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i nw Qub "Jadran" at Joseph Bilich Saturday—OCTOBER 24—8:20 P. M. Prices: $1.50 $1.75 $2.25 $3.00 a a i n By Yaroslav J. Chyx (Published Posthumously) ize the brouSht about tance a^on?- 0f tions with 8iightly S s Page 9 ing thf poHcy of signi leant na^jon Qf (Foreign Press P. 10) 5* next Minhifl Baiohy \n\n Quip Juniors Set For Oct. 18 Show Guest Groups Will Appear On Program (Continued from Page 7) Down for duet numbers are Toni Sapirek and Tom Veselich and Patricia Hyd zik and Carol Danjanic with Steve Veselich booked for a solo selection. A Croatian Dance Medley will ring down the curtain on what promises to be a great afternoon of entertainment. The concert over, the cele brants will move to the club rooms of the Croatian Social 203 Franklin Avenue for dan cing to the music of the Du nav Tamburitza Orchestra and the very finest in solid and liquid refreshments. Need Helping Hand This concert is presented by the Duquesne University Tamburitza School of Music in conjunction with the Cro atian Social and Glee Club "Jadran". Directing the Jadran Jun ior Tamburitzans will be Don Knežević, remembered by ma ny for his sterling past per formances with the Du quesne Tamburitzans. The choreographer I s very lovely and talented Catherine Danjanic, anoth er former Duquesne Tam buritzans star. All concerned have worked long and hard for this Sun day, Oct. 18, concert, so hard that the Aliquippa High School Auditorium should be jammed that afternoon by CFU members from all parts of Beaver County and other Western Pennsylvania cen ters. Peter Turkovich, Pub. West Allis Nest Set For Halloween Frolic WEST ALLIS, Wise. Ju nior Order Nest 81 will hold a Halloween Dance on Satur day, Oct. 31, at Kralj's Hall, 6001 West Madison. Music for dancing will be gin at 7 p.m. and plenty of refreshments are being stock ed for the occasion. Prizes are to be awarded for the best children's cos tumes, so get those young sters of yours on the ball and see to it that they at tend this fall funfest. Proceeds of the event will revert to the funds of the Sil- Brownsville Delegate Will Report Oct. 18th On Detroit Convention We also take pleasure in advising our members that hot barbecued lamb, prepared on the premises, will be avail able Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon on. Come out and get your share of this traditional Cro atian delicacy. John Jandrokovic, Pres. Toronto Canucks To Eye Convention Color Films Will Be Shown Oct. 18 TORONTO The mem bers of "Canucks" Lodge 975, after a summer recess, will hold their next regular meet ing at 2 pm. on Sunday, Oct. 18, at the Croatian Home, 1650 Dupont Street. Following the short busi ness session, Lodge 975 President Michael Stanley, who was a Delegate to that gathering, will show color films of the Croatian Fra ternal Union's 10th Quad rennial Convention, held Sept. 21-26 at Detroit. Those present will witness the proceedings of the Con vention, the highlights of the Sept. 23rd Banquet which served as a tribute to the So ciety's 65th Anniversary, and other facets of what proved to be the shortest such busi ness gathering in the history of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Members of Lodge 975 will thoroughly enjoy these color films. Detroit Home Members To Meet October 25th DETROIT The 3rd quar terly meeting of the Nat'l Croatian Home Corp. is sche duled to take place Sunday, Oct. 25, in the Home, 1721 East McNichols. The meeting will be called to order at 3 p.m. sharp. All members of the Home should consider it their duty to attend this e e i n a n a u a i n themselves with its present standing Mid future out look. With the Croatian Frater nal Union's 10th Convention now a memory, the time has come for all of us in Detroit ver Strings Junior T&mburit-! to return to normal and fo za Orchestra. cus our attention on th« Tickets are now in the home front. now hands of all local CFU Lodge officials. Or get yours at the doors on Saturday, Oct. 31. Let's all be there. We can accomplish that by attending the Home meeting on Oct. 25. Eugene A. floreta, Secy. Duquesne University MASSEY HALL TORONTO, CANADA 'Carl J8bBi At Univ. of Wyoming Scholarship Aid Praised By Lodge SUPERIOR. Wyo. Carl Jablin, a 1959 graduate of Su- BROWNSVILLE. Pa. All members of CFU Lodge 307 are requested to attend the regular monthly meeting on Sunday, Oct. 18, in the, perior High School, ha« been Lodge Home. awarded the only Croatian We are awaiting with inter- Fraternal Union Scholarship est the report of Thomas Iva- Foundation award in the nac, our Lodge Delegate to! state of Wyoming for this the CFU's 10th Nat'l Quad rennial Convention, held Sept. 21-26, 1959, in Detroit, and year. He is a member of Lodge 609 and the son of Mr. and learn from him what was ac- Mrs. Michael Jablin of Chey complished during the course i enne, Wyoming, formerly of of that gathering. As we all know, this was the shortest Convention in the history of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Bro. Iva nac will tell us why it was so on Sunday, Oct. 18. Superior. During his high school years. Carl took part in ma- ny activities, including foot ball, basketball, track, and drama. He was a member of the National Forensics League, Award. Carl has entered the Uni- RE:MATERIAL Thursday noon is the deadline for all material intended for publication in the English Section of the Zajedničar. Material arriving after that hour and day of the week will not appear in the following issue of the Eng lish Section. If contents of same are still timely, late arriving articles will be published the week after If not, they will be "killed." Stephen F. Brkich, Editor OCTOBER 14, 1959 225 Years On The American Newspaper Scene URING THE decades be fore and after the turn of the twentieth century, it was conspicuously the Ger man, Scandinavian, Italian, Russian. Yiddish and other foreign language publications that waged a vigorous cam paign for workers' compensa tion, the eight-hour day, so cial security, recognition of trade unions, and unemploy ment insurance. Many readers as well as editors had been veterans of struggles for the same goals in their countries of origin, as for example, the e a n o y- E i s and the Russian Jews and other refugees from Tsar ist oppression in the second half of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twen tieth centuries. Peasants from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe National Honor Society and. and their spokesmen, the ed- the "S" Club. U o n i s a n a i o n from high school, he was awarded the Lomb Science itors of the foreign language press, confronted with semi- ^em versity of Wyoming for the, same way they had fought ''Communist" had a circula fall semester. their feudal landlords back in' tion of 272,146, and twenty In behalf of dur Lodge we i their home countries by three newspapers with a cir w i s o a n k e o a i a n o e s s e o n s a i o n s a n u a i o n o 2 2 2 0 2 7 w e e Fraternal Union for awarding strikes, with the support of friendly either to the regime the scholarship grant to our labor legislation and the la-! THii SOCIETY'S continental network of Lodges and Nests (shaded areas) following the adjournment Sept. 26, 1959, in Detroit of the 10th Nat'l Quadrennial Convention, the shortest such gathering in the history of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Lillian Miskulin, Secy. *n Colorado, Indiana and 100,000 readers, and only six Minnesota, the speed-up abu ses of the conveyor system in Detroit, exploitation in Chi cago, sweatshops kl New York, etc. USA Foreign Language Press D" manpower which changes in American life often referred to as the bloodless labor revolution. Today, when outstand ing progress and improve ments have been achieved in all these fields, the im portant role played by the non-Finglish press in these struggles should not be for gotten. However, with the gradual improvement in social and feudal conditions in' some The Extremist Fringe American mines, foundries, in 1947, thirty-three publi steel mills and railroads, cations characterized by vari fought against them in the ous governmental agencies as membpr. bor union movement. satellite country. We are sure that Carl will They fought the coal and I -pen years ia^er there were work hard and make the iron police in Pennsylvania,1 ^njy 23 pro-Soviet publica Lodge nroud of him. the Pinkerton strikebreakers economic conditions, this ex-' outbursts of exaggerated na tremist fringe also diminish- tionalism, even of a reaction ed in strength and impor- except as forces out- side the United States nursed the Soviet Union or some Champion of Labor In those days the English language labor press was quite limited, and the brunt of the labor struggle rested not only on the foreign lan-j role in the American labor guage labor press, but on the movement, the non-English foreign language press in press has demonstrated a general. consistent interest in the for- Through its pages it has i eign policy of the United helped to educate and organ-1 States. more than papers with over 11,000 read ers friendly to existing Soviet satellite governments abroad, mostly out of fear that the collapse of these governments would wipe out whatever semblance of independence they now have, or would shrink their territory. It has contributed fro the breakdown of American iso lationism. Thus during World i War 1 it helped in formulat- nations, as finally expressed in Wilson's Four teen Points. Foreign language news papers in general were more aware of the true na ture of Fascism and Naz ism than the general Ame rican press. Many of them also antici pated far in advance of Ame rican public opinion and even I It is only natural that, in the U. S. Government the pit the heat of this economic and falls inherent in any kind of social struggle, a fringe of ul tra-radical publications devel oped in the United States. collaboration with the Soviet Union. On the other hand, interest in their readers' countries of origin resulted at times in Detroit Juniors Await Kolo Class Youngsters Will Start October 15 DETROIT The Junior Order Nest 318 Kolo Classes will resume for the Fall Sea son at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. All Nest 318 members Interested in mastering the kolo arts are urged to at tend this session to be held in the Croatian Home, 1721 East McNichols and bee ome acquainted with their new instructress Helen Bidoli and assistant Rose Paige. These regular classes are open to all members of Nest 318 and every single youngs ter is most cordially invited to come out for the instruc- In addition to its important tions. role in the American labor Those of you who have ne ver tried kolo dancing don't know how much fun you are missing. Come out Thursday, Oct. 15, and be convinced. Eva Matije vie, Pub. outlook the brightest la nasf yean. Now, then, Is the time for every one of the 306 American and Canadian Delegates to Hie 10th Convention to enroll at least two new adult or juvenile member* before Dec. SI, 1959, to show their faith In tihe future *e Onstisa End of 10th Convention Should Hark Renewal of Interest In Campaign And Group Visit Next Year To Yugoslavia Record For Quadrennium 1954-1958 Shows Croatian Fraternal Union To Have Gained Total of 4,377 Adult And Junior Members By Michael Grasha, Chairman, Campaign Committss PITTSBURGH The Convention is over, let's forget it. Let's close ranks now and utilize all our energies for the business at hand the most important business mem bership campaigning. Nothing can, or should, take prece dence over new member recruiting because that is the very life line of the organization for without it we would not only face certain stagnation^ but inevitable retrogression, for enrollment cost. With all due respect to all 1 It must be kept in mind the many faceted functions that is is not the company nor of the Society we have, nev- the society that "foots th« ertheless, felt that entirely bill" for actually it is the new too little has been written a- member who pays since th« bout the membership cam-1 very structure of the premi paign. um or dues schedule is so ai It is to be hoped that the ranged that the first year's drive will get more coverage income is written off as ši from more sectors. Nothing,1 quisition cost. but nothing, is so necessary Only with the second for the Union's progress and year's premium or does does the certificate or pol icy begin accumulating re serve or equity considera tion. very existence. It is a basic principle of business that unless the cash register rings, even the most powerful financial empire will collapse. By the same token, «?en the most virile fraternal ben efit society is doomed to dis sipation and disintegration if it isn't constantly being but tressed by new membership applications. Membership campaigns are, therefore, a prime requisite. Let there be no apathy, let us erase all negative thinking and evaluate the recruiting drives correctly and ade quately. Facts of CFU Life Even at the Convention in Detroit statements were made which attempted to belittle the current drive and to show it as a liability rather than the definite asset that it is. Upon our arrival back in Pittsburgh we were chagrined to see even the official organ of a neighboring fraternal specifically though errone ously cite the CFU as having "spent huge sums on mem bership drives which resulted in a net membership loss of 749 between 1953 and 1958." This same organ has al ways heretofore been unable to find the necessary letters on its linotype machines to spell Croatian Fraternal Un ion as, for instance, a few years back when it reported our Supreme President's (V. I. Mandich) election to the post of President of the Pa. Fraternal Congress by saying "neighboring fraternal." Once and for all, for the benefit of members and non members, let's put the record straight. In the quadrennium 1954-1958 the CFU recorded a net mem bership gain of 4377. We grew from a total member ship, on December 31,1954 of 105,781 to 110,158 on December 31, 1958. During that time the Society's to tal insurance increased by $6,588 277.28, from $82, 671,772.41 to $89,239*999. 69. We want to emphasize a gain that our CFU you th« volunteer campaigner ha« compiled a record unequalled by any organization. Not a single nationality fraternal has come near us in recruit ing results. Campaigns A Must Speaking particularly ef our Junior Order our Actuary who has personal and profes sional contact with dozens ot other organizations has thi» to say "The CFU Juvenil« Department has been excep tionally successful. Although the CFU is 22nd in size accotv ding to the insurance in fore« rankings, only four societies were able to increase th« number of juvenile certifi cates by more than the CFU. This is truly a remarkabl« achievement." To cite briefly again oar 4 year enrollment record here are the figures as sub mitted to the insurance de partment: New written and revived membership during 1955-1958 9504 adult and 14,342 Junior members for a total of 23,846. It is obvious therefore that had our devoted campaigner* not bothered to sign up any new members in th« period under consideration we would not now number 110,158 boi exactly 23,846 less or about 86,000. Our very size works agaiiMA us in this respect for the la*» ger the organization, the la^ ger will be the inevitable an* nual losses. The grim reaper takes no holiday and accounts for some 1100 deaths per year. Certificate maturities, lapses and surrender demands account for another 3,000 drop. We sv« therefore faced* each year, with an inevitabl« loss of 4000. That our dedica ted campaigners are able nod only to recoup this annus! handicap but to produce net gains in excess of 1000 mem bers per year is the wonder of the fraternal world, s (Campaigns P. 10) It is true that the adult de partment did suffer a slight loss 477 in four years but the 4854 juvenile gain still gave us that impressive net increase of 4377. And, be lieve it or not, most fraternal i JOHNSTOWN, Pa. His benefit societies would be Johnstown Delegates To Report October II regular meeting of CFHf more than happy to be any- Lodge 5 will be held SundafN where near us in these statis- afternoon, October 18, in ths tics, yes even those who have a wtell developed, expensive, professional field force. Who Foots The Bill? There's been talk toe of "expensive" recruiting. And, though our zealous volunteer recruiting army is now receiv ing bigger awards than in years gone by these awards are still far below the com missions paid by some fra ternals, not to mention com mercials who allocate up to 80^ and 90% of the entire first year's premium income Club Rooms. The trustees will give their report for the pact three months and there will also be a report on the hap penings of the 10th CFU Convention by the 4 Dele gates. All details will be given with tape recordings so that you may know what was go ing on. All members are urged t$ attend and to bring theip dues payments up to date.