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  • The Albanian Journal -- December 06, 1922
    Albania's Independence Celebrated in Chicago Professor Elmer E. Jones Tells of Educational Needs and Future Development of Albania

    It was a glorious occasion when the natives of Albania now living in Chicago, Argo, and Milwaukee heard Prof. Elmer E. Jones, director of the School of Education at Northwestern University in Evanston, tell them of his trip to Albania. The Albanians had gathered to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the independence of Albania, and to express their loyalty to the American flag for the privilege they enjoy under it of shaping the destiny of their country. The Albanians believe that while the races of mankind are represented by their own distinct languages, the nations and governments of the world are symbolized by their flags. The Albanian flag is highly esteemed by the Albanians, and at all patriotic meetings the flag of Albania and the Stars and Stripes lend their grandeur to the occasion. A committee had been appointed to extend an invitation to Professor Jones, who had been on a trip to Albania recently for the 2purpose of investigating the educational needs of that country. Dr. Francis La Piana presided at the meeting.

    Professor Jones was greeted by the Albanians as the first American who went to see what Albania is like and to bring back a complete report of the present conditions and future possibilities of the Balkan countries. During his lecture, he brought Albania to Chicago for the Albanians, who listened attentively to his experiences in going from town to town on muleback, by carriage, and by automobile; how the people in Albania welcomed him, and the hospitality shown him during his trip through the land of the Shkipetars (Albanians). The possibilities regarding the education of their countrymen and the development of the country's natural resources made the audience see the realization of the Albanian national aspirations.

    Professor Jones spoke for two hours. He related how his friends in Evanston advised him to carry a gun with him because they thought Albania was a lawless 3country, full of bandits, but since he was going for a peaceful purpose he decided not to carry a gun. He said he felt perfectly safe without it among the alleged bandits. He spoke of Albania as a law-abiding country with an effective government, but greatly in need of educational facilities. He commented on the eagerness of the people for education and their interest in the establishment of schools.

    It was a glorious occasion when the natives of Albania now living in Chicago, Argo, and Milwaukee heard Prof. Elmer E. Jones, director of the School of Education at Northwestern ...

    Albanian
    III B 3 a, III H
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- November 22, 1927
    Notice to Albanians of Chicago and Vicinity

    The Albanians of Chicago and vicinity, and their friends, are herewith notified to be present at the celebration of Albanian independence which will take place next Sunday, November 27, at 2322 West Chicago Avenue. The celebration, which will begin at 3 P. M., is under the auspices of the Progress Brotherhood of Qyteza Devolli.

    The Committee.

    The Albanians of Chicago and vicinity, and their friends, are herewith notified to be present at the celebration of Albanian independence which will take place next Sunday, November 27, at ...

    Albanian
    III B 3 a, III H
  • Chicago Herald and Examiner -- November 27, 1927
    Albanians to Hold Anniversary Fete

    Chicago Shkipetars, otherwise known as Albanians, will celebrate today the fifth anniversary of their native land's independence. Patriotic speeches, singing and dancing will comprise the program at Olympia Hall, 748 South Halsted Street.

    Chicago Shkipetars, otherwise known as Albanians, will celebrate today the fifth anniversary of their native land's independence. Patriotic speeches, singing and dancing will comprise the program at Olympia Hall, 748 ...

    Albanian
    III B 3 a, III H
  • Dielli (The Sun) -- December 13, 1927
    Chicago Celebration of Albanian Independence (Summary)

    On Sunday, November 27, the Albanians of Chicago and vicinity gathered in Olympia Hall, 748 South Halsted Street, to celebrate the independence of Albania. The committee of the day consisted of Messrs. John Adams, Kristo A. Liponi (Christ A. Lepon), Simo Kume, Spiro Prifti, Vasil Papanika, Petro Donushi, Pano Angelo, Kocho Hysi, Evanthi Liponi, Ligor Exarhos, Spiro Johns, and Sofokli Stefani.

    The meeting was called to order at 4 P. M. by John Adams, chairman, who requested the orchestra to play the American and Albanian national anthems. The Chicago Albanian societies Metamorphosis, Ipapandi, and Saint Nicholas were represented at the celebration.

    The chairman presented the speaker of the day, Petro Donushi, who spoke at 2some length on the history of the Albanian race, from the time of George Kastriota, the Albanian national hero, to the day when the venerable Ismail Qemali raised the flag, the symbol of independence, over Valona on November 28, 1912. Other speakers of the day were Messrs. Vasil Papanika, Spiro Prifti, Thoma Vasil, Kosta Avgerino, Nexhat Rusi, Simo Kume, Stayre Telio, and Panajot Elia. Mrs. Evanthi Liponi and Miss Donushi sang a patriotic song, and Lefter Spiro Johns, a young lad of nine years, recited a poem on the flag. A dinner was held at 8 P. M., at which Kristo A. Liponi spoke on the activities of the Albanians of Chicago.

    On Sunday, November 27, the Albanians of Chicago and vicinity gathered in Olympia Hall, 748 South Halsted Street, to celebrate the independence of Albania. The committee of the day consisted ...

    Albanian
    III B 3 a, III H, IV