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Paket broj 6A $17.95 10 lbs. riže 10 lbs. masti 10 lbs. iećera 10 lbs. špageta 6 lbs. kave 1 lb. ćokolade 1 lb. kakao 1 lb. sapuna PalmoUvt lb. čaja lb. papra Paket broj 7B $12.85 20 lbs. bakalara i Paket broj 3A $8.65 3 kg. kave 5 kg. riže 1 kg. Šećera Paket broj 2A $18.15 10 lbs. masti 10 lbs. riže 10 lbs. šećera 6 lbs. kave 37 lbs. masti $12.50 \n\n November 7, 1956. THE EXECUTIVE BOARD AT WORK -OFFICIAL MINUTES- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1956 TOjc Supreme President, bro. Mandich, opened the ses sion with greetings. All Members of the Board were present. The Minutes of the September 12 meeting were ap proved as read. As the first order of business, bro. Mandich called for the reading of the unapproved Minutes of the Supreme Board. Bro. Brkich read the 3rd session of the Supreme Board which were approved as read on the motion by bro Mandich seconded by bro. Bella. Bro. Vukelic followed with the reading of the 10th session of the Supreme Board. On the motion by bro. Kra sich seconded by bro. Bella, said Minutes were approved aa read. Bro. Brkich then read the 11th and final session of the Supreme Board which were also approved as read on the motion by bro. Ovcarich seconded by bro. Grasha. On the motion by bro. Bella seconded by bro. Grasha, the Board unanimously approved the bills of the Vice-Pres idents and the Board of Trustees in the amount of $4271.94 for attending the September, 1956 sessions of the Supreme Board. The Supreme Secretary, bro. Bella, presented the fol lowing cases: Lodge 70 The application of bro. John Markovich fjjr an increase of $5000.00 insurance thus making his total insurance in force $10,000.00 was approved by the Board. Lodge 112 Sister Kata Horvat designated her hus band beneficiary, who predeceased the member. The Board approved payment to 6 surviving children. Lodge 345 Bro. Ivan Zakman gave his year of birth as 1880 upon acceptance as a member, whereas the death certificate showed 1876. Since we were unable to obtain any information on this member from Europe, and since the son claimed that he did not know the exact year of birth and mailed us a corrected copy of the death certificate, the Board approved the payment of the claim in full. Lodge 718 On the recommendation of said lodge, the Bioard approved a donation of $50.00 from the National Staid payable to the husband of the* late Jela Lipanovic. The request of lodge 954 for a donation to a Junior Member of their Nest to help defray medical expenses could not be granted since our Organization has no established ftand for such purposes. Lodge 978 On the recommendation of the lodge, the Board approved a donation of $50.00 from the National Fund to bro. John Hodak. Bros. Bella and Grasha gave their reports on the pro ceedings of the National Fraternal Congress which they attended in Cleveland in September with bro. Badovinac. Bro. Bella stated that our Society was especially honored at this Congress by the election of our Junior Director, bro. Grasha, to the presidency of the Youth Counsellor's Section for the ensuing year. Their expenses were approved for payment, as follows: Br. Bella $100.59, bro. Grasha $80.59 and bro. Badovinac $90.00. Bros. Mandich and Servov submitted reports on the proceedings of the National Conference on Citizenship which they attended in Washington, D. C. in September. Their ex penses were approved as follows. Bro. Mandich $144.37, Bro. Servov $200.87. Bro. Badovinac was delegated to be guest speaker at the 40th Anniversary celebration of Nest No. 55 to be held in Cleveland on October 14, as per the request of the Nest Management. A letter of thanks and appreciation was received from -the Minnesota Federation of C.F.U. Lodges for the pre sence of our Supreme Treasurer, bro. Krasich, at their An nual Conference. The renewal of our passenger elevator maintenance contract in the Home Office was again awarded to the Haughton Elevator Co. for a period of 5 years. Morris Caplan, as the lowest bidder, was awarded the contract for replacing certain fixtures at the Home Office lor the sum of $509.00. The Board agreed to purchase a wrist watch for An thony Lucas, our former Legal Counsellor, on the occasion of his 50th Anniversary as an attorney. Bro. Bella is to make the presentation in behalf of the Society at the ban quet to be held in honor of bro. Lucas on October 21. Supreme Board Member, bro. Julius Majetic, was dele- ited to be our official representative of the Michigan Fra Congress. Our Sports Director, bro. Braidic, informed the Board that Lodge 4 was the successful bidder as host lodge for 1058 for the National Dux Tourney, and that Lodge 706 ifrall be the host for 1959. Our bookkeeper, bro. Gregurich, submitted the follow ing report to the Board: In accordance with the decision of the Executive Board, I visited the Children's Home on October 4 to 8 inclusive to check their books and to instruct the new bookkeeper at the Home as to the manner in which all future reports are to be submitted to the Home Office. The new bookkeeper is a professional man who is very much qualified in the field erf accounting. We immediately went to work and arrived at the con elusion that the books in their present state could not be corrected and therefore it would be more feasible to begin with a new set of books with January 1, 1956, as the start ing point. At the end of the year, the books of the Home Office and the Children's Home can then be balanced. Most of our time was spent in trying to balance the accounts of the payments of the children, which we were unable to accomplish. Here again, we agreed to revert to January 1,1952 as our base to make all necessary adjust ments from said date. After all the accounts of the chil dren are corrected and balanced, a statement will be mailed to the parents of the children which will require verifica tion as to its accuracy. We worked until a late hour each evening and arrived at a mutual plan and agreement as to the future work to be done, and I have every confdence that our bookkeeping problems at the Children's Home will be now solved. The expenses of bro. Gregurich in the amount of $209.47 were approved for payment. The following items were approved for payment: $50.00 to the Pennsylvania Fraternal Congress for 10 banquet tickets for the Congress to be held in Pittsburgh on November 13 and 14. $10.00 to the Nebraska Fraternal Congress for dues. $15.00 to the Michigan Fraternal Congress for dues. $10.30 to George Held productions for reproducing a 10 minute tape for use by the Home Office. $525.00 to the National Fraternal Congress for dues. $50.00 to the McKeesport Junior Tamburitzans for their appearance on our television program on WQED on Sep tember 13. $100.00 donation from the Sports and Education Fund CHARLENE'S MUSIC CORNER Christmas Cards in Croatian, Slovenian and Serbian languages 15 for (On mail orders add 25c for postage) Christmas Cards In many other language«! We have all the latest Serbo-Croatian records! 913 Braddock Avenue Braddock, Pa. Corner Verona St. & Braddock Ave. Phone: ELectrlc 1-2775 Chi Choir Wil Sponsor Funfest CHICAGO, ILL. The Croatian Singing Society "Zo ra" will sponsor a St. Nicho las Dance Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Sokol Hall, 1903 So. Racine Ave. A wonderful program is be ing planned for the occasion and dancing to the music of the "Ruža" Tamburitza Or chestra will highlight the late hours. Santa Claus will also turn out that night with gifts for many of our friends. Croatian goodies, including strudel, will be provided and a variety of refreshments await your pleasure. Regular meetings of "Zora" are held every Friady at 8:00 p.m. in the Hall at 1903 So. Racine. You are always wel come to drop in and join the group. Sylvia Slamar, Pub. Uniontown Youngsters Assured Holiday Uniontown, Pa. At the regular monthly meeting this month, it was decided that once again the members of CFU Nest 32 would receive a Christmas Treat. More de tails concerning the date and time of the party will appear in the "Zee" at a future date. All parents who received letters from me, concerning their children's dues, are ask ed to attend to this matter. It is for the good of your children. Being that another year is reaching its end, I would like to clean up my book of back dues. So let's cooperate. With your help, I can clean up my book of back dues and will not have to suspend anyone. We now have 212 members, which is a very nice standing for such a small town as ours. We can keep it that way if we all remember to meet our responsibilities. Catherine M. Francis, Mgr. Johnstown Manager In Blast At Delinquents JOHNSTOWN., Pa. The dues of all Nest 4 members must be kept paid up to date or the children will be drop ped from the rolls of the or ganization. The undersigned is at the Croatian Home every Sun day for the purpose of ac cepting Nest dues, so please do not resort to an "alibi" re garding payments of Nest dues. For the sake of your children, keep their protection ever in proper order. John Mandrgoc, Mgr. Trafford Manager Set To Serve Kest Members TRAFFORD, PA. The parents of all Nest 203 mem bers are herewith notified that I have been elected to serve as the Manager of this Nest. Those unable to attend meetings and pay Nest dues may call me at Pitcairn 1927 or mail your remittance to me at Box 85, Trafford. The cooperation of one and all will enable me to run the affairs of nest 203 to the satisfaction of all. Mary Zeger, Mgr. AH AMERICAN IN YUGOSLAVIA- (Continued From Page 7) The chief complaint of the peasants against the collec tives is that their (peasants') products are bought up as cheaply as possible in the vil lages, where the collectives are in complete control, and are later resold in towns and cities for five and more times the purchase price. Government Takes Over Manufacturers in Yugosla via are limited for the most part to consumers' goods. Legislation passed Dec. 5, 1946, nationalized all private economic enterprises, public works and industries in 42 branches of the national eco nomy, including mining, me tallurgy and all industries which process natural pro ducts. The writer found the av e a e Yugoslav-man-in-the street to be satisfied with the nationalization of private eco nomic enterprises, but far from satisfied with the wa ges being paid him in return for his work in industry. The average wage Is 8,000 Dinars a month roughly $27.00 in American money if based on the ex change rate of 300 Dinars for one American Dollar. There is evidence on all sides in Yugoslavia that the so-called "average worker" has an extremely difficult time making economic ends meet that the "better off" are few and far between. Mountainous Terrain A book could be written a bout the natural features, resources and climate of Yu goslavia. About one half of the coun try is mountainous. In the north, the Dinaric Alps seem to rise abruptly from the sea and spread eastward as a bar ren limestone plateau called the Karst. Southern Serbia is moun tainous, whereas Montene gro is said to be a jumbled mass of mountains. Life in these areas is virtually an around-the-clock struggle. A rich plain in the north and northeast, drained by the Danube River, is the most fertile sector of the country. Tourists will find good roads a rarity in the nation. Etna Nominations To Be In Order Nov. 11 ETNA, Pa. All members of CFU Lodge 4 are request ed to attend the next regular monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Cro atian Home, 36 Grant Avenue, Etna, Pa. It is vitally important that every member be in attend ance, since nominations for 1957 officers are in order and many issues of future impor tance must be discussed. Re member: Your Lodge is only as good as you choose to make it Let this also serve as a fi nal reminder to those who are in arrears in the payment of their dues. Please see to it that your obligations are met during the meeting of Nov.ll. to the tamburitza, kolo and glee club of South Chicago which isunder the supervision of Nest No. 242. $7.00 to the American Bowling Congress for a 3 year subscription to their bowling magazine for our Sports Director. $12.88 to the Ricci Studio of Youngstown for photos taken of the 1956 C.F.U. softball tournament. $32.00 to lodge 66 Sports Committee for official umpire services at the C.F.U. softball tourney. $12.30 to Nest No. 282 for reimbursement of 5 Junior 10 pin bowlers. $8.40 to Nest 17 for reimbursement of Junior 10 pin bowlers. $75.00 appropriation to Lodge 5 for the 1956 softball season. $75.00 appropriation to Lodge 194 for the 1956 softball season. $75.00 appropriation to Lodge 354 for the 1956 soft ball season. $75.00 appropriation to Lodge 856 for the 1956 soft ball season. $87.12 to the U.S.F. and G. for renewal of our insur ance policy on the contents at the Home Office. There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned. Joseph Bella, Supreme Secretary However, some of the high ways are exceptionally good. A notable example is the "Bratstvo i Jedinstvo" super i w a y e w e e n Z a e Croatia, and Belgrade, Serbia. Producer Of Minerals Yugoslavia ranks as the Balkans' chief producer of minerals. Production in recent years in metric tons is said to have been: coal, 8,000,000 lignite, 4,500, 000 blister copper, 35,000 iron ore, 7,000,000 chrome (concentrates), 30,000 ba uxite, 600,000 manganese ore, 15,000 refined lead, 70,000 raw zink, 15,000 silver, 260,000 ounces. Uranium deposits have also been reported, but the writer could not learn how valuable these deposits are to the country. Nor could anyone say what uranium is being used for in Yugoslavia. Climate Of All Sorts Americans will find Yugo slavia's climate good, bad and indifferent. On the Adriatic, the cli mate is mild and Mediter ranean, but in the interior the winters are cold and the summers hot. January temperatures in Belgrade, for example, average about 30' and summer tempera tures are usually in the 70s. Rainfall is the heaviest throughout the country from October to January. Many parts of Yugoslavia were hard hit again this year by severe droughts, this after the same sectors suffered through one of the worst win ters in the history of Europe. And with this the writer concludes his background re view of Yugoslavia, the pur pose of which was to acquaint American and Canadian born readers of the Zajedničar with at least some of the more important historical, economic and other aspects of the country. Next Week: New York to Paris to Zagreb via ocean liner the arrival of 67 Americans and Cana dians in the Capital City of Croatia. Zei«?!er Members To Sponsor Tarns ZEIGLER, CFU Lodge 452 will sponsor a Concert on Saturday, November 17, fea turing the Duquesne Univer sity Tamburitzans. The concert will be staged at the Zeigler, HI., Commu nity High School, beginning at 7:30 PM. From 10 PM un til 3 AM, the Tammies will also furnish entertainment at the Eagle Club. Admission to the Concert will be $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children under 12. We, the members of Lodge 452, are very happy to host the Tammies in their 17th Concert here and recommend that our many members and friends witness their perfor mance. We also invite you to tune in to their radio program, which will be broadcast over statio W.F.R.X., from 4:00 to 4:30 PM, the same day. Versailles Lodge Back On Regular Meet Track Versailles, Pa. This is to notify the members of CFU Lodge 146 that in the future the regular lodge meeting will be held the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 PM. Dur ing the past few summer months the meetings were held on Saturday evenings. All our members are urged to attend the forthcoming session, on Nov. 18th, when we will vote on some very important issues. Chicagcans Get Soloist di Zagreb CHICAGO, 111. George Marchan, widely known Chi cago radio hour entrepreneur, will sponsor the appearancc here Wednesday, Nov. 21, of e i n e n a i o n a y a e "Soloist di Zagreb." Direct from Yugoslavia, the group will perform in Chica go Sokol Hall, 2337-45 South Kedzie Ave. Curtain, 8:30 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling Hilltop 5-5025 or by contacting Mr. Marchan at 10050 So. Oakley Ave. "Soloist di. Zagreb" have performed in Vienna, Pari«, London, Rotterdam, Tho Hague, Stuttgart and other European centers. They are at present making their first tour of the United States and Canada. Lodge 99 Seek Heaves Book At Dues Slackers Cleveland, Ohio As the secretary of CFU Lodge 99, I have repeatedly asked the young members to pay their dues on time. I have been at the Croatian Home every Monday and Friday evening, and I have called many on the phone and reminded them about their duty. None of this has done any good. If you intentionally wish to disregard your own protec tion, don't blame the secreta ry if you find your name on the reserve or suspension list. This little reminder goes out to the older members too. We wish to have you all paid up at the next meeting, which will be held on Nov. 18 at 1:30 PM. In the future, I will also be collecting dues at the Home on Thursday evenings (instead of Monday and Fri day) from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. First Fall Dance For Strossmayer Kolo Club YOUNGSTOWN The Strossmayer Kolo Group will hold their first Dance of the Fall Season on Saturday, No vember 17, at the Croatian Home, 1012 W. Federal St. It is most encouraging to the kolo youngsters to see the hall filled to capacity, so do come to witness how much they have accomplished in their dancing. Very recently they did a wonderful job dancing for the "Writer's Club" of Youngstown and for the International Institute. No admission will be charged for the dance. Commencing at 6 PM, the same day, a Spaghetti Supper will be served at a very nom inal charge. There will also be the usual "hot dog" sand wiches, goodies for the kid dies and other refreshments. Pozega Tamburitzans On Air Every Sunday YOUNGSTOWN, O. The Pozega Bros. Tamburitza Or chestra may now be heard ev ery Sunday at 12:30 p.m. over New Castle, Pa., Radio Sta tion WKST, 1280 KC. The en semble performs for a half hour and delights its listeners with songs and music known to every American of Croat, Serb or Slovene descent. Tune them in next Sunday. Editorial Staff Tel.: Twining 7-1442 745 Fifth Avenue New York 22 New York MINUTES OF THE SUPREME BC'^9 (Continued From Page 10) toward "old line insurance" and a departure ftvun 1k tra ditions of fraternal life services and protection. Brother Bazdarich also spoke out against adoption of such options. He urged that the CFU continue to operate along the same fraternal lines it has pursued since its or ganization and that this Board and the Home Officc unite in instilling greater pride for the Society in its younger members of today. Brother Bazdarich also felt that any de cision pertaining to the adoption of such options should be given to the membership at large for a vote. Brother Krasich agreed that the offering of such op tions would be "a radical step", but that he was agreeable to anything which would attract new members and interest them in the operations of the Society. Brother Krasich ask ed whether it can be made mandatory that 32 cents must be paid monthly into the Society's funds when snch options are offered. Brother Krasich felt that the mandatory payment of the 32 cents would be more along the fraternal line and thus give the option holder (member) all rights in the Lodge and to seek election as a Delegate to the Society's Conventions. He also felt that every Board member should speak- out on this question. Brother Vranes disagreed that the adoption of such op tions would harm the Society and pointed out that the CFU must be "modernized" if its membership campaigns of the future are to be successful. He pointed out that in his Lodge some members are already paying dues in a lump sum an nually, whereas on the other hand some arc months in ar rears with payments a "balance" which helps his Lodge meet its monthly assessments. Brother Verbos said he wasn't enthusiastic about these options, but agreed that this Board must. face the facts and eventually do something about the matter. Brother Grasha said he would agree to delay adoption of this idea in view of the fact that the CFU has been pro gressing steadily for the past number of years as the result of its successful membership campaigns. Brothers Bazdaric, Majetic and Skrtich agreed that the payments of 32 cents should be made mandatory if such options are adopted and brother Mandich replied that the Executive Board has always favored such a payment for many good reasons. Sister Niksic said that some members of her Lodge are willing to pay their dues on a quarterly and semi-annual basis if they could get a "discount" for paying so far in ad vance. Brother Bella replied that this cannot be done under the present system in practice in our Lodges. Still other questions were asked regarding the options in the Secretary's report before the chair asked for a motion. Brother Verbos then moved, brother Kovacevich second ing, that authority be given the Executive Board to work out if possible, with the Actuary a Single Premium Payment Plan for both the Adult and Junior Order Departments of the Society, with any such Plan to include the payment of Lodge dues and payments of 32 cents into other CFU funds. Agreed, with only one dissenting vote voiced against the motion. With this the Supreme Secretary's recommendations were exhausted. Brother Vranes next moved and brother Mikan second ed that brother Bella's report to the Supreme Board be ap proved as tendered. Unanimously agreed. The chair recessed the meetings at this point for lun cheon. Stephen F. Brkich Pitt All-University Tamburitzans To Perform Sn Milwaukee On November 20 CFU Mothers Club And Area Lodges Are Cooperating To Put Show Over The Top I W A U K E E The| The recent Calumet, Mich? Pit s u All-University igan, Review said "Music with' Tamburitzans will perform in Milwaukee at the Pabst Audi- Land" and colorful folk bal torium on Tuesday, Novem-1 let and folk dancing, as per- ber 20th, on their annual Thanksgiving tour. Tickets are available at the Pabst Theatre Box Office and through various lodge mem bers of the Croatian Fraternal Union. The affair is sponsored through the cooperation of the Mother's Club of the C.F.U. with the assistance of the many lodges in the Milwaukee area. The program will mark the return of Tamburitzans to the Milwaukee area and should be an outstanding event in the fall schedule. Matt Gouze's All-Universi ty Tamburitzans have an ex cellent show consisting of music, singing, folk ballet, and folk dancing, all done in colorful costume. 757 So. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles (Blizu Wilshire Miracle Mile) formed by the Pittsburgh All Uni v e s i y Tamburitzans, thrilled a capacity audience in. the Washington School Audi torium last night .... 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