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Society Was 930 975 32 2 644 288 787 126 During '58 1 ... k By New Insurant-* 454.800 6095 $5,350,200 UiKI ^21 a.:. vO, 1 "ZAJEDNIČAR" the Tamburitzans 9x1 early, S and Pete v CHICAGO "Hrvatska at ttat 1959 in «°°d fashion 1VU1£ by helP" Frank Sobditch 111 C1 ies^ W'M. 1 \vU \n\n Enriched Month New Member«. 6,095 Members, $5,350,200 Coverage Math Kovacevich and Danica Markusic Out To Defend 1958 Recruiting Crowns During Second Half of Two-Year Drive By Michael rash a, Chairman, Campaign Committee PITTSBURGH Campaign statistics for December? Why sure, and it's a pleasure to give them to you 701 new members. $579.600 new insurance protection written up in but one month. We've gone over the top achieved what at times during the year, looked very much like a nebulous goal 6000 new members. Yes. achieved and surpassed by 95 to give us an amazing 6,095 new affiliates and $5.350.,200 in new coverage. A year's crusade in fraternalism most gloriously con cluded can best be depicted by citing here the amazing month-by-month resume of recruiting results: January 461 $367,000 February 538 453,600 March 514 437,200 April 423 391.900 May 375 850.300 June 447 394,400 July 454 895,000 August 48(5 September 627 547.200 October 499 457,500 November 570 512,700 December 701 579,600 As was our custom during the year we again give here top billing to ooir Big Ten: Lodge Name CHty Points 177 Math Kovacevich, Los Angeles, Calif 1213 895 Danica Markusich. Schumacher, Ont 980 August Herceg, Schumacher, Ont. 877 Michael Mijatovich, Toronto, Ont 831 Franjo Rudar, Chicago, 111 806 John Baron, Benwood, W. Va 766 Joseph Stanovich, Hamilton, Ont 646 George Balich. Ind. Harbor, Ind 612 Mary Burma, Vancouver, B. 428 Mike Golub, Farrell, Pa 420 Interesting and worthy of note is the fact here that of the ten top recruiters exactly one half of them are Cana dians. Six of them have now qualified for the trip to Eur ope and here again half of these are Canadians and half U. S. citizens. Considering the disparity of Canadian-U. S. membership at about one to ten, this recruiting performance of our campaigners north of the border borders on the astonishing. To these standouts as well as to the other thirteen hundred activists who helped make recruiting history In 1958 we can, at best, inadequately express a most de serving acknowledgement of appreciation. You are a fratemalist's dream army of volunteer recruiters. You've made our fraternal precepts come to life, vibrant and worthwhile! With this we conclude December's campagin recapitula tion. This is not. however, the final say so on that wonder ful 1958 recruiting job. We are happy to announce that our fellow officers and officials unanimously accepted our proposal that we give our campaigners—all of them—a unique and fitting recognition by dedicating one entire issue of the Zajedničar to the accomplishments of the year just ended and to those who made it possible. Our editors bros. Brkich and Vukelich will, in their usual competent manner, do an exemplary jobi That issue of the official organ (to appear in a week or so) will carry the names of every single proposer—1291 of them—plus an appropriate commentary from each and every officer and official at headquarters. We are all in firm agreement that your record achievement in 1958 de serves this special attention. We hope, nay, we know, that in the current v^ar you will do as well, if not better! From the foregoing it is obvious that our campaigners were intent on fulfilling that 6000 member goal. The results dt the end of November made it imperative that at least 606 new members be found in the final month of the year. In a renewed spurt of fraternal zeal they did better than that, better in fact than in any previous month, they proved them selves indefatigable exponents of fraternalism. 1959, to succeed himself as the Insurance Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Mr. Smith was first appointed to the cabinet position four years ago by then Gov. George M. Leader and reappointed Dec. 23. 1958, bv now Gov. David L. Lawrence, former Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh. between 'to festivities. The Junior THE PARENTS' Tamburitza Orchestra which will take part in the "Night In Zagreb" fiesta to be held Sunday, Feb. 1, 1959, by the Pittsburgh Junior Tamburitzans in the United Steel workers Hall at 2325 East Carson. S. S. Pittsburgh. These Continuous Entertainment Sunday, February 1st Director Matt L. Gouze has drawn on his long and rich experience to prepare a program of fine musical taste fea turing talented soloists, folkf ballet dancers and tamburitza come for a very entertaining orchestra, all in picturesque evening. costume, performing in the typical Gouze style which has made the tamburitza beloved and famous in America. Matt Gouze has moved to Detroit and has a fine group of vivid young per formers who are attending the various colleges and universities of Detroit on special scholarships provi ded by the ensemble. They literally play, sing and dance their way through college. Each year the group has fall training in northern Min nesota, The Paul Bunyanland, where under expert teachers, choreographers and stage di rectors headed by producing director Matt Gouze, they put together the season's show, a very delightful and highly en tertaining performance. Their program is not a strict concert or dance reci tal, but rather a fast moving American type "musical pro duction" with intriguing Tam buritza arrangements, superb singing, and stylized folk bal let and folk dancing. Essentially south Europe an, beginning in Tamburitza Land Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia the music, singing, and dancing, all in colorful costumes, includes many na tionalities, plus Tamburitzans in modern American scenes for a finale setting. Thrill For Juniors Our membership in Gary has not had a musical pro duction since last Spring and we feel that February 8th, being the last Sunday before the beginning of Lent, will be an ideal time for everyone to Pittsburgh Junior Tammies Await "Night In Zagreb" Fiesta PITTSBURGH—The Pitts- will face some strong "com burgh Junior Tamburitzans petition" in the persons of the will sponsor their 1st Annual new Parents Tamburitza Or "Night In Zagreb" fete Sun- chestra and the Javor Tam day, Feb. 1, in the United, buritza Orchestra. The parents of the young sters organized their own en- Steelworkers Hall, 2325 East Carson, S. S. Pittsburgh. There will be entertainment from 7 p.m. to make their public debut dur midnight, With a special half ing the Feb. 1 frolic. hour program sandwiched in Members of the new highlight musical group are Joseph Spehar, Joseph Kesich, Lou Milkovich, Edward Spehar, Gary Lodge 170 Members Will Stage Pre-Lenten Concert And Dance Feb. 8 Detroit All-University Tamburitzans To Bring Two-Hour Show To Croatian Center GARYj Ind. Matt Gouze's Detroit All-University Tamburitzans will present a two-hour sparkling musical production Sunday evening, February 8th, in the Croatian Center, 3679 Broadway, Gary, at 6:30 p.m. sharp, spon-| sored by the "Croatian Sons" Lodge 170, CFU. This also will be an ideal program to bring out the youngsters of Nest 10, es pecially the ones that are studying singing, dancing, and are enrolled in our new Junior Tamburitza ensem ble, so that they can see and hear the music which we are endeavoring to teach them. It will be inspiration for both young and old and will give all a new impetus to Iwork hard as our goal is to perpetuate the fine Croatian songs, both instrumental and choral. Tickets Going Fast Following the program the Tamburitzan Combo will pro vide very lively music for dancing. Being a highly ver satile group they will endea vor to provide music to please all present. Tickets can be obtained from William Vician, chair man Pauline Stotz, Nest Manager and Sylvia Nik sic, lodge secretary as well as, from the numerous members who are assisting in the advance sale. Please get your tickets as this will be too fine of a program to miss. We invite all our members and friends both near and far to be with us for this spark ling Pre-Lenten evening en tertainment which will be one of the finest events in our colony. Sylvia Niksie, Secy. O CO-OPERATION FOSTERS 0 UNITY They will find the place continuous semble some time ago and will done up in Old World style The event will take place and the host groups .provid-1 for the year 1959. I Hill accept payment dues at the regular lodge meetings which are held the second Sunday of each month, at our Home on 199 Lowellville Road, from 1:00 p.m., until the conclusion of the meeting. If for any reason you are The preparations com mittee will work conscien tiously to see that there is plenty of barbecued lamb and other refreshments a vailable. We therefore invite all our members, friends and tourists in the Miami area to join us for an afternoon of tambur itza entertainment and friend ly conversation with our people. Chicago 582 Juniors Treated By Oldsters CHICAGO, 111. "Hrvat ska Vila" CFU Lodge 30 and Nest 582 held their Christmas Party on Sunday, December 14,1958. There were games played with prizes awarded and refreshments were served to all. Gifts were also given to all tiie children. We wish to thank everyone who came to the party as well as those who helped, in any way, to make the affair the success it was. "oldsters" found themselves so enthralled during the weekly rehearsals of the Junior Tamburitzans that they decided to f'o something about it start an orchestra of their own. They will be making their public debut February 1. Mark Vranich, Stiscak. Patrons are in prise when they cross threshold of the United Steel workers Hall on Sunday. Barbara Duda, Secy. Chicago 32 Dance To Be Staged Jan. 31 In American Legion Hail for a sur- Sloboda" CFU Lodge 32 Ath the letic Club will stage one of the largest and gayest Cos- tume Balls ever to be held on Saturday, January 31. It should be quite a night! John Gregurich, Publicity Struthers Secretary Details D'ses Schedule the American Legion Hall, ing table service to make life 15510 w. 25th St., in Cicero, worth living for a few delight- beginning at 8:00 p.m ful hours. All groups and singles in costumes are kindly asked to come early so that all those attending can fully appreciate and learn the or igin of their costumes. We invite everyone, young and old, to join us for this rare evening of entertain- STRUTHERS, Ohio This is to inform the members of "Sveti Josip" CFU Lodge 504 ment. that I, the undersigned, have A large hall with plenty of been elected Lodge Secretary 1 parking area has been rented to assure everyone of the ut most convenience. Luka Biondic Cleveland SicHv In Veliki Pašnik Social CLEVELAND, Ohio The Altar Society of St. Nicholas o a i a n e e k a o i unable to come to the meet- Qhurch will sponsor a pre- mg to pay your dues, you may contact me at my home, 37 Katherine Street, Struth ers, phone PL. 5-9196. Miller Zaluski, Secy. Miami Lodge 982 Set For Day In Outdoors MIAMI, Fla. CFU Lodge 982 will stage its first Picnic of the season in sunny Flori da on Sunday, February 1, at Lena's Motel, 209 Street, Bis cayne Blvd. len ten Dance on Sunday, Feb ruary 8, for "Veliki Fašnik." The dance will be held in the Church Auditorium at E. 36th and Superior Avenue from 7:30 p.m. until midnight. Music will be furnished by the Kasunic Brothers Orchestra and admission will be nominal. e e s e n s w i e served and plenty of fun will be in store for all who attend. An invitation is extended to all Society members, pa rishioners, and friends of St. Nicholas Church. THE CHARLES CUBELIC Duquesne Univer sity Tamburitzans Alumni Combo which .will be fMinn| thy nntinrtftUifni aohednled to msAs tikt America's Polka King In Johnstown Sunday, Feb. 1st, For Benefit Dance Friends And Admirers of Joe Gregorich Can Do Good Deed By Attending Big Fete JOHNSTOWN, Pa. As the glitter and glamor of the holiday season subsided CFU Lodge 5 turned its heart to charity and joined the Sher idan Athletic Club to come to the aid of a fellow member, who for some twenty years saw Christmas come and go from the confines of his sick bed in the home of his aged mother. This man Is Joey Grego rich, who has been a mem-, ber of the Croatian Frater nal Union since his child hood. Our attention was called to the plight of bro. Gregorich, who is now in his forties, by a fellow member and Presi- dent of the Johnstown sports' himself, but about his mother, club Sheridan A.C., Mr. Mi chael Perich. Steps were immediately ta ken to come to the aid of this unfortunate victim of the dreaded Burgess Disease. Twenty years ago Joey, as We paid Joey a visit and found a man who welcomed us with a smile, the same smile that was characteristic about Joey i n his football playing days, when he was hit by boys like Toby Uansa and others who formed Art Roo ney's Pittsburgh Majesties, the Rox Rangers and other semi-pro teams of that era. The smile brought back to tackled him. Despite his prolonged ill ness we found him not a type of person who delights in parading his troubles not one who insists he has been shortchanged in his blessings not a chronic wailer who hasn't a tjiing to be thankful for or one who carries a crying towel. January 28, 1959 much of his time in bed. He lost most of his left leg and the right one is showing signs of infection. His arms and hands are ailing with arthri tis. His eyes, however tell the real story when the sparkle fades. They reflect all the pains, fear, and sorrow that have been crowded into ths last twenty years. The same Is true with Jo ey's aged mother. There, too, the years of sorrow and an xiety left an indelible mark. Yes, lady luck seems to have deserted Joey, but it failed to dampen his spirit or wipe the smile from his fa e. Not once during our vi sit had he complained or ask for any aid but we saw that Joey needs our help, your hf'n. He certainly was thrilled to know that he was re membered by his friends and really show ed signs of gratitude. Our visit meant a lot to him and his moth er. Joey doesn't worry about and wonders how long she can keep up the pace. The doctors five him little hope and he says it's all in the hands of God. After our visit we' decided he is known to his many friends, was a stalwart ath lete. Then the crippling dis ease struck, disabling him for life. something must be done, and done soon, to take care, of his mounting medical bills and other expenses. We have scheduled a Bene fit Dance to be held Sunday, February 1, in the Croatian Hall on Broad St. at 8 p.m. Frank Yankovic and his Yanks have been booked for the occasion and no stones will be left unturned to make this a real benefit. A floor show is being planned and tile dance will be televised. Tickets for the event may be bought at the Croatia* Hall, Sheridan A.C., and from us many memories of when Joey was hit hard on the -»embers of the two sponsor gridiron, but always came up with a smile and a pat on the back with a word of congra tulations to the man who mg organizations. They will also be mailed if so requested. This is your chance to start inga member and friend who really needs a friend. So let's all open up our heart and purse strings to help a fellow who just can't help but smile. We are sure he will appreciate everything and remember you in his prayers. Farm Diets Better Studies show that farm Instead we found a fellow diets are better in most nu wKo for the life of him can't ^ia." those °f the folks keep a grin from creasing his shallow cheeks. He made us ihe Gospel Truth feel that he's all the tonic we There is a simplicity a needed to go away counting bout the Christian gospel our blessings and be glad we which is at one and the same ,. tune inspiring and disconcert were alive. Lately, Joey has spent Earl L. Douglas guests attending the Croatian Fraternal Union Schothrship Foundation Dinner to be held Sun- day* Feb. 1, in the Etna, Pa* Lodge 4 Home.