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The Ukrainian Weekly Edition


President Ford Hosts Ethnic Media UPA POW's Request Camp

Representatives At White House Inspections, Religious Freedom
NEW YORK, N. Y . - Two former soldiers they themselves requested such privileges,"
of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) he concluded.
now serving 25-year sentences in various Basarab said he is joining the move for
Soviet penal colonies asked Moscow autho­ international inspection of camps because
rities to allow international humanitarian the "villainous acts of the camp administra­
organization to inspect the prison camps, tion have grown to extreme measures."
and the third UPA prisoner of war requested He said that for an appeal he wrote to
a Belgian priest to help him get permission to government officials, but did not send out,
read the Bible. he was confined in solitary for ten days.
Copies of the three separate letters, all "Personally, I do not have any hope of
written this year, were received here by the being released alive, but I want my voice to
press service of the Ukrainian Supreme be heard at least once before my death,"
Liberation Council (abroad). wrote Basarab, who is suffering from a heart
The two letters requesting camp inspec­ ailment. "Then maybe others will receive
tions were signed by Vasyl Pihorodetsky, a lighter sentences and a more humane
one time member of the UPA general staff of environment will pervail."
Gen. Taras Chuprynka, and Dmytro Basa- In addition to Pidohorodetsky's 25-year
rab. sentence, he also received an extra six years
"By signing the Helsinki accord and by without freedom.
declaring to the entire world the ideas of Stephan Mamchur, who was arrested
peace, peaceful coexistence, and humanism, only in 1957, wrote his appeal to a Belgain
the Soviet Union should substantiate these priest, who is member of the Secretariat of
words with actions," wrote Pidhorodetsky. the International Committee on Security
Problems and issues of domestic concern in relation to specific interest and pursuit of He said that the International Red Cross and Cooperation in Europe.
America's ethnic communities were the subject of 35-minute meeting between President and the International Health Organization He complained that since his incarcera­
Gerald Ford and six working journalists of ethnic media, held Thursday, October 14, at the should be allowed to inspect all the camps. tion he was denied permission to read the
President's Ovai Office. Invited to the White House for this session were representatives of "I request the Central Committee of the Bible, and any religious material he did
the Italian, Polish, German, Chinese, Lithuanian and Ukrainian media. Representing the CPSU to immediately allow these commis­ possess was burned.
Svoboda Press was Zenon Snylyk, editor of The Ukrainian Weekly (seated, third from the sions to inspect the Perm camps," wrote When he demanded his religious rights^
Pidohorodetsky. "It is vitally important." which are guaranteed by the Helsinki
left). The meeting was arranged by Dr. Myron Kuropas, Special Assistant to the President
He claimed that complaints to higher accord, wrote Mamchur, he was bruskly
for Ethnic Affairs, in cooperation with William Baroody, Assistant to the President in
Soviet authorities about treatment in the rebufted by the camp administrator who
charge of Public Liaison. Photo above shows President Ford answering one of the questions
prisons or concentration camps are forward­ received his letter.
ed to the wardens and the prisoners are then "I ask you, Reverand Canon, to convince
tortured more severely. the Soviet government to allow me to have a
"Permission for international organiza­ Bible in the camps. This request is blessed
Gov. Carter Refutes tions to inspect the camps is justified because both by God's and man's laws," he wrote.

Harriman's Statement Soviet Political Prisoners

Ask Westerners For Help
HELSINKI, Finland.-In an emotional "demand the end to political repression and
letter addressed to "world humanity, people scorn, and the practice of political banish­
of good will and to those who believe in ment."
democracy, freedom and human rights," 19 They also requested that Westerners write .
Soviet political prisoners requested letters of letters to the leaders of the Soviet Commu­
support from the West, according to the nist Party demanding that the USSR abide
"Smoloskyp" Ukrainian Information Ser­ by the Final Act of the Helsinki Accord and
vice. the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The letter is replete with descriptions of
their incarceration and the harassment they "Demand our release as a practical sign of
endure. They charged in the document that their adherence to the above mentioned
they were unjustly arrested, tried and treaties," they said.
sentenced. They asked that letters be sent to them
They said that the sole reason they were with return receipt requested.
imprisoned was because they "did not think The letter was signed by Ukrainians; A.
the way others told them to think." Yuskevych, V. Ovsiyenko, V. Chornovil, V.
The political prisoners, all confined in the Stus, Z. Popadiuk, Y. Mykytko, and Jewish,
Mordovian prison camps, listed three major Georgian, Armenian, Estonian and Russian
requests of the West, among them was: political prisoners.

Gov. Jimmy Carter is greeted by Atty. Victor Borowsky at Detroit Airport.

DETROIT, Mich.-Recent reports of New York City, unanimously adopted a
Dr. Henry Kissinger's denial that Ukraine is resolution asking the presidential candidates
W i n n i p e g Ukrainians Decry
in Eastern Europe, for purposes of U.S. to take a stand on Mr. Harriman's remarks
foreign policy, and of former governor
Averell Harriman's statement to Leonid
in which Patriarch Josyf Slipyj's meeting Religious Persecution in USSR
with President Ford in the White House was WINNIPEG, M a n . - A large group of The first rally in Sunday's two-part action
Brezhnev, that the U.S. does not intend "to cited as an example of "political rhetoric." was held at the Cenotaph where a solemn
join the Ukrainian Liberation Movement" local Ukrainians raised their voices Sunday,
October 3, in a united protest against wreath-laying ceremony was held.
produced a swift response from the Ukrain­ In an effort to obtain such a clarification Among the speakers were: John Huyda,
ian community. religious persecution in Ukraine.
from Mr. Carter, Dr. Victor Borowsky. a president of the Winnipeg UCC branch.
The action was in line with an appeal by
The Ukrainian Congress Committee of (Continued on page 2) the World Congress of Free Ukrainians and Anthony Yarimovitch. UCC executive
America, at its recent convention held in the Ukrainian Canadian Committee to board member, and Rev. Semen Izyk.
ЮОС conduct rallies and protests acorss Canada The all-Canadian Ukrainian Rally і a
Beginning with this issue u/ The Ukrainian Weekly, we ate publishing profiles of 6Л'Л against the denial of religious freedom in defense of the Church in Ukraine took place
^scholarship winners for the academic year 1976-77. Story appears on p. 6 andprofiles on t Ukraine and other countries behind the Iron later that evening at the Centennial Hail
jtpn. 7"!0. We will continue the profile? in suh^eq-fct:' issues. Curtain. (Continued on page 3)

Journalist Warn West Report Religious Persecutor)

On Soviet Arms Build-Up Continues in Ukraine
OTTAWA,Ont.-On Thursday, Octo­ As for defensive preparations the are also persecuted. One Orthodox priest in
HAGESTOWN, Md.-Rrecently Ukra­
ber 7, the day after president Ford Soviet Civil Defense was elevated to the the Lviv area was stabbed several times by-
inian press services in the West received
declared during his debate that Eastern status of a separate service of the Armed three men and then hung from a ladder near
many reports about increased religious
Europe is not dominated by the Soviet Forces with the same standing as the his house. In many villages an organized
persecution in Ukraine, along with the
Union, the Canadian Committee of the Army, Navy, and the Air Force. wave of robbery and destruction took place
heightened wave of general anti-Ukrainian
European Captive Nations, Ottawa The Soviet Civil Defense service in­ in the churches immediately before the
branch, organized a lecture on the theme: cludes over 600,000 personnel, who are in Easter season. No attempts were made by
The anti-religion drives of the KGB were
"Is the Western world holding Its Own?" turn responsible for surperivising compul­ officals to apprehend the criminals.
mostly aimed at the destruction of churches,
This was held in the new Latvian House sory training programs that involve, on a ^ The church of St. Peter and Paul in
harassment of priests and faithful, and the
and attended by the presidents, former part-time basis, most of the industrial Lviv has been closed and boarded up
suppression of religious practices.
presidents and executives of the local workforce. As for industrial dispersion, notwithstanding the historical value of the
The following instances of religious
organizations of the Byelorussian, Czecho­ since 1966 over two-thirds of ail new church. During the year eighteen churches
persecution were reported by News From
slovak, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, industrial plants have been built outside have been closed in the Ivano-Frankivske
Ukraine, a quarterly published here by the
Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian back­ the major urban areas. The populace is region in Western Ukraine under various
Ukrainian Division of the American Friends
ground. Senator Paul Yuzyk was also in now equipped to go underground at short pretexts by the authorities.
of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations.
the audience. notice. Some 84 underground command ^ During Easter in Kiev police posted
^ In the Ivano-Frankivske region in
The lecture was presented by L. J. Zink, centers are said to have been completed themselves in front of Orthodox churches so
Western Ukraine in the town of Pecheni-
a columnist of the Toronto Sun and former around Moscow alone, including four huge as not to permit young people to enter them.
zhyn, teachers in the school did now allow
free-lance commentator of CBC, whom the bunkers for the Politbureau and two for All those who tried to go into church were
their students to go to church during Easter.
branch president, W.H. Pent, introduced the KGB. detained by the police and then placed into
They kept the students in the classrooms
to the audience. Vast supplies of food are being stored until six in the evening. When the students police vans. Over 200^ persons were taken to
The lecturer presented the balance of underground. Outside the city of Kharkiv, wanted to partake in traditional church police stations in this manner. Among these
the forces between the western and for example, a huge underground silo with ceremonies in the evening, the teachers, were several Komsomol members.
communist worlds. He contended that for a capacity of 200,000 tons has been under direction of the city officials, stood by ^ In June a Ternopil court in Western
the present day conflict we have to constructed. the church doors and would not let the Ukraine sentenced two men, Mykhailo
consider two main factors: first, the America has been contributing directly to students enter. This action resulted in Ozerny and I.H. Stulkivsky, to prison terms
means and armament, and second, the this war chest through the grain sold to the several fist fights between the students and for their activities as Jehovah's Witnesses.
strength of the will of the people and their Soviet, said Mr. Zink. teachers. The court accused the men of "anti-Soviet
leaders. At a conservative estimate, over 20 propaganda" and sentenced Ozerny to 5-
^ In April of this year in the city of Lutsk
The Soviet Union has made great billion dollars has been spent on hardening in north-Volhynia western Ukraine officials years in prison and his "helper" Stulkivsky
advances in nuclear, chemical, and con­ missile and radar sites during the past five levelled an old Orthodox cemetery contain­ to 3-years. Ozerny was arrested in 1965 and
ventional offensive warfare. In 1972 some years. Some missile silos have been ing the remains of people from the city as sentenced to 6-years in Mordovian concen­
defence analysts in Washington predicted hardened to resist pressure of up to 2,500 well as from the whole Volhynia region. The tration camps for "anti-Soviet nationalistic
that the Soviets were planning to intro­ pounds per square inch which makes them gravestones were removed and the graves propaganda and agitation." After serving
duce 15 new ballistic missile systems the hardest man-made objects in the were levelled by bulldozers. The site was his term, he had been subjected to constant
during the decade to 1982. They were world. Comparable silos in America are later turned into a park. There were rumors harassment by the KGB. In passing the
laughed to scorn. constructed to withstand pressures of that the graves of several historical person­ present sentence on him, the court had noted
Photographic evidence has been acquir­ only around 175 pounds per square inch. ages of Ukraine were included in the his past record of "nationalist propaganda."
ed which suggests that the Soviets are The second factor, the will for the destruction.
deploying 10 new land-based ballistic defense on the part of the West, is ^ Until recently there were three Othodox
^ During the past Easter season the seminaries in Ukraine: in Kiev, Lutsk, and
missiles and three new submarine-launch­ systematically weakened by the free Communist party began another crackdown Odessa. Both the Kiev and Lutsk seminaries
ed missiles. There is also evidence which press, symphatetic to the leftist causes, on the underground Catholic church in have been shut down. The Moscow council
suggests they have managed the techni­ aided by some church affiliations and Ukraine. Roadblocks were set up through­ of religious affairs has been creating difficul­
que of reloading missile silos, which will various peace movements, said the lectur­ out several regions in Western Ukraine and ties for those who wish to study theology. In
make the task of monitoring any new er. While the Soviets are now arriving at the police stopped all cars, buses and many instances Ukrainians who want to
SALT agreement even more difficult than strategic and power superiority, the motorcycles in order to look for priests. attend the Odessa seminary are sent to
before. The USSR surpassed America in Western world may soon be faced with the Those who were caught were subjected to Zagorsk or Leningrad in Russia, while
nuclear throw-weight in 1967; in the total choice of surrender or destruction assert­ various abuses and indignities. Several were Russians are sent to Odessa. In the Odessa
inter-continental missiles and submarine- ed Mr. Zink. beaten, and one priest lost his hearing after seminary almost all instruction is done in
launched missiles in 1970; and in equiva­ The lecture was followed by a question- receiving such a beating. Orthodox priests Russian.
lent megatonnage in 1974, said Mr. Zink. and-answer period and a lively discussion.

Go v. Carter...
(Continued from page 1)
Underground Leaflet Calls for Independence
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - An under­ The lull text of the leaflet is as follows:
practicing attorney with law offices in Iron Curtain, in countries that ought to be ground leaflet currently circulating in Ukrainian Independece!
Detroit, Mich, and Atlanta, Ga., accepted free and within the rest of the world as well." Ukraine calls on the populace to fight for Moscow plunders the natural riches of
an invitation to meet with Mr. Carter at "I personally believe that the Soviets their independence, according to the publi­ Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Central­
Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Friday, would probably respect us more if we cation News From Ukraine. ism is coercion. The policies of Ukraine
October 15, along with several other ethnic insisted on our basicv principles in foreign should be and will be made in Kiev, not
representatives. and domestic affairs that relate to our own The brief statement decries Moscow's Moscow.
Dr. Borowsky is past president of the Bill of Rights, to our own Constitution and "centralism" as "coercion," and says that Ukrainians, if you want to be masters of
Ukrainian Graduates Club of Detroit and one of the main reasons that people have "the policies of Ukraine should be and will your own house, then fight for Ukrainian
Windsor, a co-founder and acting chairman come to this country over a perio of years." be made in Kiev, not Moscow." independence!
of the Ukrainian American Bar Association,
and has previously appeared on nationwide Mr. Carter said that among the Soviet
television in condemnation of Soviet atro­
cities perpetrated against Christians in
actions against ethnic minorities in Eastern
Europe our government should protest are: State Center's Building
Ukraine and throughout the USSR.
In his brief conversation with Mr. Carter,
Dr. Borowsky asked if he agreed with
"I think that there is good opportunity for
us next year, when we reach the time for the
assessment of the Helsinki progress to point
Opened in Philadelphia the building. Representatives of numerous
Averell Harriman's statement on the 'Today PHILADELPHIA, P a . - M y k o l a Li-
Show" about the U.S. having no real interest out in very strong terms that the Soviet wytzkyj, President of the Ukrainian Nation­ Ukrainian organizations took part in the
in Ukraine. Union has not lived up to the agreement to al Republic in exile, officially opened the afternoon ceremonies.
Mr. Carter emphasized in his reply that permit freer access of Eastern European newly acquired building of the State Center The new building was also the site of a
Mr. Harriman did not go the the Soviet citizens toward the free world, nor has it of the Republic in exile here Saturday, meeting of the Ukrainian National Council
Union in behalf of candidate Carter, does given the individual human rights that October 23, and dedicated it as a Research at 5:00 p.m. that day. Chaired by Ivan
not speak for him, and that Jimmy Carter ostensibly the Soviet Union had agreed to Center of the Ukrainian Revolution and Kedryn-Rudnytsky, the Council's president,
speaks for himself. Mr. Carter was then grant." Statehood. the session was attended by Mr. Liwytzkyj
asked if he supports the principles of human "We must reiterate to the Soviets that an Prior to the opening and dedication, and UNR's vice-president, Prof. Mykola
rights and the right of self-determination for enduring American-Soviet detente can not clergy of the Ukrainian Orthodox, Catholic Stepanenko, as well as other members of the
the people of Ukraine and all the peoples of ignore the legitimate aspirations of other and Evangelical Churches joined in blessing Council from the U.S. and Canada.
the Soviet Empire. To this Mr. Carter nations."
replied:" absolutely, and I always will." In a speech delivered before the Polish
American Congress on September 25, 1976,
To further clarify his position on this Mr. Carter stated:
subject, Dr. Borowsky was provided with
the following position statements which
have been articulated publicly by Mr.
"It should be clear by now that I have a
sharply different view from that of Ford and
Kissinger of what our goals should be with
Carter. respect to Eastern Europe. I have repeated
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League of Ukrainian Patriarch Josyf Blesses

New Church In Mississauga
Catholics Meets in Convention
MT. POCONO, P a . - T h e 38th annual After the auction, members and guests
national convention of the League of were entertained by the Byzantine Male
Ukrainian Catholics convened at Mt. Airy Choir of Mi nersville, Pa. There was a
Lodge, Mt. Pocono, Pa., October 15th magnificent Ukrainian cultural display in
through the 18th, with mother nature the lobby of Mt. Airy Lodge. Each chapter
providing a spectacular background of color of the So. Antracite Council had display
foliage and cool sunny days. tables loaded with embroideries, wood-
There were many innovations introduced carvings, ceramics and "pysanky". The
at this convention besides the regular closed comments of the other guests at the Lodge,
and open business sessions. In keeping with some of whom had never seen Ukrainian art,
the new apostolic image, invitations were were highly favorable.
extended to all recognized Ukrainian Catho- Bishop Basil Losten was the main cele-
li: lay organizations to participate, and brant at the Sunday Pontifical Divine
special meetings were arranged for this Liturgy, with Rev. John Stevensky, Rev.
purpose, thus strengthening the bonds Andrew Baunchalk and Rev. John Bi-
among church organizations. lanych, concelebrants.
It was the first time in LUC history that a In his sermon to the members, Bishop
"Lay Person of the Year" award was Losten reminded of the three categories
presented for outstanding contributions to forming the framework of the Catholic
the Ukrainian Catholic Church of America. Church: the Church Triumphant, The
A panel of judges, consisting of five religious Church Suffering, and the Church Militant.
and five lay people, was charged with the Members and guests participated in the
responsibility of reviewing the many re- Liturgy by singing the responses.
sumes received. The members of the League voted that the
The recipient of this year's award was sports rally in 1977 would be hosted by the
Joseph Novak, a parishioner of the Patron- Baltimore Council, and in 1978, by the Ohio Patriarch Josyf, surrounded by clergy, celebrates Divine Liturgy at the Church in
age of B.V.M. Church in Cleveland, O. His Council. Next year's convention will be held Mississauga, still under construction.
pastor is Rev. John D. Oryshkewych. Mr. at the Ramada Inn in Clar, N.J., hosted by
Novak is also the national treasurer of LUC. the Garden State Council, and in 1978 by the MISSISSAUGA, Ont.-Patriarch Josyf with its establishment.
The award, a beautiful Ukrainian hand- Western Penna. Council in Pittsburgh. Cardinal Slipyj, currently on his third major As an example the article sites the suspen-
carved plaque, was presented by the The activities of the 1976 convention were sojourn on the North American continent sion by the Vatican of three Ukrainian
League's president, Anna Kupczak. brought to a close by a banquet and ball since his release from Soviet imprisonment married priests, a "custome unacceptable to
The South Anthracite Council, hosts of Sunday evening at which Fr. J. Stevensky, 14 years ago, blessed St. Mary's Dormition Roman Catholics but normal for those of
the convention, had many interesting fea- Ukrainian Catholic Church here Sunday, the Eastern rite."
the League's national spiritual director acted
tures to break the heavy business schedule. October 10, in the presence of clergy and Rev. Darachin states that Patriarch Josyf
as master of ceremonies.
some 2,500 faithful. has repeatedly charged that the Vatican is
On Friday evening, the conventioneers Steve Postupack and Paul Hancher, co-
were invited to an "Old Time Ukrainian The event, as many others in conjunction destroying the Eastern Rite Churches by
chairmen, and the entire So. Anthracite
Wedding and Reception." The gifts that with Patriarch Josyf's current visit in forcing them to allow Latin Rite canon law
Council provided LUC members with an
were presented to the bride and groom were Canada, has received wide coverage in and liturgical practices.
excellent convention, focus the organization
auctioned off on Sunday afternoon, with the Toronto newspapers, radio and television. Despite the fact that the Ukrainian
on the spiritual, cultural and social aspects
proceeds going to the Bishop Stock Burse "The Cardinal," said The Globe and Mail, Catholic Church is the largest of Eastern
which are the theme of the League of
Fund. "who has clashed with Pope Paul VI Rite Churches, Pope Paul has refused to
Ukrainian Catholics.
frequently over the non-existent patriarch- acknowledged Cardinal Slipyj as patriarch
ate, was chief celebrant at the Pontifical even though his followers have popularly
Divine Liturgy." acclaimed him as such, says the article.
Reporter Analyzes U.S. Stand on Eastern The dedication ceremonies of the still
uncompleted church preceded the Liturgy
This article, as well as another one
published in The Catholic Register, quotes

Europe in View of President's Statement on the steps of the shrine. The church,
designed by architect Roman Dubyn, will
cost S2 million when completed late next
Patriarch Josyf as stating that he was offered
the seat of the Orthodox Metropolitanate of
Kiev-Halych by the Soviets after his arrest.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— In an analytical Many high level officials, wrote Gelb, feel year. "Had I accepted," he speculated, "today
article about foreign affairs in the 1976 that if Americans would challenge the Soviet Patriarch Josyf was the guest of Bishop the Holy Father would be talking to me as an
Presidential campaign, Leslie H. Gelb wrote Union on Eastern Europe it would be the Isidore Borecky, eparch of the Toronto equal, as he does with the Orthodox Patri-
in the Tuesday, October 26th edition of The same as if Moscow challenged the U.S. in Diocese, who also took part in the ceremoni- arch of Moscow. But I am loyal to the See of
New York Times that statements and Latin America. es. Peter, to the Universal Church."
misstatements about Eastern Europe by Gelb admitted that senior U.S. diplomats On the eve of the ceremony, The Toronto The articles quote Patriarch Josyf as
both candidates has made that area of the have unofficially told the Kremlin leaders to Star carried a large photo of Patriarch Josyf denying that he is seeking the title of
world a campaign issue for the first time ignore campaign speeches about freedom and an article penned by the Rev. Victor M. Patriarch for his personal glory. He wants
since 1952. for Eastern European nations. Parachin, assistant minister of Kingsview the Ukrainian Catholic Church institution-
Gelb wrote that the campaign speechmak- "From about 1952, Americans learned to Methodist Church in Weston, Ont. alized into a patriarchate, a right that it has
ing is more intended to capture ethnic votes, live with a situation in which the leaders The article states that Patriarch Josyf is since the Union of Brest in 1596.
and that the rhetoric rarely coincides with preached liberation of Eastern Europe only championing the cause of a patriarchate Patriarch Josyf, say the papers, is expect-
actual policy. to stand by and mourn as Soviet troops because he believes that the survival of the ed to visit other parts of Canada during this
"The consensus among officials and crushed rebellions in East Germany in 1953, Ukrainian people is inherently connected sojourn there.
politicians is that the issue is a spurious in Hungary in 1956, and in Czecho-Slovakia
one—that is has more to do with ethnic in 1968," wrote Gelb.
politics and votes than actual differences of He said that this line of thinking was Winnipeg Ukrainians...
policy," said Gelb. "Eastern Europe, like the politically acceptable until 1975 when
Middle East, is generally regarded as one of President Ford refused to meet with Alek- (Continued from page 1)
those issues where public speechmaking and sandr Solzhenitsyn on Dr. Henry Kissin-
private reality rarely, if ever merge." ger's advise, and signed the Helsinki agree- Speaking on behalf of the federal, provin- Rights and other conventions as well as the
Gelb went on to say that politicans and ment, whereby the U.S. pledged to respect cial municipal governments were Joe Guay, Helsinki Declaration are meaningless and
diplomats "have always felt that they have to the inviobility of European borders and the MP for St. Boniface, Ben Hanuschak, and hypocritical as these are constantly vio-
say they are doing everything in their power status quo of Eastern Europe. Slaw Rebchuk, councilman. lated," said Sen. Yuzyk.
to free 'captive' nations from the yoke of "Not seeing Mr. Solzhenitsyn was widely Mr. Guay stressed that the Canadian The Ukrainian Canadian Senator said
Soviet domination. Privately, the policy viewed as a political blunder, but accepting government supports the principles of that if Mr. Trudeau does not condemn the
discusstion has been more complicated." the Helsinki accords was generally regarded freedom of religion, and promised to speak denials of human rights and religious
President Ford's remark that there by experts as an honest acknowledgement of with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on the freedom in Ukraine "he is no less hypocriti-
is "no Soviet domination of Eastern Eu- the facts of life," he said. question of persection in Ukraine. cal than the Soviet regime."
rope," and Jimmy Carter's statement that he Gelb wrote that the so-called "Sonnen- "Ukrainian culture is part of our lives, and Rev. Dr. Michael Bourdeaux, director of
"would not go to war in Yugoslavia if the feldt Doctrine" which called for more we are proud of it," he said. the Center for the Study of Religion and
Soviet Union sent troops" placed that "organic relations" between the USSR and Mr. Rebchuk said people in the free world Communism at Keston College in England,
portion of the world in the spotlight for this Eastern Europe caused more troubles for should "get after our governments to protest was also among the principal speakers.
campaign, said Gelb. President Ford. the actions of the Soviet Union regarding . During the rally, clergy of the Ukrainian
The Democratic candidate's statement, He said, however, that the policy, which freedom of religion in t Ukraine." Catholic, Orthodox^ and Evangelical Bap-
however, is viewed "as being in a different has been in existence since the presidency of Also speaking at Centennial Hall was Sen. tist congregations, as well as those from
and more serious category," said The Time's Richard Nixon, is designed "both to avoid Paul Yuzyk. Presbyterian, Greek Orthodox, Serbrian
reporter. uprisings in which the United States could "The signature and ratification by the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches,
"The issue there is not one of 'liberation' do nothing to help and to make Moscow USSR of the U.N. Charter, the Universal concelebrated a moleben.
as in the rest of Eastern Europe, but how to more tolerant about East European dealings Declaration of Human Rights, the Interna- The Blessed Virgin Mary parish chorus
maintain Yugoslav independence from the with the West." tional Covenants on Civil and Political and the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Cathe-
Soviet Union," wrote Gelb. U.S. officials, said Gelb, felt that detente Rights and Economic, Social and Cultural dral chorus rendered the responses.
Gelb said that since the end of World War could serve an independent Eastern Europe
II, the United States has made attempts to better than a policy of "bridge-building." 1976 Presidential campaign since the prima- states," and both favor "making these
make life easier for the people of Eastern "The new Nixon-Kissinger policy of ries, Gelb questions whether Carter's policy nations 'part of a large cooperative Euro-
Europe. But U.S. foreign policy was also weaning Eastern Europe toward the West by would differ from the President's. pean framework.' "
never to challenge Soviet military control detente was tricky and subtle, and thus Gelb wrote that Carter and the Admini- "Unlike the Administration, hespeakesof
and never to acknowledge this American politically vulnerable," wrote Gelb. stration "talked about the need to tailor pressing Moscow on more civil rights for the
attitude, added the reporter. While Eastern Europe has been in the actions toward particular East European East European," said Gelb.

New Yorker Protests Soviet Philadelphia TV Station To Air

Exhibit In San Antonio Special Program on Ukrainians
SAN ANTONIO, Tex.-George W0I0- "This is sort of a one-man protest. I didn't
shyn, a young New York attorney who is in
San Antonio for Army Reserve training in
think I'd have the courage to stand out there
like this, but somebody has to do it.
Special Two-Part Documentary
For Sam Houston, staged a one-man protest Somebody has to tell the other side of the
against a Soviet exhibit here Friday, Octo- story," he said. Set For November 5 and 12
ber 8, "in order to tell the truth about Mr. Woloshyn said he contemplated the PHILADELPHIA, P a . - T h e heritage of "The Inheritors" looks at the ways Ukra-
Siberia." action for four days. At first he thought that the Ukrainian people involves a paradox of inians in America try to preserve the legacy.
The exhibit, which will last through protesting "would not be a very popular places and things — from the homeland to Ukrainian children are encouraged to
November 4th, attempts to dispel the notion thing to do." He also feared the possibility of belong to Ukrainian scout troops, to attend
the settlement in Shamokin, Pa., from
that Siberia is a barren wasteland. A team of inviting "bad will" from local residents. Saturday Schools that teach Ukrainian
intricately-decorated Easter eggs and com-
14 Soviet scientists and other personell are "Finally after a great deal of soul- search- plex folk dances to intense political demon- language and customs, to vacation at
showing scientific research and resource ing, I decided if the Soviets could stand up Soyuzivka, the Ukrainian National Assocai-
strations, from devotion to the Church to an
development in Siberia. for their principles, I could express my views tion's estate in the Catskills and to "come
equally religious devotion to the family.
Mr. Woloshyn told The San Antonio too," he said. out" at the Ukrainian debutante balls.
With the Ukrainian population 50,000
Light that the exhibit at the Hemis Fair Reactions to the protest were mixed wrote
strong in the Delaware Valley, Channel 10's The inheritors are politically militant,
Plaza was "designed and produced by the Roddy Stinson in the San Antonio Express
award-winning documentary series returns which is illustrated by their demonstration
KGB's organ of propaganda" and is intend- Monday, October 11, but Mr. Woloshyn
said that he had a right to distribute for a new season with a special two-part last summer near the Soviet Embassy in
ed to impress people with the "wonders" of
literature at the exhibit. program on this unique culture: "Eye On... Washington for the release of Valentyn
Soviet progress and growth.
"But this is not true," charged Mr. A Struggle for Identity," Part I: "The Moroz.
"If the Soviets had the right to set up their
Woloshyn. "Siberia is where the Russians propaganda on American soil, I had the Legacy," Friday, November 5, (7:30-8:00
p.m.), Part 2: "The Inheritors," Friday, "Eye On..." also shows exclusive film
have imprisoned millions of people." right as an American citizen to stand outside footage of the first American conference
The young New York attorney stationed and freely express myself," he explained. November 12 (7:30-8:00 p.m.).
Filmed over a 10-month period in places given by Leonid Pliushch after his release
himself outside the Museum of Transporta- He said his purpose in the protest was to from a Soviet psychiatric "hospital." Ukra-
tion and handed out leaflets that read: show that Americans "are concerned about as diverse as Washington, D.C., Shamokin,
a resort in the Ca^skill Mountains in New inians in the Delaware Valley added their
"Welcome to Gulag Archipelago: Grave- the way the Soviet government conducts voices to the intense public outcry heard
yard of Millions." itself...that we're not naive about their York and the Ukrainian pocket in Philadel-
phia, "Eye On..." investigates the history of around the world that instigated Pliushch's
In it he cited the repressions which are tyrannical system. And I think I've done release.
currently going on in the Soviet Union. that." the Ukrainian people in Part 1 "The Lega-
cy," and charts the future of the Ukrainian And, "Eye On..." looks at the religion, art
culture in America in Part 2, "The Inherit- and literature that are a large part of the
ors." backbone of the Ukrainian community.
To Appear In Who's Who "The Legacy" shows the difference be-
tween the Ukrainians' two major migrations
Visits to both Catholic and Orthodox
churches show how religion preserves the
to the United States: the first one of the
Of American Women peasant farmers arriving in the late 19th
century, who mostly settled around the
Ukainian traiditions.
There is beautiful film footage of the folk
CLEVELAND, 0.—Mary Popovich, the Ukrainian Bicentennial Committee in mines of upstate Pennsylvania. They largely dances and crafts, embellished by the
project developer for the Greater Cleveland Cleveland. merged into the ethnic mix of America plaintive music of the bandura.
Bicentennial Commission, has recently been She recently was a hostess on two Cleve- forgetting the language of their homeland. "Eye On...A Struggle for Identity" is a
notified that her biographical sketch will land ethnic neighborhood "World in Your The second migration was of political production of the Program Department of
appear in the tenth edition of "Who's Who Own Backyard" tours, showcasing the exiles after World War II who were intent on WCAU-TV: Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, execu-
Of American Women." Ukrainian settlement in Cleveland. tive producer; Erna Akuginow, producer;
keeping up Ukrainian traditions, culture
A native Clevelander born in a family of A widely traveled person, Miss Popovich and language. In addition, they are political- Don Matticks, director; Ed Tycenski, Frank
Ukrainian immigrants, Miss Popovich has made several trips to Ukraine. Presently, ly active, being very concerned with politics Goldstein, Mykola Kulish, cameramen; Bill
holds a Bachelor's degree from the School of she is working on her Master's degree and in Soviet-ruled Ukraine and with American Ludes, sound engineer; Mykola Kulish, film
Journalism (Public Relations) of Kent State enrolled in KSU's educational tour to the foreign policy. editor.
University. At Kent State, she was assistant USSR in December 1976.
editor of the women's society page, and a
member of the women's journalism honor- Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Popovich, are
ary fraternity. founders of both the Organization for the
Miss Popovich is a member of numerous
Ukrainian organizations. She is on the
Rebirth of Ukraine (ODWU) and the
Ukrainian Gold Cross in Cleveland, and Carteret Orthodox Parish
executive board of the Ukrainian Gold active in the Ukrainian community.
Cross, and English secretary of the Cleve-
land UGC branch. The Ukrainian activist is
Miss Popovich, together with her mother,
is a member of UNA Branch 112. For the
To Mark Triple Anniversary
also English secretary of the United Ukrain- past 15 years, her father has been president CARTERET, N.J.—Solemn observance remarks and along with John Lesky, vice-
ian Organizations of Greater Cleveland of Ss. Peter and Paul UNA Branch 102, the of America's Bicentennial, the Centennial of president of the board of trustess and church
Branch of the UCCA, as well as secretary of first and oldest UNA Branch in Ohio. the settlement of the Ukrainian immigrants committee, will act as master of ceremonies.
on the American soil and the 65th jubilee of
the founding of the St. Demetrius Ukrainian Prof. Dimitri Zazworsky and Mrs. Har-
Reunions Are For Reminiscing, Orthodox Cathedral will take place on
Saturday, November 6, with a banquet-
old Luczak are in rharge of the entertain-
ment program which will consist of Ukrain-
dance starting at 5:00 p.m. in the St. ian American songs, Ukrainian folk danc-
Say Kobasniuk Tourists Of 1976 Demetrius Ukrainian Community Center ing, and a few numbers by the St. Demetrius
and on Sunday, November 7, with a Pontifi- junior orchestra.
by Helen Perozak Smindak cal Divine Liturgy starting at 9:30 a.m. in the During the banquet the pioneer founders
KERHONKSON, N.Y.—Excited chatt- tive in New Jersey who emceed proceedings St. Demetrius Cathedral. of the church and the fallen heroes of the
er, delighted cries of recognition, kisses, during dinner, called on the Rev. Myroslaw parish during World War II will be honored
handshakes and bear hugs blended into a An anniversary committee, with Archbi- in a special dedication ceremony.
Myschyshyn of New Haven, Conn, to lead
potpourri of Ukrainian togetherness at shop Mark and the Very Rev. Peter Melech After the banquet, the dance will begin at
the opening prayer.
Soyuzivka last weekend, October 23-24 as as honorary chairmen and Andrew Hedesh, 9:00 p.m. to the tunes of the "Rhythm and
She introduced reunion hosts Mrs. Vera president of the board of trustees and church
alumni of the 1976 Kobasniuk Travel group K. Shumeyko, owner "of Kobasniuk Travel Brass" band.
tours gathered with families and friends for committee as chairman, Charles Stokes as
Inc. and her husband, Tony Shymeyko, co-chairman, have been working diligently
the agency's annual "Tours to Ukraine" Mrs. Liliane Benard of Swissair, her hus- The religious observance will begin on
reunion. for several months in planning for these Sunday with the escorting of Archbishop
band Andre and daughter Elizabeth, and three anniversaries. Also, sub-committees
Almost 300 persons - some from as far other guests and KTI staff members. Mark from his residence to the Cathedral by
away as Florida and Michigan — filled the on the anniversary jubilee book, cultural a procession with church banners, sub-
Mrs. Barbara Bachynsky, Eastern Euro- concert program, dance and refreshments,
Main House and surrounding villas for the pean Division manager, announced that deacons, altar boys and clergy of the New
two-day reunion that has become a tradi- decorating, banquet-dinner, and tickets York-New Jersey Deanery. He will be
Kobasniuk-Travel planned to open its 1977 have been making every effort to see that the
tional weekend at Suzy-Q. season of 18 tours on January 15th with the welcomed at the entrance of the Cathedral
Saturday, guests viewed tour members' observances are disnified. by Mr. Hedesh with bread and salt and by
"Snowflake" tour.
photos and films and relived their visit to Dinnertime entertainment included stroll- the Rev. Melech, assistant pastor, and
Kiev, Lviv, Poltava, Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Neighboring Ukrainian Orthodox parish- Protodeacon Volodymyr Polischuk, with
ing accordionist Tom Shepko of Ruther- es, headed by their pastors, as well as the
Kharkiv, Ternopil and other Ukrainian and ford, N.J. and "The Dancing Sopilka" the cross and holy water.
Eastern European cities. Slides were shown representatives of local municipal and state
Ukrainian folk ensemble of Philadelphia, government, the Democratic and Republi-
by iPetro Bolonny of Mt. Clements, Mich., After the ceremony of the yestment of the
which featured a bilingual program of songs, can parties, U.S. Senate and Congress, and
John Luchechko of Jersey City, Luba Archbishop, the Divine Liturgy will begin
dances and humorous repartee that swirled Ukrainian religious and civic organizations
Maziar of Maplewood, N.J., and Andrew with the St. Demetrius Church choir, under
around singer-guitarist Mamsia Styn. are expected to participate in the celebra-
Farmiga of Clifton, N.J., while a color film direction of Prof. Zazworsky singing the
The "Chervona Kalyna" orchestra, an up- tion. responses. The sermon in Ukrainian and
of Poltava (with narration and music and-coming group of youthful musicians
included) was shown by Mrs. Ulana Babiuk English will be delivered bv Archbishop
making their first appearance at Soyuzivka, Saturday, at the banquet, after welcoming Mark.
of Rochester, N.Y. provided snappy music for dancing under remarks by Mr. Hedesh, Archbishop Mark After the Divine Liturgy, brunch will be
Jbi the evening, tourists, decked out in the direction of Oles Kuzysyn with vocal ivill be the main speaker. Assemblyman
semi-formal dress, continued their remini- served for ail participants in the St. Demetri-
soloist Oksana Tromsa. Thomas J. Deverin wilUpeak on the subject
scences and recollections of meetings with us Center.
Rounding off the weekend were church of the Bicentennial and Dr. Stephen Sivulich
relatives in Ukraine over cocktails and hors services on the estate grounds, walks along On the occasion of these festivities a
of Easton, Pa., vice-president of the Ukrain- jubilee book has been published, which is
d'oe4ivres at the bar and during dinner and sunlit paths and roads lined with crisp ian Orthodox League of the U.S.A.. on the
dancing in the "Veselka" Pavilion. golden leaves, cozy chats around the fire- dedicated to the three anniversaries, to the
centennial of Ukrainian settlement in founders of the church and to the fallen
Marijka Helbig, Kobasniuk representa- place...and more reminiscing. America. Rev. Melech will have the closing heroes of World. War II.

Three Ukrainians Vie For Public Office inian Democrats

(Three Ukrainians Americans are currently in the race for various public offices, both on the Federal and State levels. They are: Stephen
Postupack, candidate for the U.S. Congress from Pennsylvania's sixth Congressional District, Alice Sivulich, candidate for the U.S.
Congress from Pennsylvania's 15th Congressions District, and Borys Antonovych, candidate for the Illinois State Legislature. Below we are
Meet Governor Carter
reprinting their photos and excepts from their platform.) NEW YORK, N.Y.—A delegation of
Ukrainian Democrats, attending a Strategy
of Freedom Conference of the Democratic
Nationalities Council here Wednesday,
October 27, met with Governor Jimmy
Carter at the Statler Hilton Hotel.
The meeting with Gov. Carter, held after
the large garment center rally on Seventh
Avenue and Broadway, was attended by
Joseph Lesawyer, national chairman of the
Ukrainian Division; Walter Bacad, New
York State chairman, Co-Chairmen Walter
Klawsnik, Walter Atlas, and Walter Sta-
siuk; Stanley Zwier, New Jersey State
chairman; Michael Matiash, Newark, chair­
man; Russell Huk, Connecticut State chair­
man, and Stephen Chaikovsky, co-chair­
Mayor Wagner, chairman of the Demo­
cratic Nationalities Council, which is part of
the Democratic National Committee, pre­
sented the Ukrainians to Mr. Carter toget­
her with other nationality representatives.
Alice Sivulich Atty. Borys Antonovych A resolution on freedom and liberation
Stephen Postupack
expressing the position of eastern and
Stephen Postupack, 45, was born in An educator by profession, Alice Sivulich Borys Antonovych is a young Chicago central European delegates, which was
McAdoo Pa., and currently resides in is challenging a 13-year incumbent in her attorney and is campaigning for the second unanimously adopted by the Council plena­
Tamaqua. This is his second bid for the U.S. first bid for the 15th District seat from time for the Illinois State Legislature. Active ry session, was handed to Mr. Carter by
Congress. Mr. Postupack received the Pennsylvania. Mrs. Sivulich is the assistant in the Ukrainian community, Atty. Antono­ Mayor Wagner.
Republican Party nomination and was dean of students 'at Lafayette College, and vych in 1974 joined several Ukrainian The resolution said in part that the
endorsed by the Republican National she decided to run for office because she did youths in a fast in Washington, D.C., during Nationalities Council "endorses Governor
Heritage Groups (Nationalities) Council. not want the incumbent to campaign un­ Valentyn Moroz's hunger strike. Atty. Carter's position that the liberation of the
He is active in the Ukrainian community and opposed. Mrs. Sivulich is active in the Antonovych is campaigning on the Republi­ nations of Eastern and Central Europe
cooperates with many Captive Nations Ukrainian Orthodox League, and is its can Party ticket and was endorsed for should be actively sought, and should be
groups in the State and country. Mr. current president. She feels that the political election by President Gerald Ford. Dr. achieved, by all appropriate and legal
Postupack is also an avid sportsman and system of this country can be functional and Myron Kuropas, Special Assistant to the means."
environmentalist, and has been noted in effective only with participation of the President for Ethnic Affairs, personally After the conference session, the Ukrain­
various federal publications for his work people. She stresses the need for office­ announced the endorsement at a rally last ian group attended the annual dinner of the
and contributions to conservation. He is holders to become realistically aware of and week. He was also endorsed by the three New York County Democratic (Jommittee
married to the former Nancy Yankowicz, concerned about the people of this country. major Chicago dailies, and many of Windy honoring Mr. Carter. Governor Hugh L.
and the couple have seven children, all are She is married to Dr. Stephen Sivulich and City's ethnic leaders. He is a member of Carey and Mayor Abraham D. Beame were
members of the UNA. both are members of UNA Branch 44. UNA Branches 106 and 472. the main speakers.
Mayor Wagner confirmed, in addition to
the above mentioned individuals, the ap­
pointment of the following state chairmen
Sen. Taft Is Supported By Cleveland and co-chairmen in the Ukrainian Division
of the Democratic Nationalities Council:
UCCA In Re-Election Bid Ray Lapica, Esq., California chairman;
Alexander Lysohir, Esq., Indiana chairman;
Joseph Andrews, Pennsylvania chairman,
CLEVELAND, 0.—Sen. Robert O. Taft, was elected member of Congress and served and Edward Popil co-chairman; John
Jr. (R.-Ohio), a long-time friend of the on the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Panchuk, Esq., Michigan chairman, and
Ukrainian people and staunch supporter of Sen. Taft was elected to the Senate in 1970 Victor Borowsky, Esq. co-chairman; Mrs.
the Ukrainian and other captive nations' and has served on the Committees on Christine Lysiak, New York State co-
causes, has been given a strong endorsement Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and chairman; O.W. Kalyna, Esq. Arizona
by the Cleveland chapter of the Ukrainian Labor and Public Welfare. chairman; Michael Yurchison, Esq., Ohio
Congress Committee of America in his bid Serving as an aide to Sen. Taft is Taras chairman; Myron Boluch, Esq., Massachu­
for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Szmagala, a noted Ukrainian civic leader setts chairman, and Joseph Charyna co-
In announcing the endorsement, the and UNA Supreme Advisor. chairman; Julian E. Kulas, Esq., Illinois
UCCA chapter here, headed by Atty. Sen. Taft is married to the former Kathe- State chairman; John Chomko, New Jersey
Bohdan Futey, cited Sen. Taft's genuine rine W. Perry. co-chairman.
interest in the needs and concerns of the
Ukrainian community and his efforts in
behalf of Ukrainian dissidents behind the
Iron Curtain.
Sen. Buckley With Supporters
A proven friend of all captive nations, of
Central and Eastern Europe, Sen. Taft said
he belives that Soviet adventurism must be
resisted if the world is to find true peace. He
supports and encourages the aspirations for
freedom, independence and national self- Sen. Robert O. Taft
determination of all peoples and does not Sen. Taft was first elected to public office
accept foreign domination over any nation. in 1955 when he entered the Ohio House of
On August 22, 1974, Sen. Taft became one Representatives. He served there until 1962,
of the first U.S. legislators to publicly and was for one year (1961) the majority
request the president to intercede on behalf floor leader.
of Valentyn Moroz. In 1963 he was elected for one term as
"I have long supported the administra­ member-at-large from Ohio to the U.S.
tion's policy of improving relations with the House of Representatives, and in 1967 he
Soviet Union. But I have also believed that
we cannot, as a price for improved relations,
be silent about Soviet abuses of basic human Onyshchenko Demoted
rights. The resolution I introduce now is
concerned with such an abuse: the imprison­
ment of Mr. Valentyn Moroz," said Sen.
To Pool Attendant
Taft on the floor of the U.S. Senate. NEW YORK, N.Y.—Borys Onyshchen­
The Ohio Senator also received the ko, the 38-year-old athlete from Kiev, who
Shevchenko Freedom Award January 1974 gained infamy last summer by becoming the
from the UCCA for his persistent appeals on first fencer to be caught cheating in modern
behalf of Ukrainians. Olympics, was demoted to a job as an
' Sen. Taft, 59, was born in Cincinnatti. He assistant director of one of Kiev's municipal
received his Bachelor's degree from Yale swimming pools, reported The New York Area Ukrainian New Yorkers greeted Sen. James I.. Buckley (C-R-N. Y.) and his son, Peter,'.leg.l , а „ Olympic, u.rf a foil ngged wuh . dev.ce kft И nght „ . P e t . r J ^ ^ ^ ' s ^ ^ ^ ^ S Olrirtn. С я Л , u d

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and Pacific theaters from 1942 to 1946. allowed ) compete internationally again

EDITORIALS 108 Youths Win UNA Scholarship Awards

November First JERSEY CITY, N.J.—A record number
Like January 22, 1918, the date of November 1, 1918, is deeply enshrined in the of Ukrainian students received UNA scho­
hearts and minds of all Ukrainians, those who now in the waning years of their lives larships for the 1976-77 academic year in the
program's 13-year history, announced the
still remember these great events, those who have forged their identity and national UNA Supreme Executive Committee.
awareness on the lessons of these events, those who in subsequent years followed in This year's 108 winners were awarded a
the footsteps of their courageous forebears in the struggle for Ukraine's freedom, total of SI5,000 in scholarships, raising the
those of us who now enjoy the blessings of freedom, and those who now suffer the number of recipients in over a decade to 404,
vilest of abuses in Perm and Mordovia for demanding it. and boosting the total allotment to S75,900.
It was on this crisp, somewhat chilly morning that the people of Western The UNA Scholarship Committee ap­
proved the 108 awards ranging from SI00 to
Ukraine, led by the Ukrainian National Rada and by the famed Sich Riflemen, S500, Sunday, May 23, prior to the start of
grasped one of history's most opportune moments to reestablish their claim to the annual meeting of the Supreme Assemb­
freedom and independence. Amid joy and ongoing battles, they proclaimed the ly. The Committee reviewed 149 applica­
establishment of the Western Ukrainian National Republic thus emulating their tions, also a record, for scholarships for this
brothers in eastern Ukraine who had done so ten months earlier. year.
As we observe the November 1 st and the January 22nd anniversaries—and we do Criteria for the awards include financial
so each year in the conviction that these dates represent our people's ever valid need, academic proficiency, course of
studies pursued, and activity in the Ukrain­
claim to independence, one that will ultimately see its consummation—it is perhaps ian community life.
well worth remembering that, apart from the ineradicable legacy they left with us, Twelve students who are not in particular
there is an equally salient lesson that they impart. For with ramparts still bursting in financial need were chosen for honorable
air both governments took immediate steps to unify the two sovereign states and mention because of academic achievements
did so three months later, on January 22, 1919, in what was a salutary and and participation in Ukrainian community
memorable act of union. The desire and the determination of our people to be one is
Preference in the selection was given to Lubko Mudry
well worth recalling today as we observe the November First anniversary. those students who are planning to study
Ukrainian-related subjects—history, politi­
A native of New York, 22-year-old Lubko
UNA'S Select Youth cal science, literature or language.
Students who have been UNA members received his B.S. degree in finance at the
for at least two years are eligible for the New York Univerisity School of Business
In selecting 108 young UNA'ers for its annual scholarship awards, the Ukrainian Administration and is working toward an
National Association has upped its total since the inception of the program 13 years M.B.A. Finance. His career objective is to
Female students again topped the list of
ago to S75,900 allotted solely for scholarships. In doing so the Association has both work as a financial analyst, qualifying as a
scholarship recipients with 57. They also
corporate consultant. Lubko is a graduate of
extended a helping hand to our fine young people pursuing higher education at captured more honorable mention spots
St. George Ukrainian Grammar School and
college and universities and given them recognition for being in the forefront of our with eight. Brooklyn Technical High School. An active
Of all the winners, 57 were members of the member of the Ukrainian community,
community life.
National Honor Society, and 40 graduated Lubko is a member of Plast, SUSTA
This is reflected in the criteria applied in making the selections. Apart from from Saturday Schools of Ukrainian Sub­ Ukrainian Student club at N. Y.U., Ukrain­
academic achievements and financial needs, the factor that weighs heavily is jects. ian Music Institute, "Dumka" Choir, and
involvement in our community life. The reason behind this is the fact that, being a Doctors, engineers, and lawyers lead the the Astoria and Fresh Meadows Ukrainian
unique community in many respects, we not only need highly qualified professional field of professions with 16, 10, and 10, Dance groups.
people, but we need them in our organized life. respectively.
Journalism or communications were In .addition to all these Ukrainian organi­
The 108 young men and women chosen, as well as the 12 who received honorable selected as a career by nine winners. zations Lubko spent many summers as an
mention, were deemed to be deserving of this distinction for their proficiency in Sixty youths listed membership in one or employee at the Soyuzivka estate. A mem­
studies and for their participation in various organizations and activities, as well as more Ukrainian youth or student organiza­ ber of UNA branch 88, he is the recipient of a
S500 scholarship.
in consideration of their financial needs. tions, and all the winners reside in either the
United States or Canada, with я majority,
Beginning with this issue, we are publishing their profiles, In doing so, we extend
72, coming from New Jersey, New York and UNA scholarships have helped many youths
to them our best wishes for continued success in their studies and an equally Pennsylvania. complete their education and assume leader­
continued presence in our ranks. ship roles in Ukrainian community organi­
zations and professional life.
Officially, UNA's scholarship program The breakdown of the 1976-77 awards is
Forget Not Your Own has been in effect for only 13 years, but as follows: one scholarship for S500, one for
periodic awards to needy and able students S400, eight for S300 each, 19 for S200 each,
Now that the eleventh hour is nearing in this year's elections, we have but two date back to the beginning of Soyuz in 1894. and 79 for SI00 each.
reminders for our readers. .
First, we urge all those who are duly registered to avail themselves of their right to
vote on November 2nd. Yes, it is a right and a privilege. Vote as you please, but
Alexander Myshuha:
Second, in line with our policy of long standing, we urge support of our
Ukrainian American candidates. This year, Steve Postupack and Alice Sivulich are Man And Legend
making bids for U.S. Congress from two different districts of Pennsylvania, while by Roman Sawycky
Borys Antonovych is seeking an Illinois Assembly seat. We know there are
Ukrainian voters in the respective areas and they can have an effect on the outcome Western Ukraine, often referred to as initial failure. Heroic tenor M. Menzinsky
of elections. But not when they stay home next Tuesday. Galicia, became in the last century a sort was eminent in Wagnerian parts (Stock­
of a musically "fertile crescent," for it holm Royal Opera) and in songs by the
gave birth to a number of famous Ukrainian composer M. Lysenko. Lyric
Political Fun 1976 musicians. Among them were pianists
Moriz Rosenthal, Mieczyslaw Horszowski,
tenor A. Myshuha was sometimes billed
Filippi-Myshuha in Poland or Western
(The following anecdotes are excerpts from "Republican Humor" edited by Stephen J. and singers Marcella Sembrich and Adam Europe; the stage name was derived from
Skubik and Hal E. Short.) Didur. his father, Philip.
A Texan and a New Yorker were arguing about their states. The New Yorker bragged In the second half of the 19th century Although all three artists emigrated out
about the World Trade Center stating they didn't have anything like that in Texas. The this area also produced exceptional Ukra­ of necessity, they retained benevolent
Texan said, "We have outhouses that big." The New Yorker responded, "You need them." inian singers, but the homeland could do attitudes toward the land of their birth
little to further their careers. Lack of and especially toward the principal city of
Some years ago when John D. Rockefeller died, an old tramp started to cry as he read the established opera theatres and under­ Western Ukraine, Lviv. Bound by foreign
headlines. A bystander said, "Why are you crying? John D. Rockefeller was no relative of developed musical life in general offered contracts they seldom appeared in Lviv,
yous." Whereupon the old tramp stated, "That's what I'm crying about." nothing to a professional musician and this yet their presence was felt in a variety of
ultimately resulted in what was aptly ways. Krushelnytska taught singing in
Mark Evans Austad, U.S. Ambassador to Finland, said he liked the stones of Bishop called a peculiar type of cultural export­ that city, where she settled for her final
Sheehan. He once said a heckler asked him how many animals there were in the Ark. Bishop ing. Promising soloists, their basic educa­ years, while Menzinsky willed his entire
Sheehan, in his own wonderful way, said he would ask Noah when he got to Heaven. The tion completed, left for various West estate to the Shevchenko Scientific So­
heckler replied, "What if he isn't there?" Whereupon Bishop Sheehan answered, "You ask European centers for optimum develop­ ciety there. Of the three, most famous for
him." ment and appreciation of their talent. exceptional generosity, likewise left his
Three soloists initiating this Western entire estate to a Lviv center, the
A well-known government official entered a room in a Washington hotel and began trek were never to be surpassed in overall Lysenko Music Institute.
pacing up and down. When a woman asked what he was doing there, the government official artistic merit, critical acclaim and in As if to reciprocate, musicologists of Lviv
said, "I am going to deliver a speech." popularity by other Ukrainian singers made the first efforts to collect data on
"Do you usually get very nervous before addressing a large audience? "Nervous?" he who followed their path. They were these three singers and publishing houses
replied. "No, I never get nervous." soprano Salomea Krushelnytska, tenors of that city produced books on Myshuha
"In that case," demanded the lady, "what are you doing in the ladies room?" Modest Menzinsky, and Alexander My­ and the others. Despite shortcomings,
shuha, better known in the West as these pioneering projects were welcomed
Alexander Filippi. for their partial ability to reassert the
"Try not to confuse Republicans with Democrats; both of them are confused enough Krushelnytska assumed the title role in
already.": Governor Robert F. Bennet of Kansas. singers' presence in the cultural heritage
Puccini's "Madam Butterfly" in the second of Ukraine and to clarify their identity
production at Bresia in 1904, and assured often confused in Western sources.
There is nothing wrong with a political joke as long as it doesn't get elected.
that opera' continued success ifter its (Continued on page 11)

UNA Scholarship Winners 1976-77


Nestor Blyznak Mary Ann Woss Theodore John Schmahai Anna Lewak
Born and raised in New York City, 20- A graduate of Bloomsburg Stat C -liege, A native of Yonkers, N.Y., 18-year-old Graduating from Wayne State University
year-old Nestor is a senior at New York with a B.S. in speech pathology, Man Ann, Theodore recently graduated from Sacred with a degree in biology and journalism,
University studying biology and psychology 20, will continue her studies to-- :: 3 a Heart High School. While in high school, he Anna achieved a cumulative index of 3.95.
in a pre-medicine curriculum. As an out- Masters in Science in hopes of becc She plans to continue her education in both
standing student, Nestor completed Regis speech therapist. In college, Mary Ann v a was a member of the National Honor
Society and was an active member in fields in hopes of becoming a science writer.
High School after three years. During his member of the Student Speech and Hear - Intramural bowling, football, and hockey Twenty-one-year-old Anna is a member of
three years at NYU, Nestor has been on the Association and an affiliate member of the
Dean's List, is a member of the Honor Plast, local singing and dancing group
Pennsylvania Speech and Hearing Associa- and golf teams. Theodore has been accepted
Society in Biology, and the Premedical tion. Mary Ann was also admitted as a to Manhattan College where he plans to
Honorary Society. A member of Plast and "Echoes of Ukraine" and the Ukrainian
member into Kappa Delta Pi National study bio-chemistry in a pre-medicine Students Democratic Association at the
the Ukrainian Student Club at NYU, Nestor Honor Society in Education. Being a curriculum in hopes of becoming a doctor.
has completed the Ukrainian Cultural University. She has also completed the
member of Ss. Peter and Paul Ukrainian
Courses at Soyuzivka and has received a Catholic Church, Mary Ann became active Currently he is working towards an Emer-
diploma in German which he studied in gency Medical Technician's license. In the Saturday School of Ukrainian Subjects. At
in its religious classes and Blessed Mother's the University, Anna received top honors in
Austria. Son of the Ukrainian studies Ukrainian community, Theodore is a mem-
teacher at St. George's Academy and a Sodality. As a member of the Sodality, she ber of the Ukrainian American Youth all the subjects she had taken. Second time
frequent instructor at the Ukrainian Culture sang in its choir, held various offices and around, Detroit-born Anna is the recipient
Courses at Soyuzivka, Ivan Blyznak, Nestor performed in its Ukrainian Dance group. Association (SUM A) and the SUM A soccer
is the recipient of a S400 scholarship. He is a Mary Ann is the recipient of a S300 scholar- team "Krylati". A member of UNA Branch of a S300 scholarship. She is a member of
member of UNA branch 25. ship and is a member of UNA branch 30. 8, he is the recipient of a S300 scholarship. UNA Branch 110.


Jaroslaw Mychajlenko

Twenty-year-old Jaroslaw is currently

studying for the priesthood in the Ukrainian
Catholic Church at the Seminary of St.

Josaphat in Washington D.C. He is pursu-

ing his course of academic theology at the
Oblate College. Jaroslaw is a graduate of
both St. Basil's Prep School and St. Basil's
College in Stamford, Conn. Born and raised

in Cleveland, O., Jaroslaw has been awarded

a S300 scholarship and is a member of UNA
Branch 364.

Anita Welych

Charles Stek Olha Holoyda Walter Zahorodny Eighteen-year-old Anita is a recent gradu-
A resident of Irvington, N.J., 20-year-old ate of Bishop Luden High School. In the fall
A recent graduate of Rutgers University, Born in Chicago, 111., August 14, 1954, she plans to attend either the School of
22-year-old Charles received his B. A. degree Olha is a recent graduate of the University of Walter is currently a junior at Rutgers
in International Affairs and Eastern Euro- Wisconsin receiving a B.A. degree in pre- University, majoring in psychology. His Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse
pean Studies. Attending Georgetown Uni- law. In the fall, Olha expects to continue her University or Rosary Hill College, where she
versity, School of Foreign Service, Charles goal is to become a psychologist. A graduate will major in art. Art has been a life-long
is continuing his education in preparation studies at the Columbus School of Law, of St. John's Ukrainian Catholic School and interest with Anita. Among her academic
for a career in foreign affairs. His academic Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Irvington High School, Walter is a member achievements are such awards as a Regent's
achievements include being on the Dean's While attending the University of Wiscon- Scholarship, a National Achievement A-
List and a member of Dobro-Slovo, the sin, Olha served as a para-legal counselor for of Plast and the Ukrainian Student Hroma-
Slavic Honor Society. Charles attended the the University and the Legal Aid Society and da at Rutgers University. Walter has also ward in Writing, a National Merit Commen-
Saturday School of Ukrainian Subjects at dation and a Presidential Scholarship from
the Ukrainian Catholic Church where he was also active in the Democratic Club, Ski completed the Saturday School of Ukrain-
Rosary Hill College. Anita was also selected
sings with the choir, and was a member of Club, and Slavic Club. During her high ian Subjects. While in high school, he was a
to Who's Who Among American High
the Ukrainian Students Club at Rutgers. In school days she was active in many clubs and member of several extra-curricular student
School Students and the Society of Distin-
his senior year at Rutgers, Charles was was the recipient of many honors and
activities. Currently Walter is on the Dean's guished American High School Students. A
awarded the Slavic Department prize for
outstanding work in Ukrainian literary awards. A three-time winner of a UNA
List at Rutgers for his excellent work. A member of various clubs at school and UNA
studies. Two-time winner, Charles is the scholarship. Olha has been awarded a S300
member of UNA Branch 322, Walter is the Branch 317, Anita is the recipient of a S300
recipient of a S300 scholarship. He is a scholarship. She is a member of UNA
recipient of a S30U scholarship, scholarship.
member of UNA Branch 168. - branch. 472.

UNA Scholarship Winners 1976-77


Wolodymyr Cybriwsky Mart a Kosarchyn Eugene Gulycz Mary Pawlus

Currently a senior at the University of Born in Salzburg, Austria, 27-year-old A resident of Niagara Falls, Mary recently
A native of Louisville, Ky., Wolodymyr, received her Honor Graduation diploma
20, is currently a junior at Northwestern Illinois, 20-year-old Marta is majoring in Eugene is a 1974 graduate of Central
math and minoring in French. She hopes to Connecticut State College Art Department from A.N. Myer Secondary school. Con­
University studying English and philosophy.
attain a Ph.D. and teach mathematics at the and is presently enrolled, there as a graduate tinuing her studies at Western University,
Upon completing his studies here, he hopes student. While attending graduate courses,
to go to Іамфспоої. A graduate of St. Xavier university level. At Immaculata High Eugene is also teaching art at Oakdale Mary is majoring in English and minoring in
High School, Wolodyrityr was always a top School she was ranked first during all four Elementary school. As an undergraduate psychology. Her career goal is to become a
years and was chosen Illinois State Scholar. student, Eugene took it upon himself to lawyer.
student. Wolodymyr is a graduate of the The native Chicagoan is a member of Plast,
Saturday school of Ukrainian Subjects and organize and head the first Ukrainian Club
a member of Plast. at the College. He also was a key factor in
including Ukrainian history into the Col­ In the Ukrainian community Mary is
Ss. Borys and Hlib Youth Society, Student
Hromada, Ukrainian Music Institute and lege's curriculum. In the Ukrainian com­ active in SUM, the St., Mary's Ukrainian
During his spare time Wolodymyr works the Ukrainian Sports Club "Lions" volley­ munity, Eugene is active in the UNA and is Catholic Church and the "Homin" choir.
at the University Library where he can earn ball team. Four-time winner of a UNA currently the president of the Ukrainian Also a graduate of the Saturday School of
some money and at the same time have the Congress Committee of America, Colches­
chance to broaden his knowledge in English. scholarship, Marta has been awarded the ter Branch. A recipient of a S200 scholar­ Ukrainian Subjects, Mary is the recipient of
A recipient of a S200fsi?holarship, he is a sum of S200 to continue her studies. She is a ship, Eugene is a member of UNA Branch a S200 scholarship. She is member of UNA
member of UNA Branch. member of UNA Branch 463. 101. Branch 454.

Borys Loza Deborah A. Zerba Orest Bartoszyk Adrianna Luckyj

A resident of Cheektowaga, N.Y., Borys Born in Minersville, Pa., November 30, Currently residing in Newark, N.J., 23- Nineteen-year-old Adrianna was born in
was born February 23, 1957 in Buffalo, N. Y. 1958, Deborah is a recent graduate of the year-old Orest has completed his first year of Washington, D.C. She is currently attending
A sophomore at the State University of New Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary High medical studies at the College of Medicine George Washington University where she is
York at Buffalo, Borys is majoring in School. Combining curricular with extra­ and Dentistry of New Jersey. Orest gradu­ studying civil engineering in hopes of going
biology in hopes of going into the medical curricular activities, Deborah graduated ated from Rutgers University with a B.A. into that field. During her years at Lexing­
profession. Borys graduated Cleveland Hill with honors and was a member of the degree in biology, where he was a member of ton High School she was active in the French
National Honor Society. Her extra-curricu­ the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society and the Latin and Art Clubs and was on the staff of
High School and the Saturday School of lar activities included being a member of the the Literary magazine. She graduated from
Ukrainian Subjects. Among his academic French Club, Social Studies Club, Math Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society. He high school in her junior year. Adrianna is a
achievements, Borys was a winner of the Club, National Math Honor Society and also completed the Saturday School of graduate of the Saturday School of Ukrain­
New York State Regents Scholarship. An editor of her school's newspaper "Skyline". Ukrainian Subjects and is active in Plast and ian Subjects and a member of the Washing­
active participant in'the Ukrainian com­ the Ukrainian Student Hromada. Orest is a ton Ukrainian Music Institute where she
munity, Borys is a member of Plast, and the In the Ukrainian community, Deborah is a graduate of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian learned to play on the piano.
Organization of Ukrainian Students in member of the St. Nicholas Junior Sodality Catholic School in Newark and Seton Hall
Buffalo. A member of UNA Branch 360 and and the church choir. Deborah has been Prep School. A previous scholarship winner A member of Plast and Student Hromada
a two time winner, Borys is the recipient of a awarded a S200 scholarship to continue her and a member of UNA Branch 76, Orest is Adrianna is the recipient of a S200 scholar­
S200 scholarship. studies. She is a member of UNA Branch 78. the recipient of S200 scholarship. ship and belongs to UNA Branch 15.

UNA Scholarship Winners 1976-77

Jurij Holinej Irene Pelech Andrew Cehelsky Christine Charysh

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 17, .Considered by her professors as one of the Born March 22, 1954, Andrew graduated Eighteen-year-old Christine is a recent
1957, Jurij is currently a resident of Philadel­ most talented pianists in the school, Irene is from Rochester's Aquinas Institute in 1972 graduate of Downers Grove Community
phia, Pa. Jurij has just completed his first currently a junior at Temple University and is presently in his last year of studies at High School where she was the salutatorian
year at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy majoring in music, specializing in piano. Cornell University, School of Architecture. for her graduating class. A freshman at the
Playing the piano | | | c e she was seven years He completed the Saturday School of University of Illinois, she plan?j to study
and Science where he is studying pharmoco- old, Irene has accumulated many awards, Ukrainian Subjects with excellent results biology in a pre-medicine curriculum.
logy. Already his academic achievements and honors. After completing her Bachelor and is an active member in Plast and During her years at high school, Christine
include being on the Dean's List for out­ of Music she hopes to go on toward a SUSTA. Andrew plays violin and guitar, accumulated three varsity letter, two in
standing scholastic work. Jurij has complet­ and is well known as a performer with the volleyball and one in tennis. Her list of
ed the Saturday School of Ukrainian Masters and one day become a concert "Cheremosh" Dance Ensemble. At Cornell, extracurricular activities is long, she was a
Subjects and is a member of SUMA and its pianist and a professor of music. Mary is he organized a Ukrainian dancing group and member of the National Honor Society,
local dancing group "Cheremosh". He also active in the Ukrainian community and is a was the president of the Student Hromada. student government, yearbook staff; among
teaches folk dancing to a group in Millville, member of Plast, and the local Ukrainian He also appeared with the Strockyj brothers others.
Student Hromada. She is also a graduate of at Radio City Music Hall. A four-time Christine is active in Plast and has
N.J. Along with his major, Jurij is minoring the Ukrainian Music Institute and the winner of a UNA scholarship, Andrew has graduated the Saturday School of Ukrain­
in mathematics. A member of UNA Branch Saturday School of Ukrainian Subjects. A been awarded the sum of S200 to continue ian Subjects. A member of UNA Branch
83 and a previous scholarship winner, he is member of UNA Branch 371, Irene is the his studies. He is a member of UNA Branch 221, Christine is the recipient of a S200
the recipient of a S200 scholarship. recipient of a S200 scholarship. 217. scholarship.

Oleh Denysyk Vera Osidacz John Jaremko Lesia Zarwarnyckyj

A resident of Buffalo all his life, John Born and bred in Youngstown, Ohio, 19-
A native of New York City, Oleh, 23, Born in Oldham, England, November 18,
completed his first year at State University year-old Lesia is currently a sophomore" at
completed his first year of pharmaceutical 1950 Vera recently received her Bachelor of
of New York at Buffalo majoring in engine­ Youngstown State University majoring in
studies at Brooklyn College of Pharmacy of Social Work from McGill University.
ering. While at Canisius High School, he business administration. Upon graduating,
Long Island University, where he has been she hopes to work for the government.
Currently she is enrolled in the Masters was a top honor student and was a member
program for Social work at McGill Univer­ Graduating Chaney High School with the Щ
placed on the Dean's List for his academic highest honors, Lesia was a member of the
achievement. A graduate of New York sity. Upon completion of her Masters, Vera of the Astronomy, Ski, and Chess Clubs and
plans to become a social worker. Vera also was the president of the Ukrainian Student National Honor Society and was the reci­
University, Oleh majored in biology and was pient of many other awards in her field. An
a member of the Ukrainian Student Club at graduated from a three-year technical social Union. A graduate of the Saturday School
aide course with a social counseling diploma of Ukrainian Subjects he is also a member of active participant of the local Ukrainian
the university. In the Ukrainian community, community, Lesia is a member of SUMA
he is a member of Pla^fbd the New York from Dawson College. In the Ukrainian the local Plast branch where he serves as
community, Vera is active in Ukrainian sports director. His abilities do not end there and is presently secretary of the Mahoning
Youth Association (SUM), and is a member Valley Ukrainian Bicentennial Committee.
Ukrainian Soccer Club. Currently Oleh is Lesia also sings with the Holy Trinity
working part time in a pharmacy which gives of a local Ukrainian band. She also complet­ for he plays the violin and was a member of
ed the Saturday School of Ukrainian the All-City orchestra in his younger years. Ukrainian Catholic Church Choir. She is a
him an insight into what pharmacology is all member of UNA Branch 274 and has been
about. A member of UNA Branch 204, Oleh Subjects. A member of UNA Branch 465, John is the recipient of a S200 scholarship
Vera is the recipient of a S200 scholarship. and is a member of UNa Branch 304. awarded a S200 scholarship.
is the recipient of a S200 scholarship.

UNA Scholarship Winners 1976-77


Walter Clebowicz Roman Moczula Larysa Stasiw Myra Lewycky

A native of New Britain, Conn., 24-year- Nineteen-year-old Roman is currently a Working toward her Masters degree in A future pharmicist, Myra is a freshman
old Walter graduated cum laude from sophomore at County College of Morris teaching, 23-year-old Larysa hopes to
Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, at Rutgers College of Pharmacy. She
where he is studying Electronics engineer­ become a teacher in a Ukrainian school.
Pa., and has recently completed his last year graduated Columbia High School with
ing. After receiving his associate degree he Herself, a graduate of the Immaculate
as a scholarship student at the University of hopes to attend the New Jersey Institute of honors and was very active in many of the
Conception Ukrainian Elementary and school's clubs, among them the Ukrainian
Connecticut Law School. In the fall, Walter Technology where he plans to finish his High School, Larysa became interested in
plans to enter the University of Connecticut studies and eventually receive his Masters in Club, the school literary magazine, and the
music and is eager to teach music. She is a art committee of the yearbook. She also
School of Business Administration where he Engineering. In the Ukrainian community member of the Ukrainian Music Institute in
hopes to attain an M.B.A. degree. In the Roman is a member of Plast where he is a served as a volunteer teacher in elementary
Detroit and the local Ukrainian Folk Dance school, teaching Spanish. In her free time
future he hopes to go into corporate law. counselor, the Chornomorska Sitch Sports Ensemble "Echoes of Ukraine" as well as the
Walter is well known in his community by she likes to paint, play tennis, music and run
Ukrainian sports club and the Student track. In the Ukrainian community she is an
both Ukrainians and Americans as the first Club and the Ukrainian Institute of Music. organization. At Wayne State University
Ukrainian to be elected to the New Britain active member in Plast, where she is a junior
Roman's interests in electronics began at an where she completed her undergraduate counselor. Myra has also graduated from
City Council. As a member of the City early age which is apparent in fact that he studies she is now completing her masters,
Council, he has made special offers to assist the Saturday School of Ukrainian Subjects
has receive awards for his skill. While at Larysa is a member of the Ukrainian with excellent results. Musically inclined
the Ukrainians in their various problems Clifton Senior High School Roman received Student Club. As an undergraduate music
with City Hall. A member of the American- Myra plays the accordion since she was
an award for Outstanding Student Achieve­ major she sang with the Symphonic choir
Ukrainian Citizens Club and UNA Branch seven years old. Born in New York City and
ment in Electronics. A member of UNA performing with the Detroit Symphony
254, Walter is the recipient of a S200 now residing in Maplewood, N.J., Myra is
Branch 182 Roman is the recipient of a S100 orchestra. A member of UNA Branch 174,
scholarship. the recipient of a SI00 scholarship. She is a
scholarship. Larysa is the recipient of a S100 scholarship. member of UNA Branch 371.

Peter Galadza
Twenty-one-year-old Peter of Ambridge,
Pa., is currently a visiting senior at the
University of Toronto majoring in philoso­
phy and minoring in religious studies. Peter
plans to become either a professor or go into
the priesthood. His first three years after
high school were spent at McGill University,
where he was a member of the local Ukrain­
ian discussion group "Klub dumayty".
Currently Peter is a member and resident of
the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Institute, and a
member of the St. Nicholas Church choir.
While in Toronto, Peter has become active
in the Desna Folk ensemble. He is also a
member of the Ukrainian Canadian Stud­
ents Union (SUSK). A former employee of
Soyuzivka, Peter is the recipient of a S200
scholarship. He is a member of UNA Branch

Nickolas Fursik Christine Slovik Sonia Katherine Sydorowicz

A рге-dentistry student at Rutgers Uni­ A resident of McAdoo, Pa., Christine was Born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y. Sonia,
Roman Pyndus versity, Nickolas is in his second year of born October 12, 1956 in Hazleton, Pa. and 18, is currently a freshman at the State
A native of Newark, N.J. Roman is a studies. Born in Irvington, N.J., September is currently a junior at the University of University in Buffalo where she is majoring
jun :
at Union College in Cranford, N.J. 3, 1957 and currently residing in Howell, Scranton studying business administration in art. She would like to go into the field of
Mr ing in physics, he hopes to make N.J. Nickolas graduated Howell High and accounting. In the future she hopes to go commercial art when she completes her
егк- \^ring his career. Roman is a graduate School in June 1975 where she was active in on towards her masters in marcketing. studies. Sonia graduated from McKinley
of .m Hall Prep School and the Saturday the school chess club and the hunting and Christine graduated Marian High School High School with a diploma in advertising
Sc ; of Ukrainian Subjects. He has been a where she was a member of the National art. Artistically inclined, Sonia is an expert
me or of Plast since his childhood and is fishing club. He has been studying piano for Honor Society. Musically inclined Chris­ at "pysanky" decorating. She is a member of
асі v involved in its Newark branch and nine years and played the clarinet for the tines to plays many instruments, namely,
school band. Once an altar boy, Nickolas piano, accordion, trumpet and coronet!
its inter camps. Roman's interest in the St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church
now sings in the church choir. Nickolas is
sp/ s reflected through his membership also a member of ODUM where he holds the where she dances with the local dancing
in Sports Club "Chornomorska Sitch". Christine is a member of the local dancing group. Sonia is also a member of the
position of a counselor. At Rutgers he is a group at St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic
as College he participates in the member of the Rutgers Ukrainian Students church's American Carpatho - Russian
Uk Jan student hromada. A recipient of a Church, where she is also in the church Youth Club where she was chosen their
Club. A member of UNA Branch 14 and senior and junior choir. A member of UNA
S2C jcholarship Roman is a member of second time around, Nickolas is the recipi­ "Junior Miss" at their annual convention.
UNA Branch 214. Branch 7 and second time around, Christine Sonia is the recipient of a S100 scholarship
ent of a S100 scholarship. . "is. the recipient'of a S1-00 scholarship. and is a member of UNA Branch 299.

UNWLA Membership Drive

Letter To A Friend
by Helen S. Prociuk
(The month of October was the Ukrainian National Women's Legaueof America membership drive. I have received many letters from
women asking me about the UNWLA. lam unable to answer all letters due to work overload and, therefore, decided to write an "open letter"
for all to read. While the letter is addressed to my young friend, women of all ages may find answer to iheir questions and all are welcome to
join the UNWLA).
Dear Marusia: needs some clear-cut ideals to lean on in use sources and search out material which life interesting and productive. The days of
Thank you for your letter. It was a great times of stress. The Soyuz Ukrainok is a big otherwise would remain unknown to me and sorrow may come — I hope to find support
pleasure for me to learn that Ivanko gradu­ organization and it is engaged in many to others. (Have you ever thought of the fact from my fellow members.
ated from nursery school and is now doing interesting activities. In the UNWLA, that we are becoming a nation of educated
fine in the first grade. You also write that indeed, I have met many women of various illiterates? We read so little and write even I could write volumes on the benefits of
your husband got a nice promotion. Good ages, from various walks of life, of various less). belonging to UNWLA. You may benefit
for him. religious and political background. In the Speaking of learnings. When I came to the from membership in the organization in
In your letter you are telling me you are long run this added a lot of color to my life States, I nursed a vague idea of returning to some other way and learn some other things.
pondering whether or not to join a women's and sharpened my perception. school to earn a Master's degree. However, One learns what one wants to learn. My
organization, you express some hesitations While the program centers around cultur­ were it not for my "Soyuz Ukrainok" co- answer to you, dear Marusia, in Join
and you ask my advice. I'll try to answer al and educational activities, the UNWLA member, Nusia, who at that time studied UNWLA. There is a lot of work, but there is
your questions: these being rather personal, fans out into many, many other. There are hard to get a high school equivalency a lot of fun, too.
my answeres will be personal, too. branches that concentrate on social events diploma, I might have been pondering the
I believe you have reached the stage when — they do a good job arranging functions matter until now. It was she who inspired In our organization there is always room
after settling down, you wish to renew your for their members, or the entire organiza­ me. Now, I am glad for having met her in the for improvement and for new ideas. We need
community ties. Being a mature 26 and no tions; they have a fantastic ability of raising organization. I received my degree. Now I your help everywhere: at present we opened
longer a youngster, you look for a group funds "on the spot," thus supporting them­ have a responsible and interesting job. a Ukrainian Museum; we are helping
which will afford an opportunity for self- selves and many of the valuable Soyuz At times, I think, whether I would have students in Brazil; we are sending our
fulfillment and in which you will find an Ukrainok projects. been able to hold my job if I did not receive women to international conferences; we are
outlet for your creative ideas. Other branches specialize in work with practical experience in the organization. I active in the Women's Decade sponsored by
We have quite a few Ukrainian women's children, still others in lectures, or in social gained it in the area of planning, budgeting, the International Women's Year Comis-
organization—they all are valuable and do work, etc. We have branches that esta- managing and above all, in handling of and sion
. , in. Washington, D.C. We do not
, „work in
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good work. I am a member of the UNWLA Wished choirs, or embroidery groups, or d e a l i n g w i t h people and assuming responsi- l s o lf t l o n . 7 F^WLA belongs to the Nation,
and, of course, suggest that you join the dancing groups, or book clubs. However, bilities. Believe me, at times it is much harder al Council of Women in the US A and also to
"Soyuz Ukrainok Ameryky." Let me tell you apart from their pet projects, all branches t o WO rk for a voluntary organization than in the World Federation of Ukrainian Wo­
why I joined the "Soyuz Ukrainok" and follow the main goal of keeping women of a business, men's Organizations through which it
what it did for me. Ukrainian descent together, to cultivate Often, young women ask me how to get maintains contacts with other Ukrainian
As you know I came to the U.S.A. from Ukrainian traditions, Ukrainian language j n t 0 politics, what to study. My answer
Australia where I was, if not a "mother and culture and to pass them on to their remains the same: study whatever is appro- women's organizations in ten countries on
founder" then at least one of the first families and children, thus enriching the p r i a t e and by all means work in women's four continents and, in general, with the
members of the Ukrainian Women's Asso- community they live in. organization and get involve. women's movement in the world. So, come
ciation of Australia. Also I was a member of All this, however, does not mean we j J^^QW you would appreciate my advice o n over!
few Australian women's organization. follow traditions blindly. We follow the o n t h e subject of business experience for I n o P e У ои don't m m d т У being personal.
Upon coming to the States, I looked example of the good housewife who would, y o u too, will be probably thinking of going I wrote how I felt. Call me at (212) 533-4646.
ound ffor a suitable group to join. I spoke as shee goes along, weed
v out obsolete or worn Ьяс і tto
back ' h o o k a and,
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to American women but soon realized that out clothing, but preserve the precious and work. By the way, did you know that some Stay well,
the Americans I spoke to were Poles, use the usable. The same is true of our employers consider community work as part Ella
Italians, Russians, Swedes or the like. Some traditions. of work experience?
of the American women's organizations But, enough of theorizing. Let me tell you Sometimes I think about my future. One P.S. In the meatime subscribe to "Our
were totally dominated by one or another what "Soyuz Ukrainok" did for me per­ day I will retire from my job. Health Life" magazine. It is a bilingual magazine
ethnic group...Hence, I quickly realized that sonally. permitting, I will find enough work in that will help you get acquainted with the
I can just as well join a Ukrainian women's First, I learned a greag deal more than I UNWLA to keep me busy and to keep my work and world of "Soyuz Ukrainok."
organization. I looked for an independent knew about our traditions and customs. I
group with varied interests and interesting improved and polished my English and
In line with our desire to offer diversified materialfor our readers and to provide a forum
membership. I found "Soyuz Ukrainok." Ukrainian languages. (It may come as a for young Ukrainian writers, we plan to start a literary page in the near future. We urge
It is a non-sectarian, non-political, char­ surprise to you that I was brought up in a young people who write prose or poetry, either in Ukrainian or in English, do literary
tered organization built on strong Christian foreign country. I am now able to even write translations or draw cartoons, to submit their work for publication on the planned page.
principles and also it has clear, national articles in both languages. My involvement Material should be sent to: The Ukrainian Weekly, cjo Andriy Chirovsky, 30 Montgomery
goals. These I do appreciate more now than in the UNWLA compel me to read a variety Street, Jersey City, N.J. 07303. Mr. Chirovsky can be contacted by telephone at (201) 763-
when I first joined the organization, some 20 of literature - magazines, newspapers, 5393-Ed.
years ago. In the present day turmoil, one books. Knowing both languages I am able to

10th Myshuha sang the part of Edgar in ance can be considered a real masterpiece of
Alexander MyshuhcL.. "Lucia" and on the following day "Neues
Wiener Tagblatt" noted with surprise an
belcanto." In Prague, Myshuha also appear­
ed as Manrico in "Trovatore" and as Don
(Continued from page 6) unprecedented phenomenon the night be­ Jose in "Carmen" with similar success.
In 1912, the now aging singer was invited fore at the Imperial Opera - applause "Narodny Listy" of July 16,1887, noted that
These confusions came about when the
to sing at the 700th performance of Mo- before an open curtain. The singer became a general critical opinion put Myshuha on par
artists became closely associated with the
niuszko's "Halka" at the theater where his sensation and all seats were sold out. The with the greatest singers of all time.
musical life in Poland, Italy, or Germany
performance of the part of Jontek was influencial critic Edward Hanslick wrote in In the period from 1885 to 1905 Myshuha
and their own origin became somewhat
considered ideal. "Neue Freie Presse" on March 17,1885, that appeared in many opera houses of Europe
obscured, even redundant, for reviewers opposite Battistini, Bellincioni, Boronat,
or later biographers. Myshuha and Kru- Here Myshuha enjoyed not only excep­ "Myshuha captivated his audience with the
tional audience approval but also critical sweetness of voice, filled with wondrous Krushelnytska, Lilli Lehmann and others.
shelnytska, for example, were often There is much material extant on his St.
depicted in press notices as Poles. At the adulation and here both fans and reviewers purity of sound and also with his tasteful
put him on par with Caruso and Battistini. delivery...the part of the Duke in "Rigo- Petersburg, Kiev and Lviv performances.
same time, however, they and Menzinsky He is believed to have toured London, Paris,
Critic Josef Reiss claimed Myshuha was letto" is his best and deserving entirely of the
were regarded by their own countrymen Rome and Berlin but the documetation on
unsurpassed in his interpretations of Mo- tumultuous applause received."
as exemplary Ukrainian patriots. these tours has not been made available.
niuszko's opera. In all, Myshuha sang nine leading roles in
Life and Career Highlights Myshuha's successes in central Europe Vienna. His success there may be demon­ Myshuha chose his repertory from the
included Vienna and Prague. In February strated by the fact that the directors of the lyrico-dramatic genre and was most success­
Lyric tenor Alexander Myshuha was born Imperial Opera permitted him to sing in ful in the parts of Jontek ("Halka"). Lensky,
on June 19, 1853, in Novyi Vytkiv, Western 1885 he guested at the Vienna Imperial
Opera in leading parts "Favorita," "Rigo- Italian after his initial appearances. (Ger­ Canio, Faust, Cavaradossi, Romeo, Fer­
Ukraine, and studied with Walerian Wysoc- man was at the time the official language of nando, Turiddu, and Werther.
ki (teacher of S. Krushelnytska, A. Didur, letto" and "Lucia di Lammermoor." His first
appearance as Fernando in "Favorita" was that opear house.) Until that time only Leoncavallo heard Myshuha's Canio in
Josef Mann, Eugenia Strassern) at the Lviv Adelina Patti was granted a similar gesture.
Conservatory, later supplementing his on February 5th. Up to that time Myshuha his own "Pagliacci" as performed on Sep­
training in Nice and Milan. Like the other sang in Italian, Polish and Ukrainian, but in Continuous Fame tember 20th, 1892, in Milan at the season's
Ukrainian singers, he enjoyed a long and Vienna he was required to perform in opening and presented the tenor with the
German. The press had reservations as to his Bound by contract with the Warsaw score of the opera complete with an inscrip­
impressive career. Myshuha made his debut
accent but otherwise the reviews were Opera, Myshuha still made guest appear­ tion describing his own "boundless satisfac­
in Lviv, 1880, when he appeared in Moniusz-
excellent. ances elsewhere for he seemed to be continu­ tion with Myshuha's magical singing."
ko's "Haunted Manor." In 1883 he appeared
successfully at the Forli Theatre, Italy, in "Neues Wiener Tablatt" of February 6th ously in demand. In the 1880's he managed In later years Myshuha taught voice at the
spoke highly of the tenor's supple and also to get away to Paris and study with the Lysenko Musical-Drama School in Kiev
Flotow's "Marta." The press was enthusias­
resonant voice, while "Neue Freie Presse" celebrated Italian singer Giovanni Sbriglia. (1904-11), also opened classes in Warsaw's
tic, and Myshuha continued touring the
(same date) noted the sweetness of tone In 1887 Myshuha sang at the Prague Fr. Chopin Advanced Music School (1911-
country appearing at Milan, Turin, Nice and
adding that "his singing showed excellent Opera and his success there may have 14), and in Stockholm. Some of his students
Florence with both popular and critical
Italian training by which Myshuha could surpassed his reception in Vienna. "Prager claimed their teacher's voice remained
acclaim. virtually unchanged in later years but this is
In 1883-84 he was back in Lviv with a deliver all the fine lyric parts with taste and Abendblatt" of July 14, 1887, described his
feeling." performance thus: "Myshuha appeared as disputed. There is evidence that Myshuha
contract at the Polish opera house there and sang in concert with some success even after
in 1884 started his extremely successful (This and the following quotations are Faust (Gounod) and demonstrated his
from the Kiev 1971 collection about Myshu­ facility especially in the aria in the garden. World War I. His last performance was in
appearances at the Warsaw Grand Theater Freiburg, Germany, on November 2, 1921,
as first tenor. His regular Warsaw appear­ ha, discussed later.) This wonderful singer put everything into
Another paper, "Wiener Abenpost" the part and showed such a span of nuance about four months before his death there.
ances lasted untif 1892 and after that year he
suggested renewing the opera's repertory and such accomplished use of his wondrous
was to return to the Grand Theatre many (To be continued)
with Myshuha as first tenor. On February schooling and artistic taste that his appear­
times as guest artist.
T H E U K R A I N I A N WEEKLY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3 1 , 1976 No. 210

Women Share Culture With Syracuse Residents Gold CfOSS Raises

SYRACUSE, N.U.—Styles may come
and styles may go, whipped by the whims
Funds For Museum
of capricious fashion designers and fabric CLEVELAND, O . - T h e Olena Teliha
houses. Ukrainian Gold Cross Branch 8 in Cleve­
But one group has managed to follow its land, hosted a group of visitors on
own cultural sense of fashion for almost Wednesday, October 13, as part of a
2,000 years, while keeping its hemlines fund-raising drive for the Cleveland
constant and its. genders intact. Health Museum.
Members of the Women's Association for The "Ukrainian Culture Tour in Cleve­
the Defense of Four Freedom of Ukraine land" was highlighted with a tour through
showed clothing of exquisite materials: an area of the first Ukrainian settlement
Deep, rich furs, wispy lace, delicate silver in Cleveland, and then proceeded by
and gold embroidered thread, rich silks, Parma where the group visited St.
brocades, velvet and intricate, painstaking Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church Rev.
handworked designs. Leo Tymkiw, pastor, and St. Vladimir's
Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Rev. Step­
It was part of a fashion show Saturday,
hen Hankewich, pastor.
October 16, beginning at 8 p.m., in the
Both priests briefly outlined the early
Ukrainian National Home, the first time
history of their respective parishes and
such an affair featuring historical dress
explained the meaning of the beautiful
has been sponsored by Ukrainian women.
mosaics and iconostases found in both
The show reflected months and years of
shrines Fr. Hankewich showed his beauti­
work by a group of Syracuse women who
fully embroidered vestments whose ex­
have fabricated a collection of Ukrainian
quisite workmanship astonished all pre­
costumes featuring finely worked details
handed down from generation to genera­
tion. On the bus, Marusia Popovich, Ukrain­
It's doubtful the haute couturiers of the ian-attired hostess of the tour, narrated
top fashion houses in Paris could come up the history and background of the first
with anything like it, wrote Paul Walker Ukrainian settlements in the United
in the September 26th edition of Syra­ States and in Cleveland. In addition, she
cuse's Herald-American Empire maga­ taught the group to sing two Ukrainian
zine. folk songs.
The article was accompanied by 11 At St. Josaphat's cafeteria, Sister
black and white photos and one color Celine, principal of St. Josaphat Ukrain­
cover shot. ian Catholic School, presented a short
The handiwork of these women - who program with the school children perform­
Members of the Syracuse branch of the Women's Association for the Defense of Four ing a Ukrainian folk dance and singing two
spend many evenings sewing by machine Freedoms of Ukraine place the final stitches on the historical Ukrainian costumes. Seated,
and more so by hand - is not just Ukrainian songs.
left to right, are Mesdames Maria Karpysyn, Jane Lucyszyn, Maryanne Nowyj and Klara After the program, the Gold Cross
hemming, basting, and tacking. They Szpiczka.
practice a Ukrainian form of embroidery ladies, with Mrs. Katherine Kastranec as
(Photo courtesy of the Syracuse Herald-American) "hospodynia," served a typical Ukrainian
which produces some of the most beautiful
and intricate designs ever worked on a material and the intricacy of design. Department. They presented a represent­ dinner, consisting of borshch, varenyky,
piece of plain material. "Our embroidery is a combination of ative of the State Department wth a holubtsi, Ukrainian bread, and tortes. Two
After they go to work on a garment, the gay colors and historical significance. We bound volume of 6,000 signatures petition­ tortes were prepared by Mrs. Wolodymyra
value may increase by hundreds of dollars use certain colors for Easter, Christmas, ing the U.S. government to intervene on Kawka and Mrs. Anna Krawchuk.
should they decide to sell it. and other special occasions," said Maria, behalf of the many political prisoners in Mrs. Anna Onizchak demonstrated the
While traditions and skills practiced by who explained that the clothing in the Ukraine. art of decorating Ukrainian "pysanky."
other cultures may have disappeared, the show wHl feature traditional designs that More than 27 chapters of the organiza­ Miss Popovich had a display of Ukrainian
work of the Ukrainian seamtresses is still members of the Women's Association tion collected the signatures in six books, literature, embroideries and wood-
as evident and as skillful as it ever was. learned while in Ukraine. months, and with the help of Congress­ carvings. Background material on Ukrain­
Their collection of clothing worn by "We have about 50 members who help men James Hanley (D-32) and William ians was also distributed to all tour
Ukrainian women as long as the third the young girls learn embroidery, baking Walsh (R-33), the volume of signatures participants.
century is probably one of the most and decorating Easter eggs," said Maria. was placed in the Congressional Library. The Rudenskyj Gift Shop and "Bazar"
beautiful ever seen by Central New "We teach them useful things to keep "There are more than 47 million people were also visited, where many of the
Yorkers. them busy. in my country who have to keep quiet. visitors purchased "pysanky" and other
"One hundred years ago, the first "Ukraine is the 'breadbasket of Europe' This country allows us the freedom that artifacts as souvenirs of the tour. Mr.
Ukrainian pioneers came to this country. because it has the richest land. Our we couldn't have in our own country," she Rudenskyj had a very fine display of
We believe it is appropriate in the history goes very far back and we are said. "pysanky," embroideries and Hutsul
Bicentennial year to show this country displaying costumes as far back as the "We try to keep up the traditions and woodcarvings in his shop.
what we have done, too," said Maria third century. still be a part of this country, too. For The Gold Cross members received
Karpyszyn, coordinator of the Women's "We want to show the American people instance, we traditionally celebrate many compliments for the delicious meal
Association - Syracuse Chapter. how long ago we had our history and Christmas on January 7, as we celebrated prepared. Many phone calls were also
Mrs. Karpyszyn (who prefers to be culture. Everything is denied in our in Ukraine. But because we want to received from the participants of the tour,
called Maria) is also vice-president of the country and we see it as our duty to show coordinate our celebration with the Ame­ requesting information as to where Ukra­
Bicentennial Committee. where we came from." rican Christmas, we celebrate it on inian food could be purchased.
"Because of the deprivation of the Last March, Ukrainian Women's Associa­ December 25. In imparting warm farewells, the group
Ukrainian people under Communist rule tion chapters from all over the nation "Ukrainian people have a proud history reassure Miss Popovich that they would
- tney cannot express themselves - we traveled to the White House and the State and we want to share it." never again refer to Ukrainians as Russians.
do г:ч, want to lose our identity, so we've
dec і led to show our culture and history to
the American people," she said.
E?ch year, a mother makes for herself and
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for vrst blouse/ 'best dress,' and 'best men's
attiic or shirt.'
"Sut this is the first time we've done
Ukrainian National Women's
League of America Inc.
his "teal dress. We've spent many even­
ing awing, doing fine needlework and
'hi — our cros-stitch embroidery," she
sa Maria searched for many of the outfits
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Long Island Artist's Work To Rev. Henry Sagan, Bayonne Pastor, Dies
BAYONNE, N.J.—The Rev. Henry Sa­
Appear In Bicentennial Exhibit gan, pastor of the Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church,
NEW YORK, N.Y.—The illustrations of One is an illustration of Johnny Apple- here died Sunday, October 24, at the
James Lewicki, artist-illustrator of Center- seed from a series on American Folklore Bayonne Hospital. He was 49 years old.
port, N. Y., have been selected to appear in a which appeared in "LifeWgazine in 1960. Born in Hartford, Conn., Fr. Sagan was
Bicentennial exhibition sponsored by the Another is the Blacksmith of Brandywine, ordained into priesthood on June 8, 1953, by
Society of Illustrators and entitled "200 also from "Life." Both illustrations are a the late Metropolitan Constantine Boha-
Years of American Illustration". part of over 100 illustrations created for a chevsky. He was the former curate at Ss.
Over 9,000 illustrations of the works of five-part "Life" series in 1959-60 and which Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
artists of the last 200 years were submitted later were published as a book, "A Treasury in Jersey City, N.J., and was assigned to the
for consideration, of which approximately Of American Folklore." The series and book Bayonne parish some two months ago after
1,200 have been carefully selected out often were created and produced by the artist with the demise of the late Rev. Vladimir Levitz-
screening sessions with the aid of approxim­ the assistance of his artist-wife, Lillian, who ky. He was also former editor of "The Way"
ately 150 art collectors, illustrators, editors, did much of the research, modeling and Ukrainian Catholic Weekly.
art directors and artists' representatives varied duties which helped in the execution A kind and extremely polite man, Fr.
serving on committees. A book of the of the commission that took five years to Sagan tendered to his pastoral duties with
exhibit is also being prepared. Biographical complete. devotion and understanding. Fluently
information will be included on each artist The other painting accepted for the bilingual he had excellent rapport with the Rev. Henry Sagan
and collector. Norman Rockwell is writing exhibition, The Totem Dancers, was done faithful in the many parishes he served.
the introduction and Henry G. Pitz is for the Limited Editions Club of ' T h e Surviving are his sister and near and presiding. The remains were transferred to
authoring the book, making it and the Golden Bough," by Sir James Fraser. distant relatives. Hartford where a Requiem service was held
exhibition the most definitive and complete Mr. Lewicki has been a free-lance ill- Funeral services were held Wednesday, at St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church
work ever attempted on the subject of strator and painter for over forty years, and October 27, with Bishop Basil H. Losten before interment at the church cemetery.
illustration. has worked for virtually all of the leading
The exhibition will open on Monday,
November 22, and remain on view through
magazines of this period and most of the
well-known publishers. Myron Karbiwnyk, Philadelphia ActivisttDies
February 15, 1977 in the New York Histori­ At present he is a professor of art at C. W. PHILADELPHIA, P a . - M y r o n Kar- ian Orthodox Cathedral, held various posts
cal Society Museum, 170 Central Park Post College of Long Island Univerisy. He binwyk, president of UNA Branch 83 and with the Ukrainian American Veterans Post
West, here. The exhibition will go on an served as chairman of the art department, active member of scores of area Ukrainian 4 and also served on the UAVets' national
extended tour of the United States during 1963-1970, and as director of the graduate organizations, died here Monday, October board.
the following year. art program. He is currently on a sabbatical 18, 1976, after a long illness. He was 50 years He offered assistance to many Ukrainian
Mr. Lewicki will be represented in the leave and is pursuing his creative work of old. organizations here in real estate or insurance
show and book with three illustrations. illustration, painting and printmaking. A professional real estate agent, who transactions.
operated his own business here, Mr. Kar- Surviving are his wife, Jennie (nee Wol-
binwynk became the first Ukrainian in 1975 chansky), son Gregory, daughters, Donna
юеоеоеоео to be elected president of the North Philadel­ and Andrea, brother John and sister, Mrs.
phia Realty Board. Olga Hryshchyshyn.
UKRAINIAN.AMERICAN COOKBOOK In addition to his activity in the UNA, Mr. Funeral services were held Friday, Octo­
Edited by Jr. Women's League - Published by Ladies Guild
Karbiwnyk was director of the executive ber 22, from St. Vladimir's Cathedral to
of St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church
board of Ascension Manor, served on the Oakland cemetery where the remains were
parish committee of St. Vladimir's Ukrain­ interred.
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For Our Children


The November Anniversaries

General view of Lviv's center city. In the background (center), the tower of the Lviv City Hall where the Ukrainian banner waved
once again on November 1, 1918, heralding the establishment of the Western Ukrainian National Republic.

The photo shows St. George's Cat­ lost the First World War and various In the month of November, we also
hedral in Lviv, which was built in 1744- peoples their will to lead a free and commemorate Metropolitan Andrew
64 in place of t h e old c h u r c h a n d independent life. S h e p t y t s k y , a great U k r a i n i a n who
m o n a s t e r y t h a t dated back t o t h e resided in a palace atop St. George's
On November 1, 1918, the bells of St.
princely period. mound. The Metropolitan was a great
George's Cathedral pealed the great
friend of Ukrainian youth, especially
St. George's mound, which spires news—the proclamation of the esta­
those organized in Plast.
over the city of Lviv, witnesses many a blishment of the independent Western
Ukrainian National Republic. The November 21st is dedicated to the
historic event. One of them was the siege
blue-and-gold banner waved in the crisp m e m o r y of 359 U k r a i n i a n soldiers
of Lviv by the Kozak armies led by
November wind atop Lviv's City Hall. executed by the Bolsheviks in 1921 near
Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky. It was
The entire land of Galicia followed in the town of Bazar. The soldiers fell into St. George's Cathedral in Lviv.
the site of the rebirth of Ukrainian
Lviv's footsteps. the hands of the Bolsheviks in 1921
statehood when the Ukrainian people
first b r o k e t h e P o l i s h s h a c k l e s of during the Second Winter March on
oppression (1340-1772) and then the M a n y U k r a i n i a n soldiers died in Kiev.
Austrian ones (1772-1918). defense of the revived state ans its The month of November is rich in
capital, Lviv. Their remains rest at the i m p o r t a n t events in t h e history of
The latter happened when Austria Yaniv and Lvchakiv cemeteries in Lviv. Ukraine. Let us remember them.


Lesson XV

Я вчуся The Ukrainian Alphabet

Увечорі тато сідає біля столу Aa Бб Вв ГГ Ґ Г Д Д Ee
й читає газети.
— Гей, Петрусю, - сказав він ЛаЯіГ363і;,9уббі
одного вечора, — ходи сюди, на­
вчу тебе читати по-нашому. Єє Жж Зз Ии Іі її.
— Дивись, ось тут видрукува­
но нашу абетку. Бачиш, деякі беЖжЗз Шаіі Jl
букви такі самі, я к англійські.
Тато багато вечорів показував Йй Кк Лл Мм Нн Оо
мені, я к треба читати. ж, CL Жк, Лл МиоЖн, б о
А пізніш, коли я почав сам
читати букваря, тато засміявся Пп Рр Сс Тт Уу Фф
і сказав:
— Бачиш, навчитися читати ЗСь^^бсЖтУу, Фф
по-українському зовсім не тяжко.
Хх Цц Чч Шш Щщ
c с
біля - at, near деякі — some 96 х Щ'ЦҐ "Чп. Uluu Шгшг
читати - to read пізніш — later Юю Яя ь
дивись - look at зовсім - auite
Ж)ю я SL Ь


For Our Children


The Fox And The Crane
Once upon a time, a fox and a crane you can run away. When you start
Word Jumble
The jumbled words below represent last names of persons and sites relating to the establish­
lived as neighbors in a forest. One day, running they will run after you and ment of the Western Ukrainian National Republic on November 1, 1918. The names are trans­
they met and the crane said to the fox: then I will get a w a y . " literated according to the system employed in " Ukraine: A Concise Encyclopaedia." They can be
4 identified by rearranging the letters. Letters underlined with a double line willform the mystery
'If you let me stay with you during After several minutes, the hunters
words. Answers to the jumble will be printed in next week's edition.
the winter, I will teach you to fly." dug through the hole and saw a crane
"Very well," said the fox. lying there as if it was dead. They pick­
The fox took in the crane and both ed it up and said:
them lived in the fox's den until one
day the hunters learned that both the " H o w about that, the fox has alrea­
fox and the crane lived together in the dy choked the crane. It is ours for sure.
den. As soon as the hunters began Let's find the fox."
digging his hole, the fox asked the They had no sooner spoken these
crane: words when the fox ran out of the hole
" H o w many thoughts do you have as fast as he could. Immediatedly the
in your m i n d ? " hunters took after the fox and the
" T e n " , said the crane, " a n d y o u ? " crane flew away.
" H o w many thoughts do you have
in your mind? After this incident the crane and the
"Nine and y o u ? " fox became very close friends. One day
"One". they were together and the fox said:
And once more the fox asked: "Since I took you in for the winter,
" H o w many thoughts do you have teach me how to fly!"
in your m i n d ? " "Very well," said the crane, "Sit on
"Eight and y o u ? " my b a c k . "
And so the fox kept on asking the
crane how many thoughts he had in his The crane flew atop a nearby house
mind and the crane kept on answering let the fox go and then asked him:
one less each time, until the fox asked: " D o you like flying?" and the fox re­
" H o w many thoughts do you have plied "Yes, I do, very m u c h . "
in your m i n d ? " and the crane replied: To this the crane said: "Sit on my
"One." back again," and the fox sat on the
The crane also asked the fox how crane's back and the crane flew a litte
many thoughts he had in his mind, and higher and let the fox go.
the fox replied: " O n e , " and then asked
the crane " A n d what is that one Upon asking again whether the fox
thought?" like to fly, the fox replied: "Yes, very
"Well, it's like t h i s , " replied the much." Again the crane told the fox to
crane. " W h e n the hunters finally dig sit on its back and again it flew up into
through. I will lie down as if I were the air, but this time it flew very high. It
dead. They will then pick me up and then let the fox go.

After returning to the ground the

c r a n e w a n t e d to ask the fox again
Misspelled whether he liked flying, but all the crane
A n s w e r s t o last w e e k ' s j u m b l e : Tkaczuk, Venasky, Bucyk, Kozak, Komadosky, Kin-
drachuk, Maruk, Lysiak, Koroll, Poiis.
saw lying on the g r o u n d were the
broken bones of the dead fox. The crane M y s t e r y w o r d s : Bill Mosienko.
In reporting on the meeting of the UNA
District Committee in Rochester, N.Y. (The pitied the fox, but it was too late.
Ukrainian Weekly, October 24, 1976), the
names of two UNA activists were inadvert­
antly misspelled. Taking part in the discus­

Bohuta The Hero

sion, among others, were Mykola Lylak and
Petro Dziuba. We apologize for the error.-

To Open Art Exhibit Story: Roman Zawadowycz

Illustrations: Myron Levytsky, Petro Cholodny
At Meryland U. Translations: Josephine Gibajlo-Gibbons
COLLEGE PARK, Md.-Arcadia 01en-
ska-Petryshyn, who recently scored another
success with an exhibit at the Playhouse
Gallery in New Brunswick, N. J., is opening a
one-week show of her works at the Univer­
sity of Maryland here beginning Sunday,
October 31.
The exhibit, entitled "Window Moods
and Memories;' goes on view today at 3:00
p.m. through 6:00 p.m. Scheduled to run
through Sunday, November 7, it can be
viewed daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at
the Center of Adult Education, University
Boulevard at Adelphi Road, in College
Park, Md.

Plast Unit Stages

"Okfoberfest" Bohuta sat down opon the hill­ The frightened peasant cried "Thanks!" And so Bohuta went
out: "I have no need for such a on his way into the Black F o r ? s t
P A S S A I C , N . J . — T h e Plast unit of "Or- top and says: "My good man, sell In the thicket stands a leaning cot­
den C h o r n o m o r t s i v " is staging an " O k t o b e r - me this colt!" horse! You may have him for
nothing!" tage, and near it stands an old man.
fest" dance S a t u r d a y , N o v e m b e r 6, at the
U k r a i n i a n Center, 240 H o p e Ave., here. „Спасибі!" — Пішов Богута у
Богута сів на могилі та й к а ж е : Хазяїн злякався: „He треба
The dance is scheduled to begin at 8:30 мені такого коня! Бери собі його Чорний Ліс. У хащах хатка по­
„ Господарю чесний, продайте
p.m., with the "Jolly Holly" rock g r o u p
мені оте лоша!" без заплати!" хила, а коло хатки стоїть дід.
providing the music. Admission is S4.00.

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IШ Roman W. Smook Memorial Ї
Ukrainian American Foundation, Inc.
/. Who originated the idea of this Foundation? Directors and duly elected members of the Foundation, is the responsible
m Under the leadership of the respected attorney, Dr. Roman I. Smook, a body for this function. The committee members represent all elements of Ш
Ш steering committee formed the Foundation in memory of Roman W. Smook Ukrainian American community life: religious organizations; scientific, ffi
Ш son of Dr. Smook. Roman W. Smook, before his untimely death in 1970, was academic and cultural organizations; fraternal associations; individual and Ш
ш an engineer with Rockwell International.
2. What is the financial status of the Foundation?
cooperative commercial enterprises; professional and business owners and
others. The members of the Executive and Directors Boards are elected for
нш The Smook family deposited an initial capital in the amount of S250,000.
3. What are the distinctive characteristics of the Foundation?
This is a public Foundation. Additional funds will be sought from public
specified terms of office. Voting members will be those donors who make a
minimum contribution of S500.
7. What donations will be accepted?
donations and wide participation will be encouraged. The elected members of The F o u n d a t i o n will accept any gift or donation with gratitude. The

1 the Board of Directors are responsible for the Foundation management. The contribution may be in any form—currency, real estate and bequests for m
acquired capital shall represent basic capital and shall remain intact. Only the specific purposes, etc. M
Ш accured interest shall be used for annual distribution. The goal of the 8. May the donor assign his gift? Щ
Ш Foundation is a perpetual fund of educational and cultural development. The Yes, he may. The contributor of a sizable donation has the right to make his or m
Foundation was incorporated in the State of Illinois, on June 15, 1975, with her wishes known to and fulfilled by the Foundation management. The m
legal power to operate in all of the United States. Tax exempt status was
granted by the Internal Revenue Service on December 23, 1975. The tax
F o u n d a t i o n is committed to oblige specific request that meet general
Foundation goals. The by-laws of the Foundation allow for this type of gift,
exemption no. is CH-80-75-778. The tax exempt statue enables a donor to
deduct his or her donation on his income tax form.
provided the donation meets a set minimum value.
9. What is the address of the Foundation? ш
4. The purposes of such a Foundation? Roman W. Smook Memorial ш
Ш a) Assist gifted, but financially needy students in the pursuit of higher
Ukrainian American Foundation
2054 West Chicago Avenue Ш
И b) Provide financial incentive to encourage development of higher Chicago, Illinois 60622

education and scholarly research.
c) Establish educational loan an scholarship programs.
Telephone: (312) 278-6455 8
d) Establish stipend and grant programs.

В e) Provide financial assistance to talented artists, writers, etc.

f) Aid museums and libraries.
We, the members of the Board of Directors, would like to make a personal
appeal for your support. Please send your donation, large or small, to the Ш
й g) Aid publication of scholarly books. given address and help us build a strong Foundation, not only for present
m h) Assist other worthy educational and cultural projects. needs, but also for the needs of future generations. This Foundation is the first
Ш 5. Who may apply for a grant? of its kind in the history of the Ukrainian settlement in the U.S. The M
Ш Any person or institution meeting by-law requirements and providing Foundation's principles are noble: to enhance and preserve Ukrainian culture
Ш evidence of activity which can enhance the present status of scholarship by
research in the fields of Ukrainian culture and heritage.
and hertiage for posterity.. Your generous response will be an indication of
your support of this worthy cause and the principles of the Foundation.
m 6. Who will distribute stipends and grants? Board of Directors
The Grant Committee, comprised of Executive Officers, the Board of Dr. Roman I. Smook, Pres. m
'9 What You Should Know About The Ukrainian American 1
I Foundation In Memory Of Roman W. Smook Ш
I The Ukrainian American Foundation of Chica­
go is chartered by the State of Illinois as non-profit
The purpose of this Ukrainian public foundation
is, first of all, to distribute grants and scholarships
to needy Ukrainian students and young people oi
M exceptional merit. The Foundation also will assist
Ш i n s t i t u t i o n s whose activities serve to develop

m Ukrainian culture, historical research, scholarship,

art, etc. The Foundation will also assist Ukrainian
national museums, libraries, and authors who
m publish scholarly books in the fields of education,
literature, art, and others.
ш The committee's goal was the establishment of an
Ш organization that would be of significant benefit to
the Ukrainian community. The resulting Founda­
m tion has been set up in memory of Roman W.
Ш Smook, beloved husband, brother and son to his
Ш family, and a talented engineer in the area of
УЛ' nuclear physics. To auspiciously launch this needed
M project, the Smook family has contributed

Ш 5250,000.
The present capital of the F o u n d a t i o n will
r e m a i n as base p r i n c i p a l , secure from future
withdrawals. The law will only allow withdrawals
from the interest gained on the capital. The law also
requires that this interest be distributed annually

for grants and scholarships or for the support of
other Ukrainian educational or cultural activities.
A member of the Foundation according to the
second article of the Foundation charter, may be
any person, corporation, trust, or organization
The late Roman W. Smook, shown above with a space capsule on which he worked at the
time of his untimely death.
which has contributed funds or other gifts with a Concert, Banquet On November і 4th Ш
minimum value of S500. Membership entitles the
individual or institution with the right to vote the
annual meeting of the Foundation. At that time, no A concert and banquet will mark the
To Launch Foundation m
one member may have more than 50 votes. official opening of the Smook Memo­
will be held at 6:00 p.m.
Among the individuals scheduled to
Ш There are three categories of m e m b e r s : 1. rial Ukrainian American Foundation in
associate members, those who have contributed less Chicago, 111., Sunday, November 14.
appear in the course of the banquet are
Dr. Herald Chase, professor at the Univer­
than S500. 2. active members, those who have The concert will be held at the Audi­ L-":
contributed S500 or more and 3. founding mem­ sity of Minnesota v and Dr. Michael Yary-
torium Theater beginning at 3:00 p.m.
bers, those who have contributed 55,000 or more. Slated to appear in the program is the
movych, director of ERDA.
Soprano Alicia Andreadis, Ukrain­ H
Ail Ukrainian)are urged to strive for the eventual
Ш development of this Foundation that will be a
meaningful economic base for the support of
Shevchenko Bandurist Capella under
the direction of Hryhory Kytsaty.
ian American actor Jack Palance, and
the Shevchenko Bandurist Capella will

Й educational and scholarly ventures.

The Pick Congress Hotel will be the
site of the inaugural banquet. Cocktails
appear in the entertainment part of the
program. Ш
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