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Denver JACL Bulletin, May, 1949

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Denver JACL Bulletin, May, 1949
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VOLUME Vi NUMBER FIVE
DENVER, COLORADO
MAY 1949
GENERAL MEETING NATIONAL JACLADC
SUCCESSFUL
CATHAY POST AND J ACL
TO SPONSOR MEMORIAL DAy SERVICE
Thirty-nine adults and
twenty-one children gather-
ed at the JACL potluck sup-
per held on April 28 at the
YVJCA.
Bridge, checkers, ping
pong, and movies were en-
joyed by all the age groups
present at this very suo-
oessful family project#
Chlye Horiuchi, Saohl
Karuyaraa, and Tosh Ando con-
tributed their efforts to
the program.
COMMUNITY URGE TO
PARTICIPATE INX RAY
SURVEY
i'lesdames G. Nakamura, J.
Misumi, K. Sasano and Miss
Sachi Maruyama, represent-
ing the Cornelians and Girl
Scouts respectively attend-
ed the Chest X-Ray Survey
meeting at Vest Hi^h School
recently#
The Colorado State and
U# S. Public Health Board,
and various medical organi-
zations of Denver, Adams,
Arapahoe, and Jefferson
counties are sponsoring an
all out attack on tubercolo-
sis#
Every individual over 15
years of age, in good health
or not, even though he has
recently had an X-Ray, is
requested to volunteer 30
seconds of his time to get
an X-Ray so that a complete
survey can be taken#
The purpose la to oatoh
the disease In the early
stages and check the spread
to others* Relatively few
children contact It so the
adults will be concentrated
upon and in this way check
the spread to children#
There will be 20 mobile
units in convenient neigh-
borhood and downtown loca-
tions from June 21 to Aug-
31.
One need not undress#
It is only necessary to re-
move outer garments and la
as simple as taking a snap-
snot# There will be no
charge and you will not be
asked for contributions#
Notices will be promi-
nently posted very shortly
so that everyone in the Tri-
County area may participate
in this survey#
FILES FEPC BILL
The JACL Anti-Discrimina-
tion Committee has filed a
statement with the House La-
bor Sub-Committee which has
been holding hearings on
Fair Employment Practices
Legislation#
The bill before the sub-
committee prohibits discrim-
ination because of race, re-
ligion, color, national ori-
gin or ancestry in Inter-
state or foreign commerce,
business or industry, and
labor organizations where
50 or more persons are af-
fected.
The JACL ADC statement
was filed by Mike Masaoka#
He will testify before the
committee personally,
con't. page 2, col. 3
YWCA COMPLETES
MEMBERSHIPDRIVE
More than a hundred dif-
ferent organizations of the
Yt/CA combined their efforts
toward the success of the
membership drive which con-
cluded recently, it was an-
nounced this week#
The YPo, a Nisei group,
participated in the drive
securing its share of new
members#
Terry Harada, represent-
ative of the YPS, reports
that all members and their
friends are invited to the
special celebration and
dance on Monday night. May
23rd, beginning at 8:00 pm*
A nominal charge will be
made at the door.
JACL PART/C/PATES
/N PATWOT/CPROGRAM
The Denver Chapter again
participated in the nI Am
An American Day* ceremonies
held at the City Auditorium.
The speaker of the even-
ing was Cecil E. DoMille^
the famous movie producer.
This day has been set a-
side by presidential procla-
mation to honor those who
have been admitted to Ameri-
can citizenship during the
year, several civic groups
and clubs of Denver sponsor
this program annually#
Final arrangements for
the annual Memorial Day Ser-
vice to be held on May 30th
at the Tri State Buddhist
Church have been completed
reported Mrs# Joe Arlki and
Johnny Kurachl, co-chairmen
of the affair.
Special invitations are
being sent to the families
CAB/ATET MEMBER
GOES TO GBEELEY
Miss Haru Tanaka, cor-
responding secretary of the
local JACL has been accep-
ted by the Greeley Hospital
for training as an X-ray
technician*
NEW NATURALIZATION
BILL INTRODUCED
A resolution (H J Res238)
to permit all eligible imi-
grants in the United States
to apply for naturalization
was Introduced in the House
by Congressman Francis E*
Walter at the request of
the JACL Anti- Discrimina-
tion Committee*
It appears likely that
the Judd Bill will be tied
up in the Senate Subcommit-
tee on Immigration and Na-
turalization*
ttIf this happens, the
Judd Bill will not be acted
upon until the next session
of Congress,* declared Mike
Masaoka# He is hopeful
that discrimination can be
completely eliminated from
naturalization laws this
year#
No question has been
raised about the principle
of offering naturalization
privileges to all legal
immigrants residing in the
United states today.
who have lost loved ones in
World War II to be present
at these services which Is
Jointly sponsored by the
Cathay Post #185 and the
local JACL.
It has been noted that
these services are one of
the outstanding programs
held each year. The ser-
vice Is held in Japanese
and English; and the entire
community is welcome to
join in paying homage to
those who have made the su-
preme sacrifice#
lOCAL CHAPTER TO
HOLD GRADS DANCE
A graduation dance honor-
ing June graduates of high
schools and colleges in the
Rocky Mountain area will be
sponsored by the Denver
JACL next month. It was an-
nounced this week by Johnny
Kurachi, program chairman#
Plans call for an aus-
picious sports affair to be
held at the Tri State Bud-
dhist church on Saturday,
June 18th#
All graduates will be ad-
mitted free and a nominal
fee will be assessed others
who attend#
Treasurer Ray Koyama has
announced that a raffle is
to be held in conjunction
with the dance. The chap-
ter will raffle a radio.
SCHOLARSHIP
OFFERED NISEI
Nisei between the ages
of 17 and 23 are invited to
compete for scholarships
administered by the Nation-
al JACL to the National En-
campment for Citizenship,
held at Fieldston school
at Riverdale, N. Y. during
July 1 to August 12.
Young people of all ra-
cial and religious groups
learn leadership training
in democratic living.
Further information a-
bout the scholarships can
be obtained by writing to
the National JACL, 415 Sea-
son Bldg., Salt Lake City#


PAGE 2
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
MAY 1949
MmRjM-Bmm
Published Monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 1834 Curtis
St., Denver, Colorado.
Telephone} Cherry 5990
Editor: Bessie Vatsuda
Staff: Michl Ando, Bill
Hosokawa, George Kubo,
Dorothy Madokoro, Rosa
Hayeda, George Inal, si-
de Eato, Ben Mlyahara,
Sue Maruyama, and Chlye
Horiuohi.
Those of us who attended
the "I AM AN AMERICAN DAY"
program last week at the
Auditorium were greatly
Impressed by the solemnity
of the occasion and the
stirring address of Ceci 1
B. DeMllle.
One hundred twenty five
newly naturalized citizens
were called to the plat-
form, but we could see none
among them with features
like ours.
In warning against So-
cialism, Mr. DeMllle said.
"Ask yourself: Am I as
free as my father was to get
a' Job and keep It, to start
a business and run it, to
build a house and live in
it, to call my life my own?
Addressing the newly nat-
uralized citizens he said,
AMERICAN
MOTOR SALM
Henry Imoda.prop
nwiwn
HUDSON
.r~L.
CH.86SO
2358 WASHINGTON*!
"but i'm not discriminated! CRITICSCORNER
AGAINST
//
Recently I bumped into Bob Adell, owner of the Master
Service Garage, and active Cosmopolitan Club member# He
was raving about the passage of a FEPC law in New Mexico#
He telle me that the Anti Defamation League and the Catho-
lics were instrumental in putting the FEPC measure across
in that state#
Many Nisei complacently claim they are not discrimi-
nated against# Bob states that this is not so# He hires
nisei and colored boys, and often, his customers have re-
fused to do business with him, because Japanese were wor-
king for him# Some customers order that the "yellow Jap"
better not touch their oar. In one instance Bob lost a
Navy contract because an official would rather not do
business with a concern hiring Japanese#
These acts of discrimination are not directed to the
nisei directly, but we must be aware that these remarks
occur, and as long as these incidents occur, a FEPC bill
is necessary#
The nisei supported the Colorado FEPC bill shamefully#
The bill is dead so far as this state is concerned, but
let's get back of the JACL-ADC National FEPC legislation
program#
fttLL H6S6KAWA
"you may forget many of
the details of the consti-
tution, but never forget
that one basic truth. Your
rights as citizens and as
human beings do not belong
to your employer or your
union or your bank or your
lodge or your church.
"Th ey do not belong to
the government. They be-
long to nobody but you.
That is why, as Americans,
we walk erect and proud,
clothed in the God-given
garment of freedom."
******
The chapter sponsored
bridge classes which were
being held weekly at the
YWCA for the past three
months were terminated at
the end of April.
Takl Domoto, one of the
outstanding duplicatebridge
pi ayers of the Denver Mile
High Club as evidenced by
oontYd from page 1 col# 2
The JACL statement de-
clared} "Ve know of no
other legislation that will
have far reaching conse-
quences for good than this#"
"Because the right to
work is synonymous with the
right to live, JACL feels
very keenly that FEPC 3e gi eo-
lation is aclear and press -
ing need# Municipal and
State laws are only a part
of the answer# A substan-
tial seotion of American
business is interstate in
soppe, and only the federal
legislation would adequate-
ly cover this vast part of
Commerce and Industry#
"Because we desire to
share as full partners in
this nation, we join with
millions of otherswho are
innocent victims of racia 1
and religious intolerance Id
urge the immediate enact-
ment of FEP legislation#
the fact he was one of the Individuals chosen to re- present the Colorado Team in a match with New Mexico to be held at Raton, N.M., deserves our thanks for the time and effort he devoted in teaching the fundamental principles of bidding in bridge. PT.f^STS RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP UNIVERSAL RADIO SERVICE LATEST MODEK RADIOS APPLIANCES KE 3910 1108-18^

EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING i203-iSrsr. DENVER. COLO.
Among the Nisei readin*-
an-writin' clan no recent
event has equaled the stir
created by Toehio Nori's
book of short stories, "Yo-
kohama, California#"
The reason is not hard
to find# Despite frequent
and sometimes outrageous
breaches of grammatical
rules, he has captured the
feeling and spirit of .a peo-
ple# He writes of their
trivial doings., their minor
triumphs and personal trag-
edies with rate and sympa-
thetic warmth. He writes
of characters you and I
have known, and although
their names may be differ-
ent, we reeognise them#
Take quiet* kindly old
Papa Noda, for instance#
He loved his seven fine
children# "Seven children,"
Papa said proudly, counting
with his fingers# "Seven
treasures# I am not famous,
I work all day and I am
poor# But I have seven
plants# Seven healthy
growing plants# Maybe one
a Noguchi, Who knows?
And Yoahio Noda, with
typical Nisei irreverence,
knows who Lincoln is but
doesn't recognize the name
Noguchi#
Or take the story,"Three
Japanese Mothers." It is
womentypical, hard-work-
ing, frugal Isseiindulg-
ing in the luxury of gossip
and philosophy as they meet
at a wedding# They speak
modestly of themselves and
their families, but with a
strong pride; they envy
each ether and swallow
their chagrin* Their human
and indefinable Issei qual-
ities are vividly portrayed.
In Mori's simple but effect-
ive prose#
Mori has done the Nisei
a great service by record-
ing what he has seen, heard
felt, and remembered of his
life as a Nisei# He has
put into print some bright
and human facets of a way
of life that is rs> idly dy-
ing out with the Issei and
their dwindling communities,
and it will do the Nisei
good to read' and remember#
For despite all their many
shortcomings, our parents
were a great, good and cour-
ageous people#
*****
It doesn't take long to
make you hardboiled after
you've been in hot water a
few time s#
i
Patience is a great thing,
but it never helped a roos-
ter lay an egg#


MAY 1949
page three
SETSUKO OKA, popular DTJ
ooed, recently wae elected
Vice three, of Parakeets, an
honorary pep club. Congracsl
REIKO FURUKAVA was a re-
cent graduate from Barnes
Business School.
GRACE YANARU, Barnes Stu-
dent, is going back to Gran-
by for the summer.
The "Hu Chi" girls held
their annual ball at the
Womens Club Hall. Seen
aancing by romantic candle
light were: CLARA SHINOO
and HIDEO IIIROSS, NAOMI I-
NAI and KEN KUWABARA, YOSHI
YAMAGA and TICK MATSUSHIMA,
YOSHI MIZOUE and WALLY NA-
ilAMURA, SUE MARuYAMA and
IRVIN MATSUDA, CHuCKIE SHI-
BATA and CHARLIE NAKAMURA,
KAMI KATAGIRI and JOHNNY KU-
RAC HI i RUBY NAKANO and HER-
BIE TOMITAj KINU KANAI and
KIYOSHI ITO to name a few
of the girls and their
lucky dates.
SAI KOSUGE and SAM USHIO
have set their wedding date
for June 18. The ceremony
will be performed at the
Warren Methodist Church
with REV. SASAKI officiat-
ing.
The D. U. Senior Prom
held at the Shirley Savoy
Hotel wae a gala event. In
their best bib n* tucker
daneing to the music of
Benny Strong were: TOMMIE
HAMAI and MAE EGUCHI, AL-
BERT NODA and NORI HAT AS AKA,
TERRY HARADA and JIRO SHOJI,
SAC HI MARUYAMA and ROY SHI-
BATAj ROSE SHIRAMIZE and
KENNY IMAMURA.
NEBO NAKAYAMA, who has
an eye for beauty, has been
squiring the beauty-eyeful
MIN CHADO, a recent queen
candidate for Manual Train-
ing High School Pioneer Day
celebration*
Congratulations to TORIE
YAMAGUCHI and SETS ITO, who
recently announced their en-
gagement. They are plan-
ning an early summer wed-
ding.
Trousseau shopping are
ROSE HANAWA*, who will be
MRS. FLOYD TANAKA come June
18, YOSHIKO MAMED A* who
will change her name to MRS.
HASH TOGASHI and ANN TSURU-
DAj who will be MRS. TERUO
OKUNO; they are planning
early fall weddings.
SAMMY TERASAKI was among
a busload of CU students
who vent to Detroit. They
will be feted by large drug
firms.
MOMS CLUB
ELECT'S OFFICERS
New offioers of the
Nisei Mothers Club elected
for the year 1949-50 are
Toyoko Goto, Muriel Kubo,
Rosie Mizukomi, Bernioe
Ohashi, True Yasui and Doro-
thy Okita.
Outgoing cabinet members
are Jean Fujimoto, Tsuyako
Taka+.a, Jean Jitsuda, Suml
Imatani, Mitchie Terasakl,
and Helen Yamamoto.
The club is sponsoring a
project night program on
Sunday May 22 at the Nihon-
Jin-kai hall. On display
will be knitted garments,
Millinery, figurines, cro-
cheting, tatting and reweav-
ing, all made by club mem-
bers.
CORNELIANS HOLD
ELECTION
Mrs. Ken Yabe was recent-
ly elected president of the
Cornelians at a meeting
at Mrs. George Furutas
home*
She will be assisted by
V. Pres. Mitsu Sugano, Rec.
Sec. Fudge Nakaoka, Corres.
Sec. Michi Teraji, Treas*
Mary Suenaga.
An installation dinner
will be held on June 16th
at a place to be announced
by a committee*
CATHAY POST
NAMES OFFICERS
At their May monthly meet-
ing at the Cathay Post of
the American Legion elected
new officers for the coming
year. New Commander is Jim
Nakagawa who was unanimous-
ly elected. Others elected
to serve are: Senior Vice-
Commander, Jack Ishida;
Junior Vice-Commander, Tom
Doi; Adjutant, Ed Chinn;
Finance Officer, Louis Jay;
Historian, Aiko Ura; Chap-
lain, James Doyle.
Retiring Commander is
Harry Shibao*
Nylons go to pieces when
exposed to certain gases*
Men go to pieces when cer-
tain nylons are exposed*
AUTO SERVICE
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SCENE: JACL BRIDGE CLASS
Left to right: Chiye Horiu-
chi, Instructor Taki Domoto,
A1 Uji, George Matsumonji,
Mike Kitano, & Hank Kimura#
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Take six tricks against any
defense* Hearts are trumps*
Solution:
Lead 5 of clubs and cover
with Dummys 9 of clubs*
Return 7 of hearts from dum-
my and aluff J of spades
from hand*
Lead 6 of clubs from dummy
and overtake with souths 8
of clubs*
South returns 8 of diamonds*
If west overtakes with 9
of diamonds, trump in dummy.
If west fails to cover,
Bluff a spade from dummy*
Souths remaining two cards
are high and therefore good#
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1232 20th Street A1 3500
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1227 27th Street
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THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
MAY 1949
The month of lay may
bring flowers,but ic brings
a lot of babies too* Lit-
tle SUSAN OHASHI celebrated
her second birthday with a
party on May 1, Her little
guests who came and enjoyed
pink ice cream and cake
were SHIGEMI MATSUM0T0,IRIS
YASUI, WAYNE KU0,JUDY SAI-
TO, DICKIE and HOWIE SUENA-
GA, DEEDEE TAKAHASHI, ALENE
TERASAKI,CHRISTINE YAMAOKA,
and STEVIE and SUSAN ANDO*
Mothers oresent were the
Mesdames IOJBO. YASUI.MATSU-
KOTO, SUENAGA, TERASAKI, YA-
MAOKA and ANDO*
Little Partygoers-The
above scene was taken at
Susan Ohashi*s party* Prom
left to right: susan Oha-
shi, Dee Takahashi, Bernice
Ohashi holding Susan Ando*
In back row is Judy Saito*
On the same Sunday GAIL
ARIMA, daughter of CLARENCE
and TOYO ARIMA, invited her
friends over to share her
birthday cake. GAIL was
four. She entertained DEN-
NIS and FRANCES TANIGUCHI,
ARLENE YABE, BAUCOM child-
ren, KEIKO YAMAT0, SHIGEMI
MATSUMOTO, HOWIE and DICKIB
SUENAGA, BABY YOSHBIURA and
the FUJIMOTO sisters from
Boulder
ARLENE, daughter of KEN
and FUKI YABE, recently be-
came five years old* Her
mnimny asked some friends
over for a delightful party*
BESSIE MATBUDA, usually
not mentioned on "best
dressed" lists came to her
own birthday party directly
from work; She wore blue
jeans that needed some vi-
tal patching and a paint
bespattered T shirt.
HARTJ TANAKA who has long
been in the tailoring busi-
ness traded her sewing par-
aphernalia for an X-ray
technician1s uniform* She
is taking up a year's train-
ing course in a Greeley
hospital*
New home ownersthe ROY
teradas who were formerly
of Hawaii are now at home
at 27th and Arapahoe*
TERR IE and HANA TAlCAMINE
with their children, EUGENE
and GAIL, have moved to an
attractive house on Gaylord
Street*
Debutante of 1970Miss
Patrice fujisaki weighed in
at Mercy Hospital on Thurs-
day, May 5. Daddy and mom-
my are CHILI and ROSE FUJI-
SAKI*
Out-of-towners; ART and
CELIA TAKEMOTO and their
two children of Los Angeles
were guests of the G^ORGa
FURUTAS last month.
'Tftanchus
GRIU-CHOP SUEy f
W/kfoumcmaSmvj/Mdy
1956 LarWro/Ta Q.v?
GRANADA
MARKET
KC.S983 1919 LAMtENCE
One of the new officers
of the Friday Young Married
Womens Club at the *'Y is
LILY ARIKX*
TAKI DOMO'i'O and his part-
ner placed sixth in the
state bridge tournament
played early this month at
the Shirley-savoy Hotel*
MABEL UYEDA was elected
auditor of the Society of
Medical Technologists at
their last meeting* She is
employed at the state lab*
QOUER YASUI who was a
Denver visitor last summer
is engaged to be married to
MICKEY YABe of New York
next year* HOMsR will in-
tern at st* Joseph's hospi-
tal in Milwaukee following
his graduation from medical
school in Philadelphia*
MRS* MITZ OGAY/A and son
WAYNE visited the SAM AOCHI
family en route west*
The JACK SUZUKIS wel-
comed a baby boy on May 4
at St* Anthony's*
TA. 0332 TA. 9227 2700LARIMER
Return postage guaranteed
THE DENVER BULLETIN
The Denver Chapter JACL
1834 Curtis Street
Denver 2, Colorado
Sec. 562, F. L. & R.