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VOLUME III, NUMBER 4
DENVER COLORADO
APRIL 1948
B MATSUOA
ELECTED
JACL PREXY
Bessie Matsuda was unanimous-
ly elected as president of the
Denver JACL Chapter at a special
cabinet meeting held on March 26
to succeed George Ohashl.who re-
signed due to pressing business
matters.
Bessie was secretary of the
1947 Cabinet and headed numerous
committees. She is also a mem-
ber of Cornelians, and an active
advisor of the NWAA. Besides
her numerois community activities
her "spare" time is occupied
with golf, knitting, bridge and
entertaining. She is a very
friendly person who will go out
of her way to make a stranger
feel welcome. Her energy and
enthusiasm for all she under-
takes continue to amaze her
friends.
She is a native of Watson-
ville, California and attended
UC. At the present time she is
employed at Modern Music Company.
JAPANESE WAR BRIDES AT FITZSIB HOSPITaL -- Mrs. Fujiko Burns and Mrs.
Junko Watanabe,
TAN/ SOCIAL
S£RWC£ CHAIRMAN
Saburo Tani answered the BUL-
LETINS plea of last month for
a chairman for the Social Ser-
vice Committee and announced
that he would be calling his com
mlttee this mon^h to formulate
an extensive program for .their
work.
All those Interested in wor-
king on this program are urged
to contact the JACL office.
QUEEN TO BE
CROWNED AT DANCE
An informal Coronation Dance
will be held on Saturday May 1st
at the D-X Hall on 1900 W. 38th
from 9:00 to midnight.
The Stardusters with their
repertoire of 200 pieces will
play for dance loverB and for
all niseis who are eager to vote
for and see Miss Denver JACL,who
will be sent to Salt Lake City
to compete for national beauty
honors.
The D-X is fully equipped to
handle a capacity crowd, with a
cocktail lounge or bar and din-
ing room available.
Every one attending the dance
will be entitled to vote from
the finalists, one girl who will
be named Miss Denver JACL and
the two runner-ups will be her
attendants.
Bids for the dance will be
&2.00 a couple and $1*23 for
stags.
2ND ANNUAL UNIT/
COUNCIL MEETING
The Colorado Unity Council
will hold its second Annual
Meeting, Saturday, May 15, 1948.
at the Albany Hotel. The theme
is "TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS" IN
COLORADO.
This is a conference for all
citizens of Colorado who are
concerned with the local imple-
mentation of the report of the
Presidents Committee on Civil
Rights.
The program is still tenta-
tive in that the speakers are not
definite. They are planning to
have a member of the President's
Committee as the keynote speaker
at the opening session. This
will be followed by four sec-
tion meetings divided into the
following groups: (1) To Secure
Equal Treatment Under the Law,
(2) To Secure Equal Opportuni-
ties in Education and Recreation,
(3) To Secure Good Housing and
Health For All People,(4) To Se-
cure Equal Employment Opportuni-
ties For All People.
NATIONAL
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The overall picture of the
national JaCL membership drive
is behind 1947.
The latest case that has come
up is that of a Japanese War
Bride in Fitzsimmons with a kid-
ney ailment. Her husoand will
be sent overseas,and so the com-
mittee is finding her a place to
stay and is going to help her
find means of learning American
customs.
Recently Roy Takeno, JACL re-
gional director visited the hos-
pital with Tani and quoted Take-
no,"! was amazed at how much the
girls waited for the Committee's
visits and how much the girls
depended on it for advice and
uidance.
DINNfR POSTPONED
The dinner for Maeao Satow,
acting National Executive Secre-
tary of the JACL, has been post-
poned for about two weeks. He
is staying in Washington, D. C.
for the Judd B111(HR 5004) hear-
ing.
On the brighter side is that
ten new Chapters, which had no
members last year have reported
a total of 690 members, and se-
ven other chapters which have
completed their 1948 drives re-
port a total increase of 117
members. This means that Nation-
al has to date a total of 813
entirely new members who have
been recruited this year.
The national membership goal
is 10,000 members in 1948; to
date the membership totals 3017.
Following are some figures
on chapter memberships taken
from different sections of the
country:
Portland, Ore . 89
Cortez, Calif . 100
Los Angeles . 257
New York . 99
Salt Lake City .... . 196
Denver . 60
Chicago . 183
MISS DQJVER JACL" CANDIDATES POSE FOR CAMERAThe beauteous girls pictured are
some of the 19 candidates entered in the "Miss Denver JACL" contest who were pre-
sent at a tea held at the H. H. Kodeni residence recently. Left to right they ares
First row: Himi Mayemura, Rose Shiramizu, Pearl Kuwabara, Aiko Fukayama; Second
row* Kiku Tajiri, Chiz Okuno, Helen Tanaka, Yoko Yoshimura, Chiyo Satoj Third
row* Bni Katagiri, Dorothy Madokoro and two guests, Mrs. Charles Fujisaki, and
Ifrs. Kody Kodarca.
CHAPTER SPONSORS
QUEEN CONTEST ~
WINNER WILL 60 TO SALT LAKE CITY
The search is on this month to select the most beautiful girl in
Denver, who will be sent to the National JACL Convention in Salt
Lake City to be held September 4 through 8, where she will compete
with other girls from all over the country for the title of "Miss
JACL 1948".
Each chapter is allowed one entry and.the entrants and photo-
graphs of the entrants must be submitted by May let. Previous to
the convention, preliminary Judging will be done from photographs
submitted by the entrants by the contest committee and a five man
Central Coordinating Committee of the Tenth Biennial Convention to
select at least five and not more than ten to enter the final con-
test, which will be held in conjunction with the First Nlte Mixer,
at which time the Final Judging Group composed of nationally pro-
TAKATA FIRST TO
BE IN *1000CLUB"
Mas Takata of the Universal
Radio Service, 1108 18th St.,
is the first Denverite to become
a member of the "1000 Club."
The "1000 Club" was formed a-
bout a year and a half ago at a
National JaCL Board Meeting held
at Idaho Falls, Idaho. The pur-
pose is to help finance the na-
tional JACL program. Member-
ship in the club is purely volun-
tary. The goal is one thousand
&25.00 contributing members
(hence the name).
Every JACL member is urged to
Join this club.
Mas Takata has long been a
loyal supporter of the JACL. He
is formerly of San Jose and
moved to Denver in 1943. He is
married and has two children,
Bobby, who is seven, and Eva,who
is six. Besides being an ama-
teaur radio ham, his other hobby
is fishing. When he was being
interviewed, he claimed he was
"Just an ordinary guy".
minent Niseis will select the
Queen and two attendants.
The National Queen and atten-
dants will receive loving cup
trophies, and all finalist will
be presented with engraved com-
pacts.
The Denver contest was for-
mally opened on April 4th at a
tea at Mrs. H.H. Kodani's home.
The contest rules and nominees
were then announced, and nomi-
nees named were as follows:
Joyce Chiba
Aiko Fukuyama
Rose Hanawa
Emi Katagiri
Pearl Kuwabara
Dorothy Madokoro
Himi Mayemura
Carol Murata
Helen Nakamura
Chiz Okuno
Amy Salto
Chiyo Sato
Rose Shiramizu
Kiku Tajlri
Helen Tanaka
Fumlko Uyemura
Michiko Uyemura
Florence Yamada
Yoko Yoshimura
(continued p.3, col. 2)


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
/.PHIL 1940
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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: Chiye Horluchi
Staff: Mlchi Ando, Rosa Hi-
gashi, Dill Hosokawa, Shig
Imamura, Mami Katagiri, Bess
Matsuda, George Kubo, George
Ohashi Margaret Shibata,
and Hiroshi Wada.
Fotos:
wilshire studio
"Pfi£xy S£Z
44
I feel that this la "the year"
aa far aa the JACL la concerned*
I'm requesting your utmost sup-
port and cooperation and a tang-
ible way to show it la to pay
your 1946 Membership Dues*
fide JACL-ADC has accomplished
a great deal in the recent favor-
able decision of the Oyama case*
It did notr affect us locally but
It did set a precedent for fu-
ture similar cases* It also
hows the effectiveness of the
ADC program*
If the Judd Bill (H.R. 5004)
should pass this will be a still
greater accomplishment for it
affeote everyone of ue. It means
our mothers and fathers can
proudly say: "I'm a citizen."
Masao Satow will be in Denver as
soon as the Judd Bill hearing is
over and he will be able to tell
us all about It* Watch for his
visit with us*
It is interesting to note the
support we are receiving on this
bill* Following are the editor-
ial written by our own Bill Hoso-
kawa in the DENVER POST and the
letter we sent to them.
EDITORIAL
"As its term of life dwindles,
this session of congress could
erve the cause of Justice no
better than by reaching deep in-
to its Jam-packed hopper and act-
ing quickly on a measure known
as H.R* 5004.
"The bill, introduced by Re-
presentative Walter H. Judd of
Minnesota, a Republican, has as
Its objectives the end of dis-
crimination in naturalization
and immigration laws.
"These laws, unfortunately,
still embrace a racist concepts
alien to the American philosophy.
Under present provisions, for
instance, the several hundred
Gold Star parents of Japanese-Am-
erican servicemen are denied the
privilege of becoming citizens
of the nation to which they gave
their 8one.
"Likewise, a number of Asia-
tic peoples, including the Japa-
neseare not permitted to enter
the United states as immigrants.
Under wartime stress certain
allies, notably the Chinese,
Filipinos and natives of India,
were removed from the stigma of
"undesirables by special legis-
lation.
The Justice of revising na-
turalization procedure to remove
race as a qualification for citi-
zenship is obvious. The presi-
dent^ committee on civil rights
observed:
"'Since it 1b a purpose of
government in a democracy to re-
gulate the activity of each man
in the interest of all men, it
follows that every mature and
responsible person must be able
to enjoy full citizenship and
at j£aait aarorcC from 7fci£e,
T 1mm# T aViauI^ Kbm tm4 * f IPuflako la dlffArAi
I know I should have written
long before this -- been going
crazy with all manner of red
tape, then everyone we ever
heard of has tried to drag ue
all over the country with the
Idea that I should see the whole
of Japan in one day -- so far we
have been to Shlmoda, which le a
wonderful little village--to the
home of various friends of Bills
then there le the various places
around Tokyo Japanese places
and the American Club which I
don't like at all*
I've had a little time to
wander around Tokyo --Ginza, for
one and the sea of little shdps
by shimbashl-ekl and places
where I just wander and have no
Idea where I've been after I get
back*
So far we've been living In
the hotel but we have fond hopes
of being able to move into house
#395 in Grant Heights this week,
all the Americans are quartered
in special areasin newly built
American style houses which are
fine till they start to warp --
and needless to say, we don't
like the Idea --but to get a Ja-
panese house you have to be a 5
star general*
As long as we keep to things
Japanese, everything is fine--I
make mistakes and get laughed at
but it's a nice warm friendly
kind of being laughed at the 2
kids Bill picked out to live
with us are grand-FuJll-san has
Just taken his exams for TeldAl
and we're all waiting to see If
he made it he's a wonderful
teacher knows quite a lot of
English so when I butcher things
he knows what I'm trying to say
and telle me how it should be
said
Fueako la different, she
knows no English at all, and It
sometimes takes me 10 minutes to
express one thought -- but she's
got a keen sense of humor and it
sure helps tlz going to be
quite an experience in interna-
tional living when the four of
us move Into that house this
week*
Everything is eo high, a
friend of ours on the ministry
of communication told ue that
his salary is Just pin money*
We are giving Fusako money
for rent of one room at the home
of a friend of ours till we get
the house they asked ¥ 900 a
week, that Includes meals of
course, and we figure the friend
was taking a loss on the deal*
The ordinary things for dally
life are impossible to get, soap
is unusable on account of being
made from fish oils, there isn't
any paper, clothing, what there
is of It, is untouchable. I
bought the cheapest pair of geta
I could find ¥350i:Thie is not
for us, however, things at the
FX are rationed, but at state-
side prices.
And how are things in Den vert
How Is the gang? Please say hel-
lo to everyone for me. I'm going
to stop now and finish p&oklng
up our bookstell the kids I'll
write as soon aa I get time.
Love,
Mike Eawal
c/o W. T. Kawal,DAC
CC3 GHQ SCAP
APO 500
c/o PM, S. F., Calif.
Mike
have an equal voice in his gov-
ernment* Because the right
to participate in the political
process in customarily limited
to citizenship based upon race,
color, creed or national origin.
"There is no valid argument
against this action to clear our
record, and to secure the friend-
ship of far eastern peoples who,
with justification, have looked
askance at our democracy when we
continue to treat them as biolo-
gically inferior beings"
LETTER
The Denver Post
Editorial Department
1544 Champa Street
Denver 2, Colorado
Gentlemen:
The Denver Chapter of the Jap-
anese American Citizens League
The Denver Chapter of the Jap-
anese American Citizens League
wishes to express the sincere
thanks of the organization and
of all persons of Japanese An-
cestry who believe In American-
ism to the DENVER POST. for the
very splendid editorial publish-
ed on April 10, 1948, regarding
the Congressman Walter H. Judd's
H.R. 5004, which would remove
racial qualifications from the
privilege of naturalization and
permit far eastern peoples to be
admitted to the United States
under a fair quota.
We know that many of our mem-
bers, American citizens of Jap-
anese descent, and many, many
other Americans, who believe In
the democratic ideals of our tui-
tion, have deplored the incon-
gruous setting up of racial qua
lificatione for citizenship, we
believe that you and the Denver
Post are doing, not only for the
parents of Nisei soldiers, but
for all Americans a great ser-
vice in advancing the ideals of
American democracy.
Please accept the sincere
Please accept the sincere
thanks of our organization, and
the thanks of all people who
hope and work for a more demo-
cratic America.
Sincerely,
/s/ BESSIE MATSUDA
President
Dear Roving Reporter,
Thank you for your contribu-
tion last month. It was a bit
late for publication because the
BULLETIN had been sent to the
printers
I appreciate your interest
very much and a very cordial in-
vitation is extended to you to
become a member of the staff.
The Editor
JfcmAfld, FLOWER SHOP
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Not being what they call a
drinkln* man, we don't have ac-
cess very often to that prime
source of masculine chit-chat,
the corner tavern* We try to
make up for that deficiency in
our lives each time we visit the
barber, which is about once
every three or three and a half
weeks
Barbers by tradition are sup-
posed to be talkative. Ours
isn't, at least not very. Usual-
ly we have to pump him, and that
can be difficult when he is at a
delicate stage of neck-shave*
One day the conversation most-
ly was about a police raid on a
game of chance when some well-
known community characters were
hauled down to the calaboose.
Another time the palaver was
about a fortunate gentleman who
hit the dally double on the
horses and walked out of the
booking establishment in a rosy
haze some hundreds of dollars to
the good.
Sometimes the talk is about
the weather, which means there
isn't much doing* And then
again the conversation veers to
the Russians, the state of busi-
ness, to the drift of the Nisei
population to the land of sun-
shine and oranges, to bridge,
golf, fishing and the sundry
personalities who participate In
them*
At any rate it is interesting
if harmless gossip, and somehow
we look forward to these inter-
ludes even if one of the prices
we pay is having hair sift down
our collars*
*****
So far we have heard nothing,
even in a strictly informal way,
about any of the Twentieth and
Larimer lmpressarioe planning to
do anything about the forthcom-
ing presidential election* In
fact Interest anything politi-
cal seems to be dlstlnguisnea
primarily by its absence.
Attorney Min Yasul has come
out for the G.o.F*, but so far
as we are aware he hasn't ap-
proved any particular candidate.
How feels Tosh Ando, the com-
munity's other barrister?
In a race much closer to home,
and more immediate, there ought
to be a lot of interest in the
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APRIL 1948
THBJ DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
Wrft&i.

Dr. C. A. Perri.jo, student
counsellor and director of reli-
lous activities at the Univer-
sity of Denver, spoke on "Person-
ality Development" at a recent
meeting of the Adult Fellowship
of the California Street Method-
lst Church at the home of Dr.
and Mrs* K. Sasaki. Hisa Kosuge
and Bonnie Yamamoto were in
charge of refreshments.
The following members were
elected to the new cabinet:
President, George Inal, 1st-
Vice-President, Hisa Kosuge,
2nd Vice-President, Meach Nogami
3rd Vice-Presidents, Yuki Tanaka
and Dr. Ben Matoba. Mrs. Amy
. uira is the advisor.
'* CbrHilcatt* "
At the April meeting of the
Cornelians Mrs. Margaret Wearner,
5: ocial Hygiene Chairman of the
State PTA, spoke on "Sex Guid-
ance for Better Family Living."
Guests for the evening were
members of the Denver Nisei
Mother's Club. Mrs. Geo. Furuta
presided and the hostesses were
Mrs. T. K. Kobayashi and Mrs. R.
Horiuchi.
House Beautiful
Mrs. F. Scheussler of the CWC
faculty was guest speaker at the
general meeting of the Nisei
Mothers Club held last month.
She spoke on basic principles
of interior decoration and illus-
trated her talk with pictures.
She also recomended several
books used in her classes.
Hostesses for the evening
were Bea Mayeda, Toyo Goto, May
Matsumonji and Michi Ando.
IN THE EASTER PARADE--Eddie Maye-
da, daughter Alene and Michi
Terasaki, and little Kiku Ito.
9 m

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JACL
(continued from p. l col. 4)
Ballots were sent out and fur-
ther nominations were accepted
up to April 14th. Up to date,
girls, which were added to the
list were as follows:
Terry Harada
Lottie Lee Hartnett
Rosa Higashi
Kinufco Kanai
Bonnie Yamamoto
Each entrant was given 5000
bonus votes. Each member is en-
titled to 100 votes to select
five finalists, which will be
named on April 24th. Ballots
will again be sent to each mem-
ber to vote on the finalists.
In addition, non-members and
members attending the Coronation
Dance on May 1 will be given
votes to select the Queen and
two attendants.
Members of the local commit-
tee drawing up plans for the lo-
cal Queen contest are: George
Furuta, honorary chairman; Shig
Imamura, chairman; Frank Tamura,
promotion committee, Hikaru Iwa-
sakl, George Yamaguchl, Ken Ima-
mura, Yas Aochi, George Masunaga
Rupert Aral, and Hiroshi Wada,
members of the committee.
(continued fron p. 2 col. 4)
Democratic nominee for senator.
Ed C. Johnson, the incumbent,
has been a pretty fair friend of
the minorities. He's opposed in
the primary by Gene Cervi, for-
mer state Democratic chairman,
who has taken enough interest to
show up at community functions.
But from what we hear, golf
scores and the performances of
nags hold considerably more fas-
cination along the avenue than
political polls.
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Memberships in the Denver
JACL are as follows:
Individual membership. #3.50
Membership for couples . 5.00
Pacific Citizen, member. 2.50
P.C., non-member .... 3.50
Subscription to the Denver
JACL Bulletin, only, until the
end of every year, to Dec. 31,
without membership, is #1.00
JACL DENVER CHAPTER
615 E. & C. Building MEMBERSHIP FORM
17th & Curtis Streets
Denver, Colorado
Hame<_____________________________Street_______ _
City Phone
Individual membership......$3.50
Couple membership.......... 5.00
includes:
National dues......$1.00
Chapter dues........1.50
Chapter Bulletin.... 1.00
Pacific Citizen (member).$2.50
Pacific Citizen (non-member) 3.50
Please check and remit proper amount.
yPS EXPANDS
ITS ACTIVITIES
The Young People's Society of
the Y.W.C.A. has expanded their
activities to include ball- room
dancing lessons and group swim-
ming.
The Thursday evening dancing
lessons are very popular. The
group is so large there has been
some discussion of dividing the
class into a beginners and ad-
vanced groups. The instructor
is Mr. Richard "Lefty" Blanchard,
who is a former Arthur Murray
instructor and has also taught
at D.U.
On the first and third Thurs-
day of every month group swim-
ming is offered. A medical exam-
ination is required of all swim-
mers. Boys are asked to contact
Dr. Martin Alexander in the Re-
public Building. Girls may get
their examinations by calling
the Health Education Department
of the Y.
The members of the YPS Coun-
cil who plan the activities are:
Ken Imamura, president, Tay Shi-
oshita, Yoshi Miyoshi, Toml Numo-
to, Emi Katagiri, Sadie Takemoto
Helen Tanaka, Kami Katagiri, Sue
Murayama, Paul Ushiyama, Frank
Tamura, Peter Doi, George Hiraya-
ma, George Kobayashi, and Kaz
Kanda. Miss Betty Krummel is
the Y staff advisor.
SUNADA ELECTED
TO VPW POST
George Sunada, active member
of the Denver JACL, was instal-
led as adjutant of the Verle Huf-
fman Post of Veterans of Foreign
Wars in Ft. Logan, Colorado on
April 2, 1948. James A. Strat-
ton was installed as commander
of the post.
Sunada is the only Nisei mem-
ber of the post, and resides at
the Ft. Logan veterans Housing
Project, where his family Is the
only Japanese on the project.
The Sunada's, George and Susan,
are publishers of the project
newspaper, THE VILLAGE CRIER.
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THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
APRIL 1948
NOTES
...W
NICC TOURNAMENT
TUNY YAMAMOTO hailed back in-
to town from Chicago where ehe
was lending moral support to
student hubby SAT at Northwest-
ern U.
Poor JACK FUJII's been or-
dered off his beloved golf
oourBes by his doctor our sym-
pathies, JACK.
RUBY XITSUTAKA and EDWIN HA-
GIHARA was the cutest couple in
the Easter Parade. EDWIN was
in beige gabardine and RUBY in a
lovely grey and yellow suit with
matching hat drove off in ED-
WIN' b new red Chevrolet, which
hie fond parents purchased for
him to go to school on. North-
western may be hie choice.
LANDER, with wife, TOMI and
sister VIRGINIA ITO were among
Easter Sunday Church goers.
Noticed 111 SUSAN, the cute
personality baby of the GEORGE
OHASHI's Jumping up and down on
mommy's lap, very hep to the
hymns being played during the
Easter services.
Noticed FHEE SASANO with her
cute baby TARO sitting next to
VIOLET and ROY NISHIMURA; JOE
ARIKX with his nephew, MICHAEL;
while outside the church, KENNY
IMAMURA, resplendld in a new
suit, posing with petite JANE
HADA In Kelly green for SACHI
MARUYAMA, as
TERRY KODAMA in a perky pad-
ded hip plaid taffeta suit
walked out with MARY SUENAGA,
MAY FURUTA, and EILEEN ITO.
Strolling in the park Easter
Sunday, we ran into many niseis
airing their children --ran into
DOC MAYEDA with sons EDDIE and
TOMMY; JESS and MASY MASUNAGA,
with HANK and HISAKO KIMURA and
their offsprings; MICHI TERASAKI
with ALENE ATSU and DOC ITO
with KIKU, and the ANDO's with
STEVIE ANDO dashing out towards
the pond.
HARU TANAKA is back at the Y
residence after a year in Hawaii.
Hear tell BEN MIYAHARA, for-
mer Bulletin staffman, is living
at Brotherhood house.
The CHARLES SUYEISHI'S are
making plans to return to L.A.
In June after school is out.
A strong band of Colorado Uni-
versity Nisei cagers befittingly
closed the current basketball
season locally by annexing the
first Nisei Intermountain Col-
legiate Conference Basketball
tournament, held April 16th and
17th, over a field of eight par-
ticipating college teams.
In carving out the first leg
of the three year perpetual
trophy donated by the local JACL
Chapter, the Boulder Buffs turn-
ed back the weary Utah Universi-
ty Redskins 26-25 in one of the
very few exciting games of the
tourney.
The tired Utes were unable to
muster that extra "steam" after
having had to overcome a tough
Denver University team for a 37-
35 semi-final win after trailing
the locals for three periods.
Meanwhile the CU squad, possess-
ing depth of talented players
and hardly pressed by the compe-
tition offered in their bracket,
showed their pay-off strategy.
Paced by such outstanding
court-athletes as little Lucky
Yamaga and tall Genjl Yamamoto
offensively, and backboned de-
fensively with sky-scrapers as
Hash Togashi, Tom Tsukiji, Harry
Nakagawa, Jack Ito, Doug Taguchi,
Herb Inouye and Pat Hirami plus
the speed of little George Nagai
and Hatasaka the tournament
champions opened the sport event
with a lopsided 34-15 win over,
the DU "B" team and turned back
a surprising Mine team 26-24 in
the semi-finals.
The tournament favorite Utah
Utes, arriving without their
great Nisei eager, Wat Mlsaka,
and playmaker, Gus Tanaka, waltz-
ed thru the University of Wyom-
ing 32-12 in their opener. They
fought their way into the finals
mainly on the outstanding per-
formance of Jun Kawakaml who
copped individual honors by tank-
ing 42 points in the tournament.
Other results of the tourna-
ment found a very strong Denver
University club, composed of
such stalwarts as Joe Ariki, Kaz
Kanda, Edwin Hagihara, Fred Kawa-
no, Charles suyeishi, Pete Miya-
hara, Jack Kanegaye, Aki Hirami,
George Nakayama and Jim Fujlta
subduing a makeshift Aggie team
32-7 before bowing to the Utes
in a heart-breaking semi-final
setback. The very capable Colo-
rado Mines team, sparked by the
three Hayashi brothers and
veteren Fred Mikumi earned their
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1948 DNBL CHAMPS "THE MIGHTY MARUSHO MIKS"First row: Shun Nakayama,
Lander Ito, Jack Ito, Kayo Senzaki, and Hash Togashi; Second row:
Tootsie Tsutsui, George Nagai, Yas Aochi, Aki Hiraini, Pete Tsutsui,
and Jerry Tsutsul. *
semi-final berth by whipping a
CU "B" five led by Calvin Furu-
kawa, Tak Yamashita and Jim Oka-
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Tournament All-Stars selected
by the managers of the eight
school teams were Utah's Jim Ka-
wakami, only unanimous choice,
paired with Genji Yamamoto of
the championship CU team at the
forward position. Kaz Kanda,
DU'a pivot man, was selected
for the center post, while his
mate Joe Ariki shared the guard
spots with diminutive Lucky Ya-
maga of CU.
Second team members were
Utah's Hippo Kurida, Sub Enkoji,
and Llndy Sata; CU's George Na-
gai and Hash Togashi; DU's
Charles Suyeishi, Pete Miyahara,
and Mines' Fred Mikumi.
Honorable Mentions were given
to Jim Yagai (Utah), Akira Hira-
mi (DU), Fred Kawano (DU), Tom
Tsukiji (CU), Harry Nakagawa(CU).
Jack Ito (CU), and Calvin Furu-
kawa (CU "B").
*DNAC DANCE
About two huhdf'ea people en-
joyed the floor show put on by
Tom Masamorl, Dick Aoyagi, and
Clara Takahashl, who sang; Hank
Takahashi, who did his famous
hula dance, and Betty Takahashi
and Rupert Aral, who did an ex-
hibition jive number, emceed by
George Furuta at the Stork Club
on April 9th, when the newly
formed Denver Nisei Athletic
Club held a benefit dance.
The Denver Nisei Athletic
Club is one of the newest organi-
zations in Denver. Already, it
boasts a membership of more than
30 paid up athletes.
The club is also planning to
obtain a recreation room at 1920
Larimer St. The officers of the
club are President, Yoeh Nakaya-
ma, Vice-president, Rupe Aral,
Secretary-Treasurer, Henry Taka-
hashi, Athletic Manager, Harry
Ariki, publicity, Hide Noda and
Shig Hayashi, and Advisor, Shig
Teraji.
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