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(Continued On Page 9) al Firc 0Cie CANADA an(j La™me i -I. 1 "ZAJEDNIČAR" ca- Bachelor's Matthew Ostoyich 1 gq„k iVn i Dalmatia, Bosnia, Serbia. Wo- pAID_Up A ERTIFI- wg can (disbelief now je^- us ana}yZC jus^ what vmjd ejther o£ follow. leans. on ceivinS CFU bjnd itsdf tQ a ima 0f \n\n CFU Ranfc 24th In North America Society's Assets $25 Millions Plus McKEES ROCKS. Pa Lodge meetings not being at tended as they once were, an occasional epistle, if the writer can vouch for some de gree of regularity, may be the means of getting the CFU message to the Rox members. Even chitchat has its value if, occasionally, a word about the CFU gets in edgewise in your daily conversation. With the appalling ab senteeism, which is prevalent not onty among CFU lodges, but in other organizations and not necessarily always fraternal orders, the average member gets to know less and lees about that to which he belongs or what he pays toward. How many local mem bers, in this age when a $1000.00 certificate's pro tective value has been de valued by inflation, know that the Croatian Fraternal Union can underwrite you up to ten thousand dollars? Five thousand dollars with out a medical examination if you fall within a certain age bracket? How many know that the CFU has its own "shield" in the Income Defender Policy certificate which pays, pro portionately, up to $100.00 a month if incapacitated to the point of losing time at work? These and many other fea tures one learns by attending meetings, assuming a lodge office, and by weekly scan ning the Zajedničar. A Vast Organization Fraternal societies have grown, too, from assets of 264 million in 1915 to 2 and 78-100ths billion at the close of 1956. The largest of these is the Aid Association for Lutherans with assets in excess of 228 million dol lars. The Croatian Frater nal lTnion with 25 million plus dollars ranks 24th. 'We point to this solidarity kat someone may think that we are trying to inveigle them into an insecure field or that being protected within a fraternal society, begun by their parents, is a risk. On the contrary it is as much an honor to belong as being asked to join. In fact the fraternals could well nigh become exclusive where your application to join would go begging in place of being solicited. Even though many mem bers do not give it too much thought, the fraternal organi zations and commercial insur ance companies, as much as banking institutions, come under direct supervision of all states where they do busi ness. 100% Fratenalist True that some members on the local level give and have given more of their time to the lodge than others. Locally one of these has been Anton Grgurich, for years identified as Secre tary of senior Lodge 125, who just rounded out a half century of CFl mem bership. For one throwing bread out on the waters and giving of his leisure time to furthering the Society, bro. Grgurich hai been a shining example, and if you know the size and gait of him, he has not lost too much in being as active as EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER Nationally Known Member Of Society Expert On Disasters NEW YORK Matthew M. Braidech. research direc tor, Fire Prevention and En gineering Standards Depart ment of the National Board of Fire Underwriters,. is a na tionally-recognized authority in the fields of fire protection and fire prevention. Among this department's activities are those related to fire hazards in industry, These hazards include the storage, handling, process ing and transportation of I hazardous materials and commodities and the de sign. construction, arrange ment and use of buildings, structures and equipment required for the various operations. The newer atomic energy processes arc under consider ation. In research, study, and evaluation of these problems, special surveys are prepared that are directed towards the development of suitable safe guards, protective measures and standards of fire safety. In On Great Disasters He is currently chairman of the Committee on Chemicals and Explosives of the Nation- Protection Association- Matthew M. Braidech I Matthew M. Braidech Fire Chiefs in a military Council ('45) for research on course for Radiological De- chemical warfare agents and fense Officers at Edgewood military water supplies. Arsenal and subsequently was made chairman of the IAFC Committee on Radiological Hazards in Fire Fighting, which group prepared and published the two reports: (1) Radiation Hazards of Mr. Braidech has been a Radioactive Isotopes in Fire special investigator in many|Emergencies (2) Radiation^ fire and explosion disasters, These include the Cleve land Clinic Nitrocellulose Film Fire ('27) East Ohio Gas Disaster ('44) Texas City Disaster ('47) Hol land Tunnel Chemical Fire ('49) the South Amboy Port Expl o s i o n ('49) Brighton Gas Fire ('51) General Motors Hydraulic Plant Fire at Livonia, Mich. ('53) the USS Leyte and the USS Bennington Air craft Carrier explosions ('58 and '54) and the Brooklyn, X. Y. Pier Fire and Explosion ('56). Monitoring Fundamentals' for the Fire Service. Mr. Braidech is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a graduate of Ohio State University in chemical en gineering with B. Ch. E. ('25) and Ch. E. ('31). He is a fellow of the Amer jican Institute of Chemists, a member of the National Scientific Honorary Society of Sigma Xi, the American In stitute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Soci ety, and other important technical organizations. Commissioned Colonel Among the awards he has received are Ohio State Uni ., ous achievement in engineer tee in the American Chemical i. ... nig research, the John Goodell Medal for 1957 for meritori Prize ('36) of the American Fire Fighting Reports Water Works Association, In 1948 he represented the and a Merit Citation of the of associations International Association of National Defense Research' groups. Mid-West Tarn Alumni Shape Reunion Outing For Saturday, July 13th CHICAGO, 111. On Sat-, parts of the United States, as ing of the evening. urday evening, July 13. the!well as the Tamburitzans! Barbecued lamb will be a Chicago-Midwest Alumni of themselves,from i tsburgh. vailable from 4:00 p.m., in the Duquesne University This picnic-celebration will fact, the picnic itself begins at Tamburitzans welcomes all mark the first Tamburitzan 14:00 p.m.. lasting until the Cliicagoland to its Moonlight. Alumni Reunion in Chicago, wee hours. A variety of re Picnic. This event will be held, in celebration of the 20th An niversary year of the exis tence of this famed education al and cultural organization, at the Dosen-Saban Grove, 96th and Commercial Avenue, So. Chicago. Music for the picnic will be provided by the Alumni and Tammies, in the famed Tam buritzan style that has made the kolo so popular all over ,, ,, the United States. For this ,,, reason we welcome all lovers of the tamburitza and its mu Honored guests of the Chi- sic, for we know you will alljvers^ Tamburitzans. cago-Midwest Alumni will be want to take part in the fes- Marie Culjak, Pub. Tamburitzan Alumni from all tive dancing and music mak- D.U.T. Midwest Alumni Before bt,giluling his reer with the National Board in 1945, Mr. Brai dech was chief chemist, De partment of Public Utilities, City of Cleveland, from 1926 to 1936, and for 10 years thereafter Professor of Industrial Chemistry at Case Institute of Technolo gy there. During World War II he was principal chemical engi neer consultant to the Office of the Rubber Director and he currently holds a reserve commission as Colonel in the United States Public Health Service because of his inter est in disaster control and emergency planning. Mr. Braidech represents the National Eoard on several im portant technical committees, including the Fire Safety Ad visory Council of the Manu facturing Chemists' Associa tion of the United States and the Committee on Plastics of the American Society for Testing Materials. He is also technical consul tant on various safety boards and committees of a number and trade freshments will also be oil hand. We welcome all our friends from the Chicago area, and all out-of-town guests from -. i-x.- around the country, to cele brate with us the 20th Anni versary of the Duquesne Uni- Matthew John Ostoyich Receives His B. A. Degree From Univ. Of New York Cementou Lodge 243 Member Will Teach American History In Boiceville School CEMENTON, N. Y. At! State in the Truman Ad the 113th Annual Commence- ministration. ment exercises held Sunday, i The day's events began June 16, by the State Univer- with a Baccalaureate Mass, sity of New York, College for offered by Rev. Donald L. Teachers, at Albany, N. Y., Starks, Newman Club Chap-j Matthew John Ostoyich, CFU lain, who delivered the ser-. Lodge 243 member, received mon "I am the Light, the the Bachelor of Arts Degree. Truth and the Word". Father Oscar E. Lanford, Dean of Starks was assisted by Msgr. the College presented the 418 Edward A. Moginn, pastor of candidates for the Degree and the 139 candidates for the Master's Degree to Evan Revere Collins, Presi dent of the College, for con ferral of the AB and MA de grees. Howland H. Sargeant, B. A., M. A. and B. Litt., and a Rhodes Scholar, delivered the commencement address on "Are We Serious About our Education?" Mr. Sar geant is the President of the American Committee on Liberation and a former Assistant Secretary of Milwaukee Area Moms Hail Success Of Fete MILWAUKEE, W i s c. CFU Nests 18,473 and 81 and the Mothers Club sponsored their 5th Annual Mothers Day Celebration on Saturday, May 11, 1957, with a Banquet and Dahce at Juneau Hall. After a very delicious sup per, the program was opened by the Mistress of Ceremo nies, Mary Komes. Kolos were danced by the junior and teen-aged groups, under the direction of Mitzie Knaflic and Mary Panich, respectively. A group of boys from the YM CA, with the help of their narrator and instructor, Don ald, portrayed a few Indian dances. A couple of accordion num bers were done by Kleppa and his buddies and then our teen-age group sang a few songs in Croatian and Eng lish. The grand finale was the appearance of our guest speaker, bro. Joseph Bazda rich, 1st Vice President of the CFU. Bro. Bazdarich gave a very interesting talk and la ter crowned our second CFU Queen of Milwaukee, Mary Panich. Mary is the 17 year old daughter of Mary Komes and a member of Nest 81. We know that bro. Anich must have been very proud to see that once again the queen crowned was one of his mem bers. Next in line, according to the number of points earn ed, was Sharon Toporsh. After the coronation the queen received a reward for her hard work, a lovely cam era. Pictures of the corona tion ceremonies were taken by bro. Puskarich. The gala evening closed with dancing to the music furnished by the accordions of the West Allis Music Cen ter, Ralph Studemann in charge. St. Vincent de Paul's Church, where the Mass was held, and Vicar-General of the Albany [Diocese. I Matthew graduated from jCatskill High School in Cat skill, N. Y., June, 1953. From there he went to State Col lege for Teachers at Albany, where he was active as As sociate Editor of the college newspaper, Literary Editor of the College Yearbook, As-j sociate Editor of the College Handbook, and a member of the Newman Club, the Catho-1 lie student's club on campus 'at State. Matt's favorite sports and hobbies are swimming, tennis and the Brooklyn Dodgers. He is the son of Joseph and Pera Ostoyich, who ori ginally came from Plina in Croatia, Yugoslavia. They also have a daughter, Ma ry, who is a Private Secre tary with the International Business Machines corpor ation in Kingston, N. Y. All are active members of Lodge 243 in Cementon. This coming Fall, Matt will be Senior High School Amer ican History instructor at Onteora Central School in Boiceville, N. Y. East Chicago Chorus In Smash Concert Hit EAST CHICAGO, Ind. On Sunday, May 26, the "Sloga" Croatian Singing So ciety held its Spring Concert and Dance. It was heart warming to the participating members to see and hear how well attended the concert was. We thought, for a while, that the people were begin ning to forget Croatian musi cal culture, but the attendance and applause at our recent concert disproved the thought 100rr. We were honored by the presence of Mr. Z. I. Kerhin, President of the National Federation of Singers, and the beloved Croatian composer and his wife, Prof, and Mrs. Rudolph Matz. After the concert, Mr. Matt Rivich, president of "Sloga" I presented a check to Prof, Matz as a small token of ap preciation to him and his wife for a wonderful relationship while they were in the coun try during the past two years. He was a great inspiration to our chorus, and I am sure to all the other Croatian Choru ses in the U. S. A. May he and his wife live long, in the best of health, and come once again to the great land of America to visit with us. We would like to thank the various local CFU lodges, CCU lodges, "Zora", "Prera dovic", "Croatia" and "Har mony" Singing Societies, the local newspapers, the Zajedni čar and everyone that helped advertise, sell tickets, work, I etc., to make our Spring Con cert such a wonderful success. A special thanks to our be loved director, Mr. Charles Stephans, for without him none of the above mentioned i would have been possible. We wish to take this oppor tunity to thank all the volun teer workers, those who do nated the home baked goods Mid everyone else who helped Thanks again, one and all, for you have proved to us i that you believe our work is (worthwhile and appreciated. Mrs. Nicholas Žafran in any way to make our Moth ers Day affair successful. Mitzie Knaflic, Chair. Southern Reporter In Paeans Of Praise For All-University Tammies By Charles Hoofnaglc ater Thursday night will have qaTES chances to see it there tonight I yeg^ row at the same hour. This group of students from Pittsburgh, Pa., col leges and universities, spe cializing in folk songs and dances of the Balkan coun tries in Southern Europe, has one of the most charm ing and lively programs presented i n connection with the International Na val Review or any other time for that matter. This combination sonality, spontaneous throughout. Down To Half A Coconut The present group is es- The group takes its name from the tamburitza, a tra ditional instrument of Cro atia and Serbia, which probably had its origin in the Perian tambura, a member of the mandolin and balalaika family which comes in all sizes from that of the cello down to half a coconut. There were no programs last night, the entire show be ing run by a master of cere monies who was also the con ductor and chief Tamburitzan. Had Them All Shook Up The songs were from most of the Balkan countries atia, Albania, as well as even Italian and Greek and Tur Brighton 484 Outing To Feature Tam Stars July 10, 1957. Junior Jottings Michael Grasha Junior Order Director HAMPTON ROADS now hear THIS! FOR A Fortunately those who missed MERE $8.95 THE JUNIOR the opening show of the Tam-, ORDER DEPARTMENT OF wi+,0„0 thP Ppnfpr The 'TKE CFU IS NOW GIVING buritzans at the Center NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. Camaraderie will reign high here Sunday, July 21, when the members of Croa- provide the music on the oc-jreturn casion. These young men are mem bers of the internationally famed Duquesne University Tamburitzans and each is a musical star in his own right, The usual hot barbecued lamb will be available, along with all the other solid and liquid refreshments. All members and friends of the sponsoring lodge and other lodges and organiza tions of the area are invited to attend. at 8:30 or in Portsmouth at(I.ajsed eyebrows and look of the Willett Auditorium tomor- on your, dear read- 'ers, faces for this is hard to believe. And yet, it's a faft as we can, and shall, prove in this article. We frankly ad mit that it was a surprise jeven to us, but it just goes to (prove that your Society has (bargains galore and bar gains unbelievable, We received an inquiry re cently from a new but zeal ous and energetic Nest Man ager about our Single Premi um coverages. Specifically, he has a junior prospect, 7 years of age, for a $2000 Educa- oi Per" tional Endowment at Age 18 enthusiasm, good certificate. looks and talent had the audi ence of navy men and civilians clapping, shouting and stopp ing with glee through a fast moving two-hour program "Is it true that maturity options for a $2000 certifi cate are twice those quoted ill the Manual for $1000?" Yes, that is correct and that was skillfully prepared,1 this prospect will pay and yet seemed impromptu and what he will get in return. sentially amateur, having tract. is $1542.01 ($816.80 been made up from students first thousand plus $725.21 who are about to enter vari- ^or the second) ous private careers after their tour closes, to be replaced next season by a new group. They yield nothing to profes sionals in the enjoyment they can provide. Gain Of $523.99 But At age 7 the Single Premi um cost of a $2000 Education al Endowment at Age 18 con- The dividends on all Single Premiums are $3 per thou sand annually after the first anniversary. This member will therefore receive 11 divi dends to age 18, thus further reducing the total cost by $66 to a net $1476.01 ($1542.01 $66.00). Now that we have estab lished the exact amount of the cost to the member let us see what the Croatian Fraternal Union will give back to him. At certificate maturity 18th birthday in the case of an Educational En dowment at Age 18 he may, if he so desires, with draw the full $2000 for which he has paid exactly $1476.01. Here we see a net gain of $523.99. This choice, though show ing an impressive profit, is not the best however for with it comes severence of mem bership and further protec tion. Plus $1467.06 in Cash much better selection ing two options: Option I the member kish and there was even may elect a cash settlement one sung in French. All the singers and dan cers were most attractive personally, obviously enjoy ing themselves thoroughly eager to please and delight ed with the uninhibited ap plause they were getting back from the audience. As a finale they turned American and gave with the rock 'n' roll and other up-to- of $1467.06 and in addition '(and WHAT an addition) a fully paid up certificate in the amount of $2000 which 'amount the Society is obli gated to pay as a death ben efit. We have here now a paid up $2000 certificate plus a return of $1467.06 in cash and for this, the membef has paid a net S1476.01. IF WE SUBTRACT TH$| CASH RETURN FROM THE NET COST ($1476.01-$1476.- e minute entertainment 106) WE CAN READILY SEE which comes to them quite as, THAT THE NEW, BUT FUL naturally as to other Amer-. LY" AID UP $2000 CERTI- FICATE WILL HAVE COST BUT $8.95. UNBELIEV ABLE YOU SAY, PER HAPS. BUT TRUE JU3T THE SAME. Pay Handsome Dividends We have, as mentioned a bove, a second option at ma turity. In lieu of withdrawing the full or part of the $2000, the tian Fraternal Union Lodge member may make the choice 484 stage their Annual Pic-!of taking out no cash and re nic at Wise's Grove, Route 88 instead a fully paid up certificate in the amount of $7506.00. When we consider the fact (off Mercer Road), on the outskirts of New Brighton. Those who go for dancing that for this he will have paid will be pleased to learn that'but $1476.01 we can easily the Sava River Boys of Pitts-1 ?ee th?-t her® too a bargain is i in evidence. In this case your burgh have been engaged to $6029.99 in excess of net receipts from the mem- ber. We should keep in mind the fact that in the selec tion of either Option I or Option II the low, low net costs will be even further lowered by the annual d|? vidends which will be r$i» ceived on the paid up certi ficates. In future articles we shtf analyze each of the other junior permanent type certifi cates and how Single Premi um payment on them makes an attractive contract even more appealing.