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Denver JACL Bulletin, April, 1949

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Denver JACL Bulletin, April, 1949
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Denver JACL Bulletin
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VOLUME V, NUMBER POUR
DENVER, COLORADO
APRIL 1949
FAMILY SOCIAL NIGHT
SLATED FOR APRIL 28
OKURA RE ELECTED
TO OMAHA POST
Boys Town staff psycho-
logist, Fat Okura, was re-
elected president of the
Omaha JACL chapter at a re-
cent election meeting, the
Mountain Plains regional
office was informed this
week,
Okura*s cabinet officers
to be installed are; Robert
Nakadoi, 1st vice-president;
Cecil Ishii, 2nd vice-pres-
ident; Rose Matsunami, Rec-
ording secretary; Mrs. Lily
Okura, corresponding secre-
tary; Prank Tamai, treasur-
er; Herbert Dang, member-at
large.
Bingo games, dancing and
refreshments followed the
election and business meet-
ing held March 25 at the
Omaha YW3A.
yBA SUPPORTS FE PC
Y3A organizations thru-
out the st-te are directing
a letter writing campaign
at their respective repre-
sentatives and senators ask-
.ing for their support of
the FEPC bill now before
the state senate, it was
revealed this week by Yosh-
iye Yamaga, secretary of
the Tri-State Young Budd-
hist League.
CLAIMS CLINIC
Former evacuees are urg-
ed to take advantage of the
assistance offered by the
Denver JACL in preparing
claims forms. A clinic to
dispense its services staf-
fed by competent personnel
welcomes the public on Sat-
urday afternoons from 1:00
to 5:00 oclock at the Ni-
honjinkai Hall, 2109 Law-
rence Street*
NICE CONFAB
ATmcrs2oo
Efficient and intelli-
gent planning will assure
more than 200 collegians
attending the fourth annual
Nisei Intermountain Colle-
giate Conference in Denver
this weekend an invaluable
experience, announced a
spokesman for the NICC,
Students from nine col-
leges in the Rocky Mountain
area will be represented.
Confab officials effect-
ively exploiting its theme,
"Operation: Future", are
planning to obtain wider
participation on the part
of Nisei young people in
giving them a broader sense
of the influences of total
community living.
The conference will also
attempt to give students an
insight from a practical
point of view in fields in
which they plan to study
Vocational trips to various
Denver, industries and in-
stitutions will highlight
the two days affair.
Social diversions will
Include a basketball tour-
ney with eight participat-
ing teams on Friday and
Saturday and a dinner-dance
at the State Armory Satur-
day night*
The JACL is supplying
official claims forms and
information that may be of
any service to anyone* It
is also providing steno-
graphic assistance to any
claimant*
Japanese translations of
the forms as well as a
translator will be avail-
able to the Issel*
A JACL Family Social
Night for the community is
being planned for Thursday
evening, April 28, 6;30 p*m*
at the YVCA Recreation Room.
It is to be a family pot-
luck supper followed by a
social planned for all ages.
"Dont worry about a baby-
sitter, but bring the whole
family", say Sachi Maruyama
and Tosh Ando _who.. will, a-
muse the children with
games and movies.
There will be rubber
bridge under the expert di-
rection of Taki Domoto and
WYOMING JACL
CHAPTER FORMED
The Northern Wyoming
JACL was officially organ-
ized with the inauguration
of its elected officiers in
Worland, Wyoming, recently.
The new cabinet headed
by its president, Dr. Minol
Ota of Lovell, Wyo., was
sworn in by Roy Takeno of
Denver, regional director
of the JACL.
Other officers include
Kaneo Nakamura of Kirby,1st
vice-president; Haruki Shi-
mogaki of Basin, 2nd vice-
president; Mrs. Tom Ujifu-
sa of Worland, secretary;
Jack Ando of Powell, treas-
urer
The Northern Wyoming
district includes the com-
munities of Riverton, Wor-
land, Powell, Lovell, Kirby
and Basin*
EARLY FILING
OF CLAIMS URGED
"The early bird gets his
worm" So, if you had been
procrastinating, you had
better get busy and fill
that claims form and mail
it to the Attorney General
soon* We advise early fi-
ling to avoid the confusion
that besets the last minute
claimant* If you need help
visit the clinicX
Deadline for filing is
January 2, 1950* Get that
claims form in the mail
right away!
dancing to records will be
supervised by Bessie Matsu-
dr.* .
The arrangements for the
potluck supper will be made
by Chiye Horiuchi.
Please call CH 5990 for
your reservation and what
you will bring*
COMPLETE ADC
FUND CAMPAIGN
A successful drive for
funds for the Anti Discrim-
ination Committee was cul-
minated recently with the
collection of over $275,
reported Ray Koyama, treas-
urer of the Denver JACL*
Generous donors who were
interested in the ADC pro-
gram and coiftributed to the
campaign included: Harry
Matoba, S* Doida, Iwayo
Barber, T. Ura, Matoba Apt*
George Kubo, Henry Takaha-
shi, Yosh Nakayama, Nonaka
Barber, Tom Kusaka, Victory
Cleaners, K. Yamada, Dixie
Hayashida, Service Cleaners,
Western Hotel, Roy Takeno,
A. Nakamura, S. Matsuzaki,
K. Yabe, C* Horiuchi, A.
Fukayama, H* Arita, H. Mo-
rimitsu, and R. Horiuchi.
The Young Peoples So-
ciety of the YV/CA also con-
tributed generously to the
campaign,
STATE CONSIDERS FAIR
EMPLOYMENT MEASURE
Judge Joseph E. Cook,
chairman of the Colorado
Committee for Civil Rights
Legislation, indicated that
an FEPC Bill will be repor-
ted out by the Senate com-
mittee by Senator Arthur
Laws.
Walden Sweet, Republican
and Mrs. Meredith Selby
have been active as lob-
byists on Capitol Hill*
They indicated hope that
some fair employment mea-
sure will be enacted by the
Colorado Legislature in
this session*
FEPC would give decided
advantages to Nisei seeking
employment in occupations
now denied to them, take
for example, Nisei girls in
sales departments*
top to bottom: JACLers Dorothy Madokoro, Haru T.?naka,
Special, interpreter- Harry Matoba, Yuki Tanaka, Ben Kiya-
hara, and Bessie Matsuda aiding evacuation claimants.
CLAIMS CLINIC AIDS EVACUEES


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
APRIL 1949
CLAIMS FORM
Km^mum need any help?
Published Monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American citi-
zens League, 1634 Curtis
St., Denver, Colorado.
Telephonei Cherry 5990
Editors Bessie Matsuda
Staff: Mlchl Ando, Bill
Hosokawa, George Kubo,
Dorothy Madokoro, Rosa
Mayeda, George Inal, Bi-
ble Kato, Ben Mlyahara,
Sue Maruyama, and Chlye
Horluchi.
For the size of our com-
munity we should have well
over 300 members in our
chapter. The achievements
of the national JACL in the
past years and its present
activities warrant the Ni-
seis giving it 100$ coop-
eration.
The naturalization bill
has yet to be passed by the
Senate. JOIN the organiza-
tion and show that you are
interested and want to sup-
port the fight to wipe out
discriminatory laws against
our parents existing In the
statute book of our nation.
JOIN TODAY; dont wait un-
til tomorrow. Send in your
dues NOWJ
a- *
Going to a lighter vein,
wed like to report that
the chapter sponsored Bingo
party on April 2 netted us
about $60*
We hope youre all plan-
ning to come to the social
on the 28th. The whole
family is invited.
AMERICAN
MOTOR SALES
Henry Imoda, prop-
InewF
HUDSON
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2358 WASHINGTONsr
To date we haven't been able to help any JACL member
file their evacuation claim forms.
True, we aren't a professional staff, but we do have
this service available* Apply for assistance at the Ni-
honjin Kal Hall on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 to 5:00*
We'd be delighted to serve you*
This service will be
this month only*
available to the community for
Photo by Yokoojl ^
.................
CABINET
left to right are: Harry Konishi, Vice President; Tom
Yanaga, president; and Harley Inouye, treasurer of the
very active Ft* Lupton JACL* The Chapter recently rede-
corated their own JACL Hall*
GUEST ED/TOR/AL
Hoy T*tcej*Q
Before the last war, some
of us recall hearing about
persons who slaved away in
their shops or farms to make
a pile of money with the
idea of, some day soon, re-
turning to their old country
to live out the rest of
their lives in comfort*
The war erased this busi-
ness of fond and misty pin-
ing away for the old sod for
the issei, not only from Ja-
pan, but from Europe, I am
told.
But so many of our own re-
settled people in the moun-
tain plains region and mid-
west have another itoh. .
to return to the West Coast.
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And yet there are others
who, I think, wisely quit
gazing over their shoulders
to the West to make their
Inland homes permanent*
On our trips south to the
Mexican border and north,
more recently, to Montana on
the Canadian border, we saw
that many remaining reset-
tlers, encouraged by old
time Japanese resident,are
sprouting signs of finally
settling down* Young Nisei
are proud of their ranches,
their businesses and their
towns. They proudly des-
spribe to me their local
sports teams as the best for
their size in their communi-
ty and state and perhaps in
the country.
The Issei old timers bear
the weather-hewn stamp of
their own states* They act
and talk like Montanans and
Texans and staunch Americans
in every sense but their ci-
tizenship.
m w w w m tr At
Millions long for immor-
tality who do not know
what to do with themselves
on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
fioCiQvMty.
DIAMONDS JEWELRY*
_ EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING
/203-/9 Sr. DENVER. COLO.
CRfTltfaW
SILL H6S0KAWA
For the benefit of those
who have recently become,
or are about to become pa-
rentsand they are many
we shall report on a few of
the baffling things to ex-
pect of children. 7/e speak
from the experience of ha-
ving three thoroughly un-
predictable and rambunc-
tious youngsters who are
both the pride and despair
of our lives*
For instance, the two
older children came home the
other day and announced that
Jerry, who lives across the
street and with whom they
play daily, had come down
with the measles. Now, mea-
sles can be' serious, so we
called the dootor. He sug-
gested that the children
come in for measles shots
which would either Immunize
them against the disease, or
make the attack a very light
one*
So we bundled the chil-
dren into the car and rushed
them down to the doctor, and
in due time they had injec-
tions of anti-measles serum*
Next day, the youngsters
came home and declared hap-
pily that Jerry didn't have
the measles at all. In fact,
Jerry was horse-healthy and
playing out in the street as
usual*
Then there's the matter
of shoes* There was once a
time when the crapshooter s
cry"Come on, Seven. Baby
needs new shoes"--didn't
mean a great deal to us per-
sonally. But now with three
growing children at hand,
the need for shoes is real-
istic and understandable*
Two days after a child
gets a pair of $7*00 shoes,
they look as if they'd been
run through a cement mixer*
Within a month they're eith-
er too small or have been
worn through the soles*
Hoping to reduce the foot
wear casualty rate this last
time, we bought the older
boy a pair of extra heavy
duty lug type shoesthe
kind with heavy rubber cleat
on the soles* So far, they
have held up splendidly, the
soles, that is* After a
month he's worn the lugs
down only half way* But the
seams in the last have begun
to give way, and we've had
to have a repair job done on
them*
At this late date we are
beginning to understand why
we, in our own childhood,
were required to wear shoes
with a brass cap over the
toe and heavy steel taps on
the heels. Pop just couldn't
keep us in shoes*


APRIL 1949
page three
the Small Fry group "Who
goes with who" or Is it
"whom"* Well, to add our
tid-hits to the topic-------
Personality Kid ROY HA-
GAI (GEORGE HAGAI'S big
brudder) always looks do
happy with cute STJSANNE INAL
MARY .HIRAMI, A D.U. coed
is being courted by SAMMY
ARIKI* A very handsome new
twosome our Queen ROSE SHI-
RAMIZU and the tall good-
looking KENNY B1AMURA; dar-
ling PEARL KUWABARA, the
lucky girl, has won the
much sought after TOMMY HI-
RAOKA, presently waiting to
enter DU*
CHOCKIB (MARGUERITE) SRI-
BATA'S rendition of Pigeon
English Hula at the 23NAC
Lance was terrific*
The fellows say SUE IARU-
YAMA is the smoothest jit-
terbug partner* She can al-
so waltz and tango beauti-
fully, too*
REIKO and GREASY SHIBATA
became the proud parents of
a bouncing baby boy* Tis
said the *last minute" ride
to the hospital was inter-
rupted by the "Speed Cop"*
The Hawaiian Island boys
come to the US to attend
school, but VICTOR SHINDO
wanted to be different; he
left for the Islands recent-
ly to continue his educa-
tion in Honolulu.
Talk to RAY KOYAMA about
his girl-friend and he gets
so excited he can't draw a
straight line (while help-
ing the BULLETIN Staff).
MAY INOUYE, Barnes stu-
dent went home to Adams
City for the summer*
An aching patient called
Lr* Hayeda's office for an
appointment through the
telephone and with all sym-
pathy and oourtesy, TERRY
HARAOA, the sweet recep-
tionist, finally made arran-
gements for him to come in
Monday at 11;00 a.m. "Fine
Fine", the voice said* "May
I have your name?", she
asked. The voice replied,
"April Fool"*
JOHNNY KURACHI was seen
holding hands with MARY NA-
GAHOTO at Martha's Beauty
Shop* He was getting a
manicure*
Tain*t leap year but the
Hu Chis are patiently coun-
ting the days left to in-
vite the handsomest romeos
to their annual ball*
Sadder skiing accident t
TOMMY HAMAI sprained hie
ankle on a reoent ski trip*
HAN A MATSURJ
Left to right-Yasuko Tashi-
ro, Edith Hatasaka, foil Ka-
girl and Sum! Tochihara,
performing a ceremonial
dance at the recent Hana
Matsuri which the Buddhist
Churches of the state ac-
tively participated In at
Denver last Saturday*
The colorful festival,
featured dances, vocal and
instrumental numbers and
dramatic productions attrac-
ting close to a thousand
persons.
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Take six tricks against any
defense. Hearts are trumps*
(Answer will appear next
month*)
IT HAPPENED
W DENVER
Harry's new floral as-
sistant listened attentive-
ly to a telephoned order
for a floral piece*
"The ribbon must be extra
wide," the customer said,
"with 'Rest in Peace' on
both sides, and if there is
room, 'Wo Shall Meet in
Heaven*'"
There was a sensation
when the flowers arrived at
the funeral* True, the rib-
bon was extra wide, but the
inscription on it read :
Rest In peace on both sides
and if there is room we
shall meet in heaven*
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CHICAGO vs DENVER
A bevy of sophisticated
femmes from Chicago will
engage Denver's Nisei gals
in a two-game basketball
series to cop the 1949 sea-
son, it was reported this
week*
The lassies from the
Windy City, reputed to have
grace and beauty as well as
athletic prowess, will meet
an aggregation of local all
stars coached by George X-
nai on April 22 and 23*
In preparation for the
meet the following commit-
tees were chosen*
Reception: Uami Katagiri,
Bni Katagiri, Fuzzy Yasuda,
Flo: Miyahara, Connie Yoshi-
mufa, Yoshiko Yoshimura, Mu-
tsu Takata, Gladys Miyagl-
shima, George Inal, Wesley
Koyano, Mas Yoshimura, Jack
Kanegaye, George Nagai, Jim
Tochihara, Genji Yamamoto,
Rupert Aral, Shoji Kimura,
Rlohard Shindo, and Hideo
Noda*
General Arrangements:foil
Katagiri, Virginia Ito, Sim
Tashlro.
Dance: George Inal, Flo
Miyahara, Hide Noda, Robert
Iwata, Gladys Kiyagishima,
Richie Shindo.
Refreshments: Kazuko Ya-
maga*
Entertainment: Joe's Je-
welry*
Chaperones: Dr* and Mrs.
Takashi Mayeda, Mr. and Mrs*
Noble Tashlro, Mr* and Mrs.
Johnnie Nakashima, Mr. and
Mrs. Kay Otagura, Mr. and
Mrs. Dick Momll, Mr. and
Mrs* Joe Ariki, Mr* and Mrs
Peter Tsutsui, and Miss Bes
Matsuda.
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THK DENVER JACL BULLETIN
APRIL 1949
pfeEK-A-'BoO
Big laugh of the month-
.HARRY SAKATA modeling &
spring chapeau at the Moms
Cluh Dance* Blinded hy
the spotlights he fell off
the platform hut with the
grace of a gazelle sprang
hack on stage and the show
went on*
Others who modeled sty-
lish millinery were GEORGE
OHASHI, HENRY TAKAHASHX *
GEORGE FUJIMOTO* HOWARD
DOI and ROY SHIBATA.
EDDIE MATSUDA and TAKI
DOMOTO were on the ooast
for a few days business
trip, MURIEL KUBO took
her little son WAYNE to
Loa Angeles to meet her
parents who have returned
from Japan after nine
years there*
TSUYAKO TAKATA looks
tres chic with her new
short haircut.
If you are wondering
what to do with those moth
holes or cigarette burns
in your garments, just cor*
suit MARY MATSUNO. She
does a professional mend-
ing job.
The MIKE KITANOS have
purchased a new home so
eons MILTON and RANDY will
have plenty of romp-
ing room,
KIM SASANO, young daugh-
ter of KAY and PHEE SASANO *
will represent Westminster
at the Rocky Mountain spell
FRANK and RULE TANIGUCHI
were hosts at a lovely buf-
fet supper a eouple weeks
ago. Guests who enjoyed an
evening of goodfood and
bridge were the KEN YABES,
the GEORGE FUJIMOTOS* the
ART YORIMOTOS, the DICK YA-
NASES, the TERRY TAECAMINES*
and the S, TERASAKIS,
It's another boy for the
JAMES IMATANIS at Presby-
terian hospital*
OORT'S
FRANCES SAITO and ROSE
FUJISAKI help themselves to
some food.
ROSE FUJISAKIj delovely
Mrs* "CHILI", was honored
at a stork shower given by
MICHI TERAJI and MARY SUE-
NAGA at the latters home*
Guests were DODIE MADOKORQ
FUMI KURATANI, Mesdames
NAKAYAMA, FURUTA-, OHASHI *
Y. ITO* YASUI, ARIMA, ANDO*
SAITO, MURPHY* IMATANI, Y.
TERASAKI, MATSUDA, M. FUJI-
MOTO and KUBO,
Ardent enthusiasts of
the hickories are ROSEMARY
YAMA and MAE MATSUKONJI who
have been participating in
ski races on weekends at
Arapahoe Basin, ROSEMARY,
The second annual inter-
mountain basketball trouna-
raent will start Friday, Ap-
ril 15 announces1 Kaz Kanda
sports chairman. This years
locale will be the Cole Jr.
High gym.
Looking over the list of
entrants this might well be
labeled $he Rocky_Mtn. cham-
pionship. Teams from Utah,
Wyoming, Nebraska and Colo-
rado will compete in the two
day affair. Most of the
participating players were
listed on the rosters of
this years winter Nisei
leagues in the various ci-
ties and states mentioned.
For instance .the Utah and
the Denver University en-
tries both have the champion-
ship Bquads which finished
on top of the Salt Lake and
Denver Nisei leagues respec-
tively,
Flo Miyahara sez that the
Chi girls team will arrive
here on April 22 for a se-
ries of games with the Den-
ver All Stars. The Serenes
which the Windy City girls
go by have a record of 7
wins and no losses this sea-
son. They have been Chicago
champs for the past two
years. The teams boasts thr
beauty contest queen winners
plus the ability to play
fast ballbeauty and brains,
so rare these days.
Dropped in on the DNAC
meeting the other night to
gain field a strong baseball
team. They will enter the
same league as the Merchant*
Bussei, and etc, were last
year. Some talk of starting
an old men's team this sea-
son, ,,see Yosh Nakayama.
I talked to Beans Yamamo-
to the captain of the newly
organized Nisei Semi-Pro
team and found everything
coming along fine,.. At. this
writing it is not'known whe-
ther his team wili be vote'd
into the league or not.....
pretty good they will be tho,
He'e got some red hot talent
to work with, Denver fans
will be given a chance to
see speed, power, and fi-
nesse played as it should be
played. Heard there are a
eouple of Hawaiian pitchers
around these partscome out
and try, fellows.
Speaking of baseball, the
local Cathay Post is going
all out in supporting a
youth program in baseball,
the American Legion way.'...,
a very fine gesture on the
Post's part. Yours truly has
signed up quite a few pla-
yers. This is a good start
for the young players to get
the training they need. Also
keeps them busy and off the
streets.
Rosa Mayeda states that
a women's summer league
will start in May..probably
will roll every Wednesday
night. Mens summer league
plans have not been announ-
ced by prexy Jim Nakagawa.
Sunday is Easter...11
be seeing you in the Easter
Parade----that's the 30 mark
for this writingsee you
next month.
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