Citation
Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 3

Material Information

Title:
Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 3
Series Title:
Denver JACL Bulletin
Publisher:
Japanese American Citizens League
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Location:
52
14

Subjects

Genre:
newspaper ( sobekcm )

Record Information

Source Institution:
Auraria Library
Holding Location:
Auraria Library
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

Full Text
VOLUME II, NUMBER 3
DENVER, COLORADO
MARCH, 1947
MLimmi
nr mm.
TOie JACL Easter Ball will be
held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel
on April 6th, starting at 9 p.m.
and will include the raffling of
a refrigerator and a radio, A
dinner is to be held at 6:30 pm*
Those wishing_to attend the din-
ner are requested to make their
reservations by the first of Ap-
ril, through Tosh Ando, ALpine
3500, Dr* George Kubo, CHerry
78l3, or the JACL office. The
tickets for the dinner will be
$3.00 per person*
'The. raffle tickets are being
sold for 25^ a piece or $3*00 a
hook of twelve* Several smaller
prizes, in addition to the two
grand prizes are being offered.
Tickets for the dance in the
Silver Glade with Bill Meyers*
Esquires, are $1.50 a couple for
members, $2*50 a couple for non-
members, and $1*50 for stags.
Co-chairmen of the ball are
Dr. George Kubo and Howard Doi,
Pete Puruta will be supervising
the raffle, and the Patrons and
Patronesses are: Dr* I* Ozamotoj
Mr. Taki Domoto; Dr. & Mrs* T*
Ito; Dr* & Mrs. Y. Ito; Dr. &
Mrs* H. Suenaga; Dr. & Mrs* T.
Mayedaj Dr. St Mrs. TE. Kobaya-
ehi; Dr. St Mrs* Genta Nakamura;
Mr* St Mrs. George Puruta; Mr. St
Mrs* Ed. Matsuda; Mr. St Mrs* Y*
Teraaaki; and Mr* St Mrs* Clem
Oyama*
MWDONflTFPTOJACL
FIMNC AL DRIVE-
The Tri-State JACL financial
drive attained $1,000*00 for the
month of February* Although not
directly affected by our problem
the following generous "hakujin"
friends have donated to JACL:
Great Western Sugar Co* .$50*00
Peerless Printing Co* 25*00
Hi lb and Co...............25*00
Nat*l Sugar Mfg Co ... 10*00
Dorsett Drug Store * 5*00
TOTAL...#115.00
1947 DENVER JACL CABINET: Seated from left to right: Bessie Matsuda,
Recording Secty; George Masunaga, President; Emi Katagiri, 2nd V*
Pres., Membership Chrmnj Bessie Onishi, Corresponding Secty; stand-
ings, Toshio Ando, 1st V, Pres., Program Chrmn; Roy Takeno, 3rd V.
Pres., Publicity Chrmn; Min Yasui, Tri-State Regional Representative
and Dr. George J* Kubo,. Treasurer*
MEET THE IM7 DENVER JACL CABINET
The*Benver JACL Cabinet has designated the month of March as the
"Financial Drive" month. Cabinet officers and committees are plan-
ning an extensive house-to-house campaign, in order to raise $5000
in th^peiurer area, to carry on the National legislative program for
the be'jfefiS^f aitl Niseis in America.
Prexy Geo. Mfc.sunaga has scheduled a general meeting for the Den-
ver Chapter, for?March 23rd, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at a place
to be announced J|ater. Letters notifying members of the meeting and
program will be patent in ample time.
Toshlo Ando^'and Dr. George'Kubo, assisted by Saburo Tani, are ar-
ranging for "Nihon-katsudo" at the Kiva Theatre .for -larch 30-31; and
ad ahnounoediabove, a gala B&Ster ball, with a dinner and a special
big Raffle a^added attractions, will be held April 6th,
Moreover, cabinet is windi'ng .up the membership campaign* All
Officers have contributed to-a "kitty, with the "pot" going to the
officer who signs up the most members this month* To date, Denver
ohapter has 243 members*
TRI-STATE JACLCONFAB:
TO BE HELD IN DENVER. MARCH 22-25:
TENTATIVE TROGRAM ANNOUNCED
The Tri-State JACL Conference will be held at the JACL offices,
615 E & C Bldg., Denver, starting Saturday, March 22nd through Sun-
day afternoon, March 23rd. Hito Okada, National JACL President, and
Masao Satow, Acting Executive S<
FORMER 1946 MfMBfRI
jMieelKJMiee!!!
IMIS Will BE
ABSOLUTELY
toe last TRFE issue of
THE DENVER HIUETIN
that will he sent io these
who haUe not renewed the in
1947 membership -
Itmvlfour/tmetehip
tiiru anti cabinet ofh'ccr-
mum moe
mums 7o LrA-.
Merijane Yokoe, staunch JACL
worker and advisor to the NWAA
during the past three years, is
returning to Los Angeles, Cal.
to resume work with the Modern
Pood Products Co* branch there.
In leaving, she requested -Hie
Bulletin to leave a message of
^Regards and best o luck to all
the Denver people.*" Because of
her innumerable contacts with so
many Denverites, the Bulletin is
willing to predict she will be
back again.
Gard Yokoe, her husband, will
remain in Denver until after the
fishing season. Little Jodell
their daughter, will finish the
school year berore rejoining her
mother in Los Angeles.
COSMO ClUB AWARDS
The Cosmopolitan Club's 15th.
annual Fellowship Banquet' was
held at the Temple Emanuel, on
Feb. 20, in observance of Ameri-
can Brotherhood Week. American
Brotherhood Week is sponsored
annually between Lincoln's and
Washington's birthdays by the
National Conference of Christ-
ians and Jews. Brotherhood Week
was held this year, dedicated,
as in the past, to combatting
racial and sectarian bigotry and
prejudice. Denverites may take
pride in knowing that the idea
started with a Denver priest
Msgr Hugh L. McM.enamin, in 1932*
The Cosmopolitan Club truly
lived up to its name at the ban-
quetthe invocation was made by
Rev Tsutonni Fukuyama; the intro-
duction of the Toastmaster by Dr
Clarence Holmes, outstanding Ne-
gro dentist; and President of the
Cosmopolitan Club; Toastmaster
was Mr. Jack E, Boyd, a Texan,
and the welcome given by f}ab-
bi Bernard Baskin. The main talk
was given by Mr Palmer Hoyt, Ed-
itor of the Denver Post, and en-
(cont'd on Page 3)
bary will speak both at the din-
ner and at the business meeting
Min Yasui, Tri-State JACL repre-
sentative announced* The prin-
cipal aim of this conference is
to activate,, new chapters in the
Tri-State area.
The tentative program is as
follows:
Saturday, MARCH 22nd
Registration...1:00 to 2:00 p*m*
Open session for Delegates:
Japanese-American Problems
Org. of Tri-St. Dlst. Council
................. 2-4 p.m.
Dinner..................6:30 p.m.
Manchu Grill
SUNDAY: MARCH 23rd
Morning Sessions.....*10:00 a.m.
(if necessary)
Churches...............11:00 a.m*
General Meeting,...... 2:00 p*m*
Chairmen: Geo. Masunaga, Pres.
Denver Chapter, JACL
Program: Toshio Ando
Closing Ceremonies..4:00 p.m.
RAYUYFSHIMA-
RETURNS TO U.S.
FROM SHANGHAI
Flying home by Trans-Pacific
Clipper from Shanghai, Ray Morlo
Uyeshima, a Nisei international
merchant who was marooned in the
Orient by the war, returned to
the U.S. after an absence of 16
years*
He arrived in Denver on Mar.
1, after a 3-day air crossing of
the Pacific, to re-join his fam-
ily, which includes his father,
Katsuma Uyeshima, at 3014 Cali-
fornia Street, and his daughter
Grace Sachiko Uyeshima* He also
has a brother, Ikuo, and a sis-
ter, Mrs. Alice Endo, who are
residents of Denver.
Uyeshima reports that enter-
prising Nisei would be. able to
achieve considerable commercial
success in Shanghai, a city of
more than 7,000,000 people. He
reports that conditions are very
different in the Orient, but be-
lieves that tremendous opportu-
nities exist there.
The Tri-State JACL and Sen.
Ed. C, Johnson were instrumental
in facilitating his return from
the Orient.
mw/mmmm
Jack Fuji, Shig Imamura, and
Taki Domoto, Jr., are organiz-
ing a bridge club*
Regular monthly tournaments
are being planned. Those in-
terested, please call JACL of-
fices, CHerry 5990 and leave
your name and address, so they
can be entered into the list.


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
MARCH, 1947
THE CRITIC'S CORNER.
k/3/H-UosokuuA
'PeStek
YOUR CABINET
The Denver JACL Cabinet has
beBn meeting regularly, trying
to guess what the members want*
mw problems?
Ihe Tri-State district JACL
Conference was planned for Mar.
22-23, and hundreds of invita-
tions were sent to Nisei leaders
in outlying areas* Response was
disappointingly small.
Joe Nisei was on his knees
near the wall* His hands were
cupped to his mouth and he was
blowing on them muttering: "Come
seven, come seven, come seven."
He rattled the cubes for* a
moment and then flung them to
the wall. They struck with a
sharp sound, rebounded, rolled
uncertainly. Almost before they
stopped, Joe read the dots and
cried:
The other night our capable
and genial Tri-State Representa-
tive, Min Yasul, and I spent an
interesting evening at the home
of Dr. Clarence P. Holmes, Negro
President of the Cosmopolitan
Club, to meet Quigg Newton, a
candidate for Mayor of Denver,
There were many people of di-
fferent races, creeds and reli-
gions to discuss common interest
problems relating to the so-
called "minorities and the at-
titude of the candidate. Howev-
er, the only other Nisei attend-
ing were Dr. and Mrs. James Ta-
guchi. We think that more Nisei
should become interested in this
sort of civic meeting.
Quigg Newton is highly re-
spected and admired by Denver
people. At 35, he is president
of the board of trustees of Den-
ver University, and left the Na-
vy as a commander, after four
spot promotions. The Denver Ju-
nior Chamber of Commerce named
him Denver*s outstanding Young
Man of 1946.
Everyone Was impressed by his
sound tactics concerning housing
and public health; his liberal-
ism and his promise to make Pen-
ver a clean, prosperous pro-
gressive city.
Just a reminder-Have you fol-
lowed the two important bills in
our state legislature? If you
haven*t, be sure to write or
phone your legislators concern-
ing the FEPC Bill and the Bill
against Restrictive Covenants.
These bill.s are for our benefit,
and if there Isn't enough inter-
est to build a fire under their
chairs, those bills may die in
their respective committees. At
the last committee hearing on
FEPC, only two Nisei attended.
It seems rather disheartening
that so few Nisei take any act-
ive action in such matters*
Prexy Geo. Masunaga is sin-
cerely trying to give Denver the
leadership necessary to have the
most active Nisei organization
In the community. He has been
religiously attending civic and
community meetings to partici-
pate and to explain about JACL.
Tosh Ando, in charge of acti-
vities and program, has lined up
a Nihon-Katsudo and a big Easter
Dance, Dinner and Raffle. Emi
Katagiri has been plugging mem-
berships, and the rolls now to-
tal 157 members to date. Dr.
Geo. Kubo, treasurer, is working
with Roy Takeno on a financial
drive for the Tri-State area.
All chapter officers are do-
ing their jobs. But, the cabi-
net is at a loss as to what the
general membership wants, in the
way of chapter activities. Un-
less your officers can be guided
by your wishes, the JACL doesn*t
have much value.
Cmon now.' Let's all the in-
terested members take a more ac-
tive part in JACL. Write to the
cabinet officers; telephone 'em;
pester the life out of them, so
they can be responsive to your
ideas and wishes.
Most typical were comments
that Colorado has no immediate
Nisei problems, and therefore
organization is unnecessary* It
is true that there are no acute
matters today; nevertheless, we
feel that organization is essen-
tial for the future. We are al-
so convinced that Nisei must de-
velop their own programs of com-
munity participation if we are
to become truly good citizens*
What do you think?
-A FRIEND IS ILL
We are sorry to hear that our
good friend, BEN MIYAHARA, is in
the hospital* He left to attend
Colorado University at Boulder,
last September.
He was our make-up editor, so
when he left, we really missed
him. It was Mb splendid ef-
fort that made continued pub-
lication of tills paper possible*
We would like to urge friends
to visit Ben at the Natl Jewish
Hospital at 3800 E. Colfax Ave.,
at Colorado Blvd* The visiting
hours are; Tuesday and Friday.
6:00 p*m, to 8:00 p*m*; and on
Sundays and holidays, 3:00 p.m*
to 5:00 p.m.
-HAVE- A -HEART..................
Hon. Philip B. Gilliam, judge of the Juvenile and Family Court of
Denver, has advised the JACL office that there are two Nisei found-
lings in the orphans' home, who are to be placed in adoption, but It
seems that nobody wants "Jap" babies.
This is a depressing state of affairs,
tainly no fault of the babies.
because ancestry is cer-
The Judge, and the staff of the Family Court, are sincerely and
keenly interested in trying to find a suitable family who will adopt
the babies because they feel that these helpless human beings should
have a chance in life.
Is there any Japanese family in Denver or does anyone know of any
family anywhere who has the heart enough to adopt either one or both
of these babies? If so, please advise our offices, or communicate
directly with Judge Gilliam's court.
£> -AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD
tiL ^ REPRINTED FROM COLORADO TIMES'
h -fficuik TCLtnuNfi., -fronf (W(j£ EdiLor
The following article from the February 21, 1947 issue of the
Colorado Times relative to Brotherhood Week was so timely and excel-
lent that we have asked Frank Tamura for permission to reprint it in
our Bulletin*
nWe, the Nisei of these United States of America, are convinced
that democracy in this great nation, with liberty and Jub tice for
all, will need our wholehearted support* Without our patriotism,
loyalty to America and her institutions, the entire Nisei population
cannot build a structure which we cherish and choose for ourselves
and our children.
Although differing in race, religion or national origin, the war
from which America has recently emerged has taught all of us that we
must share alike.,.to live, support and believe in Brotherhood, To
recognize and freely to acknowledge it is essential to national
unity. We must have a patriotism so great that one citizen cannot
hate another on the pretext that he is not a 'good American.'
The American Nisei have wade Their own distinctive contribution
to the national life of America. America is a composite of many ra-
cial and religious groups, no one of which can truly claim superior
loyalty. Taking the hard road after many years of hardship, the Ni-
sei are proud that their share has been greatly acclaimed. Working
side by side with people of other nationalities, they have added va-
riety, a source of strength to the nation. Without these distinct-
ive contributions, America would be poorer if any one of these
groups were eliminated.
Democracy is a term that is obscure until it has been defined.
With that thought and with faith in their land of liberty, the Nisei
united in defense of American liberties. That faith has been
greatly justified in the history of this nation.
Ihe American liberties are guaranteed by the Federal Constitution
Mid by every state to citizens of all faiths equally. Bound up in
one life, every distinctive group is interested in the maintenance
of liberty, not only for themselves but for every other group. For
whatever threatens the liberties of any of our people threatens
those of all...
FEPC -HEARINCjr
Rep. Ben Bezoff (Dem), one of
the principal sponsors of the
FEPC bill, conducted & hearing
on March 6th, in the chambers of
the House of Representatives to
plead with the state legislature
to set up a fair employment pra-
ctices commission in Colorado.
Rev. Russell Nakata and Min
Yasul, Tri-State JACL Represent-
ative attended the hearing, and
Rev. Nakata, representing the
Nisei of this area, presented
his views briefly.
The FEPC measure, now in the
house committee on industrial
relations, drew strong indorse-
ment from the Rt. Rev. Msgr.
John R. Mulroy, director of Ca-
tholic Charities in Denver, who
declared:
"It is bad that we have to ap-
pear in a legislative chamber to
make a plea for social justice,
for the practice of brotherly
love.....Those who are opposing
the bill are hiding in the dark
or have something om their con-
science. It will serve a good
purpose and will harm no one."
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Individual membership. $3.00
Membership for couples . 5.00
Pacific Citizen, member. 2.50
P.C., non-member .... 3.50
Subs, to Denver JACL Bulletin,
only, is $1.00 per fiscal year
"Five and three. Eight's the
point.* Eight's the point!"
He picked them up again and
went through the blowing, rattl-
ing, muttering ritual* This time
it was a four. Then a nine, a
ten, a five and finally a seven.
Joe sighed and yielded the
cubes. He sat back on his haun-
ches to tot up his winnings*
"Joe," tile man said* "How's
about kicking In some of that
dough to a good cause. The JACL
could use a chunk of It."
Joe looked up* "Jeez," he
said, "I ain't working regular*
Kinda hard to make ends meet,
you know."
The man said, "You got a nice
pile there. A piece of it would
sure help out* You won't miss
it and It'll be doing more good
than if it stayed In the game."
"Jeez," said Joe,
"Well, the man said, "I've
got another Idea* Why don't you
put aside say 10 percent of each
pot for public service, or char-
ity or whatever you want to call
it."
"Ten per cent? Jeez, said
Joe. "Might be a good idea* Ten
percent* Jeez. Can I deduct
it from my income tax?"
AVAIL-ABLfr
National JACL Headquarters
announce that many fine books
relating to the Japanese Ameri-
cans are available to JACL mem-
bers, some at reduced prices.
Books available to date are:
THE SPOILAGE
Memb.-$3.S0 List Price: $3.75
CITIZEN 13660
l£emb.-$2.50 List Price: $2.75
STORY OF THE 442nd COMBAT TEAM
Memb.-$450 List Price: $5.00
BOY FROM NEBRASKA....... ?2.5Q
THE CASE FOR THE NISEI
(JACLs Brief in the Korematsu
case)
These books may be obtained
by sending your remittance in to
the National Office of the JACL,
615 Season Building, Salt Lake
City. Utah
MONTHLY ADVERTISING RATES
Professional Listings. $1.50
3/4" Business Ads* V V . 2*75
2 Business Ads. . 5.00
2" Double-column Ads . 7.50
Basic Kate: $3.00 per column
inch per month*
# # + t
Published monthly by the
Denver, chapter ofthe Japa- "
nese American Citizens Lea-
gue; 615 E & C Bldg,, Den-
ver.,. Colo. Tel: CH 5990
Editor: True Yasul
Staff: Sab Tanl, Bess Mats-
uda, Rosa Higashi, Bill Ho-
sokawa, Mami Katagiri, Geo.
Masup&ga, Min Yasul*
Fotos: WILSHIRE STUDIO .


MARCH, 1947
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
*TE SMALL TRy
Have you noticed the Friday
nite basketball games at Manual?
the SAD SAX and VI NISHIMURA are
quite a rooting seotlonlt!
If you really want to watch
bridge playing tactics, drop In
at the DU Civic Center Student
Union and see MAMI KATAGIRI, JI-
RO SHOJI and HENRY KUNUGI play.
It seems JIRO concentrates so
hard he cuts his 2 o'clock Math
class!
Have you heard? MASAKO MTJRATA
Joryo Jeweler's star pitcher, is
quite a bowler, too! They say
shehlt 192 the other night!
The following DTJ campus stu-
dents, EDWIN HAGIHARA, MASAKO
SATO, RUTH SETO, ROSE HANAWA,
NAOMI INAI and GEORGE NAKAYAHA;
and MAMI KATAGIRI, JIRO SHOJI, &
HENRY KUNUGI from Civic Center
Campus have made Interesting and
enjoyable plans for their social
to be held on March 24th,
Congrats! to the NWAA Champs
none other than the. well-known
JORYO JEWELERS. They've won the
champion title for the last two
years. With theifirst prise mo-
ney they have invested in a tro-
phy to present to their sponsor,
MB. JORYO.
Have you notloed that happy
gleaming face on LEFTY KOBAYASHI
We wonder if he received a spe-
cial letter from Portland, Ore?
If you see any of the NWAA
gals dropping tearsother than
when they peel onions we'll give
you a good reason*... their advi-
sor MERIJANE YOKOE, is going to
return to Cal. So they sez, "We
shall miss you deeply. They had
a buffet dinner and a social at
the YW for her the other night.
EH KATAGIRI fixed a scrumptious
turkey and the girls all pitched
in to provide wonderful fgod and
SIX cakes! The NWAA gals pre-
sented their well-loYed advisor
with a beautiful alligator eos-
metlo case*... there were all of
40 people at the dinner and
LARRY FOXUHARA and STANLEY ICHI-
KAWA, coaches of the Manchuettes
were the only lucky males there!
BRIDGE-
The first duplicate bridge
tournament of the year, sponsor-
ed by the Denver Japanese Busi-
ness & Professional Men's Club,
was successfully held on March 3
at the Manchu Grill, under the
expert tutelage of Takl Doznoto
Jr.
Eighteen teams vied for top
honors with Masako Takayoshl and
Grace Noda winning #10.00, the
first prize; Helen Umezawa and
Mr. K.Takeuchi, 2nd prize; Meri-
jane Yokoe and Clem Oyama, third
prize; Victor Ritchie and ^rank
Amano, fourth prize; Amy Miura
and Gard Yokoe, fifth prize, and
Sab Tanl and Toshio Ando, sixth
prize.
STUDIO
FLORENCE BUM).
830-18* St. TA 3697
1946EVENTS Otttum
JULY
In July, Eljl Tanabe, of Los
Angeles, addressed the Issel.
S&buro Tanl was in charge of the
meeting. Then, there was the
JACL picnic in Dedisse Park -
remember? Bessie Matsuda was in
charge of that affair.
AUGUST
Eunice Kumagai was chosen the
queen of the NICC moonlight fan-
tasy at the Shirley-Savoy, with
JACL officials solemnly acting
as some of the judges. Also, in
August, the JACL bowling tourna-
ment drew a big attendance* And
Ralph Martin who biographed "The
Boy from Nebraska" was a visitor
in the home of Dr. Mayeda*
SEPTEMBER
Costumed, gorgeous eye-ful,
Kansuma Fujima, from Los Angeles
appeared In a dance recital in
the Klva theatre in September.
Denver Unity Council's confer-
ence on health, employment, hou-
sing and recreation furnished a
serious note for the month. And
polities bloomed and blossomed.
The election was nigh-the JACL
sponsored a debate between Chas.
Graham and Arthur Brooks, in re-
gard to 1946 state elective of-
ficers*
OCTOBER
A Political Information bull-
etin was prepared in October for
the members by Roy Takeno, to
give informational background of
candidates* The ^ACL assisted
in the Community Chest drive, in
that month, with Toshio Ando as
chairman In charge. And then,
forHallowe'en, with the NWAA,
we co-sponsored a Carnival at
the Tabernacle, Oct. 31 Nov. 1
just before Denverites were
snowbound*
cttctMAfkL FLOWER SHOP
mm's ecoNOMtctu. fuomr
511-15* Street C-H. 3546
GEORGE'S MOTOR SERVICE
(Oriqinallij "PINiq and (jEORQE")
RECAPS /jexXcjjN fiRFAMNr,
batteries!'HIT) WASHING
£
TRUCK and AUTO REPAIRS
20*ulau>mtt M A 9373

DIAMONDS JEWELRY
WjkTCH REPAIRING
r03 NINETEENTH ST. DENVER. COLO.
COSMO CLUB AWARDS Ccon+'d)
tertainment was provided by Miss
Ruth Thornton, a Negro; Mr. Mar-
tin Cohen, Jewish; and Tom Masa-
morl, Japanese*
Dr. Holmes awarded the cita-
tions for outstanding work in
inter-racial, inter-faith and
inter-cultural affairs. Among
them was the award to Min Yasui,
Tri-State JACL representative.as'
the outstanding Nisei worker in
the inter-racial field* Others
who received awards Include Mfcs*
Lon T, Fidler; Mrs. K. Cohron-
Northcross Miss Louise Evans, Mr
Ralph L. Carr; Mr Lee Taylor Ca-
sey; Mr. Ben Bezoff; Mr* Charles
B. Greene; the Very Rt Rev. Dean
Paul Roberts; Mr Arthur M. Ober-
felder; Mr Saul Caston; Mr. John
J. Jacobs; Mr. Robert S. Adell;
Mr. James Fresques; Mr* Elver
Barker; Mr. Walter A. Gail; Mr.
Craig Vincent, and Mr. Lou Rich-
mond.
NOVEMBER
Attorney General Robert Kenny
of California spoke here in Nov,
under the sponsorship of the DUC
with JACL representatives in at-
tendance. Our Regional Repre-
sentative attended the SLC JACL
leader confab, to be briefed on
JACL reorganization plans. Mas
Satow was named acting executive
secretary for the JACL, while
Mike Masaoka moved on to Wash-
ington DC as executive director
for the ADC Inc., to lobby for
legislation for Japanese*
DBCBMbKR
In December, President Dr. T.
Mayeda*s regime reached thehome
stretch. the 1947 elections
for new officers. George Y.
Masunaga was elected as the new
Denver JACL Prexy. The tra-
ditional JACL Xmas Ball climaxed
1946's major Denver JACL activi-
ties.
StMijb JEWELRY
'QUALITY JELUELRY
SCIENTIFIC WffTCH REPAlRlNCr
20&* Larinw A-L. 2977
CATHAY POST 185
-flmm'ean Legion.
CAFE-
* BAR **
Chinese Cuhim
2915Market#. KE9429
EzSteb Sunday
APRIL 6*1
SoJsbe*1LiikdPi&
^professional ustinet
/7<:a)UNTANT* J
ROBERT MAS HORIUGHI.
1238 20th Street.
PE 9166
MA 1644
DENTISTS
T, 1T0, DDS ...... .KE 8680
830 18th Street
Y. ITO, DDS............KB 1077
830 18th Street
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS -TA 6961
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
K. K. MIYAMOTO, DDS .TA 4037
1952 Larimer Street
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS .TA 7498
200 Interstate Trust Bldg.
JLAWYEf^S *
TOSHIO ANDO
615 E. & C, Bldg. .CH 7987
Branch Office:
1232 20th Street *AL 3500
,CH 7987
MINORU YASUI......
615 E. & 0. Bldg.
INSURANCE
JAMES 1HATAIJI Brighton
Henderson, Colo. .... 82R2
Denver Office:
1232 20th Street *AL 3500
MITSUO KANEKO.........GR 5000
1232 20th Street .AL 3500
KENNETH T. SATO .MA 1644
1238 20th Street
OPTOMETRIST*
GEORGE J. KUBO, O.D. .CH 7813
1234 20th Street
PHYSICIAN .SURGEONS
CHARLES FUJISAKI, MD GL 3538
3301 Zuni Street
THOS. K. KOBAYASHI, MD KE 4590
1229 21st Street
ISAMU 02AM0T0, MD. TA 1596
301 Insterstate Trust Bldg.
HOWARD SUENAGA, MD TA 2642
M, GEORGE TAKENO, MD TA 2642
The Florenoe Building
830 18th Street
NOTICE TO HRITER OF ANONYMOUS
LETTER, dated Mar. 13, 1347 to
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN:
We acknowledge your letter,
but wL11 not print anonymous
contributions. Signed contri-
butions will be printed sub -
ject to limitations of space.
Our deadline monthly is 10th,
SEEDS....
OF Pltwetl WORTH-
wnk orphow fa fee cojafe
WESTERN SEED CO.
#25-15*$*. TA 42ff
ACE-HI
-u\7

STUDIO
'-ARTISTRY IN ADVERTISING
1330-2041 St. KE4025
1930 LARIMER ST. DENVER TAbor 2623
M 'Mv


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
The other night our capable
and genial Tri-State Representa-
tive, Min Yasui, and I spent an
Interesting evening at the home
of Dr. Clarence F. Holmes, Negro
President of the Cosmopolitan
Club, to meet Qulgg Newton, a
candidate for Mayor of Denver.
There were many people of di-
fferent races, creeds and reli-
gions to discuss common interest
problems relating to the so-
called "minorities" and the at-
titude of the candidate. Howev-
er, the only other Nisei attend-
ing were Dr. and Mrs. James Ta-
guehl. We think that more Nisei
should become Interested in this
sort of civic meeting.
Quigg Newton is highly re-
spected and admired by Denver
people. At 35, he is president
of the board of trustees of Den-
ver University, and left the Na-
vy as a commander, after four
spot promotions. The Denver Ju-
nior Chamber of Commerce named
him Denver's outstanding Young
Man of 1946.
Everyone Was impressed by his
sound tactics concerning housing
and public health; his liberal-
ism and his promise to make Pen-
ver a clean, prosperous pro-
gressive city.
Just a reminder-Have you fol-
lowed the two Important bills in
our state legislature? If you
haven't, be sure to write or
phone your legislators concern-
ing the PEPC Bill and the Bill
against Restrictive Covenants.
These billg, are for our benefit,
and if there isnt enough inter-
est to build a fire under their
chairs, those bills may die in
their respettive committees. At
the last committee hearing on
PEPC, only two Nisei attended.
It seems rather disheartening
that so few Nisei take any act-
ive action in such matters.
'PeStek
YOUR CABINET
The Denver JACL Cabinet has
bean meeting regularly, trying
to guess what the members want.
noma mm?
The Tri-State district JACL
Conference was planned for Mar.
22-23, and hundreds of invita-
tions were sent to Nisei leaders
in outlying areas. Response was
disappointingly small.
FEPC -HEARING-
Rep. Ben Be2off (Dem), one of
the principal sponsors of the
PEPC bill, conducted a hearing
on March 6th, in the chambers of
the House of Representatives to
plead with the state legislature
to set up a fair employment pra-
ctices commission in Colorado.
Rev. Russell Nakata and Min
Yasui, Tri-State JACL Represent-
ative attended the hearing, and
Rev. Nakata, representing the
Nisei of this area, presented
his views briefly.
The FEPC measure, now in the
house committee on industrial
relations, drew strong indorse-
ment from the Rt. Rev, Msgr.
John R. Mulroy, director of Ca-
tholic Charities in Denver, who
declared:
"It is bad that we have to ap-
pear in a legislative chamber to
make a plea for social justice,
for the practice of brotherly
love...Those who are opposing
the bill are hiding in the dark
or have something on their con-
science. It will serve a good
purpose and will harm no one."
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Individual membership. $3.00
Membership for couples 5.00
Pacific Citizen, member. 2.50
P.C., non-member .... 3.50
Subs, to Denver JACL Bulletin.
only, is $1*00 per fiscal year
MARCH, 1947
THE CRITICS CORNER. '
kij$iH-UosolmJoL
Joe Nisei was on his knees
near the wall. His hands were
cupped to his mouth and he was
blowing on them muttering: "Come
seven, come seven, come seven."
He rattled the cubes for, a
moment and then flung them to
the wall. They struck with a
sharp sound, rebounded, rolled
uncertainly. Almost before they
stopped, Joe read the dots and
cried:
"Five and three. Eights the
point/ Eight's the point/
He picked them up again and
went through tide blowing, rattl-
ing, muttering ritual. This time
it was a four. Then a nine, a
ten, a five and finally a seven.
Joe sighed and yielded the
cubes. He sat back on his haun-
ches to tot up his winnings.
"Joe," the man said. "Hows
about kicking in some of that
dough to a good cause. The JACL
could use a chunk of it."
Joe looked up. "Jeez," he
said, "I aint working regular.
Kinda hard to make ends meet,
you know."
The man said, "You got a nice
pile there. A piece of it would
sure help out. You wont miss
it and itll be doing more good
than if it stayed in the game."
"Jeez," said Joe.
"Well, the man said, "Ive
got another idea. Why dont you
put aside say 10 percent of each
pot for public service, or char-
ity or whatever you want to call
it."
"Ten per cent? Jeez, said
Joe. "Might be a good idea. Ten
percent. Jeez. Can I deduct
it from my income tax?"
AVAIUU31.fr
National JACL Headquarters
announce that many fine books
relating to the Japanese Ameri-
cans are available to JACL mem-
bers, some at reduced prices.
Books available to date are:
THE SPOILAGE
Hemb.-$3.50 List Price: $3.75
CITIZEN 13660
Memb.-$i2.50 List Price: $2.75
STORY OF THE 442nd COMBAT TEAM
Hemb.-$4.50 List Price: $5.00
BOY FROM NEBRASKA........ $2.5Q
THE CASE FOR THE NISEI
(JACLs Brief in the Korematsu
case)
These books may be obtained
by sending your remittance in to
the National Office of the JACL,
615 Beason Building, Salt Lake
City, Utah
MONTHLY ADVERTISING RATES
Professional Listings. $1.50
3/4" Business Ads. V v 2.75 ,
2 Business Ads. 5.00
2" Double-column Ads 7.50
Basic Rate: $3.00 per column -
inch per month.
rmGtmmum-
> *
Published monthly; by the
Denver, chapter of The Japa- *
nese American Citizens Lea-
gue; 615 E & C Bldg., Den-
ver.,. Colo. Tel: CH 5990
Editor: True Yasui
Staff: Sab Tanl, Bess Mats-
uda, Rosa Higashi, Bill Ho-
sokawa,- Mami Katagiri, Geo.
Masupfiga, Min Yasui.
' Fotos: WIL8HIRE STUDIO --
^ - -V
Prexy Geo. Masunaga is sin-
cerely trying to give Denver the
leadership necessary to have the
most active Nisei organization
in the community. He has been
religiously attending civic and
community meetings to partici-
pate and to explain about JACL.
Tosh Ando, in charge of acti-
vities and program, has lined up
a Nihon-Katsudo and a big Easter
Dance, Dinner and Raffle. Emi
Katagiri has been plugging mem-
berships, and the rolls now to-
tal 157 members to date. Dr.
Geo. Kubo, treasurer, is working
with Roy Takeno on a financial
drive for the Tri-State area.
All chapter officers are do-
ing their jobs. But, the cabi-
net is at a loss as to what the
general membership wants, in the
way of chapter activities. Un-
less your officers can be guided
by your wishes, the JACL doesnt
have much value.
Cmon now/ Lets all the in-
terested members take a more ac-
tive part in JACL. Write to the
cabinet officers; telephone em;
pester the life out of them, so
they can be responsive to your
ideas and wishes.
-HAVE- A -HEART
Most typical were comments
that Colorado has no immediate
Nisei problems, and therefore
organization is unnecessary. It
is true that there are no acute
matters today; nevertheless, we
feel that organization is essen-
tial for the future. We are al-
so convinced that Nisei must de-
velop their own programs of com-
munity participation if we are
to become truly good citizens.
What do you think?
-A FRIEND IS ILL
We are sorry to hear that our
good friend, BEN MIYAHARA, is in
the hospital. He left to attend
Colorado University at Boulder,
last September.
He was our make-up editor, so
when he left, we really missed
him. It was hlB splendid ef-
fort that made continued pub-
lication of tills paper possible.
We would like to urge friends
to visit Ben at the Natl Jewish
Hospital at 3800 E. Colfax Ave.,
at Colorado Blvd. Hie visiting
hours ares Tuesday and Friday.
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and on
Sundays and holidays, 3:00 p.m.
to 5:00 p.m.
Hon. Philip B. Gilliam, judge of the Juvenile and Family Court of
Denver, has advised the JACL office that there are two Nisei found-
lings in the orphans home, who are to be placed in adoption, but it
seems that nobody wants "Jap" babies.
This is a depressing state of affairs,
tainly no fault of the babies.
because ancestry is cer-
The Judge, and the staff of the Family Court, are sincerely anr?
keenly interested in trying to find a suitable family who will adopt
the babies because they feel that these helpless human beings should
have a chance in life.
Is there any Japanese family in Denver or does anyone know of any
family anywhere who has the heart enough to adopt either one or both
of these babies? If so, please advise our offices, or communicate
directly with Judge Gilliams court.
-AMERICAN BROTHERHOOD
REPRINTED FROM COLORADO TIMES'
h Tfldnk front pos#. Editor*-
The following article from the February 21, 1947 issue of the
Colorado Times relative to Brotherhood Week was so timely and excel-
lent that we have asked Frank Tamura for permission to reprint it in
our Bulletin.
"We, the Nisei of these United States of America, are convinced
that democracy in this great nation, with liberty and Jib tice for
all, will need our wholehearted support. Without our patriotism,
loyalty to America and her institutions, the entire Nisei population
cannot build a structure which we cherish and choose for ourselves
and our children.
Although differing in race, religion or national origin, the war
from which America has recently emerged has taught all of us that we
must share alike...to live, support and believe in Brotherhood. To
recognize and freely to acknowledge it is essential to national
unity. We must have a patriotism so great that one citizen cannot
hate another on the pretext that he is not a good American.
The American Nisei have made "their own distinctive contribution
to the national life of America. America is a composite of many ra-
cial and religious groups, no one of which can truly claim superior
loyalty. Taking the hard road after many years of hardship, the Ni-
sei are proud that their share has been greatly acclaimed. Working
side by side with people of other nationalities, they have added va-
riety, a source of strength to the nation. Without these distinct-
ive contributions, America would be poorer if any one of these
groups were eliminated.
Democracy is a term that is obscure until It has been defined.
With that thought and with faith in their land of liberty, the Nisei
united in defense of American liberties. That faith has been
greatly justified in the history of this nation.
The American liberties are guaranteed by the Federal Constitution
cr>ri by every state to citizens of all faiths equally. Bound up in
one life, every distinctive group is interested in the maintenance
of liberty, not only for themselves but for every other group. For
whatever threatens the liberties of any of our people threatens
those of all...