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I ONE John OvcancU ^i3|g/ae^ Why Not Join? OUR 1958, lr idiik Sij .si„ii.?tvi AGAIN YOUNGwas SEN. Ken nedy in town "ZAJEDNIČAR" nrii«' C.F.U. And You 1 was chned wa ys and said: the Bi? Onlj' In Em rpncy unless he's Sot an idea foT Te** lg1'1958d ta- a rug, n°t Horsing V Around —J Daffynition rape' *8,000 robbery, 93 000 bu =|iary breaUing or theft, 1,300,000 «pto theft, 230,000. Scranton, Pa., Times Weren't Lepers 1 w VhTStiS & \n\n National Hout Ufluvs CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania First In Canada N VIEW OF the tremendous Membership Campaign activity across the border, it has long stood to reason that, sooner or later, our members in Canada would be cla moring for a CFU Training School for Lodge and Nest Officials. Well, they are about to participate in the first such educational project ever un dertaken in their midst v the Sick Benefit Dep't bro: John Ovcarich ar rives in Hamilton, Sun day, Oct. 5, to serve a: the Home Office Instruc tor in charge of th' CFU's Southern Ontario a i n i n S o o o Lodge and Nest Officials. The scene of these his toric classes will be Ham ilton's Croatian Nat" Home, 173 Beach Roai one of the show places of our members and people in Canada. Now, to bro. Ovcarich to his "pupils to-be" to all who find themselves in Hamilton on Oct. 5 go our sincerest best wishes for a most successful gathering. In checking the Society's membership status quo in that part of Canada, we note that there are fourteen CFU Lodges and as many Nests in Southern Ontario. Hamilton, host city to the Oct. 5 Train ing School, is the home of Lodges 644 and 954 and Nests 397 and 603 Toronto of Lodges 650, 832, 961, 975 and 977 and Nests 425, 508, 615, 631 and 633 Welland of Lodges 617 and 812 and Nests 274 and 548 St. Catherines of Lodge 951 and Nest 597 Port Colborne of Lodge 816 and Nest 493 Grimsby of Lodge 950 and Nest 598 Cooksville of Lodge 710 and Nest 608 and Niagara Falls of Lodge 772 and Nest 500. Whether every one of these Lodges and Nests intends to send "students" to the Oct. 5 Training School in Hamilton remains to be seen. But knowing our people in Canada as well as we do we feel that the great majority of them will be officially repre sented oil the occasion. So, bro. Ovcarich has his work cut out for him. Nor do we envy him. Our Lodge and Nest leaders in Southern Ontario will give bro. Ovcarich a run for his money, just as they gave us a run for ours during oar several visits in the past to that area to conduct Campaign Mass Meetings, Bowling Tournaments, and other "king-size" CFU gatherings. But we are confident that the Secretary of the Sick Benefit Dep't can turn the trick and do so to the satisfaction of one and all who attend this School. Again, best wishes to all. Cleveland Story OF OUR more pleasant duties as an Editor calls for us to "build fires" un der our members in order to get them to at tend worthwhile CFU functions. We are doing as much in this issue in an effort to bring widespread attention to the Bknquet and Dance to be held Sunday, Oct. 3J, by the Society's United Lodges of Cleve land, Ohio, in honor of their 22nd Annual "Fraternal Day" Queen contestants of the past Summer. But we can only hope that the Croatian Home at 6314 St. Clair, Cleveland, will Be jammed to the walls for this public salute to four young and pretty Queen hopefuls. Awaiting the outcome of the contest in question, and the colorful coronation of the victor, are the Misses Esther Kasunic, Lodge 671, Barbara Clemence, Lodge 99, Barbara Daunch, Nest 55, and Mary Muse-. lin, Lodge 14. These young ladies spent the greater part of the recent Summer months selling tickets on various Committee awards and collecting contest votes in the process. And all four had hoped that one of them would come to be crowned Queen during the Aug. 31 staging of the United Lodges' 22nd. iliinual "Fraternal Day" fete. But inclement weather and other snags ~M in at the time to postpone until this late (Site the crowning of the victor and the tftahks due the contestants alike for their l&g patience. "Reason enough, we think, for an all-out twnpnjl Oct. £2.in their honor. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1,1958 ENGLISH SECTION Established November 6, 1929. Published weekly By The Croatian Fraternal Union Of America STEPHEN F. BRK1CH, English Editor Kditorial Offices, 3441 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh IS, Ft. Telephones. .Mi'seum '.J-4470 '.2-4471 Unsolicited articles, manuscript«, letters, pictures, «te. submitted to TIIK /.AJKDMCAR are forwarded at the owner's risk and TIIK /.VIKDNH'AIt cxpretisl.v di-nies any responsibility for their safekeeping or return. THK ZAJEDMCAR reserves the right to edit, revise or reject any article or other matter submitted for publication. MEMBERS and people in Detroit will be pleased to learn that they stand high in the estimation of Mr. Frank S. Szy manski, Auditor General of the State of Michigan. Or so we assume after reading a portion of a letter he wrote to Supreme President bro. V. I. Mandich following their meeting during the course of the Aug. 31, Banquet which high lighted the recent three day festivities held the members of "Zora' Lodge 351 in conjunction with the Grand Openinr of their new Croatia Nat'l Home at 1721 Eas McNichols. For the record, M' Szymanski and bro. Ma dich were among t] a n y s e a k e s w o waxed eloquent on the still memorable occasion. Still others who. spoke Aug. 8 were the inimitable G. Mennen Williams, Governor of Michigan James Hare, Michigan Secre tary of State and Mary V. Beck, President, Common Cođncil, City of Detroit. In his letter to bro. Mandfeh, dated Sept. 8, 1958, Mr. Szymanski penned this salute to our people "I have always enjoyed being with the Croatian people, and Specially enjoy their spirit of good will and happiness. Since the opening of the new Home, I have been in the Home tw^ice and on each occasion I had a wonderful time. "I intend to spend many nights in the new Croatian Home in Detroit and also en joy some of the kolo dancing. And, as soon as possible, I intend to learn how to play the tamburitza." Very good, Mr. Szymanski. And cut a few kolo capers for us the next time you visit the Home. Now, Mr. Szymanski, we would in all humbleness suggest something to make complete your obvious interest in our peo ple and their cultural traditions. Inasmuch as your surname "smacks of Polish derivation we never heard of an Irish Szymanski why not join the ranks of the Croatian Fraternal Union of Amer ica and take part in its many activities? As a fellow Slav, sir, we would welcome you aboard our Ship of State. Think it over, Mr. Szymanski! CFU In Action AVAILABLE for showings in the United States and Canada is the Soci ety's 16mm., sound, technicolor film "This Is Your Croatian Fraternal Union!" Narrated in English, the film covers a' wide variety of activities of general mem bership interest from the functions of all Departments at the Home Office in Pitts burgh, to life at the Children's Home of the Society, Des Plaines, 111., to scenes of the Gary, Ind., Nest 10 Summer School in ac tion, etc., etc. Fall and Winter bookings are now in order and may be made through the CFU Sport s-Educational Department, 3441 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 13, Penna. We cannot recommend this film too highly to Lodges, Nests, and Central Com mittees of the Croatian Fraternal Union. In Passing Sunday (Sept. 21) doing some politick ing at the Democra tic picnic. In the course of his remarks, he chided the Repub licans for their opposition to the Kennedy Ives labor reform bill in the House of Rep resentatives, inferring that if the bill had passed it would have put the quietus on Jimmy Hoffa and curbed labor union rac keteering. Well, now, that ain't the way we heard it. The Kennedy-Ives bill was a watered down measure that wouldn't have done a thing to curb Jimmy Hoffa's activities, and surely Sen. Kennedy must know it. •n- Clovibud Dealer By Martin Krasich Supreme Treasurer The Textbook which is to be used in conjunction with all future C.F.U. Training Schools for Lodge and Nest Officials carries a brief out line of the history of the So ciety for the edification of all sincerely interested in its welfare. The first Convention of the organization cf today was1, held Sept. 2, 1894, when there I were 600 members and the! total assets amounted to a mere $42.52. The first President was Ivan Ljubić, who was the founder of the Croatian Fra- Ivan Ljubic First President ternal Union's present Ben wood. West Virginia, Lodge 2. In 64 years 1894 through,, 1957 the Society grew from! status of 109,000 adult and juvenile affiliates. Its assets, during the same span of time, increased from $42.52 to $27,000,000 00., On Firm Foundation That beginning was very difficult, but the leaders of those days were able and de voted Croatian patriots who worked selflcssly in the inter ests of the "little people" who came to America for the most part from the villages of their old homeland in Europe. Those "little people" had a very limited education and no abilities for organizing a ben eficial organization of their own. Benefits At Start Tiie early records of the Society clearly show that very low rates were charged at first in order to get as many people as possible to join its ranks. Since most of our people of those days lived in hardship, doing the hardest and most dangerous work, every mem ber paid but 60 cents per month. Of this, 50 cents re mained in the lodge treasu ry (out of which the lodge paid sick and disability ben efits to its members) and the remaining 10 cents went into the treasury of the Society. The member was insured for $300.00, but in the case of death an assessment was le faed on Mie entire member ship in order to assure pay ment of the death benefit. From convention to con vention, as the Society grew, changes were made. At one of the early conventions, the death benefit was increased to $400.00 and later to $500.00. In 1900 the amount was in creased to $600.00, and in 1902 to $800.00, with the re sult that ive still have many older members who hold $800 certificates. CSO Modern Table In 1918 the Society took another stride forward when the convention decreed that a member could become insured for $200 00, $400.00, $800.00, or $1,000.00. In 1926 it was ruled that a member could be insured from $500.'0 to $3,000.00, depend I (The CFU P. 10) Some Members Pay Their Dues When They Are Due Some When They A» Overdye He Left His Mark On Old Nat'l Croatian Society Youngster Paid $25 Per Painting By Adam Sudetic President, Lodge 519 WILL BE remembered that young Vlaho Buko vac's first real painting was a portrait of himself and that the work of art eame to hang on the walls of Tripalo's Cof fee House in San Francisco. Among the many customers who frequented the place was John Barrington, an intelli gent Hollander. Mr. Barrington came to spot Vlaho's painting and asked the young man if he knew whose work it was. When young Bukovac men tioned the artist's name, the Hollander wouldn't be lieve him. But, finally, he became convinced and re acted in a hurry. "Young man," roared Mr. Barrington, "this place is ar insult to your talent. Get out of here for the world is wide and happiness and a wonder ful future await you." Vlaho promptly went to his boss and informed him that 600 members to its present out and become an artist. Parting of The Ways quoting his job to go Mr. Tripalo at first thought that Vlaho was driving at a higher wage. He offered the youngster i*. a raise, but when Vlaho de It is necessary to point out that the Croatian Frater- nal Union, from its very in- himself to a parting of the ception 64 years ago, was Mr. Tripalo resigned built on a firm foundation. From that one small acorn planted by its pioneers back in 1894 there grew a mighty oak, which by now has spread its branchr s into all parts of the United States, including Alaska, and neighboring Can ada. "Go ahead, when the devil won't let you live in THE ENGLISH the Zajedničar offers without comment the follow- ing editorial culled from the. of a recent issue of pages or a recent issue "The Delta Democrat-Times' of Greenville, Mississippi It has been many years since I was engaged in scientific and engineering problems involving instru mentation. I must, therefore, leave discussion of the scientific as- pects of instrumentation to experts of today and I will Vlaho Bukovac Artist Supreme First Portraits Of Family Group Section of J,,rv? yes| Coui-tesy Yugoslav Academy Science and Art, AUTOPOETRAIT OF Vl-ho Iiukovac, the late, great Croat artist who ye. rs ago designed the Certificate used by the old National Croatian Society, the forerunner of today's Croatian Fraternal Union of America. peace. But remember, my doors are always open to you. If misfortune should ever strike you, come back to me." These words touched Vlaho very deeply. He was only 19 Whither Bound, This Great Country of Ours? How A Southern Newspaper Wo id Sslve A National Problem America On Threshold of Revolutionary Changes AM very pleased and high ly honored that you have asked me to come here and talk to you t)day. But I must confess that, after accepting your invita tion, I found myself feeling quite humble at the thought of speaking in the presence of such distinguished leaders in the field of modern instru mentation. improving them. "Well, we got an idea on this one. Might be called "What with all these nosey State's Rights Tax-S a v i n newspapermen and preachers Program. and Yankees and other such I "The way it would work Communist trash, it's getting would be something like this: Enter, Age of Instrumentation I By Henry B. du Pont Vice Pres., Director E. I. du Pont de Nemours First of a Series ments in this field. Centennial of 1876 It is appropriate that Phil adelphia be the scene of the meeting of the Instrument Society of America and of the exhibit on display here this week. I have not yet seen ft, but I have a feeling that many of us looking at the work of the Over the ensuing years, de- Society and the display of in- velopments in this field have been of such magnitude that to compare the instrumenta tion techniques of 25 years ago with those of today would be like trying to compare a World War I airplane with today's guided missile. strumentation on view will go home tonight wishing that we were at the very beginning of our careers. The exciting prospects for the future in this field are similar to those which must have been experienced by vis itors to another great Phila- 8— Never confine my remark* to How Do You Do? broad business and national America, Philadelphia, PennByl aspecU of tfeft great develop--vania. never again be a servant!" IcJnnA Such was the friendly part- Vlaho's next move was to rent a large roora wit at the time. table and a few chairs. Here "Dear God," he cried, "who on the walls he hung his would ever say that my desire sketches and paintings. This to become an artist could be was to be his home and first fulfilled. From now on, I shall (Vlaho Bukovac P. 11) a sort of assessment. Say $50, what with inflation and ev-, erything. "The money would go to the family of the deceased, so they could move to Chi cago, if they didn't like it here, and good riddance, too. "Now, of course, we would to where a Mississippi white Give every county one gether. man can't kill himself a nig- maybe two rnggah killings "Let's say a county got real gah without getting his name for free. Might have to raise hoggish and went over the in the papers and losing up to the ante in Holmes County a free limit two years in suc two or three days in court, 'little, but two-a-year ought to!cession. Downright subversive, we call be enough as a general rule, "To our way ®f thinking »It. I "Any white fellow that that would call for a jury "But, just like we always [went over that limit in one trial. No, not for the killings said, a fellow oughtn't to season would have to pay for but for giving, the state a bad complain about conditions I the privilege. Not a fine, but name." rule out jury trials alto- delphia exhibition which took place 82 years ago. Throughout the summer of 1876, Philadelphia offered to several million visitors a no table exhibit of the mechan- American technology. The Centennial Fair, with the theme of "Power," In dicated to all the world the fact that America was on its way to its destiny as the greatest industrial nation on earth, and to a whole generation of youngsters it kindled the flames of ima gination and ambition. The autobiography of Dr. Robert Millikan tells how his visit' left him with an over powering determination to be The new profession of en- projuccl(j gineering, then in its infancy, found in the Centennial Fair e a a i i n s i a i o n October 1, 1858 With Ifw Editor There are now 47,549,000 tee-vee sets in use in the Uni ted States. Which exceeds the total number of electric refrigera tors (47,300,000) and wash ing machines (43,000,000). Hangover: Something that occupies the head that you didn't use last night. Phoenix Flame Hard To Believe Although we Americans account for only 7% of the world's population, we own almost 50% of its wealth. Criminal Side Here's the estimated number of major crimes chalked up annually to the "credit" of this Country Murder and non-negligent manslaughter, 7,200 man- slaughter by negligence, ,, ,, 165,000 aggravated assault, ing between Mr. Tripalo and entering. 480,000 larceny, the youngster. Goes Out On His Owk Live and Learn The Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of North America entered Alas ka in 1792. In 1872 its head quarters were moved from Sitka, Alaska, to Šan Fran cisco, and later, in 1905, to New York. It administrates churches in the United States, Canada, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, South America, and Japan. Estimated membership, about 500,000 people. Wondenul Time Imagination is what makes you think you're hav ing a wonderful time when you're really only spending money. Sure Sign of Snow? According to the weath erman, the eastern parts of the United States will bask in balmy Indian Summer tem peratures during the latter 'stages of October and the early days of November. VSfe'll wait and see. Worth Remembering About 2 out of 3 first graders troubled with learn ing to read are said to he below par in their vision. Oh, Woe Was Him Said Police Magistrate I. M. Oseth of Bismark, North Dakota, after fining himself $30 for a traffic violation: "The defendant should be a shamed of himself, and is." Many of the supposed to pers of biblical times weren't that at all. v They were harmless albinos with whi^e hair and skin, and ical arts which was to have'almost colorless eyes, who far-reaching significance upon! were condemned not by physi- cians, but priests. by superstitious Sobering Thought Our (USA) whole refusal to recognize the facts of life in the Far East has been bad it will be the crowning tragic outrage if it should result in another Korfea or, far worse, a world war beginning in the Quemoy% Norman Thomas About Harris Tweed Harris Tweed, an island product made on hand looms in the Outer Hebrides, 60 a scientist. Who can say how mainland, was first sold more many others were similarly than 200 years ago affected? I Every yard of the material is sold before a single inch is Wag of The Week Teacher: Now, Nah which turned many a young gatroyd, what would you like ,to be when you grow up? wmt." tturgias civilian.