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VOLUME IV} HUMBER THREE
DENVER, COLORADO
march 1949
JACL CLAIMS CLINIC
TO ASSIST EVACUEES
The Denver Chapter JACL will nold another evacuation
claims clinic on Saturday, March 26 from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
at the JACL office at 1634 Curtis Street*
NATIONAL JACL
BOWLING TOURNEY
Top national Nisei uowl-
ers winning In the Nation-
al JACL Bowling Classic
held In Salt Lake City ear-
ly this month were announc-
ed as follows:
Larry Mekata, Honolulu,
singles champ with 651,Dick
Xkeda and Tats Nagase, San
Francisco, doubles ehampa
with 1196; special seven
game singles champ was Den-
ver Cathay Post's Frank Sa-
hara with 1384*
George Kobo, George Ta-
keuohl, Yo Nomura, Kaz Ka-
tayama and George Yasukochl
made up the winning Robert-
son Nursery team from Los
Angeles with 564-554-631-
459-628 respectively*
Teams and persons attend*
Ing the tournament from Den*
ver were: Denver JACL-Sam
Kawanlshl, Hank Ichikawa,
John Noguchi, Oxy Goto,Nobe
Ishizawa; Cathay Post-Frank
Sehara, George Inal, George
Otsukl, Jim Nakagawa, Moon
Eataoka; Denargo Box-Hootch
Okamura, Nick Yoneda, John
Sakayama, Takashl Mayeda,
Shun Nakayama*
The girls attending were
Helen Murakoshi, Jane Hada,
Lillian Eawanlahl, Rosa Ma-
yeda and Amy Konlshi*
"I AM AN AMERICAN"
The local JACL Chapter
has been asked to serve on
the committee for the an-
nual city-wide "I AM AN
AMERICAN DAY program to be
held at the .Clvlo Audit-
orium in May*
The principle speaker
for this year's ceremonies
will be Cecil B* DeMllle*
TAKE NO, SA TOW
END E/ELD TRtP
An eleven day 3t>00 mile
field trip through New Mex-
ico, Texas, and Louisiana
was recently completed by
Roy Takeno, regional JACL
director and Masao Satow
from the national JACL head
quarters*
Both Takeno and Satow ex
pressed satisfaction over
their detailed survey and
meetings with the Issei and
Nisei in the various commun
ities*
Their itinerary Included
Albuquerque, El Paso, San
Antonio, Hidalgo, Houston,
New Orleans and Dallas*
JACL SLATES
BINGO PART/
The local chapter is
holding Its Bingo Party on
April 2 with John Kurachi
and Ray Koyama in charge.
The event will be held at
the Nihon.Un Fai Hall. Pro-
ceeds from this money rai-
sing event will be used to
carry on the chapter acti-
vities.
Some of the members who
are assisting with the ar-
rangements are Eddie Matsu-
da, George Masunaga, Sab
Tani, Sachi Maruyama, Haru
Tanaka, Sue Maeda, Mitsu Su*
gano, Dodie Madokoro, Bes-
sie Matsuda, Chiye Horiuchi
Tosh Ando, George Kubo and
the members of the JACL
Bowling Team*
There will be many good
prizes for the lucky win-
ners and fun for all* Save
the dateUl Saturday night,
April 211111
NATURALIZATION BILL
PASSES HOUSE
The House on March 1 pas-
sed by overwhelming voice
vote the Judd bill (HR 199)
for equality in immigration
ana naturalization* Tne Bill
now goes to the Senate*
A steady stream of con-
gressmen spoke in behalf of
the measure during a two and
one half hour floor discus-
sion*
The action was the first
vote ever taken by the House
to eliminate all racial res-
trictions in the nation's
immigration and naturaliza-
tion policies*
If the bill passes the Se-
nate. it will restore immi-
gration rights to Oriental
countries excluded from sen-
ding immigrants here since
passage of the Oriental Ex-
clusion Act of 1924*
CHAPTER ACTIYim
FORCOn/HO year
A tentative program ~*'r
the rest of the year hu j
been approved by the JACL
cabinet and released by
President Tosh Ando.
The proposed calendar in-
eludes: bingo party, March;
social-educational program,
April; bridge party, Memor-
ial Day ceremony, May; grad-
uation dance, June; outing,
September; halloween dance,
raffle, October; nomina-
tions, district council
meeting, bridge tournament,
November; inaugural ball,
New Year's Eve dance, Dec-
ember*
DIVULGE PLANS
FOR. NICC MEET
The fourth annual Nisei
Intermountain Collegiate
Conference will convene in
Denver on April 15 and 16,
it was revealed this week
by Doug Taguchi, president
of the organization.
Students from the uni-
versities of Denver, Colo-
rado, Wyoming, Utah, Colo-
rado A & M, Colorado Mines,
Colorado State and colleges
in Nebraska and New Mexico
comprise the conference.
The confab this year will
feature field trips to va-
rious business enterprises
including the Gates Rubber
Company, Daniels and Fisher
and the Denver Dry Goods.
Ail invitational basket-
ball tourney to be held in
conjunction with the con-
ference will be in tiie hands
of co-chairmen George Nagai
and Kaz Kanda*
COEDS WRITE
CONGRESSMEN
President Naomi Inai of
the Nu Chi Deltas announced
that the club would support
the Anti DiscriminationCom-
mittee by writing letters
to congressmen.
Peggy Yamato, Mami Kata-
giri, and Naomi Inai are in
charge of the committee to
draft these letters*
Typists ana translators
will be on hand to help
fill in the forms according
to the information given by
the claimants*
All those desiring JACI
aid in filling out the
claim forms is urged to ei-
ther write or phone the of-
fice immediately for forms,
in oraer that each appli-
cant will have time to stu-
dy the forms and have all
the information available
for rapid processing of
forms on March 26th*
This service will be a-
vailable to the public and
the whole Mountain Plains
District on this date only*
It is announced that cam.
plete Japanese translations
of the form itself, the law
and instructions for filing
are available and will be
sent to all who request
them at the JACL office*
The deadline for filing
of elaims will be January 2
1950.
yPS SUPPORTS
JACL-ADC
The outstanding donation ;
made in February to the An- '
ti Discrimination Committee
came from the Young Peoples
Society, a mixed nisei
group of the YWCA*
In a comment to the com-
mittee, YPS president Rose
Hanawa pointed out that the
young people of Denver .were
interested in supporting
the legislative work of the
JACL-ADC.
This interest was shown
in the group's democratic
means of having all those
attending a special ADC be-
nefit dance in February
specify on a ballot how
much of the evening's gate
receipt they wanted to turn
over to the JACL-ADC *
The high percentage of
89# was the result of the
ballotB cast.
A YPS member stated that
inasmuch as the young peo-
ple were unable to make do-
nations, this was a swell
way to support the ADC


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
MARCH 1949
"GO FOR BROKE"
With the House passage of the hill for equality in Ha-
turallzatlon and Immigrat ion, an all out effort should he
made by each one of us for passage of this bill In the
Senate of the United States*
Now is the time for your personal letters to. your Se-
nators, and every Nisei organization can help greatly by
passing resolutions and sending copies of same to the Se-
nators urging passage of the Bill* Let's show Congress
that there are other Nisei organization beside the JACL
that support this bill*
President Tosh Ando., announced that he will be happy
to help any organization draw up a resolution supporting
this bill* All those interested in securing this service
to help put over this bill, is urged to contact him*
You can help, also, by giving to the Anti Discrimina-
tion Committee* Donations may be sent to the JACL office,
Hits Kaneko, or any JACL officer, and the money will be
sent to Washington for use in this and other legislation
affecting Japanese Americans*
Mews on JACLlrs
HAROLD R. GORDON
Hal Gordon, lawyer and active member of
the Chicago JACL, he was their official
convention delegate, and co-chairman of
their legislation and information committee
(photo and article reprinted by permission Chicago JACLer)
Published Monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 1834 Curtis
.St., Denver, Colorado.
[Telephone; Cherry 5990
Editor: Bessie Matsuda
Staff; Mlchl Ando, Bill
Rosokawa, George Kubo,
Dorothy Madokoro, Rosa
Mayeda, George Inal, El-
sie Kato, Ben Miyahara,
Sue Maruyama, and Chlye
Horiuchi.
\__________________________J
CREDIT UNION
One of the many services
the national JACL renders
is the Credit Union.
A credit union is the
Joining together of a group
of people for the purpose
of saving systematically
and to help members with
loans at low interest rate.
It is a cooperative move-
ment. Officers serve with-
out pay; expenses are low.
Thus the credit union is
an economical source of
credit.
Loans can be made for any
"provident or productive
purpose" such as paying off
taxes, education, etc.
It Is primarily snassoci-
ation of peoole who want to
help each other out through
any emergency.
Are you interested in the
Credit union?
AMERICAN
MOTOR SALES
Henry Imoda, prop.
TnewF
HUDSON
CH.26S6
2358 WASHINGTON
The JACLers range from
the apathetlc(let George do
it) type to the extremely
active members. They are no*
different in this respect
from the membership in any
of the other organizations
to which I have belonged,
except that the extremes
are a bit more accentuated*
The apathetic seem to
feel that they are doing
someone a favor merely by
lending their name and dues
to the membership rolls,
and have the attitude--what
is the organization doing
for me?--(a question which
anyone with an awareness of
the fine work being done
would never ask).
As for the little nu-
cleus of real workersI
have never encountered a
similar group of eager bea-
vers in any other organiza-
tion* I am constantly a-
m azed by the continual wil
lingness of this group to
sacrifice night after night
in organizational work from
cabinet and committee meet-
ings to licking stamps.
Perhaps the interest of
the general membership
could be heightened by sub-
mitting more questions of
general policy to a full
membership meeting for dis-
cussion and vote. The ge-
neral membership might feel
that the cabinet is too
much of a closed corpora-
tion. The meetings have
become a routine matter of
a few short reports, a
speaker and refreshments*
A good knockdown and
drag-out scrap' now and then
over some question of gene-
ral policy, with every.mem-
ber having the opportunity
of putting In his two'* cent
worth might wake up some of
the apathetic ones. Of
course, In that event, the
chair would find it neces-
sary to screen the matters
to be brought up for dis-
cussion, so that the meet-
ings would not degenerate
into bickering over trivil-
Itles.
FORT LllPTON JACL
ENJOYS BOX SOCIAL
The Port Lupton Cnapter
sent a cordial invitation
to the local chapter to at-
tend their Box Social on
Sunday evening, March 15.
A carload of Denverites
attended with the girls
taking along their gaily
decorated boxes.
CkindOMHEK
Sll LHOSOKAWA
I wonder if all of us
realize the full signifi-
cance attending House appro-
val of the Judd Bill-HR 199.
Its more than Just a tri-
umph for the JACL. It's
more than Just another step
ifearer citizenship' for our
parents. It is, above all,
the next to last move to-
ward conplete reversal of
the shameful national rac-
ist policy adopted in the
Oriental Exclusion Act of
1924.
What a long, bitter road
it has been since those
days of Coolidge and nor-
malcy, and an America en-
tering on the "Jazz age "
staunch in the belief it
could have peace and pros-
perity by erecting a high
wall of isolationism.
A decade ago any mention
of citizenship for the Is-
sei was purely on a hypothe-
tical basis? an immigration
quota for Asiatics was con-
sidered beyond the realm of
possibility. Even when the
JACL undertook immigration
and naturalization measures
as among its postwar goals,
there were hard-headed in-
dividuals who scoffed loud-
ly, and others who spoke in
terms of decades rather
than years.
Just five short years
ago,.most of the aliens who
would be granted citizen-
ship were looked up in re-
location camps, and even
today the nation that would
be granted an immigration
quota is a vanquished and
occupied, though docile,
oountry.
Before we break out in
premature huzzahs for our
side, however, it would be
well to heed Washington fs
warning that the Judd bill
faces tough going in the
traditionally more conser-
vative senate* More of the
thorough and detailed
groundwork that preceded
house action is going to be
required before the bill
ever gets to the senate
floor*
Meanwhile a rash of new
application for first citi-
-cont'd on page 3-
UNIVERSAL
UNO SEKVKI
LATEST MODEK
RADIOS APPLIANCES
KE.39I0 1108-I8"5T.
DIAMONDS JEWELR)
EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING
/20J-/9 ST. DENVER. COLO.


MARCH 194Q
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE 3
HERB TOMITA, student at
D.U., from Hawaii, is out
of circulation, girls.Plans
are for a June wedding. The
lucky girl? A coed at the
University of Wisconsin
campus.
LARRY GOTO and SACHI KI-
TSUTAKA a cute twosome a-
bout town* Another steady
couple is the YANAGA and
ENDO pair*
SUKI and YASUICO TASHIRO,
EMI KATAGIRI and HELEN TA-
NAKA tagged along with the
Brighton Basketball Team
last weekend to Scotts-
bluff, Nebraska* Vhatta
rooting section they must
have made, especially with
ole1 KATAGIRI.
The petite and cute SAI
KOSUGE and SAM USHIO, a
restaurateur in Alliance,
Nebraska, are making tenta-
tive plans for a June wed-
ding*
PETE KIYAHARA suffered a
fractured "fibula1 on a re-
cent ski trip to Berthoud,
but is back in school wad-
dling about on his crutches*
The Sansei population of
Denver is increasing by
leaps and bounds* The lat-
est Stork Anticipating Re-
ports tell that the ever-
popular couple MASAKO and
YOSH NAKAYAMA are looking
at little booties, together
with KISSIE and GEORGE YA-
MAGUCHI.
Note to the gals1*1* The
weekly JACL Bridge Classes
have the finest array of
the most eligible bachelors
in tovn..**D0C UBA, AL UJI,
K3HNY IKAMURA and GEORGE M.,
and if they don't give you
a tumble, you can learn
bridge*. I
KIM URA and TAK YAMASAKI
will soon be one* They
plan to make their home in
Los Angeles.
For Sale Cheap*...
One ski outfit complete.
Contact IRVIN S* MATSUDA
. (Ed Note: see PEEK-A-Boo)
-contd from page 2-
zenship paperswhich the
Justice department has been
authorized to issuevculd
not hurt the cause of Issei
citizenship at all. How
about getting Pop and Mom
to sign on the dotted line?
* 1. ^
Platonic love is like
being invited down the cel-
lar for a bottle of ginger
ale*
Newlyweds Bill & Chiz Gni-
kuma, nee Yamaguchi.
(photo hy Yamakishi)
me ME fad
The Denver Nisei Athle-
tic Club is holding their
annual pre-baseball dance
at 9:00 p*m. April 1 at the
Starlite Club on 43rd and
Pecos.
Members of the club will
stage their own talent re-
vue# Bids are being sold
for #1.00 for stags and
$1*50 per couple.
Beans Yamamoto will be
general chairman, emcee
will be George Inai, and
posters are being prepared
by Ritchie Shindo, Shig Ha-
yashi, and Has Saito*
An obviously pregnant
woman hurried into TK Phar-
macy to buy a stamp for the
letter she clutched in her
hand* Breathlessly, she
approached the clerk.
"Could you give me a
special delivery, please?"
The clerk paled and stam-
mered, "I*m sorry lady, Im
only a pharmacist, but 1*11
be glad to call an ambu-
lance for you."
MEMBERSHIP
New memberships received
for the Denver Chapter are*
Mr* & Mrs. Ben Murakami,
Nobe Ishizawa, Mr* & Mrs.
Oxy Goto, Lefty Kobayashi,"
Mr# & Mrs. John Noguchi,Mr.
and Mrs. Prank Taniguchi,
Cora Riggle, Chiye Horiuchi.
Haru Tanaka, Mrs. K. T.
Sasano, Henry Morimitsu, Mr.
and Mrs. H* Okamura, Henry
Hirose, Robert Horiuchi,
Amy Yayoshi, Mr. and Mrs
Bill Hosokawa, Mr. & Mrs.
Ping Oda, Carol Tanaka, and
Mr. & Mrs. Min Yasui.
COURTSHIP* MARRIAGE
A series of discussion
on the various aspects of
courtship and marriage will
be offered to the Nisei
young people on Thursday
nights at the YWCA, it was
announced this week by Rose
Hanawa, president of the
YPS.
Among the well known per-
sonalities tentatively sche-
duled to appear before the
group are Dr. & Mrs. Eugene
Link, Mrs. learner, and Dean
Paul Roberts*
The initial meeting is
slated for Thursday, March
24 beginning at 8:00 oclock
and the topic for the even-
ing will be "Casual Dating."
COMING EVENTS
March 19: Nu Chi Delta
skating party.
March 26: Mothers Club
dance, DX Cafe.
April 1* DNAC dance, Star-
light Club.
April 15-16: NICC confab,
basketball, dance.
/E YOU WANT youA NEXT tSSV£
RENEW YOUR MEMBERSH/P
This is the last issue of the BULLETIN we can afford to
mail you unless your 1949 JACL membership is renewed*
Won't you please continue your subscriptions by filling
in this blank?
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Address
Phone
___Individual membership, includes BULLETIN.........3.50
Couple membership................................5.00
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THE DENVER JACL BULLETIH
MARCH 1949
Ah-choo'. Excuse us, "but
we've been suffering from a
bad cold, too. The papers
hare reported that respir-
atory ailments went up con-
siderably this year over
last winter* The medipos
must have done a landslide
business
Anyway, we wont list
names of those who were bed-
ded by the cold bug because
the list vo uld go from here
to the next column.
such smartly garbed women as
MITCHIE TERASAJQ, ATSU ITO,
and MAY FURUTA.
HARRY YANARI was among
those exhibiting floral ar-
rangements at the National
Carnation Flower Show, Ve
hear some Nisei florists
from California were present
at the shov,
Prettv DOROTHY OKITA has
the deepest dimple of anyone
we know.
However, there are some
on the sick list with other
ailments. KATHYRN SAKAGU-
CHI underwent a major opera*
tion, KEN YABE had a sto-
mach disturbance. TRUE
YASUI had minor surgery per-
formed .
DOUGLAS and DAISY KUWANO
must be very proud of their
15 year old son, DOUGLAS,
JR., who recently appeared
on These Kids of Ours",
Post sponsored radio pro-
gram. Young DOUGLAS is a
talented pianist, too.
And IRVIN MATSUDA has
more bad luck skiing. He
suffered a severe cut about
the face when hie jacket
caught on a ski pully. Se-
veral stitches were requir-
ed.
The Messrs. MIYAWAKI,
CHIBA and MISUMI certainlv
cut a mean folk dancing
step as witnessed by us at
the last Cornelian party.
Lil' YOSH MIYAVAKI was fit
to bust laughing at her
"graceful" husband.
Milady was all eyes at
the D & F Fashion Show held
at the Auditorium Annex re-
cently. Some of those seen
eyeing closely Dache*, Mil-
grim and Adrian designs were
The KAYO SENZAKIS of
Humboldt Street have a new
eon, Thev already have one
boy, RONALD.
Big families are not too
oonson these days, but the
EDDIE YAMATOS are an excep-
tion. *Hiey have seven
girls and one boy* Friends
tell us there will be an-
other little YAMATO soon,
California lures visi-
tors early this year.
GEORGE and BERNICE 0HA3HI
with their adorable daugh-
ter, SUSAN, have left on a
leisurely trip to th* coast.
A* measure of man'3
real character is what he
would do if he knew he
would never be found out.
----------------
1/tanchu,
SRIU CHOfSUEy P'f-k
\QZ>6 LarTmer!SfT&576
BULLETIN WORKERS
UXAL LAMS PLANS LCGION AUXILIARY HIRE
A charter luncheon was
held recently to file a pe-
tition for the formation of
an American Legion Ladies
Auxiliary at the Cathay
Poet #185.
Not to be outdone by the
women, the Xegionaires of-
fered to rebuild the second
floor of the Post's build-
ing on Market St, adding
a nursery so that the new
Legion Auxiliary members
may attend without baby-
sitting worries.
Mrs. William Chin, wife
of the Post's first command-
er, was elected temporary
president.
Other officers include
Mrs. James Okida, Mrs, Dick
Momii, and Mrs. Harry Shi-
bao, Wife of the present
commander.
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THE DENVER BULLETIN
The Denver Chapter JACL
1834 Curtis Street
Denver 2, Colorado