The following news stories from 1954 appeared in the American Citizen, a Des Moines Italian-American newspaper. Thank you to the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa for sharing this resource. The Cultural Center has the entire collection (over 50 years) of the American Citizen on CD – all fully searchable.
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April 9, 1954: Last Rites for Roberto Caluzzi, Vittoria Lodge member
May 28, 1954: Funeral Rites for Biagio Fontanini, Vittoria Lodge member
June 18, 1954: Vittoria Lodge to Dedicate New Building
June 25, 1954: Vittoria Lodge Elects Officers, Has New Building
July 2, 1954: Vittoria Lodge to Hold Annual July 4 Dance
July 16, 1954: Many Friends Pay Tribute to Dominic Palandri, Vittoria Lodge Member
October 29, 1954: St. Joseph’s Sponsor Viking Dance at Vittoria Lodge
November 19, 1954: Vittoria Lodge to Hold Dance November 24
November 26, 1954: Mary Stefani to Head Societa Vittoria Auxiliary