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VOLUTE V NUIiK
DENVER, COLORADO
MAY 1950
MEMORIAL DAY
SERVICES PLANNED
CATHAY POST COSPONSORS
The American Legion Cd-
thay Post #185 and the Den-
ver Chapter JACL will again
sponsor an outstanding Mem-
orial Day program on Tues-
day, May 30 at 11:15 a.m.
The program will be held
at the California Street ME
Churchs newly completed
Fellowship Hall, under the
co-chairmanship of Betty
Kanegaye and Bessie Matsuda.
The annual program,which
is dedicated to the war
dead, will be in English
and Japanese. It will be a
city-wide, patriotic pro-
gram which the community is
urged to attend.
The Boy Scout Troop
will act as ushers. Musi-
cal selections will be ren-
dered by Peggy Yamato and
Tom Masamori. Cathay Post
Chaplain James Doyle will
be the principal speaker.
Second Lieut. Ruth Tanaka,
army nurse, will read the
Honor Roll of the War Dead.
DENVER QUEEN
CONTEST HELD SOON
The local chapter will
sponsor a Denver JACL queen
contest at a date to be an-
nounced later. The winning
candidate will be sent to
the district council con-
test and the finalist sel-
ected there will enter the
national contest to be held
in Chicago at the time of
the convention.
The winner chosen will
be known as Miss National
JACL, and the other candi-
dates will become the at-
tendants.
All candidates must be
a JACL member, single, and
at least 18 years of age.
Candidates must
in writing, to abide
by the rules laid
down by the national
contest committee.
Candidates will be
selected on the ba-
sis of beauty, charm
and Intelligence.
Members may now sub-
mit nominations.
agree,
CHAPTER BOASTS
2lt MEMBERS
Maml Kataglrl, vice -
president in charge of mem-
bership, announced that the
local chapter now numbers
216 members. Almost fifty
new members were signed up
in the Brighton area.
According to the latest
JACL membership Bulletin
issued from national head-
quarters Denver had but 137
members in 1949.
Chicago chapter, this
year's convention host,
boasts 1002 members, the
largest single chapter mem-
bership in the twenty year
history of JACL.
"We may not be able to
sign up one-half that num-
ber in Denver,but we should
be able to enroll 300 ,"
states Miss Katagiri.
Members who have paid
1950 dues to the Denver
chapter are:
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Murakami,
Mr. & Mrs. John Sakayama,
Dr. & Mrs. Clarence Holmes,
Mr. h Mrs. James Kanemoto,
Bill Taketa, Stu Tashiro,
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hosokawa,
Mr. & Mrs. Mits Kaneko, Mr.
& Mrs. Tosh Ando, Bob Hori-
uchi, Chiye Horiuchi, Mr. &
MTs. Min Yasui.
Mr. & Mrs.Frank Taniguchi,
Mr. & Mrs, John Noguchi,Mr.
& Mrs. H. Okumura, Mr. &
(Continued P. 3, Col. 3i
1950 DENVER JACL CABINET
NOTICE
The Bulletin is being
mailed to all 1950 JACL
members. Readers are urg-
ed to renew their member-
ship if they have not yet
done so.
Subscription to the
Bulletin alone will be
Jl for the balance of the
year. Orders may be sent
in to the JACL office,
1834 Curtis Street, Den-
ver, Colorado.
Officers of the Denver chapter pictured above are left
to right, front row, Dorothy Hayano, Mami Katagiri, Betty
Kanegaye; back row, Minoru Yasui, John Noguchi, Kenny
Imamura and Toshio Ando
ANDO REELECTED PREXY
Tosh Ando, prominent Nisei attorney who halls from
Mill Valley,California, was recently re-elected as presi-
dent of the expanding Denver JACL chapter for 1950. Ando,
along with six fellow cabinet officials will direct the
activities for the 250
THOUSAND CLUB
DUES PAYABLE
Letters have been sent
to Denver 1000 Club members
urging them to renew their
1950 membership.
George Furuta, district
chairman, has announced
that to date five persons
in the local area have sent
in their dues. They are
George Ohashl, James Imata-
ni, Harry Sakata, Min Yasui
and Roy Takeno.
"The purpose of the or-
ganization Is to help the
national JACL sustain Its
work," explained the chair-
man.
He went on to say that
the club operates on a vol-
untary basis. The figure
1000 simply signifies the
organization's goal-- 1000
members.
prospective CLers in the
Mile High City.
Occupying the seat of
first vice president is
John Noguchi, whose pre-war
home was Salinas, Califor-
nia. He Is an active mem-
ber of the Cathay Post,
American Legion, No. 195
and holds a position on the
veterans' cabinet.
Another Attorney Officer
Min Yasui, another Nisei
attorney, who evacuated to
Denver from the Northwest,
is second vice-president in
charge of publicity. Yasui
has taken an active part in
civic and state organiza-
tions.
The third vice-president
in charge of membership is
Mami Katagiri, native Colo-
radoan residing in Hender-
son. She has been largely
responsible for new member-
ships secured this year.
.... Dorothy Hayano, an-
other native Nisei,
is corresponding sec-
retary for the or-
ganization. She is
employed as a dieti-
cian.
Recording secretary
Is Betty Kanegaye ,
former Sa cramentoan,
; (Continued Page 2)


PAGE TWO
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
M..Y 1950
wr----------
Z&iStuJTa
WE ARE FIVE
This edition of the Bulletin marks our fifth birthday.
It was five years ago this month that the first copy of
the Bulletin was sent out to chapter members. Since then
this little paper has had many ups and downs and has
undergone several changes .
The Bulletin was the brainchild of Min Yasui who guid-
ed its growth the first year. In one of the early ed-
itorials he wrote, "in recognition of the need to keep
informed the general membership of the activities of the
chapter, instead of keeping it a secret* among the cab-
inet officers, this is an effort to stimulate interest
and to encourage activities among the members."
That has always been the objective through the years.
Occasionally the Bulletin has had relapses and almost
died* but volunteers have always come through to get the
news out.
Critics have been many but
that the Bulletin is missed if
monthly appearance.
its heartwarming to know
It is late in making its
So once again we are putting forth our efforts to keep
the Bulletin alive and giving you news of chapters doing,
DENVER JACl BULLETIN
Published monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 1834 Curtis
St., Denver, Colorado.
Telephone Cherry 5990
Editor: Michi Ando
Bus.Mgr.: Kenny Imamura
Staff: Chiye Horiuchi,
Bill Hosokawa, Mami Kata-
girl, Ruth Kawakami,
George Kubo, Dorothy Ma-
dokoro, Bessie Matsuda,
George Masunaga, Rosa Ma-
yeda, Ed Nakagawa, Wally
Nakamura, Haru Tanaka and
Helen Tanaka.
*---- -------
"Are you going to the
convention?" seems to be a
common ouery these days.
Already we have been re-
ceiving advance publicity
from the Chicago convention
committee on an event that
takes place about four
months from now.
The national convention
committee under the chair-
manship of Randolph Sakada
has been hard at work for
more than a year making
plans for the 11th Biennial
National Convention which
Is to be held from Septem-
ber 28 through October 2 at
the Stevens hotel, one of
the worlds largest hostel-
rles.
This is the £0th Anniv-
ersary of JACL so the con-
vention committee intends
to make the most of it.
Details for the queen
conte'st have been announced.
There will be a local con-
test sponsored by our chap-
ter In the near future. We
hope to have many candi-
dates and that one of them
will enter the final con-
test in Chicago.
For those who plan to go
and have a vacation at the
same time will find that
Chicago has a great deal to
offer. One can always find
something to do. Every
kind of entertainment is to
be had. Countless eating
places offer a variety of
tantalizing dishes. Muse-
ums, art galleries and zoos
give a wide choice of plac-
es to visit.
Yes, we urge you to make
plans to go to the conven-
tion In Chicago if you can.
You're promised a wonderful
time J
STAFF THANKS
CONTRIBUTORS
Because the 1950 cabinet
was not able to get organiz-
ed until last month, this
is the first Bulletin of
the year.
Fortunately, we have
been able to secure the
help of many volunteers.
Some of the original Bulle-
tin staff members are still
with us. They include Rosa
Mayeda, Bessie Matsuda, Bill
Hosokawa, George Masunaga,
and Mami Katagiri.
We wish to express ap-
preciation to Wally Nakamu-
ra, Ed Nakagawa and Tom Fu-
kuyama for the materials
they sent in. Others who
wish to contribute items
are welcome and invited to
do so.
LIFE AT BROTHERHO0P
HOUSE BY REV.RJKUWVM
Dr. John A. Foote found-
ed Brotherhood House for
the Japanese as a place of
refuge for them during the
war years.
When my wife and I came
to Denver there was very
little activity at the
house. Dr. Foote had dream-
ed of its becoming what the
name implied. So to us
came the opportunity of put-
ting content into the title
Brotherhood House.
There was no outward
community resentment when
we took in our first Negro
boy, although later we
found out that the real es-
tate people were concerned
lBrotherhood Continued)
and some of our neighbors
quite upset. For us ignor-
ance was bliss.
We took the Negro boy
into our family circle as
he had difficulty in eating
in restaurants on Colfax
Avenue. A Nisei boy won-
dered why we showed such
favoritism since others had
to eat out. when we ex-
plained, he realized the
extremely difficult situa-
tion Negroes faced.
Residents are accepted
on a basis of character
qualification, and at pres-
ent there is a balanced
representation of Orientals
Negroes and Caucasians.
The house is a home for
young people away from home.
Here, a family spirit ha-s
been realized for individu-
als from different racial,
cultural and religious back-
grounds. We have b een
gratified to see a sense of
loyalty and devotion to
each other as strong as can
be found within a mono-ra-
cial, ethuo-centric or in-
dividual religious group.
In a real sense, Broth-
erhood House is a symbol of
the world in miniature.
****
(Cabinet Story Continued)
who is a secretary for a
local seed concern. Her
father, Z. Kanegaye, is one
of the leading members of
Kika Kisei Dome!, active
supporters of the JACL-ADC
program.
Kenny Imamura is treas-
urer for the chapter. He
is a graduate of DT7 School
of Commerce. He is from
Brawley, California.
CRITICS COINER
BILL HOSOKAWA
News that a hardy band
of Denver JACLers are de-
termined to breathe life
back into the Bulletin
makes mighty good listen-
ing. For despite the un-
abashed and admitted ama-
teur standing of the re-
porting and editing,the
Bulletin is a home-town
paper for the home-town
folks.
It will be little con-
cerned with events of earth
rocking import. It will be
filled with trivia---about
the doings of Joe Nisei and
Suzie Sansel, their petty
social life and romantic
interests of the hour. It
will be well-garnished with
names, and names are the
peculiar charm of local
newspapers.
Since the Bulletins
staff of harrassed and un-
appreciated volunteers
quietly folded their edi-
torial tent some months ago
we have missed the publica-
tion sorely. The gossip
has passed us by; we have
been ignorant of the latest
tidbit being circulated a-
long Larimer and Lawrence
streets.
And so we shall welcome
the Bulletin back, for its
lighter side as much as its
nobler objectives. Long
may the staff have the pa-
tience, the ambition and
the energy to get it pub-
lished not more than a week
past deadline.
SOME COMING EVENTS
-Vay-
Memorial Day Service,Tues-
day, May 30, 11:15 A.M. at
California St. ME Church.
-June-
Queen contest to select
Miss Denver JACL, date and
place to be announced. Mem-
bers in good standing may
now submit nominations of
candidates to the JACL of-
fice.
Family picnic in mid-June
inder the chairmanship of
Mami Katagiri. It will be
a potluck affair.
-September-
National JACL convention
in Chicago. LETS GO))
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Single Membership $2.00
Couple Membership $3.50
P.C. (Member) $3.00
P.C. (Non-Member) $3.50
Subs, to Denver JACL Bul-
letin only, Is $1.00 for
balance of the year.


MAY 1950
The charming "Miss Denver
JACL", ROSS SHIRAMIZU, was a
brief weekend* visitor in
Denver* She was seen trek-
ing the light fantastics to
the tune of the Stardusters
with BILL HATANAKA.
Seen gliding thru dem
hills "often like" with new
skis and dark goggles are:
HAROLD HORIUCHI and GEORGE
MASUNAGA. Have you seen
their lovely complexion?
Its "red as a rouge"2!!SSi
Congrats to UR* AND MRS*
ESHIMAMl Imagine a bounc-
ing baby boy 2 MAC was the
former JACL Sec*
Are docs really import-
ant?????? Seen playing ball
with a back injury is MAS
YUNOKIU Jeez, first base
at that21! 1
Seen treking the golf
greens again are these en-
thusiasts: HARRY KURACHI,
DOC CHIKUMA, DON TANABE,
TOM HAMAI, ALBERT NODA, BILL
DOIZAKI, and beginner JACK
KANEGAYEIThey make birdies
accidentallybut never pari
A cute chick at East High
is making public appearance
as of late* The curvaoious
and "woo-woo" chick is none
other than SHIRLEY HASH3MDTO,
Amatuer bridge players
olaim that DOC FUJISAKI,
plays a "terrrifffio" hand
of bridge ill "Goren style"
he braggs-but for demon-
strations and instructions
just drop in at 1:00 ayemat
the DOC CHIKUMAS apart in
Brighton l l.I Youll seel ill
Wearing sparklers on third
finger left hand are these
lucky babes ill KINTJ KANAI,
FLORENCE ENDO, YUKI TANAKA,
and PEGGY YAMATO. Marriage
any day nowlli! Oh yes, MIN
CHADO NAKAYAMA is engaged-
in housekeepingll
Some of the NICC hostesses
were: SETS OKA, YOSH MIZOUE,
FUZZY YASUnA, GLADYS MIYAGI-
SHIMA, PEARL KUWABARA, YOSH
YAMAGA, and MARGUERITE SHI-
BATA* Dem lucky Utah guys!
Seen sporting that "soupy
green" ford with all t he
trimmings is RUPE ARAIJ Any
gals wanna ride?? Please
plaoe your reservationslH1
The tall, dark, and hand-
some physique Is a definite
asset for JACK KANEGAYE, we
see. A number of girls were
eyeing him during the NICC
dance. Anyway, AYAKO ARIYO-
SHI was the lucky gal*
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE THREE
BFSSIEMHTSUMTO
HEAD CORNELIANS
The Cornelians met May
17th for the final meeting
of their fiscal year at the
home of Bessie Hatsuda.
New officers were elec-
ted as follows* president,
Bessie Matsuda; Vice presi-
dent, Frances Salto; Recor-
ding secretary*. Betty Suzu-
ki; Corresponding secretary
Sally Suyama; treasurer ,
Yuri Senda*
After the business ses-
sion, Dorothy Fujimoto of
Boulder gave a flower ar-
rangement demonstration*
Chiyo Yamato served refresh-
ments*
On June 14th the Corne-
lians will hold their annu-
al dinner at Tiffins Din-
ing Room* This will be
their last activity until
September, when the newly
elected officers will take
over*
BMTMWy
The Buddhist Churcn spon*
sored a jampacked program
during the past four weeks*
A benefit bingo was held
on April 30* Mason Koyano
of .Brighton was winner of
the door prize, a ship
clock* On Mothers Day
approximately 150 persons
gathered at the church to
honor mothers. Committee
members in charge were
Dorothy Yanaru, Kazuko Ya-
maga, and Nelson Hada*
The Sangha Club box-lunch
social held on Kay 13th
brought in over $100* Mrs.
Amy Tsumura and Mrs* Frank
Tagawa served as co-chair-
men. The annual S. S. pic-
nic took place on May 28 at
Hoffman Park*
6WKMT SCHEIME
A semi-formal honoring
the graduates will be held
sometime in June. It will
be sponsored jointly by the
Y. B, A. Everyone is cordi-
ally invited*
FELLOWSHIP HALL
DEDICATED
Rev. Taro Goto, regional
superintendent, officially
dedicated Fellowship Hall
of the California Street
Methodist Church on Hay 6*
The project was begun in
1947 under the chairmanship
of Dr* T* K. Kobayashi*
(Continued from Page 1)
Mrs. Oxy Goto, Haru Tanaka,
Mrs* K* T. Sasano, Mrs. Mas
Taketa, Mrs. A. Miura, Tan-
ey Tajiri, Nob Ishizawa,
Henry Morimitsu, Henry Hi-
rose, Carol Tanaka, Ruth A.
Tanaka, Cora Higgle*
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Kumlmoto,
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Yorimoto,
Mr* & Mrs. Harry Aoyagi,Dr.
& Mrs. George Kubo, Mr* As
Mrs* Howard Doi, Mrs* C*
Senzaki, Teruko Kldo, Taki
Domoto, Yukl Tanaka, Mrs*
Roy Takeno, Mr. & Mrs* Ev-
erett Itanaga, Mrs. Machlko
Eshlma, Mr. & Mrs* Charles
Varney, Jinx Yamaguchi*
Mrs. Y. Hagihara, Mrs. Roy
Shibata, Mrs* James Imata-
ni, Meach Nogami.
(To Be Continued Next Month)
BRIGHTON JAA
HOLDS SQUARE DANCE
The Brighton Japanese
American Association held a
square dance at the Buddhist
Church on May 13* Many en-
thusiastic dancers enjoyed
the evening with Ward Fagan
calling and Mrs* Deeper ac-
companying*
Sam Chikuma, committee
chairman, announced that a
fishing derby would be held
from May through October*
All members are request-
ed to sfihd in their entrance
fees on or before May 24th
to Harry Shibao, Mike Tashi-
to, Jess Masunaga, Jim Ima-
tani, or Sam Chikuma* Many
valuable prizes will be
awarded*
NO (HI DELTA HAS
SEMI FORMAL
The Nisei co-eds soror-
ity, the fru Chi Delta, held
their annual semi-formal
dance at the Albany Hotel,
May 13th.
Dr. and Mrs* T. K. Koba-
yashi and Mr. and Mrs. Roy
Nishimura were chaperones
for the evening*
Dance loving oouples
were: Suzanne Inai, Roy Na-
gai; Heeko 2-Tonaka, George
Nagai; Marguerite Shibata,
James Ota; Yosh Mizoue, Ted
Iiiyahara; Sets Oka, Calvin
Chi; Peggy Yamato, Fred Mi-
kuni; Betty Yamato, Willie
Mikuni; Sets Ioka, Hank 0-
kubo; Fuzzie Yasuda, Wally
Nakamura; Ruth Ota, Tosh 0-
ta; Pearl Kuwabara, Jack
Kanegaye; Unis Kawakami,*
Stan Ichikawa; Ruth K&wa-
kami,_ Jim Shinto; Mae Inou-
ye, Tom Abe; Ruby Nakano,
Rupe Aral; Flo Endo, Hason
Yanagaj Sachi Kitautaka,
Larry Goto; June Seri2ava,
fsune Kosuge; Gladys Miya-
gishima, Fred Kawano.
m/mmwm
DENTISTS
JOHN CHIKUMA* DDS
40 N* Main BRIGHTON 560
F.E. HAYANO, DM MA 9400
2103 Larimer Street
MILTON HAYANO, DDS MA 9400 j
2103 Larimer Street
T* ITO, DDS KB 86601
830 18th Street
Y. ITO, DDS ... KE 1077
830 18th Street
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS TA 6961
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
K.K. MIYAMOTO, DDS TA 4307
1952 Larimer Street
GENT A NAKAMURA, DDS TA 7598
200 Interstate Trust Bldg*
INSURANCES
MITStTO KANEKO AL 35001
1232 20th Street
JINZO NODA FR 1065,
3211 Clayton Street
LAWYERS
TOSHIO ANDO AC 5315
1942 Larimer Street
MINORU YASUI AL 7227
1917 Lawrence Street
OPTOMETRISTS
GEORGE KUBO, OD KE 1522
909 18th Street
BEN MATOBA, OD KE 1941
1927 Larimer Street
msmssmm
CHAR IBS FUJISAKI, MD
40 N. Main BRIGHTON 418
K. KOBAYASHI, MD KE 4590
1227 27th Street
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0, MD TA 1596
301 Interstate Trust Bldg*
HOWARD SUSNAGA, MD AC 1314 I
830 18th Street
GEORGE TAKENO, MD
830 18th Street
TA 0783
M1HITO UBA, DO MA 3743|
1230 21st Street
Join the JACL


PAGE POUR
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
MAY 1950
NOB TASHIRO and the very-
sweet MARY JAKE YAHATO were
married recently at an in-
formal ceremony in Engle-
wood*
HITSUE SUGANQ, who has
been mysteriously furnish-
ing a home on 32nd and Gay-
lord, finally revealed
that the object of her do-
mesticity was husband DOUG
MIZUKAKI They were marr-
ied in December*
YUKI TAKAKA and MEACK
FOGAMI will be saying their
I do's in August*
MRS. CHIYO YAEATO has
just completed a course in
cake decorating at Opportu-
nity School. How she finds
time to raise 9 children
and go to schooll
Canasta fiends all, it
seems the KEN TANAKAS, T.K
KOBAYASHI'Sj ART YORIMOTIS
TED CHIBAS, JAKES KISUMI'S
GUTZ TANIGUCKIS, KEN YABES
DOC KAYEDAS, JOHN NOGUCHIS f
JEAN FUJIKOTO, SUE EAYSDAj
MURIEL KUBOj CHIYE HORIUCHI
MICH I AKDO, SARAH MIYOSKIj
KAZ TADA and others get to-
gether regularly for canas-
ta sessions*
New arrivals in the mar-
ried set are EDY and HAROLD
HORIUCHI, kid brother of
CHIYE and BOB. Hals a ski
enthusiast and has been
burning the roads twixt
Berthoud and Denver on Sun-
days .
Our wish for a quick re-
covery to ROSE TAZAV/A and
AGNES NAKAGAVA of Brightm
who we^e recently hospital-
ized*. HU
The big question seems
to be, "Are you going to
the convention?" So far
we've heatdthat GEORGE MAS-
UNAGA, to be sure, the T.K.
KOBAYASHIS, and wistful may-
be1 s come from AMY MIURA*
BETTY KANEGAYE, CHIYE HORI-
UCHI, JOHN NOGUCHI, DOC MA-
TED AS, ROY TAKENO, and our
mayor, GEORGE EURUTA.
The new look at the JACL
Office is KUCU TAJIRI, who
replaces MACHIKO ESHIMA
KACSIKO and JR* ESHIMA are
parents of a baby boy*
MIKE UBA-, CHIYE HORIUCHI
GEORGE MASUNAGA and HARU
TANAKA put TAKI DOMOTO* S
bridge lessons into a bit
of usage lately. Kinda
rusty, eh kids?
The state American Le-
gion convention at Glenwood
Springs is beckoning legion*
aires at the Cathay Post* A
mighty good time is in
store with a very generous
allowance alloted them.
Seen skating recently
were YANA Y0RIK0T0, RUI TA-
NIGUCHI, and FUMI YAHE be-
ing ably held up by the
ever prepared Brownies. Girl Scout
Mr* Stork as set a date
with DAISY and TOSH TAKATA*
EDNA and GEORGE YAH ADA, MEB
and GOON SAKAGUCHI, DOROTHY
and TODD OKITA, and ALICE
and BILL HOSOKAVA. Tis
v-onderfuli
Lil BESSIE MATSUDA is tak-
ing hints in golfing from
GEORGE FUJIKOTO at City
Park, No more "ka.ra furi",
eh Bess???
BERNICE OHASHI gave her
daughter SUSAN a birthday
party on April 29 to cele-
brate her 3rd birthday. A-
bout 25 little friends en-
joyed an afternoon of mer-
rymaking at the ORASHIS.
GEORGE KTJBO must miss
his friends down Larimer
way. Hes moving his of-
fices back there come June.
GRANDPA OKUNO was seen
proudly carrying his little
grandson KEITH down the
street the other day. The
baby is the son of CHIZ &
DICK MOMII
MR. & MRS. MOFFITT*MORI-
KAWA (shes the former
THELMA FUJI) of San Jose
recently announced the ar-
rival of an heir, their
first.
SY TN£
www V cop the Metro league crown. The Den-
^ + flnlsh flrst in the American league.
tw games over their closest rival in the
National. These are my bold predictions but Tll stick
to -my guns.
Beans Yamamotos hustling tossers are better than ever
this year with the addition of several players. One of
them Is Cal Cnai, a fine portslder from Hawaii. He will
share mound chores with Hide Hirose and Beans Yamamoto*
The lumber department is loaded with such fine stickers
as Rupe Aral, Frank Kamlbayashi, Nebo Nakayama, Lucky Ya-
maga and others.
Last years American league champs, Ault, should press
the Merchants all the way down the home-stretch but the
latter should cop the crown on the strength of their su-
perior reserves and a fine pitching staff* The Merchant
men showed plenty of power at plate during grapefruit
league games with Shojl Kimura, Kody Kodama, Yosh Nakaya-
ma, Jack Kanegaye, and George Goto powdering the apple
70m Tsuk1^ snould be one of the top
Brlehton Ft- Morgan, Denver Bussbi,
Gree.l ey, Littleton and Ft. Lupton will make the going
tough for the Shig Teraji coached nine.
With Tom Shibao hurling and his brother Hank doing the
catching, the Brightonians will prove a formidable oppon-
ent for any team. Ft. Morgan has one of the finest flip-
pers in the person of Harry Matsuura. Doc Mayeda has ac-
quired the services of husky Sus Tanaka, D. U. Law stud-
ent who can knock the apple a mile. Greeley is well bal-
anced with portslder Dick Hikida on the firing line and
hot corner custodian Osaki outstanding, poc Uyemura
should be key man for the Ft. Lupton squad and Nob Ito
shining for the Littleton team. It should be a close
race in the American league.
The addition of Dick Kitamura, Mesa Yonamine and Bob
Ota should assure the Flatteville farmers the crown this
year In the National league.
The Granada Sharks will again field a fine team in the
triple A softball league this season. Fancy fielding,
hard hitting Rupe Aral will again be cemented at third.
Sharing hurling duties for the Sharks will be veterans
George Nagel end George Goto. Slugger deluxe Frank Kaml-
bayashi will be counted to supply the power at platter*
Others on the heavy artillery list are Tad Marumoto, Yosh
Kawano, and newly acquired Yas Aocbi*
Church league entries Include Sangha and CSM. New
blood has been injected into the Sangha team so look for
them to make a fine showing this year, poc Mayeda should
steady the team considerably.
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