Magyar Herald, 1990 (3. szám)

1990 / 3. szám

3rd QUARTER, 1990 QUARTERLY NEWS LETTER OF THE MAGYAR CLUB OF CLEVELAND MAGVAR HERALD PERPETUATING HUNGARIAN CULTURE SINCE 1 9 2 4 ” The 70th Anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon On June 4, 1920, at the Grand Tria­non Castle, a delegation from Hungary signed a fourteen-part peace agree­ment which stripped Hungary of 72% of its historical land and left 60% of Hungary’s population outside its bor­ders. The lands which were detached from Hungary were home to 3,424,000 Hungarians. Of this number 1,084,000 were incorporated into Czechoslova­kia, 1,705,000 into Romania, 564,000 into Yugoslavia, and 65,000 into Austria. Altogether, 33.5% of the na­tion went over to foreign hands. No other losing country in the First World War was punished as severely as was Hungary. The victorious neigh­bors of the losing countries took only 10% of German pre-war territories and 8% of Bulgarian lands. A majority of Hungarians and eth­nic Hungarians in Romania viewed with apprehension the approaching 70th anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon on June 4 because several organizations, including a number of U.S. and South-American organiza­tions, planned to commemorate the occasion with demonstrations and bell ringings. However, the Hungarian govern­ment, the Democratic Alliance of Ro­manian Hungarians, the Székely Circle believed that such actions would only provoke the Romanian government unnecessarily and would prevent the Transylvanian Hungarians from achie­ving their full nationality rights in a peaceful manner. All parties in the Parliament joined in issuing a proclamation urging Hun­garian citizens not to travel to Temes­vár or to take part in the demonstra­tion. There are still some of us here who heard the fatal ringing of churchbells on that tragic day of June 4, 1920, with our physical ears. We were thunderstruck! We still are! But we have not heard any bell-ring­ing on June 4, 1990! In Hungary and in Transylvania “the bells remained silent!” Reason given: democracy is still far from reality, especially in Tran­sylvania. But what kept the church­­bells ringing in our Bellfry places in this “Land of the free, and Home of the brave” here and throughout the free-world? Ady Endre: Fölszállott a páva „Fölszállott a páva a vármegye-házra, Sok szegény legénynek szabadulására. ” Kényes, büszke pávák, Nap-szédítő tollak, Hírrel hirdessétek: másképpen lesz holnap. Másképpen lesz holnap, másképpen lesz végre: Új arcok, új szemek kacagnak az égre. Új szelek nyögetik az ős magyar fákat. Várjuk már, várjuk az új magyar csodákat. Vagy bolondok vagyunk s elveszünk egy szálig, Vagy ez a mi hitünk valóságra válik. Új lángok, új hitek, új kohók, új szentek, Vagy vagytok vagy ismét semmi ködbe mentek. Vagy láng csak az ódon, vad vármegyeházra, Vagy itt ül a lelkünk tovább leigázva. Vagy lesz új értelmük a magyar igégnek, Vagy marad régiben a bús, magyar élet. „Fölszállott a páva a vármegye-házra Sok szegény legénynek szabadulására. " * Almost all Ady poems have been translated into English many times, as well as into many other lan­guages. For unknown reason this poem has never been translated into English as yet. Here is another challenge! The Clevela nd ‘ Magyar Club’, with the purpose of perpetuating Hungarian Culture, abounds in talents. We will be more than happy to publish the translation in one of our future issues of our ‘Magyar Herald’. «■r n.V> Vi-r 1Xt ■VlV il Ur First Hungarian Reformed Church of Cleveland will celebrate the One-Hundreth Anniversary of Organization The actual Date of organizing the very first of all our churches on the whole Ame­rican Continent was May 3,1891. Centen­­nary Celebration is set for the weekend of May 3-5, 1991. Under the leadership of Rev. Frank Endrei, pastor, and Rev. Wil­liam Nyerges assistant minister the Special Committee already started the preparation for the great event. Invitations to all our churches will be in the mail soon. Let us all plan ahead! It comes once in a life­time. The birth-day of First Church is — indeed — the birth-day of all our Hunga­rian Reformed Churches in America. If we are so divided that even a joint celebration of all eight fractions could not be realized for this year’s October Event, then at least our Synod’s churches should come together and celebrate the birth of the First! ÍGY VOLT! ÍGY LESZ!