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THURSDAY, JUNE 27,1957 TENPINS DITCKPINS Pag* 11 \n\n July 24, 1957 From The Department Of Sports And Education By Frank Braidic, Director Pittsburgh, Pa. Bowling as a sport, holding the most interest among our members, we would like, at this time, to announce the Society's policy as it concerns that activity within our ranks for the 1957-58 season. The support as proffered by the Croatian Fraternal Union to that sport is within the Sports Fluid's capacity. Any Lodge or Nest group composed of four (4) or more teams of five (5) or more members, each organized for the purpose of conducting Tenpin, Duckpin or Five Pin activities in the United States or Can-'* ada, and bowling weekly dur- said team with trophies or ing a set schedule of at least suitable awards. A limit of twenty (20) weeks will be eight (8) such individual tro recognized as a league by the Croatian Fraternal Union Such league (s) will, upon phies has been set. Any league which wishes to fore go a team trophy for runner- proper application to the up trophies or awards will be C. F. U. Sports-Educational i limited to five (5) each indi Department for official sane- vidual champion and runner tion and compliance with the up trophies. rules set forth by said De-1 Engraving, no small item in partment, be eligible for the cost of the trophies, will championship trophies and a- be limited to (a) the name of wards as may be available.! the Croatian Fraternal Union Application for official sane-1 (b) the name of the league, tion shall be made on a pre-i and (c) the name of the scribed form over the proper Lodge, the Nest or the nu signatures of duly elected merical designation as the league official and filed with case may be. the Department within sixty Any additional trophies (60) days after the league has than here stated or additional started functioning. This ap- engraving other than men plication to include a complete tioned above will be borne by list of the bowlers on each the league desiring same, team and a copy of the league! An embroidered official C. constitution and by-laws. ^F. U. chevron furnished each No league, not comprised bowler at no expense shall be entirely of CFU members, will worn conspicuously by each l*te sanction. A league failing bowler-member of a C.F.U. o u a i y i n i s e s e a n s a n i o n e e a u e e s e failing to report its sessional results regularly will be ineli gible for trophies and awards, and in the case of Nest league and involving Juniors will be ineligible for the Juniors' bowling reimbursement. e o a i a n a e n a Union will pay the sum of ten cents ($.10) per game to each send the chevrons going into Canada are subject to Canadian cus toms office regulations. e o a i a n a e n a Union cannot obligate itself to compensate any of the bowling league officials, meri torious as this work may be. The league shall each week Junior, boy or girl, who bowls Department the results of its in a C.F.U. sanctioned league sessional activity, this with an or on a sanctioned indepen- accompanying article for pub dent Nest team. The Director i lication in the Zajedničar, of this Department will auth- This is exacted to foster in orize payment of this reim bursement twice each season and only upon receiving ap plication for same and upon certification by the alleys pro- Walter Bedich, as chairman pro-tem, has secured the use of two adjacent fields in Farrell City and St. Ann's Parks of Farrell, Pa. All players to participate in this softball tournament must be members of the Society at least three months and of the lodge which their team repre sents. Junior members are eli gible under this basis to play with the lodge which admin istrates their nest. The team can have the privilege of re cruiting the limit of two mem bers from another lodge or lodges for the team. This should enable them to bolster themselves for a tournament entry. The registry of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) players must be submitted, upon being at tested by the designated lodge officers, to the C.F.U. Sports- Sports-Educational terest and reading of the re ports among the participants and reporting for the Zajed ničar among the league offi cials. Failure to report the prietor and the league secre-! weekly bowling results even tary or Nest Manager that twice a month and continued the Junior member(s) has laxity when reminded by this bowled the number of games Department and this fact re claimed, ported to the Athletic Advis e Croatian Fraternal jory Board could be the basis Union will furnish the league for withholding the league's champions with a team tro- right to the C.F.U. furnished phy sud the individuals on!trophies. Farrell, Pa. Lodge 126 To Host CFU Softball Tournament, September 1-2 Pittsburgh, Pa. The in terest created by its 1956 forerunner in Youngstown, Ohio, was such that it was only a matter which partici pating lodge would host the C.F.U. Softball Tournament in 1957. Clairton, Pa. ceded the hostship to Lodge 126 of Farrell, Pa., last year's cham pions. It is therefore hereby offi cially announced that the 1957 C.F.U. diamond classic will be held in Farrell, Pa., Sunday and Labor Day, Sep tember 1 and 2. Educational Department no later than the deadline Mon day, August 12, 1957. With the cooperation of lodge sports directors and the existing softball teams with in a 150 miles radius and their response to the entry blanks to be mailed out, we hope to have a tournament schedule printed in the Aug ust 21st issue of the Zajedni car to govern the tournament play. Frank Braidic, Director Sports-Educational Dept. Gary Lodge 170 Nearing 50th Lap GARY, Ind. The year 1957 will mark the Golden Anniversary of one of the Croatian Fraternal Union's largest, foremost subordinate affiliates the "Croatian Sons" Lodge 170 of this community. The members of Lodge 170 will celebrate this great milestone in their fraternal annals on Sunday, October 27, with festivities to be staged in the showplace of Gary The Croatian Cen ter. Plans for the Fall fete are in the "discussion stages" at the moment, but as each falls into the proper pattern we will make them public in the Zajedničar. The Supreme President, bro. Mandich, opened the ses sion with official greetings. All members of the Board were present. The Minutes of the June 12 session were approved as read. As the first order of business, the Board unanimously approved the employment of bro. Nikola Kuljaj on a trial basis as a hand compositor in the Home Office print shop as of June 17,1957 at a salary of $90.00 per week. The Supreme Secretary, bro. Bella, presented the fol lowing cases: Lodge 4 Bro. Josip Briski named his wife and daugh ter as beneficiaries, both of whom predeceased the member. The Board approved payment to 3 surviving children of the daughter. Lodge 14 The Supreme Secretary brought the mat ter of bro. Luka Markusic of said lodge to the Board's at tention as pertains to the listing of two different years of birth on the member's application. Since it could not be established whether the error was committed by the lodge or the Home Office at the time of rerating, the Board agreed that the payment of dues are to remain as heretofore. Lodge *32 Bro. John A. Lajevich named his wife as beneficiary, who predeceased the member. Since the mem ber remarried, the Board approved payment of the claim to his second wife. Lodge 121 Bro. Pavao Milekovic designated $100.00 of his death benefit to his mother, who predeceased the member. The Board approved payment of said amount to a surviving brother and sisters, or their heirs. Lodge 130 Bro. Bozo Mravicic named a brother ben eficiary, who predeceased. The Board approved payment to the children of the deceased brother and a surviving sister. Lodge 367 Bro. Ignac Kauzlaric named his wife ben eficiary, who predeceased. The Board approved payment to 6 surviving children. Lodge 530 Bro. Aleksa Krizman exhausted the re serve value of his certificate and requests assistance through the lodge from the National Fund. The Board approved the issuance of a $400.00 certificate as of July 1. 1957 for funeral expenses only, and at his own request, is to con tinue payment of dues on said certificate. The sum of $243.41 to purchase said certificate is to be paid from the National Fund. The Board approved the merger of lodge 337 with lodge 522 effective as of July 1,1957. The request of lodge 363 to publish their article per taining to field men in the Official Organ was not approved as presented. The Supreme Secretary is to inform the lodge to rewrite said article so that it is based on constructive criticism and actual facts. Brother Grasha felt that said ar ticle should be published, since it is the only contrary opinion received thus far on this question. At the request of lodge 930, the Board agreed to pub lish the protest and resolution of said lodge as pertains to an editorial which appeared in the Croatian section on the question of new immigrants. However, the Croatian Editor may offer his comments on same, since he feels that the editorial in question was misinterpreted by said lodge. Bro. Brkich received a letter from the employees of the Children's Home for publication in the Official Organ, where in they are seeking an explanation on certain phases of the Investigating Committee report. Since said letter was not presented through the proper channels, it cannot be pub lished, and was referred to the Children's Home Committee for further action. The following items were approved for payment: $100.00 to the NAIC for a complete volume of Valua tion of Securities for the treasurer's department. $341.80 to the Fraternal Monitor magazine for a full page ad in the May issue and 1120 copies of said issue which were mailed to our lodges and nests. $162.48 to bro. Vranes for attending the annual Mil waukee Fraternal Day on June 16 as guest speaker. $290.40 to the USF&G for a five year policy for addi tional fire and extended coverage on all the contents at the Home Office in the amount of $20,000.00. $46.88 to M. Hamalak and Co. for 3 duckpin merit plaques. $17.00 each to bros. Leonard Zilke, Dick Hilboky and Stephen Swarney for services rendered in assisting our Sports Director at the CFU basketball tournament held in Johnstown, Pa. $24.00 each to bros. Andrew Groo, John Petelin and Frank Pickolick and sister Anna Pickolick for services ren dered in handling the 7th CFU Montana State bowling tour nament. $36.00 each to bros. John Vukovcan, George Lisjak and Edward Shaginaw $24.00 to bro. John Turkaly and $12.00 to bro. William Rendulic for services rendered in assisting our Sports Director at the CFU Duckpin Tournament held in McKeesport, Pa. $24.00 each to bros. Antone Ivanetich, Bob Mestrovich, John Kersnar and Eugene Benson for services rendered in handling the 8th CFU California State bowling tournament. $462.50 to the California State bowling tournament as an appropriation based on 37 teams at $12.50 per team. In view of the fact that our print shop does not have sufficient cash to operate, the Board approved a temporary loan of $1000.00 to said account. Brother Ovcarich, secretary of Sick Benefit Department presented the following report to the Board in connection with his tour pertaining to this year's Campaign: "Brothers of the Executive Board and 1957 Campaign Officials: As per decision of the Executive Board at their meeting held on April 10, 1957, I was designated to tour the West Coast and to hold as many conferences as possible for the benefit of our Lodge Officers and the C.F.U. in general. On May 12,1957,1 held my first campaign conference at Benwood, W. Va., and the following morning I left for the West Coast. On May 19, 1957, under the sponsorship of Lodges 246, 425 and 867, a Conference was held in Tacoma, Washington. During that week, I have visited Lodges in Gig Harbor, Bellingham and Vancouver, B. C. On Saturday evening, May 25th, under the sponsorship of lodges 439 and 764, I held a conference in Seattle, Washington. On the rec ommendation of brother Toljan, secretary of Lodge 439, I have attended a meeting of the American Sansego Club on Sunday, May 26th. In view of the fact that most of the peo ple of that Club are not members of the C.F.U. and being that all of them are Croatians, I have explained to them the benefits and privileges the C.F.U. offers to those people that enroll and join the Society. On Monday morning, May 27th, I travelled to Roslyn and Cle Elum, Washington and met with the officials of Lodge 56 and the secretary of Lodge 763, brother Emil Banich. That same day I have returned to Tacoma, Wash ington, and on Tuesday, May 28th, I have attended a special meeting of Lodge 867. This meeting was held at the beau tiful home of sister Millicent Ancich, the Manager of Nest 195 and a delegate to the Ninth Convention. Wednesday, May 29th, at noon, I have left Tacoma, Washington for Aberdeen, but due to some misunderstand ing among the members of lodges 271, 645, 737 and 885, the conference in Aberdeen, Washington, was not held, how ever, I did visit the secretaries of lodge 271, brother Mar kich and sister Gloria Segium of lodge 737. The Executive Board At Work On May 30th (Decoration Day), under the sponsorship of lodges 130, 804 and 976, a conference was held in Port land, Oregon. On June 1, 1957. the officers and the membership of lodge 249 in Eureka, Calif, honored me with a banquet and a conference was held that same evening. On June 2nd, it was my privilege to attend the Ban quet for the Bowlers at the California State Bowling Tour nament, held in San Francisco, California. At. the banquet, I greeted the bowlers in behalf of the Home Office and the entire C.F.U. membership. The following evening, June 3rd, under the sponsorship of lodges 61, 121, 356, 434, 900 and 876, a conference was held in San Francisco. Present at this conference was also our Third Vice President, brother Math Kovacevich. June 4th, 1P57, I had the pleasure of meeting the offi cers of lodges 352, 612, 676 and 929. This conference was called for Cupertino, however, due to circumstances beyond control, same was held in Marianni's Restaurant in Sunny vale, California. On June 5th, I left Sunnyvale. California, and arrived ui Midvale, Utah, on June 6th, in the afternoon. That eve ning a conference was held under the capable leadership of brother Chorak, secretary of lodge 388. Present were offi cers of lodges 368, 395, 388 and 406. According to some of the officers, they informed me that this was the very first official visit from the Home Office since the existence of our Society, although I have visited them in 1954, while on my vacation. On June 7th, I found myself once again (after tnree years) with the members of lodges 306 and 374 of Rock Springs. Wyoming. After visiting some of the members dur ing the day, a conference was held that evening at the Slo venian Home. Sister Nikolina Glavota, secretary of lodge 374 presented me with 18 new senior and junior applications and that was the happiest and most significant conference I have held up to that point. On June 8th, I left Rock Springs, Wyoming, for Ana conda, Montana, arriving there about 6 o'clock that eve ning. The following day, June 9th, under the sponsorship of lodges 84 and 989, a conference was held in the afternoon and a banquet after the conference. While staying in Ana conda, Montana, for a period of five days, I had the privilege to enroll quite a number of new members in both depart ments. With the president, brother Antonovich and the secre tary. brother Craich of lodge 165, we agreed to call a mem bership conference in Butte, Montana, on June 13th. In spite of short time and no publicity, the conference was held and attendance was very goo2. In Butte, Montana, I had a very profitable stay with secretary of lodge 89, sister Vinky Groo, by signing up quite a number of new members both for lodge 89 and 165. While travelling from Butte to Great Falls, Montana, I stopped in E. Helena, Montana, and visited with the sec retary of lodge 114, brother Pavlinich. From there I pro ceeded to Great Falls, arriving there around 6 o'clock that evening on June 15th. The following afternoon I held a con ference at the Croatian Home (CFU Home). At this confer ence, some of the former members of the Croatian Brother hood have asked different questions pertaining to their sick benefits, values of certificates and various matters in connection with Insurance. I had the pleasure of meeting the oldest former member of the Brotherhood, brother Tomo Pancic, chairman of the conference. My stay in Great Falls and Black Eagle, Montana, was only two days, but was very profitable for the C.F.U., as I have enrolled (on my own accord) and also with sister Bauer, secretary of lodge 988, a very nice number of new members. On June 18th, I left Great Falls and Black Eagle. On my way to Roundup, Montana, I have visited the secretary of lodge 987, brother Josip Plovanich in Lewistown, Mon tana. That same evening, I arrived in Roundup, to the home of secretary of Lodge 775, sister Anne Kozeliski. In about 15 minutes, she was able to get in contact with her lodge officers and delegate brother Ignac Cuculich, and they hon ored me with a wonderful dinner. On June 19th, I was on my way home, but since I was so close to Red Lodge, Montana, I wanted to visit our lodge 483 secretary, sister Yelich. This proved to be a very good thing, as I personally enrolled two junior members for 20 Year Endowment Certificates. While there, I was also in formed about the Nationality Festival, in which our children and teenagers participate. This was my last official visit, details of which will be published in the official organ. At this time, I would like to take the opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to all officers and mem bers of lodges, which I have visited, for their splendid co operation which is of benefit to our Society. I also thank the Executive Board of the Croatian Fra ternal Union of America for choosing me and delegating me for this campaign tour, which I enjoyed very much. Last, but not least, I thank the supreme secretary, brother Joseph Bella for assuming my duties during my absence." Bro. Ovcarich's expenses were approved for payment as follows: $500.00 for travelling and $600 for per diems, covering the period from May 12 to June 23, inclusive. There being no further business to discuss, the presi dent adjourned the meeting. Joseph Bella, Supreme Secretary Nest 242 Organizes Summer Bowling League Chicago, 111. Nest 242 has advanced again! Like its "big brother", Lodge 440 Ban Jelacic, we also have organ ized our own bowling league under the management of Mrs. Catherine Madonich, our nest manager. Like Mrs. Mary Plesha being instrumental in organizing the "big leaguers", Mrs. Catherine Madonich has followed her suggestion and, has found success in organ-1 izing four teams. This to keep us young ones busy for the whole summer, i With our kolo, glee club and tamburica practices, we wel-! corned this sort of enjoyment' and relaxation, if you can call it by the latter term. What ever it has been to us young, ones, it was definitely another sacrifice of effort and time on the part of Mrs. Catherine Madonich. Our bowling activity began with three weeks of practice sessions. Now we have bowled for "real" for the past five weeks. The latest standings are as follows: Team No. 3 leads, Teams No. 2 and 4 are tied, leaving last place to Team No. 1. Here are the names of our bowlers Steve Starcevich, Barbara Boyich, Mary Cathe rine Madonich, Elaine Tichac, Dorothy Zarkovich, Kathy Picciariello, Clarice Marcoul lier, Diane Jerbic, Susan Yan cey, Barbara Yarkovich, Sha ron Quinn, and Sally Hutch ings. We have a few substi tutes in Johnny Madonich, Budgie Shartand and John Anco. Too small to bowl but ardent fans each week and to them we have given the title of mascots they are Ca thy Madonich and Carol Pic ciariello. We hope to have more information about our Nest 242 again, soon. Mary Catherine Madonich, Bowling Reporter Society's Outstanding League Bowlers September 1956 to April 19."7, inclusive Men Single Game Pat Spino, Canton, 0 279 Daniel Mikich, Jr., Cleveland, 0 276 Rudy Stimac, Granite City, 111 269 Frank Kruzich, Chicago, 111 267 Mickey Roth, Los Angeles, Calif 267 Ed Baich, Barberton, 0 267 Men Three Games Joe Donofrio, Akron, 0 707 Pat Spino, Canton, 0 696 John Bowlick, Jr., Detroit, Mich 689 Tony Donofrio, Akron, 0 683 Sam Naglich, Granite City, 111 679 John Tarasovich, Granite City, 111 678 Women Single Game Mary Petrin, Youngstown, 0 257 Goldie Malone, Cleveland, 0 254 Ann Chockey, Youngstown, 0 245 Ann Walsh, Kenosha. Wise 244 Mary Roth, Los Angeles, Calif 236 Liz Stankovich, Los Angeles, Calif 235 Women Three Games Mary Petrin, Youngstown, 0 577-605 Ann Chockey, Youngstown, 0 605 Ruth Lolich, Akron, 0 587 Betty Cockrill, Canton, 0 582 Liz Stankovich, Los Angeles, Calif 582 Goldie Mal6ne, Cleveland, 0 575 Lube Prskalo, Los Angeles, Calif 575 Men Single Game Victor Farkas, Sr., Johnstown, Pa 239-259 Edward Cominskey, Johnstown, Pa 236-246 John Gredesky, Johnstown, Pa 242 Charles Gojmerac, Johnstown, Pa 237 George Sestrich, Johnstown, Pa 236 John Novak, Farrell, Pa 236 Men Three Games Edward Cominskey, Johnstown, Pa 598-626 Victor Farkas, Sr., Johnstown, Pa 617-618 Ray Gojmerac, Johnstown, Pa 594 Charles Gojmerac, Johnstown, Pa 591 John Gredesky, Johnstown, Pa 586 John Novak, Farrell, Pa 564 Women Single Game Trudy Bacon, Versailles, Pa 225 Ann Bernick, Versailles, Pa 219 Christine Zibrat, Versailles, Pa 216 Kay Spisak, Johnstown, Pa 21S. Mary Pavlic, Versailles, Pa 213 Jo Prevish, Aliquippa, Pa 211 Women Three Games Helen Buzek, Versailles, Pa 537 Mary Pavlic, Versailles, Pa 530 Dorothy Kijowski, Versailles, Pa 522 Kay Spisak, Johnstown, Pa 500 FIVE PINS Men Single Game Nick Yustin, Toronto, Ont 341-369 Frank Sebalj, Schumacher, Ont 337 George Ribinich, Hamilton, Ont 331 Filip Zebic, Hamilton, Ont 330 John Magic, Toronto, Ont 328 Eddie Lauch, Toronto, Ont 323 Mike Pavicich, Hamilton, Ont 307 Men Three Games Anton Capin, Hamilton, Ont 769-886 Frank Sebalj, Schumacher, Ont 768-852 Steve Stavro, Toronto, Ont 801 Nick Yustin, Toronto, Ont 794 Bob Nizich, Toronto, Ont 789 Mike Belobrk, Hamilton, Ont 787 Women Single Game Marie Trubic, Toronto, Ont 376 Dianne Chuvalo, Toronto, Ont 359 Rose Ropac, Toronto, Ont 305 Mary Herniak, Welland, Ont 304 Women Three Game« Dianne Chuvalo, Toronto, Ont 812 Marie Trubic, Toronto, Ont 801 Dianne Milakovic, Toronto, Ont 723-751 Rose Misetich, Toronto, Ont 742 Joan Stanich, Toronto, Ont 736 Eda Mladenovic, Toronto, Ont 709 Note: Summary compiled from the reports of the 1956-1957 season forwarded to this Department. Not only to those whom the scores are ascribed but the Society's bowling realm can take pride in these top notch scores that would be a credit anywhere. It is hoped that continued activity will result u the Ust is scanned by our members. Frank Braidic, Director Sports-Educational Dept. Society Ready To Aid Diamond Aggregations Pittsburgh, Pa. Any Lodge or Nest having organ ized a softball or a baseball team stands to receive aid from the Croatian Fraternal Union. It will amount to sev enty-five dollars ($75.00) for softball teams and an even hundred dollars ($100.00) for baseball, teams. The applied for appropria tion can be your choice of either the cash grant or ath letic equipment at a discoun ted value of an equal amount. The Department can make the latter available to you for your benefit. In pursuing its intent to stimulate C.F.U. diamond activity, the C.F.U. Sports Educational e a tment reserve« the right to with hold a portion of the or dered material until it, the Department, becomes as sured that the applying team is meeting its commit ment. Cash appropriations, when ever requested, will be paid in the second half of the current softball—baseball season. There is also another pro viso C.F.U. membership e o e n a i o n y e Lodge playing under the standard of the Croatian Fra ternal Union, the Lodge or the Nest regular reporting of I your activity, wins or losses* in the columns of the Zajed nicar. I For information, applica tion blanks and publicizing 'that activity, please write to the Croatian Fraternal Union, I c-o Sports-Educational De partment, 3441 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh 13, Pa. Frank Braidic, Director Sports-Educational Dept.