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VOLUME V NUMBER IV
DENVER* COLORADO
AUGUST 1950
'MOST POPULAR GIRL"
CONTEST QOSES
SEPTEMBER 2ND
The final tabulation in
the popularity poll will he
taken on Saturday, Septem-
ber 2.
The girl receiving the
most votes will be present-
ed with a wrist watch at
the Award Banquet to be
held on Monday, September
4 at 7:00 in the Empire
Room of the Shirley Savoy.
At that time, also, the
drawing for the $200 cash
prize will be made.
The girls receiving the
ten highest votes, and who
have agreed to run as can-
didates for the judging in
the selection of the girl
to represent Denver and the
Mountain Plains Region in
the National JACL Queen
Contest will be special
guests at the Award Banauet.
OKURA CALLS
COUNCIL SESSION
Pat Okura, chairman of
the Mountain Plains Dis-
trict Council is calling a
special session of the
council together in Denver
on Sunday, September 3.
Officers of the council
are: Vice-chairman, north-
ern section, Tom Koyama;
Vice-chairman, central sec-
tion, Roy Inouye; Vice -
chairman, southern section,
Jack Tanamachi; Treasurer,
Tosh Ando; Historian, Kay
Nakamura; and Recording
secretary, Chiye Horiuchi.
FISHING PRIZES
AWARDED AT BANQUET
Prizes for the fishing
contest will be awarded at
the Award Banquet* Monday
evening, September 4 at the
Empire Room of the Shirley
Savoy hotel, according to
John Noguchi, chairman of
the fishing derby.
The final judging will
cake place after this ban-
quet in a closed session.
(Continued P. 3, Col, 1)
All fishermen are
urged to attend. Thus far
Richard Takamines entry is
in first dace.
POPULAR
I R L S
These lovely girls are some of the candidates in the
most popular girl contest who were honored at a tea at
the T. K. Kobayashi residence recently. Prom top row down
they are May Eguchi, Terry Harada, Cordy Sato, Prances Ha-
segawa, Sue Maruyama, Rose Masunaga, Nori Hatasaka, Yoshi-
ye Yamaga, Pumi Katagiri and Alice Mlkawa.
Din HER DA MCE
PICNIC.
-j( FISHING contest
-for -5DEEH CONTEST
# GOlt tournament £ Business meetings
(VMt> MANS OTttEB-GAU EVENTS
DISTRICT CONVENTION
CONVENES SATURDAV
HEADQUARTERS SHIRLEY SAVOY HOTEL
The Mountain Plains District Council is convening on
September 2, 3, 4 in Denver at a pre-convention session.
Convention headquarters will be the Shirley Savoy Hotel.
Pat Okura, council chairman,announced that Kito Okada,
national president; Mike Masaoka, national legislative
director, and Mas Satow,
national executive secre-
TEA HONORS POPULARITY
CANDIDATES -
speakers at the convention.-
On Sunday afternoon July
30th, the girls in the pop-
ularity contest were honor-
ed guests at a tea given in
their honor at the home of
Dr. & Mrs. T. K. Kobayashi,
455 Forest.
Haru Tanaka and Chiye
Horiuchi were in charge of
the refreshments. George
Ohashi was in charge of the
arrangements, and Kenny I-
mamura provided transporta-
tion and was in charge of
invitations. George Masu-
nsga was in charge of the
candidates.
Candidates attending the
tea were: May Rguchi, Ter-
ry Harada, Cordy Sato,
Frances Hasegawa, Sue Meru-
yama, Nori Hatasaka, Rose
Masunaga, voshiye Yamaga,
Fumi Kfetagiri and Alice
Mlkawa.
Bessie Matsuda, True Ya-
sui and Michi Ando assisted
the committee as hostesses.
The afternoon was spent
taking pictures of the con-
testants by official photo-
graphers Hlkaru Iwasaki and
Bill Katanaka.
A general assembly meet-
ing of the Denver Chapter
will open the convention on
Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8:00
p.m. in the Colorado Room.
Mike Masaoka will be the
principle speaker. He will
speak on latest Washington
developments. All JACL
members, friends, and Issei
are invited. One need not
register for the convention
to attend.
This general assembly
will be followed by a re-
ception. Light refresh -
ments will be served. At
this time, judges will make
a preliminary judging on
the queen candidates.
The opening session of
the council will be held
from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.Sun-
day in the Silver Spruce
Room.
At 4:00 Sunday,the coun-
cil will adjourn to Dedisse
Park for a weiner bake
Council sessions will be-
gin at 10:00 in the Silver
Spruce Room on Monday.
Lunch will be served
(Continued P. 3, Col. 1)


PAGE TWO
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
AUGUST 1950
DENVER JACL BULLETIN
Published monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 1834 Curtis
St., Denver, Colorado.
Telephone Cherry 5990
Editors Michi Ando
Bus.Mgr.s Kenny Iaamura
Staff: Chiye Horiuchi,
Bill Hosokawa, Ms mi Kate-
giri, Ruth Kawakami,
George Kubo, Dorothy Ma-
dokoro, Bessie Matsuda,
George Masunaga, Rosa Ma-
yeda, Ed Nakagawa, Wally
Nakamura, Haru Tanaka and
Helen Tanaka.
We hone to see all of
you at the district conven-
tion over the weekend. If
you can't attend all the
sessions, plan to be at the
banquet and dance on Monday
evening, September 4.
Chapters in this region
that have been asked to the
convention are Albuquerque,
Ft. Lupton, Montana, North-
ern Wyoming, Omaha, Rio
Grande Valley, Texas, and
San Luis Valley. Were not
expecting as large an out-
side delegation as we had
last year, but we do look
forward to lots of Denver
registrants.
The district council* is
at present reciuesting dona-
tions of Si for five chanc-
es to win a freezer/ The
money will be used to fin-
ance the district JACL
queen's trip to the conven-
tion in Chicago this year.
m # *
Our program chairman,
Johnny Noguchi, really be-
gan something when he under*
took the responsibility of
conducting the present fish-
ing contest. Perhaps the
contest should have been
limited to Colorado trout,
but no one can deny that
entries of 8, 6, 5, and 4
pounders has increased the
public attention to our
contest and resulted^ in
more frequent trips to^V/yo-
ming way for the more ar-
dent fishermen.
If time permits and the
fishermen agree, perhaps we
can have another contest
before the season is over
with a restriction that it
be a Colorado trout, write
or call Johnny if you would
be interested.
* it
If you haven't mailed in
your ballot for national
officers,do so immediately.
The deadline is August 31.
HOSOKAWA LEAVES
FOR BATTLE FRONT
Bill Hosokawa will be
missed by Bulletin readers.
He left Denver on July 31
for the Korean war front as
the first war correspondent
for the Denver Post.
It must have been a dif-
ficult choice for him to
leave his home and family
of four children,the young-
est an infant daughter born
two months ago. But Bill
could Drobably see bigger
things in the future in his
career as a journalist.
The Orient is familiar
territory to him as he
lived in several Asiatic
COME TO THE
CONVENTION1
cities before world War II.
He returned to the states
in November, 1941.
At the present time Bill
is in Tokyo. His stories
appear daily in the Post.
We wish him success on
his latest venture. Good
luck, Billi
Welcome to Fail
Were glad the fall sea-
son is approaching. In
fact it seems to be coming
a little early this year.
We like fall because
people more or less stay
put and we know where to
look for our friends. Liv-
ing is set and there is no
jjor^jrad^asliing^around^^^
NATIONAL
INVITES SAMM
Dr. Randolph M. Sakada, chairman of the Chicago-conven-
tion board, has extended greetings to all Nisei to attend
the National JACL convention to be held in Chicago on Sept.
28 to Oct. 2. He promised the Chicago convention wouldbe
the biggest and best ever.
However, the Denver JACL took exception to what was
considered a gross misstatement, and dispatched the fol-
lowing telegram: "BROTHER SAKADA: CONSIDER YOURSELF REP-
RIMANDED. WE NOTE IN AUGUST JACL REPORTER THAT YOU BRASH-
LY REFER TO FORTHCOMING JACL CONVENTION IN CHICAGO AS
'PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE TO BE EVER HELD EAST OF THE ROCK-
IES.' WE ARE FLABBERGASTED. WE STRENUOUSLY OBJECT YOUR
CHANGING GEOGRAPHY TO EXCLUDE GIGANTIC NATIONAL JACL CON-
FAB IN DENVER 1946. WE ARE MODEST: WE ONLY CLAIM TO HAVE
SPARKED THE REVITALIZATION OF THE JACL IN POST-WAR PERIOD.
ALSO REMIND UPSTART CHICAGOANS THAT IN 1946 DENVER WAS
BIGGEST AND BESTEST JACL CHAPTER IN THE COUNTRY. IF YOU
TAKE FURTHER LIBERTIES IN CHANGING LOCATION OF ROCKY MOUN-
TAINS, WE THREATEN TO ANNEX CHICAGO AS INSIGNIFICANT SUB-
URB OF DENVER. WERE COMING TO CHICAGO SEPT. 28 OCT. 2
TO PROVE WE'RE THE LIVELIEST GROUP OF JACLERS IN USA. HAVE
A TREMENDOUSLY SUCCESSFUL CONVENTION WAITING FOR US. ON
TO CHICAGO! DENVER JACL"
President Tosh Ando of the Denver chapter noted that
the 1946 National Convention in Denver, under the leader-
ship of Dr. Takashi Mayeda, outlined the basic legislative
aims of the JACL-ADC.
Dr. Sakada acknowledged Denver's telegram, adding in-
sult to injury by commenting, "we admit that we continue
to visualize Denver as being hedged in by sage brushes,
boulders and the Wasatch Ranges and that the citizens of
that community, by virtue of their climate have been so
beaten down that they have little life in them, we are,
therefore, quite gratified to observe this latest bit of
life on your part dictated by local chauvinism.
"But if you want to know life as it should be lived,
that is, with real gusto, come to Chicago.
"On to the national convention, you rusticsj Dr. Ran-
dolph M. Sakada"
Tosh Ando and Denver JACL chapter members- have assured
Sakada that Denver would be well represented in Chicago
and would show backward Mid-Westerners some real Western
frontier spirit. Denver and Mountain Plains JACLers plan-
ning to attend the Chicago convention are urged to contact
the regional JACL office, 1834 Curtis Street, Denver.
(Ed. Note Min vasui, an
ardent JACL officer, has
consented to take over the
column formerly written by
Bill Hosokawa.)
wscFummie
MINORU VASUI
"CRITICS CORNER" by Bill
Hosokawa will be gone from
its usual place on this
cage. Bill had an uncanny
ability in sensing reader
interest, and his brilliant
writing style will be great-
ly missed by Denver JACL
Bulletin readers.
WAR CORRESPONDENT for
the Denver Post on the Ko-
rean battlefront is the new
assignment for Hosokawa.
Bill will be trading the
hazards of traffic caused
by 17th street paving proj-
ect for bullets fired in
anger in Asia. But, we
know that Bill will acquit
himself nobly, and will be
a credit to all Nisei every-
where.
SUBSTITUTING for Bill
Hosokawa is an impossible
task. We can't hope to
match Bill's offerings.
Rather we will try to bring
you some of our random
thoughts as may be of in-
terest to JACLers.
MOUNTAIN PLMNS DISTRICT
CONFERENCE in Denver over
Labor Day weekend, sched-
uled at the Shirley Savoy
hotel, is the next big e-
vent for Denver JACLers.
Bess Matsuda heads the con-
vention as chairman, with
Pat Okura,council chairman,
coming from Omaha to pre-
side at official sessions.
PROGRAM AND SOCIAL ACTI-
VITIES of interest to every
one Is being planned. 3en
Niyahara, urogram chairman,
sez that .registration at $5
for all events, including
banouet and dance, is such
an outstanding bargain, you
cant afford to pass it up.
DENVER TACL QUEEN CON-
TEST, headed by George Va-
sunaga, is to culminate in
the coronation of the Qxieen
at the Convention ball on
Sept. 4. mhe Denver Queen
automatically becomes the
district finalist because
Other Mountain Plains chap-
ters have defaulted. And
besides we claim Denver
girls are the prettiest in
the country. BE SEEING ya
AT THE CONVENTION!
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Single Membership 42.00
Couple Membership 43*50
P.C. (Member) 43.00
P.C* (Non-Member) 43.50
Subs, to Denver JACL Bul-
letin only, Is 41.00 for
balance of the year.


AUGUST 1950
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE THREE
(Convention Story Cont.)
delegates at the Blue Par-
rot Cafe, Monday at noon to
1:45 p.m.
Monday, from 2 to 5, the
council will finish up its
business.
At 7:00 p.m. the council
will converge with the base-
ball league to put on the
Award Banquet and dance in
the Empire room. This af-
fair is being held with
this group in conjunction
with their annual baseball
tournament. Admission to
the dinner and dance will
be !%3 a person.
The baseball, fishing A
most popular Denver girl
awards and the $200 cash
prize in the current local
drawing sponsored by the
Denver merchants and the
JACL will be given during
the banquet.
The coronation and the
major baseball awards will
be given at the dance, also
to be held in the Empire
room. Admission for the
dance is §1 per person.
THOUSAND CLUB TO
HOST DINNER
At 9:30 Saturday nite,
Sept. 2, the 10C0 Club will
play host to friends at a
late dinner at the Edel-
weiss Restaurant,1644 Glen-
arm Place.
The usual 1000 Club hil-
arity and strictly no busi-
ness program is planned.
This affair while called
the 1000 Club dinner is
not restricted to 1000 Club
members. Anyone interested
in fun can attend.
BASEBALL LEAGUE
ENDS TOURNAMENT
The Nisei Baseball Lea-
gue's tournament ends on
Monday, Sept, 4.at an Award
Banquet and dance sponsored
jointly with the JACL,
Minor baseball awards
will be given at the ban-
quet, The winning team
will be dinner partners of
the queen candidates. The
major baseball awards will
be made at the dance
(Popular Girl Story)
The results of the fina]
judging will be made at the
dance to follow in the Em-
pire room at 9:30.
The top ten in the bal-
loting to date are Yoshiye
vamaga, K1ku Tajiri, Nori
Hataeaka,* June Serlzawa ,
tfiko Nonaka,P6arl Kuwabara,
May Eguchi, Louise Hayashi,
Cordy Sato & Helen Tanaka.
Mountain Plains Dm Cmtim
-PROGRAM-
September 2-3-4 1950
Shirley Savoy Hotel Convention Headquarters
CONVENTION COMMITTEE: Pat Ckura, Council Chairman
Bessie Matsuda, Convention Chmn.
Ben Miyahara, Program
Toshio Ando, Finance
Ken Imamura, Treasurer
Min Yasui, Publicity
Betty Kanegaye, Secretarial
George Shiyomure, Transportation
Dorothy Hayaho, Registration
John Noguchi, Picnic
George Masunaga, Queen Contest
-M- #
SATURDAY, September 2
8:00- 9:00 p.m.
8:00 -9:00 p.m.
10:00-12:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, September 3
11:00-12-:00 p.m.
12:15- 4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
MONDAY, September 4
10:00-12:00 p.m.
10:00-12:00 p.m.
12:00- 1:45 p.m.
2:00- 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
7:00- 9:30 p.m.
9:30- 1:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION, Shirley Savoy Hotel
Fee $5. Chmn: Dorothy Hayano
DENVER CHAPTER GENERAL MEETING
Colorado Room Shirley Savoy Hotel
1000 CLUB FUNCTION, Edelweiss Res-
taurant, 1644 Glenarm. $1.85 per
person. Chmn: George Furuta
BRUNCH, Coffee Shop Shirley Savoy
Hotel.
OUTING, Dedisse Park
Chinn: John Noguchi
WEINER BAKE
CAMPFIRE
REGISTRATION
COUNCIL MEETING, Silver Spruce Room
LUNCHEON, Blue Parrot, 1718 Bdwy.
CLOSING COUNCIL SESSION, Silver
Spruce Room
CONVENTION PICTURE
AWARD BANQUET, Empire Room
Awards: Fishing, Baseball, Most
Popular Girl, Cash Prize
DANCE, Empire Room, Chmn: Sam
Kumagai. Orchestra Stardusters.
Major baseball awards, drawing,
Coronation.
PLAN 10 ATTEND
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PAGE FOUR
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
AUGUST 1950
P%£k-a-b§
THEDA SUZUKI (nee ITO),
wife of REV. LESTER SUZUKI,
is visiting her family, the
D.ITOS on 30th & Columbine.
BY T#£ fi*4LBtXO
CHIYE HORJUCHI was seen
at the Denver National Bank
demonstrating the new vot-
ing machines. Shes an ac-
tive member of the League
of "'omen Voters, who are
demonstrating these mach-
ines throughout the city.
PAT and LJLY OKURA of
Omaha will be house guests
of BES MAT$TTDA during the
district convention.
HARUKO KOBAvASHI held a
reunion at her home. The
occasion beinsr the advent
of one MARY KOMURO, who
used to be MARY OTSUKI. MA-
H'''' and her husband, who
hail from the Islands, were
In Indianapolis for a year.
MR. KOMURO came to the
mainland as an exchange
teacher.
Though living in the
same region, many of the
girls had not seen each o-
ther in decades. Those ga-
thering at HARUKO'S were:
PHOEBE SASANO, MARY KOMURO,
VIOLET NISKIMURA,FUMI OTSU-
KI, AMY MIURA, MARY NAKAMU-
RA, ZELLA FTJJITA, HELEN OKA-
DA, DOROTHY TANAKA, THEDA
SUZUKI, MYRTLE SHIGETA Of
Pueblo, BESSIE KOMAKI from
Chicago, TERRY KIDO, MIKO
KA'.VANO, LILLIAN TERASAKI,
KAV NAMBA, DOROTHY and MIL-
DRED NAKAOAWA, HARUKO AOA-
TSUMA.
TOMI and VIRGINIA ITO
are vacationing in Califor-
nia.
FLO MIYAUARA and GLADYS
have gone out there too.
FRED YOSHIOKA and some
of his friends went fishing
up the Yarnpa river. They
got lost and had to rough
it for a night.
GEORGE MASUNAOA surely
deserves credit for trying.
Hes been going up to Wyo-
ming twice for the past few
weeks for that big one.
He and GEORGE OHASHI are
shown with some of their
catch. The latter hopes
his big fish will place in
the contest.
Grandpa FRED KAIHARA is
beaming on account daughter
BEA WOO presented him with
a nice 111 grandson.
Even the small fry like
fishing. HOWIE STTENAGA and
STEVIE ANDO each caught a
few recently on an outing
their daddies took them on.
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The annual NCNBL Labor Day tournament will again be
held in Denver over the Labor Day weekend on September 3rd
and 4th. This years classic will be a very colorful af-
fair as teams from Ogden, Western Nebraska, Crowley, and
Cheyenne have been extended invitations.
Besides these four teams, teams from the American and
National leagues of the NCNBL league will participate. In
all, 19 teams will vie for the A and B bracket crowns.
Slated to play in the A bracket are: Ogden, Denver Mer-
chants, Ault, Greeley YBA> Ft. Morgan, Brighton, Crowley,
Cheyenne, Denver Bussei, and Platteville. In the B brack-
et are the following teams: Littleton, 2 teams from Ft
Lupton, Brighton, Western Nebraska, Denver Bussei Rational
league team, Denver Rockets, Greeley YBA and Longmont.
Ogden, winners of last years A bracket title, will a-
gain send a powerful team to defend their gonfalon. They
will enter the tourney as slight favorites to repeat, but
theyre going to have to beat strong teams like the Denver
Merchants, Ault, Greeley, and Brighton to make it two in e
row.
Last years B bracket titleholders, Ft. Lupton, is a-
gain entered in the same classification, but Littleton
will be favorites in this division.
An awards banquet will be held at the Cosmo hotel, at
which time various team and Individual awards will be pre-
sented. After the banquet, a dance will be held at the
same hall in conjunction with the JACLs queen crowning
ceremony.
Shlg Teraji and Yosh Naksyama should be congratulated
for the fine work they have done in planning this seasons
big tournament. It promises to be a huge success. Plan
to attend the games and cheer for your favorite team. Plan
also to be present at the banquet and coronation dance.
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