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ONE Math Kovac: OUR v Enter "Balkan" 0 IdlUrltl Office*. M4I Porbes Street, PtMsbargfe LB, H. Telephones: ML'seam 2-4470 2-4471 I naolicilpd artlrlr*. rainstr rlptt. letter*, plettrrt. etc., Ihis "ZAJEDNIČAR" THE Marie Sekel, See'y. will not loui V were 1 (Girl Scouts—P. 1Q| -j- c/c 4: John Doe-o-vich *1 \n\n National Home Offices CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Life Begins ... OF the early, more pleasant sur prises of the Society's current Mem bership Campaign has been the outstanding work field of bro. Math Kovacevich. Los foremost Field Worker for the first two months of its 1958-59 Campaign. His closest competitor during that highly profitable stretch of campaigning in the United States. Canada and Alaska was bro. August Herceg, Schumacher. Ont., Lodge 930. who was credited with a highly commendable 157 Points. And that's about the only thing they have in common—recruiting zeal. For bro. Kovacevich celebrated his 71st birthday Feb. 12 last and bro. Herceg won't be 37 until Sept. 17. 1958. Quite a difference in years. But not one whit in fraternal ardor. We have yet to make the acquaint ance of bro. Herceg, who seems to be fol lowing the old tradition of keeping Schu macher in the Society's recruiting orbit. Bro. Kovacevich. on the other hand, is a good friend of long standing. We cannot recall a Membership Cam paign 3ince our arrival on the CFU's Capitol Hill scene back in 1940 which did not have the suppćrt of the present 3rd Vice Presi dent of the Society. Nor can we forget his recruiting accom plishments during 1953. the year bro. Ko vacevich's Lodge 177 celebrated its 60th Anniversary of affiliation with the Croa tian Fraternal Union. His 1953 record:—326 Points. His reward:—An engraved CFU Pen and Pencil Set for having finished 17th among the more than 1.000 Field Workers who participated in the Campaign of that year. Now he is back in the saddle again. Our congratulations and best wishes for continued success in the future to him and his recruiting counterpart in Schumacher. They should make good "copy" for the duration of this Campaign. Whiting Story THREE Lodges in Waiting, Indi ana. are an excellent collective ex ample of what a CFU center should do when the first signs of passiveness set in. Take the bull by the horns! Appalled by the steady decline in recent years of local Lodge social activity and the apparent lessening of the spirit of frater r.alism and enthusiasm among the member ship, a representative group of Whiting Ledges 57 and 805 members sat down not so long ago to take stock of themselves and their fellow frateriialists. Instead of throwing in the proverbial sponge—instead of blaming others for the plight of all—these members decided that a Joint Picnic on Juh' 13, 1958, should be the first order of business in a drive to rea-.vaken communit} -wide interest in the Croatian Fraternal Union. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1958 Angeles. 3rd Vice-Presi dent of the Croatian Fra ternal Union. An "oldster" who re fuses to sit on the side lines and watch the world go by—something he could have done long ago—bro. Kovacevich as tounded himself and his many friends by amass ing 181 Points during January and February to emerge as the Society's Which may well be what the doctor ordered in cases of similar stripe. Interesting to note here is that the men of Whiting Lodges 57 and 805 took the first step in this direction. Which is an example of chivalry in this Space Age, for the majority of the members of Waiting's other Lodge (No. 95) happen to be on the fair sex side of life. But it will still be a united front. The members of all three Lodges will share and share alike in the end. As they will learn when the next meet ing of the group is held Tuesday, March 18, in Whiting's Community Center. Here is a movement we are going to watch with more than passing interest in these times when so many fraternal or ganizations are suffering front inagtive-itin. ENGLISH SECTION Established November s, 19:9. Published weekly By The Croatian Fraternal Dnion Of America STEPHEN F. BRKICH. English Editor abmltled t* THE 7 A JED NIC AB «re fer»rdrd at tke »KDcr'i rtek and THK ZAJEIJMCAR »pr»Ml ieilH ttn reBpon«ibilitT for their lafekeepiac or retmra. TUB ZAJEDNITAB reierTM the rifkt to edit, er(M or reject •ny article or other matter nbmltM for pablleatiea. "E" For Effort ALTHOUGH IT was well publicized far in advapce of its running dates, the Society's 15th Annual Basketball Tourna ment won't attract any more than 13 adult and juvenile teams to Youngstown. Ohio, this weekend of March 15-16. The official schedule of play shows 7 Lodge and 6 Nest quints in the fold —hardly something to shout about from the roof tops, but a passing grade when it is remembered that the hardwood sport has never been much of a drawing attrac tion within the "bowling minded" limits of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Basketball teams are a costly enter prise, and it takes a well heeled Lodge or Nest to keep them in business throughout the long, often drawn out, season which brings the better ones to tourney time and a payoff in trophies, etc. If nothing else, this year's cage clas sic will be a cozy affair involving teams from but two areas, the State of Ohio and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ohio has entered 4 combinations, Penn sylvania 9 bidders for the division cham pionships. Two Lodge and as many Nest teams will speak for the Buckeye State. Representing the Keystone State will be 5 Lodge and 4 Nest crews. Save for a lone Nest entry from Cleve land, it will be 3 Youngstown teams against the field Saturday and Sunday, March 15 16. for the championships and accolades. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, will have teams from Conway, Farrell, Etna, Monessen. Johnstown and Steelton on deck for the two-day showdown in the spacious Ursuline Catholic High School Gymnasium at 750 Wick Ave.. Youngstown. No, it won't be the biggest such hard wood tryst in the Society's books. But the battles for the divisional crowns will be fought as hard as if the outcome meant the basketball supremacy of the Olympics, the N. I. T., or what have you. OST OF US take it for granted that we are living in a sophisticated day and age and let life go at that. Nothing bothers us. We take everything in stride. Talks of summit meetings, satel lites orbiting around the earth, television's impact on the average household, murders, loose morals, etc., leave most of us twid dling our thumbs. There is nothing new under the sun. So look blase, feel blase, be blase. But there is something new under the sun in our own cultural circles. It's the only recently organized "Bal kan" Singing Society of Cleveland, Ohio, a group of 28 men and women who feel that there is still plenty of room in this world for the propagation of a faith known only to followers of the choral arts. We welcome this new glee club to the Society's scene and congratulate its mem bers on taking a step which amounts to courage personified in these "crazy times." No, choral music doesn't send us. We can take it—or leave it. But that doesn't eliminate us from ad miring those who are willing to sacrifice time and money to promote such singing. Again, congratulations. In Passing Jimmy Hoffa and alleged co-con spirators actually did a e e o n e s o teamster officials and employees in the De troit headquarters of the union, there seems to be no question of their guilt under the controlling federal law. At the same time, if they did what they're accused of doing, their crimes would appear little more heinous than the everyday practices of thousands of respected businessmen. It is not to excuse Hoffa to point out that the use of wiretaps and "bugs"—electronic eavesdropping devices—is rapidly growing in the business world. =1— -—Beaver Falls, Pa* rtewsrlribuog Audry Suhayda Is Studying Nursing Father Member Of Print Shop Staff PITTSBURGH Pictured is Miss Audry Suhayda, a recent transferee to "Pitpa" CFU Lodge 706 from its Nest 516. Born on October 23, 1939, in Swiss vale, Pa., Audry is the daughter of John and Mary Suhayda. both members of Lodge 706. A u y S u a y a Bro. Suhayda has been employed as a linotype operator in the CFU Print Shop for many years. Audry attended a e school at St. Anselm in Swiss vale and graduated from Sa cred Heart High School in Pittsburgh with the class of '56. She is now attending Du quesne University, where she is studying Nursing. We take this opportunity to welcome Audry into our Pitpa ranks and wish her every suc cess in her studies and future career. This may not seem like a large item for the individ ual, but when you consider a Society like ours with a large volume of mail, which had postal expenses in 1957 in the amount of $4,841.10, then it becomes an item well woFth th'nking about. Which brings me to the point as to why the above in formation is necessary. A great deal of our corres jpondence results from the I fact that the Home Office I must return forms and appli cations back to the lodge sec retary because they were not filled out properly, or all the questions were not answered and in many cases are not signed by the member or the proper lodge officials. For this reason, I strong ly appeal to our lodge sec retaries to carefully cheek all forms and applications to make certain that they are filled out properly and signed by all proper per sons. By doing so, you Cost During 1957 Was Almost $5,000 PITTSBURGH From all indications, it appears almost certain that the U.S. Congress will raise the present postal rates from 3 cents to 4 cents for local mail and 5 cents for out of town mail. He Hobnobs With Prince and Peasant Alike IX This is the autobiography of Zlatko Balokovic, international ly famed violinist, a man uni versal by cholcc as well ns by chance, and a member nf Lodge $26 of thz Croatian Fraternal Union of America. DEEP love felt by the Americans of Yugoslav descent, as well as the admir ation and respect of the Ame rican people, for the heroic Yugoslavs enabled the Amer ican Committee for Yugoslav Relief to conduct throughout America one campaign after another. The direct and indirect effect of this was that help of the most varied kind was given in terms of millions of dollars. I was often deeply im pressed and touched by the spontaneous goodness, great heartedness and generosity of our people. At a banquet in Detroit, a collection was made in aid of the Committee for Yugoslav Relief, at which a coal miner rose and said: "I have saved $1,180 and I am giving it all to help the Yugoslavs, because 1 have a pair of strong hands and a roof over my head, while in Yugoslavia there- are hun dreds of thousands of those who suffer and have lost ev erything." From Suits to Jeeps Help came from all, and often unexpected, sides. e A e n i a n s a o n whom there are many second hand clothes merchants, as sisted our Committee by sell ing us men's suits in very good condition for a mere $3 We are happy to report I that we did successfully or-' ganize a new singing group under the name "Balkan" and I have been rehearsing for sev eral weeks now. i Practice sessions take place at the Croatian Home, 6314 St. Clair Ave., every i Monday night at 8:00 p.m. At present there are 28 members in this new chorus and we will be glad to accept any and all of you, young or, old, who wish to join us in happy songs. The following officers were elected at our first meeting: only help to keep our postal expenses reasonably low, but will save yourself and the Home Office much valuable time by eliminating unneces sary correspondence. Joseph Bella gup. Secretary Los Angeles Choir Is Staofng Spring Agenda LOS ANGELES The Croatian Chorus "Slavulj" wishes to announce that a special Mother's Day Dinner Dance will be held on May 11, 1958, at 4:00 p.m., in the Polish Hall, Crenshaw, Los The Zlatko Balokovic Story America Cheers Heroic Yugoslavs A Miracle Come To Pass In This Day and Agfl CLEVELAND, Ohio Not too long ago an article ap peared in the Zajedničar about the proposed organiza tion of a new local singing group. New Croatian Singing Society Organized In Cleveland Juliette Low's Contribution To Americana in 1912, no one would have thought to ask teen agers what they wanted or how they felt about the world they lived in. But fortunately for Ame rican girls there was a wo man, Juliette Low, in Savan nah, Ga., who was perceptive enough to borrow an idea al ready tested in England and adapt it to the American pattern of life. The movement that was flourishing in England un der the name "Girl Guides" became, in this country, a group of 12 Savannah girls who called themselves "Girl Scouts" in tribute to the scouts who helped to build our nation in pioneer days. Forty-six years ago, when Girl Scouting started in the United States, a girl had to be really "a van garde" to join a Girl Scout troop. Ifi thofig girls lived Andrew Ovchar heads the Drama Committee and our teacher is Vladimir Malekar, assisted by Reggie Resnick jat the piano. We have many exciting 1912- U. S. Girl Scouts- I958 BACK under fairly sheltered condi tions, and to belong to an organization that sponsored outdoor sports, camping, pa rades and realistic first-aid training was considered dar ing indeed. By today's standards, their Girl Scout uniforms look bag gy, but in the years preceding World War I, they NKLSOiV ROCKEFELLER, center, and Zb.ikn BrJckc. k, rf'-i, looking over of th? clothing collected by the Asnercan Committee for ur oslav Relief and sent to Yugoslavia dur ing the late stages of World War II. Mr. RockeTeller's ad*n"ra tion for the heroic peoples of Yugoslavia krsew no bounds durf ing their struggle against the merciless invaders. each. Dozen« of Jeeps were bought at enormous reduc tions so that the quickest possible help could be sent to the most remote and most damaged parts of Yugoslavia. American doc tors collected among them selves an enormous quanti ty of medical and surgical supplies. A separate Committee of Hollywood stars organized e n e a i n e n s a w i world famous artists made speeches about the miracles achieved by the Yugoslav Partisans and the importance of their struggle to the allied cause and the whole freedom Pete Malenich, Pres. Helen Kleps, Vice Pres. Jimmy Ku cinich, Treas. and Maria Procer, Sec'y. On our Board of Trustees we have Steve Shim its, Al Lucich, John Brr.tovich, and Milka Marovich. As Entertainment a i rman and Co-Chairman we chose Kay Kalich and Julia No vak, respectively. I Andy Ovchar and Joe Kor die are in charge of the Corn mittee on Music Techniques, I with Mitzi Turkal assisting as helper with the archives of music. loving world. One of the best known American radio commenta tors announced over an en ure network, which carnea his program, that he was sending $5,000 to the Amer ican Committe for Yugoslav Relief as one more expression of his and the American peo ple's sympathy for the heroic people of Yugoslavia. Post-War Concerts A year after the end of World War II I saw the ne cessity to visit Yugoslavia so that, on the basis of person al experience gained on the spot, and through conversa (Life Story—P. 10) events to look forward to this year. First of these is our com edy and concert, which will take place at the Croatian Home on May 4. The second is our picnic, to be held at the Croatian Home on June 1. Third will be our picnic of August 24, and fourth is onir concert on November 2. We hope all other organiza tions will take note of this schedule and help us by re fraining from having conflict ing events. Desire More Singers Of course, the above is not all we will do, for we have al ready been invited to sing in another state and are work ing on that now. Also, many (New Choir—P. 10) Girl Scout alumnae in elude Debbie Reynolds, e 11 e Davis, Margaret Bourke White and Rise Stevens. At the present time, there are 3 million Girl Scouts in the United States and in far flung overseas posts, from Iceland to Arabia, where fa milies of American business and military men are sta tioned. Many Uniform Changftt thought to be quite stylish. Twelve In First Unit The twelve girls who made up the first Girl Scout troop were daughters of neighbors and friends of Mrs. Low. Almost immediately inter est in the new movement spread to other parts of the country and more and. more girls began "joining up." In the nearly half century since its founding, more than 13 million American girls and women have been members of the Girl Scout organization in tfig United Statgft A member of one Of the first Girl Scout troops, Mrs. Edward S. Elliott of Savan nah, recalls that "the first uniforms of the Girl Scouts were made of dark blue denim or duck, middie blouse and skirt with a light blue sateen tie." Another of the pioneer Girl Scouts, Mrs. W. K. Dud ley of Suwanee, Tenn., de scribes the camp uniform as March 12, 1958 Bor Around With The Editor -J Ever wonder why pota toes are commonly referred to as "spuds?" Answer: "Spuds" Is the abbreviation of the Society for The Prevention of Un wholesome Diets" whioii was formed by Englishmen in protesting the introduction of potatoes into the British diet by early American colonist3. Faofc Get Away D.indng is the art of get- ting your feet out of the way faster than your partner can i step on them. i Let 'E n Eat Cake However plentiful silver dollar- v not be distributed gifts among the people. Pres. Graver Cleveland yr Live a^d Learn "Eleventh hour," "By the skin of my teeth," and "See how the land lies," are all of Biblical origin. Innocents Abroad She: What's the dif ference' between the European plan and the American plan in hotels He: The American plan is where the hotel starves you and the European plan is where you starve yourself. •k Humane Order Th»» Nat'l Society -ittr Crippled Children and Adults is a nationwide organization with 1,655 Easter Seal affili ates in all 48 States, the Dis trict of Columbia, and the Territories of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. -,v We Doff Our Hat Organized in March of 1854 at St. Louis. Mo., the Czechoslovak Society of Am erica is the oldest fraternal benefit society in the United States. Unanswered Ques. Credi' Pres. Theodore Roosevelt 'with coining the phrase "Good to the last drop!" And countless others with since asking "What's wrong with the last drop?" Relatively New Gas was first discovered in Arkansas at Fort Smith back in early 1887. Operatic Canal Verdi's ageless opera "Aida" was commissioned for use as part of the festivities celebrating the opening Nov. 17, 1869, of the Suez Canal. Lest We Forget Leningrad was nrfder siege by the Germans for 17 months in World War II. The Poor of Paree "Arter me the deluge" was a phrase made famous by Madame De Pompadour and used by Louis XV to ex^ press indifference to the wel fare of the people of?#1ranee. Wrong Cheaters Optometrists claim that 10 of those who wear glasses aren't aware of the, fact that their nose pieces? are actually harming their sight. This Crazy Sphere Three-fourths of the earth's surface is under wa ter, and most of the rest of it is all wet. In Passing The teacher played the "Star Spangled Banner" and asked her first grade pupils to identify it. "That's easy," shouted a youngster from a back seat. "It's what they play every Friday on T-V just before th#" fights."