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CROATIAN FRATERNAL CNION
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Happy New Year!
UMAN NATURE being what it is,
many a man will wax pious this week
and draw up an imposing to him list
of resolutions to guide him during 1958.
Some will swear off smoking and-or im
bibing too freely. Others will pledge to cease
using the Little Woman for a sparring part
ner picking the Little One's piggy bank
kicking the household pet swearing at the
drop of a hat and so on, ad infinitum ad
nauscum.
But no matter what mere man resolves,
time will dissolve it for him.
What fools we mortals be.
Most of us in 1958 will, as usual de
mand perfection in the other man and con
demn him to kingdom come if he fails to
measure up to the standards we who
else believe
all others, save
ourselves, should
follow in life to
the letter.
A sarcastic editorial? That depends
on your personal sense of humor.
Not to mention your outlook on life oil
your friends and neighbors on the less for
tunate peoples of other nations on, most
important of all, yourself.
Anyhow
Happy New Year to you and yours!
CONSIDERING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1957
Never mind our
shortcomings, our
failings, our ques
tionable motives.
To the nether world with those who
would wonder what we are up to to blazes
with those who would counsel us for our
own good the devil take those who would
live with us in peace on earth, in our neigh
borhood, for that matter.
Come now. aren't we perfect, each in
his or her own way of thinking?
Of course. To be sure.
Then why oh, why should anyone
find reason to disagree with us when we al
ready know everything, know what is best
for others? How can anyone possibly think
we are wrong when we know all along that
we are always 100Cf right?
Why, man alive, each and every one of
us is the spitting image of perfection per
sonified. It's the other fellow who is "no
damn' good" and never will be. It's not —.it
can't be us!
THE times, the age of
guided missiles, rock-and-roll, earth
satellites, hot-rods, and what have you, the
only recent organization and now imminent
debut of a Junior Tamburitza Orchestra is,
to us. big news.
So it is that we welcome to the Croatian
Fraternal Union's continental scene the
"Jadran" Junior Tamburitza Orchestra of
Aliquippa, Pa., which will make its public
debut Sunday, Dec. 29, 1957, during the
"Open House" to be held that evening under
the aegis of the good people who set out
months ago to make this juvenile ensemble
a reality the members of the "Jadran"
Croatian Singing Society.
Our congratulations are in order.
May Dec. 29. 1957, live forever in the
hearts of these young artists!
To give the young members of the
"Jadran" Junior Tamburitza Orchestra an
idea of what wc think of them, we would
dwell but a moment or two on something
which struck us amain during our Aug.
Sept., 1956, visit to Yugoslavia.
Just this and no more.
Nowhere during our travels around that
land of many of our fathers and mothers
did we see, even hear of. such a thing as
a group of juvenile tamburitzans.
In fact, even adult tamburitza ensembles
are few and far between over there. Give
them U.S.A. rock-and-roll, hillbilly music,
and the like, and they're happy.
Which is a fact.
So, to America to Canada to just
such a Croat Center as Aliquippa must we
look in the future for assurance that tam
buritza music will always remain associ
ated with our nationality.
Ergo our admiration for these young
American born boys and girls in Aliquippa
who on Dec. 29 will prove that ours is not
a culture dying on the U.S.A. viri
ENGLISH SECTION
Established November 5 1SS9. Published weekly
By The
Croatian Fraternal Union Of America
STEPHEN F. RRKICH, English Editor
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•ny article or other matter aabmltted far pahllrstloa.
WE WERE to name the Croatian Fra
ternal Union's "Town of The Year" for
1957 it would be Uniontown, Penna.
Now, we know this "candidate" won't
receive votes in other CFU locales.
But Uniontown it is.
Bccause Fraternalism really came to
mean something in this Western Pennsyl
vania community during the year 1957.
As for what came to pass in Union
town during the now fast waning year.
1) As always, the Society's Lodge 72
and Nest 32 retained their high standing
among the Croatian Fraternal Union's most
active adult and juve-
21 The Nest 32
We rest our case.
EXECUTIVE Board will decide this
week the nature of the Grand Prize
Award to be offered in conjunction with
the Croatian Fraternal Union's forthcoming
Membership Campaign.
What the latest "come on" will be in the
end remains to be seen. We could hazard a
guess. But we won't do so.
If. however, the next Grand Prize Award
comes up to some of the others which high
lighted past recruiting drives, then the So
ciety is in for a prosperous year.
Some years ago a mid-winter sojourn
in fabulous Miami Beach. Florida, was dan
gled in front of those who could come up
with a certain number of Points.
"Later in 1955 the Grand Prize
Award was a Delegateship to the Society's
4th National Junior Order Convention.
Gary. Ind., hosted that great conclave.
Next, in 1956. came a Campaign "plum"
of the first magnitude, a trip, via either
oce^n Liner or air. to Yugoslavia.
Those who made that historic trip are
still talking about it. Nor will they ever for
get that it was made possible only through
the Croatian Fraternal Union.
Now it is up to the Executive Board
to arrive at something which will get the
next Campaign off and winging and Field
Workers out in droves during 1958.
Which they will this week.
In the meantime, we would wager a pro
verbial bob that the Society's forthcoming
Membership Campaign will be a "honey"
before it runs its prescribed course.
In Passing
ers Club came into be
ing Feb. 10, 1957, less
than a year ago, and by year's end will num
ber at least 50 mothers. Just another "chat
terbox" organization? Perish the thought.
These mothers .boosted the ranks of Nest 32
by no less than 20 new members in recent
weeks and arc out looking for more.
3) Earlier in the year a committee was
formed by Lodge 72 to explore the possi
bilities of establishing believe it or not
a fund to help the aged and disabled mem
bers of the Lodge who are unable to meet
their monthly dues.
4) Through social projects of varied na
ture. the members of Uniontown's Lodge 72,
Nest 32 Mothers Club, the Croatian Home,
and the Croatian Home Ladies Auxiliary,
have long since come across the money ne
cessary to give the aged and disabled in
their midst a fraternal helping hand.
5) An article, by-lined by Mrs. Cathe
rine Yukish and appearing on page 9 of this
issue, tells the rest of the Uniontown,
Penna., story circa 1957.
•J James P. Mitchell
attempted last week to
throw a damper on
fears of a serious re
cession in 1958. He is
among those who expect the current unem
ployment figure of 3.200.000 to rise in Feb
ruary and March. But he called this part
of a cylindrical adjustment in an economy
which has been at a very high level for sev
eral years. He said the unemployment rise
will not be severe and will not reach 6,000.
000. This figure he described earlier as the
danger point.
Pittsburgh "Sun-Telegraph"
vi n i o
of tings
Michael Grasha
Junior Order Director
The following lines are
typical of the optimism which
helped make the Croatian
Fraternal Union's recently
concluded 1957 Membership
Campaign one of the mo3t
successful such drives in the
annals of the Society:
Dear brother Grasha:
Enclosed you will find 4
new membership applications
which will probably be all for
this year.
I did all that I possibly
could, regretting not the time
nor the effort expended in my
earnest desire to increase my
nest membership and thereby
strengthen the entire Junior
Order and the CFU. God will
ing. I shall continue my ef
forts in the future always
mindful of the best interests
of our great Society.
Fraternally yours,
Peter Bahorie, Manager
Steelton, Pa., Nest 15
i The above letter not only
expresses the feelings of one
particular nest manager, but
in effect is a paraphrasing of
the sentiments of the vast
majority of our 500 junior
unit leaders.
It is this genuine love of or
ganization that has reflected
itself in our ability to pro
claim 1957 another banner
year.
Record Short Lived
The statistical report for
November shows that our
fratemalists in the field have
enriched the Junior Order ^y
3H new members.
The 11 months thus cov
ered have brought us 3,129
new members plus 92 rein
statements for a neat total
of 3,221.
These eleven months have,
therefore, produced more new
members than the entire 12
of the years 1953, 1954 and
1955.
Only 1956 was more pro
ductive. and that, as we've oft
repeated, was due to the ex
ceptional attraction offered
for that year's membership
drive the trip to Europe.
Just last month we proudly
proclaimed to the world that
the Junior Order Department
had reached a new all time
high of 37,004 members. We
are happy to announce that
that record was short lived,
for the end-of-November sta
tistics show a new peak of
37,162.
December Big Month
Brother Bahorie e.vempli
flies the spirit of determina
tion which pervades our en
tire fraternal domain, so we
anticipate a record produc
tion for this final month of
the year.
March was the best so far.
with 362 new members having
been added to our rosters. De
cember will, no doubt, beat
that score and beat it hand
somely.
The Membership Conserva
tion and other awards which
the Society gives to its nest
managers and lodge secreta
ries will, undoubtedly, serve
as strong inducements for a
record December enrollment.
And. of course, there is the
ever present inner urge of the
rank and file to do all in its
power to make the Society ev
'er larger, ever greater.
Just as Nest 15. under the
management of bro. Bahorie.
enrolled 41 new members to
bring its already sizeable ros
ter to a new high of 439 mem
bers, so have the vast ma
jority of our units been able
to continue the upward trend.
Fraternalism is far from
being on the wane. In our
CFU House of Brotherhood it.
is ever on the march, strong
er and more virile than before.
We take this opportunity
to wish our CFU a most Pros
perous New Y'ear and wishing
that for the organization is to
wish it for each and every one
of its members—you and you
and you!
When The "Santa Maria" Gave Up The Sea Ghost In 1492
By June A. Grimble
Reprinted through, the courtcfy,
wired permission of the author.
It was no pious ditty then
that heralded the first Christ
mas in the New World, but a
protracted, ear-splitting yell,
because, as Columbus later re
corded in his logbook, "the
boy gave tongue." And that
he did mightily, fit to scare
the wits out of the world.
Columbus was the first on
deck, followed by Juan de la
Cosa and every man and boy
aboard. From then on it was a
shouting of order, yelling, and
imprecations and labor the
night through.
The Santa Maria, having
sailed with impunity across
the dreaded and uncharted
"Sea of Darkness," as the
Atlantic was then known,
had, in the languorous calm
of a Christmas night of
stars and setting moon,
drifted to her destruction
on a reef off the island of
llispaniola.
It was Pedro's first time at
sea, and he had failed to rec
ognize in the sound that had
so troubled him a reverberant
warning of the perils of a
pounding surf on the coral
reef.
Desperate efforts were
made to save the flagship of
the first voyage of discovery, i
But just the five million
figure by itself represents
more jobs than the total
number provided by the IT.
S. automobile industry, plus
such other giants as the
steel industry, chemicals
and textiles.
These are just some of the
startling facts brought out in
a study of United States
overseas trade conducted by
the U. S. Council of the Inter
national Chamber of Com
merce.
The study felso sheds new
light on how world trade af
fects such specific groups as
farmers, industrial workers,
and transportation workers-
and how greatly America's
present prosperity depends on
maintaining a healthy, thriv
ing overseas commerce.
Export Trade Vital
Suppose America's export
PITTSBURGH Recogni
zing the important role na
tionality leadership can plan
in the forward movement of
urban renewal plans in this
community prompted the A
merican Service Institute's
testimony presented to the U.
S. Senate Hearings which
were held in Pittsburgh, De
cember 11-13. 1957.
Through these hearings,
Senator Joseph A. Clark's
committee is attempting to
assess the need in and the
problems of American com
munities as they work on
community redevelopment
and urban renewal.
The American Service In
stitute's testimony empha
sized the importance of con
sidering the views, enlisting
the support, and recognizing
First Christmas in New World
America's International $$ Stake Tremendous
U.S. Workers World
NEW YORK Each morn-1
ing nearly five million Afr
icans go to work at jobs that
depend on overseas trade.
Each week the paychecks
of these millions go to pur
chaše^food, clothing house
hold goods, and the hundred
and-ojie other necessities of
life made by other millions of
Americans. So in a way, far
more thajT five million owe
their livelihood to world
trade.
Nationality Leadership Factor In U.S. Senate Hearings
ALTHOUGH COLU31BIS and Jhe men who accompanied him
in 1492 to the New World were deeply religious prople and ob
served Christmas to the fullest extent, the Pilgrims who came
to America in 1620 on the "Mayflower" (replica above) took
a dim view of the great Feast Day. "Popish wickedness," said
the stern Pilgrims of Christmas.
Her mainmast Was cut etwdy,' help, buUto no avail,
and precious stores were The Santa Maria was driv
hurled overboard in a frenzied en onto the reef, and, lying
attempt to lighten her. The helplessly athwart the seas,
Nina's boat came alongside to 1st Christmas P. 10)
THIS .SHIP loading at an Fast Coast i port engaged in
overseas trade which in 1957 saw America selling 18 billion
dollars worth of goods to countries all over the face of the
earth. The jobs of 5 million American workers depend on X. 4v
international trade.
trade stopped dead tomorrow
morning at nine. What would
happen?
According to the Council's
Persons of Foreign Heritage Fully Recognized
By Michel G. Iskander
Field Secretary
the special problems of newer
Americans toward assisting in
the ultimate success of the
program.
The high value placed on
home ownership, the large
number of persons of recent
foreign heritage living in re
e v e o e n a n e n e w a
areas, and the significant vot
ing potential of this group,
made it imperative to this
Community Chest agency, to
point out these matters to the
Clark Committee.
Pertinent information a
bout foreign born white
residents and their families
will enable their satisfacto
ry relocation and result in
more harmonious living.
study, more than two million
non-agricultural workers can
be out of jobs people mak
(U. S. Workers P. 10)
The American Service In
s i u e e s i o n y u e
urged that a special program
be established by the local
redevelopment authorities to
interpret the purpose and pro
cess of urban renewal, not
only to nationality related or
ganizations, but to those a
gencies dealing particularly
with refugees, immigrants,
and the long-resident foreign
born and their children.
Commending the American
Service Institute on its con
tributions to the hearings,
'Mr. George Culberson of the
'Commission on Human Rela
tions in the Mayor's office,
said:
"This testimony includes vi
tal information and material
not covered by others in
Pittsburgh, or in any other
place, to my knowledge."
December 25, 1957,
Horsing
Around
With The Editor —J
New Year's Day is a
legal holiday in all 48 States
and the District of Columbia.
live And Learn
New Year's Day has its
origin in Roman times, when
sacrifices were offered to Ja
nus. the two-faced Roman
diety who looked back on the
past and forward to the fu
ture.
Ferly And Surly
According to the "Old
Farmer's Almanac," now in
its 166th continuous year of
publication, the Winter of
1958 will be "ferly and surly
a real humdinger."
For New Year's Day. Jan.
1, its" weather prediction
warns of wet snow, rain and
sleet. Oh. well.
Forward With Youth!
Students with TV in their
rooms will go down in history
and just about every other
course.
Ode To Kid '58
Now the New Year re
vi v i n old Desires, the
thoughtful Soul to Solitude
retires.
—. Edward Fitzgerald
There Is A Santa
Gene Cervi, editor and
publisher- "Cervi's Rocky
Mountain Journal," has been
battling a proposed municipal
income tax plan being pushed
by his nibs William Nicholson,
the Mayor of Denver, Colora
do.
The other day Mr. Ceni
opened a plain white envelope,
with a Denver postmark, and
out popped a $1,000 bill.
The sender: "An Admirer"
who doesn't give a hoot for
Denver's Mayor.
The Weaker Sex?
Any woman has accomp­
lished a great deal when you
take, into consideration that
she has to bring up her hus
band, along with the children.
That's For Sure
Janko Doe-o-vieh sizes it
up- like this: "A man may
spoon during courtship, but
matrimony makes him fork
over."
A Costly Habit
The United States De
partment of Agriculture esti
mates that at least 20rr of
the money spent on food is
now spent in restaurants
and this percentage is stead
ily going up the nation over.
Second The Motion
Milan Vascov. that fear­
less, peerless gentleman whft
operates the S.S. Pgh. Superb
Engravers, agrees that there
is another thing wrong with
the younger generation.
A lot of people don't belong
to it!
Twelve To Go
This day Time winds th'
exhausted chain, to run the
twelve month's length again.
ing St. Stephen's Day, many
a Croat will revive an' old
custom.
That of dropping in on the
nearest Steve and drinking on
the house.
Famous Last Words
A Happy New Year to
you and yours! May 1958 be
100% to your liking!
CO-OPERATION
FOSTERS

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