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Biloxi's A J. *, Slavonian Association, and I II o(s 'ZAJEDNIČAR" P. O. P. Joseph Frankovic, Sec'y. is, Hick Cedi August 6, 1958 on h~. jL Stanko SpeiuutySec'y. \n\n Biloxi's Newly Crowned Shrimp King Came To America From Island of Brač Steve M. Sekul Is Grateful To Nation Which Gave Him Opportunity To Succeed (Continued From Page 8) Captain Fountain and Miss Rcgina Meadows, reigning festival monarchs. relinquish ed their titles on this partic ular evening. Prior to the cor onation ball, given by the Sla v o n i a n o a n i z a i o n e e was a shrimp and seafood supper. On the next day, Sunday, June 8. the annual pageant of several hundred boats took Mr. Sekul, who is nearing his 78th year, engaged in farming and fishing on the island of Brač when a youth. He was well adapted to the use of the universal fishing net before sailing across the Atlantic for the New World. In 1902 he was a member of the crew of the "Ola D" utilizing long seines to catch For more than half a century the waters south and southwest of Biloxi have been Steve M. Sekul's "work yard." As years passed Fisherman Sekul advanced himself and became captain of the "Ola D" and later the "Beulah D" and ultimately he skippered King Rules His Realm The business is pretty much a family affair yet, with a brother, Peter Sekul, serv ing as foreman for general operations and unloading of seafood cargos. A grandson, Nick Cerenich, is plant super visor. The over-all supervisor is King Steve himself. ANCHORAGE, Alaska Miss Alice Rose Schwulst, formerly of Milwaukee, Wis., became the bride of Louis Vukmir, Anchorage business man, Wednesday, July 9, 1958, in a ceremony perform1 ed at the bridegroom's home, 728—6th Avenue. More than 150 relatives and friends of the bridal Couple witnessed the wedding, at which the Rev. Joseph Franz officiated. The ceremony took place in front of the fircplacc, with baskets of red and white car nations decorating the man tle over the hearth. For her wedding, the bride chose a ballerina-length gown of white organdy over silk ny lon and net. It was fashioned with a square neckline and tucked bodice, with ribbons around the bodice ending in tiny bows down the back of the dress. She wore fingertip nylon gloves, and a blue headpiece of net held her short illusion veil. She carried a bouquet of blue carnations and white ba by lilies. Mrs. Fred Frigone was the bride's only attendant. She chose a gown of light blue ny lon, similar in style to the bri dal gown, but with white flowers embroidered around the hemline. She carried a bouquet of red rosebud«. Wisconsin To Alaska Best man was Fred Fri gone. The new king married a Dalmatian girl named Ele na Trebotich. The union has been blessed with six chil dren, 'J1 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. The family includes both professional and business citizens, all of Biloxi except one. The children are Mrs. Ale na Cerenich, John Sekul. Mrs. place in the early afternoon Andrew Gilich, Mrs. Vetsie with the newly chosen king and queen reigning. The Rev. Herbert J. Mullin blessed the fishing craft. Still Going Strong a i s o s e i n e Schaaf, and Mrs. Clare Hornsby. Mrs. Schaaf and her husband, William, are in the seafood business in Galveston, Texas. This Wonderful Nation Mr. and Mrs. Sekul reside at 1046 West Howard Ave. and are members of the Church of the Nativity. The "king" is a member of the National Canners Asso ciation. Slavonian Associa tion, Biloxi Chamber of Com merce, and Knights of Colum- shrimp along the Gulf Coast bus. of Mississippi and Louisiana. Many decades have passed He also caught oysters in season. since Mr. Sekul left the land of his nativity. Steve M. Sekul has ably demonstrated that opportu nities offered any ambi tious immigrant in the Uni ted States can be realized by honest toil and hard work. The Biloxi Shrimp Festival was staged by the Holy Name Society of St. Michael's the H. E. Gumbel, all grace-, ... ._ ... Church with the cooperation ful sailing schooners that ,, ,, of the Fleur de Lis Society, have since passed from the L,, Biloxi fishing picture. In the 1930's this year's Shrimp King assembled a group of relatives, and out of that conference was born the Sea Coast Packing Company on East Beach. other organizations. RE: MATERIAL Thursday noon is the deadline for all material intended for publication in the English Section of the Zajedničar. Material arriving after (hat hour and day of the week will not appear in the following issue of the Eng lish Section. If contents of same are still timely, late arriving articles will be published the week after: if not, they will be "killed." Stephen F. Brkich, Editor Louis Vukmir Prominent Alaska Businessman Alice Rose Schwulst Weds Anchorage Lodge 991 Secretary Following the wedding,, a reception was held in the Vukmir recrcation room, with wedding cake and a buffet dinner served to the guests. Assisting in serving the cake was Mrs. Harry Strah. The four-tiered cake was decorated with red roses and silver leaves, and topped with a miniature bride and bride groom, standing within a heart-shaped wreath edged in net and tied with a silver wedding bell. The couple is now at home on 6th Avenue. A graduate of Milwaukee High School, Mrs. Vukmir worked for several years in Wisconsin before coming to Anchorage last November. Mr. Vukmir, who has lived here since 1950. is owner and operator of the Panhandle cocktail Inline* Society's Nat'l Home Office, Pittsburgh Delegates Feel Greater Pitt School Will Result In Lasting Future Good Resolution Urges Executive Board To Undertake Schools Throughout Nation WHEREAS: The Croatian Fraternal Union of America has found it necessary to conduct Training Schools in order to educate its Lodge and Nest Officials, and membership at large, in its insurance coverage, departmental facets, etc., and WHEREAS: After much preparation for tMs type of School for our Lodge and Nest Officials and fel low members to further cover and illustrate the many reasons why all of our and other Slav peo ples should belong to the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, and WHEREAS: Every person participating in this Pitts burgh District (June 7, 1958) Training School has taken a wholehearted and sincere outlook on this type of teaching and the enlightenment of our Lodge and Nest Officials in respect to the advan tages of Croatian Fraternal Union of America in surance coverage, and WHEREAS: We, the Lodge and Nest Officials in atten dance at this (June 7, 1958) Pittsburgh District Training School, hold this type of schooling to be necessary to promote the Croatian Fraternal Uni on of America, now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED: That we salute the Executive Board of the Society for taking this forward step in the history of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That we, the students at the Pittsburgh District Training School, com mend and wholeheartedly endorse this type of endeavor on the part of the Executive Board and recommend that more such Schools be undertaken in every section of America and Canada. ALASKA'S GOV. Michael Stepovich, left, and Anchorage Lodge 991 Secretary Louis Vukmir. These young men have been fast lrieods for years and get together as often as possible. Visiting In States Mrs. Vukmir plans to leave next month for a stateside vi sit, and will bring Mr. Vuk mir's three children back with her. They are George 10, Mike 6, and Mary Lou 4, all by a for mer marriage. They plan to visit the children's grandparents in Seattle for two weeks, ar riving back in Anchorage in time for the opening of school in September. While in the states, Mrs. Vukmir also plans to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Schwulst in Milwaukee. Mr. Vukmir's parents, the Sam Vukmirs, live in Hibbing, Minn. Special guests at the wed ding were Mrs. Vukmir's aunt and uncle. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Keely, of Anchorage, For the Pittsburgh District Training School, Joseph A. Keber, Aliquippa, Pa., Lodge 423 Michael Milinovich, Waynesburg, Pa., Lodge 633 Matt Zoretich, Monessen, Pa., Lodge 194 Baltimore (84 Folks To Picnic August 17th BALTIMORE, Md. CFU Lodge 684 will hold a Picnic on Sunday, August 17, at the Slovak National Home, 6526 Holabird Avenue. beginning at 2:00 p.m., and continuing through until 10 p.m., there will be games for the children and plain fun for the adults. There will also be music for dancing, provided by the Polka Men, from 6:00 p.m. on. The refreshments will ibe prepared by our own lodge chefs who know how to make food the way our lodge members enjoy it. Admission will be 75 cents for adults children free of charge. This is one affair that all our lodge members have been asking for so let's see every one turn out and make it one of the largest such gatherings yet. We will also be grateful to anyone wishing to donate something towards the picnic or help with the work on that day. Robert A. Burns, Jr., Sec'y. EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER Greater Pitt Training School Sends Delegates Home With New CFU Outlook Aliquippa Lodge 423 President Among Many Pleased With Outcome Of Classes (Continued From Page 8) the history of our people in America and Canada. Delightful Luncheon What amazed me was the expert coverage on the parts of bro. Bella and Kragich of the Society's insurance port folio. Equally amazing was their ability to answer every ques tion directed at them and do so clearly and to the point. This portion of the School in itself enriched all of us and made of us better CFU pro moters. At 1 p.m., we recessed for luncheon and were served a delicious repast picnic-style, out in the open, -|mder a clear blue sky. To the good ladies who pre pared the meal, many, ma ny, thanks. Thanks also to the Home Office of the Society, which picked up the "tab" for this School luncheon. Pleased? Indeed we were, all of us. Nothing but smiling faces at every table nothing but praise for the CFU noth ing but praise for the Train ing School. Instructors Praised Back to the classrooms we went at 2 p.m., this time to participate in discussions cov ering the Sick Benefit Dep't., the Scholarship Fund, Sports and Education, and other matters of importance to the general welfare of all CFU members. Again came questions as bros. Bella and Krasich drove hard to make them selves clearly understood. And again followed to-the point answers. Never once did the instruc tors leave any discussion hanging in mid-air. School notes. And again more praise for such an undertaking more enthusiasm than ever for the Croatian Fraternal Union more desire than ever to go home and put our new "CFU Education" to work in our own Lodges and Nests. It was a wonderful day, one which I will long remember with pleasure. CFU Has The Finest As bros. Bella and Krasich reminded us time and again on June 7, the Croatian Fra ternal Union has first class goods to sell. Since this is a fact, then it is our duty to sell a first class organization the Cro atian Fraternal Union of America. In my opinion, we need more such Training Schools throughout the United States and Canada. They represent the type of public forum which we need to make the word "Croatian" respected and our Society something truly worthy of joining. We all know that there are many thousands of people eli gible to affiliate with the Croatian Fraternal Union. We all know that no matter where we go, near or far, we can always find a Croat or other Slav eligible to join our ranks. Why not, then, talk to these people? Didn't the June 7 Training School equip us with all the am munition we need to sell the Croatian Fraternal Union? Didn't all of us agree June 7 that our CFU's best sellers are its satisfied members? So, let's get on with the work we started Saturday, June 7, 1958, at the Croatian Finally, at 5 p.m., the in- Center when we were privi structors called it a day and! leged yes, privileged to the Delegates scattered all attend the CFU's first district over the grounds of the Cro-1 Training School for Lodge atian Center to compare their and Nest Officials. Chicago 749 Members Shift Date Of Picnic To Sunday, August 17 CHICAGO "Progress" CFU Lodge 749 will hold its next Regular Meeting on Fri day, August 8, at the usual meeting place and time. We also wish to remind our members that the pre viously announced Family Basket Picnic will be held on August 17, instead of the 10th, at Agenray's Acres (the Mikulich farm). To get there take South west Highway at Western, Kedzie, Pulaski, or Cicero, and just keep enjoying the scenery until you come to Orland Park which is on 143rd Street Then turn t© your right (west) and keep on for about 6 i e s w e e u o n e "Progresa" signs will stop you. McKeesport 25 Sec'y Has Applications For CFU Scholarship Aid Canton Juniors Will Be Feted August 17th CANTON, Ohio Nest 196 will hold their Annual Picnic at Willow Springs Park, E. 55th St., N.E., (East Center Road) on Sunday, August 17. Dinner will be served at 12 noon. It will be a 'covered dish and each man will be expected to donate $1.00 towards meat and bread. Cards will be sent to members and anyone not going please contact Flo rence Comsia at GL. 2 9827 or Harriet Bozurich at GL. 3-6683. There will be games and free hot dogs, pop, and swim ming for the children. Florence Comsia, Mgr. McKEESPORT Mem bers of CFU Lodge 25 are urged to attend the regular monthly and semi-annual meetings which will take place Sunday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m., 536 Ringgold St. Your secretary will make a report concerning our fi nancial standing of the first 6 months and members will re ceive their CFU dividends at that time. We also wish to announce that we have applications for CFU Scholarship Aid. Parents of students, who wish to attend college but need financial help, can re ceive the applications from the Secretary at this time. All applicants must be ap proved by the members at the regular meeting, August 10. In addition to the abqve, there will be other discussions that will interest all members. Affiliates of Lodge 25 are asked to attend this forth coming session without fail. Westville Members In Outdoor Tryst Augs. 10 WESTVTLLE, HI. The members of CFU Lodge 28 are urged to attend the Lodge meetings in greater numbers during the Summer months. The regular sessions are held on the third Sunday of the month, beginning at 2:30 p.m., in the Štefani Hall. Next, all members are urged to attend the all-day Lodge Picnic which will take place on Sunday, Aug. 10, at Westville Lake. Bring your lat that time own lunch. Greatness of America Inspires Those Who Traverse Various States of Union Wonders of Nation Unfold Before Eyes Of Port Arthur, Ont., Bound Visitors (Continued from Page 8) But just before leaving Indi ana, the rain stopped and the sun broke through the clouds to the west. The air was so sparkling clear that the entire city of Gary could be seen from the elevated highway for quite a distance. .Of course, here my thoughts immediately turned to our second largest lodge by number of membership, our good fraternalists, the present officers, former offi cers, the third convention of 1932, the lodge home, and so on. Mestrovic Masterpiece At Chicago, I decided to take the Lake Shore Drive, and did not regret it. Although the automobile traffic was somewhat heav ier than in the outskirts of the city, my wife and I for the first time had the opportunity to see the Chicago skyline as though bathed in the waters of Lake Michigan, and illu minated by a myriad of lights. The view was so utterly enchanting in the clear eve ning air that we stopped at a turn and revelled in the panorama which lay before us. We passed Mestrovic's In dian Equestrian. Whenever I am in Chicago, winter or sum mer, I never fail to see this masterpiece of our greatest sculptor, whose work over more than half a century has earned him world renown. Child City At Night We continued along the shoreline until it was neces sary to turn wrest through Canada. Some 20 miles from the shore of Lake Michigan, due to the erection of some bridge, we were detoured about 15 miles. That detour brought us to the grounds of the Chil dren's Home. The night lights shone from the Administra tion Building and nearby cot tages. All was still and asleep, so we did not stop, but pro ceeded onward. I could not help but re calling the great sentiment which engendered the build ing of this magnificent monument to the self-sacri fices of our pioneers, old Chicagoans, and later em braced and maintained by the entire membership of the Croatian Fraternal Union. In two weeks, that COKEBURG, Pa. The Blue Eagle Tamburitzans would like to take this oppor tunity to thank all the won derful people in Elk County for the fine turnout and hos pitality that they showed our group while we appeared in Kersey for a week. We would like to express our thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Powers also, for en gaging as at the Town House and giving us the op portunity to bring into that area the songs and music of our Croatian people. We hope to make a return appearance in Elk County in the near future and will be looking forward to seeing our many newly acquired friends of northern Illinois, and even richer farming sections of the state of Wisconsin, for Du luth, Minnesota. We stopped shortly in Ma dison, Wisconsin, the capital city of that state and the cen ter of the richest dairy lands of the country. We drove through the Wis consin University campus, sit uated in a wooded area on Lake Mendota, the largest of four lakes in the city of Mad ison. The capitol building is one of the most beautiful in. the United States, and known throughout the world as a masterpiece of architecture. On the road through the northwestern part of Wis consin, we passed through Chippewa Falls, which a few days earlier was hit by a tornado. An entire section of the city was completely demolished. Trees broken or uprooted. Un til one sees this with one's own eyes, it is hard to ima gine the great might of na ture. One new motel near the main thoroughfare, with 28 cabins, was literally up-ended. The Wisconsin northwest is known for its numerous lakes, where the tourist trade flourishes, especially during the fishing season. Duluth A Great Port We reached Duluth, Min nesota, at twilight and stop ped on the shores of Lake Superior, where we had an excellent view of the entire city. This was our first visit to this metropolis, known as the third largest depot for thS Wisconsin and Minnesota,for transportation of wheat. Vm spent the night in a motel the shores of Lake Superiof£ on the main highway between: Duluth and Port Arthur: All night long, I listened the waves striking the rockg below us, and transported my self in my imagination to the days of my youth when I li«» tened to the waves of our blue Adriatic break againsć the reefs of the Istrian coask The next day we set out' along the shoreline through •. the picturesque woodland# of Minnesota towards the Canadian border. We paused several times along the lake shore and enjoyed the view of lovely bays and' sharp crags along the lake. We crossed the border & Pigeon River and continue^ slowly along the curving road through thick forests to Fort William and Port Arthur, which are twin cities on, Lake Superior with a population of close to 80,000 and known am the largest wheat center of the world. July Fourth, God willing, I would greet our membership gathered here for the annual Children's Home Picnic. Wrath Of A Tornado We spent the night about 20 miles north of Des Plaines, and then continued the next day through the rich sections Cokeburg Tarns Thank People Of Elk County I will continue about irigp visit to our members in Port Arthur in the following issues of the Zajedničar Hamilton 954 Frolic Mfill Be Held In Home HAMILTON, Ont. "Hrr vatska Sloga" CFU Lodge 934 will stage a Picnic on Sat urday, August 16, at the Cro* atian National Home, 1T3 Beach Road. Cool liquid refreshments will be available from 1:00 p.m. on, and delicious bar becued lamb and pork wilj^ be ready for serving at 4:0 p.m. We invite the members si Lodge 954 and all other CFU members and friends of the vicinity to attend. Millions Down Drain Texas oil operators spent around $1.2 billion in drilling in 1957. More than $400 mil lion of that wound up in dry holes.