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1 -v 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. 10. 11. 12. da** E N I S S E I O N PACE 9 "Wife mWW Dobro nam dosli! v \n\n Evelyn Cekorich, Cokeburg, First To Enter Race Which Will End On July 27 Lodge 354 Member Has Long Been Active In Area Fraternal And Cultural Circles PITTSBURGH Miss Ev elyn Cekorich, lovely young member of Cokeburg CFCJ Lodge 354, has announced her candidacy in the Popu larity Queen Contest, which will fake place at the United CFU Lodges of Western Penn sylvania Fraternal Day Cele bration on Sunday, July 37, at the Croatian Center. A daughter of Stella and Nikola Cekorich, long mem bers of the CFU, Evelyn was born on February 19, |940. A graduate of Ellsworth High School she participated in many activities such as the Girls' Chorus and Ensem ble, the Future Homemakers of America, and the School Varsity Club. She was also a Majorette and a reporter for her school Newspaper, The Echo. Evelyn is also a member of the St. Joseph R. C. Church Choir in Cokeburg and par ticipates in all other church functions. The Croatian Fraternal Un ion has been a part of her life since birth, when she was enrolled in Nest 122. She transferred to Lodge i they will show their appreci 364 May 1, 1956, at the age ation for her interest and ef of 16, and immediately ac-1 forts by selling tickets and cepted the position of Lodge doing all they can to help her Recording Secretary. [become Queen of Fraternal She is still capably hold- iDay. Carolyn Mrowca, Uniontown, Eighth Candidate For Fraternal Day Laurels North Union High School Sophomore Is Active In Scholastic And Church Areas PITTSBURGH C. F. U. Nest 32 in Uniontown have announced that their repre sentative in the Fraternal Day Queen Contest will be pretty, blonde Miss Carolyn Ann Mrowca. She is the eighth candidate to enter the race which will end with the coronation of the winner on Sunday, July 27 during the United West Penn CFU Lodges Annual Frater nal Day Celebration at the Croatian Center. The daughter of Francis Mid Carolyn Mrowca, Car olyn Is 16 years old. Her parents are active mem bers of CFU Lodge 72 and she and her brother, Fran cis, Jr., and sister, Agnes, have been affiliated with Nest 32, since birth. She is a Sophomore at No. Union High School, where for extra-curricular activity she participates in cheer leading. Governor of Wisconsin Is Scheduled To Deliver Talk During Afternoon Program WEST ALUS, Wis. Our 24th Annual Croatian Day Celebration will be held Sun day, July 27, at our new, spa i o u s American Croatian Park, 9135 So. 76th St. This will be the first time for our celebration to be held at the new picnic site and we invite all to come out and look the place over. A very entertaining pro gram will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the playing of the Amer ican and Croatian National Anthems by the Cardinal Ste pinac Tamburitza Orchestra. Next will come our hon ored guest speakers, inclu ding the address by our Governor of Wisconsin. The Junior Dance Gr&up, which is' under the supervision of the Croatian Ladies Branch 3 and directed by Jo- Our lovely young candidate is also a member of St. Ma ry's R.C. Church, the Young Ladies Sodality,.and the Slo vak Catholic Sokol of St. Ma ry's Church. The members of Lodge 72, Nest 32 and the Mothers Club are all out to help Carolyn as much as possible and wish her the very best of luck. Huge Crowd Expected In West Allis Sunday For 24th Annual Croatian Day further entertainment on the lighter side and the Villa Boys Orchestra of West Allis and Petek Orchestra of Milwau kee will furnish music for dancing. We are confident that there will be ample refresh ments for all who attend, as 100 lambs have been ordered for barbecuing purposes, and all sorts of hard and soft re freshments will be prepared. Our many friends of Mil waukee, West Allis, Racine, Kenosha, Waukegan, She boygan, etc., are very cor dially invited to join us for our annual gala event. For the benefit of those who do not have transporta tion, we will have two busses running between So. 70 and Greenfield Avenue and the Branch 3 and directed by Jo- Park, from 12:00 Noon until "P"1 -L°urna- JULY 23, 1958 ing that position, in addi tion to serving as the re cording secretary and lead girl dancer in the Coke burg Kolo Group. Evelyn's early interest in our fraternal world has been somewhat influenced, we be lieve, by the fact that her father has served in one offi cial capacity or another every year since he joined Lodge 354 on June 16, 1918. The members of Lodge 354 may justly be proud of their young officer and sister mem ber. We are confident that Carol Ann Haider Seeks F.D. Crown Etna Lodge 4 Set For Spirited Race PITTSBURGH Miss Ca rol Ann Haider, charming young member of Etna CFU Lodge 4 is looking forward to the Popularity Queen Con test which will take place at Croatian Center on Sunday, United CFU Lodges of West ern Pennsylvania. Carol was born August 30, 1937, and is the daughter of Anthony and Frances Haider. She also has a sister in Lodge 4, and a sister and brother who are still affiliated with Nest 21. A graduate of St. Ma ry's High School in Sharps burg, 1955, she is now em ployed at the Mellon Na tional Bank and Trust Co., Mellon Square, Pittsburgh. Eight "Miss CFUIX" Contestants Await July 27th Verdict PROGRAM FOR 18th "C.F.U. DAY" AT CROATIAN CENTER SUNDAY AFTERNOON, JULY 27, 1958 CROATIAN CENTER, OFF BABCOCK BLVD., MILL VALE, PENNA. 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time N E W E N E S A E National Anthems "Jadran" Singing Society Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Invocation Rev. Marian Sorich, Pastor St. Nicholas Croatian R. C. Church, N. S. Pittsburgh Opening Remarks Joseph Rukavina, Chairman Western Pennsylvania United Lodges Committee Master of Ceremonies Stephen F. Brkich Selections "Jadran" Singing Society Address Hon. Thomas R. Balaban 1st Deputy Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania Selections Pittsburgh Junior Tamburitzans Address Hon. David L. Lawrence Mayor, City of Pittsburgh Coronation "Miss CFU IX" Mayor David L. Lawrence THROUGHOUT THE EVENING Dancing to the music of the Balkan Serenaders Tamburitza Orchestra The Queen will be crowned July 27, during the Fraternal during the Annual Fraternal Day Celebration, which is sponsored annually by the Day Celebration which wilt be sponsored by the United CFU Lodges of Western Pennsyl vania on Sunday, July 27, at the Croatian Center. Patricia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lukich, who reside at 5115 Library Road, Bethel Park, Pa. She was born on December 9, 1942, and is a Sophomore at Bethel High School. Her hobbies include roller skating, music and dancing and her greatest ambition for the future is to become a pri vate secretary. Patricia's parents are mem bers of CFU Lodge 1 and her four brothers and two sisters have been affiliated with Carol has been a member of the "Javor" Singing Soci-j Sunday, July 27, is pretty ety for 3 years and is pres- Miss Theresa Karal of Am ently serving as its secretary. I bridge. In addition, she assists in teaching the Etna Junior Kolo Group and is an active work er for the teen-age dances and junior bowlers. The members of Lodge 4 will be showing their appre ciation for her interest and efforts by selling tickets and doing all they can to help her become Fraternal Day Queen. Looking Ahead Youngstown, Ohio, Lodge 109 will play host in May of 1959 to the CFU's 25th An nual Nat'l Tenpin Tourna- Beaver County Nest 36 Members Cheer For Both To Come Into Own July 27th PITTSBURGH Third to announce her candidacy in the United CFU Lodges of Western Pennsylvania Popu larity Queen Contest, which will take place at the Croa tian Center on Fraternal Day, Thereof, a daughter of Paul and Katherine Karal, is 17 years old and lias been a member of Nest 36 since birth. Her father and brother, George, are members o Lodge 304 and a sister, Vir ginia, is also a member of Nest 36. This is the second contes tant from Ambridge Nest 36 to enter the contest this year. However, Ambridge and the surrounding area hou ses such a large Croatian colony that we believe both (iris will find sufficient English Editor, The Zajedničar John Gregurich, Director Assisted by Miss Frances Matiaca, "Miss CFU VIII" Address Bernard M. Luketich, Sec'y. United 4-County CFU Lodges Committee Selections Pittsburgh Junior Tamburitzans God Bless America Audience Patricia Lukich Seventh Area Entry In July 27th Frat Day Queen Contest Junior Nest 111 Member Determined To Give Opponents Hectic Run For Laurels PITTSBURGH The sev enth candidate to enter the district Popularity Queen Contest is lovely Miss Patri cia Lukich, & member of CFU Nest 111. Nest 111 since birth. Agnes and Tom Lukich, her grandparents, are also long members of CFU Lodge 1. Bro. Tom Lukich was formerly President of Lodge 1 and a Delegate to the 8th CFU Convention held in California in 1951. He is presently serving as Vice President of Lodge 1. Editorial Staff Theresa Karal Second From Ambridge To Enter Frat Day "Miss CFU" Chase prospects during their sale of contest tickets. The girls in the contest will be working towards two goals, for the runnerup will be crowned queen oi Croatian Center Day. CHARITABLE FUNDAMENTAL SI UNDERSTANDING Doris Srsic Has Hopes Of Victory Mayor David L. Lawrence To Cro'vn "Miss CFU IX' (Continued From Page 7) Mayor Lawrence will do the crowning honors assisted by Miss Frances Matiaca of N.S. Pittsburgh Lodge 1, "Miss CFU VIII" of 1957. Eight young ladies a record number have been selling car award tickets for months in personal drives to emerge as "Miss CFU IX" on Sunday, July 27. They are Evelyn Ceko rich, Cokeburg Antoinette Johnavitz and Theresa Ka ral, both of Ambridge Ca rol Ann Haider, Etna Do ris Srsic and Patricia Lu kich, both of N. S. Pitts burgh Carol Ann Mrowca, Uniontown and Mary Do bos, Trafford. The July 27 contest run nerup will automatically qual ify as "Miss Croatian Center" and preside over the Annual Croatian Center fete to be held in August. (Note: Sketches, photos Miss CFU IX Is Title She Seeks PITTSBURGH The first entrant from the Greater Pittsburgh Area to announce her candidacy in the United West Penn CFU Lodges Fra ternal Day Popularity Queen Contest, which will be staged on July 27, 1958, is pixie-like Miss Doris Srsic, member of CFU Nest 516. She was one of twins born to John and the late Ann Srsic on June 6, 1942, and both she and her bro ther, Paul, have been affi liated with CFU Nest 516 since birth. At present Doris is a Soph omore and honor student at Holy Ghost Academy in West View, Pa. Very active in extra-curri cular activities, she is a mem ber of the Fatima Club, Mis sion Club, Library Club and Junior Red Cross Club. She is also a member of St. Nicholas R. C. Church, N. S., and its Sodality. A Talented Dancer Doris' activities outside of school include membership in the Pittsburgh Junior Tam buritzans, under the direction of John Gregurich. Having proved herself very Stage Set For 18th Annual "CFU Day" At Croatian Center •. Frances Matiaca .. of "Miss CFU IX" contestants may be found on page 9 of this issue.) Following the coronation will come the last speaker of the afternoon, bro. Bernard M. Luketich, Secretary of the CFU's United 4-County Lod ges Committee (Fayette, Greene, Washington and 17-Year-Old High School Senior Out To Triumph PITTSBURGH Looking forward to the United CFU Lodges of Western Pennsyl vania Fraternal Day Queen Contest is charming Miss An toinette Johnavitz, member of Ambridge Nest 36, who has announced her intentions to vie for the honors. The Fraternal Day Celebra tion will this year take place at the Croatian Center on July 27. 1958. Antoinette Johnavitz Ambridge Entry In U.W.P.L. Race Antoinette is 17 years of age and is the daughter of Charles and Gertrude Joh navitz. She is a Senior at Ambridge High School and is attending the Pittsburgh .. Antoinette Johnavitz Westmoreland Counties). Rounding out the program will be selections by the Pitta burgh Junior Tamburitzans and the drawing of the win ning tickets on the United Lodges' 1958 awards. A Great Gathering On hand to entertain and furnish the post-program mu sic for dancing will be the Balkan Serenaders Tamburit za Orchestra of East Pitts burgh, Pa. The food and refresh ments stands will be well manned to take care of all who desire service after the program. In short, nothing has been left undone to make the Wes tern Pennsylvania United Lodges' 18th Annual "CFtJ Day" the most colorful and enjoyable such gathering fa the long history of these un dertakings. Comptometer School. Her father is a member of "St. Nicholas" CFU Lodge 304 and her brother and sis ter are affiliated with Nest 36. Ambridge is an old CFU colony and we are confident that our members there will cooperate with the relatives and friends in helping their contestant reach her goal. Remember that you are actually working toward one of two honors, for the girl placing second in the race will reign as Queen of Cro atian Center Day, which will be staged in August. Mary Dobos In Last Minute Drive To Bring "Hiss CFU" Tiara To Trafford Community Has Long Been Denied Honor Of Being Home Of Queen Of Frat Fiesta PITTSBURGH Miss Ma ry Dobos, charming daughter of Steve and Helen Dobos, Trafford, Pa., is the latest to enter the Popularity Queen Contest being sponsored by the Croatian Fraternal Uni on's United Lodges of West ern Pennsylvania. The Queen is to be crowned Sunday, July 27, 1958, during the observance at the Croatian Center, Mill vale, of the United Lodges' Annual "Fraternal Day." Speaking on the occasion will be the Hon. David L. Lawrence, nationally known Mayor of the City of Pitts burgh and Democratic candi date in the May 20 primary election for the next Gover nor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Nest 203 Secretary Miss Dobos, who will cele brate her 15th birthday in July, has been a member of the Society's Trafford Junior Order Nest 203 since 1948. She served as the Nest's Secretary during 1957 in a very able manner and made many friends during her ten- versatile, she sings, dances and plays first prim with the group. Prior to the organization of the above-mentioned group, she, together with a group of kolo dancers of the North Side, was taught by Dick Cram, Choreographer for the Duquesne University Tambur itzans. Upon graduation from high school, Doris plans to go on to Secretarial School. We take this opportunity to commend Miss Srsic on her decision to vie for the Queen honors. Editorial Sta# ure in office. Extremely popular i n community circles, she is a freshman at Traft'ord High School and participates in the Chorus and School Band. She is also an active mem ber of the Trafford Junior Tamburitzans and a former member of the Trafford Kolo Group. Her kolo interests are now in a different locale, or in the field of far more graduated teaching and dance routines. Members Behind Her Miss Dobos is the third member of Nest 203 to aspire for the honor of reigning as Queen during an annual ob servance of "Fraternal Day." With the support of ev ery member of Lodge 541, with which her brother and uncle are affiliated, she "can go all the way" this time and bring to Trafford an honor which has eluded it all too long. That her fellow Nest 303 members and those of Lodge 541 wish her luck is a fort gone conclusion. May she h* in all her glory Sunday, July 27th!