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23 19 12 9 8 423 391,900 375 350,300 447 394,400 454 395,000 486 454,800 627 547,200 2 S 1 I 1 1 a a s (Rochester P. 10) I Page 9 \n\n Mata Kovacevich Top Business Writer Pa. m. Ohio Cal. Ind. Mich. Joseph Stanovich He Would Be No. 1 Hath Kovacevich, Joseph Stanovich Staging Pitched Battle To Emerge As Campaign's Leading Insurance Writer Canadian Recruiters Show No Signs Of Easing Pressure On Stateside Brethren As Two-Year Drive Starts Eleventh Lap By Michael Grasha, Chairman, Campaign Comm. PITTSBURGH Ten months of our two year mem bership drive have elapsed! They were ten gratifying, rec ord breaking, memorable months during which our dedica ted army of volunteer recruiters did themselves proud and enriched their Society by 4,824 new members. Here is the month by month statistical recapitulation of the new membership count and the insurance written: Month Mew Members January 461 February ... 538 March 514 April May June July August September October 499 457,500 Grand Totals .4,824 $4,257,900 Of these new members 3,993 were enrolled in the U. S. and 831 into Canadian lodges or nests. The adult department received 1,749 while 3,075 went into the Junior Order. Insurance-wise our U.S. affiliates accounted (or $3,454,300 in new coverage while Canada issued $803,600. The Junior Order took $2,169,900 of the total while the senior department received $2,088,000. The number of proposers grows ever larger and now stands at 1146. That is a self-appointed recruiting army that any organization would be proud to have and we certainly must be the envy of the fraternal world. We print elsewhere mi these pages the names of those who have earned 100 or more points. This list too grows ever larger and now numbers 94 campaigners. As is our custom, we cite here the names of our Big Ten—the standout activists ill circle, of outstanding per formers: Lode« Nam« City IM. 177 Math Kovacevich, Los Angeles, Cal. 1035 895 Danica Markusic, Schumacher, Ont. 32 882 2 John Baron, Benwood, W. Va .. 50 752 32 Franjo Rudar, Chicago, 111 .. 50 706 930 August Herceg, Schumacher, Ont. .. .. 37 672 975 Michael Mijatovich, Toronto, Ont .. 1$. 674 644 Joseph Stanovich, Hamilton, Ont 16* 634 288 George Balich, Indiana Harbor, Ind. ..'45 404 5 Michael Baich, Johnstown, Pa 2 354 70 Mary Julian, Chicago, 111 27 352 This listing too is most revealing and interesting. It embraces 4 Canadians and 6 Americans—a most surprising fact when we compare the Canadian-U.S. membership ratio Which is about 1:10. Our Canadians have again earned for themselves the plaudits of the entire CFU membership. This list shows us also that bro. Joseph Stanovich with his 168 points for the month was the top producer. In fact his total of insurance written thus far—$69,600 is second only to thaf of the top man, bro. Math Kova cevich, who has written up $88,500 to this point. From another standpoint—that of the number of members em rolled bro. Stanovich's 93 at the end of October is TOPS. Keeping in mind that the cost of the projected trip to Europe in 1960 will be 700 points we see that 4 of our cam paigners have already earned the trip and that bro. August Herceg with his 672 is very close to the goal. We are pleased to see that no one is relaxing however and that even those already well over the goal continue to work. We've checked also the state and provincial breakdown juid find that the 184 campaigners with 50 or more points are grouped as follows: Minn. W. V*. Colo. Mont. Neb. Utah New ImirMM $376,000 453,600 437,200 Wash. Wis. Conn. Mo. N. Mex. N. Y. We'?» powonnl)y sat oar sigMs on a 7—r sod «m1 «f Wye. 1 Canada Ont. 27 Que. 5 Going back to the month by month recruiting results, We must admit the obvious—the fact that there was some backsliding in October after that record high in September. Jn membership comparison the month was outclassed also by February and March. In the amount of new coverage •ales however only the spectacular performance of Septem ber eclipsed October's production. Rochester 85 In Huge Celebration Of 60th Milestone Charter Member And 50-Year Vets Hailed By Throng By Stephen F. Brkich English Editor PITTSBURGH During his nearly two decades of service on the CFU Home Office scene first as a Clerk, later as a Sports Di rector, and since 1948 as the English Editor of The Zajed ničar the writer attended numerous major functions sponsored by various Lodges, Nests, and Central Commit tees of the Society. On occasions, we were cast in the role of the "speaker of the day." On a great many others we were called on to serve as either the Master of Ceremo nies or Toastmaster as signments we take a partic ular liking to. But never have we presi ded over a CFU gathering to match the one which came to pass Saturday, Nov. 1, 1958, in East Rochester, Pa., under the aegis of the Society's Abraham Lincoln" Lodge 85. Looked Good On Paper Some time has elapsed since the officials and members of Lodge 85 decided to mark the 60th Anniversary this year of their Lodge. Once that decision was reached, it followed that the Lodge should also pay tribute to its sole surviving Charter Member and to all in its ranks with 50 or more years of membership in the Croa tian Fraternal Union. Later it was decreed 1) that a Banquet be held Nov. 1 at the East Roches ter firemen's Hail 2) that the English Editor of the Zajedničar be invited to act as the Toastmaster and 8) that a CFU Home Of fice official and high Bea ver County political leader be asked to address the cel ebrants. All of which looked good on paper. But many things have looked good on the pages of the Official Organ, only to "die at the gate" when the show played to a half-empty house. Happily, this was not to be the fate of the Lodge 85 fete of Nov. 1. A Surprising Turnout On the contrary, the lar gest banquet crowd in the history of the sponsoring membership turned out that night for the 60th Anniver sary celebration of "Abra ham Lincoln" Lodge 85. There were no empty seats around the tables in East Rochester's spacious i e men's Hall as the ladies of Lodge 85 set out to serve a home-cooked meal. Nor were the patrons "home grown.** No, they Chicagoan Fourth To Claim Trip To Yugoslavia NOVEMBER 12, 1958 South Omaha Members in Elections Dec. 7th SO. OMAHA, Neb. Cro atian Fraternal Union Lodge 101 will hold its annual elec tion of officers on Sunday, December 7. All members are urged to attend so that they may vote for the persons whom they think will best serve their lodge. The elections will be held after the regular pionthly meeting and refreshments will follow. George W. Furtich, Pres. Steve Galovich, Rec. George M. Kocsis, Sec'y. came from as far away as Rural Ridge, Pa., Balti o e, Md., Pittsburgh, Rankin, Pa., Ellwood City, Pa., Midland, Pa., and other CFU centers miles from East Rochester. Present also were delega tions from nearby Conway and Aliquippa, as well as rep resentatives from New Brigh ton, Beaver Falls, Rochester, and other local communities. Cynosure of All Eyes The Anniversary Banquet opened with an Invocation by Rev. Armand Yeaglin, Pas tor of St. Cecilia's R. C. Church, Rochester. President Margaret Zup sic of Lodge 85 then made the guests feel at home with a brief address of welcome. Dinner over, the writer as Toastmaster opened the program with the introduc tion of the Lodge's sole i surviving Charter Member, George Borkovich, and 6 of its 10 Fifty-Year-P 1 u s Members who were able to turn out for the occasion, Mara Rotart, Janko Zupcic, Juro Matesic, Ivan Banic, Franjo Hacko, and Peter Carević. Unable to attend due to failing health were Theodore Jackson, Juro Kasunic, Josip Modrusan, and David Korak. It was pointed out as these 11 veterans were being given a rousing, standing ovation that their membership in the Croatian Fraternal Union to taled 589 years! Prothonotary At Best The first of the two guest speakers was Anthony J. Ku bik, Prothonotary of Beaver County and widely known member and former officer of Aliquippa Lodge 423. Brief and to the point, bro. Kubik praised the evening's honorees for their many years of devotion to and faith in the Croatian Fraternal Union and thanked them for 6000 new members. With but 2 months of that period left we still need 1176. Admittedly, that is an ambitious goal. It means that we will have to average 588 new members each of the two months left It can be done if we all put our shoulders to the wheel. We appeal to each and every campaigner, those of you on our roll of honor, those who have not yet earned 50 points but are doing their best to get there and, yes, to every single CFU member, to get out and make a deter mined effort to find at least one new member. Our secretaries and nest managers have a special interest in the drive for in addition to the very generous proposer awards your Society gives you for the new member, you have the Membership Conservation and Per Capita awards to "shoot" for. The bigger your mem bership the bigger will be that extra award. Campaigners, your work thus far has been exemplary —a credit to you and your organization. Let's all now give that assignment just a little extra push and finish the year, and this first phase at the two-year campaign, in a blaze «k*T. Pennsylvania Fraternal Congress To Stage 47th Convention In Pittsburgh Duquesne University Tamburitzans Will Perform During Annual Convention Fete (Continued From Page 7) gress, November 18-19, the delegates will be given a de tailed report on our action in this respect, as well as on other important questions and matters which have come up, and which affect frater nal organizations in Penna. Banquet November 18 At these annual sessions of state fraternal congresses, only the delegates represent ing the member-societies have the privilege of speaking and voting however, any member may attend as a guest. Particularly in the case of fraternal societies in the con vention cities, it is customary for a number of lodge officers and members to attend as guests and spectators. 1 think it would be nice, and certainly proper, as well as beneficial, particu larly for our lodge officers, officials and rank-and-file members from the Pitts burgh area to attend the annual meeting of the e n n s y v a n i a a e n a Congress to be held later this month as guests. Registration of delegates and gnestV will take place Tuesday morning, Nov. 18, from 8:00 to 10:00 o'clock. The Congress will be called to order at 10:00 a.m. In the evening of the same in the same hotel, at which the guest speaker will be The Very Reverend Vernon F. Gallagher, President of the famous Duquesne University. During the banquet, the well-known Duquesne Univer sity Tamburitza Orchestra will furnish the music and will entertain all present with a one-hour show. Tickets Still Available I have appointed our Su preme Secretary, Brother Jo seph Bella, to be chairman of the Banquet Committee. All lodge officers, officials, and individual members who can attend, if not the sessions of the Congress, then at least the banquet in the evening, may contact Brother Bella for admission tickets. If a sufficient number of our members will attend and indicate their inten tions in time, we will en deavor to reserve a special table for our members. We would be pleased to see a nice number of our mem bers from the Pittsburgh area at the banquet, as well as dur ing the two-day session of the Congress, so that the members of our own Society can see what takes place at these meetings, and realize how important it is that the Croatian Fraternal Union be day, Tuesday, at 7:00, a Con- well represented in such State vention Banquet will be held, Congresses. Sick Benefit Dep't Explains Clauses Of Importance To Members 65 Or Older Dec. 31, 1947, and Jan. 1, 1948, Used In Ruling On Status Quo Of Aged Members By John Ovcarich, Sec'y. Sick Benefit Dep't. PITTSBURGH Recent weeks have found the Soci ety's Sick Benefit Dep't re ceiving a lot of mail from members who have already reached or are nearing the age of 65 years. Insured, of course, fer Sick Benefits, these mem bers seem uncertain regard ing their standing when they attain or surpass the age of 65 years. Some feel that once they reach 65 they are no longer entitled to Sick Benefits still others that they are entitled to only 50% of the present Sick Benefits when they reach this stage in life. In both cases, the opinions of these particular members are incorrect. Here are the facts which should guide all concerned in such cases. 1) All who joined the Soci ety on or before Dec. 31,1947, and were insured for Sick Benefits from the date of their acceptance, are entitled to Sick Benefits AFTER they reach the age of 65 years. 2) All those who became af filiated with the Croatian Fraternal Union on or after Jan. 1, 1948, and signed for such additional protection, ARE NOT eligible to receive Sick Benefits after attaining age 65. Nor are they required to pay dues for same after reaching the age in question. The latter case is very In Section 266 of the By-Laws of the Croa tian Fraternal Union. We are glad to bring these explanations before our Lodge Secretaries in particular and our American and Canadian members in general. Further, we trust that the explanations are clear and to the point. However, we will gladly answer any correspondence you may have regarding the matter and cooperate in clari fying anything the reader may have in mind. We are here to serve you. Conway Clubrooms To Be Scene Of Fish Fry CONWAY, Pa. The Lodge. 540 Croatian Home Clubrooms will be the scene Friday, Nov. 14 of a Fish Fry. Serving is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. and con tinue thereafter on an "aH you can eat" basis. Frying the fish will be experts versed in the arts. Take out orders will also be given prompt attention. Call the Club, tell the steward what you want, then come around and pick up your or der. Better yet, plan to come to the Club on Friday, Nov. 14, for a delicious meal, some ap propriate refreshments, and then stay with us for the Fri day night fights on television. Edward Kotevao, Pm. Milwaukee School Draws 65 Students Amazing Turnout Stuns Instructors (Continued From P. 7) tend the 55th Anniversary celebration and banquet of Lodge 255 which was held in the Sacred Heart Church Hall on N. 49th Street in Milwau kee. Here, too, the attendance was much more than the committee had anticipated with the result that the food ran out before everyone was fed. It is estimated that almost 300 people jammed the hall to pay their respects to Lodge 255, which was quite a tribute to the host Lodge. It was very pleasant to see an old custom still be ing observed by their mem bership, that is, each Lodge congregated at the en trance to the hall and marched to their respective tables in a body. Following this ceremony, the program is then officially opened, after which all those members who wish to remain purchase their banquet tic kets and receive their meal. During the meal, the mem bers were serenaded by the Elias Tamburitza Orchestra of Kenosha, who also provi ded the dance music after the banquet. All in all, I had a wonderful week-end in Milwaukee in the company of many old friends and quite a few new acquain tances. In conclusion, I wish to thank our Supreme Board Member, bro. Hinich and his family, and our old friend, bro. Mike Sostarich and his family, for the hospitality they extended to me during my stay in their fine city. New Flint Home A Going Concern Committee Ready For Nov. 16 Meet FLINT, Mich. The next regular meeting of Lodge 561 should prove to be one of the most interesting such gatherings in many months. The date, Sunday, Nov. 16. Scheduled to start at 2 p.m., the regular meeting will be devoted to the discussion and disposal of routine busi ness. Following this we will call to order a General Membership Meeting, at which time your Control ling Committee will give you a complete report on the progress made to date on our new Home. So many of you have shown such interest in your new Home that we feel a banner crowd will be on hand for this Sunday, Nov. 16, meet ing. Please be present and favor us with your suggestions and good counsel. Charles J. Marold, Sec'y. Trafford Nest Losing Manager As of Nov. 16 TRAFFORD, Pa. All members of CFU Lodge 541 are requested to attend the regular monthly meeting on Sunday, November 16. At that time it will be ne cessary to elect a new Nest Manager, due to the fact that bro. Joe Zegar has served notice that he will resign from this position, effective Sunday, November 16. It is the duty of every member to attend. Rudolph Mandich, Rec. 0 CO-OPERATION FOSTERS V UNITY TFrank Rudar Is Fourth To Claim Award of Awards Chicagoan Joins Growing List Of Campaign Winner« By Joseph Bella Campaign Secretary PITTSBURGH One bf one, slowly but surely, the months are passing by in osr current membership e a m paign and before we know a* realize it the campaign wfll be officially overs It's true that there are 14 more months remaining, which seems like a long ttm^ but when we stop and cons^ August Herceg Yugoslavia Or Bust der that 1959 is a convention year, one wonders just hem much time and effort will be devoted to the campaign next year. Therefore, the longer w delay our all-out efforts, the tougher will be the task of qualifying for a grand prize award as the deadline for the campaign starts creeping up on us. Since our last monthly re port to you, we had expected to add several more names to our list of 3 grand prize winners, but as it turned out the month of October pro duced only one such person. He is none other thaa the hard working brother Franjo Rudar of Lodge 82 in Chicago, who has finally reached the top rung of the ladder with 706 points, which represents 73 new members. We congratulate bro. Ru dar on becoming the 4th member of our qualified group, and we are more than certain that the membership of his lodge are also very proud of his achievement«. In scanning over the fig ures, we note that bro. Geo. Balich of Lodge 288 in Indi ana Harbor has now amassed 404 points to his credit, and he too should be among the winners in the States beforf too long. Crossing the border 1» our Canadian neighbors, we find another perpetual hard campaigner who al most made the grade but did pot have quite enough push to qualify as of this writing. He is bro. August Herceg of Lodge 930 in Schumacher, Ontario, who has 672 points to his credit. He too should be among the winners before long. We have two others who are well on their way in the persons of bro. Michael Mi jatovich of Lodge 975 in To ronto with 574 points and bro. Joseph Stanovich of Lodge 644 in Hamilton, who raised his total from 366 to 534 during October. There are many others who are inching their way to the top with each passing month, and we hope to single out as many individuals during the campaign as we possibly can, or as time and space will al low.