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i K •heltered by green i CFU Cover« FuH ^iame AcUfrm In Full (To Be Continued) ... VK E Z A E N I A DETROIT gram, the tamburitzans will s?1™"'* ........ Junior Agplicatiom 1 1 »M w ijlui ftrtnttw N 0 I S S E At 2:30 p.m. footba" I O N PAGE 9 «lec" those days. which Ihe organ- as William Neral come to its study, 7 0 0 p.m. in the Croa I am sure the lead Tambu- 5 Weisers \n\n Sixty-three other tJ.S. and Canadian members of the Society were fated to visit Yugoslavia at the same time. Under the lead ership of Junior Order Di rector bro. Michael Grasha, that group flew in order to make their stay overseas a rather lengthy one. The 1956 undertaking was to go down in history as the Croatian Fraternal Union's i s I n e n a i o n a o o Will" venture. Which it was, from start to finish, from the proverbial stem to stern. Federated Republics But what of this land which many Membership I Campaign Grand Prize Win ners will come to visit in 1960 and remember for the rest of i their lives? Geographically, Yugoslavia is a small country in Southern Europe with a population of well over 17 million people do miciled in the nation's six Federated Republics of post World War II making. They are Croatia, Serbia, Upvenia, Bosna-Hercegovi na, Macedonia, and Monte negro. We will begin this series of articles with Croatia and start in its beautiful Capital City of Zagreb, known the Continent over as "The Little Paris of the Balkans." Modern Metropolis Zagreb is, without doubt, one of the most charming ci ties in Europe. While the average Amer ican and Canadian born mem ber of the Croatian Fraternal Union may think of it as just another Old World center, Zagreb is indeed a modern, bustling metropolis of around 400,000 people. Its population is greater than that of such American citićs as Atlanta, Georgia, i i n a A a a a Jersey City, New Jersey, Rochester, New York, St. Paul, Minnesota, and San Diego, California. On the other hand* its pop ulation is only slightly less than that of Columbus, Ohio, Oakland, California, Portland, Oregon, and Indianapolis, In diana. Croat National Anthem Not far from Zagreb the visitors from the States will see the Valley of the rivulet Pitt 131 Members To Fill Two Posts Sunday "PITTSBURGH Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 131 will hold a Special Meeting on Sunday, February 16, begin ning at 2:00 p.m., in Javor Hall, 822 N. Canal St. i Due to the serious sick ness and resignation of our former Lodge President, bro. Joseph J. Plese, we must elect a Vice President and President of the Board of Trustees. The attendance of all mem bers is urgent. Frank Pastorkovic, Sec'y. Philip Vukelich, Rec. Zagreb, Croatia, Called Little Paris of Balkans Society's Grand Prize Award Winners Will Find Capital City of Croats To Be Modern, Bustling Yugoslav Center CFL's 1956 Tour Groups Will Vouch For Scenic Beauties of Land of Forefathers By Stephen F. Brkich, Co-Vice Chairman 1958-1959 Campaign Committee PITTSBURGH The Croatian Fraternal Union's two year "Let's Visit Yugoslavia!" Membership Campaign which began Jan. 1, 1958, and will close Dec. 31, 1959, finds the writer adrift on a sea of pleasant memories. Back in August and September of 1956, it was our pri vilege and great pleasure to be at the head of a delegation of 67 American and Canadian members who visited Yugo slavia following the Membership Campaign of that year. For the record, we made the® trans-Atlantic crossings via luxury liners flying the flag of France. Oddly enough, this hymn does not speak of war, de struction, blood or fire. Rather, it pays tribute to the beauty and courage of a homeland of ancient glo ry, one which played a tre mendous role in .history. Many generations have come and gone since poet An- St. Mark's Church Zagreb, Croatia tun Mihanović composed the National Anthem of the Croats, but time has failed to dim its meaning to the people. Saga Of Matija Gubec Not far from this glen in Croatia, beyond the Zagreb mountains, lies Hrvatsko Za gorje with its grassy valleys and hills. It was here in 1573, near Stubica, that the peasants staged their historic insur rection against feudal ty ranny and oppression un der the leadership of the immortal Matija Gubec. The revolt spread through out Croatia and parts of Slovenia. Here the visitors will come to understand how people fought and died nearly 300 years ago to throw off a yoke so brutal as to provoke a mo mentous insurrection. The saga of Matija Gubec is among the most revered in Croat history. Croatian Switzerland Leaving Zagreb, by either The Continent Send Me Adult Application* I mt Wording For Yugoslav Trip I bus or car, the visitor arrives in Rijeka on the Jadran Coast. Travelling on a new highway completed in 1954, the trip takes four hours. Before reaching the sea, one will pass through cultiva ted fields and green pastures and see thoroughbred cattle grazing.- An hour's ride will bring the Campaign Winners to Karlovac, a city of major historical importance. Kar lovac is now one of Yugo slavia's great industrial centers. It is also the edu cational, cultural and com mercial heart of Kordun. The same highway next leads to Gorski Kotar, for years known as the "Switzer land of Croatia." Here the mountains are scenically su Sutla, hills. Inspired by the beauty and tranquil charm of this histo ric dale, Antun Mihanović of ten came here and eventually perb, the resorts perfect, its wrote the world famed Cro-i people hospitable. atian National Anthem, "Li- And then to Delnice, a jepa Naša Domovina." pretty town set amid forests and mountains. It is the prin cipal center of winter sports in this region and the delight of every tourist. Falls Plunge 270 Feet At Skrad the visitor will marvel to the waterfall Zeleni Vir, which plunges from a height of better than 270 feet. Zeleni Vir's height com pares with such American waterfalls as Snoqualmie (270) in Washington, Sev en Falls (266) in Colorado, Tallulah (251) in Georgia, and internationally e nowned Niagara (167) in New York and Ontario. In this vicinity are the small, picturesque towns of Brod na Kupi, Fužine and Lo I kve, with its fine natural park of Golubinjak and an artifi cial lake which supplies water to the but recently completed hydroelectric power plant Vi nodol. GorsHi Kotar offers the visitor everything disap pearing mountain streams and rivulets, green moun tains, sweet smelling pine fo rests, streams and lakes teeming with trout and cray fish, relaxing Alpine sur roundings, and so on. Great Commercial Port Leaving Gorski Kotar the Campaign Tour Party will be gin to descend until the visi tors reach the deep canyon of the river Rječina. From there the group will proceed to Rijeka, the largest Yugoslav commer cial seaport. Here they will see ships from all parts of the world, including those flying the A e i a n a a n o through a city which was un der Italian domination for more than two decades. Rijeka is now the second largest city in Croatia and has again returned to its po sition of eminence as the cul tural center of Istra. FEBRUARY DECLARATION OF INTENTION FOR CAMPAIGN AWARD 1958 -1959 Membership Campaign Grand Prize« Trip To Yugoslavia In 1960 Caribbean In j|p NOTE:—Please forward photo of yourself for publication in Zajedničar. Do not send hazy snapshots or tinted pictures of any kind. Address all your mail to Stephen F. Brkich English Editor S441 FORBES STREET ........ PITTSBURGH 18, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A. lili .»»»I nuijfiijjji __ THE DETROIT Croatian Board of Trade Kolo Group which will appear on the Sunday, Feb. 16, program heralding the public concert This colorful group, com prised mainly of younger tamburitza enthusiasts, in cludes students fi^om several, Detroit colleges and univer sities. Not so long ago, the City of Detroit boasted of one of the most outstanding tamburitza organizations in the country namely, the petrgit tam buritza Symphony Unfortunately that or gan i 7 a i o n disappeared from the cultural scene and since then tamburitza mu sic in Detroit has contin ually been losing.. promi nence. ,. Many Craat^ana took gotice of this decline of interest in "i i V V i the tamburitza,, but no posi tive^ acjtiojis were taken to correct this ynfortynate situ ation until ..t,wo years ,ago when the Croatian Board of a e o a n i z e i s o w n group. e a u i z a n s have practiced diligently and industriously. They made sev eral appearances before, the Croatian public and every where were greeted and ap plauded most enthusiastically. Realize Responsibility For this concert especially they are preparing devotedly, realizing that on their perfor mance lies the responsibility] of respect and esteem of Cro atian culture in Detroit as'1 Werpehowski, well as possible revival and rejuvenation of interest in tamburitza music. For some parts of the pro be attired in Croatian cos- j'n Caribbean Trip Distant Delegations Heading For Masonic Temple Detroit Board of Trade Tamburitzans In Debut Feb. 16th Sunday, February 16. in the Masonic Temple-Scottish Rite A u i o i u e o a i a n Board of Trade Tamburitzans will make their, debut- group, attired in beautiful costumes, and headpd by Kathy Kosovec, will su perbly present kolo danc ing. There will also be out standing vocalists and pia nists and all in all the pro- Wm. Margetich A Promising Lawyer Attended First Junior Conclave (Continued From Page 7) basketball teams and play?d on the Junior team of the famous Lehigh Croatians dur^ ing the era of the Dodig brothers and the Skomitz (Skomač) brothers. He also played baa# for* six years with the Croatian Tam buritaa1 Orchestra under the direction of his father, Ste phen' Margetich, and an un cle, John Hufcitz. Sisters Marry Greats Still other members of that a u i z a e n s e e w e e bro. Margetich's uncle Roy Klenovich and sister Emma. She is now married to Chuck Bednarik, the Philadel phia Eagles' all-pro line back er and one of the all-time greats of the professional football world. A younger sister, Mar garet, also made several appearances with that mu sical organization as a vocalist. She is married to William who at one time broke all modern scor ing records at Moravian Col lege and was named to vir tually every All-Star Penn- tume8, which they recently, Father A Fraternalist purchased from Zagreb. A colorful Croatian kolo Still active in Bethlehem's CFU circles, and ready to play a tamburitza instrument at the drop of a hat, the el der bro. Margetich may well be proud of his son's deep de votion to the Croatian Fra ternal Union. Only recently this prom ising young barrister ad dressed the members of Mi ami's CFU Lodge 982 and was thrilled to meet there members of the Society hailing from points as far north as New York and west as California. We wish him every-future success in the field of law, in which he hopes to be of service to his many Croatian debut of the Board's Tamburitza Symphony. The concert is to be held in Detroit's Masonic Temple, 500 Temple Street, at 2:39 p.m. sharp. gram will be one of the best that the Detroit Croatians have witnessed in a long time. Immediately after the pro gram the audience is invited to the Knights of Columbus Council 305 Hall, located at 4740 Woodward, near East Forest, where food, refresh ments and dancing will be plentiful. Delegates Awaited We understand that a cara van of Croatians from Cleve land, headed by John Badovi nac, will be motoring to De troit. Similar groups are being organized in Pittsburgh by Johnny Gregurich. This mani festation of interest is very stimulating and inspiring to us and we will do everything in our power to make your trip to Detroit a memorable one. We extend an invitation to Other localities in Ohio, Penn sylvania, Indiana, Illinois. well as neighboring Canadian cities to attend the concert. In turn we shall reciprocate when concerts appear in oth er cities, just as 41 of us did recently, via a chartered bus, when we attended the Croa tian Radio Hour Concert in Cleveland. That was a thrilling ex perience for all of us. We were inspired and educated on the progress of Croatian cultural activities in Cleve land. Chairmen of the out-of town groups, who are plan ning to come to Detroit, are urged to contact as soon as possible Mike Pojen, at 1840 Mayburn, Dearborn, Mich., phone CRest 8-4724, for their reservations. Bro. Margetich's father, Stephen, was a delegate to the their group. CFU's Gary, Ind., Convention Groups interested in eating of 1932 and has held virtually every office in the ranks of Lodge 576. Chairmen are also urged to day, February 16. include in their messages The show will whether they are interested promptly at in having food prepared for before the concert should plan to be at the Knights of Columbus Hall by 1:00 p.m. Those not interested in hav ing meals may proceed direct ly to the Masonic Temple. John Prepolec, Scribe South Chicago Choir Plans Valentine Hop SO. CHICAGO, 111. The Singing Society "Croatia" will sponsor a Valentine's Day Dance, February 14, at the Croatian Hall, 96th and Com mercial Avenue. Beginning at 8:30 pjn.t dancing will be to the mu sic of Mickey Isley and his Orchestra. We ask all lodges, clubs and friends to join us in cele- and other friend* ©f Yugoslav brating this forthcoming f|ftarj|||i|ir. Htwufc Period Of Transition Confronting Croatian Fraternal Union Can Lead To Greater Organization In Future That from Society Deemed Big Enough At Moment To Adopt Bold Program Attractive To Young By Joseph A. Katarincic, Member, Lodge 234 PITTSBURGH Bro. Stanley R. Juracich's United So. Chicagx) Lodges "News" editorial, reproduced in the January 29 issue of the Zajednicar's English Section, sug gested quite pointedly the period of transition that is now confronting the Croatian Fraternal Union. 1 would like to elaborate on what is at its basis, and list the specific responsive steps that will be necessary if we are to successfully direct it towards the organization's enhancement. This transition eventual ly involves a re-examina tion of our organizational structure and a broadening of the traditional attitude and policies towards activi ties not directly enhancing or furthering the discharge of our fraternalistic and in surance responsibilities. ization is moving. new form that it should take if the transition is under stood, is precisely that which Turn to page 8 for Editorial, "A Challenge." gives rise to the problem: a radical change in the charac ter of the relatively younger actual or potential member we find today, as compared to that of a similar group a generation ago when the or ganization. as we know it to day, was taking shape. The present day group is reaching out over social bar- Fraternal riers to positions of promi- universally literate and schooled in the ways of the new world, and deals with the non-Slavic groups on a basis of equality. We find that the latter group of a generation ago was restricted geographically and socially, performed tedi- I would like to refrain from commenting on any signifi- cant changes that our organ izational structure may de serve. However, it does appear in evitable that the Lodge Sys tem as we know it today will be greatly altered, especially as it represents an over splin terization of this basic unit. It is within the area of for the following two hours the audience will be treated to the most exciting and en tertaining musical spectacle of the year. Providing a local interest for Johnstowners, E. Wil liam Neral. now in his sec ond year at Duquesne Uni non-insurance acti v i i e s that we can make our quickest and most signifi cant advances towards ush ering in this transition. We should begin immedi ately to take organized steps, I both bold and imaginative, to (increase the cultural and ed ucational activities of the or ganization. Such a program and the should have, as its ultimate purpose, an increase in our prominence which will then serve to attract the attention of the members of tomorrow. This effort could be direc ted through the already ex isting organizations, or begin with the establishment and operation, within the frame work of the Croatian Frater nal Union, of a systematic program meant to enhance and consolidate the store of (knowledge about our native lands and their sons through out the world. In essence, the Croat ism Union would be* the center of a new in- nence in the skilled and pro- ^crest in our heritage and a fessional groups, is almost, stimulant E s tabli s Own School I would like to list some of (Bold Program P. 10) Detroit Kolo Classes Will Resume Feb. 20th DETROIT The Mothers ious unskilled tasks in indus- Club of CFU Nest 318 will re try, and rarely laid complex I sume their children's kolo demands on the Croatian I classes Thursday, February Fraternal Union. What of Lodge System classes 120, at tian Hall, located at 1735 Mc Nichols Road. Our two capable and pa tient teachers will bo Nata lie Babich and Martha Las tovic. So parents, please bring the children. Help them to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn the tra ditional kolos and Homecoming For William Neral Sunday When Duquesne Tarns Invade Johnstown Star Sophomore Performer Will Be Hailed During Annual Concert In Junior Hi School JOHNSTOWN, Pa. The! versity. will be seen with internationally famous Du- this famous ensemble, quesne University Tamburit-j they will be forever grateful to you. Anne Majetic, Pub. Bill plays zana will present their annual ritza Brae with the orchestra* show at Cochran Jr. High las well as an old Macedonian School Auditorium on Sun- goatskin drum, and has sev eral spots with the dance starti team. Bill is a graduate of Johns town Catholic High School, a former member of the St. Ni cholas Junior Tamburitza Or chestra and the McKeesport Junior Tamburitzans. He also represents the third genera tion to belong to "St. Rochua" CFU Lodge 5 and the chorus of the Croatian Educational Society "Rodoljub". After the performance a reception will be held for the Tammies at the Rodo ljub Hall. 318 Chestnut St., to give our many friends a chance to meet them in pejr* son and to get to knopr these wonderful young people. Tickets are available from members of "Rodoljub". "St. Rochus" Lodge, Music Store and other busi ness establishments in Johns town. Buy your tickets now and be on hand to see the musical treat of the year. Joseph Jacklevieb, Chair.