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ip r** A. w A«3 1. I FRIDAY. good 25th For Jadran v? iv jjhhđsi Welcome Back! Iminent WE I Y°rS I "ZAJEDNIČAR" a.iid Kathenne Karal, is 17 NSh,f® Ivan Mestrovic o.,JE 1 to wat:er an(j stoP 3PireP XT. e ss High thr" an" a High Tun, to page &utI1L 1 0 structor, school. instructorjown. 8 for Editorial, Pa. In- 18 her' arrived'his the r^°° (Yugoslav P. 10) A May 28, 1958 Will Rogeri $8,740 TV Plough deep rzunklln \n\n National Home Offices CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Memorial Day Such are the emotions, the passions, of "Homo Sapiens Americana" that to this day 93 years after the Civil War between the States we still cannot agree on how to honor the memory of tho.-e who fell in all the wars wrhich were fought to keep this Nation of ours "The Land of The Fre" and The Home of The Brave." What fools we mortals be! On Friday, May 30, those of us who do care will pay tribute to the more than one million Americans who died in five ma jor wars to save our necks as a whole. U.S. War Department statistics show that 493,313 men fell during the Civil War of 1861-65 2,855 during the Spanish-Amer ican War of 1898 126,000 during the 1st World WTar of the early 1900's: 407,828 during World War II and 54,246 during the Korean War of 1950-53. And yet those who made the Supreme Sacrifice during those days in the history of the United tates did not perish without rhyme or reason, although there has never been one reason for any war into which we were forced in spite of our desire to get along with the rest of the world on 4 "live, and let live" basis. Far worse and most certainly with out rhyme or reason is the carnage on American streets and highways, deaths which put to shame the killings on any battlefield stained' with the blood of those who wore the livery of a U.S. soldier. Figures show that in a recent year there were 10,211,000 traffic accidents. These ac cidents caused no less than 38,300 deaths and 1,750.000 personal injuries at a cost of $4,500,000,000. And God only knows how many more will be killed in similar accidents this year how many more will be but another grim statistic when the Memorial Day weekend of 1958 has passed into history. So we die, on the fields of battle and the traffic lanes of America. But why on the latter? ANYTHING that has been around on fche American scene for twenty-five yean must, as they say, have it to spare. Which would fit the "Jadran" Croatian Singing Society of Aliquippa, Penna., to a cultural as its members and many friends await the 25th Anniversary Celebration Saturday, May 31. of this, one of the oldest such choral organizations on the North American Continent. Our congratulations, together with ev ery best wish for deserving success on an occasion which merits the wholehearted support of our people in Western Penna. It is extremely difficult for the av erage person to appreciate the inner work ings of a Singing Society. Very few realize the sacrifices the mem bers of a glee club must make in order to come up to the highest choral standards the almost endless hours of rehearsals which are necessary to whip up a program worthy of public patronage the many frus trations which are a part of the battle to keep alive in America the culture of our people, be it of Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian, or any other Slav background. Hence our deep respect for the "Jadran" Singing Society of Aliquippa and all other similar groups here in the United States and across the border in Canada. SINCE WORLD WAR II. American business and industry have spent some |300 billion for ne* plants and equipment. WEDNESDAY, MAY 28,1958 MAY 30. will be "Memorial Day, U.S.A." in all save 9 States of the Union: Alabama. Florida, Georgia. Kentucky, Loui siana. Mississippi. South Carolina, Tennes see and Texas. Here in the Deep South the bitter memories of the Civil War and the North em damyankees of the era are such that the people of these 9 States will commem orate their own "Confed erate Memorial Day" on June 3, which, by coinci dence or not, happens to be the birthday of Jeffer son Davis, the first and onlv President of the ill fated Confederate States of America. ENGLISH SECTION Established November 6. 1929. Published weekly B'The Croatian Fraternal Union Of America STEPHEN F. BRKICH, English Editor Kditorial Office«, 3441 Forbes Street. Pittsburgh 13, Pa. Telephone.--: Ml'seum 'i-4470 'i-4471 I nsoliritrd articlrs. manuscripts, letter*, pictures, etc. submitted t« K /.A.IKIINK AK arc forwarded at the owm r'ti risk anil THK Z\J KDNICAR expressly, denies sn responsililit for their safekeeping or return. THK ZAJtUXICAK rescr\cs the right to edit, revise or reject uy article or other matter submitted for publication. IS WITH pleasure that we note the im return to action of the once po tent Central Committee of Greater Chicago Lodges of the Croatian Fraternal Union, at one time one of the most active such groups within the Society. Why this Central Committee ceased to operate several years ago is in a way no business of ours. We are here to publicize and not criticize in time of need.. Be that as it may, we'welcome back the members of the Central Committee of Greater Chicago Lodges and wish them well when they meet Sunday, June 1, in the Cro atian Nat'l Sokol Home, 1903 So. Racine, to reorganize their ranks and adopt a pro gram of action in keeping writh the times. Just wnat it was that brought the Central Committee of Greater Chicago Lod ges out of mothballs is open to speculation from where we sit here in Pittsburgh. However and this is purely a guess on our part we would say that the CFU's hislorv-making April 26-27, 1958, Chicago Training School for Lodge and Nest Offi cials whetted the desire of many to reac tivate this Central Committee. If this is so, then these Training Schools, the second of which will be held June 7 next in Pittsburgh, are well worth the time and trouble in the long run. For once the School Instructors return to the Home Office at Pittsburgh, and re turn they must, then a Central Committee in any given area can take over and give further impetus to the lessons learned r1" ing these worthwhile classes. Or so we prefer to think. Equally as interesting to note is L. a with the return of the Central Committee of Greater Chicago Lodges the Society will shortly have two such groups operating in that sector of America. Already a going concern there are the United Croatian Fraternal Union Lodges of South Chicago headed this year by Steve Zelenika. President, John Bakovich, Vice President, Joseph Vucich, Secretary, and Frank M. orden, Treasurer. We the CFU can use them both to the advantage of the Society. And they, in turn, can count on the Zajedničar's Edi tors for what they need the most pub licity. Now, forward on all fronts! Refreshing WOULD call the attention our readers to an article on this page deal ing with Miss Lilly Vucanovic, a "foreign" student at Bassick High School, Bridgeport, Conn., and a member of Yugoslavia's 1960 Olympic Swimming Team. What this pretty 16-year-old visitor to these shores has to say about life in Amer ica is indeed refreshing. One is always re freshing when one sees fit to let the chips fall where they may. Among other things, the lives of stu dents here in America impress Miss Vuca novic as being all wrong. To her, everything appears to be: "Hur ry! Hurry! Girl meets boy, they fall in love and get married, and life is at a standstill for them." Just like that! Would our readers of high school age buy Miss Vucanovic's impression of them? Or would they choose to differ? We will be only too happy to hear from them on these pages in the future. So would Miss Vucanovic. In Passing THINK it (USA foreign policy) has become too concen trated, and that the price we pay for it is that in large areas of the world, as in the Latin-American re publics to the south of us, and in Canada to the north of us, the issues and our in terests are neglected. In other areas which are immediately vital, as in the Middle East and in continental Europe, our appreciation of events is out of date and our policies are vulnerable to the kind of surprise which the French crisis and the advent of General de Gaulle would surely bring. Walter Lippmann She Would Be ... Queen For A Day PITTSBURGH This is the third of a series of eight articles dealing with the can didates vieing for the right to rule as Queen of the An nual United CFU Lodges of ,, Western Pennsylvania "Fra-j Theresa Karal ... Babcock Blvd., Millvale. The third to enter contest was pretty Miss Theresa Karal of Am bridge. Theresa, daughter of Paul years old and has been a very popular in her community and at present is ing their sale of tickets. Olympic trials. The girls In the contest will be working towards two goals, for the runnerup will be crowned Queen of Croa tian Center Day in August. iVai Mestrovic "/o:ld Renowned Book On Sculptor Treasured By Many MONTREAL The Uni versity of Syracuse published a book under the title of "The Sculpture of Ivan Mestrovic" when I'rofessor Mestrovic, joined t.ifcir University in New i !. ALIQUIPPA, The ok contains an In-! troduction by Professor Not- absorbing reading, and 158 splendid plates (photographs) of Mestrovic's works. The book is 10" 14" bound in cloth. There should be no Ame rican of Croatian descent who does not own this book. You can proudly show it to your friends. And you can as proudly make them a pres ent of this book, which they will greatly appreciate and which will be valued as a fa mily heirloom from genera tion to generation. Youthful Olympic Star Takes Look at U.S. Hoi Poloi By Pat Schipul Bassick Hi ?h School Bridgeport, Conn. ternal Day" which is to be School student family is Lilly staged Sunday, July 27, 1958, i Vucanovic. a 16-year-old na at the Croatian Center, off tive of Yugoslavia and a member of the 1960 Yugo slavian Olympic Swimming team. OF the latest mem- Lilly is attending Bassick while visiting her aunt, Mrs. Anthony Szilagyi, 963 Laurel Avenue. Here a month, she hopes to remain almost two years, re turning in 1960 to Yugoslavia in time for Olympic practice. Less than two years ago, this attractive teenager, who practices daily, didn't have the first idea of how to approach the pool. Her interests lay in other fields of sports. Then, through her school, she became interested enough to try this sport once. She took to it like a duck „ai3 Two years from now. when her visa expires and she will return home, she will go into trailing for at lea-t a month before the fall Olympics. man L. Rice, a short biogra-: desire to perpetuate the music phy of Professor Mcstrovic. of their Croatian homeland, a small group of Croatian Ame ricans long ago considered the idea of forming a Croatian choral group here in Aliquip pa. which bv itself represents an The plan was enthusias tically received and adop ted after an earnest appeal by the late Stephen Horva tich and many others. The initiation fee assessed by the Committee was $3.00, a considerable amount in those depression days. The Charter Officers were: Stephen Horvatich, Pres. John Robash, Vice Pres. Fred Stanichak, Sec'y. Ame lia Yardich, Treas. Mary Thomas, Ivan Srbic, and Nick Plodinec, Jr., Board of Trus tees members and Frank Ma tijasic and Joseph Puskarich, Librarians. Incorporated In 1934 The Choir Director was and still is our own Michael Holo vach and the pianist There are still a few copies left and the University of Syracuse (actually the Syra cuse University Press) has Stella Graski, who approxi mately two years later be came Mrs. Holovach. them to the Croats in the first place. The price is $15.50, pos tage included. To make sure of your copy, do not procrastinate, send your order and check to: Pavle D. Ostovic Station B, P.O. Box 455 Montreal, Que.. Canada On May 21, 1933, Michael Krnevich suggested the name "Jadran" for the new group and the suggestion was unan imously accepted. The glee club was incor porated ia the Court of America Amazes Yugoslav Lass the summer of stant a Sen or at Ambridge School. This is the second con e s a n o A i e 1957 found her on a month member of Nest 36 since long tour giving swimming birth. exhibitions. Her father and brother, George, are members of Awaits 1960 Olympiad Lodge 304 and a sister. Vir- During this tour she trav ginia, is also a member Ne 36 to enter the con test this year. However. Ambridge and took second place in the team ithe surrounding area houses for which she received a such a !^rge Croatian colony trophy and certificate. From that we bel:eve both girls will ,, ,, find su '-icimt prospects dur- there the next In Belgrade, where her home is located, Lilly prac ticed in the town pool. Twenty-Five Years On The USA Cultural Scene the 'ove song and On May 11, 1933, a large group of Croatian people gathered at the building which is now Plodinec's Warehouse (Annex) and laid the groundwork of such aj choir. Here in the United States Bridgeport "Junior Post" Photo Pat Schipul, Bassick i y V u a n o v i S a I n a k i n pic tests two to three hours was the rule under the con supervision of her in- in the United States, the thing every night after Practices Seven Days Lilly maintains that she likes the long sessions much eled with a team of four girls more than when she is on her such now. chaperon. Having an instructor By the end of the summer what she misses the most. Lilly, the novice at the game. Without an instructor to she she practices daily in the new YWCA pool. She can only ibut During this time her daily' swim there six days a week, practice sessions will be so she goes to New York City time is as bad as none at lengthened from one or two once a week to practice in an hours to from six to seven.1 Olympic size pool and keep in While preparing for the Olym- shape for distance. Jadran of Aliquippa In Review Beaver County as a non profit organization in May, 1934. During the past 25 years, the history of "Jadran" was perhaps similar to that of other nationality groups. It is|veland organization has been in ex istence. Weathered Everything There have been periods when the group has been small and other times, such as in 1955, when we have had as many as 51 members. Service and the female mem bers were engaged in 'indus try. In the periods of depres sion, war, or peace, "Jad ran" has given, without fail, a concert every year. Their repertoire has al ways included songs of the Croatians and other South ern Slavs. A unique honor was con ferred on the Society when Mr. Krsto Odak composed the Miss music for the lyric which was written by a member of the group. The "Jadran Hymn" is sung by the choir at every appearance. Also added to the "Jadran" repertoire was the composi tion composed in Aliquippa on August 22, 1955, by Prof. Ru dolph Matz, a world famous cellist Mr. Mats is Associated Startling Differences When Lilly first and criticize "Refreshing." .feels she can't maintain her standard and become better. At the Olvmnic trials she was clocked at 1.2 mim'tes for 100 meters and 5.3 min utes for 400 meters. that struck her as the most different was our schools. Uniforms are not worn in public schools (she had a year black dress with a white col lar) girls can wear make-up if they choose (in Yugoslavia not even lipstick is permis sable on the school grounds) each student has a desk (in Belgrade two share each desk) discipline is not rigidly e n o e s u e n s s a n In all European countries work'ng to crpa^ity and skipping as many grades as possible is advocated. This system. Lilly feels, may get one through school— subject matter is lost. much learning in too lit- all. Grades are divided evenly with the Music Conservatory of Zagreb, Croatia. For The Good Of All During our 25 years of ex istence "Jadran" has ap peared in such cities as Cle- estimated that at least 75 Qhjcago and Chicago proper members of the choral group have inter-married while the Ohio Gary Ind go in Orchestra Hall Johns town, Pittsburgh. Detroit, Mich. and Wetland, Ont., Canada. We have made many friends wherever we have gone and we have given the town of Aliquippa a great deal of free publicity. The history of "Jadran" is an unselfish record of service to the group, community, church, state and nation. Our membership reached its highest peak in 1938 when we numbered 56 members and its lowest peak during World War II, when most of the male members were in the its officers, director, and Through its past presi dents, both living and dead, members, the Croatian Sing ing Society "Jadran" has re- Horsing ff Around With The Editor The entire Bible has now been published in 210 lan guages and dialects. But there still exist some 1,000 languages and dialects which have no written form and in which not even a sin gle book of the Bible is a vailable. Will On Politics 1 am not a member of aqy, organized political party. I, am a Democrat. i $$ Ups and Downs A Missouri power com pany paid in 1921 for the erection of a smokestack. Only recently it shelled out $13,470 to have the same stack torn down. The Gospel Truth A vacation is that period when a man stops doing what boss wants and does what his wife wants. Bill Hayes But Few Are Chosen A Chicago ad agency last gave away more than $5,000,000 in prizes for about 300 contests it handled for various business houses:. More than 50 millioi en tries were processed during these contests. ,i Going To The Dogsi At the present rate, 10,105,000,000 a n kfurters will be consumed this year in when speaking or being the United States for per spoken to in Yugoslavia) capita consumption of 60.1. and here grades are not skip ped with regularity. Real Palsy Wilsy A friend is not a feller Who is taken in by sham, A friend is cue who knows our faults, And doesn't give a damn! J. P. HcEvoy Changing Times i Only one out «f ev»ry 20 persons paralyzed by polio now dies. Twenty years ago the death rate in such cases was one of five. Truly Great Maji Since its completion and dedication in 1922, mote than 50 million visitors have paid homage before the statue of the Great Emancipator ii the Lincoln Memorial, Wa^iijp* ton. Ain't It The Truth Husband: A domes ticated animal capable of be ing skinned more than once. Changing Times Information Dep't The rear-view automobile mirror was invented in 1911 by an Indianapolis Speedway driver named Ray Harroun. But Not For Us Water skiing is the fast est growing summer pasting in the United States. ,r. World's Biggest The Standard Oil Co. ttf New Jersey is the world's largest oil company. It has 160,000 employees and a gross of 7% billion. Of Earl's Pearls Television will never re place the newspapers. Who ever heard of swatting a fly mamed loyal to the great^^ith a tee-vee set? ideals for which it was found- Earl Wilson ed. Fear Not The Future It deserves well of all who have benefitted from its ser vices. May the benign cultural Influences it has exercised these past 25 years in' ac cordance with its magnifi cent slogan "Work and sing, these shall lead you to freedom and culture," con tinue to point the way lor the future. May God and Truth remind us all on this Silver Anniver Famous Last Words Breathes there a man with soul so dead who hasn't looked over his shoulder and said (complete rest to suit taste). sary of "Jadran" that they Ufhllc 5lu.GG6XL are the only safe and sure-, watchwords of any great peo pie and the surest guarantee! for self-preservation.