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  • Proletarec -- December 04, 1918
    Manifest Meeting of Chicago Slovenes.

    On November 28, 1918 several of the Slovenian organizations, such as the Slovenes Republican Organization and branches of Slovenian women organizations, called a mass meeting at Pilsen Auditorium.

    The main purpose of this meeting was to protest against the Italian aspiration to annex Jugoslavian sea-borders.

    The meeting was called to order by Frank Zaitz, who explained the purpose of the meeting and read the resolution, which was signed by thirty thousand Slovenians and will be transmitted to President Wilson.

    A few excellent speakers offered lectures on the question of Slovenian and Jugoslavian integrity and their right to decide the future of their people, living on the Jugoslavian border, which the present Italian government is trying to occupy. All speakers pointed out the strong wish of the Slovenian people abroad to keep their independence. They expressed their hope that America, in accordance with the 2 Peace Conference Policy, will protect the minority.

    F. Zaitz also read an appeal, which has been transmitted to a number of administrative and political bodies, asking support in the Slovenian resistance to annexation. The Slovenes from all political factions agreed to work shoulder to shoulder on this important question of Slovene liberty.

    The Slovenes, who attended this meeting expressed their strong protest against the London Pact, which permitted the Italians to occupy the Jugoslavian border.

    In order to cover expenses to transmit the appeals and pay rent for the hall, the people collected the sum of $63.30.

    Great hope for President Wilson's intervention in this grave situation prevailed.

    On November 28, 1918 several of the Slovenian organizations, such as the Slovenes Republican Organization and branches of Slovenian women organizations, called a mass meeting at Pilsen Auditorium. The main ...

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  • Proletarec -- January 01, 1919
    Million Dollar Fund for Slavic Liberty.

    At the regular meeting of the Central Commitee of the Slovenian Republican Organization it has been decided to organize a subscription and collect donations for a Million Dollar Fund, with which our people can be freed from the Italian annexation. The figure of a million dollars may sound enormous and alarming, but after all. It is worth the cause we are fighting for; and if we can judge from the number of sympathizers, we believe the figure will be easily attained.

    The following emblems will be distributed among subscribers: Five dollars will have an emblem bearing the initials S. R. Z. From five dollars to ten dollars, a similar emblem witn one star. From ten to twenty-five dollars, an emblem with two stars. From twenty-five to fifty dollars, an emblem with three stars.

    Artistic Diplomas will also be awarded to those who will subscribe from twenty- five to fifty dollars.

    At the regular meeting of the Central Commitee of the Slovenian Republican Organization it has been decided to organize a subscription and collect donations for a Million Dollar Fund, with ...

    Slovene
    III H
  • Proletarec -- February 12, 1919
    Slovenian Appeals

    The Central Committee of the Slovenian Republican Organization (Slovenian Republican Zveza) sent the following telegram to President Wilson:

    United States President, Woodrow Wilson

    Paris, France.

    The Slovenian Republican Alliance, representing an overwhelming majority of Slovenes in America, who faithfully followed your standard and have with untold sacrifice supported your principles, appeal to you at the request of hundreds of Slovenian societies for protection of the Jugoslav rights at the peace conference.

    To hand over visibly Slovene and Croatian regions to a foreign rule would mean a painful injustice and great danger for the future. Jugoslavs, who admire your democratic consistency, believe in you and appeal in this critical hour for justice. Exceedingly grateful to you for everything you have done for the rights of nations, and with the fact in mind that million of eyes are cast upon you, we, the Jugoslavs 2 beg you not to forget them in this hour of determination.

    Ethin Kristan, Chairman

    A. J. Terbovec, Secretary

    Monsieur Clemenceau

    President de la Conference

    Du Paix,

    Paris. France.

    The Slovenian Republican Alliance, representing an overwhelming majority of Slovenes living in America, who have at all times truly and with great sacrifices supported the cause of democracy, appeal at the request of hundreds of organizations to the peace conference for the consideration of the Jugoslav rights with justice.

    To yield regions inhabited by a visibly Jugoslav population to a foreign government would hew into the Jugoslavs a burning wound and establish great danger for the future. In the name of democracy, in the name of peace, and in the name of liberty, brotherhood, and equality, we beg of you, justice.

    Ethin Kristan, Chairman

    A. J. Terbovec, Secretary

    The Central Committee of the Slovenian Republican Organization (Slovenian Republican Zveza) sent the following telegram to President Wilson: United States President, Woodrow Wilson Paris, France. The Slovenian Republican Alliance, representing ...

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  • Amerikanski Slovenec -- January 22, 1926
    Protest Meeting

    Following an invitation from the president of K. S. K., Mr. Anton Grdina, thousands of our people in Chicago came to hear speakers on the 18th of January, 1926. The general purpose of this call was to send a protest against the injustice done in Jugoslavia to our people in Slovenia. A committee to collect means to help our people in the old country has been formed from distinguished members of this colony.

    In this noble action our Slovenian women's organizations show great success, by organizing all kinds of entertainments and contributing large sums of money to support the above mentioned action. Last Sunday our Slovenian Women's Benefit Society held its annual carnival, which is already pronounced a great success from moral and material standpoints.

    Such attitude toward problems of our needy people deserves high praise and encouragement. We people of Slovenian extraction, must help each other if we want to survive the hard times.

    Following an invitation from the president of K. S. K., Mr. Anton Grdina, thousands of our people in Chicago came to hear speakers on the 18th of January, 1926. The ...

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    III H, I C
  • Proletarec -- [Unknown date]
    By-Laws of the Slovenian Socialist Federation in America

    At its last meeting, the Slovenian Socialist Club, in Chicago, drew up the by-laws and regulations for the Slovenian Socialist Federation in America, and asked that these by-laws be published in Proletarec for the purpose of public acceptance. All comments pertaining to any changes must be sent to Mr. Anton Preshern.

    The Slovenian Socialistic Federation in America is the propagator of the socialist program of the Socialist Party in America.

    MEMBERSHIP

    Every person, male or female, of Slovenian descent, who is 18 years of age, and who recognizes the socialist teachings, will be gladly accepted as a member of this Federation. All members, active or inactive, of any socialist lodge in America automatically become members of this Federation and may exercise their rights to vote.

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    PURPOSES

    Purpose of this Federation is to spread socialist propaganda either in writing or in speech, and to spread socialist doctrines in America and Jugoslavia.

    In order to fulfill these purposes, the Federation will organize lectures, and will print books, leaflets, pamphlets, newspapers, etc.

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    All affairs of the Federation will be supervised by the board of directors, which will consist of three branches: administration, editorial and controller.

    The administration branch will be supervised by six members: president, vice-president, financial secretary, editorial secretary, archive secretary and his assistant. The editorial branch, as well as the controller branch, will be supervised by three members.

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    ELECTION

    In December of each year the Federation will hold an election for a new board of supervisors. For this election our first secretary will send a printed ballot to all clubs in America. On distributed ballots, will be printed the names of candidates. Because each club has its own election rights it is permitted to elect its own candidate. In such an instance the name of the candidate printed on the ballot can be scratched out and the candidate desired by the club may be substituted.

    The final decision in the election will depend on the majority of ballots received by the substituted candidate.

    In case of a tie in votes, a new election will be ordered.

    All ballots received after the month of December will be valid.

    Any changes desired pertaining to the election regulations must be not later than the month of November.

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    FEDERATION PRESS

    The official organ of the Slovenian Socialist Federation will be Proletarec. The owner of this publication can be any member of the Socialist Party in America or Jugoslavia, who belongs to some club. The editorial management is obliged to print any announcement, article, debate, etc. , no matter what the critics say.

    In exceptional cases the editor has the right to request a correspondent's identification as a member of the club.

    The treasurer of the Federation is requested to publish a financial statement every fourth month in the official organ.

    SOCIALIST CLUBS

    In every town or city in America, where a substantial number of Socialists live, they have the right to organize their own club and elect their board or supervisors. Monthly reports of their doings will be accepted 5 and published by Proletarec. Every Socialist living in Jugoslavia can be a member of any club in America, no matter what nationality this club represents.

    SOCIALIST COURT

    In case of a misunderstanding, or a quarrel between members of the Club, such affairs must be settled by the Club, or the Federation Honor Court.

    Each court consists of five members. In case of a tie in voting the president's ballot will be the deciding vote.

    If any person in a case shows dissatisfaction with the court's decision, he has a right to appeal to the Federation Court, whose decision will be considered final.

    SUPERVISORS‘ DUTIES

    In case the board of supervisors shows lack of interest in fulfilling 6 their duty, five members of the Federation can submit their complaint to the secretary-treasurer, who will ask the entire membership for its opinion by a vote of trust. In such cases the board of supervisors will be suspended from their offices until the members‘ opinion is crystalized.

    In case of the resignation of any member of the board of supervisors, the secretary will announce new elections.

    HEADQUARTERS OF THE FEDERATION

    The official headquarters of the Slovenian Socialist Federation is in Chicago, Illinois.

    At its last meeting, the Slovenian Socialist Club, in Chicago, drew up the by-laws and regulations for the Slovenian Socialist Federation in America, and asked that these by-laws be published ...

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