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Inclosed find my check, Srneaey order, for? a* JUeonora Eaves I ggjpte SEND »0U/TONS »molio«'' THE O -"w 1 :s:Hig|| |i |g:i|i 1 "Amtiet't Polh Kkf frank yankovic wv+t- Page 9 iillfelit moru &I&NE SmAMCRA Stepovich Fairbanks, Alaska II'I HMKOK««' (For 1 Catheiiae aiikovich, Ssq'X* \n\n Croatian Fraternal Union of America THE unanimous ap proval Sept. 9, 1958, of the project by the Supreme Board of the Society, the Cro atian Fraternal Union Schol arship Foundation, Inc., is now "in business to stay." The Foundation represents the realization of a fond dream among many of our fellow members, that of ex tending a helping hand to member-students of the So ciety whose parents are un able to bear all the costs of seeing their youngsters through the American or Ca nadian college or university of their choice. Much was said and writ ten on this subject over the years. But it was not until the Society's 9th Nat'l Quadrennial Convention of 1955 that definite steps were to be taken in the di rection of awarding Scho arship Aid Grants. The Delegates to that Con vention went on record urging the then incoming Supreme Board to "do something a bout the problem" and set up an appreciable scholarship program. i Birth of Foundation The present Supreme Board carried out the wishes of the Oth Convention on a limited •cale during 1956 and 1957. Scholarship Foundation Incorporated News, Views, Contributors By Martin Krasi ch» CFTJ Supreme Treasurer Treasurer Scholarship Foundation, Inc. This was done by making available, during each of these years, the sum of $4,000 to be divided among 20 stu dents. Thus each received a $200.00 Scholarship Aid Grant. In all, this program saw the Society awarding $8,000 in two years to just 40 scholars and unable to aid the many, many others who sought such help. All too well aware of the high cost of education, and far from satisfied with its $4,000-a-year program, the members of the Supreme Board took another step in the right direction in March of 1958 by urging the Exec utive Board to bring about the creation of a foundation devoted solely to raising mon ey for scholarship purposes. This task was carried out during the past several months with such speed and success that today we have the Croatian Fraternal Union Scholarship Foundation, Inc. We are now ready to pro ceed with the business at hand, that of making note of all Foundation contributions to date and then appealing to our fellow members through out thfc United States and Canada to support this most worthy educational cause. Contributions to date: Croatian Fraternal Union of America $4,000.00 Raymond T. Percich, St. Louis, Mo., Att. at Law 25.00 Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 255, Milwaukee .. 50.00 CFU Christmas Card Program proceeds 460.50 Refund in connection with Christmas Card expense« 625.00 Individual contributions in excess of payment for Christmas Cards received 105.35 John Ucher, Milwaukee, Wise., Lodge 391 member 10.00 jLdam Sudetic, Detroit, Mich., Lodge 519 President' 15.00 Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 514, Canton, Ohio 25.00 Louise Vidovich, Camden, New Jersey, Lodge. 760 member 10.00 Sjjlato Prstac, Swissvale, Pa., member Lodge 6 5.00 John Vojnich, Oatman, Arizona 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. Vid Kolich, Bradenton, Fla., refund CFU Dividend 6.15 Joseph Dobrinec, Detroit, Mich., Lodge 351 member 5.00 lb1, and Mrs. Tom Ruzic, Los Angeles Lodge 177, partial Dividend refund 3.00 CFU Vice President Milan Vranee, New Castle, Pa. 100.00 CFU Supreme Board Member John J. Verbos, Steel ton, Pa 100.00 CFU Supreme Board Member John R. Mikan, East Rochester, Pa 50.00 Croatian Editor Zajedničar Philip Vukelioh, Pgh. 50.00 And Now Forward! In "kicking off' the Foun dation program at this time, I do so with the hope that still other leaders of the Foundation will be heard from on these pages. No one connected, with the Foundation will be re imbursed in any manner for any work associated with this undertaking and all are prepared to make every sacrifice In order to Total Contributions To Date rr...$5,650.00 make the project a living thing for the good of our younger people. I invite your suggestions even criticism as all of us begin the task of assuring our member-students that we will not let them down in the fu ture. The Foundation, also wel comes any contribution you care to make, be it generous or modest. Every dollar will help. Croatian Fraternal Unit« of America Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Please list me as a Foundation Supporter Name Lodge No. Full Address ............... Make All Cheeks, Money Orden, Payable T§ CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, INC. aad mail te Foundation Treasurer Martin Krasich 3441 Forbes Avenue .. Pittsburgh 13, Penna. Highly Praised Serb Writer In. Salute To Drive PITTSBURGH The fol lowing appeared in the Sept. 17, 1958, issue of the "Amer ican Srbobran," official organ of the Serb Nat'l Federation. The home office of the Feder ation, a neighboring fraternal, is located at 3414 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh. Left unsaid in the article, which follows, is the identity of the project itself. For the record, it's the Croatian Fra ternal Union Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Noting a void in the cul tural part of its program, a Slav society (Ed. CFU) last week took steps to fill it With a startlingly different idea of a scholarship commit tee. "Instead ot organizing as an adjunct, the committee was chartered as an indepen dent outlet. Instead of being governed in whole or part by the society's leaders, the com mittee drew on the best known members of its na tionality, both those in and outside of the society. And, finally, instead of looking to the society for grants, it de cided to furnish such itself thru individual and group do nations and group sponsor ship of social and other af fairs that appeal to the gen eral public. A n o e s i n i i a n point is the promise to take 'politics' out of the awards, something which plagued many a society committee (Ed. Not the CFU) and eventually led to their dis solution with the hue and cry of wildly spending the members' money. The cri terion this time, it is pledged, will be merit. That and proof of need of poor and indigent parents. "The committee, with some of the biggest names in the educational and judicial fields, incorporated to the above mentioned effects in an im pressive ceremony in a Pitts burgh district court. The re sultant publicity, coupled with the 'standing' of the commit tee chiefs, was almost enough in itself to guarantee the suc cess of the venture which seeks to educate 20 (Ed. And then some) society mem ber children every year on full 4-year scholarship grauts." Mound City Singers In Repeat Oct. 26 Of Widely Acclaimed Hit ST. LOUIS, Ma We would like to extend an invi tation to anyone who will be either in or passing through the St. Louis area on October 26,- 1958, to take in our re peat performance of "Around the Year in 80 Minutes". Some of the members of various singing organizations had expressed a desire to at tend one of our efforts. Now is the time. We have improved some of our stagings and have added new songs along with a few new singers. All in all, this repeat promises to be even better than the original per formance. We are sending out tickets to all our Hrvatski Sokol Dal macija members and hope that they will help us in every way possible to sell, sell, sell those tickets. As usual, the best of foods and drinks will be on tap and the Continentals will play for dancing afterwards. So circle October 26 on your calendar. The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m., at St. Joseph's Croatian Hall, 12th and Russell Blvd. Foundation Treasurer In First Report On Contributions Cleveland Group Will Stage Old Time Berba On Sunday, October 5th CLEVELAND The Altar Society of St. Nicholas Croa tian Greek Catholic Church will sponsor its Annual Har vest Dance on Sunday, Octo ber 5th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Church Auditorium, E. 36th and Superior Avenue. Frank Muza and his well known "Plavi Dunav" Tambu rica Orchestra will play for a n i n e a i s s i o n charge will be but a nominal fee. This annual festivity is also known as the "Zabava Berba Grozdja" and it will be held with all the tradi tional customs, such as the stealing of grapes, etc. We are asking all members of the Society who own Cro atian dresses, or costumes, to be sure to wear them to this dance so that all may see them and admire them. Non members of the Society are also invited to wear their Na rodne Hrvatske Nošnje. Proceeds from this dance will be used to augment our Society treasury. You are cordially invited to help our Altar Society make this an nual affair a success. Re member the date, October 5, at 8:00 p.m. at St. Nicholas Hall, East 3,6th and Superior Avenue. Committee EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER SEPTEMBER 24, 1958 .4'., 3441 FORKS STREET PITTSBURGH 13, PENNSILVANM REPLICA of the above poster is the work unsolicited appeal to her fellow U.S.A. and of Junior Nest 610 member Miss Diane Scala- Canadian members to get behind the new Croa mera, 6006 So. Wolcott Ave., Chicago 36, III. tian Fraternal Union Scholarship Foundation, Miss Scalamera submitted her poster as her Inc., with a contribution. Northern California Lodges Primed For Coming of America's Polka King Frankie Yankovic And Musical Crew To Make First Stop October 1 In Oakland SAN FRANCISCO The Central Committee of the Northern California Croatian Fraternal Union Lodges have e n a e A e i a s o k a King, Frank Yankovic, and his Orchestra for a week's engagement beginning Oct. 1. The opening night will take them to Ligure Hall, 4 7 2 1 S a u k A v e n u e (near Telegraph Ave.), in Oakland. The entire engagement is under the general chairman- fehip of John J. Scurich and in Oakland bros. Chris Rado van, George Bartulovich and Peter Capitanich are taking the lead. On Thursday night, October 2, the orchestra will appear in Sacramento at the Turn Ve rein Hall, 3349 Street, and Committee, George Glavas, and Anna Radman are taking care of the necessary work to organize a grand turnout. Friday night, October 8, will find the Maestros play ing at Napredak Park, on Lawrence Road in Cuper tino, and the local arrange ments are being made un der the leadership of N. J. Nikolac, Milan Popovich, and Catherine Labudak. The California Hall, Polk and Turk Streets, in San Francisco, will be the scene of the Saturday, October 4 ap pearance. —u The old faithfuls, Anton Kuchan, Frank Kuchan, Ro bert Mesti'bvich, Matt Batko, Robert Maurovich, and yours truly, will be in charge of making this event success ful one. The starting time for each of the above mentioned dates is 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 5, will be the date of the last appear ance at the All-Slav Club, 5220 Glenn Street, near San Pablo, in Richmond. Mike and Matt Brikovich, Mary Cer nack, Mary Young, and Tony Kalsich are taking care of the preparations for the after noon frolic, which will begin at 4:00 p.m. The Central Committee wishes to remind all our members in Northern Cali fornia that this Is a very important undertaking. Since this is the first time that we CFU members here have engaged such an out standing orchestra, it be comes the duty and obliga tion of each of us to turn out in each of the localities. We the President of the Central also urge you to bring your friends along. Remember, the success of these engagements will bene fit your local lodges. Peter Obad, Pub. Toronto Canucks Back At Old Meeting Place TORONTO, Ont. This is to notify the members of "Canucks" CFU Lodge 975 that all future regular meet ings will be held at the old former meeting place, 676 Bay Street, beginning at 2:00 p.m., on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Juneau, Alaska Dr. F. J. Arch 618 Chestnut Street -WHO'S WHO OF FOUNDATION- The following are the Directors and Honorary Incor porators and Directors of the Croatian Fraternal Union Scholarship Foundation, Inc., 3441 Forbes Avenue, Pitts burgh 13, Pennsylvania: BOARD OF DIRECTORS President, Ex-Offieio Member All Committees A. E. Tontasic, Tomasic Road. Pittsburgh, Penna. Vice President, Chairman Publie Relations Comm. V. I. Mandich, 6453 Stanton Avenue, Pittsburgh, Penna. Secretary and General Counsel of Foundation Edward Servov, 2071 Constitution Blvd., McKeesport, P4 Treasurer and Chairman Committee on Finances Martin Krasich, 208 Greenlee Road, Pittsburgh, Penna. Chairman Committee on Scholarships Milan Skrtic, 147 16th Street, Campbell, Ohio Chairman Honorary Directors Committee Thomas R. Balaban, Dep't of Insurance, Harrisburg, Pa. Chairman Memliershlp Drive Committee Mark Vinski, 19 Freeport Road, Etna, Pennsylvania Co-Viee Chairmen Comm. on Public Relations Stephen F. Brkich, 3441 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. Philip Vukelich, 3441 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Penna. HONORARY INCORPORATORS AND DIRECTORS Ivan Mestrovic University of Notre Dame South Bend, Indiana Hon. Michael A. Pittsburgh 12, Pa. Stanley Juracich 343 South Dearborn Street Chicago 4, Illinois Dr. S. S. Nemec Wall Building Olive and Vantenenter St. St. Louis 8, Missouri Michael S. Cerrezin, Esq. 1004 Standard Building Cleveland, Ohio Raymond T. Percich, Esq. 705 Chestnut Street St. Louis, Missouri John J. Scurich P. O. Box 864 Watsonville, California Dr. W. F. Jakopič 1817 S. Loomis Avenue Chicago, Illinois Joseph B. Rady 7130 Carolina Avenue Hammond, Indiana Hon. Thomas D. Vukelioh Box 675 Gilbert,1 Minnesota Dr. George Budak Seminole Street Toronto, Canada Dr. John M. Baron 9811 Euclid Avenue Cleveland 6, Ohio Zlatko Balokovic Camden, Maine Dr. Marie Hren 1026 Cherry Street Braddock, Pennsylvania John A. Misoovich Box 736 No, the Directors of the foundation felt that 20 Scholarship Awards In ex cess of $200.00 each can be made later in the year if louuinrnni Turn to page 8 for Editorial, "New Foundation." the response of the mem bership of the Society to the appeal for contributions is, in a word, "normal." Hence the delay until De cember to dispose of the a wards in question. And this appeal for all-out support in the interim of an undertaking which has no precedent in the annals of our members and people on the North American Continent. Wonderful Gestures The recap of individual and group contributors to the Foundation, which appears on page 9 of this issue, is in teresting in many respects. For one, it »shows Milwau kee, Wise., Lodge 255 and Canton, Ohio, Lodge 514 co sharing the spotlight as the very first American and-or Canadian Lodges to respond to the call for $$ aid. another, It proves Jack J. Belobradic, Esq. 29 Ravenal Street Toronto 9, Ontario, Canain Dr. E. J. Borkovich 1011 Sixth Street Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania Dr. Stephen Panic 3341 E. Davison Street Detroit, Michigan Dr. John F. Ruzich 2355 W. 63rd Street Chicago, Illinois Hon. Peter Mandich City Hall Gary, Indiana John Badovinac 111 East 214 Street Euclid, Cleveland, Ohio Hon. Anthony F. Lucas, Esq* 635 Bakewell, Building Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania i William Fumich, Esq. 815 Citizens Building Cleveland 14, Ohio Philip Vukelich 3441 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania Stephen F. Brkich 3441 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania Louis T. Katusin, Esq. 921 Jones Law Building Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Matthew M. Braidech 89 Raymond Lane Wyckoff, New Jersey Dr. Nada Ledinko 135 So. Schenley Youngstown, Ohio Frank Rodman Hermansville, Michigan Hon. Matthew L. J. Furjaihl 119 Hawkins Avenue Rankin, Pennsylvania Hon. Anthony J. Kubik Beaver County Court House Beaver, Pennsylvania Michael A. Milinovich 44 Sycamore Street Waynesburg, Pennsylvania Milwaukee And Canton Lodges First To Contribute To Foundation Funds Directors Deposit Check For $5,650.00 As First Order Of Financial Business (Continued From Page 7) The Board agreed. Not that the money $4,000.00 wasn't available at this time. It was. that the CFU is not forgot ten by those who were onee wards of its Children's Home at Dew Plaines, HL Proof: The $25.00 dona tion to the Foundation by Attorney Raymond T. Per cich, St. Louis, who was raised in the Home. It proves, too, that many members will in time return their Annual CFU Dividend Checks and make them appli cable to the funds of the Scholarship Foundation, Ine. Proof: Mr. and Mrs. Vid Kolich, Bradenton, Fla., and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ruzic, who felt this past summer that their Dividend Checks should go to this project. A wonderful gesture. May we have many more of them to make public during the weeks ahead. Youngstown Ladies In Fall Session Sept. 24 YOUNGSTOWN, O. The Ladies Auxiliary of CFU Lodge 66 will resume their Fall meetings, with the first one to be held on Wednesday, September 24, beginning at 7:30 p.m. We urge all the members to attend and welcome any new members who wish to join.