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WHAT Editor, English Section, Zajedničar i. r* if i -4,,us me FRATERNALRAMA W a w o u e at age 16? What! No Prospects? Stephen Matijevlc, Sec'y. i' :l I, I«* Ill A N A A NONE $5,000.00 (Continued On Page 9) Int. Z«ne Tns. I soon." (Continued on Page 9) \n\n Coming Events It's "Canada Ho!" In August Of 1957 For Campaign Winners Seeing Is Believing An American In Yugoslavia The writer toured through much of Yugoslavia from August 11 to September 10, 1956, w the leader of a group of 67 American and Canadian members of the Croatian Fraternal Union eho viaited that controversial country in Southern Europe. This series of articles on Yugoslavia are intended solely for the edification of the Society's younger American and Canadian born members. At no time will the writer attempt to evaluate anything he saw or heard while overseas. Instead, the reader is invited to draw his or her otcn conclusion« and fudge Yugoslavia accordingly. Sixteenth of a Series By STEPHEN F. BRKICH DID TOP OFFICIALS of the Government of the United States think of the behavior of the members of the Croatian Fraternal Union who visited Yugoslavia last summer in two groups? There was only one place which could furnish an answer to the question the Zagreb of fice of the Consul of the United States of America. Accompanied by two members of his original "Boat Group," former CFU Supreme Board Member George San kovich, South Chicago, Ill.,f and George Vuckovich, Su-|way to better relations be perior, Wise., the writer i tween the peoples of the Uni dropped in on United States!ted States and Yugoslavia. Consul Ellwood M. Rabenold I Suffice it to say that we for the answer. Entering the Consul's gen eral offices, we first met Uni ted States Vice Consul Peter Frank Warker, Jr., a young man with a brilliant diploma tic future ahead of him no matter where he may be sta tioned This WM our second pleasant meeting with Mr. Warker, whose acquain tance we first made during the party held August 11, 1956, by the Zagreb Town Council in honor of the 67 members who comprised the "Boat Group" which vi sited Yugoslavia last sum mer under the leadership of the English Editor of the Zajedničar. After introducing us to va rious members of the consular staff, Mr. Warker escorted i\»rtificate to the private office of Con sul Mr. Rabenold and made us known to this important "arm" of the USA in Yugo slavia. Behavior Was Exemplary It was obvious from the very beginning of our visit with him that Mr. Rabenold had "kept an eagle eye" on our group travels through Yugoslavia. The Consul told the writer and his companions that the behavior of the American ci tizens in the group was exem plary and in keeping with the highest principles and demo cratic traditions of the Uni ted States. He said that the mem bers of the group were to be complimented for "keep ing their fingers to them selves" during their stay in Yugoslavia refraining, from start to finish, from meddling in the political and religious foibles of the nation. left Mr. Rabenold more proud than ever of the fact that we were born, raised and educa ted in America "proud as punch" of those we were pri vileged to lead in Yugoslavia. To return to America "as (Continued on Page 11) By Stephen F. Brkich Chair., Campaign Comriat,' Q. How can I keep an iccurate tally of the Points 'I earn during our 1957 "Can ada Ho!" Membership Cam paign? A. e s e statistics will appear in the Zajedni čar at regular intervals. monthly dues run me for a $1,000 20 Year Endowment A. $3.72 plus $0.32 for Funds, or $4.04 month ly. Note that local Lodge dues are not included. Your nearest Lodge Secretary can supply this informa tion. Q. Can a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union or ganize a new Lodge during this year's Membership Cam paign if such an opportunity should arise in his locale? A. Yes, provided no less than 7 new applicants request membership and there is no other Lodge in that locality. If, however, one or more Lodges already exist in that locale, then 12 new members are required to organize a new Lodge. Q. Do I receive my Cash Award immediately after the person I signed is accepted as a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union? i A. No. The member signed must be in good standing for 6 months be fore Cash Awards are made by the Home Office. ,0, ,. ,, Q. Are American mem Mr. Rabenold thought bers of the Society eligible to the members of both groups participate in the Croatian served as able ambassadors of Fraternal Union's Annual Na good will and pointed out that' tional Canadian Five Pin all had contributed in some Would you believe that e e a e o e a n 10,000,000 people in the United States alone who are eligible to become mem bers of the Croatian Fra ternal Union? Here they are: Bulga rians Byelo, or White, Russians Carnatho Rus sians Croats Czechs Ma cedonians Poles Russi ans Serbs Slovaks Slo venes and Ukrainians. Yes, Slavs all. And all eligible to affiliate with the Croatian Fraternal Union. Tournament A. Yes indeed. Our Canadian members will be honored to have you parti cipate in this event, the So i e y s a e s a n n u a sports gathering in the Do minion. The next one: April 5-6, 1957, in Toronto, On tario. i Q. Where are the lar gest Lodge and Nest of the Society domiciled? A e o i i Lodge 351 is the largest with 1,196 members Gary, Ind., Lodge 170 the second largest with 1,189 mem bers. Gary Nest 10 is No. 1 in its field with 918 mem bers Detroit Nest 318 No. with 574 members. Lodge 42 Is Set For Feb. 10th Fete Marking 60th Year Supreme President To Deliver Address During Festivities WILMERDING, Pa. V. I. Mandich, Supreme Presi dent of the Croatian Frater nal Union, will be the princi pal speaker Sunday, Feb. 10, during the Banquet which will commemorate the 60th Anni versary of "St. Valentine" Lodge 42. Scheduled to start at 6 p.m. sharp, the festivities will take place in the Croa tian Home, 101 Middle Ave nue, Wilmerding. Dancing to the music of a popular orchestra will follow the program. Regular Meet Same Day The attention of all Lodge 42 members is also called to the fact that the regular monthly meeting will be held the day of the celebration it self, Sunday, Feb. 10th. The session will be called to order at 1 p.m. and devoted to a number of discussions of utmost importance to the membership. Still another reminder: Lodge dues payments must be kept up to date! Those who are negligent in the matter can only hurt themselves and their loved ones in the end. We dislike very much to suspend any I member lax in his dues pay ments. But the by-laws were made to be obeyed and obey them we do in every case. Membership Challenged Back to the Banquet. The observance Sunday, Feb. 10, of the sixtieth milestone in the life of "St. Valentine" Lodge 42 de serves nothing less than a full house in the Croatian Home. And by "full" we mean the young and old alike. Not just the few. Every member of Lodge 42 should turn out on this aus picious occasion and thus de monstrate his and her faith in the Lodge and the Croa tian Fraternal Union. Etna Lodge Home Will Go To Highest Bidder ETNA, Pa. CFU Lodge 4 has a frame house for sale, raze and remove from the pre mises. The old six-room house is now used as a Lodge Club and meeting room at 36 Grant Avenue, Etna, Pgh., 23, Pa. The purchaser is to raise the house to ground level and remove from the premises all salvageable material within three weeks after closing of the deal. He will not have to remove anything that he does not need or want, as it can be used as fill on the lot. Any reasonable offer will be accepted and lodge mem bers will have first consider ation. Mail or deliver your sealed bid before February 10 to our Lodge Secretary, Jo seph Rukavina, 53 Cherry St., Etna 23, Pa. Official Organ Croatian Fraternal Union of America WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1957 SCENIC WONDER Montmorency Falls, center, will be visited Aug. 23, 1957, when the CFU's "Canada Ho!" Grand Prize Award Winners stop off in the Province of Quebec during their vacation stay in the Dominion. Note "face of a man" at right of these Falls. Although far better known, the Falls at Tip To Society's Campaign Field Workers PITTSBURGH Overi looked in the "rush of things?! attending the Croatian Fra* ternal Union's 1957 Member ship Campaign is the very im portant fact that members insured under the Old Dis ability Plan remain eligible to transfer to the New Disability and Surgical Plan. And present day members !may do so without a Medical [Examination yes, and re- Switch From Old To New Disability Plan Modem "Must John R. Mikan and Philip Zebich Pace USA, Canad ian Recruiters By John Ovcarich Sick Benefit Sec'y. jgardless of age! Under the New Plan you will pay dues of 40 eents, or 15 cents more than you are paying now on a monthly basis. This covers those under the age of 36 years. Those over the age of 36 are required to pay 60 cents Croatian Fraternal Union's American, Canadian Campaign Zone Leaders ZONE 1 PENNSYLVANIA I/edf« 1*rop»»*r Iamriire Points Qoota Quota Filled 85 John R. Mikan $12,800 169 $1,200,000.00 $128,100.00 ZONE 2 ILLINOIS 18 Josephine Ozbolt $3,600 46 $750,000.00 $27,500.00 ZONE 3 OHIO 514 Andy Vrane $6,100 64 $600,000.00 $25,000.00 ZONE 4 CALIFORNIA 854 Krsto Bozulich $4,000 57 $400,000.00 $17,800.00 ZONE 5 MICHIGAN 903 John Lakner $3,200 29 $400,000.00 $8,300.00 ZONE 6 INDIANA 288 George BaJich $3,600 48 $400,000.00 $8,900.00 ZONE 7 MINNESOTA WISCONSIN 582 Vjekoslava Rosandic $2,000 30 $400,000.00 $17,000.00 ZONE 8 WASHINGTON OREGON MONTANA WTO MIN 84 John Herbolich $1,500 21 $400,000.00 $8,100.00 ZONE 9 —KANSAS NEBRASKA MISSOURI IOWA 505 Margaret Mance .$3,000 39 $400,000.00 $12,300.00 ZONE 10 ARIZONA —COLORADO NEW7 MEXICO UTAH 406 Dan Elich $2,600 30 $250,000.00 $7,500.00 ZONE 11 CONNECTICUT NEW JERSEY NEW7 YORK W. VIRGINIA 2 John Baron $4,200 41 $200,000.00 $14,900.00 ZONE 12 MARYLAND —NEVADA IDAHO S. DAKOTA MISSISSIPPI KENTUCKY —FLORIDA —ALABAMA TEXAS DIST. COLUMBIA 649 Frank Klasnich $1,000 15 $50,000.00 $1,000.00 ZONE A ONTARIO 644 Filip Zebic $9,000 132 $400,000.00 $49,000.00 ZONE BRITISH COLUMBIA 715 Anton Prpich $1,000 17 $75,000.00 $2,000.00 281 Vivian Vlahovic $1,000 17 ZONE QUEBEC 899 Frank Kostelac $4,000 62 $50,000.00 $5,500.00 ZONE NOVA SCOTIA NONE $10,000.00 Photo coiirtosy Alex Kuharic, Vernaillcs, Pa., Lodge 148 Niagara do not match Montmorency in height. Montmorency is 273 feet in height the American Fall (N. Y.) 167 feet the Horseshoe Fall (Canada) 160 feet. En route to Montmorency Fails, the CFU (»roup will visit the world famed "Shrine of Miracles," Ste. Anne de Beau pre. ZONE E ALBERTA NONE $10,000.00 ZONE MANITOBA ALASKA monthly for the New Plan, or 35 cents more than the charge for the Old Plan. Those desiring Double In demnity under the New Plan must, of course, pay accord ingly 80 cents monthly up to age 36 and $1.20 per month if over the age of 36. Face No Restrictions Especially important to re- Josephine Ozbolt uary stretch of this profitable game with 132 Points to hia credit. This put him next to bro. Mikan in the 18 Campaign Zone standings and gave him the right to sit at the head of the Society 's re cruiting class in Canada. Further, both are interest ed in winning the Campaign Grand Prize Award of an August, 1957, vacation stay in Canada, one which will in clude visits to such centers as Toronto, Montreal, Quebec and other parts of the Do minion. Judging from their Janu ary Point spreads, both are "as good as in." Mighty Cold Up There Elsewhere in both Sections of today's Zajedničar appear the "boxed" Campaign Zone leaders for the month of Jan I uary. I Compiled, after consider- able effort, by Supreme Secretary bro. Joseph Bel la, these standings show that 15 out of 18 Zones had "been heard from" as the Ca a i n books w ere closed January 24, 1957. For one, all was quiet dur ing January in Zone D, Nova Scotia. Then Zone E, Alberta, and Zone F, embracing Manitoba and Alaska, showed no activi ty for the first month of a drive designed to net the Cro atian Fraternal Union $6 mil lions in new and increased adult and juvenile life insur ance by July 31. We would trace the silence from Alberta, Manitoba and Alaska to the rigors of win ter in thosp parts of the North American Continent. Established 1929 ENGLISH SECTION Pennsylvania At: Top Of Zone Heap Province Of Ontario Showing Way To Campaign Zones In Dominion Of Canada By STEPHEN F. BRKICH, Chairman, Campaign Comm. PITTSBURGH John R. Mikan, East Rochester, Pa., and Philip Zebich, Hamilton, Ont., were the top Field Work ers during the January phase of the Croatian Fraternal Uni on's historic 1957 "Canada Ho!" Membership Campaign. A member of the Supreme Board of the Society, and for years the Secretary of "Abraham Lincoln" Lodge 85, bro. Mikan turned in 169 Campaign Points for the opening month of the drive to take a com-t" manding lead in a recruiting race which will not terminate until July 31 next. On the other hand, bro. Ze- y0Ur home comes under the bich, a former CFU Supreme heading of frost-bitten busi Board member and veteran ness and invites the local doc Secretary of Matija Gubec ^or "come up and see m© Lodge 644, finished the Jan- PAGE SEVEN Ditto for Nova Scotia. It gets mighty cold up there, so frigid that leaving sometime Akron Buckeyes Awaiting Tammies Lodge 813 Show On Tap Feb. 9th AKRON, Ohio The 21at Anniversary o "Croatian Buckeyes" Lodge 813 will be celebrated in high style Sat urday, Feb. 9. As the piece de resis tance on the occasion, the members of Lodge 813 will bring to Akron the "Mu sical Toasts of Two Contin ents," the internationally famed Duquesne Universi ty Tamburitzans of Pitts burgh. The place: German-Amer ican Hail, 834 Grant St., Ak ron. Time: 8 p.m. Dancing will follow the con cert. Refreshments? The fin est, be your choicc liquid or solid, or both. A Memorable Evening This is not the first time that the members of Lodge 813 have marked a milestone in their fraternal annals. Nor will it be the last time that they sponsor a major public function. But in bringing the "Tammies" to town Satur day, Feb. 9, they are truly putting on a 21st Anniver sary show that should jam the German-American Hall to the rafters and have people talking for days a bout the great musical troupe from Pittsburgh. Whatever you do, don't miss the sheer enjoyment that goes with listening to the Duquesne University Tambu ritzans. There is nothing like theiM in the musical world. Anniversary Comm. Campaign Conferences Lodges, Nests and Cen tral Committees desiring to sponsor a 1957 "Canada Ho!" Membership Cam paign Conference are re spectfully requested to con tact the Home Office, 3441 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh 13, Penna. Arrangements for such meetings will be worked out to the satisfac tion of all concerned. Pub licity? To the last drop!