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VOL. I NO. 3
'XubyYoshino Concert
Enjoyed by VenOerttes
In enthusiastlo audience of about 350
people including more than 100 Caucasian
music lovers, enjoyed an all-Nisei musio
recital featuring Ruby Yoshino, famous
Nisei lyric soprano of New York, at the
Phipps Auditorium on
June 22 in Denver,
Also appearing on
the program as as-
sisting guest art-
ists were Mass Kita-
gawa of Bouider and
Helen Nakamura of
Among the beau-
tifully presented
songs sung by Hiss
Yoshino were Puooi-
ni'a "Visa! D'Orte"
from "Tosca", and a
group of Japanese
songs by K. Yamada.
Hiss Kitagawa, a oriIliant Nisei pia-
nist, is a senior in the School of Musio
at the University of Colorado at Boulder
and has presented several reoitals while
studying under Dr. Mark ffessell. She is
widely acclaimed among local oircles for
the brilliance of her technique.
Mies Nakamura, gifted daughter of Dr.
-continued on page 3-
Second JACL Picnic in Hills
Scheduled for* Julq 21
Try, try again,,..and so the Denver
JACL is again scheduling a picnic and
weiner fry at Dedisee Park. This time,
and we hope snowy weather doesn't put us
into someone's living room, the pionio
will be held Sunday, July 21. Miss Bes-
sie Matsuda, general chairman, will have
the helpful assistance of Yuri Nogami,
food ohairman, and George M. Kaneko,
transportation ohairman. A truly big day
has been planned.
Those without transportation will be
asked to meet at Curtis Park, Thirty-
first and Curtis Streets, at 1:00 p.m.,
where some kind of transportation will
be furnished. Othersthe luckier ones-
will meet at the- mountain park around
2:00 p.m.

Denver. Colorado
July 15, 1946
Four hundred and fifty people or more
dined as they listened to two oolonela
praise Nisei troops they commanded dur-
ing the Second World War. The ocoasion
was the first large gathering of Japa-
nese- Americans from all over the state
for the Colorado Nisei Veterans Testi-
monial banquet, which was held at the
Silver Glade of the Cosmopolitan Hotel
June 15.
Col. Charles D. Bromley, who was with
Gen. MacArthur in the Pacific*theater,
and Col. James M. Hanley, executive of-
ficer of the 442nd Infantry team were
honored guest speakers of the banquet.
Col. Bromley told Cf the "Nisei Righting
Men in the Pacific" and disoussed the
B resent problems of the people in Japan.
ol. Hanley, on the other hand, spoke
earnestly of the "Nisei Troops in Eur-
ope," with whom he had had first-hand
Many local Nisei and Issei particl*
The Denver JACL will again be host to
half the nation when they sponsor the
Denver Nisei Invitational Bowling tour-
nament, July 27 and 28. Invitations are
being extended to teams -In Salt Lake
City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Milwau-
kee, as weLl as those in Denver.
Dr. Takashi Mayeda, president of the
local JACL? has been chosen the general
Denver teams have been invited to
tournaments held at Salt Lake City and
Chicago. This time, Denver is playing
host at a return contest. All games
will be played at the Recreation Bowling
Committees and chairmen working on
the plans are: Invitations and publici-
ty Rosa Higashi, ohairman, Elko Wata-
nabe, Nobuko Watanabe, Masako Kojima,
and Toshi Tahara; Arrangements Moon
Kataoka, chairman, George Takeuohi, Sam
Kawanishi, and Kayo Otaguro; Finance and
prizes Hooch Okamura, chairman, and
Frank Ota; Bowling tournament danoe-Mrs.
-continued on page 3-
pated in the formal program. Among them
were: Dr. Takashi Mayeda, president of
the Denver JACL; Mrs. Henry Takahashl,
who Led the national anthem; Lt. Willie
Kiyota,reading the pledge of allegiance;
piano selections by Miss Elko Watanabe;
John Masunaga, relating the history of
the Nisei soldier; tributes to the sol-
diers and veterans by Floyd Koshio and
Dr. K.K.Mlyamoto, with a response by Dr.
Isamu Ozamoto; participation in a memor-
ial for the NiB6i dead by Harry Yanari,
and Mrs. T.K. Kobayashi, and Helen Naka-
-continued on page 3-
The cabinet of the Denver JAOL
chapter decided that a subscription of
50 cents for the rest of the year
would be placed on those who are not
active members of the JACL. Aetive
members will receive their monthly
copy free of charge.
In making this deoision, the cabi-
net felt that the bulletin must be
finanoed in some manner, and yet, felt
that aotive members should not be
asked to pay the prioe this year.
An aotive member is anyone who has
paid his current membership fee,___
lijiTonobe, of Notional Jit Cl,
Speaks intone Interested Issei
To Explain Legislative -action-,
A special request from the Denver of-
fice brought Eiji Tanabe, national admin
istratlve assistant of the National JACL
office, to Denver to speak to the Issei
on matters concerning naturalization, de
portation, and ^operations. Tanabe has
been touring the East, speaking before
similar Issei groups.
Tanabe spoke before a group of enthus
iastlo Denver Issei at dinner-meeting at
the Larimer Chop Suey, Monday, July 8.
'Tanabe, who converses well in Japanese,
cleared up questions and problems which
had formed in the minds of those who oan
not understand Boglish readily
He also mentioned other pertinent na-
tional legislative action in whioh the
national JACL is participating.

JULY 15, 1946
___________Dn T. Mageda
Your Denver JACL has been carrying on
a full schedule of events and activities
for the first half of the year. This is
for your benefit and for the good of the
Nisei community in Denver.
BUT, to maintain our rank as the most
active chapter in the United States, and
to accomplish worthwhile objectives, the
organization needs financial support. To
put it bluntly; WE NEED MONEY!!1
At present date, our treasury balance
is less than $400.00.
To carry on our full program of acti-
vities and fulfill our objectives, so as
to best serve the community, we need at
least VI,500 for the fiscal year.
We need $600 for our local office:
The Denver JACL maintains a local office
in the £ & C Bldg. As a member, you are
always welcome to use its facilities, or
to ask for help or information there, a
monthly expenditure of $50 is needed to
pay rent, telephone, stationery, postage
and incidental expenses. At present the
Nat'l JACL pays the salary of the office
secretary. But eventually, we hop this
office can be wholly supported by us.
We need $300 for our Bulletin:
You are undoubtedly proud of our monthly
Denver JACL Bulletin. We think that it
is the best official publication issued
by any JACL chapter in the U.S. We hope
that you enjoy it as much as we do. Our
expenses average $25 per month, or $300
per year. For next year, paid subscrip-
tions will be required, but at present,
all active. 1946 members will receive the
Bulletin without charge for the balance
of the year.
We need $300 for special projects:
Your local JACL participated in the pro-
gram of the Denver Unity Council, which
works for the betterment of irrter-ratlal
relationships in the city. We have been
contributing $50 annually for this pur-
pose. T9 encourage the younger nisei in
leadership and. citizenship training, we
have appropriated $50 this year. To as-
sist in our local Nisei sports program,
we have allotted $100 for prizes and ex-
penses. To provide for special dinners
and functions to honor distinguished and
special guests, $100 has* been set aside.
We need $300 for miscellaneous fund:
Various unforseen contingencies arise in
our yearly program, such as -our share of
expenses for the Nisei Vets testimonial
banquet, or support for radio lectures
on intercultural problems^ Generally w
plan our chapter activities to be self-
supporting, but, occasionally, defioits
do occur. Because of this, we need $300
for miscellaneous purposes and as a re-
serve fund for contingencies.
We need your financial help!! Please
clip the blank on next page and send In
your subscription or donation.
Security Through Unity ThartkYou, Nisei Soldier!
"United we stand, divided we fall"
became the dogma of the American Revol-
utionists when the thirteen colonies ap-
peared to be torn by two patriotic
groups. This very same statement would
apply at any time. And, the JACL is
finding it true at the present time.
The Nisei are not ye,t considered an
assimilated group-we are the target
for continual discrimination and segre-
gation. The fact that we won the war
for tolerance and equality seems forgot-
ten in a world of conflict. This is the
time the Nisei need a champion of their
group. What more natural champion could
we find than the JACL?
The JACL is a nation-wide group, a
powerful pressure group if given the
chanoe. In many instances since evacua-
tion the JACL has valiantly stood for
the rights of Nisei. It has tried to
help rather than harm Japanese Americans.
The Nisei is not a free person, actu-
ally. So, when such people as Mike Mas-
aoka, Saburo Kido, Ben Kuroki, and even
A. L. Wirln spend all their time working
for the betterment of the Niseito make
Mary Suzuki on equal par with Jane Jones
then it is time for each Nisei "to
pitch in" and do his share.
Unquestionably, Nisei fighting men of
World War II established the most bril-
liant record of any unit in the US Army,
The gallantry and sheer heroism in com-
bat of the Nisei is written ineradicably
in blood.
When all persons of Japanese ancestry
in the United States were under a cloud
of suspicion during the early years of
the war, it was the dramatic and specta-
cular exploits of the Nisei soldiers on
the battlefronts that won for us general
acceptance thru out the country.
To show appreciation for that tremen-
dous service, more than 450 people from
all parts of the state gathered for the
testimonial banquet held on June 15th at
the Cosmopolitan hotel. A deeply moving
tribute in memory of the Nisei war dead
gave eloquent evidence that they shall
never be forgotten.
The war has now been over for a year;
the blood and thunder of battles are now
growing dim; the glamor of uniformed men
fades with problems'of peace. But, thru
this testimonial banquet, the Japanese
residents of Colorado have put on perma-
nent record our appreciation to all the
Nisei servicemen and veterans who served
during the World War II.
Members, active ones, are the essence
of the organization. Surely each member
could bring in just one more? Won't you
help? After all, we are all fighting
for one another, are we not?. ktk
fwst Ed/foma!
Vem/er ?ost Staff
Many of us are fond of quoting, and
agreeing with, a late humorist who coin-
ed the droll phrase about "knowing only
what he reads in the papers."
As an individual a day-to-day reading
diet perhaps suffices. But for an orga-
nization with Intelligent membership, we
beg to suggest that this diet is unbal-
anced .for lack of other ingredients mak-
ing up a well-rounded informational diet.
We have the entre to examine the
mechanism of our municipal government if
only we would take the initiative as re-
sidents of Denver and members of a rec-
ognized civic organization. Do we want
A better than readily available sketchy
information about our city playground
system in which we and our children par-
ticipate, particularly during the summer
month? Is our membership cognizant of
the city and state election rules? Are
we aware, for instance, that August 31
is the deadline for voters to register
for the primary election September 10?
How many of our members, incidentally',
are registered voters?
These questions merely serve to il-
lustrate the tacit invitation afforded
our members to seoure and study answers
to these and other civic question. To
do so is to make more meaningful the
membership in our organization. Acqui-
ring this taste for Inquisitiveness
stresses the point that membership in it
means more, perhaps, than merely parti-
cipating in its social activities.
Ours need not take the back seat to
any other chapter in the country with
respect to the leadership- quality of our
cabinet officers and their' awareness of
municipal and social practices affecting
our people.
One may say so of our membership, too,
with possibly a pausing acknowledgement
of our need to give unstinting support
co our chapter leaders in their effort
to make more vital the functional pro-
gram of our organization.
And we say again, "Thanks, Soldiers!"
We Need Kelp, CiHjens
Dr. T. Mayeda, local JACL president,
has explained the financial needs of the
local chapter in his column.
In addition to local needs, the Nat'l
headquarters of the JACL advises us that
the treasury is depleted and requests us
to fulfill our area quota of $8,000. We
have already sent to Nat'l $2,700, which
was raised by the IssCi financial drive,
under the leadership of Mr* T. Kako.
The Nisei drive is getting under way,
with George Furuta, chairman, aiming for
a $5,000 goal to be raised by the Nisei
of Denver and surrounding area.
In pre-war days, the Issei controlled
the purse strings, but with the develop-
ment Of Nisei businesses, we must assume
the burden of community activities. The
old order does change, and we Nisei must
be prepared to take over the responsibi-
lities of community welfare.
Under present arrangements with Nat'l
headquarters, the local chapter assumes
a specified quota of donations to main-
tain national offices in Salt Lake City.
Since Nat'l JACL works on a national ba-
sis and for long-range objectives, it is
assumed that donors desire to aid Nat'l
in Its work. However, in order to pro-
mote local interests, the Denver ohapter
retains a portion of local donations to
be used for the benefit of people in the
Denver area*
We strongly urge all of you Nisei to
support the local JACL and Nat'l in the
remendous work that is being done. Use
the blank on the next page to help your
JACL go over its quota!
Definition: A bachelor is a man who
wouldn't take "yes" for an answer.
(Family Circle)
Published monthly by the Denver
Chapter of the Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 615 E & C Bldg., Denver,
Colo. Telephone: CHerry 5990.
Editor: Katherine Kawamura
Staff: Rosa Higashi, Susie Hlrama,
' Dr. Takeshi Mayeda, Ben Miyahara, May
Sato, Saburo Tanl, Min Yaaui, Merijane
Pictures courtesy of Henry K. Yemada
^ and wllSilre studio* _______
DindUi mL'BuMetUi

JULY 15, 1946
Testimonial ^Banquet. -.
Continued from '-Payc1
Miss Ruby Yoshino, famed Nisei sopra-
no, sang three numbers amidst enthusias-
tic acclaim from her audience.
'Partial Scholarships
GhJen Tm ColoradoWomn
More than 1600 names of Colorado Ni-
sei servicemen and veterans were com-
piled by the Denver JACL office and were
printed In the souvenir program. There
were more than 150 veterans and service-
men attending the banquet as the honored
guests of the sponsoring groups*
Three community groups cooperated to
present the affair. They were the Cali-
fornia Street Community church, the Den-
ver JACL, and the Tri-State Young Budd-
hists association.
Two Colorado Nisei girls left for the
"Enoampment .for Citizenship" at River-
side, N.Y., this summer, each carrying
partial scholarships given by the Denver
JACL office.
Elsie Agari, graduating senior at DU,
and Tsuneko Tokuyasu, CSCE graduate ,
were accepted as Nisei representatives
for the summer retreat, which is taking
place from July 1 to Aug, 10. During
this time, they will study ways of work-
ing and living cooperatively with one an-
other regardless of race or religion.
first in Team and Individual
Denver's women bowling ceam copped
first place at the Chicago Nisei Invita-
tional Bowling Tournament, held in Chi-
cago on June 22 and 23. Masako Kojlma ,
a member of the team placed first In the
women's singles. Other Denver represen-
tatives on this winning team were: Elko
Watanabe, Lily Tanaka, Rosa Higashi and
Toshi Tahara.
A splendid movie on tolerance is be-
ing shown at the Telenews theatre, 1530
Welton Street, until July 16, Entitled
"Don't be a Sucker", the film is strong-
ly recommended by the National Confer-
ence of Christians and Jews, and locally
by the Denver unity Council.
In recommending this film, the NCCJ
writes: "This film portrays more graphi-
cally than articles or speeches the pen-
alty paid for intolerance. It also ex-
poses tragedies resulting from prejudice
and dramatically portrays that peoples
of the U.S. are and should continue to
be neighbors and friends and not members
of antagonistic groups.
Wr/n and Kido Obtain
Deportation Stay
Certain deportation cases were tempo-
rarily suspended through the efforts of
A,L. Wirin, special counsel for the JACL
and the ACLU, and' Saburo- Kido, former
national president of the JACL. Others,
who were active were Mike Masaoka, na-
tional JACL executive secretary, and Ben
Kurokl, famous air fighter of the second
World War.
All those attending the banquet were
invited to attend the Veterans Testimon-
ial danoe in the Silver Glade as guests
of the Denver JACL. Happy Logan's orch-
estra supplied the music for dancing.
Local Chapter Needs funds:
financial T>riUe 'Bequn
The Nisei financial fund drive began
July 1, said Chairman George Furuta. The
Denver chapter is sadly in need of funds
to operate Its office effectively. The
Denver office must also meet the budget
allotment for the national headquarters'
All Nisei JACL members are asked to
volunteer for soliciting and collecting
of money during the drive. Donations, or
gifts, will be received at the office.
The donations from idle Issel totaled
$2600. The Nisei group should top that,
Dr. T. Mayeda, president of Denver JACL,
JACL members who wish to make pledges
will find a handy form whioh they can
fill out and return to the JACL offloe.
The form can be found on this page.
3ouJ/ifto Toy wen
Conttnuad 2
Merljane YOkoe.
A bowling tournament dance, featur-
ing Idle champions of the contest, will
be given July 28 at the conclusion of a
weekend of activities. The Lincoln room
of the Shi rley- Savoy Hotel will be the
soene of the dance.
Prizes will be given to the winning
teams. These will be distributed during
the intermission of the dance.
Yoshtho Concert- TwmThHl
and Mrs, Genta Nakamura of Denver, pre-
sented Chopin's "Nocturne Opus 9, No. 2
and "Tambourin Chlnois" by Kreisler in a
delightful violin solo, accompanied by
her younger sister, Marjorie. Miss Naka*
mura is a student of Howard Reynolds of
Denver, and is a member of the Denver
Junior Symphony. She is a sopbmore at
the University of Denver.
The recital was sponsored by the Den-
ver JACL, the California St. Methodist
church, and the Tri-State YBL, as a part
of the Colorado Nisei Vets and Service-
men's Testimonial Banquet, held on June
15 in Denver.
Mi noruYasui Appointed to
National JACL'Position
Minoru Yasui, local Nisei attorney,
has been appointed National JACL Region-
al Representative by National President
Hito Okada, by and with the approval of
the National Board
Min Yasui will work out of the Tri-
State office, serving the states of Neb-
raska, Wyoming and Colorado. His head-
quarters will be Denver, where he main-
tains a law office in partnership with
Toshio Ando.
*7kc Dot/ from flebmska"
"The Boy from Nebraska", the story of
Ben Kuroki's life and his personal fight
against prejudice because he was of Jap-
anese ancestry will be ready for the pub-
lic on or about the first of October.
The National JACL has arranged with
txie author, Ben Kuroki to have the books
autographed personally for all those who
order through their looal chapters. Or-
ders for these autographed books will be
taken until Sept, 15, at the Denver JACL
office. The regular selling price of
this book is $2.50.
These men helped push certain legis-
lative bills into Congress. Two of the
bills are connected with the stay of de-
portation In one manner or another (all
aliens who participated in the U.S. war
effort will be given permanent residency
rights regardless of their present Immi-
gration status; stay of deportation for
those who entered the United States as
treaty merchants or whose deportation is
a great hardship to the family who are
legal resident in this country.
A temporary stay of deportation for
treaty merchants and hardship cases was
obtained' through the efforts of the JACL
leaders* At the present time, the men
are trying to rush the two bills'through
Do Mu JChou) Them ?
The following members addresses are
unknown. If anyone knows their where-
abouts, please advise the Denver Chapter
JACL office, 615 E & C Building, Den-
ver, Colorado, telephone CH 5990.
Mlki Fukushima
Mary Nlnomiya
Chimi Mayemura
James Nakai
Denver JACL Chapter
615 E & 0 Building
Denver 2, Colorado
I wish to subscribe to the DENVER JACL BULLETIN for one half year,
from July to December, 1946, at $.50 per subscription. Flease send
subscriptions to:
f~7 'I wish to (beoome) (renew) my 1946 JACL Membership
{1.50 for local Denver Chapter Membership
3.50 for Pacific Citizen subscription only
3.50 for P.C. subscription and Denver JACL
membership, combined.
$5.00 for Associated Membership, Nat'l JACL
f~7 I wish to make a donation to the Denver Financial Drive.$
Address: ________
Phone No: City: ^

JULY 15, 1946
the cooperation by the sponsoring groups
and the wide support by the community in
showing appreciation to Nisei vet! vers
encouraging signs for the future welfare
of the Japanese of Denver. .
ROSES TO. ... the people of the Pt.
Lupton and Longmont areas: FLOYD KOSHIO
and JIMMIE KANEMOTO oame thru with good
results on the sale of banquet tickets,
Littleton area, with HARRY IDA; Arkansas
valley with REV. EIZO SAKAMOTO; Atwood
with MR. A. YAMAHA; and the Keeneeburg
area with GEORGE MATSUOKA deserve extra
speoial oommendatioas. .
DENVER AREA. In the Denver area,
K. K. MIYAMOTO1e secretary ELSIE N0Y03HI
and DR. Y. ITO are also entitled to spe-
oial thanks. HARRY YAflARI of the Bussel
group and REV. K. SASAKI for the Method-
ist church turned in splendid results..
BRIGHTON and GREELEY areas were dis-
appointing in their lack of support.
assiduous work of the JACL offioe, more
taan 1,600 names of Nisei vets and sol-
diers were compiled, and printed In the
banquet program. The record of all Ni-
sei induoted from Colorado is now avail-
able to interested organizations. ...
Thanks to MITS KANEEO, booklet chairmAn,
and the clerical staff under supervision
... and all the people who sent In the
names of vets and soldiers. ,
ADD PEOPLE WHO WORKED for the suoosbs
Of the banquet: MRS. MARY NAKAMURA, MRS.
SHIBATA, who put in long hours at night
at the JACL offloes. also add the
charming hostesses who assisted at the
banquet. and many, many other peopls
too numerous to mention* .
DR. ISAMU OZAMOTO, came thru with
a splendid response on behalf of the men
who served during the war. HAEUKO
ZOBAYASHIe effeotive reading. HELEN
NAKAMURA'S beautifully played violin for
the tribute to the Nisei, war dead oaused
many people to have tears in their eyes,
so moving was her playing of "The Lord's
Prayer". And CLARA WATANABE'e clear
voioe,-leading the national anthem, oame
thru sweet and strong. ,
FINANCES. Financially, the spon-
soring organizations, the California St.
Methodist Ohuroh, the Tri-State YBI and
the JACL, sustained a #400 defioit,
More than 150 veterans and soldiers were
Invited free as guests*
Mr. and Mrs. John Masunaga
and friends
Prom left to right: Taki Domoto, Jr., Atsuyo Sakamoto and Dr. Yoshlo ito
Masako ^'akayoshi, Grace and Jaok Nods.
HOSTESSES: 1st row: Uiyorl Kuroda, Merijane Yokoe, Rosa Higashi, Alioe
Kaneko, May Furuta, May Sato; 2nd row: Kathleen Takahashi, Graoe Noda,
Bessie Matsuda, Phoebe Sasano, Sazy Iwshashi, Lillian Nishikawa, Miohi
Terasakl, and Amy Miura.
Rosa Higashi and Deisuke Okuno Prom left to right; Daisuke Okuno,
Ed Matsuda, Merijane Yokoe, and George

JULY 15, 1946
DewiecNiseiElecied. io
DUC Executive Council
Min Yasui, representative of the Den*
ver JACL, was chosen to serve on the ex-
ecutive board of the Denver Unity Coun-
cil at a meeting, June 12.
The Denver Unity Council, which has
been cooperating with various racial
groups In the city in abolishing discri-
minatory practices, also chose a new ca-
binet for the coming year. The Very Rev.
Dean Paul Roberts Is the outgoing presi-
dent. The new cabinet consists of:
Charles Graham, president; Mrs. Earl
Arndt, first vice president; Prudence
Bostwick, second vice president; Elliot
Braine, third vice president; E. J. Wit-
telshofer, fourth vice president; Dr.
Clarence F. Holmes, treasurer; and Miss
Louise Evans, executive secretary.
Other members on the executive board
are Rudolph Cook, Eunice Dolan, Alphonse
Esquibel, Msgr. John R. Mulroy, Helen L.
Peterson, and Robert C. Wade.
Mm. Jfakarrtuta or) OTA
Mrs. Mary Nakamira, member cf the Com-
munity Service Volunteer Group for OPA,
wired Senators Johnson and Mllliken of
Colorado to preserve OPA. Mrs. Nakamura
has served on the Volunteer Group for
more than 2 years last past. The group
is headed by Mrs. T. C. Cunningham.
Act I: Enter Ye Olde Bird (played by
the Stork)
Mr. and Mrs. Ken Osajima are the very
proud parents of a bouncing, healthy boy
named Glenn Ken, who weighed in at seven
pounds, two ounces, at the St. Anthony
Hospital, June 13.
Mr. and Mrs. Jiro Tani were gifted
with a bundle from heaven, whom they
have decided to call Kohjl "Stinkie".
Kohji was born May 7 at the Mercy Hospi-
tal and weighed four pounds, fourteen
Michael entered the life of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Arlki, May 7, Coincidental
to be sure, but this babe was also born(
at the Mercy Hospital. He was a seven
pounds, nine ounce bundle for the happy
Act II: Enter the Minister
Mr. Robert Uyeda married Miss Mabel
Inouye in a simple, but beautiful wedd-
ing ceremony, June 23, and left almost
immediately for Lake Tahoe and the Red-
woods country on their honey-moon.
Miss Masako Yamaguchi was -married to
Mr. Yoshikazu Nakayama at the Denver
Buddhist Church, June 30. The couple
went to visit hometowns, Alameda and
Guadalupe, Calif., on their honeymoon.
Fif teen Girls Comprise
The NWAA ALL-STARS have entered the
Class B girls* softball league of Denver.
The All-Stars squad is composed of 15
girls, picked from the 6 teams of the
Although the All-Stars lost one game
In the series, they still have a chance
to cop the championship cup.
The roster for the NWAA All-Stars in-
clude: Rosa Higashi, Alyce Kumada, Sets
Mayeda, Mary Tada, Sets Kobayashl, Gr.
Sharks; Nancy Ito, Beth Sato, Virginia
Ito, Sumi Tashiro, Emi Katagiri, Dolly
Sato, Joe's Jewelers; Grace Tsujisaka,
Sets Maeda, Mary Shitamoto, Jr. Misses;
and Nobl Umekubo, Gamma Rhos.
The NWAA All-Star team is coached by
Jiro Tani and Geo. Ochikubo. Mrs. Meri-
Jane Yokoe is the NWAA advisor, and Emi
Katagiri is the NWAA president.
All members of the All-Star team are
resplendantly dressed in striking uni-
forms of brown and white striped pedal
pushers topped by brown Jersey "T"
shirts. The generosity of the various
Denver merchants made possible the well
dressed team.
The Denver Bulletin refutes a state-
ment made in its last issue concerning
the engagement of Beatrice Kalhara to A1
Takata, The engagement was not announced
at the home of Miss Kalhara's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Fred I. Kalhara, but at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. T. Ito.
June is not only the month for brides
but also the time when mortar boards and
gowns come out of hiding. There were
quite a few from our ''bunch" who decided
they had had enough school for a while
(or was the school tired of'seeing them?)
and brought home their sheepskins--some-
one had the audacity to complain that
theirs looked like blue parchment with
Latin words, and who could read that
read language?
Well, Helen Tanaka finished off in
medical technology from the University
of Colorado, as did that debonair young
gentleman, Sammy Amemlya, with a B. A.
Also, handsome George Uyemura came home
from Kansas City from dental school and
proceeded to get his DDS --- by pass
proceeded to get his DDS -by passing
state board. He sez he's scheduled for
a hitch in the army, though. Two I know
of who weren't in a hurry to finishJoe
Uesrura of DC and True Shibata of CU, who
are both waiting 'til sometime in August*
Say, I almost forgot Neva Inouye, gradu-
ating from DU.
Dukie and company were two sad sacks
after yours truly and company led a mer-
ry chase (like the knights of old)
throughout the countryside on a bunch of
the swiftest horsesl No, we weren't
sore at all. ....
The lucky Bussei boys left Denver at
6 a.m. one fine Sunday morning for Rocky
Ford and a couple of baseball games (won
both of them, too) and barely got baok
the next morning at 4:30 a.m. But what
they didn't do in the meantime! Nobody
was stewed, but they were fed like kings
(everything on the house) and even had a
daqtoe in their honor.
Steady couple, and cute, around town
is Roy Nitta and Terry Tatsukawa. .And
Yosh Nakayama goes around with stars In
his eyes, and wouldn't you if Mas Yama-
guchi were to be your bride? ... It is
rumored that Tak Hamas is still holding
the torch for Nul, who went back to San
Francisco. .
Home again after a "long time no see"
were: Joe Ariki, a very recent graduate
of Otterbeln college In Ohio; Mits Mura-
kami, home for a summer's respite from
the University of California at Berkeley
and Floyd Tanaka, who received his dis-
charge from the Army very recently.
Junior Counsellor
True Shibata, graduating senior from
the University of Colorado, hm applied
as a junior counsellor for the YWCA camp
on Lookout Mountain for this summer. Io
the YWCA program, inter-racial relation-
ships ar# being eneouraged in recreation
and cultural fields. Jean Morten, YWCA
representative, requests that more Nisei
apply for next year's summer camp, which
begins July, 1947.

JULY 15, 1946

bif 1PEEIK-A-B>
So we missed a few names from our in-
fanticipating list but here we are try-
ing to make the list complete* Doc Stork
is certainly on his toes CLEM OYAMA'S,
Who's caught the biggest fish? Be-
lieve that our MAYOR GEORGE FURUTA still
tops them followed by FRANK TORIZAWA. But
have you heard MITS KANEKO and PETE FURU-
TA? Here are the statistics as given by
MITS caught 12 trouts and that's the
limit. Smallest one 15 Inches, largest
19^ Inches and the average of all 12 (vou
cant prove it by me) was 18^ inches.
Wonder if the boys include a tape measure
along with their fishing equipment. If
you can top this haul let us know.
BERNICE OHASHI gave a pre-nuptial
shower for GRACE KfiSHIO who will become
the bride of JACK NAKAGAWA. Among those
GRACE KOSHIO. A compliment, BERNICE, but
*tis said that the refreshments were WON-
Speaking of wonderful food have you
tried the CATHAY POST dining room? Salads
are super too take it from MARGE SHIBA-
CHARLES IWASHITA (Universal Food) cal
a business trip to Los Angeles while JOHN
URA8E kept the home fires burning.
An orchid to EIKO NATANABE for her
untiring work with the METHODIST choir.
How about a rooting section to sup-
port the NWAA ALL STAR games? Games are
and ED DORSETT are coaching the girls and
even If they say so themselves its a
darn good team.
Wedding bells should be near for MORI
SHIBATA* Don't say we didn't tell you.
DICK KUNISHIMA dropped in on us. He
is returning to Hew Jersey after an
tended trip to Los Angeles. It's tougi
trying to reoruit labor for Seabrock
Farms could use more so anyone inter-
ested go east son. Another visitor
among us is JOE (Deacon) YAMAMOTO frcm
Chicago recently discharged from the
Army. If you ever get a chance ask him
- how come the Deacon?
Here's a challenge we have a sort-
ball team In town composed of -the follow-
men's team averaging equal number of
years in age are welcome to a game. How
about the DIRECTOR'S getting up a team?
Should be almost an even match.
sentimental goops are they? Well-pray
do tell--what are men?
Just to settle an argument CLEM
OYAMA by popular vote from those that
know how he is charged with being the top
GIN RUMMY player. Have you ever watched
LUCY TAGUCHI play with her ever serious
look? and don't let Uits KANEKO eatch
up with you he's been trying to get
back some points for the last month -
that he lost to MIN YASUI. At least he's
game will take on anyone.
WantA know who done did the beautiful
floral arrangements at the Veterans Ban-
quet? Twas gorgeous LOTTIE HARTNETT
owner of the EXCLUSIVE FLORISTS. Ths
tables looked almost as beautiful as
War Hero Ben Kuroki
Visits Sister in Venter ,
On Vacation Tour of West
Famous &x-Sgt. Ben Kuroki was again a
visitor in Denver last month. He was a
house-guest of his sister, Mrs. Beatrice
Mayeda, for a week. Now on vaoation for
a month, he is taking a well-earned rest
from his special JACL work in connection
with his "59th Mission" against intoler-
ance In America.
Enroute west, accompanied by Mike M.
Masaoka, Nat'l JACL Secty., Kuroki was a
delegate to the AVC national convention
at Des Moines, la. He reported that his
name was placed in nomination for elec-
tion to the national policy board of the
AVC, but later withdrawn.
Kuroki said that his book, which re-
lates his war experiences as a gunner in
bombers over Europe and Japan, entitled
"The 8oy from Nebraska," is finally com-
plete, and has been eent to the publish-
ers. It is expected that the book will
be released for distribution sometime in
the fall of this year.
True Shitata and Min Yasu i ..
Active JACL MembersHdiet/e
AAm'Btwer afTBS Vances
During the absence of Arllne Brauer,
YPS advisor at the YWCA, the Denver JACL
Chapter supplied chaperones for their
Thursday night dances.
JACL members who complied with the
request wares Mr. and Mrs. Yank Honda,
Dr. and Mrs. T. Kobayashi, Dr. and Mrs.
T. Mayeda, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Noda, and
Mr. and Mrs. Y. Terasakl.
Return Postage Guaranteed
The Denver Chapter JACL
615 B. A C. Building
Denver 2. Colorado

A Little
by ~1f>t dui/etiffeen
Learn a little to forget
Life was once a feast;
You aren't fit for dying yet,
So don't be a beast.
MAC SRINTANI, the* wandering wolf from
Chicago was en route to Hawaii scheduled
to sail on the S3 Lurllne which left 8F
on May 31st, but was still In Denver at
latest reports. He eertalnly recognises
the best looking gals quickly: ROSA for
the Cathay Post dance, KATIE for the Bob
Hope show, BESSIE for the Vets banquet,
and plenty of others. MAC is a Nisei GI
who spent 4 years in the army, and even-
tually hit the German lines on VE dayj
COL. JAMES M. HANLEY Is a smooth dan-
cer, so ses MERIJANE YOKOE. The colonel
and petite iMERIJANE were a pleasing con-
trast of height and color, with the tall
colonel towering over her and dressed In
the olive drab uniform of an officer.
Also seen-at the JACL dance after the
testimonial banquet were DR. and MRS. T.
MAYEDA stepping fancy with their newly-
acquired Arthur Murray techniques; SUMl
IMATAN1 looking demure and charming with
her tremendous red straw hat, and hubby
JIMMIE somewhere in background; tall and
lanky TAK TERASAKI still spouting poetry
to wife MICHI; DR. Y. ITO (the younger)
squiring ATSU SAKAMOTO, looking sweet In
her new all-white outfit.
Add Busseia who Joined our JACL dance
after the banquet: HARRY YANARI who did
an effective Job on the program; FLOYD
KOSHIO of Ft. Lupton, paying tribute to
Nisei vets: KAZ and SALLY SAKAMOTO, the
active Buseei social leader; REVEREND
and MRS. N. TSUNODA. and many others.
Genial GEORGE FURUTA and MAY, -graci-
ZAWA, lending dignity to the occasion.
Lil Doc Ito (YOSHIO ITO, DDS) has in-
stalled an additional chair to keep up
with bis expanding dental practice. But
big Doc Ito (T. ITO, DDS) is keeping up
his big-brother supremacy by installing
a THIRD dental chair in his offices in
the Florence building.
Our Prexy, DOC MAY (T. MAYEDA, DDS),
enjoyed an Informal birthday party June
5tb at his home. The old boy is getting
on the shady side of 30, but still man-
ages to pull teeth, go bowling despite a
lame baek, and take golf prises.
Sec. 662, P.L. A*