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TV TRUTH T:v? And now, forward! ATning 1 Telephones: ML'seam 2-4470 2-4471 I moMritrd article* rnanatrripli, letter*, plctnrr«, «le., ZAJKI1MI AB tiprrnl dolei articl« tf other matter »abmitt»4 I« A »abUe*ti*a. ALTHOUGHdo ••ZAJEDNIČAR" FROMwhose 1 Live and learn! \n\n Nntt -nal Home Offices CROATIAN FRATERNAL IMON Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Chicago Story TO TELL, the naming of a Spe cial Lodge Committee to promote in terest on the local level in a Membership Campaign of the Society is by no means something new under the CFU sun. It was done many times in the past, the now dim past which some people still a :. Era of Wonderful Non sense" in American his tory. We don't know a bout the "nonsense" part of those days, but we do know this much: Those were the days when Fraternalism—and not long, sleek cars, t-v sets, and the like—stood for something wherever our members gathered in the name of the Croatian Fraternal Union, be that Luka Biondic ,, at a Lodge Meeting, a Dance, a Banquet, or what have you. But times change, and the people change with them for better or worse. Yesterday, the Jet Age. Today, the Gui ded Missiles Age. Tomorrow and why not, pray the Fraternal Age? We could use it! Last week we had the pleasure of calling editorial attention to the fact that the "Alcros" of Aliquippa, Penna.. English Speaking Lodge 720 scored two 1958-59 Membership Campaign "firsts" during their monthly meeting of Jan. 12 last. 1) They were the first English Speak ing Lodge of the Society to openly endorse its current, two-year drive for new mem bers and 2) they were the first to endorse a candidate for the Campaign Grand Prize Award of a trip in 1960 to Yugoslavia, with the nod going in the deserving direction of Lodge 720 Sec y. William J. Zivitz. Now, to the best of our knowledge, the members of Chicago's "Hrvatska Sloboda" Lodge 32 have come up with another "first" for others to equal or better that of nam ing a Special Committee to promote local and district interest in the Society's Cam paign of the moment. We applaud this move on the part of Lodge 32 and wish its members "good hunt ing" throughout a membership drive which has no parallel in the 64-year-old annals of the Croatian Fraternal Union. We also applaud the Lodge 32 mem bership's selection of three outstanding men to "man" their Special Campaign Commit tee during the lifetime of this unique drive. They are Frank Rudar. Chairman. Luka Biondic. and Bozo F. Drazan. On the Lodge level, bro. Rudar is the President of the Sick Committee bro. Bion dic the Recorder and a member of the CFU Children's Home Board and bro. Drazan a devoted member who once served as Man ager of Junior Order Nest 17. We don't know of any master plan these gentlemen may have in mind for the suc cessful pursuit of this Campaign. But the mere fact that they accepted positions on the Special Committee is proof enough that they aren't going to twiddle their thumbs during this and next year. To The Point THE "RISK" of interesting him in run- against us at the next CFU Nat'l. Quadrennial Convention, Detroit, circa 1959, we are reprinting today an editorial written by co-editor Stanley R. Juracich of the So ciety's United Lodges of South Chicago "United Lodges News." Written for the Jan. 1958 issue of the quarterly, bro. Juracich takes a long, hard editorial look at the Croatian Fraternal Union and comes up with some sound sug gestions for the future betterment and wel fare of the Society. Appearing on page 10 of this issue, bro. Juracich's editorial is a straight-from the-3houlder pitch which won't find every reader in complete agreement. But you can't edit a paper and be all hings to all men at the same time. We turned that lesson long, long ago. Ergo our admiration for the way bro. Juracich calls his CFU shots. Calling a spade a spade is still the only road to real success. ENGLISH SECTION Established Sovember 6, 1929. Pvbltahed loeekly By The Croatian Fraternal Union Of America STEPHEN F. BRK1CH, English Editor Editorial Office«. SMI Porbe* Street. Ptttetmrck 1», Fa. •ohmlttrd to THE 7AJEDN1CAB trt ferwsrded it tke 111'npr rink and 1HJK. responsibility WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1958 for their isfrkrepiae or retarn THE ZAJKDMCAB rr»rrrr» the 'Irht to edit r**i»e or rr Jrct »nj Queens and $$ A GROUP OF 22 young ladies will be tendered a Testimonial Banquet Sun day afternoon, Feb. 2,1958, by the Society's United Lodges of Cleveland, Ohio. The festivities, which should pack the Croatian Home at 6314 St. Clair to the pro verbial rafters, have been planned in such a manner as to serve as the United Lodges' public recognition o the efforts the 22 hon ored guests expended during the past three years as participants in the group's highly successful Queen Con tests. Considering the financial outcome of the 1955. 1956 and 1957 LT.L. contests, the 22 young ladies have richly earned the acco lades which await them Feb. 2. We are not acquainted with the Cle veland United Lodges "Fraternal Day" Queen Contest financial returns for the three-years lifetime of these undertakings. But we do know that the 6 young ladies entered in the 1957 contest accounted for no less than $3,373 in ticket sales to help the U.L. come up with a clear profit of $1,700 to show for their "Fraternal Day" of the past year. We also know that the United Lodges bank account as of Nov. 15, 1957, showed a very healthy balance of $9,830.33. We are likewise acquainted with still a nother fact in this case that the U.L. bank balance would be even greater had their 1957 "Fraternal Day" not run into some "legal" entanglements. Small wonder, then, that the United Lodges are grateful to the 22 young ladies who took part in their Queen Contests of the past three summer seasons. Likse $$$ in the bank, these contestants with ticket sales to push. More power to them. Congratulations THEY aren't going to ex tremes to as much, the members of Detroit's "Onyx" Lodge 717 will celebrate on Saturday, Feb. 1. 1958, the 28th Anni versary of the affiliation of their ranks with the Croatian Fraternal Union. A Dance at the Croatian Catholic Cen ter, 201 West 7 Mile Road, is going to be the size of it this year as the members a wait the commemoration in 1960 of the Lodge's 30th Milestone. Be that as it may, our congratulations and best wishes for the future. Detroit's "Onyx" Lodge 717 has long meant something to us personally. Years ago more years than we care to recall we travelled to Detroit with the late M. J. Horvath, the first« English Edi tor of the Zajedničar, to attend an "Onyx" celebration held, if memory serves us right, in Roumanian Hall. What makes that visit memorable to this day was a "first" in our life, our debut as a "public speaker" and all the inner fright that goes with the step. Bro. Horvath thought we did a good job. We, howrever, knew better. Heaven only knows how many times we have addressed a CFU audience since that \isit of yore to the Motor City. But we'll never forget that first attempt to say something sensible. What an ordeal for us! In Passing I N kicking off the Republican Party's 1 9 5 8 o i i a a paign, President Ei senhower asked that the national security issue be kept out of this year's "political chess game." But the key member of his team. Assistant President Sherman Adams, missed the signal. In an address at Minne apolis, he lambasted the opposition all the way from Pearl Harbor to missiles produc tion. The nation's interests would be much better served, of course, if the President's high-minded idealism were followed. But it is all too evident on both sides of the politi cal fence that 1958 will produce an all-out partisan fight of the traditional sort. Pittsburgh "Post-Gazette" Joseph J. Plese Leaves H-0 Post Lodge 131 Prez Ex-Board Member PITTSBURGH Joseph J. Plese, a member of the CFU Home Office Clerical Staff since 1940, decided to "call it & day" for good on Wednes day, Jan. 22, 1958. In failing health for some time, and the victim of a mild stroke in recent weeks, bro. Plese simply had to sever his long association with the Home Office of the Society. The President of N. S. Pittsburgh Lodge 131, and at one time a member of the Croatian Fraternal Uni on's Supreme Board, bro. Plese is expected to return to his former home city of Joliet, 111., where he once operated a thriving busi ness. Tt was the writer's pleasure to arrive arm-in-arm with bro. Plese on the CFU Home Of fice scene back in January of 1940, more than 18 long years ago. Now we are about to part with memories which would fill a tome. Farewell, bro. Plese. May you and your beloved wife find new happiness in Joliet. And may your health improve as your loved ones back home make you welcome again. The Institute program is designed to stimulate new thinking about the needs, ser vices and resources for new Americans in our changing metropolitan scene. The first of its kind in this community, the Institute is sponsored by the American Service Institute, local Com munity Chest-United Fund a gency. A keynote address on "The New Immigrant in a Changing America" will be given by Dr. Joseph Lich ten of New York, eminent authority in this field. This will be followed by a report on "The Local Immi gration Scene" by Mr. Frank Berry, of the United S a e s I i a i o n a n Naturalization Bureau. Nationality and Fraternal organization leaders are pro minent among participants in the Institute as speakers, dis i cussion leaders, consultants, and on the planning commit tee. Among these are Mr. Rug gero J. Aldisert, Italian Sons and Daughters of America, and president of the Ameri can Service Institute Mr. Jo seph J. Porta, Catholic Knights of St. George Mr. John Pankuch, National Slo vak Society of USA Mr. George Shorall, American Hellenic Educational Progres sive Association Mr. Michael Komichak. Ukrainian Ameri can Council of Western Pa. and Mr. Daniel Zornan, Slo vak Evangelical Union, and president of the Fraternal So cieties of Greater Pittsburgh. Judge John Brosky, of County Court, willl preside over a panel presentation dealing with: "What Does the New American Face Today?" Registration for the Insti tute is still open for those who are interested a $2.00 registration fee includes lun cheon and special materials. For information, call the American Service Institute, COurt 1-6010, Ext. 294. Stephen F. Brkich English Editor Unique Institute Fraternal Leaders Endorse Gathering PITTSBURGH An Insti tute on "American Orienta tion for New Americans" will be held on Saturday, Febru ary 1, from 9:30 a.m. to.4:00 p.m.. on the campus of Chat ham College. He Hobnobs With Prince and Peasant Alike III War I Days This is the uutobmgraphy of Zlatku Balokovic, international ly famed, violinist, a man uni versal by choice as i '.ell as by chance, and a member of Lodge •iđtj of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America. EGYPT, the wonders of past made a deep impression on me, I went to Italy, where I appeared for the first time in three con certs at the famous theatre of San Carlo in Naples. The headline of the first review which appeared in the leading newspaper was as follows: "Una nuova stella sul firmanento musi cale, ma con nome inpro nunciabile." ("A new star in the Musical Firmanent, but with an unpronounce able name.") My first concert in Rome took place in the principal op era house, the Costanzi. My earlier successes in Naples had helped me get an invita tion to perform in perhaps the most representative con cert of the season in the com pany of Mascagni. who con ducted the wonderful Costan zi orchestra, and of Battistini, the. greatest baritone of the time. Two weeks after he de barked at New York he ap plied for American citizen ship. And last September Fr. Francis H, Etero'vich stood smiling to take the oath of allegiance with a class of new citizens in Federal Court at Minneapolis. But from that first day in a Seoul, Korea, on a hill-j side near a river bed, lies one of the most unique communi ties in the world—Chun Kwan: Li—the Village of Heavenly Light. I This is the home of 148 people—men, women and chil dren—almost all of whom are blind. The Villagers are im mensely proud of their com munity. They live in tiny, but clean and comfortable two family cottages. Thirty-one families, in which either one or both parents will never see a gain, comprise this little Village. Besides these, there are 41 blind children, or a n e or abandoned youngsters, who arc being loved, cared for and educa ted by the Village residents. Founded in 1954, Chun Kwan Li today serves as a shining example of what can e a o i s e o u dreams, plans and interna tional cooperation. Plight Of Children The beginnings of the col ony can be traced back to a bitter-cold, wintry day four years ago. It was then that an Amer ican missionary, Mrs. Dexter Lutz, arrived in Taejon, Ko rea. She was confronted by the desperate plight of num bers of Korean youngsters roaming about without food, shelter or clothing. Many of them were blind and had been abandoned The Zlatko Balokovic Story On Threshold Of World ZLATKO BALOKOVIC. second from left, on a rcrcnt visit to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of The Adriatic." With him, left to right, were Miss Danica Jerand, the tutor who first taught him to read and write: his sister, Mrs. Zora Balokovic-Khigrr Mrs. Balokovic, the former Joyce Borden and Ivo Macek, the cele brated Croatian pianist of international renown. This concert was under the patronage of the Italian King and Queen, and given in aid of the treatment of tubercular children. Audience With Phi« This wonderful introduction brought me three engage ments in Rome, one of which was an invitation to play in the famous Vatican Sala Pia in aid of charity. On this occasion 13 Cardi nals sat in the front row of the packed hall. During the intermission I received from the hands of the Senior Cardinal a special large silver medal on which Fr. Franeis H. Eterovich Preparing Symposium LITTLE over five years ago a handsome Domini can priest came from his na tive Croatia to America, breathing the air of freedom for the first time in his ca reer. Priest Sets U.S. Croatian Population At 1,500,000 Plus A The Detroit News Jan. 4th, 1958, Issue land of freedom, this scholar ly, aggressive young priest burned with a desire not only to follow his work of teach ing, writing and preaching, but to give something to the nation which had welcomed him. Achieves Ambition And today Fr. Eterovich is ready to deliver his gift to America. It is a 500-page volume en titled "Survey of Croatian Na Post-Korean War Echoes: "With Malice Toward None...' 100 miles from Village of Heavenly Light A1BOUT was engraved "Plaudente Ro ma." The next day I was hon ored by having a private audience with Pope Pius X, whose simplicity and obvi ous goodness made a deep and lasting impression on me. When I kissed his pastoral ring, he gently raised me by my elbows and asked, "Com# va figlio mio?" ("How are you, my son?") and went on, "They tell me yesterday's con cert was very successful. That is important because while glory is good for the head, it is of little value to the (Life Story- P. 11) tional Culture," the first such work in the English language, on w-hich Fr. Eterovich has labored for more than three years. It covers the history and accomplishments in all fields by the Croatian people, from the time their entity was rec ognized by a Byzantine em peror and they were invited to settle in lands now under the Communist grip of Tito's Yugoslavia. "The Croatian people have no embassy, no diplomatic representative, nobody at all (Priest Feels P. 11) SOM K OF THE blind youngsters who arc being cared for in the Village of Heavenly Light, Korea. In a world beset with fear, these boys and girls are grateful for the chance to make something of themselves later in Ufe, for blindness no longer need mean oblivion. others were the children of blind parents who were un able to care for them prop erly. They were typical of the children and adults all over Korea who were suffering the hardships of long years of war and deprivation. Mrs. Lutz was determined to do something tb help. Learning that there was a Blind Association in Taejon, she accepted the chairman ship of a Provincial Commit tee for Aid-to the Blind to get some work started. Humanitarianism, Inc. Anxious to help the Kore ans help themselves, she con tacted Korean officials, mis sionary groups and American aid organizations. First, the city of Taejon do nated the site for a housing project right outside of the city. Overjoyed with the con tribution of the land, Mrs. Lutz was reluctant to ask for the provision of a road lead ing to the site. Even today, residents and visitors alike must go on foot, proceeding cau tiously single file along a slippery clay dike built up three feet between rice pad dies in order to get across the embankment leading up (Village Of P. 11) January 29, 1958 Horsing Around With The Editor -J The oldest known fruit still grown is the fig, "smok va"'in Croatian. Fossils have been found in rock strata laid down 25 mil lion years ago in Asia, the Orient, and even the Arctic. The Last Laugh Said the Chicago "Tri bune" the day after Abraham Lincoln delivered his now in ternationally quoted Gettys burg Address: "The President of the Uni ted States also spoke and made the usual ass of him self." A Great Leaftir Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the vTsv I knew I am an Ame- rican. America is the only idealistic nation in the world. Woodrow Wilson Sept. 8, 1919 Golden Caribbees Been thinking about the CFU's 1958-59 Membership Campaign Grand Prize Award of a Caribbean Cruise? How's this for a come-on in words The Caribbean Islands are varied and dappled with a stimulating melange of hu man ways and creeds and skin colors. Here you will find staid chips off the Old World block, lively offshoots of the African Jungle, a trace of the dour aboriginal Indian, and a dozen exotic touches imported from Asia. Tough Customer The greatest scoundrel who ever occupied the office of President was George Washington, if you read some of the contemporary accounts in Revolutionary newspapers at the Library of Congress. He abolished newspapers, shut them up. Harry S. Truman Medical Dept. 4 One in 80 Americans has Diabetes. Almost 1,000,000 of these are undetected eases. Two of every 3 Diabetics is a woman. This year, about 65,000 more Americans will be told that they have Dia betes. Art Of Bussing According to biologists, a kiss is simply "The juxtaposi tion of two orbicularis oris muscles in a state of contrac tion." Life's Like That Comedian George De Witt's definition of frustra tion: "Hitting a hole in one without any witnesses." Backwoods Banter Hillbilly (showing his new home to bride): "Well, gal, how d'ya like it?" Wife: "T'aint bad, but there's no door." Hillbilly: "Was you fixin' on goin' some place?" All Greek To Us The Greeks considered music as the ultimate in the arts. They even saw a simi larity between the mathema tics of music and the mathe matics of the universe. Genius, No Less One inventive telephone operator, in a town serving a rural community in the Mid West, has come up with a new code. "The number you want is OMC," she will inform the operator on the other end of the line. "What's OMC?" the bewil dered operator will ask in re turn. "Out milking cows."