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  • Soko (Sokol) -- May 01, 1912
    Serbian Sokol and its Ideal

    Mankind is progressing steadily in science, religion, politics, and in people's education. Ways and means, forms and ideals are different, but the fundamental structure of progress is always the same.

    New forms of education have been laid in the organization of the "Sokol," whose slogan is: "A healthy soul in a healthy body."

    This slogan is as old as mankind.

    Today, not only the "Sokol," a special organization to promote this idea, but even schools are getting interested in accepting this form of education as a standard point in their daily program.

    What the Serbian "Sokol" in America wants: (1) The Serbian "Sokol" in America, as any other similar organization, is pursuing "sokol" ideas 2to promote strength in bodies by especially designed exercises. This improved strength is by all means very important to our new generation in America, where people work under very unhealthyful conditions. The American people a long time ago recognized the priceless value of physical education through promotion of their national sports, such as base-ball, foot-ball, fighting, wrestling, etc.

    (2) The Serbian "Sokol" aims to promote democracy. They accept old and young, poor and rich, teachers and merchants, doctors and laborers. Social and economic differences are erased.

    (3) The Serbian "Sokol" wants to develop healthy men and women.

    The Bohemian "Sokol" organization through experience has been convinced that physical education is equally important for males and for females, so in the "Sokol" no differences exist between man, woman, girl or boy.

    (4)The Serbian "Sokol" wants to improve their members' intellect. This 3purpose is accomplished by organizing lectures, courses, meetings, discussions, etc.

    (5) The Serbian "Sokol" offers a disciplined education. They want to build strong characters; punctuality, patience, seriousness, etc., are promoted to the last degree.

    (6) The Serbian "Sokol" also desires to prepare their members for the eventual possibility of becoming defenders of their old and new country.

    As we can see, the ideals of the "sokol" are high and must be considered as such from any standpoint.

    The means by which these ideals are promoted are very simple and inexpensive. It is true that the "sokol" is saving much money for its members by occupying their body and mind, which keeps them away from taverns and gambling. The result of "Sokol" work cannot be easily estimated. It is very high in ideals and has many tremendous possibilities for expansion.

    Dr. Paja Radosavljevich.

    Mankind is progressing steadily in science, religion, politics, and in people's education. Ways and means, forms and ideals are different, but the fundamental structure of progress is always the same. ...

    Serbian
    II B 3, II B 2 g
  • Coko (Sokol) -- June 01, 1912
    Serbian Sokol in Chicago

    The open-air exercises of the Sokol, presented on May 5, were a great success. They left a deep impression of appreciation and pride in the memories of the many friends and members who attended.

    The following societies were present: "Serbian Sokol," Gary, Indiana; "Srpsko Jedinstvo" (Serbian Unity); "Srpsko Jamburashko Drushtvo" (Serbian String Society); "Srladya" (Serbia); "Srpsko Pjevacko Drushtvo" (Serbian Singing Society); "Branko Raditchevich" Society, Chicago; "C.D.D. Oblich" Singing Society, Chicago; "Serbian-American Benevolent Society;" "Coko" (Sokol) ,Chicago; "Slavia," Bohemian Sokol; "Coko" (Sokol), Bohemian Oak Park; "Croatian Sokol;" "La Speranta," Rumanian Gymnastic Society.

    The open-air exercises of the Sokol, presented on May 5, were a great success. They left a deep impression of appreciation and pride in the memories of the many friends ...

    Serbian
    II B 3, II D 1
  • Soko (Sokol) -- June 01, 1912
    First Sokol's Convention in America

    Our Chicago Slavic colony will witness a great gathering of Slavic Sokols in America. On June 22 - 23rd, in Chicago, will be held the National Sokol Convention, at which a great number of Sokol representatives from all parts of America, where branches exist - will be present.

    The program of this unusual celebration will consist of various kinds of shows, parades, exercises, concerts, theatrical performances, etc.

    Our Chicago Slavic colony will witness a great gathering of Slavic Sokols in America. On June 22 - 23rd, in Chicago, will be held the National Sokol Convention, at which ...

    Serbian
    II B 3
  • (From Scrap Book - Adam Popovich) -- [Unknown date]
    Serbian Chorus Baseball Team

    A farewell banquet is to be given tomorrow night at the Serbian church hall for the Serbian Singing Society, Sloboda, and the Serbian Eagles Baseball team, both of which will leave for Detroit, Michigan on Saturday May 19th via bus, where, on the following Sunday, the baseball team will play the champion Roumanians in an international tilt.

    The Sloboda will be featured in a grand concert in the evening, at which the Popovich brothers of South Chicago will furnish the music to climax the two day program.

    A farewell banquet is to be given tomorrow night at the Serbian church hall for the Serbian Singing Society, Sloboda, and the Serbian Eagles Baseball team, both of which will ...

    Serbian
    II B 3, III E, II B 1 a
  • Daily Calumet -- [Unknown date]
    in the Scrapbook of Adam Popovich. Twenty Thousand Jugo-Slavs Attend Festivities Sunday at Century of Progress Exposition

    More than 20,000 Jugo-Slavs filled the west stands of Soldier Field at the Jugo-Slav Day festivities yesterday.

    Prior to the program a parade half a mile long marched to the monument created by Dr. Meshtrovich, which stands, at Congress street and Michigan avenue, and the statue was unveiled.

    Adam Popovich, a young man of South Deering, directed the hundred-piece tamburica orchestra. Folk-songs were rendered by the United Jugo-Slav Society. Choral societies from Detroit, St. Louis, and Cleveland also sang.

    The national folk-costume was everywhere in evidence. Only four Croatian girls of this district attended in folk-costume.

    Joseph W. Bazdavich, physical director of the Jugo-Slav Sokol Federation, 2supervised the gymnastic exercises.

    John Tilkovich, prominent Jugo-Slav composer and director of Detroit, directed the choral music, and Vaclav Husa led the band.

    American Legion Band 175 of the Woodlawn Post, Peoples Gas Company American Legion Post 310, Commonwealth Edison American Legion Post (champions of Illinois), and Semsley American Legion Post thrilled the vast crowd with army formations and musical numbers.

    The Jugo-Slav Children's Sokol and the Ladies' Auxiliary were reviewed on parade, followed by the Serbian Sisters.

    The Slovenian Ladies, headed by girls and youths, paraded in folk-costumes.

    The South Chicago Eagles were much in evidence.

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    Radmila Govedarica was declared Jugo-Slav World's Fair queen. She will receive a trip to Jugo-Slavia.

    Concluding the extensive program, Mrs. Brayak led the assembly in singing "My Country." Several thousand Jugo-Slav Day guests then visited the Century of Progress exposition.

    More than 20,000 Jugo-Slavs filled the west stands of Soldier Field at the Jugo-Slav Day festivities yesterday. Prior to the program a parade half a mile long marched to the ...

    Serbian
    II B 1 c 3, II B 1 a, II A 3 c, III B 2, II B 3, III E, IV
  • Serbian Choir, Sloboda, at Festival -- [Unknown date]
    (From Scrap Book - Adam Popovich)

    The Serbian Church Choir, Ravanica, will sponsor a spring festival beginning with church services and including a concert of choral music in a two-day programme Saturday and Sunday. The Serbian Choir, Sloboda (Liberty), a mixed choir of sixty voices, directed by A. Kindl, will arrive on Saturday afternoon at the church where the local choir will honor them with a banquet at 7:30 P:M.

    Adam Popovich, president of the choir, will be the guest of honor and principal speaker. Representatives of local Serbian fraternal and cultural societies will speak.

    Both choirs will sing at the church services, which will begin at 10 A:M and at which the Very Rev. D. Trbulovich, will officiate.

    Beginning at 1:30 P:M a baseball game will be played between the Serbian Eagles of South Chicago, and the local team of the Rumanian Junior League.

    Following the ball game the teams and fans will parade to the Serbian Hall, where a choral concert will be given at 7:30 P:M at which the Sloboda will sing an all-Mocranjac programme honoring the great composer of Serbian choral music.

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    Mr. B. Cuculjevich, vice-president of the Serbian National Singing Federation and the founder of the visiting choir, will be the principal speaker on the evening programme which will be followed by dancing.

    William J. Cameron of the Ford Motor Company will be the guest speaker Sunday eveing at the Presbyterian Church.

    The pastor of this church, Carl E. Kircher, also will speak on the subject:

    "The Human Tongue - Its Uses and Abuses".

    The Serbian Church Choir, Ravanica, will sponsor a spring festival beginning with church services and including a concert of choral music in a two-day programme Saturday and Sunday. The Serbian ...

    Serbian
    II B 1 a, II B 3
  • (From Scrap Book - Adam Popovich) -- [Unknown date]
    Basketball (

    Nick Channic, popular East Side athlete, was elected captain of the Serbian Eagles basketball team at the close of the team's regular practice period at Trumbull Park last night.

    Channic is the right forward on the Eagles team and was elected by a unanimous vote.

    Nick Channic, popular East Side athlete, was elected captain of the Serbian Eagles basketball team at the close of the team's regular practice period at Trumbull Park last night. Channic ...

    Serbian
    II B 3
  • Soko (Sokol) -- [Unknown date]
    All-Slavs Sokol Meeting (February

    Upon request of Bohemian Sokol Organization in Chicago there will be a grand meeting of All-Slavs Sokol Organizations in America.

    Place: - Sokol Hall on 43rd and Winchester Street, Chicago

    Date: - November.

    A great attendance is expected.

    Upon request of Bohemian Sokol Organization in Chicago there will be a grand meeting of All-Slavs Sokol Organizations in America. Place: - Sokol Hall on 43rd and Winchester Street, Chicago ...

    Serbian
    II B 3, I C
  • (From Scrap Book - Adam Popovich) -- [Unknown date]
    Serbian Eagles Baseball Team - Champion

    Serbian Eagles, of South Chicago, Illinois, claimant of the Serbian baseball title of the nation, will play the Rumanian Junior League at Goldberg Field, Ferry and Hastings Street, today at 1:30 P:M.

    Serbian Eagles, of South Chicago, Illinois, claimant of the Serbian baseball title of the nation, will play the Rumanian Junior League at Goldberg Field, Ferry and Hastings Street, today at ...

    Serbian
    II B 3
  • (From Scrap Book - Adam Popovich) -- [Unknown date]
    Serbian Eagles Win

    The Serbian Eagles heavyweight basketball team defeated the Calumet Tigers 18 - 6 at Grand Crossing Park last night.

    The Eagles will travel to Franklin Park tomorrow night to play the famous Royal Sportsmen.

    The Serbian Eagles heavyweight basketball team defeated the Calumet Tigers 18 - 6 at Grand Crossing Park last night. The Eagles will travel to Franklin Park tomorrow night to play ...

    Serbian
    II B 3