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VOLUME VI NUMBER I
DENVER, COLORADO
JANUARY, 19#
A part of the Denver JaCL Cabinet pictured at the Inaugu-
ral Ball, 1. to r., Roy Liayeda, Atsu Ito, Pres* Tak Tera-
saki, Chiye Horiuchi, Dr* Geo* Kubo. Others not pictured
are Ben Miyahara, Sue Maruyama, Fumi Katagiri, Sam Kuma-
gai, and Bulletin Editor George Masunaga*
iggi DENVER JA(l CABINET OFFICERS
INAUGURATED AT RECOGNITION DINNER
Denver JACLs 1951 Cabi-
net was inaugurated at the
Recognitions Dinner held at
the Albany Hotel on Dec. 31
with the following officers
sworn in:
PRESIDENT: TAK TERASAKI
1st V.Pres: Chiye Horiuchi
2nd V.Pres: Atsuyo Ito
3rd V.Pres: Ben Miyahara
Corr. Secty: Fumi Katagiri
Rec.' Secty: Sue Maruyama
Treasurer: Sam Kumagai
Finance Chrmn: Roy Mayeda
Sports Mgr. George Kubo
Bulletin Ed: Geo. Masunaga
Past Pres. Toshio Ando
noted that the new cabinet
consisted of well qualified
leaders, and that the Den-
ver area could expect big
things for 1951.
DENVER JACL TO
AID POLIO BENEFIT
The Denver JACL will
participate in the March of
Dimes campaign by sponsor-
ing a "Bridge Benefit", co-
chalred by Taki Domoto,Jr.,
and Toshio Ando, to be held
on Thursday evening, Jan.
25th, in the basement of
the Buddhist Church. The
tournament will commence
at 8:00 p.m., and all par-
ticipants are urged to be
on time.
A nominal charge will be
mart* for participation, and
valuable prizes will be
awarded to winners. All of
the proceeds will be do-
nated to the March of Dimes
campaign*
J.A.A OF BRIGHTON
TO AID COMMliNITy
A new organization, The
Japanese American Associa-
tion of Brighton, has been
very active. This civic
organization has replaced
the former "Nihonjin Kai".
Recently the members as-
sisted the Issei to regis-
ter.
New Officers elected for
the 1951 term are: Pres*,
George Masunaga; Vice Pres,
Jimmy Imatanl; Sooial Chair-
man. Jesse Masunaga; Member
ship, Jay Fukaye; Property
Manager, Kay Sakaguchl;
Sports Chairman, Sam Okamo-
to and Sam Chlkuma; Civic
Affairs, Dr. John Chikuma;
Recording Secretary, Roy
Mayeda; Corresponding Secy*,
Tom Tochihara; Treasurer,
Mike Tashiro.
ALIEN REGISTRATION
Pres. Tak Terasaki, upon
assuming duties and respon-
sibilities as president of
the Denver JACL, appointed
Attorney Tosh Ando to head
a committee to assist Issei
to register under the alien
registration act.
Tosh Ando, chairman of
the registration committee,
pointed out that reports by
Issei are required annually
between Jan. 1-10 of each
year, and that possession
of Allen Registration cards
are required by law.
JACL BCffltMITIOM DIMMER
LEADERS HONORED FOR OUTSTANDING
CONTRIBUTIONS TO JAC1ADC PROGRAM
Johnny Noguchi, retiring
1st vice president of the
Denver JACL, acted as toast
master for the 1950 Recog-
nitions Dinner for the lo-
cal chapter at a very im-
pressive dinner in the Pine
Room of the Albany Hotel,
on Dec* 31, 1950.
Those honored were Z. Ka
negaye, T* Kako, Dr* K K*
Miyamoto, Shigeru Ozawa and
Shinichiro Nomura of the
Kika Kisei Dome!. Niseis
receiving awards were Tosh-
io Ando, Dr. T. Mayeda,
George Masunaga, and George
Furuta.
Mrs* Michi Ando, retir-
ing editor of the Denver
JACL BULLETIN, read the
Japanese American Creed to
commence the evenings pro-
gram.
Past presidents of the
Denver JACL were honored by
the presentation of pearl-
studded JACL pins for ser-
vices rendered to the local
chapter. President, and
the years in which they
served are:
George Kashiwagi
Taki Domoto, Jr.
Takashi Mayeda
George Masunaga
George Ohashi
Bessie Matsuda
Toshio Ando
Roy M. Takeno, retiring
Mtn-Plains JACL Director,
presented beautifully hand
engraved Certificates of
Recognition to outstanding
Issei and Nisei who have
made significant contribu-
tions towards the enactment
of legislation promoting
the welfare of persons of
Japanese ancestry in the
United States.
For past services to the
JACL, in building the larg^
est geographical district
In the U*S*, Roy M. Takeno
was awarded a special cer-
tificate. The nine JACL
chapters in the Mountain
Plains district further
awarded Takeno with a beau-
tiful pen and pencil set
for his contributions to
the chapters.
DENVER JACL AWARDS
LUCKY PRIZE WINNERS
During the intermission
of the Inaugural Ball on
New Years Eve, prizes were
awarded to the following
lucky people;
1st prize of a bridge
table and chairs, were given
to Dorothy Matsumoto*
2nd prize of a table ra-
dio was won by Stephen Ando.
3rd prize of a waffle
iron was won by Mri Mary
Tokunaga*
4th prize of an electric
iron was won by Yuri Kanda.


FACE TWO
THE DENVER 3PCI. BULLETIN
JANUARY, 1951
DENVER JA(l BULLETIN
Published monthly by
the Denver Chapter of the
Japanese American Citi-
zens League, 1917 Law-
rence* St*, Denver, Colo-
rado*
Telephone Alpine 7227
Editor: George Masunaga
Bus* Mgr.: Sam Kumagai
Staff: Bill Hosakawa,
Furai Katagiri, Mami Kata-
giri, Dorothy Madokoro,
Sue Maruyama, Bessie Ma-
tsuda, Rosa Mayeda, Ben
Miyahara, Sachi Shibata,
Haru Tanaka, Helen Tanaka,
Min Yasui*
attempt at writingperiod*
Any similarity to any Pu-
litzer prize winning corres*
pondent s work is purely
coincidental* I am inform-
ed that this is one of the
"requisites" of the posi-
tion of "prexy", and "Dead-
line" Masunaga insists "The
Bulletin goes to press on
timerain or shine*"
This column will not
make any "earth shaking
sooops", nor will it at-
tempt to editorialize. Af-
ter allwhat publication
of this size is so fortu-
nate as to have such na-
tionally and internation-
ally lmown personalities
as Hosokawa, Yasui, and Ma-
sunaga, to mention a few.
I will take this oppor-
tunity to say that I con-
sider it an honor an a
privilege to have been
chosen president of the lo-
cal JACL. The Cabinet you
have selected, and about
whom you will read about
in another column, will
make the job much easier.
As I look back and re-
view the work that has been
accomplished by our past
officers, I can see that we
have a real job ahead of us.
The work that can be done
presents an exciting chal-
lenge to us, and with YOUR
help, the Cabinet pledges
that 1951 will be the best
yeti _____
RENEW VOUR MEMBERSHIP
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Single Membership #2.50
Couple Membership 3.50
Students 1.50
P.C. (Member) 3.00
P*C. (Non-Member) 3.50

Okhtfc'-d
Bi* BILL HOSOKAIOA-
FEPC FOR COLORADO
Believing that economic
democracy is essential in
order to v/in the fight a-
gainst the threat of Com-
munism, civic-minded Den-
verites have formed a oiti-
zens comittee to enact
Fair Employment Practices
law for Colorado, to join
the 8 other states of the
U* S* in extending equality
in employment to minorities*
The Colorado Committee
on Equal Employment Oppor-
tunities is headed by Judge
Joe E. Cook of Denver, and
boasts of liberal leaders
and influential citizens
of Colorado* The organiz-
ing meeting of the Commit-
tee was held during Decem-
ber at the House of Manchu,
with genial George Furuta
acting as host.
Rev. Y* Tamai of the
Buddhist Church is a mem-
ber of the Committee, and
.endorses FE?C for Colorado
urging Busseis tosupport
the legislation in the
Colorado state assembly.
At Denver's National
Western Stock show this
last week We saw some
fine cow-critters, some
beautiful horses and some
hair-raising rodeo feats*
But we didn't see much
of a Nisei angle*
Some fifteen years ago
we heard of a Nisei cow-
puncher who took part in
the big Pendleton (Ore*)
Roundup* He was reported
to be quite an expert at
bulldogging steers and
sticking to the hurricane
deck of a brono.
But we never were able
to substantiate the story-
to our satisfaction* We've
been on the watch ever
since for a genuine Nisei
rodeo cowboy, and never yet
run across one*
There are Nisei cattle
breeders, all right, and
Nisei cattle feeders*
That's natural out in this
part of the country* So
perhaps there are Nisei
pokes crazy enough about
the game to enter competi-
tion in the smaller shows
that pop up around the
country each sumer* But
we haven't even seen one
of them.
If anyone knows of a ge-
nuine Nisei brono peeler
and. calf roper, we'd appre-
ciate hearing. He'd make
a likely story.
NISEI ORGANIZATIONS ASSIST
ISSEI IN ALIEN REGISTRATION
GUEST EDITORIAL
URBAN LEAGUE |
The Urban League of Den- ^
ver was ambitious in its £
beginning when it set as A
its purpose the service of A
minorities in the race re- £
lations field* Although J
this was a huge undertaking
which could not be realized
at an early date, neverthe-
less, in principle it was
sound and correct* Progress
has been slow but it has
been toward the goal as
stated in the purpose of
the Urban League.
Specifically, our ser-
vices have been scaled to
the Negro, Japanese and
Spanish-Speaking minorities.
From the very beginning
leading Japanese citizens
have aided in the planning,
programming and the finan-
cing of the League* Be-
cause of this close rela-
tionship the problems of
the local Japanese commu-
nity were understood and
made a part of the daily
activities of the Urban
League*
National legislation was
supported that would make
the Nisei and Issei an in-
tegral acceptable part of
the American community* The
barriers that faced the
Japanese were our barriers.
We saw these limitations as
forms of discrimination,
and as such, obstacles to
the true functioning of our
democracy.
The Urban League has
aided in job placement and
career counselling* So the
League is yours use it.
HOUSING SURVEY
UN0ERWAY IN DENVER
Denver's #3,300,000 pro-
gram for redevelopment of
the blighted areas, which
will affect 1{.,000 dwelling
units, including 319 Japa-
nese households, was under-
way with a survey crew of
9 investigators, including
2 Nisei. The Nisei survey-
men were Roy M. Takeno,
and Ray S* Tani, who will
give speeial attention to
Japanese household units.
Although eventually 688
Japanese families will be
affected, at the present
time, area being surveyed
is roughly from the Platte
River, down 20th St. to
Park, back to Champa on
23rd, then along 26th St.
to Blake St,, and then
back to the Platte River
along 31st* St*
Nisei organizations in
Colorado aided Japanese
Issei to comply with the
Me Carr an Internal Security
Act, which required report
of address cards to be per-
sonally filed on or before
January 2^, 1951.
The Mountain-Plains JACL
office, 1917 Lawrence St*
reported that 67 cases were
handled by that office*
Moreover, approximately I4-O
AR-16 forms were completed
for Issei who lost their
Alien Registration cards.
The Denver JACL, headed
by committee chairman Tosh
Ando, handled 37 registra-
tions and 9 AR-16 applica-
tion forms. Members of the
committee, besides chairman
Ando, were Sue Maruyama,
Atsu Ito, Chiye Horiuchi,
Bess Matsuda, Mike Kitano
and Dr* George J. Kubo*
The Sangha Club of the
Buddhist Church assisted 36
registrants, and referred
the AR-l6 applicants to the
JACL* The Sangha committee
consisted of Sam Yoshikawa,
Ed Nakagawa, Harry Yanari,
Mas Takata, Kaz Sakamoto,
George Tsukamoto, Hattie
Arita and others.
The Brighton Japanese
American Association, head-
ed by Dr. John Chikuma,
chairman of the committee,
assisted Issei in that area.
The committee members were
Sam Chikuma, James Imatani,
Jess Masunaga, Mike Tashiro,
Jay Fukaye and J* T* Horie.
In the Sedgwick area,
Kish Otsuka headed a group
to assist Issei* In Colo-
rado Springs, Norman Satow
provided assistance for
Issei registrants* In all
areas of the Mountain-
Plains region, public spi-
rited Nisei aided the Issei
in complying with the law.


JANUARY, 1951
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE THREE
Fords are certainly
popular these days! Cruis-
ing around are; STU TASHIRO
in his light blue contrap-
tion and Stanley Ichikawa
with his beautiful green
limousine- and hear Sammy
Terasaki is sporting a
beauty tool
TOMMY HaMAI really gave
a bang-up party New Year* s
Eve before^ he left for
White Sands* All his DU
buddies, including KEN KU-
WaBaRA, yo tomayasu, spike
and KEBO KINO SHIT A, HELEN
and JOHNNY NAKASHB1A, SUMI
and BEN NOZAWA, SHOJI KLMU-
RA, JOHNNY MIZOUE, and the
young celebrants from near
Brighton* Decorations must
have been terrifio cuz
it took them three hours to
undecorate itl
YAS TaSHIRO and YaYE SA-
KAGUCHI are quite adept ski
enthusiasts, they claim!
KUNI SAKURAI and BILL SAME-
SHBiA claim they went ski-
ing too, but I hear they
came all the way from
Greeley just to see a
little snow*
CONGRATULATIONS are in
order for TOM LEE, our new
YPS President.
HELEN TANAKA and Dr.
CHIKUMA made quite a two-
some for Bridge* At IHA-
TANI'S bridge party they
TANI'S bridge party they
bid a grand slam, and made
it More power to 'em!!
Brightonians vaca-
in California are:
Some
tioning
MILDRED and TOM TOCHIHARA
and ROSE and DON TAN ABE
Seems as tho Colorado cli-
mate is too good for 'em
but according to KOBE
and AL TaSHIRO, and BILL
and DOLLY SATO say there's
no place like home*
We hear HARRY KURACHI, a
student at Colorado College
has been accepted by the CU
Medical School. Our sin-
cere CONGRATULATIONS, to
you HARRY!!!
DR. and MRS. JOHN CEIiUJ-
MA of Brighton had a cock-
tail party preceding the
New Years Eve Danoe*
* TEXACO*
GEORGE'S MOTOR
20ST LAWRENCE
___MAIN 9373
Ski season is here again
and many Niseis are "slat
happy" again. Pictured are
MABEL and BOB UYEDA up on
the slope at Loveland Basin*
BOB UYEDA is scoutmaster
of Troop No. 58, which is
affiliated with the Cali-
fornia Street Methodist
Church.
PRESENTING
VOUR DENVER JACL CABINET
Remembering that the Denver JACL boasted In 1946, the
proud status of being the "largest and best JACL chapter
in the U.S.," the Denver JACL cabinet promised to make
1951 a banner year for the local chapter.
Headed by personable YUTAKA "TAK" TERASAKI, President,
the Denver JACL cabinet boasted of a well-qualified and
exceptional slate of competent officers.
First Vice Pres*, in charge of program and activities
is CHIYE HORIUGHI, long associated with the YWCA and
League of Women Voters affairs since pre-war coast days
in Seattle, Washington*
2nd. Vice Pres*, for membership, is ATSUYO XTO, who
promised to bring the membership rolls of the Denver JACL
into a favorable comparison with Chicago and Los .Angeles
on a percentage basis*
3rd* Vice Pres*, for publicity, is BEN MIYAHARA, one
of the original staff members of the Denver JACL Bulletin
in 1946.
Corresponding Secretary is FUMI KATAGIRI, RN*, at the
Colorado General Hospital*. She is the youngest of the
very active Katagiri sisters, and a native of Henderson,
Colorado*
Recording Secretary is SUE MARUYAMA, originally hail-
ing from Crowley, Colo* ^ueen SUE was selected by the
Mountain Plains JACL conference as the queen of the Re-
gion, to compete in the Nat'l finals in Chicago, 111*, in
1950*
Treasurer for 1951 is SAM KUMAGaI, formerly of Sacra-
mento, Calif* During the 1950 Community Chest campaign,
SAM was one of the very active team members who put the
special Nisei team over the top*
Finance Chairman, a special position created to im-
prove the financial condition of the Denver JACL, and the
National JACL-ADC program in general, is ROY MAYEDA, of
Brighton, Colo* MAYEDA promises to stage many interesting
activities during the year to increase financial support
for JACL programs, both national and local*
Sports Promoter, another new position created to fos-
ter Nisei sports in the Denver area, is DR. GEO.J.KDBO.
DR. KUBO is currently supervising the Nisei basketball
league, and promises to bring sports promotion for the
entertainment of the general public and to provide re-
creational opportunities for Nisei in this area.
Ye Editor of the Bulletin, for the first time made an
elective offioe, is GEORGE KLiSUHAGA. Assisted by an ea-
ger, hard-working and intensely enthusiastic staff, MASU-
NAGA promised to bring 12 interest-packed issues of the
Denver JACL Bulletin for Denver members for 1951*
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PAGE POUR
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
JANUARY, 1951
Jssik
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Ps£l(-a-b§
On Saturday, Dec. 50th,
the New Year* s open houses
began with a buffet supper
given byBES MAT3UDA in hon-
or of kid bud IRV, who was
home from Oak Park Illinois
for the holidays.
After the New Year* s
danoe. we*d venture to say
that the bulk of the dancers
proceeded to BARGE and LIL
TERA3AKI* S brand new home
for open house.
The bunch waited all
nite for our new treasurer,
ROY MAYEDA and his wife,
MIYEKO, to show upsomeone
leading ROY to the new home
lost him somewhere.
There was another after-
dance affair going on at
DOC & ROSA MAYEDA'S apart -
ment. Among them were TER-
RY (looking like a page out
of Vogue, in a smart, drop
shoulder,short chiffon coat
over a short fornal) and
KODY KODAMA, the JOHN NOGU-
CHI'b, JO* & KOSiii MIZUKAMI,
the JIM MIYAKE'S, and the
HARRY OTSUKI'S.
ROSE MIZUKAMI looked ve-
ry charming going thru an
intricate tango number with
FRANK TAMURA.
One of the most attract-
ive gals at the dance was
CAROL TANAKA in a very red
lace frock with much frou-
frou.
FUZZY YASUDA looked cute
indeed in a black informal
dancing with a tall hand-
some number fran the young-
er set.
MASA HAMASU's rendition
of Harbor Lights was just
too perfectly adorable.
RUSSEL YAMAGA was awful-
ly oute walking up to the
gals, and then bewildered,
wondering whether to kiss
tem or just shake hands.
HELEN TaNAXA was always
in a corner, extending a
very stiff arm, full length
to wish all a Happy New
Year.
i^ueen candidate AMY MIYA-
MOTO and BILL HATANAKA made
a handsome duo as did the
lovely PEARL KUWABARA with
BOB SAKATA. PEARL*s blao k
short formal with a halter
neckline was one of the
smartest things seen.
GEORGE MASUNAGA, peren-
nial bachelor, was with the
charming newcomer, FRANCIS
KOBAYfiSHI.
SEMI BJATiilll looking so
starry-eyes and lovely, af-
ter all those long years of
marriage, dancing with hus-
band, JIMMY.
ROB it GRaCE BRANNON made
a handsome and energetic
duo dancing the real fast
ones, while GEORGE & BER-
NICE OHASlil, the ever charm-
ing MITCHIE and PREXY TaK
TERiiSAKI, and BETTY & HANK
SUZUKI looked on.
KUI TaNIGUGHI looked
charming as a doll in her
attractive formal. But ru-
mors have it, from people
who heard her at TKKASAKI'S
that she snoresi
We noticed the JOHNNY Q-
KIZAKI'S, and ROY TERaDA'B,
and the JOHNNY KAJIWARA's
mingling midst the hub bub,
and TAKI DGMOTO'S genial
countenance was a welcomed
addition to the stagettes
and abandoned JACL offi-
cers* wives.
A ski-tow accident in-
jured the seven-year old
daughter of George and Mae
Matsumonji in Climax re-
oently.
The juvenile ski artist,
Vicki Matsumonji, received
a gash over her left eye
that required six stitches,
it was reported.
Iflanchu,
GRIU-CHOP SUEy /
W/kUyou. owl
IQ56 Larimer St Ta 9576
PINO 900RSUF
WIN
TENTATIVE ANNUAL CALENDAR
JANUARY-Alien Registration
assistance, ohrmn, Toshio
Ando.
FEBRUAHY-JACL-ADC legisla-
tive program support, in-
cluding financial support.
MARCH-Proposal for a Mtn-
Plains District JaCL Con-
ference, as suggested by
. District Chrmn Pat Okura
of Omaha.
.-u-RIL-Bupport for the Nisei
Intexmouhtain Collegiate
Conference, tentatively
scheduled for Boulder.
MAY-"I am an American Day",
May BOth.
"Memorial ^ay" program
for Japanese community,
May 50th.
JUNE-Encampment for Citi-
zenship, in Fieldston,
N. Y.
Proposal for sooial to
honor June graduates.
JULY-Coopera-oion with the
Lisle Fellowship.
AUGUST-Summer picnic
SEPTEMBER-Cooperation with
Nisei Baseball League.
OCTOBER-liisei Veterans Memo-
rial, Oct. 50th.
Hallowe1 en Party.
NOVEMBER-General Meeting,
and Membership drive com-
mences.
DECEMBER-Elections, and New
Year*s Eve-Inaugural Ball.
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