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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  • Hrvatska Zastava -- September 22, 1904
    To Be Official Organ of the Church

    Hrvatska Zastava was selected as the official organ of the Greek-Catholic Church. This very progressive parish proved with this act that they are good patriots in heart as well as in mind.

    The progress that brothers of Greek-Catholic faith are making in any undertaking is a sure guarantee that they will do much in honor of the Catholic religion, and with understanding and cooperation with other brothers will see that the colony on the West Side of Chicago gets its church in the near future. In that we will support brothers of Greek-Catholic faith not only as their church organ but as a national herald of all Croats, regardless of their faith.

    Hrvatska Zastava was selected as the official organ of the Greek-Catholic Church. This very progressive parish proved with this act that they are good patriots in heart as well as ...

    Croatian
    II B 2 d 1, III C
  • Radnicka Straza -- January 01, 1908
    Awakening and Rebirth of Jugoslav Workers

    The Slovenian Brothers for a long time have had their workingmen's and Socialist papers "Glas Slobode" and "Proletarec" of Chicago. The Serbian workers started their paper, "Radnicka Borba," recently in New York, of which the 13th number was issued recently.

    The Bulgarians have yet to establish their paper, so that all Jugoslav workers in America have their newspapers dedicated purely to workers being militant and educational.

    The Jugoslav workers are awakening, and when they awake they will bring the rebirth of the working class.

    The Slovenian Brothers for a long time have had their workingmen's and Socialist papers "Glas Slobode" and "Proletarec" of Chicago. The Serbian workers started their paper, "Radnicka Borba," recently in ...

    Croatian
    II B 2 d 1
  • Radnicka Straza -- November 13, 1908
    Valiant Move Forward

    The central committee decided to call a special meeting for Saturday, Oct. 31, to pass resolutions on two very important questions, that is, (1) Must the Radnicka Straza (Workingmen's Guard) become a weekly? (2) Is it necessary to have a print shop of our own?

    At the meeting were assembled all comrades from Chicago, which shows that the importance of the question is understood.

    Mr. Glumac-Jurisic gave a short report in the name of the central committee about the progress of our Socialist movement. An awakening goes through the country and the movement cannot be stopped. We need a well edited newspaper, for that reason the Radnicka Straza must become a weekly paper. After the report followed a short discussion. The vote was unanimous to publish a weekly, starting January 1st, as well as to own a print shop. The press is the wings of our labor movement and its mightiest weapon. The more readers we have, the more co-workers we have, the stronger is our fight.

    The central committee decided to call a special meeting for Saturday, Oct. 31, to pass resolutions on two very important questions, that is, (1) Must the Radnicka Straza (Workingmen's Guard) ...

    Croatian
    II B 2 d 1, I E
  • Radnicka Straza -- February 05, 1909
    Financial Report

    for year 1908-----Jan. 1, 1908 to Dec. 31, 1908

    RECEIVED FROM AMOUNT
    Subscriptions $670.26
    Advertising 386.50
    Donations 236.13
    Library 148.41
    Other income 378.21
    1,819.71
    Bal. from 1907 134.75
    TOTAL RECEIVED 1,954,46
    PAID OUT
    Printing, etc. 707.93
    Postage 204.01
    Wages and Compensation 573.00
    Furniture insurance & Dep. 144.35
    Rent, light & heat 78.52
    Stationery 19.73
    Library 159.79
    Other expenses 12.16
    1,899.49

    for year 1908-----Jan. 1, 1908 to Dec. 31, 1908 <table> <tr> <td>RECEIVED FROM</td> <td>AMOUNT</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Subscriptions</td> <td>$670.26</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Advertising</td> <td>386.50</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Donations</td> <td>236.13</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Library</td> <td>148.41</td> ...

    Croatian
    II B 2 d 1
  • Radnicka Straza -- February 12, 1909
    First Union Printing Press

    The first union printing press was well received by our people in the United States. The Central Committee decided to start a move toward erecting their own press, which will free them from private capitalistic exploitation.

    Therefore, our class conscious people in America, and especially in Chicago and in Allegheny, quickly collected a larger amount for the print shop which will be the cornerstone of our progress in this land.

    Now that the printing press of our workemen's federation is completed, and has this month started on bigger orders. So it is the first time the Radnicka Straza was printed in its own printing shop.

    We are happy to say that this is the first and only Croatian union print shop in America. All others, to our shame, are scabs. That the paper is printed in a union shop can be recognized by the union label. Newspapers 2that have no union label are scabs and do not recognize workers' unions nor pay their workers honest wages. By that we can see their false friendship toward working men. You can notice on the second page of this paper, first column, a union label No. 290, which is our press number.

    Newspapers, books, circulars, letter-heads, and all work turned out by our print shop carries union label No. 290. The duty of every worker is to have their work done in and to support union shops.

    The first union printing press was well received by our people in the United States. The Central Committee decided to start a move toward erecting their own press, which will ...

    Croatian
    I D 2 a 2, II B 2 d 1
  • Radnicka Straza -- August 13, 1909
    (No headline)

    Attention is being called to the workers of Chicago and members of our organization in particular, that it was unanimously voted to participate in the International Workers' Picnic, sponsored by the Socialist Party, Sunday, Aug. 15, in the Spachman's Grove.

    Our singing choir "Sloboda" will sing and the orchestra "Sloga" will furnish the music.

    Among other interesting activities there will be a foot race, gymnastics, and free dance.

    Admission fee is 25 cents, children free.

    The profit from the picnic is for the support of the Daily Socialist, whose editor will be the speaker at the picnic. The whole group will meet at the Lodge Hall, 606 S. Center Avenue, at 1 P. M. The members may meet there, and from there we will proceed to the grove.

    Attention is being called to the workers of Chicago and members of our organization in particular, that it was unanimously voted to participate in the International Workers' Picnic, sponsored by ...

    Croatian
    I E, II B 2 d 1
  • Radnicka Straza -- October 29, 1909
    Our First Women's Organization

    Again one step ahead toward victory. Yes, the smallest success is a step closer to our goal!

    The fact that we dare to even think of realizing a women's organization speaks for itself. The thought was not empty. A ladies meeting was held last Sunday, and they established an organization which will be a link in the large chain of the world's labor struggle.

    Member's fees will be 30c monthly, the same as men -- the same rights, the same duties. A temporary committee of three will do the necessary work until the first regular meeting. A small number joined at the start -- eight in all --of us and with that we started our paper Radnicka Straza.

    Today after a comparatively short time there are over 5,000 of us with the movement and we are supporting and reading Radnicka Straza.

    Big things are all born small. This should be our toast to all new members and comrades

    Again one step ahead toward victory. Yes, the smallest success is a step closer to our goal! The fact that we dare to even think of realizing a women's organization ...

    Croatian
    I E, II B 2 d 1, I K
  • Radnicka Straza -- December 17, 1909
    Important Conference

    Answering attacks against "Radnicka Straza" and with intention to enlarge our paper, comrades from Allegheny, Pennsylvania, proposed a conference in Chicago for the Christmas Day, where we could thresh out many important questions concerning our move and strengthening Radnicka Straza.

    The central committee accepted the proposition and ordered a conference for December 25 and 26 with following schedule:

    1. Central and executive committee's report

    2. Strengthening the organ "Radnicka Straza."

    3. Formation of Jugoslav Socialist Federation.

    4. Enlarging cooperative print shop.

    5. Various questions discussed.

    It is desirable that all organizations send in their delegates. Also the cities where there is no organization may send their representatives, who will have an advisory voice.

    The conference was unexpectedly called and it is impossible at this late hour to discuss in detail, which we will do in next issue. At present we hope that comrades will realize its significance and try to make it successful, for the benefit of our move and the whole working class struggle.

    Answering attacks against "Radnicka Straza" and with intention to enlarge our paper, comrades from Allegheny, Pennsylvania, proposed a conference in Chicago for the Christmas Day, where we could thresh out ...

    Croatian
    I E, II B 2 d 1
  • Radnicka Straza -- December 25, 1909
    Through Thorns

    On Christmas, 1907, Radnicka Straza started its publication and enters now the third year.

    Through abysses and gorges, through tempest and storm, goes the fight of labor. For that reason it was accompanied with many fears for the establishing of a labor organ.

    Workers from Allegheny, Pa., Chicago, Ill., and some other places, started to collect, saving on their food. There was unemployment and great need among the workers, but penny by penny was collected to start the Radnicka Straza, (Workingmen's Guard).

    Great anxiety prevailed. Friends and comrades alike feared for her success. There was great misery and want among the workers. Hundreds of them wanted to help but they were penniless.

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    One more thing - at the time when the paper was started, many swindlers and adventurers cheated our Croatian people, who lost confidence in similar enterprises. Our paper was met with distrust at first. But to thousands of workers our organ is a welcomed friend today. To keep up the paper, much trouble and efforts were necessary. After a day's work in shops and factories, the comrades came to the office to work on the paper, late at night. They demonstrated to be able to yield the pen as well as the hammer. Not only their work, but also their earnings, they donated to keep up the paper. That was done by our workers all over the country, who did recognize the importance of a workingmen's press.

    There we are in the third year now. From a small crew, we number thousands at present. In the same manner, workers of other nationalities are rising. We are becoming more numerous; one day we will conquer the world.

    The Radnicka Straza will continue to fulfill its duty in the fight for the working class, with more force than ever. Its program will remain 3the awakening of the working classes against all their oppressors and maltreaters.

    The purpose of this fight is Socialism. Socialism only is able to liberate humanity from misery, darkness, and slavery of body and spirit.

    No sacrifice is too big to be offered in this fight. For that reason it is the duty of all honest and sagacious men to participate in this struggle and sacrifice for their lives.

    On Christmas, 1907, Radnicka Straza started its publication and enters now the third year. Through abysses and gorges, through tempest and storm, goes the fight of labor. For that reason ...

    Croatian
    II B 2 d 1, I E
  • Radnicka Straza -- March 04, 1910
    Financial Report for year 1909 ---- from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 1909

    RECEIVED FROM AMOUNT
    Subscribers 1,589.99
    Advertising 605.82
    Donations 363.74
    Library 253.84
    Other income 533.06
    $3,346.45
    Bal. from 1908 44,71
    TOTAL INCOME $3,391.16
    PAID OUT
    Printing, etc. 1,403.55
    Postage and packing 284.82
    Wage and compensation 967.06
    Library 116.08
    Rent and other expenses 457.69
    $3,229.20

    <table> <tr> <td>RECEIVED FROM</td> <td>AMOUNT</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Subscribers</td> <td>1,589.99</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Advertising</td> <td>605.82</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Donations</td> <td>363.74</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Library</td> <td>253.84</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Other income</td> <td>533.06</td> </tr> <tr> <td/> <td>$3,346.45</td> ...

    Croatian
    II B 2 d 1