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Barc°™*nd Ruby'Free HoildflV Social i i 1 atian Home. Joe Milovac, Rec. AMBRIDGE, Pa. The We invite all otif mem- to all! a "St, 248 J1" members I of °'ficials ze"f 0 6 n!s ev" CFU ™ember in lhls cho." i"**" ..T* O N PAGE 9 under George" Lodge VI Member '(•using recciv month ===i Anna Rescie. Sec'y \n\n Spanish Mission At San Antonio Set For Annual Enactment Of Miracle Play First Sunday Following Christmas Day And yet as poor as they are, the costumes these people wear are incredibly beautiful and ornate al most beyond belief. Most of the costumes are made of scraps of silk and sport five-and-ten-cent store se quins and anything else that glitters. The fine things are saved year in and year out to be used over and over "as is" or to be made even more beauti ful by the imaginative wives and mothers of the players. And imaginative they are. Children Are Children Each member is asked to bring a $2.00 exchange gift and Santa will be on hand to visit the mothers, even though the party Is being held after Christmas. An election of officers was also held during the course of the meeting, with the results as follows1 President, reelec tion of Catherine Francis 1st Vice President, Ann Canteen 2nd Vice President, Pauline Bobcheck Secretary, reelec tion of Mary Bierbower Trea surer, reelection of Ann Gal lis Publicity, Martha Stepha nie and Catherine Francis: Sick Committee, reelection of At this time I wish to thank DlJfjflfl all members of the Mothers, Club for the fine work and co- Colorful "Los Pastores" Originated In Southern European Mountains Decades Ago SAN ANTONIO, Texas On the evening of the first stage a New Years Eve cele Sunday after Christmas in San Antonio, the ancient Spanish bration at the Croatian Na- once made to adore the infant Jesus at Bethlehem. Truly a colorful and touching spectacle that resembles nothing accessible to the public elsewhere in America, "Los Pastores" is enacted annually* by the poor people of Mexican origin from the West Side of San Antonio. When all is in readiness, i attire, all proud of their an- the shepherds in this play cestors, all glad to be in emerge looking like Spanish America. dons of yesteryear in their Although the weather at satins and toting 7-foot dec-j this time of the year in San orated shepherds' crooks. The devils in the play, hell bent on keeping the shepherds from reaching Bethlehem, are richly be decked in dark mantles and Uniontown Moms Will Make Merry Mothers Club Going Concern UNIONTOWN, Pa. The CFU Nest 32 Mothers Club held their regular meeting on December 1 at the Croatian Home. At that time, final ar rangements were made for the Christmas Party which wiH be held Sunday, Decem ber 29. at 4:30 p.m. Mission of San Jose has a colorful awak-! tional Home, 1735 E. McNi ening almost beyond description. chols Road, from 8:00 p.m. Thousands of visitors from all parts of: until the wee hours of the the North American Continent storm the next morning. city that evening to thrill to the Miracle wear the most grotesque masks imaginable. They are a sight to see. pure in heart. As the play progresses, with songs and chants, these children often doze in their parts. Children are children. Ready For Chilly Night The crowds contribute great deal to the color and excitement of this annual show in San Antonio. Antonio is warm and spring like, the celebrants at San Jose need not fear a chill in the air the night of "Los Pastores." The San Antonio Conser vation Society, which helps -to keep this Miracle Play available for the public, ill have great bonfires go ing in the church plaza and huge fire in the fireplace of the Mission Granary the oldest edifice standing in Texas. In fact, many people se cretly hope the night will be cold just so they get to enjoy the added thrill of seeing these fires. Old World Atmosphere This play originated in the mountains of Southern Eu rope in the Middle Ages and has survived time and space to bring its benediction to be wildered humanity. The Old World atmos phere of "Los Pastores" strikes the tourist at onee. Standing next to you may be a Franciscan Brother in his traditional brown robe and sandals. Or a young cadet from nearby Ran dolph Field. Put them all together and you have a fine example of Americana itself. Yukon Members In Fir Treat Dec. 31st operation given since our or- YUKON, Pa. Lodge 432 *he Croatian Fraternal ganization on February 10th! Union will stage a gala New of this year. I know that they Year s Eve Party at the Cro will do the same in the future Our club now boasts a membership of 48 active women. These mothers did not only build up their own club but also did a good job of getting new members for Nest 32. They enrolled 16 members within two weeks and still have more to enroll before December 31. The Mothers Club wishes a very Merry Christmas prosperous New Year to the There will be dancing all evening and free barbecued pork and beer will be served to our members. We invite all of our lodge affiliates to come out and en joy themselves on this partic ular occasion. Ambridge Seek Wants r„d To Balance His Books members of Lodge 72 and Secretary of CFU Lodge 304 Nest 32, the Supreme Officers wishes to remind all his mem and the entire membership of I bers to have their dues paid the Croatian Fraternal Union. up Jay December 29. Catherine M. Francis, Pre«, i Fred Perich, Sec'y. Detroit 351 Set For Holiday Fete New Year To Get Roaring Welcome DETROIT As in the past CFU Lodge 351 will again Play "Los Pastore«," or, in English, "The bers and friends to come Shepherds." It's an old Spanish play about the celebrated journey that some shepherds and enjoy the evening In the company of their friends, families and rela tive«. Our very popular Balkan Cavaliers Tamburitza Orches tra will play your favorite ko loe, other dance selections and our beloved folk songs and there will be an abun Joseph and Mary, the Ang el Gabriel, and a shepherdess dance of solid and liquid re named Gila, are always play- freshments. There will be a ed by children, this because cover charge of $1.00 per per they are still presumed to bejgon Happy New Year J. Majetic, Pres. Mark Krama rich, Rec. Clairton 248 In Dinner Dec. 31st Lodge Will Foot Holiday Eve Tab CLAIRTON. Pa. Many of the spectators are Mexican working men with their families, «11 in holiday CFU L°dge on New Year's Eve, at the Croatian Home, 241 Maple Avenue. The lodge committee de i e that this dinner should be given free of charge, in honor of our members, with the expen ses to be paid by the lodge. The meal will be deliciously prepared, as usual, by our, sister members. We invite all members, i young and old, to come to the' Croatian Home at the above mentioned time and thus end! the old year and begin the new in the company of your September 19, 1957. family, friends and fellow, Mahoning County Court of lodge members. !Common Pleas Judge, will! Marijan Runac, Rec. perform the swearing-in cere-1 Kolo Club Rehearsals Ielection DETROIT. Mich.- e Uniontown Classic Fraternal Cily DECEMBER 25, 1957 EXTKKIOR VIKW of the Klna, Pa., "(iuard ian Angel" CFl' Lodge 4 Croatian Home, which wan dedicated earlier this year. This beautiful, modernistic Home will he the scene Play "Star of Bethlehem" On Colorful Agendum ETNA, Pa. This is to. the notify all the members of C. F. U. Nest 21 and their par ents that our annual Christ mas Party will be held Sun day, December 29th, at 2:00 p. m., in our beautiful new Croatian Hall, 30 Grant Ave. A Christmas play, "The Star of Bethlehem", will be presented by some of our enthusiastic members. They have spent much, time in preparing for this play so, parents, I urge you to have monies making "official" the Mothers Club of CFU NestlSen to serve the cjti- 318 wishes to announce that Mayor Kovaeh and i a11 other elective Etna Nest 21 Juniors In Holiday Festivities Dec. 29th kolo classes for the nest mem- °u bers resumed on Thursday, *ry remember- The sessions Will be held Wan To Be Proud Of United States. every Thursday at the Cro-1 His fellow CFU Lodge 185 We wish him even greater atian Home, located at 17351 members may well take pride success in the future. And E. McNichols Rd. in Mayor Kovach. |now forward! But his interest in Camp bell and its people, regardless of racc crecd or color haa a] iwaY8 transcended political lines and his civic record as i the Chief Executive of Camp- i bell is second to none in the The Croatian Fraternal Union of America OFFICIALS, EDITORS, AND HOME OFFICE STAFF WISH YOU A HAPPY, PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! And To All MEMBERS AND JPRIENDS Of The GREEK CATHOLIC Arid ORTHODOX FAITHS ŽUMBERČANI AND SERBS BEST WISHES FOR A Merry Christmas and Happy New youngsters attend this! we are planning all sorts party. of things to make this a This year I am hoping to I gala affair. see more of the teen-agers i I would like to take this in attendance, as the piarty I opportunity to thank the par is not only for the kiddies, ents for keeping their child- Santa Claus will be there ren's dues up to date and to with his treat of candy and wish all our members and the ever popular refresh- their families a Happy New If you do not attend the party you will be sorry, for Mahoning County Dignitaries Will Be On Hand For Salute To Campbell Mayor Mayor Frank X. Kryzan Of Youngstown Is Listed Among Imposing Array Of Speakers 'Continued from Page 7* The Hon, Harold B. Doyle, His success on the politi cal level has been phenome nal to say the least. And some of that glory natural ly "rubs off" on us as his fraternal brethren. Sunday. Dec. 29, of the Annual Junior Order Nest 21 Holiday Sea-son Party and a large throng of young and old alike is expected on the festive Christmastlde occasion. Year. Rose Ann Cvitkovic, Mgr. ments, hot dogs, pop and cake will be served. As an extra feature our kolo dancers will be on hand to entertain you. parfy Scheduled TO Follow Jan. 12 Meet Of Milwaukee Members MILWAUKEE, Wise.— Lodge 255 of the Croatian Fraternal Union will hold its regular and annual meetings on Sunday, January 12, 1958, at the lodge home, at 9 a.m. Immediately after the reg ular meeting has been ad journed we will continue with the business of our annual session, at which time we will elect lodge officers for 1958. Refreshments, both solifl and liquid, will be served after both meetings have been completed. All members, young and old alike, are urged to attend these important sessions and vote for the candidates, best suitable for the particular po sitions. Milan A. Pud jak, Rec. Aged, Disabled Members To Be Aided By Uniontown Lodge 72 Provided That Monthly Income Does Not Exceed SI 00 Committee Will Process Applications At Croatian Home On January 25, 1958 UNIONTOWN, Pa. A to bo followed in dis meeting was held Sunday, the funds. December 17th, 1957, at the! Members who are Croatian Home to select a ing less than $100 a Lodge 72 committee which is inc.ome from all sources are to process applications for as- eligible to apply for hMp sistance from the aged and from this fund. Lulich, Paul Mavraeie, Jo seph (ireevic and Ruby Bel lish. After considerable delibera- Youngstown Croatian Home Should Be Jammed To Rafters On Eve of Holiday Lodge 66 Members Vow To Hold Biggest Holiday Eve Clambake In Mah-Val Area YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio —igo and promise to keep the Everything is in readiness shufflers happy from start for the New Year's Eve Par-! to finish. ty to be held Tuesday. Dec. Free k o a s e and sauer 31, the auspices of "St. kraut will be served at the Lodge 66 of the Cro-i stroke of midnight, while a atian Fraternal Union. complete line of solid and The Croatian Home at 1012! liquid refreshments arc on West Federal St. will be the the menu all evening long, scene of this farewell to 19571 This is going to be the and 9 p. m. the starting hour, biggest New Year's Eve cele And things will keep moving bration in the Mahoning Val from that moment on until ley, so get set now for the vvho knows? i time of your life as our guests Joe Marmilich and his Sere- Tuesday, December 31. naders are set and raring to Nick Srnec, Sec'y. Helen Underwood Denver U. Student Wins Scholarship DENVER, Colo. "St. Ja cob's" CFU Lodge 12 is happy to welcome Helen Underwood, Helen Underwood a Nest 7 transferee, into its ranks. She is the lovely daughter of Gene and Helen Under wood, members of long stand ing in Lodge 12, and the granddaughter of Katherine Brozovich, who has 30 mem bers of her family in Lodge 12. Helen waa born in Denver on November 20, 1939, and attended Holy Rosary Paro chial School. She graduated from No. Denver High and won a scholarship to the Univer sity of Denver, which she is attending at the present time. In addition she is working part time as a private secre tary. The members of Lodge 12 wish Helen every success in life and hope that she will continue being active in all lodge affairs as she was in i the past. i Matthew Zvonar, Pres. The deadline for receiving Turn to page 8 for Editorial, applications for 1958 has been "Fraternalism." set for March 1. 1958. The first meeting, at which disabled lodge members whojtime the members will re are unable to keep their po-, ceive their applications, will licies in force. Brother William Yardas, father of the idea, was se lected as Chairman of the u n Committee. Others appointed to the committee are as follows: John Zu bovich, Mary Shaffer, Iae be held Saturday. January 25, 1958, from 4:00 id 6:00 p. m. Sick or disabled members may send e i requests by mail to Pension Fund, Croatian Citizens Club, 1 Fra n klin St., I'niontown, Pa, The committee will make arrangements to visit the dis abled members at their homes tion, the committee agreed! to discuss their problems, that certain regulations were Catherine Yukish, Sec'y. Cleveland Lodges Shape Testimonial Queen Contestants In Limelight Feb. 1G CLEVELAND, O. This is advance notice to all our various organizations of the vicinity that the United CFU Lodges are going to sponsor a Banquet in honor of our queen contestants. The fete will be held on Sunday, February 16. 1958, at the Croatian Home, 6311 St. Clair Ave. An appeal is made to all or ganizations to refrain from scheduling an affair for that date. We are happy to report that a profit of $1.700.10 was made at this year's Fraternal Day. The total amount deposi ted at the bank in the nante of the I'nited Lodges, lip until November 15, 1957 is $9,830.33. This is a very nice sum of money to be raised in the short time since we started a fund for the purchase of picnic grounds. Everyone is to be congratu lated on their work thus far and asked to do as well in the future.