Věstník (West, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 24, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 15, 1977 Page: 1 of 32
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Offielal Organ Of The Sl&voui© Benevolent Order Oř Tv «áte Of Texas, Fountíeá 1897
Postmaster: Please Send Fona 3579 to: SUPREME LODGE, SPJST, P.O, Box 100, Temple, Texas 76501
VOLUME 65, NUMBER ?A JUNE 15, 1977
FROM THE EMTOTS DESK
To more than, 50 million American
families, father will be a big man
on June 19th. Though Father’s Day
was first started in 1910 in Spok-
ane, Washington, it was not as well
celebrated in its early years as it
is today. From. a modest beginning,
Fatheťs Day is now a very import-
ant occasion, sentimentally and
commercialiy. The best is none too
good for father, and in our Czech-
American background he is still
the respeeted member and head of
And — all over this country, dur-
ing May and June, class after class
of young Americans graduated
from many different schools and
universities as well as colleges, who
took that long step forward, fol-
io wing several years of prepara-
tion, into the demanding world of
today — a world filled with troubie
Our suggestion is that our grád-
uates accept our troubled world
and fight the many problems with
intelligence, fierce honesty, pa-
tience, unselfishnesa, eff icient work,
and a pride in the United States
of America. With achievable work-
ing goals, courage, vitality, and de~
termination, our country will prog-
ress and our civilization will go
forward because of this needed
leadership our young adult popu-
lation can give. Let us carry on-
JUNE 19th, 1977
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY
TO ALL FATHERS
AI though som© things naay change
As years go by, iťs trne,
There’s one thing that will never
In any way for yoii,
And thaťs the reál affectíon
In this wish for you today
For all the very finest things
That life can bring your way.
With the National Sokol Slet ap-
proaching (in Chicago, HU, the
editor visited the Southern District
Sokol Slet at Sokol Zizka Athletic
Center and SPJST Lodge No. 130 in
Dallas Sunday, June 5th in the
lafternoon. The entire afternoon
was filled with eye-pleasing per-
formances by Sokols of all ages-
It brought foack fond memories of
the slets we, as a family, visited in
Houston. Now, 35 years later, some
of those participants are still ac -
tive! We wish our Sokols much suc-
cess in Chicago.
Following are two narrations
read by Brother Jerry Milan
that we felt are worthy of printing.
It was a wonderful evening and
may you go onward!
Under supression eame on the
horizon Miroslav Tyrš,
Founder of Sokol, who instilled
into the people an undying wish
to reawaken their pride to také
their rightfu.1 plače among nations
with patriotism, democratic ideals
and strength molding the Sokol
The Ozech sokols came across
the sea to America the land of the
From all walks of life . . . inspir-
ed to help build a strong and
Forever moving forward they will
always be remembered as bold . . .
Their enduring courage can now
be told . . . That their valorous
labors made a nation of wonderful
Our destiny — yours to fulfill.
You can, you must . . . we ask
for this monumental task.
We the youth of America pledge
ourselves to this illustrious history
of Sokol idealism and to its new
horizons . . . That this nation sbalí
be healthy and strong . . . that
there shali be Justice, Liberty,
Our fervent hope is that America
shall always be Free and the Home
of the Brave.
You got it from your father,
Twas the best he had to give, And
rfght giadly he bestowed it — it is
Here’s what’s next.
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Sefcik, R. J. Věstník (West, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 24, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 15, 1977, newspaper, June 15, 1977; West, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth626125/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas.