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patron. $5,000.00 ^'"7 ,/•. ///-/'_ i Vv/ rr "ZAJEDNIČAR" rr i Page 11 Name i i Address (C.F.U., Public Service) \n\n October 22, 1958 Tamburitzans On Twenty-Second Lap (Continued From Page 8) twenty-two years the Tam buritzans have come up with an entirely new production of folk music, songs and dances. The format and underlying theme of each of these pre sentations has been one in which the music of the South Slavs dominated the first por tion of the production, while the second part consisted of an imaginary musical journey throughout the many nations of Europe. This season's program Is bo exception. The initial part is devoted to such lit tle-%known nationalities as the Croatians, Serb'»ans, Macedonians, Dalmatians, Slovenes, and the Bosnians. Indeed, a Tamburitzans program is a historical lesson put to music. It begins with WEST ALUS, Wise. "Pathfinders" CFTJ Lodge 731 will sponsor a Supper and Dance on Saturday, Novem ber 15, at Kralj's Hall, 60th and West Madison Sts. Tickets will be $1.50 per person for dinner and dan cing to the music of A1 Ro dig. Starting time will be 6:00 p.m., sharp. Los Angeles Choir To Toast 10th Milestone LOS ANGELES, Calif. The Croatian Chorus "Sla vulj" will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with a Concert and Dance on Sunday, No vember 16, at the Sons of Herman Hall, 25th So. Main St. The members are rehears ing diligently every Tuesday evening under the direction o# Mr. John Fill, so that they might present a very impres sive performance. We invite one and all to reserve November 16 for the anniversary fete and watch ligious songs all pour forth unendingly, now raising you to the edge of your seat, then easing you back with com plete relaxation, yet always holding you spell-bound. Musical Travelogue In the second section of the show, one witnesses folklore at its finest from the many countries of Europe. A musical fantasy is woven o e A u s i a n A s through the Balkans, along the mighty Danube River, stopping for brief visits with the Hungarian and Rouman ian people, then whisking one off to the North, into Poland. Longer visits with the Ukrainians and Russians are always a must on the Tammie program. The gay red and white pep- the exhilarating and joyous permint-striped trousers of traditions connected with the the Polish minstrels, the annual harvest festivities of rugged, virile dress of the the Croatian people. The Carpathian mountaineers bright red embroidery on the all these, and many more peasant women's costume is bring all the colors of the breathtaking. I rainbow into a stunning kal The songs and dance« of'eido«cope of sound and move the remaining South Slavic ment. groups follow. Agile men's' it dances, sedate dances of the) NEXT: Tammie costumes women, ritual dances with works of art folk-lore of the centuries of history behind flays entertainment guaran ,, teed to please even the most thetn sad songs and nappy .discriminating, the most criti songs, patriotic songs and re- Pathfinders To Stage Mnner-Dance Nov. 18 Detroit B-T Planning Old Time Grape Fiesta DETROIT The Croatian Board of Trade will stage a Grape Festival Dance on Sat urday, October 25, in the New Veterans Memorial Building which is located at 151 West Jefferson. Dancing to a very fine tamburitza orchestra will be gin at 7:30 p.m. and delicious sandwiches and refreshing drinks will be available throughout the evening. AH proceeds from this event will be used for the promotion of our radio hour, Croatian culture, scholarships, and the teach ing of tamburitza music. Everyone, young and old, is invited to spend an enjoyable evening with their friends at the Grape Festival Dance on October 25. Particularly invited are all local and district members of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America. LET IT RAIN Benefits! Croatian Fraternal UnioB of America Family Plan Protection One "Space Age" Certificate Covers DAD, MOM, OTHERS IN FAMILY CIRCLE ISSUED IN UNITS OF From Ages Of 20 To 50 Yean Contact Your Lodge Secretary For Full Details Or Write To CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION OF AMERICA Supreme Secretary's Department 8441 Forbes Street Pittsburgh IS, Pc Steve Horvat, Pub. the pages of the Zajedničar for further details. (Continued From Page 10) est cooperation of all department heads at the Home Of-j fice began compiling a text for use in conjunction with future such undertakings. As a result, the Delegate« who attended our June 7 School in the Greater Pittsburgh area were far better informed and the sessions by far more pro ductive than the experimental ones conducted in Chicago. Which is understandable. In my opinion, our present School Text is still in the general nature stages. All of us, members of the Supreme and Executive Boards and all other Officials alike, must improve on it in every possible manner and thus make cer tain that our Training Schools of the future will be what we want them to be 100 Of course I agree that CFU Training Schools are a necessity, but why is it that only two are deemed qualified to serve as instructors from the Home Office? Why is it that the Junior Order Dep't is ignored when the fact is that during the past decade something like two-thirds of the new members signed in campaigns came into its ranks. Why is it that the Junior Order is ignored when I can under standably speak with greater authority on its work than anyone else in the Home Office. In spite of all that has been said,' I repeat I am not seeking any trip to California to serve as a Training School Instructor. But I do resent any implication, oral or other wise, that only two are qualified to conduct such schools. Bro. Kovacevich Having been a member of the Cro atian Fraternal Union since 1910, and well acquainted with its good and bad points, I wholeheartedly endorse the con duct of Training Schools and stand 100 Minutes of Supreme Board successes. So much for this phase of the program and request under discussion. Yesterday, bro. Mandich spoke here regarding a Field Director stationed at the Home Office. I would just like to say that no one has officially applied for such a position. Nor have we encouraged anyone to do so through the col umns of the Zajedničar. But I do know that many members are interested in becoming Field Men in their territories if and when we ever go into such activity. Bro. Grasha I listened yesterday to the many and long talks on the question before us and wish first of all to protest the attempts to stigmatize, or chastise, me in the Croatian Section of the Zajedničar for failing to attend the June 7 Training School classes held in the Greater Pitts burgh area. The Western Pennsylvania United Lodges, which asked for that Training School, requested bros. Bella and Krasich to serve as the instructors. Since I was not asked, I did not consider it my duty to attend. Still others stationed at the Home Office were not at that School but only my name was singled out for criticism. I have attended many major CFU sports gatherings in the past, often at my own expense, but never heard or read any criticism against those from the Home Office who didn't attend. Why, then, this criticism against me for not attend ing the June 7 School and no mention of still others who were not present at the time? Yesterday I heard this group gathered here labelled as a "lack of initiative" Supreme Board. I say this is a good Board, a constructive Board, a well meaning group of peo ple, and that only those of us on the Home Office payroll are duty bound to work day in and day out for the Society. Certainly no one has the right to demand as much of those outside Supreme Board members who pursue other means of making a livlihood and whose spare time is at a premium. I also dislike any talk here as to "whose turn is it to go to California?" Yes, I went there last year, but it was with the unanimous consent of the Board to carry out my duties as a member of the Youth Counsellors Section of the Na tional Fraternal Congress, and not for a pleasure junket westward. Together with others in the Executive Board, I will also travel to Florida later this year to participate in one of the panel discussions in conjunction with the next meetings of the National Fraternal Congress. Again, it won't be a pleasure trip. quest to hold such a School first in Northern California and then at the opposite end of the State. From experience, I know that theory and practice go hand in hand and that together they spell success. But I do not believe in such things as indispensable men, be that in our organization or any other field of endeavor. I have travelled thousands of miles these past several years going up and down the state of California in search of new members and have met many of our younger mem bers in the process. Knowing the enthusiasm of our young er people, I feel that two younger men like bros. Bella and Grasha should conduct the Training Schools in question and that the Croatian Fraternal Union should pay their travel ling expenses. Neither the Northern nor Southern Central Committees are in any position to underwrite such expenses. I, on the other hand, would be willing to work with bros. Bella and Grasha while they are in California and do so without cost to the Society. I know that many other quali fied CFU leaders in my state will also support these pro posed Training Schools at the sacrifice of their own time and money. Bro. Mikan I too attended the June 7 Training School held at the Croatian Center and am proud to say that 12 of my fellow Rochester, Pa., Lodge 85 members were pres ent to give our Lodge the largest delegate representation on the occasion. I also do not mind telling you that I learned more about the CFU during those School classes than I did during my nearly 28 years of service as a Lodge official, for which I want to thank bros. Bella and Krasich and oth ers from the Home Office who participated in the School. I wish to have it recorded that we in Beaver County are in need of such a Training School, for here we have 15 Lodges and 13 Nests to give us the right to make so important a request. Bro. Ovcarich Let me say this about the June 7th Training School held in this area: Neither was I officially invited to attend the Classes but I was there because I felt it my duty to be present. As for who can best conduct these Training Schools, let me say that it takes a great deal to run the classes and be prepared to answer every question put up by those in attendance. Not all of us are able to do as much. Thanks to what I saw and learned during the June 7 School, 1 feel confident now that I will be able to handle myself when I visit Canada next month to conduct similar classes. Of course I agree with bro. Kovacevich that there are competent CFU leaders in both Northern and Southern California, but I cannot agree that any of them are exper ienced enough to replace bros. Bella and-or Krasich as School instructors. So, let us agree here on what is best for the Croatian Fraternal Union and forget all personalities. Sister Niksic Since we all more or less now agree that Training Schools are indeed a permanent part of the CFUs overall program, it is our duty as Supreme Board members to further these undertakings in a constructive manner. Last March we had no Text now we have one, True, the Text used in these Schools is not 100% perfect. But I still cannot get over what has gone into the Text we do have in so short a space of time. Frankly, it makes no dif ference to me who is chosen to go to California to conduct Training Schools in the state, but I feel that the team of bros. Bella and Krasich is ideal from the standpoint of ex perience and so-called "youth-age" background. In other words, both young and old would enjoy classes held under thaar auBMvittMk mora thing fu jtffliwW behind this re CFU Training School held last April in Chicago in spite of the fact that I was not officially invited to do so. I attended because it was my duty to be there. Bro. Borich No matter the implications made here yesterday, I am still a 100rf advocate of these Training Schools in spite of the complaint levelled at me that I am trying to belittle the Text Book. I belittled neither the School Program nor the Text Book I simply hold that bro. Krasich is not the sole authority among all of us on the Croatian Fraternal Union. Nor will I change my mind re garding bro. Grasha. He knows his department, he is ma ture. he is able, and well qualified to serve as an instructor at any Training School. But even bro. Grasha is beside the point in the final analysis. With me the CFU comes first re gardless of personal feelings and personalities. Bro. Skrtic I gave this matter hours of thought over night and wonder now what has brought us to this state of disagreement. Only last March we unanimously adopted the Executive Board's recommendations for a Field Program and hailed bro. Bazdarich on his announcement then that our first Training School would be held in Chicago shortly after our adjournment. The Executive Board was to later select bros. Bella and Krasich as the first school instructors, but it appeared to me at the time that with no plan, no text book, no nothing, so to speak, bro. Mandich didn't protest their going then because he apparently felt that the first such undertaking would result in a so-called flop and kill off the whole idea discussed here last March. Bro. Mandich (Rising to Point of Privilege) Bro. Skrtic is 100wrong about what he thinks happened at the Executive Board meeting he is talking about. It so hap pens that the Board Meeting was held Thursday, April 3, 1958. or the day before Good Friday. I acquainted the Board with my correspondence and conversations with bro. Baz darich regarding the Chicago School. Our General Counsel, bro. Servov, was unable to attend the Board meeting the morning of April 3, but came in the afternoon and asked that we all meet to discuss certain matters. By now bro. Grasha had left the Home Office to take his family to Buffalo for the Easter weekend. It was then, in the afternoon, that it was suddenly decided that bros. Bella and Krasich should serve as instructors during the Chicago School on the motion of bro. Ovcarich and sec onded by bro. Bella. I immediately began to cooperate, as did all others at the Home Office, with bros. Bella and Krasich to help get them in readiness for the Chicago School. For anyone to argue to the contrary now is anything but the truth. Bro. Skrtic Now that I have bowed to a point of pri vilege request I will resume with what I have to say on this subject First of all, I would like to ask bro. Bazdarich if he. for one, was satisfied with the conduct and outcome of the April 26-27, 1958, Training School in Chicago. Bro. Bazdarich Yes. I said as much in my report on the School which was published in the Official Organ. Bro. Skrtic Good. Now, about the June 7 Training School held here in the Pittsburgh area. No where in the Minutes of the Executive Board did I note any protest on the parts of either bro. Mandich or Grasha when the West ern Pennsylvania United Lodges requested the presence of bros. Bella and Krasich as the instructors. And yet neither bro. Mandich nor Grasha saw fit to attend that school, al though I understand now that bro. Mandich was out of the city at the time. But bro. Grasha wasn't away from home. So, he didn't think it was his duty to attend the June 7 school, but he wouldn't mind now if he were sent to Califor nia as an instructor at the Northern California School. Next, I would like to ask bro. Mandich if it isn't correct that the Executive Board voted last year to send bro. Krasich to California? Bro. Mandich That is correct, bro. Skrtic. Bro. Skrtic Now that we know as much, isn't it also clear that bro. Krasich isn't personally or otherwise asking that he be sent to California this year? It is to me. How ever, on the basis of what they did during their conduct of the Chicago and Pittsburgh schools, I am not at all reluc tant to say that both bros. Bella and Krasich have earned any trip to California to conduct schools there on the strength of a job jobs in this case very well done. Nor do I mind dismissing all talk here of any individual gaining anything personal by making such trips. Those of you who think bros. Bella and Krasich would be the gainers in this respect have only to- read back issues of the Zajedničar and note who got the greatest credit for the Chicago school undertaking. None other than bro. Bazdarich. As for bro. Krasich using this proposed trip to California as a personal build-up campaign, let me say that the Supreme Treasurer is known far and wide by all who are following his work and writings in the Zajedničar and needs no build-up in my estimation. Nor can I go along with bro. Mandich's conten tion that any competent individual or individuals in either Northern or Southern California could conduct a Training School on the strength of our Text Book of the moment. Any such individual would be the laughing stock of a Train ing School. I am for bros. Bella and Krasich to go to Cal ifornia because those who would attend Training Schools there deserve the best two experienced instructors. In conclusion let me say this: If anyone here can prove to me that either bro. Bella or bro. Krasich belittled, mini mized, or otherwise slighted, the Junior Order Department, its certificates, etc., during their conduct of the Chicago and Pittsburgh Area Schools, I will be the first to vote against sending either or both of them to California. Bro. Grasha I want to tell my side of what trans pired the morning of April 3, 1958, during the Executive Board meeting. I remember very well that bro. Krasich ex pressed himself as feeling that only 1 instructor should con duct the Chicago Training School. I, on the other hand, felt that two should go for the sake of a sense of security and, frankly, hoped the Executive Board would single me out as one of two instructors. When I left the meeting, no decision had been made as to who was or wasn't going to Chicago. That afternoon I was on my way to Buffalo with my family for the Easter weekend. Imagine my surprise when I re turned to the Home Office several days later to learn that an afternoon meeting of the Executive Board had been called April 3 in my absence and bros. Bella and Krasich selected to go to Chicago as the school instructors. Why was I as the Director of the Junior Order Department ig nored? Why am I being given the impression now that I am not wanted as a Training School instructor in California? Why this shabby treatment when all of you know that I never make trips in behalf of the CFU to profit personally, but always to do the very best I can for the Society? Why single me out for not attending the June 7 school here when all of us know that not every Executive Board member at tends every major CFU affair? Why, to this day, hasn't bro. Krasich given me a copy of the School Textbook? Bro. Krasich It seemed to me yesterday as I listened to the many talks on this matter that the discussions a mounted to "a battle of personalities." What we are ignor ing is this: Shall we proceed in a constructive manner wonderful program, or shall w» lull it among oui4 Bro. Grasha (Rising to Point of Privilege) I want has a higher financial value to again make it ver)' clear that I am not asking to be sent than was ever anticipated, to California as a Training School instructor. I stand on what I said: We don't need to send instructors there. The Text we have will enable leaders of the Northern and South ern Central Committees to conduct the classes in a satis factory manner. The CFU And You In Simple Language (Continued From Page 8) which is the property of the members of the Croatian Fraternal Union, at present Of course this will please all who have over the years been contributing their small shares toward the upkeep of the institution. But let us not lose sight of an even more important fact that the humanitarian val ue of the Children's Home by far exceeds its value in dollars and ccnt?! Or would it be considered old fashioned of us in this space day and age to say that love, tender care, pa i e n e u n e s a n i n a n guidance, as exemplified by the Home, cannot be bought for gold? The Home's Future True, there is no longer an urgent need for our Chil dren's Home. As for all this talk about so-called "indispensables" among us here, let me say that this is a waste of time. Do you know that the Executive Board not so long ago dis cussed the advisability of holding a Training School in which all of us as Supreme Board members and other Officials would participate? Does that sound like we believe in indis pensable people? Would such a Training School be below your dignity as members of the Supreme Board? Of course not. Every single one of us bar none has much to learn about the Society. Next, I want to answer bro. Grasha's complaint that I failed to give him a copy of our Text Book. He knew very well that we were compiling the book and that we had many members of our Clerical Staff bindng them in this very room. He could have picked up a copy without trouble. How ever, since he didn't, I want to tell him here and now that he was not intentionally slighted by any stretch of the imagination. The truth is that bro. Grasha was most coop erative when I asked him questions regarding the Junior Order Department and its place in the Text Book. I am grateful to this day for his cooperation, as I am to all Home Office department heads who aided me in preparing the Text Book. In fact, it was through this cooperation that I speak of that I convinced myself that any one or all three of the younger members of the Executive Board bros. Bella. Ovcarich and Grasha would make fine Training School instructors. Now, we have two choices here regarding the program we have been discussing here: 1) Hold gatherings of our lodge and nest leaders in the form of lectures, which would amount to nothing more than dry, listless, worthless meet ings and a sheer waste of time and money or 2) hold Train ing Schools on the order of those sponsored to date, gather ings which were lively, educational, productive, and far reaching in their scope. I think each of you here will be quick to agree that Training Schools are the one and only answer to our problems. No, I wouldn't mind at all if this Board decided to send bro. Grasha and myself to California as Training School instructors. I know that we would get along. But these un dertakings are still matters of presentation and they should be handled by those with at least some experience along the line. Finally, let me say here that after my experiences as an instructor during the Chicago and Pittsburgh Area Schools I am thoroughly convinced of the necessity of opening a Field Department at the Home Office and putting a com petent Director at the head of the project. When this is done, we can always send one of our Board members along with the Director and rest assured that any Training School they conduct will pay for itself many, many times over in the end. Once again, let me make it plain to every one of you that I am not seeking to be sent to California. Whatever your decision in the matter, it will find me in agreement and ready to cooperate with those chosen to carry out such a task. Noting that still others wished to speak on this sub ject, bro. Mandich recessed the meetings at this point and urged that the luncheon period be a short one in order to proceed with the business at hand. Agreed. Certainly the conditions which demanded its establish ment years ago no longer exist no longer pose a prob lem to organizations like ours. So. it is difficult to foresee the future of our Children's Home a* it exists today. However, we must give thought to the future of this institution and do so withput prejudice. We must seek a so lution to the problem with an open mind. And arrive at it during the Croatian Fraternal Union's 10th Nat'l Quadrennial Con vention, which is to be held in September of 1959 at De troit, Mich. We would welcome yoar thoughts along the line. NEXT: The Society's En dowment« at Age 85 and Age 65 Certificates: their co*t, benefits, options how to invest wisely is sound insurance. selves? Here we have spent all this time arguing over who should or shouldn't be sent to California when we could have utilized this valuable time in discussion aimed at a far more important matter how to better the School Text we have and thus assure better future Training Schools. Briefly, I want to say this about the April 3, 1958, Executive Board meeting which has become so important all of a sudden. We all agreed at that time as to who should be sent to Chicago and we all worked to prepare ourselves for those classes. The minutes of that meeting speak for themselves. Now, let me make it crystal clear that I am not in any way seeking any trip to California. I do not envy anyone chosen for such a task, for at best it will be an ordeal. Nor am I foolish enough myself to believe and try to convince you that I am physically able to attend every Training School. I desire only to make trips when they come under the heading of absolute necessities and to see others go out and represent the Croatian Fraternal Union whenever they can. Stephen F. Brkich, Recording Secretary Your Stake In America's Social Security Social Security Administration Room 305, Highland Building 121 South Highland Avenue Pittsburgh 6, Pennsylvania Please mail me the information booklets checked below: OASI-3J5 "Your Social Security". OASI-22 "Self Employment and Social Security". OASI-29 "If you are Disabled". OASI-21 "Do you have a Maid". OASI-23 "How Earnings affect Social Security Benefits Payments". OASI-30 "How to estimate your Social Security Payments".