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  • Osadne Hlasy -- October 17, 1930
    This and That (Editorial)

    Slovak citizens have, in the past, supported all candidates of the Democratic ticket. What did they gain by that? Very little; in fact nothing at all. The political power of the Slovak was not fully appreciated. We are, however, at fault, because we did not cooperate.

    At present the Slovak-American Citizens' League is making another attempt to show its strength.

    We are appealing to each and every individual to take this opportunity to heart and be present at the League's meeting. Your presence will enable the Slovaks to receive full recognition in the political field.

    If the Democrats fail to recognize us, then we will join the other side.

    Slovak citizens have, in the past, supported all candidates of the Democratic ticket. What did they gain by that? Very little; in fact nothing at all. The political power of ...

    Slovak
    I F 2, I F 1
  • Osadne Hlasy -- November 07, 1930
    This and That (Editorial.)

    Elections are over and the public has proved what it thinks of the present administration and prohibition. It has manifested its feelings regarding prosperous times and condemns prohibition.

    We are postive that the elected candidates will enjoy affluence, but will the other citizens also share a part of that prosperity?

    Only the future can answer it.

    Elections are over and the public has proved what it thinks of the present administration and prohibition. It has manifested its feelings regarding prosperous times and condemns prohibition. We are ...

    Slovak
    I F 2, I B 1
  • Osadne Hlasy -- February 13, 1931
    Slovak Citizens' Club "Pokrok" to Hold Meeting

    The Slovak-American Citizens' Club "Pokrok" requests all its members in the 21st Ward to attend a joint meeting to be held Tuesday, February 17, at 7 P. M. Every Slovak believing in the right of free speech should present himself on this occasion. The aldermanic election is close at hand, and John J. Lagodny, a scion of the Slavic race, whose name is not a new one to the Slovaks of the 21st Ward, is a candidate. It is our duty to support Mr. Lagodny in his efforts to gain representation for our people in the City Council. Therefore, let us not forget this meeting, which will be held next Tuesday evening, at seven o'clock, in Marie Travnik's Hall, 2701 W. 24th Street, corner of Washtenaw Avenue.

    The Slovak-American Citizens' Club "Pokrok" requests all its members in the 21st Ward to attend a joint meeting to be held Tuesday, February 17, at 7 P. M. Every Slovak ...

    Slovak
    I F 2, I F 5, I F 1, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- April 22, 1932
    This and That (Editorial)

    Now that the primary elections are over, we have an opportunity to rest awhile. From now until the end of the summer not a sign of ambition will be seen. In the early part of Autumn everyone will become active and participate again in the political campaign, especially in the election of the president.

    Slovaks should start making preparations immediately to build a foundation for their future political campaign.

    We have not been informed of the intentions of our Slovak Citizens League, but it is hoped that provision will be made to have the Slovaks stay together and show their unity and strength in the coming elections.

    Now that the primary elections are over, we have an opportunity to rest awhile. From now until the end of the summer not a sign of ambition will be seen. ...

    Slovak
    I F 2
  • Osadne Hlasy -- June 10, 1932
    Celebration of the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington

    This year celebrations are being held in all parts of the United States in commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the immortal father of this country, George Washington.

    Not only statesmen and diplomats but all nationalities, churches, and organizations are making preparations for the celebration in every state and city of the land.

    We Slovaks, from the patriotic standpoint, also have our duties to perform for this country. We owe to it a large debt. Therefore we should render our respects to the greatest man in history, George Washington, for we also enjoy the right earned for us by Washington, the right of freedom under the protection of the Stars and Stripes.

    2

    When the Slovak had been deprived by the Hapsburg reign of terror of his civic rights,--when all hope had been abandoned,--he left our native land with heavy heart and emigrated to Columbus's continent to procure a better living for his family and to rear his children in the land of liberty. In the short time of his residence here as a free Slovak he has made use of his opportunity to better himself, and with new hope and energy he has begun to establish large organizations, businesses, real-estate developments, schools, and churches. For this reason and for many others we are undeniably under obligation to take part in the celebration of the Washington anniversary.

    We are certain that the day will be properly observed by us if all Slovaks will unite with thousands of other American citizens to celebrate it. Let Slovaks with their clubs and other organizations assemble on July 17, 1932, in Pilsen Park, at 26th Street and Albany Avenue.

    3

    The celebration will be held under the direction of the American Slovak Citizens' League. Preparations are being made for making the affair a success, one of the greatest that Slovaks ever will witness. Many famous speakers will be present, and the public is assured of an interesting program.

    On all sides of this metropolis clubs and other organizations are displaying great interest in this anniversary; it may therefore be predicted that the affair will be a success.

    This year celebrations are being held in all parts of the United States in commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the immortal father of this country, George ...

    Slovak
    III B 3 a, III G, I F 2, I J
  • -- July 22, 1932
    From Among Our Circles

    The American Slovak Citizens' League cmbined their annual picnic with a celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington. A parade made up of two hundred automobiles from all parts of Chicago and decorated with the American colors was arranged for the occasion.

    All clubs of the afore-mentioned organization participated in the celebration which was a success despite the present financial situation.

    The American Slovak Citizens' League cmbined their annual picnic with a celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington. A parade made up of two hundred ...

    Slovak
    III B 3 a, I F 2
  • Osadne Hlasy -- July 22, 1932
    From Among Our Circles

    The American Slovak Citizens' League combined their annual picnic with a celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington. A parade made up of two hundred automobiles from all parts of Chicago and decorated with the American colors was arranged for the occasion.

    All clubs of the afore-mentioned organization participated in the celebration which was a success despite the present financial situation.

    The American Slovak Citizens' League combined their annual picnic with a celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of George Washington. A parade made up of two hundred ...

    Slovak
    III B 3 a, I F 2
  • Osadne Hlasy -- October 28, 1932
    Mass Meeting of Democrats

    Slovak voters from the vicinity of Town of Lake will have the opportunity to listen to famous speakers at a mass-meeting to be held at 2 o'clock Sunday, October 3, in the Paradise Garden, 51st. Street and Damen Avenue.

    The speakers will be Mayor Anton Cermak, Judge Henry Horner, Emmett Whelan, Congressman A. J. Sabath, Robert Sweitzer, Alderman James Kovarik, Richard Frohlich, Doctor Peter Hletko, Michael Rehark, Adam Poliak, John Dluhy, and Frank Zintak.

    The meeting is convoked by Slovak men's and women's political clubs of the Southwest Side of Chicago, and they invite Slovak citizens to attend it, assuring them of a sincere welcome.

    Slovak voters from the vicinity of Town of Lake will have the opportunity to listen to famous speakers at a mass-meeting to be held at 2 o'clock Sunday, October 3, ...

    Slovak
    I F 2, IV, IV, IV, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- December 16, 1932
    Notice to Slovaks of the Thirtieth Ward

    The Slovak Citizen's Club, "Kildare," is announcing its intention of organizing a school for those who wish to become citizens of the United States.

    All Slovaks of the 30th Ward, who have not yet become citizens should take notice of this article. Every year, it is becoming more difficult to obtain citizenship papers. According to the local newspapers, the Congress is working on a bill which will require every individual to read and write English. In case this bill becomes a law, many of our Slovaks would be rejected, because of their inability to read and write the American language.

    The school is to open during the early part of January 1933, but only on one condition, if a adequate number of students register. For further information, write to the president of the club, Frank Kohut, 4248 West Iowa Street.

    The Slovak Citizen's Club, "Kildare," is announcing its intention of organizing a school for those who wish to become citizens of the United States. All Slovaks of the 30th Ward, ...

    Slovak
    I F 2, II B 2 f, III A
  • Osadne Hlasy -- January 06, 1933
    Slovak Selected for a Public Office

    Many of our Slovak people and newspapers were in doubt about the work of the American-Slovak Citizen's League. We can now assure the public that the League is doing everything possible in order that the Slovaks receive the recognition due them. We are permitted to announce only this information to the Slovak public. The long-awaited recognition by political leaders is becoming an actuality. Just recently, with the assistance of the League, and the co-operation of the Czecho-Slovak Citizen's Club in Mayfair and Jefferson Park, and also with the help of Mr. S. Kruto, and Mr. T. Bowlers, who is president of the Sanitary district, Mr. Samuel Papanek, a young Slovak lawyer, was selected as an assistant to the State Chairman. Mr. Papanek is already functioning in his new position.

    We hope that in the near future we will be able to make more announcements of a similar nature.

    Many of our Slovak people and newspapers were in doubt about the work of the American-Slovak Citizen's League. We can now assure the public that the League is doing everything ...

    Slovak
    I F 4, I F 2