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  • The Albanian Journal -- April 10, 1923
    [New Albanian Society Organized]

    The society Progress was recently organized in Chicago by Albanians from Qyteza, Devolli.

    The society Progress was recently organized in Chicago by Albanians from Qyteza, Devolli.

    Albanian
    II D 1, V A 1
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- October 18, 1927
    Chicago Organizes Vatra Branch

    We received the following telegram Monday morning:

    "Chicago, Illinois.

    "Oct. 17, 1927.

    "Vatra

    "Boston

    "Despite all the opposition the branch has been organized.

    "Kristo A. Liponi."

    (Christ A. Lepon).

    The federation Vatra now has a branch in Chicago. Kamber Machurishti, together 2with Mr. Liponi and others who had the progress of Vatra at heart, undertook the necessary propaganda work as early as last year. But because of the opposition they encountered, the branch was not organized until yesterday.

    We received the following telegram Monday morning: "Chicago, Illinois. "Oct. 17, 1927. "Vatra "Boston "Despite all the opposition the branch has been organized. "Kristo A. Liponi." (Christ A. Lepon). The ...

    Albanian
    II D 1
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 01, 1927
    Branch 30 of Federation Vatra Organized in Chicago (Summary)

    On Sunday, October 16, the Albanians of Chicago and vicinity gathered at Hull House, Polk and Halsted Streets, to discuss the organization of a branch of the Albanian federation Vatra. At 4:30 P. M., Ahmet Meshgorani called the meeting to order, and after thanking the gathering for their patriotic zeal and explaining the purpose of the meeting, he proposed the election of a chairman and a secretary. Kristo A. Liponi (Christ A. Lepon) was selected chairman, and John Adams was named secretary.

    The chairman thanked the members for the honor bestowed on him, and spoke at length on the patriotic duty of every Albanian and what could be accomplished through the federation Vatra. He praised His Excellency, Ahmet Zogu, President of the Albanian Republic, and Faik Konitza, Minister of Albania to Washington, D. C. There were several other speeches.

    2

    The following officers of the new branch were elected: Kristo A. Liponi (Christ A. Lepon), president; Ahmet Meshgorani, secretary; Spiro Prifti, treasurer; Kristo Mustaka, assistant secretary.

    On Sunday, October 16, the Albanians of Chicago and vicinity gathered at Hull House, Polk and Halsted Streets, to discuss the organization of a branch of the Albanian federation Vatra. ...

    Albanian
    II D 1, IV
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 01, 1927
    From the Colonies Report of Branch 30 of the Federation, "Vatra", Which Was Organized in Chicago, Illinois

    Sunday, on the 16th of this month, the Albanians of Chicago and suburbs, were gathered in a meeting at Hull House, Polk and Halsted Streets, to discuss the organization of a branch of the Albanian Federation, Vatra. At 4:30 P.M. Ahmet Meshgorani declared the meeting open and after thanking the gathering for their patriotic zeal and explaining the purpose of the meeting, he proposed to elect a chairman and a reporter. He nominated for Chairman, Kristo A. Liponi (Christ A. Lepon), who was elected. John Adams was elected reporter.

    The chairman thanked the members for the honor bestowed on him, spoke at length and explained in detail the patriotic duty of every Albanian and what could be accomplished through the Federation, Vatra. He highly praised His Excellency, Ahmet Zogu, President of the Albanian Republic, and Faik Konitza, Minister of Albania at Washington, D. C. The other speakers of the day were Messrs. Meshgorani, Lasko, Papanika, Kume, Prifti, and Zereci.

    2

    Officers elected were the following: Kristo A. Liponi (Christ A. Lepon), Pres.; Ahmet Meshgorani, Sec'y.; Spiro Prifti, Treas.; Kristo Mustaka, Ass't. Sec'y, and Panajot Kana, Vasillilo, Nevrus Jahja, members.

    Sunday, on the 16th of this month, the Albanians of Chicago and suburbs, were gathered in a meeting at Hull House, Polk and Halsted Streets, to discuss the organization of ...

    Albanian
    II D 1, III H, IV
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 11, 1927
    New Branch in Chicago a Letter from Albania

    As you all know, as soon as I came to Chicago last year for personal reasons, always wishing to see the progress of our famous society, Vatra, which has saved and liberated Albania from the foreign yoke, I did not cease working day and night for the reorganizations of the branch in Chicago. But my dream did not materialize while I was here. However, I enjoyed coming in contact with those Albanians, who valued the work of the Federation, Vatra, and who later took the initiative in calling a meeting and organizing the Branch 30. These patriots are to be congratulated for their patriotic deed.

    As you all know, as soon as I came to Chicago last year for personal reasons, always wishing to see the progress of our famous society, Vatra, which has saved ...

    Albanian
    II D 1, III H
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 11, 1927
    New Branches of Vatra

    p. 2.- We notice in the paper, Dielli (The Sun), that, recently, two new branches were added to the Federation, Vatra. Branch thirty of Chicago is one of the old branches of the Federation, but was corrupted for some time by a few ambitious opponents to its social progress. However, the good patriots of Chicago regardless of the opposition organized the new branch in Chicago. We are confident the officials of that Branch, Liponi (Lepon), Meshgorani, Prifti and other members of the committee, are intelligent, energetic, and patriotic and that through their efforts the branch in that colony will progress. The Albanians of Chicago have the opportunity now to become members of the Federation and help their country.

    p. 2.- We notice in the paper, Dielli (The Sun), that, recently, two new branches were added to the Federation, Vatra. Branch thirty of Chicago is one of the old ...

    Albanian
    II D 1, III H
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 11, 1927
    [Branch 30 Gains Eleven New Members]

    Branch 30, Chicago, of the Albanian federation Vatra (The Hearth) has eleven new members. We are informed that Branch 30 will soon have as many members as the Massillon, Ohio branch, which is at present the largest branch of the federation.

    Branch 30, Chicago, of the Albanian federation Vatra (The Hearth) has eleven new members. We are informed that Branch 30 will soon have as many members as the Massillon, Ohio ...

    Albanian
    II D 1
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 11, 1927
    Criticisms Without Foundation.

    We read in the report of the meeting of Branch 30 of the Albanian Federation, Vatra, Chicago, the criticism of Lasko Maleshova and Simo Kume Peshtani. As for Mr. Lesko, we are well acquainted with him and do not wish to make any comment in this paper. But I regret the affair exceedingly for my fellow citizen, Mr. Simo Kume, who criticizes the uniform of the President of the Albanian Republic. His Excellency, Ahmet Zogu. As I arrived recently from the old country, I have a thorough knowledge of the affairs of our country and know that Ahmet Zogu is one of the best Executives that Albania has ever had. As for the uniform of His Excellency, which does not appear to be liked by Mr. Simo Kume, I may state the following:

    Mr. Kume should not forget that His Excellency is a Colonel in the Albanian Army, and whenever he goes on a tour of inspection, he wears the uniform; at other times he wears civilian clothes, just like any other president of a civilized Republic. Mr. Simo Kume's attention is called to the Albanian stamps, which show His Excellency in civilian clothes and not as a monarch.

    We read in the report of the meeting of Branch 30 of the Albanian Federation, Vatra, Chicago, the criticism of Lasko Maleshova and Simo Kume Peshtani. As for Mr. Lesko, ...

    Albanian
    II D 1, III H
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 11, 1927
    New Branches of Vatra

    The Dielli has recently reported the addition of two new branches to the federation Vatra.

    Branch 30, Chicago, was one of the older branches of the federation, but was disrupted for a long time by a few ambitious, anti-social men. However, the good patriots of Chicago, despite the opposition they encountered, recently reorganized the branch. We are confident that the new officers--Liponi, Meshgorani, Prifti, and others--are intelligent, energetic, and patriotic, and that through their efforts the Chicago branch will flourish. The Albanians of Chicago now have the opportunity to become members of Vatra and thus help their native land.

    The Dielli has recently reported the addition of two new branches to the federation Vatra. Branch 30, Chicago, was one of the older branches of the federation, but was disrupted ...

    Albanian
    II D 1
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 11, 1927
    Unfounded Criticism

    In the report of the meeting of Branch 30, Chicago, of the Albanian federation Vatra, we have just read certain criticisms made by Lasko Maleshova and Simo Kume Peshtani. As for Mr. Lasko, we are well acquainted with him and do not wish to make any comment in this paper. But we regret the matter exceedingly for the sake of our fellow citizen, Simo Kume, who criticizes the uniform of the President of the Albanian Republic, His Excellency, Ahmet Zogu. Since we have but recently arrived from the old country, we have a thorough knowledge of the affairs of our country and know that Ahmet Zogu is one of the best executives that Albania has ever had. As for His Excellency's uniform, which Simo Kume apparently does not like, I may state the following: Simo Kume should not forget that His Excellency is a colonel in the Albanian Army, and whenever he goes on a tour of inspection, he wears his uniform. At all other times, he wears civilian clothes, just like any other President of a civilized republic. We call attention to the Albanian stamps, which show His Excellency in civilian clothes, not in royal dress.

    In the report of the meeting of Branch 30, Chicago, of the Albanian federation Vatra, we have just read certain criticisms made by Lasko Maleshova and Simo Kume Peshtani. As ...

    Albanian
    III H, II D 1