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Honw Office«
Spring's Here
Daijutu i.la.Lkfusic
Marquis Childs
Society "Ja­
f* fi
Service* 'n Alaska
John A. Bozic
đrea Bircsak(
Habsburg Empire, emphasiz
Trumbić. Who represented, ..F]rst
of we the
and slovene8 declar(
April 8, 1959
I?,°zafrt,,Park Hal1'
,, i Wheeling, West Virginia,
the CFU's 10th
kindnesg and

Pittsburgh, PenasylviMii*
Step Forward
Now another step has been taken in the
right direction with the announcement that
the Croatian Fraternal Union's 10th Nat'l
Quadrennial Convention will take place
Sept. 21-26, in the City of Detroit, Michi
gan, to pare to six (6) the number of actual
paid working days.
It is also expected that the Detroit Con
vention will be less costly than were its Los
Angeles ($175,056) and Philadelphia
($167,521) predecessors of 1951 and 1955,
thanks to the cut from 8 to 6 in the num
ber of day work cycles.
Who can possibly be in opposition to any
Convention which is designed to save time
and more important money?
We can only wonder.
ANALYSIS of the 1958 opera-
I tions of the Society, the actuarial firm
of Harley N. Bruce and Associates, Chicago,
had this to say about Conventions of the
Croatian Fraternal Union:
"A concerted effort should be made to
limit the duration of the Convention. The
Croatian Fraternal Union's Conventions are
excessive in length and serve no real useful
purpose except to provide some Delegates
with a paid vacation.
The Croatian Fraternal
Union has the longest
Conventions of any fra
ternal with which we
are associated. We are confident that they
can be shortened if a serious effort is made
in that direction."
Which is hardly complimentary to the
Society as a whole, for we are told in sc
many words and this by neutral obser
vers that the Croat penchant for long
drawn out Conventions serves no usefu
purpose save that of providing some Dele
gates with well paid vacations, days and
nights on the town costing hundreds of
thousands of dollars.
Steps in the direction suggested by
the Chicago actuarial experts were taken
in connection with the Society's Los An
geles Convention of 1951 and its Philadel
phia Convention of 1955.
Both were to consume no more than
eight (8) working days in spite of the fact
that they were held at the opposite sides of
the United States and conceivably but
not excusably might have been "held
over a day or two, or three," to give the
more distant Delegates a chance to catch
their breaths and take in the sights.
MAJOR CFU social functions
are scheduled to take place Sunday,
April 12, 1959, to prove that Spring is here
to stay and herald the year-long celebra
tion in the United States and Canada of the
Society's 65th Anniversary.
In Youngstown, Ohio, the United Ma
honing Valley Lodges are to hold a Ban
quet and Program by way of commemorat
ing this milestone in the history of the So
In Cleveland, Ohio, 33 members of Lodge
14 affiliated 50 or more years with the
Croatian Fraternal Union will be the center
of attraction during a long planned Testi
monial Dinner and Program.
Moving westward, the same day will
find the members of West Allis, Wise.,
Lodge 391 celebrating the Golden Anniver
sary of the affiliation of their ranks with
the Croatian Fraternal Union and the 65th
birthday of the Society itself.
To all, best wishes for success.
Sunday, April 12, 1958, will also see
the members of "St. Rochus" Lodge 5,
Johnstown, Pa., unveil their 1st Annual
Pennsylvania CFU Singles-Doubles Handi
cap Tenpin Bowling Tournament.
Whether this gathering is to go down as
one for the books or die, as they say,
aborning remains to be seen.
In the meantime, the embers of Lodge
5 deserve much credit for coming up with
such an event as a fitting prelude to the
Croatian Fraternal Union's 25th Annual
Nat'l Tenpin Tournament, which is to be
May 14-17 in Youngstown, Ohio.
Again, best wishes for success.
9 THE HARD PART of mulriwg goQ|
{•"that you have to do it again every day.
Survey Bulletin
eatmfeltshed November 6. 1929. Published
By The
Croatian Fraternal Union Of America
STEPHEN F. BRK1CH, English Editor
Editor ml Office*. 3441 torbe« Street. Pittsburgh U. Fa.
Mi M'um --4470 '^-4471
I'Molicitod artirlrs. manuscripts, letters, pictures, etc.
submitted to THE ZAJMIM K AR are forwarded at the
owner's risk and THE ZAJEDM1CAR express!) denies
an retpoiisihilitv for (heir safiUocpinR or return. THE
ZAJEDNIČAR reserves the right to edit, revise or reject
any article or other matter snhmitted tor pnblieation.
Canadian Big 4
APPROACH OF the 13th Annual
CFU Canadian Five Pin Tournament,
to be held April 17-18 in Hamilton, Ontario,
brings to mind the fact that four of the
Society's eight Membership Campaign
Grand Prize Award Winners to date are
All residents of the Province of Onta
rio, they are Danica Markusic, Schumacher
Lnđ"~ P/"- M'ofust Herceg, Schumacher
Lodge 930 Michael Mi
iatovich. Toronto Lodge
75 and Joseph Stano
ich, Hamilton Lodge
I n addition, sister
arkusic was the Cam
lign's 1958 "Woman of
he Year" and appears
be an odds-on bet to
merge as the queen of
he Society's feminine
recruiting forces when
this two-year Campaign
*tids on December 31,1959.
In fact, we cannot remember the re
cruiting likes of sister Markusic since our
arrival almost two decades ago on the So
ciety's Home Office scene, first to serve as
a member of the Clerical Staff and in time
become the English Editor of the Zajedni
čar. Ergo our admiration for "The Lady
from Schumacher."
Two members of this Canadian Big
4 are certain to attend the April 17-18 Five
Pin Tournament. They are bros. Mijato
vich, Toronto, and Stanovich, Hamilton.
We would say that both are due to bask
in the limelight during the April 18 Ban
quet which will climax the running of these
annual championships, for present that eve
ning to address the celebrants will be Su
preme President V. I. Mandich and Sports
Educational Director Frank Braidic, neither
likely to forget the importance attached in
Canada to the successful pursuit of a CFU
Membership Campaign.
It would be wonderful if sister Markusic
anđ bro. Herceg could make the long trip
from Schumacher to Hamilton and share
the spotlight and acclaim with bros. Mija
tovich and Stanovich.
However, the distance between these
centers would seem to preclude such a meet
ing of the Canadian Big
Chicago Story
at the Hamilton
summit. We could, of course, be wrong.
Be that as it may, we wish our Cana
dian bowling brethren happy trophy hunt
ing during their stay April 17-18 in Hamil
ONE OF the largest public
celebrations this year of the 65th An
niversary of the Society will be held by this
Central Committee of Chicago Lodges Aug.
23 on the grounds of the CFU Children's
Home at Des Plaines, Illinois.
To create widespread interest in the fete,
the Committee is sponsoring a contest
aimed at getting every Lodge and Nest in
the area to participate in the Croatian Fra
ternal Union's 1959 Membership Campaign.
The contest opened March 1 and is to ter
minate Aug. 23 in Des Plaines.
To the Lodge and Nest enrolling the
most new members will go appropriate
plaques, with the presentations to be made
during the program which is to highlight
the day-long celebration.
An excellent idea one worth copying
by other CFU Central Committees.
In Passing
OF the most
effective things
the United States In
o a i o n A e n y
doeri is the magazine
"America," published
in Russia and sold in the Soviet Union to
Soviet citizens. While only 50,000 copies of
"America" can be distributed under a mu
tual agreement that gives the Soviets the
right to sell 50,000 copies of their magazine
"USSR" in English in this country, the in
fluence of "America" is much greater than
this would indicate. Copies are said to pass
from hand to hand, often selling at 10 times
the original price, until they are worn out.
Mary Eelamarich
In Frat Day Race
She Would Rule
During CFU Fete
first lovely young lady to an
nounce her candidacy in the
o u a i y u e e n o n e s
which will be held in con june-
tion with the United Lodges with him a Croat from Cro
F"^+~nnal Day,
First Under The Wire
Anniversary Celebration of
the Croatian Fraternal Union,
is Miss Mary Lou Belama
She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Krsto Belo
niarich of Efna and all are
members of Lodge 4.
vor" of North Side Pitts-!
bestowed on July 26
Croatian Center, Pittsburgh,
'Trojans Wish H»m
Successful Career
jeep driver. He arrived there
his basic training at Fort
Jackson, South Carolina.
The son of Frank and
Mildred Bozic of 2534 Lar
kins Way, John was born
June 1, 1939.
He graduated from South
Vocational High School in
1957, and the same month he
also transferred to Lodge 76
from the ranks of Nest 57.
His sisters, Marlane and
Geraldine, are also members
of CFU Nest 57.
The officers and members
of Lodge 76 take this oppor
tunity to wish John the best
of health and success during
his service with tile Army
and in the future.
Lawrence Del ost. Pres.
The Meeting At Corfu A Declaration Is Born
N APRIL of 1917 Premier
Pašić invited Trumbić to
Corfu to discuss the problems
of the relationship between
the Serbian Government and
the Yugoslav Committee. He
that Trumbić take
the 65th|atia (Trumbić was himself
from Dalmatia), a Serb from
Bosnia, and a Slovene.
e o i e e e i e
that Hinko Hinković, Dusan
Vasiljević and Bogumil Vos
njak would accompany Trum
bić to Corfu. The delegation
reached Corfu at the begin
ning of June.
Dinko Trinajstić, the per
manent delegate of the
Committee to the Serbian
Government, and Franko
Potočnjak, a member of
the Committee, who hap
pened to be at Corfu, also
assisted at the talks.
The Serbian delegation,
composed of Premier Pašić,
of Protić, Marko Gjuričić and
Momčilo Ninčić, and comple
ted by the members of the
Serbian Opposition, Da vido-
Mary Lou is a graduate of
Peabodv High School. Class declaration on July 20. All in
of *53, and is presently
twenty plenary sessions
ployed as a Secretary by the
had been held.
Loftus Engineering Co., of pašić Followed Line
A very aggressive and ac
tive young lady she partici
pates in many dramatic and
choral groups, including the
Glenshaw Players and the
The latter insisted on Ser
r» i i. «. u~i' Southern Slavs still under the
Miss Belamarich is Wished
Pictured is John A. Bozic, ^ndrea Bircsak Rising Star In Violin World
member of "Trojans" CFU
Lodge 76, who is now sta
tioned at Fort Richardson.
Alaska, as S.P. 4 with the( BRADDOCK. Pa. An
536th Transportation Co., as
Yugoslavia In World History
By Stjepan Gad
Member, Lodge 20
Great In His Time
opposed to the idea of a
Yugoslavia and a declared
antagonist to any sort of
federation. .•
He was most vigorously I Upon a proposal of Protić
jolin wi]1 play a move
January 27,1958. ment from the Concerto Vi
Entering the army in Au-
j^j during the matinee per-
gust of 1957, he completed
formance of the Annual Pitts
burgh Diocesan Music Festi
val at the South Hills Catho
lic High School Auditorium
on Sunday, April 12.
The famed Diocesan Tea
cher's Symphony Orches
tra will be the featured ar
tists of both the matinee
performance, at 2:30 p.m.,
and the evening perfor
mance at 8:00 p.m., which
will be sponsored by the Ca
tholic Laymen's Associa
The orchestra is composed
of 69 nuns representing every
order in the Pittsburgh Dio
They were organized by
Wilbert Frisch, assistant ma
estro of the Pittsburgh Sym
phony Orchestra, their direc
tor, and Joseph Michaud, di
rector of the Department of
Music of the Pittsburgh Cath
olic Schools.
Proceeds of the festival will
be used for the furtherance of
education in the Diocesan
Schools and for the Diocesan
Child Center.
Andrea, a daughter of
Andrew and Sylvia Bircsak,
is a student at the St. Tho
mas School in Braddock
and receives violin instruc
tions from Mr. Max Shapiro
and Sister Mary Grace.
She is a member of Cro-
Gatherine Buff, Secy, iatiaa Fraternal Union Nest
the views of the Yugoslav
Committee, laid stress on theCroats
liberation of the Southern
Slavs from the Austro-Hun-
vić, Milorad Drašković and garian sway in order to unite
Voja Marinković, formed the
counterpart of the confer
ence. The conference started
June 15. and ended with a
in a common state with Ser-
bia and Montenegro on a ba-
sis of self-determination.
Of course, this plan would
mu j,., ., ,. I of Yugoslavia, based on com
The attitude of the Serbi
plete equality.
an Government simply ex
pressed the well-known poli-1 Corfu, July 20, 1917
tical program followed by
Premier Pašić.
Braddock Junior Will Peiiripate In Diocesan Festival
io-year-old vi-
it was finally agreed that the
new state would be named
the "Kingdom of the Serbs,
Croats and Slovenes." The
points upon which no agree
ment could be reached were'
the members of the former.
sentative8 of the Serbs
most firmly that our nation
known under three differen
names, is one and the same
nation by blood, language
ken or wrjtten by a sen
bia's right to liberate and to! tional situation made some tries, and within Austro-Hun- Nat'l Quadrennial Convention
unite all the branches of the kind of compromise necessa- gary partitioned not only un- choose their own Chairman,
der three different names, Vice-Chairmen, and Record-
i—& k—, —h— Trumbić feared that a neg- kut also among eleven pro-
e ver s o uc an sue ^at gerkjan Govern- ative result of the conference vincial administrations and
ment was the only power to would publicly disclose the thirteen legislations.
the Queen title, which will be 1 i ,,T.„ ti,„
at the P°ssess the mandate for car- differences between the Ser- The conscience of the
rying out this plan. Ibian Government and the'
In his opinion all the South-1 Yugoslav Committee to the
ern Slavs had to be integra- great advantage of the Ital
ted into a Greater Serbia *an irredenta.
which would be organized as| Therefore, he asked the
a centralistic, democratic, and members of the Committee
parliamentary monarchy un-1 for their consent to his sign
e e y n a s y o K a a o r- i n w a e v e a e e e n
gjević. could possibly be reached.
ANDREA BIRCSAK A Gifted Young Artist
192 in Braddock and her: CFU Lodge 6.
mother is aa affiliate of Lodge
interests vital to its na- Tv*
not allow an aggrandizement tional existence and general
of Serbia into a Greater Ser- development of itd moral and
bia it would mean an entire-j material life.
ly new state under the name
"The idea of its national
unity has always been alive,
despite the moral and mater
ial efforts of the nation's foes
Such opposite viewpoints directed to prevent its unity
could hardly be reconciled, freedom, and existence It was
but, nevertheless, the interna- divided among several coun-
To this brilliant yofenggler,
sincerest best wishes for suc-
Andrea will also perform cess in the future to her pa
during the program
will highlight the celebration of happiness with their talen- standing.
Sunday, April 26, of the 65th tend daughter. Zotti went on in 1906, to
Anniversary o£ Raakan, PaJ Meghan Ctabakovie (The Croatian P. 1Q)
65th Anniversary
By Stephen F. Brkieh
English Editor
Sixth Convention
The 6th Convention of
the former National Croatian
omitted and on July 20, 1917, Society, today the Croatian
the following declaration was Fraternal Union of America,
signed I was held Aug. 27-Sept. 1,
"At the conference held by'"0°'..in
No sooner had President
oalition Cabinet and the jvan Ljubic opened the con
present Cabinet of the King- clave than Josip Marohnic,
dom of Serbia, as well as the then Financial Secretary of
representatives of the Yugo- Society, moved that the
slav Committee in London, 'Com-™«0", elect its own
,, 'Chairman instead of having
both of whom having pursued the President preside.
similar interests to this day, This brought on bitter de
and in the presence and with bates and acrimonious words,
the collaboration of the Pres-enc^, the motion was
ident of the Serbian National
Assembly, the views cover
ing all the problems of the
future common national life
of the Serbs, the Croats and
Slovenes had been exchanged.
One And The Same'
Kept The Minutes
w, „j snowed under by the vote of
Itiment of unity, by its com-1 *h.e opposition and President
interests vnai to us na Convention roost as he had
done so often in the past.
Interesting to note is that
during the CFU's 1951 Con-
in Los Angeles and
again at Philadelphia in 1955
the Chairman of the Conven
tion was the Supreme Pres
ident of the Society.
This procedure will be re
versed at Detroit in
Delegates to
national unity and the spi
rit of freedom and inde
pendence had been pre
served through the centu
ries in constant struggle, in
the East against Turks,
and in the West against
Germans and Magyars.
"Inferior in number to its
(Declaration P. 11)
Opened With Prayer
With the opening of the
1900 Convention came a mo
tion by Petar Pavlinac to
open the daily meetings
a prayer. Agreed.
Next came a report on the
standing 59 years ago of the
National Croatian Society,
8,276 members and $20,482.58
in assets. Also revealed at the
time was that the NCS and
its predecessor, the Hrvatska
Z a e n i a a a i o u
$104,186.12 in benefits since
the birth of the organization
in 1894.
Following these reports
came a recommendation from
the Supreme Officers to es
tablish a "Safety Fund" of
$3,828.53. Agreed.
Delegate Skrivanic next
moved that a Committee on
By-Laws be appointed to sug
gest to this Convention neces
sary changes and amend
ments and thus avoid reading
each section separately from
the floor. Again, agreed,
Here the Delegates took
time out to send Bishop Jo
sip Juraj Strossmayer of Cro
atia cabled congratulations
I on the occasion of the Golden
[Anniversary of his elevation
to that station in the hier
archy of the Roman Catholic
Enter, Franjo Zotti
This Convention of 1900
was to see Franjo Zotti, who
died in 1953 at the age of 72
years, make his first bold
move to become a powerful
figure in the National Cro
atian Society.
A highly speculative type
of man, who was primarily
interested in a steamship a
gency and banking business,
Zotti reported in 1900 that
Croat immigrants to the Uni
ted States were being abused
by petty port officials.
,. officials to treat immigrants
which rents, many more moments
He suggested that the Con
vention appoint someone to
look* after the interests of
those newcomers to these
shores, but the Delegates re
jected the proposal on the
grounds that it would amount
to agreeing on a permanently
located, salaried party who
could promise nothing in the
Instead, the Delegates vo
ted unanimously to send a
protest to then United States
President William McKinley
and urge him to orcjer all port

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