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Cathy Frankovic born V« «n hara to «r*a jro*. gala New Moot joyable »»wring r,- me mcar i v o n u e and i en gaged visited ing in gala New Year's 1 the voring to win goslavia. TIME a group of the that 67 in of (Fourteenth In a Series) 4* .• who E N I S S E I O N II verY A /t te.iT \n\n 10th Convention September, 1950 Detroit, Michig&it SIX PAGES Cathy Frankovic Lodge 25 Member School Teacher Of Near Future McKEESPORT, Pa. Cro atian Fraternal Union Lodge 25 had the pleasure, recently, of welcoming into its ranks Miss Cathy Frankovic, a transferee from Nest 37. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Frankovic of 408 Her hobbies include singing and listening to records. Bow ling with the Modern Lan guage Club at school also rates high among her activi ties. Other transferees admitted into Lodge 25 this year were Toni Lee Klasnich, Michele Brletic, Catherine S o k a n, Mildred Zrinscak, Lois Brie tic, and Edward Rendulic. We wish to extend congra tulations to the youngster« Mid their parents for recog nizing the CFU as a promi nent organization. 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 '|y John Ovcarlch Ifcick Benefit Sec'jr. PITTSBURGH Recent Weeks have found the Soci r#y's Sick Benefit Dep't re ifciving a lot of mafl from members who have already reached or are nearing the age of 65 years. Insured, of course, for 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 leach 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 10 these particular mentbars ire incorrect. Here Are Hie Facts Here are the facta which Should guide all concerned in •tich cases. 1) All who joined the Soci ety on or before Dec. 31,1947, and were insured for Sick Benefit« ten the data Indiana Harbor Club Members To Fete John Brozovich On Sunday, Jan. 18th North Township Trustee Will Bask In Limelight During Testimonial Banquet INDIANA HARBOR, Ind. Arrangements are devel oping rapidly for the Testi monial Banquet to be held Sunday, Jan. 18, 1959, in honor of John Brozovich by the members of the Croatian Democratic Political Club and the Adriatic Club. The fete, to be staged in the Croatian Home, 4033 Main 1st., will be a public celebra tion of bro. Brozovich's suc cessful run Nov. 4, 1958, for the office of North Township Trustee. He has been this communi ty's highly efficient Street Commissioner for the past seven years and is one of the best known and most respec ted Americans of Croatian de scent in the Calumet Region. Roanoke St., she was on November 23, 1941. She is a senior at McKeee port High School, where she id taking the College Prep course. Cathy hopes to be accep ted into California State Teachers College and ful fill her desire to become an elementary school teacher. An extra special event dur ing the meeting was the pre sentation of two 50-Year CFU Membership pins by our Pres ident, Joseph Bozurich. One was awarded to his father, bro. Stephen Bozurich, and the other to sis. Ljuba Levin sky. We are proud to have both of them as our members. O u e e s i a e n dance at meetings has hit a new low so we voted to try a shot in the arm for improve ment. We will be giving a $5.00 door prise at each meeting, 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 attkining age 65. Nor are they required to pay dues for same after reaching the age in question. The latter case is very clearly stated in Section 266 of the By-Laws of the Croa tian Fraternal Union. Correspondence Welcome We are glad to bring these explanation* before our Lodge Secretaries in particular and our American and Canadian members in general. Further, we trust tint the explanations are dear 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. By joint decision, the members of the host Club« have invited English Edi tor of the Zajedničar Ste phen F. Brkich, Pittsburgh, to speak on the occasion. His acceptance will come to mark bro. Brkich's first speaking appearance in this area. Tickets for this Jan. 18, 1959, Testimonial are now a vailable and may be obtained from any member of the Cro atian Democratic Political Club or the Adriatic Club. Canton Lodge 514 Members Supporting Society's Scholarship Foundation, Inc. New Officers Promise Fellow Members Year of Action As 1959 Enters Picture CANTON, Ohio C.F.U. Lodge 514 held its regular and annual meetings on De cember 10, 1958. Rules and regulations were voted on and remain the same. Testimonial Comm. putting in only the names of members who attend. If this does not improve the attendance within six months we will cancel same. We also decided to place a donation box on our Secreta ry's table during meetings, and in a prominent place dur ing social affairs, to receive any contributions a person might give towards the CFU Scholarship Fund. The election of officers was also held with the following being elected: President Mi chael Drozda Vice President Joseph Bozurich Secretary Andy Vrane Treasurer Peter Kostenjac Recorder Harriet Bozurich Sports Director John Pujazon and Nest Man ager Florence Comsia. The Entertainment Com mittee will consist at Millie Jacksich, Chairman, and John Comsia, John Pujazon, Jo seph Turkal, Emil Mil kovic, Kati Koskovich, and Theresa and Louis Marich. John Comsia, as Chair man, and Louis Marich, Frank Bosric, Emil Mllko vie, and John Pujanm will serve on the Auditing Com mittee. Following the meetings there was a pleasant hour of Trafford Members To Make Merry Dec. 31st lodge 541 Quarters TRAFFORD, Pa. Croa tian Fraternal Union Lodge 541 will sponsor a Tear's Eve Party and Dance on December 31 from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Music will be furnished by the Sloboda Tamburttaa Orchestra, which special ises in pleasing the listen ing and dancing audience at every affair. We cordially invite all of our members and friends from this and surrounding arpas to come and spend a Official Organ Croatian Fraternal Union of America Pvt. John Hure Now In Germany WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER SI, 1958 Trip To Yugoslavia, Caribbean Cruise Top 1959 Issues Proud Son Of Ace Campaigner REEDLEY, Calif. Pic tured is Pvt. Johnny F. Hure, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike B. Hure, 25310 E. Floral Ave., They may also be pro cured in the Croatian Home. ^ho recently arrived in Ger Inasmuch as all indications point to a sell-out house, it is suggested that reservations be made immediately. many and is now a member of the 14th Armored Cavalry. Assigned o cavalry's personnel office, Pvt. Hure entered the Army last April and completed basic train ing at Fort Ord. He is a 1954 graduate of Dinuba High School and at tended College of Sequoias. His parents, brother, and he are all devoted members of CFU Lodge 730 and his mother is presently serving as Lodge Secretary. Cokeburg Croat Hone To Be Scene Dec. 31st Of Holiday Eve Frolic COKEBURG, Pa. "St George" Lodge 354 of the Croatian Fraternal Union will sponsor a conversation with drinks, Our Tamburitzans will he gin entertaining promptly at 10:30 p.m. and will continue until the wee hours of New Year's Day. In keeping with the cel ebration, there will be hats, noise makers, and all kinds of articles distributed to our members and friends who will be in attendance. Lodge 354 will bring in the New Year with a traditional rip roaring party, which we have been noted for since the opening o our Croatian Home. Members and friends axe oordially invited to attend. HOSPITALIZED child ren and war veterans In the Greater Pittsburgh Area were cheered dur ing the recent holiday* by groups of Croat tamburitzann, kolo dancers, and singers. Shown Seeing Is Believing An American In Yugoslavia The writer U to Sept. 10, 1956,. as the Canadian members of Oh, yes, Mrs. Hure has for the past two years been one of the Croatian Fraternal Union's foremost Membership Campaign recruiters. party jn the Social Room sandwiches, and baked beans, donated by Millie Jacksich. Harriet Bozurich, Rec. of the Croatian Home. This year, as in past years, our very own Blue Eagle Tam burit sa Orchestra of Cokeburg will furnish the mu sic. This part of Yugoslavia Is known as "The Riviera of Kvarner." It is on the eastern coast of Istria, at the foot of Mount Učka, and runs some 10 miles in length. Opatija, 7 miles removed from the great Yugoslav sea port at Rijeka, is situated be tween picturesque Volosko and the excursion center of Icići and lies at the foot of Mount Veprinac. In its vicini ty are such resort "magnets" as Ika, Medveja, Mošćenička Draga and Lovran. Located 4 miles from Opa tija, Lovran is the oldest set- OPTIMISM PREVAILS AS YEAR 1959 DAWNS toured through much of Yugoslavia from Aug. leader of controversial country American Croatian Fraternal Union CFU's two-year Membership Campaign and endea the Grand Prise Award By STEPHEN F. BRKICH Editor, English Section, Zajedničar WAS FINALLY beginning to run out on the Cro atian Fraternal Union's "Boat Group" of American and Canadian members who visited Yugoslavia last Summer (1956). It was now Monday, Aug. 27, 1956, and only three days remained on the conducted tour schedule but what enjoyable, memorable days they were to be for the entourage! At this "beginning of the end," the fifty visitors were housed in exotic Opatija, a resort center on the Gulf of Kvarner which is the tourist? pride of Yugoslavia and the' from the thick growth of lau mecca of thousands of people annually from all parts of Europe, Great Britain, and other sectors of the world. tlement on the Istri an Coast. It was founded in the 9th i plenty of fun 0tWu7 nd daiivaaita nun« I mantate all. a 1960 visit to Yu rel surrounding the country side (lovor is the Croatian •word for laurel). Here may be seen medieval towers, a church dating back to the 12th Century, modern hotels and villas, and two of the finest bathing beaches on the Continent. Professor Speaks Mind Opatija, which means "Ab (An American -P. 10) Akron Club Members To Raise Ned Dec 31 AKRON, Ohio The Cro atian American Club, 798 Grant St, will be the scene of a gala New Year's Eve Dance. Music for the occasion will be provided by the Posega Tambur i tza Orchestra of Youngstown and there will be and refresh- Chi Sports Club Plans Masque Ball Lodge 32 Members To Cavort Jan. 31 CHICAGO, 111. Line up your baby sitters, plan your costumes, and make ready for a gala evening Saturday, Jan uary 31. Southern Europe. Follow his return to the States, he penned a series of 20 articles covering the tour for the enjoyment of the Society'-« younger American and Canadian born members. These articles are being repeated at this time for the edification of those currently en This is the day of the "Slo boda" CFU Lodge 32 Athle tic Club Annual Masquerade Ball at the American Legion!are Hall, 5510 West 25th St., Ci cero, HI. There will be plenty of parking space available. Two bands will be fea tured, one American and One tamburitza, and there will be plenty of prizes for the best costumes and fun for all. Many entertaining extras are being planned by the com mittee, so buy your ticket now from any club member or contact Ed Vucinic, Masque rade Chairman, Hemlock 4 2554, or Ticket Chairman, Cel Boulanger, Walbrook 5-9739. Dolores Hanacek, Pub. O CO-OPERATION FOSTERS U UNITY Established 1929 here an they regaled the wards of the Children's Hospital are, left to right, Ann Simunovic, Barbara Simunovic, Lillian Vinski, Vi Rupar cic, Nancy Ritz, Nadine Dvorak, Neva (Jsmianl. PAGE SEVEN Tour Groups Will Be Decided In '59 Year Left To Hit Campaign Jackpots Michael Grasha Chairman, Camp. Comm. PITTSBURGH A leader in a big fraternal benefit so ciety and in the Fraternal Congress recently st a e that: "The day is long past when an 'Every Member Get A Member' campaign can be successful." He, of course was definitely NOT speaking for the CFU. Had he been following our regular end-of-month cam paign reports he'd have cer tainly qualified his generali zation to exclude the Croa tian Fraternal Union for we ... Josephine Ozholt definitely progrese- ing on a Member Get Conway Lodge 540 Club's Trophy Room Scene Dec 31 of New Year's Eve Party Don Knezevich's Orchestra To Furnish Music During Night-Long Salute To 1959 CONWAY, Pa. The Tro phy Room of the CFU Lodge 540 Croatian Club will be the soene Wednesday, Dec. 31, of a gala New Year's Eve Party. Don Knezevich's Orchestra will provide the music for the festivities and start enter taining the guests as early as 9:30 p.m. Noisemakers, hats, and other "musts" befitting the occasion will be provided at the proper time. Awaiting those who tom Member basis. During the year Just completed some 15 hundred v o u n e e e u i e s thought enough of their Society to bring 6000 new members into its fold and when we realize that the field of prospects is re stricted we must admit that this campaign accomplish ment was indeed a singular achievement. With us fra tern ali sm is still a two way street the Soci ety gladly giving peerless ben efits to a membership which in turn is motivated by lore of organization to the point (Letters From P. 9) —•t out for this roaring wel come to the New Year wQl be a Wide variety of both solid Mid liquid refresh ments. In fact, nothing has been left undone to make this the biggest such New Year's Eve Party in Beaver County and it is expected that a sell-out crowd will be on deck to prova that Conway's brand of CFU hospitality is the finest in the Iffy* Edward Kutevacv Pwk.