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a n Thomas Vukelich Joha A. me of the st Joseph Gregorich, Sec'y. i WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1958 Barbara Daunoh jfect 56 Mary Muselin u i e u n e i n Frank Bastorkovich, Sec'y. E N I S S E I O N (Home Office P. 9) FhH \n\n Coming Events Detroit Lodge 351 New Home Opening Labor Day Weekend six PAGES Supreme Treasurer, Board President To Represent Society Aug. 31 During Celebration At Puritas Springs Park Crowning of 1958 Popularity Queen Ap Successor To Elsie Rapich Will Climax Late Afternoon Staging of Huge Program CLEVELAND, Ohio The* United Greater Cleveland Lodges of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America will hold their 22nd Annual "Fraternal Day" Program and Outing Sunday, Aug. 31, at Puritas Springs Park. Among the numerous highlights of the day-long cele bration will be the crowning of the United Lodges' 1958 Pop ularity Queen, a n honor sought this year by four very attractive young ladies. They are Miss Barbara Clemence, member of Lodge 99 Miss Mary Muse lin, member of Lodge 14 Miss Barbara Jeanne Da unch, who as a member of Nest 55 is representing her own ranks as well as those of Lodge 47 and Miss Es ther Joy Kasunic, a mem ber of fjodge 671. The victor will succeed Miss Elsie Rapich, Lodge 99, who was the "Fraternal Day" Turn to page 8 for Editorial, "Lest We Forget." Queen winner a year ago af ter turning in ticket sales to talling $1,301. The new ruler will be an- nounced and crowned during the afternoon program. Nothing But The Best The 22nd Annual "Frater- nal Day" Program will start at 4 p.m. sharp. The colorful proceedings are to begin with the rendi tion erf the Nat'l Anthems by Miss Shirley Kufrin accompa nied by the Cleveland Tambu ritza Symphony under the di rection of Jim Kovacevic. The program proper will be opened by United Lodges Minnesota State Senator Was Delegate To 1956 Democratic National Conclave BABBITT, Minn. Sena tor Thomas D. Vukelich, Gil bert, is unopposed for re election to the office of State Senator from the 01st Dis- fcrict which includes Babbitt. V u k e i i s w e known throughout the area. He was the main speaker at the Labor Day picnic of Local 4757 United Steelworkers of America held here last Sep tember. Vukelich, it is predic ted, is the logical successor to the post of congress in this district should present Con grtwmmnn Vice President Steve Kasu nic and then turned over to U.L. President John He rak, Jr., who is slated to de liver an address of welcome and then serve as the day's Master of Ceremonies. Following will be solo selec tions by Miss Kufrin and, in turn, dancing by the Kolo Aces. (Treasurer P. 9) Dukane Tammies Will Make Seasonal Debut In Calumet, Michigan CALUMET, Mich. The Duquesne University Tambu ritzans of Pittsburgh, Pa., will present their first per formance of the forthcoming season at the Washington School Gymnasium Calu- met, on August 30, at 8:15 p.m. The event will be sponsored by the Holy Name Societies john Catholic Church of Calumet, and Sa cred Heart Church of Ah meek. Admission charge win be $1.25 for adults and $.75 for children. All parish members and friends of the vicinity are in vited to attend. Thomas D. Vukelich Is Heir Apparent To Seat In Congress of United States move up the ladder. S e n a o V n k e i i 49 years of age, was born hi Virginia and Is a graduate of Gilbert High School and attended Virginia junior college. He Is married and thefather of six daughters. During the 1951 session of the State Senate, Senator Vu kelich was the minority floor leader. In 1948 and 1949, Vu kelich was the secretary of the 8th District DFL party and vice chairman of the State DFL party. In 1956, Senate«* Vukelich was elected a delegate to the Democratic National conven tion pledged to A dial Steven son. While a member of the House o Representatives, Senator Vukelich was the chief author of the Taoonite Tax Law, which brought a bout the creation of a multi million dollar taconite indus try to the Mesabi Iron Range and brought Babbitt into ex istence. ilr Bro. Vukelich fs a member of Lodge 2S8, Gilbert, and was a Delegate to the Croatian Fra ternal Union's 1951 and 1935 Conventions at Los Angele« and -Symbol of Labor Day, U.S.A., 1958- MICHAEL NOSICH, prominent Mid-West CFU member, who was selected several seasons ago as the average Labor Day American worker in Greater Chicago. He was, at the time, a rigger at the United States Steel Corporation's South Works Plant and once served as the Secretary of the Croatian Fra ternal Union's United Lodges of South Chicago Committee. Uniontown Nest 32 Mothers Club Set For Pre-Holiday Outing and Program Kolo Groups Primed For Part In Show Certain To Attract Many CFU Members UNIONTOWN, Pa. The i dogs, hamburgers and liquid CFU Nest 32 Mothers Club' refreshments will be availa will hold a Picnic on Sunday, August 31, at the St. Cecelia Picnic Grounds, Lemont Fur nace, Pa., north at Union town. The outing will get under way at noon and continue until Music wiH be furnished by the popular Selo Tam buritza Orchestra, under the direction of Pete Bacan of Versailles, for the plea sure of those who wish to dance or just plain listen. Hot barbecued lamb, hot Esther Kasunic ICsBshss I iiTtigt 671 Official Organ Croatian Fraternal Union of America Pittsburgh, Cleveland In Annual Celebrations ble in unlimited amounts and the mothers will see that there are plenty of fine home baked cup cakes, nut and pop py seed rolls, and strudel for sale. Highlight of the gather ing will be dancing by the Uniontown Kolo Groups, with Angela Rudar direct ing these artists in a show you will never forget. The time: 7 p.m. sharp. All local, district and other members are invited. Catherine M. Francis, Pres. Detroit Awaits Opening 01 Croatian Nafl Home Croatian Day has always been a day for the kiddies and each year they are given a conspicuous place on the program, thus building re spect and love for the cele- Turn to page 8 for Editorial, "Here To, Stay" page 9 for Official Program. bration in the hearts and minds of our Croatian youth. It has always been a day for Mother and Dad and for Grandma and Grandpa, be cause for many it means a chance once each year to see friends and relatives from the Homeland also to sit and watch a program that ap proaches perfectness in the -Four In Last-Ditch Drives To Reign As Queen of Cleveland Fraternal Day- Barbara Clemence ., Member I rrdjjft 99 Croat Day Committee Ready For Holiday Weekend Fetes Greater Pittsburgh Festivities Will Take Place In Three District Centers Twenty-Seventh Renewal of Croatian Day Tribute To Society's Younger Generation PITTSBURGH Croatian Day, which is rated to be one of the most outstanding celebrations among the Croatian people in Allegheny County, and is reputed to have for many years presented one of the best programs of the nationality days held at Kennywood Park, is scheduled for this Satur day, August 30th. This 27th annual event will again be a gala celebration when many thousands of Western Pennsylvania Croatians, joined by other hundreds^ from outside of the State, will rendition of authentic Croa make the trek to Kennywood I tian costumes, singing and Park for observance of a hoi- dancing. iday which signifies the true Program 5 p.m. Sharp spirit of fraternalism that made our organization suc cessful down through the years. Everyone is In a happy mood when thousands of our people, young and old, are present to partake of the day's festivities and to help In a genuine obser vance of a day which has since its inception baca In 1932 become a national holiday for our people. The honored guest on this occasion will be a prominent TV and recording artist, Guy Mitchell, who is appearing at this year's Allegheny County Fair. He will be introduced dur- ing the Main Program at the Music Plaza beginning at 5 o'clock sharp. This year's program will bring to the huge Kenny wood Park Music Plaza, for the first time, one of the favorite tamburitza ensem bles in the Mid-West, the Muselin Continentals o Chicago, Illinois, who fea ture their soprano soloist, Lucille Muselin. Also appearing will be thir ty talented youngsters, the Pittsburgh Junior Tamburits ans, under the direction of John Gregurich and the pop ular CFU Lodge 354 Kolo Dancers of Cokeburg, with their Director Bernard Luke tich. Sharing the spotlight with the tamburitza ensembles and the kolo dancers will be An drea Birczak, talented violin ist of CFU Nest 192, Brad dock, Pa. Throughout the afternoon Member Lodge 14 and evening, hot barbecued lamb and pork as prepared by Cindrich's of McKeesport will be served at Pavilion No. 5 in Kennywood Park. (Greater Pitt P. 9) Croatian Center To Be Scene Aug. 31 Of Pitt L. 131 Funfest PITTSBURGH Lodge 131 of the Croatian Fraternal Union will hold its Annual Picnic this coming Sunday, August 31, at the well known Croatian Center. Music will be provided by the Lira Tamburitza Orches tra, under the direction of Jo vo Radujkovich, with plenty of entertainment for young and old alike. You ladies will not need to cook that day, as hot barbe cued lamb and the usual re freshments will be ready as early as 12:00 noon. Bring the entire family and enjoy your noon or evening meal in the outdoors. Since this will be the last CFU lodge picnic at the Cen ter this season we invite members and friends of all the neighboring lodges to at tend. Following the ceremonies, at approximately 5:30 p.m., they will serve a delicious family style supper and hos tesses will be there to escort guests to their tables. The program oi ths Established 1929 PAGE SEVEN |New Croat Home Dedication Set For August King And Queen Will Be Crowned Monday, Sept. 1st By Stephen F. Brklch English Editor DETROIT The Grand Opening of this city's magni ficent new Croatian Natl Home at 1731 East McNichols a dream come true after more than 20 years will Turn to page 8 for Editorial* "Salute To Detroit." take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Aug. 30-31 and Sept. 1. Preceding the three-day formal opening ceremonies will be an "official fare well" Friday evening, Aug. 29, to the present, antiqua ted Home at 1735 East Mo Nichols. Here, in the spirit of should auld acquaintance be forgot, will flow the music and songs so necessary to such a "sad occasion" and with them re freshments which befit a "wake" of this type. No doubt a full house wiH be on hand for one last look at the old Home before it k relegated the following day to history and memories Republic Members To Make Merry Aug. 31st REPUBLIC, Pa. We of CFU Lodge 528 wish to cor dially invite all our friends and neighbors to attend* the Indoor Picnic at the Croatian Hall in Republic on Sunday, August 31. Barbecued lamb and pig will be served from noon on, with plenty of liquid re freshments to please all.' To make the occasion cam* plete, an orchestra will pro vide entertainment beginning at 8:00 p.m. Detroit Nest 318 Mothers Club Preps For Grand Opening of New Croat Home Family Style Supper Will Be Served By Mothers After Ceremonies On August 30 ning will be composed if such entertainment as a tamburitza group, a choir, aa accordionist and othar DETROIT The C.F.U. Nest 318 Mothers Club will participate in the Grand Opening of the New Croatian Home, McNichols Rd. and Orleans, on Saturday, Aug ust 30th. talented performers. We hope to see aH our members, their families, and friends, hi attendance at this significant celebration. At this time we also wish to appeal to all the members of our Mothers Club to bates for the affair.