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rć Seaior* Junioru 582 Seniora Senior* 323 Total 824 $398,700 $667,200 Juniora 77 Total 158 $ 56,300 $139,300 Jnniors 659 Total 982 Mi trie Knaflic, Pres. Lubie Yanosich, Rec. W p. !!H w 7p r.iii^^Tii,| y, .nU/TIIX Balaban.. B. A. B. V. E N I S S E I O N \n\n Coming Events St. Louis, Mo. Nat'l Pin Tourney May 15-18. 195$ SIX PAGES Single Premium Big Honey Saver Lump Payment Is Heart of Bargain By Joseph Bella Supreme Secretary PITTSBURGH The Cro atian Fraternal Union has a vailable a new and modern method of selling insurance, one which represents a great ttving to the buyer. We have reference to the "Single Premium Plan", which was adopted by the Society's Board of Direc tors and put into effect in 1957. In simple terms, the "Single Premium Plan" provides for the payment of dues in one lump sum at the time appli cation for same is made af ter which all further worries about future dues would be completely eliminated. Actual Illustration •'Now for an actual illustra tion to prove that the "Single Premium Plan" is tremen dous money saver. Let us assume that an ap plicant is 20 years of age and wishes to purchase a Single Premium 20 Year Endowment Certificate for $1,000, and that the lodge dues are 15 fffits per month. He would pay $665.40 at the time of application. However, his dividends ov ,«r 19 years would amount to $57.00, thus lowering his net cost to just $608.40. Under the monthly pay ment method, the story runs like this: $3.81 monthly mor tuary dues, 32 cents CFU fiinds, 15 cents lodge dues. Or $4.28 dues per month. (Single Premium—P. 9) Younger District CFU Misses Urged To Enter Group's Popularity Sweepstakes PITTSBURGH The Uni- be decided on the basis of the ted Western Pennsylvania!most tickets sold on the a Lodges of the Croatian Fra- ward of a 1958 Plymouth. The ternal Union are again spon-i runnerup will automatically soring a Queen Contest in qualify as the "Croatian Cen conjunction with their 1958 ter Day" Queen. "CFU Day" and "Croatian Tickets sell at fifty cents, Center Day." i 10 All material should be mailed to UWPL Secretary Philip Vukelich, 3441 Forbes St., Pittsburgh 13. Lodge or Nest members contestant. desirous of entering these pop n 1 a i y sweepstakes should forward their name, latest photograph (no snapshots, please!), and background i n o mation, such as year of birth, schooling, place of employ ment, and so forth. Official Monthly Dues Passe Under Terms of New S.P. System The Campaign In Nutshell JAN. l-FEB. 28, 1958, INCLUSIVE United States of America New Members 242 Insurance $268,500 Dominion of Canada New Members 81 Insurance $ 83,000 Recapitulation, U.S.A. and Canada Instructor Charles Elias In Attendance To Brief Youngsters on Tamburitza Arts MILWAUKEE, Wise. The members of the C.F.U. Mothers Club and the pros pective junior tamburitza players met, for the first time, with the tamburitza in structor Charles Elias of Kenosha on Sunday, Febru ary 16,1958. It was gratifying to see such a fine turnout of youngsters and also a plea sure to have the presence of bro. Nick Hinich, a mem ber of Lodge 255 and the CFU Supreme Board. Bro. Elias gave a talk, stat ing what he would expect of the youngsters who would comprise the new junior tam buritza group. The session was later adjourned until the next meeting which was to be held on February 22. We wish to thank the Cro- United Western Pennsylvania Lodges To Award Car During Annual Frat Day of which goes to the Another new rale adop ted will no longer make it permissable for any Lodge, or group of Lodges, to transfer credit for ticket sales to a contestant rep resenting another Lodge, or Junior Order Nest. The young ladies will be on their own this year. But there is nothing in the rules to prevent them from soliciting the sales support of The Queen wilU their fellow members. New Members Insurance $351,500 $455,000 $806,500 Michael Grasha, Chairman Philip Vukelich, Vice Chair. Stephen F. Brkich, Vice Chair. s Joseph Bella, Secretary Milwaukee Area Junior Tammie Group YirtN'y Certain After Feb. 16 Meet atian Daughters for selling some of their instruments to us. Some of the youngsters have their own instruments, which were handed down to them by their parents. A n y y o u n s e w o wishes to join the group should call the undersigned at Evergreen 3-5522, for there is still time to join. The Mothers Club is happy to know that in a short while it will see the tamburitza group definitely organized. Now the public will under stand why we held so many events to raise money, and why we sent out letters ask ing for donations toward in struments. Your generosity will be repaid in a good way and any amount will be great ly appreciated. Society Helping 85 Or Over Class Home Office Paying Mortuary, 32c Dues PITTSBURGH, Pa. We would like to call the atten tion of the lodge secretaries to their members who are 85 years of age or older. For all such members the Society pays the mortuary and 32 cents administrative dues. However, all such mem bers are carried regularly every month on the assess ment list and twice annual ly, namely, in the months of June and December, the lodge is reimbursed for their dues. In case of death of such a member, please do not write about the member's dues, as the lodge will be reimbursed for safety Joseph Bella Sup. Secretary Many In District Eligible To Join Proposed New Club ROCHESTER, Pa. Plans for the organization of a Mothers Club will be dis cussed here Sunday, March 9, during the regular monthly meeting of "Abraham Lin coln" Lodge 85. As usual, the meeting is to be held in the St. Cecilia Church Hall and start at 1:30 p.m. sharp. Members are urged to ar rive on the scene a bit earlier in order that they may dis pose of their dues obligations and be free to take part in e e i e a i o n s w i should make this meeting one of the most interesting in a number of years. Why Not In Rochester? Like so many other Lodges In the CFU, Lodge 85 has been plagued with a passive ness which must be arrested before it kills off all interest in our work. Where to look for the an swer to our problem To those CFU centers which house Mothers Clubs: Gary, Ind. Detroit Mil waukee, Wise. Uniontown, Pa. South Chicago, 111. Hamilton, Ont., Canada and others where the exper iment has been a success. But can it be made to work here? Why not. We have one of the largest senior-junior memberships in the CFU in Lodge 85 and Nest 8, with "Moms" on all sides. Editor To Give Talk With us on Sunday, March 9, to explain the meaning of a Mothers Club will be Eng lish Editor of the Zajedničar Stephen F. Brkich. He will outline plans for our own such organization and answer any questions our members may care to ask. Every single mother affili ated with Lodge 85, every single member ihterested in the future of the Lodge and Nest 8, should attend this meeting Sunday next. This meeting may very well be a turning point in our fra ternal life. Canton 514 Planning Post-Easter Festival CANTON, Ohio Croa tian Fraternal Union Lodge 514 will stage a post-Easter Dance on Saturday evening, April 12, at the American Croatian Home, 2543 Winfield Way, NE. George Smer's Star Tambu ritzans of Massillon will play for dancing and there will be plenty of refreshments and fun for all. Members and friends are cordially invited to attend. Harriet Bofeurich, Scribe Wmm* WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1958 Rochester Next Link In Mothers Club Chain CAMPAIGNERS NEAR FIRST 1,000 MARK English Editor Slated To Brief Lodge 85 Mothers Croatian Fraternal Union of America Tamburitzans Shape Syria Mosque Spectacular PITTSBURGH Sunday, March 16th, 1958, will mark the homecoming for two local i s u e s w e n u quesne University's famous Tamburitzans perform their annual Greater Pittsburgh Concert at the Syria Mosque at 8:30 p.m. John Srsic, a junior in the School of Business at Duquesne University, is ac tive with the Tammies as an instrumentalist and fea tured dancer. Now in his third year, this personable young man has made many friends for him self and his organization. As for his dancing ability, let it suffice to say that he has been winning prizes for his dancing ever since he was twelve years old. Mr. Srsic has alto been very active in CFU circles, having held officership in his particular lodge. Miss Claire Zvonar, a fresh man with the Tamburitzans, Junior Tammies Will Play March IS During Frisco St. Patrick Dance SAN FRANCISCO CFU Lodge 900 will sponsor a St. Patrick's Day Dance and So cial on Saturday, March 15. The affair will be held at Yu goslav Sokol Hall, 580 Eddy Street. The arrangements commit tee, headed by Robert Mes trovich and Frank Kuchan, has hired the popular polka and kolo entertainer, Jim Ko vacevich Boggio, to play for the evening. Also performing will be the CFU Junior Tamburit za Orchestra under the di rection of William Blaze vich. This young group, com prised of Joanne Ivanetich, Diana Kuchan, Kathy Ivane tich, Kenneth Delaney and Diane and Sandra Stipelko vich did a splendid job at the recent Sv. Vlaho celebration. e e s e n s w i e served all evening and admis sion will be free. Claire Zvonar and John Srsic In Homecoming March 16th John Srsic Claire Zvonar is studying in the School of. Education and shows promise of making quite a name for herself before she graduates from Duquesne. Claire plays the first prim in the tamburitza or chestra, sings alto !n the chorus, and dances in vari ous kolo routines. These two Pittsburghers will help the Tammies put on their usual breathtaking peri It marked the seventh blessed event in the lives of the widely known, extremely popular Western Pennsylva nia couple. Previous arrivals on the Balaban scene were four boys and two girls. His many friends, and they are legion, will remember bro. Balaban as the former Gen eral Counsel of the Croatian Fraternal Union who went on to become the 1st Deputy In surance Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl vania. He is still serving the Com monwealth in that all-im portant capacity and has won wide recognition in recent years as an authority on the insurance industry. Members of "Progress" In Comeback of Century CHICAGO The headline over my last report to you the members of the Progress Lodge, read: "Chicago 749 on beam once again". Am happy to report now, one month later, that we really are still on the beam. We had another good meet ing both from the standpoint of attendance as well as en thusiasm displayed by all those present. Again we had the plea sure of seeing several of our members who come to meetings only once in a great while, but who prom ise to come move often from here on. It was a pleasure to have Will Wonders Never Cease- Chicago 749 Rides Again! seen Elmer and Jean Carlson. As the handle may indicate, Elmer of course is no Croa tian. But you might have had Turn to page 8 for Editorial, 'Welcome Back!" some difficulty in determining that had you seen him display his understanding of the Cro atian language. Course In Insurance No joke, you should have seen this. A letter from the Home Office was read and it was in Croatian. There was only one word Elmer didn't understand and that was "te čaj". When this word was translated, he knew what the whole letter was about formance and will try espec ially hard to make this twen ty-first anniversary program at the Syria Mosque on Sun day, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. the finest that Pittsburgh has ever seen. Both Miss Zvonar and Mr. Srsic are products of the D. U. Tamburitza School of Mu sic which was developed some [four years ago by Walter W. Kolar, director of the Tams. First Deputy Insurance Commissioner Eligible To Organize Own Junior Nest Thomas R. and Margaret Balaban Welcome Another Son To Expanding Family Circle PITTSBURGH An 8 lb. 2 oz. son was born the past weekend to Thomas R. and Margaret Balaban of Waynes burg, Penna. Thomas B. Radio Station Our congratulations to the Balabans on this "7th step to Heaven." Rest easy, Mother. The cigars, Father! Editorial Staff And before leaving this letter, let me tell you too what it is about. It explains a plan to organize a "tečaj" in Chicago a course to stu dy various policies and op erations of the Croatian Fraternal Union. The time has come when we must know what we have to sell, for competition is get ting keener day by day. If plans do materialize, this will be a very short coursc as a starter, and a Home Of fice expert will be the instruc tor. Oh yes, it will be free, of course. Plan Something Big At this very meeting four (Chicago 749k—P» 9) Established 1929 PAGE SEVEN Coast "Veep" Is National Leader In Campaign Race Canadians Show Signs Of Making Hay In Dominion By Michael Grasha Chairman, Camp. Comm. PITTSBURGH -Febru* ary's frigid weather set a con tinental record as the most inclement in a decade. B-r-r-r, but it was cold! America was gripped by icy blasts, moun tainous snows, and below-zero temperatures. This preamble might well sound as an apologetic build-up to a less than sat isfactory statistical resume of our second month's cam paign results. Happily, this is not the case for while the weather Turn to page 8 for Editorial, "Then and Now." man was building up a record of mean behaviour our cam paigners, fired by innate fra ternal zeal, were also Record ing spectacular achievements, elements notwithstanding. Sub-Zero Just Right As we have reported on these pages, the results for the opening month of the cur rent membership drive were nothing short of amazing. The 459 new members (306 junior 153 senior) and $374,000 new coverage gave us the best first month in a decade of campaigning. W e e o w e e s here is an even more a stounding accomplishment. Our zealots in the field brought us 523 now mem bers in the now memorable month of February. Of this number 353 are proud new junior affiliate ar.d 170 cast their lot with the adult branch. Thus, despite the less than favorable weather, our re cruiters bettered the January record by 64 members. The new insurance written amounted to $432.500, there by beating tho January total by $58,500. Just Short Of 1,000 The results for the two months thus brought us a most gratifying 982 new members. Of this total 659 are junior and 323 senior. The U. S. membership received 824 while our Canadian rosters (August Herceg P. 9) Barberton Members To Discuss Home Repairs BARBERTON, Ohio All members of CFU Lodge 254 are asked to attend the reg ular meeting which will be held Sunday. March 9, at 1:00 p.m., in the Lodge Home, 407 3rd St. and Brady Avenue. At this session we will dis cuss many important matters, i n u i n e a i s o n o u Lodge Home. Do not fail to attend.