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Denver JACL Bulletin, Volume 4, Number 7 & 8

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NISEI HONOR RUMFTIWSTAFF
JAMES FRESQUB
At the invitation of Mr*
George Furuta, about sixty
guests gathered at the Man-
chu Grill on July 14 to
honor James Fresques, city
councilman* Mr* Fresques
was recently named "Pharma-
cist of the Year" by the In-
ternational Rho Pi Phi,
pharmaceutical fraternity,
for his outstanding work in
human relations. He and his
wife traveled to Boston
this week to be recognized
at the 25th jubilee conven-
tion of the fraternity.
Those who paid tribute
to the honored councilman
in short speeches were Mr,
Ed Mapel, City councilman;
Dr. Clarence Holmes, presi-
dent of Cosmopolitan Club;
Mr. Fred Kaihara of the
Colorado Times; Roy Takeno
of the Tri State office and
Attorney Arthur Brooks*
Congratulatory messages
were read by Mr. Ed Matsuda.
Other distinguished
guests present were Manager
of Safety and Mrs. H. Mac-
Arthur, Capt and Mrs. Verne
McCoy, and Councilman and
Mrs. M. Marranzino.
The hard-working Bul-
letin staff is tired and
deserves a rest; so with
the unanimous consent of
the staff members we're
taking a short vacation.
The July and August
numbers are being combined
into a single vacation
issue and we're calling
it quits until the first
week of September when a
rejuvenated, invigorated
staff will again bring
you more informative, in-
teresting news and pic-
tures.
Until then here's
wishing all of you a
.pleasant vacation. We're
surv well enjoy ours.
SLA T£ HA YR/DE
FOR KRUMMEL.
The YPS will honor Miss
Betty Krummel, their staff
advisor, who plans to enter
Denver University to work
towards her masters degree
in sociology, at a Hayrack
ride on Thursday, July 28,
at the Mississippi stables.
After a delicious Orien-
tal dinner, George Puruta
entertained with two vocal
solos and led in group sing-
ing with Max Ketchum at the
piano.
Those wishing to attend
are to meet at the "Y" by
7:30. Transportation will
be provided and 90^ will
cover the hayride and re-
freshments*
NAT ZONAL J/jCL N?£/V8££5ZZ/P
low; mt stat£s n/gz/ep
ted eight chapters in the
region now have 500 members,
Two thousand short of
the ten thousand National
menbership goal, JACL*era
throughout the country, who
have not renewed their mem-
berships, received renewal
notices last month from Na-
tional Headquarters.
About fifty persons have
sent in renewals direct to
National as a result of
this mailing. Regional Di-
rector Roy Takeno reports
no renewals have been turn-
ed in from this district.
An unofficial membership
report by the JACL Mountain
Plains regional office sta^
compared to three chapters
with 297 last year.
New JACL committees in
Dallas and Houston, Texas,
and New Orleans, Louisiana;
Mobile, Alabama h- ve about
20 additional members*
MT. PLAINS CHAPTER
MEMBERSHIP
Albuquerque 47
Denver 113
Ft. Lupton 74
Montana 50
Wyoming 42
Omaha 53
Rio Grande Valley, Tex* 37
San Luis Valley, Colo, 84
Unoi_fdcial Total
JACL CONFAB
NATIONAL-STAFF, BOARD
MEET IN L.A NEXT MONTH
Members of the J.ACL national staff and national board
will hold a two-day conference in Los Angeles August 6
and 7, to map plans for the organization for the coming
year*
be the future status of J^CL
National President Hito Okada ex-
ADC budget has not been outlined
the national board and staff
Primary discussion will
ADC regional offices*
plained that since the
beyond Oct* 1 of this year,
must decide which offices
will be retained, in the e-
vent it is necessary to cur-
tail some of the regional
offices of the organization*
The board and staff will
also have further discus-
sion upon the future loca-
tion of the national head-
quarters of the organization*
TRI STATE y8L
BAZAAR SUCCESS
The Tri State Young Bud-
dhist League Held a Church
Bazaar recently in back of
their church, under the
chairmanship of Tosh Naka-
mura*
Any recofmnendations made
at this meeting will go be-
fore district councils for
further discussion, and fi-
nal action will be taken at
the national convention in
Chicago in 1950*
Roy Takeno, regional di-
rector will attend the meet
from this district*
RAD/O-COHB/MT/ON
WON BY G.SASSA
Mr* Gene Sassa of Brigh-
ton won the radio combina-
tion at the special drawing
held last month by the lo-
cal chapter in conjunction
with the Graduates Dance*
The benefit bazaar bea-
turing concessions and pri-
zes attracted friends and
members of the Church*
ENI 0ILLAO7ON
SEEN IN SENATE
What may be the first ma-
jor break in a jam on immi-
gration and naturalization
in the Senate occurred July
1 with the appointment of a
special subcommittee to stu-
dy all bills on the subject
introduced this session.*
Senator J. H. McGrath (d*
R* I.), proponent of libera-
lized immigration and natu-
ralization laws, was named
chairman of the special eub
committee.
The dance fell way short
of a success, as far as at-
tendance was concerned. Ve-
ry few members or graduates
showed up for the affair*
The Three Kings, however
proved to be a very dancsa-
ble orchestra. The commit-
tee reports that the ticket
sales on the drawing res-
cued the affair from being
a financial loss*
Naming the subcommittee
is the first definite move
in the Senate to take some
formal action on immigration
and naturalization bills
this session, and this move
seems to indioate that the
Senate intends to aot*
The committee has held
hearings to date, with Y*
Baron Goto, a Japanese Hawai*
tj/SA/ r^//^/i/)r///Aian u*10 von U* S. citizen-
Ly/A/ IJOf uIs\lJIP ship for his wartime milita-
rr//v s)\.msi-nr\'jnir ry service> Hep judd (Minn.)
Douglas Taguchi of Rocky
Ford was one of the recip-
ient of the JACL scholar-
ship to the Citizenship
Encampment in New York.
Young Taguchi is back
east now attending the en-
campment*
Rep. Miller (Cal.), Deputy
Undersecretary of State Dean
Rusk. Sen. Warren G. Magnu-
son (Wash.) Dillon S. Kyer,
Rev. Everett Griggs, a war-
time inmate of a Japanese
concentration camp, Robert
Cullum and Edward Ennis tes-
tifying for the legislation*


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TIE DENVER JAC1 BULLETIN
JULY-AUGUST 1949
DENVER BULLETIN
Published Monthly by
the Demrer Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 1834 Curtis
St*, Denver, Colorado*
Telephone: Cherry 5990
Editor* Bessie Katsuda
Staff: Mlchl Ando, Bill
Hosokawa, George Kubo,
Dorothy Madokoro, Rosa
Kayeda, George Inal, El-
sie KatOy Ben Miyahara,
Sue Maruyama, and Chiye
Horluohi*
National Headquarters id
ooth worried ana disappoin-
ted with our membership to
date, and Justly so, for
with the year of 1949 half
past, we have but 115 mem
bers in the Denver chapter.
During the years of reloca-
tion and resettlement lead
all chapters in member ship*
In view of our national
program and the successful
manner in which legisla-
tions pertaining to civil
liberties and the elimina-
tion of racial discrimina-
tion have been passed effec-
ting actually the lives of
all niseis, there is no
reason why membership
should not be increased
again to match that of the
peak years of 1946 and 1947*
The success story of the
JACL and ADC was recently
brought to the attention of
the world by an article pub-
lished in the Reader's Di-
gest.
Is it the responsibility
of the cabinet members to
call personally upon all
those who have not yet re-
newed, or should not each
individual member take upon
themselves the responsibi-
lity of sending in their
dues annually? Members and
non-members reap alike the
benefits of our national
PATRONIZE BULLETIN
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Every new and again I'm jolted cut of mplaeency by
conversations overheard on the bus as I go to and from
work*
One of those nice pleasant mornings, after a good
nite's rest, a good breakfast in my tusany, a young man
sat beside me and began speaking* "I feel pretty good
today."
Peeling pretty good myself, I said, "Swell, that's the
way one ought to feel,"
"Yeah, got me a job*"
Nothing unusual about that, so I sez,"Swell, were you
looking long?"
"You can't imagine* I'm going to slaughter beef at
the packing plant at $1*34 an hour, now I'm on my way to
Golden and tell my mom. I live at Ft* Logan and I'll have
to get up about 4:30 to get there at 7:00, vhen my work
starts, but I'll be raore'n glad to do it* Why, I've been
looking for just anything to do for months!"
my stop, and I'm late again, so I sneak sheepishly in
and take over the desk as if id been there when I should
have been. Gosh, I'd better buckle down and give my Job
a 111 attention.--Calls to make, dial', and the boss an-
swers. "Where's Birdie?", I ask,
"Had to lay her off till things get better*"
A young man walks inwants to talk to the manager.
"He's out, can I help you?"
"Know if he needs any helpisn't there anything to do
around here?--Ho?Well, how about learning the trade?
No?--Well, thanks, anyhow."
Three vivid signs of the times in less than 15 minutes.
accomplishments
It is my hope and the
hope of the present cabinet
that all members who have
not renewed their member-
ship do so immediately so
that you may be a part of
the organization and not
"free riders."
JOIN NOW
G-G-G/JGS //
"My first wife said is I
married again, she'd dig
her way out of the grave
and haunt me.
"But you did marry again.'
*Yes, but I buried her
face down. Let her dig."
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Ralph: Do you know what
good clean fun is?
Agnes: No, vhat good is
it?
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SILL M050£6k/A
Some persons collect
stamps. Others make a hob-
by of collecting snapshots,
filling gear, guns, coins.
I like books. I have a mea-
ger library, and it would
be still more meager if the
worthless volumes were
thrown away. But one vol-
ume I won't be tossing out
for some time is Morton
Grodzins "Americans Betray-
ed" which tells the real
reason why I spent a year
and a half behind the barb-
ed wire of a concentration
camp, American style.
"Americans Betrayed" is
not the kind of book that
lias to be read in sequence,
first chapter to last. Nor
is it the kind you read
and forget about. After
you've gone through the vol-
ume, you can pick it up at
any time and scan pages and
chapters at random. It's
the kind of book I want to
have around for casual read-
ing, as a reference book,
and Just for the pride of
possession.
Grodzins' book is going
to serve me as a reminder
a reminder that there's a
lot to be done to make Amer-
ica the kind of country I
want it to be. Ite pre-
sence there on the shelf
will prevent me from for-
getting that I was made the
pawn of selfish and unscru-
pulous interests and, I
hope, strengthen my deter-
mination that no other mi-
nority group will be simil-
arly victimized.
It will also be a remin-
der that there are many le-
vel headed individuals in
government. There had to
be in order to squash all
the fantastic, hare-brained
ideas that supposedly res-
ponsible individuals con-
ceived for solving the "Jap-
anese problem." Actually,
as Grodzins* record makes
pretty clear, there would
have been a far darker chap-
ter to write about if there
hadn't been a healthy re-
gard for Constitutional
rights in some highly plac-
ed quarters.
I also value the book be-
cause it is an outstanding
job of research, reporting
and analysis) a work which
a writing-man can appre-
ciate. I hope you'll get a
copy, too, because I'm sure
you'll experience a deep-
down satisfaction in seeing
the unvarnished truth set
down in type and bound be-
tween covers. "Americans
Betrayed" is a historical
document that belongs on
the shelf of every indivi-
dual who went through the
experience of evacuation.


PAGE 3
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
JULY-AUGUST 194ft
Junction and TATS IWAHASHI
were recently married. They
are spending a two wee ks
honeymoon in California*
TOM WATANABE, a recent
graduate from a tailoring
school in Chicago* is visit-
ing his parents here*
Wedding bells will ring
for the darling couple
TORIE YAMAGUCHI and SETS
ITO next month*
Congratulations to DOC-
TOR JOHNNY CHIKUMA, who
passed his State Board Exa-
mination with flying colors*
Were all very proud of him*
too* Emi*
TOM TSUNODA was a recent
graduate of Barnes Business
School. He is planning to
leave soon for Santa Bar-
bara. How can you leave
beautiful Colorado* and a-
bove all* FL0RE1CE NAKANO?
A very cute two-some*
JOHNNY KURACHI and SERA
MIYOSHI seen at all the so-
cial activities*
GEORGE NAKAYAMA and hie
new bride* MARIE have re-
turned home from a honey-
moon in-Canada.
GEORGE and JANE HADA are
thinking of names for a wee
one* due in December*
DOC (bashful) MATOBA and
MIYORI KURODA were seen
holding hands*
The Busseis had a nice
rooting section at their
double header ball game in
Greel ey~including TOM HI-
RAOKA with the cute KINU
KANAI AND GEORGE OMOTO and
KIYO KATO.
DOROIHY KANEGA1 is sport-
ing the most beautiful dia-
mond* We hear he's a south-
ern boy from Alabama*
A very cute couple is
sweet CIARA SHINDO and tall
HIDEO HIROSE combination*
We also notice JUNE SE-
RIZAWA and TSUNE KOSUGE a-
bout town*
A neat lil Hawaiian num-
ber* VIOLET CKI* a pre-den-
tal transfer student from
the University of Hawaii*is
presently attending DU*
Back in Denver for a
short while is pretty EU-
NICE KUMAGAI from Glendale*
Arizona*
MR. & MRS. PERRY MORI
nee Chiyo Sato
photo by CARLS
MR. & MRS. SAM USHIO
nee Sai Kosuge
photo by CARLS
^MEDICAHskmyCD
Americans Betrayedt Poli-
tics and the Japanese Eva-
cuation is a well-document-
ed 445 page volume by Mor-
ton Grodzins* which charac-
terizes the mass evacuation
in 1942 from the Pacific
Coast as a "Disastrous Po-
litical decision."
The author presents the
effect of the pressures ex-
erted by racist groups* by
competitive commercial in-
terests and by the military
establishment upon the West
Coast Japanese Americans
after Pearl Harbor*
He traces in detail the
steps that led to the adop-
tion of evacuation of Japa-
nese Americans*
The publishers present
this book as a vrarning to
each American citizen that
the precedent is on record*
and that he may some day
find himself in the situa-
tion of the Japanese-Ameri-
cans after Pearl Harbor
"disfranchised* expropria-
ted, and confined."
The book is being sold
by National JACL headquar-
ters at $5*00 postpaid* or
$4*25 to JACL menbers and
ADC donors*
TATES NEW POST
The Reverend George Uye-
mura* former assistant pas-
tor cf the California Street
Methodist Church* was ap-
pointed pastor of the Fres-
no Japanese Methodist
Churoh recently*
He succeeds the Rev* S*
Uyemura* former Denver pas-
tor, who was retired due to
illness*
pR^yS(0K,AL
J?enti4i&
T, ITO* DDS Ke 6680
830 18th Street
Y. ITO* DDS Ke 1077
630 16th Street
TAKASHI KAYEDA, DDS Ta 6961
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
*****
Visotorj Doctor* what
can you say to a girl who
is so soary she jumps into
the nearest mans anas when
sh e's fr ight en ed ?
Doctor: Bool
Moon Kataoka* Fumi Kuratani*
Sazy Iwahashi are she/ n a-
bove playing cards at the
Bowlers picnic*
K.K. MIYAMOTO* DDA ,Ta 4307
1952 Larimer Street
GENTA NAKAMURA*DDS *Ta 7598
200 Interstate Trust Bldg*
IrMU rontta4-
MITSUO KAltSKO. *Gr 5000
1232 20th St* *A1 3500
HENRY KIMURA *A1 9900
1232 20th St. *A1 3500
JINZO NODA
2829 Champa *Ma 8595
Lau^er/J
TOSHIO ANDO
1232 20th Street A1 3500
MINORU YASUI
1917 Lawrence St. A1 7227
Opiom&trUt
GEORGE KUBO* O.D. Ch 7813
1240 20th Street
Phtfacions Surgeons
CHARLES FUJI3AK.T*KD Ta 2624
830 18th Street
T. K. KOBAYASTII*MD Ke 4590
1227 27th Street
I BAKU OZAKOTO* KD Ta 1596
301 Interstate Trust Bldg*
HOWARD SUENAGA* MD Ta 2642
830 18th Street
GEORGE TAKEITO* MD Ta 0783
830 18th Street
M. UBA* D.O. Ma 3743
1230-21st Street
table discussion*
(90HPSKE6e5S.
NAKAVAMAS
DIAnONOS\. / WATCHES
GIFTS REPAIRING
JEWELRY
1920 Larimer st Ma.7043

TA 3697 830 8JT
C f&JASAd
AUTO
REPAIRING
1770 BRIGHTON BVQ- KE6997

Rosa Mayeda* Jim Omura,Moon
Kataoka* Joe Misukami* Sam
Kawanishi deep in a round


PAGE 4
THE DENVER JACL BOUETIN
JULY-AUGUST 1949
% l(-a-be8
During the "dog days"
hardly anyone feels like
doing much entertaining,
but there are always ex-
ceptions* Most of us are
nappy to partake of deli-
cious food, but how many of
us want to prepare it?
Among the delightful
nosts who partied friends
in the past month are the
JIMMY IMATANI*S. They had
a Mexican dinner which fea-
tured such tasty dishes as
chili, enchiladas, tacos,
and tortillas*
The dinner the "mayor of
Larimer street", GEORGE FU-
RUTA, gave to honor JAMES
jj-RESjUBS is still being
talked about as "some din-
ner". Not only was the cui-
sine delicieux, but we rub-
bed elbows with local big-
wigs such as city council-
men and members of the may-
or* a staff.
SUM! TAKENO looked tree
chic dressed in pearl gray.
Pert ROSA MAYEDA wore a bo
coming white sailor while
iyiAY TORIZAWA had on a large
brimmed hat trimmed in vel-
vet. Q,uiet MITSU ITANAGA
looked sweet in a black
crepe dress.
HANK TSUCKIYAMA* S rendi-
tion of "April Showers" re-
minded us of the real A1
jolson.
The Manchu looked like a
veritable liorist shop on
opening night of bar ser-
vice. The gladioli bouquets
.'ere especially elegant.
MAX K3TCHUM and his boys
provided good music for the
patrons.
Several of HANK & HISAKO
KIMURAS friends feted them
with a dinner last week
prior to their leaving for
San Francisco. Pictured
above are some of those who
attended the farewell din-
ner. In back row are HISA-
KO KIMURA holding CAROLYN,
HAHJKO KITANO, MURIEL KUBO
holding WAYNE and in front
are MILTON KITANO and STEV
IE ANDO.
Several of the golfers
held a "for men only" party
for HANK at George KUBO*S
home.
A similar affair was
held at the home of IRVIN
MATSUDA to honor PERRY MORI
before he turned benedict.
CHIYO SATO made a beau-
tiful June bride when she
became MRS. PERRY MORI.
CHIYO* S gown was chiffon
and lace trimmed with lil
tiny pearls. After a short
wedding trip, the couple
left for^ftic^o where PER-
'77icwicAu,
GRILL -CHOP SUE Y
GRANADA lUhPouJttAt/
MARKET ' *
edJtr
Ke 5983 \m L
9 Lawrence St.
RY is completing his stu -
dies at Northwestern U.
Out-of-town guests who
came for the nuptials were
MAY SATO from Sacramento
and SHO & MAS SATO from
Boston.
JANE HORINO, graduate of
Boston University visited
with the FRANK HORINO* 8 en-
route to Los Angeles.
The graduation dance the
chapter held was certainly
a disappointment from the
standpoint of attendance,
but the music was good.
However, Tommy Dorsey at
Lakeside just offered too
much competition for the
local talent.
JUNE HISAMOTO and HARU
TA3&KA of Greeley were week
end visitors after spending
a few days in the Springs
area. SAM HADA dropped a-
round to say hello on his
way back to Texas.
Some of those who have
put down new roots by pur-
chasing a home are the MAS
HORIUCHI* S and DR. GEORGE
TAKENO. The ROY TERADAS
have acquired a gas station
out Littleton way.
TOMMY and HARUKO KOBAYA-
SHI with their two sons
JOHNNY and KENJI, spent a
week in the mountains fish-
ine and playing.
Moramys-to-beMIIKEY KA-
WANO of Chicago and ROSE-
MARY YAMA.
Picnics still hold the
spotlight for many families
The group above is seen en-
joying an outing at Berke-
ley Park. Facing the cam-
era are MITCHIE TERASAKI A
ALENEj ROSIE KIZUKAMI j SUMI
IMATANI & RAYMOND.
OMAHA JACL TO
TOP ADC GOAL
Mrs. Lily Okura, secre-
tary of the Omaha chapter ,
reports that the Omaha chap-
ter is novr in the midst of
their ADC fund drive and
are hopeful that they will
exceed their goal of $200.
Members and friends of
the Omaha JACL turned out
to enjoy their annual 4th
of July picnic. Picnickers
participated in game, sing-
ing and other social events.
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