The Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey was published in 1942 by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project of the Works Progress Administration of Illinois. The purpose of the project was to translate and classify selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press from 1855 to 1938. The project consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities of Chicago.

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  • Lietuva -- January 01, 1915
    Lithuanian Socialists Present Comedy and Concert

    The twenty-second and thirty-seventh branches of the Lithuanian Socialist League presented their third annual Christmas entertainment on the evening of December 25, at the Meldazis Hall, 23rd Place and South Oakley Avenue. It appears that the quality of the program was not as good as that of the previous entertainments of the League.

    The most interesting part of the program was the presentation of the comedy "Zydas Statineje" (A Jew In A Barrel).

    The balance of the program consisted of speeches, songs, and a monologue entitled "Motina" (Mother). One of the speakers referred to the Reverend Schmidt scandal (in Poland).

    The audience appeared to be especially pleased with the songs, including the French "Marseillaise," which were sung by the chorus of the eighty-first branch 2of the Lithuanian Socialist League. The monologue was very effectively delivered.

    A capacity crowd attended the entertainment. It was observed that quite a number of people were unable to find seats and had to stand.

    The twenty-second and thirty-seventh branches of the Lithuanian Socialist League presented their third annual Christmas entertainment on the evening of December 25, at the Meldazis Hall, 23rd Place and South ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 1 c 1, III B 2, II B 1 a
  • Lietuva -- January 01, 1915
    The Best Gift for Friends in Lithuania (Advertisement)

    The best gift for friends in Lithuania is the Lithuanian Catholic weekly newspaper Draugas (The Friend).

    The Draugas publishes news from the entire world, reveals the life of Lithuanians in America, and contains many articles dealing with public life, politics, literature, and the general public. It is the best friend of Lithuanian workers in America as well as in Lithuania.

    The Russian censorship permits the Draugas to enter Lithuania.

    The subscription price for the Draugas is two dollars per year, one dollar for six months, in America; three dollars per year, $1.50 for six months, in foreign countries.

    Address: Draugas Publishing Company, 1800 West 46th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

    The best gift for friends in Lithuania is the Lithuanian Catholic weekly newspaper Draugas (The Friend). The Draugas publishes news from the entire world, reveals the life of Lithuanians in ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 2 d 1, III C
  • Lietuva -- January 01, 1915
    Katalikas Issues Large 15th Anniversary Number (Advertisement)

    A newspaper can celebrate and issue an anniversary number only once in fifteen, twenty-five, or fifty years. Such anniversaries are very rare.

    This year is very important in that the largest Lithuanian newspaper, the Katalikas (The Catholic), has reached its fifteenth year of existence, and as a result has issued a large, beautiful, and profusely illustrated anniversary number. One of the main features of this number is an article entitled "What Is the Best Way to Promote the Cultural Uplift of Lithuanians in America?" This article has a lasting value.

    Every Lithuanian should get a copy of this anniversary number as a souvenir. It will be mailed to anyone upon receipt of ten cents.

    When writing, address as follows:

    2

    J. M. Tananevicia,

    3249 South Morgan Street,

    Chicago, Illinois.

    A newspaper can celebrate and issue an anniversary number only once in fifteen, twenty-five, or fifty years. Such anniversaries are very rare. This year is very important in that the ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 2 d 1, IV
  • Lietuva -- January 01, 1915
    New Lithuanian Books

    Bevalstybine Draugija (Stateless Society), a translation of the sixth section of the book Prisons, Police, and Punishment. Issued by the Laisvosios Zmonijos (Free Mankind) Company. Published by the Jaunoji Lietuva (Young Lithuania) Press, Chicago, Illinois. This book was previously printed in installments in the Jaunoji Lietuva. It contains thirty-eight pages.

    Ne Savo Vezej. Violoncelininkas Behnke. Kaukvakaris. (Not In His Own Line. Viola Player Behnke. A Masquerade.) This is a book of translations of three different subjects. It contains forty-seven pages; price fifteen cents. Published by the Jaunoji Lietuva (Young Lithuania) Literary Library No. 1, Chicago, Illinois.

    Aureole (Aureole). An oration by Rev. M. Gustaitis. Dedicated to the Lithuanian Sisters of St. Casimir, of St. Casimir Convent, Chicago, Illinois. Published by Draugas (The Friend), Chicago, Illinois. It contains twenty-four pages.

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    Blogi Kudikiu Paprociai (Bad Habits of Children). Written by Dr. A. L. Graiciunas according to B. W. Knight and W. Robinson. Published by Draugas (The Friend), Chicago, Illinois. It contains forty-five pages.

    Bevalstybine Draugija (Stateless Society), a translation of the sixth section of the book Prisons, Police, and Punishment. Issued by the Laisvosios Zmonijos (Free Mankind) Company. Published by the Jaunoji Lietuva ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 2 d 3, IV
  • Denní Hlasatel -- January 01, 1915
    A List of Wounded, Sick, and Dead in the Austrian Army

    [All the issues from January 1 to January 15, 1915, carry from three to four columns of names of soldiers who are wounded or sick, the soldier's place of residence, name and number of his military unit (regiment, battery, etc.), and names of those who are dead, carrying their rank and name of military unit. These appear to be extracts from official Austrian lists and refer to soldiers whose homes are in Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia, or whose military units recruit from one of the lands.]

    [All the issues from January 1 to January 15, 1915, carry from three to four columns of names of soldiers who are wounded or sick, the soldier's place of residence, ...

    Bohemian
    I G, III H
  • Lietuva -- January 01, 1915
    Plan to Establish Home for Lithuanian Orphans by M. C

    A meeting of representatives of a number of Lithuanian organizations was held on December 27 at St. George's [Lithuanian] Parish Hall, 32nd Place and Auburn [now Lithuanica]Avenue. The purpose of the meeting was to create a charitable Lithuanian organization. It was opened with an introductory address by the Reverend A. Staniukynas. After explaining the purpose of the meeting and the necessity for a charitable organization, he invited the Reverend M. L. Krusas to act as chairman. Mr. Baksys was elected secretary.

    Reverend Krusas explained in his talk the miserable plight of Lithuanian orphans in Chicago. He stated that with the united effort of all the Lithuanian organizations in Chicago it would be very easy to establish a home for Lithuanian orphans.

    The secretary recorded the names of those who attended the meeting according to the communities in which they live. The result showed that there were 2twenty-one persons from the 18th Street community, and only eight from the others. Reverend Matthew Krauciunas and several others argued that in order to discuss successfully such an unquestionably worthy and important matter as the establishment of an orphans' home, a larger meeting with representatives from all the Chicago Lithuanian communities was essential. With that thought in mind, it was decided to issue a call for a larger and more representative meeting to be held next Sunday afternoon, January 3, in the same hall. It was decided to advertise this meeting in the Lithuanian newspapers.

    Among those who were present at the meeting were the following Lithuanian priests: the Reverends Krauciunas, Staniukynas, Ezerskis, Krusas, Kemesis, and Ignatius Albavicius.

    A meeting of representatives of a number of Lithuanian organizations was held on December 27 at St. George's [Lithuanian] Parish Hall, 32nd Place and Auburn [now Lithuanica]Avenue. The purpose of ...

    Lithuanian
    II D 4, IV, II D 10
  • Skandinaven -- January 01, 1915
    Real-Estate Transactions

    The following Scandinavians bought or sold real estate in Chicago recently:

    Gertrude Wehrheim to William O. Larsen: Bernice Avenue and Lavergne Avenue. Price, $10.

    Winnie B. Roberts to John V. Olsen: Byron Street and Leclaire Avenue. Price, $10.

    Harry Carlson to Carl F. Jensen: Grace Street and Kenard Avenue. Price, $10.

    Ottilie Melms to T. G. Nielsen: Wisner and Milwaukee Avenues. Price, $10.

    Fred Person to Vincent Truman: Marquette Avenue and 78th Street. Price, $10,000.

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    Johanna Ruff to Katherine Jorgensen: Peoria and 59th Street. Price, $10.

    Otto Petersen to Madge Perrigo: Winchester Avenue and 58th Street. Price, $1.

    Elizabeth Reill to Anton Denemark: Adelaide Court and Kedvale Avenue. Price, $10.

    William J. Winslow to Joseph H. Holvin: Cicero: Township 39, lot 4, block 3. Price, $10.

    Alvin B. Rowe to Benedict Einarsen: California Avenue and 35th Place. Price, $1.

    The following Scandinavians bought or sold real estate in Chicago recently: Gertrude Wehrheim to William O. Larsen: Bernice Avenue and Lavergne Avenue. Price, $10. Winnie B. Roberts to John V. ...

    Norwegian
    II F
  • Skandinaven -- January 02, 1915
    Norwegian Literary Club

    A few months ago Mr. and Mrs. Anton Nelson invited a group of friends to their home, 2514 Spaulding Avenue. All of the guests were interested in books. Miss Lucille Le Furgey, gave a talk on Ibsen's, The Lady of the Sea. The people present were so taken by this clear and interesting talk that they at once decided to organize a literary club, and meet once a month. It was also decided to read and discuss all the works of Ibsen, Bjornson, and other Scandinavian authors. The Club will also cover other European literature. The Club has fifty members and more men and women join at each meeting.

    A few months ago Mr. and Mrs. Anton Nelson invited a group of friends to their home, 2514 Spaulding Avenue. All of the guests were interested in books. Miss Lucille ...

    Norwegian
    II B 1 d
  • Naujienos -- January 02, 1915
    New Evening School for Study of English Language Established

    p.5... A new evening school for the study of the English language has been established by S.J.Dargush at the Henry Booth House, 701 W.14th Place. Classes will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Lithuanians are urged not to be too lazy to work and study for self advancement A good knowledge of the English language can do much to raise your standard of living. Those who are unable to speak the language are usually segregated and avoided by society.

    Only practical English suitable for working people will be taught. Emphasis will be placed on oral instruction and practice. It is much easier to learn the language by actual use than through the textbook system. Those who are interested are advised to get in touch with Mr. S.J.Dargush,644 No.Monticello Ave., telephone Garfield 6834.

    p.5... A new evening school for the study of the English language has been established by S.J.Dargush at the Henry Booth House, 701 W.14th Place. Classes will be held every ...

    Lithuanian
    I A 3, III A, II B 2 f
  • Naujienos -- January 02, 1915
    The Dramatic Aspect of Life

    p. 8..... A workingman spends most of his life in providing for the material needs of life. He finds very little time to acquaint himself with the imperfections of life thru newspapers and books where he might gleam many valuable lessons of life.

    To most of our people a dramatical play is the most accessible and pleasant means of gaining an education. Lessons on desirable living may be learned from the drama, which depicts the story of human life and character in all its aspects. In a drama a small group of individuals depict in a concentrated form the evils and imperfections in the characters of thousands of different people.

    Tomorrow evening, Jan. 3rd, the 18th Street Lithuanian Dramatic Circle will present a three act drama, "A Ruined Life," by P. Maciulis, at 1126 W.18th St. This is a very impressive and educational play, dealing with temperance. It contains a moral for thousands of people. All Lithuanians are invited.

    p. 8..... A workingman spends most of his life in providing for the material needs of life. He finds very little time to acquaint himself with the imperfections of life ...

    Lithuanian
    II B 1 c 1