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DENVER JACL CABINET: ist row: jsrs. Haruko Kobayasui; Dr. T. idayeda, president;
Yosmko Ariki; Min Yasui; 2nd row: Chas. Kamayatsu; Mrs. Amy Miura; Mrs. T.Ando
iirs. -.erijane Yokoe, Mits Kaneko; 3rd row: Jack Noda and Ping Oda. _
------------------------- JbS K
Laster Granger, an outstanding le*. .
1 leader, and the executive secretary K
the National Urban League, delivered an
Impressive address on the topic "Balance
Sheet in Race Relations at Morey Junior
high school, before a large mixed crowd
of Caucasians and Negroes on June 2.
He spoke of the gain that the colored
peoples in America had made in terms of
employment, but pointed out that wartime
conditions were the transitory causes of
this favorable situation* On the other
hand, he stressed the appalling pressure
being exerted on the minority groups es-
pecially in the field of housing and vo-
cational opportunities* Granger empha-
sited that Denver was merely a typical
American city so far as race relations
were concerned, and that there is urgent
need for Intelligent future planning by
(Continued on Page 3*)
COL. CHAS. D. BROMLEY who was with
MacArthur in the Pacific and the 442nd
Infantry'8 COL. JAS. M. HANLEY, Bismark,
N.D., will be featured guest speakers at
the statewide Colorado Nisei Servicemen
and veterans Testimonial Banquet to be
held June 15 In the Cosmopolitan Hotel's
Silver Glade. CAPT. ISAMU OZAMOTO, loeal
nisei war hero Is also featured on the
Col. Bromley was aide to the Chief of
Staff of the Supreme Commander of Allied
Powers In Japan. He entered the Army as
a captain in 1942 from Denver and served
in Pacific campaigns from Australia to
Japan. Discharged in March, he is now
practicing law in Denver.
Col. Hanley joined the Nisei outfit
at Camp Shelby, Miss., and was with the
442nd during the entire campaign from
Italy to Prance and back to Italy again*
He refused the rank of Brigadier General
Stressing the fact that Japanese Am-
ericans are just as much American as any
other group, former Governor Ralph L*
Carr pledged his support in helping the
fight for cltizenehlp rights at a dinner
held in his honor at the Tiffin Dining
Room, May 25*
to stay with the Nisei boys, and was ex-
ecutive officer in the Po Valley push.
The tentative program is as follows:
TOASTMASTER...............Dr. T. Ifayeda
NAT'L ANTHEM .Led by Mrs. H* Takahashl
Alko Euwabara, pianist
PIANO SOLO................Elko Watanabe
Floyd Koshlo, Nisei
Dr* K. K. Miyamoto, Issel
RESPONSE.............Capt. Isamu Ozamoto
Nisei War Dead .* Harry Yanari
"In Memoriam"* .Mrs. T. Kobayashl
Background Music .... Helen Nakamura
ADDRESS '.........Col. Chas. D. Bromley
VOCAL SELECTIONS. ..... Ruby Yoahino
ADDRESS ........... Col. James M. Hanley
"GOD BLESS AMERICA .by the Audience
Three local groups are working on
(Continued on Page 3)
As a special treat, the Denver JACL
Invites those attending the Testimonial
Banquet to a dance as guests of the JACL
after dinner. Dancing will be held In
the Silver Glade of the Cosmopolitan Ho-
tel. Admittance to the danoe will be
strictly limited to those who attend the
banquet or who buy banquet tickets, all
others will be excluded.
Glenn Earle of USES lunched with JACL
members Mits Kaneko, Katie Kawamura and
Min Yasui, and conanentlng on the employ-
ment outlook in Denver for Hisei, stated
that there were 170,000 employable indi-
viduals in Denver, but more than 17,000
persons or 10£ were unemployed at pres-
ent, making the outlook unfavorable for
Nisei* Normal unemployment for Denver
is about 3500* He urged more Nisei to
apply for government employment and as-
sured that special attention and effort
would be given to worthy cases.
MIKE MASAOKA, the National Secretary
of the JACL, rushed into Denver between
plane stops, in order to confer with the
Denver JACL President, DR. T. MAYEDA, in
regard to the national program planning,
and special projects. The president of
the local chapter is also secretary to
the national board of the JACL.
The program oonsists of the selection
of the Nisei of the Year awards, orator-
ical oontests, essay contest, national
sports program, and many other items.
In connection with the fight to stay
deportation of Japanese aliens, MIKE re-
ported that the JACL is still carrying
the torch. He also consented on the fu-
ture possibility of passage of the Eber-
harter bill, with an expression of doubt
Carr cited the fact that while in
1942 it was the Japanese group that was
being pushed about, the Negroes and the
Jewish groups are now suffering under
the hands of political groups. He cited
this fact in connection with the stand
he took at the Governor's convention at
Salt Lake City in 1942, when he stood
behind the Japanese during evacuation.
He said he propheslzed at the time that
another American group would be the tar-
get for such un-American reactions .
"Hyphens don't exist, Carr stressed
in oonolusion. "Let's cut out that Jap-
anese* Americans.11
Yutaka Terasakl presided as a very
oapable toastmaster during the evening*
Other speakers were Dr. K. K. Miyamoto,
representing the Issel; Dr. T. Mayeda ,
president of the loeal ehapter and rep-
resentative of the Nisei; and Minoru
A benefactor, working for the ethnic
groups In Denver, is the Denver Unity
Council, which has been cooperating in
the fight for abolishing, or at least
alleviating discrimination* At their
recent annual meeting, members of the
organisation discussed the accomplish-
ments of the group, and what was yet to
be done. Mrs. Yutaka Terasakl, Minoru
Yasui, Miss May Sato and Miss Katherine
Kawamura attended the meeting.
One of the recent activities of the
group and one In which the JACL partici-
pated was that of the proposed ordinance
which was defeated May.6* The ordinance
would have prevented the discrimination
in obtaining business lleenses in the
City of Denver. Colorado
Two Nisei girls who are trying to
enter Denver beauty schools are being
given aid by the Council. The beauty
training schools had been told that the
Colorado State Board of Coemotology
would not certify their Nisei graduates*
The Council has undertaken the task
of stripping Denver of restrictive cov-
enants as their latest project. They
are campaigning for financial support
and seeking test cases.
Denver asusement park managers wers
approached by members of the Council in
connection with report of discrimination
la their theaters end ballrooms. The
managers agreed not to exclude patrons
on grounds of race or color.

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June 15f 19461
%AM Tki
Dk T. JVIanidoL,
Oar big job for the first half of the
Yoshiko Ariki, oar 2nd rice president
and our very active and capable chairman
of the Membership Committee, has energe-
tically lead in the campaign for members
with an intensive drive during the month
of May. Yoshiko organised various teams
of recruiters in all districts of Denver
and thru their excellent cooperation and
splendid efforts, we now have active
members in the Denver Ohapter, as of the
31st of May, which gives us claim to the
distinction of being the largest ohapter
of the JACL in the United States.
Our slnoerest thanks to you, Yoshiko!
And to all the recruiters for membership
who turned in such a good job, I wish to
say in commendation, "Well done!" and to
express my thanks to you all.
BUT. .
Bulb.Mtfs and Bulletins
Strange as It may seem, the minute we
JACL'era decided to start ourselves a
house organ oalled the "Denver Bulle- w
tin, we notioed other bulletins spring-
ing up here and you. Perhaps we can't
be too harsh on the other "Bullys." bull
I'm beginning to grow a complex. ,
The cabinet once tried putting their
heads togetheraccording to the adage
that two heads are better than oneand
came out with such weird names, we gave
up all hopes of ever being different.
So, I implore you, dear reader, com
to our eld. Submit all the names you
oan possibly think of, then we may get
somethincontrary to maxim "Too many
Chefs in the kitchen spoil the soup.
S/wuld tUe, -HgjJ£s o
A subscriptionrate/
Suggestions have come into the Bulle-
tin office and they all concern payment
for the Bulletin. Each one seemed to
feel that a subscription rate should be
plaoed on the newspaper. The editorial
staff agrees with the suggestions be
cause the cost of printing copies of
this little organ is certainly not neg-
Although our first edition seemed a
little amateurish, we have acquired the
services of experts in the technical
side of the newspaper and a sooiety re-
porter for the editorial seotlon. With
their assistance, we hope to produce a
paper worth reading.
Since we would like a representative
opinion before we oome to any decision,
I, as editor, will weloome any sugges-
tions you may proffer. Please write to
us, the JACL office, 615 E & C Bldg.,
Denver 2.
^ Lpuise ti/ans
Secretary .DanfepUniH) Council
What is the basic cause of prejudice
and discrimination? Mhrgaret Meade, ths
famous anthropologist, onoe salt that
the Important thing in the 'World today
is to ask the right questions, whenever
man has asked the right questions, he
has eventually found the answers.
Many.different answers are given to
inquiries into the causes of prejudice
and discrimination in America today.
Gunnsr Myrdal says the answer Is basic-
ally a moral dilemma: a- conflict be-
tween the American Creed and the every-
day attitudes and practices of Americans^
Others say the basis is fear of economic
competition. Others say the social fac-
tor is foremost. Some think that the
underlying factors of housing, health,
employment, and reoreation are most imp-
While any one of these factors may be
basic, the Denver Unity Council believes
that the attaok on prejudice and discri-
mination must precede on all fronts
that all possible sources of tension and
injustice must be attaoked simultaneous-
ly. We must straighten out the moral
dilemma through a long-term program of
education. But at the same time, we
must tackle speoifio instances of dis-
crimination now. We must pase Legisla-
tion for fair employment praotioes. We
must work for better housing, health,
recreation conditions for all people.
* i'tie Unity Council is set up to coordi-
nate and supplement the activities on
all these fronts of all organisations
concerned with equality of opportunity
for all' people,, regardless of race,
creed, or national origin.
Despite our excellent past record, we
cannot now relax and rest on our laurels
merely because during the past two years
we maintained our chapter as the largest
in the United States. All organizations
must grow either bigger and better or
grow worse. Ho organization can hope to
just stand still, without stagnating. I
am confident that the Rise! of Denver do
believe ih the high principles and basic
aims of the JACL for our own mutual good
and benefit. However, if we are to con-
tinue the work of our Local offices, and
carry on the activities we have planned,
we shall need the coordinated efforts of
all members, and more than that, we need
further support and participation in our
chapter program. Consequently, I appeal
to all active members and recruiters who
already have done a splendid Job to con-
tinue the drive for new and more members
all thru the coming month.
According to reports, the Chicago and
the Hew York chapters are both beginning
their membership drives. Of course both
cities are much larger than Denver. But
WR did put on a national Convention here
In Denver in March that was acclaimed .as
the best and most isgnificant meeting of
Hisei in America since the war. Heither
Chicago nor Hew York were able to handle
that job. But we did! At the beginning
of the year we were just a little better
than either Chioago or Hew York.
let's keep Denver the biggest and the
most active and the best JACL ohapter in
the United States! He can do it! Maybe
we are isolated among the Rookies, and Z
suppose hicagoans and Hew Yorkers think
we're just a bunch .of country hicks, but
I believe we can show them that we are a
well-organized, progressive chapter, and
the best in the land! If we can't do at
least that much for the sake of preserv-
ing our sense of local pride, at least I
do sincerely believe that we do owe our-
eelvee that much for our own future here
in this area and for the sake of our own
During the dark and uncertain days in
the early part of 1942, when the evacua-
tion of Japanese from the West Coast was
being seriously oonsidered by the feder-
al government, the governors of the nine
western states were convened at a speoir
al session at Salt Lake City, utah. The
purpose of this conference was to ascer-
tain the reoeptiveness of their respect-
ive states towards the evacuees.
Of all the governors assembled, there
was only one governor, courageous enough
and American enough, to say in unequivo-
cal terms that under his governorship no
American citizen, regardless of ancestry
'would be denied his constitutional right
to reside unmolested in the State of Co-
lorado and that his administration would
guarantee to the evaouees who might come
to Colorado full and equal protection of
the laws. That governor of Colorado, in
1942, was Bon. Ralph L. Carr. Altho the
fearless statement of democratic princi-
ples made by Carr at that conference did
oreate for him political enemies who ci-
clously labeled him a "Jap lover", never
did he waver in this declaration of high
Amerioan principle of equal juetioe, for
all Americans, regardless of ancestxy.
Obviously, this stand by Carr at that
time was of greatest benefit and comfort
to the evacuees, but we must realize the
implications significant to all Colorado
citizens. In time of war, when hate and
hysteria overruled calm, impartial judg-
ments and destroyed toLeranee, the offi-
cial stand of the highest executive of a
sovereign State tends to reduce tensions
and hatreds, redounding to the continued
welfare of established residents. It is
i *
people and our children.
Let's keep growing! *or your own in-
terests, as well as mine, let's go after
those JACL memberships!
unquestioned that Carr's statements made
at this conference were splendid contri-
butions to better public relatione whioh
benefited the established Japanese resi-
dents of Colorado. Moreover, we know at
one time there was an incipient movement
here to evacuate all the Japanese in the
state of Colorado and to Intern them too
in a relocation center for the duration.
But the forthright stand of the governor
was sufficient to quell such a dangerous
and undemocratic procedure in this area.
Moreover, throughout his administration,
Carr maintained a policy of fairness and
justice for the Japanese Americans.
Beoause Hon. Ralph 1. arr was and is
truly de&ocratio and Amerioan in his ba-
sic concepts and. every day praotioes, we
of the Denver JA01 salute him and render
him cur homage and respeot. Ve give him
our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation
for his Americanism, and hie devotion to
Amerioan principles: ....... MI
Reactivates chapter.
The Mid-Columbia chapter of the Japa-
nese Amerioan Citizens League, which was
Inactivated by the evaouation of 1942,
was reorganized May 19 at a meeting held
in Dee, Oregon.
Namoru Hoji of Parkdaie, Ore., was
elected president.
Duuk/i JACL BuIktUt|
Published monthly by the Denver
Chapter of the Japanese Amerioan Citi-
zens league, 616 R & C Bldg., Denver,
Colo. Telephone GBerry 6990.
Editor: Catherine Kawamam
Staff: Dr. Takashl Mayeda, Ben Mi-
yahara, May Sato, Saburo Tani, Mia
Yasui, Merijane Yokoe, Rosa fiiBMhl.

June 15, 1946
Page 3
ttiiss Toshiro Kako .
HISS TOSHISO KAKO, the tall end wil-
lowy and beautiful daughter of UR. T.
KAKO of this oity, returned from New
York where she is the New York JACL sec-
While in Denver, she gave an Informal
talk on flower arrangements to the P.O.E,
oultural society.
TOSHIZO will be in town until the <
latter part of June, when she will re-*
turn to New York.
'SussBi Supports ML
ED NAKAGAWA, Of the Tri-State Bussei
Bulletin, has been giving editorial sup-
port to the JAGL, and in his June issue
included a feature article upon the aims
and objectives of the JACL. *
We are glad that ED is working for a
better understanding of our mutual pro-
blems, and we certainly welcome the par-
ticipation by Busseis in our program,
for, as pointed out, the JACL is for the
benefit of ALL nisei, regardless of re-
ligious affixations.
The Tri-State Bussei Bulletin is pub-
lished monthly, and is a 22-page bulle-
tin. Their staff is manned by 22 work-
ers of which the Denver JACL Bulletin
is more than envious,' und herewith pub-
lishes an appeal for volunteer workers .
(Continued from page 1) ,
various oommittees to make the occasion
a success. They are the California St.
Community and Denver Buddhist Churches,
and the Denver JACL.
Heading the dinner committee is Min
Yasui, general ohairman. Hiss Hay Sato
'R.ubif LfOSkmo Appearing
-AT i/etemns Banquet,
Hiss Ruby Yoshino has been obtained
for the banquet. She is appearing in
Denver for a concert, June 22. She is
a noted Nisei soprano and has accompa-
nied Dr. T, T. Yatabe, former regional
director of the Chioago JACL office,
on a goodwill tour for inter-raoial
is the corresponding secretary; Mrs,
Amy Uiura, recording secretary; Harry
Yanari, program chairman; Dr. T. Uayeda,
speakers ohairman; Hiss Yoshiko Arikl ,
invitations chairman; George H. Kaneko ,
veterans and servioemen'a names; and
Mrs. Mary Nakamura, publicity chairman,
In Saturday £Ufcn in A 'Pos'h
YOKE OKIMOTO, formerly of Dearer, was
featured _in the May Fourth issue of the
Saturday Evening Post in an article by
WILLIAM L. WORDEN. Under the title,
"The Hate that Failed," Worden gave an
excellent survey of relocated Japanese-
Americans and the sentiment on the West
a trip to the West Coast stated,how-
ever, that conditions in the regionwre
still, bad.
The OKIMOTO family is now living at
a fruit orchard in Hood River, Oregon.
Also notioed in the artiole is a pic-
ture of former Denver barber, LL07D URA-
BE, who had his shop on Imrimer Street.
(Continued from page i)
community leaders in order to prevent in
Denver the congested Harlems or South
Side slums of New York or Chioago.
Your JACL representative, and a few
Nisei were in attendance and participa-
ted in the program.
feature Write* flans
To Moite +o Denver*
BILL HOSOKAWA, feature writer for the
Pacific Citizen and reporter for the Des
Moines Register, Dee Moines, Iowa, was a
reoent Denver visitor. Hosokawa, who
has newspaper experience going back to
Seattle, Wash., and Singapore; has been
considering a Job offer with the Denver
Post and is looking around for a house
in Denver to move his family,
Patti? -Hero 'fycei V
Bwwije 5tar* in SiuinK
BOB HARUYAMA of Swink, Colo., proudly
exhibited reoehtly the Bronze Star medal
belatedly presented to him for herOio
action on the battlefields of Italy al-
most two years ago on July 4, 1944,
according to a DP dispatoh.
The award was presented to UABffYAHA
in civil ceremonies at Swink. The cita-
tion aooompanying the award disclosed
that UARUYAMA, although wounded himself,
rescued a wounded t comrade under raking
JOB E, BROWN, famed- movie comedian
sez: "Please be assured that I am in
complete sympathy with and have a full
understanding of your organization. I
know from experienoe of the great work
done for our country during the war by
American citizens of Japanese ancestry.
GEN. MASK CLARK, in Austria, says:
"I shall always recall the gallantry of
the Nisei soldiers who made such a
eplended contribution to our viotory in
Italy last year, and to our triumphs in
all other theaters. Please accept my
best wishes for the suocess of your din-
ner and for the continued welfare of all
members of your league..
appreciate your courtesy and considera-
tion in extending this invitation to me
(to speak at our banquet) and regret
that press of official business will not
permit me to accept. With kindest re-
gards and best wishes for a successful
JOHN J. MCCLOY, former Ass't Seo'y of
War, "While I cannot be present at you:
dinner,- you may be sure that I will al-
ways continue to maintain my interest in
the welfare of the Nisei veterans of
World War II. They did all and more
than what was asked of them, and they
deserve well of the Country."
SMALL FRY: llama, aren't there any men
in heavenf
MAMA: Of course.
SMALL FRY: But I never saw the picture
of an angel with a moustache.
MAMA: That's because all men get into
heaven by a alose shave.
The younger generation is catching up
with education, but it seems that age,
too, is catching up with than. Look at
SHYOKO TODAShe's planning to Join the
matron's ranks, and she's a ohemistry
major in her junior year at the Univer-
sity of Denver.
Home for a summer's respite is that
handsome gent from K.U., JOHNNY CHIKUMA.
Hi8 pal, SKINNY, done gone got himself
pinned to a gal, so says the grapevine.
Other familiar faoes back home after
a grueling Army life are seen around in
these here parts of the country. JIMMY
NAKAGAWA, a former sergeant with the
paratroopers, came home from Frankfurt,
Germany, where he was with the honor
guards. He says "no plans for the fut-
ure yet."
Then, there's that genial beaming
faoe of Pvt. HARRY KURACHI. True, he's
still in O.D.'s, but he's home, never-
theless. He had the honor of being
able to aee Europe twiceimagine that!;
And then, we came upon a sailor at
El Patio ballroom at Lake Side. He wae
tall, dark, and handsome, and was known
as Seaman Piret Class KENJI TAKETANI of
Norwalk, Calif. He's enlisted again for
overseas duty, after having just -re-
turned from eame.
MIN SANO walked, or rather rode into
Denver one fine morning at 6. a.m. and
after routing out.familiar friends, com-
menced to startle them with the announ-
cement that he was going back to Calif-
ornia for an honorable discharge.
JoJfnMaeno Makes VisiV
JOHN MAEHO, associated with A. L. WI-
RIB of the Amerioen Civil Liberties uni-
on was a visitor in Denver, Monday, May
20, returning from Washington, D. 0.,
hearings on the Japanese alien deporta-
tion cases.
"Oik Man USO" Shoots
Interest in 'Banquet-
EARL FINCH, known as the "one man USO
from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, who be-
friended thousands of Nisei GI's train-
ing at Camp Shelby, and who had a parti-
cularly soft spot in his heart for the
Hawaiian Nisei of the 100th Battalion,
long-distanoed a oall to the Denver JACL
to express his interest in the Veteran's
Testimonial Banquet of June 16.
In addition, and true to his role as
a friend of the Nisei, he is inquiring
about the availability of Japanese films
so that Nisei veterans of the famous 100
Battalion oan put on a benefit movie in
AWM Commences Reason
The Denver NWAA commences its
1946 softball season on June 16th
at Curtis Park with five teams in
the league. It was announced by
Eml Kataglrl, president. Teams
signed up to date are the Granada
Fish, the Junior kisses, Brighton
Girls, and two yet-unnamed teams.
Umpires selected for the sea-
son are Dr. T; liayeda and Uln Ya-
sui of the JACL. Advisor for the
NWAA is Hrs. MeriJane Yokoe,
Men's "Baseball Team-*-
Cartoon at right depicts the
battery of the Cathay Legion Post
team In aetlon: Hank Takahashl la
twirling with Shlg TeraJi on the
receiving end. The boys are fi-
guring on a good season against
local Denver teams.

Pag 4
June 15, 1946

While the men folks were thinking up
stories of the "big ones" that got away,
(fishes, of course) the wives kept them-
selves busy playing bridge. At GRACE
NODA' s, MAY TORIZAWA walked off with top-
honors followed by MAY FURUTA. The sur-
prise of the evening MASAKO TAKAYOSHI
taking home the booby prize. The very
next night, RUTH KODAHI entertained with
a party for HARU TANAKA. And add a bit
of excitement and a flurry-when our
ever popular bachelor MIM YA3UI casually
walked in, and pinch hit for an absentee
wife. Top Honors going to MAY TORIZAWA
Boobies were claimed by MIN YASOI, MITStJ
and EDDIE MATSUDA, who went on an exten-
sive fishing tour, soon became ravenous-
ly hungry for good home-cooked meals, or
so we hear. They say fresh trout broil-
ed over the coals are delectable for the
first few times but a daily diet of fish
three times a day gets rattier monotonous
to say the least. We hear that DR. YOSH
ITO and KAZ SAKAMOTO rescued the fellows
from their dire predicament by sharing a
plentiful lunch of o-sushi, with all the
trinmings, somewhere along the road near
Glenwood Springs. .
The husbands have returned all In
their proper stalls with glowing news of
how WONDERFUL the trip was, BUT Just a
tip boys I got this from the "little
one" there was nary a bid to take HER
along the next time.
Been sitting around Wednesday nights
watching the CATHAY POST bowling league.
FRED'S have a top team being in the lead
since the beginning. The team Includes:
Whenever our always active president
DR. T. MAYEDA appears on the soene, it's
always a whisper of "How does he do it?"
Golfing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Sundays. Bowling on Wednesday. Has pa-
tients in every day, 7 days a week at
all hours. Attends 2 or 3 meetings each
week and we hear even dancing lessons
on Wednesdays --- and incidentally he
manages to get fishing in too. He must
be made of super stuff, ...
And speaking of the MAYEDA's our hat
is off to BEATRICE, the little woman who
puts up with her husband's limitless ac-
tivities without becoming ruffled. The
JACL outing scheduled at Dedisse Park on
the 19th was snowed out (SNOW in MAYJli)
so the whole gang of would-be picnickers
went traipsing over to genial DOC's home
to broil wieners in the fireplace of his
front living room! The CU-DU contingent
of college kids were especially invited;
and it mist be good to be young, because
they were really whooping it up with all
kinds of noise over YOSHIKO ARIKI's "Sir
Hinkle Fanny-Duster^. The KATAGIRI sis-
ters, SMI, FUMI AND KAMI, were spreading
gojJ cheer all around. From CU were the
two impus Casanovas, TED INOUYE and PAT
charming the gals, including YAE
V IANAKA. Among the DU students
The guy of whom "PEEK-A-BOO" sez was
made of "super-stuff" strained some li-
gaments while bowling but he insists
on working and playing golf daily!I!
-At Bridge
HARU TANAKA was given a cozy bridge
party. May 1, at the home of MRS. H. H.
KODANI, hostess.
Among the guests were Mesdames HAHUKO
we're glad to see you back, boyl), MERI-
JANE YOKOE and her talented young daugh-
ter JO-DELL who that same afternoon per-
formed at St. Filomena school, BEN MIYA-
Rumors adrift: BILL HOSOKAWA of From
the Frying Pan may be headed this way as
soon as he can find a house in Denver. .
We hear it's the Denver Post. YUTAKA
and MICHI TERASAKI attended the debut of
Tubby McCoy's Colored Swing Choir on the
24th at Phipps Auditorium. Good? YesM
SABURO KIDO, ex-Prexy of the National
JACL oame hobbling into town with a cane
and two front teeth missing. Getting
old, Sabf Managed to get him aboard a
plane for Salt Lake City, Just ahead of
the train strike. ----- Add those who are
blessed-eventing: the Ken OSAJIMA's, the
Toshio Ando's, the Yutaka TERASAKI's and
the John ENDO's.
Return Postage Guaranteed:
The Denver Chapter JACL
615 E. & C. Building
Denver 2, Colorado
r,-ng the boys, and HELEN
KATAGIRI were the only
PT>A of DU assisted in
i. OTSUKI arranged
HIROSHI WADA in charge
x gerer* 1 chairman.
A Little
TBULL e\\n
bM'fo? 3ulletinear
Bum pomes are made by guys like me
On accounts of because we like to see
Our doggerel verses appear
As masterpieces beyond any peer.
But columns are writ by worser guys,
'Cause theirs to slander and fulla lies
Just in order to see NAMES without stint
Immortalised in newspaper print!
It seems that Eastern vacations are
in the vogue this year, and Judging from
those two busy little misses, Mrs. Rosa
Higashi and Yoshiko Arikl, Jaunts out in
that certain direction are lnepirlngly
beautifying. ... Yoshiko returned from
the glamor lights of New York last month
and Rosa whirled through the dizzying
doings of Chicago. and both returned
looking bedazzling beautiful!
Haru Tanaka decided to take off for a
two or three months vacation in New York-
City. And- that summer-time visitor,
Miss Toshiko Kako is back in town. Sab
tKido, returning from New York, says that
wedding bells are for Toshiko in June!
Best wishes, Toshiko! Both Helen Umeza-
wa and May Torlzawa returned from a two-
weeks vacation in Chicago and New York.
We wonder where the younger set gets
all of its energy. Watching the antics
of the NIOC bunch, one often wonders how
lettuce and peanut butter sandwiches and
cokes sustain such bundles of energy as
Katie Kawamura and her side-kiek End Ka-
tagirl, of Henderson. We note that
when the JACL office secretary. May Sato
is required to work late at night, she
visibly drOops. .
Thanks to Hlkaru Iwaaaki, the kind
faced boy from the Wllshiro Studios, who
gave us informal shots of the JACL con-
vention and Ball for our May issue. If
you dear readers have any funny fotoa or
euddlosome outles in your album, sand
'em in and we'll print 'em fer yer.
ENfTftoeMeNr i%e-v-A-LeT>
HR. and HRS. FRED I. KAIHARA, of the
Colorado Times, announced the engagement,
of their daughter, BEATRICE, to ALFRED
TAKATA, formerly of Alameda, California,
at an engagement party at their new home
in-Lakewood, Colorado, on Wednesday, May
29, with an intimate group of many well-
wishing friends in attendance.
Soc. 562, P*L. & R.
ined the fun
-*th their