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VOLUME VI NUMLEK 5
DENVER, COLORADO
MAI, 1951
MT PLAINS DISTRICT OFFICERS
Standing: 1. to r. SAMYONIMOTO, Albuquerque, N.Mex., So.
Viee-Chrmn; ROY M.TAKHNO, Denver,Mtn-Plains Dist. Chrmn.:
HARRY SAKATA, Brighton, Colo,. Dist, Treasurer,
Sitting: 1. to r. SUE MARUYAMA, Denver. Colo., Historian;
MRS. LILY OKDRA, Omaha,Nebr. .Central Vice-Chrmn; and BESS
MATSUDA,District Secretary. (Not Pictured, Tom Koyama, of
Montana, No. Viee-Chnnn.) Photo by Bill Batanaka
DENVER JACL CHAPTER HOSTS
SUCCESSFUL MT PIAINS CONFAB
Chaired by retiring District Chairman K. Patrick Okura
of Omaha, Nebr., the Mountain-Plains Regional JACL Confab
was held at the Albany Hotel in Denver, Colo, on April 14
and 15, 1951, with approximately 100 delegates attending.
"GO F0* BROKE PREMIERE
BROADWAY THEATRE MAY 18
-COOPERATING WITH CATHAY POST
Thru mutual understanding, the Denver JACL agreed to
cooperate with the Cathay Post #165, in connection with
the forthcoming Denver Premiere of "Go For Broke," sche-
duled at The Broadway The-
atre on May 18, 1951.
MEMORIAL DAY
CEREMONIES PI AN NED
In keeping with tradi-
tion in Denver, the looal
JACL chapter will sponsor a
community-wide Memorial Day
service on May 30, 1951.
Carol Tanaka was named
chairman in charge of the
services. She will be as-
sisted by a committee con-
sisting of Edward Nakagawa,
Betty Kanegaye, Chiye Hori-
uehi, and John Noguchi.
Complete details and ar-
rangements will be announc-
ed at a later date.
RED CROSS DR/VE
May Matsumonji, chairman
of the special Denver JACL
Red Cross solicitation team
announced that to date the
quota assigned has not been
met.
Anyone who has not yet
given to the Red Cross cam-
paign were urged to contact
Mrs. May Matsumonji.
John Noguohi, commander
of the Cathay Post, and the
1950 1st vice-president of
the Denver JACL, announced
that a parade would be held
with 442nd veterans parti-
cipating. All former vets
were asked to oontaot the
Cathay Post.
It was planned to have
city and state dignitaries,
including the Mayor of Den-
ver and the Governor of the
State of Colorado, partici-
pate in the ceremonies. It
was also announced that ar-
rangements are being made
to have the bands from Low-
ry field participate in the
parade.
The Denver JACL Is co-
operating in compiling as
complete as possible list
of former 442nd veterans,
and will make the list a-
vailable to the Dost.
The regular showings of
"Go For Broke" will be at
The Broadway Theatre com-
mencing about May 23rd.
Yutaka MTak" Terasaki, genial and personal president
of the host Denver JACL chapter, was General Chairman for
the conference, assisted by
his cabinet and special ex-
ecutive committee chairmen.
The principal speaker of
the conference was Masao W.
Satow, Nat*l Executive Dir-
ector of the JACL.
GOAL 500
"WE NEED MORE CHICAGO-
STILE WEENS," sez Atsu Ito,
membership chariman of the
Denver JACL.
Highlights of the confab
lnoluded a 1000 Club social
held at the home of Dr, and
Mrs. Y. Ito, with Geo. Mas-
unaga pinch-hitting for the
Maestro, George Furuta, who
was unfortunately incapaci-
tated.
Denver JACLERs are still
chortling over the boasting
of the Chicago ohapter, who
announced thru Aki Tani in
February, that the Chicago
goal would be 1800 members.
Bess Matsuda represent-
ing the Cornelians headed
the Banquet committee, and
Rosa Mayeda was in charge
of Dance arrangements with
Geo. Matsumonji*s Stardust-
ers playing sweet music for
dance lovers.
A special showing of the
famous 442nd RCT movie, "Go
For Broke" climaxed the en-
tire conference.
"We will beat Denver* s
ciark in the first week of
our drive," said Aki Tani.
and it* s been more than 8
weeks agol
Pres. Y. Terasaki noted
the Denver JACL, thru the
efforts of energetic mem-
bership teams, now has to
date 486 members, and is as
of date still the largest
JACL ohapter in the nation.


page two
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
HAY,1951
KMVER JACL 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 Kuraagai
Staff: Bill Hosak&wa,
Pumi Katagiri, Maml Kata-
giri, Dorothy Madokoro,
Sue Maruyama, Bessie Ma-
tsuda#> Rosa Hayeda,. Ben
Miyahara, Sachi Shibata,
fiaru Tanaka, Min Yasui.
(/£ Pray Sy-
Conference^Success or
Failure.
A matter of interpreta-
tion* As for myself, it
brings into sharp focus the
Yutaka Teraeaki
need for an organization.
Call it JACL or any other
name only by combined
group aetion can some things
be accomplished*
Attending the sessions
and listening to the report
Satow gave and hearing in
more detail of the work be-
ing done, only reaffirms
your trust in your organi-
zation!
A complete report of the
conference will be available
shortly* If you wish a
copy, let us know!!
Reo Cross W/oakERS
Members of the hardwork-
ing Red Cross solicitation
team whioh has turned over
#784 to the Denver Red Cross
were revealed this week by
Co-chairmen Mae Uatsumonjl
and Hana Takamine*
They are: Tosh Ando, May
Furuta, Nelson Hada, Trudy
Hlrokawa, Terry Kodama, Ml-
tsu Matsuda, Sam Matsumoto,
Bob Mayede, Sara Mlyoshi,
Frank Morganari, Masako Na-
kayama, Clara Okimoto, Har-
ry Yanari, Dlek Yanase,and
Min Yasui*

By 3ILL HOSOKAU/L.
MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON HUNAN RELATIONSHIP
The Commission on Human relations, City
of Denver, is the agency of your city gov-
ernment which works to insure a policy of
non-discrimination because of race, reli-
gion, or national origin in city employment
and in the provision of city services, in-
cluding police, health and sanitation, and
recreation services, and public housing.
The Mayor* s Committee on Human Relations
(appointed by Mayor Q,uigg Newton in 1946)
beoame a properly constituted permanent agency in the
city government with functions defined by ordinance; and
beoame the Commission on Human Relations on January 29,
1951 by action of the City Council.
The Commission receives, investigates, and makes re-
commendations for settlement on all complaints by indivi-
duals of discrimination by the city. This might well be
regarded as the "curative" work of the agency. The Com-
mission also does "preventive" or "educational" work, us-
ually on a departmental basis, by giving human relations
training to groups of city employees including new police
officers, and by assisting in the drafting of policy pro-
nouncements, and by interpreting the non-discrimination
policy of the City.
The authority of the Commission to initiate or recom-
mend action is limited to departments of the city govern-
ment. in addition, the Commission works wholeheartedly
with private agencies in intergroup relations on commun-
ity problems and projects which may or may not involve
the city government.
The Commission itself is composed of 11 non-paid mem-
bers appointed by the Mayor. It meets once each month to
determine policy, to review the work of the staff, and to
evaluate the work and problems in human relations, pri-
marily in the city government.
The office of the Commission is Rm 122, City & County
Bldg., MA 1133, Ext* 332; it is staffed by Director Helen
Peterson, an education and research assistant Mose Truji-
llo, and an office manager-secretary, Muriel Swayze.
Why is it that a fellow
who willingly pays $5 to
see the fifth card in a
stud poker game cries about
kicking in with a dollar
for a worthy cause like the
JACL?
Youve seen them. They
will put $2 on the nose,
wager a fin on a throw of
the dice, but the JACL?
Hell no.
Vhat these birds don(t
realize is that the JACL is
no gamble; it's a sure
thing with the return pay-
ing a handsome dlvident for
the investment. Of course
you don*t reap the benefit
immediately in terms of the
green stuff that you stuff
in a wallet. But the re-
turn is there, never fear,
and it pays off richly over
the years in opportunity,
equality, self-respect and
other intangibles*
The JACL is in a tough
way financially today be-
cause a lot of otherwise
good joes figured there was
a better way to spend a
dollar than to donate it*
But heres a thoughts
Youre buying a share in
your future, and your chil-
drens future, when you
contribute to the support
of the JACL program.
They can use the dough*
KWOtV YOUR CHAPTER OFFICERS
2ND VICE PREXY-ATSYO ITO
NISEI VETS
PLAN PARADE
FOR PREVIEW
John Noguchi, commander
of the American Legion Ca-
thay Post 185, urgently re-
quests all Nisei veterans
to march (in uniform) on
Friday, May 18*
The parade is to begin
at 5:30 pm prior to the
Denver premiere showing of
MGMs "Go For Broke" at the
Broadway Theater. Civic
leaders, including city and
state officials, are parti-
cipating as well as the
Lowry Air Base Band*
Noguchi requests the co-
operation of all Nisei vets
regardless of their affili-
ation with the aimed forces
in the last war*
Veterans who can parti-
cipate may secure details
at the Cathay Post, KE 9429
or at the Denver JACL of-
fice, AL 7227*
Mrs* Atsuyo Ito, diminu-
itive and attractive wife
of Dr* Yoshio I to, is the
energetic 2nd vice presi-
dent of the Denver JACL, in
charge of membership*
A native of California,
she was a resident of San
Pedro, prior to evacuation.
After relocating to Co-
lorado, she has been active
in Buddhist church activi-
ties as well as the Nisei
Mothers Club affairs*
She is the mother of 8
year old Kikuyo Xto, who is
a student at the Harrington
school*
Under the aggressive and
inspired leadership of the
dynamic membership chairman
of the Denver JACL, the lo-
cal chapter has olimbed to
the top of list as the lar-
gest chapter in the U.S.
As membership
chairman, Atsuyo
Ito has given
the Denver JACL
the best record
in membership
ever aohieved by
the local chap-
ter.
DENVER JACL MEMBERSHIP
Single Membership 42.50
Couple Membership 3.50
Students 1.50
P.C. (Member) 3.00
P.C. (Non-Member) 3.50
* TEXACO*
GEORGESMOTOR
20 thST LAWRENCE
___MAIN 9373


MAY,1951
THE DEITVi'jR JACL AULLETJIT
PAGE THREE
tmmmuims
DENTISTS
JOHN CHIICUMA, DDS
40 N. Main BRIGHTON 560
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 KE 1077
830 18th Street
T. KAWANO, DDS KE 3084
1404 E, 18th Avenue
TAKASHI MAYEDA, DDS TA 6961
301 Interstate Trust Bldg,
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
T-OSHIO ANDO ... AC 5315
1942 Larimer Street
MINORU YASUI AL 7227
1917 Lawrence Street
OPTMEWSTS
GEORGE KUBO, OD AC 5315
1942 Larimer Street
BEN MATOBA, OD KE 1941
1927 Larimer Street
wsic/msmm
CHARLES FUJ1SAKI, MD
40 N, Main BRIGHTON 418
T.K* KOBAYASHI, MD KB 4590
1227 27th Street
ISAMU 02AMOTO, MD TA 1596
301 Interstate Trust Bldg,
HOWARD SUENAGA, BID AC 1314
830 18th Street
GEORGS TAKENO, BAD TA 0783
830 18th Street
MAHITO UBA, DO MA 3743
1230 21st Street
Join the JACL
Sam/
fro/n
MT-PL AIMS
DISTRICT CONFAB
ALBANY HOTEL
APRIL 13-lMS
Min Yasui, Regional JACL Representative * f
Patrick Okura, Chairman Mountain Plaine District Convention rCTO J>*f
Chiye Horiuchi, Secretary //ATAMAKA


MAY, 1951
THE DENVER J*J3L BULLETIN
PAGE FOUP
Left to rights Mr, & Mrs, Michael L. Freed, Exec, Secy, Anti-Defamation League man Mountain Plains Dis
Mt. Plains Area; Mr. Milar Barhour, Director Urban League; Mrs. & Mr. James trjLCt touncu.
FreBques, Councilman; Mrs. Helen Peterson, Chairman of Majors Commission on photo by Bill Hatanaka
Human Relations. (Photo courtesy of Bill Hatanaka)
MT-PLAINS
REGIONAL
JACL
CONFERENCE
APBILI3'I4-I5
Left to right: Mrs.
Lily Okura, Omaha,
Nebraska (Central
Vice-chairman); Mr.
Y. Terasaki, Denver
JACL (Conference
Chairman); Mr. Mas
Satow, National Exec.
Chairman; Mr. Min
Yasui, Regional JACL
Representative Moun-
tain Plains; Miss
June Aochi, Mountain
Plains Regional Of-
fice Secretary.
(Photo by Albert
Moldvay)


may, i95i
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
PAGE FIVE
The Small Fry takes you
to Nisei Intermountain Col-
legiate Conference in Boul-
der*
With HIDEO HIROSE, JAMES
OKAZAKI YASUKO FURUKAVA,
LUCKY YAMAGA all of CU and
JAMES OTA of DU, regardless
with his right arm in a
sling, vorking hard, the
6th annual NICC stressing
the theme of "Jane and Joe
Nisei College" merely of
social purposes of course,
was very highly successful!
1945 Grove Street in
Boulder was the most popu-
lar gathering place. Thats
Yamaga*s house and YOSHIYE
and KAZUKO certainly did a
heck of a good job being
hostesses till wee hours of
the morning.
Their good natured bru der, LUCKY, who was voted
the most outstanding basket-
ball player of the NICC was
hustling here and there not
only looking for a last min-
ute gym, but also kept one
eye open on the Utah coeds,
MARY, ALICE, YUKI and JEAN-
ETTE. Cute no doubt.!!
From DU came six classy
coeds with that 100# col-
lege spirit: MIKO NONAKA,
LOUISE NAG AT A; CLARA SHINDO
AGNES UJIFUSA; YOSHIYE MI-
ZOUE and MARGIE NAKAMURA*
They certainly did their
left to right: june
aochi, miko nonaka and
louise nagata*
share of raising whoopee
with JUNE AOCHI and SaCIII
MATSUSHIMA of Parks together
with KAZUKO iMjiKATA and xtUBY
OKUBO. Golly.......football
cheers for a. varsity gem?
couldnt have been better!!
At the steak fry top of
Flagstaff, chef cook, KENT
YORITOMO of CU kept every-
one well supplied with the
sizzling steaks on the hot
grill, but we certainly did
feel sorry for all the a&3
that kept blowing into his
eyes! Honestly just like a
vet at heart; no one else
could have done a better
job!!!
Pictured here are the delegates and guesi/3 of tne sixth annual Nisei
Intermountain Collegiate Conference held in Boulder, Colo., on April 30
_ T) Vs ^ 4* ^ T-H 11 T/'' O U 4 m a
and 21,
Photo by T. K. Shindo*
During entertainment....
romeo HANK 'TOMOMATSU and
his Juliet, YUKI both of
Utah U* won a trophy engrav-
ed the "Worlds Champion lo-
ver. Of course, Twasnt
The NICC would be lost
without our generalissimo
GEORGE MOCHIZUKI of Utah U.
He sez he is now a father
of one and one coming up
any day now. But seriously;
he is the best coach any
team can have!!
We believe, GENJI YAMA-
MOTOS cute wife, LILLIAN,
has a lot to do with his
basketball all-star ability.
Her heart was in the game
with him and rooting every
minute for him!!!!
The Colo.A&M Sextet,WILL
SHIMODA, JACK NUKAYA; HIRO
FUJINAMI -, JAMES HAGIHARA;
CHUCK URANO, and NOB HASUDA
in their 1934 chevie were
seen cruising the Boulder
campus looking over the
crop of delightfully slick
coeds !
Cute MARGIE NAKAMURA of
type, I guess} Tu^sheearr^
ed a "Worlds Champion Wolf
trophy for her effort!
CALVIN CHAI of DU and
KAMI KATAGIRI DU grad both
lucky yamaga and mami
katagiri.
won a 10 inch Ping Pong tro-
phy. They both claim that
it was "rough going" and
that they would rather play
football and golf respect-
ively.
It was an encnanting
evening and apparently the
charms of the South Pacific
beckoned GEORGE NAGAI and
3H0JI KIMURA for when last
seen they were headed in
the direction of "Tulagi."
Must run in the family
tree.......ROY UYENICHI 61"
and PAUL "BUGSY" FUKUMA al-
most 6 both got on the
NICC all stars* They happen
to be cousins too!!
Getting in their share
of licks on the dance floor
were DU men MAMORU KIMURA,
ALBERT NODA, HANK OKUBO and
ISAO KUGE. Their only com-
plaint was "not enough wo-
men.
Twas good to see BEN MI-
YAHARA; KEN KUWABARA; HELEN
NAKAMURA; all DU grads, who
made a special effort to
trek up to the NICC dance.
Others were: BOB MARUYAMA
of CSCE, ROBERT OKAMOTO of
Wyo., U and DOUGLAS TAGUCHI,
CU Med student. Cutest
couple-----our dashing JACK
KANEGAYE and LIL KUMAGAI of
Utah U.
The Small Fry sends NOB
IDA of CU, alias the King
of the 1951 NICC Sweetheart
Ball, our sinceriest congrc*
tulations for being the new
NICC Prexy for 1952 and albo
to his cabinet. YOSHIYE YA-
KAGA CU j EDNA MATSUSHIMA CU,
aGNES UJIFUSA DU, WILLY MI-
1,UNI CU and TSUKE KOSUGE CU
Best of luck to you all!!I
RELIABLE 7/yy 1D|
, PRESCRIPTIONS
AL. ¥82* 2700LARIMER


page six
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN
MAY,1951
When there1 s money involved golf calculations take
on a greater importance. Totaling up the score after
18 holes are Yosh Nakayama (left) and Jim Okita.
Photo by George Pujimoto
JACL ADC TICKET WINNERS
The MPDC conference dance
at the Albany turned out to
be a cozy affairfull of
good fellowship and much
hilarity, GEORGE MATSUMONJI
and DICK MOTOYOSHI had the
orchestra play the Niseis
some old time favorites, and
lots of nice comments were
made about their orchestra.
The cutest couple on the
floor was lil DOC ITO danc-
ing with ROY MAYEDA'S pe-
tite wife. ROY and MIYEKO
were sure cutting up with
BOB SAKATA and his date,
PRANCES KOBAYASHI.
Fashion notes at the
dance: ROSA MAYEDA in a
gold satin duster. MITCHIE
TERASAKI in a navy blue
sheer duster over a navy
blue strapless short frock.
SUUI IMATANI in a splashy
Oriental print. LILY OKURA
in a smartly cut low decol-
lete brown crepe.
T'was really nic.e to see
HARRY IDA and his very char-
ming wife at the conference
banquet. Seoon&s were pas-
sed out at. the banquet, and
gorging their tummies were:
PAT OKORA-Omaha, KIYO Y0-
KOOJI and HARRY KONISHI-Ft.
Lupton, and we'd bet ROB
BRANNON dint refuse a se-
cond.
Seen at the preview show-
ing of "Go For Broke" were
the seldom seen MIKE TASHI-
RO'S and KAY SAKAGUCHI'S,
Gold Star parents, D. ITO'S,
K. SHIBATA, KKD Members,Mr.
and MRS. KAKO, and DR. MIYA-
MOTO, and we ran into JUDGE
JOE COOK in the crowd.
Poor JIMMY OTA is nurs-
ing a dislocated shoulder
and has been having a tuff
time getting himself dres-
sed to make it on time to
his classes at DU.
ally, that was a mighty
cute nin-gyo seen with him
at the Marian Anderson con-
cert.
BEA IWASAKI and ATSU ITO
represented the Mothers
Club at the program plan-
ners workshop sponsored by
the Adult Education Council.
The Mother1s Club is having
a meeting on First Aid and
Civil Defense on May 10th.
UTEANa ODA, formerly of
Grand Junction, is present-
ly earning his livelihood
at the National Jewish Hos-
pital as research chemist.
April 14 was the date,
the Colorado College Campus
Chapel the place...HELEN
TANAKA became the bride of
HARRY KURACHI. HELEN was
lovely in a slipper satin
gown, an exquisitely beaded
sweetheart neckline, with a
finger tip veil. She was
attended by MRS. EMI CHIKU-
MA and HARRY by DR. JOHN
CHIKUMA. Both of Brighton,
they were honored at a re-
ception held at the Brigh-
ton Buddhist Church.
BRIGHTON WOMEN
DONATE TO ADC
Proceeds from tne Brigh-
ton Nisei Women*s Club's
successful scrap-paper drine
were donated to the National
ADC, the local ADC office
acknowledged this week.
Mrs. Mary Tokunaga, pres-
ident of the club, reported
that over 2600 pounds of
old newspapers and mgazaines
were collected in the Brigh-
ton area.
Those who ably assisted
Mrs. Tokunaga included Mrs.
Hazel Tani, Mrs. Helen Oka-
da and Mrs. Miyeko Mayeda.
All men have their frail-
ties; and whoever looks for
a friend without imperfec-
tions, will never find what
Yes, we have many advo-
cates for our worthy cause;
during the Mountain-Plains
District Convention held in
Denver, Colorado there were
many instances of film be-
lief and trust in the JaCL-
ADC program.
The regoinal Conclave
was highly successful due
to generous assistance by
not only our Issei and Ni-
sei populace but also sup-
porters such as the Lynchs,
Kilkers, Lassers, Brannons,
Rossis, Currans, etc.
THE DENVER JACL BULLETIN,
The Denver Chapter JACL,
1917 Lawrence Street,
Denver 2, Colorado.
THE LUCKY WINNERS ARE:
TREASURE TROVE
Mrs. A. Kilcourse
3730 West 45th Avenue
Denver, Colorado
BULOVA WRIST WATCH
Tashiro of New Mexico
PARKER PEN & PENCIL SET
Johnson of Albuquerque
HOUSE OF MANCHU (DINNER)
T. Ujifusa, Norland, Wyo
GRANADA* S MDSE CERTIFICATE
Tom Nichols of Denver
Flattery never hurts
man unless he inhales.
See. 31.66, P. L. & R.
Permit No. 2091-B.
GEORGE TAK2N0 was in Cal
recently to attend an alum-
.e conference. Inoident-
he seeks.-
-Anon.
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