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VOLUME IV NUMBER NINE
DENVER* COLORADO
SEPTEMBER 194C
SEND MELONS
TO WASHINGTON
The local chapter, with
the help of several Brigh-
ton farmers, sent cratee of
xamous Colorado cantaloupes
as gifts of appreciation to
friends who have been espe-
cially helpful in Congress,
Gift crates were sent to
Mike Masaoka, Senator War-
ren G. Magnuson from Wash-
ington, Senator Frank P*
Graham from North Carolina,
and Mr Richard Arens*
LOCAL CHAPTER.
RECE/VES DOHApOfi
Mr8. Fujiko Bums, a war
bride who was recently re-
leased from Fit2simone Hos-
pital, was a recent donor
of $20 to the local chap-
ter* made
She acknowledged the
gifts and visits the chap-
ter made to the hospital
during her stay there*
COUNCILSUPPORTS
WALTER RESOUJT/ON
The Denver City Council
forwarded to Congress a
resolution supporting and
endorsing the Walter resol-
ution*
In its resolution, the
Council declared:
"Whereas, this proposed
legislation states nothing
new in terms of basic poli-
cy, but extends to that
portion of the population
in Asia still denied the e-
qual privileges of natural-
isation, and
"Whereas, more than 9/10
of the immigrants now In
this country vfao would be-
come eligible for natural-
ization are alien Japanese
residents in the Uftited
States, whose record of al-
legiance and devotion to
the land of their adoption
was best exemplified by
their sons and daugiters,
numbering 33,000 who served
honorably, many with heroic
distinction, in World War
II.
"Now, therefore, be it
resolved that we go on
record supporting and en-
dorsing the Senate enact-
ment of (the Walter resolu-
tion) in the current session
of the Eigity-first
Congrese.**."
MAS SATOIV
SCHEDULE TO
SPEAK HERE
Mas Satow, JACL National
Director will be the spe-
cial guest speaker at a
Joint general meeting of
the Ft. Lupton and Denver
Chapter JACL.
The meeting will be held
at 8i00 p.m. at the Denver
YV£A on Friday, Sept. 30*
Mr* Satow will bring the
chapter up to date on JACL
developments and answer any
questions regarding the
National JaCL* He will al-
so discuss local organiza-
tional problems*
He is scheduled to meet
with JACL leaders in Alamo-
sa on Saturday, Oct. 1st,
before he returns to Head-
quarters*
BUUETINlDfONT/NOf
Rumors implying the dis-
continuance *of the "Bulle-
tin" were quelled by Editor
3essie Matsuda this week*
"We will continue to pub-
lish the "Bulletin" every
month as long as we receive
the cooperation and support
of the members,"she stated
emphatically*
Therefore meribers of the
local chapter may rest as-
sured that their copy of
the "Bulletin" will be in
the mail next month as per
usual, she added.
NICC SETS
"KICK-OTP "DANCE
A sport formal dance,
sponsored by the Nisei In-
termountain Collegiate Con-
ference, will inaugurate
Denver* s autumnal social
season.
Peggy Yamato, vice-pres-
ident of the NICC, reports
that the affair will be
held at the State Armory,
300 Logan Street, on Satur-
day, Septenb er 24.
Don Tucker and his orch-
estra have been secured for
the occasion*
Bids are available fur
$1,75 (couples) and $1.25
(stags)
ANNUAL JACL PICNIC .SLATED
FOR BERKELEY PARK SEPT. II
The JACL's annual picnic
will be held on Sunday,Sep-
tember 11th at the west end
of Berkeley Park from 12:00
noon*
The main feature of the
picnic will be a baby con-
test. Participating babies
may compete in one of the
three classes; infants un-
der one year old, babies
one to three years old and
REDUCE MEMBERSHIP
RATES TO BE OFFER D
The looal cabinet voted
to give a bonus in member-
ship rates at the regular
monthly meeting held in
August.
The old rates of $3*50
a person, and $5*00 a cou-
ple still apply* However,
all memberships turned In
now will be good through
1950.
This action will be re-
troactive, so all member-
ships received in 1949,
before this action was ta-
ken will also be good thru
1950.
PLANS DISTRICT
jacc risers
Tentative plans are be-
ing formulated for the
meeting of the Mountain
Plains District chapters of
the JACL to be held in this
area on November 13th and
14th.
Correspondence is now
being carried on with the
chapters to be represented
to complete tne program ar-
rangements.
children three to five years
old.
The winners in the three
to five year old bracket
will be crowned "King and
queen of I960."
Sachi Maruyama is in
charge of the contest and
judges: Dorothy Madokoro
and Sue Maruyama are in
charge of the prizes*
It was suggested that
picnickers bring their own
footballs, bats and balls,
or cards, as there will be
no organized games* Every-
one will be left to their
own resources to have fun.
DENVER NISEI
WIN IN UTAH
TAKES TITLE
Denver Nisei displayed
their prowess on the base-
ball diamond by outclassing
three Utah teams to gain
the undisputed crown of the
Intermountain region in a
baseball tourney held in
Ogden, Utah, recently*
In the three-day tourna-
ment, the classy Denverites
pasted Murray,12-1, shutout
the Davis Comets, 12-0, and
edged the Ogden nine, 8-7,
in the final game*
Besides copping the a-
wards for the most homeruns
and the most stolen bstses,
Rupe Aral of the Denver Ni-
sei received the most out-
standing player trophy*


PAGE TWO
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
SEPTEMBER 1949
DENVER J/\CL BULLETIN
Published Monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi- :
sens League, 1834 Curtis
St,, Denver, Colorado#
Telephones Cherry 5990
Editors Bessie Matsuda
Staffs Michi Ando, Bill
Hosokawa, George Kubo,
Dorothy Madokoro, Rosa
Mayeda, Ben Miyahara, sue
waruyama, and Chiye Hori-
uchi#
Rambling Thoughts
Friends who have come
back from trips to Los
Angeles tell us the place
is "bigger than ever"--more
people, more buildings and
Just more doing than in the
pre-war years of the 30's.
They go on to explain that
the Japanese populace has
Increased; family units have
broken up and outsiders have
come In.
There's talk now making
the rounds that Japanese
consulates may be re-est-
ablished very shortly inthe
key cities of the nation.
That means diplomatic rela-
tions will be resumed and
trade will flow across th
Pacific as in days before.
Some individual who signs
himself "Disgusted** writes
the Bulletin Staff (letter
appears elsewhere in this
issue) that he finds the
publication malodorous and
not much to his liking.
Those of us who have
watched the Bulletin crew
put out each issue every
month know the tremendous
handicaps under which they
work. The staff realizes
its shortcomings and does
the best it can under the
circumstances,
I'm sure the Bulletin
would appreciate any help
that "Disgusted" can render
to improve the paper* How
about coming out next month
help? ,
UNIVERSAL
RAMO SERVICE
itfADIOS-APPLIANCES
KF.39I0 IK)8-I85T
TIME TO REORGANIZE JACL?
The other night Harry Konishi and Kiyo Yokooji of
Ft, Lupton dropped in while Freddy Yoshioka was setting
his conscience straight by acting "big brother" by fixing
the music system in my house and plugging up alee holes
and such,
Freddy said he'd like to Join an organization like
the JACL and derive therefrom the security of knowledge
that in case of his sickness or death, an organization
was ready to step in and take over his affairs. He had
high praise for the JACL Credit Union on this score.
We all believed that the time had come when the Ni-
sei was no longer basically interested in a social outlet
in return for a £3.50 membership fee.
Why not elevate ourselves to the Rotarlan level,
charging greater membership fees and giving the members
real service. Perhaps the membership fee could include
shares in a credit union and health or benefit insurance
of some kind, Members would be eligible to borrow funds
secure all kinds of consultation services, recreation and
the like.
It would take trained personnel and money but such a
plan is feasible. With a lot of organization and inter-
ested people, a project of this type can be organized in-
to the scope of the local chapter activity to the mutual
benefit of all.
Bean's Sport Shop
An organization that has done more than its share of
bringing about better understanding and appreciation of
persons of Japanese ancestry in Denver is not a group or-
ganized expressly for this purpose.
The boys who cavort on the softball field under the
banner of Seans Sport Shop with their inimitable, spark-
ling style manage to favorable impress hundreds of local
softball fans every night they play, Denverites admire
the sportsmanship displayed and delight in the sleek fin
esse of the fleet-footed Nisei lads.
We Join the citizens of Denver in congratulating
Beans Yamamoto and his boys for their efforts in raising
Japanese prestige and bringing good entertainment to the
community.
George: "That girl with
the big lungs sure laughed
at my gags. Did you see
her bust out?"
Eds "No, darn it. I was
sitting behind her!"
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REPORT ON LA
STAFF MEETING-
During a particularly
involved and lengthy JACL-
ADC staff meeting last year
Joe Masaoka, our dynamic-
regional representative
from San Francisco began
muttering in Japanese, "u-
shiro no katai hoto wa-
as he rubbed tenderly the
seat of his pants and pas-
sed out spare seat pads to
other suffering members.
This brief Item was
scribbled on request from
Editor Bessie Matsuda for a
personal glimpse of our
last National Board and
Staff meeting in Los Ange-
les,
National Pres, Hlto Oka-
da was the gavel-pounding
presiding ringuaster who
reeled off the agenda for
discussion and decision
with something like a oou -
pie of dozen items, most of
them with sub-headings, to-
gether with voluminous
sheets of financial reports,
statements and the like. He
called on National Director
Mas Satow or ADC Director
Mike Masaoka to relievo him
at intervals. All 23 mem-
bers of the Board and Staff
contributed statements,
questions and solutions.
The latter, although not
too frequent, were most wel-
come amid the welter of
knotty Issues,
The sessions began at
9 a.m., ending the first
day at midnight, and at a-
bout 8 p.m. on the second
night. Meals? These In-
terludes were sometimes
more carefully chaperoned
by Hito and Mas than grade
school children crossing
the street; the idea being
to conserve time and per-
haps to discourage members
from straying off.
The sessions were not al-
ways grim, a few witty mem-
bers, as they will, cracked
Jokes under Hitofs patient
gaze. The more pungent va-
riety intended primarily
for male company, however,
were few and far between.
Perhaps the presence of
charming Marl Sabusawa from
Chicago, secretary to the
Board, had something to do
with it.
Even our national pres-
ident has his moments. On
the eve of the meeting, he
dashed out to the airport
at Salt lake City and board-
ed the plane, buckled his
seat belt and sat back with
relief, only to discover he
had but 37^ in his pocket*
He had left his wallet at
home.


SEPTEMBER 1949
PAQK THREE
YOUKO YOSHIMURA and JOE
YAMASAKI HAVE announced
their intention to wed*
YOSHSCO MAMEDA said "I
do* to HASH TOGASHI at
rites held In Rooky Ford
with CHIYOKO MARUYAMA and
JACK 1T0 attending them.
How wed like to say, we
told you soMACHIKO TAKI-
GIKU Just couldnt say "no"
to JUNIOR ESHIMA*
DOTY MADOKORO hostessed
a baby shower for KISSIS
YAMAGUCHI with KIYO HANAMU-
RAj HIRCKO ASANOj BETTY SU-
ZUKI, GRACE KUSAKAj HETTY
YANARIj YOUKO YOSHIMURA,
HATSUI KAVAHATA-, and MABEL
SAKAGUCHI as guests*
NORI HATASAKA and TAK
YAMASAKIs JUNE AOCHI and
SAM HAGAI make oute lil two-
somes* JUNES sodas served
over the Mikawaya Fountain
is proving quite an attrac-
tion to the young set. Re-
cently saw beauteous MIN
CHADO coming out of there
looking refreshed after a
soda*
Vacationers here and
therethe DON TAN ABES (far-
mer ROSE TANAKA) and SADA
HORI (nee TANAKA), related
to HELEN TANAKA* are spend-
ing an extended vacation at
the TANAKA home in Hender-
son.
JANET SASAHARA and BOO-
GIE ASANO escaped the heat
of California to spend
their vacation in cool Co-
lorado. They've been dined
and picnicked by old friends
here in Denver*
PAUL FUKUMA and HI DEO
HIROSE are motoring to Cali-
fornia in PAUL'S new Merc.
GRACE KAWAKAMI, student
at South Western Methodist
College at Kansas is home
for her vacation*
PEARL KUVABARA-, FLORENCE
NAKAHO, and SUE MARUYAMA
are some debs vacationing
in California*
Some guys have to work
during their vacation!I
Perhaps MAS SAITO's hands
rose in protest to the la-
bors it's been put through,
anyhow, he broke his wrist*
Our sympathies, MAS.
RUBY KITSUTAKA is an ex-
ray technician at Colorado
General*
Congrats to FUHI KATAGI-
RI who graduated from CU
nursing school, and to the
DENVER NISEI BALL TEAM for
winning the Inter Mt. Base-
ball championship at Ogden*
NAOMI IHAI got an awful
bump on her noggin, When
the oar she was riding In,
oollided into a oar occupa-
ted by MAMI KATAGIRI and
FRANK TAZAWAj rendering
FRANK'S car a metallic ao-
oordian.
Who was that good look-
ing Hawaiian girl with BEN
YANAOA at the "Y" reoently?
The JOLEEE S, a group of
sub-debs, revived with
their usual vigor, after a
long silenoe, to fete Nisei
ball players.
Calling all cars!Il Just
released, after a short vi-
sit at the State Penn in
Canon City--JIRO SIIOJI* TER-
RY HARADA* ROY SHI BATA, SUE
and SACHI MARUYAMA* EMI KA-
TAGIRI i YAK, SIM and SAMMY
TASHIRO.
Dates to Reroe neee
Sept. 11 JACL PICNIC, Ber-
keley Park, noon
on, at West end.
Sept* 13 Mother's Club,
Membership Social
728 28th Street.
Sept* 24 NICC "KICKOFF
DANCE", State Ar-
mory, 8:00 to 12.
Sept. 30 General JACL Meet-
ing, YUCA, 8:00
p.m. Joint with
Ft. Lupton. Mas
Satow, speaker.
******
First Sailor: My gal friend
has been a chorus girl in
New York for two years*
Second Sailor: What shows?
First Sailor: Practically
everything.
i i MMMJt
Contributions to the
"BULLETIN" are cheerfully
accepted*
Items of interest should
be mailed to Bessie Matsuda,
editor, 1320 E. 20th Street,
Denver 5, Colorado*
******
A girl who slaps her
sweetheart may not want to
hurt hie feelings as much
as she wants to stop them*
Honey may not buy happi-
ness, but with it you can
be unhappy in comfort.
There are days when we
feel that the black cat
crossing our path must have
kittens*
TAG UCM/ RETURNS
FROM EN09MPMEN7
Douglas Taguohi returned
from Rivcraale, New York,
where he attended the Citi-
zenship Eno&mpment under
National JACL sponsorship.
Designed to help prepare
young people for responsi-
ble, informed leadership
and effective citizenship,
the enoampment is sponsored
by the American Ethical Un-
ion in Chicago. This organ-
ization is winding up its
five-year experiment in an-
nual summer encampments
next year. $20,000 has been
appropriated by this group
to finance it*
PR^E§SI0NAL
TPentiJrJ.
T. ITO* DDS Ke 8660
830 18th Street
Y. ITO DDS Ke 1077
830 16th Street
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS Ta 6961
301 Interstate Trust Bldg*
K.K. MIYAMOTO* DDA .Ta 4307
1952 Larimer Stf'eTSt
GENTA NAKAMURA*DDS .Ta 7598
200 Interstate Trust Bldg,
insurance 4^
"I only wish more Nisei
could have attended the En-
campment," Doug declared,
Six Nisei were among the
126 young people who attend
ed the Encampment*
MITSUO KANEKO. .
1232 20th St.
HENRY KIMURA .
1232 20th St.
Letter to t*e. Epitqr.
JINZO NODA
2829 Champa
*Gr 5000
A1 3500
A1 9900
*Al 3500
Ma 8595
Dear Editor:
I think the "Bulletin"
stinks'.
L Quyerd
TOSHIO ANDO
1232 20th Street A1 3500
Inadequate coverage,
poor reporting and unat-
tractive photos certainly
doesn't add up to a good,
effective news medium*
How about more news on
some other people besides
the so-called socially e-
lite and those Brighton
agrivulturists?. Sports have
been regretfully neglected.
MINORU YASUI
1917 Lawrence St* A1 7227
Optometrist
GEORGE KUBO* 0*D, Ch 7813
1240 20th Street
Pli\*sicior>r^5urjeons
CHARLES FUJISAKI^MD Ta 2624
830 18th Street
Let's get on the ball by
lending your ears to my hum-
ble constructive criticisms
and begin improvement on
the "Bulletin" now*
T. K. KOBAYASHIjMD Ke 4590
1227 27th Street
ISAMU OZAMOTO* MD Ta 1596
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
DISGUSTED
HOWARD SUENAGA* HD Ta '2642
830 18th Street
******
Nagging Wife: Are you
sure you'll love me when I
am old and ugly?
Husband (bristling up
snapping): Who says I don't*
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PAGE FOUR Tffi DENVER JACL BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 1949

Qcl
Theres a feeling of au-
tumn in the air these days.
Havent you noticed the
nippy mornings and cold
nights? And the youngsters
are talking about school
while papa and mama worry
about the shoes and new
outfits theyfll have to buy
Several lucky people
were able to take vacations
last month. HOWARD and MARY
SUENAGA with their two sons
motored to southern Cali-
fornia. The MAS TAKATAS
visited San Jose, their old
home town. MIN and TRUE
VASTTI are spending several
weeks in Portland, Oregon.
BILL ft ALICE HOSOKAWA
and their three youngsters
flew to Seattle for a ten-
day visit. By the way ,
theyve just acauired a
lovely new home in the park
Hill district. The newspa-
per business must be all
right.
ROSIE MIZTTKAMI says it
"was a luxury trip" that
she took to L.A. Friend
husband stayed home with
the kids.
JACK ft GRACE NAKAGAWA
went to the Vindy City to
take in thfc sights. While
DR. ft MRS. G. NAKAMURA took
to the mountains in Utah
for a little rest. GEORGE
ft AMY MIITRA accompanied
them.
where they watched the
Cards play. DR. MIKE UBA
took his mother to Califor-
nia to see friends. The
JOHN MASUNAGAS were out
there too.
GEORGE FTTRUTA flew out
to the coast to take in the
Nisei week festivities and
also to emcee at the ball.
MITCHIE ft TAK TERASAKI
with ALENE will be driving
to Chicago this month for a
two week's visit.
The TOM IOKAS headed
west for their vacation.
It was good to run into
JIMMY ft MATILDB TAGUCHI who
were here visiting the lat-
ters parents. The TAGUCHIS
are living in Cincinnati
where Jimmy is on a hospi -
tal staff.
HENRY ft YURIKO NOGAMI
are spending their vacation
in Denver. HENRY will re-
turn to his engineering job
in Texas while YURIKO will
remain here with relatives
to await the birth of her
baby expected in November.
The stork has a date too
with GEORGE ft JEAN FUJIMOTO
in late January,
Some newcomers on the
scene are little JANICE I-
WASAKI born July 1 to BEA &
HIKARU IWASAKI.
IKUO & MARY UYESHIMA
were blessed with a second
son last month. He has been
named DON.
St. Louis, Missouri bee- TETS ft SUSIE NARAHARA
koned DOC & ROSA MAYEDA welcomed their first child,
TTlcvncAus
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av
9 LaWrence St.
Los Angeles on July 17.
CHRISTINE NAKAYAMA put
in an early appearance on
August 26. Proud parents
are YOSH & MAS NAKAYAMA.
MR. K. KODA of Dos Palos
California, ardent Issei
JACL enthusiast, paused in
Denver briefly on his way
East
Greyhound racing proves
to be popular entertainment.
On opening night the stands
were jampacked but we were
able to spot among others
TAKI DOMOTO, GEORGE & MAE
MATSUMONJI & SABURO TANI.
BILL & TOYOKO GOTO have
moved out to east Denver.
STEVIE ANDO, son of TOSH
ft MICHI ANDO, turned three
on August 10. So his mommy
invited several of his lit-
tle friends to a picnic
birthday party at City Park.
His guests were CAROL, RAY-
MOND & EDDIE I MAT ANT, ALENE
TERASAKI, DELIGHT FUJIMOTO*
HOWIE ft DICKIE SUENAGA* SU-
SAN OHASHI, KIKU ITO* KAREN
TAKENO, SHARON ft LET TIE FU-
JI, TOMMY & EDDIE MAYEDA*
VICKIE ft LYNN MATSUMONJI*,
JOHNNY KOBAYASHI DENNIS ft
DIANA WANIFUCHI, CARRIE ANN
SAKAMOTO* GENE TAKAMINE*
FRANCES TANIGUCHI, ARLENE
YABE and MILTON KITANO.
Newcomers to town are
the WILBERT YAGIS of Hono-
lulu. They have purchased
a home in the vest side .
Mr. Yagi plans to enter
business shortly.
ANN TSURUDA was the hon-
or ee for a bridal shower
tendered by CHIZ MOMII
at her home recently. Guests
attending weres ROSE SHIRA-
MIZU* BETTY MORIKAWA, TERRY
KODAMA, PEARL KUWABARA, M&S
TSURUDA,and a few relatives.
ANN* s marriage to TED OKUNO
will take plcaee in November.
KANA YORIMOTO Will be
followed by a flock of
Brownies Wherever she goes.
KANA is the leader of the
newly organised troop at
CSM3 MARY TAKAMINE ft DOR-
OTHY MIYAHARA will assist
her. The little Girl Scout
sprouts are SAZIE TAKATA*
JOYCE TAKAMINE, JUDY MINAMI,
KATY NAKA0K1, JUDY SHIMBARA,
YURIKO FUJIWARA* CHRISTINE
YORIMOTO* JUDY SAITO, IRENE
FURUTA* NANCY TAKAO, IRENE
OSUGA, SHIRLEY MATSUSHIGE*
KAZUKO TAKATA, RUTH SAGARA*
JEANETTE KAWAHURA ft REUCO
NODA.
Denver U' has conferred
Masters degrees on two Ni-
seis this summer. KAZ KANDA
earned his in education,
while WILLIAM OBA got his
in theology.
Life magazine reports
that, milady'8 hemline Is
going up again. Bet the

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