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APRIL 8,1959 I -"l .. JtŠt&h J- I S E O aiedmcar Tony Dren ent colleges, Tony (Tamburitzans. turned mi Faunae Stanley, Mgr. "X also *3 Page 9 he's when the Tamburitzans pre- Tickets for the concert, newlY East Jfc L^°'. 011 kcePinS but 11 Kapa dolje našim graditel jima! i \n\n United Mah-Val Lodges In Readiness For April 12th Banquet In Croat Home Youngstown, Warren, Struthers Groupi To Stage Huge Kolo Show During Fiestfc (Continued From Page 1) Chief Executive of the City of Youngstown'. No Rock-and-Rollers The "Stroesmayer" Croa tian Singing Society will fa vor with several selections during the course of the Pro gram. Also assigned roles in this celebration are three Kolo Groups comprised of boys and girls from Young stown, Warren and Struth ers. In the opinion of the writer, these youngsters will "bring down the house" before they finish their dance routines. Last, but not least, will come the Pozega Tamburitza Orchestra to play for the post-Banquet Dance and keep the celebrant^ in a gay mood until the early hours of the morning. In the end, everyone will know that this is indeed the 65th Anniversary Year of the Comprised of youngsters ranging in age from 8 to 14 years, this ensemble was or ganized around one year ago by the Milwaukee-West Allis CFU Mothers' Club, one of the most active such groups in the Society. Naturally, all these boys and girls are members of the Junior Order Depart ment of the Croatian Fra ternal Union. Those who have yet to en joy the music and songs of the "Silver Strings" Junior Tamburitza Orchestra are in The date of this great event will be announced in a later issue of the Zajedničar. The young tammies and the Kolo Queens, together with their instructress, sis. Ann Puskarich, gave a per formance at the Eagles on March 17. Happy Anniversary greet ings are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zalec for their 13 years of happy wedded life and a happy birthday is ex tended to the mothers cele brating birthdays in April. We take this opportunity to wish Mr. Michael Papa, Jr., a speedy recovery. Cards may be sent to his home at 5839 West Wash ington St., West Allis. Also congratulations to our former kolo instructress, Mrs.' Mary Hildebrand, and her husband Delbert on the arri val of their little daughter Cindy Ann. We know that grandmother and grandfath er Komes are very proud and that grandma Komes will en roll Cindy into the ranks of the Nest. It won't be long before sis.! Dorothy Benicky and her hus-1 Croatian Fraternal Union. Ticket Information Again, last minute tickets for the Banquet may be ob tained from the writer. They may also be obtained from the officials of any one of the eight participating Youngstown, Warren, Strut hers and Campbell Lodges. It is the fond hope of the sponsoring United Lod ges of Mahoning Valley that every available seat will be occupied during this Sunday, April 12, Banquet in the Lodge 66 Croatian Home, 1012 West Federal Street. In fact, considering the CFU membership in this area and the significance of the celebration, there is no rea son why 1,000 people cannot be in attendance at these fes tivities. West Allis 391 In Salute April 12th To Fiftieth Year On Fraternal Scene Supreme Treasurer Is Slated To Speak During Festivities In So. Side Armory (Continued from Page 7) sich's first district speaking appearance in quite some time and many are expected to hear the special address he is to deliver April 12. Stars of The Future Featured during the Pro gram will be the "Silver Strings" Junior Tamburitza Orchestra under the direction of Charles Elias. Milan Skrtic, Publicity United Mah-Val Lodges for a rare treat when they make their appearance on the occasion of this public salute to the Golden Anniversary of Lodge 391. Truly Great Artists Other local CFU, civic, etc., dignitaries are also expected to take part in the April 12 proceedings. Dancing following the Program will be to the mu sic of Charles Elias and his Tamburitza Serenaders, one of the finest such organiza tions in the United States. All sorts of solid and li quid refreshments will a bound on April 12 and the service will be to the satisfac tion of all, no matter how large the turnout for this great celebration. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the affair itself. Milwaukee-West Allis Mothers Club To Mark Society's 65th Anniversary Junior Tamburitzans Plan To Observe Anniversary of Organization Same Day MILWAUKEE, Wis. The Silver Strings Junior Tambu ritzans are making plans for the celebration of their First Anniversary and the 65th 'Anniversary of the CFU. band Nick will be working on the land at their new home Good luck to you both. Congratulations are exten ded to sis. Sophie Plazek and husband Steve as they recent ly became grandparents. It won't be long before the stork visits the home of our former recording sec retary, Sis. Radulovich. The mothers surprised her with a Baby Shower. The undersigned was also very pleasantly surprised by the 41 mothers and Charles Elias who staged a birthday party, complete with a gift and luncheon, in her honor. a n k s o a o i s thoughtful gesture. My heartfelt thanks also to all who were so kind and thoughtful during the sorrow brought on by the passing of my father. Mitzie Knaflic, Jy. Mothers Club 4'1 EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER PITTSBURGH One of the most popular members of the Duquesne Tamburitzans this season is Tony Dren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony F. Dren, Sr., of Chisholm, Minn. To summarize Tony's high school years would take one word: "Outstanding." Elected both Freshman Class Presi dent and Senior Class Presi dent, Tony was also a mem ber of the Student Council, the National Honor Society, and held office as Vice Presi dent of the Key Club an organization which stresses the importance of "leader ship." This leadership also ex tended into the realms of sports, where Tony re ceived letters in wrestling, football, and track. In the fine arts, he showed e Duquesne his talent in dramatics as a Sup. President In Ohio April 12 O e s s e u e o speeches are John Kovach, former CFU Sick Benefit Dep't Secretary and at pres ent a member of the Ohio State Legislature, Rev. Ste phen Migalic, and Cleveland City Councilman Wilson Lat kovic. The dance which will fol low the Program is open to all who cannot attend the Banquet. Memories, Memories Much of the early Northern Ohio history of the Croatian Fraternal Union and its pre decessors, the Hrvatska Za jednica and the Narodna Hr vatska Zajednica, was writ ten by the "Old Timers" to be honored here Sunday, April 12th. If each of these venerable pioneers could be heard dur ing the Banquet, all would tell a similar story one of the many trials and tribula tions which plagued the So ciety 50 and more years ago and put to the sternest of tests those who fought a gainst great odds in those days to keep the organization from falling apart. Today, of course, the Croa tian Fraternal Union is a mul ti-million dollar organization comprised of more than 110, 000 adult and juvenile mem bers residing in the United States and Canada. For this the younger mem bers are indebted to their parents and grandparents, those who brought the CFU through two world wars, a still painfully memorable de pression, and other trying times in American history. Surely the least that these younger members in Cleve land can do to show their re spect for their elders is to attend the Lodge 14 Banquet and Program on Sunday, April 12. Chicago Singers Plan Concert For May 16th CHICAGO, 111. Croatiah Singing Society "Zora" will stage its Spring Concert Saturday evening, May 16, in the American Hail, ,1438 W. 18th Street. Musical Toasts of Two Continents At Pitt Mosque Sunday with the highest mate #¥ter age in his graduating class. His position was third in a class of 104. Receiving schol arship offers to eight differ- Student Director for his class A five-year man -with the play. Tammies, Tony is an accom Besides all this, Tony grad- plished dancer and solo vo uated as an Honor Student calist with the group. He is Lodge 14 Preps For Celebration (Continued From Page 7) ternal Union, will be the principal speaker during the Program. Old World Atmosphere To Preval A"ril 11 In Detroit Croatian Home DETROIT, Mich. Croa tian Fraternal Union Lodge 351 will stage a National Dance at their spacious new Croatian Home, 1731 McNichols Road, on Satur day evening, April 11. Those who have national costumes are asked to wear them to the dance as threć main prizes and additional* awards will be given for the most beaut Tul and most intricately decorated cos tumes. Incidentally, these national costumes may be rc^-esenta tive of any part of Yugosla via, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosna-Herce.^ovina, Macedo nia, or Montenegro. Tamburitza music is. sched uled for the event and our ever active ladies will do their part in preparing the refresh ments. Hoping to see you'all there. Mark Kramarich, Rep. 'lest 242 Groins Plan Spršno Fete SO. CHICAGO, 111. Here The youngsters are work ing very hard to provide the best in entertainment and dancing Hill follow the concert with music provi ded by the Mnselin Contin entals. Such home made delicacies as sarma, roast beef, sausa ges, cakes, etc. will be pre pared by the committee who will be happy to serve you. We must also take this op portunity to remind the par ents of Nest 242 members to bring their children's dues payments up to date before the 25th of each month. If you cannot attend the meetings which are held the second Sunday of each month in the Church basement, at 1:00 p.m., you are welcome to come to my home at 9832 Muskegon or mail it to me before the 25th. These are my orders from the Lodge. one of the leading tech nicians on the Tamburitza Brae. And just try to catch him once on the show when not smiling! At Duquesne, Tony is in the Sehool of Pharmacy and is receiving some of the top grades in his class. Several semesters he has "come through with flying colors" with his name on the top of the Dean's list. Upon graduation from Pharmacy School. Tony plans to continue studies in phar macology which will eventu ally lead up to a Đr.'s degree in this field. Tony will be front and cen ter next Sunday, April 12th, them all down to accept the sent their Annual Greater scholarship offered to him by! Pittsburgh Concert at Syria University Mosque. which will begin at 8:15 p.m., may be obtained at the Mosque the evening of the show. Mon Dance Group Poised For Debut Coming Out Party Event Of April 11 MONESSEN, Pa. The organized "Sloga" Kolo Club will present their first Concert and Dance on Satur day evening, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the Croatian Home, 1053 Schoonmaker Avenue. This fine group of forty people includes children from four years of age, as well as the mothers of these children. Organized since November they are showing the versati lity and exuberancce which the kolo invokes, through the s e i a n u e s o e o graphed by their teacher, Charlene Vukela. Beautiful national cos tumes will enhance the pic turesque dances of Yugo slavia, accompanied by the popular S! :ga Tamburitz ans, under the direction of jMr. Steve Zoretich. He will also direct choral numbers by the Singing Society. }. Guests will include the de lightful Trafford Junior Tam buritzans, under the baton of Don Knezevich, who will take you on a European Tour of we are working like busy Music, and the East Pitts- bees, preparing for the Con cert which will be presented by our Nest 242 Tamburitzans and Kolo Group. This important event will take place on Sunday, April 19, at the Croatian Hall, 9618 Commercial Ave., at 5:00 p.m., admission to be a nomi nal $1.00. burgh Kolo Club, who have exhibited their talents on the TV Polka Party and concerts and programs in the Pitts burgh area. Much talent is evident too among the youngsters of the Sloga Kolo Group. Entertain ing with some charming ac cordion numbers will be Jo seph Malezia and John Ma mh, while Candy Elyanich will render a piano selection. The vocals will be sung by Antoinette Smoke. Mr. Joseph Grbin, Presi dent of the Croatian Home, cordially invites all members and friends to attend this brilliant concert program. South Side Pitt Club Planning Dance Series S. S. Pittsburgh, Pa. We are very happy to announce to our members and friends a beginning Saturday, April 25, and every 4th Sat-j urday thereafter, we will have an* popular tamburitza orches tras entertaining at our Cro atian American Citizens Club. Please remember the above dates and by all means make it» date to attend. Gab Committee While The Crocodile Tears Flow On And On PITTSBURGH As your Membership Campaign Chair man we've been closely fol lowing the progress of the drive and assiduously report ing to you the month-by month results. Those periodic reports were capped with the end-of-year resume in the Feb. 11, 1959, issue of the Zajedničar, wherein your entire official family reviewed the first half of the campaign and paid fit ting tribute to all 1291 re cruiters who participated in the quest for new members. The consensus of opinion, borne out by statistics which showed that 1958 was the best year in over a decade of campaigning, a greed that we really had something to "crow" about. Admittedly, the senior de partment showed a net loss of 279 members at the end of the year, but the campaign did replace over a thousand deaths and as many cash sur renders and some other lapsa tions. Imagine what the loss would have been had there been no new members to re place that. Voltairic In Outlook We take issue with a "re view" of our campaign which appeared recently in a Cana dian Croatian language news paper. The author is a long-time and devoted CFU member who, however, is always in clined to be, at the least, skeptical of everything that "Capitol Hill" initiates. His Voltairic outlook oven our most shining a chievements so that even this record breaking campaign is of questionable value to him. Prizes were awarded for the three best costumes with Mrs. Jay Bichanich, the snow man, receiving the first prize. §econd was Mrs Joe Kozak, as old father time, and third was Mrs Einan Holland, a confederate soldier. Acting as judges were Mrs. Mary Ognanovich of Chisholm and Martin Mari nak and Frank Juricich of Hibbing, Minn. Special Meeting For Columbus 310 Members COLUMBUS, Ohio A Special Meeting of "St. An thony" CFU Lodge 310 will be held Sunday, April 19, at 2:30 p.m., in the Lodge Hall, 377 Reeb Avenue. Nancy Golombek, Rec. Rankin Home Staging Saturday Night Dances RANKIN, Pa. A series of Saturday night dances will be held in the club rooms of the Croatian Home. The Four Steps of Brad dock Hills will take the spot light on Saturday, April 18, we will have the pleasure of dancing to the music of Danny Kukich. No admission will be charged on the mentioned dates EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER Society Far From Falling Apart By Michael Grasha Chairman, Camp. Comm. For his benefit and for all those doubting Thomases who see the CFU on the verge of retrogression and catastrophe vealing let us point up a few obvious facts of life. First of all—it is true that our first year lapses are relatively small—much smaller than in most other organizations. It was pointed out that the Society lost about a thousand members via cash surrender. This in itself is proof that they were members at least 2 years, for otherwise there! would have been no cash equity and, consequently, no cash surrender. say that members are indis criminately signed up and drop out within a few months. Heckling Not Answer Secondly can we really expect an influx of new adult membership to match the record of decades ago when tens of thousands of immi grants were arriving from the old country every year? As long as we remain se lective in our recruiting, and we personally see nothing wrong with that as yet, we can, at best, hope to recoup our normal losses with junior transferees and a few out siders. And, if more of us would get into the campaigning ra ther than "heckling" from the sidelines we could end each year with at least a mod- beclouds ,, ,, est net increase in the adult department too. The Plight of Others Now let us make a short Youthful Minnesota Members Proud of Selves CHISHOLM, Minn. The CFU Kolo and Sports Club of CFU Lodges 240, 8, and 210, sponsored a very successful Mardi Gras Festival on Feb ruary 7, 1959, at the Chis holm Moose Club. Iron Range Kolo and Sports CLb Bssmfag Organization comparative study of a few other organizations and their "progress" as abetted by flhe most modern techniques of operation and the employ ment of paid field agents. We gleaned these most re statistics from the March 1959 issue of the Fra ternal Monitor which carried a partial listing of 1958 fra ternal societies' activity. A society with some half million members and over 200 millions of dollars in asset« wrote up a record breaking, and for us, staggering 95 mil lion of new insurance. Yes, fantastic, but they netted onlv 15 million thus ,, Another organization also So, let a not generalize and one out of every six new dollars written up. Think of the cost of that operation. over 500 000 membe„ wrote up 21 million and net ted 4—a retention record of but 1 out of every 7. They lost close to 2000 member« besides. A third society with s o e 1 5 0 0 0 0 e e s wrote up million of new coverage, netting just three quarters of a miltion—thus retaining but 1 dollar out of every 14 written up and, incidentally, losing 2,000 members in the process. And, what did our "poor* CFU do with not a single paid agent in the field? Our legion of volunteer recruiters signed up $5,350,200.00 of new insur ance enabling the Society to show a net increase of $1,799,452.50 for a retention record of 1 out of every 3 and bringing the Society a net increase of 1261 members. Methinks that we have noth-. i&g to fear but fear. THE IKON KAN(• K Crti Mardi (»ras held earlier in the jear was a huge success. Shown here are several of the prize win ners and the three judges who derided the best costumed patrons. The Minnesota Lodges which sponsored the fete are constantly on the social move. Music was furnished by the Junior Echo Tamburitzans which are comprised of Bill chanich, Dianne Allison, Ju- for the young and old alike Marinac, Judith Mavas, Den-1 dith Holland, and Sharon Hoi- and they will oe looking for ms Parrucci, Thomas Rado- land, under the leadership of ward to another appearance tich, Ronald Novoselac, Tom Krmpotich and John of the young musicians at a Franklin Sterle, Jean Mavana,' Bauman. later date. Jeanne Levasseur, Carol Bi- It was an enjoyable evening I Mary Ognanovich, Pub. Beaver County Lodges Are Interested In Purchasing Suitable Picnic Grounds Delegates Attending April 26 Meeting Will Hear Reports On Available Sites ROCHESTER, Pa. Del- meeting. egates representing six Lod ges of the Croatian Fraternal Union and one Lodge of the Croatian Catholic Union met Sunday, Feb. 22, 1959, in the United Croatian Club, New Brighton, to discuss possibi lities of purchasing picnic grounds for the use of all Lodges in Beaver County. Represented were CCU Lodge 38, New Brighton and CFU Lodge 59, Beaver Falls 85, Rochester 304, Ambridge and 484, 490 and 738, all of New Brigh ton. The pros and cons of pur chasing picnic grounds were discussed from every angle by the 18 representatives in attendance at the Feb. 22nd John R. Mikan, Roches ter Lodge 85, was named Chairman of the group. He is the Secretary of Lodge 85 and a member of the Su preme Board of the Croa tian Fraternal Union. Secretary of the committee is Louis Zuzak, for years an official of New Brighton^ Lodge 484 and long active in. that community's United Cro-^ atian Club. The next meeting of thflr. committee is to be held Sun day, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the United Croatian Club. 3rd Ave. at 8th St., New Brigh ton. Invited to attend are all CFU Lodge officials and in terested members. Other details latMr.