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Park each Perina Timko, Secy. -1 "r 1 (Detroiters P. 9) 50 Cents Mail Canada To E N I S S E I O N ... A. J. Celebrezze (United Lodges P. 9) V i •u Vincent Kadilovi* Pftfc \n\n Coming Events 10th Convention September, 1999 Detroit, Michigan SIX PAGES Kenny wood Fete Star Attraction 100-Piece Junior Tammie Ensemble Will Perform During Late Afternoon Program PITTSBURGH, Pa. The celebration of Croatian Day in Pittsburgh, an event that is looked forward to each year by both the old and young of this district and which has attracted thousands of out-of-town and out-of-state visi tors to the Headquarters City of the Croatian Fraternal Union, is with us once again. This year's event will commemorate the 65th Anniver sary of our organization and the Pittsburgh Bi-Centennial All of the excitement andf anticipation of the past Cro atian Days is present as the Greater Pittsburgh Croatian Day Committee reviews its fi nal plans and preparations for the observance of the 27th to Kennywood consecutive celebration of a year Croatian holiday that has in-1 Special Memorial Mass creased in importance and in fluence since the first event was held back in 1932. Croatian Day is a day for the kiddies and eaeh year they are given a con spicuous place on the pro gram, thus building respect and love for the celebration in the hearts and minds of Croatian Youth. And it is a day also for Mother and Father and for Grandmother and Grandfath er, because for many of them it means a chance once each year to see friends and rela tives from the Homeland and also to sit and watch a pro gram that approaches per fectness in the rendition of authentic Croatian dancing and singing. Since 1932, we staged all kinds and types of programs, and while some have pleased more than others, they have So. Chicago Auxiliary In Bake Sale Sept. 6Hi SO. CHICAGO, HI. The Mothers Auxiliary of CFU Nest 242 will stage a bake sale on September 6, with all proceeds to be donated to wards the new school. Please bring your cakes and other baked goods to the church basement where a breakfast of coffee and rolls will also be served for a nom inal $.25. I Hosting this year's Confer ence will be the members if Leetonia Townside Lodge 8, Chisholm Lodge 210, and Hibbing Lodge 240. The Conference will begin at 1 p.m. sharp. Following the business session lunch and re freshments will be served and entertainment is to be pro vided by the Jr. Echo Tam buritzans under the direction of Tom Krmpotich and John Bauman. Inasmuch as Chisholm in all been enjoyed by our peo ple and each in its way has contributed something to the well-being of Western Penn sylvanians, who are attracted All members of the Croa tian Fraternal Union are in vited to attend this special Memorial Mass which will be offered for all the deceased members of our organization, families and friends. 100-Piece Ensemble This year on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the Croatian Fraternal Union, the Greater Pittsburgh Cro atian Day Committee has come up with another attrac tion that is certain to bring a huge crowd to Kennywood Park. The 100-piece Tamburit za Ensemble comprised of the Jadran Tamburitzans of Aliquippa, the Trafford Junior Tamburitzans and the Holy Trinity Tamburit zans of Ambridge will ap pear on the program- Sharing the spotlight with the tamburijtza ensembles will be little Frances Joyce Gasper of CFU Neet 87, Moneesen, Pa., who has performed on TV with her sensational aero- Let's make this event for, batic act. such a worthy cause a sue- The Most Reverend John J. oess. I Wright, Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pauline Stanley, Mgr. (Most Reverend- P. 9) Junior Director To Attend Chisholm Gathering CHISHOLM, Minn. The Annual Conference of the Minnesota State Federation of CFU Lodges will be held Sunday, Sept. 6, in this city's Slovenian Home. Minnesota State Federation of Lodges in Annual Conclave the virtual center of the Iron Range, we expect the Con ference to be attended by many Lodge and Nest offi cials and Delegates-elect to the CFU's 10th Nat'l Quad rennial Convention, to be held Sept. 21-26, 1959, in Detroit. Representing the Home Office at the Conference will be Junior Order Di rector Michael Grasha. He is expected to touch on many subjects which are of direct concern to all Dele gates to the forthcoming Convention in Detroit. Minnesota's Delegates to the 10th Convention are Dan iel Rukavina, Chisholm John K a & n i e o n Wilmerding Bus Will Haul Members Sept. 5 To Pitt Memorial Mass WILMERDING, Pa. C. F. U. Lodge 42 is making ar rangements for a chartered bus to make the trip to Pitts burgh for the CFU 65th An n i v e s a y e o i a a s s which will take place Satur day Morning, September 5th, at 10:00 a.m., in the Chapel of St Paul's Cathedral. As an innovation on the 85th Anniversary of the Cro atian Fraternal Union, the Most Reverend John J. Wright, Bishop of Pittsburgh, will be the celebrant at the Memorial Mass at 10 A.M. in the Our Lady Chapel at St. Paul's Cathedral which will be dedicated to all the de ceased patrons of Croatian Day. Those wishing to make reservations for the trip should contact any one of the Lodge officers before Saturday, September 5th. The bus will leave from in front of the Croatian Club Rooms, 101 Middle Avenue, at 8:30 a.m., and will return to Wilmerding after the Mass. First come, first served, so make your reservations early. Stephen Matijevic, Secy. Trafford Meeting To Be Held September 13 TRAFFORD. Pa. All members of CFU Lodge 541 are hereby reminded that our regular lodge meeting, this month, will be held on Sun day, September 13, one week earlier than usual. This change is necessary for our Treasurer will be at tending the CFU Convention which will convene in Detroit on September 21. Please note that this change is for the month of September only. Rudolph Mandich, Rec. Bethlehem Lodge Stf For Regular Meetings BETHLEHEM, Pa. This is to notify the members of CFU Lodge 576 that begin ning in September our regular monthly meetings will be held on the third Sunday of every month, beginning at 2:00 p.m, sharp. Ozanich, Hibbing John Juri sich, Ely John Pavelich, Kelly Lake Mike Silovich, Eveleth Anton F. Spraitz, South St. Paul Nick Boro vac, New Duluth John Jele nich, Virginia and Margaret Perpich, Deerwood- Among other matters to be taken up and decided during the Sept. 6 Conference will be the election of the next set of officers to head the Min nesota State Conference of Lodges. Welcome to Chisholm, and may your stay here be a very pleasant one. Frank Jnridch, Pres. A. F. Spraitz, Sec'y. Marko S$bM4 T«** Official Organ Croatian Fraternal Union of America WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1959 Pittsburgh's 27th Croat Day Event of Sept. 5th Symbol of Labor Day, USA, 1959 MICHAEL NOSICH, South Chicago, chosen several years ago as the average "Labor Day American Worker." Today, bro. Nosich, prominent Mid-West CFU member and former Secre tary of the Society's United Lodges of South Chicago, is sym bolic of the thousands of American workers hard hit by the nationwide steel strike. But they can It was the feeling of excitement a high school girl has wearing her first formal to attend her first prom. So we felt' as we met in the oid Home with all the Lodge 351, Home Corpora-? tion, Supreme Officers, and the first spadeful of dirt to of course the "kumovi". As the musicians played "Auld Lang Syne" many of ns even found ourselves with tears in our eyes and a lump in our throat. But as oar kamovi, Dr. and Mrs. Milan Covic, cut the ribbon and the doors were thrown open we felt a new exhilaration. For three days and nights the Home was literally pack ed with people. There were many who perhaps never be fore had been among us but now came to join our happy celebration. There were those who worked many hours from UNITED CLEVELAND LODGES TO HAIL SOCIETY SEPT. 6th still grin and bear it. First Anniversary Of Detroit Home To Be Marked Over Labor Day Weekend Three-Day Celebration Expected To Draw Members, Friends From USA And Canada DETROIT, Mich. On Labor Day weekend of 1958, the doors of the new Croatian Home were opened. Each and every one of us awaited that day with eager anxiety. We could hardly wait to get out of the cramped quarters of our old home and enter the new. the final nail (and all for free). Words of thanks and praise can never be enough to express the gratitude felt by us for work and financial as sistance we received Never Dull Moment Since that Labor Day of 1958, the Home Corporation a s a u i e a n y n e w friends as well as holding on to the very many old friends. With Labor Day just around the corner we again hope to see our friends help us cele brate our First Anniversary. CFU's 65th Anniversary Souvenir Book 4-Color Front Page, 58 Pages In All Postpaid Anywhere U.S.A., AH Orders Croatia* Fraternal Uqtai of America 8441 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh IS, Pa. Pitt 131 Members To Cap Picnic Season On Sunday, September 6th PITTSBURGH, Pa. The members of Lodge 131 will hold their Annual Picnic Sun day, Sept. 6, at the Croatian Center, off Babcock Blvd., Millvale. This will be the last major affair of the 1959 outing sea son to be held at the Croatian Center, and in view of the, fact that it falls the day be fore the celebration of Labor Day we are looking forward to a large crowd of celebrants. Johnny Greyco's Record ing Tamburitza Orchestra, featuring the inimitable Frank Ribich on the vocals, will do the musical honors on the occasion. Plenty of barbecued lamb and roast pork will be on hand. So will lighter snacks and your choice at all times of the best in cold refresh ments. Welcome to attend this fi nal outdoors fling of the year are all local and district mem bers of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Welcome too are all the neighboring Delegates elect to the CFU's 10th Con vention, which will be con vened Sept. 21, 1969, in De troit. Frank Pastorkovic, Secy. Brownsville Outing On Sept. i Hilight Of Holiday Weekend BROWNSVILLE, Pa. CFU Nest 74 will stage its first Picnic on Sunday, Sep tember 6, at the Sportsmen's Club grounds in Brownsville. Barbecued lamb and other tasty solid and liquid refresh ments will be ready from noon on, and musical enter tainment will be provided for the occasion. As an extra attraction, there will be a short pro gram presented at 5:00 p.m., featuring little Fran ces Joyce Gasper, a mem ber of Monessen Nest 87, in an acrobatic act. We invite all the members of Lodge 307 and members and friends to join us. Appearing on the program will be the by now widely ac claimed Cleveland Tamburit za Symphony, the members of which made a tremendous hit July 26 last during the celebration in Millvale, Pa., of the CFU's 65th Anniversary the Zagreb Junior Tamburit zans of Collinwood and vo calist Shirley Kufrin. Dual Anniversary Celebration In The Making STRUTHERS, Ohio The members of "St. Joseph" Lodge 504 will sponsor a Pic nic and Program Sunday, Sept. 6, celebrating the 46th Anniversary of their own Lodge and the 65th Anniver sary of the Croatian Frater nal Union. The Lodge Grounds at 199 Lowellville Road, Struthers, will be the scene of the fete, which will start at 12 noon with the serving of harharcieri Struthers Lodge 504 Members To Honor Society Sept. 6th lamb. The Lodge's guest of honor and speaker of the day will be Milan Vrane«, 2nd Supreme Vice Presi dent of the Croatian Fra ternal Union. Music for the occasion is to be provided by the Happy Brothers Orchestra, prime fa vorites in this part of Ohio. Inasmuch as this celebra tion will precede the national observance of lahor Day, we Established 1929 Slovenian Home Mecca Sept 6th Supreme President And Supreme Treasurer Scheduled To Speak During Big CelebratioR CLEVELAND, Ohio Supreme President V. I. Man dich and Supreme Treasurer Martin Krasich will represent the Home Office as speakers here Sunday, Sept. 6, when the United Lodges of Cleveland present a Concert and Program commemorating the 65th Anniversary of the Cro* atian Fraternal Union of America. The Concert is to be held in the spacious Slovenian Home at 6417 St. Clair Avenue and begin at 2:30 p.m. sharp. The day, however, will open? on a solemn note with church services. Two Masses are to pre cede the afternoon festivi ties one at 10 a.m. in St. a u I's Croatian R. C. Church, the other at 12:00 noon in St. Nicholas Greek Catholic Church. All members who possibly can should attend the Mass of their choice on Sunday, for we owe that much to that memory of those who did so much for the good of the Cro atian Fraternal Union during their days on this earth. Ail-Star Hit Parade John Badovinac, Cleveland, President of the Croatian PAGE SEVEN cal and surrounding 5Vor» Fraternal Union's High Trial' more-years members of th* Board, will preside as Master Croatian Fraternal Union. Dignitaries On Hand of Ceremonies the during program. The welcome address is to be given by United Lodges' Committee President Joseph Kovacevic, long prominent in local CFU circles. Many dignitaries from aH walks of life have indicated South Omaha Delegate Open To Sound Advice SO. OMAHA, Neb. The members of "SS Peter and Paul" CFU Lodge 101 are urged to attend the monthly meeting on September 6, at 2:00 p.m., in the School Hall. With the forthcoming CFU National Convention just a round the corner, the mem- Also slated to take the bership will have an opportu spotlight during the program nity to air their opinions oil is Juvenile Choir No. 2 of the certain matters to our Dele Slovene Nat'l Benefit Society gate, George Kocsis, who will (SNPJ), and the Cleveland I be in attendance. Nest 55 Kolo Dancers. Refreshments will be Special tribute will be paid served after the meeting, during the program to all lo-j Blase J. Cupich, Pre«. are looking forward to plaj^ ing hosts Sunday, Sept. 6, to many of our fellow CFU mem bers and friends in North eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania Welcome also are a# dis trict and neighboring Dele gates-elect to the Croatian Fraternal Union's 10th Nat'l u a e n n i a o n v e n i o n which is to be held Sept. 31» 26, 1959, in Detroit, Mich.