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rf I: KENNYWOOD PARK, PITTSBURGH, PA. The Škrbina Tamburitza Orchestra of Youngstown, Ohio (a) Moj Dragane (b) Dalmatinske Pjevne (c) Imao Sam Jednu Ružu (d) Kreni Kreni (e) Smješa Pjesama Aliquippa, Pa. (a) Hladan Vjetar Poljem Piri (b) Ej Lolo Moja Englifh Pfrtion Wednesday, August 29, 1956. Pare 9 ar I VH N. 8. Pittsburgh, P" & i \n\n Greater Pittsburgh ES Lodges 25th Annual Croatian Day, Saturday, Sept. 1 (Continued from Page 7) tn the year 1932, dead cen ter of a still memorable de pression era, to the call of the late M. J. Horvath, there met in Pittsburgh a hardy group of young men and wo men representatives of the English Speaking Units of tile Croatian Fraternal Union In Western Pennsylvania, there to preside over the birth of an innovation considered' almost radical only a few! years before a national1 Croatian Day. Destitute of anything re sembling financial aid and ffcced with anything but en Coul' gement, this pioneering grouv equipped itself with an unconquerable desire to suc Ofeed in its battle to found a shrine in the Greater Pitts burgh area, where annually Its people might come to pay homage to all that is good in the name Croatian. Every Croatian Day be came a bigger and better one than the last! Flushed with the success of their 1932 ven ture, the pioneer sponsoring committee bound itself into a promise of continuing these annual affairs and to work incessantly in making each succeeding presentation dou bly better than its predeces sor. This, they have strived to do down through the last twenty-four years. Measured by the "yard stick" of popularity, Croatian Days since 1932 have been directly responsible for the rebirth of our Croatian spirit throughout America. So, we invite all our people of the tri-state area to take part in the three-day event marking the 25th Annual celebration of Croatian Day under the auspices of Greater Pittsburgh's Croatian Day Committee. This Saturday, at Kenny wood Park, Sunday at the Croatian Home in Rankin and the Outdoor Reunion on Mon day, (Labor Day) at the Cro atian Center, off Babcock Boulevard, in Millvale. Dobro nam došli! CROATIAN DAY PROGRAM (Time Shown is Daylight Savings Time) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER I 5:00 P.M. MAIN PROGRAM Music Plaza 1. National Anthems Louise A. Popovich Aliquippa, Pa. 2. Invocation Reverend Charles N. Georgevich Pastor, St. Mary's R. C. Croatian Church, Rankin, Pa. Su Opening Remarks John R. Segina Chairman, Croatian Day Committee Selections Teen Tarns Directed by Matthew J. Vlasic 5. Vocal Selection Louise A. Popovich 6. Selections Croatian Day Committee Singers Directed By Nicholas A. VI? sic Accompaniment By Barbara Tomasic (a) Sve Pticice Iz Gore (b) Oj Livado 7. Croatian Day Feature Presentation Music Plaza 8. Kolo Selections N. S. Kolo Grmrp Directed by Catherine Zvonar 9. Selections Croatian Day Committee Singers Directed By Nicholas A. Vlasic Accompaniment By Barbara Tomasic 10. Gođ Bless America Audience 7:30 P.M. Croatian National Dance at the Lower Pa vilion featuring the semi-finals in the Kolo Popularity Contest. Continuous dance music by the Škrbina Tamburitza Orchestra. 9:30 P.M. The Les Arrigonis at the Park Lagoon in a thrilling act you will always treasure among the memories of Croatian Day. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 POST-CROATIAN DAY 8:00 P.M. The Annual Post-Croatian Day Concert and Dance will take place at Rankin's Croatian Home, 4th and Antisbury Streets. The finals in the Kolo Popu larity Contest will take place during the evening, dur ing which time the Škrbina Tamburitza Orchestra will play for your dancing pleasure. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 (Labor Day) If CROATIAN DAY REUNION PICNIC 12:08 NOON An out-door reunion picnic will be held at the Croatian Center, off Babcock Boulevard, Mill vale. The Greyko Tamburitza Orchestra will play for dancing. Refreshments and barbecued lamb will be served. Sverybody is welcooa#i Croats Assigned Role In A-C Fair Pittsburgh, Pa. Anthony J. Brajdic, Director of the America n-Croatian Radio Hour (WMCK) McKeesport, has been appointed to super vise the Nationalities Music Festival during the 1956 Al legheny County Fair by the Director, George E. Kelly. Talented costumed perfor mers will be featured in a program of singing, dancing and instrumental music with the Irish and Serbians sched uled to appear on Thursday, August 30th the Russians and Slovenians on Friday, August 31st the Scotch and Greeks on Saturday, Septem ber 1st Slovaks and Italians on Sunday, September 2nd and the Ukrainians and Cro atians will ring down the curtain on the Nationalities Music Festival of the 1956 Al legheny County Fair on Mon day (Labor Day), September 3rd. Millions are attracted an nually to this Allegheny County Free Fair which opens this year on Thursday, Aug ust 30th, and closes on Mon day (Labor Day), September 3rd. Brother Brajdic is promi nently known as the Program, Chairman and active member Pictured above are the members of the Pozega Tamburitza Orchestra, of Youngs town, Ohio. These artists will appear in Ma ther, Pa., on Sunday, September 2, sponsored Croatian Day Committee Reviews Glorious Past Pittsburgh, Pa. Croatian Day is twenty five years old. It was in 1932, that it took its bow as a day set aside, once each year, to further the spirit of fraternalism a mong the Croatians of West ern Pennsylvania. It further perpetuates our great and il lustrious Croatian heritage. The quarter century of its ex istence have been dynamic and eventful years. From a mere handful, the Croatian Day Committee has grown in to a substantial force of Ame rican-Croatians, planning to gether, working together and growing together. The men and women of the Croatian Day Committee have withstood trial and crisis and can boast of a record of unin terrupted accomplishment. This was made possible by a resourcefulness and determi nation that has animated the entire Croatian Day Commit tee and demonstrated the spi rit of teamwork, which is its greatest strength. Throughout its existence, the Croatian Day Committee was beset by periods of dis sention but these were never detrimental to the organiza tion because discord was re solved in a democratic man ner plus the underlying good will and friendliness of its members. As a result, the purposes of Croatian Day were never forgotten.' The Croatian Day Commit tee has done an outstanding job. But we must not overlook the many English Speaking Lodges of the Croatian Fra ternal Union of America, who have really made the organi zation possible. It was their willingness to cooperate and to contribute many different talents and skills toward the success of Croatian Day, year after year. Today, Croatian Day is the most outstanding day for Croatians i n the United States. Indeed, we are very proud of this! But, the future holds promise of bigger and better things. We are growing and with it our heritage and ideals are still intermingled with those of our beloved country, the United States of America. So, after 25 years, it is only ano ther stepping stone to more accomplishment and may this be ours through the years ahead. Frank H. Becer, Jr., Treas. Croatian Day Committee of Greater Pittsburgh's Cro atian Day Committee and the Union Steward and Lien Loan Clerk in the Headquarters of the Croatian Fraternal Union Official Organ Croatian Fraternal Union of America Farrell "Sloga" Junior Tamburitzans And Kolo Group In Brighton Sept. 9th Hold "Day In Old Croatia" Festivities Beaver Sts. Peter And Paul Church To BEAVER, Pa. The Sts. Peter and Paul RC Church will sponsor a "Day in Old Croatia" Picnic Sunday, Sep tember 9, 1956, at Wise's Grove, off Route 88 (Mercer Road) on the outskirts of New Brighton. Highlighting this unique undertaking in the history of the Church will be an after noon program starring the sensational Farrell, Pa., "Slo ga" Junior Tamburitzans Or chestra and Kolo Dancing Groups, all attired in native Croatian dress. The program will start at 4:00 PM sharp, following which the "Sloga" Tambur itzans will play for dancing. There are almost 30 youngsters in the Farrell groups. They have appear ed on television and radio programs and have made East Chi Singers Will Host Steelton Dancers So. Chicago, 111.— On Sun day, September 2, the "Cro atia" Singing Society will play hosts to the Kolo Club Marian of Steelton, Pa., when they will appear in a Con cert and Dance at the Cro atian Hall, 9618 Commercial Avenue, Chicago, 111. The program will begin at 5 P.M., and immediately fol lowing the concert, there will be dancing to the music of the Cavaliers Tam uri z a Orchestra of East Chicago. Members of the Kolo Club will also provide music for your dancing pleasure. The Kolo Club Marian is o o s e o 4 5 a e n e youngsters, who have ap peared frequently on various TV programs, throughout the East and are professionals in their own right. Tickets for the concert, which are priced at $1.50, may be used for both con cert and dance and can be obtained from any member of the "Croatia" Singing So ciety. We sincerely hope the resi dents of South Chicago will take advantage of the fine opportunity to see and hear such an outstanding group, performing the music and dances of our Croatian Heri tage. On September 28th, "Cro atia" will travel to Steelton, Pa., to appear on a similar conceit, sponsored by the Kolo Gub Marian. Mary Sudar I and II Frank Loncar by CFIJ Lodge (il-W. On Labor Day, Septem ber 3, they will entertain for a picnic, which will be sponsored by the FlT Ixdge 354 Kolo Group of Cokeburg, Pa. numerous public appear ances throughout the east ern pari of tiie United States. Their appearance Sunday, September 9, at Wise's Grove in New Brighton under the auspices of Sts. Peter and Paul Church will mark their first outdoors show in Beaver County and help ring down the curtain on the 1956 picnic season. All members and friends of the Croatian Fraternal Union in the Beaver Valley and throughout Western Pennsyl vania are most cordially in vited to take in this extraor dinary fiesta. Refreshments of all kinds, I particularly those which ap peal to Croats, will be avail able during the September 9 festivities. To all: Dobro nam došli! John Skertic, Publicity StriiHiers Hall Open For Varied Functions Struthers, Ohio This is to inform the members who did not attend the last meet ing of CFU Lodge 504 that a motion was made and passed stating that in the future the family of a deceased member may use the Croatian Hall af tera funeral for a get-togeth er with their friends and rela tives, free of charge, if they so desire. The hall is also now avail able for weddings and ban quets, with a complete mod ern kitchen and tables. Vincent Radilovic, Pres. Windsor Lodge 638 Banquet Sept. 15th John Ovcarich To Represent CFIJ WINDSOR, Ont. Lodge 638 of the Croatian Fraternal Union will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its founding with a banquet, concert and dance, on Saturday, Septem ber 15, at the Slovak Home on 1367 Drouillard Road, be ginning at 6 P.M. We are pleased to an nounce that we will have as our honored guest, repre senting the Croatian Fra ternal Union, bro. John Ovcarich, Secretary of the Sick Benefit Department. Music for dancing will be provided by the Croatian Ser enade Tamburitza Orches tra, under the direction of bro. M. Kukec. A complete line of liquid and solid re freshments will be available for your convenience. We invite all the C.F.U. members and friends of Wind sor, Detroit and vicinity to attend this gala anniversary affair. Pub. Committee Rehearsals To Begin For Euclid Kolo Dancers Euclid, Ohio Vacation days will soon be over, may be all won't be pleased to get back to school and normal routine, but I am sure all of you will be glad to get back to regular KOLO rehearsals. At least it showed your de sires to get back when we had 2 "Z" Day rehearsals, after a 2-month vacation. Our teacher Jean Russ tells us rehearsals for the Fall Term will begin Wednesday, September 5, 7:30 P.M. sharp, at the usual place, Jugoslav Center. Aren't we unusually lucky to have our own Tamburitza Orchestra too? Thanks for this Orchestra goes to Joseph Perovich, Tom and Pete Ber tosa, Steve Kasunic, and John Baron. Thanks boys, you sure are a great help! All of you good friends of ours please keep in mind our 2nd Anniversary Program, November 4th, and help us celebrate. I'm sure you'll find our program very entertain ing. Mary Scrabanic, Kolo Pub. Barbara Baron, Mgr. N 373 Sloga Tammies To Give Concert At Buhl Park Farrell, Pa. The Sloga Tamburitzans will present an open air concert at the Buhl Park Band Shell on Labor Day, September 3. The first half of the concert, from 3:05 to 3:30 P.M., will be broad cast over station W.P.I.C., Sharon, 790 Kilocycles. These summer concerts are presented to the public free of charge, every Sunday from Decoration Day through La bor Day. Come out to see our young tamburitzans or remember to tune in. TEEN-TAMS Popular young tamburitzans who will Publicity Committee .perform on the huge Kennywood Music Plaza Saturday, FRANK RIBIC, featured vo calist with the Greyko Re cording Orchestra will enter tain the E.S.L. Reunion audi ence on Monday, Labor Day, September 3rd at the Croa tian Center, off Babcock Boulevard, Millvale. Uniontown Area Croats Invited To Kolo Classes Uniontown, Pa. In order to provide for more social in terests among the Croatian people in this area, the Croa tian Ladies' Auxiliary will soon provide the opportunity to form a Kolo Club. A competent instructor has been engaged and kolo les sons will be available at the Croatian Home, to anyone who desires to learn. Men", women, teen-agers and chil dren are welcome to partici pate. Lodge or club member ship is not compulsory, in order to join the group. A special meeting will be held Thursday, September 6, at the Croatian Home, begin ning at 7:30 PM. At that time we will organize the group and set the time for lessons. It is our desire that as ma ny members, as possible, of Lodge 72, Nest 32 and the neighboring lodges and nests, take advantage of this oppor tunity to learn our beautiful folk dances. Cleveland Culture Club Sponsors Kolo Classes Cleveland, Ohio The Cul ture Club of the Collinwood Croatian Home, again wishes to be among the first in new activities. The Club is the cen ter of culture for the Croatian people of that area and it now sponsors, among other things a group of children, ranging in ages from eight to four teen, known as the Zagreb Tamburitzans. Since there are many dan ces held in our area and ma ny, because of necessity, must just watch, the Culture Club has found a way for all to join in the fun. We wish to invite all adults to learn kolo dancing. George Balasko, active in structor, will begin lessons on September 7. New and old fa vorites will be taught, so that at future programs, all can join in the fun of our national dances. We are looking for ward to seeing all our friends and friends to be, on Friday, CROATIAN DAY TIX! Pittsburgh, Pa. Many of our friends will be happy to know that amusement tickets for Kennywood Park are a vailable at reduced rates. Please remember that these tickets imay only be bought prior to Croatian Day and will not be sold at the park at the reduced rate. To buy your tickets please contact one of the following: Aliquippa, Pa. —William J. Zivitz, 1816 Grant St. Ambridge, Pa. Josephine Spolarich, 2601 Manning St.," and Katherine Zgainer, 720 24th Street. Clairton, Pa. Ruth Milas, 349 Chambers St. Conway, Pa. A. J. Kron stain, 1321—3rd Ave. Etna, Pa. Katherine Tr dina, 26 Freeport St., Etna 23. East Pittsburgh, Pa. James Dinger, 301 Greenfield Avenue. Homestead, Pa. Geoift Fudurich, 1111 Sylvan Av€. McKeesport, Pa. K u d lik's Market, 509 Locust St. Matelan's Jewelers, 202 Fifth Ave. Mary Reskovac, 4310 3rd St., Versailles. McKees Roeks, Pa.—Frank Braidic, 1144—11th St. Steve Horvat, 1046 McCoy Road. Millvale, Pa. Nada Ro zankovich, 142 Grant St. Ma ry Spudich, Croatian Center, Scheutzen Park Rd. o n a a a a a e Shalac, 830 Colonial Ave. Monessen, Pa. Matt Zo retich, Croatian Home, 1003 Schoonmaker Ave. New Brighton, Pa. Geo. Zivitz, 768 Grove Ave. New Brighton, Pa. Jo seph Pavkovic, 1126 8th Ave. Catherine G. Yukish, Pub. Anion Delac, 1127 Troy Hill Rd. (12) Marie Sekel, 847 E. Ohio St. (12) Zelkovic Drag Store, 924 East St. (12). Pittsburgh, Pa. Frank H. Becer, Jr. 253 Fisk St., (1), Anna Frankovich, 415 52nd St., 1), Ann Labas, 4909 Butler St. (1) and Mary Radocaj, 4617^ Carlton St. (1). Smiths Ferry, Pa. Miller Biach, R.F.D. 1. Turtle Creek, Pa. Thom as A. Yakin, 129 Prospect St. Rankin, Pa. Stella Dor mihal, 325 Summer Way Steve Novosel, 123 Second Ave. Joseph Vucic, Croatian Home, 4th and Antisbury. S. S. Pittsburgh, Pa. Lawrence Delost, 2755 Bre vard St. (27). Swissvale, Pa. John Vo lovic, 2309 Woodstock Ave. Verona, Pa. Frank Bur sic, 156 W. Railroad Avenue Catherine Leppold, 225 Alle gheny Ave. September 7 at 8 P.M. Come to the Collinwood Croatian Home to begin many evenings of enjoyment with your new ly found friends. Fannie L. Evans, Sec'y. September 1. This versatile group of teen-agers is noted for its several television appearances in the Pittsburgh District.