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VOLUME V NUMBER VII
DENVER, COLORADO
NOVEMBER 1950
WINNERS SMILE--Mike Kitano, first place winner of the
fishing contest concluded October 31, receives a trophy
from .John Noguchi, contest chairman. James Imatani,
ond place, and George Ohashi, third, are seated In front.
POTLUCK SUPPER
ENJO/EO BY EIGHTY
A larger than anticipat-
ed crowd gathered on the
4th floor of the YWCA on
October 31 to partake of
the potluck supper served
by the local chapter.
More than eighty persons
enjoyed the ham dinner ar-
ranged by Mami Katagiri,
Betty Kanegaye and Dorothy
Hayano, co-chairmen.
A short business meeting
with Tosh Ando presiding
followed. An amendment to
the constitution which
would increase cabinet of-
ficials was introduced and
passed. New positions cre-
ated are finance chairman,
sports chairman and Bul-
letin editor.
Min Yasui introduced
Philip Hornbein, Democrat,
and Wilbur Rocchio, Repub-
lican, who spoke on behalf
of political candidates for
their respective parties.
Councilman James Presques
explained the amendments
which appeared on the Nov-
ember 7 ballots.
Bill Hosokawa, Denver
Post war correspondent, re-
lated his experiences in
the Korean warfront and
answered questions from the
audience.
Movies were shown to the
children.
FREE CHEST X-RAY
SURVEY BEGINS
An intensive chest X-Ray
program is now underway
throughout the city.
It is noted that the in-
cidence of TB among persons
over 45 is exceedingly high.
Issel are urged to take
advantage of this program.
Nisei too are asked to
particloate in the X-Ray
survey.
Dolores Proves of the
Denver TB Society assures
that complete and confi-
dential follow-ups are made
on all TB cases and ade-
quate home or sanitarium
sare Is available for TB
sufferers.-
ADC FINANCIAL
CAMPAIGN SETS
$ 6,000 QUOTA
Mr. T* Kako and Edward
Matsuda kicked off the 1950
-51 ADC financial campaign
for the Mountain Plains a-
rea on Friday, Nov, 24, by
commencing a house-to-house
canvass of the businesses
in the Japanese community
in Denver.
Min Yasui, acting repre-
sentative for the regional
JACL office, noted that a
(Cont. P. 3, Col. 2)
ALIENS MUST
REGISTER ANNUALLY
As a result of the Mc-
Carran Act, aliens are now
required to register an-
nually, instead of report-
ing changes of addresses
every time a move is made,
as before.
Niseis are thus urged to
advise and assist their
parents in complying with
the new registration re-
quirement which will take
place between Jan. 1 and
Jan. 10.
Registration forms will
soon be available at all US
Post Offices and at the
Denver Immigration office.
NIKE KITANO WINS
FISHING CONTEST
Entrants who participat-
ed in the second fishing
derby sponsored by the Den-
ver JACL were guests at a
dinner held at the House of
Wanchu on November 12.
.The contest was open to
any registered fisherman
from September 4 to October
31. The rules provided
that the trout must be
fished from a Colorado
stream. Twenty persons
were registered.
First place went to Mike
Kitano who caught a 2 lb.
15 oz. trout at Gunnison.
This was his first year as
a fisherman. He was award-
ed $25 In cash and a trophy.
James Imatani was second
with 2 lb. 10 os., $25;
George Ohashi, third, 2 lb.
3 oz., $15; Sam Naka ,
fourth, 1 lb. 15 oz., $10.
Honorable mention went to
Kaz Sakamoto and Min Yasui.
The chapter will again
sponsor a fishing derby
next year. Mike Kitano was
appointed 1951 chairman.
Already merchants have been
contacted by Gene Covellij
who is assisting Kitano,
for prize donations for
next year.
JACL MEMBERSHIP
DRIVE BEGIN STEAM
CAPTAIN APPOINTED
The 1951 JACL membership
campaign begins this month.
Seven cabinet members of
the Denver JACL were ap-
pointed team captains in
order to spark the member-
ship drive for the Denver
JACL. Tt was noted that in
1950 there were 275 active
JACL members in the chapter.
Membership fees will be
$2.60 for one person and
$3.50 per couple. There is
a special rate for students
of $1.50.
Noting that the Denver
JACL In 1946 was the big-
gest and best JACL chapter
in the United States, mem-
bership chairman, Mami Ka-
tagiri vowed that even
though Chicago and Los
Angeles may be larger, Den-
ver is determined to be the
best little chapter in the
country.
Team captains for the
drive are: Tosh Ando, John
Noguchi, Mami Katagiri, Min
Vasui, Dorothy Hayano, Bet-
ty Kanegaye and Ken Imamura.
The winning team will be
awarded appropriate awards
at the inaugural dinner at
the Albany Hotel on New
Years eve, prior to the
New Years eve ball.
PLANNING OFFICIALS
SPEAK AT MEETING
A general public meeting
to disseminate Information
concerning the $3,300,000
urban redevelopment program
being developed jointly by
the federal government and
the City and County of Den-
ver was sponsored by the
Denver chapter on November
8 at the Buddhist church.
Despite the heavy snow-
storm, more than 20 inter-
ested property owners and
businessmen were present.
Maxine Kurtz of the City
Planning Board explained
the official position of
the city. She assured that
the city will commence no
demolition program without
adequate opportunity for
(Cont. P. 3, Col. 2)


PAGE TWO
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
NOVEMBER 1950
GREATEFUL TO BE AN
AMERICAN.SAYS HOSOKAWA
During the past few
months Ive seen hundreds
of thousands of Japanese
and Koreans. By our stand-
ards, most of them were
dirt-poor. But more than
that, most of them were
hungering for the peace and
security that we take for
granted in the U. S.
And each time I saw a
group more tattered, more
miserable, more hopelessly
enmeshed in their environ-
ment than the rest, I could
not help but say to myself:
"There but for the grace of
God go I."
It was the happy acci-
dent of birth in this coun-
try that made me an Ameri-
can. I could just as well
have been born a Korean, or
a Japanese, or a Hottentot.
Seeing these Asiatics
made me thankful once again
that I am an American.
It also Impressed on me
the responsibilities that
go with being an American.
For I would not be wor-
thy of my nation and my
citizenship if I were mere-
ly grateful for ray birth-
right and made no effort to
help those who were less
fortunate in lifes lottery.
Yes, its nice to be an
American. But it's also a
challenge to one's charity,
selflessness and human
goodwill.
DENVER JA(l BULLETIN
Published monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 1854 Curtis
St., Denver, Colorado.
Telephone Cherry 5990
Editor: Michi Ando
Bus.Vgr.: Kenny Imamura
Staff: Chiye Horiuchi,
Bill Hosokawa, Mami Kata-
giri, Ruth Kawakami,
George Kubo, Dorothy Ma-
dokoro, Bessie Matsuda,
George Masunaga, Rosa Ma-
yeda, Ed Nakagawa, Wally
Nakamura, Haru Tanaka and
Helen Tanaka.
The Community Chest
drive conducted by the Ni-
sei team went over its quo-
ta. Thanks go to those who
contributed to the campaign
and also to the men who
volunteered to serve as
workers.
Now the Chest X-Ray sur-
vey is in full swing. The
local TB Society is seeking
volunteers to distribute
literature and wants hosts
and hostesses to assist in
the mobile units. If you
can spare some time, your
help would be welcome.
Please call the JACL office.
ft ft
For the past four years
the Issei under the chair-
manship of Mr. T. Kako and
Mr. Z. Kanegaye have been
doing a splendid job of
soliciting contributions
for the ADC-JACL at their
own expense. These men
hove gone as far south as
Texas and as far north as
Montana to solicit funds
for the national organiza-
tion.
The Issei group has been
averaging about $8500 a
year. This year they have
started their campaign with
a goal set at $6000. If
this amount Is realized,
the Denver office will have
a drawing acoount up to
$3800.
The Issei have requested
the assistance of the Nisei
for the 1950-51 financial
drive.
This is your organiza-
tion and without the con-
tinued support of all its
members, it cannot contin-
ue. The national JACL is
now vigorously fighting for
the rights of our parents.
We are now closer to at-
(Prexy Continued)
taining equality of natur-
alization for them than
ever before. We must sup-
port the national organiza-
tional financially and mor-
ally.
We urge all of you to
give generously to the ADC
campaign committee when
they knock on your door.
Or you may send in your
contributions to the JACL-
ADC committee and write
words of encouragement and
appreciation to the nation-
al staff and workers i n
Washington.
ft**
The basketball league
which this year is being
sponsored by your local
chapter under the chairman-
ship of George Kubo is
ready to begin its activi-
ties.
However, there is an ur-
gent need for scorekeepers.
Surely there are many de-
voted followers of the game
among us who would enjoy
helping out. Leave your
name with Dr. Kubo immedi-
ately if you are available.
ftftft
The Pacific Citizen, of-
ficial organ of the JACL,
is again soliciting Christ-
mas greetings in this area.
Business firms as well as
individuals are invited to
extend personal greetings
to friends throughout the
country.
George Masunaga Is in
charge of taking orders.
A PLEA FOR
HELP-THE ADC
We feel it is important
for individuals to support
worthy causes at all times,
but there is a campaign now
in progress--the ADC--which
we feel especially deserves
your support.
As you may note in the
story on page one, the or-
ganizations finances are
at a low ebb. Only one
more months salary for
staff workers is assured.
We can remember back in
the war days when we were
on the tri-state office
staff; the representatives
salary was but $75. It Is
true weve come a long way
since then. Much has been
accomplished, but much
needs yet to be done.
JACL-ADC exists primari-
ly for the purpose of help-
ing Americans of Japanese
ancestry. Surely we want
to promote our cause. How-
ever, without funds an ade-
quate Drogram cannot be ac-
complished.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
- November -
Fri., Nov. 24 ADC Cam-
paign begins.
Thurs., Nov. 30 Awards
dinner for ADC workers.
- December -
Basketball games begin
first week of December.
Sun., Dec. 17 Mothers
Club Christmas party.
Sun., Dec. 31 Inaugu-
ration dinner, New Years
Eve Ball, Albany Hotel.
MNtUAIWfW
NIN YASUI
MTN-PLAINS JACL OFFICE
The fully-paid status of
the regional JACL office in
Denver was changed on Nov
1st.
Instead of operating on
a budged of almost $8,000
per year, we are hoping the
office can be operated on a
voluntary basis.
That does not mean, how-
ever that, service will not
be willingly rendered for
the Japanese community. If
you need help, come or call
at 1917 Lawrence St., and
the JACL stands ready to
help in any way possible.
Charming and pretty June
Aochl has agreed to assist
as a part- time secretary.
She works only 3 hours each
morning, 5 days per week.
With her valiant help,
we hope that the regional
JACL organization can con-
tinue in this Region.
STATISTICS
The usual work week is
regarded as 40 hours. Dur-
ing three weeks, that would
be 120 work hours.
But, during the past 3
weeks/ the JACL office has
compiled the following sta-
tistics:
18 meetings attended 52 hrs
office work for JACL 74 hrs
In addition, the record
shows:
84 letters and memos sent,
43 personal contacts out,
32 personal contacts in,
19 news releases compiled*
We hardly think that the
Mtn-Plains JACL office can
be referred to as a part-
time office.
SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES
With the wholehearted
cooperation of Tosh Ando,
prexy of the Denver JACL,
your JACL office ia inform-
ed and in close touch with:
URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM,
TB FREE CHEST X-RAY SURVEY,
CSES MINORITY EMPLOYMENT
CAMPAIGN FOR COLORADO FEPC,
and many other Important
community activities.
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Single Membership $2.50
Couple Membership 3.50
Students 1,50
P.C. (Member) 3.00
PC. (Non-Member) 3.50


NOVEMBER 195C
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE THREE
HELEN NAKAMURA, the YPCC
prexy, certainly did a won-
derful job. The delegates
all say the conference has
been one of the best of its
kind.
Among the younger set-
Some of the Turkey day
football goers from Wyoming
were ROBERT OKAMOTO and RUI
TANAKA. Also ROSE & DON
TANABE, HARRY KURACHI, HEL-
EN TANAKA, SUE MARUYAMA,
GEORGE MASUNAGA, DODIE MA-
DOKORO, DOC & EMI CHIKUMA,
HELEN & MARJIE NAKAMURA,
the MIKUNIS, BILL SATO and
other DU supporters. How-
ever, they certainly miss
the CTJ-DU rivalry as in
years before.
Good news comes from
JOYCE CHIBA who is return-
ing in December.
It's good to see STAN
ICHIKAWA back at the Paci-
fic Merc. However, we wish
a speedy recovery to his
dad.
Visitor from Colorado
College is GEORGE HAMADA,
guest of the IMATANIS &
HARRY KURACHIS.
MAMI KATAGIRI and TRUE
YASUI were going in circles
trying to figure out if MA-
CY 0N0 and MARY 0N0 were
the same person since the
Bulletin files showed that
same address--St. Anthony's
hospital. They found out
it was not an error but
that they ere both nurses
and cousins.
It's wonderful: Love
certainly can do a lot of
things. FLORENCE YAMADA,
active prexy of the Musical
Guild, said "I Do" to her
one and only, STANLEY LIJ
MARY and SAM ARIKI are
looking forward to an addi-
tion in December.
Seems silly but BESS MA-
TSUDA goes as far as to
drive a tractor on WES K0-
YANO'S farm Just to get
some practice in driving.
She's really serious about
It all' and claims that
practice will make perfect.
PETE DOI, JOHN TODOROKI,
and DOUG TAGUCHI certainly
^TEXACO*
GEORGES MOTOR
205T LAWRENCE
MAIN 9373
worked ambitiously meeting
all kinds of slick chicks
at the YPCC dance.
At the JACL Halloween
party,GEO MASUNAGA received
a beautiful trophy engraved
"World's Champion Lover".
Matches his personality,
doesn't it?
Some of the Nu Chi Del-
ta's going to DU are MADGE
TOMOYASU of Hawaii, AGNES
UJIFUSA of Worland, and
MARGIE NAKAMURA. Also at-
tending Barnes are: AKI
IWASAKI, HIKARU IWASAKI'S
111 sis, IDA FUKUHARA, IDA
FUKUHARA, LILY YASUMURA ,
MIN KITASHIMA, and we can't
forget cute 111 ROSE ASHIDA.
The Brotherhood house
and the Nu Chi Delta's
certainly miss MARY FUJISA-
KI who went back to Frisco.
(City Planning Cont.)
property owners to do every
thing possible to rehabili-
tate substandard dwellings
and structures.
Louis Jay of the engin-
eering staff showed a de-
tailed film strip which il-
lustrated the methods of
evaluating substandard
dwellings and depicted
types of defects that would
be scored.
Saburo Ta.ni explained
the program in Japanese.
The City Planning Office
assured that probably three
Nisei would be hired to
work on the survey as field
investigators to assure the
greatest amount of fairness
to Japanese owners and ten-
ants.
(ADC Campaign Cont.)
quota of $6,000 was assign-
ed to the Mountain Plains
area, and that it was hoped
that $2500 would be raised
in the City and County of
Denver.
Mas Satow of national
headquarters warned that
finances of the organiza-
tion were in such a poor
state that salaries for
staff workers could be as-
sured only through December.
In view of the significant
work being carried on by
Mike Masaoka and the Wash-
ington D. C. staff, all
JACLers were urged to coop-
erate in the strenuous fin-
ancial campaign.
Former regional repre-
sentative Roy Takeno noted
that in 1949-50 more than
$8500 was raised in this
area for the ADC program.
At present the Mountain-
Plains JACL office is being
operated by Min Yasui on a
voluntary basis, with June
Aochi assisting as secre-
tary.
CHEST DRIVE GOES
OVER TOP
The ten members of the
Nisei team who volunteered
to solicit donations in the
1950 Community Chest Cam-
paign reported 108.3£ of
its quot8. The total col-
lected amounted to $809.25.
The Nisei team won rec-
ognition for their achieve-
ments at a final report
banquet held on Nov. 16.
More than 230 contacts
were made.
FISH TALES--There were some "tall ones" told at a din-
ner held at the Manchu recently for those who took part
in the fish derby. Gathered above from 1 to r are, back
row: George Furuta, Sam Kumagal, Ed Matsuda, John Nogu-
chi, Fred Yoshloka, Gene Covelli, George Kubo, Ben Mlya-
hara, George Masunaga, Min Yasui.; seated, George Ohashl,
Mike Kitano, James Imatanl and Mlts Kaneko.
KC.5983 1949 LAmENCE ST.
DENTISTS
JOHN CHIKUMA, DDS
40 N. Main BRIGHTON 560j
F.E. HAYANO, DDS MA 9400
2103 Larimer Street
MILTON HAYANO, DDS MA 9400
2103 Larimer Street
T. ITO, DDS ... KE 8680
830 18th Street
Y. ITO, DDS e KE 1077
830 18th Street
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS TA 6961
K.K. MIYAMOTO, DDS TA 4307
1952 Larimer Street
GENTA NAKAMURA, DDS TA 7598
200 Interstate Trust Bldg.
INSURANCES
MITSUO KANEKO AL 3500 ]
1232 20th Street
JINZO NODA FR 1065
3211 Clayton Street
LAWYERS
TOSHIO ANDO ... AC 5315 1
1942 Larimer Street
MINORU YASUI AL 7227
1917 Lawrence Street
OPTonemsrs
GEORGE KUBO, OD AC 5315
1942 Larimer Street
BEN MATOBA, OD KB 1941
1927 Larimer Street
physicians smm\
CHARISS EUJISAKI, MD
40 N. Main BRIGHTON 418
.K. KOBAYASHI, MD KE 4590
1227 27th Street
ISAMU 0ZAM0T0, MD TA 1596
301 Interstate Trust Bldg.
HOWARD SUENAOA, MD AC 13141
830 18th Street
GEORGE TAKENO, MD TA 0783|
830 18th Street
MAHITO UBA, DO MA 3743|
1230 21st Street


PAGE POUR
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN NOVEMBER 1950
A grand prevue of festi-
vities and the people who
will be doing em was put
on at the October JACL meet-
ing held at the vwca on Hal-
oween nite.
There, Niseis converged
in a conglomeration of kids
in costumes, parents, and
youngsters sprinkled with
politicos to cap the winter
nisei doings.
Good looking woraen-lots
of em-were much in evidence.
It was good to see new
faces, such nice looking
ones, too.
The sweet 111 MAYEDA sis-
ters IRENE (student) and
ANN (hairdresser), and doll
like HISA KOSBGE, came in
with St. Anthony's charm-
ing nurse, MARY ONO.
KAMI KATAGIRI squirted
whipped cream out of them
thar new fangled dispensing
contraptions onto the love-
ly faces of BETTV KANEGAYE,
DOROTHY HAvANO, HLEN TANA-
KA, SUP marttvama, and DODr-
VADOKORO--and a sweeter
bunch of gals there never
will be.
Ill two year old IRIE
VASTTI made the social error
of the season when she
grabbed dark suited ED SHI-
NABTJKTTRO1S hand. Seems the
good looking SD got mistook
for the not so good looking
MIN YASTTI.
ged husband GEORGE and son
WAYNE, who proved to be a
noisy contender for atten-
tion with our proxy's kids,
STEVIE 8c SUZY ANDO.
Newlyweds PERRY & CHIYC
MORI have officially Joined
the .TACL throng. PEAR has
a position in a local ac-
counting firm while CHIYO
alters at D & P's.
GEORGE and JEAN FUJIMOTO
were much in evidence, and
so was one of our sweetest
aueen candidates, FRANCES
HASEGAWA.
Lil MIKE HOSOKAWA was
shushing away and craning
his neck so's he could hear
his old man, BILL, tell of
his war experiences. BILL
is shown above addressing
the group.
K. KAKO, Issei mainstay,
eager to get fed, was ready
to dance for his supper.
He'd have done it for KANE-
GAye and MIYAMOTO, too, we
betcha
"REVEREND" CARL AMANO,
with ALICE and TOM AMANO,
made a nice looking brother
and sister team.
When we see that hand-
some bachelor DOC UBA, we
itch for a chance at '1m
come some Sadie Hawkins day.
MAV FTTRTJTA, SACHI SHIBA-
ta, and ROSE TANABE shed
their husbands for the eve-
ning and made a fine pic-
ture keeping councilman
FRFSQtteS company.
SUSAN OHASHI looked so
cute all made up like a
clown. Many of the child-
ren came from SHIGEMI KA-
TSUMOTO'S masquerade party.
Her parents entertained her
friends at a buffet supper.
Pretty MURTFL KUBO drag DELIGHT FUJIMOTO looked
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cute as a bug's ear all
made up like a bunny.
Then when FRANKIE walked
in--feminine hearts soared
to an all time high--at any
rate SARAH MIYOSHI, KAZ TA-
DA, HARU TANAKA, and FUMI
KATAGIRI noticed.
BEN FURUTA furiously
carved the ham while his
daughter IRENE busied her-
self going up and down on
the elevators.
"COBINA" KOYANO arrived
at the meeting too late and
claims to have banged his
head on the door in an ef-
fort to be let in on the
swell meet.
"COBINA, JACLers will
remember, made his debut
two years ago at the JACL
Hallowe'en masquerade in a
lovely black satin gown
which set off his bee-yoo-
tiful 4 Roses complexion.
TAK k MITCHIE TERASAKI,
MARY TAKEDA, ED & MITSU MA-
LI 1 "BALDY FUJISAKI
(PATRICE), above, is the
center of attention. Moth-
er ROSE looks proudly on
and TOM AMANO, HELEN TANA-
KA and SACHI SHIBATA watch
her antics with the Hallow-
e'en festoons.
JOYCE CHIBA came home
from LA for Thanksgiving,
and It looks like YAS AOCHI
has persuaded her that it's
a privilege to live in
Colorado".
.TSUDA (working hard enuf to
burst a blood vessel to get
dinner on the table), ART &
KANA YORIMOTO, with daugh-
ter CHRISTINE in a swanky
cowgirl suit, added the bit
of dignity needed.
Latecomers to the dinner
almost missed out on all
the food; it was that good.
KEN IMAMURA presented
his best gal MAY EGUCHI
with an Irish setter. Talk-
ing about dogs, eligible AL
UJI's latest heartthrob is
a mongrel named "DUKE",
New additions to the
diaper set--a boy for the
JIMMY KUNUGIS and a boy
for the GEORGE TAKAHASHIS.
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