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  • Osadne Hlasy -- April 27, 1929
    This and That

    In previous issues of this publication, Dr. Peter P. Hletko pointed out the lack of interest the American Slovak shows in the literature of his own language. Some read these remarks with some degree of interest, others, however, passed it up with an attitude of indifference.

    It is, therefore, the duty of all those who are interested in Slovak literature, to point out to their less thoughtful Slovak brothers the educational value of Dr. Hletko's pen.

    In previous issues of this publication, Dr. Peter P. Hletko pointed out the lack of interest the American Slovak shows in the literature of his own language. Some read these ...

    Slovak
    II B 1 e, III H, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- September 13, 1929
    Faith in Our Student Federation

    With great interest we follow the articles of the intellectuals regarding the Student Circle in our great city. Comments, in a previous issue, by our beloved writer Dr. Peter Hletko, gave us something serious and interesting to think about. We see great deeds performed in the field of the Catholic Church, and by the Slovak people. Will this sublime step suffice our patriotic Slovaks? They are willing to work in the faithful circle, give their time and help in disseminating the knowledge which was obtained during their younger lives at great sacrifices. In our metropolis, however, we are sorry to say, many of our so-called intelligent individuals do not know enough of their mother tongue, and are, therefore, not loyal to their church and people. They join Free Masonry or some other group which has very little or no time for God and religion.

    This must not happen to our youth! There is only one solution; prevail upon them to join the Student Circle. Once they are united in one body, it will not be difficult to have them work for their church and their people. It is almost certain that much can be done for those, whose educational ambitions have been interrupted because of financial difficulties. In our various parishes are many noble and talented people who have already worked wonders among our parishioners, and are further willing to lend their generous assistance to the underprivileged, so they, too, can contribute to the glory of God and their people.

    With great interest we follow the articles of the intellectuals regarding the Student Circle in our great city. Comments, in a previous issue, by our beloved writer Dr. Peter Hletko, ...

    Slovak
    III C, III E, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- January 03, 1930
    This and That

    The American Slovak Citizen's League is working to have Michael Trenko on the ballot as a candidate for Judge of the Municipal Court, in the next primary election.

    It is the first time in history that a Slovak has had an opportunity of this kind. Therefore it is our duty to give him our support.

    The American Slovak Citizen's League is working to have Michael Trenko on the ballot as a candidate for Judge of the Municipal Court, in the next primary election. It is ...

    Slovak
    I F 5, I F 1, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- January 17, 1930
    Slovak Dictionary to Be Published

    As has been previously announced, the Alma-Mater of Slovak Schools, will publish the long awaited and essential Slovak - English Dictionary. It is expected to appear for public distribution about Easter time; and will contain no less than fifty thousand words, and will not exceed seventy thousand. The construction will be simple enough to be practical to both the average minded and the intellectual individual.

    To combine this type of material, the knowledge of both languages, English and Slovak was required. Joseph J. Konus has, for the past seven years, devoted all his time to the compilation of this dictionary. It is now ready for the press. The Slovak public, which needs this work as does a hungry person a piece of bread, is anxiously awaiting the first publication of this work. Her needs will be filled in the near future.

    As has been previously announced, the Alma-Mater of Slovak Schools, will publish the long awaited and essential Slovak - English Dictionary. It is expected to appear for public distribution about ...

    Slovak
    II B 2 d 3, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- March 21, 1930
    A Notice to All Slovak of Chicago and Vicinity

    We presume that it is known to the Slovak public that Marianne Halamova has finished her vocal studies in Europe and has recently returned to America. Since her return, the Slovaks from the East are continually arranging concerts which are well met. Slovak periodicals are full of praiseworthy recognition of our Marianne, and their articles are overflowing with joy and pride in her well - trained and sweet voice.

    There is a rumor, however that only we Slovaks of Chicago, the hometown of our artist, are backward with our manifestation of recognition and affection towards her. We are, therefore making plans for a concert, to show our pride and gratitude.

    The Slovak folk - songs are like precious treasurers therefore our people cling to them with all their power. We hope that for the love of Slovak songs, and in respect to our singer, that all clergy, social group and individuals will lend their financial as well as moral support for the success of this cultural undertaking which will take place March 28, in the Slovak - American Sokol Auditorium at 915 Will Street.

    We presume that it is known to the Slovak public that Marianne Halamova has finished her vocal studies in Europe and has recently returned to America. Since her return, the ...

    Slovak
    II A 3 b, III A, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- May 02, 1930
    Let Us Attend a Concert

    The Slovaks in Chicago and vicinity are sponsoring a concert in honor of their operatic singer, Marianne Halamova, which is to be held in the Studebaker theater, on Michigan Avenue, for the purpose of elevating Slovak cultural life.

    The committee used every effort to make this program interesting and entertaining. It is,however, essential that every man and woman lend their support to make this concert successful, thereby assuring the welfare of the national cultural undertakings.

    The Slovaks in Chicago and vicinity are sponsoring a concert in honor of their operatic singer, Marianne Halamova, which is to be held in the Studebaker theater, on Michigan Avenue, ...

    Slovak
    II A 3 b, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- June 20, 1930
    Another Slovak Lawyer

    The Slovaks in Chicago may add one more lawyer to their list. He is Mr. Michael S. Rehak who recently passed the examination given by the American Bar Association, at De Paul University. He also passed the test given by the Chicago Lawyer's Association without difficulty and the previous week obtained both, a diploma and a state license permitting him to practice.

    Mr. Rehak was born in Czechoslovakia, and as an infant emigrated with his parents to the United States. He received his elementary education at St. Michaels, later he attended St. Procopious College, at Lisle, Ill; Crane College, and De Paul University.

    Congratulations to Mr. Rehak! We wish him success and abundant support from the Slovaks. Until further notice his office will be at his residence, 2122 W. 52nd P1.

    The Slovaks in Chicago may add one more lawyer to their list. He is Mr. Michael S. Rehak who recently passed the examination given by the American Bar Association, at ...

    Slovak
    II A 1, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- August 22, 1930
    Wins a Golf Tournament

    The Chicago Daily News sponsored a golf tournament, which was won last Sunday, by an American-Slovak, Michael Kalny. About one thousand six-hundred players competed. This is however, Mr. Kanlny's first triumph. We congragulate him and wish him success in future tournaments.

    The Chicago Daily News sponsored a golf tournament, which was won last Sunday, by an American-Slovak, Michael Kalny. About one thousand six-hundred players competed. This is however, Mr. Kanlny's first ...

    Slovak
    II B 3, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- August 22, 1930
    Athletic Activities of Chicago Police

    Last Saturday and Sunday, a "field meet" was held in Soldiers' Field, which was sponsored by Chicago Police, who displayed before the public, their courage, dexterity and alertness. This program is an annual event designed to raise funds for the needy families of those policemen who lost their lives while on duty.

    Some very daring, but interesting exercises and stunts, were performed by the Policemen. The most feerless of which was that exhibited by a Slovak, John Balek, popularly known as the "flying cop", who proved, by various stunts, his skill in handling a motorcycle. About forty-thousand policemen participated in the activities of the "meet" this year.

    Last Saturday and Sunday, a "field meet" was held in Soldiers' Field, which was sponsored by Chicago Police, who displayed before the public, their courage, dexterity and alertness. This program ...

    Slovak
    II B 3, II D 10, I C, IV
  • Osadne Hlasy -- December 19, 1930
    Concert a Huge Success

    Fredrick Dvonk, the accomplished violinist, gave a concert last Sunday, at the Eight-Street Theater. He played the various classical selections with an eloquence which astounded the audience. His Slovak folk-songs proved most enjoyable. Regardless of the rainy weather, a large crowd attended and the concert was a success.

    Fredrick Dvonk, the accomplished violinist, gave a concert last Sunday, at the Eight-Street Theater. He played the various classical selections with an eloquence which astounded the audience. His Slovak folk-songs ...

    Slovak
    II B 1 a, IV