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William Margetich Nick Popovich JL. Mary C. Komes, Sec'y. U Frank Vukson, Sec'y. Ann Tschanz, Sec'y. Michael Baieh, Sec'y. PAGfc SEVEN \n\n Coming Events St. Louis, Mo. Nat'l Pin Tourney May 15-18, 1958 SIX PAGES Croatian Fraternal Union A Going Concern PITTSBURGH There is an old saying which states that he who lives by the sword, perishes by the sword. If that were as true of those who work with figures, then we at the Supreme Of fice would certainly have a black fate awaiting us. In ev ery department one sees noth ing but figures, and more fig ures! Annual statements for the various state insurance e a e n s a e e i n compiled, which must be in their hands by February 28th. For every day of de lay, beyond that date, ev ery state has the power and right to fine the Soci ety one hundred dollars. Should we, for instance, be ten days late in filing our statement in any one state, that could cost the Society ex actly one thousand dollars. Wealth of Statistics Someone may ask, don't we keep our records up-to-date every day of the year, and if so, why all the hustle and bus tle at year-end? We keep accurate records of all receipts and disburse- MIAMI, Fla. W i 11 i a Margetich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Margetich, 1518 Englewood St., Bethlehem Pa., recently received his Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Miami Law School, Coral Gables. A lifelong member of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, bro. Margetich received an award for hav ing the highest grade in Corporation Law in his class. Ho is a member of the Del ta Theta Phi, national legal fraternity, and Kappa Phi Kappa, educational fraterni ty. Bro. Margetich is married to the former Hannah Schelt z e r, Bethlehem. Together with their two children, Wil liam and Dara Jean, they re side at 7770 S. W. 54 a., Mi ami. An All-CFU Family, bro. Margetich and his wife are members of Bethlehem, Pa., Lodge 576. The youngstei* are members of Junior Order Nest 185, Bethlehem. Moravian Sports Star A 6th grade teacher at The Lodge's beautiful new Croatian Home Audi torium, 30 Grant Ave., Et na, will be the scene of the festivities. Dancing, from 9 p.rti. to 2 a.m., will be to the music of the popular Charles "Chuck" Cubelic and his orchestra. Refreshments of all sorts are also being planned for the Your Society At Year's End By V. I. Mandich Supreme President ments, of new members, of deaths, and so on, but each state requires specific infor mation and statistics for its own department on the mem bership of the Society in that particular state. The reports must give sta tistics on new members ad mitted in the state during the past year, the amount of in surance, the number of new members insured on all funds, the total amount of contribu tions paid by the members in that state during the past year (1957) for mortuary, sick benefits, disabilities, and so on. Also the amount re ceived by the members in sick and disability benefits in the state, the total death benefits paid for deceased members in the respective states, etc. Such a report contains over. Society May Well Be Proud of Lodge 576 Member University of Miami Law School Cites William Margetich By Stephen F. Brkich ... .»*- English Editor Highland Park Elementary School, Miami, bro. Marge tich ranked eighth in his graduating class and is now studying for the Florida Bar. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mora vian College in Pennsylvania. While at Moravian, he was President of the Politi cal Science Club, made the Dean's List on two occa- Etna Lodge 4 Athletic-Social Group In Valentine Day Dance February 14th Beautiful New Croat Home Auditorium To Be Scene of Colorful Mid-Winter Shuffle ETNA, Pa. In prepara tion for the April staging here of the CFU's Nat'l Duck pin Tournament, the "Guar dian Angel" Lodge 4 Athle i c- S o i a o i e e w i sponsor a colorful Valentine Day Dance on Friday, Feb. 14th. gala occasion. Every guest of the female sex who turns out Friday, Feb. 14, for this Lodge 4 so cial highlight of the mid-win ter season will receive a spe cial favor. i And one and all, regardless I ans of age, are assured an enjoy able evening. Local, district and other members of the Croatian Fraternal Union are most cordially invited to attend and help themselves to pleasure at its very best. You still can't top a CFU gathering for the real spirit of camaraderie! Mark Vinski, Pub. 30 printed pages 12 18 inch es in size. An examination of such a report, when compiled, reflects an accurate picture of everything that took place in our Society throughout the past year. It is sometimes said that figures and statistics are dull and boring, but one who un e s a n s s a i s i s o u write the proverbial book on the meaning and significance of what those statistics rep resent. Gains Exceeded Losses In the year just closed, our worthy builders enrolled a to tal of 5,696 members in both departments. During the year, we lost 4,836 members. The net increase, therefore, numbers 860 members. Our total life insurance, after deduction of losses, was increased by $1,638, 235.00. On December 31st, 1957, our total adult mem bership was 71,572, junior membership 37,325, or a grand total of 108,897 members. Our total life in surance reached the huge sum of $87,460,547.19. (Society P. 10) sions, was a representative to the Pennsylvania Inter Collegiate Conference on o v e n e n o e e years, and was a member of the Moravian Student Senate. He was a member of the Moravian varsity football team and played junior var sity basketball during his days at that school. Society In His Blood A World War II Navy vet eran, having served as a gun ner's mate second class on the destroyer USS J. W. Weeks, bro. Margetich was born with a "CFU spoon in his mouth." During his younger days in Bethlehem he held vari ous Lodge 576 and Nest 185 offices and was a dele gate to the Society's Jun ior Order Convention of 1939. He coached and managed numerous CFU baseball and (Wm. Margetich P. 9) Minnesota Lodges To Stage Mardi Gras Hop Saturday, February 15 th CHISHOLM, Minn. The Annual Mardi Gras Festival will be held at the Hibbing Memorial Building at the Serviceman's Club on Satur day, February 15, at 9 p.m. The event will be spon sored by the CFU Kolo and Sports Club, which is com posed of members of CFU Lodges 240 of Hibbing, 8 of Letonia, and 210 of Chisholm. Music will be furnished by the Junior Echo Tamburitz and there will be kolo dancing by both juniors and adults under the direction of instructors John B. Bauman and Tony Crnkovich. Prizes will be awarded for the most unique and original costumes and lunch and re freshments vyill be served. Members and friends of all neighboring CFU lodges are invited to attend. Mary Ognanovich, Rec. HERMAN MIHALICH, prominent Monessen, Pa., businessman, CFU Lodge 194 member, and civic leader, pictured with his family. At left James, 4, Mrs. Lois Mihalich, and wen, Bro. Mihalich is a resident of Monessen and a product of the city's elementary schools. He is a Business Admin- Ed Sullivan's Cravat To Be Awarded Feb. 15 During CM Church Hop CHICAGO The necktie which Ed Sullivan wore on his Sunday, February 9 TV Show will be one of the door prizes at the Assumption BVM Parish "Mesopust" Dance on Saturday, February 15th. Marty Vidovich will supply the toe tickling music in the gaily decorated school hall at 00th St. and Marshfield Ave. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and tasty food and refreshments will be served. The men of the Holy Name Society, sponsors of the dance have gone all out to make this affair the gayest and most fun-filled event of the year. Joseph A. Radich, 6140 S. Hermitage is President Steve Eskra, 1647 W. 60th is Chair man and Rev. Michael J. Ce pon is Pastor. Official Organ Croatian Fraternal Union of America WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1958 Monessen Lodge 194 Member Man For The Job MONESSEN, Pa. Her a n i a i o i n e n Monessen businessman and a lifelong member of the Croa tian Fraternal Union of Ame rica, expressed keen interest last week in becoming the The vacancy came to pass recently with the elec tion of then State Senator John Dent to the United States Congress. Bro. Mihalich has since been approached by many in dividuals and heads of vari ous organizations to run for the office. He is now giving the matter deep thought. Pitt Grad, Grid Star Friends Urge Herman Mihalich To Seek State Senatorship istration graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and played with the Pan ther football teams during his days at that institution. He recently resigned a po sition as Assistant Director of Democratic candidate for the the Pennsylvania State Sales vacant seat in the 39th Sen atorial District, Westmore land County, Penna. Tax Bureau in Harrisburg to further his activities in com munity and county govern mental affairs. Many Offer Him Hand Bro. Mihalich, his wife, Lo is, and their two children, Gwen, 5, and James, 4, reside at 407 Ridge Ave., Monessen. The parents are members of CFU Lodge 194, the chil dren of Nest 87. The Miha lichs are expeeting another future member of the CFU in the family within a short time. This marks the first time that a member of Lodge 194 is seeking the office of a Blaz Dragicevich Is 50-Year Member WEST ALLIS, Wis. The officials and members of Cro atian Fraternal Union "Jed nakost" Lodge 391 are proud to announce that one of their members, bro. Blaz Dragice vich, will soon receive a gold pin award from the CFU in commemoration of his 50 years of membership. We all extend our warm est "congratulations" and hope to see him at our next regular session, Thursday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Kralj's Hall. All lodge members are urged to be present at that time and to pay their delin quent dues. EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE THREATENS RECORD 5. Bro. Mihalich is a candidate for the vacant seat in the 39th Senatorial District, Westmore land County, Pennsylvania, which will be filled by special election process in the near future. Pennsylvania State Senator and the enthusiasm and acti vity are running high as bro. Mihalich bides his time before coming out formally for the post. In the meantime, it is hoped that all CFU members in Westmoreland County will get behind this brilliant young man and see him through to deserving success. Trafford 541 Primed For Pre-Lenten Dance TRAFFORD, Pa. CFU Lodge 541 will stage a Dance on Saturday, February 15, at the club rooms, 302 Cavitte Ave. Music will be furnished by the Balkan Serenaders from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., and the usual line of refresh ments will be available. Badger State Lodges Start Shaping Agenda For Annual Frat Fete MILWAUKEE The Pic nic Committee met on Janu ary 28, 1958, at Karlovich's Hall to begin plans for the 10th Annual Croatian Frater nal Union Day celebration which will be held on June 8, 1958. A large attendance of pic nic delegates, from the vari ous CFU lodges of Milwaukee, expressed great enthusiasm and interest. The Picnic Committee will have its next meeting in Feb ruary. Lodges will receive no tices of the date, place and time of the meeting. It is urgent and impor tant that all delegates at tend for there will be an election of officers. Let us all give our cooper ation in making this 10th an nual celebration the greatest we have ever had. We've checked the rec ords for the past ten yean and find that not even the exceptionally s u e s sful 1956 opening month could match it. Yes, the weather was cold land wet and discouraging as typically January-ish as it could be but happily we need not call upon its incle mencies to explain away a disappointing recruitment. Fraternal zeal motivated and comforted our activists to the point that they turned out a record enrollment. This result convinces us that when nature's other ex treme summer heat—holds sway it will prove an equally ineffective deterrent for our campaigners will be function ing as the "cool operators" that they be. January In Nutshell Let us take a closer look at this record January enroll ment. Of the 457 new members, 306 came into the Society's juvenile ranks while 151 threw in their lot with the senior branch. The new cov erage written in nice, fat, box car figures amounted to three hundred seventy four thou sand dollars ($374,000). Here again the Junior Order took the lion's share $210,500, while $163,500 went to the adult depart ment. Our Canadian produ cers brought in $59,200 while the balance $314,- Johnstown Meeting To Be Run Off Feb. 23rd JOHNSTOWN, Pa. The next regular monthly meet ing of CFU Lodge 5 will be held one week later than usual, February 23,1958. The postponement was made because of the fact that e u u e s n e U n i v e s i y a u i z a n s o n e i n Johnstown, will be held on our regular meeting date, February 16. We ask everyone to take note of this change so that they might attend the meet ing and settle their dues ob ligations. Established 1929 ENGLISH SECTION Campaign Start A Fraternal Miracle January End of Two-Year Membership Drive Goes Down as Biggest Opening Month In Last 10 Years By Michael Grasha, Chairman, Campaign Comm. PITTSBURGH Opening salvo of Membership Cam paign smashes all records! The month old CFU recruiting drive nets 457 members and $374,000.00 new insurance in force! Even greater production records assured in an at mosphere pervaded by the conviction that nothing succeeds like success today's astonishing victories beget tomor row's further triumphs! We are very much afraid that we shall wax bombastic and eloquent in this resume of the current membership Campaign's initial month. But, how else can one adequately describe the most productive? January in a decade of suc cessful campaigning? How else can we fittingly proclaim to the world this miracle, this product of true fraternal devotion? 800 came in from the U.S. And, what is even more im pressive, another spectacular achievement, a fraternalism's first, is a record number of campaigners for a first month 254 zealots answer ing the first call. This number will, without a doubt, be multiplied tenfold, and more, before the cam paign ends. This is a dream of a recruiting army. We for one are certain that no organi zation on the face of the earth has anything like it. A volun teer legion of fraternal para gons building and expanding a fraternal order that has no peers. (Opening Mo. P. 10) Kaycee Committee To Hold Annual Meeting Monday, February 17th KANSAS CITY, Kans. The Annual Meeting of the Central Committee of the o a i a n a e n a U n i o n which was to have been held on the 3rd Monday of Jan uary, was cancelled due to the very unfavorable weather and unusual snow storm. The meeting will, how ever, take place Monday, February 17, at the Croa tian Home, 5th and Eliza beth, Kansas City*. Notice is given to all new* ly elected representatives to the Central Committee to be present at this important ses sion. This is important be cause it is a year of oppor tunity. Our work in the Croatian Fraternal Union in Kansas City is indeed a very impor tant matter. Our influence in Fraternal work should be felt in our community. We need to dedicate ouis selves to this truly worthy cause, the 1958 Membership Drive. We will have the ad miration and support of ev ery member of the CFU in greater Kansas City. An election of officers for 1958 will be held at this meeting, with refreshments to be served afterwards. Visitors are invited and welcome. An opportunity will be given everyone, including the visitors, to bring sugges tions and new ideas. After all, a meeting is the time for the exchange of thoughts. John P. Ribic, Pres. George Fracol, Sec'y.