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  • Magyar Tribune -- March 15, 1917
    Hungarian Business Man's Success

    Mr. Alex Schwartz is an up and coming Hungarian business man who owns the successful business enterprise known as the Original Hungarian Restaurant. He is located on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago, and his restaurant is the favorite eating place for many of the prominent people of Chicago; doctors, lawyers, actors and actresses. They have made the restaurant their favorite meeting place. This establishment is patronized by Hungarians from far and wide. The Chicago Restaurant is the second one of its kind in the United States. Mr. Schwartz also has one in New York City.

    Mr. Alex Schwartz is an up and coming Hungarian business man who owns the successful business enterprise known as the Original Hungarian Restaurant. He is located on Dearborn Street in ...

    Hungarian
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  • Magyar Tribune -- October 12, 1917
    Celebration October 6th

    Hungarian societies and churches in the vicinity of Chicago joined hands in celebration of October 6, in memory of the thirteen men who gave their lives that Hungary might have liberty. The churches had special masses and sermons on the occasion of this holiday.

    On Saturday evening October 6, the Independent Song Circle celebrated the holiday and had as special guest and speaker Paul Bevak. On October 7, the Reformed Churches of Chicago held special services of mourning and the same day the Hungarian Roman Catholic Churches held special masses for the occasion.

    The Chicago Social and Sick Benefit Lodge whichhas celebrated this holiday every year since its inception will celebrate after its usual monthly meeting which will be held on October 14. They will have as a guest speaker of the evening, Ignac Izsak.

    Hungarian societies and churches in the vicinity of Chicago joined hands in celebration of October 6, in memory of the thirteen men who gave their lives that Hungary might have ...

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  • Magyar Tribune -- February 15, 1918
    Hungarian Boy Makes Good.

    There was great rejoicing at the home of Charles Tittinger, February 7th, because newshad reached there that their son had been promoted to captain in the army. To make his promotion more colorful, he also married an American girl, which doubled the weight of the celebration.

    Young Tittinger was born in Hungary in 1892, and came to this country, settling in Chicago. He is twenty-five years old, and has been in the United States army for the past eight years. He received his commission on his twenty-fifth birthday. The Chicago Hungarians should feel proud of him.

    There was great rejoicing at the home of Charles Tittinger, February 7th, because newshad reached there that their son had been promoted to captain in the army. To make his ...

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  • Magyar Tribune -- March 29, 1918
    Chicagoan Receives Appointment

    Dr. Alfred Barothy well-known Hungarian doctor in Chicago just received notice that he has been appointed by the United States government to the committee for organization of the Western division of the Hungarian American Loyalty League.

    Dr. Barothy has promised his full co-operation to the league officials as well as the Hungarian people. By naming Dr. Barothy for this particular assignment the government has chosen a man well worthy of the position. The name of Barothy is known wherever Hungarians are present.

    Dr. Alfred Barothy well-known Hungarian doctor in Chicago just received notice that he has been appointed by the United States government to the committee for organization of the Western division ...

    Hungarian
    III D, IV
  • Magyar Tribune -- April 26, 1918
    Patriotic Demonstration

    On May 5, the Hungarians people living in Chicago and vicinity are urged to attend a patriotic mass demonstration.

    All Hungarians are urged to appear in Grant Park between Monroe and Harrison. The lodges and Hungarian societies will meet there also.

    The parade will start at eleven o'clock and will proceed down Michigan Boulevard to Grand Avenue and then to Municipal Pier,where a giant meeting is to be held.

    The main speakers of the day will be Governor Lowden and two of the foremost Hungarian newspaper editors and representatives of the lodges and societies, Dr. Cserna and Geza D. Berko.

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    There should not be a single Hungarian missing from the demonstrative parade, in order that the Hungarian people may show the American people their loyalty to and co-operation with the President and the country in which we live. Let us join hands for the common interest of all the people.

    Let us all be prepared for May 5,for this will be the first time that all the Hungarians have been together at one time and place since the first Hungarian settler came to Chicago.

    On May 5, the Hungarians people living in Chicago and vicinity are urged to attend a patriotic mass demonstration. All Hungarians are urged to appear in Grant Park between Monroe ...

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  • Magyar Tribune -- May 10, 1918
    Ideas of the Hungarian Patriotic Association (Editorial)

    From the great Hungarian loyalty demonstration day, May 5, ideas were formulated for a new organization which will be known as the Hungarian Patriotic Association.

    The Hungarian Patriotic Association is sanctioned by the State Council of Defense. This organization has been in existence for the past three weeks, and its power and strength was demonstrated by the large number of Hungarian people who turned out on their patriotic demonstration day. This last meeting and demonstration day has never been excelled by any Hungarian organization in the United States.

    Now this organization is trying to familiarize the Hungarian people with its ideas and principles. This organization was founded by the Hungarian people; their interests gave birth to the ideas of the Association, and these ideas 2will be carried out by it. This organization has shown the people of the United States that the Hungarian people are loyal--that their emotions, thoughts, and actions are governed by loyalty. This organization believes that loyalty exists in the heart of every Hungarian, and that there is not a single Hungarian inhabitant of the United States who does not have reason for gratitude to this country.

    Hungarians are fundamentally a loyal people. This organization will not tolerate nor promote disloyalty. The duties of Hungarian-American citizens are the same as the duties of those who are native-born citizens of this country. Those Hungarian-Americans who are not citizens should also be loyal to this country, for by taking part in this war the United States is fighting for world democracy, a cause which should be championed by every nation, in order to make the world safe for democracy and peace.

    The United States has taken it upon herself to free the people of Europe, including the Hungarian people, although the Hungarian government has been 3fighting as a German ally. The Hungarian people, however, are not free. They are governed by the country's capitalists, who for their own protection have forced Hungary into the war. The same persons who forced the Hungarian nation into war are the ones who oppressed the Hungarian people. It is the duty of the Association to acquaint the people with the facts of the war and the objectives for which the United States is striving.

    As far as this organization knows, no Hungarian organization has ever explained the intricacies of the war. Therefore the Hungarian Patriotic Association has been organized with this idea in mind. The Association has a great future, although now it is only a state-wide organization with Chicago as its local headquarters.

    This organization was built up by the Chicago Hungarians in order that the Hungarian people might show their appreciation as a group toward the United States. The Hungarian people in Chicago are fully satisfied that the United States is fighting to free all humanity from a reign of tyranny. This 4organization does not believe in suppressing the facts of the war, but will take every opportunity to present a true account of the conflict.

    With this cultural work in mind, the Association will gain the confidence of the Hungarian people in their fight for liberty through the Hungarian-Americans. The Hungarians in the United States will fight for the victory of the United States; they will understand that Hungary would be fighting for the same cause that the United States is fighting for, if the German Junkers were not the overpowering rulers of Hungary.

    [Translator's note: This article was written by Joseph Fekete, secretary of Hungarian Patriotic Ass'n.]

    From the great Hungarian loyalty demonstration day, May 5, ideas were formulated for a new organization which will be known as the Hungarian Patriotic Association. The Hungarian Patriotic Association is ...

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  • Magyar Tribune -- May 13, 1918
    Chicago Hungarians Prepare for Demonstration

    Without any trouble and with all truthfulness we can say that the Chicago Hungarians have co-operated with one heart in the plans of the gigantic demonstration of patriotism to take place on May fifth in Chicago. There has never been an occasion yet where the Chicago Hungarians co-operated with one another so whole-heartedly. Every lodge and society in Chicago has agreed that any personal or selfish interests should be eliminated in order that the Hungarian population of Chicago might be able to demonstrate its patriotic attitude towards the United States.

    In all the meetings that were held the spirit of co-operation prevailed. The affair has been publicized and announced at every social event that was being sponsored by Hungarians or Hungarian organizations. We are glad to say that the people of Chicago have taken this affair to heart. According to all signs, the undertaking will be very successful.

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    There were many people who took part in working out plans for the occasion. They worked tirelessly in order that the affair might be a success. The following men were a few of the tireless workers: Louis Nagy, Leo H. Loszlo, Bela Laky, Dr. Loringer, Nandon Robotkay, Beni Fodor, Bernat Schenk, H. Ormo, Stephen Soltesz, Henrik Borna, Emil Felizi, Martin Benedek, Eugene Grunfield, Emil Presszburg, John Koleszar, Charles Kassay, and many others.

    The success of the efforts of those who worked tirelessly will be demonstrated by the fact that for once the entire Hungarian population of Chicago will be together in one camp, leading itself.

    The meetings that have been held in the past few weeks have had great effect. At last the Hungarian people of Chicago have become acquainted with the real causes of this great war. At every meeting something was said about the part that the United States is playing in the war. The Chicago Hungarians will not only be loyal to the 3United States which is the duty of every resident of this country, but will be better acquainted with the aims of the United States and this in turn will tie the Hungarian population of Chicago closer to the government of this country.

    Without any trouble and with all truthfulness we can say that the Chicago Hungarians have co-operated with one heart in the plans of the gigantic demonstration of patriotism to take ...

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  • Magyar Tribune -- August 30, 1918
    Hungarian Political Organization

    There will be a great political fight this Spring and Fall because the State, County and City elections are coming up.

    The Hungarian-American citizens do not want to lose the opportunity to aid the election of the man of their choice.

    Therefore, we can mention the factors necessary for starting a political organization.

    We know that the Hungarian-American citizens have favored the Democratic party.

    It was back in 1905 that there was an organization under the title of 2"The Hungarian-American Democracy," which society was granted a charter. It was in this organization that the Chicago Hungarian-Americans gained recognition as Democrats.

    The organizing committee consists of such prominent men as Joseph Fekete, prominent Hungarian lawyer, Dr. Ernest Lovenger, and Louis Zidrou.

    This organization intends to take an active part in the present primary elections, but it is more important to become organized and take active interest in the Fall elections. By doing this, this organization can develope into an organization of influence keeping future elections in mind.

    The main objective of this organization will be to familiarize the 3Hungarian-American citizens with their rights as citizens of this country, in order that these people may be able to take part in the political history of this country.

    It would be a great achievement to see the Hungarians go to the polls to vote in great masses. They should take a big part in the decision of important questions which would be in the interest of their fellow American citizens, as well as in the interest of the country from which we came.

    There will be a great political fight this Spring and Fall because the State, County and City elections are coming up. The Hungarian-American citizens do not want to lose the ...

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  • Magyar Tribune -- September 20, 1918
    Hungarian Patriotic Association to Reorganize

    Mr. Cunningham,the secretary of the neighborhood committee of the local organization,which is connected with the State Council of Defense called a meeting in the name of the State Council of Defense and it was called a meeting in the interest of the Hungarian people of Chicago.

    Practically all Hungarian organizations and societies were represented. It was decided that they would reorganize the Hungarian Patriotic Association and the following officers were elected: Dr. Stephen Barath, chairman, Ignac Izsak, secretary, Dr. Arpad Barothy, treasurer, and several others for members of different committees.

    It is hoped that these new officers of this nation-wide patriotic association will install new spirit into the Hungarian people of Chicago, and will encourage their cooperation.

    Mr. Cunningham,the secretary of the neighborhood committee of the local organization,which is connected with the State Council of Defense called a meeting in the name of the State Council of ...

    Hungarian
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  • Magyar Tribune -- September 20, 1918
    Hungarian Grape Festival.

    The Hungarian Athletic Club is going to sponsor a Hungarian Grape festival and dance next Sunday. Part of the program will consist of thirty Hungarian girls performing Hungarian ballet and folk dances. The grape robbers will be brought before Mr. Louis Nagy, who will be the judge and will impose some novel sentences on the grape thieves.

    This evening of entertainment will be held at the Wicker Park Hall.

    The Hungarian Athletic Club is going to sponsor a Hungarian Grape festival and dance next Sunday. Part of the program will consist of thirty Hungarian girls performing Hungarian ballet and ...

    Hungarian
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