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On to Detroit!
AUGUST 27,1958
Ivan Kokotovich
(a) Tambura Moja
(b) Tera Lenka
(c) O Mladi Mornari
(d) Kreni Kreni
(e) Kapetan (Comedy Skit)
(f) Hrvatski Sinovi
Page 9
-Kad Mjesec Zablista
Rose Kolakovich
Anthony Brajdic,
Rose Marelich
Frank Turkovich,

Home Office To Be Well Represented
At Opening of Detroit's Croat Home
Michigan's Secretary of State Listed
Among Dignitaries At Aug. 31st Banquet
(Continued From Page 7)
Long Awaited Moment
The celebration proper will
open on Saturday, Aug. 30,
in high style.
Following the blessing of
the new structure at "5 p.m.
sharp, the Home's "Kum or
Kuma" will cut the traditional
ribbon "wrapping" the build
ing and officially unlock its
The guests may then ga
ther around the festive
board and enjoy a delicious
family-style supper to be
served by the members of
the Nest 318 Mothers
During the evening hours
entertainment is to be provi
ded by a tamburitza ensemble,
a choral group, an accordion
ist, and other talented per
formers. A comic skit will add
to the merriment.
e e s e n s w i e
served at all hours from 5
p.m. until closing time.
Nat'l, State Leaders
The second day of the holi
day weekend celebration
should be a great one.
Highlight of the Sunday,
Aug. 31, festivities will be a
Banquet and Program start
ing at 1:30 p.m.
Dignitaries from all walks
of life are scheduled to be on
hand for the Banquet, some
of whom will address the cel
Among the guest speak
ers will be V. I. Mandich,
Supreme President of the
Croatian Fraternal Union
(Note: —, Michigan's Gov. G.
Mennen Williams has also been
invited to speak on the occasion.
However, in the absence of any
official notification from the
New Home. Committee, we are
unable to say that he will be
present Aug. 31.)
of America James M.
Hare, Secretary of the
State of Michigan and Ma
ry Beck, President of the
Detroit Common Council.
Musical and vocal selec
tions by the Cleveland Tam
buritza Symphony and a solo
by Mrs. Maria Procer will
round out the first half of
the Program.
Former CFU Official
With Mrs. Jean Robich
Russ directing, the Euclid
Kolo Kids will inaugurate the
second portion of the after
noon "show" oil a strring
Next to appear before the
audience and extend greet
ings and best wishes will be
John Birek, Director of the
local Croatian Radio Hour,
and John Kovach, a Democra
tic State Representative can
didate in the forthcoming
elections and a former Sec
retary of the Sick Benefit
Dep't of the Croatian Frater
nal Union of America.
And again a pleasant in
terlude, this time to enjoy
more selections by the ever
popular Tamburitza Sym
Following which will come
an address of importance
from Milan Skrtic, Campbell,
Others from or connected
with the Home Office at
Pittsburgh who have indica
ted that they will attend the
Banquet on Aug. 31 are 3rd
Supreme Vice President Milan
Vranes Secretary of the Sick
Benefit Dep't John Ovcarich
Junior Order Director Mi
chael Grasha English Editor
of the Zajedničar Stephen F.
Brkich and Supreme Board
Member John R. Mikan.
Starring during the post
Banquet program will be the
Detroit Junior Tamburitza Or
chestra and many other en
tertainers who have long re
hearsed for the occasion.
Dancing and more merri
ment will bring this part of
the long weekend celebration
to an end.
The Labor Day Slate
Monday, Sept. 1 Labor
Day, U.S.A. is to be replete
with surprises, some of which
are closely guarded secrets.
Heading the parade on this,
the last day of the celebration
will be the new Croatian
Nat'l Home's King and Queen.
The rulers are to be cho
sen from a list of six candi
dates now selling tickets in
personal drives to outstrip his
or her rivals and thus come
to reign Sept. 1.
Entered in the contest
are Barbara Pavkovich,
Charles "Buddy" Morgan,
Helen Galovich, Rose Ann
Marelich, Rose Ann Kola
kovich, and Ivan Kokoto
With the exception o
young bro. Kokotovich, who
transferred recently to "Zora"
Lodge 351, all contestants are
Junior Order
Nest 318.
Tamburitza music, singing,
dancing and other pleasant di
versions are to be "front and
center" throughout this last
summer holiday on the fast
moving calendar.
Snacks and the like will al
also roll out of the Home's
grandiose kitchen.
Supreme Treasurer, Board President
In Cleveland Sunday For Fraternal Day
Crowning of 1958 Popularity Queen To
Climax Colorful Afternoon Festivities
(Continued Prom P. 7)
Next greetings from two
very popular local CFU mem
bers and distinguished civic
leaders, Cleveland Council
men John F. Kovacic. and
Wilson M. Latkovic.
atian Fraternal Union's Board
of Trustees and for many
years the Secretary of Camp
bell Lodge 185.
On to more of the lighter
side of life then as the Nest
55 Kolo Group takes to the
stage under the direction of
Nest Manager Mrs. Anna
Hail To New Queen!
Climaxing the Program will
be four more very interesting
The first will be the ap
pearance of the "Balkan"
Singing Society under the di
rection of Vladimir Maleckar,
who will be followed by the
youthful "Zagreb" Tamburit
za Orchestra in a special se
lection of numbers.
And from there to the
principal speaker of the
day, Martin Krasich, Pittsi
burgh, the Supreme Treas
urer of the Croatian Fra
ternal Union of America.
Finally, the crowning of the
United Lodges' 1958 Popular
ity Queen and the announce
ment of the names of the va
rious award winners.
Later, and throughout the
remainder of the festivities,
dancing to tamburitza music,
pleasant moments around the
refreshment bars, and renew
ing of old acquaintances as
Greater Cleveland's 22nd An-
Ivan Kokotovich
In Home Contest
Madison Hi Grad
Would Be Monarch
DETROIT, Mich. The
last of the contestants to en
ter the Grand Opening King
and Queen Contest is Ivan
Nicholas Kokotovich.
Ivan, who transferred to
Lodge 351 after his 17th
birthday, is the son of Slavka
and Nicholas Kokotovich, well
known and loved as true Li
He graduated from Mad
ison Heights High School,
where he was Treasurer of
his class, President of the
Student Council and an ac
tive member of various oth
er school clubs.
Top football star of the
school, Ivan was a 4 letter
man and was given the win
ning football.
Our young contestant has
his heart set on following a
career in the field of Elec
tronics and has a scholarship
to the University of Detroit
waiting for him after comple
tion of service in the U. S.
You have now met all of
our contestants who are mem
bers of either Lodge 351 or
Nest 318. It is our hope that
you will help them in their
task of soliciting votes.
My best wishes go out to
each one of you. Good luck!
Vilma Kodak
farrell Jr. Tammies
In Youngsfown Sept. 1
Joe Mannilich and his Balkan
S e e n a e s O e s a w i
sponsor their Annual Labor
Day Picnic on Monday, Sep
tember 1, at the Holy Trinity
S e i a n u i n i
grounds, located on Laird
Avenue in Youngstown.
In the event of rain, the
festivities will be carried on
in the church hall.
The menu for the day will
include hot dogs, ice cream,
home made cookies and cool
ing refreshments, and from
12:00 noon on barbecued lamb
will be sold at a nominal price
of $1.25 per pound.
Beginning at 4:00 p.m.
music will be furnished by
the Sloga Junior Tamburit
zans of Farrell, Pa., who
are directed by Mr. F. C.
The group will play, sing,
and dance, while attired in
colorful native costumes.
CFU* members and friends
of the Balkan Serenaders are
invited to attend.
nual "Fraternal Day" is rel
egated to history.
Welcome to Cleveland cm
Sunday, Aug. 31!
Frank M. Movrich, Sec'y.
United Lodges Oommittee
Aug. 30 Training School To Open Gopher State
(Time Shown Is Daylight Savings Time)
5:00 P.M. MAIN PROGRAM Music Plaza
1. National Anthems Lucille Muselin
Soprano Soloist
2. Invocation Reverend Charles N. Georgevich
Pastor, St. Mary's R.C. Croatian Church, Rankin, Pa.
3. Opening Remarks John R. Segina
Chairman, Greater Pgh. Croatian Day Committee
4. Selections Pittsburgh Junior Tamburitzans
(a) Tamburitza March
(b) Medley of Folk Tunes
(c) Ako Si Prošla Spat
(d) Accordion Melodies
(e) Dalmatian Medley
(f) Kolo Dances
5. Violin Selections Andrea Birczak
CFU Nest 192, Braddock, Pa.
Hie Muselin Continentals of Chicago, Dl.
Soloist Lucille Muselin
8:00 P.M. The Annual Post-Croatian Day Concert and
Dance will take place at Rankin's Croatian Home, 4th
and Antisbury Streets. The finals in the Kolo Popu
larity Contest will take place during the evening.
Music by the Muselin Continentals of Chicago, Illinois.
(Labor Day)
12:00 NOON An outdoor Reunion Picnic will be held at
the Croatian Center, off Babcock Boulevard, Millvale.
The popular Polka Tams of McKeesport will play for
dancing. Refreshments and barbecued lamb will be
served. Everybody is welcome!
Greater Pittsburgh Festivities Will
Take Place In Three District Centers
Twenty-Seventh Renewal of Croatian Day
Tribute To Society's Younger Generation
(Continued From Page 7)
Kolo Finals Aug. SI
Following the time honored
custom, there will* be the
usual folk dancing at the
Lower Pavilion, No. 1, ad
joining the Penny Arcade,
which will feature the music
of the Muselin Continentals.
Semi-finals In the kolo
popularity contest will be
conducted during the eve
ning dance, the only re
striction is that every con
testant be a member of the
Croatian Fraternal Union.
The finals in the kolo com
petition will be held among
the semi-finalists selected at
Kennywood Park with the
winners to be determined at
the Post-Croatian Day Re
union, at the Croatian Home,
4th and Antisbury Streets, in
Rankin, on Sunday evening,
August 31st, at which time
the 1958 Kolo popularity Miss
and Mr. will be selected and
awarded trophies donated by
the Croatian Fraternal Union.
From the loud speakers
throughout the Park you will
enjqy Uie native soap, music
Direction of John Gregurich
7. Introduction of a Guest Guy Mitchell
TV and Recording Artist
8. Folk Dances Junior and Senior Groups of CFU
Lodge 354, Cokeburg, Pa.
Direction of Bernard Luketich
9. God Bless America Lucille Muselin
and the Entire Ensemble
8:45 P.M. Croatian National Dance at the Lower Pa
vilion No. 1 featuring the semi-finals in the Kolo
popularity Contest. Continuous dance music by the
Muselin Continentals.
9:30 P.M. Suicide Simon—Tlje Man Who Blows Himself
Up—in a thrilling act you Will always treasure among
the memories of Croatian Day.
and melodies of the centuries
old tamburitza throughout the
afternoon and evening.
The park itself will provide
entertainment with a Free
Act featuring Suicide Simon
The Man Who Blows Him
self Uf—at 4:30 in the after
noon .and again at 9:30 in the
Labor Day Reunion
Following the usual custom
established along with the
celebration of Croatian Day,
the Post-Croatian Day Re
union will be held on Sunday
evening, at the Croatian
Home, 4th and Antisbury
Streets, in Rankin.
The Muselin Continentals
will present a concert pro
gram beginning at 8 o'clock
followed by dance music.
The third in the series of
Croatian Day celebrations
will conclude on Monday,
Labor Day, with an out
door reunion at the Cro
atian Center, off Babcock
Boulevard, in Millvale, Pa.
The popular Polka Tams
of McKfupsnftrt will provide
South St. Paul Set For Annual State Conference
nual Conference of the Cro
atian Fraternal Union's Min
nesota State Federation of
Lodges will take place here
Saturday and Sunday, August
30-31, in the Croatian Home,
445 Second Ave. So., So. St.
It will be noted by all Dele
gates to the Conference that
a day has been added to the
original agenda.
The day Saturday,
Aug. 30 will see the stag
ing of a special CFU Train
ing School for Lodge and
Nest Officials under the su
pervision of bro. Joseph
Bella, Pittsburgh, the Su
preme Secretary of the Cro
atian Fraternal Union.
The School session will be
called to order at 2 p.m. sharp
Turn to page 8 for Editorial,
'Minnesota Rally."
and take place in the Croa
tian Home.
All Federation Delegates
are most cordially invited to
attend these highly informa
tive lectures on the Croatian
Fraternal Union and come
prepared to ask any questions
they may have pertaining to
the Society's certificates, ben
efits, etc.
Aug. 31st Hectic Day
The Annual State Confer
ence will be held, as originally
announced, on Sunday, Aug.
31, in So. St. Paul's Croatian
Home and start promptly at
11:00 a.m.
At 12 noon the Delegates,
o e e w i i n e e s e
guests, will be served a deli
cious repast prepared by the
members of local CFU Lodges
316 and 742.
The Conference will a
gain convene at 1:00 p.m.
and continue throughout
most of the afternoon.
Minnesotans In 2-Day Rally
and Joseph Vucich, So. Chi
cago, 111.
Bro. Sarich is the Super
intendent of the CFU Chil
dren's Home bro. Saltan a
member of the Children's
Home Board bro. Vucich
the Secretary of the CFU's
United Lodges of So. Chi
cago Committee.
These guests will be for
mally introduced to the Dele­
Rose Kolakovich
After More Votes
End Of Contest
Is Around Corner
DETROIT A young lady
who literally "eats, sleeps,
and talks" the tamburitza
arts is now making a last
minute drive to be crowned
Queen of this city's new Cro
atian Nat'l Home. The coro
nation will take place Labor
Day, Sept. 1.
She is Miss Rose Ann Ko
lakovich, a member of Junior
Order Nest 318 and the love
ly 15-year-old daughter of
Elizabeth and Philip Kolako
A student at St. Augustine
Addressing the Delegates High School, and a member
during the afternoon session ^he school's fine choral
will be bro. Bella, who will group, Rose Ann was blessed
talk on such currently inter
esting CFU topics as the So
ciety's 2-year Membership
Campaign, the recently char
tered Scholarship Foundation,
Inc., revision of By-Laws well
in advance of the 1959 Con
vention in Detroit, etc., etc.
The final order of business
will see the Delegates elect
ing their State Federation of
ficial family for the following
year and participating in dis
cussions for the good of the
A supper will be served
shortly after adjournment
Out-of-State Guests
Interesting to note is that
several prominent out-of-state
CFU officials and leaders are
planning to attend the State
Federation sessions.
These include bros. Nick D.
Sarich, Des Plaines, HI., Jo
seph Saban, Crystal Lake, 111.,
Chicago 32 Sec'y. Now
A Resident Of Berwyn
CHICAGO This is to no
tify the members of CFU
"Sloboda" Lodge 32 that the
Secretary's address has been
In the future please mail
all dues and other lodge busi
ness to Laddie Slamar, 1429
So. Gunderson Ave., Berwyn,
e e n e a i n e n a n
dance music.
So, when you plan your La
bor Day week-end of outdoor
activity, include Saturday,
August 30th, at Kennywood
Park Sunday evening, Aug
ust 31st, at the Croatian
Home in Rankin and on La
bor Day, September 1st, at
the Croatian Center, in Mill
with light brown hair and
blue eyes. Incidentally, her
father is a "Ličan," her moth
er of French-Canadian de
Rose Ann is a member
of the "Slavulj" Singing So
ciety and the Junior Nest
Tamburitzans. Her desire is
to master the tamburitza
and go on to teach others
how to play this cultural
hallmark of our people.
Known among her legion of
friends as "a neighborhood
party planner," Rose Ann is
forever entertaining with her
"tambura" and making peo
ple proud of her.
She also loves Kolo Danc
She too is out hustling and
selling tickets as the day
draws near for all the con
testants in this race to learn
gates during the Conference.
So will all other out-of-state
leaders who find themselves
in our midst Saturday and
Sunday, Aug. 30-31.
To all dobro nam došli
to So. St Paul. May your
stay in our midst be a most
pleasant and memorable on«.
Frank Juricich, Pre«.
Anton F. Spraitz, Sec'y.
State CFU Federation
Rose Marelich Is
Set For Crowning
Labor Day Payoff
Concern Of Moment
Ann Marelich is among the
four young ladies seeking the
right to rule on Labor Day,
Sept. 1, as the Queen of De-
new Croatian Nat'l
She is a member of
Nest 318.
The daughter of John and
Anna Marelich, and the only
granddaughter of Mrs. Bel
cich, Rose Ann is 16 years of
age, 5' 1" tall, and has brown
hair and brown eyes.
S e a e n s e s i n
High School and is taking
a college prep course with
the high hope of following
a career in the noble field
of nursing.
Together with her parents,
she is an active member of, the
"Slavulj" Singing Society,
plays the Prim with the Jun
ior Tamburitza Orchestra,
sings in the Church Choir,
and does a very beautiful job
of playing the piano.
Her hobby sports swim
ming, hunting, fishing. She
loves them all.
We wish her all the luck in
the world as she devotes her
self these last several day«
before Sept. 1 to selling tic
kets and thus earning mors
votes in this very exciting
race to see who will rule as
the King and Queen of the
new Croatian Home.
Two Mayors And Editor Will Attend
Youngstown Lodge 66 Fete August 31
Pre-Holiday Festivities To Take Place
At Singing Society's New Croat Center
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio they also sing our familiar
"St. George" CFU Lodge 66
will stage a gala Picnic and
Program on Sunday, August
31, at the new "Strossmayer"
Croatian Center.
Beginning at 12:00 noon,
there will be plenty of barbe
cued lamb and the usual sol
id and liquid refreshments a
vailable all day long.
The popular Sloga Junior
Tamburitzans of Farrell,
Pa., will be the main attrac
tion during the program
and will also play for danc
This group has won the
admiration of all our people
in the area during the past
few years of their existence,
for in addition to playing
Vilma Hodak, Pub.
who sold the most "ducats"
and has the right to rule as
King and Queen on Sept. 1.
folk tunes while attired in na
tional costumes.
Speakers for the occasion
will include two city govern
ment officials and Lodge 66
members, Mayors Frank X.
Kryzan and Stanley Polansld,
and an official from the CFU
Home Office, Croatian Editor
Philip Vukelich.
The outing will be held re
gardless of the weather, as
there is ample shelter cm the
We invite the members of
all the CFU Lodges in the
Youngstown area, their fam
ilies, and friends to attend our
forthcoming event on August

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