VOLUME XI NO. 1
PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES FOR 1947
TRI-STATE JACL CONFAB
PLANNED FOR MARCH-
The .proposal' to hold a tri-state con-
ference'.of delegates from at least nine
Rocky Mountain communities, in Denver,
March 22-20, was made by Min
State JACL Representative at the January
meeting of the JACL national officers in
Salt. Lake City, It has been tentative-
ly approved. x
Agenda for the conference, now being
prepared by Toshio Ando, will include at
least six topics: federal legislations,
including, naturalisation .lights for the
Issei, pending deportation cases, and
the evacuee claims bill; and state leg-
islation?" -Including restrictive coven-,
ants, FEPCy'and alien fishing rights.
Mike Masaoka, executive director of
JACL1 s Anti Discrimination Committee,
announced that on Jan. 13, Delegate Jos.
R. Farrington of Hawaii Introduced H.R.
857 In Congress to grant citizenship to
To organize supportfor this import-
ant national legislation, the local' JACL
has prepared a resolution for the Denver
Unity Council, calling on Colorado con-
gressmen to support this bill.
MAIL to JA
According to a recent Ahncuncement of
the U. 3. Post Office, ordinary letters
up to a limit of 4 pounds 6 ounces may
be sent now to Japan.
DENVER UNITY COUNCIL
The Denver Unity. Council* has sponsor-
ed two important legislative bills for
consideration ,by the 36th General Assem-
bly of Colorado. The first ^bill is to
oreate a Fair Employment practices' Act
for Colorado, to prevent discrimination
The Act Against Restrictive Covenants
.intended to i revent., through-, its provi-
sions and penalties, the praotice of so
many Colorado property owners who re-
strict transfers* sales and occupancy of
homes to Caucasians only, was submitted
to the thirty-sixth Colorado legislative
assembly- which convened this month in
the state house at Denver.
The bJAl drafted by Attorneys Samuel
D. Menin"6hd Minoru Yasui, provides for
penalties of r.ot less than $50 nor more
than $300, or imprisonment, charging a
misdemeanor for violation of this act.
ALL READERS \RE URGED TO BECOME MEM-
BERS OF THE DENVER JACL IMMEDIATELY,
IN ORDER TO CONTINUE RECEIVING 'THE
DENVER JACL~BUXiijiL'ixn Ki ^ -
This first Issue is being sent to
you e s a complimentary copy, but
commercing dth'-sthe February issue,-
The Denver JACL Bulletin will be
sent only to active members ofthe
Denver JACL, and to those who have
subscribed to our paper. *
Membership In the Denver JACL is now
$3.00 per year, which will include
Subscriptions"for the Bulletin alone
are $1.00 per year. c .
George Masunaga, popular local boy,
who is,now the newly-elected president
of the Denver JACL announced that the
Cabinet has met, and decided upon the
broad plans for the year.
Here is the tentative 1947 program
which the Denver JACL chapter is draft-
ing for the membership*s approval.
Most of the month of January has been
spent in drafting the oalendar of events
and in making preparations, "especially
for those events scheduled for the1 wint-
Emi Katagiri, second vice-president,
is in charge of the membership campaign
which began in January. Despite the re-
turn of many wartime Denverites to the
West Coast, records indicate that only
four percent of last year*s 388 members
have left town.
The financial drive with the goal set
for $6,000, begins in February. National
Headquarters set the goal which provides
for $5,000 for National Headquarters and
$1,000 for the Denver.,office.
The tri-state conference, scheduled
fn-r Var^xoeeted to be
the big event of that month.
The spring quarter will be devoted to
discussions and action on the state and
national legislation and civil rights.
Social activities and sports are ex-
pected to draw the attention of members
during the summer months.
In; the fall quarter, both social ac-
tivities and business functions of the
JAGS will probably monopolize the atten-
tion of' members. The 1947 cabinet will
complete its business and start to wel-*
come the new cabi.net.
le rate Is for the first ounce,
/3^ for each additional ounce or fra-
>a of an ounce. The >ate for reply
(It,cards (double post cards) Is 3/ for
^hr half of the card.
/ Business letters may be sent but must'
e of non-transactional nature, limited
o determining facts '-and exchanging in-
formation. Papers such as birth, death,
or marriage certificates, wills and le-
'gal notices are also permitted...
Sending of drafts, checks, securities
and currency is still prohibited. Photo?
**hs.are not permitted.
SCENE FROM THE DENVER JACL'XMAS INAUGURAL BALL, SILVER GLADE, COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
As the newly-elected president of the
Denver JACL, I wish to extend my sincere
greetings to all Denver JACL members.
Being new in this office, I am some-
what at a loss as to what is expected of
me. However, looking to the splendid
record of last year's activities, I do
faithfully promise, with the support and
help of each of you, and with the assis-
tance of my excellent cabinet, to do my
best to keep up the worthwhile activi-
ties of the JACL.
The new cabinet is composed of rela-
tively new blood, so far as JACL work is
concerned. However, what we lack in ex-
perience, we hope to make up in enthu-
siasm and spirit.
But, we do earnestly and hopefully
solicit the continued support and help
of the older JACLers, and of the Isseis.
In 1947, we .hope to accomplish r*aal
concrete achievements, aimed for the in-
creased betterment of our community. In
the Colorado general assembly, we have
cooperated with the Denver Unity Council
to Introduce bills for FJ2PC, and to out*
law restrictive covenants. Moreover, we
hope to have enacted into law a bill in-
troduced by Sen. Arthur A. Brooks, Jr,,
to grant fishing licenses to Japanese
aliens in Colorado.
In the field of national legisletlon,
we hope to rally support for amendments
to the immigration and naturalization
laws, permitting our parents to become
citizens of the United States? and fur-
ther to press for legislation giving in-
demnity for evacuation losses.
A PLEA. FOR SUPPORT:
Last year, your Denver JACL achieved
the reputation of being the largest, the
best, and the most active chapter in the
United States. With your help and sup-
port, we shall do it again! Lets have
your cooperation again this year!
fyv. f|T$unoda, IrjiniskcK
"America is a brand of cultures from
many lands, woven of threads from many
corners of^-the world, a young civiliza-
tion, not yet formed, still in process,
still being generated and shaped by the
interflow among its multiple streams."
These words, coining from the pen of
Louis Adamic, most aptly express what
comprises the so-called American culture
It is when we realize that America is a
tapestry of various colored threads from
all the corners of the earth, all creeds
all national origins--that we Niseis can
fully comprehend our place in the way of
life that is called American.
The process of Americanization, so-
called, takes on a completely different
meaning and significance when seen in
this light. We, as Americans, have a
great deal to give to our country from
our priceless heritage.
AIM -FOR 400/
The 1947 Membership Drive of the Den-
ver JACL is moving into high gear, with
Bni Katagirl heading the committee. Her
plans call for organized teams, solicit-
ing members in assigned districts.
THE CRITICS CORNER.
Among our friends is a guy who went
to war a boy and canf& back a man. It's
nothing unusual, except that he suddenly
became Interested in girls during a per-
iod when there were no girls around.
The goal for 1947 is 400 members.
In 1946, the Denver Chapter boasted
of 388 members, and claimed to be the
largest JACL chapter in the U.S. Chicago
was the 2nd largest chapter with 386 ac-
We want to keep Denver on the top of
the heap. Let's all of us get those re-
newals in to the JACL office at once!
Ijt'5 -HeLp 0ui?5eLve5
During February, the Denver JACL will
go all out on its annual financial drive
with the goal of $6,000.00. $5,000 will
be sent to Nat'l HQ for fuptherenee of
the national program, and Cl',600 retain-
ed in Denver for local activities.
Dr. George J. Kubo, the newly-elected
treasurer, is in charge of the financial
drive for the Denver area. He will be
assisted by Mr. T. Kako, Mr. Z. Kanegaye
and Dr. K. K. Miyamoto among the Issei,
and he will also have a full staff of
Nisei volunteers who will solicit for
individual contribution*; ~
We give to worthy charities in order
to help others; surely, we can be as
generous to help ourselves.
When he got back to the states he was
dazzled. Sven the plainest girl looked
beautiful. But it took him a while to
get over his shyness. Remember, he'd
never paid any attention to girls before
hardly knew they were around.
But suddenly they had become very de-
sirable, and he didnt know quite what
to make of it, even if he was well into
When the shyness wore off he was like
a high school sophomore smitten with his
first crush. The object of his affec-
tions was perfection itself, a veritable
goddess in figure with the wisdom, kind-,
ness, tenderness and understanding of
the perfect love. And like a brash young
sophomore he made no effort to conceal
Two weeks later he was out of love
with the goddess-,nd- in love with an-
other one, even more perfect, even more
beautiful, even more understanding. A
month after that it was a third goddess.
Of course there's nothing wrong, we
think, for an unattached man to be fall-
ing in and out of love with different
goddesses every few weeks except that it
begins to look a bit ridiculous for an
otherwise mature young fellow to be act-
ing like a fourteen-year-old caught in
the first bitter-sweet throes of puppy
Alien Fisbinij licenses
The local JACL, thru the cooperation
of Sen. Arthur Brooks, has secured the
introduction of a bill providing for an
alien resident fishing license.
We hope to organize support for this
bill, so "pappy can go a-fishin". when
he retires from active business. It is
a small thing, admittedly, but it will
give pleasure to our parent generation.
Rctf K SasakiVlTlimste
Loving THi/sdf "
Even the first grader knows the fa-
mous biblical maxim: "Love thy neighbor
as thyself." For centuries the emphasis
has been placed on the first th~ee words.
Now the modern psychologist te^s us the
key word in that statement is "thyself."
How to love thyself properlj is a far
more difficult thing to do than to love
others. We tend to love ourselves too
much, to the point of narcissism as in
the case of Lucy Weatherby in Benet's
John Brown's Body, or too little to the
point of self-condemnation and inferior-
ity complex. The basis for self-love,
therefore, is acceptance of bare-self as
it is and the universe of whioh we are a
It is said that when Margaret Fuller
exclaimed, "I accept the universe," Car-
lyle responded, "Gadl She'd better!"
This acceptance is primary to becoming
what Fosdlck calls "a real person," and
to have what Rabbi Llebman calls "the
peace of mind." Is it not necessary,
then, at the beginning of a new year, to
ask ourselves where we stand in relation
to ourselv8--and to others. Do we ac-
cept ourselves? Do we love ourselves--
One of these days hell find the god-
dess of goddesses and perhaps hell even
marry and settle down. Meanwhile, it
probably Is just as well for him to go
through the pangs. It'll give him some-
thing to gnash his teeth about when old
HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS at the dawn of
1947, and for a very special reason.
Barriers which faced the Nisei in the
past, -- economic, social, recreational,
religious -- have fallen like the walls
of ancient Jericho. You may step over
if you wish. I urge you/to step over
and out, and long no more for "Li'l Tok-
yo" than you do for the life in a "Cen-
ter. Widen your world. Take advantage
of the opportunity which is now yours.
Published monthly by the^
chapter of the Japanese -Lb^
Citizens .League, 615 E & C Builvv *
Denver**Coi^o. Telephone: CH
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-Editor: True Yasui
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Roy Takeno, Rosa Higashi, Bill Host \
kawa/.Mjtmi Katagirl, .George Masunaga,.
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FAOh 3 THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
THE SMALL TRy
3ems as If the New Years Â£76 party
turned out just the right time to serve
waffles and eausagW for breakfast at
HBLEN TANAKAS apartment* Wonder what
teut EATAQIRI, HELEN TANAKA, HARRY KURA-
0H1, and JOHNNY 0H1KHUA were doing up so
MAY SATO VISITS
SISTER, IN DENVER,
May Sato, formerly the aecretary of
the Tri-State JACL office, has been a
visitor in Denver for the past few weeks
visiting her sister, Chiyo Sato.
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Have you notloed the happy gleaming
faoea on JANET SA3AHARA, YASUKO TASH1RO,
and UARY K0RACHI? Could it be that
"JOHNSON", "BENSON", and "HIGGIE", are
b&ok from Cal?
Is this right??? Coming home to for-
get the hit parade of maohine gune and
horrifying experiences in muddy foxholes
a wooden leg was refused entranoe from
the YBC danoe floor on New Year's Eve.
The vet wa9 denied admission on the
grounds that he walked "drunkenly"! An
apology is not enuf for this will long
be engraved upon his heart! To whom it
may oonoern; you've done a swell job
T03H1K0 HQRITA from DU should be
given a lot of credit for working so
hard On the NICC danoe rihioh o./they are
sponsoring* Hesrd ,she sells, 'tickets as
she waits on customerst the oafe.
FOMi KATAGIRI, a Boulderlte training
at Colorado General Hospital, is kinda
disappointed about 10 o'clock nltes ex-
cept on Saturdays! fou needn't worry
FUMI, your big sis, EMI,, is really mak-
ing up for lost time!!
Bridge must be a very popular game
with the younger set!! As the clock
strikes one o'clock we see HELEN TANAKA
and EMI KATAGIRI coneeivttrating--but half
hour later we see them paying EDDIE and
HARRY KURACHI Off 750 points!! ( or In
other words $7 .50 at the Oasis.) Can't
quite seem to understand!
The Manchu-ettes./are wondering what
the Joryo, Jewelers eat for breakfast!
Could it ^be WHEATIE? or PEP cuz they
sure ran them over 'ASast Thursday with
NANCY ITO, the youngs-, athletic prodigy
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She reports that two or three thou-
sand evacuees have returned to their old
homes in Sacramento. Calif., and every-
thing seems to be going well.
JAMES KANEMOTO of Longmont, Colorado
1947 President of the
Tri-State Young Buddhist League
On Dec. 28th and 29th, the Tri-State
YBL Conference was held at the Cosmopol-
itan Hotel, Denver. Floyd Koshio of Ft.
Lupton presided over the sessions as
James Kanemoto, prominent Nisei farm-
er of Longmont, Colorado, was elected as
1947 president of the Tri-State YBL. He
replaces Floyd Koshio.
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THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
Rays Starletts touched off the holi-
day gayeties with their Xmas Ball* One
of the most successful dance held last
y4ar, thanks to.the orchestra. The re-
ception committee at the door took our
brdath away GRACE TSUJISAKA, FUZZY YA-
& FLO MIYAHARA, MAR SHIMADA, YOSHIYE
, MIZpUE, CHIZUKO OKUNO, and BIG BROTHER
MOON KATAOKA presiding over all. Bright-
...turned out in full support with EMI
KATAGfIRI JOHN CHIKUMA, HELEN TANAKA-
:H)&RY KURACHIi SUMI TASHIRO-WILLIE CHI-
KUMA, HIME MAEMURA-SHIGE MORISHXGE, MAS-
AKO MURATA TOSH TASHIRO, ALICE KUMADA-
^ NOBUO TASHIRO, MARY KURACHI TOM SHIBAO
and, to make everything complete, GOON
SAKAGUCHI came along with his pipe.
JACL Inaugural Ball One of the dar-
ingest gowns was worn by MRS. GEORGE MA-
TSUMONJI. TOM MASAMORI was the hi-lite
of the evening, rendering his Always
and "You Keep Coming Back Like a Song."
HIKARU and his faithful assistant, FUMI
snapping pictures as per usual* Everyone
noticed JIM IHATANI. dancing every dance
with his lovely wife, JOHN SHIRAKAWA-
ANABELLE AKIYOSHI, the cutest couple on
New Years Eve Started the evening
off at the YWCA where the KPS held their
formal* The Patron and Patronesses group
were quite noticeable sitting at tables
at one end of the hall* Just to show
how quickly the years fly we spied
JOAN MATSUDA making her debut in blue*
JERRY MATSTJMOTO in daring black, as well
as CKO OZAWA, who is. always so nice to
look at. One of the surprises of the
evening was GEORGE YONEHIRO who attended
with his fiancee KIMI TAKAHASEI. FLOYD
TANAKA and TAK HAMANC haunting the stag
line. SUSIE MATSUSHITA should learn to'
make up her mind before the last minute
- if you know what I mean*
Rushed on before mld-nite to DR, and
MRS. SUENAGA's to welcome the New' Year,
The party was going full swing with the
CATHAY BOYS BUD MORI, ED SO, HANK TSU-
CHIYAMA, DR. Y. ITO giving a bit of Ha-
waiian atmosphere. BUD MORI proved to
be the wonder of the evening doing a hu-* .
la with NAN OYAMA, singing, with the boys
and then topping it off with a bit of
mandolin will wonders never cease??
ssmo MATSUZAKI s soothed the end qf the
evening with a bit of crooning has a
voice like soft velvet. Nice to have
seen JIM SAITO looking other than his
serious self. We think MILDRED GIRARDO.
was most polite to take her shoes off-to
dance with our boys as she towered over
' mos^ of 'em!
v' The Directors started the New Year
off with their annual^feast held at the
NAKATSUKA residence on New Years Day.
Ndticeably on the wal^jhnng the names of
the officers past And present, To
fchose. that did not see it here it is:
President GEORGE tfAKATSUKA, Past"
President ED MATSUDA, Former Past Pre-
sident, TAKI DOMOTO, Future President,
1947 CLARENCE ARIMAj Vice President
(Chairman of dice) NAGA NOMURA, 2nd
Vice President JOHNNY YAMASAKI, Future
Vice President DAISUKE OKUNO, Sgt. at
Arms TAKA TAKATA, 1st Sgt. at Arms -
GEORGE E. FURUTA, 2nd Sgt. at Arms-PING
ODA, Former Vice President (In Charge of
collections)-JOE SHINODA, former Chair-
man (Donation Dept.) WESLEY K. OYAMA,
Former Chairman (Buyer of Seats) DAVID
NITAKE, Metsuki Chairman FRANK TORIZA-
WA, Chow Department Chairman JAMES IM-
ATANI, Chairman (Loan Dept,)-CLEM OYAMA*
^invitations read feast* and a
feast it'was! An orchid to Mrs. Saka-
kibara r mother of HATSUKO NAKATSUKA for
her Japanese cuisine. It was ALICE H0-
SOKAWAS Initiation to our gathering of
so many. Never realized there were so
many of us! M1CHI TERASAKI receives our
compliments on being one of our best-
groomed and best-looking gals in town*
- OUR JACL PREXY: GEORGE MASUNAGA --
INTERRACIAL CHOIR PLANNED
An Interracial Choir, composed of 50o
voices, and to be conducted by Dr. Anto-
nia Brlco, Is being organized in Denver*
Rehearsals will commence Jan. 27, at the
.Central Christian Church located at 16th
and Lincoln streets. Rehearsals will be
held weekly, every Monday night.
Membership blanks are available for
anyone who can sing, with enrollment., at
$1.00 and 25/ weekly for rehearsals. Any
one Interested may contact Elko Watanabe
for the. details of application. '
Peek-a-Boo, cont.'d: ^Â§Â§
At 9:30, the browd moved to the CLEM
OYAMA's for the finishing touch --a sur-
prise birthday party for SHIZU OYAMA.
SHIZDKO YOSHIMURA played "Happy Birth-
day" with the crowd lending their voice.
One of the largest birthday cakes we've
ever seen was on display.*
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THE DENVER BULLETIN
The Denver Chapter JACL
,615 E & C Building
Denver 2, Colorado
Now's the time
To talk of many things;
Of ships and sealing wax,
And cabbages and kings*
The genial IMATANI's have been host-
ing the old gang at their homestead out
Henderson way again this winter* It is
Just like old home-week, to see all the
young "junior directors" gathered around
Last weekend, JIM and SUMI had a gang
'of people cluttering up the place, in-
cluding DR. Y. and ATSU ITO, the TERA-
SAKI brothers, TAK and SARGE, with their
respective spouses, MICHI and LIL, BOB
UYEDA and wife, BESSIE and IRV MATSUDA,
KEN and EMI OSAJIMA with their papoose,
GLENN KEN, PAULINE KURACHI, DR. "CHILI"
FUJISAKI, ROY SHIBATA, MIN and TRUE YA-
SUI, and KAZ SAKAMOTO. 20 people makes
quite a Â£rowd.
The wives very uncomplainingly -played
bridge, whereas :t^ men Indulged in five
card "bridge". *CHILI" still sez that
someone must love him muchly*
It has been specifically called to
the attention of the BULLETINEER that a
grievous error was committed in this so-
called colyum last month: it was report-
ed that tiie Kunugi s were married during
last month and donated to JACL in comp
memoratlon of the ceremony, whereas in
fact,- it was MARY KUNUGI who was joined
in marriage to KAISUKE ARAO on Dec. 1st,
at the Plymouth Congregational Church
with Rev* K. Sasaki officiating*. The
newly-weds have returned to the coast,
and are living in Watsonville, Calif.
The parents of the bride, ...MR# & MRS, C.
KUNUGI, made the donation to the JACL*
At tne YBL Conferenqfi^banquet, held
in the Silver-. Giade of^the Cosmo hotel
in December, James G. Patton, president
of the Nat'l Farmers Union, gave a very*
splendid speech. Honored *guests includ-
ed Rev. Edgar- Wahlberg, who served with
the UNNRA in China for a year and half.
- YBL-ers put over their confab with a
bdrig, with ex-Prexy Floyd Koshio doing .a:
splendid job. Seen at the banquet were
Mr* & Mrs. HARRY YANARI, KAZ and SALLY*
SAKAMOTO/ FRANK HIRAOKA, and many other.
YBL big-shots. Frank TAMURA of Ft* "Lup-
ton em-ceed, and JIMMY KANEMOTO succeed-
ed KOSHIO as YBL Prexy. *
Sec. .562, P. L. & R. ^ "