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John OvcancU
Why Not Join?
lr idiik Sij .si„ii.?tvi
SEN. Ken­
nedy in town
nrii«' C.F.U.
And You
ys and said:
Bi? Onlj' In Em rpncy
an idea foT
lg1'1958d ta-
a rug,
*8,000 robbery,
93 000 bu
breaUing or
theft, 1,300,000 «pto theft,
Scranton, Pa., Times
Weren't Lepers

National Hout Ufluvs
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Go ahead, when the
devil won't let you live in
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
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
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
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
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-,
"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,
"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
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
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
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.

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