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Scene
from
Buddhist
Dedication
Shibal
Particl-
ants are
eft to
j right;
Michiko
Tani
£ Kswamura
Lily Ariki
Yaeko Tani
BUMHIST DCMCATfON FESTIVITIES
The Tri-State Buddhist Church will hold its formal ded-
ication service and festivities for four days, February
28 to March 1* Buddhists will gather from the tri-state
area of Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska,
The formal dedication ceremony will be conducted by
Bishop Enryo Shigefuji of San Francisco with the follow-
ing priests assisting: Rev, Y. Tamai and Rev, N, Tsunoda,
Rev. Honzen Seki, New York City and Rev. Shoshu Sako, De-
troit. The Chigo parade or procession will precede the
formal dedication ceremony. The many children participat-
ing in the processional will
al costumes and headdresses.
WEEKLY BRIPGE
CLASSES BEGUN
With the prospects of a
long winter hanging on, man-
y Nisei who have never
held a deck of cards in
their hands, and those hop-
ing to improve their game
are taking advantage of the
weekly bridge classes being
held at 8s00 each Thursday
night at the YWCA under the
sponsorship of the JACL,
Takl Domoto, prominent
b usiness man, and one of
the outstanding bridge play-
ers in the city Mile Hi-
Bridge Club is conducting
the classes,
Mr, Domoto*s classes ben*
ifit the elementary player
who has no idea of card
playing, and advanced play-
ers have been greatly en-
couraged to improve their
game by his instructions
on various new systems.
Advanced players have
been greatly pleased to
have Mr, Domoto instruct
them on the new point sys-
tem of counting.
be dressed in the tradition-
The evening programs are
varied, A Japanese program
of odori and shibai will be
given on the last three
nights.
to .to to
JACL TO HELP
EVACUATION CLAIMANTS
The Denver Chapter will
hold a clinic to help the
community fill in evacua-
tion claim forms on Satur-
day, March 5 from 1:00 to
6:00 p.m, at the JACL of-
fice at 1834 Curtis Street,
As a community service,
the Denver Chapter offers
free stenographic services
and interpreters for those
wishing to file claims on
February 26 only. It was
pointed out that volunteer
helpers will be unable to
give legal advice. They
will help fill in the forms
according to the informa-
tion the claimant has to
offer.
Claim forms and Japanese
translations of the forms
are available at the JACL
office at any time for
those wishing to fill out
. forms on their own.
JACL BINGO PARTY
PROGRAM TO AIDS BOWLERS. NWAA,
SOCIAL SERVICE COMMITTEE
The JACL will sponsor a benefit Bingo party to be held
in March to raise funds to send their bowling team to the
National JACL Bowling tourney in Salt Lake City in March,
The benefit event will also raise funds for the nisei Wo-
men* a Athletic Associations entry fees in the City Bas-
ketball League and also replenish the budget for Social
Service work in the community*
JACL MEMBERSHIP
INCREASE TREND IS
TOLD IN REPORT
The JACL membership
drive is on. Latest re-
ports from National show a
tremendous Increase in mem-
bership by some chapters
and the formation of sever-
al new ones.
Every Denverite is urged
to become a member of the
local Chapter, Membership
Chairman Chiye Horiuchi
says: The criticism has
often been made by some
that they were not asked or
contacted. Wont each one
of you make it your respon-
sibility to mail your mem-
bership to the JACL Office?
Or, if you will leave your
name and address we will
contact you.
The dues are $3,50 per
person or $5,00 a couple,
ADC FUNDS
COMING /N SLOW
In the sixty days which
the JACL Anti Discrimina-
tion Committee fund raising
campaign has been working*
Conmittee Treasurer Mits
Kaneko reports a little
less than $100,00 has been
solicited to date for the
Rational Legislative pro-
gram of the JACL Anti Dis-
crimination Committee in
Denver,
He also reports that on-
ly $8,50 was realized from
the mail request for dona-
tions from the membership.
Committee members who
have sent in portions of
their collections are* Har-
ry Sakata* George Hasunaga*
Tosh Ando* Doug Mizukami,
Mami Katagiri and Bessie
Matsuda,
Committee members who
have not reported yet ares
Hay Koyama* Frank Torizawa*
George Katsumonji* Min Ya-
sui* George Eubo* Jay Fuka-
ye* Ed Matsuda and Mits Ea-
neko.
Program chairman* John
Kurachi and Treasurer Ray
Koyama are heading the com-
mittee to make plans for
the event. President Tosh
Ando announced that ade-
quate newspaper releases
and notices will be sent
out and asked for full mem-
bership cooperation for
this event.
In a statement to the
cabinet* John Noguchi* pre-
sident of the Nisei Bowling
League* announced that top
Nisei bowlers would repre-
sent Denver at the meet and
expressed the hope that the
team will bring home the
bacon.
The NWAA recently spon-
sored a dance to raise mon-
ey for their entry fees in
the City Women's Basketball
"B" League* but fell short
of their needs. The team
sponsors furnish the girls
with equipment* but funds
are needed for court rental
and referees* and the JACL
has underwritten part of
their athletic program.
The Social Service Com-
mittee makes regular visits
to hospitals with gifts of
food and reading materials,
Fujiko Burns* patient at
Fitzsimmons* when told of
the benefit* said* i hope
you make a lot of money*
for I would certainly like
to see you continue to aid
helpless people like me, I
came here, completely for-
eign* while my husband was
still overseas* and when I
needed someone most the
JACL Social Service Commit-
tee helped and advised me,"
With the enthusiasm
built up by the announce-
ment of this worthy event*
a complete success is being
anticipated.
ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to the rising cost of
production* the Denver Bul-
letin will be the size of
this presentation from this
issue.


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
FEBRUARY 1949
Published Monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 1834 Curtis
St*, Denver, Colorado*
'^lephone: Cherry 5990
Editors Bessie Matsuda
Staff: Wichi Ando, Bill
Hosokawa, George Kubo,
Dorothy Madokoro, Rosa
Mayeda, George Inai, El-
sie Kato, Ben Miyahara,
Sue Maruyama, and 'chiye
Horiuchi.
Let me introduce to you
our 1949 cabinet.
Our 1st vice-president
is a Brighton boy, Johnny
Kurachi. He will be in
charge of program for the
chapter. Johnny was born
and reared here and is now
engaged in farming. He is
an ardent skier.
Chiye Horiuchi, 2nd vice
president in charge of mem-
bership served on the past
cabinet. She was also edi-
tor of last years Bulletin
Chiye is a native of Yakima
Washington. She studied
economics at the TJ of W and
was employed by the YWCA in
Peoria, 111. before coming
to Denver.
The 3rd vice president
is George Kubo. George was
a member of the 1947 cabi-
net. He halls from Sacra-
mento and is a graduate of
the Northern Illinois Col-
lege of Optometry. When he
isnt selling glasses hes
outgolfing. Hes married
AMERICAN
MOTOR SALES
Henry lrnoda,prop.
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SO you DON'T LIKE THE JACL
Look at the monkey wrench they threw into the bowling,
basketball, and baseball leagues. If they cant sponsor
a team, why try?
Our attempts into the athletic field were blunderous.
But these attempts were sincerely made, after hearing
much criticism because the JACL never participated In
sports or some other activity that the young people are
interested in. Imbued with the idea to get things right,
we stuck our big feet in.
From the way I see It, the different ahtletic groups
are a well organized bunch. They need no outside help,
'".'hen and if at all possible, the JACL want to help in any
way it can.
-At present, the Nisei Womens Athletic League needs
help. They made an honest effort to raise money through
a dance for entry fees in the City League, funds for
court rentals, and referees for their own league games.
They lacked sufficient funds and the JACL is pitching in
^o make up the deficiency.
The JACL Bowling team had Its beginnings by a group
seeking a sponsor. The JACL was fortunate to have this
group interested enough to ask them for sponsorship.
Now the National JACLis sponsoring a Bowling tourna-
ment in Salt Lake, and the Chapter wants to send its
.team. The Bowling team is helping to put over the coming
bingo party, so that funds will be raised to send the
jACL-team.
But, lacking leadership and interest in the other ath-
letic fields, Id like to see the JACL confine its inter-
est to perhaps fete the different league champs with a
dinner, trophy, or some other coveted prize.
I dont believe the solution lies in the sponsorship
ofteams. For In setting up JACL teams in every league,
much support which we would otherwise get would be lost
by the competitive factor. WHAT DO YOU THINK?__________
(Prexy)
to the former Muriel Kuwa-
bara and has a son, Wayne.
Haru Tanaka is our cor-
responding secretary. She
is from Los Angeles where
she studied fashion design.
Haru is now employed by Har-
man Tailors as a cutter.
Sachi Maruyama will take
down .our minutes. She is a
Colorado product and is now
doing physiotherapy work at
Colorado General hospital.
Sachi is assistant Girl
Scout leader of the CSWC
troop.
Our treasurer is Ray Ko-
yanta,formerly of Los Angel-
es, He attended UCLA and
is now operating Rays Mar-
ket here.
* # *
We want you,the members,
to become acquainted with
the cabinet, we would also
like to know what you want
in the way of a program.
Convey to us your ideas be
it along educational or
social lines.
CREDIT LINE
We would like to acknow-
ledge with thanks, the ad-
vice and contributing arti-
cle Jimmy Omura offered
this month.
we also present in this
Issue our new feature wri-
ters Elsie Kato, Ben Mlya -
hara, George Inai, Dorothy
Madokoro, and. Sue Maruyama.
These people are giving up
a lot of their time to li-
ven up this oaper for you.
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Memberships in the Den-
ver JACL are as follows:
Individual..........$3.50
Couple Membership. 5.00
P.C., Member .... 3,00
P.C., Non-member 3.50
Subscription to the Den-
ver JACL Bulletin, only,
until the end of every
year, to Dec. 31, without
When a Nisei enters a
highly specialized field
and makes good in national
competition, he should be
worth a few paragraphs, we
have reference to Carl Iwa-
sakl, whose photographs
have been appearing in Life
magazine with increasing re-
gularity.
Iwasaki got his first
Life assignment last fall
when he headed for Sherldaiv
wyo., to photograph the
then Gov. Lester Hunt who
was campaigning for senator
Carl got to the town of Big*
horn, where he had been
told to go, and discovered
Hunt was In Bighorn basin
on the other side of a
range of mountains. So
Carl hired a cab and went
after his man.
On the same trip Iwasaki
was to photograph the then
incumbent senator, E.V. Ro-
bertson. The senator was
most gracious about posing,
even if he had been most un-
friendly toward Iwasaki*s
previous employers, the War
Relocation Authority.
Since that time Iwasaki
has flown to such places as
Amarillo, Tex., and Boise;
Idaho, on Life assignments;
covered the big January
blizzards In Colorado; rid-
den 5,000 miles with Opera-
tion Haylift army planes;
followed bulldozers smash-
ing through snowdrifts in
Operation Snowbound; and
photographed numerous
events around Denver.
One of his pictures,
showing a frozen yearling
steer standing on its four
legs even in death,attract-
ed nationwide attention.
Iwasaki is a San Joee na-
tive and came to Denver in
1943 from the Heart Moun-
tain Relocation Center to
go to work for -VRA. During
WRAs resettlement program
Iwasaki visited virtually
all the 48 states photo-
graphing Nisei and Issel
who were making new homes
in strange communities.
After WRA folded up,Iwa-
(Cont. Page 3, Col. 3)
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FEBRUARY 1949
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
ALL BECAUSE
I walked up the door,
I closed the stairs,
I said my shoes,
I took off iny prayers;
I turned off my bed,
and I jumped into my light
all because?
you kissed me good night*
GRACE YASUDA is the most
reoent Nisei graduate from
Barnes Sehool. After ac-
cepting a position here in
Denver last summer, she at-
tended night school and fi-
nished her course in Feb*
Another Barnes graduate
is MAE YASIMURA, who recei-
ved her diploma at general
assembly on February 4*
Guess KING SHIOJI took
all the razing he could
through this column, for
he's blossomed forth with a
shiny "New Ford" and is it
a beaut 21X
Talk about shiny new
cars, have you seen ROY SHI-
BATA'S new "Flivver"?
New twosomes seen at the
NICC Valentine Dances The
petit HARU TANAKA and the
eligible GEORGE SHIYOMURA;
ROSE SHIRAMIZU* looking as
attractive as ever, was
with the nice looking PAT
HIRAKI; PAUL FUKUMA* the
C*U. King Candidate, had
the talented TAKI TAGUCHI
as his Valentine date*
WES* why don't we see
you around anymore? Is it
because of LILLIAN OSHIKO
or maybe MABEL IV/ATA?
THE STARDUSTER1S will
pay a return engagement
for the Longmont Elks in
March, because of- the hit
they made last January*
More power to you boyslliil
Seen sporting the new
Booohie hair cuts were SAM-
MY TERASAKI and WALLY NAKA-
MURA. Ain't it cold????
But, if it can get a date
with the beautiful Queen of
Hearts DOROTHY YANARU we'll
shear ours too.....
Congratulations to MARGE
UYEDA of Alamosa on her en-
gagement to SHIRO ENOMOTO
of Ogden, Utah* They were
seen celebrating the big
event, with their friends,
dancing to the sweet music
of Tex Beneke at the Rain-
bow Ballroom*
YASUKO TASHIRO, HELEN
TANAKA* SUE MAYEDA, SAC HI
MAftUYAMA and EDDIE OW are
soma of the Small Frys tak-
ing advantage of the JACL
bridge lessone*
Ah*** to have a Hawaiian
boyfriend*...those leis are
beautiful
NICC President Doug Taguchi presenting bouquet of roses
to Queen Dorothy Yanaru* Others in the picture are left
to right King Jiro Shoji, Kinu Kanai, Paul Fukuma and
Grayce Koshio.
RECORD CROWD
ATTENDS BALL
Annually forging to the
front as this region's out-
standing social event, the
popular NICC "Sweetheart
Ball" drew a record crowd
of collegiate and non-col-
legiate dance lovers who
packed the. ballroom of the
D-X Cafe in north Denver to
dance to the enchanting mu-
sic of Max Ketchum* s capa-
ble swingsters.
This largest of all NICC
crowd participated in one
of the most enjoyable dance
events of the year,crowding
the floor to slow and fast
music and drawing a tremen-
dous lift out of the Latin
numbers that were inter-
spersed throughout the pro-
gram*
The dimming of the ball-
room lights gave a romantic
atmosphere which the dan-
cers seemed to enjoy and
was quite appropriate for
the event*
An entirely unrehearsed
and purely unintentional
samba dance was a highlight
of the ball. The dance was
executed by Marguerite and
Roy Shibata and drew a tre-
mendous ovation from the
audience. The Samba is one
of the most difficult of
dances to perform and was
well executed by the Shiba-
tas*
The crowning of the King
and Queen, as in the past,
was again the feature of
the ball. The honors this
year were won by Dorothy
Yanaru of Colorado Univer-
sity and Jiro Shoji of Den-
ver. All contestants re-
ceived floral tributes, the
men boutonnieres and the wo-
men corsages*
* TEXACO *
GEORGE'S MOTOR
20ST> LAWRENCE
MA. 037-3
FORT LUPTON HOST
TO DENVER JACL
The Ft. Lupton JACL were
hosts to the Denver Chapter
at a party on Saturday, Fe-
bruary 5 at their newly de-
corated JACL Hall*
The active Ft. Luptoners
invited the Denverites to
ice skate* Those not eo in-
clined remained at the hall
to play cards and ping pong*
Following refreshments,
Bingo was played and the
Denverites had a full load
capacity on their return
trip with prizes they had
won in the Bingo game,which
the hosts permitted the
guests to play without
charge*
Highlight of the evening
was a hilarious exhibition
ping pong match starring
Harley Inouye and Harry Ko-
nishi, famous for his stand
at Trieste, against Sumi Ta-
keno and Emi Katagiri.
CRITICS CORNE-R
con't from page 2
saki established the Wil-
shire Studio here in Denver
and later went into partner-
ship with Pat Coffey, per-
haps the region's top free-
lance magazine photographer*
Iwasaki, whose avoca-
tions range from poker to
ice skating to fast cars,
is a Nisei whose career
will bear watching. He's
come a long way in a field
where failures are more nu-
merous than successes, and
it seems likely he'll go a
long way farther*
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Slim, young, and beauti-
ful would describe several
local young m oms such as
ROSIE MIZUKAMI, JEAN JITSTJ-
DA, RTJIE TANIGUCHI, and HA-
NA TAKAMINE who not only
find time to care for their
children but take part in
mothers* club activities.
It may seem a trifle
wintery right now to some
but a little bird tells us
he has seen EDDIE MATSUDA,
GEORGE PFRtlTA, and MIKE KI-
TANO out on the golf greens
practicing.
TAKI DOMOTO'S bridge
class last week was jammed
full. Among interested stu-
dents w ere DICK YANASE,AMY
MIURA, GEORGE and JEAN FUJI-
MOTO, and MIKE DBA.
Word comes from Los An-
geles that the SHINFEI MI-
YAKES have welcomed a sec-
ond daughter. The stor k
left boys at the homes of
BILL & TOYO GOTO and MR. &
MRS. OSKI TANIWAKI.
The CHILI FUJISAKIS will
welcome their first baby
late in April. Also on the
infanticipation list are
the JAMES IMATANIS. They
await their fourth child.
Many a husband must have
had osushi for dinner re-
cently as a result of the
Japanese cooking class the
little wives attended at
one of the local homes .
MRS. FLORENCE NAKATA and
GIRL SCOUTS
TO LAUNCH
COOKIE DRIVE
The CSMC Girl Scouts
will soon be doing their
share in the annual Cookie
Drive with several other
Denver Scouts. Proceeds
from the Cookie sale are
used to maintain th e Girl
Scout Camps. They willsoon
come to your door for an
order.
The CSMC Troop Committee
composed of Mesdames K. Ku-
saka, chairman; Roy Nlshl -
mura, George Miura and K.
Sasaki are making plans to
help each girl in the group
get to camp this summer.
The troop leader is Mrs.
Phoebe Sasano assisted by
Sachl Maruyama. The troop
officers are Pres., Kimi-
Sasano; V. Pres., Eleanor
Kusaka; Sec., Carol Mlzoue;
& Treas., Toshlko Kumagae.
(Peek-A-Boo)
how to flavor the stuffings
for o-sushi and oh, was it
ever yummy.
SALLY SAKAMOTO wrote a
cute jingle and was named
an honorable mention winner
in a contest sponsored by
the Rocky Mountain News.
GEORGE MASUNAGA can now
be listed as a property
owner. He says his "shack"
is in north Denver.
We still havent gotten
over how "lush" the girls
BOWLING,
Denver JACL
Bowing Team
Standing left
to right!
Hank Iehikawa
Nobe Ishizawa
S. Kawanishi
Front row:
John Noguchi
Oxy Goto
Off To jviltLake tuGao.Foi
Currently setting the
pace In the Mens League
are the Denargo Box Quintet
with a 61 19 game record.
With but a little over one
round remaining It looks as
if they will walk off with
the top money this year.
Setting the pace for the
Box five is anchor man Shun
Rollick Nakayama with a
173 average followed by Doc
Mayedas 173, Hooch Okumu-
ras 172, John Sakayarea's
169 and Fireball Nick Yone-
das 166. This team will
be heading Salt Lake way
come March 4th along with
the JACL, and Cathay Post
teams.
In a special match game
last week the Box men de-
feated the strong JACL team
by some 100 pins. These
more for a return match se-
ries before entraining for
the national tournament at
Salt Lake.
Led by the top average
bowler in Denver in Nobe
Ishizawa, the local JACL
bowlers are in the midst of
some earnest practice. No-
tes 178 is the best In
these parts. For the trip
the addition of Sam Kawani-
shi and Hank Ishlkawa had
to be made due to the fact
that two of the regular
bowlers had previous engage-
ments to fill.
These two teams and the
Cathay Post Cowboys will be
good representation for Den-
ver. Thats the 30 mark for
this writing. Watch thla
paper for more pies and
news of your favorite Den-
MRS. HONMARU demonstrated eva dance# And golly> the (Cont. next column) kisses that were passed out. vw~ vor ovuruB* B mm RELIABLE
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