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VOL. .1 NO. 4
Denver, Colorado
AUGUST 15, 1946
At the August monthly meeting of the
Denver JACL cabinet, it was unanimously
decided to aohedule an Important and Im-
pressive general meeting of the Denver
JACL chapter, during mid-September.
It was proposed to obtain Palmer Hoyt
of the Denver Post as the featured guest
speaker. Palmer Hoyt worked with 0W1,
during the war years, and prior to then,
was editor of "The Oregonian," in Port-
land, Oregon. Hoyt is liberal In his
attitudes towards minority groups, and
this Influence is reflected in today*s
Denver Post.
Following a principal speech by the
featured speaker, and after routine mat-
ters of organisation are disposed of, a
gala social party, which will appeal to
all, will be staged under the chairman-
ship of George Furuta.
Naturalisation. 'Bill
Introduced in. Conqms
Mike H. Masaoka, executive secretary
of the JACL, reported from Washington,
D.C., that the Japanese naturalisation
bill has been Introduced In Congress in
the closing days of the last session.
The bill was Introduced by Delegate
Joseph R. Farrington of Hawaii, In the
House of Representatives, and is desig-
nated as HR 7128. Altho no congression-
al action could be taken before adjourn-
ment, opportunity for public education
now exists, and will be undertaken by
the new Anti-Disoriminatlon Committee of
the JACL.
Nay Sato, secretary of the Tri-State
JACL office, resigned on July 15th. She
has returned to her former home town of
Sacramento, California. Ikuko Onlshi ,
formerly of Gardena, California has been
appointed the new JACL offioe secretary.

CHiCAt* SAiriAtd c/rt, .
Joans re At
A full calendar of activities for the
fall months has been proposed, including
a carnival and bazaar for Hallows*en, a
social .party for the Thanksgiving season
and a semi-formal ball for Christmas.
On the more serious side, Roy Takeno
-continued on page 3-
Yoshiko ATiki, chairman of Mem-
bership Committee, announces that
Denver JACL 1s the largest chapter
in the U.S.
Denver JACL has, to date, 327 ac-
tive members. Other cities, accord-'
ing to rank, in JACL membership, are
as follows:
Salt Lake City ... 205
New York......... 142
Los Angeles........100
Eunice Kumagal, crowned Queen of
the NICC at the "Moonlight Fantasy"
ball at the Shirley-Savoy on August
4th. See story on Page 3.
Reports i970 Collected
In Financial *DridL-
George Furuta, chairman of the Nisei
Financial Drive, announced that during
the month of July $970.00 was collected.
Nisei pledges yet to be collected amount
to $1,500.00
Nisei donors and amounts contributed
during July to the Denver JACL are as
Dr. Takeshi Mayeda. .
Modern Food Products Co
Mrs. I. Moriyama (nee Kako)
Dr. Howard Suenaga. .
Minoru Yasui........
Ping and George .
George R. Ohashl. .
Granada Fish Market .
Dr. Yoshio Ito. .
Nr. and Mrs. Toshlo Ando
True Shlbata........
Dr. T. Ito..........
Dr. George J. Kubo. .
Dr. Frank Giannangelo
Total: ....
____ 5.00
The Denver JACL cabinet voted to re-
tain $500 at present for current office
expenses and to transmit the balance to
National Headquarters of the JACL for
national JACL projects.
Furuta emphasized that donations to
the JACL are deductible from income tax
returns, and urged that generous contri-
butions be made for this worthy cause.
Indemnification 'Bill
Passed Senate:
'Rejected Bq Mouse
During the last week of the congress-
ional session, JACL headquarters in Salt
Lake City advised the Tri-State JACL of-
fice that the evacuation claims bills In
both the Senate and House Judiciary com-
mittees had been passed, and that Imme-
diate support was necessary in order to
have Congress act favorably on this im-
portant measure.
In the Senate, SB 2127 was passed but
in the House, Rep. Clare Engle of Cali-
fornia was successful In blocking consi-
deration of the companion house bill, HR
The evacuation Indemnification bills
would provide for the setting up of a 3-
man commission to hear claims of damages
for evacuation losses. It would limit
claims to $2,500. Altho these bills did
not pass in this session of Congress, It
appears that prospects for favorable ac-
tion in the next session are excellent.
Sen Kunokj Marries
Shiqeru 7anabe in Idaho
Ben Kurokia marriage to Shlgeru Ta-
nabe of Pocatello, Idaho, was announced
recently. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.
Kuroki of Hershey, Nebraska and Dr. and
Mrs. T. Mayeda attended the wedding held
August 9 in Pocatello. Ben Kuroki is
the famed Nisei war veteran who has been
fighting against racial discrimination.
Three Utah teams have already accept-
ed the invitations proferred to them for
the first Denver Nisei Invitational
Bowling tournament, which will be held
in Denver, Aug. 17 and 18, at the Denver
Recreational Bowling alleys.
In addition to the Utah bowlers will
be the teame from other Western and Mid-
western cities and states. Denver, too,
will be amply represented in team and In
Like the denouement of a thrilling
play, the Pin Toppler's Hop will ollmax
the two-day's activities. Victorious
teams and individuals will be rewarded
for their efforts, and dancing has been
scheduled in the Sliver Glade of the
Cosmopolitan Hotel, Aug. 18, with Happy
Logan and his orchestra furnishing the
Members of the Utah teams, who have
registered for the tournament are Larry
Tajiri, Dr. Jun Kurumada, Makl Kaizumi,
Doug Ogata, Shozo Hirazumi, Kaoru Honda,
Tad Sako, George Klshlda, Hlto Okada,
and Mr. Sakashlta.
One of the Denver teams will be known
as the Denver Pin Topplers. This team
Is composed of such old-timers as Moon
-continued on page 3-

AUGUST 16, 1046
top fRTTTfC onrnm
Last month, in this column, X pointed
out the essential financial needs of the
Denver JACL Chapter.
Annually, we need a minimum of $1,500
to maintain our regular office, to carry
on routine organizational work, and to
take care of monthly office expenses.
During the month of July, the finance
committee conducted our financial drive,
for the Nisei, and netted some $600 for
the chapter. This amount is consider-
ably short of the minimum requirements
for a year's operations.
George Furuta, the genial genius of
finance for the local chapter, has been
chiefly instrumental in the collection
of funds in the Nisei financial drive.
He has given generously of his time and
talents, so that at least enough funds
would be available to maintain offioes
in Denver.
But it is obvious that no one man can
conduct an entire financial drive alone.
George Furuta has done a splendid job on
the Nisei drive thus far, but we cannot
expect him to do the whole job himself.
We know that people will not contri-
bute without being personally solicited
for donations. In order to make an ef-
fective canvass, we shall need at least
5 teams of JACL solicitors, to make the
rounda in the Japanese section and col-
lect donations for the JACL. We need at
least 10 individuals who can give about
three hours of their time for this pur-
"The time has oome," wrote Lewis Car-
roll several score years ago; b\*t today,
politicians are repeating those selfsame
words as they maroh to party conventions
and ballot boxes.
And the time has come when voting is
no longer systematic and approved, but
causes strife, with bloodshed. People
are disconsolate now; they have nothing
to cling to. Graft takes the place of
simulated democracy, and yet, ironically
the battle for peace is being waged in
People are anxious for seourityone
of the things they sacrificed during the
war. The war Is over, but instead of
security, the nation finds itself living
each day in fear, wondering what is to
come next.
International problems of peaoe seem
remote to us. But solution of world Is-
sues- affect our every-day lives. Inter-
national affairs are Influenced by our
participation In domestic politics.
And so the time has come, when all
citizens should exercise the right they
are entitled to--the right to vote. Bach
vote counts. Nisei votes are Just as va-
lid as their white brothers-they need no
longer be afraid. Afraid that angry cit-
izens might mob them, afraid that their
very homes might be taken away.
So register now? and vote at the next
election. It is important....ktk
"Outstanding among all of these endea-
vors which have been received by Nation-
al Headquarters is the gay, informative,
and attractive 'Denver JACL Bulletin.'
Printed in offset, with cartoons and
cuts galore, this four page monthly fea-
tures informal heads and striking makeup.
The editor is Katherine Kawamura, with a
staff composed of Dr. Takashi Mayeda,
Ben Miyahara, May Sato, Saburo Tani, Min
Yasui, Merijane Yokoe, and Rosa Higashi."
Reprint from JACL REPORTER. July 1946
There's nothing quite so brash as de-
scending among strangers and waxing cri-
tical of their ways. But more in wonder
than in criticism, we ask:
Why do so many Denver Nisei sopamble
Japanese words and phrases into their
English language conversation!
Having lived for almost three years
in a midwest community where none of the
handful of Niael spoke anything exoept
straight English In public, Denver's bi-
lingual palaver is strikingly evident.
The transition within a sentence from
English to Japanese seems to be accomp-
lished with no more effort than it takes
to shift gears in a 1946 car. Here's an
example we ran into recently:
"Well, when I was coming home on the
bus, the tonarl no obason said to me..."
We missed the rest because we became so
fascinated by the effortless changeover.
And mouthfuls like this aren't uncom-
mon: "You know that woman who lives up
the street, ano selno takal akal kaml
no hlto, well she..."
You get the point. You've probably
heard examples like these a dozen times,
and perhaps you speak like that yourself.
Why do some Nisei, many of whom never
have been to Japan, apeak this strange
jargon? Is it unconscious habit?. la
their command of the l&glish language so
restricted that they find it easier to
slip into Japanese when they can't seem
to stumble on the right word?
At any rate, it might be well to re-
member that the Nisei world of December
6, 1941, slipped into the realm of for-
gotten things long ago. Bera-bera nlhon-
go in public may be cute, but it doesn't
sound too good.
We need helpl Call me personally, or
the JACL office if you can volunteer for
this extremely important function.
Earlier this spring, the Issei finan-
cial drive, to aid- the JACL, was carried
on by a group of public-spirited lsseis.
Mr. T. Kako, prominent and enthusiastic
supporter of the JACL, spear-headed and
organized the Issei drive.
The lsseis raised a total of :2,600
in the Denver area, which sum has been
transmitted to Nat'l H* already, for use
of the Nat'l JACL in a national program.
At the time that the Issei report was
made, the Niseis, speaking thru George
Furuta, our finance chairman, boasted to
the Issei that the Nisei of Denver would
surpass the Issei contributions. We had
pledges amounting to $3,500; and we then
challenged the lsseis to match us. Eut,
our showing to date makes us rather a-
vVe must make a better showing or hang
our heads in shame. I appeal to all our
members to help us make good our boast
to the Issei, either by sending in your
donations or volunteering your services
to go out to solicit contributions.
At the time of the Nat'l Convention,
the Denver area was assigned a o.uota of
$8,000. We are still $5,000 short of
that goal. Let's all pull together, and
try to meet our quota, so that Nat'l can
continue its nation-wide programs.
JACL'S immediate past job was to work
for restoration of rights and privileges
which persons or Japanese ancestry en-
joyed prior to the outbreak of war and
the evacuation from the west coast. in
the main, these objec-
tives have been won.
JACL's immediate
concern and interest
is an intensive cam-
paign to search out
and eliminate every
discriminatory law and
policy wherever it may
be found. Since these
discriminatory prac-
tices were in effect
before December v, 1941, their elimina-
tion or repeal would result in a better,
healthier and freer Nisei community ----
far surpassing our pre-war status.
Nationally, we are committed to three
major legislative endeavors, in addition
to many minor legislative matters. We
make constant representations to govern-
mental agencies for the solution of pro-
blems which confront Japanese Americans
in the United States, and have submitted
many statements of the situation as con-
ditions ohange for the Nisei in America.
Major legislative items are: (1) Con-
gressional action eliminating discrimin-
atory features of the immigration and
naturalization laws, (2) enactment of
the so-called evacuation claims bill,
and (3) passage of bills which would put
Japanese deportees on the same basis as
other immigrant groups.
In addition to a legislative program,
JACL is conducting a nation-wide public
information and education campaign so as
to acquaint the general public at large
with the unique problems and common as-
pirations of all persons of Japanese an-
cestry, who want to become good American
residents and citizens. JACL carries on
this program by participation in nation-
al projects of various minority groups,
by participating in activities of civic
and patriotic organizations, by speaking
to the American people thru the medium
of meetings, personal interviews, over
the radio, thru newspapers and magazine
articles, by taking advantage of every
opportunity for good public relations.
Summed up, JACL's objectives are the
same as those of all Nisei who are con-
cerned in making reality the sacrifices
and achievements of their fellow soldier
comrades in battle a better and more
secure and a happier life for themselves
and their posterity in America.
r- Duu)vl lEnTBuItefai -\
Published monthly by Che Denver
chapter of the Japanese American
Citizen's League, 615 E & C Building,
fienver, Colo. Telephone: CH 5990.
Editor: Katherine Kawamura
Staff: Rosa Higashi, Bessie Matsu-
da, Dr. Takashi Mayeda, Ben Miyahara*
True Shibata, Saburo Tani, Min Yasui,
Merijane Yokoe.
Fotoa courtesy of Wllshlre Studio.

AUGUST 15, 1946
bif -tin EitJ/eNfleer*
July eighth nineteen
forty alx started limbing
red rooks early this afternoon
with katle eiji eml and sab
(apologies to archy)
Contestants In Queen oonteet of the NICC "Moonlight Fantasy" ball, reading from
left to right: True Shlbata, Nellie Kawahata, Joyce Chiba, Rose Shlramleu, and
Eunice Kumagal. See story below.
Cathay Poet 185, Japanese and Chinese
American vets of World War XI, dedicated
its memorial home at 2015 Market Street,
Aug. 1, In a special service attended by
civio .and Legion leaders.
The only veterans organisation In the
United States 'Composed of Japanese and
Chinese Americans joined together In one
Post under one leadership, Cathay Post
carries on community activities. At the
present time, they have a baseball team
in the Old Timers1 League and sppnsor a
bowling league. In addition, the house
contains a restaurant serving American
and Chinese dishes.
Among the personages participating in
the dedication services were: Benjamin
C. Hilliard, American Legion Post No. 1;
the Rev. N. Tsunoda; Miss Sue Taklmoto,
Nisei songstress; Mayor Benjamin F. Sta-
pleton; Governor John C. Vivian; Rev. K.
Sasaki; and Milton Shrednik, well-known
orchestra leader.
Officers are: William C. Chin, com-
mander; Harry E. Kawasaki, senior vice-
commander; Eugene Lung and Henry T. Tsu-
chlyama, junior vice-commanders; Gilbert
ff. Woo, finance officer; Edward L. Chin,
adjutant; Henry E. Saiki, chaplain; Shl-
geo G. Teraji, athletic officer, Jerry
Fujikawa, historian; Yoshlc G. Kanegai,
service officer; and Joe Lung and Dong
Wal Fong, sergeants-at-arms.
Vedisse 'Path 'Picnic*
Dec!a ted -A) Success
On July 21, more than 100 enthusias-
tic JACLers enjoydd an outing at Dedisse
Park, under the chairmanship of Bessie
Matsuda, and assisted by Yank Honda and
George Nakayama. Dr. and Mrs. .Timmy guchi, Yurlko Nogami, Mltsu Sugano and
many other girls assisted in the prepa-
ration of the eats.
'P/an. 7a 11 Adi'Jifi&s -..
-continued from page 1-
and Bill Hosokawa were appointed to head
the Political Information committee, to
acquaint the general membership of JACL
with the Issues and candidates involved
In this fall's elections. Mits Kaneko,
head of public relations, is working on
organisation of a JACL speaker's bureau.
The Tri-State office is compiling infor-
mation and suggestions with respect to
Important legislative matters before the
Congress of the United States which will
affect persons of Japanese ancestry.
Cabinet offioers at the August meet-
ing of the Denver JACL were: Dr. Takashl
Mayeda, Pres.; Min Yasui, 1st V.Pres.;
Yoshlko Arlkl, 2nd V.Pres.; Mits Kaneko,
3rd V.Pres.; and Jack Noda, Treasurer.
Attending the meeting as members of the
President's executive council were: Geo.
Furuta, Chrmn of Financial Drive; Bill
Hosokdwa, Co-Chrmn of Political Informa-
tion committee, and Miss True Shlbata,
tetaporary secretary for the oabinet.
Eunice Kumaqai Chosen*
Colomdo Queen atNlCCS
Climaxing the summer season of social
events was the Nisei Intermountain Col-
legiate conference semi-formal ball, the
"Moonlight Fantasy." Miss Eunice Kuma-
gal, a vacationing student from Colorado
State College at Fort Collins, was cho-
sen Colorado Nisei queen at the dance,
which was given in the Lincoln Room of'
the Shirley-Savoy Hotel, August 4.
Selected for beauty, the five queen
candidates were Joyce Chiba, Eunice Kum-
agal, Nellie Kawahata, True Shlbata, and
Rose Shlramlzu. Candidates were chosen
by the members of the yiCC coordinating
committeeGeorge Masunaga, Dr. and Mrs.
T. Mayeda, Rev. and Mrs. K. Sasaki, and
Minoru Yasuiand were tapped by ushers
Yank Honda, Ted Inouye, Roy Irltani, Geo.
Nakayama, Nobe Uchlda, and Sam Ushlo.
NICC President, Ted Inouye, crowned the
Winning the championship in Class B.
of the. Girls' League gave the victorious
NWAA All-Stars a promotion in the middle
of the season. The All-Stars are now
playing in Class A of the city softball
The Nisei girls received awards for
amassing five wins and no losses during
the first round of the Class B contest.
The team started in the second round of
Class A with no wins or losses and will
play on a percentage basis.
Mrs. I. Morlyama, the former Toshiko
Kako of Denver, prior to her marriage in
New York, donated $100 to the JACL. Her
father, Mr. T. Kako, prominent supporter
of the JACL, expressed his approval of
this contribution, suggesting that all
future Nisei marriages follow the Issei
custom of memorializing marriages. In-
stead of having elaborate and expensive
receptions, substantial donations should
be made to worthy organizations such as
the JACL, which work for the benefit of
all the Japanese in the United States.
loaai -Nospifati Vesices
Nisei Volunteers
Mr. Louis Roth of the National Jewish
Hospital has requested the JACL office
to find Nisei volunteer workers who will
.help at the hospital, in carrying trays
to patients and generally assisting in
the hospital routine.
Any Nisei who desire to aid in public
welfare work are urged to call Ur. Roth
at EA 1881 or the JACL office at CH 5990
for further information.
When Eiji Tanabe, administrative as-
sistant at Nat'l HQ, flew Into town from
Chicago on the last leg of his speaking
tour, a delegation went out to the air-
port to meet him in order to give the
feminine touch, Katie Kawamura and Eml
Katagiri went along with Saburo Tanl and
the Tri-State JACL representative.
But the pay-off was when they dragged
Eljl and Sab out to Red Rocks, where the
girls proceeded to clamber high into the
rocks, leaving the men puffing and blow-
ing like steam engines, far behind them.
"Just like mountain-goats" sez Eiji when
asked his opinion of Denver glrlsl
That night, Larry Tajiri, editor of
the Pacific Citizen, also flew Into town
from New York where he had gone to- cover
the story of the homecoming of the 442nd
boys. His plane was delayed, so he met
with the boys at Doc Mayeda1s home until
3:00 ayem.
Saburo Kldo, past Nat'l prexy, came
thru town the next morning, en route to
Nashville, Term., where he delivered the
summary of Nisei problems to "Institute
on Race Relations." It was like en old
week for JACL big shots.
Merljane Yokoe has been in the hospi-
tal the past week for an operation. Best
wishes for a speedy recovery, Merijanei
Nisei ^efresented
AN lntewae/a/ Ca/np
Five racial groups were represented
at the Interracial camp which was held
at the Beth-Eden camp in Coal Creek can-
yon, Aug. 10 and 11. Miss Kazue Uyeno
was chairman for the camp.
Selecting "Symphony of Brotherhood"
for the theme of the two-day conference,
the Interracial camp discussed coopera-
tive living and brotherhood with Nisei,
Negroes, Hlspano, Caucasian and Chinese
in attendance. Discussion groups were
led by members of the Lisle Fellowship
team, which is made up of people of var-
ious occupations, religions, and colors.
Eiji Tanabe, national administrative
assistant at headquarters, was featured
at an Issei meeting, chaired by Saburo
Tanl on July 8th. Tanabe discussed the
legislative objectives of the JACL with
the more than 35 Issei present. Messrs.
Iwahashl and Agari reported of their ap-
plication for naturalization papers at
the local Denver immigration offices.
continued from page 1-
Kataoka, George Takeuchi, Hooch Okamura,
Frank Ota, and Doc Mayeda.
Nick Yonede and Moon Kataoka, present
and past champions, will be vying for
another title this year. Nick Yoneda
has been hitting an average above 190
for each game he has played in the JACL
Mixed Foursomes league.
President Dr. T. Mayeda, of the local
chapter, announced the following sched-
ule for the two-day contest:
4:00 p.m. Mixed doubles
6 7p.m. Intermission
7:30 p.m. Team matches, men and women
107<5 12 -1 p.m. intermission
1:30 p.m. Doubles, men and women
4:00 p.m. Singles, men and women
10:00 p.m. Pin Topplers' Hop

(Editor's Note: Due to the Illness of
Peek-a-Boo, her column is being ghosted
by a guest columnist.)
That touch of TEXAS in Denver is the
KAWAHATA sisters now vacationing here*
JACK NODA has been breezing in, about
and thru California, Chicago, Detroit*
And talking about a bull in a china shop
JACK was the only male, over five years
old, i.e*, for the mommies brought their
children, at the CORNELIAN picnic at the
City Park.
ring sometime in November?
The KEN OTSUNOMIYA's lately*of Denver
have done It again: another girl, Elaine
Lyn* Then the SAU HADA's had a baby boy
Byron Eugene in Detroit.
We're still trying to make that in-
fanticipating list complete there are
SOT. WILLIAM HIRATA stopped en route
to California at the oft-visited 0N0-
YORIMOTO menage.
The Most Interesting arrival in town
is the beauteous Italian bride, IRENE,
of CAPT. ROY FUTAMATA. They're staying
recently held a reception in their honor
at their home.
Big-Time Legionnaires and town "big
shots" hi-lighted the recent CATHAY POST
JAMBOREE* They're being well-represented
at the State Annual Legion Convention at
Trinidad. ... And, three of the Cathay
NIMJRA, are playing in the Old Timers'
Semi-Pro All-Star Team. And by the
way, have the DIRECTORS done anything a-
bout their decrepit but funny ball team?
Petite MERIJANE YOKOE has been laid
up at Presbyterian Hospital. Speedy
recovery, Merljane.
JOHN URABE is recruiting Interested
golf pupils women of course! And none
were first on his list.
KEN OSAJIMA left for Los Angeles on e
short trip; he didnt stay longer than
a week, but placed many a long-distance
call to his cute lil wire, Emi, waiting
at home with their new son, Glenn Ken.
'Tie a pity there were no sound re-
corders to catch GEORGE FURUTA napping
on tiie slopes of Dedlsse at the recent
JACL pichlc. It musta been awfully hard
wood he was sawing 'cause it drowned out
and MINNIE TSUJI harmonizing away a bit
lower on the slope. That was nice music,
We say adieu, end send best wishes to
a truly charming gal, MAY SATO, who is
returning to California.
And so, your guest columnist now bows
out, and can you still guess who?
"YankHondato attend
Yoneo "Yank" Honda, Nisei veteran and
popular DU student, has been accepted by
the Kansas City Western Dental College,
Kansas City, Missouri, and will leave on
September 3rd. His wife, Mrs. Hatsuye
Honda, will accept a civil service posi-
tion in Kansas City, leaving her present
position with the War Surplus Board in
Denver, in order to be with her husband.
rn'-$Me.Y8A OuHrtCjs
Attracts 350 To Bttes
The TrirState Young Buddhist League's
first annual outing held at Estes Park,
July 14, brought out more than 350 par-
ticipants from Colorado, Wyoming and Ne-
Despite changeable weather, the group
enjoyed softball, volleyball, horsebaok
riding, hiking, football, horseshoes and
a scavenger hunt. Picnickers were ready
for the delicious evening meal prepared
by the Denver YBA girls and volunteers
under the direction of Sazy twahashl.
Sue Takimoto led the community singing
around a large campfire before the group
broke up.
Hamit Ntse! dfoi-fer
0&cures 'Pro 'Position^
Ted Murata, one of the four Hawalians
who competed in the US Amateur Municipal
Public Links Golf tournament in Denver,
obtained a position as golf professional
through the efforts of Earl Finch, well-
known* for his beneficent sponsorship of
the 442nd Combat Team boys during their
stay at Camp Shelby, Miss.
Surprise 3abcf Shotvefl
QiiJettJidrs, Tosh-Hado
Mrs. Toahio Ando was given a surprise
baby shower by Mrs. Takashi Mayeda and
Miss Atsu Sakamoto at the home of Mrs.
Mayeda, Saturday, July 6.
Bridge games entertained the guests
until Mrs. Ando was presented with gifts.
More familiar faoes are seen around
town as our long-absent soldier friends
come back in droves. One large return-
ing group accounts for most of Colorado
University's and Denver U's replenished
From, the CU group, we discover back
Tom Tsukiji, the baseball player; Harry
Nakagawa, man-about-town; Julie Otsuki,
good looks plus brains; William Nitta,
quiet and witty; Kunie EJima, lone-wolf;
and I hope I haven't forgotten anybody .
Still missing from the group of former
steadies are Jack Ito, on duty in the
Pacific and Tom Sera, in Washington D.C.
The C.U. boys, scuttlebutt tells us,
plan to live In an old Jewish frat house.
I can Just picture the bedlam, espec-
ially since I've heard plenty about the
hectic life at 1127 12th street there.
Believe it or hot, but these DU boys
seem quieter, on the whole; but there's
just oneor Is It two?that have come
back, if I'm informed correctly. Edwin
Hagihara looks too handsome for words
and awfully, awfully mature. Was there
someone else perchance?
And, Tok Murakami was another one of
the boys who came home at the same time.
Mustn't forget that Fred Kawakaml is an-
other one home, too.
My hat's off to the well-behaved and
courteous crowd at the "Moonlight Fanta-
sy, Aug. 4, at the Shirley-Savoy.
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