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Ctult Total
Junior 2,375 393 2,768
Senior 1,207 350 1,557
3,582 743
Philip Vukelich
John Ovcarich

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Martin Krasich
Michael Grasha

Success of Society's Campaign Drive
Amazing Leaders of Other Fraternals
Delegates At Nat'l Fraternal Congress
Praise CFU's Many, Varied Activities
By Michael Grasha, Campaign Committee Chairman
PITTSBURGH Amazing! Unbelievable! Just marve
lous! These are the superlatives used by the leaders of other
fraternal benefit societies in describing the progress and
many faceted activities of our Croatian Fraternal Union.
We've just had an opportunity to see these people at
the National Fraternal Congress meetings in Miami Beach,
Fla., and listen to their words of praise and wonderment,
for none who operate on the voluntary recruitment basis,
as do we, can even begin to compare with our membership
Had we had our end-of-September campaign results
we're certain that these people would have been even more
impressed. To be frank, even we were amazed at last month's
record breaking results. All we can say is we love you
campaigners—you're doing yourselves proud—you're mak
ing the CFU the envy of the fraternal world.
To give you a more vivid picture of the campaign drive's
progress to date here is the 9 month resume in membership
count and new insurance written:
Mew Members Vew Iniaruee
January 461 $376,000
February 538 453,600
March 514 437,200
April 428 391,900
May 875 350,300
June 447 394,400
July 454 395,000
August 486 454,800
September 627 547,200
4,325 $8,800,400
Needless to say this is a most gratifying graph of prog
ress. Equally obvious is the September production record of
627 new members and $547,200 new coverage. Were we to
average off the monthly production we'd find that it would
show 480.5 new members and $422,266 new protection.
If the remainder of the year continues to be as produc
tive we can safely look to that up-to-now always nebulous
goal of a 500 member monthly average and 6000 year end
total. With God's help and the continued outpouring of fra
ternal zeal as exemplified by our legion of recruiters this
fond dream can be realized.
Here is another potent picture of the year's recruiting
Hew Membership by Department sad Country
We have a total of 171 campaigners whose point score
lita reached 50 or more. This represents an increase of 28
during the month. In this category we have 140 American
and 31 Canadian pace setters—truly a fraternalist's dream
army of recruiters. As of Sept. 30 we had 1102 proposers on
our books—a flying corps of fraternalism's torch bearers
without peer!
Of this huge army we cite our Big Ten for the month:
Foiat Iae.
Name City lor Sept. Total
Math Kovacevich, Los Angele«, Calif. ..177 485 1035
Danica Markusic, Schumacher, Ont. .. .895 186 850
John Baron, Benwood, W. Va. 2 265 702
Franjo Rudar, Chicago, Dl 32 159 656
August Herceg, Schumacher, Ont» ...... 930 289 635
Michael Mijatovic, Toronto, Ont. 975 $3 556
Joseph Stanovich, Hamilton, Ont. ...644 129 366
George Balich, Indiana Harbor, Ind. 288 51 359
Michael Baich, Johnstown, Pa. 5 57 352
Mpuy Burma, Vancouver, B. 787 97 336
September, thus brought us another surprise in the up
setting of sister Markusic's month's long lead by bro. Kova
cevich who now becomes the undisputed ruler of the top po
sition. He accomplished this by upping his score by an as
tounding 485 points in one month. Our Mato is fast approach
ing the hundred thousand mark in new insurance written.
Probably by the time you read this he's very well over
that though on September 30 he had exactly $88,500, thus,
head and shoulders above the remainder of the field of
friendly competitors. May we have many more in the hun
dred thousand club before the year ends.
Sister Markusic, though dropping to second place re
mains firmly entrenched as the Canadian leader. We cannot
rule her out of top position for in the remaining three months
she may well again establish her supremacy. Look out bro.
Kovacevich! Bro. Baron of little Benwood completes the
trio of Grand Prize winners to date and did so by accounting
for 265 new points during the month. All ten of these ac
complished new miracles as their scores show. Bro. August
Herceg, another Canadian, also from Schumacher, turned
in an amazing 239 points during September.
There are now six others with a total of 800 or more
points: Bro. Frank Ivelich, L. 440, So. Chicago, with 326
Mary Julian, L. 70, Chicago, 325 Ivan Babich, L. 423,
Aliquippa 308 Filip Zebich L. 644, Mamilton, Ont. 307
Walter Papich, L. 679, Port Arthur, Ont. 302 Mike Go
lub, L. 126, Farrell, Pa. 300.
To these Top Ten, to the next six, to the 171 om our
honor roll of 50 or more points, to aH you 1102 who grace
our proposer lists and to the hundreds more who have since
or will yet bring in even one new awmber
from the bottom of our heart.
Mew Imaranee by Department •ad Country
V. S. Canada Total
Junior $1,672,700 $281,700 $1,954.400
Senior Increase 255,500 54,000 309,500
Senior New 1,152,000 384,500 1,536,500
$3,080,200 $720,200 $3,800,400
The three-quarter mark of this first year of the two
year drive has produced 4,325 new members of which 1,557
are adults and 2,768 junior recruits. The U.S. campaigners
brought in 3,582 while our Canadian CFU exponents account'
ed for 743. Translated into insurance written these statistics
are equally impressive and gratifying.
Monessen Ready
For School Meet
thank you
4-County Lodges
Prep For Classes
(Continued from Page 7)
They will bring with them
to Monessen copies of the
Training School Textbook for
the personal use of all accre
dited Lodge and Nest Dele
gates in attendance.
26 Lodges And Nests
The sponsoring Lodges and
Nests are domiciled in either
Fayette, Greene, Washington
or Westmoreland Counties.
Thirteen Lodges and as
many Nests are represen
ted in the Committee.
They are Uniontown Lodge
72 and Nest 32 Herminie
Lodge 142 and Nest 243
Monessen Lodge 194 and Nest
87 West Brownsville Lodge
307 and Nest 74 Donora
Lodge 327 and Nest 72
Greensburg Lodge 345 and
Nest 214 Cokeburg Lodge
354 and Nest 122 Mariana
Lodge 412 and Nest 255
Bentleyville Lodge 437 and
Nest 149 Slovan Lodge 548
and Nest 88 Masontown
Lodge 566 and Nest 125 Can
onsburg Lodge 567 and Nest
272 and Mather Lodge 633
and Nest 285.
The United 4-Oounty Lod
ges are also unique in that
Turn to page 8 for editorial,
"Three More Tests."
they sponsor their own week
ly radio program every Sun
day at 12:30 p.m. over Char
leroi Station WESA, 940 KC.
Time of The Essence
The School classes are, of
course, open to all interested
However, past experience
has taught the Home Office
that mass or large at
tendances tend to make the
work of the School Instruc
tors all the more difficult.
This is especially true in
the case of a one-day School,
where time is of the essence
from start to finish and the
instructors and their "stu
dents" must race the clock to
accomplish their respective
So it will be appreciated
if all who turn out in Mon
essen Sunday, Oct. 26, wiM
please bear in mind that
everything must be kept
moving on schedule.
Bros. Ovcarich and Vuke
lich are prepared to answet
any and all questions from
the floor provided same are
to the point and have a direct
bearing cm the School discus
sions Given that cooperation
they will keep the
moving •aoothly.
Johnstown Lodge Will
Stage Grape Dance On
Saturday, October 25
Rochus" Lodge 5 of the Cro
atian Fraternal Union will
inaugurate its fall and winter
social activities with the An
nual Berba Groždja Dance on
Saturday evening, October 25,
in the Croatian Hall.
This annual event draws
one of the largest crowds
during the fall social season
in Johnstown and this year's
affair will probably surpass
all previous events.
By reviving this age old
harvest festival dance, back
some years ago, the Johns
town lodge added another real
treat for its members and
friends to its social calendar.
Abie Labarko and his
Continental Cavaliers pro
mise a real night of fun for
all who attend.
Young barbecued pork will
head the list of refreshments
for the evening and the hall
will be beautifully decorated
with fall foliage and special
lighting effects.
Members and friends of
Lodge 5 and all other neigh
boring lodges are invited to
attend our Dance, come Octo
ber 25th.
OCTOBER 22, 1958
MILLIONS OF Americans, among them tens
of thousands of Croatian descent, will have an
opportunity Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1958, to cast a
ballot in a non-presidential year election which
F. M. Sopcich, Pres.
Mound City Singers
In Repeat Oct. U Of
Widely Acclaimed Ht
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
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.
Aa usual, the beet 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 6:90 p.m., at St.
Joseph's Croatian Hall, 12th
tad RuflMH Blvd.
Milwaukee Scene
Of Oct. 25 Class
Sup. Secretary
To Be Instructor
Continued From Page 7)
ping" to get the most out of
this School.'
Since it is to be an eve
ning affair, every minute
must be put to good use if the
"student body" is to go home
the better off for attending
the class.
Every accredited Lodge and
Nest Delegate will receive an
official Training School Text
book and all will be invited to
take part in the ???-and-An-
Joseph Bella
swers period which is to high
light the closing moments of
the gathering.
It would be appreciate'!
by bros. Bella and Hinich if
Turn to page 8 for editorial,
"The Year Ahead."
those concerned will limit
their questions to the
School discussions.
Finally, the Home Office of
the Croatian Fraternal Union
wishes to make it crystal
clear that every member in
terested in the Society is
most cordially invited to at
tend this School It is by no
means limited to Lodge and
Nest officers!
Youngstown Auxiliary
To Meet October 29th
The CFU Lodge 66 Croatian
Ladies Auxiliary will hold its
regular meeting on Wednes
day, October 29, at 7:30 p.m.
All members are urged to
attend this and all forthcom
ing sessions.
The undersigned would al
so like to take this opportu
nely to make a correction on
the statement concerning the
acceptance of new members,
made in the last auxiliary ar
New members are accepted
into the Auxiliary only during
tin flwt 6 months of the
is strewn with burning issues, bitter words, etc.
It is the duty of every CFF member, eligible
to do so, to vote without fail on Nov. 4. Vote
as you please. But vote!
New Detroit 351 Club
To Hold Masque Ball
Saturday, November 1
DETROIT, Mich. A Mas
querade Dance will be spon
sored by the newly organized
club, Young Adults of Lodge
351, on Saturday, November
1, at the new Croatian Home.
Festivities will begin at 9
p.m. and continue until 2:00
a.m., with music being fur
nished by a tamburitaa or
Three prizes will be a
warded for the most origi
nal costumes, and the 100th
person in costume to come
through the door will re
ceive a prize.
The young people will also
run the kitchen for the eve
ning, where there will be
plenty of Croatian food and
home baked goods, such as
pitas, tortes, and strudels.
There will be no admission
charge for this grand affair
but plenty of fun for all who
Members and friends alike
are invited to join us for an
evening of Halloween enter
Rochester Lodge
Will Honor Vets
Old Timers Prep
For Nov. 1 Fete
60th Anniversary of "Abra
ham Lincoln" Lodge 85 of the
Croatian Fraternal Union of
America will be observed in
fitting style Saturday, Nov. 1,
Plans call for the staging
that evening of a Banquet,
Program and Dance in the
East Rochester Firemen's
Hall at 4th and Lyons.
The Lodge's special guest
on the occasion will be bro.
George Borkovich, its only
surviving Charter Member,
and tribute is to be paid all
living 50-Year Members in
our midst.
Scheduled to speak will be a
representative from the CFU
Home Office and leading local
and county dignitaries.
Banquet tickets, which are
strictly limited in number,
may be obtained now from
any member of Lodge 85 or
by calling the undersigned at
SPruce 5-3359.
All CFU Lodges and other
organizations of our people
throughout Beaver County
are respectfully requested to
set Saturday, Nov. 1, 1958, a
side for this public salute to
the 60th Anniversary of
Lodge 85.
Milwaukee Tarns
In Debut Oct. 26
Youngsters Set
For Day of Days
Silver String Junior Tambur
itzans and the CFU Mothers
Club are looking forward to
October 26, when the Tam
mies will make their first pub
lic appearance during the 55th
Anniversary Celebration of
"Nada" CFU Lodge 255.
The celebration will take
place at the Sacred Heart
Croatian Center, 917 North
49th St., with the program
beginning at 2:30 p.m.
CFU Supreme Secretary Jo
seph Bella will be among the
guest speakers and there will
be plenty of refreshments and
dancing to the Charles Elias
Tam buri tzans after the pro
Ticket« may be bought
from the "Nada" members or
at the door on the 26th.
The parents of the young
sters have been meeting at
the home of the undersigned,
twice a week, where they
have been proudly sewing
costumes for their boys and
Detroit Classes
Two-Day Project
Windsor Members
Are Bid Welcome
(Continued from Page 7)
to representatives hailing
from more distant points in
the State of Michigan and
across the border in Windsor,
Ont., Canada.
Locally, we expect Dele
gates from Detroit Lodges.
351, 519, 717 and 920, and
Nests 318, 487, 510 and 567.
Welcome from Windsor,
our Canadian neighbors a
cross the river, are those
who wish to represent Lod
ges 638 and 952 and Nests
422 and 602.
Invited, too, are Delegates
from Dearborn Lodge 643
and Nest 369 Highland Park
Lodge 518 and Nest 120 Mon
roe Lodge 783 and Nest 464
and Paw Paw Lodge 634 and
Nest 321.
From the more distant
parts we would like to see
representatives from Battle
Creek Lodge 533 and Nest
153 Flint Lodge 561 and Nest
209 Wyandotte Lodge 640
and Kalamazoo Lodge 823
and Nest 188.
Those who wish may send
the names of their Lodge and
Nest Delegates to the writer
at 5040 Russell St., Detroit
11, Mich.
Or they may register for
the School on Saturday, Oct.
36, at 8:90 a.m.
Present OmpaN
'orn'nq Ahead Of
1957 Counterpart
Recruiters Able
To Turn Trick In
Face Of Recession
By Joseph Bella
Campaign Secretary
week's issue, our Editors did
a splendid job in publishing
many highlights of the pres
ent membership campaign, as
compared to last year at this
time, some of which we feel
merit repetition in a slightly
different manner.
o begin with, this
year's campaign for the
first 9 months, as compared
to last year, shows an in
crease of 333 new members
and $122,600.00 new insttP*
ance written.
This in itself is really
something to crow about in
spite of the fact that we were
hampered by a business re
cession a good part of the
year, and as yet have not
reached the normal stage.
Another interesting angle
which bears mentioning is
that our average insurance
coverage per new member is
steadily increasing each year,
which is a very healthy sign
in that it means our people
are becoming more insurance
minded. And that is as it
should be.
Wonderful Investment
Thus far, the average new
insurance coverage per mem
ber in both departments is
Breaking down the figures
a little further, we find the
average in the adult depart
ment at $987.00 (not taking
into consideration increases
of insurance) and $706.00 in
the juvenile department.
Even though the juvenile
department is showing im
provement in this field, we
feel that the average should
be much higher due to the
fact that the rates are the
lowest at the younger ages.
And the more insurance a
youngster has in his early
years means that he will have
that much more waiting for
him when it is needed the
most, his final years of edu
With this in mind, we urge
all our campaigners to use the
above facts as one of many
approaches in enrolling fu
ture youngsters into our
ranks by explaining to the
parents or grandparents the
advantages and importance
of maximum insurance cov
erage for their children when
they are young.
More Nearing Payoff
Getting back to the cam
paign itself, it appears almoet
certain that our 3 grand prize
winners will have some com
pany before the end of the
Nearing the goal are bro.
Franjo Rudar of Lodge 32
in Chicago, who has 656
points to his credit, bro.
August Herceg of Lodge
930 in Schumacher with
635 points and bro. Michael
Mijatovich of Lodge 975 in
Toronto with 556 points.
Rest assured that as soon
as any one of these qualify,
our membership shall be so
As has been mentioned
many times in the past during
the course of the campaign,
the results have been grati
fying and satisfactory, but
above all keep those larger a
mounts of insurance coming
in, especially fear the young

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