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Zajedničar = Fraternalist. [volume] (Allegheny, Pa.) 1894-current, August 27, 1958, Image 7

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Thomas Vukelich
Joha A.
Joseph Gregorich, Sec'y.
Barbara Daunoh
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Mary Muselin
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Frank Bastorkovich, Sec'y.
(Home Office P. 9)

Coming Events
Detroit Lodge 351
New Home Opening
Labor Day Weekend
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
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
(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
The event will be sponsored
by the Holy Name Societies
john Catholic
Church of Calumet, and Sa
cred Heart Church of Ah
Admission charge win be
$1.25 for adults and $.75 for
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
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
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
The outing will get under
way at noon and continue
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
|New Croat Home
Dedication Set
For August
King And Queen
Will Be Crowned
Monday, Sept. 1st
By Stephen F. Brklch
English Editor
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
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
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
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.

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