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(Continued From Pag© 8) Our landseape artiot and o! Science JJe ,i'ec. Oatheriae Buff, Secy. i "ZAJEDNIČAR" sin, Hoynes, Tichac, Dosen, Banich, Tumpich, Jancaric, Barcevac, Banasak, Chorak and Zarlcovich. Gary's "Preradovic EUREKA, Calif. are May 6, 1959 this \n\n Yesteryears Tn The Hi^ry of Your Society to permit members to remain insured for death benefit af ter they had withdrawn all or part of their disability allow ance. Several Delegates question ed the wisdom of so drastic a change, but President Hajdic assured them that the NCS was big enough to take such a progressive step and the protesta.nts withdrew their objections. Strike Tn The Rox The Delegates to the 1909 Convention saved their Sunday punch for the German Nat'l Bank, then located on North Side Pittsburgh and custodian of the Society's de posits. The deposits were ordered withdrawn because of the highly improper treatment of NCS members on strike in DUQUESNE, Pa. We| are very happy to report that, recently bro. William Mrdeza, son of our faithful CFU: Lodge 320 members, Mato and Mary Mrdeza, accepted a position as engineer with the Boeing Airplane Co., Seattle, Wash. William, who is also a mem ber of the Croatian Fraternal Union since birth, upon gra duation from Duquesne High in 1947 was employed as a mechanic for the U. S. Steel Corporation at the firm's Homestead Works. From 1951 to 1953 he served in the U. S. Army Engineers Corp and in 1954 he entered the University of Pittsburgh. There he majored in aero nautical engineering and gra duated with flying colors in June, 1958. While at the Uni versity he had the honor of being elected President of the Student Council of the Aero nautici Science Institute. Bro. Mrdeza, together with his wife. Ann (nee Puska-, Master rich), and son. William Rob ert, is now residing in North west City, Wash. At present, he is also enrolled at the University of Washington, where he is working for his The Croatian Fraternal Union In Retrospect, 1894-1959 CFU Junior Kolo Group Among Artists Scheduled To Perform In Church Hall LOS ANGELES, Calif. The "Slavulj" Singing Society will present their Spring Fes tival under the direction of their well known director, John .Fill, on Sunday, May 24, at St. Anthony's Church Hall, 715 Alpine Ave. The program will start promptly at 4:00 p.m., featur ing many beautiful Croatian songs by the chorus, solos, duets, and trios. Thp junior members of the CFU Kolo Group, in their colorful native cos tumes, will dance many popular kolos under the di rection of their instruct ress, Lani Papadol. There is no one who doesn't clap with joy after seeing children perform our beloved kolos. After the concert, dinner will be prepared and served by our many volunteer ladies, who, days ahead in their ^arkling kitchens, will start faking such goodies as stru del, orahnjače, kifle, and such. The bar will also be a busy place to serve good refresh ing drinks. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the popular Tomasin Brothers Orchestra will play for the a n i n e a s u e o o giuests. It is impossible to sit out a dance when one hears tihe lively polkas, waltzes, and popular dances of the Toma flins. those days at the Pressed Steel Car Company in Mc Kees Rocks, Pa. The President of the struck company also happened to be the president of the (Jerman Nat'l Bank. The bitterness of the Dele gates against the treatment of their brethren in McKees Rocks knew no bounds and it was unanimously agreed to sever the Society's ties with the North Side Pittsburgh banking institution. Hajdk* Is Reelected Among the last acts of the Delegates was to agree on the salaries of the incoming NCS officials. The President's salary was fixed at $800 per year, plus per diems and travelling ex penses when on business of the Society. The Financial Secretary was voted $1,200 the Treas Duquesne, Pa., Lodge 320 Member In Far West Mrdeza Now Seeking Master of Science Degree Los Angeles Singing Society Primes For Hay 24 Staging of Spring Frolic All members of the Mr deza family are long-time members of the CFU. Until recently his father was President of Lodge 320 and at present his mother is President of "Slavulj," Thom as Goyack, will as always come down with some of the most beautiful floral arrange ments which you will enjoy and take home after the fes tivities. He gives tender care to some of the most beautiful gardens in and around Pas adena. It's not too soon to call your friends and invite them to meet you at St. Anthony's Auditorium on Sunday, May 24th. Agnes Daniels, Pub. Pitt Trojans To Name Candidate On May 8th S. S. PITTSBURGH, Pa. In compliance with the CFU By-Laws, and the decision of the April meeting, CFU Lodge 76 will nominate a candidate for Delegate to the CFU Con vention during the meeting mi Friday, May 8, at the Cro atian Club. Members who wish to be nominated must be in at tendance at 7:30 p.m. when the meeting opens, and vot ing will take place from 7:30 until 10:30. As our members already know, we will jointly elect a Delegate with two other lodges and it is important that eyery member is in at tendance. Lawrence Delost, Pres. urer $1,000 the Recording Secretary $1,000 and the Editor of the Zajedničar $900. Pavao Hajdic was re-elec jted to the presidency of the (Society. Josip Ljubic was named 1st Vice President and I Jakov Pavela 2nd Vice Presi dent. Gjuro Gjurovic took I over as the new Financial Secretary, Stjepan Rebrovic I was upped to the office of Recording Secretary, and To mo Lackovic came in as the I Treasurer to complete the 11909 Convention picture, NEXT: The llth Conven tion, Kansas City. Kansas 1912 Delegates condemn Board for permitting division of Lodge 29: Convention addressed by John Marshall, candidate for Vice President of the United States of America California Lodges demand division of XCS into dis tricts Delegates hail erection of new NCS Home Office. LoJge Recorder. We wish bro. Mrdeza and his family every success in life and congratulate his par ents on the fine upbringing of their son. Ivan Yuraji, Secy. Rochester Candidates To Be Named May 10th ROCHESTER, Pa. The next regular monthly meet ing of "Abraham Lincoln" Lodge 85 will be held Sunday, May 10, in the St. Cecilia Church Hall, Rochester. I The meeting will be called to order at 1:30 p.m. sharp. I After disposing of routine I business matters, the mem bers will be asked to nomi nate Candidates for Delegate to the Croatian Fraternal U n i o n's 10th Quadrennial Convention, which is to be held Sept. 21-26, 1959, in De troit. Candidates nominated on May 10 will be subject to the elections for Delegate to be held Sunday, June 14. It is hoped that a large number of members will turn out for this nominations meeting on Sunday, May 10, for it is important that only those be nominated who have served Lodge 85 in the past to the very best of their abi lities. John R. Mikan, Secy. Rathbun Candidate To Be Tapped On May 10th RATHBUN, Iowa It is urgent that all members of o a i a n a e n a U n i o n Lodge 27 attend the next reg ular meeting on Sunday, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. At that time we will nomi inate candidates for a Dele gate to the forthcoming 10th CFU Quadrennial Convention. Please keep this important date in mind. Statue of Our Lady Of Bistrica Was Hewn Out of Wood By Anonymous Croat Thousands Make Annual Pilgrimage To Shrine Located Near Zagreb, Croatia (Continued From Page 8) the* tempestuous years. Among many we can name was St. John Capistran, an il lustrious Franciscan, an ar dent devotee of Our Lady and defender of Belgrade who died in 1456 at the monastery of Ilok, Croatia, tud was canonized in 1690. A Miraculous Statue During the intermittent wars of the long Turkish siege, Croatian defenders carried Our Lady's banner into every battle. Many shrines were estab lished in her honor during these years of which the best known and best loved is that of Our Lady of Bistrica. Although this shrine it self dates from the 13th century, the miraculous -statue which bears its name was hewn out of black wood by an anony mous Croatian artist some what later about the year 1500 when it was placed in a chapel at Vin ski Vrh. In order to protect it from desecration by the Turkish infidels, the statue was trans ferred to the Church of Ma rija Bistrica. However, the Turks soon advanced on Bistrica, which is near Zagreb, the Capital of Croatia, and it became ne cessary to bury it under the church floor in 1580. After 40 years a glow em anating from that spot ena bled it to be discovered and restored temporarily for pub lic veneration. A hundred years later the statue was hidden again and, in 1684, rediscovered through the radiation of mysterious light. Annual Pilgrimages Since the expulsion of the Turks through the efforts of such heroic men as Stojan Jankovich, Elias Smiljanich, Friar Luke Imbrisimovich and Father Mark Mesich, as well as help from King Louis XIV of France, in 1688, the Shrine of Our Lady of Bis trica has enjoyed national popularity. Two books record more than a thousand miracles attributed to her interces sion. Several popes have bestowed honors on the church in which the statue is venerated. Pope Clement VIII made it the headquarters of the Sca pular Confraternity in the: 18th century Pope Benedict I XV, in more recent times, granted it rich indulgences and Pope Pius XI gave it the title of minor basilica. Each year large numbers of Croatians representing every element of the population make pilgrimages to the shrine. Special pilgrim hymns in voke Our Lady of Bistrica as "Miraculous Mother", "Be loved Virgin," "Croatian Pa troness", and "Heavenly Queen." Before the Nazi occupation and the succeeding commu nist domination, elaborate plans were initiated for the restoration of the shrine un der the direction of Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac, primate of Yugoslavia. Perhaps, in the near fu iture, these plans will mater I ialize. (Editor: Fr. John Baptist I Terbovich, O. F. Cap., 4121 Harewood Rd. N. E., Washing ton 17, D. C., is a member of Lyndora, Pa., Lodge 313.) More Than 800 Jam Croatian Home For Third Annual South Chicago Nest Fete Rain Fails To Prevent Followers From Attending Colorful Program And Social SO. CHICAGO, 111. The 3rd Annual Concert of the CFU Nest 242 Tamburi tzans and Kolo Group, sponsored by the Mothers Auxiliary on April 19, will long be remem bered. Although it started to rain an hour before the concert, over 800 people came from Chicago, Gary, Crown Point, Whiting, etc. The expressions on the fa ces of choral and tamburitza conductor, Samuel Cuzella, dance director, George Tres sel, showed how proud they were of the youngsters, who performed expertly in their colorful costumes. Our Master of Ceremo nies, Mr. John Spitz, did his job superbly, as did all of the following hard work ing committees, under the chairmanship of the under signed: Genera] Co-Chairmen: Marge Hecimovich, Phyllis Tumpich, and Bette Jancaric Ticket Chairman: Helen Spe lich Co-Chairmen, Mary Bar cevac, Helen Jerbic, Rose Ali vojvodic Ad Chairman: Pau line Stanley, Co-Chairman, Marge Hecimovich Refresh ments Hospitality: Barba ra Persin, Loretta De Angelo, Helen Chorak, Elaine Tinsley, Mary Perkovich Bar Tickets: Lucille Hoynes, Ann Banich Costume Chairman: Ann Wo jchiechowski, o-Chairmen, Sophie Barbich, Ann Tichac, Mary Plesha and Ann Milko v i u i i y a i a n Ann Banich, and Ann Tichac Cloakroom: Virginia Yancey, Kay Picciariello Bartenders brothers N. Hecamovioh, Psr- We also take this opportu nity to thank the Editors of the Zajedničar and the local Radio Club for the extensive publicity, and all the people who were in attendance. Pauline Stanley, Mgr. Titusville 506 Sec'y in Some Sound Advice TITUSVILLE, Pa. This is to notify the members of CFU Lodge 506 that in the future the regular meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of every month, at 8:00 p.m., at the residence of bro. Joseph Drusko, 317 S. Franklin St. It is extremely urgent that everyone attend the meeting on May 20, for we will at that time nominate candidates for Delegate to the forthcoming CFU Con vention. Your secretary also wishes to remind those members who are delinquent in the payment of their dues to settle the matter a# soon as possible, or we might have to resort to suspension in cases where there is no reserve value. We also urge those who pay their dues via mail to please enclose enough return pos tage for the return of their books. In cases where enough pos tage is not supplied, we must delve into our lodge treasury for same and this causes an extra expense to the lodge Frank Kurttch, Secy. Story of A Great Croat Cultural Institution (Continued From Page 8) past world war. In 1938 several members of "Preradovic" joined the Chicago "Zora" Singing So ciety on a tour of cities in Croatia. During the last 22 years "Preradovic" has sponsored the annual Easter Concert in Gary given by the well known Duquesne Tamburitza Orches tra from Pittsburgh. When the 2nd World War came, 17 of our "Preradovic" members were in the service, Verona 770 Nominees Face Showdown May 12 VERONA, Pa. Atten tion all members of C. F. U. Lodge 770. An important meeting will be held on Tues day, May 12, at the Croatian National Home, 312 Arch St., at which time we will nomi nate candidates for Delegate to the forthcoming CFU Con vention. Catherine Leppold, Secy. Granite City Members In Vital Meet May 10th GRANITE CITY, 111. On Sunday, May 10, at the usual time, the regular meeting of CFU Lodge 222 will be held in the Croatian Home, 1400 Grand Avenue. One of the items on the agenda for the day will be the nomination of candi dates for Delegate to the 10th C.F.U. Quadrennial Convention. We also wish to inform our members that the Secretary and treasurer will not collect dues as early as they did in the past, but instead will be gin at 1:30 p.m. This change was made be cause the members would leave the Home immediately after paying their dues, and out of 400 members we would not have enough to form a quorum, so that a meeting could be held. George Murgich, Rec. Export 10 Meet Will Be Held On May 10th EXPORT, Pa. The Reg- members HAMMOND, Ind. Mem bers of CFU Lodge 358 are asked to attend, without fail, the meeting which will be held on Sunday, May 10, begin ning at 2:00 p.m. Nomination of candidates for Delegate to the CFU Con vention will be in order and other items of business will be transacted. Tressa Warshol, Rec. Glee Club On Eve of 45th Anniversaiy and one of them, Anton Seibai died in service of his country. Thank Fellow Singers We cannot forget that in all our work we have had the fraternal and willing coopera tion of the many other Croa tian Singing Societies in Ame rica. They attended our anni versary celebrations, we help ed to celebrate theirs, and for the record of true and friend ly cooperation on this cultural field we want to inscribe their names and cities: Central Committee Extends Invitation To Qualified Instructors On Pacific Coast LOS ANGELES, Calif. The Central Committee of CFU Lodges wishes to an nounce that a Junior Tambu ritza Orchestra will be organ ized among our Junior Order members in the area. At present we are in need of a tamburitza in structor and we ask those qualified to teach such stu dents to contact bro. Milan Kirin, 6826 Woodman Ave. Van Nuys, Calif., Phone: Chisholm Voting Will Take Place On May 10 CHISHOLM, Minn. All members of CFU Lodge 210 are requested to attend the important meeting on Sunday, May 10 at the Slovenian Na tional Home at 1:00 p.m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for Delegate to the 10th CFU Convention. It is the duty of every member to participate in this election for the purpose of selecting a deserving delegate who will continue to work for the betterment of the CFU and the membership in the future. We will be looking forward to a large attendance. Mary Ognanovich, Sec'y. Eureka 249 Candidate Emerge On May 17 ular Monthly Meeting of CFU ^en(j Regular Meeting of Lodge 10, which was to be qfu Lodge 249 which will be held Sunday, May 3, has been postponed until Sunday, May 10th. All members are asked to take note of this change and attend, as we will, at that time, hold nominations for Delegate to the 10th CFU u a e n n i a o n v e n i o n which will be held in Detroit this coming September. Nicholas Mance, Secy. Hammond Members Are Reminded Of Big Meet requested to at- held on Sunday, May 17, in the K. P. Hall, 615 4th St. The most important item on the agenda for this ses sion, which will begin at 2:00 p.m., will be the nomination of candidates for Delegate to the 10th CFU Convention. Please remember to attend. Mary Bertalla, Secy. Slovan Members Prime For Nominaions Meet SLOVAN, Pa. We here by officially invite all mem bers of CFU Lodge 548 to at tend, without fail, the regular meeting which will take place Sunday, May 10, in our Lodge Home, at the usual time. This session is very impor tant as we will nominate can- ONE DOLLAR is the fee charged for the pub I lication of one-column pictures of individual IV' members in the Zajedničar. FIVE DOLLARS is required for two-column pictures showing several persons. SEVEN DOLLARS is the fee for three column pictures showing tamburitza ensembles, groups, etc., not exceeding six persons. TEN DOLLARS is required for the publication of such large pictures as singing societies, wedding groups showing bridesmaids, mass meetings, etc. The fee MUST accompany each picture. Make all Checks or Money Orders payable to the CROATIAN FRATERNAL UNION OF AMERICA and forward together with photo 4: "ZAJEDNIČAR" English Section 3441 FORBES AVE. Pittsburgh (IS), Pa. NOTE: The English Section of the Zajedničar empree«iy nies any responsibility for the safekeeping or return of licited pictures, photographs, ete. "Zora," Chicago, 111. "Hr vatska," Chicago, 111. "Za greb," Milwaukee, Wis. "Ja vor," Pittsburgh, Pa. "Jad ran," Aliquippa, Pa. "Stross majer," Youngstown, Ohio "Rodoljub," Johnstown, Pa. S a v u e o i i S o a I n i a n a a o Ind. "Velebit," So. Chicago "Vila," St. Louis, Mo. "Gun dulic," So. Chicago "Dunav," Waukegan, 111. and "Slavulj,M Cleveland, Ohio. May this friendly and fra ternal cooperation continue in the future! Southern California Lodges Seeking Tutor For Junior Tamburitza Ensemble ST. 5-4137. The Committee is not in a position to pay an instructor very much in the beginning, but we hope that as time pro gresses the committee and in structor can come to an a greement by which the a mount could be increased. You all know the impor tance of having such activi ties and we therefore ask you for your cooperation. Milan Kirin, Rep. Cokeburg Candidates Await May 15th Meet COKEBURG, Pa. Due to the fact that our Mother's Day Celebration falls on our regular meeting date, May 10, the meeting will be post poned until Saturday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. Nomination of candidates for Delegate to the CFU Con vention and other important items will be transacted. It is important that every member be in attendance. Bernard Luketich, Pres. East Pitt Juniors To Live It Up During Trip To Youngstown Tourney E. PITTSBURGH, Pa. C.F.U. Lodge 141 is sending 3 men's teams, 2 women's teams, and 18 juniors to the All 25th Annual C.F.U. Tenpin Tournament in Youngstown. The Junior League has chartered a bus for the trip on Saturday, May 16, which will leave E. Pittsburgh at approximately 8:00 a. m. There is room for any mem bers who might be intrest ed in making the trip. The fare will be $3.00 round trip and the bus will remain in Youngstown all day. This would be an opportunity for some of our non-bowlers to see what a great event our Tenpin Tournament is. For more information please call Joe Pribanic, VA 3-9526. Emil Sardoch Cleveland F5 Juniors In Benefit Bake Sale CLEVELAND, Ohio —The next regular meeting of the members of Junior Order didates for Delegate to the Nest 55 will take place Fri 10th CFU Convention which day May 8, at 7 p. m. in the Croatian Home, 6314 St. will be held in Detroit coming September. John Kosovec, Secy. Clair. All parents art most urg ently requested to bring the dues of their youngsters up to date at the time and save us the headache of going through the painful motions of suspending them for being in arrears. After the meeting we will conduct a bake sale and screen some very entertain ing films. The proceeds will be used to help send our Nest 55 keg lers to the CFU's 25th An nual Nat'l .Tenpin Tourney May 14-17 ttt Youngstown, Ohio. jlwa Resck, Mgv.