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  • Proletarec -- January 14, 1908
    Jugoslav Socialist Federation

    The Jugoslav Socialist Club No. 1 has been established in Chicago. Its headquarters are at:

    Owner of the Premises: Fr. Mladieh

    587 S. Center Avenue. Chicago

    President: Anton Preshern

    Secretary: Frank Podlipec

    Meetings will be held on the last Saturday of every month.

    The Jugoslav Socialist Club No. 1 has been established in Chicago. Its headquarters are at: Owner of the Premises: Fr. Mladieh 587 S. Center Avenue. Chicago President: Anton Preshern Secretary: ...

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  • Proletarec -- January 14, 1908
    Financial Statement of the Jugoslav Socialist Federation From June 20, To Dec. 1. 1907.

    Balance from June 20, 1907 -- $8.55

    Receipts

    Advertisement in Proletarec: $122.15
    Fees - - $51.22
    Donations - - - $6.30
    Miscellaneous Receipts - - $3.46
    From Sales of Literature $2.00
    Total $193.68

    Paid Out

    Office Expenses - - $14 .57
    Commissions - - 9.00
    Printing - — - - 105.00
    Refund - - - - - 26.15
    Management - - - 1.75
    Shares of Printing Shop - - 24.11
    Total 180.58
    Cash on Hand $13.10

    Fr. Podlipec, Pres.

    John Patrick. Treas.

    Balance from June 20, 1907 -- $8.55 Receipts <table> <tr> <td>Advertisement in Proletarec:</td> <td>$122.15</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Fees - - </td> <td>$51.22</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Donations - - - </td> <td>$6.30</td> </tr> ...

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  • Proletarec -- March 10, 1908
    Slovenian Women's Socialist Club

    The Slovenian Women's Socialist Club, "Proletarka", has been organized in Chicago.

    President: Berta Preshern

    Secretary: Mary Grilec

    Address: 674 W. 21st. Place, Chicago

    Monthly meetings: third week in month.

    The Slovenian Women's Socialist Club, "Proletarka", has been organized in Chicago. President: Berta Preshern Secretary: Mary Grilec Address: 674 W. 21st. Place, Chicago Monthly meetings: third week in month.

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  • Proletarec -- March 31, 1908
    Slovenian Benevolent Society "Nada"

    The Slovenian women in Chicago have organized a new benevolent society called "Nada" (hope). Last Sunday, March 15th, twenty women signed applications for membership to this newly organized society.

    A membership card costs $1.00. Monthly dues are $.50. The society will pay $3 a week for sick benefit, and $50 in case of death.

    The Executive Board consists of:- Mary Jelich, President; Mary Grileo, Vice- President; Angela Norvat, Treasurer.

    Controling Committee:- Ursula Koshnik, Mary Sottar, Anna Krizanich.

    The Committee for the sick includes Mrs. Zavitnik and Mrs. Neden.

    The Slovenian women in Chicago have organized a new benevolent society called "Nada" (hope). Last Sunday, March 15th, twenty women signed applications for membership to this newly organized society. A ...

    Slovene
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  • Proletarec -- June 22, 1909
    Resolution Condemning Glas Svobode

    The Delegate Committee of the Socialist Party of Cook County, session held June 13, 1909, at 180 S. Washington St., Chicago, Ill., endorsed the following resolution:

    To the Cook County Delegate Committee, Grievance Committee Report in the case of 10th and 11th Ward Branches of the South Slovenian organization vs. Glas Svobode.

    The evidence submitted to the grievance committee is to the effect that the paper, Glas Svobode, is not a socialist paper.

    Its manager and owner, Martin Konda, admitted that it is an independent and free thought advocate, and that he is not a member of the socialist party.

    Now, therefore, as said, Glas Svobode has been listed by other well established party organs, and also supported by and through party commendation, and in view of the above unquestioned evidence, we, the Grievance Committee, find that said paper is not a socialist paper in the sense that other papers of the Socialist Party are (although it has in the past shown an apparent friendship and support 2 to the Socialist Party). We, therefore, recommend that the county secretary be instructed to send a copy of this resolution to the national secretary of the Socialist Party, who will submit it to the socialist press.

    Fraternally submitted,

    L. W. Hardy, J. N. Born, A. Fishman. A. A. Patterson, Jas. P. Larsen, Committee.

    Indorsed and accepted by the Delegate Committee, Socialist Party of Cook County, session held June 13, 1909.

    G. T. Fraenckel, Sec'y.

    The Delegate Committee of the Socialist Party of Cook County, session held June 13, 1909, at 180 S. Washington St., Chicago, Ill., endorsed the following resolution: To the Cook County ...

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  • Proletarec -- June 22, 1909
    Discrimination against Glas Svobode and its Owner

    On Dec. 26, 1908. the Slovenian Socialistic Club No. 1 in Chicago, issued a resolution condemning false representation by Glas Svobode and discriminating against its owner, M. Konda.

    The resolution reads as follows:- Whereas Glas Svobode, the so-called socialist newspaper published at 597 W. 20th St., Chicago, Ill., in the Slovenian language and owned by Martin Konda, proved itself through many articles, notes and paragraphs - especially through a certain article published in its issue, No. 43, dated Oct. 23, 1908, in which it recommended a Democratic candidate for election as non-socialistic and treasonable to the socialist principles and platform, and to the Socialist Party at large; whereas Glas Svobode admitted in issue No. 43 dated Oct. 23, 1908, frankly with the words: "We never said that Glas Svobode would be a Socialist paper", as a non-socialistic action before the English Socialist Party, unfamiliar with the language and character of the paper and yet seeks financial aid from the Party; whereas, the said paper, Glas Svobode, declared itself in issue No. 43 dated Oct. 23, 1908, as a free-thinking and progressive paper, but still tells its readers how good a friend it is to the working people, so that the workers will buy the paper and thereby help fill the 2 pockets of its owner, Martin Konda.

    Therefore, be it resolved by members of South Slovenian Socialist Branch, Tenth Ward, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., at a regular meeting assembled Dec. 26, 1908, that said Glas Svobode is no more worthy of any moral or financial support from any existing socialist party or from socialists at large, and therefore is put on the unfair list of all socialists and class-conscious workers; and be it further

    Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Executive Committee of the Cook County Socialist Party for adoption and to the national secretary of the Socialist Party of the U. S. for distribution to every socialist paper or magazine, to be given as wide a publication as possible.

    Chicago, Ill., Dec. 26, 1908.

    Chairman - Mike Kuloveo

    Secretary - Frank Podlipec

    On Dec. 26, 1908. the Slovenian Socialistic Club No. 1 in Chicago, issued a resolution condemning false representation by Glas Svobode and discriminating against its owner, M. Konda. The resolution ...

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  • Proletarec -- September 14, 1909
    Aim of the Slovenian Socialist Organization in America

    The principal aim of the Slovenian Socialist Organization in America is to organize all Slovenian workers into an International Socialist Party for the defense and interests of the working class, with no objection to religion or race; also to work on a wide distribution of workers‘ literature and newspapers; to organize public lectures, meetings, etc.; also to advocate and help our workers become citizens of this country and enjoy the full rights of citizens; and help members with moral and financial support in case of need.

    The principal aim of the Slovenian Socialist Organization in America is to organize all Slovenian workers into an International Socialist Party for the defense and interests of the working class, ...

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  • Proletarec -- March 22, 1910
    Observance of Paris Commune

    The Slovenian Socialist Club No. 1 in Chicago organized a celebration in memory of the Paris Commune. This celebration took place Sunday, March 20 in the Grand Hall on Central Avenue.

    The program was excellent. The Jugoslav Workers' Musical Bond and Jugoslav Workers' choir offered numerous songs and other musical selections.

    The Slovenian Socialist Club No. 1 in Chicago organized a celebration in memory of the Paris Commune. This celebration took place Sunday, March 20 in the Grand Hall on Central ...

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  • Proletarec -- December 13, 1910
    Help the Strike!

    The Daily Socialist issued an extra number for the benefit of tailors on strike in Chicago. The net profit from the sale of this extra issue, as well as moral support, will be offered to the strikers.

    The Daily Socialist issued an extra number for the benefit of tailors on strike in Chicago. The net profit from the sale of this extra issue, as well as moral ...

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  • Proletarec -- February 21, 1911
    Slovenian Workers’ Singing Choir Orel

    Slovenes from Chicago and vicinity are cordially invited to a concert, to be presented by our well-known Slovenian Workers‘ Singing Choir "Orel." It will be given on February 25, in the People's Hall, at Central Avenue and 18th Street.

    Slovenes from Chicago and vicinity are cordially invited to a concert, to be presented by our well-known Slovenian Workers‘ Singing Choir "Orel." It will be given on February 25, in ...

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