be published here shortly.
Mass Meeting Important
The Monday, May 21, Mass
Meeting should be a most ed
ucational one.
There have been so many
changes in the Croatian
Fraternal Union in recent
years that it will do all
good to attend this rally
and acquaint themselves
with the Society's new
CSO Certificates and other
forms of protection.
This gathering should be of
particular interest to all lo
cal and surrounding non
members of the Croatian Fra
ternal Union, particularly
those who are professional
or business dignitaries. Their
every question will be ans
wered that night in order that
all may know precisely what
the Society is and what it
stands for.
Seeking Support Of All
Letters will be sent all lo
cal members of the Croatian
Fraternal Union by way of
inviting them to attend the
Dinner on May 20 and the
Mass Meeting on May 21.
Special invitations are ex
tended in this manner to C.
F. U. members and friends
in Sugar Creek, Mo., St. Jo
seph, Mo., Kirksville, Mo.,
Marceline, Mo., St. Louis,
Mo., East St. Louis, 111., and
Granite City, 111.
Members of the not too
distant Iowa Lodges and
those affiliated with the
Omaha, Nebraska, Lodge
are likewise most cordially
invited to attend these un
It is the hope of the Cen
tral Educational Committee
that May 20-21 will turn out
to be as successful as human
ly possible, for all of us owe
it to our Society to bring it
to the widest attention possi-
Kansas City Membership in
Pledge to Reactivate Area
U I I v u A i i y
45th Anniversary
Vice President
Of Society Will
Speak April 22nd
quet, program and dance will
highlight the celebration Sun
day, April 22, of the 45th
Anniversary of "Ban Jelacic"
Lodge 440 of the Croatian
Fraternal Union of America.
Preceding the festivities
will be a 10:00 AM Mass
in Sacred Heart of Jesus
Croatian R. C. Church
memorializing the dead of
the Lodge and praying for
the welfare of the living.
The celebration itself is to
be held in the Croatian Home,
9618 Commercial Avenue, So.
Chicago, and start at 3:00
PM. The banquet meal is to be
served by the ladies of the
Lodge and the celebrants are
guaranteed a sumptuous re
State Official Coming
The program will be as col
orful as any ever sponsored
by Lodge 440.
The speakers will be
Joseph N. Bazdaric, 1st
Supreme Vice President of
the Croatian Fraternal Uni
on of America, and the
Hon. Laddie T. Pelnar, As
sistant Director of the In
surance Department of the
State of Illinois.
Mr. Pelnar, one of the out
standing public figures in Illi
nois, is of Czechoslovakian
Nest Talent On Parade
Among the highlights of
the program will be singing
by the Nest Choir, S. Cuzel
la directing, and Kolo Danc
ing by the Nest group under
the direction of Mary Plese.
The Singing Society
"Croatia" under the direc
tion of V. B. Smutny will
likewise favor with several
selections and baritone
Dragutin Sostarsko will
thrill Jhe celebrants with
his wonderful voice.
Tjhie program over, dancing
I will bring to a close this
eventful, day.
Music is to be provided by
the "Croatian Sons" Tambur
itza Orchestra and a variety
of refreshments will be avail
able during the evening
hours. Dobro nam došli!
Charles Markusic, Sr.
It's your Croatian Fra-
ble for our own good now ternal Union. Build, boost it
land in the future. |wherever you go.
Anne Perencevic And Raymond Burovac
With Tammies In Cleveland On April 15
Reception Will Follow Annual Appearance
Of Most Famous Ensemble Of Kind In World
day afternoon, April 15, Cle
veland will again play host
to that entertaining ensemble
called the Duquesne Univer
sity Tamburitzans.
This date will mark a
homecoming for 2 members
a y o n u o v a
of the Tamburitzans, Anne
Perencevic and Raymond Bu
Anne, a sophomore, is a
gr a u a e of Collinwood
High School and was for
years an outstanding sing
er with the "Slavulj" Cho
Besides taking part in fra
ternal affairs, she was always
more than willing to help
keep alive the cultural heri
tage of her forefathers. Her
family resides at 14910 Syl
via Avenue.
Ray, a junior, is a graduate
of Benedictine High School,
and is now looking forward
to the business world and, in
Lodge 975 Will
Mark Anniversary
TORONTO The still
young-at-heart members of
"Canucks" C.F.U. Lodge 975
will celebrate the 6th Anni
versary of their Lodge with a
Dance on Saturday, April 14.
The festivities, which
promise to be the most col
orful in the brief annals of
Lodge 975, will take place
in the beautiful new Croa
tian National Home, 1650
Dupont Street at Osier, and
start at 8:00 PM.
Music to satisfy one and all
will be provided by the "Bal
kanaires" Tam u i z a Or
chestra, one of the best in
the business in Southern On
Refreshments to enliven
such an occasion as this cel
ebration will be available
throughout the evening.
All in all, Saturday evening,
April 14, promises to be a
great night.
Which is reason enough for
all members and friends of
Lodge 975 to attend.
And by that we mean all
Southern Ontario members
of the Society.
Peter Garbel, Pres.
preparation, is studying Busi
ness Administration.
Ray knows his way a
round an accordion key
board, having played the
instrument since he was
eleven years of age.
He is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. (Slosar) Burovac, who
reside at 888 E. 139th St.
Although the concert be
gins at 3 PM, the ticket of
fice at the Music Hall will
have tickets on sale at 2 PM.
Golub's, the ticket-selling
headquarters, still has some
choice seats available.
Those of you who would
like to meet the Tammies,
personally, hold on to your
ticket stub and attend the re
ception which will be given
at the Croatian Home in Col
linwood following the concert.
Canucks To Hit Beaverites Will
Heights April 14th Mark 2oth Season
George Relich, Jr.
Farrell Ensemble
To Star On June 3
26th Anniversary of "Beaver
ites" Lodge 738 of the Croa
tian Fraternal Union of Ame
rica will be celebrated on Sun
day, June 3, 1956.
The celebration will be in
the nature of a Picnic at
Wise's Grove, New Brighton.
Highlighting the festivities
will be an afternoon program
of outstanding musical enter
tainment, speaking and other
Starring during the pro
gram will be the youthful
but already famed "Sloga"
Junior Tamburitza Orches
tra of Farrell, Pa., all at
tired in beautiful native
Representing the Home Of
fice at Pittsburgh as speakers
will be Supreme Treasurer
Martin Krasich and Croatian
I Editor of the Zajedničar Phi
lip Vukelich.
Arrangements Committee
Established 1929
Detroit Lodges
Plan April
Campaign Rally
High Officials
From Pittsburgh
To Deliver Talks
DETROIT The Central
Educational Committee of
Greater Detroit CFU Lodges
will sponsor a Membership
Campaign Meeting on Sunday
afternoon, April 22.
This very important gath
ering is to be held in the Cro
atian Home, 1735 East McNi
cols Rd., and start at 3 PM.
Representing the Home
Office at Pittsburgh will be
bros. Supremo Secretary
Joseph Bella and Secretary
of the Sick Benefit De
partment John Ovcaricli.
Both were re-elected to of
fice during the 9th National
Quadrennial Convention of
September, 1955, and each
knows his department and
other facets of the Society
Meeting Open To All
Every phase of the Soci
ety's current Membership
Campaign will be covered
during this rally and any
questions you may have will
be satisfactorily answered.
Bro. Bella will undoubtedly
explain in full the Croatia*
Fraternal Union's new CSO
Certificates, which went into
effect December 1, 1955, af
ter their adoption by the 9th
Bro. Ovcarich is certain to
cover Sick and Disability Ben
efits and detail the benefits
to be derived from taking out
the Society's "Income De
fender" Plan.
It is for these and many
other reasons- that every
Lodge and Nest official in
Greater Detroit and vicini
ty should attend this Mass
Meeting on Sunday, April
As should any and all
members sincerely interested
in their Society.
Annual Fete June 17
May we, in passing, remind
our local members that the
Central Educational Commit
tee will sponsor its Annual
Outing and Program on Sun
day, June 17, 1956.
The festivities are to be
held in Transylvania Park,
located off 1Q1/« Mile and
Please follow your Zajed
ničar for details pertaining to
this fete.
Centerville Lodge In
Hands Of New Secretary
to notify the members of
CFU Lodge 221 that our Sec
retary, Frank Golik, has re
signed from his position. At
the request of the members,
the undersigned accepted this
position at the lodge meeting.
For the welfare of our
lodge we would like tp ask for
the members' cooperation in
the following matters: (1)
dues should be paid on time
and, if possible, in advance
(2) dues books should be used
at all times, instead of re
ceipts (3) every member
should submit his name and
address to the Secretary, so
that a lodge address directory
can be compiled.

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