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  • Ukraina -- May 19, 1917
    To Our Readers

    In turning out this first issue of the Ukraina to the Ukrainian people, we put on our program first, the satisfying of the reading public as much as our strength permits; not contradicting the wishes of our people; not dictating to them our own ideas as if these ideas were the "Holy Faith", without asking their approval in the matter; not imposing ourselves upon any party or any religion. We do not pretend to be the "Ukrainian Moses" to lead you. We intend, not to be your director, but to be with you in work, in rebirth, in morality, in progress, in struggles and in gain.

    Looking over the list of the existing newspapers up to date, we find that they all represent some party or sect, and that they all have monopolized already certain branches of the national life, with their program and aspiration for their ideals; that they have crystalized themselves in the motives of the group work. Thus, to our newspaper, there was nothing left except to work in the field which the progressives, parties, and sectarians had left untilled in the struggle for our ideals. This nationalism, although it comes into the program of them all, yet 2when abused or overdone by them the exploitations year after year, cause the real workers to take care of the same.

    This neglected soil is really our Ukrainian nationalism. This truly is our aim and purpose, the ideal of our newspaper. Our work then, is to improve this neglected soil. That is why we turn to all that love to labor in the national field for the amelioration of conditions. We call on all the Ukrainian patriots to come to us with their spiritual and material means. Primarily, we call on all the people to whom we guarantee clean and healthy nationalistic endeavors, without party or religious "isms", quarrels or family fights. We call our poets and young writers who squander their strength and ability in class and religious conflicts, neglecting their God-given creative talent. We call on our artists, painters, and inventors to try their strength on the pages of the Ukraina before they awaken the whole world with their genius. Let them contribute either by pen or by pictures to the beauty of the Ukrainian rebirth.

    We also ask all the other Ukrainian newspapers to meet in friendly spirit as fair-minded people do, because we do not enter into any competition with them nor do we think of spoiling anybody's business.

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    We are not going to attack any party, sect, or individual. Our newspaper is not that of any privileged Ukrainian class in America.

    We are publishing the Ukraina for the Ukrainians, in order to uplift to the heights Ukrainian nationalism and all that is closely connected with it. Our greatest ambition in editing our Ukraina is to acquaint the strong countries such as England, America and France, with Ukrainian questions in order to get their support for these problems in their newspapers and offices. Furthermore, to obtain from the Ukrainians the moral and material help, and in a short time to make Ukraina a daily newspaper.

    In turning out this first issue of the Ukraina to the Ukrainian people, we put on our program first, the satisfying of the reading public as much as our strength ...

    Ukrainian
    II B 2 d 1, III H
  • Ukraina -- May 19, 1917
    (By Dr. Vladimir Siemenovich) New Ukrainian Newspaper

    The most important event in the life of the Chicago Ukrainian community is the appearance of the Ukrainian newspaper Ukraina. For a long time there has been felt very keenly the lack of such a Ukrainian medium. Many an effort has been made in this direction; yet they all came to naught, not so much because of lack of the material aid, but rather because of the want of people who could sacrifice their time and labor toward the publication.

    It was just with the arrival of Mr. G. T. Popel in Chicago that the matter of the newspaper has been definitely settled. With the moral and material support of the Chicago community, a weekly paper in Chicago began its existence. As its title shows, it is supposed to be a medium altogether independent from all parties--a national-patriotic progressive newspaper, the kind that for a long time was lacking, not only in the West but also in all America as well.

    One should expect that Ukraina will always remain faithful to its slogan as 2evinced by the title it carries at the very heading of the same.

    The most important event in the life of the Chicago Ukrainian community is the appearance of the Ukrainian newspaper Ukraina. For a long time there has been felt very keenly ...

    Ukrainian
    II B 2 d 1
  • Sichovi Visty -- July 13, 1918
    The Only Orientation (Excerpt)

    Here in the United States of America, the Siege Organization calls upon each and everyone of you: Give up dirty politics; wipe out even the last speck of dust that is left from the old way of traveling through roadless jungles; cast out profitless fables, and roll up your sleeves and start out some real work, some profitable activity. Our field in that direction is covered with weeds, and it will take some time to get rid of them, especially if we continue to follow the same roads.

    Regardless of where you are, join the Athletic Siege Organization; it is our strength, our future, and the training center of the true sons of Ukrainia. How to take it up, how to make it fit our circumstances, our present writing will teach you. It will be particularly dedicated toward this end. Let there be not a single Ukrainian who will not read this newspaper.

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    After all, the object of this paper is clear. In it you will not find any politics, abuse or cheating, but a sincere word of truth, a word of true counsel at this momentous time. Neither the Siege Organization nor its periodical has any aim of rivalry, disruption, or conniving for reorganization. Their aim is to care for that, which has been up to the present time not taken care of sincerely, and which is so necessary for a harmonious development of our culture. Therefore, we are trying to safeguard ourselves ahead of time from all sorts of attacks, - and it is quite hard to avoid them altogether, - on the part of eventual enemies. Whoever is an enemy of this periodical, he is also an enemy of our culture, of our progress; he is a traitor to our cause. Spread these writings everywhere, wherever the Ukrainian spirit is present: among the young and old; men and women. Join the Ukrainian Siege branches all over the United States.

    Remember that in a sound body a sound mind.

    M. D.

    Here in the United States of America, the Siege Organization calls upon each and everyone of you: Give up dirty politics; wipe out even the last speck of dust that ...

    Ukrainian
    III B 2, II B 2 d 1, II D 1, III H
  • Sichovi Visty -- July 13, 1918
    (No headline)

    Ukrainian youth! Undoubtedly the Siege News appears at the proper time. At this opportune time it brings to you a highly ideal slogan: "In the healthy body, a healthy mind."

    It is at the right time that this sacred work is being started; the work which tends to organize our youth into the Siege Organization, with the object of helping a balanced development of the physical and spiritual forces of the commonalty. In other words, to help to unfold the all around proper balanced development of the youth in America. This kind of upbringing is positively necessary. Even although this work is somewhat belated, nevertheless it is better late than never.

    May we say one thing on our behalf, that the founders of the Siege News do not have any intention of satisfying their private ambition. The Siege News is a crystallization of wishes which are founded on idealism and love of the nation, especially the youth. The Siege News 2goes to you, the progeny of our famous forefathers, to help to bring out and show forth the life-giving light, to uplift the average person both physically and spiritually, to lay a foundation on which we can build a plan for a fulfillment of our national duty here.

    When we observe the development of cultured nations, we notice that they, in bringing up the new generation, took into consideration a balanced development both intellectually and physically. The results of this upbringing were such that sickly-looking individuals were almost entirely eliminated; there was no prematurely old youth, no pessimists, no individuals careless toward the affairs of their own nation. The importance of such upbringing was properly understood in the old country during the last years before the World War. Every 3one there looked intelligently upon the development of our Ukrainian "eagle" and "Siege" ranks, for they knew the consequential meaning of it all. The brutal ruinous war did not spare our "eagles" and "Sieges." Yet, one day the war will be over and they will arise again to life.

    In America, for several years there was felt an ardent necessity of the Siege Organization. Here our youth is exposed to a thousand and one dangers. Now, when we look upon the life with our own eyes, the American youth, not only in the educational institutions but also in clubs, cares for a physical development: our own youth, however, is getting dissipated before, our very eyes. Our youth here is on the road to ruin.

    We cannot say that our Ukrainian youth does not like athletic associations. We can gather many facts which prove that many a Ukrainian young man belongs to foreign organizations. This is a great loss to 4our own nation. We must not permit our energetic youth to lose itself in the foreign scattered fields.

    Some years ago many branches of our Siege Organization were opened. This is a comeback to the better. This is a nice beginning. Let us not fold our arms; let us not abandon our well-begun work. "Well begun is half done" only then, when the other half is not slept through.

    On our part we have done, are doing, and will do everything to make the Siege Organization grow for the good and glory of this country and Ukrainia.

    In order to animate thoroughly the Ukrainian Siege movement in America, we undertake to publish The Siege News. Let us not put any political program ahead of another. Our object is: to train the youth of Ukrainian descent of both sexes, and the training of the youth will be of such 5a nature that both physical and intellectual faculties simultaneously will be taken care of by a development of the physical energy through athletics, and the young mind through reading the proper literature, lectures, etc. The character of such training is of a patriotic nature. When our youth is well educated and enlightened, then it will follow such political roads which will add the most for the good of the whole nation.

    "In the sound body, a sound mind!" When our physical strength develops by joint physical drills, then our minds will crave also for work and knowledge. Then we shall help the youth to get rid of thousands imperfections which fall into their eyes. Then we shall guard the youth from thousands of dangers, against languish and demoralization, of which Ukrainia will be proud.

    We send out to you this first issue of the Siege News. Let this our 6periodical be the center of the life of our youth. Let it keep us united in one large family; let is lead us always onward to progress, to everything uplifting and sublime. Let it long live and serve for the glory and good of the whole nation.

    With sending to you this first issue of the Siege News, we appeal to you: Join one and all the Siege Organization! Open up Siege branches everywhere. Unite, work, and educate yourselves! On this depends our future.

    Accept the Siege News with such love as we are sending it out into the world.

    We are aware of having done our part! Now it is up to you, Ukrainian youth, to do yours!

    Ukrainian youth! Undoubtedly the Siege News appears at the proper time. At this opportune time it brings to you a highly ideal slogan: "In the healthy body, a healthy mind." ...

    Ukrainian
    III B 2, III E, II B 3, II B 2 d 1, I M, III A
  • Sichovi Visty -- September 16, 1918
    Protocol of the Ukrainian Convention of the Siege Organization Officers in the United States

    [Note: This applies to Chicago, the Siege center since 1920]

    The convention of the Siege organization officers took place on Sunday, August 25, 1918, at 1 P.M., at the Ukrainian National Hall, 217-219 East 6th Street, New York, N. Y.

    Peter Zadoretsky opened the meeting with a short speech. John Boyko, from Bridgeport, was elected Siege organization officer in the United States; Korese, chairman of the meeting; and Alexander Hyssa, his secretary.

    W. Serbay, an officer of the organization, made a motion which was seconded, and the meeting decided that it be called an annual meeting. Carried.

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    Then they took count of those present. Besides the officers, there were many guests, especially Siege members of New York. Reading of the minutes was followed by ardent discussion. Finally, they came to the conclusion that the officers of the Siege Organization did everything possible for the good of the organization in the United States, for which they were complimented.

    They also discussed the results of the Siege festival which took place on July 14, 1918. After a lively discussion, the matter was settled and it was proved that the Siege Organization did not have anything to do with the affair which took place between M. Sitchynsky and I. Dobryansky, and that the Siege Organization, and particularly the New York Branch which took charge of that festival, did not know anything about Mr. Hundiak's distributing rudely satirical handbills against Mr. Sitchynsky, or that the latter wanted to speak at the Siege festival. Consequently, all the 3gossip written in the National Will are without foundation.

    Then followed the business of the Siege News, and after a long discussion it was resolved, (1) that the Siege organ, the Siege News, continue, as at present, to be published once a month; (2) that the Siege newspaper shall not infringe upon any Ukrainian political party nor any of the benevolent societies; (3) that the Siege newspaper must take an impartial stand; (4) that the Siege newspaper's purpose is to propagate spiritual and physical culture among the Ukrainian people in America; (5) that the Siege newspaper has no right to insert and publish any propaganda whereby the Ukrainian people as a whole may be misled.

    Simultaneously it was resolved that the Siege News shall publish free of charge any advertisement of the branches of the Siege organization.

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    Further, it was resolved that it is the duty of every branch of the Ukrainian Siege Organization to contribute ten dollars to the press fund; and further, that it is the duty of every Siege member of both sexes to read the Siege News and to get new subscribers. As a result, they elected an editorial committee, as follows: M. Diachyshyn, Editor; V. Vintoniak, treasurer; A. Hyssa, secretary.

    Taking advantage of this opportunity, they resolved that the General Siege Convention should take place on Labor Day, 1919, in the City of New York.

    Basil Serbay was elected head organizer of the Siege branches in the United States of America.

    The meeting having finished its outlined program, John Boyko called upon those present to contribute freely to the press fund, to which they answered with generous contributions.

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    The meeting ended with the Siege hymn "Yonder on the mountain, the Siege is marching."

    Alexander Hyssa, secretary

    [Note: This applies to Chicago, the Siege center since 1920] The convention of the Siege organization officers took place on Sunday, August 25, 1918, at 1 P.M., at the Ukrainian ...

    Ukrainian
    III B 2, II B 2 d 1, III B 4, III H
  • Ukraina -- January 02, 1919
    The Newspaper Ukraina Is to Become the Property of the Federation of Ukrainians

    At the general meeting of the shareholders of the Ukrainian Publishing Company in Chicago, on the 25th of December 1918, in the hall at Erie and Robey Streets, Dr. Stephen Hryniewiecky and Mr. P. Radyk (from Canada) moved to sell the newspaper Ukraina, together with the printing shop and with all its machinery and stock, to the Federation of Ukrainians for the sum that was owned by the company; and this was passed unanimously.

    The remaining debt of the company amounts to $1,800. All the shareholders present at the meeting moved and accepted that they leave their shares for the good of the Federation of Ukrainians. Among the present share-owners there are a great many who have shares in larger amounts: $100, $150, $200, $250, and $300. They voluntarily and willingly obligated themselves to leave their shares for the good of the Federation of Ukrainians under one condition: That the newspaper Ukraina, a future committee organ 2of the Federation, would be issued in Chicago.

    At the general meeting of the share owners, it was recommended also that the directors of the company speed up the transactions with the executive committee of the Federation.

    Those present represented more than two thirds of the shareholders of the Ukrainian Publishing Company.

    At the general meeting of the shareholders of the Ukrainian Publishing Company in Chicago, on the 25th of December 1918, in the hall at Erie and Robey Streets, Dr. Stephen ...

    Ukrainian
    II B 2 d 1, III B 2
  • Ukraina -- January 23, 1919
    To the Ukrainian Workingmen, Members, and Sympathizers of the Federation of Ukrainians in America

    Brother Ukrainians!

    As you all know it was resolved at the second Ukrainian congress in Washington, D. C., that the executives of the Federation of Ukrainians take under consideration the case of transferring the Chicago weekly, Ukraina, which is to become the organ of the Federation of Ukrainians in the United States.

    This resolution of the Congress is not yet carried out. We expect that the executives of the Federation will do everything in their power to take over the Ukraina and its property.

    Brother workingmen! You know very well that the Federation of Ukrainians was started a long time ago, and progressed slowly, not the way we should like to see it. The chief reason is that the Federation did 2not have its own paper that would stand for the interest of the Ukrainian workingmen in America.

    The newspaper Ukraina, issued in Chicago, though it was altogether an independent newspaper, never committed itself against the ideals that the Federation of Ukrainians had upheld, but always sided with it in a friendly way. Sometimes it had to raise a few questions which touched the Federation of Ukrainians in their voice of criticism on certain matters.

    Now, when Ukraina is to become the newspaper of the Federation of Ukrainians, it is the obligation not only of the members and sympathizers, but of every conscious workingman to spread and to back up the newspaper Ukraina.

    A good example was set in this direction by the shareholders of the Ukrainian Publishing Company in Chicago, owners of the newspaper Ukraina, 3who resolved to leave their shares with the Federation of Ukrainians if only the newspaper Ukraina would go to the Federation of Ukrainians.

    So you, too, Ukrainian workingmen, do your share for this cause!

    Order for yourselves the newspaper Ukraina and induce others to do this. Collect advertisements, give all kinds of printing work to the printing company of the Ukraina, sponsor concerts, dances, and other entertainments for the newspaper Ukraina.

    Thus we shall not only insure the existence of the needed Ukrainian newspaper for ourselves in these parts, but also we shall be able to effect the coming out of the Ukraina more often, and in the near future we shall find that our weekly Ukraina will become a daily paper.

    Through ardent work, and willingness, this will not be a hard thing to do. Let us keep under consideration that in Chicago alone there are a 4few thousand copies of Polish newspapers bought by the Ukrainian people.

    Surely, the Ukrainians would rather find out all the world news from their own Ukrainian daily than from our Polish enemy papers.

    When we reach this point we can boldly bring the Ukrainian cause as well as that of the Ukrainian workingmen's cause to equal our enemies, and go to fight for our beautiful national banner, for thee, our free Ukrainia! Long live and grow the Federation of Ukrainians in the United States! Long live and grow the newspaper Ukrainia.

    Yours for the cause,

    Elias Szkwarok.

    Brother Ukrainians! As you all know it was resolved at the second Ukrainian congress in Washington, D. C., that the executives of the Federation of Ukrainians take under consideration the ...

    Ukrainian
    II B 2 d 1, III B 4, I C, III B 2
  • Ukraina -- May 11, 1919
    To All Subscribers and Readers of the Newspaper Ukraina

    Our newspaper lived through the crisis. For four weeks Ukraina was not published. The shareholders of the Ukrainian Publishing Company, to which our newspaper belongs, are of a strong and reliable character. They said: "We have given a great deal for the newspaper Ukraina already and will give still more for its continuation in Chicago.

    Besides this, a number of the Ukranians in Chicago, although they always boast that they are the best Ukrainians, are against the Ukrainian newspaper.

    Some oppose it because they are blinded by the red Soviet "internationalism" of the Russian Jews - in all cases where liberation work (has been done) by the Ukrainian peasants and workers on their own land. They look through the glasses of the Jews, Russians, Poles, Rumanians, Germans, French, and other nations, but not Ukrainian.

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    Our Ukrainian newspaper is very gloomy for these Soviet friends. It voices the sentiment that the Ukrainian people must be their own boss and master on their soil; that the Ukrainian peasant and workingman have the right to keep his own order in his land; that for such as him they seem most fit and most profitable, and will not listen to any stories coming from Warsaw, Paris or Moscow.

    The second group of people in Chicago that oppose our newspaper consists of those who do not yet understand the value of their own newspaper.

    They really are not opposed to the newspaper, but you cannot expect any aid from them for they are indifferent.

    They fear everything, are indifferent to everything. They live only for themselves, yet are not altogether so bad after all.

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    There are people in Chicago who understand their obligations toward our nation.

    This group of people organized our newspaper and at all costs are keeping it up.

    In order to overcome the financial difficulties in which our newspaper found itself in the past time, our share owners put upon themselves a voluntary monthly fee.

    Ukraina in Chicago is the only Ukrainian medium in the middle western states which will continue in existence.

    Our newspaper lived through the crisis. For four weeks Ukraina was not published. The shareholders of the Ukrainian Publishing Company, to which our newspaper belongs, are of a strong and ...

    Ukrainian
    II B 2 d 1, I E, I C
  • Ukraina -- November 15, 1919
    The Envoy of the Ukrainian Republic, Dr. Julian Bachynsky, Arrived at Chicago

    Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 P. M., there will be a big meeting in the church hall, at Oakley and Rice St., where all the Ukrainian delegates of Chicago and the vicinity will gather to decide the following business:

    1. To give help to the native land at this time:

    (a) Political

    (b) Material -- Red Cross

    2. The business of the Ukrainian newspaper Ukraina in Chicago.

    3. The business of establishing the Ukrainian Technical School in Chicago.

    On special invitation by the Ukrainian societies in Chicago, the Ukrainian envoy of the Ukrainian National Republic to the United States, Dr. Julian 2Bachynsky, promised to come to Chicago on that day, November 16, to get acquainted with the local Ukrainian colony.

    Sunday, Nov. 16, at 2 P. M., there will be a big meeting in the church hall, at Oakley and Rice St., where all the Ukrainian delegates of Chicago and ...

    Ukrainian
    I G, III H, III B 2, II B 2 d 1, II B 2 f
  • Ukraina -- April 03, 1920
    To All Branches of the Siege Organization in the United States

    In view of the fact that there arose a big misunderstanding among the chief executives of the Siege Organization that threatens to break up the whole organization, the district Siege committee of Chicago and suburbs, together with Mr. Peter Didyk, who is chief organizer for the organization, Mr. Bohdan Skrotsky, chief financial secretary, and Mr. Nicholas Moronetz, chief treasurer, called on Mar. 28th a general meeting of the nine branches that exist here. There in the general discussions they came to the following conclusion:

    The executive committee should be together in one locality, that is to say, not coming from Chicago, but from the recording head secretary, Mr. Peter Zadoretsky in New York. This move was written in a letter to Mr. Nicholas Moranetz, on Feb. 14, 1920. There he states that the executive committee should be either in New York or Chicago. If the executive committee is in Chicago, he states he will gladly give up his post for the good of the organization.

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    Further, according to the correspondence written by Mr. Zadoretsky, the chief executive, the three other members on the committee saw fit to call a general district meeting, in order to consult the whole Siege organization in this important case.

    At the general meeting, after a short discussion, all the members agreed upon that for the good of the organization the executive committee must be in one locality.

    Right there we stopped to consider whether or not we would be able to take all the Siege work to Chicago if a majority of its members would approve of it. We considered our strength and saw that we have nine branches with about eight hundred members. We said, we can pick out a good editorial committee for the Seige News, which has to publish the newspaper on time without any cost. We do not think it expedient that every member of the executive committee should be from Chicago, but only the majority of it, so that the work would go faster.

    We did not intend to take over the jurisdiction of the commander-in-chief, 3Mr. Boyko, nor that of the centurion nor the assistant centurions; we only wanted to keep the working people mostly for the good of the Siege Organization.

    As a result of this discussion we notified the head commander, Mr. Boyke, asking him to notify all the Siege members in the United States, so that they would vote as to where the executive offices of the Siege Organization are to be transfered.

    In return, Mr. Boyko resolved the matter in this way. Not waiting for the results of the voting, he ordered the chief treasurer to send all the books, and figures, and all the work of the head secretary to him before Mar. 30th. All this was done under false pretenses. He himself complains, and he himself does the judging - absolutely by himself. We shall state here the false movements of the head commander.

    First: He says that the by-laws were issued too late. The answer to it is like this. A few months for preparing and printing the by-laws is not too 4long, and we know it for a fact that no organization is able to do this faster. We must add that the by-laws were being prepared for five months, and laid in New York a whole month, through the negligence of the committee.

    Second: The same thing applies to the publishing of the Siege guide. Let the members look to how many rubrics there are in it, let them understand that this is altogether a new thing. Those that undertook the making of the by-laws and the Siege guide likely did not expect any criticism, but only an acknowledgement for their fast and true work.

    Third: As to the treasurer, the head commander accuses Mr. Moranetz, that he did not want to send money for the Siege News. Every Siege member must remember that Mr. Boyko made a motion at the Siege convention that there should be two seperate treasuries: one for the Siege organization, and the other for the Siege News. That is why the chief treasurer did not see fit, without first consulting all the members, to give the money from the main treasury to the treasury of the Siege News. The executive committee does not have the least idea as to how much money came in for the Siege News nor what was given out. We know that Mr. Zadosetsky and Mr. Bentoniak figured 5out that one issue would cost $80. Yet, at the convention on Jan. 18, 1920, we found out that besides the subscribers, over $300 of the Christmas Carol money was given for the Siege News. A few hundred dollars was supposed to come from subscriptions. All this money did not cover two issues of the Siege News. Mr. Moranety borrowed $50 from the treasury, and again there is not enough, everyone is "squawking" because the treasurer does not want to give out any more money.

    It is a fact that the extraordinary convention, which Mr. Boyko called in January, really ruined the treasury of the organization, whereby there is hardly enough to pay for the by-laws and the guide. We, Siege members, now wish for a thorough statement of the administration of the Siege News in order to find out, where and when that large sum of money was expended.

    The editors of the Ukraina are sorely disappointed that the head commander judges this newspaper rashly.

    Fourth: It was also decided that we must also stand in defense of this independent newspaper Ukraina, which always sympathizes with us, backs us and 6and will further back up the Siege movement.

    Ukraina never belittled the Siege News, but only turned our attention to the fact that the editors allowed a disloyal article concerning the national rights of the Ukrainian Republic to be published.

    We, Siege members, at the same time must be loyal to Ukrainia and its national government until death. Ukraina pointed out from the start that the editors of the Siege News made a mistake and that mistake will surely be criticized by the Siege members.

    This is the way it happened:- Today there is no blot on the Siege Organization, no disloyal accusations, due to the watchfullness of the newspaper Ukraina.

    Taking all this into consideration, we came to this conclusion, that the accusations of the head commander are not in any way proven.

    We move for the good of the Organization, that the head commander announce a Siege convention not later than sometime in April, 1920, somewhere between 7Chicago and New York, and we think the most suitable place would be the city of Cleveland, in which there is a strong branch of the Siege Organization.

    It is better to lose a few hundred dollars than to lose this important Siege movement in America-- economy in this respect would be out of place. We, Siege members, who wish to make the greatest contribution for our Fatherland, do not fear to pitch in a dollar or two for the good of the national cause.

    We expect that all the Siege members will back us up in this important case, from which will result not only the good of the Siege Organization, but the good of the national cause in America. We cannot remedy any matter through w writing alone. We must stand at the convention, and put up the proposition as clearly as possible, so that everyone will see what is needed for the good of the Siege movement and our nation.

    We do not wish to see divisions and scattering of the Siege, but a spreading of the Siege spirit far and wide from ocean to ocean and beyond.

    It is not the will of any individual to lead the Siege Organization, but the will of all the Siege members, and the executives' work is only to carry out 8the will of all the members. No one is permitted to break the national will.

    We do not want anything but the truth, peace and sociable cooperation of all the Siege members.

    We think that all the misunderstandings will come out for the best, especially at the Siege convention.

    Convention committee:

    Dr. Stephen Hryniewiecky,

    District commander;

    Stephen Tabay,

    Assistant commander;

    Paul Novodorsky,

    Assistant commander;

    Michael Horodetsky,

    Centurion;

    Paul Zarudny,

    Centurion;

    Gregory Voitzihowsky,

    Banner bearer;

    Theodore Huznyskyn,

    Peter Didyk, Chief Organizer.

    Assistant Centurion;

    In view of the fact that there arose a big misunderstanding among the chief executives of the Siege Organization that threatens to break up the whole organization, the district Siege ...

    Ukrainian
    III B 2, II B 2 d 1, III H, I C