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Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 4, Number 6

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VOLUME IVj NUMBER SIX
DENVER* COLORADO
JUHK, 1949
PARTICIPANTS OF MEMORIAL SERVICE
GRADUATES DANCE + RADIO PRIZE
DRAWING CROWDS TO CHAPTER AFFAIR
All JACL membors
and friends are ask-
ed to cooperate In
honoring the 1949
graduates by attend-
ing the JACL Gradu-
ation Dance to be
held on June 25th at
the Tri-State Budd-
hist Church social
hall from 9:00 p.m.
made to contact each gradu-
ate personally, but in th$
event that some are not con-
tacted, a general invita-
tion is being issued.
The Three Kings, a combo
new to Nisei dancers, will
play for the affair, which
will last until midnight.
All highsohool
and college graduates
will be welcomed
guests at the dance.
Efforts are being
A special drawing will
be held, and the lucky win-
ner will receive a beauti-
ful radio-phonograph con-
sole, Winner need not be
present to win* Chances
are for sale at 25^ each.
IMPRESSIVE MEMORIAL RITES
HONOR DEAD & # *
An impressive Memorial
Day Service was held by the
local chapter in conjunc-
tion with the American Le-
gion Cathay Post at the Tri-
State Buddhist Church,
The program was very
well received by the public,
Those participating towards
the success of the affair
were program, John Kurachi
and Jim Nakagawa, Commander
NISEI CONTRIBUTE
TO COLLEGE MEMORIAL
Receipt of acknowledg-
ment for the v200.00 contri-
buted to the University of
Colorado*s Memorial Center
building fund by members of
the Denver JACL Chapter and
Nisei war veterans was re-
ported today by President
Tosh Ando,
Initiated by the Chapter
late in 1947 under the lead-
ership of George Masunaga,
alumnus of the University,
It was one of the projects
carried on last year.
The Chapter, supported
by veterans, completed in-
stallment payments on the
pledge earlier this year.
Donors contributed $150,00
and the Chapter gave $50,00
toward the pledge.
In recognition of the
contribution,-Mr, Ware, the
University* s Director of De-
velopment at Boulder, stat-
ed that two Buffalo Shares
are listed on the build-
ing *s bronze tablet, one
bearing the inscription,
"DENVER CHAPTER, JAPANESE
AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE",
and the other, "COLORADO
NISEI VETERANS OP WORLD
WAR 11."
of the Postj and music, Lira.
Joe Ariki,
Dick Aoyagi gave vocal
selections, daruo Muronaka
and Kenzo Ogasawara spoke
in Japanese, Louis Jay gave
an English address, Mrs,
Tosh Ando read the honor
roll of the war dead, Kiyo-
shi Kawahata played Taps
after Rose Shiramizu placed
a wreath.
Musical backgrounds were
played on the church* s Ham-
mond Organ by Mrs, Joe Ari-
ki, The colors were posted
by the American Legion Ca-
thay Post,
$20 PRIZE OFFERED
WINNER MEMBERSHIP
The Denver Chapter is
staging the final phase of
the current membership cam-
paign in an attempt to se-
cure a membership of 200,
The cabinet announced
that a contest is to be
held. The person bringing
in the most members by mid-
night, July 17th, will re-
ceive $20,
Anyone is welcomed to
participate in this contest.
Please contact Chiye Horiu-
chi, KE 9546.
GRADUATES NOTE
The Denver JACL respect-
fully wishes your attend-
ance at their GRADUATION
DANCE to be held at the Tri-
State ^uddhist Church,
June 25, Saturday 9 to 12
music by
THE THREE KINGS
All graduates admitted free.
PLANS MADE FOR
CHAPTER P/CH/C
Johnny Kurachi, program
chairman announced that the
Chapter will vacation dur-
ing July and August, hold-
ing no special events.
However, committees are
being picked and plans are
being made for a huge pic-
nic to be held in September
to get the autumn program
started,
CHAPTER MEETS
WITH NAT L OFFICERS
A general-dinner meeting
of the Denver Chapter was
called by President Tosh
Ando on Thursday, June 16th,
at the Cathay Post.
Principle speakers at
the meeting were Hito Okada,
National President, and Mas
Satow, National Executive-
Secretary, who were return-
ing to Headquarters in Salt
Lake City, after an Eastern
tour,
lb-, Okada gave an up to
the minute report from Wash-
ington on Evacuation Claims
and the Naturalization Bill.
ilr. Satow spoke on the
national membership picture.
This year, to date, there
are 6000 JACL members na-
tionally. The highest mem-
bership, nationally, has
been 18,000 in 1942. The
lowest was a thousand in
1946.
since evacuation Denver
has had 350 members in 1946,
267 in 1947, 208 in 1948,
and an all time low of less
than a hundred members in
the first half of 1948.
Bids for the dance are
selling rapidly at $1*50 a
couple and $1.00 for stags.
All graduates will be ad-
mitted free and very wel-
comed,
TO THE WINNER
The picture above shows
the radio-combination which
will be given the holder of
the lucky number at the Grcti*
uates Dance on June 26th,
Photo by lamakishi.
C0UE6IATE APPLIES FOR
NATl JACL SCHOLARSHIP
Doug Taguchi from Rocky
Ford has applied for a two
hundred dollar scholarship
to the Citizenship Encamp-
ment to be held in New lork
this summer,
loung Taguchi is the
past president of the Nisei
Intermountain Collegiate
Conference and a pre-medi-
cal student at the Univer-
sity of Colorado.
The scholarships are is-
sued by National Headquar-
ters to Niseis aged seven-
teen to twenty-three. This
year National Headquarters
has five such scholarships
to distribute.
The Denver Chapter is
endorsing his application.


PAGE 2
DENVER Jy/\(]L BULLETIN
Published Monthly by
the Denver Chester of the
Japanese American Citi-
sens League* 1834 Curtis
St*, Denver* Colorado*
Telephone: Cherry 5990
Editor: Bessie Hat suds
Staff: Mlchi Ando* Bill
Hosokawa* George Kabo,
Dorothy Madokero* Rosa
Mayeda* George Inal* El-
sie Kate* Ben Hlyanara*
Sue MAruyama* and Chiye
Horluohi*
Comes the month of June
and our thoughts turn to
plonies* fishing* golf and
yes* bridge* Ve enjoyed
very much the plonie the
Mothers Club arranged for
us on Father* s day at Ber-
keley Park* Ve saw a lit-
tle of vhat"life with fath-
er" must be like in many of
the Nisei familieslittle
ones clambering all over
their dads and asking to be
entertained*
My youngsters presented
me with a fine gift* but it
was difficult to aoeept*
Stevie stated rather tear-
fully* "1 gave you a nice
present for Father* s Day*
but you don*t give me nuf-
fin* How come?" He seem-
ed to think of the event
just like Christmasgive a
gift; get a gift*
Elitch Gardens honored
the dads too by presenting
them vith cigars and carna-
tion boutennieres* Yes* it
made us feel like a king to
have others think of our
importance*
After a hot* tiring but
happy day we vent home* I
looked forward to a tasty
supper* But the little wom-
an sprawled out on the bed
and fell asleep murmuring
something about "it was so
much work planning the pic-
nic"*
So while she slept we
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THE DENVER J/CT. BOLLETH
I Aren't We Stinkers ?
Its always like getting a vital rfiot in the arm of
life-restoring plasma to have our national of floors visit
eur chapter*
Last week two very weary national offloers polled in
to Denver on the last lap of a two week tour of speeches
and oonferenoes* begun in Los Angeles and including Hew
York* Washington* D* C., and Chicago* An emergency gen-
eral meeting was called* and 28 local JJCL membersmet
vith them*
I think that was a stinking reception to give them*
Vero there a hundred of us to evidence our support and
interest la the work* whioh they are doing for US* they
would have been encouraged as muoh as vs were encouraged
by their jr esenoe*
For a town of our else* vith a Japanese eomnmity as
large as ours* there must be more than 28 Niseis inter-
ested in their own history making progress*
fll/EN PROPERTY
DATE NOT EXTENDED
According to Mike M* Ka-
saoka* national ADC direct-
or* the already oqaired
date of August 6* 1948 for
the filing of claims for
properties seised by th e
Offices of Alien Property
during the war has not been
extended*
Althougi a U*S* Senate
bill 8* Me* 101? has been
introduced in Congress, it
is still being held in com-
mittee* Masaeka indicated
that congressmen were of
the opinion that enough
time had been allowed those
interested in filing end an
extension of further time
is net Justified*
Masaoka assured that ev-
ery effort would be made to
secure favorable action on
this matter but indicated
that probabilities are not
good* All claims against
properties seized by the
Offic e of Alien Property
were required to be filed
prior to August 8* 1948*
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warmed up some leftovers
and ate* It was all right
but not as good as what
mommy would have fixed*
When she did awaken* she
gulped down her food ex-
plaining she had to go out*
"Got to get the Bulletin
out* you know* Duty calls*"
Vith that she goes banging
out the door and leaving me
to oope with two children*
I don't feel like a king
anymore*
See Story Page One
JtffiB 1949
Critics Cor her
SILL H050MWA
The reservoir of good
will that Nisei have been
filling by their diligence
and all-around efficiency
has auxiliary pools in the
most unexpected places*
Frlnstanee* ve were talking
the other day to Col* King
Hudson who* with his wife*
runs the Country Kitohen
restaurant near Littleton*
"Did you know Bill Fuku-
da?" Colonel Hudson asked*
Ve didn't*
That was enough to set
the colonel off on a half
hour of reminiscing* most
of it having to do vith
what a swell guy Bill Fuku-
da was*
It seems Bill was a Cal-
ifornia farmer when General
DeWltt beckoned and sent
off to Poston* Bill and
his family eventually came
out to Littleton and went
to work on the gardens that
supply the Country Kitchen*
"Bill got more done by
himself than tiie five men I
have running the farm now*"
the colonel declared* "Be
never seemed to hurry* but
he had a way with plants
and soil* He was a perfec-
tionist* and how that farm
responded te his touoht
Best of all* he'd explain
what he was doing* and why
he was doing it that way* I
learned practically all I
know about farming from
Bill."
Bill's wife worked in
the kitohen* and sometimes
the children would trot
over and help. They would
have been welcome for life
on the Hudson place* but
they went back home to Cal-
ifornia when the coast was
re-opened* The Hudsons
hated to see them go* They
fear the farm never will be
the way it was when Bill
was running it for them.
Thanks to Bill Fukuda*
the Hudsons have a warm
plaos in their hearts for
all Nisei* It would have
been different If Bill Fu-
kuda had been content vith
a minimum effort.
Farmer: And how is the
lawyer coming along?
Doctor: Poor fellow*
he's lying at death's door.
Farmer: That's grit for
you* at death's door and
still lying*
F/onst
JCHVOSNVERS ECONOfIKAl PlQRti
FRtEDEUVERY H. fawn, prop.
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JUNE 1949
the Denver uct boixsth
PAGI THRU
Glancing at RUBY KITSU-
TAKA, have you noticed that
happy gleam in her eyeaf
Tis good to aee EDDIE HAGI-
IIARA back from Northwest-
ern for the summer.
Congratulations to JOHN-
NY CHIKUMA on receipt of
his sheepskin from Kansas U.
He's a DOC now....claims to
be one of these painless
tooth-pullers?
AKIRA TAJIRI quietly
blew into town from sunny
Los Angeles to spend his va-
cation. NAOMI INAI, a re-
cent graduate of Denver U
was on hand to greet him*
YPo prexy, TERRY HARADA.
is a delegate to the YWCA
Conference at Asilomar, Cal-
ifornia. Could that be the
reason for JIRO SHOJI'S
long face???????
JACK ITO recently pre-
sented his future bride,
the very cute RITZ YANAGI,
the traditional diamond.
JACK is presently working
for his master's at C.U.
Letterman, HARRY KURACHI,
home for the summer from
college in Colorado Springy
is getting a beautiful tan
helping brother JOHNNY on
the farm.
KB6I SUGANO and DOROTHY
YANARU have completed their
pre-nurses training at
Boulder and will now enter
Colorado General
With the coming of the
summer months many are vi-
siting their former homes
on the Coast. Among the
fortunate vacationers ares
JOYCE CHIBA who left for
California with her parents
for a short visit. RICHXE
SKINDO left for sunny Cal-
ifornia, followed by HAS
SAITO. DU graduates TOM-
MY HAKAI and SUGAR SUYEHI-
RO motored to Los Angeles*
BILL 1IAT AN AKA had another
glorious vacation in Hawa-
ii and California* We hear
JOjs and KATIE ARIKI are vi-
siting KATIE'S parents in
San Francisco.
JOHNNY MIZOUE is in town
for the summer from his
studies at Michigan Univer-
sity.
AKIRA HIRAKI, home from
Boston, brought back five
A's and a B. We're mighty
proud of you IKE".
It Vs good to see WALT
MORIYA back in town.
brides, has been a scene of
many beautiful weddings....
ROSE (HANAWA) and FLOYD
TANAKA were married in a
very impressive ceremony at
the University Park Church.
ALICE (KADANI) and FRANK
TAMURA were united in marri-
age at the Tri-State Bud-
dhist Church.
MOLLIE (KINOSHITA) and
GEORGE NAKAYAMA were mar-
ried at the Rocky Ford
Christian Church*
sAI (KOSUGE) became the
beautiful bride of SAM
USIIIO in a candlelight ce-
remony at the Warren Method-
ist Church.
Fan Dancer: Doctor, I
want you to vaccinate me
where it won't show*
Doc: Okay, stick out
your tongue*
Friend: Hy wife can be an
angel when she wants to be.
Man: Mine, too; any timq
now*
GIRL SCOUT
SUMMER CAMP
About ten to fou* _jen
Girl Scouts from the Calif-
About ten to fourteen
Girl Scouts from the Cali-
fornia Street Methodist
Church will be going to
camp this summer*
The girls have earned
half of their camp expense
by giving a benefit movie.
The local JACL Chapter
donated §50 towards the
camp fund in tis program to
promote better citizenship
and participation of Japan-
ese American in the life of
the community*
mTAiLlAT/ON DINNER
HELD AT PARK LANE
Mrs. Fumi Yabe was in-
stalled as president of the
Cornelians at a dinner meet-
ing at the Park Lane Hotel
held on June 9*
Others of the cabinet
who were installed are Mi-
tsu Sugano, vice-president;
Mrs* Phil Nakaoka, record-
ing secretary; Mrs* Shig
Teraji, corresponding sec-
retary; and Mrs. Howard
Suenaga, treasurer.
NWAAT0H01D
PRE- 4 DANCE
The Nisei women's Ath-
letic Association Is plan-
ning a Pre-Fourth Dance
on Saturday, July 2* *
The sports dance will be
held at the DX Club, 1900
W. 38th Ave. Music will be
provided by Max Ketchum
and his orchestra*
Tickets to the dance are
available for §1*75 a cou-
ple and VI*00 for stags.
yps TO HOLD
BASEBALL DANCE
Nisei baseball teams ol
the Denver area will be hon-
ored by the YPo at its Home
Run ''Ball'' to be held at
the YV/CA Auditorium on
Thursday, June 23, announc-
ed Yuki Tanaka, public re-
lations director.
"Since the ball season
is getting into full swing,
the YPs vrtshes to be in
season and pay tribute to
all players who participate
in the sport," 3he stated.
Each team will be ac-
corded special recognition
at the dance* Team mangers
are requested to send in
players names in order to
facilitate ticket handling
at the door. Teams not ro*
ceiving invitations by June
18 are requested to notify
the YPS.
Ed Mendenhall's orches-
tra will furnish music and
Ben Yanaga will emcee*
General admission is 60
cents per person* Invited
baseball players will be
admitted for 25 cents.
iHHH****
Kindly clergyman (pinch-
ing little boy's knee): And
who has nice, chubby pink
legs?
Little Boy: Mama.
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PACT 4
THB DENVER JACL BDUETIH
JUNE 1949
Peek-a -loo/
June is bustin* out all
overno fooling* what with
commencements, pienios and
weddings*
Hearts and flowers de-
partment>pretty chiyo sato
and PERRY MORI will become
one on June 26 at a family
ceremony at the H* A* Harr
residence* Best wishes*
kids.
SATO SHOWER GUESTS
JEAN FUJIMOTO* MURIEL
KUBO and BERNICE OHASHI
were joint hostesses at a
wedding shower held at th e
latter1 s home for CHIYO two
weeks ago.
Guests present besides
the hostesses and honoree
were CHI YE HORIUCHJ, TRUE
YASUIj GRACE NAK AGAVA, HARU
TANAKA j SUE MAYEDA, AIKO
OMIYAj HITCKIS TERASAKI,
PAULINE SUEHIRO LILLIAN
TERASAKI* ETHEL YANASE,
MIC HI ANDO* LILY ARIKI*
BESSIE MATSUDA and MITSU
SUGANO. The bride-to-be
was presented with a Mix-
master.
Out-of-townereCalifor-
nia may beckon vacationers
but Colorado can beckon
too. Some of those visit-
ing in town are MABEL YOKQE
and her two children from
L*A. who art spending sever-
al weeks with her parents.
MR. ft MRS. MOFFAT ISHIKAr
VA (THEXMA FUJI) spent a
few days nsre on their
honeymoon. Their home is
in San Jose.
Dr. K. KASUGA was a re-
cent guest of the TOSH AN-
DO'S. He attended a rehabi-
litation conference at Miea
Verde. DR. KASUGA is head
resident of Chrieman Hospi-
tal in Taooma, Washington.
Knitting department
YOSH VARNEY and MAE MATSU-
MONJI are busily knitting
soakers. They expect their
babies late In the fall.
YAS SAKAGUCHI came up
from Pueblo to take in "A
Streetcar Named Desire."
Among college graduates
who have done the Nisei
proud is JOSEPH UEMURA who
obtained his Master's De-
gree in Theology at Iliff.
He received the highest
grades in his comprehen-
sives.
Still the academic field.
PAULINE KURACHI presided at
a meeting of the Colorado
State Sooiety of Medic al
Technologists at the Broad-
moor in Colorado Springs.
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- Pictured above are gol-
fers DOUG MIZUKAMI* MITS
KANEKO, and KODY KODAMA.~
MITCHTE TERASAKI hobnob-
bed with the governors at
their recent conference at
Colorado Springs.
YAKO TAKATA* MURIEL KUBO*,
JEAN FUJIMOTO \ JEAN JITSUDA,
DOROTHY OKITA* TRUE YASUI*
MITCHIE TERASAKI, and ROSIE
MIZUKAKI. Not pictured are
TOYOKO GOTO*,BERNICE OHASHI*
HELEN YAMAMOTO and SUMI IMA:
TANI.
The hat display at the
Mom* e Club Achievement Pro-
gram was most impressive*
Piotured above are some of
the *48-49 cabinet officer*
In the group area TSU-
The Cornelian dinner at
the Park Lane attracted
many smartly dressed women*
BETTY SUZUKI dressed in red
and white reminded us of a
strawberry sundaealmost
good enough to eat. And
the new Mercury She drove
was good looking, too*
Osb of the moet serenely
beautiful things we*ve wit-
nessed in a longtime was
the Memorial Day Service at
the Buddhist Church* KATE
ARIKI'S playing of "Coin*
Home" brought tears to many
an eye* The Hammond gives
out such heavenly music.
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